August 22, 2016 |
Coming off their best performance of the season, the Union weren't able to sustain the effort against one of Major League Soccer's hottest teams. A week after a 4-0 win at New England, the Union had several defensive miscues during a 3-1 loss Saturday night to sizzling Toronto FC before 18,271 at Talen Energy Stadium. The Union (9-9-7, 34 points), fell to 7-3-3 at home. Toronto is 5-0-1 in its last six MLS games and improved to 11-7-7 for 40 points, one behind Eastern Conference leader New York City FC. "I think we gave up some pretty soft goals as a team, but it is just one game," said midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, playing his first home game for the Union after debuting in New England.
August 7, 2016
Scientists led by Mingyang Song at Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed data from two major studies involving more than 150,000 participants to determine whether people who consumed protein from red and processed meats had a significantly higher mortality rate than those who got their protein from plants. The analysis of the 32-year Nurses' Health Study, followed by the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study at Harvard University, looked at diets of the participants every four years.
July 22, 2016
CLEVELAND - They offer anecdotal evidence. They talk trends, voter anger, abhorrence of Hillary. They speak of the promise (really the hope) of winning Pennsylvania for the first time since 1988. And state Republicans leaving Cleveland after a convention of fear and loathing swear they have a case. So when VP candidate Mike Pence addressed them Thursday morning, they roared as he shouted, "Make Pennsylvania red again!" They think they can. They see signs small and large. Erie delegate, former congressman, Phil English tells me about the Zukor Club, membership $10, a west-side Erie blue-collar bar with cheap booze in a Democratic town.
July 21, 2016 |
The longtime home of the Red Eagle Tavern near Cherry Hill Mall has sold on speculation of future development at the site, real estate services firm Markeim Chalmers Inc., which brokered the transaction, said in a statement Tuesday. Markeim Chalmers said the buyer, identified as a local developer, paid $2.2 million for the shuttered 10,465-square-foot bar and banquet hall on 2.5 acres at Route 38 and Chapel Avenue, inclusive of its liquor license. Kay's Red Eagle Tavern closed at the site in April after 65 years.
July 19, 2016 |
All it took was two consecutive plays Sunday night to erase 66 minutes of futility for the Union. First it was Keegan Rosenberry sending in a cross to Chris Pontius who was taken down in the box and C.J. Sapong scored on the ensuing penalty kick. Then it was Fabian Herbers sending in a similar cross a minute later. Charging toward the back post was Pontius, and this time he wasn't dragged down. He tapped the ball into the goal with no one in front of him. Two goals. Two minutes.
July 15, 2016
B UZZ: Hey Marnie, I was out of beer last night after a sweaty day of yardwork, so I tried adding ice to my favorite cabernet. It tasted awful! Marnie: Some red wines can handle being chilled, Buzz, but that isn't one of them. The same traits that people love about cabernet sauvignon make it very temperature-sensitive. Buzz: Temperature-sensitive? Don't sauvignon grapes like hot weather? Marnie: No, Buzz. Red wines that are dark in color and intense in flavor are usually high in tannin.
July 8, 2016
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of July 5, 2016: Craig LaBan: As you know, I was down the Shore working hard to make sure your summer eats list is in primo beach shape. (See article here. ) Reader: The Red Store in West Cape May is outstanding. What a meal. Has to be one of the best BYO's down the shore. Craig LaBan: No doubt, The Red Store is one of the best restaurants at the Shore. By the way, RS owners Lucas Manteca and Deanna Ebner also own Quahog's, my favorite from this year's roundup of good seafood places.
July 2, 2016 |
A 53-year-old man was fatally struck Thursday morning on Roosevelt Boulevard by a truck whose driver is accused of being under the influence, police said. Just before 11:20 a.m., the 1997 Ford F-150 was heading south on the Boulevard at high speed when it barreled through a red light at Southampton Road in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. The truck hit a 2005 Infiniti G35, then struck the median before hitting the pedestrian. The man, whose name was not released, was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus, where he was pronounced dead at 12:09 p.m. The driver of the truck, a 24-year-old man, was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.
July 1, 2016 |
It's the simplest of instructions, and at halftime the Union clearly got the message: Shoot the ball! After being outshot 14-1 and outscored 1-0 in the first half, the Union were an entirely different team in the final 45 minutes Wednesday night. The aggressive approach led to a 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls in a round of 16 game in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Talen Energy Stadium. The Union, who have lost in the previous two U.S. Open Cup finals, advanced to the July 20 quarterfinals against the host New England Revolution.
June 30, 2016 |
When the Union meet the New York Red Bulls in Wednesday's Round of 16 U.S. Open Cup game at Talen Energy Stadium, the teams will have a difficult time topping the drama that occurred in their U.S. Open Cup game last year. The Union won that quarterfinal, 4-3, on penalty kicks after the teams played to a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes in regulation and overtime. It was one of the wildest games, especially since the Union played two-thirds of the contest a man down after Conor Casey earned a red card in the 40th minute.