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VIDEO: Louis van Gaal press conf previewing Manchester Derby

Time for another Louis van Gaal press conference previewing the week’s match. A truly huge Manchester derby is Sunday, and we begin of course with injuries. According to LVG, Wayne Rooney is in while Radamel Falcao is out. Louis van Gaal on player fitness: “Falcao is still injured. Rooney was never injured. He shall play, he is my captain. I think [Antonio] Valencia is fit again...
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Man United news and notes: Falcao, Rooney, Giggs, Van Gaal

The Man United news and notes column today focuses on Sunday’s Manchester derby of course. We get you updated on who’s fit and who’s injured for both Man United and Man City. It appears Wayne Rooney is in and Radamel Falcao is out. “Falcao is still injured. Rooney was never injured. He shall play, he is my captain. I think [Antonio] Valencia is fit again to play,” said...
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Man United legend Ryan Giggs featured in upcoming documentary

24th November 2014 will sees the release of “Life of Ryan” on DVD & Blu-ray. It’s a documentary celebrating Ryan Giggs ’ illustrious career at Manchester United Football Club. Currently assistant manager at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs is celebrated as the most decorated player the Premier League has produced, accumulating 34 career trophies. He has made more appearances...
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Michigan Wolverines A.D. Dave Brandon resigns

We already knew that Michigan Wolverines Athletic Director Dave Brandon is a dead man walking; just like Head Coach Brady Hoke. Michigan President Mark Schlissel will host a news conference at 130 eastern and it is being widely reported that Dave Brandon will step down. Happy Halloween Michigan Wolverines football fans. Brandon has been slammed quite a bit from all sides this fall...
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VIDEO: Charles Barkley talks about imagining Shaq naked

Charles Barkley is always an interesting soundbite. Sports media is world filled with platitude and niceties, but the Chuckster is a refreshing and interesting candid change of pace. His chemistry with Shaquille O’Neal makes Inside the NBA on TNT the best studio show in all of sports media. Charles Barkley, basketball analyst for Turner Sports, talks about working with fellow...
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2016 NBA Mock Draft (10/31/14)

Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. CLICK HERE FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF OUR 2015 NBA MOCK DRAFT. 1. Ben Simmons, PF, LSU, 6-9, HS Sr. The Aussie is a versatile offensive weapon with tremendous athleticism and once...
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Tom Izzo sizes up the B1G basketball hierarchy

Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio were voted the nation’s number 1 coaching combo in a recent poll; up from #7 last year. Yes, in the two college sports that people care about, you can’t find a better one-two punch then H to tha Izzo and MD. However, there was once a time in Spartan lore when both Tom Izzo and Nick Saban were coaching in East Lansing, Michigan. The...
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NU DE Ifeadi Odenigbo looks up to Man City D Vincent Kompany

For Ifeadi Odenigbo, there are two huge games this weekend. In the first one on Saturday morning, he’ll have a tremendous influence on the result. Northwestern visits Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes at 11 A.M. (Miss Iowa, and Miss America finalist, Aly Olson will perform before kickoff) Sunday morning at 7:30 A.M, Odenigbo will be a distant but passionate observer for the Manchester...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #5 Pitt Panthers

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, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. The Pitt Panthers lose their top two scorers from a year ago but everyone else...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #6 Syracuse Orange

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, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. In losing three big-time players who combined to average 61% of their team...
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Man United news and notes: Carrick, Falcao, Van Persie

Time to link out the latest Man United news and notes ahead of the big Manchester Derby on Sunday. Also, here’s our five big important story lines to watch out for in the Derby. Our first Manchester United news item concerns RVP. Robin van Persie’s career is in decline, right? Wrong, these stats show why @MOgdenTelegraph http://t.co/RrOtOacjdS pic.twitter.com/5IfRVA1YpL —...
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Chelsea FC #3, Southampton #10 in ESPN FC Power Rankings

Every Thursday ESPN FC Analyst Shaka Hislop releases his weekly power rankings of European football. Chelsea broke through to the top spot a couple weeks ago before falling to second last week., Among Premier League teams….the Blues are joined by Southampton. Those are the only Premier League teams to crack the top ten this week. So without ado here are the latest ESPN FC power...
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Man United very keen on Abdul Majeed Waris

Manchester United have been keeping a close eye on striker Abdul Majeed Waris from Trabzonspor of the Turkish League. That’s obviously not the position of need right now, but okay. We’ll see where this goes. The Daily Mail,  had a new update today on the Ghana forward. United assistant manager Ryan Giggs watched Majeed Waris in action against Lokeren in the Europa League last...
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Chelsea FC down to #3 in ESPN FC Power Rankings

Every Thursday ESPN FC Analyst Shaka Hislop releases his weekly power rankings of European football. Chelsea broke through to the top spot a couple weeks ago before falling to second last week., Among Premier League teams….the Blues are joined by Southampton. Those are the only Premier League teams to crack the top ten this week. So without ado here are the latest ESPN FC power...
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Man United vs Man City: top 5 Manchester Derby storylines

As the Manchester Derby will soon be upon us, here are five top storylines to watch out for. 1. City are much more desperate for a win. United are playing for top four, City are playing for the title. If the Citzens lose, and Chelsea win this weekend…well the idea of repeating as champions becomes pretty far-fetched. A draw would be great for Louis van Gaal. It would be disastrous...
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VIDEO: Lebron James, Cleveland propaganda film very well done

The Sports Bank does not usually post commercials as the basis for content. At least not without some form of compensation in return. However, old media, new media, newspapers, blogs etc. have long been publishing advertisement as news for quite some time now. Today, Nike Basketball launched a new film entitled “Together,” which celebrates the pride and emotion of LeBron James’s...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #7 Florida State Seminoles

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, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. Having failed to make the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons, the Florida...
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Man united news and notes: Di Maria, Blind, Blackett, Moyes

Time to talk Man United news and notes ahead of a Manchester Derby that’s huge for both clubs. Manchester United versus Manchester City is just two days away. So let’s get this Man United party started. Manchester United duo Angel di Maria and Daley Blind thank fans for their dedication http://t.co/jJ2uKycxpu — Man Utd News (@SirAlexStand) October 30, 2014 -According to the...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #8 NC State Wolfpack

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, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. While Mark Gottfried has taken the N.C. State Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Silva, Krychowiak, Romulo, Sanogo

Given the Gunners current place in the standings, you can safely say that Arsene Wenger didn’t reach his goals this past transfer window. Maybe the North London side will do better in the January window. It’s time to talk Arsenal transfer rumors. This is batch number two on the day. Here’s the link to part one. -From The Sun, there’s a story that Arsene Wenger is keen on...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Sanchez, Pedro, Soares, Lichsteiner

Given the state of things at The Emirates right now, it’s safe to day that Arsene Wenger didn’t truly succeed or meet his goals with the summer transfer window. We’ll see what happens in the January window, time to talk Arsenal transfer rumors. -We begin with the Daily Star, who have a story on the Gunners biggest summer acquisition. Their sources say that Alexis Sanchez is...
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ACC Basketball Preview: #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC. After suffering through their first losing season in the Mike Brey era, the...
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Can Dez Wells lead Maryland back to the NCAA Tournament?

When I first heard Maryland and Rutgers were added to the Big Ten, I was like “meh, whatever. At least Maryland basketball has a rich history. It’s pretty good.” Of course, then I realized the Terps have been pretty down, certainly by their standards, lately. (and the program always has players with really awesome names) Maybe things will be different this season? Perhaps we...
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Michigan’s Caris LeVert: B1G’s most NBA ready player

We know Ann Arbor is a place where basketball season doesn’t typically start until Mid-January. It’s the opposite in places like Champaign and Bloomington; basketball season begins in October there. However, when you look at how talented Caris LeVert and the rest of his Michigan Wolverines teammates truly are, the UM faithful need to start paying more attention. Especially when...
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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (10/30/14)

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. 1. Philadelphia-Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China, 6-5, 1996. With ideal size and strength for an NBA point guard, Emmanuel Mudiay is at his best off...
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