May 30, 2016 |
CHICAGO - If you enjoyed Odubel Herrera's emphatic bat flip - the lumber is still floating somewhere over Detroit's Comerica Park - then you should catch a flight this winter to Latin America, where the player's enthusiasm has its roots. Herrera, who has been the team's source of energy this season, has played with flair since the Phillies acquired him before last season. He slaps his hands to his batting helmet after big hits, mimicking a pair of bull horns to match his nickname of "El Torito.
May 29, 2016 |
Sound and fury worthy of a network TV shoot was unleashed Thursday night along the Delaware River in Port Richmond for NBC's reality competition American Warrior Ninja . The show was taped in Philadelphia for the first time since it premiered in 2009. Thursday's event featured 130 contestants and was the first of a two-night shoot that will yield oodles of footage for the eight season premiere on June 1. American Ninja Warrior may not be as sadistic as its precursor - the Japanese show Sasuke, Ninja - but it's a rigorous contest.
May 19, 2016 |
Some college students go away to Florida for the winter break or hang out at home, catching up with high school friends. Not twin brothers Daniel and Caleb Tate, of Cochranville, in Chester County, according to authorities. The brothers were busy making bombs, and then exploding them, the Chester County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. The Tate twins, 22, of the unit block of Linmar Lane, made five homemade bombs and set them off in Chester and Lancaster Counties during their winter break, authorities said.
March 29, 2016 |
Nick Evangelista couldn't pitch last season. He still believes he became a better pitcher. He sat out his junior year at Washington Township with an injury to his right shoulder. He sat and watched as the Minutemen labored through a difficult season, losing a series of close games en route to a 12-14 record. "That was really bad," Evangelista said. "Just sitting there and watching it happen, and knowing I couldn't help in any way, it was really tough. " Evangelista is back for his senior season.
March 7, 2016 |
The film begins with establishing shots of mountain scenery and downhill skiing. It's 1934, and we are in St. Moritz, Switzerland, an alpine resort town the English upper classes have only recently been persuaded is as attractive in winter as it is in summer. The Lawrence family has come for the fresh mountain air and alpine sports. Mommy is a crack sharpshooter (for sport only, at least at first). Not sure what Daddy does; perhaps he's living off family money back in London. And Betty, their rambunctious daughter, has a knack for getting into hot water.
February 26, 2016 |
Hairy, bumpy, and misshapen, root vegetables are hardly glamorous produce. But these kitchen workhorses are ideal for hearty meals, especially in the pre-green months. "When root vegetables are cooked well, they're naturally sweet and they can really hold their own as the center of the plate," says Jon Cichon, chef of Lacroix. The trick is to make them feel exciting. Often relegated to prepackaged soup kits or the forlorn corners of the supermarket shelf, the less familiar roots and tubers are nevertheless worth exploring.
February 23, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Between winter throwing sessions at his alma mater, Aaron Nola held a baseball in his right hand. He tinkered with different grips for his change-up as he paced the training facilities at Louisiana State University. The Phillies told Nola, their presumptive No. 1 pitcher at age 22, that if he were to do anything this winter, it was improve his change. "I played with several grips," Nola said. "One kind of fit me the best, one that I felt comfortable throwing. " This spring offers something of a luxury for Nola, a veteran of all of 13 major-league starts.
February 23, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Between winter throwing sessions at his alma mater, Aaron Nola held a baseball in his right hand. He tinkered with different grips for his changeup as he paced the training facilities at Louisiana State University. The Phillies told Nola, their presumptive 22-year-old No. 1 pitcher, that if he were to do anything this winter, it was improve his change. "I played with several grips," Nola said. "One kind of fit me the best. One that I felt comfortable throwing. " This spring offers something of a luxury for Nola, a veteran of all of 13 major league starts.
February 21, 2016
Q: How can I protect myself from carbon monoxide poisoning? A: As the weather gets colder, cases of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning increase because people tend to use fireplaces, portable heaters, and generators during power outages or attempt to warm up their cars without adequate ventilation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.
February 13, 2016 |
This weekend might be your only chance to see otherwise glorious concert dance performed by dancers wearing very large bunny ears. Such was the case when Trey McIntyre's Big Ones received its world premiere Wednesday night, as BalletX opened its winter series at the Wilma Theater. McIntyre was the mentor for BalletX's new choreographic fellowship. He and Yin Yue, an emerging choreographer from China chosen among 50 applicants, worked together for two months, each producing a new ballet.