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Man United news and notes: Falcao, Carrick, Mata

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Radamel Falcao, and the idea of potentially starting him. -From the Manchester Evening News Radamel Falcao has not started a match since October 5 and this could be an ideal opportunity to restore him to the starting XI. The dilemma is who out...
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Big Ten Basketball: 17 worst losses this Pre-Conference season

“Our effort was not up to standard tonight which i take very personally,” said Northwestern Coach Chris Collins after losing at home by 13 to a middle tier MAC team. “I can’t explain it. If I had an answer for it I would tell you guys. We got out-everythinged,” he continued. “We didn’t give them any resistance to start the game.” Collins and the Wildcats getting...
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Five most popular Angel di Maria stories of 2014

It’s time to begin the best of lists! Yes, 2014 ends in just 13 days and we have lots of listicles to cover, so we kick things off with Angel Di Maria. The Argentine Winger broke the British transfer record when United bought him from Real Madrid towards the end of the summer transfer window. He was indeed huge news. So here are the five most popular Angel di Maria stories on...
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George W. Bush experiences UIC basketball in person

Former U.S. President George W. Bush got to watch UIC basketball in person during the same exact week that torture dominated the headlines. Specifically, the torture carried out during the Bush 43 administration. So I guess it’s fitting that Bush 43 got to witness UIC Flames basketball first hand. Watching them is an unpleasant experience. W. was at sold out Moody Coliseum in...
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Bears and Brandon Marshall (yes, him too) must part ways

Embattled and currently injured Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall certainly needs to be a part of the upcoming Chicago Bears house cleaning. Because he’s hurt, and therefore in the background right now, we forget that he’s also yet another personality contributing to the systemic problems in Halas Hall. Marshall wore out his welcome with two teams (Miami and Denver) before he got...
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Big Ten Basketball having a DISASTROUS Pre-Conference season

“Our effort was not up to standard tonight which i take very personally,” said Northwestern Coach Chris Collins after losing at home by 13 to a middle tier MAC team. “I can’t explain it. If I had an answer for it I would tell you guys. We got out-everythinged,” he continued. “We didn’t give them any resistance to start the game.” Collins and the Wildcats getting...
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Chelsea FC transfer rumors: Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard

Here are the latest Chelsea FC 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. With talk about Eden Hazard and Thorgan Hazard, this edition of Chelsea transfer rumors are all about “Hazard Pay.” -The Telegraph reports that Eden Hazard is set to...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Ochoa, Balotelli, 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. -Guillermo Ochoa has agreed a three million-pound deal to join Liverpool, according to various reports in the British media. The Mexican shot-stopper is currently at Malaga...
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Man United news and notes: Blind, De Gea, Mata, Van Gaal

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Midfielder Daley Blind and the latest timetable on his return. -Daley Blind could return from injury for Manchester United before the New Year, and could possibly play versus Newcastle on Boxing Day, according to The Telegraph. -Interesting...
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Man United transfer rumors: Isco, Miranda, Falcao

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. We start with some Man United transfer rumors from the Daily Express. -Three Premier League giants,  Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool, have all been dealt a severe blow...
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David de Gea very likely staying at Man United

Here are the latest David de Gea news stories and transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. His contract situation is the top story in every A Block of Manchester United news everywhere. He hasn’t just been man of the match for the Red Devils this year, he’s been the Man of the season. He’s been the MVP of MVPs, saving Manchester...
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Jimmy Clausen is what happened to J.D. McCoy after Friday Night Lights ended

In honor of the Chicago Bears signing Jimmy Clausen to serve as a back-up to Jay Cuter, I’m re-publishing running this article from April 21st, 2010. Former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen and his so-called character issues, are truly just fabrications when you break them down. In the Draft evaluation process, scouts and NFL “cognoscenti” alike said he was immature and...
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Jimmy Clausen will start over Jay Cutler on Sunday

Jimmy Clausen will start at Quarterback for the Chicago Bears this Sunday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Yes, that Jimmy Clausen. The same Jimmy Clausen that choose his college by having an elaborate signing ceremony at the College football Hall of Fame. If the Bears quarterback situation was a nuclear power plant, we’ve moved past Three Mile Island and we’re rapidly approaching...
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Radamel Falcao talks about his future with Man United

Radamel Falcao is a trending topic right now in the Manchester United community. News stories about this long-term future are circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Falcao says he wants to stay, but he doesn’t want to be a sub. He wants playing time. Injury-plagued since arriving over from Monaco, the 28-year-old Colombian striker has encountered...
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Notre Dame vs LSU: Music City Bowl preview, prediction

Notre Dame (7-5) will meet SEC foe LSU (8-4) at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in 69,143-seat LP Field (home of the NFL Tennessee Titans) in Nashville, Tennessee. ESPN will televise the 17th annual Music City Bowl game and ESPN Radio also will carry it. The #23 ranked Tigers are 7.5 point favorites. Here are five things to watch in this one: 1. Both Everett Golson and...
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Illini in Heart of Dallas Bowl: preview, prediction

Celebrate Boxing Day with the Heart of Dallas Bowl, pitting the Fighting Illini against Louisiana Tech at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, on Dec. 26 at Noon central on ESPN. It marks Illinois’ first bowl appearance since 2011 and its third in the last five years.  Yes, Tim Beckman is bowling. It still sounds weird to say. For the season, Illinois scored 88 less points than...
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Notre Dame vs LSU: lots of NFL talent on display in Nashville

This year’s Louisiana State team entered the year having lost more players to NFL Draft early entry than any college football team in history. There’s still a ton of potential first rounders all over the roster though. Their opponents in the Music City Bowl, Notre Dame, have a top ten prospect on their OL. There’s going to be a ton of NFL talent on display in Nashville on...
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Man United news and notes: Di Maria, Van Persie, Herrera

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start with Angel Di Maria who beat Lionel Messi to win Argentina’s player of the year award -(Yahoo EuroSport) Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria has been voted Argentina’s foreign-based player of the year by the country’s sports journalists. Yes...
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Jay Cutler: Bears options, costs of jettisoning him

You’re just going to have to accept this fact Chicago Bears fans: Jay Cutler will be here. For at least another year. Maybe in 2016 they can write him a nice fat check and he’ll go away, but for now the Bears are stuck with him. Move over Alfonso Soriano, Ben Wallace and Jaime Navarro, we have a brand new “all time worst signing in Chicago sports history.” As bas as those...
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Bears will fire Marc Trestman; Phil Emery’s future in doubt

It appears Chicago Bears Coach Marc Trestman is done for; and GM Phil Emery is on the rocks.  The Chicago Tribune’s Bears reporter Rich Campbell posted a transcript of Phil Emery’s interview with WBBM before last night’s hot mess versus the New Orleans Saints. Emery discussed the Aaron Kromer drama and his comments about Trestman indicate that the so-called “quarterback...
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Radamel Falcao very unsure about his MUFC future

Radamel Falcao is a trending topic right now in the Manchester United community. News stories about this long-term future are circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Falcao says he wants to stay, but he doesn’t want to be a sub. He wants playing time. Injury-plagued since arriving over from Monaco, the 28-year-old Colombian striker has encountered...
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David de Gea transfer rumors/contract situation update

Here are the latest David de Gea news stories and transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. His contract situation is the top story in every A Block of Manchester United news everywhere. He hasn’t just been man of the match for the Red Devils this year, he’s been the Man of the season. He’s been the MVP of MVPs, saving Manchester...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Berahino, Adebayor, Soldado, Martinez

Here are the latest Tottenham 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. We begin with a couple of Tottenham transfer rumors from The Sun. -Tottenham could be the subject of a £1 billion takeover from the Qatari government. Wow! Well this would...
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Illini in Heart of Dallas Bowl: five things to watch

Celebrate Boxing Day with the Heart of Dallas Bowl, pitting the Fighting Illini against Louisiana Tech at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, on Dec. 26 at Noon central on ESPN. It marks Illinois’ first bowl appearance since 2011 and its third in the last five years.  Yes, Tim Beckman is bowling. It still sounds weird to say. For the season, Illinois scored 88 less points than...
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Notre Dame vs LSU: NFL talent in Music City Bowl

This year’s Louisiana State team entered the year having lost more players to NFL Draft early entry than any college football team in history. There’s still a ton of potential first rounders all over the roster though. Their opponents in the Music City Bowl, Notre Dame, have a top ten prospect on their OL. There’s going to be a ton of NFL talent on display in Nashville on...
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