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So which League is THE most entertaining in the World?

Whenever the English Premier League is discussed, it is often referred to as the singularly most entertaining competition in the world of football. It’s so-called product, which is backed by billions of pounds worth of broadcasting money and investment, features some of the best talent in world football and an infrastructure that encourages fast-paced, attacking play. Contrary...
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Jahlil Okafor: Duke’s best big man this millenium

Jahlil Okafor gives the Duke Blue Devils a very different look this year. They runs their offense from the inside-out as they’re light years more efficient when the ball goes through Okafor. He is the best big man, a true post player, a real inside presence that Coach K. has had since Elton Brand. He’s not a big that will be buried in the corner to shoot baseline jumpers like...
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Jets vs. Bills could be played in Detroit, Toronto or New Jersey

There’s a lot of snow at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, and the winter weather is expected to get much worse in the coming days. As reports indicate, most of Buffalo is under more than six feet of snow, so according to a recent announcement, if Jets and Bills can’t play in Buffalo on Sunday, Week 12 game could be moved to Detroit, Toronto or New Jersey. NFL betting odds for...
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VIDEO: Van Gaal presser, Falcao out at least 2 more weeks

Manchester United Manager Louis Van Gaal said on Manchester United TV that Radamel Falcao “has a new injury” and is at least two weeks away from a first-team return. Upon further clarification from United’s official Twitter account: “new injury” refers to Falcao’s recent calf problem. The word “new” was used to distinguish this from a previous knee injury. Since...
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Coach Cal Capitalism: Calipari stresses system isn’t Communism

Coach Cal on his ground-breaking platoon system following the 72-40 destruction of Kansas: “This’ll all be decided on the court. And I’ve told these guys, it’s not communism. If someone deserves to play more they will play more. “If someone is playing themselves out of time I’ll deal with that. If one of the platoons is playing so good one game, they’ll play 25 minutes...
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Man United injury updates: Di Maria, Blind, Shaw, De Gea, Carrick

Here’s what Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal had to say today at his pre-Arsenal match press conference. He offered updates (sort of ) on all the injured Man United players. Some Van Gaal quotes: “It’s difficult to say if anyone is back because we have to wait for Friday’s training session to decide if they’re back.” “But they’re not coming back in the squad...
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Van Gaal: “Daley Blind injury not as serious as doctors first thought”

It’s quite alarming how the injuries have piled up for Manchester United.  Here are the latest updates on Daley Blind. Louis van Gaal said at today’s press conference that Daley Blind’s injury is not as serious as first thought and he will NOT be out for six months. Van Gaal on Blind: “He has a brace on his knee. After 10 days’ rest, he’ll have another scan that will...
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Chelsea transfer rumors: Cech, Mings, Azpilicueta

Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. The level of actual truth to these stories? Well,  that’s anybody’s guess. However, these narratives are always interesting to talk about. -(Daily Mirror) Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has ordered his scouts to monitor 21-year-old Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings...
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Man United transfer rumors: Cuadrado, Rami, Nani, Mings

Here are the latest Manchester United transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. The level of actual truth to these stories? Well,  that’s anybody’s guess. However, these narratives are always interesting to talk about. -(Daily Express) Manchester City are willing to activate Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado’s £28m release...
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John Calipari doesn’t have subs, he has reinforcements

Oliver Stone and Martin Sheen have nothing on John Calipari when it comes to the Platoon concept. Coach Cal doesn’t have “subs” or “reserves,” he has platoons. Two full teams where everyone stays fresh. “We kind of bum-rushed them a little bit, and every time they looked there were more tanks coming over the hill. It wasn’t substitutes, it was reinforcements. Here...
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Projected Man United starting XI vs Arsenal

It appears both Angel Di Maria and David de Gea will be available for the big match Saturday as Manchester United visits Arsenal. So it’s time for our Man United Starting XI prediction. This season, Arsenal looks a lot like United.  They’ve spent a lot of money in the transfer window, yet results have been lackingg. Mostly for the same reason- too many injuries in the back...
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Predicted Manchester United starting XI vs Arsenal

With Manchester United visiting Arsenal on Saturday it’s time to for another Manchester United Starting XI prediction. In the Gunners, United face another team that spent a lot of money in the transfer window only to be under-achieving. Mostly for the same reasons; injuries. Coincidentally, injuries have hot both teams the hardest in the same position group: defense. Here...
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Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, Liverpool FC Champions League TV info

The highly competitive UEFA Champions League group stages resume with Manchester City-Bayern Munich headlining Tuesday’s action on FOX Sports 1, followed by Arsenal-Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday on FOX Sports 1. FOX Sports 2 sees Schalke-Chelsea on Tuesday and Ludogorets-Liverpool on Wednesday. MULTIMATCH 90, the live UEFA Champions League whip-around show, continues on FOX...
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Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool Champions League TV info

The highly competitive UEFA Champions League group stages resume with Manchester City-Bayern Munich headlining Tuesday’s action on FOX Sports 1, followed by Arsenal-Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday on FOX Sports 1. FOX Sports 2 sees Schalke-Chelsea on Tuesday and Ludogorets-Liverpool on Wednesday. MULTIMATCH 90, the live UEFA Champions League whip-around show, continues on FOX...
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Bill Self on Kentucky going undefeated: “not crazy”

As talented a team as the #5 Kansas Jayhawks are, they really got annihilated by the #1 Kentucky Wildcats tonight. KU Coach Bill Self rolled with it in the post game press conference. Fresh off a 72-40 beat down, he opened with a little joke: Kansas Coach Bill Self grabs a bottled water in the postgame presser “I was hoping that was vodka” LOLOLOL #KUvsUK — Paul M. Banks...
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“I Hate Christian Laettner”…is the name of a new 30 for 30

ESPN Films today announced a new 30 for 30 that has the most compelling title ever:  “I Hate Christian Laettner.” It’s directed by Rory Karpf (“The Book of Manning,” “Tim Richmond: To The Limit”), and it will premiere Sunday, March 15, at 9 p.m. ET after Bracketology on ESPN. I recently had an exclusive with Christian Laettner, and I did not back down from asking...
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Purdue vs Northwestern: sneaky meaningful game preview

The Purdue Boilermakers versus the Northwestern Wildcats is a “sneaky meaningful” and “sneaky compelling” game. All season long we’ve heard about how each program is moving in a certain direction. And that would be in opposite directions. There is no doubt that Purdue has improved this season; but how much? If they think they’ve really surpassed Northwestern in the Big...
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Man United news: Rooney, Falcao, Van Gaal, Jones, Evans

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories that have been discussed in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world the past twelve hours or so. -Manager Louis van Gaal has, by some counts dealt with 39 different injuries on 18 different players on his roster since he came to Old Trafford. Then there are the fit players who’s had issues with form. Wayne Rooney...
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Daniel Sturridge injury update: Liverpool FC releases statement

Liverpool has had a lot of issues this season, and a lot of it has to do with the absence of Daniel Sturridge. One of the main reasons Liverpool was so much better last year was the combination of Sturridge and Luis Suarez working off one another. With Chewy Luis sold to Barca and Sturridge injured, missing both of them at the same time has hit the Reds especially hard. And it...
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Man United news and notes: Fellaini, Rojo, Nani, Woodward

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories that have been discussed in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world the past twelve hours or so. The next two Man United news items are from The Sun -Manchester United and Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini’s dad has said his son is not evil for his elbow that bloodied Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen during...
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PSU QB Christian Hackenberg is SO OVERRATED

You look at what has happened with Penn State Quarterback Christian Hackenberg this season and you realize that Bill O’Brien, not Marc Trestman is the true “quarterback whisper.” Hackenberg has made a very strong regression this season under James Franklin, yet he’s still being hyped up as the greatest thing since sliced bread. Penn State is 12th (out of 14) in passing efficiency...
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Kentucky’s Karl Anthony Towns says “balls” in post-game presser

Karl Towns, now known as Karl Anthony Towns had the best sound bite of the Champions Classic. After Kentucky destroyed Kansas 72-40, the Wildcats Center was asked about Kentucky’s well publicized “platoon” system, or “hockey lines.” John Calipari is playing two full teams of five players, instead of using eight guys on a rotation system. “I really love it, it gives...
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Bill Self BADLY loses game; TOTALLY wins press conference

As talented a team as the #5 Kansas Jayhawks are, they really got annihilated by the #1 Kentucky Wildcats tonight. KU Coach Bill Self rolled with it in the post game press conference. Fresh off a 72-40 beat down, he opened with a little joke: Kansas Coach Bill Self grabs a bottled water in the postgame presser “I was hoping that was vodka” LOLOLOL #KUvsUK — Paul M. Banks...
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Man United transfer rumors: Cerci, Hummels, De Gea

Here are the latest Manchester United transfer rumor stories that have been discussed in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world during the past twelve hours or so. The actual truth in these stories? Well,  that’s anybody’s guess. These narratives are always interesting to talk about though: -(ESPN FC) Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have supposedly put...
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Manchester United commands 51% of WORLD TV viewers

The latest polls show that Manchester United has 670,000,000 fans worldwide. With an audience that enormous you can see why their television presence is so huge. The Red Devils command 51% of Premier League television viewers as their matches are watched in over 200 countries all over the world. That attributes to United being valued at over $3 billion, the first sports franchise...
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