May 24, 2012 |
When he arrived here in 2010, Brandon Graham was all smiles, a cheery defensive end who promised to put quarterbacks in the dirt. Drafted 13th overall, Graham embraced the spotlight, the media and all the trappings that come with being a first-round pick. Two years later, Graham is most familiar with the flip side of being a top selection: pressure, scrutiny, high expectations and harsh criticism for falling short. Those realities all tail him as he enters a critical third season in the NFL, still trying to make his mark with the Eagles.
May 4, 2012
Five days later and it still stings. And it should. Union assistant John Hackworth, the interim boss while Peter Nowak serves the second of a two-match ban, told reporters during the Union's weekly conference Wednesday that Saturday's 2-1 loss to San Jose in the waning minutes was "unjust," a decision no one with the club has forgotten. "When you lose the way we lost on Saturday, everybody [in our locker room] believes that was an unjust result," Hackworth said of an effort that resulted in the Union's first shot of the game not coming until the 30th minute.
April 14, 2012 |
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea's much-touted satellite launch ended in a nearly $1 billion failure, bringing humiliation to the country's new young leader and condemnation from a host of nations. The U.N. Security Council deplored the launch but stopped short of imposing new penalties in response. The satellite's disintegration Friday over the Yellow Sea brought a rare public acknowledgment of failure from Pyongyang, which had hailed the launch as a show of strength amid North Korea's economic hardship.
April 11, 2012 |
CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Tuesday suspended a 100-member panel selected by lawmakers from the Islamist-dominated parliament and tasked with drafting the country's new constitution. The ruling was a blow to the Islamists, who have catapulted into the center of Egypt's political stage since the ouster 14 months ago of longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. It followed complaints by political groups, secular politicians, and constitutional experts over the parliament's decision to give lawmakers half the seats on the panel.
April 10, 2012 |
A state appeals court delivered a substantial blow Monday to a developer's plan to build a luxury condominium tower on property now occupied by the historic Washington Square home of former Philadelphia Mayor Richardson Dilworth. Commonwealth Court sided with opponents of the project by reversing part of a zoning decision that favored the developer, vacating part of the decision, and sending several matters back down for further local review. The decision follows a ruling this year by the city Board of Licenses and Inspections Review that prevented John J. Turchi Jr. from demolishing part of the Neo-Colonial house.
April 6, 2012
Episcopal Academy bolted to a 9-0 halftime lead and cruised past visiting St. Joseph's Prep, 14-4, in a nonleague battle between two of the top lacrosse teams in the state Thursday. Tyler Odell registered seven goals and Dutch Buckley added four assists for the Churchmen, ranked No. 4 in the state by phillylacrosse.com. Tenth-ranked Prep was held to one goal through three periods. In other nonleague action, Mark Gurenlian of Springfield (Delco) won 22 of 25 faceoffs and Steve Halko scored five goals in an 11-10 win at Owen J. Roberts.
March 16, 2012 |
CHIEN-MING WANG took a tumble in his pursuit of a starting job with the Nationals. Wang, the favorite to become Washington's fifth starter, left in the third inning of a 8-5 loss to the New York Yankees yesterday with a strained left hamstring. Fielding Russell Martin's grounder near first base, Wang stumbled then fell. As he was falling over first base, his leg went up in the air and was brushed by Martin as he ran through the base. "I fell on my left shoulder. I'm fine," Martin said of the play.
March 1, 2012 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - What the Phillies originally termed a "routine" trip to the doctor for Ryan Howard resulted in another surgical procedure. The first baseman has suffered a setback in his recovery from Achilles tendon surgery and will be sidelined indefinitely after a "small procedure" Monday to clean an infection from his surgical wound, Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said Wednesday. During that procedure, no structural damage to the repaired Achilles was found.
February 28, 2012 |
Temple's loss to St. Joseph's was costly, just not as costly as some might have expected. The Owls (22-6) are ranked 23d in the Associated Press poll and 25th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, released Monday. They were ranked 22d in both polls before losing to the Hawks on Saturday night at Hagan Arena. "I'm kind of surprised," Temple guard Ramone Moore said of remaining ranked. "I thought we would drop out. "But that kind of shows you what type of team St. Joe's is. " It also show the respect that Temple is starting to receive from the media and opposing coaches.