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EXCLUSIVE: NFL Legend Deion Sanders Previews 2014 Season

It’s fitting that the NFL Network has both Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin as part of their on-air talent roster. Both of these phenomenal athletes helped define what today’s NFL truly is with their physical talents and outsized personalities. Sanders and Irvin (the exclusive with him is coming tomorrow, it will be posted in a “Prime Time” slot) established the precedent...
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Jenny Dell talks about her new NFL on CBS gig (Exclusive)

Within five minutes of meeting and speaking with Jenny Dell, one realizes that her personality is perfect for new job. Dell has a genuine friendliness that will inspire mainstream appeal. Her down-to-Earth personality which will resonates across all demographics. When the New Orleans Saints take on “my” Indianapolis Colts in the Circle City on Saturday, (8:00 PM, ET), CBS Sports’...
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Angel Di Maria finalizing £50m move to Manchester United

Maybe there really is something to Marcos Rojo “liking” that Instagram pic with himself and Angel Di Maria together with a Manchester United background. Reports today suggest that the Real Madrid star is indeed set to join Man United for a transfer fee of £50 million. Both The Express and Mundo Deportivo are reporting that Los Blancos have sanctioned the move and that the Argentinian...
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Arturo Vidal to Man United? Juventus boss denies it

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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Paul Scholes is genuinely scared for Manchester United

Club legend Paul Scholes is frightened for Manchester United. The inspirational member of the iconic Class of ’92 isn’t wrong either. Sure, some of this is classic overreaction to the unthinkable home loss to Swansea City on opening day. Then again, some of the concern is totally warranted too. “I am scared for United. Genuinely scared they could go into the wilderness in...
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Louis van Gaal comments on Marcos Rojo signing

Marcos Rojo is officially with Manchester United, and The Iron Tulip has spoken about his latest acquisition. Louis van Gaal scouted his new defender and articulated what his new role might be. Van Gaal told the club’s official website, ManUtd.com: “Marcos is a very gifted defender. He has played at the highest level in world football and can play either as a central defender...
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Manchester United makes Marcos Rojo signing official

Marcos Rojo was introduced as a member of Manchester United just now. He signed a five year deal. It was a reported €20 million fee plus Nani on loan to Sporting Lisbon. It was broken first by  respected Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, who made the claim on his website. Here is the Marcos Rojo photo-opp from the official Man United account. It’s finally all official...
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Illini QB1 Wes Lunt should benefit from “Cubitism”

You know what Cubism is/was. In 2013, you saw what Cubitism can do. Illini offensive coordinator Bill Cubit took a very mediocre signal caller in Nathan Scheelhaase and shaped him into a Picasso style masterpiece. Now imagine what Cubit could do with a really talented QB like Wes Lunt. Looks like I’ll put Illini signal caller Lunt in my 2016 NFL Mock Draft. Despite having only...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Manolas, Song, Nastasic

Welcome to your Wednesday edition of Arsenal transfer rumors. Where we’ll talk about who’s coming and going from The Emirates. Let’s get this party started, North London style. Arsene Wenger is one of the best and not tipping his hand when it comes to who he’s buying or selling, so we’ll try to predict the future based on what the gossip pages are saying. -According to...
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Man United transfer rumors: Reus, Di Maria, Fellaini, Benatia

Marcos Rojo has not been officially confirmed, but it’s obvious that he is in fact coming to Old Trafford. Is Angel Di Maria joining him? Well that’s the headline for today’s edition of Man United transfer rumors, but we have a few more to talk about as well. Let’s get this party started. Real Madrid Manager Carlo Ancelotti admits that he isn’t sure about what the future...
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Liverpool FC vs Man City TV broadcast info

Liverpool really should have won last year’s Premier League Title. Obviously they did not, and Manchester City did. So this Monday will be a match-up of significance, as its last year’s champion versus last year’s runner-up. Liverpool vs. Man City will be televised Monday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and mun2, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend...
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Liverpool vs Manchester City TV info (UPDATED)

Liverpool really should have won last year’s Premier League Title. Obviously they did not, and Manchester City did. So this Monday will be a match-up of significance, as its last year’s champion versus last year’s runner-up. Liverpool vs. Man City will be televised Monday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and mun2, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend...
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Brandon Marshall featured in new Carrie Underwood SNF Video

As you heard here first last year; a full day and a half before the announcement was made, Carrie Underwood became the new Sunday Night Football singer. She replaced Faith Hill last fall with the SNF on NBC theme song. What about 2014′s version? Well just morning NBC released the description of this year’s edition; listing out all eleven NFL players that will appear in the...
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VIDEO: Jessica Alba pitching motion at Dodger Stadium

Jessica Alba threw out the first ball at Dodger Stadium, with a most impressive pitching motion and style. Take a look at her form warming up in the bullpen, and then delivering on the mound. Paul M. Banks owns The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports and Yahoo! He’s been a guest on news talk shows all across the world. He’s also a special contributor to the Chicago...
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VIDEO: Luis Suarez says his last bite came with Liverpool

Do you believe Luis Suarez when he says his biting days ended in the World Cup? No, I don’t either. The former Liverpool striker was unveiled as part of Barcelona finally yesterday. It was an event that was delayed because of well, you know why. And it should have been delayed. Suarez was a disgrace to the fine tradition of The Reds; as well as every other club he’s been a part...
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Boomer Esiason: NY Jets have some pass defense issues

Who better to help preview the New York Jets season than a former New York Jets QB. Boomer Esiason is best known today for his role on CBS Sports, primarily on The NFL Today, as well as a morning co-host on New York radio station WFAN, the “Boomer and Carton” show. Norman Julius Esiason is also a Monday Night Football analyst for Westwood One. And he’s known for having some...
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Buffalo Bills fan backlash against Bon Jovi grows stronger

Jon Bon Jovi and the Buffalo Bills have one thing in common: neither has accomplished much of anything since the very early 1990s. However, they are not on the same page. At all. At Bills training camp today 13,000 letters to the team sent a clear message: Jon Bon Jovi is not welcome in Ralph Wilson Stadium. “Every single one of these letters says the same thing: we will not...
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NY Giants offense looks HORRENDOUS says Boomer Esiason

Eli Manning had a really rough year last season. His 2013 kind of ended the ELIte talk, didn’t it? Local New York as well as national media pundit Boomer Esiason gave me a very informative and entertaining exclusive at NFL on CBS Media Day. Boomer Esiason is best known today for his role on CBS Sports, primarily on The NFL Today, as well as a morning co-host on New York radio station...
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Di Maria to Man United rumors: Carlo Ancelotti admits uncertain future

Real Madrid boss admits he doesn’t know what will happen with his Argentine star Angel Di Maria. “I don’t want to enter into this theme so I don’t lose focus on tomorrow’s game,” Ancelotti responded when asked about Di Maria’s future.   “Di Maria is available like all the others. He may or may not start the game and has opportunities, but like everyone else. ...
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VIDEO: Luis Suarez claims biting days ended with Liverpool

Do you believe Luis Suarez when he says his biting days ended in the World Cup? No, I don’t either. The former Liverpool striker was unveiled as part of Barcelona finally yesterday. It was an event that was delayed because of well, you know why. And it should have been delayed. Suarez was a disgrace to the fine tradition of The Reds; as well as every other club he’s been a part...
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PHOTO: Rojo hints Di Maria joining him at Man United

I know people use social media for all kinds of different reasons, many of which make zero sense at all. Sometimes what people post can be detrimental to both them, and their followers. Still, you can’t see this and not think Angel Di Maria is coming to Man United. Marcos Rojo, who has recently completed a deal to come to Old Trafford, hit the like button on a picture of himself...
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Christian Hackenberg, PSU outlook with Fowler and Herbstreit

Christian Hackenberg is the best passer in the Big Ten. Now with Braxton Miller out for the season, Christian Hackenberg is now the best quarterback in the conference. Sure, he doesn’t have Bill O’Brien and Allen Robinson to work with this year, but he’s also a year more developed and mature. It will be interesting to see how he adjusts to the new system under James Franklin...
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Braxton Miller OUT FOR SEASON. Sorry, Ohio St. fans

So today this happened early in the morning: Due to the Braxton Miller injury situation, Ohio St. has cancelled all media availability for the day. #B1G #Buckeyes #tOSU — Paul M. Banks (@PaulMBanks) August 19, 2014 And then this happened in the afternoon, ESPN’s Austin Ward, in conjunction with the Associated Press, dropping a bombshell of a story at about 1 pm Eastern. And...
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PHOTOS: new Notre Dame football unis unveiled

We don’t have any more updates about the scandal unfolding within Notre Dame football, but hey, we do have new uniforms! Look- shiny things!!! Brian Kelly didn’t have anything to say today regarding the investigation into academic cheating today, as it appears there really haven’t been any significant developments since Friday. We’ll keep you posted, in the meantime here’s...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Falcao, Cavani, Agger

It’s time to talk Liverpool transfer rumors, which means it’s time to talk about how Brendan Rodgers will try to replace the 31 goals of the the departed Luis Suarez. The LFC boss called on the whole team to chip in with scoring after they started the season with a 2-1 win for Southampton, the team they heavily raided this offseason. Let’s talk Liverpool transfer rumors: From...
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