January 13, 2016 |
Not surprisingly, neither sporting director Earnie Stewart nor coach Jim Curtin was willing to tip his hand when discussing the Union's plans for the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Thursday. This is the first draft for Stewart and a critical one for a team coming off a 10-17-7 season. The Union will have two of the top six picks. They will select third (their own pick) and sixth, a pick acquired in a trade with Houston. If he is available, it would be a surprise if the Union didn't select left back Brandon Vincent of NCAA champion Stanford at No. 3. Vincent is not attending the MLS combine in Florida for a good reason.
November 5, 2015 |
FORT MYERS, Fla. - When Riley Pint walked a batter in his first inning at Perfect Game's national showcase in June, there was a rumble of surprise among the hundreds of observing scouts. In the buildup to this gathering of the nation's best high school players, the lanky Kansan had been portrayed as some sort of baseball ideal, one without pitching or personal flaws. His pre-showcase scouting report from Perfect Game, a website that ranks baseball prospects, raved about a fastball that reached 96 m.p.h.
September 17, 2015 |
Kathy Orr , the mighty meteorologist so rudely cashiered by CBS3 two months ago after 12 years of stalwart service, has stuck a perfect landing at Fox 29, where she'll have a regular slot at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekdays. Fox 29 made the announcement with a short statement on Wednesday. Orr, who will debut Sunday evening, chimed in with this tweet: "I love Philadelphia, and am thrilled to continue my career with FOX 29. It's a perfect fit. See U Sunday. " A repeated local Emmy winner and member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame, Orr began her career in the Philly TV market in 1998.
February 19, 2015 |
YESTERDAY, we looked at some of the bigger individual Phillies story lines we'll be monitoring, as pitchers and catchers hold their first official workout tomorrow. Now, let's look at five names who haven't garnered nearly as much attention, but who have more to gain (or lose) than most pitchers and catchers in camp this spring. 1 Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez: At this time last year, the Phillies were hoping that their first significant foray into one of baseball's emerging markets (Cuba, Korea, Japan, etc.)
September 5, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - Ohio State's defensive line, now coached by former Penn State coach Larry Johnson, is stocked with future NFL talent. Michigan State's stifling unit is headlined by preseason All-America defensive end Shilique Calhoun. But after taking in the opening week of college football, the preseason talk of premier front fours might have unjustly left a Big Ten unit out of the conversation. "I would say that people overlook us," Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson said.
September 5, 2014 |
Gus Bradley stayed in Philadelphia on Jan. 15, 2013, after an interview with the Eagles, one day away from potentially succeeding Andy Reid as the team's head coach. If not for Chip Kelly's change of heart, Bradley likely would have been hired in Philadelphia and not by the Jacksonville Jaguars. In fact, Reid called Bradley to talk to him about the Eagles job. "He called me and . . . just said, 'Hey, Gus, I know you're there, I just want to tell you Philadelphia is a great place, a great organization, an unbelievable opportunity,' " Bradley said Wednesday.
July 17, 2014 |
IT IS mid-July of another summer in which the Phillies are playing themselves into early irrelevancy, and that once meant only one thing: "E-A-G-L-E-S. " As in those familiar chants heard at Citizens Bank Park as opponents put up another crooked number. As in, the heightened anticipation of the start of training camp. Polls, debates, discussions about personnel and promise, all filling in the cracks left by a Phillies team that might be so bad, it might not be wanted anywhere else.
June 22, 2014 |
As Thursday's NBA draft approaches, the 76ers appear to be paying close attention to Marcus Smart. And that's just fine with the point guard out of Oklahoma State. "I think I will fit in well," Smart said at last month's NBA Combine in Chicago. "You know the Sixers are slacking in some areas and the point guard role is one of them. "They are looking for that type of leadership and toughness that will come in and handle it and take control of it. " The Sixers already have a solid point guard in rookie of the year Michael Carter-Williams.
June 17, 2014 |
Carl Ortell gets the problem. He runs a big company: $1.6 billion in revenues, 2,800 employees, global, growing, never had a layoff. But his company, Automotive Resources International in Mount Laurel, isn't well-known and its business, fleet management, isn't well-understood. "The only threat to the vision we have to grow the business, to expand our business globally, is whether we could attract the talent that we needed as a family-owned business in an industry that's under the radar," said Ortell, 51, the company's president.
May 22, 2014 |
Missing: One flashing speed-radar sign from a Chester County road. Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police say one of their Safepace 100 Speed Radar signs has been stolen. The sign, which has a digital display showing the speeds of passing cars, was last seen on a sign post at the intersection of Barker Drive and High Meadow Lane between April 22 and April 30. The signs are not cheap, costing over $2,100, said Lt. William Cahill. Police don't have any suspects but they have checked Craigslist, local pawn shops, worked with other police departments, and even contacted the manufacturer to see if anyone tried to get the sign repaired.