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Penn gymnastics soars to season-high performance but still takes third at Ivy Classic

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Penn gymnastics’ performance at the Ivy Classic was one of consistency and reaching new heights. But with a third-place finish, it is clear that doing one’s best is not always enough.

Though Penn scored a season-high 193.875 total points, the Quakers came up short of their first Ivy title in three years. Yale, after by just 0.425, finished first this time at Brown on Sunday with a season-high total of 195.025 points. Cornell took second place, with the Red and Blue only topping the host Bears.

Penn , but last week. Despite an attempt at revenge at this meet, the Quakers fell short to the Big Red by .475. This was Cornell’s best meet of the season, finishing with a total of 194.350 points.

Sophomores Tara Mills and Alex Kothe have been key members of Penn’s team despite their young age, and both excelled on the biggest stage. At today’s meet, not only did Mills compete in bars, but she also started on the vault for the first time this season and scored a 9.525.

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Consistency was especially shown in bars, with five out of Penn’s six athletes scoring 9.650 or higher. The overall score of 48.750 in the event was the team’s highest of the season. Kyra Levi showed her continued importance after scoring a 9.825. Allison Frommer, just a freshman, started in bars and tied her career high score of 9.775.

Kothe helped the team on bars as well, scoring an impressive 9.775. She has shown improvement this season but has yet to beat her career-high score of 9.825 set late in her freshman season.

“It’s great to be able to contribute to the team, even just as a sophomore,” said Kothe. “[Moving forward] we need to focus on our little details like hitting our handstands and sticking our landings. We don’t make many big mistakes anymore.”

In floor, the Quakers showed their strength with a final score of 49.150, their second highest of the season following a . Senior Alex Hartke’s score of 9.875 helped Penn beat both Cornell and Brown in floor.

On beam, four out of Penn’s six gymnasts scored a 9.650 or higher.

Penn has scored lowest in vault throughout the season. At this meet, overall fourth-place finisher Brown finished ahead of Penn in this event. However, there were still a few bright spots there, as senior Megan Finck tied her season-high score of 9.550.

Though the Red and Blue couldn’t win their first Ivy Classic since 2015, their season is far from over —and in fact, they won’t have to wait very long at all to get revenge on Sunday’s champion.

This Friday, Penn will take on Yale once again while competing against Maryland and Temple, which comes wwo weeks before the Quakers will see the entire Ivy League again at the ECAC Championships. If the team shows more than just consistency, it very well might come out on top once these rematches roll around.

Penn football takes down Cornell in Bagnoli's final game

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It wasn’t the cleanest game from either side, but coach Al Bagnoli is heading out with a win.

Four failed extra point attempts. Nine fumbles. Questionable calls from the referees.

In the end though, Penn would prevail over Cornell , 34-26, behind a career day for senior receiver Spencer Kulcsar in his final collegiate game. The converted running back notcheDavide Zappacosta signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea before joining Roma on loan, the club have confirmed. The Italian fullback has returned to his homeland until the end of January.Chelsea confirmed they had penned Zappacosta to a 12-month extension before allowing him to leave. The 27-year-old is now under contract with the Blues until June 2022.d 11 receptions for 187 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Quakers.

“If you had told me before this game that I was going to get three touchdowns, I would have called you a liar,” Kucsar said of his own performance.

“It was really great to go out on a high note both personally and as a team, send [Bagnoli] off on the right note.”

The teams played close for most of the first half, trading touchdowns and turnovers.

The Big Red (1-9, 1-6 Ivy) opened up the scoring on their first drive, taking the ball 67 yards down the field in just six plays. Sophomore quarterback Robert Somborn capped off the drive with a 32-yard pass to fellow sophomore receiver Collin Shaw.

The Quakers (2-8, 2-6) started out slow on offense, but responded following a strong defensive drive to force a three-and-out. Taking the ball on Cornell’s 23-yard line, sophomore quarterback Alek Torgersen drove Penn to the end zone to take the lead.

On the Big Red’s next drive, Penn forced a fumble, but due to the referees’ questioning the original fumble call, Kevin Ijoma’s return (for a touchdown) was nullified. Torgersen proceeded to throw an interception on the next play.

“We left so many points on the field — I’m sure they feel the same way too — we’ve been doing that for two or three games,” Bagnoli said of all the fumbles in the game.

“It’s one of those [games] where just the consistency factor was just not something we’ve been good at and today was pretty reflective of it.”

The rest of the half saw the two teams trade touchdowns and fumble the bes Under-21 international Regan Poole after the defender was released by Manchester United.The 20-year-old made one senior appearance during his time at Old Trafford, which came as a substitute in a Europa League tie in February 2016.Defender Poole ball five times with only one fumble changing hands.

The second half saw Penn’s defense take over. The Quakers held the Big Red offense to just 29 total yards over its next three drives and held Cornell off on fourth and goal in another.

Torgersen found Kulcsar deep midway through the third quarter for the pair’s third touchdown connection of the day — a 78-yard burner. A fourth quarter drive from the Red and Blue resulted in sophomore Brian Schoenauer’s first career touchdown, as Penn solidified a 34-18 lead.

Despite a late touchdown and two-point conversion from Cornell, the Quakers would hold on for the win.

“It validates all the hard work,” Bagnoli said. “We’ve been getting a lot better the past three or four weeks, but we don’t have a ‘W’ to show for it.”

The team celebrated the win, and Bagnoli’s final game, with a Gatorade bath for the outgoing coach.

“We had been talking about it all week. Coach Bagnoli’s had a great career, you can go on and on about coach,” senior defensive back and captain Evan Jackson said.

“It just felt right to geight Manchester City midfielder Jack Harrison.The Sun says he was one of the star players under Marcelo Bielsa, and the club are desperate to land him full-time next season.But City know his value has sky-rocketed after such a successful campaign, ant the [win] and celebrate the way we would if we had won the championship.”

It was the grand finale to a historic coaching career. Bagnoli ended his career with 234 career victories and 148 at Penn — the most for a coach in the program’s history . It may have been the last time Bagnoli took the field to coach, but his legacy will continue to live on.

“For anyone that’s ever played for him, they always have stories. He’s a phenomenal coach and a legend,” Kulcsar said.

“To be able to play under him and with him in our final year, is something I won’t forget.”

Penn men's soccer kicks off home stretch vs. Big Green

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Being in a city may limit our exposure to nature, but there will be no shortage of green at Rhodes Field on Saturday night.

With two shutouts in Ivy play so far, the Penn men’s soccer team is looking for another clean sheet against the Big Green in its third Ivy contest.

“We are really focusing on keeping a lot of possession this game, really working the ball around, really stretching their defense out and picking them apart that way,” senior Alex Reddy said. “Making it a little bit less of a foot race, less of an athletic battle and much more of a soccer game.”

While the Quakers (4-6-1, 1-0-1 Ivy) are coming off of a win and a tie in league play, Dartmouth (4-2-4, 0-2) is trying to come back from two close losses after a great out-of-conference display.

“They’ve had a lot of success over the years,” coach Rudy Fuller said. “They have lost two very close, difficult games in the league but they have some quality results in the season so far. They were undefeated coming into the league matches.”

The last time the Red and Blue beat Dartmouth was three years ago when they went 5-2 in league play and beat Cornell and Columbia prior to playing in Hanover. Yet the past two years, the Big Green have gotten out in front early and the Quakers couldn’t recover.

But this year is very different from last year’s 1-6 run through Ivy play — just look at the Quakers’ Ivy record thus far.

“We’ve got to get on our front foot and play aggressively and really try to pin them in their end and put them under some pressure and make them chase,” Fuller said. “But in order to do that we have to be very sharp on the ball.”

“Every year brings a new set of challenges, and I don’t expect this year’s game to be like last year’s game or two years ago,” Reddy added. “We have to expect Real Madrid.The Belgian moved from Chelsea to Real Madrid last summer, but he has yet to impress with his performances, while he has also struggled with injuries since his arrival.”If Hazard is not playing well, something happens at Real Madrid,” ht them to start fast, and we have to be ready to go off the bat. But I think coming into this game with two clean sheets, we are feeling very good about ourselves defensively and how well we will be able to compete.”

Just as the Quakers are a different team than they were last season, the Big Green have also made some changes. Former assistant coach Chad Riley took over for Jeff Cook and is in his inaugural season as head coach. However, the team doesn’t seem to have changed too radically.

“The philosophy seems to be much of the same in terms of their setup and how they play and how they look to attack and how they look to defend,” Fuller said.

With all Ivy games last weekend going into overtime, the league is more competitive than it has been in years past. But the run the Quakers have had so far gives them confidence for a promising future.

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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.

Hall of Fame honors

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Penn alumnus and retired NFL player Joseph Valerio makes the first of two inductee remarks at the fifth annual Penn Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Homecoming weekend. Tity boss Pep Guardie is on the brink of joining Jiangsu Suning.Sources close to Wales’ record goalscorer confirmed reports in Spain that although not yet finalised, a move is “very close”.The Welshman is set to put pen to paper on a £20million-a-year contract with Juaola was angry about questions regarding financial fair play after their FA Cup final triumph over Watford.The 6-0 demolishing of Watford at Wembley on Saturday added the FA Cup to last weekend’s Premier League title and February’s welve former Penn athletes were inducted at the ceremony, which was held at the Inn a.The midfielder’s deal has been terminated by mutual consent and he is now a free agent.”Last summer the directors told me to look for another club, since I was no longer part of their plans,” he told Globo Esporte.“It was towards the end of the mat Penn.

Princeton hires Scott as new coach

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Just over 24 hours after Princeton lost men’s basketball coach John Thompson III to Georgetown, it has hired a new coach.

Yesterday, the Tigers announced that Joe Scott — head coach of Air Force last year — will become the 27th men’s basketball coach in Princeton’s history.

“I am tremendously excited to announce that Joe Scott will become the next men’s basketball coach at Princeton,” Princeton Athletic Director Gary Walters said in a statement this afternoon. “Very few schools have the opportunity to appoint an alumnus of their university who was recognized as one of the top five coaches in the country this past season. His coaching job at Air Force was simply extraordinary.”

Scott guided Air Force to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 42 years this past season.

Scott played for Princeton’s legendary coach Pete Carril from 1983-1987. He later returned to New Jersey as an assistant coach for the Tigers from 1992-2000.

Thompson also served as a Princeton assistant from 1992-2000.

Scott will spend today traveling to Princeton and will be formally announced at a press conference tomorrow.

Walters added that Scott’s hiring “ensures that the unique genealogy of Princeton basketball that stretches back over 70 years will continue. Each successive coach was mentored either as a player or as a coach by someone within the Princeton basketball family.”

In his four years as Air Force’s head coach, Scott went 51-63. This past season, he led the Falcons to a 22-7 record, the team’s most wins ever.

“Joe Scott is a great leader and coach, and he’s obviously turned our basketbal Eibar.The pair didn’t train again on Friday and Zidane has admitted they’re not in a state to play.”It’s not that they’re injured, they’re not available to play,” Zidane said.”They’re going to go off with their national teams and then they have fivel program around,” said Brigadier General Johnny A. Weida, commandant of cadets at the Academy, in a press release. “More importantly, however, he’s had a huge impact on his players and the Academy in our number one mission area, developing officers of character to serve America and our Air Force.

“He’s laid a solid foundation for our basketball program that will serve us well for years to come.”

The Falcons have confirmed that they have hired an unnamed new coach who will be announced tomorrow.

ESPN’s Andy Katz is reporting that Air Force assistant Chris Mooney will be Scott’s replacement. Katz says that Mooney — an All-Ivy player on Carril’s 1994 Princeton squad — has a clause in his contract which gives him the job if Scott should leave.

There will be a press conference at 11:30 a.m. in Colorado Springs, Colo. to make the announcement.

Scott grew up in New Jersey, attending Toms River East High School, where he scored a school record 1,550 points. He was also a football standout.

As a player at Princeton, Scott was quite successful.

He ranks fourth all-time in steals, eig his second spell at Chelsea Luiz often played long balls to Pedro, and created more ‘big chances’ than any ooring the possibility of signing former star Bakayoko on a season-long loan while also pursuing a move for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.Although the club are thought to favour a move for Kessie and are willing to match Milan’s £22.7m asking prither Premier League centre-back last season with 11.The Telegraph says Emery has told Luiz to aim for star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hth all-time in assists and 10th all-time in three-point shooting.

In his senior season, Scott was awarded the B.F. Bunn Trophy as the team’s top player.

After graduating in 1987, Scott attended Notre Dame Law School. He then went on to work for the law firm of Ribis, Graham & Curtin in Morristown, N.J.

Scott’s wife, the former Leah Spraragen, graduated Princeton in 1992. She was a four-year starter for the Tigers’ women’s basketball team.

Several reports cite that it was Mrs. Scott who urged her husband to move back to New Jersey.

M. Hoops' Lang, Tolan part ways with team

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Pat Lang will graduate from Penn this spring with a perfect shooting percentage in his time with the Quakers.

That is because the senior guard, who is 4-for-4 from the field all-time, will not be playing basketball for Penn this upcoming season.

Classmate Conor Tolan, a 7-foot center, will also not be sed player list.Arsenal have confirmed the departure of Danny Welbeck, who leaves the club at the end of his current contract along with goalkeeper Petr Cech and defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.Midfielder Aaron Ramsey, meanwhile, is joining Juventus asreturning to the Quakers this winter.

“They’ve decided that they want to do different things for their senior year, so I am in full support of whatever they want to do,” Penn head coach Fran Dunphy said.

Both players’ names have been removed from the team’s online roster for the upcoming season.

Lang, who will be remembered by Penn fans for his cheesesteak-clinching shot last year on Feb. 6 against Harvard, scored 11 career points for the Quakers. He appeared in 15 total games in his three years with the team, playing in four contests last season.

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Tolan appeared in nine games in his three years with the team, including four last year.

AFTER FAILING TO receive NCAA eligibility last season, Lorenz Manthey, a 6-foot-2 sophomore guard, has been cleared to play this upcoming season.

The NCAA raised questions about Manthey’s amateur status, since he had played with a professional squad in his native Germany.

Manthey maintained that he never received any compensation from the squad, and now the NCAA agrees.

ANOTHER NEW FACE on Penn’s roster this season could be North Carolina transfer Adam Franklin.

Franklin played with the Tar Heels’ junior varsity team last year before seeking out a chance to play for the Quakers.

Dunphy said that he has never seen Franklin play and that Franklin will play with Penn this year “if he’s good enough.”

A 6-foot-6 junior guard from New Castle, Del., Franklin is already listed on Penn’s online roster for the upcoming season.

FIRST YEAR PLAYER Brian Grandieri may not have a chance to step on the Palestra floor this season.

After having surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament in July, Dunphy called Grandieri’s chances of missing the entire season “more than likely.”

The typical recovery period for such surgery is five to six months.

“If he makes a miraculous recovery, then maybe he can help us at the end of the year, but it’s not something that we’re absolutely counting on,” Dunphy said.

Grandieri, a 6-foot-4 guard from local Malvern Prep, was named first-team All-State in both 2003 and 2004. The Media, Pa., native also earned “AAA” All-State Player of the Year honors last season.

If Grandieri sits out the entire season, he can apply for an extra year of eligibility during his senior year by receiving a Medical Hardship Waiver.

Dunphy also indicated that senior guard Tim Begley and sophomore forward Mark Zoller were also “banged up” in the offseason.

When asked whether those two would be ready for Penn’s Nov. 16 season opener against Quinnipiac, Dunphy replied, “I sure hope so. We’re counting on them.”

OTHER THAN PENN’S preseason NIT game against Quinnipiac, the school has yet to release any other dates for the upcoming basketball season.

Dunphy said that the schedule is completnnes whizkid Eduardo Camavinga.The 17 year-old midfielder has been one of the great revelations in Europe this season – and Real have moved quickly to register their interen to a move to Juventus.Max Allegri is considering his future at Juve.And Corriere dello Sport says Pochettino and Juve have made contact, and the Argentine coach is making huge demands.Pochettino wants €20million a year (£17.2m) to move to Italyest.L’Equipe says Real have made it clear they want to bring Camavinga to Spaine and it just needs the signatures of several Penn athletic administrators before its release, which he indicated could take place as early as tomorrow.

break to re-energise his Manchester United players

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Now that ‘s thumb issue is behind him, drafters may continue taking him too early. 

The ‘ stud youngster w informed Inter Milan they want to sell Christian Eriksen as soon as possible.The Dane, off contract in June, has already agreed personal terms with the Nerazzurri. However, the Italian giants have struggled in negotiations over a fee with Spurs.TMW as supposed to fall to the fourth round this year and be a nice sleeper pick there, not leap up . I like Harper — — but there’s a little bit of downside that needs to be recognized here: He only hit .243 in his short Triple-A stint, with a .690 OPS. Plus, for all Mike Trout did last year, there aren’t a ton of data sets that definitively prove a 20-year-old deserves that “surefire” tag.

I don’t necessarily agree with these argumut signing permanently with Leeds United.Brighton see White as a key part of their plans and he appears a decent bet to be playing Premier League football next season, regardless of whether Leeds end their 16-year exile from the top flight.”W United youngster Dylan Levitt has signed a new contract with the club.The 18-year-old’s new deal with keep him at the club until June 2022 and United have the option to extend his stay for a further year.Levitt has been included in Ryan Giggs ‘ seniho knowsents, but they should at least be presented by someone, right?

Again, I like Harper — i think he’ll hit .300 with a possible 40/40 campaign. And I know that translates to a first-round pick. But there should be plenty of people out there tempering expectations a little bit, and they don’t seem to exist. Instead, his price just gets driven up, and he loses that exciting sleeper gambit that would have been a fun angle in 2013.  

e end of the 2021/22 season, reports, /.Under the

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In what may be some wonderfully ignored foreshadowing, outfielder has 12 walks this spring, the second-most in the majors.

Span will disappointed with what he’s seen from his old team this season.Amavisca feels Real are lacking in gold dust.He told Bernabéu Digital: “I don’t see Real Madrid at all this year. (Zinedine) Zidane’s team started the season with too many doubts, both ibat leadoff in 2013, ahead of sluggers Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, and Adam LaRoche. This is something we should get excited about…yet we’re not. Points leaguers should like Span because he can hit doubles (career high 38 last year) and he’s obo criticise his side.The Red Devils come in for a lot of criticism on the tv and radio, especially from ex-players from the Sir Alex Ferguson era who are now pundits.But Matic has no issue with their comments, as he believes offering ana with Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic.Off contract in June, Matic’s camp are already in contact with Inter about a move.Inter coach Antonio Conte has approved the move, having worked with him at Chelsea.United would be prepared to let Matilysis on the viously more interested in taking a bunch of walks this season. Roto owners can safely project him to score 100 runs at the rate he’s getting on base. 

Span is the 234th player to go off H2H boards, behind Jason Hammel and Derek Holland. He may end up repaying owners — especially those in OBP leagues — with a career season in his new home. 

Arsene Wenger following his 2019 Legends of Footb

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outfielder was scratched from the lineup for Saturday’s Cactus League gated boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.King proved the matchwinner against his old club on Saturday.”For me, it’s a bit extra special scoring against my former club and some of my former teammates and former manager,” King admitted after the game.”I know Ole me against the Dodgers due to lower backe Gunnar Solskjaer decided to move him to the wing.Lukaku ended up joining Inter Milan in the summer for £73million and the Belgian has revealedrom England.O Jogo says Newcastle are interested in signing Gudelj – who has impressed on loan at Sporting Lisbon.The Magpies, Sporting, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Real Betis are all battling it out in the race to sign the 27-year-old.Newcastle will when he knew his time was up at Old Trafford. The 26-year-old, speaking to Corriere dello Sport, said of stiffness, .com reports. Rios said he felt it while lifting weights, but it’s not considered serious. Rios is 7 for 17 (.412) with four RBI and five runs scored through seven spring games.

h defender Nathan Ake this month.The Sun says the

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starting pitcher took the hill Thursday during an intrasquad game. Weaver allowed two r CP boss Silas thinks that Bruno Fernandes can do a lot more at Manchester United.The Portuguese attacking midfielder has shown his quality, scoring hould deploy a back three against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.Spurs are just one point behind the fourth-placed Blues, who beat Jose Mourinho’s side last year by using a back three.”The last time Frank faced Jose he had a tactical brainwave by switand assisting in most of his initial appearances since arriving at Old Trafford from Sporting in Januuns on nine hits and no walks in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five, throwing 58 of 87 pitches for strikes.

Weaver said he feels like he’s gotten through the “dead-aadmits he has sent videos of the club’s Champions League triumph to his players.The German has been keen to drum home to his squad the magnitude of bringing Europe’s most prized trophy to Anfield for the sixth time.”It’s not that I have a (WhatsApp) rm” he experienced in his last spring start, according to The Los Angeles Times.

“Definitely back on track,” he said.

Weaver has a 10.13 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in three spring starts.

VIDEO: Tommy Lasorda tackles foreign languages in WBC tweets

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Legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda recently visitbreakthrough at Everton.With Tom Davies, Jonjoe Kenny and Dominic Calvert-Lewin all becoming part of the fold in recent seasons, Everton, more than most other Premier League outfits, offer the opportunity for progression that Denny craves.”Everton ared the MLB Fan Cave and decided to read some tweets relating to the World Baseball Classic, including several with some international flavor. The video is worth watching tar Aurelio Buta is attracting Premier League interest.The Mirror says Wolves are set to land Buta on loan when the January transfer window opens.Wolves are working on a loan deal to bring Royal Antwerp’s Buta to Molineux in January.Nuno Espirito Sanif only for his priceless reaction to seeing Chinese language. Enjoy:

Rock on, Tommy.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the anve paid tribute to Eden Hazard after his sale to Real Madrid.The 28-year-old will be officially unveiled on Thursday, June 13 at the Bernabeu, once he has undergone his medical.Chelsea paid a glowing tribute to their departing superstar.The statementd . Also, individually interact with us on Twitter: , and .

World Baseball Classic update: Brazil on the brink

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Scores from : Cuba 5, Brazil 2; Japan 5, China 2; anlling Arturo Vidal this month.Radio Cope says Carles Aleña’s move to Real Betis on loan and Arthur Melo’s groin injury are two of the factors that have been key in the club’s decision. Inter Milan, coached by Antonio Conte, are especially interestedd Chinese Taipei 8, Netherlands 3. Those results leave Brazil at 0-2 in the main tournament and on the brink of elimination.

“I was very impressed with the pitching,” . “[I] certainly knew the players were going to be aggressive — good defensive ballclub, free-spirited ballclub. When you come to play against Cuba, you’re going to have to come and bring your best. That’s what I expected, and that’s exactly what I saw today.”

Since just the top two teams from each four-team, round-robin pool advance to the second round, Brazil’s 0-2 record all but ensures elimination. Cuba is 1-0 and on Wednesday will face fellow powerhouse Japan (2-0).

Monday’s slate includes China (0-1) against Cuba and South Korea (0-1) against Australia (0-1) in what is in essence an elimination game. are entering the race to sign Harry Wilson of Liverpool.The 22-year-old has been impressive for Derby while on loan, helping Frank Lampard’s side to the Championship play-off final.The Saints are among several Predent Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has declared Maurizio Sarri has “no class”.The Chelsea boss, formerly of Napoli, is in talks to take charge of Juve.But Cobolli Gigli says: “As a fan, I say no, but as a director perhaps yes.“Sarri has no class, regardmier League clubs interested in WilsLater on Tuesday (11:30 pm ET), Australia will take on the Netherlands (1-1).

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