June 21, 2016 |
Watching a video clip of Ben Simmons will reveal most of the traits that the 76ers want in a power forward. You'll see strength. You'll see athleticism. You'll see great passing. But you won't see the great shooting range the Sixers also covet. But in all fairness, the 6-foot-10, 260-pound former LSU post player only attempted three three-pointers (hitting one) this past season. "He has all the tools," said Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, who serves as Simmons' mentor.
November 13, 2015 |
CHIP KELLY delivered a message to his players this week. It came in the form of a video clip from the Eagles' 13-play touchdown drive in the second quarter of their 33-27 win over the Cowboys on Sunday night. Featured on the screen was a shot of Dallas defenders struggling to catch their breath as a ferocious rushing attack backed them toward their goal line. As Lane Johnson talked about that clip, his voice flickered with excitement. "That was the best our tempo has been all season," said Johnson, whose ability to fill the void left by Jason Peters at left tackle was a critical factor in both the drive and the win. "You could see it. " For Kelly, the clip served as a visceral reminder to his players of the benefits of playing fast, hard and clean.
November 12, 2015 |
THE VETERAN beat cop walked along a familiar stretch of North Philadelphia last fall, with Temple University Hospital peeking over his shoulder. It had been a few months since activists began marching through streets here and across the country to protest a spate of controversial fatal police-involved shootings. Calls for widespread reforms in law enforcement were growing louder by the week. But this day was shaping up to be a quiet one - until he spotted a SEPTA driver, who frantically waved him over to her bus. An unruly rider was refusing to leave.
June 26, 2015 |
A JUDGE yesterday dismissed witness-intimidation charges against a man accused of slashing the tires of a poll watcher who had complained to officials about alleged election fraud committed by the man's family members. "I just cannot see in that video that that's what occurred," Municipal Judge Roger Gordon said of allegations that defendant Brandon Way, 31, punctured the poll watcher's tires. Gordon dismissed charges of witness retaliation, intimidation, possession of an instrument of crime - in this case, a drywall saw - and related charges at Way's preliminary hearing.
June 10, 2015 |
Philadelphia police have arrested a Point Breeze man in attacks on two women in their homes this year. Raheem Felder, 32, faces charges of rape, attempted rape, and burglary in the incidents, in which police say he broke into the women's homes, and sexually assaulted one and attempted to assault the other. Police said Felder was identified by an anonymous tipster who recognized him in a video clip from a television news report on the incidents. He was arrested May 29 on a parole violation, and was still in custody when he was charged June 5 in the home invasions, police said.
July 10, 2014 |
Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, who has said Sandusky molested him as a child, will appear in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey next week. In the interview, scheduled to air at 9 p.m. July 17 on Winfrey's OWN Network, Sandusky is expected to give a personal account of the abuse he says he suffered as a child. It will be his first public interview since his adoptive father's 2012 conviction on child sex-abuse charges. In a brief video clip posted on Winfrey's website, Sandusky says to Winfrey, "At bedtime, his ritual began.
November 15, 2013 |
ON TUESDAY'S "Live with Kelly and Michael," host Michael Strahan talked about a 1999 game he played against the Doug Pederson -led Eagles in which he intercepted a pass and ran the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. In spectacular fashion, Strahan celebrated with a Ricky Martin -style pose. Producers later tracked down a video clip of the game with Strahan's celebration and aired it on yesterday's show. Cute, right? But that's when things went nuts. During the commercial break, former Eagle Lonnie Palelei stood up and made himself known.
May 31, 2013 |
British goth-pop singer Charli XCX's debut album, True Romance , shares a title with Tony Scott's Quentin Tarantino-scripted 1993 road movie. The similarity, however, is only "incidental," says the 20-year-old songwriter, who will headline Union Transfer on Saturday. "I do love that movie, and I think that Clarence and Alabama [played by Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette] are two of the best romantic heroes ever," says the singer, who hails from Hertfordshire, north of London, and whose last name is Aitchison.
May 24, 2013
When your nickname is Donnie Baseball, you better get used to the heat when the team you manage is a miserable 19-26. Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly did not make any allies (among the people most important to him in his job) when, before Wednesday's game vs. the Brewers, he questioned his team's "grit" and the bosses who saddled him with highly paid all-stars he believes don't have much of the stuff. In any case, following his blast, the Dodgers hammered the Brewers, winning, 9-2, to match their highest run total of the season.
May 9, 2013 |
UNITED NATIONS - If Libya can conduct fair trials of the top henchmen of the overthrown Gadhafi regime, it could be "Libya's Nuremberg moment," the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Wednesday. Fatou Bensouda told the Security Council that her office is still investigating allegations of serious crimes committed by former Gadhafi officials, some of whom are now outside of Libya, and said the ICC plans to make a decision soon on a second major case and on more cases of Gadhafi regime officials after that.