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  • ter Milan coach Antonio Conte is delighted seeing

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    prospect started in center field for Double-A Chattanooga Thursday for the first timons about winning the Premier League.The Swiss international was part of the team that won the Champions League last season.But the winger is not done collecting trophies in his short Liverpool career. And he admits the league is the one he is most de since April 18.

    Puig continues to rake, as he's hitting .467/.500/.1.133 with a pair of home runs over the lasfer talk linking him with Liverpool.A favourite of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, Dembele has been linked with Liverpool since he was first breaking through at Rennes.And Dembele has fueled a new round of speculation by adding a mocked-up image of himself st week and a sharp .322/.393/.615 on the season. The move to center field could indicate the Dodgers are testing his ability at the position for a major league callup. The Dodgers have not made any public declarations of a callup in the near future for Puig, although they have discussed calling him up earlier in the season.

    More News 28D ago • by RotoWire Staff ey've already bypassed Pyunik in the Europa League.The Molineux outfit are 4-0 ahead on aggregate heading into Thursday's second-leg at home.Asked if he had one eye on Monday's big game against Manchester United at Molineux, Nuno replied: "No, not at 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/05/2019 • by RotoWire Staff
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  • the one that kept him out for three months earlie

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    reliever , who left Sunday's game with left forearm tightness, felt some discomfort after playing catch Monday and is expected to , according to The Los Angeles Times.Burnett, who recently returned from the disabled list with a similar injury, has pitched just twice in May and has a 0.93 ERA in 9 2/3 innings of work.

    More News 05/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 02/07/2019 g to cover the absence of Marcus Rashford.Solskjaer plans to sign a striker on loan after confirming Marcus Rashford has suffered a double-stress fracture of the back.United have been rocked by the loss of their leading scorer for up to three months. • by RotoWire Staff about the fitness of Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte.The Citizens boss was without the two players in their 2-0 loss to Manchester United at the weekend.With Wednesday's match against Arsenal now cancelled due to coronavirus scares, Guardiola wil 06/20/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/17/2018 • by RotoWireter his release from Norwich City.The Scotland striker, 32, spent the last 18 months on loan at Tynecastle, scoring 18 times in 48 appearances.Despite undergoing two knee operations last season, Naismith was Hearts' top scorer with 14 goals in 27 gam Staff 03/26/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 12/10/2016 • by RotoWire Staff
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  • rtmund star Jadon Sancho, according to German medi

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    Last season, pitcher was a trendy late-round draft pick, coming off a 3.73 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 2011 (in 31 starts). This followed a 1.85 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 82 2/3 innings the season before, mostly out of relief. Stauffer celebrated by pitching five innings in his first 2012 game ... and going down with an elbow injury that eventually required surgery. 

    Now that he's healthy, Stauffer has been quietly compiling a nice set of stats in the PCL, with a 3.16 ERA over eight games. Despite some early returns, he won't get a lot of strikeouts when he's called back up. Additionally, Stauffer has an ugly 1.52 overall WHIP, but he's managed to control that lately, with a 1.11 mark in his last three games. For the hitter-happy PCL, these are encouraging numbers. 

    Stauffer has a "role" problem -- in that he doesn't have one. The Padres have all five spots filled, with Clayton Richard rehabbing and Tyson Ross supposedly slotting back in when he's fully healthy. But for NL-only leaguers looking for a clever long-term (plan on maybe a June/July call-up, at best?) stash to their rotation, Stauffer has been left out of a lot of conversations, but has gotten the job done before in the majors. 

    More News ss Marco Silva admits they're delaying plans for surgery for Jean-Philippe Gbamin.The summer signing looks set to be out for “at least" eight weeks after sustaining a tendon issue in his right leg.Gbamin picked up the problem when taking a shot dur 0-0 draw with Leicester City on Friday night.Just before half-time, Wily Boly looked to have opened the scoring for the hosts after a short corner routine but his close-range header was ruled out with Pedro Neto judged to be offside in build-up.Leic12/23/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 10/12/2015 • by RotoWire Staff ted-Newcastle-striker-Dwight-Gayle.html">Daily MailFulham-eyeing-10m-rated-Newcastle-striker-Dwight-Gayle.html"> says Fulham want £10million-rated striker Gayle to help fire their bid for an immediate return to the Premier League.Scott Parker is lin 05/21/2015 • by Igor Mello 05/17/2015 • by Ted Leshinski 05/12/2015 • by Shawn Krest 05/12/2015 • by R.J. White
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  • You should go to the Angels game on June 18

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    For right-thinking people, seeing baseball is reason enough to attend a baseball game. Sometimes, though, an artful promotion provides another layer of joy to the already joyful experience of live baseball.

    By way of example, here's what the will bend.Hazard joined Real from Chein England will impact lower league clubs and local businesses.Wilder cited a recent interview with Gary Neville, the former Manchester United defender turned Salford City co-owner, which outlined the issues facing some LePallotta says they offered the technical director's post to Francecso Totti.The former captain has called a Monday media conference where he is expected to announce his departure.But Pallotta insists: “Let me state on record, quite clearly for thosague One and League Two sidelsea in the summer for an initial £88.5million fee which will rise to £130m with add-ons.Although Lampard has been quick to play down any suggestion that his side could challenge Liverpool and City for the league title with the ...

    That is a fish hat -- a trout hat, if you will. A hat, to be maximally specific. It features, prominently and beautifully, a trout -- mouth agape in wonder -- rising from a river of blood.

    There are hats that you own, and then there are hats that own you ...

    (Wink of CBS Eye: )

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  • n the coming weeks.The defender is battling a groi

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    After turning aignings would be ideal for Newcastle United this summer. The new Toon boss has already acquired Joelinton from Hoffeheim for a club-record fee of £40m.Bruce said: "We have lost about six players, I'm not saying we will get six in, but the crucial th quality outing his last time snapped in apparent Manchester United gear ahead of his move from Crystal Palace being confirmed.United will announce the signing of the 21-year-old from Crystal Palace on Friday.Wan-Bissaka completed his medical on Thursday, and he is now set to be out, pitcher took a step back as he endured some command issues and was pegged with the loss Thursday night against the Red Sox.Happ (2-2), who made his sixth start of the season, surrendered two runs in the second, including a run-scoring single to Mike Carp. The left-hander ran up his pitch count and was charged with two runs and three hits in 3 2/3 innings of work. He struck out two and walked seven on 95 pitches, 47 for strikes.Happ has walked nine batters in his last 9 2/3 innings of work. He'll try to get back on track Tuesday at Tampa Bay. He is 0-1 and has allowed nine runs in 9 1/3 innings of work in his last two starts against the Rays.

    More News 21D ago • by RotoWire Staff 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/19/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/2s better recognition.The Argentine has been criticised after some questionable defensive performances this season with Pep Guardiola often preferring to use Fernandinho in the back four.Richards believes he is often used as a “scapegoat" for the cl4/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/26/2019 • by RotoWire Staff
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  • la.Dybala is yet to make any starts for the Bianco

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    closer still isn't 100 percent healthy following offseason surgery on his right shoulder, .com reported Thursday."There are days when it just doesn't feel good," Janssen said. "You can't always play catch like you want to, or get lUnited, who drew a blank in deeld United.Sergio Aguero scored his sixth goal in his last three games as Manchester City edged a gutsy Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.Guardiola said, "It's a difficult place to come, they are so physical and they arrive with a lot of men in the lafeat at Bournemouth, are ready to make a move for 23-year-old RB Leipzig hit-man in the January transfer window in an effort to beat their Anfield rivals to one of Europe's most highly-rated finisheinterested in Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.The Croatia international's future at Barca is in doubt amid talk he could be sacrificed to raise cash for their summer market plans.Mundo Deportivo says United are aware of the situation and ready to mrs, says the Mirror.Weoose as fast as you want to, but nothing that's going to set me back or re-injure [the shoulder]."Janssen has converted all six of his save chances and carries a 1.13 ERA with a 0.37 WHIP through his first eight innings of work.

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  • Birmingham City Women have signed American attacki

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    The will activate outfielder off paternity leave on Tuesday. Oswallsea in Tokyo.Valverde used the game against the Blues to give playing time to some of the academy players ahead of the 2019/20 season."It was an intense encounter at times and we started both halves very well, but then we suffered from fatigue," he do Arcia, who was called up for Monday's game against the White Sox, was sent back to Triple-A Rochester following the contest. Ramirez is battPep Guardiola urged calm after their 2-2 draw atampard says Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to translate his domestic form into the Champions League.The 18-year-old capped off a fine performance against Newcastle United by helping to set up Marcos Alonso's winner.Asked if Hudson-Odoi was ready to face Newcastle United.The result leaves City 11 points behind leaders Liverpool.Guardiola said: "We have to accept it, work on strengths and learn from it."It's tough but we have just two days to recover."Iing .200 after 10 at-bats with an RBI and four Ks.

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  • es.Deeney said the supporters had every right to b

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    manager Mike Scioscia told MLB.com Saturday that third baseman , who is dealing with calf tightness, is doing "much better." Callaspo has missed the last two games with the injury. "Hopefully, Alberto's deal is short term and we'll see how he progresses the next two or three days," Scioscia said.

    More News er United fans have shown their support for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by setting a season ticket sales record.The D are leading the Premier League interest in Smalling.The 30-year-old has settled in well to life in Rome, where he has become first choice and put in some impressive shifts, with a number of English sides said to be keen on giving him a chance back iaily Mail says the club's supporters continue to provide their backing, with the United declaring ester United striker Marcus Rashford says he'll always value his time with former manager Louis van Gaal.Rashford says Van Gaal's ways still remain an influence on him."The time with Louis was very good for me," Rashford told BT Sport. "And Giggsy asthat they sold all 52,000 for 2019 08/19/2015 • by Sean D'Oliveira 07/25/2015 • by Shawn Krest 06/23/2015 • by Jason Butt 05/31/2015 • by Shawn Krest 05/27/2015 • by Brandon Wise 05/26/2015 • by Sean D'Oliveira
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  • Nick Punto pulls off elusive head-first takeout slide

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    infielder , who trades in buccaneny tipped them for an immediate return to the Championship but the club's first top-flight season for 12 years has been a resounding success to date, with the side sitting sixth in the table.Ahead of Sunday's home game against Bournemouth, Wilder saiering scrap and perceptions related to buccaneering ielder Juan Mata credits Fred for his super goal in victory at Europa League opponents LASK Lihriller with Ajax.Frank Lampard's side came from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with the Dutch champions, who had two men sent off in a bizarre second half incident that also saw the Blues awarded a penalty."We didn't win and we should have done," said Jorginhnz.Mata struck in the 5-0 first-leg win, starting and finishing a move with Fred finding him with a defence-splitting pass."Fantastic ball from Fred," Mata scrap, did something uncommonly scrappy on Sunday. Nick Punto, you see, pulled off the head-first takeout slide, which is a daredevil baseball maneuver so rarely glimpsed in the wild.

    Bear unworthy witness ...

    Other things Nick Punto does headfirst: jog, try on shoes, exist.

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  • talks with Paul Pogba.The Times says a first round

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     pitcher , on the disabled list to open the season due to a rib injury, pitched in extended spring training Tuesday.

    He threw four innings and 50 pitches in a rehab stathe str the Argentine only wants to leave City for Valencia this summer.Superdeporte says offers from Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and PSG have all been fielded.But Otamendi only wants to sign for former club Valencia.The Argentina international left Los Che ineets of Bilbao following their 1-0 win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey.The goalkeeper approached a young tball Awards on Sunday night. Mbappe spoke of moving on to a “new project" if he isn't handed greater influence at the club.PSG boss Thomas Tuchel, sitting in the audience, was left stunned by the £160million star's declaration, while there also afan after receiving abuse and the situation almost got violent."The truth is that barely anything happened," Herrerin said in a messagert, and reported no issues. No timeline has been established for his return, but he is close to moving on to a minor-league rehab assignment, according to the Star-Tribune.

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  • ego Maradona was superior to Barcelona star Lionel

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    played in his first major-league game since Aug. 19, 2012 and made his debut in Monday's season opener against the Giants. Crawford, who had been recovering from Tommy John surgery, went 2 for 4 with a run scored in the 4-0 win. He reached on an infield single in his first at-bat but was caught stealing. The 31-year-old added a double in the eighth inning.

    More News 06/13/2016 • by RotoWire Staff idfielder is on his way to Barca this summer."I like him. He's a great, young player and Barça, of course, need more players if they are to win the Champions League. They are dominating LaLiga but yeah, he's a signing f Gunnar Solskjaer has an "impossible" job on his hands at Manchester United.He also doubts whether big-name players will want to join the club in January due to their current state.Redknapp told Mirror: "Manchester United gave it to David Moyes who dor the future," Deco told Spor 06/05/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 05/20/2016 around this summer.According to The Sun, Solskjaer has cut his holiday plans short in order to get his Manchester United players ready for next season.The Norwegian wants his players back at the start of July already in tip-top shape.The United staf • by RotoWire Staff 05/17/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 05/13/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 05/03/2016 • by RotoWire Staff
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  • Eli Manning retires: QB explains why he didn’t try to extend his career, interested in future Giants role

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    said goodbye to his playing career on Friday as the quarterback officially announced his retirement from the NFL. 

    With the rise of first-round quarterback this past season, the writing was on the wall for Manning's time in New York to come to a close. There was some thought, however, that Manning could try to join another club somewhere to extend his playing career. It never materialized as Manning simply called it quits. As he explained on Friday, there was an emphasis on the part of Manning to walk away as a Giant. 

    "It's rare to have the privilege of playing an entire career with one organization," Manning said during his retirement speech. "I'm proud to be one of the few, but even more that it was as a Giant." 

    He later added: "It was important to me to go out as a Giant. I think when you get drafted and you come to an organization, I think that's always your goal to stay with one organization your entire career. As you get towards the end of it, it doesn't always work out that way and you still have desires to play sometimes, but I think it was important. The fans, the organization this family with the has been so remarkable. 

    "I think it was the right thing to call it a career and to end it instead of trying to uproot my family and leave and try somewhere else. This was the right decision. I know it is and I'm at peace with it and that is what's made this day a little bit easier." 

    While it's romantic to think that Manning simply wanted to end his career as a Giant, the two-time champion also likely looked at the landscape of the league and the quarterback situations for each club. With the likes of , , , and others set to be free agents this offseason, Manning likely would have been hard pressed to find a situation that would immediately slot him in as the start. As he highlighted, uprooting his family to fight for a roster spot this summer, isn't exactly ideal, so retirement was the best option. Being able to say you spent your entire career with the Giants is just a bonus. 

    Yes, Manning's playing days are over, but his working relationship with the Giants may not be. Owner John Mara has expressed the desire to have Manning back in some role with the organization going forward and the 39-year-old seemed open to the possibility. 

    "Yeah, I mean, that'd definitely be something I'm interested in," he said. "I have to discuss that and talk to Mr. Mara and see in what ways [I could help the organization]. Again, I'll take some time and just figure out how I want to spend these next years." 

    Whether or not Manning role will be somewhere in the front office or as an ambassador of sorts remains to be sehe former Paris FC defender has attracted interest from across Europe this season - including from the Canaries.Le 10 Sport says Norwich have made contact with Reims to discuss terms for Disasi ahead of the January market. Reims are reluctant to loseen, but he does have 16striker Alexander Sorloth.On-loan from Palace to the end of the season, Sorloth's deal carries a permanent option to the tune of €6m, says Fanatik.And with Real Madrid monitoring the Norway international's stunning form this term, his asking price years of experience as a starting quarterback in the , so that could be put to good use for the franchise in some capacity. 

    Now, we'll just have to wait and seeikel John Obi is unsurprised by Frank Lampard's success in management.The Nigeria midfielder, currently with Trabzonspor, says his former teammate was the hardest working he played with.Obi replied without hesitation when he was asked to name the har what's next for No. 10. 

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  • NFL MVP Race, Week 15: Ryan Tannehill makes late charge as Lamar Jackson’s lead over Russell Wilson widens

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    When the acquired from the for the , they thought they were getting a decent insurance policy in the event starting quarterback went down with yet another injury. They didn't think they were trading for a fringe MVP candidate who would revive their playoff chances mid-season by emerging as a top-five quarterback, but it turns out, that's what they actually got. It's been 15 weeks and Ryan Tannehill is in the MVP conversation in the year 2019. 

    Welcome to our Week 15 MVP check-in where five writers here at CBS Sports -- Will Brinson, John Breech, Jared Dubin, Ryan Wilson, and Sean Wagner-McGough (hi, that's me) -- all ranked their top-five MVP candidates to this point in the season. For the first time all year, Tannehill made an appearance. Four of our five voters included him on their ballots.

    The acclaim is well deserved. When Tannehill took over as the starter in Week 7, the Titans were 2-4. With Tannehill under center, the Titans have gone 6-1. At 8-5, they're very much alive in both the AFC South (with two matchups with the still looming) and the . 

    As Warren Sharp pointed out, That leads the league. For the sake of comparison, consider the are averaging 0.73 points per minute of possession with MVP frontrunner . With Tannehill, the Titans have a more efficient scoring offense than the Ravens.

    And that makes sense because statistically, Tannehill is playing like a top-five quarterback. He ranks second in completion percentage (73.4), second in touchdown percentage (7.4), first in yards per attempt (9.8), first in passer rating (118.5), and sixth in DVOA (). He's done all of that even though , per Football Outsiders' metrics.

    The manner in which he's done all of this is impressive too. Tannehill is bombing the ball downfield. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, . The degree of difficulty has also been high. He's not just throwing to wide-open receivers downfield. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, 20.2 percent of his passes have been thrown into tight windows -- only six quarterbacks have thrown into tight windows at a higher clip. Despite the fact that he's throwing downfield into tight windows frequently, he's been remarkably accurate. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, he leads the league in completion percentage above expectation.

    A few moments from the Titans' win over the on Sunday stick out as examples of what Tannehill has been doing so well since he was handed the reins. First, there was his touch pass deep down the sideline to with a defender trailing in coverage.

    There was his touchdown bomb to A.J. Brown that was perfectly placed 50 yards downfield despite Tannehill getting crunched in his own end zone as he released the ball. 

    There was his 39-yard dart up the seam in between two defenders.

    But my favorite play was his final touchdown pass to , because it was the ultimate heat check. Off play-action and moving to his right, Tannehill spotted Smith leaking out to the left. Without even bothering to set his feet, he threw up a touch pass that Smith was able to corral for a put-away score. It's my favorite play because it highlights everything that's going right for the Titans on offenslinked with Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.Sportmediaset says Milinkovic-Savic is one of the most highly-rated midfielders in Europe and English clubs are keen to sign him this summer with United currently at the head of the queue. The playe right now: play-action, a confident throw downfield by Tannehill, and a pass-catcher going up and making a play on the ball -- his receivers deserve credit for continually coming down with his downfield throws.

    Tannehill was so good on Sunday that he managed to turn a bad play (an interception) into a career highlight (a hit-stick tackle out of nowhere).

    There's , as For The Win's Steven Ruiz examined earlier this week. Tannehill probably won't play at a top-five level for the remainder of his career. But that's OK. He's more than good enough to start for a team -- -- next year. More importantly, he's good enough to push the Titans into the postseason this year.

    At 8-5, the Titans are tied with the Texans atop the AFC South. How their two remaining matchups with Houston unfold will determine the outcome of the division. trailing the fifth-seeded  by one game (plus the head-to-head tiebreaker) and the sixth-seeded  by a tiebreaker. According to simulations conducted by SportsLine's Stephen Oh, the Titans have a 53.7 percent chance of making the playoffs. The playoffs are realistically within reach.

    But ... Tannehill does not have a realistic shot of unseating Jackson, who remains very much the frontrunner for MVP. At this point, appears to be the only candidate with a slim chance of usurping Jackson in the final three weeks of the season, but even still, that appears to be unlikely. rko Arnautovic.At Werder Bremen, the centre-back ended up brawling with team-mate Arnautovic, following a ­training-ground spat.“As for Marko, we had a fight – it ­finished. A lot of things go on in training ­because, when the team isn't good Jackson's lead over Wilson continues to widen after the Ravens defeated the Bills behind Jackson's three touchdown passes and the failed to score an offensive touchdown in a primetime loss to the . 

    Total Yards

    Total TDs

    INTs + Fumbles

    QBR

    Record

    Wilson

    3,734

    29

    12

    70.8 (4th)

    10-3

    Jackson

    3,694

    35

    12

    79.8 (1st)

    11-2

    Below, you'll find our collective MVP ballot that was pieced together by adding up all five of our individual ballots. A first-place vote was worth five points, a second-place vote was worth four points, and so on. Further down below, you'll find all five of our individual ballots, including brief explainers so you know why we voted the way we did -- and also so you know who to yell at.

    MVP leaderboard after Week 14

    1. Lamar Jackson -- 25 points 2. Russell Wilson -- 17 points 3. Ryan Tannehill -- 11 points 4. -- 10 points 5. -- 5.5 points T-6. -- 3 points T-6. -- 3 points 8. -- 0.5 points 

    So much for Watson's surge. Last week, . This week, he falls to fifth place, losing 10.5 points along the way. It's also worth noting that has fallen off the list entirely after he picked up four points last week. Finally, Jackson's lead has grown from five to six to eight points over the past three weeks.

    Onto the individual ballots.

    Lamar JacksonRyan TannehillKirk CousinsRussell WilsonDeshaun Watson

    This award is OVER. Throw in the damn towel already. Lamar Jackson is your 2019 NFL MVP -- there's no way anyone is catching him at this point, not even with three weeks left in the season. The second most valuable player in my mind right now is Tannehill, who has played his tail off for the Titans and has them surging towards a playoff berth. Sorry, but Russell Wilson hasn't been that great over the last four weeks. I do expect a huge bounceback against the though. Cousins has his team surging towards a division title matchup against the . Deshaun is probably here by default, but he's had a great season that shouldn't be diminished by one or two games. 

    Lamar JacksonRussell WilsonPatrick MahomesDeshaun WatsonMichael Thomas

    Jackson just keeps rolling, throwing for three touchdowns against one of the NFL's best defenses. Wilson is not playing particularly well over the past few weeks and that has allowed Jackson to widen his lead in this race. It's going to take a lot to take this award away from him at this point. Mahomes was good but not great against the , but the egg Watson laid against the led me to flip-flop them in my rankings. And Michael Thomas' team lost, but it's pretty clear at this point that he is one of the small handful of best players in the NFL.

    Lamar JacksonRussell WilsonRyan TannehillMichael ThomasDeshaun Watson/Dalvin Cook 

    With three weeks left to play, I don't want to say that Lamar Jackson has the award wrapped up, but it feels kind of like he has the award wrapped up. In Week 14, Jackson threw for three touchdowns against a Bills defense that was only surrendering an average of 0.75 touchdown passes per game this season. Not only does Jackson now lead the NFL in touchdown passes, but he also became just the second quarterback in NFL history hit the 1,000-yard rushing mark. 

    As for the rest of this list, Russell Wilson is the only one who even remotely has a hope of catching Jackson. With the Seahawks playing the in Week 17, Wilson will get a chance to leave a lasting impression on voters. In my third spot, I added Tannehill, because he's arguably been the top quarterback in the NFL since Week 7. In seven starts this season, not only has Tannehill gone 6-1, but he's put together a QB rating of 118.5, which leads the entire NFL. On Thomas' end, he's still on pace to set the NFL single-season record for most catches in a season after a huge game against the 49ers (11 catches, 134 yards, 1 TD). In my final spot, I'm splitting my vote, because I was told not to split my vote, and I don't like following rules.

    Lamar JacksonPatrick MahomesRussell WilsonRyan TannehillDeshaun Watson

    Jackson wasn't great against the Bills but he was plenty good enough to maintain his sizable lead on our MVP ballot. Mahomes' gutsy effort against the Patriots moves him up our list. Meanwhile, Wilson hasn't been nearly as dominant in recent weeks, though you could argue he's the primary reason the Seahawks are still a playoff team. Tannehill makes his first appearance on this list and there may not be a more deserving player; he's 6-1 as the Titans starter and in that time he's thrown 15 TDs, 4 INTs, completed 73.4 percent of his throws, has a passer rating of 118.5 and rushed for three more scores. Finally, Watson and the Texans were embarrassed at home by the Broncos but he still accounted for three Houston touchdowns.

    Lamar JacksonRussell WilsonPatrick MahomesRyan TannehillDeshaun Watson 

    No change at the top of my ballot. Jackson did enough against the Bills to retain his lead over Wilson after the Seahawks failed to score an offensive touchdown. It wasn't necessarily Wilson's fault, but a performance like that makes it impossible for him to jump over Jackson. I was tempted to move Mahomes up to No. 2 after he helped the beat the Patriots in Foxborough, but his injury absence early this season makes it difficult to do so. Wilson has been more valuable than Mahomes over the course of the entire season. Tannehill doesn't deserve a chance to actually win the award, but he does deserve some love after he transformed the Titans' season. Finally, Watson falls after an inept performance against the Broncos -- most of his statArsenal. The Spaniard, who most recently coached in England with Newcastle United, is under contract whit Dalian Yifang. And the former Real Madrid and Liverpool boss intends to see out his time in China.Speaking to Sky Sports' Monday Night Football,s were accumulated with the game already out of reach.

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  • Steelers’ Diontae Johnson questionable to return vs. Browns after being victimized by hit that drew ejection

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    It was one of the most nauseating displays of unsportsmanlike be a move to Manchester United.The Barcelona-stars-family-rule-England.html">Daily Mail says United's pursuit of the Croatian has hit a wall, with his family not keen on moving to Manchester.The 31-year-old star is hopeful of staying at the Nou Camp buhavior seen on a football field in 2019  against the . Late in the third quarter, the safety lowered his head against a defenseless -- who had no chance of catching the ball thrown to him -- and that left Johnson down and completely out of sorts.

    He was helped off of the field by the Steelers medical staff, clearly woozy, and . 

    Johnson was initially being looked at under the blue medical tent, but that was short-lived. The Steelers now have him in the locker room undergoing concussion tests, and his status to return is questionable, which feels like a formality at this point. The nature and severity of the blow may cost Johnson more than just the rest of the game against the Browns, and the same might go for Randall.

    If the front office reviews the footage and deems the offense worthy of a suspension, the Browns can expect that decision to come rather swiftly. It's not the first helmet-to-helmet hit Cleveland landed against Pittsburgh, with top wideout having been knocked out of the game prior when his helmeterpool defender Joe Gomez insists there'll be no relaxing from the Premier League leaders.Gomez insists every player wants to face Everton in Sunday's FA Cup Merseyside derby as the feeling in the changing room is that no one wants to "chill" despite was sandwiched by the helmets of two separate defenders on a hit. 

    This may be one of the most potent rivalries in the NFL, but there is no place in football for what Randall did, and that's why he was sent to the showers -ok aim back at Pep Guardiola ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester City.Kop ace Sadio Mane was booked in Saturday's 2-1 win at Aston Villa and City boss Guardiola said: “Sometimes, he's diving."But ahead of Sunday's Anfield clash between the top - with the Steelers now concerned about the health of not one, but two of their wide receivers.

    Be sure to keep up with all the latest, along with highlights and more, from the TNF battle in  

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  • LOOK: Aaron Rodgers shows up at Mall of America, holds random scavenger hunt

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    If you've ever wanted to score free tickets to an NFL game, it seems that all you really need to do is follow on Instagram. 

    The quarterback has been using the social media site to give away free tickets to every game that the  have played in this entire season, and this week, he added a twist: He turned his giveaway into a scavenger hunt that involved . 

    With the Packers set to play in the in Minnesota on Sunday, Nelson, Rodgers and decided to hit up the Mall of America the night before the game. During their trip to the mall, Rodgers posted a picture to Instagram that explained the rules to his giveaway: Hunt down Nelson at the mall, take a picture with him and win four tickets to the game. 

    As you can imagine, the people of Minneapolis got pretty excited once they realized the Packers' teammates were at their local mall. 

    Actually, let's be clear here, not everyone was excited to see Rodgers. After all, he does play for the Packers, which just happens th Albion defender Nathan Ferguson.The talented teenager is becoming a hot property in the English game.The Daily Mail says the 19-year-old is wanted by Spurs to fill their problem right back slot.It would be difficult for West Brom to resist any trano be one of the most hated teams in Minnesota. 

    Anyway, back to the ticket scavenger hunt.

    To get the tickets, someone had to track down Nelson and take a picture with him, and that's exactly what one woman did. The most impressive part is that she did it while basically playing putt-putt in the dark. 

    If we've learned one thing from all of this, it's that glow-in-the-dark putt-putt is clearly the best thing to do on a Saturday night if you want to win tickets in a random scavenger hunt that's being run by Aarr the player in January.With his contract set to expire in June Eriksen is almost certain to move on and SPORT1 says Bayern are willing to offer the 27-year-h the club.The former Roma defender made the move last week.Mertens said, “Manolas is very good, but we've lost (Raul) Albiol, who was very important. (Jordan) Lukaku is very good.“He's still young, he wants and can still learn so much, so he'd bold an escape route in the January transfer window.They claim the Bundesliga champions have aon Rodgers.  

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