Billy Gilmour make his Premier League debut.Gilmo


The have designated reliever for assignment, the club ann Samir e Portuguese whizkid signed for Barcelona last week, but won’t move to the Nou Camp until the summer.After their 1-0 win over Sporting CP, Trincao said: “My signature at FC Barcelona? I will work and stay as usual. “The rest doesn’t interest me yet. Nasri has beeho time.Former Chelsea star Cole said that Mourinho is “trying to turn a cruise ship” at Spurs and deserves more time before he is judged in the hot seat. “Jose has gone into a difficult situation,” Cole said. “In the media in particular there is a ln flooded by offers from around the world.While he failed to win a new deal with the Irons, the six months he enjoyed at West Ham was enough to put him in the shop window.Foot Mercato says several Ligue 1 clubs have made contact, ounced Sunday.

Harris, 28, spent much of 2012 between Double-A and Triple-A in the Rockies system. The righty posted a 2.08 ERA over 52 innings with a 5.1 K/BB. He reached the majors as a September call up but served up an 8.15 ERA over 17.2 innings, including three home runs allowed.

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The have released left fielder , according to Zapata hit .213/.258/.290 in 358 plate appearances for the Mets’ Double-A to be title challengers.Matic, 30, is in contention to be United’s captain this term and appeared in all their pre-season wins, against Perth Glory, Leeds, Inter Milan and Tottenham.”Quality and experience brings you the title. In this squad we have affiliate in semiro admits he regards himself as a homegrown player at Real Madrid.The midfielder joined Los Blancos froidfielder Mateo Kovacic says he likes the rough and tumble of the Premier League.The Croatian is enjoying a fine campaign, his second with the Blues since arriving from Real Madrid. Speaking to the club’s website, Kovacic said: “I remember my first gm Sao Paulo at the age of 20 and played for Castilla in Spain’s second tier.”It was always an honour and a pleasure to come through the youth t2012.

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es Mertens insists Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri s


pitcher made his longest start of the Cactus League on Sunday against the Giants. He allowed Ghezzal in an attempt to sign Dennis Praet from Sampdoria.The Belgian midfielder is a long term target for Leicester, but they are struggling to agree a fee with the Italian club.Underperforming star Ghezzal is a possible makeweight in a cash plus p four runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander was tagged with a two-spot in the first befoLiverpool are set to go head to head with Borussia Dortmund to sign Ferran Torres from Valencia.The 19-year-old Spanish winger is producing some eye catchinghelsea winger Kenedy.Getafe have reached an agreement with Chelsea to take the 23-year-old Brazilian on loan this season.AS says Kenedy turned down offers from Reading, Sassuolo and Schalke 04 for the opportunity to play Europa League football with G displays in La Liga this season.And Reds manager Jurgen Klopp will do battle with his old clre making it through the next three frames unscathed. Chacin gave up his final damage in the fifth. The 25-year-old also struck out one with no walks in his third outing of the spring. 

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Paul Pogba taken off penalties, it has been reveal


The Doerkid joins the Serie B outfit on a season-long loan.Scamacca moved to Sassuolo from PSV in Jade an initial enquiry to Saints about Lemina.The want-away midfielder is keen to depart the south coast before the transfer window ends on 8 August.And with Everton selling Idrissa Gueye to French giants Paris Saint Germain for £28m, they are on thenuary 2017 but has played just three times for the Neroverdi.The 20-year-old was part of the Italy squad who reached the Under-20 World Cup semi-finals lastdgers announced Monday they reassigned , and ton his contract.The Evening Standard says United are prepared to take a huge risk on De Gea’s contract.De Gea has entered the final year of his contract after refusing to sign an extension.United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is willing to run t minor league camp.

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re interested in RB Salzburg striker Erling Haalan


Red Soxayden admits Newcastle United players are expecting big things from Andy Carroll.The Geordie centre-forward made his first start in the top-flight for eight years in a Toon shirt and played a huge the start of the season.Klopp has confirmed Shaqiri will not be involved “for a while” after tearing his calf while on Switzerland duty at the UEFA Nations League.Klopp has revealed that he faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the ca part in the victory against Sheffield United.United a starting pitcher was solid yet again Wednesday against the Pirates in his third Grapefruit League start, however he did give up his first run. Lester allowed one run on two hits and three walks over four innings of work, e manager Patrick Vieira.The Mirror says Vieira is among the names being touted as a possible replacement for Rafa Benitez who is leaving Newcastle today when his contract runs out.The ex French captain was interviewed by Newcastle four years ago butwith one extra-base hit allowed. He struck out three batters, in a game the Red Sox would go on to lose, 9-3.

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Bull Pennings: Rock and roll — and baseball — never forgets


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PEORIA, Ariz. — It wasn’t quite out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy, and it wasn’t quite a ’60 Chevy.

But it was close when Ted Simmons’ night moved one Friday in the late 1960s.

Simmons was attempting to travel home to family for the weekend from the University of Michigan with his then-girlfriend (now wife) Maryanne, and the young couple did something that was completely natural at the time.

They hitchhiked.

Simmons was a high-profile baseball player who was drafted in the first round — 10th overall pick — by the Cardinals in 1967. Though he signed with St. Louis out of high school, he was attending Michigan during the offseasons.

It was in November or December, as he remembers it. Nighttime. Cold. Snow flurries.

As Ted and Maryanne hitchhiked alongside U.S. 23 North coming out of Ann Arbor, a van pulled over. Ted helped Maryanne into the front passenger’s seat, then climbed into the back.

“I get in, all the seats had been removed, and there was a full drum set in the back,” says Simmons, now a senior adviser to Mariners general manager Jack Zdurencik after a long pro career as a player.

As the van rumbled off into the night, Simmons told the driver how much he appreciated him stopping.

“Where ya going?” the driver asked.

“Detroit,” Simmons replied.

The driver explained he was headed for Interstate 96, but then he was heading west toward Lansing instead of east toward Detroit.

“I’ll drop you, and you can pick up another ride from there,” the driver said.

That settled, Simmons mentioned theielder Jonjo Shelvey admits he could be a “Liverpool hero” after grabbing a late equaliser against Manchester City.With City leading 2-1, former Liverpool man Shelvey connected with the ball first-time from a corner that was pulled back to the top of drum set and wondered if his ride was a musician.


“What’s your name?”

“Bob Seger.”

“I remember it like it was bigger than life,” Simmons says. “He was just starting out back then.”

Seger was a local legend, playing hundreds and hundreds of nights throughout Michigan and the Midwest, awaiting his break. It finally came in 1976, when Seger rocketed to stardom nationally with the release of the albums Live Bullet in April, and Night Moves in October of the same year.

The night he graciously came to the aid of a couple of young lovebird hitchhikers, Simmons recalls, Seger had just finished playing Ann Arbor’s famed Canterbury House and had another date scheduled in Lansing.

“He wasn’t huge yet,” Simmons says. “Then he got huge. It was just super for anybody to stop.

“It could have been a serial killer.”

And had that happened, the Cardinals in 1970 would have had to find someone else to replace aging catcher Joe Torre.

Except, this story has a far better ending. Simmons went on to have a 21-year career with the Cardinals, Brewers and Braves, and he has a very cool story to tell about Bob Seger.

Now 63, Simmons says he’s seen Seger perform two or three times since his roadside brush with rock ‘n’ roll greatness.

And when his playing days were finished, Simmons, a physical education and speech major, went back and earned his degree from Michigan in 1996.

Presumably, not by hitchhiking.

Yes. It’s finally warming up in the desert. After a week of long pants, sweaters and jackets, it’s finally warm enough to remove your jacket.

White Sox starter , who owns hunting property with De a teammate.The PSG striker is being linked with a big money move to Real in 2020.And Carvajal admits he’s aware of the speculation and would welcome the striker to Madrid next year.”Do I want to play with Mbappé? This is one of the biggest playersiamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, also tells a great story of meeting Seger a few years ago. Peavy landed in a remote airport on a private plane one winter’s day en route to his property, and Seger happened to be at the airport. “Mr. Seger, I’m a big fan,” Peavy stammered. “Call me Bob,” Seger told him.

Journeyman pitcher Mark Hamburger popped for a failed drug test a second time and a 50-game suspension. Even The Hamburgler is embarrassed for him.

“Roll, roll me away, 

“Won’t you roll me away tonight 

“I too am lost, I feel double-crossed 

“And I’m sick of what’s wrong and what’s right

“We never even said a word, 

“We just walked out and got on that bike 

“And we rolled 

“And we rolled clean out of sight”

— Bob Seger, Roll Me Away

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ager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained allowing A


Cubs shortstop left thred PSG striker Edinson Cavani this month.The Telegraph says United are weighing up the possibility of signing Cavani – but are wary of repeating the mistakes made with Alexis Sanchez.Cavani is out of contract at Paris-Saint Germain this summer and le game in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday against the Dodgers after pulling up lame running to first base. .com reports Castro has been diagnosed with left hamstring tightness. He is day to day. The Chicago Tribune reports Castro was trying to beat out an infield single when he grabbed his leg halfway down the line and began limping toward first base. Castro was removed from the game after being evaluated by the trainer. Castro was 1 for 3 with one run as the team’s DH. He is 3 for 7 (.429) with one double through three spring games. “I Southampton past Fulham in the Carabao Cup second-round.The 19-year-old tapped home the second senior goal of his career from Nathan Redmond’s low cross.Speaking after the game, Saint boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said:”I think in the first half we were a lt was a little bit tidfielder Claudio Marchisio has hit out at those whom burgled his home at gunpoint. Marchisio’s family home was targeted by armed robbers at their villa in Turin last night.He posted to social media:“If you enter a person’s home to rob them, you’re ght but not too bad,” Castro said. “I felt it when I touched the base. It scared me. I don’t want to be hurt. I feel too good this year.”

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y moved to Juve in the summer on a free transfer,


The National Post reports Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said he believes closer is on track to be ready for opening day. Janssen is working his way back from minor shoulder surgery in November. “He’s coming along as expected,” Walker said. “It’s ad Real Madrid as the kings of Europe aheang to the speculation of a move to Manchester United.Fernandes’ agent Rui Guimaraes set tongues wagging when he ‘liked’ a post on the OfficialWhoScored Instagram page.The post features a picture of Fernandes playing for Sporting Lisbon.Alongside it, d of their Champions League clash on Wednesday.City will meet the 13-time champions in the last-16, with the first leg Smith admitted attempting to steal luxury watches worth £200,000 from the pair in Hampstead, north-west London.A second man, Jordan Northover, 26, has also admitted his role in the robbery.Smith, 30, of Archway in north London, was jailed for 10 yeaon Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabeu.And former Barcelona coach Guardiola insists he has little slow. We’re still hopeful he’s ready to start the season. If he’s not, then we’ll go to Plan B.” Janssen is scheduled for two more bullpen sessions before throwing to hitters in batting practice. “His schedule is subject to change at any time,” Walker said. “We’re just going to take it day by day, see how he’s feeling. Our goal is just to get him to 100 percent, whether it’s opening day or seven days after that.”

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Report: Yankees will consider offering Robinson Cano contract extension


The will discuss whether to try to negotiate a contract extension with before he becomes a free agent at the end of 2013, to Joel Sherman of the NewKean said no to Arsenal as he signed for Everton from Juventus.The youngster shocked everyone by agreeing to a move to the Premier League from the Italian champions.It is a deal that could rise to £36 million, with Juventus needing to balance their York Post.

As per Sherman, it is against the organization’s policy to negotiate extensions with players before they reach free agency, but the Yankees might break protocol in an attempt to save money on a potential deal.

The Yankees own a $15 million option (with a $2 million buyout) on Cano for 2013 that is all but certain to be exercised. That would put the total value of thLiverpool.Dyche felt the Clarets were the victims of a clinical Liverpool side as they became the Reds’ 13th successive premier League victims.A fortuitous own goal from Chris Wood, who deflected an intended cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold, broke te contract that Cano signed in 2008 at $57 million over six seasons.

Cano hit .313/.379/.550 with a career-high 33 home runs in 697 plate appearances this season. He was limited to just one hit in 18 plate appearances against the Tigers in the ALCS.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jaudi Garcia will leave Marseille at the end of the season – and Benitez is a target.Benitez comes off contract next month and is on the agenda of the OM board.The Spaniard’s experience and career success is attractive to OM and he would also find counck Moore and R.J. White, follow .

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Photo: Elliot Johnson’s face the morning after


‘s was gunned down at the plate by ‘s to end Friday night’s game. Johnson ran into Blue Jays catcher at the plate and ended up scraping his face in the d hasn’t dropped his long-term interest in Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.Sport says United have lodged an enquiry over the availability of Coutinho.The Brazil international has struggled on loan at Bayern Munich this season and Solskjaer is mirt around home plate.

Watch it here:

You can see Johnson’s face was bloodied on the plate. Check out how he looked on Saturday morning. Arsenal.The 19-year-old has been with Arsenal since he was eight, but he spent last season on loan at German club Hoffenheim.Nelson, who started for Arsenal in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Newcastle, has revealed how his aim is to make it at the Emirates and The picture on the left is from the Associated Press, while teammate tweeted the picture on the right:

Tampa Bay’s called Johnson “Two-Face,” in reference to the Batman villain, .

Johnson did pass the postgame concussion test, but had trouble sleeping and putting his contact lens in his left eye. He also had a sore hip that kept him from running at 100 percent, he said.

For more baseball news, rumors and anaottenham defender Toby Alderweireld says the players are now adjusting to manager Jose Mourinho’s system.Their 0-0 draw at Watford was a first away clean sheet in the Premier League since New Year’s Day 2019.”You only see us improving,” said Alderweilysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

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MLB, ESPN agree to $5.6 billion TV deal


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and Insider Jon Heyman confirms: ESPN and Major League Baseball have agreed to a new national-television contract that’s worth a whopping $5.6 billion. Yes, that’s a “b” preceding “illion.”

The deal will span eight years and grants ESPN domestic and international television rights, as well as digital and radio rights. In addition to its holdover broadcasts, ESPN will also now carry one wild-card game. 

USA Today’s Gabe Lacques also points out , which will surely displease fans of, oh, 28 of ‘s 30 teams … 

However, there’s a wrinkle in there that may rankle many fans nestled outside of ESPN’s Northeast corridor: Picking up the rights to carry popular teams like the and more frequently.


As Ourand notes, though, the deal breaks down to $700 million per annum, which, on an annual basis, is more the douben Klopp after last week’s Champions League elimination.Klopp has come under fire for criticising Atletico Madrid’s style of play after the defeat.“I am really upset by people who think that everyone should attack completely,” Van Hanegem said.“Lle the value of the previous deal. That’s a lot more money coming in, and that doesn’t even account for the new playoff television contracts, which are still being negotiated. club.And the Dutchman admits Cristiano Ronaldo will be a big influence on his decision.”During the season, at the club, and during the various competitions, you really do not have time to reflect. But there are times when I realise that this is not n

MLB equally shares national-television revenues, which, obviously, means teams are going to enjoy quite a windfall thanks to the new deal with ESPN. What are the long-term consequences of that? This Joe Sheehan tweet sums it up fairly well:

More TV/central fund money will, counterintuitively, continue to dry up the FA market, as every team locks up its homegrown stars.

— Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan)

While I don’t agree with so much of what Bud Selig has done during his sprawling reign, there’s no doubting the extent to which he has grown the game as a business. 

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe ce to sign Celtic left back Kieran Tierney.The Gunners want to sign someone with a better defensive presence than Sead Kolasniac.They also have a limited transfer budget, which means that Tierney could be an appealing target for the London club.Accorto the and .

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Photos: Colorado Rockies honor Aurora shooting victims


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The wore black wrist bands, wrote “7-20″ on their eye black and hung a black jersey in their dugout that read Ajax over the summer.“I’m getting used to how the lads play. Beating Bayer was good,” he told Veronica after yesterday’s 3-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.“Right now, things are going well. I was Ajax’s captain and there I”We Remember 7-20,” to honor those affected .With the Rockies in San Diego, the held a moment of silence before the game. The Rockies also released a statement:”The Colorado Rockies are deeply saddened by the horrific act of senseless violence that took place in our community early this morning. All Coloradans feel the pain and sorrow that has come with this tragedy. As part of the Colorado community, the Rockies share this pain with everyone involved. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and friends, wer.The Gabon striker has been linked with Manchester United or a move to China.It was believed Arsenal may seek to cash in before his valid defender Ricardo Carvalho is happy for Eden Hazard over his move to Spain.Hazard’s final act in Chelsea blue was to score twice and assist once in the 4-1 Europa League final thrashing of Arsenal in Baku.And Carvalho, the legendary Chelsea defendeue plummets.However, Emery indicates he wants to keep both Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for next season.Arsho will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time.”

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Ubaldo Jimenez suspended five games


Major League Baseball has suspended ace for five games in response to his ‘s on Monday, Insider Jon Heyman reports. After vested parties were separated, Tulowitzki was removed from the game and given precautionary x-rays, which turned out negative. He’s day-to-day with elbow swelling. Given the palace intrigue surrounding the Ubaldo-Tulo feud and given that Commissioner Bud Selig was in the stands during the game in question, a swift response from isn’t surprising. If the post-game comments are any guide, though, Rockies manager Jim Tracy likely doesn’t see five games as equal to a pound of flesh. In essence, Jimenez, barring a successful appeal (one assumes a pro-forma appeal is forthcoming), will miss one turn through the Nick Cox says they’ll never bend the rules when it comes to youth recruitment.Manchester City and Chelsea have both been punished by UEFA for breaches of their regulations regarding the recruitment of minors. “The vist abuse to six matches for the 2019-20 season.As wBurnley winger Dwight McNeil has been forced to withdraw from the England U21 squad.The 19-year-old picked up a knock in Saturday’s loss to Liverpool.He will miss upcoming clashes against Turkey and Kosovo.McNeil is expected to be available to feature against Brighton next Saturday.ell as racist language, the minimum ban also covers any discrimination aimed at a person’s gender, sexuality, religious beliefs or disability.The FA has also announced that people in technical areasalues we’re trying to instil in rotation. The Indians had previously announced that right-hander would be their opening-day starter. Meanwhile, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that .

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” if he fails to bring the Champions League trophy


The Blue Jays returned pitchers and , and infielder has “unfinished business” with Everton.Martinez was sacked by Everton in May 2016, despite having three years remaining on his contract.“I loved my time at Everton. I only have great memories, we finished with 72 points,” the now-Belgium boss tolto their minor league camp on Mon make his debut against Tottenham.The exYaya Toure says Pep Guardiola will feel let down by England coach Gareth Southgate over his treatment of Raheem Sterling.Sterling was left out of England’s win against Montenegro on Thursday evening after a private altercation with Liverpool defender-Udinese winger scored one goal in 12 games for his former club before signing a four-and-a-half year deal with the Hornets earlier this week, writes Owen Widdowson.Pearson said in his pre-match press conferencday.

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s on 12 of 14 shooting, including 8 of 9 shooting


guard was deadly from the field Monday, scoring a team-high 32 points on 12 of 14 shooting, including 8 of 9 shooting from three-point range, in his team’s 122-105 road win over the Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Paul also dished out 10 assists to record his fourth double-double of the postseason while topping his previous scoring high from Game 1 of the first round. These two teams square off again Wednesdayinto extra-time has seen Newcastle United defeat a spirited Oxford United in the FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday.Theibute to former club Manchester City.Mari has completed his £1.3million move to Brazilian side Flamengo.He told the Flamengo.html”>Daily MailFlamengo.html”>: “It’s been a real honour to be on Manchester City’s books for these last years and to have League One side came from two goals down to send the match into extra-time.Sean Longstaff and Joelinton gave the Magpies a two- in Oklacan this season.The Reds maintained their unbeaten record in the Premier League thanks to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over West Ham United last Thursday.Speaking after the game, Alexander-Arnold told Sky Sports: “Obviously we felt like we’ve dominatedhoma City in what will likely feel like a must-win for the Thunder.

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