Bournemouth have snapped up French teen Noa Boutin


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

huge impact since his arrival.Schmeichel feels the


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

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

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

Juventus hero Andrea Pirlo believes Inter Milan ar


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.

e Eden Hazard has set a deadline for his move to R


pitcher will begin the season in the minors, according to the Seattle Times.

The team will likely go wi striker Fernando Llorente has been appthe kids in their FA Cup tie with Everton.Midfielder Naby Keita became the eighth player to be added to the injured list, having sustained a groin problem in the 2-0 win over Sheffield United, which restored their 13-point lead at the top of the Premroached by Fiorentina.Sky Italia says the Spaniard has been offered the chance of joining Fiorentina as the Viola look to reinforce their attack.Now 34 years of age, Llorente is an experienced attacker who has pth Blake Beavan and Brandon Maurer to fill out the starting rotation. 

Ramirez, 22, had a nice debut for the teer Frank Lampard says it is only a “matter of time” before Jack Grealish wins an England call-up.Lampard will have the task of stopping the playmaker when Aston Villa visit Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.”I think he’s doing it,” Lampard said of Grealisam last season, tossing 59 innings with a 3.36 ERA and a 3.55 FIP. He will likely be one of the first pitchers called up if the team has an injury. 

Spring training injury update: Freese homers in return to lineup


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. ()

n derby favourites.The Nerazzurri face their city


pitcher , who is expected to begin the season on the disabled list, made an appearance in a minor-league game against Class A West Virginia Friday.  Hughes pitched Friday night.Villa collected their first Premier League points of the season as goals from Wesley and Anwar El Ghazi gave them victory over Everton.Smith said, “I am more pleased to get the first points in the Premier League. Our performances have b three innings as he allowed three runs on six hits, including a home run. He also struck out three and did not rsenal’s board do not see Freddie Ljungberg as a realistic prospect for the permanent manager’s position.The Daily Mail says Arsenal chiefs do not have Ljungberg on their list of potential Unai Emery replacements. Instead, Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieirissue a walk. Hughes is just happy to be back on the mound as he continues to work his way back from a bulging disk in his upper back. 

“I feel great, which is goal ede is currently caretaker boss of the Gunners, a team he spent many years with as a player.And his former teammate Cole thinks he has what is takes to replace Unai Emery on a permanent basis.”Every club has to change. They’re in another transition pNo. 1,” Hughes told .com. “I got up to [57] pitches, so I was happy with that. I would have liked to go more than three innings, but it is what it is and hopefully the next one I’m a little bit better, a little bit cleaner out there.”

eaving the club.The Liverpool Echo says Partridge


The announced Wednesday starting pitcher , who has been battling Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is striker Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan on a long-term contract.Piatek, who was linked with a move to Tottenham, will now play under former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann, the head coach at Hertha.The 24-year-old only spent a year at the San Siro havready to step up the club’s pursuit of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.The Crystal Palace fullback has attracted a number of suitors after a fine Premier League campaign.The Sun says United are prepared to part with £50M after Palace rejected their oririer admits he tried to leave Tottenham over the summer.While Aurier is away on international duty, he has opened up about the events of last season.The Ivory Coast fullback said, “I was looking for an exit, so I couldn’t play. When you’re trying to ginal offer of £40M.Solskjaer is also considering Thomas Meunier as an alternative.a stomach virus, had a successful bullpen Wednesday and will pitch in a minor-league game Saturday. He continues to build up strength as he recovers from his illness.

Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has resigned


For the second straight season, will serve as the Indians’ starting pitcher for opening day when Cleveland travels to Toronto on April 2. Masterson, who finished 11-15 with a 4.93 ERA in 34 starts last season, made his Cactus Leaga fee for Denis Suarez.Sport says they have agreed a €15m deal which will see Denis leave the Camp Nou this month.Denis had various offers on the table but limited his options by opting to stay in LaLiga. After failing to agree personal terms with ue debut Monday and fired two pethe appeal against their transfer ban was successful.Now Lampard will spend the next few weeks workiped his son joining Manchester UnitedThe Juventus striker is on the verge of joining Everton.”I did stop his transfer at the time, his mother wanted to send him to Manchester [United],” Biorou Jean Kean told Omnisport.”I said no because I wanted him ng with director Marina Granovskaia and owner Roman Abramovich to settle on who they should be going for.He said: “I have ideas of players in my minrfect innings against Oakland. The right-hander fanned one batter as he focused on keeping the ball low in the strike zone.

ding a debrief on the past season.Emery saw Arsena


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.

th Tottenham at the weekend.The Gunners found them

content_img Baseball Insider Danny Knobler reported Monday that the Braves have told teams prospect could be the starting left fielder for the club in 201ams meet later today.Hasenhuttl said: “I still stand by that decision because we had a few other options in the summer which, finally, we couldn’t realise them.“if you want, this was our Moussa Djenepo we got, and Moussa has brought us a few poin3. Gattis batted .305 with 18 home runs and 67 RBI in 74 games between three stops in the minors lastaken aim at current directors Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban.Mirabelli believes the team’s woes are due to the two former stars.He stated: “Milan’s big problem is that they mustn’t live in the past,” the 50-yed only 300 euros (£265) by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for their approach to Antoine Griezmann while he was at La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, reports BBC Sport.Spanish champions Barcelona signed Griezmann after paying his 120m-euro (£1ear-old, who was the Diavolo’s sportit season.

Keith Hernandez will soon no longer be Keith Hernandez


Below is a famous Getty Images photo of broadcaster (and greatest defensive first baseman of all-time) Keith Hernandez. You might want to drink deeply of it becausever Lecce.Inter opened their season with a 4-0 win on Monday night.“I am happy for the goal, but above all for the victory. I saw a gap and I hit it,” Candreva told DAZNCandreve is delighted to be playing for Antonio Conte again.“Conte is the rig very soon all that will be left of Hernandez’s iconic tickler is our sepia-toned memories of it … 

And now the harrowing news … 

BREAKING: @ has learned Keith Hernandez will have his mustache shaved off before last by goalkeeper Adrian.Lawrenson admitted he was worried with some of the decision making the stopper made during victory over Arsenal.He told LFCTV: “The goalkeeper worries me.“I just think he’s sort of, last two games, made the mistake at Southa Mets home game Sept. 27 outside Citi Field.

— Neil Best (@sportswatch)

On Sept. 27, a little part of all of us will die. an is far down the pecking order at the Cherries, which is why he wants a move done before September 2.The European transfer window is still open, meaning Begovic could move to a club outside England for regular first team football. He has only playe

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Cardinals move Lance Lynn to bullpen


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The surging Cardinals have moved the struggling to the bullpen and nager Jurgen Klopp has no transfer concerns as he continues preseason preparations.The Reds are set to defend their Champions League title, while they hope to break their Premier League hodoo next term as well.They have not made any significant movesreplaced him in the rotation with , .

The 25-year-old Lynn, who made the NL All-Star Team earlier this season, has a 3.93 ERA in 144.1 innings this season. However, he’s struggled badly of late (5.23 ERA in departure.El Ahly says Arsenal might be about to offload Elneny with the Egyptian midfielder’s agent in London for talks over his future.Elneny has never been a sure-fire starter during his time at Arsenal and has been pushed further to the fringes bthe second half, 6.56 ERA for August), which raises concerns that Lynn has hit a wall. The burly right-hander lasted just 2.0 innings in decision at the start of their game against Arsenal.The Blues had to come from 1-0 down against the Gunners away from home in the London derby on Sunday.Lampard had started the team in a 3-4-3 formation, but switched to a 4-3-3 for the second half.”Friday’s win over the . Lynn, however, insists that he’s not going through any kind of “dead arm” phase.

Kelly, age 23, has posted a 3.26 ERA in 77.1 innings at the major-league level this season. Of 14 appearances for , 12 have been starts.

Manager Mike Matheny tells Goold that the new arrangement will be reevaluated after each of Kelly’s starts.

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Chris Johnson traded to Diamondbacks


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The have acquired third baseman from the , the two clubs have announced. In return, Houston gets two minor-leaguers: Infielder Bobby Borchering and outfielder Marc Krauss.

Johnson, 27, is hitting .279/.329/.428 with eight homers, 41 RBI and 36 runs this season. He’ll fill a gaping hole at third base for the D-Backs, as Ryan Roberts was a bust and then designated for assignment (and picked up by the Rays) this season.

Borchering, 21, is hitting .130/.183/.208 in 21 Double-A games since being promoted from High-A. He was the Diamondbacks’ first-round pick in the 2009 Draft.

Krauss, 24, is hitting .283/.416/.509 with 15 homers, 61 RBI and 75 runs scorer United must give manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer time.Giggs claims his old pal Solskjaer can build a new, exciting era – but fans and the board will have to be patient.And the Welshman cites Jurgen Klopp at bitter rivals Liverpool as an example of whad in Double-A this season.

Though they trail the more high-profile Giants and Dodgers in the NL West, the D-Backs are the defending division champions and are very much in the race. They entered Sunday trailing the Giants by just 4.5 games.

Johnson left a message for the Astros and their fans on Twitter:

To the Astros organization & fans: Thank you for the support for so many yearsFormer Feyenoord coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst is returning to England.De Telegraaf says Van Bronckhorst has accepted a coaching role with Manchester City.The former Barcelona defender will develop his coaching methods with City and the City Football Group.Van Bronckhorst enjoyed success in England when playing for Arsenal.The Dutchman left Feyenoord last season. and for giving me the opportunity to represent Hotion to beat Arsenal on Sunday.The new Hornets boss is set to face the Gunners in his first match since replacing Javi Gracia at Vicarage Road. “You always want to win,” he said.“You want to win and get goals, but it’s always a good motivation whuston. — 23

— Chris Johnson (@CJAstros23)

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Afternoon roundup: Huston Street re-signs, Shin-Soo Choo, Kurt Suzuki


Here’s the latest in news and rumors from around thague opponents Olympiacos.The Gunners face off against the Greek side as they hope to go deep into the competition.The round of 16 first leg clash takes place on Thursday night in Greece.And Arteta knows Olympiacos are dangerous opponents.He told a pe league before Sunday’s action begins.

is staying in , having sis.The Cameroon international took advantage of Joe Gomez’s ‘s huge lead at the top of the table.Victory over Everton now has City 11 points behind the champions-elect.But Guardiola says: “I’m so delighted about the performance.“Being far away from first position, after being champions for the previous twstint on the sidelines earlier this season to cement his place alongside Virgil van Dijk at centre-back.Given his own history with injuries, Matip is relishing Saturday’s showdown with Tottengned a two-year, $14 million contract, weakening an already thin relief pitching market,’s Jon Heyman.You can read more about the Street deal at .The bullpen market isn’t being helped by the fact the Blue Jays and Red Sox are not selling,’s Danny Knobler. The contine to check in on right-fielder , who has rebounded nicely from a poor — by his standards — 2011, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Biertempfel. But Pittsburgh’s might have to go the other way, and that may be too steep a price for the Pirates to pay. With having , A’s catcher could be on the move, the Chronicle’s Susan Slusser. The ,  and are thought to be interested in Suzuku, Slusser noted. Suzuki is having by far the worst season of his professional career, posting a .524 OPS. After hitting 15 home runs in 2009, 13 in 2010, and 14 in 2011, Suzuki’s power stroke has gone missing; he’s hit one home run this season in 73 games and 253 at-bats. Suzuki is under contract through next season at $6.45 million. There’s an $8.45 million club option on his deal for 2014, with a $0.65 million buyout. However, if Suzuki starts 113 games in 2013, his 2014 option is guaranteed at $9.25 million.

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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