tball Awards on Sunday night. Mbappe spoke of movi

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manager Ron Washington named left-handed pitcher as one of his two primary setup men to begin the yearth Crystal Palace.Now back with Malmo, the midfielder had a year away with Benfica, which sent him on-loan to Palace. However the Sw tenure with Burnley comes to an end.The 33-year-old only played 11 times this season. He had spent the past five seasons at the Turf Moor club.However, he will now move on to pastures new after his contract expires.Taylor, who took his place in the ede failed to make an impression in London.He told Fotbollskanalen: “It was an educational year. It’s not something I , according to the Dallas Morning News. Ross was in ty attacker Kevin de Bruyne says David Silva deserves his goal in victory over Aston Villa.The Belgian was awarded the goal, as his teasing cross seemed to evade everyone before bouncing into the back of the net – although there had been a suggestithe running for a rotation spot this spring before being shifted to the bullpen. Ross has allowed five earned runs in 18 1/3 innings of work, posting a 2.45 ERA and 1.47 WHIP.

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ill be alongside Derby boss Phillip Cocu in the du

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reliever has been oed by his own England fans.Van Dijk defended Gomez after his row with Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling and has called for people to “leave him alone”.”It’s disappointing to see,” Van Dijk said of England supporters’ treatment toward Gomez.”I”falling in love” with his slider this spring, according to the Seattle Times.

“I know that at 1-0, I can come back with a slider and almost steal a strike,” he said. “Guys are hunting my fastball so hard, especially on fast Luiz is aware of why his teammate Eden Hazard may want to leave.While everyone at the Blues is hoping that Hazard will sign a new deal and continue his association with the club, Luiz is realistic.He knows that the 28-year-old has an ambition to plaball counts. It’s not even a thought in their mind, so it definitely helps. It speeds up (the look of) my fastball a little bit, so that helps it out, too.”

The report also indicated that manager Eric Wedge has confidence using Capps, who has an axe coach Ernesto Valverde with no compensation due, it has been revealed.Valverde is under pressure after Barca’s Champions League collapse at Liverpool this week.Sport says in his new contract there exists an exit clause which can be activated bstruck out seven of the last nine batters he faced.

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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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s summer.TMW says Juventus, AC Milan and Inter all

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starter was knocke to Burnley.Farke says that his young squad can sometimes learn more from a loss, after they were defeated 2-0 by Burnley on Saturday.“I would prefer to learn all our lessons from wins if I’m honest,” he said. “I’m never happy with a loss, but sod around in Friday’s Cactus League contest against the Royals. Wilson, who made his fourth start of the spring, was charged with eight runs — six earned — on eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings of work. He allowed a three-run home run to Eric Hosmer and a solo shot to Jeff Francoeur in the third inning before he was pulled. He also struck out five and walked. His ERA stands at 7.11 this sprIghalo at Manchester United.Ighalo played for both Udinese and Watford, two clubs owned by the Pozzo family, before leaving for China and Shanghai Shenhua.Ighalo is now on-loan at United and made his debut in victory at Chelsea on Monday night.Marinoing.

“In spring training, you have toved their win on Saturday.Despite holding the hosts to a goalless scoreline at half-time, goals from Jorginho and Willian after the break inflicted a third Premier League defeat of the season on Potter’s hard-working side in south-west London.He said take everything with a grain of salt,” Wilson said. “The infield is a little bit hard. The ball travels really well. The adrenaline isn’t quite there.”

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injury.Kane has been out of action since New Year’

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Mariners pitching prospect , who is recovering from a mildly strained right ht Ham as a replacement for Adrian, who is about to come off contract.The 21-year-old Polish keeper has been on loan at Empoli this season having made just seven appearances in three seasons for his parent club Fiorentina.Dragowski has also attracted ipDeeney is back in light training.The attacker is going through rehabilitation following a knee injury.He had surgery two weeks ago and is already back at the club’s training ground, working back to full match fitness.”It’s my first proper day back an flexor, completed a light bullpen session Friday, according to the Seattle Times. He is scheduled to throw a regular bullpen sood midfielder Nemanja Matic is being offered to clubs in Serie A.The Serb’s current deal is to expire in June and Calciomercato.com says the Serbian’s representatives are already assessing options for his next move.Italian giants AC Milan, Inter Milann as he is back at 100 percent.

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Jordan Lyles not concerned about rough spring

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right-hander continued his rough spring on Friday, allowing six runs on seven hits to the Braves while recording just two outs. He has now surrendered 15 runs (14 earned) in five innings across three starts in camp. Despite the rough start, Lyles told he is not concerned.

“I’m definitely not concerned, but I don’t think anybody in this clubhouse is happy with giving up runs after runs,” Lyles saiio Sarri plans to take a close look at Mason Mount in preseason.The Sun says the Blues are preparing to unleash Mount on their first team squad next season after applying for ar-old Irishman has been included with fellow homegrown youngsters Juan Foyth, Oliver Skipp, Alfie Whiteman and Brandon Austin.Each club must name a maximum of 25 players. Two must be goalkeepers. There are a minimum of eight places reserved exclusive visa for him to join their pre-season tour of Japan.Mount’s impressive lod. “It’s part of the game, but I think next outing I’ll start mixing in my cutter and slider. I think these outings won’t show up as much when I start mixing in those pitches and start going for outs.”

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“When you’re out there, you’re still competing, don’t get me wrong,” he said. “I’m not saying ‘Here’s the ball hit, it as far as you can.’ Guys are going to see the boxscore and are not going to be happy, but I’ed’s current status hurts him every day.The striker penned a new four-year deal with United on Monday.And the Englishman hopes he can fire United back up the table after a sixth-placed finish last season. “Me being a fan changes the emotional side ofm getting myself ready for April, and this is spring training and I want to go into the season healthy. That’s my main focus.”

Lyles, 22, went 5-12 with a 5.09 ERA in 25 starts for Houston last summer. He owns a career 5.20 ERA in 45 starts and 40 relief appearances since being named the 42nd prospect in baseball by Baseball America before the 2011 season.

This is one of those rare instances in which spring training statistics matter, at least to a certain extent. Lyles is competing with the likes of (6.75 ERA in Grapefruit League play), (7.20 ERA) and (4.91 ERA) for one of the two rotation spots behind , and , and he currently lags behind them all. It’s good that he’s working on things, but he’s going to have to get some outs at some point if he wants to actually make the team.

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

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

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League to have Jose Mourinho back in the dugout.Th

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Yankees shortstop went through on-field drills Monday for the first time since having October ankle surgery. Jeter took swinge in Sunday’s North London derby.Xhaka was criticised after the game from his reckless challenge that gave away a penalty to Spurs in the 2-2 draw.And the Swiss inwith Lionel Messi are on the agenda.Bartomeu, speaking with Mundo Deportivo, revealed the board wants Barca to be Messi’s one only club for the entirety of his pro career.He revealed, “He has a contract until 2021, our goal is for him to retire at Baternational says critics never want to speak about the positives from Sunday’s North sn’t been good enough after defeat to Liverpool.The next outing is at home to League Two Grimsby Town on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup where Kante and his colleagues will be aiming for a first home win of the season.Chelsea are currently one of six teLos in batting cage on top of fielding 55 grounders. “Everything went well,” Jeter said, per the New York Post.

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Yankees make qualifying offers to Hiroki Kuroda, Rafael Soriano and Nick Swisher

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The Yankees have made qualifying offers of $13.3 million to right-hander , reliever and ouays Wesley can handle his social media critics.Smith has advised him to ignore the haters, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Norwich.Asked if the 22-year-old was aware of the criticism directed his way, Smith said: “What Premier League player now hasn’t gotfielder . However, according to CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman, Soriano and Swisher are unlikely to accept the offer. 

The team did not make a qualifying offer to catcher .

For the Yankees, making the offer of one-year, $13.3 million guarantees the team a sandwich draft pick between the first and second no complaints about the commitment of his players after their 0-0 draw with Sassuolo.Rafael Leao hit the post twice on the day.Pioli said, “We could’ve had more pace and movement in the first half, but in the second we had about 9-10 shots on goal,rounds if those players sign elsewhere, as Dayn Perry explained earlier this week how the new free-agent compensation system works.

Soriano had a $14 million option for 2014, but he got a $1.5 million buyout when he opted out of it. With the idea that a $13.3 million qualifying option was coming, Soriano may have used the new system to get more money, even if his salary for 2013 is less than what he would have gotten. As for Swisher, he made $9 million last season, the final year of a five-year extension he signed with the A’s in 2007.

Kuroda, though, has the best chance of accepting his offer. Kuroda will be 38 in February and is coming off a successful season in . In his firstn.“I’m ready to go,” he told the club’s website. “I want to get my head down and make my mark here, which is something I need to do for my career.“The gaffer (Mark Warburton) knows exactly what I’m about. He sees me as a perfect fit for his tea season with the Yankees, Kuroda went 16-11 with a 3.32 ERA. He signed a one-year deal worth $10 million last season and is reportedly open to a one-year deal for 2013.

Martin made $7.5 million last season and hit just .211/.311/.403 last season, but as he’s still likely to be in demand this offseason — just not at $13.3 million.

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Quote of the day: Andrew Bailey on whether he’s named Boston closer

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This past offseason, the traded for Andrew Bailey to be their closer, replacing the now-departed . Instead, a thumb injury landed Bailey on the shelf. He’s now on a rehab assignment, so he won’t likely miss the entire 20helsea midfielder Jorginho has opened the door to a move to Juventus.Joao Santos insists his Napoli background wouldn’t be a factor.He told Radio Marte: “He played 50 games and finished third in the Premier League, he’s in the Final of the Europa L12 season.

When he does come back, will he supplant current closer ?

“I don’t give a [expletive], frankly,” Bailey said ().

ry Maguire has been snapped driving away from Carrington with a Manchester United branded bag.United will hope they have pulled off the biggest coup of the summer by securing a £80m deal for the centre-half who will become the world’s most expensive

Bailey’s overall message was that he just wants to help the team and he wants to make the playoffs. Also, the bullpen has been doing well … blah, blah, blah. That’s all s Marcus Rashford is back to his best.The striker scored in England’s 4-0 win over Kosovo on Sunday.The former Red Devils captain told on ITV: “Brilliant, brilliant goal. What a finish. He is back to his best. “It was a lovely play, nice and simple. ancillary due to that succinct line that Sergeants Riggs and Murtaugh would have loved in Lethal Weapon 2. Classic.

Bailey, 28, closed down 24 games in 26 chances last season for the A’s with a 3.24 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings. Injuries have hampered him several times in his still-young career.

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disallowed his goal in Sunday’s draw with Crystal

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The Mets signed RP to a minor league deal on Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Stevens spent most of 2011 at Triple-A Iowa, but he also appeareds unhappy with his players after their FA Youdane was full of praise for his Real Madrid players as they ran out 3-0 winners over Getafe on Saturday afternoon.After three consecutive draws to end 2019, they got back to winning ways at one of the more difficult grounds in LaLiga Santander.”It’s th Cup defeat of Fulham.Lewis Fiorini’s early goal proved the difference between City and U18 Premier Lgainst Brighton at home.The Blues had to battle for much of the game, but emerged with a convincing 2-0 win in the Premier League.It is a much needed win, given the tight nature of the battle for a top four finish. It was also the Blues’ first home league South leaders Fulham, but the visitors had chances on the break and almost forced extra time tow in four games with the Cubs.

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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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