May 19, 2012 |
With a trumpet fanfare that seemed to erase an eternity of angst and anticipation, the Barnes Foundation's new campus in Philadelphia was officially dedicated Friday morning in honor of its founder, Albert C. Barnes, with executive director Derek Gillman promising to "dedicate ourselves anew to his passions. " "Philadelphia, our cultural star is rising," Mayor Nutter told the hundreds of dignitaries, officials, donors and the consuls general of Italy, Germany, France and Mexico, assembled in the inner courtyard just outside the galleries.
May 4, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A former adviser to John Edwards recounted Wednesday how the former presidential candidate's now-deceased wife indignantly confronted her husband, baring her chest in front of staff members the day after a tabloid reported that he was cheating on her. During a session that saw Edwards' 30-year-old daughter flee the courtroom in tears, Christina Reynolds described how a very upset Elizabeth Edwards stormed away from her husband,...
May 4, 2012 |
NEW YORK Yankees manager Joe Girardi said closer Mariano Rivera has a torn right knee ligament, an injury that could potentially end his career. The 42-year-old righthander was carted off the field after twisting his right knee shagging fly balls during batting practice Thursday night before the Yankees' 4-3 loss to the host Kansas City Royals, who were led by Mike Moustakas' three RBI. Girardi revealed the severity of the injury after the game. Royals team doctor Vincent Key diagnosed a torn ACL after looking at the MRI. "This is bad, there's no question about it," Girardi.
April 27, 2012
READING - Truth be told, the conversion of Jiwan James began in the spring of 2008. Drafted in the 22nd-round as a pitcher the previous June, the lanky righthander was attempting to battle through a forearm injury that had relegated him to the sidelines during extended spring training. Dusty Wathan, who at the time was a first-year minor league coach, felt bad for the kid and offered to throw him some pitches in the cage. "You could tell he had a good swing," Wathan said.
April 17, 2012 |
OSLO, Norway - Anders Behring Breivik shed tears as he went on trial Monday for killing 77 people - but not for his victims. The emotional display came when prosecutors showed his anti-Muslim video. Dressed in a dark suit and sporting a thin beard, the right-wing fanatic defended the July 22 massacre as an act of "self-defense" in his professed civil war, and sat stone-faced as prosecutors described how he killed each of his victims. But he was gripped by emotion when they showed a video warning of a Muslim takeover of Europe and laden with crusader imagery that he posted on YouTube before the attacks.
April 5, 2012 |
Penn State defensive end Pete Massaro is experiencing a sense of deja vu, using his experience of returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament to help him deal with the same situation during the Nittany Lions' spring practice. No one is suggesting it's easy to come back twice from a torn ACL but Massaro, a former Marple Newtown High School star who received his undergraduate degree in finance last December, has the knowledge, the intelligence, and the motivation to know what it takes.
April 3, 2012 |
OJ. Mayo passed up one three-pointer with the Memphis Grizzlies' lead dwindling in the final minute. He wasn't going to do it again. Mayo scored 22 points, including a key three-pointer with 17 seconds left, and the Grizzlies prevented Oklahoma City from tying for the NBA's best record by beating the Thunder, 94-88, on Monday night. "It was a good look. I had my feet set," Mayo said. "I just wanted to knock it down. " One possession earlier, Mayo was in about the same spot and passed the ball to Zach Randolph, who had to force a three-point attempt that hit the backboard and didn't touch the rim for a shot-clock violation.
March 15, 2012 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Ryan Howard hobbled to the warning track of Ashburn Field at the Carpenter Complex. Wearing a large walking boot that comes halfway up his left knee, Howard threw a baseball to Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan. He was back on the field. For 18 days, Howard was a mystery. "I guess it was like a 'Where's Waldo?' type deal," he said. He watched Grapefruit League games on TV in Florida. He popped into the clubhouse occasionally to say hello.
February 21, 2012 |
DARRYL CHANEY was dedicated to helping his fellow vets at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Coatesville. He was the kind of guy who would do anything for you, and he made himself so useful to his fellow patients that when he was taken to Brandywine Hospital in his final illness, many of them showed up there to give their support. "He cared about people," said his father, Hall of Fame retired Temple basketball coach John Chaney. "He was always involved in situations where he could help people.
February 19, 2012 |
DAKAR, Senegal - Police opened fire with tear gas Saturday on a commercial avenue in Senegal's capital, as security forces wrapped up early voting in a contentious presidential race. It marks the fourth straight day of protests before next Sunday's critical election, which is pitting the country's 85-year-old president against a young opposition demanding his departure. The increasingly tense atmosphere on the ground has many concerned there may be unrest if President Abdoulaye Wade is declared the winner of the vote.