STS9, Umphrey’s, Lotus, & Lettuce Set Dominican Holidaze Ablaze In Day Two [Gallery]

first_imgTonight, The Disco Biscuits, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set), and Michal Menert will join the party, along with second showings from Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, and Goldroom. Photos provided by Noble Visions.STS9 | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/2/2016Set: To The World >> Nautilus, Kabuki, New Dawn New Day, Itzamana, Click Lang Echo, We’ll Meet In Our Dreams, Golden Gate, Give & Take, From Now OnUmphrey’s McGee | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/2/2016Set One: Miss Tinkle’s, Cemetery Walk I, Ringo, Example 1, Wappy Sprayberry > Speak Up > Cemetery Walk IISet Two: Der Bluten Kat > Cut The Cable (OG) > Der Bluten Kat > I’m On Fire > Der Bluten Kat, In The Kitchen, Night Nurse > Bad Friday, The FloorEncore: I Want You (She’s So Heavy) Load remaining images The second day of Dominican Holidaze is now complete with a blazing success. The destination event, held at the Breathless & Now Onyx Resort in Punta Cana, makes sure to diversify their offerings with artist-led excursions and unique concert experiences across the board. If fans weren’t doing yoga on the beach or playing water basketball with The Floozies, they were probably enjoying a poolside set from Goldroom.As the sun went down, STS9 kicked things off on the beach stage, followed by funk veterans Lettuce, psychedelic jammers Lotus, hard-rocking Umphrey’s McGee, with a late night set from Manic Focus.last_img read more

England struggle to 271-8 after familiar collapse

first_imgBy Ed OsmondLONDON, England (Reuters) – England’s batting frailties were exposed again as they wasted a solid start and laboured to 271 for eight on the first day of the final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval yesterday.The Australians, who have retained the Ashes, dropped England captain Joe Root three times as he made 57 but the hosts failed to take full advantage and only Jos Buttler’s late unbeaten 64 saved them from complete collapse.“The boys batted really well in the morning and we got ourselves into a fantastic position but could not capitalise,” Buttler said. “Both sides are feeling a long series with a quick turnaround between Tests so that’s why the intensity goes up and down. Australia have a really good bowling attack and asked questions all day. It’s frustrating for us not being able to capitalise on our start.”Medium-pacer Mitchell Marsh took four wickets to boost Australia’s bid to secure a 3-1 series win after their captain Tim Paine won the toss and surprisingly sent England in to bat. Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood bowled tidy opening spells but the touring side’s vaunted pace attack lacked the consistent threat which has caused problems for England’s fragile top order throughout the series.Joe Denly, on 14, played a loose stroke at a wide delivery from Cummins and edged to second slip where Steve Smith fumbled the chance before grabbing the ball before it hit the ground.The opening partnership of 27 was the highest of the series but it was another failure for the 33-year-old Denly, who made battling fifties in the last two Tests without staking a claim to a long-term place in the team.CHARMED LIFERoot, badly dropped on 24 by Peter Siddle at fine leg, after playing a casual pull stroke, was also put down by wicketkeeper Paine off Cummins and England reached lunch at 86-1.Root was given another life when Smith spilled a sharp chance in the slips but Rory Burns hit seven fours in another determined knock. The young opening batsman was three runs away from his half-century when he got cramped up by a short ball from Hazlewood and spooned a simple catch to Marsh at mid-wicket.Ben Stokes, loudly cheered to the wicket after his match-winning century in the third Test, cautiously moved to 20 before he was tempted into a wild heave at medium-pacer Marsh and the ball looped off a leading edge to point.Root got to a patient fifty, off 105 balls, and his side moved on to 169-3 at tea, but any hopes England had of a substantial score disappeared in the final session. Root was bowled by a fine Cummins delivery which hit his off stump and Jonny Bairstow was trapped lbw for 22 by a Marsh yorker.Sam Curran hooked Cummins for an audacious six, but two deliveries later the young all-rounder was adjudged lbw, only to be recalled to the crease because Cummins had bowled a no-ball.His reprieve was short-lived, however, as Curran edged Marsh to Smith at second slip for 15 and the same bowler snared Chris Woakes lbw to claim his fourth wicket on his recall to the side.“I was like a kid at Christmas this morning,” Marsh said. “It can be a long tour when you are not playing. I just wanted to try and get an opportunity at some stage and it was nice to produce today. The ball came out reasonably well.” Jofra Archer then nicked Hazlewood to Paine before Buttler briefly lifted the crowd by hitting Hazlewood for two sixes in a row.Buttler pulled Hazlewood over the ropes again to reach his fifty and with Jack Leach providing obdurate support, the ninth-wicket pair shared an unbroken stand of 45 to boost England’s chances of levelling the series.ENGLAND 1st innings R. Burns c Marsh b Hazlewood 47J. Denly c Smith b Cummins 14J. Root (c) b Cummins 57B. Stokes c Lyon b Marsh 20J. Bairstow lbw b Marsh 22J. Buttler not out 64S. Curran c Smith b Marsh 15C. Woakes lbw b Marsh 2J. Archer c Paine b Hazlewood 9M. Leach not out 10Extras: (b-2, lb-7, nb-2) 11Total: (8 wickets, 82 overs) 271Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-103, 3-130, 4-170, 5-176, 6-199, 7-205, 8-226.Bowling: P. Cummins 22.5-5-73-2, J. Hazlewood 21-7-76-2, P Siddle 17-1-61-0, M. Marsh 16.1-4-35-4, N. Lyon 4-0-12-0, M. Labuschagne 1-0-5-0.last_img read more

Sibley &  Stokes put England on top against West Indies

first_imgBy Stephan ShemiltBBC Sport at Emirates Old TraffordDOM Sibley and Ben Stokes batted England into a strong position on an attritional first day of the second Test against West Indies.Sibley inched his way to 86 not out from 253 balls, adding an unbroken 126 with Stokes, who batted beautifully for his unbeaten 59.In closing on 207-3, England recovered from being reduced to 29-2 by off-spinner Roston Chase removing Rory Burns and Zak Crawley with successive balls either side of lunch.Not only that, but the home side dealt with the disruption of dropping Jofra Archer for a breach of the bio-secure protocols.Pace bowler Archer was left out after travelling to his Brighton home in between the first Test in Southampton and this game at Emirates Old Trafford.Without him, England fielded an entirely different pace attack to the one that lost the series opener, but it was their batsmen who were thrust into the action when West Indies won the toss on a murky day in Manchester.The touring pace bowlers, so impressive in the six-wicket win at the Ageas Bowl, looked weary and were not helped by their fielders, who dropped Sibley twice.West Indies also face the prospect of having to bat last on sluggish pitch that is already offering turn and some uneven bounce.Archer indiscretion dominates slow dayArcher’s omission was announced three hours before play was due to begin. Without it, this would have gone down as an unremarkable day of Test cricket.The bio-secure, behind-closed-doors environment in Southampton was masked by the quality of the match, while the openness of the ground provided life from the outside world.This may yet mature into a similarly compelling contest, but the urban, enclosed nature of the impressively redeveloped Old Trafford resulted in a sense of claustrophobia.A crowd, usually so boisterous in Manchester, was missed, while the conditions – leaden skies and a tacky surface – was not conducive to thrilling cricket.The weather prevented any action before 12:30 BST, and the players were still out there when the sun finally appeared at 19:30.England had much the better of it, vindicating captain Joe Root’s view that he would have batted on winning the toss, rather than unleashing a new-look pace attack of Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran on a day that would have been ideal for them.Sibley grinds it outSibley is unlikely to earn plaudits for his style, but the manner in which he values his wicket has been needed by England not only here, but for so long in their search for a reliable opening pair.He dropped anchor in a vigil that mainly included leaving anything outside off stump and shovelling the ball to the leg side any time West Indies bowled straight. His first boundary did not come until the 91st ball he faced, and only 14 of his runs were scored in front of square on the off side.He saw all of Burns, Crawley and Root gift their wickets away. Burns played down the wrong line to be lbw to Chase, Crawley softly turned his first ball to leg slip, and Root edged a wild drive off Alzarri Joseph to second slip.England skipper Root caught in the slips for 23At 81-3, England were teetering, only for Stokes to join Sibley. When Stokes lofted Chase for a straight six, it ended a period of more than an hour without a boundary, during which time Sibley was dropped at short leg off Chase on 44.While Stokes took time to find some fluency, he was never troubled, and it brief flashes of his strokeplay provided the highlights of a day when England hit only 11 fours and one six.On a rare occasion that Sibley, on 68, was drawn into playing outside off stump by Shannon Gabriel, West Indies captain Jason Holder could not hold on to a straightforward chance at second slip.A struggle for weary WindiesAfter their pace bowlers bowled with such incision in Southampton, West Indies pounced on the opportunity to do so again in grey Manchester, ignoring the history that says no side has won a Test on this ground after winning the toss and choosing to field.They instantly looked flat. Gabriel, man of the match with nine wickets in the first Test, sent his second delivery down the leg side for five wides and later spent time off the field with what looked like a groin problem.Chase was only bowling in the first hour because the pacemen were so poor, but struck with his second and third deliveries, and remained tidy throughout the day.The sprightly Joseph led an improvement of the fast bowlers, getting his reward when Root chased an outswinger he could barely reach.Kemar Roach and Holder managed one threatening spell apiece, in the afternoon and evening respectively, but Holder was also forced from the field.When he returned, he missed the chance off Sibley, was in the firing line when another Gabriel wide went straight to second slip, and could not inspire his team into finding a way to past England’s increasingly comfortable fourth-wicket pair.last_img read more

Santa Ana Esports Arena to host finals of NBC and FACEIT Rocket League tournament

first_imgThe Santa Ana Esports Arena has been revealed as the location for the final of the Universal Open Rocket League tournament, a $100,000 (£766k) tournament run by FACEIT and NBC Sports.The Grand Finals will take place in Southern California on August 26th-27th and will feature the top sixteen teams that have made it to the final event. Tickets are already on sale to the event, which cost $15 for a single-day or $25 for the entire weekend. They can be purchased here. Qualification can be achieved through battling through Regionals — which will be hosted at NBC Sports Regional Network studios on August 5th-6th and 12th-13th and will be live-streamed on the NBC Sports app as well as the Telemundo En Vivo app amongst other social media platforms. The final hour of each Regional will be shown live on participating NBC Sports Regional Networks as the company broadens its esports operations. The Grand Finals will also have substantial television coverage. In the UK, Germany, Australia and across multiple countries in Latin America it will be broadcast on Syfy. In the United States the finals will be broadcast on NBCSN and there will also be a plethora of on-demand content available across NBC, NBCSM, Telemundo Deportes as well as FACEIT and Rocket League’s website. The tournament is a deviation from traditional competitive Rocket League. The fast-paced flying car meets soccer game is normally played with three players on each team, yet NBC has chosen a two versus two format. The esports landscape is gradually seeing Rocket League become the go-to title for a mild introduction to the burgeoning esports world, with soccer and flying cars fairly easy to comprehend when compared to the likes of Dota 2 and League of Legends which are incredibly complex in their own right. Esports Insider says: A dedicated esports arena for the Grand Finals of NBC’s Rocket League venture seems apt. Here’s hoping the tournament is well received and the best two versus two teams are greeted by a sell-out crowd as they bid for the inaugural championship and the lion’s share of a whopping $100,000.last_img read more