August 8, 2016 |
As Temple held its first football practice Saturday in preparation for the Sept. 2 opener against Army at Lincoln Financial Field, the theme was clear: All that was accomplished last year has to be put in the rearview mirror. Coming off a 10-4 season that tied a school record for wins, an East Division championship in the American Athletic Conference, a berth the Boca Raton Bowl, the first win since 1941 over Penn State, and a valiant effort in a nationally televised, 24-20 loss to Notre Dame, Temple enjoyed a season of accomplishment.
August 6, 2016 |
An app created to lessen food waste during the Democratic National Convention will continue to serve the homeless after collecting more than five tons of food over eight days. The Food Connect app, launched July 15 by Food Connect and other local antihunger organizations, allows restaurants, caterers, and individuals to enter their location and have extra food picked up by a vehicle driven by volunteers. Between July 21 and 29, the app collected 11,239 pounds of food, enough for 9,366 meals, city officials said Thursday.
August 5, 2016 |
Oh, the woes of an unwanted Democratic donkey. Imagine being abandoned by New York, of all places. More understandable might be rejection by Guam, American Samoa, or even Connecticut, but the Empire State? The bluest of blues, birthplace of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and home to Hillary Clinton? In the end, it is all the same for four spurned fiberglass burros that were part of the herd of 57 scattered about Philadelphia to promote last week's Democratic National Convention. They won't be going home, their delegations unwilling to pay their shipping costs.
July 30, 2016 |
Decades ago, Peggy McCausland worked as a secretary in an office that felt a lot like the TV show Mad Men. "It was just rampant sexual harassment," she said. "So you just tolerated it because you had no choice. " Workplace culture has changed, said McCausland, now a lawyer and member of the Forum of Executive Women , a group of Philadelphia-area business leaders. But in many offices, she said, women still face sexual harassment and earn less than male colleagues.
July 29, 2016 |
IT WAS A CHANCE meeting at a college party that led to the birth of Brooklyn neo-soul duo Lion Babe. Since releasing their first collaboration, 2012's "Treat Me Like Fire, " singer Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman have been creating genre-fusing music and growing an eclectic fan base. Lion Babe (the name stems from Hervey's voluminous mane and Goodman's zodiac sign, Leo) has kept the momentum going with tracks like "Jump Hi, " featuring Childish Gambino, which masterfully samples Nina Simone, as well as " Wonder Woman" and "Jungle Lady.
July 21, 2016 |
The Union last won a road game on March 12, just two games into the 2016 season. As they head out for two road games this week - first a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal on Wednesday against the New England Revolution - they aim to snap that streak of falling short away from home. In talks with his team this week, coach Jim Curtin set a goal: win at least three of the nine remaining road games. How will the Union pull that off? Curtin said much will depend on pregame mind-set. "Knowing what it takes for 90 minutes," Curtin said.
July 13, 2016 |
THE FEEL-GOOD stories come at you nightly these days. June call-up Zack Eflin bounces back from one of the worst-ever pitching debuts to vie with Vince Velasquez as the Phillies most anticipated starter. In barely more than two weeks time, Peter Bourjos morphs from a player batting behind the pitcher to someone intentionally walked with the game on the line. Jeanmar Gomez pitches so well as the team's closer it's hard to imagine he will be doing that in August. No longer damned with the interim tag, Pete Mackanin shows he is both capable enough and tough enough to manage in this town, handling praise and criticism with the same self-deprecating smirk, steadying a team filled with players who still aren't sure who they are as players, or what they can be. Freddy Galvis wins a game with a clutch home run. Cameron Rupp hits a 465-foot home run and Maikel Franco hits one 471 feet on the same day, a day after Tommy Joseph hit his second in as many games.
July 13, 2016 |
Lee Mazin never thought she'd be on a reality show, but on Tuesday night, she's going prime time. The South Philadelphia native (and 2015 Daily News Sexy Single) will join the cast of Oxygen's Sisterhood of Hip Hop , a show that follows five women making their mark on the male-dominant rap game. Each of the women has her own distinct musical style, but they work together to get past personal and professional obstacles. The ladies also receive guidance from renowned mentors like MC Lyte, Irv Gotti, and Trina.
July 10, 2016 |
Let's be cynical. Southern Methodist University did the right thing when it hired Larry Brown. The man did everything you'd expect him to do, and the school profited and gained publicity and won a lot more basketball games because of it. Former presidents of the United States suddenly sat in the front row because of it. The school also went on probation and missed this year's NCAA tournament because of it. There was academic scandal attached to...
July 8, 2016 |
WITH TWO OUTS in the seventh inning and Cesar Hernandez on second base representing the go-ahead run Wednesday, Phillies rightfielder Peter Bourjos stepped to the plate and was issued an intentional walk. Big deal, right? Except that it really was, at least for those who remember the last homestand finale 16 days earlier, on June 20. Then, in the eighth inning of a 3-1 loss to Arizona amid the Phillies' punchless nine-game losing streak, Bourjos - sporting a .217 average and batting ninth - was lifted in favor of Cody Asche.