There's been plenty of recent speculation regarding goalkeeper Tim Howard's future with Everton, and the latest report has the U.S. international leaving the Premier League for MLS's Colorado Rapids in May. A source tells NBC's Pro Soccer Talk Howard has had "serious talks" with the Rapids. That contradicts what Everton manager Roberto Martinez said after the Toffees' Sunday game against Swansea City. When asked about Howard potentially leaving, Martinez said, "No, at the moment there is nothing. There is nothing to comment on."
Talks between Howard and Colorado "are ongoing and positive," according to ESPN FC. That outlet reports the keeper's contract will likely pay $2-3 million per year.
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What's happening in The A?
The Hawks return home from a West Coast road trip to face the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night. In more important news, it seems clear Atlanta won't shop center Al Horford at the NBA's trade deadline.
The Braves plan to boost their farm system next season by taking the international free agent market by storm.
The Falcons have added a couple more faces to their front office.