13-Year-Old Pianist Owen York Shares His First-Ever Original Composition [Watch]

first_imgJam fans have taken note of Owen York, as the 13-year old pianist first turned heads with a show-stopping four-hour performance in January for Umphrey’s McGee fans. The popularity for York’s mash-up piano medleys has only grown, and he even got to perform a cover of David Bowie on the floor of Madison Square Garden! Very cool.Today we’re delighted to share a brand new venture for York, as he debuts an instrumental jazz composition entitled “Lotos.” The three-minute piece sees the young pianist tackle an intricate composition in style. Accompanied by British drummer Matt Griffiths, “Lotos” showcases the skills that earned Owen York a seat as the youngest member of Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble, an elite group of musicians from New York and New Jersey.Watch the video of Owen York’s “Lotos,” taken in July at the French Woods Camp in Upstate New York.Be sure to check out York’s YouTube channel for covers and medleys of Radiohead, Grateful Dead, Beck, Steely Dan, Umphrey’s McGee, Phish, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, Gorillaz, Outkast, Mashups and more!last_img read more

Baxter Says AFCON 2019 Race Not over Yet for S’Africa

first_imgStuart Baxter South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has vowed his team will continue to fight for their qualification ticket away to Libya in March.Bafana Bafana, who are second in Group E with nine points from five matches, need to avoid defeat to seven-point Libya to book their passage.“I am disappointed and at the same time proud that we took four points off the Super Eagles,” he said. “We should have been braver especially in the second half but it seems we were instead nervous.“We will fight on against Libya.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NFL playoff picture: Projecting the seeds & matchups for AFC, NFC brackets

first_imgNo. 1 seed: Baltimore RavensGames remaining: at Browns, vs. SteelersBaltimore can lock itself into this seed with a simple Week 16 victory in Cleveland, a win we’re projecting in our picks with the road team being a 10-point favorite. If the Ravens clinch the top seed this week, chances are they’ll rest quarterback Lamar Jackson and other key starters in Week 17. Including the first-round bye in the playoffs, that would make for a two-week resting period for the best players on the NFL’s best team.(UPDATE: The Ravens clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC with their win over the Browns on Sunday.)No. 2 seed: New England PatriotsGames remaining: vs. Bills, vs. DolphinsWe picked the Patriots to beat the Bills this week, a victory that would give New England another AFC East title. The Chiefs with a win over the Bears this week would still be alive for the No. 2 seed, but the bad news for Kansas City is New England hosts Miami in Week 17. The Pats aren’t going to slip in that game as long as a first-round bye is on the line.No. 3 seed: Kansas City ChiefsGames remaining: at Bears, vs. ChargersAs long as the Patriots win their next two games, the Chiefs are stuck with this seed at best. And because we like them to beat the Bears this week and take care of the Chargers in Week 17, they’ll keep the No. 3 seed over the Texans and host the Steelers in the wild-card round.No. 4 seed: Houston TexansGames remaining: vs. TitansWith their win over the Buccaneers on Saturday, the Texans clinched the AFC South title. Because they’re a full game behind the Chiefs and because we don’t see Kansas City losing over the final two weeks, though, the Texans will stick in the No. 4 spot and host the Bills on wild-card weekend.No. 5 seed: Buffalo BillsGames remaining: at Patriots, vs. JetsBuffalo is locked into the playoffs, but it needs to beat New England in order to win the division and avoid a wild-card position. We think the Bills will drop their Week 16 game against the Patriots, which would lock them into the No. 5 seed. Of course, Buffalo should welcome a matchup against Houston in the wild-card round.(UPDATE: The Bills are locked into the No. 5 seed in the AFC after their loss to the Patriots on Saturday.)No. 6 seed: Pittsburgh SteelersGames remaining: at Jets, at RavensMore than anything, this projection is about the brutal schedule ahead of the Titans, the Steelers’ primary competition for the No. 6 seed. Tennessee has to play New Orleans and Houston to end the season, and Pittsburgh draws a bad New York team before a game against Baltimore in which the Ravens likely will rest their key starters.MORE: How Steelers can earn wild cardNFL playoff picture: NFC projections Current NFL playoff pictureBack to reality. Here is how the NFL playoff picture looks in Week 16.AFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.Baltimore Ravens13-2No. 1 seed; division; playoff berth2.New England Patriots12-3Division; playoff berth3.Kansas City Chiefs11-4Division; playoff berth4.Houston Texans10-5Division; playoff berth5.Buffalo Bills10-5Playoff berth6.Tennessee Titans8-7-In the hunt: Steelers (8-7), Raiders (6-8)NFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.San Francisco 49ers12-3Playoff berth2.New Orleans Saints12-3Division; playoff berth3.Green Bay Packers11-3Playoff berth4.Dallas Cowboys7-7-5.Seattle Seahawks11-3Playoff berth6.Minnesota Vikings10-4Playoff berthIn the hunt: Eagles (7-7) MORE WEEK 16:Complete playoff picture | Clinching scenariosThat No. 1 seed in the AFC is one of several we feel comfortable projecting with the final NFL playoff picture still two weeks away from completion. In the NFC, of course, the race for the top overall seed and/or a first-round bye is a dandy.Here is our latest projection for the seeds and matchups in the NFL playoffs, followed by a look at the current (and real) playoff picture entering Week 16.NFL playoff picture: AFC projections (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/6a/fb/jimmy-garoppolo-120819-getty-ftrjpg_jovd9abeub9314arravgv4iwb.jpg?t=-410812858&w=500&quality=80 No. 1 seed: San Francisco 49ersGames remaining: at SeahawksBecause the 49ers took care of the Saints and the Packers earlier this season, they simply need to win out in order to steal back the No. 1 seed. Their win over the Rams on Saturday was a good start, and that victory sets up a division championship game against the Seahawks. We like San Francisco’s chances in Seattle.No. 2 seed: New Orleans SaintsGames remaining: at Titans, at PanthersIf our predictions for this week are proven correct, the Saints will beat the Titans, and the Vikings will beat the Packers. That would allow New Orleans to jump to the No. 2 seed, and with both teams on the road against lousy opponents in Week 17, we like the Saints’ chances to stay at No. 2.No. 3 seed: Green Bay PackersGames remaining: at Vikings, at LionsA win over the Vikings would keep the Packers in play for a first-round bye, but we have them losing in Minnesota in Week 16. That would move Green Bay back to the No. 3 seed, where it would play Minnesota yet again in the wild-card round.No. 4 seed: Dallas CowboysGames remaining: at Eagles, vs. RedskinsSimply put: If the Cowboys beat the Eagles on Sunday, they will clinch the NFC East title and lock themselves into the No. 4 seed for the playoffs. That’s exactly the result we’re predicting for the Week 16 game in Philadelphia. Dallas in our projection would host Seattle in the playoffs for the second consecutive year.No. 5 seed: Seattle SeahawksGames remaining: at Cardinals, vs. 49ersAssuming the Seahawks take care of the Cardinals this week, this projection is all about their Week 17 game against the 49ers. For now, we like San Francisco to win that game and force Seattle into a road trip to Dallas in the wild-card round yet again.No. 6 seed: Minnesota VikingsGames remaining: vs. Packers, vs. BearsThe Vikings clinched a playoff spot when the 49ers beat the Rams on Saturday. They technically could jump to the No. 5 seed or even beat the Packers to win the NFC North, but neither scenario is likely.MORE: Playoff seeding scenarios for Vikings As Week 16 arrives, nothing is set when it comes to NFL playoff seeding for the AFC and NFC postseason brackets. But based on our game picks for this week and how they will impact the playoff picture, we can project the final brackets and matchups for the postseason.Based on the NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Week 16, one of the No. 1 seeds could be locked in by the time Sunday’s early afternoon games end. The Ravens only need to beat the Browns in order to secure the top seed in the AFC and clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. And even if they lose, they still could take the No. 1 seed with some help elsewhere. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/cc/39/lamar-jackson-112519-getty-ftrjpg_8gquwpsi7o5p1xw30dbu26got.jpg?t=-1547830282&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Nick Saban’s 6th championship is the best of all

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Tide rallied from a pair of 13-point deficits, and managed to pull it together after Andy Pappanastos shanked a 36-yard field goal try that would’ve won the game on the final play of regulation. Georgia went on offense first in overtime and, after Jake Fromm took a huge sack, the Bulldogs settled for Ricardo Blankenship’s 51-yard field goal.Alabama’s offense took the field and immediately fell into a huge hole. Georgia sniffed out a screen pass, Tagovailoa couldn’t pick up his next option and Georgia dumped the youngster for a 16-yard loss.One play later, the Tide was national champions.With the poise of a veteran, Tagovailoa looked to his right, causing the Georgia safeties to slide toward that side of the field. Then he swung the other way, launching a pass to Smith streaking down the left sideline. He ran right by cornerback Malkom Parrish, who clearly thought he had help from safety Dominick Sanders, and hauled in a pass that was delivered in stride as he glided all alone into the end zone.Saban has now won five national titles in his 11 years at Alabama, and his first season doesn’t really count since he had to rebuild a program that had become a laughingstock under a string of mediocre coaches. When you throw in a BCS title from his time at LSU (albeit a shared title, since Southern Cal was voted No. 1 in The Associated Press poll), he’s matched Bryant for the most championships by any coach.And, really, Saban has the edge.One of Bryant’s titles comes with a huge asterisk. In 1973, the Tide finished No. 1 in the coaches’ poll, which was finalized before the bowls. Alabama went on to lose to No. 2 Notre Dame 24-23 in the Sugar Bowl, giving the AP title to the Fighting Irish.Let’s be honest, nobody outside of Tuscaloosa and the Bryant family views that team as the best in the land.Another feather in Saban’s cap is the way he’s won his championships. During the 2011 season, the Crimson Tide stifled LSU 21-0 with one of the great defensive performances in college football history. Two years ago, Alabama needed a dynamic offense and great special teams play to pull out a 45-40 victory over Clemson.This time, he had to make a change right in the middle of the game at the most prominent position on the field. That’s a new one, even for Saban.“Somebody tried to give me a game ball,” he said. “It has to be a team ball.”Saban shows no signs of slowing down or giving the least bit of thought to retirement. He’ll celebrate this title like he did all the other ones, for about 24 hours before he gets back to work in pursuit of No. 7.“Every team wants to be successful,” he said. “The message to the team tonight after this game was I hope you take something from this game and the resiliency that you showed in this game and it helps you be more successful in life.“It’s not just about winning the championship,” Saban added, no doubt remembering a final-second loss to Clemson in last year’s title game. “I know that’s what you all write about and what you talk about and all that. We like winning, and we hate losing. But there’s more to it than that.”Winning sure makes it a lot more fun, though.As Smith hauled in the title-clinching pass, Saban ripped off his headset, threw his arms in the air and let out a bit of a scream.For once in his life, he seemed caught off guard.It only lasted a moment.“I couldn’t believe it,” Saban said, shaking his head and repeating himself. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds up the championship trophy after overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. Alabama won 26-23. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)ATLANTA — Nick Saban saved his best for No. 6.He’s won plenty of national titles with better players than everyone else.ADVERTISEMENT After all, this was the biggest game of the season, and Hurts was the one who led Alabama there for the second year in a row. He’s a proven winner, having lost only two out of 28 games coming into Monday night, and it certainly would’ve been the safe bet to stick with him a little longer.But Saban — who refuses to let the game pass him by even as coaches young enough to be his sons keep attempting to take him down (including former assistant Kirby Smart, who now coaches Georgia) — switched to Tagovailoa without hesitation.It might go down as the greatest decision in a career filled with them.Tagovailoa completed 14 of 24 passes for 166 yards and three touchdowns, the last of them a 41-yard strike in overtime to DeVonta Smith that gave Alabama a 26-23 victory over Georgia on Monday night.“We’ve had this in our mind that, if we were struggling offensively, that we would give Tua an opportunity, even in the last game,” Saban said. “No disrespect to Jalen, but … I thought Tua would give us a better chance and a spark, which he certainly did.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I could not believe it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Rusty Nadal struggles in loss to Gasquet in exhibition match Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals This time, it was all about the coach.If there was ever any doubt that Saban will go down as the greatest ever to prowl a college sideline, it was totally erased with the championship that pulled him even with the Bear.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn a most un-Saban-like move, he switched quarterbacks at halftime of the national championship game, the kind of desperate ploy you might expect from a brash young up-and-comer, not a 66-year-old all about the methodical process — covering every base, accounting for every scenario, winning over and over again without a lot of drama.Tua Tagovailoa, a ukulele-playing, left-handed freshman from Hawaii, took the field at the start of the third quarter with Alabama trailing 13-0 and doing absolutely nothing on offense. The Tide had accounted for just four first downs and 97 yards with two-year starter Jalen Hurts taking the snaps, but it was a bold decision nonetheless by the wily ol’ coach. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more