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ir deal for Manchester City striker Lukas Nmecha.V

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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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catcher is scheduled to fly to New York to have his Thursday, the Daily News reports. The team is hoping d’Arnaud will be cleared to ditch his walking boot and start a rehab assignment after his checkup. He entered the season as the No. 23 prospect in baseball according to Baseball America, but City manager Brendan Rodgers has defended midfielder James Maddison.Maddison, 23, has been filmed drinking alcohol and partying in Dubai whilst on midseason break.But Rodgers says he sees nothing wrong with the incident, claiming Maddison was ‘stitcfractured a bone in his right foot back in April.

More News 03/20/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 11/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff celona defender Gerard Pique admits he could retire before the end of his current contract.Pique is tied to Barca until 2022.He told Mundo Deportivo: “My last team will be Barça, I have no intention of wearing another shirt. “If I see that I lose im 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff er Fred has liked an Instagram post claiming he is a better player than teammate Jesse Lingard.The £52million signing last summer has not been picked in a single matchday squad so far this season.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has preferred Lingard, S 09/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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catcher found his stroke Thursday, going 3 for 5 in a 6-3 win over the Giants.

McCann hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot to left center in the second inning, to open the scoring for Atlanta. He finished with three RBI and one run scored while striking out once.

McCann has four hits over his last two games since going 0 for 4 in his first game following their friendly in Boston last week has hurt their Europa League final preparation.Chelsea have lost Ruben Loftus-Cheek for the Baku clash against Arsenal after he suffered an Achilles injury against New England Revolution.Sarri said, “We finished this return from shoulder surgery. 

More News 10/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/2019 n Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored and saw red in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.Jordan Ayew’s deflected equaliser earned Palace a point at home against Arsenal.But it was goalscorer Aubameyang’s sending off by the video assistant referee (VAR • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff hevrolet.The Daily Mail says United are leaving no stone unturned as they look for a shirt sponsor to replace Chevrolet at the end of next season.The US car manufacturer signed a deal worth £450m with the Red Devils in 2014 but are reportedly unwill 09/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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The have been tight-lipped about ‘s hamstring injury, saying only that the best-case scenario is a return to the lineup in 2-3 weeks. Despite the lack of concrete information, Fantasy owners have no choice but to keep the slugger stashed, as Scott White notes in his column.

White ranks Stanton as the No. 1 player currently on the disabled list. You don’t need us to remind you that Stanton is an undroppable player, especially since he disappointed so badly prior to the injury. You have to hang on to Stanton for as long as it takes to recover, even as you grumble about how injury-prone he has proven to be in his young career. 

More Ne the new season with a five-man backroom team.With Lampard in the Chelsea dugout will be Jody Morris, who formed one-half of the duo’s successful partnership at Derby last season.Morris has taken up the role of assistant head coach at the club where ws 04/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 04/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/29/2020 Former Premier League manier Amaechi is staying patient at Hamburg.The 18 year-old prospect moved to HSV last summer for €2.5m, though is struggling to make an impression.”I am very patient. Of course I want to play. Of course, when I’m not in the team, I’m sad. But I’m trager Neil Warnock has hailed the improvement in Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck.Warnock says he was offered the Scot when in charge of Cardiff City.He told talkSPORT: “I think they had been tempted to let him go two or three times.“I had his agent on a while ago saying ‘I think he’ll be leaving the club’ but what’s he done? He’s done it on the pitch. He’s worked his socks off, scored important goals and been part of that dressing room.“They’ve got a great chance of getting in Europe. An absolutely great chance.” • by RotoWire Staff 03/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/19/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/17/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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On Monday night, the had a 7-0 lead after three innings. On Tuesday night, they had a 4-1 lead after six innings. They lost both games thanks to spectacular pitching collapses.

Entering Wednesday, the Rays had the fifth-worst ERA (4.44) and seventh-worst WHIP (1.33) in baseball this season. Last year they had the best ERA (3.19) and WHIP (1.17) in the game, both by a decent margin. The year before they had the eighth-best ERA (3.58) and second-best WHIP (1.22). Usually we talk about the Rays having one of the best pitching staffs in the game, not one the worst.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about the team’s pitching trouble is how nearly every single member of the staff is performing worse than they did a year ago. Here are the holdovers, the guys who pitched for the Rays in both 2012 and 2013:

2012-13 Rays Pitching StaffPitcher2012 ERA2012 WHIP2013 ERA2013 WHIPDavid Price2.561.106.251.48Alex Cobb4.031.252.791.19Jeremy Hellickson3.101.254.791.31Matt Moore3.811.351.951.05Fernando Rodney0.600.785.061.78Joel Peralta3.631.192.511.19Jake McGee1.950.8011.252.25Cesar Ramos2.100.975.631.63Kyle Farnsworth4.001.337.36United have made an opening offer of £35million to sign Dembele, according to reports in France.The former Celtic and Fulham striker has netted 23 times in Ligue 1 this season and has attracted attention from a number of top European teams.Ole Gunna2.32

Half the rotation and all but one reliever has pitched worse in 2013 than he did in 2012. In some cases — Rodney and McGee, specifically — a decline in performance was to be expected. Those two were outstanding last year and it would have been tough to repeat that success. Still, the decline has been drastic.

Cobb and Moore are pitching like aces so far, and I suspect Price will join them at some point. He’s simply way too good to pitch like he has over a full season. Unless he’s hurt, of courseire is optimistic about his relationship with Vimpard defended Mount at today’s Super Cup pre-match presser.He said, “I pick the best team to win the game, regardless of age. Mount deserves his chance on merit, I won’t fear to play young players. In terms of how we set up, I really liked some ofctor Lindelof.The centre-half duo successfully subdued Jamie Vardy in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Leicester City.”You have to realise partnerships are built on playing games and we have only had five games,. The entire staff has taken a step back, it seems. This looks more like a Devil Rays staff than a typical Rays staff.

Tampa entered Wednesday with a 14-18 record, good for fourth place in the AL East and 6 1/2 games back of the first place Red Sox. Their offense has been just fine so far (averaging 4.5 runs per game), but their pitching staff has been a huge disappointment. Strong pitching is the team’s trademark, and right now they are getting very little of that.

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starting pitcher prospect tossed five shutout innings, leading Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes/Barre to a win Sunday over Gwinnett. He didn’t allow a hit, walked four batters and struck out three.

“I felt like I battled early on. It was a tough day today and the weather hasn’t been the best, but I was able to make pitches when I needed to and my defense had my back,” Betances said, per .com. “My changeup kept me in the game the whole time. I was able to throw it early in the count and behind in the count.”

After posting a 13.60 ERA in his first three starts, Betances has managed a 1.76 ERA in his last three starts, lowering his ERA to 6.00. Betances is 2-2 with a .213 opponents’ batting average in six starts. He has 25 strikeouts to 16 walks in 24 innings.

Betances, who was once a prized prospect in the Yankees’ system, is trying to return to form in 2013. 

“My last year was not a good year,” he said. “For me, it’s about getting that consistency and being able to get to where I was a couple years ago. It’s just a matter of trying not to be too aggressive, staying closed and getting that front extension that will allow me to work down in the zone and throw strikes early on. Then I can mix in the off-speed pitches.”

More News 03/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff son.Mundo Deportivo says Thiago Silva has let it be known Barca would be his priority should they come in for him this summer. The veteran defender is off contract in June.And his dream at 35 is to close out his career at Barca.Interestingly, his arr 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/17/2020 n the Italian last week.The Sun says Spurs considered the Napoli boss, 60, for the vacancy but the word from Italy was that his club would need a big payout and also keep him until the new year.That left the door wide open for Jose Mourinho to step i • by RotoWire Staff to sign England Under-21 left-back Ryan Sessegnon for £25m.The deal will see Spurs midfielder Josh Onomah moving the other way.The fee for Sessegnon, 19, who scored two goals in 35 Premier League appearances last season for relegated Fulham, could r 02/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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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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The optioned pitcher to Triple-A Colorado Springs Sunday to clear a spot on the active roster for Jhoulys Chacin after he was activated from the disabled list. Chatwood made two starts in Chacin’s absence, posting a 1-0 record and 3.00 ERA while working six innings in each outing.

“I feel pretty good with everything I’m doing right now,” Chatwood told The Denver Post. “I just have to continue building on that.”

More News 4D ago • by RotoWire Staff 03/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/20/2020 • by RotoWire Staff Hugo Lloris says they can clinch a top four finish if they can f Fred was happy with his performance in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.The odds were stacked against United before the encounter against an unbeaten Reds outfit.And after almost coming away with the victory, Fred was pleased his own personal contriind some consistency.With Tottenham just four points behind Chelsea in fourth, Lloris insists qualification for next season’s Champions League is in their sights.After the Southampton wi 02/10/2 season. Here we sit down with the prolific striker about his success, life with Getafe and the LaLiga forwards he admires.Answer: In truth, I’m very happy. I’m thoroughly enjoying this stage of my life at Getafe in the top flight and the day to day 020 • by RotoWire Staff

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Here we go again with first baseman . This guy is really prone to slow starts.

After another disappointing April, LaRoche is now a career .214 hitter during March/April games. The good news is that LaRoche usually heats up as we get deeper into the summer. LaRoche’s slash line in the first half — .244/.323/.436/.759 — pales in comparison to his slash line in the second half — .293/.353/.533/.886.

I get why Fantasy owners have been . First base is such a deep position that you don’t have to endure prolonged slumps at the position because you can usually find a viable replacement on your bench or waivers. But if you can afford to be patient with LaRoche, then the payoff should be huge down the road.

Just some other numbers to keep in mind. LaRoche has a , which is lower than his career .307 mark, per FanGraphs.com. You look at his batted ball and plate-discipline numbers and nothing really jumps out, so it seems the hits haven’t been falling for the veteran first baseman. But once they do, then LaRoche might be a player you keep in your lineup.

More News 03/18/2016 • by RotoWire Staff r United vice-chairman Ed Woodward is dithering over a deal for Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes.O Jogo says Woodward is hesitating on a deal to bring Fernandes to the club.The 24-year-old has impressed in the Portuguese Primeira Liga this seas 03/15/2016 f facing Watford.Palace sit in 12th place, nine points clear of Watford who have escaped the dreaded bottom three on goal difference alone. But Hodgson is all too aware that a run of results can have a iele Rugani.The Italian’s agent confirmed Rugani was looking at his options after Juve’s recent acquisition of Dutch phenom Matthijs De Ligt.The Gunners face competition from Roma and AC Milan for the 24-year-old’s signature, according to Calciomercahuge impact in an extremely congested Premier Le • by RotoWire Staff 03/11/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/10/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/07/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/07/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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Coming into spring training, the main reason top prospect didn’t have a shot at making the major-league roster was because the went out and acquired Shin-So Choo in the offseason, leaving no openings in their outfield. Since then, they’ve lost starting left fielder Ryan Ludwick and his replacement, Chris Heisey, to injury. So wheeeeere’s Billy?

Stuck at Triple-A, unfortunately. He picked the worst possible time to go into an offensive funk, batting .205 in 88 at-bats. He’s still running like crazy, swiping 15 bags in 16 attempts, but the Reds aren’t going to break the seal on him, so to speak, until he’s proven he can hit Triple-A pitching.

Their best options in the meantime are journeyman Xavier Paul and third-tier prospect Donald Lutz, so Hamilton’s opportunity hasn’t quite passed him by. He’ll need to get hot this season after Manchester United were drawn against the Belgian side in the Europa League Round of 32.Brugge finished third in Group A of the Champions League behind Real Madrid and PSG.And Solskjaer is expecting a tough contest against Phllippe Csoon to make the most of it, though.

More News 03/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/07/2020 • by RotoWire Staff feu admits he couldn’t handle being dubbed ‘the new Messi’ at Barcelona.As a young player in the famed Barcelona academy he was often described as ‘the new Lionel Messi’, a tag he found intimidating. “I found out that being called the new Messi whe 11/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 Theo Walcott has laughed off talk of leaving Everton this summer.The manager has recently been asked about the former England international’s future at Goodison Park and dismissed any talk of the winger being sold.And Walcott feels the same.He said: “You see, this is just rumours! Now, I’m thinking of a nice holiday!”I’m looking to get away, yes, but not what you’re thinking!” • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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starter will make one more rehab start May 5 and is slated to return to the major leagues May 11, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Liriano has not pitched this year due to a broken non-throwing arm. He has a 3.2itment and talent Joe Shield is a target for Arsenal.The Arsenal-target-Manchester-City-talent-spotter-recruited-Jadon-Sancho-academy-revamp.html”>Daily MailArsenal-target-Manchester-City-talent-spotter-recruited-Jadon-Sancho-academy-revamp.html”> sa4 ERA in 16 2/3 rehab innings over four starts.

More News 01/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 08/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff are ready to spend record money tighton under new boss Graham Potter.Trossard believes that many changes will happen next season under Potter, who is known for preferring a more expansive playstyle.The Genk captain is set to complete a move to the Seagulls for a near-£18 million feo win the battle to land Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.Goal says Chelsea’s current record is the £72million they spent to sign goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao but they are prepared to go be 03/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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The recalled reliever Friday to take John Lannan’s place on the active roster. Savery is expected to pitch out of the bullpen until the team can find a starter to replace Lannan.

Savery competed for a bullpen spot in spring trainiarri’s move to Juventus would transform Italian football.Chelsea manager Sarri is expected to soon be named Juve coach.Sacchi said, “I’ve always thought that a Coach must be both screenwriter and director, whereas others view the role differently. ngve been in contact with agents for PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.The Mirror says Tottenham have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Aréola.Areola is on loan at Real Madrid from PSG but has no future in the French capital.And with Spurs looki but was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley early in camp.

“It was a little bit of a frustrating and confusing situation,” he told .com. “But there are some guys that did their job very well last year, did their job better than I did. I came into camp knowing that those guys deservedly were ahead of me. But the goodr Declan Rice.The young defensive midfielder is experiencing some criticism for his recent performances with club and country.Despite England winning 4-0 against Kosovo, and Rice playing 90 minutes, he was critiqued by fans and some pundits. But Murp news was is I got to go to minor-league camp and pitch every few days there, so I certainly got my work in, which wasn’t always the case last year.”

Savery had a 5.40 ERA in 25 innings out of the Phillies’ bullpen last season. 

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

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

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

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third baseman , on the 15-day disabled list with a lingering left quadriceps injury, began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa Sunday Elliot as a “real threat”.The lla midfielder Conor Hourihane enjoyed a dig at one doubter after defeat at Tottenham yesterday.After making his Premier League debut on Saturday, Conor Hourihane tweeted a fan who told him he’d never play in the top flight five years ago.In 2014, Ho16-year-old, signed from Fulham in the summer, made his first-team debut against MK Dons last month.Inglethorpe told The Athletic: “Harvey looked a real threat and is someond be “proud” to take the club captaincy.The midfielder was asked by Blick if he hoped to take the armband should Laurent Koscielny leave this summer.”Hoping for me is not the right word in this context. Would I be incredibly proud and would I like toe we were very fortunate to be able to recruiy. Stewart went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts, a walk and an RBI. He is expected to take over at third base for the Cubs once he’s activated.

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pitcher (1-2) rebounded from a pair of poor outings to begin the season, working eight innings to secure his 200th career win during Philadelphia’s 2-1 victory at Miami on Sunday. Halladay permitted only one run and five hits to become the 109th pitcher in history manager has been running the rule over his players in Austria this week.He said: “Fundamentally a good group. They all want to play – you can sense that. The process now is to understand them all as best we can as quickly as we can.”There’s been a b to reach the 200-win milestone — and first Phillie since Hall of Famer Steve Carlton in 1978.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner worked efficiently against a punchless Marlins lineup that was missing Giancarlo Stanton, but still recorded a sarco Silva after signing a three-year contract with the Toffees.And he wants to make sure the club are aiming to qualify for Europe’s top competition.”I am excited to be here at one of the greatest clubs in England, really excited, I enjoy the place,eason-low two strikeouts while walking a batter. He trimmed his ERA from 14.73 to 7.63.

After battling injuries for part of the 2012 campaign, Halladay came under fire during a rocky spring that carried over into the season when he failed to complete more than four innings in his first two starts and allowed three homers. But he needed just 87 pitches (58 strikes) to complete Sunday’s outing — 12 less than his total frlback has underlined the importance of being capable of clinching the LaLiga Santander title, despite missing out on the Champions League and the Copa del Rey silverware this season.”It’s a very difficult moment for the whole team as we were very cloom his previous start that lasted just four innings.

Halladay will attempt to carry the momentum into his next projected start Friday against St. Louis, a team which tagged him for a 4.50 ERA in two games last season.

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