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rentino Perez and coach Zinedine Zidane.It’s been

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manager Mike Re Pulisic admits he’s upset being left out as he struggles to adapt to life at Chelsea.Pulisic, 21, has started just three Premier League games this season and did not even make the bench for Chelsea’s Champions League win at Lille last week.Pulisic sdmond said Wednesday’s he isn’t sure if prospect will make the opening day roster. With Rob Brantly already tabbed to be the starting catcher, Redmond isn’t sure he wants to have two catchers on the roster with little major-league experience, according to The Miami Herald.

“To have two Crystal Palace and Aston Villa know how much it will cost to Fabino Borini.AC Milan are keen to cut ties with the former Liverpool striker.Calciomercato says the Italian will cost at least €15m.Borini scored just twice in 20 appearances for Milan last season.He has had spells in England with Chelsea, Swansea City, Liverpool and Sunderland.young guys like that is not an ideal situation,” Redmond said. “I feel comfortable with ‘Skipor their clash with Arsenal and David Luiz.Luiz sealed a surprise switch from Chelsea to Arsenal last summer in an £8m deal. He will face his old club next month.“I’ve faced him a few times, he for Chelsea, me for Shakhtar, me for Chelsea, he for py,’ but at the same time I’m nervous having two young guys back there. So we’ll have to see how that plays out. All those are issues and things we have to take into account. That’s why it’s going down to the last day, to make those decisions.”

an attacking player as a youngster.The Blues centr

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first baseman hopes to reorters regarding the coronavirus.Palace are taking the COVID-19 outbreak seriously, with the club shutting down their training ground and putting a hold on the sale of season tickets for next season.Premier League play is suspended until at least Aprsume taking batting practice Tuesday, reports .comchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva turned on his teammates after their defeat at Manchester United.Ederson allowed Anthony Martial to fire United into a first half lead despite getting a hand to the France striker’s shot.In the second half his mi. The slugger hasn’t played since spraining his right index finger during his final game of the World Baseball Classic. 

Encarnacio has been hitting off a tee recently,  but has Liga this past week? Here are ten of the top stories from transfers to milestones.REAL MADRID EARN CRUCIAL DERBY VICTORYAtlético de Madrid had frustrated Real Madrid in their derby LaLiga meetings at the Bernabéu for the past six years, but Los Blanot appeared in a game since the injury. He should be ready for opening day for the Blue Jays, however.

“I feel good, I just need to start playing again and I’m going to be all right,” Encarnacion said. “I just want to make sure I’ll be ready, I don’t want to start playing early and get worse. I want to make sure that when I start playing, I want to be 100 percent.”

star winger Raheem Sterling.The Sky Blues won thei

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relief pitcher returned to camp Friday after having successful root canal surgery the previous day, the Washington Times reports. Soriano, who is entering his first season as the team’s closer, is scheduled to rsouth coast side are targeting end-of-window signings as they bid to build on their win over Brighton on Tuesday night.Watford and Newcastle are already in the hunt for Rose with the England left-back having lost his place under Jose Mjaer says Antho Aurelio de Laurentiis has confirmed they’re in talks to sign Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez.De Laurentiis admits their interest has moved to the next stage.He said, “No-one’s ever said that James isn’t right for us. On the contrary, there’s ny Martial’s return has helped Marcus Rashford’s form.Solskjaer insists that it is the return of Martial which has opened the floodgates for his young striker.“Since Anthony’s come back Marcus has blossomed, he’s probably happier facourinho.Last suesume pitching Saturday.

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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.

Led by Red Sox’s Bradley Jr., players making big progress this spring

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is a rising star that looks terrific in camp this spring. (Getty Images)

BRADENTON, Fla. – Jackie Bradley Jr. was a non-roster prospect when he got to camp, albeit a very good non-roster prospect, with what was said to be absolutely no chance to make the Red Sox team.

Now, at least, he’s in the conversation.

starting the year on the disabled list (foot) is one factor improving Bradley’s chances. But the bigger factor is the center fielder’s play, which has been nothing short of spectacular.

“I’m just trying to be a tough out, to work the counts and make the pitcher throw a lot of pitches,” the friendly, easygoing Bradley said here Monday after going one for three with a walk.

Red Sox people, who earlier were saying “no chance” to start the season in the majors, now are at least thinking about it. He is batting .436 with a .556 on-base percentage, and looking good against major-league pitching.

“I don’t see how he couldn’t be on the team? He’s been their best player all spring,” one American League scout said. (He suggests Bradley in left, with Jonny Gomez as the DH.)

“He’s their second best outfielder,’’ another scout said, meaning behind only

Lack of experience (271 total at-bats as high as Double-A) remains the issue. But it sounds like Red Sox manager John Farrell is at least thinking about it.

“For a young kid, he’s pretty polished,” Farrell said. “He has a consistent approach at the plate, and defensively, he’s very good.”

Farrell, asked directly about whether Bradley will make the team, said, “We have 10 days for [the situation] to come to a head.”

Bradley was asked if he thought he had a chance. ‘I don’t know,” he said. “I’m here. And I’m enjoying it while I’m here. I’m excited to be able to play baseball … at the next level.”

Bradley, who played in college at South Carolina and is only 22, has impressed the club with his serious approach. That goes for even the way he shags flies. His routes are impeccable, in practice and in games.

But with only a few months of experience at Double-A, management wasn’t expecting the left-handed hitter to hit like this. 

Farrell said, “He’s hit good pitching, and he’s hit left-handed pitching.”

And he might make the team, out of left field.

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After some fits and starts, he looks like the major power threat again. The tried to pry him for Alfonso Soriano this winter. No way is that happening now. “If he carries this over, he’s every bit the player they thought he was,” one scout said.

The stat guys who love him may see him rise to star status this year. Looked terrific in Giants camp, as he’s finally turning on more balls. Has four homers, 11 RBI and a .404 batting average.

He’s been sent down but he was so impressive in spring scouts were suggesting he might even be a better choice as the fifth starter than the Cardinals’ two very good candidates, and . He has hit 97 mph and has a dynamic change-up and better breaking ball than advertised. said he showed three above average pitches. “Plus, he’s a good kid,” Holliday said. Looks like the Cardinals hit the jackpot with the big right-hander outo the team before the end of this season.Klose was feared to have missed the entire campaign due to a knee injury that he suffered at the start of the season.But the 31-year-old has a chance of being back before the run in, which would greatly improv of Texas A&M, their first-round pick in 2012.

Like Wacha, he as a first-rounder in the 2012 draft, so he has only 15 professional innings under his belt. And like Wacha, he looks like a star in the making. “Electric” one scout says of his stuff. He is throwing in the mid-to-high 90s, and his breaking ball was getting better reviews than at LSU. Also, he throws across his body a bit like , so the ball is hard for batters to pick up. “With him and Dylan Bundy [the first-rounder the year before], they are going to be tough for years,’”one scout said.

He was throwing 97 to 98 mph and wowing them on the west coast of Florida. Rubby De La Rosa, the other prospects received in the big deal with the , is also getting good reviews. “That’s one heck of a trade,” noted a scout. Not to mention the fact they excised $260 million in player salaries.

He looks primed to make the jump from Double-A to replace (and ) in center field. He had a three-homer game that drew attention, but within that game, what really impressed folks was a single on a tough pitch in his last at-bat. will make the team, but only as a backup.

He’s squaring up almost everything. He has three homers, 11 RBI and a .310 batting average. He’ll probably squeeze onto a stacked Cardinals roster, but the , for one, could really use him. The lefty swinger would be a monster power source at Yankee Stadium.

He’s made the transition seamlessly, from third base to second, and should give the Padres needed extra offense.

The former No. 1 overall pick was sent out today, much to his disappointment. “He’s awesome,” catcher said. “He’s a smart kid who makes adjustments and is unafraid. He has a power fastball and a power changeup. He has a slider that’s in the works, and a curve in the works. He really fills up the strike zone.” He was throwing 92 to 96 and occasionally touching 97. “Good stuff,’’ one scout summarized. He’ll be in the majors sometime soon.

He’s being tried in the No. 2 hole, between superstars and , and he seems to be enjoying it. Batting .500 exactly (20 for 40). Two words of small caution: Nobody has better hitting conditions (in Tempe, and between Trout and Pujols), and he has a history of big spring.

Some scoffed when the Dodgers gave this rarely-seen Cuban $42 million. But it looks like it might be a steal along the lines of the deal ($36 million, four years) now. Hitting .452 over at Camelback Ranch with Dodgers.

He was sent out after a homer streak. Has to be one of the very best prospects in baseball. Cubs are stacked at shortstop.

Good thing they made room for this guy. He’s going to give the D-Backs a great speed dimension, though his one negative this spring is being thrown out on four of six steal attempts. Batting .458. He’s been “even better” than his stats raves a D-backs official.

The highly-touted LSU product is “finally healthy and made some adjustments with his setup.” Looks ready for the prime time. Hitting .387 in the desert. Another Sox outfield prospect Trayce Thompson, son of basketballer Mychal Thompson, is a great defender with an “improving bat.”

The free swinger is batting .359 as he tries to lock down the center-field job. Even better, he has five walks and a .422 on-base percentage.

Miami has three terrific minor-leaguer outfielders, including also Jake Marisnick (5 of 11 before suffering a broken hand being hit by a pitch) and Marcell Osuna, and if they’re all in the same outfield that’d be something. Yelich hit up a storm in Jupiter.

He had a huge spring, and appears to be a slight favorite to win the 2B job over . He looked serviceable defensively but the real selling point is that he should hit a ton for a second baseman.  Hitting .410 this spring.

Looks like the money ($75.2 million, five years) hasn’t gone to his head. He and his brother Justin are thriving together in Braves camp so far. Especially Justin, who’s hitting .408.

He came to camp without a job but it appears he’ll either start at second base (if isn’t back yet) or in the outfield, and appears to be penciled in as the Mets’ leadoff hitter.  He’s shown big power in spring.

Maurer, a mid-round draft choice, could crack th Inter Milan proved themselves short of the Bianconeri on Sunday.Juve took a grip of the Scudetto race with victory against the Nerazzurri.“Inter did well in first half, kept their ground with personality,” Lippi told Radio Anch’io Sport. “But the rotation. No less than identified him early on as the young Mariners prospect most ready to pitch in the bigs.

He has a chance to make the team, thanks partly to being out until at least mid-April while recovering from shoulder surgery. He’s hitting .378 and has big-time pop. A great story, he was out of the game a couple years. Ready to emerge.

Terrific all-around talent provides hope for future, and could lead to finding himself on the trade market. “He’s a real good looking middle infielder with a chance to hit,’’ one scout said.

He’s 15 for 39, and better still, with only five strikeouts. The two questions surrounding this “toolsy’’ play are his ability 1) stay health, and 2) avoid strikeouts. So far he’s doing both.

 A terrific defender, he’s hitting up a storm in the desert. Took a step back last year, but now looks ready to bloom. He’s slowed a bit after a hot start but still has a 1.069 OPS.

He’s banging the ball so well he was considered to be added to Team USA. Could be primed for a breakout season after second-half falloff last year. Hitting .415.

The lefty hitter is wowing scouts in Cardinals camp. They don’t need him … yet, anyway.

If he’s on the trading block, somebody better pony up quite a bit. He has 18 strikeouts and only two walks.

He’ll get the Opening Day start due to ’s slow spring, but he earned it. He’s 1-0 with a 0.71 ERA and a nice changeup has complemented his bread-and-butter curveball.

 Highton & Hove Albion.The 22-year-old joins the League One side on a one-year contract with the option of a further 12 months.Barclay began his career at Manchester City before moving to Brighton and had a loan spell at Notts County last term.”It’e’s been simply dominating for Boston, which needs a comeback year, from him and the team. He’s 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA. is 2-0 with a 0.00 after an early hamstring strain.

 He’s made the adjustment from a 97-mph thrower with little-to-no command to a pitcher who works at 91-94. Has 25 Ks and just six walks in 20 innings.

They need him to get his swing back with Yasmani Grandal missing 50 games due to his PED suspension, and he has done that. Batting .457 in Peoria.

 Some worry that his nice September might be a mirage, but at least he’s carried it into February and March. The Mariners having been hitting like crazy in Arizona. (Trade pickup has five homers.)

 He was drawing raves as an all-around player in Mesa, not just a power threat. The Cubs are doing a nice job building for the future.

 Kansas City has looked very good this spring, and Gordon is one reason. His big second half suggests he may be ready to become a bona fide star. Like Kendrick, he’s 20 for 40 this spring.

He’s returned from a bad bout with Desert Fever and looks like he has a chance to regain his career. Has chance to make team. Nice story. (Last year’s nice story, Lew Ford, is hitting .483 this spring.)

Big arm. He impressed scouts early but had a rough one late. “Not quite ready,’’ said a scout.

 He looks ready to break out. Could be a nice year in K.C.

 No surprise, the Rays’ young pitchers look good. Cobb has 23 strikeouts and just two walks. Chris Archer was shipped out with a 0.00 ERA.

The two second-year players are showing no signs of letting up. Trout looks like he might duplicate what he did last year (.408 this spring), and Harper should take a big step forward. He’s hitting a point higher at .409 with three homers and eight RBI.

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.”

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.

Report: Michael Bourn still too expensive for Reds

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general manager Walt Jocketty says free-agent center fielder is still out of their price range, Mark Sheldon of .com reported Friday.

Bourn, 29, made just under $7 million last year, his last arbitration season. The center fielder hit .274/.348/.391 with the in 2012 with 42 stolen bases. Although he isn’t expected to pull in a contract like ‘s five-year, $75-million deal with the Braves, Bourn should pull in at least $10 million per year for at least four years — a deal similar to or better than the one receivee style of manager Graham Potter.The stats say Newcastle had less of the ball against Albion than Manchester City managed versus Watford. Asked whether he had played in a side quite like that which Graham Potter is moulding, the Albion midfielder told fmidfielder Scott Banks.The Dundee-United-Scott-Banks-latest” target=”_blank”>Daily Express says Palace have agreed a substantial transfer fee with Dundee United to sign their talented youngster Banks. Sources close to the Premier League side have conrom the .

The Reds had an $87 million opening-day payroll last season andlam Slimani at AS Monaco.On-loan from Leicester City, Slimani has been a revelation for ASM so far this season, hitting four goals and providing six assists.”Slimani is walking on the water, doing exceptional things in a moribund team,” declared Belm the club isn’t expected to significantly raise salaries. The club already has roughly $85 million committed to 2013, not including the contract Ryan Ludwick agreed to with the Reds on Friday. As Jocketty said, Bourn “would have to really fall” to end up in Cincinnati.

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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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AL wild-card preview: Can Orioles tame Rangers’ bats?

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In very different ways, these are two of the most surprising teams in baseball. Almost no one expected the Orioles to finish anywhere but last in the AL East, and the Rangers were all but universally regarded as the best team in baseball. The O’s have shocked us all, and while the Rangers can still achieve their ultimate goal, they’re not quite the team we thought they’d be.

Those dynamics will be in play, as and meet in the AL wild-card game. The ara is staying calm over talk of a return to the Premier League.The former Arsenal trainee has been in top form for Steven Gerrard’s side, since his move from Dundee in January – and has been linked with Aston Villa.Going up to Scotland’s been good fwinner earns the right to face the in the ALDS. 

The visiting Orioles haven’t yet decided whether they’ll pitch lefty (4.02 ERA, 174 2/3 IP with and Baltimore this season) or right-hander (2.11 ERA, 38 1/3 IP), but the Rangers have named (3.90 ERA, 191 1/3 IP) as their wild-card starter. 

The rookie Darvish has yet to face the Orioles. While not specific to his Friday opponent, it’s worth noting that Darvish has been a wholly different pitcher . Over that seven-start span, he’s posted a 2.13 ERA and struck out 59 batters against just 10 walks. 

In his career, Saunders has been cuffed around pretty badly by Brendan Rodgers has spoken highly of Liverpool playmaker Adam Lallana.The 31-year-old will become a free agent at the end of the season, with Leicester linked with a move, along with Tottenham and Arsenal.”Adam is a fantastic player and one I broughtcurrent Rangers hitters — cuffed around to the tune of .347/.407/.669. As with most numbers of this nature, we’re talking about a pretty small sample size, but that’s still a source of concern.

The rookie Johnson, meanwhile, has just one appearance against Texas, and it was in relief: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K, 0 BB. It’s worth noting that the Ranger offense this season has been slightly less effective against rin’t rule out leaving Barcelona this summer.Away with Brazil for the Copa America, the midfielder says any move, however, won’t be considered until after the tournament.Coutinho said, “Many things that come out are not true. “I am totally focused on tght-handers, so that’s a possible point for Johnson. 

Texas won five of seven games against the Orioles this season, and in those seven games they out-scored the O’s by a margin of 56-24. They last met for a three-game set that concluded on Aug. 22, and the Rangers took two of three in Arlington. 

… they lean heavily on a rested bullpen to keep the Texas bats in check.

The Rangers can rake in any environment but especially in their hitter-friendly home digs. Given the suspect nature of either Baltimore starter, a quick hook seems likely. Then it will fall to the bullpen to keep runs off the board.

The good news is that the Oriole bullpen has a very strong arrangement right now, and a number of their very best relievers — namely , and  — are coming off a day of rest.   

… Darvish pitches like he did down the stretch.

It’s that simple, really. The one wrinkle is whether Darvish’s recent neck soreness, which caused him to miss a recent scheduled start, will affect him in any way. If he’s on, there may be little the Orioles can do. 

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50 games isn’t enough, and Melky proves it

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You hear people say Melky Cabrera cost himself a ton of money with his decision to use synthetic testosterone.No Valencia boss Marcelino has emerged as a target for Arsenal and Everton.The Spaniard has been unemployed since being sacked by Valencia in September following a fallout with owner Peter Lim.Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi admires Marcelino t necessarily.Not if Melky’s breakthrough season — or seasons, if you want to count last year — were fueled by his drug use. Not if Clean Melky was never going to put up anything close to those numbers, and wasn’t going to be in line for that big contract in the first place.

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And there’s the problem with baseball’s drug policy. There’s the reason that manager Kirk Gibson may well be right when It wasn’t enough — not enough to deter a journeyman player who saw That’s $60 million or more, because who knows how high the Melky bidding might have gone, on a free-agent market that offers few impact bats.A 50-game suspension isn’t enough deterrence. Melky is the proof.I’m not saying he wrote out a pros and cons of using, a list of the possible rewards and the possible risks, but imagine if he did.Reward: A huge contract, for far more money than he’d ever made before. Adoration from loving fans and teammates. Celebrity like he’d never seen before.Risk: Might get caught, might have to miss 50 games. Will still get an OK contract, maybe nothing like the one he’d get if he got lucky and slipped past the test, but maybe better than the one he’d have gotten before he started using. A said to be demanding £27m for the Belgian, plus bonuses, which could thwart the Gunners’ attempts to sign him.Manchester United have already enquired about the services of Meunier, and discussed a £22m deal with PSG earlier this month.However the hit to the reputation, but it’s not like he had a big reputation, anyway, before he started using.Add it up, and then tell me for sure that you wouldn’t take that risk for that possible reward. Add it up, and tell me if the risk of a 50-game suspension is deterrent enough.It is for some guys. I hear it all the time from major-league players, that with the testing and punishment system in place now, they’d never take the chance.No matter what Victor Conte says, it seems obvious that the current testing and punishment system has significantly lowered the percentage of players who are using.No system of testing and punishments would ever lower that number to zero. rrent thoughts about Sunday’s showdown with Liverpool.Angelino made his first league start for the champions as they scored late in the game to beat Southampton 2-1 – only to learn Liverpool had bagged two late goals to maintain their lead at the tThat can’t be the goal, because it’s unrealistic.But if the Melky news proved anything, it’s that 50 games isn’t enough of a deterrent for guys like him. Not when the potential reward is so big.

Aubrey Huff hurt in perfect game celebration

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It wasn’t as grisly as the injury suffered by two years ago and let’s hope it’s nowhere near as costly, but the ‘ will undergo an MRI after he hurt his knee in Wednesday nighlder, a target for Manchester City and Bayern Munich, has told Atletico chiefs that he intends to leave the club this summer, says Marca.With both City and Bayern willing to meet Rodrigo’s €70m buyout clause, it means Atletico have no say in prevent’s celebration of ‘s prefect game.Huff, 35, tried to leap over the railing to join the c has the intelligence to be a manager in the future.The goalkeeper will retire after the Europa League final against Chelsea, where he could return as sports director.Emery said, “I don’t know, but I know he plays the drums! He is a special man. I waelebration on the mound, but fell to the ground instead, and hurt his knee. .Bruce Bochy told reporters that Huly international is available from United this summer, though despite fielding interest from several Serie A clubs, Darmian remains at Old Trafford.Tuttosport says Juve are set to release Luca Pellegrini to Cagliari on-loan.And should the deal go thrff could be headed to the disabled list,. Huff was scheduled to DH in American League parks during interleague play. For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

azilian is on his summer break in Israel and poste

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The Milwaukee Brewers outrighted relief pitcher to Triple-A Nashville on Monday after he successfully cleared waivers. Chulkattacker Gareth Bale has received a stunning offer from the Chinese Premier League (CPL).Borja Mazarro, a journalisFootball Federation of Australia (FFA) has confirmed the appointment of James Johnson as its new chief executive, reports, /.Johnson was most recently senior vice president of external affairs with City Football Group (CFG) and will take up his new position in January 2020.t with El Chiringuito, has revealed CPL officials have contacted Bale’s minders with a staggering contract offer.Bale is being offered was desis goalscoring drought against Astana on Thursday.The Englishman fired in a long-range strike after 10 minutes to give United the lead.And despite the Red Devils going down 2-1, Lingard was delighted to score his first goal since January.”It’s always gnated for assignment last Saturday after making seven appearances with the Brewers this season.

as goalkeeper Loris Karius says a return to parent

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Nationals outfielder was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. He was designated fots he’s unhappy with Amazon’s cameras following him for their documentary.Filming for the ‘All or Nothing’ series has been taking place since the start of the 2019/20 campaign, and in November cameras captured footage of Mauricio Pochettino’s dramatin.Having been eliminated from the Champions League, Inter will meet Ludogorets in the Europa League round of 32.Zanetti told TyCthampton on Saturday.Villa are precariously placed just a point above the bottom three but victory would both boost their own hopes and drag the Saints, who have lost three of their previous four league games, back within striking distance.Nakamba sa Sports: “We’re still only halfway through the season, but we want to compete in Serie A, the Coppa Italia and Europa Leagr assignment on Friday.

Justin Upton takes to Twitter to defend brother B.J.

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outfielder was none too pleased about some of the things the ESPN Sunday night crew said about his brother, B.J., in Sunday’s win over the . So he did what you do nowadays, to complain.Here’s a little bit of what he had to say:The two plays in question came in the second and eighth inning. In the second, Upton was on second when lined a double over ‘s head in right field. It appeared Upton misread the ball off the bat, because it was clearly (from a TV viewer’s perspective, which is much different than a guy on secoday.The Mirror says Lacazette has handed Arsenal a major injury boost with the new season just over a week away.Lacazette limped off early on during the Emirates Cup defeat to Lyon last week.Unai Emery allayed fears over a serious problem but Lacazeond) over Cruz’s head. Upton didn’t score on the play and most — including the announcing crew — thought he should have scored from second. It appeared Upton and third-base coach Tom Foley had a difference of opinion about the play as well. .In the eighth inning, Upton was at the plate with one out and runners on first and third. After swinging at the first pitch from , Upton squared around to try to bunt Lowe’s second pitch. The ball was well outside and Upton pulled his bat back. and both made good plays to get at third, but I’d prefer to hear what Longoria, U Mike Ashley.The Scot, in an interview with talkSPORT, urged supporters to create a united front ahead of the new Premier League season. Despite the signings of Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin and Jetro Williams, the Newcastle faithful were livid withpton, Joe Maddon and Foley had to say about the play before ripping anyone. If it was a safety squeeze, it would seem Longoria didn’t get the safety part. It’s one of those plays that’s tough to criticize without hearing all the facts — a luxury the TV announcers don’t have. I’m more likely to agree with Justin Upton on this play than the previour-old, who has signed a one-year deal at the Belgian side, leaves Goodison Park after seven seasons, having scored 38 goals in 186 appearances for the Toffees.Mirallas spent last season on loan in Italy with Fiorentina where he played 30 times, scoris one, but the criticism could have something to do with the reputation of the older Upton brother, who is probably in his last season in Tampa.