February 27, 2004 |
Each St. Joseph's game, Matt Brady takes his seat on the bench, a clipboard tucked under his arm. Hands cupped around his mouth, he occasionally barks out instructions to the Hawks or offers a dig at an official. Mostly, though, Brady trains his eyes on St. Joe's array of long-range shooters, checking such details as release points, balance, and the arc of each shot. During this hard-to-imagine St. Joe's season - which continues tomorrow with the final regular-season road game at Rhode Island, where the second-ranked Hawks will try to extend their perfect season to 26 wins - Brady has watched his work yield fantastic results.
July 11, 2008 |
Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks said he was sitting at home watching TV when across the bottom of the screen scrolled a news bulletin: Elton Brand opts out of contract. Cheeks immediately text-messaged general manager Ed Stefanski. On Wednesday, the 76ers signed Brand and completed, arguably, the boldest and most unexpected move of this NBA off-season. Yesterday, attention shifted to how the addition of Brand, a two-time all-star power forward, will affect the team. Cheeks is in Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League.
June 28, 2000 |
In going 49-33 this season and advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second consecutive year, the 76ers established themselves as a team to watch in the future. However, they enter tonight's NBA draft still needing a shooter. They are not respectable on offense. Their scoring juggernaut, Allen Iverson, is someone they would trade if the right offer came along. And if Matt Geiger so much as breathes wrong, he will be out the door as well. The Sixers are hardly the model of stability and cohesiveness.
September 29, 1994 |
The Camden Parking Authority had its chance. But after raising eyebrows with vouchers for florists, a $1,200 a month food bill, luxury cars, cellular phones for supervisors and questionable real estate deals, its hierarchy got the bad news yesterday: The party was over; the state was moving in. No, it's not dismantling the authority, but sending in an on-site trouble- shooter to correct what state officials view as the authority's less...
March 4, 2001 |
Going into this season, Haddon Township's Cara Murphy had a reputation that most basketball players would be proud of. The 5-foot-8 inch junior is one of the most feared spot-up jump shooters in South Jersey. And since shooting from the outside has often seemed like a lost art in basketball these days, having such a reputation would be a badge of honor to most players. But Murphy didn't want to be stereotyped as a one-dimensional offensive player. It wasn't enough that the picture-perfect form on her jumper would be the envy of most players - boys or girls.
May 26, 1992 |
Mary Jo Deitch - M.J. for short - has come a long way since Lou's and Pete's. Has gone a long way too. Lou's and Pete's was a hole-in-the-wall neighborhood bar somewhere in Bridesburg. You couldn't call it a corner bar because it wasn't on a corner. It was in the middle of the block, which is why it was "so tiny. " It was where M.J. would while away Thursday nights sipping Seagram's while her husband-to-be tried his darndest to shoot a decent game of darts. Deitch still spends Thursday nights in Bridesburg.
August 7, 2008 |
After his arrest, Donald Benjamin Lindsey admitted to police he fired numerous rounds from a Tec-9 pistol in a shoot-out on a crowded Camden street earlier this week, prosecutors said. One of those rounds, prosecutors said, struck 4-year-old Brandon Thompson in the head, instantly killing the boy as he ran toward his mother. Lindsey, charged with murder, made his first appearance in Superior Court yesterday, as a judge set a $1 million bail. Judge Thomas Brown asked Lindsey if he had anything to say about the bail amount.
December 27, 1995 |
Interboro coach John Livingston wants junior guard Kelly Spence to shoot more. "She just doesn't like to shoot," Livingston said. Spence would like to shoot better. "My shot's been off this year," she said. "I don't know what's wrong with it. " Livingston and Spence should be happy today. The 5-foot-4 guard hit a three-pointer at the buzzer yesterday to give the Interboro girls' basketball team a 42-39 victory over previously unbeaten West Chester Henderson in the Bishop Shanahan Christmas Tournament.
July 26, 2004 |
The mother of a 14-year-old boy who was fatally shot three days ago went to the home of the alleged shooter yesterday in search of answers. There, Sheree Good said, a friend of her son, Anthony Oliver, told her that the shooting was an accident. The 13-year-old boy, who has not been charged with a crime, said he and Oliver had been playing with a .25-caliber pistol that he purchased about a week ago for $50. Police are still trying to unravel the facts surrounding Oliver's killing on Friday night in the city's Wynnefield section.
March 4, 1997 |
She leads South Jersey basketball players in scoring as a freshman. Few take notice. Her coach says she could start at any school in the area. Few believe him. Melissa Bartuski, some say, is a fluke, putting up inflated numbers against dismal competition for a tiny school, St. Mary's Hall. St. Mary's Hall, located next to the Burlington Bristol Bridge, has only 60 students. Most people in South Jersey have probably never heard of the school. Bartuski lives in Falsington, Pa., about 25 minutes away, and she chose St. Mary's for its academics.