Rooney upbeat ahead Derby debut rules out retirement

first_img Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Deepika Padukone’s Most Memorable Looks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet Wayne Rooney has set his sights on playing as long as he can as he prepares to make his debut for Championship side Derby County. The former England striker signed an 18-month deal with the Rams and is eligible to play for them in their clash against Barnsley at Pride Park on January 2. Despite the agreement involving coaching duties at the club, Rooney insisted he would keep going as long as he physically can. Asked whether he may stay beyond his initial deal, Rooney told Sky Sports: ‘That depends on different circumstances. ‘I have an 18-month contract. It depends on how my body is after that and how Derby feel I have done. ‘I feel good. I’ve been lucky in my career that I haven’t had major muscle injuries that can affect you later on. I haven’t missed a training session in two years. I will play for as long as my body allows me.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… ‘I signed in the summer but I’ve been in for a few weeks now training and I’m ready to play,’ he added. ‘I’m looking forward to it.’ Former United ace and Derby county new sign ready to meet county fans The England’s record goalscorer has not played a match since leaving DC United on October 19, but claimed he felt in great shape. He added: ‘I feel my body is still ready to play, I feel good. As long as I feel I can benefit the team, then I’ll play. I feel I can add quality to the team, experience. I feel there is plenty I can offer. ‘It’s a league that I’ve always watched and it’s a bit different to the Premier League – there are a lot more games first of all. ‘Quality-wise it’s probably not as good as the Premier League but it’s a good league. You have to battle to get results and I have no problem with that.Rooney left MLS club DC United in October after 52 games, 25 goals and two years in America.last_img read more


Lazio go top of Serie A with Bologna win

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Lazio went top of Serie A with a 2-0 win over Bologna on Saturday in one of the five weekend top-flight matches which were unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak. Luis Alberto fired Lazio in front in the 18th minute and set up the second for Joaquin Correa three minutes later as the host extended their unbeaten Serie A run to 21 games. Bologna had two goals disallowed in the second half, one for handball and then one for offside following a VAR review. Lazio have 62 points from 26 games, two ahead of Juventus, whose match at home to third-placed Inter Milan on Sunday was one of five postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Serie A had initially announced that the five games would be played behind closed doors. However, it changed its mind earlier on Saturday because broadcasters, fans and the clubs did not want to play in empty stadiums. Lazio began confidently with Correa missing from close range in the second minute after weaving his way through the Bologna defence and Ciro Immobile, Serie A’s leading scorer with 27 goals, clipping the post. They went ahead when Immobile and Correa combined to set up Luis Alberto who scored with a low shot from the edge of the area. Luis Alberto then turned provider when he sliced open the Bologna defence to set up Correa who scored with a deflected shot. Lazio gave a surprisingly nervy second-half performance, though, and Stefano Denswil had the ball in the net for Bologna in the 52nd minute but the ball ricocheted off his arm and it was ruled out. Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu then volleyed home but that was also chalked off for offside against Rodrigo Palacio in the build-up. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Coronavirusinter millanJoaquin CorreaLazioLuis ALbertoSerie Alast_img read more


Dodgers’ Chris Taylor is re-adjusting to his natural position

first_imgPHOENIX — Playing shortstop is not like riding a bike. Chris Taylor held up his error in the seventh inning Monday as a case in point.Jarrod Dyson hit a ground ball to the left of the mound that caromed off Dodgers pitcher Tony Cingrani. Suddenly, time was of the essence. With 20-20 hindsight, Taylor believes he should have tossed the ball to second base for a forceout. Instead, he rushed a throw to first that sailed high. Cody Bellinger had to jump just to keep the ball from encroaching on the first row of seats. By the time his feet returned to solid ground, it was too late to tag the speedy Dyson.“That’s one of those plays that, the more I’m there, the game will slow down a little bit,” Taylor said.Taylor should have plenty of time to re-adjust to his natural position. All-Star Corey Seager will miss the rest of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery. The position is Taylor’s to lose. Turner hasn’t played this season while recovering from a fractured bone in his left hand. He only began swinging a bat last week.Forsythe is on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder.Rich Hill threw a bullpen session Tuesday and will start Sunday’s game in Monterrey, Mexico against the San Diego Padres. Hill is recovering from a cut on his left middle finger and a subsequent infection.The Dodgers haven’t determined who will start Friday and Saturday’s games, but Roberts mentioned left-hander Alex Wood and right-hander Walker Buehler as candidates.ALSOBrock Stewart was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City one day after he threw 1-2/3 innings out of the bullpen. Stewart allowed three hits and one run, and struck out three batters in his 2018 debut. … Left-hander Edward Paredes was recalled from Oklahoma City prior to Tuesday’s game. Paredes was 1-2 with one save and a 1.86 ERA at Triple-A. … The Facebook Watch broadcast of Thursday’s game will feature Rich Waltz calling the game alongside analysts representing both clubs, the Dodgers’ Orel Hershiser and former D-back Eric Byrnes. Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense This isn’t a cold audition. The Dodgers tried to keep Taylor’s shortstop instincts warm during Cactus League play, and again during pregame drills in the regular season. Adjusting to a double-play partner – Chase Utley, Austin Barnes, Kiké Hernandez or Logan Forsythe – shouldn’t be a problem, he said.But game speed is something no one can practice. Taylor said that playing an inning here or there can only help so much.“Shortstop’s a really tough position to play if you’re not there every day,” he said. “It helps with your confidence, getting in that routine. It’s a position where you have to be aggressive. There can be no doubt. I like the idea of having an everyday player at shortstop rather than a platoon.”INJURY UPDATESInfielder Logan Forsythe might begin his minor league rehab assignment this weekend, Manager Dave Roberts said, but Justin Turner is unlikely to join him.Related Articles Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury center_img Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Turner “took a lot of dry swings, a lot of grounders,” Roberts said. “It’s pushed back a little bit, not for any real reason but just the progression.” Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more