March 7, 2012 |
For the last few weeks, one of the hottest topics surrounding the struggling 76ers has been whether Evan Turner is a bust or just in need of playing time. On Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics, Turner, making his second start in a row, injected life into the struggling team. He scored a career-high 26 points on 11-for-19 shooting and flashed the smile that is on display constantly with his teammates as the Sixers bludgeoned the Celtics, 103-71, at the Wells Fargo Center.
April 2, 2011
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal crushed rival Roger Federer , 6-3, 6-2, on Friday to reach the final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., where he will face Serbian Novak Djokovic Sunday. Nadal, who now has a 15-8 record in meetings between the two, dominated from the outset and was superior in all elements of the game. Djokovic's remarkable run continued as he steamed into the final with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Mardy Fish . Djokovic stretched his 2011 winning streak to 23 straight matches and will have a chance to add the Miami crown to the Australian Open, Dubai, and Indian Wells Masters 1000 titles captured already this year.
October 3, 2011 |
The largest crowd in this ballpark's history came to idolize the pitcher who could do no wrong. This was Cliff Lee's time, the reason he spurned every other city to call Philadelphia home again. Domination in the regular season was assumed. But October, that's when Lee is a baseball deity. There were no outs in the seventh inning Sunday when Charlie Manuel stepped onto the Citizens Bank Park dirt and tossed his gum. That's his tell, his way of showing disgust for being forced to remove one of his ace starting pitchers.
November 17, 2009 |
Penn had the distinction of being one of the teams opening the 55th season of Big Five basketball. The problem for the Quakers was that fifth-ranked Villanova provided the opposition. The result was one of the least suspenseful games in the history of the City Series. The Wildcats led by 15 points with less than seven minutes gone and by 30 at the half, and just kept going for a 103-65 victory at the Pavilion. The Wildcats (2-0), who won for the 19th time in their last 20 Big Five games, came out with intensity and speed Penn (0-2)
September 17, 2004 |
Nearly a year after an onstage "incident" with a 380-pound tiger that almost cost him his life, entertainer Roy Horn exposed himself to another kind of animal: the television journalist. Oh, come on. Laughter has healing properties. Besides, Wednesday's interview with Horn, partner of illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher, also marked the return of Maria Shriver to prime-time television. Shriver also is a longtime friend of the family, she told the Today show's Matt Lauer. The NBC special was the first time Horn publicly described his memories of the Oct. 3 mauling in Las Vegas, which he refuses to call an attack.
October 28, 2004
ON A RECENT Sunday, I was walking my dog in Northeast Philadelphia. A rottweiler was off his leash and out of the yard, running loose. He spotted me and my dog, and charged. He attacked and bit me on my back, and scratched my stomach, arms and face. Neighbors responded to my cries and managed to chase the dog away. The police were called, but it took more than an hour for them to arrive. The dog's owner wasn't home. Who leaves a dog unattended outdoors and unleashed? The police officer who showed up wasn't concerned about the situation, just writing minimal information in a useless report.
February 23, 2003 |
Trish Juhline scored 28 points, and 20th-ranked Villanova started the game on a 17-8 run and never looked back in beating Virginia Tech yesterday, 71-61, in Blacksburg, Va. The Wildcats (20-4, 10-3 Big East) led by 30-20 at halftime and never allowed the Hokies to be closer than seven points after that. Villanova shot 56 percent from the field in the second half. "We played extremely well," Villanova coach Harry Perretta said. Referring to the Hokies, he added: "I know they hadn't lost to anyone down here since they played Connecticut last year.
September 22, 1997 |
Tony Dungy placed his right hand on Warren Sapp's shoulder during the joyful celebration after the unbeaten Tampa Bay Buccaneers' fourth straight victory last night. Had the Bucs' injured nose tackle suddenly stopped limping and declared his aching ankle healed, no one would have been surprised. Dungy's miracle Bucs beat the Miami Dolphins, 31-21, before a record crowd of 73,314 fans in what these days is the NFL's Lourdes. "You like to think you can win every game," Dungy said, "but if you were in Las Vegas, you could have made a lot of money betting that we'd be 4-0. " Tampa Bay is now the NFC's only undefeated team, a remarkable turnaround that proves even the lamest of teams can be restored with the right touch.
August 31, 1991 |
The owner of an 85-pound pit bull named Uzi faces court charges in connection with the mauling of a Pennsauken boy Tuesday night. Stephanie Drain, 40, of 40th Street near Westfield Avenue along the Camden- Pennsauken border, must appear Sept. 19 in Pennsauken Municipal Court on charges that she failed to license the dog, failed to control him and let him run free in the neighborhood. Uzi attacked Daniel Lozano, 11, who was treated for 10 bites at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden, where he remains in stable condition.
December 30, 1991 |
Should English be made the offical language of the United States? U.S. English, one of the fastest growing pressure groups in the nation, thinks so. Recently, I received one of their mailings. Enclosed along with a fund raising appeal from former Sen. S.I. Hayakawa, honorary chairman of the organization, was a questionaire. Two of U.S. English's questions got my Irish up. The federal government requires 375 U.S. jurisdictions to provide voting ballots in languages other than English.