April 17, 2014 |
SAINT JOSEPH'S three senior starters finished terrific careers with an Atlantic 10 championship. All would have been invited to the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament, which begins today and goes through Saturday. Halil Kanacevic signed a professional contract in Italy and was scheduled to leave today. Langston Galloway and Ronald Roberts Jr. will be in Portsmouth for the 12-game tournament for 64 senior NBA draft prospects. Galloway finished his SJU career with 1,991 points, second all time, and a program-record 343 threes.
January 11, 2014 |
Angelo "Tim" Durso, 83, of Drexel Hill, who for more than two decades led the federal government's audits of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, died Sunday, Jan. 5, of complications from lung cancer at his home. From 1963 until his retirement in 1990, Mr. Durso specialized in auditing naval facilities in Philadelphia. He also led Navy audits of shipyards in Rota, Spain, and Naples, Italy, as well as domestic facilities at Norfolk, Va., and Portsmouth, N.H. At Portsmouth, he led audits of the Trident missile program.
April 10, 2013
The oldest son and grandson of Johnny Unitas from his first marriage are unhappy with a decision to have Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco of Audubon, N.J., play the part of the late Baltimore Colts great in a forthcoming movie, Unitas We Stand , USA Today reported. Joe Unitas , a son of the late quarterback from his second marriage, is a co-producer of the film. John Unitas Jr. said he is considering legal action if Joe Unitas makes any profits from his father's name.
April 13, 2012 |
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Has Zack Rosen lost his mind? Apparently, that's a question being asked of the point guard, fresh from his final season at Penn and chasing an NBA dream. "Everybody keeps telling me no, so I can keep being motivated," said Rosen, who will graduate May 13 with a bachelor's degree in economics from Wharton. "Everybody," Rosen said, tells him that he won't make it. "They say I'm too small . . . I'm too short, and I'm too light. " The 6-foot, 170-pounder is out to prove that he can play in the NBA, which is why he is at this week's Portsmouth Invitational Tournament - a showcase for players unlikely to be drafted.
April 11, 2011
Villanova's Corey Stokes had 18 points in 22 minutes, but his team of Cherry, Bekaert & Holland lost, 110-93, to K&D Landscaping on Saturday in the championship game of the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament. The event is a showcase for seniors who are potential draft picks to play in front of representatives from every NBA team. Stokes shot 7-for-13 from the field, including 4-for-8 from the arc, in the final. In the semifinal game, he scored 23 points on 6-for-18 shooting, 5-for-12 from three.
April 10, 2011 |
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - With the possibility of an NBA lockout this season, league scouting director Ryan Blake went out of his way to point out that last week's Portsmouth Invitational Tournament might have been the last time this year's crop of college seniors had a chance to impress scouts in a game setting. "If there's a lockout, then there won't be an NBA summer league this summer," Blake said. "The 15 or 17 or so players who passed because of injury or some other reason probably should have been here.
April 7, 2011 |
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - As the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament got under way Wednesday night, tournament officials were left having to find a replacement player for Lavoy Allen. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward from Temple pulled out the day before the event was slated to begin. Allen cited "personal reasons" and would not elaborate, a Temple official said. He was on the roster for one of the tournament's eight teams as late as Tuesday afternoon. Allen accepted Temple's MVP award at the team's banquet Wednesday night.
April 6, 2011
Five Philadelphia players will be part of the Portsmouth Invitational, a pre-draft camp for NBA hopefuls that begins Wednesday in Portsmouth, Va., and runs through Saturday. Eight teams of eight players each will compete in games each day. Here are the local players who are slated to play and their senior season averages: Lavoy Allen (Temple / Pennsbury H.S.) 6-foot-9 forward: 11.6 points, 8.6 rebounds,1.8 blocks Brad Wanamaker (Pittsburgh / Roman Catholic)
April 4, 2011
Temple forward Lavoy Allen and Villanova guards Corey Stokes and Corey Fisher are among 64 seniors who will take part in the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament, beginning Wednesday. The 4-day, 12-game tournament is a showcase for college seniors to play in front of representatives from every NBA team. Allen and Stokes were assigned to the same team and will be joined by players such as Malcolm Thomas (San Diego State), Chris Wright (Dayton) and Dwight Hardy (St. John's)
July 25, 2010 |
The host Columbus Crew got goals from Emilio Renteria, Andy Iro and Leandre Griffit to beat the Houston Dynamo, 3-0, on Saturday night. Houston's Bobby Boswell was sent off after being shown his second yellow card of the match in the 72d minute. Dallas 1, Toronto 1 - Milton Rodriguez scored in the 77th minute to give FC Dallas a draw with host Toronto FC. The goal came after Dallas gained a corner kick on Toronto's sloppy defensive play. Maicon Santos scored in the 61st minute for Toronto.