December 4, 2015 |
For decades the city's Logan section has been known for one thing: sinking houses, a slow-motion disaster that cost millions of dollars and forced hundreds of families to abandon their homes. Now the neighborhood may become notable for something else: basketball. On Thursday, officials will announce that a new nonprofit group, Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB), hopes to raise $25 million to build a sports and education complex on part of a forsaken piece of property known as the Logan Triangle.
October 25, 2015 |
WILL LEE CORSO dress as an Owl for Halloween? Right now, it's only buzz, but rumors have begun to swirl that Corso and his cohorts on ESPN's "College GameDay" are heading to Philadelphia for Temple's big showdown with Notre Dame next Saturday at 8 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. After the No. 22 Owls held off Eastern Carolina, 24-14, on Thursday night to improve to 7-0 for the first time in history, ESPN's "SportsCenter" noted in a tweet that their last win as a ranked team came in 1941 - a tweet that was retweeted by the "GameDay" Twitter account.
January 6, 2015 |
STUART SCOTT, the talented and entertaining anchor on ESPN's "SportsCenter," had a way with words. His famous catchphrases included: "Boo-Yah!" "As cool as the other side of the pillow. " "Just call him butter cuz he's on a roll. " Yesterday, Scott died at 49 after a lengthy battle with cancer. And fittingly, there were words. Words of love. Words of consolation. President Obama, actor Samuel L. Jackson, and former NBA star Michael Jordan were among those sharing their thoughts.
August 6, 2013 |
JIM GAIERO must have been carrying a lucky coin yesterday at Pocono Raceway. Producing his first NASCAR Sprint Cup telecast at Pocono for ESPN yesterday, Gaiero and viewers were treated to a finish as riveting as it gets. Kasey Kahne surged passed Jeff Gordon on the final restart with two laps remaining to win the GoBowling.com 400. "It was one of the more exciting Pocono races in a long time," Gaiero said. "The restarts were fun to watch. Our director, Richie Basile, and I talked about how important restarts would be. " One highlight of the telecast was the high camera showing how the race cars fan out four- and sometimes five-wide prior to funneling side-by-side into Turn 1, the highest banked curve on the 2.5-mile tri-oval.
April 24, 2013 |
Radnor police were searching Tuesday for a man they say is a suspect in a carjacking that targeted a couple with an 8-month-old baby in the township. Police say the couple were purchasing electronics at Micro Center at 550 E. Lancaster Ave. about 8 p.m. Monday. They were loading about $2,000 worth of purchases into their car when a man approached, asked if they needed help, and began loading packages into the car, police said. Initially, the couple thought he was an employee at Micro Center, police said.
September 15, 2012 |
Andrew Brandt, a lawyer, former NFL team executive and ESPN commentator, has been named director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University Law School. Brandt will oversee activities of the sports law center, teach classes and lead seminars, and coordinate a sports law internship program, among other responsibilities, the law school said. "Andrew Brandt brings the perfect blend of sports industry and legal expertise to his new role," said John Y. Gotanda, the law school dean.
February 10, 2012 |
The Villanova University law school announced it has received a $5 million gift to underwrite the creation of a center for the study of sports law, its largest gift ever. The gift was made by Jeffrey S. Moorad, a 1981 graduate of the law school and currently the vice chairman and chief executive officer of the San Diego Padres. Villanova said it planned to host a symposium Friday on the business of sports with Moorad and Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, the subject of the book and film titled Moneyball . Also on the list of attendees is former New York Mets general manager and current Padres senior vice president Omar Minaya, MSNBC president Phil Griffin, and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.
July 26, 2009 |
Miriam Kline Klein, 93, of Center City, who with her late husband, Raymond, made significant gifts to organizations here and overseas, died Thursday at her home. Mrs. Klein and her husband did not simply write checks. They hosted charity parties and balls at their home for the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Sheba Medical Center in Israel, and other institutions. A 1978 item in The Inquirer reported a benefit dinner party for 70 guests at the Kleins' home, "which occupies an entire floor of a Center City apartment house" and had "a red, silk-lined ballroom.
October 2, 2001 |
Mike Lasme started to pick up speed and momentum. Dribbling by one defender, then a second and a third with relative ease, Lasme was playing at his own controlled pace in a zone few high school soccer players can enter. After the third defender was beaten, Lasme calmly walked the ball in and scored yet another goal. It was a highlight-film play, one that may not be seen many times in a season. But it was the second time in one half that Lasme had gotten by three defenders and scored during a recent game against Burlington City.
March 21, 2001 |
Using public and private financing, a development company owned by Sam Katz, the former Philadelphia mayoral candidate, wants to build a $17 million sports center on a contaminated industrial site along Route 30 in Chester County. The center, with ice-skating rinks, indoor soccer fields and a wellness center, would be on the former Bishop Tube manufacturing site in Frazer, in East Whiteland Township. Abandoned two years ago, the 17-acre property - a brownfield, or environmentally contaminated site - is near the Route 202 high-tech corridor.