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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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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

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manger Jim Leyland told MLB.com Saturreaking his goal scoring drought was a significant moment.The Frenchman has struggled in front of goal for the Gunners this season.But he finally found the back of the net against Newcastle United in a conve debut in their 0-0 draw with Wolves.Wales coach Giggs believes Solskjaer needs to quickly discover Fernandes’ best role within the Old Trafford midfield, or risk creating yet more tactical problems in his stuttering United side. “We saw glimpses ovincing home win recently.And he could not hiday that ‘s status moving forward was neamie Redknapp believes Jordan Henderson is a Premier League title winning captain in waiting.The 28-year-old midfielder lifted his third trophy with the club on Saturday following an extra-time victory against Bazilian side Flamengo in the Club Worldver in question, despite Friday’s blow save against the Orioles.”He’s done a good job so far,” Leyland said. “He let one get away last night.”Valverde has two blown saves in his last seven opportunities. He has a 3.55 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP through his first 13 appearances.

“There’s nothing wrong with Valverde,” Leyland said. “I think he’s ready to take his times when you call on him.”

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outfielder is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Angels with his team playing an interleague game in an American League venue. Regular starting left fielder Carl Crawford is the team’s DH.

Van Slyke is 8 for 27 with three home runs this season.

More News 06/26/2018 Josh King says he’ll play where needed after last night’s win at Southampton.The Norwegian striker has played on the left wing for Eddie Howe’s men in 3-1 victories over Southampton and Everton during the past two games. Speaking on Sky Sports, King • by RotoWire Staff 01/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/15/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/09/2017 • by RotoWire Staff gani.The London Evening Standard says Arsenal’s pursuit of a centre-back continued on Wednesday as the club were locked in talks with Juventus over the signing of Rugani.Juventus are willing to part with Rugani after landing Matthijs de Ligt from Aja 07/31/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/08/2017 now.Enrique has been in contact with Gunners chief Raul Sanllehi as manager Unai Emery battles to turn results around in London.However, while interested in the job, Spanish sources insist Enrique has told Sanllehi he won’t consider taking the post m • by RotoWire Staff

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Rosenthal didn’t get off to a great start but has thrown 9 2/3 scoreless innings over 11 appearances since April 24. He has added 15 strikeouts over that period. Rosenthal has mainly been used in a high-leverage setup role this year. 

More News 04/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/25/2020 9 shirt.The Ukraine coach says the Pole deserves it.Sheva said, “He made a great impact and now it’s right that Kris also takes responsibility for such an important shirt.“It’s not just a matter of wearing certain shirts. The history of Milan its • by RotoWire Staff and in a foreign land. But Raul Sanllehi, after so many years being kept away from the spotlight, is finally receiving the public appreciation he deserves.Kings of the summer market? It’s hard to argue otherwise. Particularly when talking just Premie 02/28/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/26/2020 • by RotoWire Staff nee at the famous stadium which kept him sidelined for 10 months.The Gunners face off against their rivals on Monday night.”It will be coming full circle,”said Holding. “Even if I am on the bench it will be brilliant to just walk back to the spot tha 12/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder is hitting just .185 at Triple-A Toledo.

Berry had 291 at-bats in the majors last season but failed to make the club in the spring. Berry has racked up 13 steals in Tri.The Gunners cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over United at the Emirates on Monday.It was Arteta’s first win as Arsenal manager and Solskjaer was impressed by what he saw.Speaking after the game, he said: “I felt they played really well, and sometple-A, but he hasn’t hit. In 119The Molineux outfit recorded a brave 2-1 away win over Slovan Bratislava on Thursday, with Jimenez scoring the decisive penast keep a close check on Leicester star Jamie Vardy – or he will take full advantage.The Reds were uncharacteristically lax in allowing a three-goal lead slip against Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League before eventually prevailing 4-3 on Wednelty.He told BT Sport: “For me it’s always in my mind that I’m going to score. It’s my style of shooting penalty kicks, I’m nev at-bats, Berry has struck out 32 times. 

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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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Tuesday’s rainout against the Tigers forced the to push back starters and Dan Haren each a day. Zimmermann, who was slated to throw Tuesdaheir two-goal Carabao Cup deficit if Manchester City repeat their first-leg performance.The Sky Blues blew United away with a explosive 45 minutes that put them 3-0 ahead at the half-time break.”I felt on the pitch we could have done even better – coy, will start Wednesday and Haren will start Thursday’s rescheduled game.

Zimmermann will now go a week between starts. He is 5-6 with a 3.59Liverpool have allowed Taiwo Awoniyi to join Mainz on a season-long loan deal.The Nigerian will complete a medical and wait for international clearance before the move becomes official.The talented striker has spent time on loan at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, Royal Excel Mouscron (twice) and KAA Gent.He signed a new long-term contract with the Reds in 2018. ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 16 career starts when he’s had at least six days’ rest. He won his only start this season getting that much rest, allowing one run in six innings in his first start of the season vs. Miami.

More News 04/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff Tonali insists he’s in no rush to leave Brescia.The midfielder has been rated in the “€300m” bracket by Cagliari president Massimo Cellino.He laughed: “I love President Cellino very much and he rates me highly. He’s a great person and I hope to 03/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/28/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/19/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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says there’s no excuses after their 3-0 home humbling by Brighton.The Seagulls are off to the best possible start thanks to an Abdoulaye Doucoure own goal and second-half efforts from substitutes Florin Andone and Neal Maupay.Gracia said: “I think | | | |

The scene: First inning, -Pirates,  at the dish, called strike on appeal. Take it away, third-base ump John Hirschbeck …

OK. Presumably, the excitable Mr. Harper said something both loud and naughty, no? Well, here’s Hirschbeck’s play-by-play, courtesy of this pair of tweets from Adam Kilgore of thChelsea are prepared to offer Tammy Abraham a new contract.The 21-year-old scored twice in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Norwich City, his first goals for the club.Abraham currently earns £50,000-a-week with the Blues.The Telegraphsays Chelsea are willing to double those wages.Fellow youngster Mason Mount, who also scored against the Canaries, recently signed an extension worth £77,000-a-week.e Wasmanager Marco Silva.Brands revealed that he is negotiated a contract extension for star forward Richardson. And in the only direct reference to Silva’s hugely pressured position, he said the manager had to perform.”We know in sport, as always, you hahington Post …

John Hirschbeck on Harper: “I didn’t like that he put his hands up with the bat. That’s kind of what I yelled at him.” …

— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP)

Hirschbeck said he was “being nice” letting Harper stay in the game. And then when he slammed his bat and helmet, “I had no resource.” …

— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP)

Sure, sure, better decorum on Harper’s part is perhaps in order, but a thicker skin on Hirschbeck’s part is most assuredly in order. Maybe it’s a matter of perception, but umpiring sensibilities seem a bit too delicate these days.

Mr. Hirschbeck, no one — save for your co-religionists in blue — particularly cares what you like or don’t like.

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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

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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

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Hand was called up by the team April 30, and only made one appearancehis injury rehabilitation.The England international has been sidelined since May after rupturing his Achilles tendon in a post-season friendly.The 23-year-old has suffered several setbacks since then, with manager Frank Lampard confirming he was “n. He held the Mets scoreless for 1 2/3 innings, giving up two walks and striking out three. Hand was demonted to make room for Adeiny Hechavarria, who was activated from the disabled list.

More News 03/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/22/2019 • by RotoWire Sta playing for Estudiantes before he retires.The Argentine defender has struggled to establish himself in Ole Gunnar Solskjaerdou Koulibaly purchase of an apartment in Paris has been played down in Naples.It’s emerged Koulibaly recently splashed out on an apartment in the heart of Paris, sparking talk of a summer move to PSG.But Italian reporter Valter De Maggio insists the’s Manchester United first-team plans and admits he is keen on one day returning to Estudiantes. Rojo has long been linked witff 09/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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pitcher looked well one his way to his first loss on Wednesday night against the Dodgers but his teammates bailed him out. He allowed three runs on four hits over ttenham defender Jan Vertonghen.Sky Italia says Napoli are interested in signing Vertonghen if their star centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly moves on in January.Vertonghen’s contract expires at the end of the season and he is now free to speak to foreign six innings of work. The right-hander gave up a run in the first before making it through the next four frames scoreless. Then in the sixth, he surrendered a two-run homer to Matt Kemp and left on the hook for the loss. New York rallied for a run in the ninth, however, sending the game into extras.

Harvey, who threw 90 pitches, also struck out seven and walked one in a no-decision. It snapped his four-start winning streak.His next start is scheduled for Monday against the Marlins.

More News 04/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff in making a move for AC Milan star Franck Kessie in January.The Premier League side have been linked with a transfer move for the central midfielder to bolster their squad.However, the club’s head of recruitment John Marshall poured cold water over s 03/13/2020 • by RoMorgan Sanson.La Provence says the Hammers have tabled a bid for the young midfield schemer.Wolves are also interested, though West Ham have edged in front with their first offer.For his part, Sanson is in no rush to make a decision – though it couldtoWire Staff 09/09/2019 • 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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starting pitcher has in each of his four outings bonuses if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. The Daily Mail says Spurs chairman Daniel Levy introduced an incentivised pay structure that rewards the squad for success but also protects Spurs financially in the event of missinthis season. His 100 percent quality-start rate has lifted his career rate to 58 percent.

“The ball is coming out well both sides of the plate. Hopefully I can stay right there for the whole year,” Wood said, per ESPN.

Entering play Tuesday, Wood’s 2.08 ERA ranked 21st in baseball and his .191 opponents’ batting average was 10th-best. 

“I just want to keep doing what I’m doing,” Wood said. 

More News 03/06/2018 • by RotoWire Staff the coming transfer windows.The Villarreal star has been earning plaudits for his performances in La Liga.Given the Gunners have a connection at the club in Santi Cazorla, it may help them get a leg up on other interested teams.90min says the Gunners 03/06/2018 a move for PSG star Neymar after fresh developments.Neymar has gone AWOL from preseason training just as PSG chief Leonardo has admitted he could be sold.Last Friday the Blaugrana president said there was no Neymar situation and was asked what his st • by RotoWire Staff 03/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/01/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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Manager John Farrell said outfielder ‘s ailing back is muebic was missing for Eintracht Frankfurt in this week’s 1-1 draw for the first-leg of their Europa League semifinal.And Giroud is not going as far as saying Chelsea are now favourites to progress from our tie and make the final.”We need to finish thech improved after he sat out of the first game of a doubleheader Sunday against the Royals, WEEI.com reports. 

That said, Victorino will remain out of the lineup for the nightcap. He’s considered day-to-day for the Red Sox. 

More News 07/05/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/05/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 05/23/2016 have themselves to blame for failing to qualify for the Champions League.The Rossoneri finished the season in fifth place, one point off the Champions League spots held by Atalanta and Inter Milan.“We’re sorry that we dropped so many points on the • by RotoWire Staff 05/06/2016 • by RotoWire Staff nts for the former Juventus ace are in talks with Inter Milan this week.Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira says representatives of the Chile international has been in Milan this week to meet with Inter officials.The stumbling block for the moment i 03/29/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/29/2016 • by RotoWire Staff