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London NFL Fans Could Keep the Entertainment Going with Mobile Casino

With the popularity of the annual NFL games held at Wembley Stadium, the league is now looking into the option of basing a team in the UK full time. Given the logistical implications and the obvious financial costs it would be a really bold move for the sport to take, but could it work? And how could US fans fill the half time break if the English entertainment doesn’t live up...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Louis van Gaal deemed “Godfather of Coaching” by Dutch striker

Louis van Gaal is known by many names, LVG, the Iron Tulip, the numerous ways in which his last name is pronounced. Seriously, during the World Cup media in every country came up with several ways to pronounce “Van Gull,” “Van Hall,” “Van How,” “Van Gal.” No matter how you pronounce it though everybody knows that Louis is a boss. He is a hard-liner, a perfectionist...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United pursuing Ilkay Gundogan again

Back in February it was “reported” that Manchester United had won the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan. According to reports in the Sunday Star & The Sunday People. Of course that was back in the David Moyes era. The strike price was quoted at £25 million. Obviously, the move never materialized, but is Old Trafford back in now with Louis van Gaal in charge...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Juan Mata and Chicharito both headed to Juventus?

It’s never to early to look ahead to the next transfer window, and Juan Mata could be on the move yet again in January. Yes, he is was the Manchester United club record signing at £37.5 million (a record since obliterated by Angel Di Maria £59.7m), but he’s still the odd man out in the new rotation. Just like he was at Chelsea, the formations and the talent on the side leave...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

John Oliver is a HUGE Liverpool FC supporter, football was his dream job

John Oliver is possibly heading towards becoming the most important person in news television. Hard news providers are such a pathetic joke these days. Essentially, comedians the “fake newsmen” are the true newsmen of the day and John Oliver is the best one out there right now. But if it were up to Oliver, he wouldn’t have become a comedic journalist. Or a journalistic comedian...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United target Toni Kroos got his opponent wrong today

One time Manchester United and Chelsea target Toni Kroos seemed to be a bit confused about who his national side was actually playing today in the Euro Qualifiers. Or at least whoever is doing his official verified Twitter account got it wrong. Take a look at what Toni Kroos tweeted today: Matchday !!! #GERSCO #EMQUALI #wichtig — Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) October 14, 2014 Germany...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United to play January friendly in the Middle East

As was revealed a couple weeks ago, Manchester United are exploring the possibilities of playing international friendlies DURING the season! This unconventional idea is required in order to fill the midweek void left by the absence of Champions League this season and the early League Cup exit. Missing out on revenue from UEFA Champions League, and the absence of a chance to develop...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Suarez still denies he called Man United defender Patrice Evra a racist slur

Today, Barcelona striker Luis Suarez still maintained that he did not hurl racist comments at Patrice Evra back in 2011. The controversial former Liverpool forward was found guilty and served an eight-match ban for what he did but has always refused to apologize to the full back. He even snubbed Evra’s handshake when the pair met again on the pitch. The 33-year-old Evra was signed...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Derrick Rose graces cover of new ESPN Magazine

Derrick Rose made a very bold statement and Chicago Bulls Photo/Media Day. Rose when asked about his team’s window for winning a championship: “I know I’m going to win a championship soon. So I’m not worried about that.” And today, ESPN the Magazine has made a tacit but similarly bold statement by placing Rose on the cover of their NBA Season Preview edition. We’ve all...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

DaVaris Daniels is done with Notre Dame; college football career

We now have closure on three of the “Notre Dame 5.” It took months, but decisions regarding the future of the five Notre Dame football players who were suspended indefinitely from the team this summer over academic malfeasance have now been made public. DB KeiVarae Russell won’t play this year, but plans to return to the program next year.  WR DaVaris Daniels is done at Notre...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli RIPPED by AC Milan President

Mario Balotelli moved to Liverpool towards the end of this summer transfer window, and he has scored just first one goal as a member of The Reds. Only the one scoring strike in 8 games and close to 600 minutes of club and country competition. As you know, his off-the-pitch reputation precedes him. Here in this post, we listed all of the crazy stuff Balotelli has done and supposedly...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United news and notes: Rooney, Jones, Di Maria, Carrick

Welcome to the second of our two daily Manchester United news and notes collections. Here’s part one. The international break is almost over. The Red Devils play West Bromwich Albion on Monday night, click here for the television info. -We begin our Man United news and notes with an item from the Daily Mail, Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane says he rejected a move to Manchester...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool FC’s Balotelli RIPPED by his former team’s President

Mario Balotelli moved to Liverpool towards the end of this summer transfer window, and he has scored just first one goal as a member of The Reds. Only the one scoring strike in 8 games and close to 600 minutes of club and country competition. As you know, his off-the-pitch reputation precedes him. Here in this post, we listed all of the crazy stuff Balotelli has done and supposedly...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

#19 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern: feline mascot bowl preview

It’s the NU bowl. Also, the furry feline friend bowl as both programs have cat mascots. In regards to on-the-field material, Nebraska Cornhuskers versus Northwestern Wildcats marks a battle to take control of the Big Ten West division. Wisconsin just doesn’t have it this year, so the race for that slot in the B1G Championship game will come down to the two NUs, and the Minnesota...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston verifies that the curse of #5 is real

As Halloween approaches, now is the season of curses. And all things scary, creepy, disturbing and weird.  Time to re-investigate my curse of the #5 jersey; which Jameis Winston is embodying more and more by the hour. Winston, and Venric Mark too, are just the latest example of how every star football player who wears #5 will inevitably get into some major off-the-field drama....
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Florida State football players are potential NFL 1st round picks

The defending national champions, the #2 Florida State football team has a HUGE and I mean huge in ALL CAPS game Saturday night versus #5 Notre Dame. Looming over a shadow of this contest is the Jameis Winston situation; which gets worse by the day. Friday was an awful day for #5 and Monday was pretty bad too. (We’ll cover that in detail here) The reigning Heisman trophy winner...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Basketball Preview: #2 Florida Gators

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift 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 Big 12 now we turn our attention to the SEC. After running the slate in the SEC and earning the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Florida...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United news: De Gea, Van Gaal, Sir Alex, Bebe

Time for one of our two daily Manchester United news and notes update posts. The international break is almost over. (It is lengthy isn’t it?) The Red Devils play West Bromwich Albion on Monday night, here’s the television info. And here’s out Man United news and notes column: Manchester United flop Bebe will return to England and be a star, says Benfica boss http://t.co...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United open up David De Gea contract extension talks

 Update: As David de Gea supplants Iker Casillas as Spain #1 GK, the his career stock continues to take off even higher. Manchester United are “planning discussions over an improved contract with their goalkeeper and hope to ratify a new long-term deal soon.” {Daily Mail} This is of course in response to the Real Madrid interest. According to Marca, Real Madrid are eyeing...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United vs West Bromwich Albion TV info

Manchester United has their final “easing into it” match of the 2014-15 Premier League season’s beginning. From here on out, it only gets rougher. On Monday, coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by fourth-place Manchester United and midfielder Angel Di Maria, who has three goals and three assists in five appearances since joining the club...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Geno Smith: Jets could be his first, and last NFL gig

Geno Smith is just not very good at playing professional football. Yesterday he averaged just 4.4 yards per attempt today as the New York Jets fell to 1-5 on the season. With his 4-6 TD to INT ratio on the season and passer rating of only 69.3, he is not progressing at all. Since being drafted with the 39th overall pick in 2013, Smith has accumulated a career passer rating of just...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rex Ryan will keep his job until the end of the season

The New York Jets lost yet again yesterday; falling to 1-5 on the season. There’s plenty of blame to pass around, but don’t have Geno Smith pass the blame because he can’t pass anything very well. He now has a 4-6 TD to INT ratio on the season; and a passer rating of just 69.3. His career passer rating is even worse (67.2) and the Jets have been the laughingstock of the NFL...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rex Ryan will keep his job until end of season

The New York Jets lost yet again; falling to 1-5. There’s plenty of blame to pass around, although don’t have Geno Smith pass that blame because he can’t pass very well. With his 4-6 TD to INT ratio on the season, his passer rating is just 69.3. Smith, for his career has a passer rating of just 67.2 and the Jets have been the laughingstock of the NFL punditocracy for the past...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City TV info

The international break feels like it takes forever, doesn’t it? That’s why Premier League season is indeed so long. Well, Tottenham Hotspur fans, a big game is coming up and it’s not that far off. Second-place Manchester City, last season’s champions, and forward Sergio Aguero (five goals in seven Premier League appearances) hosting sixth-place Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea FC trio rated best performing Premier League players

Given the fast start for Chelsea FC this season, it’s not surprising to find that three Chelsea FC players rank at the very top of the findings in the EA Sports Player Performance Index, as published in Sportsmail. Costa was the signing of the summer in the Premier League. The superstar, and league leader in scoring is a big part of what the Blues are fulfilling preseason expectations...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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