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PHOTOS: Man United third kit (blue) just released

NBCSN will televise the International Champions Cup preseason friendly between Manchester United and Inter Milan, tonight July 29 at 7 p.m. ET from FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. In that match they will debut the Man United third kit, the blue one. Kickoff is just hours away, and photos of the kit were just released minutes ago   So what do you think...
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Controversial shark hunting show returns, shark activists speak out

2001 was deemed summer of sharks; at least according to Time magazine. I know, younger readers are like “what’s a magazine?” There were four or five shark attacks that year which got a lot of press. That’s still very very low, and the percentage of sharks that have been know to attack man is miniscule. Only a handful of species of sharks have ever recorded an attack on a...
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VIDEO: Sharknado 2 premiering tomorrow night

The  Sharknado 2 trailer sneak clip clip is here . As is the trailer, (watch below, both are embedded). Sharknado 2 is set in New York City and that it has the most unoriginal subtitle in history. Yes, it’s “Sharknado 2: the second one,” that’s honestly what the “film” is named. It premieres tomorrow at 9 EST, 8 Central And this time, sharks will be unleashed on Citi...
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Will the Houston Rockets be stronger next season?

The Houston Rockets tried hard to land Carmelo Anthony this summer. And when they failed to do so, they turned their interest towards Chris Bosh. They didn’t manage to land Miami’s superstar either and on top of that, they saw the Dallas Mavericks “stealing” Chandler Parsons from them. Houston acted quickly and brought in Trevor Ariza to replace Parsons and now, the Rockets...
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Conflicting reports on Arturo Vidal to Manchester United move

Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has. There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup team...
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Manchester United vs Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium will break records

Two huge, actually three BIG sports brands are coming together at the BIG HOUSE.. Manchester United are in the midst of their American preseason tour. It’s a chance for Reds to increase their presence in the U.S. And yet another way Americans, and the rest of the world for that matter, can learn more about the rich history of the most valuable and highest profile sports club in...
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Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors: Schneiderlin, Rodriguez, Lopes

  Mauricio Pochettino did say in Chicago following the final preseason friendly on the USA tour that more acquisitions are on the way. (You can hear his comments and the full audio here) So you know what that means, more Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors. Let’s get this party started. -From the Daily Mail, Saints fans could see two more of their stars leave soon as Tottenham...
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Everton keeper, PL star Tim Howard doing TV work

Tim Howard will join NBC Sports Group’s Premier League on-air team in a multi-year agreement, it was announced minutes ago. The New Jersey native and United States national hero will work up to 10 Premier League games this season, serving as game analyst in the booth or in an on-site studio for the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows. His assignments will be scheduled around...
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Everton keeper, USA National Hero Tim Howard to become TV Analyst

Tim Howard will join NBC Sports Group’s Premier League on-air team in a multi-year agreement, it was announced minutes ago. The New Jersey native and United States national hero will work up to 10 Premier League games this season, serving as game analyst in the booth or in an on-site studio for the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows. His assignments will be scheduled around...
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Hawkeyes Brandon Scherff talks NFL Draft prospects, WEIGHT ROOM!!!

“He’s not just a weight room freak,” Iowa Hawkeyes tailback Weisman said of senior UI OT Brandon Scherff. “He’s a football freak.”  Brandon Scherff is called a freak because he can do this, which is insane. (h/t) ESPN) Yes, he power cleaned 443 pounds three times. FOOTBALL! STRENGTH!!!! RAR RAR RAR!!!!!!!!! Scherff is almost guaranteed to be a first-round pick (here’s...
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AUDIO: Former Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El jokes about IU “whiteness”

Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins Wide Receiver, the only WR ever to throw a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl actually, gave a speech tonight at an Indiana University booster/alumni event. In town with the rest of Hoosiers football for Big Ten Media Days, Randle El gave a very brief address that was both humorous and inspirational. Like Charles Barkley said America...
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Chris Collins will be an assistant with Team USA basketball

Chris Collins will be coaching the USA Select Team which is a group of upcoming NBA stars who are practicing against the National Team in preparation for 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain Aug. 30-Sept. 14. The Select Team roster includes for Big Ten standouts Trey Burke (Utah Jazz/Michigan), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors/Michigan State), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks/Michigan...
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Manchester United and Michigan Football coalesce Saturday

Two huge, actually three BIG sports brands are coming together at the BIG HOUSE.. Manchester United are in the midst of their American preseason tour. It’s a chance for Reds to increase their presence in the U.S. And yet another way Americans, and the rest of the world for that matter, can learn more about the rich history of the most valuable and highest profile sports club in...
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Brendan Rodgers on new buys: Lovren, Can, Lambert, Markovic

It’s been a very busy summer for Brendan Rodgers. The difficult but requisite sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona has left them with a financial windfall. However, they also need a new striker and way to replace all that scoring. Even before the Suarez sale, Rodgers was buying. And doing some shopping at Southampton. It’s possible they could go Saints again with Jay Rodriguez now...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United vs Inter Milan TV information UPDATED

NBCSN will televise the International Champions Cup preseason friendly between Manchester United and Inter Milan, tonight July 29 at 7 p.m. ET from FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. Manchester United are in the midst of their American preseason tour. It’s a chance for Reds to increase their presence in the U.S. These are meaningless exhibition games, but...
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Manchester United vs Inter Milan TV information UPDATED

NBCSN will televise the International Champions Cup preseason friendly between Manchester United and Inter Milan, tonight July 29 at 7 p.m. ET from FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. Manchester United are in the midst of their American preseason tour. It’s a chance for Reds to increase their presence in the U.S. These are meaningless exhibition games, but...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United vs Inter Milan TV information UPDATED

NBCSN will televise the International Champions Cup preseason friendly between Manchester United and Inter Milan, tonight July 29 at 7 p.m. ET from FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. Manchester United are in the midst of their American preseason tour. It’s a chance for Reds to increase their presence in the U.S. These are meaningless exhibition games, but...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United vs Inter Milan TV information UPDATED

NBCSN will televise the International Champions Cup preseason friendly between Manchester United and Inter Milan, tonight July 29 at 7 p.m. ET from FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. Manchester United are in the midst of their American preseason tour. It’s a chance for Reds to increase their presence in the U.S. These are meaningless exhibition games, but...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Denver Broncos cheerleader Michelle Beisner joins ESPN

Today, ESPN hired Michelle Beisner, more commonly known as “Joe Buck’s new trophy wife.” I’ve been saying for the past few years that most of the new sideline reporter hires in sports media are drawn from two pools a.) wannabe actresses/models, note the slash, very important to have that slash in there or b.) cheerleaders. With Michelle Beisner, formerly of NFL Network,...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

OUCH! Cubs trade Darwin Barney for player to be named

The Chicago Cubs today traded infielder Darwin Barney and a cash consideration to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later. OUCH BABE! Remember when he was relevant? When he was possibly considered “a piece” in “the rebuild?” At least defensively, he was thought to be something, Now this is his fate.    The one AAA leader hits once gave Cubs fans such high...
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Bo Pelini brought his cat to Chicago for Big Ten Media Days

We learned today that Kitty Pelini is enjoying a nice slumber at a fine luxury hotel in Chicago during Big Ten Media Days. Both Bo Pelini’s cat and his parody Twitter account have become almost as famous as he is. The Nebraska Cornhuskers Coach, noted for his “colorful” personality, inspired one of the most popular and funniest sports figure parody accounts around in @Faux...
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Jay Rodriguez could be Liverpool’s alternative to Loic Remy

  Striker Jay Rodriguez may snub contract talks with Southampton – with LFC and Tottenham poised to swoop. Obviously, Spurs may have an advantage in this situation, as his former manager has moved to the North London side. However, we found out yesterday that one time Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal target Loic Remy is not coming to Anfield. The Reds triggered his $14 million release...
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Man United increase Juan Cuadrado bid to £30m, Barca also interested

Manchester United are close to agreeing on a deal for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado. It would be a £27.5 million move according to talkSPORT. Now there reports that United have increased the bid to 30 million. Barcelona are also interested in the Colombia international, but Spanish news outlet Sport claim that United are in pole position following their formal bid for the...
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Cubs prospects update: Cates, Cervenka, Baez, Hannemann

Over the last couple of weeks, a number of Cubs prospects have been promoted to higher levels in the system, including OF Jorge Soler to AAA Iowa, OF Albert Almora to AA Tennessee and 2014 first round pick Kyle Schwarber to Advanced A Daytona. Today, we will feature a couple of other prospects who have recently been promoted and one whom Cubs fans are clamoring to be promoted to...
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Tottenham keeper Brad Friedel has bright future in broadcasting

Tottenham Hotspur Goalkeeper Brad Friedel is a great soundbite, and an even better conversationalist. The 43-year-old is now probably the Spurs third team keeper behind Hugo Lloris and Michele Vorm.  His playing time will be sparse for the North London side once the season kicks off. However, once he plays, he’ll break the record as oldest player in the Premier League. (he...
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