October 6, 2015 |
YOU WOULD think that with his new offensive weapons, Brett Brown would be sitting over a computer or notepad, rubbing his hands with wide eyes, sort of in mad scientest mode as he concocts plays. The offseason brought him what very well could be a formidable inside presence in rookie Jahlil Okafor, as well as an outside scoring threat in Nik Stauskas, acquired in a trade with the Sacramento Kings. Add those two elements with a legitimate outside shooter in Robert Covington, an improved offensive player in Nerlens Noel and a point guard contingent that possesses the ability to score (Isaiah Canaan and Tony Wroten)
September 11, 2015 |
In a recycling twist, Upper Darby Township police are taking more than 150 weapons from their evidence room - seized in domestic-violence incidents, assaults, shootings, drug busts, and suicides - to a trash-to-steam plant. "Our way of addressing the gun issue in America is to destroy them all," said Michael Chitwood, township police superintendent. He said the weapons would be taken to the Delaware Valley Resource Recovery facility, in the City of Chester. "Gun violence is a way of our life," said Chitwood.
September 7, 2015 |
In the last 15 months, countless hitters at four levels of pro baseball have found themselves quickly behind in counts because of Aaron Nola's pinpoint fastball command. Then will often come his best secondary pitch, a breaking ball, and with it an obvious question from those watching. "Was that a slider or a curveball?" Since the Phillies drafted Nola seventh overall in the 2014 draft out of Louisiana State, his breaking pitch has been labeled as both in articles and in interviews with opposing hitters.
June 12, 2015 |
The first time Matt Donnelly saw a backstop behind a lacrosse cage, it was like a revelation. His neighbor, Mike Sutton, had a cage in his backyard. And the backstop behind it changed everything for Donnelly. "I couldn't believe it," he said. "I could shoot all I wanted and not have go chase after every shot," Donnelly said with a laugh. For years after that, Donnelly and Sutton would spend hours, days on end, practicing their shot and refining their games. Whatever they were doing, it worked extraordinarily well.
May 28, 2015 |
The debate might be as old as leather helmets and it definitely predates soccer-style kickers. It might have been at its height in the 1990s, when two of the greatest running backs ever - Dallas' Emmitt Smith and Detroit's Barry Sanders - played the game. The burning question then and now: Does the running back make the offensive line or is it the offensive line that makes the running back? It is an argument that will be fueled during the next season by the Eagles and the Cowboys.
May 23, 2015 |
Police and federal officials are investigating an early-morning burglary at a Delaware County gun store in which thieves made off with 19 weapons. At 4:13 a.m., three or more men broke through the front window of the Suburban Armory, at 1008 McDade Blvd., in Collingdale. Once inside the store, they stole semiautomatic handguns, and revolvers, said Steven Bartholomew, special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. "They smashed cabinets and grabbed the handguns," he said.
May 23, 2015 |
Sen. Pat Toomey has taken his defense of police to the White House. After delivering an unannounced, pro-police speech on the Senate floor two weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Republican on Thursday sent a letter to President Obama calling for an end to the newly announced ban on transferring military-grade weapons to local police departments - and saying that the task force which recommended the change had made "insulting" assumptions about police....
April 23, 2015 |
Maybe the path to understanding why the Eagles signed Tim Tebow and how Chip Kelly plans to use him begins with a phone call between a pair of New York Jets coaches in March 2012. It has been three years and a month since the Jets completed a trade that sent two draft picks to the Denver Broncos for Tebow, and just before the franchises consummated the deal, Rex Ryan dialed up his special-teams coach, Mike Westhoff, to solicit his opinion on adding Tebow in a jack-of-all-trades kind of role.
April 10, 2015 |
When researchers talk about the new, mostly experimental form of cancer treatment known as immunotherapy, they often use glowing terms like revolutionary and transformative. Last week's PBS documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies was another example of this. The third and final episode told how many scientists believe that the body's innate defense system is the only weapon adaptable enough to conquer the mutating malignant cells. But harnessing the immune system to launch a self-attack can be highly toxic, even deadly.
March 21, 2015 |
PITTSBURGH - With all the problems Lafayette had to deal with, stone walls around the inside, that grab bag of Villanova shooters around the perimeter - another one appeared at the scorer's table, making it practically a pile-on. Villanova's eighth player to check in, a guy who played less than all the others in Thursday's first half of their NCAA East Regional opener, was the one who took care of things for good. One moment, Lafayette fans who had filled Section 111 of the Consol Energy Center almost as soon as the doors opened were looking at a best-case scenario, their Leopards practically sticking around.