Soccer Saturday pundit Charlie Nicholas believes England should be considered among the favourites to win Euro 2016 following their impressive win in Germany. Roy Hodgsons men battled back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against the world champions thanks to second-half goals from Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier in the penultimate round of friendlies before the summer showpiece.The Netherlands are up next at Wembley with expectations heightened following Saturdays triumph, a win which prompted Sky Bet to cut their odds from 11/1 to 9/1 for a first major tournament triumph since 1966. Nicholas believes that price change is more than warranted, going a step further in suggesting the Three Lions should be considered among the favourites to triumph in France.He told Sky Sports: For me England have to be considered genuine contenders for the Euros and Id say 9/1 or even 8/1 are very long odds for a side which have just turned over the world champions. Eric Dier headed home an extra-time winner in Germany It may have only been a friendly but beating Germany in their own backyard is a huge step forward and its a tremendously exciting time.There arent many more exciting players in Europe than Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Ross Barkley and the debate as to whether Wayne Rooney deserves to start has been cranked up again. Charlies Sky Bet tip Find out what Charlie Nicholas is predicting for England v Netherlands here. At Christmas I would have said England would be aiming at the quarter-finals and maybe the semi-finals at best, but its looking wide open right now.Spain and Germany are both lacking that prolific No 9, a position where England have options, and while France are strong theyve got their problems.Karim Benzema is a top striker but I wouldnt have him anywhere near the squad with what has gone on and we all know Olivier Giroud goes off the boil too easily. Also See: Butland: Euro dream over Should Rooney start? 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It also doesnt include the myriad of banged up players listed as day-to-day. Going with the 64 figure though, that means just less than 10% of the 650 players on Major League rosters on any given day are hurt. Blue Jays fans know this only too well. This is the third straight season that is being scuttled in part because of injuries. In 2012, it was the Jays losing Kyle Drabek, Brandon Morrow, and Drew Hutchison, all in one fateful week in June. Last season it was Jose Reyes, Brett Lawrie, and Jose Bautista, just to name a few. Right now the Jays are dealing with injuries to their 4, 5, and 6 hitters in Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind and Lawrie, with no definitive timetable for their return. With the All-Star break rapidly approaching, you could actually put something close to an All-Star squad for each League made up of players on the DL or just listed as day-to-day. Lets start with the American League: (C) Matt Wieters- Orioles(1 Edwin Encarnacion - Blue Jays or Joe Mauer- Minnesota(2 Brett Lawrie- Blue Jays (OK maybe not quite an All-Star yet)(3 Will Middlebrooks- Red Sox (Ditto)(SS) Yunel Escobar- Rays (defensively at least)(LF) Carlos Beltran- Yankees(CF) Michael Bourn- Indians(RF) Shane Victorino- Boston or Wil Myers- Rays(DH) Adam Lind- Blue Jays (Platoon at least) (SPs) Masahiro Tanaka- Yankees, C.C Sabathia- Yankees, Justin Masterson- Clevleand, C.J Wilson- Angels(Closer) Joel Hanrahan Detroit (not based on this season of couse) The National League squad may be even more impressive (C) Yadier Molina- Cardinals, Evan Gattis- Braves, or Caarlos Ruiz- Phillies(1 Joey Votto- Reds(2 Brandon Phillips- Reds(3 Pablo Sandoval- Giants (not on DL, but cant straighten his arm due to elbow injury and is day-to-day)(SS) Chris Owings- Diamondbacks(LF)) Mark Trumbo- Diamondbacks(CF) A.dddddddddddd. Pollock- Diamondbacks(RF) Carlos Gonzalez- Rockies (SPs) Michael Wacha- Cardinals, Cliff Lee- Phillies, Josh Beckett-Dodgers(Closer) Aroldis Chapman- Reds (listed as day-to-day after a stint on the DL earlier in the season, when he took a line drive in the head.) I stretched it a bit calling some of these guys All-Stars, but Im sure you get the point. I dont really have any answers short of reducing the length of Spring Training and cutting back the regular season to 154 games, the way it used to be. Ditching interleague play to cut down on travel a bit more might be another solution. Sanchez growing with the Bisons Aaron Sanchez, who could be up with the Blue Jays at some point down the stretch or even used as trade bait, is still looking for his elusive first Triple A victory at Buffalo. Sanchez came up with a solid, and longer, outing Thursday night at home against Durham. He threw 83 pitches over six innings, but was saddled with a 3-2 loss that dropped his record to 0-2. Jeremy Moore tagged him for a long, game-winning two-run homer in the sixth but overall his numbers were pretty good. It was his third straight quality start: he gave up five hits, three runs (one unearned), walked two and struck out six. Jays begin crucial series with Rays At the beginning of the season, I actually felt Tampa Bay would win the AL East. Injuries and a lack of depth did them in in the first half. Although the Rays are still nine and a half back of front running Baltimore in the East and eight back of Seattle for the second Wild Card, they are now the second hottest team in the AL East next to the Os. Theyve won seven out of 10 and 10 out of 14. Theyre getting healthy again as well, outfielders Wil Myers and David DeJesus should be back in the next couple of weeks. The Rays could make some noise down the stretch, and thats why the Jays cant afford to be swept by them this weekend at Tropicana Field. 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