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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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tes for “giving up too soon” in their title battle

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starting pitcher (7-3) earned his first career win over the Dodgers Sunday afternoon. De La Rosa, who entered Sunday 0-8 against the Dodgers, surrendered two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five in seven innings of a 7-2 victory.De La Rosa has allowed two runs or fewer in five of his last six starts. He is scheduled to start Friday at home against San Diego. He limited the Padres to two hits in six scoreless innings in his previous meeting April 14.

More News 06/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Rakitic, according to the Daily Record.The Red Devils want to sign the World Cup finalist for a fee of around £30m.However, the Blaugrana are not willing to sell 30-year-old Rakitic for less than €55m.There is still hope of a deal getting done as 05/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/05/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/15/2018 er Nicolas Pepe.Sky Italia says Arsenal have made a fresh move for the Ivory Coast international in the last 24 hours.Napoli were regarded as favourites to land Pepe, with Lille president Gerard Lopez admitting a deal was likely.However, it’s emerged • by RotoWire Staff e suffered a snub from Antoine Griezmann.The wantaway Atletico Madrid attacker has seen hopes of joining Barcelona stall.France Football says United spied their chance and made their approach, which was immediately rejected by Griezmann.Instead, the 08/18/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/15/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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re unable to flex their muscles throughout the cla

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outfielder homered in the first inning off Hiroki Kuroda Wednesday versus the Yankees. It was Markakis’ fourth HR of the season. 

The No. 3 hitter, who sometimes leads off, went 1 for 4 and is batting .292. Markakis has hit in nine of his last 10 games and has five multiple-hit games over that span with six RBI. He has 23 RBI and 26 runs scored on the season. 

More News 03/18/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 11/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff coach Zinedine Zidane’s outburst on Sunday.The Welshman has fallen out of favour since Zidane’s return as manager wit for Watford in their FA Cup defeat at Tranmere Rovers.The 21-year-old was introduced at half-time in the third round replay with the Hornets trailing and bagged an equaliser that forced the game to go beyond 90 minutes. Tranmere eventually won via th the Frenchman saying the forward was ‘very close’ to leaving over the weekend.That remark prompted Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett to 09/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ays Premier League duo Bournemouth and Norwich plus the Championship’s top two Leeds and West Brom are all keen on prising the 23 year-old away from the London Stadium. Cullen has caught the eye this term during his second season on loan at Champions 09/16/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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confident his team will finish the season strongly

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From April 22 to May 8, the ‘ hit .188 (9 for 48), filling those who predicted his imminent demise with glee. But since then, he’s batting .341 (14 for 41) with four home runs in 10 games.

In the biz, we call that “weathering the storm.” Or at least we should. Basically, when a guy overdue for a cold streak comes out of that cold streak with numbers nearly as impressive as when he went in, his breakthrough seems all the more credible.

I still think Davis’ batting average will graduallyt become their prime penalty taker.Gabriel Jesus followed recent examples from Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling in missing from 12 yards for City on Wednesday night as they recorded a narrow 1-0 win away to Sheffield United in the Premier League.And fall to about the .280 range over the next four-plus months, but he’ll have so many bursts of productivity during that time that you’ll hardly care. I recently moved him to 13th in , ahead of Freddie Freeman, making him more or less indispensable in all formats.

More News 03/18/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/20/2020 • by RotoWire Staff be at the Wanda Metropolitano tonight to see former clubs Liverpool and Atletico Madrid do battle.Atletico will host the Reds in the first-leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Tuesday evening.El Niño, who is loved by supporters from bot 09/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff uper agent Mino Raiola insists Everton management are delighted with Moise Kean.Raiola placed the former Juventus striker at Everton this summer, with the youngster battling for form so far this season.But his agent insisted to Le Repubblica: “:I wou 08/09/2019 • 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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VIDEO: LSU player flips over catcher on inside-the-park home run

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

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

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rk with son Giovani Simeone.The striker is a star

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general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. shot down a Venezuelan media report that claimed the Phillies had signed veteran pitcher , calling it “,” according to Comcn defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Indiana.The striker bagged his fourth goal of pre-season with a confident spot-kick dispatched emphatically into the top corner at Notre Dame Stadium.He told Liverpoolfc.com: “(Jordan Henderson) Hendo was walking buast SportsNet Philadelphia on Saturday. However, Amaro did reveal that the team will take a look at Zambrano, who recently signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic LeZinedine Zidane defended his players after their 0-0 draw with Real Betis.Despite the result, Zidane Leverkusen midfielder Charles Aranguiz has revealed contact with Atletico Madrid.Chile international Aranguiz is considering his future in Germany ahead of the summer market.Fernando Felicevich told Fox Sports: “We are waiting for some offers from Esuggested that Real Madrid performed with perfect rhythm and intensity but simply failed to convert their chances.Joel Robles was in fine form, makinague.

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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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blames his barber for his new shaven look.A big to

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starter , who left Friday’s start against the Angels, could have his next scheduled start in jeopardy, according to .com.Gonzalez left his start early with a blister on his right thumb. He ripped his blister in his last inning of work, according to managembargo until their dispute with the English Football League is resolved.The club issued a claim against the EFL after being charged over the sale of Hillsborough to owner Dejphon Chansiri.The £60m sale helped them post a pre-tax profit of £2.5m iner Buck Showalter. Because the Orioles have Monday off, the team could push Gonzalez back in the rotation if his thumb does not heal in time. He is scheduled to start Thursday at home against Kansas City.Gonzalez, who picked up his second loss of nuary or February.Izquierdo has been recovering from a knee injury in his native Colombia.His representative Norman Capuozzo told Gol Caracol: “It’s good to give Jose a lot of support and that is what we are doing.”He is in a recovery phase. We hope the season Friday, has allowed 10 runs in his last 17 1/3 innings of work. He has a 4.58 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP through six starts.

More News 07/12/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/29/2018 • bn his decision to sign with Chelsea.Ziyech will move to London at the end of the season for a fee rising to €44m.The 26-year-old, who has agreed a five-year contract with the Blues, was speaking to Ajax TV.”Happy, proud, I am excited and I cannot wy RotoWire Staff 06/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta admits their hom

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The recalled pitching prospect from Double-A Springfield Friday after optioning pitcher Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A Memphis so he can work on mechanics. Martinez, who was unable to pitch during spring training because of a visa issue, was added to the bullpen to fill Boggs’ spot.

The 21-year-old righty, considered St. Louis’ top pitching prospect by .com, has consistently reached the uppeielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out until December in the latest set-back for the Frenchman.Pogba has struggled with an ankle injury since August and has featured just five times in the Premier League this season.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sair-90s with his fastball and can top 100 mph. In three starts for Spriaux for a fee of up to 5m euros (£4.6m).The 33-year-old centre-back is having a medical on Tuesday before completing a return to France after nine years with the Premier League club.Frenchman Koscielny had a year left on his contract at Emirates Stangfield, Martinez had nine strikeouts and a walk over 11 2/3 innings with a 2.31 ERA.

More News 30D ago • by RotoWire Staff 03/16/2020 er United are ready to bid big for Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff.The London Evening Standard says United are hoping to capitalise on Newcastle’s failure to tie Longstaff down to a long-term deal. They are poised to bid for the 21-year-ol • by RotoWire Staff 03/13/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/16/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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needed a late equaliser from Lucas Moura to draw 1

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The afforded outfielder a rest Sunday as he was not included in the starting lineup against Toronto’s R.A. Dickey. Gardner had played in every inning of every game this season prior to Sunday.

Gardner sits with a four-game hitting streak. He’s gone 4 for 15 (.267) over that stretch with a homer. Garner is batting .253 this year with just one stolen base. He’s been caught twice. 

More News 03/31/2020 • by RotoWire Staff ummer market.Fotbolldirekt.se says Leeds had scouts in the standlless stalemate with suitors Everton at Selhurst Park.The visitors were reduced to 10 men following Morgan Schneiderlin’s second-half dismissal but created the better chances to secure an opening-day victory – only for both sides to have to settle fos for OSK’s clash with GIF Sundsvall on the weekend.And the players in question being watched were Dino Islamovic, 25, and Hosam Aiesh, 24.”It is true that Leeds was in place today,” Nic 12/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/23/2019 have confirmed plans to install two new tiers of seats closer to their London Stadium pitch in time for the 2020-21 season, reports SkySports.West Ham released a statement on Tuesday, which read: “Following consultation with the Official Supporters • by RotoWire Staff

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ntus defender Leonardo Bonucci has jumped to the d

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Despite not allowing a run over his last six appearances, reliever wants manager Ron Roenicke to for the time being, .com reported Friday.Henderson, who replaced Axford as Milwaukee’s closer, is 5 for 5 in save chances and has only allowed one run over his first 10 appearances, while racking up 147 strikeouts compared to just two walks. “You want to keep with what’s going well. I think that’s the biggest thing,” Axford said. “Things are going good right now, winning nine in a row. Losing that tough one [on Wednesday] in San Diego, we had a shot of winning that one at the end, too. You really want to keep with what’s strong and what’s working, I think.”Axford has racked up four holds to go along with six strikeouts and no walks over his last six outings and opponents are hitting just .118 (2 for 17) off himrtivo says Gunners boss Unai Emery is lining up a replacement for Mesut Ozil and has settled on the Spain star.Isco has seemingly fallen out of favour once again at the Bernaich list.Forbes reports Manchester United have fallen from second to sixth in Forbes’ list of the world’s most valuable sports teams.The Red Devils have tumbled four spots and are now behind Clasico giants Real Madrid (third) and Barcelona (fourth) wbeu and has made only five appearances this season, but woinish is within their grasp.United are at high-flying Sheffield United today.Despite being off the top-four pace, Solskjaer hasn’t given up on the Champions League.“I don’t agree the top four won’t change,” he said. “We’ve put ourselves in a diffuld still command over that span.

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ham is a fan of his team.Beckham told Pochettino h

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Despite a left-hander on the hill Wednesday, manager Bob Melvin opted to keep out of is staying in contact with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.Zidane is desperate to bring Pogba to Madrid this summer and is speaking to him regularly, says AS. Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, declared on Friday that “everyone” inside United knows the starting lineup agked the former Arsenal star’s first goal for the Bianconeri.He told TMW: “I am very happy to have scored my first goal and it was even more important to bring these three points home. “DiManchester United, according to reports.Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League has thrown the Gabon international’s future into question.Despite his impressive record since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, Aubameyang could be sofferences between Serie A and Premier League? I think it will tainst the Red Sox. Melvin said he wants Wells, who was recently acquired from the Blue Jays in a trade, to work on his swing in batting practice before he puts him in the lineup.

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s a footballer at Sassuolo.The Brazil native burst

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outfielder is getting a lot of playing time with the club.

Young was acquired in the offseason, adding to the team’s abundance of talent in the outfield. There was some question over how much Young would play, but he’s been a fixture in the lineup since April 7. Young hasn’t produced but has shown an ability to add power and speed in a full-time role. His batting average will alwa playing return.Pogba, who has not played since September 30, is rehabilitating from an ankle injury and has spent time in Miami this month.The central midfielder drew criticism from supporters this week after a video emerged of him playing basketbaays be poor based on his high strikeout rate.

More News 08/14/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff Divock Origi as a “starter” for manager Jurgen Klopp.Indeed, Heskey believes Klopp will buy a new striker to add greater competition to his start front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.He told Gentingbet: “He’ll just add one or 07/06/2018 opportunity to sign Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo, according to Sky Sports. The two clubs were unable to agree upon a payment plan for the Uruguayan’s 44.5m release clause.La Liga rules state release clauses must be paid in full at the competition’s hea • by RotoWire Staff 07/04/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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et for an early return from Achilles surgery.The S

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earned a vote of confidence from manager Don Mattingly Tuesday, who told .com that Sellers will remain the starting shortstop Brighton owner Tony Bloom considered sacking Chris Hughton four weeks ago, according to The Argus.Bloom held off on making the decision out of fear that it could backfire and make things worse.Hughton was eventually sacked on Monday after a dismal end to the season.He spent four-and-a-half-years in charge of the Seagulls.until Hanley Ramirez can return from the disabled list. Does that mean Fantasy owners should have any confidence in him?

Given that the first thing Mattingly pointed to in support of Sellers was his glove work, the answer to that should be pretty obvious. If not, the .167 batting average through 12 games is a dead giveaway. Sellers does not have much of a track record in the minor leagues that would indicate he is capable of being a Fantasy producer; just a pair of double-digit home run seasons played mostly in the inflated hitting environment of the Pacific Coast League.  

Sellers has an abnormally low .192 batting average on balls in play, but even that does little to explain away his lack of Fantasy value. Sellers is dreadfully lacking in power, with just one extra-base hit in 41 at-bats. He is strikeout prone for a hitter without much power, a bad combination that is unlikely to lead to a high average. Outside of maybe the rare 14-team, NL-only Fantasy league, Sellers is simply not worth your time. 

More News 07/30/2015 Sport says despite picking up a victory, no-one wanted to speak with the media following the contest. It was left to Sergio Busquets, who had been substituted and was in the dressing room, who came back out to fulfil the media requirements pitchside. • by Shawn Krest 05/19/2015 • by Brandon Wise 04/27/2015 • by Elliot Smith 04/22/2015 • by Igor Mello club to drop his asking price.Benfica are the only team to have made a firm offer to this point, although their bid of €20m has fallen well short.And the situation has left Cillessen frustrated.”The fact that Barcelona are asking for 60 million for 04/05/2015 • by Brandon Wise 04/02/2015 • by Michael Hurcomb