June 13, 2015 |
There may be a chance that Dario Saric will wear a 76ers uniform sooner than expected. The Sixers are negotiating with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League to bring the forward to the NBA next season, according to Eurobasket.com. The Sixers acquired Saric's rights last year in the NBA draft. They traded their first-round pick, Elfrid Payton (10th overall), to the Orlando Magic for Saric, who was selected 12th, plus a 2017 top-11-protected pick and a 2015 second-rounder.
May 27, 2015 |
Their classmates may be at the pool or on the beach this summer, but seven Hill School students plan to be in Turkey, volunteering at a Syrian refugee camp. The students, all girls, will travel as part of the Give A Hand program, started last year by Hülya Kösematoglu, a sophomore at the Pottstown boarding school. In addition to helping the refugees, the goal of the girls is to learn about local life and Turkish culture. Kösematoglu, who moved to the United States two years ago from Istanbul, said she realized the Western world has a drastically different view of her home.
April 29, 2015
LAST WEEK was bad for Holocaust deniers. Oskar Groening, the "accountant of Auschwitz," testified he had personally seen up to 1.5 million Jews "murdered in Auschwitz. I was there," he said. Elsewhere, Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, carried out against Armenians (Christians) by someone. Who? Turkey (Muslims) will get mad if I say. Earlier this month, Pope Francis rattled Turkey's cage when he called the slaughter "the first genocide of the 20th century.
March 27, 2015 |
DENVER - The adjustment, to say the least, has been strenuous. New country, unfamiliar teammates, different style of play. Those are just some of the things Furkan Aldemir has encountered since leaving his native Turkey and coming over to join the 76ers on Dec. 15. After slowly getting worked into the rotation and seeing action in 17 of 18 games, Aldemir was relegated to the bench and played in only five of the next 15. But with a contract...
December 19, 2014 |
76ers coach Brett Brown smiled Wednesday when he was asked about first-round pick Dario Saric. The Sixers acquired the 6-foot-10 power forward in a draft-day trade with the Orlando Magic. The Croatian has a contract with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League that may prevent him from playing in the NBA until the 2016-17 season. But the Sixers are keeping tabs on his development, and they love what they're seeing. Saric, 20, was named the Euroleague MVP for November.
December 9, 2014 |
While the Eagles were brilliant on Thanksgiving Day against the Cowboys, they saved their turkey for 10 days later at home against the Seahawks on Sunday. Here is a comparison of their offensive numbers in the last two games: At Dallas Statisic Vs. Seattle 33 Points 14 464 Yards 139 256 Rushing yards 57 6.2 Yards per play 3.1 8 for 15 Third-down conversions 2 for 11 3 Punts 8 26 First downs 9
November 27, 2014 |
For many of us, Thanksgiving dinner is all about tradition - re-creating the same, satisfying, gravy-soaked turkey coma we remember from our childhoods. But once the brining, basting, and bingeing of Thanksgiving Day are behind us, well, that's when things get interesting. There's no wrong way to make a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich. But, as some of the region's inventive chefs proved, there are plenty of right ways. We asked the chefs to innovate, and they delivered: turkey-and-stuffing scrapple to cure your tryptophan hangover, open-faced turkey towers served on slabs of stuffing, a Taiwanese-style turkey salad sandwich, and a vegan French dip with a schmear of mashed potato, roasted mushrooms, and gravy.
November 27, 2014 |
What does it take to make Thanksgiving dinner for 1,000 people? About eight volunteers, and about 700 pounds of turkey, and equal portions of mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato pies and green beans. On Monday evening, a group from the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia began preparing homemade dinners they'll serve this Thanksgiving holiday. By Tuesday afternoon, they were finishing their prep work, which will be presented Thursday at the Salvation Army's Soups On!
November 26, 2014 |
THERE COULD BE a new face on the floor for the 76ers pretty soon, and it's someone who fans have been keeping an eye on for a little bit. Forward Furkan Aldemir, a 6-9, 230-pound rebounder from Turkey, terminated his 3-year contract with his Turkish team, Galatasaray. The Sixers acquired his rights, along with those of Royce White, from the Houston Rockets in 2013. General manager Sam Hinkie did not accept a request to talk about the possible signing. A source said that nothing has been finalized, though something could be announced within the next few days.
November 22, 2014 |
Cory Gallant thinks Thanksgiving Eve has become a more important date for nightlife than Halloween, or even New Year's Eve. People coming home for the holiday, reuniting with friends and family, make the evening particularly lively, said Gallant, general manager of Lucky Strike Lounge & Lanes in Center City. "It's about personal relationships, not just drinking," Gallant explained. And if the club and bar scene isn't for you, there are plenty of other places to meet up with the old gang before the bird is carved.