January 18, 2013 |
THE ARIZONA Cardinals filled the NFL's final head-coaching vacancy by hiring Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. The team confirmed the hiring in a release Thursday night, saying Arians received a 4-year contract with a club option for a fifth year. The 60-year-old Arians, a longtime NFL assistant who was Temple's head coach from 1983 to '88, went 9-3 as Colts interim head coach while Chuck Pagano was undergoing treatment for leukemia this season. Arians arrived in Arizona on Wednesday night, had dinner with top team officials, then interviewed on Thursday and met with reporters to indicate his interest in the job. He was offered and accepted the job Thursday night.
December 19, 2012 |
MARK SANCHEZ is no longer the New York Jets' franchise quarterback. He might not even be the backup. Rex Ryan decided to bench Sanchez on Tuesday in favor of Greg McElroy after the fourth-year quarterback had another miserable performance in a 14-10 loss at Tennessee on Monday night that eliminated the Jets from playoff contention. "I think it's best for our team, and for this game," Ryan said during a conference call. So, it'll be McElroy under center for his first NFL start when the Jets (6-8)
November 30, 2012 |
Meghan Malloy says that sometimes a cross-country race will end and she won't be sure how well she has run. "Sometimes, it just seems to go by so fast," Malloy said. Malloy finally got a chance to step back and appreciate her accomplishments at the end of her senior season. She had to concede that she enjoyed the view. Malloy, the Haddonfield senior who led the Bulldogs to a sectional title, was named South Jersey's cross-country Runner of the Year by the South Jersey Track Coaches Association.
November 15, 2012 |
The Haverford Township teenager told the court he was positive of one thing: He looked both ways when he crossed a busy Delaware County street the night he was struck by an SUV driven by an assistant district attorney. Jake Vantrieste, now 15, suffered a broken leg and pelvis and had bleeding on his brain as a result of the incident on Nov. 4, 2011. Michael Donohue, 32, who prosecutors say left the scene, is charged with aggravated assault and related crimes. A former waitress at Sligo, a pub in Media, testified on Tuesday that Donohue ran up bar tabs totaling $120 that night.
November 15, 2012 |
A former pub waitress testified Tuesday that a Delaware County assistant district attorney ran two bar tabs totaling $120 the night he allegedly struck a teen with an SUV. Michael Donohue, 32, is charged with aggravated assault, an accident involving personal injury and other related crimes. Prosecutors say he allegedly hit the teen the night of Nov. 4, 2011, then left the scene with the boy seriously injured in the road. In addition to the waitress's testimony, eight members of the district attorney's office, a state trooper and a County Park Police officer also took the stand to testify in the case.
October 21, 2012 |
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has turned to Chris Lubanski, a former standout at Kennedy-Kenrick, to be its new baseball coach. In 2003, Lubanski, a hard-hitting and speedy outfielder, was named Gatorade's national high school player of the year and was selected by the Kansas City Royals with the fifth pick in the first round of the amateur draft. His eight-year, minor-league career included a 2010 stint with the Las Vegas 51s, then the Toronto Blue Jays' triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League.
September 6, 2012
MAYOR NUTTER is in Charlotte, N.C., this week for the Democratic National Convention, where he will be a prime-time speaker Wednesday. He's not alone. More than 50 members of the Philadelphia Police Department and two mayoral aides are in Charlotte, too. Nutter is paying for his travel and lodging from his political-action committee. The city is picking up the tab for the two staffers, Lauren Walker and Tumar Alexander , along with three members of the mayor's police detail.
September 5, 2012 |
With President Obama making his way to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week to accept his party's nomination for a second term, few other places on Earth are swarming with as much security per square foot. But that hasn't deterred Mayor Nutter from taking three Philadelphia police officers to Charlotte for his own security detail, along with two civilian aides - Lauren Walker, a $65,000-a-year special assistant who will accompany the mayor to virtually every event on a crowded convention schedule, and Tumar Alexander, a $118,000-a-year deputy chief of staff and the mayor's top liaison to the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
August 15, 2012 |
NEW YORK - As the Big East prepares to negotiate a television contract that could make or break the conference, it has chosen a man who has been part of some of the biggest media rights deals in college sports to be its new commissioner. The Big East on Tuesday hired CBS executive vice president Mike Aresco as it continues to rebuild from a tumultuous year of defections. "I'm not daunted by it all. I embrace the challenge," Aresco told the Associated Press in a telephone interview.
August 5, 2012 |
Question: I tried to make a hotel reservation in London, Ontario, through Priceline. The site displayed three tabs. The first two tabs displayed the correct city, but when I switched to the "best deal" tab it automatically switched to London, UK. Unfortunately, at the time I did not realize that it had switched on me, and it found a nonrefundable hotel room in the wrong London. You can imagine my disappointment. I contacted customer service, but they wouldn't refund the room.