Van Gaal: De Gea will stay

first_img But after a week in which United’s reputation took a blow following Pedro’s move to Chelsea, Van Gaal came out fighting at his pre-match press conference on Friday. The Dutchman insists the lure of Manchester United remains as strong as their desire to hold on to their two-time player of the year. “I think when Manchester United wants a player he shall come, besides when a club is not selling,” the United manager said. “It is the same with us. We are not selling De Gea.” Van Gaal launched a passionate defence of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward despite the fact that former target Pedro signed for Chelsea this week, rather than United. ”I have the idea you want to separate Ed Woodward with me. Never. Never,” Van Gaal said. ”Because every day I am updated by him and I trust him. ”I don’t think they (the critics) have to doubt Ed Woodward because he has proven already for many, many years he is the right person on the right spot.” Press Association Louis van Gaal insists David De Gea will not leave Manchester United before the transfer window shuts. Senior sources at Old Trafford insisted this week that it was Van Gaal, not Pedro, who pulled the plug on the pursuit of the forward and the United boss seemed to corroborate that idea on Friday. ”I think when we want Pedro it was not any problem because there was a clause in his contract,” Van Gaal said. ”It was the easiest transfer. I have said before what we are doing is guiding a process and in that process we make decisions.” Despite bristling at constant questioning regarding Pedro, Van Gaal suggested he is not too disheartened at failing to sign the forward, and claimed he would be happy to go through to the new year with the squad he currently has. When asked whether there would be any more signings before the transfer window shuts, Van Gaal said: ”You have to wait to see. ”It’s not any pressure for me. We have 28 players. We did it last season without Pedro. “When it is like that, I go with this squad because we have 28 players and I have said already now we have a better balanced selection. “When we buy it has to be a contribution to our selection and it has to be not against any price.” Press Association Sport understands Van Gaal has now turned his attention to Southampton winger Sadio Mane. Van Gaal said he would not speak publicly on Mane as he did not want to ”interfere” with the club’s pursuit of the Senegalese. He added: ”I cannot answer that question neither because I cannot interfere. I don’t want to interfere. It’s for Ed Woodward doing the things and he does it very well, I think.” If history is anything to go by, Van Gaal will be able to rely on one of his current crop to find the goals against Newcastle on Saturday. Wayne Rooney has scored 11 goals in 17 Premier League starts for United against the Magpies. The United skipper, who is yet to find the net this year, admitted in midweek his performance in the 1-0 win over Aston Villa was not good enough. Van Gaal was encouraged to see honesty from his captain, and backed him to hit form soon. “When you are saying so publicly that you are so bad then you know you are very bad at that time,” Van Gaal said. “I think it’s fantastic that a player admits that. For me it’s unbelievable because he is one of a few players saying such things. “He is taking a risk, but he is very confident that he shall make the goals we expect from him and I am confident also.” De Gea will once again be in the stands when United take on Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday because Van Gaal feels the Spaniard is still not able to focus properly because of Real Madrid’s interest in him. According to reports in Spain, the 10-time European champions will make one last attempt to sign the goalkeeper before the window shuts on September 1. last_img read more

FL mother holds intruder at gunpoint

first_imgA Florida mother says she recently experienced 26 minutes of terror after having to hold an intruder at gunpoint while waiting for authorities to arrive at the scene.Lauren Richards as well her neighbors are outraged alleging Pasco County deputies took too long to get to the scene.According to police, the accused intruder 25-year-old Devin Cooke was taken to a medical health facility for a court-ordered mental health evaluation and will face a felony burglary charge upon his release.The incident occurred Saturday, May 25., but witnesses were not interviewed until Wednesday, May 29, according to reports.This story is developing.last_img read more

Juventus host Milan as Italian season resumes after 3-month suspension due to COVID-19

first_imgMILAN: The Italian season resumes after a three-month suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday when Juventus, still chasing a possible league, cup and Champions League treble, host AC Milan in the return leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final.The match, to be played behind closed doors at the Allianz stadium, should have been played on March 4 but was postponed by the Turin city government at 24 hours’ notice as the virus began to spread. The season was suspended altogether one week later. Juventus are favourites to reach next Wednesday’s final after a 1-1 draw in the first leg on February 13 but coach Maurizio Sarri said that his side are venturing into the unknown after such a long layoff. “None of the staff at this moment knows where the preparation is because we come off an abnormal interruption,” he said, adding that the stoppage was completely different to the usual close season. “This is a unique situation, which does not give us any certainty, also because we have obviously not played friendlies. I am satisfied with what I have seen during these days in training, but the response during a game will be different.” Sarri feared that the risk of injury would be “very high” as the players would have lost muscular strength while their motivation was also an unknown. “Each player has experienced this period in a different way. Now the point will be to understand what motivations everyone has within themselves,” he said. For AC Milan, the past three months have been a turbulent time with incessant speculation that the club wants to dismiss coach Stefano Pioli at the end of the season and replace him with German Ralf Rangnick. The team will also be missing 38-year-old forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a calf injury he suffered in training last month. The Swede has revitalised the team since signing for six months in January. Gazzetta dello Sport and other media said there was a tense meeting between chief executive Ivan Gazidis and the players on Wednesday to discuss a wage reduction related to the stoppage. Ibrahimovic was among those who complained that meeting should have been held much earlier and reportedly told Gazidis: “It’s not the Milan it used to be, there’s too much uncertainty.” Agencies Also watch: Morning Bulletin | 12th June, 2020last_img read more

2018 NBA draft recap: Deandre Ayton goes No. 1, Marvin Bagley III taken at No. 2

first_imgA Twitter List by JHWreporterFirst Round:Phoenix Suns – Deandre AytonSacramento Kings – Marvin BagleyAtlanta Hawks (rights traded to Mavericks) – Luka DoncicMemphis Grizzlies – Jaren JacksonDallas Mavericks (rights traded to Hawks) – Trae YoungOrlando Magic – Mohamed BambaChicago Bulls – Wendell Carter Jr.Cleveland Cavaliers – Collin SextonNew York Knicks – Kevin KnoxPhiladelphia 76ers (traded rights to Suns) – Mikal BridgesCharlotte Hornets (rights traded to Clippers) – Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderLA Clippers (rights traded to Hornets) – Miles BridgesLA Clippers – Jerome RobinsonDenver Nuggets – Michael Porter Jr.Washington Wizards – Troy Brown Jr.Phoenix Suns (traded rights to 76ers) – Zhaire SmithMilwaukee Bucks – Donte DiVincenzoSan Antonio Spurs – Lonnie WalkerAtlanta Hawks (via Timberwolves) Kevin HuerterMinnesota Timberwolves (via Thunder) – Josh OkogieUtah Jazz – Grayson AllenChicago Bulls (via Pelicans) – Chandler HutchisonIndiana Pacers – Aaron HolidayPortland Trail Blazers – Anfernee SimonsLos Angeles Lakers (via Cavaliers) – Moritz WagnerPhiladelphia 76ers – Landry ShametBoston Celtics – Robert WilliamsGolden State Warriors – Jacob EvansBrooklyn Nets (via Raptors) – Dzanan MusaAtlanta Hawks (via Rockets) – Omari SpellmanPre-Draft Notes:Teams without a first round pick: Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors.The Heat and the Raptors enter the draft without a draft pick in either round. Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.PreviousArizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Miami’s Lonnie Walker IV, right, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 18th overall by the San Antonio Spurs during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDuke’s Grayson Allen, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 21st overall by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Signs illuminate draft night for the Phoenix Suns as the Suns picked Deandre Ayton with the first selection in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 22nd overall by the Chicago Bulls during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison smiles after he was picked 22nd overall by the Chicago Bulls during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)UCLA’s Aaron Holiday, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 23rd overall by the Indiana Pacers during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)UCLA’s Aaron Holiday, front, gets a hug after was picked 23rd overall by the Indiana Pacers during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Kentucky’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 11th overall by the Charlotte Hornets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after the Phoenix Suns selected Ayton with the first pick in the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Texas Tech’s Zhaire Smith, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 16th overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was selected 17th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Texas Tech’s Zhaire Smith, right, clasps hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 16th overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Deandre Ayton of Arizona, center, is introduced before the start of the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked fourth overall by the Memphis Grizzlies during the first round of the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo, right, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 17th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Miami’s Lonnie Walker IV, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 18th overall by the San Antonio Spurs during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Duke’s Grayson Allen makes his way to the stage after he was picked 21st overall by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Phoenix Suns Dancers cheer as the Suns picked Deandre Ayton with the first selection in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 12th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Boston College’s Jerome Robinson, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 13th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers during the first round of the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NBA Commissioner Adam Silver poses with (L-R) Donte DiVincenzo, Jerome Robinson, Mikal Bridges, Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Wendell Carter Jr., Collin Sexton, Marvin Bagley III, Trae Young, Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic, Miles Bridges, Michael Porter Jr., Lonnie Walker IV, Jaren Jackson, Aaron Holiday, Chandler Hutchison and Zhaire Smith pose for a photo before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Collin Sexton, Marvin Bagley III, Trae Young, Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic and Mohamed Bamba pose for a photo before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Deandre Ayton reacts after being drafted first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Deandre Ayton is introduced before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Deandre Ayton poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III reacts after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III poses after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III is introduced before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III reacts after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Alabama’s Collin Sexton speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Oklahoma’s Trae Young speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Alabama’s Collin Sexton speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton, left, speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Oklahoma’s Trae Young speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)FILE – In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general manager and head of basketball operations Travis Schlenk prepares to speak to reporters in Atlanta. As the only general manager holding three first-round picks in Thursday night’s NBA draft, including No. 3 overall, Atlanta’s Travis Schlenk has been fielding a lot of calls about possible trades.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak laughs as he answers a question during a news conference for the NBA basketball team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego, left, talks with general manager Mitch Kupchak, right, during pre draft workouts for the NBA basketball team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)UCLA center Thomas Welsh, left, muscles against Colorado forward Dallas Walton who works inside to the rim in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)USC’s Elijah Stewart passes in front of Cal’s Marcus Lee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)FILE – In this May 17, 2018, file photo, Michael Porter Jr., from Missouri, speaks to reporters during the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago. Michael Porter Jr. played in three games in college because of back problems, but his talent has long been considered more than NBA-ready. He is the epitome of high-risk, high-reward in this draft. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)UCLA guard Aaron Holiday might be relied upon to play every minute of every game the rest of the way for the Bruins. (Rick Bowmer/The Associated Press)Former USC guard De’Anthony Melton was among six players participating in a pre-draft workout for the Lakers on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shaquille O’Neal, JCPenney’s Big &Tall Ambassador, along with NBA draft prospects Jaren Jackson Jr., Marvin Bagley III, and Mikal Bridges team up with JCPenney to host a day of mentorship for deserving young men from The Y at Barclays Center on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Mark Von Holden/AP Images for JCPenney)NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns’ choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Basketball fans look for draft prospects before the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III poses for a picture after he was picked second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Phoenix Suns fans Josie Velasco, Michael Velasco, Angel Velasco and Susan Velasco, from left, cheer in Phoenix as the Suns selected Deandre Ayton with the first pick in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Luka Doncic, who plays for Real Madrid, poses for a picture with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after Doncic was picked third overall by the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked second overall by the Sacramento Kings during NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NextShow Caption1 of 58Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)ExpandSoCal prospectsSeveral prospects with Southern California ties in this year’s draft. Here are some of the players to keep an eye on as they start their NBA careers:Marvin Bagley III (Sierra Canyon HS / Duke)De’Anthony Melton (Crespi HS / USC)Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall / UCLA)Chimezie Metu (Lawndale HS / USC)Elijah Stewart (Westchester HS / USC)Deandre Ayton (Balboa City School & Hillcrest Prep Academy / Arizona)Chandler Hutchison (Mission Viejo / Boise State)Thomas Welsh (Loyola HS / UCLA)LiAngelo Ball (Chino Hills HS / UCLA / Vyautas Prienu) AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHoliday went to the Indiana Pacers with the 23rd pick and college teammate Thomas Welsh was selected with the 58th pick in the second round by the Denver Nuggets.Melton was chosen in the second round, going to the Houston Rockets at No. 46. Metu went three picks later to the San Antonio Spurs.Doc Rivers and the LA Clippers filled a couple of spots in their backcourt. LA made a trade with the Charlotte Hornets to move up from No. 12 to 11 and nabbed 6-foot-6 point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Kentucky. The Clippers used the 13th overall pick to select shooting guard Jerome Robinson of Boston College.As an unheralded college recruit, Moe Wagner made the jump from Berlin to Michigan. He took his next big leap into the NBA after he was drafted with the 25th pick by the Los Angeles Lakers.Wagner would be the first of three European-born players drafted by the Lakers. LA drafted Isaac Bonga from Germany with the 39th pick and Sviatoslav “Svi” Mykhailiuk, from the University of Kansas via Ukraine, with the 47th pick. 2018 NBA draft pick-by-pick recapThe Phoenix Suns held the first overall pick after winning the draft lottery and finishing the season with a 21-61 record.Phoenix didn’t have to look far to find its No. 1 pick, selecting University of Arizona center Deandre Ayton, who played the last two years of his high school career in Phoenix before winning a Pac-12 Tournament Championship with the Wildcats.Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, from Sierra Canyon High, was selected at No. 2 by the Sacramento Kings, and Luka Dončić of Slovenia went No. 3 to the Atlanta Hawks.Notable locals in the draft include UCLA’s Aaron Holiday, who also played at Campbell Hall, and USC’s De’Anthony Melton (Crespi High) and Chimezie Metu (Lawndale). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Red Sox could pursue White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson

first_img Pumpsie Green, Red Sox’s first African American player, dies at 85 The #RedSox are among the teams to evaluate #BlueJays reliever Daniel Hudson in recent days. Hudson, with a 0.93 ERA in his last 16 outings, is drawing trade interest from multiple teams, source says. @MLBNetwork @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 21, 2019Abreu, 32, has spent his entire six-year career with the White Sox. The three-time All-Star is slashing .273/.307/.491 with 21 home runs and 69 RBIs in 95 games with Chicago this season.Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has “long admired” Abreu, according to Forbes’ report. Related News Florida’s Feleipe Franks calls baseball a ‘backup plan’ “I think everything started with the rotation,” Cora said. “We know that. We do feel those guys are going to give us a chance to win. … We have enough arms to finish the job.”The Red Sox finished play Sunday three games out of the second American League wild-card spot with a 54-46 record. The Red Sox have some targets in mind if they decide to be buyers before the July 31 trade deadline.Boston is “monitoring” the availability of White Sox slugger Jose Abreu and evaluating a potential deal for Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson, according to reports from Forbes and MLB.com. Dave Dombrowski has long admired Jose Abreu. The @RedSox are among a few teams monitoring Abreu’s availability. He might be most impactful bat on the market if @whitesox we’re willing to deal him. Could trade him and re-sign him but value as a rental is limited.— Phil Rogers (@philgrogers) July 19, 2019Hudson, meanwhile, is in his first year with the Blue Jays. He holds a 5-2 record with a 2.72 ERA in 40 appearances in 2019.The 32-year-old right-hander has also pitched for the White Sox, Diamondbacks, Pirates and Dodgers during his 10 MLB seasons.The Red Sox already completed one trade this month as they acquired starter Andrew Cashner from the Orioles. There’s a chance the team is finished making moves after that deal, Dombrowski told reporters.“We might (stand pat),” Dombrowski said, via MassLive.com. “I think it’s one of those where we’ll analyze and see what takes place. … When you look out there, there’s a good core of guys we like.”Boston manager Alex Cora said the team “should be fine” as presently constructed. Red Sox trade news: Boston acquires Andrew Cashner from Orioleslast_img read more

Krste Velkoski got offers from Russia, Turkey and South Korea

first_imgOne of the best players of FC Sarajevo, Macedonian national team player Krste Velkoski, will leave the current champion of B&H.Velkoski received offers of clubs from three countries, Russia, South Korea and Turkey. The leaders of FC Sarajevo are currently negotiating with interested clubs, and Macedonian player will most likely leave Kosevo.Krste was the best assistant of his team in this season with seven assists, and the top scorer of FC Sarajevo with 11 goals. He played 75 matches in maroon jersey and scored 31 goals.He enrolled 10 appearances for the national football team of Macedonia.Before joining FC Sarajevo, Velkoski left a deep mark in the Macedonian FC Rabotnicki, where he played 102 matches.Fans of FC Sarajevo will remember him for good. He enrolled two assists in the Europa League qualifier against Borussia Monchengladbach, and he scored very important goals for maroon team.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more