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lako believes that Aaron Wan-Bissaka was “drifting

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first baseman was a late scratch from Thursday’s Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox with mild back tightness, according to the Star Tribune. Chris Parmelee will take his place at first. Morneau is lishelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater.The Chelsea-midfielder-Danny-Drinkwater-loan.html”>Daily MailChelsea-midfielder-Danny-Drinkwater-loan.html”> says Drinkwater is wanted by Brighton on a was delighted with Reece James’ performance in viche Manchester United hero has been playing in MLS for a year.Asked if he’s thought about going into management, Rooney told Sky Sports News: “Yeah of course.”I’m taking the steps to get my badges completed and when I finish playing I’ll see what oppotory over Crystal Palace.It marked James’ full Premier League debut with the Blues.Lampard said, “Reece was fantastic against one of the best wingers in the league one v one, Zaha is a real threat, esseason loan.The 29-year-old was left out of Chelsea’s squad forted as day-to-day.

Bale insists the Welshman won’t be forced out of

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The announced Monday they optioned catcher to Triple-A Rochester. Butera’s demotion means the Twins will carry just two catchers — Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit.

Butera, who has hit just .183 in 184 career games, was ers are beginning to adjust to coach Albert Celades’ methods.Celades has managed to turn results around at VCF after the shock dismissal of Marcelino and in the proctics after winning the Europa League title.The midfielder admits it’s been a roller coaster season, but ended on a high after thrashing Arsenal 4-1 in Baku.Willian said: “We know it has been a difficult ­season for us. It was never easy. But, at tess has won over a skeptical locker room.Rodrigo stated: “I te were linked with the Portuguese midfielder, who is up for sale this summer.Mario played in the Premier League for West Ham on loan in the 2017/2018 season.However, the Goodison Park club will not be pursuing the player this window.”He was my playerhink he is a very cautbatting .375 (6 for 16) with one homer, two doubles and six RBI in seven spring games.

um Hulme is attracting Premier League interest.The

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MLB.com reports outfielder , who has yet to appear in a spring game because of lingering probponed their upcoming Under-23s game against Swansea City.The Red Devils’ youngsters were set to play ll lead Juve against Lazio in the Supercoppa on Sunday in Riyadh.“I am starting to genuinely enjoy myself in our training sessions,” said the coach in his press conference.“If I do that, it’s because the team is playing or at least trying to playagainst the Swans in Premier ed Exequiel Palacios could yet be moving to Real Madrid next month.Palacios was all set to join Real a year ago, only for a knee injury to wreck his plans.The youngster is expected to join Bayer Leverkusen in January, however Gallardo dropped Real’s League 2 on Friday.But the game is now postponed for a later date.The issue is due to the visitors Swansea having an illlems with his knee, will play the field in a minor-league game Wednesday.

epe after Sunday’s win over Newcastle, but warned

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Judging by his position in the CBSSports.com draft averages, nobody is really counting on the ‘s for much this season.

But if you’re one of the few pegging him as a sleeper after last season’s shoulder procedure, perhaps you should stop.

Not only is he set to begin the year on the DL, but his lack of velocity has me thinking he’s not even close to making an impact. The surgery he had to repair a torn capsule in his shoulder is similar to what Johan Santana and Chien-Ming Wang had in recent years. They both needed more than a year to come back from it, and you could argue (though to a lesser extent for Srding the club’s defence.Many fans are curious as to whether he knows his best back four, given the amount of chopping and changing he does in defence.Arsenal face a battle to keep hold of Lucas Torreira.Gazzetta dello Sport says Milan have opened talks with Torreira’s representatives over a potential return.The Uruguayan has struggled to adapt to life in England and admitted this week that he misses Italy.He moved from Sampdoria to the Gunners last summer.Milan are keen to do a deal in the region of £35million.But Emery insists that his way of picking players is the correct method.”We are improving defensiveantana) they weren’to after their 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao.Now 18 months on since Ronaldo’s departure for Juventus, Courtois concedes they’re still struggling without him.He said, “Cristiano is an uncle who scores 40 or 50 goals a year, you obviously miss that, but the same after it.

My tepid interest in Hector Santiago as a replacement trumps my lack of interest in Danks.

Sun says Madrid are ready to offer £45million fo

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After a successful stint playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, shortstop returned to spring action Wednesday against the Pirates in style.

Simmons beul the club can keep Nathan Ake for many years to come.Ake is the subject of interest from former club Chelsea and other top sides in the Premier League.And Francis is aware that he may not stick around forever, but he is hopeful they can convince hilted two homers and drove in four runs during a 18-9 rout of Pittsburgh. He hit a solo homer off Kyle McPherson in the fourth inning and followed with a three-run homero off Vin Mazzaro in the fifth inning. 

“Hopefully I’m not wasting all my home runs. Hopefully I have a couple more,” Simmons told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Simmons, who was 0 for 5 in his first two spring games before leaving for the WBC, finished 3 for 4 with onto goalke ducked claims of the club being “back on our perch”.Anfield chief executive Peter Moore uttered the fateful words “we are back on our perch, as they famously say” at a football business summit in Madrid in midweek.That refers to the rivalry with Meper Emiliano Martinez.The Mirror says Petr Cech announced his retirement from professional football and played his last match in the Europa League final defeat to Chelsea, where he is being linked with a return to the club as technical dthree runs Wednesday. Simmons hit .333 (10 for 30) with two homers, three doubles, six RBI and 10 runs in eight games in the WBC.

Trading Rick Porcello would be a mistake

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starting pitcher has been involved in trade rumors throughout the spring. The latest is that the and are “active” in talks on Porcello, . The Tigers reportedly would need a “strong” return to cough up Porcello, and it’s always worth listening to offers, so the Tigers aren’t doing anything wrong.

Yet.

If they do trade Porcello, however, I believe they will regret it down the road.

The folly would be to surmise that Porcello has had four years in the majors and has proven he’s not a quality starter. He was 10-12 with a 4.59 ERA last season and led the AL in hits allowed, sure, but he’s still only 24 years old. History is lined with both l tactical advice to the players.Ronaldo is now owner Real Valladolid, while Berlusconi controls Monza.”Why did you never make a goal from the corner? It’s so easy,” Ronaldo claimed Berlusconi said.“Put everybody outside the area and when he kicks iate bloomers and players who didn’t even hit the majors until they were 24. There’s a reason why Porcello was taken in the first round out of high school and landed a spot in the Tigers’ rotation at the tender young age of 20. He’s incredibly talented.

And we nue to grow.The 22-year-old has scored eight goals which is good enough to make him the joint-leading scorer in the Premier League.Although he didn’t score in Saturday’s win over Newcastle, Lampard is pleased with other facets of Abraham’s game.Lampamight just be seeing the start of something special this spring.

This obviously comes with a huge caveat. Spring stats for the most part don’t mean much. There are just far too many circumstances that don’t equate to success in the regular season. With someone young and on the trading block like Porcello, however, I feel like it’s worth a look. And he has a 2.50 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 18 strikeouts in 18 innings this spring. Oh, and zero walks. That’s right. Eighteen strikeouts and zero walks in 18 spring innings.

So Porcello could very well be primed for a breakout season, meaning the Tigers have the potential to have an elite rotation.

The flip side to the argument would be that the Tigers are in “win now” mode and that holding a youngster in hopes that he breaks out goes against the mindset. I’d offer up two items in rebuttal:

1. Porcello is the fifth starter. Not a prospect. 2. What the Tigers reportedly seek in return — a right-handed hitting outfielder and/or a closer — isn’t worth coughing up a major-league-caliber starter with breakout potential like Porcello.

The Tigers might have no intention of trading Porcello and instead are merely listening to offers because they are .The 24-year-old rarely posts on social media, but took to Twitter just before 9pm to reveal his home down south had been broken into while he popped out for some food with his partner, Lauren, reports the Evening Chronicle.Hayden had been spending tgetting them. If that’s the case, they are doing exactly what they should — because trading Porcello right now would be a mistake.

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ow about Liverpool’s title triumph.While he acknow

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Seemingly impressed by his strong spring performance, the are considering carrying first baseman on the opening day roster, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Adamsship inside the current squad.While manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are under arguably even more strain ahead of Sunday’s game against leaders Liverpool, ex-England star Anderson is struggling to see where the spark will come from.He told The Sun, who made his major-league debut laser losing assistant manager Mikel Arteta to Arsenal.Guardiola will trust his team of coaches to replace the new Arsenal manager. City will not appoint a new No2 immediately, with Rodolfo Borrell set to take on extra responsibility in Arteta’s absencet May, has been scorching this spring and entered Sunday hitting .342 with three homers and 11 RBI.

The Cardinals envision the slugging prospect patrolling first base on occasion, pushing regular first baseman Allen Craig to right field. That would then allow the team to provide a respite for its veteran outfield while keeping a combinas has no fear of Leroy Sane joining the club.The 18-year-old Canadian is already emerging has a hot property in the football world.He only managed six substitute appearances for Bayern last season, but is tipped to make the breakthrough to a startingtion of Matt Holliday, Carlos Beltran or Craig in the middle of the lineup.

e not received an improved offer from Arsenal for

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With Johan Santana (shoulder) potentially unavailable to start the season, manager Terry Collins said Friday that veteran might get a look as a potential starter before spring training ends. Laffey threw ncelotti blasted referee Piero Giacomelli after their 2-2 draw with Atalanta for sending him off.Napoli had a penalty denied by VAR and Atalanta in turn were able to equalise.“Do you have any doubts as to whether it ays they’re taking legal action against Corriere dello Sport.Conte was commenting after their 1-1 draw with Fiorentina.The newspaper published an email from a Bologna fan noting he was “relishing” Inter’s Champions League elimination, calling Contewas a penalty or not?” Ancelotti2 2/3 hitless innings to finish a 5-2 Grapefruit League win over Atlanta.

“We’ve got to find ourselves another insuranch Jose Bordalas took aim at his critics after eliminating Ajax to progress in the Europa League on Thursday evening.The Dutch side won 2-1 on the night but the Spaniards advanced to the round of 16 on away goals.”We had to endure accusations all weeke (starter),” Collins said. “We need some other guys in the mix.” Collins said this week that Jeremy Hefner would take Santana’s place in the rotation if he’s out for the opener.

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.

ss Dean Smith would not be drawn on his interest i

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MLB.com reports manager Davey Johnson on Thursday continued to avoid the question about who will be his opening day catcher — or ? 

“I’m going to be smart whicheayers are ready for the start of the campaign after a tough preseason.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino likened the pre-season schedule to the Champions League and having faced Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Inter provide thver way I go,” Johnson said. “I’m not concerned with that. It’s the least of my worries.”

Johnson said he wants to see how Ramos, who is coming off a torn ACL last season, handles catching on consecutive days.

“He has done everything every catYosuke Ideguchi has returned to Gamba Osaka after a disappointing spell with Leeds United.The Japan international joined Leeds from the J-League ouster City youngster Brandon Barker is wanted by Celtic.The Celtic-line-cut-price-deal-Manchester-City-winger-Brandon-Barker.html”>Daily MailCeltic-line-cut-price-deal-Manchester-City-winger-Brandon-Barker.html”> says Celtic are lining up a cut-price tfit in January 2018.But he failed to make a first team appearance for the club.Ideguchi spent time on loan at Cultural Leonesa and SpVgg Greuther Fürth.cher has done,” Johnson said.

alph Hasenhuttl admits Mario Lemina could leave in

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The finalized their rotation plans Thursday for the start of the season. As expected, will start opening day, April 1,nchester United boss Jose Mourinho has held talks with Bayern Mun has turned nasty when clashing with former Manchester United teammate John O’Kane.Neville, who is part owner of Salford City, was mocking United fans protesting against the Glazer family’s management of the club.Replying to an initial tweet brandingich about the coach’s job.TMW says ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also spoke with Bayern about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is delighted with the progress of their youngsters.Solskjaer says the baptism of fire he has had to give a number of his younger players this season will serve them well in the future.“Character will be revealed in tough times succeeding the sacked Niko Kovac.But for now, Bayern are happy to stick with interim coa at Pittsburgh. He will be followed by on April 3 at Pittsburgh and the following day to finish the series. will then open a three-game series at Atlanta on April 5 and be followed by before the rotation resets. Feldman, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and 2.14 WHIP in three spring starts (seven innings).

eyond the January market.The Germany defender’s ag

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Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said outfielder underwent an MRI on his ailing neck Monday afternoon, but the results are not expected to be revealed until Tuesday at the earliest, .com reports. Markakis was pulled from the starting lr Steven Bergwijn admits he’s happy winchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Vincent Kompany is sure to return in the future to take charge.Kompany has called time on his illustrious 11-year spell at City to return to his first club Anderlecht, in his native Belgium, as player-manager.”I th interest from Manchester United.The Holland international has been linked with a move to United this summer.And he told Voetbalzone: “Manchester United is certainly a great club. “I’m only 21 years old and I’mineup March 3 because of lingering neck spasms and has not played since. He said Sunday he thinks the MRI is “probably more of a precaution to see what’s going on in there and identify exactly what it is that’s bothering me.” Markakis had three surgeries last year and missed the entire poero 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 certainstseason with a broken thumb.

Angels using a ‘designated runner’ for Albert Pujols in camp

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Not quite sure how this has slipped under the radar until now, but:

use courtesy runner for Albert Pujols after he singles in first inning against RHP Luke Hochevar. Hey, iInter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has quickly been impressed by new teammate Romelu Lukaku.Lukaku has hit the ground running since his summer arrival from Manchester United. “He immediately adapted to the Coach’s ideas and the team’s style of play,” the 22-year-old told TyC Sports.“He’s a striker with incredible characteristics, he’s very powerful. “I was surprised by his sheer stature.”t’s spring training.

— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report)

The had also given permission to Albert Pujols to use a designated runner if he reached base in their game earlier in week.

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale)

Ah the joys of spring training.

,m midfielder Harry Winks.The Mirror says Solskjaer is looking to reshape his squad in the close season and Winks, 24, is exactly the profile of player he wants to bring in to Old Trafford.The player’s ability and age fits the bill for Solskjaer as he 33, is coming back from offseason right-knee surgery. He returned to the lineup and is limited to DH duties at the moment, but the expect him to play first base toward the end of camp. Until then, designated rund.It marked the club’s first ever Premier League triumph at Old Trafford.Burnley goalscorer Jay Rodriguez said: “This result means everything. We worked hard and we showed quality. We stuck at it. Coming here, it is always one of the places you want ners abound.

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ic.The 20-year-old, signed for £58m in the summer

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MLB announceChelsea veteran Olivier Giroud is not throwing his toys out of the pram at the club.The French striker has been struggling to get regular game time at the club this season.But rather than sulking about his position, he is taking steps to help his youd Monday free agent z scored twice as Wolves magnificently came from 2-0 down to win at in-form Southampton.Nuno enthused, “The way we are this season, Ryan Sessegnon is back with the England under-21 squad.The left back made his Spurs debut on Sunday after suffering from injury problems for the first few months of his tenure with the North London club.The 19-year-old also played on Wednesday in thwe must have a reaction within the competition, which is very hard when you are 2-0 down because you cannot abandon minor league pitcher has been suspended 50 games for a drug of abuse, which is is his second violation.

he Gunners are not looking to sell too many player

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Barring an injury to one of the team’s projected starters, Mets top pitching prospect likely will start the season at Triple-A Las Vegas, The Associated Press reports. New York manager Terry Collins said Wheeler needs more time at tUnited have a hefty £100m January war-chest, it seems they won’t be rushed into making signings with Solskjaer revealing he isn’t interested in short-fix solutions.“It is not about ‘X’ amount of money we have to spenvin de Bruyne says he’s happy at Manchester City.While this season hasn’t been as successful as previous campaigns for City and De Bruyne, the player’s father Herwig has spoke of how content he is at the club – praising him for taking his game to thed – it is about who do we thihe highest minor-league level, where he made just six starts last season. “He needs to go to Triple-A and pitch,” Collins said Saturday. “He wants to be on the staff? Go be the best pitcher in Triple-A. Force us to call interest.Record says Chiquinho’s form in Portugal’s L2 this season has attracted interest from Chelsea.Blues scouts have been watching the 20 year-old regularly over the past year and believe he can develop into a Premier League class player.With th him up.” The Mets tailored a similar plan for last season before promoting him in late July.