Another huge loss in the music industry, Paradigm Talent Agency’s Chip Hooper passed away earlier this week at the age of 53 after a four-year battle with cancer. Hooper was the longtime personal agent for Phish, Dave Matthews Band, and as many as 2,200 other artists while overseeing 115 agents, according to Billboard, who repeatedly included him on their annual Power 100 list.Hooper’s effect on the band, the members, and the entire Phish family is one that will be felt as long as the music exists. According to guitarist Trey Anastasio, “he felt more like a brother than a booking agent” and “he was there every single step of the way.” Read Anastasio’s touching statement below:In Memory of Chip HooperChip was a genuinely beautiful soul. He had a huge smile, and a heart of gold. He was a true friend. I have so many memories of walking around the corner on the way to the stage, and there would be Chip, and suddenly we’d be cracking up about some ridiculous thing and everyone would have to wait a couple minutes to go to the stage. He was always talking about his family or his work with such pride. He cared. It really hurts that we lost him. Even at the very end, visiting with him in the hospital, he’d be laughing and commanding the room with his huge joyous presence.It’s impossible to overstate the effect that Chip had on Phish’s journey, and subsequently on the journeys of every Phish fan. He was there every single step of the way. He felt more like a brother than a booking agent. We are really going to miss him. – Trey AnastasioOur thoughts are with the family and friends of Chip Hooper. May he Rest In Peace![Photo via Phish]
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Paris: India’s Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap were both ousted in the opening round of the men’s singles event at the French Open in Paris on Wednesday. While Srikanth fought hard for 55 minutes against second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei before losing 15-21 21-7 21-14, Kashyap was no match for Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus, losing 11-21 9-21. Another Indian male shuttler Sameer Verma to suffered the same fate as he lost 22-20 18-21 18-21 to Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the first round. Shubhanker Dey now remains the lone Indian in the men’s singles contest, having progressed to the second round where he will be up against Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia. India’s challenge, however, came to an end in the opening round of the mixed doubles event with the ouster of the pairs of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa and Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy. While Rankireddy and Ponappa lost 17-21 18-21 against fourth seed Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yujung of Korea, Chopra and Reddy combination was shown the door by England’s Chris Adcock and Gabriellle Adcock 13-21 18-21. It was a mixed outing for India in the men’s doubles event as Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty progressed to the second round but it was curtains for the other Indian pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy. While Rankireddy and Shetty defeated Netherlands pair of Robin Tabeling 21-16 21-14, Attri and Reddy lost 19-21 22-20 15-21 against England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy. Also Read | Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Exit Denmark Open Badminton There was bad news for India in the women’s doubles event as well as the pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy lost 21-16 13-21 17-21 against fifth seed Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan of Korea.
ABOSAIDE Cadogan and Daniel Islam were winners on Thursday evening as the Guyana Squash Association held the Ansa McAl Lucozade Handicap Squash Tournament.The GSA’s third senior tournament for 2017 was played at the Georgetown Club Squash Courts and featured several of the top players on the second night.In the Open category Regan Pollard -12 could not overcome his handicap of 20 points in his match against Theron Mohabeer +8 and lost in straight games 15-1, 15-12.Javid Rahaman -2 had to work hard to defeat Lloyd Fung-A-Fat +8, 6-15, 15-11, 15-12 while Taylor Fernandes 0 showed her experience with a come-from-behind victory over Adam Alves +5, 11-5, 15-12, 15-11.Daniel Islam -5 proved to be too tough for Ryan Rahaman +7, winning 15-10, 8-15, 15-12.In category A defending champion Abosaide Cadogan 0 had a comfortable win against Zachary Persaud +7, 15-13, 15-9 while Gianni Carpenter -8 beat Jahcinta Adams +10, 15-10, 15-12.Kirsten Gomes 0 had to hold her nerve to overcome Paige Fernandes +8, 15-13, 15-13 while Demetrius De Abreu -2 had no room for error but still managed to overpower Christiana Fernandes +13, 15-13, 15-14.All matches are best-of-three and action continues each evening at 18:00hrs at the Georgetown Club courts.The finals of all the categories are set for Sunday November 19 starting at 11:00hrs.
GALILEAN TO FOLLOW IN CHROME’S FOOTSTEPS? 14 57% John Sadler56 44% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Philip D’Amato64 $786,679 Win% 21% 18% 45% 6 11 5 33 15% 7 Assael Espinoza84 2 $2,140,292 $178,578 $403,159 17 $370,317 ITM% 9% 11 $853,959 18% 20 21 9 39% PICK 6 JACKPOT CARRYOVER TODAY OF $148,819.50 Tiago Pereira102 $959,842 11 10 20% 12 9 Mike Smith53 $175,434 10 8% 8 12 15% Rafael Bejarano108 16 $406,088 31 24% 13 15% 8 1 16 18 12% 12 Money Won Tyler Baze150 Heriberto Figueroa137 $313,894 7 13 9 $1,019,565 3 45% Joseph Talamo99 42% 15% 43% Ruben Fuentes68 Richard Baltas79 15 Richard Mandella31 Doug O’Neill118 13% 33% Peter Miller79 $876,435 5 Aaron Gryder39 19% 9 8 $813,008 Simon Callaghan25 $773,216 ONE-HORSE TRAINER WINS WITH A MARE HE BRED 13 1st 18% 4 7 45% 24% 1st 14% $152,880 2nd 13% $261,058 28 9 12 Flavien Prat139 $447,393 54% 15% 7 $1,132,294 39% $746,711 $176,909 9 18 16 8 47% 15 47% 17% 7 11 6 17 31% 24% 3 43% 5 GALILEAN ON PATH THAT LED TO GLORY FOR ‘CHROME’California Chrome won the California Cup Derby in 2014 prior to capturing theKentucky Derby and Preakness before coming up short in his bid to sweep the Triple Crown.Galilean takes a similar first step Monday when the California-bred son of Uncle Mo runs in the $200,000 California Cup Derby at a mile and one-sixteenth.The bay colt trained by Jerry Hollendorfer is coming off a nine-length victory in the King Glorious Stakes at one mile against state-breds on Dec. 16, a race California Chrome also won in 2014 by 6 ¼ lengths. Chrome’s win in the Cal Cup Derby was by 5 ½ lengths.“Going a mile first time, he went very well,” said Hollendorfer, rarely one to head to the Winner’s Circle before the race is official.The California Cup Derby will be run as the fourth of nine races Monday with a 12:30 p.m. first post time.Monday, Presidents’ Day, is Dollar Day. Fans can imbibe on beer and soda for abuck apiece and feast on hot dogs for $2.The field for the Cal Cup Derby: Loud Mouth, Joel Rosario, 8-1; Whooping Jay, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Irish Heatwave, Kent Desormeaux, 3-1; Galilean, Flavien Prat, 2-5; and Feeling Strong, Tiago Pereira, 12-1.‘DAVID’ PROVES A GOLIATH WITH ONE-HORSE STABLEDavid Randall accomplished a racing rarity Friday. He ran every horse in his barn and won with all of them.Catch is, the 66-year-old trainer has only one horse, a five-year-old mare he also bred named Kaydetre, who broke her maiden in Friday’s first race, leading throughout the one mile test taken off the turf and run on the main track.A massive overlay at 6-1 on the morning line, Kaydetre won by three-parts of a length under Brice Blanc and paid $50.40 to win, earning a handsome $33,000 for Randall, who also owns the old gray mare, bred in Kentucky by David and his wife, Vida.Randall’s nom de course is Ranch Runners Ltd. Inc., named for the horse transportation company he formerly operated. The horse is named for Golden State Warriors’ superstar Kevin Durant (kay-de-tre), formerly of the Oklahoma Thunder.“We’re big fans,” said Randall, a native of Billings, Montana. “My grandson, Mino Solomon, was in charge of ticket sales for the Oklahoma Thunder and now holds a similar position with the Los Angeles Rams.”Randall, popular with his peers on the backstretch, got his trainer’s license in 1980 after running his horse transportation business for several years. Congratulations were the order of the day Saturday morning after Kaydetre’s victory.“I had one horse before Kaydetre, and that was her sister,” Randall pointed out. “I had one horse before that, and it was her mom. I like having one horse to mess with and enjoy. I don’t want all those headaches.“I had to lay up Kaydetre a couple times because she had some problems, but time is a great friend when you’ve got problems. She gets really game on the front end. That’s where she wants to be and they weren’t going to catch her yesterday.”Though he’s in his comfort zone with numbers now, Randall’s stable could double at any time. “I have a two-year-old out of Kaydetre’s sister, an Arch mare, and she’s back in foal,” Randall said, “but I’m just taking it one at a time with something I can afford.“You get horse-poor and it’s not fun then. You get too many bills. I’ve retired from the vanning business so this is enough.“It’s exciting to win, especially when you’ve bred the horse and bred their mom; it’s a family thing. That’s my joy, breed them and develop them to reach their potential.“I’ve been doing this a lot of years, just enjoying the life at the race track. We’ll give Kaydetre some time, get her feet back under her and let her keep doing what she does.”SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $148,819.50There is a 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $148,819.50 going into Saturday at Santa Anita.A total of 57 horses were entered on the 10-race card and are eligible to run in Saturday’s Rainbow Six sequence, making for average field size of more than nine runners per race. 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Carolyn Conley, who booked Brice Blanc on Kaydrete for Friday’s first race victory, goes out a winner as an agent. She embarks on a new endeavor Monday with Kentucky Equine Research and will be traveling extensively throughout the United States and the UAE/Dubai . . . Today and Sunday, Santa Anita celebrates Lunar New Year, hosting a Santa Anita first, a Chinese cultural event featuring food and drink, on-site vendors, live lion dancers and musical acts, plus, one lucky fan will win $500 on Santa Anita’s Money Tree. General admission is just $5 . . . Horseplayer David Nance will be Tom Quigley‘s guest handicapper at 11:20 a.m. Sunday . . . Talk about a blanket finish: in last Saturday’s San Marcos Stakes, the 13 runners were separated by less than 11 lengths at the end of a mile and a quarter on turf. Win% 19% $304,563 6 Hector O. Palma33 Mark Glatt47 40% Jeff Mullins37 TrainerMts 23% 42% Money Won 17% $423,596 Joel Rosario150 48% 7 6 39% 18 20 3 57% 5 $238,996 5 66% 11 8 61% $803,261 Jerry Hollendorfer70 15% 14 10 Vladimir Cerin33 42% $824,498 J. Keith Desormeaux41 8 Edwin Maldonado47 3 9% $498,764 29 40% 9 $1,738,860 $288,405 27 50% TOMORROW IS PRESIDENTS’ DAY AND DOLLAR DAY (Current Through Friday, Feb. 15) 14 Steve Knapp36 37% 21 21% 15 18 5 $902,798 9 9 59% $258,344 9 Geovanni Franco131 41% 3rd 11 32% $670,833 $891,399 16% William E. Morey44 Kent Desormeaux65 10 13 28 5 Agapito Delgadillo43 16 4 3rd 16% 6 Bob Baffert52 21 7 $592,240 59% ITM% 23% 5 7 JockeyMts 19 17% 13% 6 Mario Gutierrez71 6 5 4 44% 3 9 20 48% $695,674 2nd 2 9 18% 58% 16 Drayden Van Dyke94 9 30% 56% Peter Eurton33