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Chelsea FC vs. Atletico Madrid CL TV, Presenter info revealed

  We’re down to the Final Four of the Champions League, and Chelsea FC are the only team left standing from the English Premier League. The Blues will try to win it for the British top flight taking one a powerhouse from La Liga. Chelsea FC vs. Atletico Madrid, FOX Sports 1, Tuesday, April 22 (2:00 PM ET); In the other Champions League semifinal it’s another La Liga giant...
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Ranking the 50 best Liverpool FC football players ever (cast your vote)

    Exciting times for Liverpool FC. An English Premier League title is very much in their grasp. It would be the first PL championship since 1990 if it comes to fruition. The win over Manchester City was especially thrilling, as it put the Reds in the driver’s seat for topping the table. Only City and Chelsea remain as possible threats. These are also emotional times for Liverpool...
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Manchester United transfer rumors: Angel Di Maria, Portugal trio

Manchester United manager David Moyes flew to Portugal to check on the form of three transfer targets – Eliaquim Mangala, Jackson Martinez and Guilherme Siqueira. This according to the Daily Mail. We covered the Jackson Martinez angle in our last post here. Martinez has attracted a large level of interest across Europe having been linked with moves to Arsenal, Chelsea, Roma...
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Man United transfer rumors: Luke Shaw, Jackson Martinez, Marek Hamsik

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is convinced that Luke Shaw will still be at St Mary’s next season, and The Daily Mirror claims that Chelsea have already dropped out of the race for the long time Manchester United target. “At the end of the day Luke Shaw is a player that belongs to Southampton, and it will be the club, Southampton, that makes the decision as to what happens...
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Rev. Jesse Jackson shows up to open Curtis Granderson Stadium

You know an event isn’t a big deal until National Civil Rights Leader and former Presidential candidate Reverend Jesse Jackson shows up. The Founder of Operation Push was on hand today on the west side of Chicago as New York Mets Center Fielder Curtis Granderson had one of the biggest days in his young extraordinary life. Curtis returned to his native Chicago to open and christen...
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Curtis Granderson sets record with huge gift to alma mater

New York Mets Center Fielder Curtis Granderson will return to the line-up on Friday. His injury was minor; not very news worthy. Granderson’s Thursday though, was extremely news worthy. Curtis returned to his native Chicago to open and christen Curtis Granderson Stadium, at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The new home to UIC Flames baseball is the largest alumni gift in UIC...
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Illini Coach John Groce talks ’14-’15, recruiting, NIKE (exclusive)

Illini basketball Coach John Groce was at Nike Town on Michigan Avenue in Chicago today to help promote the new Illinois athletics re-brand by Nike. The new uniforms were revealed yesterday. I had an exclusive conversation with John Groce where we talked about those uniforms, but also next fall’s team, specifically where all the twos and threes and wings will fit in the lineup...
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Illini Coach Tim Beckman talks QB Derby, Wes Lunt, new Nike Unis (EXCLUSIVE)

Illini football Coach Tim Beckman was at Nike Town on Michigan Avenue in Chicago today to help promote the new Illinois athletics re-brand by Nike. The new uniforms were revealed yesterday. I had an exclusive conversation with Becks where we talked about those uniforms, but also next fall’s team, specifically the quarterback competition. How’s Wes Lunt progressing along? Why...
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Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards schedule, TV info

The Chicago Bulls are the #4 seed, they’ll take on the #5 seed Washington Wizards in the first round of the NBA playoffs. My prediction: just like in 2005, Wizards in 6. Sorry. Anyways, here is the entire playoff schedule, start times and television info. GAME DATE LOCATON TIME (CDT) NETWORK Game 1 Sunday, April 20 Washington @ Chicago 6:00 p.m. Comcast SportsNet Chicago/TNT Game...
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LeBron James needs the Chicago Bulls

For the Miami Heat to win a third consecutive NBA championship, they will need to defy history.  Since the NBA and ABA merged in 1976, no team has won a title with a lower ranked opponents’ field goal percentage than the Heat’s 17th.  Their defense was ranked fifth in each of the past two years when they raised championship banners. While LeBron James had another MVP-caliber...
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Purdue C A.J. Hammons makes correct decision about NBA draft

Yes, as frustrating and inconsistent as A.J. Hammons has been, he’ll probably be drafted. Likely even in the first round in ’15. This year…no chance. Sports Illustrated claims that 17% of the population which is 7 feet or taller play in the NBA. H/T to my Twitter follow/er @coloradojimw So he made the correct decision to stay in school yesterday.  As you watch teams play the...
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STUDY: Average NCAA football player worth $178K, Hoops $375K

Studies show that the NCAA makes about $11 billion a year in revenue. Remarkably close to the $10.8 billion the NCAA received from CBS and Turner Sports to broadcast March Madness. The Chicago Sun-Times briefly printed that Anthony Davis received $120,000 for his one year at Kentucky. They quickly took it down and retracted it under the threat of lawsuit. However, if Davis was had...
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NY Mets Curtis Granderson to unveil his new college stadium today

New York Mets star outfielder and native Chicagoan Curtis Granderson will help christen the newly completed Curtis Granderson Stadium on April 17. The University of Illinois at Chicago, Granderson’s alma mater, will unveil the new ballpark with a grand opening celebration; kicking off a weekend of activities at the new ballpark. The $10 million stadium was funded in part by $5...
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New owner means Milwaukee Bucks staying in Milwaukee. Uhm, Yey?

Herb Kohl, Milwaukee Bucks Owner, announced today that he has sold the team to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. The new ownership group means that the Milwaukee Bucks, or as I call them “Milwaukee’s Big Ten Team,” are staying put in Brew City? So yey? Excitement? Huzzah? Rejoice? MKE will continue to have a NBA franchise…if we can still refer to the Milwaukee Bucks as an NBA...
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PHOTOS: Cubs wearing 1914 Chicago Federals uniforms for Wrigley 100th

Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday arrives April 23rd when the Cubs host the Arizona Diamondbacks exactly one century after the Chicago Federals opened then Weeghman Park against the Kansas City Packers April 23, 1914. The first 30,000 fans at the game will receive a replica 1914 Chicago Federals jersey as they enter the ballpark, mirroring the throwback Chicago Federals home uniforms...
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David Moyes falls behind Chelsea in race to land Diego Costa

  Chelsea were given the green light to sign Diego Costa last night by Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone. This according to the Daily Star. Jose Mourinho is confident Chelsea have tied up a £50million deal for the striker, claims the Daily Mirror. Manchester United Manager David Moyes “loves” Diego Costa. Andy Mitten, creator of long-standing fanzine United We Stand conducted...
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Man United transfer rumors: Bernat, Gundogan, Kroos, Reus

Some Man United transfer news, and most of the rumors are about who’s not coming or who’s likely not coming. There isn’t a whole lot about who is coming. Let’s get caught up on the latest gossip. -Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has signed a contract extension with the German club to end speculation that he could be moving away the Bundesliga this summer...
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Hilarious Twitter feed of just people RIPPING Darren Rovell Yes it’s real

We know that we hate Darren Rovell. We know that Darren Rovell loves Darren Rovell and also loves the fact that we hate Darren Rovell. He’s pretty obsessed with his critics. So enter @RovellReplies. As the account’s biography reads: “Darren Rovell receives a lot of hilarious @ replies. We bring you the best of the best.” And I present, without comment, some of the best of...
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Kate Upton’s Comment About Her Own BOOBS: TOTALLY Hypocritical

Maybe Kate Upton is overrated after all. I know I’m guilty for contributing to that possible “over rating.” I might still think that Kate Upton is the hottest woman alive. No one can deny how much she’s done to help the body issues and self-esteem of young women everywhere. I like my women curvy, and Kate Upton, more than any one individual has shown us all that real women...
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2014 FULL Seven Round NFL Mock Draft 4-17-14

Here is our seven round NFL mock draft. It’s not written by me, it’s authored by a website reader who wishes to remain anonymous. I will tell you he puts a whole lot of work into it. And of course because a seven round NFL mock draft is a ton of work. And this version is even improved and augmented, as there’s even a little bit of commentary sometimes. As always, here’s...
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Manchester United closing a £30 million deal for Luke Shaw

Manchester United are confident they’ll secure a £30 million deal for Southampton‘s Luke Shaw according to a variety of sources. Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Daily Star and Red Issue and sources close to Andy Mitten have now all said that United are feeling pretty sure they’ll secure a deal to bring the Saints star left-back to Old Trafford in the summer. United believe...
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Manchester United sealing a £35 Million William Carvalho deal

Reports in Portugal today suggested that Manchester United have agreed to a £35 million deal for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho. Carvalho has been coveted by United for some time. That’s no secret. We’ve posted about the midfielder’s transfer rumors over and over again. As have numerous publications. Now it appears William Carvalho is indeed coming to Old Trafford...
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PHOTOS of the Hillsborough Memorial at Liverpool FC (Anfield) today

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, during which 96 Liverpool F.C.  men, women and children lost their lives, having travelled to Sheffield Wednesday Stadium at Hillsborough to watch their team play an FA Cup semi-final versus Nottingham Forest. That means April 15th 2014 was a time for reflection and remembrance. For unity, as every one put their traditional...
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PHOTOS: pictures of new Illinois Fighting Illini uniforms leaked

The Illinois Fighting Illini will debut their new uniforms at a special event tomorrow night on the UI campus.  Illinois Fighting Illini student-athletes employees (according to a recent local NLRB ruling) from football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball will model several of the new uniforms. You can watch the show on live stream at the...
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Mets Curtis Granderson unveiling new $10m college ballpark

New York Mets star outfielder and native Chicagoan Curtis Granderson will help christen the newly completed Curtis Granderson Stadium on April 17. The University of Illinois at Chicago, Granderson’s alma mater, will unveil the new ballpark with a grand opening celebration; kicking off a weekend of activities at the new ballpark. The $10 million stadium was funded in part by $5...
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