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Lehmann in line for Arsenal coaching role

Chief executive described Arsenal's dismal run during January 31 and April 10 last season - when they lost seven out of 12 matches in all competitions - as a "catalyst for change" but Wenger won his battle to scrap plans the club had to bring in a director of football.


Masahiro Tanaka shuts down Blue Jays

Masahiro Tanaka shuts down Blue Jays

It's insane. It's extremely frustrating, extremely frustrating. "I don't know if we'll have him back before the (All-Star) break", Girardi said of Castro. Olney notes that timeline puts Stroman close to free agency by the time the Blue Jays complete their rebuild. Stroman has been Toronto's most consistent starter this season, with a team-best 105.1 innings pitched under his belt.


Chicago Cubs asked about Justin Verlander, Alex Avila

Chicago Cubs asked about Justin Verlander, Alex Avila

The 2011 Cy Young Award victor and American League MVP owns a 3.53 career ERA and has 2,289 career strikeouts. Morosi followed that tweet up by stating Chicago had a scout in attendance for Verlander's most recent start on Sunday against the Indians.



Olivier Giroud wants to continue 'good journey' at Arsenal

It is Giroud who Everton are now focused on though, the scout says, feeling that Arsenal's French striker offers a potential bargain if he can be signed for £20m, meaning interest in Zapata is no longer relevant. Giroud earned more than his fair share of first-team opportunities for Arsenal in 2016-17, scoring 16 goals from 40 appearances in all competitions, but he has often found it hard to earn a regular role in the starting eleven.


Tammy Abraham claims he has signed new five-year contract at Chelsea

Tammy Abraham claims he has signed new five-year contract at Chelsea

After a stunning campaign in the Championship with Bristol City last season marked by 26 goals in 48 appearances, Abraham has had no shortage of Premier League suitors this summer. Abraham delayed a final decision on his loan destination until after the European Under-21 Championship, where he scored one goal in four matches but missed a penalty in England's semifinal shootout defeat to Germany.


Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward to make free agency decision tomorrow (Tuesday)

Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward to make free agency decision tomorrow (Tuesday)

It's no secret that the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat are fighting to get Gordon Hayward while the Utah Jazz ire fighting to keep him around. ESPN reported that the meeting with the Jazz lasted about 3 1/2 hours. No word on if Hayward has made his free-agent decision. To make matters even better for Utah, the Jazz have re-signed shooting guard Joe Ingles to a four-year, $52 million extension.