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  • Last year's early NCAA Tournament loss provides motivation for Penn women's lacrosse

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    For most teams in college sports, if you win a conference championship, finish the regular season ranked in the nation’s top 10 and make it to the NCAA Tournament, you’re not going to be too ak Swart says Quincy Promes' goal should have stood in their Champions League defeat to Chelsea.Promes had Ajax 1-0 ahead before the goal was ruled out by VAR to offside."I ordered a window cleaner to clean those VAR glasses and the TV screens for a unhappy with your year.

    But most teams aren’t Penn women’s lacrosse.

    A year ago, the Quakers bowed out of the postseason in a Round of 32 , marking the first season since 2013 that the dynasty didn’t win at least one NCAA Tournament game. Fast forward 10 months, though, and one silver lining becomes clear: as devastating as last May’s result was, that sting only pushed this year’s Quakers to become even better.

    “It definitely gave us a spark before we even needed a spark; it was an unexpected loss that was really hard to swallow,” fifth-year senior Emily Rogers-Healion said. “It made me even more thankful that I had a chance to come back and redeem us, and it gave us even more of a reason to work hard all fall.”

    Heavily favored over the unranked Midshipmen despite playing without injured star junior Caroline Cummings, No. 7 Penn jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the first half. But unranked Navy completely flipped the contest in an 8-1 run spanning both halves to take a 10-6 lead.

    Then-rookies Gabby Rosenzweig and Erin Barry led a frenetic late comeback to cut the lead to 11-10, but that would be the final mark, giving Navy its first-ever win over a top-20 team.

    “It might have been exciting for fans; I don’t think it was that exciting for us,” coach Karin Corbett said. “We wanna compete for national championships, and that was sting Nottingham Forest.Nottinghamshire Live report Forest remain keen on bringing Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback back to the City Ground for a third spell - but are also exploring other options in the meantime.And they are among a clutch of clubsdefinitely tonchester City, not the Reds in the Premier League title race.Liverpool are currently eight points clear at the top but City know what it takes to overturn such a deficit.Heskey told LFC TV: “The pressure's on them [Manchester City] to actually get o early [to be eliminated], so I think all of that has fueled what our goals are for this year.”

    It might have looked like the upset of the decade at the time, but only weeks later, the lacrosse world found out that Navy was no fluke.

    After celebrating their thriller at Penn Park, the Midshipmen’s Cinderella run was only just getting started. Navy ended up making it all the way to the Final Four, even upsetting No. 2 UNC in the quarterfinals. Penn was the only team to even hold Navy under 15 goals in the tournament.

    To the Quakers, this Navy run only added a further burn; they could’ve been making headlines nationwide instead.

    “I was in bed watching that game, because I had just gotten surgery that day. And watching that … we didn’t reach our potential, and that put a fire in our bellies to really work hard this season,” Cummings said. “It could’ve been us going all the way to the Final Four. We completely could’ve ridden that power. But we’re just gonna use that to fire us up for this year.”

    The Red and Blue are backing up those words, and then some, in 2018.

    The No. 6 Quakers hold a stellar 8-1 record so far, with the only loss coming to defending national champion Maryland. Add in Cummings’ return and freshman Zoe Belodeau’s explosion to a team that already returned 93 percent of its scoring from last season has led to a . Rosenzweig has stood out in particular, as she is currently on pace to shatter Nina Corcoran’s school single-season points record.

    On the other side of the ball, has filled the goal in place of 2017 graduate Britt Brown without missing a beat, ranking seventh nationally in save percentage.

    “We have a really good chance to go really far in the postseason this year; this year feels different just because we have so much depth everywhere,” senior midfielder Alex Condon said. “All of our attacking core is scoring goals, making contributions, and we just have more firepower than we did last year.”

    Combine that stacked personnel with a team driven by the pain of last year’s early exit, and it’s no surprise the Red and Blue have so thoroughly dominated their competition so far. This is a team with the goal of titles — Ivy League and beyond —and it has no plans to forget the struggles it’s faced on the way there.

    “You always remember the losses,” Corbett said. “You always have to move on, but they can always be there in the back of our heads. Remember how we felt that day, and we don’t wanna feel that way again.”

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  • Lessons learned from Penn women's basketball's 3-4 start

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    Sometimes, the numbers don't tell everything.

    With a little more than a month gone in the season, Penn women's basketball currently sits at 3-4. The small number of games played by the Red and Blue has led to a small sample size of stats and observations, but there are several overarching trends from the team as it approaches Ivy play.

    As has been since coach Mike McLaughlin took control of the program eight years ago, defense is the hallmark of this team. Despite a middle-of-the-pack 61.4 points against per game, the Quakers have hit their defensive stride in the previous few games. Penn held No. 3 Notre Dame, one of the top offenses in the nation, to a , then captured its first Big 5 win in nearly two years by to just 50 points.

    Much of that recent success has been due to the growing chemistry between senior forward Michelle Nwokedi and freshman center Eleah Parker. The two stand form an imposing force on the inside, and it showed itself against Saint Joseph's: the duo combined for 12 rebounds, six blocks, and six steals.

    Consistency has been an issue for the Red and Blue, not necessarily in between games but even from quarter to quarter. Against both and , the Quakers jumped out to substantial early leads, but were unable to keep the pressure on in the second quarter and beyond.

    For the season, Penn has outscored opponents by 13 points in the first quarter, but has been outscored by 14 in the second quarter. That lack of continuity between quarters has led to losses, even though the Quakers were the better team on the floor for the majority of games.

    "There are things that happen in a basketball game ... how are we going to maintain our composure? How are we goi Sanchez's problems at Old Trafford.Sanchez moved on-loan to Inter Milan in the summer.He told the Telegraph: "Sanchez… I felt him [to be] not a happy man."And I think in every job you have when you are not happy it is not so easy to perform at eveng to just look to the next play?" McLaughlin said. "I see progress, but I’m still seeing runs that are a little bit large at times, and we just need to find a way to get through them."

    One of the biggest trends early thisoungster Sean Longstaff is on the radar of Swindon and Bradford.The central midfielder has enjoyed a productive season, establishing himself as a Toon first teamer before injury struck.Per the Chronicle, several loan bids will come in for Longstaff, season has been the continued success of senior Anna Ross at point guard. Last year, Ross shared much of the ball handling responsibilities with then-senior Kasey Chambers, but with Chambers' graduation, Ross has been thrust into the role of the primary facilitator.

    Ross has thrived in that role this season, averaging 4.9 assists and 8.1 points per game. But her impact goes beyond the stats. She's become the engine behind the team's offense, and any success the Quakers have will undoubtedly run through her.

    "She’s doing a lot of things that don’t show up on the statistics and that’s pretty much Anna’s career," McLaughlin said. "She’s a winner, she does little things that make the team really good, and we trust her."

    Finally, the growth of Parker and fellow freshman Katie Kinum has provided the Red and Blue several additional scoring options. Parker is third on the team with 8.9 points per game, while Kinum is averaginrton U23 coach David Unsworth is confident Antony Evans will secure a move away.Evans is likely to leave the club on either a permanent or temporary deal in January.Unsworth told the Liverpool Echo: "I still think it will materialise, I just think itg 5.4 points per game, leading all bench players. The offensive emergence of the two freshman will certainly be beneficial in Ivy play, as teams will now have to be wary of the offensive potency of even more players.

    So while the Red and Blue might continue to experience some growing pains, make no mistake —the team that's won three of the past four Ivy League titles has major room for improvement, and if it hits that potential, the rest of the Ancient Eight has much to worry about.

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  • Red and Blue lift off for trip to Italy

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    2014 has already been atakeholders committee recommended regulations be put before the decision-making council, reports, /.The agenda for the meeting in Zurich included an item referring to 'matches played in the territory of another member federation', and after its concln unforgettable year for Penn women’s basketball. Luckily for the Quakers, the program shouldn’t be lacking excitement anytime soon.

    Following an outstanding season in which the Red and Blue captured their first Ivy League title since 2003-04, Penn brought its summer to a close with a 10-day trip to Italy in mid-August.

    And while some may view the trip solely as a reward for the Quakers’ success last season, it’s clear that the journey is a mixture of both pleasure and business for Penn.

    In addition to spending time sightseeing in Milay're moving for Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye. With the African Cup of Nations now over, talks over the Senegal international are now set to step up.PSG are hoping to do business for €30m, though French media sources suggest Everton are hiking un, Venice and Rome, the Red and Blue also played three games against various Italian and German professional squads over the course of their trip.

    “For a basketball program, number one we’re grateful for the opportunity to go and we’re grateful for the support of the alums for giving us this opportunity,” coach Mike McLaughlin said. “It gives us a chance to look forward to the year coming.”

    The Red and Blue kicked off their trip in Philadelphia on Aug. 11. After a short flight to New York, the Quakers then departed for Milan where they spent three days and played their first matchup against a select team of Italian all-stars.

    With strong efforts from a number of key returning players, the Quakers topped the Italians, 69-39. Sophomore center Sydney Stipanovich led the way with 19 points, while senior Kathleen Roche, senior Kara Bonenberger and sophomore Melanie Lockett also scored in double figures.

    Over the course of the next six days, the team spent one day each in Venice, Florence, La Spezia and Pisa before wrapping up its trip with a two-day stint in Rome. The team also took a day trip to Switzerland while staying in Milan and played its final two games on consecutive days while in La Spezia and Pisa.

    The first contest against La Spezia went much the same way as the team’s first game of the international trip, with the Quakers taking down the Italian team, 78-49, behind another balanced attack. Stipanovich once again led the way with 23 points, and the Redanchester United, it's been confirmed by RBL that they've made an offer to Salzburg for the Norway striker.However, says BILD, the youngster's personal demands have stunned RBL directors.Currently on €1m-a-year at Salzburg, Haaland is demanding a s and Blue benefitted from a pair of second-half three pointers from junior Brooklyn Juday.

    Against the German team Chemcats Chemnitz, however, things would take a slight turn for the worse as the Quakers fell, 62-56. Penn fell behind by 18 midway through the third quarter and never fully recovered.

    Due to NCAA rules, the Red and Blue’s four incoming freshmen were ineligible to play and unable to travel with the team. Penn was also without forward Stephanie Cheney, who recently left the team after only one season with the program.

    Nonetheless, as the Quakers transition into a new era — one without recent graduates Alyssa Baron, Meghan McCullough, Kristen Kody and Courtney Wilson — Penn had the chance to develop its culture and players’ abilities while on the court in Italy.

    “We want to see who fits well together and plays well together,” senior forward Katy Allen said. “And obviously things will change by November, but it will be nice because it’ll be different without the four seniors from last year.”

    Though Allen did not play overseas due to her ongoing recovery from a broken foot at the end of last season, the veteran looked forward to utilizing her position as a team leader to help the squad grow.

    “Just to kind of organize drills and get people back into the swing of things, I think that’s a good chance for us [seniors] to step up as leaders,” Allen said. “I guess [the injury recovery] could be a chance for me to step up in my role on the bench and see some things that I can help the other players out with.”

    Last summer, Penn men’s basketball traveled to Italy in preparation for its upcoming season. It’s clear that the Quakers’ feedback following their experience abroad is fresh in the minds of McLaughlin’s squad.

    “Right when [the men’s team] came back, we asked them how it went and they all said they loved it,” Allen said. before the trip “I’m looking forward to it based on what they said.”

    And while the trip’s impact on the court may pay dividends in the long run for the Quakers, the personal ramifications are what matter most.

    “I think it’s a very rewarding trip for them,” McLaughlin said. “It’s something that they’ll cherish for a very long time.”

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  • Football schedule sees little change in '09

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    It's already that time again. Just two days after men's basketball was virtually eliminated from Ivy League championship contention, the first step toward the next football season took place.

    Penn Athletics released the 2009 football schedule around noon yesterday. With the Ivy League slate secured through 2023, there was little room for surprises when the announcement was made.

    There were only two major changes from last year's lineup. Instead of going on the road for two of their three non-conference games, the Quakers will host two and travel for one this year. The other change also rests in the non-conference schedule; last year's trip to Georof Europa League qualification.Palace head into their match against Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday in 13th place in the Premier League but are still eight points behind Manchester United in fifth."We are an awful lot of points off the teamsgetown was replaced by a homestay against Bucknell, which Penn last faced in 2006 when it won, 34-24, in Lewisburg, Pa a surprisingly comfortable afternoon for Barcelona given Eibar's tendency to lift their game against the big teams at home."Ipurua is the litmus test," he said."They put a lot of pressure on you."You have to be very attentive to defend-add-ons-Brentford-Folarin-Balogun.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail says Brentford have had a bid rejected for £5m plus add-ons for Balogun. The Gunners turned down an offer and the Championship promotion hopefuls could face shock competition for Ba these crosses., and Joe Sandberg was still carrying the rock for the Quakers. The then-senior rushed for 112 yards on 12 carries in that game.

    The Red and Blue have started each of the last three seasons against inter-city rival Villanova as well as Lafayette. Not only do these two teams remain on the schedule in 2009, but the games will also stay in the same venues. The Quakers host the Wildcats on Sep. 19 and travel to Easton, Pa., on Sept. 26 to take on the Leopards.

    Last year at Franklin Field, Villanova's Salim Koroma recovered a Bradford Blackmon fumble in overtime to seal a 20-14 win. The following week against Lafayette, Penn fell behind 24-0 in the first half and a valiant comeback effort fell short as the Leopards held on, 24-17. That victory gave Lafayette their first back-to-back wins over Penn since 1980-82.

    After those two rematches, the Quakers head up to Hanover, N.H., to kick off Ivy League play against Dartmouth before returning home for the Bucknell game.

    As usual, the Ivy League games will alternate from last year's sites. In addition to Dartmouth, the Quakers will travel to Columbia as well as to the homes of 2009 Ivy League co-champions Brown and Harvard.

    Meanwhile, Penn plays host to Yale, Princeton and Cornell, which all fell to the Quakers at their home stadiums last year.

    The game against Yale on Oct. 24 will be the 2009 Family Weekend football game, while the Homecoming game will be on Nov. 7 against Princeton.

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  • No dancing, but retribution and 5.59 ERA await

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    Two years ago, the Penn and Harvard softball ter Emerson Hyndman is in talks about a move to MLS.Hyndman is in negotiations with Atlanta United, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The 23-year-old is discussing a contract with the Major League Soccer outfit, who are manaeams used a rain delay to stage an impromptu dance party. But this year's Quakers will go to Boston on Sunday with a very different mindset: Revenge for their 2007 Ivy League Championship loss.

    Before Penn (16-8, 3-1 Ivy) plays two against the Crimson (7-14, 0-2), it will take a seven-hour bus ride to Hanover, N.H., to take on Dartmouth (4-15, 0-2) in a doubleheader tomorrow.

    The Quakers are hoping to pick up where they left off on Wednesday, winning the second game of a doubleheader against La Salle on a walk-off single in the ninth. Penn also won the first game, 6-2.

    Momentum might be on the side of junior pitcher Emily Denstedt, last year's ace, whose performance Wednesday may have been the breakthrough for which her team has been waiting all season. She came on in relief in the second game and pitched 5.2 scoreless innig of Frank Lampard. Derby boss Lampard is expected to be named as Maurizio Sarri's successor this week.Only one season of experience has lead some to suggest Lampard isn't ready for the role, but Desailly thinks the Blues hierarchy should be trusted.ngs for the win.

    "It was definitely nice to see a smile on her face and a little pep in her step on the mound," senior tri-captain Christina Khosravi, who drove in Wednesday's game-winning run, said. "It really helps her out because hopefully she'll get on a streak and continue the momentum that she built today."

    Last season, on this same road trip to Cambridge and Hanover, the Quakers lost both games to Harvard, but swept the Big Green, winning both games by a combined score of 25-4.

    If Denstedt and freshman ace Jessie Lupardus continue pitching the way they did against La Salle, when they allowed one earned run combined over 12.2 innings, they should have no problem shutting down the Dartmouth offense - the highest batting average on the team is .234.

    But this weekend, while the Dartmouth games are important, all eyes are on the rematch with the Crimson.

    "We have a little bit extra incentive having faced them in the Championship Series last year," Quakers coach Leslie King said. "We traditionally have not done well against them, so I think it would mean a lot to us to be able to come out on top."

    The Penn lineup may hold the key to the games against Harvard, as it will face a Crimson pitching staff with a combined 5.59 earned run average. Crimson ace Shelly Madick was last year's Ivy League Pitcher of the Year, but she is not enjoying the same success in 2008. She has allowed 72 hits over 59.1 innings, and is 2-9 on the season.

    While the returners have the extra drive to take Harvard down, the eight freshmen on the team don't have the sting of last year's championship loss to propel them.

    "I think it's better for the freshmen that they have a fresh slate because they don't know what to really expect," Khosravi said. "We're going to try to at least get some fire gohis career at the very top.The centre-back, 30, has featured sporadically over the past two seasons.But he is confident this is not the twilight of his career."I'm patient. I'm working behind closed doors a lot and sometimes it is frustrating when yoing in them and let them know what happened last year and that we're not going to let that happen again."

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  • Marlins agree to terms with Miguel Olivo; Rockies sign Aaron Cook

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    The agreed to terms with catcher Miguel Olivo, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. says the deal is worth $800,000, though the team can release him after 45 days and not owe him the rest of his salary.

    Olivo, 34, hit .222/.239/.381 with 12 homers in 87 games for the last season. He will serve as 's backup in Miami, a job former first-rounder was expected to hold. Olivo played with the Marlins from 2006-07.

    The Rockies, meanwhile, have signed right-hander Aaron Cook to a minor-league contract, according to Heyman. He pitched for Colorado from 2002-11.

    Cook, 34, went 4-11 with a 5.65 ERA for the Red Sox last president Jean Michel Aulas has revealed Karim Benzema turned down a bigger offer from Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid.Benzema moved to Real ten years ago, having also been courted by former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.Aulas recalled: season, his only big-league season with a non-Rockies team. Since 2010, he's gone 13-29 with a 5.54 ERA. The sinkerballer will give Colorado the star of the show in Arsenal's 3-2 win over Vitoria on Thursday.Down 2-1, the substitute showed his cree-year shirt sponsorship deal with online broker Easy Markets worth a reported €2 million (US$2.2 million) per season, reports, /.For the past two seasons Green Earth, an environmentally-friendly cryptocurrency company, has been Betis' main sponslass with two superb free-kicks to give Arsenal all three points in the Europa League encounter.Nicolas Pepe Scores a screamerSuch beauty pic.twisome Triple-A pitching depth.

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  • ects a tough test against Champions League opponen

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    closer made quick work of the Brewers Thursday, throwing four pitches to four batters and allomour has revealed the Barcelona idol he looked up to as a youngster growing up in the Scottish capital."Midfield-wise, it was always [Andres] Iniesta," he said. "I just loved the way he played. Every time he got the ball, just passing it."I like to gwing a hit in a scoreless inning. It was Betancourt's second straight scorelt inside the club to handle their two window transfer ban.The Europa defeated Inter Milan in Nanjing on Wednesday with Gigi Buffon saving three Inter penalties in the shoot-out.Sarri said afterwards, "Buffon was amazing on penalties, the strength of this wonderful guy is that he was a born fighter. "In moments of difLeague winners are banned from registering new players until the summer of 2020 for allegedly breaking rules on the signings of minors from abroad. Flo told the Chelsea-striker-Toreess appearance, bringing his spring ERA down to 7.94 in 5 2/3 innings, and he remains locked in as the Rockies' closer to begin the year.

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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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  • al Madrid are raiding Real Zaragoza for young defe

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    The Marlins begannn Murray is impressed with youngster Aaron Connolly.The latter made his Premier League debut against Manchester City.The 19-year-old is highly rated and could play a key role at the club for many years to come.Veteran attacker Murray is impressed by trimming their roster for the first time this spring and shuffled 11 players Friday. Relief pitcher was optioned to Trin Mount is in line for an England call.The Daily Mail says Mount is likely to be rewarded with an England call-up after his impressive early-season form for Chelsea.The midfielder has caught the eye for Frank Lampard's Blues and is expected to be incple-A New Orleans, while relief pitcher and third baseman were optioned to Double-A Jacksonville. Pitchers , by Duncan.The England U18 international left Liverpool in controversial circumstances at the start of the season, but is eager to move on again after just months in Florence.Duncan is unhappy playing at Primavera level with the Viola and his manageme, , , shortstop , third baseman and outfielder were all reassigned to Miami's minor-league camp.

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  • e says Harry Kane can become England’s greatest go

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    Oakland relievers and may bChampions League group stage.The two giants are joined by Genk and RB Salzburg in Group E after Thursday's draw. A 1-0 victory over Carlo Ancelotti's side at Anfield sealed the Reds progression to the knockout rounds last season, and Klopp says the Ie competing for saves early in the season for as long as is out. There is no guarantee that Balfour misses any regular-seaence ahead of Saturday's meeting with Sheffield United.The Red Devils travel to Bramall Lane on the back of fier City was a turning point for their season.Saints have won five wins in 11 games since that defeat, lifting them out of the relegation to 12th."I think everyone knows what happened, everyone saw the result. For us as a team it was about 'how can weve wins in their last six games. And with the likes of Anthony Martial back from injury, McTominay says United are raring to go.He told reposon time, but he's out for the time being and is questionable to be healthy to begin the year. Doolittle and Cook each pitched on Monday against the Angels in Cactus League competition. Doolittle pitched the fourth inning and went 1-2-3 with three strikeouts. Unfortunately, Cook struggled as he allowed three earned runs on four hits and a walk over his inning. took Cook deep in the fifth for a three-run shot. Cook did strike out one batter.

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  • Astros to give J.D. Martinez time in right field

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    manager Bo Porter indicated Wednesday that left fielder will get playing time in right field this spring, to .com's Brian McTaggart.

    Martinez played 100 games in the field for the Astros last year, including 97 starts, with all his defensive appearances coming in left field. Aside from one start in right field for the Astros in 2011, Martinez's last time at the position came in 2010, when he made 92 appearan's first winter break.Klopp will skip the FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury Town, along with his players, as they take a winter break.Some view the decision as disrespectful to both Shrewsbury and the FA Cup but Klopp defended his position on Tuesday.ces in right field in the minors.

    He hit .241/.311/.375 with 11 home runs in 439 plate appearances for the Astros in 2012.

    The Astros appear to be planning to start rhe goalkeeper has extended his deal at the Allianz Stadium until June 2024.Juve announced: "The wonderful adventure between Szczesny and Juventus will therefore continue until 2024 and there is no doubting this is a deserved renewal."OFFICIAL @13Szczecent trade acquisition in left field, should he prove himself capable this spring. If n Mbappe has spoken of Jurgen Klopp's impact on European champions Liverpool.The World Cup winner's name keeps getting linked to the Reds with a number of intriguing things happening only fueling the flames.Now the France international has actively nthat happens, it would likely leave Martinez battling for playing time in right field with .

    For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers ,  and , follow .

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  • Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Paul Pogba is desp

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    MLB.com reports Diamondbacks third base prospect , who is one of the team's top offensive prospect, has made great strides with his defense in the last year. "He's a big strong guy with a powerful swing," Diamondbacks minor league director Mike Bell said. "Sometimes those guys have a little bit of a tendency to strike out. He drives in r over Chelsea.Aguero limped off 13 minutes from the end.There was better news regarding Rodrigo and David Silva, who also appeared to be carrying knocks when they came off in the second half, but the boss is not expecting the midnconcerned over their slow market campaign.Things started off well when they broke their club record to sign France international Tanguy Ndombele, but there have been no further additions and thereheir ownership.There is planned protests outside Old Trafford at 2pm today.Fans have already got #GlazersOut trending on Twitter now word has been spread on social media of the protest at the ground.The Manchester United Supporters Trust are not behi is less than a week until the transfer window shuts.field duo to be out funs, he gets big hits. He's progressing at the right pace."

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  • Report: Braves expected to pick up 2013 option on Tim Hudson

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    starting pitcher will likely have his $9 million option exercised by the team, to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien.

    O'Brien also writes that Hudson would like to finish his career with the Braves.

    The 37-year-old Hudson won at least 16 games for the third straight season, finishing with a 16-7 record, 3.62 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 102 strikeouts in 179 innte was proud of his role in Tottenham's superb fight-back at Ajax.Spurs are into the Champions League final after coming from 3-0 down on aggregate to win the semifinal 3-3 on the away goals rule.Llorente was superb coming off the bench and said, "Things.

    If the Braves decide not to exercise Hudson's option, they will owe the pitcher a $1 million buyout.

    However, it appears likely Hudson will join , and in the Braves'eave Manchester United.The Manchester Evening News says Matic is open to leaving Manchester United in the January transfer window amid a lack of playing time.Matic, 31, has only started two Premier League games this season and managed just 350 minute 2013 rotation.

    For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, foTurkish club Bursaspor were relegated.The Senegalese midfielder is unclear where his future lies, as it will be tied to the managerial situation at the club.Newcastle are still sorting out whether Rafa Benitez will be able to continue next season witllow .

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  • Padres shock Toledo quarterback by drafting him in 40th round

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    The talent pool for this year's MLB Draft was said to be pretty shallow. Still, this is surprising: University of Toledo quarterback Terrance Owens was drafted by the in the 40th round. He hasn't played baseball since he was a freshman in high school. "I was just surprised," Owens said (). "Kind of confused, really."Owens also told the Toledo Blade that his teammates have been "clowning" him for becoming a draftee in a sport he doesn't play. The thingdmits a move to England is on the agenda.Manchester United are leading the chase for the Sporting star, despite Manchester City registering their interest first.Fernandes is likely to cost around £60m this summer - but United are still said to be ke is, this doesn't sound like a mistake. Check this oe departure of manager Maurizio Sarri.The Blues have also confirmed the Italian is leaving for Juventus after compensation terms were agreed.The two clubs have reached an agreement for the early termination of Sarri's contract with Chelsea which had ut, via the Blade: A foreshadowing of this unusual event happened Sunday when a Padres scout contacted a UT assistant baseball coach to inquire about Owens. The message made its way to football coach Matt Campbell, who used terms like "shocked" and "speechless" to describe his reaction.Baseball teams drafting football players who don't play baseball isn't without precedent. In a 40-round draft (that used to be 50 rounds, and before that was "unlimited"), it happens. Charlie Ward and Michael Vick are two examples of collegiate quarterbacks drafted by despite not being baseball players. Of course, those were transcendent talents.o joined City from J-League club Gamba Osaka earlier this month.The Daily Record says the 21-year-old watched the Jambos draw with Ross County last week ahead of a move to Tynecastle.Terms have been agreed between the two parties and now a work permi Owens has made seven career starts for Toledo, of the MAC. And, again, he hasn't played baseball since he was a freshman in high school, which was 2006. It's simply a head-scratcher of a pick. Surely there was a college junior or high school senior who actually plays baseball that might have been worthy of a selection and instead was left undrafted. And just in case there are thoughts this pick was worthwhile, here's what Owens said about his "decision" to either sign with the Padres or continue playing football for Toledo: "I'll be here," Owens said (). "Next year too."For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .
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  • Leyland on Marlins Park: ‘Beautiful, but it’s too big’

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    DETROIT -- Predicting how ballparks will play after just one game is always dangerous . . . and yet we always do it.The early reviews, from afar, on Park: It's too big."I think it's beautiful," said manager (and one-time Marlins manager) Jim Leyland. "But it's too big. When you hit one 416 feet and a guy's camped under it like it's an infield fly, that's too big."It looked awful big to me."C ace Wilfried Zaha admits transfer speculation left his head "a bit all over the place". The winger, 26, was involved in a protracted transfer saga with boyhood club Arsenal and then Everton, with the former opting to sign Nicolas Pepe instead, and tomerica Park got similwill always love Newcastle United.Mitroviella had been missing since November due to injury.The midfielder remarked afterwards: “Napoli are a strong side and it's an intimidating environment here, it's never easy. But we're a great team, we were focused only on our objective.“I'm doing c spent three seasons at St. James' Park between 2015 and 2018 before joining Fulham last summer.And the Serb thinks Toon are as big of a club as Arsenal and Everton."I will always love Newcastle," he told Talar reviews when it opened in 2000, with players dubbing it "Comerica National Park," and Juan Gonzalez calling it a "horsebleep ballpark" after it cost him one potential home run.The Tigers adjusted the dimensions a few years later.The have similarly shortened the distances this year at Citi Field.

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