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Tampa Bay designated catcher for assignment Sunday, reports the Tampa.Toni Rudiger struck both goals for the Blues at the Foxes.Lampard said, “In a game that swung this way and that in an incident-packed second half, the boss left the East Midlands ultimately satisfied his team had something to show for our efforts.”A Bay Times. The needed to clear up roster space on the 40-man. 

Vogt, 28, hit .296 this spring with a home run and four RBI over 27 at-bats. He did not get a baGomez 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 and these hit over 25 at-bats last year with rated Blues boss Frank Lampard saw the winter market shut on Friday without a signing being made.Instead, Chelsea are set for a big spending summer and ESPN says high on their shopping list will be Ziyech.Ziyech is also being tracked by Manchester Unthe Rays. 

co Silva knows fans are fuming after defeat to Bur

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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.

nal boss Unai Emery is delighted with Kieran Tiern

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The will likely make a decision regarding  Thursday. Manager John Farrell said the 25-manWilder has challenged Dean Henderson to build on his first England call-up.Wilder claimed Henderson’s call-up by Gareth Southgate was recognition of the on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper’s progress with the Blades. “He’s working extremely hard and roster should be decided after Thu to join the senior coaching staff at Chelsea.The Times says Newton is set to move into a first-team coaching role with Chelsea once Frank Lampard’s appointment as manager is confirmed, according to The Times.The former midfielder, 47, made 165 leagursday afternoon’s game. Bradley’s hot spring has oValencia are ready to pounce for Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez.Goal says Valencia could capitalise on the uncertainty surrounding Newcastle by making a move for Perez.The Spanish striker is open to returning to his homeland this summer.But Valencia are hopeful Newcastle will lower their £22m valuation of the striker.Perez is also being linked with Tottenham this summer.ut him in contention for a roster spot despite his lack of experience in the minors. The team will want Bradley to play every day, so that could factor into its decision.

Spring training injury update: Freese homers in return to lineup

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The were dealt a pretty big blow Thursday, as shortstop will following thumb surgery. He originally hurt himself diving for a ball during the World Baseball Classic earlier this week. Los Angeles will rely on the less than ideal duo of and on the left side of the infield until Ramirez returns.

Here are the rest of Thursday’s injury updates:

: RHP (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session, his third of the spring. He’ll do it again Sunday. (): 1B left Houston’s game with pinched nerve in his left trap and is day-to-day. (): 3B (tailbone) returned to the lineup and hit a home run. He missed about a week with the injury. (): SS (elbow) will begin throwing this weekend. Manager Kirk Gibson believes he’ll be ready by mid-April. (): 2B was scratched from the lineup with back tightness. (): RHP (root canal) is expected to pitch on Friday as scheduled. (): 1B was scratched from Pittsburgh’s game witol ahead of Sunday’s showdown.The United boss has come out fighting on the eve of their big clash with Liverpool – and said their time in the title wilderness won’t be as long as their Anfield rivals, who last won in 1989/1990.Solskjaer defiantly sh some kind of allergic reaction. (): OF (hamstring) hit in a minor league game and will do the same Friday. He must play the field before getting back into regular spring training games. (): OF (back spasms) took part in a workout, but hek.The Frenchman has been named new coach of St Etienne.Saint Etienne announced on Friday afternoon that Ghislain Printant had been fired – and just a half-hour later Puel’s appointment was confirmed.ASSE announces that Puel has signed a contract to 2 has yet to return to the lineup. He’s been out sl under pressure after a poor week.Pochettino spoke to the media today after Tuesday’s Carabao Cup shock at Colchester.He insisted: “The most difficult was the first season. A few seasons were tough in some periods. I am so relaxed. I become more relince March 16. (): SS (concussion) has been cleared to resume baseball activity. There is no timetable for returning to game action, however () … IF (back spasms) is improving and could play in Saturday’s game () … 1B Lyle Overbay (back tightness) is expected to play the next two days. (): RHP (groin) isn’t getting any better. “It got tight and ended up being swollen,” he said after pitching in a minor-league game Wednesday. ()

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.

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.

artinez and Antonio Candreva decided the Champions

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Houston non-roster invitee was scratched from his latest start due to a strained gltspur signing Memphis Depay from Lyon.The Dutch forward took to social media to mention that he was set to leave Lyon with the season coming to an end.Reports suggested a move to Liverpool and the Premier League was a possibility.However, Sky Sports repor it has announced plans for a UK-based academy designed to create a pathway for British stude class signings can improve his squad.Klopp has often been asked why they did not spend more money in the summer transfer window.But given the quality of players at his disposal, Klopp knows that only the very best can take them to the next level.”Innts to play college football in the US, reports, /.Based at Barnet and Southgate College, the NFL Academy, which has also secured support from Nike – thuteal muscle, reports the Toronto Sun. “He’s been getting treatment and hopefully we get him back out there soon,” Astros manager Bo Porter told .com.

Burnley.Lys Mousset assisted all three goals, with

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The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Phillies manager Charlie Manuel saw first baseman take live batting practice in late January. Howard was limited to 71 games in 2012 as he came back from an Achilles injurystotspur thanks to a first-half goal from Danny Ings.The Englishman bagged his 15th goal for the season with a fine 17th minute strike.Spurs lost both Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele to injuries in what has been a dire festive period for Jose Mourinho.Trian is returning to the Premier League club after an impressive loan campaign with Kilmarnock.”I’m keen to push on. I’m coming back on July 1 with the others and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Bachmann.”Obviously I know Ben [Foster] h he suffered during the 2011 postseason. “He said his Achilles’ doesn’t hurt him and he said his ankle is much better,” Manuel said irca.The Frenchman was on the scoresheet alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou.”We wanted to have a good game,” Griezmann told Movistar.”The first half was very good and we connected a lot, before we managed time more in the second han late January.

onsistency.The Blues suffered a poor 2-0 loss to S

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ond.The winger came off against Fulham in the Carabao Cup. But his manager hopes that his winger will not be out for too long.Redmond required medical attention with what appeared an ankle injury.Hasenhuttl said to reporters: “The first thing is that

Matthew Stucko of MiLB.com reported on Friday that Red Sox outfielder — who has been dogged by when pressed today about a deal for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.With both Pogba and Neymar reportedly keen to leave their current clubs, Manchester United and PSG respectively, rumours of moves to Madrid have been rife, although United arinjuries for most of his young career — will undergo surgery for an unspecified ailment and is expected to miss spring trainin4-0 rout of Everton.’Lampard praised the Spaniard’s attitude after his return from a spell being on the bench.He said, “The whole attitude and focus of the team felt really strong today after the Liverpool win and sometimes I have been searching for g.

Rays trade for Yunel Escobar

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The have acquired shortstop from the via trade, the club announced late Tuesday night. In return, the Marlins would receive minor-league middle infielder Derek Dietrich.

Escobon Saturday.Miguel Almiron was the matchwinner with his first goal for Newcastle.Hodgson said: “We had a lot of chances and were in pole position to win the game. We had done very well to stop the crosses but didn’t do well with that one at the end.”ar, 30, hit .253/.300/.344 with nine homers, 51 RBI and 58 runs in 145 games for the last season. He fell out of favor late last season due to his poor play in addition to playing .

Escobar was then traded to the Marlins as enjoyed his week with new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho.Moura has started both games under Mourinho and his main joy is that he is finally given a chance to shine in his more comfortable position as a wider support player to the main striker.”Every ppart of the blockbuster deal that sent three All-Stars — , and — to the Blue Jays. The deal became official Nov. 19, so Escobar only spent a few weeks at his team was improving over preseason. The Reds registered their first win in five friendly matches, coming back from a goal down to win 3-1.Memphis Depay’s fourth-minute penalty was cancelled out by Roberto Firmino, before Joachim Andersen’s own gs a member of the Marlins.

Dietrich, a 23-year-old second-rounder in 2010 out of Georgia Tech, is a career .278/.342/.470 hitter across parts of three minor-league seasons. In 2012, he batted a combined .279/.338/.457 with 14 homers and 28 doubles for High-A Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery. Baseball America recently listed him as the ninth-best prospect in the Rays’ system.

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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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Photo: Rangers step up rookie hazing

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Photos of rookie hazing — most often “perp marches” in women’s clothing — are pretty banal and juvenile by this pointlanning a January move for the former Manchester United attacker, Koeman says the Dutchman should be considering his options.He said, “The fact that he does not play for the biggest team in the world obviously has no consequences for his place in the (after all, there can be only one ). But credit to the for concocting something that’s viving their interest in Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.TuttoJuve says Manchester United were keen on signing Mandzukic as well as his Juventus team-mate Paulo Dybala during the summer transfer window but the double deal broke down at the eleventh fairly original by the unoriginal standards of the genre. Courtesy of US Presswire. 

The afflicted youngsters are and , and let us just say that Mr. Profar is owning the look with a bit more confidence than his fellow sufferer Mr. Font. 

And looh says manager Chris Wilder has his full support.The Saudi prince, who won an 18-month-long legal battle with fellow co-owner Kevin McCabe over the club’s ownership on Monday, says Sheffield United are “blessed” to have the Englishman in charge at Brk: Even McKayla is impressed!

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Welcome to the 2012 postseason: Washington Nationals

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Just hours after the clinched their spot in the postseason, the Nationals also reserved a confirmation email that they’ll be busy in October, beating the 4-1 on Thursday night.

An interesting question. Yes and no. The have not, but their predecessors, the Montreal Expos did. Once.

The 1981 Expos made it to the postseason despite finishing second overall in their division. In the strike-shortened season, the Expos finished first in the NL East in the second half then defeating the in the National League Division Series. Montreal lost to the Dodgers in the best-of-5 NLCS aftenited squad for the first-time after recovering from cancer.The 19-year-old was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year and begun chemotherapy at the start of 2019.Taylor started training again in September and will now travel with the first-team r taking a 2-1 lead. The Dodgers crushed the Expos’ dreams by beating them in Game 4 and 5 at Olympic Stadium to advance to the World Series.

has played in 44 postseason games and won a ring with the 2008 Phillies. started four games last fall, but was just 1-1 with a 5.60 ERA, but did earn a ring with the Cardinals. has played 22 postseason games.

Daniel Farke was left angry with his players after their 2-0 home defeat to Watford.Gerard Deulofeu’s goal after 76 seconds after some lax defending from Emiliano Buendia set Watford on their way and Andre Gray’s close-range flick from a Deulofeu cro At 91-58, the Nationals have the best record in baseball. With a 5.5 game lead over the , their magic number for the National League East title is eight.

Despite the hullabaloo around the shutdown of , the Nationals still have the best rotation in baseball. Nationals pitchers have a 3.29 ERA, the best mark in baseball. In addition to and in the rotation, and tyler Clippard spearhead an underrated bullpen. The team’s .747 OPS is the fourth-best in the National League, trailing , andicharlison features high on the shopping list of Manchester United.The London Evening Standard says he is on United’s shortlist of five as they look for attacking reinforcements.United struggled for goals earlier in the season and have made a new str . The Nationals are the favorites in the National League, but will their lack of playoff experience hurt them?

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Tim Lincecum strikes out a season-high 11 batters

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Leading up to Saturday’s game, many were suggesting was pitching for his spot in the rotation. He looked more like he was pitching for his third Cy Young — throwing eight shutout innings against the . He also struck out a season-high 11 batters, while walking just one, allowing five hits.Linves Liverpool winning the Premier League title this season will be an anti-climax.With the competition suspended due to coronavirus concerns, Liverpool face a further wait to be crowned champions.’Smith wrote for the London Evening Standard: “I know cecum’s bid for his fourth win of the season was blown by closer , who gave up two runs in the ninth. The came back to win it in the 12th, moving into first place in the National League West.The 28-year-old entered the game 3-10 with a 6.42 ERA, and had lost his last two, failing to get out of the fourth inning in either start. Earlns League.Klopp admits the response from fans was overwhelming.”It’s no problem to speak about it,” he says, before pausing to gather his thoughts. “It was…absolutely overwhelming. It was too much to comprehend, one of the best things I’ve witnesseier this week, Giants manager Bruce Bochy did nothing to discount the assertion that Lincecum was pitching for his spot in the rotation. When asked on Thursday, he said, “I don’t want to put added pressure on him,” Bochy said, . “But you have to do what’s right.”It appears he earned another chance, with just his second scoreless outing. He allowed just four hits in seven shutout innings against the.The on-loan PSG goalkeeper kept a clean sheet on debut for the 2-0 win.Zidane said, “He is a member of the squad, he played tonight and did well. We’re happy that the players who played tonight have done well. He has shown that we can count on him on June 27. He allowed just an unearned run against the in eight innings on April 28. The Giants have an off day on Monday, meaning they could skip him in the rotation, but now his next start would likely be Friday at .

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Henderson Alvarez latest injured Blue Jay starter

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What could £50m.The 27-year-old has just one year left on his contract with Spurs, and there are no signs that the Danish playmaker will commit his long-term future to the club.The Daily Mail says Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs owner Daniel Levy have agreed thn’t possibly happengues.The PSG star is a confirmed target for former club Barcelona, however Casemiro says he’s speaking with his Brazil teammate about joining him in Madrid.”I speak to him almost every day and the truth is that I would prefer that he be with us, aten again has happened: yet another Blue Jay starter has been lifted from a start with an apparent injury. This time, right-hander (4.36 ERA in 15 starts this season) exited his Monday nPalmeiras, Matheus has been loaned to Valladolid to the end of the season.”Coming to Spain, in this case to Real Valladolid, is the opportunity of my life,” he declared.”I am a player who can help in defence, ahead of them, but I can also manage to right start against the Red Sox with elbow soreness.

.com’s Gregor Chisolm reports that the team is calling it “,” but Jays fans have been conditioned to expect the worst. That’s because, as Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca notes, starter within the last two weeks to leave a game.

First it was Brandon Morrow, who’s on the DL with a strained oblique. Then it was Drew Hutchison, whose sprained elbow will prevent him from throwing for the next four to six weeks. Then it was Kyle Drabek, who’s facing Tommy John surgery for the second time in his professional career. And now it’s Alvarez.

If Alvarez is indeed out for a while, then the Blue Jay rotation will consist of , , , and … someone else.

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