October 2, 2013 |
Tony Wroten wants to bring energy and a fast tempo to the 76ers. "I came from a team that almost went to the finals," said the second-year guard who was acquired Aug. 22 in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies. "So I've seen the hard work that you have to put in and the dedication. " That hard work, energy, and tempo were on display during Monday's practice at St. Joseph's Hagan Arena. The 6-foot-6, 205-pounder was a step quicker than every other Sixer. He made crisp passes and converted transition baskets during the end-of-practice scrimmage.
August 1, 2013
D ARLA JACKSON, 32, of Fishtown, is owner and general manager of the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. Jackson, a Moore College of Art & Design grad and a sculptor, won a $20,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant in 2011 to raise money to open the facility on Frankford Avenue near Berks Street. It provides 7,500 square feet of space where dues-paying members have access to band saws, drill presses and welding equipment. Q: How'd the biz idea originate? A: I thought it would be great if we had space where everybody shared equipment and paid monthly memberships.
July 25, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - The Phillies will watch former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson in a workout tomorrow in Los Angeles as they continue an attempt to upgrade a bullpen that entered yesterday ranked at the bottom of the National League in most major relief-pitching categories. Wilson was the closer on the 2010 Giants team that defeated the Phillies in the NLCS before beating the Rangers in the World Series. He has not pitched since April 2012, when he underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow.
June 19, 2013 |
Reinforcements could be on the way soon for the Phillies. Before Monday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Washington Nationals, Phillies general manger Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke optimistically about the progress of injured catcher Carlos Ruiz and second baseman Chase Utley. Ruiz, on the disabled list since May 21 with a right hamstring strain, played two minor-league games for Lehigh Valley over the weekend. He was expected to play in Reading on Tuesday and Wednesday. "There is a possibility we can move [his timetable]
June 16, 2013 |
By now, most 76ers fans know Khalif Wyatt worked out on Saturday for the Sixers staff at PCOM. But he wasn't alone. The former Temple guard said he was joined by Shane Larkin, DeShaun Thomas and Glen Rice Jr. in the workout. The Inquirer orginially reported Wednesday that Wyatt was scheduled to participate in the workout. The Sixers have a first-round pick (11th overall) and two second-round selections (35th and 42d). Larkin, a former University of Miami point guard, is projected as a late first-round or early second-round draft pick.
June 8, 2013 |
The 76ers worked out several prospects Thursday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a source close to the team said. The Sixers did not disclose the workout to the media. They will have the 11th pick in the first round of the NBA draft on June 27. Among the participants at the workout were Duke's Mason Plumlee, Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk, UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad, North Carolina State's Scott Wood, and Norvel Pelle, a high school player from Los Angeles. Pelle is a 6-foot-10, 208- pounder from L.A. City Prep who took part in the draft combine in Chicago last month.
June 6, 2013 |
THE SETTING was minicamp, meaning short pants and no contact, but on the sweep to the right early in yesterday's workout, the Eagles' offensive line looked huge, swift and powerful. This was rarely said in 2012, especially after Jason Kelce (knee) and Todd Herremans (foot and ankle) joined Jason Peters (Achilles') on the sideline. The Birds allowed 48 sacks. Down the stretch, their best offensive lineman might have been a journeyman guard named Jake Scott, who hadn't practiced a down of football in 2012 before signing with the Birds on Nov. 12. Scott was tossed back into free agency when the season ended.
June 2, 2013 |
Four Eagles missed Friday's organized team activity, the final voluntary workout in the three-week stretch of OTAs. The team begins mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. Running back LeSean McCoy was absent from practice, but he was at the facility earlier in the day to lift weights, work out and attend meetings. He had a personal matter on Friday afternoon, but he is expected to return on Monday to take a physical and practice on Tuesday. Cornerback Cary Williams, who was absent for a month of the offseason program, missed Friday because of his daughter's recital.
May 30, 2013
DESPITE gains in equal rights, education and employment, American women appear to be losing a bigger fight - the war on low self-esteem, which cuts across race, social class and age. It's a war two female kickboxers are fighting with a strategy of free classes for girls, starting in Philly next month. The seeds of self-esteem, sown during childhood, seem to reach their peak in American girls at about age 9 - then wither unceremoniously to a low point from which they often never recover.