Luther Dickson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon have released a new video for “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen”, off the group’s forthcoming debut studio album, Solstice, due out on March 22nd via New West Records. Dickinson, a co-founding member of southern rock act North Mississippi Allstars, produced the album himself at his family’s Zebra Ranch Studios in Independence, Mississippi. Dickinson has rounded up an all-star, all-female cast for the new project, including Amy Helm, Lillie Mae, Amy LaVere, Sharde Thomas, Birds of Chicago, and the Como Mamas.Originally written by T Bone Burnett and Bob Neuwirth for the 2003 film Cold Mountain, Luther Dickinson recorded his cover of “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen” with Amy Helm and Lillie Mae. Following a breezy opening guitar segment from Dickinson, Helm dives head-first into the song’s verse before harmonizing with Mae on the chorus.Dickinson recently shared his thoughts on the new project with Relix. He explains,Each singer brought a handful of songs to the table. Sometimes it was an old tune they wanted to reinterpret or something new they’d written that felt right for the cast of characters at hand, but no matter the track, all of our colors ended up mixing together on a communal palette.Watch Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon’s new video for “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen” below:Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon – “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen”[Video: New West Records]Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon will perform at various City Winery locations throughout the month of March. The band will also offer support to Phil Lesh and Friends at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on March 16th, as well as make appearances at Woodstock, NY’s Levon Helm Studios and High Sierra Music Festival.For ticketing and more information, head to Luther Dickinson’s website.
The Black Cats were in front within the opening few seconds when Connor Wickham pounced on an error by Potters goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. Stoke deservedly equalised in the 27th minute as Charlie Adam continued his recent goalscoring heroics by cracking home an unstoppable shot, moments after Jermain Defoe had spurned a fine chance for the visitors. Press Association There were decent opportunities for either side to win the match after the break, but it finished with honours even, with Costel Pantilimon diving to keep out another Adam strike at the end. While the result takes Sunderland to 30 points with five games remaining, they have fallen from 16th, a point clear of the drop zone, to 18th, a point adrift of safety, with both Hull and Leicester leapfrogging them after winning their fixtures on Saturday. Stoke, meanwhile, remain ninth. The build-up to the game had certainly been far from ideal for the Wearside outfit, with midfielder Adam Johnson on Thursday being charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming. But – with Johnson absent from their matchday 18 – the contest began as well for Sunderland as they could have imagined as they grabbed the lead inside a minute. Begovic fumbled horribly as he tried to collect a Will Buckley cross and Wickham took full advantage, prodding in from close range. Stoke responded strongly, with Adam sending a swerving shot into Pantilimon before having penalty appeals turned down when he went down under the attentions of Buckley. Pantilimon then got down low to palm away a Jonathan Walters shot and saw a Stephen Ireland volley deflect wide. Sunderland had mustered little since their goal, but in the 25th minute they might have extended their lead as a long ball that was not dealt with by Philipp Wollscheid put Defoe through on goal. A turbulent few days for Sunderland ended with them claiming a point towards their Barclays Premier League survival bid but also dropping into the relegation zone as they drew 1-1 with Stoke at the Britannia Stadium. The striker could only fire into the side-netting, though, and moments later his profligacy was punished as Adam drew things level with his third goal in four games. Neat play between Walters and Marko Arnautovic saw the latter turn nicely and tee up Adam, who rifled the ball into the top corner. Stoke continued to pressurise, with Ryan Shawcross heading over, Arnautovic bending a shot into the arms of Pantilimon and Adam trying for another spectacular effort that went too high. The Potters were putting together some nice passing moves, particularly getting joy down the left flank, and their opponents looked relieved to hear the whistle for half-time. Sunderland – with John O’Shea playing on despite taking a boot in the face from Wollscheid just prior to the interval, but Danny Graham on for Buckley – did their best to create some momentum at the start of the second period, Jordi Gomez shooting to Begovic and the goalkeeper then turning a Defoe attempt behind. The sleeping Wollscheid was subsequently robbed of possession and Wickham burst through, but a great Shawcross block denied him. And soon after, another decent chance went begging for the visitors as Billy Jones found space in the area but his shot deflected wide. The visitors then survived a scare when Pantilimon did superbly to to divert over a Mame Biram Diouf strike after the frontman chested down Adam’s free-kick. Peter Crouch came on for Stoke and saw a Sunderland shirt get in the way of his goalbound effort, before Arnautovic struck wide. Crouch’s team-mate Peter Odemwingie, recovered from his long-term knee injury, was introduced with 10 minutes to go for his first appearance since August. And with only three minutes of normal time remaining, Pantilimon preserved a point for his side by diving to tip away Adam’s drive.
Dinwiddie told The Athletic he is experiencing symptoms and it is unclear if he can play when the NBA season resumes.His absence would be a significant blow to the Nets. He has played well this season with Kyrie Irving out of the lineup because of injuries.Dinwiddie says he tested negative for the virus multiple times after returning to New York and took part in a couple practices. But he has since tested positive and says he has a fever and chest soreness.He is at least the fifth Nets player to test positive. The previous four were in March, with Kevin Durant saying he was among them.Dinwiddie is averaging 20.6 points for the Nets, who have a half-game lead over Orlando for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. They are set to face the Magic on July 31 in their first game back. Austin Peay won the Ohio Valley Conference football championship last season and lost in the FCS quarterfinals.___The Carolina Hurricanes will help deliver meals to local healthcare workers to thank them for their work amid the coronavirus pandemic.The team announced a five-week program Monday to deliver 1,000 meals in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. It begins Wednesday when Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour assists with the first delivery, this one to the UNC Health Wakebrook behavioral health campus in Raleigh.More meals will be delivered each Wednesday through July. The Latest: Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie tests positive for virus The team began emailing season ticket holders Monday to alert them about their options. The Jets also are deferring season ticket payments for July, as they have done each of the last three months.Jets season ticket holders will have the option to get a full refund on 2020 tickets or defer all payments toward the 2021 season. Season ticket holders who choose one of those options can also opt to keep their same seats in 2021.Also, season ticket holders with personal seat licenses who opt for the deferred payment or refund on tickets will also be able to defer their PSL payment, which is due in November to November 2021.The team says those fans who make automatic payments on their season tickets will continue to have their payments made unless they opt for the deferral.The Jets have not made individual game tickets available as they continue to monitor the situation regarding government restrictions and regulations during the pandemic. NFL teams are scheduled to report for training camp on July 28. ___San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi says minor league center fielder Hunter Bishop has tested positive for the coronavirus.Zaidi says Bishop got his test result on Friday and has mild symptoms.Bishop would have been on the club’s roster of 51 players announced Monday for the start of camp later this week. Zaidi says Bishop is in Arizona and wasn’t around any others from the organization.The 22-year-old Bishop is the team’s first-round draft pick from 2019, selected 10th overall out of Arizona State. The Giants are planning their first workout Friday. ___Dan Hughes will not coach the Seattle Storm during the 2020 WNBA season over concerns about his risk for severe illness if he were to test positive for COVID-19.The decision was made following a medical assessment by the league and in consultation with Hughes’ primary care physician. The WNBA is set to begin its season in late July with all teams playing in Florida.Hughes, 65, had surgery last year to remove a cancerous tumor from his digestive tract. He missed nine games while recovering from the surgery.Seattle promoted Gary Kloppenburg to head coach for the season. Kloppenburg served as the interim coach last season while Hughes was recovering from surgery. Associated Press ___New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen says one player on the team’s 40-man roster has tested positive for the coronavirus, in addition to multiple minor leaguers.Van Wagenen did not identify any of the players on a video call with reporters, nor did he detail their conditions or reveal when they tested positive. He says the club is optimistic the player on the 40-man roster will be able to return to action early in training camp, which begins Friday at Citi Field.“He is recovering and we feel like he’s in a good position, but we’ll sort of wait and see once we get everybody here in camp,” Van Wagenen said.The GM said none of the positive tests occurred at the club’s regular spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. ___The Chicago Bears are offering full refunds to season ticket holders because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Season ticket holders who choose that option will be able to renew their seats for the 2021 season, the team says. The Bears are not sure how many fans will be allowed at Soldier Field this season.Chicago is scheduled to open at Detroit on Sept. 13 and host the New York Giants a week later. The Bears also have home preseason games against Cleveland and San Francisco on Aug. 15 and 29.___ June 29, 2020 __Austin Peay has suspended voluntary workouts and closed its facilities after a cluster of positive tests for the coronavirus among its athletes.The Governors currently have 11 athletes who have tested positive. The FCS-level school in Clarksville, Tennessee, did not identify the sports involved.Austin Peay closed its facilities Saturday. Athletic director Gerald Harrison said in a statement Monday that the positive tests are regrettable but procedures put in place worked as expected. That includes isolating those who tested positive along with people at risk through contract tracing in self-quarantine.Austin Peay also is cleaning and disinfecting its facilities. Longtime Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and teammate Joe Ross have decided not to play this season.General manager Mike Rizzo said Zimmerman and Ross opted out “for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones,” adding the team supports their decisions.Zimmerman said in a statement his family situation factored into his decision. His mother is at high risk for complications from the coronavirus because she has multiple sclerosis, and he has three young children, including a newborn. He told The Associated Press last week he was still undecided on whether to play.As part of his announcement, the 35-year-old Zimmerman said he’s not retiring.Ross is a 27-year-old right-hander with five years of major league experience, all with Washington. Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says two staff members have COVID-19 and were experiencing mild symptoms. Hoyer would not reveal their names. He says one was tested because “a friend of a friend had it and he’d been in contact with that person,” and the other was “out of an abundance of caution.”Hoyer says no players have tested positive or opted out of this season because of concerns about the coronavirus, nor have any coaches.___The New York Jets are offering fans refunds or payment deferrals on season tickets this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill says a player who was asymptomatic has tested positive for the coronavirus.Hill didn’t identify the player, but said he “feels great” and will go through MLB protocol to join the team.Hill said he would be surprised if any Marlins players opt of the season because of health concerns.___ Two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and WNBA star Brittney Griner are also set to work “The Jet Academy,” with more participants to be announced.The camps begin July 20 at www.jetacademycamp.com and can be streamed on any device. Schedule details and pricing are available on the website.Smith has run a camp for 25 years in North Carolina, where he played collegiately. But camps have been limited or canceled in many locations because of rules limiting sizes of gatherings because of the virus.___NASCAR may be racing during the coronavirus pandemic. Celebrating in early December now is off the schedule. ___Harris English is the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus.The positive test for English was part of the pre-tournament screening process at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. English did not play last week at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.Since its return to golf, the tour had no positive tests the opening week in Texas; one positive test in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and three positive tests — plus two positive tests for caddies — in Connecticut.English says in a statement he feels healthy and supports the tour’s additional policy of not letting anyone at Detroit Golf Club until the test results were back. Previously, a player could practice but not enter the clubhouse while waiting on the results.English started the season with limited status and has risen to No. 27 in the FedEx Cup. He must self-isolate for 10 days, meaning he will miss the next two tournaments.___The National Hockey League says a total of 26 players have reported testing positive for the new coronavirus since voluntary workouts began June 8.Monday’s update includes four additional cases among those tested at team facilities, to go along with the 11 announced June 19. The league says it’s aware of 11 other players testing positive outside the voluntary workout protocol. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The NHL said more than 250 players who worked out at team facilities were administered more than 1,450 COVID-19 tests.The league and players are in the final stages of agreeing to resume the season. Training camps can open as early as July 10 if an agreement on testing, health and safety protocols and “hub” cities to host the games can be reached.___NBA All-Stars Kemba Walker and Trae Young, and U.S. women’s Olympians Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be coaches for an online basketball camp set up in response to coronavirus restrictions.The camp for children of all ages was launched by former NBA player and longtime TNT basketball studio analyst Kenny Smith. The motorsports series has canceled its Champion’s Week and Cup Series awards scheduled for early December in Nashville, citing the uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the industry. NASCAR moved Champion’s Week to Nashville in 2019 from Las Vegas.NASCAR still plans to celebrate its champions from the Xfinity Series to the truck series and promises details to come. And NASCAR says the series looks forward to returning to Nashville in 2021. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Caroline Wozniacki thrashed world number one Simona Halep to reach the WTA Finals last four in Singapore wednesdayWozniacki, who beat Elina Svitolina in her first match, broke Halep’s serve five times in a victory that secured progress from Red Group.The Dane is one of five players who could finish the year as world number one by winning the tournament. Caroline Garcia won the last four games to beat Svitolina 6-7 (9-7) 6-3 7-5 in Wednesday’s other Red Group match.The result means any one of Halep, Garcia or Svitolina could join Wozniacki in the semi-finals depending on the results of Friday’s last robin-round matches.Karolina Pliskova has already qualified from the White Group, with Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams playing for the second qualifying spot today.Wozniacki, a former world number one, took the first set in 24 minutes against Halep, making only two unforced errors.The Dane faced a break point in the fourth game of the second set, but Halep was unable to convert.“Even if you lose the first match, you still have nothing to lose,” said Wozniacki.“It’s just a nice cushion to have. I think that kind of motivates me to start off strong and just go for it.“I just ran a lot of balls down and I played aggressive and I mixed up the pace. Everything I wanted to do was going my way.”French eighth seed Garcia hit 58 winners as she fought back to condemn Svitolina to a second defeat in three days, although the Ukrainian remains in with a chance of reaching the semi-finals.“Probably when I finish the tournament I will have questions for my team and myself, because these kind of matches I played really terrible tennis,” said Svitolina.“OK, the girls played really, really good but the way I handled the situations in this tournament, it was like completely brainless.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram