June 18, 2015 |
Emmanuel Mudiay worked out with the 76ers Tuesday and was satisfied with his effort. The point guard was asked how his workout went as he left the team's practice facility at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "It was good," he said as he gave the thumbs-up sign. The 19-year-old Mudiay, dressed in an all-black sweatsuit and a red-and-blue Sixers cap, then smiled before getting into a black Escalade. That was the conclusion of the 6-foot-5, 205-pounder's two-day visit with the franchise.
June 17, 2015 |
Mayor Nutter announced Monday that Wynton Marsalis, the jazz and classical musician, composer, and arts advocate, is the recipient of the 2015 Marian Anderson Award. Marsalis, winner of a Grammy Award and a Pulitzer Prize, and honored with the National Medal of Arts, joins other recipients of the medal, including Sidney Poitier, Maya Angelou, Mia Farrow, James Earl Jones, Berry Gordy Jr., and 2014 winner Jon Bon Jovi. He will accept the award at a gala concert Nov. 10 at the Kimmel Center.
June 9, 2015
DAN RAUDABAUGH continued his torrid season with nine touchdown passes as the Soul drilled visiting New Orleans, 62-41. Saturday's victory improved the Soul to 10-1 for the first time in franchise history. Marco Thomas and Shaun Kauleinamoku caught three TDs each. James Romain had eight tackles and two more interceptions to tie for the league lead with nine. Raudabaugh leads the AFL with 74 touchdown passes, and the nine he had against New Orleans (2-9) is a season- high. He had nine in a game against Iowa last season and a career-high 11 against Tampa Bay in 2012.
June 7, 2015
What: Arena Football League Who: New Orleans VooDoo (2-8) at Soul (9-1) When: Saturday at 6 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center TV: ESPN3 Standings: The Soul are in first place in the American East; The VooDoo are in last place in the American East and own the league's second-worst record. Last week: The Soul used a five-touchdown game from receiver Marco Thomas to earn a 51-43 victory over Las Vegas at Boardwalk Hall. The VooDoo came up one point short and extended their losing streak to four games in a 35-34 loss to Tampa Bay. Last meeting: Winners of their first seven games of the regular season, the Soul defeated the VooDoo in Week 5, 55-42, in New Orleans.
June 3, 2015 |
CAPE MAY- Michael Kline hoisted an enormous wrench in one hand as he stepped to the microphone at Cape May Convention Hall on Friday to welcome the audience to the Exit Zero Jazz Festival. The fest producer meant to signify the work that had gone into preparing the three-day festival, which takes over the Victorian Shore town twice a year. The next night, on the same stage, it seemed not every bolt had quite been tightened. Headliner Dr. John appeared more than an hour behind schedule.
June 1, 2015
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. These days, always-amusing Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher is more reliable at giving good quotes than at writing great new songs. He recently criticized Jay Z and other owners of the Tidal music-streaming service for their superhero complex ("Do these people think they're the [expletive] Avengers?"). He's got a bunch of good old Beatle-y tunes in his back catalog, though. Wednesday at the Merriam Theater. Major Lazer and DJ Snake (featuring MØ)
May 14, 2015 |
The Soul have acquired offensive lineman Daverin Geralds from New Orleans for defensive lineman Caleb Bostic. Geralds, 27, can play center, guard and fullback. He played collegiately at Mississippi. The Soul also are expected to sign free-agent defensive lineman Uriah Grant, 26, who played in the CFL last season and was a teammate of Geralds at Ole Miss. -Ed Barkowitz
April 30, 2015 |
Peter Parisi, 92, of Drexel Hill, a wartime athlete, and a retired teacher and truant officer with the Philadelphia School District, died of pneumonia Friday, April 17, at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. A South Philadelphia native, Mr. Parisi was the son of Italian immigrants. He grew up above Parisi's Sanitary Bakery, which his father owned and operated, and attended South Philadelphia High School. Very early, Mr. Parisi attracted attention as a star catcher on several baseball teams in Philadelphia, and that prowess on the diamond stood him in good stead once he joined the Navy in 1942.
April 28, 2015
TOMMY TAGGART rushed for 47 yards and three touchdowns and Dan Raudabaugh threw for five scores as the visiting Soul beat New Orleans, 55-42, yesterday. Xavier Boyce had four catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan McDaniel chipped in 6-56-1 as the Soul (5-0) played without leading receiver Marco Thomas, who is nursing a hamstring injury. Soul coach Clint Dolezel said that Thomas would have been available had it been a playoff game. LaRico Stevenson led the Soul's defense with nine tackles and an interception.
April 26, 2015
Who: Soul (4-0) at New Orleans VooDoo (1-3) When: Sunday at 4 p.m. Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans TV: None Standings: Soul first in American East; VooDoo last in American East. Last week: Soul defeated Cleveland, 63-48; VooDoo lost to Tampa Bay, 42-13. Last meetings: Soul defeated VooDoo, 79-60, on May 11, 2014. 3 stars: Soul - QB Tim Raudabaugh (105-161, 1,250 yards, 29 touchdowns, 3 INT); WR Marco Thomas (44-481, 9 TD); WR Ryan McDaniel (36-449, 12 TD)