Team Sky Takes One-Two at Tour Down Under’s Cancer Classic Crit Opener

first_imgTeam Sky made one heck of a professional bike race debut today at the Santos Tour Down Under.  The new British team made a compelling case for being invited to the Tour de France by moving their paceline to the front of the pack somewhere in the two-to-go lap.Pulling at a ferocious pace, Sky’s Russell Downing pushed the needle into the red zone before moving aside for teammate Matthew Hayman to lead out.  Columbia-HTC started coming around, almost blocking Sky’s riders against the barriers, but the boys in black-and-blue came back around and Chris Sutton led Greg Henderson to victory, giving Team Sky first and second in the opening Cancer Classic Criterium.“It does not get any better than that,” said Henderson. “We were joking about winning today and putting ourselves out there on the map for the new sponsor.“They are an unbelievable team, I dont think I have ever been on a lead out that was as fast as that. In the end my job was pretty easy, I just followed Chris Sutton and the rest of the fellas. Wow what a feeling.”The pace and tactics were more than expected given that the results from today’s crit don’t add to the overall time or points for the Tour Down Under, and it’s clear that Team Sky came to play.Armstrong, meanwhile, showed real strength in a mid-race five-person breakaway, saying he felt “better than last year.”“I felt like I tested them a little bit,” said Armstrong. “We had a few good weeks in Hawaii so I know I’ve got a bit of power, but sometimes it’s better to be up on those small groups than to be back fighting with 100 guys for every wheel and every corner.“Everybody was completely going for it, no talking and only a little bit of looking around after the corners to see how close they were,” he added. “You get inside 10 (laps to go) and then to seven and six and you think ‘uh oh’ … if there’s a crash in the field, if two teams can’t get together or don’t get together, you just never know.“…I certainly felt better today than last year – but last year in this event I felt a little like a monkey screwing a football, too,” he said. “It was not pretty last year, this year was a little more comfortable.”Photo by Graham Watson.  Check out his full gallery from today’s event here.last_img read more

Cowboys’ Xavier Woods diagnosed with high-ankle sprain, report says

first_img Daniel Jones named Giants starter: Three stats that define Eli Manning’s legacy Cam Newton injury update: Panthers QB (foot) not at practice, Week 3 status unclear Michael Gallup injury update: Cowboys’ leading receiver (knee) out 2-4 weeks, reports say Despite starting the season 2-0, the injury list for the Cowboys is getting longer.Free safety Xavier Woods has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, ESPN reported, citing unidentified league sources. Team owner Jerry Jones confirmed to 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday that Woods was injured but was unable to give a timeline for his return.”You had it right until you said ‘serious’,” Jones said of the injury. “We’ll evaluate it as the week goes along. He’s young. He might be able to move on it pretty good at that position. Some positions have a tougher time — defensive linemen and those sorts of things.  Related News “…Only the Guy Upstairs knows how much time he’s going to miss.”However, NFL Network reported that Woods would be out 4-6 weeks with the injury. #Cowboys FS Xavier Woods is expected to miss four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain, source said. A blow to the secondary with #Saints, #Packers among upcoming opponents.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 17, 2019“We’ll evaluate it as the week goes along,” Jones said. “The fact that it’s in doubt (for Sunday) is serious, I guess. But he’s young. He might be able to move pretty good on it at that position. Some positions have a tougher time. They’ve got to push off harder every play.”News of Woods’ injury comes after receiver Michael Gallup underwent arthroscopic surgery and will miss 2-4 weeks, defensive lineman Antwaun Woods was listed as day-to-day with an MCL sprain and Tyrone Crawford was diagnosed with a sore hip.Woods has started 16 straight games after he missed the first two games of 2018. He has 17 total tackles so far this season with one forced fumble.last_img read more

The Boys Season 2 Release Date Cast Plot Images and Everything We

first_imgAmazon Prime Video’s The Boys took the streaming world by storm this summer, quickly becoming one of Amazon’s most watched shows ever thanks to its captivatingly gritty twist on the saturated superhero genre. The TV adaptation of Garth Ennis’ comic book series was greenlit for a Season 2 before the first season was even released in July, and the new episodes are already in production. So naturally, we’re wondering what’s next for Billy Butcher, Hughie Campbell and crew as they continue to take the fight to Homelander and the not-so-super heroes in The Seven. Here’s everything we know about The Boys Season 2, including its release date, cast and the latest set photos and images. The Boys Season 2 release date: when is it coming out? The Boys Season 2 doesn’t yet have a release date, but filming is already well underway as revealed by showrunner Eric Kripke on Twitter. Co-executive producer Seth Rogen told attendees at San Diego Comic Con 2019 that “we’re literally halfway through filming the second season,” according to IGN.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. Amazon Kindle Oasis 2019 Dunk Tank TestThe latest Kindle Oasis is here, so let’s watch a $250 e-reader take a 60 minute bath and survive.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpGalaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus Hands-on: What’s New, What’s Different05:28OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0003:3703:37 In August, Kripke told Collider that he’d like The Boys Season 2 to launch about a year after the release of the first season, which would peg it for a July 2020 debut. However, given that filming seems to be moving along quickly, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the new season even earlier next year.  Is there a The Boys Season 2 trailer? No trailer yet — we’ll have to subside on some bloody set photos for now. But as soon as Amazon releases a trailer for The Boys Season 2, we’ll be sure to drop it right here. The Boys Season 2 cast: who’s coming back? (Image credit: Jan thijs/Amazon Studios)Based on where The Boys last left off as well as the set photos we’ve seen, it looks like most of the core cast will return for season 2. We’ve already seen Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso) and The Female (Karen Fukuhara) in set photos, and they’ll be joined once again by their leader, the anti-heroic Billy Butcher (Karl Urban).As far as the supes go, we expect to see Homelander (Antony Starr), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), Starlight (Erin Moriarty), The Deep (Chace Crawford), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) to all return. The Boys Season 2 set photos: what we’ve seen so far The first set photo released by Kripke shows Hughie, Mother’s Milk, Frenchie and The Female after what we presume to be a very bloody battle. Karl Urban also posted on Instagram a similarly bloody picture of him reprising the role of Butcher. While we don’t know the context of the scenes, it’s a safe bet to assume that The Boys will continue to be extremely gory and violent. A small token for #TheBoysTV fans. World’s first pic of #Season2. As you can see, we’re up to our old tricks. If you haven’t seen, JOIN US. Streaming now on @PrimeVideo @TheBoysTV #TheBoys #SPN #SPNFamily #Timeless pic.twitter.com/3z29mVBfNlAugust 10, 2019Kripke recently tweeted out an illustration of the members of The Seven with the hashtag #Season2, which gives us the sense that all of the “heroes” will return for the next outing. #Season2#TheBoysTV #TheBoys @PrimeVideo @TheBoysTV #SPN #SPNFamily #Timeless pic.twitter.com/bZiqLLjaxMAugust 15, 2019The Boys Season 2 plot: what to expect Spoilers follow for The Boys Season 1.The Boys Season 1 ended on one heck of a cliffhanger, as Homelander revealed to Billy Butcher that Billy’s ex-wife Becca is not only alive, but has been living happily with her and Homelander’s child. This can only make Billy’s hatred for Homelander even deeper, and the former’s quest to kill the latter will likely be a key plot point in the second season. We expect Season 2 to continue to explore the budding romance between Hughie and Starlight, the latter of whom will likely have to make a big decision about her allegiance with The Seven. Speaking of allegiance, we’d like to learn more about Queen Maeve, who seems to be questioning whether being part of Vought’s super-group is the right thing to do anymore. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)In an exclusive interview with Comingsoon.net, Kripke spilled a few small tidbits of what to expect in Season 2. The showrunner noted that the next season may touch on the characters of the President and the Vice President from the comics, stating “ I would say we are going to get to it, we just haven’t gotten to it yet.”Kripke noted that while one particular scene in Season 2 will poke some fun at mainstream superhero media, he wants to take his characters seriously and flesh them out on the same level as any cinematic Marvel or DC character.“We do have one scene of superheroes that we’re clearly kind of poking fun at some existing heroes out there in the world, but only for like one scene,” said Kripke. “We have to be our own world with our own rules and our own integrity.”The Best Prime Video Shows and Movies to Watch Now10 Offbeat Comic Book Shows to Watch After The BoysThe Best Streaming Services of 2019last_img read more