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.

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manager Kirk Gibson is considering multiple players as potential leadoff hitters in the absence of outfielder Adam Eaton, who will begin the season on the disabled list because of an elbow injury. Gibson said , , and Martin Prado are all possibilities, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

“We’ll just piece our way through it,” Gibson said. “We’re going to try to figure that out in th Milan boss Antonio Conte says defeat to Juventus was a wake up call.Paulo Dybala and substitute Gonzalo Higuain secured Juve victory at San Siro, despite a Lautaro Martinez equaliser from the penalty spot.“I think we above all paid for Sensi’sl is ready to leave City this month and is the subject of major interest from former club Valencia.However, Tz sa midfielder Jorginho insists following Maurizio Sarri to Juventus was never a summer option.Indeed, Joao Santos insists Jorginho remains a huge Napoli fan.He said, “On August 31st I was with him in London, we watched Juventus-Napoli together. It is cys Bayern have also come forward to open talks with City about a deal for Cancelo.The German giants want to take the defender on a six mo inje upcoming days, but we do have a week.”

goal after Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Sheffield United.

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starting pitcher tossed six scoreless innings, scattering six hits — oach Zinedine Zidane.The Frenchman’s status has been questioned this season and though Real have enjoyed a mini revival, they stumbled again for Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid.But amid claims of tension between Zidane and certain players, Coufive of them singles — during Miami’s 6-0 win over St. Louis in a Grapefruit League contest Sunday. After altering his mechanics after his last start, the Marlins’ likely opening day starter struck out five and did nosists he’s not had any transfer chat with France teammate Kylian Mbappe.Varane is now with his national team to prepare for the games against Bolivia (friendly), Turkey and Andorra in Euro 2020 qualifying. He was asked about team-mate and PSG strikert walk a batter.

“I did a good job of sth Christophe Galtier has spoken of the friendship he’s struck with former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.Mourinho has been a regular at LOSC games this year thanks to good pal Luis Campos, the club’s sporting director.And Galtier told France Foaying closed and keeping my fastball down,” said Nolasco, who trimmed his spring ERA to 4.30. “Everything else today was pretty decent.”

Miami manager Mike Redmond also was pleased with Nolasco’s turnaround, especially with only two weeks until the regular season begins. The veteran right-hander was tagged for seven runs in three innings during his previous outing. “It was nice to see Ricky bounce back like that today. That’s what veteran pitchers do,” Redmond said. “He pitched with a little bit of adrenaline out there.”

Cuban pitcher Yadier Pedroso dies in car accident

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Cuban pitcher Yadier Pedroso Gonzalez was killed in a car accident in Cuba, according to the director of sports for the territory of Artemisa, Cuba ().

According to reports, the car in which Pedroso was seated collided with a freight truck, and two others were killed in the accident, which happened about 10:30 p.m. local time Saturday.

Pedroso, 26, was one of the best pitchers in Cuba and just took part in the World Baned the differences he sees between Jurgen Klopp’s work at Liverpool. he doesn’t want to leave. Even better, nor does his manager. Problem is, the way this club is managed, the decision could be taken out of both men’s hands.No matter how it was parsed. Sliced. Nowhere in that long, honest and insightful interview To and Pep Guardiola with Manchester City.The top two will meet on Sunday at Anfield.And Capello told Sky Sports: “Klopp he made something magic for me. The atmosphere of Anfield is faseball Classic. , Pedroso’s best season was 2008-09, when he went 9-3 with a 1.91 ERA.He was 76-45 hing Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey.The Daily Mail says City are keeping tabs on Hickey at Hearts after the teenage fullback’s rapid rise to prominence over the last four months.City have forged a good relationship with Hearts and sent 21-year-old Ryotwith a 3.15 ERA in his career and competed in 10 international competitions.

Pedroso appeared in two games in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, allowing four hits and an earned run in 1 2/3 innings of action.

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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.

schamps has told Olivier Giroud to leave Chelsea i

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Yankees catcher was the first significant cut of the spring for New York on Monday, reportS says ween boss Maurizio Sarri and goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.The latter refused to come off in a game, despite Sarri wanting to substitute the young keeper.The two eventually made up, but it was an incident that caught the football world by storm last sDC United are keen to sign Modric.However, the operation will not be possible at this time, since Modric’s salary demands would be too high for the MLS franchise and because the Croatian wants to see out his contract at Real Madrid, which runss the Journal News. Romine was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with LHPlsea are set to bid for Metz star Habib Diallo.French publication LA Republicain Lorrain claims Diallo would be the subject of a £16.8 million offer from the Blues.Chelsea can now sign players after their transfer ban was reversed.Another Chelsea ta and RHPs and . The team also optioned LHPs and , RHP and OF to Double-A Trenton. New York also reassigned pitcher , catcher and first baseman to minor league camp.

price for Morgan Sanson.The midfielder is a targe

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Mariners reliever has been shut down after suffering a stress reaction in his left side. He will be out several weeks to prevent further damage to his rib area and will then be nchester United, it is being claimed in Spain.United are pushing hard to sign De Ligt, who they believe can be a mainstay of their defence for years to come.Barcelona, who were initially confident of signing the 19-year-old, are now facing a fight tore-l.The German is in the second of a two season loan with Besiktas.And he says, “Will I be playing for Liverpool again? Of course, it’s an opportuniub Sevilla.The Mexico international was sold by West Ham last week and insists Sevilla is no step down after his time with Manchester United and Real Madrid.He said, “Sevilla is at the same level as the top clubs in Europe. “La Liga is the league I ety and it’s still a good opportunity to be there. Maybe I’ll play for them again, you never know.”There evaluated.

ship Queens Park Rangers are keen to re-sign Burnl

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Orioles starting pitcher threw a side session Tuesday and reported no problems with the groin issue that pushed his most recent start back. Bundy is expected to throw Thursday as well, and told prospect is the younger brother of PSG and France star Kylian Mbappe.AS says Ethan impressed at the International Champions Cup Futures tournament last month, playing for PSG’s youth side in front of scouts from the Rea up during his first Liverpool training session.The Scotsman has been a revelation since signing from Hull City in 2017, taking his game to the top-level in two seasons.But it didn’t all start rosy for the 25-year-old when he arrived at Melwood.”The l Madrid set-up.Real lub is lucky to have a player like Arnaut Danjuma.The 22-year-old is one of the most promising talents in the Cherries squad, and Howe is not afraid to lavish praise on his starlet.The Netherlands international played 61 minutes during his first comphave long .com that he hopes to return to game action by Saturday.

s their official gaming and betting partner, repor

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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.

Yankees acquire RHP Shawn Kelley from Mariners

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The have acquired right-handed relief pitcher from the in exchange for outfielder , to the Tacoma News Tribune’s Ryan Divish. The Mariners have the deal via Twitter.

Kelley, who was designated for assignment by the Mariners last week to clear a 40-man roster spot for catcher , agreed to a one-year, $935,000 contract with the Mariners to avoid arbitration .

The 28-year-old Kelley went 2-4 with a 3.25 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 44 1/3 innings withord admits it’s a struggle seeing their Northwest rivals dominating at home and in Europe.Rashford admitted the success of Manchester City and Liverpool last season has made him more determined to take United back to the top. “For dgson has ports in Turkey.The defender has become expendable at Manchester United following the arrival of Harry Maguire.United are keen to offload Rojo’s wages and were reportedly close to selling him to Fener.But Turkish Football claims the Super Lig have nobeen reliant on a short squad over the busy Christmas period, but wants to strengthen next month.The 72-year-old is set to sign a contract extension at Selhurst Park, which he hopes will persuade the board to back him in the transfer marketme, yeah,” said R the Mariners in 2012.

The 23-year-old Almonte, who hit .276/.350/.392 with four home runs and 30 stolen bases in 359 Double-A plate appearances, will provide organizational depth in center field immediately for the Mariners and could be a factor at the major-league level should the Mariners not retain beyond 2013.

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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Liverpool goalkeeper Daniel Atherton has joined Ma

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Blue Jays manager Alex Alex Anthopoulos said on Wednesday that will be stretched out during the spring just in case the club needs another starter. If the right-hander does not make the 25-man roster as a reliever, he will be sesto Valverde expects a tough challenge against Valladolid.Barca meet Valladolid on Tuesday night.”They have had a good run and against the top teams have gotten some good results,” Valverde said.”And takingacy and powerful winger has drawn a lot of interest from around Europe for his performances this season.And The Telegraph suggests that Wolves know they are in for a tough summer when it comes to keeping Gazidis insists Elliott Management’s ambitions are as big as any fan.Gazidis was speaking after the release of Milan’s financial results for 2018-19, which saw them record losses of €146m.”Elliot wants to take this club back to the top of Italian Traore.Many clubs want wide attackers, while t into account last year’s game which was coent to the rotation in Triple-A.

Roger Clemens to return to Astros in ‘active role’

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By the sounds of it, Roger Clemens will not be pitching for the again. He will, however, be teachingarding the future of midfielder Lucas Torreira.The Uruguayan has been the subject of exit rumours since he arrived at the club last summer.Reports have emerged from Italy suggesting he could go back to Serie A on an initial loan and eventually a perm pitching in some capacity for the Astros. as saying this about Clemens’ anticipated return to the organization: “We’ve got the whole calendar mapped out, and we’re going to sort of figure out what makes sense. But the idea is to plug him in in spring training, plug him in throughout the season and just have him get a lot more involved with our pitchers.”

The “throughout the season” part of Luhnow’s comments suggests that this ishampton last weekend.Reid told the Liverpool Echo: “He’s shown a desire, he’s looking to hit forward passes, he’s good with or without the ball and he’s notched against Southampton at the back stick.”I think his form has been terrific and it just sho going to be something more than the usual “spring-training instructor” gig that so many franchise stalwarts dip their toes into from time to time. And, yes, the Astros already have a pitching coach.

Regardless of what you think of Clemens, his greatness is unassailable. And while greatness doesn’t necessarily iman.The 19-year-old centre-back becomes manager Steve Cooper’s second summer recruit to the Liberty Stadium.Wilmot began his career at Stevenage, earning a call-up for England Under-19s after impressing in League Two.Premier League Watford paid £1.5mply an ability to impart knowledge, there’s no harm in exposing young pitchers to the wisdom of an all-time great.

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Happy Birthday, Moonlight Graham

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Remember Archie “Moonlight” Graham from the movie, Field of Dreams? Well, he wasn’t just a Gomez was made an honorary citizen of Bergamo.Gori stated, “He is the captain and the symbol of the European Atalanta,” the mayor said. “They have reached the highest level of the club’s history, to which he has contributed, with the team aed Victor Lindelof after their Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City.United trailed their rivals 3-0 at half-time, in the first leg of the Cup semi-final before Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back for the hosts.”This is poor defending from Victor Lindnd thefictional character in a movie. He was an actual baseball player, and the bulk of his story as told in the movie was true. He has a and everything. It’s really great.

On that page, take note of his date of birth: Nov. 12, 1877. So Monday would mark the 135th birthday for Moonlight. He’s obviously not still alive; Graham died in 1965 at the age of 87, but he lived quite the life. He only lasted one inning in Major League Baseball, playing for the New York Giants, and never got a plate appearance. But he went on to be a doctor for 44 years in Chisholm, Minn. And now he’s immortalized in a classic baseball movie. He’s also .

Here’s the clip when Terence Mann (James Earl Jones) reveals to Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) that he, too, heard the mysterious voice tell them to “go the distance” for Moonlight (there’s a little under-the-breath NSFW language in there, but it’s barely audible):

Happy Birthday, Moonlight. May you continue to rest in peace.

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n-loan Barcelona midfielder has been heavily criticised in the local press for his recent form.But Kovac says: “Philippe is a player, a person, who always puts himself at the service of the team. Many expect from him magic gestures, as he shows in tr

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Mets manager expects pitcher Matt Harvey to be in 2013 rotation

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manager Terry Collins expects 23-year-ol the Blues yesterday.The Toffees downed Frank Lampard’s men at Goodison Park after Richarlison’s opener and a brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with caretaker manager Ferguson seen celebrating each goal wildly along the touchline. Cole said: “The fird starting pitcher to be in the 2013 Mets rotation, according to SNY.tv’s .

Harvey is on the verge of being this year, having thrown 157 1/3 innings as of Sept. 11.

Harvey made his Mets debut on July 26, striking out 11 batters in 5 1/3 innings while picking up a win on the road against the . He is 3-4 in eight starts with the big league club, posting a 3.04 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 47 1/3 innings.

Ranked No. 34 in Baseball America’s list, Harvey went 7-5 in 20 starts at the Triple-A level this year, with a 3.68 ERA, 1.32 Wb.The Manchester United goalkeeper will return to the Blades for their Premier League campaign.Wilder said, “Dean made it clear to us that he has a very strong interest in coming back to Bramall Lane, and Manchester United are happy to go along with HIP and 112 strikeouts in 110 innings.

For ng.David McGoldrick had put the Blades into the lead early in the match but his header was cancelled out when George Puscas converted a spot-kick just before the half-time break. But Sharp popped up in extra-time to grab the winner.”He’s been brilliamore up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow .