December 2, 2013 |
NASHVILLE IS a hidden gem among stops on the NHL tour, with inviting country-music sounds and neon-soaked spirits spilling out of the honky-tonks on Lower Broadway next to Bridgestone Arena. Inside, the Predators skate in front of one of the most unusual - and passionate - fan bases in hockey, which the Flyers will get a taste of tonight in their third trip to the Music City since 2005. For three seasons after July 1, 2009, though, Nashville became the city NHL players loathed to visit.
July 19, 2013
Food-service provider, Aramark announced the construction of a new business services center in Nashville, Tenn., that will affect hundreds of Philadelphia jobs. An Aramark spokesman said that about 300 workers here, primarily in finance and human resources, may choose to apply for positions at the new facility or elsewhere in the company, or face being laid off over the next two to three years. The company, headquartered in Philadelphia, posted global annual revenues of $13.5 billion in its most recent annual report.
July 10, 2013
The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Ryan McDonagh on a six-year, $28.2 million contract. The deal, announced Monday, will carry an annual salary-cap hit of $4.7 million for New York, which is close to the financial ceiling with players still to re-sign, such as forwards Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin. McDonagh, 24, ranked second on the team with 78 blocked shots last season. Nashville gets boost Less than two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup with Chicago, Viktor Stalberg signed a four-year, $12 million contract to join Nashville.
June 8, 2013
The Rev. Will Campbell, 88, a minister who drew acclaim for his involvement in the civil rights movement, died Monday in Nashville from complications after a stroke he had about two years ago. Mr. Campbell was the Nashville representative of a pro-integration operation called the National Council of Churches. Because he was white, he was allowed entry into rooms unapproachable by some of those at the forefront of the movement. "We knew there was somebody who cared and was concerned about what happened to us," Bernard Lafayette, a civil rights leader in Nashville and close friend of Mr. Campbell's, told the Tennessean newspaper.
June 6, 2013
Brandt Snedeker learned life's lessons, working at his mom's pawn shop in Nashville, waiting on folks down on their luck. "People work their asses off to make a dollar, and it gave us a good sense of reality," he told the San Diego Union-Tribune in January. "My dad always told us that we're just one bad decision away from being on the other side of that counter. "
March 22, 2013 |
FIFTY YEARS ago, Mississippi State's men's basketball team defied racist politicians by sneaking out of town to play in its first NCAA Tournament, against Loyola of Chicago, which started four African American players. Unwritten legislation, which prohibited any Mississippi state college from playing against a team that was segregated, stopped MSU from playing in the 1959, 1961 and 1962 tourneys, despite winning the Southeastern Conference in those seasons. But on March 2, 1963, MSU president Dean W. Colvard decided to end the disgrace and accepted the automatic bid to the tournament.
March 20, 2013
Standings Teams are listed in order of playoff position. The first eight teams in each conference earn playoff berths, with the three division winners in each conference seeded first, second and third. W L OL Pts. GIs Op. d-Pittsburgh 22 8 0 44 108 80 d-Montreal 19 5 4 42 90 70 d-Carolina 15 11 2 32 83 78 Boston 19 5 3 41 81 57 Ottawa 15 8 6 36 72 62 Toronto 15 12 2 32 86 83 d-Winnipeg 15 12 2 32 77 85 New Jersey 13 10 6 32 72 81 N.Y. Rangers 14 12 2 30 67 68 N.Y. Islanders 13 12 3 29 83 91 Tampa Bay 13 15 1 27 96 86 FLYERS 13 16 1 27 81 92 Washington 12 15 1 25 78 85 Buffalo 10 15 4 24 76 93 Florida 7 16 6 20 70 109 d-Chicago 24 2 3 51 100 62 d-Anaheim 20 3 4 44 90 66 d-Minnesota 15 10 2 32 70 68 St. Louis 16 10 2 34 85 80 Detroit 14 10 5 33 78 75 ...
February 26, 2013 |
BLOOD OOZED down Predators captain Shea Weber's face after a high stick clipped him close to his nose, though officials didn't call a penalty. So his teammates helped him take out his pain on the Dallas Stars. Roman Josi scored his second goal 28 seconds into overtime and the Predators rallied from a 4-2 deficit to beat the visiting Stars, 5-4, Monday night in a wild game featuring several fights, six goals and Weber's bloodied face - all in the second period. "There was a lot of blood," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said.
December 6, 2012 |
NASHVILLE , Tenn. - The Phillies' brass likely will take part in the Rule 5 draft Thursday morning, board a plane in Nashville early in the afternoon and spend the weekend in Philadelphia. Barring an unforeseen change, they still will have a gaping hole in the middle of their roster, at a position everyone can readily identify as their priority this winter. They won't have a centerfielder. Frankly, the Phils haven't had a centerfielder since they traded away Shane Victorino 129 days ago. Victorino has found new homes on two separate coasts since he last patrolled centerfield for the Phillies.
December 5, 2012 |
NASHVILLE , Tenn. - Ruben Amaro Jr. is about 2 weeks away from the 3-year anniversary of what's likely the defining move of his tenure as Phillies general manager. In December 2009, Amaro ended his long, calculated pursuit of Roy Halladay by trading for the longtime Toronto ace. But in doing so, he made a companion deal with Seattle that sent Cliff Lee out west. Despite Halladay's prowess, the trade wasn't very popular with a fan base that saw Lee beat the Yankees twice in the World Series just 2 months earlier.