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VIDEO: Louis van Gaal post match interview

Louis Van Gaal: “Very frustrating. I think we gave 2 points away. We did not start well enough and because of that they could score a goal.” Here’s the You Tube video of his interview following the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. When you are the better team you have to win,” Van Gaal told MUTV. “We have had a lack of aggression in the first half, I think at that time we...
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UNC Tar Heels to see “Mean Roy Williams” now

As the North Carolina Tar Heels head toward ACC season, they will get to see the hard-liner Roy Williams, the tough love Roy Williams, the no-nonsense Roy Williams. A reporter asked sophomore guard Nate Britt “Do you think we’re going to see mean Roy after Christmas?” Britt responded: “most definitely” Britt was then asked as a follow up if the “Mean Roy” tactics...
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Kentucky Wildcats: Louisville is lone obstacle to undefeated season

The Kentucky Wildcats have one last obstacle in the way of a perfect season: at #4 Louisville. It’s next Saturday. If UK wins at the-worst-named-venue-in-all-of-sports (the KFC Yum! Center), then they’ll run the table. The SEC cannot keep up with them. The Southeastern Conference just is not in their class. Arkansas has potential, but they cannot play with this Kentucky Wildcats...
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Man United news and notes: Falcao, Van Gaal, Carrick, Blackett, Fletcher

Some Manchester United news and notes from the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa today. This is Man United news and notes: -In their last seven games, United has achieved 19 points out of a possible 21,  six wins, one draw, zero defeats. Despite the slowest start in league history, they now stand in third place in the Premier league. -At half time Louis van Gaal shifted Michael Carrick...
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VIDEO: Louis van Gaal post draw with AVFC interview

Louis Van Gaal: “Very frustrating. I think we gave 2 points away. We did not start well enough and because of that they could score a goal.” Here’s the You Tube video of his interview following the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. When you are the better team you have to win,” Van Gaal told MUTV. “We have had a lack of aggression in the first half, I think at that time we...
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VIDEO: Louis van Gaal post draw with AVFC interview

Louis Van Gaal: “Very frustrating. I think we gave 2 points away. We did not start well enough and because of that they could score a goal.” Here’s the You Tube video of his interview following the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. When you are the better team you have to win,” Van Gaal told MUTV. “We have had a lack of aggression in the first half, I think at that time we...
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VIDEO: Radamel Falcao goal versus Aston Villa

Radamel Falcao proved his match fitness and worked his way towards earning a permanent place at Manchester United today with this beautiful header. It provided the only scoring for the Red Devils as they ended up with a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa today. Here’s the You Tube below: Radamel Falcao now has two goals and two assists in 385 minutes played. In their last seven games,...
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Why Aaron Kromer went behind Jay Cutler’s back (possibly)

Only Bears Offensive Coordinator Aaron Kromer knows why Aaron Kromer did what he did to his quarterback Jay Cutler. However, this theory, from a NFL Network talking head, and perhaps the greatest pass-catching running back of all time, is as solid an explanation as you’ll find. – “If Aaron Kromer had to do what he did it’s because he could not go upstairs and tell someone...
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The Harlem Globetrotter who mysteriously disappeared

Fox Sports has an amazing long-form piece on a former Harlem Globetrotter who mysteriously vanished. It’s part of their continuing series reviving the art of long sports journalism. Here’s the preview: Rico Harris was a prep high school star in Southern California, once rated as one of the best players in the Western U.S. along with future NBAers Paul Pierce, Chauncey Billups...
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PHOTO: Dale Earnhardt Jr: “Jesus Birthday Boy Sweater”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the internet today. Or at least he wins the “ugly Christmas sweater” portion of the internet for the 2014 Yuletide season. It’s going to be really tough for anyone to top Junior on this one. Ugly Christmas sweaters have been trendy for a few years now, the hook being “it’s so horrible that it’s great” or “fun bad.” (like watching Chicago...
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Arsenal FC transfer rumors: Bellerin, Podoloski, Giovinco, Jenkinson

Here are the latest Arsenal 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. We start with a pair of Arsenal FC transfer rumors swirling around Lukas Podolski -(Inside Futbol) Juventus and Atletico Madrid are both eyeing a loan deal for Arsenal forward...
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Predicted Man United starting XI vs AVFC

It’s Man United starting XI prediction time. The match versus Aston Villa football club kicks off in mere hours. AVFC heads into their home date against Manchester United sitting in 13th place in the Premier League table. Man United are looking to win their seventh in a row today. It’s amazing how far they have come since that very slow start. It took awhile for Louis van Gaal...
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Projected Manchester United starting XI vs Aston Villa

It’s that time again: Manchester United starting XI prediction time. Kick off versus Aston Villa football club is just hours away now. The Villans head into their home match versus the Red Devils in 13th places with 19 points. They have a negative three goal differential on the season. United look to win their seventh in a row today. It won’t be easy versus AVFC, as Louis van...
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Five most popular Louis van Gaal stories of 2014

Louis van Gaal continues the year end “best of “lists! Yes, 2014 ends in just 12 days and we have lots of listicles to cover. He’s LVG, the Iron Tulip, the very confident, hard-liner leader of Manchester United. The Dutchman is among the most celebrated and accomplished managers in all of sport. Not just football, but sports in general. Van Gaal is also not shy about speaking...
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Five most popular Juan Mata stories of 2014

Juan Mata material continues the year end “best of “lists! Yes, 2014 ends in just 12 days and we have lots of listicles to cover. Mata broke the club transfer record when he signed for £37.5 million towards the end of January. That record has of course since been broken by Angel Di Maria and his even more massive £59.7m purchase. Juan Mata wasn’t utilized properly by David...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Mignolet, Ochoa, Ruddy, Van Dijk, Benitez

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. -Liverpool are set to join Arsenal and Tottenham in the race to sign Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk next month. (Daily Express)  -Simon Mignolet has been warned his Liverpool...
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Landon Collins to Chicago Bears at draft pick #9?

It’s always NFL Draft season to me. 365 days a year, I enjoy a good NFL mock draft. For the rest of the world though, NFL Draft season begins once their team is eliminated from playoff contention. Therefore, Raiders and Jaguars fans see draft season begin for them in September. Chicago Bears fans have seen draft season begin much earlier that usual in 2014. As we think about the...
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Man United news: Di Maria, Falcao, Ronaldo, Usain Bolt

Some United news and notes from the Van Gaal presser today, featuring updates on Falcao and Di Maria. -(Manchester Evening News) Louis van Gaal has confirmed Angel Di Maria is back in contention for a place on the bench against Aston Villa on Saturday while Radamel Falcao could start. Di Maria has missed the three games with a hamstring injury but returned to training this week...
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VIDEOS: Louis van Gaal presser interrupted by PA system

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal was talking to the press ahead of United’s weekend trip to Aston Villa when he was interrupted by the club’s public address system. Here’s the clip of the sequence via the Daily Mirror, as his press conference gets sidetracked for a bit. The Iron Tulip was in the midst of discussing this weekend’s trip to AVFC, when he was halted...
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Arsenal FC transfer rumors: Wenger, Van Dijk, Bielik, Aarons, Pedro

Here are the latest Arsenal 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. -Is Arsene Wenger going to stay or will he go? Should he stay or should he go?  Arsene Wenger should stay as Arsenal manager according to 78 per cent of the club’s fans...
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Man United transfer rumors: Shawcross, Otamendi, Kramer, Januzaj

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. -Roma want to sign Stoke captain long time rumored Man United target Ryan Shawcross in the January transfer window. (The Sun) -Manchester United look set to restart their...
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Danica Patrick: 4th most searched athlete of ’14

Danica Patrick has never won a race at the Cup level. She’s hardly even finished in the top ten.  Her average finish is about 24th. However, when it comes to attracting attention and publicity, she finishes ahead of every past and present NASCAR driver. When it comes to being relevant and visible, she’s like Jimmie Johnson times a thousand. Take a look at Bing’s most searched...
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Chicago to John Calipari pipeline keeps rolling along

When an elite recruit from Chicago picks Kentucky and John Calipari over John Groce and the Ilini these days, I’m like “meh, makes sense.” We’re used to it at this point. It’s not use. Likewise for anyone else who lives in the cities where Coach Cal finds his top tier talent. It’s Calipari, it’s Kentucky, what are you going to do? What would you expect? Saturday brings...
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VIDEO: Daily Show applauds Browns WR Andrew Hawkins

Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Andrew Hawkins is yet another example of how athletes can make excellent activists. Hawkins statement calling for justice for the family of Tamir Rice is yet another example of why more athletes should express their opinions on sociopolitical issues. Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt calling for justice for two black Ohioans recently killed by police onto...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Benzema, Delph, Martinez, Aarons, Balo

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. -Jackson Martínez, the Porto forward, is understood to be arousing interest from Liverpool who hope to sign the 28-year-old. (Metro) -Fabian Delph, according to the Daily...
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