Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke had the Major League Baseball record annual average salary at $34.4 million. No player in history has put up more wins above replacement through his age-26 season than Trout's 64.3. And, more than that, it gives them Mike Trout - the Mike Trout - for the remainder of a career that might well wind up among the greatest of all time.
This was a bread and butter performance, the type it is said is the mark of champions. One prospective doubt is England man Jordan Henderson, who hobbled off with an ankle injury in the first half of the win at the Allianz Arena in midweek.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has refused to rule out a Manchester United summer swoop for Gareth Bale . Subs: Ceballos , Valverde, Mariano. However, he could become a regular starter for just about any Premier League team. In a separate report on the BBC from Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy offered to sign Bale on a one-year loan move, but having not offered to take enough of Bale's massive salary on-board, the offer never officially made its way ...
Earlier in the day, Watford had already secured their name in the hat for the semi-finals draw with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. Whilst Newcastle bowed out at home to Watford in the FA Cup fourth round, the very same Watford who are now in the semi-finals, now facing Wolves for a place in the final.
Giroud completed his ideal hat trick - goals with the left and right foot and one with his head - in the 59th minute with a towering header from a Willian free kick to make it 4-0 as the rout continued. "I think I have a few nice years in front of me". I'm very happy he was able to play for 90 minutes. "It's important for me to stay mentally strong for the rest of the season, stay fit and work on my body so when I get the opportunities I can do well and help the team".
Assuming he does take to the court, Nadal will face his great rival for a 39th time , looking to improve his winning record to 24-15. Nadal confirmed he would also skip the upcoming Miami Masters and aim to recover and prepare for the claycourt season, targeting a return at Monte Carlo April 14-21.
The 22-year-old Swiss, who knocked out world number one and defending champion Naomi Osaka on Tuesday, won 6-3 4-6 6-3 for her sixth victory this year over opponents in the world top-10. "I was struggling, I think, a little bit with myself since the beginning of the match", Pliskova said. She was a royal flush dealt on the first hand, a Volkswagen bug winning the Indy 500.
Messi's goals sent Barcelona 10 points clear of second place Atletico Madrid , taking a decisive step towards the title, but for those watching, the eighth wonder of the world was more important, more significant than the big picture. There are 10 rounds remaining, but with Messi and his teammates playing at this level and with such a large cushion of points, only a complete collapse could deny Barcelona a 26th league title and its eighth in 11 years.
Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have been among those linked with a move to Madrid , with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez joking on Monday, "I would like them both". Zidane's side face a Celta Vigo outfit who are 18th in the table, a point adrift of safety, and also recently changed bosses, with Fran Escriba replacing the Miguel Cardoso.
In the aftermath of their decision to trade away superstar receiver Odell Beckham , the Giants have insisted that they have a plan without telling us what that plan is . Tate caught 90-plus passes in four straight seasons for the Lions and earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2014. The Lions discussed an extension with him a year ago but had numbers lower than he was looking for.
A couple of goals tonight would put him well in contention to win the Golden Boot, although it will be silly to rule out Cristiano Ronaldo , who turns things on in the knockout stages and is now on four goals. Ousmane Dembele could be set to miss Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final first-leg through injury. They met again in 2011 semifinals, when Messi scored twice to help Barcelona eliminate Real Madrid .
It's easy to feel good about Molinari, who is coming off of an impressive win at last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational . Woods, though, is quick to dispel those rumors but admits the neck stiffness had been bothering him for several weeks.
ESPN's Josina Anderson also reported Ford would receive a five-year deal for $87.5 million once the trade becomes official. Ford posted a career-high 13 sacks last season and led the National Football League with seven forced fumbles. His breakout campaign came one year after an injury-riddled 2017 and two years after a breakout campaign in which he registered 10 sacks and 17 quarterback hurries.
He had 77 catches for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns in 2018. Mayfield and Beckham are already tight; they spent part of last summer working out in California with Landry, who has been campaigning since he arrived in Cleveland for his former college teammate to join him.
Tuesday , one year after the Packers tried - and failed - to lure restricted free agent cornerback Kyle Fuller away from their rivals, they landed safety Adrian Amos . The Packers certainly aren't afraid to pay for upgrades. The Green Bay Packers missed the 2018 National Football League playoffs, failing to reach the postseason for the second straight year.
After an exchange with Chriss as the Toronto man tried to buy a cheap foul, Ibaka lifted himself from the floor and hurled himself at his opponent, with both men then appearing to throw punches before they were ejected. Led by Kawhi Leonard , the Raptors are confident of going all the way in the east and then maybe even uprooting the Warriors when it comes to the National Basketball Association finals (if the Warriors make it this time).
After telling the New York Jets he meant to sign with them, linebacker Anthony Barr got cold feet, changed his mind and informed the Vikings that he will be returning to Minnesota, a source confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Barr will instead remain with the Vikings. Barr has spent all five of his National Football League seasons with Minnesota, earning Pro Bowl nods in each of the past four years.
The Texans entered the offseason possessing a strong relationship with Tyrann Mathieu, nine seasons of history with Kareem Jackson and a possible either-or decision to make regarding which of their two free agent safeties to re-sign. The NFL free agency frenzy is underway and the opening day did not go well for the Houston Texans. With Morse's departure, the Chiefs will likely turn to Austin Reiter as their starting center.
While Wales dominated the first half, on their way to a 15-6 lead, Scotland responded by having much the better of the second half. Scotland kicked off this Guinness Six Nations with an efficient home win over Italy and then produced a vibrant first half against Ireland .
Nishikori did not play in Indian Wells last year due to illness, falling outside the Top 30 of the ATP Rankings for the first time in six-and-a-half years after the tournament as he continued to recover from a wrist injury. Kohlschreiber put together a consistent all round display resulting in a 6-4,6-4 straight set win. It was just her eighth match of the year. "It was a tough battle, fighting, staying there physically, tennis-wise, mentally also", said Wawrinka, a three-time Grand ...
According to ESPN , the Eagles will send a sixth-round pick in this year's draft to Tampa and also receive a seventh-rounder in 2020. Jackson , 29, spent the last three seasons in Jacksonville racking up 18.0 sacks from the inside. Malik Jackson #97 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
McIlroy , who was seven shots behind and tied for 31st after two rounds, birdied four of his first six holes after starting early in the day, before adding three birdies on the last four holes to lead before Fitzpatrick caught and passed him.
Sterling's 13-minute treble secured a 3-1 win against Watford in the league on Saturday and the England winger believes City's confidence and steely focus can carry them to an historic season. The Premier League is investigating whether Manchester City broke any rules covering financial compliance, third-party ownership, and the recruitment of youngsters.
He later accused his players of arrogance and the bigger picture is that, having qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League with victory over Borussia Dortmund , Spurs may not qualify for next season's edition of the competition via their league position.
We can expect Liverpool to go out with attacking intent against a resurgent but defensive Burnley side and expect the Reds to win with a comfortable scoreline. "He's hard to me, but he also gives me confidence when I need it", added the Netherlands worldwide. Lukaku made it six goals in his last three games for Manchester United with his brace against PSG.
After Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski expressed doubt on Friday that Williamson would be available for the game, the school announced Saturday morning that Williamson will be sidelined for a fifth consecutive game. "I don't think I would have been able to forgive myself if, if we lost", White said after the game. Duke has largely been a mess since losing Zion Williamson to a knee injury on February 20 .
Brown reportedly made his first trade request in January, right after the Steelers' season ended. Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after a 33 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field on November 26, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Broncos , who will officially acquire Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens when the new league year begins next week, are eager to trade Keenum instead of releasing him because it would create an additional $7m in savings. When the news first broke that Flacco was coming to Denver, Keenum commented on the situation saying that he was pretty surprised by the news. Sources: The #Redskins and #Broncos are working a trade for QB Case Keenum to land in Washington.
Now the club are expected to replace him with a third coach this season. News of Real Madrid's interest in the Portuguese gaffer comes less than 48 hours after Santiago Solari's men were eliminated in embarrassing fashion with a 4-1 defeat at home against Ajax , despite winning the first leg 2-1 in Holland.
Francisco Soares nudged Porto ahead with a simple tap-in on 26 minutes, but Daniele De Rossi equalised from the spot before half-time after Eder Militao chopped down Diego Perotti . After a scoreless opening 15 minutes, Edin Dzeko went close to pulling Roma level on the night but his goal-bound effort was cleared by Pepe in the 111th minute.
Exploiting the space left by Fulham's creaky defence, Hazard and Willian both tested Rico with low drives soon after the restart.Even with the perennially inconsistent David Luiz left on the bench, there were still moments of uncertainty from Chelsea at back.
There are myriad reasons why L.A.'s season has derailed to the point of their 10th place standing in the West, 4.5 games back of the No. 8 seed, with only 18 games to play. He didn't play after the regular season his first two years in the league. As it now stands, the Lakers are only two games out of picking in the top 8 and three games out of picking in the top 7.
Prior to the game, James shared his excitement on social media. This is going to be UNREAL! Unfortunately for the Lakers, they still fell to the Nuggets 115-99. Just eight days ago, James moved into 10th place on the assists list, becoming the first player in league history to make the top 10 in points and assists.
The IRPC understands that promotion and relegation will not form part of the new proposal, preventing tier two and emerging nations from accessing top level competitive matches and creating a ceiling on their aspirations to advance and improve.
Watford - beaten 5-0 at Liverpool last week - collected their third Premier League win in four games, while Leicester will hope Rodgers can get off the mark this weekend. "As long as I'm playing football and enjoying myself I don't care who the manager is". "We'll get him back in the summer and have a player who's nearer the front line than just playing bit-parts".
Leading 3-0 from the first leg after a stunning victory at Wembley, Tottenham are the overwhelming favourites to progress. 'I'm proud of the players, of our work, ' Emery said after the final whistle. "We have a very hard game on Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund and arriving in a better condition than we arrived today is going to be key". "It's very hard for them to watch in the moment one action like that".
Thirteen-times winners Madrid, who have lifted the trophy in four of the last five years, and had reached at least the semi-finals for the last eight seasons, suffered their earliest elimination since 2010. It could have been far more uncomfortable, had VAR not ruled out a Nicolas Tagliafico goal in the first leg, or Kasper Dolberg not spurned a late chance when sent through on Thibaut Courtois's goal.
The break helped the Hoosiers chip away; even after the Spartans went up 45-35, IN followed with a 9-0 run to pull within a point. IN will want to limit Winston's possessions, as he is the Spartans' leading scorer with 19.2 points to go along with a team-high 7.4 assists.
A 4.41 40-yard dash would make Sweat, who had 22.5 sacks and 30 tackles for loss in two seasons as Mississippi State, the eighth-fastest wide receiver at this year's Combine. The next step for Thornhill will be Virginia's NFL Pro Day. Of Note: At 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds, Little registered one of the best wingspans of any offensive linemen at the Combine.
The visit came during the partial government shutdown , prompting the president to serve fast food during the reception, which he said he paid for out of his own pocket. - David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) March 4, 2019The Bison schedule had them eating lunch during a tour of the Capitol later and some news reports said they did not expect food at White House.
Saturday's 3-2 win over Southampton was the Norwegian's 13th victory out of 16 games since replacing Jose Mourinho in mid-December, which is an outstanding record. Lukaku will probably be partnered by Marcus Rashford , who has recovered from an ankle problem picked up against Liverpool. We spoke about it at half-time and said get the ball in the box and play more forward because the Stretford End will suck it in for you.
Sweat's 40-yard dash time is better than some of the best wide receivers in the National Football League right now, including Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins, and Antonio Brown to name a few. That speed, paired with Sweat's size, is just unreal for a defensive lineman. Additionally, Sweat's 40-time was faster than Houston Texans edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney; a player that many, including yours truly, believed to be a generational, freak athlete.
It is hard to judge how much from testing, due to unknown factors such as engine modes and fuel loads, but Hamilton suspects the gap between the two top teams is big. "I already knew it would be like that for a while". Before it was a second gap, now it's half a second - maybe less, which is awesome. New regulations have presented a new challenge to teams this year, essentially restricting the ease with which they can manipulate the airflow around the front tyres.
Having endured such a long run without a goal towards the end of a year ago, Lukaku's four strikes in a week mean he is now United's top Premier League goalscorer, and has staked a claim to be their central striker for the clash with Paris St-Germain in the Champions League in midweek.
Williams, 68, dropped to one knee in front of the Tar Heels' bench with 55 seconds left in the first half and was assisted from the court by medical personnel. It's excruciating pain for a little while. I started feeling a heck of a lot better. He says he could have returned to the sideline. If we had lost, I would have gone back out there with him.
The biggest question heading into Indianapolis seemed to be whether or not the Arizona Cardinals had genuine interest in taking Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray with the first overall pick. The Bengals (11th), Dolphins (13th), and Washington (15th) all lack viable long-term answers at quarterback, but they're unlikely to trade ahead of the Giants .
Another of Sarri's biggest selection decisions for the win over Spurs was restoring Marcos Alonso to the Chelsea defence only a day after admitting that Emerson Palmieri - who impressed against City at Wembley - was in better form. "But the astonishing spectacle of Kepa apparently defying his manager's authority begs two questions". "I'm sure in one of the two next matches Kepa will be on the pitch".
Both teams now have 10 games to play and De Bruyne has warned the Reds that he feels City's play is matching the standards they showed previous year. City stay a point behind leaders Liverpool , who hammered Watford 5-0 at Anfield. Sadio Mane netted a brilliant early double, while Divock Origi scored a third goal after half-time before Virgil van Dijk added a late brace. (Then) the last minutes would be more relaxed - with 1-0 it is always tough, because one set-piece, one counter-attack, ...
Manny Machado signed with the San Diego Padres on February 20 and the Phillies got their guy a week later. But Harper, as was his right to do, instead opted to take the long-term deal that guaranteed him $330 million and a no-trade clause.
It could make future negotiations with American Wilder more hard, given he is aligned with the Showtime network. The highly anticipated rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has officially been called off (for now at least). Fury sensationally rose from the canvas after being decked by a brutal left-right combination from Wilder in the 12th round of their draw back in December.