Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has added a date to their extensive 2019 tour, set to take place at Frost Amphitheater in Stanford, CA on Saturday, August 17th.A band Facebook Pre-Sale will start tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26th beginning at 1:00 p.m. (EST). Check the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Facebook page at 1 p.m. (EST) to get the pre-sale password. A general public on-sale will begin on Friday, March 1st at 1:00 pm (EST).The new California date will follow directly after their previously announced show at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, ahead of the band’s headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.Next up for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is a three-night New England run, with a performance at Albany’s Palace Theatre on March 1st, followed by a two-night jaunt at Portland, ME’s State Theatre on March 2nd and 3rd. Check out the complete itinerary for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead below, and head to the band’s website for more information.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead 2019 Tour Dates:Thursday, February 14, 2019: The Tabernacle ~ Atlanta, GAFriday, February 15, 2019: The Pageant ~ St. Louis, MOSaturday, February 16, 2019: The Pageant ~ St. Louis, MOSunday, February 17, 2019: The Sylvee ~ Madison, WIFriday, March 1, 2019: Palace Theatre ~ Albany, NYSaturday, March 2, 2019: State Theatre ~ Portland, MESunday, March 3, 2019: State Theatre ~ Portland, MEWednesday, March 13, 2019: Penn’s Peak ~ Jim Thorpe, PAThursday, March 14, 2019: College Street Music Hall ~ New Haven, CTFriday, March 15, 2019: The Wellmont Theater ~ Montclair, NJSaturday, March 16, 2019: Masonic Auditorium ~ Cleveland, OHFriday, April 26, 2019: Mardi Gras World Ballroom ~ New Orleans, LASaturday, April 27, 2019: Mardi Gras World Ballroom ~ New Orleans, LAFriday, May 31, 2019: Cuthbert Amphitheater ~ Eugene, ORSaturday June 1, 2019: Marymoor Amphitheater ~ Redmond, WASunday, June 2, 2019: KettleHouse Amphitheater ~ Missoula, MTThursday, July 11, 2019: Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ~ Chicago, ILSunday, July 28th, 2019: Lake Champlain Maritime Festival ~ Burlington, VTFriday, August 16, 2019: Greek Theatre ~ Los Angeles, CASaturday, August 17, 2019: Frost Amphitheater ~ Stanford, CAThursday, August 29, 2019: Red Rocks Amphitheatre ~ Morrison, COThursday, September 12, 2019: House of Blues Dallas ~ Dallas, TXFriday, September 13, 2019: House of Blues Houston ~ Houston, TXSaturday, September 14, 2019: ACL Live at the Moody Theater ~ Austin, TXThursday, September 26, 2019: Metropolitan Opera House ~ Philadelphia, PAFriday, September 27, 2019: Metropolitan Opera House ~ Philadelphia, PASaturday, September 28, 2019: The Anthem ~ Washington, DC
Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood believes the Football Association should hand out heavy punishments to those feigning injury. The subject of play-acting has come to the fore this week after West Ham striker Andy Carroll was sent off for sending a flailing arm in the direction of Swansea’s Chico Flores. While the Hammers’ fight against Carroll’s three-match ban has made most of the headlines, the Spanish defender has not avoided scrutiny for going down clutching his face despite being caught on the top of the head. Press Association Sherwood believes such incidents need to be stamped out of the game and has called for players caught play-acting to be banned retrospectively. “I think it makes it clear that Andy Carroll is vitally important to West Ham’s future,” Sherwood, who successfully appealed Danny Rose’s red card last week, said. “They don’t want to lose him for this period of time, but I think you’ve had to take every incident in isolation. “West Ham feel aggrieved that it hasn’t been overturned. We made an appeal with Danny Rose and we got that one overturned and I think that was unanimous. “One thing I would say, not just on that incident but about what we have been seeing recently, is the feigning of injury from players, which is something we want to keep out of the game. “Retrospectively I would go back and punish the player who is diving around more than the player causing the offence. “I think that is the only way you are going to ever cut it out, to go back and give them a higher punishment.”
LONDON, England (CMC) – Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall and Shamarh Brooks have both stormed up the respective International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings, following outstanding performances in the inaugural one-off Test against Afghanistan last week.The 26-year-old Cornwall has been rewarded for his 10-wicket match-haul by jumping 63 places in the bowling rankings to 47th. He claimed 10 for 121 as West Indies crushed Afghanistan by nine wickets inside three days in Lucknow.Cornwall’s effort, in only his second Test following his debut last August in the Caribbean, saw him become the first West Indies spinner to claim a 10-wicket match-haul on the subcontinent.The 31-year-old Brooks, meanwhile, rose 68 places to 62nd in the batting rankings, following his excellent 111 in the first innings – his maiden Test hundred in his third outing.Cornwall and Brooks led several of their teammates who enjoyed upward movement in the latest rankings released Wednesday.Batsman Shamarh BrooksLeft-handed opener John Campbell moved up 24 spots to 74th following his maiden Test fifty – a fluent 75-ball 55 in the first innings – while wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich leapt nine places to 41st after scoring 42 also in the first innings.Off-spinner Roston Chase, who claimed three wickets in three overs in the Afghanistan second innings, has moved up five places to 34th.Captain Jason Holder was rewarded for his five wickets in the match, jumping one spot to a career-best third spot in the bowling rankings behind Australian seamer Pat Cummins and South African speedster Kagiso Rabada, who occupy the top spots.The 28-year-old’s movement has also seen him consolidate his top ranking in the all-rounders charts. At 35th in the batting rankings, he is the highest-ranked West Indies player with Dowrich next best.India captain Virat Kohli has returned to the summit of the batting rankings, eclipsing Australia stroke-maker Steve Smith.
West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite will turn out for Kent Spitfires in the England T20 Blast, after penning a four-match contract.The 29-year-old will play the County’s opening four fixtures of the tournament which runs from July 4 to September 15.Brathwaite, currently with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, said he was looking forward to the stint.“I have a good relationship with Sam Billings, having played in the same team at the IPL and BBL,” the Barbadian said.“Sam chatted to me about the opportunity to join and has told me a lot about the great support and atmosphere on T20 nights.“I hope I can entertain the supporters and am looking forward to joining up with the Spitfires squad.”Brathwaite shot to prominence in the final of the T20 World Cup in India when he blasted sixes off the first four balls of the last over from England’s Ben Stokes, to lift the Windies to a dramatic win.He is a big-hitting right-hander who bowls steady medium pace, and captains the West Indies side.Kent’s director of cricket, Paul Downton, said Brathwaite’s skills set would be asset to the club’s campaign. “Carlos is a proven match winner. He is an explosive ball striker and a skillful white-ball bowler with good variations and extensive experience in the 20-over format,” Downton explained.“We are excited that Carlos will be with us for the start of our Vitality Blast campaign. I’m sure he’ll make an impact in his brief spell with the Spitfires.”Brathwaite will link up with the Spitfires side ahead of their opening group fixture against Surrey on July 6.
Press Release from WBCAATLANTA – Former Southland Conference administrator Sue Donohoe will receive the 2019 Jostens-Berenson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her lifelong commitment of service to women’s basketball, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today.Donohoe spent the better part of three years with the Southland Conference office after initially being appointed an assistant commissioner for the league in 1996. After two years with the conference, she was promoted to an associate commissioner role before accepting a position within the NCAA offices. The Pineville, La. native was also inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.In 2011, Donohoe was named executive director of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a position she held until 2015. Before joining the foundation, she had nearly 12 years of experience working as an administrator at the NCAA national office. She joined the NCAA in 1999 as the director of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship and in 2002 she moved into the same position of the men’s championship. The majority of her tenure with the NCAA saw her as vice president of Division I women’s basketball, which began in 2003. She currently serves on the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors.She also was assistant women’s coach at Stephen F. Austin State University and a teacher coach at Lake Highlands High School (Richardson, Texas) and Carthage High School (Carthage, Texas). Her start in athletics came as a graduate assistant women’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech University in 1981.Donohoe will be formally honored during the 2019 WBCA Convention that will be held in conjunction with the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Tampa Bay, Florida.“The Jostens-Berenson Lifetime Achievement Award honors legends who have invested their lives to impact the student-athlete and ultimately elevate the game of women’s basketball. No one is more deserving of it than Sue Donohoe,” said Danielle Donehew, executive director of the WBCA. “Sue is a servant-leader, former coach, mentor and highly gifted administrator who has demonstrated a profound dedication to our sport. Her talents, wisdom, strength, compassion and vast experience have been built over a lifetime serving the sport, the student-athlete, and all those around her. She is respected and trusted by all. The game is in a better place thanks to Sue’s tireless efforts.”The Jostens-Berenson Lifetime Achievement Award is named in honor of the late Senda Berenson, who in her role as a physical education instructor at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, introduced “basketball” to her female gym students in 1892. Her actions marked the birth of the women’s game, occurring the year following basketball’s invention by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts.The award has been presented annually since 1984 and is sponsored by Jostens, a longtime corporate partner of and the official commemorative awards provider for the WBCA. Until 2006, it was called the Jostens-Berenson Service Award.“Jostens is proud to be a longtime partner of the WBCA on such a prestigious award,” said Chris Poitras, Jostens vice president and COO, college, sports, specialty. “Ms. Donohoe’s service to women’s basketball and the WBCA has been remarkable, and we are honored to recognize her as a very deserving recipient for this incredible achievement.”Visit www.wbca.org/recognize/ to see a list of past recipients.About Jostens Jostens is a trusted partner in the academic and achievement channel, providing products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company’s products include yearbooks, publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Founded in 1897 and based in Minneapolis, Minn., Jostens is owned by Platinum Equity and can be found online at www.jostens.com.About the WBCA Founded in 1981, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit www.WBCA.org for more details about the Association.