Phil Lesh Announces New Performance With Chris Robinson, John Scofield & More

first_imgBeloved Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will host an all-star “Friends” performance at his own Terrapin Crossroads venue next month, as he welcomes veterans like Chris Robinson and John Scofield into the mix. The show will take place on May 22nd, bringing this talented lineup for a Grateful evening of music.The full lineup of friends will include Scofield, Robinson, Jason Crosby, Ross James, Tony Leone, and, of course, Phil Lesh. This show serves as the follow-up to a May 21st performance with a similar lineup, but the first night of the two-night run will see additional contributions from Scott Law. More information here.While tickets sold out almost immediately after the show announcement, a webcast will almost surely be announced, and media (audio, video, etc.) will also almost surely be available for us to share the music of this glorious performance.last_img read more

Florida State blows out Badgers in bowl game

first_imgWisconsin head coach Bret Bielema trudges off the field after being stomped by Florida State 42-13 in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla.[/media-credit]ORLANDO, Fla. — Dec. 27 was a chance for Wisconsin to right the ship, end the season on a four-game win streak and add a so-called “signature win” to a season’s r?sum? lacking in that department. It was a chance for the Badgers to forget about the 19-point collapse in Michigan, the home blowout to Penn State, the four-game Big Ten losing streak and the last-second loss at Michigan State.But, unfortunately for the Badgers, their performance against Florida State in the 2008 Champs Sports Bowl reminded them of the latter group of woes, the game proving to be a microcosm of the 7-6 (3-5 Big Ten) season that was.It was a virtual home game for the Seminoles (9-4, 5-3 ACC), and they gave their virtual home crowd much to cheer about, as they dismantled Wisconsin 42-13 in front of 52,692 fans packed into Orlando’s Citrus Bowl, most of whom were dressed in garnet and gold, performing the coveted “Tomahawk Chop” after every positive Florida State play.“This was definitely a home game for them,” said UW senior cornerback and team MVP Allen Langford. “This is Florida, and we wanted to use that as motivation, but obviously it didn’t work.”The Badgers outplayed the Seminoles in the first half, out-gaining and out-possessing them during that span but went into halftime down 14-3. After a scoreless first quarter, the ‘Noles drew first blood by means of their defense. Junior quarterback Dustin Sherer tried a quick lateral to running back P.J. Hill, but the ball was batted just behind the line of scrimmage by Neefy Moffett, recovered by linebacker Derek Nicholson and taken 75 yards the other way. After the game, Sherer admitted to missing a wide open Garrett Graham down the middle of the field that could have led to a touchdown.“I kind of thought that it was down the line, something we could challenge,” Sherer said. “I thought they lined up a certain way, they didn’t have enough guys over there, but they kind of shifted the line and had a guy coming off the edge and I threw the ball right into him. I hit [Garrett], and it’s just a whole different ball game.“That’s on me, and I guess it’s something that you learn from,” he added.The Wisconsin defense kept the Seminoles’ offense off the scoreboard for nearly the entire first half. Up 7-3, the Seminoles got the ball on the Wisconsin 47-yard line. It took quarterback Christian Ponder and Co. only 33 of the 40 seconds remaining in the half to get the ball in the end zone. After a 26-yard third-down completion to wide receiver Louis Givens, Ponder lobbed his next pass over the head of UW cornerback Niles Brinkley, where Greg Carr and his massive 6-foot-6 frame snagged it for the one-handed touchdown grab.“That was definitely a huge momentum swing, but on defense, we’ve got to do our job,” Langford said. “We’ve got to read our keys and make plays. Our coaches put us in position to make those plays, and we didn’t come up with them.”Philip Welch converted his second field goal in as many opportunities to begin the third quarter, but the Badger defense lost its first-half luster at about the same time. On the ensuing drive, it seemed as if safety Jay Valai came up with a Florida State fumble on the FSU 20-yard line. But the replay showed wide receiver Bert Reed’s knee was down, and the Seminoles retained the ball and marched the distance, capped off by a 6-yard Antone Smith touchdown scamper. It would be the first of four unanswered Florida State second-half touchdowns.“I thought that was going to be a huge momentum [swing for us]; I didn’t think that was going to get overturned,” Sherer said of Valai’s near fumble recovery. “We were looking at a 14-6 ball game on the 20-yard line, but we were never able to recover from it, and we weren’t able to get off the field on third down.”Third down — on both sides of the ball — was an issue for the Badgers all night. They converted only 2-for-10 in that situation, while Florida State was 10-of-17.“Any time you’re in third down [on defense], you want to get off the field,” said UW head coach Bret Bielema, whose bowl record fell to 1-2 with the loss. “Hats off to their defense; they were successful several times on third down, and that was a huge factor in the game.”Hill finished with 140 yards on only 15 carries, but Wisconsin’s inability to convert yards into points once again proved to be the difference.“We ran the ball all over them,” Sherer said. “We played Wisconsin football, we just did enough stuff to shoot ourselves in the foot and that’s kind of the way it went all year.”Florida State punter Graham Gano was named the game’s MVP. Gano’s first three punts were all downed inside the Wisconsin 3-yard line.In the end, it was squandered opportunities and the failure to finish drives that led to the Badgers’ demise, things they’ll have to fix in order to be more competitive next season.“It was difficult, and the only true problem that can happen is if we don’t take our guys that are returning and learn from this,” Bielema said. “Not only today’s experiences, but things that we experienced throughout the entire course of the season.“Unfortunately for us, we weren’t able to send out a good group of [17] seniors on a positive [note].”last_img read more

Balanced Clippers put seven in double figures, stop struggling Nets

first_img“I think a lot of people slept on us when we got all these players but I think we’re getting better and better,” he said.Danilo Gallinari had 16 points and reserve Montrezl Harrell collected 15 points on 6-for-6 shooting. The Clippers made 19 of their first 26 shots and won for the 12th time in 17 games.D’Angelo Russell and Joe Harris each scored 16 for the Nets, who dropped their sixth straight.“We couldn’t stop them. We never found a solution to stopping them,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “They got downhill on us. We knew we had to keep them out of the paint and we never did. That was the story of the game. We couldn’t stop them.”The Clippers are still adjusting to a different team after acquiring new starters Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley from the Pistons, and Coach Doc Rivers said the Clippers were being careful not to call too many plays, since the new players hadn’t had enough time to learn them. PreviousBrooklyn-born and raised rapper Joey Bada$$ is escorted off the court following a Nets tee-shirt promotion during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell, left, watches as Nets’ guard Joe Harris (12) defends Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson (33) who goes up for a layup during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks in front of two Nets defenders during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBrooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jorda, rear, as Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) defends beneath the Clippers basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) defends Brooklyn Nets Dante Cunningham (44) who dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers gestures toward an NBA official during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) defends Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor, right, defends Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell as Harrell goes up for two points during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley (11) defends Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) who goes up for two points beneath the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. The Clippers defeated the Nets 114-101. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Brooklyn Nets forward James Webb III (0) watches as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. The Clippers defeated the Nets 114-101. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) defends Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. The Clippers defeated the Nets 114-101. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) shoots over the defense of Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. Williams scored 20 points as the Clippers defeated the Nets 114-101. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson yells toward his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. Atkinson’s Nets lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 114-101. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. The Clippers defeated the Nets 114-101. Harris scored 16 points for the Nets during the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) and Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) defend Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) who looks to pass during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. The Clippers defeated the Nets 114-101. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) and Clippers guard Lou Williams right, defend Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. The Clippers defeated the Nets 114-101. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) goes up for a layup as Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) and Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) defend him during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. Williams was the Clippers’ high scorer with 20 points as the Clippers defeated the Nets 114-101. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson gestures toward a referee after one of his players was called for a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. The Clippers defeated the Nets 114-101. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson (33) defends Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. The Clippers defeated the Nets 114-101. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Martin Luther King Jr. is tattooed on the right leg of Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers during Black History Month as Rivers plays during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) and forward Danilo Gallinari (8) walk toward the bench during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. The Clippers defeated the Nets 114-101. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Brooklyn-born and raised rapper Joey Bada$$ is escorted off the court following a Nets tee-shirt promotion during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell, left, watches as Nets’ guard Joe Harris (12) defends Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson (33) who goes up for a layup during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NextShow Caption1 of 21Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell, left, watches as Nets’ guard Joe Harris (12) defends Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson (33) who goes up for a layup during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)ExpandNEW YORK — If this is what the Clippers can do by keeping it simple, imagine the possibilities once they know their plays.Lou Williams scored 20 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and they got plenty of help from a balanced lineup in a 114-101 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.Seven Clippers scored in double figures and the team shot 56.5 percent from the field in its fourth win in five games, bouncing back nicely from a loss in Philadelphia.Austin Rivers, who had 17 points, said even he was surprised with how easy the Clippers made it look, since they’ve had to slash their playbook in the aftermath of trading Blake Griffin to Detroit. Whatever they did Monday worked just fine.“Like I told them after the game, there will be a night when only two guys get big numbers and we win, and there’ll be nights where five, six, seven, eight guys will score in double figures and we win,” Doc Rivers said. “Doesn’t matter, as long as we win.”The Clippers were 15 of 21 in the first quarter, building a 34-22 lead. They kept it up in the second, pushing the lead to 45-28 on consecutive layups by Harrell, who made all four shots in seven first-half minutes. The Clippers led 66-51 at the break.They had 90 points after three quarters and when the Nets cut it to nine in the fourth, the Clippers scored six straight to take a comfortable lead again.TIP-INSClippers: Point guard Milos Teodosic returned after missing two games with a sore right foot and had seven points and four assists. … The Clippers won for just the second time in six games at Barclays Center.Nets: Forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right groin strain) and guard Caris LeVert (right knee sprain) will remain out through the All-Star break. … Guard Milton Doyle, who has played in six games for the Nets, was voted the NBA G League Player of the Week for last week’s games.FALLING TOO FARThe Nets fell behind by 28 points on Saturday in a loss to New Orleans, wiping that out before falling in two overtimes. They played from behind nearly all the way in this one, mostly by double digits.“It’s definitely difficult right now. Nobody likes to lose, especially in the fashion we have been lately,” Joe Harris said. “It seems like we just keep digging ourselves holes and you can’t beat teams in the NBA when you’re trying to overcome 20-point deficits. It takes too much energy to crawl your way back in. It’s just getting repetitive at this point.”UP NEXTClippers: Visit Boston on Wednesday.Nets: Host Indiana on Wednesday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more