Late last month, David Nelson Band reported that Nelson had been diagnosed with colon cancer and would have to cancel several dates on their current tour.At the time of that announcement, the plan for the band’s three upcoming sold-out shows in Alaska was still in the works. Yesterday, the band confirmed their exciting contingency plan for the performances: Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir will fill in for Nelson for three nights of music in Girwood, Alaska from March 16-18! Weir will join members of David Nelson Band (Barry Sless, John Molo, Pete Sears and Mookie Siegel) in addition to Katie Skene.A longtime friend of Weir’s, Nelson co-founded New Riders Of The Purple Sage with Dead frontman Jerry Garcia in the early ’60s. Thanks to this time-seasoned connection, the unfortunate news for David Nelson Band fans in Alaska has just taken an exciting turn for the better!For more information, or to stay updated on all your David Nelson Band news, head to the band’s website.
NFL free agency news: Mark Ingram signs with Ravens NFL free agency news: Earl Thomas signs with Ravens Jason McCourty was a sixth-round pick by the Titans in 2009, while Devin McCourty was drafted by the Patriots in the first round in 2010. CB Jason McCourty back to the #Patriots on a two-year deal, source says.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 13, 2019McCourty was a huge part of the Patriots’ Super Bowl 53 victory over the Rams when he broke up a sure-fire touchdown pass to receiver Brandin Cooks in the end zone.He will continue to play with his twin brother Devin, who has one year remaining on a five-year, $47 million deal he signed with the Patriots in 2015. Related News The Patriots acquired Jason McCourty in a trade with the Browns last offseason, and now they’ve decided to extend his time with the team.New England has signed McCourty to a new two-year deal, according to NFL Network.
The Phillies continue to search for a pitcher.Philadelphia has “investigated the possibility of trading for” Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke, according to a report from NBC Sports Philadelphia. MLB trade rumors: Phillies have been ‘in contact with every team that has pitching available’ MLB trade rumors: Rangers ‘likely’ to move Mike Minor; Phillies, Brewers interested in starter The 35-year-old right-hander holds a 10-4 record with a 2.95 ERA in 20 starts so far this season. He has struck out 114 and walked just 16 in 128 innings pitched.Greinke, a six-time All-Star, signed a massive six-year, $206.5 million deal with the Diamondbacks in December 2015. He has also pitched for the Royals, Brewers, Angels and Dodgers over his 16-year career. Related News The 37th pitcher to reach 2,500 career strikeouts.#TipOfTheCap , Zack Greinke. pic.twitter.com/6bE9e07PzC— MLB (@MLB) May 22, 2019The Diamondbacks entered play Thursday with a 49-47 record. They trail the Dodgers by 13 1/2 games in the National League West and are just a 1/2-game out of the second wild-card spot.The Phillies, meanwhile, came into the season with high expectations, however, they’ve been inconsistent so far.Philadelphia has reportedly been “in contact with every team that has pitching available,” but president Andy MacPhail said the team might not be willing to trade top prospects for frontline players. “Hard for us to make the judgment now that we’re one trade away from the World Series,” MacPhail told reporters last week, via MLB.com. “We don’t believe that. I don’t believe that. So, as a result, you’re going to have to be more judicious with your playing talent. It doesn’t mean you can’t make a different type of deal, doesn’t mean you can’t make a deal where a component is taking on somebody’s salary.”The Phillies have been linked to the Rangers’ Mike Minor, Tigers ace Matthew Boyd and Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner, as well. Giants’ Madison Bumgarner discusses trade rumors: ‘I feel like I’ve done a good job of blocking it out’