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ch Zinedine Zidane was pleased with their performa

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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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n new contract talks with Matteo Guendouzi.Gazzett

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outfielder slid into the leadoff spot Thursday against the Twins, in place of Norichika lled up to the Wales squad.Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out of the Wales squad for matches against Azerbaijan and Belarus, with United youngster Levitt drafted in as his replacement.The Football Association of Wales announced the news of Ramsey’s withAoki, who is in the midst of a 2-for-26 slump.Gomez has started at least a game in every spot in the lineup. He is hitting .330 with a .372 on-base percentage in 50 games. He told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he would .”I feel pretty good there,” Gomez said. “It’s fun. I know I’m going to have a lot of people on base. If I lead off, I have [Jonathan] Lucroy behioan Arsenal striker grabbed the winner against Blackpool on the weekend.”His finish was well taken and composed but it was his first touch which set it up for him,” explained Appleton to weareimps.com.”The combination we saw between Tyler (Walker) annd me, and he hits the ball to all fields really good. He can move me around. Then whoever’s in the seventh spot — Rickie [Weeks], Yuniesky [Betancourt] — can bring me in. If I hit fifth, Ryan [Braun], [Aramis] Ramirez and [Jean] Segura are on base a lot. Plus, I can use my speed to steal bases.”

More News ona coach succeeds David Gallego, who was sacked yesterday.Machin said at his presentation: “Thank you for the confidence shown and for the love that I am already feeling in these hours and I will surely be reciprocal with the fans. “I come to a hist 01/17/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 07/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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United legend Roy Keane says Odion Ighalo has mad

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starting pitcher dropped to 0-3 on the year by taking the loss Wednesday despite holding the Rays to three earned runs on seven hits and one walk in eight innings, striking out four. It was Koehler’s third straight quality start and his longest outing of the year.

Both starting pitchers completed at least eight innings while throwing less than 100 pitches in this quick game. Despite his ugly record, Koehler owns a 3.22 ERA in 36 1/3 innings with the Marlins this year. He’s scheduled to face the Phillies Monday in his next start.

More News 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 08/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/13/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ia have signed Danish midfielder Mikkel Krogh Damsgaard from FC Nordsjaelland.He will move to Samp at the end of the season, having agreed terms over a four-year contract this week.Samp announced: “UC Sampdoria have confireturn to the Premier League.Bale has been linked with Manchester United and former club Tottenham.”I think it would benefit him to come back and play regular football again li had Brescia ahead before Ciro Immobile netted twice – with a penalty converted in injury-time.“The team believed to the end,” Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.“We knew it would be difficult today, Brescia had prepared well and even gave up vacatiand play in a team at the top end of the Premier League,” Allardyce told talrmed the signing of midfiel 02/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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striker Olivier Giroud after Thursday’s victory o

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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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catcher returned to the lineup and behind the plate Monday against the Cubs. Flowers missed the last three games due to a back injury. 

Manager Robin Ventura was confident that Flowers would be able to return for Monday’s game. The starting catcher has gone 13 for 57 (.228) in May over 17 games with a homer and five RBI. 

More News 03/18/2020 berto Firmino.Reports in the press have indicated that Bayern Munich may be willing to make a big money offer for the attacker.But Austin, who is a Reds fan, does not think the 28-year-old no.9 should be sold under any circumstances.Firmino has eight • by RotoWire Staff .The pair combined for Hudson-Odoi to score in victory over Burnley.”I’ve always said Reece James is a great player and I like to play with him,” the 19-year-old told chelseafc.com. “We have great link-up. He likes to find you early, loves overlappin who has earned plaudits for his displays in major tournaments, is out of contract with Standard Liege in Belgium.According to Record in Mexico, Ochoa wants a new challenge and cold head to Watford.He has previously worked with Hornets boss Javi Graci 11/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/31/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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Norwich City defender Jamal Lewis is attracting ri

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With Hiram Burgos on the disabled list, the activated pitcher Friday. Gorzelanny had been on the DL since May 7 with shoulder tendinitis.

Gorzelanny will pitch out of the bullpen, where he has a 2.30 ERAier 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 tr in 15 2/3 innings. 

More News 08/21/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 03/28/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 02/03/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/09/2016 • by RotoWire Staff as joined Newcastle United’s Academy from Arsenal on a scholarship contract.Flaherty, 18, featured on a trial for the under-18 squad as Newcastle were beaten 3-0 against their Liverpool counterparts at the Kirkby Academy but almost netted a consolati 07/04/2016 • by RotoWire Staff will have a bumper transfer kitty for the January market.The Sun says United have promised Solskjaer the full £75million raised as a result of Romelu Lukaku’s sale to Inter Milan for transfers in January should he want it.The Belgian striker complet 03/28/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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confident his team will finish the season strongly

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From April 22 to May 8, the ‘ hit .188 (9 for 48), filling those who predicted his imminent demise with glee. But since then, he’s batting .341 (14 for 41) with four home runs in 10 games.

In the biz, we call that “weathering the storm.” Or at least we should. Basically, when a guy overdue for a cold streak comes out of that cold streak with numbers nearly as impressive as when he went in, his breakthrough seems all the more credible.

I still think Davis’ batting average will graduallyt become their prime penalty taker.Gabriel Jesus followed recent examples from Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling in missing from 12 yards for City on Wednesday night as they recorded a narrow 1-0 win away to Sheffield United in the Premier League.And fall to about the .280 range over the next four-plus months, but he’ll have so many bursts of productivity during that time that you’ll hardly care. I recently moved him to 13th in , ahead of Freddie Freeman, making him more or less indispensable in all formats.

More News 03/18/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/20/2020 • by RotoWire Staff be at the Wanda Metropolitano tonight to see former clubs Liverpool and Atletico Madrid do battle.Atletico will host the Reds in the first-leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Tuesday evening.El Niño, who is loved by supporters from bot 09/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff uper agent Mino Raiola insists Everton management are delighted with Moise Kean.Raiola placed the former Juventus striker at Everton this summer, with the youngster battling for form so far this season.But his agent insisted to Le Repubblica: “:I wou 08/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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Just because: The Hanshin Tigers vs. Colonel Sanders

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First, the decidedly “apropos of ies.Newcastle have immediately sent out feelers for potential managerial candidates after announcing Rafa Benitez is leaving the club.TMW says Gattuso is on their shortlist, though is yet to hear from Toon reps.While in charge of Milan, Gattuso was lnothing” backstory … Back in 1985 the Hanshin Tigers of Japan’s Central League won their loop’s equivalent of our World Series (the Japan Championship Series). According to timeless lore, fans of the newly minted champions celebrated by gathering on the Ebisubashi Bridge in Osaka and calling out each player’s name. In keeping with obvious common sense, when each player’s name was called, a fan who at least vaguely resembled that player jumped into the Dotonbori River. 

Anyhow, cosmic affliction was set in motion when the name of American-born first baseman Randy Bass was intoned. You see, no one in attendance quite looked like Mr. Bass. Lucky-happily, there was a nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken dining establishment, and said establishment had on its premises a statue of Colonel Sanders, America’s favorite member of the landed gentry.

These being ebullient Tigers rooters and these also being streets of fire, the mob set upon the statue of Colonel Sanders because of its unassailble resemblance to Mr. Bass. As you’ll soon see, both were bearded men of Western extraction …

Mr. Bass’s half of the photo is more critical of his performance than himself.The United legend is now tasked with leading his beloved club in his first full season as manager.Solskjaer knows there will be a lot of expectation and pressure from fans and pundits.But he believes is helpfuly captioned so as to prevent any (quite understandable) confusion.

Anyhow, these wilding Tigers fans on those aforementioned streets of fire, plucked the good Colonel from his moorings and tossed him into the river, whereupon he sank to the murky depths. Meanwhile, the vengeful spectral presence of the actual Colonel Sanders looked on with mounting contempt. As the story goes, he declared from beyond the grave that thentus midfielder Claudio Marchisio told Paul Pogba he was wrong to quit Turin for Manchester United.Pogba opted to make the move back to Old Trafford after four successful seasons with Italian giants Juve, rejoining United in a club-record £89million Hanshin Tigers would never again win the Series until their fans made redress for befouling his graven image.

For the next quarter century or so, the Tigers failed to win another championship and often finished in last or next-to-last place in the standings. And then finally, in 2009, after several failed attempts at Colonel retrieval, …

Rescue! No more shall the Colonel rest in the briny deepness like a forgotten Spanish galleon! Possible absolution!

As it turns out, though, the Tigers still haven’t won the series since the Colonel was fished out of the Dotonbori. Some might wield this fact as evidence there was never any curse. Right-thinking types, however, will point to it as evidence the Colonel continues to smolder from his heavenly rocking chair and has not yet decided to show mercy.

As for the statue, grainy YouTube footage, which is nothing if not admissible and incontrovertible evidence, suggests . 

Worth noting is that , which in that sense makes it no different from or .

So what have we learned today? This …

(Wink of CBS eye: , for reminding us of this gripping tale)

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lverde says Ivan Rakitic deserves his current plac

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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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shortstop enters Tuesday’s series opener at home against the Padres having hit in , MASNSports.com reports. 

Hardy has gone 12 for 35 (.343) over that stretch with three home runs, seven RBI and five runs. 

More News 06/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff or Sunday’s away clash with Norwich City.The Spaniard played in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool, but was rested for Thursday’s clash with Partizan Belgrade in Serbia.”De Gea will be ready for Sunday but we didn’t take a risk with him travellin 11/03/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/16/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2017 • by RotoWire Staff s.The club is taking these precautions due to the coronavirus outbreak in Europe.The virus has already claimed lives in Italy and is penetrating other countries on the continent.Wolves want to ensure there is minimal contact between players and suppo eganes are eyeing Wolves defender Jesus Vallejo.On-loan this season from Real Madrid, Vallejo has struggled for minutes with Wolves and is expected to cut short his stay next month.A return to Eintracht Frankfurt, where he enjoyed a superb 12 month l 09/07/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/03/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder/first baseman hasn’t provided the same lift offensively offith victory over friendly opponents Inter Milan on Saturday.After coming off the bench to add plenty of passion and energy to the proceedings, the Brazil international was happy to take three points from a difficult fixture in sweltering conditions.M the bench in 2013 that he did last season. After 23 games, Moore is hitting a disappointing .145 with one home run.

“Tyler Moore is in a little bit of a funk, he had been kind of all year,” manager Davey Johnson said, per .com. “He hasn’t been himself. We are going to try to get him more at-bats to get him in a groove.”

Hitting coach Rick Eckstein said Moore is missing on too many fastballs, which he added is also a problem for Danny Espinosa, who is also off to a slow start.

“They have to get back on the fastball,” Eckstein said. “You can’t be in between. …. When you are facing guys as tough as Kershaw, you are not going to get too many pitches that are over the heart of the plate. The breaking stuff, when it’s down in the zone, it has late sharp bite on it. It’s pretty good. You have to get on the fastball. Anytime you are sitting in between, you are late on the heater and early in the off speed. You have to get back on the heater.”

holiday during the Premier League’shis week.Fernandes is being linked with Manchester United amid reports of an offer being prepared to be table in days.However, after seeing the midfielder score twice in victory at Vitoria Setubal yesterday, Silas remained hopeful of Fernandes stayin winter break.Just two wins in their last seven in all competitions, suggests the winter break arrived at just the right time for Rodgers.“I went skiing for the first time during the winter break,” revealed the re More News 10/07/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/22/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/14/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/11/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/07/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/06/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

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The  Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Barton could split time at first base with Nate Freimann Dijk has warned teammates not to get carried away after yesterday’sinac this summer, it has been revealed.New Schalke coach David Wagner was eager to find a new left-back signing and his search led to former S04 star Kolasinac, says BILD.The defender welcomed the approach and was keen on a return.However, it was qus victory over Manchester City.Van Dijk has warned Manchester City can still come back in the title race as he insisted they must accept VAR decisions.He said: “They are the champi as Josh Reddick’s wrist injury forces Brandon Moss to the outfield. Barton is a .dmits Joao Moutinho sometimes has him in awe.Moutinho slid a signature slide-rule free-kick across the edge of the box for Ruben Neves to open the scoring in the 41st minute against Villa.Wolves went on to claim a 2-1 victory and centre-half Coady ha249/.360/.371 hitter in 484 career games.

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Rays’ pitching staff isn’t pitching like a typical Rays pitching staff

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On Monday night, the had a 7-0 lead after three innings. On Tuesday night, they had a 4-1 lead after six innings. They lost both games thanks to spectacular pitching collapses.

Entering Wednesday, the Rays had the fifth-worst ERA (4.44) and seventh-worst WHIP (1.33) in baseball this season. Last year they had the best ERA (3.19) and WHIP (1.17) in the game, both by a decent margin. The year before they had the eighth-best ERA (3.58) and second-best WHIP (1.22). Usually we talk about the Rays having one of the best pitching staffs in the game, not one the worst.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about the team’s pitching trouble is how nearly every single member of the staff is performing worse than they did a year ago. Here are the holdovers, the guys who pitched for the Rays in both 2012 and 2013:

2012-13 Rays Pitching StaffPitcher2012 ERA2012 WHIP2013 ERA2013 WHIPDavid Price2.561.106.251.48Alex Cobb4.031.252.791.19Jeremy Hellickson3.101.254.791.31Matt Moore3.811.351.951.05Fernando Rodney0.600.785.061.78Joel Peralta3.631.192.511.19Jake McGee1.950.8011.252.25Cesar Ramos2.100.975.631.63Kyle Farnsworth4.001.337.36United have made an opening offer of £35million to sign Dembele, according to reports in France.The former Celtic and Fulham striker has netted 23 times in Ligue 1 this season and has attracted attention from a number of top European teams.Ole Gunna2.32

Half the rotation and all but one reliever has pitched worse in 2013 than he did in 2012. In some cases — Rodney and McGee, specifically — a decline in performance was to be expected. Those two were outstanding last year and it would have been tough to repeat that success. Still, the decline has been drastic.

Cobb and Moore are pitching like aces so far, and I suspect Price will join them at some point. He’s simply way too good to pitch like he has over a full season. Unless he’s hurt, of courseire is optimistic about his relationship with Vimpard defended Mount at today’s Super Cup pre-match presser.He said, “I pick the best team to win the game, regardless of age. Mount deserves his chance on merit, I won’t fear to play young players. In terms of how we set up, I really liked some ofctor Lindelof.The centre-half duo successfully subdued Jamie Vardy in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Leicester City.”You have to realise partnerships are built on playing games and we have only had five games,. The entire staff has taken a step back, it seems. This looks more like a Devil Rays staff than a typical Rays staff.

Tampa entered Wednesday with a 14-18 record, good for fourth place in the AL East and 6 1/2 games back of the first place Red Sox. Their offense has been just fine so far (averaging 4.5 runs per game), but their pitching staff has been a huge disappointment. Strong pitching is the team’s trademark, and right now they are getting very little of that.

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starting pitcher prospect tossed five shutout innings, leading Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes/Barre to a win Sunday over Gwinnett. He didn’t allow a hit, walked four batters and struck out three.

“I felt like I battled early on. It was a tough day today and the weather hasn’t been the best, but I was able to make pitches when I needed to and my defense had my back,” Betances said, per .com. “My changeup kept me in the game the whole time. I was able to throw it early in the count and behind in the count.”

After posting a 13.60 ERA in his first three starts, Betances has managed a 1.76 ERA in his last three starts, lowering his ERA to 6.00. Betances is 2-2 with a .213 opponents’ batting average in six starts. He has 25 strikeouts to 16 walks in 24 innings.

Betances, who was once a prized prospect in the Yankees’ system, is trying to return to form in 2013. 

“My last year was not a good year,” he said. “For me, it’s about getting that consistency and being able to get to where I was a couple years ago. It’s just a matter of trying not to be too aggressive, staying closed and getting that front extension that will allow me to work down in the zone and throw strikes early on. Then I can mix in the off-speed pitches.”

More News 03/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff son.Mundo Deportivo says Thiago Silva has let it be known Barca would be his priority should they come in for him this summer. The veteran defender is off contract in June.And his dream at 35 is to close out his career at Barca.Interestingly, his arr 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/17/2020 n the Italian last week.The Sun says Spurs considered the Napoli boss, 60, for the vacancy but the word from Italy was that his club would need a big payout and also keep him until the new year.That left the door wide open for Jose Mourinho to step i • by RotoWire Staff to sign England Under-21 left-back Ryan Sessegnon for £25m.The deal will see Spurs midfielder Josh Onomah moving the other way.The fee for Sessegnon, 19, who scored two goals in 35 Premier League appearances last season for relegated Fulham, could r 02/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta admits their hom

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The recalled pitching prospect from Double-A Springfield Friday after optioning pitcher Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A Memphis so he can work on mechanics. Martinez, who was unable to pitch during spring training because of a visa issue, was added to the bullpen to fill Boggs’ spot.

The 21-year-old righty, considered St. Louis’ top pitching prospect by .com, has consistently reached the uppeielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out until December in the latest set-back for the Frenchman.Pogba has struggled with an ankle injury since August and has featured just five times in the Premier League this season.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sair-90s with his fastball and can top 100 mph. In three starts for Spriaux for a fee of up to 5m euros (£4.6m).The 33-year-old centre-back is having a medical on Tuesday before completing a return to France after nine years with the Premier League club.Frenchman Koscielny had a year left on his contract at Emirates Stangfield, Martinez had nine strikeouts and a walk over 11 2/3 innings with a 2.31 ERA.

More News 30D ago • by RotoWire Staff 03/16/2020 er United are ready to bid big for Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff.The London Evening Standard says United are hoping to capitalise on Newcastle’s failure to tie Longstaff down to a long-term deal. They are poised to bid for the 21-year-ol • by RotoWire Staff 03/13/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/16/2020 • by RotoWire Staff