May 2, 2013 |
"That stinkin' curveball. " The comment came from a frustrated Archbishop Carroll supporter after Archbishop Wood's Scott Boches had recorded one of his seven strikeouts late in Tuesday's Catholic League Blue Division baseball game. The senior righthander mostly kept the host Patriots guessing with his tricky curveball, and with the aid of three home runs in a small ballpark, the Vikings triumphed, 7-3, in Radnor. "It's really been my 'out' pitch this season," Boches said.
May 2, 2013 |
Commissioner Mike Aresco and some staffers of the newly named American Athletic Conference were in Philadelphia on Tuesday, stopping at member school Temple, then touring the Palestra, a possible site for the postseason conference basketball tournament. "We're definitely interested," Aresco said in a phone call from 30th Street Station after seeing the Palestra. "It's a revered place in college basketball. Given our druthers, we're looking for a smaller arena, more intimate, at least in the beginning.
May 1, 2013 |
READING LEFTHANDER Jesse Biddle was named the Eastern League's pitcher of the week on Monday. Biddle, the Germantown Friends graduate who was the Phillies' first-round draft pick in 2010, was 1-0 for the week with 26 strikeouts and an 0.00 earned run average for the Fightin Phils. In two starts, he allowed two hits, no earned runs and walked five over 13 innings. Biddle struck out 16 in a win at Harrisburg, breaking the modern franchise record of 13 by Adam Walker (2001) and Randy Wolf (1999)
April 30, 2013
'C LAP YOUR HANDS, everybody, for the Delaware 87ers. " On Saturday the 76ers announced the completion of the purchase of a franchise for the NBA Development League, to be called the Delaware 87ers, which will play games at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware campus. The team nickname refers to 1787, the year Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. "The creation of the Delaware 87ers is an important milestone in our quest to ensure that the Philadelphia 76ers are viewed in all respects to be a world-class and cutting-edge NBA franchise," said managing owner Josh Harris.
April 29, 2013 |
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - No more Legends . And no more Leaders . The Big Ten is giving them the boot and following a more traditional route for its division names. The conference is going with East and West instead and switching to a nine-game format for football after presidents and chancellors approved the moves on Sunday. The new division alignments will begin in 2014 when Rutgers and Maryland join the conference, meaning Legends and Leaders will be a thing of the past.
April 28, 2013 |
The 76ers are set to announce the acquisition of an NBA Developmental League team that will play in Delaware. Majority owner Joshua Harris, speaking for the first time since accepting the resignation of former coach Doug Collins, will be joined at a news conference on Saturday on the campus of the University of Delaware along with NBA Development League president Dan Reed to make the announcement. University president Patrick T. Harker will also be in attendance. Harris and Reed will also be joined by U.S. Sens.
April 23, 2013 |
Look around the softball diamond and you'll notice a difference between the Haverford High School squad of last year and the one that is making some noise this season in the Central League. The Fords have returned most of their players from last season, but there has been a change at the plate, where batters one through nine have improved. There is also a difference in the field, where the Fords play more as a unit. The shift, however, did not occur in the dugout or on a score sheet, but in a preseason meeting between coaches and players.
April 17, 2013
NBC is all in with the English Premier League. All 380 English Premier League games will be televised live by NBC and its networks next season as part of a three-year, $250 million contract. The telecasts begin Aug. 17 and will be carried on NBC, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, other NBC properties, and various digital outlets. Cardiff City has guaranteed its promotion to the Premier League after a 0-0 draw with Charlton Tuesday. The Bluebirds will play in the English top league for the first time since 1962.
April 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK - An investor who helped launch Anthony Bosch's Biogenesis of America has been trying to sell purported documents from the closed antiaging clinic to Major League Baseball and players, several people familiar with the matter said Friday. MLB has bought some of the documents, the people said, all speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the situation. MLB has been investigating the clinic for allegedly distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs to players.
April 13, 2013 |
Joe Schooley stepped into the batter's box and into the biggest moment of his life. It was the bottom of the sixth inning. The game was tied, 6-6. The 1983 Little League state baseball championship was on the line. Talk about pressure for a 12-year-old. To make matters worse, Schooley had to wait. Playing for Cherry Hill American, Schooley watched as Morristown brought in a new pitcher to face him. The pitcher was uncomfortable with the mound, causing a five-minute delay that felt closer to 45 minutes for Schooley.