Spring Fever

first_imgSpring is upon us. Maybe the official date is still a couple of weeks away, but the blooming daffodils, flirtatious robins, and warm breeze in the air tell me that I’ve survived another long dark winter (not that this was one to complain about). Shedding the gloves and taking advantage of the increasing daylight hours, I find my thoughts drifting ahead to the upcoming race season. What will 2012 bring?Developing a race schedule can be a challenge. Flipping through the race calendars in magazines and online, I realize that the possibilities are endless. How will I ever choose where to focus my dreams and goals? I must find some way to narrow it down.There are many factors to consider – will there be one big goal race or lots of smaller challenges? Do I want to focus on pavement or dirt? Go for endurance or work on my speed? Fortunately, I’m not a multisport athlete like so many of my friends – I don’t have to choose between bi’s and tri’s – biking or running – not to mention kayaks and swimming.How about travel? Do I want to stick with local events or go big and mix it up with West Coast competition? Would it be fun to pick an event and train with a group of friends? Do I want to shoot for PRs at events I’ve already run, or expand my horizons with brand new adventures? And speaking of adventures, maybe an organized event isn’t in the cards this year. How about a solo run across the Smokies or returning to take care of unfinished business in Shenandoah National Park?Then there are the quirky goals: finally get up the courage to run a naked 5k, or maybe attempt another open-water swimming event, this time without experiencing a panic attack in the middle of the lake.Here in the Southeast, we’re blessed with more opportunities for outdoor challenges and adventures than one can squeeze into one season – or one lifetime. We’re only limited by our imagination. What does this spring season hold in store for you? Aim high and dream big!last_img read more

Layvin Kurzawa agrees deal to join Arsenal from Paris Saint-Germain

first_imgLayvin Kurzawa agrees deal to join Arsenal from Paris Saint-Germain Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 Jan 2020 10:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link16.4kShares Layvin Kurzawa is set to join Arsenal on a free transfer (Getty Images)Layvin Kurzawa has reached an agreement to join Arsenal this summer, according to reports in France.The Paris Saint-Germain left-back is out of contract at the end of the season and would be available on a free transfer.The French champions are open to selling the 27-year-old during the January transfer window and Arsenal have held talks over a potential deal this month.But according to France Football, Kurzawa has now agreed a five-year contract with the Gunners and will join them in the summer.ADVERTISEMENT Layvin Kurzawa is out of contract at the end of the season (Getty Images)The report also claims that Mikel Arteta is a huge admirer of Kurzawa and has ‘repeatedly’ told Arsenal’s hierarchy to step up their efforts to sign him.AdvertisementAdvertisementInter were also interested in a deal for Kurzawa but the defender refused their approach and has opted to join Arsenal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityKurzawa was signed by PSG from Monaco for around £20 million in 2015 but the French defender has fallen down the pecking order and has started just six games in Ligue 1 this season.As he is out of contract at the end of the campaign, PSG have been demanding a fee between €5m and €7m (£4.2m – £6m) from Arsenal to complete a deal this month.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Trevor Bauer departs Indians disagreeing with clubhouse impact concern

first_imgTrevor Bauer made it clear that he disagrees with concerns his former manager, Terry Francona, expressed about how the pitcher could affect the Indians’ clubhouse had he stayed in Cleveland. After Bauer was sent to the Reds as part of a three-team deal Tuesday ahead of MLB’s trade deadline, Francona admitted he was concerned about the effect Bauer could have on the team if he wasn’t moved. “I hope my legacy will be defined in the minds of the fans and the people I connected with here,” Bauer said. “It’ll be different for every person, based on what they know about me and how well they know me or how little they know me. I think at the end of the day, I am myself, to a fault. There are good parts and bad parts and middle parts about everybody. So what I would like to be known as is someone who was true to himself and passionate about the game.“I tried to help as many people as I could in my time here. Tried to move things forward and make people’s lives around me better, make the game better. Am I perfect? No. Far from it. But that’s the same case for everybody.” MLB trade news: Trevor Bauer sent to Reds, Yasiel Puig to Indians in 3-team deal involving Padres MLB trade news: A’s acquire starter Tanner Roark from Reds, who continue makeover “I had concerns what it could do to our team and I voiced those concerns,” Francona said (via cleveland.com). “I would never, ever go tell these guys (in the front office) something, but they are good enough to always allow me my opinion, and you just try to do the best you can, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit worried.”Francona’s comments come after Bauer threw a baseball over the center field fence Sunday before being removed from the team’s 9-6 loss to the Royals. He defended Bauer’s antics Monday and Tuesday, saying Bauer is just competitive and wants to win, but he seemingly changed his tone Wednesday.  Related News Asked what he was worried about, Francona said: “Just with what had happened. I was concerned. That’s all. Nothing more. Don’t read more than there is.”Bauer, who attended Wednesday’s game dressed in shorts and a T-shirt as he watched his former team like a fan, was informed of Francona’s comments, but simply dismissed it.He’s crazy but I love it! Who else does this? Trevor Bauer at the Tribe game just being an ordinary fan. 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/0XWrRn6ZTV— GV Art + Apparel (@GVartwork) August 1, 2019“Well, I’m not on the team. So, none of that really matters,” Bauer said.While Indians team president Chris Antonetti said Wednesday that Bauer’s throw Sunday didn’t change trade conversations, Bauer said he hopes that moment of frustration won’t define his nearly seven-year career with Cleveland. MLB trade news: Giants acquire Scooter Gennett from Redslast_img read more

Latest Kansas Wheat Festival results….

first_imgThe Mayor’s Cookie Jar contest1st Place Cookie- Paula Mortimer2nd  Katy and Mandy Weber1st Place Cookie Jar- Tina Barragan2nd Place Cookie Jar- Sterling House of WellingtonSidewalk chalking4 and under category1st- Avalin Hughes2nd- Thaddeus Timar5-8 category1st Hunter Harmon2nd RJ Clift9-12 category1st Alexus Clift2nd Zane CornejoGroup Category“The Rockstars”Cow chip winners were“Cass Cow Chip Chuckers”– Amy Collins– Katheryn Reyes– Sara Wyckoff– Katie Moser e cnn Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Melinda Holsworth · 369 weeks ago Wellington, Congratulations on a wonderful Wheat Festival. The Carnival, the parade, the awesome baseball tournaments and everything else. It is too bad that the weather was so hot, but we Wellington and sumner county residents were there to show that a little heat won’t slow us down. It was good to see Wellington come together whether we were able to attend the Street dance because that was when we got off work, or our place of business was open late so if you needed something we were there for you. Shelley and staff Congratulations on a job well done. Report Reply 0 replies · active 369 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more