The Motet Announce Four-Night New Year’s Eve Run

first_imgThe beloved Colorado funk act, The Motet, will be ringing in 2018 on the West Coast, with a string of newly announced dates to close out the end of December this year. For their upcoming four-night New Year’s Eve run, the six-piece ensemble will be posted up in Oregon. To kick off the run, on December 28th, the group will hit the Historic Ashland Armory in Ashland, Oregon. The following night, on December 29th, The Motet will move on to the Domino Room in Bend. To close out the run and 2017, the funk act will hit Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon, for a two-night run across December 30th and 31st.[Photo: Emily Butler]last_img read more

Chris Paul returns, helps Clippers cruise past Sixers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> Clippers coach Doc Rivers had a simple plan for Chris Paul on the point guard’s return Sunday from a shoulder separation.“I’m just going to start him and play him and let his lungs tell me when he needs to come out,” Rivers said.Paul’s return might have been a breath of fresh air for the Clippers, but that’s about as hard as they had to breathe with the Philadelphia 76ers in town.The Sixers, one game after falling at home to the Lakers and their limited ensemble, traveled coast to coast and absorbed another embarrassment as the Clippers scored a 123-78 win in a game they led by as many as 56 points. “It was tough,” Griffin said with a wry smile, “but we managed.”Griffin had 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in 25 minutes and Jamal Crawford, who hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter, added 21 points.But all eyes were on Paul, who had seven points, eight assists and four steals in 23 minutes, assisted on the first two Clippers baskets and made his first two shots.Paul also had to deal with a collision under the basket but emerged unscathed.“It spooked me a little bit, especially because it was running into (teammate DeAndre Jordan),” Paul said. “It was my own fault, too, because I waited too long to make a decision. But once I got through that one, I was OK.”Griffin had his own injury scare in the second quarter, when Philadelphia’s Tony Wroten drove to his left and slipped. His leg collided with the left shin of Griffin, who said he rolled his ankle but had no issues with it.“I just think that they were excited to get Chris back in the lineup,” Rivers said. “You can see that in the way the guys were flying down the floor.”The Clippers limited the Sixers to 27 percent shooting and set a franchise record for margin of victory. The 45-point margin eclipsed the 39-point win over Chicago in December.During his time on the Clippers bench while he recovered, Paul said he was more focused on the team’s defense.“From looking at the game it looks like it was our offense, but it was moreso our defense,” Paul said. “And that was one thing I paid attention since I’ve been out, how good our defense has looked.”The Clippers had a 13-0 lead before the 76ers (15-37) scored and, less than four minutes later, it was 30-5. The first quarter ended with Willie Green making a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Clippers a 31-point lead.Late in the third quarter, the Clippers kicked their lead to 43 points and took a 69-30 halftime lead. Philadelphia made only 8 of 52 shots in the first half (15.4 percent).By the time the teams reached the midway point of the third quarter, the Clippers held an 89-33 advantage.The Clippers now have two off days to, in theory, get some real practice time with Paul and get Redick healthy, which means Collison and Crawford will be doing their work off the bench the way Rivers envisioned before the season started.“That turns into a really nice second unit,” Rivers said. “Unfortunately we haven’t had that unit or the first unit much this year. But it’s getting closer.”Box score | Inside the Clippers blog center_img It was over from the beginning, Paul’s return or not. The Clippers held a 46-15 lead after the first quarter, then turned on the highlight reel that included consecutive dunks by Griffin, one off a backboard pass from Paul and the other also from Paul after Griffin went behind his back to pass to Paul in transition.“It felt great to play,” Paul said. “It’s one of those things where you never know what it’s going to be like until you actually get out there and play. It felt good to get out there and compete.“We’ve been playing extremely well and I didn’t want to break that rhythm.”The Clippers, who won 12 of the 18 games Paul missed, have one game left before the All-Star break and they need only to get J.J. Redick back from his hip injury and they will be primed for the stretch run of the season’s final 28 games.And no, few were fretting about how Paul would work his way back into the lineup.last_img read more

U.S. Open 2019: Tiger Woods closes out day with birdie to finish at even par

first_img U.S. Open 2019: Tiger Woods struggling to get going on Moving Day Tiger fighting until the end today.Big-time 🐦 on 16. #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 15, 2019His putter got him in trouble on the front nine as he missed a putt for par at the seventh and then another for birdie at the eighth which put him at 1 over for the front nine.Things just never quite looked right as Woods was visibly frustrated throughout points in his round. U.S. Open 2019: Runaway golf cart injures spectators in freak accident But he did make some really nice putts like the one on No. 5 which was part of his lone back-to-back birdies on the day.Back-to-back for Tiger! #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 15, 2019He also finished his day up with a birdie at 18 to get to even par for the tournament. He had a putt for eagle but it was from long range and just slid past the hole on the right.Woods likely will not compete for the championship Sunday as he is well back of the leaders and four back of the leader in the clubhouse Danny Willett who sits at 4 under.center_img Tiger Woods battled from the first hole at Pebble Beach on Saturday.The 15-time major winner shot an even-par 71 in Round 3 at the U.S. Open but that number doesn’t even begin to tell the story. Woods was repeatedly in the fairway throughout the day but he never figured out his iron play and it got him in tons of trouble.He made five bogeys and five birdies to finish out his round and is now even par for the tournament going into the final round. Related Newslast_img read more