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FSU Coach Jimbo Fisher: most detestable man in college football

While Florida State Jameis Winston seems to be the main target in the anti-FSU backlash, Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher is much more deserving. Winston may or may not be ignorant as to what he truly is and what he truly is not. Jameis seems to think he can do whatever he want without fear of consequence. He thinks he’s above the law due to either ignorance, arrogance, immaturity...
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Chelsea rule Loic Remy out of match vs Man United

First we learned that Diego Costa will not play versus Manchester United. (more on that here).  Now Loic Remy. However, don’t be surprised if the status on the former changes a couple more times between now and kickoff. I wouldn’t be shocked if he played. As for Loic Remy though, it appears that he is confirmed as out. From the Mirror Football: The Blues striker L.Remy confirmed...
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David De Gea says he’s happy at MUFC, dismisses Real Madrid rumors

David de Gea has dismissed talk that he would leave Manchester United for Real Madrid. He said in an interview that he’s happy at Old Trafford, and that the narratives claiming he would bolt for Los Blancos are “just rumors.” As David de Gea supplants Iker Casillas as Spain #1 GK, the his career stock continues to take off even higher. Manchester United are “planning discussions...
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Predicted Manchester United starting XI vs Chelsea

With the huge match with Chelsea just a couple days away now, it’s time to create your own predicted Manchester United Starting XI. And evaluate the others that have been projected already. Angel Di Maria will supposedly be fit and available for this match (more on this) Diego Costa and Loic Remy will both supposedly not be available for Chelsea (more on that here). However, don’t...
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Lakers will be without Steve Nash for entire ’14-’15 season

It keeps getting worse for the Los Angeles Lakers. Can you say Ronnie Price starting point guard? Yes, the third string player at the one from last year. As we’ve chronicled, Kobe Bryant isn’t going to have much in the way of a supporting cast. And now the Steve Nash news. Steve Nash was ruled out of the 2014-15 season for the Lakers because of the nerve damage that has led...
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Man United vs Chelsea TV info

As was revealed earlier, Chelsea superstar Diego Costa won’t be available for this epic clash. Deportes Telemundo presents the most exciting ninth week matchup in Premier League as undisputed heavyweight Chelsea visits Manchester United this Sunday, October 26 live at 11:55AM/10:55C/8:55PT. Sammy Sadovnik’s vast sports casting experience and former Mexican player Manuel Sol...
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VIDEO: Tottenham’s Erik Lamela scores goal of THE YEAR

Ahhhh, the Europa League, everyone’s favorite European tournament. Kidding of course. As much as we all make fun of this B Team tournament, today’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and Tripoli FC gave us what could be the best goal of year thus far. It comes from Spurs Erik Lamela. The 22-year-old Argentine wrapped his left leg around his right and curled the ball into the right...
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Media reporting fake Layla Kiffin as real Layla Kiffin

The internet is more obsessed with Layla than Eric Clapton, or more specifically Eric Clapton. For whatever reason, (beyond the obvious reasons, her being a pretty face) Layla Kiffin is search engine gold. Yes, she’s very attractive, we get that. But other than being married to a man named Lane Kiffin who is famous for “failing upward,” she really hasn’t done anything. Layla...
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L.A. Lakers have poor supporting cast for Kobe this season

The L.A. Lakers will likely struggle through another long season. They are built around one very big, very expensive piece. And that piece is aging and coming off dealing with injury issues. Obviously the health and well-being of Kobe Bryant is concern number one for L.A. Lakers fans, but there are plenty of other issues to be resolved as we head to the start of the 2014-15 NBA season...
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Victor Valdes turns down deal with Man United

As reported earlier, Manchester United offered former Barcelona goalkeeper Víctor Valdes the opportunity to complete his rehabilitation at Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal has given the free agent, who won six La Liga titles, an opportunity to train with the club. Victor Valdes had been linked with a move to Liverpool previously, but then it was reported that the Reds lost interest...
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AAC Basketball Preview: #3 Memphis Tigers

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, and SEC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look AAC. Despite a significant amount of turnover from last year’s roster, the Memphis Tigers...
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Chelsea star Diego Costa to miss Manchester United game

Chelsea with be without their top weapon Diego Costa when they visit Manchester United on Sunday (TV info here). Costa was the Premier League’s leading scorer up until this past weekend, when he missed a match due to a hamstring injury that he suffered on international duty with Spain. That’s not what is keeping him away from the visit to Old Trafford though. Diego Costa went...
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Man United news and notes: Valdes, Van Persie, Sir Alex

Time for the first of our two Man United news and notes collections today. So let’s dive right in. -Interesting take on how to beat Chelsea by ESPN FC Manchester United can beat Chelsea, but to do so would mean dropping Robin van Persie, writes @MarkJPayne. http://t.co/2Vznfok7eW — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 23, 2014 -A Dad is auction off the Premier League support of this infant...
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Bears OL Kyle Long did right by retracting “booing” comments

Kyle Long, the Bears unofficial Director of Fan Behavior, made the correct call by taking back his “booing” is “unacceptable” remarks. Jeez, so Brandon Marshall called a few players out after the Bears rolled over and played dead Sunday versus the dangerous Miami Dolphins. Some local media guys are dumb enough to think this means that Marc Trestman “has lost the ballclub...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup – the stats are getting serious for US golf fans

The recent Ryder Cup stats make depressing reading for US golfers and golf fans. The fact is that Europe have won 80% of Ryder Cups over the last couple of decades. These days, the US team goes into each Ryder Cup not expecting to win. The bookmakers and betting exchanges like  Betfair always have the European golfers in the favorite’s position for the Ryder Cup. So what’s...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

L.A. Lakers have more issues than just Kobe’s health

The L.A. Lakers will likely struggle through another long season. They are built around one very big, very expensive piece. And that piece is aging and coming off dealing with injury issues. Obviously the health and well-being of Kobe Bryant is concern number one for L.A. Lakers fans, but there are plenty of other issues to be resolved as we head to the start of the 2014-15 NBA season...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marc Trestman: Year Two of bad decisions and worse explanations

Never mistake inarticulateness for gridiron stupidity.  Two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Bill Parcells’ insufferable verbosity and constant misspeak would have made many English professors cringe, but his astute game management skills evidenced a highly-intelligent football mind Bears head coach Marc Trestman often times sounds like a college English professor, but his...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL team in Los Angeles movement gaining momentum

At first glance, the city appears to have it all. Lights, glamour, culture, and art. It is the hub of entertainment, and its influence as the creative capital of the world is unmatched. Two world class universities tether its western and southern boundaries, and a renaissance has turned its long dormant downtown into the hub of urban excitement and civic vitality. Once blessed with...
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Top ten Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls questions this season

NBA season tips off Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. ET for the Chicago Bulls and the returning Derrick Rose when they visit the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony, “the one that got away.” As the season is about to commence, ESPN had their lead team of commentators, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, on conference call to preview the upcoming season with the media. The very first...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jimbo Fisher becomes the most hated man in college football

While Florida State Jameis Winston seems to be the main target in the anti-FSU backlash, Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher is much more deserving. Winston may or may not be ignorant as to what he truly is and what he truly is not. Jameis seems to think he can do whatever he want without fear of consequence. He thinks he’s above the law due to either ignorance, arrogance, immaturity...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

AAC Basketball Preview: #4 Temple Owls

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, and SEC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look AAC. The Temple Owls first season in the AAC was a train wreck as the program finished...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur Europa League TV info

Ahhhh, the Europa League, everyone’s favorite European tournament. Kidding of course. The highly competitive group stages in European competition feature a Match Day 3 doubleheader with Tim Howard’s Everton in action. Tottenham prepare to face Tripoli. Lille vs. Everton, FOX Sports 1, Thursday, Oct. 23 (12:30 PM ET) Standard de Liège vs Sevilla, FOX Sports 2, Thursday, Oct...
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Arsenal: odds of Champions League advancing in their favor

Arsenal FC didn’t look so great versus Anderlecht today, but they still got it done. Trailing 1-nil in the 89′, Gibbs provided the equalizer. Podolski scored in the first minute of extra time, and the Gunners went on to win 2-1. It was ugly, it was dramatic and it was nerve-wracking, but Arsenal got the three points. Sure they didn’t score until the final two shots, but a result...
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Man United news, transfer rumors: Keane, Marcelo, Rafael, Neville

It’s time for another edition of Man United news and notes. And we threw in some Man United transfer rumors as well. Lots of ground to cover so let’s get this party started. -(Goal) Rafael is confident Manchester United can inflict Chelsea’s first defeat of the season when the two clubs meet at Old Trafford on Sunday. “Everyone is beatable,” he told the club’s official...
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Angel Di Maria should be fit for Man United vs Chelsea

Rest assured Manchester United fans, the £60 million investment should be fine. It appears that Angel Di Maria, one of the finest players in the world, should or could be ready to take on Premier league leaders Chelsea on Sunday. Di Maria came off in the 76th minute on Monday night, with an ailment that was identified has a minor groin injury. Angel Di Maria then underwent a precautionary...
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