l fullback Kieran Tierney admits facing his recent


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

Vogt, 28, hit .296 this spring with a home run and four RBI over 27 at-bats. He did not get a baGomez was made an honorary citizen of Bergamo.Gori stated, “He is the captain and the symbol of the European Atalanta,” the mayor said. “They have reached the highest level of the club’s history, to which he has contributed, with the team and these hit over 25 at-bats last year with rated Blues boss Frank Lampard saw the winter market shut on Friday without a signing being made.Instead, Chelsea are set for a big spending summer and ESPN says high on their shopping list will be Ziyech.Ziyech is also being tracked by Manchester Unthe Rays. 

Posey, Giants in serious talks on big deal


The and superstar catcher are in serious discussions about a long-term deal, CBSSports.com has learned.

The details are unknown, but Posey and the Giants have been discussing a long deal,hford says he cannot afford to relax during the season.The 22-year-old admitted the biggest challenge, having made it to the highest level, is staying there and proving he is worthy of his place.He said: “It’s a massive privilege.“For me, I’ve be as reported here earlier this week. It is believed he had been seeking a deal to make him a Giant for life.

A 10-year deal would not be out of the question for a star of tve to Barcelona.Currently impressing in the Copa America, the Millonarios shot-stopper is being watched by Barca as they consider the youngster as a replacement for the wantaway Jasper Cillessen.”Of course I would like (to go to Barca), for all playehis caliber.

The sides have been treating opening day as a deadline to get a deal done. Posey, the 2012 MVP and a two-time world champion already, had a salary agreed-upon for $8 million for 2012 before the multiyear talks got going in recent weeks.

The Giants reached agreement with star pitcher Matt Cain on the eve of the 2012 season, inking him to an extension of $112.5 million overs free to leave the club.Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest are both interested in the Blades captain, who has struggled for regular playing time this season.”As far as I am concerned he is one of five strikers. The boys at the top of the pitch are five years that gave him $127.5 million over six years in total.

nal boss Unai Emery is delighted with Kieran Tiern


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

in Wednesday’s 5-2 win over Everton.Regular subst


Philadelphia outfielder finished 1 for 2 with a solo homer during the Phillies’ 4-3 win over the Yankees in a Grapefruit League matchup Tuesday. Brown connected off reliever Zach Nuding, sending his second home run this spring deep over the fence in center field. “That was a well-struck baseball … the ball went a long ways,” manager Charlie Manuel said. “He put a good swing on it: nice, short and compact, with balance at the plate. His swing is more fluid anke up the numbers.The Reds bolstered their squad with the astute signing of the Japanese international from Red Bull Salzburg.And Klopp believnel Messi.Radio Continental says Galaxy are in talks with Messi’s father and agent, Jorge Messi, about a shock move to the USA.Messi has less than 18 months to run on his current contract, which carries a break clause at the end of this season allowies the youngster has what it takes to push the regular starters for a position in the first eleven.”We will d compact. It’s more explosive.”nted to secure the Brazilian international for the long term.But it appears the defender does not want to stay in Portugal for much longer.A Bola suggests that Porto will now look to move Telles on in the summer so they can get a substantial fee.He i

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


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

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

Rangers GM says team would welcome Josh Hamilton back in Texas


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While there seemed to be some bad blood between the Rangers and Josh Hamilton near the end of the season, the team hasn’t ruled out bringing back the free-agent outfielder, general manager Jon Daniels .

Daniels said he’s maintained Tosun is interesting former club Eintracht Frankfurt.However, Sabah says Besiktas officials are due in England this week for talks with Everton for Tosun.Besiktas coach Abdullah Avci wants to see his attack strengthened and has recommended Tosun’s ada “dialogue” with Hamilton’s agent, Mike Moye, and the team “would welcome Josh Hamilton back.”

“I think he wants to be here and I think those are two big elements, but like any deal or situation, there are a numb Greenwood has been named in the England U21 squad – at 17.Manchester City star Phil Foden features along with Wolves’ highly-rated star Morgan Gibbs-White, Tottenham’s Oliver Skipp and Arsenal duo Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock.”I’m really excited by er of other factors involved,” Daniels . “We’ve just chosen not to comment on it. But we’ve been consistent all along: We’d like to have Josh back.”

After the season, Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan criticized Hamilton’s decision to quit smokeless tobacco during the season. Hamilton, who tried to quit Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer offered some sympathy to Tottenham counterpart Hugo Lloris after last night’s defeat.Bayern thrashed their Champions League opponents 7-2 in London last night.”What more can one say? He (Serge Gnabry) has done everything superbly,” said Neuer. “I’m a little sorry for Hugo Lloris. He could do nothing and conceded seven home goals. “It’s bitter.”smokeless tobacco in late June, blamed his struggles at the plate on what he initially called a “discipline” issue and then later revealed was his attempt at quitting tobacco. He also missed five games in September for blurred vision and balance issues, which he blamed on caffeine.

Hamilton, 31, hit just .259/.323/.510 with 16 homers in the second half of the season after hitting .308/.380/.635 with 27 home runs in the first half.

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Report: Red Sox will begin serious negotiations with David Ortiz next week


The will begin serious contract talks with designated hitter  at “some point next week,” according to Joe McDonald.

The 36-year-old Ortiz was on his way to another solid season but was limited to jys it’s too soon to compare Tammy Abraham with Blues heros Didier Drogba and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.However, the West Ham youth coach says Abraham is well on his way.He tl Madrid teammate Eden Hazard.Like the Belgian, Rodrygo is another new addition for Real this summer.The former Santos starlet told Marca: “Hazard! He is a player that I always followed. I had him as the screen photo of my mobile. So imagine. And nowold 888sport: “Tammy right now doesn’t compare to Hasselbaink and Drogba becaust 90 games due to injury. Ocastle United insiders insist there’s been no contact with former AC Milan coach Rino Gattuso.The Evening Chronicle says Newcastle have not made any moves to speak to Gattuso – despite reports in Italy touting him as a replacement for Rafa Benitez.Gartiz hit .318/.415/.611 in 383 plate appearances with the Red Sox. 

Ortiz has wanted a multi-year contract from the Red Sox since last offseason but had to settle for arbitration. He made $14.6 million this season. 

The Red Sox also plan to start negotiations with outfielder . Ross hit .267/.326/.481 in 528 plate appearances with the team this season. 

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Henderson Alvarez latest injured Blue Jay starter


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

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

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

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

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race is far from over with still more than half t


MLB.com reports that Braves INF has been shut down for the season due to a bothersome foot spur. He had been considered as a possible September call up, but was instead released by the tment at being ignored by Spain coach Robert Moreno.Morata was speaking after their 0 talks about a move to China.Marca says Bale has played just 53 percent of Real Madrid’s matches in the last six seasons due tn be proud of their stars in the Premier League.Both Ederson and Alisson are first choice keepers for their clubs but it’s the Liverpool shot-stopper who is the regular starter for Brazil.”I think it’s a good sign for all the goalkeepers in Brazil ano the 26 different injuries he has suffered.So, with Europe out of the question, Bale and his representatives have turned th-0 draw with Real Valladolid.He said, “I was hoping to see myself there. “If he thinks I shouldn’t be there, it will be for something. I must work to do well with myteam on Thursday.

Ben Roethlisberger, in supporting role, returns to practice three days after elbow surgery


was back on the field on Thursday, three days after that will keep him sidelined for the remainder of the 2019 season. 

Roethlisberger, who had his procedure in Los Angeles on Monday, is clearly embracing his new role as a pseudo coach and mentor for a Pittsburgh offense that will look to get on track during Monday night’s game against the also winless . 

“Just a great guy, out there supporting us,” receiver following practice, via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “As a captain, he’s going to be out there with us. Whether he’s in the game or not in the game, he’s helping us and dissecting the defense, and he tells us what he likes and we go off of that, with everyone’s hand put in the pile.”

Roethlisberger, in a following his injury, said that he is committed towards making a complete recovery in time for the start of the 2020 season. Big Ben, who will be 38 years old at the start of next season, also reinforced his drone Mings will benefit from playing in the Championship play-offs with Aston Villa, according to his manager.Cherries boss Eddie Howe believes that Mings will be able to learn a lot given the stakes involved in those games.The 26-year-old has been aesire to at least play out the remainder of his contract. 

“The Steelers committed three years to me this offseason and I fully intend to honor my contract and reward them with championship level play,” he said. “I will do all I can to support Mason and the team this season to help win games. I love this game, my teammates, the Steelers organization and fans, and I feel in my heart I have a lot left to give.” 

Rudolph, the team’s third-round pick in the 2018 draft, went 14 of 27 for 174 yards that included a pair of second half touchdown passes and an interception in his first regular season start, a 24-20 setback to the undefeated in San Francisco. While Rudolph eventually warmed up to the competition, he and the offense’s slow start last Sunday of the four turnovers Pittsburgh’s defense forced during the first half. The Steelers scored just six points off of those turnovers, while the 49ers’ two touchdowns n Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Mirror says Spanish media sources say Aubameyang is keen to join Barca this summer so he can play with star forward Lionel Messi.However, the 30-year-old has always insisted he’s happy in north London.And club officialoff of Pittsburgh turnovers in the second half proved to be the difference in the game. 

“Obviously, we can’t be that slow starting in the first half,” Rudolph told reporters after the game. “I gotta give our team and our defense more of a chance to put some points up early and get ahead. With all the turnovers they created, they played unbelievable and they did everything coached asked of them through the to bring David Moyes back to Goodison Park.After Marco Silva’s sacking on Thursday, Moyes is being touted for an emotional return to the Toffees, where 11 years in charge before departing for Man Utd in 2013.And Osman thinks it would be a good appoi week, creating turnovers and flying around. We just gotta back them up. We gotta have their back.”

Despite their 0-3 start, the Steelers remain optimistic that they can turn their season around. To do so, however, they will need to defeat a Bengals team that is also desperate for their first victory of the season. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are currently looking up at Cleveland (1-2) and Baltimore (2-1) in the AFC North division standings. Monday night’s game will be each team’s first inner-division matchup. 

“We just have to get this ‘W,'” Pittsburgh defensive captain Cam Heyward . “That’s all it comes down to. I don’t care how it gets done, it has to get done. Our execution has to be flawless from here on out. Our room for error is out the window. We have to be perfect in everything we do, especially in practice. It’s my job to keep us accountable. It’s my job to keep guys ready for the opportunity. Both teams are 0-3 but one team is going to be 1-3 after this game.

“These next two weeks are very important. The road is right in front of us. We don’t have to hope and pray for anybody to do it for us. We play each team twice in our division and we can gain ground that way. That is all we have to focus on.”

While he can’t help them with his on-field performance, it looks like Roethlisberger will continue to be a presence on the sideline while working with Rudolph, who continues to embrace his opportunity to learn from one of this era’s best passers. 

“He’s a legend. He’s a future Hall of Famer and an unbelievable player,” Rudolph last week. “I truly do learn something every week from him, whether that be communication wise or just his creativity in no-huddle. He’s a great player, and like I said, I’m going to continue to learn on him and meet with him as much as I can during the week however available he is.” 

Defensive tackle Scott Paxson set as Taylor Replacement?


It’s looking more likely than ever that third-year has not scored a single goal in the last six games he has played for the Hammers.But Pellegrini puts the lack of goals down to Haller adapting to life in the Premier League after his summer move.”All the players that come from different leagues neer defensive tackle will hold down the fort as the starter until Phil Taylor (pectoral surgery) returns around midseason. That comes as a bit of a surprise to those anticipating that rookies and battling for the spot.Paxson had taken all the reps with the first time. That has allowed e Gea and Paul Pogba for Sunday’s clash with Liverpool.De Gea was substituted during Spain’s draw with Sweden on Tuesday due to an abductor problem, while Pogba has missed United’s last five games with an ankle injury.”David needs a scan,” Solskjaer coach Pat Shurmur and defensive coordinator Dick Jauron to chart the progress of the two rookies together on the second team. It remains possible that Hughes or Winn will emerge in preseason games as a possible starter, but Shurmur sees both as incomplete players at this time.”Hughes has flashed in run situations and Winn has flashed quickness in the pass rush,” Shurmur said. “I don’t want to pigeon-hole them, but those are my initial thoughts.”And Paxson?”He’s a tough, gritty guy,” Shurmur said. “He rattles around and plays well against the run.”The are more in need of run-stoppers than pass-rushers inside. They finished 30th in the against the run in 2011.Stay dialed in on thazard.The Belgium captain has struggled to find his best form at Real Madrid since his summer arrival from Chelsea.But Martinez says: “I’m not worried at all. Eden is one of the best players in the world. It’s just a matter of adaptation. He always te Cleveland Browns on Twitter at throughout the season with on-site updates from CBSSports.com RapidReports correspondent Marty Gitlin.

Ravens sign WR Jacoby Jones


The signed former Texans WR Jacoby Jones to a two-year deal. The signing was originally announced by Jones’ former teammates FB and s about the quality of Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic.The American has already pleaded with fans inside Stamford Bridge not to compare him to his Belgian wing wizard predecessor.And he has already received a ringing endorsement from the club’s foS on Twitter and later confirmed by the team. Jones becomes Baltimore’s No. 3 WR with KR andCrouch says Arsenal blundered not signing former Stoke City teammate Steven N’Zonzi.N’Zonzi, who is currently on loan at Galatasaray from Roma, spent six seasons in the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City before joiningr United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of their Europa League trip to AZ Alkmaar.Pogba is out of the tie due to a recurrence of a foot injury he picked up in August.The Frenchman sustained the knock in the draw at Southampton at the start Sevilla in 201 PR skills.

GM Pioli says NT Poe has upside, not ‘a project’


A good performance at the NFL combine in February earned K.C.’s first-round NT Dontari Poe ed fasing in January.The Mirror says error-prone reserve keeper Roberto could be replaced in January after another poor display at the weekend.First-choice keeper Lukasz Fabianski, returns feal Madrid.As the Premier League side look to boost the numbers in their squad amid Europa League participation this year, they are interested in defender Vallejo.The 22-year-old played in 19 games for Real in all competitions last term.But he is surrom a hip injury in January. In his absence Roberto has struggled,hion.The Villans currently sit above the relegation zone as they attempt to avoid an immediate relegation after winning promotion just last season, having won their last 2 games in a row to see them in 17th place. Despite their early season chathe description of workout warrior. Those are words that irritate GM Scott Pioli. “All these people say he’s a workout warrior and that means he can’t play,” Pioli said. “With our eyes, we think he’s a player with upside, but we don’t think he’s a project.”

Kugler deep into evaluations, lessons


OL coach Sean Kugler has several chess pieces in play. “It’s a little hindrance because those (rookies) haven’t been here,” Kugler said of OG and OT missing OTAs. “We’ve got to evaluate them thoroughly and get tRio Ave are in talks for Chelsea winger Lucas Piazon.The Brazilian is set to join the Portuguese outfit on-loan this week.Indeed, the deal beWith retiring Arsenmanaged to break more records with last night’s 9-1 Euros qualifying defeat of Armenia.It marked the final game of their qualifying campaign – leaving them a 100 per cent record.The Azzurri have now recorded more wins in a single calendar year than aal goalkeeper Petr Cech in the frame for the sporting director’s job at Chelsea, he could be joined by former Blues teammate Makelele.That’s according to well-connected French outlet Euro United.Makelele, currently coach of Eupen iing discussed is for two seasons.After being handed over to Chievo in Italy in the second half of last season, the 25-year-old Brazilian is now close to joining Carlos Carvalhal’s side on loan. Carvalhal is a former Swansea City manager.hem in their best positions. They’ve got a lot of work to do. We’re going to get to work the day they get here.”

Jabar Gaffney’s unhinged Twitter rant goes after his wife, Lito Sheppard


On Thursday afternoon, Jabar Gaffney’s Twitter account drew a lot of attention thanks to comments he made about Lito Sheppard three days ago … and some more he made about his wife on Thursday.We’ll go ahead and assume that at some point he’ll claim he wsea.The recently promoted club grabbed their first points of the season with a win over Newcastle United.And Vrancic says the Canaries are ready for another fierce battle at Carrow Road.”We are not afraid of names, definitely not. That is why we playas hacked (early favorites are and !) and apologize. Or maybe not — this was some #RealTalk about Gaffney’s soon-to-be-ex-wife.See for yourself:

We clipped out a couple of @ replies in betweerank Lampard is desperate for his attacking players to start hitting the back of the net.Chelsea meet Liverpool in the FA Cup tonight.Lampard is preparing his players for another tough assignment and it is attacking efficiency that he knows must imprn the tweet about Lito and the anniversary tweet, simply for the sake of condensing the already large size of this photo. If you’re hanging ou England for talks with unnamed Premier League clubs this week.The Barcelona winger has been linked with a switch to Everton as well as Arsenal and Lazio.Reports yesterday claimed the Blues had launched a £30m bid for the Brazilian who was also namet in the (904), Orlando (407) or Northern Virginia (703) areas, and you happen to see Jabar Gaffney, feel free to let him know what you think of his Twitter rant. Or don’t. We’d suggest don’t.Also, ladies, if you’re looking for a single man with a “black heart” and “dead soul,” well, just wait a few weeks, because you’re in luck.