July 20, 2016 |
THE SCENE at the Las Vegas summer league is a casual one. Veteran players can be seen mingling with fans, as can coaches and general managers. Those participating are bused into the arena, then walk through a tunnel to a locker room. They will then come out to an area behind the basket where media is watching games and take in the action themselves before taking the court. Before a game last week, 76ers rookie Ben Simmons was standing, casually and half-heartedly watching the game before his. Soon a camera was staring at him and his image was posted up on the jumbotron at the Thomas & Mack Center.
December 5, 2015 |
A subsidiary of Salt Lake City-based Bridge Investment Group Partners L.L.C. has purchased six senior-housing properties, including Arbor Terrace in Chestnut Hill, according to Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, which marketed the portfolio. ROC Seniors Housing Fund Manager L.L.C. bought the properties from a joint venture between the Carlyle Group and Capitol Seniors Housing Nov. 16, HFF spokeswoman Olivia Hennessey said Thursday. The other properties are in Corona del Mar, Riverside and Whittier, Calif.; West Bloomfield, Mich.; and Washington, D.C., HFF said.
October 11, 2015 |
The contrast in the numbers compiled by Everett Golson between his 25 games as the quarterback at Notre Dame and the four games he has played thus far for Florida State make you wonder whether it's the same guy. The good news for the Seminoles is that Golson, who left Notre Dame after graduating to use his final year of eligibility in Tallahassee, has not turned the ball over at all this season after committing 22 turnovers (14 interceptions, eight...
July 30, 2015 |
C ONAN O'BRIEN was sued last week for allegedly stealing jokes from Twitter. Robert Kaseberg claims that Conan, TBS, Time Warner and others swiped four jokes. As Entertainment Weekly reported, Kaseberg said that the jokes were posted to his blog and Twitter account, and that versions of the jokes were later told by Conan on his show. Conan sidekick, Andy Richter , tweeted dismissiveness toward the suit, saying that the topics in question were in the news and fodder for comedy writers.
July 14, 2015 |
LAS VEGAS - It was an obvious question, one that most 76ers fans would like to hear answered: How does Joel Embiid's being sidelined change Jahlil Okafor's role heading into the season? "It doesn't," Okafor said. "My role is to dominate. I'm one of the centerpieces of this team. So my role is the same. " Okafor was held out of the team's NBA Summer League game against the Boston Celtics Sunday at the Thomas & Mack Center so he could rest. He had better cherish his time off. The role for the third overall pick in the NBA draft will be greater than most fans envisioned days ago. Embiid, selected third in last summer's draft, will have a second surgery on his right foot and is expected to miss all of next season, the team announced Saturday night after The Inquirer reported the news earlier in the day. One source said the franchise is concerned that this setback is career-threatening.
April 3, 2015 |
When she heard that Teresa Rose Greaves' remains had been recovered from a makeshift grave on a Utah hillside, Debbie Veevers cried for a classmate she remembered but barely knew. "I just felt so much compassion for this poor soul who had no one," says Veevers, an Oaklyn resident who graduated from Collingswood High School with Greaves in 1977 - and has raised $1,400 at Gofundme.com to have her brought back for interment in South Jersey. Greaves went missing in Utah in 1983; the Davis County Sheriff's Office is now investigating her death as a homicide.
March 9, 2015 |
Hello there Katie, who is from Mount Laurel, studies exercise, sports science, and nutrition at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She's also a center midfielder for the U of U's soccer team. Katie's roommate and teammate, BayLee, dates Chris, a baseball player at rival Brigham Young University, about an hour south in Provo. In early fall 2013, Chris brought his roommate and teammate Hayden along on a visit. "Are you dating anyone?" BayLee asked Hayden, a lefthanded pitcher who grew up in Mesa, Ariz., and studies psychology with plans to become a sports psychologist.
January 26, 2015 |
USUALLY WHEN I ASK for ice with my cocktail, it isn't delivered to my right knee. But that was exactly what happened when I ordered a Corpse Reviver No. 2 at The Farm, an innovative restaurant at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. Lily, our auburn-tressed server, spied my propped-up gam and nodded her head knowingly. In a flash, I had a cold pack on my knee, part of the RICE response to a fall - Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Sigh. It had been going so well . . . After a three-year absence from the slopes, I vowed to ski it or lose it this year.
December 29, 2014 |
SALT LAKE CITY - What changed? What happened? At the start of the season, 76ers coach Brett Brown spoke of looking forward to Joel Embiid's traveling with the team, being in the team meetings and video sessions. Brown wanted his rehabilitating rookie center to always interact with his teammates and coaches. It's an approach the Sixers benefited from last season with Nerlens Noel. They were determined to do the same with Embiid, who had a foot injury. However, Brown announced before Saturday night's game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena that Embiid and shooting guard Hollis Thompson had been sent home.
June 15, 2014 |
Colored corn starch? Obstacles? Foam? Mud pits? Zombies? Events with these elements aren't races, but nontraditional running events, and they're exploding in popularity with mixed results. While they get people off the couch who may have been too intimidated to try a traditional road race, quick expansion has lead to growing pains. Such events are now banned from parks owned by the City of Philadelphia. "They became more trouble then they were worth," said Barry Bessler, chief of staff of the city's Parks and Recreation Department.