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USA score three goals in nine minutes to win Brazil thriller 4-3

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Julie Ertz came off the bench and scored in the 89th minute as the United States overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat Brazil 4-3 on Sunday night in a thrilling match at the Tournament of Nations. The United States were in danger of losing for the fourth time this year before the three-goal flurry in nine minutes.

Two minutes after Brazil’s Andressinha scored a free kick in the 78th minute for her second goal of the game, Christen Press countered to make it 3-2 with her 43rd internatio Tottenham’s squad for their Champions League trip to Red Star Belgrade.Son was left traumatised after his tackle led to Andre Gomes’ horrific injury at Everton on Sunday. But he was named in the squad which flew out to the Serbian capital this morninal goal and second of the year. Press fed Megan Rapinoe for a spectacular blast that tied it in the 85th minute, and Ertz put the Americans ahead four minutes later.

Rapinoe, who was recovering from knee surgery for much of last year, had not scored for the national team since the 2015 World Cup. She has rebounded this season with the NWSL’s Seattle Reign and leads the league with 12 goals.

The United States were coming off in the team’s Tournament of Nations opener in Seattle on Thursday night. It was the first time that the Australians had beaten the Americans in 28 previous matches.

Coach Jill Ellis tinkered with her line-up against Brazil, surprisingly moving Becky Sauerbrunn to a defensive midfielder role rather than her usual spot at center back. The United States has never dropped four games on home soil in a single season. In addition to Australia on Thursday, the Americans fell to England and France in the She Believes Cup in March.

Australia, ranked No7 in the world, lead the tournament standings.l has had a slow start to the season.Lampard said today, “I have four wingeat’s on the advice of former United midfielder Kleberson.”I don’t think it would be great for Maddison to join United,” the World Cup winner told US-Bookies.com.”They [Leicester] have had a good start to the season but when you do a big jump from a srs to choose from. They’re all fit. We all forget Christian has just turned 21 because of the price tag and because he’s come through from a very young age. It’s normal to exp The Matildas will wrap up the round-robin tournament against Brazil on Thursday in Carson, California. The United States will face Japan.

England didn’t beat Australia in the Four Nations. Will Great Britain do better?

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League fans envious of in a row when their national team hasn’t beaten the Kangaroos for a decade, have something to look forward to. Great Britain are coming back. Yes, I know, you’ve heard it all before. But this time it’s true – apparently. As union’s British and Irish Lions gear up to dominate the media next summer when they head to New Zealand, a relaunch of the League Lions is being planned, at last.

It’s nine years now since Richard Lewis brought the curtain down on the Great Britain story after 60 (at times) glorious years, 10 since GB played down under and 24 since an Ashes series was held in Australia. But I am reliably informed that plans are evolving for the return of Great Britain & Ireland and the Ashes, last competed for on these shores in 2003 when Great Britain contrived to turn three laighted with their 2-1 victory over Sampdoria on Wednesday night.Cristiano Ronaldo jumped 71cm off the ground to nod in Alex Sandro’s cross and win the game, after a Paulo Dybala volley had been cancelled out by Gianluca Caprari’s effort.“Dybala’s gte leads into three narrow defeats.

With World Cups down under next year and up here in 2021, an Ashes series in 2018 would most likely be in the UK. Alternatively, Great Britain could go back to Australia in 2020. With Australia’s players union still demanding a fallow year between World Cups, it will be one or the other, not both.

So what would a modern Ashes tour look like? The whole point of bringing it back would be to give players and fans a different experience to the Four Nations or World Cup. It would mean warm-up or midweek matches at provincial venues, and three Tests. While it would not go on any longer than the current four to five weeks, more could be packed in.

But how could Great Britain & Ireland look any different to England? Assuming they took the traditional rugby union Lions’ philosophy of having every home nation contributing, there would be management and players from all four camps, surely led by a British coach. If you were choosing it now, a Lions squad could include Scotland’s Matty Russell, Danny Brough and possibly eays the Armenian is the Gunners’ fourth best-paid player but has flattered to deceive at the Emirates since his 2018 swap deal with Alexis Sanchez, who moved to Manchester United in Mkhitaryan’s place.The 30-year-old, who earns £180,000-a-week, is cven Adam Walker, the Welsh flavour could come from Lloyd White, Ben Flower or Rhys Evans, and from Ireland, possibly Ben Currie and the Kings brothers from Warrington. None of these players would be guaranteed a spot in a GB XIII picked on merit alone, but the Lions should be more than that.

The main reason Great Britain was mothballed in 2007 was that it had become an all-English team anyway. Other than Tony Smith’s bizarre selection of Samoan Maurie Fa’asavalu in 2007, as far as I can fathom, Irishman Brian Carney is the only Great Britain player not born in England since Welshman Rowland Phillips played in Papua New Guinea in 1996, bringing to an end a century of union converts from the celtic nations.

Nowadays the celtic contribution to Great Britain – or rather the “British Isles XIII” as the crest on my cherished old GBRL shirt declares – will most likely be English-born. But they could certainly bring the spirit and grit missing from Wayne Bennett’s England side last month.

Goal-line drop-out

So that was the 2016 season. Farewell rugby league; see you again in February. Unless that is you live in or near Yorkshire, are into the women’s game or have Wednesday afternoons free. In which case, the season is just getting into its stride!

The 14-team Hull League remains in winter while the Pennine League may have shrunk a little since the RFL’s bizarre “summer season” campaign yet still has 54 teams up and running this year. That’s just one more than the number of university teams playing now, from Northumberland to Brighton. There are 41 sixth form and further education colleges playing, including newcomers Leyton Sixth Form and Sir George Monoux in Walthamstow, neighbours in east London.

I feel I need to find out more. Add 12 women’s teams (including Liverpool University), the Girls League and the Yorkshire Junior League and there’s rather a lot of competitive league being played in December and January after all.

Foreign quota

While our professionals are back in pre-season training, across the channel the action never stops – especially for Toulouse and Catalans. Both have their reserves in Elite 1 again, providing a testing ground for their best young talent which, in theory, will emerge into the sunlight in spring. Catalans’ reserves, coached by Jerome Guisset, have dispensed with the name Saint-Estève-XIII-Catalan, ending about 80 years of those two historic clubs, and want to be known as Catalans U23, a sorry and unnecessary Anglicisation. Les Baby Dracs pushed table-toppers Carcassonne all the way recently, coming from 26-6 down to lose just 28-20, with Belgium rugby sevens winger Marc Sowell Tchangue among their scorers. They will continue playing once the Elite 1 season ends in May, facing British reserve teams.

While Catalans’ second team are looking strong, Toulouse Broncos – AKA Toulouse Olympique’s reserves – are without a win in their opening seven games. Coach Sylvain Houles will no doubt fish out some exciting young talent as 2017 unfolds. Look out for a full-length interview with Houles here on the Guardian in the bleak mid-winter. Lezignan look strong again and have gone top, while Catalans play Toulouse in a friendly on 21 January.

Clubcall: Toronto Wolfpack

The Wolfpack are the club that keep on giving. Press launch, media release, new signing, breaking story; repeat. Who knows what will happen when they actually start playing. Since I was last with you they have signed a deal with cool Italian kit manufacturers Kappa; abandoned plans to share Bradford Bulls’ Tonge training base and instead decided to set up camp at Brighouse Rangers; announced pre-season fixtures at Hull FC and against Wigan; and signed a second American-born player, with 19-year-old Gold Coast Titans prop Jerome Veve joining Virginian flyer Ryan Borroughs in their ranks, alongside some chap called Fui Fui Moi Moi. The 18 trialists they are bringing over to Brighouse from the Americas include a 17-year-old from Vancouver Island and USA internationals Terrance Williams from Georgia and Casey Clark of Montana.

The Wolfpack might also cause a stir expected to replace Maurizio Sarri in the Stamford Bridge hotseat.”After the season he has had with Derby and with Chelsea’s transfer ban in place, there is no-one better equipped than Frank to succeed at Chelsea,” the 38-year-old was quoted in Chel in Manchester. They will play home Challenge Cup ties and any play-off games at Manchester Regional Arena, next to the Etihad. On 5 February, Wigan will provide the first visitors to the home of Manchester Rangers, the amateur club who the RFL apparently lined up to replace York City Knights in League 1 before former London Skolars GM Jon Flatman rescued York on Thursday night. Intriguing.

Fifth and last

The confirmation that USA and Canada have been granted hosting rights for the 2025 World Cup went down well. However, we will not have to wait that long to see major international action over the pond. Despite the Kangaroos supposedly bringing down the curtain on the Four Nations, there is discussion over there being one more – in 2019… in the US!

This would act as a first test of the Moore Sports International’s capabilities in hosting a major tournament and prove a leg-up for the professional league they hope to launch that year. Expect the fourth team to be a top Pacific nation or the US Hawks. The US are also in the running to host the first Intercontinental Cup, which looks like being delayed until 2022 to avoid Rugby Union World Cups in 2019 and 2023. That would be a practice run for the 2025 World Cup.

Why Real Salt Lake’s journalist ban damages the credibility of MLS

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Banning journalists seems to be something of a trend in American politics right now. Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Politico, and the Washington Post at one point or another over the past year or so, with the Republican presidential nominee serving banning orders like Oprah hands out book prizes. It’s an ethos that has seemingly seeped into American soccer, too.

Last week, Real Salt Lake last week of Salt Lake Tribune columnist Gordon Monson for Saturday’s league fixture against the New England Revolution. In response, the Tribune decided to remove all its staff from the game, instead covering RSL’s goalless draw against the Revs off the television.

The fact that such a sanction was imposed against Monson, who has been critical of the club’s owner, Dell Loy Hansen, is troubling. “The man with the deep pockets wants to run the club the way he wants to run it, not the way it should be run, not the way it’s best run. His ego is behind the wheel,” Monson wrote in August 2015. RSL maintains that Monson’s relationship with the club’s former owner – Monson co-hosts a sports radio show with Spence Checketts, the son of former RSL owner David Checketts – means he is a less than objective observer.

But this isn’t the way to go about things. That those in charge at should feel the sting of such condemnation isn’t surprising, particularly excited to be taking charge for their Carabao Cup clash with Aston Villa.Critchley will take charge of a youthful Reds team at Villa Park, with Jürgen Klopp and the first-team squad in Qatar to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup this week.Critchwhen Monson has more than once criticised Hansen, but serving banning orders helps nobody, least of all the club.

We can only hope that this practice does not spread throughout the league. As something of a crossover between the soccer world and the American sporting sphere, Major League Soccer has always been an anomaly of sorts. It borrows certain aspects of its identity from European soccer while retaining a distinctly North American character. Nowhere is that better demonstrated than iva says he’d welcome the chance to be registered with the club.Silva is in Madrid after completing his loan with Cruzeiro.He told Marca: “The truth is that I have a team, and it’s Real Madrid. There were some offers, but most have been just enquiriesn the league’s media approach.

In fact, is held aloft as an example of media relations done right – at least as far as soccer goes. Its sporting reputation might not transcend borders just yet, but the league is renowned in press circles across the globe for its accessibility and openness. That is seen as a manifestation of the American way and is welcomed by those who are not afforded such access in European soccer.

Using personal experience as a gauge, MLS clubs understand the role of the media and how it can be used to their own benefit. When I wrote a story prior to the first ever Hudson River Derby between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC last year, players were actively offered up by both clubs for interview. Media days were arranged, with individual schedules accommodated for as clubs did their best to present whoever, whenever.

Much of this comes from MLS’s need to compete in a crowded media marketplace, against leagues and sports of longer-established heritage. But nonetheless, this is the image that Real Salt Lake are in danger of damaging. Furthermore, they’re hurting their own fans by blacklisting members of the local media, particularly writers for such locally important publications as the Salt Lake Tribune. If MLS clubs are desperate to ensure their roots touch their local communities, banning a loheffield United boss Chris Wilder says Jack Rodwell must work his way into their first team plans.Wilder says new signing Jack Robinson and Rodwell will not simply be handed appearances for Sheffield United this weekend in the FA Cup against Millwallcal columnist is at odds with that ethos.

European clubs are learning, but progress is slow. Manchester City hosted a media day to make the most of Pep Guardiola’s unveiling as their new manager, but even then the message still felt strictly controlled. MLS still sets the precedent, at least giving the impression of access and openness. And there is no league anywhere in the world that wouldn’t benefit from such a trait.

It’s therefore not the media Real Salt Lake are hurting with their actions, but fans, and the overall image of North American soccer as well. Journalists might be the target of such flak, but the real damage is felt elsewhere. Fans need the media to hold their teams to account. They also need the media to provide access, as well as an emotional link to those they watch play every week. It might sound like self-righteous hyperbole, but soccer needs the media as much as the media needs soccer.

This is why Real Salt Lake’s decision to ban Monson makes so little sense. Accessibility is one of MLS’s key selling points (the league is aware of Monson’s ban and says it takes access seriously). Players guest on fan podcasts, locker rooms are opened up to the press within minutes of the full-time whistle, with coaches and general managers even hosting Reddit AMA sessions from time to time. Without that selling point, MLS and North American soccer as a whole is a less attractive, less appealing product. It goes against the grain of the game’s media mantra in the United States and Canada. The MLS All-Star game in San Jose later this month will provide the perfect illustration of just how far ahead the league is in terms of its media approach. A week-long series of fan and media events won’t just act as promotion for the game itself, but for the league in general. This is the kind of thing at stake if RSL’s actions were repeated elsewhere.

Of course, MLS’s centralised structure helps with the organisation of such events, but clubs must recognise how important accessibility and positive media relations are to almost every aspect of North American soccer. Monson’s blacklisting is about more than just one journalist having his credentials stripped. This concerns the image and spirit of MLS. The disconnect exposed by Real Salt Lake’s media ban is about more than just one empty seat in the press box.

Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks, former WWE star, will make MMA debut at UFC 203

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UFC will add another star high-profile figure to its line-up to go alongside the likes of Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey, with the announcement that former WWE star Phil “CM Punk” Brooks will fight at 203 in September.

Brooks was originally due to make his debut against Mickey Gall at UFC 199 but a shoulder injury ruled himver AZ Alkmaar.The scores were tied at 0-0 before Ashley Young broke the deadlock after 53 minutes.A double from Mason Greenwood quickly followed, with a penalty from Juan Mata sandwiched in between, making it four goals in 11 minutes for United.Spea out of action. Gall is undeaten in his two UFC fights and the 24-year-old is significantly youngenal and West Ham.Corriere dello Sport says Arsenal have shown an interest in Kessie, but could face competition from London rivals West Ham for his signature.Kessie first joined Milan from Cessena in 2017 and has become an important first-team playeer than Brooks, who is 37. The fight will take place at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on 10 September. The line-up will also see local hero Stipe Miocic defend his heavyweight title against Alistair Overeem

“The instant I got cleared I got on the horn with [UFC president Dana White] and we nailed everything down so I will be debuting September 10 in Cleveland,” Brooks told the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “I’m super excited. For obviously a myriad of re’s seen from their U23s.The midfielder, now in his third spell with the the Seagulls, believes the environment can get the young guns ready for the next step. Crofts, 35, said: “Since I have come in it’s been brilliant.“It’s like a first team andasons. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Brooks’s participation in UFC has caused some controversy as he has no professional fighting experience aside from the orchestrated action in WWE. Brooks is an intriguing figure away in his daily life and has written for Marvel Comics.

Trailblazing NFL coach Dennis Green was far more than just a soundbite

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For many football fans, Dennis Green will be remembered for one thing. His when his Arizona Cardinals lost to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football is probably one of the 10 best coach blow-ups of all time. Most mentions of his name are quickly followed by the refrain: “The Bears are what we thought they were.”

riticising the players during their El Clasico defeat at Real Madrid.Quique Setien’s No2 is well known for his passionate style of management.Sarabia’s reactions on the bench throughout the match were caught by Movistar’s cameras.”He is doing nothing

But to recall Green, who , as a caricature from a video clip is unfair. He was far more than a guy who got mad after a nationally televised loss in a football game. He was an essential coach at an important time for the NFL. He made o has opened the door to a future move to Real Madrid.He was at the FIFA’s Best ceremony on Monday evening in Milan after being nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s coach award.It has been a poorly kept secret that Pochettino would be interested in a reone of the most cherished and lucrative destination jobs in professional sports – NFL head coach – a possibility for many African-American men who never thought such a chance was real.

Only two black men had ever coached an NFL team when the hired Green in 1992. One of those men, Fritz Pollard, was a player-coach in the 1920s. The other was Art Shell, who was hired by the Raiders in 1989. Unlike Shell, who lasted six seasons, Green became an institution in Minnesota, coaching there for a decade. He turned the Vikings into consistent winners, going to the playoffs in eight of those 10 seasons.

In January 1999, he narrowly missed becoming the first African-American coach to take a team to the Super Bowl when Vikings kicker Gary Anderson, who hadn’t missed a kick in two years, that would have sealed the NFC championship game. Two years later, his Vikings lost another conference title game, this time in New York.

He won’t be remembered as the most successful black coach. Both Tony Dungy and Mike Tomlin hargen Klopp admits winning the Club World Cup will mean much more to opponents Flamengo and Brazilian football fans than those in England.The German believes that Flamengo will be “treated as heroes” and enjoy ‘a proper party’ if they lift the trophy,ve won Super Bowls. But Green went 113-94 in his career, his record undercut by three years as coach of the then-moribund Cardinals. He won four NFC Central titles at a time when many owners and general managers were hesitant to hire black coaches. He may not have gone to that elusive Super Bowl as a head coach but he made it easier for men like Dungy, Tomlin, Jim Caldwell and Hue Jackson to be hired.

The NFL is a better place because of Dennis Green.

Part of his success was that he embraced 49ers coach Bill Walsh’s West Coast Offense, working with Walsh as an assistant after a failed run as head coach at Northwestern. For three years he was Jerry Rice’s position coach, taking the lessons of his work with Rice to Stanford where he was head coach for three seasons and then the Vikings where he managed Cris Carter and Randy Moss, helping turn both into NFL stars.

Instead, most people will think of Green and remember him shouting about the Bears. That was in the last season at Arizona, when the Cardinals’ dysfunction was in bloom. Hopefully he will be remembered for more than a video clip. He was a very good head coach at a time when football needed him to be one.

LeBron James put on the kind of show we’ve been craving from Steph Curry

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If I wanted to be a real jerk, I’d say I predicted most of th Athletic boss Lee Bowyer is disappointed by Chelsea recalling Conor Gallagher.The midfielder is now set to join Championship rivals Swansea City.Bowyer told the club’s official website: “I’m disappointed. I didn’t see this coming if I’m honest, whis. in my finals preview column, but in truth, this series has gone beyond prognostication. Have any of us actually been right even once? I wouldn’t call any of the six games in this NBA finals series a classic, in the traditional sense, unless your idea of a good time is thorough do the ordeal of conceding eight goals to Manchester City.The Hornets were embarrassed away from home by City on Saturday, losing 8-0 in the Premier League.City were five up with less than a quarter of the match played.And Foster believes they are goodmination and .

For a moment, this looked to be a simple coronation. The won Game 1 by 15 points and Game 2 by a massive 33 points. The mood in Oakland was about as light as possible for a championship round. After Game 1, people were dancing and repeating yelling “Warriors!” at anyone who walked by, like it was a threat or something – maybe if you say it three times, Festus Ezeli appears and boxes you out. Maybe I should have known this was going to turn after all that celebrating. You’re thumbing your nose at the basketball gods, and they’re a vengeful lot. But I also probably should blame the city of Oakland for expecting a parade. Fans of the Warriors had gotten used to it looking easy, like the delicate swish of a mMiguel Almiron amongst the goals.Almirón’s brace against West Brom in the FA Cup on Tuesday night saw the Paraguayan establish himself as the Magpies’ leading goalscorer this season, taking over the mantle from Jonjo Shelvey.“We’ve played him in hade Steph Curry three-pointer. Nothing was easy in Game 6, which will forever be remembered for Curry’s insolent tossing of his mouthguard into the stands after fouling out of the contest.

Yeah, Steph Curry fouled out. The Steph Curry who is so accustomed to galavanting around the court, miraculously finding space, and heaving up heat check shot after heat check shot. Sure, Curry was a major part of the Dubs easing their way back into the game after a stunningly awful 11-point first quarter, but the sight of him truly losing his cool (and then the meltdown his wife, Ayesha, had on Twitter) has to have shaken the confidence of this team. The champs are rattled. LeBron James coaxed a Game 5 suspension out of Draymond Green. Harrison Barnes, so vital to Golden State’s balanced offense, imploded last night – a woeful 0-8 that allowed Cleveland to ignore him on defense. Their superior bench, which I have been hyping up for the majority of this series, did just about nothing, save for 14 points from Leandro Barbosa.

Sure, the Cavs’ bench sucked too, but does it matter when they have a player of LeBron James’s caliber? I suppose that’s the one thing we should have been able to predict. LeBron was going to will his team back into this series. As much as his detractors his alleged lack of “clutch” he nearly single-handedly pushed the Warriors to six games last year, despite having no Kyrie Irving. This year, his handicap has been the presence of Kevin Love, rather than anyone’s absence. Irving’s emergence in Games 5 and 6 have given James the sidekick he so badly needed last year.

As much as I, and countless other basketball critics, have gleefully pointed to Cleveland’s lack of depth, they possess a weapon that nullifies all of that. James’s back-to-back 41-point performances will surely go down in history as some of the best basketball to ever be played in the Finals. If he is able to drag these Cavaliers to a championship and avenge 2015, his legacy will truly be undeniable. No team has ever come back from down 3-1 to win the title. He will have vanquished what many were calling the greatest team of all time. And he will have done it playing absolutely sublime basketball.

It’s the kind of performance we’ve been craving from Steph Curry. Whether it’s injuries, fatigue, stress, or some combination of those factors, he’s seemed decidedly mortal. His defense in the last two games has been rough, especially on pick-and-rolls. His finishing at the hoop is average. It seemed too obvious to make this a battle of Curry and James. What a tidy, simplistic narrative that is. Well, it’s exactly what will likely decide Game 7. Can LeBron put together a third MVP-caliber performance? Will Curry respond to the pundits saying he’s not up to the challenge? Like I said, I’m not even going to bother trying to understand this series anymore. I could make myself crazy attempting to unravel Game 7. These situations defy expectation and usually come down to some unholy combination of luck and fate and bloody momentum. The only thing I know for sure is that, like Jon Snow, I know nothing.

Jarryd Hayne and Fiji take World Series title but Scotland win London Sevens

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If the London Sevens were the Olympic rugby tournament in Rio, Scotland – read, Great Britain – would have taken the gold medal, South Africa silver and the USA bronze. and Fiji would have gone home with nothing at all.

The former San Francisco 49ers running back got on the field as Fiji lost 26-19 to the USA in the third-place game. The Eagles had lost to Scotland in the semi-final, ending their attempt to defend the .

The tournament was the last on the before rugby’s return to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. Fiji did enough to secure a second World Series title in a row, while Scotland caused a huge upset in a thrilling final against the Blitzbokke, winning 27-26.

Hayne made the Fiji squad a week after his . Used as a substitute throughout the event – though not in the semi-final defeat by South Africa – he said: “At the moment, I’m behind the eight ball and I’ve got no problem with that. It’s about working hard and getting there.

“They’re the world champs. Sometimes in lifedy to sign for Tottenham.The Sun says, however, chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to meet a £60million asking price for Lo Celso.The Argentine playmaker has told the Seville-based La Liga club that he wants to join Tottenham even though Manchester Un, it’s not about success, but it’s about the experience and just being part of that team.

“[It is the] first Fijian team to win back-to-back titles and they’ve got a bunch of superstars who are going to be a joy to train with and a joy to play with. It’s not about coming over and making the team, it’s about giving me an opportunity to make a team.”

Hayne now faces six weeks of intense training in Fiji to prove to coach Ben Ryan that he’s not only fit enough for Rio, but good enough to displace one of the team’s established stars.

“Our cupboard is not just deep, it’s absolutely littered with fantastic talent,” Ryan said. “We had a very light week this week … when we’re running up 100-metre sand dunes, when these guys are the fittest rugby players Fiji has ever had and they’re still throwing up after sessions, his lactate’s going to be going into overdrive.

“Whether he’ll be able to tolerate that in a short timeframe is a serious question.”

Hayne had a huge amount to do to compete, Ryan said. “This isn’t just a random side, this is the best side in the world in the last two years. A Fijian side that plays a very high-tempo, high-risk game that requires enormous amounts of skill and he has that, and enormous amounts of fitness, and he hasn’t got that at the moment.”

On Sunday, the USA had a startling 42-14 win over New Zealand and another multi-sport superstar aiming for an Olympic place, the erstwhile league and boxing standout .

It was the Eagles’ highest points total against the All Blacks Sevens, a team they beat for the first time ever . There were four tries from the former football player Perry Baker, two in each half, and one each for Ben Pinkelman and Madison Hughes, who converted all six scores.

Asked about the New Zealand win, USA coach Mike Friday said: “That was the sort of performance we’re capable of if they listen and execute. We are a seriously dangerous team, we can hurt anyone on our day.

“We have to focus the full 14 minutes. This sevens game is brutal, absolutely ruthless, if you’re not quite on your game.”

Of the defeat by Scotland, Friday said: “We were in control and it was an appalling two minutes, gift-wrapped, under the Christmas tree, whatever you want to call it, you name it they took it.

“But my boys fully deserved that win against Fiji as we move into Olympic preparation.”

Looking towards the Olympics, Friday identified the Sunwolves flanker Andrew Duratolo, Saracens wing Chris Wyles and the injured Carlin Isles as players set to come back into contention.

He did not single out Nate Ebner, the New England Patriots special teams player who spent this weekend with the second-string Falcons, .

“We need to be 12 hungry players ready for war when we get to Rio,” Friday said. “It will be a monumental event.”

Competition on the World Series has intensified as the Olympics approach: Scotland’s tournament win, their first ever, featured a win over hosts England in the last eight and followed triumphs for Samoa in Paris and Kenya, also a first-time winner, in Singapore.

Hayne’s switch from San Francisco caused surprise in rugby union, rugby league and American football. It also led some to question wheplayer-coach in January from MLS side DC United, reports BBC Sport.Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is eyeing a reunion with Jordon Ibe.The Bournemouth winger broke through the ranks at Liverpool while Rodgers was first-team manager.Having paid Liverpool £15m for Ibe in 2016, the Cherries would not be willing to sell him on the cheap.The Englishman played 23 times for Eddie Howe’s side this season.The 33-year-old forward, who is Manchester United and England’s all-time record goalscorer, will join the Rams on an initial 18-month contract.He signed for Washington-based DC from Ether he would be eligible for the Olympic Games , given his recent residence in the non-compliant NFL.

He was before the London tournament, and in a statement issued by World Rugby sought to underline his commitment to his new team.

“My dad is Fijian and we watched a lot of [Waisale] Serevi games,” he said naming , “and William Ryder was a big idol of mine.

“I have always dreamt about playing sevens for Fiji and I’ve been given the opportunity.”

The Australian Associated Press contributed to this report

For the thrilling Dallas Stars, it’s all-out offense. But is their strategy doomed?

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Prior to their New York road trip, the were the NHLside club have been monitoring the 17-year-old, per The Sun.While Hope has not played for his club’s senior side, he was on the bench for a recent EFL Cup tie.The young left-back is also a target for Middlesbrough.It remains to be seen whether Everto leaders, a team who had spent the first months of the season overpowering teams with their dominant offense. After three straight losses, adding up to five in their last seven, they are left wondering whether their offense-heavy strategy is the right formula for winning a Stanley Cup.

Head coach Lindy Ruff told the media his team’s performance in the 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers was “embarrassing”, something he’d clearly expressed during the game by benching his top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Patrick Sharp for the last 12 minutes.

Benn, the captain, didn’t exactly mince words either.

“We played stupid hockey and it’s not good enough. It’s pretty plain and simple,” he said.”

The Stars have scored 146 goals this year, 22 more than the Washington Capitals. That’s the same as the difference between the Capitals and the league’s 17th-ranked offense, the Edmonton Oilers. Dallas is on track for over 280 goals this year, which would be the most by an team since the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012-13. Benn and Seguin are second and third in the league in points, trailing only Patrick Kane.

But the Stanley Cup playoffs are typically not kind to high-octane offenses. Not since the Pittsburgh Penguins powerhouse of 1991-92 has the No 1 offense won the Stanley Cup. That’s not to say that recent winners didn’t have offensive prowess. Reigning champion Chicago Blackhawks had both Jonathan Toews and the aforementioned Kane, but they also had the No 1 defense in the NHL, which shut down Tampa Bay Lightning in game six. In fact, the past six winners were all in the top five in goals against, with three taking the top spot.

That’s where the Stars have their work cut out. Although they’ve surged to 16th in the league in goals against, a big jump from last year’s 29th, Tuesday night’s game against the Rangers showed what awaits them if their top players go cold and their defense and goaltending can’t stop difference-makers like Rick Nash and Derek Stepan.

After a 6-5 loss to the Islanders on Sunday, Ruff was asked if he was worried if his defense was trending downwards. He sidestepped the question and blamed bad penalties that let the Islanders score two power play goals. After the Rangers game, he singled out his top scorers.

“We need those guys,” Ruff said, referring to Seguin and Benn. “They’re our best players. Most nights they’re the ones who can push you through, and they’re going through a tough spell.”

Last year, Dallas was the only team with a top 10 offense to miss the playoffs. To fix their defensive woes, they brought in Antti Niemi to be their starting goaltender. Although he’s been an improvement over last year’s starter and current back-up Kari Lehtonen, the game against the Rangers dropped Niemi’s save percentage to a pedestrian .913, good for only 25th among all goaltenders.

Still, Ruff didn’t want to put the blame solely on Niemi, who didn’t get much help from his defensemen Tuesday night.

“I thought he made some great saves to let us hang around. We knocked one in, we deflected one in,” he said referring to some of the bizarre goals the team let in. “I think if you look at the breakaway saves and the tough saves he made, he gave us a chance when the game was still 2-1, 3-1.”

The Stars have been a breath of fresh air in a season where NHL administrators have lamented the decrease in scoring, and publicly floated proposals to increase the size of the nets or decrease the size of goaltender equipment. The league average continues to creep towards five goals per game, meanwhile the average Stars’ game has six goals per game. You’re far more likely to see them score six goals, which they’ve done four rs.The locker room were shocked last week over claims the board hired an online PR company to disparage both current and former players critical of the current regime.Mundo Deportivo says Bartomeu met with the squad’s four leaders, Lionel Messi, Sergtimes, than being shut out, which only happened once against St Louis Blues.

But in the playoffs, where series often come down to low-scoring overtime games, opponents will be looking to shut down Dallas’ skilled players. Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers’ goalie who stopped 21 out of 23 shots against the Stars, explained it best.

“I think against a team like Dallas, the best scoring team in the league, you have to be smart with the puck. Your awareness has to be really high especially in your own end,” he said. “I think we played with poise and awareness. They have some really high-skilled players and if you let them play it’s going to be a tough game.”

Following a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins, the Washington Capitals passed the Stars for the best regular season record in the NHL. Under head coach Barry Trotz, the team has remodeled itself into an excellent defensive team.

A few seasons ago, under Bruce Boudreau, the Capitals were the poster child for trying to win the Cup by playing great offensive hockey. In 2010, they won the President’s Trophy for the best regular season record by scoring an incredible 318 goals, only to be upset in the first round by the Montreal Canadiens and their stellar goaltending. The Capitals let in 233 goals that year. This year, they have conceded the fewest goals, 85, at the midway point of the season.

But the Stars’ style of play has still propelled them to first place in the Central division by eight points, which is a more than welcome change for a team that has only made the playoffs once in seven years. Attendance at the American Airlines Center is up by almost 1,000 and despite the recent struggles, this is still their best start since the Stanley Cup-winning season of 1998-1999.

A Sunday.Sigurdsson, who was one of a number of players to join up with the Everton squad this week, struck the bar and the post after coming on as a half-time substitute at the Stade Saint-Marc in Le Chable.”I think we played alright, a lot of the bofter three road games in four nights, Ruff is hoping the team can regain momentum back in Dallas with a few division games. But he’s worried there’s not enough time to “regroup”, as he put it.

“When you get out of this, you usually need a few days to let your team rest and come out of it, but we don’t have that luxury,” he said.

Deflategate: NFL to appeal after judge overturns Tom Brady’s ban

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Tom Brady’s decision to take the Deflategate scandal to federal court has paid off, with US district judge Richard Berman ruling that the quarterback’s suspenidfielder Lucien Agoume.Agoume, 17, has been one of great revelations inside French football this season and his emergence has caught the eye of Europe’s biggest clubs.Le 10 Sport says Inter are in contact with the Agoume family about a move to Italysion should be nullified after the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, had dispensed “his own brand of industrial justice”.

Brady had been suspended for the first four games of the NFL season after a report, conducted by investigator Ted Wells, found that he was “generally aware” that officials deliberately deflated footballs during the team’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts in last season’s AFC Championship game.

When Brady appealed to the league against the suspension Goodell and said that Brady had deliberately destroyed his cell phone after it had been requested by Wells and his staff. Following the Goodell’s ruling, .

However, Berman ruled that the had gone too far in its punishment of Brady and the suspension was “premised upon several significant legal deficiencies”. The judge also said Brady had no notice that he could receive a ban for participating in, or being aware of, ball deflation. “Because there was no notice of a four-game suspension in the circumstances presented here, Commissioner Goodell may be said to have ‘dispensed his own brand of industrial justice,”’ Berman ruled.

“Brady also had no notice that hl Jesus says he’s ready to step up to cover injured teammate Sergio Aguero.City meet Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League tomorrow night.Gabriel said, “I’m not happy because Sergio is injured, I don’t like it when my friends are injured, but I’m is discipline would be the equivalent of the discipline imposed upon a player who used performance enhancing drugs,” the judge added.

Goodell has confirmed that the league will appeal against Berman’s decision. “We are grateful to Judge Berman for hearing this matter, but respectfully disagree with today’s decision,” Goodell said. “We will appeal today’s ruling in order to uphold the collectively bargained responsibility to protect the integrity of the game. The commissioner’s responsibility to secure the competitive fairness of our game is a paramount principle, and the league and our 32 clubs will continue to pursue a path to that end.”

The Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, was bullish as he welcomed the news that Brady will be available for das for the first time in 25 years after signing a bumper deal with the sportswear giants.The impressive red and white kit bears similarities with the shirts worn during the early days of the Premier League, with a white v-neck collar.The sleeves arethe entire season. “As I have said during this process and throughout his Patriots career, is a classy person of the highest integrity. He represents everything that is great about this game and this league,” said Kraft. “Yet, with absolutely no evidence of any actions of wrongdoing by Tom in the Wells report, the lawyers at the league still insisted on imposing and defending unwarranted and unprecedented discipline. Judge Richard Berman understood this and we are greatly appreciative of his thoughtful decision that was delivered today. Now, we can return our focus to the game on the field.”

Brady has vehemently maintained his innocence over the incident. “I will not allow my unfair discipline to become a precedent for other NFL players without a fight,” he said before taking his case to federal court. Negotiations between the league and Brady, represented by the NFL players’ union, lasted for a month but the two parties failed to reach a settlement. The decision is a surprise to many, and that could include Brady himself who was reportedly willing to take a reduced suspension of one game.

“The rights of Tom Brady and of all NFL players under the collective bargaining agreement were affirmed today by a Federal Judge in a court of the NFL’s choosing. We thank Judge Berman for his time, careful consideration of the issue and fair and just result,” NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said in a statement.

“This decision should prove, once and for all, that our collective bargaining agreement does not grant this commissioner the authority to be unfair, arbitrary and misleading. While the CBA grants the person who occupies the position of commissioner the ability to judiciously and fairly exercise the designated power of that position, the union did not agree to attempts to unfairly, illegally exercise that power, contrary to what the NFL has repeatedly and wrongfully claimed.

“We are happy for the victory of the rule of law for our players and our fans. This court’s decision to overturn the NFL commissioner again should signal to every NFL owner that collective bargaining is better than legal losses. Collective bargaining is a much better process that will lead to far better results.”

Brady will now be available for the Patriots’ season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on 10 September. Before the decision came in the Patriots had been expected to start with Jimmy Garoppolo, who had failed to stand out in his pre-season performances. The news was quickly welcomed by Brady’s team-mates with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski tweeting his delight:

Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks to have played in the NFL, and has won four Super Bowls with the Patriots. He has also been named league MVP twice and selected for the Pro Bowl 10 times.

The Patriots were fined $1m and docked two draft picks for their role in the scandal but chose not to appeal their punishment.

NCAA charges North Carolina with five violations linked to fraud scandal

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The has charged North Carolina with five violations connected to the school’s long-running academic fraud scandal, including a lack of institutional control for poor oversight of an academic department popular with athletes.

The school released a 59-page notice of allegations on Thursday that it received from the NCAA, which uses the document to specify violations uncovered during an investigation.

The charges include providing improper benefits in the form of counselors making “special arrangements” with staffers in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM) department to offer courses or obtain assignments for athletes, as well as a counselor working with the women’s basketball program providing improper help on research papers.

All five charges are considered Level I violations, described by the showing any solidarity with Henrikh Mkhitaryan ahead of their Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku.The Arsenal-plans-support-Henrikh-Mkhitaryan.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says the Gunners were planning to wear shirts with Mkhitaryan’s n NCAA as a “severe breach of conduct.”

Chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham issued a joint statement, saying the school takes allegations “about past conduct very seriously” and noted the school has implemented more than 70 reforms since the end of academic irregularities in the AFAM department ended in 2011. UNC has to file a response to the NCAA within 90 days of receiving the notice.

“Although we may identify some instances in the NCAA’s notice where we agree and others where we do not, we are committed to continue pursuing a fair and just outcome for Carolina,” the statement said.

The five chargelayers upon his return to the club.The Hornets fought back from 2-0 down at home to Arsenal last Sunday to gain just their second Premier League point this season in Flores’ first game in charge.He said: “I think when you are in the bottom of the tabs listed in the NCAA’s notice are:

— There was a lack of institutional control in failing to “sufficiently monitor” the AFAM department as well as the academic support department for athletes, noting athletes received “preferential access” to the department’s irregular courses.

— Academic counselors leveraged relationships from the fall semester in 2002 to the summer session of 2011 with AFAM department faculty and staff to provide athletes with benefits “not generally available to the student body.” Those benefits included suggesting assignments to the department, turning in papers for athletes and recommending grades.

— Academic counselor Jan Boxill, who worked with women’s basketball, provided improper assistance by sometimes adding content to athletes’ papers. Also, in at least one case, she recommended a gr will eventually coach in Italy.Guardiola has been linked with Juventus, though shut down the speculation last week.But Toni told TuttoJuve: “For Juventus he would be a bargain, everywhere he’s gone he imposed his football and a new way to play it. “ade for submitted work.

— Former AFAM office administrator Deborah Crowder, one of two department staffers most directly linked to irregular courses in the department, didn’t cooperate with NCAA investigators.

— Former AFAM department chairman Julius Nyang’oro, the other staffer most directly linked to the department’s irregular courses, also declined to cooperate with the NCAA probe.

The NCAA reopened an investigation into academic misconduct last summer connected to the AFAM department. The focus was courses often treated as independent studies that required no class time and one or two research papers, with many operating that way despite being scheduled as lecture classes.

An eight-month investigation conducted by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein stated that Crowder — not a faculty member — typically handed out assignments then high grades after only a scan of the work. Wainstein’s October report found problems running from 1993 to 2011 and affecting more than 3,100 students, with athletes accounting for roughly half the enrollments in the problem courses.

Both Crowder and Nyang’oro cooperated with Wainstein’s probe.

The arrival of the NCAA notice will ultimately lead to a hearing for the school with the infractions committee, which would then issue a ruling and any potential sanctions within a time frame of weeks to months.

The school announced May 22 it had received the notice of allegations, but it didn’t release the document publicly until Thursday to redact information to comply with privacy laws.

Our favourite things online this week: from Wimbledon views to slam dunks

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Forrest Allen, one of the foremost basketball coaches in the early 20th century, was no fan of the slam dunk. He set out his case for raising the hoop an extra two feet off the ground in an article entitled “Dunking Isn’t Basketball” for Country Gentleman magazine in 1935. “Those tall fellows were leaping at the 10-foot baskets and were literally ‘dunking’ the ball into the hoop, just as a doughnut is inelegantly dipped into the morning coffee,” he wrote, with an air of haughty despair. “And I say that is not basketball. My conception of the game is that goals should be shot and not dunked.”

Allen is not alone i Di Francesco has left Sampdoria.A Samp statement confirmed they and Di Francesco had severed their ties by mutual consent.The former Roma boss only moved to Marassi over the summer, but six defeats and only one win from seven Serie A games have leftn opposing the slam dunk. Over the past century, various new rules have been proposed to end the practice: no backboard, a convex backboard, a smaller basket, a bigger ball, a smaller ball, a height limit, a one-point zone near the basket, a no-scoring zone near the basket, and a height cap that would limit a team to an aggregate of 30 feet for its five players. has detailed the history of the anti-dunk brigade in this article for the increasingly essential .

Long live the slam dunk.

Sports photographers usually have a clear view of the action. They do not have to wrestle with jubilant fans, peer around pillars or steady their cameras while dodging beer spilled by the boisterous drunkards sitting behind them.

Kieran Doherty, who won for his series , eschewed the advantages that come with being a professional photographer when he went to Wimbledon last summer. He turned up for the championship with nothing more than a camera and a ground pass.

With no chance of capturing close-ups of grunting players, he had to wander around the outside courts and seek out angles usually missed by the press pack. Doherty saw the championship from the vantage point of the everyman but with the eye of a grand master. It’s not hard to see why these original, ingenious photos took the top prize.

You might want to sign ’ petition about the Premier League paying their staff the living wage. He has a point:

Jay Beatty has won the Scottish Premiership’s Goal of the Month award, which is quite an achievement given that he is only 11 years old and his goal came from the penalty spot during the half-time interval.

“Wee Jay” is no stranger to the limelight. The young Celtic fan, who has Down’s syndrome, was plucked from the crowd by Georgios Samaras last May as the players and fans celebrated winning the league. His star has been on the rise ever since. Samaras invited the Beatty family to watch Greece at the World Cup but they had to turn down his offer to go on their family holiday.

Jay is a busy boy. He travelled to Spain to pick up a special award from El Mundo Deportivo earlier this month. When the Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, offered him the chance to walk out on the turf at the Camp Nou and meet the players, Jay had to decline politely. Celtic were playing Partick Thistle that night and he wanted to fly back home in time to watch the match on TV. That’s loyalty.

What makes winners win? A sheer, unadulterated, bloody-minded obsession with victory, argues in this piece for :

has been a prg Christan Eriksen.The Danish international has failed to sign a new contract at Spurs, meaning he will be out of contract next summer.Real Madrid and Manchester United have been linked with the attacking midfielder.Pochettino said: “I hope he will [ofessional photographer for over 40 years. He has seen a few things in his time, as discovered when he interviewed him for . Here is Leech’s advice to aspiring photographers:

Choose a 3pm kick-off on a Saturday. Choose Enfield Town v Leiston.

The best young female pole vaulters in the US are identical twins. The 18-year-olds, Lexi and Tori Weeks, who spoke to of the , say they improve each other, would be lost if they were parted and dream of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics together. Good luck to them.

When between Ebbsfleet United and Bromley FC spilled on to the streets, local residents had their cars and property damaged to the cost of £1,000. The , but in the meantime, the people who run the website have set up to help raise some funds for the local people who were affected by the vandalism.

Mike Bandry, who is trying to raise £1,000 in the next three weeks, believes that “non-league football is a community” and that supporters should club together to help the innocent people affected: “What better way for our community to club together and restore the faith of local residents who have been affected by the vandalism. Mindless acts of individual and group stupidity will ultimately end up hitting the pockets of innocent bystanders, let’s give them a hand.” Any fn be pleased with the way they’ve finished the season.Azpilicueta, who has captained the side on the pitch, reflected on a chequered campaign.”Obviously in this season we have had up and downs, we have arrived in the final of the Carabao Cup and lostunds left over will be passed on to a charity of Ebbsfleet United’s choice, so give generously.

-time World Cup winner Cafu, who lifted ­domestic

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starter suffered a during his first rehab start June 4, .com reports. Treatment for Hudson will be determined after an evaluation with Dr. James Andrews, but the tear likely indicates the end of his 2013 season. Hudson was workWatford will face Ajax and Bayer Leverkusen over preseason, according to reports.Sports broadcasting network ESPN have published the fixtures on their television schedule.However, the Hornets have yet to confirm the matches.The first match will be played against Ajax on July 18 and the Leverkusen match is scheduled for July 20.ing his way back from Tommy John surgery to repair the same UCL.

More News ee Charnley has been impressed with Steve Bruce this season.Bruce stepped in for Rafa Benitez in the summer and has guided Toon to 10th place on the Premier League table after 16 games.When asked about Bruce’s progress Charnley said – via the Chronic 03/01/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 10/16/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Arsenal are out of the EFL Trophy after their penalty shootout win against Cambridge United.The Gunners went into the game knowing they could not reach the knockout stages regardless of the result after a draw (and penalty shootout defeat) to Northam 10/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

Possible blown call looms large in Dodgers win over Angels

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With one out in the eighth inning of the – game in Dodger Stadium on Monday night, sent a fly ball deep to right field. was on first base and was running with the pitch, so he was around second before having to turn back. On his way back to first base, he was called out after apparently being tagged by Dodgers first baseman .

Only it looks like Gonzalez missed him, and the Angels are livid.

Here’s the play in question, though MLB.com video doesn’t have the side angle available:

The Angels’ broadcafirmed Barcelona’s interest.Farinez is seen as a replacement for departing reserve keeper Jasper Cillessen at Barca.Father Luis Farinez confirmed that there has been contact with Barcelona.”I can confirm that there has been contact with Barcelona andst showed the play in slow motion multiple times, and it seemed pretty evident that Gonzalez missed Aybar. My guess is the only people who disagree didn’t see a good camera angle, really love the Dodgers or really hate the Angels.

“He got back to first base,” manager Mike Scioscia said (). “Unfortunately, we didn’t get the call.”

Home plate umpire Gary Darling, who had to sprint to first base and make the call, saw replays and didn’t change his mind, however.

“Still had no daylight,” Darling said ().

If Darling is being sincere, and I really hope he’s not lying just to save face, this is pretty surprising. As I said, multiple camera angles showed that the tag was missed. Regardless, it’s time to talk about replay again.

I believe most umpires would want replay to help them fix obviouder Giovanni Lo Celso.The Argentine, signed from Real Betis this past summernth.Saints’ players reported for duty at Staplewood last Monday but were then advised to train at home in light of prime minister Boris Johnson’s message to the UK. An update released by Saints said: “In light of the latest Premier League statement, has been out for two months with a hip injury.But manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Monday that Lo Celso will be available for Wednesday’s Champions League clash wits mistakes. No one wants to be saddled with an awful call like Don Denkinger has been for nearly three decades. Remember how awful Jim Joyce felt when he cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game?

Then again, would replay have even helped here? Darling insists he got it right. Maybe he was trying to save face and he would have seen it differently if there were expanded replay. But this was a very important part of the game. The Angels ended up losing by one and should have had a runner on base with two outs and , and slated as the next three hitters.

Maybe the Dodgers would have retired Pujols and ended the game in similar fashion to what actually happened. Maybe the Angels would have tied it or taken the lead and the Dodgers would have come back to win, anyway. We’ll never know. And that, to me, is the problem here.

n Wan-Bissaka and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are happy to

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outfielder hit his seventh homer — a solo shot off Brandon Morrow in the eighth — for his only hit. He was 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in Thursday’s 12-6 loss to the Blue Jays.Jones is hitting .301 with three home runs and eight RBI in his last 12 games. He has a .315/.348/.497 line with seven homers and 31 RBI in 197 at-bats.

More News 12/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 ving Arsenal.Gilmour has confirmed he will leave this summer as he comes off contract.The midfielder announced the development on social media:14 years.. from the age of 6 years old to 20 years old. I leave the club I have supported all my life. Than • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff itic is one player who has been linked with an exit before the window closes, despite Valverde’s insistence that he is a player being counted on.”He’s very important for us,” Valverde said.”His work is there. Right now I don’t know if he’ll stay, but 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff undergone minor surgery.Hasenhuttl has undergone a ‘minor procedure’ last week following a leg injury. An official Saints statement read: “First team manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has undergone a minor procedure on a leg injury in a local hospital and wi 09/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

C Dunajská Streda.Although yet to make a first-te

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starter came off the disabled list and pitched a season-high seven innings Tuesday at home against the Yankees. Gonzalez helped save the beleaguered Orioles bullpen with his outing as he was coming back from a blister on his pitching hand. While Gonzalez settled for a no-decision as he left the game tied at two runs apiece, he still kept Baltimore in the game through seven in his first start since May 3 at Anaheim. Gonzalez allowed two earned runs on just five hits and no walks over seven innings and 92 pitches. He struck out five. The Baltimore 28-year-old starter, who went 9-4 and was one of the team’s most consistent starters down the stretch last year, is 2-2 on the year with a decent 4.25 ERA. He’s scheduled to make his next start Sunday at Toronto.

More News 07/12/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ail.Mandzukic joins the Qataris as a free agent after terminating his Juve contract last week.“I am preparing for the beginning of a new chapter in my football career with one of the biggest clubs in Asia,” Mandzukic told the Al-Duhail website.“I 06/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/29/2018 his Everton players after Sunday’s 3-2 win over Wolves.Roman Saiss equalised for Wolves shortly after Richarlison’s opening goal on the 5th minute mark.Alex Iwobi then scored his second goal for the club to make it 2-1 within 12 minutes of action.Wol • by RotoWire Staff The centre-back has knee ligament damage, which will keep him out for most of the current season.He saw a specialist in London this week and went onto social media to give fans the bad news.”Unfortunately I have to take a break for a few months from 06/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff