October 10, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Matt Schaub may not get as much notoriety as Arian Foster, Andre Johnson or J.J. Watt, but the 31-year-old quarterback is just as responsible for the Houston Texans' 5-0 start as any of the team's other stars. You see, Schaub doesn't get it done with the flash of Foster, the speed of Johnson or the strength of Watt. He just gets it done. "[Matt's] knowledge of the offense is as good as Kub's [coach Gary Kubiak's] knowledge of the offense," Texans tight end Owen Daniels said following Houston's 23-17 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night.
October 9, 2012 |
To be a third-generation clothier still in business says a lot about Mark Rosenfeld's ability to adjust. With competition nipping at his bottom line, Rosenfeld decided in 1980 that the family business needed a niche. So Torre, a fixture in South Philadelphia for 75 years, started catering exclusively to the big-and-tall man. Since then, as fashion trends have changed, so have the offerings on the racks inside Torre at 1217 S. Broad St. No sense carrying an abundance of suits and dress shirts when the office world was going business casual, Rosenfeld figured.
October 2, 2012 |
MIAMI - When the Phillies signed Ryan Howard to a 5-year, $125 million contract extension in April 2010, they couldn't have envisioned in their worst nightmares that the former MVP would begin it with a season like 2012. In the first year of what was the largest contract in team history, prior to Cole Hamels' new deal, Howard had career lows in hitting (.219), on-base percentage (.295) and slugging percentage (.423). He hit 14 home runs. He played in 71 games, missing more than half of the season.
September 25, 2012 |
GREEN DAY'S Billie Joe Armstrong is having a typical 21st Century Breakdown - he's off to rehab. Sunday's announcement by the band's rep comes after the spiky-haired frontman had a meltdown onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday. As Green Day was wrapping up its performance, Armstrong profanely complained that the band's time was being cut short. "One minute left, one minute [expletive] left. You're gonna give me (expletive) one minute? . . . I'm not [expletive]
September 19, 2012 |
TWO GAMES into his third season, safety Nate Allen has the look of a second-round pick. Finally. After rookie and sophomore campaigns that saw his play fluctuate wildly, the South Florida product is healthy and seems to be putting it all together. Coming off Baltimore's 44-point showing in Week 1, Joe Flacco and his plethora of receiving options were the envy of the NFL. It was no secret that the Ravens would try to utilize Ray Rice and their imposing tight-end tandem in the passing game against the Eagles and they did, to the tune of 29 targets.
August 30, 2012 |
EVEN AFTER meeting with the Phillies brass Wednesday morning and agreeing with their conclusion that it made sense for him to be shut down for the season and to undergo elbow surgery, Vance Worley insisted the loose bodies in his arm did not affect his pitching. But knowing the reality of the situation, that he was going to need surgery and that he hasn't pitched particularly well in the last 2 months, Worley was down with the plan. "I wouldn't say it affected me," Worley said.
August 24, 2012 |
A TEAM spokesman said Freddy Galvis would not address the past, as in the events that led him to test positive in June for using a performance-enhancing drug. Galvis wasn't too comfortable talking about the future, either, or at least about where he saw himself with the 2013 Phillies. But in his current state, as a rookie infielder recovering from a serious back injury, Galvis was as positive as a young major league player could be at the end of a roller-coaster first season. "It's not disappointing for me," Galvis said of not being able to rejoin the Phils this season.
August 20, 2012 |
In the mid-2000s, George and Melissa Fisher, a handsome young couple with two school-age children, one large vivacious dog, and enough stuff to fill a house nearly twice the size of their Brookhaven split-level, decided that the split-level could hold no more. So they agreed to sell and find space that could accommodate all. Location was essential: Their children's education depended on it. Lot size also was important: George Fisher, a residential builder, wanted to make sure that whatever house came with the lot could grow as the family's needs dictated.
August 19, 2012
A New Orleans television station is reporting that former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu has entered a drug rehabilitation program in Houston since being dismissed from the Tigers. Fox 8 has reported that Mathieu's adoptive father, Tryone Mathieu , said that the 20-year-old star cornerback and punt returner known as the "Honey Badger" has been at the Right Step recovery center and is being counseled by former NBA player John Lucas . The Idaho State Board of Education approved a plan, letting the University of Idaho begin scheduling and playing college football as an independent and exploring membership in the Big Sky Conference.
August 19, 2012 |
BALTIMORE - He pitched to just two batters, walking one and striking out the other in a mop-up eighth inning role, but Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey couldn't have been more excited. It was during Tuesday's 7-1 loss at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles that the former graduate of Paul VI High in Camden County made his long-awaited 2012 major-league debut with his new team. Bailey had been expected to be the Red Sox closer after being acquired in the offseason from the Oakland A's in a five-player deal.