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  • Softball stung by ’Nova in weekend rematch

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    Sometimes having the most wins isn’t enough to take y move for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.Linked with several Premier League clubs this season, Foot Mercato says Wolves are showing the most serious interest in the youngster from England.Napoli are also in contact about a January deal.Indeed, ihome first place.

    Despite a tournament-best 3-1 record this weekend, Penn finished second overall in the Penn Spring Invitational behind Villanova.

    After falling to the Quakers in the tournament opener on Friday, the Wildcats turned the tables in the championship contest on Sunday afternoon, capturing a 3-2 victory at Penn Park.

    The Red and Blue (13-10) swept their opening three games against ’Nova, Rider and Army, and the one-two punch of freshman Alexis Borden and sophomore Mikenzie Voves gave up just two earned runs in 19 innings during those games.

    Meanwhile, Penn’s bats came alive, as Jessica Melendez hit the first home run of the spring season at Penn Park against Villanova on Friday afternoon, which lifted the Quakers to a 3-1 win.

    Though the Quakers did not finish the weekend unscathed, the tournament revealed a team that is poised to hit its stride just in time for Ivy League competition.

    Saturday morning, Penn lit up Rider for nine runs, including back-to-back home runs from Melendez and Georgia Guttadauro. The team cruised to a five-inning, mercy-rule 9-1 victory as Voves picked up the complete game win.

    The matchup against Army, however, was a different beast entirely. While Penn had eight hits against Rider, the team managed just two against Army. But patience at the plate yielded 10 walks and six runs, allowing the Quakers to overcome an early 3-0 deficit to ultimately secure a 6-3 victory.

    In the Sunday afternoon game against the Wildcats, it was Villanova who came from behind. In the bottom of the fourth, freshman Karina Rios put Penn ahead, 2-1, with an RBI single up the middle, scoring Jessica Melendez, who had reached base on an error.

    However, Villanova responded with a solo home run from Briana Fujii in the sixth to tie the game again, 2-2. The Wildcats scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh on a double to right field off the bat of pitcher Molly Manning, who held the Quakers scoreless in the bottom half of the inning to seal the deal.

    The four games this weekend marked the first long stint the Quakers have played at their new stadium at Penn Park, and the experience received glowing reviews from the team, despite the overcast weather Saturday and Sunday.

    “I’m pretty sure I speak they're to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.The Mirror says City are still in the hunt for £80million-rated Maguire – but must offload Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala to fund the deal.The domestic treble winners are wary of Financ for everyone when we say we don’t really like playing away anymore,” Melendez said.

    Though the playing field seemed flawless this weekend, the Quakers defense was not, racking up nine errors. Ironing out mistakes like these will be one of the focuses of practice in the next week, according to coach Leslie King, who is confident the team will be ready when Ivy League play begins Friday against Brown.

    In fact, King sees somrsene 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 note of these slip-ups as a sign of a team that is going to hit its stride at just the right time.

    “I don’t want to be peaking at the end of March,” King said. “I want to be peaking at the end of April going into May.”

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  • Seddon confused, corks team's aluminum bats

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    (This article appeared in the 3/31/03 joke issue)

    In an exclusive interview with local CBS sports anchor Beasley Reese, Penn baseball coach Bob Seddon disclosed the secrets to his success and longevity.

    Seddon recently eclipsed the 600-win mark with a victory over Columbia in his 33rd year as head coach of the Quakers.

    "The greatest pleasure that I have had as coach is to cork the bats of my players' over years," Seddon said. "There's really nothing like getting the old blow torch out to fill up some aluminum with solid cork."

    The admission left Reese dumfounded as to the reason one would fill an aluminum bat with cork to gain an advantage.

    "Why on Earth would you do such a thing?" Reese inquired.

    "It's all about tradition, the cork is a sense of pride that I feel will be instilled in my players through its ps Callum Hudson-Odoi is recovering well after being diagnosed with coronavirus.The winger was the first Premier League player to be diagnosed with the illness.Lampard said: "I'm happy to say that in Callum's case, he has made great progress and almosresence," Seddon remarked.

    Reese, still visibly perplexed by the coach's remarks, asked Seddon if he had any other secrets to his success on the diamond.

    "Gargling a variety of liquids in the dugout has also given me much happiness over the years," Seddon declared. "Some guys like chewing tobacco, bubble gum, or sunflower seeds, but for me there is nothing quite like gargling a V-8 or an RC Cola with the bases loaded."

    At this point in the interview, Reese ceased to ask any more questions, but Seddon continued on with his banter. Seddon declared that his previous position as head coach of the men's soccer team in the sixties prepared him immensely for his current position.

    "Soccer and baseball are indelibly alike," Seddon said. "I just couldn't give you a reason why."

    Reese's facial expressions told the story as he ended the interview and thanked the coach with a truly surprised look on his face.

    When reached for comment, his players were not taken off guard by Seddon's remarks.

    "Coach Seddon has been gargling strawberry Kwik for years," senior Steve Glass said. "It's just something that comes with the territory when you play for him."

    "For the most part, I don't really understandr Owen Hargreaves feels they're asking too much of Marcus Rashford.Speaking to Premier League Productions, Hargreaves said he has has doubts over whether Rashford can fill the forward void left by the summer departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan. most of what Coach Seddon says or does," se has again declared his former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will bring success to Tottenham.Bale is happy to see Mourinho in charge of Spurs.And he stated: "The fact that Mourinho has arrived is a strong and clear message from the club. "José is nior Nick Italiano said. "But when at the end of the day, we come out with a win, it really doesn't matter if coach is gargling egg nog during the seventh-inning stretch or not."

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  • ir playoff defeat to Cartagena.Castilla’s hopes of

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    The are transiJefferson Lerma says Bournemouth have.Marca says Real coach Zinedine Zidane has met with Llorente face-to-face in recent days to inform him he should move on this summer.Llorente has attracted interest from Liverpool, however Alex Collado was thrilled to make his Barcelona debut in defeat at Celta Vigo.The 20-year-old replaced the injured Ousmane Dembele after just five minutes of play and spoke about his debut afterwards."I was more nervous in the warm-up," he said."Ernesto Valverde is a fantastic coach, he knows how to manage the dressing room and that's not easy."He always tells me to play like I do in the B team."Atletico are also keen.Atletico coach Diego Simeone is a fane their survival chances in their hands.The midfielder scored in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Chelsea.Bournemouth now face Liverpool this weekend and Lerma told afcbTV: “We know we have a very difficult calendar.“Ttioning shortstop to second base, full-time, according to the San Jose Mercury News. He will begin the season at Double-A Richmond.

    Panik, who hit .188/.278/.188 in 18 plate appearances this spring, has only played shortstop since being selected in the first round of the 2011 amateur draft.

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  • ason.Benitez reckons everyone thought his Magpies

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    With first baseman (wrist) facing the possibility of requiring season-ending surgery, the team indicated it will not.The Day miss out on this season's Premier League title.The Premier League have had discussions about the future of this season amid the spread of the coronavirus and are monitoring the situation. However, they have not yet decided what will happen with theily Record says Hearts look set to close a deal to land Northern Ireland star Washington.Jambos first-team coach Austin McPhee has been trying to convince the Sheffield United star to move to Tynecastle since the end of the season.There has be make a decision until at least May as his recovery timetable winds down, the New York Post reports. Teixeira is expected to be sidelined for the next eight to 10 weeks with a partially torn sheath of the tendon in his right wrist.

    There is roughly a 25-30 percent chance he needs surgery. "The time frame hasn United manager Chris Wilder wants to use Wolves as an example to follow.United face Wolves on Sunday, with both teams surprisingly occupying the Premier League's top six spots."The club's going through a good period at the moment, but we need to kee’t changed," general manager Brian Cashman said Monday. "If we knew he wouldn't be back, it would be a different story. But for now, we’re going to play it out."

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  • ton boss Carlo Ancelotti is calm about being suspe

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    Red Sox reliever posted a 3.21 ERA in 26 appearances in the majors last season and is competing for a spot in the bullpen during the spring. With all of the depth Boston has in the bullpen, .com reports the club is worried about losing the right-hander if he doesn't make the 25-man roster. "The one thing when you look at Mortensen, his contrast of style, he's got an outstanding slider and changeup," manager John Farrell said Tuesday. "He has the ability in those games where he came in down a couple runs, with that changeup, he's got the ability to slow some bats down. A s the club are in a "strong position" to keep Arse out at reports he's suffering from 'anxiety attacks'.Reports has circulated that the goalkeeper had to be taken off during half time of Real Madrid's Champions League about his desire in recent weeks after spending two promising spells away from the club on loan.He recently told Wigan Today: "It's all progress towards the main goal which is to make the breakthrough at Everton ."And this has been another very impo match against Club Brugge due to anxiety, something the club and now player vehemenal target Kieran Tierney.The Bhoys have dismissed two offers from the Gunners, the latest of which was reportedly worth £25m.Reports have suggested Arsenal are moving onto other targets, and that colittle bit different delivery with some deception in there. Again, [he is] another guy that took advantage of opportunity that might have been different than what he had in the past, and [he] did a good job."

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  • Sandy Koufax to return to Dodgers as special advisor

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    legend and Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax is close to rejoining the organization with which he spent his entire career.

    The gal midfielder Fernandes will make his debut against Nuno's Wolves after making his move from Sportingshed for being too passive in the first half against Leicester City.The Albion were in control of the game for large periods, but they were unable to make their dominance count when it mattered.Leicester eventually got a counter attacking goal throug CP.The manager said, "We play to compete. We are going to face a fantastic opponent, good club, good manager."He's [Fernandes] a good player, a fanDodgers have announced that Koufax, Pochettino has jumped to the defence out-of-form Dele Alli.The midfielder has been criticised by pundits over his poor form this season.But Pochettino says: “We need to remember that Dele is still so young and the demand and pressure is massive fo age 77, will work for the team in 2013 as a special advisor to team chairman Mark Walter. Koufax's duties will include working with Dodger pitchers in spring training and consulting with the team throughout the season.

    "I’m delighted to be back with the Dodgers," Koufax said. "I’m looking forward to spending time with the team during spring training and to contributing in any way I can to help make the team a success for the fans of Los Angeles. Some of my most cherished memories came at Dodger Stadium."

    Koufax was briefly estranged from the Dodgers in 2003 when , but shortly thereafter he was welcomed back into the fold by then new owner Frank McCourt.

    In 12 seasons with the Dodgers (the first three in Brooklyn), Koufax won 165 games, three Cy Youngs and an MVP and posted a 2.76 ERA. He also boasted an ERA of 0.95 across eight World Series appearances. Koufax was elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1972.

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  • The Lineup: Giancarlo! Scutaro!

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    There were 15 games played and 166 runs scored, so let's get to it ... : The Buccos' second baseman was critical to his team's 7-6 win over the . Walker homered in the first, doubled in the fifth and drove a career-high five on the day. Each of Walker's two hits put the Pirates in front. With a slash line of .292/.357/.454, he's quietly having a quality season. : In the course of a 15-0 ritual slaughter of the , Scutaro went 3-for-6 with a grand slam, a double and seven RBI. He's raking since being dealt to San Fran. : In just his second game back after undergoing knee surgery, Stanton tallied four hits, including a pair of home runs. The 22-year-old is now hitting .290/.367/.577 on the season. : Not only did the North Siders get blanked by and the on Wednesday, but the loss also means the Cubs will end the 2012 season with an 0-10 record in the state of California. Overall, the Cubs have dropped eight straight. : How does a defensive sub who went 1-for-2 with an RBI wind up on 3 Down? For neglecting the basics. In the bottom of the ninth, Francisco singled to left and drove in a run to cut the ' lead to 4-3. However, had Francisco been hustling or paying attention or both he could've made it to second standing up on 's misplay in the outfield. But he didn't. On cue, the next batter singled, but Francisco was eventually stranded on third. Hustling is too basic to be neglected or forgotten. : He went 0-for-4 in the loss to . He's now 0-for-12 on the season. . : Believe it or not, has been the ' best starting pitcher this year, and on Thursday he'll be tasked with taming the high-powered in Comerica. Opposing him will be , who's coming off his first complete game since being traded to Detroit. Is this an ALDS or ALCS preview? Could be. : of the Giants is one of the most gifted young hurlers in all of baseball, even though he doesn't get the publicity that some of his ys he sets himself a personal target of making more tackles than any other player whenever he steps out onto the pitch.“I love tackles, man. I want to come out with the most tackles from each game; that's my aim," he told United Review , the match peers do. He comes into Thursday night's start in St. Louis having whiffed at least seven batters in each of his last four starts. He'll oppose , who has a 2.52 ERA in the second half. It's a critical game for both of these contending squads. : Many fans are wondering whether the Diamondbacks are going to make a serious run at the NL West title (they have the best run differential in the division by a comfortable margin). A similar number of fans are wondering whether the upstart Pirates can hang on to the their current wild-card status. Another clarifying game comes our way, as and oppose one another at PNC. • : America wonders with bated breath: will keep his wondrous mustache? Dale Thayer answers: yes, he will keep his wondrous mustache. [] •: At some point in your baseball fandom, you have likely been curious as to what all those base-runners and first basemen talk about during the game. James Wagner of the Washington Post is similarly curious, and, lucky for us, . • : Some loser teen recently took a laser pointer to a Cardinals game and attempted to shine it into the face of the opposing pitcher. When confronted about it, some loser adult in charge of said loser teen refused to cooperate. As noted in , shining a greeurgen Klopp insists he's not concerned about his forward line heading into the season.Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are still on holidays with less than two weeks before the Community Shield against Manchester City.Sadio Mane will return after thn laser in someone's eyes is dangerous and tantamount to assault. Throw the book at him. []• : Needless to say, Mark Lerner, the most publicly visible of the Nationals' principal owpursuit.The Gunners have had two bids rejected for the left-back, with Celtic holding out for around £25m.Arsenal finalised the signing of Nicolas Pepe on Thursday and are now expected to return with an improved offer for the Scotland international.ners, is happy to be in charge of a contender. However, he's also nervous about the first high-stakes season in Nats history. "Be careful what you wish for," he cautions. [] • : What's the next big thing in iPhone gaming apps? We'll give you a hint: You must hit home runs and collect sunflower seeds. Your name is "." [] For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

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  • Report: Phillies place Cliff Lee on waivers (and it means very little)

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    First off, most players get put on waivers this time of year. It's a no-risk move for teams, so in the next couple of weeks you'll hear a felt he was "scapegoated" at Manchester United.Lukaku left United for Inter this summer in a £75 million deal and believes he was made a scapegontensity for their thrashing of Real Madrid.Los Rojiblancos beat Real Madrid 7-3 in a friendly in New Jersey, and the Spain international underlined his teammates' delight with the result."Of corced to sell Timo Werner this summer.Kicker says Werner has definitively told RB Leipzig he will not pen fresh terms this summer.Werner's contract expires next season and the German outfit are unwilling to lose him on a free.Ralf Rangnick, RB Leipzigurse there has been joy in the dressing room as it is a at for the club's failings under Jose Mourinho.He told ESPN: "Scapegoated. Meaning 'You are the reason'.ll sorts of reports about big-name players being put on waivers. So, with that said, here's the first of those reports -- the have put on waivers, .Salisbury also notes that an executive told him some teams put everyone on their team -- from star to scrub -- on waivers in August.Putting a player on waivers gives a team flexibility and the knowledge of whether they can pull off a deal or not. For more on how waiver trades work, .There's also the chance that a team could claim a player such as Lee off of waivers and the team (in this case the Phillies) say, take him (and his contract). Lee is owed more than $90 million through the 2015 season, so it's not out of the question -- although highly unlikely -- that the Phillies wouldn't mind shedding that contract. In 2009, the claimed outfielder and his nearly $50 million remaining on his contract thru 2014 and Toronto was more than happy to move Rios and, more importantly, his contract.As Salisbury writes, Lee is probably not the only Phillies player put on waivers -- (and his $15 million pricetag for 2013) has either probably been put on waivers already or will be soon, as will trade candidates , and .The waiver process is supposed to be secret, with executives facing fines if they spill the beans, but word always seems to get out anyway.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

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  • s admitted they’re admiration for Barcelona midfie

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    The Pirates traded Triple-A Indianapolis infielder to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday for a playeough boss Jonathan Woodgate enjoyed his clash with Tottenham counterpart Jose Mourinho for Sunday's FA Cup draw.Spurs named a full-strength team, bar the injured Harry Kane, but trailed to the Championship side when Ashley Fletcher ran on to George Sr to be named later and caReal Betis full-back Junior Firpo is back on the agenda of Premier League clubs.Firpo has been linked with a Manchester United move in the past.And now AS report that his club has been 'dealing' with United over a summer move.It's claimed that the Reds are willing to pay €25-30m for the 22-year-old left-back.Firpo is set to represent Spain in this summer's Uulfilling his England dreams.Wilson spent time on loan at Kettering Town and Tamworth while on the books at Coventry City, but always backed himself to represent his country.Speaking to JOE.co.uk, Wilson said: “I always believed. "I always felt lik21 championship.sh, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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  • ing Leeds United for Brentford.Fan favourite Janss

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    The Houston Chronicle reportesis meeting with his players after their Champions League humiliation.Pochettino was determined to get to the bottom of the reasons behind Tottenham's 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich and hammer out the reasons behind their poor start to the campaign, sayd Saturday that Astros shortstop prospect will miss at least six weeks after fracturing has been in contact with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his loan spell at Roma.Smalling has excelled in the Irpool in the FA Cup fifth-round.The boyhood Everton fan scored the second goal in the 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. Speaking after the game, he said: "It was brilliant, a massive result for the lads. We needed a top performance tonight at home aftetalian capital after signing for the season late in the transfer window.He is one of the best defenders in Serie A this season, which meanhis right hand while punching a door.

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  • Giants reliever Guillermo Mota suspended 100 games

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    right-handed reliever has received a 100-game suspension for testing positive for clenbuterol, which is classified as a performance-enhancing drug, Major League Baseball announced.Mota's agent, Adam Katz, released a statement saying his client tested positive because he took children's Tammy Abraham recapturing his goalscoring form at Lille.The Blues resume their Champions League group campaign in France needing a result after an opening defeat to Valencia.And set to lead the line will be Abraham, who is in line for a first Englan cough medicine. "Players are responsible for what they put in their bodies. Guillermo understands that," Katz said. "A 100-game suspension for taking a children's cough medicine that contains trace amounts of a prohibited substance, which is what happened here, is severe and unfair and does not reflect the intention of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. We will appeal it."The Major League Baseball Players Association has already filed a grievance ted manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no problem with an England snub for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.Wan-Bissaka, 21, is yet to make his international debut having pulled out of his first squad in September through injury. On Thursday, Southgate selected Trenton Mota's behalf, the AP reports. The grievance will be heard by an arbitrator.Mota, 38, was suspended 50 games in December of 2006 for a positive drug test. He missed the first 50 games of the 2007 season while a member of the Mets because of the suspension.Mota has a 5.06 ERA in nine games for the Giants this season, allowing six earned runs in 10 2/3 innings. The Giants released the following statement:"The Giants are disappointed to learn of Guillermo Mota’s suspension.  We support r Mendilibar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez looked extra sharp after two weeks off."You could tell that Messi and Suarez hadn't been away with their national teams," the coach said."They were really fresh and were Barcelona's best two players."You couMajor League Baseball's Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.”For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .
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  • And it wasn’t even Kevin Millar who put him to sleep

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    He pitched out of Boston's bullpen for a little overassimiliano Mirabelli has taken fresh aim at Paolo Maldini.Mirabelli has made it no secret he feels Maldini is unqualified to be a director with the Rossonero.And he stated on Tuesday to TMW: “Maldini was a great player, but he should be asked: 'Wh six seasons, and his yeoman's work as a closer helped the Red Sox win their second World Series title of the decade in 2007.Yet Jonathan Papelbon, who is the Red Sox's all-time saves leader with 219, saw none of the celebration of Fenway Park's 100th birthday on Friday before his Phillies played the Padres on the West Coast."No," he said. "I was taking a nap."And it was no contest, either. Papelbon, who apparently likes the landscape ahead far bettand Alexandre Lacazette would not consider new contract talks at Arsenal while Unai Emery remained manager, it has been revealed.The Evening Standard says while Emery's exit appeared inevitable as the club lurched to its worst run of results for 27 yer than the rear-view mirror, said he never even considered turning on the television."I needed a nap way more than ed a furious attack on Barcelona star Lionel Messi.Brazil captain Thiago Silva took aim at Messi after the latter scored a penalty that granted the Albiceleste a 1-0 friendly win over the Selecao in the Superclasico in Saudi Arabia.The Paris Saint-GeI needed to watch the 100th anniversary," he said.

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  • Tyreek Hill claims he was teaching his son to box, apologizes for ‘disrespectful’ language

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    For the first time , spoke to the media on Sunday and apologized for featuring about his child and then fiancee Crystal Espinal.  

    In the audio, Hill is heard telling Espinal "You  of me, too, b--ch" when she tells him that the child is "terrified" of Hill. It is not up for debate whether or not it was Hill on the audio. He has admitted as much. During his press conference Sunday, Hill referred to that language as "disrespectful."

    I'm just here to man up to what I did. On audio. My bad language. I'm going to man up to that. I don't want nobody talking to my little sister, my daughter, my mom like that. It's very disrespectful."

    The message Hill was attempting to convey makes sense. The words he used? It doesn't feel as if the situation had the full impact on him that one would hope. Telling a woman -- or, really, any other human being -- they need to be terrified of re is out of Saturday's clash against Newcastle.The 27-year-old - who missed last weekend's draw against Sheffield United to injury - is battling a minor groin injury.Wilshere has featured in eight games this season in all competitions, but has been you and using the B word? Disrespectful is selling those words a little short. 

    Hill was also asked by reporters about Espinal's claims that he punches their child in the chest. In the audio, she said "Which you do, when he starts crying. Which you do. You make him open up his arms and you punch him in the chest. And then if he gets in trouble, you get the belt out."

    The receiver, in what was the final question allowed by PR, claimed he "really can't get into that" and then attempted to say that the punching was a reference to boxing lessons he would give his son because the child is a fan of super heroes and likes to box. 

    That's not a typo: Hill's literal excuse was that his son "loves Iron Man" and so sometimes he boxes with his three-year-old child. 

    "Punching my son in the chest would probably refer to me teaching my son how to box," Hill said. "Cause we do got boxing gloves at our house. And our son, like, he's like Iron Man, he loves Iron Man, Aqua Man, he's like 'Daddy, daddy, come on,' all the time."

    Kids like to rough house. They do it frequently. But the idea that a three-year-old being a fan of Iron Man and Aqua Man and therefore wanting to engage in physical combat does not really compute. It sounds like a questionable excuse provided for a terrible, alleged parenting act. There is never an excuse for punching a three-year-old child. Nothing could possibly justify it. Ever. 

    It is worth noting that on the original audio that leaked out, . And on Sunday he said that things get the EFL Trophy after defeat to Tranmere Rovers.Tahith Chong's double was not enough for United to qualify from their group after falling to a 3-2 defeat to League Two side Tranmere Rovers.An entertaining first half saw United go a goal down after ontaken "out of context" when "feelings get involved." 

    Hill was cleared of all charges by the district attorney in the matter, although the DA did say the belief was some crime occurred, but prosecutors and authorities could not determine who did the act in question. 

    "This office has reviewed all the evidence and has declined to file charges against Tyreek Hill and Crystal Espinal," Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said. "We are deeply troubled by the situation. We be to warn his players before Matty Longstaff's winning goal for Newcastle on debut.Solskjaer was seen giving instructions to Andreas Pereira on the touchline in the second half but struggled to get his message across to Scott McTominay and Fred as he lieve a crime has occurred; however, the evidence in this case doesn't establish who committed a crime."

    The did its investigation leading up to training camp and ultimately concluded it could not determine if Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy. 

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  • Steelers president expects Big Ben to return, wants to sign Brown and Bell

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    Days after the were demolished by the in the AFC Championship Game, quarterback .

    Coach Mike Tomlin said at the time that "," though CBS Sports Insider Jason La Canfora wrote that Steelers fans can relax because the future Hall of Famer "."

    Steelers president Art Rooney II confirmed as much Tuesday when speaking with reporters.

    That said, Rooney conceded that the team is .

    Rooney also weighed in on , who has been heAlessio is in talks with Kilmarnock.Sky Sports says Antonio Conte's former assistant Alessio has emerged as a strong candidate to become the next Kilmarnock manager.Alessio has been interviewed by the Rugby Park board, who are searching for a replaceavily criticized in recent weeks for his decision in the locker room after the Steelers beat the in the AFC divisional round, even as Tomlin addressed the team.

    In that time, Brown has gone from one of the league's best wide receivers, to a selfish distraction now looking for a new contract, and perhaps the Steelers .

    Luckily for Roethlisberger and the offense, Rooney isn't of that opinion.

    This isn't to say that Brown can sometimes be a handful, but an acknowledgment that he's not a Terrell Owens-type locise on Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks after his display against Montenegro.Winks' growing imprint on England's plans have not got unnoticed by Southgate, who has dropped a heavy hint that the midfielder has played his way into becoming a key starteker room cancer, or a player who is constantly finding himself on the wrong side of the law.

    Also encouraging: Rooney sounds like the organization feels comfortable that , who was suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season, has matured. And as such, it is the Steelers' intention to lock him up long term.

    The news isn't quite as encouraging for the Steelers' other young star. Wide receiver , who was suspended for the entire 2016 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, could be reinstated in the coming montave rolled out the red carpet for Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling.Ahead of tonight's Euros qualifier in Prishtina, a giant poster of the England star has appeared at the front of a city cafe, reports Gazeta Olle.The image has Sterling in an hs and return to the team. But it doesn't sound like Rooney is counting on that.

    In related news: Don't be surprised if the Steelers target a wide receiver early in the 2017 .

    Finally, Rooney talked about Tomlin, who has also drawn criticism at times this season.

    "We were playing at a high level," . "You play in AFC Championship Game, you're close to the highest level."

    Not surprisingly, the Steelers president disagreed with Terry Bradshaw's assessment that Tomlin was .

    One quick postscript: .

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  • The infamous Browns QB jersey is being retired after Cavs’ NBA Finals win

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    One of the most infamous things you'll find in the city of Cleveland -- relating to the Factory of Sadness the Browns are currently suffering through -- . It showcases all the sad, sad names featured in Browns quarterbacking history and is routinely expanded.

    After Johnny Manziel was drafted in 2014 and . Austin Davis was just a year later.

    But Cleveland sports fans can cease their sad emotions and continchester United.It's been suggested Real Madrid are counting on Pogba to demand a transfer at United to force the Premier League giants to the negotiating table.However, Mathias Pogba has suggested no deal will happen unless the two clubs can settle nue weeping tears of joy on Monday, as the "world's best advertising agency (according to Google)" announced the jersey wnd her children suffered over the weekend.Morata, on-loan with Atletico Madrid, was away on international duty with Spain for theirned down Chelsea and Manchester United to stay with Bayern Munich during his career.Ribery will leave Bayern at the end of this season.And he told BILD: "It was crazy, seven elite teams wanted me, Juventus, Inter, AC Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barc game against the Faroe Islands and the robbers forced entry into his home in Madrid, which is situated in the lavish aould no longer feature the 24 names of horrible signal callers.

    A photo posted by Brokaw Inc (@brokawinc) on Jun 20, 2016 at 1:31pm PDT

    Why the change? Obviously a direct correlation to the Cavaliers winning the 2016 title. After LeBron James dominated in the final three games -- over the last three games of the series -- .

    With the curse broken, Brokaw wanted to get on the train of optimism, so the ad agency bailed on the depressing list of names being showcased to the entire city.

    It's weird to have optimism flowing out of Cleveland, but it's pretty inspiring that even the city of Cleveland can kill off the bad mojo.

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