Cheap 2cellos Tickets & 2016 Tour Dates

2Cellos is a classical crossover act. The duo — coming from Zagreb in Croatia — started recording together in 2011. In the time since their debut, 2Cellos have released 3 different studio albums featuring many popular rock covers. Artists to whom they’ve made tribute include AC/DC, U2, and most notably Michael Jackson.

Fusing the disciplined talent of classical music with the passionate appeal of rock and pop is what 2Cellos are all about. The two cellists are both products of some of the world’s finest classical music schools. Luka, a Slovenian by birth, studied in both Vienna and Zagreb. Croatian Stjepan Hauer also studied in Zagreb as well as at London’s Trinity College. They were first brought together during a master class in Croatia during their teenage years and stayed in contact afterwards. Their shared love of both classical and mainstream music brought them closer and closer together and gave them the first ideas for a cover project. Their skill and enthusiasm has resulted in a remarkable career founded on nothing more than passion and two extremely talented cellists.

Luke Kuechly expecting to be ready to go for training camp

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuchely has not yet been allowed to take part in full team activities as he recovers from offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

While having to watch from the sidelines right now might be frustrating, Kuechly is firm in his belief he will be full speed for the start of training camp next month.

Manning and Beckham stayed late at practice, running routes in the rain as the rest of their teammates left the field.

It is not lost on Darron Lee that the likes of Lawrence Taylor and Derrick Thomas did not have to adapt to a move to inside linebacker as NFL pups.

So there have been growing pains for Lee, and growing pains are always painful to young men in a hurry.

But as his third season with the Jets nears, Lee is all grown up, dedicated to his craft, believing his time has arrived.

I had to be patient with myself coming in, especially learning the gist of it, but now, I knew once I got a grip of everything, now it’s time to let the chains off, Lee told The Post.

Asked what Jets fans should expect from him this season, Lee said: A way, way, way, way better version from the first two years.

In St. Louis, Stan was a hero for everybody, Pujols said, via MLB.com. Getting to St. Louis and getting drafted by the organization, I grew up and learned about the history and what kind of man he was. It was pretty special that the Lord allowed me to spend some time with him before he left this earth. He made a big impact in my life.

Yesterday, when I tied him, I was pretty emotional. I tried not to show it too much because we still had to play a baseball game. And then today to be able to pass him, I don’t have any words to describe it. Everything that I wore pretty much and both of the baseballs are going to go to his family, because I believe that they deserve that.

Pujols still trails Hank Aaron (2,297), Babe Ruth (2,213), Alex Rodriguez (2,086), Barry Bonds (1,996) and Lou Gehrig (1,995), but could rank fourth on the all-time list by the end of the season if his performance stays on pace.

Pujols, 38, is hitting .256/.294/.412 with nine home runs, 36 RBIs and 23 runs scored in 252 plate appearances this season.

My response to that is I’m just happy that we are on the same team and he only gets to hit me maybe once or twice a year, rather than a full game, Barkley said with a grin Wednesday after the Giants wrapped up their second of three minicamp sessions.

Kellen Winslow II arrested for sex crimes

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II’s legal troubles are getting deeper.

Winslow was arrested by San Diego Sheriff’s Department on Thursday and is facing a long list of sex crime charges. Winslow is being charged with two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape, two counts of forcible rape and two counts of residential burglary. He also faces charges of sodomy, forcible oral copulation and indecent exposure.

He is scheduled for arraignment on Friday.

Wilkins, who doesn’t call herself a feminist, said she is pursuing justice for other women who will be part of that legacy one day.

According to Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio, the Eagles have parted ways with Dr. Peter DeLuca (their head team physician) and Dr. Gary Dorshimer (team internist). No reason was given for the move, but both doctors had been with the team since the Andy Reid years.

They’ve also named a new head athletic trainer.

The team announced that Titans assistant athletic trainer Jerome Reid has been hired. Reid had been with the Titans the past four seasons.

He replaces longtime athletic trainer Chris Peduzzi, who stepped away earlier this offseason after 19 years with the Eagles.

On a conference call to promote ESPN’s draft coverage, Bobby Marks, a former Nets executive, said too much attention is paid to individual workouts and favoring 18-year-olds over 21-year-olds. Marks’ contention is going with the more proven commodity even if two years older is fine. Bridges, a redshirt junior, was at Villanova for four years.

William Jackson: People will definitely know about me this year

Cornerback William Jackson wasn’t able to get on the field for the Bengals during his rookie season due to a torn pectoral muscle, but the 2016 first-round pick started showing why he was such a high pick by the time the 2017 season came to an end.

The process of the catch proviso failed on two major fronts. For starters, it took one of the fundamental acts of the sport and turned it into a burlesque farce. Members of the viewing audience can’t be convinced that they witnessed a drop when the player possessed the ball and took multiple steps before it was jarred loose. Secondarily, it’s the responsibility of a professional sports league’s competition committee to foster rather than eliminate spectacular athletic maneuvers on the field of play.

There was actually a positive energy on both sides, Taylor said.

That means New Jersey might not have betting in place for the end of the NBA or NHL finals or the Mets-Yankees series this weekend. Then there’s the World Cup, which begins next weekend.

Still, there’s an outside chance Monmouth Park in Oceanport will open its long-planned sports betting operation Friday afternoon.

The Baltimore Ravens will get slightly less preparation for the 2018 NFL season than the rest of the league, and they’ll be forced to pay for it. On Wednesday, the Ravens forfeited two of their OTAs (June 7 and 8) and received a fine for violating the CBA’s offseason workout rules. The violation and resulting penalty was first reported by Jeff Zrebiec. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, owner Steve Bisciotti was fined $100,000 while coach John Harbaugh got stuck with a $50,000 fine.

Whether I was or whether I wasn’t, I’m not there anymore, Taylor said. That’s his decision moving forward. I still feel that I’d done more than enough to stay where I was. But at the end of the day, they made a decision to move forward, and that’s their decision.

Taylor said McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane kept him informed of trade talks before the Bills sent him to the Browns on March 9. He said the phone conversation informing him of the trade wasn’t a bad one.

Columnist thinks coach could lose players for making them (gasp) run

Lions coach Matt Patricia’s short tenure has had some unexpected twists and turns. Now, even before the end of his first offseason program with the team, he’s facing his first locally-generated hot take.

A columnist in Detroit thinks Patricia could be in danger of losing his players, because (wait for it) he makes them run at practice as punishment for mistakes.

The players’ actions were characterized by some and perceived by some as disrespectful to the flag, our country and our military, and what should be a unifying moment for our communities and our country has become in some instances another source of divisiveness.

Surely, the Eagles had to say something. Ultimately, the Eagles opted to say next to nothing.

It’s a continuation of the fear with which the NFL regards the President and his base. For a league that constantly fights and fights and fights and fights anyone and everyone and anything and everything, the NFL has finally found a foe who is capable of making the league run up a tree.

Brown said Monday that it’s not something he’s currently focused on.

My agent is handling that, he said following practice. I trust that everything is going to happen in good time and when it’s supposed to. For now I’m just concerned with this moment, embracing every day that I have here in the offseason. This is the first time that I’ve been able to work with this group of guys in the offseason and I’m really cherishing it and enjoying it. It’s my 11th year I’m going into so I’m not concerned with that. I’m concerned with improving as a player, helping my group up front improve and doing all I can for this team and everything else will work itself out.

Former Devil Devante Smith-Pelly helps put Capitals on verge of Stanley Cup

Devante Smith-Pelly showed what kind of streaky scorer he could be when he first joined the Devils at the end of the 2015-16 season.

He’s on one of those runs again right now at the most important time of the season with the Washington Capitals.

I knew coming in, you only get so much chances to stick, Smith-Pelly told The Washington Post after Game 4. I knew that this could be my last one. I took the buyout personally.

Smith-Pelly scored the Capitals third goal on Monday, giving Washington a 3-0 lead over Vegas with 20.5 seconds left in the first period.

Oddly enough, Smith-Pelly could have easily been a Golden Knight. He was one of the players exposed by the Devils in the 2017 Vegas Expansion Draft. The Golden Knights instead selected defenseman Jon Merrill.

Getting ahead of Trump’s attempts to use the NFL as political leverage was a large part of the reason why a new national anthem policy was passed in May.

I honestly believe that had we done nothing that the anthem protest would have subsided on its own,” an NFL owner told SB Nation’s Thomas George. But the risk of giving Trump another football to kick was too great. A lot of his fan base is our fan base.

But Trump showed Monday that he’s still plenty capable of leveraging the opinions and social activism of NFL players into political opportunity.

Collins is the best bargain on the Giants as he counts just $1.94 million against the salary cap in his final year before entering free agency. He plans to ditch the barely noticeable carbon fiberprotective equipment on his arm before the season kicks off.

Padres’ Jose Torres suspended rest of season after domestic violence charges

jets_020San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres has accepted a suspension without pay for the rest of the year by Major League Baseball after his December arrest on domestic violence charges.

Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Friday. The penalty is retroactive to June 5 and covers 100 games. Torres has agreed not to appeal and will take part in an evaluation and treatment program.

That’s exactly what we needed to see, he said. We all knew that he had to get back to commanding the fastball down in the zone, and he did just that.

The Tigers took only four pitches to grab a first-inning lead on doubles by Leonys Martin and Nicholas Castellanos, but Bauer quickly settled down.

Cleveland tied it in the fourth on Alonso’s two-out RBI double. Edwin Encarnacion scored from first, but Alonso was thrown out trying for his third triple in nine major league seasons.

Hurdle says the Pirates were being proactive and trying to settle him down by placing him on the DL.

Rodriguez is 1-2 with a 2.38 ERA in 22 relief appearances. Pittsburgh also called up right-hander Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis.

MLB.com’s Mike Petriello, one of those aforementioned Statcast wizards, and Baseball Prospectus’ Russell Carleton both leaped headlong into the data and came to similar findings.

The shocker was this: Pitchers walk more batters when throwing in front of a shift. In fact, the extra number of walks exceed the number of singles saved by the strategy.

Shifts do significantly lower batting average on balls in play, which is why the practice has caught fire. Petriello’s analysis of the 2017 and 2018 seasons showed that BABIP against shifted defenses has been .281, versus .299 without it. However, once you factor in the walks and the slightly higher home run rates (i.e., the increased launch angles meant to hit the ball over the shift), batters have put up a .336 wOBA against the shift versus a .334 on non-shifted players.

Bud Norris earned his 13th save in 15 chances.

jets_021Jordan Lyles (2-3) gave up 11 hits and four runs in six innings.

St. Louis went ahead 2-1 in the third when Martinez homered into the right-field bleachers after Tommy Pham led off with a single.

After Martinez singled for his third hit in the fifth, Ozuna followed with a drive into the left-field bleachers on an 0-2 breaking pitch left over the plate, giving the Cardinals a 4-1 advantage. It was Ozuna’s fourth homer in his last nine games.

The two home run balls, pitches I want back, Lyles said. Two good hitters, balls over the plate but other than that, there were just so many hits scattered throughout. A lot of balls hit hard, some weren’t but one though nine, they’ve got a good lineup. That was a battle to get through that lineup a few times.

Cory Spangeberg hit a line-drive homer into the right-field seats with one out in the second, giving San Diego a 1-0 lead.

Robert Gsellman worked two scoreless innings , bailing out Reyes after his double error gave the Yankees a chance in the eighth. Reyes threw well wide of first base on what should have been a 6-4-3 double play, and then a replay review showed he missed second base entirely on the pivot. Gsellman got a foul out and a flyout to strand the runners.

The Diamondbacks recalled RHP Braden Shipley from Triple-A Reno and optioned utility man Christian Walker to the Aces prior to Monday’s game. Shipley replaced Corbin and hit Harrison, the only runner he allowed in 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

Pirates: C Francisco Cervelli sat out his second straight game after being struck in the left jaw by a foul tip on Saturday. … Harrison is day to day with a contusion from being hit by Shipley.

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (strained right oblique) threw a bullpen session on Monday and could start a rehab assignment soon, depending on how he recovers.

Arizona RHP Clay Buchholz has allowed two runs or less in all four of his starts heading into Tuesday’s game against the Pirates and RHP Trevor Williams.Crawford homers as Giants beat Scherzer, Nationals 2-0

The most recent Dez Bryant rumor (thanks to former teammate Jason Witten ) had the Green Bay Packers being a possible destination.

jets_028But Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pretty much indicated that won’t happen.

Tepper, a Pittsburgh native of modest upbringing, built himself into a billionaire by 2003 by successfully gambling on the distressed debts of bankrupt companies such as Enron and WorldCom. But in 2010, his firm pocketed $7 billion on a single deal, and almost overnight, a man who occasionally berated employees and other times flung breast implants at them had become a regular personality on cable news financial shows.

For two hours, Lewis’ eyes are stuck in that scowl. He goes full Bobby Knight, yelling and sighing and pacing and constantly peppering his son with orders from about 20 yards away.

When one teammate flips an underhand ball to him at second, Jazz drops it, and his dad loses it. He two-hand smacks the plastic yellow cover over the fence and screams, Pay attention!with the same cold scowl that used to intimidate linebackers in the AFC. As Lewis steps away from the fence, boiling with rage, a few parents glance his direction.

On the surface, this is a dad who needs a reality check. Part of you feels like putting a hand on his shoulder to remind him that, hello, these are eight-year-olds. But that reaction would completely misconstrue this entire situation.

His son smiles and darts ahead with his sister, Ivana, to Javen’s AAU basketball practice at the adjacent rec center. Inside, Lewis brings up his old teammate Shannon Sharpe’s Hall of Fame speech. In that speech, Sharpe apologized to his kids for not being in their lives enough. The words struck a chord, because neither was Lewis, especially for Javen and his oldest daughter, who’s now 23.

Drafting the candidates for offensive rookie of the year

The odds are out for 2018 NFL offensive rookie of the year. Which inspired Monday’s PFT Live draft.

Who are the best candidates to win the award this year?

Simms lost the toss, and he then proceeded to lose the draft, in dramatic (almost embarrassing) fashion. You can witness the carnage by checking out the video.

And make your own case for potential rookies of the year in the comments. Or just make fun of Simms.

It’s just simple to me, Sanchez said. “It’s about not swinging at bad pitches and looking for good pitches to hit in the zone and making sure if I get those, not miss them and make good contact.”

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban predicted on CNBC that legalized gambling will result in the doubling of the value of sports teams in each of the four major leagues: NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB.

Ted Leonsis, owner of the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals, separately said on CNBC that the development will specifically help the NFL.

“This should reinvigorate the NFL and drive value into teams,” Leonsis said on CNBC. “You have 11 players on defense and offense, each doing a discrete action, and then there’s 30 seconds in between plays. Now all of a sudden football can be reborn.”

It be reborn as a modern-day sort of jai alai, with the human combatants the subject of real-time bets tied not only to the outcome of the game but to the outcome of each and every play. That same approach can apply in baseball; Cuban said it will actually be fun to go to a baseball game again). For basketball and hockey, it will be more difficult to break the betting opportunities into specific segments.bucks_515

Josh McDaniels says he wants to be a head coach again, happy he stayed with Patriots

Patriots assistant coach Josh McDaniels spoke to the media Friday for the first time since backing out of the Colts head coaching job, and it appears he’s still happy with the decision he made earlier this offseason to remain with the Patriots as offensive coordinator.

While speaking with reporters at Gillette Stadium where all of New England’s assistant coaches were made available to the media, McDaniels fielded questions about turning down the job saying he was “very happy” and “thankful.” However, he also reiterated that he still wants to become a head coach again.

Not calling the Giants seemed utterly foolish, but if the Jets were indeed comfortable with Mayfield, Darnold or Josh Rosen, which is the case according to Breer, then ultimately their move was the right one. It looked expensive to give up all those picks for a shot at their third option and it looked foolish not to call the Giants and try to guarantee themselves one of the top two picks. But they did some nice due diligence, guaranteed they could get one of the quarterbacks they believed was a franchise signal caller with their pick and didn’t sacrifice a future first-round pick to do it.

On the first passing play of what turned out to be the final start of his NFL career, Johnny Manziel rolled into his drop after a play-action fake and was hit — hard — by Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Dee Ford just moments after whipping an incomplete pass. This was back in December 2015, and the hapless Browns went on to lose, 17-13, of course. It was the first of five times the 6-foot, 207-pound Manziel would be hit behind the line of scrimmage, as he not only struggled to throw with anticipation and accuracy — he completed only 13 of 32 passes for 136 yards and an interception — but also took a beating doing it. Oh yes, Manziel did some Johnny Football things that day, using his trademark break-neck, Fran Tarkenton-ish scrambles to rush 11 times for 108 yards.

Bottom line: This is a pivotal year for the franchise given Lewis’ tenuous hold on the head coaching job and back-to-back losing seasons. There’s been a familiar pattern in the division the last two years, too: Cincinnati sweeps Cleveland, splits with Baltimore and loses both games to Pittsburgh. If Cincinnati can find a way to make that record 4-2 or better, then it will be in the AFC wild-card hunt. If it’s less than .500, the Bengals might be looking to change directions once and for all. Record prediction: 8-8

The NFL is planning further changes to the kickoff, hoping to reduce the number of high-speed collisions that happen on the play. A proposed new rule that owners will vote on next week will make several changes to the kickoff.cowboys_098