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Radamel Falcao opens up about why he left Atletico

Last week Radamel Falcao proved his match fitness and finally worked his way towards earning a permanent place at Manchester United today with that beautiful header versus Aston Villa. It provided the only scoring for the Red Devils as they ended up with a 1-1 draw at AVFC. The back-story of how Falcao got here is quite interesting though. He opened up about how he knew his departure...
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Man United news: De Gea, Herrera, Di Maria

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. This is Man United news and notes. We start with the latest on the fitness/recovery of Ander Herrera. -(Mirror) Ander Herrera is set to hand Manchester United a welcome injury boost ahead of the New Year’s Day trip to Stoke City. The £30m summer signing...
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Chelsea FC transfer rumors: Terry, Salah, Torres, Ceballos

Here are the latest Chelsea FC transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Stamford Bridge. We start with John Terry. -(Daily Star) Chelsea are ready to offer John Terry a new one...
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Man United transfer rumors: Coleman, Vidic, Carvalho

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford. -(Daily Mail) Arsenal are preparing to go back to Sporting Lisbon with a £20million offer...
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Jets fire Rex Ryan in way that shows NO CLASS AT ALL

Rex Ryan and the New York Jets will part ways after Sunday’s game. (Ryan himself has known this for quite some time) Multiple outlets, who are very close to the organization, are reporting this. Jets GM John Idzik will be out of a job as well. Come Monday, (apologies of the Jimmy Buffett reference) this news will be made official. The NFL’s “Black Monday” has claimed it’s...
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Mike Shanahan: most logical replacement for Marc Trestman

Mike Shanahan appeared completely out of nowhere to do a TV hot on ESPN Sunday NFL countdown a couple days ago. Until then, Shanahan had kept a very low profile so his appearance conveyed the idea of a stump speech campaigning for a head coaching job- the Chicago Bears Head Coaching job.  He was “asked” (obviously this was pre-rehearsed) whether he wants to coach in the NFL...
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Bears will fire Marc Trestman; Phil Emery’s future in doubt

Chicago Bears Coach Marc Trestman is done for; and GM Phil Emery is on the rocks.  According to the NFL Network, the coaching believes they will all be canned, and Emery could go either way. There will be either a staff meeting tonight, or tomorrow morning, and Trestman is to become a casualty. We’ve all known this here in Chicago since December 16th, but tomorrow is the day...
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Arsenal FC transfer rumors: Carvalho, Van Dijk, Podolski, Perrin, Rosicky

Here are the latest Arsenal FC transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from The Emirates. We start with Carvalho -(Daily Mail) Arsenal are preparing to go back to Sporting Lisbon...
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Man United transfer rumors: Bale, Januzaj, De Gea, Powell, Vidic

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford. -We start with Galactico Gareth Bale, obviously. And the proposed swap deal with David...
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Man United news: Carrick, Van Gaal, Ronaldo, Shaw, Januzaj

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. This is Man United news and notes. We start with that brutal 0-0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur today. The goalless match was as awful to watch as it sounds, because both teams were exhausted. -Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal was every bit in the right...
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Jim Harbaugh reps 5 most popular NFL stories of 14

Jim Harbaugh is the trending NFL topic today, on this, the final NFL regular season Sunday. And Harbaugh has been a major topic all season long. Stories on his imminent departure have gotten a ton of page views in 2014. It’s confirmed now, Jim Harbaugh will coach at his alma mater, the University of Michigan. Also the year-end, most popular list does not include the Jay Cutler...
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Notre Dame vs LSU: news, notes, nuggets, tidbits

From a branding and/or marketing perspective, Notre Dame versus LSU is as good a bowl match-up as it gets. Forbes recently rated Notre Dame’s football program the second most valuable in the country at $122 million, behind only Texas ($131 million value), with the notation: “A single home game attracts almost 62,000 visitors from outside the South Bend area; on average, each...
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Kentucky F Willie Cauley-Stein: darkhorse #1 NBA pick?

Seven footer Willie Cauley-Stein served himself well by returning to Kentucky for another season. He will be quite an interesting project pick for the NBA team that does draft him. The Forward/Center seems to be a consensus top 10 pick, and Coach John Calipari thinks WCS could be the #1 selection come June. Here’s what Coach Cal said about Willie Cauley-Stein ahead of the destruction...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man United news: Falcao, Van Gaal, Fergie, Howard, Carrick

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. This is Man United news and notes. -(ESPN FC) Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard says he was not fazed to receive a phone call from U.S. president Barack Obama, because facing an angry Sir Alex Ferguson was far more frightening. -(Fox Sports) Van Gaal is unhappy...
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Jim Harbaugh to Michigan: official 4 Realzies now

Comcast Sports Net Bay Area has confirmed that Jim Harbaugh will take the Michigan job. If the CSN San Francisco affiliate is going with it…..it’s got to be for real. They even claim an introductory press conference will be held on Tuesday. It’s (time for the Michigan football community to celebrate the Jim Harbaugh, hopes, dreams and wishes. We’re now there. There are lots...
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Projected Manchester United starting XI vs Tottenham

Wow! That was quick. It’s that time again: Manchester United starting XI prediction time. United travel to Tottenham on Sunday for a midday kick-off in north London and Van Gaal believes such scheduling goes against UEFA and FIFA guidelines. “With FIFA and UEFA’s rules it’s forbidden to play within 48 hours. In England, it’s okay,” the Dutchman said. Well, hey, Spurs...
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Predicted Man United starting XI vs Tottenham

It’s Man United starting XI prediction time! Yes, it’s that time again, as it’s an exceedingly quick turnaround, and Manager Louis van Gaal has definitely made his feelings known on this topic. It’s a really fast pace for everyone involved. Never shy about expressing his opinion, here’s what he said: “I cannot prepare my team like I have to prepare. We have unit meetings...
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Jim Harbaugh to Michigan: unofficially official now

It’s (almost) time for the Michigan football community to celebrate the Jim Harbaugh, hopes, dreams and wishes. We’re almost there. There are lots of outlets “reporting” a deal is imminent. The latest is CBS 5 in Phoenix. The television station KPHO, via their sports anchor Joe Pequeno, says a verbal agreement has been reached, but no contracts have been signed. Pequeno...
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Report: NY Jets will fire Rex Ryan, John Idzik Monday

Rex Ryan and the New York Jets will part ways after Sunday’s game. (Ryan himself has known this for quite some time) Multiple outlets, who are very close to the organization, are reporting this. Jets GM John Idzik will be out of a job as well. Come Monday, (apologies of the Jimmy Buffett reference) this news will be made official. The NFL’s “Black Monday” has claimed it’s...
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Arsenal FC transfer rumors: Van Dijk, Podolski, Bieli

Here are the latest Arsenal FC transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from The Emirates. We start with Podolski -(Daily Express) Arsenal outcast Lukas Podolski appears to be on...
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Chelsea FC transfer rumors: Ake, Torres, Asamoah

Here are the latest Chelsea FC transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Stamford Bridge. -(Daily Express) Chelsea starlet Nathan Ake could be on the verge of a Stamford Bridge...
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Five most popular college hoops stories of 2014

As one of the four or five people (excluding people who live in four states: Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina and Kansas) who actually cares about college basketball in December, it’s time to put together our most popular college hoops stories of 2014. It’s really a shame how so few people care about college hoops until March. And how those who do care, don’t care all that...
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Vic Law, Jordan Ash, McIntosh, Falzon: NU’s future core

“The Big Ten is a great conference with some really good teams,” Northwestern Forward Vic Law said. “But I really believe in this team this year. If we all do our jobs and do what we need to do, we can do it.” With Big Ten season right around the corner, and the league obviously much weaker than it has been (the conference has racked up 19 losses and counting to mid-majors...
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Man United news: Van Gaal, Young, Rooney, Valencia

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. This is Man United news and notes. We start with Louis van Gaal explaining some of the components in his formations and line-ups: “I play this system because of Young and Valencia, they are not full-backs, they are wing-backs. I am very pleased with them...
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Man United news: Di Maria, Gaitan, Ronaldo, Rojo

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. This is Man United news and notes. We start with some Man United transfer rumors -(Daily Star) Via Portuguese newspaper A Bola. Angel Di Maria is hoping to convince Louis van Gaal to complete a deal to bring his fellow Argentine Nicolas Gaitan to Manchester...
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