April 24, 2015 |
They call it the Penn Relays Carnival, and a carnival it is. Friends and former rivals reunite once again. The carnival village outside Franklin Field is teeming with activity. The food vendors are busy. Walk around and you may run into someone you haven't seen in ages. But the real activity takes place inside Franklin Field. There will be nearly 36 hours of competition over three days featuring 312 events for runners from grade school age to 98-year-old Champ Goldy, running in Saturday's 100 meters for youngsters 75 and older.
October 28, 2014 |
That'll teach U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis to start a game with Abby Wambach on the bench. The 34-year-old forward and all-time leading goal scorer in international play was not in the starting lineup for Friday's CONCACAF soccer semifinal. Instead she came on as a substitute, replacing Sydney Leroux in the 62d minute. But Wambach returned to the starting 11 in Sunday's CONCACAF final, and her impact was felt immediately as the veteran netted four goals en route to a 6-0 win over Costa Rica.
April 10, 2014
KEON DANIEL'S tenure with the Union officially ended yesterday, as the club announced it released the midfielder early in his fourth season in Philadelphia. Since joining the Union in March 2011, Daniel made 64 appearances, including 46 starts, but had yet to play this season. Officially, Daniel's departure came via "a contract termination by mutual consent," according to a statement released by the club. With the Union, the 27-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago scored two goals and recorded four assists while logging 4,126 minutes.
September 13, 2013 |
Darryl Rigney said he had the car and Montez Bethea the idea: "I know where to score some marijuana. " Score proved to be an understatement. When Bethea and another friend, Rashann James, left the house in the 3000 block of Redner Street in Brewerytown, Rigney testified, they took with them a plastic trash bag containing 12 pounds of marijuana and three handguns. And they left behind two bodies. On Wednesday, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn B. Bronson convicted Bethea and James of first-degree murder in the Dec. 8, 2010, shootings of Jemark Glenn Miller Daniel and girlfriend Petranella London, both 24. Bronson called the case "a senseless killing of two young people who were slaughtered over a trash bag full of marijuana.
January 23, 2013
THE UNION selected Eric Schoenle (West Virginia), Uriah Bentick (Liberty), Mark Linnville (Princeton), Jake Keegan (Binghamton) and Leonardo Fernandes (Stony Brook) in the supplemental draft Tuesday. With the No. 12 pick, the Union selected Schoenle, 21, a defender and local product from Yardley who attended Pennsbury High School and played for the Yardley Makefield Soccer youth club. At No. 17, the club picked Bentick, 23, a senior defender and native of Trinidad and Tobago.
January 20, 2013
Breeders' Cup Mile winner Wise Dan , a gelding, won a triple crown at the Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Saturday night, taking honors as the horse of the year, best male turf horse, and top older male. The top jockey award went to Ramon Dominguez , who is in a New York hospital with a fractured skull suffered in a spill Friday at Aqueduct. It's the third award for Dominguez, whose wife, Sharon , said doctors are optimistic he will fully recover.
December 9, 2012 |
I'll never forget sailing on a glass-bottom boat from Store Bay in Tobago to Buccoo Reef, one of the most spectacular treasures of the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. At the Coral Gardens, the boat stopped to allow those who wanted to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive to get off, while the rest of us stayed on to survey the fantastic coral formations and watch the varied marine life swimming in the turquoise water beneath the boat. At the Nylon Pool, a naturally formed pool within the reef itself, I got out of the boat with the other passengers and jumped into the warm water.
October 3, 2012
Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill. TV: TCN Records: Union, 8-15-6, 30 points; Chicago, 16-9-5, 53 points. Coaches: Union, John Hackworth (6-8-4), Chicago, Frank Klopas (24-14-15). Union on the road: 2-8-4; Fire at home: 11-2-2. Goals for: Union, 31; Chicago, 42 Goals against: Union, 36; Chicago, 36. Previous meetings: On March 24, the Union lost, 1-0, at Chicago. The Fire also won, 3-1, on Aug. 12 at PPL Park.
July 18, 2012 |
Jenna Jameson, the porn queen turned actress and best-selling author, will host the 10th Annual Diamond G-String Contest on July 25 at Delilah's (100 Spring Garden). The event starts at 7 p.m. and features more than $10,000 in prizes for contestants, many of whom spend months preparing elaborate routines. Jameson, who is married to UFC fighter Tito Ortiz, is retired from porn and from stripping, though she served as a Wingette in February's Sportsradio 94 WIP's Wing Bowl XX on behalf of the Gold Club (1415 Chancellor)
February 17, 2012 |
BAYER LEVERKUSEN sporting director Rudi Voeller was dismayed that his players squabbled over the souvenir when Lionel Messi gave the shirt off his back - at halftime. Messi scored one goal, set up another and hit a post in Barcelona's 3-1 Champions League win at Leverkusen (Germany) on Tuesday night, when two of the home team's players were a little too keen to collect a jersey from the three-time FIFA player of the year. The eagerness of defenders Michal Kadlec and Manuel Friedrich to acquire Messi's shirt was "definitely a bit too much," Voeller said in yesterday's edition of German daily Bild . Bild reported Kadlec exchanged jerseys with the Argentine star at halftime, only for Friedrich to take it from him after a squabble outside the locker rooms.