first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Once released by the New York Jets, Antonio Cromartie was a free agent able to sign with whatever team he wanted. After less than two weeks on the open market, he signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals.“I think the biggest part I was just surprised by not having, once I got released, the activity,” Cromartie admitted to Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Monday. “That wasn’t there.” Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN: Antonio Cromartie, Cardinals cornerback The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Except from Cardinals.“Once I got a call from Arizona and a few other teams started calling in, but Arizona just made me feel at home.”In Cromartie, the Cardinals have a player who has been to three Pro Bowls — including the last two — and who has 28 career interceptions over eight seasons with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets.But he battled through a hip injury last season, which he says affected his performance on the field and likely led to the lack of interest in his services. He knows last season wasn’t a great one for him, as he failed to live up to expectations in the Big Apple.Now healthy, the 29-year-old (who will be 30 by Week 1) expects to bounce back and have a big season in the desert.“Right now I’m feeling 100 percent, and I’m just getting ready to go.”last_img

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first_imgChief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday hit back at Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, saying it was the previous SAD government that had “shamelessly and willfully heaped humiliation” on the Jathedar of the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs. Ms. Badal had on Saturday slammed the Congress government over the issue of joint celebrations of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, accusing it of having “gone blind in arrogance” to the extent that it “considers” itself above the Akal Takht. For 10 years, the Akalis, including Ms. Badal, had been “totally drunk on power”, sparing neither the Akal Takht nor the people of Punjab from their “tyrannical control”, Mr. Singh said. He said the Union Minister should stop indulging in “such blatant falsehoods” for her “petty political gains”. Ms. Badal had also charged Mr. Singh with “challenging” the supremacy of the Akal Takht by deciding to hold a parallel stage to mark the 550th ‘Parkash Purb’ celebrations at Sultanpur Lodhi next month. Mr. Singh said his government has always treated the supreme Sikh temporal seat with “exemplary respect”.‘Sheer arrogance’ “Everyone knows how you (Akalis) maliciously ill-treated Akal Takht Jathedars, out of sheer arrogance, and continue to abuse the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee by dictating terms of them,” he said, reacting to Ms. Badal’s allegations. “The previous SAD government had shamelessly and willfully heaped humiliation on the Jathedar of the Akal Takht,” Mr. Singh alleged. “She (Badal) has no scruples, none of the Akalis have,” the Chief Minister further alleged.last_img

first_imgSeventy-seven persons have been arrested across Uttar Pradesh for posting “offensive” content on social media regarding the Ayodhya verdict, the police said on Sunday.The police have been monitoring social media for posts that it says could “spoil communal harmony.”Apart from the 77 arrested, the police have also registered 34 cases. Of these, 22 FIRs were lodged and 40 persons arrested in the past 24 hours.The police took action against 8,275 social media posts, including 4,563 over the past 24 hours, the U.P. DGP headquarters said in a statement. The action included removing the posts, asking the users to delete “offensive” posts and also suspending the profiles, if needed.Most on TwitterThe posts were mostly put up on Twitter, as per the police data, with action taken against 2,869 of them since Saturday. A total of 1,355 posts on Facebook and 98 videos and profiles on YouTube were also flagged. “The monitoring of offensive posts and videos on social media and action against them will continue,” the police said. DGP O.P. Singh on Saturday hailed the people of Uttar Pradesh for showing restraint and keeping the State “totally peaceful”.“All sections of society have risen to the occasion and displayed exemplary solidarity, respect, restraint & cooperation,” the DGP tweeted, while appealing for communal harmony.last_img

first_imgJamnagar (Guj), July 6 (PTI) The police at Jamnagar in Gujarat today arrested a 16-year-old youth after an SUV (sport utility vehicle) driven by him allegedly knocked down an elderly woman, resulting in her death.The hit-and-run incident had taken place on Sharu Section road in the city yesterday.The minor son of a shipping contractor was allegedly behind the wheel of Audi Q3 which hit the woman, police said.The driver fled from the spot with the car without bothering to help the woman, said inspector Samir Sarada of C-division police station.”Kumudben Solanki, who was badly injured, was taken to city civil hospital where she died this afternoon,” he said.”The youth, son of a shipping contractor from the city, was driving at a very high speed when it hit Solanki who was crossing the road with her husband. The youth escaped and drove home. We seized the car today and arrested him,” inspector Sarada said.A case under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 279 (rash driving) of the Indian Penal Code was registered.The accused was also booked under sections 134 (not securing medical attention for the injured), 181 (driving without licence) and 184 (driving at high speed) of Motor Vehicles Act, Sarada said. PTI CORR KA PD KRKlast_img

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