January 3, 2015 |
Frank Fortino was a light 220-pounder as a sophomore. He's a sturdy 195-pounder as a junior. The Haddonfield High School athlete still can compete at the higher weight class. He bumped up to 220 pounds on Friday and registered a pin in the Bulldogs' 50-24 victory over Sterling in a Colonial Conference match. But while Fortino might spend the regular season toggling between weights for the betterment of the team, he's hoping to make a deep run in the individual tournament in late February and March at 195 pounds.
June 10, 2013 |
MIAMI - Back with a blowout, and, no, the Miami Heat didn't need to lean on LeBron to get it. Not when Mario Chalmers and everyone else came through. Chalmers led the charge, James broke out to finish it with a flurry and the Heat used a 33-5 run to blow away the San Antonio Spurs, 103-84, last night to even the NBA Finals at one game apiece. James missed 10 of his first 13 shots and the Heat trailed by a point late in the third quarter before unleashing the lethal brand of basketball that led it to a franchise-record 66 wins this season.
April 7, 2013
Mike Miller scored a season-high 26 points on seven three-pointers, and the injury-depleted Miami Heat beat the Bobcats, 89-79, on Friday night in Charlotte, N.C. The Heat won despite playing without stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Ray Allen, who were held out while recovering from injuries. Anthony stays hot Carmelo Anthony scored 41, tying a franchise record with this third straight 40-point game, and the Knicks beat the visiting Bucks, 101-83. Anthony, who scored 50 and 40 in his previous two games, equaled Bernard King's 1984-85 mark.
May 22, 2012 |
Three years go, Inquirer reporter Michael Vitez wrote about Matt Miller, an aspiring young triathlete who survived a cycling crash that, but for an extraordinary stroke of luck, would have killed him. Vitez gives a full account of Matt's accident and his struggle to recover in a newly published book, "The Road Back: A Journey of Grace and Grit. " This excerpt describes the visit Matt and his parents, Mike and Nancy, made 5½ weeks after the accident to see Mark Harris, the doctor who saved Matt's life.
January 31, 2012 |
DWYANE WADE'S role as captain of the Miami Heat comes with certain privileges. For example, he can occasionally shake off calls from Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. Wade and LeBron James each scored 22 points, Mike Miller added 14 off the bench, and the Heat rode the strength of a brilliant 18-minute run midway through the game to beat the visiting New Orleans Hornets, 109-95, last night. The Hornets finished with only 25 rebounds, the lowest total in the NBA this season. James had 11 rebounds - more than any two Hornets - and eight assists for Miami, which had six players in double figures and outscored New Orleans 54-23 from the midpoint of the second quarter through the end of the third.
January 18, 2012 |
LEBRON JAMES scored 33 points, Chris Bosh added 30 and the Miami Heat used a historic third-quarter turnaround to erase a big deficit and beat visiting San Antonio last night, 120-98. Miami outscored San Antonio 39-12 in the third quarter, the second-largest differential for any quarter in Heat history, and the second-worst differential for a period in Spurs history. The Heat trailed 52-35 late in the second quarter. Miami outscored San Antonio after halftime, 71-35. Mike Miller made his season debut and shot 6-for-6 on three-pointers.
May 26, 2011 |
DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, and the Dallas Mavericks are going back to the NBA Finals. Nowitzki swished a go-ahead three-pointer with 1 minute, 14 seconds left and Shawn Marion followed with a three-point play off a steal, the pivotal plays in yet another fourth-quarter comeback, this one sending the Mavericks to a 100-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night that closed out the Western Conference finals in five games....
January 7, 2008 |
For three quarters, he was ordinary. Then, when it mattered most, LeBron James was unstoppable. James scored 39 points, including 24 in the fourth quarter, to help the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers rally for a 93-90 victory over the Toronto Raptors yesterday. "In the fourth quarter, he was amazing," Cleveland coach Mike Brown said. "He just took the game over and put us on his back. What a tremendous, tremendous performance. " James, who made eight of 10 field goal attempts in the fourth, said tuning out distractions helped his concentration.
January 18, 2007 |
The 76ers may have played some ugly basketball games this season, but they just might have saved their worst one for last night against the only team in the NBA with a worse record than they have. The Sixers were buried under a Memphis avalanche that put them down 25 points in the second quarter, and they fell to the Grizzlies, 118-102. The Grizzlies equaled the Sixers' victory total of 10 for the season, although they have one more defeat than the Sixers. The team that finishes with the worst record has the best odds of winning the NBA lottery and the No. 1 overall pick.
November 22, 2006 |
Damon Jones offered an apology before the game. He wasn't sorry for anything he did during it. Jones, who was ejected for the first time in his career in Cleveland's previous game, made three three-pointers in the fourth quarter and two free throws in the final seconds, helping the Cavaliers hold off the visiting Memphis Grizzlies, 97-94, last night. Drew Gooden scored a season-high 22 points with 15 rebounds and LeBron James kicked in 15 points and nine assists for the Cavs, who nearly blew a 20-point lead in the second half before making big shots and big plays down the stretch to improve the Eastern Conference's best record to 8-3. On Saturday, Jones was tossed from Cleveland's loss in Washington for arguing with officials.