May 27, 2016 |
As Temple continues its moves toward an on-campus football stadium, here's a discussion the school's hierarchy should have: Would a campus stadium be opening a door Temple wants to keep shut? Like the rest of the American Athletic Conference, Temple would presumably jump at the chance to join a Power 5 league. That's where the money is. Right now, Temple isn't just the best option if a Power 5 league wants to add the Philadelphia market. It's the only option. And it's not far-fetched to think the Atlantic Coast Conference might someday want to add a local outpost.
October 20, 2015 |
Less than three months after signing a deal last year to buy Philadelphia Gas Works, the chief executive officer of UIL Holdings Corp. received a secret overture to explore a merger with a Spanish energy firm. James P. Torgerson, the UIL chief executive, "expressed an interest but indicated that he was focused on completing the PGW transaction and did not wish to enter into any discussions, at that time, that could interfere with its completion," according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
August 12, 2015 |
PHOENIX - Major League Baseball's trade deadline arrived more than 10 days ago, but it doesn't mean major league teams are finished shopping for roster upgrades. The Phillies traded for a vital piece of their 2008 championship run in August: home-run hero Matt Stairs. Teams can still trade for players this month - and have them eligible for postseason play - if they consummate a deal before Sept. 1. The catch is those players must be moved through waivers - either in getting claimed off waivers, claimed and traded for, or passing through waivers and then traded.
July 26, 2015 |
CHICAGO - The trade deadline can make people a little nutty, including overheated sports writers, so Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon wore a catcher's mask to his pregame news conference yesterday afternoon at Wrigley Field. "I heard things got a little testy today," Maddon said. That might also be the best adjective to describe the feelings of Cole Hamels (and Jonathan Papelbon) if they're still on the Phillies roster a week from today. The trade deadline (finally) arrives at 4 p.m. Friday.
July 23, 2015 |
WILMINGTON - Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew has engendered much controversy for its alleged abusiveness, misogyny, and insistence on patriarchally enforced gender roles in marriage. But there's no disputing the success and merriment of the Delaware Shakespeare Festival's current presentation, which sidesteps land mines by treating this production with the same mirth and gaiety the fest has shown in comedies over the last 13 seasons. Director Samantha Bellomo achieves much of this triumph simply by casting Charlie DelMarcelle as the rogue Petruchio, who seeks his fortune in marriage to the cursed, churlish Katharina (Felicia Leicht)
April 16, 2015 |
Enda Walsh's Penelope is really only peripherally about that long-suffering classical icon of marital devotion. In Inis Nua Theatre Company's production, she wanders in and out of a sliding-glass door far above her final four suitors, never saying a word. They're stuck at the bottom of an empty swimming pool with a defunct barbecue grill, makeshift wet bar, and only themselves for company. One by one, between brawls, they pitch their woo to the lady upstairs through closed-circuit television camera.
March 10, 2015 |
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Trade speculation surrounding Cole Hamels will persist until the Phillies pull the trigger on a deal. That may not come until closer to baseball's July 31 trade deadline. But according to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. on Sunday, one club has in the last couple of days "stepped up and has shown more particular interest" in the prized lefthander. Such a vague comment could be taken a multitude of ways but is certainly notable on a weekend when one potential Hamels suitor lost its ace and a published report pegged the New York Yankees as another.
January 25, 2015 |
A $13 million-per-year closer, no matter how effective or how controversial, is a superfluous asset on a rebuilding team whose strength is its young bullpen arms. It is no secret the Phillies have long sought suitors for Jonathan Papelbon, entering the last of the four-year, $50 million deal he signed in November 2011, the richest for a major league relief pitcher. Less than four weeks before the start of spring training, they may have found one. The Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers, according to Yahoo Sports!
November 20, 2014 |
The first major free-agent domino fell Monday when Russell Martin signed with Toronto for five years and $82 million, a contract that forces other teams to pursue their needs at catcher through a trade. No other starting catchers are available in free agency. The Pirates, Martin's former employer, traded for the Yankees' Francisco Cervelli, but both they and the Cubs are searching for a starter. They will look toward Arizona, which has reportedly made Miguel Montero available.
June 6, 2014
IN ITS BID to buy Philadelphia Gas Works, Connecticut-based UIL Holdings Corp. keeps promising that Philadelphia will love UIL once we've had the opportunity to examine its proposal. But UIL's public promises stand in stark contrast to the things they say in private, when the public's not paying attention. Those statements make clear that UIL's bid for PGW is a bad deal - bad for workers, bad for customers and bad for the city. Consider the following: * While publicly promising to protect jobs at PGW, UIL can actually cut the current PGW workforce by 300 jobs over the next three years.