June 23, 2014 |
AS A SENIOR on a struggling University of Florida team, Jaylen Watkins started some games at cornerback and others at safety. But if you listen to Eagles defensive backs coach John Lovett expound on Watkins' allure, that mere fact doesn't fully contextualize the player's versatility and football intelligence. "When you talk to him about his defense at Florida, he knew what everybody did," Lovett said. "I talked to the defensive coordinator [D.J. Durkin] down there. They put him in at positions that he hadn't even practiced that week because he knew what everybody was doing.
June 21, 2014 |
ST. LOUIS - For Ryan Howard, there really is no place like home. Howard, who hails from St. Louis, has destroyed Cardinals pitching throughout his career. As the Phillies began a four-game series Thursday at Busch Stadium, Howard acknowledged that it has special meaning to play his hometown team. "This is where it all began for me," Howard said before the game. "There are just a lot of memories, seeing friends and family and stuff like that, and it is always a very good, relaxing feeling to come home.
December 2, 2011
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Comic Jerry Seinfeld; Lykke Li performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Hilary Swank; Mike Sorrentino; Dia Frampton. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:35 a.m., 6ABC) - Dancing With the Stars winner; David Beckham; Dana Delany; Nickelback performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:37 a.m., CBS3) - Actress Ana Gasteyer; actress Beth Behrs.
August 31, 2011 |
Playing at: Lehigh Valley (AAA). Position: Relief pitcher. Height: 6-7. Weight: 255. Age: 21. Born: Jan. 7, 1989, in Gatineau, Quebec. Bats: Left. Throws: Right. How acquired: As part of the trade, along with OF Tyson Gillies and RHP J.C. Ramirez, that sent Cliff Lee to Seattle on Dec. 16, 2009 . . . Originally selected by the Mariners in the first round (11th overall) in 2007. This season: Was moved exclusively into the bullpen following a disastrous 2010 when he was starting . . . He's mostly pitched very well, but he's allowed runs in three of his last six outings and his ERA has gone up to 3.54 . . . Is a candidate to be called up the majors when rosters expand tomorrow.
July 13, 2009 |
Nickelback, the critically despised, audience-adored quartet that packed Camden's Susquehanna Center on Saturday, has found a way to mash the soft rock and hair metal of the '80s and the grunge and emo of the '90s into something that's sold more than 30 million albums. Seems the cash-outs have gotten better for these post-grunge Canadian dudes who named their band after cheap tippers from one member's first job at Starbucks. With his shouted-out, sullen lyrical platitudes and his hair in full flipping mode, Chad Kroeger made for an odd front man. He scuffed up his clarion-clear vocals as though mangling silk with Brillo pads.
April 14, 2008 |
Invigorating, well-composed acid-salsa jams capped by stunningly expressive guitar solos to make your heart swell; confounding, cringe-worthy pop-rock collaborations to make your head itch (go on, scratch and wonder . . .). The challenge in sizing up Santana is doing justice to the dualities inherent in the artist. Still, it's an easy call what should be considered first and last. It was obvious from the initial number of Santana's two-hour, 40-minute set Friday night at the Borgata's Event Center in Atlantic City.
July 19, 2004 |
The boilerplate power balladry and meathead neo-grunge echoing throughout the fairly full Tweeter Center on Saturday was enough to tell you the four-act bill starring co-headliners 3 Doors Down and Nickelback was a corporate rock shindig of the most crassly commercial kind. But in case you needed more convincing, there was a Bud Light commercial shown on video screens between sets, and a giant curtain announcing "Bud Light Presents 3 Doors Down" hanging in front of the stage before the Mississippi-based quintet performed.
December 27, 2002 |
PETE Townshend's New Year's resolution? To finish the Who's first new studio album since 1982. Townshend also is looking forward to working with longtime bandmate Roger Daltrey, the group's only other suriviving member, after the June death of bassist John Entwhistle. "I think it will be worth the time spent," Townshend says on his Web site. "I am very keen, too, to see Roger find some creative outlet on this future Who recording. He is full of ideas, passion and energy - he bears quite a disturbed and serious view of the world at the moment.
June 17, 2002 |
Canadian modern rock quartet Nickelback has one of the past year's most ubiquitous songs in the hot air power ballad "How You Remind Me. " But you'd have a devil of a time identifying the band in a police lineup. So goes the faceless state of modern rock these days. Nickelback did little to distinguish themselves from the Fuels and Creeds at Wilmington's outdoor venue Kahunaville Saturday night with a 75-minute set dominated by leaden mid-tempo rockers that grafted echoes of Pearl Jam's alternative rock hallmark Ten onto Led Zeppelin's riff-based machismo.