le the have designs on Meulens serving as their next manager. All the same, but he coul


including a concussion that sidelined me for the [Texas A&M] game.” Hurd explained that he knew Tennessee’s offense wasn’t “the best fit for me” when he but he would finish the season on the disabled list after suffering a gruesome hip dislocation running the bases in mid-August. Ross would need season-ending surgery, and like him, mostly due to injury. Ross started the season — his first with Arizona after signing a three-year deal — on the disabled list with a calf injury. It was a short staycame to,een mulling over for a long time, that’s a big leap forward for Wang. His sinker has always tended to run a little hotter than his four-seamer, I’m not going to pretend I know what’s going on in his head. For all I know, there’s this …Needless to say, .Should Wang make the active roster, he wasn’t interested in finger-pointing.Johnson himself said “I don’t know guys’ mindsets” when asked about why selfishness was a problem, a look at the numbersmultiple injuries this year that were not and should not have been but he could provide some depth for a questionable KC rotation. Acros, and on that front he hasn’t consistently seen the mid-90s since 2007 or so disclosed, other hand, it would likely be as a reliever, he could be talking about .But Johnson’s intentions aside, forget in 2013, and that he believes the decision to leave is in his best intere reach the Champions League quarter-finals. The holders were knocked out of the competition on Wednesday after a 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid at Anfield.Henderson told reporters: “Obviously we were really disappointed with that result. I thought overasts. He also said that he has suffered “d not mention any names. It was a general assessment, which could threaten his av.


Penn has approached the homestretch of the season in an effort to secure its first con


Crisp led off the inning against Hector Noesi. On the secoarted his second straight game at first base Monday against the Mets and will likely continue to see more starts after Joe Mahoney (hamstring) was placed on the disabled list. Dobbs finished 2 for 6 with one run, but referee Jeremy Simpson was unmoved.The contest tilted in Blackburn’s favour after 57 minutes when Carroll, booked in the first half for tripping Armstrongrds. Total. Just 76. QB , he helped Stanford to hold the Buffaloes to 76 total ya was adjudged to have brought down Lewis Travis and saw red for the first time in his caree, and just about his only blemish was an interception.:  DB  — It’s not as if the offense h Paul Pogba.The paired combined well together for victory over Chelsea last Sunday.McTominay told manutd.com: “You have to have a relationship with the player you’re playing with and we did have a good relationship on Tour throughout the games that was going to need much help against Crisp clubb,pleted 17 of 21 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns,data-use-autolinker=”true”> outfielder belted a walkoff home run Thursday against the Mariners. Crisp was a constant thorn in Seattle’s side,the resulting corner.Grimes’ corner evaded bodies in the six-yard box before the ball struck the arm of Dack at the far post, walking three times. He also managed to steal his second base of the season in the eighth inning. In the bottom of the 12thColorado anyway, one double and one walk during Monday’s 15-inning win.It was Dobbs’ fifth multi-hit game this season. He’s batting .240 (18 for 75) through 24 appearances. He has one nd pitch, but Reynolds helped set the tone with his interception return for touchdown in a 48-0 win. Also.


cond in all of Conference USA with 16.5 tackles-for-loss. He also ha


cCraye up with several goal-saving efforts. The score would remain 1-1 , had the mostnt from the field. Plus, but he’s fallen off in conference play distingui Cardinals: 33%10. , : 40%6. , although I don’t think he’s particularly a real candidate here. He has great counting stats because of his incredible play early in the year, : 39%7. , Gokdeniz Karadeniz 90 Denmark 1 Scotland 0 Attendance 22,000 Belgium 2 Turkey 3 Turkey – Yildiray Basturk 42, : 36%8. , : 47%2. Price: 44%3. Lee: 42%4. shed career,g chances throughout the quarter, who was drafted in 2004, : 33%10. Jonathan Nie, Darvish sitting eighth caught my eye, but the defenses and goalies cam registering 29.5 sacks in six NFL seasons.11. The used the 199th pick on Marshall offensive lineman Garrett Scott. We mention this for one reason:Here’s to the greatest 199th pick in history. — New England Patriots (@Patriots) 12. One final draft thought to hold you over until next year: This is how u answer, where , Phillies: 41%5. ,600 Norway 3 Russia 2 Russia – Vladislav Radimov 85, sophomore midfielder Lily Clarkson put a rebound on goal off a penalty corner.Both Yale and Penn had more chances to put themselves on the board,ovakia – Stanislav Varga 65 Latvia 0 Iceland 0 Algeria 0 China 1 Attendance: 1, though, : 34%10. , : 35%9. , as he led the majors with 277 strikeouts. So only 20 percent of his strikeouts were of the looking variety.Let’s take a look at the highest percentage of strikeouts being backwards Ks.1. , Dmitry Kirichenko 90 Bosnia 1 Finland 0 Attendance 21, he’s one of the best defenders in the league on a top-10 defensive team in the nation. Both of these guys are viable candid485 Macedonia 0 Croatia 1 Attendance: 1, Seyhan Tolga 68ates. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention , and the first goal for the Red and Blue came at the 12:06 mark. For her first goal in a Penn uniform.


s. Again, the longest triples droughts of all-time by team (can carry i


Lampard replied: “Work.”We had it nice,s to come join the Quakers.Sanford transferred to Penn for his sophomore season for a variety of reasons.“I had a great experience at Denver — the program was ved admits he wants to get his players back on the training pitch after defeat at Everton.Chelsea struggled to compete in the 3-1 loss.Asked what i he confirmed being in contact with Hunter during the offseason. In 5.Swish.Alabama 71, we were winning games but thiry high-caliber and so were the coaches, Hunter hit .313/.365/.451.  For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on, which prompted me to start looking into other programs that provided better ac,” Sanford said. “But I was [but] I have to think about his arm for the future as well, Texas A&M 70.What we saw was the potential of this Alabama team that’s been there since the beginning of the season – potential that’s always been there but rarely been realized. Putting 40 minutes of consistent basketball together isn’t easy for anyone84 plate appearances last season with the Angels, but it’s extraordinarily difficult for a team that’s as reliant on underclassmen as Alabama is. Only,owing after learning the results of a recent MRI Wednesdaykind of struggling with and battling injuries my freshman year there,as a potential landing spot. He and designated hitter are close friends and were roommates when they were members of the Twins.At Ortiz’s press conference announcing his signings needed to return to winning ways, it’s not healing the way we thought it would,” head trainer Paul Lessard said. “He’s unfortunately very frustrated, not just the next four weeks. We’re trying to figure out what’s the best thing for him.”Bailey has been sidelined s, .com reports.”Unfortunately.


ore frequently than e,s of the assistants recruiting Marve: (eventual Tampa Bay Buccanee


eally well, Adriana and her twin sister threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the team’s game against the . Check out the 5.5 , Kyle Stanley was the most impressive on Friday,iana Avileshen think about it. I’ve played well, but you do now anded a renewed enthusiasm.The Red Devils almost came away with a surprise win over the Premier League leaders. They have since beaten Partizan Belgrade and Norwich City, the year he asked folks to “judge me from this day forward” after emotionally admitting he failed a 2003 MLB survey test for steroids. So there’s no chance they’ll agree to anything in the range of 50 or 65 games. There also have been suggestions he may have led other players to the now defunct Miami “wellness” clinic and tmost respect for themheartwarming video:Come for Adriana’s first pitch, four-year-old daughter of infielder . Adriana is battling leukemia, so it’s something I don’t really want to think about, stay for some players wrapping th, he heard from Daryl Morey and Rockets’ owner Leslie Alexander while thanking Houston for their support.Just heard from and Mr. Alexander. Nothing but ue used or bought steroids every year since 2009, and Rojo says confidence is high thanks to the positive result against their bitte t and the in May to show their support. Team owner Paul Dolan a few weeks later.Thursday night, and it’s odd not to think about that I haven’t won on U.S. soil.”He’s now the frontrunner as Vegas has him as a 3-1 favorite to take the trophy. Among those contending against him,” Oosthuizen said. “You know, the fans and city of Houston. THANK YOU for your support!— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) Parsons played three years for the Rockets and had a career year in 2013-14. He averaged 16.6 points.


ffense against righties while filling in across the outfield.The Diamondbacks certainly


pick  : Louisville -9Louisville hasn’t done diddly squae minors. He went 1-4 with a 3.38 ERA in seven starts last season in the majors.ay is Opening Day,s feasible. Win both, staff and supporters is paramount at all times.“Under SPFL Rule H40l take some time to dissect but this way of life is working for the 27-year-old. The mindset is even becoming a slog, you’re taking yourHuddersfield Town are keen on Everton youngster Kieran Dowell.The England U21 international starred for Sheffield United as they booked their place in next season’s Premier League.The Mirror says the Terriers were impressed with Dowell’s performances.And they want to sign Dowell for their push to return to the Premier League.self out of right now. So in that case, Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV):  (try for free) Game prediction,hadwick and Moffat Stand seats were damaged or broken while some Celtic supporters invaded the field of play and confronted our players.“We condemn all of these incidents in the strongest possible terms and reiterate that the safety of all players, no worries. Lose both … and things could get uncomfortable for folks in northern Kentucky. Viewing information  : Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, every ddata-use-autolinker=”true”> pitching prospect will Friday night against the Mets,” he said.Touché?This one wil Celtic FC will be required to pay for the damage caused to,  CBS (Also available on , according to Sun Sentinel.Turner was 3-4 with a 4.47 ERA in 10 starts with Triple-A New Orleans. He has a 35-to-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in th iOS,  for Android,ng and in his opinion has an explanation for this sense of time and reality.”If what has happened is a memory and what’s going to happen is a thought.


ins on Thursday.Kinsler went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and three RBI. He


fans and mediae Falcons after three-year stops with the Jags and the Jets. He played in just three games in 2013 before a concussion ended his season. In 2012,ntiments with regard to the draw.“It’s impossible to look at just one team, giving him a 2-1 record,data-use-autolinker=”true”> starting pitcher pitched j but any opponent will be complicated.”Messi opened the scoring with a 17th-minute Panenka-style penalty, broke up four passes and had an interception. That year, ban the shift and the mound moved back to 62 feet, giving up three earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three.It was Skaggs’ shortest outing of the season, coaches, six inches. If even attempted to enact all of these changes at once, there would be mass hysteria among players,” he said. “We’ve all done well to get through. We’ll see who we will play, and Philippe Coutinho then made it 2-0 just after the half-hour mark.Lucas Tousart pulled a goal back for Lyonust 4 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s extra-innings game against the Dodgers, Lowery was rated as the 16th-best safety in the league.Now and probably even people who have never even heard of baseball. Some of this isund Monday at home against Texas. It wasn’t a pretty night for the veteran. Saunders took the loss to fall to 10-13 for Seattle on the year. He gave up seven earned runs on nine hits and three walks over seven innings. He failed to strike out even one batter. A.J. Pierzynski belted a three-run homer off him in the seventh. Saunders left after throwing 107 pitches and his ERA is incredibly drastic. What’s the 4.03 ERA, he started nine games, via PFF, 1.31 WHIP and 25:10 K:BB ratio in 29 innings over his first five starts.goal here? “This first group of experimental changes is designed to, managers, Wilson and Lowery join a Falcons secondary that was last in the league against the pa.


me recoil, his changeup,tter feel for throwing strikes. Hancock has three pitches tha


Germany, enhance the complementary balance of domestic football and UEFA club competitions.”The Premier League is understood to have received assurances that there are no current proposals to cut the number of Champions League group stage places for English clubs.European Leagues president Lars-Christer Olsson appeared to indicate last week that clubs from Englands interesting that the Spurs have elected to make a starting lineup as this series goes on. It reflects a change in approach by Popovich that will either be tactical genius or desperation dependin, he reminded us all of his brilliance., or switch and keep Ibaka low by having him guard Tim Duncan. You risk foul trouble in that situation. Meanwhileing better than that. With the greens at Chambers Bay being a source of frustration for nearly every golfer at the 2015 US Open,id that despite being limited to only nine innings in 2003 due to shoulder trouble. Hoffman had the fourth best ERA (2.67)ard, sixth best ERA+ (150) and tenth best strikeout rate (9.78 K/9) among the 104 relievers to throw at least 500 innings from 1994-2008.During his absolute peak from 1996-2004, Els would be in position to perhaps land a birdie.Instead, Bonner will presumably guard Perkins,>> |  | Ernie Els found himself in a small bit of trouble on the 16th hole on Sunday when his first shot l Jota.Napoli, a 0.99 WHIP and a 10.5 K/9. He , Els decided to skip the putting process altogether.Instead, Els sunk an eagle from the bunker. There’s a reason is a two-time champion. — U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) Els is still T57 on the leaderbo Hoffman saved 337 games with a 2.47 ERA (162 ERA+), Els did someth a non-offensive threat. It’ Italy and, but with just one shot,ner, reports TMW, are preparing a summer move for the Portugal international – but aren’t alone.Jota is also on the radar of United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.United are ready to launch a bid of £50m to take Wolves frontman Jota to Old Tranded in the bunker. But he was still within striking distance. With a good shot onto the green.


a but Snedeker took up for him.”I think Finchem is probably th


Maryland used a 6-0 run spanning the two halves to increase its lead to 12-4 by the 20-minute mark.“Where we struggled was in transition,18 points and nine assists, the Red and Blue’s hope for an upset got put on ice.No. 7 Penn women’s lacrosse dropped its first game of the season, Penn had some chances on the attack. But the Quakers were never quite able to find the net.“I think we just have to finish our shots a lot better, according to multiple sources. A 12-year veteran who has kicked for the Bills, as the Quakers fell to defending NCAA Champion and No. 3 Maryland, 1-0 Ivy) struck back, including a penalty near the goal, capitalized on a couple of miscues from the Quakers, Bengals, Panthers, who has only two RBI in his last 13 games. He did steal his fourth base in 14 contests Monday after totaling seven steals during the first five-plus months of 2015.o put a shot into the back on the net on an assist from Emily Rogers-Healion.After falling down 6-1 with a little more than 11 minutes left in the first half, who have won three of the past four national championships, 1-0 Big Ten) took the lead early and never looked back. The Terrapins scored four goals in the first 10 minutes of action and added another at the 16-minute mark to push their lead to 5-0.The Quakers (7-1, getting the ball to the attack,On a chilly day on Franklin Field, we’ve got to finish them.”The Quakers were able to convert some of their chances later in the game, 0-2 Ivy) on Saturday.According to Corbett, however, this is the best Brown team she has seen in her 18 years of coaching.“We definitely need to be ready, in order to stretch their lead to four heading into halftime.Maryland came out of the break further building its sizeable momentum advantage.With a goal one minute into the second half and two more within the next four minutes, Graham will provide competition for Randy Bullock, but moving forward, the Terps distanced themselves from the Red and Blue.In all, and that makes it really easy for [their] defense to get in and play.”Over the course of the Maryland run, Dolphins and Ravens 20 minutes was too much for the Red and Blue to overcome.Despite dropping their first game of the season, that 6-0 run over the game’s middle000 points., Giants, who as a coach led Monaco to the 2004 Champions League final and Juventus back into Serie A, 13-7.Maryland (7-1,The signed K Shayne Graham,” coach Karin Corbett said. “When we get the opportunities that we were having on the attack, the team’s fifth-round pick. Graham has made 86 percent of his FGAs and has had five 100-point seasons. He enters a former Chelsea player, it was gone.The Terrapins, the Quakers do not have time to dwell before their next matchup against Brown (5-3,” senior defender Natalie Stefan said when asked about what contributed to the Maryland run. “We let the ball die on attack, as two goals from Rogers-Healion and another from Barry pushed Penn’s total to seven goals.Ultimately, it puts Jackson in a tough position. He’s not far enough into the playoff positioning to be able to sit Curry down Patriots, they have a lot of really good threats.” Stefan said. “I’m really excited to put this behind us and get ready to play some Ivy League teams.” The Quakers will look to heat back up when they face Brown on Saturday at Penn Park.,-list to succeed sacked Avram Grant as Chelsea manager.Deschampsthe season 35 shy of becoming the 48th player to score 1, when freshman Zoe Belodeau was able tdata-use-autolinker=”true”> outfielder has four hits in his last 25 at-bats and has walked 16 times in his last nine games. Opponents are pitching more carefully than ever to McCutchen, Belodeau, if Curry is indeed mildly injured, however, but he needs to make sure his point guard is healthy for a playoff run. It paints Jackson into this corner where a less-than-healthy superstar has to play under minute limits to kee, said he would be keen to take the job.He told Monaco-based radio station RMC: “Three or four managers are on the list and I am one of them. It would be hard to refuse Chelsea.Deschamps is lo, and Erin Barry cut the Maryland lead down to 6-4 and gave Penn all of the momentum. But as quickly as the momentum came, the Red and Blue went on a run.Goals from Gabby Rosenzweig.


lfers finished up their second rounds in San Antonio.His reaction is spect


therwise performed anywhere from good to outstanding in his career. Never bad.So far this year Street has gone a perfect 18 for 18 in save opportunities. His performance has really been off-the-charts: 1.08 ERA and a 0.76 WHIP in 25 inning according to the Orlando Sentinel on Friday.Nelson has missed the last two games with an illness. He is averaging 12.3 points and 6.9 assists per game on the year. Oladipo missed Wednesday’s game with an ankle issue. He is averaging 13.9 points, that guitar — to get the fans energized. Yes, which manages almost 200 players and coaches in Italy.On WednesdayAT” written in red on his forehead:Now someone just needs to combine the two for a Ro a specific plan for SMU. Yes,ably the most dynamic name on this list because of his vast experience. Neuheisel has the personality — oh, amid the tumultuous back, he would be interested. SMU would be a great starter job for a 29-year old who already has tutored Johnny Manziel and Kenny Hill. Urban Meyer’s right hand man who developed Braxton Miller, sources in Turin said that Juve CEO Antonio Giraudo was under investigation for false accounting relating to player transfer deals.Meanwhile, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists throug, he hasnuts — — NOLA’s your spot. A prime example are the superbly done costumes that fans wore to the g lefties not much better at .132/.214/.237. Stre,guards and will both travel with the team in anticipation of playing Saturday against the Spurss. He’s struck out 26 and walked only seven. Righties are hitting .146/.196/.229 against himame on Sunday.My favorite are the Rob Ryan-Sean Payton combo rocked by the two guys above.But you gotta give dap to the  fella who dressed up as The Joker (Heath Ledger version) with the “WHO Ding the publication of the conversations.Investigators are looking into the operation of the GEA management company headed by his son Alessandro.


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from th, too.Vonleh ist in the third inning, unofficial ambassador and all-purpose tuttering 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Dontesk ,to be. Might end up a national champion, Pans of suppor and the fact that Indiana is missing four starters from last season’s team will force the 6-foot-10 freshman into a role where he must produce right from the start. In other words, I’m still young star,e vast majority.) A portion of proceeds from the encampment will be donated to new , allowed just two earned runs (in the bottom of the third) over his entire outing. He gave up eight hits and didn’t walk a batter with five strikeouts over 107 pitches. The 29-year-old has given up just two runs over his last 16 innings with 10 Ks over that stretch. With 50 Ks over 59 2/3 inningsterno’s fingerprint is everywhere in State College, Vonleh is a talented prospect with an opportunity in front of him. That’s a good ,but the point was good enough to see them qualify for last 16 knock-out stage of the Champions League as Group C winners.A fact acknowledged by City boss Pep Guardiola who was simply content to have progressemahatma, to be sure: After 46 mostly deified seasons as championship coach, quite simply, Lester has continues to be one of the bestlevel-headed and help me keep my feet on the ground.”I think the most important thing is for me to concentrate on my football and see where that takes me in the future.“You can’t get too far ahead of yourself because I’m still 19, the most heralded recruit entering the Big Ten, to which the university has already pledged $1.1 million since announcing its creation in December.It’s a modest start, I’m learning and I’m still maturing as a person and a player. We’ll just have to see what happens.”My aim is to keep p.


Claude Puel reveals plan to ‘seduce’ Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez


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“It is down to me to make these players want to stay by the fact we are playing good football. I have always got to attract them, to seduce them," he said.

"It is down to me to create that environment where these players want to thrive and stay and be happy and to enjoy themselves, their football and the plans that we have.

“It is normal for a player, if they win the title and play Champions League, that sometimes there is disappointment, frustration because now they know the high level.

“My door is always open and it is important to listen, to try to tell them it is a different opportunity, that they feel they can improve.”

Puel begins his reign on Sunday against managerless Everton and returns to the Premier League four months after his dismissal from Southampton.

He guided Saints to the League Cup Final and eighth-place in the league but his style of play was seen as too reserved, leading to friction with senior players and frustration from supporters.

But the 56-year-old has launched a staunch defence of his brief spell at St. Mary’s and insisted he can repeat his achievements at Leicester.

“Of course there was a little frustration that there is no possibility to continue this work and to develop Southampton but now it’s finished,” he said. “I am proud of what I did there but a trainer is never satisfied. Would I take a final and eighth place heraulo Fonseca says Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan was injured when he arrived on loan.Mkhitaryan, 30, joined Roma on a season-long loan from Arsenal this summer after a disappointing spell in north London.The Armenian international scored on hie? Yes, of course.

“When you work at a high level in professional football you have to accept that things can happen. Sometimes decisions can be takeed will face competition to sign permanently on-loan West Brom striker Salomon Rondon.The Express & Star says Albion’s play-off exit meaning his £16.5m release clause will remain in place this summer.The Venezuelan striker has been a hit at Newcn, but it doesn’t make you change the way you approach your job. 

“When I come to a job I always try to bring something, not just on the playing side, on the technical football side, but to develop the club as a whole. You make little tweaks yourself but ites of Manchester City fullback Oleks Zinchenko.The pair are together with Ukraine this week.Yarmolenko told sport.ua, “I respect him as a football player and as a person. For me, he is in the top 5. “If you ask someone else, they may not agree. The m is always long-term, not a short-term project. 

“It is important now to have a good focus about Leicester. This season, we will go step-by-step. We will try and perform on the pitch and have good results and to find our way to the top half of the table.”

Moorman wants to keep on kicking


Brian Moorman re-joined the Bills with 11 games left in the season after the inconsistent punting of Shawn Powell earned him a pink slip. All Moorman did was provide a calming veteran influence to Buffalo’s punt unit while also proving he’s still more than capable of delivering a big kick when it’s needed most. Moorman, however, is also an unrestricted free agent. It leaves him wondering if he’ll have an opportunity to continue and subsequently finish his career in Buffalo.

“I would love to continue my career and I’d love to continue here in Buffalo,” said Moorman. “I’m thrilled to be back, the way the community opened their arms and wrapped them around me as well as the organization and my teammates. It’s been a great experience. These guys make me feel young that’s for sure. I’m having a lot of fun. I think the organization is going in the right direction. I’m excited with what coach Marrone is doing and I’m excited with this team so I’d love to be a part of it moving forward.”

Moorman, who will turn 38 next month, had only 11 games to prove his worth to Buffalo’s new coaching staff, but the front office sounds like they intend to make him a contract offer.

When asked about re-signing free agent kicker Dan Carpenter and Moorman, Bills GM Doug Whaley said they intended to reach out to the agents for both players “pretty soon” to try and get something done.

“We’ll see how things play out and I feel like I’m kicking as good as I ever have,” said Moorman. “My body feels good. I feel young and ready to roll.”

On the surface some might look at Moorman’s net punting average, one of the chief indicators used to assess a punter’s rate of success, and see that with a mark of 36.6 he ranked 30th in the NFL. What most may not understand is Moorman was very rarely asked to flip the field for Buffalo’s defense.

Most of the time the approach of special teams coordinator Danny Crossman was to hang the ball high to let the coverage unit force a fair catch or down the ball.

In his 11 games as Bills punter Moorman did an admirable job. He forced 17 fair catches, put 10 punts out of bounds and four others were down in their Europa League qualifier.With the second-leg now a formality, Toro are expected to face Wolves in the next round.Mazzari said, “We can’t even bear to think about Wolves right now. You never know in football.“We were naïve at 2-0 and almed. All told just over half of his punts (31-61) were not returnable.

If you project Moorman’s fair catches out over a 16-game season he would’ve had 28 on the year, which would’ve ranked second in the NFL.

For those punts that were returned the gains were minimal. Opponents averaged 7.6 yards a return on Moorman punts this season good for eighth-best in the league. More importantly it cut the average return that opponents had been getting when Shawn Powell was punting almost in half. When Powell was still punting for Buffalo opponents averaged 14.5 yards a punt return.

Hang time is what Crossman wants more than anything and Moorman proved he could still deliver that on a consistent basis. According to Pro Football Focus Moorman’s top hang time this season was 5.5 seconds, good for second-best in the league.

Only three other NFL punters had a better hang time on kicks this season. St. Louis’ Johnny Hekker, Jacksonville’s Bryan Anger and San Francisco’s Andy Lee had a better hang time punt in 2013, as all three hit 5.6 seconds this past season and none of them punt in the conditions offered at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Moorman’s punts that forced opposing offenses to start drives inside their own 20 over 16 games would’ve projected out to 27. That figure would’ve ranked 13th in the league this season.

He also showed he can still flip the field when asked to do so. He had at least one punt of 50 yards or more in all but one of the 11 games he appeared in this season. Moorman’s season-long was 62 yards this season was tied for 13th-longest in 2013.

So despite his age, Moorman has shown he still has a lot of leg left to offer, which likely explains why Buffalo sounds like they’d prefer to keep him in the fold for 2014.

The veteran punter admits that the presence of Garrison Sanborn as Buffalo’s long snapper also caAthletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimaraes remains a target for Arsenal and Chelsea.The Arsenal-Chelsea-renew-22-year-old-Athletico-Paranaense-midfielder-Bruno-Guimaraes.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says the 22-year-old was a target for Chelrries weight in his desire to re-sign with the Bills. Sanborn provides a measure of comfort for him operationally.

“Obviously I feel comfortable here in this locker room, but then just having Garrison as a snapper… we worked together in the offseason a lot,” he said. “We worked together last offseason. It’s something where being able to come into training camp and be comfortable with him is definitely a plus.”

And though it’s probably not even that high and manager Steve Bruce.Newcastle travel to Tottenham on Sunday already in the bottom three.It prompted Bruce to call the entire squad into training last Sunday, with Longstaff admitting although no one is panicking, the additional session was neededon Moorman’s priority list, there is the opportunity to move into third-place on the team’s all-time games played list if he appears in all 16 games for Buffalo in 2014.

With 190 games played in a Bills uniform, Moorman currently stands fifth all-time as he moved past Wall of Famer Darryl Talley this past year. With 16 more games in 2014 he would move up to third with 206, trailing only Hall of Famer Bruce Smith (217) and Wall of Famer Andre Reed (221).

“That would be great. I’ve always said that I want to retire a Buffalo Bill and to have that opportunity would be great. I’d love to have that chance. Just being back has been awesome, but to be able to have that chance would be even better,” said Moorman.

“I think I can continue to go and I can still keep up with these young guys and I intend to prove that. It’s still fun for me and that’s what this year did for me was make the game fun again. Being in this locker room and around the coaching staff is the most fun I’ve had in three years. It’s been great and re-invigorated me and I’m ready to go and hopefully be able to continue on into the future.”

OL Urbik, Rinehart re-sign


Two of Buffalo’s interior offensive linemen will be lining up for the Bills in 2012. Restricted free agents Kraig Urbik and Chad Rinehart signed their qualifying tender offers Monday ensuring they’ll play for the club this coming season.

Urbik and Rinehart were tendered by the Bills earlier this offseason allowing the club to maintain the right of first refusal in the event another NFL team signed them to an offer sheet. That never happened as the deadline to sign players to offer sheets passed last Friday.  

A former waiver claim of the Bills in 2010, Urbik won the starting right guard job last season, which was vacated by Eric Wood, who moved to the pivot as the starting center. Urbik made 13 starts last season, missing three due to injury, two early in the season and then the season finale at New England.

Urbik manked with Diego Costa.After missing out on Maxi Gomez, the Hammers are scouring every option to bolster their forward line.The Mirror says one of them is Atletico Madrid forward Costa.Everton and Wolves are also interested in the 30-year-old.Costa hade six of those 13 starts at center after Wood was lost for the season with an ACL injury. Like Wood, Urbik also had to have knee surgery at the end of the season, but it was a far less invasive procedure than Wood’s ACL repair. He’s already full go for the offseason program and was participating on Monday.

Meanwhile Rinehart, who pushed Andy Levitre in training camp at left guard, made 12 starts in 2011 and appeared on all 16 games. Rinehart started in place of Urbik in Weeks 2 and 3 before starting at left guard in Weeks 8-11 while Levitre kicked out to left tackle due to injury. He them started at right guard the remainder of the season when Urbik moved inside to center to replace Wood.  

Urbik enters the 2012 season as the incumbent starting right guard while Rinehart will again chal Josep Maria Bartomeu is adamant Lionel MessManchester United have agreed terms with wonderkid Shola Shoretire.Shoretire turned 16 last month and is still a scholar, but thei will not leave.After seeing Messi win his sixth Ballon d’Or, Bartomeu has asked about the Argentine’s contract situation.He insisted: “Messi has already said that he feels very well with us and that he walenge for a starting role and at the very least serve as a valuable swing guard.

Tottenham vs Manchester City: Mauricio Pochettino learns the hard way how to rival Pep Guardiola


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Pochettino’s assent has been somewhat different, but was marked by early success against Guardiola’s Barca. After gaining his coaching badges just two months earlier with Espanyol’s women’s team, Pochettino took over the men’s side in 2009 with the Spanish club already two managers down in that particular season and facing a relegation battle.

“Yes, I have come up the hard way,” said Pochettino. “I was a player at Espanyol and I had the possibility to work [as the manager] at a difficult moment, a difficult period for Espanyol. I am happy how my career has gone. It’s hard to compare with another manager, how I or they arrive to a certain point. We all have different possibilities but when you get your chance, you have to show yourself, that you have the value.

“Guardiola had the possibility to manage Barcelona with Messi, but he showed that he was capable of doing that and increasing the level of the team. A lot of managers have had the possibility to manage teams, to be a great manager and then, if you don’t have the quality to get success, it’s always difficult. The most important thing is that if you have the possibility, you take it.”

Pochettino certainly took his chance as quickly as possible. In his firstth Alisson facing two months out with a calf injury, the Spaniard is now Liverpool’s outright No1.Speaking to the club’s official website, Klopp said: “I’m not worried at all about how he will do it in the long term, but in the short term the problem match in charge, Espanyol managed a 0-0 draw against Guardiola’s Barca in the Copa Del Rey and just a month later they secured a shock 2-1 victory in the Nou Camp in La Liga.

“My first training session was Tuesday then we played Wednesday,” said Pochettino.

“We trained in the afternoon and then in the morning to prepare for the game. Two tona are eyeing Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes.The Manchester Evening News says Barcelona are tracking Gomes as he approaches the final year of his United contract.Gomes, 18, has generated interest from clubs across Europe since making his Uraining sessions in less than 12 hours. The players looked at me in the eyes like this (surprised) and I said to them we need to play high pressing and one v one at the back. They thought it was impossible against Barcelona, bArmando Izzo has talked up a move to Roma.Paolo Palermo has been touting his client around Europe this summer.”I don’t know about an offer from Roma,” Palermo told Teleradiostereo.“The decision is Cairo’s, but the lad is 27 years old and if he has ut I said ‘no, it is not impossible. We need to play like this and we need to be ready’.

“It is about your personality, how you are. It is your lifestyle and you show on the pitch how you are. If you are brave in your life, you cannot behave in a different way on the pitch. It is about how you feel, how you are, your character. I don’t understand how to play in a different way. Always be brave, I like to be brave.

“It was good because 0-0 against Barcelona was a fantastic result and it was then easy to convince the players to play in a different way.”

On the victory, Pochettino added: “Always it was special to beat Barcelona because it is my sporting enemy. I am from Argentina but I spend half my life in Barcelona and my two sons were born in Barcelona. It was special.”

Nothing has been handed to Pochettino on a plate since the famous win in the Nou Camp. His Espanyol contract was terminated by mutual consent in 2012 and his arrival at Southampton drew criticism for the fact he replaced Nigel Adkins and could not speak English.

Even when Pochettino got his ‘big’ move to two years ago, and was lumbered with the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor.

The turnaround has been dramatic and Pochettino now represents one of the few realistic candidates to prevent Guardiola from adding the Premier League title to his glittering list of achievements in his first season in England, with Spurs four points behind leaders City going into Sunday’s clash.

Guardiola is described by Pochettino as having been the ‘face of change’, but clearly believes he can live with the 45-year-old. “Guardiola is the face, but not only Guardiola,” said Pochettino.

“I was involved. Different managers like Luis Enrique or Diego Simeone, we are the same age in the same level. Guardiola was the face because results always put you in the top. I think always you can see better when you have in your team Ronaldinho and Messi.”