November 10, 2014 |
IT'S PROBABLY unfair to call Cameron Brown the only super player on the Simon Gratz offensive line. Then again, the 6-2, 265-pound junior was likely the only one wearing a Superman shirt under his game jersey last night. "The team calls me Super Cam," Brown said after the Bulldogs outlasted Martin Luther King High, 22-14. "Everybody knows my favorite football player is Cam Newton, and earlier in the offseason, my mom was just buying me all these Superman shirts. I always wear them for games.
November 1, 2014 |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Under a faultless sky, on a perfect fall day, Adam Morgan went to the mound Monday accompanied by the applause of exactly 306 fans and took one more step back to where he had once been. The Arizona Fall League isn't a field of dreams, but it is a seeding ground for prospects to grow, for developing big-leaguers to acquire a new skill, and for players who have suffered injuries to reclaim a place in their organizations' plans. Lefthander Adam Morgan falls into the third category.
October 28, 2014 |
At first, Jazmin Gonzalez couldn't remember the last time Archbishop Ryan lost a Catholic League girls' soccer game. Neither could Taylor Woods. Julianne Blank had to think about it, too. You can't really blame them. It's been a while. Top-seeded Archbishop Ryan blanked No. 2 Archbishop Wood at home, 3-0, and won its third straight Catholic League championship Sunday. It's the team's 25th consecutive league win. "It's exciting. These girls are a special group," said Ragdolls coach Ryan Haney, who has won five Catholic League titles in 10 years at Ryan.
October 24, 2014 |
Basketball, wrestling, and indoor track teams in the Colonial Conference and Cape-Atlantic League will be able to start practice on Nov. 24. The same likely will be true for many teams in the Burlington County Scholastic League. But teams in the Olympic Conference will have to wait a week and won't be able to start the winter season until Dec. 1. That staggered start is a result of a decision made by the Olympic Conference to overrule a pilot program established by the NJSIAA in September to allow boys' and girls' basketball teams to start practice on the Monday before Thanksgiving.
October 13, 2014 |
For the most part, the Imhotep Charter football team doesn't bother kicking extra points any more. When the Panthers reach the end zone - something that happens pretty often - they just go for two. But during a 57-6 rout of Dobbins, at the Northwest Super Site, the Panthers had a good reason to try a point after. It allowed them to set two Public League records within the span of seconds Saturday. Andre Dreuitt-Parks became the Public League's all-time passing leader on a 50-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Moore in the third quarter.
October 10, 2014 |
DESPITE THE fact that he is still on the Flyers' payroll, Chris Pronger will have direct input on any supplemental discipline handed out this season. The NHL is expected to announce Pronger's hiring today in the Department of Player Safety, confirming a TSN report. The league did not return an official request for comment last night. Unfortunately for the Flyers and their bean counters, the team will still be on the hook for the remaining $5.15 million in salary due to him. Pronger, who turns 40 today, also will remain on the Flyers' long-term injury list and the team will receive a salary-cap cushion equal to his $4.94 million salary-cap hit to use on a replacement player.
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 26, 2014 |
Former Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams has filed a lawsuit against MLB Network and Gawker Media, claiming that he was humiliated by allegations that he cursed loudly at his 10-year-old son's Little League baseball game May 10. The details of the alleged incident were posted one day after the game by Deadspin, which Gawker owns. The article said Williams called an umpire a "motherf-" and was subsequently kicked out of the game. Williams' son's team, the Jersey Wild, was playing against the Olney Pirates at Cal Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md. Williams, of Medford, is one of three coaches for the Wild, based in Lumberton.
September 22, 2014 |
OAKLAND, Calif. - For five days, Ken Giles waited. The suspension last week of crotch-grabbing closer Jonathan Papelbon made Giles the de facto man for the ninth inning. But there were no save opportunities for five games. Then Giles inherited one Saturday, on his 24th birthday, against an A's team desperate for a victory. He threw 10 pitches, nine of which were strikes, and never wavered in closing out a 3-0 win over Oakland. "It's awesome," Giles said. "I'm going to remember it forever.
September 19, 2014 |
THEY WEREN'T wearing badges or capes, but in just a matter of hours, anonymous Twitter detective @FanSince09, aided by a group of social-media sleuths that included a former star of "Real Housewives of New Jersey," managed to restore our faith in humanity and the Internet. For that, this Twitter Justice League deserves keys to the city. Or at least some superhero-grade capes. "Awesome work with the police on identifying the assailants," tweeted a user named Lisa McGrath. "Faith in humanity lives another day. " Like most superpowers, the Internet can be used for good and evil.