Roanoke Go Outside Festival

first_imgRoanoke, Virginia’s annual Go Outside Festival is taking place this weekend, October 17-19. From live music to hiking, biking, and fishing to professional demos and craft beers galore, there will never be a dull moment. The top-notch musical acts this year include the Hackensaw Boys, Humming House, Blue Moonshine and Proverbial!Hackensaw_Boys_-_Promo_Photo_Hi_Res_mediumGates open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and entry to this event is free of charge. That’s right, no tickets needed! Bring some cash for the delicious food and drink vendors, as well as the gear tents and a few competitive events if you so choose to participate.Camping is first come, first serve. There are a couple of designated areas: quiet, not-so-quiet, and RV. Check their site for a venue map.Kids are welcome and even have their own space to run free with activities like cardboard cave building, rock climbing, hula hooping, guided hiking, and more.The Go Outside Festival is pet friendly. To keep everyone happy and safe, be sure to have your dog on a leash at all times! There are even a few activities for your four legged friends.Everyone is encouraged to get involved, walk around, touch gear, try stuff out, and have fun.View GO Outside Festival in a larger maplast_img read more

Andy Cole: I’m pleased with Ighalo

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Andy Cole believes Manchester United could not have asked more of Odion Ighalo in his short time with the club. The on-loan striker, who United signed from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua on January deadline day, has scored four goals already for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. He slotted straight in and there is already talk that United could seek to extend Ighalo’s stay. And speaking to the Nigerian striker on a video call that was shown on United’s official pages, former Old Trafford frontman Cole admitted how impressed he’s been. “I am really pleased with him,” said Cole. “When you come to a club like Manchester United as a centre forward, everyone expects you to score straight away, but it takes a little bit of time. “And like Odion said himself, he wasn’t fit and was just coming in from pre-season in China. “I think he has done pretty well when he has been given the opportunity, he has applied himself really well in the club and has scored four good goals, four centre forward goals, you can’t ask for much more.” The words will be music to the ears of both Solskjaer and Ighalo, the 30-year-old who has previously admitted Cole and former United strike partner Dwight Yorke were his footballing idols growing up. “Well, I had a lot of football heroes,” said the striker. “When I started supporting Man United, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole were my heroes growing up. “It is a great privilege for me to play at Man United, where great players like Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole have played. “They were great strikers and scored a lot of goals. “So I would watch their movements, the way they played, the way they created space for themselves, watching the way they met crosses behind defenders. I learned all of that and it has helped me a lot in my football career.”Tags: Andy ColeManchester UnitedOdion Ighalolast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgHome sweet home: Rebensburg gets 1st downhill win in GermanyGARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg has her first career win in a women’s World Cup downhill, and it came on a slope just over 40 miles from her home as family and friends looked on.After two months of rather disappointing results, Rebensburg had a near-flawless run Saturday to beat Italy’s Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) by 0.61 seconds. Ester Ledecka, the Czech athlete competing on both the Alpine skiing and snowboarding World Cup circuits, finished 0.83 behind in third.Brignone’s third straight podium finish in a downhill helped her close the gap on leader Mikaela Shiffrin in the overall standings to 190 points. The American three-time overall champion is taking a break from ski racing since the death of her father, Jeff Shiffrin, last week.FRANCE-RAPE ACCUSATIONS An investigative update released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board says there wasn’t any sign of engine failure in the Jan. 26 crash northwest of Los Angeles. The update doesn’t say what caused the crash, but it indicates the pilot was only 100 feet from the cloud tops when he suddenly descended. The update reinforces the notion that the pilot became disoriented while trying to get to clear skies.Investigators also believe that since a tree branch at the crash site was cut, the twin engines were working and the rotors turning at the time of impact. All four of the helicopter’s blades had similar damage.TENNIS-FED CUP-US-LATVIAWilliams remains perfect in Fed Cup; US leads Latvia 2-0EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Serena Williams remains unbeaten in Fed Cup singles matches. Nearly five years after she last played singles in a Fed Cup competition, Williams defeated Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets Friday night to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Latvia. She is now14-0 in Fed Cup singles matches.Williams’ 7-6, 7-6 victory put the U.S. on the cusp of advancing to the Fed Cup Finals in Budapest, Hungary, in April. The U.S. needs just one victory in the best-of-five matchup to advance.Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin gave the U.S. an early advantage with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win over Anastasija Sevastova in last night’s first match.PGA-PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AMTaylor still leads after 36 holes Update on the latest sports Sagstsrom falls 1 stroke behind at LPGA’s Vic OpenBARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) — Ayean Cho shot a 2-under 70 on a difficult day for scoring to take a one-stroke lead over Madelene Sagstrom after three rounds of the LPGA’s Vic Open in Australia.Choi had a three-round total of 12-under 205. Canada’s Alena Sharp was in third, two strokes behind Cho after a 70.The tournament at the 13th Beach Golf Links also features a European Tour men’s tournament running alongside the women’s event. In the men’s event, Min Woo Lee eagled the 18th hole for 4-under 68 to take a three-stroke lead over three-time European Tour winner Marcus Fraser and fellow Australian Travis Smyth.WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S DOWNHILL Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditKOBE BRYANT-HELICOPTER CRASHKobe Bryant helicopter had nearly cleared blinding cloudsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators say the helicopter that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant and eight others was almost out of blinding clouds when it plunged and slammed into a Southern California hillside. February 8, 2020 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Canadian Nick Taylor remains the leader heading into the third round of the PGA’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am.Taylor birdied four of his last five holes at Pebble Beach Friday for a 66 to take his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour. He is at 14-under 129.Jason Day is two shots back after an 8-under 64. Day made two long birdie putts across the green, holed a 40-yard wedge for eagle on the dangerous par-5 14th and made a couple of big par saves to move into contention.Defending champion Phil Mickelson also got in the mix with a burst of four straight birdies after the turn at Monterey Peninsula. He made bogey on the long par-3 ninth to finish his round of 7-under. He was three shots behind.LPGA-VIC OPEN French skating chief resigns amid sexual abuse scandalPARIS (AP) — The long-serving head of France’s skating federation resigned Saturday amid suspicions that he covered up for a coach accused of rape and sexual abuse by former figure skaters.Announcing his resignation today, Didier Gailhaguet denied protecting the coach and cast blame on a former sports minister. He said no one at the federation was aware of alleged wrongdoing.Paris prosecutors opened a criminal investigation this week into accusations from 10-time French champion Sarah Abitbol that she was raped by skating coach Gilles Beyer from 1990-1992, when she was a teen.Two other former skaters have also accused Beyer, and denounced a lack of support from the federation. Associated Press DOPING-SCHOEMANEx-Olympic swim champ blames contamination for failed testUNDATED (AP) — Former Olympic swimming champion Roland Schoeman is blaming contaminated supplements for a failed doping test last year. The South African claims that he didn’t knowingly take the banned substance (GW501516), which failed medical trials and is considered a cancer risk.Schoeman was banned for a year by world swimming body FINA (FEE’-nuh). His ban ends on May 17 and he says he’s still aiming to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. He won three medals at the 2004 Athens Games including gold in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. He’s also a three-time world champion.last_img read more