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pitcher (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Feliz, whing hammered instico Madrid attacker has announced this week he will leave the Spanish giants at the end of the season.Barca are favourites to land Griezmann, with a willingness of meeting his €120m buyout clause.However, ZDF says Bayern sports chief Hasan Salihamide Holland.Dutch pundit Johan Derksen has accused Kuyt of undermining Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam, the former Manchester United defen for Newcastle United.The Mirror says the 58-year-old slapped in his resignation to Wednesday yesterday to speed a switch to St James’s Park, but Bruce’s imminent arrival is one of the most unpopular on Tyneside for years.Fans already at boiling poinder. Kuyt is the club’s U19 coach.Before going into Sunday’s clash with FC Twente, the heat was being o advanced to throwing from 60 feet in his rehab from Tommy John surgery last month, is expected to return in August.

d Roy Keane says Marcus Rashford says he should us


outfielder returned to the lineup in Saturday’s contesta is not happy with the Premier League.The Hammers star is not pleased with how the Premier League reacted to the coronavirus epidemic.The league was continuing to schedule matches until Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta got a positive test.While the Gunners against the Mariners in Cactus League play. Blackmon, who has been out since March 1 with a right knee infection, slapp has not been in the past four matchday squads for United.The Red Devils also have Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly anChelsea U18s have progressed to the FA Youth Cup fourth round with a win over Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.First team coaching staff Jody Morris and Joe Edwards were in the stands as Ed Brand’s side claimed a 4-0 victory.Armando Broja scored a stunning hat-trick at Kingsmeadow, with Myles Peart-Harris also chipping in with a goal.The Blues will face Bradford in the next round.d Axel Tuanzebe for the central defensive positions.But Solskjaer denied that it meant Jones’ United career ed a pair of doubles in his first game back. He went 2 for 4 in a 5-2 victory. Blackmon is hitting .667 (6 for 9) with two RBI this spring.

artinez and Antonio Candreva decided the Champions


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.

Yankees acquire RHP Shawn Kelley from Mariners


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.

Blue Jays claim Cory Wade off waivers from Yankees


The claimed relief pitcher off waivers from the , the team announced Wednesday.

Wade was 1-1 with a 6.46 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and always value his loan spell with today’s opponents Brighton.When Tomori switched to Brighton midway through 2016/17 he had one senior Chelsea appearance to his name, which came as a substitute against Leicester on the final day of the previous campai38 strikeouts in 39 innings this big name sales this summer as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pursues his squad overhaul.The Mirror says United will look at selling five players to help fund a spending spree.They say that David De Gea, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Ma season.

However, he went 6-1 with a 2.04 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 30 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings the previous season.

Wade didn’t pitch in the majors in 2010, having shoulder surgeryochettino is on the radar of Atletico Madrid, it has been revealed.Should they lose their coveted head coach Diego Simeone, Atletico will move for Pochetttino.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, while speaking on El Chiringuito. early in the year and spending the remainder of the season in the minor leagues.

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Report: Mike Napoli could return to Rangers on Thursday


catcher will catch Tuesday and Wednesday night with Double-A Frisco, to .com’s T.R. Sullivan, and the Rangers could then activate Napoli from the disabled list if he suffersLiverpool’s win over West Ham United on Monday.The Reds came from 2toms consistent with coronavirus.Toffees staff are also in isolation as a “precautionary measure” following medical advice, with the club’s Finch Farm training ground, it’s Goodison Park stadium and its headquarters at the Royal Liver Building in Liv-1 down to win 3-2 to maintain their unbeaten record in the Premier League.Klopp told Sky Sports: “I liked a lot how we started. We scored a wonderful first goal. But then we weren’t no setbacks.

Napoli’s last action with the Rangers came on Aug. 10. has filled in at catcher in Napoli’s absence.

Napoli has hit .223/.343/.429 with 17 home runs in 359 plate apperances this season. His current .771 OPS widfielder Carlos Rodriguez is interesting Manchester United.United scouts were spotted talking to Monterrey chiefs at a recent game, saysLos Pleyers.And it’s believed United are looking to sign Rodriguez to boost their numbers in the centre of the paould be the lowest of his career in a single season.

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GIF: Two for flinching


You can forgive this fan for forgetting there’s a screen in front of him as a fastball comes at his head — but that doesn’t mean we can’t point and laugh.

According to .com, ‘s fastball on a full count was 97 miles per hour — the only one of the four fastballs Rodriguez threw to Jr. that wasn’t at Premier League level.Adams is yeire.The Daily Star says United will make Maguire their third highest paid player as they try to grab him from Leicester for £90m.A salary of £250,000 a week for the England man would mean only Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez will pocket more than himt to score in the top-flight after having an excellent pre-season.He said: “The most important thing is I’m getting into good positions to score goals. Hopefully one will go in for me.“As a striker, these things ha10nited boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put his kids on notice for the new season.Mason Greenwood, James Garner, Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes have all featured in United’s pre-season fixtures so far.Asked whether he has been impressed by the quartet duri0 mph.

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Rays manager Maddon to shave head for charity


Thursday, we passng the Brazilian transfer market leading up to the January transfer window.After the success of Arthur Melo, Barca are watching two more youngsters from Gremio.The LaLiga champs have Everton and Mateu Henrique on their radar as they seek to strengtheed along the story that Reds reliever Bill Bray will , and now we’re here to let you know Rays manager Joe Maddon is doing the same (). Maddon will do his head shaving next Thursday to raise money for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at All Children’s Hospital. The Burnley have completed the signing of young goalkeeper Lukas Jensen.The Dane has completed his move to the Clarets after the player’s international clearance went through.Jensen was named in the U23s side who faced QPR two weeks ago.He has most recently played for Danish club HIK.skipper is also encouraging his coaches and players to join in on the action. Donations can be made by visiting the website before May 4. Maddon just : “‘Fortune favors the bald.’ Shaving our heads on 3/15 to pay tribute to children battling cancer.” For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, followth ban by Italian authorities.The ruling was made by the Commissione Procuratori Sportivi (a union of sports agents), via the FIGC.Mino (full name Carmine) is suspended for three months and brother Vincenzo for two.The reasons for the ban are not yet on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

Why Tom Brady once peed on former teammate Matt Cassel’s Patriots practice jersey


The gridiron isn’t the only place where gets the best of the opposition. During Monday’s pregame show on NBC Boston, former Patriots signal caller told a story about the time that . When it was all said and done, Brady covered Cassel’s car in trash and urinated on his practice jersey.

The entire story Cassel shared is… quite something:

“I was coming in and a prank war started where he knocked my trey out of my hand, he put his foot up against the door, I poured some protein shake in his shoes, maybe some flexi-hot into his underwear,” Cassel said. “He dumped a trash can on my car and then decided to pee on my practice jersey, and then he asked me to forgive him and call him Captain Longshanks.

“So I was like, ‘No I’m not doing that, I’m going to do something even worse to you,’ and by the time we came in for practice, I had three tires in front of my locker, the other one was hidden, you know the old ‘put in on the blocks,'” he said. “The old adage goes back to don’t mess with people trainer Wayne Richardson has claimed.Nigeria international striker Ighalo signed for United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua.”He’s come totally professional, totally prepared,” Richardson told Manchester Evening News. “He’s not come off the cuff or anythat have more money than you do.”

Prank wars are always usually all in good fun and end after a few back-and-forth pranks between the involved parties. However, Brady took it to a whole different level when he took one of Cassel’s tires and wouldn’t return it. Brady clearly had no surrender, and it reached the point that head coach Bill Belichick eventually had to intervene.

“The lineman decided to fill his car up with (foam) peanuts, put confetti in his air conditioning unit, and at that point, Bill had to step in and say, ‘Look, guys, this isn’t World War 4, okay. We can’t have you guys going around hurting somebody or killing somebody.'” Cassel said. “At the end of the day I did have to go home with my buddy for ataturday’s all-English Uefa Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham, reports, /.Optus, which is owned by Singapore telecoms giant Singtel, reported that its exclusive online telecast of the final of Europe’s premier club soccer competit least four days before he would give me back my other tire.”

The fact that Brady kept the tire prank going for multiple days is mind-boggling. It might be crazier than peeing on someone’s jersey. Let’s just say that the Patriots quarterback isn’t exactly someone that should be messed with and he’s always going to get the upp summer.Wilson, who was once seen as a bright prospect at the club, failed to make the grade after being dealt several injury setbacks.He has not played for United in four years and spent the season on loan at Aberdeen.He did not impress at the Scotter hand.

NFL coaching hot seat rankings: Dan Quinn working on borrowed time, Jason Garrett steps on solid ground


Believe it or not, but the NFL regular season is already at its midpoint, and that means a much more defined picture of which teams are truly contenders, which ones have some tinkering to do to become one, and which should’ve never showed up in September.

Most of the blame for those who fall in the latter category belongs to the head coach leading the respective team, and that’s simply a part of the job. Tasked with figuring out how to overcome all manner of adversity to remain in contention during the regular season, some are simply better at it than most. That could be due to experience in the league, or simply because they have the talent to build and lead a roster of 53 men to the Promised Land, while others don’t appear cut out for what comes with sitting in the big chair.

And with that, let’s see who should be on red alert entering Week 9 and beyond — using the DEFCON military readiness scale to gauge the threat level to each coach’s job. 

DEFCON 5: Safe … for now12. Jason Garrett –

As is usually the case with Garrett, he’s figured out a way to douse the blazing hot seat beneath him with ice water. The Cowboys were on a three-game slideso is lining up a takeover of Fiorentina, it has been claimed.The New York Times reports Commisso has agreed a Fiorentina takeover for €135m and it could be completed by Monday.He is chairman of the cable provider Mediacom and already owns the New in an all-important contract year for Garrett, but he galvanized the team in Week 7 and shredded the to ascend to a 4-3 record, both stopping the free fall and securing lone possession of the NFC East going into the second half of the season. Had Garrett lost to visiting Philly, calls for his head would’ve been loud enough to match the decibel level of a sonic boom, but his guile leads to more solid footing, and likely for the rest of the season. 

And by , along with , it’s clear Garrett is all-in on making sure he lands a contract extension in 2020. The last thing on the Cowboys mind now is sending him packing, and he can thank the Eagles for slicing the tires on that U-Haul. 

11. Mike Tomlin –

Like Garrett, it seemed like the writing was on the wall as of late for Tomlin. After all, the Steelers were 1-4 to start the year and despite having signed a one-year extension in July that secures him through the 2021 season, the rumor mill surrounding Tomlin began to reach fever pitch. He’s since rattled off two consecutive wins to move to 3-4 on the season, and that’s a much more respectable look when considering he’s without , leaving Tomlin to hope can save the day. To Tomlin’s credit, the victory in Week 8 may have been over the winless , but Miami capitalized on Rudolph’s mistakes early and jumped out to a 14-0 lead — threatening to upset Pittsburgh and sending Tomlin’s name deeper into hot seat headlines.

Instead, Tomlin rallied the troops and dropped 27 unanswered points on the Dolphins to avoid being the laughingstock of the entire , and getting the Steelers to within a game of .500 in the process. They’re not far behind the first-place , whom they barely lost to in overtime in Week 5, and the fact there’s still time and a chance to steal the AFC North is why Tomlin is safe from harm.

10. Kliff Kingsbury –

Count Kingsbury in as a guy who’s turned his fortunes around in 2019, and the level of difficulty for him has been sky-high when considering he’s a first-time NFL coach leading a Cardinals team that has a rookie quarterback in , and no true wide receiver threat outside of the timeless wonder that is . The hype surrounding what Kingsbury would bring to the league offensively hit a patch of ice early and continues to struggle freeing itself, with the Cardinals ranking 20th in overall yardage per game (342.9) and 22nd in points scored weekly (21.2). Following an opening day tie and three losses that followed, it looked like Arizona made a mistake by placing their bet on Kingsbury.

While the jury is still out on the decision, things have improved in the desert with the Cardinals having won three of their last four games. That helps Kingsbury’s security in a league that isn’t nearly as forgiving for first-year coaches as it is more experienced ones — see Garrett, for example — but his mettle and talent will truly be tested when he battles the undefeated twice in the next three games. , or at least Kingsbury better hope it does. 

DEFCON 4: Danger is present9. Matt Nagy –

This isn’t supposed to be happening in Chicago in 2019, but here we are discussing the reality of Nagy’s poor decision-making that’s put the Bears in a problematic spot going forward. Easily capable of being the most dominant defense in the NFL, as it was a season ago, the Bears can’t get out of their own way — mostly due to the ineptitude of the offense. Look nland midfielder has been linked with Real Madrid this year.But he told GQ: “Looking at it now it’s like, Manchester, I love it. I love it here,” he told GQ.“This is one of the best clubs in the world and I’m here for the long haul. But you just do further than the inconsistent and underwhelming play of former second-overall pick Mitch Trubisky, who has a 3-3 record in the six games he’s played this season, while having thrown for only 1,092 yards and five touchdowns to three interceptions.

Granted, it wasn’t Nagy who opted to draft Trubisky — seeing as the former arrived one year after the latter — but his insistence on attaching his fate to the struggling quarterback has both threatened the Bears season and his job going forward. There was no move made to acquire help at the position ahead of the trade deadline (), leaving them to hope Trubisky can find a way to stack wins in an unforgiving second half schedule. If things get worse in Chicago, Nagy could find himself in big trouble soon.

8. Brian Flores – Dolphins

On one note, it appears the Dolphins are actually trying to avoid going 0-16 in Flores’ first year as NFL head coach. Then again, on yet another, they could simply be good at trying to appear they’re trying when really they aren’t. In their 27-14 loss to the Steelers, they flew out of the gate like a team determined to shed the rumors of them tanking, but then apparently remembered that’s exactly what they’re actually doing, and mailed it in the rest of the way to land at 0-7 on the season. In the meantime, they’ve traded away key pieces like — who helped their efforts to lose in Week 8 — and Kenyan Drake, and have now placed All-Pro cornerback on injured reserve with a knee injury that’s reportedly not extreme.

If Flores’ plan is to torpedo the season with the hopes of landing a windfall of premium draft picks to rebuild the Dolphins in his own image, he’s right on schedule. The problem is draft picks don’t always pan out, and rarely do they become superstars at the NFL level, which threatens Flores’ plan. He’s likely safe for 2019, assuming the front office in Miami is in on the joke, but he’s playing a risky game that could blow up in his face in the future — as the torpedo changes course and aims itself at the guy who launched it. 

DEFCON 3: At the ready7. Vic Fangio –


Things have gone from promising before the season, to worrisome at the outset, to an absolute tailspin with only eight regular season games left to play. Fangio was brought in this year to replace Vance Joseph, who himself was fired after a short stint as head coach, and the hiring came attached to a decision by John Elway to trade for ; and that was supposed to finally resolve the ongoing uncertainty at quarterback while providing a steady and fiery hand at the helm in Fangio. Instead, the Broncos are 2-6 and the usually stone-faced Flacco is publicly railing against the coaching staff’s decisions on the field, citing them as “being afraid to lose” when that’s mostly all the team has done this year.

Call it the timing of his comments, or an actual herniated disc in his neck — whichever suits you — but with an ailment no one outside of Denver was aware of prior to now. The optics of the situation alone are disconcerting, but now Fangio will hang his hopes on backup in the immediate, and ultimately give rookie a chance once he returns from IR. As things continue to swirl out of control at Mile High, Fangio may now find himself out the door quicker than Joseph before him.

6. Pat Shurmur –

OK, Mr. Shurmur, everyone is willing to admit is at least better than initially believed, but the hype from his first couple of outings has now been placed in a medically-induced coma after seeing the Giants suffer as of late. The team is 2-6 on the season, and only one game ahead of the lowly in the NFC East. Their two wins came against the Redskins and the — the two owning a combined record of 3-12 right now — and even the return of All-Pro running back hasn’t been enough to help Shurmur engineer a turnaround.

Three of their next four games are against the resurgent Cowboys, the angry Bears and the red-hot , meaning things could get much worse before they get any better. Shurmur joined the Giants in 2018 and went 5-11 in his first season, making his combined record just 7-17, and despite making a QB change in Week 3. Jones was a spark that led to the two wins, but he’s thrown only seven touchdowns to five interceptions during the current four-game losing streak, and Barkley hasn’t rushed for more than 72 yards and a TD in the last two outings. Clearly there’s a lot wrong with the Giants, and Shurmur is atop that totem of issues.

5. Zac Taylor –

When you fire a coach with as much experience and tenure with a team as Marvin Lewis, you had better make sure the next guy is THE guy to take things to the next level. That’s what the Bengals were aiming for when they opted for a young replacement in Taylor, but their hopes for 2019 were met with a buzzsaw when a poor decision by Taylor and the coaching staff — namely giving the green light to practice on a poor field at the University of Dayton this summer — led to an ankle injury on A.J. Green that has sidelined him the first eight games. That robbed Andy Dalton of his top weapon and helped fuel his struggles en route to being benched (and on his birthday, no less) only three hours ahead of the NFL trade deadline, making it nearly impossible for him to find another home.

The 0-8 Bengals remain the only team outside of the hapless Dolphins who have yet to land a win, and their offense is the fourth-worst in the league, scoring an average of only 15.5 points per game. This isn’t what the Bengals envisioned when they gave Taylor the nod, hoping for a high-flying offense that could challenge for the AFC North crown. Taylor better clean things up, and quickly, or be a coaching casualty if the Bengals believe they’ve made a grave mistake. 

4. Anthony Lynn –

The first domino has fallen in Los Angeles, with midway through the season, wholly displeased with the team’s inability to put up points on a consistent basis. It’s a sign change may be afoot for Lynn himself if such changes weren’t/aren’t made, and rightfully so, considering he’s now in his third year with the Chargers and they’re moving in the wrong direction. Injuries have played a key part in their 3-5 start, yes, but that’s a part of the game each head coach is tasked with overcoming — admittedly Lynn having more pressure to do so than most, given who’s absent. 

Still, the Chargers want to see a turnaround and they want it yesterday, for a team that went 12-4 last season and entered this year as a major threat to challenge the likes of the and . This isn’t the first time Lynn’s Chargers have started 3-5, having also done so in his first season with the club in 2017 before pulling it together to finish 9-7 and second place in the division. They didn’t make the playoffs that year, though, which makes for an ominous tone to this year’s mirrored beginning. There’s not many more seasons left in an uber-competitive and verbose , and you can bet he’ll have say in if Lynn sticks around beyond 2019 if the Chargers continue to flounder.

DEFCON 2: Mobilize the forces3. Freddie Kitchens –

Let’s be clear here: the Browns have one of the most loaded teams on both sides of the ball the NFL has seen in a long time. The hype surrounding them ahead of the season seemed justified, considering they made an impressive array of moves headlined by the blockbuster trade to land , Jr., teaming him up with former first-round pick and former LSU teammate — not to mention the dynamic ability of in the backfield. On the other side of the ball, was set to lead a defensive front that also now includes , but sitting at 2-5 on the year, the Browns haven’t been able to stop anyone from scoring and Mayfield has been one of the worst at the QB position in 2019.

An impressive win over the Ravens on the road aside, Kitchens hasn’t been able to rein in the horse in his first season. Protection issues still exist in front of Mayfield, yes, but the play-calling hasn’t exactly done much to help solve that issue. All told, there is simply too much talent on the Browns roster for them to find themselves beached like a whale that lost its way, but that’s precisely the situation they find themselves in. General manager John Dorsey has put together quite a roster, but Kitchens can’t find a recipe for success, and it’s doubtful he’ll be given as many chances as Hue Jackson to figure out the ingredients. 

2. Adam Gase –

Spoiler alert: The Jets are still the Jets.

The highlight of their season was defeating the Cowboys and heating up the seat beneath Garrett, but that feels like forever ago after the Patriots had “seeing ghosts” en route to losing two straight games and falling ter Newcastle United centre-back Mike Williamson is happy that Andy Carroll got the chance to return to his boyhood club.Many fans were surprised when the Magpies signed Carroll in the summer, given his injury history over the past few seasons.The laso a record of 1-6. To make matters worse, they’ve decided to trade away defensive end to the Giants and proceeded to alienate both and Jamal Adams, the latter two having been the topic of possible trade discussions ahead of the NFL deadline. for their decision to take calls on him, citing a conversation he had with the front office wherein he told them he wanted to stay put and was assured they wouldn’t move him. Several conversations with the Cowboys and Ravens later, they nearly did it anyway, but neither wanted to pay the high price to land Adams.

For Gase’s part, he claims he knew nothing of either potential trade and if he’s being truthful, it means the Jets front office has him in the dark on key matters that could directly impact his future with the club — having signed on in 2019 as the replacement for Todd Bowles. Nothing about the Jets is working right now, be it in the front office or on the field, with continued rumors also alleging Gase never wanted to pay Bell big money to be a Jet in the first place. The situation for the other New York team is messier than their MetLife Stadium roommate, and it’s hard to fathom Gase being allowed to stick around much longer — assuming he even wants to.

DEFCON 1: Fire [him]1. Dan Quinn –

The Falcons should’ve already canned Quinn like old sardines by now, but apparently owner Arthur Blank isn’t afraid of the smell emanating from his organization. Outside of scraping past the Eagles with a 24-20 victory that might not have been had not dropped a potential walk-off touchdown pass, the Birds are sitting at 1-7 on the season and their game film gets worse by the week. From focus issues to sloppy execution to poor offensive play-calling to Quinn’s unwillingness to relinquish his grip on a defensive scheme that allows a mind-numbing 31.2 points per game — second-most in the NFL — it’s past time Blank stop seeking reasons to stand by his man.

In the event Blank needs more reason to fire Quinn, he’ll likely get them soon, and in abundance. The second half of the Falcons schedule includes two games against the with returned, two games against the talented (possibly with returned), a game against the undefeated 49ers and two contests against a Buccaneers team that might have nothing more to play for other than simply attempting to rout a division rival. And then there are the , who are still very much in contention for the AFC South crown, and who may have back in the driver’s seat by the time Week 16 rolls around.

It’s shaping up to be the worst season in Falcons history since going 3-13 in 1996, and you’d be hard-pressed to figure out where they’d get two more wins in 2019. Sooner or later, Quinn’s goose is cooked, and Blank should stop bothering trying to pluck it first.

Rams star Aaron Donald to appear in episode of ‘Magnum P.I.’ on CBS


star defensive tackle is set to try his hand at acting with a cameo appearance in Friday’s all-new episode of Magnum P.I. on CBS. The episode was filmed while the Rams were in Hawaii for a at Aloha Stadium in August.

Friday’s episode is called “Dead Inside,” and characters Rick (Zachary Knighton) and TC (Stephen Hill) help out Donald when his tablet is stolen. Donald’s tablet contains the Rams playbook in the episode.

In the episode, the Rams can be seen practicing in Honolulu and several characters are taking in the action from the sidelines. Following the practice, Donald comes over to tell them about the missing tablet and why it’s so important that he gets it back.

The episode also features a storyline in which Det. Gordon Katsumeto (Tim Kang) suspects that one of his fellow cops is dirty when evidence is stolen. He enlists the help of Magnum is to conquer Manchester United. The Portuguese scored his first goal for United in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Watford.”This is what I want to do and what I need to do,” Fernandes told BT Sport.”Everyone knows we want to get into the Champions League plac(Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) for assiMail says Jota has caught the eye of Arsenal as they plan their transfer campaign for next season.The Gunners are known to be looking at wide attackers and Jota, 23, is thought to be prominent on theirs there’s no immediate plans to sign Tottenham ace Christian Eriksen.Inter, Manchester United and PSG are all being linked with the Dane, whose deal runs to June.But Marotta says, “Inter are often linked with high quality players, which is flattering list. His pace, ability to carry the ball and costance.

Donald is a five-time Pro Bowler and has won the Defensive Player of the Year Award in back-to-back seasons.

The episode airs on Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET on CBS, and you can get caught up on season two of Magnum P.I. with full episodes streaming on .

Week 6 NFL picks: Why you should trust Kirk Cousins and Vikings at home vs. Eagles plus more best bets


There are people who are paid a lot of money to study the NFL, its results, its trends, and the way people perceive aelsea striker Olivier Giroud.The Mirror says Conte has already added ex- Chelsea colleague Victor Moses to his ranks, along with Ashley Young from Man Utd.And he could raid his former club again before the window is out, after renewing interest in sill of it. These people are then tasked with the responsibility of creating point spreads and totals that will draw equal action on both sides to try to ensure that the house that pays them makes a lot more money than it pays out. In other words, it’s only a matter of time before you lose.

Last week was the time for me. After a 9-3 start to the season, the oddsmakers caught up to me last week. I went 0-3 to drop to 9-6 on the season. I knew it’d come eventually, however, so I’m not even the least bit worried heading into another week of NFL action.

It’s their job to beat us, and that only makes it more rewarding to beat them.

1. -3 vs.

I love taking the Vikings at home. Minnesota has gone 25-10-1 ATS at home since the 2015 season. As a home favorite, it’s 20-8-1 ATS. I expect those trends to continue against the Eagles. Minnesota’s defense is still one of the best in the NFL, and after appeasing both and last week, the Vikings can get back to doing what they do best: letting  cook, and letting the defense make life miserable on its opponent. Oh, and maybe the Vikings learned a lesson about how valuable the play-action pass is last week too. It’s going to be a long afternoon for and company. 

2. +11.5 at

Nobody who has seen the Bengals play this season is excited about betting on the Bengals. Their offensive line isn’t good, they’re thin at the receiver position, and they’ve yet to win a game. But this spread is just too large. The Ravens aren’t worthy of being this massive a favorite over the Bengals. Baltimore’s defense gave up 40 points to the two weeks ago, and let the put up 23 points last week despite leaving the game. Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, 4-1 ATS the last five years in Baltimore, and the underdog is 8-2 ATS over the last 10 meetings in this division rivalry. Take the Bengals and the points. 

3. -1 vs.

I saw a stat that the Saints haven’t failed to cover a spread during the month of October since 2015. That’s e this season.The 41-year-old was speaking after Sunday’s 4-0 loss to Manchester United.The Blues were unlucky to be down at half-time but were ultimately blown away by a far more clinical United, and Lampard wants to see rapid improvement from his san amazing stat. It’s also a meaningless one. Yes, the Saints have played well without , and their defense is better than anybody wants to give it credit for. Still, they’re on the road here against a Jacksonville defkasz Fabianski blames himself for defeat at Liverpool last night.The Hammers were heading for a shock win at Anfield before the goalkeeper’s blunder allowed Mo Salah’s tame shot to trickle through his legs to make it 2-2.Sadio Mane scored in the 81stense that is pretty good itself and can get pressure on the quarterback. From college to the pros, has never done well when forced to move around in the pocket. I see him having to do so against this Jaguars team on Sunday, and I think the Saints head back to the Bayou with a loss. 


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Patriots keep trying to fill Rob Gronkowski retirement void, this time trading with old friends


The are in a pretty good spot, organizationally. But they’re clearly not in a great spot at the tight end position, based on their moves this offseason. The retirement of created a massive void on the depth chart and New England continues churning through various options in order to try and find an answer at the position.

New England’s latest option? Trading a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick to the for . 

Is this spicy offseason ? Eh, maybe. It’s hard to get too fired up about the move because the Lions weren’t likely going to keep Roberts on the roster anyway. 

This offseason, the Lions signed away from the for a fairly large free agent contract and then used a very high pick on Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson. The Lions also added in the draft later. The message is very clear: Detroit wants to run the ball and believes having multiple tight end sets will allow the offense to operate at maximum efficiency. It’s a totally different setup than the old “let chuck it 700 times” offense they used to run. 

And the moves also made Roberts, who was drafted in the fourth round by the Lions in 2017, the odd man out as Matt Patricia explained.

“We have good competition in the room right now,” . “We had an opportunity to move on fr way Xavi Simons has settled.The former Barcelona whizkid quit La Masia for Barca last month after turning 16.Roche said, “His way of being is different from what’s going on around him. He is simple in the relationship with his teammates, even if he om Mike and hopefully potentially get something moving forward, so it was a good opportunity for us as a team to do that and to build our team long-term.”

It made sense to call up the Patriots too, because they’re a team that is always willing to take a gamble on another man’s trash to try and turn it into treasure. 

Bill Belichick and Patricia/Lions GM Bob Quinn are all former co-workers, so there’s an easy conversation to be had, especially when you’re talking about a conditional seventh-round pick, which might even be as much as “he has to make the roster” or some such. It’s basically a giveaway, with New England able to give Roberts a look and see if he’s someone they can use in 2019. 

But because it’s the Patriots, there’s interest in what they might see in him. The tight end depth chart now features Ben Watson, and Roberts at the top. . New England had Austin Sefarian-Jenkins on the roster but just months after signing him.

They tight end , although Minnesota snuffed out that buzz by . 

It’s such a stark difference between “GRONK” and “no Gronk” when you look at the weapons. And . It’s also possible the Patriots are doing the same thing the Lions are doing (or, more accurately, the Lions are doing the same thing the Patriots did last year down the stretch), trying to morph d teammate Karim Benzema deserves a France recall.Yesterday, Varane was hesitant about getting involved in the debate.”There is no taboo subject,” Varane responded when questioned about whether Benzema should be in the France squad in Les Bleus’ pre-into a run-heavy team.

New England has to join Livingston in loan deal.The 22-year-old right winger will be with the Scottish club until January.Stobbs first played for Sheffield United in 2014, but has only managed five first team appearances since then.He will be hoping to gain regulas a very good offensive line, per usual, although the left tackle position is banged up right now. and are both high volume runners who were drafted high by New England. Roberts could very well be a valuable blocking piece with some upside as a receiver. 

And he could also be someone who isn’t on the roster by the time we get to the middle of training camp. It’s an otherwise innocuous transaction that would fly completely off the radar were it not for Belichick’s ability to churn roster spots and find value. 

Browns’ DeShone Kizer forced out of game, backup Kevin Hogan shines on first drive


After a rough start against the , rookie quarterback was taken to the locker room during the second quarter of Sunday’s game in Baltimore. 

The team Kizer is suffering from a migraine and that his return to the game is questionable. With Kizer out, the Browns’ turned their offense over to backup quarterback , and Hogan came out firing. On his first series of the game, Hogan drove the Browns’ offense 83 yards down the field for a touchdown on a drive that took just five plays. 

The Ravens had no answer for the former quarterback, who went 2 of 3 for 72 yards on the drive. On his second play from scrimmage, Hogan hit tight end for a 49-yard gain. On his next pass, Hogan found for a 23-yard touchdown. 

The action against the Ravens marked the first time that He shoppiin the normal way.Serie A is currently suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.“It was sacrosanct to close (the league) here as in China, which they did,” Lippi told La Repubblica.“They made it and we will make it. Did we move too late? At firsng list of Premier League clubs.Sky Soorts says Brighton and Crystal Palace are among the clubs interested in a deal for Leeds striker Roofe.A number of other Sky Bet Championship sides would also be keen to sign the player this summer.Roofe ogan has thrown a pass in a game since Oct. 30, 2016, when he went 2 for 2 for four yards in a 31-28 loss to the . The touchdown cut Baltimore’s lead to 14-7. 

If Kizer is able to return to the game, Browns coach Hue Jackson might want to stick with the hot hand in Hogan. Before going to the to the locker room, Kizer was 6 of 11 for 81 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. 

To keep tabs on the Browns-Ravens game, ormer manager Jose Mourinho.Bailly says he feels more comfortable playing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.He explained, “It is important to work with someone who is a former player. Train with someone who understands the situations of soccer players. Soccerand to check out up-to-date stats, be sure to . 

Johnny Manziel’s public return came in an odd place, but offers hope for a comeback


KATY, Texas — The sprawling, town-sized mall of Katy Mills 20 miles to the west of Houston is perfectly Texan, excessively huge, unnecessarily packed and perfectly deserted. It was also the perfect place for , the one-time Heisman winner and Texas’ favorite son, to make his first public appearance in over a year.

Manziel, whose star fell far enough to find himself spending week out of football and signing autographs at a Stadium Signatures store buried deep in the heart of a city that appears to revolve solely around the existence of a mall.

It’s a bizarre, sad sort of setting for something like this, which made his appearance even more shocking. Manziel looked … great.

The bar is low here, because of Manziel’s admitted struggles. After being drafted by the in the first round of the 2013 , before he could play out his rookie contract. He was the latest in a long line of bad investments at the quarterback position for Cleveland, but Manziel, , and someone who everyone held an opinion of, was different.

As quickly as his star rose, it fell just as fast. And when it fell, .

Manziel and in various locations over the past year, and ensuring he was untouchable for any . He refused help from just about everyone.

Until recently. Manziel appears to be on the right track again, and . On Thursday night he looked refreshed, energized and interested in getting his life in order. He’s not trying to “Wreck this league” anymore; he just wants a chance to play a sport he loves.

“I just want to get back on the field,” Manziel told myself and John Breech in the autograph line. “If I played in a preseason game, I’d treat it like the Super Bowl.”

Manziel was joined at the store with a group of roughly 10 media members (none of whom were particularly welcome) and a stunning number of fans. This is an NFL quarterback who routinely pops up in random places and who isn’t afraid of taking photos with fans, but when he set up shop and charged $99 for photos and $99 for autographs, the line of roughly 150 people wrapped around the store.

Aggie fans young and old poured in to the decentralized location, making treks of more than an hour to see Manziel for a brief second. The Manriquez family left downtown Houston after seeing the Super Bowl sights during the day and drove out to Katy for a chance at getting aew style of play to Roma.The former Shakhtar Donetsk coach will officially start work on Wednesday.Fonseca said, “I felt a great atmosphere at the stadium, and I hope I get to feel this atmosphere in every game.“We’ll need it a lot, and I believe photo from the former Heisman winner.

The daughter, Elyssaa, said she and her father, Chris, made a trip from the Pearland area to Cleveland to see Johnny play (and had pics to prove it), so fighting through rush-hour traffic in Houston was nothing.

Like many Manziel-ites, they are fans of Manziel who became fans of the team afterwards.

“I was actually a Johnny fan [not an A&M fan],” Chris Manriquez said. “For them being in the SEC, I didn’t know what to expect. Beating Alabama, that was cherry on the cake right there.”

It sums up his attraction to the public perfectly.

One young A&M fan said there was no doubt that Manziel would eventually make a return to the NFL and pegged a potential return right here in Houston with the .

Another huge Texas A&M supporter, David Molina, dressed up in a Scooby Doo costume to get a picture with Manziel (the outfit was a College Station Halloween homage).

Yours truly — along with fellow intrepid mall reporter and colleague John Breech — ensured some time with Manziel by ponying for a custom autograph as well.

You can’t hide money, son.

A photo posted by Will Brinson (@willbrinson) on Feb 2, 2017 at 6:10pm PST

Manziel was friendly, patient and aloof with the crowd. It probably wasn’t difficult — they were adoring. And he’s used to dealing with throngs of fans. But he wasn’t bothered by the presence of the media, politely greeting members of the Cleveland press when hr Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng.Arsenal are in the market for a new centre back following Calum Chambers’ season-ending injury, with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano one potential suitor.Boateng is seen as a cheaper alternative as Mikel Arteta fie saw them.

He did the Heisman pose for fans:

He signed custom autograph notes. He hugged kids and welcomed the opportunity to connect with fans. He wasn’t pale and sheepish anymore. He looked exactly like someone who fell into a dark place for a long time, climbed out and was finally shaking off the cobwebs.

That’s a lot to read into an hour-long paid appearance at a sports memorabilia store. But the difference was that notable.

Manziel’s got plenty of hurdles left before he’s back in football. There’s no telling what kind of football shape he’s in or how long it would take him to acclimate to a roster er Jean-Clair Todibo.The French youngster is in talks to leave Barca this month, with AC Milan favourites to secure his signature. Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen are also being linked.Matthaus told BILD: “Todibo is the best central defender I have seenor a playbook. If figuring out his life is a one-step-a-time deal, he’s 100 yards from being back on the field.

But he seems to know it, and he maybe even grasp that he’s approaching his final shot at a life in professional football. It’s cheesy as all get out, but it’s geographically appropriate: his heart looked full and his eyes looked clear.