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Jimmy Butler Trade Rumors Shot Down By Bulls GM Gar Forman

NBA Draft night saw incessant Jimmy Butler trade rumors, including some narratives that would potentially reunite the superstar swingman with his former coach Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota. Obviously, it didn’t happen as Butler stayed put, but the Chicago Bulls also took a natural shooting guard, how can also play small forward and point guard with their lottery pick at #14. Yes...
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2016 NHL Mock Draft Second Round 6-24-16 FINAL

The 2016 NHL Draft is near. Who will go where? Find out with our updated edition of the 2016 NHL Mock Draft. The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the clock. TSB 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 mock draft and...
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Tottenham Hotspur’s Vincent Janssen Bid Rejected

Sifting today through the Tottenham Hotspur news, notes, nuggets, transfer rumors and tidbits circulating in the media world today, the Vincent Janssen narrative truly stands out. There haven’t been a ton of names being mentioned regarding Tottenham’s summer transfer window thus far, but they made one acquisition official yesterday- Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama. Of course...
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Liverpool FC Close to Acquiring Sadio Mane, Reportedly

Sadio Mane is the latest Liverpool FC transfer narrative dominating the Reds Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world right now. This story is a pleasant diversion from all the chaos resulting in the wake of the Brexit and its global economic adverse impact. Kudos to Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech for speaking out about the EU Referendum result though. Getting back to...
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Matteo Darmian Says Gigi Buffon is Better than David de Gea

Manchester United and Italy corner defender Matteo Darmian made comments today that seemingly convey allegiance to country over club; perhaps. Or perhaps the United right back is speaking out of pure objectivity in regards to assessing football talent. Darmian said that he believes his Italy teammate, Gianluigi Buffon, is a better goalkeeper than his United teammate David de Gea...
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Arsene Wenger Targets N’Golo Kante, Having Missed on Jamie Vardy

You knew that the Leicester City Premier League title, the greatest upset in the history of sports, would lead to the English giants targeting their star players. Either the big boys will poach the Foxes brightest stars, or Leicester will have to give them all a big increase in pay grade in order to retain them. We’ve heard about Arsenal triggering Jamie Vardy’s release clause...
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Arsenal FC Keeper Petr Cech Gives Very Strong Take on Brexit Vote

Before the Earth shattering vote yesterday, Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger made his very strong opinions known on the Brexit issue, you can read more on that at this link. Now Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech has also spoken out, giving an extremely strong take as well. As well he should as this is a huge global issue that’s adversely affecting financial markets worldwide. Here’s...
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Victor Wanyama: Tottenham Hotspur’s First Summer Signing

Southampton’s Victor Wanyama has seen his career take off and his transfer market stock rise in the past couple years. The Kenyan was signed by Mauricio Pochettino, who was managing Saints at the time, in the summer of 2013 from Celtic. He enjoyed a fine debut campaign in the Premier League, leading to rumors in 2014 that Wanyama was ready to leave Southampton after just one...
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How Denzel Valentine Fits in with the Chicago Bulls

Denzel Valentine is the first NBA Draft lottery pick to come out of Michigan State since 2001 (Jason Richardson). The Chicago Bulls selected the AP National Player of the Year and Big Ten Player of the Year with the 14th pick in tonight’s NBA Draft. Bulls GM Gar Forman said at the Bulls practice facility Thursday night that he thought Denzel  “was a fit on so many levels,...
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How Does Denzel Valentine Fit in with the Chicago Bulls

Denzel Valentine is the first NBA Draft lottery pick to come out of Michigan State since 2001 (Jason Richardson). The Chicago Bulls selected the AP National Player of the Year and Big Ten Player of the Year with the 14th pick in tonight’s NBA Draft. Bulls GM Gar Forman said at the Bulls practice facility Thursday night that he thought Denzel  “was a fit on so many levels,...
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2016 NBA Draft Team Grades

It was a wild 2016 NBA Draft with plenty of shocking picks as well as a whole lot of guys getting drafted who most had probably never heard of or had no clue how to pronounce their names.  So which teams were winners and losers on draft night? Time to hand out some 2016 NBA Draft team grades. EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlanta Hawks D12. Taurean Prince, SF, Baylor21. DeAndre Bembry, G...
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Arsenal Target N’Golo Kante Praised by Arsene Wenger

You knew that the Leicester City Premier League title, the greatest upset in the history of sports, would lead to the English giants targeting their star players. Either the big boys will poach the Foxes brightest stars, or Leicester will have to give them all a big increase in pay grade in order to retain them. We’ve heard about Arsenal triggering Jamie Vardy’s release clause...
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Tottenham Hotspur Sign Victor Wanyama from Southampton for £11m

Southampton’s Victor Wanyama has seen his career take off and his transfer market stock rise in the past couple years. The Kenyan was signed by Mauricio Pochettino, who was managing Saints at the time, in the summer of 2013 from Celtic. He enjoyed a fine debut campaign in the Premier League, leading to rumors in 2014 that Wanyama was ready to leave Southampton after just one...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 NHL Mock Draft 6-25-16 FINAL

The 2016 NHL Draft is near. Who will go where? Find out with our updated edition of the 2016 NHL Mock Draft. The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the clock. TSB 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 mock draft and...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 NHL Mock Draft Second Round 6-24-16

The 2016 NHL Draft is near. Who will go where? Find out with our updated edition of the 2016 NHL Mock Draft. The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the clock. TSB 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 mock draft and...
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Ryan Giggs Looking to Leave Man United, Land Managerial Job

Ryan Giggs ’ illustrious career at Manchester United Football Club is likely coming to an end. Giggs is celebrated as the most decorated player the Premier League has produced, accumulating 34 career trophies over his 29 years with the Manchester United organization. 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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David Ospina Questioned About Arsenal Future After Copa America

The weather was actually the top story in last night’s Copa America Centenario semifinal match at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Solider Field was a top ten trending term on Twitter as a series of fierce thunderstorms swept through the Chicago area and forced a very late rain delay in Chile‘s 2-0 defeat of Colombia. It also emptied the venue and inspired hundreds...
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Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe Return as USWNT Roster Named

USWNT Coach Jill Ellis has named her 24 player training camp roster ahead of the July 9th friendly at Soldier Field versus South Africa. The exhibition will be the USWNT’s penultimate match before the United States Women’s National Team heads off to the Rio Summer Olympics. Training camp, which opens in July, will see the return of two brand name stars to the USWNT roster. U...
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David Ospina Dodges Question on Arsenal FC Future After Copa Loss

The weather was actually the top story in last night’s Copa America Centenario semifinal match at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Solider Field was a top ten trending term on Twitter as a series of fierce thunderstorms swept through the Chicago area and forced a very late rain delay in Chile‘s 2-0 defeat of Colombia. It also emptied the venue and inspired hundreds...
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Jamie Vardy Ends Arsenal Speculation, Signs Leicester City Extension

Today officially brings closure on the Jamie Vardy “will he or won’t he” go to Arsenal FC transfer saga. It was officially announced Thursday, by the Premier League title winning side Leicester City, that Vardy has signed a new, four year contract extension on his current deal. “Leicester City have today [Thursday] agreed with the representatives of Jamie Vardy to extend...
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2016 NBA Mock Draft First Round (6/23/16)

Happy NBA Draft Week!  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 mock draft and 2016 NHL mock draft. 1. Philadelphia-Ben Simmons...
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2016 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/23/16)

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)-Tyler Ulis, PG, Kentucky, 5-10, Soph.Ulis is a terrific playmaker and creator and although he stands just 5-10, he knows how to run the point. The Clips have a couple free agent guards...
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Henry Ellenson: Can Marquette PF Break into NBA Draft Top 5?

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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Boston Celtics Taking Dragan Bender at #3? Next Kristaps Porzingis?

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. ESPN College Hoops and International Draft expert Fran Fraschilla discussed the 2016 NBA Draft on a media conference call, and Here are transcripts of some...
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Jay Bilas Sees A.J. Hammons Going Late First Round/Early Second

Happy NBA Draft Day! We conclude our series of NBA Draftniks assessing the draft stock of A.J. Hammons with the one and only Jay Bilas. In case you missed it, here’s links to the insight and analysis from Fran Fraschilla and more from Chad Ford who compared him to DeMarcus Cousins. Bilas was on a media call yesterday, and here’s what he had to say about where the former Purdue...
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