MADRID (AP) Brazilian club Corinthians says it has agreed to transfer striker Alexandre Pato to Villarreal in Spain. Corinthians says on its club website that it has “agreed to the final administrative details of the negotiation” for Pato’s move to Villarreal. It adds that both clubs have agreed to not release the financial details of the transfer. The 26-year-old Pato played for AC Milan from 2007 to 2013, before returning to his native Brazil with Corinthians. He played the second half of last season on loan at Chelsea in the English Premier League.
For a team that has such little turnover this offseason, plenty of media outlets sure aren’t giving them the benefit of the doubt. Add to that USA Today Sports’ power rankings list, putting the Panthers at No. 3. “CB Josh Norman’s departure shouldn’t detract from what remains a formidable defense. Cam Newton can’t be asked to shoulder as much as he did last season.” The complaint here is that even they know Josh Norman departure shouldn’t really hurt the Panthers much at all. Yet, the team that went 15-1 in the regular season and stomped on every foe on the way to Super Bowl 50 with little turnover afterwards is ranked below the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals? Both teams ahead of