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Buckeyes football players load 500 boxes of food for elderly

Members of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team helped out at three area facilities that provide for senior citizens, the poor and the under-privileged. Virtually the entire team to help out at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and LifeCARE Alliance’s two facilities. The Buckeyes were split into two 25-member teams for their task of filling boxes with enough food to feed one senior citizen...
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Man United leading William Carvalho chase

Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho said this past summer that  he’s open to a move to Old Trafford. His potential transfer fee has been rated in the £30 million to £37 million range.  Manchester United are ahead of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in the race for Sporting’s William Carvalho, according to The Daily Express. The paper suggests that United Manager...
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Man United news and notes: Falcao, Evans, Van Gaal, Fellaini

Here are the latest Manchester United stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. -(Daily Mail) Jonny Evans says Louis van Gaal’s training methods are not to blame for Manchester United’s painfully long injury-list. The defender made his comeback on Tuesday as he started for the reserves in their 5-0 win against Blackburn after two...
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Man United transfer rumors: Vlaar, Robben, Bakkali, Sneijder

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumor stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. We start with some gossip about a Dutchman not named Arjen Robben. -After being left out of the squad at the weekend Wesley Sneijder is considering a move away from Galatasaray and Manchester United are keeping a close eye on developments, reports CaughtOffside...
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Man United transfer rumors: Vlaar, Robben, Bakkali

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumor stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. We start with some gossip about a Dutchman not named Arjen Robben. -After being left out of the squad at the weekend Wesley Sneijder is considering a move away from Galatasaray and Manchester United are keeping a close eye on developments, reports CaughtOffside...
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What are Liverpool’s Champions League chances now?

Brendan Rodgers can spin today’s result anyway he wants, (he was pointing out all the great, positive things about a 2-2 draw to a Bulgarian side) but the truth still hurts. After four straight losses through all competitions, most recently the complete disaster to lowly Crystal Palace, a victory was required to life fallen morale at Anfield. Hard to believe that eight different...
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Illini hoops: 2nd best “NBA factory” in the Big 10

Illini Hoops is the second best program in the Big Ten and tied for 15th best overall when it comes to producing quality NBA players. The Illini are tied with Oregon and Georgia Tech in that 15th slot. Ohio State is the Big Ten’s best, and 11th overall (tied with Syracuse). UCLA, as we’ve detailed here, is the best overall. Note: this is similar to another study that ran in...
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Will Washington and Jay Gruden part ways in the offseason?

Lots of conflict and turmoil in Washington right now; and we’re not just talking about the acrimony between the legislative and executive branches of government. Will Jay Gruden return to coach the team next year? It appears that Robert Griffin III is on his way out, (as we’ve chronicled). So what about Gruden? The NFL punditocracy speaks. Rich Gannon, CBS: “I think the...
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Arsenal FC transfer rumors: Schar, Dybala, Moutinho

Here are the latest Arsenal FC transfer rumor stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. – The Metro reports that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to secure Basel centre-back Fabian Schar in a January deal worth around £9.5 million. The switch is “very close” according to reports, though Tuttosport states that Juventus are also...
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Man United news and notes: Falcao, Rojo, De Gea, Nani

Here are the latest Manchester United stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. Welcome to another edition of Man United news and notes. We begin with Radamel Falcao -It took a very long time to get Radamel Falcao back to fitness and training again. However, Falcao certainly made his entrance onto the Carrington training ground in style...
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Manchester United get big Xherdan Shaqiri boost

Xherdan Shaqiri is having trouble fitting in at Bayern Munich, but he will be be on the move away from Allianz Arena during the January transfer window.  Shaqiri has been told he can leave Bayern Munich this winter, according to the Bundesliga club’s honorary president Franz Beckenbauer. This is a huge boost to all the clubs that have been interested in the Swiss international...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Lennon, Shaqiri, Icardi

Here are the latest Tottenham transfer rumor stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. -(The Mirror) Steve Bruce is planning to raid Tottenham again in January for winger Aaron Lennon. Michael Dawson, Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone have already left north London for Hull. -(Daily Express) Tottenham have joined rivals Chelsea and Liverpool...
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Man United news: Luke Shaw, Jonny Evans injury updates

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. Unfortunately, this focuses on more injuries in the back line. The health crisis in defene continues. It’s like a game of whack-a-mole, when one returns to action, another goes down. Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are still sidelined with shin and shoulder...
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B1G Basketball power rankings: Black Wednesday edition

“Wisconsin should be the pick of the litter, they have everybody back from a Final Four team, but two through ten, you’re going to be able to flip coins,” said the dean of B1G coaches, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo. Yeah, pretty much! So let’s go make the argument for each one, 2-10. As well as 11-14 too. 1.Wisconsin (4-0) Everything has gone as expected thus far. We’ll...
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Chicago Bears players as Thanksgiving Dinner items

The Chicago Bears head to Detroit for a late Thanksgiving morning tilt against the Lions. For the sake of all involved (fans, players, coaching staff), the game should end before most eat their turkey, stuffing and other traditional Turkey Day dishes. No need to ruin the appetites of those choosing to watch the fools’ gold that is the Chicago Bears. In an attempt to have a light...
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Will Washington retain Jay Gruden next year?

Lots of conflict and turmoil in Washington right now; and we’re not just talking about the acrimony between the legislative and executive branches of government. Will Jay Gruden return to coach the team next year? It appears that Robert Griffin III is on his way out, (as we’ve chronicled). So what about Gruden? The NFL punditocracy speaks. Rich Gannon, CBS: “I think the...
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Chelsea FC transfer rumors: Messi, Cech, Moutinho

Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumor stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. We start with some gossip about Lionel Messi. True or not, it certainly dwarfs all the other Chelsea transfer rumors you’ll hear. After all, it’s Lionel Messi, all the other gossip is secondary and minor in comparison. Chelsea clear to sign £200m...
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Chelsea transfer rumors: Messi, Cech, Moutinho

Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumor stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. We start with some gossip about Lionel Messi. True or not, it certainly dwarfs all the other Chelsea transfer rumors you’ll hear. After all, it’s Lionel Messi, all the other gossip is secondary and minor in comparison. Chelsea clear to sign £200m...
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Chelsea transfer rumors: Lionel Messi, Peter Cech, Joao Moutinho

Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumor stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. We start with some gossip about Lionel Messi. True or not, it certainly dwarfs all the other Chelsea transfer rumors you’ll hear. After all, it’s Lionel Messi, all the other gossip is secondary and minor in comparison. Chelsea clear to sign £200m...
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Man United transfer rumors: Moutinho, Dybala, Robben

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumor stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. We start with some gossip about Arjen Robben. #Football #EPL Van Gaal meets Robben at Bayern’s hotel: Louis van Gaal has revealed he me… http://t.co/SGxCT2nw9n #PremierLeague #ESPN — EPL Premiership Fan (@EPL_Prem_Fan) November 25, 2014 -AS Monaco...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Schar, Dybala, Moutinho

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. Welcome to another edition of Man United news and notes. – The Metro reports that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to secure Basel centre-back Fabian Schar in a January deal worth around £9.5 million. The switch is “very close” according to reports...
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Man United news and notes: Van Persie, Herrera, Wilson

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. Welcome to another edition of Man United news and notes. -(People’s Person) Midfielders, like defenders, have been dropping like flies for Louis van Gaal. That diamond (formation) has been marked with a lot of scratches. One of the many injured is Ander...
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Robert Griffin III: his days are numbered in Washington

Robert Griffin III is probably done in D.C. Yes, the RG3 era in Washington seems to be coming to a close come the end of the season. All the NFL experts and pundits are piling on with this opinion, take a look. Jimmy Johnson, FOX: “Robert Griffin is done in Washington. The question is, is Jay Gruden done and is he going down with this quarterback? Robert Griffin tried to be a...
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Melvin Gordon to Seattle Seahawks idea gains more validity

Within a week, a record belonging to Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon was gone. Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine, with 427 yards rushing against a Kansas team that has packed it in for the season. (Actually, I’m not sure KU even really tried that hard at the beginning of 2014). Gordon held the single-game FBS rushing record for seven days. However, he has something Perine does not- a near...
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Jahlil Okafor: Duke’s best big man this millenium

Jahlil Okafor gives the Duke Blue Devils a very different look this year. They runs their offense from the inside-out as they’re light years more efficient when the ball goes through Okafor. He is the best big man, a true post player, a real inside presence that Coach K. has had since Elton Brand. He’s not a big that will be buried in the corner to shoot baseline jumpers like...
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