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Chelsea FC News: Turan, Lacazette, Falcao, Begovic, Alderweireld

Time to talk Chelsea news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. -(Daily Express) Arsenal and Chelsea have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette after his agent confirmed he wants to leave Lyon. -(Daily Express) Atletico Madrid’s attacking midfielder Arda Turan could be heading to the Premier League with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal...
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Chelsea News: Turan, Lacazette, Falcao, Begovic, Alderweireld

Time to talk Chelsea news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. -(Daily Express) Arsenal and Chelsea have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette after his agent confirmed he wants to leave Lyon. -(Daily Express) Atletico Madrid’s attacking midfielder Arda Turan could be heading to the Premier League with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal...
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Arsenal News: Vidal, Sanchez, Ramsey, Podolski, Lacazette

Time to talk Arsenal news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. We start with Arturo Vidal of course; the most polarizing figure of this summer transfer window. Are the Gunners in or out for Vidal? Depends on who you talk to and who you believe. -(Daily Mirror) Arsenal have withdrawn their interest in Arturo Vidal and Morgan Schneiderlin. Arsene Wenger was tracking the...
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Man United News: De Gea, Van Gaal, Rojo, Nani, Ramos

Time for your daily David de Gea update. It’s a a never ending soap opera like Arturo Vidal was last summer. Will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Nothing is official yet of course, but here’s the latest headlines on the situation. Time to talk Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. We start with David de Gea being ordered...
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ESPN gives Melanie Collins Hot Dog eating contest gig

Former bikini model and Penn State alum (class of 2008) Melanie Collins keeps taking a fast-tracked escalator up the ranks. She’s filled in for Michelle Beadle on SportsNation in the past; and today ESPN announced Collins got the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition gig. That’s an even cushier job than you might think it is, as people do actually watch this thing, held...
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Julie Johnston should have drawn a red card

Julie Johnston really got away with one last night. The officials helped her and the United States out tremendously. The USWNT beat the #1 ranked side in the world, Germany, in commanding fashion. The American defense shut out the German attack, the highest scoring team in the tournament with 20 goals, completely. Deutschland never had any organically set up scoring chances. The...
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Man United News: De Gea, Van Gaal, Turan, Rojo, Falcao

Time to talk Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. We start with David de Gea being ordered to go back to work by Manager Louis van Gaal. AS cover says Van Gaal has ordered De Gea to get back to work this Monday. pic.twitter.com/BXiSi0v3Kf — Man Utd News (@SirAlexStand) July 1, 2015 -(Daily Express) Atletico Madrid’s attacking midfielder...
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Chelsea News: Luis, Turan, Cech, Falcao, Begovic

Time to talk Chelsea news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. Petr Cech received online death threats just minutes after leaving Chelsea for Arsenal. Here’s a lot more on that. -(The Telegraph) Chelsea made a £6 million bid for Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic as a replacement for Petr Cech -(The Sun) Chelsea expect to seal a £6m deal for Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic by...
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Man United News: De Gea, Di Maria, Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin

Time for your daily David de Gea update. It’s a a never ending soap opera like Arturo Vidal was last summer. Will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Nothing is official yet of course, but here’s the latest headlines on the situation. -(Daily Star) David de Gea faces a humiliating return to pre-season training and Manchester United next week – despite...
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Liverpool News: Augustinsson, Adekanye, Abdennour, Clyne

It’s time to talk Liverpool news, notes and transfer rumors. Here’s the story lines trending in the world of all things Red. With the transfer window set to open in hours, expect a very exciting and interesting summer to continue. -(Daily Mirror) Liverpool are in talks to sign outspoken Sweden Under-21 defender Ludwig Augustinsson. -(Daily Star) Liverpool are closing on a triple...
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Petr Cech received death threats over move from Chelsea to Arsenal

Petr Cech ended his 11 year career at Chelsea admirably. He was stellar during the decade plus he spent at Stamford Bridge, but it was time to for him to move on and seek first team opportunities elsewhere. He wasn’t going to unseat Thibaut Courtois at the Bridge, but he’ll be the favorite to win the #1 jersey at Arsenal. There are now four goalkeepers vying for playing time...
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USWNT vs Germany World Cup Semis Preview, Prediction

This is it. Here’s where we see what the USWNT is actually about. Tonight, versus the Germans, you have the real 2015 World Cup Title game. Former USWNT player Heather Mitts summated it perfectly: “Whoever wins this game is going to win the whole thing. It starts with defense, and the U.S. back five have been great, but against Germany, they need to be better in the midfield...
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Man United News: David De Gea, Sergio Ramos, Juan Mata

Time for your daily David de Gea update. It’s a a never ending soap opera like Arturo Vidal was last summer. Will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Nothing is official yet of course, but here’s the latest headlines on the situation. -(Daily Mirror) David De Gea wants his future sorted before he has to return to Manchester United next week. De Gea said...
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Arsenal News: Schneiderlin, Carvalho, Szczesny, Ospina

It appears Arsenal may have have lost out on Morgan Schneiderlin; according to the Daily Star. So the Gunners are looking elsewhere now. –Schneiderlin is set to join Manchester United this week after the club reportedly agreed a £25 million deal with Southampton. The Old Trafford giants will pay an initial £20 million with add-ons if the Frenchman is a hit at Old Trafford...
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Man United News: Turan, Schneiderlin, Carvalho, Ramos

According to the Daily Star, United have won the Morgan Schneiderlin derby over Arsenal. Let’s the the Manchester United transfer rumors party started! –Schneiderlin is set to join Manchester United this week after the club reportedly agreed a £25 million deal with Southampton. The Old Trafford giants will pay an initial £20 million with add-ons if the Frenchman is a hit...
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USWNT must play Christen Press at forward, not Wing

If the United States are going to win what is the real, actual World Cup title game tomorrow night, it would really help to get a big game out of Christen Press. She would best be served by the U.S. Women’s National Team shifting to a 4-3-3 formation versus the Germans, but no one is expecting USWNT Coach Jill Ellis to actually do that. Two FOX Analysts, Tony DiCicco (the last...
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Julie Johnston: real reason she’s been the USWNT MVP

Julie Johnston has been both the breakout player and the MVP of this World Cup for the United States.  She hasn’t scored yet, but she created a wonderful chance Saturday night; and also assisted on the one goal the U.S. Women’s National team did score versus China. (She also had a goal in group play waived off, due to an offsides call) Johnston is one of the major reasons that...
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Man United News: Van Persie, Vidal, Jones, Schneiderlin, Coleman

Have Manchester United lost out now on Arturo Vidal? Is he going to be a member of The Gunners?  There seems to be conflicting reports out there right now regarding this move. -(The Telegraph) Chile international Arturo Vidal has agreed a £21 million move to Arsenal. -(Daily Express) Manchester United have been rocked as Arturo Vidal agrees personal terms with Arsenal. -Here’s...
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Arsenal News: Arturo Vidal, Petr Cech, Morgan Schneiderlin

The Petr Cech deal is officially official now. He’s signed, sealed and delivered to Arsenal from Chelsea now. So now we’ll move on to the next big target: Arturo Vidal. There seems to be conflicting reports out there right now regarding this move. -(The Telegraph) Chile international Arturo Vidal has agreed a £21 million move to Arsenal. -(Daily Express) Manchester United...
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Liverpool News: Augustinsson, Balotelli, Borini, Clyne

It’s time to talk Liverpool news, notes and transfer rumors. Here’s the story lines trending in the world of all things Red. -(Daily Mirror) Liverpool are in talks to sign outspoken Sweden Under-21 defender Ludwig Augustinsson. -(The Sun) Italian striker Mario Balotelli could spark a Liverpool fires ale by joining Turkish side Trabzonspor. -(The Sun) Liverpool misfit Fabio...
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Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan will retire after this season

Wisconsin Badgers Coach Bo Ryan has accomplished so much in college basketball. He’ll have one more year to achieve anything else on his checklist. Here is the statement Bo Ryan released through the school today about his future coaching in Madison: “Back in the spring, in the days after the national championship game, (UW Director of Athletics) Barry Alvarez and I discussed...
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Man United News: De Gea, Di Maria, Schweinsteiger, Biglia

Time for your daily David de Gea update. It’s a a never ending soap opera like Arturo Vidal was last summer. Will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Nothing is official yet of course, but here’s the latest headlines on the situation. -(Daily Mail) Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea may be forced to see out the final year of his contract at Old Trafford...
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2016 NBA Mock Draft (6/29/15)

Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft. 1. Minnesota-Ben Simmons, F, LSU, 6-10, Fr.The Aussie is a versatile offensive weapon with tremendous athleticism and once he...
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Kentucky basketball is “succeed and proceed,” not 1 and done

Although there are no former Kentucky basketball players currently on the Portland Trail Blazers roster, but Kentucky basketball is truly basketball trailblazing. “One-and-done” is not a risque, controversial, novel concept anymore. It’s establishment. Like John Calipari says it’s “succeed and proceed.” Hopefully, last week brought us the last NBA Draft in which the...
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Man United News: Vlaar, Schweinsteiger, Ronaldo, Rooney, Coleman

It’s time once again to talk Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. Here’s the highlights of what the Sunday tabloids are saying. -(The Sunday Times) Manchester United’s promise of guaranteed football could tip Bastian Schweinsteiger towards a move to Old Trafford. -(The Observer) Cristiano Ronaldo has broken several months of near-silence to rebuff reports that...
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