ical director’s role is “unnecessary”.Scholes has


manager Joe Girardi said Thursday has a bone bruise in his knee, which takes him out of the running for a roster spot. Mustelier had a solid anager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he hopes to see Marcus Rashford back in action before the international break.The England forward was forcedding the UEFA Champions League final.The goalkeeper, who many deemed responsible for the club’s failure to win last season’s final against Real Madrid, is on loan at Besiktas for two seasons.Per the Daily Mail, he was invited to attend, along with al off during the second half of United’s le former South Korea international had a mixed debut campaign on Tyneside, making 18 Premier League appearances, but also finding himself out of the side for long periods due to injury problems and his involvement in the Asian Cup.“I had an injury,oss to West Ham on Sunday.Solskjaer confirmed Rashford had sustainedspring, batting .314 (11 for 35) with a double, a triple, two homers and five RBI in 21 games. He also had two stolen bases.

pleted the signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madr


first base prospect , who will begin the year in Triple-A, gave a glimpse into what the future might hold for Houston Thursday. Singleton, who is considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 27) and .com (No. 27), homered twice off Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez in an 11-4 spring win.

“I was just going out there trying to do my best,” Singleton said to MLB.com. “He left a couple of pitches over the plate and I tried to put a good swing on it.”

Sinder Paul Pogba.They want to replace Pogba with either Philippe Coutinho or Ivan Rakitic, says the Mundo Deportivo.Coutinho, 27, has struggled to light up the Nou Camp like he did Anfield since his £142m move from Liverpool in January 2018.Croatia’s gleton will remaiers 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 calenn in Florida through the end of May as he finishes off a 50-game suspension for faken aim at the Premier League’s foreign managers.Allardyce, 65, has been out of management since 2018, when he left Everton as the Toffees turned to Marco Silva.It was a similar tale at Crystal Palace in his previous job, having kept the Eagles in thiling a second drug test. He’s played in just five major-league spring games, but Singleton is hitting .300 (3 for 10) with a triple, two homers, two walks and six RBI.

Edwin Andersson is excited to make the move to Che


CBSacy andnich in the Champions League last-16.Bayern were the only team to win all six group stages matches and they will now travel to Stamford Bridge for the first leg on February 25.Lampard was part of the Chelsea team which defeated Bayern in the 2012 fin powerful winger has drawn a lot of inManchester United fullback Matteo Darmian is being lined up for a move to Spain.Valencia have made a move for Darmian, says Sky Italia.The Manchester United full-back is one of several players set to leave Old Trafford this summer.He has been linked with a return to Serie A but could now have a La Liga chance.Darmian’s agents are meeting with Valencia officials in Milan today.terest from around Europe for his performances this season.And The Telegraph suggests that Wolves know they are in for a tough summer when it comes to keeping Traore.Many clubs want wide attackers, while tSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports third baseman (rib) appears likely to be ready for opening day. Wright has been playing in minor-league games in case the Mets had to backdate his disabled list stint. 

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Later this year when I’m evaluating my Draft Day strategies, I think one of my biggest regrets will be not paying enough attention to first baseman — and I don’t think I will be the only one singing this sad tunel, speaking with Corriere dello Sport, was asked who he believed was the best in forward in the world.“You are expecting me to name a player who scores 40 times every season,” explained the Colombian.“I have a differers will need time to settle into new manager Jose Mourinho’s system.Son scored in yestked Everton captain Seamus Coleman for checking on Heung-min Son after Sunday’s 1-1 draw.The result was overshadowed by Andre Gomes’ horrific injury in the second half – after he was challenged by Son and collided with Serge Aurier. Pochettino said, erday’s 3-2 win at West Ham.When asked about long balls played into him, Son said: “We have to adapt to something new because for almost five years we’ve tried tont idea and say Firmino becau.

Through Monday, Morales’ average draft position in leagues was 174 and 186 in  leagues. He’s been translating into a late-round Fantasy pick, and I think he’s going to end up as one of 2013’s biggest Draft Day steals.

You can fault me for putting too much stock into Morales’ spring numbers (.327 average, six HRs, 13 RBI in 15 games), but he’s just building off of what he did last season. Morales hit .278 with a .567 slugging percentage, .896 OPS, 13 homers, 15 doubles and 34 RBI in his final 51 games. 

Morales had to go through an adjustment period last season because he missed so much time with an ankle injury. But it appears Morales is back to his old form and that’s great news for Fantasy owners.

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There’s no denying first baseman  has had his struggles against left-handed pitchers the last two seasons. He hit .163 against lefties in 2011 and .174 off lefties last season, but it hasn’t always been that way for the 25-year-old slugger. Davis hit .295 against lefties as a rookie in 2010 and manager Terry Collins feels Davis is getting back to that level of success. 

“Ike has spread out his stance a little bit,” Collins tcontract offer from Southampton, according to reports.The Dane is out of contract in 2021 and has recently paired up witotti wants to land an experienced target-man and has recommended Torino captain Andrea Belotti to Everton football chief Marcel Brands.Goal says Toro could be prepared to sell the 26 year-old striker after the Euros.Everton are watching developments,h super-agent Pini Zahavi.This move fuelled speculation that the midfielder could join Spurs this summer.But the Daily Echo says told ESPN. “He’s taking much better swings against left-handed pitching — much better, which I think is going to really help him on the production side, because he sees a lot of them.

“Every time there’s a lefty coming in, I’m going to try to make sure he’s in that game to see some of them. I just think he’s made some good adjustments at the plate.” 

Davis is having a strong spring, batting .364 (12 for 33) with one homer, ter Milan boss Antonio Conte has jumped to the defence of Alexis Sanchez.The on-loan Manchester United striker made his full debut in victory over Sampdoria with a goal and red card, with second yellow for diving.Conte said, “Some things were said three doubles, four RBI and seven runs in 13 spring games.

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MLB.com reports Rangr City boss Brendan Rodgers is making a £15million swoop for Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer.With Harry Maguire finaer United and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan has been named new coach of Penarol.Forlan will replace head coach Diego Lopez, whose contract ends at the end of this month.The Montevideo-based club announced the move on Twitter. The 40-year-old Flly landing his dream £80m move to Manchester United, the Foxes now face a race to boost Neymar should join his old club.Neymar was linked with both Los Blancos and Barcelona this summer, but remained at the Parc des Princes.”Any player would want to wear the Madrid shirt,” the ex-Madrid and Brazil star said.”But the Neymar story is ovetheir central defensive options, says the Mers pitcher threw an inning in a “B” game on Tuesday as he continues to recover from shoulder inflammation. Font gave up a hit and walked a batter in the appearance.

ng Liverpool winger Ryan Kent.The Sun says Kent wi


Yankees closer threw a simulated game on Sunday and afterwards told reports that he believes he’s ready to pitch in a game, reports .com. That said, Rivera said he’ll wait for skipper Joe Girardi to make that ultieason to be awarded the Premier League title.He remains adamant that the remainder of the 2019/20 games must be played, no matter how lengthy the timescale.The 56-year-old, who played 407 matches for the Ren Hazard is growing frustrated over talks dragging on with Real Madrid for his signing.The Chelsea-Transfer-News-Eden-Hazard-Real-Madrid”>Daily Express says Hazard went public abohris Wilder admits there’s been transfer interest in John Fleck.The Scottish international committed his peak years to the Blades by signing a new contract, which will tie him to Bramall Lane until 2023.Wilder revealed, “He’s been wanted elsewhere ut his feelings after the 0-0 draw with Leicester, and the fact that heds, scoring 108 goals, told Sky Sports: “Ymate decision.

fender Marc Cucurella.Getafe have exercised their


In another indication of how quickly time passes, veteran starting pitcher will enter his ninth season in Atlanta this year. And the campaign could be his last as a member of the Braves as he heads into the final year of his contract with the club. The 37-year-old said he would like to finish his career with Atlanta, but is not focused on the situation. “We’ll make the most of it,” he told .com. “My job is to go out and help this team win. I’m going to enjoy it and savor it as much as I can. Hopefully it’s not, but it could be the last year for talks between the club and Maddison’s representatives started last November, but a fresh deal is only just moved to Parma from Manchester United for £1.4m.But Corriere dello Sport says a deal is already in place for Darmian to join Inter Milan in January.As part of the deal, Parma will take Alessandro Bastoni on loan.Moving to Inter will see Dyet to be agreed.City wanted to reward their number 10 with a contract that reflected his importance to the club and his rise to full England internatiome here. Hopat he is far better than Carlos Vela.While Vela is the top scorer in MLS this season, Ibrahimovic believes that he is still the best player in the league.Despite being in the twilight of his career, Ibrahimovic has lost none of his arrogance and passefully, I’ll play a while longer, and hopefully it’s here.”

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Japanese news outlet Sponichi reported Wednesday that has ster United are interested in Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz.Calcionapoli24 says United have now joined the list of clubs pursuing Napoli’s Ruiz.It was claimed Napoli president med Premier League champions at Goodison Park.If Manchester City were to lose another game between now and March 16 and the Rr he left Atletico Madrid for Barcelona.The Atletico striker spoke to Youtube channel Que Partidazo. “His dream was to play with (Lionel) Messi and with (Luis) Suarez,” said Costa.”We all know the player that (Griezmann) is. As a player you always waeds kept their winning streak going, then they could be crowned champions just across Stanley Park.”Liverpool is going to winAurelio De Laurentiis last summer rated the midfielder at £150million.Butsigned a three-year deal with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league. Fukudome played 24 games for the White Sox last season and batted .171 with four RBI.

With Indians owner said to be ‘unhappy,’ Acta’s job is likely in jeopardy


manager Manny Acta received a vote of confidence from Indians ECO Paul Dolan, the son of owner L should be competing for trophies.The Giallorosso haven’t won a title for 11 years.“It’s such a shame for a club like this not to have won anything in the last years,” Dzeko told the Athletic. “Hopefully this can change, because this club, first arry Dolan, a couple weeks ago. Votes of confidence are never ironclad, but the one for Acta feels especially flimsy.

Even a couple weeks ago, just after that vote of confidence, which also covered GM Chris Antonetti and club president Mark Shapiro, a source said Intified a cheaper alternative to Kalidou Koulibaly.The club have baulked at Napoli’s £150m valuation of the Senegalese defender.But they haven’t wasted any time sourcing another target, according to the Daily Star.Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias is thdians ownership was “unhappy” with the Indians’ second-half slide. Now, with the team 4-12 since the younger Dolan’s vote of confidence, Acta’s job security seems even less certain.

Antonetti has been very supportive of Acta, saying at the time of the vote of confidence from ownership that his previous positive comments stood. “I don’t feel any differently,” Antonetti said. However, he didn’t disagree that all things are reassessed at the end of the year.

Today he texted back, saying “nothing is new” on Acta’s managerial status.

However, with the Indians having lost 12 of 16 since the late-August vote of confidence to fall to 15-41 in the second half and sliding into a last-place tie with the at 59-82, it stands to reason that the end-of-year reassessment may still include Acta’s status.

Hard to believe now, but the Indians actually were over .500 at the All-Star break, causing them to hang between buyer and seller, basically preventing any major moves (turns out they certainly were right not to buy). The Indians have a built-in excuse: The team’s payroll under the stewardship of club owner Larry Dolan has stayed among the bottom few in baseball. But that still doesn’t explain how they team fell apart in the second half.

Antonetti is making no excuses, saying late last month, “Collectively, we haven’t played to our expectations in almost all facets of the game.” Antonetti, being brutally honest, went on to say that the starting pitching had gone from inconsistent to “not very good,” the pen had gone from very good to not “as good” and that the lineup had been “inconsistent all year.”

Antonetti, responding late last month to the source’s suggestion that ownership was uns for failing to land Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer.Zidane wasn’t shy in talking publicly his plans to bring Pogba to Madrid, but ultimately the market shut with Pogba still at Old Trafford.And L’Equipe says the coach was left fhappy, even  back then, said, “I don’t think anyone’s happy with where we are or how we’ve played.”


Playoff Snapshot: Crazy NL wild-card race getting crazier


The NL wild-card race is getting awesome. Here’s a look at that and more.

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Saturday’s reed a move to Derby County.The Daily Mail reports DC United striker Rooney’s January move to Derby has been partially funded by gambling firm 32Red.The Championship side confirmed on Tuesday the ex-Everton and Manchester United striker will be joinitop five games.

The Brewers have won 24 of their last 30. Before that happened, they were 12 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot. They are now just 1 1/2 out. Thus, this is the biggest story in baseball.

The Cardinals had Friday afternon must be finished, no matter how much it disrupts subsequent campaigns.Premier League football has been tentatively suspended until April 30, although authorities have promised the season will be concluded.And Wilder, whose side is pushing for Eurooon’s game in hand, but a two-run homer tied it in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and the Cubs went on to win in extra innings. The Cardinals then watched the Brewers win and trim their lead to 1 1/2 games. So Saturday’s game takes on even more importance.

A Reds victory clinches the NL Central for Cincinnati, while a Dodgers win keeps them right in the thick of the NL wild-card race as they enter Saturday just two games out.

Here we go again. The Phillies faltered last weekend in losing three of four to the lowly , but they’ve now won four in a row and are just three games out of the wild-card spot.

The White Sox hold a 1 1/2-game lead over the Tigers in the AL Central, so these gamenot where the club “belong”, but insisted time is needed to turn things around, reports Sky Sports.”We know where we belong and of course we do not belong to the second part of the table where we were,” Mourinho said.”We do not even belong in positios are obviously huge.

NL Central: Reds, 1NL West: , 2NL WC1: Braves, 5NL East: Nationals, 7AL WC1: , 8AL WC2: , 9AL West: , 9NL WC2: Cardinals, 11AL Central: White Sox, 12AL East: , 12

The will be mathematically eliminated on Saturday with either a loss or a White Sox win. The next closest elimination number is four, which belongs to the Padres in the NL wild-card race. The following teams have been mathematically eliminated from any playoff spot: Astros, Cubs, Rockies, Indians, Twins, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Mariners, Marlins and Mets.

Yankees 77.5%Orioles 22.4% 0.1%White Sox 68.5Tigers 31.5%Rangers 88.1%Athletics 11.8%Angels 0.1%

Orioles 77.1%Athletics 75.1%Yankees 21.8%Angels 12.3%Rangers 11.6%Rays 7%Tigers 0.7%White Sox 0.5%Nationals 98.3%Braves 1.7%Reds 100%Giants 99.9%Dodgers 0.1%Braves 98.3%Cardinals 56.6%Brewers 28.9%Dodgers 9.6%Phillies 2.7% 2.2%Nationals 1.7% 0.1%

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announced the release of goalkeeper Michel Vorm.V


The Pirates recalled another group ofez insists they’re stronger than Inter Milan.Theo is confident being over his ankle strain for the September 21 derby.”I really want to play in it,” he told Sport Mediaset.“It’s the first Milan derby with tonight’s Champions League opponents Barcelona.And before tonight’s defeat, Marotta stated: “We are Inter and do not necessarily have to sell anyone. We want to grow with important young players like Lautaro and Romelu Lukaku.“Having said t that I’ll have played in. I’m sure we’ll win it players from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday and promoted shortstop and relief pitcher . The two are expected to be available fFormer Brighton boss Chris Hughton believes Tottenham are in line for a good season.Spurs may have blown a 2-0 lead to escape with a point from Arsenal on Sunday but Hughton believes the foundations are in place for last season’s Champions League finalists to enjoy another good season.“Well firstly, I think Tottenham are in great place at the moment,” he told the Mirror. “Their strength has been their consistency, they’ve added really well in the summer. “At this moment, they’ve held onto the bulk of their players and the players they haven’t are the players they were prepared to let go.“But I can see Tottenham having a really good season, it’s because of the stability they’ve had the last few seasons.“At the top it could go either way. It would be no surprise for me for Liverpool to pip Man City but I do think the gap between second and third will be smaller this coming season. “I also see it as close as last season, two really exceptional teams that are playing the game at such a high level at the moment.”or Monday’s game against the Reds.

The Lineup: Milwaukee’s meltdown, A’s ascension


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While the deadine dealings stole the headlines, there was actual baseball on Tuesday night. With bats, balls and everything …

: Not only did Dunn go 3-for-5 with four RBI in the win over , but he also became the first player to reach 30 homers this season. Oh, and he’s also the fourth-fastest player in White Sox history to mash 30 homers in a season. He’s now just five shy of career bomb number 400. : The Mets lost to the on Tuesday night, and overall they’ve dropped 11 of 12. So how can a Metropolitan possibly be a part of 3 Up? Well, Mr. Valdespin on Tuesday set a franchise record with his fifth pinch-hit homer of the season. And for that, he’s here. Valdespin is now slugging .598 on the year. : Sure, Buchholz struck out only one against three walks, but to hold the powerful to one run in 7.0 innings on a hot night in Arlington? That’s an achievement. Also, consider this a nod to Buchholz’s steady improvement this season. Not so long ago, he had the worst numbers of any pitcher in baseball, but he’s been at his best since late May. Over that span, Buchholz has shaved almost three full runs off h in regular contact with Lazio president Claudio Lotito since the end of last season.And Milinkovic-Savic, 24, has told Lotito he wants to leave this summer.Lazio and representatives of Milinkovic-Savic are in contact with Manchester United, which aris ERA.: On Tuesday night in St. Louis, Kershaw gave up six runs … in the sixth inning. Overall, he surrendered eight runs on the night, which is the most the reigning Cy Young winner has given up since April of 2009. Kershaw was unable to keep the ball down for much of the night, and the hard-hitting made him pay. : The Buccos had won nine of their last 10 at PNC before the showed up. In losing the first two games of the series, the Pirates have managed a total of only one run against the Cubs. On Tuesday night, they were tamed by former Pirate .: The Milwaukee bullpen oncday announced he is leaving the club after 12 years.The 36-year-old’s contract runs out this month and Everton are due to reveal their retained list this week as they look to move on around 15 players.The Daily Mail says Baines has been offered a onee again had a core-reactor meltdown in Philly. On Tuesday night, Parra was the main offender. Parra recorded only one out but gave up four runs on one hit and three walks. Of his 25 pitches, just 12 went for strikes. And so much for ‘s gem. Over the last two nights, the Milwaukee pen has given up 11 runs in 3.2 innings of work.  : The ongoing Ryan Demspter-trade saga will be momentarily interrupted so that Dempster can, you know, actually pitch. Assuming Dempster is still a Cub by , he’ll oppose and the Pirates. The Cubs, who wil be going for the sweep in Pittsburgh, would love to move him before he takes another turn. : Can the A’s, winners of six straight of 15 of 17 in July, keep their improbable run going? They’ll pin their hopes on young , who boasts a 2.70 ERA after five starts. The Jays, who are struggling to stay in the playoff race, will counter with the disappointing . : The will trot out , certifiable Cy Young contender and one of the best pitchers in baseball. The will counter with , who has a 2.79 ERA since joining the rotation. Can the unheralded 28-year-old rookie keep it up? The surprise contenders from Baltimore badly need more stability in the rotation, and Gonzalez thus far has provided it. Only game separates these two wild-card hopefuls in the standings. • : Commissioner Bud Selig seems fairly deaf to calls for instant replay, but a FanGraphs poll suggests that . • : It’s always weird to see a player we associate with one franchise in the uniform of another (see: Suzuki, Ichiro), and it’s even more jarring when that player is a Hall of Famer. Along those lines, of baseball luminaries in the uniforms absolutely not associated with their careers. Harmon Killebrew in a uni is beyond weird. • : Is Oakland GM Billy Beane enjoying his finest season? . • : Should the Mets make an old-school reliever out of ? . • : Former pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, who owbeing linked with a move for Kyle Scott from Chelsea.The midfielder is seen as a key target for the club, as his contract at the Blues expires this month.The Sun says the Magpies want to sign the 21-year-old, but are waiting on news about the future ned the baseball world in 1976, accidentally died in 2009 while working on his dump truck. Now, his family is suing the truck manufacturer. []For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

Ozzie Guillen is ‘ready to erupt’


This one can be seen from a mile away, butew kit for the 2019/2020 season.The reception from fans has been generally positive, in particular the return of white home shorts.However, supporters also pointed out that Harry Maguire was not included in the promotional photos.The England internat manager Ozzie Guillen isn’t trying to hide it. He is “ready to erupt” on his ballclub. The following was his response on how close he is to a “meltdown” on his players, :

“Not yet. That day it will happen, it will happen. We will close that door and we will be here to 2 o’clock in the morning. I will piss them off. They make me miserable, I will make them miserable, too. I want to be on ESPN, I want to be all over the news. I haven’t been there for a long time. I should. I make a lot of money when I’m doing that. Pretty soon I’m ready to erupt. But right now. … I’m just trying to be positive as much as I can because we need that.”

The Marlins are 5-17 in June, but they actually started the month 3-1. So they’ve gone 3-16 in their past 19 games. That would be tough for any club to stomach, but the Marlins went on a spending spree last winter, landing free agents , and . And they moved into a nice, new stadium, hoping attendance would incredesperate to avenge their defeat in the Community Shield.That is the view of youngster Joe Gomez, who believes the team has a real hunger to win trophies.The Reds have another chance at silverware as they face off against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cuase to the point that the Marlins could become one of the larger-market clubs in baseball.

As things stand, the Marlins enter Tuesday night five games under .500 and eight out of fird virtually no contact with owner Mike Ashley during his stint at the club.When news broke that recently departed Toon boss Rafa Benitez did not even know about his official departure until a club statement released onto social media, Allardyce was nst place in the NL East.

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MLB steps in on Young, and now the response feels right


owner Mike Ilitch can decide for himself if Delmon Young is the type of guy he wants representing him and his team.But major-league players also represent the game itself, and that’s why baseball is more than justified in handing Young a seven-day-without-pay suspension for his drunken and possibly racist incident the other night in .The Tigers had already made clear that they had no plans to discipline Young themselves. Club president Dave Dombrowski said Saturday that Young would return to the lineup as soon as allowed, and that the team planned to continue to pay him while he was on the restricted list. the team’s response didn’t feel right.The commissioner’s response does.Young was evaluated by a doctor on Monday, under a program that the new collective bargaining agreement provides for any player involved in an alcohol-related offense. By day’s end, MLB had announced the suspension, along with a quote from Bud Selig saying that “those associated with our game should meet the responsibilities and standards that stem from our game’s stature as a social institution. An incident like this cannot and will not be toleays Divock Origi will improve after their 4-1 rout of Norwich City.Origi struck in the victory.Klopp said, “We made the decisions we made [in the transfer market] for the reasons we had. I think Div did exceptionally well tonight. He made two or threrated.”Exactly.For those saying that Young should be considered innocent until proven guilty, that’s exactly true in a legal sense. He can defend himself in court.But let’s remember that Young has already issued a statement of apology. Let’s remember that he told Dombrowski there was “no excuse” for his actions that night.He may not be guilty of everything he’s accused of. The legal system can determine that.At the very least, though, he’s guilty of representing his team and his sport very poorly.Young even seems to understand that, to the point where Dombrowski told reporters Monday night in Detroit that Young “is accepting” the punishment and will participate in a required treatment program.Baseball discipline is complicated, because the players’ union is so much stronger than unions in other sports. That’s why baseball felt it was unable to respond to a spree of drunk driving incidents last year, and why MLB pushed to have the employee assistance program included in the new CBA.Dombrowski told reporters Monday that the team couldn’t impose any further discipline on Young, but let’s be serious. The Tigers had mahip revenue fall €55.2 million (US$60.6 million) to €75.3 million (US$82.9 million) for the 2019/20 season, reports, /.The Serie A giants pocketed €130.5 million (US$143.6 million) in sponsorship over the 2018/19 campaign, but a new public filide clear over the weekend that they really didn’t want to discipline him at all, beyond having him spend the weekend on the restricted list withe Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with Andreas Pereira’s performance in Thursday’s 4-0 win over Leeds United.The midfielder’s new four-year contract with the club was met with skepticism from supporters, who have watched Pereira start just 11 games si pay.Perhaps, as one person in baseball told me Saturday, it’s too difficult for teams to step in, since even the absence of a very average player like Young can be tough on a lineup. Perhaps it has to be the commissioner’s office.I don’t what I’d have done if I owned the Tigers and Young was representing me. But I do know it felt wrong that Young would simply reenter the lineup as if nothing had happened.Now he won’t. He’ll miss a week, and he’ll miss a week’s pay.And with what we know so far, that feels just about right.