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returned to the lineup Thursday after a week of dealing s record-breaking win at Southampton kicked off an entertaining weekend of Premier League action that saw the previous week’s paltry tally of 17 goals more than doubled. The highlight was perhaps Friday’s non-contest, although Liverpool and Tottenhamwith back tightness. The second baseman went 0 for 3.

But the big news for Solano was his placement in the lineup — second, directly in front of Giancarlo Stanton. If the Marlins use Thursday’s lineup during the regular season — a good chance, as these late-spring lineups usually reflect managers’ preferences — Solano looks a lot better as a second-base sleeper in deepern’s move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko.The former Italy star is a big fan of the Bosnian.He said, “I believe Dzeko is the most complete striker in Italy. He is strong physically, has technique Anro insists ex-Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is interested in a move to the club.Previous reports linking the 37-year-old LA Galaxy star with a switch to the Argentine giants had been denied by Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola, althou, good in the air, can shoot with both feet. He scores goals leagues because he should be scoring often if he can reach base in front of Stanton.

 

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pitcher completed a bullpen session Saturday without any noted issues to his back, the Boston Globe reports. It was Morales’ first session since he made his lo for a new midfield addition next month.Milan coach Stefano Pioli is eager to add a box-to-box midfielder over the winter market and their search is leading to the Premier League.While Napoli ace Allan is a target, the Rossonero are also keen on sackne Grapefruit League appearance on Feb. 27, as he has been dealing with a bulging disk in his baerih Demiral from Juventus.Reports in Italy suggested that Leicester had made an offer to Juve of around £25 rrect use of VAR in the Premier League.The Blues right back is not happy about VAR being present, but he feels as though referees are not making proper use of the technology.He was especially unhappy about a penalty being awarded to Watford during thmillion, but it was rejected.Now they are considering a loan move for the rest of the season, per The Sun.Demiral is not first choice at Juvck.

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The h young fullback Brandon Williams plays lcNeil back to Old Trafford.After being axed by United’s youth side aged 14, McNeil went on to join the Clarets where he has developed into an integral part of Sean Dyche’s first-team squad.McNeil, 19, has played in all 11 of Burnley’s Premier League ike a South American.Williams, 1is stalling on a move to England.Leicester City have made an €18m offer for the Belgium international – which has brought Samp to the negotiating table.TMW says Samp are willing to sell and will do business for €25m.However, Praet is unconvinced 9, only made his United bow against Rochdale in the League Cup on September 25 but is poised to make his full Premier League debut against Brighton since Ashley Young is suspendeave claimed reliever from the , the club announced Friday.

Stinson, 25, spent the bulk of 2012 at Double-A Huntsville in Milwaukee’s farm system, where he allowed a 3.16 ERA in 145.1 innings of work with a 1.3 K/BB. Stinson reached Milwaukee in September, where he gave up a run on seven hits and five walks over 9.1 innings.

Stinson was designated for assignment by the Brewers last week after he was informed he wouldn’t make the club’s opening day bullpen.

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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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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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manager Davey Johnson told reporters Wednesday closer  has an infected wisdom tooth that might need to be repaired. Johnson isn’t sure how severe Soriano’s situation might be, United.The Sun says Portuguese transfer guru Campos, 55, could get the job.Vice-chairman Ed Woodward felt that Campos’ appointment would give Jose Mourinho too much power 18 months ago.But now he favours Campos due to his ama Eden Hazard.The Brazil defender spoke to Efe after yesterday’s 3-2 defeat of Everton.Asked about his former Chelsea teammate, Luiz was aware of Hazard’s latest injury setback suffered in defeat at Levante.He insisted: “It is not worrying, because itzing record at Monaco anbut he wants it done as soon as possible so he still has time to prepare for the start of the season. Soriano is scheduled to pitch again Friday, but his status is TBD.

The Waser Issa Diop.United have already had one offer turned down by the Irons, while the Londoners have demanded Anthony Martial in part exchange.Meanwhile, Sky Sports says PSG are making a move for Diop.The free-spending Paris giants see Diop as a long-tehington Post reports Soriano traveled to the Dominican Republic on Tuesday to tend to a family matter, which was unrelated to his wisdom tooth issue.

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For the first time since second baseman went down with a rib injury last month, the expressed some concern that he might not be reManchester United defender Eric Bailly is adamant his Instagram account was hacked amid surprising social media activity from the Ivorian.Screenshots appeared on social media of Bailly’s account ‘ericbailly24’ apparently liking derogatory comments abady for tstle United are close to announcing the transfer of Joelinton from Hoffenheim.The 22-year-old Brazilian attacker is joining as the club’s record transfer.Per Chronicle Live, the announcement will be made by the end of this week.The versatile forward he start of the regular season. Manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Murphy will stay sidelined until at least Wednesday while he recovers from a strained intercostal muscle.

The 27-year-old has yet to McCann admits he wants to sign Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane.Kane starred under McCann at Doncaster Rovers last term and the boss is keen to take him to the Championship.“Herbie’s top class, he really is,” he said. “He’s a Liverpool player. H play in a Grapefruit League game with New York after originally suffering the injury Feb. 18. If Murphy — and David Wright — are unavailable for opening day, is expected to patrol second base for the Mets while Justin Turner takes third.

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Podcast: Fantasy Preview — Busts

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Fantasy previews, both on CBSSports.com and on other Fantasy providers, often center around a discussion of sleepers and busts. For such a conversation to be worthwhile, we should at least try to define the terms. 

So let’s think a bit about busts. Is a first-round player a bust if he only provides third-round value? Or does the player have to go full awful, like Tim Lincecum in 2012?

For the Fantasy player, it’s important to understand the context the term is used in. When we talk about Mike Trout’s bust potential — as Nando di Fino and Scott White cover in the podcast — we might consider him a bust if he merely produces 20th-overall value as opposed ton Wan-Bissaka and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are happy to be together again at Manchester United.The pair first struck up a friendship during their time together at Crystal Palace, where Fosu-Mensah spent a season on loan in 2017/2018, and recently renewed 2nd-overall.

Eighteen spots may seem minimal, but in the CBSSports.com mock AL-Only auction, the difference between number 2 and number 20 was $12 — the same price paid for players likee celebrated their swoop for Birmingham City striker Che Adams with a swipe at Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp.With a host of Saints players going to Liverpool in recent years, Virgil van Dijk, Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane to Rays phenom Wil Myers and Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan. For those players, busting would mean a complete implosion, but for Trout, busting boss Simone Inzaghi insists they didn’t deserve defeat to Inter Milan on Wednesday night.Danilo D’Ambrosio’s header proved the winner, with Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic outstanding.“We did well in the first half and the only thing we really gomay just be a down season.

Host Adam Aizer and experts Scott White and Nando di Fino cover the Trout case and many others, like David Ortiz, Zack Greinke and Gio Gonzalez, to name a few. Who do the experts agree on? Where is the disagreement? With just a couple of weeks remaining until the season starts, now’s the time to figure out who you shouldn’t be drafting.

You can listen to the podcast in the popout player, which can be found .

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eir finishing after a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.Chel

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pitcher endured his roughest outing of the spring Thursday against the Astros. Soriano, who made his fourth Grapefruit-League appearance, gave up a leadoff single to Brandon Laird and a first-pitch home rlva’s squad.Indeed, a European place is still in their thoughts going into Friday night’s penultimate game of the season at home to Burnley.Keane told the Mirror: “That’s the next step.“For five or six years now, Everton have been around the top siun to Nate Freiman in the sixth inning. He allowed two runs on two hits in just one inning of work in a 6-3 victory. He also struck out two and did not issue a walk. 

Manager Davey Johnson did not seem concerned with Soriano’s struggles on ThursManchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits he could be sacked if they’re beaten by Champions League opponents Real Madrid.The two teams will face-off in the round of 16 this month.The fact that City have never won the title simply adds to the difficulday. 

“I thought he threw the ball good,” Johnson said. “If you throw a high fastball out over the plate and somebody gets part of it, it’s going to be gone.”But he was basically just getting his work in. He used a few e football chief Mateu Alemany is on the brink of leaving.Alemany, reports AS, has fallen out with Valencia owner Peter Lim and is now weighing up departing.A decision could be made today with Alemany and Lim at odds over transfer policy.Los Che coachxtra pitches. Early on, he was just getting his location and his arm stretched out. That’s what you expect,” Johnson added. “Then, he started establishing his breaking stuff, which was awfully good.”

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MLB.com reports Mariners starter pitched in a minor-league intrasquad game on Monday. He allowed three runs on 1, Luiz has spent the past season away on-loan due to work permit problems.The Manchester Evening News says Luiz made 20 starts and seven substitute appearances in a season which saw him suffer with injuries, and also saw the club relegated.He has bee0 hits over five innings of work. Ramirez year-old starred under Lampard at Derby County last term, before returning to become a vital player for the Blues.But Mount says he wasn’t guaranteed a spot in Lampard’s side when he returned to Stamford Bridge this summer.He said: “I hadn’t had a fualso struck out seven with no walks while throwing 70 pitches. ready to bid for Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.The Sun says Mignolet, 31, lost his place in Jurgen Klopp’s team this season following the arrival of Alisson Becker – but has attracted interest from Eddie Howe.Howe is ready to offer regular Prem

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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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The Rockies signed pitcher to a minor-leagu hit the ground running for Southampton last season.The striker made his loan move from Liverpool permanent this summer.And Ings feels excited for the season with a solid preseason under his belt.Speaking to the Daily Echo, Ings said: “I think it wase contract on Sunday. The Denver Post reports the deal ier Ruben Loftus-Cheek admits he models his game on club icon Frank Lampard.He admits he wants to improve his goalscoring like the Derby County manager.RLC said, “He was obviously the best at that. I studied him a lidfielder Marco Verratti has heaped praise on Chelsea playmaker Jorginho.The pair were outstanding for Italy’s win in Greece on Saturday.”We work well together and Jorginho really reminds me of Thiago Motta, someone who also played it simple, but madot in the Academy with my coaches, hs worth $1.5 million. Volstad went 3-12 with a 6.31 ERA in 21 starts for the Cubs last season.

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Sneak peek at new Petco Park fences

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, the are bringing in the fences at Petco Park so that it plays as something other than the most extreme pitcher’s environment in the majors. Ommer signing from Swansea, 21, has scored three goals in four games for United.And he’s clearly a loved character in his national team.Defender Joe Rodon said: “DJ hasn’t got a bad bone in his body.”He’s a brilliant kid, aineux outfit would arguably not be sitting pretty in seventh had it not been some scintillating performances from Traore this season.And Wolves boss Nuno confirmed the Spaniard will be available to face the third-placed Foxes.”All the squad, with the close friend and is in greaur C. Trent Rosecrans noted at the time that the most notable alteration will be the decision to shift the right field fence plate-ward by 11 feet, the height lowered to eight feet. 

Courtesy of team president and CEO Tom Garfinkel, here’sEverton have agreed a deal to sign Djibril Sidibe from Monaco, according to Sky Sports. The France international fullback will arrive on loan with a view of making the deal permanent.Sidibe, 27, will undergo a medical on Wednesday.He has made 114 appearances in all competitions for Monaco since joining from Lille in 2016. a sneak peek at the changes afoot in right field … 

@ RF wall demo

— Tom Garfinkel (@TomGarfinkel)

As you can see, it looks pretty drastic, which it is. In any case, this could be good news for the switch-hitting and the lefty-swinging . 

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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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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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