May 8, 2015 |
ALMOST A WEEK later and Clint Dolezel is still fuming. A scuffle during Saturday's win over Portland was made even worse, the Soul's coach contends, by two undeserved ejections. One of the players tossed was Soul wide receiver Marco Thomas, who Dolezel said wasn't even part of the fight. The other player, Portland's Quincy Butler, was so irate over his ejection that he threw his helmet toward the padded sideline wall at Wells Fargo Center. Problem is, Butler missed the wall and hit a spectator sitting at field level.
May 3, 2015
A RIGHT ANKLE injury will keep Soul linebacker Beau Bell out of today's game against visiting Portland. Bell sprained his ankle during Sunday's win at New Orleans, and coach Clint Dolezel said Bell will miss at least two games. The Soul got a spell of good news, as leading receiver Marco Thomas was back to full practice on Thursday. Thomas, the league's receiver of the year last season with Iowa, missed last week's game with a hamstring injury. Tonight's game Who: Portland (2-3)
April 28, 2015 |
The Soul remained undefeated, beating the division-rival VooDoo, 55-42, Sunday night in New Orleans. The Soul (5-0) led by as many as 27 on two occasions and never trailed. Dan Raudabaugh was 18 of 25 and threw for 196 yards, five touchdowns and an interception. Soul receiver Ryan McDaniel had six catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. Xavier Boyce (59 yards, two touchdowns) and Shaun Kauleinamoku (55 yards, touchdown) were Raudabaugh's other main targets with four catches apiece.
April 26, 2015 |
McCartney returns! Paul McCartney . Y'know, he did that duet with Kanye West earlier this year? The upstart will play Philly for the first time in five years, taking over the Wells Fargo Center on June 21. Massive Macca fans will be able to see him twice in one week if they plan to hit up the Dover, Del.'s Firefly Music Fest on June 19 in Dover, Del. Tickets will go on sale at noon Friday, May 1. Trenton man does a...
April 19, 2015
What: Wild-card game. Who: Cleveland Gladiators (2-1) at the Soul (3-0). Where: Wells Fargo Center. When: Saturday at 7 p.m. TV: ESPN2 Outlook: This is the first meeting between the teams since the Gladiators defeated the Soul in the opening round of last year's playoffs, 39-37, on a field goal as time expired. . . . The Soul lead the AFL in scoring offense (62.3), passing offense (326.7) and total offense (326.7). . . . Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh has passed for a league-high 22 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
April 18, 2015 |
In two months, the 76ers will have a chance to push the restart button on their future. With one guaranteed first-round pick and five second-rounders, the team will work out a list of prospects leading up to the draft. But with so many needs, what is the top priority for the Sixers to take the next step in their rebuilding? "In my heart of hearts, I know we have to build on our defense," coach Brett Brown said Thursday in his final news conference of the season. "That's just who we are. " One would assume that the Sixers, who finished 18-64, were in desperate need of an explosive scorer/shooter.
April 17, 2015 |
IN THEIR THREE games last year, Cleveland was the baby and the Soul was the diaper. Each time, the Soul had a late lead against its division rival and each time, the Gladiators strutted off with the win. Those losses lingered like a trash bin filled with rotting seafood. "A lot of times last year, we fell short and our record [9-9] reflected that," defensive lineman Bryan Robinson said. "This year, we're trying to stay on ourselves about going the extra mile, doing the extra work.
April 15, 2015 |
Michael Carter-Williams received one of the best receptions of his NBA career on Monday night. He then promptly turned in probably his most gratifying performance this season. Carter-Williams scored a game-high 30 points to go with five assists, five rebounds, three steals and a block against his former team as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the 76ers, 107-97. The victory came in Carter-Williams' first return to Wells Fargo Center since his trade on Feb. 19. There were some scattered boos.
April 13, 2015 |
CHICAGO - Nerlens Noel doesn't plan to shut things down before Wednesday's season finale against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers rookie power forward/center suffered a game-ending right-ankle sprain in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's home loss to the Washington Wizards. He sat out Saturday night against the Chicago Bulls. "I think I will be good to play right before the season ends if I do feel good enough," he said Saturday. "We are just going to take it day by day. " Noel has been undergoing around-the-clock treatment on his ankle since the injury.
April 12, 2015
What: Arena Football League Who: Jacksonville Sharks (0-2) at Soul (2-0). Where: Wells Fargo Center. When: Sunday, 4 p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet Outlook: Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh has passed for 14 touchdowns in the team's first two victories and has been named athletic offensive player of the game twice. . . . The game is a homecoming for former Soul players Derrick Ross, Tiger Jones and Wayne Tribue. . . . The Sharks have lost their first two games by a combined total of two points.