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Duke Blue Devil Brandon Ingram Going #2 to L.A. Lakers Seems Legit

Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons? That’s the debate question you’re going to hear between now and NBA Draft night, exactly one month from today. The answer is Simmons, and if the Philadelphia 76ers can’t realize that, then they truly deserve to continue wallowing in the mire in which they currently reside. I’m Los Angeles Lakers fans would love to see Ben Simmons (profiled...
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Boston Celtics Taking Dragan Bender at #3? Next Kristaps Porzingus?

The 2016 NBA Draft is stating to take shape, at least on paper- Ben Simmons #1 to the Philadelphia 76ers, Brandon Ingram #2 to the L.A. Lakers, and Dragan Bender, possibly the next Kristaps Porzingus, #3 to the Boston Celtics. ESPN College Hoops and International Draft expert Fran Fraschilla discussed the 2016 NBA Draft on a media conference call, and Here are transcripts of some...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Heavily Linked to Manchester United Again

Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic has already confirmed that he is done at Paris Saint-Germain.  He’s played his final game with the club, and the superstar confirmed that on his own official Twitter feed a couple weeks ago. Now out of contract as the season winds down, he’s yet to confirm what his new team will be after his PSG exit. Interest has reportedly...
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New Arsenal FC Home Kit Unveiled, Alexis Sanchez Wearing #7 (Photo)

Puma is now the official clothing partner of Arsenal FC; and with it, today we saw the release of the new Arsenal FC home kit. The North London side and Puma published these images of the new shirt, home edition. Today they released a new promo photo, and the club’s official account Tweeted this out: New season, new kit, new number for @Alexis_Sanchez https://t.co/rDf8iC1fXQ...
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Louis van Gaal, MUFC Issue Statements Confirming His Sacking

Louis van Gaal is now officially out at Manchester United. Both Van Gaal and Old Trafford have issued statements confirming the news that was first reported Saturday morning ahead of the win over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Final. Here is the link to the statement issued by Van Gaal. It reads, in portion: I am very disappointed to be unable to complete our intended three-year...
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Louis van Gaal, MUFC Club Statements Confirm His Sacking

Louis van Gaal is now officially out at Manchester United. Both Van Gaal and Old Trafford have issued statements confirming the news that was first reported Saturday morning ahead of the win over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Final. Here is the link to the statement issued by Van Gaal. It reads, in portion: I am very disappointed to be unable to complete our intended three-year...
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Believeland Review: Solid 30 for 30, but too much ESPNism

The ESPN Films 30 for 30 series is like eating pizza or having sex- it’s very difficult to get it wrong. Most of the time, the experience is very enjoyable. That said “Believeland,” the latest 30 for 30 entry, is a very solid entertaining viewing experience, and I’d rather watch Believeland again than just about anything else on television, but….. …it falls a bit short...
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Romelu Lukaku Could Return to Chelsea FC

The idea of Everton‘s Romelu Lukaku moving back to Chelsea is starting to gather more momentum on the heels of a few news stories over the weekend. According to the Daily Mail: “Romelu Lukaku says he has already decided which club he will join this summer with Chelsea emerging as favorites to re-sign him.” With The Times publishing a similar narrative, indicating “Everton...
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How Van Gaal Out, Mourinho In Could Shape United’s Roster

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal has had a scorching hot seat since November, but now his regime has come to an end. What did it take to finally seem him sacked, and now replaced by Jose Mourinho? The FA Cup result was irrelevant. The Dutchman couldn’t get United back into the Champions League for next year, and with a finish outside the top four, that was enough to send...
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Mourinho Will Get Big Transfer War Chest; United Target List

We’ve heard stories about the idea of Jose Mourinho going to Manchester United pretty consistently for the past four or five months. Multiple news outlets have kept going with the Mou to MU narrative, and it’s not just the tabloids. Your more conservative, less trigger-happy outlets have reported it too. Word now suggests that an official announcement is coming from Old...
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Ryan Giggs to Leave United, Declines Job on Jose Mourinho’s Staff

Ryan Giggs ’ illustrious career at Manchester United Football Club is set to come to an end. Currently an assistant manager at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs is celebrated as the most decorated player the Premier League has produced, accumulating 34 career trophies. He has made more appearances and won more honors than any other player in the club’s unique and elite history....
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Ryan Giggs to Leave MUFC as Jose Mourinho Becomes New Manager

Ryan Giggs ’ illustrious career at Manchester United Football Club is set to come to an end. Currently an assistant manager at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs is celebrated as the most decorated player the Premier League has produced, accumulating 34 career trophies. He has made more appearances and won more honors than any other player in the club’s unique and elite history....
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Alan Pardew Asks Forgiveness for Celebratory Dance Mocking Man United

Manchester United Midfielder Juan Mata mocked the prematurely celebratory jig of Crystal Palace Manager Alan Pardew yesterday in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Pardew engaged in a very overt and extravagant celebration when the Jason Puncheon put the Eagles up 1-0 in the 78′. As you know, Mata equalized a couple minutes later and then Jesse Lingard scored the game winner...
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Mario Gotze: Jurgen Klopp’s Next Liverpool FC Transfer Target

Back in March, the Daily Mail made a claim that Liverpool FC are confident Mario Gotze will come to Anfield this summer, with the Bayern Munich midfielder having privately indicated he would like a reunion with Jurgen Klopp. More Sunday backpage speculation on Gotze today, with today’s edition of the Mail indicating that “Liverpool are close to landing £20 million World Cup...
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Phil Neville Says Mourinho Won’t Stay at Man United Long

Jose Mourinho replacing Louis van Gaal stories are now dominating the Manchester United Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. It’s going to happen, we’re just awaiting official word from the club. Apparently though, no one seems to have told Van Gaal.  United club legend and current media pundit Phil Neville doesn’t see Mourinho staying around at Old Trafford...
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Van Gaal Wasn’t Told of Jose Mourinho Man United Appointment

Manchester United won the FA Cup Final over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium yesterday achieving the first trophy of the Louis van Gaal era. Win or lose, the Dutchman is/was reportedly set to face the sack. Multiple outlets are reporting what we’ve heard and seen all season long- United’s failure to reach Champions League will cost Van Gaal his job and open the door for...
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Mark Cuban Politically Inspired By Donald Trump’s Rise

Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban is apparently gearing up for the start of a political career. Cuban went on NBC News “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd today and talked politics. In getting his name out there, in the political arena, it’s a huge hint that he’s planning to make a move into that field. Mark Cuban would certainly be a non-traditional kind of candidate, and...
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Man United FA Cup Highlights: Mata, De Gea, Lingard, Pardew

Manchester United have tied Arsenal for the most FA Cup wins in history (12). They did so in extremely dramatic fashion too, falling 1 down late in regulation, then falling a man down, having to play a man short for the final 15 minutes due to Chris Smalling’s second yellow card. Here are some of the highlights from the match today that are widely circulating in the MUFC Twitterverse...
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Rafa Benitez Will Stay On at Newcastle United

From Real Madrid to relegation. Rafa Benitez has decided to stick around Tyneside in their hour of need and rebuild the club which was been demoted down to the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League. Yes, Newcastle United are set to confirm Rafa Benitez is staying on as manager at the start of next week as they put the final touches to the terms of the deal to...
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Arsenal FC Closing £35m Granit Xhaka Deal

Arsenal FC did not buy a single outfield player last summer transfer window. Their only signing of note in the 2015 summer was goalkeeper Petr Cech, who won the golden gloves award. The Gunners are off to a more eventful and interesting start in 2016 as they are set to make their first signing of the summer just a week after the season concluded. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is...
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Mourinho Officially Replaces Van Gaal after FA Cup, Claims AS

The Louis van Gaal backlash has been so strong for so long right now that speculation about his future overshadows everything else going on with the club. With no clear signal and instead just overall noise right now about which direction Manchester United will go regarding their managerial future, we’re all looking for indicators anywhere we can find them. The Jose Mourinho...
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Marouane Fellaini In Man United Starting XI for FA Cup Final

Manchester United will kick off the FA Cup Final versus Crystal Palace in a matter of mere minutes. They are heavily favored to win, especially when you consider that Palace finished 15th in the Premier League table. The red side of Manchester hasn’t won anything since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, so this is the first chance for a trophy post Fergie era. The main goal for this...
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Fellaini Returns to Man United Starting XI for FA Cup Final

Manchester United will kick off the FA Cup Final versus Crystal Palace in a matter of mere minutes. They are heavily favored to win, especially when you consider that Palace finished 15th in the Premier League table. The red side of Manchester hasn’t won anything since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, so this is the first chance for a trophy post Fergie era. The main goal for this...
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Kobe Bryant Makes New Copa America Promo Video

Copa America Centenario begins June 3rd and concludes June 26th. It’s the Western Hemisphere championship of soccer and the tournament determining what nations from North and South America will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. NBA legend and soccer enthusiast Kobe Bryant stars in this one-of-a-kind marketing spot developed by the FOX Sports. It will debut this weekend...
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2016 MLB Mock Draft Version 1.0

It’s version 1.0 of The Sports Bank’s 2016 MLB Mock Draft. TSB is the only independently owned, mom and pop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2017 NFL mock draft, 2016 NBA mock draft, 2016 MLB mock draft and 2016 NHL mock draft. The 2016 Major League Baseball Draft is June 9th-11th. Let’s get started...
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