May 27, 2016 |
DETROIT - The baseball rocketed toward the right-field stands and Odubel Herrera launched his bat into the air. Two days after being benched for not running out a grounder, Herrera added a touch of style Wednesday afternoon to his three-run homer in the fourth inning of an 8-5 win over the Detroit Tigers. Herrera paused to watch his 427-foot blast, tossed his bat emphatically into the air, and took two hops before running to first at Comerica Park. It was Herrera's fifth home run of the season and it added some needed insurance for Aaron Nola.
May 26, 2016 |
DETROIT - The fans at Comerica Park rose to their feet Tuesday night as Justin Verlander stoically walked to the dugout, his glove held by the right hand that perplexed the Phillies for eight innings in a 3-1 loss to the Tigers. The pitcher's night was finished. Odubel Herrera - the victim of Verlander's 10th strikeout of the night - was left pondering the fastball he missed as the pitcher listened to the cheers. It was the 32nd time in Verlander's career, and the third time this season, that he struck out 10 batters.
May 25, 2016 |
DETROIT - Odubel Herrera already had three hits on Monday night. The catalyst of the Phillies offense drove in a run in the third inning and helped trigger a run-scoring fifth inning. But Herrera found himself on the bench in the seventh inning of a 5-4 loss to the Tigers when he failed to hustle. Pete Mackanin pulled Herrera after the centerfielder did not run out a grounder to the pitcher. The score was tied at 4. Herrera's spot - which was filled by David Lough - came to bat in the ninth when the Phillies trailed by a run. But none of that mattered.
April 7, 2016 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - They eulogized Tiger Woods on Tuesday. With fond remembrances and wistful words, they gently laid his legend to rest. It was fitting that the ceremony for the passing of his golfing life would be held here, because here is where began for Tiger. In 1997, he set the Masters record at 18-under, and that forever changed the game. In an effort to Tiger-proof the sport, courses got longer, fairways narrower, and greens faster. When that backfired, everyone got fitter.
March 20, 2016 |
The Philadelphia Zoo's big cats exhibit has a new addition. The zoo on Friday welcomed Grom, a 7-year-old male Amur tiger, to its tiger family. Grom, who comes to Philadelphia from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the zoo's fifth Amur tiger (also known as Siberian tigers). The 300-pound male will be in the zoo's First Niagara Big Cat Falls exhibit only in the mornings as he adjusts to his new home. For now, the public can see him there before noon each day. Grom will turn 8 on May 11. He joins Changbai and Koosaka, sisters who were born at the Philadelphia Zoo in May 2007, and brothers Dimitri and Wiz, who were born at the Columbus Zoo in June 2012 and came to Philadelphia in January 2014.
March 5, 2016
Detroit Tigers center fielder Cameron Maybin is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a broken left wrist. Manager Brad Ausmus announced the news Thursday, a day after Maybin was hit by a pitch in a spring training game. Another X-ray will be taken in two weeks, Ausmus said. The 28-year-old Maybin was re-acquired by the Tigers from the Atlanta Braves in a November trade for pitchers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier. After being drafted by the Tigers in 2005, he has played most of his major-league career with the Marlins, San Diego and Atlanta.
January 15, 2016 |
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis point guard Ricky Tarrant Jr. literally took a shot to the mouth, and bounced back to deliver the knockout free throws as the Tigers rallied past Temple, 67-65, in an American Athletic Conference game Wednesday night before 12,247 at FedEx Forum. The Owls, who had built an 11-point lead five minutes into the second half and saw it slip away thanks to Tiger pressure and some suddenly suspect ballhandling, looked to have forced overtime with two seconds left as Josh Brown stole the ball off a rebound and put it home to tie the game at 65 for the Owls (8-7, 3-2)
January 14, 2016 |
Temple at Memphis Wednesday at 8 p.m., Fed Ex Forum, Memphis, Tennessee. TV/radio: CBS Sports Network/WPHT-AM (1210). Records: Temple, 8-6, 3-1 American Athletic Conference; Memphis, 10-5, 1-1. On Temple: AAC player of the week Quenton DeCosey shot 8 for 11 from three-point range in last week's wins over Connecticut and East Carolina. On Memphis: The Tigers lost, 81-78, on Saturday at UConn despite having a 42-29 rebounding edge. Memphis committed 26 fouls in a game in which 49 were called.
November 21, 2015 |
No. 6 seed Marple Newtown at No. 2 Upper Moreland, 7 p.m. Friday. Record: The Tigers and Golden Bears are both 9-2 overall. Fast Fact I: This is Marple Newtown's fourth appearance in the district playoffs. Fast Fact II: In 2008, Upper Moreland reached the District 1 Class AAA final before losing to West Chester Rustin. Key Matchup: Tigers defensive tackle Justin McKeown vs. Golden Bears center Christian Leighton and guard Ryan Caral. Pick: Upper Moreland, 23-20.
July 17, 2015 |
ANYONE WHO says golf isn't entertaining wasn't paying attention to the British Open yesterday. There was ESPN analyst Paul Azinger, who won the PGA Championship in 1993, dressing down Tiger Woods. And speaking of dressing, who told John Daly it was OK to wear pajamas on the course? Azinger teed off on Tiger several times, even going so far as to call him a "hack. " Here's are some of Paul's best on-air zingers: * "It's hard to watch the greatest player of this generation be a middle-of-the-pack hack.