July 30, 2014 |
When a breathless Jonas Cattell dashed into Fort Mercer that October day in 1777, the enemy wasn't far behind. Hours earlier, the 18-year-old had overheard talk of an attack on the American fort and ran the 10 miles from Haddonfield to Red Bank, Gloucester County, bypassing Hessian mercenaries along the way. His timely warning gave the American defenders time to reposition their artillery and set a trap that decimated the Hessians. About 400 of them - a third of the German force - were mowed down by cannon and musket fire, then buried in a mass grave at what is now Red Bank Battlefield Park.
July 18, 2014 |
With his shaved head, lumbering gait, and 190 pounds packed on a 6-foot-1 frame, Conor Casey could easily be dismissed as a bull in a china shop. But his atypical soccer physique has always belied a deceptively deft touch. Casey's crafty footwork led to the first two Union goals Wednesday in a 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls at PPL Park. Midway through his second season with the Union, the veteran forward has rediscovered the form that once made him one of the premier scoring threats in MLS. Casey, who had 10 goals with the Union last year, has six in his last six games after not scoring in the first 14. "He just needed a run of games.
July 17, 2014 |
THE NEW YORK Red Bulls' position in the standings doesn't necessarily jump off the page, but a simple glance at the MLS statistical leaderboard serves as a reminder of the club's firepower. Bradley Wright-Phillips and Thierry Henry will arrive at PPL Park tonight as the league's leaders in goals and assists, respectively. Thwarting their efforts will be crucial for the Union (4-8-7) in what interim manager Jim Curtin yesterday deemed "a real swing game" regarding the direction of his team's season.
July 16, 2014 |
Louis "Red" Klotz, 93, a Philadelphian whose basketball life spanned much of the game's history and produced a historic legacy of losing, died Saturday at his Margate, N.J., home. Mr. Klotz won championships at South Philadelphia High, with the barnstorming Philadelphia Sphas and with the NBA's Baltimore Bullets. But it was with the Washington Generals, the Harlem Globetrotters' longtime foils, that the 5-foot-7 redhead made a lasting impact. Mr. Klotz, whose family still owns the team, founded the Generals in 1952.
July 16, 2014 |
HOW COULD the owner of a basketball team that lost 14,000 games expect to get in the Hall of Fame? Every year when the inductees were announced, Red Klotz died a little. But he was not the kind of guy to brood. He took his lumps and moved on. And moving on meant continuing to coach and play the game he loved, into his 90s. Louis Herman "Red" Klotz, whose involvement in basketball as player, coach and team owner went back 80 years, and the owner and coach of a team that was created to lose to the legendary Harlem Globetrotters in games all over the world, died Saturday.
July 3, 2014
BLEND HAMBURGER WITH ONION COMPOTE & HONEY VINAIGRETTE SAUCE 18 ounces hamburger (fat content about 20 percent) 2 tablespoons cumin 4 yellow onions 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar Water Salt to taste Honey Vinaigrette Sauce (see below) 4 ounces Ossau-Iraty or other hard goat cheese, sliced thin 4 hamburger buns, split For burger: Mix cumin into hamburger meat and let stand at least 90 minutes, or overnight if possible, in the refrigerator.
June 20, 2014
Buzz: Hey Marnie. Yesterday was the hottest day so far this year, which made me wonder: Why do people ice down their white wines, but not reds? Is it the only way to make them taste good? Marnie: No, Buzz, not at all. Other wine styles are routinely served cold too - sparkling wines and roses, dessert wines and even most fortified wines. The question should really be why we don't chill red wines - they are the exception to the rule. Think about it: Almost all drinks are served cold because it makes them seem more refreshing.
June 10, 2014 |
CINCINNATI - Billy Hamilton sprinted around the diamond until he reached Homer Bailey near third base. Fireworks erupted Sunday at Great American Ball Park while a Reds pitcher - whose two-run single ignited a nightmarish fifth inning - scored on a slap-hitting outfielder's home run. This is how the 36th loss, 4-1 to Cincinnati, looked for the Phillies. There is no end in sight; they are on pace to lose 96 games. The Phillies have the worst record in the National League at 25-36.
June 10, 2014 |
The Boston Red Sox scout told Josh Pennington to "be patient. " That's not the Lower Cape May senior pitcher's strong suit. "I was going crazy," Pennington said of his anxious moments as round after round of the major-league baseball draft unfolded on Saturday afternoon. As it turned out, Pennington said he will regard Saturday as one of the best days of his life. "It's a dream come true," Pennington said after he was selected by the Red Sox in the 29th round. "That's just what it is, a total dream come true.
June 9, 2014 |
CINCINNATI - Ryne Sandberg darted toward umpire Tom Hallion in the sixth inning. "Do not argue!" Hallion yelled. He raised his right hand to stop the Phillies manager; it was a fruitless gesture. Hallion ejected Sandberg, and the mild-mannered Hall of Famer became enraged. "He blocked the [expletive] plate!" Sandberg screamed. He raised his arms and shouted some more. Then Sandberg retreated to the visiting manager's office at Great American Ballpark and watched the Phillies lose, 6-5, with a crucial run eliminated at the plate using a convoluted rule no one understands.