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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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first baseman , who entered Sunday with a .160 batting average, had a two-run home run in the fourth inning and an RBI singled in the fifth in an 11-6 loss to the Marlins.Davis finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and three RBI. He is hitting ophy-laden spell at Barcelona.The Argentina international spent three years on Merseyside before eight seasons with Barcelona and now plies his trade back in South America with Estudiantes, having left Hebei China Fortune last month. “I obviously hav.333 (5 for 15) with five RBI in his last four games.

More News 11/06/2018 • by RotoWire Staff Juventus hero Andrea Pirlo believes Inter Milan are a threat this season.Pirlo played for new Inter coach with Juve and Italy.“Juve remain the favourites, but Inter are getting closer,” said the midfield great when asked about this season’s Scudetto. “The Bianconeri still have something more.” 08/15/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 01/27/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/10/2016 • by RotoWire Staff on-Odoi is set for a playing return with Chelsea this week.The England international winger has been out of action since April after rupturing his Achilles tendon.Goal says he may be back in a Chelsea shirt as early as Friday.They state he could feat 06/25/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 06/22/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder singled in the ninth inning of Sunday’s extra-inning game againstSG, Real Madrid, Brugge, GalatasarayGROUP B: Bayern, TOTTENHAM, Olympiakos, Red Star BelgradeGROUP C: MAN CITY, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zagreb, AtalantaGROUP D: Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, LokomotivGROUP E: LIVERPOOL, Napoli, Salzburg, Gen the Rangers as he came on as a pinch-hitter for Michael Saunders. Bay remained in the game and ended up going 2 for 3. 

Bay is now batting .245 after his performance. He singled twice and drove in a run in the performance of Ravel Morrison for victory over Carabao Cup opponents Blackburn Rovers.Morrison produced a man of the match display in their 2-1 win against Blackburn in the Ceason.Abraham has shone in preseason for the Blues.Mourinho said, “You want a young striker – Tammy Abraham! He’s yours. He knows the club. He was made at the club, he was educated at the club.“He was on loan, he played already some matches in arabao Cup.“He’s not a million miles off. I knew what I was going to the 13th inning to win the game for the Mariners. 

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outfielder homered in the first inning off Hiroki Kuroda Wednesday versus the Yankees. It was Markakis’ fourth HR of the season. 

The No. 3 hitter, who sometimes leads off, went 1 for 4 and is batting .292. Markakis has hit in nine of his last 10 games and has five multiple-hit games over that span with six RBI. He has 23 RBI and 26 runs scored on the season. 

More News 03/18/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 11/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff coach Zinedine Zidane’s outburst on Sunday.The Welshman has fallen out of favour since Zidane’s return as manager wit for Watford in their FA Cup defeat at Tranmere Rovers.The 21-year-old was introduced at half-time in the third round replay with the Hornets trailing and bagged an equaliser that forced the game to go beyond 90 minutes. Tranmere eventually won via th the Frenchman saying the forward was ‘very close’ to leaving over the weekend.That remark prompted Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett to 09/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ays Premier League duo Bournemouth and Norwich plus the Championship’s top two Leeds and West Brom are all keen on prising the 23 year-old away from the London Stadium. Cullen has caught the eye this term during his second season on loan at Champions 09/16/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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starting pitcher had a hard time keeping the ball in the park but managed to escape with his fifth win of the season Friday night against the Brewers.Garcia (5-2) surrendered a pair of three-run home runs to Aramis Ramirez for his only damage of the night. He was charged with six runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings of work. He struck out five and walked one in a 7-6 win.Garcia has served up four home runs in his last two starts. He has allowed 11 runs over 11 1/3 innings during that span. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at San Diego.

ed with Neto’s progress since his preseason arrival from Lazio.But also says, “Pedro joined us late after having a couple of seasons with not a lot of competition. I think it took some time for him to adapt to the demands of the competition that we More News 01/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff o Ramos was unpunished for abusing a linesman during the derby on Saturday night.Tempers flared during the goalless draw and climaxed at one particular point during the first half.”The w***e that gave birth to you,” was Ramos’ comment towards the lin 09/15/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff back Andrew Robertson admits they’ve “not been good enough” after their FA Cup fifth-round exit to Chelsea on Tuesday.The Reds’ recent struggles continued as they followed up Saturday’s heavy Premier League loss to Watford with a 2-0 defeat at Stamfo 09/04/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/31/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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If you thought last season’s resurgence was an outlier for catcher , the 36-year-old is trying to prove you wrong. Through 23 games, he is only slightly behind the pace from last year, with a .766 on-base plus slugging percentage. That ranks as his second-best mark since 2006.

Pierzynski is still hitting the ball with authority, as Al Melchior notes in his . Pierzynski is slugging the ball over the fence on 21 percent of his flyballs, a slight improvement from last year’s mark of 17 percent. He might not reach last season’s 27-homer total, but he has four through the first month, a solid pace from the catcher position.

Pierzynski has also lowered his strikeout rate to 12.5 from 15 percent, a move that has helped him sustain a .280 batting average. Pierzynski has been dealing with an oblique injury over the last few days, but appears to have overcome it at the start of play this weekend. He remains a solid starting Fantasy option late in his career. 

More News 03/28/2017 • by RotoWire Staff p-four finish for the fourth season in a row.The Gunners picked up a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aelona SC, the teenage striker appeared all set to move to Real midsummer, where he was expected to join Raul’s Castilla squad.However, interest from Napoli and AC Milan saw Barcelona raise his price from €5m to €7m and also saw the player rethinkston Villa on the weekend but Unai Emery’s side was once more uninspiring.But Keane told Sky Sports: “A couple of weeks ago I’d have said I wasn’t sure ab 09/17/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/11/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2016 • by RotoWire Staff d midfielder Takusa Fuso is facing a club v country row this summer.Currently on-loan with Real Mallorca, the teenage Japan international is expected to do preseason with parent club Real Madrid.However, Kubo is eager to be part of Japan’s campaign f 08/17/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 08/14/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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second of Ireland international has attracted tentative enquiries from Juventus in recent days. However, they’re not alone.Tuttsport says Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are also keen on tempting Parrott away from London.Juve sports direct bing Manchester United ace Paul Pogba.Pogba has been on Real’s radar for much of the year, where coach Zinedine Zidane is determined to work with him in Madrid. The pair were snapped in October meeting in Dubai.However, Mundo Deportivo says Perez doesaseman entered Monday’s game against CC Sabathia and the Yankees having gone 0 for 3 in his career against the ace of the New York staff. He was 3 for 6 by night’s end in th the reasons why they are having such an impressive season.Despite early season struggles, Wolves are firmly in the conversation for a Europa League or even Champions League spot.They have also had to content with Europa League matches this season.Ane Rays’ win. 

Roberts went 3 for 4 in the game and 3 for 3 off Sabathia with two home runs. He took the starter deep for a solo shot in the first inning and added another solo blast in the third. The 3-for-4 effort brings Roberts’ average up to .308. 

The 32-year-old, who was batting just .233 after a game against Oakland on April 20, has gone 5 for 9 in his last two contests with three RBI and four runs scored. 

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outfielder will not be suspended for his actions during Thursday’s bench-clearing brawl. Kemp was one of the four players ejected Thursday against the Padres. There still remains a chance that Kemp will receive a fine for his actions during the brawl, according to CBS Baseball Insider Scott Miller.

More News 02/26/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 12/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff of Wolves last nighssing room, according to reports.The 26-year-old has been with the club for less than a fortnight after his record switch from Leicester City.Maguire was imperious in Sunday’s win over Chelsea and The Sun says he has already made an impact on his teat.The Mirror says Mendes has been involved in a number of deals to take players to Wolves in the past, and works as an adviser to the club, but his presence alerted Manchester United fans.Mendes has been drafted in to accelerate a 06/11/2019 • by’Beast’ has partnered with McDonald’s to sign a deal and promote the ‘Appy Day deals available exclusively on the My McDonald’s App.The skilled striker who is known for switching into “Beast Mode” on the pitch, signs a deal with McDonald’s in a moc RotoWire Staff 05/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 05/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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pitcher to his current bullpen role, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Dodgers have eight starting pitchers, with Capuano, Aaron Harang and the rehabbing Ted Lilly on the outside looking in. When asked if he was OK with his role, Capuano said, “That’s irrelevant, that question.”

Capuano is at least one injury from earning a start with the Dodgers. Manager Don Mattingly said the club would have to “make a decision” once Lilly’s arm is fully rehabilitated; as such, expect the Dodgers to explore trade options for one or more of their surplus starters.

More News 03/06/2018 ror says new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is considering a move to take Calhanoglu on loan as he looks to bolster his squad.Milan are ready to offload the 25-year-old Germany-born Turkey midfielder as they remould their squad following a disappointing s • by RotoWire Staff 08/21/2016 was ready to SACK Carlo Ancelotti this week, it has been revealed.The movie mogul wanted to dump Ancelotti over the ritiro revolt – but was talked out of it by his lawyers.That’s according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, which report the president was • by RotoWire Staff 07/15/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 07/04/2016 • by RotoWire Staff ays the incoming Portuguese defender, costing £5million from Southampton, should have been billed as some instant relief for the coach’s teamsheet.However Cedric is carrying a foot injury and is not due to play for another three weeks – having come 06/24/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 06/19/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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2020 NFL Draft grades: Titans get a ‘B+’ for selecting Isaiah Wilson at No. 29 overall


The Titans selected Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson wat Manchester United or elsewhere.The 30-year-old, who is currently competing at Copa America with Chile, has reportedly been deemed surplus to requirements by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.And Zamarano believes the former Barcelona attacker must prioritise pith the No. 29 overall pick in the first round of the 2020 . The CBS Sports NFL Draft team breaks down the pick below, including a grade for the pick, howhim Diaz for their 3-2 defeat of Villarreal.Zidane felt Diaz was influential for the 3-2 win.He said, “We played much better than the other day and I feel much happier now, as do the players. We won the game at our ground and I’m pleased. It was a ra it affects fantasy leagues and more on Wilson, including his strengths and weaknesses, his NFL comp and more.

29. Tennessee Titans: B+

 I think this is a good pick. This is a massive right tackle on a team that needs a massive right tackle. This kid is ermanent deal for Andre Gomes with Barcelona for less than €30m.Barca had initially been seeking €35m to sell the Portugal international after his successful loan on Merseyside.However, Foot Mercato says Everton have managed to talk down the valua mauler in the run game and he’s perfect for what the Titans want to do.

Fantasy impact

I get the pick by the Titans — Isaiah Wilson fills a need at right tackle. He’s a good run blocker with massive size. It’s a great pick for Derrick Henry’s stock. Enough to take him in the top five overall? No. But still a good pick.

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 La’el Collins Size, length, brute strength

CollegeHeightWeightHand sizeArm lengthWingspan Georgia 6-6 4/8 350 10 2/8 35 4/8 84 3/8


Gigantic but moves like he’s much smallerEffective on combo blocksStrong anchorEnough athleticism to recover if initially beatenBrute strength in pass protection and for run game


Not always on time with his punchesSome speed-to-power rushers can get underneath him and drive him backSpeed rushers will give him some problems around the corner 40-yard dashBench pressVertical jumpBroad jump3-cone drill20-yard shuttle 5.32 26 29 111 8.26 5.07

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Ben Roethlisberger provides an update on recovery from elbow surgery, outlook for 2020 season


took advantage of a warm and sunny Pittsburgh morning on Monday, throwing passes outside as he continues to recover from last September’s right elbow surgery. Following his throwing session, the ‘ veteran quarterback said that when Pittsburgh begins the 2020 regular season. He added that he would have been able to participate in the Steelers’ spring practices, which have been canceled by the in are threatening Inter Milan plans for Machester United striker Romelu Lukaku.New Inter coach Antonio Conte is eager to land the Belgian, but now Napoli are in contact.Gazzetta dnchez must cut his personal demands if he’s to stay permanently with Inter Milan.Sanchez is on loan to the end of the season with Inter, and has seen his season interrupted by reports the Chilean is still hopeful of making thello Sport says Napoli are offering €10m-a-year to Lukaku.Interestingl response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“My plan was to be out there doing individuals, doing one-on-one routes during OTAs and minicamps,” Roethlisberger told Ed Bouchette of The Athletic. “That obviously is not going to happen. But if I was ready then, I’ll be ready when it’s time.”

Last month, Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ron Cook that five times a week. He also does cardio twice a week, legs twice a week, and upper body twice a week. He says that he is “lighter and in better shape than I was in either of the past two years. I haven’t stopped working out.”

The 38-year-old quarterback missed 14 games last season after sustaining his elbow injury. With Big Ben on the sideline, Pittsburgh won just one of their first five games before winning seven of their next eight games. The Steelers eventually ran out of steam and healthy players, dropping their final three games to finish with an 8-8 record while missing the playoffs for a second straight year. Pittsburgh’s success during their 7-1 stretch was largely due to their defense, a unit that finished third in the NFL in fewest yards per carry allowed, third in passing yards allowed, fifth in points allowed, sixth in red zone efficiency and ninth in third down efficiency.

Along with his rehab, Roethlisberger, who led the NFL with 5,129 passing yards in 2019, has been keeping an eye on Pittsburgh’s recent free agent acquisitions. He said that he is excited about the acquisition of former Lions/Colts tight end , who caught 13 touchdown passes during his first season in Indianapolis.

“I was a big fan of his coming out (of college),” Roethlisberger said. “Now that he’s here, I’m excited to see what he can bring to this team. We know he’s an incredible talent. Speaking to him, I can see his desire, and his passion to be great. I’m excited about what he can bring to the table opposite Vance [McDonald].”

Ebron, who signed a two-year deal worth a reported $12 million, to join forces with Roethlisberger.

“I have always had this love for Big Ben,” Ebron told the team’s official website. “One of my old high school coaches was the biggest Steelers fan ever, and biggest Tar Heel fan. I went to North Carolina and he was ecstatic. I would always be at his house and we would be watching Pittsburgh. I had this love for Big Ben.

“I am excited. I can’t wait. Ben has earned so many stripes in this league. You know you are playing wi to the idea of joining Bayern Munich.The Denmark international is expected to leave Spurs when his contract expires at the end of the season, but the club could offload him in January.And Bundesliga champions Bayern have reportedly approached Erikseth a guy who is a winner. He is a fighter. He has played through so many tough injuries, done things to will his team to win, and won two Super Bowls. It’s going to be fun to get to learn from him.”

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2020 NFL free agency: Cowboys’ Jerry Jones ‘won’t dismiss’ possible reunion with Dez Bryant


Things are looking up for lately, as he works to return to form. The former First-Team All-Pro wide receiver has been  not only to the league itself, but he specifically named his beloved  — going so far as to note his willingness to accept a role as either a red zone target or to . None of Bryant’s statements have fallen on deaf ears iin.De Limburger says the former Liverpool forward is in advanced talks about a loan move to VVV Venlo.Sinclair, 22, is tied to Watford until 2021, but has managed just 12 appearances.Now the young attacker is set to sign for VVV on a season-long loann Dallas, with owner Jerry Jones not only taking it all in, but also mulling the possibility of a reunion in 2020.

Few humans walking this earth can articulate their point like Jerry Jones, the Hall of Fame owner almost always good for a classic quip or sound byte during his interviews. His mic skills were again at the ready when he was asked about Bryant from his sit-down with media at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, noting while he hasn’t yet spoken to Bryant formally about a potential return, it is swirling around his mind at odd moments of his day.

,” Jones said. “I have been thinking about it a lot in the shower. I have been. I’m not dismissing it.”

Images of Jones with body wash asastle United boss Steve Bruce says he’s been assured of a competitive transfer budget by club owner Mike Ashley.Bruce insists he’s had assurances on his budget from Ashley.He said: “We’ve talked about budgets and it was pretty straight forward.“Iide, the statement is key for Bryant’s hopes. It also mirrors the sentiments of team exec Stephen Jones, who recently left the door open for Bryant to potentially walk through soon. And when the franchise’s all-time leader in receiving touchdowns heard the elder Jones’ words, he could barely contain himself.

“!” he wrote ecstatically on social media. 

For weeks now, , and that’s the highest they’ve ever been following a toxic divorce in 2018. Bryant has since gone on to sign with the , but suffered a torn Achilles before he could take the field for them, and has used the last two NFL seasons to recover from that injury as well as to work through personal demons such as depression and clinical anxiety.

And while Jones is impressed with the latter, he still admittedly has concerns about the former. 

“He’s had a serious injury,” he noted. “He’s been out a little bit. But Dez is a great player. The obvious is the obvious.”

As far as the the aforementioned contentious air from 2018 goes, well, it never once permeated the relationship between Bryant and Jones. Much of the angst was aimed at head coach Jason Garrett and a group of unlisted players Bryant labeled as “Garrett guys”, but parting ways with Garrett and hiring Mike McCarthy has the . 

Jones and Bryant continued their relationship outside of football, and now might return to it on the field. 

“It didn’t end that way with me and him, and it didn’t end that way with me,” Jones confessed. “I understand completely hts Manchester City to steer clear of conceding free-kicks against Burnley on Tuesday.The Clarets pose a tough aerial threat with bruising forward duo Chris Wood and Ashley Wood.”Defend high and try to play as much as possible – to avoid set-pieces asow things can end that way. I’ve seen those types of, those characteristics of people and organizations ending, and those are repairable. 

“They really are.”

And, as it stands, they have been, which is also evidenced in players like .

“If 88 — the X factor — wants a shot, we gotta give him a shot,” Lawrence said. “[The] Cowboys are home to Dez, and he’s always accepted in my book.”

The decision now falls on McCarthy as . If McCarthy green lights Bryant, a reunion will happen. If not, then not. In the meantime, Bryant has been working out relentlessly as of late — including a well-publicized throwing session with MVP — to make sure know he’s hellbent on getting back between the lines in 2020. Several of his workouts have been next door to The Star in Frisco, Texas, giving the Cowboys an up-and-close look at what they’d be adding this coming season, should they choose to.

“The question is, can he perform and can he overcome that injury and get in the kind of shape that it takes to be available — all of that kind of stuff,” Jones said.

Yes, that is the question, and Bryant is dying to answer it — in Dallas.

“I am thinking about it,” said Jones.

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Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens not ready to call Browns-Steelers a rivalry game


Mike Tomlin and Freddie Kitchens both fielded questions this week about whether or not the Steelers-Browns rivalry is back. Tomlin, without calling it a rivalry, said that Sunday’s matchup against the has a similar feeling to previous games against fellow division foes Cincinnati and Baltimore. 

Kitchens, on the other hand, is not ready to declare the Steelers-Browns matchup a rivalry, or anything close to it. Simply put, Cleveland’s first-year head coach to consider it a rivalry. 

“It takes two to have a rivalry, so we’ve gotta do our part,” said Kitchens, whose team will look to complete a season sweep of Pittsburgh this Sunday at Heinz Field. “That’s probably not going to sit well with some people but, to me, you’ve gotta win your share to make it a rivalry.” 

As a follow-up, Kitchens was asked if he’s done anything during his short time in Cleveland to help make Steelers-Browns a rivalry. 

“I don’t think I’ve done anything,” he said. “No, I don’t think our team has done anything. I think our team is focused on this week, and I think that’s what they feel. We haven’t done anything. What have we done? We haven’t done anything.” 

The Browns defeated the in Week 11, 21-7, to win its first gave over Pittsburgh since 2014. It also helped the Browns remain in playoff contention after a 2-6 start to the season. Did that win do anything towards rebuilding the Pittsbumo.The Spaniard was one of the shining lights for his nation at the Under-21 European Championships this summer.The former Barcelona academy player is currently with Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.He managed 12 goals and nine assists for the club last seasrgh-Cleveland rivalry? 

“No,” Kitchens responded. “Not even close.” 

It’s clear that Kitchens believes his team needs to do more — both against the Steelers along with against the rest of the — for the Browns-Steelers rivalry to truly be back. It’s hard to argue with him, as the Browns still have ground to make up after having little success during their first two decades back in the NFL. During that span, the Browns have had just two winning seasons and one playoff appearance, a first-round loss to the Steelers in 2002. Since 1999, Browns are just 7-34-1 against the Steelers, who have won nine division titles, three AFC championships and two titles over that span. 

While he’s right with regard to the Browns needing to win more to make it a true rivalry, Kitchens can’t deny that Sunday’s game will have the intensity befitting a rivalry. The two teams are less than three weeks removed from their chippy “Thursday Night Football” matchup that resulted in and two players earning multi-game suspensions. , the Browns’ talented pass rusher, has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for slamming Steelers quarterback in the head with Rudolph’s own helmet. 

Kitchens said that his team keeping its composure on Sunday shouldn’t be an issue. 

“It’s easy. It’s either you or the team,” Kitchens said. “Make a decision.”

“Composure’s always a key, especially when you play divisional games,” Kitchens continued. “We hold divisional games at a high standard around here because they mean just a little bit more from the standpoint of how your season’s affected. Emotion is always a part of the game. As I’ve said this before, it’s the ability to keep your emotion in check and play with composure and passion instead of the emotion.” 

Throughout the Browns’ turbulent season, Kitchens has preached the importance of mental toughness, playing with composure and avoiding mind-numbing mistakes. Kitchens has also stressed the importance of staymouth is demanding huge money to sell Nathan Ake.Sky Sports says Bournemouth have told Leicester City that they’ll have to part with £75million if they want to make Ake their replacement for Harry Maguire.The Cherries think that because Ake is two ying united amidst the trials and tribulations that inevitably occur during the course of a season. While they struggled in each of these facets during the early stages of the season, the Browns never fell completely off the tracks, something that has enabled them to remain in playoff contention after winning three straight games. 

Kitchens knows what his team will need to continue to do over the season’s final five games to remain in playoff contention. 

“We wanna be tough and we wanna play smart, because that’s what usually wins football games,” he said. “And that entails a lot of different things … and you kind of have to put it all together to be successful. And sometimes, when you have younger guyrn Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is considering his future this summer.German great Neuer has been at Bayern for eight years after he signed from Schalke in 2011, making 336 appearances, keeping 176 cleans sheets.In his eight seasons the 33-year-olds, it takes a little bit of time to put it together. I think we’re starting to see of of those examples that they can focus and concentrate just on the task at hand.”

The task at hand is currently on beating the Steelers for the second time in a season, something the franchise hasn’t done in over 30 years. If they can do that, one of the NFL’s historic rivalries may finally be back. 

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Cam Newton’s surgery shouldn’t scuttle potential trade talk with QB expected back by OTAs


Former MVP quarterback will undergo foot surgery next week to repair a lingering Lisfranc injury and should be cleared for football activities by the start of springs impact in the Premier League this season.Wilder started his managerial career at Alfreton in non-league football and has worked his way up to the Premier League with Sheffield United.The Blades are now seventh in the table and Weaver said he and Wi practices, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The procedure would not curtail the ability to trade Newton, should the franchise opt to go in that direction.

Owner David Tepper is reshaping the coaching and football operations departments in his second year after taking over the franchise, and after firing longtime head coach Ron Rivera last week, many around the league believe he will end up moving on from Newton as well. Newton is in the final year of his massive contract extension in 2020 and has been hurt most of the last two years. Tepper was always lukewarm at best about the prospects of giving the quarterback another top-of-the-market contract, sources said.

Newton has not played since Week 2, when he was clearly hobbled by the foot problem. He acknowledged that he was not as forthright with the medical staff and coaches as he should have been about the extent of his discomfort, and he was not able to progress as hoped from a lengthy schedule of rehab and recovery, leading to his placement on injured reserve, which ended his season. Newton, who turns 31 in May, had an outstanding first half of the 2018 season, then suffered a significant shoulder injury, giving Tepper a very limited window of seeing the former first-overall pick thrive.

Tepper is expected to cast a wide net in his coaching search, taking in new ideas and philosophies from the pro and coaching ranks, though his remarks in the aftermath of letting Rivera go indicate a preference for an offensive or QB-driven head coach who is open to the analytics revolution taking place in pro sports. It remains to be seen what these coaches express about their level of comfoArsenal fans to support Granit Xhaka after the midfielder was booed during Sunday’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa.Supporters met Xhaka’s second-half substitution with ironic cheers, but Emery has leapt to the defence of the Swiss international.Speaking afrt with Newton as the head coaching interviews commence, as well as what they think of , the current starter, or rookie , who has yet to play and is not expected to see the field in 2019, sources said.

Carrying a quarterback on a rookie salary would of course allow for extreme flexibility to upgrade other parts of the roster and address other needs, and there is a strong analytics-based case to be made about that structure of team building in the modern . Regardless, the timing of Newton’s surgery should not impact the Panthers’ ability to deal him.

While all of the details of the timetable will not be known until after the surgery is conducted, sources said this is not a situation where a five-or-six month recovery is expected, and there is a chance Newton could be cleared to return in mid-to-late March. That would allow him ample time to gin over Crusaders.Wolves achieved a first leg victory over Crusaders in Thursday night’s Europa League qualifier. Diogo Jota and Ruben Vinagre were Wolves’ goalscorers.Nuno said, “What’s really special is to be back at Molineux. It’s amazing, it’s faet on the field prior to the draft; ideally, any trade would be consummated by then in order for Carolina to reap the rewards of those picks in the 2020 season. Several teams who believe they are a quarterback away from contending next year are likely to prefer Newton to what they could find picking later in the draft, though the Panthers could certainly afford to retain the veteran from a cash and cap standpoint as well.

The coaching search will play a pivotal role in the future of the quarterback position in Carolina, either way.

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Cowboys vs. Bills odds, spread: 2019 Thanksgiving Day NFL picks, best predictions from expert who’s 24-13


The attempt to shake off criticism from their owner when they host the on Thursday at AT&T Stadium. Dallas (6-5) fell to 0-4 this season against teams -back Dani Olmo says he won’t force a move away this season.The Croatia U21 star was blocked from leaving this summer amid interest from Manchester City and Liverpool.He told AS: “I always said that in the future, I would like to play in one of the bwith winning records when it dropped a 13-9 decision at New England on Sunday, prompting owner Jerry Jones to publicly express his disappointment with the team’s coaching staff. The Cowboys, who are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games in November, own a one-game lead over Philadelphia in the NFC East as they look to improve their 31-19-1 record on Thanksgiving Day. The Bills have been succeeding thanks to their strong defensive play as they rank third in the in total defense (288.6 yards) and passing defense (184.3). Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. ET in the second game of the 2019 Thanksgiving Day . Dallas is a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Cowboys vs. Bills odds, off a half-point from the opener, while the over-under for total points is 47. Before you make any Bills vs. Cowboys picks of your own, you need to hear what NFL expert Emory Hunt has to say.

Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007, and a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette. He knows the game from a player’s perspective. In addition, Hunt has his pulse on the Cowboys. In fact, he has hit 24 of his last 37 against-the-spread involving Dallas. Anyone who has followed him is way up. 

Now, Hunt has locked in on and generated another strong against-the-spread pick for Thursday’s NFL Thanksgiving Day 2019 matchup. . Now, here are several NFL betting lines for Cowboys vs. Bills: a Berlin coach.He has resigned as coach of Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin after only 10 weeks in charge.Appointed in late November on a deal until the end of the season, the former striker is returning to his initial role on the club’s advisory board.

Cowboys vs. Bills spread: Dallas -6.5Cowboys vs. Bills over-under: 47 points Cowboys vs. Bills money line: Dallas -310, Buffalo +250DAL: RB needs 81 rushing yards to reach 1,000 for tmanager Jurgen Klopp.The Reds are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League this season.”I am never tired of praising Klopp,” Firmino said.”He has so many good things on and off the pitch. He really helps us on a daily basis, we learn so muhe third time in four years BUF: QB seeking eighth straight multi-TD passing effort

Hunt knows the Cowboys will give Buffalo’s defense fits since they possess the league’s top-ranked offense (433.4 yards). Dallas also is first in the NFL in passing offense (303.5 yards) thanks to quarterback , who has recorded a league-leading 3,433 yards through the air. The fourth-year signal-caller is 453 yards away from eclipsing the career high he set last season and has thrown for over 400 three times already this year. 

The Cowboys failed to record a touchdown for the first time this season last Sunday, ending Prescott’s streak of three consecutive games with a trio of scoring passes. The quarterback’s success this season in part can be credited to Dallas’ offensive line, which has allowed a league-low 12 sacks.

Even if Cooper comes through, Dallas is no guarantee to cover the Cowboys vs. Bills spread on Thanksgiving Day. 

Buffalo possesses the fifth-ranked rushing offense in the league at 139.2 yards per contest and witnessed the first career 100-yard performance by in Sunday’s victory. The rookie running back out of Florida Atlantic gained 106 yards against the and is averaging 5.8 on 84 carries this season. Singletary’s effort contributed to the Bills’ total of 244 rushing yards, their highest amount since Week 16 of 2016. 

The Bills also are strong on the other side of the ball and enter Thursday third in the NFL in total defense (288.6 yards) and passing defense (184.3). Buffalo has registered 11 sacks over its last two contests, its highest total in such a span since 2014 (12). Defensive end has been a main factor, recording three of his career-high five sacks in the team’s last two games.

Hunt has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he’s leaning Under, he has discovered a crucial x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s sharing it only at SportsLine.