Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Golf Channel has scheduled a video recap of the 1971 tournament.
The U.S. Open has been held at Merion Golf Club four times before next month's major tournament there. You can catch a glimpse of what the players see when the Golf Channel replays highlights from the 1971 Open in two weeks. A recap of that Merion tournament, which ended up in a duel between golfing greats Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, will be shown on the Golf Channel at 8 p.m. May 28, according to an announcement on Tuesday. The 2013 U.S. Open at Merion begins Thursday, June 13 and concludes Sunday, June 16, if won outright. (U.S. Open playoffs last 18 holes and are contested the day after the fourth and final round of regulation play.)
Monday, May 13, 2013
Race results in the Komen for the Cure 5k event run Sunday in Philadelphia.
Thousands of runners and walkers partipated in the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure. Here is a list of the Haverford area participants and their overall finishing place. Click on the indivual names to see a much more detailed description of how each participant did by category, age, gender and running pace. 5K Race Results for Haverford area participants: Share your story with Patch and help us honor, you, your survivor or the person you raced to remember. This is no ordinary race and the people who take part in every capacity from runner to volunteer are doing something important. Patch invites you to share your story and let us honor your participation in the Race for the Cure. To upload a photo or video…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Carl Henderson has built a regional sports empire from an unassuming storefront on Eagle Road.
If you're not looking for it, you could drive right past the unassuming storefront on Eagle Road that is home to Carl's Cards and Collectibles. You may not have noticed it in your daily travels, but most of the biggest living legends of Philadelphia sports and thousands of fans over 17 years have made the family-owned business the reason they come to Havertown. Carl Henderson, his wife Sue, and daughter Lauren have welcomed Philly sports superheroes from Bernie Parent (the store's first celebrity guest autograph signer) to Greg "The Bull" Luzinski who made his second appearance at the store on April 27. What does it take to get the biggest names in Philadelphia professional sports to make the trip to Havertown to meet and greet fans? …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Philadelphia's runners are showing support for Boston with their socks during the Broad Street Run.
Participants in the Broad Street Run are planning to show their support for the city of Boston. From the City of Brotherly Love, one popular way to show the love is apparently through one's socks. According to a recent Philly Mag blogger, and a Facebook group that has more than 1,000 members, many area sporting good stores are stocking up on red socks. Those participating in the Broad Street Run, slated for Sunday, May 5, are planning to wear red running socks to show the love for Boston. Get it? Red ... Sox ... Runner and Action News meteorologist Cecily Tynan told her Twitter followers this weekend, "Tried out my red compression socks in a tempo run 2day. Test everything out b4 race day!" If you're wondering where she got her pair, she …
Runners are being encouraged to bring as little as possible with them this year.
Following the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, runners in this year's Broad Street Run in Philadelphia won't be able to tote their gear in a backpack, race organizers announced in a mass email to participants Monday. Taking a page from the Transportation Safety Administration's playbook, race organizers are mandating runners use clear plastic drawstring bags, which will be handed out at the expo Friday and Saturday, to stow their gear this year. “You are strongly encouraged to bring as little as possible with you to the start of the race,” race organizers said in the email to runners. “All items brought into the start area are subject to search and/or confiscation.” Race organizers only indicated backpacks would be …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Jason Collins is the first active player in a major U.S. sport to announce he is gay.
Many NBA players, including several with Philadelphia-area ties, reacted supportively after fellow player Jason Collins announced Monday in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he is gay. Collins, who is the first athlete in a major American sport to come out of the closet during his playing career, got an early supporter in NBA star, and Lower Merion High School grad, Kobe Bryant. At 11:01 a.m., little more than an hour after the revelation, Bryant tweeted this to his two-million plus followers: Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU The message has since been retweeted more than 31,000 times. Also supporting Collins was the Philadelphia 76ers' …
Friday, April 26, 2013
A Phillies giant, who helped them win a world series, is coming to Havertown Saturday.
A Phillies legend is coming to Havertown Saturday to sign meet fans and sign autographs. Greg "The Bull" Luzinski will be at Carl's Cards and Collectibles on Eagle Road from noon-1:30 p.m.. Autograph tickets are $20 and are available at the door. According to a press release from the shop Customers are welcome to bring their own item(s) to have signed. We will also have 8x10ʼs, 11x14ʼs, 16x20ʼs, bats, authentic maroon batting helmets, baseballs, mini bats, home plates & more for sale. Luzinski, also know as “The Bull,” is a 1980 World Series Champion with the Phillies and a four time All Star. Tell us your story in the comments section below and upload photos of you with a local sports celebrity by clicking the upload botton at the top …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Running back Bryce Brown will sign autographs during NFL draft to help raise funds for Haverford family left without a father.
Eagles Running back Bryce Brown will be in Havertown Thursday night to raise money for charity during the NFL Draft. Brown, who wears No. 34 for the Eagles, was drafted just one year ago by Philadelphia in the seventh round of the NFL draft. According to announcement on Haverford Patch, Bryce will sign autographs from 8-9:30 p.m. at Club Nineteen 19 on West Chester Pike. A portion of the proceeds of this event will go to benefit the Jon Tancredi Childrens Fund. Bryce will be signing autographs from 8-9:30 for only $20 per autograph!!! All ages are welcome to attend this event and tickets will be available at the door and on www.mjrsportsintegrity.com. We will also have items available for purchase for Bryce to sign at the event. Jon …
Security is ramped up this year, including a prohibition on backpacks.
The 119th Penn Relays carnival, featuring track and field teams from Haverford, the Haverford School and many other high schools around the Philadelphia area, takes place this week from Thursday through Saturday. See below for links to full event schedules for local teams: You can find event schedules for other teams on the Penn Relays website. Visitors should know that at this year's Penn Relays, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, organizers have tightened security and will not allow backpacks or other large bags inside Franklin Field. Read the full security update. What do you think of the no-bags rule? Please tell us in the comments section below.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Hilltop softball squads brave a chilly twilight.
The Pelicans of the Haverford Township Hilltop Softball league didn't let a bracing April chill stop them from taking the field Monday at Steel Field in a game against the Force. The 11 and 12-year-old girls on the field seemed to be weathering the twilight temperatures in the low 50's better than some of the spectators who bundled up in blankets to and coats to cheer on their teams.