May 24, 2015
What: Arena Football League. Who: Soul (7-1) at Tampa Bay Storm (3-4). When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. Standings: Soul first in American East; Storm second in American South. Last week: The Soul suffered their first loss of the season, falling to the Jacksonville Sharks, 55-47; Tampa Bay fell, in overtime, 63-62, to the Orlando Predators . Three stars: Soul - QB Tim Raudabaugh (196-302, 2,337 yards, 55 TD, 5 INT); WR Marco Thomas (73 catches, 834 yards, 16 TD)
April 8, 2015 |
Amber hearts Johnny OK, so we don't know whether any of this is true or not, but reports are making us blush about this here Amber Heard and that dude she just married, Johnny Depp. He's way over there filming the 1,197th Pirates of the Caribbean thing, and she's way over there, filming The Danish Girl . OK, they just got married, they're far away, so whatcha do? Between scenes, you scurry to your trailer and get to sexting your new mate! Sext, sext, sext, until the phone (or the recipient)
March 25, 2015 |
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall is not ready to reveal his plans for next season when this one is still in progress for the struggling team. In a conference call with reporters Monday, Hextall did not want to delve into future moves, although plenty are likely to be coming. The Flyers are 11 points out of the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot with just eight games remaining. So while Hextall is likely looking at the future, he's not ready to discuss anything but the present.
March 15, 2015 |
It had all the signs of a humiliating loss for the 76ers. Shooting guard Jason Richardson was sidelined because he hasn't been cleared to play on back-to-back nights. The Sixers also were having a tough time stopping Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. To make matters worse, the Kings had a commanding 18-point cushion with 8 minutes, 46 seconds left in third quarter. But things started to change in their favor in what turned out to be a 114-107 Sixers victory Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
March 14, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Tournament college basketball, whether at the conference or NCAA level, is all about winning when you don't play your best. Any significant run is going to last long enough to see hot hands go cold, matchups become unfavorable, and bad bounces accumulate. A year ago, Villanova lost its opening game of the Big East tournament on a day in which all those things conspired against the Wildcats. It took a buzzer-beater of a shot by Seton Hall to complete the upset, but Villanova still went home.
March 8, 2015 |
Thursday's snowstorm had nothing on Philadelphia's Streets Department, which used everything from mini-bulldozers to trash compactors and the city's supersecret "snow farm" to keep roads passable. By noon Friday, Streets Commissioner David Perri reported, all 665 miles of the city's primary routes - which include 110 miles of snow emergency routes - were plowed to blacktop. The same could be said for the 700 miles of secondary streets, although there was still a fair amount of snow left just off the travel lanes, he said.
March 8, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A pair of Bright House Field groundskeepers manicured the pitching mound Friday afternoon, drying the dirt and briefly delaying Cole Hamels from warming up before the second inning of his spring training debut. It was the lone hitch for Hamels, who sped through the first two innings of a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees. He threw 31 pitches, 22 for strikes. The lefthander was on the mound for less than 10 minutes. Heavy rain forced a 50-minute delay, but held off just long enough for Hamels to complete two scoreless innings.
March 7, 2015 |
Update: Many have asked if Justine made it home all right. Here's her report. When I was struggling in the snow yesterday, the last thing I was thinking about was how many Twitter followers it might get me. But by the end of the day, my story had been viewed thousands of times, and I had an unexpected number of emails from well-wishers in my inbox. The descriptions of Philly's springtime I received in many of the emails were heartening – as were the assurances that even locals dislike these conditions.
March 5, 2015 |
THREE MONTHS after Joyce Craig became Philly's first female firefighter to die on duty, three investigations into her death remain unresolved. That's because a series of errors occurred that morning, complicating investigators' probes, sources said. Fire spokesman Clifford Gilliam declined to comment on the Dec. 9 fire in West Oak Lane that killed Craig, saying he couldn't talk about ongoing investigations. But veteran firefighters described it as "a perfect storm of things that went wrong," including: An inexperienced ladder crew took 18 minutes to respond.
February 28, 2015 |
At the time, Fran Dunphy could feel the wave coming, and only in retrospect did he see a way to keep it from crashing upon him and those Kansas coaches and players along the sideline at the Wells Fargo Center. This was Dec. 22. Dunphy took a timeout with Temple leading the No. 10-ranked Jayhawks by 27 points and with 50 seconds left in regulation, the Owls' 77-52 victory a formality. Already, the Temple players were lining up near the scorer's table, juiced and ready to celebrate their upset, and already Temple fans and students were nearing the court, preparing to storm it at the sound of the final buzzer.