April 17, 2012 |
ORLANDO - With about 71/2 minutes to play in the third quarter, Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson casually drove the lane and lofted a nifty lob pass to center Daniel Orton, who deposited an easy layup with nary a 76ers defender in sight. After the ball went through the basket, Sixers coach Doug Collins looked at assistant head coach Michael Curry and asked, "What do we do, Coach?" It was that perplexing of a night. Before the game, Collins had talked about his team's need to negate the three-point shooting of the Magic, particularly Ryan Anderson.
January 25, 2012 |
THE NBA-worst Washington Wizards fired coach Flip Saunders yesterday after a 2-15 start and replaced him with assistant Randy Wittman. "I'm not the miracle-maker here," said Wittman, who was given the top job through the end of the season. "We've got to change our outlook on how we play. " The Wizards fell to 0-7 on the road with a 20-point loss to the the Sixers on Monday. Washington's next game is at home tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats. Saunders was in his third season with the Wizards, going 51-130.
April 17, 2012 |
ORLANDO - One of the main reasons for the 76ers' early success was the matchup problem they posed to opponents. But times have been rough of late, and winning games hasn't been the easy task it used to be. So to have a better shot at winning, coach Doug Collins is now matching his team against the opponent. At least he did for Monday's game against the Orlando Magic. Shorthanded because of injuries to starting center Dwight Howard (back) and his backup, Glen Davis (sprained knee)
October 17, 1989 |
Carol Carter of Glen Mills is one of the proudest mothers in Delaware County these days. In the last two months, she has seen her two sons win prestigious bowling titles. Gene Jr., 22, captured the Eastern PBA Regionals at the Maple Lanes in Pennsauken, and David, 18, took the Eastern Regional Collegiate singles in Oakland, N.J. "It's really gratifying to see the two achieve goals in the sport they love," she said. "Their father started them off when Gene Jr. was 6 and David was 4. " Gene Jr. is on the Professional Bowlers Association tour, and David is a sophomore at William Paterson College of Wayne, N.J. Paterson's men's team was ranked first in the country last season.
November 5, 2009 |
Artest the Laker New acquisition Ron Artest seemed to struggle with the Lakers' triangle offense through the first four games, but he had a breakthrough of sorts Tuesday in a 101-98 overtime win in Oklahoma City. Artest had 20 points on 6-for-8 shooting and added six assists. He entered the night averaging 8.3 points per game. "He's finding his way," coach Phil Jackson said. "The rhythm of the offense and finding his shots are still a mystery to him. "A guy like Dennis Rodman used to [fit into the offense]
February 12, 2006 |
Posing as an al-Qaeda operative with cash and a desire to destroy America, a former cheerleader who grew up on a Montana wheat farm helped orchestrate a sting that nabbed an alleged terrorist. Shannen Rossmiller, a 36-year-old municipal judge from Conrad, Mont., manipulated Michael Curtis Reynolds of Wilkes-Barre into thinking she was a radical Islamist eager to underwrite his plan to blow up American oil and gas pipelines. Reeling in Reynolds during six weeks of e-mail exchanges, Rossmiller's male cyber persona finally persuaded Reynolds to travel to a lonely stretch of Idaho highway to pick up a bag containing $40,000.
July 10, 2012
Goal-line technology may be used in major soccer competitions as soon as December after the sport's rule-making body sanctioned its introduction on Sunday following high- profile errors at the 2010 World Cup and the recent European Championship. The International Football Association Board unanimously approved allowing the Hawk-Eye and GoalRef systems, which use technology to tell whether the ball has crossed the goal line. The systems will aid officials, who will still base their rulings on what they see on the field.
November 30, 2013 |
Here come Jrue Holiday and the New Orleans Pelicans. That might not be a good thing for the 76ers based on the teams' Nov. 16 meeting at the New Orleans Arena. Back then, the Pelicans rolled to a 135-98 victory to hand the Sixers their worst loss of the season. "They did just whatever they wanted to do," power forward Thaddeus Young said after the game. This time, Holiday could have an emotional return in the matchup at 8 p.m. Friday at the Wells Fargo Center. The game will mark his first return to Philadelphia since the Sixers (6-10)
March 9, 2012 |
THE MAGIC had to beat the best to overcome the sting of losing to the worst. Dwight Howard had 29 points and 18 rebounds to lead Orlando to a 99-94 win over the visiting Bulls last night, snapping Chicago's eight-game winning streak. The Magic bounced back from a 100-84 loss at Charlotte, beating the Bulls two nights after losing to the Bobcats, who sport a league-worst 5-32 record. Despite the loss, Chicago's 33-9 mark is tops in the Eastern Conference. "We stepped up tonight and everybody played great," Howard said.
January 16, 2013 |
Everything was in place for the 76ers to put two wins together for the first time in almost six weeks. They had an opponent that was dead last in its division, ranked 28th in the league in scoring, and the recipient of a beating by the Sixers earlier in the season. But that Nov. 7 loss seemed years away for the New Orleans Hornets Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Another lifeless and often-booed performance by the Sixers resulted in their sixth loss in seven games. The Hornets defeated them handily, 111-99.