oss Frank Lampard has revealed Ruben Loftus-Cheek


akeover bid from C&N Sporting Risk collapsed.The League One club had been given until 17:00 BST on Tuesday to complete the deal, having been granted an extension to Friday’s initial deadline.Bury are the first team to drop out of the EFL since Mapitcher told .com Sunday that he was feeling better after taking a comebacker off his left ankle the day before. X-rays came back negative on the right-hander and Latos is being considered day to day. “It doesn’t hurt too bc of Ireland coach Mick McCarthy admits he’s been impressed by Norwich City striker Adam Idah.Cork-born teenage striker Idah announced himself with a brilliant, clinical hat-trick in Norwich’s 4-2 FA Cup win at Preston.McCarthy, a pundit alongside Noad today, but it did yesterday,” Latos said. “I can walk on it. I don’t have to use crutches.”His final spring start is scheduled for Thursday. “I better be able to make my next start. I’m not one to sit out,” said Latos, who has a 3.78 w at Leicester City.The 38 year-old Argentine was selected ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga for his first Premier League appearance of the season.”I feel great because I played and we got one point in a difficult stadium against a difficult team,” he said.ERA through four Cactus League starts. “I asked the lady who took the X-ray that if it was broken, could she make a cast with spikes in it. It’s just sore. We’re taking it day by day and we’ll see how it goes.”

essed his gratitude after making his Watford retur


Toronto outfielder (shoulder) likelysmall” to make it at Manchester City.Wright-Phillips spent four years playing under Keegan at City before joining Chelsea in a £21m deal in 2005.”When Keegan first took over it was difficult for me because he deemed me as too small,” he told ManCity won’t play in Grapefruit League action again until Thursday, reports .com. Rasmus was scratched last Thursday due to a sore non-throwing shoulder. He’s taking a bit longer tcial style partner in the shape of Boglioli, according to Sempre Milan, reports, /.Boglioli look set to replace current category partner Diesel, which will end its relationship with Milan on 30th June having been partners since February 2017.Bogliolihanomori on loan from Chelsea if they are unable to sign Kurt Zouma.The Blues are reluctant to let Zouma leave because of their current transfer ban.However, they would be open to letting Tomori leave the club after his successful spell with Derby last expected to return.

s are prepared to include players in an offer for


Nationals starter was obliterated by the Cardinals on Friday, giving up eight runs on nine hits and two walks over three innings. Zimmermann, who threw 61 total pitches, struck out one batter and raised h Impact sporting director Olivier Renard is delighted with their deal for Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama.Wanyama joins as a Designated Player on a free transfer from Spurs. He’s signed a three-year contract with the club. “Victor is an importais spring ERA to 11.00. Acming Euro 2020 qual and Jan Vertonghen to sign new contracts.Toby Alderweireld penned terms to 2023 yesterday.Mourinho said: “Toby’s statement for me was beautiful, simple: ‘I couldn’t be happier in another place.'”“In football now there are some people that it looifiers.The England boss is relying on a mix of tried and trusted players, along with some new faces.The likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tyrone Mings will make their debuts, while Mason Mount and James Maddison also have another chancording to .com, the right-hander has been dealing with an early case of “dead arm,” but the issue is not uncommon for pitchers at this time of year.

City and Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has been


Relief pitcher is making a comeback after having not pit says their derby defeat to Inter Milan was self-inflicted.Milan blew a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 on Sunday. Only once before had the Nerazzurri won the derby when trailing by at least two goals, in a 6-5 thriller in November 1949.Pioli said afterwards, “ched in the majors since 2010. Cordero has signed a minor league contract with the Angels and will be invited to spring led for a reality check from fans has they hit a form blip.Inter meet Cagliari today attempting to stay in touch with Serie A leaders Juventus.Conte said, “Our idea is always to go on the attack, even when we score the first goal. We must try to sctraining. He last pitchedArsenal boss Mikel Arteta has denied reports he is interested in bringing Manchester City central defender John Stones to North London.New Gunners boss Arteta coached Stones for three years at Manchester City, after joining the club at the same time as the England centre-back in the summer of 2016.Asked if there is any truth in his reported interest in Stones, Arteta said: “No, no truth at all.” with Seattle.

Burnley.Lys Mousset assisted all three goals, with


The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Phillies manager Charlie Manuel saw first baseman take live batting practice in late January. Howard was limited to 71 games in 2012 as he came back from an Achilles injurystotspur thanks to a first-half goal from Danny Ings.The Englishman bagged his 15th goal for the season with a fine 17th minute strike.Spurs lost both Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele to injuries in what has been a dire festive period for Jose Mourinho.Trian is returning to the Premier League club after an impressive loan campaign with Kilmarnock.”I’m keen to push on. I’m coming back on July 1 with the others and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Bachmann.”Obviously I know Ben [Foster] h he suffered during the 2011 postseason. “He said his Achilles’ doesn’t hurt him and he said his ankle is much better,” Manuel said irca.The Frenchman was on the scoresheet alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou.”We wanted to have a good game,” Griezmann told Movistar.”The first half was very good and we connected a lot, before we managed time more in the second han late January.

Lance Berkman not likely to be available for World Series


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While the right now are far more concerned abester City at Meadow Park on Friday to send the Gunners into the quarter-final of the PL International Cup.With Tribalfootball in attendance, Balogun played a central role in winning Arsenal a first half penalty, before making it 2-0 with a stunning out with the Giants on Monday night, here’s a worry to file away: Hobbled slugger almost certainly won’t be available for the World Series should St. Louis make it that far. 

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Berkman’s Sunday test of his injured knee did not yield the desired results. Strauss writes: 

Berkman still experiences pain in a knee that has required two procedures this season. Sunday’s feedback caused Berkman to set aside any remaining optimism about his availability for the World Series. Though the switch-hitter is encouraged by his swing, Berkman recognizes that carrying a player unable to run the bases for himself is a luxury too pricey to carry with Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani, but the deal did not materialise.A report in The Athletic indicates that United transfer guru Matt Judge engaged in talks with the Uruguayan a few years ago.But it appears the Uruguay international was hon a postseason roster.

That likely means the Cardinals’ current roster would not be changed in advance of the World Series. That, in turn, means outfielders and would likely each remain on the roster. 

Berkman ymar is desperate to quit PSG this summer, though has seen negotiations about a dream return to Barcelona stall.Rather than sit on his hands, Neymar’s father has made contact with Juve. Indeed, Neymar Snr is due in Turin in the coming days.That’s accthis season hit a productive .259/.381/.444 across 97 plate appearances. In 2011, he hit 31 homers. He’s a career .317/.417/.532 hitter in the postseason. 

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Kyle Lohse could start Game 3 for Cardinals if Nats win Game 2


manager Mike Matheny is considering as changed in recent years.The pair were instrumental to the greatest spell in Chelsea’s history as Mourinho brought the best out of Lampard and they won three Premier League titles together.Lampard has outlined how the relationship between the two cpitching in Game 3 on Wednesday instead of if the win Monday’s Game 2, to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

If he’s tabbed as the Game 3 starter, Lohse would be pitching on regular rest after last pitching in Friday’s wild-card game against the . He picked up the win after allowing two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Lohse was 16-3 this season with a 2.86 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 143 strikeouts in 211 innings.

Carpenter only made three appearances for the Cardinals this season, all starts, after dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome for much of the year. The 2005 Cy Young award winner was 0-2 with a 3.71 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 17 innings.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis onoposed designs for its iconic new stadium which wourmances for Aston Villa in an interview with Tribal Football this week.Fenton started his career at Aston Villa, winning the League Cup, and said Grealish had impressed him since breaking into the side.Now managing in the Northern Premier Division, Fld be built on semi-derelict dockland in North Liverpool and deliver a £1bn boost to the city’s economy have been revealed, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukWorld-renowned architect Dan Meis revealed the the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow .

Homer Bailey’s amazing no-hitter velocity chart



The most amazing thing about ‘s  for the over the than, you know, not giving up a hit? It might be the extent to which he got stronger as the game went on. Check out this velocity chart of his historic night, from :

You’ll note much less variance and a middle-inning peak as opposed to what happened on Friday night. 

So, did Bailey get progressively more amped up, or was it er United star Paul Pogba and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have come in for criticism from Matt Le Tissier.The Southampton legend, who is a pundit on Sky Sports, spoke about United’s weak start to the season.Pogba came in for particular criticism, wijust one of thosn Wan-Bissaka and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are happy to be together again at Manchester United.The pair first struck up a friendship during their time together at Crystal Palace, where Fosu-Mensah spent a season on loan in 2017/2018, and recently renewed e nicastle United.The Portos-Conceicao-vacant-managers-job.html”>Daily MailPortos-Conceicao-vacant-managers-job.html”> says Newcastle have sounded out Conceicao over their vacant manager’s job.Newcastle are on the hunt for a successor for Rafa Benitez afghts? Whatever the case (bet on the former), the underpinnings of Bailey’s no-no are almost as impressive as the no-no itself. 

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Keith Hernandez will soon no longer be Keith Hernandez


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

And now the harrowing news … 

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

— Neil Best (@sportswatch)

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

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Are the Indians for real?


While the early successes of the Orioles and Mets are perhaps the biggest surprises of the season to date, don’t forget those plucky upstarts in Cleveland. Coming into 2012, the Tigers were, by acclamation, the heavy favorites in the AL Central. It’s mecelona move was finally rubberstamped.The former Atletico Madrid striker left in controversial fashion for a €120m fee.He told Marca: “I just wanted to end my holiday and start this new challenge. The dressing room have welcomed me very well: playerely May, of course, and Detroit may well barge to the flag by a comfortable margin. That is, there’s plenty of time for expectations to be met in a big way. Still, it’s worth noting that, at this writing, the , buoyed by a ruthlessly patient approach at the plate, lead the division by two games, and according to CoolStandings.com, . Favorites? Of course not. Something better than a puncher’s chance? Absolutely. Look beyond the wins and losses, and you’ll find that the Tribe’s modest run differential of +2 should lead to a record of 15-14 instead of the team’s actual mark of 17-12. If you look at (here’s ) and add them to a replacement-level baseline, then their record should be about 14-15. So, to the extent that those underlying indicators are meaningful this early in the smm, reports, /The revised deal sees the brewing brand’s Agua de Veri become the club’s official water until 30th June 2022, reportedly giving it exclusivity as the only bottled water available at the Nou Camp and Palau Blaugrana stadiums according Paeason, the Indians have been a bit lucky thus far.So back to earth they come? Not quite. It must be noted that the Indians have achieved this early success despite poor early performances from , and , who were all expected to fare much better this season. Here’s a quick look at what they’ve done to date and what expects from them over the remainder of the season:Shin-Soo Choo.221/.343/.314.263/.359/.411Ubaldo Jimenez4.04 ERA3.94Justin Masterson4.89 ERA4.05 ERAAs you can see, ZiPS expects at least a glancing improvement on each count. Such modest gains won’t add up to much in the wins column over the final months of the season, but they could offset possible regression in other areas. There’s also hope that Jimenez’s recent mechanical adjustments might lead to better results (they certainly did in ). There’s further hope that Grady Sizemore .  Moreover, look up and down the roster, and the only core hitter who’s playing notably over his head is third baseman . Should he fade (and he probably will), then top prospect Lonnie Chisenhall, who’s punishing the ball at Triple-A Columbus, can take over. In the rotation, almost certainly won’t maintain that sub-3.00 ERA, but, again, gains ahead of him in the rotation can be anticipated. (Elsewhere, making the closer would be a smart move.)Obviously, the Tigers must be considered the favorites in the division, but the Indians hah – but only for top price.The Sun says the Blues are asking a staggering £45million for Michy Batshuayi to slow the race for the Belgian striker.Stamford Bridge chiefs are quoting the massive figure to interested clubs, with Crystal Palace and Astove the makings of a contending team. That’s especially the case given the presence of a second wild card berth, the expected levels of attrition in the AL East and the weakness of the AL West behind Texas. Yes, the Indians are to be taken seriously.

Kip Wells – remember him – is back with White Sox on a minor-league deal


Andy Pettitte’s comeback is nothing when you consider Kip Wells.Pettitte is attempting to pitch for the Yankees after a year off. Wells will try to do the same for the White Sox after two years off. Wells’ agent Burton Rocks confirmed the minor league-deal.Not only that, Wells isn’t exactly Pettitte, a borderline Hall of Famer. Wells has a career 67-99 record, 4.71 ERA and 1.51 WHIP.But Wells, 35 later this month, was throwing 93-94 mph in tryouts for teams (he had one for the Mets, as well), so it may not be quite the long shot folks might assume. White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said he was throwing “good” and the team needed veteran depth at the Triple-A level. It’s a low-risk deelona sporting director Eric Abidal says talks are underway over Lionel Messi’s contract renewal.There are plenty of other things which Barcelona have to concentrate on but making sure their star man continues his career at the Cam Nou is paramount.”al for the White Sox since he’ll be in the minors at the start, and he’s going to need several weeks to get into pitching shape, but he is serious about it.Wells had stints with the Pirates, Rockies, Cardinals, Rangers, Reds anum teammate Eden Hazard gets his move to Real Madrid. The 28-year-old has said goodbye to Chelsea after seven years.And BVB midfielder Witsel thinks Hazard can prove his class at the Bernabeu.”Of course [Hazard] is that good,” Witsel told Sky Sports d Royals and Nationals in his first 11-year big-league career.Another team or two showed interest, Burnley midfielder Danny Drinkwater has suffered a freak injury away from the training ground.The Clarets will not state how the incident occurred, but Drinkwater is expected to miss six weeks of action, according to The Sun.The 29-year-old is on loan from Chelsea and hasn’t played a Premier League match in 18 months.He made his debut for Burnley in the EFL Cup loss to Sunderland last month.but Wells wanted to do it for the White Sox because he has fond memories of pitching for them a decade ago (he was a White Sox from 1999-2001), and like a lot of players who played on Chicago’s South Side, he has especially fond memories of working for White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf.

anager Ralph Hasenhuttl was not happy with the way


The Baltimore Orioles signed pitcher to a minor-league contract on Tuesday. Banks, who worked out with won’t get carried away with their success going into 2020.The European and world champions are sitting clear at the top of the Premier League table.”We will not get carried away,” said Klopp on Christmas Eve.”It is exactly like in normal life. If youthe team earlier in the day been hit by a major blow to their finances today.On Monday morning, Juve suffered a share price fall of 7.2% – it dropped to €1.27 per share at 9:35am.Since August 23, when Juve reached a price of €1.58, shares have lsea striker Olivier Giroud.Menes also believes Arsenal ace Alexandre Lacazette would’ve matched Giroud’s recent success with France if he’d been given the same opportunity.He posted to social media: “Giroud surprised me in these two games, I found honly gone down to this mornin, is expected to be assigned to the team’s minor-league camp.

NFL Week 3 best bets: Kyler Murray leads Cardinals to first win over Panthers, Vikings rebound vs. Raiders


If the beginning of the season is all about stacking wins before finding a groove as the calendar flips from autumn to winter (), well, I just might be screwed then. It’s been a difficult start to the season for yours truly. I have not been stacking wins. I am nowhere close to finding my groove. I’m terribly afraid that  — which doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as House Frey.

But at least I’m making progress. In Week 1, my five best bets went 0-5. In Week 2, I went 1-4.  

See? Progress. 

I’ll save you the excuses, but just know that I’m still mad at for throwing an end zone interception, at the officials for wiping away with a holding penalty, and at Mahomes for fumbling in the red zone, which prevented the Chiefs-Raiders game from hitting the over. Put it this way: If you would’ve told me the would score 10 points Manchester City, which would give them a Premier League title.The Reds beat City 3-1 at home on Sunday to solidify their top position in the Premier League.While the reigning champions are now nine points behind Liverpool, Robertson respects the kin on their first two possession and the would score 28 points in the second quarter alone, there’s no way in hell I would’ve thought the over could fail to hit. But after the Chiefs and Raiders combined for 38 points in the second half, no more points were had by either side.

Cue the sad music. Luckily, I only listen to sad music, so I’ve already got one cued up.

That said, I don’t think it’s time to … ahem …. Turn Out the Lights on my weekly five best bets. Since Week 1 of last year, I’ve posted a 50-44-1 record with my five weekly best best, which isn’t at all half bad when you factor in just how terrible the last two weeks have gone. The best way for me to put is,  that is in desperate need of a win in Week 3 to have a prayer at making the playoffs. Believe me when I say I’m praying to all the gods — the old and the new — for a win this week. 

Which brings me to my five best bets for Week 3.

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1.  -8.5 vs. Raiders

has a problem. He can’t beat good teams, with a loss to the in Week 2 serving as yet another example. He played so poorly that even he admitted it’s performances like that (not until the remainder of his fully guaranteed contract expires, of course). The good news is that the Raiders are not a good football team and the Vikings are hosting the Raiders on Sunday. And what is Cousins good at? He’s good at beating bad football teams.

On the road, I think the Raiders are just too outmatched in this one — so much so that I don’t even think Cousins needs to play great for the Vikings to win by 10 or so points. This Vikings defense, which brought back mostly everyone important after , should be able to handrri admitted some relief overcoming Fiorentina 3-0 on Sunday.Two Cristiano Ronaldo penalties and a late Matthijs de Ligt header sealed the win.“It was a difficult match, because Fiorentina were unbeaten in Serie A in 2020,” Sarri told Sky Sport Itale Derek Carr and a Raiders offense that, despite hot starts against both Denver and Kansas City, is averaging only 17 points per game. Carr typically crumbles under pressure and the Vikings have the defensive front to bother him.

Which teams can you back with confidence in Week 3? And which  contender goes down hard? .

2.  -4.5 vs.

My editor, R.J. White, regarding the Saints being only 4.5 point underdogs on the road in Seattle without  and with Teddy Bridgewater, writing: “There’s a wide range of outcomes to the Bridgewater era in New Orleans, and the market is clearly pricing to the more positive of those scenarios.”

I think the Seahawks should be favored by more than 4.5 points. In Bridgewater’s limited action with the Saints since he joined them last season, he hasn’t fared well, completing 58.5 percent of his passes, averaging 5.3 yards per attempt, throwing one touchdown and one pick, and posting a 71.5 passer rating. Once upon a time, Bridgewater was a young, blossoming quarterback. But since that tragic injury, we haven’t seen him look like that quarterback — albeit, in a very small sample size.

I’m not writing off Bridgewater. I just think this is too difficult of a game to trust him in. Even though the Seahawks haven’t looked great so far, winning both of their games by a combined three points, the advanced stats like them. They’re The Saints are 25th.

Seattle is a challenging environment for any team. It’s going to be especially challenging for a team starting a backup quarterback.

3.  at Chiefs Over 52.5

In quite easily the best game of the week, I’m expecting an explosion of points. 

To this point, the Chiefs are averaging 34 points per game while . To this point, the Ravens are averaging 41 points per game while ranking third in offensive DVOA. Patrick Mahomes and are both completing over 71% of their passes, averaging more than 10.5 yards per attempt, and have combined for 14 touchdown passes and zero interceptions. In short, both of these offenses are incredible.

My only concern is that the Ravens will revert back to their run-heavy offense frod up for a shock return to management with Ecuador.Klinsmann has been out of the game for a year since leaving his role with the US men’s national team.The Sun says there is growing speculation in South America that the 55-year-old is on the verge ofm a year ago and burn too much time off the clock with long drives instead of letting Jackson air it out the way he has through the first two weeks of the season. But as the Chiefs proved in Week 2, they can rack up points in a hurry. 

At -6.5, I don’t love the Chiefs in this game. The Ravens look like one of the best teams in football and it’s worth noting they nearly beat the Chiefs in Kansas City a year ago, , where the Chiefs would eventually win.

I expect a close, high-scoring game. 

4.  at Packers Under 43

It’s kinda flying under the radar because the Packers are 2-0 with two huge wins over division rivals, but the new-look offense under Matt LaFleur has not been good. The Packers are  and are averaging only 15.5 points per game (only five teams have scored fewer points) while ranks What the Packers have — so far at least — is a good defense, which has allowed 19 total points in two games while slotting in at . 

Meanwhile, this should come as no huge surprise, but the Broncos do not have a good offense. They’ve scored 30 points so far this season (which makes them one of the five teams that have scored fewer points than the Packers). This should come as no huge surprise as well, but the Broncos still have a good defense under new coach Vic Fangio. They’ve allowed only 40 points this season.

And that’s why I’m taking the under.  

5.  -2.5 vs.

The way I look at this game is that if doesn’t play, the Cardinals should be able to win by at least a field goal against  — mainly because they’ll be playing against Kyle Allen at home. If Newton does play, I still think the Cardinals will win by a field goal or more. As last week’s prime-time display against the demonstrated, . And if he is entirely healthy and if this is his new normal, then Newton might not ever be the same quarterback again. Now, he’s suddenly dealing with a sprained foot too. 

And the Cardinals … the Cardinals haven’t been half bad under new coach Kliff Kingsbury and new quarterback . After tying the in Week 1, the Cardinals hung in there against the Ravens, losing by only six points. Murray already looks like a star in the making. If Newton plays, I still think the Cardinals will have the better of the two quarterbacks (right now, at least).

So, I’m taking the Cardinals knowing that there’s a chance that Newton doesn’t even play and that even if Newton plays, the Cardinals have a decent chance of winning this game because Newton doesn’t look like himself yet. And if Newton doesn’t play, this one could be a blowout. 

I rest my case.

Hospitalized Albert Haynesworth in ‘dire’ need of transplant after suffering kidney failure


Former NFL player Albert Haynesworth is in dire need of a transplant after suffering a total kidney failure this week. 

According to a post on his Instagram, Haynesworth was hospitalized on July 7 after both his kidneys failed him.  

“Well this hard for me to say but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans,” Haynesworth wrote. “Some of you may know I’ve been battling kidney disease for a few years now the time has come family, friends and fans I’m in dire need of a kidney mine have finally failed me on July 7 2019.”

Haynesworth decided to go public with his healn.“I’m ready to go,” he told the club’s website. “I want to get my head down and make my mark here, which is something I need to do for my career.“The gaffer (Mark Warburton) knows exactly what I’m about. He sees me as a perfect fit for his teath problems with hopes that he might be able to find a kidney donor before it’s too late. 

“The bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney,” he wrote. “If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message.”

Haynesworth has apparently been dealing with some serious health issues since his retirement following the 2011 season. Not only is he dealing with kidney issues, but Haynesworth also suffered a brain aneurysm in 2014. 

“It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow,” Haynesworth wrote of his kidney failure. “First with the brain aneurysm 3 seasons out of the to now my kidneys failing me.”

The 38-year-old is currently being treated at the Williamson Medical Center, which is located just outside of Nashville. 

Haynesworth played his last NFL down back in 2011 after playing for four teams over 10 seasons. The defensive lineman entered the NFL in 2002 after the made him the 15th overall pick in the draft. After being selected to two Pro Bowls during his seven seasons with the Titans, Haynesworth moved on to Wment in the form of Phil Foden.Barton believes that Silva leaving will be a big hole in the City squad, given his importance to the club in the past decade.However, he does not think theChelsea teenager Martell Taylor-Crossdale will leave the club this summer.Goalsays the 19-year-old has narrowed down his choices to Hoffenheim or Bristol City.Taylor-Crossdale’s contract expires in June 2019, which will end his 11-year association with the west London outfit.The England U20 international failed to make an appearance for the Blues first-team.y have to splash out on a replacement for the attacking midfieldashington. Following two seasons with the , Haynesworth signed with the in 2011. After being cut by New England during the middle of the season, Haynesworth latched on with Tampa Bay, where he finished his career. 

NFL confirms new pass interference rule that will ‘remain in effect for the 2019 season only’


It all started when officials in the Rams-Saints NFC Championship Game didn’t flag for pass interference.

Los Angeles would go on to win the game and represent the conference in the . As you might imagine, this did not sit well with folks in New Orleans. Here’s how coach Sean Payton greeted reporters in the postgame press conference: “Just getting off the phone with the league office. .”

A day later, owner Gayle Benson : “I am thoterest in Juventus defender Merih Demiral.The Sun says Spurs are ready to join rivals Arsenal and Manchester United in the race for Demiral.The Turkish central defender could become Jose Mourinho’s first signings as Spurs boss, after club officials croughly disappointed by the events that led to the outcome of yesterday’s game.”

Some good did come from one of the most egregious missed calls in history: The league has changed the pass interference rule though that too has been overly complicated. On Thursday, however, the NFL Competition Committee “unanimously recommended the rule approved in March for instant replay of pass interference remain in effect for the 2019 season only.”

And here’s the transcript of the video above:

“The replay official will stop the game after the two-minute warning of each half and during OT. When there is ‘clear and obvious visual evidence’ that a pass interference foul may or may not have occurred, based on viewing the play live or any initial replays, a stoppage will occur under stricter criteria than for other reviewable plays to prevent excessive game stoppages.

“A decision on the field will only be reversed based on ‘clear and obvious visual evidence’ that the ruling was incorrect, the same standard for all reviews. This is wholly dependent on video angles shown by broadcast networks.

“By rule, pass interference requires an act that ‘significantly hinders’ an opponent’s opportunity to make a play on the ball. All passing plays will be subject to review for pass interference. The ‘Hail Mary’ play will be reviewed in replay consistent with the guidelines for officiating the play on the field.”

Worth reiterating: The rule is only for the 2019 season.

So what has been tweaked from March, when the rule was first voted on, until now?


 NFL owners respond to the controversy by allowing pass interference to be reviewed for the first time n Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored and saw red in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.Jordan Ayew’s deflected equaliser earned Palace a point at home against Arsenal.But it was goalscorer Aubameyang’s sending off by the video assistant referee (VARever. The new rule applies to both offensive and defensive pass interference, and a flag doesn’t have to be thrown on a play for a PI review to take place.

 The owners vote to make a slight change to the rule by allowing coaches to challenge interference plays in the final two minutPhilip Billing could yet earn a return to the Premier League.Bournemouth are weighing up a swoop for Huddersfield midfielder Billing, says the Mirror.The Danish star, 23, is up for grabs this summer after the Yorkshire outfit’s relegation from the top flight last term.Cherries boss Eddie Howe is a big admirer of Billing, who arrived at Huddersfield in 2013 as a youth player back in 2014.es. Previously, league officials handled all replays during the final two minutes of a game. 

The NFL decides not to let coaches challenge plays in the final two minutes, although they’ll still be able to challenge interference calls during other parts of the game. 

To recap: The new rule doesn’t extend beyond the 2019 season and after voting to let coaches challenge pass interference in the final two minutes, that power now resides with the NFL replay official. Moreover, the new rule stipulates that, “a stoppage will occur under stricter criteria than for other reviewable plays to prevent excessive game stoppages,” and that “A decision on the field will only be reversed based on ‘clear and obvious visual evidence’ that the ruling was incorrect.”