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Joakim Noah is right, D Rose over-analysis IS effing lame!

The over-analysis and meta-analysis of Derrick Rose is lame. Totally lame dude. Just like Eric Cartman would say. Just like Joakim Noah did say. Every time Rose gets a little bit dinged, everybody freaks out. Every time Rose falls, people act like it’s the end of the world. Every time Rose says the wrong thing and/or reminds us that he’s very bad at talking, the masses flip...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United news and notes: Van Persie, Falcao, Van Gaal, Carrick

Some of the main topics that people within the Manchester United Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world have been discussing over the past 12 years. This is Man United news and notes. Remember when Louis van Gaal said judge him after three months? Then he said that was stupid and decided to move the goalposts on himself, and all of Man United. Now Van Gaal says he...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Juan Mata claims he’ll earn a Man United first team spot

It’s been rumored in the gossip magazines that Manchester United are looking to sell midfielder Juan Mata for £20m ($32m), with Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Valencia all keen on the Spaniard. This according to the Daily Express. Mata is a great player, it’s just a shame that he didn’t quite fit in Chelsea and couldn’t secure a first team spot. Then when David Moyes bought...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea transfer rumors: buying Gareth Bale and Marco Reus

Can Jose Mourinho pull off the winter buy of all winter buys? Get ready for the Chelsea transfer rumors to end all Chelsea transfer rumors. The Special One had a monster summer transfer window, as he brought in Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid. Now get ready for this one…. The Daily Star are reporting that two new arrivals could be headed to Stamford...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United transfer rumors: Laporte, Moreno, Doughty

Time to talk  Man United transfer rumors. Remember these are rumors, not done deals. -(Daily Mirror) Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to land Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte in the January transfer window. Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are also in the hunt for the 20-year-old centre-back, regarded as one of Europe’s most promising young defenders...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor van Riemsdyk: very pleasant surprise for Blackhawks

Trevor van Riemsdyk surprised many by making the Chicago Blackhawks roster out of training camp. His addition led to the subtraction of Nick Leddy. Leddy was going to eventually command more money and it has been well-documented that the Hawks are against the salary cap. The move was widely panned, but what fans and critics of the trade can agree upon is that van Riemsdyk has been...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: bizarre new Kate Upton Game of War ad premieres tonight

Game of War: Fire Age landed supermodel Kate Upton for its first television ad campaign. The first of three spots featuring Kate Upton, premiere this evening during the NFL Network’s Thursday night football game. The Buffalo Bills visit the Miami Dolphins. You can watch the first of the three spots below. A 30 second version aired on Comedy Central during their re-runs of “It’s...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United news and notes: Di Maria, Falcao, Rooney

Some of most interesting topics of discussion over the past 12 hours or so on all things Manchester United- this is Man United news and notes. -The Daily Express has a piece on Di Maria and he touches on why he didn’t sign with Paris Saint Germain. Angel Di Maria is adamant that he has no regrets about leaving Real Madrid during the summer, but intriguingly claimed that playing...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame football vs Northwestern Preview and Prediction

The #18 Notre Dame football team (7-2) returns to South Bend where they are a perfect 4-0 this season, and look to rebound following a humiliating 55-31 loss at No. 9 Arizona State last weekend that eliminated them from playoff contention. The Northwestern Wildcats (3-6) boast wins over Big Ten foes Penn State (less impressive than it sounds) and Wisconsin (pretty impressive actually...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter: another of Notre Dame football’s The Offspring

With apologies to Dexter Holland, Notre Dame football has their own “The Offspring.” So “hey, eh, come out and play!” No, the Fighting Irish don’t have a ’90s light-metal/pop punk/alternative rock band contained within their roster. What they have are the sons of Jon Bon Jovi, Torii Hunter, David Robinson and Cris Collinsworth.  Two of which are receivers, so you...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool FC transfer rumors: Martinez, Shaqiri, Ayew

Liverpool FC have been given a major boost in their pursuit of Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri after the Bayern Munich star candidly expressed his desire to leave. Shaqiri has never hidden his animosity towards the German side, and his latest outburst clearly signals his intentions to leave in January. This is one we’ve been tracking for a long time, bitter rivals Manchester...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal FC transfer rumors: Vlaar, Destro, Ayew, Campbell

We begin our Arsenal FC transfer rumors piece with an item in the Daily Mirror. Not surprising, it concerns a defender: -Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar looks set to leave with Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert after his agent revealed the Dutchman was considering an exit. This is certainly one that we’ve been tracking for a long time, and both Louis van Gaal and Arsene...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United transfer rumors: Shaqiri, Coentrao, Miranda, Anderson

Man United transfer rumors commences today with a couple itms from the Daily Exrpress. -Manchester United have been given a major boost in their pursuit of Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri after the Bayern Munich star candidly expressed his desire to leave. Shaqiri has never hidden his animosity towards the German side, and his latest outburst clearly signals his intentions...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame football vs Northwestern preview, FEARLESS prediction

The #18 Notre Dame football team (7-2) returns to South Bend where they are a perfect 4-0 this season, and look to rebound following a humiliating 55-31 loss at No. 9 Arizona State last weekend that eliminated them from playoff contention. The Northwestern Wildcats (3-6) boast wins over Big Ten foes Penn State (less impressive than it sounds) and Wisconsin (pretty impressive actually...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Jr: another of Notre Dame’s “The Offspring”

With apologies to Dexter Holland, Notre Dame has their own “The Offspring.” No, the Fighting Irish don’t have a ’90s light-metal/pop punk/alternative rock band on their roster. What they have  are the sons of Jon Bon Jovi, Torii Hunter, David Robinson and Cris Collinsworth. Austin Collinsworth, a senior safety, was named one of the team’s captains this season (“pretty...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United could get Memphis Depay for £18m

Memphis Depay is quite possibly the next buy for Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward. The Red Devils are also closing in on the PSV star. The Holland international has been attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, and could soon seal an £18m switch to Old Trafford, says the Daily Express. Memphis Depay was a huge asset for The Dutch during...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United news and notes: Mata, Blind, Anderson, Chicharito

Time for another edition of Man United news and notes, these are some of the hottest topics that have been trending within the Manchester United universe over the past 12 hours or so. Let’s begin with a couple of Mata items: Manchester United are looking to sell Juan Mata for £20m, with Atlético Madrid, Juventus and Valencia all interested. (Source: Express) — Transfer News...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Sturridge returns to training, boosts Liverpool FC

Liverpool has had a lot of issues this season, and a lot of it has to do with the absence of Daniel Sturridge. One of the main reasons Liverpool was so much better last year was the combination of Sturridge and Luis Suarez. With Chewy Luis sold to Barca and Sturridge hurt, missing both hit the Reds especially hard. However, that’s about to change. Daniel @D_Sturridge lifts Liverpool...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea transfer rumors: Gareth Bale, Andre Schurrle, Raphael Varane

Today’s edition of Chelsea transfer rumors spotlights a possible return to pursuit of Varane, an update on Schurrle’s status and the conventional wisdom that Jose Mourinho could be in for Gareth Bale. -It’s thought that Real Madrid Manager Carlo Ancelotti will make Raphael Varane available, according to a recent report in The Express.  The asking price is supposedly £19m...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United transfer rumors: Varane, Vlaar, Carrick

This edition of Man United transfer rumors focuses on the race for Varane heating up and some encouraging news about Vlaar. Also, an update on Carrick. -It’s thought that Real Madrid Manager Carlo Ancelotti will make Raphael Varane available, according to a recent report in The Express.  The asking price is supposedly £19m, as Varane is getting unsettled. He’s started only...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Illini basketball sign nation’s 8th best recruiting class

There’s been an absence of good news for sports fans in Champaign for quite awhile Welcome to national signing day for college hoops. Illini basketball has recruited a national top-15 class, checking in at No. 8 by 247Sports, No. 11 by Scout and No. 12 by Rivals. This is Groce’s second top-25 class in his three seasons in charge of the Illini program. Obviously, these rankings...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal FC transfer rumors: Talisca, Cabaye, Alves, Kramer

Time to talk some Arsenal FC transfer rumors ahead of the big match with Swansea City today. We’ve already published a first batch of Arsenal transfer rumors and you can read those here. -(Times) Arsenal FC and Tottenham have joined Manchester United in the chase to sign Dani Alves when his Barcelona contract expires next summer. -Yohan Cabaye is ready to quit Paris Saint-Germain...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Darius Paul reinstated to Illini hoops program

Darius Paul, the little brother of former Illini great Brandon Paul has been reinstated to the Illini basketball program and will rejoin the team for the 2015-16 season. He is suspended for the entire upcoming season, which begins Friday. This of course due to his arrest back on April 21st, and the charges of resisting a police officer and underage drinking. To refresh your memory...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Comprehensive 2015 Northwestern basketball season preview

 With the college basketball season tipping off next Friday, this is your Northwestern basketball “starting five,” the five biggest things you need to know/the five most pressing questions. As it’s the preseason, there are no “knowns.” There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Comprehensive 2015 Michigan State basketball season preview

With the college basketball season tipping off next Friday, this is your Michigan State basketball “starting five,” the five biggest things you need to know/the five most pressing questions. As it’s the preseason, there are no “knowns.” There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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