October 23, 2015 |
THE MAIN subject out of Sixers practice Wednesday was an all too familiar one, and that was injuries. Guard Nik Stauskas didn't practice but worked out on his own as he continues to recover from a stress reaction in his right tibia. Christian Wood was restricted with a sore hamstring, and participated in 80 percent of practice. Furkan Aldemir also went for 80 percent, as he is suffering from plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Pierre Jackson (groin) and Jahlil Okafor (knee)
July 4, 2015
Aaron Harang on Thursday became the latest Phillies starter to land on the disabled list, further increasing the chances the struggling righthander will remain with the team beyond the July 31 trade deadline. A day after allowing a season-worst eight runs and 14 hits in a 9-5 loss, the 37-year-old Harang received a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The move was made in conjunction with Chad Billingsley's being activated from the disabled list. Billingsley started Thursday against the Brewers.
July 3, 2015
HARANG ON DL The starter is suffering from plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Notes, C5
December 20, 2014 |
Furkan Aldemir's right-foot injury is worse than the 76ers originally thought. The new power forward missed practice Thursday because of plantar fasciitis and is doubtful to play Friday against the Charlotte Hornets at the Wells Fargo Center. Aldemir sat out the end of practice Wednesday because of a sore right heel. The 6-foot-9, 240-pounder, who signed with the Sixers on Monday, had experienced foot pain in his native Turkey. "It's not as bad as it sounds," Sixers coach Brett Brown said after practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
September 9, 2013 |
Jesse Biddle was so good in April that there were pleas from fans in Philadelphia to get him to the big leagues immediately. The reports from double-A Reading were astonishingly good, with the highlight being a seven-inning, one-hit performance at Harrisburg that included 16 strikeouts. He followed that with a one-hit performance over six innings against New Hampshire that included 10 strikeouts. Around that same time, however, Biddle began having coughing fits. He'd wake up in the morning with headaches and eventually had to see a doctor.
March 1, 2013 |
After taking a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Simon Gagne missed the Flyers' morning skate Wednesday because he needed to catch up on sleep. Now he hopes to wake up the Flyers' offense. He got off to a good start, scoring a power-play goal, his first tally of the season, in the Flyers' 4-1 win over Washington. Acquired Tuesday from the Kings for a conditional fourth-round pick, the veteran winger began the night on a line with Sean Couturier and Max Talbot. Gagne received a rousing ovation, and he waved to the home crowd as a video of his career was shown on the scoreboard during a first-period stoppage.
December 29, 2012
Nets coach Avery Johnson was fired Thursday, his team having lost 10 of 13 games after a strong start to its first season in Brooklyn. "We don't have the same fire now that we did when we were 11-4," general manager Billy King said during a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. Assistant P.J. Carlesimo will coach the Nets (14-14) on an interim basis. King would not comment on a report that the team planned to contact former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Johnson was in the final year of a three-year, $12 million contract.
October 31, 2012 |
LAST MONTH, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said it was just "a formality" that the Phillies would pick up the team option on Carlos Ruiz' contract this offseason. With the 2012 season officially ending Sunday, Amaro wasted little time in keeping his word. The Phils began offseason chores by exercising the option on Ruiz' contract on Monday. Ruiz, a first-time All-Star in 2012, will earn $5 million in 2013. He can become a free agent after the season. Ruiz, who turns 34 in January, signed a 3-year, $8.85 million contract before the 2010 season that included a club option for a fourth.
September 21, 2012 |
NEW YORK - After making weak but effective contact, Carlos Ruiz busted out of the batter's box and reached first base safely on a hit back through the middle against R.A. Dickey on Monday. But it wasn't so much that Ruiz arrived safely. It's that he arrived pain-free. For the first time since returning from the disabled list on Sept. 7, Ruiz had started back-to-back games. He was back behind the plate again on Wednesday but on the sidelines when the Phillies wrapped up a three-game, 4-day series with the Mets on Thursday night.
September 19, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Fresh off a weekend in which the Phillies lost three out of four games to the worst team in baseball, Charlie Manuel could not have been blamed for running up the white flag. Instead, he ran out a lineup that featured Carlos Ruiz behind the plate, Kevin Frandsen at third base, and the rest of his regulars at their respective positions. "I think right now, we are going to stay the course where we still have a chance and we can still win," Manuel said before the start of Monday's 3-1 win over the Mets.