October 4, 2012 |
From Dr. Elizabeth Corday in ER to the no-nonsense spy Fiona Banks in FlashForward to the gun-toting intergalactically gallivanting adventurer-assassin-scientist River Song in Doctor Who , Alex Kingston's characters aren't exactly pushovers. So it came as a surprise to learn that Kingston, who has even assayed the role of first-century A.D. British warrior-queen Boudica (in 2003's Warrior Queen ), agreed to star in the new iteration of the British soap Upstairs Downstairs , which hasn't been known for featuring many women warriors.
September 21, 2012 |
LIKE MOST high school football teams, Delaware Valley Charter uses the protect-the-ball drill, where guys run through two lines of players and/or coaches and everyone is trying to cause a fumble. Antron Smith often fares great in that one, thank you. But when it comes to taking simple handoffs and making sure the ball remains in his belly before it gets transferred to his right hand . . . now you're talking trouble. Early Thursday night, anyway. As the Warriors met Communications Tech in a Public AA game at the South Philly Super Site, Smith was given four early carries.
September 13, 2012 |
FORT DIX, N.J. - When DeSean Jackson was drafted by the Eagles, he knew very little about Philadelphia - except that his cousin lived there. Jackson said he didn't know his father's first cousin Jimmy Jackson very well until he arrived in 2008. But he was family and the receiver was far from home, so they started spending a significant amount of time together. His cousin, DeSean Jackson said, "showed me the ropes" of living in Philly. But Jackson said he learned much more from Jimmy Jackson, 64, who served in the Vietnam War. "The more I hung around him and spent time with him, I could tell how fighting in Vietnam affected his life after the war - injuries, mentally," Jackson said Tuesday.
July 11, 2012 |
Already loaded with players at small forward, the 76ers added another on Tuesday, acquiring 26-year-old Dorell Wright from the Golden State Warriors for the NBA draft rights to 2006 second-round pick Edlin Bavcic, according to a league source. Wright, in the final year of a contract that will pay him $4.4 million, averaged 10.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season for the Warriors in 27 minutes per game. He joins a group of Sixers small forwards that includes Andre Iguodala and first-round pick Maurice Harkless.
June 4, 2012 |
A very strange story, a 6,000-word front-page New York Times piece on how, every Tuesday, Barack Obama shuffles "baseball cards" with the pictures and bios of suspected terrorists from around the world and chooses who shall die by drone strike. He even reserves for himself the decision of whether to proceed when the probability of killing family members or bystanders is significant. The article could have been titled "Barack Obama: Drone Warrior. " Great detail on how Obama personally runs the assassination campaign.
May 16, 2012 |
Sarah Yannes scored the first two goals of the game and Holy Cross bolted to an early 7-1 lead on Tuesday, opening the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 1 girls' lacrosse tournament with a 19-8 win over visiting Robbinsville. The balanced Lancers got goals from 11 players, led by Grace Steel with five and Anna Baranowski with three. Yannes finished with two goals. Bishop Eustace also cruised through its first-round game, bouncing visiting Moorestown Friends, 23-8. Kristen Kelbon poured in eight goals, Mikaela Gekas-Robinson had four, Morgan Wright contributed three goals and four assists, and Erin Logue posted two goals and four assists for the Crusaders.
May 9, 2012 |
Alex Scarlett's two-run, walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning capped a wild comeback and made host Holy Spirit a 9-8 winner over Oakcrest on Tuesday in Cape-Atlantic League baseball. Reliever Mike Dilanni gave up one run over the final three innings to earn the win. The Spartans overcame an 8-3 deficit by rallying for four runs in the sixth and prevailing on Scarlett's winning hit, which brought home his twin brother, Chris Scarlett, and Ryan Solari. Colonial.
May 8, 2012 |
BY 5:30 MONDAY afternoon, only one word should have been directed toward the lone freshman in Delaware Valley Charter High's baseball lineup. Bravo! Say hello, with gusto, to Rainiel "Ray" Bravo, a 5-10, 180-pound designated hitter, and congratulate him on the strong performance he mounted in a Public D contest, played in occasional drizzle, at Charles Papa Playground, Haverford and Lansdowne avenues. As the visiting Warriors thumped Robert Lamberton, 17-2, in six innings, thus clinching first place at 9-0, all the 15-year-old Bravo did was go 5-for-5 with four singles, a two-run homer and four RBI. He posted his hits in that order, too. A hard single to right to chase home a run and cap a three-run first.