Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page From staff and wire reports February 24, 2019 Former Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians and will be invited to major league camp, pending a physical, according The Athletic. Ramirez, 35, was released June 1 and did not catch on with another team. Ramirez, who signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Red Sox in 2015, is a career .290 hitter with 296 home runs and 281 stolen bases in 14 seasons with the Marlins, Dodgers, and Rd Sox . . . Outfielder Jose Martinez signed a two-year, $3.25 million contract to remain with the St. Louis Cardinals, who essentially bought out his first year of arbitration after this season . . . Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw, given a chance to “reset” by manager Dave Roberts, is expected to resume his regular throwing program this … [Read more...] about Ex-Red Sox DH Hanley Ramirez finds home with Indians
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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?
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
Opinion How Rotherham United's Will Vaulks celebrates scoring Picture: PA PA Wire/PA Images Millers fan Steve Exley is in the hot seat as he takes a look at Rotherham’s game at Carrow Road City have come unstuck against Rotherham before - including this 2-1 defeat in Yorkshire in January 2017 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdQuestion: So, Paul Warne back ‘home’ in Norfolk – what do you make of your manager?Answer: Warniola (as he’s known, for evident reasons) was already a club favourite when he became manager. He joined us as a player from Wigan nearly 20 years ago, and apart from a four-year period ‘playing away’ with Oldham and Yeovil, he’s been with the Millers in various capacities ever since. He finished playing in 2012 and became fitness coach under Steve Evans. Unlike his then manager, Warney is a fitness freak and glories in ‘beasting’ his victims and fundamentally his current squad reflects him and … [Read more...] about Band of Brothers who play strictly to their strengths