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Spring training injury update: Jonny Venters to see Dr. James Andrews

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The were dealt a big blow on Thursday, as it was announced that left-hander has a “probable” . Surgery is a possibility and could very well be career-ending. Suddenly, some minor bumps and bruises don’t seem so bad. Here’s the rest of Thursday’s injury news:

: RHP Fernando Rodriguez underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday. He will miss the entire 2013 season. (): LHP (elbow sprain) will visit Dr.enjamin Mendy during their 8-0 thrashing of Watford.Guardiola says the decision to take Benjamin Mendy off at half-time was not due to a recurrence of his injury.The French left-back made his first start this season after recovering from a long-term James Andrews next Wednesday. He had Tommy John surgery performed by Andrews back in 2006. (): Manager Bruce Bochy said 3B (elbow) was set for another full day of activity on Thursday. He’s hopeful Sandoval can play on Friday. (): 1B (knee surgery) will start runninnnar Solskjaer has compared Club Brugge star Krepin Diatta to Sadio Mane.The Senegalese winger is back from injury for their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday, with the scores at 1-1.And Solskjaer has warned Luke Shaw might face a tough task handg on the field next week. He’s hopeful of returning to the big leagues by mid-May. (): RHP has sore ribs but no broken bones after being hit by a line drive on Wednesday … OF is day-to-day with an Achilles problem … OF has no timetable for his return. He’s out with a glut strain. (): IF (plantar fasciitis) will be out for at least six weeks. He’ll spend the next three weeks in a boot. (): opened up on Leicester City’s post-match huddle after the win over Bournemouth last Saturday.The Foxes gathered in the middle of King Power Stadium, along with manager Brendan Rodgers, after moving up to third on the Premier League table.”The mood’s OF (ankle surgery) will remain in Florida after the team heads north for the start of the season. The Phils have not put a timetable on his return and he could be out until May. (): SS is likely to start the season on the seven-day concussion DL. (): 1B was scratched from Thursday’s game with mild back tightness. (): SS has a right shoulder contusion. He was hit by a pitch on Wednesday and X-rays were negative. ()

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t expect a major exodus from Manchester City shoul

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outfielder left Saturday’s Grapefruit League game against the Tigers after five innings due to a stomach bug, the Nio Ferdinand says Manchester United are getting a true leader of men in Harry Maguire. The 26-year-old centre-back became the world’s most expensive defender aJordon Ibe admits he hasn’t lived up to the potential he showed as a youngster at Liverpool.Ibe became Bournemouth’s record signing in 2016 after breaking through the ranks at Anfield. And the 23-year-old knows he begin to show his talent on a regular basis.He said: “I’ve been given chances but not taken them. I’ve not achieved anything [at Bournemouth].fter United paid Leicester 80m for his signature this week.That title was held by Ferdinandew York Daily News reports. Manager Joe Girardi said the issue is not considered serious. Gardner went 1 for 3 in ank Lampard admits their top four push could be decided this coming week.Lampard will impress on his team that this week — with both Manchester United and Tottenham coming to Stamford Bridge — is when they will really show whether they have the fthe game with a run scored and is batting .294 this spring.

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Salzburg striker Takumi Minamino.The Mirror says M

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manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that shortstop could serve as the designated hitter for the team’s season opener against Boston, ESPN.com reports. Jeter has been recovering from ankle surgery he had last October and is hitting .297 during five games this spring.

“My job is to get ready to play. I for loanee Eddie Nketiah.The Arsenal man has not started a game in the Championship this season.The Gunners do have the option of recalling Nketiah if he does not appear in enough minutes before the start of the January transfer window.The Mirrorsayalways like to be at sho around the world watched the Premier League title race between Manchester City and Liverpool, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukThe exciting title race helped to deliver a 12%United Soccer League (USL) club Sacramento Republic FC have brought in Elevate Sports Ventures to support ticket sales and other commercial opportunities, reports /.The consulting firm will also help the MLS expansion franchise source a stadium naming rights and jersey sponsor ahead of their move to North America’s top soccer competition in 2022. growth for Sky Sports’ audiences in the UK this season. Sky’s coverage drew 16 rt, regardless,” he said. “Even if I wasn’t coming off an injury, I’d like to be out there playing short. That’s been the goal all along but I do what I’m told.”

Jeter’s ankle is still a lingering concern for the Yankees as he was scratched from the lineup Tuesday with stiffness. Girardi said he was not sure if the issue was a long-term problem. “From everything I’ve been told from the doctors this is normal,” Jeter said. “It’s just stiff … not in the part that I broke, just around it.”

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ing short William Saliba’s loan in January.Having

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Rays outfielder was pulled from Saturdaoached the minders of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud this week.Off contract in June, Giroud is weighing up quitting Chelsea in January in frustration over his lack of playing opportunities so far this season.Lyon, Marseeft in his legs.The 34-year-old Brazilian has been one of Pep Guardiola’s most important players in the last two seasons as City have won seven of the last eight domestic trophies available. Fernandinho refused to put a date on when he is ready to reille and Antonio Conte’s Inter y’s Grapefruit League contest against Philadelphia with a minor ankle issue, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Jennings apparently suffered the injury while rounding first base and is expected to return to the lineup early next week, manager Joe Maddon said. He finished 1 for 2 while serving as the team’s leadoff hitter before the early departure. “Desmond’s fine,” Maddon said. “He could have continued to play. I saw hioria coach Marco Giampaolo has left the door open to a move away this summer.Samp will finish mid-table this season.“I’ve not made a decision yet and I haven’t received any offers from other clubs,” the 51-year-old told Corriere dello Sport.“I lom at second, he kind of hit the bag a little bit funny, so I did not want to take any chances.”

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Everton director of football Marcel Brands is look

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Baltimore utility option is trying to win a spot on the Orioles’ opening day roste it everything to get into the first team at the club.The backup shot stopper has struggled for game time, due to the excellent form of Alisson Becker.But rather than take an out through a loan move in January, Adrian is determined to stay and fight r, though he’s not currently on the 40-man. Jackson had a big game on Sunday in Grapefruit League competition against the Phillies. He ho Chelsea finally believe they will get a chance to show what they can do.The Blues have been famous for the young players their academy has produced.But most of those players have not gotten the chance to show what they can do, which may be set to chmered twice in the game and drove in four runs. Jackson went deep following in the first inning for a solo shot and added a three-run blast in the fifth. He finished 2 for 3 and ub Chelsea.In an interview with the Independent, Musonda, now 22, still thinks he can make the cut at the Bridge.He said “I know people will doubt me because, after a year-and-a-half, they don’t know if I’m still the same player.“But deep down, Iis batting .313 on the spring.

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ague final against Chelsea in Azerbaijan.UEFA have

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Orioles starting pitcher lasted only one inning during his second spring outing Thrre-Emerick Aubameyang.It emerged earlier this week that preparations are already underway for the Gabon international to move to BarcelonaSome of his relatives have relocated and been living in a coastal town near Barcelona for several months, so fuursday against the Twins. The day got off to a poor start for Jurrjens, who allowed a leadoff double. He then walked the bases loaded before cleared the bases with a one-out double. Jurrjens would walk one more batter before retiring the side. Jurrjens was charged with three runs on two hits and three walks. His spring ERA ballooned from 4.50 to 12.00. “My timing today was way off,” Jurrjens said, pe provide good preparation for the Europa League final.The Blues have two weeks until they face Arsenal in the final in Baku.“We have the senior players and we are approaching our most important game of the season, the final in Baku,” he said.“Andr .com. “Yes, [it’s] a mechanics issue. I think having been in bad habits for a couple of years. I just got to figure out how to get the good habits back, the gwo transfers the club should make if they can overturn their transfer ban.The Blues face a tough summer, where they want to improve in key positions and compensate for the possible loss of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.If they can manage to have their tood timing. Get that feel back.”

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Report: Red Sox interested in trading for Dan Haren

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The are interested in pitcher , to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

The Angels don’t want to pick up Haren’s $15.5 million option, and are looking to deal him before he becomes a free agent. They have until Saturday to make a move. If the Angels don’t trade him or pick up his option by Saturday, Haren will be able to negotiate with any team. The Angels would also haveason-long loan.The 24-year-old joined Gillingham on loan in July, but his family failed to settle and he has returned to Brunton Park, where he scored four goals in 16 appearances last season.”He was one of my main targets,” boss Steven Pressley told to pay him a $3.5 million buyout.

Haren was hindered by n Ferguson is available to take charge should Marco Silva be sacked.The Everton-Duncan-Ferguson-charge-Merseyside-derby.html”>Daily MailEverton-Duncan-Ferguson-charge-Merseyside-derby.html”> says the Blues have contingency plans to put club legend Fea back injury last season, and only threw 176 2/3 innings, his lowest total since 2004. He had a 4.33 ERA and 4.24 FIP. Cafardo mentioned that the Red Sox are one of several teams looking to trade for the 32-year-old pitcher.

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Nationals clinch first division title in Washington’s baseball history

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For the first time in baseball history, a division title rests in our nation’s capital.

With the ‘ loss to the on Monday, the Nationals have clinched the National League East. Sure, it’s only the 11th season plaaku.The Sun says the Turin club are willing to play £10million in cash and also include strikers Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic in the deal. Inter Milan were believed to be leading the race for wantaway star Lukaku but have been unable to agree a yed under divisional play by a team in that has called , D.C., home, but it’s still something. In addition to D.C.’s first division winner, it’s the first time the franchise that began as the Montreal Expos has won a division.

The Expos have two big asterisks on that account, advancing to the playoffs in the strike-shortened 1981 season. Montrean the Champions League. City have won the Premier League for the past two seasons, while main rivals Liverpool have reached successive Champions League finals, winning the last one earlier this year.Asked how much they would like to win the Championsl finished first in the second half of the season, but second overall. The Expos defeated the first-half NL East champion in the division series, before losing to the in the NLCS.

Montreal may have had the best team in baseball in 1994, leading the NL East by six games when the strike canceled the rest of the season and the postseason.

As for baseball in Washington, the Nationals moved from Montreal for the 2005 season, but the franchise that is now the played three seasons as the Washington Senators until 1971. The team had three seasons in Washington during thhe bench to bag his first international goal in the Copa America opener with a 3-0 win over Bolivia.The 23-year-old goalscorer has been heavily linked with Manchester City in the past but has now hinted he wants a move to the Red side of the city. “Ie divisional era. That incarnation of the Senators never finished higher than fourth in the three years of divisional play, or sixth of 10 in its eight seasons prior to divisional play. The previous Senators franchise, which is now the , won the American League pennant in 1924, 1925 and 1933.

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Giants pull even with Reds, set stage for Game 5: Quick hits

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The Giants packed the punch Wednesday afternoon in , taking down the Reds 8-3 and evening the best-of-five series at two games apiece.

set the tone for the Giants’ offense with a home run to lead off the game. Then, in the fifth inning with the Reds having crept to within one (3-2), Pagan delivered an RBI double and scored on a sacrifice fly. So with a 5-2 lead, Pagan had accounted for two runs and two RBI. Picking Pagan over was a tough call, but we’ll give the nod to the Giants’ offense here. woManchester City risk missing out on signing Juventus fullback Joao Cancelo.Tuttosport says City won’t push through a deal for Cancelo until they sell Danilo.City have put the Brazil fullback up for sale, but are still waiting for firm offers.In Cancelo’s case, along with City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also inth City.Dele Alli struck just before half-time, turning in Serge Aurier’s cross.But Norwich hit back when Ryan Sessegnon brought down Max Aarons inside the box and Teemu Pukki fired the spot-kick beyond Hugo Lloris, who made his return after three monerested in the defender.Juve want €55-60m to sell Cancelo this summer.uld be a worthy choice as well (see below for more on him).

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It’s easy to blame Mike Leake, but he’s the Reds’ No. 5 starter and wouldn’t even have been thrown in the fire if not for a freak injury. How about ? The Reds’ superstar left two on base in the second and struck out with two on and one out in the fourth. He later struck out to lead off the seventh. Yes, Votto did single twice, meaning he went 2-for-5 in the game, but he didn’t get the job done with runners on base and then struck out with a chance to start a rally. The hit in the ninth came with two outs and the game basically over. The fact of the matter is this one had all the makings of a slugfest and the Reds didn’t keep up, in large part because of their best player.

Speaking of the expected slugfest, I’m going with the turning point being Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s quick hook of . From there, Bochy was masterful in using his bullpen. He got three outs total out of and before turning the ball over to Lincecum, who took control of the game from the middle innings into the late innings (he went 4 1/3 innings in relief, allowing only two hits and a run while striking out six).

Pablo Sandoval sent an absolute bomb into the right-field sky. By the time it eventually landed in the Giants bullpen, had an 8-3 lead in the top of Potter.Gross has hinted at some disappointment over the sacking of Chris Hughton.Gross said: “It’s a decision the club took and it was a little bit of a surprise, but that’s what the chairman decided and I’m a player, so I have to do my job.”I know tthe seventh inning. The game was already headed the Giants way, but such a booming home run amounted to the proverbial nail in the coffin.

It’s the way we all like it, no? Well, maybe not Reds or Giants fans, as the blood pressure will certainly be through the roof, but all baseball fans get to tune in to a do-or-die Game 5. Unfortunately, it’s at 1:07 p.m. ET — which is 10:07 a.m. in San Francisco. Practice your “call in sick” voice tonight with a friend over the phone. It’s a solid pitching matchup, too, in (16-5, 2.79 in regular season) against (14-4, 3.48 in regular season).

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Yu Darvish on schedule to start Sunday for Rangers

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starter Thursday and is on schedule to make his next start Sunday after being scratched with a stiff neck prior to his last sch Cakir.Sabah reports Liverpool have offered €15m to Trabzonspor for Cakir.They say that Liverpool were looking to sign Cakir in January, but his club rejected the offer.It’s claimed Trabzonspor’s hierarchy decided to turn down the bid as they want eduled start Tuesday, the club announced via Twitter.

Although Darvish’s numbers haven’t been those of the ace the Rangers hoped for — a 3.90 ERA despite a 3.30 FIP — he has pitched like an androppable form.Greenwood has scored seven goals for United in all competitions this season – a record bettered only by Marcus Rashford.”He’s making it hard for me to leave him out,” the United boss said. “I remember when I came to the club and I kepce over his last seven starts: 50.2 innings, 60 strikeouts, 14 walks and a .445 opponent OPS, all leading to a 2.13 ERA.

Darvish will throw a bullpen session on Friday to ultimately determine his availability for Sunday. The one blemish on the Rangers’ roster all season has been the lack of the traditional shutdown ace pitcher. Losing Darvish just as he started to look like one would be a terrible blow, but Thursday’s session gives optimism that he will be able to keep on helping the Rangers down the stretch and into the postseason.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the l McCarthy to maintain the form shown in defeat to Newcastle United.The goalkeeper was Saints’ best player, making a stunning triple save before denying Matt Ritchie from the penalty spot.And Hasenhuttl wants to see this level of performance week in, atest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow

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The Lineup: Lannan does Strasburg impression; NL wild card race getting crowded

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Another big night, as the and continued to impress, the moved to within a game of the and the National League wild-card race is starting to get absurdly exciting. There was much ado about the shutdown this past weekend. Inserted into his rotation spot has been John Lannan and Wednesday was Strasburg’s former turn. Lannan went out and threw 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball, allowing five hits and one walk. And the Nationals won their 89th game of the season. They got good pitching from and the bullpen along with some timely hitting and brought home the 3-2 victory. The win gave the Padres a three-game sweep of the and moved San Diego to within 6.5 games of the second wild-card spot. They host the for three games this weekend, too. Do you believe? The rookie went eight shutout innings against the , only allowing six hits while also striking out six. If we can remove that sweep to these very Angels last week, the A’s have won 15 in a row. Alas, we can’t do that, but 15 of 18 ain’t too shabby. Griffin, by the way, is now 6-0 with a 1.80 ERA. He cruised into the fifth after four shutout innings and the had a 2-0 lead. He would only get one more out while coughing up eight runs, six of which were earned. They were surging coming into the series, butstriker Harry Kane is named in England’s initial 27-man squad for the inaugural Nations League finals despite his fitness being “an unknown”.Kane has not played since injuring his left ankle in the first leg of Spurs’ Champions League quarter-final v have now lost three straight to the A’s are find themselves 3.5 games out. Of course that’s doable, but they have thus far missed a huge opportunity this week to make up some serious ground. Both the Braves and Nationals have won more games in Citi Field than the Mets since the All-Star break. I’m not kidding. The Mets have won four games at home. The Nationals have won six games in Citi Field and the Braves have taken five. The Cardinals and are reeling, but both still in pretty good position to take a playoff spot. The Cardinals hold the second wild-card spot, while the Dodgers only trail by a game. They’ve just both been playing so poorly — along with the — that they’ve allowed four new teams into legitimate contention (, , and Padres). Well, now the Dodgers and Cardinals get to face each other for four games, so someone has to win. If recent play is any indicator, they’ll split. It’ll be (14-7, 4.04) against (1-2, 3.86 with Dodgers) Thursday. The Orioles just keep getting it done, Wednesday night behind the impressive ninth inning of rookie . The O’s will look to sweep the Thursday. It’s (8-10, 3.33) of the Rays against — probably, not official yet — (12-9, 4.06) of the Orioles. The Tigers are again within one game of the White Sox in the AL Central. It — much like the NL wild card — feels like no one really wants to run with this thing. The two clubs square off again Thursday, and a Tigers win means a tie atop the division. We get a marquee pitching matchup, too, as it’s (13-8, 2.91) against (16-6, 2.88). • Injured designated hitter David Ortincia. The Gunners headed into the tie having lost their last three Premier League matches.But Unai Emery’s side bounced back in the Europa League semi-final first leg, clinching an important 3-1 victory at the Emirates.He said: “I hope that third goaz knows what he’d be looking for in players if he were a general manager. “We need more bad [bleepity bleepers].” Love it. Simple and to the point. with Ortiz’s views on the Red Sox, his contract situation and the blockbuster trade from late August. • USA Today’s Jorge L. Ortiz cold-called Manny Ramirez and got an interview with him. If interested in Ramirez and what he’s up to now, .  • Finally. ()• that Senator George Mitchell was told that agents Sam and Seth Levinson played a role in getting steroids for their clientsk, yet neglected to name the Levinson brothers in the actual report. You might recall that the Levinson brothers are the agents for Melky Cabrera, among others. • Fountain Valley (Calif.) high scttacking midfielder Dowell, 21, go out on loan again. Huddersfield and Wigan vying for his signature.Sheffield United are also keen on the Everton youngster returning to Bramall Lane but are understood to be lining up other deals before making a decihool had its baseball equipment stolen, but thanks to donations by the Angles, Major League Baseball and the local community, the school has ended up with more equipment than it previously had. ()For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

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Ron Washington won’t stop playing Michael Young

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(Getty Imaclub.The Brazilian switched for Chelsea for North London this past summer in one of most surprising moves of the window.And Silva says his countrola Vlasic says a move to CSKA Moscow is no certainty.Tonchi Martic says the two clubs are yet to finalise Vlasic’s situation after his successful CSKA loan last season.He told Sport-Express: “He is a player, I am his agent. My task is to tell him abymen can handle expectations at the Emirates.He said: “It’s not so easy to move from one big club to anotges)

Let’s be frank: Rangers DH Michael Young is having a pretty awful season. At present, Young is batting .267.299.350 with five home runs in 509 at-bats, and he ranks fourth in the NL with 20 GIDPs. Those are unacceptable numbers for any player, let alone one who plays his home games in a hitter’s park and provides no defensive value. Yes, Young is a franchise stalwart and a popular figure, but he’s plainly not doing his job. 

So why is he in the lineup almost every day? Manager Ron Washington told .com’s Anthony Castrovince that

“Intangibles. He leads even when things are not right [for him personally]. That’s what leaders do. If you didn’t look at his numbers, you wouldn’t know Michael Young is struggling. That’s how he handles himself. He comes every day with the same tempo, same attitude, cheers on his teammates every night and busts his [tail] every night.”  

OK. Sure, it may be the case that  

Loyalty’s a good thing in most instances, but Washington’s job is to put the best team on the field. At the very least, Washington should put Young out of his misery against right-handed pitching (inexcusable .602 OPS in an inexcusable 389 plate appearances against right-handers this season). Instead, though, Young is a fixture in the lineup. Look, if Young’s value, as his manager suggests, is in slapping butts, cheering from the top step and otherwise providing veteran-ish uplift to his teammates, then he can do that from the bench. As a primary DH, he’s pretty secondary to the action on the field, anyway. 

Some will no doubt point to the fact that the Rangers are in first place with Young as at Chelsea if they appoint Frank Lampard.Hudson-Odoi had wanted to leave in January and refused to sign a new contract.However, an achilles injury impacted any possible move this summer.Per the Daily Mail, if Lampard gets the job at Chelsea to repla a regular presence. The numbers, however, suggest that they’d be even further in first place if Young’s presence weren’t quite so regular. By the sound of it, though, Ron Washington’s team is going to have to continue winning in spite of their veteran DH. 

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Complicated contract situation looms for Mets with R.A. Dickey

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If the 2012 season ended today, then knuckleballer would . Needless to say, the Mets would like to keep such a talent (and such a box-office draw) in the fold for the foreseeable future.

The Mets hold a $5 million option on Dickey’s services for 2013, which they will of course exercise. After next season, however, he’ll be eligible for free agency.

Not surprisingly, GM Sandy Alderson would prefer to see to matters before Dickey hits the market. However, , the Mets in the early weeks of this season talked about a modest extension for Dickey, but they ulimately — and understandably (seriously, who among us saw Dickey’s 2012 successes coming?) — opted for a “wait and see” approach. Needless to say, Dickey’s market position has changed just a bit.

Also complicating things for both sides is the fact that there aren’t any contractual roadmaps for knuckleballers who peak at age 37.”With his kind of knuckleball, you’ve got to believe [he can last] three or four more years, at least,” one rival NL exec told McCullough. “He’s got such great makeup. focus facing Flamengo in the Club World Cup final.Victory over the Brazilians would not only make this their most successful year since 2001, it would see them secure this prize for the first time. Brazilian Alisson is aware of the emphasis that Fla He’s going to keep himself in great condition. He’s going to keep that edge for quite a while.”

Led for the start of April.Howe insists he will continue to prepare his side as if the game is going ahead.“My plans are pretty normal bar the taking of the training sessions (until Monday),” Howe told AFCBTV with his side currently self-isolating aetting the deliriouslyirst signing of the summer.Luton Town defender James Justin is on the verge of completing his move to the club, per the Telegraph.Justin will sign after a £6million move is concluded, as he is set for a medical on Wednesday.The 21-year-old was a key popular Dickey walk would be a delirously unpopular decision, so the Mets, presumably, will do their level-best to get something done. But it doesn’t figure to be easy, and it’ll certainly be far more expensive than it would’ve been mere months ago.

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The Phillies-Braves game was insane

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We could tell you that, in that matched up Roy Haleague interest.The Sun says Tottenham are eyeing a move for Mazraoui.Spurs have made a stuttering start to their Premier League season, and the defence looks an area that needs some improvement.With serious concerns over Serge Aurier, himself linked laday and Tommy Hanson, 28 runs were scored. We could tell you that Halladay couldn’t hold a 6-0 lead. We could tell that that was only one of four blown leads on the night. We could tell you that manager Charlie Manuel would somehow make it through this back-and-forth affair without calling upon Jonathan Papelbon to pitch. We could tell you that Carlos Ruiz drove in seven runs, yet his team lost. Then we could tell you that Chipper Jones, two pitches after just pulling a would-be walk-off home run foul, straightened it out and hit a walk-off home run. We could tell you all that, and it still wouldn’t quite capture the absurdity of the ‘ 15-13 win in 11 innings. But this might … What you see above, courtesy of , is a win-probability chart. The chart tracks each team’s likelihood of winning a given game based on score, inning, base-out state, etc. Often, you’ll see a nice, steady climb toward 100% for the eventual winning team. Sometimes, you’ll see a bit of back-and-forth along the way. Rarely, though, will you see what you’re now seeing. In the fifth, the Braves cratered to a 2.3% chance of winning … But then they barged back to take an 8-6 lead in the sixth and pump up their odds to 86.9%! But then they frittered away that lead and fell back to 2.7% in the eighth … But then they lared he wants to see younger brother Paul Pogba join Real Madrid.Manchester United midfielder Pogba is returning to training this week after a lengthy recovery from ankle surgery.And just as he’s close to a playing return with United, older brother took a 13-ain international has just over a year to run on his current and has so far resisted to committing to new terms.Le 10 Sport says PSG have pulled back from plans of bidding for De Gea this summer. However, talks between both parties are continuing.PSG12 lead in the home half of the frame and reached 88.3%! But then the Phillies tied it and brought it back down to coin-flip territory … Finally, Chipper hit the walk-off, and the Braves reached 100%, which, one would think, constitutes a safe lead. Even in this game.

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Possible bad blood between Giants, Reds

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The and seem to be a bit peeved with each other. This could be something or it could be completely irrelevant. We might find out Wednesday, when they face off for Game 2 of their mid-week series. Anyway, here’s what happened: 1. Giants reliever hit Reds star with a pitch in the seventh inning. Votto appeared to give a quick “stare down” to the rookie.2. In the ninth inning, with a 9-0 lead, Reds reliever threw a pitch behind Giants star , in the knee area, and both benches were warned by the umpiring crew. (Posey would hit a 2-run homer, not that it mattered in the for the Premier League.Many fans and pundits are expecting last season’s top two to battle for the title this time around as well.However, Guardiola believes there is so much quality throughout the league that many teams can challenge for the title ). 3. In the press conference after the game, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was not happy about the Reds throwing at Posey. “That’s how guys get hurt. Here’s a guy we lost for a long time last year and he gets a ball thrown at his knees.” (). Also, according to Andrew Baggerly, Bochy said it Otero wasn’t throwing at Votto, considering how much he struggled that inning (Otero’s final line was six hits, six runs and one walk in 1 2/3 innings). So there’s the background just in case there’s a brawl Wednesday night. If not,s goalkeeper Jake Turner says former Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi helped persuade him to make the switch to St. James’ Park.The 20-year-old linked up with United this week along with fellow youngster Kyle Scott, and could make his bow for the well, feel free to takes sides. Were the Reds just protecting their slugger or overreacting? Should the Giants have accepted that Posey would get thrown at when Votto gets hit? That’wap proposal to Real Madrid involving Neymar this summer, it has been revealed.ABC says Leonardo made a big effort to take Vinicius Junior to Paris.PSG offered Neymar to the Los Merengues, but only in exchange for Vinicius Jr and €100m cash. The prs what the comments section is for …For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

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