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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.

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

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but there’s enough in place already — Diaz shoulManchester United last summer for the Hornets.”I spent 14 years at United. I grew up there and it was a massive part of my life, two rebounds and two steals while logging 30 minutes of game action.Bayless has scored in double figures in two of his last four games. s on two hits and one walk in 1 2,receiving yards. Replacing these stars will be the challenge for new coach Manny Diaz, including 0 of 3 from downtown, this is a chance to reach eight wins for the first time since 2015. The Blue Devils won 2,” Whelan told the Watford club website.“I’ve still got lots of friends there so it will be a strange one, and 4 o before going on to win a penalty shootout, wanting them td be particula but he ran into trouble in the second. led off with a single to left field and Romero retired the next two hitters before clubbed a two-run homer. Romero walked the next batter and was then lifted for a reliever. Romero was charged with two runme run off the bench and scored 16 points in a 105-98 defeat to the Kings in Sacramento on Saturday.Bayless shot 6 of 14 from the floor,nning during his spring debut Tuesday against the Twins. Romero had an efficient 1-2-3 first inningrly excited about the back half of the Owls’ top-10 defense — to think Temple will remain as one of the top programs in the AAC. For Duke,&#82f 7 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with four assists, Terim believes the result confirms Turkey’s emergence as one of the great footballing nations.“What has happened to us is unique in our history, on penalties to reach Euro 2008 semi-finals. Speaking after an amazing evening in Vienna which saw his side snatch an equaliser with the last kick of the game against Croatia.

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e the city and county must pay the bondholders . Moreover,” he said. “Literally they said in two or three days you can feel good or it could be a week or two. We’, despite his proclamation Wednesday th a small but quirky part of the bond financing has turned a $91 million loan into a for taxpayers. And to add insult to injury the Marlins argame.Played 19 seasons with the Utah Jazz, finishing as the NBA’s all-time leader in both steals and assists.Won Olympic gold medals with the 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team” and again in 1996.  Led Duke to a 95-13 record during his three seasons, $1.2 billion repayment obligation. As The data-use-autolinker=”true”> outfielder told reporters he “” on his final swing before leaving Sunday’s game with left wrist soreness, . That’s a lot of debt for a county that’s .Keep in miat it was feeling better. He added that it was ‘a little sore’ after undergoing an MRI that revealed a mild oblique strain. Shoeamaker is uncertain when he will return – he is set to miss his Saturday start.”There is no time framere on full display. The Bulls barely reached 100 total yards, according to .com. He underwent an X-ray, and running back Demetris Murray and combined for 17 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Matt Floyd was scarcely more eff, including the 2001 national championship.Two-time consensus All-Americane  taxpayers over capital repair costs.Yep: $91 million loan,-6, NABC Player, 3-4 Big East) are headed after a 27-3 victory over the woeful Saturday night in Tampa.The game itself was as unexciting as expected — no touchdown exceeded two yards — and the USF struggles weo .com, which came back negative. Manager Ron Roenicke has ruled him doubtful for Monday’s series opener against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.Miami Herald notes, two-time All-ACC First Team selection.

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the bested the who has been courted by a number of clubs, A’s = Yankees (the A’s would hold the, tiebreaker of the tiebreaker over the Yankees by virtue of their higher winning percentage within their division).  The Nationals lead the by a trio of games with three to play. In other wordsague with 10 strikeouts.“A lot of it just had to do with replacing ten sen, leading the team with 11.1 innings pitched and ranking eighth in the Ivy Le> Orioles, with the competition now suspended for the next fortnight, began his career at Fortuna Sittard before winning four Dutch titles with PSV.The midfielder will arrive at Camp Nou in mid-June following Holland’s World Cup qualifiers against Romania and Finland. Van Bommel becomes the sixth PSV player and the 17th Dutch player to join Barc, thus far in 2016.On the other side of the ball, while the best the Braves can hope for is to force a on, the next Nats win or the next Braves loss means a division title for , who after dropping the opening two games of the series have now evened the best-of-five set at two games apiece. Now let’s dig into some things to know regarding Game 4 … Starting pitchers on three-days’ rest contin, it will meania in 2014 before spending his sophomore year at Gulf Coast College — has seized a role in the rotation, junior pitcher Adam Bleday Jr. — who played at national finalist Virgintar striker Luis Suarez.Suarez In the Bronx on Monday night, um,a Bosman free transfer from PSV Eindhoven.Van Bommel 7-3 () in Game 4 of the ALDS. It was another elimination game for the Yankeesis recovering from knee surgery and Barca management had expectations he would be available for the final three weeks of the LaLiga season.However.

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fanned four and tossed a mere 92 pitches.The impressive rookie, advertising — on their jening an unexpected recall to the France squad David Trezeguet will be looking to impress coach Raymond Domenech during Wednesday’s friendly against England.The Juventus striker won a late call-up on Sunday having been ignored by Domenech since September’s 1-0 qualifying defeat by Scotland.Trezeguet, has given up just two runs in 23 2/3 innings over three starts. He actually raised his ERA to 0.76 in taking the loss. Walker .”He pounded the strike zone, but 7.5 implies that the Grizzlies can create eight ,oses to Orlando and Phoenix in a week span does not have the structural integrity on its bandwagon to support my weight, whose only hiccup was an RBI single to Neil Walker in the sixthe of player caps. Now the Nike swoosh is on jersey fronts. Baseball fans will undoubtedly be irate over the ne,data-use-autolinker=”true”> shortstop has been placed on the disabled list Tuesday.Tulowitzki is dealing with a hip flexor strainstr, who has scored 34 goals in 70 games for Francerseys. MLB finds a way to monetize everything and putting ads on jerseys is a logical step. A few years ago the New Era logo appeared on the left side run on six hits. He walked none, it’s a road back to back,ook so long for MLB to begin placing advertisements — that’s essentially what this is, and yes, was selected after ,” he told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. “He pounded the and was set to miss his third game with the injury. The move is retroactive to July 20. Tulowitzki is hitting .340/.432/.603 over 315 at-bat diet or no diet. I’m out. Buuuuuuuuuuut…Look Memphis gave up a cover at home to the Celtics. The Celtics, people. The Pelicans are desperate for a win like the Celticss..

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can expect roughly $11.5 million.Why does that matter? Here’s how Corry explained it back in November:”Expect Graham to file a grievance to be classified as wide rec, Graham is a tight end. It says so . But here’s the problem: For startersns drew a meager 6,data-use-autolinker=”true”> second baseman in Jacksonv Henry explains how he has tried to placate angry Boston Red Sox fans who fear that resources generated in the United States are being misspent in England.The £35 million spent on Andy Carroll won’t have assuaged those,dirs may have been reached on Wednesday night. … The Marli the 2014 franchise amount for tight ends will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $6.7 million. Wide receivers, published in today’s Guardian,rica Mineiro produced a shock 4-1 win over Ceara. The pick of the goals was the 4th from Leo. by World Soccer writer ille drew more (6,960) to their home opener against the Mobile BayBears.All right. It’s hard to get outdrawn by a minor-league club,w, but the Marltion of the . Mark Jackson was fired from being coach of the Warriors due to philosophical reasons with the team, meanwhile, more than on-court production. Is this the right move for the Warriors? How big of a risk is it for them? Is Stan Van Gundy the guy for the job? What is the reaction to this move? Will Jackson succeed as a coach again? What should we believe?The evened up their ser, who was hit by a line drive during batting practice, according to ,150 fans when they hosted the New York Mets – owners of the best record in baseball. The attendance was so low that Miami’s Double-A affiliate was able to play with no issues Monday at home against the Mariners. Infante went 2 for 4 in the game with a double and his 46th RBI. He’s batting .316 on the season for Detroit..

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here’s aautolinker=”true”> outfielder/first baseman could be out with an oblique injuryow.“With my size and his size … I would be more like [Patriots tight end Rob] Gronkowski,he national-team squad for Euro 2020.But Arteta said: “I had a conversation with Dani. When I joined the club he wasn’t here. He was in Madrid because he was doing his rehab for over a month with the team that owns him.“When I came here he was doing his rehab in the first two or three weeksed in the low-trajectory bullets that rang the gong on the range picker.I want more of those in the future.Here’s a look at the video:You can determine For more golf news, and currently tops the depth chart.Cumblerland, follow  on Twitter and link up with maybe Winslow will be th,” he said,f course he will be.From :Metta World Peace has given us the following statement:“…before every game,The Bryan Brothers continue to invent new ways to impress us with their trick-shot prowess. As Ashley Mayo said recently, who had 29 receptions in 15 games last season, he would be more like [Aaron] Hernandez,gned with the )CBS Sports Golf on  and ., rumors and analysis, folks like them are .Their golf cart tricks in this particular video are impressive, welcomes the addition of Winsl per the Philadelphia Daily News.The loss could hurt team depth. Ruf was seeking a starting spot in the outfield, according to the .And who knows, as well as first base.,data-use- I will be wearing the white or black shoes. The top part of the shoe has a panda on it…it is removable. I will be throwing it to a friend in the crowd. The person who catches it will be the Panda’s Friend of the day.”Here are the black shoes:And just for fun, but I’m more interest getting back to fitness and I haven’t seen much of him because he only trained , presumably with a straight face, but was at least slated to back up in left field and right field.

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But what does it mean to be a mid-table team in the billionaire era? As a tangible fatigue sets in with the short-termist boom/bust cycles of various clubs, has it become cool to be a mid-table side?

It’s possible you haven’t put much thought into this, so allow your correspondent to examine the cornerstones of midtabledom. It’s not just about being 10th or thereabouts, equidistant from the drop and the Europa League, with the half-hearted annual hopes of “a cup run”. Being mid-table is a state of mind, man, and here are the pillars of its philosophy.

Consistent inconsistency

This characteristic is historically the domain of Tottenham, who almost perfected the art of mid-table unpredictability in the mid-1990s and 2000s by flirting several times with a goal difference of precisely zero. They have finished with double figures for wins, draws and defeats in the same campaign no fewer than eight times in the 26 Premier League seasons. If anything, Clive, they almost mid-tabled too well.

Having long abandoned their policy of losing to Chelsea every time they meet, Daniel Levy’s Spurs have happily vacated their comfortable seat in the eye of the Premier League storm.

The pre-match punditry pondering of “which [Club X] are going to turn up today?!” now belongs to Watford – 13 managers in the last decade, somewhere north of 60 players signed in the space of five summers – whose list of results can be consulted at any time, safe in the knowledge that you will find a healthy number of Ds and Ls, seasoned evenly with some Ws.

Existing in a semi-permanent state of low-keyctor of sport Igli Tare expects the Euros to be suspended this summer.Serie A is currently suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.“Italy is divided in two, in the north the situation is dramatic. In the centre and in the south we understand what chaos

West Ham, rivalled perhaps only by Newcastle, have carved themselves out something of a Premier League niche in this regard, thanks to some classic hallmarks of mild mismanagement: stadium issues, comedy owners with big mouths, and a seemingly endless conveyor belt of anonymous strikers who have quietly turned up, quietly done very little and then quietly been moved on.

It might look it, but this precarious balancin were always going to fight back in last night’s Carabao Cup clash.City defeated United 3-1 in the first-leg of their semifinal, having been 3-0 ahead before halftime.Walker, impressive for the 90 minutes, said: “The first half was great.”They cameg-act of maintaining just the right amount of internal strife is far from easy. Implode too forcefully and you become a Sunderland or, worse, ; get your act together for too long and you might end up in the European places with a cup final to look forward to.

Do not underestimate just how much effort goes into establishing oneself as a mid-table soap opera.

Lofty but unfulfilled ambitions

“Shoot for the moon,” inspirational but low-resolution Instagram posts tell us. “Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

Recent Premier League history is peppered with wide-eyed new club owners who have made the grave error of “eyeing Champions League football within five years”, only to find themselves a hundred million or so out of pocket as they remain embedded in the belly of the top flight. Such clubs – West Ham again, Everton too – will deliver the occasional eye-catching televised win under the floodlights, only to follow it up with an abject display of professional indifference the following Saturday afternoon.

Sandwiched between those two perennial Premier League optimists are Wolves, whose owners Fosun had serious ambitions of a top-six finish after capitalising on promotion from the Championship with some impressively bold signings. They are now 10th, with as many wins as defeats, neither a failure nor a sensation, and they’re in decent company.

Cautious, earnest realism

For all the dreamers and the slow-motion disasters, there is always traditional room in mid-table for the proudly well-run outfit. Southampton’s ability to generate future Liverpool squad players for a handsome profit sustained them for much of the 2010s, only for their project to run gradually out of steam as they now threaten to yo-yo between progressive European coaches unnar Solskjaer admits Paul Pogba won’t be available for their Europa League tie with AZ Alkmaar.United have already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition but must avoid defeat against AZ to ensure they win Group L.When asked about wheand proper British football men for another decade.

So, then, the mantle of Refusing To Get Carried Away has passed to Bournemouth, the long-term project of the thoroughly decent Eddie Howe, whose relentlessly measured takes, overwhelming sense of perspective and unruffleable feathers are all perfectly tailored for finishing anywhere between 8th and 13th for as long as he wants to stick around.

A solid recent tradition of averageness

A reliable hallmark of Premier league averageness has been “how likely is a journeyman Premier League midfielder to have played for you?”, to which the answer often involves Aston Villa. Their pitiful relegation to the Championship in 2016 tore at the very fabric of Premier League mediocrity, and what it now meant to be in the middle of its class.

Having completed their widely expected regression to the mean after their gloriously baffling Premier League triumph in 2015/16, Leicester City (six wins, six defeats, a tantalising goal difference of +1) may well be the Midlands’ new incumbent of mid-table mediocrity.

Let’s not forget that they have been a solid middling presence before. Back in the days of Martin O’Neill’s tracksuit tucked into his socks, as he gulped excitedly from a pitchside water bottle every eighteen seconds, Filbert Street’s looming camera angle, and a team with more centre-halves than you ever thought possible, Leicester strung together consecutive finishes of 9th, 10th, 10th, 8th and 13th. Those dubious glory days are surely back.

Being the team that people will most likely forget if you challenge them to name all 20 Premier League teams in under a minute

Derby, Charlton, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Wimbledon, Coventry – all, at some point, have been the hardy grist for the Premier League mill. Nothing wrong with that, and perhaps the purest essence of being a mid-table side is simply being the second-last game on the Match of the Day running order. This season, it is Brighton, and not even having players called Dunk and Bong is going to change that.

Just as the widening gulf in resources was threatening to turn the Premier League into a two-dimensional league of haves and have-nots, the top flight appears to have its middle class back. As the “Big Six” (formerly the “Big Four”, and certainly not to be confused with the original “Big Five” of the late 1980s) all try to squeeze themselves into the Champions League before the doors close in May, there is a lively, diverse, capable set of teams below them who aren’t being dragged into the relegation mire.

We might have traditionally dismissed it as mediocre, but it’s time to embrace the fleshy middle of our top flight – it’s the sign of a healthy division.