11 Aug

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling As the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Keim sure hopes that’s the case, as he tries to hit gold on another forgotten player. Wilson injured his right ankle during the third quarter when Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh sacked the quarterback.Heading into Week 2, both teams will be looking for greener pastures, so to speak. While Wilson is expected to play, Seattle’s offensive line faces a daunting task against the Los Angeles Rams’ defensive front. The Rams weren’t able to produce any pressure in the team’s 28-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, only recording one quarterback hit on Blaine Gabbert and no sacks, but Los Angeles may find it easier against Seattle’s questionable offensive line.Meanwhile, the Cardinals welcome one of the league’s up-and-coming quarterbacks to Glendale in Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston. Against the Atlanta Falcons, Winston threw for 281 yards and four touchdowns. With New England’s Jimmy Garroppolo carving up Arizona’s defense in Week 1 — specifically rookie defensive back Brandon Williams — the team claimed former Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon off waivers.“He’s a great talent, he’s a guy who’s a long angular type of cornerback, talented enough that Richard Sherman thought that if he could ever get it down he could be better than Richard Sherman,” Clayton said. “Problem is he’s always hurt, and they just got tired of it. Last year going into the opening game against at that time St. Louis Rams, he was supposed to be the outside starter if they were going to go three corners, because they were still trying to get Jeremy Lane back healthy and all of a sudden here’s Simon with another injury. So here it is, last week, he was technically the fourth corner because he lost (a spot to) DeShawn Shead, but he still might have had some playing time. Wednesday’s practice comes up and his knee’s bothering him, so I think they just gave up on him.” LISTEN: John Clayton, ESPN NFL insider (Photos by: Associated Press) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img 0 Comments   Share   “Arizona,” he answered. “I never thought that you could go in with a New England Patriots team, be down five starters on offense, including Tom Brady, and with the talent that’s on that Arizona defense for Arizona to lose that game. I could not envision it. I thought it was going to be so one-sided, it should’ve been probably a 17-point win. Didn’t turn out to be that way.”These types of games may put things in perspective for a team that’s a serious Super Bowl contender. Arizona committed errors in all facets of the game, ending with a missed potential game-winning field goal by Chandler Catanzaro. Head coach Bruce Arians admits there were mistakes, but fixable ones.The team the Cardinals are fighting against for NFC West supremacy, the Seattle Seahawks, also had a rough first week of regular season play, beating the Miami Dolphins 12-10. Clayton explained Seattle, unlike Arizona, did what was necessary to win.“Seattle, defensively they were fine. Miami couldn’t run the football, (Ryan) Tannehill had nobody to throw to because everything was pretty well covered,” Clayton said. “The offensive line played horribly for the Seahawks, which that’s no surprise, that’s been kind of a trend for the last couple years, part of it was losing Germain Ifedi with the ankle injury five days before the game and had to go with J’Marcus Webb and he looked pretty bad out there. In the end, they were able to play enough good defense and get one good drive out of an injured-Russell Wilson to be able to win the football game.” Your browser does not support the audio element. The top two teams in the NFC West both had performances in Week 1 they might want to forget.Criticism rained on the Arizona Cardinals’ early 2016 parade when the team fell to the Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski-less New England Patriots 23-21. General Manager Steve Keim openly expressed his feelings from the team’s first game, saying it makes him “angry, disappointed and embarrassed”.ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton joined Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Friday morning and was asked which team looked worse in their 2016 opener, the Cardinals or the Seahawks. Top Stories last_img read more

27 Jul

Iran want good relations with Saudi Arabia and UAE FM says

first_imgIran said Wednesday it hopes to have good relations with arch-rival Saudi Arabia and its allies, and called for an end to their bitter dispute with Gulf neighbor Qatar. London best pest control Riyadh broke off relations with Tehran in 2016 after protesters angry at its execution of a top Shiite cleric torched its diplomatic missions in Iran.The following year the kingdom and its allies Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates imposed a trade and travel boycott on Qatar, demanding that it mirror their hardline policies towards Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood.“We have extremely good relations with Qatar, Kuwait, Oman,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, referring to the two Gulf Arab countries which remained neutral in the dispute.“We hope to have the same type of relations with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates,” Zarif told reporters on the sidelines of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue in Doha.“We also hope that countries within the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) could resolve their differences peacefully.“We were against pressure on Qatar, we still believe that pressure on Qatar is against international law.”Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have repeatedly accused Qatar of posing a threat to Gulf security through its support for “extremism”.Doha has consistently denied the allegation accusing its former allies of seeking a pretext for regime change.In April, Qatar said it filed three lawsuits in London and New York against Saudi and UAE banks for allegedly plotting to undermine its currency and bonds.Qatar has already taken legal action against Saudi Arabia and its allies before the International Court of Justice, the International Civil Aviation Organization and the World Trade Organization.Meanwhile Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called for a “dialogue” between Iran and the United States to resolve the crisis between their countries.Referring to a spate of US sanctions against Tehran, he said “we urge the parties of the crisis, Iran and the United States, to sit around the table and find sustainable solutions… because the region can’t bear more crises”.last_img read more