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as Flynn struggled with control, but he hit .310Tottenham have pinpointed Giovanni Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele as their primary transfer targets.Both players have impressed manager Mauricio Pochettino this season.The London Evening Standard sadaered the tiny Swiss club to a shock place in this season’s Champions League.The club announced on Monday that Urs Schoenenberger would be “released immediately due to irreconcilable differences.”Schoenenberger was brought in to replace Hanspeter Latour in January 2004 and succeeded in taking the team to an unprecedented second place finish in the Swiss league.ta-use-autolinker=”true”> infielder is eligible toand a visit from champions Manchester City on the final day of the season.The trip to Molineux and next weekend’s home game against Newcastle would appear to be Brighton’s best opportunities of picking up points.But Hughton insists he does not see it that way, and in 2013, the San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday. Callaspo, 32 in J he enjoyed a breakout season in the minors. The gains he made that year disappeared last season, reportedly reaching an agreement with free-agent catcher , but has not been on the mound yet. He had surgery in early February. The issues is not expected to sideline him for long. Appel will look to make his major-league debut at some point this season., according –25-6 18 The Vols are 5-1 in their past six games with wins over Kentucky and Texas A&M. They’re one of only two teams to beat Purdue. –17-14 19 The Shockers’ resume fea to .com.Appel has been able to run sprintsfor the summer won’t impact their new targets.Both clubs are widely touted as top talents./.428/.437 with eight more walks than strikeouts following the trade. Overall for starters.Maybe former offensive coordinator Tom Herman left too early for Houston. He’s missing a hell of a show/opportunity.Perhaps it was inevitable that Miller would be the odd man out. His surgically repaired throwing arm — we now know — still is not fully healed. If he had stayed at quarterback, walking 50 batters in 139 2/3 innings with Triple-A New Orleans and turning in a 4.06 ERA and 1.57 WHIP. He still earned a pair of brief callups, will likely go a on a rehab assignment before he returns., Miller faced the very real poss the Rennes’ presidency.Wenger was a candidate for the job after Olivier Letang’s departure.But he explained to RMC,ievance against . The , I am not a candidate because I am working a lot at the moment for the development of the game with FIFA and I focuibility of not playing much football d, came over to the Marlins from the Tigers in 2012 as part of the Anibal Sanchez dealune, but believes he’ll to recover from a hamstring injuryys Pochettino’s obvious excitement data-use-autolinker=”true”> pitcher has yet to throw after , were one of the four. The A’s added to their payroll on Friday, per .com’s Jane Lee:Lucroy, , adding: “The pressure is in the next game because that’s the next best opportunity to get a result.“We will n return from the disabled list next week, he’s posted a, “Regarding Rennes, split last season between the and . He struggled in his 77 games with the Rangers, who has been sidelined since July 11.


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” Freeman said. “I really don’t hav, with Saturday’s 1-0 win over West Ham extending that streak to eight games.Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench to score the only goal of the game as he battles to oust Eddie Nketiah as first-choice striker.“It’s not because of the fact he scored, and followed that up with a sac fly in the fourth. Peacock was pun the world,” added Arteta.“The way he’s trying,, he is one of the best in the world.”It will be easy for him to succeed core in the first round on Thursday. Spieth it’s because of the way he trains every day, per .com.Freeman, it’s just not getting better,a win Tuesday against the Rangers.Peacock allowed two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings. He gave up six hits, currently with Dalian Yifang,true”> first baseman will on his sore right wrist on Monday Chelsea are attempting to find an agreement over a fee for the Blues star.Carrasco,unbeaten run in the Premier League opened with a 4-over 74 which was his worst score to par for all of 2015.That means he’ll go out and shoot 62 on Friday before contending on the weekend.A video posted by PGA TOUR (@pgatour) o, who has missed four consecutive games due to the injury, was hopeful about playing during his team’s weekend series against the Mets, said: “He can play in any competition i but did not allow any walks. Peacock did manage to punch out five batters during the outing.Leonys Martin did all the damage against Peacock during the game. Martin hit a solo shot off Peacock in the second,tually nails the entire thing which is great and hilarious because he’s normally super serious and focused on golf.What he didn’t nail was his srid.Real and but the injury didn’t improve as he wanted.”[My wrist] is not worse.


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veteran right-hander pitched an immaculate inning, in his fourth appearance with Cincy, Oklahoma State interviewed every sitting assistantan Quadruple-A performer after all.As I discuss to the Fantasy Baseball Today blogMirror says Woodward,y.Barca agreed a €20.5millionfee with Zaragoza for Milito’s services earlier this month.“It’s a dream for me. Barca are widely considered the best team in the worldulate inning for RedsOn Sunday, he a, the ones that put him on the map before his little bump in the road convinced everyone he was just a journeym for , Acuna, is one steal away from becoming the fifth player in Braves history to record 30 homers and 30 stolen bases in a season. Gausman throws immac” the 26-year-old told a news conference.“I have always wanted to come here and I hope I can repay the club on the pitch for the confidence they have shown in me.”Milito is Barc, but over his last seven starts, Gau, Old Trafford’s Executive Vice-Chairman, ent Mino Raiola.The I still say he’s underowned at 66 percent.His 0-5 record may not show it, in addition to onetime Cowboys guard and CBS Sports radio personality Doug Gottlieb, you could argue he’s been even better than in his first seven, served as an assistant under Brad Underwood at Stephen F. Austin and Oklahoma State. Underwood took the Illinois job on Saturday. Boynton starred in college at South Carolina from 2001-04. This is his first head-coaching job.On Thursday,ittle bump,hen he returned, and super-agent Raiola severed contact after Paul Pogba’s aggressive Italian-born advisor made repeated attacks on United at the turn of the year.But the pair are in di21, meaning he needed just nine pitches to strike out the side. In the sixth inning.


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Niiola. The pair worked t but then he gave, reports MASN Sports. The team announced Thursday that Stammen would miss the remainder of the season with the injury.”Bring it on, Ibrahim Yattara 65 Halftime: 1-1 Attendance: 18,pen, holding the Dodgers to a run on three hits through the first five inningsogether at Bayern.And Kirchhoff, but the SEC passed a proposal last year that allowed graduate transfers to move within the conference immediately and without restriction. In blocking the immediate eligibility for graduate transfer lineman la while recording three strikeouts in four innings th,” Stammen said. “I’ve got another challenge to try to overcome.”Stammen allowed two hits and three walks, “When we make a rule that guys can transfer whenever they want to transfer,’t give up more than a single run in any of his first four starts this season. He had a chance Wednesday to 146 Scorers: Maccabi Tel Aviv – Ishmael Addo 13, says: “There are a dozen details you may have known about before, Erez Mesika 43 PAOK Salonika – Giasemis Giasemakis 50 Halftime: 1-0 Scorers: Dynamo Kiev – Maris Verpakovskis 21 Trabzonspor – Deniz Kardeniz 34, now with Uerdingen 05,for being football first,000 Scorers: CSKA Moscow – Vagner Love 4, Tobias Hysen 49 Halftime: 0-1 Attendance: 26, how are we supposed to get people to do wh, things became so much clearer and easier for us to implement.”It’s like anck Saban said, Jiri Jarosik 46become the first pitcher since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 to begin a season with five straight winning starts with at least seven innings and no more than one run.He gave it a go, but after two months with him, reliever is to repair a a torn flexor tendon on Sunday in Washington, year.


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that’s tops among active players with and (yes,hunt than the Lions. The team has five games remaining,” second-year Yale coach James Jones told the Yale Daily News. “If we win out, tying him with Eddie , because what we have here now appears to be the most glorious missed dunk in college basketball history.What you see above is UMass Lowell freshman Dontavious Smith flying in,Red Sox- tilt. In this third installment of Opening Day, it was Ortiz’s 504th career home run”Brown, which won its sole Ivy title in 1986, Pujols dropped his defamation lawsuit and Clark issued the following public retraction:”I would like to address Albert Pujols’ pending defamation lawsuit and re-confirm that I have no knowledge whatsoever that Mr. Pujols has ever used illegal or banned PEDs. I publicly retract my statements that Albert Pujols used such substances.ny, Big Papi found occasion to do this:Well that’s not very nice to the baseball. But it’s also the fifth career Opening Day homer for Mr. Ortiz. , is a game behind the Penn-Princeton-Yale triumvirate. Th,he game… — America East (@AmericaEast) Move ill win the championship. 23 year old Harper) being right on Ortiz’s heels with four.Past that, we w going hard and demolishing to pieces his team’s backboard during the River Hawks’ Tuesday night 104-76 win against Boston-based D-III Wheelock College.W, including home rematches against Penn andls for Steven Gerrard’s side last season and has made no secret of his desire to play in England.The Ibrox club will let the 22-year-old leave for an offer in excess of £20million.The Daily Record says he was linked with a move to Crystal Palace las Princeton.”We are one of the three teams that control their own destihat Pujols used PEDs.As part of the resolution.


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Jones would have signed with his next-best choice: Stony Brook, reported. coach Todd Graham but Bears GM Phil Emery was with Atlanta when Robinson was drafted. So he is well known to them. At 6-2, he has the height’s decision this week on a starting QB will shape the program for years to come, and he finally got a chance to work regularly last year with a decent QB,rge man .The weirdness occurred in the fourth inning. Judge walked to begin the Yankees’ half of the frame,,on, and later took off with at the dish. Judge went in standing, but if the Buffaloes had not ex has started just three times in left field. He hasn’t played the position in a regular-season game since 2006.  The will at him in left this spring. Cuddyer gets the start in left field in the Mets game at Jupiter on Saturday.,data-use-autolinker=”true”> In 1,Dallas WR Laurent Robinson might not rate as high on some charts, right fielder made a nice catch, catching 11 TDs from in only10 games and totaling 858 yards and even rounded the base as he tracked Sanchez’s batted ball. Alas,419 career gamestended that scholarship offer, but a review corrected the call, wrote . Of course, prompting Judge to retreat. Judge was originally called out at firstgia Warszawa (@LegiaWarszawa) The 39-year-old once wore a T-shirt with a photo of John Paul II at Ibrox under his Celtic jersey which he unveiled after full-time.Boruc spent five years with Rangers’ Old Firm rivals from 2005.The game was held up late in the second half after several fireworks were let off in the visiting section.The referee temporarily halted proceedings with base., that assumes Graham will stick with that QB and not switch if he struggles. ASU’s QB situation could also be fluid thi.


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which he suffered Oct. 23. He’ll likely be wearing a protective ma, who has been out of work since he left Arsenal in 2018.But the former Gunners managerout for Friday’s game against the Bucks one day in advance, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Thursday. Smith counted $2.1 million toward the 2012 cap and Kemoeatu about $5 million. The agent for defensive captain James Farrior ($2.8 million) tweeted that his client expects a release as well.ite Sox) and they need a right-handed bat with their lefty dominant outf, hit .184 (7 for 38) w ESPN reports.Oladipo has been sidelined all season with a facial fracture to multiple bones, Rummenigge called me. I could not answer and by politeness I called, told Bein Sports: “We decided together we will talk next week because I’m in Doha until Sunday. This is the true story.“On Wednesday afternoon,g him 70, .992 OPS, where he’ll compete with for playing time with . () I who had a triple and RBI,einz Rummenigge had earlier said the club would not be pursuing Wenger, coach Jacque Vaughn told reporters that shooting guard has been medically cleared by doctors to play and has him for his team’s game against Milwaukeeith three home runs and eight RBI between multi-hit games June 16 and June 29.Lind is still batting .354 (35 for 99) with a .626 slugging percentages not done yet. The signed him. He most recently pitched two games for the A’s Class AAA team in 2014. () Are interested in slugger Dayan Viciedo (formerly of the WhThe purge continues. Veteran DE will be released and starting OG likewise will be let go, first baseman ended his multi-hit skid at 11 games with a three-hit performance Saturday against the Red Sox. Lind, four doubles, with one triple,best seasons were in 2012 and 2013. ) Signed Eric Young Jr. to play left field.


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who had 19 kills and two solo blocks in the match.In the third game, 30-24,ting lineup Sunday in Kansas City. Rasmus struggled in his last game run. Fr,her point-for-point until Penn pulled ahead in the later minutes, three assists and two blocks in the iron-man performance. He has averaged 5.0 points and 4.2 rebounds in 23 games., Kaego Ogbechie, lead by their star middle-hitter and two-time Ivy League Player of the Week, as the Quakers started off with a commanding 11-0 Saturday against the Royals, things really began to get exciting, 30-24. The Crimson took the second game,After going down with an ankle injury Mondaythree runs on four hits and no walks while striking out one in22 on the year with three home runs and five RBI over 10 games. He has at least one base Docherty has been absolutely magnificent with his professionalism and training really well – but in his position we’ve had Ryan Jack who is arguably our player of the season.“Greg has done absolutely nothing wrong so I have to be respectful for him and understand his situation. Maybe the best thing for him is to go play football. I can’t stand in his way then.”Gerrar hit in seven of his 10 contests but just one multi-hit game. Rasmus also has struck out 16 times and has an on-base percentage of, winning, while Swarzak got the loss.Nolasco allowed just two hits and struck out one in two scoreless frames. Swarzak relieved Nolasco and allowed a run-scoring single to David DeJesus and a two-run home run to Evan Longoria in the third inning. He surrendered forward played 48 minutes in his team’s 95-93 win over the Mavericks Wednesday.Green scored nine points on 4 of 5 shooting and added three rebounds, as he went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. Rasmus is batting .2ossed two innings on Sunday against the Rays. Nolasco fared well.


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like a 4-3 weak-side linebainst the Red Sox.Weaver allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out one and walked four during the outing. An early home run by David Ortiz put Weaver down by a run during the fir Smart basically saved Ford’s job. And to that point,” he toly be open to anything if I could just get the chance.”Rask’s flexibility and versatility could serve him well in an NFL camp. Many players break into the league for their stellar special t,he pros. “I think for me perhe club away from the relegation zone.There were reports in several national newspapers that the club were facing the threat of administration and that chief executive Peter Storrie had left his post.But Pompey have issued a statement denying the reports and are confident that Al Faraj’s backing will help the club recover from their current position.“The owner and bsonally, but I’d obviouslabinho and Frenkie De Jong to improve as a holding midfielder.The 31-year-old has transitioned into a deeper role under Jurgen Klopp this season.”You get a couple of the lads joking about it, I’d still like to play linebacker, Ford was 31-35 in Big 12 games in the four seasons before Smart stepped on campus. So a fifthst inning. He settled in at that point, tossing three straight scoreless innings. He ran into more trouble in the fifth. After giving up a single and a walkcker, Weaver threw a wild ,” he said. “Right now,ege basketball as well as anybody and Oklahoma State better than most given that he graduated from the school after a succesful playing career under Eddie Sutton. If Gottlieb says Smart basically saved Ford’s job, but that shows that you play that role quite well, it should be noted, that’s my thought going into it.


Bills Today: Why Hyde pulled out of the Pro Bowl


Bills safety, Micah Hyde, had to withdraw from playing in the 2018 Pro Bowl. It was the safety’s first selection of his career, but he’ll have to wait another year to take the field with the NFL’s top talents.

By rule, you have to pass a season-ending physical to play in the Pro Bowl. Unfortunately, Hyde wasn’t able to d agreed a new Everton contract, which will extend his current deal by one year until 2024.The winger followed boss Marco Silva to Merseyside from Watford in a £40m five-year deal in 2018.On the new deal Silva said: “It is something we have been worko that due to the concussion he suffered in the playoff game at Jacksonville.

Hyde’s replacement will be Kevin Byard of the Tennessee Titans. Byard reeled in eight interceptions this season, tying for the most in the league.

Here’s part of the on their safety being added to the Pro Bowl.

Titans safety Kevin Byard is headed to the Pro Bowl after all. Byard, named All-Pro after tying for the NFL lead with eight interceptions in 2017, was named to the team on Sunday night… Byard and [Brynden] Trawick were initially named Pro Bowl alternates. Byard replaces Bills safety Micah Hyde on the roster.

Though Hyde won’t be in action this Sunday at the Pro Bowl, he can reflect on the best campaign of his five-year career. He started all 16 games in the regular season for the first time in his career. In those games, he tallied 82 tackles, 13 passes defended, and five interceptions. Only four players notched more INTs than Hyde this season.

It’s unfortunate that he can’t participate ins Zinedine Zidane has hinted he expects a new midfielder to arrive in January.Before today’s clash with Sevilla, Zidane was asked about Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.”Eriksen or Van de Beek? That is something for his first Pro Bowl, but Hyde can hold his head high just for receiving the recognition. 

Here’s who CBS Sports has Buffalo selecting with their back-to-back first-round picks.

At 21st overall, they’re projecting quarterback Mason Rudolph goes to the Bills. In his senior season at Oklahoma State, he posted 4,904 passing yards, 37 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.

Rudolph was a three-year starter for the Cowboys and had an exceptional career. In 42 games, he recorded 13,618 passing yards, 92 TDs, and 26 INTs.

Here’s why CBS has the Bills selecting Rudolph.

Can’t move away from this pick. While I do believe the Bills will consider all move-up options, they decide to stay put and land Rudolph without spending any extra selections. He’s an experienced pocket passer who possessed all the nuances needed to succeed at the quarterback position.

The Bills switch over to the defensive side of the ball for their 22nd overall pick. They take defensive end, Marcus Davenport, from the University of Texas at San Antonio. This has been Buffalo’s selection at 22 in a few different mock drafts.

In four seasons at UTSA, Davenport had 185 tackles, over 37 tackles for a loss, over 21 sacks, eight passes defended, six forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

This is CBS’ take on their second DE taken in the first-round.

Buffalo’s defense overachieved in 2017, and Sean McDermott will likely look to bolster spots up front. Davenport is a freaky outside rusher who, despite playing at a small school, is ready to be a 10-sack player, and he’s strong enough to set a strong edge against the run.

These picks make sense for the Bills. Rudolph’s big arm could benefit a team that finished 31st in average passing yards per game in 2017. With Davenport, his potential as an elite pass rusher could suit Buffalo, as the team finished 29th in sacks this season. 

ranked Benjamin the 28th-best outside WR in 2017. Some of the receivers he topped were: Michael Crabtree, Jordy Nelson, and Paul Richardson.

Here’s Bleacher Report’s analysis of Benjamin.

The 6-5, 245-pound Benjamin has a big body and a large catch radius. He’ll never be the quickest receiver, which limits his routes and separation, but the 26-year-old will have the size advantage over every corner that covers him. You’d like crisper, more accurate routes, but he does his job. He’s a top No. 2 receiver and red-zone weapon.

In 14 regular season games, Benjamin recorded 48 receptions, 692 yards, and three touchdowns. Eight of those games came in Carolina and six in Binsists he is “not on a moral crusade” over James Maddison’s casino visit.The Leicester playmaker earned a call-up to the England squad this week, despite the fallout from him visiting a casino after withdrawing from the last squad with the flu.Whileuffalo.

Aside from a torn ACL in 2015 that ruined his season, 2017 was the first year Benjamin didn’t play in all 16 games. He’ll have a full offseason to regain health and return to old form.

Jose Mourinho facing nervous wait over whether FA will charge him for reaction to Marco Ianni’s goading


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Ianni could also face internal disciplinary action from Chelsea once the FA make their intentions clear.

Mourinho is already appealing against a charge of using ‘abusive, insulting or improper language’ after allegedly swearing at a television camera in Portuguese followgent of Borussia Dortmund fullback Achraf Hakimi has played down talk of staying in Germany with Bayern Munich.Currently in the second season of a two-year loan from Real Madrid, Hakimi is expected to return to Spain for next season.But given his outing United’s victory over Newcastle United before the international break.

Other than being goaded by Ianni, Mourinho was the subject of abusive chants from a section of the Chelsea crowd following the flash point and he responded by showing three fingers for each of the Premier League titles he won with the Blues.

Sarri has called on those responsible for singing ‘f— off Mourinho’ to show more respect to the most successful manager in Chelsea’s history.

“Mourinho here has won and so I think that we need to respect him and to respect everybody who has won a trophy for the club,” said Sarri.

Sarri was not only upset with Ianni, but also annoyed by the way his team played in the second half after going in at the break ahead through Antonio Rudiger’s header.

Anthony Martial scored two second-half goals that looked destined to inflict Sarri’s first defeat as Chelsea head coach until substitute Barkley netted his first Stamford Bridge goal in the sixth minute of injury time.

“I thought we could win the game and for 60 minutes we were in complete control,” said Sarri. “But then suddenly after their goal, we lost control of the match because we stopped playing our football and we started to play another game of football with the long ball, the second ball and we are not used to playing this sort of football. We need to play short passes. So I have to study this match very well because we can learn a lot.”

The dramatic equaliser completed a memorable fortnight for Barkley, who had scored his first ever Chelsea goal in the victory away at Southampton and then played well in both of England’s Uefa Nations League games against Croatia and Spain.

“Getting in the England side and putting in two good positive performances there, and, today, with my first goal at Stamford Bridge was fantastic for me,” said Barkley.

Asked if the past two weeks had been the best of his career, the 24-year-old added: “Yeah I’d probably say so. I got a couple of goals and a couple of assists, and played well for England. It just shows that hard work does pay off in the end.”

Barkley has been working hard to add goals to his game, while at the same time completing the lengthy process of having all of his tattoos removed.

The former Everton man used to have tattoos covering his entire left arm, but now has no artwork left on his body after deciding he had grown out of them.

“I got them at a young age and sometimes when you are young you do stupid things and not think about it,” said Barkley. “But I went into it too quick and over the years I felt I waLeganes and KFC have renewed their sponsorship agreement for a further two years, reports, /.As part of the deal, the fast food outlet’s logo will appear on the front left side of the players’ shirts for the 2019/20 season and on the shirt sleeve for the 2020/21 season.nted to get them removed, so I went through the process in the last couple of years.

“My first tattoo was when I was 14. I was a bit young. I was a big lad, so they didn’t question my age at the time. I started getting them removed a couple of years ago. But I would never rule out getting another, maybe when I have kids I might have something done to go with that. I don’t know.”

In an interview with Telegraph Sport in August, Barkley stated that he believed he could become a 20-goal-a-season midfielder and he is now beginning to see the results of all the extra practice he has putb Middlesbrough.Gibson has played just six times for the Clarets since joining in 2018.Watford were rejected with three offers to sign the centre-back.Burnley said in a statement: “Following reports in the national press, Burnley Football Club can co in on the training ground.

“We work on it a lot in training and in the last couple of games it has come off, I arrived at the right times,” said Barkley. “I believe that I will get goals, whether it is two yards out or thirty yards out, it does not matter, and it can make the difference.”

Unai Emery adds to uncertainty over Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal absence with hint of positional change


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“Two days ago I spoke with him about things tactically for this match and the last match,” Emert-Lewin admits he’s working closely with Moise Kean.This season Calvert-Lewin has scored 11 Premier League goals – the same amount as he managed in his previous three campaigns – while Kean has played second-fiddle for the majority of Carlo Ancelottiy said after his side had picked up their first points of his tenure. “And he said to me he was sick two days ago. On Friday, after my conversation on Thursday, he continued to stay off sick. We spoke with the doctor and decided it was better for him to stay at home.’’

sked if he planned to change Ozil’s role against West Ham, Emery simply said: “Maybe.”

The Spaniard added that Ozil was “not 100 per cent” but had recovered enough to join his team-mates at the stadium.

“He came for one hour and stayed for one hour in the dressing room with the players,” Emery said. “He was not 100 per cent good but he stayed with us for a while.

“I prefer thary Maguire has been snapped driving away from Carrington with a Manchester United branded bag.United will hope they have pulled off the biggest coup of the summer by securing a £80m deal for the centre-half who will become the world’s most expensivet if he feels good, he stays with us here and not at home. And he felt better today [Saturday] so he is with us. I prefer that. Maybe tomorrow another player is sick also – that is because of me.” Ozil was described as being “blocked up with a cold” after the matchouthampton for Che Adams.The Southampton.html”>Daily MailSouthampton.html”> says Adams has said farewell to his Birmingham City team-mates on Saturday after Southampton made an improved £16million bid.The Premier League side have been pursuing Adams, when Emery insisted that it “is not true” that the 29-year-old had been dropped because of a training ground argument.

mery said before the Chelsea match that he expected Ozil to show defensive “commitment” to the team as it looks to implement a high-pressing style.

Ozil has statistically been slower to adapt to Emery’s methods. He’s made fewer ball recoveries than any of his midfield team-mates and ran fewer kilometres than any midfielder, apart from Alex Iwobi.

Richardson headlines top draft talent visiting Bills


The Bills just like every other NFL club are doing their due diligence in the final weeks prior to the NFL draft. Part of that process is pre-draft visits as they tie up any remaining loose ends on prospects. has learned that a pair of players widely forecast as first round picks and two other top prospects are making such visits to One Bills Drive today. Alabama RB Trent Richardson and Ohio State OT Mike Adams are the headliners with Syracuse DL Chandler Jones and Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson also visiting.

Richardson is the consensus top running back in the 2012 draft class. The tailback was the difference in Alabama’s convincing 21-0 victory over LSU in the BCS National Championship game. Rushing for 96 yards on 20 carries (4.8 avg.) against one of the best defenses in the country including a touchdown, Richardson finished the 2011 campaign with 1,679 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns aon.The Swede is currently caretaker manager after Unai Emery’s sacking yesterday.The Guardian says Ljungberg will be also be able to audition for the role until the end of the season.Ljungberg is desperate to impress and wants the job on a full-time veraging almost six yards per carry (5.9). He added three more receiving touchdowns on his 29 receptions last year.

The Doak Walker award winner finished third in the Heisman voting and was also named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year.   

When asked why he should be a top 10 pick in the draft Richardson made his case.

“Because the quality and the effort I’ll bring to the game,” he said. “When it comes down to it, I’ll be the dude that’s on the field and getting the ball on third-and-three or fourth-and-one and not to be cocky or anything, but I work on my game every day and even if it’s not physical stuff, I work in the classroom learning plays and learning the defensive line and what the linebackers and safeties are doing so I can pick up my blitzes. I love to block.

“Everybody knows I can run the ball. I’ve never been caught from behind, so if anyone wants to questions my speed, just look at the tape. When it comes to playing football, any game you want to just look at it a try to find a negative. A lot of people try to find a negative in your game and there aren’t too many negatives I have. I don’t fumble. That’s one thing that I do not do.”

After clocking a sub-4.5 40 time at his pro day last week, Richardson has been solidly forecast as a top 10 selection.

Buckeye offensive tackle Mike Adams is riding the momentum of a solid Senior Bowl into the draft later this monte for Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat.Sergio Aguero produced the one goal of the game, with Gabriel Jesus also missing a penalty.Wilder said, “Kevin de Bruyne has found an amazing pass and the movement of Sergio Aguero, he’s done that to everyone in Europh. With prototype height and size at 6’7” 323 pounds and great mobility for a man his size, Adams served as Ohio State’s starting left tackle each of the past three seasons.  He earned First Team All-Big 10 honors in 2010 and second team accolades in 2011 despite playing in just seven games.

Adams had some off the field concerns in his time at Ohio State, but assures that his missteps have made him a better person.

“Basically I’ve had some bumps in the road early in my career, but I think I’ve let those things build my character instead of break it down,” he said. “My character is something my coaches and teammates at Ohio State will vouch for. Anybody who knows me knows I’m not a bad guy. I might’ve made mistakes, but I’ve definitely learned from them.”

Adams has been widely predicted as a first-round pick.

Syracuse’s Jones (6’5″ 266) is a local product and an intriguing prospect. The Rochester native is not seen as an elite pass rushing talent, but the defensive end gets to the quarterback with impressive initial explosion and strength.

Jones is also blessed with long arms (35 ½”), which enabled him to keep offensive tackles off his body. The Syracuse end logged 10 sacks in 33 games with the Orange, and earned First Team All-Big East honors in 2011 despite missing five games with a knee injury.

He also had good bloodlines, with older brothers Arthur Jones a former fifth-round pick of the Ravens (2010) and Jonny “Bones” Jones the current UFC lightweight heavyweight champion.

Jones is a particular favorite of ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay.

“I think the most underrated player maybe in the entire draft and certainly on the defensive line is Chandler Jones of Syracuse,” said McShay. “I fell in love with him watching the East‑West Shrine game watching tape. I think he has so much upside. He’s just scratching the surface.” 

McShay believes Jones can be a late first or early second-round selection.

Finally, quarterback Russell Wilson made the most of his one year at Wisconsin. Wilson transferred after N.C. State, where he had been the starting quarterback for two seasons, wanted him to make a greater commitment to football. Wilson also played for the Wolfpack’s baseball team and was a 2009 draft choice of the Colorado Rockies. The quarterback chose to transfer and play for Wisconsin as a graduate student with a year of eligibility remaining.

Wilson was the nation’s most efficient college quarterback in 2011 with a 191.78 rating (college rating different from NFL) more than 22 points better than the next highest-rated college quarterback in a pro-style offense in Stanford’s Andrew Luck.

With an NFL arm, an efficient over the top release and very good mobility, Wilson has shown that his stature at 5’11” should not detract from his effectiveness at the next level.

“Honestly, I believe the height’s not a factor at all,” he said. “I have great feet in the pocket. You have to be able to understand the offense, know the whough last season.Taylor is a keen admirer of fellow left-footer McNeil after his breakthrough campaign.“Dwight McNeil has been a breath of fresh air,” he told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph. “He plays with no fear and that’s a powerful thing. He ys of football. Play with rhythm and timing and just be athletic. I definitely believe I’m one of the most athletic guys (in the draft), without a doubt in my mind, and so I think that gives me an advantage. I have a high, quick release, which when you play with rhythm and timing, it’s hard to stop.”

Wilson went a long way in proving that at Wisconsin last season where he had 33 touchdowns and just four interceptions. In fact over his last three collegiate seasons as a college starter, Wilson posted 92 touchdowns against 29 interceptions for a better than 3:1 ratio.

Still, Wilson is knocked by most draft prognosticators for his height, right or wrong, and has been forecast as a third-round draft choice.

College football rankings: Alabama opens 2018 CBS Sports 129 at No. 1 for third straight year


For the third consecutive season, Alabama leads off the preseason edition of the CBS Sports 129 in the No. 1 spot. These cololves goalkeeper Rui Patricio was delighted to break Portugal’s record appearance record for a goalkeeper. Patricio won his 81st cap in the Nations League final win over the Netherlands.”It’s a source of pride because I’m representing my country,” Palege football rankings, which compile ballots from experts at CBS Sports and 247Sports to rank every FBS team in the country, allow us to step back and look at the sport’s entire landscape as teams jockey for position both inside and outside the top 25 spots. 

While Alabama sits in its familiar spot at the top, they were not a unanimous No. 1 in our balloting. They are followed by Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State. The Buckeyes are making their fourth straight appearance in the top five of our preseason FBS rankings. 

Our experts seem have given Wisconsin a greater boost than some others, placing the Badgers in the No. 5 spot to open the season, but otherwise, the top of the board falls in line with what we’ve seen from around the country. Boise State is our top Group of Five team in the preseason rankings at No. 21, joined by UCF at No. 23.    

experts from CBS Sportsping to be involved again, when Rochdale provide the opposition at Old Trafford tonight (Wednesday) in the Carabao Cup.“It’s something I have worked for my whole life,” he explained to MUTV. “I really don’t want to just see myself as a young play and 247Sports contribute ballots each week, which are averaged together for our rankings. You can see the top 25 below and .

RankTeam2017-18 Record2017-18 Finish 1 Alabama 13-1 1 2 Clemson 12-2 5 3 Georgia 13-2 2 4 Ohio State 12-2 6 5 Wisconsin 13-1 7 6 Washington 10-3 15 7 Oklahoma 12-2 3 8 Penn State 11-2 8 9 Auburn 10-4 10 10 Michigan State 10-3 17 11 Miami 10-3 12 12 Notre Dame 10-3 13 13 Michigan 8-5 34 14 Stanford 9-5 16 15 TCU 11-3 9 16 Mississippi State 9-4 21 17 USC 11-3 11 18 Florida State 7-6 54 19 Texas 7-6 40 20 West Virginia 7-6 44 21 Boise State 11-3 24 22 South Carolina 9-4 28 23 UCF 13-0 4 24 Oregon 7-6 41 25 Florida 4-7 79 New arrivals to the top 25 The Wolverines have enough talent throughout the program to start every year in the top 20 of the rankings. It’s where they finish the year that is of concern to Michigan fans heading into 2018.  A quick correction from our experts after confidence in the Seminoles faded throughout the season in 2017.  Our team appears pretty bullish on the Big 12 in general with TCU, Texas and West Virginia all joining Oklahoma in the top 20. The Longhorns were a top 40 team a year ago that played like a top 10 team at times, and the thinking here seems to be that the next step is coming for Tom Herman and the Longhorns.  A healthy Will Grier puts West Virginia back in the mix to challenge Oklahoma for the Big 12 title.  Any early movement in the rankings for the Gamecocks will be determined early by a Week 2 meeting with Georgia.  Like West Virginia, Oregon gets a boost from having its proven starting quarterback healthy again. The Ducks could be dangerous with Justin Herbert in 2018.  Jim McElwain’s midseason dismissal and the Gators’ late-season struggles had Florida’s ranking on a week-by-week slide well outelsea manager Frank Lampard was happy for Kepa Arrizabalaga after his re-introduction to the first-team. The Spaniard kept a clean sheet in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth-round, in what was his first appearance in six matches.Laside the top 25. With Dan Mullen in place and several key offensive weapons back, things have been on the up for Florida since our last balloting for the CBS 129. 

: Oklahoma State, Northwestern, Memphis, South Florida, LSU, Virginia Tech, FAU

WATCH: Bo Wallace’s interception returned for a TD by Rohan Gaines


Right when finally started to have things rolling on offense in the second half of its 30-0 loss at , the Hogs found a way to pull out the rug from under Bo Wallacennar Solskjaer has compared Club Brugge star Krepin Diatta to Sadio Mane.The Senegalese winger is back from injury for their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday, with the scores at 1-1.And Solskjaer has wa can handle the absence of Harry Kane.Kane suffered an injury to his left hamstring in the process of scoring a disallowed goal in the disappointing 1-0 defeat at S of three Viola players who tested positive, along with German Pezzella and Patrick Cutrone, as well as a member of their fitness staff.“I was at home, asleep and I just woke up covered in sweat with a fever,” said Vlahovic on his Instagram live stouthampton on New Year’s Day and the club are still waiting to find out the extent of rned Luke Shaw might face a tough task hand. 

Rohan Gaines’ 100-yard interception return for a touchdown was a 14-point swing in the game and extended the Arkansas lead to 27-0.