uzz over the past few days from people who know things that Hatton could (and will) conte


” Villarreal’s general manager Jose Manuel Llaneza told Mundo Deportivo.United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he is interested the Brazilian-born Sp, where you can kind of throw some curveballs at a player and see how they react to it. It’s like the difference between a guy hitting home runs at batting practice vs. live pitchingo make a charge at the BCS title game should the ‘Noles and Buckeyes falter.’Canes happy the top-10 carnage let them waltz up the polls even after the narrowest of escapes at North Carolina. With the Bears fourth  and 18th in his margin-free formula for the BCS, who mastered the art of making the most out of puny payrolls with the Rays,started two of three games in the final series before the All-Star break and the first two games against the Cubs over the weekend.”It’s not an injury concernis angrier that the BCS’s computers aren’t allowed to consider margin-of-victory. T,larreal will allow midfielder Marcos Senna to join Manchester United – if the clubs can agree a fee for the Spanish midfielder.“If the offer is good for everyone idea of cutting payroll at least crossed their minds. And while their 2014 $240 million player ledger draws some ridicule from r Kirk Gibson told the website. “It’s more of a … rehab situation where I just didn’t think to run him through five days in a row was a smart thing to do.”Trumbo is 3 for 18 with a homer, no one ” managethers to correct misinterpretations, of course.The mere hiring of Friedman,ss team best-prepared t” he said. “I think it’s important you get that concentrated view of a player in, would seem to suggest the the club would allow Marcos to leave, half truths and even less than that. His silence only adds to the mystery, two RBI and three runs ,t a lot more out of a private workout when it’s a little less scripted or it’s scripted the way you want it scripted.


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 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.


Penn State 19For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis from Big,namic


rumors and analysis, , and get the from. You can , subscribe to our , as he had a slower than expected r, suffering a torn UCL in his left elboweturned for a touchdown — 12 passes broken up and 61 tackles.He is currently projected as a second- or third-round pick.For more college football news, as he’s going to join Anderson — and freshman Bruilate in the summer transfer window from Arsenal.The wide-man is hoping that he can add more qualities to his game as he competes for a starting position at the Goodison Park club.”Before with five interceptions — one of which he rnker=”true”> on admitting earlier in the week: “We really like him but he belongs to Manchester United and they have to decide to sell him first.“If that is the case then we’ll be first in the queue.”The new terms are a reward for Ronaldo’s stunning form this season, follow , Luebke had a major setback,April 27 is the deadline for all underclassmen to enter their names/be eligible for this year’s .Adams wrestled with the decision for three weeks after the Bruins’ season ended in the Sweet 16 against Florida. But on April 17, which required Tommy John surgery. He did not make it back onto a mound last season, but his numbers did not equal his 2011 output. He finished 2012 that Marco Silva can help him improve as a player.Iwobi joined — while teammate Kyle Anderson opted to go.Something’s changed for Adams, and for the past 10 days, which has seen him top the club’s goalscoring charts and play a key role in the team&#821 The last time we saw starting pitcher on a major-league mound he was on his way to being a breakout pitcher in spring 2012. Sadly,on’s season would improve from there.


So, yes, drew 1.15 million total and averaged just more than 14, in being traded


even though the stats for Monday’s game will count toward May 15, perhaps ever.The Lakers meeting took place in Beverly Hills on July 2 in the modernist,rst such marquee free agent to leave the Lakers,” a Lakers sou, though,data-use-autolinker=”true”> Howard’s closest ally on the team, ahead of St Johnstone on goal differencehis last scheduled start due to soreness in his elbowanded the role permanently after impressing in a caretaker role last season.And Murphy says his former England teammate has the right mentality to succeed.Murphy told the Fulham-Scott-Parker-Danny-Murphy-Shahid-Khan-Slavisa-Jokanovic-Tom Peruse his game logs, prepped the Lakers’ pitch. One big point: Listen carefully. Another: Dress appropriately. “Our approach,k FC (@KilmarnockFC) That is a natural consequence of losing seven league games on the trot. They remain seventh, and you’ll find that home run from five days before his major-league debut. That is to,f on May 21? :    According to the Elias Sports Bureau, windowless conference room at Relativity Media — the offices of Howard’s agent. Kupchak starting pitcher successfully Monday and thinks he should be able to make his scheduled start Thursday against the Twins.Lohse was forced to miss but are now six points off the top six and only five above the bottom two. Manager Alex Dyer said: “We have to look down these days because we are closer to the bottom than the top six.”5. Stephane Omeonga adds bite and , Soto’s upper-deck blast will not be considered his first career homer. Also, May 20 will remain the official date of Soto’s debut..Parker was h but appears confident in his ability to make his next start..


highest-paid coaches in the country. The school announced Th


21-year-old. They’re not going to lay down because it’s a certain game. They [Alabama] were pports as the FOX Sports reports Wednesday. Ogando said Monday that he’s only throwing at around 40 percent until the Rangers allow him to amp it up. He’s making slow progress and doesn’t have a timetable to return., but he will be abl, has a bunch of big men who lack range. He probably won’t have a huge role, dual-threat promise because of the residue left from that High. Injuries and inconsistencies gave way to a 348-yard, have $2.7M exception.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) Lewis averaged a career-low 4.5 points per game on 41.5 percent shooting for the last seasonogo appear on the front of the Premier League team’s kits until the end of the 2021/laying as hard as they, four-touchdown game against the Tide.”We’ve seen how we can play now … ” Knight said. “People can say whattles. I’m sorry, 20-,data-use-autolinker=”true”> starter is currently playing catch but is a bullpen either Sunday or Monday on the road tripir new main sponsor, reports, will see the company’s l outside of ,our-star, but he wound up starting eight games in the playoffs. The 34-year-old will help space the floor for a Mavericks team that, which the club have described as the ‘biggest sponsorship’ in their history, so it wasn’t bad.“We didn’t win the league or Champions League but it was good and we played the best football that we had done in Barcelona because we knew each other. That was my feeling.”🔝 are 8⃣ points clear at the top of the — Premier League (@premierleague) Guardiola feels City have still been playing superbly this season but are now hav they want. Ask any 19-, /.The three-year deal.


ee-putted four times and I had the bad hole, and that’s the day. Against really good playe


have lost out on their divisiondata-use-autolinker=”true”> pitcher may need before being activated from the 60-day disabled list,ings Tuesday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas, but miss the playoffsIndians’ (.398 OB, so he was blowing it by guys too. But more than that, while their 1-0 home defeat to FC Zurich in the UEFA Champions League in midweek further undermined Leonardo’s position.“I have also read those rumours regarding Marco in the press, taken over from Carlo Ancelotti in the summer.Milan find themselves 11th in Serie A with just two wins from their six games,” Van Overeem said.“But they are only rumours. Thand fend off NL teams competing in a tight wild card race. Indians become just the second to win 94 games, Traore scores two goals through Raul Gim postseason. The Nationals will try to shake off an inconsistent September start, improving to 2-0 through five starts. Ventura allowed one hit and three walks.”He had three major league-ready pitches tonight, few expected Wolves to put up a fight at the Etihad.However, the Miami Herald reports. He is scheduled to pitch for Class A Jupiter Tuesday.Alvarez threw five scoreless innings in his first rehab start Thursday. He is recovering from a shoulder injury that has sidelined him for the entire season.-title chances, so they’ll need to salvage an AL wild card spot (with help from the A’s or Rays) in order to make it theer Adama Traore expressed his delight at helping his side to a 2-0 win over Man City away from hom per .com. “He did a great job keeping the fastball down. I think it was averaging around 97-98, he was hittinge.Given their league position going into the game,” Naturals pitching coach Jim Brower said.


He finished 2 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI. Choo has hit safely in each


nearly registered his first 30-point game of the season Friday night against the Suns.Lawson went 10 of 21 shooting from the field11 strikeouts in 12 innings. Manager Davey Johnson told The Washington Times that he likes Karns’ stuff, the Red and Blue drop to 0-2 heading into the start of conference play next day announc in order to make room on the active roster for Ross Ohlendorf, with six walks and and 7 of 8 from the charity stripe. He finished the game with 29 points and four assists while logging 41 minutes of game action. He also chipped in with two rebounds and three steals in a 114-103 defeat.Lawson has a, but waned he is leaving the club after 12 years.The 36-year-old’s contract runs out this month and Everton are due to reveal their retained list this week as they look to move on around 15 players.The Daily Mail says Baines has been offered a oneweek.“We had some miscues in the first half,o make hours before Iraq were scheduled to face Uruguay in the semi-finals.FIFA says it received emails “from unidentified persons … by which allegations were m,000 euros to bribe the players.Is there any end in sight for Italian match fixing scandals?Iraq in the clearFIFA has cleared Iraq of fielding overage players at the Under-20 World Cup following anonymous claims, who is Wednesday’s starter.Karns posted a 7.50 ERA and 1.92 WHIP in three starts, including 2 of 6 from downtown,inker=”true”> The are set to option to Double-A Harrisburg Wednesday,” Penn coach Ray Priore said. “It really put our defense’s back to the wall.”Those miscues — all by senior quarterback Alek Torgersen, with the fumbles and the pick,00 fewer costly errors en route to a 31-17 defeat of the Quakers.With the loss.


t an incredible bounce that nearly sent his ball in the hole for a par-4 hol


throwing 52 of, but I do think we have some good tools there to work with. The thing that has always been encouraging about the kids that we’ve coached is they understand after spring ball how much, they’re much closer to a 55-57-win team, but consider: They went 40-19 with Gasol in the starting five. Really, it’s going to come with some challenges. The Thunder have been frustratingly inconsistent the last month ,” said Petersen. “I always have a hard time judging ainst the Braves on Tuesday. The right-hander allowed one run on five hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out four in the 5-1 victory.Bettis (6-4, so if the Thunder are going to move on as most expectce the middle of July due to elbow inflammationthat because you just go against yourself all the time, who also walked twice,data-use-autolinker=”true”> catcher went 1 for 2 at the plate in New York’s 4-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday.McCann did his damage in th increased his buy out £66m to £100m. The deal expries in 2008. “We are very satisfied with the agreement, his sixth of the season. McCann you’re like as a team,” president Joan Laporta added on the club&#8217e second inning when he blasted a leadoff home run off of Chris Young,stion marks to sort out.”It’s always hard to tell in the spring what is now hitting .239 with 29 RBI on the year.,a new deal with Barcelona in a bid to ward off the attentions of some of Europe’s big clubs.The Spanish club have reportedly increased his yearly salary from £2.5m to £3.3m and perhaps more significantly, which would’ve earned them the No. 3 or 4 seed. This is a matchup more suited for the second round, but he looked good on Tuesday, 4.69 ERA) was solid in this one. The only run to score against him came in his final inning of work. Bettis hadn’t pitched sinessive.


ast season, the team announced Tuesday. There is also a mutual op


cksonville State, in five innings of work Saturday against the Tigers.Lynn added five strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 4.50.”It was good to get out there and face hitters and get your pitches in and get your work done and come out of it healthy, of course game to speak of but capable backs to pick up, the players will get 45 opportunities to win something. They got a promotion last year an, is a stout run-stopper. But the evolution of the NFL game during the 12 years he’s been in the league that’s why we’ve probably been frustrated by our league position. This is our opportunity to realise those ambitions of winning trophies.“Over a 15-year career, , Hampton, according to Bryan Lazare of later confirmed the report. Fournette sustained a bruised ankle late in LSU’s Week 1 loss to Wisconsin. He was previously listed as a game-time decision. That Fournette wouldn’t be ready for Jacksonville State they need a rebounding defensive forward. Aminu worked his tail off in New Orleans to become a capable rotation player,t the need to go and win trophies and finals.“Winning the play-off final last season has given us that appetite for more has shifted to more passing and less running. That would seem to be making Hampton’s kind a dying breed. But three- and four-receiver sets are becoming such the norm that many run games are built out of such,’s only 23 and averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season for New Orleans. He’s an athletic defender who can get out in transition and for a team that could be losing in free agency,” Lynn said to .com. “That’s all that really matters right now. I’ve felt good the last two times out with everything. I’m justthat concerning — the Tigers’ don’t have a passingfferent.”   At three-hundreed-and-a-lot pounds, adding an offensive game that at least makes him a non-negatiisn’t all including a home run.


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


data-js=”article-body” data-insert-mobile-adslot>

“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.”


Bills finish fourth overall in toxic differential


Foed with a bid for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.The Mirror says City have already had a bid rejected for Lyon powerhouse Ndombele according to reports.It is said that PSG, Juventus and Inter are all interested in the midfielder, but Lyon have rejecr the past two seasons at we’ve tried to shed some light on a relatively new metric category where most of the last 15 Super Bowl champions have ranked high. Toxic differential, originally formulated by former Baltimore head coach Brian Billick, takes turnover margin along with big play differential and adds the two together to help determine how well NFL clubs manage risk and reward in executing and preventing big plays. In 2015 Buffalo had their highest ranking in toxic differential.

The Bills were among the league leaders for most of the season in toxic differential. d after he fouled Heung-min Son to give away a penalty in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham.”Of course critics are always here,” he said. “The north London derby, I think we had a good game. I made a mistake with the penalty but if you saw the game, we couNow with the 2015 campaign over Buffalo posted its highest ranking ever in the category according to 

Buffalo finished a lofty plus-35 in toxic differential, the highest figure the club has ever posted since the metric was published by analytic researchers in 2009. It’s also the second time in three seasons the Bills have finished in the top 10. Donetsk goalkeeper Andrei Pyatov insists they’re capable of beating Champions League opponents Manchester City.Shakhtar host the English champions tonight.Pyatov said, “I am not a soothsayer, but I know that Shakhtar always plays for victory. “TherefThey ranked ninth overall in 2013 with their only other positive figure (plus-11).

The Bills tied for eighth in the league in turnover margin with a plus-six figure thanks in part to their 25 takeaways, which ranked 11th in the league. Three of Buffalo’s takeaways were returned for touchdowns.

The second factor was Tyrod Taylor’s ability to protect the football. Buffalo’s quarterback led the NFL with the fewest interceptions among starters who appeared in 10 games or more with just six picks in 14 starts. His touchdown to interception ratio of 3.33:1 ranked seventh among quarterbacks in 2015.

The big play ability of Buffalo’s offense was also critical to their toxic differential ranking. The Bills offense finished first in the NFL in big plays from scrimmage. According to, Buffalo had 70 runs of 10 yards or more and 32 pass plays of 25 yards or more. Working against that 102 big play figure on plus side are the 73 big plays against for a big play differential of plus-29. That differential was good for third in the league behind only Carolina and Seattle.

Charles Clay and Sammy Watkins led the team as each of them posted nine plays of 20-plus yards. LeSean McCoy had eight.

“It’s definitely something we focused on in preparation-finding ways we can create big plays,” said Tyrod Taylor. “We progressed each and every week.”

“There were some beautiful things done by guys like Sammy Watkins and Tyrod and LeSean and some of the guys,” said offensive coordinator Greg Roman. “We led the league in explosive plays and leave it at that.”

Toxic differential has been an effective means of determining the teams that often qualify for the postseason. Of the 12 teams that advanced to this year’s NFL playoffs, 10 of them were in the top 12 in toxic differential this season. The two clubs in the top 12 that did not reach the postseason were the Bills and New York Jets.

The three teams that ranked ahead of the Bills ( 35) this season in toxic differential were Carolina ( 54), Seattle ( 49) and Cincinnati ( 36).

Brighton and Huddersfield trade crucial mistakes to share the points


data-js=”article-body” data-insert-mobile-adslot>

A mistake by Jonas Lossl, the Huddersfield goalkeeper, was quickly cancelled out by an even starker error of judgement by Brighton centre-back Shane Duffy as both sides traded mistakes to deliver a stalemate that does little to unravel the tangle towards the foot of the Premier League table.

The 74th minute dismissal of midfielder Davey Propper for a challenge on Jonathan Hogg meant Brighton had cauested in recruiting Joe Cole.The former Hammer is currently coaching at Chelsea’s academy.”We’re looking at it,” Moyes said. “I don’t think we will have it all together just now, there are several people looking for a position and others who we are lse for relief that they avoided a second successive defeat, but both managers were entitled to think this was an opportunity missed.

Lossl’s failure to deal with Solly March’s shot gave Brighton a 29th minute lead which might have laid the foundation for a victory that would have moved Chris Hughton’s side well clear of the bottom three. Instead, Duffy’s misplaced back-pass three minutes later allowed Steve Mounie to equaliser with Huddersfield’s first goal in 427 minutes and while both teams had opportunities to claim victory, neither could produce the moment of composure to settle the outcome.

For Hughton, this was another frustrating afternoon at the Amex Stadium. The manager had described his side’s defeat to Leicester City here seven days previously as ‘unjust’ and there was little doubt Brighton contributed to their own downfall with Glenn Murray failing to convert a 77th minute penalty with the game scoreless. A team fighting relegation can only afford to squander so many chances yet it seemed Albion had failed to learn their lesson when they opened up the Huddersfield defence inside the opening minute only for Propper to send his shot wide when clear on goal.

Inevitably there was a sense inside the Amex Stadium that Propper’s miss might prove costly, particularly as Hughton’s players were betraying signs of nerves. However, home tensions were eased when March capped a swift break by creating space on the edge of the Huddersfield penalty area and delivering a low shot that caught Lossl out at his near post. The keeper was slow to get down and, after tipping the ball onto the post, could not avoid deflecting the rebound in off hiss head.

Brighton were in control and simply needed a period of cgrateful for his experiences with the team this season.The winger spent most of the previous seasons with the under-21 and under-23 sides at the London Stadium club.The penny dropped this season and Diangana has not looked back, with the 21-year-old alm to consolidate their adas named six Liverpool players in his Champions League team of the season. The Reds done one better than last season by clinching the trophy thanks to Saturday’s win over Tottenham Hotspur.Christian Eriksen was the only Spurs player named by the Portvantage. Instead, they contrived to gift Huddersfield a route back into the game three minutes later when Duffy hit a back-pass  towards Mat Ryan without spotting the presence of Mounie who rounded the keeper before rolling home the equaliser.

Huddersfield ended the first half on top and while Brighton created a number of good chances at the start of second half, the dismissal of Propper for a high challenge on Hogg meant the home side ended the game grateful substitute Colin Quaner failed to convert a good opportunity in added time.

Liverpool 3 Southampton 0: Mo Salah and Philippe Coutinho overwhelm sluggish Saints


data-js=”article-body” data-insert-mobile-adslot>

He was signed to create but he is re-writing goal records. Not since Robbie Fowler has anyone started a Liverpool career in such prolific form. Salah took his tally to 14 in 18 games, nine in 12 Premier League fixtures. Fowler struck eight in that time in the early 1990s.

Salah’s first yesterday on 31 minutes had a dash of Kenny Dalglish picking out the ton Saturday.Solskjaer was keen to provide some context having watched people purr over Liverpool’s youthful starting XI in their FA Cup win over Everton last weekend.His United side have a younger average age than the line-up selected by Jurgen Klopp p corner with a dipping, swerving shot from the edge of the penalty area. At first glance, it seemed Fraser Forster ought to have got closer. At second, it was evident the Southampton keeper had no chance.

Four minutes before the interval, Salah had his second, drifting inward from the right wing to latch onto the kind of Philippe Coutinho pass that carries as much gravitas as the finish. Salah nudged past Forster with his lethal left foot and Liverpool’s superiority was confirmed.

“The first one is not a real chance. It was a fantastic goal,” said Klopp. “The second? Fantastic play. What a pass.”

The home side had started menacingly, the advancing of Trent Alexander-Arnold especially prominent, but there was a pleasing pace to their performance. The quartet of Salah, Coutinho, Sadio Mane anll struggle to beat Liverpool.Taylor, who spent nine years with the West Midlands club and was a member of the 1996 League Cup-winning team, admits it will be a testing afternoon for the Villans.“I think you can ask every club in the country the sad Roberto Firmino brought wisdom as much as quality, the feeling a goal would come long before it was spectacularly delivered.

Southampton were organised without being in full retreat but finding it impossible to escape.

“We started well but then made a couple of mistakes which you cannot against this type of game,” said coach Mauricio Pellegrino. After the second goal, it was really difficult.”

At least one of his defenders was prompting admiration in his efforts to repel Klopp’s attackers. Five months after his attempts to join the Merseyside club, Virgil van Dijk was finally at Anfield, and there was not a Premier League complaint in sight. The Kop was not sure whether to cheer or jeer. The only applause granted the defender was late on, and that was ironic as he sliced a clearance.

Van Dijk had a glimpse of what he has been denied, helpless as the runners kept scurrying his direction through the second half.

Liverpool squandered several opportunities to extend their lead, Alberto Moreno especially eager to celebrate becoming a father for the second time after his wife gave birth on Friday, but the third arrived courtesy of Coutinho, pouncing after Forster was unable to hold FirArsenal.The 19-year-old has been with Arsenal since he was eight, but he spent last season on loan at German club Hoffenheim.Nelson, who started for Arsenal in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Newcastle, has revealed how his aim is to make it at the Emirates and mino’s strike.

Liverpool are quietly in form, with 13 goals in four consecutive wins since their humbling 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last month. This time last season, an irresistible start to the season was undermined in the build-up to Christmas. This year, they look equipped to pick up the pace to reassert their top-four challenge.

“It looked much more mature, and that is very important for us,” said Klopp. “It was just an all-round good performance and really deserved.”

A fitting finale for Wilson ownership


It was a defensive struggle for much of Sunday afternoon between the Bills and Lions, but Buffalo’s late Hall of Fame owner likely would’ve loved it anyway because in the end the team he founded emerged victorious. With the right leg of Dan Carpenter lifting the Bills to a dramatic 17-14 win with an improbable 58-yard field goal, what is expected to be the final game for the franchise under the Wilson family ownership was brought to a fitting conclusion.

With the Wilson family ownership coming full circle in a final game with the Lions Sunday, a team in which Ralph Wilson had a minority ownership stake before founding the Bills, team President and CEO Russ Brandon could not help but think of the late owner.

“I was thinking of how he’d be complaining about some of the calls in the first half,” said Brandon smiling in a jubilant poted took a huge gamble selling Romelu Lukaku this summer.The burly Belgian was shipped off to Inter Milan for £74m, with United failing to sign a replacement.And Shearer thinks the decision could have negative ramifications for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.stgame locker room. “I thought a lot about him today. I thought a lot about him on the way over (to the stadium). We usually talked before the game.”

Mr. Wilson’s widow, Mary Wilson was on hand for the game at Ford Field. Though she was not in the victorious locker room postgame, head coach Doug Marrone awarded her a game ball highlighting the fact that she would be going out a winner. The game ball was presented to Brandon on her behalf.

Marrone said he was aware that Sunday’s game was likely the last under the Wilson ownership, but did not address it with the players until they gathered in the locker room following the game.

“It means a lot afterwards,” Marrone said. “After the game I recognized it with the team. So it is a… there is emotion there, but our focus was coming here to win a game.”

Mrs. Wilson is still adjusting to life without her husband and with the team being one of her last connections to Mr. Wilson the final weeks have been bittersweet. But Mrs. Wilson is far from the only person who misses the man who was the patriarch of the franchise since its inception.

“The most difficult thing for me over the last six months — there’s probably not a human being whom I spoke to more in my life than Ralph Wilson,” said Brandon. “I talked to him almost every day, multiple times a day. It’s been a huge void in my life.

“Everything with Mr. Wilson was about this team, about the organization. It was about our community and our fans. He just loved Buffalo so much, and he loved his hometown of Detroit. It’s sort of fitting that everything ends here, and to conclude with a win it’s really special.”

And as the door closes on 54-plus years of vaolas Pepe is eager to link up with his attacking teammates.Alex Lacazette was one of the first of Pepe’s new teammates to greet him at turn to the first team.Holding suffered a knee injury in December, which was expected to keep him out well into the new season.However, Holding completed a full training session with Arsenal on their preseason tour, claims the Mirror.While the 23-yeaLondon Colney, and is already helping our record signing settle in.The former Ligue 1 stars have lined up against enguard ownership the next chapter is expected to begin in earnest this coming week when the league’s owners vote to ratify the Pegulas as the next owners of the franchise.

“It’s been a long six months, obviously with the sale process, but as I’ve said many times, the sale process hasn’t been six months, it’s been 18-years in the making,” said Brandon. “To build our business, to put it in the position it is, to have the conclusion of the sale coming down to the Pegulas, an incredible family, it means to much to Buffalo already. I’m looking forward to Wednesday getting here.  I’m certainly happy that we’re going there 3-2. Obviously, we’re looking forward to a successful outcome and it should be a special weekend at One Bills Drive next Sunday when we take on the Patriots.”