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ir deal for Manchester City striker Lukas Nmecha.V


starter managed a 116-pitch complete-game win to move his record to 6-4 Wednesday against Cleveland.

Sabathia struck out nine and walked just one. He allowed seven hits and induced a stellar 14 ground balls. His ERA rose to 3.74 despite the solid effort.

More News 10/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff the battle for exciting Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.The youngster is rated among the best prospects emerging in French football.LOSC president Gerard Lopez is ready to sell land La Provence says a move to England is likely with United and Spu 10/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ffered Arsenal fans encouragement that he’s close to signing.Martinelli has given Arsenal fans some transfer hope after he followed the club on social media, says the Mirror.The Brazilian 17-year-old, who plays for Ituano, is high on the Gunners’ wis 10/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff oken of his title winning season with Manchester United.The Dutchman signed from Arsenal for a cut-price £24 million in the summer of 2012 and netted 26 goals in his opening campaign to beat Manchester City to top spot by 11 points. “Like all season 10/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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Christian Pulisic has posted an update regarding


The are third baseman from Triple-A Buffalo Friday, according to Spor to Italy, it has been claimed.The Times says Guardiola is giving serious thought to making this the last season for him in England – and returning to Italy.Guardiola has past playing experience in the country with Brescia and left the door open to LaRoche is hitting .282 with seven homers and o years ago.United beat the resilient Kazakh side 1-0 at Old Trafford on Thursday night in theirMauricio Pochettino wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job at Manchester United.The Manchester Evening News says Pochettino remains attracted by the prospect of managing United after he was originally earmarked as Jose Mourinho’s successor last season.Poch opening game of the Europa League.”It wasn’t the best performance but there was a lot of good stuff, they’re tough to break down,” Rashford told reporter32 RBI in the minors and is expected to split time at third base with Maicer Izturis and Mark DeRosa, as Brett Lawrie recovers from a left ankle injury.

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Real cheers, real emotion and real players make this draft show better


SECAUCUS, N.J. — Darryl Strawberry was sitting in a high school classroom in Los Angeles when he found out the Mets drafted him first overall.

Dominic Smith was in front of a lively studio audience.

I don’t know if the Mets are making progress. But maybe the draft finally is.

I don’t know if Dominic Smith can save the Mets, or if his buddy J.P. Crawford can save the Phillies. But maybe they helped save the draft.

“This is what we hamier 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 Sportsd in mind,” commissioner Bud Selig said, in between announcing picks.

For years, baseball treated the draft as if no one cared about it, and few did. It didn’t get all that much better when the draft was first televised, or when it was moved to prime time.

Two years being sold.With 155 goals between them since their partnership was first struck up on Merseyside in 2017, the prolific pair would have no shortage of suitors were they to be made available for transfer.“Well Real Madrid already have Eden Hazard, tago, only one player agreed to show up, and he wasn’t an early pick. Producers had to beg the hand-picked “fans” to cheer each and every announcement.

Thursday night, there were real cheers. There was real emotion. There were real players.

“I can’t stop shaking,” Smith said a few moments after the Mets made him the 11th overall pick.

The baseball draft is never going to be the , or the . Too many things are different, from the relative anonymity of most of the players picked to the reality that most will spend several years in the minor leagues before they’re really heard from again.

But in a game where the youngest players are becoming the biggest stars, baseball needs young and enthusiastic personalities. It needs kids like Smith, who heard that MLB was inviting some prospects to come to New Jersey for the draft, and turned to his father and said, “Dad, I’m going to be in the studio.”

It needs kids like Clint Frazier, the outfielder from Georgia who the Indians took with the fifth pick.

“I’ve had a lot of people tell me I ceenager Bukayo Saka made history in the Manchester United-Arsenal rivalry.He was the youngest ever player to start a game between these historic rivals.The Gunners academy graduate started the clash at Old Trafford on Monday night, which ended in a 1ould become a fan favorite because of my red hair,” said Frazier, who also attended the draft. “I’m very confident. I think I’m outgoing.

“Hopefully, people like that.”

Of the nine prospects who agreed to attend the draft, Frazier was the first to be chosen. But eight of the nine went in the first round, helping make this draft show easily the best one baseball has put on yet.

Strawberry was the first pick overall in 1980. He said when he was pulled out of class and told the Mets had drafted him, he said, “Where’s that?”

Smith spent the day before the draft touring New York.

“New York looks more beautiful every time I see it,” he said.

The draft looks better as a show than it did before, too.

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


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 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.’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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Cardinals promote top pitching prospect Michael Wacha


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,Ravel Morrison has left Ostersunds in Sweden.The former Manchester United and West Ham midfielder signed for OFK in January on a short-term deal.However, it’s now emerged Morrison has walked out on the club.A club representative admitted to SVT Sport: “We have no contact with him anymore.”He packed up his things when it was summer vacation and no-one speaks about him coming back.” the have made it official and announced that highly touted pitching prospect will be the starter in Thursday’s game against the Royhel Seri has plenty of suitors this summer.The all action central midfielder could not prevent his team getting relegated this season.However,Sky Sports News indicates the 27-year-old could be on the move, despite only signing for Fulham last summer.als.

The Cardinals initially appeared reluctant to call upon Wacha just yet. But with injuries to , and — not to mention — the options to add to the big-league club had grown thin.

Wacha, a 21-year-old right-hander, was drafted in the first round (19th overall) out of Texas A&M last June. Since then, he has dominated the minors. In 21 innings last season, ranging from Rookie ball to Double-A, Wacha had a 0.86 ERA, 0.57 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 21 innings. In nine starts for Triple-A Memphis this season, Wacha is 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 34 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings. Note that this comes in the notoriously hitd legend Gary Neville says Manchester City could rue not signing Harry Maguire.The England international signed for United instead, and City have now lost Aymeric Laporte to a long-term injury.The former Red Devils defender told Sky Sports: “I said ater-friendly Pacific Coast League, too.

Wacha was the 76th-ranked prospect in baseball by Baseball America this spring, but his outstanding performance in Triple-A means he’d have leapfrogged plenty of players since then ( ).

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mits he’s speaking with Gabriel Martinelli about a


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 “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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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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sted in signing Bordeaux forward Francois Kamano.T


starter lasted fewer than six frames for the third straight outing on Wednesday night against the Cubs. He allowed three runs on seven hits over five innrtinelli.There are a number of talented youngsters who are cories were brilliant against Chelsea but were eventually defeated in a thrilling 3-2 contest.Farke’s side have received plaudits for their performances, but the German would much rather see points on the board.Farke said: “We are always playing for poming through the ranks at the Emirates Stadium, with the likes of Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock also beginning to establish themselves in the first-team.Van Persie hosted a Twitter Q&A onings of work in a 6-3 loss. Garland surrendered a solo home run to David DeJesus in the first before his counterpart — Jeff Samardzija — launched a two-run homer off the right-hander the following frame. He cruised after that and was done after throwing 93 pitches, 58 for strikes. The 33-year-eds won the trophy for the first time on Saturday against Flamengo thanks to an extra-time winner from Roberto Firmino.”We were so determined to win this,” said Robertson.”A week before Christmas, coming away from your families and it’s a tough time old also struck out four and walked one while taking his fourth loss. His next start is scheduled for Monday against the Diamondbacks. When Garland faced Arizona on April 28, he allowed four runs (three earned) over six innings in the loss.

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more clinical against Manchester United.The Horne


The might consider using recently-recalled infielder at third base until Kevin Youkilis returns from the disabled list, and that might be enough for Fantasy owners in AL-only formats to give him a look.

Adams does not have great power or speed, with 26 home runs and 29 at bats in 380 at-bats the minor-league level, but he should be able to hold his own at the plate. Adams seems like a gap hitter, though he did hit eight home runs in just 86 games at Double-A Trenton last season, so there is some potenti Klopp has decided against a winter training camp for his players.Klopp instead is set to reward his Liverpool stars with a week off.The Reds have a two week gap between their their home fixture with Southampton on February 1 and a trip to Norwich onal upside there.

Adams is a career. 290 hitter, who was batting .316 at Triple-A before the call-up. The team has yet to determine a timeline for Youkilis’ return to the field, so Adams might be worth a pickup off the waiver wire at least until Youkilis can get off the disabled list.ampions League bonuses in their new .The Espanyol boss is set to leave for Betis, which will have to cough up compensation to sign him.Betis will pay around €1m to Espanyol to ferry Rubi away on a three-year deal worth €1.4m-a-season.Rubi will succeed Quique Setien, who stepped dowcontract offers to Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Arsenal-news-Club-offer-Alexandre-Lacazette-Pierre-Emerick-Aubameyang-jackpot-deals.html”>Daily MailArsenal-news-Club-offer-Alexandre-Lacazet

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goalkeeper Dean Henderson into a second season.He


manager Terry Francona told Sunday that injured setup man (elbow) “came through fine” in his throwing session over the weekend. Pestano is expected to throw off the mound Monday and remains optimistic about a May 17 return.

More News 07/06/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/19/2016 • by RotoWire Staff rmer Chelsea star Joe Cole says Tottenham were right to sack Mauricio Pochettino.Mourinho took over from Pochettino in November but has faced plenty of criticism for his performance to date, overseeing an FA Cup and Champions League last 16 exits in 02/05/2016 • by RotoWire Staff Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah has been praised by Leeds team-mate Illan Meslier.The 20-year-old has scored five goals in 12 appearances across all competitions.”We have a great relationship and I think elix.Wanted by Europe’s biggest clubs, Felix is in advanced talks with Atletico Madrid, which are willing to meet his €120m buyout clause.However, Estadio Deportivo says just a year ago he could’ve signed for Sevilla – and for just €1.5 MILLION!Fhe will be a great player in the future,” he told Goal.”He’s very strong, he’s fast, he finishes well. He’s a really good player who can go even higher.” 12/23/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 07/17/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 07/10/2015 • by Jason Lempert

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atic victory at Aston Villa.Sadio Mane was the her


starter worked in and out of trouble Thursday night against the Angels, walking six batters and allowing four hits drid should stand by coach Zinedine Zidane.The Frenchman is under huge pressure after a poor start to the season and this week’s 3-0 humbling at Champions League opponents PSG.But Karanka, a former Real defender and also assistant coach to Jose Mouriin five innings but surrendering just two runs (one earne Mestre has eased talk of challenging Real Madrid for Manchester United star Paul Pogba.Pogba has been tipped to replace Ivan Rakitic in the Barcelona midfield.”Everyone likes Pogba,” Mestre said. “But not every player that we like comes to Barcelonad) in a no-decision. He struck out justliani is now working for little Monza.And he says: “Inter won the Treble in 2010, and the following year Milan won the Scudetto. Since then, there have been eight years of Juventus domination.“I hope the city of Milan can return to its golden era one and allowed a solo home run in the game.

Harrell is 3-3 with a 4.76 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 28 walks in 44 1/3 innings this season.

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for the signature of Daniele de Rossi.The former


reliever (triceps) could begin throwing off a mound this week, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

Jepsen was able to extend his long-toss to 120 feet Sunday and had no issues. There is no timetable for Jepsen’s return. 

More News 05/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/21/2018 • striker René van der Gijp has urged Ajax to ignore Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen.Vertonghen is off contract in June and Ajax coach Erik ten Hag says the Belgian would be welcome back at his old club.But Van der Gijp warns: “That really is no lonby RotoWire Staff 04/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ager Freddie Ljungberg.Ljungberg stepped up to become part of Unai Emery’s coaching team over the summer, having worked with Willock as part of the Under 23s last season. “Freddie is not only such a legend at the club, he’s an unbelievable manager an03/29/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/28/2018 • by RotoWire Staff n January.The Chelsea-set-bid-club-record-100m-Jadon-Sancho-star-expected-leave-summer.html”>Daily MailChelsea-set-bid-club-record-100m-Jadon-Sancho-star-expected-leave-summer.html”> says Sancho will be Chelsea’s principal target now their transfer b 03/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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Leeds is planning a swoop for Liverpool duo Harry


outfield prospect was named the top hitter in the South Atlantic Leagu Jermaine Pennant has urged Jude Bellingham to think c midfielder as new club captain.Emery announced the decision today.The manager explained: “First, he is mature and he has experience and we are all living all the time under pressure, under criticism as coaches, as players, as a club,” our head coaarefully about potentially moving to Manchester United.Bellingham’s impressive performances at such a young age have grabbed the attention of Premier League clubs, with United believed to be e snapped in apparent Manchester United gear ahead of his move from Crystal Palace being confirmed.United will announce the signing of the 21-year-old from Crystal Palace on Friday.Wan-Bissaka completed his medical on Thursday, and he is now set to beyeine (Class A) for his performance from April 15-21. Williams hit .419 (13 for 31) with four home runs and 10 RBI. 

Williams’ slash line through 18 games is .303/.618/.952. He has seven home runs, 15 runs and 17 RBI. The 2012 second-round pick is considered the Rangers’ 25th-best prospect by Baseball America.

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PHOTO: Josh Rutledge really needs to go home


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The were supposed to have a home game against the Monday night, but, once again,in the dressing room for over 40 minutes after their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.The result put Liverpool to within six wins of their first League Championship in 30 years.City have accumulated the two highest points totals (100 and 98) in Englis snow intervened. So the game was postponed until Tuesday, when the two clubs will square off in a doubleheader. And youngster was bored and hanging out in the clubhouse long after the game was called (click on the photo for a full-sizedzerland midfielder Xhaka fears his Arsenal career is now over after being stripped of the captaincy following his bitter fall-out with Gunners fans.It now seems certain that he will be sold in the next transfer window with Germany the most likely des version).

I gotta get me one of these vacuums!

— Josh Rutledge (@joshrutledge)

Somewhat funny. Nothing wrong with the exploring the still relatively new office and its contents.

Veteran had some words of advice, though:

Dude, go home! RT @: I gotta get me one of these vacuums!

— Michael Cuddyer (@mcuddy3)

I’ll now brace for the ever-predictable yet also ill be stronger for his blunder on the weekend.Manchester United sent goalkeeper O’Hara on loan to League One Burton Albion last month but the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international committed a mistake in their 2-1 weekend win at Gillingham.”Thatinevitable “must be a slow news day” comments.