Korn hit Bogotá, Colombia, last night, kicking off their South American tour with Tye Trujillo, the twelve-year-old son of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo. The little bass prodigy was tagged in to replace Korn’s long-standing bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu for the South American leg of the tour due to “unforeseen circumstances,” though Arvizu will rejoin the group for the North American leg of the Serenity of Suffering tour. Fans in Colombia did not seem to mind the debut of Arvizu’s replacement, however; Trujillo proved himself as a skilled musician despite his young age. You can watch videos of the younger Trujillo shredding with Korn below, all courtesy of Juan Sebastián Rodríguez Isáziga.
… Hamilton’s 21-ball stunner takes down Red ForcePORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Jahmar Hamilton stunned favoured hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force with a 21-ball half-century as Leeward Islands Hurricanes pulled off an exciting four-wicket win in the second Super50 Cup semi-final, to set up an intriguing clash with WI Emerging Players in today’s final.Chasing a challenging 269 at Queen’s Park Oval on Friday night, Hurricanes reached their target with three balls to spare, with captain Hamilton unleashing a scintillating unbeaten 78 off 34 deliveries.With six runs needed from the final over, the 29-year-old smashed part-time off-spinner Jason Mohammad for four off the second ball to erase any doubt about the result, before formalising the win with a single off the very next delivery.All told, the right-handed Hamilton belted three fours and eight sixes in an innings that left Red Force shell-shocked, after the hosts believed they held the advantage with Hurricanes stumbling on 165 for five in the 39th over.Stroke-maker Keacy Carty supported with a polished 53 off 70 deliveries while West Indies opener Kieran Powell struck a breezy 47 from 49 deliveries and Devon Thomas, a patient 28 from 50 balls.Red Force had earlier made all the running when they gathered 268 for eight off their 50 overs, with opener Tion Webster smashing 91 off 120 balls and Mohammed carving out 59 from 55 deliveries.West Indies batting star Darren Bravo got 34 and fellow left-hander Jeremy Solozano, 30, but Red Force lost their way late on after being well poised on 209 for three in the 44th over – losing their last five wickets for 59 runs off the last 42 balls of the innings.Fast bowler Sheeno Berridge, the tournament’s leading wicket-taker with 21 scalps, finished with four for 58.Sent in, Red Force batted well in partnerships, Webster posting 99 for the first wicket with Solozano before adding a further 34 for the second with Keagan Simmons (14).When Webster holed out to deep mid-wicket off Berridge in the 33rd over within 17 runs of Simmons after counting seven fours and four sixes, Bravo and Mohammed combined in a 59-run fourth-wicket partnership to push Red Force past the 200-run mark.Bravo struck two fours and a six off 33 balls while Mohammed notched six fours and a six, both appearing likely to go deep.But Berridge returned to account for Bravo in the 44th over, mistiming a drive to Thomas at long off and his dismissal stalled Red Force’s run-scoring at the back end of the innings.The in-form Powell then anchored two stands at the top of the order to get Hurricanes away handsomely, putting on 33 for the first wicket with Montcin Hodge (15) and a further 42 for the second wicket with Amir Jangoo.Powell became the first batsman to pass 500 runs in the tournament and was closing in on his fifth score in excess of fifty when he edged a cut at left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein and was caught at the wicket in the 19th over.Thomas posted 41 for the fourth wicket with Carty but never really got going and by the time he was bowled by leg-spinning captain Imran Khan (2-71) in the 31st over, Hurricanes were facing a required run rate of over seven runs an over.Carty, who punched four fours and a six, then took charge for Hurricanes by adding 31 with Akeem Saunders for the fifth wicket and 54 for the sixth wicket with Hamilton, before falling to a catch in the deep off-spinner Jon Russ Jagessar (2-49) in the 44th over with his side still needing 50 runs from 39 balls.Hamilton had already launched a ferocious assault on Red Force’s bowlers to turn the game in the visitors’ favour. He smashed 25 runs from the 41st over bowled by Imran Khan and after being dropped on 42 by Bravo in the deep, reached his fifty in quick time at the start of the 46th over with a massive six off Jagessar.He finally dominated a 45-run, seventh-wicket stand with Terrance Warde (12) who limped off hurt at the start of the final over with the match all but won.
GREGORY DIXON; BEN CLASSON; BRYAN FAUST; BEN CLASSON/Herald photosCHICAGO — For the first time in years, the Wisconsin Badger football team won’t be a dark horse coming into the season. Unlike past years when the Wisconsin football team was overlooked by media and college football fans alike, this year’s team, coming off a 12-1 season, is facing some awfully steep expectations. “We did too good our first year, so you set yourself up for high expectations,” UW football head coach Bret Bielema said.Ranked No. 7 in the USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll and predicted to finish second behind Michigan by the majority of Big Ten media members who attended the conference’s football media day held July 30 through Aug. 1, the Badgers now find themselves playing with a target on their backs.”I think obviously with the preseason publications, expectations, the experts that picked us to do certain things nationally, you’re going to have that little bit of a bull’s-eye mark,” Bielema said at the Big Ten Football Media Day July 31. “At Wisconsin we’ve got to play with a little chip on our shoulder, just because people don’t know the level of success we’ve had.” The success Bielema speaks of is revealed in the number of wins the program has recorded over the past three seasons. No team in the Big Ten has more wins than the Badgers’ 31 over that stretch. In fact, just a handful of schools have more nationwide.The biggest difference between this year’s team and last year’s team, ranked No. 42 by one magazine, is experience, Bielema said.Of the top four finishers in the Big Ten last season — Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State — the Badgers return the most starters (18).”The numbers would tell you that we have a chance to be a good football team,” Bielema said. While he said he agrees that on paper his team looks loaded, Bielema is quick to add that “good reading material” doesn’t necessarily translate into how well they’ll play.”To return that many players would indicate that, but the real key to success is how you handle every week, … how you handle yourself throughout the season is what matters,” Bielema said. “I think [about] our players a year ago, and I have six examples in our senior leaders that portrayed what you wanted in a football player.”The biggest loss from last season to this is left tackle Joe Thomas and the two starting safeties, Roderick Rogers and Joe Stellmacher. Replacing Thomas will be next to impossible, but one of the trio of Jake Bscherer, Gabe Carimi or Danny Kaye should be able to clear some running room for National Freshman of the Year P.J. Hill, who is ready to go after an offseason shoulder surgery. At safety, Aubrey Pleasant and Shane Carter missed much of last season with torn labrums. With health on their side, they showed a fair amount of consistency in spring ball that should translate into a strong secondary once again. Last season, Wisconsin’s defense led the Big Ten in passing yards-allowed and was ranked fifth nationally.Determining who the starting quarterback will be is not a pressing concern, Bielema said. Both should fit in just fine with what offensive coordinator Paul Chryst wants to do. In reality, the only potential problem is at running back. Lance Smith’s suspension and John Clay’s up-in-the-air eligibility status could damper what was going to be one of the deepest positions on the team by putting more pressure, carries and hits on Hill, who has made a conscious effort to minimize those areas of concern. Only time will tell what will happen at the position.Beyond the roster itself, the biggest challenge for the 2007 Badgers is their schedule. After not drawing Ohio State in either of the last two seasons, Wisconsin must face it in Columbus, Ohio, a week before they square off against Michigan at Camp Randall.”I would love to see the computer that spit out that we play Ohio State and Michigan back-to-back. That’s a nice random, blind draw,” Bielema joked. Should Bielema’s 1-0 philosophy hold up, those two games could be crucial in determining this year’s Big Ten champion. But the players and coaches aren’t looking beyond their season opener against Washington State. If we concentrate on each game one at a time, wide receiver Luke Swan said, our record will take care of itself.
A statement says the move is by mutual consent.Lancaster endured a torrid time during the recent World cup watching his team crash out in the pool stages.The now former coach says he takes responsibility for their under performance.