Following a successful Tumble Down, with a surprise appearance from United States Senator and 2016 presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, Vermont jammers Twiddle has announced a new pair of New Year’s Eve shows set to take place on Sunday, December, 30th, and Monday, December, 31st, starting at the Paradise Rock Club, and moving to the House of Blues Boston.As the announcement notes, a very limited number of VIP two-day tickets including sound check viewing and meet and greet for the Paradise Rock Club show on 12/30, early-entry for NYE, VIP-exclusive viewing area on NYE, VIP laminate, commemorative pin, and a signed poster, are available for the two-night run now on the ticketing website. Tickets for the shows go on sale to the public on Friday, August 10th, at 10 a.m. (ET). The band makes a special note that only people that have bought a ticket to the NYE show will be emailed a password to purchase tickets to the Paradise Rock Club show on Friday, August, 10th.The newly announced NYE comes on the heels of a heavy fall tour on the road for Twiddle. The four-piece recently announced a Halloween run at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., that falls between Twiddle’s two previously announced late-2018 tours. This includes the band’s own headlining fall tour, which spans from the end of August through the beginning of October, and Twiddle’s stretch of dates supporting SOJA, which will take them down the West Coast and into the South throughout the month of November.For a full list of Twiddle’s upcoming tour dates, or for more information, head to the band’s website.
Phil HaighThursday 9 May 2019 2:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Valencia vs Arsenal TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team news for Europa League semi-final Advertisement Comment Arsenal are in the driving seat against Valencia (Picture: Getty Images)Valencia have a mountain to climb in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final with Arsenal after losing 3-1 at the Emirates in the first clash.The Spaniards took the lead in north London but two goals from Alexandre Lacazette and another from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the Gunners a significant leaf to take to the Mestalla.Other than that victory, Arsenal have been in woeful form, picking up just one point from their last four Premier League games, however, Valencia haven’t been up to much either.Marcelino’s side picked up an impressive win over Huesca on Sunday, but lost three on the spin before that.ADVERTISEMENT Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the third goal in the first leg (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)When is Valencia vs Arsenal?AdvertisementAdvertisementThe match is on Thursday 9 May with kick-off at 8pm at the Mestalla.What TV channel is Valencia vs Arsenal on and is there a live stream?BT Sport 2 will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 7.15pm.Subscribers will be able to stream the action on BT Sport Player or watch on the BT Sport app.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityTeam newsArsenal are missing their long-term absentees Aaron Ramsey, Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck, Rob Holding and Denis Suarez.The home side are without Geoffrey Kondogbia and Denis Cheryshev through injury.What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)To win match9/10 Valencia14/5 Draw16/5 ArsenalTo qualify5/2 Valencia2/7 ArsenalMORE: Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen leaves Ajax stadium on crutches after incredible Champions League comebackMORE: David Ginola praises Mauricio Pochettino for Fernando Llorente substitution in Tottenham’s win over Ajax Advertisement
Great Britain have finished second in the medal table at the 2016 Olympics – above sporting powerhouse China.One of the event’s dominant nations, China have won more than 200 golds since returning to the Games in 1984.Britain ended the Rio Games with 27 golds from 15 sports, one ahead of China.Super-heavyweight boxer Joe Joyce won GB’s final medal, a silver, as they finished with a total of 67 from 19 sports, beating the 65 at London 2012. Since the modern Olympic era began in 1896, no country has increased its medal tally at the summer Games immediately following one it hosted.GB have also smashed their pre-Games target of at least 48 medals, which was set by UK Sport.China, with a population of 1.357bn to Britain’s 64.1m, have amassed more medals (70) than Team GB in Brazil, achieving notable success in table tennis, diving and weightlifting.However, GB are ahead on golds, which is what the rankings are based on.Asked if the achievements in Rio were better than London 2012, Liz Nicholl, chief executive of UK Sport, told BBC Sport: “Absolutely.“It is more of a thrill because although we knew we had medal potential, we were not as sure about the environment in which we were competing.“Those of us involved know that there is still a huge amount that can be improved. As we look beyond Rio and on to Tokyo, it is looking really exciting.”UK Sport performance director Simon Timpson insisted the success was “not happening by chance”, adding: “This is success by design.”Britain effectively clinched second spot when kayaker Liam Heath, boxer Nicola Adams and runner Mo Farah won their events on Saturday.Diver Tom Daley was another medal prospect but failed to make the final in the 10m platform diving, which was won by China’s Chen Aisen.Gracenote Sports creates a Virtual Medal Table for the Olympic Games based on data from events with world fields from London 2012 up to Rio 2016.Gracenote’s head of analysis, Simon Gleave, told BBC Sport: “The 70 total medals for China and 26 golds came very close to our Virtual Medal Table’s pre-Olympic prediction of 71 and 29.“However, it is that slight underperformance in gold medals which allowed Great Britain to take second place in the medal table.“Initially, it looked as though it would be close for second place, with China just taking it, but the surprise gold medals from Nick Skelton and the women’s hockey team made Great Britain the most likely country to finish second.“Beating the London total of 65 medals was a realistic possibility once Britain won nine medals on 16 August – the best day’s medal haul since Beijing 2008.”Gleave said Britain had outperformed in track cycling, artistic gymnastics, diving and flat-water canoeing.“All provided more gold medals than the data suggested,” he added.They had been absent since 1952 – when only one athlete represented the nation – following a dispute with the International Olympic Committee over the status of Taiwan. Prior to that, the nation had not won any medals.Since 1984, China have topped the table just once – at their own Games in Beijing in 2008, when they finished with 15 more gold medals than the US.But in eight summer Games, they have only been out of the top four once. That was in 1988, when they were 11th with five gold medals.At London 2012, China won 38 golds and 88 medals in total to finish second to the US. GB were third with 29 golds.Since 1984, GB have never finished higher than third and were 36th in 1996, when rowers Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent won GB’s only gold.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The No. 1 USC men’s tennis squad (4-0, 0-0) won in every sense of the word this weekend.Top · Senior Jason McNaughton played No. 1 doubles this weekend. – Sunil Murali | Daily Trojan On Sunday, the Trojans faced off against No. 73 Yale University (1-1, 0-0) and swept the Bulldogs 7-0.In doubles, freshman J.T. Sundling made his season debut after recovering from mononucleosis. He teamed up with senior Robert Farah and defeated their Yale counterparts — freshmen John Huang and Marc Powers — 8-1.Sundling and Farah had only played together once — in practice — before the match, but USC coach Peter Smith was not wary of placing the experienced senior with the newcomer.“When you’re good, you’re good, and Rob’s a good doubles player,” Smith said in explaining the pairing.Sundling was a highly sought-after recruit himself, qualifying for a berth in last year’s U.S. Open doubles draw alongside Trojan sophomore Daniel Nguyen.Sundling said he was pleased with his performance Sunday.“It felt really good to be playing again,” Sundling said. “I played pretty well, I was pretty happy with the way that I served.”In other action, juniors Peter Lucassen and Jaak Poldma sealed the doubles point by winning the last four games of the pro set to defeat Yale’s Calvin Bennett-led pairing 8-5.With Sundling active, sophomore Daniel Nguyen and senior Jason McNaughton moved up to the No. 1 spot but were unable to complete the sweep, losing to sophomores Erik Blumenkranz and Joel Samaha 8-5.In singles, USC gained an early advantage when Bennett was forced to retire from his match with Poldma leading 4-1 in the first set because of an ankle injury.The rest of the Trojans did not drop a set with Kecki, Nguyen, Lucassen and Farah all out-matching their opponents.Johnson finished off the day with a hard-fought victory over Powers 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 in an intense match.On Saturday, USC cruised to a 4-1 victory in the first round of the tournament against No. 49 Vanderbilt (4-2, 0-0) on Saturday.Doubles action started off with McNaughton and Nguyen easily defeating the Vanderbilt pairing of sophomore Charlie Jones and freshman Ryan Lipman 8-2.Following their example, USC’s No. 13 combo of senior Robert Farah and sophomore Steve Johnson triumphed 8-5 over juniors Adam Baker and Alex Zotov to secure the doubles point.In singles play, the top three positions exerted their will with straight-set victories. No. 1 Steve Johnson defeated No. 29 Lipman 6-3, 6-2, and Poldma and Farah secured solid wins.Zotov defeated No. 47 USC sophomore Matt Kecki 6-4, 6-2 for the only blemish on the final tally.The victories sealed the ITA Kick-Off Championship for USC and a berth to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships starting Feb. 12 in Charlottesville, Va.But before heading East, USC has some business to care of at home.Today, the Trojans host a match against UC Irvine (3-1, 0-0) at 1:30 p.m. The Anteaters’ only loss was against No. 26 University of Washington.Smith wants to approach the UCI match as an opportunity to give his younger players meaningful experience.“We want Peter, Kecki and J.T. to get comfortable competing and winning,” Smith said.During this stretch of non-conference home matches, USC has successfully defended its court against teams giving their best shots in hopes of knocking off the top-ranked Trojans.UCI will be no different, and, even though USC will be big favorites, Smith explains that they plan on being fully prepared for the Anteater attack.“Opponents play very well against us, we know that, and we’re ready for that,” Smith said.
The highly anticipated make-or-mar encounter between both teams, was concluded on Monday morning at the University of Benin Sports Complex, after a tension-soaked Sunday afternoon encounter that was postponed due to bad weather.With the 2-1 win, the Edo Arsenal as Bendel Insurance is fondly called, has secured the three points it needed to top the Table and now awaits NFF’s decision on the NNL Super 8 play off.If the NFF sticks to the same rule that allowed Lobi Stars to be declared winner of the abridged 2018 NPFL season, Bendel Insurance and their fans may well be preparing to return to the topflight again after over a decade in the wilderness of Nigerian football.Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki whose sports policy made it possible for Insurance to achieve this feat received the team at the Government House in Benin yesterday.A visibly elated Governor Obaseki congratulated the management and players of Bendel Insurance Football Club for defeating 3SC to be on course to returning to the Nigeria Professional Football League.Obaseki said the victory was another fulfillment of his administration’s promise to Edo people and residents.“My joy knows no bound because of what you have done today. I congratulate you and congratulate myself. I say this because it is another promise kept. We promised Edo people that we would bring Bendel Insurance to its lofty status which we all will be proud off and make sure they go on to play in the Premier league,” the governor said.He described the Deputy Governor of the State, Hon. Philip Shaibu who led the team to his office as the father of the New Bendel Insurance FC and commended him for the giant strides he made in rebranding the club.“We have built a team and have a machinery that will win the premier league, I am giving the club the sum of N25 million to show how grateful we are as a government,” Obaseki said.The deputy governor of the state, said in 2017, the state governor gave him a marching order to rebrand Bendel Insurance FC and other sporting activities in the state.“We did a lot of rebranding in the club and we appreciate the governor for ensuring prompt release of the budget of the club and the payment of salaries.He said the technical team was working to sign in bigger players to join the players in the club in preparation for the national premier league.Former National Deputy Secretary, Sports Writers Association (SWAN), Mr. Ben Ogbemudia, described the 2-1 win as deserved.He said: “Bendel Insurance FC win over 3SC is making Edo people proud again that the huge investment of the Obaseki-led administration is delivering results.“Obaseki took Bendel Insurance from an all-time low period in which salaries and allowances were not paid and when paid, they were irregular.“The players used to wear tattered jerseys, no provision was made for a serviceable vehicle to transport players to and from match venues. The team used to travel on match days. They did not have a camp that was conducive for training,” recalled Ogbemudia who is a former Media Officer of the team.The sportswriter said the tragic story changed when Governor Obaseki began the revamp of the team.“What we have now is a truly rebranded Bendel Insurance FC and with this historic win and promotion to the elite NPFL, the players have demonstrated their appreciation to the Edo State Government for investing faith in them.Bendel Insurance Football Club, originally known as the Vipers of Benin with a traditional base at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, was one of Nigeria’s top teams in the 1970 through 1980s.The ownership crisis coupled with other problems plunged the team into relegation at the end of the 2007–08 season after finishing last on the table. It was the first time the team was being relegated from the top level in its history.Despite the state government’s intervention in 2008, that reversed its ownership to the state government, Bendel Insurance FC continued to grapple with series of challenges that kept the club in troubled waters until the Obaseki administration overhauled its management.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Says club’s triumph over 3SC and hope of promotion to NPFL is promise keptAdibe Emenyonu in Benin CityBendel Insurance Football Club yesterday in Benin City, made a bold move to return to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with a 2-1 defeat of 3SC Football Club of Ibadan.