Eric Clapton has often said in public interviews that Tulsan JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale’s influence on Clapton was profound, and his influence on many more of today’s artists cannot be overstated. To honor JJ’s legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale was released July 29, 2014. With performances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White, the album features 16 beloved JJ Cale songs and is named for the 1972 single “Call Me The Breeze.”
The Oklahoma Sooners, behind a suffocating defense and efficient offense, boosted their record on the young season to 3-0, defeating the SEC’s Tennessee Volunteers Saturday night in Norman.
After receiving the game’s opening kickoff, the Volunteers began play on their own 25-yard line. In a hint of how most of this evening would go, the Tennessee offense lost eight yards on their first play. The relentless Sooner defense made life miserable for Vols quarterback Justin Worley from the outset, and he was never able to get comfortable in the pocket. For the game, Worley was sacked five times, two others were negated by penalties and he was intercepted three times, including Julian Wilson’s record-setting 100-yard pick six to seal the win in the fourth quarter.
BOCA RATON, FL—It was a bad night for the Golden Hurricane. It took just eight minutes for Florida Atlantic to hang 17 points on TU in their first road trip of the 2014 season, and it was a deficit that they could not recoup as the Owls rolled to a 50-21 victory. It was the second straight loss for TU and the second week in a row that they allowed 50 points or more.
TU quarterback Dane Evans gave up two interceptions in the first half, one that was returned for a touchdown and another that killed a Golden Hurricane drive on the FAU four yard line.
I am a 14-year-old Yazidi girl given as a gift to an ISIS commander. Here’s how I escaped. Thus the headline in the Washington Post introduces a harrowing tale documented by Mohammed A. Salih a journalist based in Erbil. He covers the conflict in northern Iraq for several international news organizations.
Sa;oj writes: This is the story told to me by a 14-year-old Yazidi girl I’ll call “Narin,” currently staying in northern Iraqi Kurdistan. I am a Kurdish journalist with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia who covers northern Iraq as a freelancer for several international news outlets. I heard about Narin’s tale through a Yazidi friend who knew her. Aside from translating from Kurdish and excerpting her story in collaboration with Washington Post editors, the only things I changed are all the names, at Narin’s request, to protect her and other victims from reprisal; many of her relatives are still in captivity.
Going into their preseason camp, there will be four prospective goalies trying to make the 2014-15 Tulsa Oilers roster. A former sixth round draft pick of the Carolina Hurricanes, two second-year professionals from the SPHL and from the European league, and a seven year veteran who has spent time in Europe and in the ECHL will be vying for two roster positions on head coach Bruce Ramsay’s squad.
Matt Mahalak was drafted in the sixth round to the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes in 2011 and has spent time in the Ontario Hockey League where he played three years with the Plymouth Whalers and one year with the Kingston Frontenacs.