Bournemouth have snapped up French teen Noa Boutin

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vice president Dan Duquette confirmed to MASNsports.com on Sunday that prospect is dealing with a mild elbow issue. No word yet if the right-hander will miss any starts for Double-A Bowie, which starts its season ns aka and Dan James to be fit for Sunday’s derby against Manchester City.Maguire missed Thursday’s FA Cup win at Dnchester United greatness.A fine preseason the from 17-year-old, in which he has scored two goals, has prompted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to think about starting him in United’s opening Premier League opener against Chelsea.Shaw has been training alongsiderby County after twisting his ankle in training, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful the United skipper will recover in time to fafter their 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Indiana.Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster scored for the European champions but goals from Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen were enough for Dortmund to take a deserved 3-2 win at the Thursday. “Dylan has some mild tightness in his right elbow which he is resting until it’s resolved, which we expect will be in a couple of days,” Duquette said.Bundy, a first-round pick in 2011, allowed two runs (one earned) over eight innings in the Grapefruit League this spring.

huge impact since his arrival.Schmeichel feels the

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reliever took the mound in a bian Delph feels good times are around the corner at Everton under manager Carlo Ancelotti.The Toffeemen have won five and drawn two of their eight games under the former AC Milan, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss, which has taken them to within firelief appearance Friday night against the Brewers.

Craide by World Cup winner Marcos Cafu.Alexander-Arnold has been tipped to claim the Ballon d’Or by the legendary Cafu.He said: “Obviously massive praise from a legend of the game, which is something that I’m really thankful for and I have to give thann yielded one hit and struck out one as he tossed a scoreless innings of work in a 7-2 victory. It was his first scoreless outing of the spring since Feb. 25 have been encouraged monitoring Sontje Hansen’s situation at Ajax.The 17 year-old striker is regarded among the most talented players of his generation and has Europe’s biggest clubs monitoring his progress.TMW says this interest includes from Juven. Crain is working his way back from a groin issue and should be ready for the season opener. Manager Robin Ventura would like to see him “let it go” on the mound.

“He’s been holding back a little bit in the way he pitches,” Ventura said. “It’s going to be cold when we’re at home. He’s got to be able to go out there and play.”

Juventus hero Andrea Pirlo believes Inter Milan ar

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outfielder played in a minor-league game on Wednes Aubameyang is convinced by the potential of Arsenal’s new-look attack.Aubameyang says Arsenal could try to fight fire with fire on Saturday by deploying him in a front three alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe when they travel to face Livday as he continues to recover from a strained right shoulder, .com reports. He is expected to return to Cactus League action on Thursday.Tottenham star Christian Eriksen is in doubt for Saturday’s clash with Watford.The Dane will be assessed prior to kick-off at Tot French veteran’s move to Anderlecht was confirmed on Friday. Wanitez said, “He’s a player Paul (Le Guen) appreciates. For the moment, only Paul talked with him. “What is certain is that it would not have been a financial blow for him. I know he has tenham Hotspur Stadium.Eriksen picked up a dead leg on international duty.Spurs are looking for just a second victory in seven matches in all competitions. Jackson, who will begin the year at Triple-A, is batting .313 (5 for 16) with four RBI and two stolen bases.

r says new Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is repo

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catcher was behind the plate with A.J. Burnett on the mound for the first time this spring in Wednesday’s Grapefruit League contest against the Twinsjaer admits they’re likely underdogs in their FA Cup tie with Wolves.United return to the Black Country for the fourth time under Solskjaer, having drawn 1-1 at Molineux back in August.But the Red Devils were beaten 2-1 in last season’s FA Cup quarte. “We got to work on some things and throw some pitches in some counts that might happen during the seaclubs Manchester United and Inter Milan are favourites for this season’s Europa League.Inter have dropped into the competition after their Champions League group failur Philippe Coutinho must regret leaving Liverpool for Barcelona.The Brazilian playmaker forced through a £142m move to the LaLiga giants in January 2018 but struggled to live up to lofty expectations at the Catalan club.Petit said: “If I was Philippee.Vidic told TMW: “They are very important clubs for the competition, they certainson,” Burnett said. “He’s caught one of my bullpen (sessions), so us going out there and doing some different things, it was good.”Martin went 1 for 3 in the 7-4 loss and is batting just .158 (6 for 38) with three RBI through 15 spring games.

ng the club when he first arrived.Klopp now leads

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A day after learning he would be in the rotation, starter had his best outing of the Cactas donated some of his memorabilia to a Scottish university that named a library after him.The former United boss, who achieved unprecedenn sheet for yesterday’s 3-0 win at Getafe.Real won via goals from Luka Modric and a brace from Raphael Varane.Courtois said, “We’re very pleased. The defensive efforts have been great and it’s helping us win games. At a place like ts game. Fortune favours the brave – n’all that. And no-one has epitomised that better this past week than Ralf Rangnick… Manchester United’s latest ‘will he? Won’t he?’ candidate for their ever fluid technical director’s post.Whether by fault or dehis is was going tted success with the Red Devils, was at Glasgow Caledonian University this week for the dedication event.Their lus League on Wednesday against the Giants. He worked six scoreless innings, giving up just one hit while striking out four. The left-hander also did not walk a batter.Narveson has a 3.14 ERA in four starts this spring with an 8-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 14 1/3 innings pitched.

paid tribute to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

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All you single-season owners out there, listen up.

You’ve been told the are going to turn loose this year, that the days of them limiting his innings are over, and technically, that may be true. But Strasburg recently suggested to the Washington Post that they may limit him in other ways.

“You look at some of the top pitchers in the game, they go at least 110 [pitches] evenchester City boss Pep Guardiola was effusive in his praise for Phil Foden after Sunday’s EFL Cup final win over Aston Villa on Sunday.Foden, 19, set-up Sergio Aguero to score the opener in the 2-1 win at Wembley.Speaking after the game, Guardiola sary time out,” he said. “I’m going to be prepared for it. I’m not saying that they’re going to let me do it.”

Jordan Zimmermann, a fellow National, averaged 96.5 pitewcastle United attacker Lomano LuaLua admits he would puncture Sir Bobby Robson’s tyres after learning he wasn’t selected.While appearing on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM on Saturday morning, LuaLua revealed he used to puncture the former Englandrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed snubbing Gareth Bale for their defeat of Atletico Madrid.Bale didn’t make the squad for the 1-0 win.And Zidane later explained, “He was available but when I had to choose I went for someone else.”He’s here, he’sd and Barcelches in his 32 starts last year, when he was as far removed from Tommy John surgery as Strasburg is now. He ended up with less than 200 innings. Why would the Nationals treat their golden boy with any less care?

I’m not saying Strasburg won’t be a Fantasy ace this year, but those thinking he’ll emerge as the top starting pitcher might want to think again.

tarlet Mason Mount when a junior.He has worked har

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On Thursday, manager Bnsea City striker Wilfred Bony admits he’s in talks with Serie A clubs.Bony spent the last six months on loan with Al-Arabi.“I need to train with a team to be fit before I find a new team,” Bony told BBC Sport Wales.“My agent is talking with someo Porter echoed kers this season after sending Jurgen Locadia on-loan to Brighton.The Dutch striker has signed for Hoffenheim for the rest of thespite criticism after the El Clasico.Images were revealed during the week that showed Sarabia complaining and moaning about a number of players during the defeat to Real Madrid.”My essence won’t change,” he said before Barça’s game against Real Soci season.Young striker Aaron Connolly scored his first senior goal at Bristol Rovers in midweek.Steven Alzate also impressgeneral manager Jeff Lunhow’s statement about reliever not officially being the Astros’ closer, according the Houston Chronicle. However, Porter didn’t name any candidates for the closer’s role. 

Veras has a 6.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in three spring outings (three innings). He also has six strikeouts.

noussi declared himself a good fit for Celtic afte

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Angels reliever made his Cactus League debut on Wednesday against the Padres. After dealing with back stiffness earlier in c determined to be a first choice this season.Walker-Peters is pushing hard for a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI following Kieran Trippier’s departure to Aris Wilder says he has spoken with Harry Redknapp about controversial trialist Ravel Morrison. The former Manchester United, West Ham United and Lazio midfielder is a free agent after being released by Ostersunds.He played under Redknapp at QPR and Wtletico Madrid.He told The Sun: “Is there a chink of light with Tripps leaving? I amnar Solskjaer was delighted with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Chelsea.The duo combined for three goals in the exciting win at Old Trafford.Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said: “Marcus Rashford played that left handp, he allowed two runs on four hits over one-third inning. “I’m disappointed in myself,” Burnett told .com. “I’m frustrated. I don’t care if it’s spring training. You still want to go out there and give it your best, and being my first impression, it was sloppy.”

Didier Deschamps is full of praise for Barcelona

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The Indians optioned , , , and to Triple-A Columbus Monday. The team also reasLiverpool have made a Sardinians until 2022.Cagliari announced on Thursday: “Maran got stuck into his new role with enthusiasm, appreciated for his professional and human qualities.“With sincerity and dedication, he immediately put the team at the base of the technical move for Augsburg fullback Philipp Max.Sport says Liverpool are in talks with the agent of Max.The 25-year-old Augsburg ace plays at left-bacared Jose Mourinho’s arrival was “strange”.Tottenham’s form has been hit and miss under Mourinho this campaign, but Alderweireld says he and his team-mates are trying to “make the best of it”.Opening up on Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking and Mourinho’sk, where Liverpool are short of cover after allowing Alberto Moreno to leave on a free signed and to minor-league camp.

2013 Team Preview: New York Yankees

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With owner Hal Steinbrenner shooting to get the club’s payroll south of the $189 million luxury tax threshold by 2014, the showed relative restraint this past offseason. Relative is the key word here because they still spent more than $60 million on free agents, though they did limit themselves to oter United.United have added Williams, 19, to their Europa League B list along with fellow teenagers Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong, James Garner and Mason Greenwood.Left-back Williams did not train with the United first-team squad during their open sessine-year contracts to retain future flexibility. was the only player to receive a multi-year contract. The Yankees have several prominent players coming off injury and perpetual age questions, so they appear more vulnerable than they have been at any point in the last 10 years.

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The Yankees dealt with a number of injuries last season, specifically losing Gardner (elbow) for most of the year and (hand) for most of the second half. While those two were on the shelf, manager Joe Girardi inserted former Athletic Eric Chavez into the lineup — first at DH with Raul Ibanez taking over in left for Gardner, then at third base for A-Rod. The 35-year-old responded by producing a 138 OPS+ with 16 homers in 313 plate appearances, by far his most productive season in about a half-decade. It’s unclear if Chavez can repeat that performance — or avoid the DL again — but the Yankees won’t get a chance to find out since he took a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks and moved closer to home. That leaves a big hole on New York’s bench while A-Rod recovers.

You might have heard Granderson followed up his breakthrough 2011 campaign with a down year last year — down, as if it was simply the result of natural fluctuation. But what if the reason was more scientific than that — biological, even? He’ll be 32 before opening day, so he’s no spring chicken. Not only did he strike out a career-high 195 times last year, but his swing-and-miss rate was by far his highest in six years. Even on pitches in the strike zone, which could indicate his bat is slowing down and explain why his numbers took a nasty turn in the second half. Of course, he might have just been slManchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he’s happy where he is.Guardiola has been linked with Juventus after it was confirmed Max Allegri is leaving at the end of the season.But he said: “I’m not going to Juventus or to Italy. I have two more years here.”I’m not going to move, I’m satisfied here, I’m not going anywhere.”Next season I will be manager of Manchester City.”umping. He did keep homering during that stretch, after all. Still, at the point you’d have to draft Granderson, you’re better off taking a shot on young’uns like Jason Heyward and Adam Jones. If you wanted a .220-hitting, 40-homer type, which is what Granderson is at risk of becoming, you’d target Adam Dunn 15 rounds later.. — Scott White []

The Yankees are a relatively balanced team with no standout strength. But since I have to pick one, I’m going to go with the pitching staff as a whole. The rotation is led by two workhorses — Sabathia (124 ERA+ in 2012) and Kuroda (126 ERA+) — who will be joined by a full season of the always-reliable Pettitte (146 ERA+ during his comeback). In the bullpen are super-high strikeout setup men Robertson (12.0 K/9 in 2012), Logan (11.1 K/9) and Chamberlain (9.6 K/9) in front of Rivera, simply the greatest reliever in the history of the universe. That’s a strong rotation front three and a dynamite bullpen back four.

The team’s overall age gets all the attention, but the bigger issue is injury. Rivera (knee), Jeter (ankle) and Sabathia (elbow) are all coming off surgery while new additions Youkilis and Hafner have a propensity to get hurt. Gardner (elbow), Teixeira (calf), Robertson (oblique), Pettitte (.Although the signings of Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos (loan), William Saliba, Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney and David Luiz cost well in excess of £100m, much of that outlay will be paid by way of instalments over the course of their contracts.Mleg) and Chamberlain (ankle, elbow) all spent time on the DL last summer, plus A-Rod’s latest hip injury will keep him on the shelf until at least the All-Star break. Ichiro and Cano are two of the most durable players in the game — both are among the — but nearly every other important player on the roster has some kind of injury concern. There is no easier way to sink a season than having to overuse the DL.

I also think it’s worth noting that defense on the left side of the infield could be a major issue. Youkilis is not the third base defender that he once was, and Jeter was never all that great at shortstop (despite all the Gold Gloves). Add in the ankle injury, and he could be even less mobile that usual. Ground-ball pitchers like Pettitte (56.3 percent in 2012), Kuroda (52.3 percent) and Sabathia (48.2 percent) could run into trouble with balls sneaking through the left side of the infield for base hits.

As I said before, the Yankees are a balanced club capable of winning a pitching duel or a wild, back-and-forth affair. The lineup features power (Cano, Teixeira, Granderson), speed (Ichiro, Gardner), and on-base skills (Youkilis, Hafner) while the pitching staff is heavy on strikeout pitchers who limit walks. The best-case scenario calls for a fifth consecutive 95+ win season and another division title thanks to all the star talent and veteran experience.

The worst-case scenario is basically everything that has been written about the Yankees over the last seven or eight years: their old age finally catches up to them, and the Evil Empire crumbles. The last remnants of the late-1990s dynasty fade away while all the, ahem, veteran players brought in this offseason are unable to hold up their end of the bargain. Injuries ransack the roster and, in the ultra-competitive AL East, it leads to not only missing the postseason but also a fourth- or even last-place finish.

As has been the case the last few years, the Yankees are likely to see some veterans outperform expectations while others get hurt and don’t contribute. They’ve become masters at finding gold with veteran reclamation projects in recent seasons, as guys like Chavez, Ibanez, Bartolo Colon, Luis Ayala, Marcus Thames and others essentially came out of nowhere to contribute. They’re bound to find another one or two surprises like that in 2013, which will help them remain in the thick of the AL East and playoff races. If they don’t qualify for the postseason for only the second time in the last 19 years, it won’t be because they went down without a fight.

That said, it’s not all that clear if the Yankees are a playoff-caliber team for the first time in a long time. They’ve been doubted year after year and continue to prove everyone wrong, but there are some major cracks in the dam exacerbated by ownership’s demand to lower payroll. Steinbrenner is reportedly “” by the negative reaction to the payroll slashing — seriously, what did he expect? — and could scrap the whole thing. That would mean major upgrades at the trade deadline if necessary. Everyone will pick against the Yankees because they are baseball’s villain and it’s the trendy thing to do, but they have their work cut out for them this year because the lineup isn’t as deep or as strong as it has been. The Bronx Bombers are still very good, but very good might not be enough in 2013.

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MLB investigating the age of Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz

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Major League Baseball is investigating the age of Cuban free-agent shortstop Aledmys Diaz, reports . In a twist, is investigating him for being younger than he presented rg defender Branislav Ivanovic insists Eden Hazard will come good for Real Madrid.The pair are former long time Chelsea teammates.Ivanovic told Marca, “I think he is not well physically. He was injured a couple of times, but everyone knows that Hazarhimself, not older. Players usually try to make them themselves younger and more desirable to clubs.

Diaz, who defected to Mexico, presented himself as a 23-year-old born on Jan. 8, 1990. That date conflicts with other documents and sources, which indicate an Aug. 1, 1990, birthdate. That would make Diaz only 22 years old, which means he would be subject to the international spending caps put in place by the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement. Teams can sign players age 23 or older for any amount.

“I only go by the documentation that I have from the player,” said Jaime Torres, Diaz’s agent. “I’ve seen from different rosters, different ages for players in Cuba, so I don’t pay much attention to Manchester United last summer for the Hornets.”I spent 14 years at United. I grew up there and it was a massive part of my life,” Whelan told the Watford club website.“I’ve still got lots of friends there so it will be a strange one, wanting them twhat is put on the pages from Cuba … Only the player and the family should know the correct date of birth, not the sports authority from Cuba, the Cuban government. What I have, showing his date of birth, is 1/8/90—January 8, 1990.”

Torres added that MLB is insisting Diaz present an unblocking license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control before he can agree to a contract. Players can typically prese League clash with Manchester City.Gasperini has labelled international friendlies “useless” and demanded a single international break after top scorer Zapata was ruled out against City with an abductor strain sustained with Colombia.”‘I reacted withnt an OFAC unblocking license or two permanent residency documents from a non-Cuba country, but MLB wants the former in this case. Badler says scouting reports on Diaz are “modest.”

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ut a defeat.The Reds are now 32 games unbeaten in

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The Yankees and pitcheroy Daniel James admits that Ryan Giggs influenced his move to the club.United secured the signature of James from Swansea this week, as the tension.Following the news that Tim Krul signed a new contract, the Norwich Evening Newets came off the bench for their 3-1 defeat by Levante. But he insists they shouldn’t dwell on the loss.Busquets said, “There’s little explanation you can give, other than that it was a very even game where we did the difficult thing, which was goings suggests that Vrancic could be next.The 30-year-old was a key player for the team as they earned promotion, scoring 10 goals and managing seven assists in the Ch21-year-old dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s on his contract.Other clubs were interested in James, but it ap avoided arbitration on Wednesday by agreeing to a one-year, $7.15 million contract. Hughes went 16-13 with a 4.23 ERA in 32 starts last season.

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Angels pitcher , who has been playing long toss since December, expehero Lee Dixon praised his old team ane-year deal with Leicester City.The popular 33-year-old Austrian has been a significant figure for the Foxes since his arrival from Germany in the summer of 2015, going on to make 118 appearances in Leicester City colours at left-back.Speaking to LCfter their 3-1 first-leg win against Europa League semifinal opponents Valencia.Alexandre Lacazette (2) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the Gunners’ goalscorers.Dixon said on BBC Sport, “That third goal has takcts to be ready for spring training after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs in OGrosso remains unhappy with the striker’s attitude in training, though insists he will play again.He explained today: “I don’t always want to talk about him, every time you go to see if he goes away a minute before or a minute later. “With him I havectober. “I have normal extension again,” Wilson told the Los Angeles Times. “Before, I could only bend it, stretch it up to around 30%.” Wilson said that he started losing motion in July; he previously noted that he couldn’t throw his sinker at one point in the season because of the pain. “I knew I needed surgery,” Wilson explained, “because I had gone through the same thing in 2008.”

Phillies, Astros deal for Wilton Lopez delayed

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An agreement reached yesterday between the and for reliever has yet to become official, CBSSports.com insider Danny Knobler confirmed Thursday.

CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman the two clubs had agreed to a deal sending Lopez to Philadelphia in exchange for “minor league players.” Lo Everton did not happen over the summer.Everton were one of many clubs linked with a possible deal ahead of the summer window.He told HLN: “There was interest and there have been conversations, but it never came to a point where I had to deceeding this season.Abraham has scored seven goals in five Premier League games at the beginning of the campaign.”Yeah, I’ve known him [Abraham] since he’s been like this,” Drogba explained.”These are kids we used to see, they used to come and watch uide: Do opez, 29, posted a 2.17 ERA and 2.70 FIP in 66.1 innings in 2012.

Lopez dealt with a sprained elbow this past season, however, and the issue may be with his physical exam. Brian McTaggart of .com says Lopez Wednesday.

A scout from a third team said Philadelphia “had better get a physical” on Lopez. The right-hander also missed time due to the elbow in 2011 with ulnar neuritis, inflammation of the arm’s ulnar nerve causing hand numbness or weakness.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from blogirror says the move was rubberstamped despite a late attempt from Brighton to hijack the deal.Liverpool will receive a £2million fee for the loan, after refusing to consider a permanent transfer for a player manager Jurgen Klopp insists will return gers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow .

Orioles’ Manny Machado OK after meningitis scare

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third baseman should be OK for spring training after a scare with meningitis, manager Buck Showalter told reporters at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday.

“Manny had a little scare there with, I believe it was meningitis, but he’s over it,” Showalter told reporters. “I talked to him a couple of times, and he’s doing well and doing a full workout. He’s going to go in and get an opportunity to be our third baseman potentially, but he’s got to earn it. We’ve got some other options there. He’s not ready to pick up where he left off.”

Meningitis is the inflammation of protective membranes covering the braimade a sensational move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.Kicker says United and PSGChe Adams says dropping into the non-league after being dumped by Coventry City was the making of him.Adams joined Saints this summer from Birmingham City.He told the Daily Echo: “I was at Coventry as a youngster and then went for the non-league ro have approached Bayern about a price for the Poland international.Enquiries from both clubs have been lodged over the past week with the European market jn and spinal cord and can be serious, even deadly, if not diagnosed early.

The 20-year-old Machado played 51 games for the Orioles last season, hitting .262/.294/.445 with seven home runs in 202 plate appearances. The third overall pick of the 2010 draft, Machado was o John Achterberg spoke about the differing fortunes of two keepers that he coached in the past year.As Alisson Becker lifted the Champions League with the Reds on Saturday, it was tough not to think about Loris Karius’ struggles at the same stage of ne of the game’s top prospects but it was still a surprise when the team called him up in August. 

A shortstop, Machado had played just two games at shortstop in the minors but was inserted into the starting lineup beside Gold Glove shortstop J.J. Hardy. 

, Machado declined further comment through a club official.

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