June 19, 2015 |
EDMONTON - It's as true in soccer as it is in every other sport that defense wins championships. So far at the Women's World Cup, the United States' back line has delivered a string of excellent performances. In three group-stage games, the unit allowed just one goal, and it came in the 27th minute of the opening game against Australia. Since then, the American net has not been breached. Even though the attack has struggled, back-to-back shutouts of Sweden and Nigeria have helped provide momentum heading into Monday's round-of-16 game against Colombia (8 p.m., Fox Sports 1 and NBC Universo)
May 1, 2015
OBI ROMEO, a 6-10 forward who played sparingly as a freshman last season, will transfer from Saint Joseph's. He played in just four games for the 13-18 Hawks, averaging 6.5 minutes. Romeo, who came to this country from Nigeria in 2011, was recruited from Greenbrier East High School in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., where he averaged 13 points, 14 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as a senior. "You can't find a better human being, better teammate or harder-working student than Obi," said St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli.
April 24, 2015 |
IT WOULD NOT have been surprising to find Dr. Milton A. Wohl, a distinguished physician, repairing a tractor on his farm in Schwenksville, putting in a crop of corn, cutting down a tree or working a piece of wood in his shop. Dr. Wohl was a prominent orthopedic surgeon, former president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, and a highly regarded teacher. But he was also a farmer, a handyman who could take anything mechanical apart and fix it, a historian, music lover, fisherman and world traveler.
July 26, 2014 |
Federal Customs and Border Protection officers came across a rare counterfeit-money scam when they caught a man from Cameroon bringing $17,000 in bogus currency into Philadelphia International Airport recently. The officers discovered three packs of "black notes," bound similarly to checkbooks, during a routine baggage examination July 16, an official said Thursday. The notes appeared to be blank sheets of white paper, but under ultraviolet light, officers detected faint images resembling U.S. currency, officials said.
July 4, 2014 |
Jack Lutz, 92, of Mount Laurel, an educator in the Philadelphia area and abroad, died Sunday, June 29, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of a subdural hematoma. Dr. Lutz taught in Philadelphia public schools, then joined the Plymouth Whitemarsh School District as principal of three elementary schools. When Plymouth Whitemarsh expanded to become the Colonial School District, he was named assistant superintendent for curriculum. As the Philadelphia suburbs grew, he oversaw the design and construction of new schools, and for 10 years, recruited and hired teachers.
June 6, 2014 |
Nil-nil was the final score of the World Cup exhibition game played Tuesday by the national soccer teams of Greece and Nigeria at PPL Park in Chester. A no-goals tie hardly inspires. But for many green-clad Nigerians in the stands, it was a victory even before the kickoff, when Nigeria's players came out escorted by children with cards emblazoned with "#Bring Back Our Girls. Stand Against Terrorism. " It was a message about the 238 girls kidnapped in April and still missing after Boko Haram militants attacked their school in northern Nigeria.
June 5, 2014 |
Vincent Enyeama batted Greek forward Georgios Samaras' shot from the left side of the box into the air. The rebound went straight to forward Dimitris Salpingidis, who attempted a header in the 83d minute of the pre-World Cup friendly between Nigeria and Greece at PPL Park. This time, Enyeama, the Nigerian goalkeeper, leaped and caught the attempt, preserving a scoreless game. Defense and goalkeeping controlled the game in a 0-0 draw played in front of a largely pro-Greece crowd of 10,131 fans at the Chester stadium.
May 9, 2014 |
If it hadn't been for their determined mothers - and for Twitter - the plight of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram would have remained hidden. For nearly three weeks, the Nigerian government showed no concern for these high school students snatched from their dorm by a radical Islamist group whose name means "Western education is sinful. " As the limos rolled in for a glitzy version of the Davos World Economic Forum in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, officials showed no interest in the 276 girls still missing.
July 15, 2013 |
LAGOS, Nigeria - Shaking a finger while cradling an assault rifle, the leader of Nigeria's extremist Islamic sect threatened to burn down more schools and kill teachers. But he denied that his fighters were killing children. In a new video released Saturday, Islamic radical Abubakar Shekau said he "fully supports" attacks on several schools in recent weeks. The U.N. Children's Fund says at least 48 students and seven teachers have been killed since June, with some burned alive this month in a dormitory.
July 9, 2013 |
WHEN PATRONS walk into Wazobia, a West African restaurant specializing in the comfort foods of Nigeria, many greet the owner in the Yoruba language. "This is my countryman," owner Risikat Bola Jamiu, who usually goes by Bola, says of a man from the Ibo tribe. Jamiu is Yoruba but welcomes all three of Nigeria's major ethnic groups. Even her North Philadelphia restaurant's name is a combination of the words for "come in" from the three languages: wa in Yoruba, zo in Hausa, bia in Ibo. "We are all blended together as one Nigeria," Jamiu said Friday.