May 12, 2015 |
NBC ANNOUNCED its new shows for fall and midseason yesterday. Daily News TV critic Ellen Gray will begin to review them in September after she watches them, but Tattle isn't confined by such process. So here they are: * "Blindspot" is a drama about a woman found naked and covered in tattoos (a/k/a clues) in NYC, with no memory of who she is. We lose interest a few minutes after she puts on her clothes. * "The Player" is a thriller about a former military operative turned security expert in Las Vegas.
May 8, 2015 |
KEVIN HARVICK attracted more attention than is usual for a reigning Sprint Cup champion prior to last Sunday's Talladega race. Harvick suggested the Cup series schedule should be shaken up. Asked how he thought NASCAR can grow its fan base, Harvick replied that his understanding is last season's final three races (Texas, Phoenix and Homestead) were sold out. Then he said, "If you want to talk about growing the sport, I believe that some venues need one race. The schedule needs to be mixed up. People like things that change.
April 24, 2015 |
The Eagles must travel for three of their first four games this fall but will be home for three of their last four. Pope Francis and the Phillies are the reasons. The Phillies have scheduled homestands during Weeks 1 and 4 of the NFL schedule. The pope is visiting Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families during the third weekend of the season. "As a result, that . . . puts us on the road for [those] weeks," Eagles president Don Smolenski said Wednesday, a day after their schedule was released.
April 23, 2015 |
The Eagles open the season on Monday Night Football, will keep Philadelphia glued to the television on Thanksgiving for the second straight season, and will wait until December to visit the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and then host LeSean McCoy. Those are some of the highlights of the team's 2015 schedule, which was released Tuesday night. The Eagles will play five prime-time games and six nationally televised games. The Eagles begin the season against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept.
April 23, 2015 |
LIKE EVERYONE else, Jon Gruden has been fascinated by Chip Kelly's wheeling and dealing this offseason. "I'm curious just like everybody else," ESPN's "Monday Night Football" analyst said. "I was curious when they got Sam Bradford. I was curious when they let McCoy go. I was curious when they got the two backs they signed . He's obviously got a master plan. " The NFL clearly believes Gruden isn't alone in his curiosity about Kelly and the Eagles. The 2015 schedule was released last evening, and it included five prime-time appearances for the Birds.
April 13, 2015 |
Chip Kelly's unorthodox practice schedule has apparently done little to dissuade free agents from signing with the Eagles despite the short turnaround after games and the intensity of the workouts. When Frank Gore backed out of an agreement with the Eagles before the start of free agency, there was a report that he balked because of Kelly's "overbearing approach," and ruminations from some that the 31-year-old running back didn't want to endure the frenetic pace of the coach's practices.
April 3, 2015 |
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - The members of a proposed state-wide, non-public football conference would be responsible for the creation of division alignments and schedules, the chair of the NJSIAA committee that is recommending the controversial change said Wednesday. Mike Zapicchi, the principal at West Windsor-Plainsboro North High School and chair of the NJSIAA's public/non-public committee, said he has received "a lot of negative reaction" from officials from non-public schools in South and Central Jersey.
March 8, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Carlos Ruiz was behind the plate Friday afternoon for the first time this spring. The 36-year-old caught five innings and went 0 for 2 with a strikeout. Manager Ryne Sandberg said Ruiz will catch once every four or five days during spring training. He has played one game so far as a designated hitter. Sandberg said it is a priority to get Ruiz at-bats. "For him to get work and throw and block and everything," Sandberg said after Friday's 4-1 loss to the Yankees.
March 6, 2015 |
OKLAHOMA CITY – Should the NBA rethink its 82-game schedule? That sentiment seems to be growing. To say an NBA season is grueling may be an understatement. Along with the taxing contests on back-to-back nights, there's the rash of injuries around the league that's drawing attention to the punishing schedule. "I don't know the number, but the time in between the games is a thing that always stands out most to me," 76ers coach Brett Brown said after Wednesday's shootaround at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
March 6, 2015
THIS IS push time in the NBA – teams pushing for a better playoff seeding or making that push to become part of the 16-team tournament that begins in late April. Many teams, however, are facing that final shove without a full complement of weapons. This season, seemingly more than most others, has been riddled with injuries, especially to big-time players. Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, LeBron James, Jimmy Butler, and so on, and so on. So many big names missing so much time.