Gov’t Mule already has a busy year ahead of them, but they’ve just doubled down with a major announcement! The band has revealed a series of seven shows this May, dubbed the “Come What May” tour, taking them from New York, NY to Milwaukee, WI in the process.The new tour starts just a few weeks after the band rocks through a Jazz Fest late night performance, hitting the Central Park SummerStage on May 17th with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. From there, Mule will head to Upper Darby, PA, Washington DC, and continue West to stops in St. Louis, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.The announcement of the tour also comes with an exciting update about Gov’t Mule’s new studio album. Any ticket purchased online for these upcoming shows comes with a free digital download of the forthcoming studio album! The band has also forecasted the release of said album for the summer of 2017, but hasn’t given many other details about it. Our previous updates came from keyboardist Danny Louis, who shared images of himself and his bandmates in the studio months ago.You can find more info on these tour dates via Mule’s official website. Check out their full tour schedule below, with the new dates in bold.Gov’t Mule 2017 Tour DatesMarch 3: Lake Tahoe, NV @MontBleu ResortMarch 4: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl VegasMarch 5: Phoenix, AZ @ McDowell Mountain Music FestivalApril 20-22: Live Oak, FL @ Wanee FestivalApril 23: Greenville, SC @ Peace Center Concert Hall*April 24: Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center*April 26: Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall*April 27: Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre*April 28: New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre^May 17: New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage (W/ Chris Robinson Brotherhood) May 19: Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater May 20: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre May 22: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant May 23: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre May 25: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre May 26: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst TheatreMay 25-28: Cumberland, MD @ DelFestAugust 19: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ Yonder Mountain String Band & The Marcus King Band)August 24-27: Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival*With Eric Krasno Band^With Soulive
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India’s biggest medal hope Vinesh Phogat at the Wrestling World Championships defeated Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Mattsson to start on a high note. Vinesh Phogat began her campaign with a commanding 13-0 win in qualifying round in the 53 kg category on Tuesday. Vinesh, who was handed the “toughest possible” draw in form of Mattsson, dominated the match secure the victory.Vinesh did not allow her Swedish opponent any chance as she took an early 4-0 lead over with her attacks around the waist. The Asian Games gold medallist extennded her lead to 13-0 in the dying seconds pushing Mattsson out of the mat. Mattsson challenged referee’s decision but did not succeed as Vinesh had her foot inside the line. Vinesh had recently beaten Sofia on way to the Poland Open title-win last month. Vinesh will now lock horns with world number two (in 55kg) and reigning world champion Mayu Mukaida of Japan. If that hurdle is crossed, world number one and last edition’s silver medallist Sarah Ann Hildebrandt will await the Indian in the quarterfinals.
The gold winning feat at this year’s all Africa games in Brazzaville was the highest point for Ghana tennis.Despite tough preparatory conditions, the pair of George Darko and Wisdom Na – Adjrago annexed Gold medal in the Men’s Doubles finals as they defeated DR.Congo 6-4, 6-4 at the Massamba Debat court.It was a somewhat good year for male number one seed George Darko who amongst others won the 2015 Macdan Tennis Championship at the Accra stadium in April.The four finalists in the both male and female divisions were however denied visas by the Spanish embassy and missed out on the prize package to undergo training in Spain for the Davies Cup.The team comprising of George Darko, Wisdon Na-Adjrago, Japheth Anwasiba Bagerbaseh, Pascal Ziyab Alome and captain Joseph Acquah however had to settle for training in Morocco but failed to qualify to the Euro-African Zone II in the Davis Cup following 3-0 defeats to Algeria and Namibia in Egypt.Tennis had no problems this year with affiliations fees to its mother body and will hope to stay in the good books next years. The sport in its bid to promote competition held a couple of championships including the National ranking tournament and the recently held Senior tennis competition.VIDEO: Click here to watch Gary Al-Smith and Benedict Owusu’s presentation on the Joy News channel– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Longtime Clippers president Andy Roeser will take an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately, the NBA announced Tuesday.Roeser took over the franchise’s day-to-day operations after owner Donald Sterling was banned for life last week, though Roeser would have had to answer to a new CEO.“This will provide an opportunity for a new CEO to begin on a clean slate and for the team to stabilize under difficult circumstances,” Mike Bass, the NBA executive vice president of communications, said in a statement.Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million last week for making racist remarks caught on audio tape that were released by TMZ. Roeser’s name was attached to a press release that questioned the veracity of the audio capturing Sterling’s comments.Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday in Oklahoma City that Roeser being linked to the statement defending Sterling was upsetting.“Yeah, I think that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way,” Rivers said. “And Andy right away said that was the wrong statement, so he apologized for that and then we moved on.”When asked if Roeser’s leave of absence was necessary, Rivers said: “I don’t know, I don’t know. I don’t really have a comment on that yet, so we’re just going to keep moving forward.”Nevertheless, the news Tuesday did take Rivers by surprise. “Yeah, yeah, it does. And I didn’t know it. I knew they were going to bring a new CEO in eventually, but it does,” said Rivers, whose team has a 1-0 lead over the Thunder in their best-of-seven series after Monday night’s 122-105 victory.“I mean, I just didn’t know about it. And I’m glad that I didn’t know about it, honestly. I think the NBA is doing their job and we’re just trying to keep this thing together.”After play-by-play broadcaster Ralph Lawler, Roeser is the second-longest tenured member of the franchise. Roeser became executive vice president in 1984 after the Clippers moved from San Diego. He was promoted to team president in 1986.The Long Beach resident was also the team’s alternate governor, representing it in league matters.Despite being in charge of the team’s business operations, Roeser had worked mostly behind the scenes and often was involved in negotiating players’ contracts. He took on a significantly more visible role when he represented the Clippers at the 2009 NBA draft lottery. The Clippers won the first pick, which they used to select star forward Blake Griffin.Rivers, who is also the team’s senior vice president of basketball operations, conceded Tuesday he isn’t sure who his boss is at this point.“Don’t know yet. So I’ll have to find that out today. … I mean, honestly, the way we’ve worked, that’s how they have allowed me to work for the most part anyway, so that hasn’t been a big change,” Rivers said. “Andy, he basically let me do what I needed to do. I would have to call him every once in a while about stuff. So it’s nothing big. In the next couple of weeks it’s going to have to be decided anyway and I think the league probably understands that.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error