2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs field set

first_imgThe field is set.The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs begin this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and we know which 16 drivers will compete for the championship when the postseason opens at LVMS for the first time in series history.Two spots were up for grabs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday in the regular-season finale, with 10 drivers having locked in their spots already via wins and four clinched via points.MORE: Photos from Indy weekendThose outside the playoff picture entering Indianapolis were in a win-or-bust mode, and the upset victory didn’t materialize with Brad Keselowski winning at the Brickyard.Below is the 16-driver field with the official seeding and points.MORE: Keselowski wins at Indianapolis1. Kyle Busch: 2,050 points2. Kevin Harvick: 2,050 points3. Martin Truex Jr.: 2,035 points4. Brad Keselowski: 2,019 points5.  Clint Bowyer: 2,015 points6. Joey Logano: 2014 points7. Kurt Busch: 2,014 points8. Chase Elliott: 2,008 points9. Ryan Blaney: 2,007 points10. Erik Jones: 2,005 points11. Austin Dillon: 2,005 points12. Kyle Larson: 2,005 points13. Denny Hamlin: 2,003 points14. Aric Almirola: 2,001 points15. Jimmie Johnson: 2,000 points16. Alex Bowman: 2,000 pointsRegular Season Champion: Kyle Busch clinched the honor at Indy, becoming the second driver to win the distinction since NASCAR moved to this playoffs format prior to the 2017 season. Last year’s Regular Season Champion, Martin Truex Jr., went on to win the championship in Miami. For Busch, in addition to winning the honor and receiving a trophy, he receives a crucial 15 playoff points to add to his total and carry over from round to round.Last In: Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman entered Indianapolis on the good side of the playoff bubble, but not locked in. Both could breathe a sigh of relief when a first-time 2018 winner positioned below the cutoff line didn’t throw the field into disarray by winning.First Out: Ryan Newman finished the regular season in the top 16 of the driver standings, but he’s not in the 16-driver postseason field. That’s because Austin Dillon, who stood 18th in the standings after Indianapolis, won the Daytona 500 — and in this format, winning trumps all. Newman missed the playoffs this year after qualifying for the postseason in 2017. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Jamie McMurray, Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth (part time in 2018) were the other playoff drivers who missed out this year.First-timers: Erik Jones, in his second full-time Monster Energy Series season, qualified for the series’ playoffs for the first time. He’s the only first-timer in the field, although Aric Almirola and Ryan Blaney qualified for the second time in their respective careers.last_img read more

Khruangbin Share Global-Inspired ‘Late Night Tales’ Compilation [Stream]

first_imgKhruangbin has started the weekend with the arrival of their new Late Night Tales compilation project, which debuted via YouTube on Friday morning.Announced back in late October, Late Night Tales includes their previously-shared cover of  Kool & The Gang‘s “Summer Madness”, along with an eclectic mix of recordings from a mix of artists whose musical styles are pulled from locations and cultures around the world. The curated compilation ranges from Asian pop to Nigerian reggae, South Korean rock to Hindi-disco, and everything in between. The band also highlights Texas locals David Marez and Kelly Doyle, in addition to an exclusive spoken-word track produced by Khruangbin from Tierney Malone and Geoffrey Muller.Other artists featured on the new digital mixtape include Devadip Carlos Santana and Turiya Alice Coltrane, Nazia Hassan, Maxwell Udoh, Paloma San Basilio, and more.Related: Khruangbin Progresses Beyond The Standard Formula On New Album, ‘Mordechai’ [Review]The band said in a statement about their compilation,It’s cool to think about what you would listen to late at night, as a band together, lighting a spliff, kinda vibe. We definitely wanted to cover as much global territory as possible; so it was the globe and then home. We wanted to show the treasures from our hometown, or people from our hometown that the rest of the world probably doesn’t know. That’s what makes Khruangbin Khruangbin. The stubbornness about being so hometown-centric but what makes Houston is this constant international influence. That’s that gulf stream, bringing it right into Houston. So I guess that’s kind of the theme.Scroll down to stream the new compilation via the YouTube player below or through your preferred streaming platform.Khruangbin – Late Night Tales Compilation[Video: Late Night Tales]Khruangbin’s Late Night Tales Compilation Tracklist:1. Devadip Carlos Santana And Turiya Alice Coltrane – “Illuminations”2. Brilliantes Del Veulo – “I Know That (When The Springtime Comes)”3. Nazia Hassan – “Khushi”4. Kelly Doyle – “DRM”5. Sanulim – “Don’t Go”6. Maxwell Udoh – “I Like It (Don’t Stop)”7. David Marez – “Enséñame”8. Gerald Lee – “Can You Feel The Love (Reprise)”9. Justine & The Victorian Punks – “Still You”10. George Yanagi + Nadja Band -「祭ばやしが聞こえる」のテーマ11. Песняры – “Зачарованная моя”12. Khruangbin – “Summer Madness” (Exclusive Kool & The Gang Cover Version)13. Paloma San Basilio – “Contigo”14. Roha Band – “Yetikimt Abeba”15. Tierney Malone / Geoffrey Muller – “Transmission for Jehn: Gnossienne No 1” (Produced by Khruangbin)View Compilation Tracklistlast_img read more

Broadway Grosses: Star-Packed Boys in the Band Surpasses One Million Dollars in First Week

first_img Related Shows View Comments Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking comic drama The Boys in the Band has officially arrived on Broadway. The iconic play is receiving its first main-stem staging with a talent-packed cast including Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons and Andrew Rannells. Audiences are clearly thrilled about the production, as proven by the first week of box office reports. In its kickoff to Broadway previews, The Boys in the Band brought in a strong gross of $1,008,097.00, nearly reaching full capacity of the Booth Theatre. The Boys in the Band is scheduled for a limited engagement through August 11, so now couldn’t be a better time to make plans to experience the stirring work in person.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending May 6:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($3,101,303.00)2. The Lion King ($2,116,907.00)3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ($2,104,904.50)4. Springsteen on Broadway ($1,928,605.00)*5. Frozen ($1,689,302.00)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Once On This Island ($435,430.06)4. Travesties ($378,743.10)3. Children of a Lesser God ($297,762.00)2. The Play That Goes Wrong ($241,751.16)1. Saint Joan ($207,881.10)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.23%)2. Hamilton (101.79%)3. Come From Away (101.52%)4. Dear Evan Hansen  (101.27%)5. Mean Girls (100.76%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Children of a Lesser God (70.14%)4. A Bronx Tale (63.39%)3. School of Rock (61.34%)2. Escape to Margaritaville (56.63%)1. The Play That Goes Wrong (53.38%)*Number based on four performancesSource: The Broadway League Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 11, 2018center_img The stars of “The Boys in the Band”(Photo: Polk & Co.) The Boys in the Bandlast_img read more

Team news: Hartpury vs Bristol Rugby

first_imgBristol make five changes for last game of the campaignHurrell makes first league start since DecemberFive internationals in starting line-upAcademy back rower Jack Capon could make debut league outingThe centre – who has been on loan at Bath – returns to the midfield, while Lam makes a total of five changes for the College Stadium encounter.Academy graduate trio Ryan Edwards, Callum Sheedy and Andy Uren also come into the backline as Bristol target a 100% away record for the campaign.In the only change to the pack, loanee prop James Lay is included in the front row, while Sam Graham retains his place in the back row following an impressive league debut.Lam said: “It’s been a good week’s training and there’s been a sharp focus. The main thing for us is the preparation and getting our mindset right.“We understand that Hartpury have extended seating at their ground, we’ve got a lot of supporters heading up, so we take a lot of pride in ensuring that we give them a performance to be proud of.”With a multitude of injuries in the back five, Jack Capon could make his first Championship outing from the bench.Bristol Rugby team to face Hartpury at College Stadium on Saturday, 28 April (3pm KO):15. Jordan Williams; 14. Ryan Edwards, 13. Will Hurrell, 12. Tusi Pisi, 11. David Lemi; 10. Callum Sheedy, 9. Andy Uren; 1. Soane Tonga’uiha, 2. Nick Fenton-Wells, 3. James Lay, 4. Joe Joyce, 5. Ed Holmes, 6. Sam Jeffries, 7. Sam Graham, 8. Jordan Crane (c).Replacements: 16. Will Capon, 17. Ryan Bevington, 18. Ollie Dawe, 19. Jack Capon, 20. Rhodri Williams, 21. Billy Searle, 22. Jack Tovey.UNAVAILABLE: Jack Cosgrove (foot), Jason Harris-Wright (knee), John Hawkins (knee), Chris Vui (ankle), Joe Latta (shoulder), Ehize Ehizode (shoulder), Steven Luatua (knee), Joe Batley (illness), James Dun (knee), Nick Haining (hip), Jack Lam (neck), Dan Thomas (knee), Siale Piutau (dead leg), Aaron Chapman (achilles), Mat Protheroe (knee).last_img read more

Window closed but Newcastle still being linked with Austin

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR…The transfer window closing has not stopped speculation over the future of Charlie Austin.The north-east media continually insisted that Newcastle were pursuing a deal to sign the QPR striker despite no approach being made.And now there is speculation that the Magpies could make a move for Austin when the transfer window re-opens.The Northern Echo claim Newcastle will attempt to sign him in January having decided not to make an offer on deadline day.There was constant speculation over Austin’s future ahead of the deadlineThe Newcastle Chronicle also suggests that there could be an attempt to sign Austin in January.Several newspapers, including the Daily Express, reckon Crystal Palace made an attempt to land Austin shortly before the transfer deadline. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Deterrian Shackelford: Can’t get up for Egg Bowl, then ‘don’t need to be playing’

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:eba2429d840be1da57a70677 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-620167-3905314973001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Ole Miss lineback Deterrian Shackelford said motiovation should be not be a factor at all for next week’s game against Mississippi State, even after a 30-0 loss to Arkansas. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more