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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.

ty attacker Raheem Sterling this summer.The Sun sa

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is not as bad as all the whiny, griping fans make him out to be. In 2010 and 2011, Wells hit 56 total home runs. He would have hit 25 last year had aly Giuseppe Conte adm-Korean-star-forward-Hwang-Hee-chan-starring-Red-Bull-Salzburg.html”>Daily MailArsenal-scouting-South-Korean-star-forward-Hwang-Hee-chan-starring-Red-Bull-Salzburg.html”> says Arsenal and Crystal Palace are among the Premier League clubs keeping a clits they may call for the suspension of all Serie A matches next weekend.Coronavirus concerns led to a raft of games being scrapped this past weekend.There were four Serie A matches postponed on Sunday, Inter-Sampdoria, Atalantainjury and Mike Trout not struck. indicates that his batting average is due for a correction (up!).

He’s still a decent defender and can steal 6-8 bases. Wells somehow gained the stigma of being “finished” when he failed to play up to expectations in 2011 after signing a massive contract with the Angels. But it’s created a caricature that simply isn’t accurate. Deep mixed leaguers may want to consider Wells — who has hit 25 or more home runs five times in his career — as an option in the last couple of rounds. Moving to a frien Kovacic has withdrawn from Croatia’s upcoming Euro2020 qualifiers against Slovakia and Azerbaijan.The Chelsea midfielder picked up a knock in Saturday’s draw with Sheffield United.Kovacic has started all but one of Chelsea’s five matches in all compdlier park and into a situation where he’ll play every day (until at least May) suddenly makes Wells a sneaky draft pick for 2013.  

after undergoing a hernia operation.The 28-year-o

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reliever was removed from play Saturday when he bruised his middle finger while reaching for a batted ball with his bare hand, but he expects to make his next scheduled appearance Tuesday.

“It’s a little bruise,” he told the Tampa Tribune. “I should be fine.”

Farnsworth s a massive offer on the table from China.The Mirror says Willian was offered a £17.8m move to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua which could have netter him more than £30m.But the Brazil ace, currently at the Copa America, has now interest in accepting thalso indicated that he would have remained in the game had it occured during the regular season. He appears on track tays Villa are pondering a January movre ready to move for Benfica centre-half Pedro Álvaro and left-back Nuno Tavares.Everton boss Marco Silva is a fan of both youngsters, with Alvaro the priority.Alvaro is a ball-playing centre-half, but being tied to Benfica until 2023, Everton will e for Kamara.The 23-year-old Finland international, formerly of Arsenal, has impressed for the Scottish Premiership side this season having joined them from Dundee at the start of the year.He has caught the eye ono be available opening day.

ks.Thierry Henry took charge of MLS side Montreal

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pitcher was able to stretch out his start against the Rockies in Tuesday’s Cactus League contest. He allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits over six innings of work. Th the summer transfer window, failing to complete deals for Christian Eriksen, Paulo Dybala and Bruno Fernandes.This was after the club broke the world-record fee for a defender when they bought Harry Maguire from Leicester, and Saha thinks the Red Dee right-hander also struck out two and walked one. Guthrie has a 5.25 ERA through three spring starts with six strikeouts in 12 innve to England this week.Sanson has been linked with several Premier League clubs throughout the summer transfer window. West Ham were pushing to sign him earlier in the marited.Orlandelli had previously spent 10 years in north London as a South American scout under Arsene Wenger.The Brazilian is credited with bringing in the likes of Denilson and Carlos Vela.He had also been working with the Brazilian Football Federatiket. La Provence says Everton and Crystal Palace are in talks with OM for the ings pitched.

ead of Scotland, it has been revealed.The 16-year-

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Giants starting pitcher worked three scoreless innings during San Francisco’s Cactus League contest against Arizona on Sunday. Zito rebounded from a poor showing in his spring debut when he served in a relief role las thendan Rodgers has admitted to being disappointed by their January transfer window.The Foxes manager was hoping to bolster his squad as they push to finish in the top four of the league.Rodgers knows that his team will face tough tests in the second ha view of Michael Chopra.The Leicester City star is on the verge of getting national team recognition.He is impressing for Brendan Rodgers at Leicester. Choudhury is a key member of the club’s midfield alongside Wilfried Ndidi.And Chopra thinks tst Wednesday and permitted just two singles to the Diamondbgreatest players in Chelsea’s history during his long and illustrious career, Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge having signed a three-year contract.The 41-year-old, who left Derby County, said: “I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as heaacks. He finished with two strikeouts and did issue a walk as he chipped his ERA down to 3.86 after his first exhibition start.

ith the effort that Mesut Ozil has been showing in

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

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?”

David Price loves his Rays and his beard (but is he serious?)

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — There’s no way was serious.

Or maybe he was.

There’s no way Price would rule out signing with the Yankees simply because he might need to shave off his beard.

Or maybe he would.

There’s a real chance it won’t matter, anyway. While there’s no chance that the low-budget Rays will sign Price to a long-term contract, it’s veelino.The Sun says the Gunners board are drawing up a list of potential targets to replace Unai Emery after swinging the axe yesterday.One name on the shortlist is 54-year-old Marcelino who was dismissed from Valencia in September.The Spaniard achievry likely that they’ll trade him next winter to a team that can (and will).

It may well be that Pilson is dead against the VAR coming to the Premier League.Wilson was denied a goal in England’s shootout win over Nations League opponents Switzerland.Wilson told Sky Sports: “Obviously I’m disappointed not to score the winner. It’s going to be likerice has little more chance of reaching free agency (he’d be eligible after the 2015 season) than Justin Verlander or Clayton Kershaw do.

Still, there will be a time when Price has more of a choice as to where he plays. So would he really eliminate the Yankees based on their rules against facial hair?

Price tried to do some damage control on Thursday morning, calling the Yankees “the best organization in baseball” and saying anything could happen by the time he becomes a free agent.

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“That’s three years down the road,” he said. “My hair might fall out by then.”

But a day after to Jon Paul Morosi of Foxsports.com created something of a Twitter and talk-radio firestorm (“I’m hearing the most hateful things,” Price said), what was perhaps most interesting is that Price didn’t really back down.

He didn’t deny saying it. He didn’t deny meaning it.

“I love this thing,” he said, running his fingers across his beard. “It’s not [coming off]. It’s a part of me.”

What’s more, when he started talking about the Yankees, he quickly mentioned that he had never really been a Yankee fan growing up.

“I never ests no formal offer has yet been fielded for their €222m star.Leonardo said, “We have not received any offers. But we had, it’s true, very superficial contacts … With FC Barcelona? Yes.”If Neymar has expressed his desires for departure? It’s cleanvisioned myself in pinstripes,” he said, pointing out that while growing up in Tennessee, the Braves and Cubs were the teams that he saw most on television. “They’re a great organization, but I never aspired to be a New York Yankee.”

Look, we’ve all seen how money can change a player’s visions and aspirations (and facial hair). It would be silly to say there’s no way that Price would ever end up with the Yankees, facial-hair regulations or no regulations (and who knows if someday those rules would change).

But here’s why this episode is worth more than just a passing mention:

Unlike Felix Hernandez, he hasn’t signed a long-term deal. Unlike Verlander and Kershaw, he’s unlikely to get it from the team he’s with.

As long as he’s a Ray, deep-pocket teams like the Yankees can dream that Price will be free agent in three years.

For now, Price is saying that those deep pockets won’t be enough to sway him.

“It’s about being comfortable where you play,” he said. “The last thing I want to think is that I’m signing a long-term deal — regardless of the money — and not having the feeling I have here.”

Price knows that making his beard/Yankees feelings public probably wasn’t the best move. He knows why his agent, Bo McKinnis, called him after the story came out (which is why he didn’t return the call).

He also said, “I can’t rule out anybody.”

He’s just prefer a team like the Rays, where manager Joe Maddon’s dress code is simple: “As long as you think you look hot.”

“Beards, earrings, tattoos, we like it all,” Maddon said. We definitely promote individualism around here.”

Price loves it. He’ll love it, for one more season, until the Rays trade him.

“I have my beard for at least another year,” he said

So he would shave it off to go to the Yankees?

No, he didn’t say that. Not at all.

Is he serious?

We might not know for another three years — if then.

d is on track.The Evening Chronicle reports they’v

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The Nationals signed former reliever to a minor league deal Wednesday, and according to CSNWashington.com, they intendchester United defender Harry Maguire has urged fans to judge him over the long-term.Maguire, who became the world’s most expensive defender with his £80m summer switch from Leicester, has endured a difficult start to his United career.”I think it’s to use him as a first baseman. Owings attempted to convert to being a position player last season while on a dBarcelona are moving for SD Aucas wing-back Diego Palacios.The exciting Ecuador U20 international is already the subject of an offer from Barca.Mundo Deportivo says Barca have made an opening bid for Palacios – though will have to go higher after Aucas turned the offer down.The youngster can leave for a price of €5m.Palacios spent this past season in Europe on-loan with Willem II in Holland.isabled list stint with the Padres, but elbow surgery ultimately ended his season and his case a top four finish.They play Watford at home on Sunday with the final league game to come after the Europa League second leg. That is away at Leicester.”We are going to take one after the other one,” said Giroud. “We have our destiny in our hands onversion attempt. In 205 career at-bats, Owings has a .283 batting average with nine home runs and 35 RBI.

b, it has been revealed.The Argentine was sacked b

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MLB.com reports Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington expects DH (Achilles) to be ready for opening day after meeting with the veteran slugger in the Dominican Rrom Barcelona.Reports claimed that the La Liga champions are planning a £70million swoop for the striker this summer.It has been suggested that the Catalan side could offer Arsenal both Andre Gomes and Samuel Umtiti to tempt Unai Emery into acceptinepublic last week. However, Cherington wasn’t sure what Ortiz’s status would be at the begi stunned at an angry tirade from Charlie Austin about manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.Austin, 30, unleashed a dressing room tirade about Hasenhuttl after he learned he was not going on the club’s pre-season tour.He is training with the under-23 players as tnning of spring training. “He’s hitting and doing his agility and starting to run,” Cherington said Monday in an inrez was delighted to feature in victory over Real Betis.The 5-2 win marked Perez’s home debut.“I am very happy to be able to help the team and for everything that is happening. Debuting at Camp Nou is always very special for someone from the house terview with Network Radio. “He’s . We’ll see where he is as we report 10 days from now or so and take it from there. We don’t have any reason to think he won’t be in our lineup on opening day.”

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.

Hal Steinbrenner issues statement on Yankees losing ALCS

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The were just swept in the ALCS — and pretty well dominated throughout the series — so that means it’s time for , many Yankees fans to call for mass changes to the organization and for a Steinbrenner to give us his thoughts.

Sure enough, managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner has released the following statement. He seems a bit less angry than his father would have been, but that’s pure conjecture.

Anyway, here is the full statement:

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“I want to thank our passionate fans for their support this season.

“We fell short of our singular and constant goal, which is a World Series Championship. However, I am proud of the accomplishments of this year’s team. We earned the best record in the American League and were one of the four teams to advance to the League Championship Series, despite having to overcome and fight through a series of long-term injuries to a number of our key players.

“Make no mistake, this was a bitter end to our year, and we fully intend to examine our season in its totality, assess all of our strengths and weaknesses and take the necessary steps needed to maintain our sole focus of winning the World Series in 2013. Great teams –and organizations — use disappointment as a motivation for future improvements and success. In the days, weeks and months ahead, we plan to do what’s necessary to return this franchise to the World Series.

“Nothing has changed. Nothing will change. My family — and our organization — has a long-standing commitment to provide all of our fans a championship-caliber team year after year.

“W on snapping up the 21-year-old midfielder, who made his Premier League breakthrough last season, with Newcastle putting a £50million price-tag on his head.”You never want to lose your best young players, and I think we’ve made it pretty evident thae may have fallen short yesterday but we never feel sorry for ourselves and never make excuses. We already are beginning the process to find a way to win our 28th World Championship.

“I want to congratulate Mike Ilitch, Dave Dombrowski, Jim Leyland, and the . They certainly proved worthy of representing the American League in the World Series, and are well deserving of this honor.”

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis snapped in apparent Manchester United gear ahead of his move from Crystal Palace being confirmed.United will announce the signing of the 21-year-old from Crystal Palace on Friday.Wan-Bissaka coy midfielder Phil Foden admits the title race could be decided this month.City are now 11 points runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.“We are all gutted in the changing room,” Foden said after Saturday’s draw at Newcastle United.”We wanted to gmpleted his medical on Thursday, and he is now set to be, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

n training.The Mali international has been out sin

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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.

Remember this? Davey Johnson believed playoffs or bust for Nationals in February

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The clinched a , marking the first time Washington, D.C., has a postseason team since FDR was living in the White House — 1933, to be exact.

Who saw this coming? The Nationals’ manager, for one.

“We should make tudio Marchisio has paid tribute to Zenit St Petersburg after his departure this week.The midfieldeery pleased for Adam Lallana after the latter scored their equaliser against Manchester United on Sunday.The Englishman came off the bench to change the game in the Reds’ favour, allowing them to get a foothold in midfield that led to their equaliserr was allowed to come off contract on. MondayMarchisio took to social media to thank Zenit and their fans.”You guys really gave me a lot in a difficult he playoffs,” Johnson said in late February (). “There’s no doubt in my mind.”When asked if the season would be considered a failure if the Nats didn’t make the playoffs, Johnson didn’t relent. “No question in ego Godin has enjoyed his first months with coach Antonio Conte.Both men were signed by Inter this summer.“Conte and Diego Simeone are two Coaches with great characters,” the former Atletico Madrid defender told Marca.“Inter have built around Conmy mind,” Johnson said, “and they can fire me.”

It should be noted that the Nats’ big season isn’t a complete shock, but it’s still pretty surprising. I believed the Nationals were very well set up for a breakout season … in 2013. With the innings limit, injuries to and , still only 19 years old and playing in what looked like it would be a very tough NL East, it just appeared the Nationals needed another year of maturity.

Instead, here they are. Just as their manager said they should be.

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Weirdest stat line from 18-inning game belongs to Miguel Olivo

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When a game lad Chelsea must not be reactionary in next month’s transfer market.The Blues have seen a two-transfer window embargo lifted, meaning they can participate in dealings in January.Lampard is expected to aby Maurizio Sarri as the former Chelsea manager negotiated his move to Juventus.The Mirror says Chelsea appear to be moving on quickly from Sarri with the last of the Italian’s possessions having been removed from their training ground in Cobham.The dd depth and experience to his squad, but says anysts 18 innings, there are bound to be plenty of baseball oddities. Tuesday night’s — OK, Wednesday morning’s — marathon game between the and Mariners in Seattle was chock full of weird circumstances. But there was one I loved the most.

Entering the game, Mariners catcher had struck out 77 times and walked just four.

During this game, though, Olivo drew three walks and did not strike out a single time in his first seven plate appearances.

This coming on a night when Mariners hitters struck out 18 times. Olivo strikes out just about once every four at-bats this season, yet he avoided the punch-out for 17 innings before finally succumbing to being himself in the 18th.

Mariners hitters only drew six walks. Entering the game, Olivo drew one walk about every 48 plate appearances. Yet he drew three on this night.

Not only that, but Olivo’s two-run homer in the fourth inning amounted to the only runs the Mariners could muster in 18 innings.ad received the Legion of Honour from French president Emmanuel Macron.Macron awarded the players and coaching staff the Chevaliers de la Légion d’Honneur, which is the country’s highest level of civil merit.The current France squad, which features

Obviously the big story here is the amazing Orioles and their penchant for winning close games and in extra innings, but oddities are fun, too. And Olivo gave us quite the stat-line, under the circumstances.

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