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Recapping a very eventful Liverpool FC transfer window

It was about as interesting a summer transfer window as possible for Liverpool FC. They sold the best player in the entire Premier League to Barca, for a huge sum. And it all happened in the wake of an international controversy and extreme disgrace. The Reds then went on a buying spree with all that new cash. And one of their buys is another headcase/problem child in Mario Balotelli...
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New possible Manchester United Starting XI by ESPN FC

Manchester United, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (MANU), the professional sports team in the world that is publicly traded, spent around $250 million on players since finishing seventh last season, with Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria joining last week for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds (then $99 million). Versatile Netherlands international Daley...
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Man United unveil Daley Blind, the new £14m buy

Manchester United signed Daley Blind for £14 million from Ajax, trying it repair the disaster in the back line right now. All in all, Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward spent more than £156 million this summer – almost as much as the club have spent in total over the previous five years. Here is Blind undergoing his medical at Old Trafford.  Also today, Blind picked up the Golden...
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Arsenal land Man United striker Danny Welbeck

Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck is out the door at Old Trafford, as we profiled a few days ago. The 23-year-old has been told by Manager Louis van Gaal that he doesn’t matter that much to depth chart. It was thought that Javier Hernandez was beneath him in the pecking order, but apparently not. Moot point as Chicharito completed a loan move to Real Madrid anyway. Tottenham...
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Radamel Falcao deal finalized, striker unveiled at Man United

Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco for the entire season in a last minute move on transfer deadline day. The Colombia striker’s deal, which came out of absolutely nowhere,  gives United an option to buy him at the end of season. The 28-year-old Falcao says “Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and is clearly determined to get back to the...
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Danica Patrick records best finish ever! Huzzah!

Danica Patrick was her usual “one lap downica,” not once, but twice. However, she came back to score her career best 6th place finish last night at Atlanta. Sixth Place! That reminds me of The Simpsons episode where Al Gore is informed “somebody actually bought a copy of your book sir.” “Well, this calls for a celebration” *Plays the Kool and the Gang song* “celebrate...
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Deadline Day Tottenham transfer rumors: Defoe, Rodriguez, Schneiderlin

Watch this space as the summer transfer window shuts in a matter of hours. Here’s the final Tottenham transfer rumors of this period. Of course, that doesn’t mean we won’t have new rumors of deals tomorrow, and every day after that. We always have plenty of Tottenham transfer rumors, everyday. Let’s get this party started. -From The Independent, Tottenham will make a move...
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Deadline Day Man United transfer rumors: Vidal, Strootman, Welbeck

Watch this space as the summer transfer window shuts in a matter of hours. Here’s the final Man United transfer rumors of this period. Of course, that doesn’t mean we won’t have new rumors of deals tomorrow, and every day after that. We always have plenty of Man United transfer rumors, everyday. Let’s get this party started. -Arturo Vidal isn’t happening. Sorry. -Falcao...
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Man United secure £6m Radamael Falcao loan deal

Manchester United have agreed a loan deal for Monaco’s Radamael Falcao, subject to medical and  and agreement of personal terms. The loan fee is £6m, with the club having the option of a permanent deal for the player at the end of the season. The position of Falcao is certainly not one in dire need, but with Chicharito, Javier Hernandez now off on loan to Real Madrid, he fills...
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Kyle Orton signing conveys Bills lack of faith in EJ Manuel

No one seems to be very high on EJ Manuel right now. Given his performance in the NFL thus far, it’s understandable. Manuel was certainly a reach when he was drafted; almost as much as his fellow Florida State Seminole Christian Ponder. So I guess look out, teams seeking to draft Jameis Winston down the line. The Buffalo Bills themselves probably aren’t very sold on EJ Manuel...
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VIDEO: big Chicago Bulls fan also a ruthless Islamist Terrorist

Wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t report the news that didn’t wasn’t so flattering to my hometown teams. Here’s some press that won’t be making any Chicago Bulls press releases any time soon. Of course, it’s certainly not the Bulls fault that a horrible human being of this sort happens to fall into the “big tent” that is their fan base. When you’re a huge international...
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Arturo Vidal to Man United: still a £50m chance on deadline day

Time for your daily (but perhaps last) Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has. There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national...
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Man United complete Chicharito loan deal to Real Madrid

Javier Hernandez, affectionately known as Chicharito, has seen his exit from Manchester United now completed. The departure of Chicharito from Old Trafford has been forecasted for quite some time. He’s been linked in rumors with Arsenal, Napoli, Aston Villa, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur. But the deal is actually a loan move to Real Madrid. Details are still being finalized...
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Man United transfer rumors: Strootman, Falcao, Cleverley

Happy deadline day! We’re just 17 hours away from the summer transfer window closing, so it’s time to talk some Man United transfer rumors. -We begin by looking at a rumor of United Manager Louis van Gaal buying his fellow countryman; but not for this window, the next window. This isn’t a new one though as Strootman has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for quite some...
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Chicago Bears roster at 53, more moves coming?

The Chicago Bears roster is at the league-mandated limit of 53 after Saturday’s cuts, but with the rest of the NFL trimming down their numbers, the roster you see today may not be the same tomorrow. Notable cuts from the team include offensive tackle Eben Britton, wide receivers Armanti Edwards and Chris Williams, center Taylor Boggs, defensive end Austin Lane, and cornerbacks...
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California Golden Bears QB Jared Goff: a budding star

The Cal offense goes by many names: “The System,” “Air Raid,” “Bear Raid.” “The System” sounds like something UC-Berkley students would protest against. Hey man, meet me by Sather Gate at 4:20 pm dude, we’re gonna demonstrate against THE SYSTEM broham. There’s going to be a massive demonstration on Telegraph Hill. Califiornia Golden Bears Coach Sonny Dykes has...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Welbeck, Holtby, Stambouli

It’s Sunday, and that means transfer rumors dominate the gossip pages and tabloids. We have  about 31 hours left before the summer transfer window shuts, so let’s talk some Tottenham transfer rumors. Let’s get this party started.  H/T Paper Chase, via Fox Sports -We obviously begin with the persistent story line of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck. From the Sunday...
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Shinji Kagawa leaves Man United for Borussia Dortmund

Back in February, it looked like Shinji Kagawa would likely not be a part of the future at Old Trafford. That became reality today as Kagawa officially joined Borussia Dortmund. It was rumored then that Kagawa wanted to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window in search of finding a regular first team position elsewhere. Obviously, he stayed put. He didn’t get...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Falcao, Carvalho, Cerci

It’s Sunday, and that means transfer rumors dominate the gossip pages and tabloids. We have  about 31 hours left before the summer transfer window shuts, so let’s talk some Arsenal transfer rumors. Let’s get this party started. -Arsenal are expected to make a fresh enquiry for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho as Arsene Wenger attempts to bolster his squad before...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Valdes, Borini, Falcao

It’s Sunday, and that means transfer rumors dominate the gossip pages and tabloids. We have  about 31 hours left before the summer transfer window shuts, so let’s talk come Liverpool transfer rumors. Let’s get this party started. -Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to offer legendary former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes a way back into the game. Well, no one really...
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Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald and Cal’s Sonny Dykes bury the hatchet

Given what happened last year, one might have expected a somewhat tense, maybe a bit uneasy post game exchange between California Head Coach Sonny Dykes and Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald today. When NU beat Cal 44-30 in the 2013 season opener, Dykes accused NU of faking injuries, in order to stall time and slow down the fast paced Bear Raid offense. Fitz, responded to those comments...
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Notre Dame football keeps winning despite PR black eyes

Notre Dame football keeps losing PR battles off the field under Brian Kelly. There have been numerous black eyes since the Kelly regime began. However, he keeps winning in spite of scandal. It appears we’re nearing closure on the academic scandal involving five Notre Dame football players. The investigation has been completed and we may get an answer, possibly this week, on the...
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Michigan State, East Division, class of B1G after week 1

Michigan State is the class of the Big Ten East division, and the East is the strongest of the two divisions. That’s what the B1G punditocracy was saying all summer long. Week one did nothing to prove otherwise. Nebraska and Michigan won big, and there are teams to watch out for. Especially since Ohio State looked very vulnerable. Michigan State did not. The Spartans were as good...
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PHOTO: Daley Blind travels to Manchester United for medical

Daley Blind is completing his move to Manchester United. The ink is drying on the contract and the details are being ironed out as we speak. Blind flew to Manchester on a private jet to undergo his medical. Take a look: New signing Daley Blind on his way to Manchester yesterday via private jet #MUFC pic.twitter.com/eGkLNp0B71 — Talk Of The Devils (@TalkOfTheDevils) August 31,...
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Man United still playing Arturo Vidal cat and mouse game

Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has. 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...
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