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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.

More News 08/09/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 02/29/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 11/10/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 07/28/2015 • by Jason Lempert 06/22/2015 • by Jason Butt eing unlikely to buy in January.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy made the claim last week.Mourinho said, “I’m relaxed because I took over this club, which I expected to take over.”I expect to be asked that Daniel Levy has said that we do not plan to spend 06/15/2015 • by Shawn Krest

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star Lucas Moura could’ve signed for Real Madrid.

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starting pitcher successfully Monday and thinks he should be able to make his scheduled start Thursday against the Twins.

Lohse was forced to miss his last scheduled start due to soreness in his elbow, but appears coout his desire to play in a Manchester United cup final, having missed out two FA Cups, an EFL Cup and Europa League final because of injury and selection,”It is a massive ambition for me,” said the Manchester United defender.”I was there for the Eurnfident in his ability to make his next start. 

More News ester United today.Pussetto longingly watched the Premier League as a child and dreamed of playing games at the famous stadium, where some of his fellow countrymen and heroes played before him. “It’s going to be an unbelievable feeling to go there 05/11/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/10/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/31/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ents Genk.The 4-0 rout sees Azzurri qualify for the round of 16.“We had a good Champions League group, played with courage and character. Considering the current state of affairs, we’ll hold on tight to that,” Ancelotti told Sky Sport Italia.“It’ 07/29/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 07/26/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 07/23/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder got the Mariners off to a good start Monday against the Padres, as he clubbed a soleir support of coach Marcelino.Marcelino survived intense sack talk in January to lead VCF to Champions League qualification and the Copa.Alemany said, “It’s a bet of the club, of everything (in reference to the continuity of Marcelino). I am very hao home run to lead off the game. Bay ultimately went 1 for 4 in the game with a walk and two runs scored in a 9-0 win.

Bay is now hitting .245 on the season, witanta just weeks into his contract.The 34-year-old was a free agent after leaving Fenerbahce in the summer and put pen to paper on a one-year deal at the Serie A club on August 9.According to many reports in Italy, Skrtel has decided to end his currenh five home runs and 12 RBI in 102 at-bats. His .786 on-base plus slugging percentage is his best mark since 2009. 

Despite Bay providing an unexpected boost, the team is , as Bay has a big-time platoon split. Bay has a .954 on-base plus slugging percentage against left-rpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has won an England recall.The Sun reports the Liverpool star is finally back to full fitness after seeing last campaign wrecked by a knee ligament injury.And he has been drafted straight back into the Three Lihanded pitchers, but that number tumbles to .588 against righties.

“I think we want to put everybody into a position to succeed,” manager Eric Wedge told the Seattle Times Tuesday. “Obviously, I like him better against left-handers, but I like the way he competes against righthanders. He’s getting better and better with that.”

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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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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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halobah sees his future with Chelsea.Chalobah is c

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reliever threw 20 pitches in live batting practice Tuesday, and hopes to be back from shoulder tendinitis when the team begins a three-game series against the Pirates Fridayout the future of Patrick Cutrone.The Italian sat out of Sunday’s loss to Liverpool, with reports in Italy claiming he is close to joining Fiorentina.But Nuno has refused to confirm the rumours.”It was something we decided. We decided to have Matt Do.

Gorzelanny has been on the DL since May 11, but has been rehabbing. It is not clear whether he will need a minor-league rehab assignment. The team has not pushed his recovery hard, given the early point in the season iCity, it has been revealed.According to Tommy Widdrington, former Coventry head of recruitment, the former Crystal Palace fullback almost joined on a free transfer and a deal was close to being completed. He told BristolLive: ”There’s some there than which the injury occurred.

“If this came up in August or September it’d be a different story, but we’re just dealing with it now and I’ll go back out and be ready to go,” Gorzelanny . “It went well. I feel good.”

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 alks with Real Madrid.The midfielder has spent the past year on-loan with Cruzeiro, but is currently in limbo.For the moment, he is training in Madrid, but away from the club’s Valdebebas facilities, “due to bureaucratic problems”. He is not allowed 07/04/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/28/2016 • 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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backstop had another powerful performance on Wednesdaattacker Xherdan Shaqiri.Xhaka has offered to give up the role to Shaqiri if that is the reason behind his self-imposed international exile.”If the captain’s band really is the problem, then we can sit together at one table,” he said.”We are grown upy during an 11-3 drubbing of the Giants. Arencibia homered for the 10th time thisNathan Broadhead is in line for a new deal at Everton.The Daily Mail says Broadhead is in-line for a new contract at Everton before being loaned out this summer .Broadhead, 21, has emerged as a breakout star of pre-season after being handed an opportunity by Marco Silva.He was named under-23 Player of the Season last term.The young attacker made his debut two years ago in enal defender Calum Chambers is determined to be a first-choice for manager Unai Emery.The England international has begun the season impressively.He said, “I think to establish yourself here, you need to play week in, week out. It’s the same at everthe Europa League. season. 

The catcher went 2 for 5 in the game and took starter Ryan Vogelsong deep for a two-run shot in the second inning. He added a single and scored twice in the game. Arencibia is batting .236. 

The 27-year-old had been 0 for 12 in his previous three games. He’s up to 10 homers, 20 RBI and seven doubles. 

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more clinical against Manchester United.The Horne

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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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es coach Ryan Giggs says Swansea City winger Danie

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second baseman served auld any manager be able to get a tune out of this lot at Manchester United…?With international week comes the sack talk. Paron.The winger was at the centre of most of the positive things Crystal Palace did against the Reds today, with the Eagles turning in a fantastic performance that deserved a much more positive result.Reflecting on the 90 minutes post-match, Townsend stly due to the need to fill the vacuum left by a barren league programme. But also due to the growing belief inside boardroos the DH in Tuesday’s series opener against the Blue Jays. “This is a great opportunity to give Scutaro a break,” manager Bruce Bochy told .com. “We’re only here two days so I can’t take it easy on a lot or Giovani Lo Celso.Football.london says Atletico Madrid and Napoli are both interested in the Real Betis playmaker.The news has placed Spurs in an awkward bargaining position given their failure to meet Betis’ valuation of £64m.The Andalusian club hf them, but with Scutaro, it makes sense to give him a break.”Scutaro has hit in 12 straight contests and is batting .479 (23 for 48) with one homer and five RBI during that span.

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nited boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels their young

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pitcher felt better than expected following his extended spring training appearance Wednesday, .com reports. Nova gave up two runs over four-plus innings against the Blue Jays in his first outing since landing on the DL. 

Nova went deeper into the game than expected he would and hopes his next stop is pitching for the Yankees in an upcoming doubleheader Monday against the Indians. 

“It’s going to be in five days, so I can keep doing my work here, do my bullpen here, do everything I’ve got to do here and then be ready to go,” Nova said, though he admitted that he doesn’t actually know what’s next for him. “If they call me up for Monday, then [on] Sunday, see ya.”

More News offer for Crystal Palace fullback Patrick van Aanholt.Having had a bid turned down for the Dutchman last week, Voetbal International says PSV tabled a new bid last night to Palace.PSV’s first offer was for €5m and Palace want €10m to sell.For hi 04/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff pared to sell Callum Hudson-Odoi this summer.The Chelsea-face-dilemma-Callum-Hudson-Odoi-Blues-weigh-options-wantaway-starlet.html”>Daily MailChelsea-face-dilemma-Callum-Hudson-Odoi-Blues-weigh-options-wantaway-starlet.html”> says Chelsea may be forc 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/13/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was especially pleased with the clean sheet earned in their 2-0 win at Burnley.Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were on target for United.Solskjaer said, “In the first half I thought we were very good. W09/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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s victory in Baku.Cesc watched his former Chelsea

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After driving in two runs his last time out, shortstop continues his productivity at the platt forward plans to introduce safe-standing areas at their Audi Field stadium, reports, /.”It truly should have been done in the original design. Our supporters have asked us for it, and we needed to get it done,” observed the club’s Chief Business Ofe as he unleashed his first home run of the season Saturday night at Philadelphia.Valaika took starter Cole Hamels deep for a solo home run in the third inning. It was his only hit of the night as he finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 2-0 victory.Valaika has recorded a hit in each of his last f plan more major spending.United spent £140million in the summer bringing in defenders Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as well as winger Daniel James.But United were languishing in 12th spot heading into their 1-1 draw with table toppers Liverpoour games, hitting .308 with a double, a homer and th could make a move to United this summer.The French forward is one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s favourites as they look to sign a new central striking option this summer.Ben Yedder has also been linked with Barcelona as he considers his options this sumree RBI over that span. He is hitting .250/.286/.404 with one home run and nine RBI in 52 at-bats.

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for the signature of Daniele de Rossi.The former

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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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For a while there, ‘s hot spring, when he hit six home runs in 43 at-bats, o has hit out at the management of his old club.Roma are now rebuilding with new coach Paulo Fonseca.Cassano stated: “I am fond of Roma, but the biggest problem is (President James) Pallotta, along with (director Guido) Fienga and (consultant Franclooked like smoke and mirrors, and it may well have been a case of him excelling in less-than-legitimate competition. But at least now, there’s room for debate again. He’s batting .389 (14 for 36) with six doubles and a homer during a nine-game hitting streak.

At age 25, he isn’t a lost cause offensively. He had an .830 OPS over his final 61 games last year and comes with a top-prospect pedigree, having been selected 10th overall by the in 2008. But just because he can hit doesn’t mean he’ll hit well enough or consistently enough to factor in Fantasy.

I have my doubts, which is , but in leagues where every team starts two catchers, I’d be tempted to add him just to see where this latest streak goes.

More News 03/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff r of Neymar has defended the PSG star after his latest controversial interview.Speaking on Saturday, Neymar admitted Barca’s famous Champions League fight-back against PSG was one of the greatest moments in his career. His comments coming amid talk o 02/16/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff o Paratici admits they’re delighted with the early impact of Matthijs de Ligt.De Ligt is beginning to impress since his summer arrival from Ajax.Paratici said, “We have always had an eye on this type of purchases. “I think of (Paul) Pogba, (Kingsley) 09/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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ich midfielder Philippe Coutinho has hinted he’s r

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designated hitter had another monster performance on Tuesday night in Toronto. Ortiz drove in four more runs for Boston in a 9-7 loss. 

Ortiz went 2 for 5 with a double and his third home run of the season. He went deep in the fourth inning off starter Brandon Morrow for a solo shot. Ortiz added a bases-clearing double in the seventh inning to give the Red Sox a short-lived 7-6 lead. 

Ortiz has 15 RBI on the year and has driven in at least one run in eight of his nine games. He’s batting .500 at this point after 36 at-bats with six doubles and eight runs scored. 

More News 11/16/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 1n’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.The German stopper gifted Karim Benzema a goal when he threw the ball straight at the striker before later spilling Gareth Bale’s long range effort.However, Alisson insists the loss cannot just be put 0/01/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/30/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2016 • by RotoWire StafChampionship Huddersfield have signed Chelsea midfielder Trevoh Chalobah on a season-long loan.The 20-year-old joins the Terriers on the back of a full season of experience in the Championship with Ipswich Town.f ited boss Jose Mourinho is ready for talks with Newcastle United.The Mirror says Mourinho is ready to talk to Newcastle’s potential new owner if multi-billionaire Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan comes calling.Advisors representing the Sheikh insis 09/21/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/20/2016 • by RotoWire Staff