April 15, 2021

Rich Robinson To Play Three Shows With Fellow Former Black Crowes In Woodstock

first_imgGuitarist Rich Robinson has announced a series of performances at Applehead Recording & Production Studios in Woodstock, NY on August 19th-21st as part of the venue’s Woodstock Sessions concert series. Billed as Rich Robinson & Friends, Rich will be joined by fellow former Black Crowes members Marc Ford and Sven Pipien, as well as more special guests to be announced soon. Applehead Studios, located within a 17-acre farm in the upstate NY town, will provide an intimate setting for the shows, with attendees promised seated close to the band, in-show dinner service, and actual interaction with Robinson during the performance. The August 21 date will also include a seminar moderated by guitarist/journalist Andy Aledort of Guitar World. And if all that’s not enough, each attendee will receive a 180 gram audiophile-level vinyl pressing of the eventual Woodstock Sessions release, as well as event t-shirts, posters, and access to all digital media produced during the day’s festivities. You can purchase tickets to the event here.last_img read more

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Tough racism stance needed – Ramsey

first_img Ramsey’s recent appointment made him the only black manager in the Barclays Premier League and, having experienced racism personally during his playing career, he has clear views on the subject. The issue is back in the public eye after a black commuter was prevented from boarding a train at Paris’ Richelieu-Drouot Metro station on Tuesday by what appeared to be a group of travelling Chelsea fans. “Things were very, very different and through the ’80s, ’90s and up to now. Racism is not something that gets eradicated – it gets shuffled about and hidden in places you wouldn’t believe. “I have suffered from it. I don’t want to go into the details. I don’t want it to be about me. I want to focus on what happened in that situation in Paris so everyone shines a spotlight on that and that it doesn’t happen again.” Chelsea have pledged to ban any fans implicated, while the victim in the incident – named by French newspaper Le Parisien as French-Mauritian Souleymane S – wants them to serve custodial sentences. Ramsey, meanwhile, has some sympathy for the Blues as a club. “I don’t believe that they are Chelsea fans,” he said. “I wouldn’t be blaming Chelsea Football Club for that. “Chelsea is a massive club and do good things in the community and I feel sorry that they have been tarnished with this brush.” West Brom boss Tony Pulis believes Great Britain is an overwhelmingly tolerant society and does not want the behaviour of “idiots” to obscure that. “I think 99 per cent of people in this country are absolutely brilliant. We are a very tolerant nation,” he said. “I have dealt in football for a very long time and I haven’t seen racism to a point where I have been disgusted with it. “The problem is we don’t talk about the good stuff – we are just flagging up all the negative stuff all the time. But you have to be careful and make sure you keep a lid on the small minority of the idiots who might take it a little bit further. “There is no difference of colour, creed – this country is a wonderful multi-racial country. As a citizen of the British Isles, I think we have got a lot to be proud of. The problem is we never talk about it.” Swansea boss Garry Monk backed Chelsea’s reaction to events in France, indicating his club would react similarly in the circumstances. “What I read from Chelsea and the statement they put out was quite right,” said Monk. “They’ve got to verify whether they are true Chelsea supporters or members but Swansea would have the same stance on that. “You can’t tolerate that behaviour, it’s not welcome in football or even in society and I think Swansea would take a similar stance to what Chelsea did if it happened here.” In recent years Chelsea captain John Terry and former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez have been suspended for using racist language, while Wigan owner Dave Whelan was banned for six weeks for comments made about race in November. Filmed footage from Paris contained audible chants of “We’re racist and that’s the way we like it” and Ramsey now wants the sport’s powerbrokers to step up the fight against prejudice. “It would be good to know what the authorities are going to do to weed these people out and what sanctions they will enforce to make this an avoidable situation in the future,” he said. “Had it not been caught on camera…. It was probably something that was going on before. We can’t look at it as a single situation – they were just caught at that time. “It is a reminder that it is still there. I’m sure there are people trying their best to make sure it stays out of the public eye – there are people with these views and we need to keep them away from the game. “Sometimes you can’t control what people do in their personal lives. As much as it is something that has happened in football, these are really social issues that manifest themselves in the real world.” Ramsey touched briefly on his own experiences but was keen not to divert focus from current event. “I started in 1978, so take from that what you may,” he said. Press Association QPR boss Chris Ramsey has called on football authorities to maintain a hard-line stance against racism and weed out offenders. last_img read more

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says clubs will issue schedule, asks whether players can report for training by July 1

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says clubs will issue schedule, asks whether players can report for training by July 1. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says clubs will issue schedule, asks whether players can report for training by July 1center_img June 22, 2020last_img

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Brazil 2014: Superstitious England fans invited to rub giant football boot to bring luck

first_imgRoy Hodgson’s men head to Brazil looking to end their 48-year curse and Pringles have decided to introduce the ritual for fans across the country  PringlesSuperstitions: The lucky boot outside Wembley StadiumSuperstitious England fans can bring luck to Roy Hodgson’s men at the World Cup…by rubbing a giant football boot.Ahead of the tournament in Brazil, Pringles surveyed hundreds of supporters to find out about their matchday rituals.On the list were sitting in the same seat, drinking from the same pint glass and hiding behind the sofa to increase their side’s chances of winning.And in response, the potato snack company have created the huge boot – made out of a remarkable 1,500 Pringles cans. The boot, which will go on a whistle-stop tour across the country before the Three Lions embark on Brazil, has been made by a team of designers, sculptors and engineers and weighs as much as 490kgs.Not only that, it would fit 960 normal pairs of football boots and is equivalent to a shoe size of 700! PringlesTour: The Pringles boot has made its way across London   Gavin Bower of Pringles said: “The idea of creating the ultimate supersized talisman was to bring our players luck and influence their performance this summer.”The lucky boot will tour England to get supporters match ready and send positivity and luck to the players in a bid for them to bring home the World Cup.”The tour began earlier today after a blessing by the Rev. Mark Townsend outside Wembley Stadium, before heading to Birmingham on Saturday morning and Liverpool in the afternoon.On Sunday, the boot will be on show in Manchester and at the city’s National Football Museum the following day. It remains to be seen if Roy and the boys get lucky this summer but after 48 years of heartache and penalty shootout defeats, it’s worth a try!http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-2014/world-cup-2014-superstitious-england-3626503#ixzz33DISJdxm Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebooklast_img read more

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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani cleared to take next step in rehab from Tommy John surgery

Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Although Shohei Ohtani will not be ready to be in the Angels’ lineup as a hitter on Opening Day, he could begin swinging a bat within two or three weeks.Angels general manager Billy Eppler said on Thursday that Ohtani’s recent follow-up was encouraging, and the two-way star has been cleared to resume strength training on his surgically repaired right arm.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Once Ohtani has regained sufficient strength, he can begin taking swings, Eppler said. Although Eppler had no timetable for that to occur in Ohtani’s case, it is expected to take less than three weeks, based on other players’ rehab timelines.The first workout for Angels pitchers and catchers is Feb. 13, and Ohtani is expected to be participating in camp then, even though he can’t throw. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Eppler said that Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed Tommy John surgery on Ohtani on Oct. 1, had encouraging news at Ohtani’s follow-up appointment last week.“The appointment went very well,” Eppler said. “Dr. ElAttrache was very pleased with his elbow range of motion, his strength and his scar mobility.”Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Ohtani will not be able to pitch in the majors until 2020, but the Angels are expecting him to be their designated hitter for most of the 2019 season.When, exactly, that will begin remains unclear. They had been saying for months that Opening Day was unlikely, and Eppler said the recent appointment confirmed that.The Angels will learn more each week about how quickly Ohtani is recovering. Eppler said they’ll be cautious because of his unique circumstances – rehabbing from Tommy John surgery as a pitcher while also trying to be a hitter. Eppler said Ohtani won’t add more than one new element to his rehab each week. For example, if Ohtani makes a change in his hitting regimen, he won’t add to his throwing program in the same week. read more

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