San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy made headlines recently, when he brought the famed Jerry Garcia “Tiger” guitar from Indianapolis to San Francisco for the Dead & Company performance at The Fillmore earlier this year. While “Tiger” never made it on stage, Peavy told us that he brought it to a late night jam session that featured some of the Bay Area’s most prominent players.Those same players will join forces for Can’t Stop The Train, a benefit concert for both the Jake Peavy Foundation and the Rex Foundation. The show itself will take place on August 17th, and will feature Peavy (and his band, The Outsiders), as well as an all-star cast that includes Jackie Greene, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeff Sipe, Cody & Luther Dickinson, and Jennifer Hartswick of Trey Anastasio Band. It all goes down at The Fillmore, only adding to the excitement of this show!Major League Deadhead: Jake Peavy’s Unlimited Devotion To The Grateful DeadThe show is also one day before AT&T Park hosts Jerry Garcia Day, and the benefit will serve as a preamble for the large scale festivities. “Jerry Garcia Day at AT&T [park] is always such a huge event,” said Jake Peavy in a statement. “Coming to play baseball in the Bay Area, and seeing all of the enthusiasm for the Grateful Dead among the Giants fanbase…it inspired me to do something for those fans. And what better partnering organization to team up with than the Grateful Dead’s own Rex Foundation. We’re honored to be a part of this event and it’s going to be a very special night.”Special guests are expected be announced soon, and tickets are available through the Rex Foundation website starting this Friday, July 8th.
An intense weekend of competition awaits No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team as they take on fierce rival No. 2 ranked University of Minnesota in the first border battle of the season.Last year, for the first time since 2011, the Badgers (14-1-1-0, 10-1-1-0 WCHA) swept the Gophers (13-1-2, 11-1-2 WCHA) at home, showing a revitalized approach to a typically stoic border battle. Traditionally, Wisconsin was considered lucky if they managed to get one win out of this hallowed weekend, let alone two.Women’s hockey: Badgers win battle of the reds, sweep CornellThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team dominated the Cornell University Big Red this weekend, beating the non-conference foe 3-0 Read…The Badgers ended their season with a 3-3 record against the Gophers by the end of the 2015-16 season, with both teams winning their homesteads against the other.While Wisconsin would go on to win the Western Collegiate Hockey Association matchup against Minnesota, they would find themselves losing to the Gophers during the semi-final round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Frozen Four tournament.A lot has changed since the last time these two teams met on the ice. The Gophers graduated two key players, goaltender Amanda Leveille, and forward Hannah Brandt. Back in Madison, UW parted with eight players, including defender Courtney Burke and forwards Rachel Jones and Erika Sowchuk.The Badgers walk into this weekend with a relatively inexperienced team at the helm, with six of their current starters having limited action against the opposing team. While this inexperience might be seen as a curse, it also means that the Minnesota veterans have six new playing styles to figure out.One of the biggest questions looming over this notorious rivalry is the mystery of who will guard the net for the Badgers this weekend. Wisconsin’s star goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens has been absent from net for the last two weeks.In a news feature about her replacement Nikki Cece, UW Athletics revealed that Desbiens has been suffering from an injury caused back in October, when the goalie took a knee to the head from a Minnesota State University-Mankato player.Women’s hockey: Rookie netminder proves she can fill big skates of her predecessorsAs current University of Wisconsin women’s hockey netminder Ann-Renée Desbiens advances into her final season of eligibility, speculation arises as Read…Since that weekend, Desbiens has yet to play a single game for the Cardinal and White. This decision might be last minute, as was the case last weekend against Cornell University, when Cece was thrown in the night of the game.The border battle will begin Saturday at 3:30 p.m., and then again Sunday at 2 p.m. Both games will be broadcasted on BTN Plus, and fans can keep up with live statistics on the UW Athletics website.
StumbleUpon Related Articles 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Submit The Shaked Family the largest shareholders in 888 Holdings, have earned a reported £108 million by selling 40 million shares in the FTSE250 listed online gambling group.The family executed its share sale last week at a value of £2.70 per share and will see the combined Shaked shareholding reduced to 37% of equity.Israeli business news sources report that the sale was conducted following 888 Holdings share price reaching an ‘all-time high’ in value of £3.00.The share sale, may well lead to further speculation of the Shaked family seeking a sale or merger of 888 assets. The FTSE-listed operator is considered an attractive proposition for bigger gambling groups seeking to expand assets and territories.888 is currently being investigated by the UK Gambling Commission for compliance breached relating to its mandatory self-exclusion policy across its gaming platforms.Shaked family representatives made no official comment on the purpose of the share sale. Shaked Family members are renowned investors in new technology and Philanthropic initiatives. Share 888 appoints VC expert Limor Ganot as a corporate advisor July 20, 2020 Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share