On Saturday night, the funk gurus of Lettuce performed their second and final set at LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia. Following up their Thursday night performance, which saw them and Thursday’s headliners, Umphrey’s McGee, offer up one of the most buzzed-about transitions of the weekend, for their late-night Saturday set, Lettuce played a late-night tribute to Jerry Garcia Band with a truly all-star cast. In addition to former Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno, the funk act also welcomed out a number of special guests, including members of Dead & Company, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more.You can watch the first few songs from this already-legendary set below. To open up the show, Lettuce kicked off the JGB celebration at the Relix Stage with the instrumental “Finders Keepers”, an instrumental tune written by Merl Saunders that was frequently recorded and performed by Saunders and Jerry Garcia, followed up by a take on Smokey Robinson‘s “I Second That Emotion”, led by keyboardist Nigel Hall. For their first guests of the night, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge (who was celebrating his birthday) and Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist (and Oteil’s brother) Kofi Burbridge and vocalists Alecia Chakour (who formerly sang with Lettuce) and Mark Rivers joined the set for a dub-heavy rendition of Peter Tosh‘s “Stop That Train”. Opening and closing with Oteil scatting, eventually, Eric Krasno took the lead vocals on the song, highlighting his vocal abilities, which he began showing off on his debut solo album, Blood From Stone.You can also listen to the full performance below, courtesy of Randy Bayers and Funk It, which saw Lettuce also welcome out Bob Weir and John Mayer, and some unexpected lead vocals from Adam Smirnoff, Benny Bloom, and Jesus Coomes. Enjoy![Video: Nick Kosot/Relix][Audio: Randy Bayers and Funk It]Setlist: Lettuce with Eric Krasno | LOCKN’ Festival | Infinity Downs Farm | Arrington, VA | 8/25/2018Set: Finders Keepers, I Second That Emotion, Stop That Train$*+, After Midnight*#, Sugaree*#%, Tangled Up In Blue*#%, That’s What Love Will Make You Do*#%, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)*#%, Cats Under The Stars*#, They Love Each Other*#$ with bassist Oteil Burbridge | + keyboardist Kofi Burbridge | * vocalist Alecia Chakour and vocalist Mark Rivers | # with John Mayer | % with Bob Weir
Shirocco Star, from Hughie Morrison’s stable, was third and Harasiya fourth. The 10-furlong feature lost a little of its gloss when the ante-post favourite Alive Alive Oh was withdrawn, being reported to be in-season. Newmarket-based Varian said: “That’s great, amazing. It was the plan (to make the running). We’ve held her up in the past. She ran very well in the Middleton at York (second to Dalkala) but they didn’t go very quick, and we held her up at Haydock and did they didn’t go quick there either and she was keen. “I said to Johnny she stays well so there was nothing to lose sending her forward and being positive. I was sure she’d keep going, she’s very tough. That’s my first Group One in Ireland and I love coming here. It was a brilliant ride from Johnny, he was very good. “She’s not straightforward, the lads did a brilliant job to make sure she was not over the top before that race – at Haydock she lost the race before that start. We’ll enjoy today and worry about where to go after that.” Murtagh added: “Roger said she was hard and tough. He said they might go slow, so from draw one to let her use her stride. The wind was behind, which probably helped her. She was game in the end as they all lined up to have a go at her, but she dug deep. She didn’t waste much energy round the back so from three out she had a good bit left.” O’Brien said of last year’s Epsom Oaks winner Was: “She ran a stormer. The only day she’s ever got her ground was in the mile race (at the Curragh on debut) and the Oaks, we know she gets a mile and a half and she was coming home well.” He indicated an option in America could be a possibility for Was. The Roger Varian-trained filly made most of the running in the hands of Johnny Murtagh and fended off all-comers to land the Group One spoils. Harasiya cut out the initial pace but Ambivalent soon got her head in front as Murtagh made the most of the rail position from stall one, and after seeing off that challenger the 10-1 shot pulled out more as the pack closed in, keeping on grimly to the line to defeat the Aidan O’Brien-trained 5-2 favourite Was by half a length. Ambivalent sprang a minor surprise with a gutsy success in the Oxigen Environment Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. Press Association
To his credit, the former Colts GM makes a strong point about the viability of the AAF. Games were broadcast weekly over networks such as NFL Network, B/R Live, CBS Sports Network and even premiered on national CBS the weekend after the Super Bowl. Aside from having a significant network presence, the league certainly generated enough interest — especially for its first year — to create a strong following. In its opening week, the league averaged almost 3 million viewers on a national network and continued to maintain a steady viewership of around 500,000 for the rest of the season. However, there were inescapable problems that posed issues for the league throughout the season. But on April 2, the AAF officially announced that it would suspend operations eight weeks into a 10-week regular season. Upon receiving the news, Polian told members of the press that “the momentum generated by our players, coaches and football staff had us well positioned for future success. Regrettably, we will not have that opportunity.” These numbers will not shake the NFL to its core, but they demonstrate a strong showing for a first-year spring football league comprised of NFL flameouts and former college stars attempting to resurrect their careers. Even though the league was impacted by another company’s mishandling of payroll, the league was bought out by Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon. With his purchase, Dundon aimed to infuse cash into a league that had run dry quickly. This began to cast a shadow over much of the season; a sense of distrust in league stability persisted until Dundon decided to suspend operations altogether. Players lived check to check on non-guaranteed contracts and wondered if the league would suddenly go under. The league’s strategy from the outset was to complement to the NFL, but when the league balked at the opportunity to use the AAF as a minor league or development program, the AAF had no choice but to fold. While obvious trepidation regarding liability and expenses would linger, the addition of a development league such as the AAF would give NFL teams more leeway and freedom to test out practice squad players in game environments. Additionally, opening the door for new markets remains one of the NFL’s key focuses. Exploring a footprint in places such as San Antonio, Birmingham and Salt Lake City would be a wise move for a league focused on global sport domination. Lastly, the rule changes and technological advancements put forth by the NFL could help usher the game into a new era of both excitement and efficient game times. It wouldn’t hurt to have a league in which new rule proposals could be tested, either. When former general manager Bill Polian initially decided to create a professional football league, he did not set out to dethrone the National Football League. Although the league has failed with projects such as NFL Europe, the idea of a formal minor league for the NFL on American soil would represent a significant addition for the league. A former ESPN analyst, Super Bowl champion and one of the brightest minds in the sport, Polian understood that the Alliance for American Football was never meant to be a replacement for the face of America’s Game. Instead, the league looked to position itself as a strong complement to the sporting mega-giant. The AAF represents the latest in a long line of failed football leagues. In five years, it’s possible that many will look back and laugh at the weird rules, the funny team names and the random collection of players. But at the same time, it is distinctly possible that a post-lockout NFL could look back on this decision as one that doomed the league in its much anticipated 2020 CBA negotiations. From a player’s perspective, the AAF presents a paid opportunity to continue a career in professional football. While baseball, basketball and hockey each have alternative leagues in which players can make a living playing at home or overseas, no such option exists for football players. In the eyes of the NFLPA, a complementary (possibly minor league) system would allow players on the roster bubble to make money playing the game in the offseason. However the league’s legacy comes to pass, the AAF certainly made an impact. Furthermore, the league offered an opportunity for non-traditional markets to maintain strong fanbases, which was the case for many teams. Clubs such as the Orlando Apollos (with a record of 7-1 and the heavy favorite to win the championship) and the Memphis Express (signed Johnny Manziel) drew significant interest despite being located in smaller, football-deprived markets. Jimmy Goodman is a junior writing about current events in sports. His column, “The Point After,” runs every other Tuesday.
Action between Mbarara City and Busoga United on Tuesday. (PHOTO/Racheal Tebandeke)Uganda Premier LeagueMbarara City 2-1 Busoga UnitedLuzira PrisonsBrian Aheebwa and Paul Mucurezi scored for Mbarara to earn new coach, Paul Nkata a perfect start at the club.For the visitors, Ibrahim Mugulusi scored the consolation goal.Mbarara made their intentions known and Busoga’s goalkeeper Omedwa Rogers was the busiest player in the first 15 minutes of the game – The shot stopper kept out Mucurezi’s sixth minute shot before denying Ahebwa and Sseguja Swalik.The hosts’ continued pressure was rewarded in the 16th minute when Aheebwa nodded in from Paul Mucureezi’s cross.Few minutes after, Mbarara would have doubled their lead but unmarked Onyai Raymond shot over the bar.Busoga put up a commendable challenge to level matters but the efforts were in vain. Anthony Mayanja’s header rattled the woodwork while Joel Madondo fired far and wide.Busoga’s coach-Abby Bogere made an early change with Jeromey Kirya paving way for Tezikya Lawrence at the half hour mark.The visitors came back strong and halved the deficit in the 53rd minute with substitute Mugulusi who had replaced Madondo in 49th minute, scored a beauty in the top left corner outside the box after Mbarara failed to clear away the corner.Ikara denied Mugulusi an equaliser from freekick as Mbarara survived a late Busoga United goal.Mucureezi was named the man of the match for an assist and a goal.Mbarara will visit Wakiso Giants on Friday, October 4th in their next game while Busoga host Villa SC.Lineups used.Mbarara City FC – Tom Ikara, Othieno Stephen, John Adriko, Bamba Soulyemane, Hillary Mukundane, Pistis Balenge, Ssegujja Swalik, Onyayi Raymond, Paul Mucurezi, Brian Aheebwa, Ibrahim Orit.Busoga United – Omedwa Rogers, Otwau Abubaker, Kawawulo Isma, Kakeeto Shafik, Muganga Douglas, Kasonko Gorge, Kirya Jeromey, Mayanja Anthony, Wani Ivan, Zirintusa Boban, Madondo Joel.Comments Tags: Bamba SoulyemaneBrian AheebwaHillary MukundaneIbrahim OritJohn AdrikoMabarara City FCOnyayi RaymondOthieno Stephenpaul mucureziPistis BalengeSsegujja SwalikTom Ikara
Click HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.GLENDALE — Raucous applause filled the Raiders’ locker room as Jon Gruden’s booming voice traveled to the adjacent room, where an empty podium awaited him after a win for only the second time this season.There were smiles and there was laughter, and linebacker Tahir Whitehead carried his boombox to his cubby with music filtering throughout a locker room that looked and sounded nothing like most have for the worst team in …
India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has offered monetary help of Rs 1 lakh to national level football and volleyball player Arunima Sinha who lost her leg after being thrown out of a running train by robbers near Bareilly.Harbhajan, who played a crucial role in India’s triumph in the World Cup which India won after 28 years, had some encouraging words for Arunima.”I got to know this news through a friend and I really feel for the young girl. Her life is ahead of her and as a sportsman, it’s our responsibility to help her.”I would like to tell Arunima that she should not lose heart and champions like her will overcome all the obstacles.I offer this small token of help and wish her all the very best in life,” Harbhajan said.Earlier, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh too came in support of Arunima, offering her Rs 1 lakh.”It is really unfortunate and tragic with what has happened to Arunima. She must be brave sportsperson who came forward to fight against robbery. I know the loss is irreparable, but I would like to offer her this little contribution on of one lakh rupees,” he had in a statement issued by ‘Yuvraj Singh Foundation’.Arunima alias Sonu lost her leg after she was pushed out of the Padmavat Express near Bareilly on Monday night by three men trying to snatch her gold chain when she was travelling to Delhi to appear for a CISF examination.As she lay on the tracks, another train ran over her left leg. She had fractures on her right leg and also suffered head injuries.advertisementRailways has offered her a job while sports minister Ajay Maken announced Rs 2 lakh medical compensation and an immediate ex-gratia of Rs 25,000.- With PTI inputs