Umphrey’s McGee and TAUK ended their match made in heaven tour over the weekend, as both bands (who have spent a lot of time on the road together the last few months) will go their separate ways with the summer festival season around the corner. On Saturday night, at Dallas, TX’s House of Blues, Umphrey’s invited TAUK guitarist Matt Jalbert, bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist A.C. Carter, and birthday boy drummer Isaac Teel to the stage for a super groovy, funked out version of “Booth Love.” Watch UM’s pro-shot footage of the song below:Teel rejoined the band during the encore for a “Drums” solo that led into “All In Time” to end the show. You can find full show audio here.As both bands gear up for a busy summer, Umphrey’s will get back into the swing of things this weekend with a pair of shows at Minneapolis, MN venue First Avenue. Keep an eye out for the Prince bustouts in the Purple One’s hometown. TAUK will be joining Twiddle at Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre on Saturday, May 7th. More information about that show can be found here.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at House of Blues, Dallas, TX – 4/23/16Set 1: Lucid State > Get In The Van, All In Time > Walletsworth, Gone for Good, Uncle Wally, Utopian Fir -> Walk the Proud Land > Booth LoveSet 2: Bridgeless -> 2×2, Mulche’s Odyssey, Kashmir, August -> Final Word > August > BridgelessEncore: Drums > All In Time with Brendan and Jake on acoustics with Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath) jam with Low Rider (War) teases with Alric Carter on keyboards, Charlie Dolan and Isaac Teel on percussion, and Matt Jalbert on guitar with Mind Left Body (Kanter/Garcia) jam with Isaac Teel on percussion
Jordan took a lot of heat for not keeping his word with Dallas. But Doc Rivers, as he did immediately after he re-signed Jordan, had his player’s back.“I tell DJ all the time he should be celebrated for making the right decision,” he said. “I think he had that right to do that and he did that. … I think at the end of the day from a players’ standpoint, you want that player to always end up where he should end up and where he wants to end up.”Jordan downplayed his alleged beef with Clippers teammate Chris Paul, which was supposedly centered on Paul not being happy that Jordan did not work on his free-throw shooting enough.“I love Chris,” Jordan said. “When Chris got here, he changed the culture of our team. He helped me out in so many ways on and off the floor, just becoming a better player and a student of the game. I know it maybe looked that way on the floor because we were both emotional and vocal players.“But when it comes down to it, we’re all criticizing each other because we want what’s best for the team. And I just feel that when you do butt heads on the floor, 30 seconds later it’s over because we’re all trying to win a basketball game.”Jordan, who referred to Paul as a “big brother,” also defended not calling Cuban to tell him of his change of heart. He reminded reporters that when he initially decided he was going to leave for Dallas, he didn’t call Doc Rivers, either. (His agent did).“When we make decisions in life and then we go back and change our minds on them, I feel like the only thing you can do is man up and apologize for it and voice your opinion, and that’s what I did,” Jordan said.Jordan jokingly also wanted to make sure reporters knew that Doc Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer and several players who flew to Houston to talk him into staying did not hold him “hostage.”“I feel I’m a pretty big guy and I don’t feel they can lock me,” Jordan said.At that point, his coach interrupted him.“No, we could have locked him up,” Rivers said, drawing laughter. “If we wanted to, that would have happened.”Jordan admitted part of why he wanted to leave was because he needed a career change with more responsibility. He said that after talking with Rivers, he believes he’ll get that.Pierce, the 37-year-old veteran out of Inglewood, won a ring with the Boston Celtics as the NBA Finals MVP with Rivers in 2008. He’s stoked to be back with him.“I played with Doc longer than any coach I ever played for in my career,” said Pierce, who spent 15 of his first 17 years with the Celtics, during which Rivers was coach for nine years. “Definitely comfortable being around him, being with him. That really helps out, especially when you go into a new situation, being around things you’re comfortable with.“And it’s great to be home. Get an opportunity to play in front of family and friends, have an opportunity to win a championship.”It was Smith, as a member of the Houston Rockets, who helped deliver the crushing blows in a Game 6 Clippers loss to Houston in the Western Conference semifinals.Smith signed for the veterans’ minimum of roughly $1.5 million. He could have received more to stay with Houston, but he is still getting paid by Detroit, which waived him a third of the way through this past season.“Obviously, when you’re a free agent you make decisions based on where you feel is the best fit for you, in order to make yourself the most successful for you and your team,” said Smith, who will make more than $5 million per year from Detroit through 2020. “Looking at this roster, being able to have an opportunity to play for a point guard (Paul) — arguably one of the best point guards in the game — and a dominant big like DeAndre and Blake (Griffin) and that supporting cast that surrounds it, it was very attractive to me and this is why I made the decision.” But most of the attention was on Jordan, who was coincidentally celebrating his 27th birthday.When he went back on his commitment to Cuban, it became the NBA story of the off-season.“I really thought about being on one team my entire career and that was really important to me,” said Jordan, a 6-foot-11 center who has played all seven years of his career with the Clippers. “I’ve been here, and the past two seasons I’ve had I’ve been really successful with this guy (pointing to Doc Rivers) and with this group, players and the organization.“And sky’s the limit for our team. I also feel like I know the city, I know the fans, the team and I’m used to the city of L.A. and I live here.”• Bonsignore: Are Clippers a contender in NBA West? DeAndre Jordan sat on the dais Tuesday inside the Chick Hearn Press Room at Staples Center. Surrounded by Clippers coach Doc Rivers, some new teammates and an existing one, Jordan had a lot to answer for since changing his mind and leaving the Dallas Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban in the lurch.Jordan had verbally agreed to a four-year contract worth an estimated $80 million from Cuban to leave the Clippers. At the last minute, Jordan re-signed with the Clippers for four years and roughly $88 million.• Photos: Clippers introduce players for upcoming seasonAlso on hand Tuesday were forwards Paul Pierce, Wesley Johnson and Josh Smith, and center Cole Aldrich, all of whom were signed as free agents by the Clippers. Guard Austin Rivers, son of Doc, was on hand as he, too, re-signed. 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ALBERT LEA – NIACC sophomore Austin Eckenrod tied for individual meet medalist honors at the Waldorf University Invitational Sunday with a 74 at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club.Eckenrod’s 74 helped lead the Trojans to a third-place finish in the eight-team invitational with a team total of 319. Grand View was the team champion with a 305 and host Waldorf was second with a 306.It was the second time in his collegiate career that Eckenrod earned individual medalist honors as he shared medalist honors at last fall’s Iowa Wesleyan Invitational.Also for the Trojans on Sunday, Matthew Heinemann shot 79, Zach Martin shot 80, Jackson Hamlin shot 86 and Beau Thompson shot 86.NIACC returns to action Tuesday at the Iowa Wesleyan Invitational. WACO, TEXAS — A late field goal by Baylor spoiled a huge fourth quarter rally by Iowa State in a 23-21 loss in Waco. Trailing 20-0 entering the fourth quarter the Cyclones scored three touchdowns to take a 21-20 lead but the defense could not get the final stop. Despite the loss Cyclone coach Matt Campbell was proud of his team.Iowa State is 2-2 overall but Campbell is confident his team will bounce back.Next up for Iowa State is TCU, with an 11 o’clock kickoff at Jack Trice Stadium. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler locked up the AL home run crown with his 48th homer, Brett Phillips drove a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 in manager Ned Yost’s final game. Phillips’ first career walk-off RBI gave Yost a celebratory send-off on the final day of the regular season. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli turned over coaching duties to infielder Ehire Adrianza, and AL Central-winning Minnesota hit three homers to push its major league record to 307 this season — one ahead of the New York Yankees. Minnesota finished the season 101-61, one victory shy of the franchise record set in 1965. The Twins are off until Friday when they travel to New York to face the Yankees in the best-of-five American League Divisional Series. A first pitch time has not yet been announced ALBERT LEA, Minn. – NIACC freshman Thea Lunning placed third at the Waldorf University Invitational on Sunday with an 81.Grand View’s Karli Kerigan was the individual medalist with a 71 at the Wedgewood Cove Golf Club.NIACC was fourth with a 379. Grand View was the team champion with a 338.Also for the Lady Trojans, Jordyn Barragy shot 95, Abby Murray shot 101 and Ashley Voves shot 102.NIACC concludes its fall season at the Iowa Wesleyan Invitational on Sunday. CHICAGO (AP) — Chase Daniel threw for 195 yards and a touchdown after Mitchell Trubisky got knocked out of the game with a left shoulder injury on the opening possession, and the Chicago Bears swarmed NFL rushing leader Dalvin Cook in a 16-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The defending NFC North champions avoided an 0-2 start at Soldier Field and another home loss to a division rival to go with the one they suffered against Green Bay in the NFL’s 100th season opener. OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Kaden Jenks hit Rashid Shaheed for a 73-yard touchdown on Weber State’s first play from scrimmage and the Wildcats led the rest of the way in their 29-17 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday night.Jenks finished 19-of-29 passing for 219 yards and two touchdowns in a battle between two of the top teams in the Football Championship Subdivision.Weber State (2-2), which came in ranked No. 6 in the FCS Coaches poll, scored on its first five drives to open a 27-3 lead midway through the second quarter.Following Shaheed’s touchdown, the seventh-ranked Panthers fumbled the kickoff and Trey Tuttle’s 25-yard field goal extended the lead. Then, just three plays later, Brody Burke picked off a pass from Will McElvain to set up Kris Jackson’s 2-yard touchdown run that made it 17-0 less than 10 minutes into the game.Matthew Cook made a 35-yard field goal to get Northern Iowa (2-2) on the board with 3:27 left in the first quarter, but Tuttle made a 41-yarder about 2 ½ minutes later and Jenks hit Justin Malone for a 13-yard touchdown with 8:30 left in the second quarter.McElvain threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns and added 105 yards rushing on 16 carries for UNI. IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nate Stanley threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns, Toren Young added a career-high 131 yards rushing and 14th-ranked Iowa throttled Middle Tennessee 48-3 on Saturday, moving to 4-0 for just the second time in 10 years.Brandon Smith caught both of Stanley’s TD throws for the Hawkeyes. Iowa gained 644 yards, its most in coach Kirk Ferentz’s 21 seasons in charge.Iowa racked up 358 of those yards in the first half and scored on its first four drives, a stretch headlined by an 18-yard TD throw from Stanley to Smith, to jump ahead 24-0 midway through the second quarter.Ihmir Smith-Marsette’s 14-yard touchdown run off a jet sweep pushed Iowa’s lead to 34-3 with 2:19 left in the third quarter.Asher O’Hara was 15 of 22 passing for 110 yards for Middle Tennessee (1-3). The Blue Raiders’ defense was gashed for over eight yards a play.