April 10, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Perhaps not since Cheltenham High's Reggie Jackson heard his name chanted by Yankees fans has a Gotham crowd yelled the name "Reggie" over and over again. But former 76er Reggie Evans got that treatment Tuesday night at the Barclays Center as the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets handled the Sixers, 104-83. A Sixers forward from 2007 to '09, Evans pulled down 24 rebounds and scored 17 points to help the Nets to an easy victory in a game they led for all but 18 seconds of the first quarter.
April 6, 2013
Former Yankees great Reggie Jackson is selling the jersey he wore when he hit three home runs against the Dodgers in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, earning him the nickname "Mr. October. " Jackson told Bloomberg Radio earlier this week that he would use the proceeds to make significant donations to family members, as well as his Mr. October Foundation for Kids. With New York up three games to two, Jackson homered on three consecutive pitches from three different pitchers in the 8-4 win at Yankee Stadium.
October 29, 2012
Reggie the best A nice remembrance of the greatest Eagle of all. For those too young or not around during the reign of Reggie: It's not all hype to build up the image. Everything stated here is just a small glimpse of this great player. . . . My still-favorite memory was the 11 sack destruction of Troy Aikman in Dallas by that great Eagles D. It was Al Davis who famously said, "The quarterback must go down. And he must go down hard. " That game is what he meant! DelawareRiverRat Philly.com/Sports Thanks for the article celebrating not only a great player, but a truly wonderful human being as well.
July 12, 2012 |
REGGIE JACKSON, as far back as his days at Cheltenham High School has had an ego the size of his boyhood 19027 ZIP code. Sometimes when a person of such conceit says something that others deem offensive and stupid, the blabbermouth should be just told to shut up and go home. Jackson, in a recent Sports Illustrated interview, said what some folks deemed as disparaging remarks aimed at Alex Rodriguez, Gary Carter, Kirby Puckett, Jim Rice, Phil Niekro, Bert Blyleven and Don Sutton.
July 11, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The New York Yankees have told Mr. October to stay away this summer. The Yankees want Reggie Jackson to steer clear of the clubhouse and team events following his pointed remarks about Alex Rodriguez and several former stars, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press Monday. The Hall of Famer will lay low for several weeks, the person told the AP on condition of anonymity because there was no formal announcement. Jackson was reportedly not disciplined or fined, and will remain as a special adviser to the Yankees.
July 7, 2012 |
The latest flare-up in which a Hall of Famer called out a possible future Hall of Famer over performance-enhancing drugs involves a couple of guys in pinstripes. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, former Yankees great Reggie Jackson called Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's numbers tainted and hinted that the slugger does not belong in the Hall. "I think there are real questions about his numbers," Jackson said. "As much as I like him, what he admitted about his usage does cloud some of his records.
June 26, 2012 |
BEFORE cellphones, before the Internet, it was on a Thursday evening exactly 20 years ago when the phone hanging on the kitchen wall began to ring. It was the office. Jerome Brown was dead. You do this job long enough and you become numb to stuff. The news is bad, yes, but an impending deadline becomes the most powerful anesthetic. You gather your thoughts for a few minutes, if you have a few minutes, and then you start typing. There isn't any other way. That night was one of the hardest, though.
May 16, 2012
EVEN WHILE HOBBLED by severe kidney disease, which required weekly dialysis treatments, Reggie Schell was out on Cecil B. Moore Avenue passing out leaflets or holding up signs, relentless in his pursuit of justice for black people. The former leader of the Black Panther Party in Philadelphia, Reggie was never deterred from working for the cause of equality for black people, the mission that had consumed him since the '60s - driving him to join demonstrations, work to get out the black vote and to get involved in other efforts to improve the community and the lives of his people.
April 22, 2012 |
Love them or hate them, the Eagles' draft picks on the defensive line usually have been memorable. They have been stars who set standards of Eagles excellence. They have been colorful. They have been busts of historic proportions. They have been hated and loved and have died tragically early. They are rarely boring. Start at the top, with Reggie White, who was taken in the 1984 supplemental draft and became one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history. He made seven Pro Bowls with the Eagles and six with the Green Bay Packers after leaving as perhaps the most sought-after free agent in NFL history.
February 25, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. - Reggie Miller has a chance to nail his legacy, just as he did so many three-point shots. The Indiana Pacers great was announced Friday as a first-time finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He is one of 12 finalists for the Class of 2012. Miller, a five-time all-star, was joined as a first-time finalist by five-time NCAA Final Four coach Rick Pitino, former NBA coach Bill Fitch, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Katrina McClain. On the ballot again are Maurice Cheeks, Don Nelson, Bernard King, Dick Motta, Hank Nichols, Ralph Sampson, Jamaal Wilkes, and the All-American Red Heads, known as the female version of the Harlem Globetrotters and the first women's professional basketball team.