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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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VIDEO: Liverpool fans sing You’ll Never Walk Alone in Chicago

Liverpool defeated Olympiacos 2-nil at Soldier Field in Chicago today. Yes, it was just a meaningless preseason friendly, but they did do some ” You’ll Never Walk Alone ” today before the game here. Just like they did at Fenway Park earlier in the week in the 1-nil loss to AS Roma. I shot some video of #YWNA from the press box today. You can view it below: You’ll never...
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Legal drinking age law denies Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling an award

Raheem Sterling, in the sixth minute, scored the only goal today as Liverpool defeated Olympiacos 2-nil at Soldier Field in Chicago. Yes, it was a meaningless preseason friendly, and doesn’t matter in the long run, but Sterling was still denied the “Man of the Match” award. Him not getting the designation isn’t the reason. Why he was denied the award- that it was what the...
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AUDIO: Brendan Rodgers talks Dejan Lovren, Loic Remy and more

Brendan Rodgers gave a brief, but very entertaining press conference today in Chicago. Following Liverpool’s 1-nil triumph over Greek champions Olympiacos, Rodgers was asked about the good news and the bad news in the transfer market today. He talked about why the Loic Remy deal did not go through and what Dejan Lovren brings to the table. Rodgers also had some playful, sarcastic...
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Dejan Lovren confirms move to Liverpool

Dejan Lovren is the next player coming to Liverpool. Lovren has told Croatian media outlet Dnevnik.hr that he signed a contract with Liverpool on Saturday. Lovren has also reportedly said that the club will confirm the big £20 million transfer at 11pm today Via Fox Sports “Paper Chase.” Ex-Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton feels Southampton defender Dejan Lovren is just...
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Ohio State once again Big Ten favorite, MSU not far behind

Big Ten Media Days start tomorrow, as the season is now a month and change away.  The league actually does it much later than the other power conferences, so if you think this is too early, than you must really think the other leagues are insanely early. Over the weekend, the Big Ten released its preseason poll, and the usual favorite in Columbus, is once again expected to win it...
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Frank Thomas Cooperstown special on CSN must see TV

Retired Chicago White Sox legend Frank Thomas is an MLB analyst for Fox Sports 1 and Comcast SportsNet Chicago. As Thomas enters the Hall of Fame today, CSN Chicago presented a documentary on the extraordinary career and life of Frank Thomas. Narrated by radio host and lifelong White Sox fan Richard Roeper, “Welcome to Cooperstown: Frank Thomas” premiered Thursday, July 17. I...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Remy, Origi, Lovren, Benzema

The Reds are currently in my home town of Chicago. I’ll be covering the game tonight, just a 20 minute drive from my home. Yesterday, LFC Manager Brendan Rodgers gave a press conference and one of the topics was Liverpool transfer rumors. (You can listen to the whole thing here). He didn’t say much on the transfer front, so by clicking on it I don’t want you to expect to gain...
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Man United transfer rumors: Vidal, Strootman, Hummels

More Arturo Vidal talk, as well as updates on Kevin Strootman and Mats Hummels in this edition of Man United transfer rumors round-up. And of course, the Sunday edition is usually the most robust. As your best Man United transfer rumors come out on Sundays. Well most of the time anyway. -According to The Sunday Sun, Louis van Gaal has told the Manchester United board he needs five...
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VIDEO: Tottenham Hotspur F Harry Kane talks day with Chicago Cubs

Harry Kane met the media in Chicago tonight following the 2 nil triumph over the Chicago Fire in a preseason friendly between the MLS and Premier League. Kane scored the first goal assisted by Lewis Holtby. Aaron Lennon tallied the second with an assist from Roberto Soldado. In the media session I asked Kane, (KANER!!!, people reading this in Chicago will get that joke, no one...
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Pochettino says Tottenham will buy more players; Schneiderlin next?

Mauricio Pochettino met the media in Chicago tonight following the 2 nil victory over the Chicago Fire in a preseason friendly between the MLS and Premier League. The topics of transfer rumors came up, specifically whether the manager will buy any new players from his old side or not. So that means Morgan Schneiderlin, who has been heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane...
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Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool will miss Adam Lallana 4-6 weeks

Adam Lallana is one of the main acquisitions Brendan Rodgers has made this transfer window. It’s been a very busy summer at Anfield. Unfortunately, the star midfielder who was picked up Southampton suffered a lateral collateral ligament knock during training. “Of course it was very disappointing – it’s probably going to be four to six weeks,” Rodgers said at a press conference...
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Tottenham Keeper Brad Friedel LOVED by Chicago friendly crowd

Brad Friedel may have just played his last game on American soil. Tottenham Hotspur shut out the Chicago Fire Saturday evening 2-0 in an international friendly. Friedel, a native of Lakewood, Ohio (336 miles from Chicago) got an extremely warm reception as he stepped off the pitch for the evening. It was loud. The crowd of 17,156 (in a stadium that has a capacity of 30,000) loved...
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AUDIO: Tottenham, Pochettino, Kane post Chicago Fire press conference

Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane met the media in Chicago tonight following the 2 nil defeat of the Chicago Fire in a preseason friendly between the MLS and Premier League. Kane scored the first goal assisted by Lewis Holtby. Aaron Lennon tallied the second with an assist from Roberto Soldado. This completes the United States portion of Spurs tour. In addition to defeating Chicago...
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VIDEOS, PHOTOS: Liverpool FC training in Chicago

We know it’s summer, the regular season doesn’t kick off until August 17th for Liverpool FC. Luckily I have your Premier League fix right here. I took lots of footage of Liverpool training in Chicago today at Soldier Field. There were a few hundred supporters of The Reds watching and at certain moments, cheering wildly. Tomorrow night Liverpool takes on Greek Champion Olympiacos...
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AUDIO: Brendan Rodgers, Brad Jones LFC pre-match press conf

Reds supporters,  we know it’s summer, and the regular season doesn’t start until August 17th. Luckily I have your Premier League fix. I took lots of footage of Liverpool training in Chicago today at Soldier Field (view it, watch it here). There were a few hundred supporters of The Reds watching and at certain moments, cheering wildly. Tomorrow night Liverpool takes on Greek...
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Usain Bolt reaffrims dream to play for Manchester United

Usain Bolt is a huge Manchester United fan. Today, the fastest man alive reiterated his dream on one day playing for United. ‘Its a big dream. Believe in me,’ he says with a smile to BBC. He was with the club showing his allegiance through a very busy stretch for the Red Devils this past season: November 24th vs Cardiff City, Bayer Leverkusen on the 27th, a trip to Whiteheart...
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Dejan Lovren undergoing medical to join Liverpool

This week, Liverpool lost to AS Roma at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, a MLB franchise with which they share the same ownership. They may have lost the meaningless exhibition game, but they’ve gained some players this summer: Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, Adam Lallana (who it is reported today will actually miss the beginning of the season) and Lazar Markovic . Dejan Lovren...
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Tottenham Hotspur coach, player praise Lakers G Steve Nash

There are many famous Tottenham Hotspur fans, including Adele, Jude Law and this guy: two time NBA MVP (2005-06) and soon retiring superstar Steve Nash joined Tottenham Hotspur during their training in Toronto (here’s video). As he’s entering his final season with the L.A. Lakers, and in the league in general, he will soon have a more of a chance to go over to London and...
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Thankfully Football Saves Us From Football

Everything gets pushed aside for the start of NFL training camps. Is Kevin Love getting traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers? Not nearly as important as a cocky, highly questionable rookie quarterback for the lowly Cleveland Browns. The size of the most recent Jose Abreu home run? Psshh. Was it bigger than Jay Cutler’s new shaggin’ wagon? Much like the way the commencement of baseball...
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AUDIO: Tottenham Hotspur Team USA superfan Teddy Goalsevelt

One member of the Chicago Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Club is Mike D’Amico, recently shot to internet stardom as his character Teddy Goalsevelt. (modeled after the 26th President of these United States) He became an overnight sensation during the U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup matches. Today he was with Spurs for their training in advance of their preseason friendly against...
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PHOTOS: Tottenham Hotspur spends night at the Chicago Cubs

Tottenham Hotspur got to take in a game with the Chicago Cubs. They were guests of honor at Wrigley Field. Here is the photo collection. Twenty year old forward Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur threw out a ceremonial first pitch the other night at Wrigley Field before the Cubs took on the San Diego Padres. The event is leading up to Spurs’ international friendly against the Chicago...
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Liverpool purchase Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m

This week, Liverpool lost to AS Roma at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, a MLB franchise with which they share the same ownership. They may have lost the meaningless exhibition game, but they’ve gained some players this summer: Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, Adam Lallana (who it is reported today will actually miss the beginning of the season) and Lazar Markovic . Dejan Lovren...
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Tottenham G Brad Friedel: “Premier League is a marketing monster”

Tottenham Hotspur Goalkeeper Brad Friedel is a great soundbite, and an even better conversationalist. He’s done fantastic work as a part time broadcaster with BBC and FOX Sports, and it’s pretty clear that the 43 year old, the oldest player in Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur history (once he plays in a game this season he’ll become the oldest player in Premier League history...
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Liverpool buy Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m

This week, Liverpool lost to AS Roma at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, a MLB franchise with which they share the same ownership. They may have lost the meaningless exhibition game, but they’ve gained some players this summer: Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, Adam Lallana (who it is reported today will actually miss the beginning of the season) and Lazar Markovic . Dejan Lovren...
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