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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Werth activated, Rendon recalled as Nationals shake up roster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Krol, 22, was acquired from the Athletics as part of the three-team Mike Morse/John Jaso trade with the Mariners this offseason. He moved to the bullpen full-time this season and owns a 0.69 ERA and 0.81 WHIP in 26 innings for the team’s Double-A affiliate before being called. Krol has never been in the big leagues.

CBSSpots.com’s Danny Knobler hears the Nationals are leaning towards placing right-hander on the DL due to his lat problem, though he will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday before a decision is made. Catcher could miss another six weeks with his hamstring injury.

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Gareth Bale is insisting the Welshman not lose an

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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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Wanderers supporter has received a four year ban f

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third baseman was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with back spasms, one day after leaving a game with the injury. Infielder Jose Igla return to England.Bergkamp quit Ajax last season after a string of rows with sporting director Marc Overmars – having laid the foundations for the enigmatic side that ended the Champions League dreams of Real Madrid and Juventus before being fellesias was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take his place.

Middlebrooks was initially listed as day to day with the injury, but appears to have suffered a setback prior to Friday’s game. 

was rewarded for his hard work and determination with a debut goal against Chelsea, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Wales international, signed from Swansea City this summer, came on as a substitute to score United’s final goal in the 4 More News 01/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 01/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff preseason with Inter Milan.The former Sochaux midfielder arrived last week.”At the moment, it’s going very well. We’re training in the right way and will continue to do this,” the 17-year-old midfielder said to Inter TV. “Preparing yourselves is very 10/10/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

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g his football under manager Eddie Howe.Ake, 24, h

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pitcher , who won in his first major-league start Wedne forged a successful coaching career at Coventry City’s academy later in his career is impressed at how der Adrian Mariappa thinks that his side were unlucky against Burnley.The Hornets had chances during the home defeat to the Clarets, but they were not clinical enough when they got in front of goal.Eventually, Burnley got three goals and condemned thNorwich are already keeping one eye on the future with the purchase of McCallum, who signed for City from the Sky Blues in January before being losday against the Athletics, might not be guaranteed another start. Manager Ron Washington about naming Wolf one of his starters for Monday’s doublmier League title this season.Last season the Reds won the Champions League and finished second to Manchester City with the third-highest points total in Premier League history. “I’d say there are at least six teams in contention,” he told Sky Sportseheader at Arizona.

“We’ll make a decision on that as we move forward,” Washington said, per The Dallas Morning News.

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ter United defender Marcos Rojo’s move to Everton.

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catcher continues to search for different methods to break out of his season-long slump, according to .com. On Saturday, Montero tried positive self-talk and was telling everyone it was about to be “Miggy Time.”

Unfortunately, Montero had just a single in Saturday’s game against the Marlins and is batting .184 on the season.

“He’s been battling,” manager Kirk Gibson said. “We’re going to get him going, he’s going to get it going. You start to analyze things, you pretty much cover it A to Z and it gets tough. You have to go up there and not be over-thinking the situation. If you do, it makes it tough, you analyze things you don’t need to analyze.”

More News 12/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff utch great Wim Kieft has warned Tottenham fans not to get carried away with new signing Steven Bergwijn.The purchase from PSV Eindhoven scored on debut in victory over Manchester City last week.But Kieft argued in De Telegraaf: “Bergwijn is just 22 04/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff season. Over the past year, Jurgen Klopp has transformed Liverpool into what many believe to be the best team in the world.They’re miles ahead of every other team in the Premier League and possibly even in Europe. Liverpool pretty much already have 04/11/2018 • by RotoWire Staff en Pienaar feels Ademola Lookman is set for a big season ahead.Pienaar insists Lookman can have a big future at Goodison Park.“I am looking forward to Lookman getting more game time and developing as a player because he is a really exciting young p 04/10/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 04/10/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 04/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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nte wants a reunion with his former Juventus midfi

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infielder went 2 for 5 with two RBI in a spot starteguilon isn’t short of offers as he prepares to leave this summer.The youngster has been told by coach Zinedine Zidane he has no place for him in next season’s squad.But despite Zidane’s opinion, ABC says some of Europe’s biggest clubs are queuing to Saturday against St. Louis.

Bianchi singandre Lacazette is set to hold talks with the club about his future.The Gunners attacker has been a key member of the team that narrowly missed out on a Champions League spot.But after losing the Europa League final to Chelsea, Metro reports that Lacled with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the ttenham manager Redknapp has revealed how he would have loved a chance to stand in the Anfield dugout as the Reds’ manager.”If I had one club I’d loved to have managed it would have been Liverpool. I loved them,” he told the Liverpool-City.html”>Live10th to give the Brewers the go-ahead and eventual game-winning run. Bianchi was getting a rare start as the Brewers chose to rest the slumping Rickie Weeks. Bianchi also scored a run.

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ld onto star striker Marko Arnautovic.Many Hammers

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outfielder has been  to regroup, .com reports. Saunders is in a 2-for-19 slump and manager Eric Wedge just wants him to forget about it. “I just think he’s a bit worn down,” Wedge said of Saunders.

More News 10/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/17/2019 • by RotoWire Staff or his whizkids after victory at Norwich City.Tammy Abraham struck twice for the 3-2 win, with Mason Mount again influential.Lampard rlta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez is keen on a move to Tottenham, it has been revealed.El Desmarque g West Bromwich Albion fullback Nathan Ferguson.Palace are searching for a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was sold to Manchester United this past summer.The Daily Mailsays 19-year-old Ferguson has impressed Palace’s scouts this season.Slaven Gomez, a target for West Ham, wants to know whether Tottenham are really interested in signing him.Mauricio Pochettino’s Champions League finalists have beeemarked: “I spoke to Tammy before the game today and I said to him that I felt today was the day.”A bit of kidology 12/31/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/21/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/21/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/15/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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VIDEO: LSU player flips over catcher on inside-the-park home run

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LSU outfielder Raph Rhymes set a school record by hitting .431 last year, a performance that earned him SEC Player of the Year and First-Team All-American honors. On Thursday he hit an inside-the-park homer thanks to some shoddy outfield defense, but he had to go through the catcher first:

The catcher really had no choice but to go into the baseline becaueal Madrid GM Jorge Valdano is happy they faro was injured in the 2-1 win over Chelsea at the weekend, and manager Pep Guardiola subsequently confirmed the striker would miss around two weeks of fixtures with a thigh injury.That means Aguero is highly likely to miss the Manchester derby at theiled to land PSG star Neymar.Valdano has questioned the influence the Brazil captain would’ve had on Real’s young duo Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes.He said, “I would not have liked that Neymar signed forse of the throw. We’ve seen some dangerous and brutal home plate collisions in recent years, but everyKieran Tierney is close to making a return at Arsenal with boss Mikel Arteta for the first time since the Spaniard took over last December.The 22-year-old signed from Celtic in the summer for £25million – a record fee for a Scottish player – and proone walked away from this one just fine. Sit back and enjoy the acrobatics. 

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their three big name loan players.Inter are eager

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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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is more critical of his performance than himself.

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outfielder turned in a productive day at the plate Sunday against the Marlins. Van Slyke, who made his first start of the year at first base, collected two hits in the 5-3 win. He belted a solo home run off of starter Tom Koehler in the second inning before adding a run-scoring single in the seventh. Van Slyke finished 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored.

More News 06/26/2018 • by RotoWire Staff s comments on Leroy Sane.The German giants had thought they were close to signing the winger from Manchester City earlier in the transfer window.However, the askinghizkid Islam Feruz has been without a club for two years, it has been revealed.The Sun says Feruz was plucked away from Celtic, aged 15, to be another star at the club’s Cobham academy.But such promise didn’t translate into success for the striker as price from City was deemed excessive, which meant a transfer was not possible.Bayern 01/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/15/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/09/2017 • by RotoWire Snderland captain Lee Cattermole has signed with VVV Venlo for 12 months.The midfielder has won the deal after successful preseason trials.Cattermole said: “I am very happy that after so many seasons in England I can now work in the Netherlands at a btaff 07/31/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/08/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

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io Mane is adamant Naby Keita will prove his value

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closer (biceps) is scheduled to play long toss Sunday, according to The Boston Herald. If all goes well, theresent run of results to an end.The Hammers have only two points from their past five Premier League games, which has seen them slip in the table.They have not won in the league since September. And Pellegrw with the squad.Napoli’s players refused to return to ritiro after their Champions League draw with Salzburg last week, which has led to threats to fines and even the potential dismissal of coach Carlo Ancelotti.Gazzetta dello Sport Dries Mertens isini knows they must correct the slide.Speakin Bailey .

Bailey would then be lined up for a simulated game or lcaught at the top of the Premier League table.He wrote for BBC Sport: “It is only the start of October, but Liverpool’s eight-point lead at the top of the table already looks ominous for Manchester City.”Yes, City’s injuries have hurt them – they havive batting practice before the team decides if he needs a rehab assignment.

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r Mikel Arteta is facing frustration from his boar

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starting pitcher moved to 3-2 on the season by holding the Brewers to one earned run on 10 hits in seven innings of work Wednesday night. He struck out six with no walks.

Holland is in the midst of a fantastic season, owning a 2.54 ERA and 43:10 K:BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings. He’ll face the A’s in Oakland next week.

More News 03/02/2020 orata suffered a meltdown AFTER being sent off in victory at Real Mallorca.Morata saw red after being booked twice in a minute for clashing with Mallorca players, the second following an altercation with Salva Sevilla.In the mixed zone after the 2-0 • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/31/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 11/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ident they’ll keep hold of Jack Clarke.The Mirror says Leeds are confident they can give Clarke enough game time to avoid him being recalled by Tottenham in January.The £10million winger has only made two appearances for Leeds in the EFL Cup and has 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff rgen Klopp is frustrated with the lack of time he has with his full squad before the Premier League kickoff.The likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are yet to return to training and Klopp is worried about the effect of a packed sum 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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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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ity and Luton Town have reached terms over James J

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third baseman/outfielder was dropped to sixth in the lineup for Monday’s series opener against the Dodgers. Didi Gregorius took his usual spot in the two-hole. Prado is batting .296 (8 for 27) with a solo home run in his last six games but has struck out six times during that span.

More News 02/12/2020 s determined to make a big impression at Liverpool this season.The Liverpool man missed out on last year’s title race and wants to play a key par first win as Brighton manager.The Seagulls sealed an impressive 3-0 away win over Watford thanks to goals from Florin Andone, Neal Maupay and an own goal from Abdoulaye Doucoure.Potter said: “Of course we are very happy with the result and the perfot in this campaign to make up for it.The 26-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s on me to try to bring • by RotoWire Staff 11/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/16/2019 • by RotoWire Staff esentatives of Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonahan Tah.BILD says the Gunners are ‘already getting serious’ about bringing Tah to England this summer.Tah’s contract carries a €40m buyout clause and it’s suggested he feels it is time to make a move.How 07/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff