October 14, 2015 |
IT WAS a game that general manager Ron Hextall called "critical" seven hours before the puck dropped, a strong statement given the infancy of the 82-game season. But coming off Saturday's embarrassing loss in South Florida, the Flyers needed to treat game No. 3 of the year - a rematch against the Florida Panthers - almost like a must-win. For a team that has started slow the last two seasons, a loss in last night's home opener - and with the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks coming to town tomorrow - would have been a downer.
September 17, 2015 |
After Cody Parkey missed a field goal and an extra point in the preseason opener, Chip Kelly said it was not time to hit the "panic button" on his kicker. After Parkey missed a potential game-winning, 44-yard field goal Monday in a 26-24 loss to the Falcons, Kelly still did not think it was time to panic. "Not now," Kelly said. "I have total confidence in Cody Parkey. He was a Pro Bowl kicker last year. I think he's an outstanding kicker. He's got total confidence from everybody in this organization.
September 11, 2014 |
Margaret Grover pleaded with the Delaware County judge to give her former companion - an emergency-room pediatrician - the maximum sentence for shooting her in the presence of their children during a child-custody exchange. "She's not done," Grover said, dissolving into tears. "She won't be done until I'm dead. " Judge Michael F.X. Coll assented, and on Tuesday sentenced Lauren Patricia Daly to up to 52 years in prison for wounding Grover and endangering the life of their son, now 12. Daly, 43, of Middletown Township, was convicted in July after a two-week trial on charges of attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and related crimes.
April 4, 2014 |
BY THE TIME Steve Mason shuffled to the bench for an extra attacker, thousands of empty burgundy seats checkered the backdrop of the Flyers' third loss in a row. Last night, the Wells Fargo Center might as well have been Columbus, or Florida, or any other struggling hockey market - fans streaming for the exits with minutes to play and no hope of another brilliant comeback. When the final horn blasted, signaling the merciful end of the Flyers' 2-0 loss to the Blue Jackets, boos rained down from the few brave souls remaining.
June 22, 2013 |
Delaware County schools will be getting "panic buttons" in the coming school year, the county announced Thursday. The silent alarm will be installed in all K-12 public, parochial and private schools. he alarm would be instantaneous and should increase speed of emergency response to any school threat. The devices will be paid for with a state grant, county officials said. The installations are in response to the December shooting at the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed 20 students and six adults.
February 28, 2013
Zack Wheeler left the New York Mets and their fans hovering around the panic button Wednesday morning. The franchise's best pitching prospect hurt himself hitting. A routine session in the batting cage led to tightness in Wheeler's right side, forcing the Mets to pull the plug on his starting assignment less than 90 minutes before a 12-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets were calling the injury a mild right oblique strain. General manager Sandy Alderson told reporters there was no timetable yet but said the decision to sit Wheeler was "mostly precautionary at this point.
November 6, 2012 |
WHEN OFFSEASON trades were made and free agents were signed, the attention of many people was focused on the 76ers and Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers, of course, landed Andrew Bynum, dealt Andre Iguodala and picked up a slew of potent shooters, while the Nets landed perennial All-Star Joe Johnson from Atlanta and a group of role players. Though they added aging - and future Hall of Famer - Jason Kidd and a few other pieces, the New York Knicks let the offseason focus settle elsewhere, while they held on to superstars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, along with Olympian Tyson Chandler.
October 26, 2012 |
ASANTE SAMUEL didn't want to talk to Philadelphia reporters on a conference call this week, but he seems unlikely to be silent Sunday, when Samuel and the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons visit Lincoln Financial Field. "He'll do more talking with the receivers," said Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. "I don't get involved in that. " Vick said of Samuel, who made three Pro Bowls and intercepted 23 passes as an Eagle from 2008-2011, "Asante's a great player. He's a savvy player and he knows how to play the game.
September 16, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Penn State players dumped the tub of Gatorade on head coach Bill O'Brien, gathered in front of the Blue Band to sing the alma mater, and headed happily to the locker room to continue the celebration of their first victory in what seemed like forever. The Nittany Lions weren't pristine Saturday on a gorgeous late summer afternoon at Beaver Stadium, but they were efficient. Matt McGloin threw four touchdown passes - three to Allen Robinson - and the defense came up with four turnovers to spark a 34-7 victory over Navy, O'Brien's first as a head coach.
May 8, 2012 |
WITH THE second of three matches in a week span starting on Wednesday for the Union, there is very little time to go back to the drawing board, as they say. Although it wouldn't hurt. The club comes off its second loss in a row with Saturday's 1-0 result against Seattle. Against a 22-year-old goalkeeper making his first MLS start in Seattle's Brian Meredith, the Union registered just one shot on goal. It also marked the 12th league game dating back to October of last season in which the Union (2-5-1, seven points)