September 8, 2016 |
When the World Cup of Hockey starts next week, Team North America is not expected to make much of an impact. Only two of the eight teams have worse odds than North America. Flyers center Sean Couturier likes it that way. "There's not a whole lot of pressure on us, but at the same time, I think people may be underestimating us a little," said Couturier in a phone interview before starting practice Monday in Montreal. "I think we have a nice group that can surprise a lot of people.
September 1, 2016
ISSUE | WORLD WAR II Honor vets while we can As the son of a World War II veteran, and a retired Navy officer, I read with great pleasure the article about the last formal reunion of the remaining members of "Merrill's Marauders," a volunteer band of 2,750 soldiers and officers who marched into a Burmese jungle in 1944 on a secret mission they were not expected to survive ("70th reunion for vets," Saturday). It is sad to think this could be the last time these courageous men might see each other and even sadder that the members of the greatest generation ever are quickly dwindling.
August 30, 2016
Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya has been named to the 26-man roster that will train for the U.S. national team's World Cup qualifiers. The team met Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. Bedoya will miss the Union's game Saturday against the Fire in Chicago. Since being signed Aug. 3, Bedoya has made four starts and the Union are 3-1 in those games. He is the second Union player who will be out while he competes in World Cup qualifiers. Goalkeeper Andre Blake will miss his second Major League Soccer game this season on Saturday to be with Jamaica.
August 29, 2016 |
I'm not sure what trials and tribulations Maggie and Bill Duffy's children visited upon their parents growing up. I do know that when it came to food, the Bala Cynwyd family didn't have many worries. From an early age, all four kids - Colleen, Brian, and twins Tim and Mike - knew their way around a ladle, not to mention the larder, latkes, lasagna, linguine, and liverwurst. All three boys went on to pursue careers that melded cooking with TV. (Outlier Colleen is a special-needs teacher.)
August 29, 2016
Orlando R. Barone is a writer in Doylestown The games of the 31st Olympiad fade into history and the school year of 2016 begins. Parents everywhere are preparing their own little Olympians to charge into the classroom and return with the gold. Or at least a B-plus. The competitive spirit is alive and well in the classroom just as in the Olympic arena. We don't always award gold medals, but being top of the class is an honor coveted by kids and parents everywhere. This is good news for those who despise the awarding of "participation trophies" to children who play on losing peewee football teams.
August 26, 2016 |
Union goalkeeper Andre Blake will miss one Major League Soccer game when he joins Jamaica's team for two World Cup qualifiers. Blake will be away from the Union from Aug. 30 through Sept. 7. Jamaica will meet Panama on Sept. 2 and Haiti on Sept. 6 in the CONCACAF semifinal round World Cup qualifiers. The lone game Blake will miss for the Union is Sept. 3 when they visit the Chicago Fire. A 2016 MLS all-star, the 25-year-old Blake has missed just one game this season, and that was to compete for Jamaica in Copa America Centenario.
August 22, 2016 |
AS MAURICE SCOTT prepared for the biggest race of his life, he was busy thinking about a friend he'd never see again. It was early April. Scott, a West Oak Lane native and Parkway Central grad, was set to race in the men's D Grade quad scull finals in the New South Wales Edward Trickett grade championships. The rowing races take place on Australia's Olympic course in Sydney. It was a huge moment for the Philadelphia rower. But he couldn't stop thinking about one day in particular, a month and a half earlier.
August 21, 2016 |
Q. I've noticed that when I get immersed in major news events, especially about terrorism, I feel really stressed. Can this affect my health? A. Surviving a traumatic event can wear down important brain structures that help us control our attention, regulate emotions, and organize memory. However, research suggests that we do not have to directly encounter trauma to experience negative effects on our mental and physical health. For example, some common symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
August 19, 2016 |
DEAR ABBY: I am 32 years old and divorced my wife two years ago. Although I tried dating for a bit, it was a brave new world of online apps and profiles. It wasn't for me, and I became discouraged. A year has gone by, and female friends are telling me I need to get back out and date. I find the whole endeavor depressing and prefer to spend my time elsewhere and single. They say my decision to stay single is emotionally driven, that I "deserve love. " My argument against dating is that I wasn't a good husband, and I have no interest in devoting the time or energy to date in the scary and confusing world of the web. Can you settle this dispute so that we can stop the back-and-forth arguments?
August 16, 2016 |
You may be thrilled by the feats of swimmer Katie Ledecky, mesmerized by the grace of the women gymnasts, startled by Rio spectators mocking U.S. soccer star Hope Solo with chants of "Zika! Zika!" (the first recorded instance, noted one wit, of a stadium rocking to the invocation of a virus). Allow me, however, to interrupt the prepackaged, heart-tugging, tape-delayed Olympic coverage to bring you the real sporting news of the year. It has just been announced that on Nov. 11 in New York City, the World Chess Championship will begin.