June 6, 2019
“There are some things you just never forget,” said Ruiz, 29, an hour after he wrested the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight world championship belts away from Joshua at 1:27 of the seventh round, spoiling Joshua’s American debut. “I used to get called ‘fat kid’ when I was younger, and when you’re a kid, words can hurt. This is really a blessing."
May 31, 2019
Larry Andersen picked up the phone that November morning and within seconds he darted a glance across the bedroom at his wife, Kristi. The look said it. It was a frightened, on-the-verge-of-tears mien. He didn’t have to say a word. He just shook his head. Kristi knew. She ran right to him and they both sobbed.
May 29, 2019
When Roger Goodell leaves, there a good number of people who wouldn’t mind seeing Troy Vincent inherit the position as NFL Commissioner. He would be the first former player to head the league, and first African-American to be NFL Commissioner.
May 24, 2019
High School Baseball
Jack Kochanowicz was sitting at home on the living room couch one spring Friday night in 2016 when the impulse hit him. 'Why not?', Kochanowicz thought to himself. So, he reached for his iPad and sent a direct message to Houston Banditos’ baseball coach Ray DeLeon, along with some video of himself throwing.
May 9, 2019
There is a profile shot on Ryan Bates’ twitter page of a somewhat pudgy kid sitting on a couch with shades on and “Go Birds” embossed in black ink across his bare chest. Bates is quite a bit leaner and a little larger today. It’s an indication right there in that rather grainy pic that he knows the way. The 2015 Archbishop Wood and 2018 Penn State graduate won’t need a GPS to find the Eagles’ NovaCare Complex this week for NFL rookie minicamp. It’s a familiar trek for the former all-Catholic League standout from Warrington, Bucks County.
April 24, 2019
They’re all going to be somewhere trying to preoccupy themselves while they wait, some on a golf course, some by working out, others huddled with family and friends in a living room, while still others chase their nieces or nephews around the house. The precautionary warnings have already been issued not to call at certain times on Friday or Saturday.
April 19, 2019
When Wes Hills found himself trapped in a steel prison, the first thought was to get out. One shoulder thrust was followed by another through the jammed driver’s side door. Once free, he didn’t even look down at what was once his supped-up 2001 black Hyundai Sonata, now a steaming, twisted pile of metal sitting somewhere in the Slippery Rock, Pa. woods after the car hydroplaned and spun off the road.
April 8, 2019
There was something ominous and dark to the right of Flyers’ interim coach Scott Gordon and general manager Chuck Fletcher as they addressed the media Monday morning at the Flyers’ Skate Zone — no one was skating on the dim, abandoned rink to the right.
April 5, 2019
Throughout the football season, Steve Maltepes, known as “The Philly Godfather,” imparted his gambling wisdom on PhillyVoice readers. Now, with the NCAA Tournament underway, we'll take a look at where the smart money is going in the Final Four. Maltepes is one of the nation’s hottest sports betting experts who appears weekly on national radio and has his own website,www.thephillygodfather.com.
April 4, 2019
To the outsider’s eye, even those keenly aware of the
inner-workings of the NFL, the third-string quarterback on an NFL team can be
the invisible man, someone who seeps into the woodwork, prone to get lost and
only arise when summoned by the coaches or yanked into a mundane chore no one
else wants to do.