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To be honest, I don’t want any of the ‘ bullpen committemor Benfica players as they were thumped 4-1 in their UEFA Youth League clash.Elliott squared up to giant Benfica keeper Leo Kokubu as nine-man Liverpool crashed out of the Uefa Youth League.And he showed the passion that has excited Liverpool fans by si has praised the leadership of senior players at the club.Tomori is one of several youngsters who is settling into the Chelsea side after making the step up from youth level and spells out on loan.He credits his manager Frank Lampard for aiding te because I think just about all of them are capable of handling ninth-inning duties.

But I understand in deeper leagues you might want to take a flier on one just in case you get lucky and land the one who gets the lion’s share of the save opportunities. In that case, I’m going with over Phil Coke, Al Alburquerque, Octavio Dotel and Brayan Villarreal just because I think he’d be making a natural transition from the setup role and has long had the stuff to close.

And because I don’t think Phil Coke wouldn’t hold up in the role even if ster United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has stepped up his pursuit for a new director of football.Woodward has been looking to create the position for some time, but put his plans on hold over the summer.The Mirror says he has now started up he’s manager Jim Leyland’s first choice.

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With David Ortiz out indefinitely, the are expected to use a mix of players in the first base/DH spot. You may want to take a closer look at . In 102 at-bats last year with the Red Sox, Gomez hit .275 with two home runs, five doubles and 17 RBI. At 28 years old, that’s his only major-league experience. 

But Gomez is more than a happy wanderer destined to remain in the minors. He’s hit .306 the last two seasons in Triple-A, with 48 home runs and 68 doubles in 893 at-bats. And this was in the pitcher-friendly Internatientino Perez will not consider doing business over Paul Pogba at Manchester United’s current asking price.Despite Real coach Zinedine Zidane’s demands, Florentino refuses to be held to ransom by United.Tuttosport says United are refusing to budge froonal League. Gomy boss Pep Guardiola has jumped to the defence of Jurgen Klopp regarding his upcoming FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury Town.The Reds are set to field a team of youngsters, along with the youth team coach, for the match.It falls during the period the ez was blocked in the Atlanta system by Freddie Freeman. He’s blocked in Boston by Ortiz and Mike Napoli. But given the chance last year, Gomez proved he could hit at the major-league level.

If he’s the primary fill-in to start 2013, Gomez could be a great source of power and average. I’m grabbing him late in AL-only leagues. And if there’s any indication he will be the main replacement if Ortiz continue.For the left-back, a comment made by Valdano really struck him.”A few days before the final a former Real Madrid player had said something about me on TV that stuck in my head,” Marcelo wrote for the The Players’ Tribune, referring to Valdano who was to battle heel pain, Gomez could work his way into 15-team mixed consideration as an early-season sleeper. 

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GIF: Chris Robinson, meet Karim Garcia

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In the bottom of the fourth inning Saturday in the World Baseball Classic, Karim Garcia of Team Mer League side are enjoying their first Europa League campaign, and are hopeful of getting into the round of 16.They won 4-0 against Espanyol in the first leg and must navigate the second leg on Thursday to go through.Reflecting on the European games xico was attempting to score and was thrown out at home plate. But the play was far more interesting than that.

Garcia levels Canadian catcher Chris Robinson, who held onto the ball. Here it is, thanks to Cork Gaines ():

Now, there are a few things of note here.

First of all, multiple replay angles appear to confirm that Robinson never actually tagged Garcia. And you’ll note in the above GIF that the umpire doesn’t immediately call Garcia out. On extended replays, it’s clear that the umpire never called Garcia out until he left the vicinity of home plate, meaning when he left the baseline.

Note that Garcia never touched home plate. As Robinson was gathering himself, Garcia could have touched home plate and — considering the umpire had yet to make a call — probably would have been called safe.

Also, Robinson is several feet up the baseline when Garcia runs into him. According to rules, a runner has the right to an unobstructed path to a base. Obviously a catcher can block the plate, but with Robinson so far up the line and not close to home plate any longer, it may have been possible to call him for obstruction and grant Mexico the run.

So, yeah, it was an all-around interesting play.

And since Karim Garcia is involved, we’re not going to pass on posting this:

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and . Also, indieague final in Azerbaijan.The Gunners face Chelsea in Baku but will be without Armenian attacker Henrikh Mkhitvincing Achraf Hakimi to return from his loan at Borussia Dortmund.Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc wants to keep the Madrid born defender in Germany.”We have expressed our interest several times in extending Achraf’s deal after next summer,aryan who is not travelling because of fears over his safety.”It’s a scandal that he cannot play because of that, he works hard all season avidually interact with us on Twitter: , and .

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vin de Bruyne.The Belgium playmaker missed the mid

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On Thursday, Nationals catcher caught pitchers for the first time since tearing his ACL in May. Ramos told .com that he didn’t feel any pain, but admitted his right knee felt a little tiAtletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says Manu Sanchez deserved his debut in victory over Osasuna.Sanchez did well, which pleased his boss.”I loved him,” he said.”It’s not easy. He’s young, growing and has been working a loted manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been happy having new signing Nathan Bishop with his squad in Marbella.The young goalkeeper was signed last month from Southend United. Also included is Jacob Carney, who is back from his loan with Stocksbridge Par with us.”He has to keep growing and today was an important moment for his career.”Today Juanfran said goodbysea ace Christian Pulisic after his hat-trick in victory at Burnley.The 21-year-old’s achievements were well received back home, with a crowd in Texas particularly enjoying the spectacle.Chelsea revealed prior to the match that broadcaster NBC were he and another debuted, someone new was born.”red. “I was a little bit scared behind the plate. I felt excited to be behind the plate again,” Ramos said. “[During the bullpen sessions], I felt my knee getting tired, a little bit weak. I have to keep working out, trying to get my knee stronger for the next bullpen [session].”

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Just because: Awesome, candid ’82 Brewers T-shirt

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In exchanchester United are upbeat over their chances of landing Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.The Daily Mail says United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer war Sunday’s 2-2 draw.McLean says Norwich deserved more than a point.“We deserved the three points,” he said. “We had some great chances and played some nice stuff. We looked pretty solid but in the end it’s a point against a very good Arsenal teamnts the 26-year-old Leicester City defender to become the new leader of his revamped side and Uninge for a reasonable amount of U.S. currency you can purchase . Here, in sprawling beauty, is the back of said T-shirt .Alvaro Morata has urged Atletico Madrid fans to stick with the players after Saturday’s defeat at Real Madrid.The striker posted a motivational message in the aftermath of Atletico’s 1-0 loss.”I’m proud to belong to this club,” he wrote on social media.”I’m proud to be an ‘indio’ [an Atletico Madrid player or fan].”Today, just like always and more than ever.”..

Those pennant-seizing ’82 Brewers were nothing if not a wellspring of vice and body hair, and this textile commodity, I think, does them justice. The beards and mustaches are banal enough these days — once , its twilight has begun — but, well, there’s so much more to this than whiskers.

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NLDS Reds-Giants Game 3 preview: Ryan Vogelsong vs. Homer Bailey

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The Giants’ season is on the right shoulder of , as the two teams will face off in Game 3 of the NLDS on Tuesday in with the Reds holding a 2-0 series lead.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, since the advent of the wild card, 90 percent of the teams that have taken a 2-0 lead in the division series have gone on to win (38 of 42). National League teams are a perfect 21-for-21 when going up 2-0 in the division series since the wild card was introduced in 1995. 

While there was plenty of talking coming into the series about the Reds’ struggling offense, it’s the Giants who haven’t been able to put up runs against the Reds, scoring a total of two runs in two games. is hitting just .143/.250/.222 in the first two games of the series, while neither Giants starter has gone past the fifth inning.

Game 3 will be Vogelsong (14-9, 3.37) for the Giants against the Reds’ (13-10, 3.68).

Bailey hasn’t liked pitching much at Great American Ball Park this season, going 4-8 with a 5.16 ERA in 17 starts at home and 9-2 with a 2.32 ERA in 16 starts away from home, including his no-hitter in inspiration from Chelsea icon Didier Drogba.The striker has confirmedtegen has cast doubt on the mentality inside the Barcelona dressing room.After their Champions League eliminations by Roma and Liverpool in consecutive seasons, Ter Stegen admits it could yet happen again.He told 11Freunde: “They cannot be clarified the promise of his 26 goals for Aston Villa last season last season by breaking his Premier League duck with four in the Blues’ first six games of the current campaign.Highly-rate . Of the 26 home runs he’s allowed, 21 have gone out at Great American Ball Park.

Bailey received a no decision in his first start of the season against the Giants, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits in 6 1/3 on April 26 at Great American Ball Park. In five career starts against San Francisco, he’s 1-0 with a 5.59 ERA.

No current Giant has hit a home run off of Bailey, and only and have extra-base hits off of Bailey, both with a double each. Arias has faced him just three times and has two hits. , a former Cub, is 4 for 14. In six career plate appearances against Bailey, is 0 for 5 with two strikeouts and a walk.

Vogelsong, 35, was 14-9 with a 3.37 ERA for the Giants this season. In two starts against the Reds, he gave up six earned runs over 13 innings. He did not have a decision in either start. 

The former Pirate has appeared in six games at Great American Ball Park in his career, starting two. He’s 1-0 with a 4.57 ERA at Cincinnati. Both of his starts have come as a Giant, earning a no decision in both and putting up a 5.25 ERA.

This season he’s pitched much better at home, putting up a 2.86 ERA at AT&T Park and 3.87 away. He actually gave up one more home run at home than on the road.

has faced Vogelsong hase option in any loan deal this summer.The Real Madrid man was resigned to going out for the season, as he was not in manager Zinedine Zidane’s plans.However, the 23-year-old sees his long term future at Real, which is why he did not want Arsenal omore than any other Red and has seven hits (six singles) in 15 at-bats. (4 for 10), (4 for 12) and (2 for 4) have all touched Vogelsong for home runs. Vogelson, though, has had his way (more or less) with . Votto has just one hit in six at-bats, striking out twice and walking three times. has struck out five times in 13 plate appearances against the Giatns starter.

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Report: Mets sign Drew Carpenter

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The reliever Drew Carpenter, Adam Rubin of ESPN reported Friday. The club assigned Carpenter to Double-A Binghamton.

Carpenter threw nine i Roma striker Stephan El Shaarawy admits they need Atalanta to drop points in their top four battle.El Shaarawy struck in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Genoa, which leaves them three points behind fourth placed Atalanta.He said: “I think we need to stannings for ressed by Manchester United’s 17 year-old striker Mason Greenwood.Boothroyd has also revealed he’s sharing a room with Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden.He said: “He’s a very, very talented player. He walks through the door and you instantly li this season, allowing a whopping four home runs and a 5.00 ERA. The 27-year-old has a 3.38 ERA for Triple-A Las Vegas but hasn’t been able to break through to the majors for an extended stint. Since 2008, he has a 7.56 ERA in 33.1 innings and a 3.37 ERA in 449 innings at the Triple-A level.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on thract with the club until 2023.He said: “I try to be [a leader]. I have a lot of experience, I’m now 30 years old.”If I can help new signings and even some players who have been at the club a long time, I’m trying to do it.”It will be helpful for evere latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and Navin Vaswani, follow .

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Orioles sign left-handed reliever J.C. Romero to minor-league deal

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The have signed left-handed relief pitcher J.C. Romero to a minor-league deal, the club announced Thursday afternoon. Romling offer to Chelsea for youngster Tariq Lamptey.The 19-year-old is out of contract in the summer, meaning it is the last chance for the Blues to cash in.And Brighton are willing to pay £6 million for the talented youngster, per the Chelsea-academyero began the season with the Cardinals, but was released after a terrible stretch where he coughed up 10 hits and nine earned runs in 3 1/3 innings pitched (a span of three games). He allowed far too marsenal boss Mikel Arteta is confident the players understand his methods.Ahead of facing Chelsea tonight, Arteta was asked whether it was difficult to convince players things are going in the right direction.He replied, “I don’t have that feeling. I ny baserunners last season, too, sporting a 1.74 WHIP. In glancing at the Orioles’ bullpen, one might (including Matt Lindstrom, who is on the DL). One might also notice the only left-handers in the ‘pen are and , who only has 44 career relief appearances in his career, compared to 60 starts. So it’s rather obvious where Romero fits. He’s left-handed relief depth. Even if, at age 35, he could very well be washed up. The lesson? Wheighted with their 3-1 win at Atalanta.Juve won thanks to goals from Gonzalo Higuain (2) and Paulo Dybala – but not before Toro missed a penalty and had taken the lead.“It was an entertaining game with tempo and intensity, the kind you don’t usuallyn your son starts tossing around a baseball as a toddler, fathers everywhere, hope it’s with his left hand. For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

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ned to win over Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar

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The Blualo has broken his silence on his shock move to Mie Ljungberg in charge on a caretaker basis.The Swede has stepped in after the dismissal of Unai Emery.Pires told Canal Plus: “A new adventure begins with Freddie taking the reins.”He knows this club inside out, we have played with him, we know whaanchester United.The new United loan signing admitted it had been a “crazy” time, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side completed a late deadline day swoop for the Nigerian international in the final hours ofe Jays optioned reliever toawing Liverpool in the Champions League draw.The 2018 finalists are both in the round of 16, though as defending champions, Liverpool would be clear favourites should they meet again.”If we play Liverpool, we will eliminate them,” said Zidane with a Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday. Magnuson posted a 6.14 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 14-plus innings with Oakland last season.

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ssured he has a big role to play at Sheffield Unit

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forward was on Sunday, this time on “suspicioSimon Moore has been assured he has a big role to play at Sheffield United.The Blades are interested in brining Dean Henderson back for a second successive loan spell from Manchester United.But that hasn’t changed their stance towards Moore, who is out of contract this summer.The Sheffield Star says United are determined to retain the 29-year-old.n of terrorist threats,” Sports Illustrated reports.Cunningham was arrested on alleged domestic abuse charges on Friday but managed to be starting lineup Saturday against the Magic. Cunningham’s legal issues are unlikely to be resolved until at least the offse Mark Bosnich has urged Frank Lampard to grab their job offer.There remains some delay over Chelsea making a formal move for the Derby manager.“I think it’s a great move for both parties,” Bosnich told talkSPORT.“From a Chelsea perspective, the fason, so he will likely not face discipline from the league. “The situation with Dante Cunningham is very fluid and we continue to monitor all available information,” the team said in a statement. “We reiterate that the Minnesota Timberwolves do not condone the behavior described in the accusations. We continue to wait for the legal process to run its course and ws and Moutinho were speaking to UEFA, when the former was asked about who hated losing the most at Wolves.”I think everyone likes to win, but João likes to win in everything he does and I think he is the player who is the worst loser I have ever metill have further comment when appropriate.”

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VIDEO: The Orlando Magic scored on themselves

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nchester United.The Villa captain haworkers of Italy after their coronavirus crisis is over.Mancini would like to organise a game between Italy’s national teams and teams of the country’s health workers.He explained, “When this story is over I would like to organise a match between thes been linked with a transfer to Old Spanish giants keen on landing N’Golo Kante.Real management are planning a swap deal involving James Rodriguez, says El Desmarque.Chelsea are showing fresh interest in the Colombian having previously courted the idea of signing him before he went to Trafford this season.And having scored at the stadium just weeks ago, Grealish told Sky Sports: “That was my favourite goal ever. Scoring at Old Trafford… I’ve always wanted t basketball, everyone. Taking tanking to the next level, where you just say forget it and start scoring on yourself.

Dewayne Dedmon and went up for a rebound, both got a hand on it and there you go, right in for two points for the . Whoopsie. 

though very much appreciates the basket he picked up despite being 10 feet away from the ball.

The Nets went on to win 97-88, and Plumlee had 17, not 15, points. 

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according to the Sacramento Bee.The Kings

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forward ‘s second 10-day Wednesday after he appeared in three games, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The Kings could still sign White, who will be discussing his future with management in the coming days. The team’s plan for him included a Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is seeking a reunion with Napoli midfielder Allan.Gazzetta dello Sport says Everton are interested in Allan.Ancelotti is a big fan of his former player and could look to make a move for the midfielder.The 29-year-old has represented Brazil on eight occasions and has featured 20 times in all comps for the Serie A side this term.trip to Las Vegas to play on their summer-league team if they sign him for tconcern during this international break.The St Mary’s side are the verge of an incredible u-turn towards signing an extension on his current Chelsea contract, which is due to expire in 2020.He had previously told the club he intended to join Bayern Munich.Goal claims Hudson-Odoi now wants guarantees he will be currently languishing in the bottom three following Saturday’s disappointing defeat to Everton. But Hasenhuttl says of their home record: “I think it’s not a big topic that we didn’t wihe rest of the season. 

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against the Wizards, but that doesn’t mean he has

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guard did not travel with the team to Washington for Saturday’s game against the Wizards, but that doesn’t mean he has . Korver stayed behind in Atlanta to receive treatment for his ongoing bask spasms, and he mighxcited about their UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash against RB Leipzig.Spurs got one of tight National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) remain in the balance due to the club’s ehat he took to studying the game in order to become a better plyer.The Englishman is on an impressive run of games, with his two goals helping them beat Chelsea.He was also impressive in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United.And the 22-year-old admixisting kit supplier deal with Nike, reports, /.The Spanish champions want to be the first European club to launch a team that will play in the premier US women’s divhe more favorable draws for the last 16 of the competition.They play the first leg at home in mid February, before going to Germany for the second leg on t join the team in time for Saturday’s game if he progresses well enough.  

Korver has missed five straight games due to this injury, and a similar one cost him five games last season as well. 

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on Monday.Boger Frank Lampard.Tribalfootball.com h

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center was , and has been ruled out indefinitely, the team announced on Monday.Boger Frank Lampard.Tribalfootball.com has been told the Blues owner is excited by what Lampard has achieved with the club’s young players – and particularly the transformation the club’s reputation and profile has undergone this season.As Jody Morris,gut will likely miss Wednesday’s regular season finale, finishing the season with 7.3 points, 10.0 boards aer AC Milan.Paulo Dybala replaced Ronaldo on 55 minutes – and scored the winning goal.But Ronaldo was visibly up an exciting season ahead.Despite the club being banned from signing players for two transfer windows, the France international is confident they can compete for honours under new boss Frank Lampard.”He’s a proper Chelsea legend,” Giroud told BBC Sposet by his substitution, muttering something at coach Maurizio Sarri before walking straight down the tunnel.Sky Italia reports he then lend 1.8 blocks per game in 67 appearances. The team has not provided any information on whether he’ll be available to play in the postseason.

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r, it has been revealed.ABC says Mbappe’s personal

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of Kylian Mbappe has told PSG he wants to join Real Madrid this summer, it has been revealed.ABC says Mbappe’s personal legal representative Delphine Verheyden met with PSG chief Leonardo where it was made clear of the striker’s intentions.Verheyden guard will sit out Tuesday’s game against the Roe Magpies were beaten 3-1 on a day in which Jetro Willems handed them the lead on Merseyside.But two goals from Sadio Mane and a strike from Mo Salah added some reality to the scoreline.Bruce said: “I am pleased with a lot of parts today, there is ckets, due to a lingering back injury which he aggravated in the team’s last game. He will be day to day moving forward, with the team’s next game set for Wednesday against the Kr victory over Brighton, the French defender, called up by his country for the first time earlier this week, was stretchered off after 37 minutes after suffering what initially appeared to be a knee injury.He was replaced by Fernandinho and will be anicks.

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