January 11, 2014 |
NEWARK, N.J. In the first partnership of its kind to explore the new frontier of virtual gambling in New Jersey, the owner of the 76ers and the New Jersey Devils has partnered with the online gambling company partypoker to merge customers and expand their reach. While casinos have sponsored and have had advertisement deals with American sports teams for years, this was the first deal with an online-gambling company. On Nov. 26, New Jersey launched Internet gaming from servers housed at Atlantic City casinos, becoming the third state in the nation, with Nevada and Delaware, to offer it. "The best partnerships are when you connect with the best people," Scott O'Neil - chief executive officer of the NBA's 76ers, the NHL's Devils, and Prudential Center, home arena for the Devils - said of the multiyear, multimedia deal between the two sports franchises and Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, which owns partypoker, a leading online-poker website.
January 10, 2014 |
New Jersey's online-gambling industry may be only seven weeks old, but it already has a different kind of suitor beyond brick-and-mortar casinos. The 76ers and the New Jersey Devils will hold a joint news conference Thursday at the Prudential Center in Newark to announce the first-of-its-kind partnership between two professional sports franchises and the online-gaming company that owns partypoker.com. The partners are all in to take advantage of what they say could be a potentially lucrative online-gambling market in New Jersey.
January 9, 2014 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Flyers center Claude Giroux, disappointed earlier in the day when he was left off the Canadian Olympic team, took out his frustration on the New Jersey Devils, while Scott Hartnell continued a scoring streak that capped off an impressive road trip. But it was Brayden Schenn, injured earlier in the game, who put the Flyers over the top. Schenn scored on a close-range shot with 3 minutes, 10 seconds left in overtime Tuesday night as the Flyers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, at the Prudential Center.
January 9, 2014 |
Two years ago, Flyers center Claude Giroux was called the "best player in the world" by then-coach Peter Laviolette. Yet Giroux, stunningly, wasn't one of the 14 forwards selected for Canada's Olympic team Tuesday. Giroux tried to take the high road on being bypassed by Team Canada general manager Steve Yzerman and his staff. "Those questions are for Team Canada," he told reporters in Newark, where the Flyers were preparing to play the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. "I'm the hockey player.
November 9, 2013 |
The Flyers and New Jersey Devils entered Thursday as the NHL's lowest-scoring teams, so it wasn't surprising that their matchup produced a game that only insomniacs would enjoy. Devils 3, Flyers 0. The Flyers, booed throughout the night at the Wells Fargo Center, fell to 4-10-1. They have scored a total of two goals in their last four games. Two. They have scored two goals or fewer in 14 of their 15 games. "We're just not penetrating; we're not getting quality shots," said winger Wayne Simmonds, who led the Flyers with four shots.
November 8, 2013 |
By the time Jakub Voracek was born, his father already had dared to defy an evil regime's reach for the sake of his family's freedom. In 1988, Miloslav Voracek sneaked out of his home in Kladno, Czechoslovakia, and embarked on a treacherous journey, riding a train to the border and hiking for two days through the forests of Austria until he reached a friend and fellow defector in West Germany. He remained there for six weeks, plotting a way for his wife and daughter to join him, until he returned home after coming to a prescient realization - that things would change for the better soon enough, that the Soviet Union's empire and influence were doomed to crumble.
September 28, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Even with several regulars given the night off, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette couldn't have envisioned such a sluggish effort less than a week before Wednesday's regular-season opener against Toronto. After a competitive and scoreless first period, the Flyers allowed three second-period goals in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. "We are in a training camp and evaluation period, and it is a process for guys to put their cards on the table, and I was disappointed in that tonight," Laviolette said.
September 26, 2013 |
Ray Emery, locked in a goalie duel with Steve Mason for the Flyers' starting job, tried to make an impression on coach Peter Laviolette on Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils. Emery made 17 saves and, except for getting caught out of position on the Devils' first goal, played well in the Flyers' 2-1 loss. Emery was sharp early, making six saves while the Devils were on overlapping power plays. Before the game, Laviolette said the final three exhibitions would play a huge role in determining the starter for the Oct. 2 season opener against Toronto.
August 19, 2013 |
Concerned 76ers fans really need to relax. Although some NBA fans would love for the Sixers to move to Newark, N.J., that's just not going to happen. Having a franchise in Philadelphia means too much to the Sixers ownership group and the NBA. So much so that moving to New Jersey, especially North Jersey, would be a disaster for both parties. But some fans are panicking because Sixers majority owner Josh Harris and another member of the ownership group, David Blitzer, bought the NHL's New Jersey Devils and the team's lease to the Prudential Center in Newark.
August 15, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan dominated their U.S. Senate primary contests Tuesday, each winning by a large margin, setting up a clash of headline-grabbing candidates with sharply different views. Booker, a liberal on social issues and an advocate for poor cities, defeated three established lawmakers, moving him one step closer to formally taking his national profile into national politics. He vowed to use innovation and creativity to bridge Washington's partisan divides.