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The announced Thursd interested in signing Wes Foderingham from Rangers.The 28-year-old is being seen as a replacement for Darren Randolph, who may be leaving for West Ham.If the Hammers put in a big offer for Randolph, then Boro will look to the Rangers shot stopper asay they will go with a closer-by-committee approach after Bruce Rondon was optioned to Triple-A Toledo. 

General manager Dave Dombrowski said manager Jim Leyland als from his players.Lampard is a fan of the culture of what rugby boasts.Having been struck during the tournament by the vastly different approach of rugby players towards referees, Lampard said: “I think maybe yes (footballers could learn from rugbwill mix and match relievers in save situations according to matchups. One of those options could left-handed reliever .

Coke hasn’t had a great spring, posting a 4.09 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 1season.It emerged that the Saudi Arabia sovereign wealth fund were interested in buying Newcastle ahead of the Magpies’ FA Cup draw against Oxford United at St James’ Park on Saturday.The Evening Chronicle says Newcastle insiders are confident the la1 innings. But he has nine strikeouts. Coke has six career saves during the regular season, including one last season. However, he was a key reliever in the postseason last year, which included two crucial saves during an ALCS series win against the Yankees.

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CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Danny Knobler reports on Thursday that the optioned to their Triple-A club in Toledo. 

Rondon, 22, had his name thrown around all winter as the team’s potential closer by general manager Dnager Jurgen Klopp has no transfer concerns as he continues preseason preparations.The Reds are set to defend their Champions League title, while they hope to break their Premier League hodoo next term as well.They have not made any significant movesave Dombrowski, but he failed to deliver on the promise this spring, with a 5.84 ERA and 2.11 WHIP — including nine walkser can deliver trophies.The Frenchman joined his teammates for their trip to Australia on Sunday, despite his agent Mino Raiola confirming he wanted to leave the club over the weekend.Real ty legend Shaun Goater insists they can afford a defeat at Liverpool on Sunday in the title race.Goater, who scored 103 goals in 212 games over six season with the club between 1998 and 2003, insisted it was still too early for a loss to be fatal to Madrid are the frontrunners to sign the World Cup winner, wit — over 12 1/3 innings. 

Knobler says the team will go with a committee, which could include Phil Coke, Joaquin Benoit, Octavio Dotel, and Al Alburquerque. 

oss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deleted his Twitter a

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outfielder is expected to learn his roster fate this week because of an opt-clause in his contract that forces the Tigers to tell him whether or not he’ll be on the 25-man roster, according to MLive.com.

“I had some other opportunities where ason, it has been revealed.Just days after his dismissal by Bayern, reports Sport1, Kovac was offered the Everton job after they had sacked Marco Silva.However, the Croatian turned down the proposal as it came too soon after his departure. Everton wothey told me that I’d have a good chance to make their ballclub,” he said. “But you don’t know what’s going to happen when you go into a different situation.”

If K hunt for Lorient striker Alexis Claude-Maurice.The Gunners are star Fabrizio Maiello admits he was the brains behind the plan.He hatched the plan when he was behind bars along with a another group of inmates who were members of a notorious crime syndicate.But the plan failed after Maiello lost his nerve and instpreparing a second bid for the Lorient star, reports Get French Football News. It comes two weeks after their first bid of £7m was rejected. Claude-Maurice is a former team-mate of Gunnelly makes the roster, he would be used as a reserve outfielder/infielder. Kelly is batting .244 (10 for 41) with one triple, two doubles, three homers and six RBI in 21 spring games.

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is currently the 157th player taken in Roto drafts. The cortisone shot he received this week makes him a little less attractive to Fantasy owners, but he’s already stuck in a weird ADP limbo to begin with — between the upside of Josh Rutledge and the general blahness of Erick Aybar. 

If Jeteidfielder is back with Flamengo.“Barcelona wanted Gerson and reached a purchase agreement,” Marcao told Globoesporte.“That was until I checked into the Fluminense offices one day and their President told me Roma had made a special offer, a ‘magicr misses a month, will it really matter? Is there a world in which you’d consider taking Marco Scutaro over Jeter’s .300-plus average and double-digit potential in homers and steals?

Probably not.

Because someone like Scutaro (or Andrelton Simmons… or Jean Segura…) likely will be avRay Parlour believes that Aaron Ramsey is gutted that he is leaving the club.Ramsey has secured a deal with Juventus, which he signed earlier in the year.He will leave Arsenal on a free transfer when his contract runs out at the end of this term.But ailable on the wire to help you through Jeter’s DL stint. Don’t sweat the ankle injury yet; pushing Jeter down the ranks will just be overreacting to something that ultimately may cause him to miss about two weeks.

And pushing Jeter up the ranks gets into the dangerous territoryldes’ departure as Juvenil A coach.Valdes lasted just months in the job before he left over disagreements with management.”I don’t want to go down a negative path,” Kluivert told Mundo Deportivo when asked about Valdes.”I don’t want to harm anyone.”I of knokcing down shortstops with more to offer in power and steals. Stay the course with the captain; his stats won’t be overwhelming, but they won’t shrply decline, either. There’s something to be said for having a known factor like Jeter in your middle infield. 

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with vict

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told the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that he has received offers to play this season but has yet to find the right fit. Theriot has been on each of therpool Echo says Moshiri has increased in stake in Everton to 77.2%.The Blues have today confirmed the majority shareholder has purchased more of the club.Moshiri initially boe contenders.Asked if United, currently 27 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool , can challenge for the title next season Solskjaer did not sound convinced it is a genuine prospect.“That’s the aim, onfidence of his players.Groves has said the club’s players have lost confidence in their manager given their summer arrivals have failed to impress and after their poor start to the season.“The thing with the Arsenal situation with Unai Emery is, of course,” said Solskjaer. “I’m not saying iught 49.9% of shares in February 2016 before upping that to 68.6% in Septeme previous two World Series winning clubs, the 2011 Cardinals and 2012 Giants, and batted .270 with 28 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 104 games last season.“I’ve had some stuff come up, no doubt. It’s not really exactly what I’m looking for playing-time-wise,” Theriot said. “That’s where we’re at right now. We’ll see what happens.”

dge is excited to have joined Trabzonspor.The form

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manager Don Mattingly admitted Tuesday that pitcher might not begin the season in the rotation as he has lagged behind the other starters in camp. Lilly made two relief appearances before making his first start in Cactus League play on Sunday as he was limited from the outset of spring training while recovering verpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold admits he and Andrew Robertson don’to Ramos has backed Zinedine Zidane to stay as Los Blancos coach.More doubts have emerged about Zidane after defeat to Real Mallorca.But Ramos said, “It would be very easy to say that Zidane will be here until the end of the season.”That would put an want to ‘Gary Neville-type’ fullbacks.After victory over Sheffield United, Alexander-Arnold name-dropped Neville, with Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher once claiming “no one wfrom offseason shoulder surgery.

His pitching schedule was also affected by an illness and weather conditions which scrapped one of his outings. “Atastle United boss Steve Bruce says he’s been assured of a competitive transfer budget by club owner Mike Ashley.Bruce insists he’s had assurances on his budget from Ashley.He said: “We’ve talked about budgets and it was pretty straight forward.“I this point, it’s real hard to get Ted built up to 90 pitches,” Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times.

Dyche is ready to help the club recruit the player

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Minnesota starting pitcher took the mound for a Gr OGCN, Vieira says he does harbour bigger things.”If it’s my dream to coach Arsenal or Team France? Yes, like any player, when we do this job we want to touch the very high level,” he told RMC. “But the very high level – I can very well touch with OGapefruit League start against Baltimore on Sunday. Things didn’t go his way. 

Worley gave up three earned runs on six hits and a walk over four innings as the Orioles built a lead against him. Worley surrendered a solrnational footballer Rafael van der Vaart has made his debut in professional darts.Van der Vaart, who played for the likes of Real Madrid, Tottenham and Ajax during an illustrious career, participated in the BDO Denmark Open in Esbjerg.Van der Vaart o homer to J.J. Hardy in the fourth inning as he was knocked around a bit. He struck out two batters in the outing and his Grapefruit ERA is now at 6.00. 

Worley, projected to possibly be the opening day starter for the , has now surrendered eigrnard Lama has had his say on Real Madrid’s Alphonse Areola.Areola is on-loan at Real this season from PSG.Lama told Culture PSG, “Areola? He has more athletic potential than Keylor Navas but he has less experience. “A goalkeeper must be able to matuht earned runs this spring over 12 innings with six Ks. He was 6-9 over 23 starts with a 4.20 ERA for the Phillies last year. 

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.

hile United have been pushing for a deal with Ajax

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Boston catcher returned to Grapefruit League action as the designated hitter on Sunday against the Yankees. Dealing with lower-back stiffness early in camp, Saltalamacchia appears to be over it after goingucceed at Chelsea.Henderson could come up against his compatriot when Chelsighting to keep hold of Hamza Choudhury.The Mirror says Leicester have rebuffed loan enquiries from Burnley and Newcastle for midfielder Choudhury.The Foxes have used the 22-year-old local lad largely as a substitute this season.And that prompted Seaea host the Premier League leaders at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.He told Sky Sports: “They’ve go Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.The Dane’s current deal is due to expire in June.The Guardian says Inter have offered Eriksen a four-year deal and want to sign the Tottenham star this month.The midfielder is out of contract in the summer andot huge potential with the likes of Mason already training for England, I can see 1 for 2 with a double. Saltalamacchia said Saturday that he’s been wanting to play and that he believes the Red Sox were just being careful with him. He’s batting .375 this spring.

Sidibe says he’s happy at Everton.The fullback ha

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Top pitching prospect took the mound on Wednesday in Cactus League action againlieves there’s more old boys like h Dummett withdrew himself from Wales selection for the sake of his Newcastle United career.The Evening Chronicle says Dummett has not closed the door for good with Wales and the conversation with coach Ryan Giggs is still an open one.But in the long imself eager to return to the Dutch giants. The Holland international, after four years away in England with Manchester United, chose to return to the Eredivisie and Ajax last year. It was a decision that paid off hst the Indians. Seattle’s No. 1 overall prospect, according to Baseball Prospectus, followed prospect to the mound and completed two innings. Walkerirror says they are so worried by Gareth Bale’s injury history they will only offer the winger a pay-as-you-play deal.Fresh reports indicate the Red Devils want to cover their backs if Real Madrid ace Bale wants to sign – having hired a private inves did not allow a run or hit as he walked one and struck out two batters. Walker has allowed a hit over two scoreless innings this spring.

g midfield talent is being linked with some of Eur

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Twins starting pitcher fired two scoreless iy. The Clarets had the best chance of the game when Jay Rodriguez’s shot hit the underside of the bar.The result means Mikel Arteta’s side remain in 10th on the Premier League table.Speaking after the game, Arteta said:”We have to improve quality-wisnning during Minnesota’s 5-4 win over Pittsburgh in a Grapefruit League matchup Monday. Worley, who was acquired in an offseason trade with Philadelphia for outfieldeChampionship side have been highly impressed with the 18-year-old midfielder who has recently broken into the first-team.Boss Frank Lampard had previously ruled out a summer loan switch for the youngster because he felt his development was better suir , gave up two hits and struck out one, far better than his previous start at Hammond Stadium. While pitching for the Phillies last March, he gave up 11 runs in an exhibition game against the Twins. “To me, it’s just about right now,” Worley said of the opportunity to be the staff ace. “If I don’t do that well, it doesn’t mgned by Mauricio Pochettino over the summer, Lo Celso is now hoping to win over Mourinho.He stated: “We all know that time is needed when a new coach arrives with a new staff. “It is necessary to assimilate new ideas and new methods. “The debut victoatter where I’m at in the rotation. It’s a matter of going out there and making sure everything’s working right. If I do that, everything will take care of itself.”

id defender Ricardo Carvalho is happy for Eden Haz

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Despite spring traininger Mauro Icardi.Inter are seeking a buyer for the Argentine as they need to raise funds to land Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.After a difficult six months, Icardi has seen his asking price plummet from €110m a year ago to €60m now.Such games starting in less than two weeks, starting pitcher remains in the dwindling free-agent pool. Lohse posted a career-low 2.86 ERA over 33 starts with the Cardk Butland for below their asking price.Aston Villa and Bournemouth have been put off by the Potters demand of £20m for the England international goalkeeper.”We don’t want Jack to go. Jack’s a Premier League goalkeeper, no two ways about it,” said Joinals last season, but most teams have been reluctant toager Pep Guardiola.Mahrez is in his second season at City.He told France Football: “It is really very simple. He is a winner, he is there to make us progress. “Guardiola, he’ll explain everything to us, decrypt everything, from A to Z, with the aim o sign the veteran right-hander as it would cost a pick in the 2013 Draft. “He’s a good player and has been through this a couple of times,” his agent, Scott Boras, told MLB.com on Friday. “This was kind of anticipated with his draft compensation dynamic.”

Report: Diamondbacks mulling Atlanta offer for Justin Upton

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The are currently from Atlanta for outfielder , Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported Wednesday. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman confirmed the report . The Braves are now generally considered the frontrunner for Upton if he is dealt.

Pieces in the offer have not been revealed. The best comparison available is the rejected deal between the and Diamondbacks for Upton, which r finishing second last season with a record points total of 97.The Reds have got off to the perfect start to this term with five wins from five games.”Last season we achieved a club record number of points in the Premier League,” he told the officiawould have sent top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker, shortstop prospect Nick Franklin and relievers Stephen Pryor and Charlie Furbush to Arizona. 

Last week, our R.J. White put together for Justin Upton based on prospect rankings. His hypothetical deal from the Braves would send pitching prospects and , shortstop prospect and reliever to Arizona. Although the names are unlikely to match up exster United youngster Angel Gomes was blocked from a loan departure on deadline day last week.The Manchester Evening Nith Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria, Corriere dello Sport says AS Roma and AC Milan are also keen.The pair want to take the 19-year-old on loan in the January transfer window.There could also be an option to buy included for €25m.His estranged father Jews says Gomes’s camp made a last-ditch attempt to secure the 19-year-old a loan to a top-flight team on Friday, even though the Uniactly if the trade comes to fruition, the general shape of the deal — one or two solid pitching prospects, one or two relievers, and a middle infield prospect — makes sense given the Diamondbacks’ stated needs and their nixed trade with the Mariners.

If the Braves do manage to acquire Upton, their Opening Day lineup will look something like this:

Martin Prado 3B

Jason Heyward RF

Justion Upton LF

Freddie Freeman 1B

B.J. Upton CF

Brian McCann C

Dan Uggla 2B

Andrelton Simmons SS

Although the National League will have some strong lineups this season — the Reds and Nationals stand out, with the Cardinals and Brewers bringing back high-scoring lineups as well — this hypothetical Atlanta team could compete with all of the above.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow.

Indians, Mariners in the mix for outfielder Jason Bay

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The and have shown interest in outfielder , to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Bay will likely receive a guaranteed deal.

The Indians might be the favorite for Bay, to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman mentions the as a third team that is in on Bay. 

Injuries ruined Bay’s career with the . After signing a four-year, $66 million deal with the team, Bay hit .234/.318/.369 during the first three years of his deal. The Mets parted wayderson Arroyo is attracting interest from across Europe.The 19-year-old full-back is currently representing Colombia at the UnArne Slot admits they were lucky to avoid defeat to Europa League opponents Manchester United last night.At the final whistle, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer complained about Marcus Rashford being denied a penalty.And Slot said, “We have chased Mder-20 World Cup in Poland with plenty of clubs monitoring his progressGoal reports the attacking right-back is being watches with him before his contract ended, ee points against Roma this weekend.Matuidi recognises Roma will be a tough opponent at the Olimpico.”This is going to be a very difficult game, because Roma are a great team who play very attacking football, a bit like us,” the midfielder told Sky Sbut will still pay a chunk of Bay’s $18.1 million salary next season. 

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow

Dodgers, Ryu Hyun-jin far apart in negotiations

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The have until 5 p.m. EST on Sunday to negotiate a contract with Korean left-hander Ryu-Hyun jin. However, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports that Ryu, who is represented by Scott Boras, and the club are far apart in their talks and that those talks are likely to con Samir Nasri has been flooded by offers from around the world.While he failed to win a new deal with the Irons, the six months he enjoyed at West Ham was enough to put him in the shop window.Foot Mercato says several Ligue 1 clubs have made contact, tinue right up until the deadline.

Boras has previously said his client projects as a third starter in the U.S. majors and . The Dodgers have already paid a posting fee of $25.7 million to Ryu’s Korean team in exchange for a 30-day negotiating window, but that fee would be returned to admits he was desperate for his first win as Arsenal manager. The Gunners appeased their new boss with a 2-0 victory over Manchester United on New Year’s Day.Speaking after the game, Arteta said: “It feels great, incredible; I’m so happy and proud ofthe Dodgers in the event they fail to reach an agreement with Ryu. By the sounds of things, that’s a distinct possibility.

In seven seasons in the Korean Baseball Organization, the 25-year-old Ryu boasts a 2.80 ERA and a WHIP of 1.15. He’s also struck out 1,238 batters in 1,269.0 Spanish tennis champ Rafa Nadal.Emery likes to unwind by taking to the court and admits that he admires the mentality of Nadal, having read the world number two’s autobiography.”I read his book and I know some things about his history and he is work innings pitched.

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