October 30, 2013 |
BOSTON - The link between Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell and former boss Terry Francona remains strong, although there has been less dialogue between them during the World Series. "We talked more probably in the division and Championship Series," Farrell said Wednesday night before Game 6 against the St. Louis Cardinals. "We already reach out to one another, either in a brief text [message] or an occasional phone call when you have a chance to ask him some questions.
October 29, 2013 |
Deborah Gribbon, the former director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, is heading back to the Cleveland Museum of Art in the wake of a scandal that saw the recent departure of the Cleveland museum's director, David Franklin. Gribbon previously served as interim director of the Cleveland Museum of Art from 2009 to 2010. She will be returning to the organization in the role of interim deputy director for collections, education and performing arts. The news was first reported Tuesday by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and was confirmed separately by a museum spokeswoman.
October 24, 2013 |
The director of the Cleveland Museum of Art has abruptly resigned his position just months before the completion of the institution's eight-year, $350-million renovation project. David Franklin, who joined the museum three years ago, said in a statement that he wishes to "spend more time on research and writing. " Franklin's resignation is effective immediately, though he will serve as a consultant as the museum searches for a new director. Museum trustee Fred Bidwell has been named by the board to assume the role of interim director. The announcement of Franklin's resignation this week comes as the auction house Christie's is preparing to sell two works from the museum's collection -- Rufino Tamayo's "Women Reaching For the Moon" (1946)
October 19, 2013 |
As an undrafted rookie, Joseph Fauria had to beat considerable odds to make the Detroit Lions roster. The former UCLA tight end had to take advantage of any opportunities, constantly be improving, and, of course, be ultra-prepared. Surely, the Lions will forgive him for not being entirely prepared last Sunday. Fauria ran out of touchdown dances. How could he have known he'd had to come up with three of them? That's right, the 6-foot-7 Fauria was targeted three times, and reeled in each pass for a touchdown in a 31-17 victory over Cleveland.
October 11, 2013 |
Sometimes, our expectations zig and the NFL zags. Like a LeSean McCoy cutback, the league has taken some surprising turns in the first five weeks, with San Francisco stumbling (then regaining its footing), Atlanta doing a face plant, and Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis seamlessly transitioning from Chuckstrong - last season's mantra in honor of ill Coach Chuck Pagano - to Luckstrong. Because it's Week 6, here are six eyebrow-raising developments so far: Hello, Cleveland When they traded running back Trent Richardson and gave the starting quarterback job to Brian Hoyer, the Browns looked like they were waving the white flag.
October 10, 2013 |
Be careful what you say, especially if you're a famous basketball player and there are cameras near. A video featuring Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving that was apparently posted in 2011 is once again making its rounds on the Internet. In the video, a child asks Irving: "Are you going to leave us like LeBron left us?" Responds Irving: "That's a great question. No, I won't leave you. How could I leave you guys?" We'll see if Irving keeps his word down the line.