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Di Maria to Man United rumors: Carlo Ancelotti admits uncertain future

Real Madrid boss admits he doesn’t know what will happen with his Argentine star Angel Di Maria. “I don’t want to enter into this theme so I don’t lose focus on tomorrow’s game,” Ancelotti responded when asked about Di Maria’s future.   “Di Maria is available like all the others. He may or may not start the game and has opportunities, but like everyone else. ...
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VIDEO: Luis Suarez claims biting days ended with Liverpool

Do you believe Luis Suarez when he says his biting days ended in the World Cup? No, I don’t either. The former Liverpool striker was unveiled as part of Barcelona finally yesterday. It was an event that was delayed because of well, you know why. And it should have been delayed. Suarez was a disgrace to the fine tradition of The Reds; as well as every other club he’s been a part...
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PHOTO: Rojo hints Di Maria joining him at Man United

I know people use social media for all kinds of different reasons, many of which make zero sense at all. Sometimes what people post can be detrimental to both them, and their followers. Still, you can’t see this and not think Angel Di Maria is coming to Man United. Marcos Rojo, who has recently completed a deal to come to Old Trafford, hit the like button on a picture of himself...
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Christian Hackenberg, PSU outlook with Fowler and Herbstreit

Christian Hackenberg is the best passer in the Big Ten. Now with Braxton Miller out for the season, Christian Hackenberg is now the best quarterback in the conference. Sure, he doesn’t have Bill O’Brien and Allen Robinson to work with this year, but he’s also a year more developed and mature. It will be interesting to see how he adjusts to the new system under James Franklin...
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Braxton Miller OUT FOR SEASON. Sorry, Ohio St. fans

So today this happened early in the morning: Due to the Braxton Miller injury situation, Ohio St. has cancelled all media availability for the day. #B1G #Buckeyes #tOSU — Paul M. Banks (@PaulMBanks) August 19, 2014 And then this happened in the afternoon, ESPN’s Austin Ward, in conjunction with the Associated Press, dropping a bombshell of a story at about 1 pm Eastern. And...
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PHOTOS: new Notre Dame football unis unveiled

We don’t have any more updates about the scandal unfolding within Notre Dame football, but hey, we do have new uniforms! Look- shiny things!!! Brian Kelly didn’t have anything to say today regarding the investigation into academic cheating today, as it appears there really haven’t been any significant developments since Friday. We’ll keep you posted, in the meantime here’s...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Falcao, Cavani, Agger

It’s time to talk Liverpool transfer rumors, which means it’s time to talk about how Brendan Rodgers will try to replace the 31 goals of the the departed Luis Suarez. The LFC boss called on the whole team to chip in with scoring after they started the season with a 2-1 win for Southampton, the team they heavily raided this offseason. Let’s talk Liverpool transfer rumors: From...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Schneiderlin, Benoit, Townsend, Kane

  Lots of Tottenham transfer rumors to talk about today. And a couple of those Tottenham transfer rumors involve Mauricio Pochettino’s former team. Which is to be expected, I guess. Let’s get his party started. -Southampton will reject a new £17m Tottenham offer for Morgan Schneiderlin, says a claim from The Sun. Morgan is the marquee player most heavily linked with a move...
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Your 2014 San Francisco 49ers season preview

NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci is a former San Francisco 49ers Coach. So when I caught up to Mariucci at NFL Network Media Day, I couldn’t help but talk about the best division in football, the NFC West, and the Niners. The podcast is below: So what are the San Francisco 49ers getting this year in Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward? He became just the second Huskie ever...
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Chicago Bears head to Seattle with major roster questions

The Chicago Bears enter arguably the most important week of the NFL preseason with more questions than most teams would want to have answered. The Seattle Seahawks are the perfect test for a Bears team trying to gauge how likely it is for the team to be considered a real threat in a stacked NFC. Heading out on the road to one of the toughest NFL stadiums to play in, to take on a...
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EXCLUSIVE: Michigan St. season preview with Steve Mariucci

As has been well documented, NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci is a big time Michigan State guy and close personal friend of Tom Izzo. So when I caught up to Mariucci at NFL Network Media Day, I couldn’t help but talk some Sparty. After we discussed some NFL of course, Mariucci used to coach the San Francisco 49ers, and they play in the league’s toughest division, the NFC West...
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UPDATE: Braxton Miller dislocates throwing shoulder, MRI today

Two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year, quarterback Braxton Miller, re-injured his throwing shoulder in practice on Monday. He might miss the entire season. Seriously, he could really miss the whole year, a dislocated shoulder (we’ll know more after the MRI) is nothing to mess with. So to Buckeyes fans, quoting fictional Springfield newsman Kent Brockman: “is this the...
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SPOILER ALERT: Michigan Wolverines kick C’sonte York out

UPDATE: York kicked off the team The most cliche and painfully over-used euphemism for misconduct in college athletics is “violation of team rules.” It’s the most pervasive of all the meaningless PR catch-phrases spouted by University spokespeople whenever a player is suspended or kicked out of school. Because of that, I never ever use it any of my articles. Some college football...
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Ancelloti has told Angel Di Maria he can join Man United if he wants

Manchester United are stepping up for Angel Di Maria. According to the Daily Mail mow, Manchester United are prepared to commit as much as £100 m to their pursuit of Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria. United already tabled a £40 million bid, but it was rejected. Carlo Ancelotti has told Angel Di Maria he can leave Real Madrid for Manchester United if he wants, claims The Sun. ...
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Ohio State QB Braxton Miller might actually miss the whole season

Two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year, quarterback Braxton Miller, re-injured his throwing shoulder in practice on Monday. He might miss the season. Seriously, he could really miss the year. So to Buckeyes fans, quoting Kent Brockman “is this the time to panic, start cracking open each other’s heads and feast on the goo inside? I would say yes, Kent.” Ohio State officials...
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Manchester United has signed Marcos Rojo

Marcos Rojo confirms that he is a member of Manchester United after a €20 million fee plus Nani on loan to Sporting Lisbon for a season was agreed upon.  The reports stem from respected Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, who claims on his website that an agreement has been reached. He writes: “Tomorrow he is expected in Manchester. Rojo is ready to sign a four-year contract...
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Marcos Rojo confirms that he has joined Manchester United

Marcos Rojo confirms that he is a member of Manchester United after a €20 million fee plus Nani on loan to Sporting Lisbon for a season was agreed upon.  The reports stem from respected Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, who claims on his website that an agreement has been reached. He writes: “Tomorrow he is expected in Manchester. Rojo is ready to sign a four-year contract...
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Chicago Blackhawks, Kevin Hayes win Kevin Hayes sweepstakes

The Chicago Blackhawks are the latest team to gain a draft pick by losing one. Over the weekend, the time period to sign 2010 1st round draft pick Kevin Hayes ended with no resolution. Therefore, Hayes is allowed to sign anywhere he wants. Good for Hayes and good for the Chicago Blackhawks. Kevin Hayes has every right to bet on himself. He is also allowed to do so based on the NHL’s...
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Phil Simms probably won’t use “Redskins” during broadcasts

Phil Simms, legendary former New York Giants QB and current CBS NFL Analyst made the biggest news of NFL on CBS Media Day. As you no doubt have heard by now, CBS is leaving up to their on-air talent, whether or not they choose to use the name Redskins. “I would say right now I probably won’t use it,” Simms told reporters a couple hours ago. “If it’s not a big deal, why...
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Michael Jordan and three other athletes who came home again

LeBron James and his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers sent seismic waves through the NBA and the Twittersphere. He’ll return not only to his old team but also to his old number, once again donning jersey No. 23. When LeBron joined the Heat, Cleveland hadn’t earned a trophy in 46 years. LeBron, along with other NBA fans who love to bet on basketball, knew that his best championship...
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Jay Cutler and six other fantasy football sleepers

As football season begins to positively loom, fantasy leagues begin to kick into high gear. Almost everyone and their brother-in-law are trying to dupe each other in the fantasy draft by brushing up on stats for all their favorite players and catching updates from their favorite teams. Every sports fan thinks that he has the key unknown players that will make a difference in leagues...
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Broncos legend Shannon Sharpe: greatest one-liners

Shannon Sharpe was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton in 2011. I had an exclusive with him at CBS NFL Media Day, where we discussed many other topics including his outspoken personality, some of the candid things he said about others, and how they react to it. First we give you some of the best Shannon Sharpe soundbites: WR Freddie Mitchell: “If I had his hands...
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Jenny Dell to make sports TV history; possibly

Jenny Dell may soon be known for something other than her relationship with Will Middlebrooks, a member of the team she was covering at the time. Well, possibly, we’ll see if this new enterprise by CBS takes off. Dell is expected to be a part of a new all female sports talk show. It’s being billed as “The View” meets “Pardon the Interruption,” which is a less than exciting...
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Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood likely to lead Palace

Tim Sherwood was often confident during his public appearances while he held the managerial position at White Hart Lane. Sometimes he was too glib for Tottenham Hotspur. But maybe he’s a better fit for a smaller club like Crystal Palace. It’s a damn shame that we have no more “Tony Palace” as Tony Pulis really saved Crystal Palace. He was one of the best things that ever...
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Man United committing £100m to get Angel Di Maria

Manchester United are stepping up for Angel Di Maria. They have major competition for the Real Madrid and Argentine World Cup star. Paris St-Germain submitted a £48 million offer for the Argentina World Cup star, but it was rejected, and it’s thought that PSG have dropped out. According to the Daily Mail mow, Manchester United are prepared to commit as much as £100 m to their...
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