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ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
Actor-comedian Jamie Kennedy is better known for cracking jokes than cracking chests, but starting Tuesday, he'll be playing a doctor in NBC's new medical drama Heartbeat . And not just any doctor: Kennedy's character is a cardiothoracic surgeon. "I'm cracking chests, and I'm also [operating on] muscle and tendon. I forget the actual name of it. But he [his character, Evelyn Callahan], has two boards," meaning he's certified in two specialties, the Upper Darby native said in an interview after an NBC news conference in January.
SPORTS
March 22, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - On the big-boy field, Ken Giles was struggling to find his All-Star form against the team that drafted him, developed him and turned him into the coveted trade chip that returned a slew of Houston prospects in December. Far beyond the leftfield wall, one of the men brought in to replace him, Andrew Bailey, was quietly getting in some rain-delayed work at the minor league complex. For Giles, it was one inning, three hits, two runs allowed, a couple of strikeouts - and no worries.
SPORTS
March 19, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Sixers rookie Jahlil Okafor was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., but it was delayed. The procedure originally was scheduled for Wednesday. This begs the question: Is the power forward's knee worse than originally thought? "No," coach Brett Brown said Thursday. "There's no sort of conspiracy theories going on. It's more just trying to get a collaborative effort. It happened with Joel [Embiid] and, I think, with Nerlens [Noel]
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, STAFF WRITER
Surgery for Nézet-Séguin Sunday afternoon, he conducted Mahler 's Symphony No. 8 in Verizon Hall, and on Monday, Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin was at Penn Medicine for surgery. The conductor, suffering from an epigastric hernia, underwent outpatient surgery, orchestra rep Katherine Blodgett said. Blodgett said she did not know whether the surgery had been scheduled or was necessitated by a sudden condition. After a three- to four-week recovery, Nézet-Séguin is expected to be back on the podium here starting April 8. He has canceled a March 20 appearance with the Berlin Philharmonic.
SPORTS
March 15, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, Staff Writer
TAMPA, Fla. - Once a surgeon repaired the torn extensor carpi ulnaris retinaculum in Mark Teixeira's right wrist, the Yankees first baseman was optimistic. Doctors told Teixeira he would rest for four or five months and be 100 percent healed at six months - the same timetable offered for Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr, who underwent the surgery on his left wrist last week. "Hah," Teixeira said Sunday morning from his locker at George M. Steinbrenner Field. "No chance. No chance.
SPORTS
March 15, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, Staff Writer
TAMPA, Fla. - Once a surgeon repaired the torn extensor carpi ulnaris retinaculum in Mark Teixeira's right wrist, the Yankees first baseman was optimistic. Doctors told Teixeira he would rest for four or five months and be 100 percent healed at six months - the same timetable offered for Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr, who underwent the surgery last week. "Hah," Teixeira said Sunday morning from his locker at George M. Steinbrenner Field. "No chance. No chance. " The 35-year-old slugger recalled the times after his July 1, 2013, surgery as some of the worst, a warning of what possibly lies ahead for Altherr, a young player the Phillies planned to learn more about in 2016.
SPORTS
March 14, 2016 | By Bob Cooney
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
March 11, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
March 10, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, Staff Writer
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.
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