August 26, 2013 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two Eagles cornerbacks left Saturday's 31-24 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars with injuries, further depleting a depth chart that was already thin in the defensive backfield. Cornerback Brandon Hughes fractured his left hand playing on special teams in the first quarter. Eddie Whitley left the game in the third quarter with a right knee injury. He did not return. Both were competing to make the roster, which is wide open beyond the top three cornerbacks.
July 4, 2012 |
Danielle Scott-Arruda was included on the 12-player roster for the U.S. women's volleyball team that will play in London. The 39-year-old Scott-Arruda is the first U.S. volleyball player, male or female, to make five Olympic teams. The U.S. women's team is ranked No. 1 in the world going into the London Games. Tarmoh makes team Jeneba Tarmoh made the U.S. track and field team for the London Olympics, joining Allyson Felix, Tyson Gay, and Justin Gatlin on the 127-athlete roster.
July 28, 2013 |
William Powell's stint with the Eagles never truly started, as the running back the Eagles claimed off waivers on Wednesday failed his physical and was waived on Friday. Meanwhile, punter Brad Wing and running back Matthew Tucker were activated from the non-football injury list after passing their conditioning tests. Powell, who was the third-leading rusher with the Cardinals last season, was unlikely to make the roster. But he was at least expected to compete, although that never even happened.
July 25, 2012 |
In 2004, Heather O'Reilly was just a 19-year-old lucky enough to be playing soccer alongside her idols. Then she scored the overtime goal that sent the United States women's national team into the gold-medal game of the Olympics. The squad went on to win the gold over Brazil. "I was definitely awestruck," O'Reilly said. "First of all by making the team and playing alongside my idols like Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, all players that I looked up to for years. In 2004, I was just along for the ride.
December 12, 2014 |
SAN DIEGO - With little outfield depth in the major leagues and upper levels of the minor leagues, the Phillies added a utility player with plus-offensive skills with their first of two selections in yesterday's Rule 5 Draft. The Phillies selected Odubel Herrera with the ninth pick in the draft, the annual event that wraps up baseball's winter meetings. Later in the draft, they took 27-year-old lefthanded reliever Andrew Oliver. "They were the two guys we wanted to get," said Mike Ondo, the Phillies' director of pro scouting.
August 24, 2014 |
The addition of Kenjon Barner only complicates the Eagles' running back situation, which will require difficult choices when the roster is cut to 53 on Aug. 30. Barner, a former Oregon standout acquired from the Panthers on Wednesday, is one of six running backs on the roster. LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles are the only locks. Chris Polk was well positioned at the start of camp, but a torn hamstring has kept him out of the preseason and most of camp. Polk expects to return to practice this weekend, and he'll find a crowded backfield.
March 13, 2015
LAKELAND, Fla. - He was wearing a blue T-shirt and red headphones and Fraggle-ish dreadlocks that a few minutes earlier had earned him the nickname "mop-head" from one of his teammates. But it was the white smile on Odubel Herrera's face that commanded the attention of the eye as he stood in a hallway of cinder block and poured cement at Joker Marchant Stadium yesterday afternoon. He had spent the previous few minutes dissecting his day with his usual playful demeanor: slicing a double off Justin Verlander, legging out an infield single, scoring from second on an error, whiffing on his first-ever attempted catch as a leftfielder (the last of which drew a rueful chuckle)
January 26, 2014
The Phillies and Ben Revere agreed on a one-year, $1.95 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration. He was the team's final unsigned arbitration-eligible player. Revere, 25, will play center field for the Phillies in 2014 after an injury-shortened 2013 season. He hit .305 with a .691 OPS, which was impressive, given a horrific April that relegated him to the bench for almost a week. The Phillies want to see improvement in Revere's defense, which was heralded upon his arrival, but shaky in reality.
October 16, 2013 |
Hollis Thompson is chasing an uncertain NBA dream. The forward, who spent last season in the NBA Development League, wants to at least leave a positive impression with the 76ers during his bid to make their 15-man roster. But the 6-foot-8, 206-pounder out of Georgetown is a long shot to make even this youthful and inexperienced team. It's hard to deny, however, that he is playing well. Thompson scored 13 points in 28 minutes over his last two games before Monday's preseason contest against the Brooklyn Nets at the Wells Fargo Center.
March 3, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A little more than 5 years ago, Andy Oliver was climbing onto the mound at Turner Field to make his major league debut against a Braves lineup that featured Chipper Jones, Jason Heyward and Brian McCann. He was 22 years old, barely a year removed from college, one of the top prospects in the Tigers' organization. Yesterday, Oliver was climbing onto the mound at Bright House Field to make his Phillies debut against a Division II lineup that featured a bunch of guys who won't get drafted next year.