ATLANTA — The life of the party at Super Bowl Opening Night was just one stall over from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. “Gronkie!’’ Brady shouted to his left before turning back to reporters. “Who’s having more fun than him tonight? Nobody.’’ Tight end Rob Gronkowski surely seemed to be enjoying himself Monday evening at State Farm Arena, where he happily fielded questions about topics ranging from his offseason trip to Jamaica, Chick-fil-A’s hours of operations, and his Foxborough home security system. He joked around with reporters, played carnival games with children part of the NFL’s “Play 60’’ program, and even got invited to a frat party at Emory University. “Wow,’’ he said. “We have curfew or else I’d come.’’ Gronkowski’s buoyancy also permeated to a slightly more sensitive subject: What are the chances that the Super Bowl is the final game of his NFL … [Read more...] about Playful Rob Gronkowski plays coy on retirement rumors
Rob Gronkowski was quiet in the first half of the Patriots’ thrilling 43-40 win over the previously undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady targeted the tight end just three times before the half for one catch and 16 yards. Although he only added two receptions to that one catch first-half tally, both were vital to the New England victory. Gronkowski was anything but quiet when it mattered most. Just ask Chiefs safety Ron Parker, who found himself on the receiving end of a vicious Gronkowski stiff arm with 3 minutes, 39 seconds remaining. On that play, a Patriots first and 10 from their own 21-yard line, Gronkowski slipped into a pocket of space and caught a pass from Brady. Then the Pro Bowl tight end turned upfield, sized up an oncoming Parker, and slammed the defender to the Gillette Stadium turf. Gronkowski picked up 42 yards on the completion to kick start the Patriots drive. Stephen Gostkowski capped said drive four plays later with a 50-yard field goal that gave the … [Read more...] about Watch Rob Gronkowski’s stiff arm and clutch catch in the Patriots’ win over the Chiefs
By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Published 2:31 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 The locations of six Bay Area Apple stores targeted by thieves in August and September. Keep clicking to see when the thieves struck and how much merchandise they pilfered. The locations of six Bay Area Apple stores targeted by thieves in August and September. Keep clicking to see when the thieves struck and how much merchandise they pilfered. Photo: Google Maps Apple Palo Alto — Robbed Sept. 1, Sept. 22, Sept. 23 — $147,000 in merchandise stolen (collectively) Apple Palo Alto — Robbed Sept. 1, Sept. 22, Sept. 23 — $147,000 in merchandise stolen (collectively) Photo: Google Maps Apple Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa — Robbed Aug. 29, Sept. 23 — At least $35,000 in merchandise stolen Apple Santa Rosa … [Read more...] about Bay Area Apple stores blitzed and robbed 9 times in 1 month. Can authorities stop it?
An 18-year-old from Hayes will spend the next eight years behind bars after he admitted setting up meetings with unsuspecting Gumtree sellers before robbing them at knife point. Abdullahi Ahmed, of Central Avenue, used the popular classifieds ads website to arrange to meet sellers before threatening them with weapons and stealing the products he expressed interest in buying. In the space of three weeks in spring 2018 he robbed six people, including a woman who was threatened with a knife in her own home. Ahmed pleaded guilty to five counts of robbery and one count of theft at Harrow Crown Court on Friday (August 31) and was sentenced to eight years imprisonment. The young thug was brought to justice after the incidents were reported separately to Metropolitan Police and officers used phone records to piece events together. In the space of three weeks,from April 1 to 20 this year, Ahmed robbed six unsuspected Gumtree sellers after he contacted them to say he was interested in … [Read more...] about Hayes thug sentenced after robbing Gumtree sellers at knifepoint
By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle Published 9:31 am CDT, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 PHOTOS: A look at last year's Texans' loss in New England New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) beats Houston Texans strong safety Corey Moore (43) for a 5-yard touchdown reception during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxbourough, Mass. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle ) less PHOTOS: A look at last year's Texans' loss in New England New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) beats Houston Texans strong safety Corey Moore (43) for a 5-yard touchdown reception during the ... more Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reaches out in vain to stop New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12), as he throws for a 27-yard completion to Danny Amendola and a first down during the fourth quarter of an NFL football … [Read more...] about Containing Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski is a tall task for Texans