March 1, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chad Billingsley on Friday morning took another step toward once again starting major-league baseball games. After pitching what amounted to two simulated innings with a short break in between, the veteran righthander said his arm felt "great. " Before he is able to toe the rubber in Grapefruit League games, Billingsley, 30, will first need to pitch to live hitters in batting practice. That could happen in the next seven to 10 days. His next bullpen session is slated for Monday.
February 26, 2015 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - Goalie Steve Mason took another step Tuesday toward returning to the lineup. For the first time since he had arthroscopic knee surgery on Feb. 10, Mason practiced with the Flyers during their morning skate Tuesday at PNC Arena. Afterward, Mason didn't close the door on returning Thursday in Toronto, but said Saturday against the visiting New York Rangers was a "more realistic" goal. "That was good. I pushed myself as hard as I could today," Mason said after practicing for more than an hour.
February 25, 2015 |
MIAMI - Jason Richardson is amazed that he's back on the floor with the 76ers. "Two major surgeries. A foot fracture," he said. "I didn't think I was going to play basketball ever again. " Yet, the 34-year-old is doing just that. Richardson returned to the court Friday for the first time in more than two years after suffering a cartilage tear the size of a quarter on the right side of his left kneecap in January 2013. And he was handed his old spot, as the starting shooting guard.
February 21, 2015 |
Flyers goalie Steve Mason continues to make progress from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, saying there's a chance he will return to the lineup next week. "I'm right on schedule in my recovery," he said after watching the Flyers' morning skate Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. Mason skated Wednesday at the Flyers' training facility in Voorhees and took Thursday off. He is expected to be back on the ice Friday. The Flyers play in Carolina on Tuesday, and in Toronto Thursday.
February 18, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Russell Westbrook's latest accomplishment could be used as motivation for the 76ers, especially Tony Wroten. A year ago, Westbrook was unable to play in the NBA All-Star Game after undergoing a third surgery on his right knee. But Sunday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard had one of the best All-Star Game performances of all time. He was named MVP after finishing with 41 points off the bench to lead the West all-stars to a 163-158 victory at Madison Square Garden.
February 13, 2015 |
COLUMBUS - Flyers general manager Ron Hextall revealed yesterday that goaltender Steve Mason did indeed undergo an arthroscopic scope on his right knee on Tuesday, but said the injury has no relation to the injury he suffered in his same knee 1 month ago. In fact, Hextall said doctors did not find any evidence at all of a previous injury in the knee. "This was an acute injury, which means it happened when it happened," Hextall said in a conference call with reporters. "[There was no]
February 13, 2015
THE PROBLEM for Tiger Woods is not the fall. It is the reasons why most people believe the fall happened. On the surface, Woods has enough surgical scars to support the fact that his fall from the No. 1 golfer in the world to one who is now struggling to hold on to his PGA career is health-related. Over the last few years, Woods has dealt with a variety of injuries to his neck, knee, Achilles' tendon, elbow and back. Last spring, Woods had microdiscetomy surgery on his back.
February 5, 2015 |
The final day of Larry Drew II's second 10-day contract is Wednesday. The 76ers must waive Drew or sign him through the rest of the season. It appears the team will do the latter, based on coach Brett Brown's continued praise of the reserve point guard. "I think he's been an A-plus," Brown said Tuesday before the Sixers hosted the Denver Nuggets at the Wells Fargo Center. "Larry has done everything we have asked him. " An old-school, pass-first point guard, Drew has been a welcome addition to the team.
February 2, 2015 |
John Joseph McKeown Jr., 95, of Berwyn, formerly of Wynnewood, a noted thoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, died Saturday, Jan. 24, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A Narberth native, Dr. McKeown was a 1938 graduate of West Catholic High School, and St. Joseph's University in 1943. He interrupted his studies in 1942 to serve with the Army Medical Corps during World War II and then resumed them, graduating in 1947 from Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He served an internship and residency at Jefferson during which he spent two years in the Air Force.
January 31, 2015 |
Many of the Phillies' offseason moves, via trade and free agency, have addressed starting pitching. They added another arm to the mix Thursday when they signed veteran righthander Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Billingsley, 30, has not pitched since 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April of that year. He also underwent right flexor tendon surgery in June 2014. His deal includes performance bonuses. Lefthanded reliever Cesar Jimenez was designated for assignment to make room for Billingsley on the Phillies' 40-man roster.