Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, & More Team Up For All-Star “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” Concert [Video]

first_imgIt’s been a rough month for natural disasters affecting North America, and the artist community has come together to show their support in various benefit concerts around the country. On September 22 at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center, great legends Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and more hosted the Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas benefit concert. Performances from Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham and Ha*Ash also highlighted the event. The house band featured Charlie Sexton as musical director with Asleep At The Wheel. All proceeds from the concert went to benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund.The event was live streamed on Friday night, and was highlighted by several surprise moments and collaborations. Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt performed a duet of “Texas Flood” by Stevie Ray Vaughn; Nelson teamed up with Leon Bridges to perform his original “Funny How Time Slips Away”; Paul Simon delivered versions of “America” by Simon & Garfunkel and a cover of Ernest Tubb‘s “Waltz Across Texas” with his wife Edie Brickell; James Taylor performed “Country Road,” as well as “You Can’t Close Your Eyes” with Bonnie Raitt. The performers all joined together for a concert-closing rendition of “On The Road Again.”You can watch the full performance in the video below, courtesy of KHOU 11:last_img read more

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Cricket News ICC bans THIS cricket director from all cricket for 10 years

first_img New Delhi: Former Zimbabwe Cricket Director Enock Ikope has been banned from all forms of cricket for 10 years after the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of non-cooperation and obstruction of investigations. The Tribunal heard evidence that the ACU had established information during its investigation into the corrupt approach made by Rajan Nayer to Zimbabwe cricket Captain Graeme Cremer, which gave the ACU reasonable grounds to suspect that Ikope may have engaged in corrupt conduct under the Code. Nayer, then Treasurer and Marketing Director of the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association (HMCA), was charged under the Code and banned from all cricket for 20 years.”Ikope was bound by the Code as a result of his affiliation to the HMCA as its Chairman and to Zimbabwe Cricket as its (at the time) Director. highlights Zimbabwe Cricket Director banned for 10 years by ICC. Zimbabwe cricket is not a part of the forthcoming World Cup. ICC thanks Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer to get this into their notice.   As such, he was required to cooperate fully with ACU investigations Following a full hearing and presentation of written and oral argument, the Tribunal found Ikope guilty of three offences under the Code,” ICC said in a press release. He has been declared guilty of breaching Article 2.4.6 and 2.4.7.It includes refusal to hand over his mobile phone and documents demanded by the ACU, for further failures and delays and for deletion of data from his mobile phone before handing it over to the ACU.Ikope was banned by the Tribunal for 5 years in respect of each breach. The Tribunal ordered the first two of the 5 year periods of ineligibility to run concurrently, with the penalty for the third breach of Article 2.4.7 to run consecutively, resulting in a total ban of 10 years.”We welcome this decision and the substantial sanction imposed on Mr Ikope which reflects the gravity of the offences.Non-cooperation and obstruction of our investigations by participants to the Code are simply not acceptable and I hope this and other recent sanctions sends out a clear message to anyone involved in the sport,” Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager ACU said.  “Once again we must thank an international captain, Graeme Cremer, for his absolute professionalism in recognising the initial approach by Mr Nayer, rejecting and then reporting it. We are thankful to him and to Zimbabwe Cricket for all the help during the investigations.”(With Inputs: PTI) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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‘In the presence of greatness’ – Root praises Stokes

first_img… Star all-rounder the toast of English cricket once again after starring with bat and ball in victory over West Indies at Old TraffordENGLAND skipper Joe Root believes his team is “in the presence of greatness” with star all-rounder Ben Stokes in their side.Stokes was England’s match-winner in their series-levelling victory over the West Indies in Manchester, becoming the first English player to score more than 250 runs and take more than two wickets in a single Test.In 16 Tests since the start of 2019, Stokes averages 55 with the bat and 28 with the ball having last year steered his side to a historic World Cup win as well as a memorable Test victory over Australia at Headingley.After England secured a 113-run win at Old Trafford on Monday, with Stokes starring with both bat and ball on the final day, Root labelled his vice-captain “Mr Incredible”.Everyone understands we are watching a player at the peak of his powers, at the peak of world cricket,” Root said.“Without trying to pump his tyres too much, we are in the presence of greatness.“He’s a genuinely all-round player, something that you don’t see in world cricket. You see guys who have certain strengths, either batting or bowling. But he’s someone you can turn to in any situation.”The Old Trafford Test was dominated by Stokes, who was on the field for all but 51 of the 350 overs in the match, playing contrasting innings with the bat and making vital breakthroughs with the ball.His first-innings 176, the slowest of his 10 Test hundreds, was followed by a quick-fire 78 not out from just 57 balls as an opener in the second innings as England chased quick runs, the fastest ever Test half-century by an England opener.His three wickets in the match all came at crucial junctures, two of them breaking partnerships of 76 and 100 respectively, the highest the Windies enjoyed in the Test.“He’s got so many different skills that he brings to the team,” Root said.Stokes gets inventive as England punish Windies“He’s played a role for us this game with the ball. You can use him in a completely different way as well.“He just seems to get better and better. I think one thing that this game showed more than others is his ability to read different situations. He can do so many roles with the bat. You look at the rest of the game – his impact with the ball. He made something happen when nothing was.“To have such a complete game in so many different gears and modes at your disposal allows you the ability to keep getting better. Most importantly, if he keeps reading the situations as he is, there’s no reason we can’t continue to see such brilliant performances as we have done this week.“There’s drive to get better. The sky is the limit. There’s no reason he can’t keep performing so consistently.”Most importantly for England just days out from the series decider, starting on Friday, Stokes says he’ll be fit to play in the final Test despite pulling up sore partway through his 15th over on the final day.“I’m fine,” Stokes told Sky Sports. “Just the body started to get quite stiff.“I said to Broady (Stuart Broad), ‘the body’s starting to stiffen up, what do you reckon?’ and he said, ‘just stop’. Three or four years ago against Pakistan I had the same thing and I ended up blowing my calf so I didn’t want to take that risk.“Obviously, I’ll give everything to the team, whatever is asked of me.”(Cricket.com.au)last_img read more

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