Philadelphia News for April 23rd 2013

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh
Jimmy Rollins' go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a four-game set. Rollins finished with two hits and a pair of RBI for the Phillies, who have won three of

Philadelphia considering 2024 Olympics bid, mayor says
By Jonathan Allen. (Reuters) – Philadelphia is exploring a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, Mayor Michael Nutter said on Monday. Nutter was responding to a letter from the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) sent to 35 cities across the country

Lawyer's illness delays defense in capital murder trial of Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — A defense lawyer has fallen ill, causing a delay in the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell. The 72-year-old Gosnell is charged with killing a patient and seven babies. The defense had been expected to start

Bruins-Flyers Preview
The Bruins visit the Philadelphia Flyers, who are playing out their schedule in a disappointing season but have won three of four thanks to a suddenly resurgent offense. Boston (27-12-5) stopped a four-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over woeful

Philadelphia Union's Jack McInerney takes home Week 8's MLS Player of the
Jack McInerney grabbed plenty of headlines this weekend for scoring the brace that helped the Philadelphia Union nip D.C. United on Sunday, and the 20-year-old is about to grab a few more. McInerney's two-goal performance in the Union's 3-2 road win

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
So the best thing that could come out of Philadelphia's 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night was the fact that three hitters that had been really scuffling at the bottom of the order — leftfielder Domonic Brown (hitting .218 coming

Philadelphia's First Lady Lisa J. Nutter Named Peirce College's 2013
Peirce College, Philadelphia's leading private, non-profit, four-year accredited institution for working adult learners, is proud to announce that Philadelphia First Lady Lisa J. Nutter will deliver the keynote speech at the 2013 Commencement Ceremony

5 Most Telling Statistics from Philadelphia Flyers' 2013 Season
With just three regular-season games remaining and the Philadelphia Flyers officially eliminated from playoff contention, it’s time to reflect on what proved to be an utterly forgettable season for the Orange and Black. The Flyers will miss the …

Defense delayed in Philadelphia abortion doctor trial
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – The opening of the defense case in the high-profile murder trial of a Philadelphia abortion doctor was delayed on Monday after his attorney suffered an illness, a court official said. Dr. Kermit Gosnell's attorney, Jack McMahon

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Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
MLB Team Report – Philadelphia Phillies – INSIDE PITCH When John Lannan went down with an oblique injury last week, there were a multitude of ways the Phillies could have gone to replace their fifth starter. It could have been right-hander Tyler Cloyd

United vs. Union: Philadelphia defeats DC, 3-2, in MLS play
McInerney, 20, was the seventh selection in the 2010 MLS draft — a slot Philadelphia acquired from United in what turned out to be a one-sided trade: The Union added McInerney, veteran midfielder Fred and financial considerations for goalkeeper Troy

Philadelphia Eagles Off to a Fast Start Under Chip Kelly
The Philadelphia Eagles got their first taste of Kelly's practice approach during mini-camp last week, and needless to say, it was a shift away from anything they experienced under Andy Reid. "It's different," tight end Brent Celek told reporters. "You

PhillyInc: Philadelphia has gained much, but not jobs –
Similarly, the Pew Philadelphia Research Initiative’s fifth “State of the City” report, issued in late March, raised the question: “Can a city keep growing without an expansion of employment opportunities?” Using Census Bureau data, the Center City …

Should the Philadelphia Eagles Trade or Keep the No. 4 Overall Draft Pick?
I’m sure you’re already well aware, but in three days, the Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to pick fourth overall in the 2013 NFL draft. It’ll mark the first time the Eagles have picked in the top five since 1999, assuming of course that they hold …

Philly man gets 15 months over bogus plane threat
Kenneth Smith, 26, must also send written apologies to 38 passengers who were aboard when their flight turned around and armed agents stormed the plane at Philadelphia International Airport. Smith, a pizza cook, was angered over a compromising photo

Philadelphia Orchestra fund-raising still has a way to go –
Not long ago, a woman stood at the entrance to the Kimmel Center before a sold-out Philadelphia Orchestra concert, holding a sign: “Need one ticket.” A few weeks earlier, a couple called the box office the day after a performance of The Rite of Spring …

Philadelphia Phillies Pick Pettibone, Will Make MLB Debut Against Pirates
When Philadelphia Phillies’ fifth starting pitcher John Lannan hit the 15-day disabled list with a strained knee tendon, two questions came to mind. The first was how long Lannan would have to sit out, and the second (and more important), who would …

Changes Philadelphia Phillies Must Make to Spark a Winning Streak
The Philadelphia Phillies will finish in the bottom half of the division if they continue to play disinterested and uninspired baseball. While the team is lacking those two intangible qualities, there are plenty of areas in the physical realm of the …