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infielder will start Friday against the Rangers.

Izturis has seen most of the playing time at third with Brett Lawrie on the disabled list. He’ll hit seventh against Rangers starter Nick Tepesch. Izturis is hitting .216/.250/.307 in 153 at-bats this season. 

More News 03/04/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 01/29/2016 • by RotoWire Staff ing watched by United scouts leading up to the summer market.Sky Sports says United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is having senior scouts watch Collins, who is tied to Stoke to 2024.The highly-rated youngster has made 12 appearances for Stoke’s first- 11/03/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 06/18/2015 ghton defender Leon Balogun.The African side are involved in a friendly against Zimbabwe, which will be a good chance for Balogun to get 90 minutes under his belt.Balogun had a stop start season with the Seagulls, with his last game coming in the FA • by Micarrived in the summer from Manchester City, but insists Juve are determined to continue “crushing” their opponents.Discussing coach Maurizio Sarri, he said: “He wants to change Juventus, but it’s not simple and it takes time.“Sarri wants to propohael Hurcomb 05/30/2015 • by Marty Gitlin 05/24/2015 • by Shawn Krest

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n midfielder Idrissa Gueye is on the verge of comp


shortstop snapped out of his 3-for-33 funk with three RBI Friday night against the Reds.Kozma singled in a run in the fourth and doubled in two more in the sixth. He finished 2 for 4 with one run scored in a 9-2 victory. He is hittiak Steffen.The Manchester City goalkeeper was loaned to the Bundesliga side in order to gain first-team football with Ederson firmly ahead of him in the pecking order.He told DAZN: “I flew to the USA again for an international game. There I met witng .250/.305/.310 with one home run and 24 RBI in 59 games played.

More News 01/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 10/25/2018 was left upset with his players after their 2-2 draw with Europa League opponents Werder Bremen.Diego Perotti (penalty) and Edin Dzeko struck the goals for the Giallorosso as they reached the round of 32.“We achieved our objective, which is qualif • by RotoWire Staff 10/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2018 Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay admits the club’s ‘black boots’ law is a real thing.Coming through the ranks at Manchester United , young players are forbidden from wearing coloured boots until they reach the reserves. “I didn’t like the black boots,” recalls McTominay to the Mirror. “But you had to do it. You had to respect the rules.“I probably couldn’t tell you one player who liked wearing black boots, but it was the rule and something accustomed to every academy player.“If someone tried to come out in red boots it’s like ‘you’re no different to any of us so get your black boots back on until you’ve earned the right to wear coloured boots’.“You always wear black boots, you always turn up to meetings on time, you always go to school, everybody does the same thing.“There are no big egos, there’s no young kids coming in wearing jewellery and looking a bit flash, that’s not the case at this club.“If a young player was doing that, I’d certainly be one to say something, the same with other boys in the first-team and the manager as well.” • by RotoWire Staff

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starter managed a 116-pitch complete-game win to move his record to 6-4 Wednesday against Cleveland.

Sabathia struck out nine and walked just one. He allowed seven hits and induced a stellar 14 ground balls. His ERA rose to 3.74 despite the solid effort.

More News 10/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff the battle for exciting Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.The youngster is rated among the best prospects emerging in French football.LOSC president Gerard Lopez is ready to sell land La Provence says a move to England is likely with United and Spu 10/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ffered Arsenal fans encouragement that he’s close to signing.Martinelli has given Arsenal fans some transfer hope after he followed the club on social media, says the Mirror.The Brazilian 17-year-old, who plays for Ituano, is high on the Gunners’ wis 10/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff oken of his title winning season with Manchester United.The Dutchman signed from Arsenal for a cut-price £24 million in the summer of 2012 and netted 26 goals in his opening campaign to beat Manchester City to top spot by 11 points. “Like all season 10/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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VIDEO: Scott Miller discusses Yasiel Puig on Fantasy Baseball Today


| | | | National Baseball Columnist Scott Miliba.The Gunners are favourites to sign the young Frenchman, though negotiations are proving complicated.The Mirror says Gunners boss Unai Emery will have a transfer pot of £40million to spend this summer, plus anytut what he went through during the recent carjacking saga.Ozil and his Arsenal teammate Saed Kolasinac were victims of an incident that also involved his wife Amine.They were attacked by armed robbers and were lucky to escape with their lives.”My wifhing he makes on transfers.But Sainler dishes out his thoughts on what’s going on with the , including phenom mann’s form.Ahead of their meeting with Leganes, Griezmann came up and Valverde seemed fed up with the constant questions about the Frenchman.”Why are there so many questions that start with ‘are you worried about…’?” he asked.”In the end, I leave .

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on. The Reds won the UEFA Super Cup final on Wedne


designated hitter mahsed his 10t Madrid, however the club are willing to listen to offers for the Spain international.As is the case with other members in the squad, those upstairs at the Santiago Bernabeu are not ruling out his departure and, for the right place, he is available.Th home run in Wednesday’s win over Cleveland.

Hafner fack at the dismissal of Mauricio Pochettino last month.Like most of the Spurs squad, Moura was sad to seeMauricio Pochettino leave.He said: “It was a crazy week for everyone, but it’s ­normal in football. I don’t need to say how good a job ­Mauriinished 1 for 3 with a walk and the two-run home run. Hafner also struck out twice, and his limited contact has resulted in a .246 batting average. Despite those issues, he’s slugging .507 and providing the Yankees with the power bat .The Foxes are among the best teams in the league this season, climbing to third in the table and looking like a serious bet for a Champions League spot.And winger Gray believes they are now confident of beating anyone at any stadium under Brendan Rothey needed against right-handed pitching.

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Christian Pulisic has posted an update regarding


The are third baseman from Triple-A Buffalo Friday, according to Spor to Italy, it has been claimed.The Times says Guardiola is giving serious thought to making this the last season for him in England – and returning to Italy.Guardiola has past playing experience in the country with Brescia and left the door open to LaRoche is hitting .282 with seven homers and o years ago.United beat the resilient Kazakh side 1-0 at Old Trafford on Thursday night in theirMauricio Pochettino wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job at Manchester United.The Manchester Evening News says Pochettino remains attracted by the prospect of managing United after he was originally earmarked as Jose Mourinho’s successor last season.Poch opening game of the Europa League.”It wasn’t the best performance but there was a lot of good stuff, they’re tough to break down,” Rashford told reporter32 RBI in the minors and is expected to split time at third base with Maicer Izturis and Mark DeRosa, as Brett Lawrie recovers from a left ankle injury.

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aming himself for last week’s 2-0 defeat at Sheffi


relie winger Yannick Bolasie has made a Christmas plea to Portuguese football authorities after being sent off for Sporting CP last week.Bolasie was sent off in victory over Portimonense, with the resulting suspension to rule him out of the clash with Porver has been called up to the majors.

The team is looking for exto add to his squad this month.Guardiola has already ruled City out of the mid-season market, despite the issues that have emerged in the squad this season.”I took that decision, we couldn’t invest in summer, why do you have to invest in December?” hera bullpen help after their 16-inning game against the Mariners Wednesday. Brian Omogrosso was sent to Triple-A to clear space for Troncoso, and the tear admits they’re desperate to win the Carabao Cup.He remembers what a boost it was for Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra when they won the 2006 League Cup Final to lift their first trophy with United and begin Sir Alex Ferguson’s last glory run.He feelsm also placed Jake Peavy on the disabled list. Troncoso has yet to pitch in the majors for the White Sox this season and last pitched in the majors in 2011. 

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outfielder is off to a slow start in June. Through four games, Jones is batting .118 (2 for 17) with no extra-base hits or RBI.

Jones also has seven strikeouts, which included a season-high four strikeouts Sunday against the Tigers. 

Before his skid, Jones hit .311 (37 for 119) with a .546 slugging percentage, .890 OPS, seven doubles, seven home runs and 17 RBI in 28 May games.

More News 12/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff oss Ralph Hasenhuttl admits defeat at Burnley wasn’t good enough.The manager was disappointed with the way his Southampton players reacted to conceding the opening goal in the 3-0 defeat at Burnley on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. 09/29/2019 Scott McTominay has been named as Manchester United’s player of the month for October.It is the second time in a row McTominay has won the award.The Scotland international is going from strength to strength this season, with his name now one of the first on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s teamsheet.Marcus Rashford finished second in voting, earning 39 per cent of the votes. • by RotoWire Staff prepared to stay with Napoli even if Kieran Trippier arrives.The Tottenham fullback is a target for Napoli and coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted they’re keen.Bruno Satin says should Trippier arrive, though won’t panic.”If Trippier is coming? For th 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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Real cheers, real emotion and real players make this draft show better


SECAUCUS, N.J. — Darryl Strawberry was sitting in a high school classroom in Los Angeles when he found out the Mets drafted him first overall.

Dominic Smith was in front of a lively studio audience.

I don’t know if the Mets are making progress. But maybe the draft finally is.

I don’t know if Dominic Smith can save the Mets, or if his buddy J.P. Crawford can save the Phillies. But maybe they helped save the draft.

“This is what we hamier League title this season.Last season the Reds won the Champions League and finished second to Manchester City with the third-highest points total in Premier League history. “I’d say there are at least six teams in contention,” he told Sky Sportsd in mind,” commissioner Bud Selig said, in between announcing picks.

For years, baseball treated the draft as if no one cared about it, and few did. It didn’t get all that much better when the draft was first televised, or when it was moved to prime time.

Two years being sold.With 155 goals between them since their partnership was first struck up on Merseyside in 2017, the prolific pair would have no shortage of suitors were they to be made available for transfer.“Well Real Madrid already have Eden Hazard, tago, only one player agreed to show up, and he wasn’t an early pick. Producers had to beg the hand-picked “fans” to cheer each and every announcement.

Thursday night, there were real cheers. There was real emotion. There were real players.

“I can’t stop shaking,” Smith said a few moments after the Mets made him the 11th overall pick.

The baseball draft is never going to be the , or the . Too many things are different, from the relative anonymity of most of the players picked to the reality that most will spend several years in the minor leagues before they’re really heard from again.

But in a game where the youngest players are becoming the biggest stars, baseball needs young and enthusiastic personalities. It needs kids like Smith, who heard that MLB was inviting some prospects to come to New Jersey for the draft, and turned to his father and said, “Dad, I’m going to be in the studio.”

It needs kids like Clint Frazier, the outfielder from Georgia who the Indians took with the fifth pick.

“I’ve had a lot of people tell me I ceenager Bukayo Saka made history in the Manchester United-Arsenal rivalry.He was the youngest ever player to start a game between these historic rivals.The Gunners academy graduate started the clash at Old Trafford on Monday night, which ended in a 1ould become a fan favorite because of my red hair,” said Frazier, who also attended the draft. “I’m very confident. I think I’m outgoing.

“Hopefully, people like that.”

Of the nine prospects who agreed to attend the draft, Frazier was the first to be chosen. But eight of the nine went in the first round, helping make this draft show easily the best one baseball has put on yet.

Strawberry was the first pick overall in 1980. He said when he was pulled out of class and told the Mets had drafted him, he said, “Where’s that?”

Smith spent the day before the draft touring New York.

“New York looks more beautiful every time I see it,” he said.

The draft looks better as a show than it did before, too.

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Gray, a top MLB draft prospect, tests positive for stimulant Adderall


Right-handed pitcher Jonathan Gray, a 100-mph-throwing University of Oklahoma ace who’s widely considered one of the top three draft-eligible amateur players in the country, tested positive for the stimulant Adderall, maier League should persist with VAR.Wenger has recently taken up a role with FIFA as chief of global football development, and gave his thoughts on the video technology being used to help match officials.And he pinpointed the lack of referral by referjor-league team sources said.

Test results are sent to the 30 teams, so all are aware of the result. Sources said Gray did not have a prescription.

There is no penalty for a failed test for a draft-eligible player such as Gray. Major leaguers receive a 25-game ban for a second failure out of their squad for the Audi Cup in Germany.The Welshman’s future is uncertain after his proposed move to Jiangsu Suning fell through over the weekend.Zinedine Zidane is also without Thibaut Courtois, who will spend the next month out of action w for a stimulant, though not a first one. Acced a new deal after listening to his “gut”.Origi says “a gut feeling” told him to stay at Liverpool and the striker is ready to kick on from the Champions League-winning goals which changed his life.The 24-year-old did not start a Premier League gameording to an report citing league sources, Gray might be subjected to follow-up testing when his professional career begins.

Gray, a junior at OU, is believed to be the only one of 200 draft-eligible players to have tested positive for any drug. The top 200 players are tested by to provide information for teams before Thursday’s first day of the amateur draft.

A phone message left for his agent wasn’t immediately returned.

Major leaguers with certain conditions can apply for a therapeutic-use exemption (T.U.E.) that excuses them from being tested for specific drugs. It is estimated that about 100 players have a T.U.E., many of which allow stimulants to combat various conditions, including ADD.

There is no indication that a failure for a stimulant might affect a prospect’s draft attractiveness or negotiating leverage. Gray is considered by most to be among the top three players, along with Stanford right-hander Mark Appel and University of San Diego slugging third baseman Kris Bryant.

“I don’t think it’s that big a deal,” one GM said. “The kid may have [a condition].”

Gray was originally picked by the out of junior college but turned down a bonus offer believed to be about $500,000. He is widely expected to get at least 10 times that after showing vast improvement as a Sooner. He has been clocked many times at 100 mph, and scouts marvel how he can carry that velocity late into games.

The have the first pick, followed by the , , and .

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starter got plenty of support Tuesday night at home against the Texas Rangers as Boston scored 17 runs. Dempster (3-6), who has a 4.39 ERA, allowed three earned runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings. Dempster allowed a two-run homer to Jeff Baker and a solo shot to Nelson Cru youngster Austin Samuels.Samuels has joined Kidderminster Harriers on loan for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.The youngster, who has been with the club since 2009, has featured 12 times for the under-23s this season, scoring his only goal againz. He struck out six and threw 107 pitches. Dempsa massive battle at Manchester United on Sunday.But he insists his players will enjoy the experience.Potter said, “Old Trafford is one of the best places in world football and with that comes a quality of opposition.“Apart from the Bournemouth gater had lost his last four decisions spanning five outings beforesays they are not motivated more by their UEFA Champions League ban.The club are not going to play in the next two editions of the competition because of a ban related to the breach of Financial Fair Play Rules.And Laporte suggests that while players Tuesday. His next start is Sunday against the Angels.

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ruce was pleased to edge Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sat


starting pitcher will aim for a second straight win Tuesday at Kansas City. Manager Ron Gardenhire said United.United sit 14th in the English top flight – just two points above the relegation zone ter City boss Pep Guardiola has refused to accept he implemented a tactical “masterclass” to beat Manchester United on Tuesday. The Sky Blues nullified United’s counterattacking threat, which saw them win at the Etihad last month, and managed to scor- following Sunday’s draw with arch-rivals Liverpool.And Blind says it has been difficult to watch the plight of his former side this season.”Of course I’during an interview with Network Radio he feels the right-hander .

“With that kind of stuff, if he can master the strike zone, if he can do it consistently, he’ll be great,” Gardenhire said.

More News 08/09/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 02/29/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 11/10/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 07/28/2015 • by Jason Lempert 06/22/2015 • by Jason Butt eing unlikely to buy in January.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy made the claim last week.Mourinho said, “I’m relaxed because I took over this club, which I expected to take over.”I expect to be asked that Daniel Levy has said that we do not plan to spend 06/15/2015 • by Shawn Krest

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general manager Doiel Paulista is eager to stis prepared to join Manchester United – if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains in charge.Reports on Tuesday night claimed that United are closing in on a £76m deal for Haaland – but will loan him back to Red Bull Salzburg for the remainder of the season.TVep up plans of turning out for Spain.The Brazilian has publicly declared he wishes to play for La Roja ahead of next year’s Euros.And El Larguero says Gabriel has already held talks with the Spanish Federation about what isug Melvin said during a radio interview Monday newly acquired infielder will according to .com. Francisco, who was designated for assignment Thursday, was acquired from Aa deal for Watford attacker Dodi Lukebakio.Lukebakio superb season on-loan with Fortuna Dusseldorf has attracted interest from Germany and across the continent.BILD says Wagner is a big fan of Lukebakio and talks with his minders are already underwaytlanta Monday.

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third baseman is Wednesday against Boston, the Dallas Morning News reports Tuesday. Beltre failed to talk his way into the lineup Tuesday. 

“I’m ready right now,” the third baseman said. Beltre said he knows how to manage playing on the hamstring. 

“It was a fight,” Washington said of having to deny Beltre’s request to play. “He’s ready to go, but we’re trying to give him one more day of rest.”

More News has linked up with Burnley on trial but no deal with the 19-year-old has been completed.The frontman has joined Steve Stone’s Under-23 side in Poland but has not signed for the club.Mumbongo, who was with Verona’s youth team in Italy last season, cou 11/20/2018 • by RotoWire Staff t in June, Giroud failed to find a move away last month, despite being made available by Chelsea.The veteran will now be allowed to run down his contract and leave on a Bosman transfer this summer.Le 10 Sport says the one formal offer he has in front 10/31/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2018 • by RotoWire Staff their pursuit of Christian Eriksen.The Dane will be out of contract in the summer with reports stating he is set to move to the Serie A club.”I think Antonio. He has said publicly [about Eriksen],” Mourinho said.”I think we coaches should all behave 09/28/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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Werth activated, Rendon recalled as Nationals shake up roster


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With their record sitting at a disappointing 28-29, the Nationals decided to shake up their roster on Tuesday. Here’s the list of moves:

Outfielder Jayson Werth activated off DL.Top prospect Anthony Rendon called up from Triple-A.Left-hander Ian Krol called up from Double-A.Second baseman placed on 15-day DL.Right-hander designated for assignment and placed on waivers.Left-hartz at the end of this season.The young Germany attacker is being tracked by the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.Bosz told AD: “In Germany they see him as a child prodigy. He is from Aachen, has been playing here nder released.

Werth, 34, missed a month with a hamstring problem. Washington was him on Tuesday as long as he came through his recent minor-league rehab games well. In 27 games before the injury, he hit .260/.308/.400 with four home runs and two stolen bases. Werth will give the team some much-needed outfield depth with Bryce Harper on the DL.

Rendon, 22, went 6 for 25 (.240) in eight games with the Nats earlier this season. He’s hit .307/.452/.575 with six homers in 36 minor-league games this year, all but three at Double-A. A natural third baseman, the Nationals have had Rendon recently and will him use there at the big-league level.

Espinosa, 26, has hit a miserable .158/.193/.272 with three home runs this season, though he has been . He also has been battling shoulder problems, so he’ll finally get a chance to get healthy before returning to the team at full strength. GM Mike Rizzo confirmed Rendon will get the majority of the playing time at sddie Nketiah has vowed to fight for a place in Unai Emery’s team next season.The striker spent last season playing behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.Nketiah hopes he can continue to push the established pair during the 2019/20 econd base, and there’s a chance he will remain with the team even after Espinosa is healthy.

The hard-throwing Rodriguez was part of the trade that sent Josh Willingham to the Athletics in December 2010. He’s pitched to a 5.13 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 47 1/3 innings these last two years after being a reliable setup man in 2010. Given the 26-year-old’s triple-digit fastball, he’ll likely get claimed off waivers in the coming days.

Dukdelighted to prove Valencia’s matchwinner at Champions League opponents Ajax.Rodrigo’s goal fired Los Che into the round of 16 at the expense of the Dutch giants.The Spain striker beamed: “The team is a big family, I just run out of words, these laste, 30, threw 20 2/3 innings with a 8.71 ERA and 1.89 WHIP out of Washington’s bullpen this year. He was the team’s only left-hander until Fernando Abad was recalled last month. Duke has gone 50-75 with a 4.60 ERA in parts of nine big-league seasons.

Krol, 22, was acquired from the Athletics as part of the three-team Mike Morse/John Jaso trade with the Mariners this offseason. He moved to the bullpen full-time this season and owns a 0.69 ERA and 0.81 WHIP in 26 innings for the team’s Double-A affiliate before being called. Krol has never been in the big leagues.’s Danny Knobler hears the Nationals are leaning towards placing right-hander on the DL due to his lat problem, though he will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday before a decision is made. Catcher could miss another six weeks with his hamstring injury.