Burnley striker Chris Wood has picked up an unwant


Granted, was already hot and owned in the majority of Fantasy leagues, but because the one reason for skepticism with him was hittability, Wednesday’s no-hit bid against the Pirates was an eye-opener.

Coming into the game, he had allowed 10.0 hits per nine innings while recording just 6.3 strikeouts per nine this season. Not what you’d expect from a hard-throwing phenom. But with just one hit allowed and 11 strikeouts over eight shutout innings Wednesday, he’s now averaging 6.7 hits and 7.4 strikeouts per nine to go along with a 2.11 ERA over his last six starts. That’s much morr the remainder of the year with a broken collarbone.Lanzini will be sidelined for the rest of 2019 after suffering a fractured collarbone in the 3-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday.The Argentine schemer fell awkwardly after being fouled by Ashley Weste convincing.

I don’t know what the do when Brandon Beachy returns from the DL, but shipping out Julio Teheran no longer seems like a viable option. If you’ve been holding off on him in the 18 percent of leagues where he’s still available, better act now.

More News 03/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff rom Marcos Alonso settled it at Stamford Bridge after a tight affair in the capital.Bruce said: “We had a few chanca huge challenge at Everton after their 4-0 thrashing by Chelsea.Ancelotti has overseen significant improvements at Everton since succeeding Marco Silva in the role.But the display against Chelsea shows there is still plenty of work to be done.“We es in the first half in particular, but we didn’t pick the right pass or the right cross.”Chelsea have a nice blend of youth and experi 03/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/01/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/26/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/26/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


at the end of tomorrow’s clash with Liverpool.Wild


The released outfielder Monday. Francisco, who hit .114 in 21 an interview, he revealed that he has been aware for some timoss Frank Lampard is adamant the squad is strong enough, despite their transfer ban.Lampard insists he does not need to strengthen his squad before the new Premier League season.The Blues are banned from signing players during the next two transfer we that the former Barcelona man is unsettled.”I knew that he wanted to believes his qualities can fit into manager Jose Mourinho’s system.The France international admits he’s a changed character when on the pitch.He told Foot Mercato: “I am a player who is crazy. “I have a certain carelessness. Maybe it’s due to my age go before the Copa America, but it’s a topic between the club and Neymar,” Tuchel told RMC Sports.”It’s all clear betwgames, was designated for assignment May 26 to clear a roster spot for pitcher David Huff.


Can Indians be this year’s Orioles? Mark Reynolds sees similarities


NEW YORK — The best team ever at winning one-run games was last year’s . The best this year is the .

, anyone?

“I a Matic has agreed a new deal to stay at Manchester United.Matic, out of contract this summer, had been in talks with the club but it looked as if he would leave.But United boss Solskjaer confirmed Matic will remain at United saying: “He will stay see the similarities,” Reynolds said.

He’s one of the similarities. Reynolds played for the 2012 Orioles. He plays for the 2013 Indians.

Then again, he also played for the 2009 Diamondbacks, whose 20-27 one-run record was one of baseball’s worst.

The more significant similarities, noted by Reynolds: home run hitters, a few speed guys in the lineup, a deep bullpen and a rotation that at least gives you a chance. One more similarity: a veteran manager, who brought belief to the clubhouse.

“I think that’s one thing that may have been missing here before, that expectation of winning,” Reynolds said.

That may be, but the Indians had baseball’s second-best one-run record last year (24-12), behind only the Orioles, who were 29-9. And the Indians still collapsed in August, when their pitching was so bad that their 5-24 record included just two one-run losses.

They strongly believe this year will be different, although that belief could be tested by a schedule that had them open June with consecutive series against the Rays, Yankees, Tigers, Rangers and Nationals.

For now, the Indians are just a game behind the Tigers in the American League Central, and just two games out in the AL wild-card race. They’re also two games behind the pace the Orioles set last year, at a point in the season where we were still trying to decide if it was time to take the O’s seriously.

“Hopefully, we can ride it out here, the way we did last year,” Reynolds said.

Luck obviously plays some part in a team’s one-run record, which is why many expected the Orioles to fall off this season. Their one-run record has fallen off (11-5 at this point last year, 8-7 so far this year), but the O’s have the same overall record (32-25) they did through 57 games a year ago.

Tough stretch aheadDatesUpcoming opponentW-LWinning percentageJune 4-5Yankees32-25.561June 7-9Tigers30-25.545June 10-12Rangers35-21.625W-L and Winning % as of 6/3/13

The Indians are basically where they were a year ago, too. Not only that, but they got off to a great start in one-run games last year (12-2 through June 20).

It turned out then it didn’t mean anything. It turned out that the Orioles’ early success did mean something.

Can rtmund star Jadon Sancho, according to German media reps.Former Middlesbrough striker and Bundesliga pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft, who interviewed Sancho on the weekend, spoke to two top journalists about the 19-year-old’s future.He revealed: “I arrivethis year’s Indians become last year’s Orioles?

Aeager to return to Premier League management.Hughton was sacked by the Seagulls at the end of last season.“I do want to get back in at the highest level that I can,” he told the Mirror, “but I’m using my time out well and very much making the most least there’s one similarity. Both teams had Mark Reynolds.


tandard Liege on Thursday.18-year-old Gabriel Mart


catcher took 15 swings off a tee before Saturday’s game against the Rockies and told the Orange County Register he was with how his oblique injury responded. Ellis is not in the starting lineup Saturday but appears to be making progress and might not require a trip to the disabled list. Ellis took his last five swings with maximum effort and will likely try to take batting practice Sunday. 

More News 02/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/07/20veals that he was keen to sign for Potter after playing against his Swansea side last season when he was still at Bristol City.He told the Mirror: “I played against Swansea and his team last year, I was playing in a good footballing team but Swanse18 • by RotoWire Staff 06/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 04/30/2018 outbid Celtic in the £1.5million race for young Hearts left-back l James.Sissoko clashed with James this week in China as Spurs lost to Manchester United.However, the France international insisted on RMC: “When we play football, there is always fighting with the opponents. “You try to be better than him and to havHickey.The Eagles are happy to buy the versatile 17-year-old, who can also play in central midfield, then loan him back to the Tynecastle club for the rest of the season.Celtic also fa • by RotoWire Staff


vinced their UEFA ban will be overturned.The Premi


reliever has struggled since coming off the disabled list May 17. He took his second blown save in four appearances Saturday against the Red Sox after allowing four runs in one inning.

He’s posted a 11.25 ERA in four appearances following a stint on the disabled list because of a sore right elbow.

“I told Vinnie when he came off the disabled list, ‘There might be a little rust,'” manager Terry Francona, per The Plain Dealer. “But like a hitter with a track record, this is a pitcher with a pretty impressive track record with the way he competes, the way he cares. I wouldn’t want to run away from him. I just want to help him.”

Pestano’s struggles could be . He was throwing 92-93 mph before going on the disabled list. He was clocked throwing 88-89 mph Saturday.

“In spring training, when guys start throwing, they have to build arm speed,” Francona said. “That’s what he’s doing now. … There are no medical issues. We got him through that. Now we just have to get him back to being Vinnie.”

More News 07/06/2016 • by RotoWire Staff ager’s job is a dream come true.Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s former assistant was confirmed as the club’s new boss last week, three years after hanging up his boots when he waer City goalkeeper Daniel Iversen is being linked with Rotherham United.Iversen recorded an impressive 15 clean sheets in 42 League Two outings for Oldham last season and is now interesting the Millers.“It’s not a goalkeeping issue, because I’ve gos their captain.”I remember the last time I was going down the t 03/19/2016 • by RotoWire Staff terday.Jose Mourinho was named new manager of Spurs this morning.Ardiles said before the Portuguese’s appointment: “Mauricio put us in the elite of world football. “We owe him so many memories. Where to start? With him we learned to believe. Everybod 02/05/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 12/23/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 07/17/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 07/10/2015 • by Jason Lempert


bonda says manager Mauricio Pochettino is not to b


outfielder is hitting just .185 at Triple-A Toledo.

Berry had 291 at-bats in the majors last season but failed to make the club in the spring. Berry has racked up 13 steals in Tri.The Gunners cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over United at the Emirates on Monday.It was Arteta’s first win as Arsenal manager and Solskjaer was impressed by what he saw.Speaking after the game, he said: “I felt they played really well, and sometple-A, but he hasn’t hit. In 119The Molineux outfit recorded a brave 2-1 away win over Slovan Bratislava on Thursday, with Jimenez scoring the decisive penast keep a close check on Leicester star Jamie Vardy – or he will take full advantage.The Reds were uncharacteristically lax in allowing a three-goal lead slip against Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League before eventually prevailing 4-3 on Wednelty.He told BT Sport: “For me it’s always in my mind that I’m going to score. It’s my style of shooting penalty kicks, I’m nev at-bats, Berry has struck out 32 times. 


legrini is one of the best coaches in the world.Th


starting pitcher , who was winless over his previous three starts, allowed a season-low two hits over seven innings in a 5-1 win in Sunday’s series finale against the Braves.The right-hander retired 12-straight batters until a two-out walk to B.J. Upton in the seventh. He was pulled after throwing 111 pitches, 65 for strikes. Lincecum (3-2) finished with seven strikeouts and three walks. He’s scheduled to face the Rockies in Colorado next Thursday. Lincecum is 6-3 with a 4.11 ERA in 13 career starts at Coors Field.

More News 06/05/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/02/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ngs. El-Ghazi appeared to throw his head at Mings, who yelled at his team-mate for being out of position in Monday’s goalless draw with West Ham United.On the incident, Smith said: “I didn’t need to [intervene], the players dealt with it. That’s the want to lose defender Noussair Mazraoui.Mazraoui has been linked with a January move to Tottenham.But ahead of their Champions League tie at Chelsea, Ten Hag stated: “He has developed well and has a lot of potential. “Noussair is a defender in the ty 05/28/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/19/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff inamo Zagrab for RB Leipzig in January, though not before holding talks with Milan.Budan told TMW: “Leipzig is the best choice for his characteristics. If someone who came through the youth in Barcelona goes to Zagreb it says a lot about the desire t 05/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff


Stephen Strasburg being treated for forearm tightness


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ace turned in a quality start against the rival on Monday night, but now he’s receiving treatment for forearm tightness. MASN’s Dan Kolko tweets that . Manager Davey Johnson told reporters . Consider igning Bruno Fernandes has hit it off with Anthony Martial.The two have not only developed an understanding on the pitch, but they appear to be good friends off it as well.Their camaraderie was evident during their clash with Manchester City.Fernandethe situation to be developing.

Whs trolled Heung-min Son after his match-winning performance against Aston Villa.Son scored twice, including a last-gasp winner, to secure a 3-2 win for the visitors.But after the game, Mourinho decided to wind-up the South Korean during a post-match ile there’s no indication that this is anything serious, it of course bears mentioning that Strasburg underwent Tommy John surgery in September 2010. Last season — his first full season since the procedure — Strasburg was handled carefully and even shut down well in advance of the postseason.

In 2013, the 24-year-or Lucas Moura believes that Jose Mourinho is the man to help them win trophies.Spurs are desperate to end their 11 year silverware drought this season.Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino recently, after the Argentine manager lost his job due to poold right-hander has pitched to a 3.10 ERA in six starts. For his career, Strasburg owns a 132 ERA+, 1.09 WHIP and 4.55 K/BB ratio across parts of four seasons.


ited boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is delighted with t


starting pitcher has in each of his four outings bonuses if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. The Daily Mail says Spurs chairman Daniel Levy introduced an incentivised pay structure that rewards the squad for success but also protects Spurs financially in the event of missinthis season. His 100 percent quality-start rate has lifted his career rate to 58 percent.

“The ball is coming out well both sides of the plate. Hopefully I can stay right there for the whole year,” Wood said, per ESPN.

Entering play Tuesday, Wood’s 2.08 ERA ranked 21st in baseball and his .191 opponents’ batting average was 10th-best. 

“I just want to keep doing what I’m doing,” Wood said. 

More News 03/06/2018 • by RotoWire Staff the coming transfer windows.The Villarreal star has been earning plaudits for his performances in La Liga.Given the Gunners have a connection at the club in Santi Cazorla, it may help them get a leg up on other interested teams.90min says the Gunners 03/06/2018 a move for PSG star Neymar after fresh developments.Neymar has gone AWOL from preseason training just as PSG chief Leonardo has admitted he could be sold.Last Friday the Blaugrana president said there was no Neymar situation and was asked what his st • by RotoWire Staff 03/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff


ormer manager Jose Mourinho.Bailly says he feels m


catcher enjoyed another solid performance as he belted his third home run of the season during Sunday’s series finale against the Padres.Rosario took Anthony Bass deep in the seventh inning for a three-run shot. It was his third home run in the last four games. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and four RBI in a 9-1 victory. Rosario is hitting .368/.400/.842 with four RBI through his first five games.

More News 02/02/2019 ior teammate Virgil van Dijk after their FA Cup win over Shrewsbury Town.Van den Berg stepped in for his fellow Dutchman as Liverpool’s kids secured passage to the fifth round as the senior players took their PremiOle Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted Manchester United could trigger Nemanja Matic’s one-year extension clause.The 31-year-old will become a free agent”Nemanja is playing some of the best football,” Solskjaer said.”He is playing the best football since I’ve been here.”So, for me, Nemanja is a top professional and we are keeping in touch with him andith Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers after this week’s defeat.Mullins will be in charge for their clash with Crystal Palace, despite the appointment of new manager Nigel Pearson.He revealed, “I did get a really nice text from Brendan Rodgers which we are talking to him, yeah.”er League break.The teen told De Tel • by RotoWire Staff 02/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 01/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 12/07/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 11/14/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 12/08/2016 • by RotoWire Staff


amed Salah.The former AC Milan star is widely rega


Toronto closer pitched the top of the 10th inning on Wednesday night at home against Cleveland. The ‘ ninth-inning guy made his first appearanpeak .Arsenal did sign Kieran Tierney from Celtic in the summer and have Sead Kolasinac who can play on the left side.But Grimaldo continues to turn in top-drawer performances and would be an instant improvement.Spurs have Danny Rose and Ben Davies at lefto their former player Frank Lampard who is boss at the Championship club about their vacanetico Madrid are projecting €515 million (US$565.7 million) in revenues for the 2019/20 financial year, an increase of 27 per cent, reports, /.The La Liga club’s chief executive, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, revealed Atleti’s financial progress despite t manager’s job.The Blues would have to pay the Rams about £4m if they appoint the 41 year old.”With pre-season fast approaching for both clubs it is hopce of the season in the extra-inning game. Janssen allowed a base hit in his inning of work, but got three outs to extend the game to the bottom of the 10th. Janssen struck out a batter and threw 15 pitches, 10 for strikes. The 31-year-old Janssen, who has worked his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, appears to be healthy after his first appearance of 2013.

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Jimmer Fredette selected by Knicks affiliate in D-League draft


Jimmer Fredette is a member of the Westchester Knicks, the ‘ D-League affiliate. Westchester selected the former BYU star No. 2 overall in Saturday’s draft, right behind Jeff Ayres, who was taken by talks between the club and Maddison’s representatives started last November, but a fresh deal is yet to be agreed.City wanted to reward their number 10 with a contract that reflected his importance to the club and his rise to full England internatio the Idaho Stampede.

Fredette, 26, was waived by the San Antonio Spurs before the start of the regular season. This is obviously not where inst Everton last night.The Toon fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in injury time.”I’ve never been involved in a game with an ending like that,” Longstaff told “I’m still in a bit of shock. I think that game shows the fight that we hahe thought his career was headed when he was drafted No. 10 overall in 2011, but he was never able to produce consistently in the NBA. He will immediately become the biggest name in the D-League. 

It’ll probably be easy for Fredette to put up scoring numbers in the D-League. If he wants to get backain Luka Milivojevic would welcome January arrivals.However, he has warned they must focus on improving small details during games before the winter window.Palace manager Roy Hodgson has long been calling for January investment, and Milivojevic hopes in the NBA, though, he needs to focus on other things. Scouts want to see him improve defensively and become more of a playmaker, as he will have to be a role player in the NBA. 

Other notes: The Iowa Energy selected forwards Perry Jones III and Cartier Martin with the third and fourth picks in the draft, respectively. Journeyman forward Rodney Carney, 31, was taken with the 13th pick by the Oklahoma City Blue. 



Pelicans strength coach: Anthony Davis is ‘stronger than he’s ever been’


Under strict orders from new head coach Alvin Gentry, has been . And according to the  head strength and conditioning coach Jason Sumerlin, Davis has also been working hard in the weight room, adding weight and strengthening his core.

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Entering his fourth pro season, the 22-year-old has worked to add more muscle and bulk to his frame. As a result, with training camp one month away, the 6-foot-10 Davis is 12 pounds heavier than he was last season, up to 253, while maintainithe club captaincy.De Gea has agreed a new £375,000-a-week deal with United, which will be signed when he returns from the club’s pre-season tour.“I’ve been captain formmer.Ndombele has left Lyon for Spurs in a deal worth up to €70m.He told L’Equipe: “Could the project of PSG have attracted me? Yes, it’s a big club Paris, it’s the city where I grew up. “Today, I am not disappointed. Not at all. Beyond football, a some games,” said the Spain No.1. “It’his new club.The English central defender has arrived for a record fee for a defender.He will have his work cut out for him at United, given the team finished sixth last season and conceded goals for fun.”It’s a young team now and I think we’ve got bs amazing to be captain of a club likeng 10 percent body fat.

Without a lengthy commitment to USA Basketball this offseason, Davis has been able to consistently focus on a weight-training routine and modifying his diet. He spent a combined total of eight weeks in Los Angeles and Anguilla working daily with new Pelicans head strength and conditioning coach Jason Sumerlin, who continues to adjust the approach of Davis, a noted pizza lover.

“He has been lifting consistently, doing all the small things perfectly and efficiently,” Sumerlin said of Davis’ regimen. “We are more consistent in his lifts and his corrective exercises. He’s lifted a lot more weight – he’s stronger than he’s ever been.”

The additional strength should allow Davis to hold his ground better against bigger frontcourt players he faces, some of whom have outweighed or outmuscled him in the past.

“He’s going to be stronger, faster, quicker and more explosive this year,” said Sumerlin, who has also emphasized core strength. “He talks about it all the time. He feels it. His trunk stability is a huge thing. Whenever he has been down low with the big guys, he kind of collapses (at his midsection). He’s starting to understand how to use his body more efficiently now.”

Davis “” will still play at the power forward position but his added bulk and strength should help out immensely when the Pelicans are playing a small lineup. It may still be tough for Davis to bang down low with bigger players like DeMarcus Cousins. However, his added strength should at least help him hold his own in the post, both defensively and offensively. 

Davis was already playing at an All-Star level last season but now with a 3-point shot and added strength, he is poised to be one of the league’s elite at just 22 years old. No wonder Gentry thinks Davis is “.”


Report: Wesley Matthews will sign with Mavs despite Jordan back-out


DeAndre Jordan’s Wednesday as the Clippers center decidedernardo Silva admits Manchester City won’t be his last club.The Portugal international says he harbours plans of eventually r a manager changes your personality.Redknapp says he finally found happiness on I’m a Celeb… after life as a top football manager turned him into a “miserable rotter”.Redknapp, 72, who was crowned King of the Jungle on last year’s show, admits heeturning to former club Benfica later in his career.Bernardo told Eleven Sport: “I have said it several times, I regret to le to re-sign with Los Angeles, turning his back on the verbal agreement he made with the Mavericks. Among those questions is what happens to Wes Matthews, who took a reported discount to sign with the Mavericks and maintain room for Jordan. With Jordan on his way out, what does Matthews do? The Oregonian reports he’s sticking to his word and staying with . 

Wesley Matthews says he will sign with the Dallas Mavericks regardless if center DeAndre Jordan changes his mind and returns to the Los Angeles Clippers, sources close to the player told The Oregonian.Matthews, who last week gave a verbal agreement to Dallas to sign a four-year deal worth around $13 million the first year, is expected to sign and be introduced to the Dallas media on Thursday, the first day the NBA moratorium ends.

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Matthews from the Sacramento Kings, but took less money to join Dallas. There had been speculation that Matthews might reconsider after Jordan decided to back out on his deal with Dallas, but it appears Matthews is staying with the Mavs. It actually complicates matters for the Mavericks, who have to find a player that fits alongside Matthews, and if they were to tank, as Mark Cuban told reporters he would have if he did not get Jordan, Matthews’ contract makes no sense for Dallae refusing to sell more tickets for their FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Millwall over fears of crowd trouble.The Blues have capped the attendance for Thursday’s clash at their 41,631-seater Stamford Bridge stadium to just 2,700 in a bid to preves going forward. 

This is on top of the fact that Matthews is recovering from an Achilles injury and that may lead to complications for his career. The history of players trying to come back from that kind of injury at age 28 or older is not good. 

Matthews next to Jordan made for a formidable inside-out defensive combo. The signing takes a different look with Jordan headed back to LA. 


Report: David Stern is bored, friends want him to run for mayor of NYC


Former NBA commissioner David Stern is bored and his friends want him to run for mayor of New York City in 2017, . Stern, though, said he’s not looking to go into politics:

“He’s pretty bored,” said one source. “He’s always been interested in poliibar refuse to give up on keeping hold of Asier Riesgo.The veteran goalkeeper, 34, is off contract at the end of month and has an offer to extend his stay by a year.However, Mundo Deportivo says Eibar management have yet to hear back from Riesgo duritics, and he’s always been interested in running for ofce Memphis Depay is happy to duck questions about a return to England in January.Whilst on international duty with Holland, the prolific striker was asked about the speculation over his future.He had a rather brutal response, however.“I don’t want fice.”

Stern is an associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. Of $311,400 Stern has given to Democrats, $5,000 went to President elles admits he had big concerns when Rafa Benitez chose to quit.Lascelles feared Newcastle would “go off the rails” following Benitez’s shock departure but backed Steve Bruce to steady the ship.”I did think when we came back that it would be quite dObama in 2012, and $30,800, the legal max, went to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2011. Not a cent went to Republicans.

“He’s tough as nails. He’s popular with the black community,” said one associate. “New York would be lucky to have him as mayor.”

Stern, though “flattered,” said he is not interested in running. “I remain a happy Westchester resident and am very busy as a senior adviser to a number of enterprises.”

Can you imagine Stern as mayor? This is the man who, during the lockout,  — just think of what would happen if he got into a war of words with a rival candidate.

Even if running for mayor isn’t a realistic scenario, it’s not much of a surprise that someone called him “bored.” He spent (exactly) 30 years as commissioner of the , and for the last year and a half his daily decisions have not had nearly the same sort of stakes. He’s turning 73 years old next month though, so it would be a bit of a weird time to start a political career.