Manu Ginobili got himself a three year, $39 million extension with the Spurs yesterday. Thus ends and interesting drama. Ginobili was heading towards free agency, and was understandably upset that the team wouldn’t have extended him sooner – he was looking for a deal last summer. The Spurs were nervous about the ankle injuries that had limited the Argentinian in the playoffs the last two years and were playing hardball. I can’t imagine that he would have been happy going into the playoffs without a deal, and he has been playing so well recently that he is definitely needed if they stand any hope of a playoff run. Ginobili is 32 so he would have been very attractive on the open market – especially as a consolation prize for the teams that have cleared space but don’t land one of the big prizes.
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Tag: Blue Grass Stakes
The Kentucky Derby is just three weeks away. After the last two prep races are run today all the horses will have run their last pre -Derby race, and we will start to get a good sense of what the field is going to look like. These last two prep races – the Blue Grass Stakes from Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, and the Arkansas Derby from Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas – don’t contain the biggest Derby threats (with one possible exception), but they have several very interesting runners that could definitely factor into the Derby picture. Here’s a look: