With the unexpected cancellation from Gregg Allman, it was Allman Brothers’ guitarist Warren Haynes that stepped in and filled the Sunday night headlining spot at last weekend’s The Peach Music Festival. The band was given an extended time slot and made the most of it, playing a rocking Mule set before reaching into their catalog and playing an extended encore tribute to the Allman Brothers Band.The main set was no slouch, as the band worked in numerous ABB and classic rock teases through hits like “Mule,” “Thorazine Shuffle” and more. The band also welcomed out Rich Robinson for “Sometimes Salvation,” and closed out the set with “Blind Man In The Dark.”The encore saw the band welcome out Blackberry Smoke members Charlie Starr, Brandon Still and Brit Turner, opening up with “Come And Go Blues” to kept people rocking. From there, Haynes playfully called upon bassist Oteil Burbridge to sit in with the band. Burbridge was a last-minute addition to the festival, as he joined The String Cheese Incident for their Allman Family Incident set earlier in the weekend, and made his debut as part of Russo, Benevento & Burbridge. Let’s hope RB&B is here to stay. Burbridge joined the Smokin’ Mule gang for a rendition of “Dreams.” Finally, Burbridge left the stage and the band closed out the show with an energetic rendition of “Whipping Post.” Good lord!Check out full audio of the Mule set below, courtesy of Chris from Jam Buzz.Mule continues their summer tour tomorrow night, August 16th, at the Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY. You can see the full Peach Fest setlist below, courtesy of the band.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | The Peach Music Festival | Scranton, PA | 8/14/16Set: Mule with Les Brers In A Minor teaseThorazine Shuffle with Oye Como Va teasesGame Face with Birdland, Mountain Jam & Norwegian Wood teasesCapturedKind Of BirdSometimes Salvation with Rich RobinsonRocking HorseBlind Man In The DarkEncore:Come & Go Blues with Charlie Starr, Brit Turner & Brandon StillDreams with Charlie Starr, Brit Turner & Oteil BurbridgeWhipping Post with Charlie Starr & Brit Turner[Setlist and cover photo via Gov’t Mule FB page – Photo Credit: Heath Robson]
TORONTO, Canada – Bacchus Ruff Ryders defied the odds to upstage Ramblers in last Saturday’s Paul & Sons 15-over Division Two Consolation final, played at the Littles ground, Scarborough.The buoyant Bacchus Ruff Ryders, who have been enduring a torrid time in the regular season (20 overs), overwhelmed Ramblers by 13 runs in the hotly contested affair.Taking first strike, Bacchus Ruff Ryders reached a challenging 102 for six in their allotted 15 overs with the experienced Uniss Yusuf hitting a top-score of 29 while Fazil Rasool supported with 24.Bacchus Ruff Ryders players Nirad Lall (left) and Uniss Yusuf pose with the winning trophy. Officiating umpires were Albert Ramcharran (left) and Vish Jadunauth.Bacchus Ruff Ryders were in early trouble, losing Avi Singh without scoring. However, Yusuf kept the top-order together, smashing two fours and a similar number of sixes in his fine knock. Rasool’s innings contained two sixes while Jai Singh also hit two sixes in a quick 14.Farook Inshan, who did the early damage, finished with the impressive figures of three for 12 from his three overs while Patrick Shivrattan claimed two for 24.In reply, Ramblers were always behind the required run rate despite an attacking 43 from Shivrattan who failed to get adequate support from his other teammates. The only other player to reach double figures was Adam Hussain with 13. Shivrattan, who was later named MVP for the losing side, slammed three fours and two sixes.MVP for the winners, Jaybalack ‘Johno’ Panday, bagged three for 12, while Yusuf (one for seven), Navin Misir (one for 13) and Avi Singh (one for 19) were the other successful bowlers.The championship finals featuring Rems and Mercenary in Division One, and Enmore and Carr Tec in Division Two are set for Saturday, September 7 at Ashtonbee numbers two and one respectively. Rebels have already claimed the Division One Consolation title by virtue of GT Bannas forfeiting the game. (Frederick Halley)
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will continue their preparation for the Hexagonal round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, with two practice matches in March.According to the latest FIFA rankings, Jamaica, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador are the countries that will be vying for three automatic spots to the Qatar World Cup, later this year.The Jamaican men’s senior football team will face Bermuda in the first practice match at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay on March 11.President of the JFF, Michael Ricketts, says this will give the technical team a chance to scout local-based players.Both countries are using the upcoming matches to continue preparations for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifiers as well as the resumption of the CONCACAF Nations League later this year.Reggae Boyz’ second match will be against Catalonia in Spain on March 30.Meanwhile, Cedella Marley and the Bob Marley Foundation have forged another partnership with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF).Marley said she is committed to assisting the marketing and sponsorship generation for the men’s programme in their quest to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Cedella is already known for giving huge support to the Reggae Girlz, especially last year when they qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Ever met the YouTube world champion athlete?He’s Kenya’s javelin thrower, Julius Yego, who won gold at the World Championships in Beijing on Wednesday with a new African record throw of 92.72 meters.Yego’s win puts him in position to become the first Kenyan to win an Olympic gold medal in a field event, according to several reports.Yego’s rise to fame is a bit more unconventional than the standard javelin medalist. In 2013, a year after qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics for the first time, Yego told CNN that he is self-taught and relied on YouTube videos to perfect his technique.While Yego’s hometown in the Rift Valley has produced several Olympic sprinters, there’s a shortage of javelin specialists, so Yego had to learn on his own. He told CNN’s Paul Gittings:”I do not have a coach, my motivation comes from within. Training without a coach is not an easy thing… I watched YouTube and it really paid off for me, to see the training techniques and skills they are using.” Yego, specifically, found inspiration in Andreas Thorkildsen, a Norweigian javelin thrower who competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Yego would watch videos of Thorkildsen throwing, taking notes on his technique and training methods. In a 2013 video about Yego’s training habits, he says:”There were no coaches to guide me. I was just alone in the field, training. My father wanted me to give up javelin. Everybody here in Kenya is a runner. I took that as a challenge to find another way to succeed. I started watching videos… I could see that training like these people could improve me.”His 92.72-meter throw places him third all-time for longest javelin throw. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports