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June 20 2013
VIDEO: Kaspars Daugavins locker-room chant
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I tried SoulCycle and it made me question my humanity
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Mookie Betts continues his strong start to 2015 Red Sox season
Last year at this time, Mookie Betts was playing second base for the Portland Sea Dogs in Double-A. Now, he’s doing something that hasn’t been done by a Red Sox player in over 40 years, not to mention playing center field. After shifting to the outfield in late May of last year and then making his major league debut on June 29 of last year, Betts is now the Red Sox’ starting center fielder and had the best game of his 78-game major league career Tuesday night. Betts’ two solo home runs were the...
2015 NBA Mock Draft: Okafor No. 1, Karl-Anthony Towns to Knicks
We analyzed the best fits for teams with their impending needs and free agency decisions. The past three NBA drafts, two thirds of all the first round selections have been college underclassmen. May 19 will provide the lottery results with the official NBA draft order. 1. Minnesota Timberwolves Jahlil Okafor PF/Center Duke T'wolves have invested heavily at center, therefore address the power forward need by selecting Jahlil Okafor. 2. New York Knicks Karl-Anthony Towns Center Kentucky Towns...
Rangers scoring woes continue as they lose, 2-1, to Capitals in Game 4
After what was a dream regular season for the New York Rangers, their 2015 postseason is quickly becoming a nightmare. They just can’t score. Or, they at least can’t score enough to keep pace with a rock solid Capitals team that came back from an 0-1 deficit Wednesday night in Game 4 in D.C. to win, 2-1, and grab a commanding 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven Eastern semifinal. Washington’s Andre Burakovsky tallied his second goal of the night just 24 seconds into the third period after Ryan...
High school teaches abstinence, 20 kids get chlamydia
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2015 NBA Mock Draft: Okafor No. 1, Karl-Anthony Towns to Knicks
Danny Picard: Celtics should steer clear of Kevin Love in free agency
I’m not going to lie. Last year at this time, I was begging the Boston Celtics to acquire Kevin Love in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. My, what a difference a year makes. And it has absolutely nothing to do with his on-court talent. Kevin Love can opt-out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer. His team has advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but his season is over after having successful surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder that he suffered in...
Photos: Living Flame pays tribute to fallen heroes
In the past six months, Philly's policemen and firefighters have lost two members in the line of duty: Lt. Joyce Craig, 37, who died fighting a fire on Dec. 9, and Sgt. Robert F. Wilson, 30, shot to death during a robbery on March 5. On Wednesday, their surviving relatives were joined by hundreds of surviving family members of past fallen firefighters and police officers in paying tribute to the Living Flame in Franklin Park, a permanent tribute to those whose lives are lost in the line of...
Black not fetch enough for Woody's?
Step onto the main dance floor of the self-proclaimed “landmark gay spot in Philadelphia,” Woody’s (202 S. 13th St.) – and you will witness a very noticeable racial divide cut right through it. It’s 2015 and one of the most elaborate nightclubs in the Gayborhood is still subtly reflective of a segregation era many of us would never want to look back at. But unlike the days of de jure separation and rejection, LGBT members of color continue to face a sense of de facto dismissal socially when...
VIDEO: How to ruin a 'Star Wars' fan's day
Looking for a great way to dampen all that overwhelming enthusiasm for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"? YouTuber Michael Murdock has you covered. He's taken the enthusiasm-building teaser released last month and digitally inserted Jar Jar Binks into every scene, redubbing it "Star Wars: The Binks Awakens." Terrifying and awful, sure, but with six months still to go before the film comes out, we could all use something to temper our expectations. Remember what happened with "The Phantom Menace"?...
Mother's Day brunch spots that beat breakfast in bed
Admit it, your strengths probably don't include cooking. And do you really want to try replicating one of mom's recipes for her? Here are five brunches that will mean more fun for everyone. Brooklyn Winery 213 N. Eighth St. The cozy main dining room, decorated in reclaimed woods and furnished with repurposed factory equipment, is a great spot for a girls night, but moms will be treated to a brunch feast inside the winery’s soaring Atrium. The prix fixe menu ($40) includes coffee and a glass of...
Designs for 22nd and Market memorial approved
The design for a memorial garden to the victims of the June 5, 2013 building collapse at 22nd and Market streets was approved by the Art Commission at a meeting on Wednesday. "The commission gave final approval to the park and memorial design," said a spokesman for the 22nd and Market Memorial. The commission did ask for adjustments so more people can stand near the memorial at one time, they said. The memorial fund has raised $600,000 of its $1.3 million goal. Six people lost their lives and...
TECH: This gadget will keep track of your farts
We’ve got wearables to monitor our heart rate, sleep patterns - and now, eh-hem, our farts. The CH4 wearable and app helps you work out which food gives you flatulence. The gadget, named after the chemical formula for odoriferous methane - sits in your back pocket or clips to your belt and tracks the amount of methane gas your bottom is burping. A paired smartphone app syncs with the device and gives meal suggestions to improve your eating habits. Metro spoke with Rodrigo Narciso,...
VIRAL VIDEO: Watch these 'old men' bust a groove on 'Britain's Got Talent'
During a recent broadcast of Britain's talent competition show, "Britain's Got Talent," a group of five men who are considered old showcased their dance skills in front of the judges and it was impressive. As soon as the dancing dads start their routine, you can see the look of shock in all of the judge's faces. The men don't appear to be old per se, but to see a person that age bopping around non-stop without resting is impressive to us.