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Fielding to be a priority this spring

first_imgEven though defense will be a priority, there are no plans to add additional drills. “There’s nothing more we can to pound these guys with it,” Scioscia said. Long toss Jered Weaver and Bartolo Colon played long toss with each other from about 120 feet, although they are on much different return paths. “Jered was very encouraging,” Scioscia said. “He feels good. We’re moving forward with him but it will be tough to say when he might be on the mound.” TEMPE, Ariz. – Physical examinations will be in order today for position players, who also need to make sure their gloves are in proper condition. The Angels were the worst fielding team in the AL last season, committing 124 errors for a .979 fielding percentage. The fielding miscues led to 80 unearned runs after the Angels led the league in that category in 2005 with just 45 unearned runs. Fielding will no doubt be a priority in this camp as the first full-squad workout is set for Tuesday. “I’m very comfortable with the system and with what (fielding coach Alfredo Griffin) does with the infielders,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “We’ve got some work to do because we’re going to have different chemistry on the infield with rookie (Howie) Kendrick at second, Figgy at third and (Casey Kotchman), Kendry (Morales), (Robb) Quinlan or (Shea) Hillenbrand at first.” center_img Injury report Scioscia does not think the injuries to Colon and Juan Rivera will wind up costing them the season. Colon is rehabbing rotator cuff problems, while Rivera broke his tibia in winter ball. With Colon, the real question revolves around what type of pitcher he will be when he returns. “Bart’s injury is one that historically heals itself; it will heal,” Scioscia said. “The timeframe of it, I don’t know, and how much stuff a pitcher retains after an injury like this will vary. But Bart will be back pitching at some point.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell Posts Photo Of His Return To The Field

first_imgOle Miss celebrates the Sugar Bowl win over Oklahoma State.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Laquon Treadwell #1 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates during the trophy ceremony after their 48-20 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Ole Miss star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is a little over three months removed from a brutal ankle injury that cut short a brilliant season. Treadwell recently posted video of himself on the treadmill rehabbing, and today he celebrated his return to the field. Treadwell documented the occasion on his Instagram account.For anyone who watched Treadwell get hurt, the fact he’s made this much progress this quickly is just remarkable. We wish him well as he continues his recovery process.last_img read more

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Ranieri tips Seri to shine at Fulham

first_imgFulham manager Claudio Ranieri has described midfielder Jean Michael Seri as a “very important” player for the club and has vowed to help build his confidence.Jean Michael Seri signed for Fulham from Nice for a club record of around £25million in July 2018.The Ivorian was impressive in Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Leicester on Wednesday but failed to make much of an impact as they lost 4-1 to United on Saturday.Ranieri believes that once his confidence is back, he can help Fulham stay in the Premier League this season.“It’s important he continues to play because I believe he can improve more,” Ranieri told Sky Sports.“In Nice he played so well two years ago, he was fantastic. In the newspapers it was that Barcelona wanted him.“Maybe he stayed there in Nice and his confidence went down a little – maybe he wanted to go, but he stayed in Nice, and the second year was so-so.The team of OGC Nice line up during the UEFA Europa League group K match between Vitesse and OGC Nice at on December 7, 2017 in Arnhem, Netherlands.Report: Nice has been sold to billionaire Ratcliffe George Patchias – August 27, 2019 French Ligue 1 club Nice has been sold to British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos chemical company.According to the BBC.co.uk, one of…“For this reason, Fulham had the chance to buy him, and for me, he’s a very, very important central midfielder.“He’s a key player because a lot of the play goes through him, and the other midfielders.“This is very, very important, because he always shows for the ball, plays with the ball, and is important for his team-mates.“I give him a lot of confidence, and him to his team-mates. It’s very important to have the confidence of the manager.“He is very, very important. If you [climb] off the bottom, confidence gets higher and we can do something more.”last_img read more

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For Shearer Tottenham can still win the league

first_imgThe former Premier League footballer believes the Spurs are still in the race to lift the English trophy at the end of the season.Tottenham Hotspur is located in the third position of the English Premier League standings with 12 games remaining in the title race.The Spurs have 60 points, five less than leaders Manchester City and second-place Liverpool.Tottenham has won 20 of their 26 matches, drawing zero times and losing six.And for former English Premier League footballer Alan Shearer, they are still in the competition.“It is a little disrespectful that not many people are talking about Tottenham as potential Premier League winners because they are in the title race – and they have shown they are not going away,” he told the BBC.“It was typical really that, on a day where Manchester City were sensational and made the headlines with the way they demolished Chelsea to go back above Liverpool at the top of the table, Spurs ground out another unspectacular victory.”“Mauricio Pochettino’s side have done something similar in each of their past four league games, but it is actually very impressive that they keep getting results when none of those performances have been particularly great,” he added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I thought Leicester were the better team at Wembley on Sunday and the Foxes created chance after chance by getting behind Tottenham’s full-backs, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose, who stayed so high up the pitch.”“If that happens again in Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund, Spurs are going to be in trouble because I think they will get punished,” he explained.“But, on this occasion, they not only survived, they found a way to win.”“It was obviously not the same sort of statement of intent that City made a couple of hours later, but to score three goals and take the three points without playing well at all is still a very good sign of the sort of shape that Spurs are in,” Shearer said.“Yes, in an ideal world Tottenham would be doing what City did on Sunday, and tearing teams apart, but they are at a stage of their season when their squad is stretched and getting results is the only thing that matters.”3⃣ goals in 3⃣ matches for Sonny! 🔥#COYS pic.twitter.com/XdJVdFvIca— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 11, 2019last_img read more