Ryan Adams Fulfills Lifelong Dream Of Hosting Weather Forecast [Watch]

first_imgAfter lobbying ABC’s Denver7 News to let him fulfill his dream of hosting an on-air weather forecast in the most creative way possible, Ryan Adams’ fantasy became a reality when he got to do just that on Wednesday evening. Don’t you just love a happy ending?Earlier this week, Adams, who is set to headline Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater on Thursday night, released a song in which he more or less begged the station to let him do the weather. Fortunately for the acclaimed country-rocker, the folks at Denver7 were more than willing to accommodate him.According to Consequence of Sound, Adams wrote the song as part of a deal with Denver7 anchor Shannon Ogden, who told him she’d help him score the weather gig if he wrote her a song. The folks at Denver7 even put together a goofy animated music video for the number, which was titled, “Denver7 (Piece of Heaven)”.As promised in his song, Adams arrived at the studio wearing a Batman t-shirt and flannel. After a few minutes of behind-the-desk banter with the Denver7 anchors, Adams got a crash course in proper green screen techniques from chief meteorologist Mike Nelson. What followed was a highly-entertaining, though technically subpar, weather report from the famously aloof singer-songwriter.Check it out for yourself:Ryan Adams does the weather[Video: Denver7 News]last_img read more

Frankie Dettori rides with Sporting Index

first_img FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Submit Share Sporting Index has confirmed that it has ‘onboarded’ legendary champion jockey Frankie Dettori as its new brand ambassador.The colourful Italian, who has won 19 British Classics and is currently recognised as the ‘LONGINES – World’s best jockey’, has joined the Sporting Index stable and will help promote the spread betting firm’s fixed-odds betting markets, which were launched in 2019.Expanding its profile within racing, Sporting Index will see Dettori carry the firm’s brand logo on his race day breeches and collar.In addition, Dettori will offer exclusive insights and opinion on racing’s major meetings across Sporting Index’s digital and social media platforms, starting with his personal account of this June’s Royal Ascot Festival (16-20 June).  Simon Trim, CEO at Sporting Index, said: “Frankie is the face of Flat racing, if not horse racing as a whole, so it’s hugely exciting to have him as a Sporting Index brand ambassador.“Even though he has cost us plenty of money over the years, no-one has done more to promote the sport of horse racing and we couldn’t be happier to have him on board.”Regarded as horseracing’s most recognisable figurehead, Dettori is no stranger to promoting bookmakers, having previously fronted Ladbrokes’ UK national TV campaign.  Dettori said: “I’m over the moon to be joining Sporting Index ahead of the new Flat season. There are some top-quality horses that I can’t wait to get on this year, and I look forward to telling readers all about them.“I saw over the winter that Barry Geraghty had plenty of success with Sporting Index on his breeches, so hopefully it’s the same for me too!” GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Clippers’ Lou Williams writes that resuming play ‘in this climate … it’s a distraction’

first_imgFrom Green’s perspective, there are benefits to taking the stage again: “When we do go to Orlando, the media outlets and playing on that stage, if you use it wisely the right way you can push forward and can continue the movement even in a better forum.”Former Clipper Austin Rivers wrote on Instagram that he appreciated Irving’s position, but he thinks providing a distraction could be a positive thing.He posted his comments beneath a post from The Score, which quoted Irving as saying, “I don’t support going into Orlando. I’m not with the systematic racism and the (bull).”“Us coming back would be putting money in all our pockets,” countered Rivers, who is now a member of the Houston Rockets. “With this money you could help out even more people and continue to give more importantly your time and energy towards the (Black Lives Matter) movement. Which I’m 100% on board with. Because change needs to happen.“But also … there are plenty of NBA players I know who need them paychecks. 99% of the NBA hasn’t made the money a guy like Kyrie has. Not to mention NBA basketball is predominantly African American … and a lot of our audience is too. Us (providing) entertainment and hope for kids is important. Also keeping SOME kids indoors and watching basketball games on tv instead of maybe going out and getting into trouble (due to the unfair and unequal environments a lot of African American kids are placed in) is important too.”Rivers continued, saying that walking away from the season could serve as a setback if the league’s collective bargaining agreement ends up voided, which, he wrote, “would really put NBA basketball behind. Possibly even canceling next year. I love Kyrie’s passion towards helping this movement. It’s admirable and inspiring. I’m with it … but in the right way and not at the cost of the whole NBA and players’ careers. We can do both.”The Clippers’ Patrick Patterson appears to agree, adding two words on an Instagram story: “Let’s play.” Also, before Friday’s call, the Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma and Jared Dudley tweeted they both wanted to play.When the season was suspended March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Lakers (49-14) and Clippers (44-20) were in first and second place, respectively, in the Western Conference, with both squads believing a championship was within reach. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lou Williams was among the NBA players who shared their thoughts as the conversation about whether or not to play ball continued online Friday. Earlier in the evening, nearly 100 NBA players reportedly joined a call to discuss whether to resume the stalled season, as planned, at the end of July in Orlando.On Instagram, the Clippers’ veteran guard suggested that the league’s proposal to resume the season, as approved last week by the NBA’s Board of Governors and the players’ association board of representatives, could detract from the moment and the movement toward racial justice. Since George Floyd was killed while in police custody May 25 in Minneapolis, many NBA players have been out front, protesting police abuse and social injustice.Never shy about dialoguing on social media, Williams responded to a question posed by a fan: “How and why would it be a problem continuing the season because of racial injustice? I’m (confused), if anything sports has always made racial tension better, and many ways (brought) people together.”Wrote Williams: “And we are fighting for radical change. Sports has been a healing factor, there we agree. In this climate … it’s a distraction. I mean look at your position. You’re dying to get back in the house and drink a beer and watch us hoop opposed to being outside fighting for your equality. That’s just one aspect to look at.” The Lakers’ Dwight Howard and Avery Bradley also reportedly spoke up on the call, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania. But Danny Green — the players’ union rep for the Lakers — was not on it, telling USA Today’s Mark Medina he couldn’t get on and that he thought a call was happening Saturday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersKyrie Irving reportedly led Friday’s discussion, according to multiple reports that characterized the six-time All-Star’s message as an impassioned plea for players to make a stand for social reform by sitting out the resumption of the season.last_img read more

Friday September 13th Local Sports

first_img— High school volleyball last [email protected] Clear LakeCharles City 25-21-15, Clear Lake 22-25-9Mason City 25-25, Charles City 20-22Mason City 25-23-15, Clear Lake 20-25-10Rockford at Newman — postponed after the first set due to slick floor conditions due to high humidity in the gymnasium, will be made up at a later dateBishop Garrigan 25-25-25, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 20-13-12Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 25-25-25, Hampton-Dumont 10-11-16Lake Mills 25-25-25, Eagle Grove 7-7-9North Iowa 25-25-25, West Hancock 8-19-13Osage 25-25-25, North Butler 6-11-13Saint Ansgar 25-25-25, Nashua-Plainfield 15-15-21 == SATURDAY– AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa at Iowa State — pre-game 1:00, kickoff 3:00 2019 THIRD Iowa High School Volleyball Rankings — Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic UnionFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, September 12Class 1ASchool Record LW1 Sidney 12-1 12 North Tama 12-0 23 Janesville 6-3 34 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 4-1 45 Fort Madison Holy Trinity Catholic 5-2 66 Wapsie Valley 3-0 77 Lisbon 9-2 148 Southwest Valley 3-1 109 Council Bluffs St. Albert 6-5 910 Lamoni 4-0 1311 East Mills 3-1 1112 Tripoli 4-4 513 Fremont Mills 2-2 1214 North Butler 9-1 NR15 Winfield-Mount Union 7-2 NRDropped Out: Montezuma (8), BCLUW (15) — Week 3 high school football scheduleUnion La Porte City at Charles CityBelmond-Klemme at Southeast ValleyClarion-Goldfield-Dows at Forest CitySouth Hardin at Hampton-DumontLake Mills at Bishop GarriganNorth Butler at Dike-New HartfordOsage at West HancockCentral Springs at West ForkStarmont at Saint Ansgar Class 2ASchool Record LW1 Western Christian of Hull 5-3 12 Osage 3-0 23 Dyersville Beckman Catholic 14-2 34 Van Buren 8-0 45 Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 7-0 56 Wilton 9-0 67 Underwood 6-1 78 Grundy Center 9-1 89 Hudson 12-2 910 Mediapolis 1-0 1011 Sumner-Fredericksburg 6-3 1112 Boyden-Hull 6-1 1213 Central Lyon 5-2 1314 Lake Mills 7-2 1415 Cascade 10-2 NRDropped Out: Ridge View (14) GARNER — Clear Lake travels to Garner-Hayfield-Ventura in a non-district matchup of Class 2A teams tonight. The 2nd-ranked Lions are 2-0 after a 35-6 win at Waverly-Shell Rock last week. After using the pass the majority of the time in their opening win over Osage, the Lions mixed things up against the Go-Hawks last week with a combination of the passing and running game . Coach Jared DeVries says the growth of the line has helped on offense.DeVries expects the rivalry with the Cardinals to continue to provide a tough game tonight.Garner-Hayfield-Ventura is 1-1 under coach Darrell Schumacher, who returns to be the head coach of the program after leading the Cardinals from 1984-1995. You can hear the Clear Lake/Garner-Hayfield-Ventura game on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com starting with the pre-game at 6:45 with kickoff scheduled for 7:30. THIS WEEKEND:== FRIDAY– AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Mason City vs. Marshalltown — pre-game 6:40, kickoff 7:00– 93.9-FM KIA, 939kia.com — Newman at Nashua-Plainfield — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:00– AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — “This Week in College Football” Big Ten preview 6:00; “Radio Iowa Scouting Report” 6:30; Clear Lake at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:30; “Iowa High School Scoreboard Show” 10:00-11:30 Class 4ASchool Record LW1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 8-1 22 Dubuque Wahlert 7-1 13 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 5-0 34 West Delaware 11-1 45 Lewis Central 7-2 66 Waverly-Shell Rock 16-0 77 North Scott 10-1 88 Marion 6-2 NR9 Knoxville 9-0 1310 Clear Creek-Amana 5-3 1011 Dallas Center-Grimes 9-2 512 Winterset 3-0 1213 Gilbert 13-4 1114 Norwalk 9-5 915 Western Dubuque 4-5 NRDropped Out: Pella (14), Charles City (15)center_img == 8-Man District 2North Iowa at TripoliNorthwood-Kensett at DunkertonRockford at Don BoscoJanesville at Riceville Class 5ASchool Record LW1 Cedar Falls 9-0 12 Ankeny 12-1 23 West Des Moines Valley 10-3 34 Waukee 12-4 45 West Des Moines Dowling Catholic 9-6 56 Pleasant Valley 6-0 77 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 6-0 88 Iowa City Liberty 6-0 99 Indianola 8-3 1310 Bettendorf 7-3 1111 Ankeny Centennial 5-6 612 Southeast Polk 6-4 1213 Dubuque Hempstead 5-2 NR14 Waterloo West 2-1 NR15 Sioux City East 8-3 15Dropped Out: Iowa City High (10), Johnston (14) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A win by the Washington Nationals over the Minnesota Twins made the American League Central Division race a lot more interesting.Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto each homered and drove in three runs as the Nationals beat Minnesota 12-6 Thursday night, cutting the Twins divisional lead to 3 ½ games ahead of a critical series in Cleveland.Adam Eaton and Yan Gomes also homered and Asdrúbal Cabrera added two run-scoring hits for the Nationals, who maintained their 3 ½-game lead for the top NL wild-card spot over the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers.Minnesota’s divisional lead fell for the second straight game as the Twins head to Cleveland for three-game series beginning Friday, the final games between the teams this season. Cleveland was idle Thursday. The Twins lost three games off their lead in the last five days.And the Twins lost yet another player to injury, utility infielder Ehire Adrianza, who strained his right oblique swinging at a pitch in the second with two on. Adrianza was hurting so badly that manager Rocco Baldelli told him to bunt the runners along, which he did. Class 3ASchool Record LW1 Tipton 10-1 22 Mount Vernon 7-2 13 West Liberty 6-0 34 Union LaPorte City 7-0 45 Davenport Assumption 7-0 66 Dike-New Hartford 6-4 57 Carroll Kuemper Catholic 8-1 88 New Hampton 11-0 99 Spirit Lake 13-2 710 Red Oak 6-2 1111 MOC-Floyd Valley 7-1 1212 Sioux Center 9-1 1113 Humboldt 7-2 1314 Des Moines Christian 4-0 NR15 Albia 8-1 15Dropped Out: Sioux City Bishop Heelan (14) MASON CITY — Mason City High hosts Marshalltown in non-district Class 4A football tonight. The Mohawks are 0-2 after a 54-13 loss to Waterloo West last week. Mason City coach Brandon Krusey says he saw progress from his club between their opening week loss to Fort Dodge and last week’s game.Krusey hopes some of that momentum carries over to tonight.The Bobcats come in at 2-0 after wins over Des Moines North and Ottumwa. You can hear the Mason City-Marshalltown game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game at about 6:40 with the kickoff scheduled for 7 o’clock. NASHUA — A pair of 0-2 teams match up in Nashua tonight as Newman travels to Nashua-Plainfield. Freshman Max Burt threw for just over 200 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s 20-13 loss to Bishop Garrigan of Algona. The Huskies fell 6-2 to North Butler in their opener before a 32-6 loss last week at Belmond-Klemme. You can hear the Newman/Nashua-Plainfield game on 93.9 KIA The Country Moose and 939kia.com starting with the pre-game at about 6:45 with the kickoff at 7 o’clock.last_img read more

Rafinha apologises for offensive Halloween costume

first_img no dice 2 MONEY Halloween is a scary celebration with exaggerated costumes, it was not my intention to anger anyone through my disguise or hurt someones feelings. pic.twitter.com/ZZumqzpLBD— Rafinha Official (@R13_official) November 1, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Rafinha (bottom right) poses alongside his Bayern team-mates with his inappropriate costume huge blow 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions He was also holding two cardboard boxes wrapped up with tape, which has, written in bold, the German word ‘vorsicht’, which translates to ‘attention’ – an outfit which is completely at odds with the rest of the Bayern players.Unsurprisingly, Rafinha’s decision has sparked outrage online.One user posted: “I’ve never liked FC Bayern but Saudis who support this team should now stop supporting them. This is ridiculous and puerile!”Another comment read: “Portraying Arabs as terrorists and you’re OK with it? This is really in bad taste. Are you tone deaf or what? What a disappointment.” Bayern Munich full-back Rafinha has apologised for his ‘Arab Bomber’ Halloween costume.The Brazilian, 33, was seen holding a package reading ‘attention’ in an image posted on Bayern Munich’s official Twitter account to its 4.51 million followers. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED Rafinha uploaded this picture with his apology which has subsequently been deleted Rafinha apologised for his actions but bizarrely posted it on Instagram alongside another picture of himself wearing the outfit.He later posted an image of himself on Twitter in action for Bayern, saying: “Halloween is a scary celebration with exaggerated costumes, it was not my intention to anger anyone through my disguise or hurt someone’s feelings.”In the photograph, he wears a traditional khandora and a keffiyeh on his head, along with aviator sunglasses and a fake moustache. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more