July 28, 2013
Saturday, 9 p.m. at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas. TV: CBS Sports Network On the web: Soul.ArenaFootball.com/AllAccess Records: Soul (12-5), Talons (9-8). About the Soul: This is the last regular-season game, and they can lock up first place in the American Conference and home field throughout the playoffs with a victory. . . . They have a seven-game win streak and a seven-game road win streak. . . . Receiver Tiger Jones is the first Arean Football League player to have three straight seasons with at least 2,000 receiving yards.
July 28, 2013 |
IT'S NOT UNUSUAL to find a doctor in the house during Friday services at the Zubaida Foundation mosque in Lower Makefield - or several doctors. "We have two heart surgeons, for example," said mosque administrator Mohammed Husain. The largely professional, mostly second-generation immigrants who worship at the Bucks County mosque tend to be accomplished people. That's why America opened its doors in the first place to the Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi families who are the core of the congregation (now joined by some with roots in the Middle East and South Africa, along with American-born Muslims)
July 24, 2013 |
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - The soul-searching has begun in and around Cleveland - again - as the chilling details emerge from the latest missing-women case to send a shiver through the metropolitan area. A registered sex offender was charged Monday with murder and kidnapping of three women whose bodies were found in plastic trash bags in a run-down East Cleveland neighborhood. It is the third major case in four years of multiple killings or abductions to haunt the metropolis. "I do think we have to ask ourselves as a community the larger question: Why here, and what can we do to better understand the conditions that fostered this savage behavior?"
July 23, 2013 |
The Soul jumped out to a 27-0 lead in the second quarter thanks to four consecutive defensive stops to start the game, and pulled away from the host San Jose SaberCats in the second half for a 65-43 Arena Football League win late Saturday night at the SAP Center. The victory was the seventh in a row for the Soul (12-5) and helped them maintain their one-game lead over the Jacksonville Sharks (11-6) for the top spot in the American Conference heading into the final week of the regular season.
July 23, 2013
THE THREE BEST teams in the AFL reside in the West Division. It's almost like the SEC in college football where the road to the national championship generally goes through Alabama, LSU or Florida. But the Soul picked up a significant win on Saturday by going into San Jose and dumping the Sabercats, 65-43. The victory allowed the Soul to hold onto the No. 1 seed in the American Conference heading into the final week of the season. Philadelphia has won seven in a row. Dan Raudabaugh threw five touchdown passes and ran his string of attempts without an interception up to 197 as the Soul improved to 12-5.
July 21, 2013
Saturday, 10:30 p.m. at SAP Center. San Jose, Cailf. On the web: Soul.ArenaFootball.com/AllAccess Records: Soul, 11-5; Sabercats, 12-4. About the Soul: The Soul are riding a six-game winning streak, but face their first difficult opponent since early June when they faced Arizona. . . .. The Soul average 59.8 points, third in the league. QB Dan Raudabaugh leads the AFL in completion percentage (69.1 percent) and ranks third in completions this season with 347. WR Tiger Jones ranks first in receiving yards (1,968)
July 19, 2013
AGENDA Who: Soul (11-5) at San Jose (12-4) When: Tomorrow, 10:30 p.m. Where: SAP Center (17,496). TV/Radio: None. On the web: Soul.ArenaFootball.com/AllAccess About the Soul: Has won six in a row, but this will be the best team they've played since losing to Arizona on June 1 . . . Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh leads the league in completion percentage (69.1 percent) and is third in touchdown passes (86). He hasn't thrown an interception in his last 164 attempts.
July 15, 2013 |
Tommy Grady dropped back into the emerald turf behind his lineman looking for a darting Utah Blaze receiver sprinting across the arena. Bryan Robinson, however, had different plans. The strapping lineman attacked the quarterback just shy of the 45-yard line. Grady tried to scramble but was pinned on the boards while the 285-pound defender recorded the franchise record in sacks during the play, dragging the 6-foot-7 passer down to earth. Robinson's eight tackles (two for loss)
July 14, 2013 |
IT WAS 3 hours before kickoff and Soul star wide receiver Tiger Jones was sitting in Section 124 of the Wells Fargo Center. He was all alone, except for a dozen or so kids playing a football game on the turf below. He had a set of buds in his ears, a couple of ice packs on his knees and a faraway look in his eyes. This time last year, Jones was getting ready for Eagles training camp. The NFL is not calling this year, despite Jones again posting astronomical Arena Football League numbers.