December 31, 2013 |
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - The result really should have been mathematically impossible. Penn played a 6-minute, first-half offensive stretch at Rider that was probably its best of the season. Until the Quakers started the second half by scoring 27 points on their first 12 possessions over 8 brilliant minutes. With 7 minutes left in the game, they had made 16 of 19 second-half shots, had scored 80 points and led by 14. It was that magic time when the game seems easy, the ball moves, shots go in, the opponent turns tentative and you have complete control of the situation.
December 17, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS - A quick glance at the raw numbers give you the impression that the Eagles offense had a terrific day. They racked up 475 net yards yesterday, which was their fourth-best yardage total of the season. They converted 50 percent of third-down opportunities (7-for-14) for only the third time. Nick Foles threw for a career-high 428 yards and notched his fifth game with at least three touchdowns. DeSean Jackson had a career-high 10 catches and a season-high 195 receiving yards.
December 16, 2013 |
The phone conversation starts with a friendly voice claiming to be from the government, calling to tell you about the great new services for Medicare recipients under the Affordable Care Act. To get those new ACA benefits, there's a one-time fee, which you can pay with a credit or debit card. And, oh, the caller can help by taking your information right over the phone. Don't reach for your wallet. It's a scam. If you are a Medicare recipient, there is no reason to care a whit about the ACA. True, you will enjoy some new preventive services, and your medication doughnut hole will shrink in coming years.
December 11, 2013 |
Baxter's 4th wedding Family Ties alum Meredith Baxter , 66, who has three ex-husbands and five children, showed her family values Sunday by tying the knot with her first female spouse, general contractor Nancy Locke . Baxter has been with Locke for seven years, but came out officially only in '09. Jennifer Aniston at nearly 45 Jennifer Aniston , who turns 45 in February, says...
December 3, 2013
Eagles' record this season based on turnover margin: 6-1 When they win the turnover battle. On Sunday, Arizona committed three turnovers; the Eagles none. 1-1 When even in turnovers. 0-3 When they lose the turnover battle.
November 23, 2013 |
Statistically, 76ers forward-center Spencer Hawes is off to the best start in his seven-year NBA career, and he attributes it to one simple factor - not having to look over his shoulder. Now in his fourth season with the Sixers (5-8) after playing his first three in Sacramento, the 25-year-old Hawes has prospered knowing that his playing time will be consistent. Hawes is averaging a career-high 33.2 minutes. He is also averaging career highs in scoring (16.2 ppg.) and rebounding (10.2)
November 11, 2013 |
Thanks to the digital age, one of the traditions of the high seas - those beautifully lithographed nautical charts of U.S. coastal waters - will end in April. The charts have existed since 1862. But going the way of gigantic paper fold-up road maps that motorists used before GPS, the 4-by-3-foot nautical charts printed by the U.S. government will no longer be available when stocks of them eventually run out, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Mariners will instead have to use electronic charting systems or print-on-demand versions of the maps, according to NOAA's Office of Coastal Survey.
November 11, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - With his announcement last week that he would run for reelection, Gov. Corbett stepped into politically uncharted territory. Never in modern Pennsylvania history has an incumbent governor hobbled by such low job-approval ratings asked the public for another term. Yet Corbett is doing just that, even as his Republican Party vacillates between cautious optimism and outright panic over his chances of staging what pundits say would be one of the biggest political comebacks in the state's history.
October 10, 2013 |
THE QUESTION has never been, "Can Jimmy Rollins return to MVP form?" His remarkable 2007 season, when he slugged 30 home runs and 20 triples and stole 41 bases while hitting .296/.344/.531, is the classic outlier. In the seven seasons he played leading up to that season, Rollins posted a .274/.329/.425 batting line (.754 OPS) while averaging 15 home runs per 162 games. In the five seasons after 2007, he combined to hit .258/.323/.416 (.738 OPS) while averaging 19 home runs per 162 games.