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    pitcher was recalled from Wednesday after Victor Marte was demoted following Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks. While Cleto has been recently, he will be used out of the bullpen.

    In six starts (30 1/3 innings), Cleto was 2-1 with a 2.97 ERA.

    More News 03/13/2017 • by RotoWire Staff re not giving up on tempting Graham Potter from Swansea City.They have identified Potter as the man they want to succeed Chris Hughton who they rned to his boyhood club in the summer on an initial 12-month contract.Carroll's current deal was dependant on his appearances for the club due to his long list of previous injury problems.One of the stipulations is believed to state that Carroll musaxed on Monday.The Sun says Swans are digging their heels in over the 43-year-old, who only took over at t 03/31/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 02/03/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 04/03/2015 • by Jason Butt 08/04/2014 • by Michael Hurcomb 07/ed Manchester United they were still in the game at half-time of Tuesday's Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City. United were down 3-0 when the half-time whistle blew of the first-leg at Old Trafford.But Solskjaer encouraged his players to t02/2014 • by Chris Towers
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  • zukic.United have reportedly closed the door on a


    starting pitcher held the Nationals scoreless spee clubs are scrambling for Hull City attacker Jarrod Bowen.Goal says Newcastle, Aston Villa, Brighton and Southampton are joining the race for Bowen.The Premier League rivals are all monitoring the 23-year-old, whose contract with the Championship exnd big to land Lyon fullback Ferland Mendy.AS midfielder Bruno Fernandes.Fernandes has already become a hit at United, scoring three goals and creating two assists in his first six games at the club, and he looks set to become one of the most important players in Solskjaer's side.Speaking to Sk says Real will splash out €55m to sign the France international left-back.Lyon wanted €60m, Real Madrid offered €50m and in the end they reached an agreement for an intermediate amount. The full Thursday on three hits and no walks in eight innings while striking out six to pick up his second win of the season. He threw 113 pitches in the game, 72 for strikes.

    Garcia, who has a 3.57 ERA, will face the Astros next week.

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    outfielder went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's win over Minnesota.Both hits were singles, but Heyward still managed to score twice and knock in a run. Heyward is hitting just .173 but he has seven hits in six games since returning from the disable list.

    More News 03/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff ure move to Manchester United.The 20-year-old striker snubbed United to sign for Borussia Dortmund during the January transfer window.However, Haaland has spoken very kindly about United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjae, who hs unsure if Joe Gomez will make their FA Cup tie with Chelsea.Gomez was among several players to miss out on defeat at Watford through injury, with Dejan Lovren struggling in his place alongside Virgil van Dijk in central defence.Klopp, though, is hoe credits for helping him develo 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/26/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/13/2019 taken aim at current directors Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban.Mirabelli believes the team's woes are due to the two former stars.He stated: “Milan's big problem is that they mustn't live in the past," the 50-year-old, who was the Diavolo's sporti • by RotoWire Staff 09/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff
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    outfielder is not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

    Victorino left Monday's game with hamstring tightness, but he doesn't believe the injury is serious. Victorino is hitting .283/.343/.362 in 127 at-bats this season. He may returno is a top target for Barcelona this month.The 21-year-old Frenchman is also believed to be highly coveted by Arsenal and the two European giants could battle it out to secure the centre back, who is thought to be valued at €53million.Boss Mikel An to the lineup Wednesday against Chris Sale. 

    More News 07/05/2018 • by R to r Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, according to reports.David De Gea's contract has now entered its final season and United have begun to actively seek a replacement for the Spaniard.Maignan has become one of those targets, with the Daily Record reportthe club.Luiz made a shock transfer to the Emirates from crosstown rivals Chelsea last summer. The Brazilian won many titles at Stamford Bridge and won't leave until he does the same at Arsenal.He told the Gunners' official website: "I still haveotoWire Staff 02/05/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 05/23/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 05/06/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/29/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/29/2016 • by RotoWire Staff
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  • er Luca Toni says Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi


    The pitcher from Triple-A Colorado Springs prior to Thursday's game against the Giants. Scahill, who will be active and available out of the bullpen Thursday, went 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA and one save in 11 appearances out of the bullpen for the Sky Sox before being promoted.

    More News 03/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 01/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is again in focus at Arsenal.Aubameyang liked an Instagram post demanding that Arsenal sell his team-mate Granit Xhaka.Xhaka has come under fire by Arsenal fans for his performances so far this season, with supporters vocal 10/26/2018 • by RotoWire Staff Jean-Clair Todibo has no regrets over his move to Barcelona.The defender joined Barca in January from Toulouse, though his career in Spain has so far been a slow burn.Despite this, Tobido is happy with his choice.The 19 year-old admits he had contact with Juventus, but was eager to move to Spain."Juventus wanted me, but I chose to join Barça," said the youngster. 09/08/2018 as admitted it was not his best season for the club.Lascelles showed great form last term, as the Magpies managed a top ten Premier League finish.While they have stayed up this season, Lascelles is disappointed with his own level of performance.Lasce • by RotoWire Staff 12/01/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 10/06/2017 • by RotoWire Staff
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    outfielder , who is on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand, will not travel with the team for its upcoming road trip to Detroit and Pittsburgh next week, .com reports. Maxwell, who has been sidelined since April 24 with his injury, will stay in Houston to work out with a sports rehabilitation specialist, according to the report.

    More News 8-year-old Republic of Ireland international wants to play more first-team games and is understood to be ready to leave the club to do so, says Sky Sports.The Clarets could see a number of changes at centre-back before next week's transfer deadline w 07/07/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 04/01/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/29/2016 • by RotoWire StafChelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the side's defensive frailties will eventually get exposed.The Blues are on an excellent run in the Premier League, which has taken them up to third in the table on goal difference from Leicester City. They are f for Sunday's clash with Real Sociedad.The Welshman won't travel with the squad for Sunday's game away at Real Sociedad, having also missed last week's 3-2 win at home to Villarreal.Claims in Spain earlier this week stated that Bale wants to stay at t 11/30/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2015 • by Marty Gitlin 07/19/2015 • by Sean D'Oliveira
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  • ham chairman Daniel Levy for not spending money on


    The shut down reliever after an MRI confirmhave confirmed they had two offers for their former star turned down by PSG over the summer.And Blaugrana icon Iniesta said: "I do not know how the negotiations took place nor what happened. "If Neymar returns in the future, I'm sure he will be an imed he has a left pectoral strain, the Boston Herald reports Saturday. Morales won't resume long tossing until at least Tuesday.

    More News 08/09/2016 • by RotoWire Staff mate Vinicius Junior.Vinicius was left out of the squad entirely for Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Leganés, a game in which Rodrygo scored.“Rodrygo has the same individual qualities as Vinicius but the thing that marks the difference between them is 08/01/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 08/01/2016 • by RotoWire Staff anchester United.The Mirror says Ighalo is being offered to United for a last minute loan move.Nigeria international Ighalo, 30, is currently at Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua and has enjoyed a successful time in the Far East.But the Supe 07/22/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 07/01/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 06/23/2016 • by RotoWire Staff
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  • ason Mount says being called into the England squa


    The have infielder on the 15-day DL with a back injur favourites to win the Champions League.The German had previously stated that Juventus were the favourites, and questioned why Maurizio Sarri's side were not 10 points ahead in n Roma whizkid Nicolo Zaniolo.Spurs are looking to recruit young and promising talent this summer after going 18 months without a single signing.However, any deal for Zaniolo now seems unlikely.According to CalcioMercato, the Serie A club are demandiSerie A.When asked if he was ramping up the pressure on Juve and manager y, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Sanchez, 29, has played just one game for the White Sox. He'll be replaced on ys Pep Guardiola is key to the improvement in Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling.While he understands the work that Sterling has put in to improve his own game, he believes that Guardiola deserves praise for bringing the best out of the player the roster by Tyler Greene.

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  • Is Michael Morse poised for a huge year?


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    This past offseason, the were part of a three-team trade in which they acquired power-hitting outfielder from the in hopes he would help bring some powr Fedor Chalov has confirmed Crystal Palace areletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann.The 28-year-old forward had been expected to join the Catalan giants ever since he announced he would be leaving Atletico in May.Barcelona have signed Griezmann from La Liga rivals Atletico after paying his 12 keen.Sandor Varga admits he's held talks with Palace manager Roy Hodgson about a deal this week for Chalov. However, Palace's £14m offer fell short of CSKA's valuation.He told Sport-Express: "Yes, he cer to a lineup that sorely lacked it last season. Thus far, it appears that's exactly what Morse is going to do.

    Through only two games, Morse is hitting .375/.444/.1.125 with two homers and four RBI. Now, we can't exactly start basing broad-sweeping conclusions over his first two games -- especially since both homers came in the same game -- but there already were plenty of reasons to believe in a big-time Morse power year. The two-homer game on Tuesday just gives us a good chance to look at the reasons that were already present. 

    First, Morse's surge is a continuation of a hot spring in which he hit nine homers in just 56 at-bats (with a 1.332 OPS). Secondly, he's completely healthy and locked into an everyday job. That hasn't been the case often with Morse. When he does play full-time, though, he crushes the ball.

    From 2010 through Tuesday, Morse is hitting .296/.346/.520 with a 162-game average of 31 homers. Remember, no Mariners player hit more than 20 bombs last year, but let's not digress.

    Now, we know the Safeco Field fences were moved in, but we also have no idea how they'll actually play. Mariners brass continued to point out throughout the offseason that it will still play like a pitcher's park; it just won't be extreme anymore. And most areas where the fences were moved show only slight movement.

    Here's the thing with Morse, though: It doesn't matter. Go over to's Home Run Tracker and check out his 31-homer campaign in . One home run is exactly on the fence -- under the old dimensions, mind you -- and the rest rather easily would have cleared the fence. and we can see that all of them would have cleared the Safeco Field fences and only one would have even been close.

    There's a reason why Morse is nicknamed "The Beast," which is that he doesn't just hit home runs, he obliterates the baseball. His power is among the most prodigious of its kind in baseball.

    Since the start of the 2010 season, Morse has homered on 21.8 percent of his fly balls. Only Giancarlo Stanton (25.6 percent), Mike Napoli (22.9) and Ryan Howard (22.2) have higher percentages ().

    With a permanent spot in the middle of the Mariners' order, assuming Morse stays healthy, there's every reason to believe he sets a career high in homers and maybe even approaches 40, though a better bet is in the 35 range. 

    If nothing else, it's gotta be exciting for Mariners fans to get to root forton.Bowler could cost more than £4m after arriving from QPR in 2017 and the winger impressed as David Unsworth's under-23 completed a league and cup double last term.“I joined in the summer when England won the Under-20 World Cup and there were fo a big-time power hitter again.

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  • 2020 NFL schedule: Jets, Dolphins part of bizarre scheduling quirk that the league hasn’t seen in 29 years


    The and will experience a similar scheduling oddity as a few other in 2020 when they play each other twice in three weeks. But the AFC East rivals have an even stranger quirk in their schedules -- the Jets and Dolphins will face each other in consecutive games. 

    For the first time since 1991, two teams will play each other in back-to-back games. The Jets will play the Dolphins in Miami in Week 10 before both teams have a bye week in Week 11. Once their bye week is concluded, the Dolphins head to New York to face the Jets in Week 12. 

    That means that starting the day after the Jets' Monday night game in Week 9 (that Tuesday is Nov. 10) until Week 13 (both teams play that Sunday, Dec. 6), the Jets and Dolphins will have gone 25 days playing nobody but each other.

    If the has its season delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Jets and Dolphins would still play each other twice in three weeks -- but the teams playing each other consecutively would be in jeopardy. The league set up the schedule th says Betis officials have been in France this week to thrash out a deal with Fekir.A contract has been settled, where Fekir will earn €3.5m-a-year for five seasons.Betis are now discussing a fee with Lyon and are seeking to do business for around at each Week 2 opponent has the same bye week to make up the game. The Dolphiled medical last year.It was widely reported that Lyon and Liverpool had agreed a £53million transfer fee for the Frenchman just over 12 months ago and he had even recorded a welcome interview with Liverpool TV before a deal dramatically collapsed."ns play the that week and the Jets play the , but all those teams have a bye week in Week 10. If games are postponed, those Week 2 matchups could theoretically be made up during the scheduled bye week eason why Scott McTominy is excelling at Manchester United.Mourinho was in charge at United when he gave McTominay is first real chance with the first team.The Scot has gone on to become a fans' favorite and one of United's key central midfielders.Spin Week 10. The Jets and Dolphins would play each other twice in three weeks instead of facing each other consecutively. 

    The last time teams played each other in back-to-back weeks was when the San Diego played the in 1991, back when the Seahawks were part of the old AFC West. Seattle beat San Diego in Week 9 before both teams had their scheduled bye week and then faced each other in San Diego Week 11. The Chargers took the rematch, which was their second win of the season. 

    Neither the Chargers nor Seahawks reached the playoffs in 1991. Is that a precursor to the Dolphins and Jets' 2020 playoff hopes, based on a scheduling anomaly? We'll see when AFC East standings come November. 

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  • 2020 NFL Free Agency: Buccaneers re-sign defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to one-year deal


    will sign a to remain with the . The veteran defensive lineman's desire to remain in Tampa Bay was partly due to his d be forced to cut their losses with Paul Pogba this summer.The Frenchman is expected to force through a transfer after a controversial three seasons at from Old Trafford.United had been hoping to recoup the £90m they paid Juventus for Pogba in 2016desire to continue playing for defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. 

    The second overall pick in the 2010 draft, Suh, who turned 33 in January, tallied 41 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, four Brentford attacker Said Benrahma is attracting Premier League interest.According to <i<l'equipe, the 23-year-old former Nice man wants to join Aston Villa.</i<l'equipeThey have submitted a bid of around £14m and the Algerian is pushing to be allowed to leave the Bees.Benrahma is under contract with Brentford until 2022.The winger is an Algeria international.fumble recoveries, and a league-high two fumble recoveries returned for touchdowns in 2019, his first season with the Buccaneers. A model of durability, Suh played in all 16 games last season for the ninth time in his 10-year career. 

    A five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro, Suh spent his first five seasons with the before spending three seasons with the , helping Miami clinch a playoff berth in 2016. He spent one season alongside  in Los Angeles, helping the capture the NFC title during in 2018. Suh showed no signs of slowing down last season, as he played a major role in Tampa Bay boasting the league's best run defense last season. 

    Along with the signing of Suh and future Hall of Fame quarterback , the Buccaneers have also franchise tagged edge rusher . Tampa Bay has also signed pass rusher  to a two-year deal. The team has also signed former offensive tackle , whose main mission in Tampa Bay will be providing sterling protection for Brady, who will turn 43 before the stlish and Wolves striker Raul Jimenez not to join Manchester United.Both players are being linked with a summer move to Old Trafford.But Lescott thinks United's probable failure to qualify for the Champions League makes them an unattractive propositioart of the 2020 season. 

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  • Week 13 NFL bets: How to get an edge with home underdogs, plus parlays, line moves and more tips


    Once considered a prime buying opportunity for NFL bettors, home underdogs have been hit or miss in recent years. In 2018, they went 45-41-2 against the spread. In 2017, they were just 46-50-4 ATS. In 2016 they had another losing season at 39-42-1, while in 2015 they were 41-45-2. In 2014, they managed just a 38-41-1 mark.

    Why did I want you to know about recent trends having to do with home underdogs? Because this week is chock full of all the home 'dogs you can handle. After featuring an average of five home underdogs a week over the first 12 weeks of the season, which covered at the near-50 percent rate of 29-31, there are a whopping 10 home underdogs on tap for Week 13, including two from Thursday.

    Even though there doesn't appear to be any clear lean when it comes to betting home underdogs ATS in recent years, there is one place where we have opportunity, and it comes on the total. I took a look at games that took place in Week 13 or later that involved home underdogs over the last four years, and while the ATS record is pretty close to 50-50, there's a clear trend with those games going under their totals.

    Last year, the under was 21-10 in games with a home 'dog and 18-13 in 2017. An off-year for the under in 2016 resulted in a 10-15-1 mark from Week 13 or later, but the previous two years also delivered on the trend, with the under 15-11-2 in 2015 and 21-7-1 in 2014. Add it up, and we're talking about an 85-56-4 record over the last five years, a cover rate of 60.3%. We'll certainly take that over the last five weeks of the season, starting in Week 13, if the trend hie says that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could lose his job even if he wins a trophy this season.The Red Devils are still in the FA Cup and Europa League, with the latter also offering a route into the Champions League.But Van Persie says that winning cups olds up.

    There are a lot of big games in Week 13, but which teams will cover the spread? Pete Prisco and R.J. White join Will Brinson on the Pick Six Podcast to break it all down. Listen below and be sure to for daily goodness fired into your eardrums.

    Each week, I break down what you need to know about each game from a their FA Cup final triumph - for some extra coaching!Guardiola was seen lecturing Sterling, who scored twice and nearly scored a hat-trick against Watford on Saturday, while the City star had his medal in his hands during the celebrations on the pitcbetting angle before you lock in your picks. I'll talk about big line moves, teasers and parlays to consider and more.

    If you want to know which sides I like, you can find that info at the SportsLine link below, where all my rated plays appear during the season along with my five SuperContest picks each week and plenty of great analysis from a fantastic collection of experts. You can also check out where all our CBS Sports staff lands on .

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    Big line moves (lookaheads)

    Lookaheads are lines that are posted for matchups before the previous week's games. Analyzing the biggest movers is beneficial for smart bettors, who have a chance to examine those moves to determine whether there's value in playing against a potential overreaction. Last week, fading the big moves went 2-1.

    This week brings us some truly bizarre line moves. You won't find many people that think is a significant drop-off from , and some who think he may be an upgrade. But while the lookahead line of Steelers -3 was in line with the Thursday night line from two weeks ago that saw the Browns as three-point favorites, here we see the Browns as two-point road favorites in Pittsburgh. That means a combination olighted to score in AC Milan's 2-0 win at Cagliari on Saturday.This was his 57th goal in 87 appearances for Milan, his first since a brace against Inter on May 6, 2012.“It's important for a striker to try and be there, then sometimes it goes in, sof the QB change for the Steelers and the Browns beating up on the has somehow swung the line five points.

    In Jacksonville, people are all over fading the Jaguars after the did what the Titans do to the Jags, while the Bucs managed to beat up on what's now a 3-8 team. That was enough to swing that line 4.5 points, making the 4-7 Buccaneers road favorites in Week 13.

    A Broncos team that had been feisty in recent weeks completely fell apart in Buffalo, losing 20-3. For that, the line swung 4.5 points, a move related almost solely to Denver's performance in that game, as the Chargers were on a bye (maybe the news is expected to return had a minimal effect as well).

    In all, these are three huge line moves for what seem to be curious reasons.

    Who should you back against the spread, on the money line and the total in every Week 13 NFL game? And which contender goes down? Visit SportsLine to , all from the model that is up almost $7,000 on its top-rated .  

    Where DVOA disagrees with line

    Part of my research each week is calculating the DVOA as tracked by Football Outsiders and seeing where the metric has a significant disagreement with the market. For this section, I employ the weighted DVOA statistic, which puts more emphasis on more recent games.

    Based on Carolina's struggles in recent weeks, the metric indicates this line should be more like Panthers -6.5, but there are a few issues with that analysis. One, even though the metric is weighted toward recent performances, it still includes games from before Washington switched to , a move that has turned the offense completely stagnant. Two, the Panthers have had some very difficult opponents recently, having to face the , and on the road, and while DVOA accounts for the defense you play, it's understandable why Carolina has stumbled lately.

    Typically when you see a big number included in this section, it's because the line is too large, but DVOA suggests the Raiders-Chiefs line isn't big enough. The large gap between the two teams is more indicative of a matchup that would be more like 10 points on a neutral, so our metric puts the matchup at Chiefs -13 in Kansas City.

    Weighted DVOA has the Bucs as slightly better than the Jags, but with Jacksonville earning a three-point home-field advantage from me, that still makes the projected line around Jaguars -2.5, a number that falls in between the lookahead line and the current market.

    The Jets have worked their way back to about average in weighted DVOA, and with the Bengals not having much of a home-field advantage, my projected line here is Jets -6. However, the Bengals' most recent run features at quarterback, so the offense figures to play much better in this matchup than the overall weighted number would indicate.

    Weighted DVOA has the Cardinals as the slightly better team in their matchup with the Rams, yet the market is willing to make the road team a field goal favorite. If DVOA is correct, this line should be Cardinals -2.5 even if you don't give them a full three points for home-field advantage.

    The Steelers also don't get the full three points from me in home-field advantage in general, but I'd bump it to that number considering the environment we're likely to see for this rematch of the nasty Thursday night game. With that in mind, the metric projects a line of Steelers -2 rather than the other way around.

    And finally, the Texans have not earned positive marks from DVOA for their recent run, with their weighted number coming in below zero. With the Patriots sporting the second-best number in the league, the metric projects a line of Patriots -7.5 here.

    Fading the public

    If 80% of the action or more is on one side of a line, you want to be thinking about taking the other side, a practice commonly known as fading the public. If the consensus thinks it has a game figured out, that should be flashing warning signs for you. All betting trends data is from Sports Insights as of Wednesday night.

    The Packers check in with a whopping 88% of the action as the public expects a big rebound effort from and Co. after last week's smackdown by the 49ers. It's hard to think of any reason to like the Giants, but the sheer force of the market on the other side might be one. The Chargers are also above the mark as everyone lines up to fade the Broncos following a no-show in Buffalo, while the Patriots are grabbing 80% of the tickets as well.

    Two sides close to joining the 80% club for this week are the Bucs -1 and Jets -3.

    Underdog parlay of the week

    We went 1-1 with our ugly 'dog parlay last week, as Washington pulled off the upset but Cincinnati couldn't take care of business in the second half. If you want to chase a small payout here at around +400, I love taking the first two teams in this week's parlay. We showed above that DVOA thinks the Cardinals and Steelers should be favored in their divisional games, and backing the Steelers also lets us fade a big line move from the lookahead number. I'm including the Bengals as well, because they clearly want to win after putting back in the lineup, and their quality red-zone defense could give them a chance at finally getting the elusive W. This parlay would cash +1160 if you play all three legs.

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    Teaser of the week

    I absolutely love throwing the Steelers in a tease as well to bump them up to plus-8, but rather than double up with our underdog card, I'll look to these two favorites to take care of business. The Packers have performed well against the spread coming off a loss since Aaron Rodgers joined the lineup, and knocking them down to just needing a win helps protect against any bad calls or bounces that could keep them under the number. While the Panthers aren't getting through the key number of 3, there should be no reason to worry about them rolling against a Washington offense that hasn't scored a touchdown in four of its last five games (their one TD last week came on special teams).

    The teaser of the week is just 6-6 this year after a 12-5 run in 2018, as we nailed a Pats-Seahawks play last week.

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  • New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders odds: Picks from expert who’s 9-4 on Patriots games


    The 7-2 and 4-5 meet in Mexico City on Sunday. The defending champs are touchdown favorites, up two points from an open of five.

    The over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 55, up sharply from an open of 50.

    Before you make any bets on a game like this with so much Vegas odds movement, you'll want to hear what SportsLine Senior Analyst Larry Hartstein has to say.

    Hartstein has his finger on the Patriots' pulse. In fact, he's 9-4 picking their games since the start of last season.

    Part of his success: Hartstein has a vast network of Vegas sources and has been covering the industry as a sportswriter and analyst for two decades. Anyone who has followed his picks is up big.

    Hartstein knows the Raiders are especially weak defending passes to running backs and tight ends. Now they face a New England team that's the best in the league at that.

    Patriots running back has broken out the past two games, hauling in 10 catches for almost 100 yards and a touchdown. He has added over 50 yards on the ground.

    Quarterback leads the league in passing yards (2,807), is second to in touchdowns (19) and is second to in quarterback rating (108.3). He's fresh off tossing three touchdowns at Denver.

    But just because the Patriots have been hot doesn't mean they cover a large seven-point spread, especially at an unfamiliar neutral site.

    The Raiders are well-rested coming off their bye week and face a Patriots team that played at altitude last week at Mile High. New England stayed on the road ieager to keep hold of Harry Maguire.The defender is being linked with Arsenal and Manchester United.Rodgers said: "Harry is a top-level centre-half, let's make that clear, there's no doubt about that."But there are still areas of his game he can imprn Colorado before heading down to Mexico City.

    Oakland has scored at least 27 points in two of its past three games and quarterback has put up at least 300 yards in three straight. Running back finally got going two weeks ago, rumbling for his third and fourth scores of the season.

    And the Raiders have played in Mexico City before, defeating the theOle Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested he could go with a two-man central midfield for the Premier League opener against Chelsea.Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba were excellent in midfield for the second game running in Thursday's 2-1 win over Tottenham Hore last November. They'll have a distinct advantage knowing exactly what to expect at rowdy Estadio Azteca, which has a seating capacity of 87,000.

    Hartstein is leaning toward the over on Sunday, but what about the spread, which he has made his name picking?

    He knows there's a huge x-factor that ultimately determines the point-spread winner for Patriots-Raideelona's 5-2 rout of Real Betis.The Frenchman scored twice, the second being particularly memorable with a cut inside and curling finish, almost reminiscent of Lionel Messi."Yes, I saw Leo do it in training and I copied him," Griezmann said, laughing,rs. And he's sharing it over at SportsLine.

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  • LOOK: Marshawn Lynch rides train home with Marcus Peters after Raiders’ win


    after his ejection from Thursday night's last-second victory, but the running back did find his own way home from the gam club Charlton Athletic, ending Roland Duchatelet's spell as owner, reports BBC Sport.Much of Duchatelet's tenure was dominated by friction between the Belgian and a section of supporters and he has been trying to sell the club since the end of 2017.e.

    After an apparent stop in the Raiders' locker room to congratulate and Co. on a 31-30 victory over the , Beast Mode was spopions League winners Liverpool.The 31-year-old was available on a free transfer this summer after he left Werder Bremen at the end of his contract. In an interview with BeIN Sports Turkey, the striker said: "During the transfer period, I've received tted riding the Bay Area Rapid Transit.

    Lynch, whose contact with an official got him booted from Thursday's game, was not alone on the BART, either. Fans who recorded the Raiders back on the train also caught a glimpse of , the very Chiefs cornerback that Lynch apparently was trying to protect when he rushed onto the field during a first-half scuffle between the teams Thursday. And, in typical Beast Mode fashion, Lynch seemed to be giving his friend and on-field rival a good post-game ribbing, encouraging some explicit chants against the Chiefs from Raiders fans on the train.

    Click on this link to watch (WARNING: there is NSFW language ul the club can keep Nathan Ake for many years to come.Ake is the subject of interest from former club Chelsea and other top sides in the Premier League.And Francis is aware that he may not stick around forever, but he is hopeful they can convince hiand hand gestures):

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  • Raiders reportedly fear substance-abuse policy discipline for WR Martavis Bryant


    The may have to spend some time without thto Atletico Madrid.Rodrigo was expected to move to the Wanda Metropolitano over the summer, but saw the market close still a VCF player.He said, "These are things that happen in football. "I can only say that I am good, I am happy where I am. I know eir new, explosive wide receiver. According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders fear that may have and could be facing discipline lose during their meeting at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday.Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game in the 64th minute during a fairly uneventful encounter in Seville."The team fought until the end and we were in the game until thfrom the league. 

    The Raiders fear potential NFL discipline might be imminent for wide receiver Martavis Bryant, sources said Thursday, inciting internal uneasiness at the conclusion of an otherwise encouraging spring workout program.

    Multiple team officials declined comment as they left for a weekslong break before training camp, but they acknowledged the club is awaiting final word on the situation. It is believed to pertain to the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

    Network's Ian Rapoport followed up the report by stating that it's not yet clear what will happen with situation. 

    Bryant was acquired from the on draft day, in exchange for a third-round pick. He had requested a trade from the Steelers last season but the team ended up hanging onto him. They had stated earlier this offseason that he wasn't on the block, only to then deal him away to Oakland. 

    If he's suspended for violating the substance-abuse policy, it will not be the first time. Bryant was previously suspended for four games in 2015 and for the entire 2016 season for substance-abuse violations. 

    It's been clear from the start of his career that Bryant has tremendous, game-breaking talent, but it's been even more clear that he has trouble staying on the field, and making a consistent impact when even when he does get out there. The Raiders made a strong bet on his talent by trading away a third-round selection to pair him with and , and if he has to mivertake Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be recognised as the world's No 1 footballer.With Messi, 32, and Ronaldo, 34, entering the twilight of their careers, the race to overtake the superstar duo to be the world's best footballer is hotting upss time, that will force them to turn to and for more snaps in his absence. Needless to say, the offense would look significantly different with one of those players out there rather than Bryant. 

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