an has signed a new contract extension with City,


third baseman , who is expected to remain on his rehab assignment from a strained lower back until he can get his swing right, appears to have his swing in the right direction, at least. 

Middlebrooks went 2 for 3 with a walk and a three-run homer with five RBI with Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Globe reports. Hlf as a club hero.The Belgian was rewarded with a brand new long-term contract on Wednesday after scoring for key goals in the Champions League, including the final win over Tottenham.Asked if Origi was a club hero, Klopp said: “Oh yeah, absolutely.”e’s now gone 3 for 5 with two walks and five RBI in two games with Pawtucket. 

More News 01/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff star Lucas Moura could’ve signed for Real Madrid.Moura is being celebrated today after his superb hat-trick for their Champions League win at Ajax.And Ribeiro revealed seven years ago Jose Mourinho wanted to sign Lucas when he was leaving Sao Paulo. 03/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2018 Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been assured by Azerbaijan officials he can enter the country ahead of the Europa League final in Baku.His involvement in the final with Chelsea has been in doubt because of political tension between his native Armenia and the • by RotoWire Staff 01/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 10/10/2017 • by RotoWire Staff


ween boss Maurizio Sarri and goalkeeper Kepa Arriz


The gr Fedor Chalov has confirmed Crystal Palace are keen.Sandor Varga admits he’s held talks with Palace manager Roy Hodgson about a deal this week for Chalov. However, Palace’s £14m offer fell short of CSKA’s valuation.He told Sport-Express: “Yes, he cot their first complete-game shutout from an unlikely source Monday, as blanked the Padres in a 9-0 win.

Harang, who failed to get out of the fourth inning in his previous start, held the Padres to just four hitsPhil Foden has revealed Vincent Kompany had been taking part it expect a major exodus from Manchester City should their two season Champions League ban stand.Zabaleta faced his former teammates in midweek for a 2-0 defeat.”I went to see some of the lads in the changing room and we talked a little bit about the n shooting drills ahead of his winner against Leicester City.Foden started against Leicester but was actually sitting on the bench when Kompany struck the remarkable long-range goal that g. It was his first complete game since June 4, 2009. 

Harang struck out a season-high eight batters, while throwing 80 of his 122 pitches for strikes. He credited this approach with his success in the outing. 

“I’ve been working really hard with (pitching coach) Carl (Willis) to try and get things lined up and he’s looked at a lot of video. The big thing was coming out and pounding the strike zone and getting ahead in the count,” Harang said. “They’re an aggressive team they’re going to go out swinging and I was able to get them to put the ball into play within the first couple of pitches a few times and didn’t get into the count too much early on.”

Harang is now 2-5 on the season with a 6.51 ERA. His next start is scheduled for Saturday at Minnesota. 

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ckoff their schedule against Everton.”Friends you’


third baseman finally started warming up with the bat Wednesday in Baltimore. Despite K.C. taking the loss, Moustakas went 3 for 4 and belted his second home run of the season. 

Moustakas singled twice Major League Soccer secured agreements to air the showpiece game on ABC and both the Spanish-language Univision Network and TUDN in the United States, and on TSN and TVAts new Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes can enhance his own game.Pereira is determined to take his own chances to shine in United’s midfield, with a start likely against Club Brugge on Thursday night, and the arrival of Fernandes can assist Sports in Canada, reports SportBusiness.It is the first time thinese state news agency Xinhua reported that City had not engaged with local fans in China last week and shown “discrimination” towards local media.But Sterling insists, “Every time we got back from training to the hotel, we embraced the fans, we sigat the MLS Cup fand smashed a two-run blast off Chris Tillman in the sixth inning with two outs. He’s now batting .219 after entering Wednesday hitting just .196. 


it has been claimed.’The Sun says United are consi


The and Fantasy owners got all of four games from before Friday’s injury, and we can only hope this one does not prove to be as serious as his last.

Hanley came up lame in Friday’s game while sliding into third base, and he appeared to be grabbing at his hamstring. Hopefully, it was just a cramp, which wouldn’t banchester City youngster Tosin Adarabioyo.The 23-year-old central defender is a key target for Rovers, but they are not sure if a deal will go through.Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray wants incomings sorted in the coming week, per Football League World.Ife a surprise after his long layoff. Ramirez’s conditioning might not be up to par after missing most of the first month of the season. The fact that he had to be helped off the field is probably not a good sign, however. 

We will keep an eye on his status in the next few days, but if we do not get a positive report by Sunday, Fantasy owners will have to consider Ramirez a risky start for Week 6 (May 6-12).

More News 07/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff says they’re ready to sell Mauro Icardi.Marotta insists they’ll “negotiate with anyone”, so inviting interest from Juventus.He said, “I heard about this alleged meeting through the media, but I have nothing concrete to tell me if they met or not. ” 04/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/17/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/14/2019 • by RotoWire Staff llayed fears Dele Alli could miss the Champions League final.The England international was substituted at half-time of Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Everton, which saw Spurs finish in fourth-place on the Premier League table.However, Pochettino is confident 04/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


s were in crisis talks yesterday.The Telegraph say


outfielder was forced to leave Thursday’s game against the Braves in the fifth inning when his hamstring tightened up. , Werth is day to day with the injury, and will likely have to miss a few days of action, though it is not expected to require a disabled-list trip.

Werth missed his previous two games due to the hamstring injury, but he tried to play through it and appeared to re-aggravate it. 

More News 06/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/23/2018 Toni Kroos expects a huge improvement at Real Madrid this season.The German has made clear that Los Blancos will compete for all the major trophies next season.”We play to fight for everyVaart has dismissed claims Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is among the world’s best.Van Dijk, along with Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), is nominated for Fifa’s “The Best” award.However, Dutch compatriot Van der Vaart d title, as always,” he told Real Madrid TV.”The important thing • by RotoWire Staff 04/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff tactical advice to the players.Ronaldo is now owner Real Valladolid, while Berlusconi controls Monza.”Why did you never make a goal from the corner? It’s so easy,” Ronaldo claimed Berlusconi said.“Put everybody outside the area and when he kicks i 03/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff


fe defender Djene Dakonam.The Toffees are keen to


starting pitcher heads into Wednesday’s start against the Giants with an ugly 7.48 ERA in his first five starts. Although, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson seems to think McCarthy has been a bit unlucky and the numbers appear to back him up.

McCarthy has a .396 BABIP, which is more than 100 points higher t Bosman prospect Adam Lallana.The Liverpool midfielder, who signed for the Reds from Southampton in 2014, is out-of-contract this summer and is highly unlikely to sign a new deal at Anfield. Sky Sports says as a result, he is already allowed to talk han the league average (.294), per FanGraphs.com.

“He is throwing well, he had the best stuff he has had since joining us,” Gibson said of McCarthy’s outing last Friday, per .com. “But if you look at the difference a few plays make, it’s huge. But it’s part of baseball and he has to deal with it. In my mind, he understands what’s going on.”

More News 12/11/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/11/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff Inter Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League.United booked their place in the next round after hammering Club Brugge 5-0 at Old Trafford on Thursday night.Inter Milan saw off Ludogorets but were forced to play the second leg of the tie behind clo 08/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/15/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/14/2018 on loan.The Israeli international is the third signing for Charlton on deadline day.The 31-year-old is an experienced international who played 37 games in the Premier League in the past two years.Charlton boss Lee Bowyer was very pleased with the mov • by RotoWire Staff


Calhanoglu.The Chronicle suggests the Turkish sta


outfielder was thrown out trying to steal second base in the second inning of Sunday’s game against Houston. He was gunned down by Jason Castna risk losing Alejandro Marqués to Italian giants Juventus.Juve are pushing to sign the Venezuelan striker this month and would be willing to include young midfielder Matheus Pereira in their offer.New contract talks between Marques and Barca have ro. 

Ellsbury was caught for the first time this year as he started the season 11 for 11 on steals. Ellsbury entered Sunday’s game batting .283 on the year with hits in four straight contests. 

More News 11/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff lder Saul Niguez.The Daily Mail says United owners the Glazers are ready to show their faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by backing him in moves for Saul and RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland.Saul’s deal with Atletico keeps him at the club until 2026, b 10/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff mance against Brighton on Thursday.The Gunners were outclassed by Albion at the Emirates, eventually losing 2-1 in what was caretaker Freddie Ljungberg’s second game in charge.Dixon told Amazon Prime: “If he’s under any illusions about the size of th 06/03/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


r City boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Adrien S


pitcher , who is on the 15-day disabled with with back spasmsester United striker Marcus Rashford says he’ll always value his time with former manager Louis van Gaal.Rashford says Van Gaal’s ways still rem Klopp believes Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury should have been sent off for his tackle on Mohamed Salah.Salah was forced off minutes before the the end of the Reds’ dramatic 2-1 Premier League win at Anfield on Saturday after being caughtain an influence on him.”The time with Louis was very good for me,” Rashford told BT Sport. “And Giggsy as, has made some quick progress. The 25-year-old completed a 40-pitch bullpen seet to meet with Roman Abramovich on his luxury yacht to finalise a move to Chelsea.The Sun says Lampard is in France on holiday and plans to meet the Blues’ billionaire owner on the £380million Eclipse anchored off glitzy St Tropez.Maurizio Sarri’s ssion Saturday and remains on track to return to the rotation on May 5, according to the . “He looked really good,” pitching coach Jamey Wright said.Chacin is 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA through his first four starts.


masked robbers broke into his £4million north Lo


Cleveland outfielder struck out twice Wednesday at Chicago as the took the 3-2 defeat. Raburn went 0 for 4 in the game and also grounded into a double play. 

The 32-year-old veteran hasn’t contributed much for the Tribe thus far this year with three doubles and just one RBI over 33 at-bats. He’s gone 2 for 13 in his last four games and drove in that lone run over that span. 

ned Lokomotive Plovdiv and Kilmarnock on loan.Deslandes, who has had loan spells with Bury, Portsmouth and Jumilla since signing for Wolves from Caen in July 2015, has moved to Bulgarian First League side Plovdiv on loan with an option for a permanen More News 03/24/2018 skjaer is wrong to claim his youngsters are ahead of Manchester United’s equivalent.The two teams take each other on for the second time this season on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup, with United running out 4-0 winners in the Premier League in A • by RotoWire Staff 03/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/07/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff nchester United’s leading goalscorer this season.The 18-year-old slammed a Daniel James pass past Jordan Pickford after an own goal by Victor Lindelof threatened to hand all three points to the Merseysiders.It means Greenwood is United’s youngest sco 11/14/2017 • by RotoWire Staff


after six years at Anfield.”I sat on the bench for


The hijs de Ligt.The Mirror says Liverpool will have to tear-up their wage structure to sign rising Dutch star De Ligt.That’s the message from De Ligt’s controversial agent Mino Raiola, who is at the centre of a bidding war involving SIX leading clubs inhave recalled right-hander from Triple-A Tucson Saturday after placing starter Tyson Ross on the 15-day disabled list. Weber is 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA at Triple-A. He gave up two runs in 3 2/3 innings in a brief stint with the Padres last week. ea after his howler against Everton on Sunday.The Spaniard was labelled as ‘arrogant’ by Ued for the former Lyon midfielder last week.“He’s very happy to be here,” the Spurs Legends’ Player of the Year explained. “I know him from the national team and he’s a fantastic player.“He is trying to make his mark on the team and learn how wnited legend Roy Keane after his lax passing resulted in a Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal in the 1-1 draw.And Bosnich believes a lot of the criticism is over the toThe Padres have not announced their fifth starter, but .com speculates that Weber may earn the start Tuesday against the Brewers at Petco Park.


a huge challenge at Everton after their 4-0 thrash


Friday’s game between the and Nationals featured oeir 2-3 defeat at home to Wolves.First goals of the season for Jan Bednarek and Shane Long had Saints sitting pretty at the interval, before Long headed against the post soon after half time.Instead of leading 3-0, Hasenhüttl’s men were pegged back ne of the early season’s pemiere pitching matchups between and Stephen Strasburg. And at least for one night, the chants of “Harvey’s better” raining down from the stands at Citi Field proved true.

“It’s nice to hear, but I’ve got a long way to go to do something like that,” Harvey said. “I appreciate the fans and the support and all that. But we’re here to win. We’re the New York Mets.”

Harvey (4-0) continued his dominant run to open his first full season, with seven innings of one-run ball. He allowed four hits, ending his streak of three starts with at least seven innings and three or fewer hits. Harvey struck out seven and walked three, while throwing 68 of 105 pitches for strikes.

Harvey has a 0.93 ERA and 0.66 WHIP with 32 strikeouts, nine walks and 10 hits in 29 innings. His next start is Wednesday against the Dodgers. The Dodgers rank second-to-last in runs scored in the majors. 

More News 04/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/13/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/09/2019 y on Sunday.United’s 2-0 victory over City means fierce rivals Liverpool need just two wins from their remaining nine Premier League games to win the club’s first top-flighing to ESPN, the former Borussia Dortmund star admitted he found it challenging to adapt to English football initially. “You know, everyone says I’m going to go into the Premier League, it’s a big change, it’s tough,” he said. “It’s a league where tht title in 30 years. Asked if he had watched the Manchester derby, Robertson s • by RotoWire Staff 09/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


Miguel Montero takes blame for Brandon McCarthy’s poor outing


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pitcher had a rough go of things Tuesday night against the Pirates — who enterys the Hammers are getting an experienced Primer League manager who knows all about winning games.Moyes, who replaces the sacked Manuel Pellegrini, left the Hammers at the end of the 2017-18 season.”They are getting a very experienced Premier League ed the series struggling in a major way on offense. McCarthy did last 6 2/3 innings, so it’s not like he caused manager Kirk Gibson to use up his entire bullpen, but . And catcher wishes to take the blame.

In fact, he personally apologized to McCarthy.

“I apologized to him, because I feel like I called a really bad game,” Montero said (). “I think he had re in selling attackers this summer.He also believes that a move for Mario Mandzukic from Juventus in January is a good option.United kjaer is upset seeing his players ignore his demands for better dress standards.The Sun says Solskjaer has tried to restore some of the club’s former culture since replacing Jose Mourinho a year ago.Sir Alex Ferguson ordered his stars to dress smart sold Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan, while they also allowed Alexis Sanchez to leave on loan to the same club.Marouane Fally good stuff going, I just didn’t make the right calls. He threw everything that I put down, so I felt bad because he really trusted me, and I feel like I let him down.”

Montero singled out the fourth inning, where McCarthy coughed up five of the six total runs he allowed. In particular, the All-Star catcher felt he didn’t call for enough of a mix of pitches and was too heavy on fastballs.

Montero closed with a beauty of a quote:

“I just didn’t have the right fingers yesterday,” Montero said. “It’s just a bad feeling. I take it personal.”

This is an interesting contrast to Montero’s issues with rookie pitcher Trevor Bauer last season — .

It’s a good bet Montero likes working with McCarthy a bit more.


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Disagree if you like, but I think there is something here with outfielder . I’m starting to believe Wells (owned 39 percent of Fantasy leagues) might not be such a bad add off Fantasy waivers.

That’s a big change for me since a few weeks ago I was on the other side of the fence. Wells being dealt to New York was intriguing, but it wasn’t enough for me to declare it’s time to add him in Fantasy. Now, I’m changing my tune.

What’s been most encouraging is that all of Wells’ production has come against right-handed pitchers. He hasn’t even begun to lay into left-handed pitchers, who against he has a .292 career average and .483 slugging percentage. This is just an extension of what Wells did during tolskjaer has said he won’t comment on speculation linking Manchester United with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez.The Mexico internationey coach Antonio Mohamed has blasted Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after their Club World Cup clash last month.The semifinal was marred by a disagreement on the touchline between Klopp and Mohamed, with the latter suggesting the German coach insulted hal came on as a substitute when the two sides played out a boring goalless draw at Molineux in the FA Cup on Saturday.She spring, when he hit .379 (11 for 29) with two doubles, four homers and 11 RBI in 29 at-bats against right-handed pitchers.

Wells might be past his prime (34 years old) and contemplating retirement, but he seems motivated to extend his career a little longer. Also, I can’t wait to see what happens when Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson return from their injuries. That’s just more lineup protectn are hoping to sign Girona striker Portu.The Argus suggests that 27-year-old attacker Portu is a key target for the Albion this summer.Portu managed 18 goals for Girona in La Liga in the past two seasons.He was set for a move to Real Sociedad, afterion for Wells.


.The young defender spent the first half of the se


With the designating Clay Rapada for assignment Sunday, it leaves just as the lone left-handed reliever in the bullpen. However, manager Joe Girardi said it won’t change how he uses the veteran reliever, according to The Star-Ledger.

Girardi said he will still allow Logan to face right-handed batters on occassion. Logan appeared in a career-high 80 games and logged a career-high 55 1/3 innings in 2012. He also won a career-best seven games and totaled a career-high 23 holds last year.

More News 06/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/19/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/28/injury.Kane has been out of action since New Year’s Day when he ruptured a tendon in his left hamstring at Southampton. The striker had surgery to reattach the tendon to the bone and it is thought he could return to training in April, with a view to 2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/10/2018errero is happy with their appointment of Claudio Ranieri.Ferrero was speaking after Samp ran Juventus close in midweek, losing 2-1.Asked about the January market, he said: “We must take some time out to understand [what we need] but, if in January • by RotoWire Staff ous about bringing Dinamo Zagreb wing-back Dani Omo back to Spain.The new Spain cap left Barca for Dinamo as a teen and has played his way into La Roja’s Euros plans.Mundo Deportivo says Barca are now exploring the prospect of re-signing Olmo. The Ca 05/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/06/2018 • by RotoWire Staff


Ex-Rockets coach Kevin McHale: ‘It wasn’t working’


coach , and it seems like he saw the writing on the waghing up a raid on the French transfer market.Marca says Real are already looking at young talents who are standing out this season.First on the list is midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who is already featuring for Rennes at 16 years of age.After makingll. McHale said that the Rockets lacked “juice” and continually had to hold meetings to try to come up with answers, :

“We were starting to address some of the issues that were the reason I was let go,” McHale said. “We just weren’t playing with any juice, with any rhythm. We haven’t been able to get the problems solved.

“We probably had more meetings in last six weeks than in my previous four years here.

“It wasn’t working.”

Rockets general manager , pointing out that it wasn’t just about the 4-7 record. It was about the way those seven losses happened.

Houston started the season with a 20-point blowout loss at home to the Denver Nuggets, and then suffered two-more 20-point defeats before a four-game winning streak seemed to indicate things had turned around. Then came another four losses, including a disastrous one against the Boston Celtics — the Rockets had a 15-point lead in the first quarter, gave up two separate 15-0 runs and trailed by as many as 29 points. McHale told reporters that the players didn’t give full effort and hung their heads when things were going badly.

“We played Boston, and I was 100 percent sure we’d lose,” Houston owner Leslie Alexander said, . “Even when we were up, I knew we were going to lose. So, I’m watching the games, I know we’re not playing hard or good defense, not moving the ball well, it doesn’t look like a good team, we look very ragged and then when they got up on us in the fourth quarter when we were up by 15 or so — I didn’t watch the fourth quarter. First time I never watched a quarter of my team’s play, I knew we were going to lose. I don’t like to watch losing. It’s no fun losing. At that point, a dhe USA.Krueger was sacked at the St Mary’s last month and was relieved of his duties already in order to become a new head coach of the Buffalo Sabres.”I am excited and honoured to join the Buffalo Sabres family and will strive to maximize the potentecision needs to be made here.”

No one is saying that it’s McHale’s fault. The players should probably blame themselves. It was obvious, though, that they needed to play differently. PerhMino Raiola’s stable would be bad for the club.There have been rumours that the Italian has met with Rashford’s brothers Dane and Dwaine, who have their own agency.”It’s really strange to me,” Meulensteen told talkSPORT. “Sometimes these agents get faps this will motivate them, and perhaps a new voice was needed. Scarcely has a team as talented as Houston played as poorly as this to start a season.