The Superstar Shakeup has come and gone once again. In an era where WWE has managed to separate Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live into two separate shows, moments like these are necessary.The rosters get shaken up – sorry, low-hanging fruit – which keeps the weekly shows fresh. It’s the only way to survive with this current format, especially when boasting the deepest and most talented roster in WWE history.Let’s take a look at who arrived on Raw this past Monday. Jinder Mahal brought the United States Championship and Sunil Singh with him, subsequently dropping the title to Jeff Hardy in his debut match. The others to arrive were:Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan)Kevin Owens and Sami ZaynZack RyderBreezango (Fandango and Tyler Breeze)NatalyaMojo RawleyDolph ZigglerBaron CorbinMike KanellisThe AscensionBobby RoodeChad GableDrew McIntyre (from NXT)SmackDown’s roster also got a huge upgrade. It started with Jeff Hardy, who brought the … [Read more...] about WWE Superstar Shakeup presents potential matchups: Write Russo Write
Detroit — How anyone can say the 1968 Tigers were a bigger story than the ’84 world champion Tigers, who started with a 35-5 blaze and sealed their World Series with a couple of crashing Kirk Gibson home runs, requires some deft dance steps. But, in one man’s experience, the ’68 team was so extraordinary in its players, in its dramatics, and in its place on Detroit’s and Michigan’s sports timeline that it’s no wonder the Tigers will spend much of this 50th anniversary year celebrating the doggonedest championship season any of us has ever seen, listened to, or been overwhelmed by. To their credit, the Tigers understand this. It was the reason behind a classy Monday news conference at Comerica Park headlined by three players from their ’68 fairy tale: Al Kaline, Willie Horton and Jim Price. Mickey Lolich, hopefully Denny McLain, and probably Mickey Stanley, as well as others who were part of ’68’s grandeur will no doubt be … [Read more...] about Henning: Tigers magical ’68 team to be celebrated
Spells are cast, lovers are fooled and revelry flourishes as worlds collide in Shakespeare’s imaginative comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. On a night when anything can happen, young lovers rouse their mischievous curiosity of fairies, which use their charm to lead the couple into a playful midnight frolic through the forest. In the midst of it all, an acting troupe gets caught up in the chaos when a magic spell turns their leading man into a donkey. One of Shakespeare’s best-known comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream blurs the line between magic and reality, leading to a night so fantastical you have to dream it to believe it … [Read more...] about Atlantic City Ballet presents Midsummer Night’s Dream
After five long seasons of missing the playoffs, the Philadelphia 76ers have returned, brandishing their No. 3 seed as one of the youngest teams in the postseason storms into mid-April. The Process has paid its dividends. The Sixers’ 52-30 record is its best since Allen Iverson guided his team to the NBA Finals in 2001. And given the year Philadelphia sports has had this far, it seems only right the 76ers make a deep playoff run. You’ve heard the chatter. You’ve seen the headlines. The 76ers have a real shot. They’ve positioned themselves to avoid both LeBron James and the Toronto Raptors in the second round. If all goes well, Philly should have an easy ride to the Eastern Conference Finals. But can they win it all? Whether Philly can beat the Rockets or Warriors in a seven-game series is one thing. But whether the Sixers can maneuver the Eastern Conference to position themselves for an NBA Finals appearance? You can actually make that case. Here’s what … [Read more...] about Will the 76ers’ magical season take them to the NBA Finals?
Viet Nam News Football ROME — Roma have their sights on Kiev and the Champions League final after completing a miracle comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday to overhaul a three-goal first-leg deficit and take their place in the competition’s last four. The Italian capital came alive after a magical night at the Stadio Olimpico in which Roma — fourth in Serie A and fresh from being booed off in a 2-0 defeat against Fiorentina at the weekend — swept Lionel Messi and co aside in front of a crowd that roared itself hoarse. Trailing 4-1 after last week’s quarter-final, first leg at the Camp Nou, Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas all scored to take them through to the semi-finals on away goals against all the odds. "Perhaps the greatest night in Roma’s history," was how daily Il Fatto Quotidiano described the result on Twitter. Car horns blared and fans poured into the streets across the Eternal City as supporters hailed an incredible … [Read more...] about Roma dreaming of Kiev after magical recovery against Barcelona