It has been well documented that that We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is supposed to be the final album from hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest, especially after Phife Dawg passed away earlier this year while secretly working on the album. Q-Tip had previously stated it in a Facebook post recently, as well. But…and it’s a big ‘but,’ it appears that may not be the case anymore.Social Consciousness And Racial Inequality Are Front And Center On A Tribe Called Quest’s Surprise Comeback Album [Review]In an interview with Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, Tip states, “Stay tuned for any other incarnation because we don’t intend on stopping….That was Phife’s M.O.: ‘This time we gotta do it and keep going.’ And now he’s left us with the equation of how do we do it, but we’re going to need it, and we’re going to continue.”Now, a pending world tour is apparently in the works and being planned, but comments made in this interview would certainly appear to be a hint at something different than tour dates. With friends and collaborators such as Busta Rhymes, André 3000, Consequence, and more making appearances on the album, it’s anybody guess what this new “incarnation” could turn into. But this has certainly piqued our interests. Listen to the interview below:[via SPIN]
MANILA – The House of Representatives and the Senate are set to conduct separate inquiry into the sudden spike in bogus accounts on social media platform Facebook.Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon filed House Resolution 968 seeking to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation into the proliferation of the clone Facebook accounts, which opens up its users to “a slew of exploitations” like online bullying, harassment, identity theft, violations of privacy and others.He said the government must create a joint task force composed of the Department of Information and Communications Technology, the National Bureau of Investigation, the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group, the National Privacy Commission, and other related agencies to look on the matter.“The new normal would increase reliance in social media platforms…and it is therefore incumbent upon the government to ensure the safety of its users through the protection of their private data,” added Biazon, the senior vice chair of the House committee on national defense.Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, for his part, filed Senate Resolution No. 444, directing an appropriate Senate committee to conduct an inquiry into the proliferation of the fake profiles.Pangilinan said the inquiry will help determine the possible regulation of social media platforms “in accordance with the policy that respects the rights and freedoms of all Filipinos guaranteed by the Constitution.”“There is a need to look into our existing laws to increase the extent of liability and possible regulation of service providers or content hosts such as Facebook and other social media platforms,” Pangilinan said.Various universities around the country confirmed over the weekend that they received reports of fake and empty Facebook accounts bearing the names of their respective students and alumni.Among those who complained to have fraudulent Facebook account were those who opposed the Anti-Terrorism Bill, which is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature./PN
— Mets hurler Marcus Stroman has opted out of the rest of the season due to concerns over the pandemic. Stroman was recovering from a torn calf muscle and was in line to possibly make his season debut next week against the Marlins in Miami. He is scheduled to become a free agent after the season and is the second Met to opt out of the season, joining outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH’-nehs SEHS’-peh-dehs).— Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. Kelly hasn’t allowed a run over 6 1/3 innings in seven games this season, allowing five hits and five walks. Lefty Adam Kolarek was recalled from the alternate training site to replace Kelly.NBA-SCHEDULEBooker’s 35 help Suns top Thunder, remain perfect in restartLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have continued their stunning winning streak since the NBA restart. Francona has missed Cleveland’s past eight games with the gastrointestinal issue, which has bothered him since spring training. The 61-year-old skipped the Indians’ weekend trip to Chicago to get extra rest. In other MLB news:— Diamondbacks ace Madison Bumgarner has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain. The left-hander allowed six runs on five hits in two innings against the Padres on Sunday to remain winless since signing a five-year, $85 million deal. The four-time All-Star has a 9.35 ERA after Sunday’s start.— Indians starter Mike Clevinger will be quarantined and undergo testing after violating COVID-19 protocols during the team’s weekend trip to Chicago. On Sunday, Indians right-hander Zach Plesac (PLEE’-sak) was sent home from Chicago in a rental car after he went out with friends following his start on Saturday, a violation of the team’s code of conduct.— The Rays have placed right-hander Charlie Morton on the 10-day injured list due to inflammation in his pitching shoulder. The move comes one day after Morton was removed from a start against the New York Yankees in the third inning. Morton is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in four starts this season. Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSMountain West delays football seasonUNDATED (AP) — Will there be any college football this season? The Mountain West has become the second FBS conference to postpone its football season, punting on the fall with an eye toward playing in the spring.A person involved in the decision told The Associated Press the Mountain West would not play any sports in the fall. The 12-team Mountain West joins the Mid-American Conference as leagues from the highest tier of NCAA Division I football to bail on the fall season and hope to make a go of it in the spring. The Mountain West features Boise State, Air Force and San Diego State, each of which were ranked at some point last year.A Big Ten spokesman said no votes on fall sports had been taken by its presidents and chancellors as of Monday afternoon, and the powerful Southeastern Conference made clear it was not yet ready to shutter its fall season. However, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey posted on Twitter that he doesn’t know if college football can be played during the COVID-19 pandemic. In other college sports developments: — President Donald Trump has joined Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse (sas) and a number of coaches in the push to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown. A growing number of athletes have spoken out in support of saving the season. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says the Wolverines have shown players can be safe after they return to school. Sasse wrote a letter to Big Ten school presidents and chancellors saying that players will likely be safer with football than without, because of the “structure and discipline of football programs.”— Old Dominion is canceling its fall sports season because of the coronavirus pandemic. President John Broderick made the announcement Monday, saying he knows student-athletes and fans will be disappointed, but playing “posed too great a risk.” MLB-CARDINALS POSTPONEMENTSMore cancellations for the CardinalsST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals continue to have their schedule altered after eight players tested positive for the coronavirus. The Suns are 6-0 at Lake Buena Vista following a convincing 128-101 thumping of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Devin Booker dropped in 35 points and Phoenix center Deandre Ayton finished with 10 points and six rebounds in just over 17 minutes. Ayton sat out the first quarter after missing his coronavirus test on Sunday. He tested negative on Monday and helped the Suns dominate after they carried a 37-23 deficit into the second quarter.Phoenix was 26-39 when the season was halted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Suns now find themselves within 1 1/2 games of a Western Conference playoff berth.In Monday’s other NBA action:—The short-handed Dallas Mavericks rallied from a 22-point deficit in the second half to stun the Utah Jazz 122-114. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Mavericks with 27 points and Seth Curry added 22. The Mavericks’ biggest comeback since 2016 means they still have a slim shot at earning the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. — The Hockey Hall of Fame has postponed its 2020 induction because of the pandemic. The ceremony was to have taken place Nov. 16 in Toronto. The 2020 class was announced in June and featured forward Jarome Iginla, winger Marian Hossa (HOH’-sah), defensemen Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson, Canadian women’s goaltender Kim St. Pierre and longtime general manager Ken Holland.TENNIS-US OPEN WITHDRAWALSFormer champ pulls out of US OpenNEW YORK (AP) — 2004 U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova is adding her name to the growing group of players withdrawing from the Grand Slam tennis tournament because of the coronavirus pandemic.Three of the top seven women in the rankings, including No. 1 Ash Barty, have pulled out of the U.S. Open. So has defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal. NBA-NEWSAntetokounmpo sits out Raptors gameLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) missed the Bucks’ game Monday against the Raptors after undergoing oral surgery. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer says it’s uncertain whether his top forward would play in the team’s final two seeding games.NHL-PANTHERS-TALLON OUTTallon, Panthers part ways Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The Florida Panthers will have a new general manager next season, making the announcement that Dale Tallon is leaving the franchise after 10 years.Tallon’s contract as president of hockey operations and general manager expired July 1. It was extended by Panthers owner Vincent Viola to get through the remainder of a season that was stretched out by the coronavirus pandemic. The Panthers were eliminated from the playoffs on Friday, falling to the New York Islanders in four games. In other NHL news:— The Rangers won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery and will have the first overall pick, giving them a shot at selecting Alexis Lafreniere. The Rangers were among eight teams that lost in the qualifying round of the playoffs with a chance to claim quite a consolation prize. The league’s bottom seven teams ended up not winning the first phase of the lottery in June. Major League Baseball has announced that the Cardinals’ scheduled Thursday doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers has been postponed. MLB and the Cards believe it is prudent to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. MLB has seen 29 games postponed by the coronavirus, 15 involving the Cardinals. All-Star catcher Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina is among the Redbirds who have tested positive for COVID-19.MLB-INDIANS-FRANCONAFrancona returns to Indians bench TuesdayUNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will return to the team Tuesday against the Cubs after missing more than a week so he could deal with a gastrointestinal condition. August 10, 2020 PRESIDENTS CUPRoyal Montreal Golf Club to host 2024 Presidents Cup.MONTREAL (AP) — The oldest golf club in North America will host the 2024 Presidents Cup.Royal Montreal Golf Club was founded in 1873 and held the Presidents Cup in 2007. The U.S. won that edition in which Canada’s Mike Weir beat Tiger Woods in a Sunday singles match.Royal Montreal will become the second international venue to host the Presidents Cup more than once, joining The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia.
FOLLOW US COMMENT Last Updated: 15th August, 2020 09:18 IST Cardinals’ Jones Has Single-season Sack Record In Sights Arizona’s Chandler Jones was a great player on a mediocre defense one season ago, finishing with a career-high 19 sacks and solidifying his reputation as one of the NFL’s premier pass rushers First Published: 15th August, 2020 09:18 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Arizona’s Chandler Jones was a great player on a mediocre defense one season ago, finishing with a career-high 19 sacks and solidifying his reputation as one of the NFL’s premier pass rushers.Now that the Cardinals linebacker has a little help, he’s got Michael Strahan’s single-season record of 22 1/2 sacks in his sights.“If there’s a year to do it, this could be the year to do it,” Jones said. “That’s a personal goal of mine. We have more help on our team, we have a better team. You see it on paper, but it’s right there for you.”Jones’ optimism is understandable. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder should still be in the prime of his career at 30 years old and he’s had at least 11 sacks in each of the past five seasons. More importantly, the Cardinals were aggressive in the free agent market , adding multiple veterans in an effort to help a defense that gave up the most total yards in the NFL in 2019.They signed linebackers Devon Kennard and De’Vondre Campbell, along with defensive lineman Jordan Phillips. Three-time All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson should be available for a full season after missing six games last season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.The Cardinals also used the No. 8 overall pick to draft linebacker Isaiah Simmons , who was widely considered the draft’s most versatile defender.The addition of Kennard is particularly intriguing, especially as it relates to Jones’ pass-rushing production. The 29-year-old Phoenix native had seven sacks in each of the past two seasons for the Detroit Lions.“Having two outside backers in this system is always key,” Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said. “Having both guys apply pressure as rushers and forcing the offense to pick their protections on who is going to block those guys. … Hopefully we can get Chandler more one-on-ones.”Kennard said he’s always had respect for Jones’ ability and it’s been even more impressive to watch him up close. Both players have the ability to play on the left or right side of the field and have said they’ll do whatever is best for the team.“I really respect a superstar of his caliber having the work ethic that he does and the attitude toward work that he brings every day,” Kennard said. “The positive energy and all those things.”Jones’ stellar four seasons in the desert have gone largely unnoticed because the Cardinals haven’t been very good, missing the playoffs every year. But the ninth-year pro has been one of the league’s most consistent big-play threats with 60 sacks in 64 games. He also has a nose for the football with an NFL-high eight forced fumbles in 2019 and three fumble recoveries.“I feel like I’ve definitely mastered the art of the pass rush for sure,” Jones said. “Half of the battle is just having confidence. Knowing that no one can block you.”Now Jones doesn’t just have confidence in himself, but also the people around him. He said one of his biggest challenges has been building team chemistry in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced almost all team activity online until the past few weeks.Instead of banter around the locker room, the talks moved to online chats before and during Call of Duty games.“I’m sitting here at 30 now, with a daughter, so I don’t really have time for video games,” Jones said. “But when I do, I’m always trying to join my teammates cause we’re not in the locker room. I don’t have that time to sit there and pick people’s brains and build that camaraderie.”Now that the talks have moved from video games to the field at State Farm Stadium, the Cardinals’ defensive promise is coming into focus. After struggling through a big chunk of last season, Joseph looks forward to helping this new group reach its potential.“We have some ideas,” Joseph said with a slight grin. “I can’t share those, but we have some ideas to use our best players in the right positions. It’s always good to have great players.”Image credits: AP LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News