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Man United Exec Ed Woodward caught cursing?

Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward was caught on camera yesterday in a moment of anger and frustration. Was he also dropping an f-bomb? He appears to call one of this summer acquisitions…well, you can watch the clip and judge for yourself. PHOTO + VIDEO: Manchester United chief – “Oh you f***ing waste of money” http://t.co/fqL4Yxxq8i — Soccerlens (@soccerlens...
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Man United news and notes: Di Maria, Falcao, Rafael, Fellaini

Lots of Man United news and notes to cover today following last night’s draw with West Bromwich Albion. The 2-2 final sort of felt like a loss, but then again when trailing in the 86th minute, well a tie felt like a win, actually. Once again we saw a great attack, terrible defense. Lovely up front, ugly in the back. Why was Radamel Falcao benched to start the game? Why did he...
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Van Gaal says United played “best match of the season” today

Today’s 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion felt like a loss for Manchester United, but Manager Louis van Gaal put a more positive spin on it. With a truly overwhelming 67%-33% advantage on possession, United did dominate today’s match. Sort of. Anyone who watched the game noticed that United kept the ball in West Brom’s half of the field for a huge majority of the game. Perhaps...
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Gerard Pique could make £20m move to Man United in January

Barcelona Center-Back Gerard Pique is not getting a whole lot of playing time for some reason. He is fit, but yet still riding the bench at Barca. You have to wonder why Luis Enrique is sitting him. There have been rumors that he was coming back to his former team, Manchester United. Now those rumors are gaining more momentum thanks to a story in The Daily Star. “United boss Louis...
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Derrick Rose FINALLY looked like Derrick Rose tonight

Derrick Rose made a very bold statement and Chicago Bulls Photo/Media Day. Rose when asked about his team’s window for winning a championship: “I know I’m going to win a championship soon. So I’m not worried about that.” And ESPN the Magazine has made a tacit but similarly bold statement a week ago by placing Rose on the cover of their NBA Season Preview edition. We’ve...
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Nadal takes on the world and then Ronaldo

We all know sport stars like to play a few rounds of cards in their down time. From on the team bus to in the changing room, the likes of Teddy Sheringham, Shane Warne, and Boris Becker all enjoy calling a bluff, but two men have taken it beyond the casual game and moved on to something a little more serious. Sporting legends Rafael Nadal and Ronaldo are all set to go head-to-head...
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Update: Liverpool vs Real Madrid Champions League TV info

It’s been a rough start for Liverpool in the Premier League. Maybe the Reds can make up for it in UEFA Champions League. Their next opponent though, is the La Liga giants of La Liga giants: Ronaldo and Los Blancos. ESPN coverage of the UEFA Champions League continues this week, highlighted by ESPN Deportes’ live presentation of Liverpool FC vs. Real Madrid FC, two of Europe’s...
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VIDEO: Marouane Fellaini scores on West Brom; after WBA Twitter account rips him

Marouane Fellaini and Daley Blind, two midfielders, scored tonight to help Manchester United salvage points in their visit to The Hawthorns. However, what happened on social media right before Fellaini scored is the real story here. The West Bromwich Albion official Twitter account, took a sarcastic shot at Marouane when he came on in the second half. Fellaini has now taken his...
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VIDEO: Daley Blind’s equalizer for Man United vs WBA

Two midfielders scored their first goal for Manchester United today: Daley Blind and Marouane Fellaini. Blind scored his equalizer in the 86th minute to help United salvage points in their visit to The Hawthorns. (Yes, West Bromwich Albion has a home stadium name which sounds like the name of a nighttime drama on the CW; or an outlet shopping mall) Because Daley Blind scored when...
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Michigan’s Spike Albrecht discusses his Kate Upton Twitter outreach (exclusive)

You can imagine how many hundreds of thousands of tweets are directed towards Kate Upton every single day. You can also guess that 99.999% of those @replies go ignored, unanswered, blocked etc. However, only one tweet at Kate Upton has ever become national sports news. Actually, it became HUGE trending national trending sports news. “I don’t know who I let talk me into that one...
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UPDATE: Chelsea to be without Diego Costa for Champions League

According to the Telegraph on Saturday, Chelsea’s Diego Costa could be ruled out for the next three weeks. This gave 17-year-old Dominic Solanke his first appearance ever on the Blues bench. Minus Costa, Chelsea went on to beat Palace 2-1. As for the earlier report about Costa missing three weeks, that now seems to be a bit extreme. It appears he’ll return sooner than that. ...
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Mario Balotelli hilariously SLAMMED by former Liverpool player

Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case has described misfiring striker Mario Balotelli as a “waste of space,” according to a story in the Daily Mirror today. “He is not a team player,” Case said according to BBC Radio Merseyside. This comes a day after Balotelli missed a wide open net (watch the video here) and got hilariously ripped apart by Liverpool fans on Twitter.  Mario...
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Mario Balotelli hilariously SLAMMED by former Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case has described misfiring striker Mario Balotelli as a “waste of space,” according to a story in the Daily Mirror today. “He is not a team player,” Case said according to BBC Radio Merseyside. This comes a day after Balotelli missed a wide open net (watch the video here) and got hilariously ripped apart by Liverpool fans on Twitter.  Mario...
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Matteo Darmian is Man United’s latest transfer target

According to the Daily Express, Manchester United are planning a £15 million bid for Torino full-back Matteo Darmian. The Daily Mirror and the Daily Star picked up on this rumor as well. United Manager Louis van Gaal wants to sign the Italian back this January. Obviously, United’s primary needs are at defense. So who is Matteo Darmian and how exactly does he fit in? Originally...
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When is Teuvo Teravainen time for the Blackhawks?

It won’t be long until Chicago Blackhawks fans embrace #FreeTuevo.  The #18 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, Tuevo Teravainen has loads of potential. Teravainen began the season at Rockford, and he’s got two assists in his first games this AHL season. Tuevo had two goals in five games with Rockford last season, and also played in three contests with the parent club in 2013...
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Will Fuller now charged with critical ND game-changing penalty

The controversial closing seconds offensive pass interference penalty, which negated a game-winning touchdown pass from Everett Golson to Corey Robinson has been charged to a different player. In ND’s 31-27 loss at Florida State last night, the second to last play featured an Irish touchdown waived off due to an infraction originally called on Notre Dame junior wide receiver C...
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Mike Ditka on the Seahawks trading Percy Harvin to the Jets

The Seahawks trading Percy Harvin to the New York Jets dominated discussion among the NFL punditocracy on Sunday morning. Harvin was the top trending topic of the day. Here’s what Mike Ditka and Cris Carter had to say about it on ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown. Ditka: “There’s nothing worse than a fractured locker room. I’m not sure I agree that they have the big loss here. With...
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Jets GM John Idzik ripped hilariously by Brandon Tierney

New York Jets GM John Idzik has certainly been a lightning rod for criticism lately. With the performance of the team that he built, he’s earned it. The Jets, as a whole, have been the laughingstock of the NFL punditocracy for the past month. Here’s a collection of some quips from this past Sunday alone. And Marshall Faulk’s dig at the Jets receiving corps may have trumped...
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Ronaldo not returning to Man United, Ancelotti confirms

There will be no Ronaldo homecoming to Old Trafford. Real Madrid Manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed it today: *NEW STORY* Ronaldo '100% certain' not to rejoin Manchester United – Ancelotti: The Real Madrid coach is compl… http://t.co/i6twWMdj2Y — ManUnitedDaily (@ManUnitedDaily) October 20, 2014 Just in case that’s not enough certainty for you. Speaking to the Spanish...
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Man United news and notes: Di Maria, Van Gaal, Mata, Rooney

Lots of Man United news and notes to cover tonight, so let’s dive right in. -This is similar to Crossbar Challenge between Ander Herrera and Juan Mata. (check that out here) VIDEO: Four Reds take on the Facebook 60-yard challenge. See the full video here: http://t.co/UervQEYSC4 https://t.co/xvdVCIEE2v — Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 19, 2014 -Angel di Maria has been a...
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Louis van Gaal starting Man United title talk up

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal is certainly saying a lot of bold and opinionated things lately. Even more so than usual. First he made a joke when asked to elaborate on his performance: “I am always great.” (full context and explanation here) Then LVG said it was stupid to ask everyone to evaluate him after three months. He regretted making that statement. And now,...
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Kyle Long rips Bears fans for booing, not making enough noise

Like I’ve always said booing is pointless, but you have a right to do it. Players and coaches have a right to complain about fans booing, and we as media have a right to ridicule them for doing so. Booing doesn’t accomplish anything, and helps no one. That said, Kyle Long and the rest of the Chicago Bears can be miffed if they want. Today, Long ripped Bears for booing the team...
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Brandon Marshall yelled at, called out Jay Cutler

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is polarizing. He has a huge personality that attracts both fans and critics. Numerous sources say Marshall yelled at his teammates today and called them out. According to ESPN Chicago, Marshall called out QB Jay Cutler, with their source saying there “are some very selfish individuals in the locker room.” It was rumored that B Marsha...
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Liverpool’s signing of Mario Balotelli: total flop?

The gossip rags are all about Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli today. Some of the narratives conflict with one another. We’ll get to that in a minute.  First let’s get Super Mario’s thoughts on pre-match sex. Someone told me recently that I had apparently said that if I have sex three or four hours before a game, it is working for me on the pitch. Trust me, if I am having...
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VIDEO: Mario Balotelli badly misses open goal, RIPPED by LFC fans

Mario Balotelli moved to Liverpool towards the end of this summer transfer window, and he has scored just first one goal as a member of The Reds. Only the one scoring strike in 9 games and close to 700 minutes of club and country competition. It came in Champions League and he is still yet to score in league play. And then this happened today: Demarkesports’s post on Vine Wide...
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