Phish is currently in the midst of their 2018 summer tour, which stops in Alpharetta, Georgia tonight before continuing up the east coast. Last week, the Vermont foursome announced the launch of an exclusive limited-run SiriusXM pop-up channel, Phish Radio, to take over Jam On (ch.29) starting today, Friday, August 3rd, at noon ET.On August 16th, the channel will turn into The Bunny, the exclusive broadcaster of the band’s sold-out 11th festival, Curveball. The Bunny will run on ch. 29 through the end of the festival on Sunday, August 19th before converting back to Jam On on Monday, August 20th.According to the announcement, the channel will launch with a live concert broadcast from Atlanta and a special program hosted by Ari Fink with the one-and-only Trey Anastasio, “Ask Trey,” where Anastasio will answer questions that were submitted to SiriusXM by Phish fans earlier this month. Phish Radio will play music from throughout the band’s extensive career, including selections from their vast live catalog, studio tracks, unreleased demos, and musical influences, and will feature exclusive commentary from all four band members.Last night, Scott Rogowsky of HQ Trivia revealed in an Instagram post that he will be the “official voice” of Phish Radio. HQ Trivia, an app that hosts daily trivia games with prize money, has been peppered with Phish (and Grateful Dead) references since its inception in 2017. Rogowsky, a noted jam band aficionado, even got John Mayer to host the app-based game while Dead & Company were in New York for their Citi Field performances. Now, Rogowsky will take his hosting skills to a whole new (and seriously unexpected) level as the official voice of Phish Radio–meaning he will announce all the interstitial content between songs.SiriusXM’s Phish Radio begins on Friday, August 3 at noon ET via satellite on channel 29 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM subscribers are able to listen to Phish Radio on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. If you don’t yet have SiriusXM, you can get a three-month free trial here. Head here for more information.[Video: SiriusXM]Last month, SiriusXM launched an exclusive limited-run Dave Matthews Band channel, Dave Matthews Band Radio, featuring music from the band’s extensive career, including their indelible hits, live songs, demo tracks and musical influences. That station has been extended through Labor Day weekend, and is set to move to its new home on Channel 30 on August 1st.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal attracted what organisers said was a world record crowd for a tennis match when they played an exhibition event in the Cape Town Stadium on Friday. The organisers said an audited attendance of 51,954 beat the 42,517 who watched Federer play Alexander Zverev of Germany in Mexico City last November. Putting on a show: Federer and Nadal were miked up as they enjoyed themselves playing an exhibition doubles with American billionaire Bill Gates and South African comedian Trevor Noah They also announced that the ‘Match in Africa’ raised $3.5-million for the Roger Federer Foundation, which supports educational and athletic programmes for children in Africa. “To have 51,954 people in attendance at a tennis match, I never thought I’d be apart of something like that,” said Federer. “It’s not something you dream about. Federer, who was accompanied by his South African mother, Lynette, said his first appearance in South Africa was a special occasion. “The first time here in Cape Town, in South Africa, means so much more than just tennis,” he said. Federer won 6-4 3-6 6-3 in a match in which the players had to contend with cool, windy conditions in the stadium that was built for the 2010 football World Cup. The arena was packed with eager fans who sang, clapped and did the wave throughout the match. Old rivals: Nadal embraces Federer during their singles match Loading… Tens of thousands of fans showed up early and were ecstatic when Nadal and Federer hit practice balls into the stands.One fan said she brought a wedding ring for Federer to propose to her. “I want to marry Roger,” she shouted.Earlier in the afternoon, Federer and Nadal played tennis with children from townships in Hout Bay.The children are part of an afterschool activity program with Zip Zap Circus which develops gross and fine motor skills.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “It’s an amazing crowd, an amazing stadium,” said Nadal, who was making his first appearance in South Africa since playing in the country as a junior. “It’s an unforgettable evening. We will probably never play again in an atmosphere such as this one,” said Nadal. “I can’t thank enough the people here in Cape Town. They came here and created an unforgettable atmosphere.” Earlier in the day, Federer and his doubles partner billionaire Bill Gates beat Nadal and South-African born comedian Trevor Noah in a match with more flexible rules. The ceremonial coin toss was performed by World Cup-winning Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi, who presented Federer with a Springbok jersey. The coin used was a commemorative 20 Swiss Francs piece minted with Federer’s face. He gave it to Kolisi. Other high-profile South African sports stars in attendance included former Springbok captains John Smit and Jean de Villiers as well as Olympic swimmer Ryk Neethling. The match is the sixth edition of the event organised by the Roger Federer Foundation and is the first to take place in Africa. “There’s so much anticipation that goes into it that the match itself almost gets forgotten,” said Federer before the match. He said he spent childhood holidays in South Africa. “The time spent here as a kid was amazing,” Federer said. “You would go on the road and you never come back for some reason because you’ve gotta chase that little tennis ball and you’ve gotta chase your dreams.” Promoted Content7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” Characters10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body
For the first time since 1970, the Chiefs are world champions. This calls for a celebration, of course.With their furious fourth-quarter comeback leading to a 31-20 Super Bowl 54 win, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are heading to Disney World. But first, they’re heading back home to Kansas City with the Lombardi Trophy, to celebrate with the rest of Chiefs Kingdom, and it’ll be a doozy. (Chiefs) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ba/62/chiefs-super-bowl-parade-map_1q87klu2fk9xs1j5e7h6yn3765.jpg?t=359230216&w=500&quality=80 The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Sixth Street and head south on Grand Boulevard through downtown and past the Sprint Center, per KansaCity.com. The procession will then head west on Pershing Road and end at Union Station. In 2015, following the Royals’ World Series victory, over half a million Kansas City denizens celebrated alongside the team, and that was following a 30-year championship drought. Imagine what kind of rabid fans a 50-year championship drought could bring.A fair amount of those fans will feature school students, as Kansas City district schools have canceled Wednesday classes to allow for students to partake in the celebration.Here’s everything you need to know about Kansas City’s Super Bowl parade, including the route and start time.MORE SUPER BOWL 54:• Anatomy of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl comeback• How Patrick Mahomes turned his worst nightmare into the Chiefs’ Super Bowl dreamWhen is the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade?The Chiefs are set to march through the streets of Kansas City on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m. CT (12:30 ET), per Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas.The City of Kansas City, Missouri & the Kansas City Chiefs invite all fans to a @Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade for our #SuperBowl Champions. The parade will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, starting at 11:30 a.m. Visit the #chiefsparade website at https://t.co/0njo5L3Kyd pic.twitter.com/pluovrgWRn— Kansas City, MO (@KCMO) February 3, 2020Kansas City Super Bowl parade route The Chiefs will hold a victory rally at Union Station in downtown Kansas City at roughly 1:30 p.m. CT.What is the weather for the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade?Current weather forecast for Wednesday is 31 degrees and cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of precipitation.How to watch, stream Chiefs’ Super Bowl paradeNFL Network will air the Chiefs’ parade nationally and will also stream online. Further streaming information should become available on Tuesday.
Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc will return from a broken foot during Australia’s limited-overs triangular series in the West Indies in June.Starc broke his foot during the inaugural day-night Test against New Zealand in Adelaide last November and missed the rest of Australia’s summer programme. He also used the enforced break to have surgery on an ankle injury that had been bothering him for the past year.The 26-year-old began running slowly at the end of last month and had been gradually building his fitness and was named in the squad for the tournament on Wednesday.”Mitchell has progressed very well in his rehab and the medical staff are confident he will be fit to play in this series,” chairman of selectors Rod Marsh said in a statement.”It is extremely pleasing to have a bowler of his calibre back in the side.”South Australia batsman Travis Head has also been called into the one-day squad for the first time after an impressive domestic season, which included making his Twenty20 international debut against India in Adelaide on January.Head scored a double century for South Australia in the domestic one-day competition, a century in the Twenty20 competition and was named the first class Player of the Year after scoring 721 runs that included three centuries.”Travis has put in some match-winning performances in all three formats of the game this summer,” Marsh said.”He is an exciting young batsman with a bright future and if he gets his opportunity I have no doubt he will make the most of it.”advertisementWicketkeeper Matthew Wade has also returned to the one-day side after he was dumped for the World Twenty20 tournament in India for Test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill.Test offspinner Nathan Lyon has also been given an opportunity to prove his credentials in the shorter forms of the game, with the 28-year-old having played just 10 one-day internationals in four years.Legspinner Adam Zampa, who impressed in the World Twenty20 in India, has also been included to exploit the expected turning wickets in the Caribbean.South Africa will also contest the triangular tournament that runs from June 3-26.Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner (vice-captain), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa