The Road to Heaven: Val Brelinski's The Girl Who Slept with God
Our focus remains primarily on her - through her winning first-person voice that's part Margaret Simon, part Holden Caulfield - and on her older sister, Grace, who for most of her seventeen years has been the quintessential golden child. Grace follows ...
August 4, 2015
Setting Time Clocks on the NBA's Biggest Rebuilding Projects
Patience is a key ingredient for every successful NBA rebuild, but it's often the most difficult to maintain. There's only so much losing a fanbase can endure before it needs a glimpse of that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Even the process ...
July 22, 2015
Stephen Curry carries Warriors past LeBron, Cavs to brink of NBA title
With a sellout crowd rocking and roaring in their golden-yellow shirts, Curry and his teammates took control of the game -- and possibly the series -- in the final minutes. Curry connected inside James made a 34-footer with the shot clock about to ...
June 15, 2015
Jahlil Okafor off to good summer league start with Nerlens Noel's help
Okafor is also adjusting to the 24-second shot clock that speeds up the game, and he wants to get comfortable with teammates and coaches. Before arriving in Utah, Okafor hadn't played 5-on-5 since the Duke won the national championship. But a lot of ...
The Clock Is Ticking on Byron Scott's Future with the Los Angeles Lakers
The rest includes the other end of the floor where L.A. has a phalanx of playmaking guards and wings who will try to operate through the confines of Scott's off-ball hybrid Princeton system. However, as Darius Soriano of Forum Blue and Gold points out ...
July 24, 2015
The place where Ray Fosse and Pete Rose collide
As a two-time All-Star catcher in Cleveland, with two Gold Gloves. As a two-time World Series champion . "I was on the floor of my living room, filming the 1970 All-Star Game," he recalls while sitting in the reading room of the Williamson County ...
July 10, 2015
Aerosmith rocks Salinas with some of its classics
Salinas >> Boston's Bad Boys of rock, Aerosmith, performed to an almost full house at the Salinas Sports Complex on Friday night and did not disappoint those who came to party. Classic rock bands like Aerosmith have great songs from a long discography ...
July 11, 2015
Patience is a key ingredient for every successful NBA rebuild, but it's often the most difficult to maintain. There's only so much losing a fanbase can endure before it needs a glimpse of that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Even the process-trusting Philadelphia 76ers faithful would like to reap more tangible rewards from general manager Sam Hinkie's ever-growing asset collection. "We have Trusted The Process. We've enjoyed this franchise way more than we've had any right to," wrote Liberty Ballers' Michael Levin. "We know that it isn't about results, so long as the methodology is sound. For all of the success-starved fans out there, we're here to start the countdown to competitiveness. ), we have pinned down the target date for the league's biggest rebuilders to contend for a playoff spot. To simplify this process, the biggest rebuilding clubs have been defined by this: a winning percentage below. Second, our target postseason dates are when those clubs can reasonably expect to stay in this race. 2014-15 Record: 30-52. Last Playoff Appearance: 2012-13. Realistic Postseason Target: 2017-18. The Denver Nuggets engineered a mini-demolition last season.
With a sellout crowd rocking and roaring in their golden-yellow shirts, Curry and his teammates took control of the game -- and possibly the series -- in the final minutes. Curry connected inside and out -- sometimes way out -- to help the Warriors pull away and get in a position they haven't been in 40 years. The Warriors will try to win their first title since 1975 on Tuesday night in Cleveland, which hasn't won a major sports championship in 51 years. "I feel confident because I'm the best player in the world," said James , who has carried Cleveland as much as he could. The four-time MVP had 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, slowing down the pace the way only he can. But the depleted Cavs, without injured starters Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love , tired again late with a rotation that has gone just seven or eight deep. He's going to," Curry said of James. Draymond Green had 16 points and nine rebounds, Andre Iguodala added 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and reserve Leandro Barbosa scored 13 points for the deep and talented Warriors. Tristan Thompson tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds, and J. R. Smith scored all 14 of his points in the first half for Cleveland, which shot 39. 5 percent and had no answer for Curry late. He made some terrific shots," Cavs coach David Blatt said. Under the current 2-2-1-1-1 schedule format, the winner of Game 5 in a 2-2 series has won the title 12 of 14 times.
Still, when Okafor was surprisingly available when Philadelphia was on the clock with the No. 3 pick during the NBA draft, the 76ers didn't hesitate to take him. The presence of 21-year-old Noel, the No. 6 overall pick of the 2013 draft, and 21-year-old center Joel Embiid , No. 3 in 2014, wasn't a deterrent for Philly. "I think he's been great," Noel said of Okafor during an interview with The Associated Press. "He's getting better and better, more comfortable and more comfortable. "I think we'll be able to do a lot of great things on the court -- we all have different abilities and do different things -- as we get more acquainted with each other. Okafor came back the next day with 13 points and nine rebounds but felt he played better against the Celtics despite the statistical drop. His focus from Day 1 to Day 2 was setting better screens in pick-and-roll sets. Okafor is also adjusting to the 24-second shot clock that speeds up the game, and he wants to get comfortable with teammates and coaches. But a lot of the talk outside of the 76ers is about the Noel-Embiid-Okafor dynamic, which seems like a conundrum. "I had a really close relationship with Joel before I got down here to Philadelphia, so we are excited to play together," Okafor said.
Need help with my flooring and cabinet
We are changing the floor from golden Oak and carpet to santos mahogany hardwood for the house. The issue is I need help to decide about the kitchen cabinets right now they are of golden Oak and matches the kitchen floor. But with change of floor it will ...
July 23, 2015
Need help matching oak floor to a tile that complements
I need suggestions for tile to transition from my living room which is a golden oak wood floor to my family room. I want to install the rectangle size tile in my family room which will also flow into the kitchen. My family room does not receive a lot of ...
July 22, 2015
A Your Voice, Your Future Town Hall - America: State of Affairs
Driving north on 99 this evening, I could see that a beautiful sunset was developing. I decided to go down to the Everett waterfront to watch it unfold. As I was taking pictures of the sunset, I captured a seagull that was taking flight.
January 28, 2014
Fresard Clock Tower on City Commission Agenda Tonight
The Fresard Clock Tower is back on the Royal Oak City Commission's agenda when it meets today at 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of . After much discussion on June 18, Royal Oak city commissioners agreed toto support on Woodward. The Troy-based car ...
Blair Kamin has been the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic since 1992. A graduate of Amherst College and the Yale University School of Architecture, he has also been a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. The ...
June 7, 2012