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.
September 9, 2011
BEGINNING a few days after the 9/11 attacks, the New York Times began publishing "Portraits of Grief," short profiles of those who were missing and presumed lost. They are heartrending stories, still available online ( www.nytimes.com ), of young fathers who never came home from the office, of a woman who told her fiance a few days earlier she was the "luckiest woman alive," of a couple who had met in the office where they worked, of their families' only consolation that they may have died in each other's arms.
August 19, 2011 |
A NORRISTOWN teen accused of setting up her ex-boyfriend in a robbery last month ended up dead at his hands weeks later, authorities said yesterday. When he learned that former love Dominique Devlin, 16, was implicated in a home invasion at his residence, Brandon Pierce, 18, told friends, "That bitch has got to pay," according to an affidavit of probable cause released by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office. He then underscored his words by pulling out a small, black-and-brown semiautomatic pistol, a gun similar to the murder weapon, the affidavit says.
July 26, 2011
Having been handed "a pretty good beatdown" by Germany's Paul Biedermann and losing his world record in the 200-meter freestyle two years ago in Rome, Michael Phelps of the United States gets a long-awaited chance at payback at the world swimming championships in Shanghai on Tuesday night. Phelps and Biedermann will be joined by what the American described as "a studly field. " Yannick Agnel of France was the fastest qualifier in the semifinals, with Biedermann second, American Ryan Lochte third, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea fourth and Phelps fifth.
July 8, 2011 |
By 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Mark Geisenheyner knew there was only one way his weekend could end. The two bodies he had left moments before in a remote Douglass Township farmhouse threatened to put him behind bars for the rest of his life or worse. Three others he'd shot - a New York City plumber, his wife, and a family friend - lay bleeding, but alive, and would surely identify him as their attacker. Geisenheyner, a 51-year-old career criminal whose adult life consisted of one arrest and prison term after another, was determined things would end differently this time.