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Big Ten East Division Predictions: Never Too Early

The Big Ten East division is the NBA Western Conference. The Big Ten West division is the NBA Eastern Conference. The Big Ten East is the English Premier League. The Big Ten West is the Championship. The Big Ten East are the New York Yankees. The Big Ten West are the Staten Island Yankees. Well, I’m exaggerating somewhat, especially so on that last one, but you get the idea. As...
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Juan Mata confident he’ll score a significant amount of goals

When Manchester United visited Crystal Palace on May 9th, Juan Mata ended the Sahara Desert like scoring drought that the team was in. Mata converted a penalty kick off a handball foul, giving United it’s first goal in four games. The result at Selhurst Park clinched a Champions League berth for the Red Devils. That was one of 10 goals that Juan Mata scored for the team last year...
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Angel Di Maria leaves Man United for PSG, confirms Laurent Blanc

The Angel di Maria transfer saga is now over; finally. He will be heading away from Manchester United and to Paris St. Germain. PSG Manager Laurent Blanc said this today. ‘In the Di Maria case, the whole thing is close to being over. I’m rather positive about it.’ The only thing holding it up at this point is an agreement on the transfer fee. United signed Di Maria for a...
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Manchester United transfer window halftime analysis

We’re 28 days into the summer transfer window, and we have 34 days left. So we’re essentially at the midpoint. No time like the present to assess the transfer business Manchester United has done, and think about the business they still need to do. Let’s dive right in. BUYS: -Morgan Schneiderlin -Bastian Schweinsteiger -Matteo Darmian -Sergio Romero -Memphis Depay United...
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Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera punched a TV journalist

Mexican National Team Head Coach Miguel Herrera, no stranger at all to controversy, reportedly punched a journalist following Mexico’s victory in the Gold Cup Final. As we’ve said in the past, Miguel Herrera looks like what would happen if Pete Rose, Chris Farley and Tom Crean had a kid, but what he did here, is no laughing matter. Herrera allegedly struck hit television commentator...
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Ex-Colts, Illini QB Jack Trudeau arrested with 0.31 BAC

Former Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets quarterback Jack Trudeau was arrested Sunday night in Zionsville, Indiana. He now faces three charges: OWI (operating while intoxicated), public intoxication and intimidating a police officer. Trudeau might be best known in this region of the country as the QB of the 1984 Rose Bowl Illinois Fighting Illini team. That should have been a...
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Can Drew Hare be as good as Jordan Lynch, Chandler Harnisch?

Northern Illinois starting Quarterback Drew Hare is not Chandler Harnisch; nor is he Jordan Lynch. He’s not as talented or versatile as either of those guys; but he’s still pretty damn good. Hare’s story is yet to be fully told, as he’s entering his final season. When all is said and done, he could en up putting up bigger and better numbers than those two guys. In his first...
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Ohio State Buckeyes: circled on everyone’s schedule this year

The Ohio State Buckeyes see your “SEC speed,” and raise the stakes on you. The SEC is essentially the AAA of the NFL, and Ohio State’s roster this upcoming season is essentially a NFL Developmental League franchise. There are first, second and third round picks everywhere; in all position groups. John Calipari has made Kentucky basketball a de facto NBA D-League franchise...
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VIDEO: Will Ferrell MLB documentary trailer released

In a desperate attempt to appeal to youth culture and hipster culture, Major League Baseball has enlisted the help of superstar comedic actor Will Ferrell. “10 teams. 10 positions. One Will Ferrell.” That’s the tagline for “Ferrell Takes the Field,” a comedic documentary premiering on HBO September 12th. Enjoy the video of the trailer after the jump: According...
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Chelsea FC icon Didier Drogba signs with new team

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who won 14 major trophies with the Blues, has turned down the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer for the second time. In 2012, the Fire pursued Drogba, but he decided to take his talents elsewhere. History repeated itself today, and it just became official- Didier Drogba joined the the Montreal Impact. We’ve covered this transfer rumor in more detail...
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Sergio Ramos to Man United will not happen

Time for your daily David de Gea and Sergio Ramos updates. It was the summer’s never ending transfer saga soap opera; just like the Arturo Vidal was in the summer of 2014. Will De Gea stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Same question regarding Ramos (just reverse the teams). The two players’ potential transfer moves became inter-twined; and the narrative dragged...
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John Terry says he has two more years left at Chelsea

Chelsea are heavily pursuring Everton central defender John Stones as the eventual replacement to John Terry, but the 34 year old English international isn’t going anywhere just yet. Terry, a member of a very exclusive club of footballers who have spent their entire career with one club, insists he is not ready to leave Chelsea right now and feels that he has two more good years...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic welcomes Angel Di Maria to Paris St. Germain

International superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has welcomed Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint Germain ahead of his proposed £45 million transfer from Manchester United. The deal isn’t signed, sealed and delivered as of yet. However, when you have the face of our club speaking a manner such this, it’s not “if” Di Maria goes to PSG, it’s “when.” “I don’t know if it is...
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How does Drew Hare compare to Jordan Lynch, Chandler Harnisch?

Northern Illinois starting Quarterback Drew Hare is not Chandler Harnisch; nor is he Jordan Lynch. He’s not as talented or versatile as either of those guys; but he’s still pretty damn good. Hare’s story is yet to be fully told, as he’s entering his final season. When all is said and done, he could en up putting up bigger and better numbers than those two guys. In his first...
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Ohio State Buckeyes gives NIU Football a great opportunity

The Ohio State Buckeyes see your “SEC speed,” and raise the stakes on you. The SEC is essentially the AAA of the NFL, and Ohio State’s roster this upcoming season is essentially a NFL Developmental League franchise. There are first, second and third round picks everywhere; in all position groups. John Calipari has made Kentucky basketball a de facto NBA D-League franchise...
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Louis van Gaal reveals why he let Robin van Persie leave

RVP had resurrected his career under Louis van Gaal; it seemed about a year ago at this time. Robin van Persie had a great World Cup in 2014; as he and his Manager for both club and country led the Netherlands to 3rd place in the world’s biggest sporting event. One year later, Van Persie was driven out of Manchester United and sold to Fenerbach. The 31-year-old forward left...
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Manchester United officially sign, introduce GK Sergio Romero

Although it may not begin until next year, Manchester United are preparing for eventual life after David de Gea. Real Madrid have handed the #1 shirt to Keylor Navas; further cementing the idea that De Gea isn’t going anywhere this season. In fact today, it seems that Los Blancos have pretty much conceded defeat in their pursuit of #DaveSaves. But if and when he does move next...
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Ex Tottenham GK Brad Friedel: the elusive elite homegrown commentator?

Brad Friedel won 82 caps for the United States. Upon his retirement from the game this past May, he returned to America to become an analyst, pundit and co-commentator for FOX Sports. The former Spurs Goalkeeper will now also serve as Tottenham Hotspur’s club ambassador in the U.S. And he could become something even more special and unique in his post-retirement life- that elusive...
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Van Gaal says United need to go get superstars

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is ready to spend big again this summer given the comments he made today regarding the club’s transfer ambitions. The Dutchman made it clear that the club is not done spending this transfer window, and that they need to go out and get a Galactico type superstar. It will not be living legend and former Red Devils Cristiano Ronaldo however...
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Manchester United vs Paris St Germain Preview: PSG past, present, future

Manchester United and Paris St. Germain will square off Wednesday night in a preseason friendly that is now the “Angel Di Maria Cup” of sorts. Of course, it’s just exhibition, and the result of the game will have no actual consequence on Di Maria’s decision. However, it looks like this week will be when Di Maria swaps sides and completes his transfer between the two teams...
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Manchester United vs Paris St Germain Preview: MUFC past, present, future

Wednesday’s preseason friendly between Manchester United and Paris St. Germain really is becoming a de facto “Angel Di Maria Cup.” Of course, it’s just a friendly, and the result of the game will have no actual consequence on Di Maria’s decision. However, it looks like this week will be when Di Maria swaps sides and completes his transfer between the two teams. With the...
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Pedro Martinez on his Hall of Fame induction

2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Pedro Martinez was on teleconference, along with fellow TBS analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr., to preview the Sunday MLB on TBS package. Here is Martinez on his Hall of Fame induction: “I’ve always been a fan of expressing what I feel at the time.  I had a draft of things and people I wanted to mention that I couldn’t have forgotten...
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Real Madrid have seemingly conceded that David de Gea will stay at United

Time for your daily David de Gea update. The prolonged transfer soap opera, like Arturo Vidal was last summer, has been raging for a long time. Will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Well, it appears this will be the final time we use this introduction, because if you read in between in the lines, you can see that Los Blancos have conceded that De Gea will...
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Man United supposedly now rivaling Chelsea for John Stones

It’s been a very quiet summer transfer window for Chelsea, and Manager Jose Mourinho indicated that would be the case with public comments towards the end of last season. Then again, he also made similar comments about the winter transfer window and that proved to be false, as the Blues moves for Juan Cuadrado was about as exciting as the winter window would get. Not that Cuadrado...
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Angel Di Maria misses flight to join United Tour; moves closer to PSG?

Wednesday’s preseason clash between Manchester United and Paris St. Germain really is becoming a de facto “Angel Di Maria Cup.” Of course, it’s just a friendly, and the result will have no consequence on Di Maria’s decision. However, it looks like this week will be when Di Maria swaps sides and completes his transfer between the two teams; potentially. Angel Di Maria missed...
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