December 29, 2013 |
Senior forward Haley Warden was talking about a metaphoric switch when referring to the intensity with which her Garnet Valley girls' basketball team played during the first half Friday afternoon. But it might as well have been a real one, considering just how the Jaguars turned up their play late in the second quarter and into the final 16 minutes of the contest. Warden had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the host Jaguars rolled over West Chester Henderson, 53-32, in the Garnet Valley Tournament.
December 12, 2013 |
They were women marooned in Philadelphia's poorest precincts, living isolated in chaos and privation. Then, five years ago, Drexel University School of Public Health Professor Mariana Chilton, who runs the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, proposed a compelling idea: Give the women cameras to document their lives, then bring them together to talk about the precious children, decrepit apartments, and empty refrigerators depicted in their photographs....
November 25, 2013 |
Like a Whac-A-Mole that emerges when and where we least expect, Donovan McNabb popped up in the headlines again last week after Shawn Andrews called him a bully. For some, this rebuke by a teammate fit neatly into their anti-McNabb narrative. For others, it seemed like piling on, unnecessary roughness against the legacy of the greatest Eagles quarterback. That argument won't get resolved. Philadelphians will never agree on McNabb because we'll never understand him. This city produces inscrutable superstars as regularly as corrupt politicians.
November 7, 2013 |
Todd Morton had been to HersheyPark Stadium before, just not in his usual domain between the pipes. The senior goalkeeper for the West Chester Henderson boys' soccer team was in the stands in 2002 when the Warriors last won a state championship in boys' soccer. He also had been in the Hershey bleachers as a spectator for state lacrosse matchups. With Henderson winning only three matches during Morton's freshman season, however, walking onto the turf in Hershey - site of the state final - seemed a long ways away.
November 6, 2013
On a single night in January 2011, 67,495 veterans were homeless in the United States. This is unacceptable. Veterans who have honorably served our country should have a safe, secure place to call home. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aims to end veterans' homelessness by 2015. VA needs our help to meet this ambitious goal. Much is being done. Homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness should gain access to VA services. Know the facts.
November 6, 2013 |
The 76ers team that people expected to see this season finally surfaced Monday night. The Sixers struggled from the field and were flat-out overmatched against the Golden State Warriors, who cruised to a 110-90 victory in front of 11,089 at the Wells Fargo Center. But perhaps the biggest blow for the Sixers (3-1) was the inability to stop Andre Iguodala. The former Sixer made a career-high seven three-pointers on 11 attempts en route to 32 points. Twenty-seven of his points came before intermission.
November 6, 2013 |
A FORMER FRIEND and teammate crashed what had been a three-game party for the 76ers. And when he was mercifully done, Andre Iguodala had poured himself 32 points, helped himself to a career-high seven three-pointers and took a 110-90 victory for him and his Golden State teammates. On a team that is set with two of the game's premier sharpshooters in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, last night it was Iguodala who was draining long balls as if it was his specialty. Curry and Thompson weren't bad, either, as Curry collected a triple-double with 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, while Thompson made four three-pointers en route to 15 points.
August 6, 2013 |
RICHMOND, Va. - "Is 38 the new 28?" London Fletcher tweeted in May on the occasion of his 38th birthday. For most professional athletes, the answer to that question is a definitive no. Thirty-eight is young for an accountant or plumber or hedge-fund manager. But it's ancient for a professional jock. By the time they reach 38, their skills have eroded, their bodies have betrayed them and their careers are either over or on life-support. But Fletcher isn't most athletes.
August 5, 2013 |
The B-17 bomber named All-American shook violently as an out-of-control German fighter plane smashed into the rear of the fuselage. A long, jagged gash ran into the heavily damaged tail section, which bounced and swayed as crew members tied it off with nylon parachute cords. But the Flying Fortress flew on that day in 1943 to drop its payload on a target in Tunis, and the crew - including turret gunner Elton Conda of Burlington Township - miraculously returned to England, where the plane's tale dropped off after the landing.
May 13, 2013 |
OAKLAND, Calif. - His spirits down, his left ankle limp and his team's season hanging in the balance, Stephen Curry wondered whether he could recover for the biggest game of his career until a text message popped up on his phone around 2 a.m. Saturday. Curry called back his mother, Sonya, and vented his frustrations about his latest - and most inopportune - injury setback. Finally, she spoke up to calm his concerns. "She just reminded me and battled tested me to rely on my teammates and support," Curry said.