Former Premier League manager Neil Warnock has hai

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The have officially placed on the 15-day disabled list, the club announced Sunday.

Lewis is recovering from elbow surgery and remains on track t to Newcastle United.According to The Sun, the 27-year-old has been a target for Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez in the past.Benito is in London days after celebrating a Swiss Super League win with Young Boys.However, he is out of contract this summer afo return to the Rangers’ rotation around mid-to-lateottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho insists he doesn’t need to rebuild his squad over the summer. Spurs were beaten 3-0 by RB Leipzig on Tuesday, ending their Champions League campaign at the last-16 stage. They are ninth on the Premier League table May. The placement o onto goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.The Mirror says Petr Cech announced his retirement from professional football and played his last match in the Europa League final defeat to Chelsea, where he is being linked with a return to the club as technical df Lewis on the 15-day DL as opposed to the 60-day DL could indicate the Rangers are encouraged by his recovery speed.

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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.

joe Kenny is excited about his move to Schalke.Ken

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second baseman is having a pretty par for the course spring. He’s batting .298 (14 for 47) with a triple, two homers, three doubles and six RBI in 18 spring games. He has hit .309 with a .507 slugging percentage in the spring since 2006, so he’s doing what we expect this time of year. That’s definitely a bonus, as well as the fact Weeks has stayed healthy, which has been a problem in the past. 

Weeks’ Fantasy uitor for Bruno Fernandes from Sporting CP.The Portuguese midfielder is a hot property this summer, after scoring and assisting in double digits for Sporting in Liga NOS last sterm.The Daily Mail says Manchester United are seriously looking at Fernanvalue hasn’t changed much this year. He’s a good source of power at a weak Fantasy position. But the negatives are that he doesn’t hit for a pretty average and strikes out a lot. He’s being drafted ahead of Aaron Hill in formats and behind Hill in leagues. I’d take Hill before Weeks in both formats, but I have no problem with Weinstructed to play Callum Hudson-Odoi last season.Sarri faced backlash from supporters and critics alike over his refusal to play Hudson for the first time about his hooking during victory over AC Milan.Ronaldo admits Maurizio Sarri was right when the coach said he was playing injured.He stated, “In the last three weeks I have been limited. Everyone knows that I don’t like to be subs-Odoi, who handed in a transfer request in attempt to join Bayern Munich.He recently a new long-term contract, andeks’ current ADP.

Valencia are ready to pounce for Newcastle United

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I’m wondering if it’s time to get concerned about DH , who hasn’t homered in 20 spring games. The spring isn’t a time Trumbo usually struggles. In his previous two spring trainings, he’s hit .310 with 12 homers, 13 doubles and 36 RBI in 48 games. This spring, he’s battingiker Lautaro Martinez.The Argentina international is a wanted manMerseyside Police will not take action after investigating an allegation of racist behaviour by a fan at Everton’s Premier League match against Tottenham.The force said it did not believetheir showdown with Premier League champions Manchester City.Many critics have suggested the club have no chance against Pep Guardiola’s side and should focus on the next game. Yet Silva said that is not the mentality of a big club – and Everton ar a crime had been committed in the incident, which occurred during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.Everton launched their own investigation and that is ongoing. after his exploits for Antonio Conte’s side.ESPN says Martinez prefers a move to Catalan giants Barcelona over United.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can now add the 22-year-old to his list of mi .255 (14 for 55) with no homers and four RBI.

You can’t really blame the move to DH as a potential cause of Trumbo’s struggles. He hit .310 with a .571 slugging percentage and .948 OPS in 84 at-bats as a DH last season, so strictly focusing on hitting hasn’t been a problem in the past.

It’s just too premature to say a bad spring is going to translate into a bad season for Trumbo. Our only history with Trumbo is that good springs have translated into good seasons for the 27-year-old slugger.

I’m not about to overlook him on Draft Day because he hasn’t homered this spring. He’s still going to get plenty of lineup protection hitting behind the likes of Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, so my concerns are still minimal when it comes to Trumbo.

supporters after he fired four past Spurs in Tues

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The have informed infielder he will not make the club’s major-league squad, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Newly acquired Ronny Cedeno is likely to start at shortstop for the Astros, and with Jose Altuve entrenched at second base, Greene is without a spot. Greene is out of options and cannot be sent down to the minor leagues without passing through waivers. Houston has informed Greene they will attempt to trade him.

Greene, 25, hit .230/.274/.400 (82 OPS+) in 330 plate appearanceto Manchester City next week.The ‘s prepared to play Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic in attack.Benkovic was handed his first start for the Robins and scored as they defeated Derby County at Ashton Gate.”In the Championship you want to make sure every box is ticked,” Johnson tPremier League announced on Tuesday that the fixture, which was cancelled due to City’s League Cup final win over Aston Villa, would be rescheduled to Wednesday. 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 midfield duo to be out fThe Gunners will charge supporters £15 for travel to ans with St. Louis and Houston last season. 

art with Arsenal.The Ivory Coast international bec

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Angels rotation candidate made it five full innings on WednChampionship Swansea City have rejected a £15m bid for striker Oli McBurnie from Premier League newcomers Sheffield United.Swansea are fighting to hold on to the 23-year-old, who scored 24 goals last season as the Swans finished 10th.The Championship club are only likely to consider selling McBurnie if they receive a bid in excess of £20m.esday in a his style to adjust to manager Frank Lampard’s demands.The of the world. Another show of contempt. And the reaction from the board at Manchester United is to reward Paul Pogba with a £200,000-a-week pay-rise…Well, that’s the latest coming out of the London press today. Rather than show some backbone. Soe 27 year-old’s midfield responsibilities appear to have changed this season under Lampard, even if his position on the pitch has not altered too much.Jorginho explained to chelseafc.com: “We Cactus League start against San Diego. The veteran hurler gave up two earned runs on the afternoon over five hits and no walks as he lowered his spring ERA to 3.86. Blanton struck out two in the performance and has now given up three earned runs this spring over seven innings with four Ks.

ngs. El-Ghazi appeared to throw his head at Mings,

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Phillies outfielder had to leave Sunday’s spring game against the Astros in top of the sixth inning after getting hit by a pitch. Ruf said he was hit on the left triceps, but he said he feels fine after icing down the area, according to .com. Ruf was 0 for 2 before leaving the game, lowering his batting average to .188 (6 fleted his move to Shanghai SIPG.Arnautovic has left West Ham to join Shanghai SIPG in a £22.4mttenham midfielder Eric Dier.United have been long term admirers of the England international without being able to lure him to Old Trafford.But United bosses believe Dier could be tempted to leave Spurs this summer, with the London club willing to lillion move – six months after failing to secure a dream switch to the Chinese Super League.The Austrian was keen to leave the London Stadium this summer aor 32) in 11 spring games says the 22-year-old has reportedly been monitored by Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal.Dias has 11 caps for Portugal and was part of their Nations League success.He is believed to fit Wolves’ recruitment model as a young player whose value.

McCann admits he wants to sign Liverpool midfield

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ESPN reports Yankees third baseman , who was scratched from Tuesdays lineup because of a sore left oblique, took some swings with a fungo bat and sat in on a 90-minute Players Association meeting before heading home. “I’m perfectly all right [but] I’m following all orders,” Youkilis said. “F to be fit and in charge for their clash with Fiorentina.Sarri missed the start of the season due to pneumonia.“It wasn’t easy to sit out,” said Sarri.“I thank the doctors who treated me. They made me understand that I had to take a small step baor me, the limitations of holding me back stinks, but I understand what they’re doing. And it makes a lot of sense.” Youkilis hopes to be back in the lineup soon. “If they let me play tomorrow, I’m totale Griezmann.The deciManchester United are weighing up a summer raid on Benfica’s academy.O Jogo says United scouts were in attendance to watch Benfica against Liverpool in the UEFA Youth League.A United official was watching players from both sides, it is claimed.Benfica won 4-1 to knock Liverpool out of the competition.sion comes just a year after the Frenchman turned down the chance to join Barcelona in favour of staying with Simeone and Los Rojiblancos.”First of all, I grateful for the footballer that we’ve had,” Simeone said in his pre-match ly in for playing tomorrow,” he said.

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The Phillies traded relief pitcher to the Blue Jwhen facing smaller clubs.Over the past month Chelsea have suffered embarrassing home defeats to West Ham, Bournemouth and Southampton – as well as being thrashed at Everton.Before victory at Arsenal, the 25-year-old told Canal+: “For the big matchesays on Saturday in exchange for minor-league first baseman Art Charles. Schwimer ms sports director Fabio Paratici is convinced he can bring Paul Pogba to Turin – and for an affordable price.The Manchester United midfielder continues to be linked with Real Madrid, with agent Mino Raiola confirming they attempted to engineer a moveade 35 appearances for Philadelphia last season and registered a 2-1 record with a 4.46 ERA and 36 strikeoutsgue opponents Liverpool.Haaland has scored 17 times in just 12 appearances, including a hat-trick against Genk in their Group E opener last month. Marsch sounded a positive note on his frontman to SiriusXM FC, saying the teen will be “ready to go”.”I.

Pirates sign Jose Contreras to minor-league contract

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The have announced that they’ve signed veteran right-hander Jose Contreras to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Contreras, 41, is recovering from elbow surgery and will continue the rehabilitation process during camp. Last season, Contreras logged a 5.27 ERA in 13 2/3 innings for the Phillies. He was able to log just 14 innings in 2011, again because of elbow surgery.

In parts of 10 major-league seasons, the Cuba native has a 4.55 ERA across 292 games, 175 of which have been starts. As a reliever, Contreras has a career ERA of 3.78.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and . Also, individually interact with us g coach Rafa Benithat ruled him out of the Copa del Rey final.With Suarez sitting in the stands as Valencia defeated Barcelona, with Leo Messi ock Origi for his Champions League final appearance.Pirlo says only Origi’s goal against Tottenham could redeem him for his poor performance.”Tottenham showed no character, there were players like Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen who didn’t want the bthe only recognised attacker in the side.”The injury that led to surgery has nothing to do with my cartilage but because of aez admits he has plans to return to England.The former Liverpool and Newcastle United manager is in his first season in the Chinese Premier League.He told BBC Sport: “In the future I will return to England. I’m happy here, it’s not on Twitter: , and .

Giants claim infielder Tony Abreu off waivers from Royals

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The announced Monday that the team has claimed infielder off waivers from the .

Abreu was designated for assignment in late January after the Royals claimed catcher off waivers.

The 28-year-old switch-hitting Abreu has played 168 games since debuting inve asked Ajax to name their price for Sven Botmng Real Madrid as a teenager.Neymar famously trialled at Real as a junior player before eventually leaving Santos for Barcelona. Both LaLiga giants are now trying to prise the Brazilian away from PSG.Meanwhile, Teixeiera told AS: “If he didn’t go thean.De Telegraaf says Norwich have sought to open talks with Ajax about a fee for the defender, who is currently on-loan with SC Heerenveen.With Botman still on a youth team contract, the Canaries can sna 2007, hitting .252/.280/.355 with four home runs in 464 plate appearances.

Abreu hit .257/.284/.357 in 74 plate appearances last season with the Royals. He spent most of his seled out a title challenge this new season.Emery says the gap to champions Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool is too big to close.He warned: “We need to be realistic because the distance between City and Liverpool to us is a lot of points.”We neason with Triple-A Omaha, hitting .322/.347/.492 with nine home runs and seven stolen bases in 453 plate appearances. Abreau is a familier face in the NL West, playing for the Diamondbacks in 2010 and the Dodgers in 2007 and ’09.

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g to parent club Real Madrid.AS says his bad relat

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The Kansas City Royals announced on Fridaendan Rodgers insists Kelechi Iheanacho is in his plans.The Nigeria striker has battled for minutes since Rodgers’ arrival.But the Foxes manager says: “He’s very much a part of the squad. “We have a really tight training group which he is a part of. y that the club had reached agreement on a one-year deal with pisic his chance will soon arrive.While the American has been less involved of late, Azpilicueta stressed he will have a crucial part to play in the coming months.He said, “As the manager said, we are a group, we are all important on this long par the lack of testing opposition in Euro 2020 qualifying, says boss Gareth Southgate.The Three Lions hammered Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley on Saturday courtesy of a hat-trick from captain and Tottenham striker Harry Kane.Under Southgate, England reached tth, witcher .

Photo: World Series Game 2 fan of the day

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SAN FRANCISCO — Meet lovely Rita, Benevolent Witch of Game 2 and most esteemed Fan of the Day … 

Rita, you’ll note, is pictured alongside her husband/boyfriend/whatever. Didn’t catch his name. I mean, who cares about that guy, right?

: Rita

: Sonoma

: Undisclosed

: 29

: The days of McCovey-Maghted to be joining Barcelona.The Brazilian goalkeeper moves from Valencia as cover for No1 Marc-Andre ter Stegen.”I’m Neto, I’m here, come on Barca,” Neto stated on social media.”It’s an adventure, a new possibility in my career, I’m happy and readyys-Marichal

: Brandon Crawford

: One, extended

: Marco Scutaro

: Willie Mays — Mr. Willie Mays

: 5-2, Giants. Madison Bumgarner will strike out the first nine batters he faces. 

: Enough to sit through 15-inning game at Candlestick in order to see them, which she could not on account of the fog.

Thanks for your time and charms, Rita.

Lucky-best bonus footage: Guy juggling today outside AT&T Park, quite adept at his chosen hobby … 

Okay, so he dir was happy with his side’s 1-0 win over his hometown town club Kristiansund.Juan Mata’s 90th minute penalty made it five straight preseason wins for the Red Devils. And Solskjaer thinks United are looking good ahead of their Premier League opener agdn’t “stick the landing,” but Juggling Guy is very good at be is keeping his options open at loan club Everton.Sidibe says he won’t make a decision until the conclusion of his Goodison Park spell.He told L’Est éclair: “A Spanish club had expressed to me its interest, concrete. I had contact with clubs thabouncing things off his head. 

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ed in their 2-2 draw with Champions League opponen

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Mets pitcher finished r advice from David Beagreed a fee to sign Genk star Leandro Trossard.Sky Sportssays the Seagulls will part with £18m in order to sign the talented winger.Graham Potter has now secured his second signing as Brighton manager after they completed the transfer of centre-bacckham about his next move.Sane is signing with the same agents that represent Beckham.His parents look after his affairs but Sane has also spoken to high-profile agencies as he plots his future.City boss Pep Guardiola dropped hithe season on the shelf, as he wasts their poor start to the season is just a “blip”.He wrote for the Daily Mail: “(Mauricio) Pochettino is the best thing that has happened to Tottenham in 20 years. I say that as someone who was at the club in the late 1990s and, again, 10 years lats unable to come back from an injured triceps. He last appeared in game Sept. 25.

Playoff Snapshot: Crazy NL wild-card race getting crazier

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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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