August 26, 2015 |
NEWPORT, R.I. - As evidenced by his blockbuster acquisition by the 76ers during the 2013 NBA draft, Nerlens Noel came into the league with amazing defensive skills, unparalleled athleticism, and immediate hype. But in the subsequent two years, critics have voiced concerns about his ability as a power forward and are wondering whether he's just a phenomenal shot blocker who struggles to shoot the ball. And that has brought Noel to Newport, R.I., a picturesque seaside city with a population of 24,027 on Aquidneck Island in Newport County.
June 16, 2015 |
John S. Carroll, 73, of Lexington, Ky., a former editor at The Inquirer who rose to become one of the leading journalistic figures of his day, inspiring prize-winning stories at four daily newspapers, died Sunday. His family announced Mr. Carroll's death at his Lexington home of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare degenerative brain disorder. He had been ill since January. "John was a visionary as an editor: He always saw forests - the big picture - when many of us were lost in the trees," said Inquirer Editor William K. Marimow, who was a friend of his. "John was a superb colleague," Marimow said, "a great listener and a spellbinding storyteller who loved the rhythms and cadences of the newsroom and enriched the lives of all of us who worked with him. " Mr. Carroll cut his teeth on the night shift in 1972, after being drawn to Philadelphia by Inquirer Editor Eugene L. Roberts Jr., a friend and mentor.
January 3, 2015 |
Shortly after 10:30 a.m., with the pretzel-eating spectators jammed four deep in front of the Union League, there was an only-in-Philly moment. The Oregon wench brigade was marching up Broad Street from South Philadelphia - a squadron of burly fellows who, despite the pastel frocks, were not really going for the feminine look. Headed the other direction was the LGBT Liaison Committee, which included a half-dozen glittery drag queens - or, as some prefer to be called, female impersonators.
March 31, 2014 |
Malvern Prep's Hayden Mahoney, a junior offensive lineman, committed to the University of Miami on Saturday while on an unofficial visit to the school. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound tackle, who doubles as a defensive end, also had scholarship offers from Akron, Boston College, Elon, Old Dominion, and Villanova. Baseball Joey Lawall had three hits and knocked in two runs in Friends' Central's 7-4 nonleague win over John Carroll (Md.) at the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Boys' Lacrosse Michael Major set up the tying goal with one second left in regulation then scored the overtime winner for Holy Ghost Prep in a 7-6 nonleague victory over Springside Chestnut Hill at St. Joseph's University.
March 31, 2014 |
Ja'Quan Newton and company flipped the switch in late January. After a 71-64 loss to Roman Catholic, which looked more than capable of winning its first Catholic League title since 2007 and ending Neumann-Goretti's five-year reign, the Saints reeled off 17 consecutive victories. The highlight of the regular season for Carl Arrigale's squad was a 64-58 road victory over talent-filled Archbishop Carroll before an overflow crowd in Radnor. In the Catholic League playoffs, Neumann-Goretti bested Carroll for a second time, 67-62, in the semifinals.
March 30, 2014 |
Dom Cuoci carved out a reputation as a starting pitcher to be feared last season. He was the one on the mound when La Salle clinched the Catholic League baseball title. Lest anyone forget, he's a pretty good hitter, too. The last two days have made that clear. Cuoci drove in eight runs Friday as La Salle thumped host St. Joseph's Prep, 15-3, in a Catholic League Red game. Cuoci went 3 for 3 with a triple and a home run. He also struck out four in three innings to earn the win in a game shortened to five innings.
February 22, 2014 |
Among the sports John Carroll played while growing up in Ireland were basketball, Gaelic football, golf, rugby, and soccer. Eventually, the 6-foot-8, 220-pounder decided, in part because of a rapid growth spurt, to concentrate on hoops. And to pursue the sport at the highest level, he relocated to Florida three years ago. "A lot of secondary schools in Ireland have basketball, but it's not a big thing over there," said Carroll, now a postgraduate at the Hill School in Pottstown. "My goal in coming here was to get a scholarship to a Division I school.
January 9, 2013 |
Richard Ben Cramer, 62, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for The Inquirer who became a best-selling author, died Monday, Jan. 7, of lung cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Mr. Cramer, of Chestertown, Md., wrote What It Takes: The Way to the White House about the 1988 presidential campaign. It has been hailed as one of the greatest books about electoral politics in America. He also wrote the widely acclaimed Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, published in 2000.
May 26, 2010 |
A few weeks ago, a tiny San Francisco nonprofit started a national goodwill juggernaut. The group, A Matter of Trust, put out a call for human hair and sheared animal fur for use in biodegradable booms to soak up oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. For a nation anxiously watching the environmental disaster, the invitation was irresistible. Hair salons and pet groomers began bagging their clippings. Volunteers packaged the stuff and mailed it to warehouses along the Gulf Coast.
May 25, 2010 |
A few weeks ago, a tiny San Francisco non-profit started a national goodwill juggernaut. The group, A Matter of Trust, put out a call for human hair and sheared animal fur for use in bio-degradable booms to soak up oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. For a nation anxiously watching the environmental disaster, the invitation was irresistible. Hair salons and pet groomers began bagging their clippings. Volunteers packaged the stuff and mailed it to warehouses along the coast. "It's such a simple thing to do and it makes you feel good," said Mike Gallagher.