It’s not often that a team that’s made three straight NBA Finals, led by a player who’s made seven in a row, gets to cast itself as the underdog. But that’s just what the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers are heading into their third consecutive
INDIANAPOLIS - The massive infield at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is buzzing with a vibrant, contagious energy for the 101st Indy 500, and celebrity first-timers, like Jake Gyllenhaal, are stunned. Gyllenhaal and Boston Marathon bombing survivor and author Jeff Bauman were the honorary starters for Sunday's spectacle, marking the first time a pair waved green flags at the Indy 500. Both are new to the race and, understandably, were moved by the animated atmosphere created by hundreds of thousands of racing fans. No stranger to the red carpet scene, Gyllenhaal said the Brickyard's is way better than the Hollywood ones he normally walks. "It feels like people are actually enjoying themselves,"
Chuck Pagano has led the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs in three of his five seasons, including an AFC Championship Game appearance in 2014. They’ve yet to have a losing record under Pagano. But the questions about how much longer Pagano will remain coach of Indianapolis beyond next season started when Chris Ballard was named general manager in January. Mike Wells: That’s usually the immediate reaction when a new general manager is hired and the head coach isn’t "his" guy, meaning Ballard wasn’t the person that hired Pagano, who is headed into Year 6 as coach of the Colts. It also doesn’t help that owner Jim Irsay said back in January, “For 2017, Chuck is our coach.” No guarantees beyond