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Michigan St. “2nd Round St.” might continue with Dawson, Valentine

The “2nd round state” label is often applied to Michigan St. basketball as a pejorative. Although there is an air of condescension surrounding this concept, it’s not actually a negative. Because after all, who, outside of Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and a select few in this rarified are, can claim to be “1st round state?” Or “NBA Draft Lottery State?” Michigan...
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Man United news: De Gea, Valdes, Fellaini, Shaw

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Daily Express) “We have to qualify for the Champions League no matter what,” David De Gea told Manchester United’s official website. “We already missed out last season, and a team like Manchester United cannot...
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Liverpool news: Suarez, Sturridge, Hughes, Jones, Mignolet

Here are some of the most interesting Liverpool news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with the concept of Luis Suarez returning to the Reds one day. Well, don’t hold your breath. We’ll believe it when we see it. -(The Sun) Luis Suarez has not ruled out a return to the Premier League in the future...
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Michigan State “team stream” details for Final 4 unveiled

A lot of people couldn’t understand the simple concept of the “team stream” at this time last year. They were confused as to why the people calling the Final Four on a certainly channel were so brazenly homerific. Of course, these same people wouldn’t know what the word “brazen” means anyway. Despite the fact that the team stream designation was right there on the screen...
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Man United news: Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Wayne Rooney’s record as England captain: Games – 8 Goals scored: as captain – 7 Wins – 7 Draws – 1 Loss – 0 pic.twitter.com/UwzeBlpGHt — Man Utd News (@SirAlexStand) March 31, 2015 -(The Sun) Before...
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NASCAR, Nike condemn Indiana’s new anti-LGBT law

Indiana’s bigoted and discriminatory “Religious Freedom Restoration” law is getting condemned all over the sporting world. Even NCAA President Mark Emmert, usually as clueless as they come when it comes to powerful sports figures espousing sociopolitical ideas in public, seems to get it on this one. While Emmert was more moderate about how wrong this unjust law is, both NASCAR...
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Mark Emmert FINALLY says the right thing on an important issue

NCAA President Mark Emmert is notorious for looking terribly tone deaf in interviews. More often than not, Emmert says things that make him and the NCAA look terribly out of touch, and in the court of public opinion, Emmert gets destroyed over and over again whenever he speaks in public. Not this time though! Emmert joined Katz Korner on ESPNU, hosted by Andy Katz, to discuss Indiana’s...
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How would Frank Kaminsky fit with the L.A. Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers are in year two of what will be a very lengthy re-build. L.A. might not even be done with the tear down component of the cumulative makeover project yet. Lakers fan have to brace themselves for the fact that next year could also be a very long year. Hopefully, it should be better than this season has been, but it’s going to be awhile before The Lake Show...
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Man United news: Angel Di Maria, Gareth Bale, Memphis Depay

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with the latest rumors surrounding the next destination of Angel Di Maria; the most expensive player in English Premier League history. -(Daily Mirror) Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a bid for Manchester...
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Five bandwagon reasons to hate Duke basketball

Legitimate rationale for hating the Duke basketball program abounds. And there are plenty of tourist, bandwagon, poseur, or “entry level” reasons to possess hatred for Duke basketball. You have to read both of these pieces to truly get the gist. Read the poseur reasons to hate Duke basketball, as well as the legitimate cause for Duke basketball vitriol, and you’ll see where...
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Six legitimate reasons to hate Duke basketball

Legitimate rationale for hating the Duke basketball program abounds. And there are plenty of tourist, bandwagon, poseur, or “entry level” reasons to possess hatred for Duke basketball. You have to read both of these pieces to truly get the gist. Read the poseur reasons to hate Duke basketball, as well as the legitimate cause for Duke basketball vitriol, and you’ll see where...
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Liverpool news: Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, Pedro

Here are some of the most interesting Liverpool news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with the narrative surrounding a potential blockbuster deal; involving Reds cornerstone Raheem Sterling potentially moving to Arsenal. Maybe. Possibly. Could be. -(Daily Mirror) Raheem Sterling has vowed to help Liverpool...
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Arsenal FC news: Sterling, Dybala, Kennedy, Pedro

Here are some of the most interesting Arsenal news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with the narrative surrounding a potential blockbuster deal; involving Liverpool cornerstone Raheem Sterling. -(Daily Mirror) Raheem Sterling has vowed to help Liverpool back into the Champions League as the storm over...
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Chelsea news: Dybala, De Bruyne, Bale

Here are some of the most interesting Chelsea news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Daily Mail) Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea have all made enquiries for Palermo striker Paulo Dybala. -(Metro) Manchester United are apparently in pole position to sign Kevin De Bruyne this summer ahead of former club...
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Man United news: Van Gaal, Jones, De Bruyne, Smalling, Young

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Metro) Manchester United are apparently in pole position to sign Kevin De Bruyne this summer ahead of former club Chelsea. De Bruyne, now at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, is enjoying an incredible season, either assisting...
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Is Danica Patrick finally turning the corner?

NASCAR BADLY needs star power to revive its popularity. This season, the stock car racing league needs some life injected into it. Danica Patrick, if she can finally close the deal and win a race, would be that boost NASCAR needs. Of course, if Patrick can develop into a solid driver, not just mediocre, but actually solid, and legitimate, it would be PHENOMENAL for the sport. Jimmie...
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Tottenham news: Rose, Adebayor, Vertonghen, Dembele

Here are some of the most interesting Tottenham Hotspur news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Spurs had a really boring transfer window last summer, and they didn’t really do a whole lot to redeem that in the winter. So perhaps this summer will see Tottenham make some major moves and make bigger news? The...
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Chelsea news: Mourinho, Varane, Barkley, Adebayor, Drogba, Cech

Here are some of the most interesting Chelsea news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Chelsea rumors are flying fast and furious, and there’s talk in the London papers about what could have happen this summer. The Blues were certainly the only Premier League side to make any noise at all in this past transfer...
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Arsenal news: Wenger, Bellerin, Walcott, Reus, Cech

Here are some of the most interesting Arsenal news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Arsenal rumors are flying fast and furious, and there’s talk in the London papers about what could have happen this summer. These narratives include a potentially huge storyline involving the Gunners’ primo London rivals...
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Man United news: Di Maria, Falcao, Evans, Van Persie

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -In a bit of Manchester United transfer “news,” total bust Radamel Falcao followed Real Madrid on Twitter – before then unfollowing the club. So read into that what you will. We’re probably all reading way...
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Cubs demote Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Addison Russell to Minors

The Chicago Cubs made it official about an hour ago. Three of their UBER-Prospects, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell, will begin the 2015 season in the minor leagues. Call it what you want: “sent down,” “demoted,”cut,” “optioned,” “re-assigned” whatever, the Cubs will start the season sans all three of the wunderkids; thus reducing their spring training...
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2015 College Basketball transfers list

College basketball transfers are becoming a growing trend.  Here is a list of players from the marquee conferences who are transferring out of their respective programs after this past season and a list of college basketball transfers who will be eligible to play at their new school for the 2015-16 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off...
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Chicago Wolves end March on winning streak

The old adage ‘In like a lion, out like a lamb’ applied to the Chicago Wolves venture through March, but a but differently. A slow start to the month turned into a scoring outage, followed by a five-game winning streak against conference opponents. Chicago enters the final stretch of the regular season in the seventh spot of the Western Conference standings. Sunday’s victory...
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Michigan St “team stream” on TruTV; other 3 team listings

REALLY REALLY DUMB people couldn’t understand the simple concept of the “team stream” at this time last year. They were confused as to why the people calling the Final Four on a certainly channel were so brazenly homerific. Of course, these same people wouldn’t know what the word “brazen” means anyway. Despite the fact that the team stream designation was right there...
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Liverpool news: Henderson, Lambert, Hughes, Kuyt

Here are some of the most interesting Liverpool news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. There’s a ton of Jordan Henderson stories, as almost every paper has one today. He’s set to sign a new deal at Liverpool, and it’s dominating the papers. Henderson last night committed himself to Liverpool for “many...
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