July 24, 2016 |
In a divisive election year, the Raul Malo-led, Latin-tinged country-soul band has covered Frank Sinatra's version of this 1945 patriotic song of inclusion, written by Earl Robinson and Abel Meeropol for an Oscar-winning short film. Google it or go to rollingstone.com/country.
June 24, 2016 |
New Jersey's conservative provocateur-in-chief, never at a loss for an irascible word, hates what he's hearing from his party's presumptive presidential nominee. Steve Lonegan, who often annoys fellow Republicans as much as Democrats, has lately and improbably become the loudest voice of the Dump Trump movement in the New Jersey GOP. Lonegan is pushing the cause through fiery takedowns of top Donald Trump loyalists, as on CNN recently, when he and Jeffrey Lord accused each other of running a political suicide mission.
March 17, 2016 |
Finally playing as if their chance at a playoff berth was on the line, which it is, the Wizards picked up their second consecutive lopsided victory over a team just ahead of them in the standings, beating Derrick Rose's Chicago Bulls, 117-96, behind John Wall's triple-double Wednesday night in Washington. Wall, an all-star point guard, produced 29 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, outplaying Rose, who returned after missing two games with a strained left groin and finished with 16 points and four assists.
November 18, 2015 |
'THAT'S IT. Twenty-seven turnovers and I can walk away (without any more explanation). " That is how coach Brett Brown summed up his frustration Monday night after his 76ers lost for the 11th straight time to open the season, this one by 92-86 to the Dallas Mavericks at the Wells Fargo Center. Even with that many giveaways, the Sixers found themselves on the verge of collecting win No. 1. They held a two-point lead on a Nerlens Noel dunk with 5 minutes, 12 seconds to go. With only 3:23 to go, the game was knotted at 82. But Dirk Nowitzki hit a big three with 1:47 to go for a six-point lead and an improbable Sixers victory became another sloppy loss.
November 14, 2014 |
DALLAS - So much for getting a lift. The 76ers were humiliated Thursday night in a 123-70 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. The 53-point setback was their worst since a 56-point loss to the Seattle SuperSonics in 1993. The Sixers are winless through eight games for the first time since the dreaded 1972-73 season. That team went 9-73 to set the NBA's futility record. Based on their last two losses by a combined 85 points, this season's squad is on pace to break that record.
July 5, 2014 |
Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final contract for the 36-year-old German star. A person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday that Nowitzki would get a three-year contract worth roughly $30 million. New contracts cannot be signed until next Thursday. Nowitzki just completed a four-year deal worth $80 million. The 2011 NBA Finals MVP put off finalizing the deal until after the Mavericks met Wednesday night with free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony.
March 26, 2014 |
LAST WEEK, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban addressed tanking, saying that NBA commissioner Adam Silver was wrong to deny it exists. "No one thinks it doesn't exist, it's just a question of whether or not it's effective," Cuban told CBSSports.com's Matt Moore. "And when so many teams tank in one conference, it's not effective. " Cuban was talking, of course, of the Eastern Conference, where tanking has become a competitive sport. Which brings us to the Sixers, who have dropped 25 straight games.
December 8, 2013 |
Most complete-album shows are celebrations of commonly agreed-on landmarks, victory laps for established classics that send audiences home humming their music collections. But Mavericks , the first album by Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, is more like a buried treasure. But at World Cafe Live on Thursday night, the founding members of North Carolina power-pop quartet the dB's - whose 2012 Falling Off the Sky was the original lineup's first album in 30 years - weren't commemorating a neat anniversary or hawking a "deluxe" reissue.
November 20, 2013 |
DALLAS - This one had to hurt. The 76ers had the Dallas Mavericks down. But in end, too many missed layups and poor foul shooting led to the Sixers' seventh loss in nine games. The Mavs took their first lead late in the third quarter and went on to seize a 97-94 victory Monday night at the American Airlines Center. "We shot ourselves in the foot tonight," Sixers center Spencer Hawes said. "I don't know how many layups, free throws, a combination of the two we missed. "But if you can't make those, you don't deserve to win. " The Sixers (5-7)
September 16, 2013 |
BRADDOCK, Pa. In this gritty borough near Pittsburgh, Mayor John Fetterman is doing what the Philadelphia and New Hope mayors won't - officiating at weddings of gay and lesbian couples who got their marriage licenses in Montgomery County. Last week's Commonwealth Court ruling ordering the county to stop issuing licenses won't stop him, either, as long as the couples got their licenses legally. "If a couple wants to go ahead and do it, I would as well," Fetterman, 44, said after the ruling Thursday.