After spending a weekend in Aspen, CO, Umphrey’s McGee is gearing up to take over the West Coast this coming weekend. With shows in Tahoe, Oakland, and more, expect some hearty ragers from the rockin’ jam band starting this Thursday.One such show, the band’s performance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, is getting some extra loving. SiriusXM Jam ON just announced that they will be live streaming the show, which begins this Saturday, March 26th, at 11 PM Eastern. The Wiltern is a classic venue, and fans can certainly expect greatness from UM’s return, especially with TAUK opening things up for the show.For those East Coast fans who can’t keep their eyes open, fear not. Sirius XM is planning to rebroadcast the stream a handful of times, including Sunday at 3 PM, Monday at 8 AM, and Wednesday at 2 PM (all Eastern). Check out the schedule and graphic below:
“Thank you, Westerlo for making me feel at home and welcome. Let’s get some wins and go for the title. Project Promotion,” he had written on his Instagram page minutes after he was signed in September.According to the club statement, Emenike did not reach the expected level of performance after managing just one start in five league games with no goal to his credit. His short-term contract was to expire at the end of the season but both parties agreed on its termination last Thursday.“Emmanuel Emenike and KVC Westerlo have decided in mutual agreement to end their collaboration. Despite the many efforts made by both parties in the best understanding, the player could not be brought to the level that both parties had intended,” the statement read.“In those circumstances, it was appropriate to end the agreement with a good feeling. KVC Westerlo wants to thank Emmanuel for choosing and trusting the club and the player wishes to thank the club for the opportunity he was granted.”His move to Belgium meant the much-travelled and vastly-experienced Emenike had joined his tenth professional club in nine years, after stints in South Africa, Turkey, Russia, United Arab Emirates, England, Spain and Greece.Prior to his move to Belgium, the former Nigerian international did not play football in the entire 2018-19 season after suffering an injury last year during his loan spell in the Spanish La Liga with Las Palmas.Emenike’s first “missionary journey to Turkey” with Fenerbahce was more of controversy than memorable. He was accused of match-fixing, though he was later released without charge.In his second stint with the Turkish side, he was very unpopular with the club’s supporters largely due to his poor performance, scoring only four goals in 27 appearances. So much so that he once stormed off the field after he was abused by his own fans, culminating in a move to UAE side, Al Ain on loan.Emenike later joined Greek champions, Olympiakos from Fenerbahce, after signing a two-year deal and a fee said to be about $2.8 million. After struggling with injuries and lack of first-team football, Olympiakos provided him with a platform that includes the European Champions League.“I know there are big expectations from the fans and club, but I am ready. I’ve joined the most successful club in Greek football and I want to give my best for the team,” the 30-year-old had told BBC Sport.The former Super Eagles striker was the sixth Nigerian player to sign for Olympiakos of Greece, following in the footsteps of Rashidi Yekini, James Obiorah, Haruna Babangida, Michael Olaitan and Brown Ideye.Between the summer of 2009 and 2012, the forward averaged over 14 league goals per season with Karabukspor and Spartak. During the 2013-14 campaign, he managed 12 goals in 28 league outings for Fener, but in 2014, despite making only one league outing less, he contributed only four goals.After a memorable display against Bosnia-Herzegovina at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, in which he drove down the left flank, leaving defenders in his wake before setting up Osaze Odemwingie’s pivotal winner, Emenike went on 15 international matches without a goal. Late coach Stephen Keshi had to drop Emenike, who previously would have been the first name on the list.He made 93 appearances in all competitions during his time at Fenerbahce scoring 25 goals.Emenike came to limelight when he was invited to the national team for a friendly game against Sierra Leone. Thereafter, he was called up to Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and scored in the opening match against Burkina Faso in a 1–1 draw. He also scored the first goal in the quarter-final match between Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire which Nigeria won 2–1.He is fondly remembered at Fenerbahce and Spartak Moscow for bullying opposition defence.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram When Emmanuel Emenike joined Belgian First Division B club Westerlo in September as a free agent, he not only saw it as an opportunity to revive his dwindling career, the former Fenerbahce of Turkey striker also set a tall order for himself-to help the club secure promotion to the top-flight. It was however not to be as less than two months after signing he was sacked. Could this be the end of a once-bright football star? Emmanuel Emenike’s four goals at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa was crucial to Nigeria’s winning the biennial competition for the third time, giving some observers the impression that a striker that would fill the vacuum left by Super Eagles all-time highest goal scorer, Rashidi Yekini, had finally arrived. It was however not to be, as his career nosedived. His involvement in many controversies with his various clubs did not help matters too.Belgian First Division B club Westerlo last week released Emenike, just two months after he joined the club as a free agent in September. The former West Ham United striker had joined Bob Peeters’ side two months ago with the ambition of helping them secure promotion to the top-flight after having a successful trial.
The last time the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team faced off against Ohio State, they swept the Buckeyes at home. The second series of the season between the two will occur this weekend in Columbus, Ohio.Though the Badgers (21-3-2, 17-3-2-1 WCHA) were able to take care of the Buckeyes (11-12-5, 6-11-5-2) the first time around, this time Ohio State has a lot at stake as they set their sights on becoming the number two team in the nation.When the two teams took the ice against each other for the first time in the 2013-14 season, it was a battle of two top 10 squads. Right off the bat Ohio State attacked quickly in both games. Within the first 30 seconds, Ohio State went up 1-0 on Wisconsin. Though the Badgers eventually clawed back the lead both Friday and Saturday, Ohio State was competitive and continually threatened Wisconsin goaltender Alex Rigsby throughout the game.One of the Buckeyes’ keys to being competitive against Wisconsin earlier this year was the speed of their team, particularly their forwards. The Buckeyes transition and strike quickly, which left the Badgers vulnerable on the back line.Critical to that speed attack is sophomore forward Julia McKinnon and freshman forward Claudia Kepler. Kepler, a Verona, Wis., native, scored both of the opening goals in the team’s first series with Wisconsin. Since then Kepler has become the Buckeyes leading goal scorer, notching 14 goals in her first season.This weekend’s games are critically important to the Buckeyes as they attempt to clinch home ice for the WCHA playoffs. A loss would completely eliminate Ohio State’s hopes of home ice advantage in the playoffs.Along with conference seeding, a win against Wisconsin would be a great boost to the Buckeyes morale at the end of the season. As Ohio State needs to essentially win out in order to make the NCAA tournament, a win against Wisconsin could very well define their season.“When you are in this position [being the number two team in the country] you have a target on your back,” redshirt junior Brittany Ammerman said. “Everyone plays a little bit harder, a bit more on edge.”The Buckeyes’ determination to defeat the Badgers has been made quite clear as Ohio State prepares the OSU Ice Rink for a Whiteout. Along with offering free admission and bringing in Brutus the Buckeye (a rare occasion for women’s hockey at Ohio State) Ohio State’s athletic department, in the last week, has painted social media with the phrase, “Whiteout Wisconsin.”In addition, Ohio State has a significant amount of momentum going into their series with Wisconsin. The Buckeyes have won four straight over WCHA opponents and are undefeated in their last seven. In fact, they only have three losses in their last 14 games, all to No. 1 Minnesota.Wisconsin has also continued to play consistently since their last matchup with Ohio State. Their special teams especially have been great all year. Both Wisconsin’s power play and penalty kill are ranked second in the nation. Similarly Wisconsin has the best scoring defense in the country allowing just more than a goal per game and has gotten stronger with Rigsby making her return to the ice two weeks ago. With Rigsby back with the team, Wisconsin has gotten back the best goaltender in the country in terms of goals against average. Rigsby is averaging just below one goal allowed per game and brings more experiences than her freshman back up Ann-Renee Desbiens.With both teams playing so well, the series should be fairly competitive. Both teams will be looking to use this opportunity to measure up against another hot team and it should create an entertaining series.“[I am] looking forward to the opportunity to go down to Columbus and play Ohio State, a team that hasn’t lost in eight games (sic),” head coach Mark Johnson said. “It will be a very competitive, spirited series, and looking forward to the challenge.”With two weeks of rest under the belt since their last game, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is looking to use this series as a spring board into next week’s matchups with Minnesota.Wisconsin and Ohio State play Friday at 7:07 p.m. ET and Saturday at 4:07 p.m. ET.
Nigerian audiences can join the estimated 80, 000 spectators expected at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium for two live screenings of the fight in Nigeria. Simulcast viewings will be held in Joshuaâ€™s ancestral hometown of Sagamu at the Baba Josh Memorial Hall, as well as at the Hard Rock CafÃ© in Lagos.The live screenings, which coincide with the Sagamu Day celebrations, are endorsed by the Sagamu Youth Congress and will have members of the Joshua clan in attendance.The main bout is scheduled to start at 10.30pm however, doors at the Sagamu and Lagos viewing centres will open from 6pm to give boxing fans the opportunity to watch all the undercard fights. Spectators at the viewing centres will also be kept entertained by musical performances and stand-up comedy from local artists in the build up to the fight.â€œWe pride ourselves on broadcasting nothing but the best in international and African sporting action. We will once again provide exclusive broadcast of yet another epic Joshua showdown on our platform, as well as live screenings of the fight where we will see one of our own hopefully retain his unbeaten track record,â€ expressed General Manager KwesÃ© Free Sports Nigeria, ChiChi Nwoko.â€œAs the only pan-African and local sports channel in Nigeria with exclusive rights to the fight, KwesÃ© Free Sports will broadcast the fight on UHF 32 in Lagos or channel 732 on Free TV decoders in Jos and Abuja,â€ added Nwoko.Boxing fans can also visit their nearest KwesÃ© branded store(s) to purchase a decoder and dish for N10,960 (inclusive of one month free subscription) to catch the fight on KwesÃ© Sports 1, channel 300 on KwesÃ© TV bouquet.This is Joshuaâ€™s return to the ring after his memorable win against Wladimir Klitschko in April this year. Following this impressive win, Joshua will enter the ring with 19 knockout victories under his belt and the confidence to match.Takam is a new match up, following Kubrat Pulevâ€™s unexpected withdrawal, both fighters are ready to put it all on the line for bragging rights and three heavyweight titles. Both opponents trace their roots to African soil, and will generate a lot of conversation among youths on the continent.KwesÃ© has made the fight available to sports fans across the continent on multiple platforms; including free-to-air TV, satellite (pay) TV and mobile phones through the Kwese App. The broadcaster has also made provision for fans who prefer digital viewing and will broadcast the fight live on the KwesÃ© ESPN Facebook page – www.facebook.com/kwesesports.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As the exclusive African broadcaster for all Anthony Joshua fights, KwesÃ© will broadcast his fight against Takam live on the continentâ€™s largest pan-African free-to-air channel KwesÃ© Free Sports.This means sports fans across the continent have free access to enjoy this explosive fight wherever they are. KwesÃ© Free Sports Africaâ€™s largest sports channel will provide full ring side access as Nigeriaâ€™s son Joshua defends his world heavyweight titles against Takam.