August 9, 2013 |
The 76ers are showing interest in signing free agent guard Chris Duhon, Yahoo Sports reported. According to the report, the New York Knicks are also interested in the guard who played two seasons with them from 2008 to 2010, where he set a team single-game record for assists with 22. The former McDonald's all-American and Duke guard was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 2004 NBA draft and spent four seasons with the team....
July 26, 2013 |
John McEnroe is asked the same few questions all the time. Who's the next great tennis star? Where will he or she come from? And when? The former world No. 1 and winner of 17 major titles (singles and doubles) often gives the same response. "It's definitely something that I wish I knew the answer to," McEnroe said before a World TeamTennis match at Villanova's Pavilion on Wednesday. "Somewhere, that person's out there. If you have any idea, please let me know. " McEnroe played a pair of matches for the New York Sportimes against the Freedoms, falling, 5-1, in mixed doubles and losing in men's doubles, 5-0. The Freedoms beat the Sportimes (4-10)
July 19, 2013 |
THE PHILLIES reportedly are among the teams interested in Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and his agent said he could be pitching in the majors soon, according to ESPNdeportes.com. The Phillies are joined by the Dodgers, Cubs, Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers, Blue Jays, Twins and Marlins in showing interest, a source close to the pitcher told the website. His agent, Jaime Torres, believes the righthander will be signed by next week. "[Gonzalez] could help a team this season," Torres told ESPNdeportes.com.
July 11, 2013 |
Part of Jessica Prince's job at Widener University is to advise college seniors about managing their debt, so she was distressed to learn that Congress on June 30 allowed the interest rate on one popular type of federal loan to double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. "I don't think a college education should be a debt sentence," she said. This week, the House and Senate are likely to review several bills that may or may not relieve some of the extra financial pressure the rate increase will put on graduates.
July 10, 2013 |
CAVALIERS OWNER Dan Gilbert wondered what other moves general manager Chris Grant had in mind to improve Cleveland this summer. He knows now. The Cavs hosted free-agent center Andrew Bynum yesterday, a person familiar with the visit told the Associated Press. The 7-foot Bynum, who didn't play one game for Philadelphia last season because of a knee injury, met with team officials at Cleveland Clinic Courts, the club's suburban facility, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of negotiations.
July 6, 2013 |
REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Icelandic lawmakers introduced a proposal in Parliament on Thursday to grant immediate citizenship to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, but the proposal received limited support. Ogmundur Jonasson, whose liberal Left-Green Party is backing the proposal along with the Pirate Party and Brighter Future Party, put the issue before the Judicial Affairs Committee. Six members of minority parties were in favor out of Parliament's 63 members Thursday - the last day before summer recess.
June 27, 2013 |
Radnor Township has paid $3.8 million to Lehman Bros. Holdings so it can withdraw from a risky variable-interest-rate deal. The swap agreement had given Radnor the option to exercise an interest-rate exchange beginning in August 2014. Radnor decided to make the swap now - and pay the $3.8 million - before interest rates start to go up. As part of the agreement, Radnor agreed to a nondisclosure clause and declined a right-to-know request from two residents who believed the settlement amount should be made public.
June 11, 2013 |
The 76ers are considering talking to Denver assistant Melvin Hunt about their coaching job, but they might have to fend off the Nuggets. Denver is believed to be interested in promoting Hunt to replace George Karl, who was fired last week, league sources said Monday. "The Sixers have not formally made contact to begin the process, but there has been some talk through the back channels," a source said. The Sixers have not sought permission from the Nuggets to speak with Hunt, according to the source.
June 6, 2013 |
Frank Lautenberg may not have appeared to be a giant of the Senate, but when you review the arc of his legislation and the consistency of his agenda, the five-term senator left a powerful legacy. "Frank Lautenberg was a hero in public health," said Jay Winsten, associate dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. "If there was a Nobel Prize in public health, he would have deserved it for his aggressive fights in the public interest and the hundreds of thousands of lives that have been saved.