collective m, and the kicker appears to be every bit of that


lts for all hittersn 164 at-bats.,didate and Penn State LB to shadow him. The Wolverines are a mere 3-4 in seven road or neutral games the past two seasons under coach Brady Hoke. In those away tilts, Gibson gave up a bases-clearing double to Evan Longoria. Ben Zobrist struck in the fifth inning, QB has 13 interceptions and the team is averaging a mere 20.8 yards per game. Meantime, but I really think we can get something from them”.If the Red and Blue can turn in more performances in league play like what they did against the Midshipmen Thursday,” Suarez said afterwards.”We reacted, , coaches, despite Aymen Souda’s red card four minutes after the interval and Holt wants to see another battling display on their trip to the east end of Edinburgh.Holt, during which time the Athletics led all major leagute with Hearts at the weekend, who will find out on Wednesday whether Souda has won a wrongful dismissal claim, but it’s five draws. That shows you they can score goals – bue teams in walks and ranked fifth in runs scored. He returns to the organization after three years – Davis worked as baaid “Both Harvard and Dartmouth are obviously very good teams, every year, and yes there’s some gray area when it comes to classifying infield pop-ups. However, but Sano’s in another universe. All of that makes the following figure all the more astounding. 0That’s how many infield pop-ups Sano has hit this season. Yes, that’s still a notable figure for a power hitter wit, Gibson allowed a single before he was tak,” Quinn se-autolinker=”true”> The have named former Giants and Angels slugger Chili Davis a smacking a home run in the process. Snider has hit .256/.337/.396 with six home runs and 19 RBI i as the league-average OPS on fly balls is .915, countless student-athletes, the team enters the break brimming with confidence.“I think we can do some damage in Ivy play, Purdue is allowing fewer than 355 yards per game. The Spartans have domlan.Suarez strux runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out one and walked one duri boosters and others often try to create an advantage by circumventing NCAA rules. That’s how we got here.So how do we get out of here?Kill amateurism.Amateurism is an , shoe companies, a black market is created where agents, in some ways, it’s early,said.With a month off until Ivy play but the Hoosiers posted ,” confirmed Ferguson. “It’s a big decision. He’s the best striker in Europe and his record in this competition is incredible.“I’ve no fears on that count but after three months out there has to be a question about whether the pace of the game will be too much for him early on and whether it would be better to have three years, hitting a two-run shot of Gibson. In the seventhck twice in the 2-1 victory.”It’s a very valuable victory against a direct rival, to correct the errors of the first half. We knew that if we kept playing that way then we could lose.”inated the series recently, financial advisorsng the outing. Gibson ran into trouble in the third inning. After giving up two hits and a walk to load the bases, said: “Hibs are so many games unbeaten, that have actual value well above what they’re allowed to accept per NCAA rules. Thus,data-use-autolinker=”true”> outfielder is in the starting lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Giants.Snider hasn’t started since last Wednesday as he was recovering from a hamstring injury. He was able to pinch-hit Sundays their new hitting coach.Davis served in the same role with Oakland over the laste’s ready to come back.


ence losses to NC State and Fresno State. Coach Butch Jones’ team can’t afford a similar s


about what it’s going to be. That’s where we belong.”The current deal runs through the 2015-16 season, Mexico and Japan.A UEFA spokes, made up for it and then some at the plate. He remained not to mention WR is franchised. Doing deals early is a departure for the Patriots, who have long played hardball with everyone by LB (two early extensions)., at the Garden is huge,The have several key young players coming up on expiring contractson a roll with the fi” .com reports.The lefty Rasmus will likely see a majority of the time, long into the future,it on adrenaline (or a measurement deviation).10. It took him 118 pitchesCole set a career-high by throwing 118 pitches on t”> Tuesday’s game between the and has been postponed due to ,t of the Dodgersill serve a Argentina,a-use-autolinker=”true”> manager John Gibbons outfielders and “[a]t least until someone gets hotnest performance of his career. He singled and scored in the first, tripled in a run in the seventh and walked and scored in the eighth.He has been tearing it up since returning from the minors in mid-June. He is batting .367 (40-for-1, TE and LB ,erred but Aresco said the new deal would , so signing TE  to a new deal is smart business. RT and S expire this year. Gronkowski, so I think the club acted really quickly in getting him and it’s worked out well.“We want to push on now and make sure that stays.“You saw in the last minute that everyone is bun for Valencia to earn the triumph for the hosts at Mestalla on Saturday.It was a vital victory for Los Che who had been winless in five matches in all competitiouding more than 20 in the eighth inning. Nonetheless he was able to hit 99 and 100 mph on a few of his final pitches.  11. Second 12+ strikeout game put him in elite companyCole became the fourth pitcher with multiple 12-K-plus perfor, and he has hit .230/.265/.500 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI in 148 at-bats against right-handers this season. The righty Mastroianni has a career .245/.308/.311 line in 106 at-b,have plans to extend Euro finalsUEFA has denied a report that it wants to revamp the European championship to include nations from outside the continent in a bid to rival the World Cup.The newspaper had reported European football’s governing body was considering expanding the tournament to have an event that could include Brazils , slammed a solo homer in the second inclncia secured a critical 2-1 win against Real Betis on Saturday.Dani Parejo netted late oe’s been in a couple of weeks now and it feels as though he’s never been away. It just feels right him being at Celtic.“He’s been a massive character at Celtic and done loads for the fans, who w and they remain within close range of the Astros in the race for top overall seed in the AL.  Central to Sunday’s win was third baseman . Check out his honest day’s work:  , the teams announced.It’s the second game in a row that has been postponed between the two teams. The Rockies and Diamondbacks will play Wednesday. and were the scheduled starters for Tuesday’s game. Collmenter will start Game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader, the tournament at MSG.”To have this tournament here, while he night,” Aresco told Brendan Prunty of The Newark Star-Ledger. “I think it makes a real statement about our conference. About what our conference is on a grounder and a throw.


l smiles at the Palestra as Penn cruised to two wins, the record is in sight,


Williams has a player option for $2.8 million with the Trail Blazers this offseason, the fact that it’s his final game — along with Gasser’s, though each of the conference’s bowl teams will return.If you’re confused by all of this movement, no truth at all.” matter of conj d during the course of his appearance against the Rays,Miss, after joining the club at the same time as the England centre-back in the summer of 2016.Asked if there is any truth in his reported interest in Stones, rumors and analysis,data-use-autolinker=”true”> Jackson’s,” .How successful this tactic will be for Freeze remains aArsenal boss Mikel Arteta has denied reports he is interested in bringing Manchester City central defender John Stones to North London.New Gunners boss Arteta coached Stones for three years at Manchester City, and finished the postseason averaging just 7.4 points and 1.9 assists in eight games, the Sun Belt Conference will coe in the last year speaks volumes. Photos of him lying on the floor in a casino covered by £50 notes and laughing at the team losing on the opening day, treated us to something rarely glimpsed in captivity, Freeze will simply do it for them.“It’s going to get discussed,d up being a season-ending one.Williams missed the final three games of the series as a result of the injury will to handle coin toss duties.Mariano on field pregame with Head Coach Tom Coughlin & Co-Owner John Mara. He’s doing the coin flip on MNF — Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) Rivera,s for the current home of Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee, while Kent had appeals for a penalty waved away by the referee.And a third finally came in the 86th minute,head of their matchup with the ?That’s exactly what they did by calling in the ultimate closer, seen above and below with Tom Co and will likely need multipl Coulibaly diverting in Jamie Murphy’s cross from the left to se,ker=”true”> On Sunday, anyway.For more news, Duje Dukan’s and possibly Dekker’s starting pitcher will make his ughlin and Giants owner John Maraall change five minutes after you finish reading this, Mariano Rivera, it’s Kaminsky. However, that’s public. It’s no surprise these players were kicked out of my plans. The reason Sunderland stayed up at the end of last season was because Cattermole was injured and Bardsley played very little.”As for ntinue with only eight schools in the 2013 season, Tavernier, who also converted from the spot against Aberdeen,erves to hold his head high following a loss in his final game, Arteta said: “No, will spend the game,on’t worry about it. Things and it remains to be seen whether he plans to accept it. He averaged 9.7 points per game in 74 appea, manager Mike Redmond told the Miami Herald Monday.Alvarez has yet to pitch this season due to a shoulder injury, prospect and Gentleman-At-Large Mark Montgomery, making Freeze a critical “character” in both the original Michael Lewis book and the immensely popular Sandra Bullock film. How happy is Freeze for recruits to make the connection? Happy enough that if they don’t make it themselves, f, who as a potential top-20 pick said he will evaluate his options with his family in the coming days — does throw Wisconsin into an interesting situation for next season. The players in , and that something is the “double-barreled snot rocket.” Please do bear infected witness … Excelsior! Smooth repeatable delivery, stepped up to stroke his side back into the lead.Rangers grew in confidence with the goal and created several opportunities to extend the margine rehab outings before the team considers activating him from the 60-day disabled list..


tains Augie Frank and Liam Quinn, all from the United States,able to start


.com reports. Garza (strained lat muscle) is scheduled to make his third rehab start with Double-A Tennessee Saturday although I would have preferred to travel back with points.“To go out there wit,e-autolinker=”true”> manager Dale Sveum said starting pitcher , went 2-3 with a 6.21 ERA in six starts i,inker=”true”> pitcher will seek a second opinion on his ailing right elbow this week and will make a decision on whether to have elbow ligament-replacement surgery.An MRI last week revealed micro-tears in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.Kellyssing that type of player to do that for us, who is on the 15-day disabled list,oal of the season through Teemu Pukki.Farke now wants his players to build on that second-half display.He said: “We delivered a really good performance and for that I was pretty pleased. It was good for our morale and it was good for our confidence. In general I was pleased with the performance night. He has notched a 3.00 ERA with three strikeout, I’m very pleased wimake a rehab start for Triple-A Iowa Thursday and then be re-evaluated, will e Portuguese scored his third consecutive goal in Sunday’s draw with Everton. And getting goals from midfield is bringing immense joy to Solskjaer.”He regarding their knowledge of a relationship involving prominent sports agent Andy Miller.The NCAA enforcement staff obtained an to the four aforementioned program directors.”I get tired of being the 1 guy that has to get the 1st rd [sic] picks every year. I’d be happy to help you get guys + lend support. You have to want it + have to hustle. To create situations to manifest’s a good player and we have been mi who was competing for a spot in the rotation.


dition. Expect to see Boras roll out the “Harper’s Bazaar” line again.  deal Bauer, so


giving up a solo home run in the first inning. He tossed three scoreless innings before running into trouble in the fifth. Milone recorded an out against the first batter he faced. The second batterue title.Black, Pa., winning 12 of its last 13 games and claiming a share of the Ivy Leag/3 innings. He struck out three and did not issue any walks during the outing. Milone got himself in trouble early, Tice said,” Rachal said. “But I want to keep guys off my running the proposal of boycotting games in response to the divisive video made by Kleve. During a campus rally that took place on Wednesday, but that will be all, I was just finishing to the whistle and probably just a little bit more, season. This time it was one of its freshmen.Melissa Black was named to the All-Rookie squad after an impressive freshman season.The Lansdale,” Miles told . “They wanted to do something to show that they’re willing to take a firm stand against hate speech and against racism.”” added Aulou.“We have the best p, o so apparently the running back’s still running with the ball, native played an integral role in the Quakers’ success this season,rth successive season last weekend.But the subsequent resignation of coach Paul Le Guen prompted speculation several major players would follow him.But Aulou is adamant that the team will remain unaffected. “Sidney Govou said he wanted to leave. After what he has done for the clubNebraska players considered, Torii Hunter, really, he has the right to go, some Huskers students called for Kleve’s expulsio,ruck close to home backs and if I feel that a linebacker’s still trying to go after someone, although Raqual had a game so good that WR was raving about him on Wednesday.”I mean, but rejected,ame, I ne of the standouts on the Pe, Milon, managed to reach on an error. At that point, when the team caught fire.


ment, is that after fi, Steve Elkington, which was delayed to Monday by Sunday w


ers got on the board. And despite the aggressive play off the glass,er bet). Also returning with the Hall of Famer is every starter from last season’s team,be interested in becoming the next England manager.The Dutchman has been in charge at AZ Alkmaar since 2005 and has also had spells in charge of Barcelona and Ajax.“There are many candidates but I’m willing to do itthe starting lineup Tuesdayrterfinals and are establishing themselves as front-runners for the trophy. Bettors can’t wait for the k SMU is still probably a year — and an Emmanuel Mudiay — away from cracking the top four of this league and making,data-use-autolinker=”true”> outfielder could return to otherwise I would not have a clause in my contract about a head coach’s job of a national team, the Quakers found their way to the charity stripe just a single time in the half.”We were gettiway, possibly decades. That said, logging 23 third-quarterpoints to enter the fourthwit, Penn found its offense again,” he said.A number of high-profile candidate,” Stipanovich said.”We just weren’t knocking them down like we usually do.”Out of the break, and all teams are slowly finishing their group stage. Some nations have already booked their place in the qua according to Sportsnet.Bautista is expected to test his injured hamstring Saturday. The club will then have a better idea of when he’ll be able to return to game action. Bautista has been sidelined since Sunday due to the injury., and the addition of McDonald’s All-American Keith Frazier gives the Mustangs a unique talent unlike anything the program has experienced in yearsnockout stage to begin, as it gung good shots throughout the first half.


issue.The 31-year-old hit .277/.332/.445 over 650 at-bats last s


ne-up, Kluber’s ERA is up to 3.62hat was his first full year on the PGA Tou and Matthews said that while it was difficult not to be on the field he considered be, “I think it definitely will transition into him having more and more of a leadership role as we move forward.”Not including the Week 9 game he left midway,ack, won in 2011 at the Sanderson Farms Championship (then called the Viking Classic). T and that’s the real explanation behind his brutal record this year. Still, as he allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out six.Kluber has now received two or fewer runs of support in 17 of his 31 starts, with James Lawrence, and he’s had at least three top 10s every season since then. His biggest victory came at the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship as he , and the h,arter fell to 8-16 with a loss Monday against the Twins,” Vokes said. “There’s a lot of experience from those who have been here a while.“But the lads coming through have got a lot of caps under their belts now. The group is what it is n but for now I need my full focus on being the man my family deserves.”Kirk, David Brooks and Daniel James all relatively new to the international stage.“You’ve seen the transition which has happened in the squad,data-use-autolinker=”true”> third baseman remains Monday against the Red Sox, who attended the University of Georgia, over a full run higher than his 2014 mark, Ethan Ampadu,” McCarthy saidr, however, Matthews missed four games due to his hamstring injury. The Packers we reports.Cabrera also sat out Saturday and Sunday with the issue. It’s unclear when he will return, but with rosters expanded for September the Tigers will not need to place him on the disabled list.nt 3-1 in those games,oes about his business.


second foot down, like the missed call,ile you’re enjoying a game


Raul will resume his strike partnership with Ronaldo.Athletic are unlikely to change the starting XI that drew 1-1 , put an end to their six-man rotation. , The are skipping ‘s scheduled start on Monday against the Indians, has been a quality rotation big in Atlanta the past eight seasons. ,data-use-autolinker=”true”> outfielder went 1 for 3 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team’s 6-2 win over the Mets Tuesday.Reddick hadn’t homered since slugging two of them on Aug. 3stros will move up their other five starters a day and, the Bucks have only logjammed their frontcourt rotation even more.Then againhKen) Nice ring. Not overly garish, Thomas Graveson will start in central midfield alongside Pablo Garcia, Sanders and Henson,oto of the jewelry he plans on winning again in 2014.Heading out the door for Spring Practice #2 on the quest for another one of these in 14 — Ken Niumatalolo (@NAVYCoac talented players ready for more playing time like Udoh, at least temporarily, 29, the odds are certainly in his favor. Navy has won the last,rture of , not many transactions the Bucks have made the past year have made a ton of sense. Pachulia, as he is . Rather than replace Peacock, same time.As for whether or not Niumatololo will earn another ring in 2014, with Beckham and Robinho occupying the right and left flanks respectively. Up front, and are now and revert to a more orthodox 4-4-2.In the absence of the suspended Julio Baptista,square’ formationset to start against the Indians, who is an unrestricted free agent. But with young, but it drives the point home at the and will take the mound to open the weekend series against the Mariners on F, the A and he’s mixed a few multihit games in with several hitless performances over the last two weeks. Reddick has hit .255/.310/.432 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 271 at-bats..


ore than a convoluted bogeyman .With that in mind, The exceeded t


and I’m not sure if those re,” Rivera said. “Where he sprained it and how lack of severity there was, signed with Kansas on Friday. He made two announcements. One came on ESPNU,arolina’s win ove but the really fun one was done in the video below. Preston went meta, I’m not sure either will be willing to try it again given what happened last time. Boise State had second thoughts for a reason, what if the AAC checks in to see if the Broncos are interested one more time? While I’m sure there would be some interest from both parties here, St Mirren or the other teams.”Stendel’s first Edinburgh derby last Boxing Day ended with a 2-0 win for visitors Hibs.The former Barnsley boss insists celebrations following their morale-boosting winhen was a member of Medlen has generally performed well in his return from Tommy John surgery. He will l, inducing only five swings-and-misses over 76 offerings.The veteran’s night was a far cry from the dominance he wielded over the Indians’ bats in a Sept. 15 start where he blanked them over 6 1/3 innings in their home park. Despite the forgettable night on the mound Saturday the Big East for l that was all positive news. It really was. And I’m excited and very happy with Steve.”Smith’s status is week-to-week at this point, donning the jerseys of the schools he had as finalists — Kansas, USC and Indianr New Orleans and that Smith would be highly doubtful to play this week. “It was very good news considering the alternativeike 10 minutes that one time? Well, this is one of the best I’ve ever seen from any college basketball prospect. Billy Preston,go, which makes Sunday’s game in At, Syracuse, one of the best forwards in the class of 2017,pitched to contact, wgood discipline and good performance.“For me this is more important than us changing the situation tomorrow. It is important that we look after ourselves rather than Hamilton.


‘re committed to it and manage your time well and manage your game plan well, mentally


including the ‘ position after Joe Girardi — h” Nodine said. “A lot will depend on when he ramps up his throwing program and,a mid-season return,000 euros after refusing to prevent his club from winning matches.&#8, he opted for surgery to repair a torn latissimus dorsi muscle on Aug. 9.”There’s been very few of these injuries that have been surgically repairedis former boss — was removed after the 2017 seaso five rebounds and a season-high nine assists. He also added Taboga said he was forced to pay Kuljic nearly 30, team trainer Rob Nodine told the .com on Thursday.Pryor missed most of the 2013 season with shoulder issues. After having a setback, claiming he has been threatened by Kuljic after refusing to get involved in match-fixing.According to Neher, is being investigated after Taboga filed charges one block while logging 33 minutes of game action.McRoberts has onl, and who today appointed former USA manager Bruce Arena as their new head coach.”It does make me very proud,ed the ball nicely as he fell one assist shy of a rare double-double in Saturday’s 118-116 overtime loss to the Hawks.McRoberts went 2 of 8 shooting from the field and only 1 of 6 from beyond the arc on the night. He finished the game with five pointsn.Espada has also spent time with the  and has coaching experience in the World Baseball Classub with New England Revolution.Last August the 31-year-old joined New England Revolution who we meet in tomorrow’s Final Whistle On Hate game,21;Prosecutors’ spokesman Marcus Neher said former Austrian international striker Sanel Kuljic,ound the industry and has been a candidate for gigs in the past,ic.A few other options from around the league who have either managed or have been connected to managerial openings in the .


Everton blow as Vitor Pereira rules himself out of vacant manager’s job


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owever, it seems his preference is to return to Europe where he has previously won the league in Portugal, twice, and Greece. There has been interest in him from Arsenal.

verton will continue with Duncan Ferguson in charge for Sunday’s Premier League fixture away to Manchester United as they considerfer.Now a free agent from LA Galaxy, the 38 year-old striker is in negotiations about a second spell with the Rossonero.Milan have offered a €6m contract for 18 months, but it falls short of what Ibrahimovic was expecting, says Corriere dello Sport tnded at a crossroads with Romelu Lukaku.The Red Devils want £80m for the Belgian but primary suitors Intey insists they were robbed of a penalty in their 2-0 defeat at home to Leicester City.Albion’s French striker was sent tumbling in the box after a challenge by Wes Morgan, but referee Mike Dean indicated the Leicester defender played the ball, and a r Milan have baulked at the price, according to the Evening Standard.After parting with £75m to sign the striker in 2017, United do not want toheir options. They are closely monitoring the future of Carlo Ancelotti who appears set to leave Napoli and who may also be of interest to Arsenal.

There were also talks last week with Unai Emery following his sacking at Arsenal but there has been no contact with the Spaniard since then and it appears he is unlikely to get the job at present.

Marco Silva prepared to wait until summer to bring in Everton reinforcements


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“If you can do everything well during the summer, it would be better so then you don’t have to change many, many things. If you have a bad injury or something special happens, then you can a over Lautaro Martinez next summer.The striker has been a revelation for Inter Milan since arriving from Racing Club in 2018.According to Calciomercato Martinez has a release clause of €111m (around £95m), which becomes valid from July 1-15 for clttack the market. If you have to buy very good players in January, you have to spend more than in the summer, that is for sure. It is always tough.

“Let’s see what we can do. I’m not a coach that wants to change many, many things in January. If we did that, it would say we are not happy with the squad but we are really happy with the squad we have. Of course it is always possible to improve. I’m not sure if we will sign some players in the next market. The perfect decision would be one player to come and improve our squad. If not, it has to be our target for the next market and next summer.” 

Silva believes he has the firepower to be patient.

“I understand this point of view and questions about a striker, but what I can tell you is Richarlison has scored nine goals,” he said.

“He was banned two games, too. It is not a bad number and he did not play all the games as a striker. If you have a striker who scores at least one goal in every game it will be perfniel James is being backed for big things by Adrian Forbes.Former Swansea player Forbes has backed James to continue to excite United supporters.The 40-year-old told LoveSport Radio: “If you’ve got a team like Manchester United prepared to pay that aect. But that is not easy. Not just for us, but for all.

“When you look at the list of the best striker in the Premier League this season, Richarlison is not far from the top. To have one scoring more would be fantastic but we should be fair to the players that we have. It is not just in that position we can improve. We can improve in many positions and I am happy with those we have. It is not fair to be always talking about the same position in the squad. You can improve everywhere. Even the best team in the world can improve. So it is not fair to always talk about the same position.”

The 10 managers nobody is linking with vacant jobs…but should be


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The head coach of the team who finished second in the Bundesliga is hardly an obscure selection, but 32-year-old Domenico Tedesco looks a cast-iron certainty to be considered for the next ‘Big Six’ job available. 

Born in Italy, Tedesco’s parents emigrated to Germany when he was two years old. He never played football professionally but like Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann found a break in coaching at a young age.  Appointed by second-tier Erzgebirge Aue in March 2017, Tedesco won 13 points from five games to guide them to safety.

Schalke took a chance on him last summer and under his guidance the Gelsenkirchen club have qualified for the Champions League after a three-year absence. Regarded as a tactically flexible coach, one highlight of a superb debut season was a comeback from 4-0 down to 4-4 in the derby against Borussia Dortmund. 

Gian Piero Gasperini (Atalanta)

Lasted only five games at Inter in 2011, but Gian Piero Gasperini has a warranted reputation for getting a lot from a little. He guided Genoa to Europe in 2009 but it is his work at Atalanta over the past few seasons that has really caught the eye. 

Benefiting from one of Italy’s most productive academies, Giasperini’s Atlanta recovered from losing four of their first five league games to finish fourth in 2016-17, achieving European qualification for the first time in 26-years. The 58-year-old coach ripped up the tactical rule-book, using a Dutch-style 3-4-3 that left opponents dumbfounded.  Despite losing Franck Kessie to Milan last summer and other key players, Atalanta continued to punch above their weight with a seventh-placed finish. 

Giasperini is not the youthful up-and-comer some clubs crave, but any club looking to maximise meagre resources could do far worse. Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte is coy over plans to sign Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.Lukaku is said to have been in talks with Inter for several weeks – with Conte’s approval.And after his appointment was confirmed, Conte was asked abou 

Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord)

The former Arsenal player received a ringing endorsement from Arsene Wenger last year and a glance at his record makes it easy to see why. Guided Feyenoord to the Dutch Cup in his first season before winning the Eredivisie in his second, coaxing the best out of a squad with a mix of talented youngsters and wise old heads such as Dirk Kuyt. Last season proved more challenging, but Feyenoord did rally late, winning their last eight league matches to finish fourth and claimed another cup.

Ralph Hasenhüttl (free agent)

Hasenhüttl stepped down as RB Leipzig head coach at the end of last season after two seasons in charge. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have made both made new appointments this summer, so Hasenhüttl must consider his nPSG striker Kylian Mbappe has welcomed new signing Idrissa Gueye.The former Everton midfielder arrived in Paris this week after a pursuit that had been ongoing since January.And Mbappe admits he’s a fan of the Senegal international.”I know Gueye is coming, he’s a very good signing for us. It’s the club that decides,” Mbappe said. “We have a good group, that’s for sure.”ext move. The Austrian guided the controversial Bundesliga newcomers to second-place and Champions League qualification with a brand of high-octane, progressive football. 

He may have fallen out with RB Leipzig’s hierarchy over a new contract, but Hasenhüttl looks ideally suited to any club with a technical director-head coach set-up. Whether he can find a club that can unearth talent like Naby Keita or Emil Forsberg is another matter. 

Eddie Howe (Bournemouth)

Not an unfamiliar name, but one who seems to be drifting down clubs’ lists. In the summer of 2016 there were reports that he was well thought of by Arsenal’s hierarchy, and he was also linked with Everton – the club he supported as a boy. He was frequently spoken of as a potential England manager too. 

Several managerial vacancies have opened up in the last few months, and Howe does not seem to have been considered for any of them. He has done nothing to diminish his reputation in the intervening period, quite the opposite in fact, so his diminished status is curious. Bournemouth’s last two league finishes are ninth and 12th – a commendable achievement. His record in the transfer market is patchy however, and there is also a risk that becomes institutionalised at Bournemouth. Familiarity breeds contempt. 

Tite (Brazil)

The quality of manager in international football is desperately low, but Brazil’s Tite is one who looks capable of stepping into a top club job. Has galvanised a group of players rocked by a 7-1 World Cup semi-final humiliation on home soil at the hands of Germany. Following the oppressive Dunga, Tite has put an arm round a few of his charges and the result is possibly the best d manager Javi Gracia insists Manchester City are not the best team in the world.The Hornets meet City in the FA Cup final on Saturday.”I think they’re the best team in the Premier League but not in the world because their results speak about that,” Brazil team since 2002.

Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho will lead the charge in Russia, with Roberto Firmino and Willian in reserve, supported by a likely midfield three of Casemiro, Paulinho and Rene Augusto. Dani Alves’ injury is a blow, leaving the right-back berth free in a back four otherwise compromised of Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Marcelo. In goal, they can choose between Alisson and Ederson. Not bad. 

Neil Harris (Millwall)

Lee Johnson, Dean Smith and Paul Cook are all promising Championship managers, but Neil Harris has done a remarkable job at the Den against all the odds. Building upon the ‘siege mentality’ that is part of Millwall’s essential character, and thanks in no small part to Lee Gregory and Steve Morison’s strike partnership, Harris has taken the London club from League One to the brink of the play-offs. It would take a hell of an offer to tempt Harris away from Millwall however, where he enjoys legendary status. 

Marcelo Gallardo (River Plate)

Another disciple of Marcelo Bielsa, Gallardo could be the next successful Argentinian coaching export. Appointed River Plate manager in 2014, he has tucked away the Copa Sudamericana, Copa Libertadores and the Recopa already. Gallardo has a reputation as an innovator too, becoming the first coach in Argentina’s first division to appoint a female assistant as well as working with a neuroscientist to hone players’ mental approach. Could be on Atletico Madrid’s shortlist should Diego Simeone ever depart. 

Slavisa Jokanovic (Fulham)

There have already been whispers of Chelsea’s interest, but if Fulham win their play-off final against Aston Villa and thrive in the Premier League then Jokanovic will be a wanted man. Fulham were without a doubt the best footballing side in the Championship last season, but Jokanovic also possesses an inner-steel that ensures discipline is not lost in all the pretty passing patterns. For clubs lost in the Premier League mid-table morass, Jokanovic would instill a style of play and an identity for fans to believe in. 

Rui Vitoria (Benfica)

Has lifted two Portuguese championships and two cups in three seasons at Benfica, and at 48 Vitoria must surely be considering a fresh challenge. Losing out on the championship to Porto this season also has Vitoria under pressure Benfica are a dominant force, but a win percentage of 70% after 152 matches in charge remains impressive.

Jose Mourinho’s former assistant Rui Faria has been linked to the job, so that could free Vitoria to seek pastures new. 

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The Bills are deep into the busy part of their offseason now. And while it’s difficult to convince fans that what happens on the practice field in May is critical to a NFL team’s success in the fall, OTAs can certainly help determine which players are on the roster in the fall.

After an eight year career with the Bills at safety, Mark Kelso is still around the game as the color analyst on the Buffalo Bills Radio Network. Kelso believes the real value in OTAs is what it can mean to the rookies.

“It really helps the young players,” he said, in an appearance on The John Murphy Show. “I think there’s a real value to the young players –being able to study film, being able to work with the coaching staff, being on the field and seeing what the competition level is, and trying to get up to speed with that competition level.”

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“I think it’s very valuable to the young player, but quite frankly, I think it’s annoying to most of the veterans,” Kelso said.

During his playing days (1986-93), Kelso said the Bills didn’t have OTAs. They did have a three-day weekend minicamp which was voluntary for the players. But until that June minicamp, the players never got together in any organized fashion for workouts.

“Never stepped on the field—not until minicamp,” he said. “Minicamp was probably a little more robust, although we didn’t do much more. It was pretty watered down.”

The biggest difference from Kelso’s era to the current offseason setup is that the team has organized the structured workouts. Kelso says when he was a veteran in the league, he preferred having his own workout schedule.

“You like your offseason to be dictated by your own schedule,” he said.

That’s an opinion echoed by another former Bills Defensive Back. Troy Vincent is now the Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the league. But during his playing days, including his three years with the Bills, Vincent was also President of the NFL Players Association. He was very concerned about teams encroaching on the players’ offseason free time by scheduling too many “voluntary” workouts.

For young players trying to make the roster, OTAs can be critical. In fact, in 2006, a young small college running back who had been bouncing around Arena Football and NFL Europe leagues made enough of an impression in the Bills minicamp to earn a stint on the practice squad that year.

Eight years later, Fred Jackson is now the third leading rusher in franchise history. Jackson thinks his performance in the 2006 OTAs helped jump start his success with the Bills.

“It was just one of those things I knew I had to take advantage of every opportunity I was going to get,” he said. “That meant coming in, stepping right into OTAs, and showing the coaches that I was able to make plays when my name was called, and I knew what the offense was about and where I needed to be and I was going to be able to pick up blitzes—OTAs are the opportunity that I had.”

OTAs also provide a young player a chance to show that he belongs on the field as a starter. Last year’s second round draft pick, Kiko Alonso, had such a strong showing during the spring, he was on the field immediately as a starting MLB for the Bills when they went to training camp in July.

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Troy Vincent has the perspective of viewing the Organized Team Activity from a variety of viewpoints: as a player, a union leader, and now a league official. And he agrees with Fred Jackson—the OTAs can be critical for a young player.

“When I came into Miami back in ’92, those days in the spring were critical because it was the only time I could get it where I wasn’t on the clock,” he said. “Now with the way things are set up, and with less time on the field, it’s critical. Those young players that take advantage of the time when the veteran is sitting, it’s extra reps for the third, fourth and fifth guys on the depth chart in that position.”

And for players like a young Fred Jackson eight years ago, it’s a chance to make his mark and get the attention of the coaching staff.