Load remaining images A full gallery of Steve Rose Photos images can be seen below: Umphrey’s McGee wrapped up their winter tour with a stop at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, bringing along TAUK for one final night of mayhem. The show was absolutely packed with smokin’ hot UM jams, but a section in set one certainly stands out for obvious reasons.The band called on bassist Arthur Barrow, who worked extensively with Frank Zappa in the 70’s and 80’s, to lend a hand for two debut Zappa covers. With Barrow replacing Ryan Stasik, the band went into “Soul Food I” before playing Zappa’s “Treacherous Cretins,” to the immense delight of fans of both Zappa and UM. Barrow stayed on for “Glory,” an Umphrey’s original, before Stasik closed out the set with “Piranhas > Wizard Burial Ground.”Leave it to Umphrey’s McGee to host a legend like Arthur Barrow for two debut songs for a tour closer. The remainder of the show was just as hot, with a second-set opening “40’s Theme” and a “Puppet String” that began in set two and concluded as the last song of the encore. Umphrey’s McGee are off until April 6th, where they’ll perform once again in Oxford, MS. They’re also playing an “All Night Wrong” set at the Major Rager, coming up on April 7th, with help from horn players Natalie Cressman and Jennifer Hartswick. More details about that here.You can see the full setlist below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA – 3/26/16:Set One: Le Blitz > Educated Guess, The Crooked One > Example 1, Attachments, Soul Food I** > Treacherous Cretins** > Glory*, Piranhas > Wizard Burial GroundSet Two: 40’s Theme, Puppet String > Daffodils, Wappy Sprayberry > The Bottom Half, Hurt Bird Bath, HindsightEncore: Ignition (Remix), Upward > Puppet StringNotes:* with Arthur Barrow on bass** Debut (Frank Zappa) with Arthur Barrow on bassCheck out images of both bands from this great performance, courtesy of Steve Rose Photos:
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Ricky Thornton Jr. took home the Dirt Dominator crown and $1,000 Thursday, on Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour practice night at Arizona Speedway. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography)By Mike SpiekerQUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Feb. 8) – The second annual Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour got underway Thursday evening with practice night at Arizona Speedway. Following the night’s practice session was the inaugural Dirt Dominator, a $1,000-to-win, 16-car bracket race for the IMCA Modifieds.Chandler driver Ricky Thornton Jr. walked through the field to capture the overall victory. Thornton topped Jake O’Neil in the championship round, utilizing the inside line starting position.“I knew it was going to be tough. Jake (O’Neil) has been really good,” Thornton said from victory lane. “I picked the bottom because I only ran one lap on the top. I knew I just had to get out front and not mess up.”Thornton took the lead coming to the flag stand off turn four after taking the green flag down the backstretch. O’Neil put his no. 0 machine on the cushion but Thornton was too strong on the bottom and ran unchallenged en route to the victory.Thornton defeated Delbert Shannon in the opening round before knocking off Russell Allen and Tim Ward. With the win, Thornton Jr. is locked into the Dirt Dominator season finale, which will comprise of 16 Dirt Dominator winners throughout the season seen on IMCA.TV. The final Dirt Dominator event will boast a $10,000 check to the winner.The Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour officially kicks off Friday night (Feb. 9) at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek as part of the Snowbird Classic, featuring the IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet IMCA Northern SportMods.The tour heads back to Arizona Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 10 before heading to Casa Grande for a pair of events on Sunday, Feb. 11 and Monday, Feb. 12 at Central Arizona Speedway.Tuesday, Feb. 13 will offer a practice night at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria and will feature the $1,000-to-win King of the Hill bracket race. Racing action continues Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Thursday, Feb. 15 as a part of the Desert Classic at Canyon before race teams head to the final track, Cocopah Speedway in Somerton for a trio of shows Friday through Sunday, Feb. 16-18 during Winter Nationals.Each night along the tour, Modified drivers will be competing for a hefty $1,500 to win top prize in Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events while Northern SportMod drivers will be racing for $600 to win.A record 117 Modifieds and 52 Northern SportMods are pre-registered for the second annual Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour.
SOUTH AFRICA innings Amla c Sharma b Bumrah 6 de Kock c Kohli b Bumrah 10 du Plessis b Chahal 38 van der Dussen b Chahal 22 Miller c & b Chahal 31 Duminy lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 3 Phehlukwayo stp. Dhoni b Chahal 34 Morris c Kohli b Kumar 42 Rabada not out 31Imran Tahir c Jadhav b Kumar 0Extras: (b-1, lb-3, w-6) 10Total: (9 wkts, 50 overs) 227Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-24, 3-78, 4-80, 5-89, 6-135, 7-158, 8-224, 9-227.Bowling: B. Kumar 10-0-44-2, J. Bumrah 10-1-35-2, H. Pandya 6-0-31-0, Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-46-1, Y. Chahal 10-0-51- 4, K. Jadhav 4-0-16-0. INDIA innings (target: 228 runs from 50 overs) Dhawan c de Kock b Rabada 8 Sharma not out 122 Kohli (c) c †de Kock b Phehlukwayo 18 Rahul c du Plessis b Rabada 26MS Dhoni † c & b Morrisn 34 Pandya not outExtras: (lb-3, w-4) 7Total: (4wkts, 47.3 overs) 230Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-54, 3-139, 4-213. Bowling: Imran Tahir 10-0-58-0, K. Rabada 10-1-39-2, C. Morris 10-3-36-1, A. Phehlukwayo 8.3-0-40-1, T. Shamsi 9-0-54-0. SCOREBOARD SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Opener Rohit Sharma scored a composed unbeaten century as India got their Cricket World Cup campaign off to a solid start with a six-wicket victory over a sloppy South African side at a vibrant Rose Bowl yesterday.After winning the toss and electing to bat, South Africa posted a below-par 227 for nine in their 50 overs as wily wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal returned figures of 4-51, following a superb opening burst from seamer Jasprit Bumrah (2-35).India were cautious in their reply and the game was in the balance when Virat Kohli (18) was brilliantly caught by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock with the score on 54 for two in the 16th over.But Rohit (122 not out from 144 balls) punished the South African bowlers after being dropped on one and scored his 23rd ODI century.He attacked South Africa’s leg-spinners Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi as India reached 230 for four from 47.3 overs, condemning the ailing Proteas to a third successive loss to leave their World Cup hopes in disarray.“There was something in it for the bowlers throughout and I could not play my natural game,” Sharma said at the post-match presentation.“I had to play close to my body and try and leave as many balls as possible. It was a small target, but we had to build partnerships as there was always something in it for the bowlers.“I had to play out the overs to make sure the job got done.”Rohit rode some early luck when he was dropped from a difficult chance by Faf du Plessis off the bowling of the unfortunate Kagiso Rabada (2-39).South Africa created opportunities in the field, but, as has been the case throughout the World Cup so far, were uncharacteristically sloppy.India were able to milk singles through the middle part of the innings, which held the run-rate steady and kept them on course for victory with few alarms.“It was important to start on the right note,” India captain Kohli said. “If you look at how the pitch played, it was challenging, so hats off to Rohit. It was a special innings.”Chahal had earlier restricted South Africa’s total with four wickets, continuing his excellent form against the Proteas in recent years.Seamer Bumrah found prodigious movement in both directions to remove openers Hashim Amla (6) and Quinton de Kock (10) inside the first six overs.du Plessis (38) and Rassie van der Dussen (22) put on a patient 54 in 80 balls in a bid to rebuild the innings, but after the latter was bowled trying a reverse-sweep off Chahal, wickets fell at regular intervals.Chris Morris (42) and Rabada (31 not out) put on 66 for the eighth wicket to ensure the side posted a score that at least gave them a chance.“I thought India were magnificent on a tough pitch. They have spinners through the middle who always get wickets,” South Africa captain du Plessis said.“Rohit did what we didn’t do; he got a hundred and saw his team through.“It is a changing room that is hurting. We are trying to make sure we are still fighting, but we keep making mistakes.
As the USC football team transitions into the offseason, the team’s best players are met with the decision to declare for the NFL Draft or prolong their careers in cardinal and gold. Any team with USC’s ability to attract top-tier recruits will lose a significant amount of talent after each season, and this year is no different. The offensive side of the ball will look especially new as head coach Clay Helton looks ahead to the 2018 season.Players Who Are LeavingJunior linebacker Cameron Smith has decided to extend his USC football career into his senior season. Photo by Emily Smith | Daily TrojanSam Darnold, USC’s star quarterback, is the biggest name out of USC’s departures. The redshirt sophomore has been at the top of draft boards since he led the Trojans to nine straight wins and a Rose Bowl victory in 2016. Darnold completed 63.1 percent of his passes for 4,143 yards, 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season. Despite issues with ball security, Darnold’s arm strength, pocket awareness and ability to throw on the run have been enough to solidify his position as a definite top-five pick. He and UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen are the two most likely candidates to be picked first overall by the Cleveland Browns.Running back Ronald Jones II was the team’s most consistent playmaker this season, tallying 1,550 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2017. The junior, who leaves as USC’s fifth all-time leading rusher, is projected to be drafted in the second or third round. However, his explosiveness and physicality could potentially convince a team to take him on the first day.The most recent draft declaration came from junior wide receiver Deontay Burnett on Monday. The six-foot, 170-pound wideout was Darnold’s favorite target for much of the season, catching 86 passes for 1,114 yards and nine scores. Despite lacking elite size, speed or strength, Burnett’s route-running and toughness made him integral to the Trojans’ offense, and should be enough to earn him a selection in the fourth or fifth round.USC will lose perhaps its best defensive player in senior outside linebacker and team captain Uchenna Nwosu. Besides his 75 tackles and 9.5 sacks this season, fans will remember Nwosu for his fourth down goal line tackle of Stanford running back Bryce Love III in the fourth quarter of the Pac-12 Championship Game, a key stop in the Trojans’ 31-28 victory. Nwosu is generally regarded as a mid-round prospect; he’s adept as an edge rusher and has the uncanny ability to knock down passes at the line, but he must work on his pass coverage to succeed at the next level.The team will lose its second leading tackler in redshirt senior safety Chris Hawkins. At 5’11” and 190 pounds, Hawkins, even more than Burnett, lacks the measurables of NFL players in his position. Although he was a fantastic college safety, there’s no guarantee he will be drafted.Confirmed ReturnersNwosu’s fellow captain and linebacker Cameron Smith announced Wednesday that he would be returning for his senior year. The junior led the team with 112 total tackles and took over defensive alignment and calls this year. Smith is a smart and instinctual player who makes quick reads and flies to the ball. His experience and leadership will be crucial to a team seeking continuity in the face of so many question marks on offense. Left tackle Toa Lobendahn also stated Wednesday that he will return for his last season in cardinal and gold. The redshirt junior enjoyed his first healthy season as a Trojan in 2017 after the previous two were cut short by knee injuries.Junior right tackle Chuma Edoga also confirmed his return in December.Outside linebacker Porter Gustin announced last week that he would be returning for his senior year. Gustin, who received some draft hype before the season, played only four games this season due to a torn bicep and broken toe.Potential DeparturesThe last high-level prospect who could declare for the draft is defensive end Rasheem Green. Green’s ten sacks were good for the second most in the Pac-12 as the junior used his burst to get to the quarterback. Green may decide to return for his senior season to increase his strength, which should remain a concern when translating to the NFL. However, his quickness and hand technique could qualify him for rounds 3 through 5.There are a few other prospects who could enter the draft, but would likely be late round picks and should heavily consider staying at USC for at least another year. Junior cornerback Iman Marshall entered the season on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award for best defensive back, but an inconsistent and injury-plagued season derailed his high expectations. Junior safety Marvell Tell III and redshirt sophomore linebacker John Houston Jr. were productive defenders, but could also use an extra year to hone their craft.
Esports clothing company, Ateyo, recently launched with a bang in Los Angeles hosting a number of well-known esports names with a Fortnite-themed party boasting their flagship product, an oversized zip-up hoodie. Ateyo Co-founders, Rachel Feinberg and Breanne Harrison-PollockWe had the chance to sit down with Ateyo’s Co-founders, Rachel Feinberg and Breanne Harrison-Pollock about their entrance into esports and what they hope to bring to the scene that other companies haven’t.Esports Insider: What are your collective backgrounds in both apparel and esports? Rachel Feinberg: We met in design school in New York about 5 years ago and I can’t remember a day I didn’t talk to Breanne.Breanne Harrison-Pollock: I worked with a large designer in Canada right after school and on nights and weekends we would spend time together FaceTiming designs and running a business basically long distance five hours a night. That business became big enough for me to leave my job and move back to New York and work on it full time which was really exciting. Simultaneously around that time we met someone who brought up the idea of esports. We started gaming and talking to anyone we knew that played video games and just spent a lot of time getting to know the space. Rachel: This was about 2.5 years ago and we knew very little about the space. We started taking an hour subway ride basically every Saturday to Queens and going to local gaming cafes, which is still very part of the ecosystem. We just started talking to gamers and learning.ESI: With this vast experience in fashion what made you two want to apply your knowledge of fashion to esports?Rachel: In the beginning it was being at the cafes that had 14 people in them all day.“Now two and a half years later I watch around six to eight hours of Twitch a day”As a designer to have a customer that loves something so much is like a dream come true. We started bringing samples to the gaming cafes and asking people to game with this and let us know what they thought on a really local, small level. What we found that was special was that the people that game online all the time then meet in person, and those are real friendships. That part of esports is what we fell in love with. Now two and a half years later I watch around six to eight hours of Twitch a day.It’s been a really fun space to be in and as a young hard working person the community has been extremely welcoming.Credit: AteyoESI: What do you want to bring to the community that other haven’t?Breanne: From our perspective we really believe that clothing can really make gaming more comfortable when you’re playing for ten hours at a time. “The way clothing was designed 200 years ago, our life has drastically changed and esports and gaming is a big part of that.”We have a lot of development with customers, friends, and people in the industry but I think there’s so much innovation that can be done around that. For example: most clothes aren’t designed to sit, they’re designed to stand in.The way clothing was designed 200 years ago, our life has drastically changed and esports and gaming is a big part of that. What we found is that the product that’s being offered doesn’t really reflect the quality of gameplay. That was exciting for us to go in and really create a product for an engaging, passionate audience. I think there’s great opportunities for collaborations as well. In the short term we don’t see ourselves as a merchandising provider, instead we feel very strongly about building a brand that sits apart from the teams or the leagues.ESI: Women are already underrepresented in esports, especially managing endemic companies. Do you feel as if you’re making waves as female founders in esports?Breanne: We feel really strongly about empowering women and that’s been a message of ours from our past companies.We’re really proud to be women in the space and we think it’s important to highlight that there is a gender diversity issue in esports and gaming. If we can make any kind of impact on that, we’re excited about that, it’s not the main focus of our business but we are conscious of it.Rachel: I think we definitely will be making apparel for women, that’s important to us. We feel strongly about creating a product that’s designed specifically for women.Credit: AteyoESI: Right now you only have one hoodie available, what sneak peak can you give us into what other clothing is planned for the future?Breanne: Because we are LA based we know the summer is coming and it’s heating up so we’re focusing on creating products that address that.Rachel: We have some collaborations that will be coming soon! We’ve had a lot of responses from people asking for different categories that we feel strongly about. We ask that everyone keep the responses coming so that we know what everyone is looking for. This means we can look at making those a reality!
As Jurgen Klopp attempts to turn around his misfiring Liverpool side, it’s understandable there are going to be all sorts of transfer rumours.The Reds have already landed centre-back Steven Caulker on loan as they look to strengthen their creaky defence.And now there is speculation over who could be drafted into Klopp’s forward line, with Liverpool being linked with Southampton striker Shane Long.The Irish star has scored five goals in the Premier League this campaign but is also well known for his hard work off the ball.But some supporters aren’t as keen as Klopp might be on the forward. Check out the social media reaction below… Shane Long 1