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Liverpool FC keen on Man City keeper Joe Hart

Liverpool have emerged as potential suitors for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart says the Bleacher Report today. The Man City and England National Team keeper has revealed that his club have not spoken to him about a new contract. A goalkeeper with the caliber of Joe Hart will have plenty of suitors, from inside and outside the Premier League. He won’t come cheap either. The...
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Mauricio Pochettino rips his Tottenham players for “lack of passion”

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino accused his players of showing “a lack of passion” during their 1-0 Premier League defeat by West Bromwich Albion. That’s the storyline from Metro today. Yeah, he’s angry, fiery, and he expects more out of his team. After an effort like that, it’s easy to see what Mauricio Pochettino is so miffed. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino...
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Liverpool pursuing Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart

Liverpool have emerged as potential suitors for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart says the Bleacher Report today. The Man City and England National Team keeper has revealed that his club have not spoken to him about a new contract. A goalkeeper with the caliber of Joe Hart will have plenty of suitors, from inside and outside the Premier League. He won’t come cheap either. The...
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Big 12 Basketball Preview: #9 TCU Horned Frogs

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift 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 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12. After getting shut out last season in conference play, the TCU Horned Frogs should be much improved this season since...
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Big 12 Basketball Preview: #10 Texas Tech Red Raiders

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift 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 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12. In losing four of their top five scorers from a year ago, a pretty bad Texas Tech Red Raiders team should only be worse...
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VIDEO: South Park annihilates the Washington Redskins

South Park just totally nailed it on this one. Enjoy “America’s Sweetheart” Eric Cartman being a thorn in the side of Daniel Snyder, Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins in general. Yes, it’s a promo for the new season of South Park on Comedy Central, and with clips like this, it’s going to be a good one. Enjoy: You just got to love South Park; especially with...
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Chicago Bears vs NY Jets: game preview, prediction

This match-up looks like kind of a disaster for the Chicago Bears and this is why: NY Jets: #1 run offense, #1 run defense Chicago Bears: #29 run offense, #25 run defense Yep, easy to figure out what the focus will be for both coaching staffs this week as they get there usual three hours of sleep per night from September to January. SPREAD: NY JETS -1.5 TV: Monday Night Football...
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Josh Ferguson could carry the Illini on his back

Watching Illini running back Josh Ferguson today reminded me of those old “we secretly switched Folgers Crystals with the leading brand….let’s see if anyone notices” commercials from back in the ’80s. Except the switch would be Josh Ferguson for Marshall Faulk. That’s how special Ferguson was in the passing game; complementing his running for Illinois. “Now that we’ve...
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Cincinnati Bengals: your new Super Bowl favorite

It seems early to already be down to just one undefeated team in the AFC, but the Bengals are playing like they could maintain that storyline for quite some time. They’re led by a defense who is hungry for more. Aside from the Ravens making it a game during the fourth quarter, the Bengals have been almost untouchable. The defense is suffocating opposing quarterbacks and their running...
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Raheem Sterling says Liverpool have no excuses

Raheem Sterling had a breakout season last year, and he’s a central part of what they’re trying to do at Anfield this year. Just 18 months after signing his first contract extension at Liverpool, he’s looking to get the pay raise that he’s earned. Real Madrid were pursuing him this summer, so that will eventually lead to a pay raise for him. For now, the contract extension...
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Van Gaal admits Man United defense has major issues

Adding injury to insult today, Manchester United defender Jonny Evans left King Power Stadium today on crutches. A 3-1 advantage, and what seemed to be a certain victory ended in a 5-3 bitter defeat at the hands of newly promoted Leicester City. Louis van Gaal’s side completely collapsed, and the small budget Foxes embarrassed the big money Red Devils. Evans will miss the match...
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Balotelli receives racist taunts over his Man United jab; police involved

Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli took a swipe at Manchester United today on Twitter. As you can see here, it was an antagonistic tweet, a schadenfreude reaction to United unbelievably blowing a 3-1 second half lead at Leicester City today, to lose miserably 5-3. Yes, it was a bit unprofessional on his part, but now the situation has turned really ugly as Balotelli is receiving racist...
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Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli antagonizes Manchester United

You know Mario Balotelli loves to speak his mind and instigate. Provocation is his game (speaking about off the pitch of course). Have you seen his new ad with bikini babes in a hot tub with him? That spot certainly plays into the Balotelli bad boy image. Villains are needed in football, and Mario Balotelli certainly relishes the role. Balotelli only recently moved to Anfield, but...
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ESPN pundits shred Roger Goodell’s pathetic press conference

ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown Analysts Keyshawn Johnson, Cris Carter had an excellent exchange on the pathetic Friday press conference that Roger Goodell gave. This complements the hot take Troy Aikman had this morning. He similarly shredded Goodell; and deservedly so. Roger Goodell gave a terrible performance at the presser and it was rightfully ripped by media, NFL fans and some...
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London Fletcher completely eviscerates the Oakland Raiders

London Fletcher totally ripped apart the Oakland Raiders organization today on this morning’s “That Other Pregame Show.” The program is CBS Sports Network’s answer to The NFL Today on CBS. The Raiders are bad, no doubt about it they are bad, and Fletcher really let them have it: “The only reason a veteran goes to Oakland is to get a payday. No player, all things considered...
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Colin Kaepernick allegedly N-bomb on Bears Lamar Houston

National Football League officials seem to think that San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick used the N-word on Chicago Bears Defensive End Lamar Houston last Sunday night in the Bears win at the Niners. This despite the fact that both Houston and Kaepernick said that he did not. This was reported this morning on Fox NFL Sunday. Jay Glazer on a fine handed down this week...
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VIDEO: Ray Lewis says “some things you can cover up”

When looking for a NFL pundit to discuss the league’s current crisis regarding the criminal behavior of its players, you can do better than Ray Lewis. ESPN should realize that it’s probably not a very good idea to have a man indicted on murder and aggravated-assault charges in 2000 acting as the morality police on their Sunday morning NFL preview show. Two weeks into the murder...
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Troy Aikman calls out Roger Goodell for his PR spin

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and lead NFL on FOX game analyst Troy Aikman gave an excellent take on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s Friday press conference. The presser was mostly panned by the media, most NFL fans and even a few NFL players. That criticism is well deserved; as Goodell did nothing to convey that he truly cares about the current crisis. He only seemed...
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VIDEO: Louis van Gaal explains Man United’s latest disaster

Louis van Gaal had it all in control. Manchester United was up 3-1 at King Power Stadium in the second half. They had this nice goal from Robin van Persie (his first of the season) and Angel Di Maria giving us this score (which may be the finest looking goal of the week) Of course, this was all for naught, as United totally collapsed in the second half, the defense did not show up...
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VIDEO: Angel Di Maria scores best goal of the week

Angel Di Maria was described by the announcer calling the match today as a “mercurial magician,” a part of a side “that looks irresistible moving forward.” Di Maria had his second scoring strike in just his second game with Manchester United. And when you see it, you’ll believe that he was worth every British pound that he cost. The man who broke the British transfer fee...
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VIDEO: Robin van Persie scores 1st goal of the season

Robin van Persie had the most iconic goal of the entire World Cup with his “Flying Dutchman” header. It came in The Netherlands “Red Wedding” or “Rojo Wedding” 5 to nil true rout of Spain in the opener of group play. That goal was paid tribute to in song, murals, tattoos, pretty much any way a human being can express oneself. However, RVP hasn’t found himself on the...
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Cristiano Ronaldo back to Man United rumors gaining steam

The story of Cristiano Ronaldo possibly returning to Manchester United has been the hottest transfer rumor of the past two weeks. It reached a fever pitch today as it dominates all the Sunday gossip pages and tabloid sheets. So let’s dive right in, shall we? -We begin with the Ronaldo narrative in The Sunday Telegraph, with a hat tip from Fox Sports Paper Chase “Manchester United...
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Tottenham will have to pay £30m to get Morgan Schneiderlin

According to The Sun, Southampton have stuck a £30 million price tag on Morgan Schneiderlin.  There was heavy interest from Spurs all summer long, but a deal never got done. Ronald Koeman sold off a very large chunk of his team during this past window, and quite a few of those departures went to Liverpool. Yet here we are the Saints are sitting in second place and The Reds are...
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Illini Coach Tim Beckman’s ten funniest verbal gaffes

Tim Beckman is somewhere between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin when it comes to public speaking abilities. At his worst, he can be Rick Perry level bad. As I pointed out in my weekly radio spot on 1620 The Zone on Tuesday, Beckman is often a bit lacking in “talky-talk” abilities. Consider this a “greatest misses” album: ten instances of Tim Beckman saying something goofy, unintelligent...
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Jim Harbaugh taking over Michigan next year seems even more likely

In all likelihood, when we talk about Jim Harbaugh at this time next year, he will be coach of the Michigan Wolverines, not the San Francisco 49ers. As we’ve chronicled, Harbaugh’s days in Frisco are numbered. Michigan is a train wreck right now, especially on offense. Given the high standards they have in Ann Arbor, the 2014 edition of the Michigan Wolverines look even worse...
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