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‘s playing time will come strictly at catcher this season, according to MLB.com. Montero is hitting .395/.435/.674 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 43 at-bats this spring. manager Eric Wedge has been impressed with his performance after a slow start in camp.”From a playing-time standpoint, hiue title this season.He took Liverpool on for the first time as Tottenham boss on Saturday, and came out second best as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds ran out 1-0 winners.After the match Mourinho was asked whether he thinks Liverpool will win the title this seas time is going to have to be behind home plate,” said Wedge. “Obviously, I’m comfortable with him DHing, but we have so many other options with thatReal Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is being urged to make up his mind on a move to North London.The Spaniard has offers from both Arsenal and Tottenham.Real are only willing to allow Ceballos to leave on a season-long loan.AS says the decision rests on the 23-year-old on who he wants to join.Losdelines after undergoing knee surgery.Khedira missed the 2-2 draw with Sassuolo last weekend and has decided to go under the knife.Juve confirmed on their official website surgery was “perfectly successful”.However, they added in their statement he Blancos expect the situation to be resolved sometime this week. to get people in the lineup we feel make us a better team.”

Valencia are ready to pounce for Newcastle United

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first g’s position as caretaker manager remains unclear as the club continue to plan for a full-time successor to Unai Emery: with the likes of Ans Jurgen Klopp has admitted he cried during the club’s Champions League trophy parade on Sunday.It was the German’s first title success since arriving at Anfield in 2015.”I cannot really describe it because I cried a little bit as well because it’s scelotti in the running alongside the former Sweden international.But Allardyce reckons that Arsenal’s miserablbaseman hit his first home runs of the spring in Sunday’s Cactus League contest against the Brewers. He launched a three-run shot off starter Yovani Gallardo in his first at-bat and hit a two-run bomb off Brandon Kintzler in the fifth inning. Gonzalez also added a sac fly triker Lautaro Martinez admits he has ambitions for his son beyond Italy.Lautaro was impressive last season with Inter – his first in Europe.And father Mario Martinez admits he’d like to see the striker eventually pop up at Manchester City.He explainand finished 2 for 2 with six RBI in the 11-1 win. Both drives by the left-handed-hitting Gonzalez went to left field.”That’s where my swing should go,” he said. “Hopefully, I can carry that over into the regular season.”

ty attacker Kevin de Bruyne says David Silva deser

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The Royals announced Tuesday they optioned pitchers aned the winner in Nigeria’s 1-0 victory over Guinea in the African Cup of Nice they want to sell.AC Milan and Roma are keen on bringing Seri to Serie A.”We know that there is a lot of talk about Milan for Seri. At this moment, I can only say that we’ll wait and see,” agent Franklin Mala told Calciomercato.com.“We’d take tations on Wednesday.The Chelsea defender’s 73rd minute header made the Super Eagles the first time to qualifingham Forest have signed Wolves striker Rafa Mir on a season-long loan.The 22-year-old helped Spain win the European Under-21 Championship this summer, having spent last term on loan at Spanish second division side Las Palmas – where he scored seveny for the last-16 stage.Omeruo rose like a colossus above the Guinead to Triple-A Omaha. The team also optioned pitcher to Northwest Arkansas.

Honest Greinke gets elbow checked, and Dodgers come away relieved

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PHOENIX — As my colleague Jon Heyman Zack Greinke may well be the most honest person in the game.The Dodgers are learning all about that.Greinke told them Sunday he still felt a little discomfort in his right elbow. The Dodgers reacted Monday by sending him to Los Angeles to have the elbow examined by their team doctor.But if news of that visit set off alarm bells about the right-hander who was the biggest free-agent pitcher on the market last winter, the Dodgers quickly worked to silf their Europa League last-32 tie.The Spaniards travel to Molineux for the first leg having struggled all season in La Liga.But Nuno says that accounts for nothing when speaking ahead of the clash.He said: “It’s going to be a tough game. The table doencegri admits he wants to “recharge my batteries”.He said, “I am going to take a year off to recharge the batteries and take my personal life back in hand, rediscover after many years the affection of my family, children and friends.“The last 16 yea those bells.They announced Monday afternoon that Dr. Neil ElAttrache had found only inflammation, and that Greinke would be shut down for just 2-3 days. Later, manager Don Mattingly said he believes Greinke will still be on track to make his scheduled April 2 start, in the Dodgers’ second game of the regular season (after Clayton Kershaw starts on opening day).”Yeah, I expect him to,” Mattingly said.Greinke was given anti-inflammatory drugs, and also an injection of PRP, or platelet-rich plasma.Mattingly insists that he was never overly concerned, because of the way Greinke threw in a bullpen session Friday. But Mattingly understood how this got to the point that Greinke was flying to California on a day when he was scheduled to make a spring training start against the Brewers.”He tells the truth,” Mattingly said. “nsfer policy on the qualities of Scott McTominay.The London Evening Standard says McTominay has been identified in a report as the type of player and character that United need to acquire more of. United’s recruitment team and manager Ole Gunnar SolsWhen he tells the truth, and with the deal he signed ($147 million for six years), you go into ultra-caution.”The result was that Greinke missed another spring start, after missing one earlier when he had the flu. Instead, he had an exam that theoretically proved to him and to them that what he’s feeling isn’t too serious.”It relieves your mind — and ours,” Mattingly said.And it gave them a little more insight into who Zack Greinke is.

cio Pochettino’s job title.The Argentine said on t

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The Kansas City Star reports Friday that Royals pitcher will skip his nest Cactus League start due to shoulder soreness. Davis is scheclash with crosstown rivals Manchester United. The Belgian was absent for Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday o offers for Callum Wilson in January.The Chelsea-Transfer-News-Callum-Wilson-Bournemouth-Exclusive-Rumours”>Daily Star says Bournemouth have placed an eye-watering £75million price tag on Wilson, as Chelsea continue to mull over the idea of making in the FA Cup fifth-round. And manager Pep Guardiolat-again Diogo Dalot hopes for the chance to challenge Aaron Wan-Bissaka as Manchester United’s first-choice right-back.Hip and groin problems have restricted the 20-year-old — signed by Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2018 — to just three appearan has confirmed De Bruyne has suffered an injury.”He [Kevin de Bruyne] fell downduled to pitch at some point next week.

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.

Mariners gunning for Josh Hamilton

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The have emerged as serious contenders for free-agent outfielder , . Our Insiders have previously noted the Mariners’ interest in Hamilton.

The M’s are very much angling to improve their offense, and plucking an MVP-caliber bat from a division rival would be a bold step toward that end. As Baker writes, though, much depends upon Hamilton’s incumbent team, the , and their designs on right-hander :

But the Rango Giampaolo is full of praise foCole says he can’t see a weakness in Frank Lampard’s first team.Chelsea signed off for the international break with victory over Crystal Palace.And Cole told BT Sport: “I think they’re quietly chipping away at it.“Frank won’t thank us for this, I tr AC Milan’s new management team.The former Sampdoria coach was signed by Milan directors Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban.Giampalo said, “I was struck by their seriousness, competence and passion. Maldini and Boban ers also remain engaged in a two-pronged battle with the Dodgers for the services of startingeat of CFR Cluj.Lazio won 1-0 thanks to Joaquin Correa’s goal to keep their qualifying hopes alive.“We have one last chance,” Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.“With a bit of luck, Celtic will compete in Romania and we’ll go for it in France.“Tonig pitcher Zack Greinke and would not be able to land both him and Hamilton.

Yahoo! reported that Hamilton’s agent, Michael Moye, met with Rangers GM Jon Daniels here at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and told him he would have an opportunity to match any offer sent Hamilton’s way. But if the Rangers decide to sign Greinke, they would not have enough left over to match any Hamilton offer as well.

The 31-year-old Hamilton is coming off a season in which he hit .285/.354/.577 with 43 home runs and 31 doubles, so his appeal is obvious.

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Baseball’s new playoff format gets rude welcome with infield fly chaos in Atlanta

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ATLANTA – The questionable call came out of left field, as the clutch-as-can-be remained alive while the great Braves star ‘ magical Hall-of-Fame career ended in a defeat. The game featured three Braves errors (one by Chipper), a debris delay courtesy of an unruly crowd, a quickly denied protest and a whole lot more controversy than hoped or bargained for.

The game surely lived up to its name as the first ever one-game, do-or-die wild-card playoff.

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The new format was intended to trigger excitement. But what baseball got instead was unwanted controversy.

A surprise infield fly call curtailed a late Braves rally, upsetting the Braves and especially their fans, some of whom put down their foam tomahawks long enough to hurl beer cans and half-filled airplane-style bottles onto left field to protest the call that aided the World Champion Cardinals, who reached the Division Series with their 6-3 victory.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez argued vehemently after the unexpected call came just as Cardinals rookie shortstop backed away from the ball after presumably thinking left fielder was about to catch it, letting it fall. Gonzalez immediately protested the call, but MLB VP Joe Torre quickly denUnited.The Daily Star says United are set to give on-loan forward Sanchez another chance to prove himself at the club.Sanchez joined Serie A club Inter Milan on a season-long loan during the summer after a nightmare 18 months at Old Trafford.Althoughied the protest, explaining that judgment calls can’t be overturned.

Gonzalez suggested afterward he doubted the call was correct, saying, “I thought the shortstop went a long, long, long way out.” Gonzalez also wondered how routine the play was considering the conditions, including crowd noise (and Kozma did indeed miss the ball).

The call was a killer, as it removed the batter, rookie , from first base, and instead of the bases being loaded with one out in the eighth inning, the Braves were left with runners at second and third and two out. The rally later died completely when Cardinals closer struck out with the bases loaded.

The call was crucial, but the Braves handled defeat professionally. They mostly focused on errors by three of their sure-handed infielders and their own missed opportunities, not the umpire’s possible error.

“Ultimately, when we look back at the loss,” a melancholy Jones said, “we need to look in the mirror.”

Left field umpire Sam Holbrook maintained that the other five umpires all agreed that his call was correct, and he felt reassured after watching the replay. Maybe so, but the infield fly rule was installed to protect the baserunners, and it’s a bit difficult to imagine Kozma was about to let that ball that was halfway between him and Holliday purposely drop to fool either of the two baserunners. He did appear to be camping under it before he inexplicably pulled away.

The call seemed pretty iffy here. So credit goes to the Braves for handling the difficult defeat as well as they did. When that observation was made to the Braves’ Michael Bourn, he pointed out that reporters missed the “cooling off period” when Braves players weren’t nearly so cool.

Jones, as honest as could be right ’til the very end, called the play a “gray area,” appearing to give the umpires significant rope when everyone in the stands was sure they were wrong (no surprise there). There was a 19-minute debris delay to clear the field of garbage while the Cards filede announced plans for a new stadium.The Milan giants want to demolish the San Siro and build a new ground next to the site.”We’ll have a new San Siro next to the old one, in the same area as the concession,” Diavolo patron Paolo Scaroni told ANSA.“ toward the dugout in their own “cooling off” time (for the fans).

The Braves’ talk, at least by the time the reporters got into the clubhouse, was mostly about how their own mistakes killed them.

“The one call isn’t the thing that determined the whole thing,” Bourn said.

Like Jones, Bourn opted for the mirror. “That wasn’t us out there tonight,” he said. “We pride ourselves on playing the game right. Tonight, we just didn’t have it going.”

Even starting pitcher , unbeatable as a starter going back to last year, wasn’t quite himself. The Braves had won 23 straight starts of his, but he took the loss, allowing five runs, two of them earned. He had allowed only 11 runs in 12 starts this year.

Medlen wasn’t as perfect as usual, but he wasn’t to blame, either. Jones made a throwing error that led to two unearned runs in a three-run fourth inning. Second baseman and Simmons both made errors, a shock considering the Braves led the National League in defense for 162 games. The Cardinals, a team of capitalizers, didn’t miss their chance to take advantage.

The Cardinals are making a habit of winning the close ones. Last year they survived four elimination games in the playoffs after reaching the postseason by one game with a late run, before finally winning the World Series in seven games. This year, they won the second wild-card spot, finishing six games behind tNelson Oliveira has cut ties with Norwich City.Norwich have announced the departure of striker Oliveira.He has joined Greek side AEK Athens on a permanent deal.The 27-year-old netted 20 goals in 70 appearances for the Canaries.he Braves while losing five of six to in the regular season.

Matt Holliday — who homered, singled, and was on base four times including once on the Jones error that could have been a double-play ball — chalked up their success to extended experience in “high intensity, winner-take-all” type games.

Of course, Holliday concluded, “I think it’s taking years off my life.”

To say nothing about how the Braves feel.

Jones felt responsible. “Unfortunately, the three errors cost us the ballgame, mine probably being the biggest.”

There was a lot of lamenting in Atlanta’s clubhouse. Some fans and observers may cry that it isn’t fair that the Braves, six games better than the Cardinals during the regular season, are out after one game. And Gonzalez wondered if the system might be “tweaked” next year. The answer is no, by the way.

Many of the Braves seemed a bit stunned that it was truly the end.

“It hasn’t even sunk in that our season’s over and Chipper’s career is over,” said , the surprise starter at catcher whose two-run home run gave the Braves a brief 2-0 lead.

“I don’t know if I’m sad or pissed,” Ross also said. “I don’t even know what emotion I have.”

The Braves fans weren’t nearly so conflicted. They figured the garbage they threw reflected the call that ended a very nice season.

 

Yankees prospect Manny Banuelos to miss 2013 due to Tommy John surgery

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pitching prospect Manny Banuelos will miss the entire 2013 season due to Tommy John surgery, the club announced Tuesday.Banuelos entered the season as the Yankees’ top pitching prospect and the club’s best overall prospect behind the since-traded . Baseball America ranked him the 29th best prospect in baseball this ed taking a close look at Birmingham City teen Jude Bellingham.United FA Cup winner Robins has been scouting Brum thoroughly as his Coventry side are ground-sharing St Andrews with Brum this term.And he can see why his old club are trying to buy the year after placing him 41st on the list prior to the 2011 season.In six starts for Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barrter to prevent Billy Sharp’s goal after their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.Howe was left “disappointed” after their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.Defender Chris Mepham’s first Premier League goal, which came after 62 minutes, appeared to have sette, Banuelos mustered just a 4.50 ERA, allowing 10.9 hits per nine innings. Now just 21 years old, Banuelos will still b a move away from AS Roma.A change has been mooted this summer, with Tottenham among clubs keen on the youngster.”He has a four-year contract and I see no reason why he’d think of leaving,” Igor Zaniolo told Centro Suono Sport radio.“However, if the relatively young for the league when he returns to action in 2014.

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Mets could use Mike Pelfrey as a reliever in 2013

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New York manager Terry Collins will consider using starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey as a reliever next season, to the Newark Star-Ledger’s Andy McCullough.

Pelfrey made just three starts in 2012 before undergoing Tommy John surgery in early May. He finished the season with a 2.49 ERA and 1.42 WHIP.

Eligibile for arbitration for the final time this offseason, Pelfrey, who made nearly $5.7 million in 2012, also could be a nontender candidate for the Mets.

Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey and Jonanthon Niese will make up three-fifths of the Mets’ 2013 rotatiler insists Western Sydney Wanderers are capable of beating all their A-League opponents ahead of Saturday’s clash with Melbourne City at AAMI Park.With eight games remaining, the Wanderbout a personal target.Mourinho says working for Massimo Moratti’s Inter was his best time in football as he delivered the club the Treble.”After the first year in Milan, when I won the ‘Scudetto’, I understood the passion of the Interisti world. I iers sit three points behind sixth-placed Western United with a gon, and rookie Matt Harveyseems likely to be tabbed as the No. 4 starter. If Pelfrey’s recovery from Tommy John surgery goes smoothly and the Mets bring him back next season, he could be in the mix for the fifth spot.

For more u youth this season has been unusual.With Chelsea this season fielding one of their youngest sides in Premier League history, the role of the experienced captain perhaps has extra significance as a new era at the club is forged.”It is a new challenge p-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow

Reds’ Todd Frazier to step in for hobbled Scott Rolen

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As the Reds prepared for life again with first baseman  there was plenty of hand wringing over what would happen with rookie , who jumped to the front of the Rookie of the Year class in Votto’s absence.

That dilemma might have sorted itself out. thirs delighted with their 3-0 Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen.Gonzalo Higuain, Federico Bernardeschi and Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed the goals.“I liked the way Bernardeschi trained over the last few days, Aaron Ramsey needed a rest, and we knd baseman is out with a bad back and will likely miss at least this weekend’s series with the . Rolen had an MRI that showed a protrusion in two discs in his lower back, .

“Since my setback in [Aug. 9-12], I’ve been uncomfortable and not able to perform and move offensively and defensively the way I hoped to have by this point,” .

In 12 games since the Reds played in Chicago, Rolen has gone 9 for 41 (.220) without a home run. In his 12 games before the Chicago series, he was 15 for 37 (.405) with two home runs.

Frazier played third base in the Reds’ game on Wednesday, Votto’s first since knee surgery.

In the 48 games that Frazier played with Votto on the DL, he hit .300/.347/.500 with eight home runs and the Reds recorded a 33-15 record in those games. Frazier has started 55 games at third base this season, 36 at first base, five in left field and one as a DH. Last season, he played two games at second base and two at shortstop. Overall, he’s hitting .289/.347/.531 with 18 home runs and 62 RBI.

“Everyone wants to know what’s going to happen next week,” Reds manager Dusty Baker told reporters (). “I don’t even think it’s right to ask. But I answer it to the best of my ability. But you don’t know. You never have enough pitching, you never have enough players, you never have enough anything.

“Something always works out. Sometimes, you’ve got to let life run its course. I’m just glad we have the personnel we have.”

Reds shortstop is also missing his third straight game with a sore back. is starting Friday’s game against the Astros. the Foxes will le scouts posted for Brescia’s Seria A clash with Juventus on Tuesday night.United will have Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali watched, says Gazzetta dello Sport.The 19-year-old, who has been compared to Andrea Pirlo due to his playing style and long set Maguire sign for United – but only if the Red Devils meet their £80million valuation.Reports this weekend suggested Manchester United had agreed to pay £80million for the England international centre-back.But sources from both clRookie made his big-league debut on Wednesday at shortstop.

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A’s make deal to acquire veteran catcher Kottaras

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The A’s have made a deal to acquire catcher George Kottaras from the Brewers, sources said.

Kottaras will go to Oakland, which is already deep at catcher. It isn’t clear yet how the A’s will make room for Kottaras, a 29-year-old veteran who had been dit fring the talented winger home this summer.Reports have claimed Sane is keen on a return to Bundesliga, hence his reluctance to sign a contract extension.But The Telegraph claims the 24-year-old might remain at City and could start negotiations when heom agent Pere Guardiola.AS says Diaz now counts on his father, Sufiel Abdelkader Mohand, as his agent. Sufi has already informed Real his son doesn’t want to leave on-loan this season.Guardiola will remain part of the team as an advish believes Bournemouth can finish in the top-half of the Premier League table.The Cherries have started the season with four points from two games.And Smith thinks they can solidify their place in the top-ten.When asked what the target is this seasoner, though esignated for assignment.

The A’s have starter veteran Kurt Suzuki and roke Derek Norris, a promising hitter who’s off to a slow start, batting .206 with three homers.

Yadier Molina sets new career high for homers in a season

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Sunday night against the , catcher hit his 15th home run of the 2012 season. That wouldn’t normally be such a huge deal, especially since the Reds are in first and ended up sweeping the Cardinals with a win Sunday night. But it was Molina’s 15th home run of the season, meaning he’s already established a new career high. Check out the numbers:

• From 2005-2010, Molina averaged six homers in 424 at-bats per season.

• In 2011, Molina hit 14ady to move to PSG.Coutinho has made it no secret he has been unsettled at Barca these past six months.Sport says a move to PSG could now be on after the midfielder agreed personal terms with the Parisians.PSG are yet to formally contact Barca about home runs in 475 at-bats.

• So farlly settling at Anfield.Fabinho says Mane has been crucial to his personal turnaround.”Sadio Mane is a genuinely impressive player, he’s tireless, playing in every game with such high levels of intensity and concentration,” he told the Reds’ official in 2012, Molina has 15 home runs in just 288 at-bats.

So what’s up with the power surge?

Numbers-wise, he’s simply far more powerful than he ever has been before. He’s actually hitting less fly balls than he has in the past, but those fly balls are becoming home runs at a significantly higher rate. In his entire career, 6.7 percent of his fly balls have left the yard. This year it’s happening at a rate of higher than 17 percent.

Otherwise, we’re looking at a guy who came up from the minors at a young age largely due to defensive prowess and has been progressively improving his offense through experience — such as becoming more aware of how certain pitchers like to work him — and hard work on his offensive mechanics.

Whatever he’s doing, it’s working. Molina has become a legitimate power source. Last decade, that just didn’t seem possible.

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Ozzie Guillen is ‘ready to erupt’

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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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George Brett enlists Twitter to help find his dog

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Here’s a happy story — which, well, is right in my wheelhouse.There’s nothing that gets to me quite like the search for a lost dog — and when it’s the lost dog of my childhood hero? Well, you’ve got me hooked.Here’s the good news first:

We got him! Thank you for all the support! It is so touchAS Roma midfielder Maxime Gonalons is being lined up for a move to England.Gonalons has just completed his loan with Sevilla and remains a player registered to Roma.However, Gazzetta dello Sport says he is set to be on the move again – this time to England.Everton and especially West Ham are both interested in the France international.And Roma are happy to sell for a price of €4m.ing to see how many people care! You all were a big help! Thank you

— George Brett (@GeorgeHBrett) The Hall of Famer lost his black labradoodle named Charlie on Tuesday night and put out an APB on Twitter to find him.

Please help: My dog has gone missing. his name is Charlie and he is a black labradoodle. HELP Please. Pic to follow!

— George Brett (@GeorgeHBrett) Brett rpool are seeking two key senior signings for the summer market.The Reds are planning a transfer swooptalks with Emerson about a new deal.Gazzetta dello Sport says the current agreement with the 25-year-old Brazilian runs to 2022.The Londoners are now ready to increase his salary to €5m, plus bonuses. Now he earns €3.9m.Emerson moved to Chelsea f for a RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner this summer, reports the Athletic.Liverpool will lose Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah for up to six weeks next sejoined Twitter earlier this month and quickly found a good way to utilize it. Of his 54 tweets to his more than 10,000 followers, 40 were about Charlie, including an attempt to get the hashtag #FindCharlie trending. Luckily the Charlie returned to the Brett family’s Mission Hills, Kansas home on Wednesday and we can all breathe easier.Here’s a photo of the happy couple: