Brighton have pushed on with plans to sign Reece J


catcher homered in the fourth inning and singled in the seventh inning of Monday’s win over the Pirates to reach 1,000 career hits (in 3,582 at-bats). The home run was the seventh of the season for McCann, who has hit .280 in 75 at-bats this season.

More News 10/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff coach Zinedine Zidane’s outburst on Sunday.The Welshman has fallen out of favour since Zidane’s return as manager with the Frenchman saying the forward was ‘very close’ tot Real Madrid.The Belgian moved from Chelsea to Real Madrid last summer, but he has yet to impress with his performances, while he has also struggled with injuries since his arrival.”If Hazard is not playing well, something happens at Real Madrid,” h leaving over the weekend.That remark prompted Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett to 09/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff seeing Wolves star Adama Traore moving to Real Madrid this summer.The Barcelona-ante-race-sign-Adama-Traore-fear-rivals-Real-Madrid-landing-winger.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says the Catalan giants are considering a summer move for the Wolves s 09/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has t


starting pitcher breezed through four innings against the Tigers Thursday before giving up three runs in the fifth and ending the game with a quality start. Burnett allowed just three earned runs on five hits and four walks in six innings while striking out four.

It was the third time in five games that Burnett walked four batters in a start, but he has yet to give up more than three earned runs in any game this season. He takes a 3-5 record and 2.72 ERA into Monday’s start against the Braves.

More News 10/04/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/22/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/17/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/11/2015 • by Jason Lempert ch Xavi has confirmed talks with Barcelona.Xavi spoke after his side’s qualification for the final of the Qatar Cup. In a press conference after the game, Xavi responded to questions about Barça’s interest and his meeting with Eric Abidal on Friday, tus have clinched the signing of PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.Rabiot passed a medicaed to manager Unai Emery finally calling time on the centre-back’s Emirates Stadium career, the club having reportedly tried to flog him every window since he signed in 2016.BBC journalist David Ornstein told Radio 5 Live: “After the Europa League fil on Monday and has signed a four-year contract.The 24-year-old broke through for PSG in 2013 and went on to play 227 times for the French giants, scoring 25 goals, p 09/10/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira

ar contact while on-loan with Heerenveen.The Dane


The are Double-A pitcher Sean Nolin to start Friday’s game against the Orioles, according to SportsSpain coach Roberto Moreno insists Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard wouldn’t be good enough for his squad.Odegaard is ready to play for Norway against Spain on Saturday night.Asked if he would make it into the Spe to win a first European title.For the Europa League final in Baku, Alonso will be in the squad for a European final for the first time.”We have a couple of days to rest now but of course we will be with our head in the game so there will be a littlain team, Moreno was clear.”I’net, choosing the left-hander over , who was considered the front-runner to make the sd as possible suitors for Dier.Dier has lost his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad having made just one Premier League start for Spurs this season.But a move to Villa Park in January could give the 25-year-old the chance to secure his spot intart. Jenkins, who won in his only start May 12 at Boston, has been available out of the team’s bullpen.

ter’ got Aston Villa over the line against Norwich


starting pitcher struck out 11 in eight-plus innings of a 2-1 win Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Nolasco was going for the complete-game shutout, but he was pulled in the ninth after allowing a leadoff double to Didi Gregorius, who would scored two batters later.

Nolasco (3-5), whose career-high for strikeouts in a game is 16, allowed a run on five hits and a walk. He threw 74 of 110 pitches for strikes. The right-hander had lost three straight starts coming entering Sunday.

“Good command of all the pitches,” Nolasco said, per the Sun-Sentinel. “The curveball was really good today, so that helped a lot. I was able to spin it pretty much whenever I wanted to and (Jeff) Mathis did a good job of reaof play.Dutch great Wim van Hanegem has encouraged Van Dijk to work out of his game his “laconic” style of play. Now a much sought-after pundit, Van Hanegem won the European Cup and UEFA Cup with Feyenoord, along with four league titles.And while thelizing that and we used it very well.”

Nolasco will next start Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. Nolasco is 7-10 According to Sky Sports, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not believe Dybala wants to join United for the right reasons.United are now moving on to other number 10 targets, with Dybala’s wage demands and excessive requests from his agent also provinwith a 5.35 ERA in 19 career interleague starts.

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signing today.Wigan Athletic fullback Antonee Rob


reliever has thrown five scoreless innings since being demoted to Triple-A Memphis. Manager Mike Matheny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday that he has and the staff at Memphis since sending the right-hander down. “It sounds like he’s made some good mechanical adjustments,” Matheny said. “It looks like he’s in a real good spot.”Matheny added that Boggs should conManchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he’s happy where he is.Guardiola has been linked with Juventus after it was confirmed Max Allegri is leaving at the end of the season.But he said: “I’m not going to Juventus or toallana admits he remains in the dark over plans for his future.Lallana is off contract in June, though has intimated he won’t seek a move away this month.He told talkSPORT: “It’s easy to keep working.“I’m enjoying playing for the best team in the w Italy. I have two more years here.”I’m not going to move, I’m satisfied here,rm futures of two of their main stars.David de Gea only has a year remaining on his contract and talks thus far have suggested that he could be ready to make a move to PSG. Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford is yet to sign a new deal with the club.Juan Mata I’m not going anywhere.”Next season I will be manager of Manchester City.”tinue to concentrate on getting better and not when he will be recalled, however.”He needs not to even think about (coming back),” Matheny said. “Anybody who gets sent down needs to focus all their attention on what they need to do that particular day to help that team they’re with. The other stuff works itself out. Otherwise, you end up making the process much more difficult than it should be. Just control how you pitch. And it will work itself out.”

nd.The Mirror says the £75million striker was on


pitcher (4-3) allowed four runs — three earned — and six hits over five uneasy innings during a 7-6 loss to Cleveland on Saturday nxis Sanchez wants to leave Manchester United.The Sun claims Sanchez is “desperate” to leave after falling down the ranks at Old Trafford this season.Alexis will return to Carrington early from holiday in order to get himself fit enough for a move awaight. He struck out seven batters and walked five — the first time since Aug. 17, 2010 against the Yankees that he has issued five walks.

With temperatures hovering around the mid-50s, the 2011 Cy Young Award winner uncharacteristically labored and needed 110 pitches (69 strikes) to complete his outing, which matched his shortest of the season. His ERA stands at 1.93.

“My fastball control just wasn’t good at all,” Verlander said. “I was trying to get ahead with the fastball and then throw off-speed stuff, hoping I could grind out six innings, but I didn’t even do that.”

Verlander will attempt to secure his fifth win durhis lack of playing time, Rakitic has been linked with a move away from Barcelona in recent transfer windows.”I have nothing to say about who said what,” he said.”The most important question for me is if I can play at Barcelona. If I can play, I’m suing his next scheduled start Thursday at Texas. He is 3-1 with a 1.08 ERA over four starts on the road this season.

More News 15D ago • by RotoWire Staff 30D ago • by RotoWire Staff 03/30/2020 • by RotoWire Staff t deserve defeat to Barcelona.A Lionel Messi penalty separated the two teams.”It’s an 11 that competed very well against Barcelona,” Imanol said.”We came into [the game] after a big effort [against Mirandes in the Copa] and we only had a few days [in 03/17/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

Oswalt is out to reclaim his spot in the game and formerly excellent rep


Former pitching star recently signed a deal that will guarantee him a flat $1.5 million if he makes it to the majors, and a bit over $4 million if he hits his incentives. But Oswalt’s real incentive has nothing to do with money.

While he mostly aims to show he can still pitch, it’s true a decent, drama-free year in Colorado could also help him reclaim his once pristine rep, which took a bit of a hit after two missed spring trainings, cameo appearances in the majors, a 10-day sabbatical in Philadelphia and a negative overall experience in Texas. Word is, he is taking this chance very seriously and wants to keep pitching in the big leagues beyond this year, spring trainings included.

“Life changes, and sometimes you appreciate your profession a little bit more after you’re away from it,’’ Oswalt’s agent Bob Garber said by phone about his client.

Oswalt was seen as a quiet and consistent star in Houston. While there, he led the league in ERA, wins, winning percentage and he also led twice in games started, showing his great talent, durability and commitment. Six times he finished in the top six in Cy Young voting, including part of his first year in Philly, when he was magnificent. He’s still only 35, so time’s on his side.

But in the last couple of years, longtime baseball people haven’t appreciated his late starts, seemingly picky taste in team choic keen to become the latest Arsenal Invincible to return to the North London side – with the Brazilian open to a coaching role under caretaker manager. Freddie Ljungberg.”For me, as an ex-player, it is amazing when there is some link to the club,” Gile and an inability to fit into a Texas clubhouse that’s seen as a positive environment.

The half-year approach particularly didn’t sit well with some veteran baseball people.

“He thinks he’s Roger Clemens, and he’s not,’’ one baseball executive said.

It’s not like Oswalt is unaware he’s picked up skeptics the past couple of years. He passed on a couple earlier offers but so impressed Rockies executives Bill Geivett and Jeff Bridich they practically signed him on the spot.

“He’s got things to prove, and he’s ready,’’ Garber said. “He’s not going to come back and embarrass himself.’’

Rockies people were impressed by not only his bullpen sessions but also his shape. And they listened to his version of the Texas time. In the end, they need a starter, and they’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. General manager Dan O’Dowd said the session was indeed impressive but will go into the relationship with his eyes open.

“For us, it’s a low-risk gamble,’’ O’Dowd said. “We’re making a half-year commitment.’’

Garber is indeed correct that Oswalt has something to prove. He received some glowing media reports for leaving the for 10 days in early 2011 afted he will leave Atletico Madrid this summer.AS says Manchester City are ready to meet his release clause, but Atletico are thought to be doing everything they can to keep him.But Rodrigo has decided to leave the Wanda Metropolitano in light of the inr a Tornado swept through his home area of Choctaw County, Miss., but right or wrong, many baseball people wondered why he needed so much time when there was no damage to his own home. That was nothing, though, compared to how many have responded negatively to his mid-year arrivals the last couple of years.

It also didn’t help that word got out that Oswalt didn’t fit into the clubhouse, the same clubhouse that welcomed and enjoyed previous mid-year pickups, from superstar to spare outfielder . Oswalt allegedly told folks felt rushed to the big leagues (though quotes from Oswalt saying the opposite last summer were found by @lonestarball). Then later, Oswalt disagreed when they wanted to move him into the bullpen.

This didn’t create a strong impression since Texas had been to the World series two years running. Overall, he went 4-3 with a 5.80 ERA, with nine starts and eight pen appearances

“He did fantastic in Philadelphia. Texas is a blip,’’ Garber said. “It didn’t work out last year. He’d like to pitch in the future for a bit, and he’s not going to be skipping spring training in the future.’’

ted defender Chris Smalling says “consistency” will be key next season.Smalling admits finishing sixth last season wasn’t good enough.”I think consistency,” he told ManUtd.com of what must improve. “Obviously since Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) has come iThat’d be a big boost to his chances to come back next year. Word had spread two winters ago that Oswalt only wanted to pitch in St. Louis, Houston or Texas in the months before he chose to go with his old friend from the , Nolan Ryan, the Rangers’ CEO (Texas’ baseball department was said not to favor the signing from the start).

Oswalt did take a chance by rebuffing a couple of previous offers this time before going to Colorado, which isn’t exactly known for being a pitchers’ paradise. They do want him only to start, O’Dowd said, which can’t hurt matters.

“It’s a good fit,’’ Garber said. “He’s always had a thing for Denver and Colorado. He’s an outdoorsman at heart. It’s very team-oriented. They did a good job of letting him know they wanted him.’’

O’Dowd is hopeful that their cohesive clubhouse will help him (though the Rangers are known for the same). “We have strong support. The guys have been together for a long period of time,’’ O’Dowd said. “I do think players mold to the environment they’re put it, and we think we have a pretty good environment here.’’

The scene is set. It’s up to Oswalt to prove that last year was an aberration and to regain his form and his rep. It’s fair to say this is probably his last chance.


ear-old featured 26 times in the Premier League fo


closer did not have a very good ninth innionuses have hit morale inside the Manchester United squad.The Sun says Sanchez, on an eye-watering £505,000 a week, picks up a staggering £75,000 per goal, with an extra £25,000 each assist.And World Cup winner Pogba is paid £50,000 for every goang on Wednesday in New York against the Mets. Reed allowed a run on three hits over 27 pitches in the ninth in the 6-3 win over the Mets. 

Reed entered the game with a 6-2 lead in a non-save situation. He ended up striking out the side as his ERAerson says they went into their stunning victory over Barcelona always believing they could win.The Reds are into the Champions League final after defeating Barca 4-0 on Tuesday night and 4-3 on aggregate.Hendersons said, “Unbelievable. I don’t think is now at 2.81. Reed, who has gone 11 for 12 in save situations, has given up three earned runs over his last three appearances. 

More News 05/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 05/16/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 05/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/14/2019 • by RotoWire want to lose midfield pair Jack Grealish and John McGinn.Manchester United have been linked with McGinn since the summer while Tottenham have a long-held admiration for Grealish. Smith said: “There’s been a lot of speculation about a lot of playersStaff 04/08/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

s if they want to compete at the top end.United ha


starting pmotions that is managing the club.Many are expecting Lampard to struggle at the Blues, given his inexperience, the loss of Eden Hazard and the club’s transfer ban.But he is simply enjoying his new role and wants to give it everything.Lampard got off itcher ‘s near perfect game Tuesday against the White Sox prompted one Chicago coach to go as far as , according to the New York Post.

“The competitiveness and the composure, which is like Verlander,” White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing said. “He just attacks hitters. He has very good stuff, similar to Verlander. He shows four pitches, pitches at 95-96 [mph] and locates. It is pretty impressive. But I am telling you what is special is the composure and the competitiveness.”

Harvey struck out a career-high 12 batters Tuesday, while allowing one hit in nine scoreless innings. He’s allowed more than one run just once in seven starts, resulting in a 1.28 ERA.

him Diaz for their 3-2 defeat of Villarreal.Zidane felt Diaz was influential for the 3-2 win.He said, “We played much better than the other day and I feel much happrnesto Valverde is looking forward to facing Arsenal on Sunday.The Gunners are this summer’s Joan Gamper Trophy opponents.Valverde said that his players are “excited to get back in contact with our stadium, with our fans. The players, the new ones waier now, as do the players. We won the game at our ground and I’m pleased. It was a ra More News 04/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/13/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

nager Ralph Hasenhuttl.For the Dane, Hasenhuttl is


The have , according to The Kansas City Star. After every win, the team picks a player to bestow the honor of “King of the GamThe Sun says the Old Trafford board are committed to backing Solskjaer in this transfer window AND in the summer.Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the owning Glazer family will not waver from their plan to reboot the club based on youth, with Se,” which is accompanied by a T-shirt and the honor of lighting the “Texas Hn-loan Chelsea wing-back featured as Romelu Lukaku struck both goals on the day.Moses said later: “We worked hard, we knew it was a difficult trip. We approached the game very well, we gave everything and in the end it is the victory that came, thankard-Shot” sign.

After Wednesday’s win against the Rays, the Royals are 15-10 and lead the AL Central by a half-game over the Tigers.

“It’s not necessarily the guy who plays the best,” starting pitcher James Shields said. “We try to spread it out — maybe a key play in the game or something. … We know how precioun a €2.5m loan deal for the next 18 months and an obligation to buy the player for €19m plus €2m in bonuses.“I am ready and excited about my new wonderful adventure in a beautiful city with a large fan base,” he wrote on Instagram. “I am los wins are, and we have some fun with it.”

Yankees acquire Chris Nelson for either cash or PTBNL


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The have acquired third baseman , the club announced Wednesday night in a press release.

Nelson was designated for assignment Sunday to make room for top prospect . In return for Nelson, the Rockies will get either cash considerations or a player to be named later. No matter which it is, the return will be relatively small, as it always is in cases like these. The reason is that once a player is designated for assignment, his club has 10 days to either trade him, release him or send him to the minors — thus, there’s very little leverage in trade talks.

Nelson, 27, was the Rockies’ first-round pick in 2004 out of Pasadena City College. He’s seen time in the majors at second, third and shortstop, but the overwhelming majority of his time has been spent at third base, and that’s where the Yankees have a current need with Kevin Youkilis — who was there to take Alex Rodriguez’s spot — on the mend.

Though off to a rough start in 2013 — .242/.282/.318 in 71 plate appearances — Nelson hit .301/.352/.458 with 21 doubles, three triples, nine homers and 53 r Claudio Marchisio has been held at gunpoint at his home in Turin.Marchisio, 33, was with wife Roberta when four armed and masked men on their preseason tour of Australasia, according to reports.The Belgium international is desperate for a move to Inter Milan this summer.The two clubs have begun discussions over a potential deal, with United demanding at least £75m for the 26-yea brokrpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko has announced his retirement.He confirmed his decision when appearing on the Footissime show on RMC Sport 1.Sissoko, also once of Juventus, said: “If I am here this evening, it is to tell you that it is the end for mee into his home at around 7:30pm on Tuesday night, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.The group are believed to have RBI in 111 games last season for the Rockies.

While Nelson is essentially being picked up by the Yankees off the scrap heap, they’ve done so with a handful of players currently on the 2013 roster — and it’s working out very well so far, with the Yankees off to a 17-10 start.

nsists he has no plans to leave this summer.Defeat


starting pitcher picked up his third win after allowing a season-low one earned run in his last start at Arizona. Heading into Wednesday’s outing against the Dodgers, manager Walt Weiss said Nicasio’s early season success has been because he’s been able to effective with his fastball.

“His fastball was really good in Phoenix,” Weiss said, per .com. “That’s who he is. He’s one of those guys that’s making his way back after missing a lot of time. Those guys might not have their ‘A’ game every time they go out there every fifth day. But we know what Juan is capable of, and he showed it last time.”

More News 03/0 Carlos Carvalhal has warned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not to play Manchester United signing Bruno Fernandes as a number 10.United fans are hoping the Portugal international can provide a creative spark in order to break down deep lying defences.And while5/2020 midfielder Bruno Fernandes.The Daily Mail says City are in talks with Sporting over a £42million deal for Fernandes.Talks are progressing over the move, which would also see Colombian forward Marlos Moreno go the other way. City have concerns over w • by RotoWire Staff 01/19/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ost difficult opponent he’s played against.Milner has faced off against skillful attacker Zaha four times as a Reds player – having moved to Merseyside in 2015. “I’ve been sent off for tackles on him twice,” Milner told the Guardian. “He’s a talent 08/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

ct a loss of up to £67m compared to last year due


outfielder has shown a bit of a skill change this season, though his old demons came back to haunt him Wednesday.

Jackson has cut his strikeout rate significantly to begin the season, but notched four punch-outs Wednesday. Research has shown that strikeout rate , so there’s a chance Jackson can retain his early season surge. 

More News ochettino is on the radar of Atletico Madrid, it has been revealed.Should they lose their coveted head coach Diego Simeone, Atletico will move for Pochetttino.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, while speakSaliba.Arsenal are locked in talks with ASSE over a deal for €25-30m. But Caiazzo has reaffirmed their insistence that Saliba be sent back to them on-loan next season.But Caiazzo says: “Our accounts are in balance. It is not vital to sell him. We king on El Chiringuito. 28D ago • by RotoWire Staff 09/21/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/20/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/18/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/12/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2018 n to catch up with Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson after Sunday’s defeat at Anfield.At the end of the game, Fred opted to wait in the tunnel for the home side to leave the pitch in order to greet Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson.Liverpool’s Inside Anfield • by RotoWire Staff

h for victory at West Ham.Guardiola revealed the 2


left fielder was hitless for the second straight game Thursday, though he did walk once and score a run. He’s 0 for 6 over his last two games, dropping his season line to .235/.361/.373 in 61 plate appearances.

More News James admits he draws inspiration from club legend Ryan Giggs.James is delighted to be playing for the Wales coach.”Giggsy, as soon as I came into the Wales set up, had ambitions for me,” James said.”The way he brought me and a lot of other youngster 11/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out until December in the latest set-back for the Frenchman.Pogba has struggled with an ankle injury since August and has featured just five times in the Premier League this season.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saiff 09/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/26/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/19/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 07/28/2018 lder James Maddison to Philippe Coutinho.Maddison is only 22 but has taken on a lot of responsibility within the Leicester team.He has shown the type of quality that has resulted in links to big clubs, such as Manchester United.Rodgers compared the i • by RotoWire Staff

after victory over Udinese.Inter only sparked into


Count me among the skeptics that aren’t totally buying into starting pitcher ‘s hot start. Take your pick, but there are , which could eventually result in Chacin’s demise.

For instance, per FanGraphs.com, Chacin has a .231 BABIP, which is well below his carin tonight’s Europa League clash.Wijndal says AZ are learning from this European campaign.He told Voetbal International: “We are making great strides at AZ this season.”I think that is great, hectic matches such as in Brussels against Royal Antwerp aeer .275 average. He is stranding runners at an 84.3 percent rate, which is well above his career average (74.3) and the league average (72.5). Chacin’s ERA is at 1.96, but his FIP — which measures what an ERA should look like in a given period — is 3.36. 

Even when Chacin had his best years in s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Brandon Williams’ emergence has been a boost for the club’s young players.Williams, 19, was the only teenager rested for the Europa League trek to Astana in Kazakhstan after scoring his first United goal in the absorbing 3the majors (2010-11), his numbers didn’t look this good. You can’t overlook the fact he’s faced the Padres twice. Sanamie Carragher has identified the team’s big problem this season.Carragher says Liverpool need to improve in matches against their top four rivals if they want to win a first Premier League title.He told Sky Sports: “You think of last season, they on Diego is averaging 3.45 runs per game, which is the seventh-lowest average in the majors.