Rihanna is giving us an behind the scenes of her latest single called Work featuring Drake.
Jason Bourne hits theaters July 29.
Beyonce has announced her plans for an upcoming world tour. It will kick off on April 27 in Miami and will end on July 31 in Brussels.
April 27 – Miami, FL – Marlins Park
April 29 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
May 1 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
May 3 – Raleigh, NC – Carter-Finley Stadium
May 5 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
May 7 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
May 9 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium
May 12 – San Diego CA – Qualcomm Stadium
May 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl
May 16 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium
May 18 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
May 20 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
May 23 – Minneapolis, MN – TCF Bank Stadium
May 25 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
May 27 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
May 29 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
May 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
June 3 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium
June 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
June 7 – New York, NY – Citi Field
June 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium
June 12 – Hersey, PA – Hersey Park Stadium
June 28 – Sunderland, UK – Stadium of Light
June 30 – Cardiff, UK – Millennium Stadium
July 2 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
July 5 – Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford
July 7 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park
July 9 – Dublin, IE – Croke Park
July 12 – Dusseldorf, DE – Esprit Arena
July 14 – Zurich, CH – Letzigrund
July 16 – Amsterdam, NE – Arena
July 18 – Milan, IT – Stadio San Siro
July 21 – Paris, FR – Stade de France
July 24 – Copenhagen, DK – Parken
July 26 – Stockholm, SE – Friends Arena
July 29 – Frankfurt, DE – Commerzbank Arena
July 31 – Brussels, BE – Roi Boudoin
The New York Knicks have fired coach Derek Fisher on Monday after the team lost its fifth straight game and nine of its past 10.
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Ian Begley first reported the firing.
The Knicks are 23-31 this season after going 17-65 in Fisher’s first season in 2014-15. New York’s current losing skid contributed to the timing of the move, but the team was already convinced Fisher was not transitioning from the role of player to coach effectively, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Fisher was hired by team president Phil Jackson to rectify the struggling New York franchise. Fisher and Jackson have a history together dating back to when Jackson coached the Lakers, and Fisher was a point guard on the team that won five championships.
Fisher, who had no previous head-coaching experience, took over for Mike Woodson, who went 109-79 in parts of three seasons in New York but won only one playoff series. The Knicks currently sit 12th in the Eastern Conference.
Fisher thanked Jackson, Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan and his players and staff. “This is a very talented team with strong character and I am confident they will succeed,” Fisher said in a statement. “Obviously, I’m disappointed, but have learned an immense amount from this experience and hope to grow from it.”
Jackson made the final decision on firing Fisher, according to league sources with knowledge of the decision. As is common when a major personnel decision is made, Jackson consulted Dolan, who signed off on Jackson’s decision.
Assistant Kurt Rambis will now serve as interim coach. Rambis played on four Lakers title teams and was a coach or executive for four others. He coached the Timberwolves to a 56-145 mark from 2009 to 2011.
Two other former players under Jackson, Brian Shaw and Luke Walton, are candidates for the full-time job, sources told ESPN. Shaw coached parts of two seasons in Denver, while Walton led the defending champion Golden State Warriors to a record start this season, filling in for injured coach Steve Kerr. Sources told Shelburne, however, that Walton is determined to take his time before accepting a head-coaching position. Much like Kerr two summers ago, Walton wants to make sure he’s setting himself up to succeed.
The Knicks upgraded their roster during the summer with the drafting of Kristaps Porzingis and the signing of veterans Arron Afflalo and Robin Lopez. They had the look of a playoff team most of the season but are stumbling into the All-Star break, and fans loudly booed when they fell behind by 19 points Sunday during a 101-96 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Fisher accepted some of the blame for the team’s recent slow starts after the game, though All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony said that was the responsibility of the players.
The Knicks haven’t won a title since the 1972-73 season.
Manning had just enough left in his 39-year-old body to keep things in order on offense and give the Broncos’ defense room to stomp, flex and rumble to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthersin Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium.
“I’m just glad I’m on the same team as our defense and glad I don’t have play against them … No question our defense led the way,” Manning said.
The victory is the Broncos’ third in the Super Bowl — it was the team’s record-tying eighth trip — and ultimately fulfilled a promise Broncos general manager John Elway made to Manning in 2012.
Elway told Manning he would do “everything in my power,” to help him close out his career with a championship. That everything included giving the Broncos the kind of defense Manning has never had in tow before.
Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has said the Broncos’ cornerbacks are the best he has had in his almost four decades’ worth of work in the NFL. They are the kind of defensive backs the pass-rushers love because they give them the time they need to get home. Phillips has consistently described linebacker Von Miller as “special.”
From the moment Miller arrived in Denver with the second pick of the 2011 draft, his coveted ability to turn speed to power, power to speed has been on display. But when DeMarcus Ware arrived in free agency in 2014 it transitioned Miller from gifted athlete to full-blown football hell-raiser with the drive, moves and down-to-down determination to lead a defense to a Super Bowl win.
It was in all of those practice conversations, all of the Wednesday competitions, that Ware, pass-rusher royalty in the 100-sack club, would constantly push Miller to make more plays than he did that day, and the next one, and all of the days that followed.
Miller showed big-moment impact with his sack and forced fumble that led to the Broncos’ first-quarter touchdown. He later beat Panthers right tackle Mike Remmers with a move Miller didn’t have early in his career — the spin back inside when the tackle tried to push him out wide.
And he put the exclamation point on it when he knocked the ball free from Cam Newton in the game’s final minutes, showing enough power and leverage to hold off Remmers with one arm and knock the ball out — left-handed — with the other. That play led to the Broncos’ first offensive touchdown of the game — with 3 minutes, 8 seconds to play — a score that gave the Broncos a 24-10 lead when C.J. Anderson plowed over Panthers Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly into the end zone.
Watching sports could soon be a very different experience — at least if it’s up to Microsoft and the NFL. Before you know it, a holographic player could be charging through your walls and replays could play in 3D on your coffee table.
Microsoft today released a new concept for its HoloLens augmented reality goggles that shows off its vision for what the combination of sports and HoloLens could soon look like. It’s worth watching, even if you don’t like football.
Not to rain on the parade, but as anybody who has tried the HoloLens prototype will tell you, this is still very much science fiction — not because HoloLens doesn’t work (I’ve tried it, and it sure does), but because the field of vision you get from the current versionsimply doesn’t give you the kind of immersive experience Microsoft shows in its video.
Microsoft is soliciting applications from developers right now and expects to ship its $3,000 HoloLens developer edition to a select group of them in the first quarter of this year (likely around the time of its Build developer conference, which conveniently starts on March 30).