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Ryan Giggs Considering Options, Future at Manchester United

Ryan Giggs ’ illustrious career at Manchester United Football Club could be coming to an end. Currently an assistant manager at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs is celebrated as the most decorated player the Premier League has produced, accumulating 34 career trophies. He has made more appearances and won more honors than any other player in the club’s unique and elite history...
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Jose Mourinho Signs Three Year Deal at Old Trafford

Regime change has come to Manchester United. Yesterday the club welcomed a new manager, thus making the Jose Mourinho era now officially official. The Special One signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford, with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020. It was about as newsworthy a week as possible in the Man United universe, as we saw: an FA Cup triumph, Louis van Gaal...
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Arsenal FC vs MLS All-Stars: Vote Online for MLS All-Star Game Roster

Arsenal FC fans have the chance to vote online and help determine the roster of an exhibition opponent this summer. Yes, on July 28th,, the Gunners will take on the best and brightest of American Major League Soccer in an international friendly. Arsenal FC versus the MLS All-Stars will take place at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. Fan voting is now open via online ballot...
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Jose Mourinho Gives First Interview as Manchester United Manager

The marriage between Manchester United and new Manager Jose Mourinho is now officially official. No more issues about trademarks with Chelsea, as those concerns have been resolved.  Maybe that supposed six page letter Mourinho wrote in the winter has really paid off? We kid, we kid. Yesterday saw the unveiling of Mourinho as Louis van Gaal’s successor. Here below you’ll find...
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Arsenal FC Fans Can Vote Online for Exhibition Opponent Roster

Arsenal FC fans have the chance to vote online and help determine the roster of an exhibition opponent this summer. Yes, on July 28th,, the Gunners will take on the best and brightest of American Major League Soccer in an international friendly. Arsenal FC versus the MLS All-Stars will take place at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. Fan voting is now open via online ballot...
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Kentucky Wildcats SG Jamal Murray: Potential Top 10 Pick in NBA Draft

The 2016 NBA Draft is stating to take shape, at least on paper- Ben Simmons #1 to the Philadelphia 76ers, Brandon Ingram #2 to the L.A. Lakers, and Dragan Bender, possibly the next Kristaps Porzingis, #3 to the Boston Celtics. Then it’s possibly Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn and Jamal Murray, in an order that’s anybody’s guess, right after the top three. ESPN College Hoops and International...
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Rafael Benitez Aiming to Rebuild and Remake Newcastle United

Newly minted Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has certainly been around the block, accomplishing a lot over the years with numerous former clubs: Liverpool, Napoli, Real Madrid. He’s led 12 different clubs since 1993. Despite all the potential job offers he might have had, Rafa Benitez decided to stay at Tyneside, with a club that’s now been relegated. Give him time...
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Tottenham Hotspur Release New Video Footage of Future Stadium

Out of all the Tottenham Hotspur news links on the inter webs today, the new stadium footage might be of the most interest to supporters. In February, the club received the backing of the Mayor of London for the Northumberland Development Project. Spurs are looking to rebuild their current ground into a sporting, event and entertainment district that would act as a centerpiece...
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Tottenham Hotspur Champions League Odds for 2016

The season certainly did not the end the way that Tottenham Hotspur wanted, but 2015-16 is still the most successful campaign in a half century for the North London club. Spurs were the last team left competing with upstart Leicester City for the Premier League title, and now find themselves making their first ever appearance in the UEFA Champions League this summer. Tottenham...
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Evaluating Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League Odds

The season certainly did not the end the way that Tottenham Hotspur wanted, but 2015-16 is still the most successful campaign in a half century for the North London club. Spurs were the last team left competing with upstart Leicester City for the Premier League title, and now find themselves making their first ever appearance in the UEFA Champions League this summer. Tottenham...
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2016 NBA Mock Draft First Round (5/27/16)

The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery went chalk Tuesday evening so the draft order is official.  Here is a look at The Sports Bank’s latest 2016 NBA Mock Draft. The Sports Bank is the only independently owned, mom and pop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2017 NFL mock draft, 2016 NBA mock draft, 2016 MLB...
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2016 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (5/27/16)

The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery takes place Tuesday evening so the draft order will be official then.  Here is a look at the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2016 NBA Mock Draft. 31. Boston (from PHI)-Thon Maker, C, Australia, 7-1, 1997 Making his biggest presence on the defensive end, Maker is still a work in progress offensively and a high risk/reward pick. 32. L.A. Lakers-A.J...
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Manchester United Target Zlatan Ibrahimovic Says He’s Decided His Destination

The now former Paris Saint-Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now reached a decision on his future, he claims. Of course, he chose not to disclose what his next team will be at this time. A revelation from the ex-PSG superstar striker should potentially come after the 2016 European Championships. Manchester United are thought to be in the lead right now, with interest also...
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Rafa Benitez has Big Dreams at Newcastle United

Newly minted Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has certainly been around the block, accomplishing a lot over the years with numerous former clubs: Liverpool, Napoli, Real Madrid. He’s led 12 different clubs since 1993. Despite all the potential job offers he might have had, Rafael Benitez decided to stay at Tyneside, with a club that’s now been relegated. Give him time...
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Liverpool FC Reportedly Close on £45m Yacine Brahimi Signing

Yacine Brahimi is the latest Liverpool FC transfer rumor to be circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Whether it will actually happen or not is a very different story, but it’s all very interesting to read nonetheless. With the silly season upon us, it’s time to talk summer transfer window. Yacine Brahimi, has been a target of many other big...
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Ronaldo Believes Mourinho will Turn Manchester United Around

During his Manchester United days, Cristiano Ronaldo was often “hazed” by his teammates over certain traits that he possessed. One of which was his tendency to wear extremely tight jeans. Yes, Ronaldo was a so-called “metrosexual” long before the term existed, and he was an advocate of skinny jeans well ahead of the clothing articles becoming trendy in the mainstream. Maybe...
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Kentucky C Skal Labissiere: the 2016 NBA Draft Wildcard

Following the demolishing of Duke in the Champions Classic, Kentucky Coach John Calipari was asked by a reporter if the pedestrian performance by Skal Labissiere was worrisome for Skal. The Port-au-Prince, Haiti native fouled out in just 13 minutes, and committed two turnovers. On the plus side, he had seven points and four rebounds in that limited amount of action. “He’s going...
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Kentucky’s Jamal Murray Could be Top 6 Pick in NBA Draft

The 2016 NBA Draft is stating to take shape, at least on paper- Ben Simmons #1 to the Philadelphia 76ers, Brandon Ingram #2 to the L.A. Lakers, and Dragan Bender, possibly the next Kristaps Porzingis, #3 to the Boston Celtics. Then it’s possibly Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn and Jamal Murray, in an order that’s anybody’s guess, right after the top three. ESPN College Hoops and International...
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Tottenham Star Dele Alli to Receive New Endorsement Deal

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli was the breakout star of the season; not just at White Hart Lane but in the Premier League in general. Now he’s poised to do for country what he’s been doing for club- routinely providing superb performances. His rapid ascension is even all the more amazing when you consider that he was playing for MK Dons in League One just a year ago...
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Dele Alli to Receive Lucrative New Shoe Endorsement Deal

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli was the breakout star of the season; not just at White Hart Lane but in the Premier League in general. Now he’s poised to do for country what he’s been doing for club- routinely providing superb performances. His rapid ascension is even all the more amazing when you consider that he was playing for MK Dons in League One just a year ago...
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Los Angeles Rams to Host 2021 Super Bowl

With the just breaking news that the Los Angeles Rams will host the Super Bowl in 2019, the NFL’s L.A. masterplan starts to make more sense. Why would the National Football League be so hell bent on moving back into the nation’s second largest market when they’ve had numerous failures there already? Well, they need to have their entertainment product in the entertainment capital...
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Footballer World Reacts to Manchester United Hiring Jose Mourinho

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid Manager Jose Mourinho will be taking over for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United this summer. The football experts and pundits are all weighing in, as is their duty when Old Trafford makes a major decision like this. We’ve detailed that over at this link. We’ve also chronicled the reaction of former and current footballers and football coaches...
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Henry Ellenson: Marquette Star in Mix for NBA Draft Top 5 Pick

The 2016 NBA Draft is stating to take shape, at least on paper- LSU’s Ben Simmons #1 to the Philadelphia 76ers, Duke’s Brandon Ingram #2 to the L.A. Lakers, and International prospect Dragan Bender, possibly the next Kristaps Porzingis, #3 to the Boston Celtics. How about Marquette Power Forward Henry Ellenson? Where does he fit? ESPN College Hoops and International Draft...
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Should Phoenix Suns Draft Buddy Hield or Kris Dunn at #4?

The 2016 NBA Draft is stating to take shape, at least on paper- LSU’s Ben Simmons #1 to the Philadelphia 76ers, Duke’s Brandon Ingram #2 to the L.A. Lakers, and International prospect Dragan Bender, possibly the next Kristaps Porzingis, #3 to the Boston Celtics. So who goes #4 to the Phoenix Suns? Oklahoma scoring Buddy Hield, the consensus national player of the year? Or...
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Media Reaction to Manchester United Hiring Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho is going to Old Trafford but the official confirmation has not been announced yet. What’s the hold-up? Well, it’s something involving lawyers; of course! Chelsea FC still own the copyright to the Portuguese’s name, despite the London club sacking him way back in December. According to ESPN FC: “Chelsea retain the right to use their former manager’s name...
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