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Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen to receive first-team reps at minicamp

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen to receive first-team reps at minicamp

Sports
Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen will receive his first opportunity to work with the projected starting unit this week, Bills head coach Sean McDermott said on Tuesday. Allen, who was selected by the Bills with the seventh overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, will spend most of his time with the third-team group. McDermott noted that the 6-foot-5, 237-pound Allen will get occasional snaps with the starters, however. "He's worked hard ... this has been part of the plan from the start. But give Josh credit, he's earned it," McDermott said, per Sal Capaccio of WGR 550. Quarterbacks Nathan Peterman and A.J. McCarron have taken the starting reps thus far this offseason for the Bills. McCarron, signed as a free agent in March after being a backup with the Cincinnati Bengals, is t...
Famous birthdays for Feb. 12: Gucci Mane, Josh Brolin

Famous birthdays for Feb. 12: Gucci Mane, Josh Brolin

Entertainment
Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius.They include:-- French architect Etienne-Louis Boullee in 1728-- Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, in 1809-- Biologist Charles Darwin in 1809-- Labor leader John L. Lewis in 1880-- Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova in 1881-- Actor Lorne Greene in 1915-- Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli in 1923 (age 95)-- Baseball player and sports commentator Joe Garagiola in 1926-- Charles Van Doren, subject of U.S. TV quiz scandals, in 1926 (age 92)-- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., in 1930-- Basketball Hall of Fame member Bill Russell in 1934 (age 84) File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI -- Actor Joe Don Baker in 1936 (age 82)-- Author Judy Blume in 1938 (age 80)-- Former Israeli Prime Minist...
Josh Brown: Don't get sucked into the hype on Barron's call that Apple will hit $1 trillion

Josh Brown: Don't get sucked into the hype on Barron's call that Apple will hit $1 trillion

Finance
Lots of chatter about how this weekend's Barron's cover features a gleaming new Lifesavers-shaped headquarters on the cover with a feature story about why it's destined to be the first $ 1 trillion company.All the usual smartasses are offering commentary about how this is "the kiss of death" or "marks the top" or whatever. Barron's, like every other investor, sometimes gets it right and sometimes gets it wrong. They've made huge, important calls, like the top of the Dot Com Bubble and they've had some notable whiffs, like the infamous "Facebook is worth $ 15" cover from September 2012.They're no more likely or unlikely to get everything right all the time than anyone else is. It takes a certain child-like sort of mindset to expect otherwise.There are no serious professionals who change the...
Bill Miller, Josh Brown are the latest Wall Street pros to test the bitcoin waters

Bill Miller, Josh Brown are the latest Wall Street pros to test the bitcoin waters

Finance
Some well-known names in the financial industry are buying bitcoin, and more could come.First, investing legend Bill Miller put 1 percent of his net worth into bitcoin in 2014, according to a Forbes report Tuesday. The digital currency is one of the top holdings in Miller's $ 120 million hedge fund, the article said.Reflecting its volatility, bitcoin in 2014 fell from a high of $ 1,023 in Jan. 2014 to a low near $ 287 in October of that year, according to CoinDesk.That puts Miller's bitcoin return anywhere from 126 percent to 707 percent, based on bitcoin's $ 2,315 price Wednesday.Miller left Legg Mason in August 2016 after 35 years and has since founded Miller Value Partners. The legendary investor's Opportunity Trust Fund Class C shares are up 23 percent this year, more than twice the re...