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Van Gaal hints at his Man United starting XI vs CSKA Moscow

Louis van Gaal has indicated that he won’t change much from Sunday when he selects the Manchester United first team to take on CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League Group stages Wednesday night. Given what a dominating performance the Red Devils turned in at Everton, why should he make a lot of changes? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Here is the Man United starting...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlo Ancelotti says Liverpool FC never approached him

Before Liverpool hired Jurgen Klopp they targeted Carlo Ancelotti. That’s the claim of former Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur Manager Harry Redknapp. “I have heard from good sources that he (Ancelotti) was offered the Liverpool job,” Redknapp is quoted in TalkSport. “I don’t think (he wanted it). They spoke to him at some stage.” That’s quite interesting...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlo Ancelotti says Liverpool never approached him for manager job

Before Liverpool hired Jurgen Klopp they targeted Carlo Ancelotti. That’s the claim of former Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur Manager Harry Redknapp. “I have heard from good sources that he (Ancelotti) was offered the Liverpool job,” Redknapp is quoted in TalkSport. “I don’t think (he wanted it). They spoke to him at some stage.” That’s quite interesting...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlo Ancelotti denies claims that Liverpool approached him

Before Liverpool hired Jurgen Klopp they targeted Carlo Ancelotti. That’s the claim of former Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur Manager Harry Redknapp. “I have heard from good sources that he (Ancelotti) was offered the Liverpool job,” Redknapp is quoted in TalkSport. “I don’t think (he wanted it). They spoke to him at some stage.” That’s quite interesting...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mourinho answers reports of Radamel Falcao leaving Chelsea

Colombian striker Radamel Falcao could be on the move yet again. The Daily Mirror reported today that Falcao will be allowed to leave Chelsea once the January transfer window opens despite just signing with the Blues for a season this past summer. Manager Jose Mourinho was asked about the situation on Monday   “First of all I don’t know if it’s true. To me he said...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

USC football coaching search: Chip Kelly, Sean Payton in mix?

The USC football coaching search will have consequence on the rest of the college football coaching searches this offseason. USC will be the first domino to fall, ahead of Illinois, Maryland, South Carolina (Miami and Virginia could be next) and everybody else. Even though he whiffed very badly on his last two hires, USC A.D. Pat Haden will get the opportunity to make the next head...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Schwarber: three reasons to never miss an at bat

As the National League Championship Series now shifts to Chicago, the Cubs will attempt to hold serve at home in the same manner that the New York Mets just did. Yes, the Metropolitans are up 2-0, but you know this series is going the full seven games, regardless of who wins. There are plenty of exciting players to watch in this series, but young Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber might...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel running out of NFL chances

It might be time to put a quarterback to the Cleveland Browns yet again in your NFL mock drafts. Johnny Manziel’s career in Cleveland could be in its last throes. If and when the Browns part ways with Johnny Manziel, where does he go next? His pro career might be in dire straits. FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer on Johnny Manziel’s domestic dispute involving alcohol: “The NFL...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United Left-Back Luke Shaw now walking again

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw is already walking again. Yes, he’s convalescing quite quickly. Shaw’s gruesome broken leg injury caught the attention of sports fans world wide this fall when he went down in a UEFA Champions League group stage match versus PSV Eindhoven. The injury made headlines all across the globe, and Shaw received a tremendous outpouring of support...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ander Herrera calls Rooney the best English player in history

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera hailed his Red Devils teammate Wayne Rooney as the best player in England history. On the September international break, while competing in Euro Qualifiers, Rooney broke the all time England goal-scoring record previously held by Sir Bobby Charlton. Herrera, Rooney and the rest of Manchester United returned from the October international...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 NFL mock draft 10-19-15

This 2016 NFL mock draft order is derived from our friends at Windy City Gridiron, SB Nation’s Chicago Bears website. Team needs were sometimes, but not always taken into account. We played fast and loose with that because it’s still quite early. So many of these picks are “Best player available.” “Fail for Cardale.” “Get Sacked and Worse for Hackenberg.” “Lose...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

MUFC’s Juan Mata happy to be deemed “a luxury player”

Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata is no longer an overlooked, underrated gem. The numbers and stats have been there recently. Now he’s getting the accolades too. Mata is United’s Player of the Month for September (here’s more on that), and it comes at the same exact time that his teammate Anthony Martial was deemed Premier League Player of the Month (here’s more on...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Sturridge injury isn’t serious says Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool maintain that the latest injury suffered by striker Daniel Sturridge won’t be a huge deal that leaves him out of action for awhile. Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp said Sturridge’s injury is “not a serious thing.” That’s refreshing news to Liverpool fans who have endured a ton of bad injury news this past week. Both Defender Joe Gomez and striker Danny Ings...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern football must prevent a 2013 or 2010 repeat

Northwestern football remembered its history by paying homage to it on Homecoming today. Today was a day that honored the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Rose Bowl team. It’s the kind of history that the program would like to repeat. However, this year’s team is looking a lot more like the 2010 and 2013 editions. Many power five college football teams start off really fast and...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ander Herrera goal, post man of the match interview (video)

A week ahead of what will be an absolutely huge Manchester Derby, third place Manchester United made a resounding statement today. United beat Everton 3-0 and Midfielder Ander Herrera took home the man of the match award. Herrera really made a case for Manager Louis van Gaal to start him full time. Check out these statistics: Ander Herrera vs Everton 93% pass accuracy 3 take...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Martial’s ball-control wows the world wide web (video)

Manchester United won resoundingly 3-0 at Everton today, causing Twitter to explode with Red Devils related search terms. Among the top ten trending terms in the United States this morning: “MUFC,” “Martial,” “Manchester United” and “Rooney.” Even though Anthony Martial didn’t score today, he was still breaking the internet due to his amazing ball control skills...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Louis van Gaal post victory interview, press conference (videos)

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal is delighted with his side’s reaction and response today on the heels of last week’s rout at Arsenal. As thoroughly beaten as United were last week, they were just as impressive this week in defeating Everton handily, by a score of 3-0 at Goodison Park. Van Gaal is a “happy coach,” as very well should be. Here is the YouTube of...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Video of all three Raheem Sterling goals today

It’s a first for Raheem Sterling, but probably the first of a few (or perhaps even many) to come for this very promising youngster. The £49 million man scored a hat trick today as Manchester City crushed Bournemouth 5-1. Even more amazing, he scored all three goals in the first half. No Sergio Aguero, no problem for the Citizens, at least when Raheem Sterling is on point like...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Gaal a “happy coach” in post Everton victory interviews (videos)

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal is delighted with his side’s reaction and response today on the heels of last week’s rout at Arsenal. As thoroughly beaten as United were last week, they were just as impressive this week in defeating Everton handily, by a score of 3-0 at Goodison Park. Van Gaal is a “happy coach,” as very well should be. Here is the YouTube of...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes destroy NU; earn inside track to B1G Title game

For all intents and purposes, we can now say congratulations to the Iowa Hawkeyes on claiming the Big Ten West Division today. Although the Iowa football team won’t officially clinch a berth in the Big Ten title game for a few weeks yet, today’s blowout over Northwestern gave them the inside track to reaching Indianapolis. The Iowa Hawkeyes will not likely again be underdogs...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Morgan Schneiderlin’s first Man United goal (video)

During the summer, Manchester United did a lot of good transfer business. One of the best, and maybe more underrated deals was the acquisition of Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton. Schneiderlin’s addition boosts a midfield that sometimes needs depth, as Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick have recently had a tendency to suffer a knock or too, and miss time. Scoring...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Video of Wayne Rooney goal, post-match interview on emotional day

Manchester United cruised to an easy 3-0 victory at Everton today, in what was one of their more impressive efforts this Premier League season. The Red Devils got goals from Wayne Rooney, Morgan Schneiderling and Ander Herrera (who took home the Man of the Match Award). Wayne Rooney scored his first goal at his old stomping grounds of Goodison Park since 2007. It was also Rooney’s...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Raheem Sterling scores 1st-half hat trick (video)

It’s a first for Raheem Sterling, but probably the first of a few (or perhaps even many) to come for the youngster with a very promising career. The £49 million scored a hat trick as Manchester City crushed Bournemouth 5-1 today. Even more amazing, he scored all three goals in the first half. No Sergio Aguero, no problem for the Citizens. At when Raheem Sterling is on point...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Media evisceration of DraftKings and FanDuel continues (video)

Still think DraftKings and FanDuel aren’t up to malfeasant chicanery? We’ve already ripped apart how obnoxious and annoying Daily Fantasy Sports advertising is. I’m not the only person who thinks that their ads are ruining sports. #taeks And simply, if you re-tweet a DraftKings or FanDuel ad, you are indeed a worse human being than Ayman Al-Zawahiri. #hottaeks. Paraphrasing...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs-Mets rivalry defined by five memorable seasons

With the Cubs vying for their first World Series berth since 1945, the National League Championship Series will pit the Cubs cast of young sluggers, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber against the Mets stable of young pitchers, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob DeGrom. While these clubs have been in different divisions since the 1994...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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