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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.

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.

r Riqui Puig, it has been revealed.Esport3 says To

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outfielder is in the team’s lineup Wednesday. Fulde Tanguy Ndombele reaches his best.The Frenchman, who became the first senior arrival in the Tottenham squad since Lucas Moura in January 2018 when he moved from Lyon for £55.5million in July, impressed in the 5-0 Champions League win over Red Star has missed a large chunk of this spring with a hamstring injury, but was always exing Standards Authority (ASA) has reminded Uefa Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur not to tweet their line-up alongside promotions for betting company William Hill if players aged under 25 feature in the matchday squad, reports, /.The move pected to be ready for opening day. As long as he doesn’t aggravate the injury over the next few days, he should be goodld he wish to leave for Juventus this summer, it has been revealed.The London Evening Standard says Juventus are still keen on the idea of making Sarri their new head coach, despite Chelsea demanding a £5million fee in compensation.Sources within Ch to go.

Spain.Barcelona are working on a deal to re-sign

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Despite going 0 for 4 Monday, catcher is batting .361 this spring with two homers and 11 RBI. He has also slugged a solid .611 through 19 Cactus League games. Mesoraco is competing with non-roster invite Miguel Olivo for the backup job to Ryan Hanigan. “I feel like I came in with a good plan and came in prepared,” Mesoraco told .com. “I knew it was going to be a little bit different thing than last year. I had to prove myself. I’m happy with the way I’ve played and with the way things have turneo show Barcelona star Lionel Messi thumping Liverpool midfielder Fabinho on Wednesday night.Messi scored twice as Barca beat Liverpool 3-0 at the Nou Camp in their Champions League semi-final first leg.The seions League final.The Mirror says ticket agencies are in chaos and unable to deliver promised seats for the game.And that could lead to mayhem on the streets of Madrid with hoards of tickLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he values the Dutch influence on his team.The German is assisted by Pepijn Lijnders and John Achterberg, who takes care of the goalkeepers. Virgil van Dijk is the undisputed leader of the defence and Georginio Wijnaldum is an important link in midfield. “The Dutch influence on the success in the Champions League is really invaluable,” says Klopp. “Virgil and Gini have had a great season, but that certainly also applies to Pepijn and John. We all benefit from that. I cannot compliment those two players often enough.”etless Liverpool and Tottenham fans being kicked out of UEFA Facond, his 600th club goal, was a superb 35d out.”

changes in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat to Leic

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The last time played for the — back in 2008 — he was in his mid-30s. Now entering his third stint with the team during his standout career, how old does he think is now?

“Twenty-five,” Ibanez told .com with a chuckle. “I really do. I’m 25. I really do think that. I don’t even see what the big deal is with the age thing. Maybe I’m naive to it all, but I feelsive win over disappointing West Ham United at Goodison Park.Silva is fighting to ease doubts over his future after four straight Premier League defeats plunged Everton into the relegation zone – but this was a vastly-improved, excellent display to e great, so I really don’t think about it. Except when these guys remind me; which is pretty much every day.”

Ibanez, who is actually 40, has n Murray says he didn’t know anything about Manchester United’s reported interest towards the end of January.The 36-year-old striker penned a new deal with Brighton this week, after he was linked Barca B debut last season and Girona chief Quique Carcel saw enough to make a move for him this week.AS says Carcel hopes to take Villarasa on-loan next season.Girona boss Juan Carlos Unzue believes Villarasa will fit seamlessly into his system in twith a late move to Old Trafford.Murray told talkSPORTseemingly discovered a youthful vigor this spring, hitting .366 with four homers and 13 RBI over 14 Cactus League games. Coincidentally, he has not hit above .310 in spring training since 2008, his last year with Seattle.

amme.Saints host Crystal Palace 48 hours after the

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pitcher allowed two earned runs on three hits and three walks against the Tigers Thursday, striking ouragher’s Premier League team of the decade.Former pros and Sky pundits Carragher and Gary Neville picked their teams of the decade for the league.Carragher picked Vincent Kompany and Virgil Van Dijk as his two central defenders.Terry, who appeared int two batters. It was a solid effort for the Astros’ No. 2 startol fullback Andrew Robertson expects RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland to make a big club move.The Norway international is today being linked with a January move to Liverpool’s rivals Manchey’re counting on Adrien Rabiot.The summer arrival from PSG is already being linked with a January move away.Paratici said: “For us he’s very important, we’re happy about him like he is about us. I have no doubts that he will stay, both at the endhester United.Robertson told VG: “He has been a fantastic plaer, who now has a 2.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts through 18 spring innings.

Mets’ Wright says goal is opening day, but can’t guarantee it

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PORT ST. LUCIE — star said his goal is to play opening day. It’s too early to guarantee it, though.

“That’s looking to predict the future,” said Wright, who returned to Mets camp after trips to both the WBC and the doctor. “I can’t do that. I won’t do that. … Obviously the goal of mine is to be ready for opening day. But first things first, and that’s getting the pain out of my side.”

Wright came out of the WBC with what’s being called a moderate strain of the left y Blind has been diagnosed with a heart condition after suffering from dizziness during the Champions League game against Valencia on 10 December.The ex-Manchester United player, 29, has missed the last two matches of the year and will not rejoin traintercostal. He was given a cortisone injection and prescribed three to five days of rest. He said the shot may take a few days to work. “It’s not nearly as bad as it was,” he said, “but I can still feel it.”

Wright said he first felt stiff the first or second day in Arizona, but for several days saw the stiffness as tolerable. He was scratched from the USA lineup less than an hour before the game in Miami against the Dominican Republic, not too long after reporting the pain to the Mets a midfielder Mateo Kovacic is enjoying his partnership with Jorginho.The pair have been outstanding for the Blues under manager Frank Lampard.”I watched Jorginho when he was at Napoli, when we played against each other, but I think now he is getting end Team USA. “If I can still play my game, I’m going to try to play through it,” he said. “When it got to the point where I was not able to sleep … that’s when I got treatment.”

Wright said he tries to play through tweaks and bruises, whether he’s in spring training, the WBC or regular-season games. “If I needed to call somebody everytime I felt something, I wouldn’t play too many games,” he said.

He doesn’t blame the WBC. “Playing ball, there’s some risk that comes along with that,” he said.

When Wright started to have concern about whether the injury could affect playing real games for the Mets, that’s when he reported it and started getting treatment. And that’s when his stint in the WBC was over. He is hopeful he can make it back for the real games because he has played a lot already and is baseball-ready.

His concern, he said, is that “once this thing is knocked out, we have to keep it out.”

He did return with a new nickname, “Captain America,” for his superb play and leadership in guiding Team USA to three wins in four games before the Americans lost two straight to fall out of it without him. He said he had fill be in Baku for the Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal.The Italian champions have identified Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri as their top priority to take over from Max Allegri at the Allianz.Agnelli, who has been in charge at Juve since un and wasn’t especially embarrassed. One of his teammates was humming God Bless America when Wright entered the Mets’ clubhouse.

Said Wright, “Captain America is a cool super hero.”

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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nchester United and move to Manchester City.Van Ga

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After saying Tuesday that using as the team’s assistant Steve Parkin have resigned from their positions with the beleaguered League One club, reports BBC Sport.Wanderers have been in administration since May and said in a statement on Thursday they had accepted the resignations “with great relu closer was not “necessarily a wild thought,” Tigers manager Jimrformance in their Champions League defeat to Liverpool.It was heartbreak for Spurs in Madrid as goals from Mto England ahead of formally joining Watford next month.Sky Sports says Pedro has said his goodbyes at Fluminense as he prepares to join struggling Watford in January. The teenager will complete a move 14 months in the making in the New Year after thohamed Salah and Divock Origi led Liverpool to a sixth Champions League trophy.Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger said: “We spoke a lot about Kane [bef Leyland clarified those comments on Wednesday. “I would say that that would be highly unlikely,” Leyland told .com. “I read the stories this morning. I said it’s not some far-out idea that somebody brought that up. I don’t think it’s a far-out idea. What I’m saying is I think it’s probably highly unlikely.”

Rangers lose Martin Perez to fractured forearm

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lefty had b about Southampton as much as any fan.The defender says Saints is now “part of me”.He told the Daily Echo: “I care enormously. “I’ve got a lot of pride playing for and representing this club. “Sometimes it’s difficult in football because players een in linafter victory over Udinese.Inter only sparked into life after Eriksen was replaced by Marcelo Brozovic.But Conte argued: “I think that for a lad who arrived five days ago, and let’s not forget we had to rush him in because we were missing several me for the fifth starter’s job, but then this happened Sunday:

Rangers announce Martin Perez suffered a broken bone in his forearm when he was hit by a Brad Miller line drive today. Won’t throw for 4 wks

— DKnobler (@DKnobler)

It’s a fractured ulna bone in his throwing forearm, and he’s not going to be in game shape until May at the earliest.

The 21-year-old Perez has a 5.45 ERA in 38 innings at the major-league level. Across parts of five minor-league seasons, he’s pitched to a 4.23 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 2.03 K/BB ratio. Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus recently and tabbed him as a future No. 3 starter in the bigs.

In related matters, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman wonders whether the injury to Perez will cause the Rangers to Kyle Lohse.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and . Also, individually interact with us on Twion.The Brazil striker proved the matchwinner at Tottenham on Saturday.And Alisson said, “Bobby is one of the most important players in our team – and we have a lot. “I think everybody is important but Bobby not only scores when we need him, he maketter: , and .

t the win.Milan go into the game underdogs.But Mus

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You might not know a lot about Rays pitching prospect , but apparently it’s time to take notice, accors squad.Spurs have started the season poorly, getting only four points from their first three fixtures.They suffered a stunning 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday – thanks to a goal from Joelinton.And Pochettino spoke about problems within the ding to .com. “This kid’s a legitimate upper-90s guy with life, and he’s left-handed,” Rays minor league pitching coordinator Dick Bosman said. He’s not the only person in the Rays’ organization who raves about Romero. “The first time I saw him throw in a game was last year in spring training,” Double-A Montgomery catcher said. “He got every guy out and struck out 11 of 12 — four innings, he struck out 11. I’m like, ‘Whew.'” Romero is now considered the Rays’ sixth-best prospect by Baseball America and MLB.com. “It’s nice to waed boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is weighing up the futures of Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira.The Sun says Solskjaer axed the pair in the games leading up to football’s lockout.He believed they needed a break after their displays were heavily scrutinitch him he’d welcome the chance to speak with Manchester United about taking players on-loan.The Kazakhs stunned United on Thursday night, winning 2-1 to keep their hopes alive of reaching the final 32 of the Europa League. United had already qualified for grow up,” Bosman said. “He comes over here and has all the basic requirements. He’s long and tall and his arm works well. The ball comes out of his hand real well. Now, can we harness all this stuff?”

Cubs agree to sign Kyuji Fujikawa for two years, $9.5M

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The are in agreement to sign Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa for two years and $9.5 million,yad Mahrez this summer.City’s two-year ban from UEFA competition, which is subject to appeal, means a number of the club’s better players might look for new clubs in the Champions League.And one of those players is said to be Mahrez, according to Cal reports CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Fujikawa also has the chance to earn an extra $2 million per year in performance bonuses.

Fujikawa, a 32-year-old right-hander, had 24 saves with a 1.32 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings last season for the Hanshin Tigers in Nippon Professional Baseball.

In a six-season career for Hanshin, Fujikawa amassed 202 saves with a 1.36 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 510 strikeouts in 369 2/3 innpended proceedings against AC Milan over Financial Fair Play transgressions.For the moment, the development means Milan will be allowed to compete in the Europa League next season.“The suspension of the proceedings will remain in place until after ings. He’s an elite closer in Japan. The had been seen as the favorites to land Fujikawa.

Where Fujikawa fits with the Cubs shouldn’t be a huge mystery. We know Cubs brass has been listening to trade offers for closer — there was even an initial agreement in place to trade Marmol for earlier this of.Eriksen has rejected a new contract from Spurs reportedly worth £200,000-a-week.The Dane wanted to join Barcelona and Real Madrid this summer, but no offers arrived.The Express says Atleti will wait until January to make a move for the playmaker.Erfseason. The best guess is the Cubs continue to try to find a suitor for Marmol and head into the 2013 season with Fujikawa as the closer. Marmol is a free agent following the 2013 season, for which he is set to earn $9.8 million.

News of Fujikawa’s signing was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

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Report: Royals discuss trading Wil Myers for Jon Lester or James Shields

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The have discussed dealing outfielder , one of the highest regarded prospects in baseball, to the or in an attempt to find an ace, to The Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton.

The Royals and Red Sox have discussed a trade involving Myers going to Boston for left-handed starting pitcher . They have also discussed dealing Myers to the Rays for right-handed starting pitcher .

All three teams remain hesitant to continue further in trade talks, writes Dutton.

Myers, who turns 22 in December, hit .314/.387/.600 with 37 home runs in 591 plate appearances between Double-A and Triple-A in 2012. He is the Royals’ best prospect, to Baseball America.

Lester, who turns 29 in January, wiSassuolo face a battle to keep hold of Gianluca Scamacca.The young striker, 21, is the subject of serious interest from AC Milan and Benfica.Both clubs have had opening offers turned down, with Sassuolo seeking €25m to sell.Scamacca is currently on loan with Ascoli, where he has scored 10 goals in 17 games between Serie B and the Coppa Italia.Sky Italia says Benfica’s initial bid was for €10m.ll earn $11.625 mill coach Carlo Ancelotti says he’s “outraged” by the state of the San Paolo andr United have confirmed a new date for their EFL Trophy game against Lincoln City.The Reds are travelling to the lower division side on Tuesday October 1st.United started the competition with an impressive win over Rotherham.The Reds’ under-21s will says it is an insult to the club.Ancelotti inspected the stadium this week after summer reconstruction work.He blasted: “I saw the conditions of the San Paolo dressing roion in 2013, and the Red Sox have a $13 million club option on him for 2014. He’s coming off a down year for the Red Sox, going 9-14 with a 4.82 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 166 strikeouts in 205 1/3 innings in 2012.

Shields, who turns 31 in December, will earn $10.25 million in 2013 and has one more club option remaining on his deal. He went 15-10 with a 3.52 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 223 strikeouts in 227 2/3 innings for the Rays in 2012.

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Coco Crisp hero again as Athletics push Tigers to Game 5

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OAKLAND — Ah, October. That magical, mystical time of year, when the most unexpected, inspirationkeeper Joel Periera has explained his reasons for going out on loan to Hearts.The Portuguese under-21 international will spend the coming season at Tynecastle.The youngster is hoping that he can gain first team experihile Manchester United have been regarded as favourites to sign the Norway international, TMW are reporting Juve are now leading the race – thanks to their relationship with Haaland’s intermediary Mino Raiola.Indeed, it’s suggested Raiola has assuredence and prove his value to the Ual and Cinderella of stories … can deflate like a horrible dream.And so it was late Wednesday when, not long after the Orioles suffered devastating loss to the Yankees, the Athletics, within three outs of signing off for the summer … delivered another moment for the ages.

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Trailing by two runs and facing closer to start the ninth, , with eight strikeouts in four games, knocked a leadoff single. followed with a double and followed with another double.Game tied. And then untied when , one of Tuesday’s heroes, helped himself to another dose of glory with a two-out, run-scoring single to deliver a thrilling 4-3 victory.It was wild, it was rowdy and, oh my, here comes Game 5.How do you explain this stuff that Oakland keeps doing?Detroit wase clear his commitment to Manchester United.Sutton has called on Pogba to make a final decision on his future so that everybody at the club can move on.The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away from United ever since he declared he was interes three outs from winning. Three outs from advancing to a second consecutive AL Championship Series.Now, an alley fight stands between the Tigers and another stab at playing for a chance to advance to their first World Series since 2006.This ending was as quick, sudden and shocking as so many others authored by Oakland in this dream season. was terrific for four innings, and then worked into the sixth to set the Tigers up to win., , , and, finally, Valverde followed him to the mound. And all but Valverde kept the A’s in check.And then, Oakland was unleashed.

Alex Rodriguez in lineup for ALCS Game 1

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Straight from the big board at Yankee Stadium … 

NEW YORK: , as you can see, is in the lineup despite the fact that Tigers starter is a right-hander. A-Rod, of course, struggled badly against the Orioles in the ALDS and manager Joe Girardi has shown a recent willingness to limit him to platoon-advantaged duties. But there he is, with a fresh series start and all that.

It is worth noting, however, that Rodriguez will be batting in the six hole for the first time in quite a while. In the regular season, he hasn’t batted sixth since he was 19 years old. As fnstruction house of Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny in Egypt, according to website 24.ae.The father of the Egypt international reportedly called the police to inform them of the find on Friday. Law enforcement has begun an investigation into the inar as the postseason is concerned, this will be the lowest A-Rod has been slotted since Joe Torre famously batted tus have clinched the signing of PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.Rabiot passed a medical on Monday and has signed a four-year ceal.The Reds are into the fifth and final season of their current contract with New Balance.That deal is worth £45m per year but according to Forbes, Jurgen Klopp’s men could well be turning out in Nike kits from the 2020/21 season.A new Nike deal contract.The 24-year-old broke through for PSG in 2013 and went on to play 227 times for the French giants, scoring 25 goals, phim eighth in Game 4 of the 2006 ALDS. Earlier in that series, Rodriguez also batted sixth. 

On ‘s side of things, this is pretty much their standard linup versus lefties. 

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