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ffers for Jordon Ibe.The Cherries are not happy wi


third baseman was forced to leave Thursday’s game against the Rangers after taking just two swings, as he appeared to grab his side during a first-inning at-bat. He wasAaron Wan-Bissar victory over Finland.The Azzurri won their Euro qualifier 2-1 through a Lazio striker Ciro Immobile goal and a Jorginho, of Chelsea, penalty.”There was a liext season.The former goalkeeper hung up the gloves after two seasons away with Arsenal.And last week, Cech was named Chelsea’s new technical and performance advisor.He told the club’s website: “I wanted to consider every possible option I had and I ttle bit of suffering, but we created it ourselves. We were dominating the game and gave awaka.Indeed, United believe they have recruited well over the last 12 months, says Four Four Two.The Red Devils forked out to land the trio from Swansea, Leicester and Crystal Palace during the summer transfer window.And all three have e replaced by Cliff Pennington, and the extent of the injury is not yet known. 

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striker Olivier Giroud after Thursday’s victory o


The have optioned to Triple-A Round Rock, the club announced Tuesday.

Perez was called up to be the 26th man for Monday’s doubleheader against Arizonepresent La Roja.Fati, 16, has risen to stardom after a superb start to the season in Barcelona’s first team and there areo big for him.United go into Sunday’s encounter in 12 place, 15 points behind Premier League leaders and arch rivals Liverpool , and just two points above the relegation zone. “No, I’ve never felt it’s too big for me,” said Solskjaer. “I’m confiden rumours that he will be called up to the senior Spain squad in October.”Right now, we don’t have any plans for Ansu Fati becausa. He allowed three runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings. Expect him to be the first starter up if the Rangers suffer a blow to their rotation.

More News 03/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff re outplayed by Chelsea in the Europa League final.The Blues smashed their London rivals 4-1 in Baku.Speaking to BT Sport, Emery said: “First is congratulations to Chelsea. In the first half we played with good opportunities to take a good result. We 02/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 12/13/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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n the next 72 hours.L’Equipe says Arsenal and ASSE


outfielder/infielder , who flipped his bat after his home run Friday night, was hit by a pinch during his lone pinch-hit appearance in Saturday’s 11-2 defeat to the Pirates.Pirates reliever Bryan Morris tossed one pitch in the dirt before tagging Valdespin in the right forearm with a 94-mph pitch. Manager Terry Collins was aware of the chance of a retaliation from Pittsburgh despite inserting him in the game. “He plays with a little excitement and a little flair, and once in a while somebody’s going to be a little disturbed by it,” Collins said. “If nothing else, he grew by it. And that’s the most beneficial thing that could have happened.”Valdespin is hitting 242/.286/.439 with three home runs and 11 RBAC Milan’s move for Watford winger Gerard on hold.The wing-back has impressed at St. James’ Park this season, and the club have an option to make his loan deal from Eintracht Frankfurt permanent.But Willems insists he is only focused on performing on the pitch.He told the Chronicle: “It is Deulofeu is on hold.Calcio Mercato report that the club’s sportiite is grateful to the Barcelona support for the way they’ve welcomed him.The emergency signing from Leganes has proved an instant hit with the fans – and he’s happy with the way he’s been accepted.He told Mundo Deportivo: “Of course, it was a surpring director Leonardo could leave the club in the summer.The imminent departure of Leonardo has held up Milan’s push to sign Deulofeu.The Serie A giants will not pursue a deal until Leonardo has been replaced.I in 66 at-bats.

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denied reports he’s suffering from Alzheimer’s.Th


The have been tight-lipped about ‘s hamstring injury, saying only that the best-case scenario is a return to the lineup in 2-3 weeks. Despite the lack of concrete information, Fantasy owners have no choice but to keep the slugger stashed, as Scott White notes in his column.

White ranks Stanton as the No. 1 player currently on the disabled list. You don’t need us to remind you that Stanton is an undroppable player, especially since he disappointed so badly prior to the injury. You have to hang on to Stanton for as long as it takes to recover, even as you grumble about how injury-prone he has proven to be in his young career. 

More Ne the new season with a five-man backroom team.With Lampard in the Chelsea dugout will be Jody Morris, who formed one-half of the duo’s successful partnership at Derby last season.Morris has taken up the role of assistant head coach at the club where ws 04/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 04/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/29/2020 Former Premier League manier Amaechi is staying patient at Hamburg.The 18 year-old prospect moved to HSV last summer for €2.5m, though is struggling to make an impression.”I am very patient. Of course I want to play. Of course, when I’m not in the team, I’m sad. But I’m trager Neil Warnock has hailed the improvement in Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck.Warnock says he was offered the Scot when in charge of Cardiff City.He told talkSPORT: “I think they had been tempted to let him go two or three times.“I had his agent on a while ago saying ‘I think he’ll be leaving the club’ but what’s he done? He’s done it on the pitch. He’s worked his socks off, scored important goals and been part of that dressing room.“They’ve got a great chance of getting in Europe. An absolutely great chance.” • by RotoWire Staff 03/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/19/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/17/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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signed a deal to broadcast one live English Premie


starter did not last long as he ran up his pitch count Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.Nicasio, who made his fourth start of the season, gave up a solo home run to Didi Gregorius and was charged with another run before leaving the game. He yielded two runs and three hits in 4 1/3 innings in a 4-3 defeat. He also struck out three and walked three in 96 pitches, 62 strikes. Nicasio has a 5.31 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. The 26-yeallard is delighted with the form of Sam Greenwood.The striker scored twice in their 4-3 FA Youth Cup victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.Gillard said, “I thought he was very good. I thought his hold up play was very good. “He caused them problemsr-old is slated to take the mound Friday in a rematch against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. He has allowed six runs in 11 innings away from Coors Field.

More News 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/19/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 rby County.The Rams are reportedly looking at Gerrard to replace his former England teammate Frankr Jose Mourinho has spoken about the team’s failure in the Champions League final last season.Spurs reached the showpiece event for the first time in their history, but they were unable to defeat Liverpool.Mourinho, who took over from Mauricio Pochet Lampard, should he complete a return to Chelsea this week.When asked if he was aware of the speculation, Gerrard told Sky Sports: “Yes I’m aware of it • by RotoWire Staff 09/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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for Sheffield United counterpart Chris Wilder.The


pitcher might throw a bullpen session Tuesday, to the ectively chief exec of Milan for over 21 years.He told “When there is no clash with Monza, I never miss a Milan game.“In your opinion, after 31 years as CEO of Milan, do you think I could not have theis international fu-Odoi insists he has RECOVERED from the coronavirus.The 19-year-old’s diagnosis was confirmed in the early hours of Friday morning, following on from Arsenal’s announcement that head coach Mikel Arteta had also tested positive for the virus.The entirture to England.The 18-year-old was born in Ealing, London but has Nigerian parents so therefore can play for England or Nigeria. Saka, who is currently playing at left-back for the Gunners, has represented the Three Lions at under Rossoneri colours in my heart? New York Daily News.

Marcum has been sidelined with inflammation in his neck. He’s been getting injections to help him deal with the injury. Marcum also had some shoulder issues during the spring. There’s no timetable for Marcum’s return, and manager Terry Collins said that he’s not “anywhere close to getting into a game.”

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lled up to the Wales squad.Aaron Ramsey has been r


After making his season debut Tuesday, pitcher has become a two-start option for Fantasy Week 1. l is attracting Premier League interest.Currently third-choice at Bayern, Fruchtl wishes to leave at the end of the season in search of regular firstle United are moving for PSG youngster Moussa Sissako.The 19 year-old has been in talks with Newcastle for several weeks, reports RMC.And negotiations have now moved to the next level with Newcastle making a nominal offer to PSG for Sissako. A four-y team football.”Christian is still planning to leave in the coming season. But it is also clear that The Houston Chroned with victory over Napoli.Higuain admits the 4-3 win over Napoli was “a rollercoaster” and expressed his determination to earn his place at Juventus.“Wow. That was a rollercoaster,” Pipita told Sky Sport Italia.“They scored two goals very quickicle reports Friday that Harrell, who was originally scheduled to start Monday, will take the mound Sunday to wrap up a three-game home set against the A’s.The right-hander, who allowed just one run over six innings in his debut, went 6-3 with a 2.34 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP in 13 starts at home last season.

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2020 NFL Draft: League to reportedly make drastic change to draft process, no longer set for Vegas


The NFL has a massive decision to make, and it needs to make it soon. Thus far, while other leagues have been forced to either suspend or outright cancel their seasons and/or events, the NFL has rolled along with a mostly business-as-usual attitude — in Florida and the . The haven’t yet shaken the ground beneath the league, but a recent report suggests that is about to change, starting with the 2020 .

The event is set to be held from April 23-25 in Las Vegas, but with the city having essentially closed down due to coronavirus and mandates having been issued to temporarily ban gatherings of more than 50 people — a mandate issued by the Center for Disease Control — the canceled public fan events, but not the draft itself. It appears it will still go on as scheduled, but from inside of a television studio of some sort, per Sam Farmer of the LA Times, and not in Vegas at all. The location of the studio is yet unknown. 

The NFL has made no public announcement regarding additional changes to the draft at the time this article goes to file, but cs he won’t push to leave for Manchester United.United are expected to make an opening offer of €60m for Fernandes this week.Asked about his situation, Fernandes said: “I don’t care about the market. “I’ve talked about this a lot, I don’t need to taommissioner Roger Goodell did issue the following memo to league employeesymar’s return.The Brazilian is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain and the Catalans are frontrunners for his signature, though Real Madrid are also interested.”Of course we’d like him to come back,” Pique said to La 1 of Television Espanola.”But it in mid-March: 

“Planning fots this season’s title race will be decided by a wide field.Klopp insists the Premier League title race will not be solely between Liverpool and Manchester City.He said, “The more important thing for me is it’s not a two-horse race. If it was, we donr the Draft is a good example of how we need to think differently, embrace technology and collaborate. We will also use the Draft to help support fans and those people impacted in our communities. While there have been changes to the way we work and some of our plans, we have an unwavering commitment to upholding the NFL’s legacy of unifying and lifting the spirit of America, and bringing out the best in our fans and in our communities around the world. You’ll hear more from us in the days and weeks ahead about how we intend to demonstrate that commitment well beyond our fields. 

“And I hope you’ll share your ideas on how we can do that.”

Should the league prove the report accurate, the broadcast will reportedly also include cut-aways to each team’s war room/draft headquarters as the process rolls along. This would be a nostalgic setup that harkens back decades to when there wasn’t much pomp and circumstance surrounding the event — when it was all put together in stark contrast to prospects being prepped in 2020 for boat transport to a stage in Las Vegas with thousands of fans jeering or cheering. 

With teams themselves having banned travel for their respective personnel ahead of the draft, it’s unlikely all 32 would be willing to lift the ban and risk exposure to COVID-19, putting the NFL’s back against the wall in much the way it’s done virtually every other sports league in the world. And if professional football needs a reminder it’s not somehow immune to it all, head coach Sean Payton . 

Putting lives in danger for the draft simply isn’t worth it, and likely why the NFL — although having not yet said it — will adopt the old-school format in 2020.

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Ezekiel Elliott denied preliminary injunction, starting clock on six-game suspension


U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied  request for a preliminary injunction Monday night, allowing the six-game suspension the handed the running back for violating the league’s personal conduct policy to begin. 

However, enforcement of the order is stayed for 24 hours, “to afford the parties an opportunity to consider their appellate options.” The next move in this case is likely an NFL Players Association appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which has jurisdiction over appeals from the district courts in Connecticut, Vermont and New York. (Elliott and the NFLPA are unlikely to win a ruling in the Second Circuit, which counts the Tom Brady appeal as controlling precedent.)  

Elliott will now miss the ‘ games against the , , , , Washington and the . He would be eligible to return on Dec. 17 for the Cowboys’ Week 15 game against the , pending an appeal. However, because his request for an injunction was denied, the suspension begins immediately and he cannot practice with the team or play in games unless the Second Circuit reverses course on this ruling. 

This is obviously bad news for the Cowboys — and Zeke owners in Fantasy. Our own Heath Cummings says there is no sugarcoating the fact that Elliott, as it stands right now, will be out  for the remainder of the Fantasy regular season, as well as Week 14, the first week of the Fantasy playoffs in many leagues. He offers . 

Judge Failla asked pointed questions of both sides throughout the hearing, focusing on the lack of evidence of a “conspiracy” against Elliott, which the NFLPA alleged in its initial filings; the idea of irreparable harm to Elliott if he were to be suspended; and the NFL’s barring the testimony of lead investigator Kia Roberts, who said she did not find Elliott’s accuser credible and would not have recommended a suspension. 

It appears she found the NFL’s arguments more credible, and thus allowed the suspension, which was initially . In particular, Judge Failla said that the NFL obtaining the “benefit of its bargain” under the CBA outweighed any harm that would be suffered by Elliott were he to be suspended. 

The decision is also bad news for players that might be suspended in the future, just as was the case when the Brady appeal reached its ultimate conclusion. 

Elliott appealed his initial suspension prior to the start of the season, but it was upheld by the designated arbitrator, Harold Henderson, who was appointed by Roger Goodell. Henderson did not require Elliott’s accuser to testify at nited were keen on signing former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny from Juventus last summer, it has been revealed.The Poland international, who left the Gunners for Juve in 2017, has established himself as No 1 for the Italian champions over thethe appeal hearing, nor did he require Goodell to testify. He also did not require the NFLPA be given access to investigators’ notes. Elliott appealed that arbitration award and was allowcial media act.Mustafnding big money to sell captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.The Daily Express says Arsenal want £70million for Aubameyang if he leaves the club the summer.The Gabon striker is contracted to Emirates Stadium until June 2021 but has garneredi has become the poster boy for the Gunners’ defensive woes over recent season.Many supporters would like to see the German defender sold this summer.And they might get their wish if the 27-year-old’s social media is anything to ed to play in Week 1 when he won a . 

At the time, it seemed like he’d be able to play the entire season while the matter was sorted out in court. But the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals  on Oct. 12. In response, Elliott filed another request for a temporary restraining order, which. That TRO allowed Elliott to play in the Cowboys’ past two games while the court waited for Judge Faillo, who had been assigned the case, to return from a scheduled vacation. 

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Adam Gase-Jay Cutler reunion a sham, but Dolphins’ issues are bigger than their QB


It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The , after limping to a 1-4 start a season ago, caught fire over the final 10 weeks, finished 10-6 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2008. A big reason for that success: the maturation of franchise quarterback , who had stumbled his way through much of his first four seasons but finally put things together under first-year coach Adam Gase, who had success getting the most out of quarterbacks young and old during stints as offensive coordinator with the and .

That included no-brainer results with Peyton Manning in Denver, but Gase was also the quarterbacks coach in Denver when was elevated to starter in 2011 and helped the team to a division title and a playoff win. Arguably more impressive than that: what Gase did for career during their one year together in Chicago in 2015.

Before looking ahead, it’s instructive to look back.

At one point during the 2014 season, a year before Gase’s arrival, Cutler was benched for . Let that sink in for a moment. And from 2012-14, Cutler never finished higher than 16th in total QB value, according to ‘ metrics. In 2015 under Gase, Cutler finished 10th, just behind , and . He threw for 3,659 yards with 21 touchdownsastle 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.“I, 11 interceptions, a completion percentage of 64.4 and a passer rating of 92.3. 

Cutler set career bests in passer rating and career lows in interceptions, and his 244 passing yards per game was No. 2 behind only his 2008 season in Denver. And Cutler’s one year with Gase shares a lot of similarities with what Tannehill and Gase accomplished in their first year together in 2016.

Consider Tannehill’s final stat line: 67.1 completion percentage, 230.4 pass yards per game, 19 TDs, 12 INTs, 93.5 passer rating. So when Tannehill , it made sense that Gase would turn to what he knew — and had success with — in Cutler. 

But through three games the Dolphins are 1-2, the offense has no identity, and Cutler looks a lot like the guy the Bears cut in the offseason. Even before Sunday’s 20-0 shellacking in London by the , the Dolphins had the 22nd-ranked passing offense (and 30th ranked rushing offense), according to , and Cutler ranked 23rd in total value among all quarterbacks, just behind , and .

In terms of conventional stats, Cutler’s numbers aren’t terrible; he’s completing 66.7 percent of his throws with two touchdowns and two interceptions and he hasn’t lost a fumble. And while it’s easy to mock him for impersonating a statue when lined up at wide receiver in the wildcat formation …

… the real issues are throws like this, which bring back a rush of bad memories for Bears fans who were subjected to those sorts of poor decisions on a weekly basis — save the one year Gase was in Chicago:

Maddening. And familiar. That’s probably the best way to describe that off-balanced, ill-conceived throw that was destined to be intercepted even before the ball was snapped.

It’s not all Cutler’s fault

Gase’s ability to get the most out of Cutler is why bringing him out of retirement made some sense. (You knew that Cutler had , right? That until he signed with the Dolphins.)

The 2015  had the 10th-best offense in the league, according to , just ahead of the . Cutler was a big part of that but so too were the players around him, starting with  (807 receiving yards, four TDs),  (439 receiving yards, three TDs) and  (898 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs; 389 receiving yards, three TDs). And while the Dolphins’ offense finished 14th last season, they have younger, more athletic playmakers up and down the roster.  (1,136 yards, 4 TDs),  (744/4) and  (726/9) can all be game-changers. And , whose 1,272 rushing yards last season included three games of more than 200 yards, ranked seventh among all backs last season. 

Unfortunately, there have been no dominant performances in 2017. Parker’s eight-catch, 76-yard effort in a Week 3 loss to the is as close as it gets. Meanwhile, Landry is averaging an anemic 6.6 yards per reception, Stills has just nine catches in three games and Ajayi is averaging 3.6 yards per carry. 

Against the Saints, Ajayi ran for 46 yards on 12 carries. According to Pro Football Focus, 44 of those 46 yards came after initial contact. And for the season, 148 of Ajayi’s 184 total yards have come after contact. This goes a long way in explaining a running game that ranks 30th behind an offensive line that is 29th in run blocking.

But there’s more! The Dolphins defense, which was supposed to be a strength this season, has regressed. The unit , sandwiched between the  and . This is nothing to draw attention to until you learn that the 2015 Bears defense ranked 31st. It’s hard to win football games when your defense can’t stop anybody. 

It helps explain why the B Paulo Dybala is eager to hear from Manchester United.Tuttsport says Dybala has ‘said yes’ to leaving Juventus this summer and he could be instrumental in bringing Paul Pogba back to Turin. The Argentine forward has long been admired by Ole Gunnar Soears were 6-10 in ’15, the Dolphins improved to 10-6 last season, and why Miami spent much of the offseason solidifying its defense. The team re-signed defensive end  and safety , signed free-agent safeties  and T.J. McDonald and inside linebacker , and then used their first three draft picks on defenders: pass rusher  in Round 1, linebacker  in Round 2, and defensive back  in Round 3. 

But McDonald is suspended for the first eight games (which the team knew when it signed him) and Timmons went AWOL for several days before the season opener. McMillian is on injured reserve after tearing his ACL, and Harris has been used sparingly and is still looking for his first sack.

This is bigger than Cutler, a reality not lost on Gase.

“It’s not time to panic,” he said after the latest loss. “We’ve beieves a title win for Liverpool would help get over his infamous slip against Chelsea in 2014.Gerrard slipped to allow Demba Ba to score at Anfield, with the loss to Jose Mourinho’s side playing a major part in Liverpool loosing the title.The Reds loen through way worse than this. So we want to figure out what’s going on and then fix the problem. That’s really the only thing we’re concerned about. … We’ve got the guys here, we’re just trying out what’s going on, why are we stumbling?”

Put another way: Gase over backup , who has started 28 games in 10-plus seasons — including the final three 2016 regular-season games and the wild-card loss to the . 

For comparison’s sake, Cutler ranks 25th this season in passer rating (92.5) when facing no pressure, according to . When under pressure, Cutler ranks 20th though his passer rating drops to 56.0. Against the Saints, Cutler was pressured on half of his dropbacks and he was sacked four times and tossed the aforementioned interception. He ended the day with a passer rating of only 43.1 when facing pressure.

During his three starts a season ago, Moore ranked sixth among all quarterbacks in passer rating when kept clean (111.9) and fourth when facing pressure (93.0). So, yes, there is an argument for why he should play. But it’s worth remembering that the Dolphins started 1-4 last season before everything came together. And that the 2017 season started with Hurricane Irma forcing the team to relocate to California after their Week 1 opener against the was rescheduled.

And the hectic-even-by–standards travel schedule will remain an issue. :

Miami’s schedule is going to continue to do them no favors. They finally head home, back from a drubbing in London, to face a wounded team, which is no easy assignment. The Dolphins still haven’t played a real home game yet. And Jay Cutler isn’t getting any younger or better.

A week ago, after the Dolphins managed just six points against the Jets (Miami is averaging 8.3 points a game this season), Gase correctly called the offense “garbage.”

“A lot of bad football,” he said at the time. “More mental errors than we’ve had the last two years. I’ll find the guys that want to do it right, and those are the guys that will play. I’m upset about the way our offense played. I’m just tired of watching it for two years. Just garbage. So, we’re going to figure something out.”

Fans are tired of watching it too. But Gase isn’t yet ready to blame Cutler to the point of replacing him with Moore, though that may change. After hosting the Titans, the Dolphins travel to Atlanta to face the .

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Eagles QB Carson Wentz gets married and collects another ring


If you think you’re owning the jewelry game these days, you might want to consult with .

A month after from his ‘ LII win in February, the third-year quarterback has added another ring to his collection — this time after getting married.

Two days after the Birds beat the to capture thea veiled dig at Mikel Arteta after he was confirmed as Arsenal’s new manager.Arteta has never managed rateful that Jurgen Klopp signed a new contract with the club.Klopp extended his current deal from 2021 to 2024 with the club sitting atop the Premier League table.And speaking to the club’s website, Alexander-Arnold expressed his delight over the nebefore, and has spent the past three seasons woraldum’s attacking role in defeat at Champions League opponents Barcelona.With Roberto Firmino on the bench for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final after injury, Wijnaldum moved forward to supplement Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in attackking under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.Mourinho said: “The only point I can find – and it is ir first Lombardi Trophy, Wentz to his girlfriend, Maddie. And now, with just weeks until the Eagles return to the field for preseason action, the 2017 MVP candidate has gotten a wedding band of his own, celebrating the start of marriage before the anticipated start of Philadelphia’s Super Bowl encore.

Wentz has stayed busy in the offseason following the Eagles’ title run. Between marrying Maddie, and, perhaps most important of all to Philly fans, from injury, the Pro Bowler doesn’t seem like he’ll be leaving the spotlight anytime soon.

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Buccaneers Game Preview vs. Saints: Analysis, prediction, TV info


Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla., (grass, outdoors)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox)

Saints by 2.5 Sunny; projected kickoff temperature: low-80s.

Saints (Overall: 1-4; NFC South: 0-1); Bucs (Overall: 2-3; NFC South: 1-0)

Two most recent meetings — Nov. 6, 2011: Saints 27, Bucs 16; Oct. 16, 2011: Bucs 26, Saints 20. Series record: Saints lead 23-17.

The loss of coach Sean Payton and pt after suffering an ankle injury playing for Chile.The 30-year-old is on-loan at Inter from Manchester United and has made four appearances for the Nerazzurri so far this season, scoring one goal.He was on the end of a heavy challenge from Juventus layers like in the bounty scandal have wreaked havoc on the Saints, who sputtered to an 0-4 start before beating the Chargers two weeks ago. New Orleans is coming off a bUnited boss Steve Bruce hopes to have transfer funds released in talks with owner Mike Ashley.Ashley attended last night’s FA Cup replay win over Rochdale.Bruce is now set for talks with Ashley in the next 24 hours and said: “Nothing planned just yye, and if it plans to contend in the NFC South, it will have to start winning immediately. On the other side, the Bucs hope to get back to .500 before back-to-back road games, including a four-day turnaround as they play Thursday night at Minnesota.

WR had arguably his best game since his breakout rookie season in last week’s win over the Chiefs. He had 113 yards receiving on four catches, including a 62-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He also drew multiple pass interference penalties. For the Bucs to keep up with the Saints’ high-powered passing attack, Williams will have to have another strong outing.

When you pit the Quique Setien after his appointment as new Barcelona coach.Setien has succeeded Ernesto Valverde, who was sacked by Barca on Monday.And Guardiola admits he was impressed by Setien when he previously brought Betis to England. Guardiola commented, “He ‘s 31st-ranked pass defense against Saints QB , it almost doesn’t seem fair. New Orleans WR has been coming into his own, with 18 catches, 284 yards and four touchdowns in the team’s last two games. Can anyone in the Tampa Bay secondary match up with Colston?

DE could be close to returning, as he practiced this week for the first time since injuring his Achilles in the offseason. OG was limited in practice this week with a foot injury. WR was also limited late in the week with a calf issue, but coach Greg Schiano told reporters it was a precautionary move. Saints TE has been limited in practice with an ankle injury.

Tampa Bay has fared far better on offense when throwing deep. The Bucs are second in the NFL in average yardage per completion at 14. If QB could be a bit more accurate (he’s only completing 55.2 percent of his throws), the Bucs’ offense could take off.

OG Nicks played the previous four seasons in New Orleans, earning Pro Bowl designation in 2010 and 2011. He signed with Tampa Bay in the offseason as part of the Bucs’ aggressive free agency signing period, which included the addition of WR Jackson and TE .

The Bucs should have little problem slowing New Orleans’ running game, which is 30th in the NFL at 75.2 yards per game. Tampa Bay has the league’s second-best run defense, allowing 75 yards per game. But on the opposite side, the NFL’s second-worst pass defense (312.2 yards per game allowed) has to face Brees and the No. 1 pass offense (326.8 yards per game). It’s weakness vs. strength in run and pass when the Saints have the ball.

When Williams and fellow WR Jackson each had more than 100 yards receiving in the team’s loss to Washington, they became the first Bucs receiving tandem to top the century mark in the same game in two decades. Could they do it again? The Saints have the NFL’s 26th-ranked pass defense and the league’s worst total defense.

The Bucs have a quick, tough turnaround after this one, as they have to travel to Minnesota for a Thursday night game. Another trip to Oakland awaits after that before the team returns home to face San Diego on Nov. 11. Tampa Bay doesn’t have another NFC South game until Nov. 18 at Carolina.

Saints 31, Bucs 27

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Saints OT Zach Strief questionable for 49ers game


offensive tackle (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with San Francisco. Speaking after practice on Friday, he agreed with that assessment.

Strief, who participated on a limited basis Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, said he did not know whether he would be able to pe celebrated their swoop for Birmingham City striker Che Adams with a swipe at Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp.With a host of Saints players going to Liverpool in recent years, Virgil van Dijk, Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane tolay.

“Any athletic movement starts with your core, so there’s a lot of things that can hurt,” Strief said. “I’m so close, but that’s why I can’t give an answer. It’s so close either way. In a controlled situation, it’s absolutely fine right now, but the fact of the matter is in a game you’re not in a controlled environment.”

Strief said he has spent plenty of time in practice helping undrafted rookie , who will start in his place if he can’t go. Harris played the end of the first half and the entire second half against Oakland last week after Strief’s backup, , sustained a knee injury.

“I’ve tried to do anything and everything I could to pass on the knowledge I have this week,” Strief said. “Sometimes with guys the concern is you don’t want to train the guy that’s going to replace you. That’s essentially what you’re doing, but if you’re going to say I’m going to do anything to help the team, that includes helping the guy behind you be a 100 percent.”

San Francisco OLB Aldon Smith, who had 5½ sacks against Chicago on Monday night, likely would line up against Harris early and often.

“We obviously put together a game plan this week with the thought that we’re going to have to help those guys,” offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael said. “Last week (Harris) got thrown into the fire in a two-minute drill, and as the game evolved, he calmed down and helped us.”

: Conventional wisdom is New Orleans’ defense got strafed by San Francisco in the 49ers’ 36-32 win in the divis Herbert Hainer has declared they wanterpool defender Dejan Lovren is adamant they’ll be stronger next season.Lovren is adamant they’ll build on another impressive campaign – which could end with them as European champions.”When you look back on the last three years, it was every season to sign Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane.Sane has resumed training at City after missing out on an August move to Bayern due to a knee injury suffered in the Community Shield.And quoted by the Passauer Neue Pional round of the last season.

Saints safety remembers it differently, and the statistics bear him out. The 49ers scored 17 points early, capitalizing on three turnovers, and 13 points late, getting some big plays. In between, they had a total of six first downs on 11 possessions.

“Leaving that game, I thought we played well defensively,” said Jenkins, who was burned on a beautiful 49-yard pass from Alex Smith to tight end Vernon Davis for San Francisco’s first TD. “They made plays at the end of the game to win. They finished better than we did. But for us to even be in that game, the defense made a lot of stops to allow our offense to get back in the game. Overall, I thought our defensive performance was pretty good.”

The Saints announced Friday that Brown, DE (sprained ankle) and cornerbacks (left knee) and (concussion) were out of the San Francisco game. The injuries to the CBs leaves New Orleans with three corners — starters and and reserve .

RB , who practiced all week, is probable. He has missed the last three games with a broken left hand.

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Clean up your inbox with Automatic Outlook Duplicate Remover

Outlook provides various ways to manage the size of your mailbox (see Mailbox Cleanup in Outlook 2013), but nothing to help you deal with the duplicates that could be cluttering your system. is a free tool which does exactly what you’d expect, finding and removing duplicates from your Outlook email folders, contacts, calendar, notes and tasks. ThSadio Mane is happy to receive praise from Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi.Messi voted for Mane in the FIFA Men’s Best Player of the Year award.Mane told reporters: “It’s a great compliment when Messi votes for you. If you look at where I’ve come from, it shows I’ve come quite far.”All I can say [to kids] is to keep working hard and go for your dream.”e program must be installed, for some reason: it’s very simple and could probably be made portable without difficulty. But there’s no extra payload, no adware or anything else, and it’ll have minimal impact on your PC.On launch you’re presented with a tree representing your Outlook data (all versions from 2003 to 2013 are supported). Check one or two folders — “Contacts”, “Inbox” — and the program will scan just those, or click “Outlook Data File” to check them all.Clicking Settings allows you to define how duplicates will be detected. By default emails are assumed to be duplicates if their body and subject lines are the same, for instance, but you can also use the Sender Name, To, Cc, Bcc and Attachments fields, as well as the Unread status.Click Search and Automatic Outlook Duplicate Rem feedback from Belgium coach Roberto Martinez since last year.Nainggolan was controversially omitted from Belgium’s World Cup squad last summer.But he revealed, “I didn’t miss a single game played in Russia, it was incredible, an excellent result. over leaps into action, working its way through your data according to the rules you’ve defined. This might take a while, but the program at least keeps you up-to-date by displaying some details on duplicates as they’re discovered.Once the scan is complete, its results are displayed in the Found Duplicates tab. This is another tree, where every folder represents an item – like an email — and every duplicate is listed within it. From what we can see, the oldest items are preselected for deletion, but you can review every one individually and choose exactly what you’d like to keep.When you’re happy, click Remove and any selected duplicates are deleted. This can take quite some time, too, but the good news is theycontent_img’re sent to the Deleted folder, and so easy to recover if there’s a problem later.We noticed one odd bug with the program: if a folder has subfolders, you must select at least one of them. That is, if you select Inbox then Inbox\1 and Inbox\2 are also checked. You can deselect folder 1 or 2, but clear them both and Inbox is deselected, too. This isn’t fatal — you won’t be affected if you’re scanning every folder, and you could always just create and select a new “Empty” folder as a workaround — but it is annoying.That aside,  works very well, providing a customizable way to locate and remove duplicates, giving you complete control over what to delete, and allowing you to recover any of these later.

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How CEOs are failing to exploit social media

Social media is a large part of many people’s lives these days but it seems that people at the top of enterprises and large organizations are more reluctant to eng.The young striker is being watched by the Hammers leading up to the winter market.Paderborn sports director Martin Przondziono told BILD: “He has huge potential, is not finished in his development. “The rumours that he is already transferred to Westage. Management education advice site  has produced an infographic looking at how CEOs are lagging behind in their use of social media despite the benefits it can bring to their personal and professional reputation.It shows that 68 percent of CEOs have no social media presence at all and of those that do only one in three uses more than one site. The platform of choice for single site users is LinkedIn which is used by 73 percent. Only 8.3 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs have Twitter accounts but between them they have 3.7 million followers, showing the size of the potential audience the others are missing out on.Interestingly three out of four consumers sacontent_imgy they feel a company is more trustworthy if its high level management participate in social media. Also 76 percent of executives s’s prepared to play Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic in attack.Benkovic was handed his first start for the Robins and scored as they defeated Derby County at Ashton Gate.”In the Championship you want to make sure every box is ticked,” Johnson tay they’d rather work for a socially engaged CEO.You can see the full infographic, which includes tips on how CEOs can use social media effectively, below.Source: