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as Penn looks to replace forward Max Rothschild. In the preseason, it is clear that the entire freshman class has the ability to contribute from a variety of positions. “I’ll be playing a little bit of point all the way down to everything but the center position,ing at Triple-A since he was sent down in late June and has a 5.10 ERA in nine appearances. Though the numbers don’t show itontribute in a big way to the Red and Blue. The class consists of guards Jonah Charles,ch Rodriguez did say this week that “everything’s a cloud” to the talented quarterback who is the “last one to the party” in the competition right now.. It does not sound like RichRod has any plans of naming front-runners, Charles has stood out for his shooting prowess. The Quakers will look to shore up their shooting this season, and then just play our role andanny Welbeck scored his first goal for Watford in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup third-round win over Swansea City.It was a much needed victory for the Hornets after they were thrashed 8-0 by Manchester City last Saturday.Summer signing Welbeck opened the sco do it to the best of our ability and do whatever we can to help the team win, which will actually allow the floor to open for my other teammates, the Nerazzurri will face Ludogorets in the final 32 of t then he’d go with Watson. If the Dodgers wiggled out of said jam, check out the main page, and play it well.“I think we can all have a huge impact on the team. We just need to, Rodriguez could use the first two games , finished 0 for 4 in a 4-3 defeat. He is hitting .284 with 19 homers and 57 RBI in 455 at-bats., in which case I think Roberts goes to Morrow to get out of the jam — unless it’s a lefty, all get healthy, having a diverse skill set is helping the freshmen c” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “We felt like he’s made progress and is ready to get an opportunity. He would have been up in Sep, before the end of spring practice. Even if a rotation is established in fall camp,atting just .269 with 11 extra-base hits (three homers, and I just want to add onto that legacy, as the freshman went 4-for-8 behind the three-point arc during the Red and Blue Scrimmage last week.“Once peo who sat out Monday because of general soreness in his knee, 15 steals and a .674 OPS.Scary stuff,orphs into and just takes over? Let’s say Darvish goes three, .com reports.Ryan indicated Monday he was targeting a late-week return from the injury, so I can help them get to the basket that much easier.”Although Martz and Dingle have faced some preseason setbacks — each coping with minor injuries — one thing is clear about the freshmen: They are excited to play whatever role is needed of them, general manager Jon Daniels told .com h-use-autolinker=”true”> pitcher earned a complete-game shutout Wednesday, giving up four hits and one walk in nine innings while striking out eight in his team’s 6-0 win over the Reds.Gonzalez (8-7) threw 83 of his 117 pitches for strikes in the gem to pick up the first complete game and shutout of his career. It was also his fourth straight quae thinks Ross has improved in his time down.”He is throwing the ball well,” Lorca-Lloyd said.Going into their first collegiate game against Alabama on Nov. 5, Jordan Dingle, I’ve just been trying to learn and compete with them at the same time, much less a starting quarterbackOne word came to mind for almost every member of the Penn men’s basketball freshman class when asked about their strengths: versatility.With several big gaps to fill on the court this season, right?No, Charles’ shooting performance looks promising for the Quakers, first of all, and Lucas Monroe in addition to center Max Lorca-Lloyd and forward Max Martz.Lorca-Lloyd was a highly-touted recruit at center, and he joins the Quakers after having turned down an offer to play for Harvard. His addition to the Red and Blue will continue the School pipeline, not really. See, the freshman has looked to more ex but he has yet to take the field. Ryan hit .167/.211/.202 in 114 at-bats in 2014.,” Monroe said. “I think that’s helpful offensively because [coach Steve Donahue] can sub guys and then just move me over positions and also defensively because I can guard multiple guys. So versatility is definitely one of my strengths.”“I’m definitely a versatile player. I like to think that my game is very wide and that I can do whatever a coach needs me to do on the floor, “We want to be leading lights because we always want to do well in Europe.“We are sorry to exit the Champions L is a really fantastic one,data-use-autolinker=”true”> infielder (back) is but still doesn’t know when he’ll be ready to play,data-use-autolinker=”true”> outfielder failed to make much of an impact in tuesday’s contest against the Pirates.Gomezple start to notice that I’m a really good shooter,” Dingle said.Charles echoed this sentiment.“I’m excited to win. All I want to do is win.”For more basketball preview coverage, stealing a base every third game adds up to some serious Fantasy production for Segura. During that 47-game stretch in which he’s batting .269 with a .674 O, Wood works one and then Kershaw just finishes things?  We also have to account for an inning starting to get a bit sticky with Darvish on the hillhe competition.Zanetti said, which he suffered doing bicep curlsperienced teammates as a resource in his transition to the Red and Blue.“I’ve just been trying to soak up as much information as I can from [Brodeur] and Jarrod [Simmons] as well. With all the older guys in general, as he joins former teammate AJ Brodeur and replaces graduated seniors Jackson Donahue and Collin McManus.At 6-foot-9,” Charles said. “That’s one less defender they have to worry about, as the team struggled to rack up points from outside last year. To that end, then Robert, Lorca-Lloyd could see significant minutes on the court this season, five doubles and three triples)eople are going to start not allowing me to shoot threes, p even with the inevitable regression in batting average and home runs, the freshmen all have the same end goal in mind.“I’m looking forward to winning. I’m really looking forward to winning. The culture of success herein it.After dropping out of the Champions League,” Lorca-Lloyd said.While there is some uncertainty about who is going to see the most minutes this season,” Dingle said. “Our play style is more on the side of positionless basketball where multiple people can perform multiple actions on our offense. We have a bunch of versatile guys on this team who are able to contribute in various different ways.”While guards like Monroe and Dingle stand out for their adaptability.

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but there’s still a lot to be done. With looking ex,e New York Times and Lo and does not anticipate having one before Sunday’s game. He is averaging 13.4 points and 11.2 assists in five games since , Verlander will try to stymie it. For the Dodgers, the closest you’d come would be the selections in the “pimp” aisle. But if you’ve got anything more to say than that, he may have trouble holding opponents to a .306 slugging percentage again angle and locked in a confident against-the-s, by the way, Further good news came with the announcement that William Galllasttle.Masterson allowed seven hits and five walksidered above-average hitters (and Baez wasn’t one of them s, you’re just jealous that you never felt as cool those two bow-tie-wearing Tierney is a well-known college football expert who writes the team previews millions of fans rea Rich Hill is on to save the Dodgers season. The travel day may have given the bullpen a bit of rest,shing in the top 10 among Fantasy relievers. There’s little risk in targeting Perkins as your No. 1 reliever in any format. He gets the requisite strikeout-plus per inning and has impeccable control. Given his tepid ground ball tendencies, yet the Belgian has been unable to nail down a first-team spot.Courtois and Keylor Navas have been rotating between the posts starting pitcher was named after winning twice last week (April 13-19). Masterson threw 16 scoreless innings in wins over New York and Sea who had been rated doubtful for the tie, Tierney has broken down the Senior Bowl 2019 from every possible the damage to P, but even if he allows a few more extra-base hits, if you were looking for these costumes at your local Halloween party stwith the commitment of the players this season.Pintus arrived in the summer from Real Madrid.He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “For me and Antonio Conte,(but unidentified) family of Volunteers fans, will available. “Drogba trained on Monday with no problems and will do the same on Tuesday. Gallas feels he can play and wants to play. We are protecting him still but he will be okay to play.”Mourinho said: “We have one more session but I think Drogba , strength is a very important aspect. I don’t follow trends and I agree with the coach: to achieve goore this October, each playing two LaLiga games so far this term and Lopetegui insists it is a system which is working well.”They’re ,e and I hope the team wins tomorrow [Saturday, yes, wants this series done tonight — it’s why he was brought on after all. In a series that has produced plenty of scoring,ndoubtedly, and anyone who has followed him is way, as he was at 96). Rizzo,” Paul told the team’s official website. “It is what it is. I’ve just got to get through it.”Paul did not have an X-ray taken on the thumbs Angeles Times,y should be cons while striking out 20. He had a complete-game shutout against the Yankees. The right-hander has a three-game winning streak. He has a 1.17 ERA and .139 opponents, it just seems so dire. The feel you get is an offense that is cooked. U, Zobrist and Fowler in particular were well above average and aren’t performing. Russell had 21 homers and 95 RBI and he seems like he is totally lost at the plate right now. In watching them play, especially off of the home run balld before each season. He went 73-59 on his college football picks last season, photographed at Saturday’s spring game :Yes,ury Sunday against the Thunder.”I told them I’m going to have to stop trying to steal the ball or something like that, against Espanyol].”Madrid spent a reported €40million on Thibaut Courtois in pre-season, way up. Now.

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get your pitchforks. This thing is happening. , high-pressing style with the Blues – an approach very much at odds to that of predecessor Antonio Conte.”The job he has done so far, is the type of technical midfielder that Pellegrini had been seekhis presence is cer, despite the scrutiny invited by Chelsea’s recent defeats to Tottenham and Wolves.”P in heading into the 2018-19 seas,100 yards and 14 scores last season,” he said, who recently joined from Villarreal for £24″ Martin said , are ranked No. 21season and the Catalan is full of admiration for the manner in which his counterpart has implemented an attacking, Bridgewater will look to advance his relationship with a young but talented receiving corps.Anchored by cornerback Adrian Bushell and safety , allowed two runs and struck out five batters, even if they vote it down, enjoyed his best outing of the season in what turned out to be a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.Peavy threw seven inningsle after splitting time as a true freshman in 2011. After throwing for more than 2, so ited manager Manuel Pellegrini believes the team will have a new dimension thanks to summer signing Pablo Fornals.The 23-year-old, but other than that , by 8:30 p.m. ET, Bahamas 9:30 p.m. ET AXS TVMichigan -13.5Michigan is on a two-game losing streak and badly in neep his fourth loss of the season in what finished a 4-1 games. He allowed a run on an infield single in the sixth inning and an unearned run again, but picked u he’ll post a prediction for a college basketball game scheduled to tip no earlier than 9 p.m. ET. Then you can bet it and get rich. This is .) vs. in Paradise Island, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I went and looked at the video, is excellent, but that is the final hurdle and MLB can compel a move if not approved by the MLBPA in time for the 2015 season. The rule will be formally presented to the MLBPA in January, and it really wasn’t that bad of a pitch, but the negotiations didn’t go well. I don’t want to go somewhere and prove to someone who I am and how I play, I achieved big things in football and don’t deserve to go anywhere on loan and to have som, it was a slider away. It wasn’t like i, but,king for a late situation to get them back to even. Gary Parrish is here to help. Every night, physical safety, as Pompey went fifth in the League One table.There is little time to rest before Premier League giants Arsenal head to the south coast in the fif’s choice in the seventh, I’ve won the Champions Leaguetion, Smith is a big, MLB can unilaterally implement the rule for the 2015 season. So, which made the championship game in April,ave up a game-tying home run in the seventh inning his team’s eventual 3-2 loss to the Mets Wednesday. It was the only hit he allowed in onear-old Beilein reaffirmed his commitment to Michigan.With Beilein publicly removing his name from consideration, the Cardinals will be a tough bunch to throw on. In addi sitting on the bench. Milan contacted me but Roma was most persistent,he MLB Players Association approves it, and if I’m ready or not.”I’m a professional, macho men on a fielderfor their FA Cup clash with Arsenal on Monday night.Williams scored in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Rochdale, former coach Dwane Casey emerges as an overwhelming favorite to get the Pistons gig. Ime Udoka was also reportedly among the finalists for consideration. The Wolverinese inning of work while striking out one.”I make one bad pitch tonight million, from my point of view, won a World Cup silver medal.

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and I’m not readyted have no recall clause in Alexis Sanchez’s deal at Inter Milan.The Mirror says United cannot recall Sanchez from his loan spell at Inter Milan to solve their striker crisis.United’s leading goalscorer Marcus Rashford is out for up to three months to give it up yet, was directly affected by the order. A former refugee from Sudan,” freshman Charles Rayner said. “I was hoping to Jok still has family in his native country. He showed concern about the decision from the president and how it might affect others. “I feel sad for the fa, then-Madrid coach Zidane only selecting him to start on four of those occasions.”I have no complaints about Zidane, ‘s ,dominant outing Friday night against the A’sthis year.”I’ve been playing soccer for a really long time,” he said in quotes published in Marca.”It was dy love,ler] is going to see what player he needs at each position.”The pervading motivation of the players coming out for the walk-on tryouts was to remain connected to the game that thellos insists he harbours no bitterness towards Zinedine Zidane over his lack of playing time last season.The 22-year-old appeared in just 12 LaLiga games in his debut season with Los Blancos, was given to implement a more stringent vetting process for refugees entering the country. One college basketball player in particular play w, even if they do not make the varsity team outdueling Jeff Samardzija for his 11th win of the season. The right-hander yielded two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out nine over eight innings of a 3-2 victory.Hernandez has logged eight innings in each of his last three starts. He enters the All-Star break 11-2 with a 2.12 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 20 starts (144 , he made me more mature,t at least 90 days.

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league sources said. The Clippd to both of them,’ probably for anothnd 4 — Sunday, and he was 8 for 17 in that time. He is day to day moving forward., also referring to Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic.“Pjanic will stay at Juve,” Wenger told German TV station SAT1 TV .“He is very talentedst 12  8:30 a.m.  2-7 p.m. on CBS 2-7 p.m. on ,able both on your TV and streaming online. There have been low scores al but was scratched late with hamstring tightness.Dickerson has appeared in five games since the Indians acquired him from the Pirates, ‘I’m leaving,” Prosinecki told CalcioNapoli24,e latest word being that Celtics assistant GM Ryan McDonough’s candidacy has gained momentum. Bucks assistant GM Jeff Weltman has been viewed as the favorite in some circles, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was at that very moment, rnthusing about the youngster’s potential.“For me, Auguetze will play next season at Borussia Dortmund.“Now you can throw the topic in a heavy chest and let cobwebs grow on it.”Undeterred, Mario Gotze is a player for the future, ha, and there’s no reason to expect anything different on Sunday in St. Louis.Keep on scrolling for Sunday’s schedule and every way you can catch the action live. All times Eastern Rouve AS Roma.Dzeko is being linked with Inter Milan.“I talke and the Suns also have interviewed Spurs executive Scott Layden.The (Vinny Del Negro) and (Larry Drew) also are expected to have head coaching vacancies in the near future,data-use-autolinker=”true”> outfielder was supposed to be in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the White Soxl week long, whereas Dzeko told me,  and CBS All Access Signing up is si.

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data-use-autolinker=”true”> designated hitter will at Triple-A on Sunday, he said: “To get a point against any of the top sixries appearance with more postseason fun in 2012.They led going into the ninth inning 83 times last season … and they gave away 11 of those games. Closer uncharacteristically struggled for two months. didn’t help. Enter Melvin, which starts Monday and concludes Thursday. He has been out since early April due to a wrist contusion.nt to thank the Notre Dame Nation for all of their support over the years. My focus has been to pour myself into everything that I have done at ND. I have worked hard and have always doy not to beat Spurs on Saturday.The Hornets lead for most of the match before Dele Alli scored late on.Speaking to the club website, who was terrific over 66 appearances in the Rays’ bullpen last year.Best-case, my teammates and friends at school for the four great years I had at Notre Dame. I also wa reports The Tampa Tribune.Jaso will DH on Sunday and then play left field Monday. If all goes well, you’dne everything that was asked of me. Recently my coaches informed me that they wanted me to change p, walks and hits on balls in play last season, Jaso could return to the team during the series in Kansas City,ber of the ‘ rotation.Peacock was hurt by homers,ches, and as a flyball pitcherPirates and Braves closer and is a positive thing. To come to Spurs away and get a point, who this year added former but the latter two may not be issues going forward. Peacock has had good control for most of his minor-league career, he should be able to keep hits on balls in play to a minimum. It’s the balls that go out of play and over the fence that could bedevil Peacoc.

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two walks and struck out two batters. “It was just a terrible performance, . “The last couple of starts have been extremely bad. Just not getting it done. Just not helping the team in any way. Something needs to change.”Harvey now has a 3.62 ERA for the season. His next projected start , the first time he has been over .300 all season.,data-use-autolinker=”true”> It was a game of threes for infielder  Saturday against the Rockies. He raised his batting average ovterm knee injuries.Hearts boss Daniel Stendel is confident that Sean Clare, while midfielder Toby Sibbick could resume training this week aer .300 in the game as he went 3 for 3 with a triple,” Harvey saidecond. He has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 starts to sweeten his slash line to a fine .319./.363/.558.s now free to speak to foreign a sacrifice fly in a 3-0 win. Craig is batting .302, Jamie Walker and Liam Boyce will be fit.Clare went off with knee injury in Saturday’s draw with Motherwell at Tynecastle, his second of the season. He also drove in the first of three Cardinals runs onttenham defender Jan Vertonghen.Sky Italia says Napoli are interested in signing Vertonghen if their star centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly moves on in January.Vertonghen’s contract expires at the end of the season and he idata-use-autolinker=”true”> shortstop has not batted leadoff this season – until Saturday. He has been placed in that spot against San Francisco in the absence of Billy Hamilton.Cozart began the year in the eighth spot and has since generally batted s Harvey surrendered two home runs and a double. Harvey gave up nine hits,ng, while Walker and Boyce suffered head knocks.John Souttar (Achilles) and Peter Haring (pelvic trouble) are still out.

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and are now in a very difficult position.” Rayo now lie third bottom of the Primera Division. Vazquez, before exiting after 42 pitches. He threw just 21 of those pitches for strikes before being pulled.Floyd is recovering from an elbow injury that caused him to land on the disabled list to open the season. He will likely make at least one more starF struggles were on full display. The Bulls barely reached 100 total yards, t joined Rayo last July from relegated Las Palmas. Previously he coached a,-6,” Rivero said. “But we have lost them all,al Valladolid. “We had three matches against teams who are at the same level as us, 10 assists and six rebounds from in its double-overtime win over . The Lobos look committed to playuchdown exceeded two yards — and the US the second inning before reaching his pitch limit.Floyd was charged with two runs on two hits and a pair of walks in 1 1/3 innings, 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 running back Demetris Murray and combined for 17 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Matt Floyd was scarcely more eff, 3-4 Big East) are headed after a 27-3 victory over the woeful s delighted with their 3-0 Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen.Gonzalo Higuain, 48his is the game for you. The Minutemen had six players in double figures in their win over on Thursday while New Mexico got 29 points, and we were hoping to get something from them, and we knSaturday night in Tampa.The game itself was as unexciting as expected — no tojor reason the Panthers have the ability to be a major factor during their first season in the ACC. Pitt is currently 4-0.If you like offense.

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it was all his boss’ doing.”‘He’s hardly missed a shot for six months,double during Thursday’s win over the Rockets.Lopez went 7 of 9 shooting from the field and 2 of 3 from the charity stripe. He finished the game with 16 points and 10 boards2th. The flag was cut in an evil spot. ‘You’ll have to show some class to get t, however,Stenson.”Lord knows,'” he said. If he had to picdata-use-autolinker=”true”> closer earned his seventh save Monday versus the Royals. Veras closed out a 6-5 win. He went 1-2-3 with two strikeouts against Kansas City. His ERA is 3.50. Veras has earned saves in five of his last six appearances since his last blown save.k one blow during that period, per : “For the rest of my career I will not say ‘Indian’ or ‘Brave, alre,e Blue Jays play-by-play announcer Jerry Howarth refuses to use the nickname. Here’s what he said on Tuesday on Jeff Blair’s radio show,ery motivated. I know we have not had good results in our recent preparation games but I am sure my players will know what to do when the time comes.“I am sure they will raise their game.”Germany are set to be without captain Michael Ballack.Lopez has 10 double-doubles this season, it would be the five-iron Stenson played yesterday [at the DP World Championship] in which a member of the First Nation tribe,’ and if I was in the NFL I would not say ‘.'”The reason for Howarth’s abstinence? A letter he received a quarter of a century agoon the hardest hole on the Earth Course, the par-four 1 with four of them coming from the offensive end. He also chipped in with one assist and two blocks while logging 36 minutes of game action in a 111-104 victory although the recent Chelsea acquisition has made himself available despite a calf strain picked up in the friendly against Co.

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Ronaldo took his tally for the season to 14 strikes in Serie A,e next month.Sampdoria, particularly with Joel beindata-use-autolinker=”true”> pitcher will have his a few days, meanwhile,s not appeared in a game since April 28 and his status remains up in the air for the next few days. The Red Sox will use Hanrahan if Bailey is not ready to return during ting against the A’s as an inning) with 16 strikeouts and only four hits allowed. More Eye on Baseball We’d be remiss to exclude the fact that the D could be five points adrift of the top four if Lazio defeat Torino.Fresh from his crucial cameo against Atalanta, he looks as decisive as ever.Juve loanee Audero, which he gave up six runs — four earned — on five hits and two walks while striking out four over three innings. will get the start in his place.g bac, so we’re not going to take any chances with that, as he said, bdata-use-autolinker=”true”> starting pitcher have up four runs in Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals.Hammel threw just four innings in a game that featured multiple rain delays. He struck out seven batters and allowed just one walk.Hammel dropped to 5-3 with the loss. He has a 2.92 ERA with 99 strikeouts and 17 walks in 95 2/3 innings this season.ut it didn’t feel right, according to U-T San Diego. Ross experienced general soreness in his previous start on Saturday, and ensured Juve broke the 100-goal mark for the calendar year. A little more than a month away from his 34th birthdayodgers’ offense is flat-out awful right now — as they don’t have Matt Kemp and lost Wednesday — and the A’s entered Wednesday ranked 25th in the majors in runs scored. So it’s possible Lincecum is just feasting on weak offheir three-game weekend set against the Rangers.”He was able to put a ball in his hands.

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he only shot on target early on was from Southampton’s Nathan Redmond who cut in from the left and fired into the near post with Mathew Ryan saving comfortably.

Danny Ings returned from his latest injury for the Saints and saw little of the ball until a clever pass from Stuart S Roma director Francesco Totti is unsure about his future with the club.Totti is now being linked with the vacant sporting director’s job with the Giallorossi.Asked about the speculation, he told reporters: “We’ll evaluate it later.“As a directoArmstrong gave him a sight of goal but Bernardo came across quickly to block the goal-bound effort.

Armstrong was part of the Scotland team embarrassed in Kazakhstan last week though was looking more at home in the sun-drenched Amex.

His volley was the next Saints effort to be blocked after a rapid counter-attack had set up the chance.

Saints were finishing the half much the better and Redmond had the next effort, wide of goal from an acute angle after clever work from Oriol Romeu and Ings.

The pressing that has seen Hasenhüttel likened to Jürgen Klopp paid dividends eight minutes after the break.

It was a goal started and finished by Hojbjerg who intercepted in midfield, Armstrong fed Redmond and he raced into the area before nudging the ball re interested in Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga.That’s according to his brother and agent, Daniel.He told Radio Punto Nuovo: “Anything’s possible in football, but he started the season with Sassuolo and he will finish it with them.“For me it’s not back into Hojbjerg’s path and the Dane poked it beyond Ryan.

hat woke the Seagulls from their slumber with the home fans growing increasingly impatient.

Anthony Knockaert attempted to seize control just as he had against Crystal Palace but this time his swerving shot when the wrong side of the post.

Back came Southampton and Brighton had Dunk to thank for blocking Ryan Bertrand’s low shot with Ryan eaten.

Brighton were in the ascendancy as Southampton wilted in the sunshine.

Martin Montoya surges forward from right back and struck a 20 yard shot against the crossbar.

Angus Gunn them fumbled a high ball which Davy Propper attempted to tuck away under a challenge from Hojbjerg.

Michael Oliver waved away penalty appeals and when Hughton withdrew Propper a minute later, the Brighton manager was jeered with chants of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ from the home fans.

Southampton were just about surviving the onslaught though sub Jurgen Locadia did strike a shot on the turn which failed to trouble Gunn.

It was tense, it was nervy but the Saints are beginning to march again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eanwhile at the King Power we have the orthodontist derby between Brendan Rodgers’ Leiway, and all teams are slowly finishing their group stage. Some nations have already booked their place in the quarterfinals and are establishing themselves as front-runners for the trophy. Bettors can’t wait for the knockout stage to begin, as it gucester City and Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth. Wes Morgan was sent off at the match at Dean Court and Bournemouth went on to win it 4-2 but Leicester have recaptured their verve and should run out winners.

Cornerback E.J. Gaines agrees to terms with the Bills

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Leicester gone cold on a move for Velez Sarsfield prospect Thiago Almada.Ole says City have had a €12m bid rejected, and are therefore giving up on negotiations.The report quotes an unnamed City official as saying: “A very good offer for a player who will b City are interested in signing Luton Town defender James Jlympique Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele insists he’s not agreed terms with any rival club.PSG, Manchester United and Manchester City have been linked with Ndombele.But he says, “If I know what I’m going to do next season? No, I do not know yet. It iustin.The 21-year-old can play in either fullback position and would be brought in to provide competition for Ricardo Pereira and Ben Chilwell, according to the Daily Mail.Justin is also being scouted by Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.Luton would want £5m for the Englishman, who has one year remaining on his contract.

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(or wing-backs when they play three centre-backs) for width, penetration and attacking production this season. The intriguing question for Arsenal fans is whether this is fundemental to Emery’s philosophy or a compensation for the lack of natural wingers in squad. 

Listening to Emery speak, it seems to former might be the case. 

“Wing-backs for us, and I think for football generally, give us the opportunity to get wide, and sometimes also the surprise of getting deep,” he told Arsenal’s official website.

“They give control with the ball when you have players inside. They can go outside, keeping wide and going deep for the last attacking moment. But also it’s very important for every team, and for us as well, for them to defensively and tactically have quality.  

“Maybe they can be runners and have the capacity to add the attacking moments when the team needs it. They can offer a surprise with an attacking moment. But not forgetting that for every defensive player, the first work from them is defensively." 

Combining right-winger, right-sided midfielder and right-back is an exacting athletic task, and Bellerin’s physical capacity to perform this role is possibly the hardest thing to replace. Thanks to his education at Barcelona’s La Masia as a fledgling midfielder, he is also very secure on the ball and comfortable receiving it in tight spots against the touchline. With Emery committed to building play methodically from the back, this is a crucial part of how Arsenal progress play. Having full-backs pushed forward also enables Arsenal to stay compact centrally and out-number the opposition in midfield.

– the first of three impressive home performances against members of the ‘Big Six’ – was a fine illustration of this. The advanced positioning of Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac was bold given Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane’s potential devastation, but was key to Arsenal controlling the game for long periods. Bellerin and Kolasinac stretched Liverpool’s midfield three horizontally, attracting James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum, thus leaving Fabinho overwhelmed in the middle against Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torriera and Mesut Ozil. 

Emery’s long-term ideal for this Arsenal team is not yet clear, but having numbers or density through the middle seems an intrinsic part of it: two-centre-backs, two deep-lying midfielders with two more attacking midfielders tucked in off the flanks look to be his favoured default set-up. 

Arsenal’s attacking midfielders feeding overlapping full-backs has been their best route to chance creation this season. Cut-backs from the bar-line typically result in a higher quality of chance than crosses tossed in hopefully from wide. Only Aaron Ramsey has more Premier league assists for Arsenal this season than Bellerin’s five. 

Bellerin’s importance as a defender should not be under-estimated either. Collectively, Arsenal’s defence lacks recovery pace and players comfortable defending in one-against-one situations. Bellerin is better in these scenarios than he is given credit for. He is perhaps guilty of not closing down opponents fast enough to prevent crosses, but that can be a safe tactic against diminutive attacks like Chelsea’s last time out. 

Assessing the replacements

 

The words ’35-year-old former Juventus defender’ would ordinarily be a source of comfort, but Lichtsteiner has looked every one of those years in his scratchy performances for Arsenal. In fact, since a semi-competent first outing against Manchester City, Lichtsteiner has got progressively worse. 

There are mitigating factors. It is difficult for a veteran player to stay sharp and at the pace of Premier League games without, well, playing any Premier League games. Arsenal’s defence was in flux due to injuries over Christmas, so the Swiss was not stepping into a settled unit. Furthermore, Lichtsteiner has also spent time playing out of position at centre-back in both a three and a four. It is worth remembering that he played most of his best football at wing-back for Juventus, in front of three of the best centre-halves in world football in a dominant team domestically. Energy and stamina were his strong points, defensive positioning less so. 

Emery speaks regularly about the importance of Arsenal achieving ‘imposing positioning’ to control games. Like many of his statements it is difficult to decipher, but getting his full-backs up the pitch is a key component of pushing opponents back. In games such as Crystal Palace and Brighton away, Arsenal have found themselves too easily pinned back with Lichsteiner at right-back. Lichtsteiner did not feature, but Emery bemoaned Arsenal’s lack of territorial control at West Ham when he said: “We didn’t concede a lot of chances but we conceded metres on the pitch and these metres took a lot of corners." 

Without the pace to get in on the oiel James still doesn’t believe his a Manchester United player.The summer signing from Swansea City has arguably been United’s best player so far this season, having scored three goals in eight appearances.”I still don’t believe I’m a Manchester Unitverlap and consistently support attacks, Arsenal’s attacking threat would be diminished. Lichtsteiner is diametrically opposed to the player he would be replacing. 

Far closer to Bellerin in profile than Lichtsteiner, Maitland-Niles would enable Arsenal to stick to the same principles with minimal compensation. Whether he has the consistency and focus to see Arsenal through half a season at this stage of his career is the doubt. Maitland-Niles’ best game is certainly at the required level, but the standard of your worst game is sometimes the measure, especially for defenders. 

Maitland-Niles was talked up by Arsene Wenger as a potential defensive midfielder, and a few weeks ago expressed a desire to develop as winger, but a 21-year-old at a club of Arsenal’s size cannot turn his nose up at regular starts. Incredibly composed in possession with soft feet and clean touch, Maitland-Niles has the technique to settle into Arsenal’s passing patterns as well as the pace to get around the back for those all important cut-backs.

The Englishman also potentially adds something Arsenal currently lack – the ability to dribble past opponents in the final third. Maitland-Niles has arguably more tricks and changes of direction than Bellerin, who generally runs in straight lines looking to play wall passes and one-twos. Picking the right moments to dribble and the right moments to pass will test his decision making, especially when Arsenal face deep-lying defences at home. 

Getting Maitland-Niles up to scratch defensively will take work on the training ground, although his electric pace offers a margin for error should he make tactical mistakes (which is more than you can say for Lichtsteiner). Opponents will look to challenge his defending of the back post on crosses. 

Carl Jenkinson is a good athlete and willing runner, but will likely be used in a ‘break in case of emergency’ scenario. Shkodran Mustafi played at right-back for Germany earlier in his career, but has not been considered there since joining Arsenal in 2016. His hamstrings withstanding the extra running would concern. 

Other potential tweaks

Struggling to attack down your right flank? Just attack down the left! 

It sounds simple, but Arsenal are already tilted towards the forceful runs of Sead Kolasinac, who has had more touches in the opposition penalty area than any Premier League defender this season. It might therefore suit Arsenal to have a more conservative and functional full-back on the oth fans flocked to National League Sutton United to see their 1-1 draw with Hartlepool United.The Premier League, EFL and FA announced yesterday that professional football in England was to be put on hold until early April at the very earliest.The decier side. Back-up players tend to approach games in this fashion and focus on the basics. Xhaka rarely embarrassed himself defensively during his spell at left-back for example, but offered little going forward. 

This lop-sided approach was a feature of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal teams, with Wenger favouring one thrusting full-back and one who operated more like a third centre-back: Lauren and Ashley Cole, Bacary Sagna and Kieran Gibbs, Nacho Monreal and Bellerin. Such a set-up might be the order of the day again to compensate for Bellerin’s absence. 

Emery might ask one of the attacking players to hold their width on the right. In home victories over Tottenham and Chelsea, he deployed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette as split strikers breaking into wide areas. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is due to return imminently, and he Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic is delighted for Wilfried Zaha after reaching his 300th league appearance.But Zaha was unable to help Roy Hodgson’s team get the better of Leicester at Selhurst Park on Sunday, with second-half goals from Caglamight be asked to player slightly wider than he was before his injury as a more orthodox wide player.

Denis Suarez, heavily linked with a January move from Barcelona, could provide another option. "He was playing as a left or right winger for Sevilla when he was with me," said Emery, although most of his football at the Nou Camp has come centrally. 

Bills look ahead after bye week

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It’s not the record anyone expected at the bye week. Not for Bills players or coaches. Especially not for Bills fans.

“Expectations are high,” Head Coach Rex Ryan told the media seven weeks ago, before the season opener against the Colts. “We expect to win,” he said.

After the first seven games the Bills have come up short versus the expectations, with three wins and four losses. But the meat of the season lies ahead. And that’s what the Bills players and coaches will sink their teeth into when they return to work next week.

The AFC has three unbeaten teams at 6-0, division leaders New England, Cincinnati, and Denver. The Colts lead their division at 3-4, and they’re currently the fourth seed. Buffalo needs to take aim at the current fifth and sixth seeded teams in the AFC.

The Jets are the fifth seed, with their 4-2 record. That’s only a ng to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.Arsenal are desperate to find a buyer for Ozil.TRT Spor and Sabah journalist Fatih Dogan claim Fenerbahce are weighing up a deal to bring Ozil away from the Emirates on loan.Dogan reckons Ozil is even money, o1 ½ game edge over Buffalo right now, and the Bills get two cracks at the Jets over the rest of the season. The sixth seed is Pittsburgh at 4-3, just one-game ahead of the Bills.

The key games left on the Bills schedule would seem to be the pair against the Jets, next week’s game against Miami (3-4), at Kansas City (2-5) and Houston (also 2-5).

Even with the Patriots firmly in control of the AFC East at this point of the season, the Bills four remaining division games remain critical. And the Bills will play three of those four AFC East games in a 16-day span, starting next week against Miami. Two of those three are on the road.

The three divisional games will set the tone for the final stretch of the season, but Rex Ryan says there’s more to be done than just win those AFC East matchups.

“We’ve got to win a hell of a lot more than just those division games,” Ryan said last Sunday after the loss in London. “We won’t talk about the three back-to-back-to-back. It’s got to be the next one. That’s the only way we’re going to climb back into this.”

Of course, Buffalo’s slow start means they have to stack up as many wins as they can of the nine remaining games, regardlessnt Kompany as player-manager.The former Manchester City captain announced the change yesterday.And Anderlecht football chief Arnesen, formerly of Tottenham, revealed: “He’ll decide the tactics of the team. “He will determine those who play but when h of the opponent. And last year’s playoff show that it’s not how you start the season, but how you finish that determines whether you’re in the postseason tournament.

The Bills probably need to win seven of their remaining nine games to lock down a playoff spot. A 10-win season wouldn’t guarantee the postseason, but it would make it likely.

Last year, six of the 12-playoff qualifiers finished with a better record in their final nine games than they did in their first seven. With the anticipated return of several injured starters, that kind of turnaround could be in the cards for the Bills.

Last year, four of the 12 playoff qualifiers had records of 7-2 or better in the final nine. (Net has gotten a lot more difficult for top teams in the Premier League lately.The Red Devils have struggled against sides lower than them in the table, as they have a better record against teams in the so called top six.And Matic believes a lot of teaw England, Pittsburgh and Green Bay 7-2, Seattle 8-1).

After back-to-back losses, and the disheartening defeat at the hands of the Jaguars last Sunday, it’s understandable that some Bills fans might be discounting their team’s chances of breaking the 15-year playoff drought.

But with more than half of the schedule remaining, it’s much too early to write off the 2015 season. That’s likely to be the message when the players and coaching staff assemble next week, following their first break since the start of training camp three months ago.

Vincent Kompany injured again – fresh blow for Man City as defender withdraws from Belgium’s World Cup qualifier before a ball is even kicked

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Belgium boss Roberto Martinez said the 30 year-old felt some discomfort and was withdrawn as a precaution but it is yet another .

"There is no injury to Vincent Kompany," Martinez said in his press confer his breakthrough this season.Like 16 year-old Fati, Bojan was regarded as a wonderkid at the Nou Camp, though is now playing in Canada for Montreal Impact.He told Radio Marca: “With the emergence of Ansu Fati, a sensation was created that came to mrence after the 1-1 draw.

"We did not want to take any risks with him and Kompany did not feel well after the warm-up.

"I want every player to be 100 per cent. I would be surprised if he can play Sunday, but it is still too early to say.

"We will have to assess the situation, especially with his club. If he is not ready, I will take another defender."

A series of injuries have limited Kompany to only four appearances this season and he played only 14 Premier League matches last season.

The game itself saw Kompany’s tbasele insists the Hornets have underperformed this campaign.“Yes, it’s a waste. ayers come off contract in June.Lampard said at his press conference today: “Conversations are ongoing with those players. They have both been successful players with the club.”Both I found to be very professional and willing and wanting to work thWe can say it’s a waste,” he said.“When you play in an FA Cup final and you make the best finish of Watford in the league, the next season being involved in the releeam-mates come from a goal down to draw, with Yannick Carrasco equalising late on to cancel out Davy Klaassen’s first-half penalty.