February 19, 2015 |
La Salle University on Tuesday named the first female president in its 152-year history. Colleen M. Hanycz, head of Brescia University College, a Catholic school in London, Ontario, will take the helm of the 6,200-student La Salle on July 10. The Canadian educator will be the first layperson to lead the Philadelphia university, whose previous presidents have been Christian Brothers. "I can't tell you how excited I am at having this opportunity," said Hanycz (pronounced Han-ich)
January 12, 2015 |
TORONTO - The opening appeared, and Gerald Henderson was through it all night at the Air Canada Centre. It's been like that since the Episcopal Academy graduate hit the starting lineup for the Charlotte Hornets. An opening appeared, at midseason, and he's through it. Although Hornets point guard Kemba Walker had 29 points on Thursday, he said after Charlotte got past Toronto, 103-95: "Tonight, it was Gerald. He was unbelievable at the offensive end. " It's always been very tough to keep Henderson from getting to his spots.
December 22, 2014 |
TORONTO - The Flyers started an eight-game road trip with an inspiring comeback and their best offensive performance of the season Saturday night. Claude Giroux had two goals and a pair of assists, Jake Voracek dealt four assists and took over the NHL scoring lead, and the Flyers overcame an early 2-0 deficit and defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7-4, at the Air Canada Centre. "It was fun because we were playing the right way the whole game, and we played 60 minutes," said Giroux, whose team had a 42-25 advantage in shots.
November 10, 2014 |
TORONTO - The infamous 1972-73 Sixers have company. For the second time in franchise history, the Sixers are winless through seven games. Two days after a one-basket loss to the Chicago Bulls, a trip across the border only amplified the 2014-15 Sixers' futility. The Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors walked all over the shorthanded Sixers last night en route to a 120-88 victory in front of 18,470 at the Air Canada Centre. The 32-point loss is the largest margin of defeat for this listless Sixers squad.
September 26, 2014 |
TORONTO - For most, Monday night would have induced a feeling of sheer panic. Jay Rosehill was left to sit in the stands in London, Ontario, for the Flyers' first preseason game. All he could do was watch as bearish newcomer Zack Stortini - a free-agent signee who is the same age, has 140 games more NHL experience and nearly double the penalty minutes - was given a solo shot to steal his meal ticket. Stortini, 29, took on two of Toronto's heavyweights, Frazer McLaren and Troy Bodie, and acquitted himself well.
September 20, 2014
Flyers training camp will begin Friday in Voorhees with three days of workouts that are open to the public for free. The sessions Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. On Monday, the Flyers will have two split-squad exhibition games - one against Washington at the Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m., the other against Toronto in London, Ontario, at 7 p.m.
September 10, 2014 |
TORONTO - Friday was Bill Murray Day at the Toronto Film Festival. There were free screenings of Stripes , Ghostbusters , and Groundhog Day . There were props, literal and figurative, for the honoree: adulation galore from Murray devotees, and a plastic gold crown and a red "Happy Bill Murray Day" sash that the actor was gracious enough, and clownish enough, to wear. And in the evening, a sellout crowd at the Princess of Wales Theater was treated to the world premiere of St. Vincent , in which Murray - "disagreeable and lovable at the same moment," per the film's director, Theodore Melfi - plays a hard-drinking, hard-smoking, hard-gambling misanthrope-turned-babysitter to his neighbor's kid. The mom (Melissa McCarthy)
September 5, 2014 |
Facing a keeper on his game, the Union needed persistence, patience, and finally the finishing touch of Conor Casey. Putting all three together, the Union defeated Toronto FC, 1-0, Wednesday night in a Major League Soccer game in front of 15,238 at PPL Park in Chester. The Union (8-9-9, 33 points) moved into a three-way tie for fourth place with Toronto and Columbus in the Eastern Conference. The top five teams will make the playoffs. Goalkeeper Joe Bendik made several acrobatic saves to keep Toronto in the game.
September 2, 2014 |
NEW YORK - The Phillies traded outfielder-first baseman John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday for minor-league third baseman Gustavo Pierre. All players traded by Sunday are eligible for the postseason. Mayberry has been on the disabled list since July 22 because of inflammation in his left wrist. He appeared in nine rehab games for triple-A Lehigh Valley. Mayberry, 30, is a former first-round draft choice of the Texas Rangers. The Phillies acquired him from the Rangers in November 2008 for Greg Golson.
September 1, 2014 |
Is Reese Witherspoon this year's Matthew McConaughey ? That is, a familiar face from formula-froth rom-coms and packaged studio product who opts to return to the kind of smaller-budget, character-driven fare that launched said career, and who uses the Toronto International Film Festival as a catapult to awards-season glory? Last year: McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club , directed by French Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée , and a best-actor Oscar at the end of it all. This year: Witherspoon in Wild , likewise directed by Vallée - and with an Academy Award best actress statue in her future, perhaps?