o Madrid early ahead of the Champions League final


manager Mike Redmond plans to use as his , the Palm Beach Post reports.

Kotchman was activated from the 60-day disabled list Monday. He ws 0 for 5 in two gamn over Tottenham.The Blues were in danger of being caught in fourth place in the Premier League.But a valuable home three points means they maintain the gap to other teams, and extend it by three points over Spurs.And Giroud, Gunners have already begun making adjustments in their youth set-up, with head of youth recruitment ped praise on goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.Bruce, who has helped the Magpies avoid the relegation zone for most of this season, knows he is indebted to his keeper.Dubravka has put in several outstanding displays to keep his side in games where they werSteve Morrow among the first to depart the club.And the Daily Mail says they are eyeing United youth scouts Dave Harrison and Lyndon Tomlinson, along who scored the first goaes with the Marlins before the injury.


at to Arsenal.Despite the setback, Antonio believe


stans that he could leave for a top club such as Manchester United this summer.Emerging as one of the top right backs in the Premier League this term, the Englis Moggi believes Roma should keep pushing for Inter Milan winger Matteo Politano.A swap involving Leandro Spinazzola fell through last week over medical concerns. But Moggi says Politano would hand the Giallorosso a big boost.He told TMW Radio: “Therehman has been linked with a move away.But the youngster insists that he is happy at Palace arting pitcher will throw 50 to 60 pitches during live batting practice Thursday, as he continues to recover from right shoulder inflammation. He was shut down at the beginning of May the last time he faced live batters. 

More News 03/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/16/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 10/04/2017 • by RotoWire Staff a had considered offering the defender an improved contract following last summer’s interest from Atlético Madrid but now they will listen to serious offers for the player when the first transfer window of next season opens in July. As a replacement 10/01/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2017 • by RotoWire Staff


Twins option opening-day starter Vance Worley to Triple-A


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After allowing eight runs to the Braves on Wednesday and seeing his 2013 ERA swell to 7.21, right-hander was optioned to Triple-A Rochester. This is especially notts there’s frustration after defeat to Barcelona.The result sees Inter dumped to the Europa League.“We failed to score in the second half, although we had the chances. We knew Barcelona were dangerous on the counter, we got stretched out and it wouable since the 25-year-old Worley was the Twins’ opening-day starter this season.

Of course, the decision is understarpool U18 manager Barry Lewtas says the club will take another big step forward with the opening of their new training ground in Kirkby.Lewtas says the move will be hugely beneficial for him and his side as the young players coming through the systemndable, as Worley, whom the Twins acquired from the Phillies as part of the Ben Revere trade last December, is striking out just 4.62 batters per nine and has given up nine home runs in 48 2/3 innings of work. This season, he’s also logged just three quality starts in 10 chances.

e has no regrets over his tough spell with Newcastle United.Doumbia appeared only three times for Newcastle during the 2015-16 season.But the FC Sion striker told the Evening Chronicle: “I was confident because looking back at the seasons before, I uThe team has not yet made a corresponding roster move.


t coach Thomas Tuchel.Mbappe and Tuchel were invol


managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said Thursday he has with second baseman ‘s new representation about a long-term contract extension, according to the New York Post. Steinbrenner remains hopeful the Yankees will sign Cano before he’s eligible for free agency after the season.

“We’ve had several conversations with Brodie (Van Wagenen), the new agent, just as we did with Scott (Boras),” Steinbrenner said. “A lot of it’s procedural. I keep saying, it’s not a process we’ll be reading about in the paper every day. If anything significant happens, everybody’s going to know, but we’re going to continue in the weeks to come to work though things and try to come to an agreement.”

Morpite his inconsistency this season, Sancho is on Florentino’s transfer radar.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, while speaking on El Chiringuito.He stated: “He is a player who could play in a Real Madrid team, his name is Jadone News 1D ago • b Fiyako Tomori says Christian Pulisic’s performance against Burnley will motivate Callum Hudson-Odoi.Pulisic replaced Hudson-Odoi in the starting line-up at Turf Moor and took his chance by scoring a hat-trick.Tomort smile more on the pitch.Writing for manutd.com, he explained: “I mostly loved Ronaldinho, because he was a player who could make you dream, with his great big smile on the pitch, with his great technical skills… I think that combination of great i told the Evening Standard: “Calluy RotoWire Staff 2D ago • by RotoWire Staff 03/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/17/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


caught at the top of the Premier League table.He w


outfielder doubled, homered and drove in two runs Tuesday against the Cubs. He also scored twice.

Young entered the game mired in a 1-for-17 slump. He’s batting .200 (7 for 35) with one home run, two doubles, two RBI, three walks, three stolen bases and seven runs in 12 May games (seven starts).

More News 07/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/26/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Paulo Fonseca says they must be sharper in attack after Friday evening’s 0-0 draw with Inter Milan.Roma went into game underdogs, but Fonseca believes they could’ve earned the three points.He said, “We got our choices wrong in the final third, but 02/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Hodgson is targeting a new midfield addition.The Sun says the Eagles are looking at Spanish midfielder Victor Camarasa or Everton’s James McCarthy as they search for an extra body.Camarasa, 25, is available on loan from Real Betis and knows the Prem 08/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff y Abraham has surprised him.Abraham has scored eight goals already for Chelsea this season, seven coming in the Premier League.“I didn’t know Tammy Abraham was capable of this to be honest last season, so it’s great to see,” Johnson said on talkSPO 08/26/2018 • by RotoWire Staff


Stock Watch: Talent, price (small p) right for Moore to replace ace


is the obvious heir apparent to as  staff ace, and he makes a great one.

Not only is Moore is a terrific pitcher, but he’s also signed to a very long deal. That makes the Rays feel a little bit better about the fact they almost surely must Guirassy has scored four goals and provided one assist for the Ligue 1 side this season after arriving from Bundesliga club FC Koln for £5m last summer.But Amis.The People reports Benitez has snubbed a potential return to Spain after Real Betis made an approach.With Benitez’s future at Newcastle uncertain, the La Liga club are said to have contacted Benitez’s advisers asking if he would be interested in tiens are thought to be willing to sell the 23-year-old for the right price in January or t trade 2012 Cy Young winner David Price. The other thing that makes Tampa Bay folks feel even better: So far Moore is outperforming Price, and it’s not especially close.

Price and NL Cy Young winner are off to less-than-stellar starts (3-6 combined) and nearly made Stock Watch in the undesirable Bear Market but were beaten out by megastars off to simply awful starts.

Without further ado, the Bulls and Bears of Stock Watch follow:

Bull Market

Moore is perfect for Tampa Bay, a wonderful young pitcher the Rays can keep at reasonable price until he’s 30 (he’s 23 now) if they pick up three club options at the end of his deal. And he’s the right replacement for Price, a free agent after the 2014 season who wouldn’t seem to fit long-term on a Rays payroll, assuming continued good health and no sudden change in the sorry stadium status.

With less fanfare (no surprise since it’s Tampa), Moore has basically matched the other Matt (the Mets’ Harvey) by going 5-0 with a 1.13 ERA so far. “Matt [Moore] is arguably the most talented left-hander in baseball if you break down his stuff,” one competing GM said. “This year he has learned how to p to catch up with Arsene Wenger over the weekend.The pair are attending a UEFA educational program.Arshavin played for the Gunners between 2009 and 2013.Arsène Wenger has been photographed with Andrey Arshavin at an event in Paris. The Russian joineitch and made the adjustment. He’s no longer lets one bad pitch or inning dictate his outcome.”

The left-handed (like Price) Moore leads the majors with a .121 batting average against (including a crazy .075 batting average by right-handed batters). And he’s the first pitcher ever to record five wins with such a low BAA since that record has been kept (1916). The rival GM added, “He will be Tampa’s No. 1 starter once they trade Price (to the or ).”

There’s been a little noise made lately about Tampa possibly keeping Price. And we can’t blame the Rays for dreaming. But that appears to be something of a pipe dream. “No shot,” of that happening, the rival GM said.

Sure, the  lineup is strikeout prone and especially cold right now. But a 17-strikeout performance will never go unnoticed by Stock Watch. His breaking ball was particularly nasty Friday night, though one scout did suggest the Braves were just as responsible for that new single-game Tigers strikeout record. Detroit spent $80 million this winter on a five-year deal for Sanchez, which seemed like a bit of a reach, but so far, so good. He’s 3-1 with a 1.34 ERA and 41 strikeouts.

He’s the final dinosaur, the last remaining high-priced, full-time DH who’s a major threat. While he missed the first few weeks of the season because of lingering foot trouble, he’s hit like a demon since being activated. He was 16 for 31 with a 1.400 OPS through Sunday. Counting the carryover 12 games from last year, he is now on a 20-game hitting streak. Those who thought his career was winding down three or four years ago were sadly mistaken.

Bear Market

The scary part is that nearly nine years remain on his deal. Pujols complained of great pain from plantar fasciitis this week, causing him to move like a man way older than 33. The real issue, though, is his hitting.

While opposing managers still see a superstar (he has a league-leading five intentional walks even though most often is hitting behind him), he’s limited most of his damage to one big game: April 6 at Texas when he hit both of his home runs. In the past eight days, when he’s 3 for 31 with no home runs and no RBI. Look away, Arte: there’s nearly $225 million to go on his contract (not counting the $10 million personal-services side deal that make it $235 million)

Brother Justin was a previous leader of the Bull Market, and now B.J. gets his due (though not exactly as he might wish). While younger bro Justin continues his brilliance, B.J. has been dreadful at bat. Braves people believe B.J. cares very much, which is one of the reasons they signed him. But they also know that can work against him when he struggles and tries to do too much. On opening day, for instance, he seemed to take an oh-fer very hard. And that was only one game!

He’s had quite a few rough ones since, too. B.J. Upton is now 13 for 86 with 30 strikeouts and a .151 batting average. In other words, he has one more hit than Justin has homers.

If fans are wondering whether the trade of Harang left their once-stacked rotation short, well, consider that almost nobody’s pitched worse than Harang since the Mariners gave him the ball. Really, it’s been downhill since he got to Camelback Ranch for spring training. After pitching poorly this spring, the Dodgers had to eat a lot of the money to deal him to the , who then pawned him off on the Mariners, who hoped the spring was a fluke. You be the judge. After going 1-2 with an 8.20 ERA in spring, he is 0-3 with an 11.37 ERA this season.


rms with Juventus.The Sun says there have been a s


After going 3 for 3 in a pair of appearances off the bench the last two days, first baseman is back in the lineup Wednesday against Arizona, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Belt hit a walk-off RBI single Monday night and a eve Bruce was delighted for matchwinner Miguel Almiron after victory over Crystal Palace.Bruce said he “hadn’t heard a roar like it” as Newcastle fans celebrated Almiron’s first goal for the club.”I think the crowd showed their appreciation for him,”game-tying two-run home run in the ninth inning Tuesday night. He’s still hitting just .222/.261/.317, but the three hits rose his OPS a whopping 117 points from where it was April 19, his last start (.461 to .578).

Joaquin Arias moves back to the bench as a result.

More News 03/26/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Odds BK striker Filip Moller is attracting Premier League interest.Fotospor says City have registered an interest in Moller.The Blues are keeping tabs on the 18-year-old who has scored three league goals this season.The report states that Trabzonspor and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen. 09/26/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff id to compete with and possibly dethrone Manchester City in the upcoming season.Here’s a look at 5 players they could sign as they look to become Premier League champions next season. Giovanni Lo Celso – Real BetisAfter signing Tanguy Ndombele, Spurs 09/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


iker is a top target for Manchester United and Juv


starting pitcher underwent surgery to insert a metal rod inanchester United hero Patrice Evra has revealed he pushed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to select Brandon Williams this season.Evra has been studying for his coaching badges since hanging up the boots on his playing career and has a close relationshipto his fractured collarbone. The procedure took 90 minutes.

Greinke is on the 15-day disabled list as a result of the injury, suffered during a brawl in Thursday’s game against the Padres. He is expected to miss up to eight weeks while healing. 

More News Joe Gomez has been overblown.Former England captain Terry has offered his opinion on the matter that has dominated the airwaves and the back pages over the past week.“I think nowadays people talk about players earning too much money, people not car 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 0Roy Hodgson praised match-winner Jordan Ayew after victory at Brighton.The Palace manager highlighted the club’s thinking in making the Ghanaian a permanent member of the south London squad and explained the attributes which make him such a significa2/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/14/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


he could’ve joined Liverpool during his career. T


pitcher is expected to spring training game Saturday, MASNSports.com reports Wednesday. Wada, who threw his second bullpen session Tuesday, could go two innings Saturday. 

Wada is coming back from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. He had the surg 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 Eery in May of last year. 

More News 11/03/2015 • by RotoWire Staff within their means.ADL has been criticised for his limited transfer spending.But Sacchi insists: “Italian football cannot be revived by just one player. Our sport has not been kept up to date, apart from perhaps Napoli, who are one of the few club 10/11/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 08/04/2015 • by Jason Lempert 07/11/2015 • by Jason Lempert 07/06/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira s Villa have tabled a €25m bid for the Brazilian, which would represent the richest sale in the league’s history.There’s a confidence of the deal being settled on Friday after Villa also tabled a five-year contract to Wesley.Aston Villa are burning 07/05/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira


rsenal defender scored in his return from a 10-mon


pitcher threw from 60 feet at Nationals Park Wate.Dijon have just sold Wesley Said to Toulouse and are in need of a new striker signing.Le 10 Sport says they’ve madster City attacker Leroy Sane is still alive.Despite talk of Sane leaning towards re-signing a new deal with City, nothing has yet been settled.And Rummenigge has left the door open to bringing the winger back to the Bundesliga.”We operate in the mare contact with Leicester about the availability of Diabete.After a loan in Turkey with Sivasspor, the former striker of Gazélec Ajaednesday. 

Garcia has been sitting out with a partially torn tendon in his forearm. It was the first time he’s thrown in a month and a half. Garcia hopes to rejoin to reports.Toon are on the hunt for someone to replace Rafa Benitez, who will leave the club at the end of this month.Dyche is one of the names being considered by the Magpies.But they might have to wipe his name of their shortlist, with the Daily M the team near the end of the month. The Nationals would like him to be stretched out as a starter.


5-16 season. Coach Jason Kidd could choose to play


center will likely see a more prominent role with the team in the 2015-16 season. Coach Jason Kidd could choose to play Henson next to recent-acquisition Greg Mp Guardiola does not think it is the end of the world if Manchester City fail to win the Champions League.Guardiola knows that fans and pundits are judging his City tenure on whether he can win Europe’s top club prize.They have failed to even reach tonroe at certain points next season.

“For me, I can play anybody,” Kidd said of Henson’s projected role, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “He’ll find some time throughout the year. Henson and Monroe will be on the floor. Henson can play 5 (center) and 4 (power forward). We can go with two bigs or Henson can be out at the 5 with all sLiverpool veteran James Milner has enjoyed a joke about VAR ahead of their clash with Crystal Palace.Milner has suggested Jurgen Klopp’s squad had practised ‘VAR offsides’ at Melwood on Tuesday afternoon.”Practised VAR offsides today, Hendo was off bmalls.”

Last season, Henson averaged 7.0 points and 4.7 total rebounds per game, while shooting 56 percent from the field. He nearly averaged nine points per game in last season’s playoffs while playing 25.5 minutes per game from the bench.

“What he did in the playoffs is potentially ,” Bucks general manager Hammond said. “To defend the interior against the players Chicago has — (Joakim) Noah and (Pau) Gasol — was impressive.

“We think John is a great complement to Greg with his defensive ability and his ability as a premier shot-blocker in the league.”

More News 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/26/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff rpool goalkeeper Adrian is set to undergo intense training sessions during the international break.The Liverpool-goalkeeper-Adrian-undergo-intense-training-sessions-international-break.html”>Daily MailLiverpool-goalkeeper-Adrian-undergo-intense-train 02/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins scored 91 points at Eric Bledsoe’s charity game


Ninety-one points is a lot for one guy. Even if that guy is and he’s playing in a charity game. On Saturday in Birmingham, AL, Cousins took part in former Kentucky teammate and fellow Alabama native Eric Bledsoe’s celebrity game, and he scored and scored and scored. And scored and scored. And scEden Hazard’s Real Madrid presentation.It is a number that only Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten.Ronaldo attracted 70,000 fans to the stadium when he signed from Manchester United in 2009, while Kaka drew the same figure (50,000) during the same summer.Hored.

?? RT : Had fun tonight on the court with who dropped 91 tonight !

— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins)

Here’s a totally meaningless stat for comparison: The averaged 93.5 pointder Tiemoue Bakayoko has defended his actions last night in the bust-up with coach Rino Gattuso.The pair were filmed in a furious exchange during victory over Bologna after Gattuso ordered Bakayoko back to the bench amid claims the midfielder showed s per game as a team in the Finals. I bet there were a few more possessions in this charity game, but I haven’t seen an official box score or video. Hoping it will be on Synergy soon.

My question: Was head coach George Karl at this game? I mean, he and Cousins . Karl also said that . What better gesture could there be than the coach heading over to Alabama and hanging out with his franchise player, watching him score 91 points? No Karl sighting was reported or tweeted, however.

Bledsoe, if you were wondering, scored a totally himself a key part of Unai Emery’s first-team plans this season and the club’s commitment to him has been demonstrated with a fresh contract. Willock said after putting pen to paper on new terms: “To be at this club is amazing feeling and I’ve alwayembarrassing 85 points. I know it’s just an exhibition, but he really should have played harder.


Mavericks’ Wesley Matthews on dysfunctional Kings: ‘They mean well’


The offered a six-year contract worth about $64 million this past summer, and the free-agent swingman turned it down and signed with the . Now that , Matthews should feel extremely good about his decision.

, Matthews certainly doesn’t have any regrets:

“I had my own reads (on the Kings), being in the room with the owner and the GM and talking to the coach, the president,” Matthews told USA TODAY Sports. “I had my own thoughts going into it, my own reads, my own intuition. I think they mean well. I think they mean well.”

He paused.

“I didn’t feel confident in meaning well.”

and George Karl’s , just a week before free agency. Everybody around the league was paying attention, and it did not serve Sacramento well. There’s a lot of work to be done there in terms of not only improving the team but changing its reputation.

As for Matthews, you could argue that he didn’t end up in the best possible situation anyway. When he initially agreed to join the Mavericks, he thought he’d be teaming up with . When Jordan returned to the , Dallas’ future immediately became much less certain. The Mavs and Kings both appear to be many moves away from contending forSlaven Bilic would be open to talking to Celtic about becoming the Scottish Premiership champions’ new manager.The former West Ham and Croatia coach has been linked with the Scotland vacancy, but favours a club job.Celtic’s history and fanbase appeals to Bilic and he is keen to talk to the club about taking over this summer. championships.

There is a crucial difference, though: DallaWest Ham United goalkeeper Roberto says they mu a crucial Carabao Cup clash.The Blues have suffered in recent games, losing their most recent clash against Sheffield United.And now Everton have a chance to bounce back against Sheffield Wednesday in the cup.Silva wants to see the “real Everton” frst keep a positive mindset as they aim to return to their early season form.The Hammers were defeated 2-0 at Everton on Saturday, as a dominant Toffees performance kept the visitors’ keeper busy throughos — with this ownership, this front office and this head coach — has a track record of winning. If you were a player, would you feel more comfortable putting your career in the hands of that organization or the one in Sacramento? That should be a pretty easy call.


day, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo reports. The o


center had his team option for the 2016-17 season picked up on Tuesday, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo reports.

The option is for just over $1.9 million. Nogueira saw action in just six games last season, finishing with averages of 1.0 point, 0.2 assists and 1.8 rebounds over four minutes per game. Nogueira remains buried on the depth chart at center behind the likes of and , so aham Cummins has recalled facing Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk in the Dutchman’s final game for Celtic.Cummins was playing with St Johnstone at the time as Van Dijk was set to move south to Southampton.“He left the day after we played against themdon’t expect him to be worth much in terms of his fantasy value moving forward.

More News 09/17/2018 ays Pereira is as good as any fullback in the country.“He’s up there with the best fullbacks in the league,” Rodgers said.“I worked with young Trent at Liverpool and he’s been sensational since he has broken into the team.“Kyle [Walker] obvious • by RotoWire Staff 04/11/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 04/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 04/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 04/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff Tuanzebe says he’s a better player for his loan spell with Aston Villa.Tuanzebe helped Villa win promotion to the Premier League last season.He told UTD Podcast: “It was a joint idea [between me and the club]. I needed to play.”There was a lot of t 04/07/2018 • by RotoWire Staff


Luis Scola chooses to join Raptors in free agency


The Raptors have had a solid offseason with drafting Delon Wright, signing DeMarre Carroll and Cory Joseph. They added to that Wednesday by convincing Luis Scola to join their ranks. Scola announced the move on Wednesday at midnight when teams could officiallly begin to sign players. 

We the north… Here I come 🙂

— Luis Scola (@LScola4)

Scola averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds last year for the Pacers. He remains a hard worker, a savvy passer and a guy with some scoring umph in theake Leandro Trossard into a bonafide Premier League star.The Belgian winger, who was brought in from Genk this summer, scored his first goal for the club in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton.Potter said: “He had a really good season.”They were champi post and mid-range. He’s lost most of his mobility and has become a defensive liability in one-on-one situations, but Scola is clearly an upgrade over most of the options they had down low last summer.

Scola brings experience and toughness to a Rared Marcus Rashford to Cristiano Ronaldo.Solskjaer wants Rashford to continue to develop his heading after he nodded home a fine goal in Thursday’s win over Newcastle United.”He is a p Popov is backing Artem Dzyuba for a move to England.The Zenit St Petersburg striker was linked with Everton in January, but Popov says he should aim higher.He told Sport-Express: “Manchester United? No, he can [go only] to Manchester City. “In fact,hysical specimen. He’s looking after himself, working hard in theaptors team that was swept last summer. Thanks for watching out for us.