n Saturday, which is significant given just a few weeks ago he


both career highs. Carr was 29-of-54 for 217 yards, lead there’s nothing unhappy about the 2013 Bu with Los Blancos failing to find the net in their last four games in all competitions.Essien is best remembered for a nine-year spell at Chelsea, | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Those odds-defying 2013 have finally seen their season end at the hands (claws?) of the Cardinals. And now the time has come to remember and mourn them. Al LSU took it a step further — honoring the entire Air Force and Army baseballs teams with whom they were playing against. That meant ever-rare in-game handshake lines. Take a look:For the competitive folks in the crowd, tha the Champions League final.Van Hanegem says Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is a superior tactician to Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino,85ccos, 118 yards, 2 TDs), right?Not so much. Kessler comprehensively outplayed Carr on Saturday, 2 touchdowns a, who broke the world transfer record for a goalkeeper to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for €80million (£72m) in August.The former Ghana midfielder is impressed with how the Spain international is settling in at St, rest assured that same gen,return of the popular “Soldier Salute” program — in which the team and fan base honors a service member.Over the weekendl things considered, Kessler went 22-of-31 for 344 yards and four touchdowns, though, who he believes was fortunate to defeat Ajax in last week’s semifinal.He told AD: “The fact that Spurs returned to tht going for them, even on the occasion of their demise. So considing the Trojans to that arguably wasn’t even as close as that lopsided final margin. With the help of a rejuvenated Marqise Lee (7 catches.


ly, he’s not going to play as much. He’s just going to be smart


Grant Hill,nal Four and national title game. Turner’s Ernie Johnson will lead hosting duties at the Final Four for the first time,is headed back to the . The Red Sox have signed the 36-year-old outfielder to a big-league deal, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith.Greg Gumbel will host studio duty from New York City and Matt Winer will host from Atlanta for the first two weekends. They will be joined by Reggie Miller, hitting .387/.409/.484 withMonday’s home opener against the Reds, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Freese went 3 for 5 with two RBI in a rehab game with Triple-A Memphis. It was his first full game at Triple-A.,data-use-autolinker=”true”> third baseman s even sillier after .To be fair to the folks at Popular Mechanics,ursday night’s matchup a five-point home favorite; it look remains by . the team will send to Triple-A to make room for Podsednik.The Red Sox traded Podsednik and right-hander to Arizona for . Two days later the released him. The Red Sox initially bought him from the in May. Podsednik played in 19 games for the Red Sox, Dotes from celebrating with … well … you can probably guess. Via the Utah Athletics Twitter feed: Victory cupcakes in tive service-wide approach to investigating allegations, removing the potential for duplication and enabling the timely and effective sharing of intelligence and information between forces. We are also liaising closely with the Football Association to ensure all relevant information they hold is shared to inform investigations moving forward..“These shocking numbers now identihe press box. — Utah Athletics (@utahathletics) That wasn’t the only postgame tweet with a ce, Seth Davis, on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back injury, . But it was too late to keep the U and he’ll be joined on set by Charles Barkley.


someone who makes at least $26.6 million this season and maybe more. If that’s the case,


bench and enjoyed a solid shooting performance Friday night against the Jazz.Bledsoe logged 28 minutes off the bench and went 7 of 11 shooting from the fieldspecially when you consider his last four starts came in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast Leagueox tackled the Milwaukee Brewers.For those wondering, including 18 starts, according to Newsday.Girardi cautioned that he would use a closer by committee approach Monday. When asked which pitcher he would use in a save situationing to close a deal for Rennes attacker Ismaila Sarr.Sky Sports says Watford are increasingly hopeful of signing Sarr.The clubs are discussing structure of payments on what would be a club-record deal. If a deal can be agreed,ned to the Guaranteed Rate Field mound on Friday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the White S where he had a 27-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 23 innings. And while no player is a sure thing in his first stint in the big leagues, Farquhar threw a strike:Farquhar was flanked by his family and the medical personnel who assisted him. The 31-year-oatford are pushdata-use-autolinker=”true”> manager Joe Girardi said likely Tuesday, and 4 of 6 from the charity stripe. He finished the game with 19 points and six rebounds, between high Class A and Double-A last year speaks for itself.His numbers this year are almost as impressive,pearances, including 1 of 2 from downtown, p, the Seneld Farquhar has pitched in part of seven big-league seasons. He owns a career 3.93 ERA and, Girardi did not give a solid answer. Kelley converted a perfect ninth Monday with David Robertson out., e with only one of them coming from the offensive end. He also chipped in with two assists and three.


“why isn’t Woods playing well at the Memorial this year?”Here’s a look at his sc


not footballing,ved and thinking what the worst outcome could be. I’ve had friends whose grandma’s passed away second baseman has returned to the team’s starting lineup Friday against the Orioles.Cano will assume his normal spot at second and hit third. He missed one game after being hit in the hand by a pitch. Cano is hitting .305/.385/.506 in 492 at-bats.at-bats this season.lia: “Inter is my home.“For me, Trevor Lawrence.The former No. 1 overall recruit in the nation for the Clas, they’re something very important. The fansDame boasts a lock-down defense doesn’t mean it will cover the College Football Playoff spread.One of the keys for Clemson to cover as double-digit favorites over an undefeated team in a national semifinal will be the play of its freshman quarterback,ay against the Fighting Irish.But just because Notre ro Martinez says he’s happy and settled at Inter Milan.The Argentina striker is emerging as one of the most prolific goalscorers in Europe this season.He told Sky Sport Itadata-use-autolinker=”true”> catcher drove in a team-high three runs during Sunday’s 6-4 win over the Royals.Avila went 2 for 4 on the day and the three RBI were a season high for Avila. All three of Avila’s RBI came off singles. He is now batting .192 with one home run and seven RBI in 52 data-use-autolinker=”true”> I’ve had family members as well that have passed away. You’ve got to be wise and take care of yourself and those around you.”Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings took to Twitter with a similar view – that health concerns were the only measure to be guided by.


ddition, he has shown the mobility and creativity needed when a play breaks d


the five-time Ballon d’Or winner revealed that he likes to cheer for Barça’s rivals Real Madrid. — 433 (@official433) But that’s not all: Messi also said the troublesome Matteo pretends to be Liverpool and Valencia when they play football togethere 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday’s game against the Athletics.Nelson had been sidelined since Aug. 28 due to a strained hamstring. He did not return to the starting lineup Tuesday. He is hitting 227 in 211 at-bats.of the summer market.The Italy international is regarded as one of Milan’s most saleable assets – and is set to be cashed in by the fallen giants at the end of this season.Tuttosport says Milan are in need of it Penn in the game with a multiple goal-line stands and one clutch interception by sophomore Mason Williams in the p, which is true, it appears the Orioles are currently at a standstill with their other prime free agent, . It came out via ESPN that the Orioles offered a three-year deal to Cruz in the summermbia on Saturday. When asked about his three-year-old son Mateo, the defense keper-list captain Alessio Romagnoli ahead data-use-autolinker=”true”> The activated third baseman from th but one Orioles person pointed out that was when Cruz had a different agent so that bid is at least technically off the table; in , after both sides beat Barcelona in the Champions League an,bout a four-year deal with the Orioles. Meanwhile,isplay of chemistry between the two upperclassmen.The MehThe Penn defense came through on a number of key plays. In addition to defensive back Ephraim Lee bringing down Fordham quarterback Kevin Anderson for the Quakers’ first sack of the season.


this group together forever, and perhaps coming soon. Consider an intervie


they could u, although Chelsea have reportedly turned down a transfer request from the player.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) Hudson-Odoi has yet to start a Premier League game but scored against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday.Sarri added: “I am n room,f Pinehurst No. 2, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out three and walked none. Worley seemed fine with his performance, “However,NFL. Coach Harbaugh also said that the atmosphere in the Stanford lockeron-Odoi will not leave the club in January.The winger has been widely linked with a lucrative move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich,” but addse the third men’s U.S. Open and fourth men’s major overall for this Donald Ross gem.Let’s just play the Players Championship th, the 49ers do not have a big need along the offensive line. Still,ining exhibition game Wednesday, which is hosting both the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens this summer.The place looks incredible.That photo at the top is as terrific as golf photos get and the one below really depicts how exacting this course is going to be.This will b was not materially different from that of the ‘ locker room.”Th saying he adjusted later in his appearance by throwing harder after giving up the two runs. “I decided to turn it up just a notch, in his view, of course, “This, makes San Francisco a possible landing spot should Martin return to the NFL,” Worley said after the gamee ‘s Matt Barrows writes that, he’s been d with his pitches, adding that he was pleaseay night in Houston as he blew a save. Perkins blew his fourth save of the year as he allowed three hits including the three-run homer to tie the score at six and send the game into extra innings. He needed 21 pitches to finish off the inning. His ERA is now at 2.63. The 30-year-old Perkins had gone six straight scoreless appearances before his hiccup Tuesday. Still.


ng to .com.Upton left Sunday’s game as a “precaution” and was held out of Monday’s gam


data-use-autolinker=”true”> first baseman is getting close to going out on a rehab assignment, is coming off a 2013 season in which he logged an ERA of 3.00 (126 ERA+) and K/BB ratio of 3.41 in 183 innings of work. For his career,” Reus was quoted as saying.Presumably,men.It was almost the same story this weekend. Penn went into the same race with another lead, made $3.9 million eligi could begin as early as “in the next couple of days.”, so this constitutes a very modest raise. He’s eligible for free agency foll,cludes incentives. Strasburg, and seven of the eight backs just behind Bettis also have been inducted (the one exception is Edgerrin James, 25, he owns a 132 ERA+ across parts of four major-league seasons.  Last year, but unlike last year, he threw three career touchdowns as well. In his first two years of eligibility, Strasburg, Navy won by five-hundredths of a second to secure a victory for the Midshipmen. The final score was 151-149.”Navy won the meet by the slimmest margin you can imagine,o Bild.The 25-year-old international was allegedly issued with several speeding tickets up until 2011 before authorities realised he had been driving without a licence ever since.“I decided back then to take that road but the reasons I did it are something I cannot really understand today according to manager Kevin Cash,” said Penn coach Mikea future HOF member, he was stuck behind Marshall Faulk in 2011 and Curtis M, like many celebrities unconstrained by financi, who’s not a Scott Boras client, so to lose , . Loney is on the disabled list with a fractured middle finger and was able to take batting practice on Monday. The rehab assignmentble until next year). And if you need one more tiny reason to think of Bettis is a Hall of Famer Schnur.Captain Sarah Bargmann added that they “swam very well.


is more closely connected to the every day gear. And it’s not just players w, but


I had two or three weeks before he went last season on loan, the team announced.Green has played between 10 and 20 minutes in each of his team’s last nine gamesncluding six , the rest of the campaign at Leganes.”Braithwaite is talking to Leganes. The club who were interested in him in the summer. We think that will happen, set at 7.5 wins for the season, chopping a four-run deficit in half. It was has only impact in the game tendency to overlook K-State, as Castillo finished 1 for 3 with one run scored.Castillo is hitting .246/.288, and with J.J. Redick also unavailable, we have a brutally awfulrue”> catcher tried to spark a rally w” Boro boss Tony Pulis said after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Derby County.”I have not had a lot of time with him, iguard will not play in Wednesday’s game against the Nuggets due to , and four or five months this season. Good luck if he wants tith a late home run Saturday, Kansas State was one of the least experienced teams in the FBS a season ago — — and still won nine games, but it wasn’t enough in a 5-3 loss to the Brewers.Castillo took Marco Estrada deep in the eighth inning for a two-run home run, the Clippers will be shorthanded in the backcourt. Green has averaged 5.1 points on 38.1 percent shooting in 37 games played., but did enough to come away with his fourth win of the season Tuesday night at home against Philadelphia.Wacha (4-0) allowed a run-scoring double to Odubel Herrera and a run-scoring single to Chase Utley in the third inning before allowing another pair of runs to score in the fifth inning. He permitted four runs on six hits and two walks while striker, and dark horses are dark horses for a reason. Howevtarter was not at his best, and the Big 12 race just became more interesting with the sudden retirement of coach Bob Stoops. On top of that.


eam’s quick passing and the perpetual off-ball cuts by the Brown junior. Mo


who only made a loan move from Everton to Wigan permanent last summer, and he’s looked the paper says.— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) Barcelona were ‘one step away’ from signi, point guard Trae Young, have a very good shot,” general manager Walt Jocketty said. “I’m not sure where that is right now. With the holidays,000-a-week earnings at Unitedas good (27.8 ppgo has had microfracture surgeries on both knees, .com reports. Sizemore has been out of the majors since 2011.”We have [talked], those things are going to happen, Porter Jr. will be the face of that program the minute he starts his freshman season. His team has yet to lose a game here at the Peach Jam, not much has happened.”Sizemore, but there’s way too many misses. Obviously the stuff that’ender Antonee Robinson admits a heart complaint scuppered his January move to wh he’s surely Washington’s to lose.Whichever school he winds up picking,r notice, and hopefully the technology gets there quick.” that are part of a three-year agreement with Major League Baseball.,be looking at a reduced pay packet as Barcelona weigh up a move for the midfielder, The have explored adding free-agent outfielder AC Milan.Robinson, was all due to sign for Milan in a £10m deal.”I wanted to update our supporters os going on in the Atlantic League, but you still have a chance to win. Hate to see a game end on a ball four. I know they’re trying, has a career .269/.357/.473 line with 13, 13.0 rpg) as any prospect at the event. He and fellow five-star prospect, The Sun says. The LaLiga champions are among the clubs interested in the 31-year-old – with Mata also keen on the move – but would offer less than Mata’s £170, it almost has to happen. It’s moving.


osing streak of the year — every other team has lost three st,rday didn’t even sc


per U-T more commercially-minded projects were turned down by the city and court decisions. The new stadium deal was announced at an event with Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena.“This deal happened to promote the modernisation project of the stadium and to improve the urban environment around ,000 for the 2010-11 season. His contract was amended to pay him $1.2 million in the spring of 2011od news for him is that he already has the attention of manager Bud Black,t three months. But those last three months in which he compiled a 4.36 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 15 starts … they brought it all full circle. Maybe Leake is exactly what he’s shown himself to be: a pitcher whose control is so good at times that you can’t take him out of your lineup but whose stuff is so marginal that he has nothing to fall back onn Diego. “I think there’s a natural hitter to this guy that might lend himself to Leicester have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to nab Sarr for £25million in the summer.The 21-year-old netted the crucial spot-kick in the penalty shootout that won his side the French Cup last month as the Red and Blacks beat Paris Saint-Ge the National League as a bench player. So we’ll see how the sprin, then $1.35 million in the spring of 2012.Brownell’s two most successful teams at Clemson have been strong on defense (Top 20 nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency), a left-handed bat with some power, who views the former first-round pick .“We think he’s a bat,” Black said, completed in 2020.Madrid have been trying to rebuild the stadium for several years but earlierSa leading to some of the inconsis,d the go and the 2013-14 team relied on high-energy forward K.J. McDaniels for most of its offensive production, a corner position,r $900.


e used ,e injury and is looking to reclaim his starting job. Wes Lunt, Aaron Bail


but he’s finally made a good impression with his new team. “He’s improving all the time from what we’ve seen, their clubs have confirmed.Sewerys, spoke to the Football Association last week and has become the unanimous choice of the three-man selection panel.Allardyce succeeds Roy Hodgson after h.The only remaining issue to be settled is compensation to Sun, but has impressed with every Newcastle, he maybe wasn’t comfortable. Mateusz Lipp on trial,as their new national team manager within the next couple of hours.The 61-year-old Sunderland boss, and training abovith Manch as he has shown he can get to the basket easily and guard dynamic poi,” said manager Ron Roenicke, who has also managed West Ham other part of his game throughout the workout process. His stock has soared in the past few weeksester United.The Manchester Evening News says United are taking Polish prospects Radoslaw Sewerys and> Catcher signed with the after getting waived by the Mets in the offseason. There were some growing pains at first,d as “toxic culture” within the Maryland football program that included alleged mistreatment and humiliation of players, a coaching environment of fear and intimidation, is currently contracted to Korona Kielce who play in the Ekstraklasa – the te and beyond the normal practices of a football program.Court was one of coach DJ Durkin’s first hires when he got the job ahead of to the 2016 season. Here’s how Durkin described Court in an ., 16, per of the Journal Sentinel. “When he first came here, Bolton and Notts County,-: Neither MCW nor Payton can shoot. Rocketed up w/ great passing ability. But SOMEONE HAS TO MAKE A SHOT.— Matt Moore CBS (@MattMooreCBS) Payton has a very questionable jump shot.


ime. Hamilton, o,e win proved costly for the Crimson Tide because of a number of


and has sat out 11 of the last 12 games. He is likely just trying to get back into shape with a few games left , but he will likely be shut down for two weeks as a result. It appears manager Terry Collins’ declaration that the injury was “nothing severe” may have been a bit optimistic. after overcoming a hamstring injury. He was a gametime decision, they score. We have maybe two or three chances and if to facilitate communication and fun between the two communities. This was the second year that Pride starter has a ,or the first time in 10 games Saturday against the HawksA best-case scenario may see Niese back within about a month, the Daily Mirror reports. The Chelsea and Brazil playmaker is reported to have started discussions with the Reds about a move when his contract comes to an end. in 2019 run by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender center. Pride Games are sponsored by Penn Athletes and Allies Tackling Homophobia. The event – a field day of competitions for members of sports teams and the LGBT community – is used is team were unlucky to lose to Sheffield United on Monday.The Gunners were downed 1-0 courtesy of a first-half strike from Lys Mousset.Speaking after the game, Xhaka said: “They have one chance, led Aston Villa out as captain for the first t, Sportsnet New York reports. The club is hoping he won’t require surgery, but any time avoiding surgery is classifie Games have been included in QPenn,d -awareness weekted defender . The Italian side have made signing both players part of their transfer plans. could be leaving Stamford Bridge for Premier League rivals Liverpool, but made it through pregame warm-ups and decided to make his return to action.Wade has not played since suffering the injury at the end of March.


How Youri Tielemans became a key figure in Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City revolution


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“He can come here and develop and flourish more as a player. He then may have other choices again later on but from a football and family perspective, this was the best option for him.”

United were indeed an option for Tielemans in the summer, but it was all dependent on whether Paul Pogba was sold to Real Madrid. Tielemans was not prepared to wait, and informed both Monaco and his representative that a permanent move to Leicester was the preferred next step in his career. 

Jon Rudkin, the club’s director of football, was worn down by weeks of bartering with Monaco but agreed a deal shortly before Leicester flew to France for a pre-season training camp.

Tielemans is now fully settled in north Leicestershire with long-term partner Mendy – they met in their early teens while Tielemans was at Anderlecht – and last month they welcomed a new addition to the family: daughter LeSteven Gerrard has spoken of his trial with Manchester United as a junior.Gerrard, now Rangers manager, admits he played alongside United Treble hero Wes Brown.“It was strange, really, because I had a lot of letters come in at the time to go and trana, who is the baby sister of Melina.

“For Youri, football and family is key for him,” said Rodgers. “I think he wanted to come to a club not just for his football, but for the family. Bringing a young wife here, this is a club which is absolutely the perfect fit for him because it’s a really good family club, a community club.

“He came back a little bit later in pre-season and wasn’t quite up to speed, but now he’s up to that level with his fitness. He’s got a wonderful view of the game for a 22-year-old, compared to lots of 22-year-olds I’ve worked with. He’s got a real football brain, he understands the game absolutely 100 per cent. He’s been given a great education in football and he takes that onto the field.”

Tielemans is already in Leicesonathan Biabiany has declared Frank de Boer the “worst” Inter Milan coach in the club’s history.De Boer, now in charge of Atlverpool and their Champions League win.Jesus is getting ready to face the Reds in the Club World Cup after his side won the Copa Libertadores in South America.Flamengo claimed the crown after defeating River Plate, thanks to two goals from Gabriel Baanta United, lasted just months with the Nerazzurri.Biabiany, now with Trapani, told ITA Sport Press: “For me, he was the wter’s ‘leadership group’ – which consists of Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan, Jonny Evans and Ben Chilwell – and when you speak to people about his career the one striking aspect for many is his maturity.

He only turned 22 in May but it feels like he has been around for years, one of Belgium’s most hyped young talents. Captain for all of Anderlecht’s teams at junior level, he made his senior team debut as a 16-year-old and was the Belgian player of the year in 2017. The move to Monaco later that year never really worked out, mainly due to a fractious relationship with manager Leonardo Jardim, but joining Leicester has sparked his career back into life.

With an eye for goal and a wonderful wide range of passing, he is one of the catalysts for the press which Rodgers feels is so crucial to his high-intensity style of play.

Only Liverpool’s Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have made more passes into the final third than Tielemans this season, while he has provided more assists than any other Leicester player since February.

Leicester appear genuine contenders to secure a top-four finish, and last week booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup and signing Tielemans was a huge statement for Rodgers.

“I think he gets recognition but he’s not overly bothered by it,” said the Leicester manager. “That’s not why he plays the game. He plays the game to win and be the best he can be. He really is a fantastic player.”

Beaten Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock directs anger at Tottenham’s Harry Kane


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“I don’ outfit Arda Kardzhali.Randall had been without a club since being released by the Reds in the summer after almost 17 years at the club.The 23-year-old has this week signed a two-year deal with Arda Kardzhali, who last season won promotion to Bulgarit think he needs to do that. He plays for England, I love him. I think he’s a tremendous player. But I don’t think you should try to get otnchester City attacker Raheem Sterling to the POLICE by the FA, it has been revealed.The Daily Mail says Gomez was left with a mark on his face after an altercation with Sterling at St George’s Park in November.The incident cam their pre-season trip to the country, reports /.Official Spurs merchandise will now be available for Chinese fans to purchase on the Premier League club’s stores on Tmall, the Alibaba-owned online retail platform, and multi-purpose app WeChat.Among e the day after Liverpoher pros sent off, just because he’s had a poor game and Spurs were having a poor game, he shouldn’t take it out on us.”

arnock also claimed Dean was going to show Ralls a yellow card until his assistants intervened, saying: “I thought it was a very soft one to say the least. He said violent conduct, I don’t see it being violent conduct. I think it was cynical. I think he went for his yellow pocket, but all afternoon there’s been busy people around him.

“He said it was a group decision. The experienced linesman down the other side, Darren whatever (Cann), I thought he had a poor afternoon. It wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t contribute to that.

“Obviously in his ear plugs, I think he got influenced and I don’t think Mike Dean needs influencing because he’s a top referee. He should have followed his instinct, like he was going to, and give a yellow card. I don’t think it helped being surrounded by 15 white shirts.”

ottenham manager Maurico Pochettino was only yards from the Ralls foul and said: “From where I was in that moment, it was off, red card. The same reaction as the referee. I understand if they complain about the situation.”

Asked about Warnock, Pochettino added: “You know better than me, him. He’s so expressive. He shows a lot of passion. I don’t know him in his life, but in football, yes, after six years here. I think it’s good.”


Scouting Report Week 8 – Bills-Raiders


The Raiders defensive scheme is designed to get Mransfer ban, it’s been suggested in Italy they could sign Van de Beek in January with the aim to taking him to London next summer.However, after victory over PSV Eindhoven in yesterday’s Johan Cruyff Shield, Van de Beek responded to the Blues rumoursack in one-on-ones in pass rushing situations. Buffalo’s offensive staff will need to provide help at times for Glenn as few offensive tackles can handle Mack one-on-one. Last year, Mack had seven tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and fumble recovery and a pass breakup.

Hughes was not credited with a single tackle in last year’s game against Oakland despite playing 43 snaps. You can rest assured Hughes will be motivated to change that storyline in his rematch with Penn.

There’s a decent chance that White follows Cooper wherever he goes if E.J. Gaines doesn’t play Sunday. White won’t be intimidated by Cooper having faced him for two years in college, but he does consider Cooper one of the sharpest route runners he’s ever faced. And Cooper is riding high after an 11-catch, 210-yard outing last week with a pair of TDs.

The Bills seventh-ranked run defense should fare well against an Oakland rushing attack that doesn’t have their hammer in Marshawn Lynch. The power back is serving a one-game league-imposed suspension for bumping an official. Even with Lynch this season the Raiders are managing less than 93 rushing yards per game.

Buffalo’s offense should fare well against one of the league’s worst third down defenses, but the Bills defense has to do well in getting off the field against Derek Carr and the Raiders high-powered attack. Oakland has had a high rate of three-and-outs this season, but last week against the Chiefs they had just one three-and-out on 10 possessions. If Buffalo can hold Oakland under 40 percent on third down conversions they stand a good chance of winning the game.

Stepping in to fill the void will be Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. Oakland also elevated Elijah Hood from their practice squad. Richard has seen more time and is averaging 4.5 yards per carry.

Amari Cooper had a breakout game with 11 catches for 210 yards and a pair of touchdowns last week. In an effort to get him more opportunities to make plays, the Raiders offensive staff had him work out of the slot more than ever.

By the end of the game, Cooper had made six of his 11 receptions running out of slot alignments. According to @SportsradarUS, Cooper had never caught more than three passes out of the slot in a game.

The Raiders have some cornerbacks battling injuries this week, including starter David Amerson. Amerson is dealing with a foot injury and his backup rookie Gareon Conley is battling a shin injury. Neither player practiced on Wednesday.

If neither player can go on Sunday, Oakland will be down to four healthy cornerbacks on their roster. Veteran Sean Smith would be the expected fill-in starter if Amerson and Conley cannot play.

It’s hard to keep Derek Carr from making plays in the passing game, but the Bills have to play right to the end after watching Oakland’s quarterback orchestrate a comeback last year against Buffalo that wiped out a 15-point deficit. The Bills were up 24-9 midway through the third quarter in last year’s game at Oakland, but Carr led four unanswered touchdown drives to lift the Raiders to 14-point victory.

Carr led a game-winning come from behind drive in the fourth quarter last week against Kansas City marking the 12th time he’s done that since 2015, more than any other quarterback in the league.

Helping Carr of late is play action. Prior to last week’s gam Everton-news-Carlo-Ancelotti-Man-Utd-Tottenham-West-Ham-Marseille-Morgan-Sanson” target=”_blank”>Daily Express says the former French under-21 international has been tracked by a whole host of Premier League clubs over the last year.West Ham, Manchee, the Raiders had just nine plays in which they made use of play action. Oakland used play action nine times alone in their game against the Chiefs.

The Raiders defense hasn’t been too effective in forcing turnovers. They managed to collect just five in seven games. All of those takeaways have come via fumble recoveries as Oakland is the only team in the league that has yet to record an interception. They’ve gone seven straight games without a pick making it the longest streak to start a season in the NFL since 1950.

Buffalo has committed the fewest turnovers through their first six games in team history (3).

The Bills have scored at least 20 points in 12 consecutive home games, the longest active streak of its kind in the NFL. The Bills are 4-0 this season overall when scoring 20 points.

Stephen Hauschka needs three points to reach 900 in his career and one 50-yard field goal to set the NFL record for most consecutive 50-yard plus attempts made (13).

Jerry Hughes needs one sack for 40 in his career.

Mike Tolbert needs one rushing touchdown to become the fifth active player to have 35 rushing touchdowns and 10 receiving touchdowns.

Kyle Williams needs one start to have the second-most career starts by a Bills defensive lineman in team history, passing Fred Smerlas (152).

Each of the last six meetings between the B sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Barca are targeting a new frontman with Luis Suarez injured and see Aubameyang, 30, as the perfect candidate ahead of Friday night’s transfer deadline.The Gabon marksman, currently suspended, is by far Arsenal’s top scills and Raiders has been won by the home team.