April 4, 2016 |
Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald is a rarity: A professional athlete who admits he became weighed down by a hefty contract and trying to prove the deal was justified. The weight of his six-year, $30-million deal became so heavy that he wasn't himself last season. The harder he tried, the more he turned the puck over. His confidence started to vanish. It could have disappeared altogether when he was sent to the minors at the start of this NHL season. MacDonald became the highest-paid player in the AHL. But instead of sulking at the demotion, MacDonald got his game in order, playing alongside his Phantoms defensive partner, Shayne Gostisbehere.
November 19, 2015 |
The eyes of the college football nation were clearly on Temple and the Owls accredited themselves extremely well, albeit in a losing effort. Temple's 24-20 loss to national title contender Notre Dame on Oct. 31 was considered one of the biggest games in school history, if not the biggest. Exposure-wise it surely met that test. ESPN's College GameDay was telecast live from Independence Mall. A crowd of 69,280 attended the game and the ABC television audience averaged nearly 6 million viewers, according to ESPN.
August 8, 2014 |
BRISTOL, Conn. - The result might have been meaningless in the playoff bracket, but the win meant a whole lot to the Taney Youth Baseball Association. With the semifinal matchup against Colonie (N.Y.) already set, Taney didn't need a win last night at Breen Field at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center. But the Philly team did need to regain its mojo. After suffering a 5-3 loss to Colonie on Tuesday night, the Pennsylvania state champs returned to form with a 7-1 victory over Northwest Washington (D.C.)
March 19, 2014 |
'THERE WAS a stretch of time after Jameer that I didn't like myself," Phil Martelli was saying in his office late yesterday afternoon. An endorphin-absorbed Sunday that had spilled into a foodless evening and then a sleepless night had morphed the coach into the kind of truth-spilling interviewee that detectives only dream about. He was happy one moment, pensive the next, even a bit sad after that. He was exhausted mostly, but not in the way he has spent too much of the time between the time Jameer Nelson finished and now being exhausted.
August 23, 2012 |
A mere 979 days after Cliff Lee was traded to Seattle for three minor-leaguers, the Phillies finally received their first returns. Phillippe Aumont assumed a locker Tuesday at the entrance of the home clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park, and while it could be for only 24 hours, the hulking righthander was in the majors. "This is a huge opportunity for me," Aumont said. He arrived because lefty Jeremy Horst was placed on the paternity leave list. Manager Charlie Manuel said Horst could return Wednesday.
May 7, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - The Flyers, being generous sorts, gave New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur a present for his 40th birthday on Sunday night: some free time to catch up on his reading, take a nap, or do whatever he wanted while the puck was at the other end of the ice. They went 16 minutes, 23 seconds between shots until Brayden Schenn got one off from the left side of the net with 7 minutes, 15 seconds remaining in the second period. The Flyers had talked about playing with more desperation, more emotion, more energy.
April 29, 2012 |
Down on his luck and drained of confidence, Chestnut Hill distance runner Dustin Wilson replenished both during the weekend at the 118th Penn Relays. Wilson, a senior, entered Saturday's 3,000-meter high school boys' championship race seeded 12th in a field of 22. It was a race in which he had experienced success as a sophomore, when he clocked a personal record of 8 minutes, 30.96 seconds for seventh place. Wilson called it the "race of his life. " He rode that confidence into the same event as a junior - until an unpredictable collapse.
August 28, 2011
"We're putting all our cash in the bank, dumping the contents of the slot machines, taking chips off the floor then locking them away. " - Dennis Gomes, co-owner of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, on preparations for Hurricane Irene. "It was nothing more than an economic pep talk. " - Greg McBride, senior financial analyst for Bankrate.com, on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's Friday speech. "He appears to be saying that the Fed has largely played its part and that the politicians need to step up their game.
June 27, 2011 |
When Justin Rose saw Aronimink Golf Club for the first time last year, he felt his best approach was, in his terms, to "take what you can get. " He got plenty. He set a course record of 64 in the second round of the AT&T National, grabbed a 5-stroke lead with nine holes to play, and held off a charge by Ryan Moore to capture the tournament by 1 shot for his second PGA Tour win in the span of about a month. "If there's one thing about not having played a golf course before, you come into it with no preconceived notions," Moore said earlier this month in a conference call with reporters.
May 31, 2011 |
OAKLAND, Calif. - Bartolo Colon pitched a four-hitter for his first shutout in nearly five years and Mark Teixeira homered in the first inning to help the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics for the eighth straight time, 5-0, on Monday. Robinson Cano added an RBI double in the three-run first against Trevor Cahill (6-3) and Derek Jeter recorded his 2,981st career hit and drove in a run for the Yankees, who have won 22 of 26 games against Oakland since the start of the 2008 season.