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Man United to face major competition for Marco Reus

Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund have still not come to an agreement. And that’s opening the door for Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal. Each of these clubs will want to make bids at the end of the season. Therefore, Reus is posed to become the hottest topic of the summer transfer window. In addition to the four Premier League sides keen on Reus, two other...
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Man United news and notes: Di Maria, Fellaini, De Gea

Welcome to Saturday’s edition of Man United news and notes. Here we have a collection of links to the some of the best pre Manchester Derby reading that you’ll find right now in the Manchester United related cyberspace. Also, here’s our five big important story lines to watch for in the derby: -ESPN FC has a great piece on Angel Di Maria Angel Di Maria is the clear leader...
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VIDEO: Three glorious Man United moments in the Manchester Derby

The Manchester Derby is almost here, and all the experts are picking Manchester City to triumph at home over Manchester United. Tommy Smyth of ESPN FC went 3-1 in his prediction, a prop bet that will pay you 12-1. (Manuel Pellegrini being the next manager to be sacked pays out 14-1) City have the last 3 meetings (something that hasn’t happened since 68-69 and 69-70 seasons) Falcao...
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Ryan Giggs documentary to be released later this month

24th November 2014 will sees the release of “Life of Ryan” on DVD & Blu-ray. It’s a documentary celebrating Ryan Giggs ’ illustrious career at Manchester United Football Club. Currently 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...
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Radamel Falcao out, Wayne Rooney in for Manchester Derby

The Man United news and notes column today focuses on Sunday’s Manchester derby of course. We get you updated on who’s fit and who’s injured for both Man United and Man City. It appears Wayne Rooney is in and Radamel Falcao is out. “Falcao is still injured. Rooney was never injured. He shall play, he is my captain. I think [Antonio] Valencia is fit again to play,” said...
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Theo Epstein statement on Renteria firing, Maddon hire

Yes, Theo Epstein the “smartest man in the room” always. Regardless of whatever room he’s in. Like I said on Twitter: I love Cubs press releases. Headlines are ALL CAPS, cuz it’s LOUD, and no sugar-coated corporatespeak: CUBS FIRE MANAGER RICK RENTERIA — Paul M. Banks (@PaulMBanks) October 31, 2014 Here’s what Theo Epstein said in that statement: Today we made the difficult...
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Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors: Assou-Ekotto, Levy, Rodriguez

Can Tottenham make the right moves this January to get them into top four contention? Can they make a move next year up from the the Europa league to the Champions League? It’s time to talk Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors.  -From the Daily Mirror, Tottenham are struggling to offload Benoit Assou-Ekotto, due to his wage demands. -According to the Daily Mail, Daniel Levy will...
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VIDEO: Louis van Gaal press conf previewing Manchester Derby

Time for another Louis van Gaal press conference previewing the week’s match. A truly huge Manchester derby is Sunday, and we begin of course with injuries. According to LVG, Wayne Rooney is in while Radamel Falcao is out. Louis van Gaal on player fitness: “Falcao is still injured. Rooney was never injured. He shall play, he is my captain. I think [Antonio] Valencia is fit again...
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Man United news and notes: Falcao, Rooney, Giggs, Van Gaal

The Man United news and notes column today focuses on Sunday’s Manchester derby of course. We get you updated on who’s fit and who’s injured for both Man United and Man City. It appears Wayne Rooney is in and Radamel Falcao is out. “Falcao is still injured. Rooney was never injured. He shall play, he is my captain. I think [Antonio] Valencia is fit again to play,” said...
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Man United legend Ryan Giggs featured in upcoming documentary

24th November 2014 will sees the release of “Life of Ryan” on DVD & Blu-ray. It’s a documentary celebrating Ryan Giggs ’ illustrious career at Manchester United Football Club. Currently 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...
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Michigan Wolverines A.D. Dave Brandon resigns

We already knew that Michigan Wolverines Athletic Director Dave Brandon is a dead man walking; just like Head Coach Brady Hoke. Michigan President Mark Schlissel will host a news conference at 130 eastern and it is being widely reported that Dave Brandon will step down. Happy Halloween Michigan Wolverines football fans. Brandon has been slammed quite a bit from all sides this fall...
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VIDEO: Charles Barkley talks about imagining Shaq naked

Charles Barkley is always an interesting soundbite. Sports media is world filled with platitude and niceties, but the Chuckster is a refreshing and interesting candid change of pace. His chemistry with Shaquille O’Neal makes Inside the NBA on TNT the best studio show in all of sports media. Charles Barkley, basketball analyst for Turner Sports, talks about working with fellow...
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2016 NBA Mock Draft (10/31/14)

Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. CLICK HERE FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF OUR 2015 NBA MOCK DRAFT. 1. Ben Simmons, PF, LSU, 6-9, HS Sr. The Aussie is a versatile offensive weapon with tremendous athleticism and once...
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Tom Izzo sizes up the B1G basketball hierarchy

Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio were voted the nation’s number 1 coaching combo in a recent poll; up from #7 last year. Yes, in the two college sports that people care about, you can’t find a better one-two punch then H to tha Izzo and MD. However, there was once a time in Spartan lore when both Tom Izzo and Nick Saban were coaching in East Lansing, Michigan. The...
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NU DE Ifeadi Odenigbo looks up to Man City D Vincent Kompany

For Ifeadi Odenigbo, there are two huge games this weekend. In the first one on Saturday morning, he’ll have a tremendous influence on the result. Northwestern visits Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes at 11 A.M. (Miss Iowa, and Miss America finalist, Aly Olson will perform before kickoff) Sunday morning at 7:30 A.M, Odenigbo will be a distant but passionate observer for the Manchester...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #5 Pitt Panthers

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. The Pitt Panthers lose their top two scorers from a year ago but everyone else...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #6 Syracuse Orange

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. In losing three big-time players who combined to average 61% of their team...
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Man United news and notes: Carrick, Falcao, Van Persie

Time to link out the latest Man United news and notes ahead of the big Manchester Derby on Sunday. Also, here’s our five big important story lines to watch out for in the Derby. Our first Manchester United news item concerns RVP. Robin van Persie’s career is in decline, right? Wrong, these stats show why @MOgdenTelegraph http://t.co/RrOtOacjdS pic.twitter.com/5IfRVA1YpL —...
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Chelsea FC #3, Southampton #10 in ESPN FC Power Rankings

Every Thursday ESPN FC Analyst Shaka Hislop releases his weekly power rankings of European football. Chelsea broke through to the top spot a couple weeks ago before falling to second last week., Among Premier League teams….the Blues are joined by Southampton. Those are the only Premier League teams to crack the top ten this week. So without ado here are the latest ESPN FC power...
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Man United very keen on Abdul Majeed Waris

Manchester United have been keeping a close eye on striker Abdul Majeed Waris from Trabzonspor of the Turkish League. That’s obviously not the position of need right now, but okay. We’ll see where this goes. The Daily Mail,  had a new update today on the Ghana forward. United assistant manager Ryan Giggs watched Majeed Waris in action against Lokeren in the Europa League last...
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Chelsea FC down to #3 in ESPN FC Power Rankings

Every Thursday ESPN FC Analyst Shaka Hislop releases his weekly power rankings of European football. Chelsea broke through to the top spot a couple weeks ago before falling to second last week., Among Premier League teams….the Blues are joined by Southampton. Those are the only Premier League teams to crack the top ten this week. So without ado here are the latest ESPN FC power...
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Man United vs Man City: top 5 Manchester Derby storylines

As the Manchester Derby will soon be upon us, here are five top storylines to watch out for. 1. City are much more desperate for a win. United are playing for top four, City are playing for the title. If the Citzens lose, and Chelsea win this weekend…well the idea of repeating as champions becomes pretty far-fetched. A draw would be great for Louis van Gaal. It would be disastrous...
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VIDEO: Lebron James, Cleveland propaganda film very well done

The Sports Bank does not usually post commercials as the basis for content. At least not without some form of compensation in return. However, old media, new media, newspapers, blogs etc. have long been publishing advertisement as news for quite some time now. Today, Nike Basketball launched a new film entitled “Together,” which celebrates the pride and emotion of LeBron James’s...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #7 Florida State Seminoles

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. Having failed to make the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons, the Florida...
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Man united news and notes: Di Maria, Blind, Blackett, Moyes

Time to talk Man United news and notes ahead of a Manchester Derby that’s huge for both clubs. Manchester United versus Manchester City is just two days away. So let’s get this Man United party started. Manchester United duo Angel di Maria and Daley Blind thank fans for their dedication http://t.co/jJ2uKycxpu — Man Utd News (@SirAlexStand) October 30, 2014 -According to the...
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