er from Stamford Bridge after selling him to Real

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The announced Monday srn to Galer lasted just 85 days as Inter boss in 2016.“I work for a very young c Elite Development Team.Yorkshire-born Phillips joined Everton at Under-13 level, having previously been at Huddersfield’s academy, and has progressed to David Unsworth’s Under-23s.The 19-year-old links up with the Championship club.He initially willlub: there are no former Presidents or directors with much influence here,” the Atlanta United boss told De Telegraaf.“At Inter, a player’s agent came up to me once and told matasaray.Fanatik says with Gala coach Fatih Terim under pressure, president Mustafa Cengiz has Drogba top of his shortlist of replacements.Drogba is a former Gala player and enjoys a good relationship with Cengiz and the club’s support.Cengitarting pitcher will start the home opener, April 9 vs. the Dodgers. Richard is 1-1 with a 6.59 ERA in three spring starts.

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y insists they were robbed of a penalty in their 2

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has been assigned to the ’ minor-league camp. He will likely begin the season at Triple-A.

Terdoslavich made a push to make the opening day roster, hitting .395. Terdoslavich made the transition to ot a target man.Mourinho was speaking after Rashforero Emmanuel Frimpong says they should move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.Frimpong believes the towering centre-back would make a big impact on Unai Emery’s side.“I watched the game against Watford and it wasn’t good. Our defence is certaind scored in United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.”When we beat Liverpool a couple of years ago, we played with Rashford and Romelu Lukaku up front. He is not a target man, he is a man of movemecorner outfield this srld Cup-winning coach Cesar Luis Menotti has taken another dig at Barcelona star Lionel Messi.With the Copa America looming, Menotti has again questioned Messi’s commitment to his country.”I’m sure that Messi is happy in the Argentina national team,”pring, after he struggled defensively at third last season. 

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sit a hurting Valencia team in Saturday afternoon’

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third basemann hit his fourth home run of the spring Wednesday against the Angels.

Chisenhall, who added another hit to finish 2-for-3 on the day, is now batting .410 in 39 spring at-bats while only striking out four times. While spring stats are hit-and-miss as a predictor for breakout performances, Chisenhall’s hot start should cere focusing on three young signings this summer.The Times says City have identified Rodri, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as their first-choice tra Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.The Sunday Post says Sturridge is a potential target for Rangers with the club ready to cash in on Alfredo Morelos.The Colombian bagged 30 goals for Steven Gerrard’s side last season and has made no secret of his dnsfer targets – while a summer clear-out is also expected.With Fernandinho now 34, Atletico Madrid’tainly pique the interest of AL-onlyudetto and broke several records in his first season in Italy last term.But pundit Frederic Hermel told RMC: “For me, the information that comes to me from the entourage is that he knows he made a mistake by going to Juventus. “He would have liked to fantasy competitors.

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o to lift the mood inside a stadium, to loosen sei

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The New York in principle to a new collective bargaining agr Bednarek was happy with their friendly win over FC Koln.Goals from Danny Ings and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg either side of the interval earned a 2-0 victory over German club 1. FC Köln in front of 14,871 inside St Mary’s.”The most important was to geteement (CBA) that will increase pay and improve working conditions, reports, /.The five-year deal, which covers tt.TMW says Leicester City are eyeing Vina, along with Atletico Madrid and Napoli. All three European giants are in contact with the defender’s minders.Vina has just secured a European passport and was named the local Uruguayan competition’s Player ofhe 2020 to 2024 seasons of North American soccer’s top flight, is subject to formal approYankees made their first round of roster cuts Saturday and removed the following players from camp: first baseman and pitchers , , , , , , Michael O’Brien and .

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the international break.Wales international Chest

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Marlins outfielder told reporters Thursday X-rays were negative after he was hit in the head Wednesday during a simulated game. He said he plans to take it easy in workouts the next few days, so he can “get back on planet earth.’’ Stanton remains hopeful to play in Saturday’s spring opener against the Cardinals. “I was pretty loopy, I must say, yesterday, but for ed Matteo Guendouzi after his performance against Manchester United on Monday.The 21-year-old Arsenal midfielder ended the 1-1 draand international has been out with an Achilles injury since May.But after a posting a video of himself doing football drills in training this week, the Blues think the midfielder could return to action next month.A fit again Loftus-Cheek would help w with the best passing accuracy of any player in the final third.And former Gunners star Fabregas took to Twitter to prthe most part I feel fine,” Stanton said, per The Palm Beach Post. “We’re going to see how a bunch of activity in the weight room goes. lan Rice insists he’s committed to West Ham.Manchester City and United have both been linked with Rice and, while the 20-year-old believes he is good enough to play for a top club, he is happy at West Ham.Rice said, “If you look at the contract I’vI’d like to at least get some hitting in today, but it’s probably smarter not to do much.’’

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Chris Davis’ contract: $3.295 million to hit, $5,000 to pitch

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SARASOTA, Fla. — The aren’t asking to get on the mound this spring.

But they are paying him to pitch.

Seriously. Or half-seriously.

Davis provided one of the big early moments of the Orioles’ surprisingly successful 2012 season, pitching the final two innings of in Baltimore. As the season went on, general manager Dan Duquette joked that he was going to pay Davis as a pitcher.

And he did.

When negotiations on Davis’ 2013 contract reached the final stages, agent Scott Boras asked Duquette for an additional $20,000, to make it an even $3.3 million.

“I told him, ‘I’ll give him $15,000, and then you have to tell him that the other $5,000 is for that win in BJean-Clair Todibo has no regrets over his move to Barcelona.The defender joined Barca in January from Toulouse, though his career in Spain has so far been a slow burn.Despite this, Tobido is happy with his choice.The 19 year-old admits he had contact with Juventus, but was eager to move to Spain.”Juventus wanted me, but I chose to join Barça,” said the youngster.oston,’ ” Duquette said Monday.

Boras kept his part of the bargain.

“Five thousand dollars? That’s cheap,” Davis said Monday, laughing about it. “But I never thought I’d get paid to pitch, and now I have. And $5,000 is just about the right amount.”

Duquert is a target for Blackburn Rovers.The Sun says Rovers boss Tony Mowbray wants a new No 1 and is interested in the former England star.Hart, 32, has endured another miserable campaign having moved to Turf Moor in the summer following a dismal loantte has one more request for Davis. He wa – despite his loan move to Bayern Munich.The London Evening Standard says the 27-year-old’s struggles in Spain have had little effect on the size of the fee received by Liverpool for his transfer.Once Jurgen Klopp showed willingness to sanction Coutnts his first baseman to get his picture taken next to the Babe Ruth statue, since Davis and the Babe are two of just three players in the modern era (Jim Tobin is the other) to have a win as a pitcher and a three-homer game in the same season.

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Gio Gonzalez and the suspension question

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, the may be looking at Kyle Lohse for one very simple reason. Here’s :

But their rotation calculus changed with the news that may face a 50-game suspension for his reported ties to the Biogenesis clinic, forcing them to consider contingencies in the event they lose their best left-hander for two months.

In the event Gonzalez receives a suspension, or even to prepare for the possibility, the Nationals may try to swoop in and sign free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse … 

So the question before the reigning NL East champs is this: How likely is Gonzalez to be discplined?

On the first day of camp, Gonzalez repeated his stern denials, saying he was “stunned” and “shocked” to be named in the Biogenesis documents. He said he has “never taken performance-enhancing drugs and … never will,” (source: ). Gonzalez’s fathd.Van Dijk was speaking before Liverpool’s Club World Cup triumph over Flamengo on Saturday.He said: “At almost every club, you find that there are lots of different little groups in a squad.“But this Liverpool bunch is ­phenomenally close togeter was a patient at Anthony Bosch’s controversial clinic, but that should have no bearing on perceptions about Gio Gonzalez’s guilt or innocence in this matter.

However, even if you don’t take Gonzalez at his word, there’s ample cause to believe disciplinary action is unlikely. For instance:

Gonzalez, unlike, say, Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera, isn’t plainly linked to banned PEDs in the Biogenesis files, at least in those documents that have been publicly disclosed. Moreover, unlike Ryan Braun and Francisco Cervelli, Gonzalez hasn’t admitted to having any kind of relationship with Biogenesis.While has the latitude to discipline players in the absence of a positive test for a banned substance, players are still free to appeal any ruling and have the case heard by an arbitrator. In that environment and under these particular circumstances, MLB might have a hard time proving wrongdoing on the part of Gonzalez to the satisfaction of an impartial party.What might also make things difficult for MLB — agaieves that Gareth Southgate is spoiled for choice in forward positions.The Three Lions boss can call on the likes of Harry Kane, Tammy Abraham, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling or Jadon Sancho for the forward positions in his starting line ups.Ashton n, assuming Gonzalez did anything whatsoever in violation of MLB’s Joint Drug Agreement — is that the Miami New Times, which is in possession of all those Biogenesis documents, may not be inclined to share said documents with MLB. , the New Times has been engaged in discussions with MLB to this end but thus far they’ve resisted entreaties to hand over their files. Without those files, it’s hard to imagine MLB’s building an actionable case against Gonzalez.If you want to read the tea leaves a bit more closely, then it’s worth remembering that . If that culture holds, then it’s unlikely they’ll be cooperating with MLB to any meaningful extent. 

In the end, it’s of course prudent for the Nats to plan as though Gonzalez may be facing a lengthy suspension, but this is one of those cases in which everything must go in a very certain direction in order for such a scenario to play out. The educated guess here is that, in the end, the Nats won’t need to worry about finding a stand-in for Gonzalez.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and . Also, individually interact with us on Ts they can still beat Arsenal on Thursday.Los Che host the second-leg of their Europa League semifinal needing to overturn a 3-1 deficit.Gameiro said, “We’re going to have chances, sure. Arsenal is a team that plays football and leaves space. We are witter: , and .

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aul Barber has warned Liverpool about their expect

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ESPN reponts’ 2-1 defeat against Burnley was their eighth loss in 13 Premier League home games this season – more than any other believes that new manager Mikel Arteta may have to sell his two star strikers.The Gunners are not short of firepower up front with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.But Nicholas believes the two veteran strikers may be sold in the suside. “Sometimes it is a little difficult to play at home,” he admitted.“Against Burnley everyone expects that we are 3-0 uprts free agent pitcher is having right knee surgery Wednesday to have his meniscus repaired. He is expected to be throwing ad United boss Chris Wilder is eager to strengthen his defensive options this month.The Mirrorsays Wilder is targeting Belgium international Elias Cobbaut and Ipswich’s Luke Woolfenden to bolster Sheffield United’s defence.Wilder feels he lacks cover t 100 percent in 2-3 weeks.

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Happy birthday, overhand pitching

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If we need a reminder not all changes to baseball are bad, this anniversary should suffice. On Nov. 20, 1884, the National League agreed to allow overhand pitching,elighted to see Erling Braud Haaland performing well for Borussia Dortmund.Haaland snubbed United last month to sign for Dortmund, where he scored twice in a 2-1 win over PSG on Tuesday.Speaking after Thursday’s Europa League clash with Club Brugge, .

That’s right, prior to that, pitchers had to go all slow-pitch softball. Of course, the evolution of pithton at Selhurst Park on Monday.Albion were dominant for much of the contest and lead thr China. The day that RCD Espanyol de Barcelona completed the transfer of Wu Lei from Shanghai SIPG saw the arrival of a new hero to Spanish football, who could form a central part of the league’s strategy for growth in the country. The subsequent incough Neal Maupay’s 54th minute strike.But not for the first time, Zaha saved Palace’s blushes with a sublime strike with 14 minutes remaining in the match.Speakiching was far from complete, as pitchers still were forced to keep both feet on the ground throughout their motion, in order to keep their velocity under control. Also, pitchers were required to throw the ball at the height requested by the batter.

So, basically, it went from slow-pitch softball to parents-pitch Little League.

Still, this is a banner day in baseball history, as the move marked at least babysteps toward what we see on the mound in modern times.

I wonder if back then the “purists” kicked and screamed about how the change was “ruining baseball?” We should ask Bud Selig. I hear he was commissioner then.

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After huge game, Miguel Cabrera a legitimate Triple Crown threat

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third baseman  went 3-for-4 with two horate incidents of racism at the club’s Amex Stadium, reports BBC Sport.The first incident involved two fans and took place at an Under-23 fixture against Tottenham on 27 September.The second occurred during Saturday’s win over Spurs, with one person mers, a double, six RBI and three runs in a big Tigers win over the A’s, 12-2. The big blow as far as Cabrera’s individual stat line is concerned was a grand slam in the eighth. That blast put him in a pretty good position to lead the AL in batting average, home runs and RBI — a.k.a. the AL Triple Crown. If Cabrera wins it, he’ll become the first player to win his league’s Triple Crown since Hall of Famer Carl Yastrezemski in 1967.

Cabrera is now hitting .333, leading the AL. In second place is center fielder  who is batting .327 batting average.

After the six RBI Tuesday, Cabrera now has 129 RBI. Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has 123.

Cabrera’s two-bomb night gives him 40 homers, which trails Hamilton by two. Also of note for Cabrera on an individual level, his 39th homer marked a career high and he’s now (obviously) reached 40 homers for the first time in his already-stellar career.

So Cabrera is right on the cusp of a triple-crown victory with just over two weeks left in the season. The side storyline here is the Sunday’s meeting with Manchester City.In the space of a week, Arsenal have come from behind to beat West Ham and draw at Standard Liege – and the Swede is pleased with what he has seen.”I’m happy you saw [the players telling each other what to do in AL MVP race. Trout is considered the frontrunner because his all-around game is better — as Trout is a far superior defender and baserunner.

Bngue in cheek, Ratcliffe says it would be a dream come true to sign the Barcelona star – no matter his age.He told L’Equipe: “The player I would like to see in Nice? For me, the best player in the world is Lionel Messi. “If I can buy him? Maybe when ut wouldn’t the first triple crown since the LBJ administration sway some voters? It would be a glorious old-school stat vs. new-school stat debate.

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Padres activate Andrew Cashner from disabled list, Anthony Bass close to returning

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The activated pitcher from the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

A converted r like Theo Hernandez and Ismael Bennacer is the right approach.He told MilanNews.it: “Milan have acted well on the transfer market so far. “They have made smart signings indeed. Theo, Krunic, Bennacer? They are all pretty young and they all have a loeliever, Cashner left his third start of the season on July 3 with a lat injury. The Padres have not indicated whether Cashner will rejoin the rotation or the bullpen, though he has been working as a starting pitcher during his rehab, striking out 31 batters in 23 1/3 innings over six starts while allowing just six earned runs.

Cashner returns to a 3-3 record, 3.44 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 36.2 innings this season.

The Padres are also expected to activate pitcher after a rehab start Sunday, leaving the club with a few decisions to make regarding its rotmouth will avoid relegation this season.The Cherries are currently 18th with 14 games remaining in the Premier League.Eddie Howe’s side were also knocked out of the FA Cup by the Gunners on Monday, but Arteta has nothing but sympathy for the South Coation.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers ey coach Antonio Mohamed has blasted Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after their Club World Cup clash last month.The semifinal was marred by a disagreement on the touchline between Klopp and Mohamed, with the latter suggesting the German coach insulted hChris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow .

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Jay Gibbons retires

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The announced on Monday that outfielder Jay Gibbons . Gibbons spent time with Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville this season, batting a combined .253/.345/.431.

Gibbons struggled with Nashville in the Pacific Coast League, hitting only .204/.275/.439 in 34 games and 98 at-bats. He nho could play as centre-half this season.City have John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Nicolas OAxel Tion fight.The Hornets have performed an impressive recovery in the past few weeks, under their third manager of the season.Pearson has pulled them out of the bottom spot in the league and into contention for survival.But he knows the work is not evenuanzebe.The youngster is wanted at Old Trafford by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The central defender, who was on loan at Aston Villa last season, will get a chance to stake his claim for a starting spot.The Sunclaims Tuanzebe will not go out on lotamendi as options, while Guardiola reckons Fernandinho, 34, could fill in if needed.Asked if he was looking to replace Vincent Kompany, the former Barcelonregistered his final hit on Sunday, a single. 

Gibbons spent parts of 2010 and 2011 with the , and while he retires as part of the Milwaukee organization, he’ll always be remembered as a Oriole, where he spent the majority of his big-league career.

Drafted in the 14th round of the 1998 draft by the , Gibbons accumulated 4.7 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) over his nine-year career, according to , and leaves the game a .260/.315/.453 hitter. He hit 127 home runs and drove in 427 runs. 

Farewell, Mr. Gibbons. 

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Jerome Williams hospitalized after fainting

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Scary stuff for right-hander and the : Williams, after being pulled in the fourth inning of Monday night’s eventual loss to the , experienced dizziness and shortness of breath prior to passing out in the clubhouse.

He was hospitalized and kept overnight in what the team says was a precautionary measure. “I think he’s feeling much better right now than he did when he left,” , “but obviously we have to just take it one step at a time and hopefully it’s not going to be anything serious.”

On the season, Williams has a 4.46 ERA in 82.2 innings pitched.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twr in a bid to catch the league’sham will miss Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round meeting with Liverpool.The England international travelled to Barcelona for treatment of an ankle injury.But Lampard says the striker has since contracted a bug that has kept him out of action this week.”He top two.Solskjaer and United are aware that another season spent in sixth place is unacceptable, especially given the performance levels shown by the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.According to the Evening Staitter, subscribe to tn Longstaff still on the books.Bruce has spoken of his relief after Manchester United’s pursuit of Sean Longstaff came to an enforced end on deadline day.Bruce told the Evening Chronicle: “Whether it had serious legs I’m not too sure because the kid he and .

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o Spain, it has been claimed.While Zidane has open

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The forward for the remainder of the seasted midfielder Paul Pogba to Spain, it has been claimed.While Zidane has openly courted the unsettled Frenchman, local pundit Frédéric Hermel insists Pogba was never a priority for the Real coach.He explained: “Tensions around the non-arrival of Poon, the team announced on Sunday. James iseighing up a cut-price £ CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes.Correio de Manha says City boss Pep Guardiola is preparing a mega £86million (€100m) bid for the 25-year-old, which would see Fernandes join the club at the end of the season.Rivals United have been chasing a deal fo5m move for Diaz.The Eagles have added the Al Alhi star to their wishlist of potential replacements for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.The Eagles missed out on Norwich star Max Aarons after he signed a new contract, with another target, T averaging 1.0 rebounds in 3.3 minutes in three games for the Spurs this season.

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lskjaer says the Nigerian’s addition is “very impo

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forward worked past a left knee injury loan from Shanghai Shenhua.Solskjaer says the Nigerian’s addition is “very important”.“It was very important,” Solskjaer told MUTVSky Sports, Solskjaer also said: “The club has always been very good and, in Odion, we get a proper man, a great ladsuffered late against the Hawks on Sunday.Johnson continued playing and finished with six up for a Premier League title push next season.The London rivals won one game each when they met in the Premier League this season.”It will be a tough game,” said 25-year-old Barkley. “It’s alw the club continue with their search to replace Unai Emery.48-year-old Kovac has been unemployed since Bayern Munich sacked him in November.The Croatian was seen in Chelsea’s directors box against Everton on Saturday, leading to speculation he could ays competitive. It’s a derby. So we’ll be up for it and points on 3 of 7 shooting. He also chipped in with eight rebounds, three steals, one assist, and one block in 30 minutes. He is averaging 15.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists over his last five games.

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