March 29, 2013 |
STANDING IN the doorway of the locker room with a look that was equal parts anger, bitterness and frustration, Kimmo Timonen had a plan to try to figure out exactly why his teammates failed to show up for Tuesday night's playoff game. Well, it was the closest the Flyers will get to a playoff game this year, anyway. "We should go around the room and ask why," Timonen said, with a finger motioning through each stall of the locker room. "I don't know. But we need to find answers.
November 30, 2012
Q: I'm seeing the coolest guy, a basketball player, but we have a problem in bed. He has sex like he's racing down the court on a fast break. I'm not saying it's bad, it's just that it's a bit much. I wind up having my head bang on the headboard and afterward I feel all jarred and a little used. I've tried whispering sweet nothings in his ear to get him to slow down, but if he even listens, that only lasts for a few minutes. Advice? Mia: Are you complaining or bragging, sister?
October 29, 2012
Andy Reid's end, if it finally occurs after this season, won't come with a bang. In most cases, the first signs of a dead coach walking come with a whimper from the locker room. The pulse of the Eagles is a hard one to accurately gauge, following their devastating loss at the hands of the Falcons on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. But there seems to be a disparity among the players in recognizing the urgency they now face at 3-4 and with their coach's job on the line. Several players said they were aware of the ultimatum that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie gave Reid before the season, that his team must show "substantial improvement" over last season's 8-8 record.
April 20, 2012
PITTSBURGH - At least six more buildings at the University of Pittsburgh received bomb threats Thursday as students and their parents continued to press authorities to solve the case. No bombs have been found and no one has been injured since the threats began more than two months ago. The FBI seized computers and related equipment Wednesday night from a couple who had been questioned in the case earlier, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Katherine Anne McCloskey and Seamus Johnston have condemned the threats and said they didn't have anything to do with them.
March 9, 2012
By TED SILARY Daily News Staff Writer The march to 1,000 points began with a sprint. Even then, there was no guarantee Yahmir Greenlee would be able to begin it on time. Maybe 15 minutes before Boys' Latin Charter was to play Pope John Paul II, of Royersford, in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA state playoffs Friday night at Southern High, scorekeeper Joe Dunn, also BL's baseball coach and athletic director, revealed that Greenlee, a 5-9, 150-pound junior guard, would not be starting due to a "lateness issue.
February 13, 2012 |
The game ended, the doors opened, and we all brought our questions inside. I look out at quizzical faces in classrooms at Penn State as I describe the way things once worked in nearly every college football town. Those looks remind me that the chance to learn from conversations with players in their dressing-room environment, rather than the antiseptic surroundings of an interview room, has all but gone the way of single-platoon football, typewriters, and Western Union operators.
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.
January 3, 2012 |
UNLIKE BASEBALL, there is crying in football. And a whole lot more if you're in the New York Jets locker room the day after the season ends. Jets coach Rex Ryan got so emotional he shed tears while addressing his team yesterday. "He was crying because he loves us," guard Matt Slauson told the Associated Press. "He respects us, he knows what we are capable of and we didn't even come close to our goals. " The Jets - who had gone to the AFC Championship Game the past two seasons - lost to the Dolphins 19-17 on Sunday to finish 8-8. Ryan isn't Dick Vermeil, but yesterday wasn't the first time he cried in public.
December 27, 2011 |
Penn State wide receiver Curtis Drake has endured a year of accomplishments and disappointments in 2011 with injuries, academic issues, Wildcat quarterback play that led to a victory, and being caught up in the storm that followed the indictment of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. But it was a locker-room altercation with quarterback Matt McGloin on Dec. 17, an incident that sent McGloin to the hospital with a concussion, that led Drake to think that he ought to step away from football for a while.