March 19, 2006 |
The Columbus Destroyers' defense forced four Soul turnovers in a 53-20 rout in front of 12,807 fans at Nationwide Arena in the Arena Football League last night. The 20 points allowed by the Destroyers' defense were the second fewest in franchise history and the fewest since the team moved to Columbus in 2004. The fewest came Feb. 9, 2003, when the Destroyers topped Carolina, 44-16. Destroyers quarterback John Kaleo was sharp, connecting on 26 of 34 attempts for 302 yards and five touchdown passes.
April 4, 2005 |
The Soul earned a franchise-record third straight victory yesterday, downing the Columbus Destroyers, 62-45, at Nationwide Arena in the Arena Football League. The Soul (5-5) tied a team record with four sacks and forced five turnovers. They also had six tackles for losses in beating the Destroyers (1-8) for the third time in team history. Soul quarterback Tony Graziani completed 20 of 29 pass attempts for 261 yards and seven touchdowns. He was not intercepted. Graziani has thrown 23 touchdown passes with no interceptions during the Soul's winning streak.
March 11, 2014 |
WILL NERLENS NOEL play for the Sixers this season? If so, when? Noel, who underwent surgery on his left knee in March of last year, may have provided an answer to those questions yesterday when he tweeted the date "4-4-14. " The Sixers play at Boston on that Friday night and Noel is from Malden, Mass., 5 miles northwest of Beantown, so it's conceivable that the tweet referred to his return date. Of course, it could also be Noel's prediction for the next time the hapless Sixers win a game.
April 23, 2007
Soul at Columbus Destroyers Records: Soul 4-2; Columbus 3-3 When: Tonight, 7:30 Where: Nationwide Arena Line: Columbus by 2. Over/under: 104. TV: ESPN2. Radio: WPEN (950-AM). All-time series: The teams have split six meetings, but the Destroyers have won the last three. What's at stake: The Soul has lost its last two and could use a win in a big way. A win for Columbus would push it past the Soul and into second place in the AFL East. About the Soul: Defensive lineman Jason Davis tore a knee last week and is out for the season.
October 23, 2010
Bourque's hat trick helps Flames beat Blue Jackets Rene Bourque scored three goals and added an assist and Henrik Karlsson stopped 20 shots in his NHL debut to lead the visiting Calgary Flames past the Columbus Blue Jackets , 6-2, Friday. It was Bourque's second career hat trick. Columbus was mauled for the second time in three home games. Furthermore, two nights after drawing a franchise-worst crowd of 9,802, the Blue Jackets drew 10,784 at Nationwide Arena. Daniel Alfredsson had his eighth career hat trick and reached 1,000 NHL points, and Brian Elliott made 34 saves in the visiting Ottawa Senators ' 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres . Steven Stamkos scored three goals for his second NHL hat trick, and Vincent Lecavalier added a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Atlanta Thrashers , 5-2, in Georgia.
April 22, 2008 |
Familiarity bred more success for Matt D'Orazio. The Soul's substitute quarterback, the league's top-rated passer, returned to the city where he played his college and high school football and did not disappoint the throng of family and friends in attendance last night at Nationwide Arena. D'Orazio, who fills in on a sports talk-radio show in Columbus in the off-season, relieved Tony Graziani and threw five touchdown passes to lead the Soul to a 76-55 win over the Columbus Destroyers.
March 22, 2002 |
Players from both teams wore heart-shaped stickers on the backs of their helmets that bore Brittanie Cecil's initials. The flags outside the arena were at half-staff. Before Columbus' game against visiting Detroit last night, there was a moment of silence for Brittanie, the 13-year-old girl who died after being hit by a puck during the Blue Jackets' previous home game. "It's on lots of people's minds," Blue Jackets president and general manager Doug MacLean said. "I got an e-mail from Scotland, where they're having a moment of silence at a hockey game.
May 12, 2012
Kevin Garnett had 28 points and 14 rebounds, hitting a jumper to give Boston the lead with 31 seconds left in Game 6 on Thursday night, as the host Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks, 83-80. Boston advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fifth straight year. The Celtics will play the 76ers on Saturday. Paul Pierce had 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds for Boston despite playing with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Clippers seek to close The stubborn Memphis Grizzlies aren't the only obstacles in the Los Angeles Clippers' path to closing out a rare playoff series victory.
January 24, 2014 |
COLUMBUS - Every day following a game, Sergei Bobrovsky and Blue Jackets goaltending coach Ian Clark sit down for a video review. One part of each lesson includes a new vocabulary word to further Bobrovsky's grasp of the English language. The latest "word of the day" was "distort. " "I always try to find a unique word to use in that review," Clark said. "I'm his coach, but I guess I'm also his English tutor. " Walk into the Blue Jackets' dressing room - past the elaborate brick entrance that matches the homey theme of Nationwide Arena in cozy Columbus - and you will find a much different Bobrovsky than the one who abruptly left Philadelphia two summers ago in a trade.
February 15, 2015 |
COLUMBUS - Barely 4 minutes had elapsed since the Civil War-replica cannon exploded, signaling an overtime win for the Blue Jackets. Claude Giroux was already out of his equipment. He angrily threw his sneakers at a stationary bike in the hallway before beginning his postgame exercise routine. For the second game in a row, the Flyers threw away a valuable point, coughing up a lead with under 10 minutes to play. On Tuesday night, it was Montreal. Last night, the Flyers blew a two-goal lead in the final 8:38 before Artem Anisimov poked in a rebound in overtime to hand them a 4-3 defeat at Nationwide Arena.