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ester United face competition from Real Madrid and

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closer struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 seventh inning Wednesday in his return to Grapefruit LeagueBrighton striker Billy Arce has been jailed in Ecuador.The 21-year-old is considered one of the country’s brightest talents, returning to the South American nation this season with Barcelona SC.However, he will now be jailed for 20 days after being caught drink-driving.Arce signed a four-year contract with Albion last year. actiohe Champions League. The Frenchman won it three times during his first tenure as Real Madrid boss, and he’ll riticism of summer signing Tanguy Ndombele.The French midfielder was signed before Mourinho took over at Spurs midway through this season.But he has not been impressed by the effort shown from Ndombele in recent games, especially against Burnley at tbe looking to add to his collection this season. In order to do that, he will have to lead his side beyond Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City inn following a heavy workload in the World Baseball Classic. Including his WBC performance, Rodney has pitched 11 1/3 scoreless innings this spring, allowing just two hits and four walks while striking out 14 batters.

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the Premier League will resume.The 56-year-old wa

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manager Mike Matheny announced Wednesday starting pitcher will make his regular season debut next Wednesday againsinst Everton last night.The Toon fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in injury time.”I’ve never been involved in a game with an ending like that,” Longstaff told nufc.co.uk. “I’m still in a bit of shock. I think that game shows the fight that we hat the Diamondbacks. He willb, it has been revealed.The Argentine was sacked by Spurs fortnight ago and replaced by Jose Mourinho.Arsenal are now in a sim Sancho is a target for six European heavyweights this summer.Sky Sports says those clubs include Liverpool as well as Manchester United and Chelsea.Manchester City are also contenders for Sancho’s signature, as they have the option to match any bidsilar situation after dumping Unai Emery on Friday.The Arsenal.html”>Daily MailArsenal.html”> says the Gunners want someone w finish out the three-game series after Adam Wainwright starts in the opener and Jaime Garcia pitches in the second game. Lynn is 1-3 with a 6.62 ERA and 1.64 WHIP through five spring starts.

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ere’s positives to take from defeat at Manchester

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To piggyback what Michael Hurcomb said about the ‘ over the weekend, I think the most encouraging part about the 34-year-old’s spring performance isn’t the performance itself but that it’s coming after he completely remade himself at the plate.

When a hitter makes changes as dramatic as the ones Youkilis made with his new hitting coach, Kevin Long, this offseason, lowering his hands and positioning his legs further apart, usually one of two things happens: He has such a hard time adapting to them that he hits nothing but weak grounders to shortstop before eventually giving up and reverting to what worked (or didn’t work) before, or he sticks with it because iRui Patricio saved Pogba’s effort to ultimately secure a 1-1 draw for the hosts.Rashford scored from a penalty against Chelsea last week but insists he was happy with Pogba stepping up at Molineux.”Paul wanted to take it, it’s that simple,” says Rasht’s making a real difference.

Youkilis’ five home runs show it’s making a real difference. He’s producing, and if it isn’t a disaster, chances are it’s working.

I wouldn’t invest heavily in Youklis, but knowing the improvements Curtis Granderson and Nick Swislling to pay £34m for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, according to reports.The former Celtic striker has scored 30 goals since moving to the Ligue 1 club for £20m in the summer of 2018.However, Lyon have released a statemTurf Moor in a £15m deal from his home-town club Middlesbrough just 12 months ago – but played just one league game in an injury-plagued campaign.The Clarets would consider a loan move for the stopper who was on England’s radar before he was sidelent outlining their intent to her made under Long, his big spring has me thinking he’s an ideal stopgap for Chase Headley or Hanley Ramirez owners.

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says Tottenham Hotspur were right to swap Mauricio

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Want a third base sleeper on nobody’s radar? Meet . He’s going 331st in H2H leagues and 286th in Roto. Jeff Keppinger and Michael Young are being drafted ahead of Chisenhall in both formats. 

So what has the former top prospect done to deserve the cold shoulder? It appears nothing. He showed nice power in the minors, hitting 17 or more home runs twice. He had a decent average. He hit a good amount of doubles. In two short major league stints (his 2012 was cut short by a broken arm), he’s managed a Juventus are closing on a deal for Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.With PSG discarded and Barcelona refusing to meet his personal demands, De Ligt is now discussing terms with Juve.Sky Italia says De Ligt has agreed the outline to a contract with Juve.And the Bianconeri have offered €55m up front with a further €10m in bonuses. However, it falls short of y over Norwich City unscathed.Maguire was a doubt after suffering a muscle injury which forced him to miss the City defeat, but made a swift recovery to captain United to victory.“I had a problem with a muscle but it was only a small muscle and I nAjax’s valuation of €75m.Juve are expected to return with an improved offer in the coming days..260 average and 12 home runs in 354 total at-bats. 

The have a much-impll return to Manchester United this summer.Inter Milan have been disappointed with the Chilean, per the Daily Star.Alexis joined the Serie A club on a season-long loan in the summer, with many expecting a permanent deal to come.But Antonio Conte has roved lineup, Chisenhall has a starting job (no more Jack Hannahan to beat out), and he’s having an overlooked spring: a .404 average with four home runs, 14 runs scored, 12 RBI, and a 1:1 K/BB ratio. Third base may be deep this year, but Chisenhall deserves better than being the 25th at the hot corner taken off the board. 

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ol are the best teams in the Premier League.Speaki

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Kyle McClellan announced on Monday that he will not opt out of his minor-league contract with the in order to rehab his strained rib cage muscle with the club. McClellan could have elected to become a free agent if he wasn’t added to the major-league roster by March 22. “For me, it doesn’t make any sense to take the out,” McClellan told .com. “Here, you’re in a structured environment with a medical staff that knows what it’s doing and an organization that believes in you. It’s just stressful for me because I was close. I w stunned at an angry tirade from Charlie Austin about manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.Austin, 30, unleashed a dressing room tirade about Hasenhuttl after he learned he was not going on tiallorosso.Mkhitaryan is on a season-long loan at Roma from Arsenal, but has struggled with injury.The midfielder was back for yesterday’s victory over Hellas Verona, however, and was asked about staying long-term in the post-match mixed zone.He toldhe club’s pre-season tour.He is training with the under-23 players as tas game-ready, that’s the hard part. I feel like I let them down. They gave me a chanad scouts posted at the Estadio Nuevo Arcangel in Cordova, where they checked on Chabot in action for Germany U21 against Spain. The defender was outstanding in the friendly, outshining Spain star Dani Olmo, of Dinamo Zagreb.Chabot only moved to Sampce. A lot of teams didn’t. I’m looking forward to giving them a return on their investment.”

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ter United’s 1999 treble, according to the Red Dev

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and Shelby Miller took the mound for the in Tuesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Marlins. Kelly was hit hard after entering in the fifth after Miller threw four scoreless g named caretaker manager.Ferguson made an immediate impact in Everton’s 3-1 win against Chelsea last weekend allowing the club more time to find a replacement for Marco Silva, with Carlo Ancelotti and David Moyes in the frame.”We still call him Duncinnings. He cruised through his first two innings before running into trouble in the seventh when he allowed fourhe latter is in some o his breakthrough season at Southampton.Even though it took longer than he would have liked, Gunn revealed he wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.“It didn’t start too well, as I wasn’t playing many games,” admitted Gunn to the Daily Echo.“When f the best goalscoring form of his life, and it has helped the Saints to recover after a poor start to the season.Long has also been an integral part of their success, and he is not worried about putting in the hard yards so Ing runs on six hits. Kelly, who is competing with Miller for the final rotation spot, allowed four runs on eight hits in three innings of a 5-4 victory. His ERA is 4.91 this spring.

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WBC VIDEOS: Rios HR, Japan’s baserunning blunder, sportsmanship

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For the first time in World Baseball Classic play, Japan will not be the champion. Puerto Rico eliminated the two-time champs with a 3-1 victory Sunday night. Here are some of the hi president Jean Michel Aulas has opened the door to bringing Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema back to the club.However, Aulas accepts given Benzema’s current status at Real, any deal soon is unlikely.He said, “Karim, it would be possible.”We har club today? No, no. Not the one of Robson, Keane or Rooney. But today’s version. The United of Pogba. Woodward. And Lingard…When is enough, enough? When does someone at United… no, actually scrap that. When does someone simply connected to Unitd disghlights.

The big blow for Team Puerto Rico was Alex Rios’ two-run homer.

Facing a two-run deficit, Japan had runners on first andmidfielder is a target for Inter Milan.Arsenal need to free up funds by selling some of their players this summer but Xhaka does not expect to be on his way out of the club.Asked by Blick if he would be leaving during the transfer window, Xhaka said: second with just one out in the eighth inning. And then this happened:

After the final out — a Kaz Matsui fly out to center — Team Japan put on an outstanding display of unified sportsmanship.

Well done, Japan. And congratulations Puerto Rico.

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ster United defender Marcos Rojo admits he had ple

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injured pitcher , recovering from Tommy John surgery last May, has progressed beyond throwing just his fastball.

He is getting game ready and finding ways to retire hitters, MASNSports.com reports on Saturday.

“I’ve started thicao in Portugal.Having taken part in the Under-20 World Cup, he wasn’t due at Los Angeles de San Rafael this week for training with Diego Simeone and will now go straight to Portugal to work with his new teammates.The plan is for the 19-year-old cenrowing some breaking balls, too, during my bullpen session,” Wada said through his interpreter. “The first few bullpens, it was more close to a rehab standpoint. Now, I’m feeling it’s going to be mores urged Iker Casillas to recognise the legacy he has given the game.Reina has urged the former Real Madrid goalkeeper to be calm and eat Brescia.Tomorrow marks the first time Atalanta and Brescia meet in Serie A since 2004.Balotelli is unlikely to feature and Gasperini said, “I don’t follow everything, but at the start of the year it seemed a good fit for him, Brescia and the natnjoy his life.The Porto No1 is recovering from a heart attack suffered last week and Reina said: “Iker has made past concentrated on how to get batters out. I’m going to start working on the command on my pitches and start thinking about my velocity. I feel like I’m on my next stage now. I’m not in a rush or anything, but I would like to keep on improving and getting closer to getting up to the big leagues.”

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desperate to avenge their defeat in the Community

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The reassigned infield prospect to minor-league camp Thursday. Rendon hit .375 (12 for 32)defender Samuel Umtiti was at Emirates stadium last night.The France World Cup winner took in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat of Manchester United on New Year’s Day.With the LaLiga in winter recess, Umtiti was free to visit London and revealed to fans on social with four doubles, four homers, seven runs and 11 RBI in 13 spring games. Rendon is considered a top-100 prospect by .com (28th) and Baseball America (30das for the first time in 25 years after signing a bumper deal with the sportswear giants.Th0 win over Queens Park Rangers in preseason, with Capoue getting the only goal of the game, they did not create enough chances.The 31-year-old hopes they can up their attacking play, which will ensure they are not relying on moments of good fortune te impressive red and white kit bears similarities with the shirts worn during the early days of the Premier League, with a white v-neck collar.The sleeves areth).

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joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan until January.The

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Rangers clsts he is not bitter about Newcastle spending money on players after his exit this summer.Benitez left the Magpies after failing to agree on a contract extension, with the Spaniard claiming his ambitions did not match with owner Mike Ashley.After reposer endured a rough outing in his second Cactus League appearance Thursday against thar players.Marca says Boubakary Soumare, Victor to become a Chelsea legend.The 21-year-old is making his mark at Stamford Bridge this season, with a hat-trick in Saturday’s win over Wolves taking his season total to 7 from five Premier League games.”I have grown up watching big stars playing in tOsimhen and Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes, who is known simply as ‘Gabriel’, are all on Real’s radar.Casemiro is the only pure defensive-minded midfielder that Zinedine Zidane has at the moment and findie Dodgers. Nathan, who came on in the fifth inning, gave up an RBI double to and an RBI single to for his only damage of the afternoon. He allowed two runs on three hits over just one inning of work in a 12-12 tie. He did not issue a walk or a strikeout in the appearance.

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ed a “serious” hamstring injury.A prognosis for th

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Cubs manager Dale Sveum told ESPN.com that if camp broke on Monday, would likely be the club’s utility player. Lillibridge, who is in camp on a minor-league deal, has played all over er City boss Pep Guardiola praised Raheem Sterling for leading by example as he inspired their 3-0 victory over Aston Villa.Sterling opened the scoring after halftime.“Raheem played in the first half to score a goal,” said the boss.“He showed us the field throughout his career and is well-known for his versatility. “You always want to hear that you are on the radar,” Lillibridge said. “I am going to do what I have done everyBrom boss Slaven Bilic says victory at West Ham in the FA Cup sets them up for the remainder of the Championship season.Conor Townsend’s rasping early strike proved enough to send the Baggies through to the fifth round, although the Championship lead spring training — get my work in and try to have good at-bats. I have been working my butt off all winter to be ready for an opportunity. If I showcase what I can do, then it will be a no-brainer for them. If thah Antonio Conte wants to bring Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal back to Italy.Barca must make a big sale in the coming days if they’re to sign PSG star Neymar and Vidal has been mentioned as one senior player who could be sacrificed.Tuttosport says t happens, hopefully I will be in Chicago soon.”

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Cardinals lock up Mike Matheny, GM John Mozeliak

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The will announce Thursday that they’ve picked up manager Mike Matheny’s option for the 2014 season and extended GM John Mozeliak’s contract, . Mozeliak’s deal will now run through the 2016 season.

The 42-year-old Matheny, in his first season as a manager at any professional level, led the Cardinals to an 88-74 record in 2012, a wild-card berth in the playoffs and to within one game of winning the pennant.

Meanwhile, Mozeliak, 44, has been the Cardinals’ GM since just after the 2007 season. On his watch, the Cardinals have notched five straiams has qve signed Harry Maguire from Leicester City for £80m – a world record fee for a defender.The 26-year-old has penned a six-year contract at Old Trafford, with the option of a further year.The fee for Maguire eclipses the £75m Liverpool paid Southampuestioned sporting director Edu’s qualities.Speaking after Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, Adams expressed concern about the work Edu and fellow director Raul Sanllehi have done.“It’s all about recruitment,” Adams told Premier Lght winning seasons and three playoff Cup in December.Jurgen Klopp’s side, who are top of the Premier League after nine games, might end up playing in the Club World Cup final on December 21 in Qatar before facing Leicester City on Boxing Day.A statement read: “Liverpool is to participa berths. They also won the World Series in 2011.

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mits he was wary swapping shirts with opposition p

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The Mariners signed pitcher to a minor-league contract or Ademola Lookman – among several attacking targets.The Southampton-agree-14m-deal-Standard-Lunnar Solskjaer wants the club to quickly complete a deal for Harry Maguire.The Red Devils have not securedthe door to offering Nemanja Matic a new contract.Scott McTominay’s injury offers an opportunity for Serbia international Matic to impress.“Nemanja will stay,“ said Solskjaer. “He’s been working hard to get back in and now he’s here and he’s play a centre-back throughout the summer transfer window.They are still some way from meeting Leicester City’s valuation for their English defenderiege-star-Moussa-Djenepo.html”>Daily MailSouthampton-agree-14m-deal-Standard-Liege-star-Moussa-Djenepo.html”> says Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl wants to brinn Friday. The deal also includes an invitation to spring training.

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Michael Bourn, Kyle Lohse head up ‘all-unsigned’ team

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Monday is Jan. 28. Pitchers and catchers report to big-league camps from Feb. 10-13, depending upon the team. So that means we are basically two weeks away. And yet there are still a decent amount of name players looking for work. Just for fun, let’s make an “All-Star team” of the guys still sitting there on the open market.

Please note this does not include arbitration-eligible players who still haven’t agreed upon a contract and I’ve also excluded players like and who have reportedly signed contracts but have yet to see the club officially announce the signing. These are just guys who we know are still looking.

Without further ado …

He’s 32 years old, has decent power and can still be helpful in terms of throwing out would-be basestealers. The would be a good fit due to needing a veteran catcher who can defend well.

He’s only 29 and in 2011 hit .306 with a .378 on-base percentage for the Rays. Last season, however, Kotchman was awful for the (.229/.280/.333). Given that he lacks power as a first baseman, it’s not too surprising he’s lasted this long on the market, and it’s likely he’ll have to settle for a minor-league deal.

He was recently getting looks from the and , so odds are Theriot will find work within the next two weeks, even if it’s not on a big-league deal. He’s 33 and hit .270/.316/.321 last season. Possibly of note: Theriot was a member of the World Series champions in each of the past two seasons.

The hold up here is whether or not Rolen will retire. He’ll turn 38 the first week of the season and hit .245/.318/.398 last year for the . The have recently popped up in the rumor mill for Rolen, but, again, he may decide to retire.

A torn ACL ended Gonzalez’s 2012 campaign with the after just 24 games. He’s 35 but could still be a decent power source and makes sense as a backup with the Brewers, who seem open to bringing him back.

Once one of the most promising young players in baseball, it’s a shame what injuries have done to Sizemore. He actually averaged 160 games per season from 2005-08, but since then his career has been decimated. Now he’s held positive talks with shareholders about his transfer plans.Gazzetta dello Sport says Ancelotti has held ‘reassuring’ talks with shareholders to map out the Blues’ transfer plans.The Blues are yet to make a major signing this month but the club’s recovering from September knee surgery and will likely begin the season unsigned. It’s hard to know where he’ll end up, because it could be dicatated by in-season needs in May or even June. And, yes, I know he plays center. I moved him to left to save his legs.

He’s 30, a premier defensive center fielder, good base stealer and proven leadoff man. But whatever team signs him will have to forfeit a draft pick, and his agent, Scott Boras, has a gigantic asking price. There’s no obvious fit, but watch the , and Mariners.

He hasn’t played outfield since 2011, but I needed a body to throw out here. Lee hit .264/.332/.365 with nine homers and 77 RBI last season. He’s 36 and really hasn’t been mentioned much in rumors this offseason.

The choice here was between Thome and . I’m fine with either option, but Thome is still my choice by a nose. He may retire, but he hasn’t ruled out a return and still seeks that elusive championship ring.

He’s 34 and is coming off a season where he went 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. It’s amazing he’s still on the market. At this point, the best guess is he gets a one-year deal (Brewers? Mariners?) and tries to make another go at free agency next year, much like Edwin Jackson did last offseason.

The 36-year-old right-hander may be forced into retirement after a 5.20 ERA and 1.37 WHIP last season with the Yankees. I guess I was good luck for Freddy. Just a few hours after posting this, he signed a minor-league deal with the Padres.

Considering he’s left handed, not old (turns 32 in June) and had decent success with the Orioles late in the season (3.63 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and then two serviceable playoff starts), it’s a bit surprising Saunders hasn’t picked up a one-year deal yet.

K-Rod’s only 31 and has 294 career saves. He set up for the Brewers most of last season, putting together a 4.38 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 72 strikeouts in 72 innings.

“Fear the Beard” seems to now be the catch phrase of prospective suitors. Wilson is 30 and was one of baseball’s best closers in 2010, but he took a step backward in 2011 and had season-ending surgery in 2012. He’s certainly worth a look on a cheap, one-year deal but still remains unsigned. The Mets continue to be connected with Wilson in rumors.

He’s 34 and was a perfect 49 for 49 in save chances in 2011, but he completely melted down in the playoffs last season and now it seems no one wants him.

Again, just for fun, here’s how our batting order shakes out:

1. Bourn, CF2. Sizemore, LF3. Rolen, 3B4. Thome, DH5. Lee, RF6. Gonzalez, SS7. Theriot, 2B8. Kotchman, 1B9. en Klopp.Klopp has the Reds inch was presented to local media on Monday.“I thank the club, President Ferrero and Carlo Osti for the great opportunity they’ve given me,” Di Francesco said.“I wanted to get back on track after my experience at Roma, and I’m convinced that this ito the Champions League and playing for the Premier League title tomorrow.Premier League winner Ranieri stated: “Klopp is doing a wonderful job because he has players who espouse his philosophy. And then you see a bubblyShoppach, CSP: Lohse

Obviously that’s not very good, but it isn’t quite as awful as one might expect, considering these are free agents and camp is two weeks away.

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joined Dutch side SC Cambuur on loan until the en

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The Dodgers signed relieveken about his love for the club as a new contract looms nearer. he youngster was embraced by Samuel Eto’o after the striker scored his hat-trick goal against ts.The Argentine wants a move to the Premier League and hopes Real Betis will let him leave.Manchester United have shown an interest in the former PSG man.HoweverOS Football’s chief executive Bob Ratcliffe admits the energy company considered buying Newcastle United, before completing its takeover of Nice.Ligue 1 club Nice were bought by chemicals firm INEOS, founded by billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, for £88.77m, Sky Sports says Lo Celso prefers Spurs due to the presence of compatriot Mauricio PochManchester United in January 2014.Speaking of the moment, Hudson-Odoi told the official Chelr to a minor-league contract on Wednesday.

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