It looks like Wayne Rooney won’t be needing his Chinese phrasebook just yet. [ FC Yahoo: Rooney announces he is staying at Manchester United ] On Thursday, the Manchester United striker issued a statement making it clear that he hopes to stay to help
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have signed Cuban outfielder Jose Adolis Garcia to a minor league contract and invited him to their big league spring training camp. Garcia, the younger brother of Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia, was the MVP of Cuba's top professional league last year and was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball in December. Adolis Garcia, who turns 24 next week, led Tigres de Ciego de Avila to consecutive Serie Nacional championships in 2015 and 2016. A right-handed hitter, he batted .315 with a .395 on-base percentage and .517 slugging percentage during his MVP campaign in Cuba. He also played briefly for the Yomiuri Giants in Japan last season.
Ranieri is out at Leicester. A mere nine months after veteran Italian manager Claudio Ranieri engineered one of the greatest upsets in sports history by winning the Premier League with a Leicester City team that most thought was as likely to be relegated as to survive, he was fired on Thursday. “Claudio, appointed City manager in July 2015, led the Foxes to the greatest triumph in the club’s 133-year history last season, as we were crowned champions of England for the first time.