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Jacksonville Jaguars sign veteran RB Jamaal Charles

Jacksonville Jaguars sign veteran RB Jamaal Charles

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The Jacksonville Jaguars need a running back, so they signed veteran Jamaal Charles to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. The Jaguars have been hit hard by injuries at the running back position. Regular starter Leonard Fournette is out indefinitely because of a right hamstring injury. T.J. Yeldon, the No. 2 back, has been playing with an ankle injury. Corey Grant, the No. 3 running back, was placed on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. The 31-year-old Charles played 14 games for the Denver Broncos last season, but did not start any of them. He ran for 296 yards and also caught 23 passes for 129 yards in 2017, but he was a healthy game-day inactive in the final two games. No team signed Charles after his one-year contract with the Broncos expired. Ch...
Prince Harry edits Radio 4's Today: Obama and Charles interviewed

Prince Harry edits Radio 4's Today: Obama and Charles interviewed

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Media playback is unsupported on your devicePrince Harry says he will go on using his position to "shine a spotlight" on issues close to his heart.He was speaking as he guest edited BBC Radio 4's Today programme, which focused on the armed forces, mental health, youth crime and climate change.He interviewed former US president Barack Obama and his own father, Prince Charles, as part of the radio show.He also said his fiancee Meghan Markle had enjoyed spending Christmas with the family "she's never had".Ahead of his wedding in May, Prince Harry said he was determined 2018 would be a "fantastic year".He said: "Post-Christmas... I just hope everyone out there has had a chance to just think about the things that really matter and the difference that every single one of us can make."Part of my ...
How the food of Charles Dickens defined Christmas

How the food of Charles Dickens defined Christmas

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Charles Dickens was a serious foodie and his literature introduced a festive menu that has barely changed since the Cratchits gathered round their table in A Christmas Carol. "The thing about Dickens," says food historian Pen Vogler as she takes a tray of caraway seed biscuits out of the oven, "is that he knew what it was like to be hungry."She's explored how cuisine shaped his writing in her recipe book, Dinner With Dickens. In it she recreates dishes that the literary giant wrote about, and shows how he used food to create character and comedy but also highlighted social issues.She's also whipped up a Christmas pudding but thankfully has avoided making gruel. "Dickens did not have food security as a child," continues Pen as she slips the steaming biscuits onto a wire rack to cool. "His n...
Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

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Charles Bradley, a soul singer who found fame in his later years, has died from cancer aged 68.The former James Brown impersonator, nicknamed "the screaming eagle of soul" released his first album No Time For Dreaming in 2011, aged 62.He had recently returned to live performance after receiving treatment for stomach cancer late last year.His death came just two weeks after the remainder of his 2017 tour dates were cancelled due to illness.Charles Bradley spent much of his life working odd jobs as a handyman - and some of it living on the streets, sleeping in subway cars in New York City.But he continued to pursue music, having been inspired by the singer James Brown during a performance he saw as a teenager.He was eventually signed to a New York label in the early 2000s, securing a spot as...
Carolina Panthers sign WR T.J. Graham, waive Charles Johnson

Carolina Panthers sign WR T.J. Graham, waive Charles Johnson

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July 25 (UPI) -- The Carolina Panthers have made some changes on their depth chart at wide receiver after signing T.J. Graham and waiving Charles Johnson.Carolina signed Graham on Monday. The 27-year-old was a third round pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2012 NFL Draft. Graham played two seasons in Buffalo before signing with the New York Jets in 2014. He suited up for the New Orleans Saints in 2015.Graham has 794 yards and four touchdowns on 61 career receptions. He played collegiately at North Carolina State. He played last season for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Graham's best shot at making the final roster is likely through special teams.Carolina waived defensive end Ryan Delaire Tuesday with a failed physical designation. Johnson was waived/injured after hav...