March 20, 2016 |
IN THE WEEKS leading up to the 2014 NBA draft, analytics devotees - especially those who follow the Sixers - climbed aboard the Nik Stauskas train. He appeared to fit nicely into the template for the new-age NBA team that cherishes three-point shooting more than ever. His rise from Canadian skate rat to NBA prospect was fascinating. Stauskas loved to skateboard and snowboard as a kid but concentrated on basketball as he grew older, becoming a scoring prodigy. His high school in suburban Toronto nearly lost its basketball program for lack of a coach, so his father coached.
December 4, 2015 |
NEW YORK - It's a situation many professional athletes, actors or anyone in the national spotlight find themselves in at some point. There's recognition away from the workplace, most times followed by adulation but sometimes heckling. How do you handle it? It's easy to be sitting there reading this, or writing it, for that matter, and know the right decision is to remove yourself from the situation. But this isn't an ideal world, and snap decisions aren't always the right ones.
March 7, 2015 |
Unveiled in 2009, Drexel's Sacramento, Calif., campus was supposed to be the first of five new locations in growing U.S. cities that would help the university expand its reach. And it was supposed to be the first step in a larger plan to open a 5,000-student undergraduate campus on a large swath of land in nearby Placer County. That's what the late Drexel president Constantine "Taki" Papadakis envisioned. But no other centers have opened, and on Thursday, Drexel said it was pulling out of California after a "comprehensive evaluation" by its board of trustees.
May 21, 2014 |
Because of weaker-than-expected sales in the first nine months of its fiscal year, Campbell Soup Co. reduced its outlook for full-year revenue growth Monday. The Camden company, whose brands include Chunky soups and Pepperidge Farm breads, said it now expects revenue from continuing operations to increase 3 percent, down from the previous range of 4 percent to 5 percent. Campbell's revenues for the three months ended April 27 were $1.97 billion, up slightly from $1.96 billion in the comparable period a year ago. Net income was $184 million, up 1.7 percent from $181 million the year before.
June 4, 2013
Jason Kidd retired Monday from the NBA after 19 seasons, ending one of the greatest careers for a point guard in league history. Kidd won an NBA title and two Olympic gold medals, is second on the career list in assists and steals, and was a 10-time all-star. But he struggled in the playoffs for the New York Knicks and decided to walk away with two years and more than $6 million remaining on the deal he signed last summer. Kidd, 40, led the Nets to two NBA Finals in 2002-03 and helped the Dallas Mavericks win the 2011 title.
March 26, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY - The inability to be consistent, something that has haunted the 76ers all season long, reared its ugly head again Monday night. One night after the lowest-scoring team in the NBA played with bounce in its stride, the sluggishness that has been a hallmark all season returned in an ugly 107-91 loss to the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. The Sixers (27-43) shot the ball poorly and never led. They trailed by 19 at the end of the third quarter. Utah, which began the night 11/2 games out of the final Western Conference playoff spot, led by as many as 22 points in the fourth quarter.
March 25, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - When a road losing streak as long as the one endured by the 76ers is about to come to an end, usually strange happenings surround it. The game against Sacramento began with former King Spencer Hawes getting lustily booed, and ended with the light-scoring Sixers posting 117 points in a 117-103 victory, thus ending their 15-game road skid and improving to 27-42. The demonstrative crowd took out their anger on Hawes for his comments about the organization's impending move to Seattle.
March 5, 2013
LeBron James stretched his arm above the rim, soaring high on a shaky knee and turning his steal into a finishing dunk as Carmelo Anthony hung his head near midcourt. The Heat took the Knicks' best shot, but it wasn't good enough to beat the defending champs. Nothing is right now. James had 29 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists, and Miami tied a franchise record with its 14th straight victory, rallying for a 99-93 win at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. It avenged a pair of 20-point losses to the Atlantic Division leaders early this season.
February 1, 2013 |
BOSTON - Six weeks ago, Tyreke Evans was the go-to guy on a young Sacramento Kings team. Six weeks ago, as his coach put it, he was "a 20-point" per-game player. Six weeks ago, the swingman was finally getting into a rhythm at his new position. Six weeks ago, Evans suffered a left knee injury. Just as his game finally began to click in a way it hadn't since 2009, just when he began to understand his role, his left knee flared up. Evans returned to the Kings lineup at the beginning of this month but the injury has lingered, and without his usual burst Evans' game hasn't been as efficient.
January 22, 2013
Nearly five years after the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City, the NBA is one step closer to returning to Seattle, while the Kings are on the verge of leaving Sacramento. All that appears to stand in the way now is approval by NBA owners. The Maloof family has agreed to sell the Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen, the league confirmed in a statement Monday morning. The deal is still pending a vote by the NBA board of governors. The Kings franchise began with the Rochester Royals in 1945, and made stops in Cincinnati, Kansas City and Omaha before arriving Sacramento.