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The  optioned reliever to Double-A Midland Fridamidfielder Bruno Fernandes says he wants to play in England.Fernandes had offers from Tottenham rejected over the summer.Fernandes said: “Of course I’m happy. I hard insists eicester City boss Brendan Rodgers admits there’s frustration after their 1-1 draw with Norwich City.The Foxes fell behind on 26 minutes after Finland international Teemu Pukki applied a smart finish to Emiliano Buendía’s through-ball.It took just 1he doesn’t care about being famous. Woodward has the bore of the brunt of criticism from the United faithful over his recruitment decisions in recent seasons.But Woodward says he is committed to turning the club into a successful on and ofve the desire to play England, this is the league I want to play, there are other cluy, just a few hours after he was claimed off waivers. Stinson posted a 1.50 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 10 appearances with the Brewers this spring.

ne revealed Kompany played a key part in luring hi

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The optioned pitcher to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday. De La Rosa posted a 9.45 ERA in four relief appearancesnt, 22, scored six times for the Gers last season while on loan from Liverpool and wity attacker Raheem Sterling is confident they can upset Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.Champions City have claimed victory just ONCE at Anfield since 1981 — and that was 16 years ago.But former Reds winger Sterling, 24, told Sport360: “At first as named the PF Ancelotti is upbeat over their chances of signing Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez.Ancelotti is still confident Napoli can get their man.“I’m not aware of a deal with Atletico,” he told TV Luna.“We’re still talking for James, a player that IA Scotland Young Player of the Year.When asked if a fresh deal was likely to be too costly this summer Gerrard replied: “I haven’t asked that questio in spring training. 

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MLB.com reports Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he’s still deciding whether or will be the team’s starting second baseman. “It’s going to come down to the wire, and … we may end up playing both of them a lot there,” GibVigo has him on the brink of overtaking a Cristiano Ronaldo record.Barcelona ran out 4-1 winners on Saturday evening at Camp Nou – and Messi scored three of the goals, all from dead-ball situations. This haul brought the Argentine level with Ronaldo bons said Tuesday. “They’re both having really good camps and they’re both proven big league players.” Although the Blue Jays added Bonifacio in a trade this offseason, Gibbons is giving Izturis every chance to win the job. “I saw Izzy play a number of years out in Anaheim with the Angels, and the one thing he always did was play the game the right way,” Gibbons said. “If you needed to do something on the field — get a runner over, bunt, big hit, have a great a bat, make a great play on defense — whatever it is, he always does the right thing. I’ve seen him do really well in the past, so we can expgn the Chelsea star.DH reports Thierry Henry has gained his licence to become a player agent and is ready to get involved in the negotiations.Talks have stalled over the past week with Chelsea now concerned about being blocked from signing a ose Mourinho has paid tribute to Manchester United defender Max Taylor.The 19-year-old was diagnosed with testicular cancer in October 2018 when Mourinho was in charge at Old Trafford and the Portuguese was devastated with the news.Following surgery replacemect him to be a big boost and do those things for us.”

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The Astros endured their first cuts of the spring Sunday and a few of their top prospects were among the names reassigned to minor-league camp. Players reassigned Sunday were Jr., , , , , and . Owens is one player on the Astros’ radar for a potential promotion in 2013. “The important thing for players like DeShields and Springer, who are a part of our future, was to come up here and make a good impression with a new staff and botrmer England striker Michael Owen criticised Arsenal fans for booing under-fire captainanager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he hopes to see Marcus Rashford back in action before the international break.The England forward was forced off during the second half of United’s loss to West Ham on Sunday.Solskjaer confirmed Rashford had sustained Granit Xhaka off before his tirade.The Swiss midfielder was taken off during the Gunners’ draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday and his departure was greeted with deh of them absolutely did that,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said, per .com. “Goebbert has been a part of our minor league system for a while and made a good impression, and Krauss had some big hits for us. The me250,000 (US$283,000) fine for violating several EU laws on transparency and data privacy, reports, /.According to Spain’s national data protection agency (AEPD), La Liga failed to adequately inform users of its official app that the platform can actissage to all those guys basically is you accomplished what your goal was this spring, you came up here and made a good impression on the staff. For all those guys, they did exactly what we wanted them to do.”

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.

Rangers’ Profar will join Netherlands for WBC finals if given the chance

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Last month, baseball’s top prospect the World Baseball Classic and instead focus on making the with a strong camp. Now that the Netherlands has with its walk-off win over Cuba, he might have a chance to do both. From :

In the wake of the Netherlands walk-off win over Cuba, which sends the Dutch to the World Baseball Classic finals that start Sunday, Profar said Monday he has been asked about possibly joining the team. And, he said, he’d like to go.

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“If they give me a chance, I will go,” Profar said, smiling widely. “They are doing a really great job.”

WBC rules allow for adjusting of rosters between rounds due to injuries. Several players have come up with minor injuries that could limit their availability for the finals.

GM Jon Daniels he will encourage the 20heir clash with Liverpool.The 20-year-old limped off after being caught by Francis Coquelin during the Blues’ 1-0 defeat by Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday.The extent of the blow was not known until scans revealed that it is a minor knock-year-old Profar to participate in the WBC if given the chance. Since the championship round runs from March 17-19, he’d oe Gunnar Solskjaer admits they’ve been hit by an injury crisis.Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial to miss Leicester clash on Saturday, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard doubtful.”The treatment room has been busy and still is,” Solskjaer said. “We nly miss about a week of camp.

Profar has gone 7 for 33 (.212) with seven walks and eight strikeouts in camp so far, and Baseball-Reference.com’s OppoQual stat indicates he’s faced mostly big-league-calibe hold onto Lucas Digne.The former Barcelona fullback has been a revelation for the Blues this season – and is being linked with a return to France.With Olympique Lyon preparing to sell Ferland Mendy to Real Madrid, they have identified Digne as a repr pitching. Unless someone gets hurt, Profar’s best chance to make the Rangers would be as a utility player.

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s are prepared to include players in an offer for

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Nationals starter was obliterated by the Cardinals on Friday, giving up eight runs on nine hits and two walks over three innings. Zimmermann, who threw 61 total pitches, struck out one batter and raised h Impact sporting director Olivier Renard is delighted with their deal for Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama.Wanyama joins as a Designated Player on a free transfer from Spurs. He’s signed a three-year contract with the club. “Victor is an importais spring ERA to 11.00. Acming Euro 2020 qual and Jan Vertonghen to sign new contracts.Toby Alderweireld penned terms to 2023 yesterday.Mourinho said: “Toby’s statement for me was beautiful, simple: ‘I couldn’t be happier in another place.'”“In football now there are some people that it looifiers.The England boss is relying on a mix of tried and trusted players, along with some new faces.The likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tyrone Mings will make their debuts, while Mason Mount and James Maddison also have another chancording to .com, the right-hander has been dealing with an early case of “dead arm,” but the issue is not uncommon for pitchers at this time of year.

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Nationals pitcher made his second stinto manager Frank Lampard.The Blues were humiliated 3-0 at home in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg by Bayern Munich this week.The loss has shown the levels behind the top European clubs Chelsea are at the moment.And Cascarino is not art of the Grapefruit League on Friday night against the Braves. He allowed two runs on five hits over three innings of work. The right-hander surrendered a solo homer to in the first before giving up his final damage the following frame. Zimmermann also struck out four while issuing no walks. “He threw some really good changeups to lefties and righties,” mr Chateauroux forward Haissem Hassan.The Watford Observer says multiple reports in France suggest that the Hornets have made an offer of around €2.5million for the 17-year-old, with the added incentive of a sell-on percentage.However, Barca are alsanager Davey Johnson said. maintain a first team pathway for their young players.The likes of Morgan Gibbs-White and Rúben Vinagre have proved a big hit in Wolves’ run to a seventh place finish in the Premier League this season.And Shi told CNBC: “Yeah we’ve spent a lot on t”Adding this pitch makes him that much tougher.”

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Rangers outfielder waat this stage, but as far as endorsements go, Frank Lampard couldn’t have hoped for better. Getting Callum Hudson-Odoi’s signature on a new Chelsea contract is as good as it gets…The money mentioned is mad. Cr Jurgen Klopp needs to buy a new striker.Aldridge feels the current attack could use some extra variety.He wrote for the Irish Independent: “Jurgen Klopp should look to strengthen a couple of key positions in his Liverpool squad this summer and the fazy. But it’s also inflated. As a base s scratched from Wednesday’s spring lineup against the White Sox with tightness in his left hamstring. azard scored both goals when Maurizio Sarri’s Blues won 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Boxing Day.”I prefer to speak about the whole team. We play against Chelsea – not only Hazard,” said Gracia at his pre-match press conference, according to watfordfc.com.He is considered day to day. “It’s nothing bad. I just need a day,” he said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

ding a debrief on the past season.Emery saw Arsena

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Blue Jays closer , who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, was pleased with his firstwere the victim of a home invasion last week.Vertonghen was in Germany for Spurs’ Champions League clash at RB Leipzig when wife Sophie and their two children were at the £3million home as four men with machetes and knives burst in.The maskanged Liverpool.A fine campaign saw Van Dijk become the most coveted defender in world football, after helping the Reds to a Champions League title and second place Premier League finish.”Everybody realises how good he is as a footballer, what he hased gang f bullpen session of the spring Thursday. “I’m happy where I’m at and as long as I don’t have a setback, I think I’m in a good spot. Juute to PSG striker Edinson Cavani.Emery was responding to praise from the Uruguayan he recently offered to his former PSG coach.”He gave me his thoroughness and his perfectionism,” said Cavani.To which, Emery responded with: “Human and professional qst stay the course,” he said, per Sportsnet. Janssen also described his shoulder having a “bit of crankiness” to the Toronto Sun, but says that he’s still on pace to be 100 percent by March 16, per his doctors.

und winger Jadon Sancho has revealed he’s been gag

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Thes aiola if they want Erling Haaland.United spies watched the Champions League sensation hit a hat-trick in RB Salzburg’s 6-2 demolition of Genk on Tuesday, says The Sun.Erling, 19, had a season at Molde under Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.But not believe that he is on the verge of retirement.The 33-year-old had to spend the tail end of his Chelsea career with little chance of playing for the first team.But he does not think that he is anywhere close to callector’s post at Manchester United.The former United striker has revealed he is qualified for the job.”After Rio Ferdinand last week, Darren Fletcher is the latest name linked with the Director of Football role but why not Dimitar Berbatov? I have theing time on what has been an e Angels signed infielder to a minor-league contract on Monday. The deal also included an invitation to spring training.

Photo of the day, Part II: Pete Rose, ‘The Battler’

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We already had a , so I guess we’ll call this Part II.

Being that it’s Hall of Fame season — or rather, the time of the year we scream at each other about who should be enshrined into Cooperstown’s crown jewel — we’re bound to see the name Pete Rose pop up a few times.

No, Rose still isn’t in the Hall of Fame nor is he on the ballot. That doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. But he is the all-time leader in hits and has a vast, loyal following who like to bring his name up in nearly any Hall of Fame argument.

So with all that said, check out this beauty of a picture. It is an :

That’s awesome in about 4,256 different ways. Count ’em!

And thougshiri has increased his stake in the club to 77.2 percent.Moshiri, who became the club’s majority shareholder when he invested in 49.9 percent of shares in February 2016, increased the stake to 68.6 percent this past September.Now he has an even deeph I’m certain Rose’s fans don’t care what I think, I’ll just mention this to head off the accusations at the pass is move from Sampdoria almost didn’t happen.Praet faced a race against the clock to agree a deal for Brendan Rodgers side in time on deadline day.The midfielder revealed he signed “just in time” but could not return home and collect his boots, evenstriker Timo Werner.Sport1 says both have made proposals to Werner ahead of the summer market — but he is waiting to see whether Liverpool make a move.Werner is understood to be a target for Jurgen Klopp’s side as they look to rejuvenate their squ: Yes, I absolutely think Rose should be in the Hall of Fame.

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Yankees claim catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from Giants

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The announced Monday that they have claimed catcher off waivers from the .

Whiteside, who will likely compete with and forson Champions League ban, it has been claimed.The Citizens have been banned from the Champions League for two years and hit with a £25million fine by Uefa.City have been found guilty of seriously misleading European football’s governing body and bre a backup role in 2013, had one hit and one walk in 14 plate appearances for the Giants in 2012. He hit .224/.296/.303 in 229 plate appearances with Triple-A Fresno.

Whiteside was expendable in San Francisco after the emergence of Hector Sanchez, who hit .280/.295/.390 in 227 plate appearances at the age of 22.

The Yankees are still expected to search for of the drop zone on goal difference, thanks to a recent run of one loss in seven games at Vicarage Road.Speaking on Saturday’s test against Leicester City, Hughes tolg to secure a move to a club in the coming weeks.And it appears the Turkish outfit are in pole position to sign the 32-year-old, who last played in the Super Lig in 2016-2017 for Besiktas.Babel scored five goals for Fulham in 16 league games, but coud the club website: “Going into the last nine, every game is huge now. We’ll look t a regular starter at catcher, with 2012 starter a free agent this offseason.

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Report: Phillies are ‘going to unload’

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The are “going to unload,” according to a source with knowledge of Philadelphia’s plans over the next 24 hours,  CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury. 

The Phillies are actively trying to trade , especially to the , but Philadelphia’s asking price has yet to be met, wrote Salisbury. 

is all but sure to be dealt, and the remain the most interested, along with the Giants and . 

The are the top suitor for , but the , with injury concerns of their own, and might be interested as well. 

The Phillies want a major-league ready utiled as an early favourite for the Brighton job after the dismissal of Chris Hughton today.Potter is as short as 1/8 with Betfair and 1/3 with Sky Bet, having guided Swansea to 10th in the Championship despite tightening financial constraints at the Weity man, or a prospect who projects to be a middle reliever, in return for Blanton, .com’s Britt Ghiroli. There’s concern in Baltimore over how much of an upgrade Blanton would be in Baltimore, as his numbers against the AL East over his career aren’t very good. 

About and a potential trade to the , Salisbury wrote that Texas is not on Lee’s list of 21 teams he can block trades to. 

If Lee is dealt to the Rangers, Texas will have to send Mike Olt and more back to Philadelphia. Salisbury speculates that the Phillies could ask for reliever to be included in the deal, as well. 

The Phillies are trying to avoid paying luxury s Jurgen Klopp will refuse to let any of their first team squad players leavandball was undeserved.Osasuna equalised late on for a 2-2 draw against Barcelona when Roberto Torres converted a penalty after a Pique handball, a spotkick that the defender doesn’t think should have been awarded.”I hit it with my hand, but we alwaye this month.Xherdan Shaqiri is the latest to be linked with a move away, with Roma suggested to hold an interest in taking the Swiss international on loan, with a view to a tax, and trading Victorino and Blanton would save them “roughly $6 million,” Salisbury . 

It’s no secret, he added, that the Reds want , and that could be on the move, too. But not to the ,  CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. 

Blue Jays acquire Sean O’Sullivan from Royals for cash

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Money can’t buy you everything, but it can buy you Sean O’Sullivan.

That’s the lesson the Jays have learned, as they’ve acquired the right-handed swing man from the in exchange for redeemable currency.

The 24-year-old Sullivan, who was out-righted to Triple-A Omaha back in April, ha Pogba and Jesse Lingard appeared to exchange angry words on the streets of Perth yesterday.Victor Lindelof was seen pulling a tense-looking Pogba away when Lingard appeared to confront the unsettled Real Madrid and Juventus target, reports The Sun.Ls a 6.92 ERA in 53.1 PCL innings this season, largely working out of the bullpen. Over that span, he’s struck out just 26 against 23 walks.

In 193.2 career innings at the major-league level, O’Sullivan has an ERA of 6.13. In those innings, he’s been plagued by low K rates and high HR rates. Suffice it to say, O’SullivanManchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he won’t pursue a deal for unsettled Barcelona star Leo Messi.Messi’s future at Barcelona has been thrown into jeopardy after he publicly criticised sporting director Eric Abidal this week.The row between th is an uninspiring addition, but after ‘s run of pitching injuries they’re probably taking a “throw it against the wall and see if it sticks” approach.

For the Royals, in addition to fattening the coffers by thousands upon thousands of dollars, the move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the a other Premier League sides want to sign Butland, but have been put off by Stoke’s valuation, according to the Birmingham Mail.The Potters want more than £20 million for the 25-year-old, which no one is willing to pay.Stoke boss Nathan Jones confirmnd .