March 6, 2012 |
Now that the NFL has uncovered a big-money bounty program for players in New Orleans, it likely will zero in on other teams Gregg Williams worked for. That means the Titans, Redskins, Jaguars, and Bills probably should all expect to hear from the league soon. Williams has admitted and apologized for running a bounty pool of up to $50,000 over the last three seasons that rewarded players with thousand-dollar payoffs for knocking targeted opponents out of games while he was the Saints' defensive coordinator.
October 8, 2014
T HE PHILLIES announced the hiring of Rafael Chaves as the minor league pitching coordinator yesterday. Chaves, 46, was the Los Angeles Dodgers' minor league coordinator from 2009 to 2013 before spending the past season as a player personnel special assistant with the Dodgers. "We are extremely excited to add Rafael to our staff," Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and is one of the most respected names in our business when it comes to developing pitchers.
September 3, 1993 |
The Deptford Township Little League, awash in more than $2,000 in back water bills, was promised a bailout last night by the Township Council. Mayor Beatrice Cerkez said the council decided to help with the bills "because of the children. You can't punish them because Little League officials made bad decisions. " In May, the Municipal Utilities Authorities (MUA) shut off water at the Harry J. McAleer Memorial League Complex after notifying league officials that the water would be cut off to the four ball fields near Route 41 unless $1,859.
June 16, 1996 |
The Bellmawr Little League will sponsor two events this summer to help foot the medical bills of Scott Merulla, 10, a player who was recently found to have a tumor on his spine. Next Sunday, Little League players will sponsor a car wash at league headquarters on Essex Avenue. The event will run from noon to 8 p.m. with a cost of $5 per car. In addition, a charity social dinner will be held on July 27 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Bellmawr Park Fire Company on Essex Avenue.
August 4, 2014 |
NFL OFFICIALS worked the part of yesterday's training-camp session where receivers went one-on-one with defensive backs. Snap after snap after snap, yellow flags flew. Sometimes the offender was the receiver, sometimes the defender, but it seemed to happen on just about every play, for more than a dozen plays. "It was [every play], pretty much, wasn't it?" back judge Tony Steratore said when asked about the frequent flagging by a reporter in an information session about new rules emphases for 2014.
June 16, 1993 |
The Hank Gathers College League will begin its third season tonight at Temple's McGonigle Hall. In tonight's first basketball game, at 7:15, Bell of Pennsylvania, led by Penn's Jerome Allen, will battle the Gladys Rodgers team, led by St. Joseph's Rap Curry and Temple's Derrick Battie. The league is named after Gathers, the former star at Dobbins Tech and Loyola Marymount who died of heart failure on March 4, 1990. Most games will be played at McGonigle Hall, at Broad Street and Montgomery Avenue, except for the first two weeks, when the games will be played in Temple's Pearson Hall and St. Joseph's Alumni Fieldhouse.
September 27, 2010
BLACK conservatives were the first to say Barack Obama didn't have the credentials to be president. Tom Sowell called him "glib. " Walter Williams said he had to be "a Jackie Robinson" in terms of achievement "and that's not Obama. " Jimmy Walker from "Good Times" is a talk-radio host in California who was dismayed at the thought of Obama as president after only a brief stint in the Senate. After two years in office, it's obvious Obama is way out of his league. Georgia Makiver, Lansdowne
July 26, 1990 |
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will let Kevin Allen know soon whether he can play in the league this season. Allen, the Eagles' 1985 No. 1 pick, who spent 33 months in jail for the Labor Day 1986 rape of a woman on a New Jersey beach, met with Tagliabue for more than 90 minutes yesterday at the league's headquarters in New York. "I can't talk about what he asked, except to say that they were intelligent questions that dealt with the events of the past and the prognosis and attitude toward the future," said Allen's attorney, Walter Lesnevich.
February 18, 2006 |
The NHL has seen no evidence players bet on league games through a gambling ring allegedly operated by Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet, deputy commissioner Bill Daly said yesterday. It was the first public disclosure by the league of the findings of its investigation, which is running in tandem with a criminal probe. Tocchet, the former Flyers star, along with a New Jersey state trooper and a third man are accused of running a ring that authorities say handled $1.7 million in bets during the six weeks leading up to this month's Super Bowl.
January 31, 2003 |
Former Phillies reliever Ricky Bottalico has agreed to a minor league contract with Arizona and will be invited to spring training. Bottalico, 33, was 0-3 with a 4.61 ERA in 30 appearances with the Phillies before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery June 28. He will earn $500,000 if he makes the big-league roster and could make an additional $100,000 in performance bonuses. The Phillies offered Bottalico arbitration, but he declined. Before signing with Arizona, he also worked out for Atlanta.