July 4, 2016 |
The Jaguar renaissance continues with two new models that the British automaker expects to account for half its sales: the XE, a compact sports sedan, and the F-Pace, a performance-minded compact crossover SUV. Now in the showrooms, these two models will put Jaguar in play in two crucial segments where it hadn't been represented. "The compact sport sedan is the largest segment of the premium auto market," noted Nathan Hoyt, Jaguar Land Rover's product communications director. "And the compact SUV segment is the fastest growing.
April 7, 2016 |
ONCE AGAIN, NFL free agency did not live up to what Stefen Wisniewski had in mind. Once again, he settled for a one-year deal with a team that needed a starting offensive lineman, hoping this might be the chance that could lead to long-term security, somewhere. Wisniewski, 27, is the leading contender to start at left guard for the Eagles after signing a contract that a source close to the situation said is worth slightly more than the $2.5 million he made on a similar deal last year in Jacksonville.
April 4, 2016 |
He's just 5-foot-8 and about 150 pounds, so perhaps the element of surprise is Billy Coyle's best friend on the lacrosse field. When all else fails, however, a lefthanded laser also does the trick. The Malvern Prep junior employed both Saturday as the Friars led early, came from behind late, and eventually survived visiting Garnet Valley, 11-10, on Coyle's game-winning goal with 2.9 seconds left. What earned Coyle room to fire was a bit of trickery. After calling a timeout with 16.4 seconds remaining, Malvern coach John McEvoy sent his Friars (5-1)
March 13, 2016 |
"Han, just like practice. " That was Maura Hendrixson's advice to teammate Hannah Nihill as she walked to the line at Spring-Ford. The Cardinal O'Hara girls' basketball team was tied with Garnet Valley with 0.4 seconds left, and it would be up to the junior to decide the outcome. "Normally I'm so nervous," Nihill, a Drexel recruit, said. "I'm not the best foul shooter, I'll be honest. " But the words from the sophomore helped her "envision" the ball going into the basket, leading the point guard to conclude, "I got this.
December 28, 2015 |
The redesigned 2016 Jaguar XF is a gorgeous sedan with driving dynamics to match its aesthetics. It's a car that feels right, whether you're cruising down I-95 at a legal pace or taking a corner at the speed of fun. Mike Bradley, the XF's launch manager, says the car offers "a sports-car driving experience with sedan practicality. " That's a fair statement, particularly in the case of the S model I tested, which is the sportiest XF of them all. This new rendition of Jaguar's midsize luxury sedan, which battles with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E Class and BMW 5 Series, is a deliberately evolutionary styling exercise.
October 28, 2015 |
Before the kickoff of the 2015 campaign, I posited 10 burning questions that would be answered over the early part of season. Having grown weary of chronicling the injuries to my various starting lineups (farewell, Arian!), I thought this would be a good time to revisit those queries. 1. How soon will LeSean McCoy, Arian Foster, Todd Gurley, Randall Cobb, Alshon Jeffery, Julian Edelman and other nicked-up stars be ready to go full throttle? The answers varied for each of these players, but until Foster went down Sunday, each was at or near 100 percent and pointed in the right direction.
October 23, 2015 |
PANTHERS (-3) over Eagles Nailed the Birds last week, but not gonna go back-to-back with them. The good news is, they get to play in front of the biggest TV audience on a Sunday night. But the bad news is, they have to play at Carolina. The Panthers are the picture of perfection so far this season with a 5-0 record (4-1 against the spread). Since head coach Ron Rivera turned the switch toward the end of last season at New Orleans, these Southern cats have not lost a game.
September 8, 2015 |
The Eagles found their third quarterback Sunday by claiming Stephen Morris off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Morris will fill the 53d spot on the roster and take the role that coach Chip Kelly did not think Tim Tebow was good enough to occupy. Morris, 23, was an undrafted rookie from Miami in 2014. He spent last season on the Jaguars' practice squad. Morris continued with the Jaguars during the summer. He went 23 of 42 for 242 yards and one touchdown in three preseason games.
June 8, 2015 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Repetition usually feels, well, repetitive. But it didn't Saturday for the Garnet Valley girls' lacrosse team. Behind eight second-half goals, the Jaguars rallied to win a second straight state title, topping Conestoga, 14-10, in the PIAA final at Hersheypark Stadium. The emotion afterward, they said, was nothing like last year. "It feels completely different than the first one," head coach Jenny Purvis said. "It was a completely different year to get us here, and a completely different [lineup]
January 27, 2015 |
Chris Polian recently interviewed with the Eagles a second time for their personnel executive opening, an NFL source said. The Jaguars' director of pro personnel was one of the first candidates to meet with Eagles coach Chip Kelly and is the only known aspirant to have a second interview. The Eagles were prepared to meet with Brian Gaine for a second interview, but the Texans promoted him to director of player personnel and he opted to stay in Houston. Polian is the son of longtime NFL executive Bill Polian and served as the Colts' general manager under his father from 2009-11.