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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.

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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.

r United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out

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The finalized their rotation plans Thursday for the start of the season. As expected, will start opening day, April 1, at Pittsburgh. He will be followed by on April 3 at Pittsburgh and the following dayshford was delighted after their Carabao Cup win at Chelsea.Rashford scored a sensational free-kick winner as United beat Chelsea.The England striker gave United the lead with a penalty after Marcos Alonso fouled Daniel James.Michy Batshuayi equalise to finish the series. will open a three-game series at Atlanta on April 5 and be followed by before the rosay the Turin club intends to move for the Brazilian next summer, when his contract with thoma winger Cengiz Under is on the radar of Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho.Gunes says he has impressed Mourinho enough to make him a key Spurs target.However any move for the 22-year-old would only come if Spurs can retain their place in the Champions Le Londoners expires.Willian’s agreement with Chelsea expires in the summer of 2020 – and so far negotiations for its extension have not been successful .The 31tation resets. Jackson, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, is 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in three spring starts.

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Philadelphia outfielder (ankle) is expected to have his surgically-repaired right ankle examined on Tuesday by a doctor in Los Angeles, reports .com Monday. Youngreat striker.Aubameyang, the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer with 17 goals this term, will have just one year Uruguay striker, 32, says he’s confident they can reach an agreement should new terms be offered.He told Sport, “I am very happy in the club. I have always given myself to the fullest. Statistics and numbers support me, I think I am up to the task a to run on his contract come the summer and is yet to win silverware since joining the club in January 2018.He told Sky Sports: “I’m ag has been limited in spring camp and has only hit off a tee andey want to avoid a second-straight defeat against Tottenham on Boxing Day.The Seagulls succumbed to a disappointing home loss to Sheffield United on Saturday.He said: “They were playing with a lot of energy and were pushing forward quite hard in the thrown long toss to this point. Young is hopeful he’ll be cleared Tuesday to increase his rehab program.

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.

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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.

Orioles’ Manny Machado OK after meningitis scare

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third baseman should be OK for spring training after a scare with meningitis, manager Buck Showalter told reporters at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday.

“Manny had a little scare there with, I believe it was meningitis, but he’s over it,” Showalter told reporters. “I talked to him a couple of times, and he’s doing well and doing a full workout. He’s going to go in and get an opportunity to be our third baseman potentially, but he’s got to earn it. We’ve got some other options there. He’s not ready to pick up where he left off.”

Meningitis is the inflammation of protective membranes covering the braimade a sensational move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.Kicker says United and PSGChe Adams says dropping into the non-league after being dumped by Coventry City was the making of him.Adams joined Saints this summer from Birmingham City.He told the Daily Echo: “I was at Coventry as a youngster and then went for the non-league ro have approached Bayern about a price for the Poland international.Enquiries from both clubs have been lodged over the past week with the European market jn and spinal cord and can be serious, even deadly, if not diagnosed early.

The 20-year-old Machado played 51 games for the Orioles last season, hitting .262/.294/.445 with seven home runs in 202 plate appearances. The third overall pick of the 2010 draft, Machado was o John Achterberg spoke about the differing fortunes of two keepers that he coached in the past year.As Alisson Becker lifted the Champions League with the Reds on Saturday, it was tough not to think about Loris Karius’ struggles at the same stage of ne of the game’s top prospects but it was still a surprise when the team called him up in August. 

A shortstop, Machado had played just two games at shortstop in the minors but was inserted into the starting lineup beside Gold Glove shortstop J.J. Hardy. 

, Machado declined further comment through a club official.

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Indians invite Hector Rondon, Luis Hernandez to spring training

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The have signed pitcher and infielder to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training, the club announced Thursday.

Rondon, a 24-year-old riph Hasenhüttl was disappointed losing 2-1 at ten-man Tottenham on Saturday.Spurs went down to ten men after the dismissal of Serge Aurier in the 31st minute, shortly after taking the lead through Tanguy Ndombele, but Saints fought back to level thinghty, has spent the last six years in the Indians’ system. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2010, he was forced to undergo another surgery for an elbow fracture sustained in winter ball in November, 2011. He has thrown just 10 professional innings in the last two seasons. In his last full season, 2009, Rondon posted a 3.38 ERA between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus.

Hernandez, 28, appeared in just two major-league games for the Rangers this past season. Prior to that, he had 47 plate appearances for the Mets in 2010; for his career, Hernandez is a .243/.284/.296 hitter in Arsene Wenger says his Invincibles side was the greatest team that he managed.Wenger was in charge of some other excellent sides at Arsenal, including the double-winning teams of 1997-98 and 2001-02.Wenger is quoted by the Metro: “You would say the I292 plate appearances. He spent much of 2012 at Triple-A Round Rock in the Texas system, hitting .262/.303/.376 inted are extending their singing section at the Stretford End of Old Trafford.The Red Devils have been impressed by the improvement in atmosphere from the designated section in recent games.It was particularly evident during their game against Manches 572 plate appearances.

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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Red Sox, Dodgers close to completing deal; Gonzalez, Beckett, Punto en route to L.A.

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Could the Red Sox really trade away their entire roster and keep Bobby Valentine?In a blockbuster deal involving multiple marquee players, staggering amounts of money and drama for the ages, the Red Sox and Dodgers are on the verge of completing a historic deal that will dramatically alter the face of both franchises. Colleague Jon Heyman reports that the deal was being finalized Saturday.

Multiple sources with knowledge of the talks say that the two clubs have agreed to the parameters of a trade in which will send first baseman , starter , injured outfielder Carl Crawford and infielder to the Dodgers in exchange for first baseman , outfielder Jerry Sands, infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr., right-hander and a prospect, right-hander Allen Webster, who was tabbed as No. 2 prospect in the Dodgers’ system this year by Baseball America.

Heyman reports that three of the principals — Gonzalez, Beckett and Punto — were on a plane to Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon.

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Beckett and Crawford waived their il Ndockyt.The Congolese midfielder spent last season on-loan at Barca from Getafe where he featured for Barca B.However, it’s been decided to send Ndockyt back to his parent club, where he remains highly rated.Ndockyt made his first team debut at Geno-trade powers late Friday night, sources told Heyman, clearing significant hurdles out of the way for the deal to be done soon. At midday Saturday, a source told Heyman that the clubs are just awaiting a signature from Crawford before the deal is done. Beckett was pulled from his scheduled start Saturday night vs. Kansas City in favor of Aaron Cook.

Also, because of the large amount of money involved, the deal still must be approved by Commissioner Bud Selig. The deal is expected to be concluded sometime Saturday.

It is not yet clear how much money is changing hands, though the Red Sox are definitely sending cash to in the deal.

“I just cannot get over the magnitude of this,” one source with knowledge of the talks said. “It’s pretty incredible.”For the Red Sox, the move is an admission that a flawed roster must be significantly restructured before they can return to contending. Since last Aug. 31, the Red Sox are 66-86. And things have gone from bad under Terry Francona last September to worse this year under first-year manager Bobby Valentine.Most significantly for the Red Sox, they clear millions of dollars and position themselves in many ways for a fresh financial start while attempting to eradicate the toxic mess into which 2012 has devolved. Gonzalez, Crawford and Beckett are due some $250 million in future salaries after this season ends.For the Dodgers, the deal is one more impressive statement of financial clout from a new ownership group that already has traded this summer for and while taking swings-and-misses at Cliff Lee and Carlos Lee. In acquiring Gonzalez, the Dodgers add a slugging first baseman owed some $127 million from 2013-2018. That move addresses one more weakness in their lineup, with Gonzalez replacing a toothless James Loney/ tandem that ranks toward the bottom of NL first basemen across the board in nearly every offensive category.Beckett (5-11, 5.23 ERA in 21 starts) is in the midst of a highly disappointing season, but moving from the AL to the NL, where he will face weaker lineups without designated hitters, could provide just the impetus he needs for a resurrection.Crawford recently underwent Tommy John ligament transfer surgery, and his recovery is expected to take six-to-nine months. He could be ready by spring training. He is in the second season of a seven-year, $142 million deal that has been a bust since Day One.As with Gonzalez, Boston was never a good match with Crawford. The Angels attempted to sign him two winters ago but were out-bid by Boston, a surprise entrant into those talks, at the eleventh hour. One source close to Crawford at the time predicted he would be miserable in a big-market, eastern city, especially one that can be as claustrophobic as Boston. Crawford, a Houston native, preferret the buyout clause of Benfica whiz Joao Felix.The Sun says City have become favourites to sign Benfica wonderkid Felix after triggering his £106million release clause.The 19-year-old has had an outstanding breakout season with the Portuguese champed to play on the West Coast, the source said then — and has since reiterated — but followed the money instead.So Crawford is a perfect candidate for a fresh start in Los Angeles when he becomes healthy again, as is Gonzalez.”From what I understand with Adrian, the Dodgers are taking a guy who’s had surgery [Crawford] because they were after the prize, and the prize was Gonzalez,” one source with knowledge of the talks said Friday.”A Southern California native, a Mexican-American, all of the demographics are there for Gonzalez and the Dodgers … and, he’s a hell of a player.”Gonzalez, who lived in Tijuana, Mexico, in his early years before moving to San Diego when he was 12, was dealt from the Padres to the Red Sox after the 2010 season when the first baseman made it clear that he would not re-sign with the Padres for a hometown discount when he reached free agency.So Boston acquired him before the 2011 season and quickly signed him to a seven-have received a boost in their chase for Giovani Lo Celso.Spurs are hot on the heels of the Argentine attacking midfielder, who is seen as the ideal replacement for Christian Eriksen.The Mirror says his club Real Betis have already started sounding oyear, $154 million deal. But Gonzalez quickly discovered that Boston was not his kind of place, from the plentiful and obsessive media contingent that covers the Red Sox to the length of the Red Sox-Yankees games.In many respects, this deal is the equivalent of a Get Out of Jail Free card for Gonzalez (although, in this case, given his $154 million deal, jail is the equivalent of house-arrest in the nicest mansion you can imagine).”He loves the fans in Boston,” one source close to Gonzalez says. “And the ballpark is great to play in. But he hates how the media is obsessed with non-baseball issues.”And clearly, he — and many other Red Sox players — is no fan of Bobby Valentine.As for Punto, he’s a perfect get now that the Dodgers have lost Jerry Hairston Jr. for the season to a hip injury.In Loney, the Red Sox get a guy to play first base while they look for a better guy. The key here is, in dealing Gonzalez, they have money to reboot and go with another plan at first base … and at several other positions on the diamond.Of the players coming back to Boston, only Webster is touted with a high ceiling.

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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Kevin Youkilis gets perfect ending in Boston

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This season hasn’t had many highlights for Kevin Youkilis, but he finished his Boston career on a high note Sunday.

Youkilis is headed to the Chicago White Sox, CBSSports.com Insider Jon Heyman reports, but he finished his career with the Red Sox on an RBI triple in the seventh inning of the team’s 9-4 victory over the Braves at Fenway Park.

General manager Ben Cherington had already told manager Bobby Valentine that there was a  “situation pending” with Valentine when Youkilis came to the plate with two outs and Adrian Gonzalez in the seventh inning. Youkilis hit a 2-1 pitch to right-center field between Atlanta’s Jason Heyward and a diving Michael Bourn. Youkilis was husting around first when the ball dropped in and then saw the ball bounce off Bourn’s foot, away from Heyward and he went to third for an RBI triple.

Valentine lifted Youkilis for Nick Punto and Youkilis hugged Punto and then was greeted by teammates at the top of the steps of the Red Sox dugout. More hugs followed, before Youkilis was called out for a curtain call.

“It worked out perfectly,” Valentine said (). “A minute before he was going to the batter’s box, Ben called me down to the runway and said, ‘There’s a sitation pending.’ We said, ‘OK, we’ll do it the right way.’ Someone was looking down because that’s the right way.”

Youkilis wasn’t around to talk to the media after the game, but his teammates said they were sad to see him go. Punto said Youkilis is one of the reasons he ended up with the Red Sox. Youkilis hugged Punto as he left the fieLiverpool are keeping a close eye on Jeremy Doku’s development at Anderlecht.The 17-year-old forward has scored three goals ilder Rodri.Marca says Guardiola ‘only has interest’ in one Atletico Madrid player – Rodri.City are expected to add to their squad this summer and Rodri has been rumoured to be the successor of Fernandinho, who is now 34 and is picking up injuries morn 21 Belgian Pro League outings for Anderlecht this season.And the Reds are keeping a close eye on his progress, according to Belgian outlet Het Nieuwsblad.Anderlecht will demand aante admits winning trophies with his teammates is what he values most as a footballer.While the French midfielder has received several individual accolades including the Footballer of the Year award in 2016/17, it is the team prizes he treasures most least €20m for their star young player.Doku has four caps for Belgium’s U21 side.ld.

“I think it was just instincts. When they call you off the field like that it’s usually something,” Punto said (). “We’ve been friends a long time, probably 10 years. I know how much blood, sweat and tears he has thrown into this organization. I think for me it’s kind of a goodbye. We haven’t been teammates, but we’ve been friends for a long time. I think for the sake of baseball, it’s always sad to see someone go like that.

“After he got that ovation in the first inning we were sitting next to each other and he goes, ‘Man, it was hard to hit after that. That felt pretty good.’ He hasn’t been feeling too great about himself this season. But not too many Boston Red Sox players have two world championships. He was a heck of a player for this organization.”

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Donovan McNabb bets on Eagles to win the Super Bowl at opening of new sportsbook

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Donovan McNabb was the first person to ever place a bet at the newly opened DraftKings Sportsbook in New York on Friday, and he gave a ringing endorsement of his old tearinho take the job.The Dutch midfielder was a big hit with supporters during his time at White Hart Lane, and thinks the club could be in for an exciting period under the controversial Portuguese boss.Van der Vaart tweeted on Thursday saying: “Footbam in doing so.

Asked by the sportsbook attendant for his wager ahead of a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the future Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame inductee didn’t hesitate: “The to win the .”

Housed in del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County, New York, the new sportsbUnited boss Jose Mourinho wants Thomas Tty are set to go all out in their pursuit of Lewis Dunk from Brighton.Media reports have suggested that Harry Maguire is a target for Manchester City and Manchester United.Should he leave for a near £90million sum, Leicester will turn their attentiouchel’s job at PSG, it has been revealed.Despite winning the Ligue 1 title, Tuchel is under enormous pressure at PSG after losing the Coupe de France final and being dumped out of the Champions League at the roook will pay out $1,400 to McNabb in the event the Eagles capture another Lombardi Trophy this season, with the six-time Pro Bowler betting $100 on Philadelphia’s 14/1 odds. Although McNabb is originally from Chicago, he was touted as a local legend for the sportsbook’s grand opening, seeing as the longtime Eagles great forged a path to the while starring at Syracuse University, located less than an hour from the casino.

The retired quarterback, who led the Eagles to five different NFC Championship game appearances and one Super Bowl over the course of his career, earlier this year he likes the Birds to win it all in 2019.

It wasn’t the first time this offseason No. 5 was back in the Philly headlines, either. Eagles coach Doug Pederson for a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this month, while McNabb himself made waves by and suggesting the Eagles should if doesn’t reach the NFC title game in the next two years.

The No. 2 overall pick of the 1999 , McNabb spent 11 years in Philadelphia before splitting his final two seasons with the and . A member of the Eagles’ honorary 75th anniversary team, his No. 5 was retired by the franchise in 2013, the same year he officially retired from football.

Vikings put an end to trade rumors by reportedly signing Kyle Rudolph to four-year, $36 million extension

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The won’t be trading away tight end  after all.

On Monday night, the Vikings agreed to a contract extension with Rudolph that should keep him in Minnesota for the foreseeable future. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, . According to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin, .

That might sound like a lot of money, but the important thing is that it should lower his cap number this year.

Rudolpht sell the club.Reports around a Saudi takeover of United once again arose this week, with suggestions Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman would be interested in buying the Old Trafford club.But Woodward has claimed the American owners would be unintere, who had been set to become a free agent next year, was .

“Just under a decade ago, I received a phone call that would change my life. On that day, all I knew is that I would be playing in the , realizing my childhood dream. What I didn’t know was the role the state of Minnesota would play in my life,” Rudolph wrote on Twitter. “Marrying my wife and established our home…in Minnesota. Starting a journey to better the lives of children dealing with a disease that doesn’t discriminate…in Minnesota. Giving evettacker Gareth Bale back to the club last week over his wage demands.Even Jose Mourinho’s backing could not force the deal over the line on Friday.Tottenham’s interest in re-signing Bale prompted chairman Daniel Levy to skip across Europe for talks wrything I can possibly give, professionally and personally, to the greatest sports franchise and its fans…in Minnesota. And I am honored beyond words to say that my home, our home, will always be…in Minnesota! #UnfinishedBusiness”

And with that, the endless trade speculation that has been buzzing this offseason is over. The saga began when . The rumors intensified after the Vikings drafted tight end Jr. in the second round. On his part, Rudolph said he wanted to remain in Minnesota, but .

For very obvious reasons, the were always seen as a likely landing spot. retired, and the Patriots didn’t really find a way to replace him in the draft or free agency — not that there’s really a way to replace Gronk. In late May, . Just last week, while . That made the Patriots the top candidate to acquire Rudolph, one of the league’s more consistent tight ends.

Since he entered the NFL back in 2011,  among all tight ends. He also hasn’t missed a game during the past four seasons.

Keeping him is huge for the Vikings, whose expectations have been the ever since they won the sweepstakes last year. With both Smith and Rudolph around, the Vikings can now use two-tight-end sets. They can also rely on Rudolph to be their top tight end while Smith makes the difficult transition to the pros. Smith will also be making ths for Las Palmas midfielder Pedri.The 17 year-old whizkid was signed by Barca in August before being loaned back to Las Palmas for the season.Mundo Deportivo says Barca plan to bring Pedri to La Masia for preseason to assess his development and his pat transition with an experienced veteran around to help him.

Meanwhile, the Patriots will have to look elsewhere if they want to fix their hole at tight end by bringing in some outside help.

Ezekiel Elliott blasts top NFL Draft prospects on Twitter for skipping bowls

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There is a hot-take topic circulating like wildfire on Monday thanks to multiple college football stars sitting out their bowl games to prepare for the NFL Draft. of (Citrus Bowl) and Christian McCaffery (Sun Bowl) will skip the extra opportunities to injure themselves and their financial future.

Many people do not approve of this decision, including and former Ohio State star running back , who took to Twitter and blasted the running backs for the move.

The obvious retort here to Elliott is, “Uh, hey, guy, you skipped your senior season to go to the .”

Elliott doesn’t think it’s the same thing.

He’s right in a sense, because there is a difference between getting one more shot at playing football with a team and giving up an entire year’s worth of salary.

On the other hand, his own teammate suffered a major knee injury during a bowl game last year and it ultimately cost him millions of dollars. Oh yeah and that game was also the last one of Elliott’s career, a 44-28 win over . Awkward.

So when Zeke heard the players dealt with injuries, he backtracked pretty quickly.

There’s no easy answer here. College players shouldn’t be forced to play in bowl games that are ultimately meaningless just because they love theirback to their best.Real go to Alaves this weekend on the back of their Champions League draw with PSG.Valdano said, “Real Madrid had not played at this level for quite some time. “The individual tone of very important players such as (Luka) Modric an school. Not playing and being careful about their financial future doesn’t make them worse teammates or worse people.

There’s a lot of hypocrisy in and it’s heightened around bowl season, when sponsorship deals are thrown around like candy and kids get up to $600 in swag, a paltry sum compared to the cash being raked in by administrators and the folks in charge of footbalace for Porto stopper Felipe, Atletico are also in talks with Bayer for Tah, reports Kicker.Juventus are also interested in the 23 year-old Germany international.Tah only penned a contract to 2023 a year ago, but Bayer would be willingat of Marcus Rashford.The Spurs boss was adamant that Rashford would be a key threat for United from the left flank.It was the English international who proved the difference between the two sides as United clinched a 2-1 win at home.He opened the sc to sell for anl programs.

Nothing is worse than someone losing out on a financial windfall because he suffered an injury trying to make some money for other people.