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Jimmy Butler to miss 3-6 weeks due to elbow sprain

The hits keep coming to the Chicago Bulls. What started out as a season with championship aspirations has now been redefined by a roster ravaged by injury. First it was Derrick Rose. Then Taj Gibson. And now, Jimmy Butler, the team’s leading scorer, goes down. The Bulls were still the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference heading into the home loss yesterday to the L.A. Clippers....
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Patrick Sharp considers suing slanderous site over salacious rumors

Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Sharp told the media yesterday that he is considering legal action against a local website that published an alarmingly detailed laundry list of rumors pertaining to his personal life. The website published a seemingly self-assured “post” (it is a “post” not an “article”) that went into excessive detail about supposed trysts involving...
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Duke basketball ignored Rasheed Sulaimon sexual assault allegations

Five-star guard signee Rasheed Sulaimon was the first player to be kicked off the Duke basketball team during the Mike Krzyzewski era. In the 35 years of Coach K, Sulaimon, dismissed on January 29th, is the first and only player to get kicked out. Today, we found out why. And it’s a more serious issue than the cliche corporatspeak phrase “violation of team rules” that every...
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Man United transfer rumors: Radamel Falcao, Pedro, 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. Remember, in regards to the transfer rumors, not all of these will happen, so take them with a grain of salt. We begin with a few of the latest Radamel Falcao narratives: -(Daily Express) Radamel Falcao’s agent is...
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As Di Maria hits new low, Rooney and Van Gaal come to his defense

It’s not news that Angel Di Maria has been a huge bust since he arrived at Manchester United. Even Di Maria himself admits that he things haven’t gone quite as well as he (and everyone else in the Red Devils camp) had hoped. He even made the “top flops” list published by Sir Ian Darke last week (along with his teammate and fellow summer transfer window bust) Radamel Falcao...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Mario Balotelli, Luis Suarez, Alvaro Morata

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. -(Daily Express) Mario Balotelli could end up at MLS outfit Orlando City this summer. The Italy...
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Man United transfer rumors: Varane, De Gea, Falcao

Here are the latest Manchester 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. Hey, it’s never too early to talk about the summer window! We start by focusing...
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Blackhawks superfan Vince Vaughn does the Polar Plunge

Vince Vaughn wore a Blackhawks captain’s jersey and jumped into a 30-degree Lake Michigan Sunday morning as part of the annual Polar Plunge. At first I wondered why people like Vaughn, former Bears great Otis Wilson and even pop star Lady Gaga would do this. Why would people willingly jump into a frigid Lake Michigan with an air temperature of barely 25 degrees? It wasn’t just...
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Man united news: Mata, Falcao, Di Maria, Van Gaal

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 a couple of different Juan Mata narratives: -(The Sunday Sun) Juan Mata wants to fight for his place at Old Trafford rather than head back to Spain where he is attracting interest from a number of La...
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Cubs issue statement on the passing of Minnie Minoso

Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts issued the following statement on behalf of the organization in regards to the passing of Chicago White Sox legend Minnie Minoso: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Minnie Minoso,” said Ricketts. “Having recently lost one of our all-time greats Ernie Banks, we share the heartache with the White Sox organization and fans everywhere...
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Chelsea transfer rumors: Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala

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. -(Daily Express) Paulo Dybala is closing in on a £30m move to Borussia Dortmund despite...
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Kevin Garnett is the best thing for Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins made history Wednesday night, as his 30 points were the most ever by a player on his 20th birthday. He entered last night’s contest at Chicago leading all NBA rookies in scoring (15.6 ppg) and field goal percentage (.438) and minutes per game (34.7). Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like the Chicago Bulls Nikola Mirotic was the favorite to win the NBA Rookie of...
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Adreian Payne’s NBA career finally begins with Timberwolves

The best thing that happened to Adreian Payne, NBA career wise, was getting traded away from the Atlanta Hawks and to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He wasn’t going to get much playing time with the Eastern Conference’s first place team; who have now pretty much solidified the #1 seed in the East. Payne was drafted 15th overall by Atlanta, but never broke into their rotation; hence...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Donsah, Pastore, Ings

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. -(Sunday People) Manchester City plan to beat Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool to Cagliari midfielder...
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Man United transfer rumors: Paulo Dybala, Marquinhos

Here are the latest Manchester 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. Hey, it’s never too early to talk about the summer window! -(Daily Express) Paulo...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Firmino, Cazorla, Donsah, Dybala

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. -(Sunday People) Manchester City plan to beat Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool to Cagliari midfielder...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Carlos Bacca, Godfred Donsah

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. We start with a potential striking option to pair with Harry Kane, one of the biggest...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Illarramendi, Khedira, Jovetic, Milner

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. -(Daily Express) James Milner has been told to lower his wage demands if the England star wants...
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Hoosiers’ Yogi Ferrell: if only he wear three inches taller

It’s hard to deny the talent of Indiana Hoosier’s junior guard Yogi Ferrell, make that Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, and what he has meant to Coach Tom Crean’s team the past couple of years. Ferrell was an absolute stud coming out of high school and was ranked 19th in the country by Rivals.com in 2012. The McDonalds All-American knew where he wanted to play his collegiate ball...
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Vic Law starts to make progress at Northwestern

The Northwestern Wildcats have never made an NCAA men’s basketball tournament and barring a miracle, they will be on the outside looking in again this year. Coach Chris Collins is looking to break this “tradition” in the upcoming years and has recruited some talented pieces to achieve that goal. Editor’s note: this Vic Law feature article authored by new Sports Bank contributor...
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Arsenal news and rumors: Arsene Wenger, Sami Khedira, Olivier Giroud

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 latest on the scathing critiques of Manager Arsene Wenger, and another well known Premier League Manager comes to his defense. Wenger has certainly been under fire lately, and that disaster versus Monaco made...
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Chelsea news: John Terry, Victor Moses, Nathaniel Clyne

Here are some of the most interesting Chelsea news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with the latest on Victor Moses. -(The Sun) Stoke boss Mark Hughes is keen to make on-loan Victor Moses a permanent signing next season – and he hopes Chelsea will sell him for around £7 million. -(Daily Star) Chelsea...
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Man united news: Rooney, Young, DI Maria, De Gea

“ Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world in the wake of the much needed 2-nil win over Sunderland. We begin with Wayne Rooney who had two goals 66′-Penalty, 84′). Rooney had first goals in the Premier League in nine games. And United got their eight...
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Bulls need to avoid the Cavs as long as possible in playoffs

  With or without a healthy Derrick Rose, the Cleveland Cavaliers are still probably the front-runner in the Eastern Conference. They’re just so hot right now…like Hansel in Zoolander.  A CSN Chicago poll (so you know it’s extremely biased in favor of the Bulls) asked “Now that Derrick Rose is returning, how far can the Chicago Bulls go?” Results yielded 40% believing...
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VIDEO: Tag Team performs “Whoomp There it is” at Bulls game

Do you remember the 1-hit wonder duo named “Tag Team?” In 1993, they had the song of the summer, a smash hit single entitled “Whoomp! There it is” which ended up the second most popular song of the entire year. “Whoomp! There it is” went quadruple platinum has over 4,000,000 copies of the single have been sold. However, not much has been heard from Tag Team since 1993...
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