UFC Fight Night 116 Results: Luke Rockhold Wins Main Event via Submission

Luke Rockhold made a bold proclamation that he’s back with a second-round submission of David Branch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 116 from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

The bout marked the first time that Rockhold has fought since losing the UFC middleweight championship to Michael Bisping in June 2016. It didn’t take him long to remember how to dominate a fight.

Branch immediately looked to close the distance with his opponent and force him to the fence. The 35-year-old also had success landing combinations on the inside, breaking his own clinch. However, the former champion made it an interesting round with the late-round surge, including a takedown.

Josh Gross of The Guardian summed up the round for Branch:

The second round looked a lot like the first at the outset but turned in Rockhold’s favor much earlier. The American Kickboxing Academy product turned Branch’s pressure against him in the second frame and scored his takedown much earlier.

Then he reminded everyone that the bottom is no place to fight Luke Rockhold.

He wasted nearly no time in transitioning to mount. Branch gave up his back in response, and the former UFC champion went to work with ground-and-pound that ultimately drew the tap from Branch.

It was the kind of performance that reminded fans and fighters alike how dominant Rockhold can be. Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting reacted accordingly:

After the fight, Rockhold did his best to inject himself into the middleweight title talks. He called out Georges St-Pierre, pleading with him to drop out of his scheduled November bout with champion Michael Bisping.

Chamatkar Sandhu of MMAjunkie passed along the quote from the post-fight interview:

The main event capped off an interesting night of fights marked by strong finishes. From Anthony Smith to Kamaru Usman, plenty of fighters made bold statements in their personal quests to climb the hierarchy in their respective divisions.

Here’s a quick rundown of all the results from Pittsburgh followed by a closer look at all of the main card action.

     

UFC Fight Night 116 Quick Results

Main Card on Fox Sports 1

  • Luke Rockhold def. David Branch, submission (Round 2, 4:05)
  • Mike Perry def. Alex Reyes, knockout (Round 1, 1:19)
  • Anthony Smith def. Hector Lombard, TKO (Round 3, 2:33)
  • Gregor Gillespie def. Jason Gonzalez, submission (Round 2, 2:11)
  • Kamaru Usman def. Sergio Moraes, knockout (Round 1, 2:48)
  • Justin Ledet def. Zu Anyanwu, split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Prelims on Fox Sports 1

  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Tony Martin, split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Daniel Spitz def. Anthony Hamilton, TKO (Round 1, 0:24)
  • Uriah Hall def. Krzysztof Jotko, knockout (Round 2, 2:25)
  • Gilbert Burns def. Jason Saggo, knockout (Round 2, 4:55)

     

Mike Perry vs. Alex Reyes

What was supposed to be a veteran test for welterweight up-and-comer Mike Perry against Thiago Alves became a showcase of talent against UFC newcomer Alex Reyes. Platinum looked sharp in adding a brief KO victory over Reyes to his record.

Alves was forced out of the fight due to travel difficulties caused by Hurricane Irma, and Reyes went into action on late notice.

Perry, who always puts on a show, sprinted off to a fast start, immediately swinging for the fences against Reyes. Although his boxing invaded his opponent’s guard, it was a knee from the clinch that sent the fight into its final sequence.

Perry crumbled Reyes with a follow-up right hand and another knee for good measure.

After the bout, he was sure to have a name ready to call out:

With the excitement that Perry brings into the cage and his skills on the mic, his self-promotion should lead to bigger fights sooner rather than later. A potential war with Robbie Lawler seems like a logical step to becoming the star he imagines himself to be.

     

Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith

Hector Lombard came into UFC Pittsburgh desperately hoping to get back on track. Having lost three fights in a row, Smith was supposed to be the guy he could beat to get back to his winning ways.

It looked like that’s exactly how the fight would play out as it went into the third round. The explosive Lombard got the better of the exchanges with his power and quickness. But the final round proved tricky to navigate.

Smith came back with a massive right hand that put the former Bellator star on the floor. From there, he followed up with strikes to draw the comeback win by TKO.

UFC on Fox passed along the finish:

While Lombard is struggling, this is just the latest in a line of good performances from Smith. The 6’4″ middleweight has won three straight by KO/TKO, setting a pattern of struggling early and coming back to knockout his opponent.

However, Smith used the spotlight of his postfight interview to hint at a move up to light heavyweight where he could have an easier path to big fights:

     

Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez

Gregor “The Gift” Gillespie was supposed to be gifted a win in Pittsburgh against Jason Gonzalez but found himself in a firefight.

Gonzalez came into the fight as a plus-325 underdog (bet $100 to win $325), per OddsShark. Gillespie came out swinging, looking to make a statement, but Gonzalez dug his toes in and fired right back, leading to plenty of fun exchanges.

The UFC showed off one of the highlights:

In the second round, Gillespie was done messing around. The 30-year-old wasted little time in taking his opponent to the ground where an apparent talent gap was immediately exposed. Gillespie cut through Gonzalez’s guard to mount and finished the bout off with a head-and-arm choke.

This was the kind of bout where everyone wins. Gillespie came through as the favorite with a performance that showcases the kinds of skills he has. Gonzalez put forth the kind of effort that proves he belongs in the UFC, while the fans were treated to one of the best fights of the night.

     

Kamaru Usman vs. Sergio Moraes

It’s getting harder and harder for the UFC to ignore Kamaru Usman as an intriguing welterweight prospect. The Nigerian Nightmare ran his win streak up to six straight wins in the UFC with a first-round finish over Sergio Moraes.

After four straight decision wins, Usman showed that he’s got some power and patience. He waited until just the right opening came about and took full advantage. UFC on Fox passed along the finish to the fight:

The win makes Usman one of the hottest prospects in a division that is short on new blood. With an exciting finish now on his resume after some decision wins, the time might be now for him to see some stronger competition.

He even had someone specific in mind after the fight:

After this win, a fight against the likes of Rafael dos Anjos is an appealing matchup for fans. The UFC could do worse than setting that one up.

     

Justin Ledet vs. Zu Anyanwu

After 10 months away from the Octagon, Justin Ledet returned to the cage to extend his unbeaten record to 9-0 (plus one no-contest) with a split-decision win over Zu Anyanwu.

Ledet was suspended for a USADA violation after an impressive win over Mark Godbeer to run his UFC record to 2-0. Facing a short-notice opponent in Anyanwu, it was important for the 28-year-old to make a good impression and make up for lost time.

That didn’t exactly happen, as he found out his opponent was a little more effective than he appeared on paper. The 36-year-old was able to find the chin of Ledet with power on occasion.

UFC Canada highlighted one of his better moments in the fight:

Ledet ended up coming out on top. His ability to use his length and keep Anyanwu at bay with his jab was enough to carry the round, but he’ll have to make a better impression the next time out if he’s going to make waves in the heavyweight division.

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Manchester City Rout Crystal Palace Behind Raheem Sterling Brace

Manchester City’s remarkable Premier League run continued on Saturday, as the Sky Blues cruised to a 5-0 win over Crystal Palace, with Raheem Sterling bagging a brace.

Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane and Fabian Delph also added to the lopsided scoreline, which continued a trend that should frighten the rest of the division, per BT Sport Score:

While many fans anticipated a one-sided scoreline before the opening whistle, the Eagles held firm early on. The Citizens were unlucky with their finishing and didn’t grab the lead until the 44th minute, when Sane flashed his remarkable talent with a great finish.

Perhaps predictably, the goal took all of the wind out of Palace’s sails, and the side fell to pieces after the break. Sterling struck twice in the span of 10 minutes, and the rout was on.

Former England international Gary Lineker couldn’t help but take a shot at the visitors:

Aguero and Delph added to the advantage late, giving their team yet another big win and a share of the Premier League lead with rivals Manchester United.

After six matches, both teams have earned 16 points, but City hold an advantage on goal difference. Guardiola’s troops are rounding into form early in the campaign but will face a serious test in Week 7, when they take on the equally in-form champions Chelsea.

The Blues beat Stoke City 4-0 on Saturday and have yet to lose a single match in any competition since their opening-day debacle against Burnley.

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Jeff Hornacek Says He Has a ‘Good Relationship’ with Kristaps Porzingis

New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek told Marc Berman of the New York Post on Friday that he has a “good relationship” with rising star Kristaps Porzingis.

Hornacek’s comment came after NBA insider Peter Vecsey (h/t SI.com’s Scooby Axson) reported that Hornacek was the reason behind Porzingis’ highly publicized decision to skip the Knicks’ exit meeting at the conclusion of last season.

Reports indicated that Porzingis missed the meeting due to “frustration over dysfunction” within the organization, but Vecsey reported that it had to do with Hornacek telling Willy Hernangomez to tell Porzingis to “stop playing like a pu–y.”

While Porzingis was the subject of trade speculation and rumors during the offseason, he remains in the fold as the team’s biggest building block.

The Knicks went 31-51 last season in their first campaign under Hornacek, but Porzingis continued to develop into one of the NBA’s most promising big men.

The 7’3″ Latvian averaged a career-high 18.1 points per game to go along with 7.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while shooting 45.0 percent from the field.

Carmelo Anthony currently remains on the team, but the Knicks are in a transitional phase, and Porzingis is leading the way with other young players such as Hernangomez and Frank Ntilikina following.

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Derrius Guice Will Play vs. Syracuse Despite Knee Injury, Ed Orgeron Says

Contrary to what LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday night, running back Derrius Guice will play Saturday evening against the Syracuse Orange after suffering an apparent knee injury.

According to The Advocate, the Tigers determined Guice was clear to play after he practiced Thursday and told the coaching staff “that he felt better.”

Guice’s return to the lineup is excellent news for the Tigers, who figure to feature the junior early and often after their offense struggled mightily in a 37-7 loss to Mississippi State last week. 

Since the start of the season, the Tigers are 2-0 when Guice rushes for at least 100 yards and 0-1 when he doesn’t. 

Last week, he managed 76 yards on 15 carries. 

Now looking for a bounce-back effort, Guice will attempt to crack a Syracuse run defense that ranks 10th nationally. 

That said, the Orange have yet to face a tailback of Guice’s caliber after opening the season against Central Connecticut State, Middle Tennessee and Central Michigan. 

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Todd Gurley, Sammy Watkins, Cooper Kupp’s Updated Fantasy Outlook After Week 3

The Los Angeles Rams‘ 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Thursday was a surprisingly action-packed affair, and offensive contributions came from an array of contributors as head coach Sean McVay’s side improved to 2-1. 

Todd Gurley and Sammy Watkins were left to do the heavy lifting, while slot receiver Cooper Kupp was quiet following a strong start to his rookie campaign. 

Here’s a look at each player’s updated fantasy outlook. 

                  

Todd Gurley

Gurley’s return to the RB1 summit is complete. 

That much became clear in the first quarter, when he logged a three-yard rushing touchdown 12 seconds into the proceedings following a Nickell Robey-Coleman interception. 

As if that score wasn’t enough, Gurley added a seven-yard receiving touchdown later in the frame before he tacked on a two-yard scamper inside the left pylon shortly before halftime. 

All told, Gurley recorded 28 carries for 113 yards to accompany five receptions for 36 yards. 

The third-year rusher has now tallied six touchdowns on the season—the same amount he produced all of last year. 

Beyond the fact that Gurley appears to be running harder, the way he’s been used in McVay’s offense has to have fantasy players giddy. That’s because he looks like a viable threat as a pass-catcher out of the backfield after former head coach Jeff Fisher failed to entertain the thought of deploying him in that role. 

Now the proud owner of two receiving scores on the season after failing to muster one over his first two campaigns, Gurley, who tied the team-high with seven targets, looks like the kind of three-down workhorse who can carry fantasy teams to the promised land. 

                

Sammy Watkins

Watkins didn’t post numbers commensurate with his draft slot in Weeks 1 and 2, and that trend held true through the first half Thursday. 

But then the second half started, and he flashed strength over the middle and blazing speed down the sideline: 

Watkins finished with six receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns, one of which came on a quick run-pass option at the goal line: 

Another poor performance could have sent Watkins tumbling into the low-end WR3 conversation, but Goff’s trust in him near the end zone and as a deep threat suggests he can be safely locked in as a WR2. 

          

Cooper Kupp

It was a quiet evening for Kupp, who caught both of his targets for 17 yards as Watkins and Robert Woods (six receptions, 108 yards) stole the show. 

Kupp’s at his best when he can work the middle of the field in the red zone, which is encouraging, but the fact that he doesn’t seem to have a clear-cut role outside of scoring territory suggests he’s more of a touchdown-dependent WR4. 

Consider him a bench stash until further notice. 

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So, UFC Bad Guy Mike Perry Wants to Fight Robbie Lawler? That’ll Work

Moments after dispatching late replacement opponent Alex Reyes via first-round knockout in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 116, Mike Perry started strutting around the cage like a rooster.

Literally.

Perry put his hands on his hips, flapped his arms like wings and worked his neck back and forth in an exaggerated chicken dance. His feet scratched at the canvas—like a proud yardbird throwing seed—and then he let loose a maniacal laugh.

The message—that the 26-year-old is rapidly becoming the cock of the walk at welterweight—was obvious. For its sheer weirdness, the gesture was also pure Platinum Perry. UFC fans have become accustomed to his non sequiturs since he arrived in the Octagon in August 2016.

In just a bit more than a year, the hard-swinging Perry has established himself as the sort of 170-pound knockout out artist people either love or love to hate. The rooster strut was a new wrinkle, but Perry has been putting on bizarre shows and ruffling feathers—no pun intended—each step of the way to his 4-1 promotional record.

After blowing through Reyes in just one minute, 19 seconds, he let it be known he’s ready for a step-up in competition.

“I’ll give you a name right now because I know you’re gonna ask,” Perry told UFC play-by-play announcer Jon Anik in the cage. “Everybody wants to see me beat up Robbie Lawler.”

This suggestion drew cheers from the announced crowd of 7,005 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Maybe there were a few groans mixed in there too. For audacity, the callout was also classic Perry since on its face a matchup between him and Lawler makes no sense.

But you know what? It’s so outrageous it just might work.

The UFC needs all the sizzle it can get as it prepares to close out its relatively underwhelming 2017 slate with 13 events in 15 weeks. Lawler is a borderline legend among hardcore fans and Perry—whatever he is—has done all he can in a short period to make himself stand out amid the company’s endless parade of cookie-cutter fighters.

Everything about Perry is in some way performative—from his gaudy collection of tattoos to Saturday’s over-gelled mohawk to his deliberate and theatrical way of speaking. Even his fighting style is like something drawn up at UFC central casting.

Not all of the press he’s earned has been the good kind. Some of it has been ugly even by the low, low standards of professional cage fighting. Prior to his UFC debut against Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 202, Perry’s cornermen were caught on tape making racial comments about Lim. Later, a picture emerged online of Perry in blackface.

As Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Snowden wrote in April, UFC fans have wrestled with Perry’s presence in the company. His victories inside the Octagon have been electrifying. Outside of it, he seems like major league trash. As Snowden wrote:

It goes without saying that none of the above passes for acceptable behavior. Frankly, it’s more than a little disgusting. Perry is gross, unstable and probably not fit for polite company. If you wanted to picket UFC for employing a man like this, no matter how good he is at his job, I wouldn’t be opposed. As a human being, Perry is an anathema, rightly shunned by decent folks. As the purveyor of violence inside a steel cage, however, he’s exactly what I want to see. That’s a thought that troubles me.

Put more simply: People would tune in to see Perry fight Lawler, either to watch Perry get some comeuppance from one of the organization’s most popular fighters or just because the bout itself would be stylistically bonkers.

Lawler has been having slugfests in the UFC since a few months before Perry’s 11th birthday back in 2002. His unlikely rise to the welterweight championship in 2014—after pit stops in organizations like Strikeforce and EliteXC—earned him MMA immortality. Even before that, his hard-nosed style had lodged him squarely in the hearts of fans.

As a fighter, Perry exhibits the same mindset. He has only one speed, he moves only forward, taking as many punches as he must in order to uncork his jaw-jacking right hand.

Putting him in the cage with Lawler would be like lighting a stick of dynamite and tossing it over the Octagon fence. Plus, Perry’s peculiar antics juxtaposed with Lawler’s stone-cold, monotone media presence would be just the kind of weird MMA fans tend to gravitate toward.

If Perry won, it would make him as a legitimate contender at 170 pounds. If he lost, it would most likely be because Lawler had done something terrible to him. From a promotional standpoint, that’s a win-win—and may well be enough to outweigh the drawbacks.

Chief among those detractions is that, while Perry has been an outlandish presence, he hasn’t done anything to earn a bout with a fighter the caliber of Lawler.

Perry came into the Reyes fight unranked in the welterweight division and just one fight removed from a unanimous-decision loss to Alan Jouban in December 2016. He was supposed to fight Thiago Alves on Saturday before Alves pulled out for undisclosed reasons.

Reyes, a natural lightweight, made his UFC debut on just a few days’ notice and against one of the hardest punchers at welterweight. It wasn’t the sort of fight he was going to win or the kind of matchup that was going to elevate Perry’s standing at 170 pounds.

But it was fun while it lasted.

Reyes moved well and landed a leg kick or two before Perry tracked him down near the fence, roughnecked him in the clinch and landed a knee to the face that ended the night for his smaller opponent.

It went just as Perry might have drawn it up—and the KO earned him one of the UFC’s $50,000 performance-based bonuses—but it didn’t mean much.

Lawler, meanwhile, is a former champion and a perennial top-of-the-food-chain performer. He’s ranked as the No. 1 contender at 170 pounds and, in July, defeated Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision on the stacked UFC 214 pay-per-view card.

Perry’s biggest win to date in the UFC was his second-round KO of Jake Ellenberger in April, but he’s never fought someone with the profile or the skill set of Lawler.

Perhaps it’s time that changed?

If anybody can stop the chicken dance, it’s going to be somebody like Robbie Lawler.

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Kris Bryant Says Bears Should Start Mitchell Trubisky over Mike Glennon at QB

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant believes the Chicago Bears should start rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky over Mike Glennon

“I mean, give him a chance,” Bryant said during an interview with 670 The Score on Thursday.

Bryant likely isn’t alone in that assessment. Glennon has led the Bears to a 0-2 record while throwing for 514 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s currently ranked 19th amongst NFL quarterbacks with a Pro Football Focus grade of 73.1. 

So while Glennon hasn’t been awful, he hasn’t exactly been inspiring, either. Andy Benoit of The MMQB summed him up thusly: 

Bill Barnwell of ESPN reiterated that point: 

Nonetheless, the Bears don’t seem inclined to turn to Trubisky just yet, per Michelle Steele of ESPN: 

There will come a point, however, when playing Glennon simply no longer makes sense if the team continues to lose and Glennon continues to struggle. In that case, getting an extended look at Trubisky—the future at the position after the Bears traded up to the No. 2 pick to select him—is the logical move for the organization. 

But there’s also the matter of deciding when game time will be beneficial versus detrimental to Trubisky. On one hand, there’s no replacement for game experience, and throwing Trubisky to the proverbial wolves will give the Bears a chance to see how he handles pressure and the speed of the NFL game.

On the other hand, surrounding him with a pretty lackluster supporting class is arguably setting him up for failure and could impact his confidence early in his development. So there’s at least an argument to be made for continuing with Glennon as the starter, but it’s beginning to feel more and more inevitable that Trubisky will finish the season atop the depth chart.

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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Georgia Bulldogs Odds, Football Betting Pick

The Mississippi State Bulldogs pulled off an upset against LSU last week, but they’re only 2-3 straight up and 0-5 against the spread their last five times out after winning outright as an underdog. They’ll fight that trend when they battle the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night between the hedges in Athens.

       

College football point spread: The Bulldogs opened as 3.5-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)

College football betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 32.2-30.9 Bulldogs (College football picks on every game)

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Why the Mississippi State Bulldogs can cover the spread

Mississippi State is off to a 3-0 start this season both SU and ATS, and they eased to a 37-7 romp over LSU last Saturday. That game was tied at 7-7 early in the second quarter before the Bulldogs scored the final 30 points of the game to win outright as seven-point home dogs.

On the evening, Mississippi State outgained the Tigers 465-270, outrushed them 285-133 and won time of possession by a 36/24 margin. Dual-threat quarterback Nick Fitzgerald threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more, running back Aeris Williams tallied 146 yards on 23 carries and wide receiver Keith Mixon caught six balls for 97 yards and a score.

Meanwhile the MSU defense held the LSU running game 125 yards under what it averaged through its first two games.

The Bulldogs opened this season with a 49-0 victory over Charleston Southern, easily covering a 21-point spread, then won at Louisiana Tech 57-21, covering an 11-point line.

 

Why the Georgia Bulldogs can cover the spread

Georgia is also 3-0 on the season, 2-1 ATS, following its 42-14 victory over Samford last week. UGA grabbed an early 21-0 lead and later scored three straight touchdowns out of halftime. Unfortunately for its financial backers, Georgia then took its foot off the gas, gave up a fourth-quarter score and squandered the cover of a 33-point spread.

The Bulldogs (Georgia’s) outgained Samford 459-249 and won time of possession by a 35/25 split. Freshman quarterback Jake Fromm, subbing for injured starter Jacob Eason, only threw the ball 13 times but completed eight, three for touchdowns. Meanwhile, running back Nick Chubb rambled 16 times for 131 yards and two scores, and wide receiver Terry Godwin caught four balls for 98 yards and two touchdowns.

Georgia opened this season with a 31-10 victory over Appalachian State, covering as a 13-point favorite, then pulled an “upset” of its own at Notre Dame 20-19, winning outright as a five-point dog.

The Bulldogs have been playing without Eason and running back Sony Michel, but Fromm has been fine and Michel could return this week.

       

Smart pick

Mississippi State is coming off a big performance last week and could be ripe for a letdown. Georgia, on the other hand, showed some character last week by avoiding a change in fortunes following its big win over the Irish. The smart money here at online betting sites wagers UGA.

        

College football betting trends

Mississippi State is 3-1 ATS in its last four games against Georgia.

Georgia is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games at home against teams with winning records.

The total has gone under in 11 of Georgia’s last 15 games in Week 4.

        

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Barcelona Transfer News: Contract Renewals Prepared Amid Latest Rumours

Barcelona have reportedly opened talks with midfielder Sergi Roberto, centre-back Gerard Pique and forward Gerard Deulofeu over new contracts in a bid to tie them to the club in the long term.

Per Sport, the three Spanish La Masia graduates all have contracts that expire in 2019, and Barca are eager to get them on extended terms to guarantee their futures at the Camp Nou.

Additionally, in the cases of Roberto and Deulofeu, the pair have release clauses that are more than affordable for a number of clubs—€40 million and €20 million, respectively—so Barca are eager to increase both, per Sport.

In the summer Barca lost Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain because the Ligue 1 giants unexpectedly met his £200 million release clause.

It was an awkward situation, with the Catalan club losing a player they did not want to sell because his release clause had not been set high enough, and Barca will not want that to arise again. 

Per Sport, there is little danger of Pique’s own €200 million release clause being met but, given the 30-year-old’s experience and importance to the current Barca squad, the club want to make sure there is no danger of losing him. 

Roberto, 25, was a target for Manchester United and Chelsea in the summer, according to Mundo Deportivo (via Metro).

Tying the versatile Spain international to an extended deal would serve both to reiterate his importance to Barca and ward off any potential suitors in future transfer windows.

Meanwhile, making sure Deulofeu stays at the club has become even more important in recent days as it has become clear the 23-year-old will be required to provide cover in Ousmane Dembele’s absence due to a hamstring injury. 

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Stan Musial Rogers Hornsby Eddie Collins Ted Williams Mickey Mantle Lou Gehrig Rickey Henderson Mel Ott Mike Schmidt Frank Robinson Nap Lajoie Joe Morgan Cap Anson Alex Rodriguez Eddie Mathews Jimmie Foxx Al Kaline George Davis Cal Ripken Wade Boggs Carl Yastrzemski Roger Connor George Brett Dan Brouthers Roberto Clemente Joe DiMaggio Charlie Gehringer Jeff Bagwell Rod Carew Ken Griffey Robin Yount Chipper Jones Albert Pujols Sam Crawford Bill Dahlen Frank Thomas Arky Vaughan Pete Rose Paul Molitor Frankie Frisch Ed Delahanty Reggie Jackson Paul Waner Fred Clarke Johnny Bench Johnny Mize Billy Hamilton Lou Whitaker Harry Heilmann Brooks Robinson Luke Appling Barry Larkin Derek Jeter Tony Gwynn Jesse Burkett Bobby Grich Carlton Fisk Duke Snider Edgar Martinez Larry Walker Jim Thome Alan Trammell Eddie Murray Jim Edmonds Ivan Rodriguez Pee Wee Reese Ron Santo Gary Carter Manny Ramirez Craig Biggio Rafael Palmeiro Willie McCovey Kenny Lofton Tim Raines Ozzie Smith Ernie Banks Frank Baker Roberto Alomar Al Simmons Gary Sheffield Mark McGwire Reggie Smith Jackie Robinson Goose Goslin Joe Jackson Joe Cronin Scott Rolen Ryne Sandberg Dwight Evans Yogi Berra Jake Beckley Graig Nettles Harmon Killebrew Dick Allen Keith Hernandez Willie Keeler Buddy Bell Sal Bando Willie Randolph Bobby Wallace Jimmy Wynn Dave Winfield Sammy Sosa Jeff Kent Mike Piazza Sherry Magee Jack Glasscock Andruw Jones Ken Boyer Richie Ashburn Bid McPhee Zack Wheat Willie Stargell Will Clark Todd Helton Billy Williams Willie Davis Vladimir Guerrero Bobby Abreu Darrell Evans Bobby Bonds Hank Greenberg Andre Dawson John Olerud Elmer Flick Joe Medwick Lou Boudreau Billy Herman Joe Torre Joe Kelley Bill Terry Robin Ventura Jack Clark Joe Gordon Stan Hack Carlos Beltran Bill Dickey Enos Slaughter Bob Johnson Jimmy Collins Norm Cash Minnie Minoso Jason Giambi Jose Cruz Bob Elliott Harry Hooper Cesar Cedeno Buck Ewing Ron Cey Jimmy Sheckard Mickey Cochrane Tommy Leach Sam Rice Ted Simmons Ichiro Suzuki Max Carey Fred McGriff George Sisler Tony Perez Gabby Hartnett Chet Lemon Luis Aparicio Kiki Cuyler Hugh Duffy Frank Chance Brian Downing John McGraw Vada Pinson Joe Tinker Gene Tenace King Kelly Johnny Evers Joe Sewell Tony Lazzeri Bobby Doerr Ellis Burks Hughie Jennings Tony Phillips Fielder Jones Larry Doby Larry Doyle Fred Lynn Bernie Williams Cupid Childs Mark Grace Toby Harrah Harry Stovey Edd Roush Orlando Cepeda Mike Cameron Johnny Damon Sam Thompson Babe Ruth Barry Bonds Ty Cobb Willie Mays Hank Aaron Honus Wagner Tris Speaker Stan Musial Rogers Hornsby Eddie Collins Ted Williams Mickey Mantle Lou Gehrig Rickey Henderson Mel Ott Mike Schmidt Frank Robinson Nap Lajoie Joe Morgan Cap Anson Alex Rodriguez Eddie Mathews Jimmie Foxx Al Kaline George Davis Cal Ripken Wade Boggs Carl Yastrzemski Roger Connor George Brett Dan Brouthers Roberto Clemente Joe DiMaggio Charlie Gehringer Jeff Bagwell Rod Carew Ken Griffey Robin Yount Chipper Jones Albert Pujols Sam Crawford Bill Dahlen Frank Thomas Arky Vaughan Pete Rose Paul Molitor Frankie Frisch Ed Delahanty Reggie Jackson Paul Waner Fred Clarke Johnny Bench Johnny Mize Billy Hamilton Lou Whitaker Harry Heilmann Brooks Robinson Luke Appling Barry Larkin Derek Jeter Tony Gwynn Jesse Burkett Bobby Grich Carlton Fisk Duke Snider Edgar Martinez Larry Walker Jim Thome Alan Trammell Eddie Murray Jim Edmonds Ivan Rodriguez Pee Wee Reese Ron Santo Gary Carter Manny Ramirez Craig Biggio Rafael Palmeiro Willie McCovey Kenny Lofton Tim Raines Ozzie Smith Ernie Banks Frank Baker Roberto Alomar Al Simmons Gary Sheffield Mark McGwire Reggie Smith Jackie Robinson Goose Goslin Joe Jackson Joe Cronin Scott Rolen Ryne Sandberg Dwight Evans Yogi Berra Jake Beckley Graig Nettles Harmon Killebrew Dick Allen Keith Hernandez Willie Keeler Buddy Bell Sal Bando Willie Randolph Bobby Wallace Jimmy Wynn

Sam Bradford Out for Week 3 vs. Buccaneers with Knee Injury

After sitting out last week with a knee injury, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will not play in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters.

Per ESPN.com’s Dan Graziano, Bradford’s knee “didn’t respond well to practice work this week.”

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen added Bradford is going to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his knee Friday.

Bradford had a terrific 2017 debut against the New Orleans Saints. The 2010 No. 1 overall pick went 27-of-32 for 346 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-19 Week 1 win.

Mortensen reported on Sept. 15 the Vikings had “some concerns” about Bradford’s knee after he underwent an MRI when he experienced “swelling, pain and discomfort” during the win over New Orleans.

The Vikings made Bradford inactive in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, starting Case Keenum in his place.

Bradford tore the ACL in his left knee twice during the 2013 and 2014 seasons while playing for the St. Louis Rams. The 29-year-old appeared in 29 of a possible 32 games with the Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles from 2015-16, including setting an NFL record with a 71.6 completion percentage last season.

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Rogers Hornsby Eddie Collins Ted Williams Mickey Mantle Lou Gehrig Rickey Henderson Mel Ott Mike Schmidt Frank Robinson Nap Lajoie Joe Morgan Cap Anson Alex Rodriguez Eddie Mathews Jimmie Foxx Al Kaline George Davis Cal Ripken Wade Boggs Carl Yastrzemski Roger Connor George Brett Dan Brouthers Roberto Clemente Joe DiMaggio Charlie Gehringer Jeff Bagwell Rod Carew Ken Griffey Robin Yount Chipper Jones Albert Pujols Sam Crawford Bill Dahlen Frank Thomas Arky Vaughan Pete Rose Paul Molitor Frankie Frisch Ed Delahanty Reggie Jackson Paul Waner Fred Clarke Johnny Bench Johnny Mize Billy Hamilton Lou Whitaker Harry Heilmann Brooks Robinson Luke Appling Barry Larkin Derek Jeter Tony Gwynn Jesse Burkett Bobby Grich Carlton Fisk Duke Snider Edgar Martinez Larry Walker Jim Thome Alan Trammell Eddie Murray Jim Edmonds Ivan Rodriguez Pee Wee Reese Ron Santo Gary Carter Manny Ramirez Craig Biggio Rafael Palmeiro Willie McCovey Kenny Lofton Tim Raines Ozzie Smith Ernie Banks Frank Baker Roberto Alomar Al Simmons Gary Sheffield Mark McGwire Reggie Smith Jackie Robinson Goose Goslin Joe Jackson Joe Cronin Scott Rolen Ryne Sandberg Dwight Evans Yogi Berra Jake Beckley Graig Nettles Harmon Killebrew Dick Allen Keith Hernandez Willie Keeler Buddy Bell Sal Bando Willie Randolph Bobby Wallace Jimmy Wynn Dave Winfield Sammy Sosa Jeff Kent Mike Piazza Sherry Magee Jack Glasscock Andruw Jones Ken Boyer Richie Ashburn Bid McPhee Zack Wheat Willie Stargell Will Clark Todd Helton Billy Williams Willie Davis Vladimir Guerrero Bobby Abreu Darrell Evans Bobby Bonds Hank Greenberg Andre Dawson John Olerud Elmer Flick Joe Medwick Lou Boudreau Billy Herman Joe Torre Joe Kelley Bill Terry Robin Ventura Jack Clark Joe Gordon Stan Hack Carlos Beltran Bill Dickey Enos Slaughter Bob Johnson Jimmy Collins Norm Cash Minnie Minoso Jason Giambi Jose Cruz Bob Elliott Harry Hooper Cesar Cedeno Buck Ewing Ron Cey Jimmy Sheckard Mickey Cochrane Tommy Leach Sam Rice Ted Simmons Ichiro Suzuki Max Carey Fred McGriff George Sisler Tony Perez Gabby Hartnett Chet Lemon Luis Aparicio Kiki Cuyler Hugh Duffy Frank Chance Brian Downing John McGraw Vada Pinson Joe Tinker Gene Tenace King Kelly Johnny Evers Joe Sewell Tony Lazzeri Bobby Doerr Ellis Burks Hughie Jennings Tony Phillips Fielder Jones Larry Doby Larry Doyle Fred Lynn Bernie Williams Cupid Childs Mark Grace Toby Harrah Harry Stovey Edd Roush Orlando Cepeda Mike Cameron Johnny Damon Sam Thompson Babe Ruth Barry Bonds Ty Cobb Willie Mays Hank Aaron Honus Wagner Tris Speaker Stan Musial Rogers Hornsby Eddie Collins Ted Williams Mickey Mantle Lou Gehrig Rickey Henderson Mel Ott Mike Schmidt Frank Robinson Nap Lajoie Joe Morgan Cap Anson Alex Rodriguez Eddie Mathews Jimmie Foxx Al Kaline George Davis Cal Ripken Wade Boggs Carl Yastrzemski Roger Connor George Brett Dan Brouthers Roberto Clemente Joe DiMaggio Charlie Gehringer Jeff Bagwell Rod Carew Ken Griffey Robin Yount Chipper Jones Albert Pujols Sam Crawford Bill Dahlen Frank Thomas Arky Vaughan Pete Rose Paul Molitor Frankie Frisch Ed Delahanty Reggie Jackson Paul Waner Fred Clarke Johnny Bench Johnny Mize Billy Hamilton Lou Whitaker Harry Heilmann Brooks Robinson Luke Appling Barry Larkin Derek Jeter Tony Gwynn Jesse Burkett Bobby Grich Carlton Fisk Duke Snider Edgar Martinez Larry Walker Jim Thome Alan Trammell Eddie Murray Jim Edmonds Ivan Rodriguez Pee Wee Reese Ron Santo Gary Carter Manny Ramirez Craig Biggio Rafael Palmeiro Willie McCovey Kenny Lofton Tim Raines Ozzie Smith Ernie Banks Frank Baker Roberto Alomar Al Simmons Gary Sheffield Mark McGwire Reggie Smith Jackie Robinson Goose Goslin Joe Jackson Joe Cronin Scott Rolen Ryne Sandberg Dwight Evans Yogi Berra Jake Beckley Graig Nettles Harmon Killebrew Dick Allen Keith Hernandez Willie Keeler Buddy Bell Sal Bando Willie Randolph Bobby Wallace Jimmy Wynn Dave Winfield