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Northwestern Football Preseason Prognostications a Mixed Bag

Big Ten Media Days are now just 27 days away, meaning it’s time to delve into what the preseason publications are saying about Northwestern football. Coming off a very pleasantly surprising 10 win season, with an important core of key players returning, hopes should be high in 2016, right? Yes, to an extent. This isn’t the summer of 2013 with the “OMG! Northwestern football...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Edging Closer to Manchester United Move

Borussia Dortmund had previously stated publicly decided that star midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be sold to Manchester United; or Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur or anywhere else for that matter. BVB have done a total 180 from that stance as the Armenian’s transfer to Old Trafford appears to be imminent. Depending on which source you’re looking at, the Mkhitaryan is...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chelsea FC News, Transfer Rumors: Batshuayi, Hiddink, Ake

Here are the latest Chelsea FC news and transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Stamford Bridge. -(Sky Sports) Michy Batshuayi is set to join Chelsea from Ligue 1 club Marseille...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern Football: Preseason Publications Only Lukewarm

Big Ten Media Days are now just 27 days away, meaning it’s time to delve into what the preseason publications are saying about Northwestern football. Coming off a very pleasantly surprising 10 win season, with an important core of key players returning, hopes should be high in 2016, right? Yes, to an extent. This isn’t the summer of 2013 with the “OMG! Northwestern football...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine Begins Transition to NBA Game with Bulls

Denzel Valentine wasted no time beginning his transition to “the league.” The Chicago Bulls selected him with the 14th and final pick of the  NBA Draft Thursday night. By Monday he was at Bulls headquarters to meet the media and display his #45 jersey, the number both he and his Dad wore with the Michigan State Spartans, and briefly worn by Michael Jordan himself during his...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football a Top 10 Team, Say Preseason Publications

There are 67 days till Notre Dame Football season begins on Sunday Sept 4th. The Fighting Irish will travel to Texas for an under the light contest nationally featured on ABC. If that seems like a long ways away, then consider this, ACC Media Days begin in just 21 days! That said, we already did our “Way Too Early Notre Dame Football Season Preview” which you can check out at...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger a Top Candidate to Replace Roy Hodgson?

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is a leading candidate to replace ex-England Boss Roy Hodgson, who resigned yesterday after his gaffes and poor leadership helped inspire quite possibly the most embarrassing moment in Three Lions history. According to ESPN FC: “England could be willing to wait for a manager such as Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger to complete his current contract as the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsene Wenger Top Candidate to Replace Roy Hodgson

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is a leading candidate to replace ex-England Boss Roy Hodgson, who resigned yesterday after his gaffes and poor leadership helped inspire quite possibly the most embarrassing moment in Three Lions history. According to ESPN FC: “England could be willing to wait for a manager such as Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger to complete his current contract as the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Julie Johnston Modeling New USWNT Jersey (Photos)

Have you seen the just released photo of Julie Johnston modeling the new United States Women’s National Team jersey? Well, by clicking over here you now have. Here’s the pic emailed out by US Soccer Communications minutes ago, suffixed by the following description in the press release: A blue left-side stripe and red right-side stripe run the length of the shirt and matching...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool FC Officially Announce Arrival of Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane has officially joined Liverpool FC and left Southampton FC, with the two clubs reportedly agreeing on a fee of £34 million ($44.7m) – rising to £36 million ($47.3m). The 24 year old winger becomes part of a long list of players moving up Southampton to Liverpool since 2014. That list includes Rickie Lambert, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren. Here’s...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Rooney Disputes Reports of England Player Mutiny Against Roy Hodgson

Manchester United and England Captain Wayne Rooney has shot down reports that the England National Team Players were in revolt against Manager Roy Hodgson. Reports suggested some players were upset about personnel decisions and the inexplicable move of including Raheem Sterling in the starting XI against Iceland, a disastrous match that saw Three Lions eliminated from the 2016...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Have Man United Medical Next Week

Former Paris St. Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been heavily linked to Manchester United all summer, and that reached a culmination on June 4th when multiple outlets indicated he had reached his decision. Ibrahimovic will join United, on a free transfer, potentially for a very healthy salary. Sky Sports reported today United is scheduling a medical for Ibrahimovic,...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Tillman Welcomes RG3 for Celebrity Bowling Gala

Charles Tillman spoke to The Sports Bank on Friday, and during our conversation revealed the guest list of celebrity athletes appearing at the fourth annual Charles Tillman Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament. He also spoke about which is the one NFL team that he desires to play for in 2016, which you read about at this link. The list of famous names appearing at Kings Bowl for the...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Denzel Valentine on Future of Michigan State Hoops (Exclusive)

It was #DenzelValentinesDay at the Chicago Bulls headquarters on Monday. Denzel Valentine, the last pick in the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery by the Chicago Bulls at #14, was unveiled to the local media for some Q&A. Zel will where #45 with the Bulls, the same number that both he and his Dad wore at Michigan State. It’s also the same number that briefly Michael Jordan wore in 1994...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool FC, Southampton Agree on £34m Sadio Mane Deal

Sadio Mane is a hot topic in both the Liverpool FC and Southampton Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world right now. It appears his move from the south coast club to Anfield is imminent, with the two clubs reportedly agreeing on a fee of £34 million ($44.7m) – rising to £36 million ($47.3m). Via ESPN FC: “Sadio Mane, 24, will arrive on Merseyside on Monday...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United, BVB Agree on £26.3m for Henrikh Mkhitaryan

According to a report in Germany, Manchester United could very well be closing in on their second signing of the summer transfer window.  The first obviously being Villareal midfielder Eric Bailly. The agent of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mino Raiola, talked once again last week about closing a deal to move his client to Manchester United. Now ESPN FC...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hodgson, Walker, Wilshere, Kane, Hart: Plenty of England Scapegoats

Roy Hodgson is the biggest scapegoat of course, and he’s already paid for his blunders with his job. The England Manager was out of contract at the end of the year, and it was mandated that his side “do well” in order for him to continue leading Three Lions. So much for that. Hodgson’s team looked uninspired, listless and incompetent as they crashed of out of the 2016 European...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

De Gea Proverbially Breaks Twitter in Spain’s Loss to Italy

The Italy versus Spain 2016 European Championships match was for much more than a spot in the Euro quarterfinals. It was a battle to see who the world’s greatest goalkeeper is: Manchester United/Spain keeper David de Gea, or Italy/Juventus #1 Gigi Buffon. After all United/Italy Defender Matteo Darmian just said that Buffon was the world’s best, not De Gea. (Although it’s...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

De Gea makes two monster saves vs Saints (video)

The Italy versus Spain 2016 European Championships match was for much more than a spot in the Euro quarterfinals. It was a battle to see who the world’s greatest goalkeeper is: Manchester United/Spain keeper David de Gea, or Italy/Juventus #1 Gigi Buffon. After all United/Italy Defender Matteo Darmian just said that Buffon was the world’s best, not De Gea. (Although it’s...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United Still Targeting Paul Pogba Despite Potential £100m Fee

If do-it-all dynamo Paul Pogba does actually decide that he wants to leave Juventus, he’ll have no shortage of suitors. And those suitors will be the biggest clubs in the world too. It’s been widely reported that Manchester United have made contact over a deal to possibly bring Pogba back to Old Trafford. A week ago, Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, revealed that talks with...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Peanut Tillman Only Wants to Play for the Carolina Panthers

Former Chicago Bears defensive back Peanut Tillman might, arguably, be the greatest cornerback in Bears history. The team Tillman played for last season (after 12 illustrious years in Chicago), the 17 win NFC Champion Carolina Panthers, might, arguably, be the greatest team not to win the Super Bowl in NFL history. Of course, fans of the 2007 New England Patriots might have something...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sadio Mane Undergoing Liverpool FC Medical, Finalizing Terms

Sadio Mane is a hot topic in both the Liverpool FC and Southampton Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world right now. It appears his move from the south coast club to Anfield is imminent. Via ESPN FC:   “Sadio Mane, 24, will arrive on Merseyside on Monday to undergo his physical examination and discuss personal terms. Providing there are no hitches a deal is...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green Makes USA Rio Olympics Roster

USA Basketball announced on Monday that Golden State Warriors forward and Michigan State Alum Draymond Green will be part of the 12-man roster for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team. #USABMNT The full roster of players selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title when they compete in the Rio Summer Olympiad includes: Paul...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United Reportedly Closing Henrikh Mkhitaryan Deal

According to a report in Germany, Manchester United could very well be closing in on their second signing of the summer transfer window.  The first obviously being Villareal midfielder Eric Bailly. The agent of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mino Raiola, talked once again last week about closing a deal to move his client to Manchester United. Now ESPN FC...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Paul Zipser? What Bulls can Expect from Bayern Munich SF

As the 2016 NBA Draft progressed, more obscure and strange sounding names were called. Sir Winston Churchill once famously said:  ‘Everybody has a right to pronounce foreign names as he chooses’. Although Churchill’s quip wouldn’t fly in today’s ultra-pc culture, you could see many NBA fans embodying that zeitgeist in the advanced stages of the draft. In every draft,...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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