September 21, 2015 |
Jogging slowly around the field and smacking their sticks against the metal goalposts as they warm up, the Eastern field hockey team conveys an intimidating presence. The Vikings are ranked No. 1 in the nation. They have not lost in 107 games. And they have won the state title for 16 years in a row. But Oak Knoll was not going to go down easy. Oak Knoll, which came within a goal of ending Eastern's winning streak in the Tournament of Champions last season, did not allow a goal in its first three games this season.
September 11, 2015 |
YOU HAVE your opinion of the Eagles' season-opening roster and I have mine. Here's how an NFC scout broke it down for the Daily News, position-by-position, heading into Monday night's game against Atlanta: QUARTERBACK Starter: Sam Bradford; Backup: Mark Sanchez Scout: "I watched the tape of that first quarter against Green Bay. I think every one of Bradford's completions was a first read. He never had to get to a second read. When you play at the tempo they play at, there are only so many coverages a defense can play.
September 6, 2015 |
Ten South Jersey football games to circle on the calendar this season. Sept. 11 St. Joseph at St. Augustine, 6 p.m. The last Cape-Atlantic League American Division title could be decided by 9 o'clock on opening night. Shawnee at Williamstown, 7 p.m. There will be major West Jersey Football League American Division, top 10 ranking, and playoff implications in both South Jersey Group 4 and South Jersey Group 5 in this opener. Haddonfield vs. West Deptford at Gateway, 7 p.m. Another classic on opening night as the Eagles will use a neighbor's field to host the Bulldogs in a clash of fierce rivals and top contenders in both the Colonial Conference's Liberty Division and South Jersey Group 2. Sept.
September 1, 2015 |
The problem with training the heavy political artillery on a very small target is that those taking aim are just as likely to blow themselves up as they are to land a direct hit. Meet Cameron Kline, communications director for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Kline knows his way around the local media, having worked for State Sen. Larry Farnese, PECO, PGW, and the Philadelphia School District since coming to town in 2002. Kline was also on the board of the Liberty City Democratic Club, an LGBT group that has some pull in the political community.
August 16, 2015 |
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - Even as the FBI reviews the private email server Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state, the Democratic presidential candidate on Friday characterized GOP congressional inquiries into the matter as "the same old partisan games we've seen so many times before. " "I've just provided my server to the Justice Department," Clinton told a crowd of 2,100 Democrats here during an annual fund-raiser known as "Wing Ding. " But, she said defiantly, "I won't get down in the mud with" Republicans or "play politics with national security," referring to GOP investigations into the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
August 14, 2015 |
COUNT WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder among those who hope Southwest Philadelphia's Steve "USS" Cunningham wins his scheduled 12-round heavyweight bout with Antonio Tarver tomorrow night at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Whoever emerges as the victor presumably moves a bit closer to the front of a crowded line for a possible title shot at Wilder. The showdown between the 39-year-old Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs ), a two-time former cruiserweight champ, and 46-year-old Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs)
August 7, 2015 |
THIS JUST IN: I'm leaning toward launching a line of stylish T-shirts reading, "I hate fuel-mileage races. Are you with me?" Sure, there was substantial drama in the final laps of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Pocono after the three fastest cars of Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. ran out of fuel. Matt Kenseth inherited his first Pocono win in 32 starts. I know crazy things happen in races, but generally drivers with the fastest cars are supposed to win. Logano led the most laps, 97, but he experienced that empty feeling with just under three laps remaining in the 160-lap event.
July 30, 2015 |
The three black town cars stopped next to Pat's King of Steaks, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker first strolled up Passyunk Avenue to Geno's Steaks, where Geno Vento waited with an open hand. The men posed for a photo Tuesday afternoon with a gaggle of media and confused tourists as audience. Vento then escorted Walker, one of 16 Republican candidates for president, to the front of the line. "Who is that?" a customer asked. Another told Walker to wait in line. One took Walker's photo and asked an onlooker, "How do you spell his name?
April 13, 2015 |
If not for the horrible coincidence, there wouldn't be much in common between the girls' lacrosse programs from Cherokee and Shawnee. Other than proximity and history and rivalry and familiarity and everything else that binds together athletes and coaches from sister schools in the same sport in the same district, that is. But all that stuff was cast in a different light when these teenagers and their coaches paused to consider the deepest connection...
April 10, 2015 |
They aren't all the same: "Rate-shopping" cities may prefer Standard & Poor's rosier credit ratings - but bond buyers trust rivals Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings more to warn investors when towns are less likely to pay what they owe, says municipal bond analyst Tom Kozlik. A majority of municipal-bond analysts, 57 percent, said they had a "very favorable" or "somewhat favorable" opinion of both Moody's and Fitch, compared with just 43 percent for S&P, according to a survey of 162 analysts at bond investment funds, brokerages, bond insurers, and other firms conducted by Kozlik, of Janney Montgomery Scott L.L.C.