By Joey Guerra Updated 4:27 pm CDT, Thursday, July 26, 2018 Now Playing: Mr. and Mrs. Carter finally bring their epic tour to the U.S. Media: Houston Chronicle The queen has landed. Beyoncé and Jay-Z kicked off the OTR II North America leg Wednesday night in Cleveland, Ohio. And by the looks of everything, it was ***flawless. The couple performed at First Energy Stadium, trading off solo hits and collaborations from new joint album "Everything is Love." IN CONCERT: Ann Wilson, Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers rock out in Sugar Land Watch the above clip to see them performing 18 seconds of single "Apeshit." Bey and Jay perform Sept. 15 and 16 at NRG Stadium. The show features one of the largest stages ever for a concert tour, including two catwalks that extend into the audience and a floating platform that goes over half the length of the stadium. It also boasts a 26-person vertical orchestra and 17 dancers. window._taboola = window._taboola || … [Read more...] about Watch 18 seconds of the Beyoncé and Jay-Z OTR II kickoff in North America
By Anna-Sofia Lesiv | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: July 24, 2018 at 8:57 am Sorry, North America. The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is set to happen Friday — but you won’t get to see it. Unless you find yourself in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe or South America, you shouldn’t get too excited about the Blood Moon that will dominate the sky for just under two hours. But before you decide to pack up and move to a place that’s graced with more astronomical wonders, take note that just three nights after the eclipse, Mars’ orbit will be closer to the earth than it has been in more than a decade — and that’s something you’ll be able to view from right here in the Bay Area. “Which one would I rather watch? Both,” said Rick Elphic, a scientist at NASA Ames in Mountain View. So what’s so great about this eclipse anyway? “The moon will … [Read more...] about No eclipse for you, North America — but Mars is ready for a close-up with Earth
Back on November 16, 2015, a day after the Philadelphia Eagles suffered a bad home loss to one of the worst teams in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins, we made the rather easy observation that Philadelphia's sports teams as a whole stunk.The Phillies had just completed a season in which they had the worst record in baseball, the Sixers were in year three of tank mode and had gotten out to an 0-11 start, and the Flyers were off to a disappointing start to their season, at 6-8-3.If you combined all the Philly teams' winning percentages at the time and divided by four, they averaged out to 0.297, which was by far the worst winning percentage average of any city in North America with at least three franchises. 11/16/15 NFL MLB NBA NHL Average Boston/NE 1.000 0.481 0.556 0.500 0.634 Oakland 0.444 0.420 1.000 N/A 0.621 Pittsburgh 0.600 0.605 N/A 0.588 0.598 Phoenix 0.778 0.488 0.556 0.529 0.588 Atlanta 0.667 0.414 0.667 N/A 0.583 Minneapolis 0.778 0.512 0.400 0.625 0.579 St. Louis … [Read more...] about Philadelphia’s sports teams have gone from the worst in North America to among the best
By Sarah Ravani Updated 7:19 am, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Photo: Mark J. Rebilas / Reuters Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Apr 2, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; USA forward Chris Wondolowski (17) celebrates after scoring a goal in the first half against Mexico during a friendly match at University of Phoenix Stadium. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, U.S. Soccer officials announed that North America would host the 2026 World Cup. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) less Apr 2, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; USA forward Chris Wondolowski (17) celebrates after scoring a goal in the first half against Mexico during a friendly match at University of Phoenix Stadium. On Wednesday, June ... more Photo: Mark J. Rebilas / Reuters North America wins bid for World Cup 2026 — could Bay Area host games? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about North America wins bid for World Cup 2026 — could Bay Area host games?
By Associated Press PUBLISHED: June 13, 2018 at 6:06 am | UPDATED: June 13, 2018 at 6:31 am By ROB HARRIS and GRAHAM DUNBAR MOSCOW (AP) — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday. The vote by football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the ballot by FIFA’s elected board members for the 2018 and 2022 hosts, Russia and Qatar, in 2010. The U.S. proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the finals, leaving Canada and Mexico with 10 fixtures each. An optimistic promise of delivering $14 billion in revenue helped sway voters, along with the lack of major construction work required … [Read more...] about 2026 World Cup awarded to North America