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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “As a player that’s been to the Super Bowl and won and been to the Super Bowl and lost, all I can say is put your best foot forward each and every day,” he said. “You get out there on the practice field, you work hard, bust your butt in the weight room and the meeting rooms and you give it your all and if it doesn’t happen, you can look yourself in the mirror and say ‘I gave it my all and it didn’t happen.’” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires On the first day of NFL free agency, the Cardinals have agreed to sign safety Antoine Bethea on a three-year deal.The news comes after Arizona safety Tony Jefferson signed with Baltimore.An 11-year veteran of the NFL, Bethea spent his last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers before his release on Tuesday. Your browser does not support the audio element. Bethea knows at least one familiar face in Arizona; the 32-year-old was drafted by Indianapolis in 2006 and still played there when Bruce Arians was the Colts’ interim head coach for 12 games in 2012.“When we were in Indy, it was a crazy year for us when coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia and B.A. stepping in as the interim head coach and from there the bond, man it’s just been there, ” Bethea told Bickley and Marotta Thursday afternoon on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “Seeing him twice a year, speaking before or after the game, it was always love and when I had a chance to hit free agency and this opportunity presented itself, like I said, B.A.’s a loyal guy. I know how he likes his business done. I know what he expects out of his players, and I’m all for that.Bethea was with the Colts for quite some time before Arians’ arrival. In fact, Indianapolis won it all in rookie season, beating the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI. Bethea started for the Colts in that game and had four tackles and a pass breakup. He believes his experience in being part of a championship team, even though it was 10 years ago, can help a Cardinals team that fell short of its publicized goal of winning Super Bowl LI. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Antoine Bethea, Cardinals Safety Comments   Share   Antoine Bethea to me: “I asked for my release. I think it was a better fit for both parties. I want to take some time to explore my options”— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 7, 2017Last year, Bethea started all 16 games and made one interception with 110 tackles as a strong safety. He was named was one of NFL’s top 101 available players. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories San Francisco 49ers strong safety Antoine Bethea (41) tackles Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)last_img read more

As The Great Gatsby hits the cinemas the 1920s ar

first_imgAs The Great Gatsby hits the cinemas, the 1920s are roaring into fashion. From Paris to New York, we presents five places to party like you’re Jay, Jordan, Nick, Tom and Daisy. Bottoms up!1. New York, USAF. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel The Great Gatsby – now receiving the Baz Luhrmann treatment – captured the cocktail-soaked mood of the 1920s (actually, The Beautiful and Damned is better, but we digress). Hire a beachhouse in Long Island for the season and throw outlandish parties like mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby or, more realistically, prop up the bar with a Tom Collins at Dutch Kills in Queen’s, New York.2. Paris, FranceIn Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson goes back in time to the 1920s and parties with the stars of the Lost Generation like Cole Porter, Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and literary power couple F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. What we’d give to party with Owen Wilson, but anyway, if he’s not available, don your best cloche hat, pose at the bar like Coco Chanel, sinking absinthes and smoking Gitanes in a seven inch-long holder (ok, maybe not).3. Pamplona, SpainF. Scott Fitzgerald’s drinking buddy, Ernest Hemingway, wrote another absolute classic of the age. In Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises), expat Yank Jake Barnes parties hard in Paris with his posse before heading to Pamplona to er, party hard. Live it up like Jake, Lady Brett and the gang at the San Fermin fiesta in July, when the baking Basque city kicks off big style. Expect much wine-induced craziness, and the famous Running of the Bulls. Chill out afters in Biarritz or San Sebastian.4. Atlantic City, USASteve Buscemi’s bootlegger Nucky Thompson lords it ever-so-stylishly over prohibition-era Atlantic City in the massive TV series Boardwalk Empire. ‘AC’ has changed a bit since the 1920s, but the seaside boardwalk is still there by the beach, while you can certainly sip a Canadian Club by the craps clad in top hat and carnation in one of AC’s many, many casinos.5. Nice, FranceTake a summer sojourn to the French Riviera like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age jet set in Tender is the Night. Even if the budget doesn’t stretch to a hydroplane and a nine-bedroomed villa in Cassis, you can still do it like Dick Diver and Nicole. Book a cheap break in Nice, don tux/flapper and blow your entire budget on a kir royale and a round of roulette at the Palais de la Méditerranée. No one has to know you flew easyJet.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related13 of the best music festivals for 2015Find the soundtrack to your summer at one of these incredible international music festivals.Alternative New Year’s Eve 2016: unusual places to party in the UKDo your New Year’s Eve parties usually end with more of a fizzle than a bang? Leave Jools and your sofa behind and see 2017 in in style. Here are nine alternative New Year’s Eve events happening around the UK this December 31st for you to choose from:Location, location, location: where to see the Oscar nomineesThe nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced and here’s where you can experience 5 of them yourselflast_img read more