June 13, 2015 |
Ryan Shinn played in 31 games for the Northern Burlington County baseball team this season. It was the one game he missed that struck a chord with Greyhounds coach Rick Doppler. "We knew for a long time that he wasn't going to be there," Doppler said of the May 16 game against Haddonfield in the quarterfinals of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. Shinn missed the game because of a family commitment. But he had a message for his teammates. "He told our players before the game, 'You guys can win this without me,' " Doppler said.
September 25, 2013 |
Suddenly, it's a David Bromberg convergence: Work from his past and work from his present are hitting simultaneously. Tuesday brings the release of Only Slightly Mad , Bromberg's third album after returning in 2007 from a 22-year hiatus from recording. Also out on Tuesday is Live at Caffè Lena: Music From America's Legendary Coffeehouse, 1967-2013 , a three-disc compilation that includes a 1972 Bromberg performance of "The Holdup," an amusing song he wrote with George Harrison.
August 22, 2013
CHEERLEADING isn't a sport and cheerleaders aren't athletes, right? Aren't they just a bunch of cute girls with hot bodies, shaking their butts and setting women back a hundred years by reinforcing gender stereotypes? Personally, I find it puzzling to call cheerleading anything but a sport. It requires strength, stamina, coordination, gymnastic skills and the grace of a classical dancer. It's hard work, baby. To be a pro, you need intelligence, beauty and exceptional athleticism - plus dedication, determination and discipline.
May 17, 2013 |
SO FAR THIS WEEK, President Obama has been called potentially "worse than Nixon" on freedom of the press issues, been accused of running an administration guilty of "outrageous, totally inexcusable" conduct, and has endured calls for the proverbial head of his handpicked attorney general, Eric Holder. Rush Limbaugh's at it again? Not exactly. During arguably the worst news cycle of his 52 months in the Oval Office, Obama suffered those verbal broadsides from liberal commentators and journalists such as the lawyer in the 1971 Pentagon Papers leak case and from Carl Bernstein, the reporter who helped break open Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal.
March 8, 2013 |
Federal officials warned this week that "nightmare bacteria" - including the deadly superbug that struck a National Institutes of Health facility two years ago - are increasingly resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, posing a growing threat to hospitals and nursing homes nationwide. "It's not often that our scientists come to me and say we have a very serious problem and we need to sound an alarm," Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a news conference Tuesday.
February 28, 2013 |
When his career was still in its formative stages, Wallace Bentley Hussong had a choice between Freud and football. He opted for the couch, and practiced psychoanalysis in Camden County for nearly a half-century. Dr. Hussong, 93, of Merchantville, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, at his home, having never taken the road measured in yard lines. But from high school through college, the semipro Camden Zuni Indians, and an Eagles practice squad, he was a triple threat - quarterback, receiver, and kicker.
February 11, 2013 |
THE CELTICS relied on their veterans to help them win the matchup of the NBA's two hottest teams. Paul Pierce had 27 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 118-114 triple-overtime victory over the visiting Nuggets on Sunday. Boston's win also ended Denver's winning streak at nine games. Pierce made a tying three-pointer in the second OT to make it 107-107 and extend the game. "I mean, that's what great players do. I would love to tell you I had something to do with it," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said.
January 7, 2013 |
CHRIS McNEAL freely admits he was always a pretty bad shooter. He cannot offer, however, stories about games when he missed maybe 11 of 13 attempts or thumped three-pointers off the sides or top of backboards. "Since I wasn't good at threes, I hardly ever took them," he said. "Almost all my shots came off drives. " McNeal, a 6-1 junior, is now a starting wing guard for Episcopal Academy's basketball team and Saturday at Neumann University he drained five of seven shots from beyond the arc as the Churchmen bested Malvern Prep, 64-47, in the opening game of the Inter-Ac's annual let's-get-the-league-play-started-party called the Dan Dougherty Tripleheader.
July 15, 2012 |
Former Eagles quarterback King Hill, 75, who after an all-American career at Rice spent 12 years in the NFL, mostly as a backup, died Saturday of cancer, according to the Houston Chronicle. Mr. Hill, who was known as a triple threat, had two interceptions playing safety, scored the tying touchdown, and kicked the winning extra point when Rice ended No. 1 Alabama's 19-game winning streak with a 7-6 victory Nov. 16, 1957. The Chicago Cardinals drafted him No. 1 overall in 1958, and he was acquired by the Eagles in 1961.