December 5, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Fueled by an exuberant crowd, Miguel Cotto targeted the eye. And after Cotto unloaded so many punishing uppercuts and head shots to Antonio Margarito, the Mexican star's right eye was sealed shut. A crowd of 21,239 at Madison Square Garden gasped - then roared for Cotto to continue - as the grisly scene flashed on the big screen. Cotto finished the job in front of his fellow flag-waving Puerto Ricans and retained his title, battering Margarito over nine lopsided rounds before winning a TKO decision before they came out for the 10th late Saturday night.
December 1, 2011 |
Here are some things to look for when the Eagles visit the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday: DeSean Drama, Part IV Two weeks ago, he was benched for missing a team meeting. Then he put on an explosive show against the Giants (but not without drawing an absurd 50-yard penalty). Then he shrank against the Patriots. What does Jackson have in store this week? Whatever it is, it's a safe bet we'll all be talking about it Friday. Watch out! For a backup quarterback, the Eagles could do a lot worse than Vince Young (ask Bears fans about that)
November 18, 2011 |
Chester police are looking for a man who allegedly shot an innocent victim in a revenge killing. Tyreek Wilson, 25, of Chester, is wanted in the murder of Dwayne Smith, and should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police. On Wednesday at 8:20 a.m., police responded to the 1000 block of Hyatt Street for shots fired. They found Dwayne Smith, 34, lying on the street near his home with fatal gunshot wounds to the head. Police said Smith who was in the process of moving to another location still had items in the Hyatt Street address.
November 1, 2011 |
Dumb and Dumber's adventures in corporate America: Adam Szymkowicz's new comedy, The Fat Cat Killers , couldn't be better timed, what with protests against the money establishment making headlines from sea to shining sea. Flashpoint Theatre Company's production offers three excellent performances and satiric, if naive, insights into the heartlessness of big business. Scene One opens with Steve (Robert DaPonte) making a pitch to his boss: "I think with more responsibility and more money I can be the best Steve I can be. " Once he's fired, as is his pal Michael (Sean Lally)
October 14, 2011 |
It's a good bet that longtime George Washington coach Ron Cohen has reminded his football squad a few times about last season's two losses to Northeast. Last year, after being dealt a 40-0 drubbing by Washington in the 2009 Public League final, Northeast downed the Eagles, 13-6, in the regular season and, boosted by a successful fake field goal, prevailed by the same score in the league's Class AAAA final. The highly anticipated rematch is set for 3 p.m. Friday at Washington's Mickey Young Memorial Stadium.
October 13, 2011 |
At 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association, the Villanova football team is finding out what it's like to be at the bottom instead of among the contenders for the league championship. The Wildcats, who won the Football Championship Subdivision title in 2009 before reaching the national semifinals last season, are headed to Harrisburg, Va., on Saturday for a game against a James Madison squad that's lying in wait. Though the Dukes have won five of the last eight meetings between the teams, 'Nova has won the last two. When the Wildcats took the national championship in 2009, they registered a 27-0 victory at JMU during the regular season.
October 6, 2011 |
BOSTON - In each of the last three seasons, the Flyers have lost in the playoffs to the team that eventually won the Stanley Cup. When they open the season Thursday night at TD Garden, they will face the latest of their playoff conquerors, the Boston Bruins, who will raise the Stanley Cup banner to the rafters in a pregame ceremony. "It's always kind of a shot in the groin when you're in the building for something like that," defenseman Matt Carle said. "We want to ruin their night, obviously," winger James van Riemsdyk said.
September 23, 2011 |
Week 4, as usual, is highlighted by the start of conference play in the Ches-Mont and Suburban One Leagues. When it comes to the weekend action, make sure to check about possible game cancellations. Showers are in the forecast Friday and Saturday. Friday night's marquee Suburban One National Conference contest pits No. 4 Neshaminy against No. 6 Abington. The host Ghosts (3-0) are seeking big-time revenge, as they lost twice to Neshaminy last year. Neshaminy prevailed by 28-10 in the regular season and by 35-10 in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinals.
September 21, 2011
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Giants safety Antrel Rolle thinks New York should be 2-0. LeSean McCoy said the same thing about the Eagles after Sunday's loss. See, there's common ground after all. Truth is, Twitter is a helpful platform for athletes in need of a trash-talk fix, as the Eagles running back illustrated so vividly this summer when he initiated some toxic tweets with his rivals up north. For no apparent reason other than boredom, McCoy tweeted that Osi Umenyiora was "overrated and soft" and called him only the third-best defensive end on the Giants' roster.