G. Love And Special Sauce Close Out Fox Theatre 25th Anniversary Month [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images The famed Boulder venue, The Fox Theatre, opened on March 6th, 1992. Twenty-five years later, the space is still going strong as one of the most preeminent music venues on Colorado’s Front Range. This past month, the Fox Theatre celebrated its long-standing history with a 25th anniversary month jam-packed with performances by a bunch of our favorite acts. To it all out, The Fox Theatre tapped G. Love and Special Sauce to play the final performance of their insane March musical calendar on March 31st. You can check out photos from G. Love and Special Sauce’s show marking an end to the Fox Theatre’s 25th anniversary month below, courtesy of Alan Westman.last_img

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Paralympic Games was worth participating: Adjetey Sowah

first_imgThe Vice President of the Ghana Paralympic Association Adjetey Sowah says Team Ghana’s participation at the just ended Paralympics in London has provided the association a perfect learning platform.Team Ghana failed to make the desired impact at the Games after all four athletes failed to win a medal in their respective events.Powerlifter Charles Teye Narh could only manage an eighth place in the 10-man keenly contested Powerlifting event. Ghana’s first ever Para cyclist Alem Mumuni also failed in both the Men’s Individual C 1-3 and C 2 Time Trial events.Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe, three-time Paralympian and one of the nation’s leading athletes could not make it to the finals of the men’s 100meter category after finishing 7th in the first heat. Anita Fordjour who was tipped to win a medal by virtue of participating in three different track and field events also disappointed.According to Adjetey Sowah, his outfit has been exposed to very useful lessons that will be implemented to improve Ghana disable sports.“It’s a food for thought, we have learnt a useful lesson and it has given us the necessary exposure”. He told JOY Sports “Our working relationship with other countries has given us the edge to explore other opportunities towards trying to reach out to other athletes”.last_img read more

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Black Queens coach delighted over increased Women’s World Cup slot for Africa

first_imgTechnical handlers of Ghana’s Women national team are raving about FIFA’s decision to increase the number of slots for Africa at the World Cup.FIFA has increased the number of participating countries from sixteen to twenty-four.This means the top three in the 2014 African Women’s Championship in Namibia will represent the continent in Canada for the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup.Since 1991, Africa has had two representatives at the women’s version.“This decision is long overdue,” Black Queens coach Kuuku Dadzie told Joy Sports.“It is very good news for Africa because women’s football in Africa is growing and it’s high time FIFA saw this and gave Africa more space in the world cup. “So I believe it’s good news for Africa and for that matter Ghana because we are third in Africa at the moment.“And if we are third best in Africa and FIFA is giving us three slots, it means that if we work hard, we will go to the world cup.”last_img read more

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Medeama beat Ashgold to emerge Super Cup champions

first_imgMedaema SC, the MTN FAC Cup Champions edged Ashanti Gold FC, the league champions by a goal to nil to emerge the champion of champions of Ghana.Medeama made their intentions clear right from the blast of the referee’s whistle, but Ashgold soaked the pressure and capitalized on a counter break however, Isaac Amoah’s effort went wayward.Akwasi Donsu’s freekick in the 15th minute was fixed to the torch line by Black Stars goalkeeper Fatau Dauda to give the Miners a big sigh of relieves. Donsu was a big threat to Miners throughout the game, but Fatau Dauda on the day was the best player on the Ashgold set-up as his fantastic saves denied the likes of Donsu, Benjamin Bature,etc a goal in the first half.Ashgold on couple of occasions also created some decent chances, but  Isaac Amoah, Tijani Joshua wasted the opportunities that were presented to them.Emmanuel Osei Baffour nearly gave Ashgold the match opener, but his effort missed the goal post by some few inches to bring the first half to a close.Medeama resumed the 2nd half of the game by taking the game to Ashgold like they did in the early minutes of the first half. Ashgold managed to coil the attacking threats of the Tarkwa based. The tempo of the 2 half low as both sides failed to play much pressing game that could have put pressure on the goalkeepers.Kadiri Mohammed had the most glorious opportunity to hit the back of the net, after Hudu Yakubu’s corner kick found his head in an unmarked position, but his header missed the post.Medeama responded by putting together a fast counter attacking play that finally fell the way of Benjamin Bature, their leading attacker. However he shot wide to create no problem for Fatau Dauda in post.Muntari Tagoe acrobatically saved Joseph Atto Bissah’s bicycle kick in the 80th minute, before Frederick Quayson slotted in the rebound from an offside position and referee Daniel Laryea made the right call by disallowing the goal.Bernard Ofori fetched Medeama the lone goal in the 87th minute when he scored from a deflected ball that came his way in a seemly offside position. However, the centre referee saw it differently by making the goal stand. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Scott Van Slyke’s two homers lead Dodgers over Reds 6-2

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error CINCINNATI >> With two swings, Scott Van Slyke went from backup outfielder to star of the game.Van Slyke drove in a career-high four runs with two homers off struggling left-hander Tony Cingrani, and the Dodgers pulled away to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night, a rare comfortable win in their pitching-dominated series.Van Slyke hit a solo homer and a three-run shot off Cingrani (2-7), who could lose his spot in the rotation when Mat Latos returns from the disabled list later this week. Cingrani gave up a career-high six runs in 4 2/3 innings of his fifth straight loss.The Dodgers like Van Slyke for his versatility. He has started four games in center, 11 in left and three at first base. The problem is that there’s no room for him to have a regular spot. Haren opened the season 4-0 and has been trying to get back into form the past month.“I started the year throwing the ball very well,” Haren said. “I’ve just really been mediocre here for a while. Today the bullpen picked me up.”The Dodgers have gone 3-1 at the start of their seven-game trip to Colorado and Cincinnati despite hip injuries to right fielder Yasiel Puig and second baseman Dee Gordon. Puig was back in the lineup on Monday and had a single and a walk. Gordon pinch hit in the ninth and beat out an infield single.The Dodgers and Reds have played a lot of close games the last two seasons. Six of their last seven had been decided by one run, with Cincinnati holding a 4-3 advantage in those games.Van Slyke made this a comfortable win for the Dodgers, getting a career-high three hits. In addition to the homers, he singled and walked twice, reaching base in all five plate appearances.Van Slyke came into the game with four homers and seven RBIs. He led off the second inning with a homer and ended Cingrani’s outing with a three-run shot in the fifth that made it 6-2. It was his second career two-homer game.Cingrani has struggled since he returned from an inflamed shoulder that landed him on the disabled list. He’s 0-5 in those five starts with a 6.26 ERA and nine homers allowed. The left-hander gave up seven hits — matching his career high — and three walks on Monday.The Reds fell to 3-4 on their 10-game homestand, leaving them fourth in the NL Central.Haren had one rough inning, helping the Reds tie it 1-all in the second. Brayan Pena snapped a career-worst 0-for-17 slump with a single, and Zack Cozart singled. The runners advanced on a wild pitch, and Pena scored when Haren bounced a pitch to Cingrani with two outs.center_img “I know what I’m here for, so I don’t mind it,” Van Slyke said. “I’m not going to complain.”Nor will the Dodgers.“He’s been good for us all year,” manager Don Mattingly said. “This guy’s just kind of slowly showing his value over time. He’s a guy that sneaks up on you. Plays all three outfield spots really well.“I think he’s a guy that you could expand his role. Obviously that’s not here right now.”Dan Haren (6-4) gave up five hits in 5 1/3 innings, including Ryan Ludwick’s solo homer, for his first win since May 12. Brandon League escaped a bases-loaded, no-outs threat in the eighth by getting Ludwick to hit a comebacker that led to a home-to-first double play.last_img read more

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