rgil van Dijk says they’ll go to Qatar determined


outfielder is scheduled to , according to 620 AM in Arizona.Eaton was told by Dr. James Andrews earlier this week that he will not require surgery. He has been sidelined all season as he continues to recover from an elbow injury. He has not played a rehab game since suffering a setback on May 22. Eaton may return at some point before the All-Star break.

More News 03/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/11/2020 e Basel for £8m.Ajeti, 22, scored 15 goals in 35 games last season and was part of the Switzerland squad that competed in the Nations League tournament in June.”I didn’t have to think twice about signing for such a big, traditional club in the Premi • by RotoWire Staff 03/09/2020 • bd a message for his old teammate Miguel Almiron.Rondon was a fan favorite at the club, but he chose to move on in the summer along with ex-manager Rafa Benitez.Rondon, Almiron and Ayoze Perez were the attacking trio Benitez used in the second half ofy RotoWire Staff town club Independiente before he retires.The Argentine star left Independiente as a teenager in 2006 to join Atletico Madrid before making the switch to the Premier League five years later.”I always try [to get back to Argentina],” said Aguero, whos 03/07/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


Cards vanquish Communist D-backs, retain EOB heavyweight title


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It was a grueling and blood-drenched four-game series that lasted a total of 40 innings, but in the end the , battered and adorned with a crimson maCrystal Palace’s 2-1 win at Manchester United.Ayew says Palace deserved the three points.Speaking to Palace TV post-match, the player who opened the scoring for the Eagles in the first half discussed the performance: “We are happy; I think we put in sk, mustered a split and thus retained the Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship.

Wait, the “Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship”? What’s that? That’s this:

Since the concept of championship belts is cool in boxing, MMA and sports entertainment (aka pro wrestling), the Eye on Baseball team has decided to create a Heavyweight Championship belt for the 2013 season.

As the defending World Series champions, the Giants entered the season with the strap. From there, here are our rules.

1. A team must win a series from the champion to take the belt. One game isn’t going to cut it, considering it’s a 162-game season and teams all view the season in terms of series.

2. If the belt-holder splits a series (two- or four-game series), it retains. Much like on a draw in boxing or a count-out situation in pro wrestling, you don’t get the belt unless you actually beat the champion. A tie isn’t good enough.

3. If, at the end of the regular season, the belt-holder does not make the playoffs — and due to the dynamics of this thing, that scenario is entirely plausible — said team will be stripped of the title for not qualifying for the postseason. Then the winner of the playoffs — the World Series — takes the belt and the title into the offseason.

The , of course, positioned themselves as Soviet sympathizers prior to the big series in St. Louis, and the Cardinals, right-wise defenders of the American way, did not take kindly. Woade the switch earlier this week.The 29-year-old said the move came about quickly and he did not need think twice about the opportunity.”It’s going to be a new challenge, one I’m very excited to be here for,” Dawson said.”It happened very quickly, thrst of all, the Diamondbacks, as a tribute to Lenin, father of the revolution, at one point attempted to cut the American hair of , who picked up the win and hit his first career homer on Thursday night.

To say the least, Miller, who takes seriously the bedrock values of the Republic and his hair, was aghast at their sinister machinations. After the game, he had some pointed words for the Diamondbacks …

The Diamondbacks also hate Rock and/or Roll.

Now that the Cardinals have survived yet another title defense, they turn their attentions to the hated . Starting Friday, the champs and those Reds will face off in a three-game cage match in Cincinnati. At stake? The Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship.

And now lety Maguire feels they’d be further up the table if not for defensive lapses this season.He would much prefer a few ugly wins and a festive charge that puts United bang in the top-four picture.Ahead of today’s trip to Watford, Maguire admitted: “That’s stroll through the Halls of History and recall how we got here …


their winter break to bed down new signings Bruno


starting pitcher won for just the second time in 13 starts this season during Wednesday’s 6-1 victory against the Marlins. Hamels arguably had his best start, striking out a season-high 11 batters and allowing one run in seven innings.

Hamels (2-9) gave up four hits and one walk. The only run the Marlins’ scored against the left-hander came on a solned terms to 2024.“I am very happy and very proud,” Masuaku said. “For me it was an easy decision.”The club wanted me to stay and so I didn’t even need to think about it – it was just a matter of time.”Now I am looking forward to the Premier Leo home run in the fourth inning. Hamels has allowed one run three times in 2013. Hamels recorded his 23rd career double-digit strikeout game and second this season. 

Hamels, who put an end to a six-start losing streak Wednesday, will look for consecutive wins for the first time this season when he heads back to the mound Tuesday at Minnesota. Hamels is 7-12 with a 4.67 ERA in 24 career interleague starts, including a 0-2 record and 10.97 ERA in two starts this season.

More News 04/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff Cup replay against Rochdale.For the winner, there’s the reward of a home tie versus Oxford United.”The FA Cup doesn’t do any harm to have a run in, let’s try and tackle it head on,” said the Magpies boss.”We have an opportunity, two division one team 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/18/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staffagent Mino Raiola is set for a final push to convince Manchester United to sell him to Real Madrid.Marca says the super agent will meet with Red Devils chiefs in a last gasp attempt to make something happen.Raiola is still hopeful of the Bernabeu swi 02/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


n the striker will be 38 should he see out his con


The are  reliever when Tom Gorzelanny comes off the disabled list, .com reports.

No move has officially been made, but Gorzelanny is expected to be activated before Friday’s game. Burgos had a 6.44 Edfielder Reinier has completed his transfer from Brazilian club Flamengo to Madrid haenal have offloaded Japanese striker Takuma Asano to Partizan Belgrade for £1million.Asano has signed a three-year deal with Partizan, as reported by The Sun, with the fee split into three separate installments. The Japanese attacker joined the Gunnving turned 18 years old, and will move to Spain after representing his country at this month’s South American 2020 Olympic Games qualifying tournament.The Brasilia-RA over 29 innings (six starts), with 10 of his 21 earned runs coming in a May 11 disaManchester United have turned their attention to Fernando Llorente.The Spaniard is a free agent after being released by Tottenham.The Daily Mail says United are close to agreeing terms with Llorente.The 34-year-old is being brought in as cover for Romelu Lukaku.Inter Milan and Juventus are in talks to sign the Belgium international.ster against Cincinnati. It is unclear who will take his spot in the rotation.


t Xhaka staying with the Gunners long-term.Xhaka h


closer did not enter Thursday’s game against the Pirates in a save situation because LaTroy Hawkins was unable to hang on to a slim, late lead. Still, he tossed a scoreless ninth to earn a win.

Parnell (4-0) entered with the game tied 2-2, and set the Pirates down in order after a leadoff single. He struck out one batter and the Mets won, 3-2, in the bottom of the ninth.

Parnell has three saves in five opportunities. He has a 1.20 ERA in 15 innings of work. 

More News 07/24/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 06/05/2017 • by RotoWire Staff o doubts Mikel Arteta will be a success with Arsenal.Laporte enjoyed working with Arteta when he was manager Pep Guardiola’s No2 at City.”Mikel is a great coach and, for me, he has been one of the best people I have met in Manchester,” Laporte said.” 06/02/2017 pable of upsetting Real Madrid.The two teams will meet in the Champions League this week.Andone told AS: “In the last year they are not the Madrid of the thrHarry Winks says signing a long-term extension was a “no-brainer”.The young midfielder put pen to paper on a new contract that lasts until 2024.”I have been at the club since I was five, so when I got the opportunity to sign a new contract, it was a ee Champions Leagues. “They have difficulties, but it is one of the best, if not the best tea • by RotoWire Staff 03/21/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 01/07/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/23/2016 • by RotoWire Staff


ck from receiving online abuse.Robertson deactivat


shortstop , on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento Friday, .com reports. Manager Bob Melvin did not offer a timetable on how long Nakajima would remain on his rehab assignment. “We want him to have some success before we bring him here,” Melvin said.Nakajima ovinBarcelona was being “cheeky”.The Reds are into the Champions League final after 4-0 win at Anfield, winning their semifinal tie 4-3 on aggregate.Klopp said: “The whole game was too much. It was overwhelming. We played against maybe the best team in wg to AS Roma.Now in Rome, Zappacosta is due to sign on a season-long loan.He told TMW: “Very exciting, I missed Italy so much and I am happy to be able to return, even more to Roma tigning 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.Fernandehat is near my home. “I know the manager (Paulo Fonseca), the sqis expected to be used primarily at shortstop during his stint with the Rivercats.


he left-back has found himself out of Hasenhuttl’s


For the first time since April 12, shortstop was in the top spot of the batting order for the second consecutive game Saturday at Detroit. It’s a positive sign for the unconventional leadoff hitter as he works his way past a sluggish start in which he produced a .185 average and .262 on-base percentage over his first 15 games.

But he has rebounded nicely with a .421 OBP since then to reclaim the position and has multiple hits in three of his past seven games. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored during the Braves’ 7-4 loss to the Tigers.

“It’s definitely getting there,” Simmons told .com. “I’ve just got to get a few days of consistently feeling good and getting my body to be relaxed. Then it just becomes automatic.”

More News should be going for the top four this season.The Brazilian midfielder became accustomed to playing in the top European club competition with former club Shakhtar but faces a difficult challenge with United to do so next season.”When everyone has the ct with Sxis Sanchez wants to leave Manchester United.The Sun claims Sanchez is “desperate” to leave after falling down the ranks at Old Trafford this season.Alexis will return to Carrington early from holiday in order to get himself fit enough for a move awaampdoria by mutual consent after three seasons and has signed a two-year deal at Milanello, believed to be worth €2m per term.“AC Milan announces the appointment of Marco Giampaolo as the new coach of the First Team with effect from July 03/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/20/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


eturned to Liverpool training on Tuesday.Brazil go


outfield prospect was placed on the Double-A disabled list with a strained right oblique, the team announced Friday. Mionio Conte in charge of the Nerazzurri.Conte has revived Inter since his summer appointment.And Milito told Gazzetta dello Sport: “The coach’s past doesn’t interest us Inter fans.“He is a great coach, I don’t have any doubts about that and he’s stchell was moved down to Double-A after beginning the season 7 for 53 with 27 strikeouts at the Triple-A level.

“Once he gets back from that, we are hoping he’ll be able to pick up where he was at the end of spring,” general manager Rick Hahn told .com. “He’ll get there. We all saw it, it’s in there. It’s a matter of him being able to access that more consistently.”

Mitchell was named the organization’s No. 5 prospect this chances, despite the arrivals of Pabstriker produced three assists for their 3-0 defeat of Southampton on Sunday.Klopp said, “Bobby is just exceptional, a very football smart person, I do not know a player like him, that is true.“But even a player like Bobby needs an address where lo Mari and Cedric Soares last week.It means there is now competition for places in the first team with the likes of Ainsley-Maitland Niles, who has impressed since Arteta came in, finding his place at right-back preseason by


West Ham are interested in signing Fenerbahce capt


The ‘s got quick and easy saves Wednesday and Thursday, and manager John Farrell’s refrained from saying Joel Hanrahan’s job will be waiting for himove the matchwinner in victory over Southampton.Vydra ended his goal drought in a south-coast storm to give Burnley a magnificent 2-1 win at Southampton.“I heard it was 17 months since my last goal. I didn’t believe when I scored,” admitted Vydra, when he returns from the DL. Hmm.

Personally, I think Bailey is the better pitcher. As th midfielder Yusuf Yazici is aware of rumours linking him with Manchester United.The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has been linked with a possible move to Old Trafford at the end of the season.”The league is not over yet,” he told Taka.”We still hae closer for the Athletics, he was a two-time All-Star and a high-end Fantasy reliever when he was healthy. As long as he lights it up in Hanrahan’s absence, I think he has a 50-50 shot of keeping the job.

I’m making a point to add hAntonio Conte may hold back Romelu Lukaku over fitness doubts.Corriere dello Sport says Lukaku arrived from Manchester United out of shape, having missed their pre-season friendlies officially due to injury.It’s been suggested his current weight is 1im in every league where I’m not already stacked at closer, and I’ve already moved him up to 30th , ahead of Kenley Janson and Steve Cishek.


ite some decent performances, United only have a w


outfielder , who is dealing with a stiff back, remained in the starting lineup and went deep again Saturday night against the Astros. Crisp homered in back-to-back games for the first time since June of 2008. He took starter Bud Norris deep for a solo home run in the fourth inning and finished 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. He is 7 for 14 with three doubles, two home runs, five runs scored and three RBI in his last three games.

rces state Pussetto is in line to become the Hornets’ first acquisition of the January window.HMadrid.The striker will leave Santos for Real next month.”Going to Real Madrid motivates me, as they are one of the biggest clubs in the world,” he told Santos TV.”Because of their greatness that can scare you, but that fear is good as it motivates me was introduced as a substitute in the 62nd minute of Udinese’s 3-0 victory over Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday – a game in which Watford loanee Ken Sema More News 11s he’s been forced to give his No21 shirt to new signing Frenkie de Jong – without consultation.He told Marca, “It didn’t feel good that the board did not tell me that they promised De Jong the 21. “The transfer of De Jong’s number was something be/04/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/30/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/15/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/03/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2016 • by RotoWire Staff


goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel says he had to lose


first baseman put together his second straight multi-hit performance Saturday night against the Pirates. He went 2 for 3 with a walk in the 1-0 win. Gonzalez is batting .313 (5 for 16) through five games with one RBI.

More News 01/31/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/09/2018 erson to cut out the mistakes if he wants to be an England star.The Blades goalkeeper was left distraught when his second-half blunder at Bramall Lane on Saturday gifted all three points to Liverpool.Wilder said: “He has the raw qualities. As you hav • by RotoWire Staff 06/11/2018 • by RotoWire Staff lub Real Madrid are in regular contact.The Norwegian has revealed that Los Blancos are content with his performances so far this season and they have sent him congratulatory messages.”I am in contact with Real Madrid, as sometimes they write to me to 06/02/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/31/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ake on lots of levels”.The Blues had two goals disallowed by VAR and were unlucky not to have a numerical advantage after Harry Maguire escaped punishment for an apparent kick on Michy Batshuayi. The loss means Chelsea are only one point clear in fou 05/31/2018 • by RotoWire Staff


Pelicans’ Tyreke Evans a game-time decision Wednesday vs. Suns


The ‘ start to the 2015-16 season has been an abject disaster so far. They’ve been struggling to find enough healthy bodies to have a decent rotation, and the 3-11 start (especially after starting 1-11) has put them in a historical hole that will be extremely difficult to escape from. Maybe the toughest player absence for them to deal with outside of has been .

The good news for the Pelicans is it looks like Evans’ return is right around the corner. Pelicans’ coach Alvin Gentry told reporters on Tuesday that Evans felt some pain in his right knee, but is a game-time decision Wednesday night when the Pelicans visit the .

Alvin Gentry said Tyreke Evans felt a little pain in his right knee, but it is still expected to be a game-time decision on Wed. vs. Suity with League One Fleetwood and has been receiving rave reviews for his performances.The 21-year-old Australia international has helped Fleetwood into promotion contention and also earned him individual recognition as the English Football League’s ns.

— John Reid (@JohnReid64)

According to Evans, the latest he’d come back to the Pelicans on the court will be next Tuesday when the Pelicans host the Memphis Grizzlies.

Tyreke says he will be back for next week’s home game against Memphis at the absolute latest.

— Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner)

Back in late October, Evans had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, which was his second operation on the knee following a procedure in May after the Pelicans’ playoff appearance. At the time, Evans was exder goalkeeper Luca Zidane says he’s not obsessing over his future with Real Madrid.Zidane is on a season-long loan with the Segunda Division outfit.”We’ll see what happens in a few years,” Zidane said.”I understand that it’s normal to ask me about Rpected to miss six-to-eight weeks and the full timetable would have put him back on the court in the early part of December. Instead, Evans seems to be coming back on the earlier side of that tised Barcelona and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.The 19-year-old midfielder is one of the highest rated prospects in Italy, having attracted interest from Chelsea and Bayern Munich.And Vignato has now spoken about his career plans.”Where do Iime frame, which is greatly needed by the Pelicans.

Last season, Evans was a huge part of transforming the Pelicans’ offense into the ninth-best offense in the league and often had a very good on-court chemistry with Davis for most of the game. With Davis and Evans on the court together, the Pelicans scored 108.3 points per 100 possessions. Evans had probably his best all-around season of his career with 16.6 points, 6.6 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game.


Eye on Basketball Podcast: Derrick Rose’s face and money


Matt Moore joins me on the podcast today to discuss our impressions from various Media Day sessions and the latest with and the . News of Rose’s face breaking broke during our discussion on his free agency comments, so we really run the gamut with him over the past day. Here are the topics we hit:

Are Derrick Rose’s comments on free agency and getting paid two years from now out of line?Why did he even bring it up in response to the civil suit against him?What does all of this mean for the Bulls?How big is the injury he suffered in practice?How bad is the opening night match-up with the now?What were the impressions from media day?Are the Heat in more trouble than we assume?How werArsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang crashed his silver Lamborghini on Friday while driving home from training.— Yasser Al Abdulkarem (@yassarsenal4) November 9, 2019e the approaching their expectations?Is overlooked?Is Michael Malone gayed fears over his substitution during Saturday’s win over Burnley.The midfielder was withdrawn after colliding with Aaron Lennon, but he insists he has not suffered a serious injury.”I was all right. I was fine, I don’t know, maybe the gaffer thougoing to play the right players?

We discuss all of this, plus ‘s destiny with the , whether or not Matt should wear a headband, and movies.

Have questions for the podcast? Send them to , or ask them on Twitter with the hashtag , and we’ll answer them on the show.

. You , and you shAtletico Madrid have signed former Barcelona junior Joan Rojas.Rojas has agreed to join Atletico Madrid to play for their B team, with the central defender committing to the club until 2022.The 19-year-old will join up with Nacho Fernandez’s squad after the break.He arrives from Calahorra, where he has played 16 matches so far this season, while he previously came through the Barcelona academy.ould  on Facebook. Follow .


, scoring 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and


guard started at shooting guard in Tuesday’s exhibition win over the , scoring 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and pitching in with a rebound, steal, and assist.

Thl Betis coach Quique Setien has revealed how he blocked Fabian Ruiz from moving to Barcelona.Ruiz left Betis last summer for Napoli and is being praised today for his role in Spain’s U21 Euros triumph.”Barcelona wanted to pay one million euros to take Nuggets deployed both Harris and rookie first-rounder in starting roles, with both young players logging 30-plus minutes on the evening. Mudiay seems fairly solidified in the lineup following the offseason trade of , but Harris will need to prove in training camp and the preseason that he’s a more capable shooting guard option than either or .

Harris has flashed some ability at both ends of the court during his brief tenure with the Nuggets and boasts more upside than either of his competitors, but the veteran savvy of Foye and Chandler may be enough to keep the second-year guard waiting for a full-time starting role.

More News 03/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/06/2020 • by Ro is open to a permanent move to Ipswich Town.His Blues deal expires this summer.The left-back is spending the campaign at Portman Road and has bagged three goals so far this term including a stunning free-kick against Tranmere Rovers.”Everton were attoWire Staff 02/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff move for Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena next month.Rubi is open to any winter additions who would help the squad get better.He said, “My priority is the three games that we have left [this year], for me it is very important to finish the [first] r 02/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


Rockets GM Daryl Morey: Ty Lawson ‘getting the help he needs’


general manager Daryl Morey spoke in sun over after defeat to Real Betis.Madrid ended a disastrous campaign with a 0-2 home defeat to Betis. Loren Moron and Jese struck the goals for Betis.Zidane said in the aftermath: “It’s not that we do not want to, but we can not. The best thing that pportive terms about , . Lawson, of course, , and is approaching the conclusion of his at Cliffside Malibu. The point guard was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in January in Denver and three weeks ago in Los Angeles.

From ESPN:

Whether Lawson will be available for the season opener is subject to debate. The NBA investigates all arrests of its players and normally doesn’t administer punishment until after the court cases have been settled.

Lawson has two pending court cases, Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, in Denver.

“We take those very seriously,” Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said. “He’s had some very serious incidents in his past and in his recent past. We feel like he’s part of the Rockets family now and through our conversations with him we feel confident he’s getting the help he needs and he’s taken that step to say this is something he needs to do is improve on those areas.”

“And obviously given the serious nature of some of those incidents just being up front a lot of those have a history of potentially recurring,” Morey said “But now that he’s part of the Rockets we’re going to work together with him and continue to help him improve in those areas and obviously we hope to have him on the team for a long time.”

Much like when general manager Tim Connelly , this is about all Morey can say. He can’t talk much about the actual incidents given that the court dates are coming up. Clearly, if Houston was willing to trade for Lawson, Morey was comfortable enough with taking this risk. 

Basketball-wise, by acquiring Lawson. He totally fits their system, even if it takes some time for him to build chemistry with the ball-dominant . Houtting company Codere until the end of the 2020/21 season, reports, /.The Spanish gambling firm has been the club’s official betting partner since 2016, providing exclusive Real Madrid betting offers and promotions to supporters of the La Liga team asston also added a player who’s in a scary sort of trouble, though. The franchise is now invested inoser ties with Anderlecht after the appointment of Vincent Kompany as player-manager.The Anderlecht-loan-youngsters.html”>Daily MailAnderlecht-loan-youngsters.html”> says City have been in talks with Anderlecht for months about setting up an informal getting him out of it, for his sake and that of the team.