January 22, 2015 |
YOU'VE HEARD the term "costly turnover"? For Warriors point guard Steph Curry, it's a reality. According to the San Francisco Chronicle , Curry's mom, Sonya, allows him three turnovers per game. After that, he pays $100 for each miscue. "It's a win-win for me," Curry told the Chronicle . "I take care of mom, and I have a lot less turnovers. " So far this season, he's averaging a career low 2.1 per game. High hopes I Seahawks running back Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch has friends in "high" places.
January 8, 2015 |
THE MONEY just ran out. That was the crux of Don Tollefson's opening statements to a Bucks County jury yesterday as he prepared to defend himself against charges he defaulted on more than $300,000 in sports travel packages under the guise of a charity. Bucks County Chief Prosecutor Matt Weintraub argued that Tollefson, or "Tollie," solicited money on behalf of his charities and auctioned off lavish sports vacations to victims who never got their money back. Bob Goldman served as standby counsel for Tollefson, but the former sportscaster hardly needed him, as he wooed the jurors with his made-for-TV delivery, portraying himself as a man with aspirations too big for his good intentions.
August 7, 2014 |
Peter A. Luukko, who resigned unexpectedly in December as president and chief operating officer of Comcast-Spectacor, has been named chairman of Philly Sports Holdings L.L.C., an Exton company that distributes sports memorabilia and organizes meet-and-greet events with professional athletes. Luukko, 54, worked closely for a quarter-century with Flyers founder Ed Snider, overseeing the team and serving as a member of the NHL board of governors. He also oversaw Comcast-Spectacor's facility-management business, which runs more than 125 sports arenas, stadiums, and convention centers.
January 15, 2014 |
In childhood, Dante DeSimone suffered a medical condition that left him confined to a body cast. He underwent surgery and went on to become an ice hockey and lacrosse player at Upper Darby High School who was looking forward to beginning a collegiate career in sports. "He never gave up. My Dante gave 100 percent in everything he did," said his grieving mother, Rita, as friends and family members cried with her at a candlelight vigil Monday night at the scene where her son was killed in a freak accident over the weekend in Delaware County.
May 18, 2013 |
A private settlement conference in the Kobe Bryant sports memorabilia case is scheduled for Friday morning in the chambers of U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Bryant's mother, Pamela, had consigned some of the Los Angeles Lakers star's Lower Merion High School sports memorabilia to Goldin Auctions L.L.C. in Berlin, Camden County. Bryant objected, saying the memorabilia, worth an estimated $1 million, was not hers to sell. Goldin filed a lawsuit asking the court to clarify ownership and allow the auction, set for June, to proceed.
January 26, 2013
More than a generation after the historic "Miracle On Ice" game in the 1980 Winter Olympics, 58-year-old Mike Eruzione is parting with his iconic No. 21 USA jersey, hockey stick, and other Olympic paraphernalia. Eruzione's white jersey alone is expected to fetch more than $1 million, but some sports memorabilia experts think it could go considerably higher. Eruzione scored the sensational winning goal against the Soviet hockey team in Lake Placid, N.Y., catapulting the Americans toward the gold medal.
January 19, 2013 |
William H. Bunch's sale of modern collectibles does not really start to live up to its name until nearly two-thirds of the way through the 325 lots that Bunch will offer beginning at noon Monday at his gallery in Chadds Ford. That's when you can bid on 36 lots of pro football figurines and related sports memorabilia from the last half of the 20th century. They range from footballs used in various professional leagues to more than a dozen sets of figures from the Danbury Mint that include the Steel Curtain, Orange Crush and Purple People Eaters.
July 14, 2012 |
These days, it's tough to remember that sports are just supposed to be fun - taken seriously by the athletes paid to perform, yes, but a only diverting entertainment for the fans, who, after all, are simply watching other people play. On July 5, Boston outfielder Carl Crawford said a fan yelled a racial slur at him at the stadium of the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, where the erstwhile Red Sox slugger was playing in a rehab stint with the Portland Sea Dogs. Crawford has not been a favorite of Boston fans since signing a seven-year, $142 million deal last season.
February 1, 2012 |
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA authorities are investigating the theft of sports memorabilia and jewelry from the home of former Penn State star John Cappelletti, the 1973 Heisman Trophy winner. Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said yesterday that the burglary occurred on or around Jan. 20 at Cappelletti's home in Laguna Niguel. Amormino said he cannot say specifically what items were taken but they do relate to Cappelletti's playing days at Penn State and NFL years with the Los Angeles Rams and the San Diego Chargers.
March 12, 2010 |
An oil painting by the leader of the Scalp Level School, a southwestern Pennsylvania art colony that predated the Brandywine and Bucks County impressionists, will be for sale this afternoon. Alderfer Auction and Appraisal's sale in Hatfield will offer 200 lots of American and European paintings, including the oil by George Hetzel, probably the best-known artist southwestern Pennsylvania had produced until the advent of Andy Warhol. The Scalp Level School took its name from its location, a once bucolic town southeast of Johnstown where around 1830 an art gallery opened that became a nucleus for area artists.