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Heather Mitts covering televised Women’s World Cup Draw

Heather Mitts will be a part of Fox Sports’ televising the Official Draw of the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. The show will reveal the tournament’s Group Stage configuration, and it is being held at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa early next month. The Draw Show airs Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1. This is the first time since 1999 that the Women’s...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Kane, Chiriches, Holtby, Townsend, Delph

It’s Sunday, time to talk Tottenham transfer rumors. Hopefully for Spurs supporters, the January window will be much more exciting and interesting for them than the past summer window. -(Sunday Mirror) Inter Milan, AC Milan and Napoli are interested in Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches. -(The Mail on Sunday) Tottenham’s imminent hiring of Southampton’s head of recruitment...
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Man United transfer rumors: Valdes, Odegaard, Lindegaard, Choudhury, Nani

It’s Sunday, so that means it’s time to talk Man United transfer rumors. Enjoy: -(Sunday Mirror) Stromsgodset’s 15-year-old prospect Martin Odegaard will decide whether to join Manchester United or Real Madrid this week. -(Sunday Mirror) Anders Lindegaard’s painful spell at Manchester United will come to an end in January – with a swap deal for one of Norway’s brightest...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Lambert, Balotelli, Redmond, Lucas

  It’s Sunday, so that means it’s time to talk Liverpool transfer rumors, and as you might expect, the name Mario Balotelli came up. Yes, we know he just got here, so you would think a move away from Anfield would be unlikely, but it’s not as far outside the realm of possibility as it may seem. Although he’s certainly been a model citizen off the pitch, he’s goal less...
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Illini basketball has really improved dramatically this year

There were quite a few games last season when Illini basketball had major issues scoring. Clemson in the NIT, at Northwestern, Ohio State, IPFW were just a few of the many times we saw Illinois put up halftime point totals that were in the teens or low twenties. Watching their half-court sets was often as enjoyable as logging into HealthCare.Gov. Well, it’s a brave new world this...
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Christian Hackenberg: explaining his statistical regression this year

In just two years at Penn State, so much has been said about starting Quarterback Christian Hackenberg. The reigning Big Ten freshman of the year has been hyped up as the greatest thing since sliced bread. He’s also been hit with the “overrated” label. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. extolled his virtues as a future professional signal caller. Kirk Herbstreit sees the NFL in his future...
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Louis van Gaal parody Twitter accounts are LOL!

The idea of Louis van Gaal having his own verified official Twitter account is…..well, Kim Kardashian will actually develop a talent before that happens. We love Louis van Gaal because he has a big personality. Yes, he has a huge ego, but that is why he succeeds. You need someone with big time confidence to manage a big club and handle big time pressure. LVG is all of those. Also...
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Man United news and notes: De Gea, Van Persie, Rooney

Some of the more interesting Manchester United stories that have been trending on the internet today; including David de Gea having a Hollywood encounter. Welcome to the next edition of Man United news and notes: -Former member of the Gunners Robin van Persie had an intimate moment with his former boss Arsene Wenger, and the cameras caught it. Wenger and RVP had a moment at the...
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Chelsea transfer rumors: Coleman, Kalas, Odegaard, Kramaric

Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy: -(Goal) Chelsea are lining up a big-money summer move for Everton right-back Seamus Coleman. Everton are already eyeing up replacements. The Blues would pay between €25m (£20m) and €31m (£25m). -(Daily Express) Norwegian teenage midfielder Martin...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Henry, Mings, Cech, Arteta, Odegaard

Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy: -(Daily Mail) Arsene Wenger will make a January bid to sign Ipswich full-back Tyrone Mings. -(Daily Mail) Wenger is also ready to offer Thierry Henry a coaching role at Arsenal as the Gunners legend ponders the next stage of his career. Arsenal are...
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Man United transfer rumors: Herrera, Shaqiri, Coentrao, Pepe, Schneiderlin

Here are the latest Manchester United transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy: (Daily Express) Ander Herrera could be heading away from Manchester United in January as Louis van Gaal accepts Bayern Munich’s swap deal for Xherdan Shaqiri. Despite only arriving at Old Trafford in the summer, he has only appeared five...
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VIDEO: Louis van Gaal post victory over Arsenal interview

You got to love Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. How can you not? Here’s the YouTube of his postgame interview today following the big 2-1 “mild upset of sorts” at the Emirates. Van Gaal says his young defense “can do better” after being forced into changes following an injury to Luke Shaw (the 40th of the season for United, more detail on that here) during the...
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Luke Shaw becomes Man United’s 40th injury this season

You can officially welcome back the Luke Shaw “isn’t fit” narrative. Luke Shaw became Manchester United’s 40th injury of the season tonight, but more importantly, United got the victory and moved up to fourth place in the current table. The 2-1 victory at Arsenal is critical for the race to qualify for Champions League. “Shaw came back from internationals not fit enough...
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Penn State football fans need to move past Tim Beckman HATRED

Given the approach that Tim Beckman took to openly recruiting Penn State football players, in the wake of the sanctions imposed in 2012, Nittany Nation would have liked nothing more than a little karmic payback. Had this Penn State football team won today, it might have possibly been the final nail in the coffin of his Illini regime. Obviously, it didn’t happen that way as Illinois...
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VIDEO: Marouane Fellaini vs Jack Wilshere shoving match

Emotions ran very high today between Arsenal and Manchester United. Especially so between Marouane Fellaini and Jack Wilshere. They nearly came to blows here in this shoving match. A very heated exchange as the two got right up in each other’s faces. If they were to box, well you know that Fellaini obviously has a tremendous advantage in reach given his height. “@CarlosElBergas...
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VIDEO: Wayne Rooney goal seals Man United win over Gunners

Manchester United franchise player Wayne Rooney, owner of the richest contract in British football history sealed United’s first road victory of the season with this brace in the 85th minute. Here’s what United’s road form has been this season, up until today’s visit to The Emirates.: loss 1-0 to Manchester City, 2-2 draw West Bromwich Albion, 5-3 loss to Leicester City...
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VIDEO: Man United scores on Arsenal D Kieran Gibbs own goal

Man United GOAL! The visitors go ahead as Antonio Valencia’s cross-shot is turned into his own goal by Kieran Gibbs. Manchester United still haven’t had one shot on target through the first sixty minutes, but they do have an assist credited to Antonio Valencia. Kieran Gibbs deflects the ball into his own goal from Valencia’s shot! CMON #MUFC https://t.co/pMTy6pSO9S — Manchester...
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Arsenal transfer rumors: Arteta, Odegaard, Cech, Mings

Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy: -(Daily Express) Norwegian teenage midfielder Martin Odegaard is set to reject Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal in order to pen a five-year deal with Real Madrid. -(Daily Mail) More Arsenal transfer rumors they claim Arsenal are favourites...
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Chelsea transfer rumors: Odegaard, Cech, Kramaric

Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy: -(Daily Express) Norwegian teenage midfielder Martin Odegaard is set to reject Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal in order to pen a five-year deal with Real Madrid. -(Daily Mail) More Chelsea transfer rumors as they claim Arsenal are...
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UCLA Bruins basketball (not Kentucky) is the #1 NBA factory

These days everyone seems to regard the Kentucky Wildcats as college basketball’s NBDL franchise. It’s understandable as Big Blue Nation has a huge presence in the NBA Draft lottery each year. As UK continues to win draft night each June, and people associate the rhyming phenomenon of “1-and-done” with John Calipari, UCLA Bruins basketball gets a bit overlooked. Kentucky...
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Kansas guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is very Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

Once you become aware of Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, your world will never be the same again. We could all use a little more Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk in our lives. So this holiday season, The Sports Bank brings you a Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk feature story. Mykhailiuk is the Kansas Jayhawks 6-8, 195 pound freshman guard. So he’s obviously got a lot length, but needs to add weight. He...
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Illini basketball won’t have issues scoring this season

There were quite a few games last season when Illini basketball had major issues scoring. Clemson in the NIT, at Northwestern, Ohio State, IPFW were just a few of the many times we saw Illinois put up halftime point totals that were in the teens or low twenties. Watching their half-court sets was often as enjoyable as logging into HealthCare.Gov. Well, it’s a brave new world this...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Berahino, Sterling, Origi

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy: -Brendan Rodgers is desperately seeking something to upgrade his strike force, as his attack has one of the biggest weaknesses in his Liverpool squad.  The Daily Mail suggests he may be plotting a January move for West Brom up-and-comer Saido Berahino...
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Man United news and notes: Welbeck, Van Persie, Falcao, Van Gaal

Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie are two of a very select group of Premier League players- those that have played for the huge, tradition rich clubs of both Manchester United and Arsenal. And with the two teams set to clash in a matter of hours, here come the head to head comparisons of the two strikers. Also inevitable are the side by sides of Welbeck and another striker, Radamel...
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Man United transfer rumors: Srna, Strootman, Van Persie

Here are the latest Manchester United transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy: -Manchester United have been offered Shakhtar Donetsk and Croatia captain Darijo Srna, according to the Daily Mail. Despite being 32 and having 120 caps for Croatia, Srna wasnamed as the fastest player at the World Cup ahead of Arjen Robben...
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