June 18, 2013 |
The Eagles are not spending $125 million to renovate Lincoln Financial Field to host a Super Bowl, but it doesn't hurt owner Jeffrey Lurie's case. Lurie first mentioned the possibility in March when he was asked about New Jersey's MetLife Stadium hosting the Super Bowl this season. Lurie noted that if the event proves to be a success, he would push for Philadelphia to host the annual event. An updated stadium will enhance the Eagles' bid. "That wasn't the intention, but certainly when I'm on the Super Bowl committee, when you're bidding on a Super Bowl, the committee looks very closely at your stadium and your city and what you can host," Lurie said.
October 19, 2012 |
THE MINNESOTA Timberwolves got a bit of good news Thursday when doctors told All-Star Kevin Love that he wouldn't need surgery on his broken right hand. The bad news is they still have to figure out a way to replace his 26 points and 13 rebounds a game for the next 6 to 8 weeks. Love said in a statement Thursday that he broke his right hand while doing knuckle pushups the day before in a prepractice workout. The injury means the Wolves will be without their two best players - point guard Ricky Rubio isn't expected back until mid-December at the earliest because of a torn ACL in his left knee - for the first month of the regular season, and possibly longer.
September 6, 2012 |
MARK REYNOLDS hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start and the surging Baltimore Orioles pounded the Toronto Blue Jays, 12-0, on Tuesday night. With New York losing, 5-2, at Tampa, the Orioles claimed a share of first place in September for the first time since 1997, the last time they won the AL East and advanced to the playoffs. Reynolds went 3-for-4 with four RBI as the Orioles pounded out a season-high 18 hits. Recalled from Triple A Norfolk to face the Blue Jays, Britton (5-1)
August 21, 2012 |
MILWAUKEE - Domonic Brown's biggest hit in the Phillies' 8-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday was a three-run double that cleared the bases in the third inning. But it was his last two at-bats that caught the attention of manager Charlie Manuel. The first was a blistering line drive that Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura caught and then threw to second for a doubleplay. The second was an RBI single up the middle in the eighth inning. "In his last couple of at-bats, the balls that he hit, he had real good balance," Manuel said.
August 17, 2012 |
MIAMI - Juan Pierre and the roof at Marlins Park moved in synchrony Wednesday morning. Even though he wasn't in Charlie Manuel's lineup, Pierre was the first and only Phillies player on the field. The heavy air still permeated this new ballpark as the retractable roof closed while he stretched. Pierre was guaranteed nothing until the late stages of spring training. Now, the way Manuel talks, the manager is smitten with the idea of Pierre's being a bench mainstay in 2013. "I can see a spot for him next year," Manuel said.
June 30, 2012 |
WIMBLEDON, England - A day after Rafael Nadal's stunning exit at Wimbledon, the only other men who have won the tournament since 2003 - six-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic - found themselves trailing unheralded opponents on Friday. Federer came close to following Nadal out the door. The third-seeded Federer dropped the first two sets against 29th-seeded Julien Benneteau of France, then was two points away from losing six times before coming all the way back to pull out a 4-6, 6-7 (3)
May 31, 2012 |
Looks like Jamie Moyer's Colorado adventure is coming to an end. The 49-year-old former Phillie was told by manager Jim Tracy on Wednesday that he was being designated for assignment by the Rockies, after a spring sojourn in which he made major-league history - becoming the oldest pitcher to make consecutive starts, the oldest starter to win a game, and the oldest player to knock in a run. It's kind of remarkable that the Pride of Souderton was...
May 2, 2012 |
The twice-a-year interleague matchups like Mets-Yankees and Cubs-White Sox could become one series a year in 2013, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported on Monday. That's a shame, because those are practically the only interleague series that make sense anymore. But the Houston Astros' move to the AL in 2013 will give each league 15 teams and make season-long interleague play necessary. And that has created a scheduling nightmare. Rubin cautioned that the schedule is still in the "discussion" stage.
June 23, 2011 |
WIMBLEDON, England - Time and again after losing a point, Venus Williams rolled her eyes, slumped her shoulders and let out a shriek of dismay that echoed through Centre Court, reverberating off its roof. Facing the most, uh, experienced woman in the Wimbledon field - 40-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan - Williams was mired in a three-set struggle that lasted nearly 3 hours yesterday, a tight, high-quality contest brimming with the sort of at-the-net, classic grass-court play seen so rarely nowadays.
January 16, 2009 |
The Cardinals, a league punchline since the days of leather helmets, are hosting their first championship game since the Truman administration. And when the Red Birds take the field on Sunday, nobody will have more butterflies than Jim McDonald. McDonald, the stadium's director of operations, grew up in Somerton and wore the powder blue of Father Judge as a high schooler. He grew up an Eagles fan, but must suppress those feelings. All McDonald can root for on Sunday is a smooth day. "There will be a lot of emotions," said McDonald, 32. "It will be exciting.