February 23, 2015 |
Two Philadelphia transfers and a Northern European native played key roles as the Phelps School overcame a 16-point deficit and claimed the program's first Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association boys' basketball title. Spurred by Mike Watkins and Anwar Epps, both of whom played in the Public League last season, and Antanas Krimelis, a native of Lithuania, the fifth-seeded Lions stunned No. 2 Westtown, 50-46, on Saturday in the final at Malvern Prep. Down by 36-20 in the third quarter, Phelps upped the defensive pressure, erupted for a 25-5 run, and denied the Moose their first tournament crown.
November 1, 2013
YOU MIGHT remember the Daily News report a couple of months back about my diplomatic mission to Lithuania, where I spread the good word about American craft beer through the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius. Well, there's a second chapter in my efforts to spread peace through beer. I'm happy to report that Lithuania is coming to Philadelphia. Specifically, it's arriving in the form of next week's 37th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, the guest-artist program of which this year highlights 23 Lithuanian artists.
August 5, 2012 |
LONDON - They got a game - and then some. The Americans got a scare. Two days after running and gunning to a record-shattering 83-point win, the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team had to come back in the fourth quarter for a 99-94 win over a fearless Lithuania team that had the world's best squad in serious trouble until the closing minutes. LeBron James scored nine of his 20 points in the final four minutes for the U.S. (4-0). The Americans were reminded that the path to the gold medal is loaded with traps, and Lithuania nearly sprang one. Tony Parker scored 22 points and Nicolas Batum added 19, leading France past Tunisia, 73-69, for its third straight victory.
March 20, 2012
Mike Silverstein, 85, a founder of Nina Footwear, a women's shoe company that grew from a SoHo loft to an international concern selling around 10 million pairs of shoes a year, died March 12 in Manhattan. Mr. Silverstein founded Nina in 1953 with his brother Stanley, naming the company after Stanley's first-born daughter and working out of a factory on Prince Street. Their first creation was a fashion clog, which proved popular with the company's target audience, women ages 18 to 30 looking for stylish but affordable footwear.
January 20, 2012
Philadelphia port officials and representatives of the Republic of Lithuania signed a "memorandum of understanding" Friday, pledging to work together to expand trade and shipping between Philadelphia and Klaipeda, a Lithuanian port on the Baltic Sea that is strategically located to ports of western Europe and Southeast Asia. The agreement was signed at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority offices by Lithuanian leaders, port authority officials, and representatives of Holt Logistics Corp., which operates Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia.
January 16, 2012 |
MUCH HAS changed since 1964, but one constant that can always be counted on has been the Fold-In on the back page of MAD Magazine . Al Jaffee has illustrated this feature since its inauguration 48 years ago. But the story of Jaffee, the man who created the Fold-In - a sly picture within a picture revealed only when the page is folded vertically just so - as well as other MAD features, including "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions," is...
September 19, 2011 |
At 16, Lexi Thompson has become the youngest player to win an LPGA Tour event. The Floridian closed with a 2-under 70 yesterday to win the Navistar LPGA Classic in Prattsville, Ala. Thompson, who finished at 17-under 271, five strokes better than Tiffany Joh , shattered the age record for winning a multiple-round tournament held by Paula Creamer , who won in 2005 at 18. Marlene Hagge was 18 years and 14 days old...
September 12, 2011 |
With Dirk Nowitzki having an off night, Germany fell short against Lithuania, 84-75, yesterday at the European basketball championship in Vilnius, Lithuania. Germany needed to win by 11 to advance, but the Dallas Mavericks star had a poor shooting night and Germany never came close. "It's my fault. I was not in condition to play a good tournament," Nowitzki said. The MVP of the NBA Finals, Nowitzki shot just 4-of-17 and finished with 16 points. Spain claimed first place in its second-round group with a 96-69 over a French team missing Tony Parker and Joakim Noah , who were rested because the two teams had already qualified for the quarterfinals.
September 20, 2010 |
L INDSAY LOHAN 's comeback role as a woman famous for her throat may have been put on hold by her nose. The former teen star confirmed on her Twitter page Friday the TMZ.com story that she had failed a court-ordered drug and alcohol screening. If asked, she tweeted, she is ready to appear before the judge and face the consequences for her actions. Oh, she'll be asked. "Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test," Lindsay tweeted. She also tweeted: "Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away over night.
September 12, 2010 |
With a special 9/11 memorial message on his sneakers, Kevin Durant carried the United States into the gold-medal game at the FIBA world championships, scoring a U.S. team record 38 points Saturday in an 89-74 victory over Lithuania in Istanbul, Turkey. "I just wanted to remember everybody back in the States, everybody that was affected by 9/11," Durant said. "And to play on this day was a great honor and we just tried to do our best to play hard for our country and our families.