The Red Hot Chili Peppers have always had interesting music videos, but this new video for “Go Robot” might be the weirdest. The band uses the video to recreate several iconic scenes from the 1977 classic disco movie Saturday Night Fever, even filming several scenes in their video at several locations where SNF was filmed.Singer Anthony Keidis is the video’s star, and he really bares it all as he plays an almost-nude robot seeking acceptance in the world. He walks the streets, mostly ignored or disliked, before eventually ending up at a discoteque, where he is entranced by the lights and music and dance-moves. Eventually, he sees a female robot on the dance floor, and the two dance the night away having finally found each other.Check out the video for “Go Robot” below!
Clingan left Coventry, where he was club captain, at the end of last season, and found himself without work after rejecting interest from a handful of suitors. A brief spell at Doncaster did not work out, but he signed for Kilmarnock in January and, after being watched three times by national boss Michael O’Neill, is back in contention for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Israel. Reflecting on his stop-start season, he said: “I’ve been back in Belfast for most of the time. I didn’t want to be in England doing nothing so I spent time staying in Mum’s house and doing my own personal training. I was training in Falls Park, just on the doorstep and running round it every day.” Northern Ireland midfielder Sammy Clingan was sleeping in his mother’s spare room and training in a local park a couple of months ago but now he is back at the heart of his side’s World Cup qualifying campaign. Press Association It was something of a comedown for the 29-year-old, who skippered Northern Ireland for the first time against a star-studded Holland side last summer. He added: “It was a bit crazy but that’s football these days and there are footballers who are out of contract. I did turn offers down from clubs and I probably should have signed those deals but I am just pleased (Kilmarnock boss) Kenny Shiels has given me the chance. “He phoned me when I was back in Belfast, I was at the driving range and got a call from someone I didn’t know. I went over and then the club was sold to me.” Clingan and the rest of the Northern Ireland contingent have endured a frustrating week so far, with the first match of their scheduled double header, against Russia, twice called off due to snow. Israel, meanwhile, played out a dramatic 3-3 draw with Portugal and Clingan hopes his side’s lack of activity could have a silver lining. “You know how it is when you are stuck in a hotel for so long, but it could work to our benefit,” he said. “Israel have played Portugal but we are fresh and that’s really helped. Hopefully we can build on that with three points tomorrow.” O’Neill on Sunday lost versatile Rangers player Andy Little to a knee injury and added Hull midfielder Corry Evans to the group. He will now compete with Clingan and Alex Bruce for the holding role, made available due to Chris Baird’s suspension.
Mauro Zarate has moved to allay fears he is set to look for a move away from West Ham in the January transfer window. The 27-year-old only joined the Hammers in the summer but reports emerged on Thursday morning containing quotes from Luis Ruzzi, who claimed to be the Argentinian’s agent, which declared Zarate’s unhappiness at Upton Park. The former Birmingham loanee enjoyed a good start to his career at West Ham as he scored a memorable goal in their first Barclays Premier League win of the season at Crystal Palace in August. Press Association Since then a combination of a thigh injury and the form of fellow new recruits Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia have seen Zarate’s first-team chances dwindle, but despite Ruzzi’s claims his role playing off the striker would see the player search for a move to Italy, Zarate used Twitter to rubbish the rumours. “According to recent news articles I would like to inform that I have no agent and I never said that I wanted to leave West Ham,” he wrote on the social media site. “If that would happen it would be because of a joint decision of the club and myself. The most important thing is that West Ham will keep progressing. The manager is doing a great job and has my full support! Come on you Irons!!!!!!” Zarate, who was the top scorer in the Argentinian Primera Division with 13 goals in 19 games for Velez Sarsfield last season, has been strongly linked with a move to Serie A side Torino. The former Lazio and Inter Milan player spent a total of five seasons in Italy before returning to Argentina to play for first club Velez in the 2013-14 campaign. He has since made the move back into the Premier League but has made just five appearances and is yet to play a full 90 minutes as Sam Allardyce’s side continue a fine start to the season which sees them sitting fourth in the table. With Sakho already on seven goals for the season, Valencia impressing since his big-money summer move and club-record signing Andy Carroll nearing full fitness the fight for first-team places in West Ham’s attack is fierce, but Zarate appears ready to battle for a spot after declaring he is happy at the club.
Bayer Leverkusen are hoping to capitalise on the absence of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi when they face the Spanish side at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.Messi, who scored a total of 60 goals and set up 28 more in 60 appearances to help Barca capture a Primera Division, Champions League and Copa del Rey treble last season, hurt his left knee in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Las Palmas and will be sidelined for two months.Barca, who began their Champions League title defence with a 1-1 draw at Roma in their pool opener, have reason to be confident.Since losing 3-0 to Bayern Munich in May 2013, Barca are unbeaten at home in the competition, winning their last six games at the Nou Camp.Bayer, who thumped BATE Borisov in their group opener 4-1 at the BayArena, warmed up for the trip to Spain with a 3-0 triumph at Werder Bremen on Saturday.The victory, their biggest in the domestic campaign this season, lifted Roger Schmidt’s side to fifth in the Bundesliga standings, nine points adrift of league leaders Bayern Munich. Barca have beaten Leverkusen in their previous five meetings.Jose Mourinho returns to his former club Porto as Chelsea look to make it two wins from two in the Champions League on Tuesday night.The Blues boss enjoyed great success with the Portuguese giants, leading them to UEFA Cup success in 2003 before masterminding their Champions League triumph the following season.While Chelsea eased to a 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in their opening Group G fixture, Porto had to settle for a point away to Dynamo Kiev after conceding an 89th-minute equaliser. The sides last met in the group phase of this competition in 2009, Nicholas Anelka scoring the winner for Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea in the meeting at the Estádio do Dragao.Arsenal take on Olympiakos at the Emirates on Tuesday looking for a win to get their Champions League campaign back on track.Arsene Wenger’s side slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in their first match with Olivier Giroud sent off towards the end of the first-half.It was a far from ideal start but the Gunners will hope to start making amends with victory over an Olympiakos side that suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich in their opening fixture. The return to goalscoring form of Alexis Sanchez is undoubtedly a boost for Arsenal while Theo Walcott, who is set to start up front with Giroud suspended, should be confident, having also got himself on the scoresheet in the 5-2 win over Leicester.Bayern Munich have just “14 or 15” fit players for Tuesday’s Champions League home game with Dinamo Zagreb, says boss Pep Guardiola.Midfielders Arturo Vidal, a Copa America winner with Chile this summer, and Sebastian Rode are the latest players to receive treatment.Vidal is nursing a knee problem while Rode has had treatment for a knock. Bayern are already without wingers Arjen Robben and long-term absentee Franck Ribery as well as defenders Medhi Benatia and Holger Badstuber.Midfielder Javi Martinez only recently came back from a four-week injury break.Bayern, five-time champions of Europe, have won all seven Bundesliga fixtures this season.The German champions won 3-0 in Greece against Olympiakos in their opening Champions League Group F game.Dinamo Zagreb, champions of Croatia 10 years running, are unbeaten in their last 45 matches in all competitions, a run stretching back to November 2014. Valencia have only one thing in mind heading into Champions League action on Tuesday and that is to win at Olympique Lyon.The sides will square off at the Stade de Gerland in Group H and the players in the Spanish outfit believe that after falling in their opener at home to Zenit St Petersburg, they must collect three points to have a realistic chance of progressing in the competition.Valencia began their group campaign with a 3-2 home defeat to the Russian team, a result that has the Spaniards at the bottom of the pool.Lyon, who are playing in the group stages of the competition for the first time since 2011, lost 3-1 at Girondins Bordeaux on Saturday. It was their second loss in Ligue 1 and left them in eighth place in the standings, eight points adrift of league leaders Paris St Germain.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Forget hearting NYC (sorry!); apparently Austin is the number one city in the U.S. for creating and developing small businesses, according to the Austin Business Journal. Over the past few years, Austin’s population grew by 20.2% (only Raleigh grew faster); its job base grew by 9.3% (the third-fastest); and the number of small businesses grew by 1.5% (no other city did better than 0.6%). Admittedly, these stats aren’t a total surprise to us. Right now, we have 3,136 members in Texas, with a good portion from Austin, and we totally dug the scene when we were visiting in March for SXSW. (photo by lloydi, via Flickr)