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The havelona have announced Ousmane Demberio has been on the books at Inter since 2016.“I could not train or play in friendly matches like everyone else,” Joao Mario told A Bola.“I trained alone with Mauro Icardi. I don’t understand their position, because Inter paid €40m for me and tle will be out for the next six months following surgery on a ruptured tendon in his hamstring on Tuesday. Dembele, 22, went under the knife in Finland after injuring himself in training last week. He will miss the re released right-hande showing any solidarity with Henrikh Mkhitaryan ahead of their Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku.The Arsenal-plans-support-Henrikh-Mkhitaryan.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says the Gunners were planning to wear shirts with Mkhitaryan’s nd pitcher , the Morning Call in Philadelphia reported Thursday. Hyatt went 10-12 between Double-A and Triple-A in 2012 with a 5.27 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 110 strikeouts in 141 2/3 innings.

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The  designated pitcher Travis Blackley and first baseman for assignment Friday, as they begin to trim down their roster heading into the regular season..

Barton has been unable to live up to his former billing as a top prospect at the majors, and struggled in the spring as well. He batted .206 with 11 walks and only two extra-base hits in 48 plate appearances.

Barton left the clubhouse without commenting to the iverpool captain Sami Hyypia says Steven Gerrard could handle the manager’s job.Gerrard is already being linked with the Liverpool job (for the post-Klopp era) after just rmer Barcelona captain Carles Puyol admits he twice had offers to join Real Madrid during his career.The Spaniard has claimed that Los Blancos unsuccessfully approached him twice, in 2001/02 and 2004/05.”Real Madrid appointed [Jose Antonio] Camacho aone season as Rangers manager. Does Hyypia believe Gerrard could cope with the media. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that if Barton clears waivers, he cannot refuse a minor-league assignment, since this is the first time he has been designae Ireland U21 star signed a new long-term contract with the club earlier this season.And Howe has been delighted with Kilkenny’s improvement in training.He told the Daily Echo: “It’s a massive moment for him because I think it’s further evidence thatted for assignment. 

he goalkeeper has extended his deal at the Allianz


The are attempting to reach a deal with starting pitcher on a contractThe Brazilian could not replicate the form from his first loan season at Toon during the 2018/19 campaign.He will not return to Chelsea, where the Chronicle claims he will be put on the market for a cut-price.Kennedy has only one year remaining on hi extension but realize the clock is ticking, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Monday. 

Wainwright has made it clearated during Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur at King Power Stadium.The Foxes fell behind on 29 minutes when Harry Kane converted, despite Wilfred Ndidi having a goal disallowed by VAR early on.Serge Aurier also had a strike ruled out in that come April 1 opening day he nite an indifferent performance, the Reds had the defensive solidity and clinical finishing to see off the challenge of Tottenham in the final on Saturday with a 2-0 victory.It allowed them to secure their first trophy under Jurgen Klopp and their sixo longer wants to discuss his contract. Wainwright, who starts opening day against Arizona, wants to concentrate on the season at that point. 

Wainwright has allowed seven runs this spring over 21 innings for an ERA of 3.00 with 15 strikeouts. After his last start he proclaimed himself ready for the season. 

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Pirates starting pitcher posted his second solid start in three spring outings Wednesday against the Red Sox, as he continues to battle for a rotation spot. Locke tossed four innings in the game, allowing five baserunners on three hits and two walks. He limited Boston to just onehas spoken of leaving Arsenal for Juventus.Ramsey left north London for Turin in the summer on a deal worth more than £400,000 per week after a contract offer was taken off the table by the Gunners amid what the player calls “a lot of confusion”.He run scored in the gamss Jose Mourinho.Mourinho returned to the Premier League with Spurs last month.Former Chelsea fullback Bosingwa, who played under Mourinho at Porto, tosfield are interested in signing Watford striker Isaac Success.The Watford Observer reports they are one of several teams who are interested in securing the player’s signature.Anderlecht and Cardiff City are the other teams who want the striker.The Nld Omnisport: “I think football needs Mourinho. I’m happy he came back.”I hope he will do a good joe, lowering his ERA in 10 innings to 3.60. Locke struck out three batters in the start to earn the win.

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White Sox relief pitcher is expected to miss at least a week of playing time due to a strained right adductor, the Chicago Sun-Times son of Everton hero Tim Cahill has signed for the Blues academy.The former Australian international has been back with the club for the past few weeks working on his coaching badges as he looks to secure a UEFA A-licence.The 39-year-old announced hi reports. The injury also forced Crain to withdraw from playing for Canada in the Worlain Lionel Messi has been slammed by CONMEBOL for comments after Argentina’s third-place Copa America playoff defeat of Chile.A furious Messi, who had been sent off, launched a second tirade at the body following his country’s victory over Chile.CONMd Baseball Classic as he looks to regain his strength for the start of the regular season. “I’m bummed about it but I have to get ready for the season,” he said. ” thinks Anthony Martial can become Manchester United’s version of Thierry Henry.Arsenal legend Henry dominated for a number of seasons as a forward who often drifted to the wide positions.And Red Devils legend Scholes sees a lot of Henry in young forHopefully be back out there within in a week.”

er Aaron Wan-Bissaka is at Carrington today as Man


Detroit outfielder participatedot to have worked with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.Rooney reckons England’s golden generation would hr Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng.Arsenal are in the market for a new centre back following Calum Chambers’ season-ending injury, with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano one potential suitor.Boateng is seen as a cheaper alternative as Mikel Arteta fiave “won everything” if they had Guardiola as manager.Speaking on his personal podcast, Rooney said: “You look at our team ten years ago and a in batting practice Tuesday as he continues to recover from a right oblique injury that has sidelined him since the beginning of camp, .com reports. Boesch said he hopes to be able to take live batting practice — with a Tigers starter pitching — either Wednesday or Thursday, and possibly play in ae snapped up Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri.The 26 year-old arrives on-loan from Uruguay’s Deportivo Maldonado.Calleri is a former West Ham and Alaves loanee. He’s been with Deportivo Maldonado since 2016.#CalleriPericoBenvingut!¡Bienvenido!Welc Grapefruit League game this weekend.

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The A’s designated catcher for assignment on Wednesday, the same day they acquired n from the Mariners. Kottaras avoided arbitration with Oakland on Monday by agreeing to a one-year, $1 milliorprised him this season.Juventus lead the table one point ahead of Lazio and Inter Milan.”The real surprise is that Juventus have 10 points less than in previous years, and that’s why their rivals are much closer,” Caon for him to consider a loan move next season.Foden expects to see more action next term.He told the Daily Mail: “There is always talk about mmanager Pep Guardiola has refused to be drawn on links with Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri.Rodri starred in his debut season for Atleti after joining from Villarreal last summer.The Spaniard was highly complimentary of the defensive midfielder, whoe not playing enough but I don’t listen.“I am only 18 but people are trying to judge me now. I don’t needpello told Sky Italia.“They hadn contract.

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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.”

Adam Greenberg finally gets his at-bat


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Although it wasn’t quite a fairy-tale ending, pinch hitter can now rest easy. He’s gotten his one official major-league at-bat.

Tuesday night, Greenberg stepped iager.Lacazette broke a two month scoring drought in victory over Newcastle United on Sunday.He said: “He (Arteta) is, how can I say, he demands a lot of things.”I wouldn’t say he is strict, but he knows what he wants and when it is not good we knownto the box against one of the front-runners for the NL Cy Young award, ace .y in the transfer market.Moore is an avid believer in integrating players from the youth setup into the first team.And he knows it is something that manager Jurgen Klopp wants to do as well.Moore thinks that unearthing gems in such a way can save hun

Greenberg took a strike, before swinging through two knuckleballs to conclude the at-bat — a three-pitch strikeout.

Still, Greenberg had an ear-to-ear smile as he entered the dugout. In a meaningless game between two ballclubs long since eliminated from the playoff picture, the result of Greenberg’s at-bat was ancillary. The pool captain Jordan Henderson says the club are determined to go one better next season in the Premier League.The Reds finished second behind Manchester City, despite finishing with a record 97 points.Henderson said: “A club of this history and magnistory is he got an at-bat and can now move on.

Also, there are some out there adamantly against this move by the Marlins. Yes, it was a publicity stunt in a sense, but I don’t think we have to worry about a slippery-slope situation (“where do you draw the line?”) because Greenberg’s situation was unique. He only saw one big-league pitch in his life and it hit him in the head. If you want to say “so we are going to give an extra chance to every guy who gets hit in the head by the only big-league pitch he sees?” My answer would be “why the hell not?” There’s a reason this story gained steam, and it’s because the odds of it happening are so astronomical.

Here is Greenberg’s mother reacting to his at-bat:

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Kyle Lohse could start Game 3 for Cardinals if Nats win Game 2


manager Mike Matheny is considering as changed in recent years.The pair were instrumental to the greatest spell in Chelsea’s history as Mourinho brought the best out of Lampard and they won three Premier League titles together.Lampard has outlined how the relationship between the two cpitching in Game 3 on Wednesday instead of if the win Monday’s Game 2, to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

If he’s tabbed as the Game 3 starter, Lohse would be pitching on regular rest after last pitching in Friday’s wild-card game against the . He picked up the win after allowing two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Lohse was 16-3 this season with a 2.86 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 143 strikeouts in 211 innings.

Carpenter only made three appearances for the Cardinals this season, all starts, after dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome for much of the year. The 2005 Cy Young award winner was 0-2 with a 3.71 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 17 innings.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis onoposed designs for its iconic new stadium which wourmances for Aston Villa in an interview with Tribal Football this week.Fenton started his career at Aston Villa, winning the League Cup, and said Grealish had impressed him since breaking into the side.Now managing in the Northern Premier Division, Fld be built on semi-derelict dockland in North Liverpool and deliver a £1bn boost to the city’s economy have been revealed, reports architect Dan Meis revealed the the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow .

Homer Bailey’s amazing no-hitter velocity chart



The most amazing thing about ‘s  for the over the than, you know, not giving up a hit? It might be the extent to which he got stronger as the game went on. Check out this velocity chart of his historic night, from :

You’ll note much less variance and a middle-inning peak as opposed to what happened on Friday night. 

So, did Bailey get progressively more amped up, or was it er United star Paul Pogba and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have come in for criticism from Matt Le Tissier.The Southampton legend, who is a pundit on Sky Sports, spoke about United’s weak start to the season.Pogba came in for particular criticism, wijust one of thosn Wan-Bissaka and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are happy to be together again at Manchester United.The pair first struck up a friendship during their time together at Crystal Palace, where Fosu-Mensah spent a season on loan in 2017/2018, and recently renewed e nicastle United.The Portos-Conceicao-vacant-managers-job.html”>Daily MailPortos-Conceicao-vacant-managers-job.html”> says Newcastle have sounded out Conceicao over their vacant manager’s job.Newcastle are on the hunt for a successor for Rafa Benitez afghts? Whatever the case (bet on the former), the underpinnings of Bailey’s no-no are almost as impressive as the no-no itself. 

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Photo: Colby Rasmus has a new hair-do


Blue Jays center fielder seems to have found a sense of belonging in , which is a good thing. While his overall numbers still leave something to be deter United’s radar.The Sun says Old Trafford No2 Mike Phelan went for a personal check on the Elland Road star against Birmingham City last week as they take a close look.And coach Kieran McKenna followed it up by checking on Phillips, 23, as he turnsired, one gets the sense that young Mr. Rasmus is at the very least getting to know himself.

Witness, for instance, his new hairstyle!

On the left, you’ll find his “before” state, in which he features some plunging “” and a mighty will trapped within. On the right, though, you’ll finRafa Benitez is being linked with a return to Italy.Off contract next month, Benitez is yet to settle on new terms as he seeks assurances from mcial to their title hopes this season.The Germany midfielder underlined his importance to the Blues with two goals and an assist as the national team beat Estonia 3-0 in their Euro 2020 qualifier.And he said that anyone writing off City at this stageanagement about his transfer budget.Claudio Ranieri has announced he will leave Roma at the end of the sead his new look, which evokes not only the self-discovery that time abroad so often allows but also a comfortable geographic distance between son and … 

Carpe diem, young Colby.

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Houston made a series of moves following Monday’s game at Pittsburgh. The Astros recalled catcher , relieveg Chronicle says Newcastle are prepared to play hardball over Gayle amid interest from several Championship clubs.Gayle has been linked with a move away from ronavirus.In Egypt, it’s been claimed Salah had come down with the virus amid the suspension of the Premier League for three weeks.But his agent, Ramy Abbas, was quick to act and rubbish the rumours.Abbas posted to social media: “It is a shame that sSt James’ Park, with Fulham, Nottingham Forest and former club West Brom all keen had mixed emotions after being blocked from leaving Chelsea last month.It’s emerged Giroud was prevented from leaving Chelsea by manager Frank Lampard with offers from Lazio, Tottenham and Inter Milan on the table.However, while frustrated, Giroud i on his serrs and and outfielder ez. The players will be available beginning Tuesday.

He’s no Greinke, but Liriano could be just what the White Sox need


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If the White Sox were sure that could hold up and could stay healthy, if they were sure that John Danks could come back strong, if they were sure that could pitch the way he did Saturday night in rather than the way he has pitched for the last three months . . . Then they wouldn’t need to trade for another pitcher.But the only thing they can be sure of is that this surprising team deserved a boost from the front office, and deserved a shot at taking this all the way to October.Thus, Francisco Liriano.Liriano, , obviously isn’t Zack Greinke, who the White Sox spent Friday trying hard to trade for. But they couldgend Gaizka Mendieta hopes the club can retain the services of Ferran Torres, but admits offers are likely to come.Torres started his footballing career with Valencia’s youth set-up at the age of six.He made his first-team debut against Real Zaragozan’t get Zack Greinke.They could get Francisco Liriano, and he could help.Look, the White Sox are well aware of how up and down Liriano could be. They scored seven runs off him and knocked hadrid.Okdiario says Real president Florentino Perez sees Kane as a replacement for veteran Karim Benzema.Florentino has long been a big fan of Kane and pushed hard for the striker last season.Just last Friday, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino recogniseim out in the third inning the last time they faced him.But they’ve also seen him at his best, in a no-hitter last year and in a seven-inning, one-run, four-hit performance this June. Now they can turn him over to outstanding pitching coach Don Cooper and see what he can do.Realistically, the White Sox’s hopes depend a lot more on Sale and Peavy than they do on Liriano. But it sure would have been a shame to let this promising season slip away because they didn’t add a pitcher when they had a chance.”We had to have it,” a White Sox person admitted shortly after the deal was announced.Remember, as outstanding as Sale has been, he’s already pitched 53 more innings than he did all of last year, with two monnto the stands and confronting his own fans last night.Shortly Norwich City won their FA Cup shootout, Dier jumped over a barrier and raced up the stands, with footage showing a supporter getting involved in a spat with his brother, PatrickThe Englanths still to go in the season.As outstanding as Peavy has been, he’s already made more starts than he’s made in any season since 2008.And as much as the White Sox have kept hoping that Danks would return, he still hasn’t pitched in a game since May 19, and his return remains uncertain.The White Sox were going for it all with their strong run at Greinke, and there’s no shame in going for it and falling short.What would have been a shame would have been to let Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline pass without acquiring another starter, without giving this group its best chance at a storybook season.It was just last winter that general manager Ken Williams was talking rebuilding. It was just this spring that scouts were looking at the White Sox and predicting 100 losses.They’re better than that, obviously. They’re good enough to deserve the front office’s best effort, too.

They’re getting that effort. The White Sox desperately needed a third baseman, and Williams came up with . The bullpen was full of kids, so he went and got .

And now Liriano.Greinke would have been a dream addition. They tried.Liriano is more of an uncertainty — just like the entire team he’s about to join.There’s no guarantee he’ll do well. But it would have been a mistake for the White Sox not to take the chance that he will.

National League West All-Star team


As we continue the series on just-for-fun divisional All-Star teams, we move West. Friday we’re doing the West divisions to conclude our short series, as we’ve already done the Centrals and Easts.

Here are Eye on Baseball’s selections for the National League West All-Stars.

Coming off a broken leg, Posey is hitting .295/.365/.466 with 10 homers, 43 RBI and 33 runs, earning himself a start in the real All-Star Game. Though Posey has more star power, this was actually not a no-brainer choice, as both and merit some discussion.

With struggling, Goldschmidt has been a valuable power stick to the D-Backs as they try to stick around in the race. He’s hitting .302/.370/.541 with 11 homers. Worth noting: If Bruce Bochy had simply let play all season, he may have given Goldschmidt a run for his money here. Belt is hitting .324/.413/.603 with four homers, five doubles and a triple in the past 22 games.

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Pretty easy choice here. Hill is hitting .297/.354/.507 with 11 homers, 39 RBI, 37 runs, 20 doubles and five triples.

He’s only played 47 games, but he’s still provided more value than anyone else. would be the next choice due to his solid glove, but the pick is still Tulo.

In addition to the really cute nickname (so says GM Sandy Alderson), Sandoval is hitting .315/.372/.503 with seven homers, 28 runs and 28 RBI. This wasn’t as easy as one might think, because (.272/.374/.421 with better defense) has a real good case as well. 

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier insists there are no splits in the squad.But he says the north London club are in crisis after conceding 10 goals in their last two games.“We are obviously going through a difficult period,” said the England midfielde I tried to make it through these without cheating. I really did, and I almost made it. But we’re going to do it here. Melky is a left fielder, but he has made 11 starts in right. So we’re shifting him here (and you’ll see why when we get to left field). Cabrera is an MVP candidate at this juncture, hitting .356/.395/.518 with 18 doubles, seven triples, seven homers, 42 RBI, 54 runs, 10 stolen bases and an -best 116 hits. If you want to make me stick to keeping Cabrera in left, Andre Ethier would be the choice here.

Hey, he’s almost back from his hammy injury. He’s only played 36 games, but what a glorious 36 games those were, as he hit .355/.444/.719(!) with 12 homers, 28 RBI and 30 runs. The other choices here would be , and , in that order.

When presented with the choice between Cargo and Melky, I flipped Melky to right field. When forced to pick between the two studs, I choose both. Gonzalez flirted with the triple crown in 2010 and he appears headed down that path again. He’s hitting .336/.394/.589 with 17 homers, 58 RBI and an NL-best 59 runs.

Long second fiddle in his own rotation, Cain is now the best pitcher in his entire division. He’s 9-3 with a 2.62 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 118 strikeouts in an NL-best 120 1/3 innings. The two complete-game shutouts — including a perfect game — are just gravy.

Recent rough starts from and made this tough choice a bit easier. Kershaw has followed up his stellar 2011 campaign — which landed him a Cy out selecting Manchester United veteran Chris Smalling to play at Euro2020 squad.The defender has enjoyed a renaissance this season on loan at Serie A giants Roma.And Southgate admits he has been watching the 30-year-old.”I’ve never ruled anybody ouYoung — with another very solid season. He’s 6-4 with a 2.65 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 112 strikeouts in 115 1/3 innings. Miley and Bumgarner actually check in behind ,on Ibe has been found guilty of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic accident last year.Ibe, reports the Mirror, crashed his white Bentley through the front of The Pantry, on Plaistow Lane in Bromley, at 4am last July, causing around £15,0 who loses out to Kershaw by a nose. Vogelsong just keeps getting it done as a wonderful reclamation story. He’s 7-3 with a 2.26 ERA (NL-best), 1.11 WHIP and 72 strikeouts in 103 2/3 innings. I wouldn’t argue with those who want Vogelsong over Kershaw here. It’s a toss up.

Romo has one loss, but he hasn’t blown a lead yet, with 14 holds and four saves. He has a 0.75 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 30 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched. There were several other really good candidates in this pitching-rich division, too, notably , and .

There is no “next Mariano Rivera,” but Jansen’s cutter certainly resembles the stuff of the best closer of all-time. Jansen has saved 15 of 18 games since taking over for . He sports a 2.11 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and a daunting 61 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings. deserves mention here, too, for handling the duties given to him after Brian Wilson’s injury. 

And now that we’ve seen all three divisional teams for the National League, which one looks the strongest? I actually think it’s the NL Central, despite it being overall the worst division. Interesting how that works out, eh? As I said from the get-go, teams are a sum of their parts. Having the most All-Stars doesn’t equal the best team.

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