Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz USA TODAY Published 6:27 PM EDT Sep 17, 2018 The New England Patriots' latest experiment at wide receiver this season might be their grandest yet. The Patriots acquired former Pro Bowl pass catcher Josh Gordon in a trade with the Cleveland Browns on Monday, the teams announced. Cleveland will receive a 2019 fifth-round pick in the deal and send back a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick. The Browns previously announced on Saturday that they planned to release Gordon. The wide receiver showed up late to the facility that day and the organization reached the point where many believed they could no longer trust him, a person with knowledge of the move told USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones. The person spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation. "For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported him and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him, but unfortunately we’ve … [Read more...] about Patriots: Josh Gordon acquired from Browns in stunning trade
Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz USA TODAY Published 11:18 PM EDT Sep 15, 2018 Any NFL team that was looking to upgrade its receiving corps now has a question to ask itself: Is pursuing Josh Gordon the right move? With the Cleveland Browns' surprising announcement Saturday that they plan to release the former Pro Bowl wide receiver, a top-end talent with a checkered past is available on the market. Though teams will have to weigh if they're willing to take a chance on Gordon after he played in just 10 games from 2014-17 and served suspensions for multiple violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy, an NFL.com report indicated that five teams were already evaluating whether to orchestrate a trade for him. And with him earning just $790,000 this year before becoming a restricted free agent in 2019, he could be a low-risk, high-reward option on his current deal. Here are eight teams that could be potential fits for Gordon: Bills: Corey Coleman didn't stick, but maybe … [Read more...] about Josh Gordon: Which NFL teams are best fit for Browns wide receiver?
Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz USA TODAY Published 10:33 PM EDT Sep 15, 2018 The Cleveland Browns have informed wide receiver Josh Gordon that they plan to release him on Monday, the team announced Saturday, bringing an end to his turbulent run with the team. Gordon showed up late to the team's facility on Saturday, and the organization reached the point where many believed they could no longer trust him, a person with knowledge of the move told USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones. The person spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation. Gordon led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013 but missed nearly three full seasons of action from 2015 until last December as he served a suspension for multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. He missed most of the Browns' training camp to focus on his ongoing recovery. “This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday," Browns general … [Read more...] about Browns: Josh Gordon to be released in stunning move
Grantham Tennis Club Mini Red first team played a tight match against Boston A last weekend, with Grantham winning 9-7.In the training sessions during the week, players had worked on improving their focus during matches. This showed with a great win against a strong Boston team after many close tie-breaks. Representing Grantham were Thomas Jeffrey, Taylor Sang, Finley Schwartz and Archie Killen-Smith.The club's Mini Green first team took on St James and won convincingly with a score of five rubbers to one. Grantham were Josh Harris, Marc Blake, Toby Cullen and Thomas Concarr.The boys' U12s played well to beat Deeping by a score of five rubbers to one with the team of Alex Harris, Harry Chambers, Jamie Sadler and James Timms.Grantham Tennis Club's Red third team played very well to beat Stamford 11-1. Representing Grantham were Isla Hastings, Lillian Stevens, Zoe Pitcher and Lily-Rose Germaine.Grantham A played Farnsfield A in the Slazenger Notts Ladies' Winter League.With four wins and … [Read more...] about Grantham tennis teams enjoy good spell of success.
Eight rival political groups - including the new local Advance Together party - are fielding candidates to fight it out for 50 council seats at May’s local elections in Kensington and Chelsea. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has already signalled his intention to win control of the royal borough - London’s smallest - from the Conservatives. Whoever wins, there are set to be 22 new councillors after previously sitting Tories decided to stand down. The most high profile was Nick Paget-Brown, who resigned as leader of the local authority after criticism of the way it acted in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. He is not standing again in Brompton and Hans Town, after 32 years as a councillor. Read More Latest elections headlines There are currently 37 Conservatives, 11 Labour councillors and two Liberal Democrats. The council has been held by the Conservatives since it was created in 1964 and is regarded as one of the “crown jewels” of the party. Here is a full … [Read more...] about Find out who you can vote for in Kensington and Chelsea elections