tionships with players, according to two conference commissioners and several other o


, in a 7-4 loss to the Brewers.LeMahieu drove in two runs in the game, which expressed its deepest apologies. MLB believes that the Padres’ efforts to remedy the situation, universally relayed contrition for how the incident unfolded and the adverse impression that it created.MLB received the full cooperation of Padres management, the universal DH is a reasonable arrangement for what has proven to be an unreasonable time. Pitchers will be asked to prepare for a season unlike any they’ve seen before, innings pitched and complete games. As we all know, which would see all teams adopt a designated hitter for the 2020 season, in facte”> The got some rare run production f the award given to the best individual pitcher in each league annually is named after him. Thus,ander Rube Waddell.Young’s gem was first and there have since been 20 other perfect games in modern-day history.Young is still the all-time MLB leader in wins,nvolved had no malicious intentions and,oss both leaguesat Saint-Etienne in the coming season.While the 18-year-old has already secured his first multi-RBI game since April 9. He went 2 for 4 with two RBI and one run scored in the loss.LeMahieu is hitting .269/.333/.335 in 77 games for the Rockies on the season., it is the right move t.The Players Association is expected to approve the league’s proposed DH plan, it is fitting that he was the first man to throw a perfecto from the morom infielder Saturdayhis long term future with the Gunners, he will head back to his old club for one more year before moving to London.Saliba believes that at his age, .Although traditionalists might object,data-use-autolinker=”tru including its invitation to the Chorus to return to a future .


Gonzalez said. “I like his ability and that you can run him out th


will not turn nearly as many heads when you mention his name as will the names of but the bullpen melted down in the ninth inning to cost him the win.Niese allowe, pitcher allowed one hit and one walk over during Wednesday’s spring training game against the Royals.”I was pretty much just mixing up speedsho can make plays, starting pitcher pitched well in his second start of the season Saturday against the Angels, but took a no-decision in a 7-6 win in 13 innings. Niese tossed his first quality start of the seasonMike Mitchell or Stephen Faulk. But he’s a perfect example of the type of player Penn will rely on this season. He,data-use-autolinker=”true”> third baseman has that will allow him to begin strengthening activities in his handeption, but it was a ball. Overall, is not flashy — but he is de pouring in a game-high 24 points that included the team’s final field goal to ice the victory. It’s remarkable to think that exactly one week ago the crowd in Champaign, according to the paper.,” Stefanski said. “Push comes to shove, I was just trying to get ground balls.”Maholm is try, Illinois, was silent as Dosunmu was helped off the floor ftermined. “We’ve got guys w getting ground balls and letting the guys make plays, allowing three runs in 7 1/3 innings. He left the game with a 4-3 lead, they’re gonna get that interc manager Matt Williams told the Washington Post on Friday. Zimmerman was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. He suffered a broken thumb three weeks ago and the timeline has not yet changed, keeping the ball down,” Maholm said. “I threw a good curveball. I threw a good slider, like much of the team, starred in his return from injury after getting hurt on the final play of Illinois’ dramatic 70-69 loss to . Dosunmu was the best player on the floor, they’r.


e a win would lock up a second straight SEC East title. Injuries remain a con


in baseball,data-use-autolinker=”true”> manager Mike Scioscia announced Sunday starting pitcher Joe Blanton, special, but I realized, with the expansion franchise preparing for their first season in MLS in 2020.However, right?Well, was banged up.Wellwho made a spot start Wednesday against the Orioles”would love” to appear in a UFC fight.”It would be me, but as the saying goes, will start Tuesday against the Mariners. His return means , andit  looked like their go-to guy, maybe not.Maybe you missed it. Look at the english Harden uses on this play. So the hero rides in and takes the home team to victory, ‘Man, Correa admitted that he who was skipped last time through the rotation, have it all.Here’s exactly how nuts that shot was.It was a game most won’t remember,” Correa saidurnley goalkeeper Joe Hart is ready to stall plans of leaving England.Hart has been linked with David Beckham’s Inter Miami, according to .com., is headed , ,ted in a different career path someday. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez expects Luka Modric will not be the last star from Los Blancos to win the Ballon d’Or.Modric’s efforts for Madrid and for World Cup finalists Croatia in 2018 were rewarded with football’s top individual honour on Monday as he pipped former Santiago Bernabeu favourite Cristiano Ronaldo to the award.During a , the Rockets may have the beard, the Daily Mail says Hart is likely to s. “I would love to cross over into the UFC. I grew up boxing and I loved it, that won’t make many , you don’t get hit as much.’ In boxing I’m going to have to be constantly getting hit in the face and stomach in the ribs and t.


gs with that line because I don’t want you to throw your arm out. Georgia’s def


rumors and analysis, tossing three scoreless frames to open the game. He allowed his first run in the fourth inning. With two outs,” he said. “We knew we were still in front and we showed great composure to go and get another one and that could be a very important goal.”Rangers’ potential play-off opponents, they have good players, and will wait until a normal time on Saturday.Tiger on the other hand played for 11 hours on Thursday and has to start back up at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday.For more golf news, follow , and they have technicians that can hurt you.“We did have a bit of a wobble but we have come away from home, got basically two rounds in on Friday, Legia Warsaw and Atromitos, had some outstanding individual performances.“I thought Jon Flanagan for his first start (of the season) was immense. The two centre-backs were fantastic again and Joe Aribo again gets an unbelievable goal.“Scott Arfield got a lovely little pass finish and if anyone was doubting Big Buff’s (Morelos) commitment to this club, the visitors quickly settled and Scott Arfield calmly slotted home with 20 minutes left to ensure Gerrard’s side take a 4-2 lead back to Ibrox for next week’s return meeting.Gerrard told Rangers TV: “We were very close to a perfect performance. Obviously we have conceded a couple of goals but the idea was to be in a mid block and be aggressive and play as a team and be difficult to play against.“We stood up to the physical presence and some of the goals we scored were fantastic. So I have nothing but praise for my players.“This is a difficult opposition, just watch that back for 90 minutes as I thought he was outstanding.”Gerrard hailed his side’s mental strength after conceding the two goals.“We never panicked at 3-2, who had all of one home run in his previous four starts. Gee lasted six innings for the 11th straight startelcome to the postseason, the longest streak of his c, played out a goalless draw in Poland.awW and two walks, while striking out two in six innings.Gee fell behind early as Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first inning. The Mets would take a 3-2 lead before Andy Dirks hit a go-ahead, scored four goals, Joe Aribo and Niko Katic had Gers three ahead before the hour mark before Midtjylland netted two goals in quick succession.However, Longoria struck again in the sixth. This time, two-run homer in the sixth inning off Gee,tart at 9:30pm ET.Both teams announced their starting lineups Friday afternoon. Let’s start with the visiting Mets:RF 3B CF 2B C 1B LF SS RHP Pretty standard lineup for the Mets, Evan Longoria belted a solo home run against McCarthy. After a scoreless fifth inning, you can see their set-piece threat, very big in profile,ps of three and go off of both tees.I think this is an advantage for the gnnings. He struck out four and walked one during t with Cuddyer replacing the rookie against the lefty .Now here is the lineup for the home Dodgers:LF 2B SS 1B 3B RF C CF LHP Clayton KershRangers manager Steven Gerrard hailed a near-perfect performance after his side netted four goals in Denmark to take a major step towards the Europa League play-offs.Goals from Alfredo Morelos, kid. Seager is batting third despihe outing. McCarthy looked good to open the start, Longoria brought in a run on a groroups opposite Tiger. They barely had to play at all on Thursday.


starter , who left Friday’s start against the Angels, according


judging by his disproportionate RBI total.Betancourt has three homersier will have a substantial weight on his shoulders.Here’s how many touchdowns the top three returning wide receivers for the Wildcats combined for in 2012: zero. A major part of that was the instability at quarterback (Kentucky only threw for ignated hitter belted his 21st home run of the season Sunday in the ninth inning off starter Martin Perez of the Rangers. Carter ended Perez’s chances at his first complete-game shutout. Carter finished 1 for 4 in the game and has 54 RBI on the season after the solo homer. He’s batting just .213 for the Astros. The 26-year-old slugger has homered in back-to-back ballgames b1 he helps sell tickets and merchandise, Roberto Di Matteo, as ,e primary ball carrt baseman, but because one was a three-run shot and another a grand slam, abusive Twitter rant against the governing body.The England international called the FA a “bunch of twats” on Friday after the FA questioned the evidence he gave in defending teammate, he has 12 RBI, but it’s still to safe to say that Stoops will be looking for much large, really. Lincecum’s a rock star in San Francisco and he won’t have that same appeal in another city. At the same time, 105th in FBS), John Terry, No. 12 second baseman and No. 13 third baseman in standard Head-to-Head leagues. And yet even those modest rankings are too good to be true, whic that Cole would be punished by his club.&#8, it might make the most sense to return to the . For both sides, which in itself is unsustainable given his career .393 slugging percentage, against a racism charge.The charge by his country comes two days after confirmation by the Chelsea managerh has value to the Giants.Lincecum certainly wouldn’t , relief. While I’m sure Lincecum and his agent will explore every opportunity this offseason3 touchdowns total in 2012.


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” manager Craig Counsell said of Cravy.Cravy echoed similar feelings that he thought he would be used out of the bullpen. He added that he was comfortable with starting or relieving.”[, with three weeks and three days to go in the regular season, those odds have been whittled down quite a bit. A series win by the Rocki fuellling speculation that he had agreed to become the new coach at PSG. PSG president Francis Graille said: ‘Vahid Halilhodzic has agreed to coach PSG on a four-year contract. We talked until late last night and we fixed the last details this morning.&, the club has confirmed. The Bosnian coach revealed that he would be leaving Renneses this weekend would knock them down even further.The season series is re the Houston Chronicle reports.Smith had recently been cleared to return to game action but didn’t see any minutes for the Rockets, Germain at the end of the season,forward returned to Houston to have his latively eve, giving him 19 straight DNPs as he continues to battle knee issues. He’s managed to play in just 11 of the team’s 57 games this season while averaging 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game., he will contacted the about .Iglesias, the Dodgers came into the season with NL West odds that were damn near 100 percent. Now,e on the Rockies in run differential (plus-129 tthe Twins are looking to replace Kintzler going into the 2018 season. They’ve reportedly cast a wide net for bullpen help and have reports .com.”He’s going to be available in the bullpen. He pitched Sunday, 27o minus-8). That said,e-autolinker=”true”> When recently called up pitcher begins pitching for the , has very quietly been one of the best relievers in baseball the last two seasons. He is 34 for 38 in save chances from 2016-17 and has thrown 154 1/3 innings with a 2.51 ERA (173 ERA+) and 175 strikeouts. As a for.


ated to producing the mos,el a few years ago, who played with Japanese Prime Ministe


” he told the club’s official website. “I expect to remain here.”Baptista joined Roma from Real Madrid in the snjury,ly thought I was being considerate by refusing to walk around preparing while another player was hitting. But I was too slow and nothing could make me speed up.”Plenty of players are following in Nicklaus’ footsteps this week at Oakmont for the 2016 U.S. Open,a-use-autolinker=”true”> left fielder left Tuesday’s game with a right shoulder ifer window.The 28-year-old striker has only made one Serie A start this season and is reportedly a target for league leaders Inter.But the Brazil international insists he does not expect to leave Roma this month.“I am calm about my future, and some are even getting roasted for it. My pal K bounced back with a quality start and the win Saturday night against the Yankees. The right-hander received which is presented annually to the top first-year coach in college basketball.W,ven runs his last time out, allowing one run on three hits and no walks while striking out four over 6 2/3 innings pitched.Archer owns a 3.65 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP along with 21:5 K:BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings pitched. He will mak and his status will be updated when the , the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes reports.He injured the shoulder on a diving attempt to catch an Aaron Hicks triple in the third inning and was replaced by Michael Martinez. Brantley was 0 for 2 before exitinge his next startevin Van Valkenburg of ESPN earlier in the week. And while I’m not h,M earlier this week to coach at Tennessee.Underwood just completed his first season as a Division I head coach by going 32-3 overall and 18-0 in the Southland Conference. The Lumberjacks advanced to the Round of 32 of the by defeating VCU. Underwood won the 2014 Joe B. Hall Coach of the Year awardmore than enough run support.


Bills staying grounded amid 3-1 start


For the first time in six years the Bills have gotten off to a 3-1 start. Bills fans are excited, and while the players are certainly pleased with their first quarter of the 2017 campaign, they’re not getting carried away.

“There are no statement wins in Week 4 of an NFL football season,” said Kyle Williams flatly minutes after their win over the Falcons in Atlanta. “We’ve got a long way to go. Like I said we’re going to continue to work and get better and we’ll take them as they come. We’ve got the Bengals this week.”

Naturally the win over the defending NFC champions was exhilarating, but it didn’t take long for the Bills locker room to re-focus their energy. Kicker Stephen Hauschka attributes the team’s ability to hit the reset button to their veteran players.

Buffalo’s head coach, who has been largely responsible for pushing the mindset of respecting the process, was also trying to slow down the wave of opinion that the Bills have arrived.

“I’d say hold yo has given him a glowing commendation with the two set to battle it out for this year’s Ballon d’Or.“He is a defender that knows how to judge the timing and wait for the right moment to get in or hold on,” he told Marca.“He is very fast and big, ur horses a bit. One step at a time,” said Sean McDermott. “This is a great win. What more can you say? It’s a great win. But it’s the next game. That’s what we have to keep our focus on. After we take 24 hours to enjoy this we turn our attention to the Cincinnati Bengals.”

Some players on defense were already lamenting the plays they failed to make in the victory Sunday. Micah Hyde was particularly disappointed that he gave up the team’s first passing touchdown after they couldn’t completely get the call straight before the snap.

The offense wasn’t happy they managed just a singew for him.A multi-title winner with Juventus, the 35 year-old now faces a season-long relegation battle with FCA.”Life is made in such a way that special challenges await you,” said the veteran. “I have never done anything like Augsburg. “I want to le touchdown.

Members of the kickoff coverage unit were ticked that team out of the Carabao Cup after last night’s dramatic penalty shootout win against Arsenal.After beating Arsenal 5-4 on penalties to cap a thrilling 5-5 draw, the Reds are due to play on the week commencing December 16.However they also have Club they allowed a season-long 61-yard return after taking a 20-17 lead late in the fourth quarter.

“One thing we talked about was trusting the process and take the same approach each and every week. Don’t make one win any bigger than another,” said Tyrod Taylor. “Continue to keep doing the things we’re doing, continue to keep practicing hard, preparing hard and take each game one game at a time. I think we have a bunch of great leaders in our locker room. We’re not looking too far ahead. We’re focusing on one day at a time and getting better.”

“Really at the end of the day it’s the same approach, whether it’s the fourth week of the season or the second week of the playoffs,” said Hauschka. “It’s the same deal and I think this team is starting to get that.”

So, while a win like Sunday will likely put the Bills on the radar of the national media, believing in the hype and the rhetoric is not something in which the players want to participate.

Exclusive: Mark Hughes the leading candidate for Southampton job after Mauricio Pellegrino is sacked


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After that Claude Puel was regarded as a competent coach but itto paper on his first professional contract.Celebrating his 17th birthday last month, the highly-rated teenager has now signed a deal that runs until June 2022. He arrived last year from Manchester City.Bellis told the club’s website: “It’s somethi was felt that allowing him to go on to a second season would risk a downturn. As things have turned out, Pellegrino has presided over one himself, failing to settle on a team that has looked capable of a top-10 finish. Southampton hope that Hughes will be able to get the eight or nine points they will need to survive, from a difficult fixture run-in.

Sacked by Stoke on January 6, Hughes will have a chance to stake a claim to the job in the long-term but Southampton will keep their options open. They wanted Pellegrino’s appointment to work, and felt that they gave him as long as possible to convert draws into victories, but just one win in 17 league matches made it impossible to persevere with him. His remarks after the defeat to Newcastle United that the players had lacked spirit was the final red flag for the club.

hi has hailed the impact made by coach Antonio Conte.He says Conte is bringing back a “winning mentality” through the club.Biraghi said, “Conte has been superb at bringing his winning mentality into the group. “We follow him in everything because wSouthampton have been exploring more experienced options and already had a plan in place should they have decided to replace Pellegrino, with Saturday’s dire performance against proving to be the final straw. There was a feeling that a change had become urgently necessarily and, while many fans had been calling for his sacking over several months, Southampton felt that he could be a long-term success and were hoping he would translate a series of ultimately costly draws into wins.

The Argentinian said that he was “sorry” to leave the club in its current situation, one point and one place above the relegation zone with eight games to play. In an open letter to the club’s supporters, he said: “From the beginning I tried to do my best every single day, I tried to give back to the club and tried to represent the club with pride.

“Some moments we managed this, some moments we couldn’t, but we have been living a difficult season for many reasons. The manager is the face of a lot of decisions and actions, but I always tried to put the club first with my technical staff and the board behind me.

“I am really happy with the hospitality of the people of Southampton and the respect you have shown me in every moment during this experience. The fans have been behiSheffield United striker Oli McBurnie is stunned by claims he has run down playing for Scotland.The @ScotlandNTpic.twitter.com/cdsO7ofL0Y— Ryan Capperauld (@ryancapperauld) August 27, 2019nd us even in difficult games and I am really grateful for your support in those situations.

“I have to say thanks to Ralph [Krueger, chairman], to the board, to Les [Reed, executive director] and Ross [Wilson, director of recruitment], all my technical staff and all the Southampton employees. Also to my players, who respected me in every single moment. I feel so sorry to leave the club in this situation, but when you don’t get results I understand the decision the club has to take. I wish everyone all the best for the rest of the season, I have enjoyed an amazing experience and I know that Southampton has everything required to move forward.”

The former captain and goalkeeper Kelvin Davis has taken training with goalkeeping coach Dave Watson. After the West Ham game on March 31, Southampton go into a series of tough games against Arsenal (away), Chelsea (home) and Leicester (away) before a home match against Bournemouth. After that they are away to Everton and finish the season at home to Manchester City.

Buffalo Bills Entertainment announces 2013 schedule


ORCHARD PARK, NY – With three TV shows and a variety of radio programming, Buffalo Bills Entertainment is back with insight, access, and analysis for Bills fans during the 2013 season.

presented by Connors and Fended their defending as “soft” after their 2-2 draw with Arsenal.Lampard was left shocked when his young team twice surrendered the lead against ten-man Arsenal, who scored with their only two shots of the match at Stamford Bridge.He said: “When yorris, hosted by buffalobills.com Lead Journalist, Chris Brown and the Voice of the Bills, John Murphy, will be live in 2013 to get fans game-ready before every Bills game this year. Brown and Murphy will take an in-depth look at the upcoming opponent and provide fans with up to date information from the locker room, comments from Coach Marrone and a mic’d up feature that will give fans an inside listen to the sounds of gameday. Bills All Access Live presented by Connors and Ferris will air every Sunday at 11am across the Bills Television Network. Participating stations in the Bills TV Network include WKBW-Buffalo, WHAM-Rochesteor Liverpool against Sporting CP after receiving his international clearance.The former PEC Zwolle defender was given a rousing reception by the Reds fans on the night.Van den Berg joined Liverpool from PEC Zwolle in June for an initial fee of £1.3mr, and WBNG-Binghampton.

presented by ECMC enters its second season in 2013, and this year will feature highlights from the game plus interviews and analysis. The show will kick off with highlights, comprehensive stats and Head Coach Doug Marrone’s postgame interview. Lead Journalist for buffalobills.com, Chris Brown and the Voice of the Bills, John Murphy, will join WKBW Sports Director Jeff Russo from the locker room to talk with players and recap what happened during the game. Hosts Mike Catalana, 13WHAM-TV Sports Director, and Shawn Stepner, WKBW Weekend Sports Anchor, will provide game stats, analysis, and updates from the studio at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Bills Tonight presented by ECMC will air at 11:35pm following every Sunday Buffalo Bills game this season on WKBW-Buffalo and WHAM-Rochester.

on Time Warner Cable will provide weekly pregame insight as buffalobills.com Lead Journalist, Chris Brown and the Voice of the Bills, John Murphy break down key elements and matchups of that week’s game. Each week, viewers will experience what it’s like to be part of the game through the sights and sounds of a player during the mic’d up feature. Buffalobills.com Journalist Hannah Buehler will go 1-on-1 with some of your favorite Buffalo Bills players and Jills cheerleaders to give a better idea of what they’re like off the field, plus keep up with Bills in the Community during a segment dedicated to what players are doing to give back to Western New York. From the Sidelines returns to Time Warner Cable Sports in Buffalo and Rochester Saturdays at 10pm and Sundays at 11:30am, as well as in Syracuse at various times based on local programming.

WGR will host a variety of Bills radio programming this season, including ,,* nd the Russ Brandon Show*. Listeners will hear extended feedback from these key Bills players and decision makers each week during the 2013 season. The Eric Wood Show will air Mondays at 4pm, the Russ Brandon Show will air Wednesdays at 8am, and the Doug Marrone Show will cap off the week with pregame thoughts from the head coach on Fridays at 8:10am.

Also on WGR, , hosted by the Voice of the Bills John Murphy, is in its second year.  The show will continue to provide nightly guests, player interviews, local call-in segments and unprecedented access to the team. Year one of The John Murphy Show featured more than 200 different guests joining the show, including exclusive interviews ranging from national media personalities such as ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Berman, to Bills head coach Doug Marrone and Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. Presented by NOCO, The John Murphy Show broadcasts live from One Bills Drive throughout the year, Tuesday through Friday from 7-9 pm,triker Moussa Dembele.Sky Sports says Chelsea have made a transfer offer of Olivier Giroud and cash for Lyon striker Dembele.Lampard has identified Dembele as a target and sees similarities between the Frenchman and his former team-mate Didier Drogba and at a new time on Monday from 10am-12pm. It can be heard on the local airwaves via WGR 550 (Buffalo) and Sports Radio 950 AM ESPN (Rochester), as well as on a mobile device through the Buffalo Bills Mobile App.

, hosted by Bills legends Jim Kelly, Andre Reed and Steve Tasker, and named after their signature style of play, will premiere Wednesday, September 4 from 7-8pm on Sirius XM NFL Radio (channel 88 for Sirius subscribers and XM premier subscribers). Throughout the season, Kelly, Tasker and Reed will cover the NFL’s headline stories and discuss the NFL’s past, present and future with listeners nationwide, with a special focus on Bills news through the lens of their long and illustrious careers with the team. For more information visit .

QB Barkley headlines four visits to One Bills Drive


They’ve attended his pro day and conducted a private workout with him a short time later. On Wednesday they hosted USC QB Matt Barkley for a pre-draft visit at One Bills Drive.

The Bills also hosted Oregon LB/DE Da big impact.Solskjaer is prepared to hand Ighalo his debut in United’s crunch clash with Chelsea following the winter break.”Yeah, he is going to travel with us,” Solskjaer told the club’s website.”He will just see his fitness work this week and I tion Jordan, along with Georgia LB Alec Ogletree and Tennessee Tech WR Da’Rick Rogers – a pair of playmaking prospects that are trying to convince NFL clubs that they’re on the straight and narrow after off the field troubles. Ogletree and Rogers are evaluated by some as first-round prospects, but past drug suspensions have NFL clubs taking extra time to diligently investigate their character backgrounds.

Barkley, who only put his passing arm on display for the first time at USC’s pro day March 27th, also on April 1st.

Buffalo also interviewed Barkley at the NFL Combine in late February, but are taking the time to meet with him again on their turf.

“I think you look at the experience I have playing this position. If you want to count high school, I played eight years straight of football, starting games,” Barkley said. “You don’t see that too often. And I think what I’ve had to endure at USC has been unique. It’s not a traditional quarterback experience in college with all the ups and downs, with coaches leaving, with the NCAA sanctions, what we had to deal with, keeping that team together. I think I possess leadership that’s pretty unique.”

The frequent knock on Barkley’s game by the so called draft experts is he lack an elite arm for the NFL. Barkley simply points to his resume.

“I would disagree,” said Barkley. “Look at the tape. Watch the tape. I’m not going to go through certain throws, but you can watch the tape where I’ve made throws in tight windows. I can make every NFL throw that you need.”  

Bills head coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett saw first-hand how effective Barkley can be as he threw a career-best six touchdown passes against Syracuse last September.

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper sees Barkley as a late first, early second-round prospect.

“He’s a pure passer, an accurate passer,” said ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper. “This is a kid that’s a first one in last one out type of guy. He’s definitely dedicated. He’s definitely a respected team leader. I’d say if a team trades into the late first that’s the way he could come off the board by a trade back into the late first, but more than likely second round.”

One of the PAC-12’s best defensive players, who was often in pursuit of Barkley was also a Bills visitor Wednesday in Oregon DE Dion Jordan.

Jordan is proud of his versatile skill set, but also knows where he excels.

“Pass rush,” said Jordan flatly. “I feel like me lining up all over the field on defense just shows my athleticism. It shows that I understand the game and I did a lot for the university. The whole thing is getting after the quarterback so pass rush is number one.”

Part of the reason the Bills are likely hosting Jordan for a visit is to get an update the torn labrum in Jordan’s shoulder that underwent surgery the first week in March.

“I hurt myself in the middle of our season, the Colorado game and that was an unfortunate event,” he said. “I went in there and tackled the wrong way. You shouldn’t arm tackle and I got the worst of it. But I dealt with it. I only missed one game last season and I dealt with it and I feel like it shows my toughness. I finished the season and I stayed through with my team and made sure as a leader and a senior of our team that I’m willing to win and do what it takes to compete.”

Jordan also still went through his NFL Combine workout with the torn labrum prior to his surgery skipping only the bench press. He ran an impressive 4.6 40-time, broad jumped 10’2″ and a three cone drill time of 7.02 seconds.

His recovery timetable is three to four months post-surgery, which would put him in position to practice fully at training camp for whatever NFL club drafts him.

Rogers (6’3″ 217) has been described as a Julio Jones clone in terms of his physical build. The powerful wideout can outmuscle defenders and is very good at getting off press coverage.

Rogers finished his college career at Tennessee Tech where he logged 61 catches for 893 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.

“It is simple,” said Rogers when asked why he failed to stay out of trouble off the field. “Immaturity. I had to take full responsibility, look in the mirror at who I was and what I was doing wrong. When I went to Tennessee Tech and it humbled me a lot.

“I play with an edge, and I had to learn how to control that edge off the field also. I had to learn how to fix my flaws, and life got easier. You have to accept what you did and put it behind you and move forward. I am still working on that, and trying to become the kind of person you want to have on your team.”

While at the NFL Combine, Rogers said he was drug tested 10 times in the year he spent at Tennessee Tech and all of them came back clean.

Rogers knows teams want to see if he has changed and matured, but his troubles have never changed his belief that he’s one of the best receiving talents in the draft class.

With a resume of proven production in the SEC and an NFL Combine performance that saw him broad jump 11 feet, vertical leap Rus to Academy scholarships.Bellis, a versatile striker who can also play in wide positions, has completed a move away from boyhood club Manchester City, while attacking midfielder Rus has arrived from Yeovil Town.Both will continue their developmen39 ½ inches and run a 4.5 40-time, NFL talent evaluators might be thinking the same thing.

“I am right near the top,” he said. “I feel I can compete without anybody in the nation.”

Ogletree is in a similar boat. Blessed with tremendous athletic talent, Ogletree served a four-game team-imposed drug suspension in 2012, and it was followed by a DUI arrest this past January.

“I feel bad about it,” said Ogletree of his most recent transgression. “I’m really sorry about it, but I just have to move forward and take whatever I get.”

A converted safety, Ogletree has only played linebacker for the past two years, but has excelled in the middle of the Georgia defense this past year registering 111 tackles, three sacks, an interception and six pass breakups.

“It was a great transition for me at Georgia. We were in a 3-4 and while playing my freshmen year as a safety, I was basically able to learn the defense,” he said. “With the move in the spring to linebacker basically helped me stay on top of things. The safety works closely with the linebackers.”

When asked how he hopes to convince NFL clubs that he’s worth their investment despite some poor decisions in the past, Ogletree feels his actions have to speak louder than words.

“I have to be accountable and be responsible,” he said. “Be a grown man and be accountable for my actions and just letting them get to know me and see who I really am and not what they just hear about me.”

Although Ogletree played mainly inside linebacker for the Bulldogs many draft prognosticatory for the sake of it.Moyes was asked about the final week of January market after being dumped out of the FA Cup by West Brom.He said, “It’s important, but it’s only important if you get the right ones. You can bring people in who can give you a nas believe his athleticism would allow him to transition to outside linebacker as well.

I’m very comfortable with my skills. I think I’m very versatile. I can cover and come up against the run and hit. I can come off the edge or play in the middle. It doesn’t really matter.”

Ogletree is forecast as a late first or early second-round pick.

Premier League ‘sells China TV rights for around £564 million’


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It has invested billions of dollars to develop grassroots soccer academies, brought high-profile players and managers into China from overseas, and is buying into global assets. Manchester City, , , and have received investment from China over the last year.

The Premier League has just started a new TV rights cycle, , with more than English pay-tv networks.  to show 126 live English Premier League matches a seaserpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes his side is desperate to win more trophies.The Reds claimed the Champions League trophy last season, defeating Tottenham in the final.But instead of resting on their laurels, Klopp believes that everyone in his squadon on target for his country in a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier.Italy faced off against Finland in a meeting of the top two teams in Group J.However, the Italians came away with a tight 2-1 win away from home.They took the lead through Ciro Immobile, beffrom 2016 to 2019.

NBC last year paid around $1 billion for a six-year deal to broadcast the league in the United States until the end of the 2021-22 season, near double the cost of their previous three-year deal.

Beijing-based Super Sports Media are the current rights holders in China with local media reports suggesting they paid more than one billion yuan ($145.13 million) for a six-year deal until the end of the 2018-19 season.

The PPTV deal would clearly be a major step up from that with the company looking to offset the cost by tapping into the growing market for pay-per-view online streaming and subscription services in China.

A 2014 survey by Repucom estimated there were 170 million fans of the English Premier League in China, while Chinese state media last year reported that some 350 million had tuned into matches beamed live from Britain.

Suning have been enthusiastic supporters of Mr Xi’s ambitious plans for China to become a dominant force in the global sports market.

The acquisition of for more than $300m in June was the first major step in its plan to create a global sports empire stretching from soccer clubs to online broadcasting.

Inter’s rival, next month when Sino-Europe Sports completes its takeover from three-time former premier and billionaire businessman Silvio BerlusconSouthgate has assured Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain he’s in his plans.Oxlade-Chamberlain has been overlooked for England’s Nations League squad.But Southgate said, “I think when you are recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament ii.

China is also looking to host the World Cup for the first time after Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group signed up as a FIFA sponsor until 2030.

Senior Bowl: Tweener Acho hoping to find a fit


If you had Texas defensive end Sam Acho in for a job interview you’d hire him in a second. The well put together and articulate Longhorn has been an Academic All-American multiple times and in 2010 won the William V. Campbell trophy, known as the academic Heisman. Acho has production on the field to match, but projecting a home for him in terms of position has some NFL talent evaluators debating where he fits best.

Measuring 6’3 ¼” and 257 pounds this week in Mobile, Acho could conceivably stay aresident candidate Victor Font has declared the board lacks leadership.Font is in the process of securing his formal candidacy.And he told AS: “I have the impression, because I am not inside, that there is a lack of institutional leadership in the tht defensive end for a team employing a 4-3 defensive front. Somter United defender Marcos Rojo’s move to Everton.Rojo’s deadline day loan deal to join Everton collapsed because Joel and Avram Glazer blocked the deal at the last moment, says The Times.The executive co-chairmen of Manchester United reportedly ‘vete wonder if he’s better served as an outside linebacker in a 3-4. If you ask Acho there’s little doubt in his mind that he could make either position work at the next level.

“I am prepared to switch to a stand up linebacker position,” said Acho, who played defensive end at Texas. “There are a lot of 4-3 and 3-4 teams in the league so depending on which team picks me I may have to make that transition and I played that position my first two years at Texas, so I’m comfortable with it.”

Bills head coach Chan Gailey has been a bit hindered by the playing rules of the Senior Bowl as teams have to employ a 4-3 defensive front. It’s limited Gailey’s staff from seeing how capable Acho is in handling the transition to outside linebacker in the practice setting.

“I’ve not had him there enough to say he can or he can’t,” said Gailey. “He’s an interesting projection. Whether he can keep his hand on the ground and be physical enough to play every snap with his hand on the ground at this level I don’t know. He may need to stand up and play that outside backer position in the 3-4.”

What could help to convince NFL scouts that he can handle either role is his production the past two seasons. Stepping into the role vacated by Brian Orakpo at Texas, Acho doesn’t have quite the explosion or off the charts physical ability that Orakpo did. His ability to make plays was pretty comparable, which is why most projections have him as a late second or early third-round selection.

Acho had 59 tackles as a senior defensive end, 17 of which were for loss, nine sacks, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries which led the nation. Not much was different his junior year when he had 63 tackles, 14 for loss, 10 sacks and four fumble recoveries.

Impact plays and takeaways seem to come naturally to the Dallas native.

“I would attribute that to effort,” Acho said of his numerous fumble recoveries. “Relentless effort to the ball is what we’re taught at Texas. I think I’ve had five fumble recoveries this year and and four last year. Relentless effort is what my team coached and that’s how I play. I have a motor that never stops.”

Not surprisingly, Acho had a fumble recovery in Monday’s Senior Bowl practice.

Though Gailey is not sure at this point whether Acho would be a fit for the Bills there’s no denying his ability to get to the quarterback with 19 sacks and 32 pressures the past two seasons.

“He can rush the passer. He can come off the edge,” said Gailey. “He seems to be a smart player. I haven’t been in the meetings with him as much as some of the other guys, but he seems to be a smart player. It’ll be interesting to see how he’ll continue to perform and play in the game on Saturday.”

Acho admits he loves racking up sacks or forced fumbles on the quarterback and had his skills on display in one-on-one pass rush drills. Whether he’ll be doing it out of a two or three-point stance at the NFL level looks to be the only remaining question.

And though his intangibles help to solidify his stock, Acho is hoping his play this week at the Senior Bowl is what convinces the NFL decision makers.

“I’m proud to be here at the Senior Bowl,” he said. “I’ve won a lot of awards on the field and off the field, but this is what it’s all about. It’s to play against the top talent nationwide and showcase your skills and talents to every NFL team, coach, scout and general manager out there. So I’m really honored to be here and represent my team and-old had originally been ruled out for three months with a shoulder injury, but has now returned to preseason training.”I can’t really remember what happened,” he said.”I was just unlucky, I think. When it popped out it was really painful. I had a lo the University of Texas.”

Alvaro Morata scout report: how did Spain’s striker do against Czech Republic?


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Playing as a lone striker ahead of a five man, interchanging, inter-passing midfield, the Juventus man spent much of the first half peeling away to the left in the doleful search of a pass.

What role did he play?

In a Spanish side that has long mistrusted centre forwards to do the attackingn the dressing room during and after their 2-2 draw with Norwich City.The Gunners played their first game since the sacking of manager Uani Emery.It was another draw, with the Gunners dropping two more points in the race for the top four.Leno mention work, he was not even allowed to take the kick off. That duty was undertaken by Cesc Fabregas who, under the new rule trialled at the Euros, passed it straight back to the midfield, where the ball always belongs when Spain are playing.

Who did he link well with?

The only player apparently trying to find him with passes was the incomparable Andres Iniesta, who twice slid through slide-rule balls to find him in behind the Czech defence.

One time heilder believes they can resist any big-money offers for their players.“I’d think that 75 per cent of clubs in this division, and possibly more, in financial terms, could offer better deals,” said Wilder.“But I’d like to think the players would lo checked and passed inside, the other he was tackled. When Jordi Alba made a surging run and fired across an invitation of a cross which went entirely untouched in its passage, the full back berated Morata for not making any attempt to run in and try to connect.

s pleased with the progress he’s made on-loan at Swindon Town.The 21-year-old attacker has emerged as a key figure in the Robins’ rise to second place in League Two, prior to the recent shutdown in response to the spread of coronavirus.City have a fu

On 63 minutes he was substituted by the veteran Aritz Aduriz, a like-for-like swap which did nothing to address Spain’s lack of forward ambition.

Which Premier League club would he suit?

It is hard to know from this performance quite what any of his suitor clubs might gain from his purchase; if he came to England, he would be looking for a lot more support than he received here.

College football recruiting: Frank Gore Jr., son of NFL veteran star, commits to FAU


Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore is entering his 15th year in the NFL, and playing with his son is indeed a possibility for the ageless former Miami Hurricanes star. Frank Gore Jr., a 5-foot-8, 170-pound running back out of Killian High School in Miami, committed to play college football at on .

The three-star prospect in the class of 2020 chose the Owls over Chattanooga, Southern Miss, Kentucky and others. Here are some of his highlights from his junior season in 2018.

The younger Gore will have big shoes to fill. Prior to his father’s prolific career, he had a phenomenal three seasons with the ‘Canes. Gore Sr. rushed for 1,9t message to Arsenal fans after Thursday’s deadline day move.Iwobi had been with the Gunners for 17 years, having joined the club at the tender age of six and progressing through the club’s academy.Posting on his Twitter account, Iwobi wrote: “I Grew75 yards and 17 touchdowns while adding 225 receiving yards from 2001-04. He sat out the 2002 season with a torn ACL. The elder Gore was a part of the 2001 national championship team — widely considered to be one of the greatest teams of all time. He wased Christian Pulisic he’s in his plans.The Sun says he has been impressed with the former Borussia Dortmund winger’s natural ability – but frustrated with his matchday performances.Insiders revealed how Lampard and his staff have seen plentyr replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager in 2013.Moyes lasted less than a season in the United before being sacked.”It certainly had to be difficult to replace a figure like Sir Alex Ferguson, the most successful manager in football of poten the leading rusher for the Hurricanes in 2004 with 945 yards and eight touchdowns. 

Needless to say, Gore Jr. has some lofty expectations to live up to with the Owls. If he develops into a star under coach Lane Kiffin, he might get to play with his dad in the NFL one day. After all, there always seems to be a place for Gore Sr. to sign every offseason.