July 3, 2007 |
Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens filed a $600,000 lawsuit in New York, contending his name and photo were used in nightclub ads without his permission. The former Eagles star said the Avalon nightclub on Manhattan's West Side improperly used his name, likeness and the initials T.O. in 2006 and 2007 to promote events and parties. He said the club claimed he would be hosting the parties. Owens' lawyer, Robert Milner, said yesterday that Avalon officials had never tried to contact Owens.
June 10, 2007 |
Brian Ching scored in the first half, and Landon Donovan became the U.S. career points leader when he fed Eddie Johnson for a second-half goal yesterday as the United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in Carson, Calif. Donovan collected his 25th assist to go with 30 international goals. With 85 points, he moved one ahead of Eric Wynalda. Colleges Traci Green was named the women's tennis coach at Harvard.
February 4, 2007 |
Different paths. Alicia Callejas Sanchez came to the States from El Salvador 21 years ago to find work. Joanna Hazel Dyer came from Trinidad and Tobago three years later to attend what is now Philadelphia Biblical University. A week ago, they stood among 23 others from 19 countries - alphabetically from Belgium to the former Yugoslavia - at the Chester County Courthouse to be sworn in as citizens of the United States of America. January always brings the smallest group, said Penny S. First, "but this was small even for January.
November 17, 2005 |
Trinidad and Tobago, along with the Czech Republic, advanced to the World Cup for the first time yesterday, the final day of qualifying that began 26 months ago. Spain qualified for its eighth consecutive tournament as the final five berths in the 32-nation field were filled. Switzerland ousted Turkey, and Australia beat Uruguay to advance for the first time since 1974 and become the first nation to qualify for a World Cup in a penalty-kick shoot-out. The qualifiers will be drawn into eight four-team groups Dec. 9 in Leipzig, Germany.
September 11, 2005 |
Insisting the competitive fire is still there, four-time world champion Allen Johnson won the 110-meter hurdles yesterday at the World Athletics Final in Monte Carlo to end a difficult season on a positive note. The 34-year-old American, who finished in 13.09 seconds in a stiff breeze, had not won a major international race this season until the Brussels Golden League meet two weeks ago. Dominique Arnold finished second in 13.10, and Olympic silver medalist Terrence Trammell was timed in 13.17 to take third in a 1-2-3 American sweep.
August 18, 2005 |
Bobby Convey's first touch of last night's World Cup qualifier came a little more than a minute in. The Northeast Philadelphia native redirected the ball back to a teammate and took off. He didn't stop much all night, until he was finally escorted off the field with a second yellow card. "Bobby really caused a lot of problems making runs tonight," U.S. teammate Brian McBride said. That first pass was returned right back to Convey. The left midfielder then angled toward Trinidad and Tobago's goal and found the right moment to send a pass over to McBride, whose sliding goal gave the U.S. team a 1-0 lead 91 seconds into the game at Rentschler Field.
August 16, 2005 |
Every day is a tryout. That's how Chris Albright views his bid to make the U.S. squad for next year's soccer World Cup. "It's in the front of my mind at all times," Albright said. The Philadelphia native and Penn Charter graduate is on the U.S. roster for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago in East Hartford, Conn. These kinds of games are the biggest tryouts, but Albright knows his play for the Los Angeles Galaxy also is a crucial part of the trial. "I have to prove myself," Albright said the other day in a telephone interview.
August 11, 2005 |
Curtis Withers of Charlotte scored 15 points and Terrence Roberts of Syracuse added 14 as the United States rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Slovenia, 82-79, yesterday in the preliminary round of the men's basketball Under 21 World Championships. The United States (5-0) advanced and will face Canada in tomorrow's quarterfinals, in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Villanova guard Randy Foye will be the flag-bearer for the U.S. delegation at the World University Games in Izmir, Turkey, in tonight's opening ceremonies.
August 26, 2003 |
The 76ers' Allen Iverson made seven three-pointers in the third quarter and finished with 28 points as the United States men's basketball team rolled over Canada, 111-71, at the FIBA-Americas Olympic qualifying tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Iverson's total was the most by any American in the tournament. Canada led at the end of the first quarter, 28-21, on the play of Steve Nash, who had five assists, including several on alley-oop dunks. But Canadiana coach Jay Triano - apparently viewing the game as ultimately unwinnable - never put Nash back in the rest of the way. The U.S. team, playing without leading scorer Tracy McGrady (sprained back)
October 28, 2001 |
Overhead, the inky sky is spangled with more stars than I think I have ever seen. In the distance and far below me, I can hear the soft lapping of the Caribbean. It is after midnight and the gentle, rhythmic kiss of sea on sand is the only sound, save for the rustling when an occasional zephyr wafts up the hillside and rattles the fronds of nearby palms. I am sitting on the patio of the Crow's Nest, the single deluxe cottage at the Arnos Vale Hotel, a 29-room mini-resort on the southwest coast of this island situated less than 30 miles off the coast of Venezuela.