Gleneagles team eye Curragh

first_img “He travelled well (in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket) and he has the ability to quicken, that’s what he showed us last year,” O’Brien told At The Races. “He did what we hoped. He had been working well at home so obviously we were hoping he’d do that. “He’s very much like Giant’s Causeway, so he could get a mile and a quarter, but he looks to be a miler really. “What you want in a good miler is the ability to travel and then quicken, and that is what he can do. “I think the Irish Guineas will be next but we’ll have to see what the ground is like and the boys will talk about that. It looks the obvious race, though.” Gleneagles is likely to be next seen in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on May 23. The impressive Classic winner holds entries in the Dante at York and in the English and Irish Derbys, but he is unlikely to be asked to race over further for some time. Trainer Aidan O’Brien feels he could stay a mile and a quarter, but his electric turn of foot and ability to travel on the bridle mark him out as a special miler. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Three questions the Warriors will have to answer this offseason

first_imgQuinn Cook became a reliable spot-up shooter but 2018-19 was the last year of his current contract. The Warriors also didn’t receive much this season from 2018 first-round pick Jacob Evans.The Warriors will have to add a few pieces to their second unit in the offseason and almost certainly will not have the cap space to do it. They’ll need to get creative. All season long, the 30-year-old star was expected to opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer. He had reportedly been considering leaving the Warriors and was linked to the Knicks, Clippers, and Nets, among others.But, Durant ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 against the Raptors and will be out for most, if not all, of next season.It is unclear if the injury changes Durant’s offseason plans. He could utilize his player option and return to the Warriors, although that is reportedly his last resort. Or, he could still choose to sign elsewhere — at least three teams, as well as the Warriors, are still open to giving him a max contract, according to ESPN.Durant’s choice will have a major impact on Golden State’s future, one way or the other.Who will play center?The Warriors will enter the offseason with a big hole in the middle of their lineup.DeMarcus Cousins surprisingly signed a one-year deal with Golden State last July. He was inconsistent in 2018-19 and also dealt with a torn quad during the playoffs. But he’ll still most likely be out of the Warriors’ price range this summer and he’s expected to receive a bigger contract from another team.Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell are both also set to become free agents.The Warriors appear like they will attempt to re-sign either Looney or Bell, if not both. They also could look to add a big man via trade or with the mid-level exception.Damian Jones, who has played in just 49 NBA games, has one season remaining on his contract and should be back with Golden State in 2019-20, as well.How will the bench be reshaped?At the beginning of the Steve Kerr era, the bench was a strength for the Warriors. But, it became a weakness this season.Andre Iguodala was in and out of the starting lineup and can be a contributor defensively. The wing, however, undeniably took a step back on the other end of the floor, as did longtime backup point guard Shaun Livingston. NBA Finals 2019: 7 key stats from the Raptors’ championship run The Warriors now turn their attention to the offseason as their roster could look different in 2019-20.Here are three questions Golden State will soon have to answer:What will happen with Kevin Durant?This is arguably the biggest question of the offseason. Related News Kawhi Leonard offers Kevin Durant heartfelt recovery advice The Warriors’ attempt at a three-peat came up short.Golden State’s bid at history came to an end when it fell to the Raptors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Kyle Lowry scored 26 points to lead the Raptors to the victory while Pascal Siakam chipped in 26, as well. Klay Thompson finished with 30 in the losing effort but left in the third quarter with a knee injury. NBA Finals 2019: 3 reasons why the Raptors beat the Warriorslast_img read more

Argonia-Attica to battle Victoria for all the Class 8-man Div. II marbles Saturday

first_imgVictoria (11-1)  Victoria 24 Central Plains 42Victoria 62 Ellinwood 8Victoria 46 St. John 0Victoria 26 Ness City 22Victoria 48 Northern Valley 0Victoria 68 Beloit St. Johns-Tipton 56Victoria 58 Thunder Ridge 34Victoria 1 Natoma 0Victoria 50 Otis-Bison 0Victoria 34 Hoxie 20Victoria 64 Minneola 12Victoria 28 Sharon Springs-Wallace Co. 12. Competing schedules:Argonia-Attica (12-0)A&A 66 Cunningham 20A&A 28 Cedarvale-Dexte 26A&A 74 Central Burden 34A&A 90 Pratt-Skyline 52A&A 60 Caldwell 38A&A 53 South Haven 6A&A 62 Pretty Prairie 6A&A 54 Norwich 6A&A 54 South Barber 8A&A 84 Southern Coffey 40A&A 56 Pike Valley 32A&A 70 Axtell 44 Series history: None. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If the Argonia-Attica football players have been nervous this week, they sure are not showing it, said Luke Greenwood, A&A co-head coach.“They are extremely excited and focused,” Greenwood said. “We’ve had a great week of practice. I don’t think I would say nerves has been a factor.”Come Saturday morning at 11 a.m. when the Titans walk onto the field that may be a different story. A&A will be trying to bring home a Class 1A Division II eight-man state championship in Newton at Fischer Field. If accomplished, the Titans will be the first Sumner-Harper County football team to win a state championship since Conway Springs did so in 2011.The last time an eight-man team has won a state championship in the area? Attica did it in 1988 winning the 8-man Division II crown. None of the football players were alive then. Needless to say the two communities are excited. A community pep rally is set for tomorrow night. Then the boys will get on a bus at 6 a.m. Saturday after a team breakfast in Harper and travel north to play for all the marbles at 11 a.m. The game should be a doozy. Greenwood said Victoria will be a run-first I formation team that will lull a defense to sleep before initiating the play-action pass.The Knights are physical and they’ve played a meaty schedule. Victoria’s only loss this season was to Central Plains 42-24 in week one. Central Plains is playing for the 8-man Division 1 championship.“I think the key moment of the game will be right off the bat, how we match up with them physically,” Greenwood said. “If we can’t, then it’s going to have to be a tough game and we will have to make plenty of adjustments.”There is no doubt Victoria is the real deal. It is a well-established eight-man powerhouse from western Kansas, having won a state championship five times. The last time came in 2006.The last Sumner County team to make the eight-man state championship game was in 2007 when South Haven played Sharon Springs. That game ended at halftime with the western school winning by more than 50 points.Hopefully, that scenario won’t be a repeat.In the Knights 28-12 victory over Sharon Springs on Friday, they punted and fumbled twice and gave their opponent a short field at the beginning of the game. Both times Victoria held Sharon Springs scoreless.The Knights have a tenacious defensive line – ruled by juniors Brandon Brungardt and Wheaton Hockersmith. They wore Sharon Springs offense down, allowing just one offensive touchdown for a team accustomed to 300 yards of offense and 50 points per game.They will have to do it again.A&A has been averaging over 50 points in every single contest this season but one and last week’s 70 point total was no exception.It was a contest in which the Titans scored on nearly every possession while taking advantage of four turnovers.“The kids have really done a nice job of adjusting,” Greenwood said. “After that first possession in which Axtell drove the length of the field, we kept our heads and adjusted. That was a physical team, but we wore on them and eventually took control in the second half.”ARGONIA-ATTICA VS VICTORIA GAME AT A GLANCE:Argonia-Attica (12-0) vs. Victoria (11-1), Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fischer Stadium in Newton, Class 1A 8-man Div. II state championship. Injury situation: Argonia-Attica continues to be healthy, and that has been key to its success this season.Stats: Argonia-Attica season stats and some comparisons with Victoria can be found here.Follow us on Twitter. Game’s significance: The Class 8-man Division II state championship. Duh. Follow the game: Internet: Live twitter blogs on this site, Sumner Newscow. Twitter: Follow us at Cueballnewscow. Photos and recaps: Sumner Newscow. Game night weather: Could be a great day to watch a football game. The weather is expected to be in the 50s with a 20 percent chance of rain. The sun should peak its head sometime during the game. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Report Reply 0 replies · active 299 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 299 weeks ago Which of these teams is the private school? Report Reply 0 replies · active 299 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jim · 299 weeks ago none of the CURRENT players were alive Report Reply 1 reply · active 298 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 298 weeks ago I also enjoyed that line. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Sarah · 298 weeks ago One Team One Dream. Go Titans! Report Reply 0 replies · active 298 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Wounderful · 298 weeks ago I am really proud of these kids and all they do to be the best they can be and for all the help from parents that go out of their way to get them boys to practices. I have a great nephew playing and love to see their dreams coming true. 1 more game win it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 298 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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