May 25, 2005 |
The type of tackle that cost Terrell Owens four games last season will be illegal this season. In a 27-5 vote, NFL owners meeting in Washington yesterday approved a ban on the horse-collar tackle, in which a defender grabs the inside of an opponent's shoulder pads from behind and yanks him backward in the open field. Dallas safety Roy Williams did just that to Owens in the Cowboys' Dec. 19 loss to the Eagles, injuring Owens' right ankle and fracturing his fibula. Owens missed the final two regular-season games and two playoff games before returning for the Super Bowl.
June 16, 1993 |
For the third straight year, 1984 Masters champion Ben Crenshaw did not qualify for one of the at-large spots in the U.S. Open. Lanny Wadkins, who won the 1977 PGA title, was also non-exempt and failed to play his way in. For the first time in 16 years, he is not part of the 156- man starting field. Neither is two-time U.S. Amateur champ Phil Mickelson, who has been hailed as the next great player, nor Jim McGovern, who ranks 14th on the PGA money list. But 16-year-old Ted Oh, a sophomore at Torrance (Calif.
June 12, 1986 |
Andy North, the defending champion, picks Calvin Peete to win the 86th U.S. Open. Why Peete? Well, if you have been salmon fishing in Alaska for the last few years, you might not know that the self-taught Calvin Peete is clothesline straight off the tee. He has led the PGA Tour in driving accuracy and greens hit in regulation almost since he began chasing the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson in 1975. Peete's style is well-suited for Shinnecock Hills, where the Open begins today.
October 10, 1992 |
It looked like Delsea's Mike Adams was stopped two or three times on his run up the middle midway through the fourth period last night. But the junior running back eventually burst into the open for a 43-yard touchdown run that lifted the undefeated Crusaders to a 14-8 victory over visiting Salem. Delsea, No. 7 in The Inquirer's South Jersey Top 15, is 3-0. Salem, which upset Delran last week and was ranked No. 13, fell to 2-1. "The big thing Mike did on that run was stay in the lane," said Delsea coach John Oberg, who increased his South Jersey career victory total to 226, a record.
October 25, 1992 |
Highland's young football team might have turned a crucial corner in its battle toward respectability with yesterday's stunning 14-6 triumph over host Camden in the Olympic Conference's American Division. Highly regarded Camden (2-2-1 overall, 2-1-1 conference) entered the game unbeaten in its last three contests. But Highland (2-2, 2-2), using a tough defensive effort, put forth its finest game of the season. The loss might have jarred Camden's American Division title hopes, as Washington Township and Eastern lead the way. "They found confidence in themselves, and that's exactly what a victory like this can mean to your program," Highland coach Don Reich said.
September 8, 2010
For once, Bill Belton was stumped. Asked how he would defend against himself, he had a hard time coming up with a concrete game plan. "I wouldn't know what to do," he said. "I guess I would stand there and wait for me to come. " Good luck with that strategy. The reason Belton was so confused was because he leaves defenders on the football field with the same feeling. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior quarterback has a game centered on deception, toughness, and intelligence.
November 3, 1992 |
One flying instructor was killed and another was critically injured yesterday morning when their single-engine plane crashed nose-first into an open field shortly after taking off from the South Jersey Regional Airport, police said. The pilot, Randall Griggs, 27, of Cherry Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene. Michael DeVries, 24, of Marlton, was taken to Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly, where his condition was listed as critical but stable last night. According to Sgt. Lawrence Thomas of the Lumberton Police Department, the two were instructors with the South Jersey Flyers club, which is based at the airport.
September 10, 2007 |
Aaron Hayward removed his black, No. 9 jersey under a blazing-hot sun Saturday afternoon moments after his Penns Grove Red Devils defeated visiting Woodstown, 14-7, in the Tri-County Conference Classic Division football opener for both teams. "We're a balanced team," said Hayward, a junior running back/receiver/free safety. "It's not just me. " True, Penns Grove has weapons. Still, it was hard to dismiss what the 6-foot, 180-pounder did to help his team overcome a feisty Wolverines squad that stayed in the Devils' faces all afternoon.
September 13, 2012 |
EVENTUALLY, it doesn't matter where you were drafted, it matters what you've done. That reality hit home for safety Jaiquawn Jarrett Tuesday, when he became the earliest-released second-round draft pick of the Andy Reid era. Not 17 months after the Eagles selected him 54th overall, from Temple, in the 2011 draft, Jarrett was cut so the Birds could add Mardy Gilyard, a wide receiver they trimmed from the roster at the end of the preseason. Gilyard might be needed this week against Baltimore, with Jeremy Maclin battling a hip injury and Riley Cooper not ready to return from a broken collarbone.