March 13, 2015 |
ST. LOUIS - Different goalie. Same building. Same result. Almost an exact calendar year later, the Flyers and Blues skated through regulation and overtime without a goal, both times St. Louis' shootout prowess being the deciding factor. Olympic star T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko each scored to lift the Blues to a 1-0 victory Thursday night via the skills competition, leaving Steve Mason with both a shutout and a loss. Last year, on April 1, Ray Emery was dealt the same fate at Scottrade Center.
February 13, 2015 |
NEW YORK - One player's loss is a teammate's gain. Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams had to pull out of tonight's Rising Stars Challenge game in Brooklyn as part of All-Star Weekend due to a strained right big toe. Taking his place will be teammate Robert Covington. Carter-Williams was also scheduled to participate in the Skills Competition on Saturday, but his hurt toe will also keep him out of that. He has missed the past three games due to the injury. "This is great," Covington said last night.
February 19, 2014 |
With a respite provided by the all-star break and now five consecutive home games, the 76ers look to reverse what has been their most difficult point of the season. At 15-39, the Sixers have the second-worst record in the NBA, behind only the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 9-43. The Sixers have lost eight games in a row, their longest losing streak of the season. They have dropped 18 of their last 21, and even though they didn't generate high expectations, coach Brett Brown hopes to see some fight in the final 28 games of the season.
February 16, 2014 |
NEW ORLEANS - Michael Carter-Williams looked refreshed. His face was lit up, his hair freshly cut. The eight straight losses and 18 of the last 21 that his 76ers have incurred were a distant thought, as the rookie talked with the throng of media that has swarmed into NOLA for All-Star Weekend. Carter-Williams spoke before his Rising Stars Challenge team took the court for a light morning workout. "Yeah, it's nice to get a break [from the regular season]," Carter-Williams said.
January 14, 2013 |
Sunday, it will draw more than 70,000 fans to a game that ends the season for one NFL team and sends another one step closer to the Super Bowl. But Saturday morning, Atlanta's Georgia Dome held only parents of 40 boys and girls when an 11-year-old Haddon Township girl walked onto the field to play for her own national championship. " 'I'm here, it's time, and there's no going back,' " Madison Bradley recalls thinking. Madison was ranked No. 1 in the country among girls in her division as she entered the final round of the NFL's Punt, Pass & Kick contest, a skills competition for children ages 6 to 15. Facing three other girls, she lined up and waited for her turn to compete: two punts, two passes, two kicks.
March 23, 2012 |
THE BUZZER sounded in overtime and the Flyers' longtime public address announcer, Lou Nolan, cleared his throat to address the 19,948 standing on their feet at the Wells Fargo Center. "The game will now be decided by a shootout," Nolan said. Collectively and instinctively, the full house groaned and let out a customary South Philadelphia cheer. Anything but a shootout! Instead, the Flyers looked like a team that is suddenly hungry for the bonus points handed out in the skills competition.
February 26, 2012
Utah's Jeremy Evans won the slam dunk contest at the NBA's All-Star Saturday night festivities in Orlando. Evans, who got into the competition as a replacement for injured New York guard Iman Shumpert, earned 29 percent of three million text message votes cast by fans. This was the first year that fans had total control of voting. Evans earned the win over Houston's Chase Budinger, Indiana's Paul George, and Minnesota's Derrick Williams. Evans dunked with a camera on his head, dunked two basketballs while jumping over a seated assistant, and then donned a Karl Malone jersey while dunking over mailman-dressed comedian Kevin Hart.
January 30, 2012
OTTAWA - It's going to be a whirlwind few days for Flyers center Claude Giroux. Giroux, playing in front of family and old friends, scored a goal in Sunday's All-Star Game in Ottawa, which is near where he spent his high school years. On Monday, he will be honored by the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association for being named the city's athlete of the year. It is an award that has been won by such Philadelphia icons as Wilt Chamberlain, Joe Frazier, Mike Schmidt, Bobby Clarke and Steve Van Buren.
January 29, 2012 |
OTTAWA - It may not match last year's wild 11-10 contest for goals scored, but don't expect Sunday's NHL All-Star Game at Scotiabank Place to feature defense. "You know you're going to be scored on," said Boston goalie Tim Thomas, who will play for Team Chara, "but you just don't want to be embarrassed. " Team Chara will include Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen, while Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell will play for Team Alfredsson. Timonen will be paired with his former Nashville teammate Ryan Suter, who has drawn interest from the Flyers.
January 28, 2012 |
OTTAWA - It may not match last year's wild 11-10 contest for goals scored, but don't expect Sunday's NHL All-Star Game at Scotiabank Place to feature defense. "You know you're going to be scored on," said Boston goalie Tim Thomas, who will play for Team Chara, "but you just don't want to be embarrassed. " Team Chara will include Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen, while Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell will play for Team Alfredsson. Timonen will be paired with former Nashville teammate Ryan Suter, who has drawn interest from the Flyers.