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Landon Collins to Chicago Bears at draft pick #9?

It’s always NFL Draft season to me. 365 days a year, I enjoy a good NFL mock draft. For the rest of the world though, NFL Draft season begins once their team is eliminated from playoff contention. Therefore, Raiders and Jaguars fans see draft season begin for them in September. Chicago Bears fans have seen draft season begin much earlier that usual in 2014. As we think about the...
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Man United news: Di Maria, Falcao, Ronaldo, Usain Bolt

Some United news and notes from the Van Gaal presser today, featuring updates on Falcao and Di Maria. -(Manchester Evening News) Louis van Gaal has confirmed Angel Di Maria is back in contention for a place on the bench against Aston Villa on Saturday while Radamel Falcao could start. Di Maria has missed the three games with a hamstring injury but returned to training this week...
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VIDEOS: Louis van Gaal presser interrupted by PA system

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal was talking to the press ahead of United’s weekend trip to Aston Villa when he was interrupted by the club’s public address system. Here’s the clip of the sequence via the Daily Mirror, as his press conference gets sidetracked for a bit. The Iron Tulip was in the midst of discussing this weekend’s trip to AVFC, when he was halted...
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Arsenal FC transfer rumors: Wenger, Van Dijk, Bielik, Aarons, Pedro

Here are the latest Arsenal FC transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. -Is Arsene Wenger going to stay or will he go? Should he stay or should he go?  Arsene Wenger should stay as Arsenal manager according to 78 per cent of the club’s fans...
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Man United transfer rumors: Shawcross, Otamendi, Kramer, Januzaj

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. -Roma want to sign Stoke captain long time rumored Man United target Ryan Shawcross in the January transfer window. (The Sun) -Manchester United look set to restart their...
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Danica Patrick: 4th most searched athlete of ’14

Danica Patrick has never won a race at the Cup level. She’s hardly even finished in the top ten.  Her average finish is about 24th. However, when it comes to attracting attention and publicity, she finishes ahead of every past and present NASCAR driver. When it comes to being relevant and visible, she’s like Jimmie Johnson times a thousand. Take a look at Bing’s most searched...
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Chicago to John Calipari pipeline keeps rolling along

When an elite recruit from Chicago picks Kentucky and John Calipari over John Groce and the Ilini these days, I’m like “meh, makes sense.” We’re used to it at this point. It’s not use. Likewise for anyone else who lives in the cities where Coach Cal finds his top tier talent. It’s Calipari, it’s Kentucky, what are you going to do? What would you expect? Saturday brings...
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VIDEO: Daily Show applauds Browns WR Andrew Hawkins

Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Andrew Hawkins is yet another example of how athletes can make excellent activists. Hawkins statement calling for justice for the family of Tamir Rice is yet another example of why more athletes should express their opinions on sociopolitical issues. Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt calling for justice for two black Ohioans recently killed by police onto...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Benzema, Delph, Martinez, Aarons, Balo

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. -Jackson Martínez, the Porto forward, is understood to be arousing interest from Liverpool who hope to sign the 28-year-old. (Metro) -Fabian Delph, according to the Daily...
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Man United transfer rumors: Sneijder, Strootman, Vidic, Godin

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. We start with a long rumored target,Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder. -United have one last potential suitor to compete with for Sneijder, if indeed Old Trafford are...
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Man United news: Luke Shaw, Chicharito, Van Gaal

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Luke Shaw and an update on his rehabilitation and fitness. -According to various reports, Defender Luke Shaw, who was signed this summer with a British transfer fee record for a teenager, could return from his injured ankle on Boxing Day versus...
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Manchester United finally makes ESPN FC Power Rankings

Every Thursday ESPN FC Analyst Shaka Hislop releases his weekly power rankings of European football. And Manchester United is back. They’re back!!! This is the first time that United have cracked the ESPN FC top ten this year. They’re joined by Manchester City and Chelsea from the English Premier League. Manchester is one of three cities that have two teams represented on...
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Duke legends Jon Scheyer, Chris Collins getting H.S. numbers retired

Northwestern head men’s basketball coach Chris Collins will receive the extreme honor of having his high school jersey No. 20 retired by Glenbrook North High School this Friday evening. Collins (class of 1992) is being honored alongside fellow GBN grad and current Duke assistant coach Jon Scheyer (class of 2006) who is also having his No. 23 jersey retired, the first jerseys to...
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5 most popular Arturo Vidal to Man United rumor stories of 14

It’s time to begin the year end “best of “lists! Yes, 2014 ends in just 13 days and we have lots of listicles to cover, so we kick things off with Arturo Vidal. This past summer we had to produce a daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update.  There were media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his...
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Six most popular Jay Cutler stories of 2014

2014 ends in just 13 days! We have lots of year end “best of” listicles to get to, so we kick things off today with newly benched Chicago Bears quarterbacks Jay Cutler. He’ll sit Sunday, as Jimmy Clausen takes the reins versus the Detroit Lions. The NFL’s highest paid player has now been benched for a guy who is a real life continuation of what would happen to J.D. McCoy...
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Man United news and notes: Falcao, Carrick, Mata

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Radamel Falcao, and the idea of potentially starting him. -From the Manchester Evening News Radamel Falcao has not started a match since October 5 and this could be an ideal opportunity to restore him to the starting XI. The dilemma is who out...
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Big Ten Basketball: 17 worst losses this Pre-Conference season

“Our effort was not up to standard tonight which i take very personally,” said Northwestern Coach Chris Collins after losing at home by 13 to a middle tier MAC team. “I can’t explain it. If I had an answer for it I would tell you guys. We got out-everythinged,” he continued. “We didn’t give them any resistance to start the game.” Collins and the Wildcats getting...
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Five most popular Angel di Maria stories of 2014

It’s time to begin the best of lists! Yes, 2014 ends in just 13 days and we have lots of listicles to cover, so we kick things off with Angel Di Maria. The Argentine Winger broke the British transfer record when United bought him from Real Madrid towards the end of the summer transfer window. He was indeed huge news. So here are the five most popular Angel di Maria stories on...
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George W. Bush experiences UIC basketball in person

Former U.S. President George W. Bush got to watch UIC basketball in person during the same exact week that torture dominated the headlines. Specifically, the torture carried out during the Bush 43 administration. So I guess it’s fitting that Bush 43 got to witness UIC Flames basketball first hand. Watching them is an unpleasant experience. W. was at sold out Moody Coliseum in...
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Bears and Brandon Marshall (yes, him too) must part ways

Embattled and currently injured Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall certainly needs to be a part of the upcoming Chicago Bears house cleaning. Because he’s hurt, and therefore in the background right now, we forget that he’s also yet another personality contributing to the systemic problems in Halas Hall. Marshall wore out his welcome with two teams (Miami and Denver) before he got...
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Big Ten Basketball having a DISASTROUS Pre-Conference season

“Our effort was not up to standard tonight which i take very personally,” said Northwestern Coach Chris Collins after losing at home by 13 to a middle tier MAC team. “I can’t explain it. If I had an answer for it I would tell you guys. We got out-everythinged,” he continued. “We didn’t give them any resistance to start the game.” Collins and the Wildcats getting...
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Chelsea FC transfer rumors: Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard

Here are the latest Chelsea FC transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. With talk about Eden Hazard and Thorgan Hazard, this edition of Chelsea transfer rumors are all about “Hazard Pay.” -The Telegraph reports that Eden Hazard is set to...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Ochoa, Balotelli, Sterling

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. -Guillermo Ochoa has agreed a three million-pound deal to join Liverpool, according to various reports in the British media. The Mexican shot-stopper is currently at Malaga...
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Man United news and notes: Blind, De Gea, Mata, Van Gaal

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Midfielder Daley Blind and the latest timetable on his return. -Daley Blind could return from injury for Manchester United before the New Year, and could possibly play versus Newcastle on Boxing Day, according to The Telegraph. -Interesting...
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Man United transfer rumors: Isco, Miranda, Falcao

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. We start with some Man United transfer rumors from the Daily Express. -Three Premier League giants,  Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool, have all been dealt a severe blow...
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