May 7, 2013 |
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie married Philadelphia resident Tina Lai in a private ceremony this weekend. Lurie, 61, announced last July that he and Christina Weiss Lurie were getting divorced after 20 years of marriage. Lai will have no official role in the Eagles organization. The wedding was attended by family and close friends. "I am happy and excited as Tina and I begin our lives together," Lurie said in a statement. Lai, 39, is from a family that owns restaurants in Philadelphia, including the Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown and the Vietnam Cafe in University City.
May 3, 2013 |
How has the recovery process from Superstorm Sandy gone for you and your family? Share your story with the Daily News at ph.ly/SandyStories . BRIGANTINE, N.J. - In her little shop at North Point Marina, Donna Vanzant stocks clam rakes and boat anchors, tide charts and neon fishing lures, and an assortment of bug sprays that probably don't keep this island community's infamous greenhead flies at bay. But the one thing you'd expect...
May 2, 2013 |
THE OWNER of the Chicago Cubs for the first time publicly threatened to move the team out of Wrigley Field if his plans for a big, new video screen are blocked, saying yesterday he needs new advertising revenue to help bankroll a $500 million renovation of the storied ballpark. Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts until now had said nothing as dire, despite months of contentious negotiations over how to keep everyone happy in sprucing up the 99-year-old stadium in the heart of Wrigleyville on Chicago's North Side.
May 1, 2013 |
If Jason Collins' historic revelation Monday suggested a knack for diplomacy, it's probably not surprising given the identity of the recruiter who nearly two decades ago persuaded him and twin brother Jarron to attend Stanford. According to Lewis Katz, who owned the New Jersey Nets when they drafted Collins out of Stanford in 2001, it was a future secretary of state who drew the towering twins to Palo Alto, Calif. "They were high school phenomena. Both 7-footers," said Katz, the co-managing partner and director of Interstate General Media, which owns The Inquirer.
April 29, 2013 |
When the Cleveland Cavaliers swiftly snatched former coach Mike Brown off the coaching carousel and rehired the guy they fired just one year after he was voted coach of the year in a hopeless attempt to keep LeBron James from leaving for Miami, Josh Harris didn't flinch. Less than 48 hours after it was reported that Brown and Brian Shaw sat atop the 76ers' wish list to replace Doug Collins, Brown, whom the Los Angeles Lakers made the scapegoat for their poor play and fired just five games into this season (looks like that was a mistake, too)
April 22, 2013 |
WELL, AT LEAST the Sixers have the consultant thing down solid. Between them, Rod Thorn, who is stepping down as team president to become a consultant, and Doug Collins, who quit as head coach on Thursday to become a team adviser, combine for about 100 years of NBA experience. As he goes about the business of trying again to repair a shattered franchise, Sixers owner Josh Harris will have little problem finding sources for advice. It's just a question of whether Thorn will be in Harris' right ear and Collins in the left or vice versa.
April 20, 2013 |
CLEVELAND - Browns owner Jimmy Haslam pledged to continue running his family's business - and NFL team - amid a federal investigation into fraud within his company. Haslam said Friday he had no plans to step aside as president of Pilot Flying J despite federal authorities' alleging he was aware of a widespread scheme to defraud customers of the truck-stop chain. According to court documents, sales team members said Haslam was aware that employees withheld diesel price rebates and discounts from Pilot customers to boost the company's profits and sales commissions.
April 19, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - When Josh Harris and his ownership group took control of the 76ers two seasons ago, the hedge-fund billionaire refused to characterize the team as a "distressed property," which is usually the favorite kind to buy in his line of work. Well, what about now? The Sixers finished their miserable 2012-13 season Wednesday night with a 105-95 win over an Indiana Pacers team that rested almost all of its starters. The Pacers have the playoffs to look forward to, starting with a first-round series against Atlanta that begins this weekend.
April 19, 2013 |
THE PLAYER who cost the organization much of its future in a trade last summer didn't play one game and recently had surgery on two deteriorating knees. He becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. There is not much room under the salary cap, perhaps about $12-13 million, to try to make a splash in free agency. The draft pick will be just out of the top 10, in a draft that is filled with players who appear to be peripheral pieces, not ones to build a team around. There could be some front-office moves and now, as of Thursday morning, 76ers owner Josh Harris is heading a group to find a new head coach.
April 17, 2013 |
The owners of the SugarHouse Casino have agreed to pay $650,000 to settle claims that their workers illegally dumped construction materials into the Delaware River near the Philadelphia casino, prosecutors said Monday. Under the settlement, announced by U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger, SugarHouse HSP Gaming will pay a $25,000 civil penalty and donate $625,000 to the Brandywine Conservancy, a nonprofit agency dedicated to protecting natural resources. "This case reinforces our commitment to protecting the environment by ensuring that corporations either follow environmental laws or face serious sanctions," Memeger said in a statement.