May 9, 2016 |
When rookie head coach Andy Reid signed veteran backup Doug Pederson in 1999 and immediately installed him as the Eagles starting quarterback, come hell or high draft pick, Reid's mentor, Mike Holmgren, shook his head. "That can wreck your team," Holmgren, the Green Bay coach, said. Jobs aren't supposed to be handed out in March or April. Players in the locker room like to believe in a meritocracy, particularly if the lack of one might cost them a football game. Plus, how can the fans accept a starter - and not call for his highly anticipated replacement - when it doesn't appear the guy had to earn the position?
April 2, 2013 |
St. Joseph's Prep rallied for three runs in the seventh inning Monday to beat visiting Cardinal O'Hara, 3-2, in a Catholic League baseball game. The Prep worked three walks to start the seventh. Frank Santore and Shane Williams singled to tie the game before Chase Standen hit a hard ground ball, which a drawn-in infield could not corral, for a game-winning base hit. Nonleague. Unionville beat visiting Coatesville, 9-8, with a little help. Unionville's Kyle Langerhans led off the seventh with a single and advanced to third after a bunt and an infield single.
April 10, 2012 |
Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has his lips mostly sealed. For the Flyers, that's a great sign heading into the Pennsylvania Cold War series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. You see, ever since Bryzgalov stopped talking about himself and focusing on his game and his teammates, he has flourished. On Monday, Bryzgalov, who put a three-minute time limit on the group interview, said very little, though we did learn he doesn't fear the favored Penguins. "I'm not afraid of anything [except]
February 23, 2012 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The baseball gods do not discriminate. Hitters make outs. Outs end games. Games end seasons. Even the best of the best are not immune. Ryan Howard knows this. Still . . . "It sucks," Howard said yesterday. "I'm not going to lie. " What Howard dealt with this offseason was little more than a curiosity of chance. Two straight seasons, his spot in the lineup happened to be up with two outs and the Phillies trailing by a run in what would prove to be the final game of a postseason series.
January 29, 2012
Sunday A writer at sea In his new book Hemingway's Boat , author Paul Hendrickson accomplishes something that should be just about impossible - taking a fresh look at the life of a writer whose name has ossified into one-word shorthand for a kind of macho intellectual posturing and freeing it so we can see the tortured, torturing soul behind the works. Starting with Papa's purchase of his fishing boat Pilar in 1934 and continuing until his suicide in 1961, the book details the man's struggles with love, fame, and fatherhood.
October 25, 2011
Paul Leka, 68, a songwriter and producer who was best known for writing the chanting chorus of "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)," a 1969 hit that was reborn in the 1970s as a sports arena anthem, died Oct. 12 in a hospice near his home in Sharon, Conn. The cause was lung cancer, said his brother, George. Mr. Leka wrote and produced "Green Tambourine," a No. 1 hit in 1967 for the Lemon Pipers; signed REO Speedwagon to its first record contract; and produced four of Harry Chapin's albums, including 1974's Verities & Balderdash . In 1969, Mr. Leka was helping a friend, Gary DeCarlo, fill the B-side of a single he was recording for Buddah.
August 19, 2011
Q When my husband divorced his first wife three years ago, there was no alimony or child support awarded. Both their children were grown. We pay for his daughter's education, and I have no objection. He also agreed to pay his ex-wife's rent and a little extra to help while she got an education, too, and found a job. The daughter was still living at home. Now the daughter has moved out and wants her dad to help her with her rent until she finishes college next year. Meanwhile, the ex-wife hasn't even started school.
April 25, 2011 |
BUFFALO - The day began for the Flyers with a Mystery Daily Double: 1) Who would play goaltender and, 2) Would Chris Pronger take the ice for the first time in the series? The correct responses, as we now know, are: 1) Everyone, and 2) Sort of. It was a limited role for Pronger in the Flyers' Game 6 victory over the Sabres, only five shifts, all on the power play. He took two shots, one of which missed the net. His total ice time was 4 minutes, 33 seconds. Along the way, Pronger was called for a slashing penalty while fencing with Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers in the crease in the first period.
September 30, 2010 |
After yesterday's morning workout on the second day of training camp at Saint Joseph's, forward Thad Young walked across the court with a Twizzler in his mouth and another in his hand. He didn't get the candy from teammate Elton Brand. Brand has sworn off the treats. And fried food. And a lot of other goodies that would add to his waist line. Brand reported to training camp more than 10 pounds lighter than the 265 he carried last season. Now 31 and entering his 12th NBA season, Brand knew after last year's disappointing run that changes were needed.
May 11, 2010
Edison High School outlasted George Washington in a wild baseball game that took 3 hours and 55 minutes to complete yesterday. Edison trailed by 8-0 and 13-2, then led by 20-15 before Washington rallied. Jake Wright made it 20-20 with a three-run homer in the home seventh. The Owls won it for reliever Gonzalo Lebron on Miguel Delgado's RBI single. Jose Sosa hit two homers for four RBI. Teammate Chris Lopez also homered, as did Washington's Dan Meade. One umpire tried to halt the game at 6:30.