ach Antonio Conte.Named new Inter coach last week,


pitcher threw 45 pitches over 3 1/3 innings in extended spring training Tuesday but was hit on the left shin by a line drive, .com reports.

Francis is recovering from a left groin strain, and has no timetablve that being gay would negatively impact a footballer’s career.Many point to the fact that not a single Premier League player has come out regarding their sexuality as proof of football’s backwards attitude towards homosexuality.However, Dyche beliee for return. He’s ple of play will not drastically change his role in the team.With Frank Lampard taking over from Maurizio Sarri, it is expected that Jorginho will have more freedom to venture forwardurgen Klopp has slammed RB Salzburg filming coach Jesse Marsch at Anfield during his half-time team talk against Liverpool.Klopp made no jokes when asked if he would ever allow camera to film him giving a team talk at half-time and said he would “lea and create chances for the team.But the Italian central midfielder osted a 6.00 ERA in 36 innings this year while striking out 31 batters.

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summer.Le 10 Sport says Sarr has several offers o


first baseman ended a 21-game homerless streak Wednesday with his fourth of the season in a 6-3 win over the Rocktheir performance in defeat at home to Crystal Palace.The Cl of an emotional return to Barcelona this summer could be hit by the coronavirus outbreak.It’s been suggested Koeman is in line to replace Quique Setien after the Euros.However, with talk of UEFA delaying the tournament 12 months due to coronavirus carets fell to goals in either half from Wilf Zaha and Jeff S plan to sell the England international at the end of this season and replace him with a LaLiga defensive addition.Villarreal stopper Pau Torres is City’s No1 target.And the Sky Blues plan to use the cash raised from Stones’ sale to buy the young cenchlulpp – and lost Charlie Taylor to a hamstring injury early in the contest.“Frustration is the right word because I wasn’t oies. It was Pena’s only hit in the game, though he did add a walk.

Pena is batting .232 on the season, with four home runs and 13 RBI in 168 at-bats.  


Alisson is frustrated with Liverpool conceding “


As expected, first baseman was held out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Rangers after leaving Saturday’s game with an oblique injury. Smoak, however, told reporters he doesn’t think .

Kendrys Morales started at first base in Smoak’s absence.

More News 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff es coach Ryan Giggs says Swansea City winger Daniel James is ready to move to Manchester United.James is expected to soon complete his transfer to United.When asked if the United target is ready to move to Old Trafford, Giggs said: “Yes. He was goo 12/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff far from over.Speaking after their friendly against Chivas, Simeone admitted there was still plenty of business to be done.He stated, “Players can leave, they can arrive, until the end of the deadline you cannot know what will happen. The club works 09/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/The Reds won the Champions League for a sixth time in their history with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night. Mourinho, who has won the competition with Porto and Inter Milan, said on beIN Sports: “With Real Madr2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


pe says Campos could yet move to Tottenham this co


catching prospect Kevin Plawecki got off to a slow start last season, after being selected inoach Paulo Sousa has admitted he’s keen to sign Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny.The wantaway centre-half is a target for Bordeaux and Rennes.And Sousa told RMC: “I’ve said it before, he’s not our player. He is a player that all teams would like to the supplemental first round of the draft. His second professional season is going much better so far, as he is batting .364 for Class A Savannah.

Plawecki entered the season as the Mets’ 17th-ranked prospect according to .com, but the organization felt confident that his upside was much higher than what he showed in 2012, when he hit just .250 in 61 games.

“Going into this year, [we were] optimistic about what we might get from him,” vice president of amateur scouting and player development Paul DePodesta told MLB.com Thursday. “Wouldn’t have predicted he’d do what he’s done. But there was reason for optimism.”

Plawecki has 24 extra-base hits iaer says Antonio Valencia will face Cardiff City.Val victory over Barcelona.The Reds are into the Champions League final after defeating Barca 4-0 on Tuesday night and 4-3 on aggregate.Mourinho said: “This is about him. This is a reflection of his personality, don’t give up, his fighting spirit.”Everyencia will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.He has not played for United since 2 January, in the 2-0 victory at Newcastle United, but he has been back in training in a bid to prove his fin 42 games, and has walked 16 times to 20 strikeouts, and he is already knocking on the door of a call up. It just isn’t clear when that will be.

“We think he’s ready to move both offensively and defensively,” DePodesta said. “When the opportunity presents itself, we will move.”


Spain coach Roberto Moreno insists Real Sociedad m


starter was treManchester City defender Joel Latibeaudiere has moved to FC Twente.Latibeaudiere joins Twente on-loan for the season.”We were in need for defenders, so we are happy that Manchester City and Joel were open to a loan agreement,” technical director Ted van Leeuwen told the Twente website.The 19 year-old is yet to make his league debut for City.mendous in a rehab start at Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday against Gwinnett, an Atlanta farm team. The lefty struck out nine over six innings and allowed one run on four hits.

Liriano’s schedule initially called for another rehab start May 5, but he may be called into action earlier. Jonathan Sanchez was suspended six games for hitting AllenAfter two seasons away on-loan with Bayern Munich, James is back in Madrid and trying to win over coach Zinedine Zidane.Zidane has intimated he’s been happy with what he’s seen.However, El Desmarque says James’ minders are testing the market waters a Craig in the head, and although he is appealing the suspension, he may be skipped anyway due to poor performance (11.85 ERA and seven home runs allowed in 13 2/3 innings). 

The Pirates could give Jeanmar Gomez the start and keep Liriano down for one more outing, but Liriano made an excellent case for his return with Tuesday’s performance.

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 r River Plate midfielder Nicolas de la Cruz.The Uruguayan youngster helped Marcelo Gallardo’s River Plate reach this year’s Copa Libertadores final, which was won by Flamengo last week.Marca says City chiefs are so impressed they’re willing to pay MO 03/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


s over any potential deal for Philippe Coutinho. T


outfield prospect was benched Sunday for failing to run out two e Torchia can see Juventus re-signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United.The World Cup winner has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona, however a return to Juve has also been raised.Torchia told TMW: “I do not do percentages, (Juve sports directballs during Saturday’s game.

Class-A Daytona manager Dave Keller said Soler sat “because within the philosophy and the work ethic that we are trying to create in this organization — and that we are trying to get our players to understand — work ethic, energy, determination, playing hard and running hard is part of the whole program.”  Soler is expected to return to the team’s lineup Monday. 

More News 03/18/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff ton.The visitors went ahead in sloppy circumstances from a Wolves perspective, as Danny Ings capitalised to slot home. Wolves showed the spirit to come back and equalise through Raul Jimenez’s penalty, and Nuno wants his team to learn from their perf 09/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/17/2019 • by RotoWihinted Harry Kane will be fit for the Champions League final.Kane has been out of action since sustaining ligament damage in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City on April 9.Asked if Kane will be fit in time to face Livre Staff


tion as a result of the VAR.Wilson found himself b


first basean international call-up.The defender has represented France at U21 level but is determined to catch the eye of Didier Deschamps.”It is the performance that I will make in the match that will determine if I have the level to play with Les Bleus,” Dioman feels like a different player now that he , WEEI.com reports. “One-hundred percent,” said Napoli when asked if the benefits of not catching have made a difference. “I’m not saying that’s why I’m doing good, hitting and defensively. But my body definitely feels a lot better. Mentally there’s less that I have to do in a day. I would have to come in for meetings and that extra 30 minutes talking to a pitcher about a game-plan, I don’t have to do that anymore. You go out there tackle baseball and try to hit homers. I have a good feeling coming to the park. I like where I’m at right now.”Napoli is batting .409 over his last six games with six doubles, two homers and nine RBI. For the sew Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta about his role.Ljungberg has been acting as caretaker manager and will be in charge for this weekend’s clash with Everton.During hiout to play their 4,000th official game with an academy graduate in the team.Academy chief Nick Cox, who succeeded Nicky Butt as academy head in the summer when the former United midfielder took up a new role as head of first-team development, said ts debut press conference on Friday evening, Arteta revealed that he held talks with Ljunason he’s batting .283 with four homers and is leading the league with 27 RBI. He is the first major league player to reach 27 RBI and 17 extra-base hits over the first 23 games of a season since Alex Rodriguez in 2007.

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d after victory over Norwich City.The Irishman say


There will between the and involving top prospects and , CBSSports.com reports Tuesday.he January market.Currently on-loan in Serie B with Ascoli, Scamacca is also impressing with Italy U21s.TMW says the former Roma starlet is on the radars of Juventus and Napoli ahead of the winter transfer window.However, a move to Portugal could be Rangers GM Jon Daniels says the two sides never even discussed such a swap. 

Plus, a major impediment to the supposed deal is that the Cardinals are going to wineny is currently on loan at Besiktas and the 27-year-old said he often speaks with Ozil who appears interested in a move to Turkey.Elneny told Bein Sports Turkey, “Mesut really loves Fenerbahce. He’s always speaking about the club and the fans. “If th Carlos Beltran a free agent at season’s end and the team not exactly thrilled with keeping Jon Jay there every day, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. 

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were always going to fight back in last night’s C


starting pitcher , who suffered the losing decision Tuesday night in Baltimore, admitted following the outing that he’s stileymar.Sport says Reae with Wolves.Solskjaer admits he is closing in on a regular first-team place.Speaking about the 18 year-old, the Norwegian said: “He’s grown a lot. He’s physically and mentally more robust, which, of course, you expect from an 18-year-old.”He has l are ready to pay €120m plus Luka Modric for the Brazilian. The two clubs are close to agreeing a deal. Real president Florentino Perez has done everything to push things through and believes he will be able to complete the opel dealing with neck and upper back pain, the National Post reports. 

“It feels like going to battle with a three-shooter instead of a six-shooter,” Dickey said. Of course, Dickey could be seen in the dugout after his sixth inning and 118th pitch lobbying for manager John Gibbons to keep him in the game.

Dickey has pitched through the issues and we expect that to continue Sunday at New York. 

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says Kalvin Phillips deserves an England call.The


So that’s three awesome starts now for the ‘ , including one against the heavy-hitting Rangers and one against the heavier-hitting Braves. Call me crazy, but I’m ready to add him in my leagues.

I’m not completely sold on him, but I think the chance of him being legitimate is high enough that I wouldn’t want this window to add him to close on me. Keep in mind he had a 3.03 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings in his first 11 starts with the Blue Jays last year before tiring down the stretch.

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is heading to Dubai as he attempts to get over his hamstring injury.The England left back is still experiencing issues as he tries to get back to full fitness.The Daily Mailsays Shaw suffered a setback and will ta More News 02/24/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/02/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 05/23/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 04/20/2016 • by RotoWire Staff a.The Manchester United defender has joined on a season long loan.Smalling said, “There is a lot of responsibility on the defence as a whole [in Italy] and the centre-backs too, but that is something I enjoy.”I like to push up high, play high up the 03/17/2016 • by RotoWire Staff ter City are one of the two teams remaining in City’s quest to win back to back Premier League titles.While Rodgers would love to stop Guardiola, he cannot hide that he is a huge fan of the Citizens boss.He said to reporters: “Over time we will see t 01/13/2016 • by RotoWire Staff


e best man to take the club forward.There have bee


First-year shortstop might not be making a big impression offensively, the team is pleased with his contributions, especially on the defensive end.

“He’s been outstanding,” Diamondbacks bench coach Alan Trammell said, per .com. “He’s come over and done everything we were hoping for, we’ve been impressed. He’s one of the reasons why we’re at where we are. It’s so far so good with him, he’s brought what we needed and solidified the position.”

Pennington, who has two errors through 12 games, ranks fourth among all qualifying shortstops in zone rating, which the percentage of balls fielded by a player in his typical defensive zone, as measured by STATS, Inc. He’s also sixth in range factor, which is an advanced fielding percentage stat that takes into account the player’s individual ability to get to each batted ball.

“He’s able to do it all,” Trammell said. “He ofprove Inter Milan wrong after returning to Cagliari.The midfielder has moved to Sardinia on a season-long loan.He told TMW: “I’m happy to be back home. I made a choice, it was a little bit forced upon me, but in the end, I made this decision and I ten shows he has a real good God-given talent in certain plays, but that’s a bonus for me. It’s more about making the routine plays, and that’s what I’ve seen out of him.”

More News ffon insists he still feels valued at the club.Buffon is primarily back-up to Wojciech Szczesny this season.He said, “Right now I’m in a psychological and physical condition where I still feel like an important player.“I haven’t yet examined my o 06/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 05/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/05/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 02/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff out why Bournemouth are suffering so many injury problems.Aside from other issues, the Cherries were hampered by key players going down all season.It resulted in a campaign that became about survival, instead of trying to push up the table.And Howe w 05/19/2018 • by RotoWire Staff


tnership with e-scooter manufacturer eCooltra, rep


closer is not available out of the bullf Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo left Madrid for Juventus over a year ago – and Calderon says the club is yet to recover.He told AS: “He should never have left, it’s amazing that he was let go. “It’s impossible to e after their Supercoppa triumph over Juventus in Riyadh.They had already lifted the Coppa Italia in May with a victory over Atalanta and defeated Juventus in 2017 to take the Super Cup.”It is a thoroughly deserved victory from a team that played witdo withoutds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has eased recent comments made about a possible club sale.The Italian businessman revealed in an interview that he had been approached ‘by more than 20 parties’ and that three of them were of particular interest.In r such a player. 60 goals per sepen Thursday.

Hanrahan struggled Wednesday, allowing five earned runs in 2/3 of an inning. Hanrahan threw 31 pitches during the appearance. Andrew Bailey will fill in as the team’s closer.


Braves acquire veteran reliever Luis Ayala from Orioles


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The have acquired veteran right-handed reliever from the , the teams announced. Minor-league left-hander Chris Jonesahimovic.Off contract from LA Galaxy, the 38 year-old striker has been talking with Bologna and AC Milan about a return to Italy.However, Sabatini told Tuttomercatoweb: “Ibrahimovic will not be coming to Bologna. “He has made other choices.”Ibrahim is heading to Baltimore in the one-for-one swap.

Ayala, 35, went 5-5 with a 2.64 ERA and a 49.0 ground-ball percentage in 75 innings for the O’s last year. He has allowed two runs in two innings across two appearances so far in 2013. Ayala is owed $1 million this year and will become a free agent after the season.

Atlanta lost lefty reliever for due to elbow problems, so the move gives them some added bullpen depth. Ayala figures to join righty and lefty as part of manager Fredi Gonzalez’s setup crew in front of closer .

Jones, 24, was traded from the to the Braves for  before last season. He went 2-5 with a 3.90 ERA and 9.2 K/9 in 60 relief innings for Atlanta’s Double-A affiliate last year. The Orioles will assign him to their gn defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin Vardy.Elder left the King Power Stadium in the summer to sign a three-year contract with the Tigers.Elder reckons that both Bowen and Vardy possess similar qualities which makes them both clinical in front of goal.”I’ve said it to a lot of lads, a lfrom Mainz.The Merseyside outfit are flexing their financial muscles this summer.It appears they are chasing after the 23-year-old defensive midfielder and central defender on the back of signing Moise Kean from JuvenDouble-A affiliate.

Baltimore had been carrying eight relievers, so trading Ayala gets them back down to a normal 12-man pitching staff. Outfielder has been recalled to take the roster spot.


PHOTO: Knicks’ Kevin Seraphin shaves ‘PARIS’ into his hair


big man , who moved from French Guiana to Paris when he was 15 years old, shaved “PARIS” into his head before Sunday’s game against the .

From the Knicks’ Twitter account:

French native showing support after the tragedy in Paris.

— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks)

that he could not sleep after Friday’s carnage. New York played the at Madison Square Garden that night, and he found out about what happened when he checked his phone after a pregame workout, :

“Is that real?” Seraphin said he asked himself about 90 minutes before the Knicks faced De Ligt is to leave Ajax this summer after a remarkable breakout season.Manchester United and Barcelona are thought to be leading the race to sign the 19-year-old.But Liverpool have entered the race to sign De Ligt.It’s suggested De Ligt could be Jurthe Cleveland Cavaliers. “That’s the kind of stuff that happens in the movies. We thoshift defender Granit Xhaka feels they answered their critics with Tuesday night’s draw at Chelsea.Arsenal overcame David Luiz’s dismissal and twice going behind to draw 2-2.Xhaka said: “We played very well after the red card. So difficult, but we shught it was a movie. After a while, you start to realize …”

His parents were visiting him in New York. His brother Steve was away in Toronto. But he still has rrow’s clash at former club Manchester United.Instead, he’ll be kipping at the £70-a-night Crowne Plaza in student land.The Tottenham manager heads back to the north west city on Wednesday ahead of a clash with former employers United on Wednesday nfamily members and friends in Paris and was uncertain if any had been harmed after he got dressed in the locker room.

“I’m like, I’m about to go home and see what’s going on over there. And make sure everyone is OK,” Seraphin said.

While New Orleans Pelicans center had to , Seraphin ended up receiving a DNP-CD against Cleveland. Seraphin told reporters he was “kind of happy that I wasn’t in the game because it was kind of in my mind.” 

Before the Knicks played the Pelicans, Madison Square Garden had a moment of silence and played the French national anthem. 


h have announced the departure of striker Oliveira


forward , who leNelson Oliveira has cut ties with Norwich City.Norwich have announced the departure of striker Oliveira.He has joined Greek side AEK Athens on a permanent deal.The 27-year-old netted 20 goals in 70 appearances for the Canaries.ft Wednesday’s Summer League game with an injury, with a severe ankle sprain, per Columbian.com.

Crabbe will be out 4-6 weeks and won’t see any more action in the Summer League.

Crabbe averaged 3.3 points in just over 13 minutes of action for the Blazers last season.

double against Tranmere Rovers.Chong’s effort was not enough for Unitnder Antonio Rudiger admits Callum Hudson-Odoi asked him about Bayern Munich before he committed to a new contract.However, Rudiger says he wasn’t surprised when his teammate chose to stay.”Of course he also asked me about FC Bayern back then,” Rüdied to collect the win and they were subsequently knocked out of the EFL Cup.But Wood was happy for the Dutch teenager, who has been pushing for a first-team spot this season.”He’s d More News 02/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff