rentino Perez and coach Zinedine Zidane.It’s been


manager Mike Re Pulisic admits he’s upset being left out as he struggles to adapt to life at Chelsea.Pulisic, 21, has started just three Premier League games this season and did not even make the bench for Chelsea’s Champions League win at Lille last week.Pulisic sdmond said Wednesday’s he isn’t sure if prospect will make the opening day roster. With Rob Brantly already tabbed to be the starting catcher, Redmond isn’t sure he wants to have two catchers on the roster with little major-league experience, according to The Miami Herald.

“To have two Crystal Palace and Aston Villa know how much it will cost to Fabino Borini.AC Milan are keen to cut ties with the former Liverpool striker.Calciomercato says the Italian will cost at least €15m.Borini scored just twice in 20 appearances for Milan last season.He has had spells in England with Chelsea, Swansea City, Liverpool and Sunderland.young guys like that is not an ideal situation,” Redmond said. “I feel comfortable with ‘Skipor their clash with Arsenal and David Luiz.Luiz sealed a surprise switch from Chelsea to Arsenal last summer in an £8m deal. He will face his old club next month.“I’ve faced him a few times, he for Chelsea, me for Shakhtar, me for Chelsea, he for py,’ but at the same time I’m nervous having two young guys back there. So we’ll have to see how that plays out. All those are issues and things we have to take into account. That’s why it’s going down to the last day, to make those decisions.”

l management are eager to sign RB Leipzig striker


ESPN reports Mets manager Terry Collins said second baseman (rib) is expected to play in minor-league games this weekend. Murphy, who is working his way back from a strained intercostal muscle on his right side, fielded grounders and tooa won the move again.After spending last season with Leeds United, Baker is now ready to move to Germany for a fresh loan arrangement.BILD says Baker is set to move to Fortuna Dusseldorf and hasbrought in their third coach of the season, hiring Nicola for six months with option to extend.The former Crotone and Udinese boss arrived in the port city on Friday evening to work out the final details of the contract with president Enrico Preziosi already left London to join their preseason training camp.ants to play international football – even if it’s not to be with France.Following his alleged part in blackmailing fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena, Benzema hasn’t played for Les Bleus since 2015.French Football Federation president Nk batting practice Wednesday.

olves manager Nuno wants to see his side continue


Orioles starting pitcher allowed four runs — one earned — and four hits over two innings during Baltimore’s 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh in a Grapefruit League matchup Sunday. Making his first start of the spring, Gonzalez finished with two strikeouts and walked two batters as his earned-run average swelled to 2.25. He hurled European Super Cup final.The Bluadding he is the “best person for the job”.In an open letter to fans, midfielder Noble, 32, said Moyes was “really liked and respected” by Hammers players who had worked with him during his first spell in charge at the club. Noble declared: “As captaes lost their superstar Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this past summer.Van Dijk said: “He is a quality player and he was important to them but I think they [have] plenty of quality players.”I think they play a little bit two scoreless innings during his only other exhibition appearance last Sunday. “I felt great in the ‘pen. Just one of those days,” he told reporters. “Things weren’t working when I went on the field. Off-speed wasn’t there, my fastball wam teammate Steven Bergwijn.The new signing from PSV Eindhoven scored on debut in victory over Manchester City on Sunday.Spurs defender Alderweireld told AD: “I was particularly impressed by his professionalism.”Sometimes you have guys who excel in ths up.”

ead of Scotland, it has been revealed.The 16-year-


Giants starting pitcher worked three scoreless innings during San Francisco’s Cactus League contest against Arizona on Sunday. Zito rebounded from a poor showing in his spring debut when he served in a relief role las thendan Rodgers has admitted to being disappointed by their January transfer window.The Foxes manager was hoping to bolster his squad as they push to finish in the top four of the league.Rodgers knows that his team will face tough tests in the second ha view of Michael Chopra.The Leicester City star is on the verge of getting national team recognition.He is impressing for Brendan Rodgers at Leicester. Choudhury is a key member of the club’s midfield alongside Wilfried Ndidi.And Chopra thinks tst Wednesday and permitted just two singles to the Diamondbgreatest players in Chelsea’s history during his long and illustrious career, Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge having signed a three-year contract.The 41-year-old, who left Derby County, said: “I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as heaacks. He finished with two strikeouts and did issue a walk as he chipped his ERA down to 3.86 after his first exhibition start.

n loan in January for €1m with an option to buy


Phillies starting pitcher permitted just one hit in two scoreless innings during Philadelphia’s 8-3 loss to Houston in Grapefruit League action Saturday. Hamels showed no problems with hhe winner against SPAL this week.He posted to social media: “A goal doesn’t change the story. It does not erase a negative moment. Nor the jManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has spoken of his years with Barcelona. On his appointment in 2008, the first action was to promote with Leo Messi.After a first pre-season, Guardiola was clear.”I thought that with him we would win everything,” said the Catalan. On his farewell from the club, he added: “It was a natural journey, in life comes a time when things end.”eers, [which are] deserved. Nor the criticism, [which is] fair.”A goal makes us breathe, makes us understand tis left shoulder that was reportedly troubling him during offseason workouts and allowed only a single among the seven batters he faced. He also registered a strikeout bear has signed with Cosenza for the rest of the season.The Moroccan is not part of the first team plans at the St. James’ Park club.He was not in their Premier League squad and will be playing in Serie B this term.Lazaar has two years left on his contfore he was removed at the beginning of the third inning. “Physically, I feel really strong,” Hamels said. “It’s just getting the timing and reps for the muscle memory. Mentally, it’s just being prepared every five days now. Starting to get into that routine because it’s nice to dial in the routine for throughout the season.”

cision to step down as manager on matchdays.Kompan


Cubs shortstop turned down an opportunity to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic in order to prepare for the 2013 season. “I told (Moises Alou) I’d think about it. But I don’t want to be on the bench. is there. I haChampionship Huddersfield have signed Chelsea midfielder Trevoh Chalobah on a season-long loan.The 20-year-old joins the Terriers on the back of a f their three big name loan players.Inter are eager to buy defender Jesus Vallejo.The on-loan Real Madrid centre-half is ready to quit his season-long deal this month and return to Spain.Real are eager to loan him out again and has offers from Granada and Leganes. However, Vallejo is yet to make a choice.Intagain in January – and will seek to fund their plans with three sales.Mauro Icardi, Ivan Perisic and Joao Mario will all be cashed in.Argentine striker Icardi has started the season very well ull season of experience in the Championship with Ipswich Town.ve respect for him. I’d be on the bench. It’s better for me to be working, playing every day in spring training,” Castro said in mid-January, per ESPN.

Real Madrid veteran Marcelo expects Keylor Navas t


The Chicago White Sox announced on Friday that they agreed to a deal with second baseman on a one-year deal worth $2.935 million, avoidinhester Unitetacker Gabriel Barbosa.The 23-year-old has scored goals for fun during a loan spell with Flamengo, having smashed in 43 in all competitions.Despite Frank Lampard wanting to bolster his attack this month, the Blues are not interested in signing the Brd. So those at the theatre are beginning to dream to again. And their biggest ally in this battle happens to pulling the on Liverpool and Manchester City.FIFA announced on Thursday that they would not overturn their decision to ban Chelsea from buying players over the next two transfer windows. And Sarri admits it will be difficult for the Blues to challenge for the tstrings at Tottenham…It began in London, then spread to Turin. The Kane rumours. Talk of England’s captain being ung arbitration.

Video: Prince Fielder needs a drink


The cynical oNelson Semedo is prepared to leave Barcelona this summer.The Portugal fullback’s agents have been flooded by offers in recent days, reports Marca.Barca are willing to sell €35m and Semedo would not be against leaving for guaranteed football.The Portuguese right-back would have interest from clubs of the Premier League and Serie A. Semedo is tied to Barca until 2022of VAR.With the Video Assistant Referee now a part of Premier League games, fans must get used to teams celebrating goals only for them to be chalked off by VAR.And Vertonghen believes that while VAR helps get decisions correct, it has taken some asp.bserver will surely see what follows and think it’s all a crafty dodge on the part of slugger … 

The man needed a refreshing drink of water, that’s all! 

The best part Liverpool Echo says young Liverpool duo Rhian Brewster and Kelleher will be allowed to leave the club on loan in the New Year.The pair have featured for the Reds in Carabao Cup this season, and are set to face Aston Villa in the quarter-final on Deceis around 0:46, when the guy handing Prince the cup is barely able to conceal his resigned amusement. 

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AL Manager of the Year Watch


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So, our tour of the BBWAA award races ends here, with the big daddy of them all — the American League Manager of the Year. This is the one I know you have spent hours debating at the bar, so let’s just get to it…

The Orioles have allowed 46 more runs than they’estored confidence to Tottenham Hotspur’s playing group.That is according to Spurs legend and club ambassador Ledley King.The North London club have won four out of their last five Premier League fixtures since Mourinho’s appointment.”Confidence playve scored, that’s worse than the , and only six runs better than the . Of those teams, only the Orioles are within 3 1/2 games of the lead in their divisioSchalke sports director Jochen Schneider admits they’re delighted with the impact of Jonjoe Kenny.The fullback is on a season-long loan from Everton.”We are happy that we have him. Not only as a player, but also as a person and as a type he suits Schalke,” said Schneider.”I hope that we will have the chance to keep him longer.”Kenny’s loan deal does not include a buy option.n. While their Pythagorean record is 60-69, their real record is 71-58. There has to be a reason, and the manager’s influence may be as good of a guess as any. Showalter’s done a masterful job, and there’s no question about that.

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The are fading, but the A’s aren’t — and that’s something nobody would have expected a month ago. While not matching their blistering 19-5 pace of July, the A’s put together their second-best month of the season in August. If that continues into September and the A’s make the playoffs and the Orioles miss out, Melvin could swoop in and take the award.

Don’t laugh. Even though the Mariners are 63-68, the Mariners are 27-17 in the second half of the season and 21-13 since was traded. Wedge should be in consideration, even with his team’s last-place standing. By going under the radar the second half of this year and joining the AL West next season, he’s a good sleeper pick for the 2013 Manager of the Year Award.

The White Sox are still leading the AL Central, even though the perception still may that they’re only there because has sputtered.

He’s arguably the best manager in the game, but there’s no overwhelming narrative that boosts his case — and while bloggers love to blast voters over narratives for other awards, this is the one where that actually does account for votes. The Rayhero Andrea Pirlo insists they’re capable of upsetting derby rivals Inter Milan on Sunday.Pirlo is adamant form goes out the window in such games.”Despite the 19 points difference in the standings, I don’t think it is a one-way match, in fact, it wils are at their sneaky best, pitching well, scoring enough runs and within striking distance entering the final month of the season.

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Bronson Arroyo loses no-no in eighth inning


starting pitcher had a no-hitter against the through 7 1/3 innings Tuesday night. The only blemish through those 7 1/3 glorious innings from Arroyo came in the first inning, when he hit with a pitch. Otherwise he had been perfect, stranding that lone baserunner.

Then, after getting one out in the eighth, Arroyo walked George Kottaras before allowing doubles to both Taylor Green and Corey Hart, ending the no-hitter and shutout.

Arroyo has four career shutouts, with the last one coming September 21, 2011.

There have been five no-hitters this season. Four by individual pitchers — Philip Humber*, Jered Weaver, Johan Santana and Matt Cain* — and one group effort, as the Mariners used six pitchers in a combined lash with Sergio Aguero during their 2-2 draw with Tottenham.Aguero was particularly frustrated with the officials at tays while Tottenham have been mooted to have interested in the £30million-rated forward, Sevilla are now ‘leading contenders’ to sign the Polish striker in January. Tottenham have made an enquiry for Piatek with an initial proposal to take the 25-yehe final whistle against Tottenham. He had also earlier exchanged angry words with Guardiola when he was substituted for Gabriel Jeno-no. (And, “jinx” police, we posted these no-hitter watches for all five of those).

The last time the Reds had a no-hitter was when Tom Browning* did so September 16, 1988.

* – denotes perfect game

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trip, but his bruised back has kept him out of act


forward has been traveling with the team throughout an ongoing road trip, but his bruised back has kept him out of action so far. He will miss ering an injury setback during their FA Cup win at Portsmouth.The Uruguayan midfielder appeared to be in agony following a robust challenge from Pompey’s James Bolton, and after a lengthy delay he was eventually replaced by Dani Ceballos.There were Milan are in talks with Nice wing-back Allan Saint-Maximin.The strong-running wing-back has been watched personally by Milan directors Paolo Maldini and Leonardo.Talks are now underway with Nice demanding €30m to sell the 21 year-old.”I certainly fihis seventh straight gamedrid boss Zinedine Zidane says Real Mallorca are in a false position. Madrid are at Son Moix today.Zidane said: “Tomorrow’s game is the most important. We know we’ve had several players out with their national sides and others have knocks. The last Tuesday against the Magic — fourth of the trip — as he continues to recover from the injury.

According to .com, the team for the finale game of the trip, Thursday against the Hawks. 

a sore Achilles. According to the San Antonio Expr


guard against the Nuggets, after sitting out the previous game with a sore Achilles. According to the San Antonio Express-News, Parker ifirmed he had tried to make the tie a test of physique rather than football in an effort to dilute the opposition’s Premier League quality.But Rowett, whose side are eighth in the Championship, said:Hotspur midfielder Gus Poyet has backed Mauricio Pochettino to get back into management with one of the biggest clubs in Europe.Speaking in an interview with Tribal Football, Poyet said that once the timing was right the former Spurs would find himse “We had to try and make the game doesn’t want to see Paul Pogba sold.The manager insists he trusts the midfielder to do the right thing.Solskjaer said: “I have a good relationship with Paul. I had him when he was young and it’s an open and honest relationship.“If you can’t wale a bit of a scras expected back in the lineup, after having missed 11 games this season. 

VIDEO: Kevin Durant hits double-OT game-winning 3 against the Raptors


You want March Madness? has your .

Down two with seconds remaining, Durant he biggest transfer in their history.Despite reports of Florentino pulling back from negotiations due to the Manchester United star’s personal demands, ABC says the president is prepared to pay record money to land the Frenchman.Florentino is willingwalked into a 3. Story over. 

Splash, beat the Raptors in double-overtime, 119-118.

All part of a night of 51 pointslan Smith has warned against the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as new manager.Writing in his column for the Evening Standard, Smith said: “Arsenal cannot lean on a solid rearguard, and that obvious lack of resilience and organisation makes the task , 12 rebounds and seven assists for Durant in 52 minutes in the second night of a back-to-back. And on top of it, it came in a game where the Thun Scholes doesn’t like the idea of Rio Ferdinand taking the technical director’s job.Scholes who has recently vacated his position as Oldham manager, confessed he isn’t even sure on the specifics of a technical director’s role, after Ed Woodward held der had to overcome leaving in the third quarter with what appeared to be a significant knee injury. 

If you still had doubts about the MVP, Durant made quite the statement tonight.

this summer.Atalanta have held a long-term intere


forwbon international has told Saints he would like to leave the club this summer.Atalanta have held a long-term interest in Lemina, who could be tempted to return to Italy after starting his career at Juventus.The Southampton-exit-door-left-trip-Austriaard on Sunday with a right ulnar collateral sprain, .com reports. Patterson has been sidelined since March 7 with the injury. He is averaging 8.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per a counter offer from Liverpool.The midfielder is on a season-long loan with the Gunners from Real Madrid.He told Marca: “I was proud that Liverpool were interested, but chose Arsenal thanks to Unai Emery and how he looked at me.”Unai came to me striker is a hot property this summer, after impressing in the Championship last season.McBurnie managed 22 goals for the Swans in England’ second division.Sheffield United are serious about signing McBurnie, per Sky Sports News.However, their bid o more game in 56 appearances this season. Head coach Dwane Casey remains hopeful Patterson will be able to play Monday night in Miami.

Andray Blatche guarantees Nets victory in Game 7


The forced Game 7 Friday, but have to go on the road in a raucous atmosphere to advance to the 2nd round. Nonetheless, the veteran crew is confident, with backup forward guaranteeing victory iton.Bowler could cost more than £4m after arriving from QPR in 2017 and the winger impressed as David Unsworth’s under-23 completed a league and cup double last term.“I joined in the summer when England won the Under-20 World Cup and there were fon Game 7.

Andray Blatche backed up teammate ’s guarantee, promising a Nets victory in Game 6. And after helping Brooklyn stave off elimination with a 97-83 win — and earn a Game 7 in Toronto — Blatche doubled down and vowed they would win Sunday’s first-round playoff series finale as well.

“Yeah, we guarantee it. We’re going to go there, take care of business and go to Miami,’’ Blatche said in a hallway in the bowels of the Barclays Center. The big man had guaranteed victory during Friday morning’s shootaround, and after Jason Kidd gave Blatche extended minutes in Game 6, he made good on that vow.

“Yeah, I did [guarantee Friday’s win],” he said. “We’re not going home. We’re not trying to go home. We’re going to go out there, we’re going to fight in Toronto on Sunday.’’

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The Nets took Game 1 in Toronto, an talks with club owner Mike Ashley in the coming days.Benitentus.It was confirmed midway through last season that Ramsey would be moving to Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season, and while Emery says he played no part in allowing the 29-year-old to leave, he feels he made a good choice. “They wz is off contract next month and has been offered new terms.Asked about his future, he said: “We will have a meeting for sure and we will let you know when we have any information but we sd dominated in Game 6 in Brooklyn. They have momentum, experience, and comfort playing in tough environments. Granted, if they win, it likely won’t be because of Blatche, but the result would be the same. 

We’ll see if the Nets can back up the talk on Sunday in Toronto.