e in the next 48 hours.That’s according to Swedish

content_img

manager Terry Collins said Wednesday he expects to return for another spring training start early next week.Marcum received a cortisone inje has defended wantaway Romelu Lukaku.The forward, who is set to join Juventus in a swap deal which is expected to see Paulo Dybala move to United, has scored 42 goals in 96 matches for the club since arrivgement to sign permanently Jonjoe Kenny.The Everton fullback has impressed during his season-long loan.And Matondo told The Sun, “Jonjoe is confident, has a good mentality, he’s aggressive like the manager likes it, he’s good going forward and obviing from Everton in 2017.”I said it before anction in hisre prepared to back new boss David Moyes in the market as they attempt to strengthen their team.The Mirror says the Hammers have pinpointed three areas they want to strengthen.The London side want to sign a striker, midfielder and right back before t right shoulder Tuesday.”He said he gets it every spring, pretty much,” Collins said. “He just wanted to get it cleared up early so he can take a couple extra days now and he can go into his last start of the spring and extend himself a little bit.”

Read more →

Alexander Sorloth is set to be offloaded by Crysta

content_img

MLB.com reports Rangers outfielder has been diagnosed with a strained muser Wilfried Zaha.Napoli are set to launch a £60 million bid for Zaha as they step up their pursuit of a big-money winger, says the Napoli-set-launch-60-million-bid-Crystal-Palace-winger-Wilfried-Zaha.html”>Daily Mail. The Serie A side had targeted Zad he could adidas have helped ease tensions with Paul Pogba, it has been revealed.The Daily Star says the German sportswear giants hold huge stakes in both the Premier League club and the France World Cup winner.Pogba, 26, signed a bumper 10-year boot deal withhave made a substitution after ten minutes during his side’s game against Arsenal.The Blues started the game in a 3-4-3 formation, but they were struggling for much of the first period and went in 1-0 down to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gcle in his left shoulder and the Rangers have advised he might have to miss the World Baseball Classic.

Read more →

remen defender Milos Veljkovic is interesting Watf

content_img

Yankees generae Perez.Newcastle are in limbo at the moment, unable to sort out new player contracts or go for Benitez’s targets with the manager yet tog Germany in Sunday’s final.Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz opened the scoring for Spain with a surging run and 25-yard strike from Mikel Oyarzabal’s pass.Dani Olmo doubled the lead with a clever chip after Alexander Nubel fumbled Ruiz’s shot before Na extend his deal which ends on June 30.But Benitez said: “Fight to keep him? Yeah, he is an important player fol manager Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday that the team sees as a utility player — at best — for 2013. Nunez was previously be after signing a new contract. The goalkeeper committed to the club for another four years on Monday.And Solskjaer was always confident the Spaniard would stay at Old Trafford.”Most of the time we get to keep the ones we want to keep,” said Solskjaerlieved to be in the mix for at-bats as the team’s designated hitter, but Cashman smacked that down with force, even suggesting Nunez might not make the major league roster. “If he makes our club, it will be at a utility role,” Cashman said. “He could be a starting shortstop at Triple-A. He could be helping us on the big-league level. It remains to be seen how our team shakes out and how he looks in the spring.”

Read more →

Diamondbacks claim Wil Nieves; Henry Blanco placed on DL

content_img

The have claimed catcher Wiler Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Some fans and pundits believe that Solskjaer is not good enough to turn around the fortunes of such a giant club.But Mata believes that replacing yet another manager, their fourth since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2012, would Nieves off waivers from the , The Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecero. The Diamondbacks have also placed catcher on the disablBarcelona for Zenit St Petersburg in a €40m deal.The 22-year-have announced former goalkeeper Petr Cech as their new ‘Technical and Performance Advisor’.The focus of the job will be to provide advice on all football and performance matters throughout the club as well as embed and facilitate strong links betweeold scored four goals in 24 appearances for the La Liga champions last season, having joined in a “dream come true” from Bordeaux last year.His transfer to the Russian Premier League leaded list, as he’s dealing with a hand injury.

Nieves played 16 games with the Rockies, batting .298/.333/.404 in 47 at-bats, with one home run and five RBI. The Diamondbacks are his third team in the last three years. 

Blanco, 40, has played 21 games this season for Arizona and has struggled, posting a .505 OPS. 

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and Navin Vaswani, follow .

Read more →

VIDEO: Jamal Crawford, Stephen Curry exchange 4-point plays

content_img

Here’s the dilemma with of the :

He’s on pace to be the greatest 3-point shooter The Mirror says Frank Lampard is eyeing an ambitious move to land £60million-rated Bayern Munich left-back Alaba this month.Lampard has axed Marcos Alonso from the Blues’ starting line-up since taking over from Maurizio Sarri in the summer.Emerson Pwe’ve ever seen, both from a percentage and a quantity measurement. You have to defend him closely because you can’t afford to let him get shots off behind the 3-point line. But if you defend him too closely, you might foul him and give him the 4-point play opportunity, which he’s sure to capitalize on. 

fouled Curry in the second quarter of Game 7 between the Warriors and the . This came a few minutes after flopped his way into a 4-point play when flew by him on a 3-point attempt. 

Both of these plays look like flops by the offensive player, but 4-point pBarcelona.But he says it will take time for his partnership with Leo Messi and Luis Suárez to reach its full potential.“Statistically it was probabspotted in Manchester.Saliba is the subject of interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.And agent Djibril Niang was seen dining in Manchester city centre restaurant Ivy Asia yesterday, reports the Arsenal-news-Man-Utd-William-Saliba-transfer-latesly my best game but in terms of work rate I’m still at the same level I was before. I work so that mlays are all the rage this postseason.

Read more →

Chris Bosh says Carmelo Anthony joining Heat ‘very, very unlikely’

content_img

told the Miami Herald Thursday before Game 4 of the NBA Finals that the possiblity of joining the in free agency, as the Heat have reportedly targeted, is “very unlikely.”

Chris Bosh tells Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson he, LeBron and Wade have never discussed bringing in Carmelo. “It’s very, very unlikely.”

— Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN)

This isn’t surprising. There are a lot of factors that go into this. Decisions have to be made by , , and Chris Bosh to all opt out. Then they all have to be willing to re-sign at a significant discount. Then Melo has to be willing to take a discoun’s chances at gaining automatic promotion to the Premier League were dealt a blow against Brentford.The second placed outfit were away from home against fellow promotion battlers.Brentford took the lead in the game through talented winger Said Benraht. That’s a lot of money being given up by players, something that doesn’t happen very often. Still, if you’d asked the odds on if the Big 3 could tniel James.The summer signing from Swansea got his United career off to the best possible start with a goal on debut against Chelsea last weekend.And McTominay was delighted to see his new friend perform on the biggest stage.The Scot said: “I’ve had eam up back in 2010, Bosh might dan in the coming days.The Dutch teen will quit Chelsea for a €2.5m fee, says Kicker.Redan will move to Hertha initially as an U19 player, though is expected to be fast-tracked through the U23s to the first team this season.In 51 matches for Hollanhave said the same thing.

And also of note, not to go too far out here?

Unlikely is not the same thing as “not going to happen.” Not even close.

Read more →

Report: Lakers to bring back Mike D’Antoni for 2014-15 season

content_img

Despite overseeing the worst season in franchise history, the will bring Mike D’Antoni back for the 2014-15 season, . 

After 10 days of soul searching, the key figures in Lakers management are agreed on bringing back D’Antoni for a third season as coach, a source with knowledge of the deliberations told the Register.

[…]

The Lakers have yet to inform D’Antoni of anything, but they intend to keep him, absolving him of blame for the 27-55 finish without Bryant and for 141 of a possible 162 games.

The decision to retain D’Antoni will certainly be an unpopular one with the fanbase, but the question is, how will existing players respond? , who is a free agent this summer, that D’Antoni’s system isn’t his cup of tea.

“I’ve never concealed the fact that D’Antoni’s style doesn’t suitalanta defender Jose Luis Palomino admits they have an exciting few months ahead.The Oribici broke up before the winter break with a 5-0 rout of AC Milan.Palomino told TMW: “We know it was important to win after last week’s defeat against Bologna, my game,” Gasol wrote. “I don’t know if my decision will be swayed by whether Mike stays or leaves. Obviously, the coach is a very important factor for any team.”

And late in the season, spoke candidly about not being OK with another lame duck season, that he has “no interest” in playing for D’Antoni.

However, general manager that Kobe would not be consulted on D’Antoni’s future. 

“We won’t consult with him,” Kupchak said. “OuSunday’s big game.Aldridge wrote for the Liverpool Echo: “Pep Guardiola couldn’t wait to ramp up the so-called mind games ahead this Sunday’s huge game at Anfield, could he?”His own players would still have been warming down after their own hard-fougr decisions going forward — we’re not going to do knee-jerk stuff. We’ll let the season end, and take some time. We’ve got a lot of injuries and surgeries to sort through. That’s a lot to accomplish. We have the draft coming up.

The question is what the Lakers’ motivation is in bringing back D’Antoni. It’s hard to blame him for the miserable 2013-14 season with the injuries the team dealt with, along with the generally bad roster he was having to coach. But do the dknapp says Liverpool have already sewn up the Premier League title.Liverpool opened up a nine-point lead over champions Manchester City with victory over their rivals at Anfield earlier this month, and Redknapp sees no way back for Pep Guardiola’s mLakers want D’Antoni back to coach a contender, or is the intention to have him serve as a lame duck coach as his contract dries up and the Lakers find more cap space? 

Here’s the truth: D’Antoni can coach. He proved it in Phoenix, and at times, with a generally awful Laker roster, was able to coax some decent basketball out of a bad team. In Laker land though, patience often runs thin and while Kupchak doesn’t want to knee-jerk, a slow start to next season and he may not have an option.

Read more →

Report: Kings willing to trade No. 8 pick

content_img

The intend to put the No. 8 overall pick in the 2014 on the trading block, . The is full of praise for Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe.Smith Rowe turned in a match-winning performance in Huddersfield’s 2-1 victory over Championship promotion chasers Bristol City on Tuesday. “Emile Smith Rowe is just a really lovely player, isKings have been in the lottery for the better part of a decade and they apparently want to acquire a veteran rather than trying to integrate another young player.

Earlier in the month,lona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as motivation to beat Ajax in their Europa League tie on Thursday.After the first leg at the Coliseum, which Getafe won 2-0, De Jong tslammed press claims of the players being unhappy with manager Jose Mourinho.A report in The Sun made the suggestion yesterday, barely two months into Mourinho’s reign as Spurs manager.And after making a winning return following elbow surgery, Llorisold NOS: “The game between Getafe and Ajax was painful. For me, it was especially fr in a crowdsourcing initiative dubbed “Draft 3.0.” The Kings owe the their second-round pick, so if they move No. 8 perhaps the franchise will wait another year before utilizing said advice.

Read more →

in a 94-80 win over the Celtics.Dunleavy shot 7 o

content_img

forward shouldered the load on Monday, scoring a team-high 22 points in a 94-80 win over the Celtics.Dunleavy shot 7 of 12 from the floor, including 3 of 6 from behind the arc, and a perfect 5 of 5 from the charity stripe. He did all of his damage in 39 minutes of game action, also adding three rebounds and three assists. He is averaging 10.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists over his as released authgate admits Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has Dele Alli playing in his best role.Alli hit two at home to Bournemouth on Saturday and has scored three times in his last two games under Mourinho. “Jose has played him as a numbe informed Bayern Munich of their price for Leroy Sane.The German giants, having pushed to sign Sane over the summer, remain eager to land the winger once he recovers from knee surgery.Sane is expected to be back in full-scale training by February.BILr 10 and that’s his b statement after his sacking as manager.Flores was appointed only 12 games ago to help the team avoid relegation.But he was unable to stop their slide, and paid the price with his job after their 2-1 defeat against Southampton this weekelast five games.

Read more →

Report: Celtics ‘locked in’ on Aaron Gordon with sixth pick

content_img

SI.com reports that the are “locked in” on Arizona forward Aaron Gordon with the sixth pick in the 2014 . 

Several league sources believe that Celtics GM Danny Ainge is locked in on Gordon. While Gordon’s shooting is a concern, he is a strong rebounder and shot blocker who can defend either forward spot and has been compared to . A trade is possible here, too. Ainge is always on tbby Duncan is out of Liverpool’s U23 clash tonight.The Liverpool-starlet-Bobby-Duncan-miss-U23s-Southampton-clash-ahead-sealing-loan.html”>Daily MailLiverpool-starlet-Bobby-Duncan-miss-U23s-Southampton-clash-ahead-sealing-loan.html”> says Duncan willhe lookout for a make a blockbuster deal, and with Boston’s assets he is more than equipped to do so.

via .

It’s an interesting development if accurate, on a number of levels. For starters, Ainge has made a lot of noise about how much he doesn’t think this draft class is that great, so taking a guy with athleticsm and potential over someone more polished is kind of surprising. Gordon is one of the younger players in this class. 

On the wiy boss Pep Guardiola wants a reunion with Daniel Alves.The Brazil fullback is a free agent after being allowed to come off contract by PSG last month. Tuttosport says Guardiola is keen on a reunion with his former Barcelona defender.Indeed, so much sng the Celtics have , who has been inconsistent, but you’d still have to think the Celtics are still primed tnationally.Only a year ago, the name Daniel James would’ve been recognised by only the most devout Swansea fans, as they recall from the far corners of their brains the teenager who scored a ripper volley on his debut in an 8-1 FA Cup win over Notts o consider trades with the pick. The Celtics want to get better now, and Gordon will make them better, but not immediately in the way they would want. 

Gordon and running the break, however … that’s an idea I can get behind. Gordon’s most often-made comparison is Dallas Maverick and former Phoenix Sun Shawn Marion, called the Matrix for his diverse skillset. Gordon fits that profile from every evaluation. 

Read more →

despite McKenna flying out with his teammates for

content_img

guard iszio Sarri will move to Juventus.An.Sky Sports indicates that despite McKenna flying out with his teammates for a Europa League qualifier on Thursday, the Championship side are trying to get a transfer done.They have already made two offers, but both were rebuked by the Scottish clubnd Mario Giuffredi says Hysaj could join him in Turin.“Four years have passede favourite to replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus after the club confirmed the Italian coach will leave at the end of the season.The 51-year-old Italian coach has won five Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia four times during his five years in and a player like Hysaj may want to try new experience, especially if in the first three years he gave great performances and then last s active for Friday’s game against the Rockets, after sitting out the team’s previous game with a back injury. He will likely play his usual role off the bench in his return to action.

Read more →

Report: James Dolan, Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher to meet with Carmelo

content_img

that Phil Jackson will meet with Carmelo Anthony on Friday, and James Dolan will not be there.

owner James Dolan, president Phil Jackson and head coach Derek Fisher are expected to meet with likely free-agent-to-be in Los Angeles this weekend, .

Jackson has met with Anthony, 30, to discuss his future with the Knicks, but this will likely be an opportunity for Jackson to finally let a coach sell his vision for a long-term partnership with the Knicks.

Anthony will exercise the Early Termination Option on his contract later this month, becoming an immediate priority target for several teams, including Chicago, Houston, Dallas and the Los Ahester United today.Chertanovo football chief Nikolai Larin confirmed on Friday that Pinyaev was in transit bound for Manchester.He told RIA Novosti: “Sergey flew to Manchester an hour ago. Two weeks of training await him. “There will be many differengeles Lakers.

Jackson has said that he and, failing that, hopes he . Anthony will have no shortage of suitors on the free-agent market, though, and he is coming off a disastrous Knicks season.

New York can offer him the most money, but that might not be all that matters. If it’s about short-term winning, Anthlder Paul Pogba.AS says Real have put pressure on United to sell their star midfielder.But the Old Trafford club’s response has been to slap a huge £180million price tag on the French World Cup winner.Real were initially thought to be desperate to cony will have better options. If it’s about long-term winning, the Knicks will have to convinemier League season.Jorginho clocked up an impressive 260 miles over the course of the season. That was seven miles more than Kante, who was moved into a dynamic box-to-box role under Sarri.In fact there were only two players in the whole of the top ce him that they’ll be able to attract another star. It is unclear how patient he plans on being. 

Read more →

on, Sunday night against Brooklyn, head coach Ric

content_img

guard , who was unable to practice Saturday because of a thigh contusion, Sunday night against Brooklyn, head coach Rick Carlisle tolhas paid a glowing tribute to title rivals Liverpool.Until this season, Guardiola was convinced the best opposing team he’d seen from the touchline was his former club Barcelona, led by Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar up front, when they beat hid the team’s official website. Ellis is averaging 18.8 pointer City coaching staff celebrated winning the Premier League title with a visit to Juan Mata’s new Manchester restaurant.Guardiola was in attendance at Tapeo and Wine, the Spanish restaurant on Deansgate that is owned by the family of Manchester Units, 5.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds over 70 games this season. He’s shooting 45.7 pelder Cesc Fabregas hit out at Mesut Ozil after Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.Ozil again failed to perform on the big stage.And former Gunners captain Cesc told BT Sport: “He was brought to wear the club, but he doesn’t have the capercent from the floor and 33.1 percent from downtown over that span.

Read more →

gain on Sunday, scoring 28 points in a 98-93 win o

content_img

guard , who scored 30 points his last time out, shouldered the load again on Sunday, scoring 28 points in a 98-93 win over the Magic.DeRozan shot 6 of 14 from the floor, including 1 of 2 from 3-point land, and 15 of 16 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with two rebounds, one assist and one steal while logging 38 minutes of game action. He is averagManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says winger Leroy Sane is still ‘weeks’ away fromMadrid are eyeing Arsenal crock Hector Bellerin.The French defender is still recovering from a long-term knee injury which will cause him to miss the start of the Premier League season.But Diego Simeone is still keen on a move as part of his Wanda Me a first-team return.Sane is training with the main group again after recovering from major knee ligament surgery.But Guardiola thinks it will be a while before the Germany international can play a sLiverpool expressed interest in Dinamo Zagreb wing-back Dani Olmo over the summer.That’s according Marca, reporting Olmo was eager to leave Dinamo.The 21-year-old was repeatedly tipped to leave Dinamo during the summer but ended up staying put.The Reds made contact with the Croatian outfit but were put off by the asking price of £31m-£36m asking price.enior game.”It takes time,” he said. “It will be weeks before he is ready.”ing 22.4 points, 3.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds over his last five games.

Read more →

f Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.But the Dutch

content_img

guard ly named as UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2018/19, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.But the Dutchman remains focused on developing his game and helping Liverpool to more titles after last season’s Champions League success.”The only thiwill miss his third gambal has denied claims he’s pushing to join Manchester City next month.The 22-year-old Spain striker is reportedly on Pep Guardiola’s radar.But he insists he is happy at Real Sociedad.“I have said a thousand times that I am in the place I want to bee i, Ben Goodliffe, Aaron Hayden, Diego Lattie and Enzo Sauvage have left Molineux.Bright Enobakhare, Pedro Goncalves, Sylvain Deslandes and James Pardington will remain at Wolves after the club triggered a one-year option in their contracts. The Midlann a row Wednesday against the Heat, as he continues to be sidelined by an ankle injury. He remained day to day moving forward, having appeared in 52 games with just eight remaining on the schedule. The Bucks’ next game is set for Friday against the Bulls.  

Read more →