February 6, 2015 |
LAST WEEK, the good folks at Baseball Prospectus shared their preliminary preseason calculations with the rest of the world, forecasting the final standings for the 2015 regular season. The Phillies, not surprisingly, will finish in last place in the National League East, according to the website. It has Ryne Sandberg's rebuilding Phils in line for a 70-92 season, bad enough for the worst record in all of baseball. So please temper your excitement that Phillies pitchers and catchers will hold their first official workout in Clearwater, Fla., 2 weeks from today.
January 31, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - The head of Hard Rock International, a company owned by the Seminole tribe of Florida, said Thursday that his company remains interested in Atlantic City and has had "unofficial conversations" with Glenn Straub, the anticipated incoming owner of the closed Revel Casino. Appearing before the Casino Control Commission, where the company took steps to fast-track a state gaming license, CEO James Allen said Hard Rock was still tempted by the beleaguered Atlantic City market.
January 22, 2015 |
John Armano was hired to defend Washington Township in its legal matters. But when the role was reversed - and Armano became a defendant of sorts - he did not appear. In a peculiar, courtroom-like setting in the municipal building Wednesday night, the Township Council voted to remove the solicitor from his post halfway through his contract, due to an alleged conflict of interest and a "fundamental breakdown" in the client-attorney relationship. All the while, a seat for the lawyer sat empty.
January 9, 2015 |
Tony Wroten just might be a hot commodity. The 76ers acquired guard Jared Cunningham and cash Wednesday in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. The team did not send a player in return and immediately released Cunningham. However, the Orange County Register reported that the Clippers did inquire about Wroten, the Sixers' leading scorer. They were just preliminary discussions, expressing interest, according to the report. "Whatever happens, happens," Wroten said Wednesday before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Wells Fargo Center.
January 6, 2015 |
For most NFL teams, the draft is the great reveal. It's the one occasion that an organization tells everyone what its decision-makers are actually thinking. The months of scouting; the sleepless nights poring over reports and statistics and eyewitness evaluations; the preparation for that three-day, seven-round extravaganza - all of it comes with an implicit message from the franchise: We have expended an exorbitant amount of time and energy in choosing which players can help us, both immediately and for a long time to come.
December 11, 2014 |
SAN DIEGO - Two more starting pitchers found new homes during the day Tuesday, but Jon Lester's indecision until signing a late-night agreement with the Chicago Cubs stalled much of the action at baseball's winter meetings. The Phillies, of course, have a vested interest in where the lefthander signs; a possible consolation prize for a jilted team is Cole Hamels. So Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. continued conversations on other manners. He met with Baltimore officials to discuss a potential Marlon Byrd trade, according to a Foxsports.com report.
November 2, 2014 |
A U.S. Senate and three House races headline the election Tuesday in South Jersey. The most heavily watched contest is the hard-fought Third Congressional District, where Republican Tom MacArthur is sparring with Democrat Aimee Belgard. The contest has drawn national attention. Voters also will decide two statewide ballot questions and county, municipal, and school board races. Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Democratic Sen. Cory A. Booker, who is trying to win his first full six-year term, holds a 16-point lead over Republican Jeff Bell, according to Real Clear Politics' average of polls last week.
November 2, 2014 |
When Dr. William H. Bromley was a child living in Florida, he came down with a case of shingles. "He went to a distant uncle that practiced chiropractic and it helped him," a son, Dr. William H. Bromley II, said. So a career path was set. "He liked helping people," said his son, a family-practice physician. "He liked doing it without chemicals and medicine. " On Monday, Oct. 27, Dr. Bromley, 78, of Haddonfield, head of the Bromley Health Center in Audubon and president of the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists in 1986-87 and 2005-06, died of cancer at his home.
November 1, 2014 |
In her own words - at least according to an aide - LeAnna Washington was "the f--ing senator" who could do whatever she wanted. Even after she was charged this year with ordering state Senate staff to plan her birthday party fund-raiser, the longtime Democrat representing Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties showed little remorse. She skipped some hearings, and when she did attend she seemed stoic - if defiant - shaking her head as a former staffer described her office as toxic. On Thursday, Washington finally spoke.
October 24, 2014 |
Jack Soslow lined up for a kickoff late in Haverford School's win on Saturday afternoon. The ball had been placed 15 yards ahead of its usual spot because of a penalty on Springside Chestnut Hill. "Field goal, field goal, field goal," the Haverford School student section chanted. Booming it into the end zone, which Soslow had already done a few times, was no longer enough. The fans were prodding the senior, who is one of the area's best kickers, to send the ball through the goalposts - it wound up wide left.