September 13, 2015 |
Don't call Union defender Steven Vitoria a bust just yet. Yes, the 26-year-old Toronto native missed 14 straight games through the spring and summer of his first season with the team. Yes, his early-season performances drew plenty of critics. And yes, those critics only got louder when the MLS Players Union disclosed in July that he's earning $400,000 this year - the second-highest salary on the team, more than even now-departed goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi. But in the last few weeks, Vitoria has started to show why the Union made the effort to bring him to PPL Park after nine years as a pro in Portugal.
March 28, 2015 |
Comcast Corp. and California accountant Conan O'Rourke, who has sued the cable-TV giant for defamation, did not reach a settlement on Wednesday, according to a Northern California court filing. O'Rourke, who lives in San Jose, sued Comcast in late 2014 in federal court claiming that its controller, Lawrence Salva, had gotten him fired from his job at PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. when O'Rourke complained about overcharges on his cable bill. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Singh Grewal mediated the settlement conference.
March 25, 2015 |
Judy Petrillo De Obaldia, 63, of Moorestown, microbiology laboratory supervisor at Cooper University Hospital from 1981 to 1996, died of breast cancer Thursday, March 19, at home. Born in Long Branch, N.J., Mrs. De Obaldia graduated from Moorestown High School in 1969 and earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology at the University of Rhode Island in 1975. From the time she was 12 until she left home for college, she owned a quarter horse named Hello Dolly, and at times competed in horse shows.
January 1, 2015 |
OAKLAND, Calif. - Steve Kerr is flourishing as a rookie head coach. At 25-5, the Golden State Warriors are off to the best start in franchise history. They also have the NBA's best record, a first since finishing the 1975-76 season with a 59-23 mark. Sixers coach Brett Brown has taken note of the phenomenal job his friend is doing. Brown was an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs during Kerr's stints there in the late 1990s and early 2000s. "I think he's taken this group that's had a heck of a run, the past few years anyways, and inherited something and didn't let it go," said Brown, acknowledging that Golden State averaged 49 wins the last two seasons.
December 3, 2014 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Flyers' 1-7-1 funk is their worst stretch since they started 1-7 last season, when they recovered and went a commendable 41-23-10 the rest of the way. "We had a week off last year after the bad start and then had a couple practices and got in a little better shape and started outskating teams," right winger Jake Voracek said the other day. "I think that's what we're missing now. We're slower everywhere in the battles, in...
September 14, 2014 |
Digital First Media, the second-largest U.S. newspaper chain, said Friday that it was weighing "strategic alternatives" that could include a sale or split-up of its 76 daily newspapers, 160 weeklies, and hundreds of news websites, including the major papers in San Jose, Calif.; Denver; and St. Paul, Minn.; and local dailies in Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties and Trenton. Chief executive John Paton said in a statement that Digital First had "many options available to us to maximize the value of our businesses for our stockholders.
August 26, 2014 |
FOR 58 MINUTES it looked like the Union would cruise to a victory last night in goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi's MLS debut. San Jose had other ideas, though, scoring two goals in 13 minutes to shockingly even the match at two goals apiece in the 70th minute. Then magic struck for the Union 2 minutes later. A swinging cross from midfielder Sebastien Le Toux from right of the Earthquake's box caught the head of defender Sheanon Williams and the redirect sent the ball by San Jose keeper Jon Busch.
July 22, 2014 |
In setting a team record for fewest points allowed in a game this season, the Soul kept their Arena Football League playoff hopes alive with a 42-20 win over San Jose (12-5) on Sunday night. When they met in March, the SaberCats had romped, 70-33. The Soul improved to 9-8 in their home finale in front of 10,471 at the Wells Fargo Center. They need a win Saturday over the Pittsburgh Power and a Tampa Bay loss to clinch the final playoff spot. "This is playoff football," coach Clint Dolezel said.
July 18, 2014 |
IT WAS EARLY last August, in an otherwise ordinary NFL exhibition game in Cleveland, that Kent Richardson touched football heaven. "Getting into the game, all of those preseason games, that's what every kid dreams of," said Richardson, who was thisclose to making the Browns regular-season roster. "When I finally got out there, I was like, 'Man, I'm really on the stage that I wanted to be for years.' It was wonderful. " Richardson was the best defensive back in Arena Football when he was plucked from the Soul by Cleveland in January, 2013.
February 4, 2014 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Even though the Flyers opened their ultra-challenging California trip with a 5-3 defeat in Anaheim on Thursday, coach Craig Berube saw positives. The Flyers, who play in San Jose on Monday night, outshot the powerful Ducks and had a 4-1 edge in power plays. They matched Anaheim's physical style and were hard on the puck. "We lost, but I really liked our competitiveness," Berube said. "I liked the way we played. " He was even more satisfied with the team's performance Saturday, a hard-fought 2-0 win over the offensively challenged Kings in Los Angeles.