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Man United bid £21.9m for Felipe Anderson, claims Italian outlet

What’s the Manchester United fall back option post Pedro? Well, the latest transfer gossip revolves around Brazilian star Felipe Anderson. The latest update today comes from Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb.com, who are reporting that United made an offer of €40 million (Or about £21.9 million) plus bonuses for the 22-year-old. Sources have told ESPN FC that Ed Woodward and...
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Manchester United get favorable Champions League draw

Fresh off the demolishing of Club Brugge (don’t you just love the way Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal pronounces the name of the Belgian side in press conferences? I have trouble in trying to type out the sounds) the Red Devils now have their draw for the group stages of the Champions League. United have a relatively easy draw. Their group includes PSV Eindhoven, CSKA...
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Hull City A.F.C. signs midfielder Shaun Maloney

Everyone has already known this for quite some time, but now it’s official. Hull City A.F.C. have picked up midfielder Shaun Maloney from the Chicago Fire of American the Major League Soccer. Usually, these kind of moves go the other way, a player goes from England’s BPL to the USA’s MLS. At least, when it’s a transfer of this variety which gets extensive media coverage...
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Clayton Thorson named Northwestern’s starting QB

It’s now official, Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald has named Clayton Thorson his starting quarterback. Here’s the Tweet below, as well the original post we ran back on August 3rd, predicting this. I also called it while doing a TV hit on CLTV “Sports Feed” and radio hit for 1620 The Zone Omaha right around that time. Per @coachfitz51, redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson...
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Hull City acquire new midfielder Shaun Maloney

Everyone has already known this for quite some time, but now it’s official. Hull City A.F.C. have picked up midfielder Shaun Maloney from the Chicago Fire of American the Major League Soccer. Usually, these kind of moves go the other way, a player goes from England’s BPL to the USA’s MLS. At least, when it’s a transfer of this variety which gets extensive media coverage...
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Arsene Wenger got a very tough Champions League draw

If Arsene Wenger and Arsenal are to get through the knockout stages of UEFA Champions League, they’ll truly really have to earn it. The selection process absolutely did them no favors today with the grouping they received. They’ll have to deal with the powerhouse of Germany, the reigning Bundesliga Champion Bayern Munich. The Gunners do not have an easy road, as Arsene Wenger...
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Arsenal receive tough Champions League group stage draw

If Arsenal are to get through the knockout stages of UEFA Champions League, they’ll truly really have to earn it. The selection process absolutely did them no favors today with the grouping they received. The Gunners do not have an easy road. If we have to apply the “Group of Death” cliche to one Champions League grouping, and really this is highly subjective and very arguable...
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Chelsea FC receive favorable Champions League draw

Chelsea FC have received their group stage assignment for UEFA Champions League, and it’s a pretty nice path to advancing. The reigning Premier League Champions have a favorable road. Group G – Chelsea FC, Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Maccabi Tel-Aviv If we have to apply the “Group of Death” cliche to one Champions League grouping, and really this is highly subjective and very arguable...
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Arsenal FC receive tough Champions League group stage draw

  If Arsenal FC are to get through the knockout stages of UEFA Champions League, they’ll truly really have to earn it. The selection process absolutely did them no favors today with the grouping they received. The Gunners do not have an easy road. If we have to apply the “Group of Death” cliche to one Champions League grouping, and really this is highly subjective and very...
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Manchester United receive their Champions League draw

Fresh off the demolishing of Club Brugge (don’t you just love the way Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal pronounces the name of the Belgian side in press conferences? I have trouble in trying to type out the sounds) the Red Devils now have their draw for the group stages of the Champions League. United have a relatively easy draw. Their group includes PSV Eindhoven, CSKA...
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Raiders LB Khalil Mack draws high praise from Tony Gonzalez

Khalil Mack has potential to be a transcendent NFL player. He also has the potential to help finally get the Oakland Raiders going in the right direction again. They have a good core of young players, that quarterback is really good and Amari Cooper is going to be a stud,” said Tony Gonzalez, future NFL Hall of Famer and Studio Analyst on The NFL Today. Gonzalez, pretty much...
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John Fox: one of the Chicago Bears’ few bright spots

This fall John Fox will be keeping on wearing orange and blue. Of all the deals that rookie Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace has made thus far, the one to acquire “Foxy” as he is affectionately known, is the best. When the Coaching carousel finished spinning, the Bears had a feeling of winning. Don’t get used to that feeling this season, because it’s not going to happen much...
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VIDEO: Ander Herrera scores 1st goal of season, United to group stages

Manchester United are now through to the group stages of UEFA Champions League, having crushed Belgian side 4-0 today, 7-1 on aggregate. Midfielder Ander Herrera scored the final goal, after Wayne Rooney had already completed a hat trick. Here’s the footage, watch as Ander Herrera slides the ball in just in by the pole in the corner; taking his shot from just outside the box...
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Liverpool FC target Illarramendi signs with Real Sociedad

Liverpool have had a very busy and productive summer transfer window. The Reds have signed plenty of new players, and are to a decent start on the young season. Although they landed many of their targets this summer, one player they won’t get is a youngster who struggled to acquire playing time with Los Blancos: Asier Illarramendi. The 24-year-old has decided to return to...
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VIDEO: Wayne Rooney talks hat trick, Champions League win

As Captain of both England and Manchester United, Wayne Rooney is one of the most iconic players in all of global football. Not just in the United Kingdom, but the entire world. Yet he got off to a very rough start in 2014-15. Pundits have ripped Rooney, and rightfully so, for his performances in the first two league games (as we’ve detailed here). Today, Rooney answered those...
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VIDEO: Wayne Rooney HAT TRICK answers critics

As Captain of both England and Manchester United, Wayne Rooney is one of the most iconic players in all of global football. Not just in the United Kingdom, but the entire world. Therefore, the standards for his performance are always extremely high. When he’s drawing 4s out of 10s in individual player ratings, something is really up. He got off to a very rough start in 2014...
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Liverpool miss out on Illarramendi, who returns to Real Sociedad

Liverpool have had a very busy and productive summer transfer window. The Reds have signed plenty of new players, and are to a decent start on the young season. Although they landed many of their targets this summer, one player they won’t get is a youngster who struggled to acquire playing time with Los Blancos: Asier Illarramendi. The 24-year-old has decided to return to...
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VIDEO: Wayne Rooney FINALLY SCORES! puts United up 1-0

Wayne Rooney has scored his first goal since April! Across all competitions that’s ten games. The 20′ scoring strike versus Club Brugge in Belgium is also just the second goal for Manchester United away from Old Trafford in the calendar year of 2015. The other came way back in February at Preston North End in the FA Cup. Here’s the footage, the Wayne Rooney brace is set up...
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Tottenham Hotspur sign € Winger from Bayer Leverkusen

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made an addition to their attack, but it isn’t Saido Berahino like you might have hoped or wished it would be. We still have a few days until the summer transfer window closes, so we’ll see when that resolves itself. Today’s addition is Bayer Leverkusen winger Son Heung-min. is set for a €30 million move to join Tottenham Hotspur, according...
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Man United starting XI vs Club Brugge is now in

“Ahhh….the Champiiiioooonnssss” as the theme song to UEFA Champions League is sung. Here’s the Man United starting XI for tonight’s match; which is now just minutes away on FOX Sports 1. This is the lineup that Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal is going with. Manchester United XI to face Club Brugge! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/RcGcnqdld8 — Manchester United (@ManUtds_News...
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Van Gaal admits United is better on defense than offense

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal knows that his team is much better at stopping people from scoring than he is at scoring. Birds know it, bees know it. The truth is certainly in the same boat being piloted by Captain Obvious. However, it’s kind of funny, and ironic, given how exactly a year ago at this time, we were saying the complete opposite about Manchester United...
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Mourinho readies £39m John Stones bid; Everton D hands in formal transfer request

With Pedro in hand, Chelsea can now re-focus their attention on Everton Defender John Stones. This transfer situation has seen its share of tension, with a war of words of sorts breaking out between the two managers, Roberto Martinez and Jose Mourinho.  The sought after central defender has handed in his formal transfer request, according to multiple sources, including the Guardian...
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How Hurricane Katrina forever changed a prep football team’s fortunes

As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, here’s a must read from FOX Sports about a high school football team destined for greatness; until the category five storm hit, the levees broke, and their lives were forever changed. It’s an account of surreal events as candidly told by members of a high school football team that resided in the ninth ward of New Orleans...
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New York Jets given best odds to lead NFL in player arrests

Ah, the New York Jets, the Chevy Chase of the NFL. Actually, the Jets aren’t that much more laughable or incompetent than your average National Football League franchise. They just happen to not only reside in the media capital of the world, but also be the second, afterthought team in the market. New York City is a place with a huge personality, and over the years it’s become...
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Ryan Fitzpatrick overwhelmingly favored to pilot the NY Jets now

Ryan Fitzpatrick has the New York Jets starting QB gig for now, and he won it in what seems like the most “Jetlike” way possible. Starting QB Geno Smith was knocked out for 6-10 weeks in the preseason due to then teammate Ikemefuna “I.K.” Enemkpali sucker punching Smith in the locker-room. Smith’s broken jaw will force him to miss a good chunk of the season’s first half...
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