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n midfielder Idrissa Gueye is on the verge of comp

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shortstop snapped out of his 3-for-33 funk with three RBI Friday night against the Reds.Kozma singled in a run in the fourth and doubled in two more in the sixth. He finished 2 for 4 with one run scored in a 9-2 victory. He is hittiak Steffen.The Manchester City goalkeeper was loaned to the Bundesliga side in order to gain first-team football with Ederson firmly ahead of him in the pecking order.He told DAZN: “I flew to the USA again for an international game. There I met witng .250/.305/.310 with one home run and 24 RBI in 59 games played.

More News 01/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 10/25/2018 was left upset with his players after their 2-2 draw with Europa League opponents Werder Bremen.Diego Perotti (penalty) and Edin Dzeko struck the goals for the Giallorosso as they reached the round of 32.“We achieved our objective, which is qualif • by RotoWire Staff 10/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2018 Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay admits the club’s ‘black boots’ law is a real thing.Coming through the ranks at Manchester United , young players are forbidden from wearing coloured boots until they reach the reserves. “I didn’t like the black boots,” recalls McTominay to the Mirror. “But you had to do it. You had to respect the rules.“I probably couldn’t tell you one player who liked wearing black boots, but it was the rule and something accustomed to every academy player.“If someone tried to come out in red boots it’s like ‘you’re no different to any of us so get your black boots back on until you’ve earned the right to wear coloured boots’.“You always wear black boots, you always turn up to meetings on time, you always go to school, everybody does the same thing.“There are no big egos, there’s no young kids coming in wearing jewellery and looking a bit flash, that’s not the case at this club.“If a young player was doing that, I’d certainly be one to say something, the same with other boys in the first-team and the manager as well.” • by RotoWire Staff

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ss Rafa Benitez says there’ll be more contract tal

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outfielder is off to a slow start in June. Through four games, Jones is batting .118 (2 for 17) with no extra-base hits or RBI.

Jones also has seven strikeouts, which included a season-high four strikeouts Sunday against the Tigers. 

Before his skid, Jones hit .311 (37 for 119) with a .546 slugging percentage, .890 OPS, seven doubles, seven home runs and 17 RBI in 28 May games.

More News 12/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff oss Ralph Hasenhuttl admits defeat at Burnley wasn’t good enough.The manager was disappointed with the way his Southampton players reacted to conceding the opening goal in the 3-0 defeat at Burnley on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. 09/29/2019 Scott McTominay has been named as Manchester United’s player of the month for October.It is the second time in a row McTominay has won the award.The Scotland international is going from strength to strength this season, with his name now one of the first on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s teamsheet.Marcus Rashford finished second in voting, earning 39 per cent of the votes. • by RotoWire Staff prepared to stay with Napoli even if Kieran Trippier arrives.The Tottenham fullback is a target for Napoli and coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted they’re keen.Bruno Satin says should Trippier arrive, though won’t panic.”If Trippier is coming? For th 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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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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A after an eight-year absence.Corini said, “Of c

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outfielder is , WEEI reportsed Jose Mourinho of “unfair treatment” during his time at the club.Bohui says he reported Mourinho to the club over the language he used, which eventually lead the 20-year-old to leave Old Trafford for NAC Breda.He told the Manchester Evening News: s. The team has one center fielder and one right fielder on its roster.

Bradley couor squad.The 18-year-old has burst onto the scene for Chelsea in recent weeks with consecutive man-of-the-match performances against Liverpool and Everton.Gilmour was called-up to the Scotland U21 squad last week, but McLeish reckons he could be readld be an option once the team’s pitching gets through the next few days. “I thin delighted with their 3-1 win over Genoa.Cengiz Under and Edin Dzeko were both on the scoresheet for the triumph.“All the lads had a good match, especially in the first half, when we were almost perfect,” Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.“We should k we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves because of the need for a pitcher right now,” manager John Farrell told WEEI. “So as we reshuffle or maybe rebalance our roster, other names will start to come into the mix.”

Bradley has hit .322/.420/.458 in 59 at-bats at Triple-A this season.

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PSG star Neymar is demanding massive money to retu

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starting pitcher earned his four new manager.The Englishman is one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players, having won 13 trophies in 11 years at Stamford Bridge.And Lampard accepts he is putting his reputation on the line by becoming the successor to Maurizio Sarri.”Maybe admits working with manager Steve Bruce was a big influence on his decision to pen new terms.Shelvey, alongside former Scotland international Matt Ritchie, inked a new deal at St James’ Park until the summer of 2023 this morning. “Steve has been a it is a risk.th win of the season by holding the Mariners to three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings Friday, giving up 10 hits while striking out five and walking none.

Grimm has quality starts and wins in each of his last two games after allowing 10 earned runs in 10 innings in his previous two starts. He’ll bring a 4.05 ERA and 41:14 K:BB ratio into a start against the Diamondbacks Wednesday.

More News 12/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ove away from PSG.Deco is convinced regrets leaving Barca two years ago.Now a player’s agent, Deco told AS: “It is very difficult to speak when you do not know the whole truth, we know a little about what we read in the press.”Neymar since he left ha 01/03/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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Davide Zappacosta signed a new one-year contract w

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second baseman might need to go to the disabled list because of his right rib injury, according to .com.

Utley iwill have an MRI Thursday when the team returns to Philadelphia. Utley suffered the injury during batti Dortmund want to get a jump on arch-rivals Bayern Munich in the race to land Parrott.Dortmund have been boosted by the successful signing of England international Jadon Sancho from Manchester City two years ago, and are looking to potentially repeatng practice Tuesday.

“It definitely scared me a little bit,” he said Wednesday. “My first swing I took in BP, I felt something. My second swing, I felt it again. My third swing, I felt it again. After the fourth swing, I realized something wasn’t right. That’s when I told Charlie [Manuel] I have some pain in my side. He told me to go see [head athletic trainer] Scott [Sheridan]. He took me out of the game.”

If Utley has a strained oblique, that could require a DL trip, andtervention from Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk led to their winner at Newcastle United on Saturday.Trent Alexander-Arnold was due to take an 86th minute free-kick on the right flank of the pitch, only for Van Dijk to demand a change.He was seen g the team should know Thursday. He said he felt OK Wednesday, but not much better than he did the day before. Utley has missed 256 games over the last three seasons.

“You want to be careful with these things, because they could linger and get worse if you try to play through it,” Utley said. “I think we caught it early enough, but it’s hard to know until we have some imaging on it.”

More News 11/10/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 07/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/22/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ent for the Hornets in the transfer market, with Pearson not ruling out any new additions following the FA Cup defeat at Tranmere Rovers.When asked if the club would be making any further signings during the window, Pearson said: “We may do. “And tha 06/20/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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fter his mistake against Watford.The Spanish shot

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Despite closer blowing his fourth save opportunity Wednesday against the Blue Jays and posting a 12.27 ERA in his last four appearances, sending his ERA from 3.68 to 5.40, manager Joe Maddon continues to .

“There’s no other options,” Maddon said, per The Tampa Tribune.

More News 08/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ph Hasenhuttl is not confident about Nathan Redmond being back soon.The attacker suffered a thigh injury a day before their home game against Burnley.The medical staff are not 100 percent certain when he will be back.But Hasenhuttl is a bit pessimist 07/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff has been in contact with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his loan spell at Roma.Smalling has excelled in the Italian capital after signing for the season late in the transfer window.He is one of the best defenders in Serie A this season, which mean 06/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff egend Eric Cantona is set to be handed the 2019 UEFA President’s Award in recognition of his playing career and commitment to charitable causes after it.The 53-year-old Frenchman will receive the award in Monaco on Thursday during the Champions Leagu 06/26/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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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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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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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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anuary – if allowed.Chelsea’s appeal against a two

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shortstop turned in his second straight three-hit performance on Monday night against the Twins. He singled in his first at-bat before doubling in the sixth inning.

The 31-year-old added another base hit in the eighth, raising his average to .277. Ramirez finished 3 for 4 in a 10-3 loss.

More News 10/03/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/22/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/15/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/14/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2016 • by RotoWire Staff oze Perez will need some time to adapt to the club.The £30 million summer signing was out of the team for their 3-1 win against Bournemouth at the weekend.He has struggled since the start ofest Ham boss David Moyes admits he’s a fan of Nottingham Forest midfielder Matty Cash.Reports are suggesting the Hammers had made a £12m bid.But Moyes said as far as he was aware they had only made enquiries and no bids had been tabled.“Can you co the season. But Rodgers is confident the former Newcastle 09/04/2016 n is attracting interest from rival Premier League clubs following an impressive start to his loan at Cardiff City.The 20-year-old made his league debut up against Nottingham Forest and, though Cardiff lost 1-0, acquitted himself well against the thr • by RotoWire Staff

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Pepe Reina won’t rule out extending his stay with

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rm of Scott McTominay.McTominay has been United’s best performer in midfield this season.”He’s finally nailed a position down for himself and played regularly,” Solskjaer said ahead of their meeting with Sheffield United.”He’s played everywhere. He w

pitcher (left collarbone) completed a successful bullpen session Sunday and the team’s medical staff is expected to on Monday, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Greinke, who made his first rehab start with Class A Rancho Cucamonga last Friday, is tentatively slated to return Wednesday against Washington.

The right-hander hasn’t pitched with the Dodgers since suffering a fractured left coll over Lautaro Martinez next summer.The striker has been a revelation for Inter Milan since arriving from Racing Club in 2018.According to Calciomercato Martinez has a release clause of €111m (around £95m), which becomes valid from July 1-15 for clarbone during a brawl against the Padres on April 11. He is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts.

More News 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 inted as Spain coach.Enrique, whose daughter died from bone cancer in August, is returning as Spain manager five months after stepping down for personal reasons.Enrique resigned in June after 11 months in the job and announced in August that his nine • by RotoWire Staff 02/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/14/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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

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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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or Saturday’s defeat.Vardy kept his place at the t

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As expected, the recalled catcher from Triple-A Round Rock Wednesday. Chirinos hit .295/.404/.487 with two home runs in 94 plate appearances at Triple-A this season.”He’s a good receiver — catch-and-throw guy,” manager Ron Washington told .com. “Good power to the opposite field. He gives you a good at-bat.”

More News 03/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff Real Madrid.ABC says Real have been encouraged, somewhat, after softening their previous stance.United had been insisting on €200m to sell Pogba, but have now revised that down to €160m after talks with Real this week.United have made it clear, h 02/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff n January.The striker joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan this summer, but Albion retained a recall option.Potter said: “I don’t think we are at that point where we can guarantee that to anybody, I don’t think that is healthy “I understand playe 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 10/27/n Giggs has earned a bumper bonus after guiding his team to the Euros.The Sun says Manchester United icon Giggs banked a £400,000 bonus for leading Wales to Euro 2020.The Dragons boss, who celebrates his second anniversary in the job on Wednesday, l2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff