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Penn women's lacrosse readies for biggest challenge yet in defending champion Maryland

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It’s time for that undefeated record to get put to the test.

On Thursday at 3 p.m., Penn women’s lacrosse is taking on defending NCAA Champion and No. 4 Maryland at Franklin Field.

Coming off of a huge win against No. 19 Duke (6-3, 1-1 ACC), the Quakers are looking to keep their seven-same winning streaCrystal Palace.The Belgian striker wants to get into the Belgian first team for Euro 2020.But he knows that he will struggle to nail down a starting spot if he is a bench warmer at club level.He scored two goals for his national team against Cyprus ik alive against Maryland (6-1, 1-0 Big Ten).

Off to its best seven-game start since 2009, No. 7 Penn (7-0, 1-0 Ivy) has a high-powered offense that the team is looking towards to help it this Thursday against the Terrapins.

Freshman Zoe Belodeau has burst onto the scene with 17 goals so far this season, making her one of the top scorers on the team. Sophomore Gabby Rosenzweig has a whopping team-leading 25 goals to herself, and longtime stars and seniors Alex Condon and Caroline Cummings provide further support.

Defensively, Penn will have its hands full with a stackedSG, Real Madrid, Brugge, GalatasarayGROUP B: Bayern, TOTTENHAM, Olympiakos, Red Star BelgradeGROUP C: MAN CITY, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zagreb, AtalantaGROUP D: Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, LokomotivGROUP E: LIVERPOOL, Napoli, Salzburg, Gen Maryland offense averaging 17.1 goals per game, good for third in the country. The Quakers will have to ward off Maryland’s main scorers, senior Megan Whittle and junior Caroline Steele, who have combined to provide 49 of the team’s 120 goals.

Last year, the Quakers were up to the task. While , to a Maryland team that would finish the season undefeated, the Red and Blue held the Terps to their lowest goal total of the season.

That effort came with then-senior and in goal, but this season, the Quakers’ defensive personnel looks a bit different.

After recently earning the starting job, sophomore Mikaila Cheeseman will work to protect the goal like her predecessor in this upcoming match. So far this season, Cheeseman is sixth in the nation with an impressive 55.6 save percentage of shots on goal — which compares favorably to Maryland’s goalie, reigning IWLCA Goalie of the Year and junior Megan Taylor, at 42.6 percent.

Maryland crushed Johns Hopkins this past Saturday by a score of 15-5. When the Quakers played the Blue Jays back in February, they barely snagged a 12-1er says Bruno Fernandes is quickly establishing himself as a locker room leader.Solskjaer has also likened the midfielder to his former teammate Paul Scholes.He said: “He reminds me of Scholesy as a player but definitely a different type of persona1 win.

The Red and Blue have come a long way since then, however. As the new-look offense has jelled, Penn’s shooting percentage has risen from the 39.5 percent mark it had when it previously played Johns Hopkins to 45.2 percent after defeating Duke.

The Quakers are eager for a win this week, but they have their work cut out for them — not only in facing another winter storm, but also in the challenge of taking down the reigning champs.

Strong player ratings for several starters in Penn women's basketball's win over Yale

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Penn women’s basketball beat Yale tonight, 66-55, in their second conference matchup, making the Quakers 2-0 in the Ivy League. After a pretty back-and-forth first quarter, the Red and Blue took control and stifled the Bulldogs the rest of the way, keeping Penn unbeaten in conference play and therefore atop the league standings.Here’s a breakdown of each individual’s performance.

Lauren Whitlatch, G –(6/10)

Though she was subbed out early into the first quarter, the junior found her groove — in the form of a sweet corner three — in the second half and was a favorite kickout-pass target from center Sydney Stipanovich. Sharing her position with Anna Ross, the junior played only 16 minutes this game, and she spent her time shooting threes.

Kasey Chambers, G –(10/10)

What a game for Chambers. Even without mentioning the 3-point prowess she displayed this game (three-for-threefrom beyond the arc), Chambers ran the show tonight. She was communicative, mindful and observant while running the point, and facilitated an offense centered around ball movement and court vision. On defense, she was wired in. Splitting the top of the Penn 2-3 zone with both Anna Ross and Beth Brzozowski, Chambers was an absolute nuisance for the bulldogs this game. In one performance-indicative play, Chambers saw her team’s play break down, and the shot clock running out. As time expired, she drained one of her signature, high-arcing threes. In another, a pass from Anna Ross was tipped away by Yale while Penn was swinging the ball around the horn. Chambers hunted down the culprit, and stole the ball right back.

Anna Ross, G – (6/10)

The junior had a rocky start marked by an early turnover and a few missed jumpers. Ross wasn’t discouraged, however. Her shots began to fall at the end of the first quarter. Overall, Ross was inconsistentthroughout the game, going three-for-nine from the field and leading the team in turnovers. But she found her stride at certain points throughout her 34 minutes of play, and when she did she reminded the crowd crowd after selling more than 50,000 tickets for a game against Germany at Wembley in November, reports BBC Sport.The previous record was 45,619 when Germany were also the opponents and claimed a 3-0 win at Wembley in 2014.”We are really grateful foof how dangerous she canget.

Sydney Stipanovich, C – (8/10)

Stipanovich’s court vision was an asset for Penn this game: She was a distributer as well as a finisher. Though Yale’s unpredictable guards — capable of driving or pulling up at a moment’s notice — outpaced Stipanovich early on and poked leaks in Penn’s defense, she certainly sealed the game with her work in the paint later on, leading the team in both points and rebounds and drawing a round of applause from the crowd when she was eventually subbed out in the game’s final minutes.

Princess Aghayere, F –(7.5/10)

Expectations were high for Princess after the Princeton game, and she certainly delivered. Coming off the bench at the end of the first quarter, Aghayere was quick to make her presence known as she wove nimbly through Yale defense with a finesse up-and his groin strain.Carroll, who has recently recovered from a career-threatening ankle injury, strained his groin after coming on for his fourth appearance of the season – all of which have come as a substitute – against Chelsea on Saturday.”It’s not -under. She spent her court time working hard whether she was on the ball or off it, setting screens or saving balls heading for out-of-bounds. Here’s a play indicative of her attitude: a missed jumper prompted her to grab her own rebound and bury the layup to ensure that she saw the play through.

Beth Brzozowski, G –(6/10)

Brzozowski worked hard on defense, and helped work with Chambersto balance out the solid Quakers’ zone defense, but only had one point on the night and seemed to be lacking the confidence she displayed at Princeton.

Michelle Nwokedi, F – (7/10)

A reliable presence for the Quakers throughout the game: she locked down the paint on offense and the basr has joined Marine on-loan.”Shamal is a fantastic signing for us at this stage of the season and I know how keen he is to come and play games and do well,” he said. “I would like to thank Liverpool Football Club for their assistance with the loan e of the defense for a full 29 minutes of the game.

GuardAshley Russell, guardDeja Jackson, forward Jackie Falconer, guardKendall Grasela and centerEmily Anderson all worked hard for the final few minutes of the game, but not for long enough to garner individual ratings.

America’s Got Talent Halftime Dogs (10/10): A truly well-executed exhibition of canine ability.

Penn Relays | The Golden Girls of Franklin Field

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Women’s track and field coach Gwen Harris knew her group of 13 recruits was going to be special when they entered Penn as freshmen four years ago.

She just didn’t know how special.

“In the past 10 years, we’ve had seniors that have been great — but not 13,” Harris said. “Normally you have four or three or two that are great, and the other people complement them. These guys complement each other pretty well.”

The numbers the current senior class has put up speak for themselves:

Paige Madison shattered the school record in 400-meter hurdles as a sophomore — the first Penn woman to break the one-minute mark, posting a 58.89.

Madison, Renee McDougall and Leah Brown were part of the 4×100-meter relay team that set the program record two years ago, running a 46.03.

Kristen Judge tied Nicole Maloy’s 18-year high jump record with a 1.75-meter leap on April 14.

And the list goes on.

Harris gushed with pride when talking about her senior athletes.

“What can I say about Renee is that she’s just amazing — she’ll run through a brick wall for Penn.”

“Kristen Judge, as a freshman, she scored at Heps. And every year since then, she has scored at every Heps that she has been in. That’s an amazing feat.”

“They’re not all record-breaking things, but they’re things that help this team become the team that it is.”

Without hesitation, Harris responded that she knew this class was going to be good, but they still surpassed many of her originaled by injuries having sealed a £13million move to join Cherries from Bristol City back in May. Howe told the Daily Echo: “Lloyd is a huge player for us.“I’m really, really disappointed that the Bournemouth supporters haven’t seen more of him, be expectations.

“If you asked me if I knew that Paige was going to just go by 59 [seconds] and go to 58? No I didn’t know that. I thought there would be a little bit more of a progression. But who cares? I love it.”

At this weekend’s Penn Relays and next weekend’s Heptagonal Championships, both hosted at Franklin Field, is there a ceiling as to what these Quakers can accomplish?

“I hope there’s none,” Harris said. “Because I want it to be the best they’ve ever done.”

Though Heps represents the team’s most important meet of the season, for Renee McDougall, Penn Relays is the most fun time of the year.

“We excel as relay teams,” McDougall said. “We’ve been working together for four years. We completely trust one another. We know exactly what we want to do as a relay team.”

The next two weeks represent the team’s “time to shine,” according to senior Victoria Strickland.

“We’re an outdoor team — we see a lot of people peak around this time of year,” said Strickland, who ran the program’s second-fastest 800 meters, in 2:06.88, last year. “This is our home track … Heps might be the last time we’re all competing as one unit, so I think that’s a huge thing we’re looking forward to.”

Moreover, the team is brimming with confidence. They’re cocky, but in a good way.

“We know we’re gonna kick butt,” McDougall said.

For Leah Brown, she wants to leave a mark with her teammates at this year’s Relays. And there’s one simple way to do that:

“Rewrite the record books,” she said. “At Penn Relays, we have to break some recool are planning a raid on Arsenal to add to their backroom.The Liverpool-target-Arsenals-head-medical-services-Gary-ODriscoll-replace-Andrew-Massey.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says Liverpool are hopeful of luring a key member of Arsenal’s backrords.”

But despite all the records, all the camaraderie, all the support, the seniors are most proud of the team they are leaving behind and ths radar.Tuttosport says Inter see the Frenchman as a replacement for Lautaro Martinez, who is a big money target for Barcelona this summer.Inter coach Antonio Conte is a fan of Martial, having tried to sign the attacker while in charge of Chelsea.At e underclassmen that will be taking the reigns.

“We’re passing the baton off to them,” Brown said.

But first, they’ve got to finish the last leg of their own relay. There are still some races to run and some records to break.

M. Soccer: Back at full health, but is it too late?

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It’s good to be healthy, and for the first time in a couple of weeks, the Penn men’s soccer team is near 100 percent. Last week’s games against Dartmouth and Rutgers saw a few key players either out or stule United winger Christian Atsu says the players are eager to hear that Rafa Benitez has agreed a new deal.Atsu has called on the club to do everything to keep him in the long-term.He told the Mirror: “Rafa is more than a manager to us, the way he ck with limited minutes because of injuries.

Senior defender and captain Keith Vereb played just 53 minutes against Dartmouth and only came on in the second half against Rutgers on Wednesday. Classmate Derek Hobson sas season.His 12 wins, four defeats and one draw gave him an impressive 72.54 percentage of points won during his spell, but the humiliation against Ajax proved too much to handle for those at the Santiago Bernabeu.Then came Zinedine Zidane who accumuw just 34 minutes of action off the bench that game.

Missing from action against the Scarlet Knights were junior midfielder Alex Grendi and freshman forward Tobi Olopade. While not a starter, Olopade can usually be counted on to see his fair share of minutes in games.

Coach Rudy Fuller attributed the injuries to the usual wear and tear of the season. He added that “because Rutgers was our last nonconference game of the season, we saw it as an opportunity to rest some guys who were a little banged-up.”

After the home win against Yale on Saturday, Fuller also decided to skip practice yesterday to help the team re Roberto Pererya has withdrawn from the Argentina squad for the international break.The winger was substituted in the first-half of the game at Carrow Road on Friday evening due to a right hamstring problem.He was due to face Brazil and Uruguay in gast for this Saturday’s tough road matchup at Brown.

Help from the bench. Saturday’s game against Yale had Mike Klein, Andrew Ferry and Jeff Livingston all playing in reduced time. Fuller said he is “lucky to have such depth on the team” that he can afford to rest players.

Freshman Loukas Tasigianis has been a great spark, and he now leads the team with four goals on the year. His stellar play as of late (three goals in his last four games) earned him a starting spot on Saturday.

But Fuller also has solid options up front with Richard Frank, Klein, Ferry, Olopade and Omid Shokoufandeh.

In particular, Shokoufandeh has seen his minutes and contributions steadily increase from the beginning of this season.

And Lee Rubenstein, who barely played at all last year, is making an impact off the bench on defense and also as a spot starter.

With all of these options and possible lineups, Fuller is very optimistic that his team will be able to stay fresh and healthy through its final four contests.

Just win, baby. If the Quakers wants to capture the Ivy title and the playoff berth that eluded it last year, it looks like winning out may be the only good chance.

At this point, it’s a four-horse race – through three Ivy games, Brown is in the driver’s seat with nine points while Dartmouth has seven. Penn and Harvard are tied with six.

But Harvard’s loss came to Brown, and its two toughest remaining games (Penn and Dartmouth) are at home. It seems very likely that both the Bears and the Crimson will win out (sorry, Dartmouth).

So right now, it looks like the Quakers can’t afford not to win and need Brown to drop one for a shot at the title.

Blast from the past

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The Bill Russell quote doesn’t hit you in the face when you walk through the doors. You have to do some looking to find it on one of the exhibits.

“Athletes have a unique ability to inspire, motivate and exhilarate,” it reads. “Through their actions, athletes touch the hearts and lives of all Americans. Herein lies the hidden message of sports: sports inspire us individually and as a nation to be better.”

That is the message that the collection “Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers,” now shown at the National Constitution Center, wants to stuff down the throats of its visitors, and it does so at Taison is angry being blocked from joining AC Milan.Shakhtar refused to negotiate with Milan during the summer market, referring them to Taison’s buyout clause.“Congratulations on ending my dream. Another dream broken,” wrote the 31-year-old on Inevery turn. Unlike most outlets of sports history, ones that you would find in a sports hall of fame or a news segment, this experience is meant show the value of athletics in advancing causes.

Those causes range from racial or gender integration to the American side of the Cold War.

And though the individual stories sometimes border on the political (one, ostensibly about the national championship Immaculata women’s basketball team, talks at length about the touchy subject of Title IX), virtually all have something worthwhile to say. They won’t dazzle every visitor with aesthetics, in part because they demand that the casual viewer tak Bergwijn.The former PSV Eindhoven attacker is being played out of position by Mourinho due to injury problems.And after their draw with Burnley, Mourinho conceded he’s risking Bergwijn’s fitness: “The original plan was to let Bergwijn play for 55 toe the time to read every caption and do more than just absorb “The first woman to…”

At the same time, the exhibit wisely keeps most of the material relevant. In the back of the large room sits an employee asking sports trivia questions to a crowd of a half dozen. I found myself testing my own useless knowledge base after a short time.

And it stays practical. Near the “Local Legends” corner sits an homage to the Palestra with a not-so-historical addition, a flat-screen TV airing a promotional bit for an upcoming documentary on the Palestra. The film, entitled “The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball,” is produced and written by Mikaelyn Austin, who graduated from Penn in 2004 after four years on the women’s basketball team.

The promotional bit, solicited by the museum, is promoting a film set for release in the coming months.

“We’ve been editing for the past two weeks,” Austin said. She plans to have an early version of the film ready for the important events of the college basketball season starting with Midnight Madness, the first day when teams are permitted to practice under NCAA rules.

Right next to that, every Philadelphian can be reminded that Dawn Staley — who coaches ahe prospect of a return for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is being discussed inside Bayern Munich.BILD says Bayern bosses have held a secret meeting with Italian agent Giovanni Branchini as they discuss their next managerial appointment.Niko Kov women’s basketball powerhouse at Temple in her free time — was a bona fide Olympian, bringing home medals in 2000 and 2004. And the rest of the reminders range from Franklin Field’s NFL history to a dominant swimmer at La Salle some 50 years ago.

It’s almost enough to make a fan forget that Philadelphia sports are at a spectacular low this year. Almost.

But the entire culture of the long, rectangular room is as much a testament to sports culture as to sports feats — witness the prominent placement of Philadelphia Daily News references, or the 19-page handout printed by the very same paper and given to every entrant.

In the end, Austin’s documentary and its latest home have a similar and (mostly) noble goal.

“This film is an opportunity to throw the car into reverse, travel back twelve exits and take a ride on the little dirt road where it all began,” Austin’s website says.

Whether or not the upcoming film or the NCC exhibit, which runs until August 20 before continuing its cross-country journey, are successful in that endeavor still may depend on whether those who support the sports industry can see beyond the high-strung product they are constantly fed.

Quakers offense has some T.O. problems of its own

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It’s rare that a victory is a wake-up call, but that’s exactly what happened to the football team when it narrowly escaped losing to perennial Ivy pushover Dartmouth two weeks ago.

But after closing out its non-conference schedule with a decisive win against Bucknell on Saturday, it was clear that Penn had responded. However, even coach Al Bagnoli won’t claim that the Quakers had hit their stride yet: “We’re by no means a finished product,” he said.

Offensive gaffes

Despite taking a 27-10 lead after three quarters against Bucknell, the Quakers had to hold their breath a few times after some miscues on offense.

Penn fell on three of its own fumbles in those three quarters, and quarterback Robert Irvin was intercepted twice by Bucknell defensive back Stephen Collage.

The 32-yard return following the first pick set up a Bison touchdown, and the second happened in Bucknell’s end zone, halting dfielder Stuart Armstrong admits there’s a lot of frustration after defeat at home to Everton.The visitors took the lead early on, but Saints rallied thereafter and drew level via Danny Ings’s seventh of the season – only to be stung late on by a Rica Penn drive at the end of the second half.

And all of this before the second-stringers entered the game.

When the backups did come in during the fourth quarter, the Bison put a little fear into Penn by scoring 14 quick points off of two Penn fumbles. Not long after, running back Sam Shepherd put the ball on the ground deep in Quakers territory, and punter Anthony Melillo dropped a snap on the next Penn drive, leading to a 20-yard loss and a turnover on downs on the 14-yard line.

The Quakers are fortunate that these gaffes came in a game that was already well in hand, because next time they might not be so lucky.

“That’s points left off the board, that’s momentum-breakers; that’s drive-stops,” Bagnoli said. “We have to do a much better job of protecting the football.

Just kickin’ iEmerson Palmieri says the players are responding to manager Frank Lampard’s attacking tactics.Emerson, speaking before Saturday’s home defeat to Bournemouth, was reflecting on reaching the Champions League round of 16.”The thing I like most about Lamt

One reason the Quakers were able to put Melillo’s fumble behind them was Melillo himself.

Along with kicker Derek Zoch, Melillo – who Bagnoli says is “capable of being the best punter in the league” – made sure to take advantage of his limited opportunities on the field. He averaged a whopping 38.3 yards per punt, including a long of 44 yards.

Zoch also came through, making all six of his kicks. He connected on four extra points and made two field goals, one from 24 yards and then a 36-yarder, his longest this season.

Both Bagnoli and Zoch think he may be past his early-season troubles.

“Every day is a new day,” Zoch said. “When things get hard, you’ve just got to stay positive.”

Back-stoppers

The Penn defense takes pride in i has stunned him after their 4-0 thumping of Southampton.The Reds have now won 24 of 25 games this season to move 22 points clear at the top of the Premier League.Liverpool have now taken 100 points from a possible 102 and, when told none of the assets ability to stop the run, but few could have predicted the type of success it had against the Bucknell offense, which lives and dies by its running game.

On Saturday, the Bison died by it – the Quakers held them to 2.2 yards per carry and didn’t allow starting running back A.J. Kizekai to ever settle in.

Although Kizekai isn’t the usual starter, the real reason Bucknell’s ground game couldn’t get going was that its reputation preceded it.

“When you come into a game geared up mainly for the run and not the pass, it’s much easier to defend,” said linebacker Joe Anastasio, who led Penn with eight tackles. “That just makes our job easier.”

For now, Penn’s front seven will try to ride this momentum as they enter the thick of league play.

“It feels good to get a game in where we can really be dominant,” Anastasio said.

“And it feels good going into the rest of the season . that we’ve got some confidence to go on.”

Volleyball opens with Bucknell at Palestra tonight

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The Penn volleyball team will finally get a chance to showcase its skills in front of the Palestra crowd when they face off againLiverpool have been shortlisted among the nominees in the Team of the Year and Comeback of the Year categories in the Laureus World Sports Awards.Jurgen Klopp’s side – who won the Champions League in 2019 – are on a shortlist of six for Team of the Year.The Reds are in the Comeback of the Year category for overturning a 3-0 Champions League semi-final first-leg deficit by beating Barcelona 4-0.st Bucknell (4-7) tonight.

Most teams nationwide have played at home by now, but due to the Quakers’ Ivy League-mandated schedule and two early-season tournaments at the University of Pacific and Villanova their home opener was delayed until the season’s seventh match.

That was a long enough wait for the Quakers (3-3).

“We definitely want to come in and show that this is our house,” Penn senior Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan said.

Penn coach Kerry Major Carr noted that her players have an advantage over other teams when they play at the Palestra.

“We definitely enjoy the advantage of the heat,” Carr said. “We’re used to it, since we practice here, but most teams play in air-conditioned facilities. It takes a little getting used to.”

The game will provide Penn a chance to get used to that heat before hosting the Sheraton-Penn Volleyball Invitational this weekend.

However, Penn’s coach won’t allow the Quakers to look beyond tomorrow night.

“Bucknell traditionally has some big, strong people,” Carr said. “We’ll need to play our best game.”

In order to play their best game, the Quakers will have to cut down on last wee interest in the Rennes sensation Eduardo Camavinga.The teenage midfielder has been one of the big stories of this Ligue 1 season so far.Barcelona have already lodged enquiries with Rennes president Olivier Letang about Camavinga, as have AC Milan.Aekend’s mistakes. The players cited blocking, serving, passing and defense as areas that the team expects to improve.

And they need to be thinking better on the court as well.

“When the mental aspects aren’t working,” Kwak-Hefferan said, “everything else tends to break down.”

Penn was its own worst enemy last weekend, keeping less talented teams like Villanova and Manhattan in games with their own mistready to seek permission for an emergency replacement signing after Ousmane Dembele was ruled out for the season with a hamstring injury.Sport says Barca have made contact with former Espanyol forward Borja’s entourage to find out about his availabilakes. The Quakers had 13 serve errors in the Manhattan match alone.

“There were too many mental errors” last weekend, Carr said. “We really need to improve our serving and passing in that respect.”

Carr also cited a laundry list of other problems that Penn needs to clean up during its first home game.

“Last weekend our blocking was all over the place,” Carr said. “We need to pay attention to where specific opposition players are on the court. On defense in general, we need to focus on being disciplined and being more exact.”

d up on his ‘complicated’ relationship with Jose M

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CPotter says they must stay grounded after v Liverpool for their handling of Naby Keita.The midfielder has returned injured to Melwood this week after competing with Guinea at the African Cup of Nations.He has undergone treatment with the Reds medical staff, but now that his side has reached tictory over Norwich Cityne Wenger believes Serge Gnabry was manipulated into leaving Arsenal by Bayern Munich.Wenger was manager of Arsenal in 2016 when Gnabry left the club for a return to his native Germany with Werder Bremen.After making only 10 appearances for the Gunne.Second half goals from Leandro Trossard and Shane Duffy saw off the Canaries’ challenge on the south coast, and the boss highlighted the importance of staying humble after a third cohicago catcher will open the season as the starting backstop and bat eighth for the , reports ESPN. 

The 27-year-old Flowers hit .261 this spring with a homer and four RBI over 46 at-bats. Flowers hit .213 last year over 52 games with seven home runs and 56 strikeouts. He should be the everyday catcher over Hector Gimenez. 

Zenga has been named new coach of Cagliari.Zenga r

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pitching prospect made his final start in the Grapefruit League Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins. Gausman went the first two innings without allowing a hit but came undone in the third. 

The top prospect gave up a single then an RBI triple to Aaron Hicks in the third inning and ultimately left after 3 2/3 having allowed three earned runs on six hits and no walks with three strikeouts. His Grapefruit League ERA is 3.94. 

The 22-year-old Gausman had an impressive spring and lasted longer than super prospect Dylan Bundy in camp. That said, he is likely to be reassigned to minor-league camp and most likely will begin the year at Double-A Bowie. He could be in line for a call-up during the season and some believe he’ll make the majors before Bund have signed Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena on-loan to the end of the season.There is no option to buy included in the deal, while Betis will pay 100 percent of the 21-year-old’s salary during eague finale against Burnley.Emery admits some of his stars will need a break this weekend after reaching the Europa League final at Valencia.”We arrived home at 06:00 (on Friday) and we cancelled training because it’s important to rest,” he told.The Telegraph says Rashford is poised to sign a new contract at Manchester United worth an astonishing £250,000 per week.The 21-year-old striker will put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2023, with the optid arsthe loan spell.Barcelona’s idea is for Alena to returny. 

ves are closing in on the £16million signing of A

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starting pitcxturster United face a battle to keep hold of midfield pair Richie Wellens and James Garner.They have impressed this season and Inter scouts have been watching them play at their Under-23 and Under-18 games. United are keen to keep both of them at the cle chaos is a major concern.It was announced on Tuesday that Liverpool’s Carabao Cup quarter-final clash at Aston Villa will take place on December 17 , just one day before their Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar.Discussions with the EFL led to ther does not want to discuss contract extensions during the season, CBS Sports Basebalyed down injury concerns after their 2-1 defeat of Tottenham.Mohamed Salah scored the crucial deciding penalty after Sadio Mane had been fouled in the box by Serge Aurier.But the Egyptian’s afternoon came to an abrupt end not long after when he was tl Insider  reported Saturday. The Tigers have until his next start, the last one of his spring, to sign him to an extension. “Once this last start comes around, I want to concentrate on the start of the season,” Verlander said of his decision to halt any negotiations as of Wednesday.

linked with a shock return to Chelsea.Tuttosport

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The New York Post reports ‘s agent, Alan Chang, said they are talking to numerous teams, including the . Hottl felt a denied penalty claim for Danny Ings was the difference for their 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.The visitors, though, were well in the game until Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s opener two minutes into the second half, which came moments after Southampwever, no decision has been made and there’s no timetable to make a Liverpool goalscorer Divock Origi hailed the team’s unity for their Champions League final victory over Tottenham.The Reds won 2-0, with the Belgian scoring the late second goal.Origi told RMC: “It’s he settles in with the team.The Japanese international arrived from Red Bull Salzburg and has played a few games for the Reds this month.The 25-year-old knows that he must improve in some areas if he is to dislodge the likes of Mohamed Salah or Sadi amazing, we did it all together. “The team fought,decision. Wang last pitched for the in 2012, going 2-3 with a 6.68 ERA in 10 appearances (five starts).

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rotation candidate managed three innings on Saturday in a Grapefruit League start against the Pirates. De Vries walked two during the outing and gave up one run on two hits with a strikeout. The run De Vries allowed Saturday was the first earned run he’s given up all spring over 10 innings. He now has six strikeouts in the Grapefruit League to go with an ERA of 0.90.a big say in his move to Atletico Madrid.The former Real Madrid pair are now teammates again with Atletico.Llorente told Marca: “Yes, I exchanged a message with him. He encouraged me to come, he told me that I would be very happy here.”He continued: The 28-year-old went 5-5 last year for Minnesota with a 4.11 opp was refirmed he had tried to make the tie a test of physique rather than football in an effort to dilute the opposition’s Premier League quality.But Rowett, whose side are eighth in the Championship, said: “We had to try and make the game a bit of a scraluctant to heap too much praise on Virgil van Dijk after victory over Brighton.The Dutchman handed the Reds a two-goal lead in the first half of Saturday’s Premier League meeting at Anfield after twice heading in from Trent Alexander-ArnoldERA over 17 games and 16 starts. De Vries is battling with Kyle Gibson, Brian Duensing and Mike Pelfrey for the final rotation spot for manager Ron Gardenhire.

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I’ve been on the bandwagon since its inception. I believed in him as a breakout Fantasy star well before the campaign started to gain momentum. Sadly, I think it’s time for me to abandon ship.

I’veplayed together at Arsenal, with Ramsey now joining Juve in a Bosman deal.“He came here for treatment, but here we have the best physiotherapists in the world,” the goalkeeper told Gazzetta dello Sport.“I took him out for dinner one evening, he’l been in multiple drafts already this spring and I haven’t drafted the 27-year-old right-hander once. Kind of strange since I’ve never avoided him like the plague before. I’m just in the camp of expecyan Babel admits the players are aware of Hakim Ziyech’s imminent move to Chelsea.It broke last night in Holland that Ajax and Chelsea had agreed a fee for the Morocco midfielder ahead of a summer switch.Asked if he’d congratulated Ziyech, Babel toldting a regression after he won a career-high 19 games in 2012. I don’t think it will be as severe, but I kind of view Cueto as this year’s Ian Kennedy, who had a regression last season following his breakout 2011 season.

You ask, why? Well, a couple of factors alarm me. First, Cueto struggled at then says Harvey Barnes is right to be frustrated over his lack of starts.Barnes came off the bench to steal the spotlight at Sheffield United, his 15-yard rocket earning City a 2-1 win.”He’s very good,” said Maddison. “He hasn’t played that much yet end of last season before bowing out of the playoffs with an oblique strain. He posted a 4.33 ERA in his final six starts and allowed six homers in that span. He allowed all of nine homers in his first 27 starts. He hasn’t been much better this spring, yielding a 4.80 ERA in four spring starts. 

Also, Cueto had a career-high 78.8 percent strand rate in 2012, which was above his career 75.5 percent career rate, according to FanGraphs.com. He also posted a career-high 21.7 percent line drive rate (career average is 19.4 percent) and a career-low 29.4 percent fly-ball rate (career average is 35.8 percent).

Cueto has been drafted ahead of the likes of Max Scherzer, Mat Latos, Jordan Zimmermann, Jeff Samardzija, Jon lester, Brandon Morrow, Matt Moore and Doug Fister in Head-to-Head formats this spring. I hate to say it, but I’d probably take all those players over Cueto on Draft Day.

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MLB.com reports Red Sox shortstop was still experiencing symptoms Monday four days after suffering a mild concussion. “It’s just a little bit of that [dizziness] and light-headedness still,” Drew said. “When all that kind of calms down, I think it’s getting better. You just kind of make sure these things go awo slap in a transfer demand at Manchester United.As Real Madrid maintain their pursuit, should United refuse to drop their asking price, Pogba will be prepared to submit a formal transfer demand. The latest is United are demanding £160m to sell.Okdiay before you get back out there. You don’t want to come back [too soon], because it can come back. Then it won’t be good. For the most part, it’s getting better — slowly but surelyQPR are demanding top price for midfielder Eberechi Eze.The Sun says Tottenham have their eye on QPR and their star Eze.Top scout Brian Carey saw the midfielder, 21, in dazzling form in their 3-1 win at Preston earlier this month.QPR want around £20m and that price tag has already put off Sheffield United and Crystal Palace.Palace made a confirmed attempt for Eze in January..” Drew will have to pass a league-mandate concussion test before returning to action. “That’s kind of where we’ will handle their time during the Premier League’s coronavirus suspension.On Friday, it was announced that the season will be put on hold indefinitely dependant on the severity of the coronavirus pandemic in three weeks’ time. Farke told canaries.core at right now,” Drew said. “Just in a holding pattern until I start to feel a little more normal and then go from there.”

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As the R United striker Romelu Lukaku has been offered to Napoli and Juventus.The Belgium striker held talks last week with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and told he is no longer first-choice at Old Trafford.But a £75million dream move to Inter Milan with Antonio Coangers’ continue to audition pitchers for the fifth spot in the rotation, has emerged as a candidate, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Tepesch made his first start of the spring Saturday against the A’s, allowing one run on three hits in three innings. He’s had a strong spring, posting a 2.25 ERA in eight iscored a hat-trick as Liverpool’s U18s smashed seven past Napoli.Luis Longstaff scored twice and Jake Cain and Elijah Dixon-Bonner also got on the scoresheet in an emphatic victory for Barry Lewtas’ side.Harvey Elliot and Neco Williams were also excennings. He also has eight strikeouts to two walks. “I just go Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits their initial transfer ban worked to their advantage this season.The suspension has since been overturned, allowing Chelsea to work the winter market.Lampard said, “The transfer ban gave us – myself and the staff – tabout my business and work as hard as I can every day,” Tepesch said. “Whatever happens happens. Just control what I can control. That’s probably the best way to say it.”