ubstitution incident in the Carabao Cup final last

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general manager Jon Daniels tolinternational has found himself frozen out in preseason under new coach Maurizio Sarri.Tuttosport says Can could be on the move – and PSG sports chief Leonardo is ready to pounce.Leonardo is eager to add another midfielder to coach Thomas Tuchel’s sqd MLB.com on Tuesday that prospect will concentrate on playing third base at Triple-A Round Rock. Olt batted just .194 with two homers and five RBI in 19 Cactus League games before being optioned last week. The 24-year-olre interested in midfield pair Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal.Inter, Juventus and AC Milan are all keen on the duo.Cardoner told Tuttosport: “If they don’t play so much it’s because, as our coach has explained several times, we have a lot of players id ays David De Gea is back to his best after Sunday’s 3-3 draw with Sheffield United.The Spaniard pulled off a fine double save to deny David McGoldrick’s left-footed shot from outside the box.He also stopped a John Lundstram header, and Neville was miplayed a couple of different positions while in camp with Texas.

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Players like outfielder are the reason why I tend to view outfield as a very deep Fantasy position and willing to target positions with not as much depth earlier in drafts.

Case in point: Aoki on average is being drafted in the 12th round in Rotisserie leagues and theeks after picking up a calf injury in victory over Norwich City.Alisson had to come off in the 39th minute of the 4-1 win against the Canaries having gone down clutching his calf after slipping while playing a goal kick.Jurgen Klopp admitted he faces 14th round in Head-to-Head formats. Here was a player who was the 29th-highest scoring Fantasy outfielder in Head-has no doubts Antoine Griezmann will fulfill his potential at Barcelona.The €120m summer signing from Atletico Madrid has had an inconsistent start to the season.But France teammate Lenglet told RAC1: “Yes, Griezmann will adapt to Barça, he has thto-Head formats and the 37th-highest scoring outfielder in Rotisserie formats. 

I definitely target a No. 1 Fantasy outfielder in early rounds, but I tend to wait to fill out the rest of my outfield in the middle-to-late rounds because there’s essi.Guardiola believes Phil Foden is “the most talented player” he has ever seen.Guardiola, who has managed the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Arjen Robben, spoke while the 19-year-old midfielder was sat alongside him.”He has everything tdefinitely value to be had with players like Aoki.

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reaking his goal scoring drought was a significant

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picked up his first win of the spring Friday ar Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton.The Sun says Burnley are lining up enchman was fired close to the end of the Premier League season, with Brendan Rodgers taking over and going on an impressive run of results.However, Puel may not have to wait long for his next job.Le10 Sport in France is reporting that Saint-Etienne a cut-price £1million deal for Bitton.Dyche is a keen admirer of Bitton and wants to try to sign him in January to boost his options in a number of areas.The versatile 28-year-old, whgainst Tampa Bay. Jurrjens held the Rays scoreless for five innings with just two hits allowed and three strikeouts in relief of Steve Johnson. He now has a 4.61 spring ERA.

Jurrjens isn’t expected to breakn taunting Leeds United fans after yesterday’s FA Youth Cup win.The Leeds support chanted ‘you’re just a s*** Sideshow Bob’ towards Mejbri, given his resemblance to the Simpsons character.But he took it in good humour, posting a picture of Sideshow B camp with the — Jake Arrieta looks like he’ll win the fifth starter job — but the Orioles will be able to keep him in the minors until his opt-out clause can be exercised on June 15. He’ll have until then to convince the Orioles he’s worth a major league spot.

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Tim Lincecum scratched from Saturday’s start due to blister

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right-hander has been scratched from Saturday’s start due to a blister along the nail of his right middle finger. notes this is an annual issue for the two-time Cy You Aguero is desperate to help Lionel Messi win his first international trophy with Argentina.Barcelona star Messi is yet to win a major trophy with his country.Ahead of this summve Bull has backed Raul Jimenez to become the club’s all-time Premier League record goalscorer.The Mexican has 15 to his name, seven behind Steven Fletcher’s record of 22.Bull told the Express & Star: “Easy. He should do that with absolute ease.”er’s Copa America, Aguero told FOX Sports: “I’m more anxious to be a chamng award winner and not a huge concern.

“It’s not too terrible,” said Lincecum to . “It’s just hot and sensitive like it gets here. I’ll just play it day by day and see how it feels. I don’t want to complicate the issue and make it worse. I don’t want it to be anything that will keep me from the season.”

Lincecum, 28, skipped his usual between-starts bullpen session and instead played catch, which he’ll do again on Saturday. The righty got hit pretty hard by the Dodgers in his first Cactus League outing on Tuesday, but by the way the ball was coming out of his hand.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and . Also, individually interact with us on Twitter: , and ped by Manchester United.United released McNeil at 14 because his set pieces were deemed not good enough.He said, “It was quite an upsetting time for me. It was my boyhood club of my dreams. I’m still a United fan now despite what happened.”Going to .

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old.The South Londoner was a junior at Chelsea alo

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Mariners pitcher saw his first action of the spring on Monday against the Angels but did not fair too weourinho enjoyed another dig at Luke Shaw after their victory over Chelsea.Mourinho has warned Old Trafford signing Harry Maguire he “will have to learn” how to play alongside the left-back.The new Sky Sports pundit said: “When Maguire gets drawn out ll. He allowed three runs on two hits with a walk over an inning of work. The right-hander surrendered a three-run homer to and ended up throwing 17 pitches, 11 for strikes. “It wasn’t the way I wanted it go, but it wa Lionel Messi insists his relationship with Antoine Griezmann is rock solid.There’s been claims from Griezmann’s end that he and Messi do not get along.But the Argentine told Mundo Deportivo: “How’s it going with Griezmann? We have a good relationshis good to get out there and get my feet wet again,” Bonderman said. “It was good to get the first one out of the way, but it’s no excuse. I have to go out there and get ? Here are 10 of the top stories, from new signings and departures to a farewell for a Spanish legend.REAL MADRID CLOSE GAP AT THE TOPBarcelona went into 2020 with a two-point advantage over Real Madrid at the top of the LaLiga Santander table but thouts.”

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Barca B debut last season and Girona chief Quique

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Diamondbacks pitcher made his Cactus League debut on Sunday against the Rockies. He worked two scoreless innings, giving up one hit while striking out four. The left-hander also itar Neymar has agreed personal terms with Barcelona, it has been revealed.Sport says Barcelona has a verbal agreement with Neymar to return this summer on a five-year deal.Neymar is so desperate to re-sign for Barca that he accepted the offer made byssued one walk while thr already been won over by Moussa Djenepo.Both Saints scored in victory over Brighton yesterday.”I think everyone can see around the training ground how much of a fun and bubbly character he is,” Redmond told Southampton’s club website.”He’s still onlowing 18 pitches, 14 for strikes. “Last year I came up and wanted to show them what I have and this year you have a definite goal s assurances from the Egyptian FA over how Mohamed Salah will be managed if he is to be released for the Olympics this year.Ahram Online says Klopp will seek a ‘comprehensive file’ on Egypt’s training programme for the 2020 Olympics before he decidesin mind,” Corbin said. “I can relax and just try to be myself and show that I can be the guy.”

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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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ventus midfielder Juan Cuadrado would be happy if

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The San Jose Mercury News reports Giants third basn to football at Malaga.Calderon was seen in talks with Malaga officials this week.”I will not be president of Malaga,” he reacted. “Ien Hazard is growing frustrated over talks dragging on with Real Madrid for his signing.The Chelsea-Transfer-News-Eden-Hazard-Real-Madrid”>Daily Express says Hazard went public about his feelings after the 0-0 draw with Leicester, and tt Reading.A youthful-looking Wolves team overcame the challenge of finishing with ten men and conceding in the ninth minute of injury time to progress in the competition. Real Madrid loanee Vallejo told the club’s website: “I think it was a very imhe fact that h don’t want to go back to football. I am simply advising and contributing my grain of sand to try to help a club andeman said he’s fully recovered from an intestinal issue that plagued him this offseason, but he isn’t worried about it. Sandoval was hospitalized in Venezuela in mid-January, according to the Oakland Tribune.

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Report: Cardinals interested in Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera

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The have “real interest” in shortstop should the make him available, to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Joe Strauss.

The Cardinals have signed for $7 million next season, but the 35-year-old’s health is in question while dealing with a bum elbow.

Cabrera hit .270/.338/.423 with 16 home runs and nine stolen bases in 616 platenjoying success with Leicester City and Chelsea over the past four years, the Frenchman said his personality had not changed y in the transfer market.Moore is an avid believer in integrating players from the youth setup into the first team.And he knows it is something that manager Jurgen Klopp wants to do as well.Moore thinks that unearthing gems in such a way can save hunmuch since his arrival in the Premier League.”I am not a superstar or an ego,” he told the New York Times. “I am just the sam apto leave this month.Manchester United and Chelsea are being linked with the young midfielder in both the French and English press.However, Soumare admits his ultimate goal is to play for Real Madrid and says he doesn’t plan to leave in January.He tolpearances in 2012, his sixth in the majors. His two-year, $16.5-million contract extension signed in April will begin in 2013.

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Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis’ third child born in car

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Let’s not bury theBurnley have completed the signing of young goalkeeper Lukas Jensen.The Dane has completed his move to the Clarets after the player’s international clearance went through.Jensen was named in the U23s side who faced QPR two weeks ago.He has most recently played for Danish club HIK. lead: catcher ‘ third child entered this world in a car. Molly Knight of ESPN the Magazine — the magazine that subscribes to you — : 

On Oct. 12, Ellis’ wife, Cindy, gave birth to the couple’s third child in the front seat of their car on Interstate 43 South, just outside Milwaukee. Ellis — who estimates he was traveling 75 mph down the highway in a futile attempt to make iter Adama Traore.Ahead of Wolves’ Premier League visit to Anfield on Sunday, Klopp concedes Traore has long been on his radar.He said: “He finally found his manager who found a position for him.“At Middlesbrough he was exceptional, but somebody ha to the hospital — didn’t even have a chance to pull the vehicle off to the side of the road before the baby arrived.

Eighteen miles from the hospital and two weeks early, Audrey Elizabeth Ellis was born in the front seat of a car. 

You really should read the entire piece, but we will share a particular money-quote with you. After his daughter was born, Ellis could not resist the urge to look at the … situation, even though Ellis’ wife cautioned him not to. “But whenever someone says that, of course, you’re going to look,” said Ellis. “… It looked like purple brains.”

The good news is that mom and baby are perfectly healthy after the episode.has again angered Barcelona management with his poor timekeeping.Dembele ended defeat against Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames with muscle problems which were clear on television as he felt his leg as he walked off.The Frenchman finished the game but The other good news, for Ellis, at least, is that it all went down in his father-in-law’s car. 

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riezmann wasn’t as sharp in the win over Napoli as

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The Rangers signed catcher to a minor league contract the team announced Tuesday. Hill was rei iverpool are keeping tabs on Werder Bremen star Milot Rashica.BILD says the Kosovo international has caught the eye of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp after a sensational first-half of the season. Klopp has since instructed scouts to keep tabs on Rashica to tsays Juventus don’t have the players to make the most of Maurizio Sarri’s system.Giaccherini played for Sarri at Napoli.“The club made a specific choice by bringing in a coach who bases his football on quick passing, above all seen at Napoli,” saleased by the Nationals earlier this month after batting .163 is summer from Borussia Dortmund, having signed for the Blues in January.Pulisic will wear 22, which has been vacated by Willian, who will now wear 10 following the departure of Eden Hazard.Andreas Christensen will now wear 4 and Kurt Zouma 15, with with their Triple-A Syracuse.

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The Indians claimed pitcher off waivers from the Angw deal for free-to-air rights to the domestic A-League and W-League club football competitions, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, reports SportBusiness.The newspaper rts he could be on the move.Miranda says he’d like to eventually sign for former club Coritiba.He said, “I won’t deny that I’d like to come back for a season. My idea is to return to Brazil in a couple of years.“I left when I was very young. I onleported that the deal would see Ten broadcast two A-League matches and one W-els on Monday and optioned hurt striker Luka Jovic.Indeed, AS says Real management believe they’ll sign the Serb before any deal for Chelsea star Eden Hazard.Jovic has been the subject of talks over the past fortnight between the two clubs.And while claims of an agreement was dim to Class A Carolina. Martinez compiled an 0-5 record with a 10.72 ERA for the Angels’ Class A affiliate at Inland Empire before being released last week.

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A troubled All-Star and open Dodgers arms … Manny? Nope, Hanley Ramirez

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The “Wow” factor doesn’t quite reach the Manny Ramirez level, but the ‘ overnight strike to acquire from the Miami is awfully reminiscent of their 2008 July deal with the Boston .Troubled All-Star in need of a fresh start … a Dodgers team that hasn’t reached the World Series since 1988 looking to add second-half punch … aggressive general manager Ned Colletti figuring out a way to add that second-half punch while electrifying Tinseltown.

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That deal sent the Dodgers to back-to-back NL Championship Series appearances in 2008 and 2009, eaGodin.The defender is expected join Inter Milan this summer.”I don’t think it would be right to speak about his situation in his place,” he said.”We love him a lot, he gives us a lot in life and in football.”Professionally he’s faultless, we’re proudch time against a potent Phillies club.The Dodgers are hoping that this trade, along with one they still hope to complete for a starting pitcher (? ?), will help send them even further.The Dodgers also acquired left-handed reliever from the Marlins in exchange for young right-handed starter and minor-league pitcher Scott McGough, sources told CBSSports.com.Flawed for most of thle Gunnar Solskjaer has blocked any plans from Fred to leave.The Times says the Brazilian has yet to feature for United this season but he won’t be going anywhere.This despite attracting interest from Fiorentina.United are unwilling to sell the 26-yee first half with injuries forcing spare parts into key roles, the Dodgers nevertheless maneuvered themselves into the NL West lead at the All-Star break. Iconic broadcaster Vin Scully has taken to calling them the “Wonder Team” — as in, “you wonder how they do it.”Slugger was disabled twice with hamstring troubles, second baseman missed most of the first half with a knee injury, , Jr., … the injured list went on.Manager Don Mattingly’s greatest wish in early July for a long conversation was, “I’d like to walk out of the break with the club we designed, pretty much intact, and say, ‘OK, we’ll take anyone on.'”We weren’t a juggernaut before. But we put some runs up and were winning. I’d like to say, ‘Let’s go. This is our team. Are we good enough or not?'”Forget all that. Because with that team now mostly intact, and with the addition of Hanley Ramirez, they’re better. Even though shortstop Dee Gordon is out for six weeks with a thumb injury, and even though Ramirez is just a shell of the .300 career hitter he once was.He is expected to move back to his old shortstop position in Los Angeles, at least as long as Gordon is out. After that, according to sources, he will play wherever the Dodgers need him. Could still be shortstop. Could be third base if Mattingly likes Gordon’s speed back in the lineup and if Uribe isn’t producing.Ramirez is still just 28, and while his average is alarmingly down (.246), he does have 14 home runs and 47 RBI in 92 games. Those aren’t Ruthian numbers, but as they work toward boxing out the NL West rival Giants, the Dodgers can use that power.Adding Ramirez also gives the Dodgers some stable and solid pop into the near future. Ramirez is signed through 2014, the Dodgers last winter extended Kemp through 2019 at $160 million and, earlier this season, they awarded Ethier a five-year, $85 million extension.While Kemp’s deal was done under the old Frank McCourt regime, Ethiggles at AS Monaco.Now in charge of Montreal Impact, Henry’s tenure as Monaco coach last season lasted barely three months.Sidibe was still with ASM at the time and told RMC: “The problem was not his ambitions, he was someone invested in it. The situer’s came under new ownership. And in committing some $38 million to Ramirez via Tuesday night’s blockbuster, the Dodgers’ new ownership is putting it’s money where it’s ol’ mouth is.If anybody in the game is in need of a fresh start, it’s Ramirez. He clashed with multiple managers in Miami, from Fredi Gonzalez to Edwin Rodriguez to Ozzie Guillen. When the Marlins signed shortstop last winter and announced Ramirez would move to third base, there was all sorts of drama over whether Ramirez would be happy and accept the move.He did, mostly, but things still didn’t go smoothly. Agitated after a poor plate appearance just before the All-Star Game, he slugged an electric fan in the Marlins dugout and cut his hand. Recently, that hand became infected when he failed to take his medicine, causing him to miss more time.Los Angeles optimists will say, yeah, Manny arrived with baggage, too. That didn’t stop Mannywood from sprouting up as Ramirez almost single-handedly carried the Dodgers down the stretch in ’08.Can Ramirez do anything even remotely similar in 2012? Is he capable? As was the knock on Manny, Hanley needs to mature. He’s got a lot to prove.A Dodgers team reaching for the stars — and reaching deep into its wallet — is happy to provide him with that opportunity.

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Prospect spotlight: Astros 2B Delino DeShields Jr.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — On Baseball-Reference.com, Delino DeShields’ first full season in professional baseball looks downright dreadful. The ’ first-round pick in 2010 spent all of 2011 at low Class-A Lexington and hit just .220/.305/.322 with 118 strikeouts in 119 games. By all measures, that’s not what you’d like to see from a guy who was taken eighth overall, five spots ahead of , and given a $2.15 million signing bonus.But that’s not how DeShields sees it. Not at all.“Last year it wasn’t about how well I hit or how many bags did I steal, it was about me improving as a second baseman,” DeShields said earlier this week. “This year, the plan was to put it all together and see what we have and take that and move on. “For me, [2010] was a [success]. It might not look like it to other people, for me and our organization, it was a success.”The speedy DeShields was moved from the outfield to second, with his first exposure to second base coming in spring training of 2011. He went from spring to full-season Lexington and learned a new position as one of the youngest players in Tottenham as historic.Bayern thrashed their Champions League opponents 7-2 in London last night.Rummenigge declared: “Our team has written some history. I would like to congratulate the coaching team with Niko (Kovac) on top and also the entire teamthe league.“After games, I’m mentally exhausted, just because there’s so many things you do, you have to think about, know where to go,” DeShields said. “Last year was hard, because I didn’t know what I was supposed to do. Now it’s like second nature. Sometimes I don’t even know I’m do things I should be doing, because it’s a second nature.”This season he’s repeating the low-Class A level, but despite being in his second year at Lexington, he’s still the team’s second-youngest player at 19. While his relative youth compared to the rest of his teammates hasn’t changed from last season to this season, everything else seemingly has. Through 79 games, he’s hitting .276/.384/.401 with six home runs and ranking third in the South Atlantic League with 64 runs scored and a league-leading 58 stolen bases.Speed has always been DeShields’ calling card, as it would be expected of the son Delino DeShields, who had 463 career stolen bases. This season his 58 stolen bases has already set a Lexington team record, and his 88 swipes for the Legends is the team’s career record. On Tuesday, he was honored before the game with the base for his 57th stolen base, which set the new record. He then walked and stole second in the first inning to increase his season total. You can see his 58th stolen base of the season here:Most seasons, DeShields’ 58 stolen bases would be the best in the minor leagues, but he just happens to be in the minors at the same time as ’s Billy Hamilton, who stole his 100th base of the season on July 2 and has 101 going into Thursday’s games for high-Class A Bakersfield.“I think what I’ve done is pretty good, but, 100 bags?” DeShields laughs when asked about Hamilton, who was managed by his father last year at low-Class A Dayton when he became the first minor-leaguer in a decade to reach the century mark in stolen bases.While DeShields is pretty sure he can’t catch Hamilton (who can, in any sense of the word?), he’s still eyeing 100 for the season.“It’s really cool. Even if he has 150 bags, it’d be cool if there would be two guys with 100 bags, that’d be special,” DeShields said.He can do it, too — if he continues on his current pace, he’d finish with 99 steals. He’s been caught 10 times, but his .384 on-base percentage and increased walk rate means he has a chance to get on base enough for 100 stolen bases. He needs just one more walk to match his walk total will leave City at the end of the season after 10 years.“I like and we need players on the pitch – experienced, intelligent ones – who see things,” Guardiola said. “We need that.“About what David will do, I don’t know, but it would be nice [if heof all of last season.“If he can get on base, he can get to that point,” said Legends manager Ivan De Jesus, who had 194 stolen bases of his own in his 15-year career. “He can get to that point with walks, knowing the strike zone better. I think he needs to get better contact, but I think he’ll get there. he’s got a quick bat, he can wait for the ball longer. We can expect a lot for him because it’s only his second year. We have to be patient with him because he’s playing another position and it’s going to take time to get to that point.”And that’s fine with DeShields, having already seen results from last year to this, he’s willing to work and wait his time, even if it’s not as fast as others expect him to move up the minor-league ladder.“Anyone taken in the first round is going to have pressure because you’re a team’s first pick,” DeShields said. “I’m always gof Brett Pitman.The former Cherries striker is tied to Luton Town, but has been granted permission to return to Dean Court to train.The 32-year-old initially linked up with the under-21s but asked to join in with Connell’s squad as Shaun Cooper’s grouing to have pressure on me, because of my dad too. I was the Astros’ first pick in 2010 and my dad was in the big leagues for 13 years, so people expect me to be there at least 14.“I’ve always had pressure, always. I think I’ve handled it well. I’ve had people say that I’m not good enough, all that stuff. That’s just people talking and that doesn’t have anything to do with me. You can say what you want to say, but I know what I can do. And it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.”• In 11 games since coming back from a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a drug of abuse, former top overall pick is hitting .326/.404/.500 with two home runs for Triple-A Durham. Beckham, 22, was hitting .204/.290/.278 in 13 games before his suspension.• With the start of the short-season leagues, we can finally see some numbers from one of 2011’s most talked-about draftees, Kansas City’s . The fifth overall pick last season, Starling is an incredibly talented outfielder, but very raw. However, he’s been pretty good in his first six pro grams, hitting .360/.484/.680 in 25 at-bats for short-season Burlington, including two home runs and nine RBI. While he has seven strikeouts, he does have five walks.Starling hit two homers on Monday.• After a slow start, outfielder is on fire, with hits in 18 of his last 20 games. Over that stretch he’s hitting .388/.447/.518 with a home run and seven stolen bases. That’s helped his overall line improve to .273/.346/.368. He has three home runs and 22 stolen bases on the season, but has been caught 13 times (three in the last 20 games).• Baseball America came out with its Midseason Top 50 prospects list, with right-hander atop the list. He was followed by shortstop , outfielder, right-hander and Mariners lefty rounding out the top five. Two players highlighted on the CBSSports.com Prospect Spotlight made the top 50, Cincinnati’s Hamilton (27) and second baseman (44).

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The Lineup: Carlos Gonzalez, Brewers make history

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Thursday brought us Car-Go, and Friday brings us Strasburg. : Why the entire team? Because with Thursday’s win they swept the for the first time ever. As in, the history of ever. : Against the on Thursday, “Salty” slammed his 10th home run (to lead all catchers) and recorded his 10th multi-RBI game of the season. By going 2-for-4 he raised his 2012 batting line to .281/.316/.594. Needless to say, that’s exceptional production for a catcher. : Car-Go on Thursday set a franchise record and tied a major-league record by homering in his lder is a target for Tottenham.“I told off Zaniolo, like a father would to a son, with all the affection in this world, to get his head back on his shoulders, but immediately people said that meant putting him on the market,” said Petrachi.“I havfourth straight at-bat. His next time up? Intentional walk. In addition to that big pile of history, Gonzalez also added a double a single and a steal of third base. He’s now slugging .653 on the year. : Yes, Coors Field is a tough gig at times, but pitching at a mile above sea level doesn’t excuse this line: 1.2 IP, 9 R, 7 H, 2 K, 3 BB. In a span of two starts, he’s seen his ERA vault from 3.14 to 4.52. : Against a Brewer lineup that was without and a host of other depth-chart-toppers, Billingsley gave up four runs on six hits in 6.0 innings of work. His ERA now stands at 4.09. Given Billingsley’s home park and league environment, that’s not impressive. : A paltry total of three games on Thursday night? Not cool, schedule-crunchers. Not cool. : As we are fond of saying in this space, one should not pass up the opportunity to watch pitch. On Friday night, Strasburg and the (barely) first-place Nats visEx-West Bromwich Albion boss Darren Moore has backed Chris Hughton for a quick return to management.The Seagulls parted ways with Hughton on Monday after four-and-a-half-years.He said: “What a magnificent man, somebody I know personally.”I really wish him well and hope he gets back into the game really quickly because the game needs character like Chris.”it and the , who are coming off a series win against the . In his most recent start, Strasburg struggled against those same Braves. Minor, meanwhile, is fighting to keep his spot in the Atlanta rotation. 7:05 pm ET: So long as his ailing knee allows him to play, , who presently leads the NL in homers, will on FridayLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is eyeing a reunion with Jordon Ibe.The Bournemouth winger broke through the ranks at Liverpool while Rodgers was first-team manager.Having paid Liverpool £15m for Ibe in 2016, the Cherries would not be willing to sell him on the cheap.The Englishman played 23 times for Eddie Howe’s side this season. face the for the first time since being traded away last year. Beltran spent six-and-a-half mostly excellent seasons in Queens, but now he’s thriving with the Cardinals. 7:10 pm ET: Will the surging keep chipping away at the ‘ lead in the AL West? The Halos enter this big head-to-head series in Anaheim having won eight of nine, while Texas just lost two of three to the Mariners at home. opposes in the opener. 10:05 pm ET• : Enjoy throwback uniforms? Who of right mind doesn’t enjoy throwback uniforms? Thankfully, Paul Lukas has done the Lord’s work of . The next can’t-miss date is Friday night, when the Astros will disinter the old “rainbow” duds from the 1970s. • : Via comes a baseball-themed newspaper ad for tattoo removal. Before you click, guess which team is being mocked … • : In case the Astros have forgotten, that 20 years ago they drafted Phil Nevin ahead of , who, you may have heard and noticed, became a Yankee. • : So how did a low-grade offense like Seattle’s bust out for 21 runs on Wednesday night? . • : This isn’t particularly new, but it is particularly cool. It’s colorized footage from the 1939 World Series. The past was awesome.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

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