July 12, 2015
Cleveland Gladiators (7-7) at Soul (12-2) When/Where: Saturday, 1 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center TV: CBS Sports Network Standings: Cleveland is in second place in the American East; the Soul are in first place in the American East. Last meeting: This is the second of three meetings between the teams. The Soul defeated the visiting Gladiators, 63-48, on April 18. The teams face each other again, in Cleveland, on Aug. 8 in the regular season finale. 3 stars: Gladiators - QB Shane Austin (332-531, 3,745 yds, 80 TDs, 16 INTs)
May 11, 2015
Hardcover For the week ended May 10, compiled by Nielsen BookScan © 2015 the Nielsen Co. Fiction 1. Gathering Prey John Sandford. Putnam. $29 2. Memory Man David Baldacci. Grand Central. $28 3. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins. Riverhead. $27 4. The Liar Nora Roberts. Putnam. $28 5. The Bone Tree Greg Iles. Morrow. $28 6. Death Wears a Beauty Mask Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster.
May 4, 2015
* CLEVELAND ABDUCTION . 8 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime. "Orange Is the New Black's" Taryn Manning stars as Michelle Knight, the longest held of the three women abducted by Cleveland nutjob Ariel Castro. Frequently hard to watch, it sticks around to deal with Knight's post-release choices, adding a note of inspiration to what otherwise might have been mere exploitation. * ANA MARIA IN NOVELA LAND . 8 p.m. Saturday, Oxygen. Looking for something less harrowing? Fans of "Jane the Virgin" might check out this TV movie in which a telenovela fan and her fave character switch lives.
April 19, 2015 |
EASTERN CONFERENCE (1) Atlanta Hawks (60-22) vs. (8) Brooklyn Nets (38-44) Season series: Hawks, 4-0. Coaches: Atlanta, Mike Budenholzer (2d season, 98-66); Brooklyn, Lionel Hollins (1st season with the Nets, 38-44; overall, 252-245). Top three Atlanta: Paul Millsap, 6-8, F (16.7 ppg., 7.8 rpg.), Al Horford, 6-10, C (15.2 ppg., 7.2 rpg.), Jeff Teague, 6-2 PG (15.9 ppg., 7.0 apg.). Brooklyn: Joe Johnson, 6-7 SG (14.4 ppg., 4.8 rpg.), Brook Lopez, 7-0 C (17.2 ppg., 7.4 rpg.)
April 17, 2015 |
IN THEIR THREE games last year, Cleveland was the baby and the Soul was the diaper. Each time, the Soul had a late lead against its division rival and each time, the Gladiators strutted off with the win. Those losses lingered like a trash bin filled with rotting seafood. "A lot of times last year, we fell short and our record [9-9] reflected that," defensive lineman Bryan Robinson said. "This year, we're trying to stay on ourselves about going the extra mile, doing the extra work.
February 25, 2015 |
ONE CAN NEVER predict the fallout from the Oscars. One year it's John Travolta 's inability to pronouce a name and the next year it's a Cleveland news anchor's ability to pronounce a racial slur. Cleveland.com, citing both the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal , reported that WJW-TV-8 news anchor Kristi Capel got herself in hot water while trying to compliment Lady Gaga 's performance of "Sound of Music" songs. Capel said, "It's hard to really hear [Gaga's]
February 4, 2015 |
CLEVELAND - Sixers coach Brett Brown once cut Matthew Dellavedova from the Australian National Team. The scrappy backup point guard exacted his revenge last night. Dellavedova made three three-pointers and scored 10 points in the final 7:09, allowing the Cleveland Cavaliers to escape with a 97-84 win over Philadelphia. The 76ers, who trailed 59-39 early in the third quarter, made it a one-possession game three times in the fourth before Dellavedova caught fire to fend off their upset bid. "My Australian friend wasn't a friend tonight," Brown quipped.
January 6, 2015 |
LeBRON JAMES had to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. When he became a free agent at the end of the 2013-14 season, he could have re-upped with the Miami Heat, made as much money as possible under the NBA's collective bargaining agreement and likely won several more titles with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as his wingmen. James, who is out for 2 weeks with knee and back strains and will miss tonight's game against the Sixers at the Wells Fargo Center, could have gone to New York as the conquering hero who would finally bring championship glory to the Knicks after 4 decades, or he could have helped Kobe Bryant win one more title in Los Angeles while taking the Lakers into another era of greatness.
October 17, 2014 |
MATT HOUCK, four members of the Ventresca family (Greg, Anthony, Len and Bob) and five other former Central Bucks West football players piled into an RV in Valley Forge last Friday. Destination: Cleveland. Ten or so other former players flew in, including Chris Moore from Philadelphia, and had a bit of a reunion weekend in "C-Town. " The ex-Bucks were mostly from the classes of '89 and '90 who C.B. West coach Mike Pettine Sr., who won four state titles at 326 games in his 33-year career.
August 28, 2014 |
Dion Waiters was en route to Los Angeles last month for a weeklong workout session with pro basketball trainer Rob McClanaghan, an annual West Coast trip that had become as much a part of Waiters' offseason routine as the trade rumors that always seem to include his name, when his cellphone buzzed. He answered it. "Be ready," LeBron James told him. James had not yet announced that he had decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. So he was coy in his brief conversation with Waiters, who grew up in South Philadelphia and has been the Cavs' starting shooting guard since they drafted him fourth overall out of Syracuse in 2012.