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GLENDALE Ariz — Jonathan Cooper says hes ready

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. — Jonathan Cooper says he’s ready to go.The Arizona Cardinals’ left guard has not played in a game since breaking his leg in the team’s third preseason game last August. After finally getting a chance to step back on the field at University of Phoenix Stadium and practice with his team, he declared himself ready to go.“It was awesome,” he said after day one of training camp. “I felt a little better than I did at OTAs, a little bit more comfortable. I think it just helped to be able to read and react, not be thinking so much. Just go out there and play, it felt pretty good. – / 22 “It’s exciting, just trying to play for the guys beside me and having fans there, that definitely boosts the morale of the practice,” he said. “It felt great to get out there.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   “It will definitely be a different story once pads get on, then it will be the true test. But for now, I’m pleased.”For sure, Cooper will not really be able to know how ready he is until he is asked to hit somebody and, in essence, do the very thing that led to his injury in the first place. He’s had plenty of time to get ready for and think about this moment, having spent all of last season on Injured Reserve unable to contribute.But now he’s back and expected to solidify a revamped offense line. The seventh pick in the 2013 draft out of North Carolina, the only questions surrounding Cooper are related to his health, not his ability. Cooper added that Saturday was his “litmus test” as far as telling how far he’s come in his recovery, and since he felt great then, he’s excited to continue forward with his progression, with the next step being putting the pads on and dealing with contact. Only then will he know he’s truly back.That will happen Monday. Until then, just as it was Saturday, Cooper and the team will go through practice without pads on but in front of fans. It’s the first time that’s happened for him since the injury. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Canadian ice cap conceals supersalty lakes

first_img By Sid PerkinsApr. 11, 2018 , 2:00 PM Anja Rutishauser Canadian ice cap conceals supersalty lakescenter_img At least two large, supersalty lakes lie deep beneath an ice cap in far northeastern Canada, a new radar survey shows. The survey traced the mountainous terrain underlying the Devon Ice Cap (pictured), a frozen mass almost the size of Connecticut. But in a couple of places, the researchers also saw strong, mirrorlike reflections.The radar was apparently bouncing off the surfaces of subglacial lakes hundreds of meters down, one covering about 5 square kilometers and the other a little more than 8 square kilometers, the researchers report today in Science Advances.How does the water remain liquid at temperatures estimated at –14°C and –15°C, well below freezing? The researchers credit a fluke of geology: The lakes apparently sit atop thick salt deposits laid down hundreds of millions of years ago, which act like road salt to keep the water liquid. The water must be at least four or five times as salty as the ocean, the researchers estimate. That’s not too salty to host microbial life, as a similarly briny subglacial lake in Antarctica proves. But if these Canadian lakes host an ecosystem, it has likely been isolated since the beginning of the last ice age about 120,000 years ago.last_img read more