May 11, 1994 |
The Florida Marlins will be the team in tattered teal in coming weeks. No Gary Sheffield. No Ryan Bowen. No Bryan Harvey. Sheffield, an All-Star outfielder, and Bowen, a starting pitcher, were placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday, victims of injuries in Monday's loss to Pittsburgh. Sheffield (shoulder) and Bowen (side muscle) joined Harvey, an All-Star reliever, who was scheduled to come off the DL today but figures to be out of action for at least another 10 days after experiencing problems in a rehab start Monday night.
August 3, 1991 |
Maybe it was the AstroTurf. Maybe it was the American crowd, which actually did the wave for five entire spine-tingling minutes. Maybe Sheffield Wednesday is more concerned with the English League season that starts in two weeks. Or maybe the United States national soccer team is slowly gaining confidence under new coach Bora Milutinovic. Whatever the reason, the U.S. team dominated the second half to defeat Sheffield Wednesday, 2-0, in an exhibition last night before 44,261 mostly youthful fans at Veterans Stadium.
August 3, 1991 |
Sheffield Wednesday never got the chance to benefit from Bruce Murray's soccer abilities. However, last season's English League Cup champions have now been stung by them. Murray, a midfielder from Germantown, Md., last night scored the only necessary goal as the U.S. national team surprised Sheffield, 2-0, before 44,261 enthusiastic fans at Veterans Stadium. The crowd, the seventh-largest to ever see the national team play in the United States, should do wonders for Philadelphia's chances of helping to host the 1994 World Cup. Twelve cities will receive games.
November 6, 2006 |
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit his third home run in as many games for the Major League Baseball all-stars, who beat a team of Japanese all-stars, 11-4, yesterday in Tokyo. Howard, who led the majors with 58 homers last season, hit a three-run homer off reliever Yuya Kubo in the bottom of the seventh inning at the Toyko Dome, giving the major-leaguers a six-run lead. The Phillies slugger is 7 for 10 with six RBIs in the series. He hit two homers in the major-leaguers' 8-6 win Saturday.
November 23, 2012 |
Last season, Paul VI's football team finished 2-8 with a loss to rival Camden Catholic on Thanksgiving. A year later, the mood is drastically different, and so is the Eagles' record. With sophomore Sterling Sheffield playing a variety of positions, and all of them well, Paul VI upset visiting Camden Catholic, 27-14, before a huge crowd Wednesday night. Camden Catholic still leads the series, 27-17-1. Tthe Eagles ended their season 6-4. Camden Catholic, ranked No. 7 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, is 7-3 and still involved in the state Non-Public Group 3 playoffs.
August 2, 1991 |
John Harkes was raised in a house where the words Wembley Stadium - the site of nearly every important English football match since 1923 - were magical. To the Harkes family, it was more revered than Fenway Park or Cooperstown. So it was natural that Harkes felt edgy on that April day as his team bus steamed through the streets of London on its way to the English League Cup final game. He was going to Wembley Stadium as the right midfielder for the Sheffield Wednesday professional soccer club.
April 4, 2003 |
Over the last several years, new work by local writer Will Stutts had been regularly presented in the Walnut Street Theatre's Studio Series. While his pieces have not been of the first rank, the one-man shows, which Stutts also performs, and the small-scale plays, which he frequently directs, are competently effective entertainments. In light of this track record, Walnut Studio audiences may be willing to forgive Stutts his latest offering, the quite inadequate Summons to Sheffield, and forgive the Walnut for allowing a play that is obviously unready for production to be staged.
December 8, 1996 |
Oakhurst at Blue Bell, Montgomery County "Basically, you can do whatever you want at Oakhurst," Michael Bolno, a lawyer and new homeowner, said of the flexibility available at this Michael Anthony Homes development. Bolno and his wife, Debbie Kulp, a psychologist, will be moving into their new home in the spring. "We're expanding the kitchen, the living room and foyer . . . extending the hardwood flooring into the dining room, kitchen, family room and study . . . putting glass-paned French doors in several areas . . . adding extra trim and woodwork," Kulp said.
November 24, 2012 |
His junior football season had ended in both loss and frustration, and Paul VI's Dior Hightower was ready to turn the page but not close the door. As many high school players do, Hightower thought he should have been a starter, especially for a team that finished 2-8 in 2011. Instead of bemoaning his lack of playing time, he kept plugging away. Throughout his career, the 5-foot-9, 145-pound Hightower has heard he's too small to play the game, let alone excel at it. "Nobody likes to be told that they won't succeed," he said.
April 9, 1999 |
The downtrodden characters in Among Giants have the endless and messy task of climbing high above the Yorkshire countryside to paint electric transmission towers. As an unabashed attempt to reach the dizzying heights of the international smash hit The Fully Monty, the movie makes it halfway. If the setting (the gritty city of Sheffield) and the core of Among Giants, which features the camaraderie of an engaging bunch of down-on-their-luck guys, seem familiar, there's a very good explanation.