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  • he Nigerian is set to return to Liverpool after th

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    second basemZidane wants to build his new-look team around France's World Cup winning team.With Raphael Varane already on the books, AS says Zidane wants two more France internationals added in 2020.Manchester United ace Paul Pogba remains his prime midfield traan was in favor of Jeff Bianchi Friday night against the Pirates.Weeks is a .211 (4 for 19) hitter lifetime against Friday's starter A.J. Burnett. Manager Ron Roenicke has told reporters that Weeks could become less of a lock for the starting lineup. He has one hit in his last 20 at-bats.

    More News aturday.The Hornets were blown away at home by West Ham, and Cleverley thinks his team were not clinical enough in front of goal."I thought going forward we were good today; creativity wise we were really good and if we go 2-1 up it changes everythin 07/24/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/20/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/19/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/18/2017 • by RotoWire Staff third-longest serving player and has committed himself for another four years."I've been here for six years and I've loved every minute of it," he said."I want to continue that and, thankfully, to extend the stay is fantastic news for me and my famil 07/14/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/08/2017 • by RotoWire Staff
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  • was full of praise for Dani Ceballos after their

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    rookie hit a Saturday against the Dodgers, propelling Atlanta to a 3-1 win. Gattis took advantage of some last-second tips from teammate Justin Upton about hitting against reliever Kenley Jansen.

    Gattis said Upton's advice was to avoid cutters that appeared to be bound for the middle of the plate because they would break off the plate. Gattis said Upton's instruction was to wait on a pitch "starting at you, or it looks like it's starting at you. That's going to be the one that you want."

    "I remembered (Upton) said something about (Jansen) in the advance meeting, so I wanted to go to him to see what I could get," Gattis said. "Whatever I could get in an at-bat like that was going to help."

    Gattis is batting .250 (10 for 40) with two home runs, four doubles and six Milan coach Antonio Conte admits he wants to go all the way in the Coppa Italia.The Nerazzurri are into the semifinals after victory over Fiorentina.“It was a deserved win," said Conte after the match. “We're pleased to have progressed and to no RBI in 13 May games (10 starts).

    More Newu Fati to a new contract - which now includes a €170m buyout clause.The two parties decided to retain the contract's duration until 2022, with an option of two more years, but the 17-year-old will see his salary significantly improved.Fati's previos 04/01/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 10/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/02/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff meet the buyout clause of Swansea City boss Graham Potter.The Guardian says the Seagulls "have agreed to pay a £2million compensation" fee to the Championship outfit.Potter is said to have told Swansea that he wants the Brighton job as he wants to 09/06/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff
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  • ning of FC Tokyo superkid Takefusa Kubo.The former

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    outfielder was in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves, after he was pulled from Wednesday's game due to an injury to his side. Harper was batting third and playing left field.

    More News 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff nchester City's scouting system, reports Sky Sports.The FA asked both Premier League clubs for information concerning the matter, with Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards and staff members Dave Fallows and Julian Ward alleged to have hacked i 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/10/2020 • by Roetter to the mayor of Bruges.The Red Devils fans are not happy about how they were treated when they visited the city for the UEFA Euroare third in the Premier League table after seven matches, only behind Liverpool and Manchester City.He said, "I'm happy with the way the team is going."I am happy with the way the lads are playing and where we are now, so we just keep going and we tpa League round of 32 first leg against Club Brugge.Police were very hostile towards the away fans, with barbed wirtoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff
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  • ey’ve lodged a complaint against The Sun newspaper

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    The have placed pitcher on the 15-day disabled lisester City striker Gabriel Jesus believes he has developed as a player over the last 12 months.Gabriel won the Premier League title and Copa America this past season.He was criticised for his performances in a limp World Cup for Brazil and then saw ht with back and neck injuries. Lilly, who received a cortisone injection in his rib cags for Sampdoria defender Joachim Anderson.The London Evening Standard says Spurs are tracking Andersen.The 23-year-old Dane is among the possible replacements for Toby Alderweireld if the Belgian's £25million release clause is triggered by a rival ce recently, originally was scheduled to start Saturday against the Giants. Matt Magill will take his place in the rotat not think that Sean Longstaff will leave for Manchester United this summer.The Red Devils have a reported interest in the young defensive midfielder.However, Newcastle want to keep Longstaff, who broke into their first team at the end of last seasonion for now.

    Lilly went 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA through his first two starts before landing on the DL.

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  • has completed a move to Besiktas.The 24-year-old

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    outfielder doesn't have a hit in his last three games and is batting .167 (2 for 12) through six appearances, but he's happy with his progress, especially after drawing three walks in his last three games.

    "A lot oen Hazard is growing frustrated over talks dragging on with Real Madrid for his signing.The Chelsea-Transfer-News-Eden-Hazard-Real-Madrid">Daily Express says Hazard went public about his feelings after the 0-0 draw with Leicester, and the fact that hf times in the past I've been getting myself out on pitches, being a little too early on them and swinging at bad pitches and grounding out and wasting at-bats," Danks said. per .com. "I feel like the more pitches I see, the more walks I get and the better pitches I get in hitters' counts."

    Danks has started two straight games and four of the last seven. Manager Robin Ventura said Danks could continue to factor into the mix with Dayan Viciedo on the disabled list.

    "That's one of those things events in Britain because of the coronavirus, according to the Departmen.The Times the Foxes are already planning for life without Ben Chilwell by scouting Taylor.The 26-year-old's performances have gone under the radar this campaign but has been integral in a defence that has conceded just one goal in their last five gat of Culture, Media and Sport, reports BBC Sport.A meeting between the DCMS and sport governing bodies on Monday discussed potential responses if the outbreak worsens and mass gawhere you are getting guys who are getting extended opportunities that they normally wouldn't get," Ventura said. "He's going up there and battling."

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  • celona coach Quique Setien says all the pressure i

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    starter gave up all his runs in the first and second inning on Saturday against the Dodgers. He was pretty sharp after that. Hammel took a no-decision in the outing as he allowed four earned runs over six innings. He gave up a three-run homer to Andre Ethier in the first inning and a sacrifice fly RBI to Mark Ellis in the second. Hammel allowed seven hits and walked three batters with five strikeouts. He threw 113 pitches and 73 went for strikes. His ERA on the year is now at 4.74.Hammel has yet to go deeper than 6 2/3 innings in any start despite a 2-1 record. He needs to start going deeper in games. He'll get his next chance Thursday at Oakland.

    More News 03/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff insists he can handle his critics.The Gunners conceded another two goals in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Tottenham.Luiz said, "Criticism is normal. That's how it's been throughout my career, and that's especially so when you're a defender."Attackers never 03/16/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ff attempts by Chelsea to prise Mauricio Pochettino away, it has been revealed.The Sun says Levy previously rejected an unofficial approach from Chelsea for Pochettino.Pochettino has impressed as Spurs boss over the past five years, though Tottenham 03/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 02/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 10/30a star Sergi Busquets.The 27-year-old discussed his situation at the Andalusian club, his characteristics as a player and some of his thoughts on Portuguese football."My coaches know that I'm not slow," Carvalho told Eleven Sports Portugal."What seem/2018 • by RotoWire Staff
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  • Football Federation technical director Jose Couce

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    The pulled from a save opportunity in the ninth inning Sunday against the Phillies.

    Holland allowed a run on two hits after entering the game with a 9-7 lead and an out. He got an out before being removed for Kelvin Herrera, who struck out Erik Kratz to end the game.

    The Royals said they were sticking with Holland as closer earlier in the day, but it's now unclear if Holland will hold the job over Herrera.

    More News 04/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 08/13/2019 • by RotoWire Staff a new bid for Red Bull Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano in January.The Gunners made an approach for Upamecano, 20, over the summer as Unai Emery looked to bolster his back line.However, the bid of around £40million for Upamecano was rejected, with t 08/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff co Zola is backing Inter Milan's move for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.Inter coach Antonio Conte has made it clear he wants to sign the Belgium international.Zola told FCInterNews, "Lukaku would have a big impact on Inter as he has the ide 08/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/30/2019 fielder Sean Longstaff has dismissed critics of his form this season.The North-Shields born midfielder has drawn criticism from some as this season's performances fail to hit the heights of the 2018-19 campaign.The 22-year-old reveals that he is well • by RotoWire Staff
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  • hester City have a good enough squad to continue d

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    infielder went 2 for 4 with a triple and drove in three runs during Minnesota's 9-5 loss at Baltimore try Cheltsov has revealed he offered Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette to Zenit St. Petersburg.Cheltsov also revealed that the Frenchman had a release clause of £61ep Guardiola winning the Champions League again.City are in control of their last 16 tie against Real Madrid after a 2-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu this week.Puyol, now an agent, said: “Josep was my best coach, he is generally the best coach in tm in his contract with the Gunners."I offered Alexandre Lacazette to Zenit," Cheltson Friday. Dozier served as the No. 8 hitter in the lineup and registered his first RBI of the young season while also increasing his batting average to .273.

    More at Arsenal expect Unai Emery to be sacked imminently.The Spaniard looks destined to leave the Emirates after a poor start to the season.Saturday's draw leaves them eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.And now staff at the Emirates believe it is News 03/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/26/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/03/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff
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  • Colts not interested in Tom Brady, still view Philip Rivers as top QB target, per reports

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    gster has been Chelsea's first-choice striker this season and has notched 15 goals in 32 appearances."I can't complain. It's been a great season for me so far. I would like to push on. There are massive games coming up, in the Champions League also,"shook up the sports world on Tuesday morning by announcing that he in 2020, but one place he doesn't appear to be heading is the .

    shortly after Brady's declaration that the Colts "are not in the market" for No. 12 despite their apparent hunt for alternatives to incumbent starting quarterback . , meanwhrrent squad.Ince has called out Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial for their displays last term as United missed out on the top four."You've got Marcus Rashford who scored 11 goals last year and gets a new contract," hile, has suggested Indy is still considering all options at quarterback, but reiterated that fellow free agent appears to be the Colts' No. 1 target under center.

    This jibes with in February, when Holder indicated the Colts had not engaged in any dialogue with Brady or his representation at the scouting combine, and that Indy was instead focused on vetting Rivers, the longtime signal-caller, for a potential reunion with coach Frank Reich.

    Both Brady and Rivers, of course, are among the NFL's oldest starting QBs, but if the Colts were to pursue a shorter-term upgrade at the position, the latter at least has a history with current leaders of the team's coaching staff.

    As of now, the favorites to land Brady appear to be the or Los Angeles Chargers, who have already committed to moving on from Rivers. that both teams "showed Brady plenty of love" at the start of the league's legal tamperiCSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov, according to reports.The 21-year-old was the top goalscorer in the Russian Premier League last season, scoring 15 goals in 30 appearances as well as providing on seven assists.Sky Sports says Arsenal will face competng period.

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  • Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy ‘thrilled,’ gives insight into plan for 2020 and addresses age-old Dez Bryant question

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    It's officially official. Mike McCarthy is the ninth head coach in the history of the , and the first in history to pilot both the Cowboys and the . McCarthy took to the podium on Wednesday, Jan. 8 -- flanked by owner Jerry Jones and team exec Stephen Jones from the team's headquarters in Frisco, Texas -- and he instantly became the antithesis of Jason Garrett in the process.

    The usually predictable retorts from Garrett have now been replaced with an off-the-cuff McCarthy, who stole the show from even the elder Jones himself. That's no easy feat to accomplish, but it hillegations" made about the club by the agent of teenage striker Bobby Duncan.The 18-year-old's agent, Saif Rubie, accused the Reds of "mentally bullying" and "destroying the life" of the 18-year-old in a post on social media.Rubie was referring to Lints at a regime change that will see an alpha personality in McCarthy take the reins going forward. After taking a year off from coaching to evolve before jumping back into the fray, the 56-year-old is as humbled as he is starving to get to work. 

    "This past year has been a year about reflection," he said, fighting back tears. "My wife said I wouldn't make it to 10 words, and I think that's about six. ...I do need to tell a story about Saturday night -- when I was here on the interview. Here I am sitting across the table from Stephen, Jerry Jones, [Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Jerry Jones, Jr.], [vice president of player personnel] Will McClay, a decided against launching their new season kit on social media over fear of a backlash from fans, it has been revealed.The Daily Express says United opted against launching the kit via their official social media channels to avoid prompting further nd Jerry [Jones Sr.] is telling a story about the purchase of the Cowboys, and the end of the story -- he leans over to me and shakes my hand, and says 'you need to be the coach of the Dallas Cowboys.'

    "I jumped up and hugged him. And I'll stop right there. We had a hell of a time. That's a moment, and that's a story I'll be telling the rest of my life. 

    "I can't tell you how thrilled my family and I are to be here. ...To be the steward of this historic [Cowboys] franchise -- I'm really looking forward to doing that."

    The elder Jones noted his decision to select McCarthy, and swiftly, was because the organization wanted a "proven winner and team-builder at the highest level," and that the former Packers head coach "checked those boxes." An emotional McCarthy was masterful in how he addressed the media, genuine in how he nervously stammered over words to make his point thanks to his appreciation of the moment, but also infused humor into the equation by going full Ricky Bobby in "Talladega Nights" and declaring he "didn't know where to put his hands" while he spoke -- noting he's unaccustomed to holding a press conference at a table.

    Needless to say, the entire room erupted with laughter.

    While McCarthy entranced media in ways not seen since the days of Bill Parcells, he also wanted to make a few things clear regarding football logistics, as ; and as I've reported, the Cowboys are giving McCarthy carte blanche to select who stays, who goes and who gets brought in. With the expectation in place the team will see the return of offensive coordinator , the Cowboys hope the creativity of Moore will combine with the experience of McCarthy to make for a potent offensive hybrid mind -- play-calling duties themselves to be determined.

    "I thought Kellen did an excellent job, especially for being in Year 1 as a coordinator," McCarthy said of Moore. "The numbers speak for themselves. What he did with that offense is very impressive."

    Moore flipped the Cowboys offense from one of the worst in the league to the literal best, and McCarthy wants the talented 31-year-old by his side, and that should help Moore avoid replicating growing pains in Year 2. 

    The next question was rooted in McCarthy's plan for both and , and although the former is currently a free agent awaiting either an extension or a franchise tag -- one of which is guaranteed to land in a few weeks -- McCarthy spoke of Prescott in the definitive, leaving zero room for doubt when it comes to plans that include locking down Prescott for the foreseeable future. 

    "I think what Dak has done so far is very impressive," McCarthy said empathically. "He has an incredible foundation, and our system is built around making the QB successful. ...We have a great one here to work with."

    To be clear, however, building around Prescott doesn't mean McCarthy is looking to lessen the size of the meal for Elliott. 

    "First off -- Zeke is going to get the football," he said. "The best way to make the QB successful is a great run game."

    He then switched gears and made sure to address the importance of special teams, which is something that's plagued the Cowboys as of late, it being perfectly apropos to describe it as utterly abysmal. The decision to steal away special teams coordinator John Fassel from the is justifiably being viewed as a massive upgrade over Keith O'Quinn, and points the needle due north for the Cowboys in that area for 2020. With Mike Nolan set to take over as defensive coordinator, there are questions surrounding if the team will remain in their current 4-3 scheme or swap to 3-4, but McCarthy declined to answer those inquiries prior to having finalized his staff.

    All in all, it's a seemingly improved McCarthy ready to embrace analytics but to balance it with film, and one who also made sure to note how classy Garrett has been throughout this process. Jerry Jones noted when Jason Garrett was informed the team would interview McCarthy, Garrett didn't blink before offering praise, telling Jones he wouldn't find a better person to bring in.

    With Garrett now gone and McCarthy in, there was only one thing left to determine before the Cowboys ended the well-received introduction to their new head coach.

    Did catch thegame against Borussia Dortmund.But Valverde has claimed that he is yet to decide if the Argentine will play on Tuesday."We will decide tomorrow [if Messi can play]," Valverde said at Barcelona's pre-match press conference."A few days ago we were not ball in the NFC Divisional Round at Lambeau Field in 2014? 

    I can't tell you how many people from Dallas have told me about that play so it's funny. It was a great catch I can say now.

    "That was one hell of an athletic play," he said with a belly full of nervous laughter. "I asked the question about how the rule was written, and I was given the right answer by the referee so then I challenged it. If he wouldn't have answered the question the right way, Gene Steratore, I would not have challenged. I think it was clearly the technical rule at that time. 

    "Stephen has since gotten it changed on the competition committee. I can't tell you how many people from Dallas have told me about that play so it's funny. It was a great catch -- I can say now."

    And with that confession, McCarthy passed his Cowboys initiation. 

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  • 2018 NFL Draft: Here are three sleeper prospects who could be drafted in first round

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    We are nearing the pinnacle of mock draft madness.

    are busy meeting with prospects and dissecting this draft, position by position, and setting their boards. We are still two weeks away from anyone's name being called by commissioner Roger Goodell and are nestled in the calm before the storm. Not much is really happening but the draft frenzy never ends and while the true information about which teams are sold on which players hasn't even crystallized yet, the demand for daily mocks rages on.

    The football people are still being largely quiet and not wanting to tip their hands too much one way or the other. And there are always -- every year -- a small handful of players who recee.Sturridge has sent Liverpool fans wild after he revealed Kylian Mbappe used to do his famous dancing celebration.His Instagram post shows himself and Mbappe posing in what looks like a hotel lobby, along with a caption that reads: "Serious baller Kived almost no love or attention through the mock draft cycle who end up hearing their name called well before anyone projected. There are always a few players who were rated in the media as third or fourth round guys who end up going on Day 1, while other players fall.

    It's inevitable and part of the process. Could be "late-rising" defensive backs like Deone Bucannon and Byron Jones in recent years, or a pass rusher like Bruce Irvin eay night.Los Rojiblancos are now eight points behind first-place Real Madrid and remain five points behind second-place Barcelona, who play on Sunday.The hosts were the much better side in the opening exchanges at Ipurua and thought they'd taken the nd up coveted by multiple teams in the back end of the first round after hearing for months he was going a round or two later. Sometimes the players have character risks or flaws that led to them being overlooked by the mock mafia, and sometimes these are players who frankly didn't get rated nearly highly enough by young and inexperienced area scouts, but whose tape jumps out to more grizzled position coaches and coordinators once they become more deeply involved in the evaluation process.

    Whatever the reasons, it's an almost annual phenomenon and there are a few names that several of the evaluators I know the best and trust the most -- and who have steered me straight in years past in this regard -- have mentioned more than once as possibly fitting this description this time around. As these scouts begin to digest the consensus out there in the mock world, they find themselves asking why these players are not mentioned more frequently and they figure that by the time the draft actually starts these guys are gone higher than most are projecting.

    Here are three such players who have popped up in my draft research thus far:

    , C, 

    I spoke to multiple evaluators who said they believe he is one of the 3-4 best offensive linemen in this entire draft and who believe he is a plug-and-play impact starter from Day One at center. He doesn't get mentioned nearly as much as 's  -- a heck of a football player who I belie have added Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips to their shopping list.The Daily Mail says Villa manager Dean Smith wants Southampton left back Matt Targett, Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips and Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.Targett, who returnedve will go in round one -- or 's injured center , but multiple people I trust believed emphatically that this is the best center in a nice crop of interior offensive linemen. "Best center in the draft for me," one scout told me. "Maybe it's the ankle injury or something [explaining the lack of hype], but this kid reminds me of  [' stud center who was a 'surprise' first-round pick himself in 2013]." Strikes me that football guys are perfectly happy to not see his name appear in many mocks. He has a great combination of size and power, strong leadership qualities and offers experience at guard as well. With teams like Seattle, Carolina, New England (if the Pats don't trade up for a quarterback) and Minnesota possibly investing first-round picks in their line and Ragnow having not allowed a sack in his college career playing in the SEC, I have a feeling he is gone in the first round.

    Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State

    Let's begin by all agreeing with the premise that it's almost impossible to get pass rushers anymore. Quality guys almost never hit free agency in their prime, getting to the quarterback is always at a premium, and there is precious little proven pass rushers in this draft. There are projections with all of them except for perhaps Bradley Chubb, who will be gone in the top six picks, and certain warts that teams will view differently. But the guys I talk to believe Sweat has more than enough to lure someone into taking him two weeks from Thursday. "He has the best first step in this draft for me," said one evaluator who has watched him closely. "I'd put Chubb ahead of him and [Marcus] Davenport, but Sweat is the third-best pass rusher in this draft. And he's got all the numbers you look for, too -- height, weight, speed, all of it. Those guys don't last long on draft day." The issue for Sweat is a medical, primarily, with a knee perhaps worrying some teams. "Maybe he's down because people are down on him because they had him playing five-technique at Florida State at 250 pounds, but that's not how I write him up. This kid will get it done in space. He's an edge guy. Put him at outside linebacker."

    Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

    OK, this one's not exactly a sleeper. Everyone knows Brown by now and how he was considered the best left tackle in the nation at the start of the season and probably right up until his disastrous combine. And it was a disaster.  And it will cost him millions ... I'm just not convinced its going to know him down to the mid-rounds as many would suggest. The kid is massive, his dad was an impact offensive lineman, and he played against some of the best competition in college and he dominated. Obviously, there are concerns, but in a draft this bereft of tackles -- and where the perceived top one, Notre Dame's Mike McGlinchey, is more solid than spectacular and some teams think he may have to play on the right side -- there are really gonna be 100 kids taken before him? "He is the best left tackle in this draft and it's not even close," one scout told me. "Just watch the tape. Go back to the tape. He doesn't get beat. They can't get around him. Yeah, his 40 [yard dash] was horrible, but look at the first 10 yards. It's much better. What tackle is running more than 10 yards?" If I was doing a mock today I would be tempted to slot him 32nd to the Eagles (with Jason Peters nearing the end). Yeah, he might not ever get stronger and he wont be able to get by on size alone at the next level, and there is bust potential, but he's also 6-feet-7 and a first-team All American playing a premium position in a draft with almost no short things at left tackle. I don't think his slide will be as long as others seem to believe it will be.

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  • These 12 seconds convinced the Panthers that D.J. Moore was their guy

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    A season ago, rookie running back led the in receptions with 80, though he averaged just 8.1 yards per reception. Wideout , a possession receiver, was next with 63. He was followed by two players no longer with the team, (32 catches) and (30), and Greg Olson, the big-play tight end who suffered a broken ankle and managed just 17 catches in seven games.

    It should come as no surprise that the Panthers' offseason plan included giving quarterback a legit downfield threat. And with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2018 , Carolina did just that, selecting Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore.

    Retired Panthers legend going so far as to say, "They have never been able to replace me ... until today."

    CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco was impressed too, .

    So what sold the Panthers on Moore's talen to Brighton at the Emirates on Thursday.The Seagulls were deserved winners against a disjointed Gunners outfit, lead by caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg.Graham Potter's side neglected to change their attacking tactics in North London and the riskts?

    In a word, this:

    That was the play -- 12 seconds from snapromotion playoff final.Lampard revealed victory over Leeds United was his sweetest moment in a glory-laden football career.He said: "The feeling I've had here matches anything I've had in football, the way I'm feeling right now."I wanted it so much. to score -- that caught the attention of Carolina wide receivers coach Lance Taylor.

    "Amazing," is how Taylor described to Moore's zig-zagging 92-yard touchdown against Nebraska in 2016. "That play was unbelievable. He should have been tackled at least 15 times and there's only 11 defensive players. There were a couple of guys that had multiple misses on the same play. For him to score on that play was one of those 'wow' moments."

    After the Panthers' 2017 season concluded, Taylor began scouting college wide receivers and nothing Moore had done in the year since that touchdown against the Cornhuskers had changed his opinion.

    "From the time I started watching his film right after our season was over, he checked all the boxes," Taylor continued. "It worked out perfectly for us to get the guy we liked for a long time. He fits what we do and want to do. He's a great complement and asset and weapon to the other weapons we have."

    And Moore could quickly emerge as Newton's primarpoint a top-class manager to replace Marco Silva, reports BBC Sport."Hopefully the club will find the right one," Ferguson said. "We want the best in the world managing our club."Before his first match in temporary charge, Ferguson said it was not "ry weapon. After all, Steve Smith doesn't call everyone his spirit animal capable of "instant grits all day long."

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  • Raiders Game Preview vs. Chiefs: Analysis, prediction, TV info

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    Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. (grass, outdoors) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS) Chiefs by 1.5 Sunny with temperatures in the low 50s at kickoff. Raiders (Overall: 2-4, AFC West: 0-2); Chiefs (Overall: 1-5, AFC West: 0-1); Two most recent meetings -- Dec. 24, 2011: Raiders 16, Chiefs 13 OT; Oct. 23, 2011: Chiefs 28, Raiders 0. Chiefs lead regular-season series 53-48-2 and postseason series 2-1. The Rdo Berahino has hit back at former Stoke City teammate Glen Johnson.Berahinoe ran out 5-3 winners over Kosovo in an enthralling contest in Southampton.Lazio's Valon Berisha got the visitors off to a flying start after just one minute, before Raheem Sterling equalised after eight minutes.Harry Kane and an own goal from Mergim has expressed his disappointment at the ex-Liverpool fullback's comments about his attitude and questioned why he never confronted him during their time together at Stoke. "aiders dug themselves a 17-3 first-half hole last week and had to wage a furious comeback to beat lowly Jacksonville, 26-23, in overtime. They can't afford another slow start on the road against the Chiefs, who, like Jacksonville last week, are coming off a bye and had extra time to rest and prepare for the Raiders. The Jaguars unveiled some new looks of offense and defense that the Raiders hadn't seen on tape. They can expect top goal scorer Everton Soares.That's according to theManchester Evening News.The club are looking for options to replace the Inter Milan-bound Romelu Lukaku and the Red Devils are said to consider Soares a top target.The 23-year-old broke into the more surprises and another energized opponent Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. SS , OLB and -- the Raiders' top three tacklers -- should have a busy day Sunday against the Chiefs and lightning-fast RB . Charles is averaging a league-best 98.5 rushing yards per game and rushed for 233 yards against New Orleans. He can turn missed tackles into long touchdown runs. The Raiders' run defense has climbed to 13th in the , a big improvement over recent seasons. This is no time for a step back. If the Raiders can contain Charles, then the front four -- DTs Richard Seymour and and DEs and -- can turn up the pass-rush heat and force QB into mistakes. Quinn will make his second start this season and second since the 2009 season. Raiders QB and WRs and vs. Chiefs CBs Stanford Routt and : The Chiefs rank a solid 13th against the pass, but Tampa Bay QB tore them apart two weeks ago, completing 15 of 26 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns with a passer rating of 124.7. Routt, a former Raider, had a particularly rough day against the Bucs and will be determined to have a better showing against his ex-teammates. Starting CB Shawntae Spencer (sprained right foot) and starting RT (groin) will be out for the fifth straight game. Starting CB (broken shoulder blade) is on IR/designated for return. Backup DT (elbow) is questionable, but Raiders coach Dennis Allen expects him to play. Reserve TE (hamstring) missed the past three games but practiced all week and will likely play, although he's listed as questionable. Raiders kicker loves kicking at Arrowhead Stadium. He's made 28 of 32 field goals in his career at Kansas City, and from 2003-2010 he was a perfect 18 for 18. Last Dec. 24 at Arrowhead, the Raiders beat the Chiefs 16-13 in overtime, and Janikowski made a 36-yard game-winner. First-year Chiefs cornerback Stanford Routt played his first seven seasons with the Raiders, who drafted him in the second round in 2005 out of Houston. The Raiders released him after last season, and he signed as a free agent with Kansas City. ... Raiders special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman coached Kansas City's special teams from 2009-2011. ... Raiders senior offensive assistant Al Sauders spent 15 seasons as an assistant coach with the Chiefs. Running back has rushed for 2,951 yards in his career and needs 49 more to become the 12th player in Raiders history with at least 3,000 career rushing yards. The Raiders have won five straight games at Arrowhead Stadium, their all-time longest road winning streak in the series.

    "(The Raiders) are coming in and they're a good team and a fast team and they play dirty. We've got to come out swinging. We've got to be ready for that. You can let these guys come in and if they do it and you let them do it, they're going to enjoy themselves doing it and they'll run over you. So you have to be prepared for that and stay with the game plan. They Raiders, they come in, they cheapshot, they hit you. I'm not saying (any) names. It is what it is. We've got to be ready to play and keep our composure, stay poised and be able to get this win."-- Chiefs LB to the Kansas City Star. "If somebody's talking about you, you're doing something right. You're doing something good. We play hard. We don't play dirty. But everybody has a right to their own opinion. Obviously, divisional opponents are going to feel it a little more because it's a rivalry. Those weeks are different. You just see it and you keep moving. He plays hard. I was surprised to hear it from him. I could expect it from some other people, but from him I was real surprised because he plays hard, he's a tough guy. To each his own." -- Raiders FB

    The return home next week to play 3-4 Tampa Bay, which is coming off a 36-17 win Thursday night over Minnesota and has won two of its past three games. After that, they hit the road to play Baltimore. Raiders 24, Chiefs 17Follow Raiders reporter Eric Gilmore on Twitter .

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  • Bills Injury Report: Shawne Merriman has good week

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    Four  defensive contributors are officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Tennessee, but they’re looking good to play against the Titans.

    DT (ankle), CB Terrence McGee (knee), DL Spencer Johnson (ankle) and SS (ankle) were all limited on Friday, but coach Chan Gailey sounded optimistic regarding their chances. Out of those four players, McGee was the most limited during the week, but he said after practicing Friday that he’ll be dressed for the Titans.DE ’s conditioning was good in his first week back with the Bills, giving him a chance to dress Sunday.“He did good,” Gailey said. “There’s a good possibility he’ll be able to play this week.”LT (ankle) and RG (ankle) are out for Sunday’s game, but Gailey believes they will both be ready for Buffalo’s game against Houston following their Week 8 bye. DE (knee) is also out against Tennessee.

    al are prepared to offer new terms to w club for Eliaquim Mangala.City have granted the Frenchman a free transfer, but he remains on the books at the Etihad.A return to Porto fell through last month and City are eager to move him on.MangManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he has too many centre-halves.The Norwegian concedes it's a problem to "solve".Solskjaer said, "It will be for us to solve, and of course I have too many central defenders to keep everyone happy."But we need to win matches, we need to perform."So we will choose the players that will give us the greatest chance of winning matches."ala still has a year to run on his current deal, thLucas Torreira.Calciomercato.com says Arsenal are planning talks with midfielder Torreira.The Uruguayan international is the subject of interest from AC Milan, who want to reunite Torreira with former manager MarFor more updates on the Bills, follow correspondent Mark Ludwiczak on Twitter and.

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  • Here’s one change Eagles’ Reid shouldn’t make

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    The  have a new defensive coordinator, with coach Andy Reid warning that more changes are possible before the team resumes play Oct. 28 ry has a big future in the game.Speaking with Foot Mercato, Lemina sees Valery soon breaking into the senior France squad.Lemina said, "Yan Valéry is a good friend. I'm happy for him. "When I saw him coming in first team, he was very shy, he was notagainst Atlanta. The assumption is that quarterback could be next, with Reid on Tuesday offering lukewarm support for the embattled quarterback.

     

    That means he's thinking about it, but I don't see it happening ... and here's why: Because it can Kevin de Bruyne is full of praise for his record-breaking teammate Sergio Aguero.Aguero scored a hat-trick against Aston Villa to overtake Thierry Henry as the highest ever overseas Premier League goalscorer, finding the net on 177 occasions.He also't.

     

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    To sit down Vick, Reid would have to turn to rookie backup , and, sorry, that's a risk not worth taking. Not now, it's not. Yeah, I know, Vick continues to commit a raft of turnovers at an alarming rate -- his 13 are more than all but four teams -- but Reid can't bench him now because he has no idea what he has behind him.

     

    Granted, Foles was terrific in preseason, and the Eagles seemed to operate more effectively under his direction than they did with Vick. I get that. But I also get that there's no margin for error for Reid or the Eagles. They must win, and they must win now.

     

    So they’re 3-3. The season is not even halfway over. Still, you want to tell me you'll take your chances by sitting a veteran you entrusted with the position in favor of an unknown you think might be better? I don't think so.

     

    In 2008, an exasperated Reid benched starter Donovan McNabb at the half of a game that he would lose to Baltimore, replacing him with the inexperienced Kevin Kolb. Critics called for Kolb to stay in the lineup, but they didn't know Reid. He knew what he had in McNabb, and he knew he offered him his only chance to win.

     

    So he started him the rest of the season.

     

    The Eagles were 5-5-1 then and seemingly headed for the discard pile. Only McNabb rallied the club to a 9-6-1 finish and took it to its fifth conference championship game in eight years.

     

    There are a few things worth noting there. First, Kolb was not a rookie but a second-year backup with a slim record of nine passes. Nevertheless, there was a resume. Second, the season was far more advanced. Third, Reid was not under a win-or-else ultimatum. Fourth, and most importantly, Reid stood by his veteran.

     

    Maybe this would be different if Reid knew what he had in Foles, if he saw him operate during the regular season. But he hasn't, and to hand him the ball now would be more of a gamble than turning an offensive line coach into a defensive coordinator. Reid tried that, and it didn't work. A similar mistake at quarterback almost certainly would signal the end of Reid's tenure in Philadelphia.

     

    OK, I know what you're saying: Look what's going on with other rookie quarterbacks in the league. They're successful. They're not making the mistakes that Vick is. They're not taking the beating that Vick is. So how much of a risk can this really be?

     

    A huge one, that's what, and with no safety net if it fails.

     

    Look, the teams that start rookie quarterbacks are doing it for a reason: They weren't very good last season.  They had to do something, anything, to improve themselves, so they changed people at the most important position and hoped it would make a differencg on the Premier League table.The Toffees head to Anfield on Wednesday as heavy underdogs, with Marco Silva's side sitting in 17th.On Everton's current table position, Klopp said: "The table tells the full truth at the end of the season but not in the.

     

    With the exception of Seattle, expectations for those teams were low, with owners and fans allowing them a wide margin of error. They knew what you and I do -- namely, that it takes time to develop rookie quarterbacks -- and that's precisely the problem here.

     

    Because time is what Andy Reid does not have.

     

    If he were going to make a change, I'd suggest it might be safer to turn to third-stringer . I mean, at least the guy has started and won before -- going 5-1 through the first five games of 2008 in Buffalo before the roof collapsed.

     

    But here's my question: If you're a head coach with little job security, do you really want to put your future in the hands of Trent Edwards? I don't, and I can't imagine Reid does, either. So it's Nick Foles or nothing, and I vote for nothing.

     

    Look, for all his mistakes, Vick still is the guy behind three fourth-quarter drives that won games. He's also the guy who had his team ahead in the final two minutes of its last two losses. And he's someone who took Atlanta to a conference championship game in 2004, the Eagles to the division title two years ago and Philadelphia to four straight victories at the end of 2011.

     

    Bottom line: He's someone Reid knows can win.

     

    But Foles? We know nothing about him other than what happened last summer, and, I understand, his record was terrific. In fact, it was better than Vick's. So was Edwards'. But those are games that didn't count, and that's important to remember. I watched Ryan Leaf in the summer of his rookie season, when he completed 60.5 percent of his passes and produced a passer rating of 80.3, and I was impressed. 

     

    Then the regular season began, and Leaf self-destructed.

     

    I'm not trying to compare Nick Foles to Ryan Leaf. Hardly. What I am trying to say is preseason results don't necessarily translate to regular-season success. It would take a giant leap of faith for Reid to put Foles on the field, and I just don't see that happening unless you are A) out of options, B) desperate or C) playing for next year.

     

    The Eagles are not desperate. They're one game out of first place in the NFC East, trailing a team that they already defeated. They're not out of options, either. Last time I checked, Vick was still standing. And they're not playing for next year. What they are doing is playing the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons in 12 days, and that's another reason this can't happen.

     

    What? You want to start a rookie against an unbeaten opponent that has the NFL's 11th-best pass defense, leads the league in takeaways, is third in interception percentage and ranks seventh in sacks per pass and sixth in points allowed? Not me. I'll take my chances with Vick until I'm sure I can’t win with him.

     

    I'm not there yet, and my guess is that Reid isn't, either -- though, clearly, he's weighing his choices. When he said on Tuesday that Vick was his quarterback "as I sit here today," it sounded a lot like his pronouncement the day before regarding Juan Castillo, the defensive coordinator whom he later fired.

     

    But there's a big difference: With Castillo, Reid knew what he had behind him, and that's an experienced assistant in Todd Bowles. With Vick, he doesn't.

     

    And that's why this shouldn't happen. Because it can't. Not now, it can't.

     

     

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