March 14, 2016 |
THAT NICE BREEZE you felt wafting through the Delaware Valley over the past couple of days wasn't because of anything involving El Nino, or a high pressure system that came up from the south and settled near here. It was the collective sigh of relief coming from the 76ers organization when the result of the CT scan performed on rookie Jahlil Okafor's right knee revealed that there was only a small tear of the meniscus, and not something more serious. It means Okafor will miss the last 23 games of the season, as he hasn't played since Feb. 28 and will not be able to resume basketball activities for six weeks, following what the team labled a minor surgical procedure.
March 12, 2016
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta underwent surgery for a left-thumb injury and likely will be sidelined for about 10 to 12 weeks. Manager Mike Matheny anticipated Peralta will return to the team's spring training site in Jupiter, Fla., in a few days. The surgery took place in St. Louis after Peralta got a second opinion. A's righthander Parker injures elbow again Trying to come back from a series of elbow injuries, Oakland pitcher Jarrod Parker hurt his elbow yet again on the 12th pitch of a simulated game Thursday.
March 11, 2016 |
Leonard B. Segal took an unusual road to becoming a surgeon, daughter Nina said. He repaired cars to help pay for the tuition. He was the first in his family to go to college, she said, and then "put himself through medical school. " "He worked as a car mechanic" and "spent summers in the Catskills and Atlantic City" as a waiter. For decades, she said, fixing cars was "one of the things he loved. " On Tuesday, March 8, Dr. Segal, 84, of Cherry Hill, general surgery chair at the former Delaware Valley Medical Center in Langhorne from 1980 to 1988, died at home of complications from a blood disease.
March 10, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - For six weeks at the end of last season, the Phillies watched a young outfielder impress, and it was enough to arouse curiosity. Was Aaron Altherr a middle-of-the-order bat, a fourth outfielder, or neither? That element of the unknown was enough for a rebuilding team to anoint Altherr as an everyday player in 2016. Then, on the first play of a weekend Grapefruit League game, Altherr twisted his left wrist as he dove for a ball in right field. The damage was extensive.
March 7, 2016 |
It was a game late in another season without a playoff berth, but in 90 frenzied minutes goalkeeper Andre Blake displayed the type of natural ability and grit that made him the No. 1 pick in the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft by the Union. In a match that more resembled a pinball game, Blake kept diving; bouncing; and, most important, saving shot after shot surely destined to reach the back of the net. The Union earned a 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution in that Sept. 26 game, but Blake's record-setting performance was a good sign for the present and certainly the future.
March 5, 2016
A female corrections officer was struck in the face by an inmate at Philadelphia's House of Correction on Wednesday, causing an injury that will likely require surgery, authorities said Thursday. The officer was hit by 26-year-old Ricky Smith during a routine wellness check of a cell block around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to prison spokeswoman Shawn Hawes. The officer, whom Hawes did not identify, suffered a "pretty severe" laceration to her face, Hawes said. The officer had been treated and released from the hospital but the injury will likely require future surgery, Hawes said.
February 19, 2016 |
There is a picture, saved on a select few cell phones, of Ashley Reynolds with her eye so swollen and so black and blue it would put Ronda Rousey to shame. Reynolds caught an elbow to the face going up for a rebound earlier this season, and her eye inflated like a balloon before she could leave the court. She'll show the picture to certain people - but when asked recently whether it's something she'd want, say, printed in a newspaper, she laughed: "I wouldn't go that far," said Reynolds, a junior forward for the Haddon Heights girls' basketball team.
February 15, 2016 |
Five days before doctors removed half her brain, 8-year-old Christina Santhouse performed "It's the Hard-Knock Life" from the musical Annie at her elementary school talent show in Levittown. Midway through, the third grader suffered yet another seizure - she was having as many as 150 a day - and fell to the floor, but continued scrubbing along with the other orphans. At the end, she popped up to take a bow. That's the kind of child Santhouse was 20 years ago. Popular; extroverted; obsessed with sports, especially soccer.
February 5, 2016 |
SAN FRANCISCO - When I read the email from my boss asking me to do a column on my top Super Bowl memories, I let out a loud groan that scared the hell out of my dogs and caused them to do that tilted-head thing dogs like to do. I'm not particularly good at reflection, at least when it comes to the Super Bowl. I have total recall regarding my daughters' athletic careers and the keg parties I attended in college. But the biggest game in the sport I cover for a living? Most of them all run together.
February 5, 2016 |
CONDUCTOR Riccardo Muti 's official website says the conductor has undergone hip surgery in Italy following an accident. The website said yesterday that as a result the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra , and former director of the Philadelphia Orchestra , cannot conduct concerts planned this month in Chicago. It said the accident was not serious, but provided no details. The news agency ANSA reported that Muti underwent the surgery in the Italian city of Ravenna after a fall at home.