July 17, 2015
Soul (13-2) at Jacksonville (7-7) Saturday, 7 p.m., Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (15,000). TV/Radio: None. On the web: www.soul.arenafootball.com/allaccess Line: Soul -4 1/2 About the Soul: The Soul are chasing the No. 1 overall seed and the potential right to host the ArenaBowl championship game on Aug. 29. They currently trail San Jose (14-1) by one game. San Jose hosts Portland (4-10) on Saturday. Arizona (12-2) also is in the hunt . . . Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh is three shy of becoming the 11th player in AFL history with 500 career touchdown passes.
July 14, 2015
THE SOUL checked another item off its 2015 season to-do list with a convincing win over Cleveland. The 72-56 victory at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday improved the Soul's record to 13-2 and clinched homefield advantage throughout the American Conference playoffs. Wide receiver Harvey Binford had his best game of the season with seven catches, 145 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Soul. Dan Raudabaugh strengthened his MVP argument by completing 20-of-27 passes for seven TDs. He threw one interception.
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)
July 11, 2015 |
Fate hasn't exactly been kind to Percival Wills (Leon Cain) or Steven Ray (Steve Mouzakis), two lost souls mired in despair who meet and befriend each other in The Suicide Theory , a razor-dark buddy dramedy from Australian director Dru Brown. Percival lost his will to live three years earlier when his lover, Chris, was savagely murdered. His depression and feelings of worthlessness reach an all-time nadir when he comes to learn from hard experience that he's such a failure, he can't even kill himself properly.
June 29, 2015 |
THERE'S ONE team in Philadelphia without a quarterback controversy at the moment. They have the top-ranked offense in their league and a serious shot at bringing a title home to the city. The Soul now sits atop the East Division at 12-3 for the season after defeating the Tampa Bay Storm, 64-42, last night at the Wells Fargo Center. Head coach Clint Dolezel's team appears primed to finish as the top seed in the American Conference and its high-powered offense will look to tear through the playoffs.
June 28, 2015 |
Bryan Robinson shot through the Tampa Bay offensive line just as quickly as it took quarterback Jason Boltus to take his second snap of the third quarter. With the Soul defensive lineman bearing down on him, Boltus kept his eyes downfield and shuffled backward to avoid the pursuit. But like all night, he had little to see. This time, he ran out of space, too. Robinson tackled him for a safety, highlighting a stellar defensive effort in Philadelphia's 64-42 win Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
June 26, 2015
SOUL AGENDA Who: Tampa Bay (6-6) at Soul (11-2) When: Tonight, 7:30 Where: Wells Fargo Center (19,500). TV/Radio: None. On the web: ESPN3.com, Soul.ArenaFootball.com/AllAccess Line: Soul -7 1/2 About the Soul: Rolled Tampa, 71-27, on May 23. It was the worst loss in franchise history . . . Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh leads the league with touchdown passes (86) and yards (3,711) and is second in completion percentage (66.7). He has thrown nine interceptions in 454 attempts.
June 21, 2015
When: 11 p.m. Saturday Where : Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. TV: ESPN2 Standings: Soul (10-2) are in first place in the American East; the Kiss (2-9) are in last place in the National West. Last week: The Soul are coming off their second defeat after scoring a season-low 42 points in a 45-42 loss at Orlando. Predators quarterback Bernard Morris did most of the damage, rushing for 79 yards and three touchdowns and passing for 174 yards and two more scores. The second-year Kiss earned their biggest win in franchise history, knocking off unbeaten San Jose, 48-42, in overtime.
June 19, 2015
SOUL AGENDA Who: Soul (10-2) at Los Angeles (2-9) When: Tomorrow, 11 p.m. Where: Honda Center (18,336). TV: ESPN2. On the web: soul.arenafootball.com/allaccess Line: Soul -11. About the Soul: Re-signed defensive end Teddy Jennings this week and will have him in the lineup. Jennings tied the franchise record last year with 11 sacks . . . Star linebacker Beau Bell is likely to miss his fourth consecutive game with a back injury. He spent last season with LA, where he registered 13 sacks and was first-team all-AFL.
June 16, 2015
THE SOUL offense had its most sluggish outing of the season in Saturday's 45-42 loss at Orlando. Marco Thomas had 13 catches for 138 yards and four touchdowns as the Soul slipped to 10-2. Fumbles on their first two drives, and a third-quarter interception by Dan Raudabaugh, helped stop the Soul's three-game winning streak. Up next for the Soul is a visit to Los Angeles (2-9), which beat San Jose, 48-42, on Saturday in the biggest upset in recent AFL history. LA was a 32.5 1/2 -point underdog, according to VegasInsider.com, and the SaberCats came into the game 11-0.