Press Association The England striker, who was surprisingly only a substitute in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid, has been the subject of intense speculation about his future. But Ferguson has knocked down suggestions United would look to sell Rooney in the summer. Sunday’s team selection for the FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea will be keenly observed, although Ferguson’s stance on the Rooney debate is now quite clear. Former Everton man Rooney is tied to United until the end of the 2014/15 season, so there is no need to sit down for talks immediately. Ferguson said, according to several Sunday newspapers: “There’s no issue with his contract, when it has to be renegotiated it will be. We don’t want players to leave.” Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed the club intend to keep Wayne Rooney beyond the length of his current contract.
London: English giants Chelsea on Thursday announced that they have reached an agreement with RB Leipzig over the transfer of hotshot striker Timo Werner, subject to passing a medical examination. The 24-year-old has also agreed personal terms with Chelsea and will join ‘The Blues’ in July. He will remain with Leipzig for the rest of the Bundesliga season. “I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club,” Werner was quoted as saying in the statement released on Chelsea’s Twitter handle. “I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart. “I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us,” he added. It is being reported by Daily Mail that Chelsea have agreed to pay 53 million pounds for Werner, which was his release clause and he will reportedly be earning 175,000 pounds week for the next five years at Stamford Bridge. Werner is currently enjoying the most profitable season of his career yet, having already scored 32 goals and registered 13 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions. IANS Also Watch: Morning Bulletin | 19th June, 2020
It is one of the most gut-wrenching and disappointing sights in baseball: watching the other team celebrate a walk-off victory.Eight weeks ago, the USC baseball team watched Long Beach State celebrate a walk-off win on a frigid Tuesday night in Long Beach. Today, the Trojans (18-21) have a chance to return the favor as they host the Dirtbags (19-18) at 6 p.m.Bounce back · With junior pitcher Ben Mount’s move to the closer role, freshman pitcher Kyle Richter will be called upon to make his third career start. Richter will look to get the Trojans back on track after they suffered an 8-2 defeat at Washington on Sunday. – Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan “[Long Beach’s] game-winning single was hit to me,” said junior right fielder Alex Sherrod. “I had a chance to throw the guy out and I bobbled it. You try to release the mental brick, but personally, I’m still hanging on to that. You try to put your losses behind you, but I’m still thinking about it.”When the Trojans last faced Long Beach, they scored two runs in the seventh to even the game at four and threatened to take the lead in the ninth. It was the Dirtbags, however, who came through with an RBI-single in the bottom of the ninth off junior closer Chad Smith to walk away with a 5-4 win.Junior pitcher Ben Mount started that game and gave the Trojan’s five innings of one-run ball. But with Smith out for the season with an elbow injury, USC interim coach Frank Cruz is trusting Mount to fill the closer’s role.The righty is third on the team with a 2.89 ERA and has allowed just one run in his last eight and one-third innings of work.“Mount has a lot of confidence right now,” Cruz said. “He’s keeping the ball down well. Most importantly, he’s just throwing strikes.”Mount’s move to closer means freshman Kyle Richter will make his third career start today.The young lefty has electric stuff, as opponents are hitting just .216 against him. But he has struggled throwing strikes, issuing 13 free passes hitting two batters in 19 and two-third innings of work.Against Loyola Marymount last Tuesday, however, Richter started the Trojans off with two perfect innings before being removed to save his arm for the weekend.“That won’t happen this week,” Cruz said. “We’ve got an extra day’s rest, so we’ll let Richter go a little more.”Last weekend, the Trojans played Washington in a Thursday through Saturday series instead of the traditional Friday through Sunday to avoid playing on Easter, meaning the team only had Wednesday off.This weekend the Trojans are back to the classic scheduling, giving them the usual two days of rest.USC took two of three from the Huskies this weekend to notch its third-consecutive Pac-10 series win, but dropped the final game of the series for just the second time this season in Pac-10 play.Although the series victory is important, losing the final game leaves the team and Cruz with what the first-year coach calls a “sour taste.”“It was a good series,” Sherrod said. “But obviously you want to complete the sweep when you have the chance.”Although the Trojans cannot sweep the Dirtbags, they have a chance for something almost as special: revenge.But Cruz, Sherrod and the rest of the team know that they can’t get too caught up in that.“Obviously you want to get them back,” Cruz said. “But it’s not so much about exacting revenge as it is about us just getting back on the winning track.”First pitch is at 6 p.m. at Dedeaux Field.