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Man United have had four meetings to discuss buying Edinson Cavani

Manchester United supposedly dropped out of the race for £50 million rated Uruguay star Edinson Cavani. There were conflicting reports that United were still in, but when the bid increased to £56 million, they supposedly pulled out of the race to sign the Paris Saint-Germain striker. In July we heard that they’re back in. And now it’s rumored that United supposedly have had...
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VIDEO: Manchester United look bored driving Chevys in Beverly Hills

Manchester United players test drive some Chevrolets throughout the sunny boulevards of Beverly Hills, California. To quote the fictional Kent Brockman on The Simpsons, “yes, this barely qualifies as news.” I know I know. And it sort of looks like the United players are quite bored themselves. Wayne Rooney, Darren Fletcher and Michael Keane have a couple soundbites in the clip...
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PHOTOS: Tottenham star Harry Kane threw out 1st ball at Cubs game

Twenty year old forward Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur threw out a ceremonial first pitch tonight at Wrigley Field before the Chicago Cubs of MLB took on the San Diego Padres. The event is leading up to Spurs’ international friendly against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park Saturday, July 26. He, along with Michael Dawson, also exchanged shirts with MLB All-Star Anthony Rizzo....
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Breaking SEX Scandal within Ohio St. Football band

Under Urban Meyer, THE Ohio St. football program has seen its share of off the field issues (i.e. criminal behavior) and just a few days ago a couple more Ohio St. football players got arrested. It’s a pattern under Meyer, from Utah to Florida to Columbus, his personnel often falls very short in the character department. This new development though, is not something under his jurisdiction...
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PHOTO: Notre Dame Stadium has artificial turf installed

Note: this Notre Dame Stadium piece originally ran on December 19th, 2013, AHEAD of the outlets claiming they had it first on January 29th. We built all of them by a month. As the new turf is being installed today, we now bring it back to the forefront. Armed Forces Radio Network has informed The Sports Bank that Notre Dame Stadium will undergo major renovations in the next several...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Lovren, Manquillo, Remy, Vidal

Last night, Liverpool lost to AS Roma at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, a MLB franchise with which they share the same ownership. They may have lost the game, but they’ve gained some players. So let’s talk Liverpool transfer rumors. -Liverpool, who are set to announce the signings of QPR striker Loic Remy and Atletico Madrid full-back Javier Manquillo today, are...
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VIDEO: Arsenal players attempt New York City accents

With the massive success that the Barclay’s Premier League has had in terms of drawing interest from the United States over the past few years, it isn’t a surprise that a slew of teams are making their way across the Atlantic Ocean for exhibition games. Tottenham Hotspur has played several friendlies already, with another one scheduled for Saturday night against the Chicago Fire...
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Arsenal arrives in New York for friendly vs. Red Bulls

With the massive success that the Barclay’s Premier League has had in terms of drawing interest from the United States over the past few years, it isn’t a surprise that a slew of teams are making their way across the Atlantic Ocean for exhibition games. Tottenham Hotspur has played several friendlies already, with another one scheduled for Saturday night against the Chicago Fire...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Cazorla, Vermaelen on way out?

So far this summer, Arsenal has made headlines largely because of additions they’ve made to the squad, with Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez and French full-back Mathieu Debuchy both signing with the team in the last few weeks. At this point in the transfer window however, the team might be looking to make a couple of other moves, and those transactions would involve shipping players...
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How the S.F. 49ers will integrate Jimmie Ward into the secondary

So what are the San Francisco 49ers getting this year in Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward? He became just the second Huskie ever to be drafted in the first round when he was chosen with the 30th overall pick. Ward made an impression during 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl Week in his hometown of Mobile, Ala., and followed that with an impressive performance at the NIU Pro Day in March...
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Arizona Cardinals lineman hosting Mexican talk show

“Titulares y Más” is getting ready to welcome former NFL player Rolando Cantú this week. The former Arizona Cardinals offensive guard will appear as guest host of the successful sports program. Cantú, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, began his career with the Borregos of Tecnológico de Monterrey, winning several Organización Estudiantil de Fútbol Americano (ONEFA) national...
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Saints, Drew Brees championship window is closing

Drew Brees has all the weapons he needs to make another deep run. Health will be key. The offseason was busy, but the overall grade out is essentially a wash. The Jimmy Graham drama seems to be over for now. I’ll spare you a recap/analysis of that since it’s already been over-covered as it is. Overall, NOLA has to be the favorite in the NFC NASCAR division. Those conversations...
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Chicago Bears RB situation: Jordan Lynch has a chance

Jordan Lynch made it to my “2014 Publicity NFL Mock Draft.” It would go like this:   Johnny Manziel goes first to Houston, Michael Sam second to St. Louis (hey that really happened six rounds later) AJ McCarron third to Jacksonville, Tommy Rees 4th overall to Cleveland, well you get the idea. As fun an idea as this is, you start to only have regional names left around the picks...
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Tottenham Chair Daniel Levy stock exchange trip cancelled

Daniel Levy is the managing director of ENIC International Ltd an investment company, sports, entertainment and media group. Levy replaced Lord Alan Sugar as chairman of Tottenham Hotspur in February 2001 after ENIC bought a controlling stake in the club.  Tottenham arrive in Chicago today, and they were to kick off their tour of the city by joining in a ceremonial bell-ringing...
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Wayne Rooney, Man United coming to USA movie theatres

A deal for American movie theaters to show live English Premier League matches was announced today by Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group. The showings (33 theaters in 14 states) will start with the opening of the Premier League season on Aug. 16. Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie will be among the many PL superstars that will be showcased. Even before the World Cup, interest in the...
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VIDEOS: all 7 Man United goals in Rose Bowl ROUT of L.A. Galaxy

I know it’s just a meaningless preseason friendly but tonight was a “Red Wedding” by the Red Devils on the L.A. Galaxy. The Rose Bowl crowd of about 90,000 was mostly red in support of Manchester United. Yes, even in supposed enemy territory. The final was 7-nil, but it could have easily been 9 or 10 or 11-nil if Louis van Gaal wanted it to be.  Here are Vines of all seven...
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PHOTO: Louis van Gaal checking out FOX Sports’ Julie Stewart-Binks

Julie Stewart-Binks joined Fox Sports as an update desk anchor and correspondent for FOX Sports 1, earlier this year. She’s one of Fox’s many blondes that encompass the network. See: Georgie Thompson, Erin Andrews, Charissa Thompson, Danielle Trotta, Kaitlyn Vincie, Molly McGrath, Jenny Taft, well you get the idea. Every news update and studio show on the network has a blonde...
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Have the Baltimore Ravens improved their offense enough?

The Baltimore Ravens rode Joe Flacco’s big arm and a strong defense led by Ray Lewis to a magical Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers. That was the 2012-2013 season. The 2013-2014 season was much different. Gone were future Hall-of-Famers Lewis and Ed Reed. Also gone was Flacco’s favorite target Anquan Boldin. To make matters worse, another one of his other favorite...
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VIDEO: Reggie Wayne shows up at Colts camp in IndyCar

In the words of fictional Springfield news man Kent Brockman, “this barely qualifies as news.” Still it is amusing to see Reggie Wayne showing up in a race car to Indianapolis Colts training camp in Anderson, Indiana. All he needs to do is somehow employ a cornstalk and a reference to the sitcom “Parks and recreation” and Wayne would hit every single Indy stereotype in just...
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FIFA agent claims Arturo Vidal will join Man United

Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer is happening/not happening/might happen. After all there’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup team) and United (England of course!...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Lovren, Assaidi, Manquillo, Origi

Tonight Liverpool take on AS Roma at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, a MLB franchise with which they share the same ownership. We’ll definitely have way more on the “Football at Fenway” preseason friendly exhibition. But for now, it’s time to talk Liverpool transfer rumors. -According to The Telegraph, Stoke’s pursuit of Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi is hanging...
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PHOTOS: Man United away shirt unveiled for 2014-15

Manchester United have officially unveiled their new white away shirt for the 2014-15 season. The kit is designed and manufactured by Nike for the final time. It was recently announced that Adidas paid a record amount for the shirt sponsorship which begins in 2015-16 season. It’s a crazy and I mean crazy amount of money. (£750 million)  This year also sees a change with the...
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Manchester United predicted starting XI for Rose Bowl friendly

Manchester United will kick off in a matter of hours at the Rose Bowl, or as I call it heaven on Earth. Seriously, watching the sunset against the San Gabriel Mountains in Pasadena, California, when it’s 80 degrees on New Year’s Day, that’s living right there. That’s the high life. Sure, Louis van Gaal wants to end these U.S. preseason tours, so I guess Man United won’t...
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VIDEO: Danica Patrick great at fashion, not so much at racing

Danica Patrick was asked what she did during her off week. This past weekend there was there was no Cup, only Nationwide. “I presented at the ESPY’s on Wednesday night and then went Lake Tahoe to cheer for Ricky (Stenhouse) in the American Century Championship. It was fun to watch him play golf and it was a fun experience,” she answered. “I’m ready to get back, though,...
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Former Bears Coach Dave Wannstedt gets new TV gig

Dave Wannstedt was the head man with the Chicago Bears from 1993-1998. During his tenure, the Bears went to the playoffs once, and won just one playoff game- a memorable New Year’s Eve 1994 upset at Minnesota led by the “legendary” Steve Walsh. After a fun-to-watch 1995 Bears team had a winning record, but failed to reach the postseason, he built up expectations in Chicago...
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