Jam Cruise just announced their lineup for its 16th year, and we’re beyond excited to hop aboard the Norwegian Jade in Miami, Florida, for Jam Cruise 16, which runs from January 17th through 22nd with stops at Roatan, Honduras and Grand Cayman. As always, the lineup for the near week-long event is stacked, with Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood topping the bill.Jam Cruise is always diverse in the music it brings to the table, and 2018 will be no different. Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Maceo Parker, Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, Dumpstaphunk, Turkuaz, Naughty Professor featuring Chali 2na, and The Main Squeeze will all be in attendance to provide their funk stylings throughout the cruise. Jam acts Lotus, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Aqueous are all set to perform, as well as Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter Jr., and John Kimock, who will be on the boat for a performance by the beloved Voodoo Dead.However, guests should not just get ready for funk and jam, though there’s plenty of that accounted for on Jam Cruise’s bill. Keller Williams, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and Lil’ Smokies will be providing more bluegrass-inspired sounds, while, on the other end of the spectrum, Gramatik, The Russ Liquid Test, and DJ Logic will add each their takes on electronic music to the mix. Reggae and afrobeat will be readily accounted for with performances by Steel Pulse and Antibalas, and attendees can also look forward to soulful performances by Marcus King Band, Con Brio, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Robert Randolph, and Kat Wright. Additionally, special guest Ryan Montbleau, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Dan Lebowitz, Mike Dillon, Skerik, and Roosevelt Collier will be on-board for special collaborations and sit-ins.In addition to the non-stop music that goes down each year, Jam Cruise 16 has a bunch of special programs and activities lined up both on the boat and at its two stops. Pre-book cabin selections will run from May 10th through 12th, and the public on-sale starts on May 16th and 12 p.m. EST. Find out more on Jam Cruise’s website here.[Photo courtesy of Phierce Photo]
Olympic medal winnter Nick Goepper held an online competition to date him.Dearborn County Olympian Nick Goepper has chosen his “dream date.”Goepper pored through thousands of entries from female fans before choosing 21-year-old Annie Rogers of northeast Ohio.The slopestyle bronze medalist from Lawrenceburg invited women to submit entries through Twitter with “#iwanttodatenick.”There’s no word what the plans are for Goepper’s date with Rogers, who’s a senior zoology major at Kent State University.
SUPER SENIORS: Maryland Eastern Shore’s AJ Cheeseman, Da’Shawn Phillip and Ahmad Frost have combined to account for 40 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 53 percent of all Hawks points over the last five games.JUMPING FOR JOHN: John Crosby has connected on 32.7 percent of the 171 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 29 over his last five games. He’s also converted 75.7 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Maryland Eastern Shore is 0-25 when scoring fewer than 64 points and 5-1 when scoring at least 64.THREAT BEHIND THE ARC: Maryland Eastern Shore’s Phillip has attempted 165 3-pointers and connected on 22.4 percent of them, and is 6 for 21 over his last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Delaware State is ranked fifth in all of Division I with an average of 76.4 possessions per game.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 9 seed Maryland Eastern Shore (5-26, 4-12) vs. No. 8 seed Delaware State (5-25, 4-12)Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney First Round, Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia; Tuesday, 5 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Maryland Eastern Shore is set to take on Delaware State in the opening round of the MEAC tourney. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 29, when the Hornets outshot Maryland Eastern Shore 47.7 percent to 31.5 percent and made six more 3-pointers on their way to the 21-point victory. March 9, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press UMES meets Delaware St. in MEAC tourney
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday set a target of at least 36 medals for Nigerian athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, saying at least five of the medals should be gold.Jonathan spoke at a presidential sports sector retreat with the theme “Harnessing the Potential of Nigeria’s Sports Sector: From Playground to Podium” held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.To achieve the feat, the President said governors of each of the 36 states would concentrate on the sports where they had edge over others and deliver medals in such sports.He said, “Every state has some level of comparative advantage in one form of sports or the order and if each state promises to give Nigerians a medal in this area, and another medal in this area, that means we are expecting 36 medals.“(Governor Rotimi) Amaechi will tell us that Rivers State will give us a medal in this area, Lyyel Imoke will tell us that Cross River will give us a medal in this area and Kogi will also say the same and all the 36 governors.“Out of these 36 medals, at least five will be gold. I also believe that the private sector will play a key role. We know that in some countries, the private sector plays some key roles in sporting activities and not just trading or manufacturing sporting wares.” Jonathan said his administration was committed to ensuring that Nigeria became the best sporting nation in Africa and among the top four sporting nations in the Commonwealth, and ultimately rule the world.Jonathan observed that no other sector of national life had a greater force for mobilising and uniting the people around a common purpose than sports.“No nation can afford to overlook the relevance of sports to national development and national well-being.“As a powerful socio-economic tool for youth development, nation building and instilling core values of social justice, sports remains at the heart of our national transformation agenda,” he said.He added that while adequate funding of sports was crucial, efficient and transparent management of resources was key, saying that was the reason he set up a committee under the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to work out a strategy for sustainable management funding of the sports sector. Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, observed that the crisis in the sports sector as shown in the nation’s poor outing at the London Olympics called for collective solution.
Our FanDuel “Core Four” was burned in Week 13 by DJ Chark and Jonathan Williams. We’ll try and bounce back this week with some nice daily fantasy football values among our “Core Four” picks. For owners who missed the fantasy playoffs, this is the perfect time to try and enjoy some GPP tournaments on FanDuel, and the example lineup and DFS advice below should help you do that.If you’re new to this article, we pick four players every week we’ll be overweight in our lineup builds. Then, we give an example of how we’d fill in around them in tournaments. Our “Core Four” this week is Ryan Tannehill, Alvin Kamara, Jamaal Williams and Mike Williams. This isn’t an “optimal lineup”; rather, it’s an example of one you could build if you start with our “Core Four”. If you’re looking for more great NFL, NBA, or MLB, or PGA DFS advice, check me out on Twitter (@DFSBenj). WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFanDuel Picks Week 14: NFL DFS example lineup for GPPsQB: Ryan Tannehill, Titans @ Raiders ($7,300)There haven’t been many quarterbacks in the league who have been better than Tannehill since he took over for Marcus Mariota earlier this season. Tennessee is always going to be a team that looks to establish the run through Derrick Henry. Still, Tannehill has been extremely efficient with his limited passing attempts, and he has shown enough rushing ability to give him a stable floor at his price point. This week, Tannehill checks in at only $7,300 on FanDuel in a prime matchup against a Raiders defense that has looked horrible over the past few weeks and has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. With many of the high-end quarterback options in tough matchups, I have no problem spending down on Tannehill in both cash games and GPPs. WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | Y! Cash | Y! GPPRB: Alvin Kamara, Saints vs. 49ers ($7,600)Kamara has been one of the most frustrating players to roster in DFS this season. He is getting his usual volume of touches and is seeing amazing volume in the passing game with 45 targets over his past five games. However, he has not scored a touchdown on the ground or through the air since Week 3, which has killed his upside. We have to think that some touchdown regression is coming for Kamara before the end of the season, and I’m willing to go in on him this week at a very reasonable $7,600 price tag. The matchup is tough against the 49ers, but I think that the Saints’ offense will play well in this spot with San Francisco playing their second consecutive 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Kamara is the seventh-highest priced running back on the slate, which is too low considering his upside should the positive touchdown regression finally hit. RB: Jamaal Williams, Packers vs. Redskins ($5,600)Roster construction this week is leading me to play two value plays in my core plays, starting with Williams at $5,600 on FanDuel. Williams has been the more consistent running back in the Packers backfield over the past few weeks, and he is soaking up virtually all of the passing game work over Aaron Jones, but he still comes in at a $2,200 price discount. While Jones certainly has the higher upside and more touchdown equity, I love the floor that Williams has been providing this season, and he makes a lot of sense to roster to either a cash or GPP “stars-and-scrubs” lineup build. Williams has seen at least 10 carries in each of the past three weeks, and I expect that trend to continue with the Packers coming in as 13-point home favorites to the Redskins. WR: Mike Williams, Chargers @ Jaguars ($5,900)The other value play that I’m eyeing this week is Williams. It’s been a tough year for Williams, who doesn’t have a touchdown after being a red-zone monster in 2018. Similar to Kamara, I would be shocked if Williams doesn’t at least have some positive touchdown regression before the end of the season. Williams is being utilized as the main downfield threat for the Chargers this season, and his air yards per target is among the highest in the NFL, which makes him an intriguing play on a site like FanDuel that doesn’t value receptions as highly as DraftKings. The matchup is also pretty good for Williams and the rest of the Chargers offense, who take on the struggling Jaguars, who have allowed 34.3 points per game over their past three outings. WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWR: A.J. Brown, Titans @ Raiders ($5,400)For the GPP lineup, I’m going to start by doing a three-man Titans stack with Tannehill, and Derrick Henry. I don’t mind playing Tannehill by himself, but in large-field tournaments, I want to correlate him with Brown, who has shown himself to be the Titans’ most reliable pass-catcher.WR: Julio Jones, Falcons vs. Panthers ($7,800)Jones (shoulder) is expected to return to the lineup this week after missing out on the Falcons Thanksgiving loss against the Saints. Jones should go extremely low owned despite a great matchup at home with the Panthers. Jones is another player who is due for some positive touchdown regression, and his point-per-dollar upside is among the best on the slate.MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderTE: George Kittle, 49ers @ Saints ($6,700)Kittle is underpriced at $6,700 on FanDuel this week, and he makes for a nice leverage play off of Jack Doyle, who is at a similar price and will likely be higher owned. Kittle is coming off of a rough game against the Ravens, but the conditions in that matchup didn’t set up for either passing attack. Expect a bounce-back for the entire 49ers offense as they head to New Orleans to face the Saints in the Superdome.FLEX: Derrick Henry, Titans @ Raiders ($9,100) While Henry doesn’t catch enough passes to make him a great correlation play with Tannehill, he is still going to get enough volume on the ground to pay off his salary expectations if he gets into the end zone. D/ST: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cardinals ($4,300)The Steelers have been one of the best defenses in football in recent weeks, and a rookie quarterback in a struggling offense shouldn’t slow them down.