June 17, 2015 |
BALTIMORE - Citing club policy, the Phillies declined to comment Monday on a CSNPhilly.com report that the organization is targeting longtime baseball executive Andy MacPhail for a front-office position. The report indicated it is unclear what role MacPhail would assume if he joined the team. Pat Gillick became the Phillies' president on a permanent basis in January but has said he doesn't envision himself in the role in two or three years. Gillick, 77, is in charge of baseball operations.
June 8, 2015 |
BUFFALO - Two players from the Czech Republic - center Pavel Zacha and goalie Daniel "Darth" Vladar - are high on the Flyers' radar and will be given strong consideration during the June 26-27 NHL draft. After finishing the grueling fitness testing at the NHL scouting combine Saturday in Buffalo, both confirmed they were interviewed by the Flyers. Zacha, a speedy and physical 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, could be available when the Flyers pick at No. 7, but he will certainly be gone by the time they make their second pick, which will be at 29th or 30th, depending on Tampa Bay's finish in the Stanley Cup Finals.
June 6, 2015 |
Brendon Little has been dreaming about playing professional baseball since he was a multi-position performer in the Berwyn-Paoli Little League. "I think it was last summer, when I was playing in front of major-league scouts and getting feedback from them, when I realized it could become a reality," the Conestoga senior said. A 6-foot-2, 200-pound lefthander with a fastball that has been clocked at 95 m.p.h., Little was closely watched by 15 to 30 scouts at games this year. With a huge upside, he could be picked next week in the Major League Baseball first-year draft.
June 1, 2015 |
A PERSON OF interest in a pair of sexual assaults in South Philly surrendered to police yesterday, a law-enforcement source said. Earlier in the day, an arrest warrant had been issued for Raheem Felder, 32, on a parole-violation charge, according to that source. About 5 p.m., Felder turned himself in to authorities alongside his attorney at the police Special Victims Unit's headquarters in North Philly. Felder, whose family said they last saw him before Memorial Day, is on parole after being released from prison two years ago on an attempted-murder charge.
May 19, 2015 |
HAVING served the city of Philadelphia as a Democratic committee person for 10 years, a Democratic member of State Committee for eight years, a member of City Council and president of City Council for 19 years and mayor for 8 years, I feel uniquely qualified to understand the requirements imposed by both the demands of the office and the demands of the constituents on persons elected to represent a Council district in the city. On the basis of that experience and having watched Councilman Kenyatta Johnson serve the 2nd Council District the past several years, I can enthusiastically support his re-election in the municipal primary election on May 19th.
May 16, 2015 |
Whether it was kickball in the backyard, races by bonfire or all-you-can-eat free-for-alls at the dinner table, Maggie Balint has always been extremely competitive. Perhaps that's why the junior pitcher for Avon Grove had second thoughts after committing to Delaware during her sophomore year. "I'm a person who wants to play the most competitive softball I can play," the righthanded slinger said. After backing out of her commitment earlier this season, Balint is contemplating offers from Ohio State and James Madison while also fielding interest from Kentucky, Missouri and Penn State.
April 28, 2015 |
Sincere Fullerton, a 12-year-old from West Philadelphia, likes to spend his free time with pixelated characters in science fiction-inspired video games. But Sunday, the sixth grader spent the afternoon surrounded by real-life robots and electronics experiments - most of which were made by hand. At a technology warehouse in Point Breeze, Sincere watched the snapping tail of a scorpion-shaped plastic robot. He plugged wires into dough to see whether it conducted current.
April 22, 2015 |
AFTER MONTHS of rumors, the NHL's second-hottest coaching commodity became a free agent yesterday. The San Jose Sharks and head coach Todd McLellan mutually agreed to "part ways," making him available to the 13 or so teams that could be looking for a new coach this summer. McLellan, 47, went a staggering 311-163-66 (.637) in seven seasons in San Jose. This is the first spring a McLellan-coached team is not participating in the playoffs (WHL, AHL or NHL) after 22 consecutive years on a bench.
April 10, 2015 |
UNTIL IT becomes official on draft day, until Roger Goodell stands at the podium and announces to all the world that someone else has wed Marcus Mariota, there will be people clinging to the hope that Chip Kelly will find a way to rescue the former Oregon quarterback from the clutches of Ken Whisenhunt or some other head coach who has no clue how to maximize his talents, and they will live happily ever after at One NovaCare Way. Hell, even after...
April 3, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - You can sit down and talk basketball with Brett Brown 24/7 without hesitation. But the 76ers coach doesn't prefer to do that. Though basketball is his livelihood, he is a well-traveled man who graduated from Boston University and is very informed about all sorts of subjects. He feels a real importance to interact with his young team on other things besides the game they play for a living. It's why the team organized a trip to the White House on Tuesday. Before last night's game against the Wizards in the nation's capital, players and others from the organization on the tour showed off cellphone pictures of what they saw the day before.