PHOTOS: The Revivalists Blow Roof Off DC’s 9:30 Club, 11/15/2017 & 11/16/2017

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Keith Griner Photo: Keith Griner The Revivalists | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC | 11/15 & 16/2017 | Photos: Phierce Photo Last week, The Revivalists were hitting it hard, offering up a fiery two-night stand at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club. With singer and frontman Dave Shaw leading the way with his soulful vocals and the band’s tight musicality highlighted across both performances, The Revivalists’ back-to-back performances in Washington DC showed the band at its best. You can check out photos from the group’s two-night run at our nation’s capital below, courtesy of Phierce Photo.The Revivalists Perform Two Songs On Jimmy Kimmel Livelast_img

‘I acted like a fool’: Neymar regrets Marseille red card

first_imgNeymar said he “acted like a fool” following his red card against Marseille but called on football officials to do more to combat discrimination after accusing Spanish defender Alvaro Gonzalez of racism.The Brazil forward was one of five players sent off after a mass brawl at the end of PSG’s 1-0 loss in Ligue 1 on Sunday, and later claimed Gonzalez had called him a “monkey” in a series of furious tweets.PSG have stood by the world’s most expensive player, saying the club “strongly supports” him, but Neymar conceded he would accept his punishment which is expected to be revealed by the French league’s disciplinary commission on Wednesday. “Should I have ignored it? I don’t know yet… Today, with a cool head, I say yes, but in due course, my companions and I asked the referees for help and we were ignored. “I accept my punishment because I should have followed the path of clean football. I hope, on the other hand, that the offender will also be punished.”Racism exists. It exists, but we have to stop it. No more. Enough!””The guy was a fool. I also acted like a fool for letting me get involved in that,” he added.Marseille defend Gonzalez PSG have lost their opening two games of the season for the first time since 1984/85, and face another spell without Neymar whose first two seasons in France were marred by injuries.They host Metz on Metz on Wednesday in what was originally scheduled to be their Ligue 1 season opener.Meanwhile, Marseille issued a statement of their own defending Gonzalez. He denied racism and accused Neymar of being a bad loser.”Alvaro Gonzalez is not racist. He has shown us that by his daily behaviour since joining the club, as his team-mates have already testified,” the statement read.The league’s disciplinary commission, which will decide the punishments, could investigate Neymar’s accusations against Gonzalez, who Marseille claim was spat on by Angel Di Maria.Marseille pledged to “fully cooperate” with any investigation and said the club would remain at the disposal of the commission.Any racist behaviour carries a maximum suspension of 10 matches. Spitting directed at another player can lead to a ban of up to six matches.Kurzawa meanwhile could be suspended for up to seven matches for violent conduct after aiming a punch at opposition full-back Amavi.Topics : “Yesterday I revolted. I was punished with red because I wanted to hit someone who offended me,” Neymar said in a lengthy Instagram post Monday.”I thought I could not leave without doing something because I realised that those in charge would not do anything, did not notice or ignored the fact.”Marseille player Alvaro Gonzalez allegedly said to Neymar:‘Shut up Monkey’Neymar turns to officials:‘Racism no?’#Neymar #PSG #Marseille #Brawl #Racism #Ligue1 pic.twitter.com/euEHLkpXOp— Daoud Nawaz (@DaoudNawaz) September 13, 2020Neymar was dismissed for slapping Gonzalez on the back of the head, with team-mates Layvin Kurzawa and Leandro Paredes also sent off, as well as Marseille’s Dario Benedetto and Jordan Amavi.”In our sport, aggressions, insults, swearing are part of the game, of the dispute. You can’t be affectionate. I understand this guy partly, all is part of the game, but racism and intolerance are unacceptable,” Neymar continued.last_img read more

Champions Trophy semi-final :Kohli calls for complete focus against ‘dangerous’ opponents Bangladesh

first_img(REUTERS) – India captain Virat Kohli shrugged off concerns about his team’s lower-middle order ahead of their Champions Trophy semi-final with Bangladesh today and called for complete focus against their “dangerous” opponents.India’s top order were solid in group-stage victories over Pakistan and South Africa, meaning the likes of Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja have not really been tested apart from during the defeat by Sri Lanka.The trio did not bat against South Africa and Jadeja has not faced a ball in the tournament, leading to concerns about what might happen if the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni fail to fire.“As a batsman you want to finish off games,” Kohli told a news conference yesterday. “You are not necessarily going to get out thinking ‘my middle order has not got enough game time’.“We know Kedar and Hardik are playing really well at the moment so we are not bothered at all.”Kohli said India would field the same team that pulled off a comprehensive eight-wicket win over South Africa in their last match, meaning spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will keep his place at the expense of pace bowler Umesh Yadav.The skipper also warned his team not to underestimate Bangladesh, a team who have improved dramatically over the past few years to the point where they are now one game away from reaching a first final at an ICC event.“It’s no surprise anymore to anyone that they are doing really well,” Kohli added. “They are a very dangerous side on their day and everyone realises that … Bangladesh have taken huge strides.”Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza urged his team not to let the hype surrounding the match get to them.“Our plan was always to take it match by match,” he said. “I think if everyone approaches the semi-final as just another match, it will be good for the team.“There will be a lot of hype around this game … but our first task is to stay relaxed and play.”Mortaza said Bangladesh would need to adapt to the conditions at Edgbaston, a venue they have not played at yet during the tournament.“The wicket looks the same as the one at The Oval,” he added. “It could be tough, but the truth is we will have to adjust to playing on it no matter what shape it is in.”The Bangladesh skipper also dismissed concerns that the pressure of the occasion could get to his side.“If you talk about pressure, I think India have more pressure than we. Because huge population is there and the people love cricket a lot,” he said. “Both teams have a lot of expectations.”last_img read more