November 19, 2015 |
After a wide-open, breathtaking overtime in which both teams had point-blank chances denied by the goalies, the Los Angeles Kings escaped with a 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Anze Kopitar had the only shootout goal. Sam Gagner, Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek were stopped by the Kings' Jonathan Quick in the shootout. Quick also denied Giroux on a breakaway during the wild, three-on-three overtime, poke-checking the puck away at the last instant.
November 19, 2015 |
In hindsight, Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown said, he and his teammates wore blinders in the Mike Richards situation. "I guess the first instincts are his play dipped, but you don't equate that to being on drugs," Brown said after the Kings' practiced Tuesday's morning at the Wells Fargo Center, preparing for tonight's game against the Flyers. "Guys go through spurts in their careers where they're not on top of their game and I think collectively we probably all could have [done something to help him]
November 19, 2015 |
COMING INTO the 2015-16 season, it was obvious there would be certain nights that the Flyers' top line and goalie Steve Mason would need to win games for them. That almost happened Tuesday, but Los Angeles' Milan Lucic tallied a heartbreaking, game-tying goal with 55.7 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. An action-packed, back-and-forth overtime session saw no winner and the Kings eventually took the game in a shootout and robbed the Flyers of a much-needed second point in a 3-2 win. Flyers captain Claude Giroux broke a 1-1 tie at 11 minutes, 11 seconds into the third period, scoring his team-leading sixth goal off a feed from Jake Voracek.
November 14, 2015 |
Paul Sanchez was paying attention to Twitter on Thursday evening when it was revealed that a newspaper reporter would be covering his Martin Luther King team's football game against Southern. "In for a show!" the 5-foot-10, 185-pound senior running back and defensive back tweeted. True to his word, Sanchez forced and recovered a fumble on the game's first play from scrimmage. The turnover sparked early momentum, which provided enough cushion for King to escape the South Philadelphia Super Site with a 27-14 nonleague victory.
November 11, 2015 |
I'm starting to understand NFL fans who think that fantasy football has ruined the game they love. Because the daily fantasy sites are ruining fantasy football. In case you've been living in the Amazon for the last several months, these sites - dominated by DraftKings and its evil twin, FanDuel - are spending like a Bush/Clinton PAC to convince you that $5 and your encyclopedic fantasy knowledge can make you an instant millionaire. After all, how hard can it be to pick the best player at each position in any given week, under a not-that-restrictive salary cap?
November 8, 2015 |
Ralph Hyland rushed for 192 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead host Frankford to a 52-27 win over Martin Luther King in a Public League Class AAAA quarterfinal game. Mikey Morell threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another. PUBLIC AA SEMIFINALS Del-Val Charter 48, Palumbo 6: Shayne Smith threw for 125 yards and two touchdowns in a win at Northwest Super Site. Prep Charter 53, Strawberry Mansion 8: Quadir Strothers rushed 12 times for 162 yards and four touchdowns to lead Prep Charter at the South Philly Super Site.
November 3, 2015 |
The Democratic primary election for mayor of Philadelphia ended 5 1/2 months ago, but the political fallout still reverberates in City Hall and may affect - among other things - how City Council governs itself for the next four years. Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., seeking a third term, is unopposed on Tuesday's ballot. But Jones, the Democratic majority leader since 2012, faces a serious challenge in retaining that coveted Council post. Jones had an interest in Council President Darrell L. Clarke's job last year as Clarke took his time pondering a run for mayor.
October 31, 2015 |
It's not yet the Fifth of November, but Arden Theatre Company still remembers England's Gunpowder Plot, via Bill Cain's 2009 drama Equivocation . Cain, a Jesuit priest, explores the entanglements among Shakespeare - here tagged with an alternate spelling of his name, Shagspeare - King James I, Sir Robert Cecil, and the nature of playwriting, among other topics crammed into a play of Shakespearean proportions. Of course, there's only one Shakespeare (or is there? Cain also winks at that question a few times)
October 19, 2015 |
Robert King threw for 73 yards and three touchdowns to ignite Father Judge's offense in a 35-0 win over Roman Catholic in a Catholic League AAAA showdown Saturday at Northeast. In the third quarter, the junior also sprinted 67 yards for a TD. Yeedee Thaenrat rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Justin Gies caught two of King's touchdown passes; Tony Heffner had the other. The Crusaders, who are ranked No. 24 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, are 5-2. Father Judge heads to Plymouth Whitemarsh to take on eighth-ranked division rival St. Joseph's Prep on Saturday at 7 p.m. Catholic League AAA. Jaye McNeil ran 23 times for 156 yards and three touchdowns to power Archbishop Ryan in a 42-6 win over Archbishop Carroll at Northeast.
October 9, 2015 |
With the grand opening Tuesday of the Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Glen Mills, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has completed a trifecta of suburban outpatient centers this year. CHOP spent more than $100 million on the three specialty care and outpatient surgery facilities, including those that opened in King of Prussia during the summer and in Plainsboro, N.J., last winter. The most expensive by far was the 135,000-square-foot facility in King of Prussia, which had a total cost of $65 million.