January 21, 2016 |
After their six-game points streak ended on a fluke goal in the closing seconds Tuesday, Flyers captain Claude Giroux tried to put a positive spin on things. "We're going to have games like this; we just can't have too many," Giroux said minutes after the Flyers dropped a 3-2 decision to Toronto at the Wells Fargo Center. "We're going to have games where we're not going to play the right way, but you know what, the last seven games we've been playing some good hockey. " The Flyers entered Tuesday with the NHL's fifth-best points percentage (.690)
January 16, 2016 |
Gov. Christie's shifting positions and rhetoric drew scrutiny during Thursday night's GOP debate, as he fended off a question on whether his stance on gun control had "evolved," and rebutted a rival's attempt to tar him as insufficiently conservative. In addition to stressing conservative credentials - highlighting his vetoes of gun-control legislation and rejection of the Common Core educational standards - Christie used blunt language to try to distance himself from President Obama, accusing the president of overstepping his authority with his recent executive action on guns.
January 7, 2016
BERWYN - The Tredyffrin/Easttown School District received top honors in the Niche.com rankings, based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and student and parent reviews in areas including academics, teacher quality, student life, and school resources. The district, which has eight schools, including Conestoga High School, received an A-plus in every category, save for an A in sports and fitness, and a B in student culture and diversity. It has an average graduation rate of 99 percent and SAT scores well above the national average, according to Niche.
January 5, 2016 |
The 76ers' newfound swagger took a stiff right to the chin from the Los Angeles Lakers before several haymakers courtesy of the Los Angeles Clippers. While they were dazed, and perhaps in need of a standing eight count, the Sixers (3-33) were still pleased with their overall fight in the five-game, post-Christmas West Coast trip. They opened the trip by defeating the Phoenix Suns, 111-104, on Dec. 26 before losing, 95-91, to the Utah Jazz two days later. Then the Sixers got back on the winning track with a 110-105 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 30. But they ended the trip with losses on consecutive days to the Lakers and Clippers at the Staples Center.
December 30, 2015
By Kate Harper The loss of civil discussion has caused some of the dysfunction we are experiencing in our nation's capital and in state capitals, including Harrisburg. Competition with hashtags and the substitution of Twitter feeds for listening get in the way of getting things done. When I was a young commercial litigator, someone gave me the book Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In , by William Ury and Roger Fisher. This short book, based on the Harvard Negotiation Project, teaches a style of negotiation focused on interests and common ground, rather than dwelling on the people or positions of the "other side.
December 24, 2015 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The most decorated defensive player in Temple history was devastated. After Tuesday's 32-17 loss to Toledo in the Boca Raton Bowl, Temple all-American linebacker Tyler Matakevich, tried hard fighting back tears, but clearly lost that battle. Matakevich was a consensus all-American, won two national college defensive player of the year awards and with 12 tackles finished with 493, the leading tackler in school history. After the game, Matakevich tried to look at the overall picture, while also dissecting a difficult final act. "It is the last time wearing this uniform and it definitely [stinks]
December 16, 2015 |
IMHOTEP SENIOR Jordan McCray could have copped an attitude and become a disruptive and disgruntled player, or just flat-out transferred. Currently, McCray possesses the size, speed and athleticism to play linebacker in college somewhere next season. The problem is that the 6-2, 210-pounder plays defensive end really well for the Panthers (14-0), who will play District 10 Cathedral Prep (14-1) in the Class AAA state championship at 7 p.m. Friday at Hersheypark Stadium. "I thought about it like, 'I really need to play linebacker because if that's what (college)
December 12, 2015 |
Sheila Hess considers the birth defect that left her paralyzed from the knees down a gift. Really, she says. Because, without it, Hess' parents might never have moved from Southern California to Philadelphia, as they did in 1969 to get their infant daughter treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She might never have grown up in a bustling and loving Grays Ferry neighborhood and fallen in love with the city, where on a weekly basis she zips from charity board meeting to volunteer outing to ritzy gala, working 10-hour days at Independence Blue Cross in between, all the while propelling herself on two aluminum crutches.
December 9, 2015 |
It would be easy, perhaps, to build a narrative around Chip Kelly's "positive reinforcement" in contrast to Malcolm Jenkins' "holding players accountable," and come to the conclusion that one or the other had more to do with the Eagles' upset win against the Patriots. Kelly showed each of his players film of one standout play they made this season on the eve of Sunday's game in Foxborough, Mass. Several said it was the first time he'd done so, but the principle behind the exercise wasn't any different than Kelly's core belief about accentuating the positive.
December 5, 2015 |
Temple's Eric Lofton has moved all over the offensive line, but it hasn't affected the fifth-year senior's performance. Lofton has started 11 games for the 10-2 Owls: one at left guard, four at right guard and six at right tackle, where he has appeared in each of the last four games. With Lofton playing a major role, the offensive line has been among Temple's most improved units from last year's 6-6 team. The 6-foot-5, 302-pound graduate of South Jersey's Rancocas Valley High said he doesn't mind shuffling along the line.