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Projected Man United starting XI for Manchester Derby

Time for another Man United Starting XI projection. The Manchester Derby will soon be upon us. The defending champions look vulnerable too as they have just two wins in their last six matches of all competition. Newcastle eliminated them from the Capital One Cup yesterday Louis van Gaal has supposedly told Wayne Rooney that he’ll start in this one. You know how Van Gaal gives...
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Wayne Rooney deemed fit to return versus Man City

As the Manchester Derby approaches Sunday, Wayne Rooney has battled to be fit for Manchester United’s clash with Manchester City.  Monday night Rooney attended a promotional event for a watch-maker for which he has a commercial relationship. At this event he was witnessed as limping and being in discomfort as he walked. Rooney’s camp denies this and claim he will be fit. It...
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Predicted Man United starting XI vs Man City

The Manchester Derby will soon be upon us. That means the time is at hand for a Man United Starting XI prediction. This one comes to us from Old Trafford Faithful. Here’s the television info for the match. This is a big one as United have not looked great on the road this season, and City is a very tough opponent as they are the defending champions. For the road match at Manchester...
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Hull City to train Chicago Fire keeper Sean Johnson

Goalkeeper Sean Johnson of the Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire will train with English Premier League team Hull City from Oct. 30 through Nov. 9.  “This is a good chance for Sean to continue to train in a Premiership environment during the offseason,” said Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop. “He’s had similar training experiences in the past as a result of the relationships...
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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota odds on favorite to be NFL #1 pick

Can Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota pull a Cam Netwon? By becoming the Heisman Trophy winner in December and then the #1 overall draft pick the following April? Mariota certainly has all the tools to and statistics to do both. The 6’4″ 212 pound signal caller from Honolulu, Hawaii has an INSANE 24-1 TD to INT ratio. To go with his 192.2 QB Rating and 69% completion percentage...
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Jim Harbaugh coaching the Michigan Wolverines in 2015? Latest odds

I do hope there’s a lot of great Jim Harbaugh Halloween costumes this year. It’s pretty easy to construct: discount pleated khakis, black 49ers hat, black long-sleeve Niners shirt. Add in the headset and you’re done. If I wasn’t way too old for Halloween I would totally do it. However, that Jim Harbaugh costume will have to be changed drastically for Halloween 2015 and he’s…...
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NASCAR reporter Krista Voda leaves FOX for NBC

Krista Voda has left NASCAR on Fox to join NBC Sports. The 40 year-old pit reporter was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa. She just tweeted: Yes, it’s true. I will be joining @NASCARonNBC for 2015 and beyond. Not easy to leave my @nascaronfox crew but… http://t.co/X4Lmun0v9A — Krista Voda (@kristavoda) October 29, 2014 NBC Sports...
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Man United transfer rumors: Cole, Laporte, Pique, Bale

We begin the Man United transfer rumors with Aymeric Laporte. -(Metro) Laporte is rated as one of the most exciting young defenders around and had looked set to join Arsenal in the new year, to ease their defensive problems. But now the Daily Express says the France international is now United-bound, with Louis van Gaal poised to pay his £32million buyout fee once the window opens...
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Man United target Gerard Pique drawing interest from Chelsea too

Barcelona Center-Back Gerard Pique is not getting a whole lot of playing time for some reason. He is fit, but yet still riding the bench at Barca. You have to wonder why Luis Enrique is sitting him. There have been rumors that he was coming back to his former team, Manchester United. Now there are rumors that Chelsea is very interested too. From today’s Daily Star: “Chelsea...
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Gareth Bale to Manchester United rumors gaining momentum

Not sure how much stock I really put in this rumor, I’ll believe it when I see it it but…. …Today’s Daily Star says that “Manchester United could go back in for $145m-rated forward Gareth Bale after the Welshman lost his place in the Real Madrid first team to Isco.” On 1 September 2013, Gareth Bale was transferred from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid. The Spanish press...
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John Calipari makes bizarre Communism analogy

John Calipari made sure to distance himself from the sociopolitical beliefs of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin last night. Coach Cal appeared on CBS Sports Network’s “We Need to Talk” a show that made television history (more on that here) and discussed how he will be distribute playing time amongst all the extremely talented players on his roster. From CBS Sports...
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Todd Gurley suspended four games, UGA appeals

Here’s your Todd Gurley ruling, handed out just an hour ago by the NCAA.  “Todd Gurley must sit a total of four games, or 30 percent of the season, for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia and other items over two years. Gurley, who acknowledged violating NCAA rules, must repay a portion of the money received to a charity of...
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David Robinson’s son Corey becoming star Notre Dame WR

Corey Robinson is one of many celebrity offspring playing football for Notre Dame right now. His father is “The Admiral” himself, NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson. The Fighting Irish roster also boasts the sons of Jon Bon Jovi, Torii Hunter and Cris Collinsworth.  Austin Collinsworth, a senior safety, was named one of the team’s captains this season. Of all the proud fathers...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #10 Clemson Tigers

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, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. Without a whole lot of offensive firepower, the Clemson Tigers must once again...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #11 Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. After four lackluster seasons as Wake Forest Demon Deacons head coach, Jeff...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #12 Miami Hurricanes

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, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. With three of their top four scorers gone from a year ago, the Miami Hurricanes...
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Man United news and notes: Shaw, Rooney, Fellaini

We’re back with our second edition of Man United news and notes. Let’s get this party started., with an update on the health of Wayne Rooney. And don’t be surprised if his status changes a couple more times back and forth between Sunday’s Manchester Derby. Wayne Rooney likely to miss the Manchester derby through injury: Just as Wayne Rooney is back from his suspens… http...
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Man United news and notes: Falcao, Di Maria, Van Gaal

Time for another edition of Man United news and notes, and this one focuses on the big names. Let’s get this party started. -Juventus’ managing director Giuseppe Marotta revealed that Radamel Falcao was set to join his club before Manchester United made a last minute move on transfer deadline day. Marotta told Domenica Sportiva: “We followed Falcao, but there has been no...
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Liverpool may have a Mario Balotelli buyer in Napoli

The gossip filtering through from Metro today says that Liverpool are prepared to sell striker Mario Balotelli in January. Spending just £16 million pounds, it wasn’t that much of a risk. But the low risk investment from three months ago has also become low reward. Metro suggests that Anfield could be prepared to cut their losses and talk terms with Serie A club Napoli once the...
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Julius Randle suffers broken leg in Lakers season opener

What a terrible, just awful start to the NBA career of Julius Randle. The Los Angeles Lakers forward, who went #7 overall in the draft from the University of Kentucky suffered a broken leg in the blowout home loss to the Houston Rockets in the season opener. There were questions about the health of his foot on draft night, but now he’s got a bigger issue. Julius Randle will be...
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Man United set to loan Adnan Januzaj to Ajax

The Daily Star report that Belgian superstar Adnan Januzaj could be leaving Manchester United to play for a Dutch Eriedivisie side on loan. It’s Louis van Gaal’s formee team, Ajax, and they would like to keep the Januzaj for 18 months, while United only want to loan him go until the end of the season. And this news comes on the heels of the story about Januzaj idolizing United...
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Liverpool already moving Mario Balotelli? Napoli is interested

The gossip filtering through from Metro today says that Liverpool are prepared to sell striker Mario Balotelli in January. Spending just £16 million pounds, it wasn’t that much of a risk. But the low risk investment from three months ago has also become low reward. Metro suggests that Anfield could be prepared to cut their losses and talk terms with Serie A club Napoli once the...
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New revelations: Al Michaels confronted Howard Cosell about his alcoholism

This week’s issue of Sports Illustrated features an excerpt from Al Michaels ’ new book, You Can’t Make This Up, written with Executive Editor Jon Wertheim. In the excerpt, Michaels shares insight on working with infamous broadcaster Howard Cosell including behind-the-scenes musing of working side by side with Cosell from the early days of covering boxing to his signature yellow...
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Danica Patrick begins life with new crew chief Sunday

  Danica Patrick begins a new era at the Cup at Texas this weekend. After two years with crew chief Tony Gibson, she now welcomes Daniel Knost as the head of the No. 10. Knost is the interim crew chief and brings along his road crew from the No. 41 SHR entry of Kurt Busch. Gibson and his road crew move to Busch and the Haas Automation team. “With NASCAR changing some rules...
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Why don’t free agents want to join Kobe Bryant on the Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers were not able to land a big free agent this summer, and a lot of the blame seems to be placed on Kobe Bryant. The Lakers had their worst season in a very long time last year, and 2014-15 doesn’t look much better. Is it really fair to blame Kobe Bryant though for what’s happened? These are franchise issues, should they fall at the feet of Kobe? Yes, he is...
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