Weekend Poll! Which Best Picture Oscar Nominee Should Become a Musical?

first_imgLet’s face it—the real reason to tune in to the Oscars on Sunday is to watch Idina Menzel sing “Let It Go” live and to see Frozen composer Robert Lopez (hopefully) take his rightful place in the EGOT club. But we’re also excited to see which one of the nine Best Picture nominees will take home a little gold man. Since we’ve got Broadway on the brain, this also begs the question: Which one of these cinematic stories should become a Broadway musical? Hey, it happened to Rocky. Do you want to see a quirky and romantic adaptation of Her? A lush, airborne production of Gravity? A wild, no-holds-barred stage version of The Wolf of Wall Street (preferably starring Leo)? Dear readers, we have to know—which Best Picture nominee should be adapted into a stage musical? Cast your vote below! View Commentslast_img read more

Garrett Richards dominates for Angels, but 5th straight loss drops them 3½ back of Twins

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Gurriel’s homer proved to be all the game’s scoring. The Angels had a shot in the ninth, after a leadoff single by pinch-hitter Ben Revere and a walk by Kole Calhoun. But Mike Trout hit into a double play and Justin Upton popped out.The Angels’ fifth straight defeat, equaling their season-worst, dropped them 3½ games behind the Minnesota Twins in the race for the second American League wild card spot, with nine games to play. The Angels (76-77) are under .500 for the first time since Aug. 9.Ironically, the Angels are 7-12 in September, a month that began with the additions of Upton, Brandon Phillips … and Richards.Richards, who was out five months with biceps nerve irritation, has delivered all the Angels could have hoped. In four starts, he has allowed four earned runs in 19⅓ innings, a 1.86 ERA. He’s struck out 20 and walked three.“I can’t help but think, I haven’t been here the whole year,” Richards said. “I’m trying to make the most of it now. These guys have been battling all year and that’s why we’re in the position we’re in. … Now that I’m able to contribute, I just try to go out and give them everything I got.”Which was, in his mind, more than just 85 pitches and six innings.“I always want more,” said Richards, who retired 17 of the last 18 batters he faced. “I felt good there at the end. I definitely felt like I could keep going, but what are you going to do?”Richards said Scioscia told him as soon as he came off the field that his night was over.“He had his mind made up,” Richards said. “He’s the manager. I’m not going to argue with him.”While the decision to pull Richards at that time might have frustrated Angels fans, it’s hard to expect to win a game with only two hits. Calhoun led off the game with a single, and the Angels managed just two more walks in seven innings against Justin Verlander.“We didn’t get too many good looks at him,” Scioscia said. “He did what he did against us last time (eight shutout innings)…. He’s throwing the ball very well for those guys.” PreviousThe Angels’ Ben Revere is tagged out by the Astros’ Alex Bregman after being caught in a rundown during the ninth inning of a baseball Friday’s game in Houston. The Astros won, 3-0. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel (10) celebrate after hitting a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander, left, throws to Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHouston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve (27) reacts after striking out as home plate umpire Dan Iassogna makes the call during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman throws to first for the out after fielding a ground ball by Los Angeles Angels’ C.J. Cron during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) avoids Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton (9) before throwing to first to complete a double play during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. Upton was out at second and Albert Pujols was out at first. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Home plate umpire Dan Iassogna, left, ejects Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez (9) during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch (14) and Marwin Gonzalez (9) argue with home plate umpire Dan Iassogna (58) after Gonzalez was called out on strikes during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. Hinch and Gonzalez were ejected from the game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch, center right, and Marwin Gonzalez, center, argue with home plate umpire Dan Iassogna (58) after Gonzalez was called out on strikes during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. Hinch and Gonzalez were ejected from the game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel (10) celebrates with Alex Bregman (2) and Brian McCann (16) after hitting a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Angels’ Ben Revere is tagged out by the Astros’ Alex Bregman after being caught in a rundown during the ninth inning of a baseball Friday’s game in Houston. The Astros won, 3-0. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel (10) celebrate after hitting a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)NextShow Caption1 of 14Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel (10) celebrate after hitting a three-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)ExpandHOUSTON — The Angels’ 3-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Friday night was a cruel reminder of what could have been, one that pushed the Angels a little closer to end of their postseason dreams.Garrett Richards pitched six brilliant innings, leaving Angels fans to wonder what the season might have been like if he hadn’t missed five months.But because Richards did miss those five months, and has been trying to rebuild his arm while pitching in major league games, Mike Scioscia pulled him after 85 pitches. It was just about the expected total after he had thrown 52, 63 and 74 in his previous three starts.“There was definitely a range we were trying to step him up into,” Scioscia said. “He might have (been able to start the seventh) and had a couple pitches left, but you don’t want to find out on the back side it was too much. One of the things you want to monitor is how they come out of their outing and where they are.” So Scioscia turned the game over to Yusmeiro Petit, who had been one of their best relievers all season. Petit, however, has slumped at the worst time. In the seventh inning, he gave up a three-run homer to Yuli Gurriel, the second straight outing in which he’d let a game get away. “Y has been so good,” Scioscia said. “He left a fastball over the heart of the plate and Gurriel didn’t miss it. He had a little issue with command tonight.”last_img read more

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Always Dreaming, the 9-2 joint favourite, has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Battle of Midway finished third in the 20-horse field. Always Dreaming, ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Todd Pletcher,  covered the 1 1/4-mile track in 2:03.59.  The other joint favourite, Irish War Cry, ridden by Jamaica-born jockey Rajiv Maragh, placed 10th.last_img

Henry’s future up in the air

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityHenry, listed as questionable on the injury report, was back at practice Friday for the first time since injuring his leg against Indianapolis last week. “If there is no setback with where he’s at, he will play,” Shanahan said. However, Broncos receiver Javon Walker will not play against the Chargers, Shanahan said. Walker still has swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. He thought he’d be ready for the Pittsburgh game Oct. 21. The Broncos have a bye week after San Diego. Shanahan said Henry dropped by his house Thursday night and they chatted about the incident for around an hour. But he couldn’t go into details about the conversation per NFL policy. Henry was granted a temporary restraining order in Suffolk County (N.Y.) Supreme Court to prevent the league from using a urine specimen against him and to prevent the league from disclosing the test results. But an appellate court vacated the order, according to court papers filed in Brooklyn federal court. From news services Travis Henry returned to the field Friday for practice amid uncertainty over his future with the Denver Broncos. Henry, the NFL’s leading rusher, is trying to prevent the league from suspending him over the results of a drug test, according to federal court records. He said he couldn’t comment on the case on the advice of his attorney. Henry plans to play Sunday against San Diego. Broncos coach Mike Shanahan thought that was a strong possibility, as long as Henry’s injured right ankle and knee are up to it. A Newsday report said Henry claims the league violated its substance abuse policy by not allowing his experts to be present for testing of his urine sample, according to the court report. Around the league Steelers: Wide receiver Hines Ward will miss his second game in a row Sunday because of a right knee injury. Nose tackle Casey Hampton (hamstring) and safety Troy Polamalu (rib cage cartilage) did not practice all week and are listed as questionable. Bills: Receiver Peerless Price’s season is likely over after he was scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a disc in his neck. Giants: Defensive end Osi Umenyiora missed his second practice because of a sore left knee. Umenyiora and receiver Plaxico Burress (ankle) were listed as questionable for Sunday. Redskins: Receiver Santana Moss (groin) didn’t practice and is listed as doubtful for Sunday against Detroit. Chargers: Rookie wide receiver Craig Davis could miss Sunday’s game at Denver with a sprained ankle.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more