February 4, 2016 |
Wednesday's signing-day celebration will represent the culmination of Imhotep senior Andre Mintze's hard work and determination. If the Vanderbilt football recruit has his way, however, it will not represent a day off. Despite coach Albie Crosby's saying Mintze would likely not participate in Wednesday's morning workout, the 6-foot-4, 227-pound senior has other plans. "It's just a regular day," said Mintze, who plans to sign and fax his paperwork after the workout. "Festivities are at the end of the day. But, you know, 'Greatness is not owned.
January 28, 2016 |
MOBILE, Ala. - Before he was so rudely interrupted a year ago, Howie Roseman was trying to build an atmosphere in which players drafted by the Eagles would stay with the Eagles, would feel valued by the organization, and would build valuable continuity for the team. Roseman, back in charge of Eagles personnel after a yearlong hiatus at the insistence of former coach Chip Kelly, is moving to re-establish that initiative this week with new deals for the team's top two tight ends, Zach Ertz (five years, $42.5 million, on Monday)
January 18, 2016 |
When Lawrence A. Brown Sr. retired as a Cape May mail carrier, he didn't just watch the waves. "He worked in local restaurants as a prep cook," his daughter, Kelly Ann, said. Mr. Brown was in the kitchens at the former À La Carte in the late 1980s, the Washington Inn in the early 1990s, and the Union Park after that, she said. Why that job in those locations? "He followed his children," she said. In each place, while he was doing prep work, "I was a food server and my brothers were cooks.
December 11, 2015 |
WHEN YOU entered Solomon West's home in Mount Airy, you were greeted by a portrait of a man in a Naval uniform. The subject was Solomon West. And the artist was Solomon West. Solomon was a man of many talents, a hardworking guy driven by a work ethic that wouldn't quit. Art, especially portrait-painting, was how he relaxed from his career as an electrician, at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and Amtrak. Wherever he went, from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, on which he served in the Navy, to his civilian jobs, Solomon was frequently honored for his dedication to his duties and reluctance ever to take a day off. Solomon West, whose many interests also included gardening, cooking, winemaking and fishing, all roles that he threw himself into with a passionate dedication to detail, died Friday after a short illness.
July 29, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I have this overwhelming anger or jealousy toward my younger brother because of how "easily" his life seems to come for him. One example: I paid for community college on my own, and when I decided to go to a university, my parents cosigned for a semester but said I needed to figure it out after that. I could not afford it so I joined the military to get education benefits as well as health insurance. Now, two years post-military, I am finally able to use my education benefits.
June 8, 2015 |
It was a question lobbed from a starstruck teacher standing along the side of the gymnasium, a soft cross that Carli Lloyd could finish with a flourish. "What's been your favorite moment of your career?" Lloyd was asked during a visit to Hillside Elementary School in Mount Laurel last month as part of the U.S. women's national soccer team's "She Believes" initiative. There was an obvious answer: China in 2008. There was a more telling answer: England in 2012. Lloyd's choice was to focus on the crisis of her career, a shocking seat on the bench before the 2012 Olympics - and her defiant and triumphant reaction to it - rather than her first great international success.
May 3, 2015 |
Nelson Agholor has high and rather unusual expectations for his rookie season with the Eagles. They do not include any bold predictions about what kind of numbers the wide receiver expects to put up. For him, it's all about the learning and the labor. The rest, he figures, will take care of itself. "The number one thing I want to do is be in the right position," the first-round draft pick from Southern California said Friday after arriving at the NovaCare Complex. "I want to study the playbook.
April 18, 2015 |
Joel Embiid arguably could be one of the most gifted athletes to don a 76ers uniform. He's a 7-footer who dunks with ease off between-the-legs moves. He's a once-in-a-generation athlete for his size. He has the natural talent to develop into one of the NBA's best players. But he'll need a good work ethic combined with an ability to stay healthy to turn that potential into results on the court. "There were times that I wasn't happy," coach Brett Brown said Thursday of Embiid's lack of diligence.
April 12, 2015 |
WATCH DANNY Garcia train in the ring at his DSG gym in Juniata Park, and you're likely to fixate on the mural in the background. In beautiful red, white and blue, the colors of the Puerto Rico flag, Garcia is pictured among some of boxing's greatest Puerto Rican fighters, such as Hector Camacho, Felix Trinidad and Miguel Cotto. Garcia (29-0, 17 knockouts), who fights Washington, D.C.'s Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) tonight at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, wanted to pay tribute to his heritage.
April 2, 2015 |
TOM BARWIN wasn't all that surprised when his son Connor, a freshman football player at Cincinnati, called home in January 2006 to impart the news that he was joining the Bearcats basketball team. For one thing, Connor had grown up more of a youth basketball star than a football player, working tirelessly on a court built in the Barwin backyard for him and his three older brothers. For another, this was Connor responding to a need - Cincinnati had fired basketball coach Bob Huggins, players had left the team, the Bearcats needed help.