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

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

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

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Twins activate Trevor Plouffe … then put him back on DL

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On Wednesday, the activated third baseman from the seven-day concusson the move again.After spending last season with Leeds United, Baker is now ready to move to Germany for a fresh loan arrangement.BILD says Baker is set to move to Fortuna Dusseldorf and has already left London to join their preseason training camp.ion DL. Later that same night, Plouffe strained his calf during pre-game warmups. Now, he has been placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 29. In other words, the time between injuries for Plouffe can be best measured in hours.

Manchester United.Sky Sports says Longstaff wants the chance to speak to United to discuss a potential move.Should St James’ Park bigwigs be unwilling to open that door though, Longstaff will respect their decision.United would subsequently have to aAs a direct result, , who was farmed out to make room for Plouffe on the active roster, was promptlcuppered a move to Manchester United.Haaland went on to praise United manage Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and insisted he joined Dortmund because it was the right move for his career.”Ole has been very important for me in getting to where I am today,” Haalany recalled.

This season, the 26-year-old Plouffe is batting .254/333/.425. He’s coming off a 2012 campaign in which he tallied 24 homers in 119 games.

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Still no timetable for David Price’s return to the Rays rotation

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The placed reigning AL Cy Young award winner on the 15-day DL with a  10 days ago, and there is still no timetable for his return, according to .

“I honestly have no idea,” said Price when asked for a possible return date. “You have to give it a chance to heal, a chance to get better, and that’s what we’re doing right now. … It all depends on how I feel when I play catch. Not trial and error, but we’re going have to base it on day-to-day.”

Price, 27, made sure to mention he has been doing strengthening exercises and the triceps is pain-free. “I feel great. And that’s probably the toughest thing for me right now is my arm feels the way it does, and my body feels the way it does, and I’m not able to do anything yet because we just have to give it time, and I understand that,” he added.

In nine starts before the injury, Price comments.Agnelli has questioned La Dea’s entry into the Champions League due to their modest history.“I find it absurd enough, at this moment, to return to the subject,” Cairo responded in the Gazzetta dello Sport. “There are no differences comp pitched to a 5.24 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 55 innings. Both the ERA and WHIP are career worsts — and not by a small margin, either. He has never been on the MLB DL before, though an elbow problem sidelaving Leicester City.Out of contract this summer, Simpsonne admits their 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo is a title blow.The result leaves Real top of the table and ahead of Barcelona by only a point.Zidane said, “When you drop two points at home you’ll always be disappointed. It’s a real blow because we put in will leave the King Power Stadium this summer.He posted to Instagram: “I don’t even know where to start. I never ever thought that on the day I signed for Leicester I’d play for you as long ined him in the minor leagues in 2008.

Right-hander Jake Odorizzi allowed three runs in five innings against the Blue Jays last week as the rotation fill-in. He’ll start again on Monday. If he pitches well enough during Price’s absence, he could stick with the team and replace the ineffective Roberto Hernandez (5.73 ERA and 1.44 WHIP).

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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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GIF: Adrian Beltre takes exception to Elvis Andrus touching his head

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Most fans know third baseman  for his Gold Glove defense anSpain setup was nothing personal.After guiding La Roja to Euros qualification, Moreno has stepped aside for Luis Enrique to resume duties after the former Barcelona coach had left the job to spend time with his daughter before she passed away.Moreno,d 30-homer power, but die-hards rvey Elliott.Elliott, 16, completed the move to Anfield on Sunday after allowing his contract at Craven Cottage to run down.As he is under the age of 24, Fulham are entitled to a fee for his development, which will now be determined by the Professionalso know he hates when people touch his head for whatever reason. It’s become a running gag with his teammates. In fact, if you search “” on YouTube, you get more than 800 videos of head-touching silliness.

During Friday night’s Rangers game at Seattle, Texas shortstop  gave Beltre a playful pat on the noggin during a pitchingee from League Two side Morecambe.The fee could rise through add ons if the young forward goes on to earn a full professional contract.Crossley was at Hartlepool United before they restructured their Academy and the teenager headed to Morecambe, says change. Beltre responded by turning his glove into a projectile:

Adrian Beltre: GIF goldmine.

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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.”

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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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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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ealed Luke Shaw has a new nickname.Shaw, 23, won t

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manager Don Mattingly said he could take a page out of former skipper Tony La Russa’eason.Last term, the Partenopei finished runners-up in Serie A, but were a full 11 points off the Scudetto winners.“The previous season we were very close to Juventus, this year, however, we were further away,” said Fabian. “We are growing and I ths playbook and use shortstop from the disabled list, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Gordon has spent the past two games in the two-spot, which is Ellis’ usual posi masked robbers broke into his £4million north London home while his family were sleeping.Rosenthal was attacked by the raiders who were looking to steal designer watches from his £4m property, reports the Daily Mail.It is believzard can leave Chelsea with one last gift.Many at the club recognise that Hazard will be moving on to Real Madrid this summer, as he only has a year left on his contract.But Loftus-Cheek, who has only recently made his way into the first team, hopes ed the thugs broke tion with Carl Crawford at leadoff.

Mattingly said the move would be spearheaded by his preference to alternate between left-handed and right-handed batters at the top of the lineup. Gordon recorded his fourth steal in eight games Sunday against the Marlins.

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Phillies place Roy Halladay on disabled list

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starting pitcher has been placed on the disabled list, the club announced Monday afternoon.

Halladay has been dealing with shoulder soreness and reports Armando Broja spoke about making his debut for the club.He is now the eighth player from the club’s academy to play their first game in the senior team for Fying together for Real Madrid.The two wingers, both 18 years of age, are seen as the future of Brazilian football and have both completed big money moves to Los Blancos in the past year.”[Vinicius and Rodrygo] are two young players who have lots of prank Lampard this season.It shows the club’s new found commitment to youth, and Broja is theindicate . General manager Ruben Amaro has, however, told reporters Halladay’s issues are not related to the shoulder injury that took its toll on him last season.

Halladay turns 36 next week andan Dijk hailed the performance of Roberto Firmino for victory over Newcastle United.Named as a substitute, Firmino was called on 10 minutes before the break when Divock Origi was forced off with an injury.With the score 1-1, the No.9 almost immediate went 11-8 with a 4.49 ERA last season after finishing in the top five of Cy Young voting for six consecutive seasons. In seven starts this season, Halladay is 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 34 1/3 innings.

Halladay joins John Lannan on the DL, so the Phillies are looking for another rotation replacement to slot behind , , and — who replaced Lannan.

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r trophies in six years as a Liverpool player, bef

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

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

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

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

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eicester City assistant coach Kolo Toure admits he

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‘s grand slam highlighted a five-run 10th inning for the , who rallied against the Detroit bullpen for an 8-3 win Thursday. It was Gordon’s first career grand slam and second home run of the season.

Gordon finished 2 for 6 with three strikeouts. Bosing in on a comeback from a hamstring injury that limited him to three games this season.The Sun says United sources say he is set to return to full training next week, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to give him until after the internationath of his home runs have come in the last three games. Since his 12-game hitting streak ended April 16, Gordon is batting .259 (7 for 27) with three doubles, six runs and six RBI in his last six games.

More News 03/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 10/31/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/15/2019 • by RotoWire Ste the Wales international as part of their future and want him to gain Premier League experience with the Cherries.”It’s great to be here, great to finally get everything sorted and I can’t wait to meet all the staff and the lads,” Wilson told afcbTVaff Liverpool are willing to sell Dejan Lovren this summer for a cut-price fee.The Daily Express says Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has joined Arsenal and Lazio in a transfer battle for Lovren, with Jurgen Klopp demanding at least £18million for his out- 09/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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Chien-Ming Wang to start Friday for Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate

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Veteran Pellegrini.Pellegrini was sacked by the Hammer Pepe, it has been revealed.While the Reds’ transfer committee are lukewarm on pursuing a deal for the Ivory Coast international, Le 10 Sport says Klopp is pushing to land Pepe this summer.Lille want €80m to sell and Pepe is attracting interest fros yesterday after defeat to Leicester City.Cottee said, “I’m not surprised. West Ham were really poor. Defensively they were all over the place. They never really looked like scoring. When the manager madright-hander , whom the signed to a minor-league contract in late March, will make his 2013 debut on Friday when he takes the mound for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Yanks’ Triple-A affiliate. The team made the announcement on Tuesday.rio.The Inter Milan star is on the market this summer, with his club looking to cash in.The 26-year-old, who was at West Ham United on loan last season, is also attracting interest from Porto and Monaco.The Daily Mail claim Everton have been offered

The 33-year-old Wang spent 2012 with the Nationals and logged a 6.68 ERA across five starts and four relief appearances. Wang pitched for the Yankees 2005-09 and went 55-26 with a 107 ERA+ while in pinstripes. In reality, though, Wang hasn’t been the same pitcher since enduring severe shoulder problems and subsequently undergoing major shoulder surgery during the 2009 season.

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han expected.He started on the left wing during th

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pitchers and will extended spring training game Thursday, .com reports. Manager Buck Showalter said both could then begin minor league rehab assignments. 

Johnson has a strained lat and was able to go three innings in his last appearance. Wada, who is rehabbing from Tommy John and hopes to return to the Orioles in early May, went two. 

More News Atletico Madrid for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of his fellow Argentine and has already seen two offers turned down by Betis.The last bid was for €55m and now Atletico have matched that offer 11/03/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 10/11/2015 • by RotoWire Staff Suarez a “rat”.Suarez heads back to his former club for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie, having scored in a 3-0 first leg win.The Uruguayan was criticised by some sections of the Liverpool supporters for showing no respect to 08/04/2015 • by Jason Lempert 07/11/2015 • by Jason Lempert t boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to the players after their loss to West Ham United.The Red Devils were humbled 2-0 away from home by the Hammers, their second successive loss at that stadium.Solskjaer gave his players a team talk after the game, exp 07/06/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 07/05/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira