Trevor Bauer Will Not Pitch Again In The 2021 Season

TSN

Trevor Baurer will not pitch again in 2021.

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Cody Bellinger in danger of losing starting job with Dodgers?

Larry Brown Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been very patient with Cody Bellinger all season, but it appears the outfielder may be running out of time to correct his struggles.

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MLB Reportedly Places Marcell Ozuna On Administrative Leave

Yardbarker

Major League Baseball has placed Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna on administrative leave as it continues to investigate domestic violence allegations made against him, reports David O’Brien of The Athletic. MLB has not made a formal announcement.

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Chelsea to reignite Jules Kounde interest if Sevilla lower demands to €50m

ESPN UK

Chelsea are set to revive their interest in Jules Kounde during the January transfer window if Sevilla lower their asking price back to around €50 million, where the two clubs almost found an agreement this summer, sources have told ESPN.

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Guardiola tells Man City not to enter Ansu Fati bidding

Barca Blaugranes

In what is certainly one of the more strange stories we’ve covered this week, Pep Guardiola has reportedly asked Manchester City not to enter any semblance of talks with Jorge Mendes about Ansu Fati. The “talks” if you call them that, haven’t even truly began and seem to only be a bargaining chip on the part of Mendes.

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Freddie Freeman likely to test free agency?

Larry Brown Sports

Freddie Freeman has spent his entire career with the Atlanta Braves, but his future beyond the 2021 season remains uncertain for now.

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MLB Denies Hunter Renfroe’s ‘Completely Wrong’ Claim About Red Sox’s COVID-19 Testing

Bleacher Report

Major League Baseball quickly pushed back against claims made by Boston Red Sox outfielder Hunter Renfroe alleging the league told his club to stop testing for COVID-19 amid a recent outbreak. 

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Hunter Renfroe: MLB asked Red Sox to stop testing for COVID-19 amid outbreak

The Score

Boston Red Sox outfielder Hunter Renfroe says Major League Baseball asked the team to stop testing for COVID-19 during its recent outbreak.

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Fernandinho Reveals What Happens To Man City Stars When ‘They Don’t Commit Themselves’ In Training

SI

City's club captain is gearing himself up for another month of intense football in three different competitions. However, the Brazilian is no stranger to hard work, becoming a stalwart in the midfield for over eight years now.

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Where Ronaldo fits for Man United?

ESPN

Cristiano Ronaldo is back at Manchester United and ready to wear the club's No. 7 shirt for the first time since 2009 in Saturday's Premier League clash against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. But giving the Portugal forward his old number is the easy part for United; the big challenge now is where to play him.

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Clayton Kershaw: ‘No Idea’ What Will Happen in Free Agency

Bleacher Report

Clayton Kershaw has spent 14 years as a Los Angeles Dodgers icon. He's unclear if that will continue for a 15th and beyond.

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Rays promote and extend GM Erik Neander

The Athletic

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a multiyear contract extension with general manager Erik Neander and promoted him to their president of baseball operations, the club announced on Wednesday.

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Tampa Bay Rays promote top prospect Josh Lowe

Sportsnaut

The Tampa Bay Rays promoted top outfield prospect Josh Lowe from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.

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3 best Serie A signings of the summer transfer window

Clutch Points

Serie A has been largely dominated by Juventus in the last decade, but a strong showing by Inter Milan last year has stopped Juventus for winning the title 10 years in a row. After an exciting season, the summer was equally exciting, with many teams trying to join the battle for a wide-open title race. Here are the three best signings by Italian clubs this summer:

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Neymar’s leaked PSG contract reveals absurd ‘friendly’ bonus worth $10.4 million

Clutch Points

The leaked current contract of Neymar with Paris Saint-Germain includes a unique clause stating he will be paid an extra bonus for just being “friendly.”

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Top candidates Steve Cohen and the Mets should pursue to lead baseball operations

The Athletic

The Mets’ top priority this offseason must be to hire a new leader of baseball operations, and owner Steve Cohen must be prepared to make whomever he appoints the highest-paid executive in Major League Baseball history. In my view, he should pursue three candidates: Theo Epstein, Erik Neander and Derek Falvey. Landing a top candidate will be key if Cohen truly wants world championship-caliber teams on a perennial basis.

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The Nominees for MLB’s Most Underrated Players of the 2021 Season

Bleacher Report

Enough about Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. already. It's about time some of the lesser-hyped stars in Major League Baseball got their due credit.

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Adam Wainwright Intends To Pitch In 2022

MLB Trade Rumors

The Cardinals have gotten fantastic work from Adam Wainwright for the bulk of his career, and that’s again been the case in 2021. Despite having just turned 40 years old, the veteran right-hander has been one of the better pitchers in the National League. With no signs of diminishing effectiveness, Wainwright intends to return for the 2022 season, he tells Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat (Twitter link).

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Liverpool Passed on Florian Neuhaus at £21M

LiverPool Offside

Following Gini Wijnaldum’s departure early in the summer, Liverpool were linked with a series of potential midfield replacements only to in the end decide to head into the 2021-22 season with the players they already had at the club.

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Barcelona Boss Ronald Koeman Breaks His Silence On Riqui Puig and Samuel Umtiti

Heavy

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has finally opened up and offered his thoughts on French defender Samuel Umtiti and young midfielder Riqui Puig.

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Braves’ Charlie Morton agrees to $20 million extension for 2022 season with club option for 2023

CBS Sports

The Braves and starting pitcher Charlie Morton have agreed to a one-year, $20 million extension that will keep the right-hander with the club through the 2022 season. There's also a $20 million club option for the 2023 season. The deal was announced by the Braves Monday afternoon. 

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. puts Guerrero’s in rare dad-son club

MLB.com

Sept 6: Blue Jays 8, Yankees 0 — Guerreros join Fielders
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to make history with his breakout 2021 season, and the 22-year-old star launched his 40th home run of the season on Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Not only did Guerrero become the youngest Blue Jays hitter to 40 homers and one of just 10 in franchise history, but he and his father are now one of just two father-son duos to hit 40 home runs, joining Prince Fielder and Cecil Fielder. Vlad Sr. hit 42 home runs when he was 24 with the Montreal Expos and reached the 40-homer plateau once more the next season, totaling 449 in his Hall of Fame career. Vlad Jr. has a long way to go, but he is now third in the Majors in home runs this season behind Salvador Perez (41) and Shohei Ohtani (43).

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MLB Power Rankings: The NL West battle up top continues and the Motivation Index makes its debut

The Athletic

It’s the home stretch of the MLB season. These are the games that thousands of people throughout the industry have been working toward for months. All they wanted was to be in a position where these games still matter.

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Manchester United interested in Declan Rice deal next season

ESPN

Manchester United remain keen on West Ham United's Declan Rice despite deciding against investing in a midfielder this summer, sources have told ESPN.

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Laporta reportedly tried to sign Neymar for Barcelona after being elected

Barca Blaugranes

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Joan Laporta is good at taking big shots and making promises. A report from Sport this morning detailed how once he was elected, Joan Laporta made an effort to resign an old friend and bring him back to the Camp Nou.

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