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irror says the Shakers had been poised to be expel

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The designated left-handed reliever for assignment Sunday to clear space on theter Milan coach Antonio Conte is delighted seeing Romelu Lukaku off the mark.Lukaku struck on debut in the 4-0 rout of Lecce.Conte said, “Lukaku stepped into the Inter world in the best possible way, with great humility. He is a gentle giant, alway 40-man rosted Edu Gasper as new technical director.The 41-year-ohip revenue fall €55.2 million (US$60.6 million) to €75.3 million (US$82.9 million) for the 2019/20 season, reports, /.The Serie A giants pocketed €130.5 million (US$143.6 million) in sponsorship over the 2018/19 campaign, but a new public filild, who made 127 appearances for the Gunners over five seasons between 2000 and 2005, will be responsible for player scouting and squad recruitment. He takes up the post after leaving his team manaer for Lyle Overbay, reports the New York Daily News. 

Rapada was expected to land on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury, but the Yankees needed the roster space. 

Bobby Jenks was in rehab when the Red Sox released him last year

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Right-hander was checked into rehab when the released him last summer, reports . He was in the middle of a 45-day stay at Cliffside Malibu, a luxury rehab clinic in Southern Califoe difference for their 4-1 defeat of Alaves.Valverde hailed Messi’s ability to appear and deliver when Barcelona need him most.The Argentine scored Barcelona’s third goal against Alaves to seal the victory and help the Blaugrana grab all three pointsrnia.

Jenks, 32, was of DUI and hit-and-run in Florida on March 23 of last year. He told police he “took too many muscle relaxers,” then agreed to take a field sobriety tes are closing on a deal for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie today.Sportitalia says the two clubs have agreed terms over a fee for the Ivory Coast midfielder.Milan have accepted an offer of €25m plus €3m in bonuses.Now Milan are counting on Kessit before saying “I’m going to fail it.”

The Red Sox reached a settlement with Jenks and released him on July 3, two weeks before he finished rehab, according to court documents. The DUI charges were settled in December, and Jenks was required to complete a substance-abuse program as part of his probation.

“Mr. Jenks satisfactorily completed a 45-day stay for substance dependence,” wrote Patricia Freebery, the clinical director of Cliffside Malibu, in a letter submitted to the Lee County, Fla., probation department in December.

Jenks signed a two-year, $12 million deal with Boston during the 2010-11 offseason. He went 2-2 with a 6.32 ERA in 19 relief appearances in 2011 before back surgery and a pulmonary embolism send him to the DL.

Before landing with the Red Sox, Jenks was a two-time All-Star who saved 25+ games five times with the White Sox. He served as the team’s closer during their 2005 World Series title run as a rookie after appearing in only 32 regular-season games.

, Tom Friend described Jenks as a heavy drinker and explored his checkppe Gbamin every day as the midfielder recovers from an injury problem.The setback will sideline him for a minimum of eight weeks.“It is really important that we support JP,” Silva told evertontv.“We have to be there in the bad moments.“When thered past.

astle United and Aston Villa are eyeing the defend

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second baseman had another productive day at the plate in Sunday’s Cactus League contest against the Dodgers. He went 3-for-3 with a homer, four RBI and two runs scored. Hill doubled home a run in his first at-bat before driving in two with a base hit in the third inning. Then in the fifth, he launched a solo shot ering an injury setback during their FA Cup win at Portsmouth.The Uruguayan midfiat at hooking to build on the last campaign’s successes, while not planning too far into the future.”From the first day he’s (Dawson) a very good professional and is always focused on the way to help the team,” said Gracia to the Watford Observer.”I think iome to Liverpool.City had their openings against the World and European champions but they were punished for not taking them on 78 minutes.Sadio Mané struck the decisive blow to take all three points back to Merseyside.Farke said, “The qualelder 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 ioff Peter Moylan for his first long ball of the spring. Hill, who signed a four-year, $40.5 million contract in the offseason, is batting .452 (14 for 31) through 11 Cactus League games with nine RBI and a .710 slugging percentage. Despite the big contract, Hill said, “you never want to get comfortable” in this game.”It is comfortable, yes, family speaking,” he said. “Everyone’s happy. We love it here. So it’s nice knowing you’re going to be in a spot for a couple of years, but every year you’ve got something to prove. You want to go out and you want to be better than the last year.”

olves manager Nuno wants to see his side continue

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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.”

Yankees eye Chipper, who says he’s happy being a ‘bad golfer’

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The made some noise Monday morning when general manager Brian Cashman revealed he has some level of interest in the (who didn’t even play in 2012), (who is likely to retire) and . Obviously the biggest name there is Chipper, who seems to be the most content retired player we’ve seen in recent memory.

“He’d be perfect,” Cashman said (). “I’d take Larry in a heartbeat. I think everybody would.”

Larry! Atta boy, Cashman. Just the fact that Cashman called Chipper by his rarely used given first name leads me to believe he was kCity boss Brendan Rodgers has rejected the public perception that his 2013/14 Liverpool title challenging team was The Luis Suarez show.Suarez was the Premier League’s top scorer during his final season at Liverpool, when the Reds missed out on the tind of discussing the situation tongue-in-cheek. And Cashman did say that he didn’t think Jones would have any interest in playing.

And he was right. Chipper took to Twitter to pre-emptively shoot down any rumors:

Enough with the rumors! While I am flattered about the speculation of being enticed out of retirement, I’m happy with life as a bad golfer!

— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10)

The Yankees appear desperate for corner infield help because they are without for at least half the season and for probably arounened to Rino Gattuso and joined Milan’s youth academy when he was a child, but it’s the Rossoneri who are left with regrets.He recalled, “I was eight years old and had a trial for the Milan academy, although at the time I was a striker. “They rejecd the first six weeks of the season. They could use at third or first, so filling either corner would work.

Here’s the rub, though: Once Teixeira returns, whoever the Yankees sign will likely be relegated to bench duty. So if you’re Lee or Rolen, do you really want to play so badly that you just play for six weeks and then ride pine? It’s worth noting they wouldn’t be pursuing a first World Series ring, as Lee won it all with the 2003 Marlins and Rolen won with the ’06 Cardinals.

For mock manager Pep Guardiola.City are two times defending Premier League champions, but they are going through a difficult season under the Spaniard.They are far away from Liverpool in the Premier League, with the Champions League trophy their only realire baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and . Also, individually interact with us on Twitter: , and .

week we report live from the CONCACAF 2020 Olympi

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Tigers starter , in a camp battle with for the fifth staanchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan won’t rule out a future move to Spain.Amid the coronavirus suspension, Gundogan and City are preparing for the second-long of their Champions League quarterfinal with Real Madrid – with next season.Greenwood won the club’s Jimmy Murphy Youth Team Player of the Year award on Thursday night. “I think it’s been an enjoyable season,” he said. “But I’ve had help from the coaches and my team-mates, so if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t the English giants leadrter spot, was rocked by the Braves on Wednesday, giving up three runs on four hits in two innings. He struck out two and was’ annual list of the world’s most valuable sports teams for the fourth consecutive year, reports, /.The study, which is based on enterprise values and pre-existing commercial deals, values the Cowboys at US$5 billion, with Major League Baseball’s (Mlked none.

Cardinals camp report: If anyone can take loss of Carpenter, Lohse …

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JUPITER, Fla. — Every year it seems, the lose a star, a legend or an icon — sometimes for the year, and sometimes for good.

So if any team can absorb the sudden loss of perennial October hero , it is St. Louis. Carpenter isn’t coming back this season, no matter what the rumor mill spins out. His nerve condition was causing pain or discomfort in his shoulder and his back, and discoloration in his fingers. Retirement seems more realistic than return.

So it’s not a matter of Carp doing what he usually does, which is toughing it out. There’s no amount of tough to combat this sort of pain, numbness and discoloration.

“We just want him to be happy. We don’t want him to walk around with a numb arm the rest of his life,” said , who will be counted on to be the ace in the absence of both Carpenter and , the real 2012 ace who’s still job seeking though perhaps not on the Cardinals’ immediate radar.

Wainwright’s comments epitomize the Cardinals way in recent years. Whether it’s Tony LaRussa managing or now able replacement Mike Matheny, no group seems to have a greater sense of team, a greater resolve or more intense focus. They come together, time and again.

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Carp, they all say, is going to be missed as much for chemistry as sabremetry. Around here, cohesion counts.

But while they won’t have Carpenter around to watch their bullpens, to cheer them on from the bench and advise them from the foxhole, like usual, the impression he left will live on.

“He left his mark,” said. “Now it’s our job to continue to carry it on.”

Two years ago, it was Wainwright who went down for the year, and the Cardinals were counted out, several months before they won World Series No. 11. Last year, it was a trio of legends who left — , La Russa and Dave Duncan. Now Carpenter is out for the year (more likely forever) and Lohse is probably going elsewhere.

Carpenter is the loss that’s recalled today because Lohse was presumed gone as soon as he turned down the team’s $13.3 million qualifying offer. Carpenter was assumed back, especially after his first several Busch stadium workouts with young fireballer went without a hitch. Then suddenly, there was pain, numbness and discoloration, a trifecta that would KO anyone, even the beloved Carp.

In a way though, Lohse, who is fielding interest from others right now (and could become of interest to St. Louis, but likely only if its starters aren’t panning out here) is the bigger loss. He went 16-3 last year, and that’s with three one-run defeats and six late leads blown by the bullpen. He was more the man than even the vaunted Carpenter in 2012. “Let’s be honest,” once Cardinals person said, “Carp threw only 17 innings last year.”

Whether it was 17 or 170, the Cardinals will find a way to overcome, because that is what they do. Which brings us to the big question: How do they do it? And more, to the point, can they do it again?

The easy answer is: Why not?

Seeing as how they defender Jan Vertonghen is not ruling out a move away from the club.The veteran defender has been at Spurs since 2012.But he is unsure whether his long term future lies in North London, especially given Spurs’ policy of wanting a younger squad.He sa endured the loss of Wainwright for a season to the win the 2011 World Series, the retirements/defection of La Russa, Duncan and Pujols plus the loss of Carpenter (for all but 17 innings plus postseason) to make it within one game of the World Series in 2012, who’s to say they can’t make it without Carpenter and Lohse (plus , the ’11 hero who recovered and is with his home-state Rangers)?

Here are six reasons the Cardinals are playoff contenders yet again:

Their lineup is AL-caliber once again. , Holliday, , and form one of the deepest batting orders in the game. Plus, the little guys can hit, too. Veteran shortstop , assuming he’s back to health (he says he is), improving and second-base hopefuls and (especially Carpenter) are all threats , too. “One through eight, we offer tough outs,” Holliday said.Even without Carpenter and Lohse, the rotation looks better than most, and maybe even better than that. Wainwright is a bona fide ace when right, and should be even better his second year back after Tommy John surgery. , and provide viable alternatives for the middle of the rotation, though with Garcia comes the obvious question of the health of his shoulder after he was shut down last October, along with some ultra-fastidiousness that can worry the bosses, too.Between , and , they have not one or even two but three top pitching prospects who could more than adequately replace Carpenter, at least in terms of numbers. “We’re going to miss Carp. But I think all three can do it,” Molina said. All three are upper-90s throwers, and Rosenthal hits 100 with ease. “The nation got to see what they could do. Their demeanor is way beyond their years,” said Freese, who showed poise early when he was a World Series hero his second season. All three bring reason to believe their time is now. Kelly impressed in 16 starts for the Cards last year, Rosenthal wowed them out of the ‘pen and Miller, with a superb repertoire, is maybe one of the top two or three pitching prospects in the game. This trio is the envy of just about every other team. “Good young pitchers in this game, it’s like gold,” Holliday said.Molina is one of the best players in the game. He’s no longer a secret star after his third-place National League MVP finish, but this two-way gem is no less valuable. The worth of the best defensive catcher in the game who also is a .315 hitter (with .874 OPS) is close to incalculable. “If he’s not one of the top five players in the game, I’d be surprised,” Holliday said. To which Molina responded, “That’s what you do the work for, to be considered like that.”Their depth is perhaps better than ever. If Furcal can’t make it, , who helped get the Cardinals into the NLCS last season and “opened eyes” in the words of GM John Mozeliak, plus provide two more options. Descalso, another September/October hero, plus Carpenter, who could be explosive offensively, are two viable second-base options (with Kozma). is .It was the first time in two years the former Ajax captain had been benched.”Naturally, I would have preferred to play and I had no clue in training so I didn’t expect to be on the bench,” said De Ligt after the victory.”I respect the decision. “Thea nice bat off the bench while Kolten Wong, and power hitting provide further infield depth. They did lose a bit of veteran leadership with Berkman and gone to the Rangers and Dodgers.If they are missing something truly vital, the front office will figure it out. Their top-ranked system is a reflection on the job the front office does, and it is also adept at filling in the gaps. Mozeliak, who just received a well-deserved extension, added to the depth by acquiring the type of help one doesn’t normally get from the farm, namely a veteran bench hitter (Wigginton), a lefthanded reliever (, who held lefty hitters to a .405 OPS last season) and the versatile Cedeno. In mid-2011, the initially much-criticized trade of for relievers was a key to the championship. “It starts with the front office,” said Freese, who was acquired in Mozeliak’s first trade for aging veteran Jim Edmonds, who is now working with the front office. “The Cardinals’ front office is top notch. Our organization speaks for itself.”

With the Cardinals, their play is the thing, not their words.

It goes without saying, the Cardinals’ greatest attribute may be their resolve to win. It’s not clear whether that’s a carryover from the LaRussa-Duncan era (Matheny had a nice first season) or something more deeply ingrained, perhaps even steeped in the tradition of the organization.

Clearly, they didn’t rest after their fantastic come-from-behind 2011 World Series win, forging a 3-1 NLCS lead in games before falling to the eventual champion Giants. Most of them seemed to spend the winter not luxuriating in another success story but raths has offers arriving from Brazil.Off contract at the end of the month, Juanfran has been contacted by Sao Paulo and Corinthians.Efe says Sao Paulo chief Rai has spoken with Juanfran directly about a move to South America.Earlier this month, the fuller thinking about what might have been. Freese ultimately concluded the Giants simply deserved the ring. Speaking of the trio of gems spun by , and , Freese said, “I haven’t seen three games pitched like that in a row, especially in a high-pressure situation.”

That certainly doesn’t mean these Cardinals brushed it off easily because, if anything, the opposite is true. They take defeats personally. Asked if the anguish of a tough finish lingers more than the joy of a great one does, Wainwright answered, succinctly, “Apparently, because I’m still hurting.”

The talent in the Cardinals’ room is obvious, but the success goes way deeper than that. The loss of Carpenter (and Lohse) will be felt, at least initially, but their trio of kid pitchers has a chance to be special. If it is, don’t be shocked if they win a 12th World Series title. Even if they all aren’t quite ready to take Carp’s place on the mound or in the clubhouse, the Cards will still be a threat. You know they will.

Real Madrid veteran Marcelo expects Keylor Navas t

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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.

l for the league title this season.Murphy believes

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The Indians signed reliever to a minor league deal Wednesday with a spring training invite. Martilla are closing in on the permanent £8million signhe starting line-up.Pogba came off the bench for the second straight game in United’s 4-1 win over Newcasave set their price for Moise Kean.Arsenal have joined Everton in their interest for Kean.The Toffees are believed to have had a bid rejected for the 19-year-old but have been given fresh hope.Juventus are struggling to offload Mario Mandzukic or Gontle United at Old Trafford.”Andreas and Mason have done really well and they will give us fresh legs,” the Norwegian told reporters.”With Paul, iing of Anwar El Ghazi.Dutch international winger El Ghazi, 24, has impressed on loan from Lille this term and scored six goals for Dean Smith’s promoted side.His feats include netting in the play-ofinez has appeared in 19 games with the Giants, Pirates and Diamondbacks over the last four seasons, and he has a career 6.22 ERA.

Video: Prince Fielder needs a drink

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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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Arturo Vidal admits he’s frustrated over his situa

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The Phillies r Sunday’s 2-2 draw.McLean says Norwich deserved more than a point.“We deserved the three points,” he said. “We had some great chances and played some nice stuff. We lsident Javier Tebas and accused him of “hypocrisy.”Teblas has accused City of ruining football by overspending and insisted they should be banned from European competition.But Al Mubarak has blamed La Liga for starting the trend of high transfer fee’ooked pretty solid but in the end it’s a point against a very good Arsenal te Manchester City youngster Phil Foden.Redknapp believes the next step in the midfielder’s development will see him break the 30-game barrier before succeeding 33-year-old David Silva at the Etihad.”It’s a hard team to break into,” he told the Manchesamhave recalled relief pitcher from Triple-A Lehigh Valley Saturday.

Brewers starter Shaun Marcum returning Saturday

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starting pitcher Shaun Marcum will return to the rotation Saturday, manager Ron Roenicke told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Wednesday.

Ma Matic has hailed Manchester United teammate Scott McTominay as a “complete footballer.”The 23-year-old has blossomed into one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s most important players this season.And Matic says the Scotland international is exactly the typearcum last pitched June 15 before hitting the disabled list with elbow tightness. The injury lingered and cost him more than two months after an initial diagnosis which figured tr Nahki Wells is closing in on a move to Bristol City.The 29-year-old forward came back from his loan at QPR in recent days, where he was excelling.Now it appears that he is heading to another Championship side on a permanent deal.QPR had also wantedo run in terms of weeks. 

Marcum was enjoying another solid season prior to the injury, with a 3.39 ERA and 3.86 FIP in 13 starts. He will be an interesting case as a free agent after the season. Over his last four years, he’s been very good, with ERAs under 3.75 all four seasons and similarly low FIPs in three of the four years. However, injuries limited him to just 25 startquad for Sunday’s win against Newcastle as a clear warning to the 20-year-old midfielder.Gunners boss Arteta was not happy with Guendouzi’s attitude in training in the mid-season break in Dubai and the France under-21 star paid a heavy price, says ths in 2008, kept him out for all of 2009, were the apparent cause of his 2011 playoff collapse, and now cost him two months in 2012.

The contract Marcum receives will be an interesting exercise in how the market for starting pitching operates.

Will the Brewers offer the eight-figure qualifying offer necessary to get a draft pick back if he leaves? Will any team be willing to guarantee multiple seasons? Or will he have to wait out for a one-year deal loaded with incentives like other injury-riddled talents like and have in recent seasons?

Surely, his performance and durability down the stretch in 2012 will be key as he heads towards his first free agent contract.

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A’s option ‘star’ 2B Jemile Weeks

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The Weeks brother with the better batting average has been optioned to the minor leagues.

optioned to Triple-A in order to make room for outfielder Seth Smith, who was activated from the disabled list, the team announced. Smith was put on the DL earlier this month because of a strained hamstring.

Weeks, 25, was hitting just .220/.305/.302 with two home r for a second chance at parent club Juventus.Tuttosport says Higuain ‘dreams of joining’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Maurizio Sarri at Juventus next season.Ronaldo and Higuain spent four years together at the Santiago Bernabeu between 2009 and 2013.They wouns and 15 stolen bases this season. As a roChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has inked a new long-term deal with sportswear giant Adidas, reports, /.The French international had been linked with a switch to rivals Puma, but has now committed his future to the three stripes.okie in 2011, Weeks hit .303/.340/.421. 

According to Lee, Weeks said he wasn’t surprised by the move, but also he wasn’t short on cofidence, “I’m a star. Period,” Weeks .

Oakland is starting  at second base for Tuesday’s game against the . Newly acquired shortstop is also in the lineup, batting second, while Smith will DH.

Oakland’s Weeks is the younger brother of ‘s , who is also having a disappointing season. Rickie Weeks is hitting .322/.402/.556 over his last 25 games, bringing him up to the lofty status of a .218/.325/.380 hitter.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscn has been urged to stay in London next season.Tottenham face late competition from Inter Milan for the youngster.Former Tottenham and Fulham defender Stephen Kelly would like to see the England Under-21s ace head to White Hart Lane.”Obviously with tribe to the and .

Bronson Arroyo loses no-no in eighth inning

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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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