Jadon Sancho.England star Sancho, 19, continues t


As exphat he can trim his squad in the coming weeks.The Saints have a bloated squad, but there are several players who are not a part of the manager’s long term plans.However, Hasenhuttl believes that several moves will happen in the coming weeks, allowingected, the shipped shortstop to Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday, according to the team’s official website. Gordon hit .206 with a .386 on-base percentage and a .20e award for Goal of the Month for February.The Czech Republic international scored with a stunning strike in the away victory over Southampton.It capped off an impressive comeback for Vydra after he was almost sold in January.Matej Vydra has been cho6 slugging in 20 Cactus League g Milner will renew with Liverpool this summer.That is according to Steve Nicol, who believes there is no chance of Milner leaving on a free transfer.The English midfielder is out of contract, but given his value to the club, Nicol thinks he will exteames before he was sent down.

Trading Rick Porcello would be a mistake


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.


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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alph Hasenhuttl admits Mario Lemina could leave in


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).

pool fullback Andy Robertson has rubbished claims


Braves pitcher had a on how they stunned Liverpool last month.A 3-0 defeat at Vicarage Road for Jurgen Klopp’s champions-in-waiting was their first in a staggering 44 matches. Victory for Watford had sent shock waves around the Premier League. ffield United boss Chris Wilder.The Daily Mail says Swansea City boss Graham Potter is the priority for Brighton after the sacking of Chris Hughton.But if Potter does turn down Brighton, the club would be keen to speak to Wilder. The Sheffield United”We noticed that they comm so-so day against the Mets on Monday, giving up two runs on six hitr trophies in six years as a Liverpool player, before returning to Anfield as manager in the 90s, retired from the game 13 years ago. He said: “There are people in football now who are trying to reinvent the wheel, coming up with new terminology, ps and a walk in four innings. He struck out two.

an ankle injury blew his career at Manchester Uni


MASNsports.com reports Nationals prospect is in good spirits as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgerletico Madrid attackeross Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to give the players the hairdryer treatment following defeat by West Ham.The Red Devils were comfortably beaten 2-0 by the Hammers at the London Stadium on Sunday, and Solskjaer’s problems are starting to mount up.Aft Antoine Griezmann.The 28-year-old forward had been expected to join the Catalan giants ever since he announced he would be leaving Atletico in May.Barcelona have signed Griezmann from La Liga rivals Atletico after paying his 12y, which kept him out last season. “Great man, I feel great,” Solis said. “Stronger than ever, actually. It’s almost as if (the torn UCL) didn’t happen.” Solis has been long tossing and hopes to throw off a mound shortly. He isn’t expected to break camp with a minor-league affiliate, but it might not be long after before he resumes his career. ung was thrilled to be part of Inter Milan’s 4-2 triumph over AC Milan.The former Manchester United captain started the game on Sunday.”I think it was an incredible feeling,” Young told talkSPORT.“You could see the way we celebrated after the game “I play catch with a changeup right now. I could spin off a few (breaking balls) if I wanted, but right now we’re just kind of focusing on extension and getting out there and finding that stress in the elbow that’s going to be there off the mound,” Solis said.

Report: Angels sign Bill Hall to minor-league deal


The have signed 2B/OF to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training, to FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal.

Hall made 14 plate appearances for the Orioles in 2012, hitting a solo home run and a single to go with graaf says despite only arriving last summer from Club America, the Mexico midfielder is set to be on the move at the end of this season.And a move to London could be on for Alvarez, where Spurs are keen.Both Tottenham and LA Galaxy made attempts forfive walks, good for a .222/.500/.566 line. He spent most of the season at Triple-A Norfolk (Va.), hitting .246/.300/.430 with 15 home runs in 370 plate appearances.

Hall has also made more than 250 career plate appearances at shortstop and third base, but he hasn’t played the former since 2006 or the latter regularly since 2009.

He has played the role of major-league journeyman since the Brewers, the team that drafted him, traded him to the Mariners in 2009 for minor-league pitcher Ruben Flores. The Mariners traded Hall to the Red Sox for first baseman Casey Kotchman the following offseason, and Hall made appearances ager Frank Lampard wants to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga with Nick Pope.Arrizabalaga was dropped by Lampard for Saturday’s draw with Leicester City.The Englishman has become fed up with Arrizabalaga’s form and wants to sign a replacement in the summer.Twith the Astros and Giants in 2011.

For more up-to-the-minute for Eden Hazard.HLN says Chelsea are staying strong in the negotiations to recoup as much as possible from the transfer fee, and have rejected two initial offers. This is a key transfer week for Florentino Pérez.The first offer, of €100m was madenews and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow.

Real Madrid veteran Marcelo expects Keylor Navas t


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

uary transfer window.United missed out on a midfie


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.

Ranking the five worst owners in baseball: An ode to Miami’s Jeffrey Loria


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In light of the once again staging a pathetic fire sale, I figured the time was right to rank the worst owners in baseball. And, yes, I guess this is a spoiler alert for who is going to be sitting atop the rankings, but who cares? Jeffrey Loria deserves all the crap he’s going to be getting the next several weeks (months?).

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Anyway, we’ll get to him in a second. For now, we’ll attempt to line up the four owners/ownership groups who suck, but just don’t suck nearly as bad as Loria.

We’ll do this while longing for 30 owners like Detroit’s Mike Ilitch.

That the Orioles made an improbable playoff run this past season does not relieve Angelos for what he’s done to this once-proud franchise over the past 15 years. Buck Showalter and his players get the credit for the magical 2012s Atletico de Madrid in Saturday lunchtime’s Spanish capital ‘derby at the Santiago Bernabeu.One of the most historic club rivalries in all of world football has become even hotter in recent years. What’s more, this weekend’s game could have a huge s season, notd virtually no contact with owner Mike Ashley during his stint at the club.When news broke that recently departed Toon boss Rafa Benitez did not even know about his official departure until a club statement released onto social media, Allardyce was n Angelos. I’ll need to see an extended run of playoff berths before thinking Angelos is good at owning an .

Remember when the Indians used to go to the playoffs every year? It wasn’t that long ago, but it sure seems like it. The Dolans bought the team in 2000 and the Indians have made the playoffs only once since 2001. They have traded CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee since then, though. Cry small market if you wish, but Dolan bought the club for $323 million in 2000 and Forbes magazine values the club at $410 million now. Also, the Reds, Cardinals and Brewers play in smaller TV markets. They seem to do OK.

If there’s anything fans in a great baseball city like Kansas City hate, it’s frugality. Glass has refused for years to put much money into the on-field product, instead content to stare at the not-in-the-red bottom line and enjoy the revenue sharing checks. He has said and the Royals did trade for . So maybe he will move off this list soon. We’ll see.

The Mets should be one of baseball’s powerhouse franchises, residing in by far the largest media market. Yes, they share the market with the uber-powerful Yankees, but it’s New York. Two teams can easily succeed as elite franchises there (In fact, I’d argue that a third team could be supported — the Brooklyn Marlins, perhaps? I kid, I kid.) Instead, the Mets toil underhe Championship club.The former Norwich City, West Ham and Wales full-back replaces Jose Gomes, who was sacked last week after less than 10 months in charge.The 55 year old has spent most of his coaching career working under Mark Hughes, most recentl a mass of financial questions, stemming at least partially from the Wilpons’ involvement with ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff. It’s actually amazing that the Wilpons aren’t No. 1 here now that Frank McCourt doesn’t own the Dodgers anymore. Then again. …

First, . Miller nailed it. Good lord, for years we heard they just needed a new stadium. Then they got one, using taxpayer money to help get the job done. And now after just one year in their luxurious new digs, it’s another firesale. Embarrassing. Let us also not forget it was Loria who ruined the Montreal Expos. So I guess we can say he ruined two franchises. Let’s hope it stops there. He needs to sell this ballclub and never own one again.

Bob Nuttig, Pirates; the Monfort family, Rockies; Lew Wolff, A’s; and Hiroshi Yamauchi of the Mariners, simply because he’s never attended a game of the team he owns. Also, I almost threw in Frank McCourt just because I felt like he deserved it.

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n training.The Mali international has been out sin


The Cubs claimed pitcher off waivers from the Twins Wednesday and designated caa defender Jean-Clair Todibo has detailed their plans for next season.The defender has been linked with Napoli ahead of the summer market.”I have spoken to Barcelona, and nothing has been decided about [Todibo’s] future,” Tobido’s agent Bruno Satin stcher for assignment. Gutierrez went 2-2 with a 5.06 ERA in 10 appearances for boss Simone Inzaghi insists they didn’t deserve defeat to Inter Milan on Wednesday night.Danilo D’Ambrosio’s header proved the winner, with Inter goalkeeper Samir Ha winger Daniel Podence is attracting interest from Arsenal.Podence fired eight goals and nine assists for Olympiacos last season, and has netted two for the Greek side already this term.The left winger was a handful for Tottenham as they blew a 2-0 lndanovic outstanding.“We did well in the first half and the only thing we really goTriple-A Rochester last season.

Arturo Vidal admits he’s frustrated over his situa


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.

Rumor roundup: Braves, Rangers, Angels, White Sox want starting pitching


It’s the worst-kept secret in baseball: the , , and are looking for top-tier pitching. And the are in the mix, too. 

The Braves remain focused on adding “a top-flight starting pitcher” before Tuesday’s 4:00 p.m. EST non-waiver trade deadline, .com’s Mark Bowman. Here’s more from Bowman, about a funny moment on the Braves’ team bus: When Braves general manager Frank Wren got on the team bus before Wednesday afternoon’s game against the , greeted him by audibly saying “” multiple times while coughing.The Braves will assess their options over the next few days, Bowman wrote, and will stay in the loop on both and . Especially Dempster, if his desired trade to the doesn’t end up happening. The Braves have also shown interest in the services of ‘s , and the ‘ , but the price tag on those two is out of Atlanta’s range, for now. The Rangers have a trade deadline wish-list, and atop it is Zack Greinke, CBSSports.com’s Danny Knobler. After Greinke is Josh Johnson, then Shields, and then bullpen help help, with moving to the bullpen if Texas lands a starter.The White Sox want Greinke, too, badly, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, but they’ll only land him if they send major-league talent to , because their farm system doesn’t stack up against Texas’, Atlanta’s, or evplayer-coach in January from MLS side DC United, reports BBC Sport.The 33-year-old forward, who is Manchester United and England’s all-time record goalscorer, will join the Rams on an initial 18-month contract.He signed for Washington-based DC from Een the Ane will continue to work hard at Liverpool, despite having his request for a transfer denied.The Belgian aired his desire to leave Anfield throughout last season after serving as the club’s back-up goalkeeper behind Alisson.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp saidgels’. The Rangers aren’t just looking to oud was on target again for France in Monday’s 1-1 draw with Turkey.The Chelsea striker was brought on as a substitute in the 72nd and took just four minutes to turn the game on its head, heading home Antoine Griezmann’s corner at the near post.It waadd to their rotation, but also their bullpen, and are one of a number of teams interested in , ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick.

Cubs call up Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters


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The future is taking shape in Chicago, as the have called up toper United after the friendly win against Perth Glory.Second-half goals from Marcus Rashford and James Garner proved decisive at the Optus Stadium.Pogba provided the assist for Rashford in his first game since stating a desire to leave Old Trafford, a prospects Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, . Jackson and Vitters will join the big-league club in .

The 24-year-old Jackson, a late-first-round choice out of Cal-Berkeley in 2009, has hit .256/.338/.479 for Triple-A Iowa this season. In parts of four minor-league seasons, Jackson has a career batting line of .282/.379/.488 with 91 steals. Jackson is capable of manning center on a regular basis, and he figures to develop power as he matures. His biggest challenge will be to make consistent contact against the best pitchers in the world.

As for Vitters, the 22-year-old third baseman was the fourth-overall choice of the 2007 draft. This season, he’s enjoyed his strongest campaign to date: .304/.356/.513 with 17 homers and 32 doubles in 110 games for Triple-A Iowa. Vitters has improved defensively to the point United Double winner Andrei Kanchelskis has questioned the quality of the current team’s young players.Kanchelskis was reacting to last week’s Europa League defeat at Asle Rugani.Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to find a new centre-half signing for January and the Telegraph says his search has led him to Italy.Juve have made Rugani available after he’s found himself frozen out this season by coach Maurizio Sarri.tana, where United fielded a record young XI.He told Sports: “Manchester United that he should be able to stick at the hot corner long-term. But will he be able to recognize and handle major-league breaking stuff?

Coming into this season, Jackson ranked 38th on , while Vitters didn’t appear in the top 60.

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Report: Nationals after a starting pitcher


The are looking to acquire a , but they don’t want to give up a lot, according to .com’s William Ladson. 

Since the Nats don’t want to part with any significant prospects, Ladson estimates their chances for , or are under 50 percent. 

Dempster, of course, may soon be unavailable based on whethani Alves has taken to Instagram in the attempt to find a new club.Alves, 36, is available aftboss Thiago Motta.Juve meet Genoa tonight, which will mark Motta’s second game in charge.Sarri stated: “Thiago Motta’s experience in Serie A (as a manager) started a few days ago. There was only one match and a nice win. After the equaliser, they plaer leaving PSG at the expiration of his contract.The Brazilian led his country to Copa America glory this summer but that has, as yet, failed to earn him a er he accepts a deal to the . 

Though the Nats rotation has been a team strength, the team could be looking for another starter when reaches his innings limit. 

Ladson also that the Nationals are not looking to acquire any position players at the deadline.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and Navin Vaswani, follow feared he had KILLED Chelsea legend John Terry.The Gunners are preparing to face London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final later this month. Playing in the 2007 League Cup final, Terry was knocked out when Diaby tried to clear a corner kick.  .

A Torre-Jeter reunion in 2012 WBC? Plenty of decisions to make


Joe Torre, whose duties as executive vice-president of baseball operations already include overseeing umpires and reviewing disputed official scoring decisions, now adds one more job to his bucket:Managing Team USA next March in the World Baseball Classic, a tournament in which the United States has .”I’m going to have to be careful when I argue with the umpires,” Torre quipped on a conference call Thursday afternoon shortly after his selection as manager was announced. “I may have to bring them a drink of water or something.”Torre’s other duties for Commissioner Bud Selig will not cease. Rather, he’ll be one extremely busy 72-year-old “retiree.”And though Davey Johnson, 69, wound up parlaying the WBC managing gig in 2009 — Team USA was eliminated in the semi-finals — into a re-entry into the majors piloting the Nationals, Torre says he has no aspirations to do th Raul is delighted taking the Castilla job.Raul was named new coach of Castilla last week, having been promoted by the Juvenil B team.”I am very happy and excited for this opportunity that the club gives me after achieving the (coaching) license and e same.He’s done as full-time manager, he said.”First of all, I don’t miss it,” Torre said. “So the question could be, ‘Why are you doing this?’ This is certainly different.”What happens managing a big-league ballclub is it’s a commitment for 12 months a year. I didn’t feel I could give people a fair shake in doing that. This is an opportunity, once presented, I felt honored by. I have no ambition to audition for another job.”Winning the WBC and returning players to their original clubs in “better” shape than he took them will dfielder has hailed the “inexhaustible” work ethic of Liverpool’s front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.“[Jordan] Henderson and [James] Milner know how to transmit motivation. The team is receptive because it’s very professiobe his two priorities, Torre said.”I think I’m going to have to give them back players in better shape than when they left because they’ll be ready to start the season,” Torre said. “My priority is to make sure I can assure the managers of that. … I was always skeptical when my players left me, because I lost control over them. …”I have to make sure managers and general managers know that [their players] will be in shape and a little further along tha defender Jean-Clair Todibo has detailed their plans for next season.The defender has been linked with Napoli ahead of the summer market.”I have spoken to Barcelona, and nothing has been decided about [Todibo’s] future,” Tobido’s agent Bruno Satin san when we took them because it will be later in spring training.”Torre has yet to name a coaching staff, let alone pick a team. He acknowledged the potential for a reunion with shortstop , the captain during Torre’s years.”Obviously, Derek is special,” Torre said. “Everything he does, he does one way: Go out do the best he can to try and win a ballgame.”Beyond Jeter, the thought of the Nationals’ Bryce Harper and the Angels’ Mike Trout in the same outfield is tantalizing. But we’re a long way away from locking in combinations.”I’ve always been a believer that experience is very important to any winning ballclub, but you certainly can’t ignore the number of young players who have really gotten people’s attention here in last few years,” Torre said. “I’m really looking to put a roster together that makes sense. You can pick all names people recognize, but when you try and make it work on the field, that’s when you may run into trouble.”