The Tipp management team will have concerns over captain and dual star Stephen Quirke who was stretchered off with a knee injury just 18 minutes into the game.Manager Liam Cahill says Tipp’s failure to take goal chances was a concern. He says they missed five or six goal opportunities which kept Clare in the game and made for a worrying last few minutes. They beat Clare in the Munster semi-final at Semple Stadium just hours after the funeral of Tipp hurling legend Jimmy Doyle had taken place in nearby Bothar na Naomh Church.A crowd almost 3,500 turned out to watch Liam Cahill’s side emerge victorious on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-11.However they were made to work hard for that 4 point winning margin with Clare fighting back strongly after Tipp had led by 10 points early in the second half.
Zion Williamson: ‘It’d be an honor to play for the Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina will play tonight. He has been out since late January with a groin injury.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 22, 2019Ntilikina, 20, is in his second NBA season. He has played in just 41 of New York’s 72 games and is averaging 5.9 points, two rebounds and 2.8 assists in 2018-19.The Knicks added Dennis Smith Jr. to their roster via trade during Ntilikina’s recovery. Other guards like Allonzo Trier and Emmanuel Mudiay have established roles in his absence. Related News Ntilikina could appear in the rotation down the stretch in the regular season, as New York is far from the playoff picture at 14-58. It ranks last in the Eastern Conference standings.It will attempt to end a two-game losing streak against Denver. Frank Ntilikina could finally see the court for the first time since January on Friday.The Knicks guard has been battling a groin injury for two months, but is set to suit up against the Nuggets and play significant minutes at Madison Square Garden, according to an ESPN report.
Hall of Famer Cammi Granato joins NHL Seattle as league’s only female pro scout How will Lightning rebound after disastrous exit last season?The Lightning tied the league record for the most wins in a season with 62, averaged 3.96 goals per game — the highest mark since 1996 — and tallied an impressive 30 road victories to dominate the regular season. But a shocking first-round exit from the playoffs after being swept by the Blue Jackets left Tampa Bay dismayed and confused. The Lightning had previously been eliminated in Game 6 and Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals at the hands of the Penguins in 2016 and the Capitals in 2018. Still, expectations remain high for the Lightning with Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman locked in. The team just needs to find a way to overcome their postseason woes. Related News Avalanche, Mikko Rantanen agree to 6-year, $55.5 million deal October is about more than pumpkins and playoff baseball.Hockey returns Wednesday as the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues prepare to raise their banner and open the regular season against the Capitals. But St. Louis’ battle for a repeat won’t be the most intriguing narrative to watch unfold. Can Canada-based teams stay relevant amid Stanley Cup drought?It’s been a while since Lord Stanley took a trip north of the border. In fact, it’s been more than 25 years since Montreal last won the championship in 1993. But Canadian teams have shown signs of progress in recent years, and just last season the Flames won the Western Conference regular-season title, the Jets finished second in their division and the Maple Leafs finished with 100 points while also making the playoffs. There’s reason to believe all three teams could return to the postseason and perhaps even be joined by the Canadiens or Canucks.What’s next in Seattle expansion?The NHL’s newest team won’t hit the ice until the 2021-22 season, but there’s plenty of work to be done before then. The club was recently awarded an AHL expansion franchise in Palm Springs, Calif., and general manager Ron Francis added Ricky Olczyk as the club’s assistant general manager to compliment director of hockey administration Alexandra Mandrycky. Francis also announced the addition of several scouts, including Cammi Granato, who became the NHL’s first female scout. But the team still needs to add more personnel while the arena at Seattle Center undergoes redevelopment. Oh, they also need a name. Here are three storylines to follow heading into the 2019 NHL season.