January 27, 2007 |
San Diego defensive coordinator Wade Phillips interviewed yesterday with the Dallas Cowboys about replacing retired head coach Bill Parcells. Phillips, the former head coach at Denver and Buffalo who also had interim stints in New Orleans and Atlanta, said he had a "very encompassing talk" with Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones. Phillips has a 48-39 coaching record. Jones also plans to talk to San Francisco offensive coordinator Norv Turner, a former head coach for Washington and Oakland, and New Orleans defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs.
July 15, 2009 |
Kansas City has not officially named Matt Cassel its starting quarterback, but there can be no doubt now. After praising his leadership and work ethic through spring workouts, the Chiefs announced yesterday they had signed the 27-year-old Cassel to a multiyear contract. Terms were not disclosed, but he will almost certainly be one of the highest-paid members of the team. A lifelong backup until Tom Brady went down with a season-ending knee injury last September, Cassel was obtained from New England during the offseason along with linebacker Mike Vrabel.
July 10, 2009 |
A judge yesterday blocked the NFL's plan to suspend Minnesota Vikings linemen Kevin Williams and Pat Williams for violating the league's anti-doping policy, a move their attorney said should let them start the season with camp beginning in just 3 weeks. Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson granted the players' request for a temporary restraining order that keeps the NFL from suspending them until their case is decided. Peter Ginsberg, an attorney for the two players said that at a minimum the order should allow them to play for the early part of the upcoming season.
February 6, 2004 |
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame will hold its first induction ceremony Monday night at the Sheraton Society Hill. The initial group of honorees will include living and dead athletes, some of whom performed long ago and others who flourished more recently. The roster includes Bernie Parent and Bob Clarke from the Flyers; Bert Bell, Steve Van Buren and Chuck Bednarik from the Eagles; Connie Mack and Jimmie Foxx from the A's; Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts, Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton from the Phillies; Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving and Billy Cunningham from the 76ers; Paul Arizin from the Warriors; Tom Gola from La Salle; tennis star Bill Tilden; rower John B. Kelly Sr.; and boxer Joe Frazier.
April 6, 2006 |
Members of the 1960 Eagles championship team will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame tonight, along with former Phillie Del Ennis, former 76er Hal Greer, and baseball's Mr. October, Reggie Jackson. Basketball legends Bill Ellerbee and Jack Ramsay and, as a place of note, the Palestra also will be among the inductees in the hall's third annual ceremony, at the Sheraton Society Hill. Regular admission tickets are sold out, but "Fly With the Eagles" tickets are still available for $500 and include reserved seats with the members of the 1960 Eagles team that beat the Green Bay Packers, 17-13, at Franklin Field.
February 27, 1992 |
Pat Williams needled Stanley Roberts with his fatso one-liners before the season began and Roberts just turned the other plump, overstuffed cheek. And now, slimmer, trimmer, grimmer, Roberts is doing wonderful things for the Magic. Last night he scored 20 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, had two assists. "Not a bad night for a rookie," he bragged. "I just went out and played hard. I wasn't going to let Manute (Bol) intimidate me. " Hulk Hogan wouldn't intimidate Roberts, who is kindly listed at 290 pounds.
April 16, 1986 |
Chris Washburn, North Carolina State's 6-11 sophomore center, yesterday established himself as an NBA draft lottery pick. Also, the Los Angeles Clippers, who don't have draft choices in the first and second rounds, again established themselves as a team in turbulence. Washburn, who averaged 17.6 points and 6.7 rebounds for N.C. State, said he was giving up his remaining two seasons of college eligibility. The order of the seven-team lottery, in which the 76ers own the Clippers' pick, will be determined on May 11 in New York.
May 9, 1997 |
Question: Who is the only person to have seen every summer league, preseason, regular-season and playoff game ever played by the Orlando Magic? Answer: Lenny Currier, the new 76ers trainer. "Why take a day off?" Currier said after he was hired to replace Kevin Carroll. Carrol is joining Nike as marketing director for training in Beaverton, Ore. Currier's wife, Lori, is from Woodbury, N.J., and played for four women's state basketball championship teams at Gloucester Catholic.
June 22, 2004 |
A blockbuster trade involving Tracy McGrady and Steve Francis dominated the NBA rumor mill yesterday while the Los Angeles Lakers waited to learn whether Shaquille O'Neal was serious about demanding a trade. What promises to be a busy week began with loads of trade talk, much of it centered around two of the league's best known superstars. The Rockets were said to be the leading candidate to acquire McGrady from Orlando, with officials from other teams saying Houston was offering a package including Francis, Cuttino Mobley, Kelvin Cato and/or Bostjan Nachbar for McGrady, Juwan Howard and Tyronn Lue. Because of league salary-cap rules, such a deal could not be finalized until July.
May 29, 1998 |
The body of evidence against Vaughn Wright was circumstantial. And when it was all pieced together, it didn't convince a jury that Wright, 39, was the killer of Ella "Pat" Williams, 37, whose sliced-up remains were found in four trash bags in a Dumpster near 53rd Street and Haverford Avenue on June 15, 1996. Her head has never been recovered. Yesterday, Wright, of Wyalusing Avenue near 52nd Street, was acquitted of murder but convicted of an abuse-of-corpse charge. Common Pleas Judge Eugene H. Clarke Jr. deferred sentencing.