Yankees promote SP Bryan Mitchell, might start him Saturday


The  have promoted right-handed starter from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre. He against Detroit, per the New York Post.

Mitchell has certainly earned consideration despite control problems. He has allowed 54 hits in 67 2/3 inpard has confirmed N’Golo Kante will be available to face Ajax this week.Kante haished praise on Liverpool defenderists Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling is ready to face Kosovo tonight.Sterling will return to Southgate’s side for the final Euro qualifier against Kosovo in Pristina tonight after being left out of the squad that beat ­Montenegro 7-0 to cli Virgil Van Dijk after the team’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United.Mourinho was a pundit for the game in England and offered his analysis on both teams.When asked about the qualities of Reds centre-back Van Dijk, Ms made just six appearances for Chelsea this season and has missed their last five games after picking up a groin injury.”He’s in the squad, so he’s fit,” Lampard said onings and compiled a 2.79 ERA.

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Angels’ Mike Trout weighs in on bat-flips


Thanks to ‘s and directed at , the bat-flip has become a bit of a baseball wedge issue of late. Naturally enough, baseball’s best player — center fielder — was asked about this very matter. Here’s part of on the urgent subject of the bat-flip … 

“I just keep it the same,” Trout said. “I don’t try to show anybody up. Whatever somebody else does, that’s what theytakes as Chelsea kept their bandwagon rolling with a win at Turf Moor.Frank Lampard’s side notched up a seventh straight win in all competitions through Christian Pulisic’s hat-trick and a Willian strike that put them four goals to the good midway th do.”


“I go out there and try to respect the game. I go out there and play. My parents always taught me to be humble.”

, including what Trout thinks about bat-flipping from the pitcher’s point of view. 

The key takeaway is that Trout isn’t a bat-flip adlex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s call-up to the England squad.The midfielder has only recently returned to full fitness after missing almost all of last season with a knee injury.But Southgate rates Oxlade-Chamberlain highly and said that had he been fit, hevocate and won’t be indulging any time soon. However, he also, unlike Gossage, doesn’t worry too much about what others choose to do. Mature approach, that.

The contrast with Harper is also interesting. Considering how young and good they are, we could enjoy their skills and stylrnando Llorente has confirmed he’s signing for Napoli. The Spaniard, 34, is set to sign with the Azzurri today.Llorente, formerly of Juventus, touched down in Italy yesterday and said: “I’m glad to be back, but it’s still early and I can’t say anythiistic differences for years to come. As faces of baseball go, they make a compelling pair. 

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Nori Aoki should return to Giants in two weeks


outfielder got good newea goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon admits FIFA’s plans to change the loan laws is a concern for the club.Initially, the new FIFA rules are planning to reduce the amount to eight international loan deals involving players aged 22 or over per yeas on his fractured right fibula that has kept him out since June 24. 

Aoki had a CT scan that showed are weighing up a move for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks.England star Winks, 23, has completed 90 minutes just twice under Jose Mourinho, seemingly falling down the pecking order after being a regular under Mauricio Pochettino.The Athletic report the bone is 80 percent healed, per beat writer .

Aoki will likely need three miniker Lautaro Martinez.The Argentina international is a wanted man after his exploits for Antonio Conte’s side.ESPN says Martinez prefers a move to Catalan giants Barcelona over United.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can now add the 22-year-old to his list of mior league rehab games, and he’s on schedule to return within two weeks. 

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Diamondbacks RP David Hernandez nearing long-awaited return


reliever is back with the team, though he has not yet been activated from the disabled list. Hernandez hasn’t pitched in the Major Leagues since 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

But Hernandez during the team’s current series with the Mets, or the following series against the Dodgers English.The Guinean has experied of their Nou Camp stadium by 2024, according to AS, reports, /.Unlike a standard naming rights deal – where the sponsor takes on sole ownership of the inventory – AS says Barcelona want any partner to come after the famous Nou Camp moniker.The nced an up and down time at Anfield since joining from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2018.But Klopp has revealed Keita’s communication problems are starting to improve.Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s clash with RB Salzburg in Los Angeles.

“We’ve had him do everything so he can pitch important innings for us,” manager Chip Hale said, per .com. “I’m sure when he gets out there on the mound the adrenaline will take over and you’ll see a little more excitement out of him h Bengal FC in India this summer.The Daily Mail says United have discussed playing a friendly fixture against East Bengal on July 26, with a possible payday of £3million if the club find new sponsors.A four-man delegation of Man United officials, ledopefully.”

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Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki could return as early as Wednesday


shortstop (shoulder) could return to e Alisher Usmanov is set to take the naming rights of arances for Everton since joining from Juventus in the summer, starting twice in the Premier League.But he is yet to score as he adjusts to life in England.Calciomercato says Milan are monitoring his situation and aren’t ruling out a January move forEverton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.The Everton-line-200m-naming-rights-deal-clubs-proposed-new-stadium-Bramley-Moore-Dock.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says sources close to tthe lineup as soon as Wednesday, BaAchterberg deserves credit for Alisson Becker’s form.Kirkland says Alisson has every attribute required to become a top player – which has been brought out of Reds keeper coach Achterberg.He told the Liverpool Echo: “It’s presence, it’s temperament, rry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.

After taking some cuts on the field Tuesday, Tulowitzki intimated that he feels “pretty much ready to go,” just a little over two weeks after suffering a cracked shoulder blade in a collision with teammate . Tulowitzki and manager John Gibbons will meet to discuss a possible return date, and a Wednesday return is not being ruled out. The shortstop seems intent on knocking some rust off before the postseason begins.

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No DL decision yet for A’s P Scott Kazmir (shoulder)


manager Bob Melvin is unsure if pitcher will be , according to Comcast SportsNet California. 

Kazmir exited Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to the Tigers with a shoulder injury. After the game Kazmir went to have an MRI on the affected shoulder. Melvin said the injury began to progress as the game went on. 

“,”dismissed doubts about his future at today’s Europa League media conference.Emery issued a short but sweet response, when asked what he makes of the speculation linking Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Massimiliano Allegri with his job.”My future said A’s manager Bob Melvin to .com, “but it didn’t make any sense to.

“I think it just started bothering him as the game went alr League.For a third successive season, the Magpies are set to be among those battling for safety until the final weeks of the campaign.They are struggling under Bruce, who took over from Rafa Benitez this summer.But the veteran boss believes in his ong. You could tell he was Bright Enobakhare will have a chance to impress Wolves in the Europa League.The 21-year-old is wanted by a number of clubs, including Coventry City.He is in discussions with Wolves over a contract extension before a possible loan deal.But before the move takes place, Enobakhare leads a host of U23 players who could potentially feature in Wolves’ Europa League qualifying round matches next month.a little bit uncomfortable after the last pitch when he was coming off the mound. His body language wasn’t great, so we didn’t want to push him.”

Kazmir left the game after the third inning. He finished with no earned runs, three walks and four strikeouts. He now has a 2.93 ERA. 

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Yoenis Cespedes has 5-hit, 3-homer, 7-RBI game in Mets win


outfielder enjoyed his time in Coors Field on Friday in a 14-9 Mets victory, as the Cuban had a career night.

The final box score line: 6-5-5-7

That doesn’t do him justice, as he added a double and three home runs. Hwatching Real Valladolid centre-back Mohammed Salisu.El Diario De Valladolid says Salisu, represented by Juan Mata’s father, is a January transfer target for United.United, Norwich and Southampton have joined the battle to sign Salisu with fellow Pree even stole a base. One of the homers was a grand slam, too:

Quick, tell us how happy you are, Yoenis!

Cespedes actually had two chances to hit a fourth homer, but he would single in the eighth and fly out tield for last night’s Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid.Liverpool lost 1-0 in the Spanish capital on Tuesday night and play the Champions League last-16 second leg next month at Anfield. “Well it was a really frustrating night for Liverpool,o deep right-center in the ninth.

Now, let’s have some fun with Cespedes’ big day, thanks to the baseball-reference.com play index.

Cespedes, 8/21/2015Shawn Green, 5/23/2002, 4/2/2000Tino Martinez, 4/2/97Don Demeter, 9/12/61Joe Adcock, 7/31/54Gil Hodges, 8/31/50Walker Cooper, 7/6/49Jim Tabor, 7/4/39

Cespedes, 8/21/2015

Yes, that’s it. He’s alone there, so we can safely call his performance unique.

A few more:

– Only twice since 2012 has a player accumulated at least ne point, a frustrated City boss Pep Guardiola berated Hasenhuttl for what he thought were Southampton delaying tactics.”I think Pep was a little nervous he could lose the game. You saw how much he was celebrating when they scored,” said the Saints m15 total bases in a game. on June 9 last season and Cespedes on Friday.

– Cuban-born players with at least 15 total bases in a game: Cespedes

– Cuban-born players with at least three homers and seven RBI in a game: Jose Canseco (6/13/94) and Cespedes.

– Cuban-born players with at least three homers in a game: Canseco (6/13/94 and 7/3/88), Tony Oliva (7/3/73), Roman Mejias (5/4/58) and Cespedes.

Take a bow, Mr. Cespedes. That was quite a game.

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Orioles 3B Manny Machado belts ninth home run in loss Saturday


third baseman supplied the only offense his team could muster against Indians starter Danny Salazar on Saturday. Machado went deep in the third inning to give the Orioles a temporas named Globe Soccer’s 2019 Player of the Year yesterday and has declared he only has plans of more success with Juve.He stated: “I am happy with this new trophy and I hope to do great things with Juventus, to be here again next season. “I dedicatery 1-0 lead. 

Telder Lucas Torreira.Gazzetta dello Sport says with Allan unsettled, Napoli are keen to find him replacement quickly and have identified Torreira as their main target in the upcoming winter window.Reports have also suggested that the Uruguayan’s agenhe solo blast was Machado’s ninth of the season, but just his third over his last 25 games. Machado also singled in the game, and now carriYaya Toure says Pep Guardiola will feel let down by England coach Gareth Southgate over his treatment of Raheem Sterling.Sterling was left out of England’s win against Montenegro on Thursday evening after a private altercation with Liverpool defenderes a .263 batting average on the season.

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Jason Rogers gets pinch-hit RBI double for Brewers


entered Saturday’s game for the as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning and produced the team’s only extra base hit of the day. 

Rogers had a pinch-hit RBI dBournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes that VAR will ruin some aspects of the beautiful game.Howe is one of the managers i victory over Barcelona.The Reds are into the Champions League final after defeating Barca 4-0 on Tuesday night and 4-3 on agg striker Didier Drogba. That is according to ex-Blues defender Mario Melchiot.Abraham has already proven his goalscoring chops, having blasted in seven this season. But Melchiot thinks his game can reach another level.”Tammy Abraham is a real finisheregate.Mourinho said: “This is about him. This is a reflection of his personality, don’t give up, his fighting spirit.”Everyn the Premier League who is against adding a video referee to all games.He believes that the emotional instinct to celebrate orouble, to knock in the team’s third run of the day in a loss to Arizona. 

Rogers now has three doubles and four RBI on the year. 

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Astros SP Dallas Keuchel goes seven strong for sixth win


starter bounced back from two sub-par outings with another d Leo Messi has hit out a federation officials after being sent off in Argentina’s win over Chile in the Copa America.Messi criticised CONMEBOL after Argentina’s 2-1 victory over Chile in the third-place play-off.He claimed that Argentina have had theominant performance on Thursday. After allowing four runs in each of his last two starts, Keuchel went seven innings allowing just an unearned run on six hits in the 6-1 victory over the A’s.

Keuchel walked two and struck out four while throwing 69 of his 106 pitches for strikes. The only run he gave up came on an error in the top of the sixth to tie the game at one. But the Ast.Sky Sports says the south London born Fulham academy product looks set to become the latest young English player to head for the Bundesliga.Drameh, whose contract runs out next summer, featured regularly in Fulham’s U23 squad last season and was calros came right back to take the lead in the bottom half, as Keuchel improved to 6-0 on the season.

“I think he was as sharp as he was early in the year,” manager A.J. Hinch said , per .com. “They made him work a couple of innings that were pretty long, which got him out of there after the seventh. He really dialed it up in a couple of innings when they had the bases loaded. … The perfectionist he is, he’s probably going to be a littlejor experience.Their chances of a Europa League giant-killing against United have been rocked by the news that star striker Emmanuel Dennis will miss out through injury.The Belgian side will also be without captain Ruud Vormer with both players not m harder on himself than I am, but I love the way he found ways not to break.”

He now holds a very impressive 1.67 ERA. He’s scheduled to make his next start on Monday in Baltimore.

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