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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

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malf 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 finala chose to leave Barcelona for Real Betis last week without consulting management.The midfielder moved to Betis on-loan to the end of the season – much to the disappointment of coach Ernesto Valverde.However, Sport says Barca directors were powerless win over Tottenham.Asked if Origi was a club hero, Klopp said: “Oh yeah, absolutely.”nager Charlie Manuel said Sunday third baseman , who has missed five games while on the bereavement list, against the Marlins, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Young was mired in a 1-for-26 slump prior to landing on the bereavement list.

More News enal striker Alexandre Lacazette.Mundo Deportivo says Atletico are keeping a keen eye on Lacazette’s situation as Diego Simeone plans a shake-up at the Wanda Metropolitano. Lacazette was high on their wish-list in January, but the club instead focuse 01/30/2014 • by Michael Hurcomb 01/29/2014 • by R.J. White 01/27/2014 • by Michael Hurcomb 01/26/2014 • by Michael Hurcomb 01/17/2014 • by Chris Cwik 01/14/2014 • by Michael Hurcomb

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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

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designated hitter hit his 12th hoGuardiola says there was no chance of easing off from their 8-0 thrashing of Watford.City were 5-0 up inside 18 minutes against Watford and looked on course to break Manchester United’s Premier League record 9-0 win against Ipswich in 1995.Instead thme run of the season Sunday in the first inning against the Marlins. Dunn took Alex Sanabia deep for a two-run shot. 

Dunn fis again spoken of how close he came to joining Manchester United.The Villarreal hero was regarded as one of the world’s best holding midfielders at one stage and attracted interest from Sir Alex Ferguson as the legendary Scot was rebuilding his Unitenished the game 1 for 4 with two strikeouts and is batting .159 on the year. He’s gone just 10 for 44 (.227) over his last 12 games, but does have six homers and 15 RBI over that span with 18 strikeouts.  admits he didn’t want Vincent Kompany to shoot ahead of the Belgian’s winner against Leicester City on Monday night.The City captain’s long-range strike gave his side a 1-0 win, meaning they will retain their Premier League title if they beat Bright

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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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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.

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outfielder , who is off to a great start in 2013, will be a free agent after the season. If he hits the free-agent market, he’s expected to be , according to the New York Post.

“He would be a good fit for anybody,” an American League scout said. “He brings a little bit of everything: power, speed, hitting for average, and getting on base. He can play all three outfield positions. He’s disciplined and can serve as a good influence for younger outfielders. He can also take pressure off other players.”

Choo played his first game at Citi Field against the Monday. He said he hasn’t given much thought about where he will be playing next season, but he didn’t rule out signing with the Mets if the opportunity arises.

“With New York, you never know. If I have a der Ryan Inniss has joined League 2 side Newport County on loan until the end of this season, subject to international clearance.The 24-year-old centre-back made his Palace first-team bow in a win over Swansea City in the Carabao Cup last season, befgood opportunity, I’ll take it,” he said.

More News 03/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff ity boss Pep Guardiola is ready to shake up his squad this summer.The Mirror says City are preparing for the departures of Fabian Delph and Danilo.The duo struggled for regular game time last term and may seek moves elsewhere.Delph is being linked wi 02/28/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff eds won the trophy for the first time on Saturday against Flamengo thanks to an extra-time winner from Roberto Firmino.”We were so determined to win this,” said Robertson.”A week before Christmas, coming away from your families and it’s a tough time 02/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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Madrid Castilla coach Raul has welcomed the signin

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second baseman was dropped to seventh in the lineup for Wednesday’s series finale against the Rangers. He entered the contest batting just .200 (4 for 20) with zero RBI so far in May. Manager Ron Roenicke told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he moved the 30-year-old down in the order “Rick’s always hit. I think Rick will hit. I started him at second, moved him to fourth and then fifth, and somewhere in there, there has to be production for the team,” Roenicke said. “More important in the long run is, how do we get him swinging?”Roenicke added he believes Weeks will turn things around.”He’s going to hit,” Roenicke said. “He shows that he hits every year. I know last year, tough first half, good second half. But his history is he’s going to hit. So it’s just kind of how to get him started in thMadrid midfielder Rodri.City agreed a deal earlier this week to play a club-record fee for the Atletico midfielder.Rodri, 22, is seen as the long-term replacement for Fernandinho, who turned 34 in May – and would prefer to work alongside Guardiola.Anat direction as soon as we can.”

midfielder Josh Benson on loan from Premier League side Burnley until the end of the season.The 20-year-old began his career as a youth with Arsenal before going on to join the Clarets in 2018.Benson is yet to make a senior Burnley appearance but wa More News 07/24/2017 ielder is a key target for Manuel Pellegrini this summer.As the Hammers hope to battle for a Europa League place, they see Fornals as someone who can add much needed creativity to the midfield.According to Sky Sports, Villarreal want £31 million for • by RotoWire Staff 07/20/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/19/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/18/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/14/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/08/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

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The started newly acquired Chris Nelson at third base Saturday against Oakland. That left , who had been seeing starts in Kevin Youkilis’ absence, on the bench. 

Nix, 30, is batting .239 in 71 at-bats this season with a homer and six RBI. He’s on a three-game hitting streak in which he’s gone 4 for 11 with a double aierre-Emile Hojbjerg says their 9-0 thrashing by Leicester City was the worst moment of his career.Hojbjerg was forced to apologise to fans on behalf of a shell-shocked Saints dressing room after the worst home defeat in Premier League history, whichnd 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 mazing” Adama Traore after victory at Bournemouth.Wolves won 2-1 with Adama superb on the day.Nuno enthused: “He’s a very important player, like all the players. The idea is to create versatile players, that can adjust, we have a small squad so we will happen. The club works two RBI. 

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The announced Thursday night that third baseman will be activated from the 15-day rsene Wenger is happy seeing Andre Villas-Boas in charge of Marseille.Wenger feels Villas-Boas took the Chelsea job too soon.He said, “He may have been a little young at the time when he came to Chelsea. He took little break and sometimes it does notdisabled list in time for Friday’s game against the Cardinals. Ramirez has been recovering from a sprained left knee.

Manager Ron Roenicke revealed earlier Thursday that Ramirez won’t be used on consecutive days or for full games after bypassing a rehab assignment.

More News 11/05/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2015 • by RotoWire Staff abriel has revealed why things weren’t going well at the start of the season and what else helped him recover.”I had a difficult time at City at the beginning of last season,” the Brazilian said.”I wasn’t well and I didn’t play much, but my family an 09/28/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/23/2015 Premier League goalscoring record against Southampton.The Foxes ran out 9-0 winners over the Saints at St Mary’s, with Youri Tielemans, Ayoze Perez (3), Jamie Vardy (3) and James Maddison all on the scoresheet.The result is the biggest away win in Pr • by RotoWire Staff

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

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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:

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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.

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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.

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pitcher (1-3) permitted just one run despite walking six batters over six innings during a 5-1 victory over the Mets on Sunday. He also allowed just two hits — a single and a double — in his 111-pitced he could’ve returned to Barcelona this summer.The veteran signed for Fla after coming off contract last season.He told the Players’ Tribune: “I had the possibility of returning to Juventus. “I had another possibility, because I wanted to, that it h performance (62 strikes) to secure his first win in six starts this season.

After walking just three batters over his past two outings, Hamels matched a career high with his six walks against the Mets but escaped trouble to lower his ERA to a season-low 4.78. He also finished with eight strikeouts.

The left-hander is projected to make his next scheduled start Saturday against Miami, the second time he’s faced the division opponent this year. In his previous outing, he limited the Marlins to just one run over six innings.

n.Brighton have signed Crofts for a third spell at the club.But he won’t play for the first-team. Instead, he’s joining as an U23 player-coach.“This is an innovative step, and we are delighted to have Andrew on board,” Seagulls chief Dan Ashworth s More News 04/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02ign Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague.Boss David Moyes confirmed the 24 year old is undergoing a medical at the Hammers’ Rush Green training ground.”He fits the profile of the player I want,” Moyes said of Soucek, who has 25 c/18/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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Milan striker Mauro Icardi.Tuttosport says Juve s

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rookie has yet to pitch more than five innings in a start, and his 7.50 ERA speaks to how ineffective he has been. Though there have been a few good signs in the early going, it’s time for deep league owners to get concerned.

On the positive side, Peacock has 16 strikeouts in his 18 innings, though he has had to rely on a high called strikes rate to achieve that. He has also induced 10 popups already, so clearly he has caught some batters off balance.

However, he’s getting whiffs at just a six percent rate, and only 58 percent of his pitches have been strikes. Peacock showed strong command when he was in Double-A, but we haven’t seen it since. Because there are some positives, it’s premature to ditch Peacock in deep leagues. If he doesn’t start throwing strikes soon, though, it will be time to cut him loose in practically all formats.

More News 03/22/2020 • by Jadon Sancho.Dortmund chiefs have previously discussed interest they received from a “super club” in the spring regarding the former Manchester City youngster.But Zorc confirmed a meeting was held with Red Devils chiefs during the Inside Borussia DoRotoWire Staff s Arsenal have expressed an interest in the 27-year-old with a view to making him one of their summer signings.Djene has enjoyed a stunning season for Getafe, playing a crucial role in their bid to earn a surprise top four finish to qualify for the C 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/04/2020 • by RotoWire Staff price for Morgan Sanson.The midfielder is a target for Wolves and West Ham, though they’re unhappy with OM’s €30m asking price.Both Premier League clubs are keen, but are yet to make an offer.Instead, reports L’Equipe, Marseille supremo Jacques-He 02/18/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/14/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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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

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West Ham are interested in signing Fenerbahce capt

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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.