Remembering Bonnaroo’s Very First, Jam-Heavy Lineup From 2002

first_imgWhile there are still a handful artists that overlap between 2002 and 2017, there’s no denying that Bonnaroo has changed. The opinion of that change may vary, but the festival certainly does their damnedest to bring an enormous array of top-notch, genre-spanning talent. Come June, we’ll be ready to party. With this morning’s unveiling of Bonnaroo’s 16th anniversary lineup, we couldn’t help but feel a strong sense of nostalgia for Roos past. What started out as a very jam-friendly festival has certainly spread from its roots, though the inclusion of bands like Umphrey’s McGee, Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and more are certainly nods to the earliest days in Manchester, TN.The very first Bonnaroo lineup in 2002 featured Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio, Ben Harper and The String Cheese Incident as headliners. The “SuperJam” featured Michael Kang, Bela Fleck, Jeff Raines and Robert Randolph. Jammers like Phil Lesh & Friends /w Bob Weir, moe., Ween, Gov’t Mule, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Les Claypool, Keller Williams, and The Disco Biscuits all made it out for the festival. Even an up-and-coming Umphrey’s McGee made it on the billing, all the way on the bottom line…Check out some videos from this star-studded, first-ever affair:last_img read more

Downing reveals regret at Clarke exit

first_img Downing does not know whether or not he will be in place for those games, but is ready and willing if asked. “I’ve not been given a specific time,” he said. “It’s been reported that I will be staying over the Christmas period, but it is a game-by-game basis. I am totally focussed on Hull. “I will take it from there and if required over Christmas I will do that, but for now it’s just Hull.” Downing has managerial experience of his own – albeit a short spell with Cheltenham six years ago – and says Clarke has told him to make sure he enjoys his time in charge. “I have to embrace it, even if it is under different and sad circumstances,” he added. “I have spoke with Steve and he told me it is an opportunity to have a go at it. I managed at Cheltenham for 15-16 months and, even though it was a smaller club, it was still managing.” Downing gave no indication as to whether or not he wanted to be considered for the job, but having minded the shop previously after Roy Hodgson’s departure, knows exactly what to do. “I sat here 18 months ago when Roy left, so I know what the position is,” he said. “I’ve been here for four years and the club know my support is there. “The powers that be will decide who comes in and who comes in with them. Dean and I will try and glue things together to make it as seamless as possible.” The Baggies are 16th and two places above the drop zone and although sad to see his boss leave, Downing knows results need to come quickly. “It’s very sad and I had a huge amount of respect (for Clarke),” Downing, who joined West Brom in 2009, said. “I have learned from a very good man who has been in the game a long time and been under a lot of good managers. “It’s sad if anyone loses their job and there is a tinge of responsibility as I was part of the team. “But he is an honourable man with integrity and he understood the decision. Now he has to forge a career elsewhere and he will do that. “We have had a decent week and the players have responded well. We need to make sure we get the right result because three points changes everything.” Downing will be assisted by Dean Kiely for the meeting with Steve Bruce’s men, with the fixtures coming thick and fast after that. Managerless Spurs are their Boxing Day opponents, with West Ham following on from that. Keith Downing will take charge of West Brom this weekend with a sense of sadness. The 48-year-old served as an assistant to Steve Clarke but, after the Scot was sacked last weekend, he will go it alone in caretaker charge against Hull. Some fans voiced their upset at Clarke’s departure but he exited on the back of a six-game winless run and with just three league victories all season. Press Associationlast_img read more

Clippers use balanced effort to extend their dominance of Suns

first_imgDanilo Gallinari and Lou Williams scored 21 points apiece and four other Clippers finished in double figures as they won their third straight against the Suns this season and their 11th straight in the series.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Patrick Beverley scored 16 points for the Clippers, who led by 29 points in the second quarter. Beverley made four 3-pointers, Williams had three and Tobias Harris added two with his 16 points. Montrezl Harrell scored 15.“I loved how we started the game,” Rivers said. “The way we can score, if we defend, it’s hard for anyone to beat us.”Devin Booker scored 23 points and T.J. Warren had 20 for the Suns, who lost their fifth straight.The Suns, down by 30 with 4½ minutes remaining in the third quarter, used a 22-5 run fueled by seven points from Jamal Crawford and six by Josh Jackson to close to 91-78 entering the fourth quarter. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 PreviousPhoenix Suns mascot “The Gorilla” states his case for Suns guard Devin Booker to receive All-Star support during the first half of Friday’s game against the Clippers in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers center Marcin Gortat takes a shot during the first half of Friday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives past Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsClippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drives around the Suns’ De’Anthony Melton during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren drives past Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the second half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 121-111. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Suns forward Mikal Bridges, left, knocks the ball away from Clippers guard Lou Williams during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drives against Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes (21) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell drives against Suns forward Richaun Holmes during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari is fouled by Suns forward T.J. Warren during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers guard Lou Williams looks to pass during the first half of Friday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard De’Anthony Melton (14) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell drives past Suns guard Devin Booker during the first half of Friday’s game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard De’Anthony Melton (14) drives between Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari, left, and Marcin Gortat in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns guard De’Anthony Melton (14) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) trips over Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren (12) drives past Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat during the second half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. The Clippers defeated the Suns 121-111. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers guard Patrick Beverley celebrates after making a 3-pointer against during the second half of Friday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Phoenix Suns mascot “The Gorilla” states his case for Suns guard Devin Booker to receive All-Star support during the first half of Friday’s game against the Clippers in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Clippers center Marcin Gortat takes a shot during the first half of Friday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)NextShow Caption1 of 21Clippers center Marcin Gortat takes a shot during the first half of Friday’s game against the Suns in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)ExpandPHOENIX — Marcin Gortat figures he is the beneficiary of coach Doc Rivers’ New Year’s resolution.Gortat had not played in the fourth quarter in the first 36 games of the season until the calendar turned, and he responded with his first double-double of the season when the Clippers extended their dominance of the Phoenix Suns with a 121-111 victory Friday night.“You never know with Doc,” Gortat said after getting 18 points and 13 rebounds in 25 minutes.“You just have to be ready. You earn your minutes. Obviously, if you play well, you might earn a few more minutes. That’s all I’m trying to do, help the team to win.” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Suns rookie center Deandre Ayton had four points, tying a season low set in the first game against the Clippers on Nov. 28. He had three field-goal attempts, five rebounds, three assists and four turnovers.“You know (Coach) Larry Brown used to say, ‘You need the touches, you go get it,’ ” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said.“(Three) touches? It’s on all of us.”The Suns fell behind early, a problem in their last several starts. Harris and Williams made two 3-pointers apiece in the first quarter, when the Clippers shot 71.4 percent and finished on a 23-6 run for a 38-19 lead.The Clippers led 63-34 on Gallinari’s first 3-pointer with four minutes left in the half. It was 68-44 at halftime.Phoenix trailed Philadelphia by 22 points after 16 minutes of its 132-127 loss on Wednesday and was down by 17 at halftime of a 132-109 loss to Golden State on New Year’s Eve.BIG BENCHThe Clippers’ reserves had 61 points. They entered the game averaging a league-high 52.4 Williams and Harrell have not started a game this season, and Beverley flip-flopped with Avery Bradley on Nov. 20.All average at least 25 minutes per game, and Williams (18.2) and Harrell (15.7) are the Clippers’ third- and fourth-leading scorers.“Trez’ could start, we know that. Lou could start,” Rivers said. “The fact that they are OK coming off the bench is the first key. I do think it takes a special mindset for a guy to want to do that and then guys who accept to do that. We have that.”TIP-INSClippers: The Clippers play six of their next seven games at home, only away for an overnight trip to Denver on Jan. 10. … Boban Marjanovic, one of three Clippers to have a double-double against the Suns on Nov. 28, did not play.Suns: Ayton had double-doubles in nine of his previous 11 games, and he had nine rebounds in the other game in that stretch. … The Suns are 5-16 at home. Only the New York Knicks (4-12) have fewer home victories. … Booker has seven 35-point games, tied for third in the league behind James Harden (15) and Steph Curry (eight).UP NEXTThe Clippers host Orlando on Sunday.center_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Mikal Bridges’ dunk on the first possession of the period brought the Suns within 11, but Williams made two 3-pointers and a three-point play as the Clippers again pulled away.“We understand (Phoenix) is a young team,” Williams said. “They are putting pieces together, trying to figure out their identity. So we just come in and play hard.”The Clippers shot 51 percent from the field and held a 43-25 rebounding edge. They have outrebounded the Suns by 42 in the three meetings this season.“We don’t have stupid great rebounders on this team,” Gortat said. “Everybody has to rebound. We have to box out, hit somebody.“Make sure we are the guys who are hitting first. Then go get the ball. We have to make them miss and get the ball. Not every game is going to look that way, but today it worked perfectly.”Reserves Richaun Holmes and Crawford had 16 points apiece for the Suns.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates last_img read more

Lakers guard Josh Hart to miss the rest of the season after knee procedure

first_imgAfter a loss to Boston earlier this month, Josh Hart told reporters huddled in the Staples Center locker room that he wasn’t ready to quit on the season – even as the right knee saddled with ice bags made it clear he was struggling.“I want to play every game because I know during the summer I won’t be able to play the game for a while,” he said. “So I’m going to play as hard as I can for however long I can.”A few weeks later, the second-year guard’s limit has been reached.The Lakers announced Thursday morning that Hart underwent an ultrasonic debridement procedure in his right knee, helping treat the tendinitis that has troubled him for most of the calendar year. He will miss the rest of the season for a recovery process that is expected to take 12 weeks. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The 10 players who saw action against the Jazz included a pair of two-way contract players (Alex Caruso and Johnathan Williams), two rookies (Moe Wagner and Isaac Bonga) and 10-day contract player Scott Machado. While it isn’t the hand Coach Luke Walton would’ve liked to have been dealt, he said he’s still looking for the upside of playing it.“It’s our job to try to be as prepared as possible, to try to give our group the best chance of winning,” he said. “That doesn’t change depending on who plays or not. Now the way we want to play and how well we can play changes with people in and out. But how we do our job is the same.”CARUSO’S DUNK TURNS HEADSIt might be the receding hairline, or it might be his unassuming profile, but the Lakers have noticed that people seem surprised when Alex Caruso dunks.They are not.“People think just because Caruso’s half bald and white, they don’t think he can jump,” Kyle Kuzma said. “But he got bounce. He’s like top five on our team in bounce. It’s impressive.”One of the more exciting highlights of a 15-point loss to the Jazz on Wednesday was a Machado-to-Caruso alley-oop, a play the 6-foot-5 guard said he’s worked on routinely in the G League. He was 5 for 10 and finished with 13 points, and his dunk got the whole locker room chatting. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHart joins a list of the young, promising Lakers who are now shelved for the rest of the season with injury, including contemporaries Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram. Of that group, Hart struggled the most through a sophomore season in which he averaged 7.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 67 games, seeing his shooting numbers slump (40.7 percent, 33.6 on 3-pointers) from an encouraging rookie year.It was difficult to untangle Hart’s performance from his problems with his knee, which first became public knowledge in February. A platelet-rich plasma injection around the All-Star break failed to help his tendinitis, and Hart said he had been dealing with pain as his production took a hit.Hart told reporters that he would eventually have to get his knee fixed after the season. He tried to manage it with around-the-clock treatment.“There are days when I wake up and it feels good, there are days when I wake up and it doesn’t feel good,” he said. “Depends on the day.”The Lakers are running perilously thin on bodies for the season’s remaining seven games. In addition to players who are out for the season, Tyson Chandler, Reggie Bullock and Mike Muscala did not play in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night with various injuries. LeBron James did not make the trip, and it’s unclear how much the Lakers wish to play him now that the team is eliminated from playoff contention. But it’s pretty standard stuff for Caruso, a high-jump athlete in high school who finished with a PR of 6-10. He gave up track when he went to Texas A&M, but he still accumulated a respectable reel of jams.As for Kuzma’s assessment that he’s a top-five jumper on the team, Caruso wasn’t sure.“Maybe off one foot, I have a chance to be up there with some people,” he said. “But two feet? We’ve got some athletic guys on our team.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more