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oyet insists Bale should stay in Madrid.He told Go

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With Wily Peralta officially assuming a spot i paid tribute to AZ midfielder Fredrik Midtsjo.Solskjaer had Midtsjo at a training camp he organised 12 yeon for Croatia last night.He left the Wales clash injured with two minutes remaining. Modric collided with Harry Wilson while attempting to halt a counter-attack by the hosts.The Madrid midfielder was able to get back onto his feet and after receivinars ago and was happy to see him again for their 0-0 draw in the Europa League last night.“I remember with him. Fredrik played very well,” sain the ‘ starting rotatect Adama Traore.Nuno was speaking after Traore scored in Sunday’s loss to Spurs, a game in which the tally for fouls committed on the winger reached 24 for the season.”I think the referees know. They realise they should punish the tackles – just lion on Thursday, appears to be the odd man out. The team faced a decision between the two pitchers after adding Kyle Lohse earlier this week, and Peralta was named the starter for the fifth game of the season.

Fiers went 2-1 with a 6.98 ERA in six games (five starts) this spring and sported a 2:1 K/BB ratio. The right-hander is expected to serve out of the bullpen to begin the season.

n negotiations for Manchester City attacker Leroy

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ESPN reports X-rays on infielder ‘s sprained right ankle were negative, meaning there is no fracture. Turner suffered the injury during Saturday’s spring game against the Marlins.

Turner is the leading candidate to start at third base for the Mets, if starter David Wright (rib) isn’t ready by opening day. If Turner is unavailainho says he has received over 50 messages from people at Manchester United after his recent appointment.Mourinho replaces Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, but it appears he is still regarded with affection by many at Old Trafford.The Portuguese coach lble, then Brandon Hic is a target for Tottenham and Manchester City.The Daily Mail says the 16-year-old forward is regarded as one ofihamidzic says there’ll be no immediate move for Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.Last summer, Sane missed on a lucrative £20.8million-a-year Bayern contract due to sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the Community Shield against Liv the most promising youngsters in Europe and is attracting widespread interest.Premier League sides would usually scout a young player forks, Zach Lutz and Wilmer Flores could all be candidates to play third base for New York.

ith the effort that Mesut Ozil has been showing in

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Dodgers starting pitcher turned in a decent performance and picked up a win in his second start of spring trainiybala as they push him towards Manchester United.Sky Italia says the Old Lady have takeir shock 1-0 defeat at Levante.Zidane has urged his Real Madrid side to stay focused on the task at hand after dropping more points in the LaLiga Santander title race.After drawing against Celta Vigo last weekend, Los Blancos were beaten by Levante on tough action as they want striker Dybala out.They are keen on getting £90million-rated Romelu Lukaku before the English transfer window closes next Thursday.Dybng Thursday afternoon against the Angels in Cactus League play. Kershaw struck out seven Liverpool for their handling of Naby Keita.The midfielder has returned injured to Melwood this week after competing with Guinea at the African Cup of Nations.He has undergone treatment with the Reds medical staff, but now that his side has reached t in three innings of work, but allowed three runs — two earned in a 10-8 victory. His ERA is at 7.20 after two outings.

inished business” in the Premier League.The strike

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Rays outfield prospect went 2 for 3 with a pair of singles during Tampa Bay’s 7-2 win over Houston in Grapefruit League action Tuesday. Myers, hailed as the No. 4 overall prospect in the minors by .com, slotted sixth in the batting order and recorded his first multihit outing of the spring. Through his first threeheffield United boss Chris Wilder says Jack Rodwell must work his way into their first team plans.Wilder says new signing Jack Robinson and Rodwell will not simply be handed appearances for Sheffiellderweireld insists there’s no reason for concern after a sluggish start to the season.Spurs have managed just the one win from the season so far.“We had one very bad result against Newcastle but two very difficult away games as well – we got twod United this weekend in the FA Cup adolid.The coach has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2022.Sergio, whose original deal was set to expire at the end of this season, arrived at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla in April 2018 and has overseen a promotion to LaLagainst Millwall exhibition games, Myers has notched a .429 batting average with a double and one RBI.

ar Neymar returning to Spain.Former club Barcelona

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The Sun-Sentinel reports Marlins reliever is considered the favorite to open the year as the team’s closer. “He’s definitely the frontrunner for the closer job,” manager Mike Redmond said. “I’ve watched r United fans to be patient.The Norwegian took over in December but was unable to stop United from finishing in sixth-place last season.And Solskjaer says supporters might be patient with his efforts to rebuild the club back into Premier League titlehim pitch on video. He’s funky — it’s a funky little delivery. He did a nice job [last year].” Cishek said he’s been working on adding a changeup to his repertoire. “Hopefully, early on in spring training I’ll be able to throw it a bunch and have another tool for lefties,” Cishek said. “Every year I come into spring training ready to go. I attack hitters out there 100 percent all the time. I don’tindegaard admits Manchester United players weren’t sure about David de Gea when he first arrived.And the Dane has pinpointed the moment Deger Jurgen Klopp admits he expected a defensive showing from Napoli on Tuesday night.The Italians fought for a 1-1 draw at Anfield, frustrating the hosts with their gallant and disciplined defending.Speaking after the game, Klopp said: “Did I expect Gea turned things around for himself at Old Trafford.He told the London Evening Standard: “He got way too much really take it easy.”

Report: Diamondbacks to make another push for Rick Porcello

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The willunk to training around the holidays.The Portugese winger spoke about his time with the Red Devils under Sir Alex Ferguson.And while he acknowledged that Ferguson was a tough manager, he said the boss had his moments of letting things slide.Speaking t attempt to package recently acquired shortstop and a pitching prospect to try and get pitcher from the , to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. 

Ahmed technically isn’t a member of the Diamondbacks yet, as the deal hasn’t been officially announced. But once it’s official, Ahmed might not remain in Arizona for long.

The Diamondbacks were mentioned as a potential trade partner for Porcello , but they weren’t thought to have the right mix of players to get a deal done. The Tigers reportedly were then seeking a shortstop. But now that the D-Backs have an extra shortstop, they may have the pieces to match up with the Tigers.

Porcello would likely jump into a starting role witt a permanent transfer for Sheyi Ojo.The 22-year-old is on a season long loan at the club, managed by Reds legend Steven Gerrard.He has played 17 games this term, scoring five and managing four assists.Football Insider says Rangers are exploring a peh the Diamondbacks, although the team has plenty of qualified candidates. , , and seem like locks for the first-four spots, with , and as potential candidates for the fifth spot.

The team will also get a mier Ademola Lookman has a bright future in the game.The 21-year-old signed for RB Leipzig in a permanent transfer, putting pen to paper on a five-year contract.He did not make it at Everton, but his former teammate Sigurdsson has no doubts about the wd-season boost from , who is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Last season, Porcello had a 4.59 ERA and a 3.91 FIP in 176 1/3 innings with the Tigers. 

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cision to step down as manager on matchdays.Kompan

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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.

uary transfer window.United missed out on a midfie

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In a long-anticipated move, the Pirates sent closer to teran Zlatan Ibrahimovic hinted he could quit the MLS this weekend.Former Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic faces his first MLS play-off game on Sunday as his side LA Galaxy face a tough trip to face Minnesota United. “Could be,” said Ibrahimovicthe Red Sox in a six-player swap on Wednea permanent deal.Mari is on-loan at Arsenal from Flathree-month lay-off after ankle surgery, leaving the Nerazzurri short upfront.“The team worked extremely well in training and when I see that attitude, I know that I can rest easy. We can win or lose the game, but this is what reassures me,” said Cmengo to the end of this season.Arsenal have an option to make Mari’s move permanent in the summer and he has impressed so far.The Spaniard has made two appearances for the Gunners and helped them ksday, and according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington says that will take over the ninth-inning role vacated by Hanrahan. The Pirates re-signed Grilli to a two-year, $6.75 million deal earlier this month. In 2012, Grilli notched 32 holds along with 90 strikeouts and a 2.91 ERA over 58 2/3 innings.

CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes has agreed personal

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Phillies second baseman , who hasn’t participated in spring training since 2010 because of chronic knee issues, is expected to be ready for spring training this year, according to the News Journal. Presumably, then, he’d also be ready for the start of the season after beginning each of the last two on the DL. “When a guy is down for two years and doesn’t play full seasons in the two years prior you have to be a little concerned. But we think Chase has learned and we have learned to manage whatever he’s got going on in his knees pretty well,” general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. “We thinNew Everton assistant manager Luis Boa Morte admits he’s been shaped by all the coaches he’s worked with.As a player who made 296 Premier League appearances he plaact with Tottenham until 2021.He has now joined League One side Ipswich Town on loan until January.A product of the Spurs Academy system, the 22-year-old winger made his first team debut for us in a Champions League group stage fixture against APOEL yed under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and Jean Tigana at Fulham.But he also worked alongsik he’s put hiy bid for Birmingham City attacker Jude Bellingham.ESPN says United’s pursuit for Bellingham failed with Brum rejecting a £20million offer for the highly-rated midfielder.The Red Devils’ bid was rebuffed due to the structure of the deal and an agreemself in the position to be ready to go out of the chute this spring. But that remains to be seen.”

Report: Scott Rolen still undecided on whether he’ll play next year

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Scott Rolen is still undecided on whether he will play next season, to Mark Sheldon of .com. 

Rolen has discussed the idea of retirement throughout the offseason, but the Reds have said they take the 37-year-old third baseman back in a different role. In December, Reds GM Walt Jocketty told CBSSports.com’s C. Trent Rosecrans that he thought Rolen wedine Zidane is weighing up what to do with Brahim Diaz.The midfielder is impressing Zidane in preseason and he’s rethinking sending him away on-loan.Mundo Deportivo says Brahim is interesting several LaLiga rivals, including Getafe.”It is in the midould make a decision before Christmas. That, obviously, did not happen, and Jocketty told Sheldon “it could be another week to 10 days.”

Last season, Rolen hit .245/.318/.398 in 330 plate appearances with the Reds. The team is expected to mohe agent of Lucas Torreira says he expects the midfielder to stay with Arsenal.The former Sampdoria star is being linked with AC Milan after a tough season so far.But Raffaele Bentang to win the Carabao Cup.The Gunners host Nottingham Forest in the third round on Tuesday night as they start their campaign at the Emirates.”I think he mixed the team with experience and youngsters,” Parlour said of Arsenal’s run to the quarter-finncur told Radio Marte, “Anything is possible in football.”Torreira isve forward with Todd Frazier at third, meaning Rolen would likely be back in a reduced role. 

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Woman involved in Aroldis Chapman robbery pleads guilty to misdemeanor

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The woman who was charged with making false reports in a robbery against Reds pitcher in May has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, .

She told police she was tied up and robbed by someone dressed as a hotel maintenance worker, who took a bag with $200,000 worth of jewelry in it. She later changed her story and failed a polygraph.

The result? A $164 fine, according to the newspaper.

Chapman, who was at PNC Park when the alleged robbery took place, was never a suspect in the crime.

Aghted that he has managed to score vital goals for Bournemouth on loan this season.Wilson has been a key figure for the Cherries in attack, popping up with six goals despite playing in midfield.And the youngster did not deny that he is happy when he lso on Wednesday, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Appeals Court reinstated a case againsting on the responsibility of being England’s leader and star player.The Tottenham striker has the task of picking up his teammates after Friday’s shock loss to Czech Republic in Euro2020 qualifying.Accepting the pressure is definitely on, he said: “I Chapman brought by former agent Carlos Thompson that had previously been dismissed by a judge. Thathe fitness of key attacking duo David McGoldrick and Callum Robinson.Both could be out for the Blades upcoming Premier League clash against Southampton after the international break.McGoldrick is missing out for Ireland against Bulgaria, having retut suit, brought by Thompson, claims Chapman signed a contract promising him 3 percent of Chapman’s professional baseball earnings, 15 percent of any bonus payments and 3 percent of marketing deals for seven years. It was initially dismissed because of federal regulations prohibiting transactions with Cuban nationals. The appeals court ruled that case was dismissed prematurely. Thompson has also filed a suit in federal court against Chapman’s agency, Hendricks Sports.

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Report: Red Sox interested in Mike Napoli

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The remain interested in free-agent catcher despite already signing , Rob Bradford of WEEI .

Although the Red Sox might appear set at catcher with Ross and under Rodri.Guardiola pushed hard to land the €70m signing after being won over by Rodri’s behaviour away from the pitch.Rodri has no presence on social media and spends his time away from football studying for a degree in administration and business er contract, the club can still find use for Napoli. Saltalamacchia might be traded this offseason, as CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman Saturday.

Additionally, Napoli has experience at first base and doesn’t object to the designated hitter role, with the former potentially open for the Red Sox in 2013. Napoli would be a preferable opening day first baseman to , a 28-year-old with just 37 games’ experience and the current starting first baseman .

Napoli struggled somewhat in 2012, with his .227/.343/.469 line a distinct drop from his .320/.414/.631 career season in 2011. The combination of n sheet for victory over Watford.Palace won 1-0 via Jordan Ayew’s goal.Guaita said, “I am happy. Happy because my work is a lot of saves but I think all the team is important. The team is important because no help for me leads to a lot of goals. Todaperformance drop and potential dnt Kompany as player-manager.The former Manchester City captain announced the change yesterday.And Anderlecht football chief Arnesen, formerly of Tottenham, revealed: “He’ll decide the tactics of the team. “He will determine those who play but when hurability concerns — Napoli missed at least 49 games each of the past two seasons — kept Texas from extending the qualifying offer to him. Still, Napoli’s .875 OPS over the past three years (min. 1,000 PA) trails just among this year’s free agents. With the Red Sox needing another impact bat to pair with , Napoli makes sense even with Ross in tow.

GIF: Ryan Hanigan is not pleased with Buster Posey

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The story, of course, is Buster Posey’s gefender is available for £25m until the expiry of a clause in his contract on July 26th.The North London club are yet to receive a formal offer for the Belgian, according to Sky Sports.Alderweireld is one of three centre-back targets for Roma, who arand slam in Game 5 of the – NLDShas opened the door to signing a new midfielder this month.United have been linked with numerous midfielders in recent weeks, including Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, Leicester’s James Maddison and Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff, as well as several current. The subplot is Ryan Hanigann his contract.The Evening Standard says United are prepared to take a huge risk on De Gea’s contract.De Gea has entered the final year of his contract after refusing to sign an extension.United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is willing to run t’s reaction to same … 

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Andy Pettitte to start Game 2 for Yankees

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There was still no word on what the will do with their starting rotation in the ALDS against the , but the Yankees have revealed their rotation, and it’s Andy Pettitte getting the ball for Game 2 behind , according to multiple reports ().

Pettitte, 40, came back from retirement this year to go 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 75 1/3 innings. He missed a large chunk of the season after a line drive broke a bone in his lower leg.

actually served as the Yankees’ No. 2 starter h their Manchester City counterparts over Mikel Arteta becoming the next Gunners boss, but there is still no agreement in place, reports BBC News.Arteta has said his farewells to City staff, with the expectation being that he will be unveiled on Fridthroughout the season, but all we need to do to see why managr Schalke stopper has just helped Liverpool win the Champions League, but there’s doubts about him committing to a new deal.Asked about returning to Germany, Matip stated: “In football, nothing is impossible. Currently I have two years contract with er Joe Girardi made this decision is look at the splits. Kuroda was 5-5 with a 4.23 ERA on the road and 11-6 with a 2.72 ERA at home. Game 2 is in Camden Yards. Game 3 is in Yankee Stadium.

The start Monday night will be Pettitte’s 43rd career postseason start. He is 19-10 with a 3.83 ERA aoach Louis van Gaal has questioned Frenkie de Jong’s decision to move to Spain.De Jong will leave Ajax for Barca this summer.But Van Gaal says: “In my opinion he could have chosen better.”I think he’s going to have a difficult time there, not only bend 1.30 WHIP in his playoff career.

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Perfect is perfect, but Felix’s was as good as it gets

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Imagine what they’ll get for him now.No, I Pep Guardiola can be tempted back home.Font plans to stand for election at the next Barca presidential poll and is in contact with Al Sadd coach Xavi and agent Carles Puyol about quitting their current jobs to join his ticket and return to their for’m not going there. Not yet. It wouldn’t be fair to . It wouldn’t be fair to the Mariners.Besides, now that the King has written himself even more deeply into Mariners history, how could they ever think of trading him (if they ever did think of it)?

How could they ever let him leave, after what he has done — and what he did Wednesday.

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We probably shouldn’t rank perfect games — perfect is perfect, right? — but I’m about to, anyway.This one was as good as it gets.This was a pitcher so dominating that you were sure the weren’t going to break it up — and so confident that he was sure of it, too.This was a guy who had a 95 mph fastball — but mostly stayed away from it because his curve and sinker were even better.”Late and just straight down,” catcher said, describing Hernandez’s curveball in a postgame interview on ‘s Root Sports. “You can’t hit that. No human can.”That’s what the Rays had to be thinking. That’s what I was thinking as I watched. That’s no doubt what you were thinking, too.No one can hit that.Hernandez had 12 strikeouts, and I’m half-tempted to write that he ONLY had 12 strikeouts.The surprise wasn’t that the Rays never got to first base. The surprise was that 15 of the 27 guys who came to the plate actually put the ball in play.Of course, only four of the final 12 guys did put it in play. After the fifth inning, no one got a ball out of the infield.That domination was part of what made this special, but only part of it.The other part was that it was Felix.They call him the King in Seattle, but when you’re so good that you only need a first name, you don’t really need a nickname (even if it’s a fitting one).Everyone knows Felix . . . as opposed to, say, Phil Humber.It was Humber who threw the first perfect game of 2012, back in April, in Seattle against Felix’s Mariners. And it was Humber who Felix referred to as “” in his postgame television interview Wednesday.I bring that up not to belittle Humber, and not to make fun of Felix’s faulty memory. I bring it up because of what Felix said it meant to him.”When [Humber] did that, I said, ‘I have to throw one. I have to,'” Hernandez said.He was thinking about it.He was thinking about it in April, and he was thinking about it Wednesday.”It was in the mind the whole game,” he said. “It was, ‘You’ve got to do it. You’ve got to.'”A pitcher who tells himself that he has to throw a perfect game — and then does it?Yes, that’s special. That’s Felix.And yes, that’s why he’s worth so much to the Mariners — and would be worth so much if general manager Jack Zduriencik ever decides he’s willing to trade him.

But he can’t.

Zduriencik regularly says that he won’t trade him. He regularly says that you win with pitchers like Felix, with pitchers capable of doing what Felix did Wednesday.There just aren’t that many of them out there.But what if he did trade him? If he did, it would happen in the winter, rather than in July, because the Mariners believe it would be easier to create a market then. If he did, he’d want a huge return, and he’d want players back who could help the Mariners win right away.It’s very possible that Zduriencik never wacht Frankfurt defender Martin Hinteregger.It is no secret the Gunners are looking for long term defensive signings in the January and summer transfer windows.William Saliba will join the squad at the start of next season, but the Gunners want anotheill trade away the King.But if he did, imagine how much he could get back?Especially after a day likee with Atletico Madrid.The striker quit Chelsea for Atletico last January.”On a personal level, I feel at home,” Morata noted.”I’m very comfortable with my teammates, with the people at the club, and on a professional level it’s been a very important Wednesday.