March 20, 2012 |
HOW DO we know it's spring in Philadelphia? Chase Utley's knees are hurting. The Phillies haven't disclosed the name of the specialist Utley, 33, has gone to see, after general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. acknowledged it is likely Utley will begin the season on the disabled list for the second year in a row. A couple of Philadelphia-area orthopedists with sports medicine backgrounds interviewed by the Daily News said they would be very interested in...
February 11, 2012 |
Robert E. Colcher, 84, of Center City, medical director of Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital, died Monday, Feb. 6, of heart failure at Hahnemann University Hospital. In 1958, Dr. Colcher joined what was then Valley Forge Medical Center & Heart Hospital as chief of surgery. He became medical director in 1966 after the death of his father-in-law, Joseph Wolffe, the hospital's medical director and founder. In 1973, Valley Forge Medical Center changed its mission to providing treatment to adults with substance abuse and associated physical, social, and psychological disorders.
October 24, 2011
Accurate feedback is better for students than bogus praise In another blow to the self-esteem movement, a University of Pennsylvania researcher has found that students are less likely to be depressed if they have accurate views of their performance and get accurate feedback about it. Lead researcher Young-Hoon Kim, a postdoctoral researcher at Penn, worked with Chi-yue Chiu at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, to evaluate the...
June 1, 2011
BARTOLO COLON is 38. He is not the best-conditioned pitcher on the planet. Bart's playing field should be a lily pad. He should be zapping flies, not breaking bats. By 2009, the right arm that won the American League Cy Young Award in 2005 hung limp as a soup-kitchen dishrag. His elbow was shot. His rotator cuff was torn. The labrum had seen better days. The guy's MRI showed so many loose bodies, it looked like a 1950 TV test pattern. It hurt like hell when he tried to throw.
May 18, 2011 |
When a professional athlete in middle age can maintain elite performance, they join a short list. It includes George Blanda, the NFL quarterback and kicker who retired at 48 after 26 seasons; tennis star Martina Navratilova, who won a Grand Slam title two months shy of her 50th birthday; and swimmer Dara Torres, who at 41 earned three silver medals at the Olympics. Then there's boxer Bernard Hopkins, who on Saturday could become the oldest fighter to win a major world title.
March 31, 2011 |
The Nolan Ryan biography has so many amazing parts. The 324 wins, the 5,714 strikeouts, the seven no-hitters, and the 12 one-hitters. But one part of his career almost defies logic: his durability. From 1971 to 1992 - when he was 45 years old - the pitcher dubbed "The Ryan Express" started at least 26 games every season with the exception of the strike-shortened 1981 campaign. And that was despite shoulder surgery after the 1975 season. It was even more remarkable considering Ryan was not a knuckleballer or a soft tosser but instead threw 100 m.p.h.
January 29, 2011 |
Jim Lynch hinted that a version of bogo could be in the works. As in srobmgtm . . . Successfully Recruit One Burr, Maybe Get Two More. Lynch, a 6-4, 225-pound senior at West Catholic High, the PIAA Class AA state football champion, yesterday made an oral commitment to Norfolk State, and added that two of his teammates, who for the moment prefer to remain anonymous, could be joining him. Lynch earned first-team Daily News All-City honors on the defensive line (he played end)
October 6, 2010
According to Eagles coach Andy Reid, quarterback Michael Vick has a crack in his rib cartilage, and running back LeSean McCoy has a crack in a rib bone. Brian Sennett, chief of sports medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, said the injuries are similar but different. "The last one inch of the distance from the rib to breast bone is cartilage," Sennett said. "It is different from the kind you'd have in a knee. It looks like a rib, but it's made of a cartilage material that allows you to have flexibility so your rib cage can get bigger.
September 8, 2010 |
Charles Still is proud of what he has accomplished as a running back for Woodrow Wilson, and justifiably so. Still takes similar pride in what he has achieved in the classroom, where he carries a 3.7 grade point average. His combination of football skill and academics has already earned him a scholarship offer from Monmouth. Others could be coming, especially if Still duplicates his junior year both in football and academics. The 5-foot-8, 190-pound Still rushed for 748 yards (6.48 average)
June 23, 2007 |
When I told my mom I wanted to play high school football, she refused to sign the permission form, threatening, "If you got hurt, I'd break both your legs. " Mom's peculiar logic aside, these days I see her point: Why do parents allow their kids to play football? It's got the highest injury rate of all high school sports - 4.36 per 1,000 practices and games (also called athletic exposures), according to the Centers for Disease Control. (The overall injury rate for all sports combined is 2.44 per 1,000 athletic exposures.