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Man United news and notes: Carrick, Falcao, Van Persie

Time to link out the latest Man United news and notes ahead of the big Manchester Derby on Sunday. Also, here’s our five big important story lines to watch out for in the Derby. Our first Manchester United news item concerns RVP. Robin van Persie’s career is in decline, right? Wrong, these stats show why @MOgdenTelegraph http://t.co/RrOtOacjdS pic.twitter.com/5IfRVA1YpL —...
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Chelsea FC #3, Southampton #10 in ESPN FC Power Rankings

Every Thursday ESPN FC Analyst Shaka Hislop releases his weekly power rankings of European football. Chelsea broke through to the top spot a couple weeks ago before falling to second last week., Among Premier League teams….the Blues are joined by Southampton. Those are the only Premier League teams to crack the top ten this week. So without ado here are the latest ESPN FC power...
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Man United very keen on Abdul Majeed Waris

Manchester United have been keeping a close eye on striker Abdul Majeed Waris from Trabzonspor of the Turkish League. That’s obviously not the position of need right now, but okay. We’ll see where this goes. The Daily Mail,  had a new update today on the Ghana forward. United assistant manager Ryan Giggs watched Majeed Waris in action against Lokeren in the Europa League last...
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Chelsea FC down to #3 in ESPN FC Power Rankings

Every Thursday ESPN FC Analyst Shaka Hislop releases his weekly power rankings of European football. Chelsea broke through to the top spot a couple weeks ago before falling to second last week., Among Premier League teams….the Blues are joined by Southampton. Those are the only Premier League teams to crack the top ten this week. So without ado here are the latest ESPN FC power...
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Man United vs Man City: top 5 Manchester Derby storylines

As the Manchester Derby will soon be upon us, here are five top storylines to watch out for. 1. City are much more desperate for a win. United are playing for top four, City are playing for the title. If the Citzens lose, and Chelsea win this weekend…well the idea of repeating as champions becomes pretty far-fetched. A draw would be great for Louis van Gaal. It would be disastrous...
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VIDEO: Lebron James, Cleveland propaganda film very well done

The Sports Bank does not usually post commercials as the basis for content. At least not without some form of compensation in return. However, old media, new media, newspapers, blogs etc. have long been publishing advertisement as news for quite some time now. Today, Nike Basketball launched a new film entitled “Together,” which celebrates the pride and emotion of LeBron James’s...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #7 Florida State Seminoles

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. Having failed to make the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons, the Florida...
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Man united news and notes: Di Maria, Blind, Blackett, Moyes

Time to talk Man United news and notes ahead of a Manchester Derby that’s huge for both clubs. Manchester United versus Manchester City is just two days away. So let’s get this Man United party started. Manchester United duo Angel di Maria and Daley Blind thank fans for their dedication http://t.co/jJ2uKycxpu — Man Utd News (@SirAlexStand) October 30, 2014 -According to the...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #8 NC State Wolfpack

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. While Mark Gottfried has taken the N.C. State Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Silva, Krychowiak, Romulo, Sanogo

Given the Gunners current place in the standings, you can safely say that Arsene Wenger didn’t reach his goals this past transfer window. Maybe the North London side will do better in the January window. It’s time to talk Arsenal transfer rumors. This is batch number two on the day. Here’s the link to part one. -From The Sun, there’s a story that Arsene Wenger is keen on...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Sanchez, Pedro, Soares, Lichsteiner

Given the state of things at The Emirates right now, it’s safe to day that Arsene Wenger didn’t truly succeed or meet his goals with the summer transfer window. We’ll see what happens in the January window, time to talk Arsenal transfer rumors. -We begin with the Daily Star, who have a story on the Gunners biggest summer acquisition. Their sources say that Alexis Sanchez is...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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 suffering through their first losing season in the Mike Brey era, the...
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Can Dez Wells lead Maryland back to the NCAA Tournament?

When I first heard Maryland and Rutgers were added to the Big Ten, I was like “meh, whatever. At least Maryland basketball has a rich history. It’s pretty good.” Of course, then I realized the Terps have been pretty down, certainly by their standards, lately. (and the program always has players with really awesome names) Maybe things will be different this season? Perhaps we...
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Michigan’s Caris LeVert: B1G’s most NBA ready player

We know Ann Arbor is a place where basketball season doesn’t typically start until Mid-January. It’s the opposite in places like Champaign and Bloomington; basketball season begins in October there. However, when you look at how talented Caris LeVert and the rest of his Michigan Wolverines teammates truly are, the UM faithful need to start paying more attention. Especially when...
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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (10/30/14)

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. 1. Philadelphia-Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China, 6-5, 1996. With ideal size and strength for an NBA point guard, Emmanuel Mudiay is at his best off...
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2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (10/30/14)

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. 2015 NBA MOCK DRAFT SECOND ROUND 31. Philadelphia-Jerian Grant, SG, Notre Dame, 6-5, Sr. 32. Milwaukee-A.J. Hammons, C, Purdue, 7-0, Jr. 33....
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Is Notre Dame football underrated at #10? ESPN pundits discuss

Notre Dame football fans are right up there with Ohio State and Michigan as some of the most thin-skinned college football fans in the nation. Every media member that justifiably criticizes Notre Dame football is branded “biased,” and receives hate mail.  Every questionable call that goes against the Fighting Irish verifies the officiating anti-Golden Dome “agenda.” Every...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Griese on the decline of Michigan football

ESPN had a media conference call with a couple of their leading college football pundits, Brian Griese and Mack Brown, to discuss the first college football rankings. One of the Michigan football beat writers was on it, and she asked Griese, a former Michigan QB, a few questions about the sad state of the Wolverines right now. For lovers of Michigan football it’s been a disastrous...
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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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