June 19, 1995 |
Toronto became the first American League team yesterday to surpass the million mark in home attendance this season. Yesterday's crowd at the SkyDome was announced as 40,215, pushing the Blue Jays' total to 1,008,217. Though the Blue Jays lead in overall attendance, they still trail the Baltimore Orioles in average attendance. The Orioles have averaged 39,413 in 22 home dates; the Blue Jays, 38,778 in 26 home dates. Last year, Toronto averaged 48,497 for its first 26 dates.
March 11, 1991 |
Morris Clothier of Valley Forge won the United States Amateur Court Tennis Championship for the second straight season and the fourth time in five years, defeating George Bell of Gulph Mills, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, in an all-Philadelphia- area final yesterday at the New York Racquet and Tennis Club. Bell rallied in the third set from 1-3 but could not overtake Clothier, who held him off with well-placed drives and volleys. Clothier did not lose a set in four tournament matches. Peter Stanley, who formerly played for Princeton, and David Boyum, who formerly played for Harvard, combined to upset the top-seeded pair of Todd Binns of Toronto and Tom Page of Philadelphia, 15-12, 15-11, 16-15, in gaining the semifinal round of the $15,000 Mutual Benefit Life Elite Squash Racquets Doubles Championship at the Cynwyd Club.
September 5, 2012
The Wings and the National Lacrosse League announced their schedules on Tuesday. Here is the Wings' 16-game schedule. All home games are at the Wells Fargo Center. Home games are in bold: DATE OPPONENT TIME Jan. 11 vs. BUFFALO 7 Jan. 19 at Toronto 7 Jan. 26 at Buffalo 7:30 Jan. 27 vs. CALGARY 4 Feb. 8 vs. ROCHESTER 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at Rochester 7:30 Feb. 24 vs. COLORADO 4 March 1 at Buffalo 7:30 Marcy 9 vs.
February 13, 2013 |
TORONTO - If Flyers coach Peter Laviolette decides to call Brian Boucher's name Tuesday night in Winnipeg, the veteran goalie says he is ready for his first NHL start since last season. "Yeah, absolutely," Boucher said after rejoining the Flyers and taking part in their morning practice before Monday night's game in Toronto. "I played a bit in Adirondack, so it's been good. Anytime you get game sharpness, it certainly helps, and I feel it's been a good thing for me. " Laviolette would not commit to Tuesday's goalie.
April 5, 2014 |
BOSTON - The 76ers endured a 26-game losing streak and tied the longest skid in major professional sports history. They have lost 28 of their last 29 games. However, the tanking Sixers (16-59) remain a long shot to finish with the NBA's worst record. The Milwaukee Bucks have all but locked up the best chance for the top pick in the draft lottery. Milwaukee (14-61) has a two-loss cushion over the Sixers with seven games remaining. And the Bucks will be hard-pressed to win two of those games.
September 24, 2010
Blue Jays 1, Mariners 0 I.Suzuki rf 5 0 2 0 .315 Snider lf 4 0 1 0 .240 Figgins 2b 3 0 1 0 .258 Y.Escobar ss 2 0 0 0 .288 Jo.Lopez 3b 4 0 0 0 .236 J.Bautista rf 2 1 1 1 .265 Smoak 1b 3 0 1 0 .196 V.Wells cf 2 0 0 0 .270 M.Saunders lf 3 0 0 0 .
March 10, 2014 |
TORONTO - Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen has been in the NHL for 15 seasons, but he had never scored against Toronto. Until Saturday night. Timonen, who will turn 39 later this month, scored two goals to dramatically tie the score at 2, but it wasn't enough. Former Flyer Joffrey Lupul won it with 2 minutes, 39 seconds left in overtime, tapping in Dion Phaneuf's pass to give Toronto a riveting, 4-3 victory at the Air Canada Centre. The Flyers, who nearly earned their 12th win after trailing in the third period this season, salvaged a point and are on a 3-0-1 run. "The point is huge.
March 4, 2015 |
This season has been one in which the 76ers are looking for keepers. Not surprisingly, there probably aren't a lot on the current roster who should seek long-term mortgages in Philadelphia. With nothing to lose except plenty of games, the last two seasons have been open auditions and as the team's 13-47 record attests, the casting call hasn't been stellar. One player who could fit in the Sixers' future plans, although the body of work consists of just four games, is 6-foot-10 forward Thomas Robinson.
November 29, 2000 |
Bob Clarke won't keep Eric Lindros sidelined out of spite toward the Flyers' former captain, Clarke said yesterday. But the Flyers general manager won't trade Lindros to Toronto - which Lindros yesterday announced as his preferred destination - or anywhere else, Clarke said, unless the deal substantially benefits the Flyers. "I don't like what Eric did to this club, but my responsibility is to the Philadelphia Flyers, not to Eric Lindros, and we're going to do what's right for the Flyers," Clarke said yesterday.
April 27, 2004 |
The Toronto Blue Jays wonder why Ted Lilly hasn't had more success. He gave them - and the frustrated Minnesota Twins - a good look at his talent last night. Lilly tossed a two-hitter, giving Toronto's struggling starters a big boost in a 6-1 victory over host Minnesota. "I'm surprised he hasn't won more games in his career with the stuff he has," Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca said. "I think his stuff is that good. I really do. " Lilly, who is 23-26 in 100 career appearances, came to Toronto in a trade for outfielder Bobby Kielty after spending last season in Oakland.