Colorado’s own Leftover Salmon has announced details with their annual SolShine Music Festival, which is set to take place in Winter Park, CO from August 11th-14th. The festival will feature four sets from Leftover Salmon – two sets each on August 12th and 13th – while the rest of the lineup rounds itself out nicely with sets from Trout Steak Revival, The Record Company, Gipsy Moon, DeadPhish Orchestra and Sweet Lillies.Erik Deutsch, Greg Garrison and Alwyn Robinson will play a special late-night set one night, while DeadPhish Orchestra will kick things off on August 11th. The event will be held in Hideaway Park, and is a free, while ticketed shows will be held at Ullrs and Winter Park Pub. For more information and details, check out the Winter Park website.
As the 2007 football season winds down, the lone Saturday remaining onthe Big Ten’s regular season schedule is arguably its most exciting.This is rivalry week, and for many schools — even those floundering atthe bottom of the conference ranks — this final weekend serves as anopportunity to recapture some much needed pride.In the case of Ohio State and Michigan — to fight for a championshiptrophy.”We’re excited about taking part in the greatest rivalry in collegefootball,” Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel said during the conference’sweekly teleconference. “We’re anxious to get back on the field and anxious tobe a part of this great game and the pageantry and excitement that surroundsit.”Saturday’s matchup between Tressel’s 10-1 Buckeyes and the 8-3Wolverines is the 104th meeting of the teams. This year, like in many yearspast, the winner will be crowned Big Tenchampion. Both squads are 6-1 in conference play, and both are coming off upsetlosses at the hands of Illinois and Wisconsin, respectively.One of the key factors in Saturday’s historic matchup will be thepresence — or possible lack thereof — of Michigan’s starting quarterback ChadHenne and running back Mike Hart. Both players have had injury-plagued 2007seasons.According to head coach Lloyd Carr, both will be game-time decisions.”If you look at the history of this season as far as those two kids andtheir injuries, it’s really been a decision made very, very late in the weekeach week, so I don’t see that changing,” Carr said.But Jim Tressel isn’t buying Carr’s indecisiveness.”We know they’re going to play, simply because they’re great kids,”Tressel said. “Those are as tough of guys as there are in college football …and unless some [doctor] tells them they’re not allowed, they’ll be out there.”Battle for the AxeWhile Ohio State and Michigan duke it out, the Badgers trek to Minnesotato battle the struggling Golden Gophers at the Minneapolis Metrodome, hoping tokeep Paul Bunyan’s axe on this side of the state line. Saturday will mark the117th time the Badgers have gone head-to-head with the Gophers, and coach BretBielema says he’s been emphasizing the importance of the game and its historyto his players this week, dubbing the matchup a “border war.””It means a lot for the fans and the alumni,” Bielema said. “We give ourguys an opportunity to touch the axe coming and going from the field … and it’ssomething at the end of the game to be able to carry it around and show it offto the crowd — it’s something special and we definitely emphasize that to ourplayers.”Minnesota head coach Jim Brewster agreed.”It’s a rivalry game. It’s very important toall Minnesotans and also people from the state of Wisconsin, so it [should] bean exciting day on Saturday,” Brewster said.Insearch of bowl berthsElsewhere in the Big Ten, a number of teams will be scratching andclawing just to reach a bowl game. The 2007 season marks the first time inconference history the Big Ten has had 10 teams eligible for bowl bids.Only the beleaguered Golden Gophers, with one win on the year and a 0-7conference record, are ineligible for a bowl.Postseason implications will be huge when Michigan State hosts PennState. The game will likely prove more crucial for Michigan State, which is 6-5overall but a paltry 2-5 in conference and needs a win to have a realistic shotat its first bowl appearance since 2003.The Nittany Lions (8-3 overall, 4-3 Big Ten) are looking for a possibleupgrade to one of the Big Ten’s coveted New Year’s Day bowl slots, pending avictory.Purdue, Northwestern, Indiana and Iowa round out the remaining 10 teamswith at least six wins this season and bowl bids on the line.Indiana coach Bill Lynch echoed the overall sentiment of the rest of hisBig Ten colleagues, maintaining his team will put its heart and soul into itsfinal game, regardless of the current standings or the outcome.“Any rivalry game is important,” Lynch said. “Not only to the current players and coaches … but it means a great deal to all the former players and coaches and all of your alums. We’re certainly looking forward to the challenge.”
“This is an exciting challenge that I have ahead of me,” Khan said in a press release. “It will be the first time a British Pakistani will fight an Indian boxer, which eventually will bring the two nations together.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe former unified junior welterweight champion has gone through his fair share of wars against the likes of Crawford, Danny Garcia and a vicious knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez in May 2016 that caused a nearly two-year hiatus. Going through those intense battles have made Khan think about stepping away if he can’t get by Goyat next month. “Let’s see how I feel in this fight. If I don’t feel like myself, I’ll probably just call it a day,” Khan said to BBC Sport at his media workout. “The former unified light-welterweight champion added “I have achieved what I wanted to achieve in the sport, so it’s now just enjoying the sport. I want to see how I feel in the fight and take it from there – If things didn’t go the right way or I don’t feel good, I know myself I would hang up the gloves right away.”Goyat (11-3-2, 2 KOs) turned professional in 2011 and is well known in India but pretty anonymous worldwide. The 27-year-old has the hopes of the Indian nation behind him when he steps in the ring with the 2004 Olympic silver medallist.“This opportunity is as big as it gets for me.” Goyat also said in a press release. “Everything that I have achieved to date wouldn’t matter when I enter the ring on July 12, taking on a seasoned, established superstar in Amir Khan. I will be carrying the hopes of 1.2 billion (people) on my shoulders who will expect me to bring the title by causing an upset.” After suffering a sixth-round TKO defeat in April to pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford, Amir Khan will be back in the ring, but this time it is to try and bring two nations together. Khan, from England and of Pakistan decent will face Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat (11-3-2, 2 KOs) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on July 12 in an India vs. Pakistan event called ‘Nations Connect’.Khan (33-5, 20 KOs) is the heavy favorite going into this bout and is reported to earn in the region of $7 million but has put all the emphasis on the leading cause for this event which will be held at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
“I say yesterday my apologies, I kicked the bottle in frustration but not for the supporter, I kicked for me and it went near to the supporter and I said to them my apologies. There is not another communication.“I repeat today my apologies for my individual action but I kick the bottle because it is near me, but not because it is my intention.”Emery, while hoping the matter was done and dusted, added he would respect any decision taken by the FA.“I hope so, yes,” he replied when asked whether his apology should close the book on the incident.“But I have to respect the decision because it is a circumstance of my action but not another intention from me with the supporter. I say to them my apology,” the 47-year-old added.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after kicking a water bottle into the crowd during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Brighton on Boxing Day.A Football Association spokesman said Thursday: “Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been charged following the game against Brighton yesterday (26 December 2018).“It is alleged his action of kicking a water bottle during the fixture amounts to improper conduct. He has until 6pm (1800 GMT) on 2 January 2019 to respond to the charge,” the FA spokesman added.Spanish boss Emery went to speak to the home supporter nearest where the bottle landed immediately after the incident and again at full-time at the Amex Stadium.Emery, speaking earlier Thursday before the FA’s announcement and ahead of Arsenal’s trip to league leaders Liverpool this weekend, said he hoped his apology would draw a line under the incident.
FIGHTER OF THE DECADE— Champion Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, poses for a photo during a news conference Jan. 20, in New York, to promote an upcoming fight against Joshua Clottey. Pacquiao says he will accept his awards haul in person at the 85th boxing writers awards dinner on June 11 in New York City.The reigning pound-for-pound king was chosen fighter of the decade over Bernard Hopkins, Joe Calzaghe, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez and Marco Antonio Barrera.Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, was honored with a record-setting fourth Eddie Futch Award for trainer of the year. Futch once trained Roach, who eventually became his assistant and has gone on to train the likes of Israel Vazquez and James Toney.“Manny and I are a great team and to win this award you need a great fighter,” Roach told ESPN.com Sunday. “Hopefully, [junior welterweight titlist] Amir Khan will be my next guy. It’s my favorite award because its named after my trainer [the late Eddie Futch].”Juan Manuel Marquez’s ninth-round knockout of Juan Diaz was picked as fight of the year, an award that was renamed this year for Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.The John F.X. Condon award for long and meritorious service was given to Jerry Izenberg, who covered boxing and other sports for decades at The Star Ledger in Newark, N.J.Former three-division champion Alexis Arguello was honored posthumously with the Marvin Kohn Award, given to an individual who exemplifies goodwill. The Hall of Famer who eventually became mayor of Managua, Nicaragua, died in July at age 57.ESPN broadcaster Joe Tessitore won the Sam Taub Award for broadcasting excellence, and Showtime broadcaster Nick Charles and former heavyweight contender George Chuvalo shared the Bill Crawford Award for perseverance in overcoming adversity. NEW YORK (AP)—Manny Pacquiao was honored as the fighter of the decade by the Boxing Writer’s Association of America Feb. 1, along with matching Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield by winning his third fighter of the year award. Pacquiao (50-3-2, 38 KOs) capped off a remarkable decade by stopping welterweight Miguel Cotto in the final round in November to win a title in a record-setting seventh weight division. Pacquiao will return to the ring in March when he defends his WBO belt against Joshua Clottey at the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.