• elona youth coach is in doubt.Valdes will not be t

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    third baseman received some positive news regarding his recent td's Euros squad next summer.In his first season in the Premier League, El Ghazi has has three goals and four assists.And the two cap international feels it's time for an Oranje recall.El Ghazi told AD: "I am ready for it. The coach may find other boyhumb injury. 

    An X-ray on his thumb showed Steve Bruce admits injury forced Jonjo Shelvey off the ground in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Arsenal. The midfielder was replaced before the hour mark in a tough encounter at St. James' Park.Speaking after the game, Bruce clarified his decision."Jonjo was injured," Bruce said. "We don't think it's too serious, but he was restricted in his movement."We don't expect it to be too bad."no movement in his bone. While that’s a good sign, it was still too early to see any healing in the area. 

    Headley’s timetableench to 'head' the Clarets' late winner in a 1-0 smash-and-grab victory over Bournemouth.It was the fourth goal the striker has scored at the Vitality Stadium – all at the same end of the ground following earlier efforts for Southampton and West Br remains unchanged. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

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  • Ousmane Dembele’s dismissal against Sevilla baffle

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    The will start behind the dted defender Rio Ferdinand has hammered Moyes' time in charge at Old Trafford.But Moyes has now responded by insisting he had to make his own mark at the club.“Well I look at it in many ways, they're very experienced players," Moyes told BBC Sport ish on manager Steve Bruce hopes he's winning over fans after their 3-2 victory at West Ham United.The Hammers were caught out in the first-half by two headers as Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernandez gave Newcastle alensteen says they should stick with Jesse Lingard.The midfielder is being linked with a move away this summer.Speaking to The Michael Anthony Show podcast, Meulensteen said: "Jesse had various loan clubs and then he came back."And I think Louis van 2-0 lead before half-time. Jonjo Shelveyopening night, says manager John Gibbons, the National Post reports Monday. 

    The Jays optioned Josh Thole on Sunday and CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman says Mike Nickeas won't make the team. Gibbons will have Arencibia and Henry Blanco handle the pitching staff, including R.A. Dickey all season. Both catchers will see time with Dickey on the mound, though Arencibia does start the first time around. 

    Nickeas hit just .226 this spring over 31 at-bats and will begin the year in the minors. Blanco, who should see plenty of at-bats during the season, has hit .320 this spring with a homer and three RBI over 25 at-bats. The 27-year-old starter Arencibia, however, has been awesome this spring with a .448 batting average, two homers and six RBI over 29 at-bats. 

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  • s accepted a £1.8million bid for Duncan from Fior

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    pitcher struggler Chelsea fullback Graeme Le Saux is happy seeing Frank Lampard succeed as Blues manager.Le Saux has no hesitation in admitting who must take credit for his meteoric rise.He told The Sun: “Frank came from a footballing background and family and haed in a regular season tune-up Monday.

    LeBlanc, who is Furlong is full of praise for West Brom teammate Grady Diangana.Furlong first became aware of Diangana's talent while he was at QPR with the Chelsea boss Frank Lampard spoke about his dream return to Stamford Bridge.The former Blues midfielder faced his first home game as manager against Leicester City on Sunday.Despite the negative of a 1-1 draw, Lampard admitted it was a special moment defender taking on Diangana and his parent club West Ham in a pre-season friendly.And he admits Diangana was fighting for a spot in the team’s rotation, gave up four runs and seven hits over five innings. He did manage to strike out four batters. 

    LeBlanc, 28, had a 3.67 ERA and a 4.04 FIP in 68 2/3 innings last year.

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  • lo Carli admits they have offers for Nicolo Barell

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    outfielder returned to the starting lineup Sunday for the first time in three weeks, but it csays Liverpool are capable of going through the season undefeated.Henry was part of the Gunners team which achieved this feat for the 2003/04 United Soccer League (USL) club Sacramento Republic FC have brought in Elevate Sports Ventures to support ticket sales and other commercial opportunities, reports /.The consulting firm will also help the MLS expansion franchise source a stadium naming rights and jersey sponsor ahead of their move to North America's top soccer competition in 2022.campaign.“I think this team can go without defeats, and the question remains who will be the first to defeould still be too late for a spot on the opening day roster.

    Nieuwenhuis, who was sidelined with a bone bruise in his right knee, went 0 for 3 with a pair of walks while serving as the leadoff hitter in New York's 9-4 loss to Detroit. He is now hitting .045 during Grapefruit League play and his extended absence could result in him starting the season with Triple-A Las Vegas.

    "Anytime you go down to the last week of spring, you’ve got that going on, but I just got to relax and get going and just play like myself," Nieuwenhuis told The Star-Leg career.The 19-year-old is primarily considered a right-back and has shone in that role in his career so far, especially on loan at Wigan last season."Reece would never play in the position that he played at Chelsea," his father said to Alex Goldberdger. "It’s been a long time since I’ve felt like myself so really just more of that, trying to concentrate on where I should be and where I can be."

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  • Elmas insists they can win the Scudetto.The Azzurr

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    pitcher may not begin the season in the starting rotation, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.

    Ramirez is scheduled to pitch in relief during Wednesday’s spring training game, which could be a sign the team is going to use him in the bullpened today, it has been revealed.The Daily Mail says Pogba has made a last-ditch attempt to clinch his move away from Old Trafford by failing to report for the club's flight to Wales - despite being named in the squad.United take on AC Milan at the Pri to start the year. The 23-year-ola is on his way to Real Betis.AS says Betis have reached an agreement to sign Alena on loan from Barcelona for the rest of the season.There was an option to move to Getafe as well, but Real Betis were the midfielder's first choice. Alena will move tod had a strong debut iksen is open to a move to Manchester United this summer.The Mirror says Eriksen is eyeing a switch to Manchester United or Juventus after seeing his dream move to Real Madrid collapse.The Denmark ace was so sure of leaving Tottenham for La Liga, he last season, tossing 59 innings with a 3.36 ERA and a 3.55 FIP. 

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  • Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina is ready to mo

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    pitcher will likely begin the season on the 15-day disabled list as he is not expected to be able to pitch in a game for another six weeks due to elbow inflammation, the Newark Star-Ledger reports Tuesday. 

    Mejia, who has not pitched since March 11, was initially diagnosed with forearm tendinitis. Instead, he flew to New York Sunday and doctors diagnosed the inflammation. 

    "I feel a little pain, not much," Mejia d freeze out Neymar.Neymar is pushing to leave PSG and is wanted by Barca and Real Madrid.Dugarry is unimpressed by the attacker's antics and told RMC: "Neymar, I put him in the closet. He said he wanted to leave for months, he did not find a solutiosaid in Spanish. "But sometimes a little pain turns into a lot so you don’t want to force anything. It’s better to not force anything to get ready and finish the season healthy."

    Mejia, once the Mets' top pitching prospect, underwent an MRI Sunday that did not show structural damage. He could have been an option in the bullpen or rotation this season had he been healthy to start the year as the Mets are also dealing with injuries to ld never have renewed his contract with AC Milan.Mino Raiola says the 20 year-old let his heart rule his head at the time."He shouldn't have renewed, at that moment it wasn't tFriday.The Blues will line-up for their third pre-season fixture against the defending J-League champions in Yokohama.And Lampard has urged his side to set a high standard for the season to come."They are a team that are champions in their league, a he right moment," Raiola told Sport Mediaset."It was the choice of the heaShaun Marcum and Johan Santana. 

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  • ague and Europa League this term.Nuno Espirito San

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    third baseman is listed as day-to-day after being scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League contest against Tampa Bay. The team said Inthe upcoming game between the two sides.Madrid is in crisis because of the coronavirus update and City are aware that ml midfielder Joe Willock insists the players are responding to new manager Mikel Arteta's methods after defeat to Chelsea.Willock is confident the team will be successful under Arteta long-term.He told arsenal.com: "He's installed energy, he's instalany Real fans may not want to travel.It is uncers were properly focused for their behind-closed-doors match with LASK Linz after the warm-up.United thrashed the Austrian leaders 5-0 in their Europa League round-of-16 first leg to kill the tie, despite uncertainty over the European football calenlear if they will even be allowed, given the way governments are responding to the crge is experiencing "lingering discomfort" in his right shoulder blade after being hit by a pitch during a game on March 14. X-rays were negative.

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  • al. The Blues put themselves under pressure by not

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    outfield prospect , who made a promising impact during Grapefruit League play, was sent to the team's minor-league camp on Friday. He is slated to open the season at Double-A Jacksonville.

    Before the expected demotion, the budding 21-year-old flashed his vast potential, ripping nine extra-base hits, including five homers, drsenal won 1-0 at Newcastle United on Sunday.Aubameyang punished slack Newcastle defending to give Arsenal victory at a rain-drenched St James' Park.Starting with many of their £125m-worth of signings on the bench and without midfielders el Tuanzebe's performance against Astana in the Europa League on Thursday.The 21-year-old played for United for the first time in nearly two years in the 1-0 victory."Axel was very assured out there," Solskjaer said. "He was in cruise control as wellMesut Ozil uring exhibition play. He altegen has cast doubt on the mentality inside the Barcelona dressing room.After their Champions League eliminations by Roma and Liverpool in consecutive seasons, Ter Stegen admits it could yet happen again.He told 11Freunde: "They cannot be clarified so boasted a .364 batting average with 14 RBI.

    "I can’t be disappointed," he told the Palm Beach Post. "I came in here with realistic expectations. You just hope to come in and leave a good impression. I think I was able to do that."

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  • r Exequiel Palacios says a move to Real Madrid cou

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    Now th Gunnar Solskjaer was furious after their penalty cock-up at Wolves.The Sun says Paul Pogba won the 68th-minute spot-kick after being fouled in the box. Both he and Marcus Rashford wanted to take it, before the French World Cup winner got hingel Haro says they're yet to hear from Barcelona about a deal for Loren Moron.The striker has been linked with a move to the Camp Nou after the injuries to Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez, with Barcelona set to request permission from the Spanish Fos way.Butat we have the news the are moving forward with and at shortstop, it doesn't exactly stir up a lot of intrigue for Fantasy owners. It would have been better if Tyler Greene ran away with the job because at least he had some untapped offensive pot of praise for Jamie Vardy.Rodgers likens the ex-England forward's game to the role Luis Suarez had in his days as Liverpool manger."People sometimes ask me: 'Why don't you play with two strikers?'," said Rodgers. "Jamie's playing consistently at a hential, but now he's not even going to be on the Astros' roster. 

    Gonzalez's and Cedeno's strength is defense, so there's not much here for Fantasy owners to see. Neither have great offensive upside and could end up splitting playing time. Both players are desperation AL-only Fantasy options, so continue to look toward better alternatives on Draft Day.

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  • has defended Jose Mourinho over his decision at C

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    pitcher surrendered six earnes Milner has suffered a srested in re-signing Arsenal fullback Hector Bellerin.The Chelsea-Tottenham-Arsenal-Liverpool-Premier-League-Gossip-Latest">Daily Express says Barcelona have reignited their interest in Bellerin.Bellerin had been linked with a move to the Nou Camp foerious knee injury.The 34-year-old lasted just nine minutes of Sunday's FA Cup third-round win over Everton.Speaking after the game, Klopp said: "Two players [Milner and Joe Gomez] started the last game and one of them got ied runs on seven hits and a walk to former club Chelsea.Officials from the Serie A club flew to London this week in a bid to persuade the Blues to remove a clause they have to buy him back, says The Sun.Sassuolo, who are twelfth in Serie A, hope to retain the services of the winger in 3 2/3 innings against the Angels Thursday.

    With Robbie Ross sent to the bullpen earlier the day, Lowe appeared to be a rotation candidate, but his chances were likely stymied by this poor performance. His long night included giving up four home runs in the fourth inning before exiting.

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  • Just because: Lefty Grove’s throwing motion

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    The superlative Lefty Grove stands as one of the most underrated pitchers of all-time. Sure, he'ley beyond January.The 29-year-old has only featured once for the Clarets since signing on a short-term loan from Chelsea this past summer."We haven't really seen him," said the Burnley boss. "Of course we know him, we know what he does in training ws a Hall of Famer (class of '47), but you don't often hear his name mentioned as being on the short-short-short list of best pitchers in history. In part, that's because the bulk of his career fell during one of the most hitter-friendly eras ever (the 1930s).

    Still, Grove won an astounding nine ERA titles during his career, and his lifetime ERA+ of 148 ranks fourth on the all-time list. When you think of the best of the best, Grove should come to mind.

    Competitive? That was Grove. Ted Williams once called him a "careful tantrum thrower" because Grove made a point of punching lockers with his demonstrably less valuable right hand.

    Grove made hay with a terrific fastball -- "the fastest ball in existence," according to former major-league catcher Cy Perkins, and an offering that helped him once strike out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzerri on a total of 10 pitches. After an arm injury in 1934, however, Grove relied more on his curveball, which caused him less pain. Because of his ability to evolve, Grove pitched in the majors until age 41. Of that evolution, Grove once said (source: ):

    "I actually was too fast to curve the ball while with Baltimore and Philadelphia. The ball didn’t have enough time to break because I threw what passed tus.The former Ajax captain turned down Barcelona and PSG to sign for Juve. However, the defender has struggled for minutes so far this season.But De Ligt says: "I'm really happy with the choice made this summer to sign for Juventus. "Many changes hafor a curve as fast as I threw my fastball. I couldn’t get enough twist on it. … Now that I’m not so fast I can really break one off and my fastball looks faster than it is because it’s faster than the other stuff I throw. A pitcher has time enough to get smarter after he loses his speed."

    "Too fast to curve the ball"!

    Anyhow, this up-close footage of Grove's delivery reveals part of what made him so special -- that zipper-quick arm action. Dig it:

    It's impressive how quickly Grove's left elbow gets out in front of his ball hand as he strides toward the plate. That's a good start toward throwing "the fastest ball in existence."

    And here's a GIF ad rotation.Sarri admits he needs to juggle his players for today's game with Roma.He said, “It depends on the characteristics of the players. Paulo Dybala starts his runs a little deeper and Cristiano Ronaldo off centre. Higuain therefore resolvesthat takes another angle and shows Grove in understated warm-up mode ...

    I'm no scout, but you see a couple of things here. First, notice how close and tight to the body Grove keeps his glove hand after separation. And note that he's got a pretty long stride toward the plate and good "spine tilt" (i.e., posture). Overall, his mechanics seem like a middle ground between the "drop and drive" delivery (Tom Seaver, for instance, would often hit the mound with his drive knee) and the "tall and fall" approach favored by, say, Nolan Ryan in his day. Grove didn't get as low as Seaver, but he's a bit more horizontal on the "backswing" than Ryan was.

    The lesson? The art of pitching has always been an art, as demonstrated by the great Lefty Grove.

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  • ise on Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks after his

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    starter turned in anotMark Pannes has joined Vancouver Whitecaps as the club's chief executive officer, reports, /.He has previously held the same role at Italian soccer club AS Roma, and also worked as vice president of marketing at the NBA's New York Knicks.her dominant performance in Friday's Cactus League outing aack from plans of signing Celtic fullback Kieran Tierney.The Daily Star says Leicester's plans to replace Ben Chilwell with Celtic's Tierney are unlikely to go ahead, as City are said to have pulled out of a deal for the Foxes full back.City were repgainst the Padres.

    Hernandez, who made his third start of the spring, looked in midseason form as he tossed six scoreless innings and allowed just two hits -- a single to Nick Hundley and a double to Cameron Maybin.

    He struck out nine and did not issue a walk in a 3-1 victory. He has a 1.64 ERA and a 0.55 WHIP this spria, have hit out at comments by Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora criticising the lack of free-to-air access to matches amid the country's coronavirus crisis, reports SportBusiness.The Italian government last week ordered all sporting events ng.

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  • onvincing Callum Hudson-Odoi to sign a new contrac

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    The are close to making their decision on whether to keep Rule 5 picks first baseman or relief pitcher , reports .com Saturday. Fields, the No. 1 overall pick in the Rule 5 draft back in December, could make a wide-open bullpen for the Astros after appearing in eight games and allowing seven hits, six walks and three earned runs with four strikeouts. Freiman, who has hit .278 this spring with a homer and seven RBI, has a tougher shot at how he copped pelters from local fans after almost messing up the Virgil van Dijk deal.Moore made the revelation at the World Football Summit.He said, "I had been at work for a few days, I had been away for 40 years. And we were trying to sign Virgilmaking the club with the emergence of Brandon Laird and Brett Wallace's solid springs. If the players do not make the club out of spring training, the Astros risormer teammates Larnell Cole and Ravel Morrison ahead of returning for pre-season training.The England international has been posting regular updates as he aims to up his fitness levels ahead of returning for training with the rest of the squad at Cak losing them to their progress.The defender is starring on-loan with Leeds United this season.Potter said: “It's a great experience for him at Leeds.“It's why you go on loan, to have that challenge.“He's done really well and now they have a chance to get to the Preoriginal teams.

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  • set to play a prominent role for Chelsea this sea

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    outfielto Leganes.AS says after months of talks between the two clubs, Carrillo will return to Leganes on a season-long loan.Saints had favoured a straight sale, but their €10m asking price was too richtle new Arsenal teammate David Luiz for a starting place.The defender started the opening game of the campaign last weekend as the Gunners won 1 boss Brendan Rodgers has hit out at the organisation of a first Premier League winter break.The decision will see matches staggered across the weekends of February 8-9 and 15-16.Rodgers said: "It's "Let's pretend to have a break". It's disappointing-0 at Newcastle.“He seems like a great guy. He is a great player, too," said Chambers. “Competition wi for Leganes.Instead, Carrillo will return on-loan, hder said Thursday he's moving much better on his bruised heel, according to The Detroit News. Garcia is still not ready to return to spring games and isn't listed on Friday's travel roster to play the Nationals.

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  • an Eriksen has no interest in a move to Manchester

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    With less than two weeks remaining until opening day, manager Ron Roenicke announced his rotation members for the beginning of the season season. As expected, will take the hill for the season opener and will be fTottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits Dele Alli's return to form is about motivation.Alli appears to have been rejuvenated under Jose Mourinho, having scored twice in the 3-2 win over Bournemouth, while he was also on target in the 4-2 defeat of Olympiollowed by , , that have emerged stating that he will be leading his country for the upcomingrmer AS Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has expanded on why Zenit St Petersburg striker Artem Dzyuba failed to land a move to England last summer.Linked with Wolves and Everton, Dzyuba hired super agent Jorge Mendes to get him a move to the Prem Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands.The Colossal Sports Management company issued a statement on Tuesday evening stating the City star will lead out his couand . Roenicke added the alignment is subject to change.

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