June 22, 1995 |
With less than a week to go until the NBA draft, a consensus seems to have formed between 76ers owner Harold Katz and his one-man front office, John Lucas, about what they should do with their selection. "We're at the third pick, we're going to stay at the third pick, and we're going to take the best available player," Lucas said succinctly yesterday, echoing comments by Katz. If so, they will run the risk of losing out on the player they brought to town yesterday, 6-foot-10 Maryland sophomore Joe Smith, who is almost universally considered to be no worse than the second player chosen in a field of three or four 19- and 20-year-olds at the top of the draft.
December 10, 2014 |
WIDENER COACH Mike Kelly says the comments he made about Eagles coach Chip Kelly were "in jest. " Chip Kelly says he was only helping a friend. Whatever the case, it was still being talked about yesterday. It started after Widener's 38-point loss to visiting Linfield in Saturday's Division III quarterfinal. Mike Kelly blasted Chip Kelly for allowing the small college from McMinnville, Ore., to practice in the Eagles' bubble. "Make sure you put in the paper that we thank Chip Kelly, and I hope the Seahawks do well tomorrow [Sunday]
November 18, 2000 |
Joe Smith remained undecided yesterday about his future, but Minnesota Timberwolves officials denied a report in the Dallas Morning News that they had reached an agreement with Smith. "I would know of this," owner Glen Taylor said. "I would know if he's coming. " Taylor and coach Flip Saunders both said they had not heard from Greg Jackson, the attorney who would be negotiating with Smith's agent, Dan Fegan. "Joe Smith has not signed with us and has not given any indication he will sign with us," Saunders said.
November 22, 1994 |
The potential for a play on words should be a sports information director's dream. Yet University of Maryland assistant SID Chuck Walsh said he's not in the market for fancy jingoes or catch phrases. Not just an ordinary Joe Smith? Hardly your everyday Joe Smith? More than an average Joe Smith? "He prefers to just go by Joe Smith," Walsh said. From unheralded recruit to consensus national freshman of the year to potential NBA lottery pick, 6-10 sophomore center Joe Smith no longer needs a fancy introduction as one of the best players in college basketball.
January 17, 2012 |
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Former West Virginia Gov. Hulett C. Smith, who signed bills in the 1960s that abolished the state's death penalty and implemented its first strip-mining laws, died Sunday. He was 93. Smith, a Democrat, first ran for governor in 1960, but failed to win his party's nomination. He was elected four years later, at a time when governors were limited to a single term. During his tenure as the state's 27th governor, the Legislature enacted measures to control air and water pollution and to protect human rights.
December 10, 2014 |
After Widener University was hammered 45-7 by Linfield College of Oregon in a NCAA Division III national quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon in nearby Chester, Pride coach Mike Kelly took a shot at the head coach of the Eagles, who had allowed Linfield to prepare at the NFL team's practice facility. "Make sure you put in the paper that we thank Chip Kelly and I hope the Seahawks do well tomorrow," Mike Kelly said. "He was helping them out. Maybe somebody in Philadelphia ought to buy him a map so he knows where he lives now. But, go Seahawks.
October 14, 1994 |
Making a lasting impression is tough enough when your name is Joe Smith. It's darn near impossible when your name is Joe Smith and you play receiver for a football team that rarely throws. No one has ever concocted a way to catch what isn't thrown. When Joe Smith, a 5-11, 170-pound senior, was asked what it's like to play football for Frankford High, which often treats passing like some deadly disease, he laughed and responded, "You don't want to know. " Yes we do. "I try to talk to coach (Tom)
February 18, 1998 |
These were the painful streaks that were starting to look like never-ending stories. The Cleveland Cavaliers had beaten the 76ers 12 times in succession, not to mention 12 times in succession in Philadelphia. It was beginning to seem that a game with the Cavs was somehow a foregone conclusion. Not anymore. When the Cavs' Brevin Knight missed the second of two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining, the Sixers escaped with a gritty, 98-97 victory last night at the CoreStates Center.
June 5, 2015 |
Denny Bentley is confident in his defense, and no one can blame him. The lefthander tossed a four-hitter in Williamstown's 5-1 win over Old Bridge in the Group 4 state semifinals at Rowan University. Bentley improved to 10-0. "The defense played great," Bentley said. "They do great every game. They always help me out a lot. " This game was no different, as Bentley put the ball in play often for the Braves. He induced seven groundouts and nine flyouts. The defense handled them well, with only one error.
June 12, 2015 |
After every home victory, the Williamstown baseball players would sit with their backs to the dugout fence while coach Joe Smith announced the stars of the game. Each honored player would run down the row, high-fiving his teammates. If he was a hitter, he would grab a bat and swing as part of the celebration. If he was a pitcher, he would pantomime firing a fastball for a strike. "Positive reinforcement," Smith said of the top tenet of his coaching philosophy. In his first season at the Gloucester County school, Smith led Williamstown to the best season in the history of the program.