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Think Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli is crazy? Stevie G. DON’T CARE

Mario Balotelli a reputation for being a difficult character and taking part in questionable and often amusing activities. He was once described by The Special One Jose Mourinho as “unmanageable.” In June 2010, Balotelli and a group of friends fired air pistols in the open in Milan’s Piazza della Repubblica. Although denying that he is “crazy” as his mentor Roberto Mancini...
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Sir Alex Ferguson ends feud with Wayne Rooney

We have reached detente between two icons of Manchester United. More than just detente; the Sir Alex Ferguson relationship with Wayne Rooney has gone from feuding to frosty to warm now. “Wayne Rooney has buried the hatchet with Sir Alex Ferguson over the fallout that almost led to him quitting Manchester United a year ago,” says the narrative in today’s Daily Mail. According...
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Pep Guardiola viciously rips Manchester United on many levels

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has launched a vicious attack on Manchester United, telling them that they can’t afford his players. Or at least his ones. The Bayern boss also claimed Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Muller don’t want to leave for the Bundesliga for the Premier League anyway. That’s the take from today’s edition of the Daily Mail. Oh and...
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Pac-12 Basketball Preview: #2 Colorado Buffaloes

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference, breaking down each team beginning with the Pac-12. Spencer Dinwiddie’s early exit to the NBA was a significant loss this off-season for the Colorado Buffaloes but certainly not crippling for the program...
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VIDEOS: Jim Harbaugh lampooned in hilarious new series

In all likelihood, when we talk about Jim Harbaugh at this time next year, he will be coach of the Michigan Wolverines, not the San Francisco 49ers. As we’ve chronicled, Harbaugh’s days in Frisco are numbered. Michigan is a train wreck right now, especially by their high standards, so it won’t be long before Jim Harbaugh will be looking for a new gig, and Brady Hoke will be...
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Pac-12 Basketball Preview: #3 Utah Utes

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference, breaking down each team beginning with the Pac-12. The Utah Utes were one of the more surprising teams in college basketball last season. With their top six scorers back from a year ago, Larry Krystowiak’s...
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Pac-12 Basketball Preview: #4 UCLA Bruins

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference, breaking down each team beginning with the Pac-12. In losing five of their top eight scorers from a year ago, three of which were first round picks in the NBA Draft, the UCLA Bruins have a very young...
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The NFL needs complete overhaul; starting at the top

The NFL has had a rough couple weeks; to say the least. Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, and league commissioner Roger Goodell have exposed the NFL as a broken and flawed organization that depended so much on its image that it overlooked the ugliness that was inside the whole time. There is a good chance that the aforementioned players and commish will never set foot on a football field...
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Jay Cutler to showcase his personality Friday night

Jay Cutler isn’t exactly known for being an entertaining character with a whole lot of charisma. He doesn’t exactly “win the press conference” all that often. It explains why he doesn’t have a ton of endorsements and likely doesn’t have a future in broadcasting once his playing days are done. However, with his new contract, neither nor his kids and grand kids will ever...
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VIDEO: Steven Gerrard’s CL game winner for Liverpool

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard is one of the greatest and most influential players within the Premier League. He’s also one of the top 100 earning athletes in the world. He has has retired from international football. Wayne Rooney has succeeded him as captain of England.  Talented mimic, John Myatt, was commissioned to create the one-off portraits of some of the most iconic footballers...
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VIDEO: Steven Gerrard’s Champions League winning goal

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard is one of the greatest and most influential players within the Premier League. He’s also one of the top 100 earning athletes in the world. He has has retired from international football. Wayne Rooney has succeeded him as captain of England.  Talented mimic, John Myatt, was commissioned to create the one-off portraits of some of the most iconic footballers...
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Louis van Gaal tells Spanish speaking Man United players to learn English

You know that Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal is a hard-liner who commands the respect of his players. The Iron Tulip is there for his team, guiding and leading his side. And he expects his players to be there for him too. You probably saw all the pictures of the Spanish speaking members of Manchester United out to dinner together. They made the social media rounds. David...
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Man United fan killed by Man City fan after football argument

  A 49-year-old man who died after an argument over football on August 31st was identified as Mike Carter today. The fight was instigated by an argument over Man City and Man United. The victim was walking with a friend when he was assaulted moments after a dispute over the teams. He was punched and fell to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement. His death was caused by...
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VIDEO: Mario Balotelli scores first Liverpool FC goal

Last year, Liverpool FC got 31 goals from Luis Suarez and 21 from Daniel Sturridge. on Saturday, you saw what life is like when both are missing from the Liverpool FC attack. Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan, the United States’ number two goalkeeper behind Tim Howard, got a clean sheet. Today, you saw why the Mario Baloetlli signing was so important. Mario Balotelli’s Instagram...
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Chicago Bulls sign E’Twaun Moore; local product, childhood fan

E’Twaun Moore grew up a Chicago Bulls fan. Today he joined the team. The 6-4, 191 pound guard hails from East Chicago, Indiana, so this is literally “living the dream.” Moore worked out at the Berto Center (the Bulls’ practice facility in Deerfield, IL) right before the NBA Draft, and The Sports Bank asked him then what kind of feedback the Bulls gave him. “Told me to be...
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Chicago Cubs to be national game of the week Saturday

The Chicago Cubs are going to be on national television…not in 2015, or in 2016 when they might become decent again. Not in 2017 when they might actually be good. Or 2018 when they win the NL Central or 2019 when they win the World Series. (All these predictions will come true of course, I have 100% certainty) But Saturday, this Saturday. The Chicago Cubs may be on national television...
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Bears WR Brandon Marshall featured on NFLN’s “A Football Life”

Brandon Marshall has truly become the face of the Bears franchise. Now he will get even more promotion this Friday when he is the subject of NFL Network’s “A Football Life.” Here’s a scene: BONUS SCENE – Brandon Marshall: A FOOBALL LIFE http://t.co/yZJ97PaheT @furmbiz @chicagobears @bmarshall @nflnetwork — NFL Films (@NFLFilms) September 16, 2014 Brandon Marshall: A...
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Grand Jury to decide if Tony Stewart will face charges in Ward Death

The local law enforcement investigation surrounding Tony Stewart and the accidental death of Kevin Ward Jr. is complete. Stewart struck and killed Ward at a race in upstate New York on August 9th. The Office of the Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney has decided to send the case of the tragedy occurring at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park to a New York grand jury. This grand...
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PIC: Official 2014-15 Manchester United team photo unveiled

Here’s the official Manchester United team photo for 2014-15. The official Manchester United team account tweeted it out just a couple hours ago, and here’s the link if you want to download it and make it your wallpaper. I also downloaded it here and gave a larger version so you can work off that as well. Be sure to give @ManUtd a follow on Twitter as well. PIC: Here’s the...
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Tottenham Hotspur closer to having American ownership

Tottenham Hotspur are moving closer to a takeover offer from American investment firm Cain Hoy, says a story in The Telegraph today. So if the deal goes through, Spurs will join the ranks of all the English Premier League sides that have ownership groups based in the United States. Here’s a formal listing of all the Premier League clubs, what individuals/companies have what percent...
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Pac-12 Basketball Preview: #5 California Golden Bears

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference, breaking down each team beginning with the Pac-12. After six solid seasons as head coach, Mike Montgomery retired this off-season. Now the California Golden Bears now turn their program over to former...
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Man United news and notes: Ronaldo rumors, Januzaj, Chong

Plenty of Manchester united news and notes to discuss today. We begin with, of course, the Cristiano Ronaldo rumors. There’s a couple of new developments there. However, plenty of other Man United news and notes, so let’s get this coverage of the Red Devils party started. We begin with two items of note in the Daily Mirror, one relates to Ronaldo: -A fed-up Cristiano Ronaldo...
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Chelsea FC vs Man City FC: TV schedule and info

Here’s a match-up of teams that all the pundits picked to be champions, or perhaps runners-up.  It’s the Blues versus the Blue side of Manchester, League leaders Chelsea, who have begun the season with a perfect record of four wins from four matches visit last season’s champions Man City FC. TV coverage begins at 11 a.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN and Telemundo, highlighting NBC...
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Chelsea vs Manchester City FC: TV info

Here’s a match-up of teams that all the pundits picked to be champions, or perhaps runners-up.  It’s the Blues versus the Blue side of Manchester, League leaders Chelsea, who have begun the season with a perfect record of four wins from four matches visit last season’s champions Manchester City FC. TV coverage begins at 11 a.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN and Telemundo, highlighting...
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Liverpool news and notes: Ezequiel Lavezzi, Lovren, Anfield, UCL

We begin the Liverpool news and notes column with a bit of transfer rumors. It’s never too early to speculate on who is coming next to Anfield, and/or who Manager Brendan Rodgers wants to sell away from his LFC side. We’ll cover some Liverpool news relating to the UEFA Champions League as well. After 4.5 years away, an ownership change + 3 different bosses, #LFC‘s UCL exile...
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