ing-back Dujon Sterling hopes he can learn from ma


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


aptain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists they can


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


West Ham United have started preseason with a win


Dodgers infielder is not expected to be activated Sunday from the disabled list,  exander-Arnold insists Liverpool can handle whatever people throw at them.The Reds scored yet another late goal to seal victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.He said: “We had a setback with their goal and we bounced back pretty much straight away. manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times. He will join the team in Milwaukee, but the team is still trying to figure out whether he will need additournemouth on Sunday.Guardiola was fuming when  ref Andre Marriner refused to award a 60th-minute penalty as David Silva was brought down by Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma.And even though TV replays showed there was contact in the box, the VAR officional time to heal.

Ellis is expected to play six innings in Double-A Saturday as part of his minor-league rehab assignment. He has been out since late April with a right quad strain.  

More News 0rd feels Mateo Kovacic is now fully settled at Stamford Bridge.Kovacic has shone in midfield in recent weeks.Lampard said, “It is common place for foreign players coming to the Premier League to have period of settling in, that is normal.”From Kovaci2/25/2015 • by Chris Cwik 09/01/2014 • by Igor Mello 08/19/2014 • by Chris Towers 08/19/2014 • by Chris Cwik 05/03/2014 • by Marty Gitlin 04/29/2014 • by Larry Hartstein


er United are prepared to try again for Napoli def


third ba from Manchester United.Bohui moved to the Eerste Divisie after coming off contract at United, joining NAC Breda on a two year deal.NAC are pariano Diaz and Lucas Vazquez.The Gunners have been chasing a deal for winger Vazquez for several weeks, while it’s emerged striker Mariano has been offered in recent days.El Desmarque says Arsenal are willing to offer €40m for Vazquez and €20m fortners with Manchester City and were relegated last season.The club have a strong reputation of developing yseman provided much of the offense Friday in a 3-2 win over the Cubs.

Wright went 3 for 4 with a solo home run, accounting for three of the team’s eight hits. He added a stolen base, his ninth of the season.

Wright is now batting .312 on the season, and has been on fire since the start of May. He is hitting .364 in 14 games, with twice as many home runs (four) as in April. He has six home runs on the season, with 27 RBI. 

More News to Manchester United.Rodgers offered an update after watching his Leicester side complete their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 win over Serie A outfit Atalanta at the King Power Stadium – a match that Maguire did not take part in.”There’s been obviou 01/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff


ester United striker Romelu Lukaku is hoping for o


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. 


star Fabrizio Maiello admits he was the brains beh


starting pitcher has been a surprise in the early part of the season, and Al Melchior thinks he can continue to impress heading into Fantasy Week 6 (May 6-12). Al has Tepesch ranked 54th in for the week, thanks to a two-start week.

Tepesch does not have overwhelming, swing-and-miss stuff, so his success so far in his major league career has come as something of a surprise. Despite strikd they’re in talks to sign permanently Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.Smalling is on a season-long loan with Roma.De Sanctis said, “It is well known that we are trying to find a solution that makes everyone happy. “We are in no rush, we waing out just 5.79 batters per nine innings with a sinker that averages 90.6 miles per hour, Tepesch has emerged as a viable Fantasy option after his first five starts.  He is succeeding thanks to a heavy dose of groundballs and pinpoint control, a combination that has worked for him.

It would not be a surprise if Tepeschare “purely speculation”.14-year-old Bobby is one of the highest rated youngsters at Newcastle United’s academy, with first-team manager Steve Bruce already aware of his potential.He made history at Toon this season when he became the youngster playe regresses through the rest of the season, but I wouldn’t expect it this week. He faces a pair of bottom-10 offensive teams, so he should be worth starting in the upcoming scoring period.  

More News 04/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/09/20orters after the club were thrashed 5-0 by Benfica in the Portuguese Super Cup.The Portugal international, who has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, was emotional on the pitch at full-time and sent an apology to fans on social18 • by RotoWire Staff 03/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/14/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/02/2017 • by RotoWire Staff


Galatasaray, but he is currently serving an indef


outfielder is settling for a bench role this season.Talks with Carlo Ancelotti to become their new manager.The Italian was sacked by Napoli just an hour after he helped the club advance to the Champions League knockout stages.Ancelotti was with the Serie A club for 19 months.Sky Sports says Arsenal arehe Frenchman is behind Michy Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham in Frank Lampard’s forward pecking order.But the 32-year-old thinks it was a step up joining the Blues from Arsenal two years ago.”It was not easy to leav in April, ESPN reports. Murphy is a career .228 hitter during the first month of the season. 

That said, Murphy is having his roughest April since 2010 when he had just six hits over 37 at-bats for a .162 average. He’s hitting .176 as the Rangers ready for their final game in April on Tuesday against Chicago. 

Murphy, who starts full time in left field, is batting .155 against right-handed pitchers and .212 against lefties. That said, he’s only struck out 15 times over 91 at-bats with six walks for a .295 on-base percentage. 

More News 04/26/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 04/25/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 04/14/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 04/13/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/28/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/27/2016 eenwood has earned a new chant!The Red Devils teenager scored his first senior goal for the club against FC Astana to get his team a 1-0 win.And the crowd were sufficiently hyped for the academy product’s performance, as evidenced by the new chant.Th • by RotoWire Staff


Stephen Strasburg being treated for forearm tightness


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ace turned in a quality start against the rival on Monday night, but now he’s receiving treatment for forearm tightness. MASN’s Dan Kolko tweets that . Manager Davey Johnson told reporters . Consider igning 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.Fernandethe situation to be developing.

Whs trolled Heung-min Son after his match-winning performance against Aston Villa.Son scored twice, including a last-gasp winner, to secure a 3-2 win for the visitors.But after the game, Mourinho decided to wind-up the South Korean during a post-match ile there’s no indication that this is anything serious, it of course bears mentioning that Strasburg underwent Tommy John surgery in September 2010. Last season — his first full season since the procedure — Strasburg was handled carefully and even shut down well in advance of the postseason.

In 2013, the 24-year-or Lucas Moura believes that Jose Mourinho is the man to help them win trophies.Spurs are desperate to end their 11 year silverware drought this season.Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino recently, after the Argentine manager lost his job due to poold right-hander has pitched to a 3.10 ERA in six starts. For his career, Strasburg owns a 132 ERA+, 1.09 WHIP and 4.55 K/BB ratio across parts of four seasons.


yern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has reveale


The have had one of the least-taxed bullpens through the first few weeks. After throwing an league-leading 561 1/3 relief innings in 2012, the Royals came into Thursday’s game having racked up just 44 2e players since taking charge.The climb up the table under Mourinho is a far cry from the final weeks under Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentinian left Spurs 12 points adrift of the Champions League places and Mourinho said: “I started with minus 12 her/3 relief innings, which is the fewest in theArsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is interested in joining AC Milan.The Egypt international is currently on loan at Besiktas.However, Calciomercato says Milan are less keen on Elneny.They are more likely to make a move for Elneny’s Arsenal team-mate Granit Xhaka. majors.

A large reason for the low number has been the Royals have played just 18 games, but another major reason has been the team’s starting pitchers have worked at least six innings 14 times.

“At least we’re keeping our ‘pen fresh,” manager Ned Yost said, per .com. “I’d used to have a little concern that they were getting rusty down ther League campaign.The 23-year-old has suffered a hamstring injury, leaving Mauricio Pochettino frustrated with his persistent niggles.The Argentine wants Alli to take better care of himself to avoid any further problems.”I don’t know if the club havere a little bit, but every one of them has come out, even after seven, eight, nine days, when they’ve got the opportunity [and pitched well].”


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.


s they can still beat Arsenal on Thursday.Los Che


starting pitcher was not at the top of his game Friday against the Twins, but the offense picked him up in a 16-5 win.

Niese allowed five runs — four concern during this international break.The St Mary’s side are currently languishing in the bottom three following Saturday’s disappointing defeat to Everton. But Hasenhuttl says of their home record: “I think it’s not a big topic that we didn’t wiearned — in five innings of work, his shortest outing of the season. Niese struggled with his control, walking four batters and throwing just 57 of 101 pitches for strikes. He struck out just one batter, however he was also working with a big lead for much of the game, as the Mets jumped out to a 10-2 lead after two innings.

Niese picked up his second win of the season but his ERA rose to 3.57. He is 2-0 with 10 strikeouts and eight walks in 17 2/3 innings of work through three starts. Niese will make his next start Wednesday in Colorado, a notoriously difficult environment for pitchers. Niese has a 7.94 ERA in two career starts at Coors Field. 

More News 07/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff righton boss Graham Potter.The Australian tops the Premier League charts for most short passes.He said: “I think it is an asset that you have as a goalkeeper, which is only going to help you, definitely with the direction the game is going.”We work h 04/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/16/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ors.PSG star Edinson Cavani has recently revealed that one of his dreams is to score a goal for Boca at La Bombonera like former Uruguayan striker Sergio Martinez.”Between River and Boca, I’m going for Boca,” Modric said on Un Metro Adelantado.”I pre 03/15/2018 • 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.


anchester United.The Arsenal teenage sensation spe


pitcher continued to struggle but managed to close out Tuesday’s contest against the White Sox.Soriano, who entered the game in the ninth inning with a three-run lead, served up a two-run home run to Alex Rios before forcing Paul Konerko to fly out to end the game. He was charged with two runs on two hits and struck out one in an 8-7 victory. The right-hander has converted three of his first four save opportunities. After the game, manager Davey Johnson said Soriano tweaked his leg during Saturday’s game at Cincinnati but “it’s a non-issue.”

More News nager Frank Lampard.For all the vital work Lampard has done with the emerging talent this season, it seems he has also relished trying to get the best of Kovacic.”It’s been nice, nice of course,” Kovacic told the club’s website.”Now I see why he was 03/18/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 02/29/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 02/28/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2015 • by Jason Lempert 08/18/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira rien Rabiot.Off contract in June, Rabiot is weighing up his next move, fielding interest from Manchester United and Arsenal, among several heavyweight suitors.Le 10 riker Dwight Gayle.While manager Steve Bruce wants to keep Gayle at the club, he accepts that he may have to cash in on his frontman to secure funds for other signings.The Telegraph says Newcastle have put a £15 million price tag on Gayle for the JaSport says Everton are also in contact with Rabiot’s minders.Indeed, negotiations hav 08/05/2015 • by Michael Hurcomb


n has announced his retirement.The 39-year-old sta


infielder drew his first start of the season Tuesday against the Dodgers. Arias played at first base in the absence of Brandon Belt, who was out with an illness.

Arias didn’t rdiff City.Sky Sports says the 70-year old met with Cardiff board members Mehmet Dalman and Ken Choo in London’s Mayfair last night to discuss staying at the Cardiff City stadium for the final year of his contract – and a shot at returning the Bluelet the start go to waste. He contributed an RBI single, as he finished 2 for 4 with one run. Arias, who came off the bench in Monday’s opener, is batting .400 (2 for 5) through two games.

More News 03/31/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 12/13/2015 rmer Chelsea star Joe Cole says Tottenham were right to sack Mauricio Pochettino.Mourinho took over from Pochettino in November but has faced plenty of criticism for his performance to date, overseeing an FA Cup and Champions League last 16 exits in • by RotoWire Staff 07/27/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 07/07/2015 • by Shawn Krest 05/24/2015 • by Jason Butt following Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.It’s been suggested this season Barca captain Lionel Messi has recommended his Argentina teammate to the board as they seek a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.Abidal told Mundo Deportivo: “He [Mart 05/21/2015 • by Jason Lempert


nar Solskjaer’s side.Parker was speaking after Uni


outfielder showed up to camp this year with added bulk and it seemed to help him opening day as he hit a home run. While Aoki hit a career-high 20 homers in 2007 while playing in Japan, Aoki said he isn’t about to start swinging for the fences, according to .com.

“I can’t really say,” Aoki said when asked if he thought he’d surpass the 10-homer plateau this season. “I’d like to, but my primary focus is getting on base, because our real home run hitters are the guys behind me.”

More News 01/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff defensive coach.Benitez says he’s always trying to find the “right balance”.He told AS: “Balance is key and to get the most out of your players, whether you want to win the Champions League or stay in the division.”It depends on the way that someone 10/30/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/15/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/04/2017 • by RotoWire Staff d to take the Chelsea job if it becomes available. The Derby manager is the favourite to takeover from Maurizio Sarri, who is expected to be allowed to join Juventus.And Redknapp, who is also Lampard’s uncle, thinks Lampard might not get a better opp 09/02/2017 • by Radmits he’s discussed the football director’s job with vice-chairman Ed Woodward.Evra, who was spotted alongside Woodward at a number of matches last season, has confirmed the pair have spoken about the position. He told Sky Sports: “I don’t want to otoWire Staff