Day: August 11, 2019

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first_imgThere was more than a little disbelief when the Arizona Cardinals went to Gillette Stadium and beat the New England Patriots 20-18 last Sunday.The Pats were a 13.5-point favorite, and had won ten straight home openers, so something extraordinary had to have taken place for the Cardinals to win, right?Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton shared what he thought was a big difference in the game during Doug and Wolf’s show on Arizona Sports 620 Tuesday. 0 Comments   Share   – / 18 “We knew that whenever [Aaron] Hernandez was in tight, it was going to be a run, so we had a run check. But when he got hurt, it screwed that up because they went to three wide receivers. What they did, and we figured out real quick was, whenever Tom Brady was under the center, they were going to run the ball and whenever he was in the shotgun, they were going to pass the ball,” Horton said. “We told our players ‘hey, make the run check if Tom Brady’s under the center. If he’s in the gun, go to the pass check.’ D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories last_img read more


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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   To put that in perspective, there were 13 NFL tight ends who had more yards individually than the Cardinals’ crew amassed. Arizona ranked dead last in the NFL in touchdowns by tight ends the regular season. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Top Stories Now that the Arizona Cardinals’ 2014 season is over, it’s time to reflect. Over the next ten days or so, we’ll look back at the Cardinals’ 11-win campaign, position by position.The Arizona Cardinals had trouble with tight ends in 2014 — both their own and defending those from other teams. We’ll focus on the group of tight ends who wore red and white. This year, the combination of John Carlson, Rob Housler, Darren Fells and Troy Niklas had 50 catches for 588 yards and one touchdown in the regular season — the lowest positional totals for a Cardinals team since 2010 (25 catches, 210 yards, no touchdowns.) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more


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first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Kelly was a three-year starter at Arizona State, where he threw for 8,819 yards and 79 touchdowns. A dual-threat who can also make plays on the run, he also rushed for 13 scores.How Kelly would fit with the Cardinals is unclear, as they appear to be set with a quarterback room that includes starter Carson Palmer, backup Drew Stanton and project Logan Thomas. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling It looks like the Arizona Cardinals are going to get an up-close look at a prospect who plays in their own backyard.Taylor Kelly is visiting the #Cardinals on Monday.— Adam Stites (@AdamStitesASU) March 6, 2015 But if nothing else, it never hurts to get a better look at a player, and there’s no reason not to see what Kelly has to offer. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more


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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Nkemdiche, who was slowed a year ago by an ankle sprain, has not practiced since Aug. 22 and did not appear to be ready to do any on-field work on Monday. He and dollar linebacker Deone Bucannon both worked outside with a trainer while their teammates were inside the practice bubble.“It feels good,” Nkemdiche said. “My status is between me and the coaches and the staff in there, so I’m just going to keep going forward and getting healthier and taking it day by day.”So, does Nkemdiche think he’ll play against the Lions?“We’ll see,” he said.The Cardinals did not have to issue an injury report on Monday, and Arians was not forthcoming with any news on that front.The first injury report of the regular season will be released Wednesday.Philip Wheeler just wants to make playsSome eyebrows were raised when the Cardinals decided to keep only three outside linebackers—Markus Golden, Chandler Jones and Kareem Martin—on the initial 53-man roster.Perhaps, many reasoned, rookie Haason Reddick could slide outside if needed. That was, after all, the position he played and excelled at in college.On Monday, Arians offered up another explanation: Philip Wheeler.A nine-year veteran, Wheeler had been practicing at outside linebacker the week leading up to the preseason finale. Against the Broncos, he recorded three tackles, including one for loss, one sack and one quarterback hit in 26 defensive snaps. The Cardinals will practice four times ahead of their Week 1 opener at Detroit.“It’s definitely game week, and we’re ready to go play some football,” linebacker Karlos Dansby said.Over the weekend, the Cardinals released 31 players, placed wide receiver Aaron Dobson on injured reserve, waived/injured defensive tackle Ed Stinson and reached injury settlements with linebacker Tre’von Johnson and linebacker Jarvis Jones.In addition, 10 players were signed to the practice squad, including guard Dorian Johnson and linebacker Scooby Wright; both of whom had been cut on Saturday.Finally, a group of players who had come together in late July have become the 2017 Cardinals, a familiar refrain of Arians.“I think we’re smarter,” he said, comparing this year’s roster to 2016. “That’s the biggest thing, especially in the back end of the secondary. We’re, I think, longer and faster again. Each year, we’ve tried to get longer and faster. I think our biggest improvement would be special teams.”Robert Nkemdiche healthierDay-to-day is how the Cardinals described the status of defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche after he strained his calf the last week of training camp. On Labor Day, the Arizona Cardinals labored.For 90 minutes Monday, the Cardinals got after it inside their practice bubble. It marked their first time together since the preseason finale in Denver and cuts reduced an 89-man roster to the required 53, per NFL rules.“I really like the look of our squad,” head coach Bruce Arians said. “All the painful days are over and it’s good times. We got a very good practice start with the bonus day and I look forward to getting back here Wednesday.” Top Stories center_img “I like to go where the ball is going,” he said. “I would like to think that if I get in a game that I’m getting in there to make a play. I want to be where the action is. If team is running behind the tight end a lot, I want to go on that side. I want to be stacked behind that side. If their passing a lot, sometimes I might want to be pass rushing. Wherever the team needs me. If they don’t need me. Whenever they do, I’ll be ready.”The Cardinals signed Wheeler when injuries depleted the depth at inside linebacker a week into training camp. Soon Wheeler, too, got hurt. A foot injury cost him the first three preseason games, leaving him not much time to impress the coaches.“It kind of made me feel like I need to show everything I got and make plays; try to make plays. I was able to make a couple of plays the other night,” he said, referring to the Broncos game. “I feel like it worked out fine.”Follow Craig Grialou on Twitter Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 6 Comments   Share   last_img read more


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first_img(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) After 10 years in the NFL, former Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson has formally retired from the NFL at 33 years old.Over three seasons in Arizona from 2015 to 2017, Johnson totaled 1,023 rushing yards and four touchdowns across 19 games.The retirement was announced via Twitter, where his agency, EAG Sports Management released an official statement written and signed by Johnson himself.“After a great deal of thought and consideration, I have decided to close this chapter of my life and look forward to the new possibilities that have been afforded to me. I would like to thank the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals organizations, who provided me with an opportunity to play the game I love and to be part of their amazing communities.”At his peak, Johnson was an explosive player with the ability to find gaps and exploit defenses regularly. 6 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Related LinksBruce Arians says only the Browns job could bring him out of retirementArizona Cardinals re-sign wide receiver Kendall WrightThe Arizona Cardinals release quarterback Sam BradfordThough his three seasons in Arizona weren’t his best, Johnson provided a nice boost during a period of transition for the Cardinals.Johnson’s greatest single season came in 2009, when he rushed for a league-high 2006 rushing yards which resulted in 14 touchdowns, two totals that he was unable to replicate over the following eight years of his career. He carried for over 1000 yards in six of his 10 seasons in the NFL.As an emerging prospect, Johnson set the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine ablaze by recording the fastest 40-yard dash the league had ever seen. His 4.24 seconds was the fastest recorded at the time and was held until 2017, when Bengals receiver John Ross set the new record at 4.22 seconds. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more


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first_img🙃 https://t.co/C5a4jGWtnJ— William Holden (@holden_it_down_) January 23, 2019 Asked Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson on Larry Fitzgerald returning for another year: “What? He’s coming back? So he’s coming back? I thought he was going to retire, man. I’m so happy to hear that!”— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) January 23, 2019 Oh you back back @LarryFitzgerald I guess golf ain’t as fulfilling yet 😂😂 Glad to have you back 11— SweetJonesJr (@RickySealsJones) January 23, 2019 😎😎 He’s BAAACCKKK https://t.co/ErR9qIB0dV Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “I show up, there’s no cars in the parking lot. The course had been closed down for four months because they were getting it ready for the senior British Open,” Shipley recalled. “Did he just bamboozle me? I’m confused. There’s nobody here. This guy comes walking out. He’s like, ‘Hey, I’m your caddie today. Mr. Fitzgerald called and got it all set up.’ It was him and I on the course.”Related LinksBy the numbers: Larry Fitzgerald’s legacy (so far) with the CardinalsCardinals’ Bidwill believes Kingsbury helped quicken Fitzgerald’s returnCardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald back for 2019, re-signs on 1-year dealSo there’s a snapshot of playing with Fitzgerald, whose announcement on Wednesday that he’ll return to play a 16th season with the Cardinals unsurprisingly went over well with teammates.From golfing partner Patrick Peterson (who spoke on the matter at the Pro Bowl) to mentee Christian Kirk, here are a few Cardinals who publicly expressed their excitement about the return of their long-time leader. 4 Comments   Share   center_img Top Stories I told ya he was coming back 🤷🏾‍♂️ Let’s gooooo big bro @LarryFitzgerald— Trent Sherfield (@Channel__10) January 23, 2019 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Objectively, Larry Fitzgerald is a well-liked dude.His Arizona Cardinals teammates have plenty of stories. For center A.Q. Shipley, it was a brief request for a tip on a nice golf course in London a few years back that explained the generosity of Fitzgerald as a teammate.“Called him up and I’m like, ‘Hey, is there a golf course that you know over here that you know any connections, that you can get me on?’” Shipley told Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. “He was like, ‘Gimme 10 minutes, I’ll get back to you.’ Calls me back and he’s like, ‘Hey, you’re going at 1:30, just make sure you’re there at 1:15. Great course — they’re hosting the senior British Open there in a couple of weeks.’ — Christian Kirk (@ChristianDavon2) January 23, 2019 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more


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first_imgIn 2016, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express embarks on a new journey to Berlin taking guests on a fascinating journey through time. In the tradition of the first pioneering days of rail travel, this new route links three historic European capital cities: London, Paris and Berlin. The inaugural departure leaves from London to Berlin via Paris on Thursday 2 June 2016.Travelling in the original Art Deco carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express evokes the glamour of the roaring 1920s when Berlin was a post-war metropolis with a flourishing arts and cabaret scene. Today, Berlin is a monument to living history as well as the emblem of reunified Germany signified by striking architecture such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall Memorial, and a thriving contemporary arts scene, lively bars and gourmet restaurants.Departing London on Thursday 2 June, the two-day, one-night journey from London to Berlin allows guests the time to slow down, relax and enjoy the journey as the train makes its way through Northern France, traversing the German countryside and arriving in time to spend the weekend in one of Europe’s most fascinating cities.Venice Simplon-Orient-Express brings to life the romance and nostalgia of the golden age of travel with its luxurious vintage carriages. The decorative wooden marquetry and ornate furnishings provide the stylish setting for memorable experiences from the fine dining in the elegant dining cars, to classic cocktails, Champagne and entertainment in the bar car. The sleeper cabins are attended to by personal stewards who ensure a comfortable journey.The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express makes its return journey from Berlin to Paris or London on 4 June 2016. Prices start from AUD$ 3440 per person sharing a double cabin includes all meals served on board.www.belmond.comlast_img read more


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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >AccorHotels has announced the opening of Hotel des Arts Saigon, a member of the MGallery Collection. The newly built hotel is centrally located in the most vibrant district of Ho Chi Minh City.“MGallery hotels offer savvy, bold travellers inspiring and singular hotel experiences, and Hotel des Arts Saigon provides guests with a uniquely modern twist on Saigon,” said Mr. Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for AccorHotels Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia. “We’re proud that it’s the fifth MGallery in Vietnam and the fifth AccorHotels property in Ho Chi Minh City.”The guestrooms and suites are elegantly designed with traditional Indochine elements elevated with eclectic touches of custom-painted furnishings and 19th-century French herbs that have been pressed and framed. All of its 168 luxurious rooms and suites feature the most modern of conveniences such as complimentary WiFi, 50-inch LED TVs and signature amenities.Ms. Julie Anne-Marie Bruley, General Manager of Hotel des Arts Saigon, said, “At every turn, guests are immersed in the romance and elegance of a bygone era, while maintaining comforts and amenities that are exquisitely modern. Our staff is key to creating an authentic, refined experience, with a bespoke approach that integrates the most extraordinary aspects of ‘East meets West’ hospitality.”Four restaurants and bars serve up a range of culinary experiences at the hotel. Social Club restaurant and lounge serves casual European cuisine, paired with an array of spirits, fine wine and Champagnes as well as cocktails from the stunning oak wood bar. The Social Pool Bar is an outdoor lounge one floor above Social Club, while Saigon Kitchen offers authentic, street food-inspired Indochine and European cuisine and Café des Beaux-Arts on the ground floor serves coffee or cocktails.Le Spa des Artistes provides guests with luxurious spa treatments before or after working out in a state-of-the-art fitness facility.The hotel offers two function rooms that are ideal for small meetings, banquets or cocktail receptions and can accommodate up to 200 people.To celebrate, the hotel is offering a special opening rate of USD120 for a Superior room, valid until 26 December 2015.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more


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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterTravelmarvel has revealed it will soon expand its river cruise destinations to include the Douro in Portugal and Russia’s lakes and waterways.The cruises will feature in Travelmarvel’s new Europe River Cruising 2017 brochure, set to launch soon.Commenting, Travelmarvel General Manager David Cox said, “We’re seeing increased demand for these destinations amongst our guests so we have responded with an exciting portfolio of journeys that offer comprehensive inclusions, balanced with plenty of free time to explore at your own pace. We are inviting our travel industry partners to pre-register to ensure their clients are amongst the first to find out more about what we’re offering.”Travelmarvel’s Douro river cruising portfolio comprises three cruise and land combinations, all of which cover both Portugal and Spain.Ranging from eight days to 21 days, the Douro river cruises will set sail aboard the newly refurbished ms Douro Queen.Offering an intimate experience for just 130 guests, the ship features a pool on the sundeck, a lounge bar offering panoramic river views and a choice of suites. Travelmarvel guests will enjoy Portuguese and international cuisine, complementary beer wine and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner and evening entertainment.Travelmarvel’s Insider Experiences for this destination include an onboard Portuguese lesson; a sunset sailing accompanied by the soulful sounds of Fado performers; and a delicious dinner at a local Quinta.Lead in itinerary is the Eight-Day Douro Discovery. It offers a range of comprehensive inclusions and Travelmarvel is operating two dates on this departure, which is priced from $3795 per person twin share. Travelmarvel will be offering a ‘2 for 1’ economy return flight deal with Singapore Airlines or another airlines of its choosing.In Russia Travelmarvel is offering cruises aboard the ms Surikov. The new 11-day Treasures of Russia Cruise is priced from $4795 per person, twin share and sails from St Petersburg to Moscow via Lake Lagoda, Lake Onega, White Lake, the Volga River and the Moscow Canal, guests will experience an in depth discovery of Russian history and culture. Guests who book early will qualify for a Fly Free deal, again offering free return economy flights with Singapore Airlines or an airline of Travelmarvel’s choosing.Also available soon is a 14-day Treasures of Russia with Helsinki. For those wishing to immerse themselves further in Eastern Europe, Travelmarvel will also offer an immersive land and cruise journey that covers Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Russia.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more


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first_imgCunard has unveiled more details of the new and refreshed features which will be offered on Queen Victoria following its refurbishment next month. Scheduled for completion on 4 June 2017, some of the many highlights include a new exquisite lido sun deck as well as a stunning Winter Garden, refreshed and enhanced for guests looking to relax while enjoying some of the best views at sea.The luxury British cruise line also offers an inside look at the Britannia Club Staterooms, Britannia Club Restaurant and five new luxurious Penthouse Suites. Cunard senior vice president Simon Palethorpe said the ship’s refurbishment was designed to heighten guests’ experience in every way, from the extension of the aft lido sun deck to refreshed interiors across the board.“Responding to the demands of our guests, we’ve introduced 43 Britannia Club Staterooms, bringing the Queen Victoria in line with the rest of the Cunard fleet. The distinctive Cunard elegance remains of course and design cues have been taken from previous Cunard ships, such as the original Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. At the same time, there are many enhancements – for example, new bar concepts and large flat screen TVs in all staterooms – that meet the needs of today’s luxury traveller. We’re looking forward to inviting the first Cunard guests on board to enjoy the new additions and refreshed features,” Mr Palethorpe said.Highlights include:Aft Lido Sun Deck: This stunning lounge space has been extended to provide guests with additional deck space. Windbreakers and additional sun loungers and luxury cabanas have also been introduced to accommodate sunseekers on board, while the shaded area has been extended for those looking to dine al fresco. Full beverage service is also available throughout the day and into the evening to enjoy alongside live entertainment.Britannia Club Staterooms: In a prime mid-ship location on decks 7 and 8, all staterooms have been upgraded and refreshed with newly-designed carpets featuring a contemporary geometric design as well as the addition of new soft furnishings. New flat-screen TVs and, by popular request, tea and coffee making facilities, have also been added to upgrade the stateroom experience even further. The additional 43 balcony staterooms will be further enhanced with premium balconies and a nine-pillow concierge menu to ensure maximum comfort for guests on board.Britannia Club Dining: The new Britannia Club restaurant has gone through a full interior redesign and will offer guests the flexibility to dine whenever they choose. Located in the space of the former chart room, the new restaurant will be built alongside the main Britannia restaurant on Deck 2.Penthouse Suites: Five of Queen Victoria’s elegant Penthouse Suites have been completely redesigned to maximise space and luxury. The new suites feature floor to ceiling windows and doors, private balcony with stunning sea views, additional storage space and beautiful bathrooms with luxurious whirlpool baths. With butlers and concierge also on hand to take care of every need, the luxurious suites are among the finest accommodation available at sea.The ship will be taken out of service on 5 May 2017 to undergo the refit at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy.last_img read more