“He’s got to to work himself back into being ready, and Ithink that’s an important thing,” head coach KenWhisenhuntsaid Thursday. “We’ve done the right thing with Beanie,asfar as the offseason about making sure he’s healthy andtrying to get him ready.“He’s gotta bust his tail over the next few weeks to beready for training camp because we’ve had some guys lookgood there.”One of those guys is second-year back Ryan Williams, whohas been limited himself as he is returning from agruesome knee injury suffered during a preseason game lastAugust. Williams got three carries during 11-on-11 drillsduring Wednesday night’s Fan Fest at University of PhoenixStadium in what was his first full-speed work since theinjury.“That was a big hurdle (Thursday) night, so I expect himto be ready to go in training camp,” Whisenhunt said.“We’re not going to throw him in there and give him everyrep. We’re going to make sure we continue with theprocess of getting him ready for the first game.”Despite the Cardinals’ top two options at running backrecuperating from knee surgery, Whisenhunt feels goodabout his personnel at the position. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “It doesn’t concern me right now, we’ve still got a numberof weeks until training camp starts,” Whisenhunt said.“We’ve seen Beanie rush for over a thousand yards, we knowwhat LaRod [Stephens-Howling] is, we expect to have Ryanback, so once we get to training camp and we get thoseguys going, I don’t think I’ll have any concerns.”Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou contributed to thisreport Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Beanie Wells had a breakout season in 2011 for the ArizonaCardinals.The former first-round pick out of Ohio State ran for acareer-high 1,047 yards on 245 carries in 14 games. He did a lot to dispel to the label that he couldn’t playthrough pain, too, often excelling despite being botheredbya knee injury for a good portion of the season.Wells had right knee surgery on January 24 to repair atornmeniscus and more, and hasn’t participated in OTAs orminicamp, which concluded Thursday afternoon. With only41days between the conclusion of minicamp and the firsttraining camp practice in Flagstaff, there seems to begrowing concern about Wells’ readiness. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments Share
Full CircleUK pay TV operator Virgin Media has acquired three seasons of US drama Full Circle.The exclusive agreement means Virgin has taken rights to DirecTV-commissioned Full Circle: Los Angeles (season one of the trilogy), Full Circle: Chicago (S2) and Full Circle: Miami (S3).Virgin has been pushing into exclusive content in order to differentiate against pay TV rivals Sky and BT, previously taking exclusive rights to series including Kingdom and Magic City, as TBI first reported.Season one of Full Circle, from Neil LaBute, follows a cast of characters such as Tom Felton and Minka Kelly as their lives intertwine before culminating in a devastating conclusion. Season two follows a whistle-blowing cop in Chicago, while season three is set in the midst of a US presidential election campaign, during which a charismatic senator wakes up next to a drugged and beaten prostitute but has no recollection of events.Season one has been made immediately available through Virgin Media’s on-demand box-sets collection hub, with season two and three launching in April and July respectively.FremantleMedia International sells the show globally, having acquired rights upon the show’s announcement in April 2013.Virgin content line-up has been expanding rapidly since former Sky programming boss David Bouchier was named chief digital entertainment officer in June 2015.Bouchier has scored deals with wide-ranging content deals with Turner and UKTV, and is co-leading a four-title drama-development pact for Virgin parent Liberty Global.Virgin’s cousin in the LIberty portfolio, All3Media, will produce the selected shows, which will play on Liberty cable platforms around the world.