Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Sports | Hidden Gems: Do the Patriots Find Them or Create Them? Supported by ByBill Pennington Feb. 2, 2019 ATLANTA — In 2000, Antowain Smith, a running back who had been the Buffalo Bills’ first-round draft pick three years earlier, was unceremoniously cut by the team. Smith had been buried on the Bills’ bench. The next season, Smith landed in the training camp of the New England Patriots, even though some of his friends wondered why he wanted to play for a team coming off a 5-11 season and for a head coach, Bill Belichick, who seemed on his way to getting fired by a second N.F.L. team. The Patriots already had two, young homegrown running backs, so what kind of chance would they give a veteran discarded by the second-rate Bills? Smith became the first conspicuous castoff to end up playing a … [Read more...] about Hidden Gems: Do the Patriots Find Them or Create Them?
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Michy Batshuayi to Crystal Palace on loan? Peter Crouch, 38, signs for Burnley til end of season Denis Suarez: who is he, what will he bring to Arsenal? Leicester loan Youri Tielemans from Monaco Newcastle break their transfer record for Miguel Almiron The January transfer window has closed, but the late news of note was looking likely to be the move of Michy Batshuayi to Crystal Palace on loan. As the window shut at 11pm, the Chelsea player, who has been on loan at Valencia, looked poised to join the Selhurst Park club. The paperwork has gone in but official confirmation is pending and an extension was given. Tottenham had been interested but Chelsea opted not to do business with a rival. It was one of a series of blanks for Spurs on a day in which they achieved the dubious honour of being the first club to go through consecutive Premier League transfer windows without a signing. Spurs fans watched as Arsenal secured the services of Denis Suarez, an … [Read more...] about Transfer deadline day 2019: full recap as Michy Batshuayi’s Crystal Palace loan deal goes down to the wire
Video PUBLISHED: 10:27 23 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:41 23 January 2019 Jessica Hill Nick Ansell/PA Wire PA Wire/PA Images Patisserie Valerie will keep stores in Suffolk open – but one in Essex is to close. Cafes in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester will remain open but the branch in Chelmsford is shutting immediately.A staff member at the Colchester branch, on Eld Lane, said: “We will be staying open for the foreseeable future, as we understand it. It’s a bit of a relief to say the least when we heard the news.” Patisserie Valerie has just gone into administration but only 70 of its cafes will close immediately. Hopes remain that a buyer can be found for the remaining 121.The cake chain said discussions with its lenders HSBC and Barclays to extend a standstill agreement on its debts had failed, leaving it with no option but to appoint KPMG as administrator. The move puts 3,000 jobs at risk across the country.The … [Read more...] about Find out which Patisserie Valerie cafes are closing down in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex
By Noah Trister The Associated Press Fri., Oct. 19, 2018 It probably felt like a cutting-edge caper at the time: The New York Giants, using an elaborate spyglass-and-buzzer system, would have the opposing team’s signs relayed from their centre-field clubhouse at the Polo Grounds to the bullpen and then to the batter, passing along valuable information during the team’s pursuit of the 1951 pennant. The question nowadays is whether there’s an app for that. Stealing signs is as much a part of baseball tradition as stealing bases, but the technology available now could open a whole new frontier of competitive sleuthing. The latest flare-up came when a man associated with the Houston Astros was pointing his cellphone into opposing dugouts during playoff games against Cleveland and Boston. The Astros said they were just trying to defend themselves against any suspicious activity from opponents. There’s clearly plenty of paranoia to go around. … [Read more...] about Is there an app for stealing signals?
Noah Trister, Ap Baseball Writer Updated 12:22 pm CDT, Friday, October 19, 2018 FILE - In this June 8, 2011 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Alan Trammell, left, gives signals standing next to manager Kirk Gibson during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Stealing signs is as much a part of baseball tradition as stealing bases, but the technology available now could open a whole new frontier of competitive sleuthing. less FILE - In this June 8, 2011 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Alan Trammell, left, gives signals standing next to manager Kirk Gibson during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh ... more Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2013 file photo, Seattle Mariners bench coach Robby Thompson, filling in for manager Eric Wedge, signals to the bullpen for a pitching change in the ninth inning of a … [Read more...] about New technology only adds to baseball’s culture of paranoia