MonoNeon, the legendary and late Prince’s last bassist before his death, has been cranking out a ton of new tunes in 2017. Like his musical mentor Prince, MonoNeon has a particular curated aesthetic with an emphasis on innovation and boundary-pushing, whether that be musically or visually. Recently, MonoNeon and rapper A Weirdo From Memphis teamed up, collaborating on the track “America’s Perverted Gentlemen (Drawls)” off MonoNeon’s newest album, Selfie Quickie 2WOOO, which was released at a name-your-price rate on Bandcamp. To accompany the track, MonoNeon and A Weirdo From Memphis brought on director IMAKEMADBEATS for the track’s newly released music video.You can check out the 90’s punk-inspired video below, courtesy of MonoNeon. You can also catch MonoNeon at the Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder Tribute at The Howlin’ Wolf on May 7th for late-night after Jazz Fest party. MonoNeon will be joining Eric “Benny” Bloom, DJ Williams, Adam Deitch, Will Blades, Nigel Hall, and more in New Orleans for this special tribute, following Zigaboo Modeliste’s 19th Annual Funk Revue. You can check out other Live For Live Music Jazz Fest late nights here!
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — An Iranian official has been convicted in Belgium of masterminding a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in France in 2018 and sentenced to 20 years in prison. A Belgian court rejected Assadollah Assadi’s claim of diplomatic immunity. The Vienna-based diplomat refused to testify during his trial last year and he didn’t attend Thursday’s hearing at the Antwerp courthouse. Prosecutors had requested the maximum prison sentence of 20 years on charges of attempted terrorist murder and participation in the activities of a terrorist group. Three other suspects also received prison sentences.
CUNA recognized the improvements proposed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in its current expected credit losses (CECL) standard, CUNA wrote to the board Monday. CUNA’s comment letter was sent in response to a FASB proposal that would make several CUNA-backed changes to the standard, a proposal that CUNA understands was at least in part due to a May letter from CUNA raising concerns.CECL was adopted in June 2016, and uses an “expected loss” measurement for the recognition of credit losses. The proposal would amend the effective date of the standard for non-public business entities (PBEs), changing it to fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2021, and including interim periods within those years.Both state and federally chartered credit unions are considered non-PBEs.“We agree with the Board’s proposed change to the effective date for non-PBEs,” CUNA’s letter reads. “We believe this change will not only provide much needed additional time for credit unions to implement system updates but will also reduce confusion, particularly for those entities required to adopt in the fourth quarter.” 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Leinster captain Kevin McLaughlin has failed to come through the return to play for their meeting with Cardiff at the RDS tomorrow. For Ulsters game against Scarlets Rory Scholes comes in on the left and Peter Browne making his debut. Hooker Mike Sherry starts as his return from a near two year injury lay-off continues. The Reds opened their campaign with a win over Treviso in Cork last weekend. Connacht face champions Glasgow Warriors tonight in Scotstoun Stadium Garry Ringrose will make his debut for them on the wing. Kick off is at 7.35
Randy Johnson threw 52 pitches in batting practice against Arizona Diamondbacks prospects Saturday and wants to pitch in an exhibition game this month. It was the first time he’s thrown BP since back surgery in October. “I’m pleased with where I’m at right now, as I have been with every step,” Johnson said. “To not have any real setbacks other than maybe a stiff back here and there, I think that’s to be expected, especially with the workload I’ve been doing this quickly. I’m pretty pleased.” The Big Unit allowed a few balls to be hit out of the infield, but only two were sharply hit. “I was impressed,” first baseman Chris Carter said. “I wasn’t expecting him to be nearly as good the first time. He may be the best pitcher I’ve ever faced and he’s not even (100 percent).” The Diamondbacks have said they’re not sure if Johnson will be ready to pitch in a game before the exhibition slate ends, but the left-hander said he’d like to try. “I’d like to be ready for opening day, but I think you have to take the appropriate steps to get there,” Johnson said. “What we’re doing right now is just that.” Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said Johnson decided to throw more pitches than initially expected at Maryvale Baseball Park, where Arizona played the Milwaukee Brewers later Saturday. “We were looking earlier at maybe mid-30s, but he wanted to take a break and throw some more,” Melvin said. “He was throwing both sides, throwing sinkers, throwing everything he had.” There is still no timetable for when Johnson will pitch in an exhibition game. Melvin said Johnson would be scheduled to throw another round of batting practice after seeing how he felt Sunday. Benitez progressingArmando Benitez is ready to step back on the mound and show that he can be the San Francisco Giants’ closer when the season starts next month. Benitez is slated to make his first appearance of spring training Sunday in a split-squad game against the Seattle Mariners as he works his way back from knee injuries that cut short his 2006 season. “I have to be looking forward to it. It’s been a long time since I’ve pitched,” Benitez said Saturday. “I feel very good. I want to see how I do tomorrow against the hitters. I’m a little excited to pitch.” Benitez said he’s close to 100 percent after finishing last season on the disabled list with two arthritic knees, the right one so painful he could hardly put pressure on it. He began throwing off the mound early in spring training and looked good throwing at minor league camp last Tuesday. Ruling on the hillSamuel Alito liked being on this bench, too. Dressed in a green Devil Rays jersey instead of a black robe, the Supreme Court justice stood in the dugout Saturday, getting ready to throw out the first ball before Tampa Bay played his favorite team, the Philadelphia Phillies. Asked what he would throw, Alito said, “A gyroball.” Devil Rays reliever Ruddy Lugo drew the assignment of catching Alito. The justice offered an opinion on how to frame the pitch. “Make it look like a strike,” Alito told Lugo. Short hopsBrian Roberts and the Orioles are nearing an agreement on a two-year extension that would put the second baseman under contract through the 2009 season. Roberts is already signed this season for $4.2 million. The Orioles are seeking an extension because he would become eligible for free agency after 2008. The 29-year-old Roberts has a career batting average of .280. He set career highs in 2005 with a .314 average, 18 homers and 73 RBI, a season that was cut short by an elbow injury that required offseason surgery. Ryan Zimmerman was given a $400,000 salary for 2007 by the Nationals after finishing second in NL Rookie of the Year voting last season. Zimmerman hit .287 with 20 homers and 110 RBI for Washington in 2006. Kansas City Royals third baseman Alex Gordon, a touted prospect the team hopes to build around, will be sidelined for a few games with a sore shoulder. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“I will not be mad when the supply of records runs dry and I’ll have to find different things to do. I’m only mad when someone else finds something before me.” (Image: Frank Gossner)• Frank GossnerDJVoodoo Funk • The joy of music reigns in Kinshasa’s veins • Celebrating ubuntu at New York’s Carnegie Hall • Blues guitar god Dan Patlansky to share stage with Springsteen • Uplifting township kids with music • African art scene blooms in South AfricaSulaiman PhilipFrank Gossner could see for miles. The sky was clear, the road in northern Benin stretched out straight as an arrow and the blacktop was fresh and smooth. The German DJ and his friend Landry were, to quote Elwood Blues, on a mission from God.Travelling through central Africa, Gossner was on the hunt for rare African blues, disco, Afrobeat and funk records from the sixties and seventies: vinyl that had been dumped in mouldy warehouses to rot, grooves to make a continent dance that had been forgotten by the fans, and in some cases even the musicians who created them.The journey along the new highway came to an abrupt and scary halt as a front tyre blew. The car swerved into oncoming traffic with a truck bearing down on them. But somehow Landry brought the car under control and eased it to a stop at the side of the road. The disintegrated tyre replaced and the fender reattached with wire, the clapped out Citroën crawled to Parakou. The first stop was a mechanic, and then Landry and Gossner visited the local Voudon priest. Voudon is the original animist religion of coastal Benin, Togo and parts of Ghana and Nigeria. Assured their trip was not cursed, but urging the pair to sacrifice a cow for the poor, he blessed their journey.Gossner grew up listening to his father’s classic rock collection before he discovered punk, which grew into an interest in American funk. His love of African funk and blues was born when he stumbled across a recording by Ghanaian Pax Nicholas in a crate of old vinyl from the Nigerian Tabansi record label in a Philadelphia record store in 2000.“Blues, funk even disco is African music brought back to Africa in the form of American funk, jazz and soul records. The music I collect and play in clubs is not rehashed American music, it is the triumphant homecoming of a music to its roots. West African musicians embraced this music, re-infused it with their own specific local African styles,” he says.“I don’t want to talk in stereotypes but to me the hardship experienced in everyday life in Africa often translates into a musicians’ ability to create music that feels just a little more vibrant and powerful than music recorded anywhere else. When I spoke to African musicians it was either that they came out of a long lineage of musicians with their entire family’s history and expectations firmly resting on their shoulders, or they came out of a family of non-musicians which made things even harder. In order to earn money with their musical abilities they had to work harder and push themselves even further.”Blown tyres and bumpy bus ridesGossner’s hardships, blown tyres, bumpy bus rides, armed militia curious about his presence, and insects crawling over him in warehouses where temperatures reached into the fifties are all documented in his blog, Voodoo Funk. It is also where you can find the hour-long mixes that he puts together from his latest discoveries.The often astonishing journey takes the listener into eccentric corners of music that once had the villages, cities and countries of Africa dancing. A recent mix – Life is a Game – includes Oya ka Jojo by the Beninese band Les Volcans. There is almost nothing to it. A simple snare drum builds into a heavy Afrobeat rhythm, a yelp and the music shifts into a volcanic Afro-Latin beat driven by trumpets. It’s a song that has to be listened to from beginning to end. For Gossner, the DJ, it is important that his audience hears a song from beginning to end, especially if it music they have never heard or danced to before. He believes that the rare and original African jams he plays creates a special vibe. He does not mix or match beats; all he does is play the music.“I have played West African records in clubs in North America, Europe, Thailand and Vietnam and the response is always without fail overwhelming. West African funk and Afrobeat records prove to be even more infectious on any dance floor than American records from the same period,” he adds.“I’m well aware that all that I am doing is simply playing other people’s music. I don’t add anything to it, but I do the best that I can to present it in the most joyous way possible to as many people as I can,” Gossner explains. It is his way of challenging as false claims that have been made that he is guilty of cultural imperialism. “Playing these records in clubs is my way of sharing my own personal enjoyment of this music. To see other people dance is the ultimate satisfaction for me.”A Coke with Mr MafaGossner lived in Conakry, Guinea, between 2005 and 2008, collecting, cataloguing and re-issuing African music. It was also the city where he found his first, and favourite, African record store. Mr Mafa’s shop was not really a shop; it was shipping container dumped on the banks of the Marché Niger that housed his record collection. You couldn’t buy records, but he would compile mixed tapes for his clients. “We would sit on his little wooden bench, drinking Coke and chatting about West African music. Bands like Poly Rythmo from Benin were real superstars in the seventies, touring from Senegal to Cameroon. Sadly it’s not there anymore; the city condemned it and Mr Mafa never got to re-open his store.”Buying music in parts of Africa can become an education in regional styles and taste. The dwindling number of record shops, like Mr Mafa’s, are usually just someone’s record collection. Gossner’s search has found him rummaging in basements in Sierra Leone, warehouses in Ghana, and record cabinets in Guinea. But no matter where it is, that moment before he opens the door or sits down in someone’s living room is the most intense feeling Gossner can imagine: “It’s a moment where just about anything is possible. You might only be seconds away from finding a record that you and perhaps nobody else from outside of the country or city has ever heard.”“It actually pretty much happened overnight in Africa that LPs got replaced by music cassettes.” (Image: Frank Gossner)The DJ is an atheist but he believes that fate has led him to some of his most interesting finds. Orlando Julius, one of the biggest names in Nigerian music, has been creating Afrofunk since the sixties and in his 50-odd years has recorded for local and international labels. In the 1970s he recorded an album for Phillips just as the company was leaving Africa. “They did a lousy job of distributing that record, but it is Orlando’s finest recording from the 1970s. If fate had not directed me to a certain place at a certain time, it might have remained forgotten forever.”Soldiers are like zombiesAs he does for some of his favourites, Gossner wanted to re-issue the Julius recording. He contacted the musician and found that he could not even remember recording it. He has also re-issued music by Ghanaian band Psychedelic Aliens as well as the record that began his African quest. “I found Pax Nicholas in Berlin. Talking to him about African music was amazing. He told me about Fela Kuti and being there when Nigerian soldiers stormed Fela’s compound in retaliation for him saying soldiers were like zombies,” he recalls.“One of my favourite projects was re-releasing the Psychedelic Aliens disc. The band had recorded just eight tracks in their entire career and they are among the rarest Ghanaian records. I also got to re-release the Freedom Family album with the help of band leader Albert Jones, who had the most vivid memory of any musician from this era I have ever met.”Beyond the warmth of the sound produced by vinyl, the cover art is just as important to record buyers. African labels, no matter their size, went to as much trouble as their Western counterparts in creating memorable sleeves. “There was a strong post-colonial sense of cultural identity in the music and the art work. The sleeves were influenced by the bold shapes and bright colours of Africa and are incredibly powerful and edgy. Then in many cases the covers were printed by hand in the silk screening process which often added a whole special aesthetic. I’ve been planning on doing a coffee table book on West African record cover art for many years but since I’m still adding to my collection to this very day, I will probably wait a little longer to be able to include as many covers as possible.”Gossner lives in Costa Rica these days, but still travels the world introducing his African discoveries to appreciative and growing audiences. His collection is often refreshed by contacts he made while in Africa, who dig through crates and warehouses for a diminishing trove of African classics.“You can’t even begin to salvage everything. What I have is only just a small piece of a big, lost puzzle.” (Image: Frank Gossner)Forest of perfectionTraditional Manding music from Guinea and Mali, especially the musicians who paired their traditional instruments with electric guitars and tube amplifiers; and blues of Nigeria, especially the music of St Augustine and Mochico Bay, is music he collects to listen to at home. He says that he can hear the influence African music still has on popular formats around the world. Everything from the blues and jazz to hip hop and salsa have been influenced by African rhythms.“In a way you could say that African music is being celebrated all over the world, every hour of every day. It’s sad though that many Africans are so unaware of the continent’s contribution to the cultural evolution of mankind.” But it is not just the music that has him coming back at least once a year on record finding expeditions. The sights and sounds and people of Africa are also a large part of the attraction. And there is the chance of finding a record that no-one has heard outside the village he is in, of course.“It was early in the morning, a friend had taken me to N’Zerekore [the forest region of Guinea] and we were going to the last row of houses before the forest began. Children were bringing out stacks and stacks of records. It was misty and I could hear all these birds and forest creatures. It was one of those moments of perfection that you get to enjoy once in a lifetime.” “You still find stuff that was unknown. It is weird to see such a vibrant scene completely cease to exist.” (Image: Frank Gossner)
Tim Cahill scored twice, including the extra-time winner, as Australia kept their World Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over Syria in the second leg of the Asian playoff on Tuesday.The 3-2 aggregate victory sends the Socceroos into an intercontinental playoff in November against the fourth-placed team in North and Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF) qualifying with a World Cup spot on the line.Cahill scored Australia’s opener with a trademark header in the 13th minute but it was not until 96 minutes later that he kept alive his country’s hopes of a fourth successive appearance at the World Cup finals with his 50th international goal.”I knew I was going to score, I didn’t touch the ball much but in the end I delivered,” said Cahill, who has played at the last three World Cups.”That’s what I’ve done my whole life and I’ll continue to do it.”The United States, Panama and Honduras, the three nations who could provide the opposition in the intercontinental playoff, play their final qualifiers later on Tuesday.Syria, who had to play all their “home” qualifiers in Malaysia because of the security situation in their war-torn nation, fought until the very end of the match but ultimately came up short in their bid for a maiden World Cup spot.The visitors, without five first-choice players through injury or suspension, had made the perfect start in the sixth minute to cancel out Australia’s away goal advantage from the 1-1 first leg draw.Tamer Haj Mohamad dispossessed Mark Milligan in midfield and he fed Omar Al Somah, who outpaced the Australian defence and planted the ball high in the net with his left foot.advertisement??????º@Tim_Cahill: cometh the hour, cometh the man50 up for the @Socceroos ?? pic.twitter.com/BUX9gaXsBw- #WCQ ????? (@FIFAWorldCup) October 10, 2017DROPPED MIDFIELDERAustralia lost Brad Smith to injury, bringing dropped midfielder Aaron Mooy on to the pitch, but the Asian champions were back on terms in 13th minute.Mathew Leckie broke down the right and delivered a pinpoint cross that Cahill was never going to pass up, the 37-year-old forward heading the ball home in his 103rd international.Australia dominated the remainder of the first half, with Syrian skipper Zaher Medani blocking a Cahill shot after one flowing move and goalkeeper Ibrahim Alma force to save James Troisi and Leckie efforts.Alma again had to be at his best to stop a fierce Rogic strike from the edge of the box after 70 minutes and the Celtic midfielder curled a shot just wide of the far post from the ensuing corner.Rogic had another chance to clinch the winner in the 89th minute but his shot was deflected past the post and the Australians were unable to make the breathrough in normal time.Syrian midfielder Mahmoud Al Mawas was sent off for a second yellow card four minutes into the first period of extra time and from then on it appeared only a matter of time before the Australians would break down the already weary visitors.Robbie Kruse finally carved out the decisive chance in the 109th minute when his perfectly weighted cross to the far post found Cahill, who headed it into the top left-hand corner to the delight of the majority of the 42,136 crowd.Al Somah had one final chance to secure passage for Syria on the away goals rule as time ran out but his brilliantly struck free kick hit the post and bounced away.
All draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEThe action heats up on day three of the 2006 NTL in Coffs Harbour as the teams battle for quarter final rankings and positions…this afternoon will be crucial in who takes a place in tomorrow’s semis and grand finals. Keep your eyes on the website for all the results from the 2006 National Touch League. All draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEDay Three:8:30amMens 20’s: Suns (12) def ACT (2)Mens 20’s: Hornets (7) def Barbarians (2)Mens 20’s: Eagles (7) def Crusaders (1)Mens Open: Crusaders (8) def Eagles (3)Mens Open: Rustlers (11) def Hornets (5)Mens Open: Suns (5) def Scorpions (3)Mixed Open: Suns (10) def Rebels (0)Suns took their position at the top of Pool B in the Mens Open division this morning, with a 5-3 win over Scorpions. Suns proved too good for ACT in the Mens 20’s division, and in Mixed Open the Suns thrashed the Rebels 10-0.9:20amMixed Open: Cobras (7) def Sharks (6)Mens 20’s: Rustlers (6) def Cobras (2)Mens 20’s: Sharks (7) def Cyclones (4)Womens Open: Sharks (5) def Rustlers (1)Womens Open: Eagles (7) drew Scorpions (7)Womens Open: Cobras (7) def Hornets (3)Mixed Open: Barbarians (5) drew Cyclones (5)Cobras cemented themselves as a team to watch in the finals of the Mixed Open, beating 2005 Runners-up, the Sharks 7-6.The Mens 20s saw Sharks and Rustlers both have impressive wins. Sharks beat Cyclones, 7-4 and Cobras beat Hornets, 7-3.An improving Scorpions side drew with Eagles, 7-7 in Womens Open and the Sharks recorded yet another win over the Rustlers.10:10amWomens 20’s: Sharks (12) def Rebels (1)Womens 20’s: Cobras (11) def Crusaders (2)Womens 20’s: Cyclones (15) def Scorpions (0)Womens 20’s: ACT (10) def Rustlers (3)Womens 20’s: Mets (7) def Eagles (3)Womens 20’s: Suns (7) def Hornets (2)Mixed Open: Mets (10) def Rustlers (5)In the Womens 20’s division, Sharks and ACT continue to dominate their opposition with Sharks beating Rebels, 12-1 and ACT beating Rustlers, 10-3.In the same division, Cyclones are also a team to watch, after thrashing Scorpions, 15-0.In the Mixed Opens, Mets defeated Rustlers 10-5.11:00amMens Open: Mets (5) def Cobras (3)Mens Open: Sharks (12) def ACT (2)Mens Open: Rebels (6) def Cyclones (4)Womens Open: ACT (6) def Crusaders (5)Womens Open: Barbarians (12) def Cyclones (5)Womens Open: Mets (9) def Suns (2)A great game of Touch was played on field one this morning in the Mens Open division with Mets beating Cobras, 5-3.Also in Mens Open, Sharks outclassed ACT with a 12-2 win and Rebels beat Cyclones, 6-4.Mets were too good for Suns in the Womens Open, winning 9-2, ACT won a tight game against Crusaders, 6-5 and Barbarians are still looking promising after beating Cyclones, 12-5.11:50amMens Open: Scorpions (13) def Crusaders (1)Mens Open: Rustlers (4) def Suns (3)Mens Open: Barbarians (11) def Eagles (0)Womens Open: Sharks (9) def Hornets (4)Womens Open: Rebels (6) def Eagles (4)Womens Open: Cobras (6) def Scorpions (1)The Mens Open division is one of the closest in NTL history, with Rustlers defeat of Suns, 4-3 making the competition even more interesting. Sharks are still performing well in the Womens Open division after a 9-4 victory over Hornets. A good game was also played out on field five, with Rebels beating Eagles 6-4.12:40pmMens 20’s: Cobras (6) def Sharks (3)Mens 20’s: Suns (10) def Hornets (5)Mens 20’s: Eagles (7) def Cyclones (2)Mixed Open: Rebels (8) def Cyclones (4)Mixed Open: Rustlers (9) def Barbarians (2)Cobras created an upset in the Mens 20’s division, defeating Sharks 6-3 in a great match on field one. Eagles are still leading their pool, after a 7-2 win over the Cyclones.In the Mixed Open, Rustlers are doing their best trying to stay in the top half of the ladder, with a 9-2 win over Barbarians.1:30pmMens 20’s: Crusaders (6) def Barbarians (3)Mens 20’s: Mets (8) def ACT (0)Mixed Open: Mets (6) def Cobras (5)Mixed Open: Sharks (10) def Scorpions (8)The Mixed Open race remains tight with Sharks beating Scorpions, 10-8.Mets also had a close game with Cobras, eventually coming out on top, 6-5.In Mens 20’s, ACT had a disappointing, 8-0 loss to Mets, while Crusaders beat Barbarians, 6-3.2:20pmWomens 20’s Champ QF1: Cobras (6) def Hornets (1)Womens 20’s Champ QF2: Suns (6) def Mets (0)Womens 20’s Plate QF1: Cyclones (6) def Crusaders (3)Womens 20’s Plate QF2: Rustlers (14) def Scorpions (0)After the first quarter finals of the tournament, Cobras had a 6-1 win over the Hornets, in Womens 20’s which puts them through to a semi-final with ACT.Also in Womens 20’s, Suns beat Mets 6-0, putting them into a semi-final tomorrow with Sharks.3:20pmMens Champ QF1: Sharks (4) def Rustlers (3)Mens Champ QF2: Suns (5) def Cobras (4)Mens Plate QF1: ACT (6) def Crusaders (2)Womens Plate P/O: Cyclones (3) def Eagles (1)Mens Plate P/O: Rebels def Eagles*forfeitAfter an action packed match on field one, Sharks defeated Rustler, 4-3 in the Mens Open division, setting up Sharks for a semi-final against Scorpions.The Suns and Cobras game was also a thriller in the Mens Open division, with Suns eventual winners, 5-4. They will now play Mets tomorrow in the semi-finals.4:20pmWomens Champ QF1: Suns (3) def Rustlers (1)Womens Champ QF2: Barbarians (9) def Cobras (4)Womens Plate QF1: Crusaders (5) def Rebels (1)Mens 20’s: Suns (6) def Cyclones (3)Mens 20’s: Rustlers (5) def Sharks (3)Mens 20’s: Cobras (11) def Crusaders (2)The Barbarians have caused an upset in the Womens Open quarter finals, defeating Cobras, 9-4. It is the first time in seven years that the Cobras Women do not appear in the Opens grand final. Barbarians will now take on Mets tomorrow morning.The Suns had a good victory over the Rustlers, they fought hard to win 3-1. They will now play Sharks in the semi-final.In the Mens 20’s, Rustlers caused an upset by defeating Sharks, 5-3.Suns and Cobras will also go into the quarter finals confident after convincing wins this afternoon.5:20pmMixed Open: Sharks (13) def Rebels (2)Mixed Open: Cobras (13) def Barbarians (0)Mixed Open: Scorpions (5) def Rustlers (1)Mixed Open: Suns (5) def Cyclones (0)Mens 20’s: Eagles (11) def Mets (7)Sharks finished their round games with class in the Mixed Open with a 13-2 win over Rebels.In what was one of the most exciting, skillful and heated games of the tournament, Eagles defeated Mets 11-7 finishing of the round games for the tournament.6:20pmWomens Plate QF2: Scorpions v W/P/P/OMens Plate QF2: Barbarians v W/P/P/O
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southgate knew Chelsea star Mount would play for England at 16by Freddie Taylor14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland boss Gareth Southgate says that he knew Mason Mount would be a star for the national team when he was only 16.The Chelsea midfielder is set to get his first start in their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.Mount will be in the team against the Czech Republic. And Southgate spoke about when he first saw Mount play several years ago.When asked what he thought about Mount after training him for a few days, England boss Southgate told reporters: “Exactly what I thought of him when I saw him at 16 playing for our U16s, he’s a quality player, an intelligent footballer, presses well, has a real eye for goal, good quality.”So, nothing I’ve seen surprises me at all. We’ve had him marked as a player from the first time I saw him at St. George’s [Park].”Chelsea would be the same on that, I think, but of course he’s now been able to have the opportunity to play in the Premier League and display that against top teams.”I think you saw his penalty in the Super Cup, [that] was a nice cameo of what he’s about, really.”
Texas hosted No. 14 Baylor tonight, and the Longhorns needed the win to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. They won 61-59 in overtime on a runner by guard Isaiah Taylor, but not before seven players from both teams were ejected following a serious scuffle in the extra session.The scrum started near the scorers table and resulted in multiple players leaving their respective benches. Assistant coaches and referees had to break up the action.A look at the fracas in Austin. Several #Texas players left the bench area, to join the scrum Maybe 1-2 #Baylor plyrs pic.twitter.com/eBTDmN7gD4— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieTV) March 3, 2015Here’s a glance at the seven players who got the boot for their roles in the near melee.Seven players (4 Texas, 3 Baylor) have been ejected in #BAYvsTEX. pic.twitter.com/Kq3LvsYmqC— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) March 3, 2015Amazingly, Taylor, who was involved in starting the entire incident, not only didn’t get ejected but ended up winning the game with his floater in the lane. Longhorns head coach Rick Barnes needed this win, but it’ll be interesting to see if players from either team are suspended moving forward.