June 29, 2013 |
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. - Wearing plaid black shorts, a white polo shirt with the "NHL Draft 2013" logo, and white sneaks, Darnell Nurse sat on a stool and answered questions during an outdoor news conference Friday at a North Jersey hotel that overlooked the Hudson River and the majestic New York City skyline. Nurse was relaxed, funny, and cordial, giving little hint that he is going to be a defenseman who will soon create havoc in NHL arenas with his rugged style of play. "I've always compared Darnell to Shea Weber," said Dan Marr, director of NHL Central Scouting.
June 26, 2013 |
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press that Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw has agreed to succeed George Karl as coach of the Denver Nuggets. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal hadn't been officially announced. The Nuggets called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to introduce their new coach. The Denver Post first announced the agreement with Shaw, and the former Phil Jackson pupil told the newspaper he has been "prepared by the best of the best" for his first NBA head coaching job. Shaw is a former NBA guard and longtime assistant NBA coach who has interviewed about a dozen times for head coaching positions but kept coming up short until Monday.
June 23, 2013 |
LONDON - Maria Sharapova took quite a shot at Serena Williams, and it was nowhere near a tennis court. At her pre-Wimbledon news conference Saturday, Sharapova was asked about a recent Rolling Stone article in which the author surmised that critical comments directed at an unnamed player by Williams were referring to Sharapova. "We have a tremendous amount of respect for what we do on the court. I just think she should be talking about her accomplishments, her achievements, rather than everything else that's just getting attention and controversy," Sharapova said.
June 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration expects to move ahead with plans to meet with Taliban representatives within the next few days, despite a still-simmering dispute with Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the negotiations that led him Wednesday to suspend separate talks over a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. Administration officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, spent much of Wednesday scrambling to soothe Karzai's anger over Tuesday's Taliban news conference, when the insurgents announced they would open an office in Qatar, raised their flag and stood under a banner reading the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan - the name they used when they ruled Afghanistan a decade ago - despite written U.S. promises that it would not be allowed.
June 18, 2013 |
TEHRAN, Iran - The newly elected president showcased his reform-leaning image Monday by promising a "path of moderation" that includes greater openness on Tehran's nuclear program and overtures to Washington. He also made clear where he draws the line: No halt to uranium enrichment and no direct U.S. dialogue without a pledge to stay out of Iranian affairs. Hasan Rowhani's first post-victory news conference was a study in what may make his presidency tick. Rowhani may be hailed as a force for change, but he also appears to carry a deep and self-protective streak of pragmatism.
June 14, 2013 |
THE GOOD NEWS for Geoff Sisk was he birdied the 10th hole yesterday at Merion East. The bad news was that was his final hole of the first round of his seventh U.S. Open. And it left him at 8-over-par 78. But hey, it's something. Sisk, 48, who calls Massachusetts home, went to Temple a long time ago. This is the sixth time he's made the national championship field via the qualifying process. He made the cut twice, in 1999 (a tie for 30th) and 2004 (t-40). He's made half his career earnings (some $56,000)
June 13, 2013 |
The Daily News covers the Open: Check out PhillyDailyNews.com's U.S. Open page for our coverage of the tournament in Merion . HE IS hard to embrace, even when victimized. He is hard to like and yet impossible to ignore, a flawed sports deity the way Mike Tyson and Eric Lindros once were and perhaps Kobe Bryant is now. Tiger Woods likes to use the word "grind" to describe the four rounds of golf he must play to win a championship, and any news conference of his I have ever attended most certainly feels the same.
June 12, 2013 |
Sergio Garcia's Tuesday at Merion didn't begin with a putt or a drive, but by slipping a note into the locker of Tiger Woods. "A handwritten note," Garcia said. The note's exact wording is unknown, but assume it reflected some remorse, and maybe Garcia's agitated state since he followed up critical comments of Woods at the Players Championship with a joke at a European Tour dinner last month about serving Woods fried chicken this week. Preparing for this week's U.S. Open, Garcia and Woods shook hands on the practice tee Monday, but Garcia said he didn't feel that was the right time for a discussion or apology.
June 11, 2013
TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie has named John Hoffman as acting state attorney general. The appointment was announced yesterday during a news conference in Trenton. Hoffman takes over for Jeffrey Chiesa, who Christie named to temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated when Frank Lautenberg died last week. Hoffman, a 47-year-old Marlton resident, was named by Chiesa in August to serve as executive assistant attorney general. Before joining the office, Hoffman served for about two years as director of the Division of Investigations in the state Comptroller's Office.
June 6, 2013 |
Last seen working in the basement of the Salvation Army thrift store at 22d and Market Streets, Liberian immigrant Borbor Davis, 68, had been missing since the building collapsed about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. More than 10 hours later, his wife, Maggie, 74, sitting by the phone at their house in Darby, got the call she had dreaded. "I'm not all right," she said, as she wept softly. "He passed. " She gave the phone to her daughter, MaryAnne Mason, who was Borbor's stepdaughter.