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Ex Tottenham star Clint Dempsey once punched a window

  Clint Dempsey, captain of the U.S. Men’s National team, and former Tottenham Hotspur forward once punched out a window because he was so angry that he did not get to start in a soccer match. In a interview with talkSPORT, former Captain of Fulham Daniel Murphy discussed a moment where Dempsey was so angry he punched through a glass window, bloodying his hand in the process...
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Ranking the 58 best Manchester United players ever (vote here)

The next game for Manchester United is Sunday at newly promoted Leicester City; then home fixtures versus West Ham and Everton. All in all, the schedule was set up perfect for a fast start. As you know, that didn’t happen. But at least the Red Devils looked fantastic versus Queens Park Rangers. That said, it’s time to look at where today’s heroes such as Wayne Rooney and Robin...
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Arjen Robben says Van Gaal will return Man United to Champions League

Manchester United summer target Arjen Robben says MUFC Manager Louis van Gaal will get the club back to the Champions League “where they belong.” Robben just played under Van Gaal during the summer on The Netherlands national team that finished third at the World Cup in Brazil.  He believes the Iron Tulip is the perfect man to revive and restore the team that inhabits Old Trafford...
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Man United make up 51% of Premier League’s global TV audience

Manchester United are the world’s most popular and polarizing sports team. People love them or hate them, and more people have strong feelings about Man United than any other club in any league worldwide. Polls show that they have approximately 680,000,000 million supporters worldwide. Man United also accounts for a majority of the world’s Premier League television viewers. Yes...
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Ranking the 50 best Liverpool FC football players ever (vote!)

  Interesting times for LFC right now: a big win in Champions League, decent form thus far in the Premiership. Brendan Rodgers is one of the best managers in the England top flight. Where would you rank the top 50 Liverpool players of all time? How would you begin to compose the list? Which Reds rank near the top? Well all Liverpool fans and Liverpool FC experts can come together...
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Ranking the 35 best Tottenham Hotspur FC football players ever (vote!)

It’s certainly an interesting time or Tottenham Hotspur FC. The takeover bids, the potential new ownership by an American interest, the Europa League (everyone’s favorite tournament…#sarcasm) and of course the attempts to climb up the table to get into Champions League next year. All in all it was very interesting, but what about the greater history of Tottenham? Where would...
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Brandon Marshall: Professional Victim

Brandon Marshall has done so much to rehab his image and rehab as a human being. Today erased all of that. Marshall decided to speak on the current state of the NFL and talk about a few issues concerning him. A recent piece on ESPN’s “E:60” and Gloria Allred’s Wednesday press conference empowered the Chicago Bears wide receiver to speak Thursday afternoon. That decision was...
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How does the Chelsea FC draw impact their Champions League chances?

Chelsea FC had the best summer transfer window of anyone, and they got off to the best start of anyone in the English Premier League. The London side made all the right deals this summer and were the preseason pick of popular pundits to punish the Premier League. Many world football talking heads picked them to win the title, and with their fast start to the season, they’re making...
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PHOTO: Tom Brady posts his college resume online

Tom Brady is all time NFL Draft Horatio Alger type story. As a sixth round pick, the New England Patriots did not expect much of him.  Considering that the NFL Draft is only seven rounds long, he came very close to actually going undrafted in 2000. Then, the Uniersity of Michigan graduate would have faced very long odds of catching on in the NFL as a free agent. Of course, the history...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Cavani, Pedro, Yobo, Lugano, Diarra

Lots of Arsenal transfer rumors to talk about today, so let’s dive right in. -According to Edinson Cavani’s agent, Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool have made offers for his client. Numerous outlets are reporting that PSG player long coveted by Manchester United is now being heavily pursued by both The Reds and the Gunners. The Daily Star has a story today claiming that...
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Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger regrets missing out on Cristiano Ronaldo

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger says his biggest regret is not signing a young Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portugese superstar, widely considered one of the best players in history, and quite possibly the top footballer playing today, could have been a member of The Gunners in 2003. Instead, Ronaldo obviously signed with Manchester United, as you know, before later being sold to Real Madrid...
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Chicago Cubs move minor league team to South Bend

The Chicago Cubs are moving their Class A affiliate from the Kane County Cougars to the South Bend Sliver Hawks. The Low A ball franchise may rename itself to the Cubs. The South Bend franchise will unveil a new name, logo and uniform, Thursday, September 25, during a press conference beginning at 9 a.m. ET at the local St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce. Officials from both...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Reus, Cavani, Brandt, Pedro

Lots of Liverpool transfer rumors to talk about today, so let’s dive right in. -According to Edinson Cavani’s agent, Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool have made offers for his client. Numerous outlets are reporting that PSG player long coveted by Manchester United is now being heavily pursued by both The Reds and the Gunners. The Daily Star has a story today claiming...
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Man United may exchange Juan Mata for Kevin Strootman

Kevin Strootman leads the way in any and all Man United transfer rumors posts these days. It’s pretty clear that he’s at the top of the must buy list for Louis van Gaal in January. Strootman’s fitness is the reason that he wasn’t bought in this past summer transfer window. And it appears the price to acquire him might include £37.5 million man Juan Mata. Here’s the gist...
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VIDEOS: Minnesota Vikings, NFL in SEVERE crisis mode

In the middle of the night, literally, the Minnesota Vikings finally figured it out. They’ve certainly pat themselves on the back enough about it. Numerous members of the Vikings leadership used the phrases “get this right,” “made sure we got this right,” and other forms of “right.” So in their three major decisions pertaining to Adrian Peterson, within a 96 hour span...
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Chicago Bears vs NY Jets: brutally honest preview

Ah the New York Jets- the NFL’s Delta House. The Jets have been on double secret probation at the hands of Dean Wormer the past couple of years. The Jets issues are rather mild, downright cute and cuddly compared to what’s going on in the rest of the league right now. However, that’s another column for another time. This match-up looks like kind of a disaster for the Chicago...
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Chelsea FC overwhelming Champions League favorite says ESPN FC

Chelsea FC have gotten off to a superlative start in their Premier League fixtures. The Blues are in first place having knocked off previously unbeaten and surprising Swansea City. There’s a reason I picked Chelsea FC to win the league in the summer; many football pundits did as well. “The Special One” Jose Mourinho had about as effective a summer transfer window as possible...
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How far can Liverpool go in the Champions League?

After three matches of Premier League action, Liverpool has earned six points. LFC currently sits 5th in the table with a 2-0-1 record and a 6-4 goal differential. It’s a good start for Brendan Rodgers side as they have shown an ability to adjust to life after Luis Suarez. At least up to this point. What about the Reds Champions League chances? What is the likelihood LFC advances...
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Man United made a Cristiano Ronaldo bid last year

It seems very likely Cristiano Ronaldo will in fact force a move out of Real Madrid; at some point. Rumor mills are churning out of control on this subject right now, with Manchester United being speculated on as the eventual landing spot. Supposedly, United made a bid for Ronaldo last year, but the deal fell apart due to Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. Speculation has it that...
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Sir Alex may bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to MUFC

It seems very likely Cristiano Ronaldo will in fact force a move out of Real Madrid; at some point. Rumor mills are churning out of control on this subject right now, with Manchester United being speculated on as the eventual landing spot. Supposedly, United made a bid for Ronaldo last year, but the deal fell apart due to Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. Speculation has it that...
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Ranking the 55 best Manchester City players ever (cast your vote)

What a season for Manchester City! Their second championship in three years and three straight Premier League championships for the city of Manchester. And this year Man City is expected to win the title again, or at least be right there up at the top contending all year long. That said, it’s time to look at where today’s heroes such as Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero rank among...
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Ranking the 54 best Chelsea FC players ever (vote!)

Chelsea FC is off to a great start this season, and there’s every reason to believe that all the preseason hype is justified. Lots of football pundits picked them to win the Premier League title; and with good reason. The Blues made all the right moves in the summer transfer window; doing perhaps the best spending of any side. Last year didn’t end with a trophy but perhaps this...
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Hey, thanks for coming Carolina Panthers Greg Hardy

Update: Greg Hardy has agreed to be placed on the NFL Commissioner’s exempt list. Carolina Panthers Defensive End Greg Hardy, in some ways, might be worse than the other criminals and losers making headlines in the NFL right now. I wouldn’t say Hardy is going under the radar- there’s been plenty of coverage of his crimes. It’s just that Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice are/were...
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Chelsea FC, Everton supporting Men in Blazers have new TV show

Men in Blazers, the world reknown beloved podcasters have a new television show on NBC Sports Network and it is set to debut on Monday. The Men in Blazers Show, featuring Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, a Chelsea FC supporter and an Everton fan, will debut their new television program on NBCSN this Monday, September 22 at 10 p.m. ET. NBCSN will present the new 30-minute show...
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Chelsea FC, Everton fans, the Men in Blazers TV show debuts Mon

Men in Blazers, the world reknown beloved podcasters have a new television show on NBC Sports Network and it is set to debut on Monday. The Men in Blazers Show, featuring Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, a Chelsea FC supporter and an Everton fan, will debut their new television program on NBCSN this Monday, September 22 at 10 p.m. ET. NBCSN will present the new 30-minute show...
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