January 27 US Paper Talk: Long-time Inter Miami target reacts to transfer rumors

Roger Martinez talks goals after Club America recall; Jordan Whitehead a huge doubt for Super Bowl.

SOCCER: Colombia forward Roger Martinez, who was heavily linked with a move to Inter Miami last year, is again finding himself the subject of transfer rumors.

David Beckham's franchise spoke to Club America about a trade for the forward last year and this season the 26-year-old has again found himself frozen out of the first team picture at the Liga MX side.

However, after scoring on his return in America's 2-0 win over Juarez, Martinez said he believed he could still do a job for his side.

"I think that the times I've had to play, I do things well," he said. "This goal recharges energy."

The Mexican transfer window closes on January 31. (TUDN)

SOCCER: Palmeiras are chasing New York City striker Valentin Castellanos. (TyC Sports)

SOCCER: Vancouver Whitecaps' new signing Deiber Caicedo has revealed how the reassurance of fellow Colombian Cristian Dajome paved the way for his move. (The Province)

FOOTBALL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting safety Jordan Whitehead is a big doubt for Super Bowl LV. Whitehead underwent an MRI scan on the shoulder injury he picked up in the win over the Packers but it's too soon to tell whether he'll be able to return for the showpiece. (ESPN)

FOOTBALL: Budweiser is foregoing its annual Super Bowl commercial slot for the first time in 37 years. (USA Today)

FOOTBALL: Super Bowl LV is set to create records for the highest average sale price of tickets and the highest get-in prices. (Yahoo Sports)

BASEBALL: San Francisco Giants are closing in on a deal with veteran infielder Tommy La Stella. The left-handed bat, who played for the Angels and the A's last year, is said to be signing on for three years. (NBS Sports)

BASEBALL: Curt Schilling fell 16 votes short of entering the baseball Hall of Fame in a year when none of those on the ballot made it to Cooperstown. It is only the third time since 1971 that the Baseball Writers Association of America has failed to elect a Hall member. Schilling has asked for his name to be taken off the ballot for 2022. (Various)

BASEBALL: JT Realmuto's decision to stay with Philadelphia was rewarded with a five-year contract worth $115.5million. (Philadelphia Inquirer)