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UCLA basketball (not Kentucky) is the #1 NBA factory

These days everyone seems to regard the Kentucky Wildcats as college basketball’s NBDL franchise. It’s understandable as Big Blue Nation has a huge presence in the NBA Draft lottery each year. As UK continues to win draft night each June, and people associate the rhyming phenomenon of “1-and-done” with John Calipari, UCLA basketball gets a bit overlooked. Kentucky is in...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Coentrao, Busquets, Rosicky, Vieria

Here are the latest Arsenal 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. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from The Emirates. We start with a couple of Man United transfer rumors from the Daily Express -Arsenal, Manchester...
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Man United transfer rumors: Busquets, Coentrao, Hummels, Sneijder

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. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford. We start with a couple of Man United transfer rumors from the Daily Express -Arsenal, Manchester...
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Kentucky Wildcats: Louisville lone obstacle to undefeated

The Kentucky Wildcats have one last obstacle in the way of a perfect season: at #4 Louisville next Saturday. If UK wins at the-worst-named-venue-in-all-of-sports (KFC Yum! Center), then they’ll run the table. The SEC cannot keep up with them. The entire Southeastern Conference just is not in their class. Arkansas has potential, but they cannot play with this Kentucky Wildcats...
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UCLA C Kevon Looney: consensus NBA lottery pick

UCLA Center Kevon Looney seems to be a consensus NBA Draft lottery pick in 2015, but where does he fit in? Pretty much everyone’s NBA mock draft has Jahlil Okafor #1, Emmanuel Mudiay #2, Karl Anthony-Towns #3, and then a mis of Stanley Johnson, Myles Turner and Willie Cauley-Stein somewhere in that top ten mix. However, Looney in the top five? The people close to Kentucky Coach...
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Jim Harbaugh to Michigan: the Insidiest INSIDER Insights!!!

“Insider” might be the most meaningless, bastardized word in today’s media culture. Since everyone is an “insider” when it comes to Jim Harbaugh, and his imminent break-up with the San Francisco 49ers, here’s the insideiest, insider insights that we’ve been able to insight on insiderday. First, enjoy this Jim Harbaugh graphic: FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer reports on...
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Marc Trestman: seven potential replacements for Bears coach

Is this the end for Marc Trestman, the NFL version of “painfully awkward Rob Lowe?” (Credit that joke to @MattLindner) Nothing is offficial, or even close to official yet, but it appears Trestman will be indeed canned like a tuna come Black Monday, December 29th. So who replaces Marc Trestman next season? The Giants job may or may not be open. The Jets job likely will be....
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Four most popular Kentucky Wildcats stories of 2014

Every future AP top 25 poll this season will just basically be this:  #1 Kentucky Wildcats #2-#25 teams that have been or eventually will be crushed by the Kentucky Wildcats. Or would be destroyed by UK if they ever did take the court against them. Kentucky is very good. They are also very polarizing, and that makes for great copy. John Calipari is the most polarizing figure in...
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Tennessee Titans interested in trading for Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler is benched today not just because he’s been so bad lately. Preserving trade value is the primary reason Cutler was demoted in favor of Jimmy Clausen. If Clausen gets hurt, Chicago Bears Coach (at least for now) Marc Trestman will go to David Fales instead of back to Cutler. The Chicago Bears have nothing left to play for. In fact, they’re better off losing, as tanking...
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Tom Cleverley leaves Man United for AVFC permanently

Manchester United supporters don’t have Tom Cleverley to kick around anymore. The midfielder is currently on loan to Aston Villa this season, and yesterday his loan deal was made permanent. Aston Villa will tie up a £7.5 million move to keep midfielder Tom Cleverley on their books when the January transfer window opens. Cleverly moved to Villa on deadline day, and he’s been...
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Five most popular Manchester United stories of 2014

Manchester United stories highlight the year end “best of “lists! Yes, 2014 ends in just 9 days and we have lots of listicles to cover. Today, we bring you the most popular Manchester United stories of the year that didn’t involve: Juan Mata, Angel Di Maria, Louis van Gaal and Arturo Vidal rumors. Why did we leave those qualities out? Because those topics were so popular that...
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Man United news and notes: Mata, Ji-Sung, Carrick, Falcao, Evans

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy! -(ESPN FC) rates Juan Mata a 7/10 for his performance at Aston Villa– His strengths over recent weeks have revolved around his creativity but he put in a more successful defensive shift. In occasions where he would have pulled out in the past, Mata...
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Man United news and notes: Fellaini, Falcao, Di Maria, Shaw

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Marouane Fellaini and his drinking and driving case. Fellaini was cleared. -(The Mirror) Manchester United ace Marouane Fellaini was arrested for drink-driving just hours after he helped his team beat Liverpool. The 27-year-old midfielder later...
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Troy Aikman thinks Jay Cutler won’t return to Chicago

As expected, Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears dominated the subject matter on the Sunday morning NFL talking head shows, and Troy Aikman had one of the best takes. Despite the albatross of all albatrosses that is the Cutler contract, Aikman thinks #6 won’t be returning to the Bears. This of course complements the NFL Network, which reported that the Tennessee Titans have already...
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Man United transfer rumors: Herrera, Miranda, Shaqiri, Ramos, Bale

Some of the latest Manchester United transfer rumors, that have been circulating all around the internet today. Obviously, not all of these Man United transfer rumors will come true, if any, but it’s certainly fun to speculate who might be coming to Old Trafford, or departing from. -(Sunday Express) Manchester United have agreed a swap deal which would see Xherdan Shaqiri and...
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Tennessee Titans interested in acquiring Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler is benched today not just because he’s been so bad lately. Preserving trade value is the primary reason Cutler was demoted in favor of Jimmy Clausen. If Clausen gets hurt, Chicago Bears Coach (at least for now) Marc Trestman will go to David Fales instead of back to Cutler. The Chicago Bears have nothing left to play for. In fact, they’re better off losing, as tanking...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Torres, Higuain, Shaqiri, Leiva

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. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Anfield. -(Daily Mail) Liverpool are considering bring back Fernando Torres to the club. The Mail also...
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Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors: Lennon, Higuain, Berahino

Here are the latest Tottenham 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. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from White Hart Lane. We start with a couple Tottenham transfer rumors from the Daily Star Sunday: -Inter Milan...
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UCLA C Kevon Looney: top 5 NBA Draft pick?

UCLA Center Kevon Looney seems to be a consensus NBA Draft lottery pick in 2015, but where does he fit in? Pretty much everyone’s NBA mock draft has Jahlil Okafor #1, Emmanuel Mudiay #2, Karl Anthony-Towns #3, and then a mis of Stanley Johnson, Myles Turner and Willie Cauley-Stein somewhere in that top ten mix. However, Looney in the top five? The people close to Kentucky Coach...
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Notre dame football #16 in WAY TOO EARLY poll

Notre Dame football fans already have one eye on next season as they head into their Music City Bowl matchup with LSU in nine days. (Game preview and prediction here) It’s a bowl game with a ton of future NFL talent, as we’ve chronicled here. It’s also a match-up of two teams that rank pretty high in the 2015 poll. For the 14th consecutive season NationalChamps.net has released...
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Gareth Bale green-lights move to Manchester United

Here come the Gareth Bale rumors again, I’ll believe it when I see it. The Daily Express claims that Real Madrid will be selling Bale to either Manchester United in order to clear out some space to rebuild (or reload) by adding Sergio Aguero and Marco Reus. The Sunday Express says that there is no chance Gareth Bale is coming in January, likewise for United’s other top two...
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Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors: Martinez, Berahino, Rodriguez, Albiol

Here are the latest Tottenham 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. it’s always fun to speculate on who might be coming or coming from the Emirates. -(Mirror) Tottenham are planning a squad overhaul as they eye Schneiderlin, Jay Rodriguez...
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Man United transfer rumors: Perez, Cuadrado, Gaitan, Otamendi, Rakitic

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. -(Daily Star) Manchester United will make a £51 million double move for Benfica’s Argentine pair Enzo Perez and Nicolas Gaitan. -(Star) Louis van Gaal is preparing a...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Schneiderlin, Martinez, Berahino, Rodriguez, Albiol

Here are the latest Tottenham 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. it’s always fun to speculate on who might be coming or coming from the Emirates. -(Mirror) Tottenham are planning a squad overhaul as they eye Schneiderlin, Jay Rodriguez...
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Liverpool FC transfer rumors: Lacazaette, El Shaarawy, Kramer, Martinez, Benzema

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. -(Metro) Arsenal and Liverpool also look set to miss out on a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer. (Star) Liverpool have suffered a blow in the chase...
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