October 17, 2014 |
Nerlens Noel is starting to show glimpses of why the 76ers believe he can be a cornerstone of the franchise. After struggling mightily in the preseason opener, the power forward has averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, and 2 steals in the last two games. "You just see a little bit more each time he plays," said coach Brett Brown, whose team hosts the Boston Celtics on Thursday night in an exhibition game at the Wells Fargo Center. "He's still finding his way and wants to learn.
June 29, 2014
THE PHILLIES placed Carlos Ruiz on the 7-day disabled list with concussionlike systems yesterday, about an hour before the game against the Braves. In the 11th inning of the team's 14-inning win Thursday night, a 1-1 breaking ball from Marlins righthander A.J. Ramos plunked Ruiz in the head. The Phillies' catcher remained in the game for the final few innings. Cameron Rupp caught Kyle Kendrick last night. To fill Ruiz's spot on the active roster, the Phillies selected the contract of Koyie Hill from Triple A Lehigh Valley.
January 31, 2014
ANAHEIM - Zac Rinaldo is close to returning to the Flyers' lineup. Rinaldo skated in his third full practice of the last week yesterday and joined the Flyers on their flight to California. To make room for Rinaldo on the 23-man roster, the Flyers waived forward Chris VandeVelde. VandeVelde and Michael Raffl are the only players on the Flyers' roster on two-way contracts. VandeVelde lasted long enough with the Flyers to require waivers to be sent back down to AHL Adirondack.
December 22, 2011
The Union yesterday announced the signing of Panamanian midfielder-defender Gabriel Gomez, confirming a Daily News report last week. Gomez, 27, will begin training with the team upon the receipt of his work visa and transfer papers. At 6-feet, Gomez' height is a big boost to the Union's defensive makeup, in addition to being the 10th international player currently on the roster. MLS rules allow a maximum of eight, though that number isn't firm until roster deadline day. Formerly of second division Mexican club Indios de Cuidad Juarez, Gomez, though listed as a midfielder with Juarez, has played defense on his national team and was an integral part in Panama's 2-1 upset of the United States in the group stages of July's Gold Cup. He has 74 caps (appearances)
September 9, 2013
The Eagles released cornerback Brandon Hughes on Saturday, one day after Hughes was officially declared out for Monday's game against the Washington Redskins with a fractured hand. Hughes, in his fourth season with the Eagles, is a vested veteran, so his salary of $630,000 for the season would be guaranteed if he were on the roster for Week 1. It is possible that the team will re-sign Hughes after Monday, when he can rejoin the team and the team would have financial flexibility with him if they want to make a transaction later in the season.
February 13, 2015 |
CESAR JIMENEZ will join the Phillies when the team holds its first workout of spring training a week from today. The lefthanded pitcher cleared waivers and will be in camp as a non-roster invitee. Jimenez was designated for assignment last month when the Phillies had to create a 40-man roster spot for free-agent righthander Chad Billingsley. Jimenez, 30, had a 1.69 ERA in 16 appearances with the Phillies last season. He spent most of 2014 in the bullpen for Triple A Lehigh Valley, where he went 3-2 with a 1.45 ERA in 38 games (two starts)
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.
December 13, 2013 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA - Other than signing Zach Miner to a minor league contract a year ago, the Phillies have done little business with super agent Scott Boras since they spurned one of his clients, Ryan Madson, in favor of Jonathan Papelbon two winters ago. But Boras does represent one player on the current Phillies roster, a player who could have the brightest future among those on the 40-man roster: Domonic Brown. Brown isn't in line for a contract just yet. He's not arbitration eligible for the first time until next winter and he cannot became a free agent until after the 2017 season.
August 12, 2014 |
PLAYERS WHO can be pretty sure they're going to make the Eagles' 53-man roster for the start of the regular season: LeSean McCoy. Nick Foles. Jason Peters. Trent Cole. David Molk. Yes, David Molk. The guy wearing Danny Watkins' old No. 63 jersey became the Birds' backup center when Julian Vandervelde underwent back surgery late last week. Starter Jason Kelce and Molk now are the only centers on the team, though one probably will be added, given that two is a really small number on a 90-man training-camp roster.