Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has three offers to r

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MLB.com reports starter pitched in a minor-league game on Monday. He allowed five runs on six hits over six innings of work. The right-hander also struck out eight and walked one while throwing 91 pitches. Kendrick is scheduled to pitch the home opener April 5 against the Royals, though the team has yet to officadar.The Daily Star says United have been keeping tabs on Rakitic throughout this summer but the Croatia international preferred to stay put at Barca.However, the Catalan giants are determined to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp and are willing to sially announced his first regular season outg hold of Mikel Oyarzabal.There were genuine concerns inside La Real they would lose the youngplay this season.The Sun says he is optimistic over playing this season after having an operation on his injured knee.The City forward, 23, is refusing to set a time-frame on a recovery but surgery on his damaged anterior-cruciate ligament is understster to Manchester City this week.City had identified Oyarzabal as a replacement for Leroy Sane and were prepared to meet his €75m buyout clause.However, ing. “If it’s the fourth game, it’s the home opener and I’m excited about that,” Kendrick said. “I’ve never had that before. I’m looking forward to getting the season under way and I feel very confident.”

mi Hyypia says the European champions must not res

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Scott White  and puts as the only relief pitcher in his “Elitesays he’s quickly felt comfortable on the south coast.Potter yesterday signed a new six-year contract just months into his time with the Seagulls.He praised the backing from the chairman Tony Bloom, deputy chairmahester United for Romelu Lukaku.Tuttosport says Juve have stepped up their pursuit of Lukaku and are set to offer Dybala in return – but want a decision from the Premier Leaguel for Rapid Vienna prospect Benjamin Kanuric.Calciomercato.com says the Gunners are favourites to land the 16 year-old ahead of the January market. Inter Milan, Juventus and Roma are also in contact, though Arsenal are leading the race for the midfie club within seven days.Inter Milan were believed to be leading the race fn and chief executive Paul Barber and” tier. His “Near Elite” guys include , , Fernando Rodney, Mariano Rivera, Joe Nathan and Rafael Soriano.

Headley’s $10.3 million is tops as arbitration numbers are exchanged

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sees himself as a or a spell on the sidelines with a hip injury. The club have not provided a timeline for Maguire’s return. Maguire missed Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg loss to Manchester City.Quizzed on how long Maguire would be out for, manager Ole Gun$10 million player.The think the right number is closer to $7 million.It’s no surprise then tk Reece James has avoided serious after fears of suffering an ankle break.James was carried off on a stretcher playing for England Under-20s at the Toulon Tournament.The Sudnesday boss Steve Bruce admits he’s in talks with Newcastle United.An angry Wednesday fan confronted Bruce on the touchline during his side’s 3-1 friendly win against Lincoln at Sincil Bank on Saturday.After the match Bruce told the Sheffield Star: n says fortunately he only suffered a sprain.There were concerns the 19-year-ohat Headley and the Padres couldn’t reach an agreement on a 2013 contract, or that there was a big gap when they filed their numbers for salary arbitration on Friday.Headley filed at $10.3 million, according to figures obtained by CBSSports.com. The Padres countered at $7.075 million. If the two sides still can’t reach an agreement, an arbitrator will decide between the two numbers.All the numbers exchanged Friday:

, : player $3 million, team $2.3 million

, : player $1.1 million, team $750,000

, : player $3.4 million, team $2.4 million

, : player $5.8 million, team $4.75 million

, Red Sox: player $2.375 million, team $2.325 million

, : player $4.7 million, team $3.65 million

, : player $2.6 million, team $1.7 million

, Reds: player $8 million, team $6.75 million

, : player $3.7 million, team $2.825 million

, Rockies: player $5.15 million, team $4.25 million

, : player $3.75 million, team $2.4 million

, Padres: player $3.75 million, team $2.875 million

, : player $8.25 million, team $5.7 million

Chase Headley, Padres: player $10.3 million, team $7.075 million

, Reds: player $1.65 million, team $1.05 million

, Rockies: player $1 million, team $800,000

, Angels: player $1.4 million, team $975,000

, Orioles: player $7.1 million, team $5.7 million

, : player $1.2 million, team $750,000

, Reds: player $4.7 million, team $4.15 million

, Reds: player $3.5 million, team $2.65 million

, : player $3.4 million, team $2.65 million

, Cardinals: player $5.5 million, team $4.5 million

, Mets: player $3.4 million, team $2.55 million

, : player $6.5 million, team $5.05 million

, Orioles: player $3.2 million, team $1.8 million

, : player $2.7 million, team $2.1 million

, Diamondbacks: player $2.8 million, team $1.8 million

, : player $7.05 million, team $6.65 million

, Padres: player $5.55 million, team $4.905 million

, : player $3.55 million, team $2.85 million

, Giants: player $4.5 million, team $2.675 million

, Cardinals: player $1.3 million, team $900,000

, : player $7.4 million, team $6.05 million

, Reds: player $1.05 million, team $750,000

, Pirates: player $3.6 million, team $3 million

, : player $5.8 million, team $4.6 million

Astros claim reliever Chuckie Fick

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The have claimed right-handed reliever off waivers from the St. Louis , FOXSportsMidwest.com’s B.J. Rains. Fick was r Giroud for upcoming fixtures against Moldova and Albania.The 33-year-old has only played 120 minutes of top-flight football for Chelsea this season.But Deschamps says he has trust in the striker.”Maybe that means something but it’s mostly what happdesignated for aoving for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.With Gigi Buffon announcing yesterday that he is leaving the Parisians after one season, the French giants are in need for a senior goalkeeper signing.Mundo Deportivo says PSG are ready to move for Keylorssignment by the Cardinals on Wednesday, to make room for veteran reliever . 

A 15th-round draft pick by the Cardinals in 2007, Fick has spent the majority of the 2012 season with Triple-A Memphis. In 42.1 innings out of the bullpen, he has 4.68 ERA, and has struck out 20 batters while walking 13. 

The Astros will have to make a 40-man roster move on Saturday, when pit captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months after claiming the Copa America was “corrupt”.Argentina forward Messi, 32, was sent off in the 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile and later said the “cup was fixecher Armando Galarraga is called up to start from Triple-A Oklahoma.

Jose Bautista vaults into top 3 for AL OF All-Star voting

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While ‘s place on the American League All-Star team seems secure, the rest of the voting for the AL outfield is getting tight. outfielder has moved ahead of the ‘ for third in AL outfield voting, accordingh midfielder Emerson Hyndman on loan for the remainder of the season.The United States international, 23, will join United once the MLS secondary transfer window opens on July 9.Frank De Boer’s side have the option to sign Hyndman for an undisclosed to results released by Major League Baseball on Monday. outfielder also moved ahead of Cruz.Even though Bautista is currently among the top three in the outfield, his record number of All-Star votes seems to be in jeopardy. Hamilton has received 5,414,880 votes, closing in on the 7,454,753 votes Bautilost Diego Costa for the remainder of the season.The centre-forward has suffered a herniated cervical disc injury and there’s fears it’s severity could leave him sidelined until April – effectively ending his campaign.In a statement this morning, Atlsta received last season. The second base spot is also getting interesting with the Rangers’ leading the ‘ by just more than 15,000 votes. Cano has started the last two All-Star Games. In-stad winger Daniel Podence is attracting interest from Arsenal.Podence fired eight goals and nine assists for Olympiacos last season, and has netted two for the Greek side already this term.The left winger was a handful for Tottenham as they blew a 2-0 lium voting concludes on Friday, while voting on .com continues through June 28. The All-Star teams will be announced on July 1. Here’s the rest of the current voting results:

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Barry Bonds wants to work with Giants

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Barry Bonds says he knows how to “fix” starter and would like the chance to tell him. Bonds appeared at AT&T Park before Monday’s game beteen the Giants and Diamondbacks and spoke to reporters for neay for Liverpool on Boxing Day.Their title challenging hopes took a hit on Saturday after defeat to Manchester City.But Rodgers said, “There’s disappointment, because when you’re competitive, it’s always disappointing to lose a game, but we’ll get trly 35 minutes.Bonds, who repeatedly referred to himself as a “felon convicted of obstruction of justice,” said he has talked with team CEO Larry Baer about joining the team in a to-be-determined role.”If Lincecum wants answers, I’ll give them to him,” Bonds said, .Bonds, 47, said he wanted to help the team as a roving instructor, helping players in both the majors and minors.”My expertise is baseiker Callum Robinson. The offer comes from an unnamed Premier League clubA statement on their official website read: “Preston North End can confirm they have accepted a bid from a Premier League club for forward Callum Robinson.”The player has been gball,” Bonds said (). “If you believe that I can contribute and help the organization, then fine. If you don’t, fine. I’m just saying it’s out there.”Bonds also talked about his legal battles.”I’m a convicted felon of obstruction of justice and that’s what I am,” he said (). “I live with it.”It will never go off your mind. You never forget these things. You move on, [but] I’ll never forget it.”He also added — “I was never convicted of steroids.”Note he said he was never convicted, not that he never used.Bonds was also asked about his Hall of Fame chances.”I don’t try to predict the future or analyze how other people are thinking or how it’s goings urged Iker Casillas to recognise the legacy he has given the game.Reina has urged the former Real Madrid goalkeeper to be calm and enjoy his life.The Porto No1 is recovering from a heart attack suffered last week and Reina said: “Iker has made past to turn out… It would be very sad if it didn’t happen. That’s why I don’t need to comment on it. There’s really no need,” he said ().He continued: “I have no idea. That’s up to the writers. I don’t worry about that stuff. I’ll be at home having a good time with my kids. Or hopefully here. Doing some stuff for other kids. That’ll take care of itself. I don’t need to worry about that stuff.”

Patriots RB James White reportedly out vs. Jets, expecting birth of a child on Sunday

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The are down yet another core contributor for their Week 3 game against the . According to a report from ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, running back will not play on Sunday because his wife is expected to give birth to their child. 

te Billy Gilmour after his performance last night.Gilmour starred in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round win over Liverpool, earning plened with how his side are improving after Thursday’s emphatic 5-0 win over Club Brugge.A double from Fred and goals from Scott McTominay, Odion Ighalo and Bruno Fernandes made for a great night at Old Trafford for Solskjaer’s men.And speaking after thty of plaudits from his manager Frank Lampard as well as Alan Shearer and Ian Wright in the TV studio.But it would hWhite joins fullback as players who will definitely be out for Sunday’s game. It has also been reported that the team will likely be without tight ends and , each of whom is listed as questionable. 

The Patriots also put left tackle on injured reserve earlier this week, and will start the recently-signed in that spot. All of that is in addition to center being put on IR before the start of the season, and of course, the Pats released earlier this week in the wake of numerous disturbing allegations made against the star wide receiver. 

With White out, it’s likely that will slide into his role as the team’s primary pass-catching back, and rookie may make his debut. (Harris has been inactive for each of the team’s first two games this season.) White has been one of most trusted targets for several years, so the offense will presumably look quite a bit differentenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has again cast doubt on his future with the club.Pochettino indicated he might leave Tottenham should the club win the Champions League prior to their victory against Ajax and it would appear as if that is a very seriou without him on the field. 

Packers training camp: Matt LaFleur kicks Josh Jones out of practice for fighting

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“Get out.” Those were the two words first-year head coach Matt LaFleur told safety after he started a scuffle with a hit on running back .

While many have speculated if LaFleur has the ability to rein in the seemingly-independent , he has no problem kicking out players who disrupt his practce has no doubts about the quality of striker Joelinton.As well as 2010 from the ashes of the old Kings Lynn FC.Since starting over in the Premier Division of the United Counties League, the club has been on an inexorable rise which has taken them to the top of the National League North table and within touching di scoring the only goal of the game against Tottenham, the 23-year-old impressed against Watford.”I thought he was excellent against Watford. I thought he was a real threat. I thought tice. 

“I just told him to get out at that particular moment,” LaFleur told reporters after practice. “That’s not what we want to be about, we’ve got to take care of our teammates, we are a team, we need everybody, so that’s just kind of how we operate.”

Some coaches love the training camp scuffles and the energy that they produce. LaFleur, on the other hand, believes they are an unnecessary injury risk.

“I don’t want to tackle, we s Mauricio Pochettino says fans will have to wait to see Giovani Lo Celso at his best.Lo Celso joined Spurs on Transfer Deadline Day on loan from Real Betis but the club have an option to buy the 23-year-old. But it seems as if the Argentina midfieldare in a thud situation because it’s one thing if a guy knows he’s about to get tackled, it’s another thing when a guy gets tackled and he’s not necessarily expecting it,” LaFleur said. “I think that leads to injuries, like I’ve told you guys before, we want to stay off the ground.” 

Reporters then asked LaFleur what he saw that led to the scuffle, but all he noticed were two of his players tussling after an unwarranted hit. 

“You guys probably had a better vantage point than I did,” he said. “I’m well behind the play and sometimes your vision gets a little cloudy with all all those bodies in there.”

“We’re going to have a zero tolerance policy on that.”

While fights happen in every training camp and several coaches don’t approve of them, this gave us one of our first looks at LaFleur really standing up and taking control of his new team. 

2019 NFL Draft: Dwayne Haskins expresses interest in Redskins, who are open to taking a QB at No. 15

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The need a long-term solution at the quarterback position. And former Ohio State quarterback needs a team to give him a chance to become a franchise quarterback. That raises an important question ahead of this week’s draft: Could the Redskins select Haskins with their first-round pick?

So much of that is unknown. We don’t know if Haskins will fall to the Redskins at No. 15. We also don’t know if the Redskins would even take Haskins if he were to fall to them. But we do know that Haskins sounds like a fan of the idea of playing for the Redskins and that the Redskins are very much open to the idea of taking a quarterback at No. 15.

On Monday, despite their offseason trade for .

“We needed a quarterback and we were able to trade for Case, but that does not put us out of the realm of picking a quarterback if there is one there that we like at 15,” Williams said, via .com. “We don’t know who is going to be there at 15. after signing a new contract. The goalkeeper committed to the club for another four years on Monday.And Solskjaer was always confident the Spaniard would stay at Old Trafford.”Most of the time we get to keep the ones we want to keep,” said Solskjaer”

That’s not surprising. The . While Keenum is the best quarterback on the Redskins’ roster — not including , who — he’s still not a starting-caliber quarterback. He’s better suited for a backup role, as is . If the Redskins were to draft a quarterback, they could let that quarterback sit behind Keenum until he’s ready to step in. The point being, Keenum should not be the reason why thparting Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran admits Antoine Griezmann’s departure has surprised him.The France attacker announced earlier this month that he would be leaving this summer.And Juanfran said: “I did not expect Griezmann to leave, he told mee Redskins pass on a quarterback at No. 15. 

As it stands, the general consensus is that four quarterbacks are worthy of first-round picks: , , , and Haskins. It’s very likely that at least one of those quarterbacks will be available at No. 15, but it’s not clear if Haskins will be there. He’s considered by many to be the second- or third-best quarterback in the draft behind Murray and roughly on the same level as Lock. How the , , , , , and , all of whom are positioned ahead of the Redskins in the draft order, feel about Haskins will determine how far he could fall. All it takes, though, is one. Only one team has to like him for Haskins to get selected before No. 15.

And it doesn’t sound like the Redskins are interested in trading up.

“Well, I’ve sgning for the German champions would be a positive.Bayern are being linked with a move for the Manchester City winger, who is said to be unhappy with his role under Pep Guardiola.And Sule would welcome the German to Bayern, who are in need of wingersaid all along, the chance of trading up is a lot slimmer than trading back,” Williams said. “I’m going to go on the record and say that’s a possibility that we won’t trade up, but there’s a great possibility we’ll trade back if that opportunity came.”

As for Haskins, .

“There’s definitely something there,” Haskins told NFL Network on Monday. “I feel like there’s a great relationship with the Redskins. My mentor Shawn Springs played for the Redskins. Great relationship with [owner] Mr. [Daniel] Snyder and the rest of the Redskins ownership. Whatever team picks me, I’ll be excited to be a part of, but there’s definitely something there in D.C.”

Haskins also provided a reminder that he’s from the area. 

“For me to be able to go back in D.C., somewhere where I also grew up at, went to high school at,” Haskins said, “is definitely a lot of fun for me to be able to spend time with [Doug Williams], coach Gruden and the rest of the offensive staff. I think the Redskins are a great place to be.”

Of course, it’s not like Haskins would ever say something negative about a potential suitor. Just because Haskins is speaking highly of Washington doesn’t mean it’s his top destination and it doesn’t make the Redskins taking him any more likely. But given the Redskins’ clear need for a long-term quarterback, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them take Haskins if he were to fall to them. 

For now, we wait. The draft is still three days away. When the draft finally does begin on Thursday, you’ll be able to stream our live coverage . You can also download the CBS Sports app for free on any mobile or connected TV device. We’ll be analyzing every pick and providing you with everything you need to know during the .

Former Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley headed to Buffalo, Bills also reportedly to sign ex-Ravens receiver

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refusal to play in Buffalo might actually end up being a good thing for the  . 

After for Brown fall through last week, the Bills rebounded on Tuesday by basically getting a two-for-one deal. Instead of writing a gigantic check to Brown, the Bills are now getting two receivers in the form of and , who have both agreed to terms with the team.  

After agreeing to the deal, Beasley tweeted out that he’s excited to join the Bills, which Antonio Brown had after learning that Pittsburgh and Buffalo were .  

According to .com, Beasley will be getting with Buffalo that includes $14.4 million in guaranteed money. With Beasley, the Bills are getting a receiver who’s coming off one of the best seasons of his career. In 2018, Beasley caught 65 passes for 672 yards and three touchdowns. The 29-year-old was so good last season that the were really hoping to keep him, according to coach Jason Garrett. 

“Cole Beasley knows how much I love him, our coaching staff loves him, our organization loves him, ,” GarreQatar over a sponsorship deal that would cover both the Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise and the retired former Manchester United star, according to the Athletic, reports, /.Discussions are said to be at an advanced stage, with the reportt said at the NFL Combine. “He’s been a hell of a player for us and we want him here in Dallas. He certainly knows that.”

The reason Beasley didn’t stay in Dallas though, is because the Cowboys just couldn’t meet his asking price. At one point this offseason, Beasley said he in guaranteed money, but as it turns out, he was willing to settle for $14.5 million. Either way, the asking price was too high for the Cowbo a replacement.Giroud’s agent is understood to have agreed personal terms with Inter Milan, with ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte keen to recruit the World Cup winner, but Lampard insisted no deal has yet been struck.Asked if Chelsea need to recruit a rys. 

When Beasley gets to Buffalo, he’ll be joined by another new receiver in Brown, who also agreed to terms Tuesday. According to Sirius XM NFL Radio, Brown will be getting . 

During his 2018 season with the , Brown got off to a hot start, but things quickly started to cool down for the 28-year-old receiver after was named the starting quarterback. With Jackson under center over the final seven games of the regular season, Brown averaged just 16.3 yards per game in the Ravens run-first offense. To that in perspective, Brown averaged 79.7 yards per game over the first seven weeks of the season while was the the starting quarterback. Brown’s early season total includes two games where he went over 115 yards. 

Overall, Brown caught 42 passes for 715 yards last season. 

The Bills have been one of the busiest teams during the NFL’s 48-hour tampering period. Not only have they agreed to terms with Beasley and Brown, but the Bills have also agrntial during his career.Sneijder admits if he had lived better off the pitch he could’ve done more in the game.He told FOX Sports: “I have to be honest with myself and that is what I am: if I had lived 100%, I would have been on that list – with Messeed to terms with ageless running back and tight end , along with offensive linemen , and . 

Russell Wilson and Ciara tie the knot at an English castle

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It’s official (): Russell Wilson and Ciara were married Wednesday (hey, celebrities can get hitched on a random Wednesday — on the other side of the ocean — because, well, they’re celebrities), which means that will soon be a thing of the past.

Wilson shared a picture of the happy occasion on Instagram:

A photo posted by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Jul 6, 2016 at 1:47pm PDT

Speaking of abstinence, according to , wedding guests were asked to fork over their mobile devices to avoid unwarrans unhappy with his players after their FA Youth Cup defeat of Fulham.Lewis Fiorini’s early goal proved the difference between City and U18 Premier League South leaders Fulham, but the visitors had chances on the break and almost forced extra time towted documentation of the ceremony via the various social-media platforms. Because, really, there’s nothing more gauche than Periscoping the walk down the aisle. (We’ve honestly never heard of anyone doing this.)

To facilitate all this, the 100 or so guests met at aSporting Gijon have signed Manchester City midfielder Manu Garcia.Garcia cuts all ties with City.The midfielder, who made four senior appearances with one of them coming in the Premier League, joins Sporting Gijon on a five-year contract.Primer día de @Manugarcia_98 en Mareo Bienvenido!! pic.twitter.com/ledgfqaxRN— Real Sporting (@RealSporting) July 19, 2019 central location and were transported to Peckforton Castle in Liverpool, England, where the bride and groom exchanged vows.

reports that the couple was spotted at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel on Tuesday for their rehearsal dinnermes and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have both been training with their new teammates in Perth this week. “You can see it from the first moment – they both have their qualities,” he said in an interview on United’s official app. “Wan-Bissaka has played in the P.

A photo posted by Tae michelle (@ohtaemichelle) on Jul 5, 2016 at 5:04pm PDT

The No. 1 overall pick from the 2008 NFL Draft is healthy, looking for a job

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Since 2008, there have been nine players taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the , and right now, eihemians.The Dutch whiz, 17, moved to Chelsea from PSV and revealed he received positive feedback from manager Frank Lampard.”He thought that I had done a fantastic job and that he saw the way in which I train every day in the game,” Maatsen told Voetght of those players currently have a job.

The one player who is currently out of work is former Dolphins draft pick Jake Long. The offensive lineman has been a free agent since the end of the 2015 season when his contract with the Atlanta Falcons expired.

Although Long wasn’t a big help in Atlanta — he only playeo win the Premier League title with Liverpool.The Swiss proved his worth to the Reds after capitalising on a rare start by scoring in Wednesday’s 5-2 win over Everton.Speaking after the game, Shaqiri said: “Obviously I am really happy. Especially agad in a total of four games — the top pick in the 2008 draft believes that he’ll definitely be able to help a team in 2016.

“I’m finally healthy,” Long . “This is the healthiest and best I’ve felt in probabDembele.Manchester United and PSG have been linked with Dembele this week.But Cardoner told Catalunya Ràdio: “Dembélé is a different player, surprising, when we face him, you never know where he will go. He brings a very important element to the tly about five, six years. My knee’s back. I’ve just been working out, feeling good and ready for the opportunity when it comes along.”

If Long is actually healthy, he could be a solid pickup for any team out there looking for an offensive lineman. During his first four years in the , Long was a vital piece of the Dolphins’ offensive line. Not only did the left tackle start in 62 of the 64 regular season games the Dolphins played in over that span, but he was also named to four straight Pro Bowls.

Long’s career started to go downhill in 2013 after he tore his ACL in Week 16. Before the injury, Long had started 15 games for the Rams. Long’s comeback attempt was cut short in 2014 ACL again in Week 8.

Since he only played in four games last season, Long basically got the year off, which apparently has done wonders for his body.

“When I wake up and my knee doesn’t hurt, you know what I mean,” Long said. “I feel the strength back. You can see it. You can feel it. My body feels good the way I’m moving, working out and how good I feel moving on it. It’s as easy as that.”

If Long’s healthy, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for a team like the Seahawks, Chargers or Giants to bring him in for a tryout. The Bears worked Long out in early June, but no deal materialized after the visit.

Report: HBO wants ‘Hard Knocks’ team in place by June 1

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Every day it feels like a new team turns down HBO’s offer to appear on “Hard Knocks” in 2012. Or, at least, a new team says it’s not interested. But there could be an end to the drama on the horizon: a report indicates that HBO wants a team in place by June 1.According to , citing anonymous HBO officials, the cable network wants to be locked into a team by “this time next week.” The Post also reports that part of the reason it’s been so difficult for HBO to land a team is the failing health of legendary Films producer Steve Sabol.Sabol was , which doctors later . “Without him going out to the teams twisting arms, it’s been hard,” the Post’s source said. “Nobody would say ‘no’ to Sabol.”Obviously, Sabol’s health is of paramount importance to getting a team on “Hard Knocks.” And as a fan of pretty much everything he’s done, I can’t overstate just how sad it is to think aboe are two young players who will excel at the Stamford Bridge club if Frank Lampard becomes their next manager.The Blues are searching for their next boss after allowing Maurizio Sarri to leave for Juventus after only a year in charge.Lampard is the ut him struggling. Regarding “Hard Knocks,” there’s a team out there that would say yes to HBO within about a tenth of a second. That team is the , and to on the show.It would be a huge coup for owner Shahid Khan in an attempt to build up publicity for Jacksonville’s football team, and it would give an actual national identity to some of the talented players who toil in obscurity down in North Florida.But it’s become pretty clear that the Jaguars aren’t exactly an “elite” option for HBO — as teams like the , , , , , anr Rafa Mir.The Championship side want to sign the 22-year-old on loan for the coming season.Mir has yet to play for Wolves in the Premier League, while he has only managed four competitive appearances for the club.He was at Las Palmas on loan last sed all reportedly turned down the show, the Jaguars were sitting there, hanging out and willing to appear. But HBO hasn’t jumped on them yet, and it mose to returning to Juventus this summer.Conte was mentioned as a replacement for Max Allegri.But he says, “No, I’ve never been close to the Juventus bench. I never received any phone calls, it was always Inter who showed great affection and interestay take a looming June 1 deadline for that to actually happen.

Bucs coach Greg Schiano: Winslow trade wasn’t about sending a message

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(US PRESSWIRE) The   veteran tight end Clark to a one-year deal Monday. The team also   to the for a 2013 conditional seventh-round pick, a move that, presumably, would allow Seattle to feature more two-tight end sets. Except that, according one personnel source speaking to TheSidelineView.com’s Adam Caplan, Winslow and his six career knee surgeries might not be anything more than a role player at this point in the proceedings.tics after winning the Europa League title.The midfielder admits it’s been a roller coaster season, but ended on a high after thrashing Arsenal 4-1 in Baku.Willian said: “We know it has been a difficult ­season for us. It was never easy. But, at t “We talked to the Bucs before the draft and talked about [Winslow] further internally,” . “We just didn’t think he could be more than a rotational player at this point after examining his tape and performance.” Winslow intimated Monday morning that new Bucs head coach Greg Schiano was unhappy that the tight end wasn’t taking part in voluntary workouts and that, in part, led to the trade. Schiano spoke in generalities about the move during an interview with ESPN Tuesday afternoon. “In any move we make, we’re going to do what we thidebut as a 16 year-old two years ago.And on his relationship with manager Marco Silva, he told the Liverpool Echo: “He doesn’t really speak about it.”He’ll give me things to work on and tell me when I’m doing right or wrong. He just wants me to progrnk is best for the Bucs, and at this time it’s what we felt was best,” he said. “You know, it’s always been my philosophy that once we make a move, whether it’s in college when things happened or here in the National Football League, that we’re going to talk about the guys that are Bucs. Like Dallas (Clark) and the other guys that are busting their hump out there in practice and I’m really excited about which direction we’re going in.” Earlier in the day, Schiano noted that the trade wasn’t about sending a message but about making this team better. “There is really not a message,” he said according to the Associated Press. “It’s not one of those situations,” Schiano said Tuesday. “The only message I want to address is we need to be the best football team we can be. Time is our enemy. We are running out of time. Teams in our division have a head start on us.” In addition to unloading a player that may not fit with what Schiano wantsies.Newcastle have immediately sent out feelers for potential managerial candidates after announcing Rafa Benitez is leaving the club.TMW says Gattuso is on their shortlist, though is yet to hear from Toon reps.While in charge of Milan, Gattuso was l to do, Tampa Bay also got out from under Winslow’s contract. ‘s Pat Yasinskas writes that while Clark’s scheduled to make $2.7 million in base salary next season (with $1 million guaranteed), the team freed up $4.8 million in salary-cap room by trading Winslow. Although Winslow has been productive during his three years in Tampa Bay (40 games, 218 receptions for 2,377 yards, and 12 touchdowns) and Clark has battled injuries the previous two seasons (16 games over that span and only 71 receptions), Schiano said the organization didn’t come into either decision willy-nilly. “I think he is definitely a proven player,” Schiano said of Clark. “He has had some health issues as of late, some things that have kept him from playing at the level of football he played earlier in his career, but I believe wholeheartedly that he is going to return to his form and play the way he is capable. I think he can do everything we are going to ask him to do, and it is really good to have strong veteran presence in that tight-end room as well.” For more , rumors and analysis, follow , like us on , and subscribe to our and . You can follow Ryan Wilson on Twitter here: .

Report: Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins won’t report for OTAs, seeks trade

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(US PRESSWIRE) The begin OTAs Tuesday cornerback won’t be there because he wants to be traded, sources tell the ‘s Clarence Hill Jr. While the workouts are voluntary, Jenkins, the team’s first-round pick in 2008, wants out after Dallas signed to a $50 million deal in free agency and then traded up to take LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne in lishman decided to stay at bet365 Stadium to try and get the Potters back into the top-flight this season.After they failed to do so, Butland has set his sights on a return. According to the Stoke Sentinel, the 26-year-old is being targeted by Bournelast month’s . Consequently, Jenkins has effectively gone from the Cowboys’ best cornerback to third on the depth chart. But in a league that puts a premium on the passing game — and finding ways to stop it — a team can never have enough quality defensive backs (obvious exception: the , who shipped to the in April). But Jenkins wants a new contract, which is exacerbated by a) the money the team paid to Carr and b) the various injuries Jenkins played through last season. Hill that has already signed a long-term deal with the Cowboys making Jenkins expendable. “Howeveruventus coach Maurizio Sarri was delighted with their 3-1 victory over Udinese on Sunday.Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain all shone on the day, with Ronaldo hitting a brace and Leonardo Bonucci also on the scoresheet.“It’s the fi, his contract situation and his injury hinder the process. He would likely want a new deal before joining another team and the Cowboys would likely want premium compensation in return.” There’s also this: Dallas apparently has no interest in moving Jenkins and want him on the roster for the 2012 season. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones went so far as to call Jenkins “vital” to the team’s plans. “We know that we’ve got a situation where we can identify what we are on defense by having three corners in there a lot I see short-term and long-term with Jenkins,” Jones said last week. “We’ve also got Scandrick, we got some room if somebody gets nicked not to have to adjust. We can come out there and spend some time really utilizing where we are at corner. The decision to bring Claiborne in was a big part of that. There’s no interest on my part at all of trMcNeil says Burnley’s players are delighted with the way they turned their season around.The Clarets finished 15th in the table after going down to a 3-1 defeat at home to Arsenal on the final day of the campaign. “We’re pretty happy, especially becaading Jenkins. None.”  Given that the NFC East features the defending champion and an Eagles outfit that should be vastly improved over last season, Jones is right to want to hoard as many quality defensive backs as he can. For more , rumors and analysis, follow , like us on , and subscribe to our and . You can follow Ryan Wilson on Twitter here: .