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ESPN pundits on Notre Dame Football life under investigation

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 Media Day 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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NY Jets Stephen Hill: another Mike Tannenbaum bust?

Mike Tannenbaum had a few successful trades, but he also had a few horrid ones. For as bad as the Mark Sanchez draft day trade looks now, the Jets still got two AFC Championship runs in return. One Tannenbaum trade that looks to be the most haunting includes Georgia Tech wide receiver, Stephen Hill. In the 2012 draft, the Jets moved up five spots, giving up a fifth and seventh round...
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Man United targeting Sami Khedira once again

The agent of Sami Khedira is very busy right now. The German national team star wants out of Real Madrid, and it looks like he’s going to get it. A move to the Premier League seems likely. He’s been heavily linked to Arsenal all summer. However, it appears Manchester United, Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward are now keen on Khedira. At least as a contingency plan. They’re definitely...
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Balotelli signing with Liverpool gives Arsenal sense of urgency

It doesn’t feel like Arsenal’s season has truly begun unless there is speculation over adding a striker to either replace or play alongside striker Olivier Giroud, but on Thursday, one of the Gunners’ primary rivals upped the ante in a big way on the North Londoners. That’s because Liverpool, eager to replace Luis Suarez, paid a £26.5 million transfer fee for Italian striker...
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PHOTO: fan changes name to Manchester United, gets face tattoo

It’s kind of sad that this guy has so little going on in his life. And he’s so delusional about where his life is really at. Take a look at this. Take it all in. Let it all sink in for a minute. Mr. Manchester United pic.twitter.com/H5PkqKJT2u — NahwatikaL ManaziLLa (@nahwazilla) August 21, 2014 That is the Bulgarian super fan of Manchester United who legally changed his...
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Richard Dent: Chicago Bears “defense can’t get worse”

The Chicago Bears defense can’t get any worse. I mean think of how terrible they looked at times last year. They re-wrote the record book, all in dubious fashion, says club legend and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent. One of the greatest defensive players in Bears history, “the sack man’s coming, you’re going to get bent, when you watch this video interview below. So obviously...
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Danica Patrick: can she get on “Bristol” for her Bristol performance

There’s no question that the biggest accomplishments for Danica Patrick in her career have been of a publicity variety. She’s great at appearing “on Bristol,” and by that I mean she’s on ESPN, the World Wide leader in sports media, based in Bristol. But what about Bristol the racetrack? Patrick and her team are now prepare for the Irwin Tools Night Race Saturday evening...
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Manchester United are keen on Xabi Alonso again

Manchester United are considering a shock bid for former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, who currently plays for Real Madrid, claims the Daily Express.  In the January window, Chelsea, Liverpool and United were all in the race to sign Alonso when his contract expired. There were rumors that Xabi Alonso had agreed to a contract extension with Los Blancos, but it doesn’t see...
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Liverpool agree on Mario Balotelli deal for £16m

Mario Balotelli wants  to force through a move out of AC Milan, and back to the Premier League. It appears he has just done so.  However, it’s not Arsenal, like we thought it would be, all summer long.  Nope, Mario Balotelli is on his way to Liverpool after his agent admits Serie A return was a mistake. According to the BBC, the former Manchester City striker is on his way...
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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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