David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ has topped Golden Globe nominations with 6 nods, while Netflix dominates

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ has topped Golden Globe nominations with 6 nods, while Netflix dominates.last_img

Go Behind the Scenes of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening

first_imgDeaf West’s revival of Spring Awakening is currently running on Broadway and GMA recently went behind the scenes to check out the groundbreaking production. “People just assume that we’re doing it for the deaf, but it’s for everybody,” explained Oscar winner Marlee Matlin about the staging, which incorporates American Sign Language with the dialogue, as select characters are portrayed as deaf, with additional performers providing their voices. Check out the fascinating video below—the tuner is playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through January 24, 2016. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos View Comments Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016 Spring Awakening last_img read more

Vacation to Pacific Northwest ends with Chadwick’s 2nd Wild West Shootout title

first_img“This is kind of a cool event. We get a chance to make some money and race a bunch,” said Chadwick, from Oakley, Calif., and also the 2016 tour champ. “I like being able to race for $1,000 to win each night and a point fund share, plus you get a lot of racing in during a week of vacation.” “Cottage Grove is one of my favorite tracks for sure,” said Chadwick, who also earned one of his four 2016 tour wins at that venue. “We’ve been there six or seven times and won four or five times. Cottage Grove has been very good to us.” “That was a pretty awesome weekend for us,” he said. “We started out with misfortune but we were able to find another rear end, the guy was nice enough to sell it to us and we turned the weekend around.” He made another trip north to win Southern Oregon Speedway’s R. Charles Snyder Salute, and $5,000, in September. Starts 8                    Wins 2                         Additional Top Five’s 5 OAKLEY, Calif. – Kellen Chadwick took his family on another June vacation to the Pacific Northwest and came home with a second Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout championship. A pair of feature wins and consistency throughout the tour made Kellen Chadwick a two-time champion of the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout. (Photo by Kristina Rose, Mox­ieLove Photography) A broken rear end in first night qualifying sent Chadwick scurrying to buy replacement parts, eventu­ally located and purchased from a local Late Model driver.center_img Chadwick made the switch to a VanderBuilt Race Car about a fourth of the way through the season and says the car just fits his driving style. He debuted a new ride at Race For Hope 71. His wins came on night four at Cottage Grove Speedway and in the night eight finale at Willamette Speedway. He started 14th and finished fifth in his night two ‘B’ race, then won the 50-lap main event after starting way back in the 21st position. Chadwick won two features and was runner-up in another four starts in eight northern California and Oregon tour starts. HIS CREW: Wife Cristina and children Jordan, Jayce, Elizabeth, Kendal and Kolten. HIS SPONSORS: Kellen Chadwick Motorsports and Scott and Jess Foster, both of Oakley; Extreme Rac­ing Products of Martinez; A & B Landscape of Brentwood; Speedway Motors of Lincoln, Neb.; FYE Motor­sports Promotions of St. Cloud, Minn.; Wehrs Machine and Racing Products of Bangor, Wis.; Fast Shafts of Des Moines, Iowa; Performance Bodies of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and VanderBuilt Race Cars of New Sharon, Iowa.last_img read more

Gutierrez: What Syracuse can do to boost offense in the NCAA Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse 42nd-year head coach Jim Boeheim has reiterated variations of the same phrase — “Our offense is terrible,” or “We’ve been struggling offensively” — throughout the season.Ever since the preseason, early in games against Division II opponents, the Orange has repeatedly struggled to initiate offense. SU averages 67.5 points per game, tied for 309th in Division I hoops. As personnel changed and players evolved, the imbalance played out nearly every game for Syracuse: Three primary scorers carry the bulk of the scoring load without much help.The offensive troubles that have undone Syracuse (20-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) in losses come down to three simple factors — having only three consistent scorers, a lack of dribble penetration and a whole lot of standing around. The first of which may be hard to fix at this stage in the season, though Marek Dolezaj’s emergence would go a long way. More on that later.The other two items are much more correctable on a game-by-game, even possession-by-possession, basis. Adjustments on the offense end moving forward could pay dividends for the Orange. Or they could send Syracuse straight toward its next loss and into the offseason.Below, find three ways in which Syracuse could boost its offensive production for the Big Dance. There’s no quick-fix to Syracuse’s inexperience, but don’t rule out a few tweaks that could promote scoring. Because there may be a real opportunity for Syracuse to make a push, given how strong its defense has been.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRide the hot wave, but be ready to course correctMuch of Syracuse’s offensive struggles have been rooted in a shortage of scorers. It boils down to a fact that Boeheim put bluntly after SU’s loss to Boston College on Feb. 28: the Orange has only three capable options. Dolezaj scored 20 points last week against Wake Forest, but he reverted back to his former self with a six-point outing against North Carolina the next night.The trio of Tyus Battle, Frank Howard and Oshae Brissett have accounted for 73 percent of Syracuse’s scoring this season. All three have shown an ability to carry the offense for spurts or, in some cases, entire games. If one gets hot, ride that. But only to an extent.Where the Orange has run into trouble, particularly in the second half, is when teams adjust defensively. That’s usually in the form of a zone, matchup defense or face-guard on Battle. This is where Syracuse could try something new. Who knows what Boeheim may pull out of his bag of tricks, but we’ve seen infrequent efforts to push the ball in transition. And we’ve seen few backdoor attempts and few skip-passes, both of which can lead to quick, open shots.“Whoever brings the ball up, we want to run the offense through them,” Brissett said last month. “That’s what you want to do: have everyone else space out. Either you have an open 3 or just space out and crash the glass when the shot goes up.”Further, the Orange could put Dolezaj or junior center Paschal Chukwu in dribble hand-off situations to force the opposing center to expose himself away from the basket. Unclogging the middle in such a manner would open up the floor.Get Marek Dolezaj engaged — earlyAs I wrote after the Boston College win in January, there was a job opening on this team: reliable scorer and distributor in the paint. Dolezaj has partially taken the role, but his performance over the past six to seven weeks is akin to more of a part-time job. He needs to turn himself into a full-time contributor for Syracuse to expand its offensive game.“We have problems,” Boeheim said in February, “when we don’t have a low-post presence.”There’s no question Dolezaj can fill the void by being more assertive. Boeheim has said as much. He has a nifty hook/floater and is starting to show signs of an ability to finish. His presence on the court, especially from 10 feet and farther out, eliminates a help defender and creates more space for others to create. It also gives space for Battle and Brissett to attack closing-out defenders.“I think being able to have a couple of more guys,” SU associate head coach Adrian Autry said last month when asked about how to initiate offense. “Since we’re not a great shooting team, a couple of more guys that can put the ball down and try and make some things happen (would help).”How about this: When Dolezaj scores seven or more points, Syracuse is 10-2. When he reaches double figures, Syracuse is 5-0. Engage him.Create off the dribbleThe new triple threat: attack, attack, attack. Nothing happens on offense without the threat of the score. For the Orange to win this March, it’ll need to create off the dribble. Part of that stems in how well Howard operates with high screens. The other is the combination of how effective Battle and Brissett prove to be on drives from the wings and along the baseline.“We’ve got to play off our guards and drive,” Boeheim said last month.Too much dribbling allows the offense time to reset while the shot clock trickles down. Too often, we see players watching a ball-dominant player in Battle, Howard or Brissett. The style of play SU runs may dictate this, but Syracuse can create a wrinkle by moving off-ball. This would set up one-on-one matchups prime for dribble drives.“We try to get into the paint,” Howard said. “Me and Tyus, we try to attack.”When players get into the lane, both Howard and Boeheim have said, the tenor of the SU offense upgrades significantly. Battle and Howard know they need to use their height, probably a bit more.Syracuse hasn’t been blown out many times this season. Save for a 16-point loss to then-No. 2 Kansas in December, the Orange hadn’t been completely out of a game until its loss to North Carolina last week. This year’s defense can allow SU to hang with and beat just about anyone — if its offense can pick up the slack. Comments Published on March 14, 2018 at 2:01 pmlast_img read more