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Watch Full Video Of STS9’s 20th Performance At Red Rocks Amphitheatre

first_imgLast night, the beloved STS9 made their way to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, playing for their 20th time at the storied Morrison, CO venue. There’s no denying that an opportunity to perform at Red Rocks is a coveted dream for any musician, so to reach performance #20 must have been particularly special.With magic in the air, STS9 mixed some of their classic hits with newer tracks from the recently-released LP, The Universe Within. Tribe was on fire throughout the whole two set performance, debuting new material and even welcoming out vocalist Maureen Murphy for a handful of selections.Thanks to YouTube user JMar, we have full video from the night to share. Enjoy this wonderful STS9 performance on the Rocks!STS9 is set to do it all again tonight, September 10th. Check out the full setlist below, as annotated by Church of STS9.Setlist: STS9 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 9/9/16SET I:Supercluster(*#) –Out of this World(*%) –Frequencies 2 – 3To The WorldMarchGobnugget –Between the Sheets($&) –Reemergence –Between the SheetsVibyl(@)New Dawn, New DaySET II:Simulator –GrowThe Rabble –Call Jam –The RabbleElsewhere(*)Sun, Moon and Stars($*)Blu Mood –MOD –Modular Improv –MODWorld Go RoundENCORE:Better Day($!)Light Years(*)Show Notes:* = first time played# = band wearing space helmets% = HB technical difficulties throughout song$ = w/ Maureen Murphy on vocals& = Isley Brothers Cover@ = extended jam of Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message”? = Modular Jam! = Alana on Stand Up Bass[Photo from Red Rocks 2015]last_img read more

Watch UGA Honor Gregg Allman At Halftime During Win Against USC

first_imgAs reported earlier in the week, yesterday, on November 4th, the #1-ranked Georgia Bulldogs (University of Georgia) and the South Carolina Gamecocks (University of South Carolina) faced off for a highly anticipated SEC football matchup. For the game at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, the UGA Bulldogs came out ahead, winning 24-10 against the Gamecocks and continuing their undefeated streak this season. However, music lovers from around the country will enjoy reliving the game’s halftime performance, during which UGA’s Redcoat Marching Band honored the late and legendary iconic rock star and Georgia native Gregg Allman by performing a medley of  Allman Brothers Band classics, including “Ramblin’ Man”, “Whipping Post”, “Midnight Rider”, and “Black Hearted Woman”.Gregg Allman Honored Memorial Advocacy Award At National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable EventDuring the UGA home game, the school also honored the recipients of the Gregg Allman Scholarship—a product of Allman’s generosity toward UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. In 2015, the beloved rock icon established the fund in collaboration with the UGA Music Business Program, with the funds going toward students who are looking to make it in the music industry.Watch The Nostalgic Official Music Video For Gregg Allman’s Cover Of ‘I Love The Life I Live’Watch the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band’s tribute to Gregg Allman below. [Video: Marvin James]last_img read more

4-H State Forestry Field Day

first_imgTwenty-six Georgia 4-H’ers participated in the  State Forestry Field Day for program year 2021 on Sept. 19 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. Throughout the afternoon event, participants adhered to COVID-19 prevention measures as guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The Georgia 4-H forestry program teaches youth to identify up to 70 Georgia tree species, as well as common pests and diseases that impact those trees. The forestry field day competition allows youth to test their science-based knowledge, critical thinking skills and skills with specialized forestry tools. Participants can be a part of a county team or compete individually in the state forestry judging contest.“The pandemic certainly caused volunteer coaches and county personnel to be creative with virtual practices until youth could meet in person,” said Craven Hudson, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H specialist. “We were able to hold all area contests in person, and these youth have worked hard to prepare for today.”The state contest consists of five stations: insect and disease identification, volume estimation, compass and pacing, tree identification, and site evaluation. All county teams prepared for the state contest by competing in one of four area forestry field days held earlier in September. Site evaluation is added at the state level and requires youth to consider landowner objectives and make forest management recommendations.Each county may bring up to 20 senior contestants from ninth through 12th grades. The youth compete individually and as team members. The first-place senior team winners will represent Georgia at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in August 2021 at the Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Conference Center in Weston, West Virginia.This year’s winners at the State Forestry Field Day are:First place team: Bartow County — Sasha Morgan, Gus Federico, Bethany Craven and Gabriel CravenSecond place team: Oconee County — Kalani Washington, Alicia Carnes, Robie Lucas and Lexi PritchardThird place team: Burke County — Holt Sapp, Emmaline Cunningham, Samuel Eckerman and Tony GraySenior high individual: Gus Federico, Bartow CountyGeorgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 175,000 people annually through UGA Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit or contact your local UGA Extension office.last_img read more

The USNS Comfort: “One of the greatest symbols of U.S. friendship with our neighbors”

first_imgBy Dialogo November 04, 2015 I say that people who use cocaine and marijuana should show that they won’t do it ever again. This way we’d see a reduction in the production of this evil drug, cocaine. Citizens, don’t use this filthy vice any more. It damages the health of all users. Promise God not to use that damned drug again and He will bless you. Thank you for listening to this advice. Friends, give up this damned vice. On a sunny day in September, two medical teams came together to examine patients in a hospital in Haiti. What was significant about this encounter was the nationality of the medical professionals. In a historic moment, U.S. and Cuban doctors worked side-by-side, providing free care to ease the suffering of Haiti’s poor. This remarkable event was made possible by the presence of the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, anchored off the Haitian coast as part of the Continuing Promise 2015 mission, and by our new policy towards Cuba, which has created new opportunities for U.S. engagement in the region. Several days earlier, Cuban diplomats and medical officials toured the Comfort’s medical facilities and met with their U.S. counterparts. The entire experience was extremely positive for both sides, highlighting the strategic importance of U.S. engagement and the role of the Comfort in bringing people together for the common good. The Comfort is one of the greatest symbols of U.S. friendship with our neighbors. In an era when we must make each limited defense dollar count, missions like Continuing Promise are irreplaceable. They display the very best of who we are as a nation. They remind the world that the greatest strength of the United States is not the size of our military, but the compassion and kindness of our people. As one Latin American leader put it, “Your visit gives us a sense of hope that we are not alone.” The work done aboard the Comfort clearly heals more than bodies. It bridges gaps, builds ties, and makes history. As the U.S. military seeks to remain globally engaged in the face of declining resources, missions like Continuing Promise underscore the enduring value of humanitarian engagement, public-private partnerships, and forward presence in the Western Hemisphere. It is without a doubt one of the U.S. military’s most impactful missions. Perhaps this message of solidarity is the mission’s most enduring impact. It sends a simple and powerful signal to our friends in Latin America and the Caribbean: one of fellowship, partnership, and hope for the future. The Comfort’s deployment also highlighted deepening U.S. ties with the region. In terms of geographic proximity, trade, culture, demographics, and the environment, no other part of the world has greater impact on daily life in our country than Latin America and the Caribbean. As the Comfort transited through Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, it visited a region that is increasingly prosperous, peaceful, and home to millions of citizens who share our commitment to advancing democratic values and working together to ensure stability and security throughout the Western Hemisphere. Last week, the crew of the Comfort returned home after a 6-month deployment to 11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Working with nearly 400 non-governmental organization (NGO) volunteers, medical and support staff from across the U.S. military and the region treated 122,268 patients and conducted 1,255 surgeries, with an additional 279 life-changing operations as part of Operation Smile. Partnerships with NGOs and the private sector resulted in $3.78 million in donations to partner nations, including gifts-in-kind like medicine, wheelchairs, clothing, and high-nutrition meals. While ashore, the crew conducted 94 engineering projects, renovating public buildings, schools, and clinics in under-serviced, remote areas, and trained 894 partner nation civilian and military personnel, ensuring the mission’s impact will endure long after the ship departs. Additionally, Comfort personnel directly supported State Department and USAID’s developmental and social projects by improving water sanitation and providing healthcare to children affected by HIV/AIDS. last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, June 28

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWitness to Israeli army using violenceI’m responding to Matt Cutler’s June 21 letter (“Anti-Israel letter full of inaccuracies”). I’m filmmaker from Albany, I lived and filmed in Hebron, Palestine for part of two years.Concerning  the issue of a colonial endeavor, ”From its inception, Zionism was both a nascent national movement and a colonial enterprise in search of a metropolitan sponsor” Rashid Khalidi.Of the two massacres in Hebron, one in 1929 and the other in 1994. In 1929, 64 Jews were killed, it was caused by a rumor that Jews in Jerusalem were going to control the Temple Mount.The rumor spread to Hebron, where Jews and Arabs had been living together peacefully.According to Rabbi Kaplan, who was studying at the Yeshiva, many Jews were hidden by the local Arabs.In 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a fanatical Zionist entered the Abraham mosque in Hebron, killed 29 Palestinians and wounded over 100.The killing and arrests of innocent civilians is a daily occurrence in Palestine.I filmed a family whose unarmed father was killed by Israeli soldiers. I interviewed a woman whose 65-year-old husband was killed sleeping in his bed. The last time I was there, a young girl was murdered at a checkpoint because an Israeli soldier thought she was reaching for a knife in her bag.As far as the use of human shields, according to the October 6, 2005 Guardian, “The Israeli high court yesterday ruled that the army’s long-standing practice of using Palestinian civilians as human shields in combat is illegal under international law.”Ellie BernsteinAlbanyPlacement of ad and article inappropriateI’m contacting you about the very nicely written article by staff reporter Jeff Wilkin, that appeared on the front page of The Daily Gazette’s Sunday June 16 edition, regarding two local priests serving the Schenectady community.With anticipation I then turned to page 8 to finish reading the wonderful story, only to discover at the bottom half of the page, an ad notice by a New York City law firm soliciting business related to the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse fiasco.For the record, nothing disappoints or disgusts me more than the poor and inadequate way the church has been handling this situation.However it was insensitive to place that ad on the same page where you had printed great stories about these two local men who have been committed to their priestly/deacon vocation for many years, and on Father’s Day no less.It certainly appears that the layout editor and staff was asleep-at-the-wheel and The Daily Gazette should be ashamed at this lack of professionalism.You can and should be doing a better job.Richard S. ZazyckiRotterdamEDITOR’S NOTE: The circumstance the writer describes was purely coincidental. The copy editors who edit and lay out the newspaper at night do so with limited if any knowledge of the content of advertisements. Ads are placed on the page after all editorial content is placed. Similarly, the editorial staff doesn’t coordinate with the advertising staff in order to allow advertisers to request placement of their ads next to specific editorial content. More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

London City Airport reopens as UK slowly wakes up

first_img“Both blanket Foreign Office advice not to travel abroad and the mandatory two-week quarantine for all arrivals into the UK should be limited to the highest risk countries,” the London First business lobby said on the airport’s website.Britain’s official death toll of 42,589 is Europe’s highest and third globally behind the United States and Brazil.But health officials lowered the alert level to three on a five-point scale on Friday — a signal the government needed to take a more business-friendly approach.Britain’s pubs and restaurants are most upset about a requirement for everyone to stay two meters apart in public at all times.Business owners complain that the restriction means they will never be able to seat enough people to turn a profit.The measure is also partially being blamed for the government’s inability to keep its promise to reopen schools before the summer break.British newspapers and business figures have been waging a war against it for weeks.Prime Minister Boris Johnson — his approval ratings dropping as the economic toll of the health disaster climbs — is expected this week to give the formal go-ahead for pubs and restaurants to start seating clients on July 4.Some hair salons have also started taking bookings for July in anticipation.But most will be watching to see what he has to say about the two-meter requirement — an issue that some critics view as emblematic of Johnson’s incongruous response to the crisis.His top ministers gave every indication this weekend that the rule would be relaxed.”There are all sorts of mitigations that can put in place to be physically closer than two meters but not have the transmission of the virus or the risk of spreading the coronavirus,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the BBC.Finance minister Rishi Sunak said a slightly smaller gap between people “will make an enormous difference I think to many businesses who are keen to see a change”.But public frustration at the government’s response to the crisis is becoming clear.A YouGov poll showed Johnson’s approval rating slipping into negative territory for the first time since he took control of the government last July.”How can it be that it looks like we are going  to end up with a higher death toll, a longer lockdown and a worse economic hit? How does that happen?” a Sky News presenter asked Hancock on a popular Sunday morning politics show.”Well, there will be a time for this sort of analysis and it’s very important in terms of insuring all the lessons are learned,” Hancock replied. They announced a deep cleaning and posted the results of a survey showing that most people — 72 percent — would like to fly again when it was safe.”This clear early demand from our passengers to get back to flying is really encouraging,” airport chief executive Robert Sinclair said.But the first routes will be domestic because of international travel restrictions and only a handful of destinations will be served in the first weeks.London businesses are also unhappy with the government’s divisive decision to impose 14-day quarantines on most people arriving in Britain. London City Airport awaited its first flight in nearly three months Sunday as Britain moved another step closer to fully emerging from its coronavirus lockdown on July 4.The main air hub for London’s once-bustling Canary Warf and City financial districts was expected to welcome a short-haul flight from the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea on Sunday evening.Airport officials sounded thrilled.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua denies romance with Mahrez’s wife Anthony Joshua and Lawrence Okolie could both be in world title action on December 12 if plans currently in the pipeline come to fruition.Joshua and Okolie are set to face Kubrat Pulev and Krzysztof Glowacki respectively, two weeks before Christmas. Promoter Eddie Hearn has penciled in the date in question for a show at The O2 in London.If secured, the event could be one of the first in the United Kingdom to accommodate a larger portion of fans.Matchroom Boxing is seeking advice from officials over what kind of capacity from the 20,000 available they could fill by that time.At present, pilot schemes involving crowds at sports are on hold.On Monday, the government issued guidelines that they intend to keep in place for the foreseeable future to keep the coronavirus from spreading out of control. If successful in the coming weeks, all sports will have the chance for some crowd presence from the end of October onwards.The main event sees Joshua put his four world heavyweight title belts up for grabs in an IBF mandatory defence.Pulev steps up after initially becoming number one in 2017.As for Okolie, the undefeated cruiserweight gets the chance at the WBO version after amassing a 14-0 record.— Tags: Anthony JoshuaEddie HearnKrzysztof GlowackiKubrat PulevLawrence Okolielast_img read more

Kramaric set for Foxes

first_img Press Association The 23-year-old has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Foxes, who are bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Chelsea were interested in the Croatia international, who has two goals in four appearances, but failed to strike a deal with Rijeka. Striker Andrej Kramaric has completed his switch from Rijeka to Leicester, subject to a work permit, the Croatian club have confirmed.last_img read more

Gayle wants 400-run score before leaving Test cricket

first_imgWest Indies star batsman Chris Gayle still has hope of returning to Test cricket and has targeted making 400 runs as one of the objectives to be met before retiring from the sport.Gayle has not featured in the longest format of the game for the regional team since 2014 against Bangladesh. The absence is in part due to a dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the player has instead, opted for the shorter formats of the game. The 37-year-old, however, insists he is not quite finished with Test cricket.“I will play again,” Gayle said.“I want to score 400 runs in a Test match. I’ve done two triples, I think I can push it to four [hundred].“A lot of people want to see me back in test cricket, a lot of people. That’s one of the reasons why I haven’t announced I’ve retired because wherever I go, people want to see me play Test cricket, to give it one more shout, that’s why I’m holding out.”Over the last few years the big left hander has become far more recognizable for his heroics in Twenty20 cricket, but remains one of the world’s most accomplished in all white gear.In 103 Tests matches Gayle has scored an impressive 7214 runs at an average of 42.18, having blasted 15 hundreds, including the pair of triple centuries.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgThe proposal will allow schools that schedule 28 regular-season game to participate in one multiple-team event of up to three games. Programs with 29-game regular-season schedules can participate in a multiple-team event with up to two games.A team that does not participate in a multiple-team event can have up to 29 regular-season games.MLB-DODGERS-LAWSUITDodgers sued over parking lot attackLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are being sued for negligence by a man who was attacked in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium and left with brain damage. — Triathlon’s world series grand final in Edmonton, Alberta, in August has been canceled because of the pandemic. The decision was inevitable after the Canadian province’s chief medical officer extended the provincial ban on all gatherings of more than 15 people through summer. Edmonton’s triathlon was scheduled for Aug. 17-23.— The International Olympic Committee is allocating more than $25 million to cover extra athlete and team costs related to the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games. The IOC says an extra $15 million will go to a program helping 1,600 athletes from 185 less well-funded countries prepare for the games in 2021. More than $10 million is available for national Olympic bodies to cover additional operational costs such as travel and accommodation for officials.— FIFA (FEE’-fuh) says advance payments of $500,000 are being sent to member associations to cover running costs during the coronavirus pandemic. Each of the 211 member associations is entitled to $6 million from FIFA spread over the four-year World Cup cycle. International soccer’s governing body says the next installment due in July will now be paid in the coming days along with other payments due from last year. FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the soccer body has a duty “to be there and support the ones that are facing acute needs.”— The German Cup soccer final has been postponed indefinitely and will likely take place without fans. The German soccer federation says the final will no longer be played on May 23 in Berlin as planned but it’s still sticking to a June 30 deadline to finish the season. There are no dates for the postponed semifinals, which were originally scheduled to be played this week.— A tropical island in the South Pacific is likely to be the only venue in the world hosting a competitive cricket final on Saturday, as most international sport remains shuttered around the globe. Vanuatu (vah-noo-AH’-too) Cricket Association chief executive Shane Deitz is inviting anyone missing live action to tune in to a live stream. Vanuatu went into lock down late last month as a precaution during the coranavirus pandemic, and was then hit hit by a destructive cyclone on April 6. The lockdown and closed borders meant there were no reported cases of COVID-19 in Vanuatu. — The Cape Cod League executive committee has announced the cancellation of the 2020 season, saying the unanimous vote was based on the health concerns and safety needs of all involved. The 10-team league is the top summer competition for college baseball players and was scheduled to run from mid-June until August. The league was founded in 1885 and had not missed a season since 1945, the last year of World War II.— A Summer X Games stop in Minneapolis scheduled for July has been canceled due to the coronavirus. The action-sports event in Minneapolis was to be the fourth and final go-around in the city. The deal was originally for 2017 and ’18, but two more years were added after a successful first year. The X Games plans to bring regular and original programming through the World of X Games TV series and on digital and social channels. They will kick off an event called “Real Street” in May. It’s an all-video, all-street skateboarding competition shown on— The rest of the Dutch soccer league has been canceled without a champion declared. Ajax was level on points with second-placed AZ Alkmaar but ahead on goal difference when the league was suspended on March 12. The Dutch soccer federation added it will allocate Champions League and Europa League spots by the current standings. The federation’s decision sparked instant complaints from clubs who felt they had lost out.— Manchester United vice chairman Ed Woodward has told fans there will be reduced spending on players due to the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. English Premier League games have not been played for more than six weeks and stadiums are due to be closed to fans when the season resumes in June at the earliest.— The U.S. Junior Amateur and the U.S. Girls’ Junior golf championships have been canceled. That makes six USGA championships that have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Junior Amateur was to be played July 20-25 at Hazeltine National outside Minneapolis. The U.S. Girls’ Junior was scheduled for July 13-18 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The USGA says it wouldn’t be able to hold qualifying for its two premier junior championships because of health guidelines. State associations were to hold 100 qualifying events in 41 states between May and July. NFL-NEWSGoff creates cap room for Rams to sign Floyd, RobinsonUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams announced the signings of linebacker Leonard Floyd and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson on Friday after quarterback Jared Goff restructured his contract to create salary cap room.Floyd and Robinson agreed to join the Rams as free agents several weeks ago, but the announcements of their deals were delayed because they hadn’t been able to complete their physical exams because of the pandemic.Goff agreed last year to a four-year contract extension with an NFL-record $110 million guaranteed. The extension doesn’t begin until the 2021 season, but Goff agreed to restructure the deal’s money distribution to create breathing room for the Rams. The first night of this week’s NFL draft averaged 15.6 million viewers on television, easily shattering the record set six years ago.The first round was aired on ABC, ESPN, the NFL Network and ESPN Deportes. Viewership peaked from 8:45-9 p.m. EDT when 19.6 million people tuned in, according to Nielsen. That is up 37% over last year’s 11.4 million.The previous high was 12.4 million in 2014, when the draft was held in early May.The draft was the first live U.S. sporting event since the coronavirus pandemic. The draft originally was to be held in Las Vegas but is taking place virtually.The second and third rounds are being held today. The seven-round draft will conclude tomorrow. April 24, 2020 In other NFL news:— The Texans have agreed to a three-year, $66 million contract extension with left tackle Laremy Tunsil, according to a person familiar with the situation. He had one year left on his current contract that will pay him more than $10 million this season. Tunsil was named to his first Pro Bowl last season after being acquiring from Miami in August.— Patriots center David Andrews says he is ready to return after missing all of last season with blood clots in his lungs. He says he’s excited to have the opportunity to play again, whenever and however the NFL season begins. Andrews has played four seasons for New England. In 2018, he started every game and participated in 99% of the offensive snaps.— Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) now knows where he’ll play next, but he still doesn’t know when. The Dolphins selected him with the fifth overall pick in Thursday’s draft and are willing to wait until 2021 while Tugavailoa continues to recover from a major hip injury. Tugavailoa says doctors have indicated he’s on schedule for a return this year. General manager Chris Grier said the Dolphins are comfortable about Tagovailoa’s health, despite a long injury history.— The older brother of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has died. Jace Prescott was 31. The Cowboys confirmed the older Prescott’s death yesterday in a brief statement. There was no information on how or where he died. Jace Prescott was an offensive lineman a decade ago at Northwestern State, where he played three years and started all 11 games in his final season. Lawyers for Rafael Reyna and his wife announced the suit, which contends that the stadium lacked adequate security.Rafael Reyna was attacked while walking to his car shortly after midnight following a Dodgers game against Arizona on March 30, 2019. Reyna suffered a brain injury when his head hit the pavement.The suit says he spent days in a medically induced coma and still suffers effects of the injury.A team spokesman said the Dodgers had no comment on the suit.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-WASHINGTON STATE-PLAYER DEATH Coroner says Cougars player died of acute intoxicationPULLMAN, Wash. (AP)— The Whitman County coroner says acute intoxication was the cause of death for a Washington State football player last month.Coroner Annie Pillers said Friday that 22-year-old Bryce Beekman died after consuming a combination of fentanyl and promethazine. She ruled the death as accidental.The senior defensive back from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was found dead in his Pullman apartment March 23.Beekman started all 13 games last season for Washington State after transferring from Arizona Western College. The Anderson Survivors Legal Team says its clients include Robert Stone, the first to speak publicly about allegations of abuse against Anderson, and female accusers.BASEBALL-OBIT-DALKOWSKIFlame-thrower Dalkowski diesUNDATED (AP) — The hard-throwing, wild left-hander whose minor league career inspired the creation of Nuke LaLoosh in the movie “Bull Durham,” has died.Steve Dalkowski died Sunday at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. His sister, Patricia Cain, said Friday he had several pre-existing conditions that were complicated when he became infected with the new coronavirus. Dalkowski had been in assisted living for 26 years because of alcoholic dementia.center_img Update on the latest in sports: COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSAchiuwa turning proUNDATED (AP) — Memphis freshman Precious Achiuwa has announced he will enter the NBA draft, saying he has dreamed of “playing in the NBA since I picked up the game.” The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Nigerian-born star is projected as a likely first-rounder and possible lottery pick. Achiuwa became the first player in the American Athletic Conference named both player and freshman of the year, averaging 15.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game after arriving as one of the nation’s top prospects.In other college basketball news:— Texas has landed top basketball recruit Greg Brown III, who had listed the G League as a possibility before decided to attend the college where his father played football. The 6-foot-9 forward from Austin is expected to play just one year in college before turning pro. He had long listed Texas among his top college choices but in the last few days had listed the G League as a possibility. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SCHEDULENCAA OKs 28- or 29-game schedules for upcoming hoops seasonINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is giving teams new scheduling options for the 2020-21 season.The Division I Council has approved a proposal to give men’s basketball programs choices with 28- and 29-game schedules.The council vote still must be reviewed by the NCAA Board of Directors and won’t be considered final until the conclusion of its board meeting on Wednesday. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORU. of Michigan facing more legal action over alleged abuseANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A legal team that says it represents more than 100 people who allege they were abused by a University of Michigan sports doctor on Friday announced the first step in filing a lawsuit against the school.The Anderson Survivors Legal Team said it has filed 20-plus notices of intent to sue the Ann Arbor school, its board and Dr. Robert Anderson’s estate. A lawsuit would be among a rising wave of legal action against the school, which is investigating allegations of decades of sexual abuse by Anderson.The university has acknowledged some campus employees were aware of accusations against Anderson before a 2018 complaint that led to a police investigation. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-DRAFTFirst night of NFL draft draws record 15.6 million viewersUNDATED (AP) — Housebound football fans gave the NFL a huge boost on Thursday. Associated Press VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNationals manager expects a 2020 seasonUNDATED (AP) — Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo expects there will be a 2020 major league season. In a conference call Friday, Rizzo said: “I’m optimistic, as is the commissioner, that we’ll have baseball in 2020.”The GM said the team’s owners have committed to giving Nationals employees full salary and benefits through the end of May. Baseball has been on hold since last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.In other developments related to the pandemic: Dalkowski never reached the major leagues but was said to have thrown well over 100 mph. According to “Bull Durham” director and writer Ron Shelton, Ted Williams told him Dalkowski was the fastest he ever saw after facing the southpaw during batting practice at spring training in 1963.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more