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Liverpool, Man United, Man City suffer Ross Barkley setback

Do you buy into all the Ross Barkley transfer hype? Do you really think the Everton star would actually be on the move?  The Daily Star first said in April: Starsport understands Liverpool are willing to smash their transfer record to land the midfield ace with boss Brendan Rodgers a huge admirer. But he will face a battle to sign him, with any possibility of Barkley being up for...
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Manchester United keen on Daley Sinkgraven

Could Manchester United have another Dutchman named Daley playing in the middle come January? Perhaps somewhere in that diamond formation that the Iron Tulip loves so much? Meet Heerenveen midfielder Daley Sinkgraven. United will battle Liverpool to acquire his signature. The Daily Star reported that the 19-year-old has attracted interest from a host of Europe’s top clubs this...
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Radamel Falcao may not play versus Chelsea

Manchester United have just revealed that star striker Radmel Falcao has a minor injury and his fitness could be doubt for today’s epic clash with Chelsea. Louis van Gaal said it’s a minor knock, not a knee injury. “He got a kick in the morning [on Friday] so we have to wait and see if he’s fit enough,” Van Gaal said on the team’s official website. “But it’s not...
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Cristiano Ronaldo praises Van Gaal, says Man United will be champs soon

When Cristiano Ronaldo says that Manchester United are going to be Premier League Champions in the near future, perhaps he should have added “when I sign for them.” Of course, he didn’t say that, as we know that there is not way he’s coming back to Old Trafford. Ronaldo did say a lot of nice things about current United boos Louis van Gaal however. “Van Gaal is a fantastic...
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PHOTO: MSU fans fly airplane banner encouraging Brady Hoke

Michigan State is 6-1 versus Michigan ever since former Wolverines star tailback Mike Hart made him infamous and over-played “little brother” comments. Today, Hart, one of the greatest rushers in UM history is a running backs coach at Western Michigan while the current Michigan Coach, Brady Hoke, is a proverbial dead man walking. Hoke finally got a “vote of confidence,” some...
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PHOTO: Predicted Man United starting XI vs Chelsea

Here’s yet another Man United starting XI prediction. Although this one comes in graphical, gif format. As always, feel free to post your own Man United starting XI in the comments section below. Speak your mind on the formations and line-ups that are already presented here for your discussion.   Predicted Man United starting XI vs Chelsea pic.twitter.com/wwLVrN34cr — GHOST...
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Media still confused that fake Layla Kiffin is not real Layla Kiffin

The internet is more obsessed with Layla than Eric Clapton, or more specifically Eric Clapton. For whatever reason, (beyond the obvious reasons, her being a pretty face) Layla Kiffin is search engine gold. Yes, she’s very attractive, we get that. But other than being married to a man named Lane Kiffin who is famous for “failing upward,” she really hasn’t done anything. Layla...
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VIDEO: Mario Balotelli badly misses open shot, RIPPED again by LFC fans

Mario Balotelli moved to Liverpool towards the end of this summer transfer window, and he has scored just first one goal as a member of The Reds. Only the one scoring strike in 11 games and close to 900 minutes of club and country competition. And then this happened today:   The Reds drew 0-0 with Hull City today, so that would have been huge. Safe to say that Liverpool has wasted...
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Liverpool FC news and notes: Balotelli, Rodgers, Suarez

Ae begin our Liverpool FC news and notes column today by reporting on the fans who showed up today at Anfield to protest the ticket prices and the inferior product that they’re paying for. The Reds ended in a scoreless draw with Hull City at home today. #Liverpool fans protest against their clubs prices and @thomascooksport for their rip off “deals” & legal touting pic...
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Liverpool news and notes: Balotelli, Rodgers, Suarez

Ae begin our Liverpool news and notes column today by reporting on the fans who showed up today at Anfield to protest the ticket prices and the inferior product that they’re paying for. The Reds ended in a scoreless draw with Hull City at home today. #Liverpool fans protest against their clubs prices and @thomascooksport for their rip off “deals” & legal touting pic.twitter...
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Man United news and notes: Van Persie, Jones, Van Gaal, Cleverley

Lots of Man United news and notes to talk about on this Saturday so let’s dive right in. -Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says the club has the option to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a permanent deal in January, says The Guardian.  So don’t be too heartbroken United supporters that Cleverley could be leaving for good. I know this news could be devastating...
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Projected Manchester United starting XI vs Chelsea

Time to create your own predicted Manchester United starting XI. And evaluate the others that have been projected already. Angel Di Maria will supposedly be fit and available for this match (more on this) Diego Costa and Loic Remy will both supposedly not be available for Chelsea (more on Costa here).  More on Remy at this link. Here’s a good collection of some of the more interesting...
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Frank Kaminsky sets record straight on “NBA is boring” blog (exclusive)

Wisconsin Badgers big man Frank Kaminsky went from total obscurity to NBA Draft prospect last season. He dropped 43 points in one pre-conference game and ended the season with a Most Outstanding Player in an NCAA Regional award. After guiding the Badgers to their first Final Four in 14 years, he decided to leave some money on the the table, by returning to school. In late April...
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Duke Asst. Jon Scheyer is the next Chris Collins

Northbrook, IL native Jon Scheyer is one of the most polarizing players in college basketball history. One of the the star players on Duke’s 2010 National Championship team, he’s now an assistant on Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s bench at Duke. He could follow in the footsteps of Northwestern Coach Chris Colllins by becoming a lead assistant, and then, down the line taking a head...
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Six Maryland Terrapins basketball players with AWESOME names

God Shamgod, Paris London, and Majestic Mapp. These are all actual names of well known college basketball players. But the Maryland Terrapins trump everybody, Exree Hipp. That just rules, plain and simple. And ever since America was introduced to Mr. Hipp in March of 1994, it’s called extra special attention to the names on the Maryland Terrapins basketball roster. Even their program’s...
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Manchester United vs Chelsea: news, links, notes

No doubt the Premier League contest of the weekend is Manchester United versus Chelsea. It’s absolutely huge. Not quite as big as El Clasico, Real Madrid versus Barcelona, but still big. Here’s some of the latest news relating to Man United v. Chelsea. Also, we’re linking some of the more interesting articles and stories out there relating to the match. -Of course, of course...
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Man United transfer rumors: Garay, Valdes, Lindergaard

Time to talk Man United transfer rumors ahead of the big match with Chelsea this weekend. So let’s dive right in. -Manchester United lining up January bid for Zenit’s Ezequiel Garay, according to The Mirror. This is one we’ve heard before and have been tracking for awhile. Back in January, Manchester United opened talks with Benfica over a deal over the centre-back. Garay...
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Liverpool vs Hull City telecast switched due to Balotelli issues

The Liverpool-Hull City Premier League match tomorrow (Saturday, October 25) at 10 a.m. ET will move to NBCSN, while the Sunderland-Arsenal match that was originally scheduled on NBCSN will be shown live on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package. Sunderland-Arsenal will air in Spanish on mun2 as previously scheduled. NBC Sports Group moved the Liverpool-Hull City match to...
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VIDEO: Louis van Gaal press conference previewing Chelsea

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal Press Conference 24/10/2014 previewing the huge match versus Chelsea. Video of the Louis van Gaal Q&A is below. Van Gaal was in an affable mood at the Training Complex. At the start of the press conference, Sky Sports’ James Cooper, who’s traditionally the first journalist to speak, asked the boss if his side were ready for Chelsea...
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Man United news and notes: Van Gaal, Valdes, Ferdinand

Happy 29th birthday to Wayne Rooney. Saluting the owner of the richest contract in British football history is how we begin today’s Man United news and notes column. Let’s get this party started. The Louis van Gaal coaching tree Telegraph: Six degrees of Louis van Gaal: How Jose Mourinho and Europe’s other top coaches descend from Manche… http://t.co/66R6vVVhTm — chelseafootball...
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AAC Basketball Preview: #2 SMU Mustangs

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, and SEC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look AAC. The SMU Mustangs controversially had their bubble burst last Selection Sunday but...
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Angel Di Maria deemed fit for Man United vs Chelsea

Rest assured Manchester United fans, the £60 million investment will be fine. Angel Di Maria, one of the finest players in the world, will be ready to take on Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday. Di Maria came off in the 76th minute on Monday night, with an ailment that was identified has a minor groin injury. Angel Di Maria then underwent a precautionary scan of the injured...
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Man United transfer rumors: Chicharito, Robben, Sir Alex, Bellarabi

Time to talk Man United transfer rumors a couple days ahead of the big Chelsea match. It doesn’t seem that Chicharito is very happy at his new, current team. much like Chicharito was unhappy at Old Trafford. -We begin our Man United transfer rumors with a Chicharito item from the Daily Express.  Real Madrid want Manchester United to lower their £17million asking price for Javier...
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Miami Heat begin life without front-runner fanboy support

With Lebron James gone, the Miami Heat are no longer ESPN’s overwhelmingly favorite team. Now Bristol will root for and over-saturate us with the Cleveland Cavaliers. So that means all those front-runner d-bag frat boy idiots who rooted for the Heat (but don’t actually like sports to begin with) will have to find a new team. That’s their problem, and a topic we’ll ignore...
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Rayvonte Rice talks about Ray Rice (exclusive)

Up until mid January, Rayvonte Rice was the leading scorer in the Big Ten last season. However, the season went downhill for both him and his Illinois Fighting Illini at Northwestern. An adductor strain slowed Rice down for awhile, and the Illini offense had major issues. However, Rayvonte Rice and the Illini finished strong. Had it not been for that loss at NU, and probably the...
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