Texas DT Brown Picked By Patriots

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots keep using the draft to build a formidable young defensive line.

The defending Super Bowl champions drafted Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown with the 32nd and final pick of the first round Thursday night, hoping they’ve found a replacement for five-time Pro Bowler Vince Wilfork.

They used their first-round pick on a defensive lineman for the third time in four years, following Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones in 2012 and Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley last year.

And just like he did with those two, coach Bill Belichick is reserving judgment on what Brown can contribute.

« He’s got a long way to go, like every rookie does coming in, » Belichick said. « It’s a lot different in this league. »

Brown agreed, saying he doesn’t assume he has a job locked up.

« I’m just relentless, » he said. « I…

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170×170 day 1 1.5.15


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The sun was blazing, sweat was trickling down his body in small rivulets, sudden gusts of winds even though hot were soothing his body. He took a few steps back and looked at the rock… perfect!

He cocked his head from side to side before deciding that it is placed exactly where, how he wanted to place it. He turned back and went down the hill to work.

Next morning he heard his supervisor exclaim and expertly hid his chuckle.

“What in the God’s name is that? Who did that?” he was staring at the rock he has placed on the top of the hill, using his magic glue.

Centuries passed by, railroads now ran beside that hill, a little girl was sitting on one, with her nose pressed to the window.

“Look mama! Look at that rock!” she tugged her mother’s sleeve reading a novel.

“It must be Hercules!”…

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Images of Al Qasr

Road Essays

Some places in the world are so imbued with a sense of history that you seem to have walked backwards to have arrived there. The old caravan town of Al Qasr in Egypt’s Western Desert is one of them. Just a short journey from the fly-blown town of Mut (which lives up to its uninspiring name) in Dakhla Oasis, is this creaky time warp of mud-brick bordered by immense sand dunes. Thought to be the oldest town in the oasis, Al Qasr first rose to prominence in the 12th Century and became one of the most important centres of the Western Desert under Ottoman rule. Most of its remaining, though crumbling, architecture of covered alleyways, decorated brickwork and intricately inscribed acacia beam lintels dates from this period.

Visit during the early afternoon when the narrow high-walled lanes here provide some relief from the scorching desert heat.

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