April 2, 2012 |
THE COACHES kept no score, but used stats as a litmus to gauge just how efficient and effective Penn football in 2012 will be. In an annual spring game (of sorts) Sunday at Franklin Field, coach Al Bagnoli and staff kept their own scoring system, awarding points to the offense for first downs, touchdowns and highlight-reel plays. On defense, points were given for drive stoppages, negative yardage plays, turnovers, etc. In the end, it was the offense that proved more dominant, scoring six times.
March 20, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nikola Vucevic is going through a routine part of any rookie's season in the NBA. He appears to be lost on the offensive end, a step (or two) slow on the defensive side, and is playing with all the aggressiveness of a pillow. No matter how much 76ers coach Doug Collins rides his rookie center, and he has done so frequently lately, he understands what Vucevic is going through. Every player has a certain amount of struggle time during his first season. Including the Sixers' 105-80 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night, he has scored just 17 points in his last six games, making just six of his last 26 shots.
March 20, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If you're a shooter and a scorer, Doug Collins is the coach for you. He was that type of player when he played and he more than understands the ups and downs of being a player relied on to fill the scoring column each and every game. It is why he and Lou Williams possess such a unique relationship. Williams leads the team in scoring despite coming off the bench, despite averaging about 26 minutes a game. There are times when he carries the team and there are times when his misses pile up quickly.
March 5, 2012 |
Question: It's been a bad time for my husband and me. We dealt with a late miscarriage about a year ago, followed by surgery related to the miscarriage. I haven't been able to get pregnant again, and multiple people around me have had babies (two very close to my due date) or are getting pregnant. My job is probably not going to last beyond spring. I have been looking for another job for months, have been on more interviews than I ever thought I would get, but still don't have a new position.
February 24, 2012 |
By virtue of its simple, stylized look - bold lines and color blocks - and effervescent Cuban jazz score, the Spanish animated feature Chico & Rita rises above its routine story of a troubled love affair between talented musicians. The movie opens as the aged Chico (voice of Eman Xor Oña), a Havana bootblack, looks out at the city and flashes back to pre-revolution days when he was a young piano player and ladies' man and fell for alluring songbird Rita (Limara Meneses). Over the following decades, the relationship will have some ups and lots of downs.
January 27, 2012 |
Haley Raymond watched as her free throw hit the back of the rim and bounced straight up toward the top of the backboard. For a tense moment, the ball seemed suspended in midair, almost as if it was deciding whether to fall through the circle beneath it. As it seemed to do all night for the Haddonfield girls' basketball team, the ball ultimately complied, swishing through the net with a little more than two minutes left and giving the...
January 16, 2012 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tebowmania had no chance against Tom Brady's playoff pedigree. All the heroics, all the big plays and quite a few records belonged to Brady and the New England Patriots on Saturday night in a 45-10 rout of overmatched Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Brady threw six touchdown passes, putting the Patriots into the AFC Championship Game and silencing the nationwide frenzy surrounding Tebow. The Patriots, winners of nine straight games, will host Baltimore on Sunday for a spot in the Super Bowl.
January 5, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - In a city that is in the throes of football mania, a calming basketball game was just what the people needed. What they got was a load of the Sixers' Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday - and a loss for their beloved Hornets. The streets were a sea of Michigan blue and Virginia Tech maroon the past couple of days, part of the fanfare surrounding the Sugar Bowl, which was played at the Superdome Tuesday night. Throngs of LSU and Alabama fans are starting to converge around the French Quarter as the BCS Championship Game will be held at the Big Dome on Monday.
January 4, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Fred Milano, who made rock and roll history on doo-wop hits with Dion and the Belmonts in the 1950s and continued to perform while starting a late-in-life career with the New York City Department of Correction, has died. He was 72. Milano died Sunday, three weeks after his lung cancer was diagnosed, said Warren Gradus, who joined the Belmonts in 1963. Milano lived in Massapequa, on Long Island, and died in a hospital, Gradus said. Dion DiMucci, the lead singer who left the Belmonts in 1960, said on his Facebook page yesterday, "May he rest in peace and rock on in heaven.