March 1, 1995 |
The third time was the charm for Marple Newtown, and defense was its key in a 75-61 PIAA Class AAAA playoff victory over Ridley last night at Strath Haven. The Tigers, beaten twice by the Green Raiders during the regular season, turned up the defensive heat in the second half to earn a berth in the state boys' basketball playoffs for the first time in school history. "We came into the locker room at halftime and said we had to leave everything on the floor," senior forward Frank Zanin said.
March 28, 1991 |
While Bally's Holiday Fitness Center members have been working out, some of their money, credit cards and other personal belongings have been walking out. Between March 4 and 18, there were nine reported incidents of thefts, totaling more than $1,600 in cash plus additional losses from purchases made with stolen credit cards, from the men's locker room in the health club at 151 Old York Rd. in Willow Grove, Upper Moreland police said. As many as 30 thefts or attempted thefts, some from lockers and others from cars in the parking lot of the club, have been reported since October, police said.
August 9, 2001 |
Two former Eagles cheerleaders have filed a federal lawsuit against 23 National Football League teams and many of their players, contending that over several years the players sneaked peeks at them through peepholes between the visiting-team locker room and the cheerleaders' locker room at Veterans Stadium. The suit, which does not include the Eagles as defendants, alleges that being able to look into the cheerleaders' locker room "was considered one of the 'perks' of being a visiting team of the Eagles.
January 14, 2012 |
The Rochester Knighthawks romped past the Wings 22-12 in the season opener at the Wells Fargo Center in what Wings coach Johnny Mouradian called a "slug fest" when fist fights burst out with seconds left in the fourth quarter. Wings defenseman Tom Hajek and Knighthawks defenseman Tyler Burton were ejected after exchanging punches with about 25 seconds left in the game. The game resumed but stopped about 10 seconds later as each of the 12 players on the field erupted in fights with opposing players.
September 3, 2008
From: Gonzalez, John To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil Subject: DeSean and DeShameless Have either of you ever hugged an athlete? Because I watched Howard Eskin and DeSean Jackson embrace after practice, and my retina still burns. You know that sign in the locker room that says "No autographs, please"? I'd like to add an amendment: "No touching. Stand back. Leave room for the Holy Ghost. " If you reference the Holy Ghost, you're not going to come off as the young guy. . . . OK, DeSean and DeShameless: It's a rookie hazing ritual.
March 21, 2014 |
NINE-YEAR-OLD Tommy "TJ" Ramos doesn't have a broken heart, his ticker just marches to its own beat - like Dallas Stars hockey player Rich Peverley's heart. Luckily, both guys - who have the same genetic heart condition called CPVT - were surrounded by their teammates and quick-thinking men with CPR skills when their irregular heartbeats led to sudden cardiac arrests during sporting events. TJ, a Philly kid who plays baseball and hockey, got a chance to meet Peverley's teammates yesterday morning before their game against the Flyers.
September 15, 2010
MEXICAN TV sportscaster Ines Sainz has a smoking-hot body, the kind most women would kill for, and the type of job that being easy on the eye is a career requirement. But that doesn't mean she was asking for trouble when she showed up in the New York Jets locker room in painted-on jeans. When you stop and consider her vavavavoom image and that she got her position in part for being eye candy for TV Azteca's male viewers, Sainz was doing her job. For her, dressing in provocative clothing is as much a part of how she earns her living as her interviewing skills.
July 18, 1999 |
You can't help but wonder about an offhand comment made by Samantha Stevenson two decades ago. She was a sportswriter trying to gain access to the Phillies locker room in 1978, in the days when women were knocking on the door of equality. They wanted access to the athletes whom only male reporters had covered for generations. What was the team's objection? "I think [then-owner] Ruly Carpenter is fighting me so hard because he thinks I'll seduce his superstars, and find out what's really going on with that team and then write the whole damn thing in some national magazine," Stevenson told The Inquirer in October 1978.
March 21, 2014 |
THE NFL HAS spent the last several years trying to make its game safer. For its next trick, it will attempt to make it more civil. "We have an element of respect that we have to bring back to the game," Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a longtime member of the league's competition committee, said last month at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. "It starts in the locker room and continues over onto the practice field and carries over onto the field on Sundays. "We have to take a hard look at taunting.
December 15, 1999 |
You won't find Dominik Hasek in the Buffalo locker room these days. In fact, you won't even find Hasek's nameplate in the Buffalo locker room - his stall has been taken over by rookie goalie Martin Biron. Since Hasek left the lineup indefinitely at the end of October, Biron - a first-round pick in 1995- has been the Sabres' No. 1 goalie. Last night, he came within a skate blade of shutting out the Flyers, winning, 3-1, stopping 25 of 26 shots. It wasn't Biron's idea to physically displace Hasek.