Gov’t Mule Announces 2019 Red Rocks Show With Ryan Bingham

first_imgGov’t Mule is headed back to Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre this summer, as the popular rock band has announced their forthcoming show at the outdoor venue set for August 18th. The band will be joined in support by Ryan Bingham.Related: Gov’t Mule Shares Pro-Shot Footage Of “Life Before Insanity” From Capitol Theatre Concert FilmThe August 18th show acts as the latest addition to the Mule’s ongoing spring and summer tour schedule. That schedule also includes their announced late-night set in honor of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, to take place at Mountain Jam‘s 2019 event. More recently, the band announced the forthcoming release of a new concert film and live album, Bring On The Music – Live At The Capitol Theatre, which is set for a June 28th release via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the 2019 Gov’t Mule Red Rocks concert go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29th, beginning at 10 a.m. MST. Tickets for the general public will follow on Friday, May 31st at 10 a.m. MST. Until then, fans can revisit Gov’t Mule’s last performance at Red Rocks with their three-set, six-plus-hour super show in 2018.Head to the band’s website for tickets and info.last_img read more

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Future comes early for Lakers and Kyle Kuzma

first_imgAnd after a 21-point performance in Friday’s win over Brooklyn, he appears poised to start at power forward for a long, long time. Every time he unleashed a 3-pointer, the arena erupted into drawn-out shouts of “Kuuuuz!” waiting for the ball to fall through the net.“Not too many players have a whole arena do that in their NBA career,” Kuzma said. LOS ANGELES – The Lakers always believed the 2017 NBA draft would be a night that the franchise would take a big step into the future. They just had no idea how much of that would have to do with Kyle Kuzma.What began in summer league and continued through the preseason has not faded nine games into the regular season. Kuzma, the 27th pick in the draft, has been one of the Lakers most dynamic players and their second-leading scorer,  averaging 15.7 points per game.Related Articles Damian Lillard’s late 3-pointer denies Lakers, who lose Larry Nance to broken hand Brandon Ingram clears his mind and the Lakers benefit D’Angelo Russell returns but can’t beat Brook Lopez and Lakers With focus on D’Angelo Russell’s return, Lakers’ Brook Lopez faces his old team too AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers have grown accustomed to delayed gratification with their draft picks, ever since Julius Randle broke his leg on opening night in 2014. D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, even Lonzo Ball, all needed time to get accustomed to the NBA.Not Kuzma. The 22-year-old rookie has been among the Lakers’ most consistent players, shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 35.7 percent on 3-pointers.It’s all rather unexpected for a player who was left off many mock drafts before a head-turning performance at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago in May. Kuzma withdrew from the event after the first day, eager to preserve his rising stock, but followed it up with a workout with the Lakers that Coach Luke Walton said was just as good as his day in the Windy City.“The two workouts we saw in Chicago were way better than any film we had on him,” Walton said.But still, surely Kuzma would be a project. Six-foot-nine, he played hard at Utah, but had never fully developed a jump shot. There was no clear role for him with the Lakers. It would take some time. The plan for Kuzma was patience.“Put him in the development program,” Walton said, “and grow him slowly.”For Kuzma and the Lakers, the future has come early.“Obviously,” Walton said, “he’s been a lot better than any of us anticipated.”On Friday, the development program for Kuzma was logging a game-high 39 minutes in front of a sellout crowd at Staples Center, making  7 of 8 shots before halftime. The night before, it was taking – and missing – the shot that would have forced overtime in Portland.Walton first introduced the possibility of Kuzma starting at power forward in the preseason, saying he had a 10 percent chance of winning the three-way battle with Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr.  The calculus changed, however, when Randle thrived as a small-ball center off the bench and Nance suffered a broken hand Thursday in Portland.“I just want to play minutes to help the team,” Kuzma said. ‘Whether that is starting, finishing the game, playing five minutes, or being cheerleader I don’t really care.”Nance tweeted on Saturday that his surgery to repair the fractured bone in his left hand, the second metacarpal, “went well” and that he will “be back in no time.” The team announced Friday he was expected to miss 4-6 weeks, which would mean he should be back by the time the Lakers host the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 18.The question becomes how Kuzma will use that time, and whether there will be a starting job for Nance to come back to.“It’s too early to say this is our lineup for the next however long until Larry comes back,” Walton said.In eight starts, Nance averaged 10.6 points, up from the 7.1 points he averaged last season, and proved an important complement to the floor spacing Brook Lopez. However, at his best Nance is probably just that: complementary.Kuzma is showing early signs of stardom. On Friday, Walton could hardly afford to take him off the court. The Lakers coach said there were players in the second unit who “weren’t ready when they got chances.”That wasn’t a problem with Kuzma. So far in his rookie year, it never has been.“He was ready to play,” Walton said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Cincinnati hands Pitt first loss of season at MSG 44-43

first_imgCincinnati’s Titus Rubles celebrates with the team mascot after an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Rubles sank the final shot to put the Bearcats ahead 44-43. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) – It was impossible not to think of the Big East when Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, two former members of the conference, met in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.The teams didn’t have to stage an old-fashioned defensive battle with plenty of missed shots and key rebounds.But they did.Titus Rubles’ rebound basket with 4.2 seconds to play gave Cincinnati a 44-43 victory over previously unbeaten Pittsburgh.It was appropriate the winning points came on a missed shot in a game where neither team shot 38 percent from the field.“I thought it was beautiful,” Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said when somebody brought up the word ugly to describe the game.“I don’t know what game you were watching,” said Justin Jackson, who led the Bearcats with 12 points.The Bearcats (8-2) had lost two straight, the last of which was a 64-47 loss to crosstown rival Xavier on Saturday night.“You’ve got to be able to win these kind of games,” Cronin said. “Our guys were so upset at what happened Saturday night we had guys who couldn’t eat. I was a psychiatrist more than a coach the last few days.”Most of Jackson’s points came on his seven offensive rebounds. He had nine rebounds total and the Bearcats finished with a 35-27 advantage on the boards, 16-8 on the offensive end.“We came trying to outrebound them and got outrebounded,” Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon said. “We didn’t play well the whole game but we fought back to get the lead and then didn’t do things right when we got there. We knew we had some work to do but I thought our offense was better than that. We didn’t handle their physicality at all.”Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati’s leading scorer at 19.3 points per game, finished with nine on 4-of-13 shooting including going 1 of 8 from 3-point range.Talib Zanna had 12 points for the Panthers (10-1), one of 14 Division I teams to start the day without a loss, while Lamar Patterson added 11.Pittsburgh did not have a field goal for a 13:43 stretch in the second half, a drought that ended with a drive by Cameron Wright with 1:07 left that gave the Panthers a 43-42 lead. Patterson missed two free throws with 21 seconds left. Cincinnati worked the clock down and Kilpatrick missed a drive but Rubles got the rebound and scored. He had six points and two rebounds.Wright took a running jumper from just inside midcourt as the buzzer sounded.“I feel like I lost the game for us,” Patterson said.Wright jumped to his defense.“You don’t lose a game on one possession or two missed free throws,” Wright said, “We just didn’t go out there and do what we were supposed to do.”The Bearcats shot 37.7 percent from the field (20 of 53) and were 3 of 13 on 3s (23.1 percent). They entered the game scoring 73.4 points per game on 43.4 shooting overall and 35.2 percent from 3-point range.The Panthers came in averaging 82.6 points on 49.5 shooting overall and 34.6 percent on 3s. They were 11 of 35 from the field (31.4 percent) and they were 2 of 13 from 3-point range (15.4 percent).The 11 field goals were the fewest in a game for the Panthers in coach Jamie Dixon’s 11 seasons and the second-fewest in school history.These schools were in the Big East together for eight years – 2005-13 – and Pittsburgh had an 8-3 record in those meetings. The Bearcats, who are in the American Athletic Conference, now have a 10-9 lead in the overall series. Pittsburgh, which is now in the Atlantic Coast Conference, joined the Big East in 1982.Kilpatrick, a native of nearby Yonkers, and fellow senior Jackson were sentimental about the game.“Me and Justin were talking in our room that this was going to be our last time in the Garden,” Kilpatrick said. “It is just an amazing feeling to win in the Garden.”last_img read more

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