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Kyle Orton signing conveys Bills lack of faith in EJ Manuel

No one seems to be very high on EJ Manuel right now. Given his performance in the NFL thus far, it’s understandable. Manuel was certainly a reach when he was drafted; almost as much as his fellow Florida State Seminole Christian Ponder. So I guess look out, teams seeking to draft Jameis Winston down the line. The Buffalo Bills themselves probably aren’t very sold on EJ Manuel...
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VIDEO: big Chicago Bulls fan also a ruthless Islamist Terrorist

Wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t report the news that didn’t wasn’t so flattering to my hometown teams. Here’s some press that won’t be making any Chicago Bulls press releases any time soon. Of course, it’s certainly not the Bulls fault that a horrible human being of this sort happens to fall into the “big tent” that is their fan base. When you’re a huge international...
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Arturo Vidal to Man United: still a £50m chance on deadline day

Time for your daily (but perhaps last) Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has. There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national...
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Man United complete Chicharito loan deal to Real Madrid

Javier Hernandez, affectionately known as Chicharito, has seen his exit from Manchester United now completed. The departure of Chicharito from Old Trafford has been forecasted for quite some time. He’s been linked in rumors with Arsenal, Napoli, Aston Villa, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur. But the deal is actually a loan move to Real Madrid. Details are still being finalized...
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Man United transfer rumors: Strootman, Falcao, Cleverley

Happy deadline day! We’re just 17 hours away from the summer transfer window closing, so it’s time to talk some Man United transfer rumors. -We begin by looking at a rumor of United Manager Louis van Gaal buying his fellow countryman; but not for this window, the next window. This isn’t a new one though as Strootman has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for quite some...
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Chicago Bears roster at 53, more moves coming?

The Chicago Bears roster is at the league-mandated limit of 53 after Saturday’s cuts, but with the rest of the NFL trimming down their numbers, the roster you see today may not be the same tomorrow. Notable cuts from the team include offensive tackle Eben Britton, wide receivers Armanti Edwards and Chris Williams, center Taylor Boggs, defensive end Austin Lane, and cornerbacks...
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California Golden Bears QB Jared Goff: a budding star

The Cal offense goes by many names: “The System,” “Air Raid,” “Bear Raid.” “The System” sounds like something UC-Berkley students would protest against. Hey man, meet me by Sather Gate at 4:20 pm dude, we’re gonna demonstrate against THE SYSTEM broham. There’s going to be a massive demonstration on Telegraph Hill. Califiornia Golden Bears Coach Sonny Dykes has...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Welbeck, Holtby, Stambouli

It’s Sunday, and that means transfer rumors dominate the gossip pages and tabloids. We have  about 31 hours left before the summer transfer window shuts, so let’s talk some Tottenham transfer rumors. Let’s get this party started.  H/T Paper Chase, via Fox Sports -We obviously begin with the persistent story line of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck. From the Sunday...
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Shinji Kagawa leaves Man United for Borussia Dortmund

Back in February, it looked like Shinji Kagawa would likely not be a part of the future at Old Trafford. That became reality today as Kagawa officially joined Borussia Dortmund. It was rumored then that Kagawa wanted to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window in search of finding a regular first team position elsewhere. Obviously, he stayed put. He didn’t get...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Falcao, Carvalho, Cerci

It’s Sunday, and that means transfer rumors dominate the gossip pages and tabloids. We have  about 31 hours left before the summer transfer window shuts, so let’s talk some Arsenal transfer rumors. Let’s get this party started. -Arsenal are expected to make a fresh enquiry for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho as Arsene Wenger attempts to bolster his squad before...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Valdes, Borini, Falcao

It’s Sunday, and that means transfer rumors dominate the gossip pages and tabloids. We have  about 31 hours left before the summer transfer window shuts, so let’s talk come Liverpool transfer rumors. Let’s get this party started. -Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to offer legendary former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes a way back into the game. Well, no one really...
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Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald and Cal’s Sonny Dykes bury the hatchet

Given what happened last year, one might have expected a somewhat tense, maybe a bit uneasy post game exchange between California Head Coach Sonny Dykes and Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald today. When NU beat Cal 44-30 in the 2013 season opener, Dykes accused NU of faking injuries, in order to stall time and slow down the fast paced Bear Raid offense. Fitz, responded to those comments...
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Notre Dame football keeps winning despite PR black eyes

Notre Dame football keeps losing PR battles off the field under Brian Kelly. There have been numerous black eyes since the Kelly regime began. However, he keeps winning in spite of scandal. It appears we’re nearing closure on the academic scandal involving five Notre Dame football players. The investigation has been completed and we may get an answer, possibly this week, on the...
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Michigan State, East Division, class of B1G after week 1

Michigan State is the class of the Big Ten East division, and the East is the strongest of the two divisions. That’s what the B1G punditocracy was saying all summer long. Week one did nothing to prove otherwise. Nebraska and Michigan won big, and there are teams to watch out for. Especially since Ohio State looked very vulnerable. Michigan State did not. The Spartans were as good...
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PHOTO: Daley Blind travels to Manchester United for medical

Daley Blind is completing his move to Manchester United. The ink is drying on the contract and the details are being ironed out as we speak. Blind flew to Manchester on a private jet to undergo his medical. Take a look: New signing Daley Blind on his way to Manchester yesterday via private jet #MUFC pic.twitter.com/eGkLNp0B71 — Talk Of The Devils (@TalkOfTheDevils) August 31,...
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Man United still playing Arturo Vidal cat and mouse game

Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has. There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup...
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Kent State vs. Ohio U. was a classic MAC battle

The Kent State Golden Flashes and the Ohio University Bobcats opened their respective Mid-American Conference (MAC) seasons at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio in front of a crowd of 22,754.  Kent State is coming off of a disappointing 4-8 record during the 2013 season while the Bobcats are coming off of a 7-6 mark and a 5th consecutive bowl game appearance. Both teams exchanged touchdowns...
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Ohio State Buckeyes show plenty of vulnerability vs. Navy

The Ohio State Buckeyes opened their 2014 regular season against the Navy Midshipmen in Baltimore, MD. The game pitted the Buckeyes, who lost star quarterback and Heisman hopeful Braxton Miller for the season with a shoulder injury, against the Middies triple-option offensive attack, an offensive scheme that is difficult to plan for and play against as they are the only major college...
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2 Legit 2 Quit Cal Golden Bears drop Hammer on Northwestern

Here comes the Hammer down on Northwestern Wildcats football, courtesy of the Cal Golden Bears. The boys from Berkley looked 2 Legit 2 Quit as they hit NU with a dose of Oaktown power “and charge you by the hour” as they were “shakin like a quake,” right from kickoff. “California, California..knows how to pass. Knows how to pass,” as QB Jared Goff was 12-18 for 186 yards...
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Man United transfer rumors: Vidal, Rojo, Cleverley, Mensah

It’s been a disastrous start of Manchester United. Still no wins in the first three Premier League games. Reinforcements are coming though, some are here. There are issues though, so let’s break it down in the Man United transfer rumors column. Let’s get this party started. -From the Daily Mirror, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to offload SIX first-team stars...
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Arturo Vidal to Man United: right final offer could seal deal

Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has. There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup...
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Marcos Rojo could never play for Manchester United

Marcos Rojo is red. Literally, the word rojo is red in Spanish. However, he is still yet to wear the red kit of Manchester United, despite being purchased by the team about two weeks ago. And that is a fact that won’t be changing any time soon, unfortunately. Yesterday, we highlighted all the reasons that are keeping Marcos Rojo from his Old Trafford debut. (feature story here...
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Bears Brandon Marshall: first ever IN SEASON Studio Analyst

I told you Brandon Marshall had a future in broadcasting. I just didn’t say that future was now. B Marsh and Martellus Bennett are great sound bites…everyone else on the Chicago Bears roster is….well, they’re paid to play NFL football not say interesting and engaging things. After getting approval from the Bears, Marshall now becomes the first active player to work a weekly...
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2014 Illini football expectations: FOX Sports pundits discuss

The 125th season of Illini football kicks off in mere hours, and it’s one that is greeted with as little buzz as any that I can remember in my lifetime. Being a third generation Illini, I’m struggling to recall a year that had as little anticipation as this one. The opening opponent (Youngstown St.) doesn’t help. Neither does the weakness of the home slate. Penn State is the...
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VIDEO: evaluating Liverpool FC Champions League draw

Liverpool FC is back in the Champions League for the first time in awhile, and look who is waiting for them in the group stages: Real Madrid, the defending Champions. Basel is a side that could be overlooked, but shouldn’t. They could be trouble. Obviously, Los Blancos, not The Reds are the favorite to come out of the group. Still, congrats Liverpool FC for making it back here...
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