Hard-Hitting News: HBO’s The Newsroom Canceled After Third Season Sendoff

first_img “The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin – smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” stated HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.” We’re super sad The Newsroom is ending, because the slew of Broadway alums featured in the show have blown audiences away, even garnering Jeff Daniels an Emmy. However, silver lining—does this mean we might see Newsroom theater vets like Tony nominees Daniels, Jane Fonda, Hope Davis, Alison Pill and Thomas Sadoski, Tony winners Marcia Gay Harden and John Gallagher Jr. or Broadway newcomers Grace Gummer and Hamish Linklater back on the Main Stem any time soon? Besides Jeff Daniels’ one-man show at 54 Below, NYC hasn’t seen any of these Newsroom stars on Broadway since 2012 and we’re ready for another God of Carnage style production! Hot off the presses! Your Sunday nights will never be the same without the fast-paced, quick wit of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom. That’s right, don’t cry, but according to Entertainment Weekly, HBO has decided to cancel the journalism drama after the completion of its third and final season airs this fall. View Commentslast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Win Regular Season Game

first_imgKatie racked up three RBIs on four hits for the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity.Katie got the win for the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity despite allowing 10 runs over seven innings. Katie struck out four, walked 12 and gave up eight hits.#9 took the loss for Lawrenceburg. She allowed 12 runs in six innings, walked two and struck out nine.The bottom of the second saw the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity take an early lead, 1-0. After Carissa Werner doubled, the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity kept the pressure on Lawrenceburg pitching, as Madison singled.After a quick strike from Lawrenceburg, the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity responded with three runs in the third. The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity scored on a two-run double by Hannah Putnam and an RBI double by Alyssa Dudley.It didn’t take long for the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity to respond as they scored four runs of their own in the fourth. The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity scored on an RBI single by Katie, an RBI single by Rebecca Roell, an error, and an RBI single by Alyssa.The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity never surrendered the lead after the sixth inning. The runs piled on thanks to an RBI double by Madison.Submitted by Batesville Coach Jody Thomas. The Batesville Bulldogs Varsityoutlast Lawrenceburg in high-scoring affair, 12-10.Batesville vs. Lawrenceburg Softball (5-22)Scoreboard operators were busy on Thursday as the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity and Lawrenceburg combined for 22 runs. Batesville Bulldogs Varsity eventually won the offensive battle 12-10 in seven innings.There were 25 hits, including seven extra base hits in the game.The game was back-and-forth heading into the sixth, with 11 lead changes.The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning. The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity went up for good on a two-run double by Katie Thomas off #9, scoring Madison Meehan andHannah Wintz.last_img read more

Clippers’ Griffin eager for Monday’s test against Bulls

first_imgThe Chicago Bulls are 7-3 and currently third in the Eastern Conference behind Toronto (8-2) and Washington (7-2). They’ll be in town Monday to take on the Clippers at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center (on Prime Ticket), but forward Blake Griffin intimated to reporters following Saturday night’s 120-107 victory over Phoenix that he doesn’t want to get carried away with the game’s significance.“Personally, I don’t like to get into whether (any game) is a defining game, especially this early in the season,” Griffin said. “It is a good test for us. … They are a great defensive team, so we are just going to have to really trust our system and trust our offense.”It will take more than that, Griffin said.“We are going to have to play good defensively as well,” he said. “They can score the ball. They’ve got a great team. It will be a fun game and it will be a good test right before we go on the road.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Indeed, the last thing the Clippers want is to follow their best effort of the season with a poor one and then hit the road for seven games over 11 days beginning Wednesday at Orlando; Thursday, they’re at Miami.Chicago is scoring an average of 102.2 points, 11th best in the league. They are allowing 97.9, 13th in the NBA. The Clippers (5-3) are ninth in scoring at 103.1 points, 21st in defense by allowing 102.4 points.The Bulls are led in scoring by guard Jimmy Butler, who is averaging 21.3 points. Former Laker Pau Gasol is averaging 18.6 points and a team-high 10.6 rebounds. Point guard Derrick Rose is averaging 18 points and five assists, but he has missed five of the 10 games with ankle and hamstring injuries. He may or may not play.Speaking of offenseThe Clippers on Saturday had their highest point total of the season, surpassing the 118 they scored in a victory over the Lakers. But that two-point differential doesn’t begin to tell the story. The Clippers shot 52.9 percent from the field Saturday, 48.3 percent from 3-point range. They shot 47.9 percent against the Lakers, 36.4 from beyond the arc.center_img Moreover, that 42-point third quarter Saturday was just fantastic stuff. They shot 72 percent (13 of 18) in the quarter, making 6 of 10 of their 3-pointers (60 percent).That’s not going to happen too often, but it gave an indication of how lethal the Clippers can be when things are going well. They pushed the ball, and played terrific defense. The Suns made just 6 of 22 from the field (27.3 percent) in the third; they shot just 38.4 percent for the game.“We ran our offense well,” Griffin said. “It is amazing how much better your offense runs when you are getting stops and getting out and getting some easy baskets. The other team starts to press a little and you can get your offense going.“Last year, that was a key for us all of the time, getting stops. Our offense got initiated from our defense.”Paul talks D.J.Doc Rivers referred to DeAndre Jordan as the “star” of Saturday’s victory. Jordan scored 12 points, but more importantly, had 18 rebounds and seven blocks. He was mean.Teammate Chris Paul assessed his 6-foot-11 teammate.“He is unbelievable,” Paul said. “D.J. is just one of those guys that, thankfully, does not miss games.”Paul knocked on wood when he said that.“I almost could not imagine him not out there because he covers up so much for us on the defensive end,” said Paul, who had 32 points Saturday and made 5 of 6 shots from 3-point range. Three of those 3-pointers came in that decisive third period that broke up a tied game at halftime. “When guys blow by us, they know they have to get by D.J. down at the rim.”last_img read more

‘I didn’t have a clue what to do’ – Adjusting to football’s new reality

first_imgA man in a protective suit stands pitchside in Poznan before the restart of the Polish season last weekend following the coronavirus shutdownParis, France | AFP |  Daily medical questionnaires, frequent temperature checks, weekly testing, face masks in the changing room and showers at home only. Not to mention trying to work out how to celebrate goals.Such is the reality for footballers in leagues returning from the coronavirus shutdown.Poland was among the first European countries to start playing again as its league returned last weekend.Games are behind closed doors for now, and adjusting to this new way of life is the challenge facing Tom Hateley.The son of former AC Milan, Monaco, Rangers and England striker Mark Hateley, he plays for Piast Gliwice, the unheralded club who resumed their defence of the Polish Ekstraklasa title with a 4-0 mauling of Wisla Krakow.After all that time without a game, they were 2-0 up inside 11 minutes, but — having witnessed social distancing at goal celebrations in the Bundesliga — Hateley had to check himself each time the ball went in.“I didn’t have a clue what to do. We sort of all high-fived and that was that,” he laughs while speaking to AFP.“I saw in Germany with Dortmund in their first game back, they were celebrating two metres apart. We weren’t like that, for us it was just a little fist bump and on we go.”Hateley’s story is a reminder of the difficulties, even in a country like Poland which has suffered comparatively little in the pandemic, with just over 1,000 deaths for a population of 38 million.“In Poland you had to wear masks out and about, which they have just stopped now this week. They have started to open shops, restrictions have been eased,” says the 30-year-old.– All about the money –“As for the Ekstraklasa, 50 people from each club had to go into isolation for two weeks before anybody was allowed to train.“We had our temperature taken in the morning and at night and then we had to fill out a questionnaire every night for the doctor, which we are still doing now.” Share on: WhatsApp Individual training began in early May and teams then went into three-week training camps to prepare for the resumption. Players undergo blood tests once a week to check for virus antibodies.“We have to wear face masks at the club, any time we are in the stadium, in the changing rooms we have to have a mask on. The gyms are all closed. It is only when you go on the pitch that the masks come off,” says Hateley, shortly before departing for a night in a secure, specially-assigned hotel to prepare for his team’s next game.It is a “strange situation”.However, he understands why most leagues across Europe have been determined to restart, even in Poland where television revenue is nothing like that in major nations.“Clubs all over the world need this money to survive, to be able to pay wages. It makes you realise that football is a business.“Ideally, would everybody go back and play games, contact sport now? I’m not sure. I don’t think it would be rushed back if there wasn’t such big money at stake.”Supporters will be allowed into matches in Poland from June 19, although stadiums will only be allowed to fill a quarter of their capacity.For now, teams have to get used to playing in empty grounds, quite a contrast to early March, when over 23,000 saw Hateley’s team win at title rivals Legia Warsaw.The midfielder is now in his second spell in Poland having previously featured for Slask Wroclaw in between playing in Scotland.He helped Piast win their first Polish title last year. They now sit eight points off leaders Legia with 10 games left, but still hope to repeat the feat.“I hope so. We’re again doing very well, for us. We are second, we are in a position to try to challenge again.”last_img read more