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Manchester United battling Real Madrid for Aymeric Laporte

It’s Manchester United versus Real Madrid, two giants of not just Europe, but world football, battling over the right to acquire Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte, according to multiple reports. Where will he end up- with the Red Devils or Los Blancos? You know that United badly needs defenders, and the center-back would fit in well at Old Trafford. The Daily Mail says that...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Mario Balotelli, Raheem Sterling

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Anfield. We begin with tracking the saga of wayward striker Mario Balotelli. -(The Sun) Mario Balotelli...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Paulista, Pereira, Rami

Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from The Emirates. -(Daily Mail) Arsene Wenger has confirmed Gabriel Paulista‘s switch to Arsenal from Villarreal...
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Ernie Banks public visitation, memorial service info

We’re very sad to be discussing the news that Ernie Banks has passed away. The sweet persona of Mr. Cub was indeed the genuine article. His public image that exuded kindness and good works was also exactly who he was on the inside. Here is a statement from Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts. “Words cannot express how important Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago Cubs, the city...
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PHOTO: Jay Cutler’s wife posts his surly texts on Instagram

What goes on in your own home is your business. It’s between you and your family. Unless you or a family member decides to broadcast it on social media for the world to see. Thanks to the former reality show personality, and wife of Jay Cutler, we now get to see a glimpse inside their household. Not that we should care, but apparently we do, cuz Deadspin decided to devote a whole...
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Man United news: Fletcher, Januzaj, FA Cup

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with an update on the future of Adnan Januzaj’s future with the club. -According to multiple sources, Adnan Januzaj’s agent has confirmed that Paris Saint Germain have indeed made a formal enquiry regarding the player. “Yes, PSG have shown...
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PHOTO: Jay Cutler domestic crisis posted on Instagram by wife

What goes on in your own home is your business. It’s between you and your family. Unless you or a family member decides to broadcast it on social media for the world to see. Thanks to the former reality show personality, and wife of Jay Cutler, we now get to see a glimpse inside their household. Not that we should care, but apparently we do, cuz Deadspin decided to devote a whole...
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PHOTOS: NEW Carrie Underwood song for Super Bowl XLIX

You heard it here first in May of 2013; a full day and a half before the actual 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. Also, it should be noted that no one, and I mean no one, cares about who breaks a news story first other than individual reporters. And really only...
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Man United news: Van Persie, Beckham, summer tour

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with an update on the upcoming summer preseason tour in the United States. Manager Louis van Gaal wants to scale back the travel. However, these tours are total cash cows and the club is beholden to very lucrative corporate sponsorships. They have...
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HBO Real Sports’ 1985 Chicago Bears: MUST WATCH

I should not have doubted HBO Real Sports. I have to take back what I said previously about their 1985 Chicago Bears feature. I made those statements based off their press release previewing the episode and hyping it up. After seeing it, I have to say that I was wrong. Completely wrong. You have to see the Real Sports piece on the 1985 Chicago Bears. It was incredible. Incredibly...
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Bulls miss Joakim Noah like the deserts miss the rain

Joakim Noah played 22 minutes yesterday, and 23 minutes in the previous contest. However, he’s just not truly himself. Noah is active, but the he’s the Noah we know and love who was first team All-NBA and the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. Joakim Noah has entirely missed 12 of 46 games this season, and the Chicago Bulls miss him. Like the deserts miss the rain. (credit...
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Chicago Bulls: maybe it’s time to push the panic button

Maybe it is indeed time for fans of the Chicago Bulls to push the panic button. I still maintain that they’re going to be fine in the end and that all the negativity we’ve heard lately is an overreaction. The main producer for ESPN’s NBA programming agrees with what I said a few days ago that the Chicago Bulls should be alright when it counts. However, I also understand the...
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Man United transfer rumors: Depay, Tagseth, Nani

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford. Manchester United may have missed out on Martin Odegaard after the 16-year-old opted to...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Depay, Kane, Berbatov, Ings

Here are the latest Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from White Hart Lane. Interesting development with Harry Kane, who’s truly starting to become one of...
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Krzyzewski 1,000 more a Disney movie than anything

It was all set up so perfectly for the event strategy of Mike Krzyzewski 1,000. Coach K was to become the first coach to get a grand in the very same venue in which he passed up Bobby Knight for the all-time wins record. That venue happened to be Madison Square Garden which bills itself as “the world’s most famous arena.” MSG is located in the media capital of the world, New...
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Jameis Winston might still go #1, despite every red flag

In politics they call it an “October Surprise,” huge game-changing news that doesn’t get leaked until very close to the election. The NFL Draft, like the Presidential election, has months of advance anticipation and speculation. Jameis Winston might provide the most expected and obvious NFL Draft “October Surprise” ever this year. Jameis Winston is probably the most...
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Five REALLY POINTLESS Super Bowl 49 Story Pitches

We still have a week until Super Bowl 49, and already the idea of “our product relates to the Super Bowl because of reason XYZ” (no, it doesn’t, sorry) has been beaten to death. TO DEATH! The “harrowing bye week that no one enjoys” is now over. And indeed my inbox has made it feel like “the road to the Super Bowl is long and pointless.” If you had trash like this e...
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Man United transfer rumors: Dragovic, Wilson, Alves

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford. -(The Guardian) Manchester United are among a host of English clubs considering making...
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Man United transfer rumors: Bale, De Gea, Coleman, Clyne

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford. We begin with the Gareth Bale and David de Gea potential swap that’s been talked about...
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Man United news and notes: De Gea, Van Gaal, FA Cup favorites

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. This is Man United news and notes. We begin with the latest on the David de Gea to Real Madrid potential transfer saga. Obviously, he is United’s most valuable player, and the one that the team cannot afford to lose; more so than anybody else. -(Mirror...
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Man United transfer rumors: Ramos, Cuadrado, Pogba, Fletcher

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford. Especially now with the transfer window open. -(Daily Star) Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti...
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Kentucky Wildcats part of formula for making people care about pre-March college hoops

The Kentucky Wildcats are college hoops’ biggest brand (sorry Duke, you know it’s true). If John Calipari keeps the pipeline of McDonald’s All-Americans coming every year, and coaches them into more national championships, they could become to college basketball what Notre Dame, Nebraska and Oklahoma were in the 1970s. Unfortunately, people outside of the four states of Kentucky...
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Chelsea transfer rumors: Cuadrado, Costa, Salah

Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Stamford Bridge. Especially now with the transfer window open -(The Sun) Chelsea are working on a deal for...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Coutinho, Johnson, Rodriguez

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Anfield. Especially now with the transfer window open -(The Guardian) Brendan Rodgers has intervened in...
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Arsene Wenger reveals Arsenal could have had Angel Di Maria

Some really interesting news and notes from about Arsenal FC boss Arsene Wenger, leading off with a shocking revelation from the Daily Mirror. -Arsene Wenger last night revealed Arsenal missed out on signing Angel Di Maria for nothing. Wow! And Manchester United paid £59.7 million for the Argentine winger. The other piece from the Mirror involves a transfer rumors: Arsene Wenger...
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