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Anthony Martial handling expectations well says Van Gaal

It’s been a fairy tale beginning for Anthony Martial. Hopes are, have been and will continue to be, very high for him. Martial mania really began to ramp up when he announced his arrival with authority versus Liverpool. Martial came on in the 65′ and scored in the 86′; put United’s arch-rivals on ice. Old Trafford acquired the teenage striker from Ligue 1 side Monaco for...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

James Wilson signs contract extension with Man United

Youngster James Wilson won’t be leaving Old Trafford this season. Today, it was officially announced that he signed a four year contract extension with an option for a fifth. Here’s the Tweet from United’s official account. James Wilson has signed a new contract at #mufc until June 2019 with an option to extend for a further year. pic.twitter.com/SRkTX2tQBW — Manchester...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Minor League All-Star Team: Outfielders

Today, we complete the third annual Sports Bank Cubs minor league All-Star roster by naming the starting outfield.  We chose who we consider to be the three most deserving outfielders regardless of position. Previously, we named pitchers; a catcher and first baseman; and a second baseman, shortstop and third baseman to our squad. 1) Billy McKinney:  Acquired in a trade from...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Corey Clement injury, Cornhuskers issues make Big Ten West wide open

Wisconsin Badgers tailback Corey Clement will be out for the next four-to-six weeks due to sports hernia surgery. “Corey Clement has been dealing with some issues since before the Alabama game,” Wisconsin Head Coach Paul Chryst said. “He has been undergoing treatment since that time and has seen some progress but not to the point where our medical staff is satisfied. So after...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal FC Defender Gabriel receives 1 match ban from FA

Just three days ago, it had seemed that Arsenal had emerged victorious in their appeal to the Football Association regarding Gabriel. The Gunners Defender was sent off with a red card and faced a potential three match ban for what was deemed wrongdoing in Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea this past Saturday. Blues striker Diego Costa was charged by the FA for “an alleged act of...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal Defender Gabriel receives one match ban from FA

Just three days ago, it had seemed that Arsenal had emerged victorious in their appeal to the Football Association regarding Gabriel. The Gunners Defender was sent off with a red card and faced a potential three match ban for what was deemed wrongdoing in Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea this past Saturday. Blues striker Diego Costa was charged by the FA for “an alleged act of...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Louis van Gaal has a true Manager friend in Dick Advocaat

Finally, in Sunderland Manager Dick Advocaat, Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal actually has a fellow manager who is a true friend! Yes, this is indeed news. Truth be told Van Gaal has other friends in the football managerial world, it’s just that those relationships don’t get much media coverage. It’s the acrimony that sells, hence, it’s what gets covered. The...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Louis van Gaal press conference previewing Sunderland (video)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal gave a Press Conference this morning previewing the home fixture against last place Sunderland. “I don’t do what I think the media are writing, I do what I think I should do,” Van Gaal said in reference to a question about all the criticism his side took from the media early this season. Video of the Louis van Gaal Q&A is embedded...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Giveaway: Broadcast the Raiders Game Yourself This Weekend and Win a Jersey

Oakland is coming off an impressive last-minute win over Baltimore last week and will face the Cleveland “It’s Anyone’s Guess Why We’re Benching Johnny Football” Browns. The game airs on CBS and features two announcers you’ve probably never heard of before in Carter Blackburn and Chris Simms. (So that’s what happened to Chris Simms!) Well thanks to Rabble.TV, you...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Corey Clement injury, Nebraska’s issues open up Big Ten West

Wisconsin Badgers tailback Corey Clement will be out for the next four-to-six weeks due to sports hernia surgery. “Corey Clement has been dealing with some issues since before the Alabama game,” Wisconsin Head Coach Paul Chryst said. “He has been undergoing treatment since that time and has seen some progress but not to the point where our medical staff is satisfied. So after...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs minor league All-Star team Part Four: Outfielders

Today, we complete the third annual Sports Bank Cubs minor league All-Star roster by naming the starting outfield.  We chose who we consider to be the three most deserving outfielders regardless of position. Previously, we named pitchers; a catcher and first baseman; and a second baseman, shortstop and third baseman to our squad. 1) Billy McKinney:  Acquired in a trade from...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Julie Johnston, Christen Press named to NWSL Best XI team

s Julie Johnston and Christen Press, two players currently with the United States Women’s National Team on their victory tour, were named to National Women’s Soccer League best XI today. It’s the All-NBA first team of the NWSL. Press and Johnston shone the brightest of all the Chicago Red Stars, helping lead the team to the NWSL semi-finals. This was the first time in the Red...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Martial’s agent disputes Wenger’s “winger” remarks

Manchester United‘s final acquisition of the summer transfer window, Anthony Martial, has indeed lived up to the hype, and more. In four games with the Red Devils the 19-year-old striker acquired from Ligue 1 side Monaco has four goals already. Martial’s transfer fee was £36 million, making him the third most expensive signing in club history. With add-ons the sum could...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicted Man United starting XI vs Sunderland

Below you’ll find The Sports Bank’s Man United starting XI prediction. The Red Devils welcome Sunderland (20th place out of 20, dead last, with just two points, and -7 goal differential) to Old Trafford tomorrow. We based our predicted selections off of the two starting line-ups that Louis van Gaal utilized this week (at Southampton in league play, versus Ipswich Town in the...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

David de Gea proud to briefly serve as United Captain

What a remarkable feel-good journey it’s been for  Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. From desperately wanting out, and a move back to his hometown, to the transfer deadline day debacle to settling in at United and signing a contract extension. All in the span of a few weeks. Now you can add “United Captaincy” if only briefly to that list of eventful De Gea developments...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin still Crimson Tide OC, says school spokesperson

Josh Maxson is the Head Sports Information Director for Alabama Crimson Tide football. In other words, the Chief spokesperson/media relations/public relations whatever title you want to give him. Maxson confirmed that Lane Kiffin is still employed by the Crimson Tide football program. Yes, this is true despite all the insane Lane Kiffin rumors you’ve heard this morning and afternoon...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium expands NFL presence in London

More graphics and artist renderings were released of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium today, following up on the images that were first published in July. It’s going to be a lot more than just a replacement for White Hart Lane. The new grounds will also serve as a centerpiece of a recreational district in a London neighborhood that is known for having a bit of a rough reputation...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

London wants new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to host NFL franchise

Tottenham Hotspur are building a brand new state of the art facility to replace the historically charming, but aging poorly White Hart Lane. The NFL continues to force itself into the city of London; so this is a natural marriage in the making. According to the London newspaper The Sun, “Tottenham are looking to install a plastic pitch at their new stadium in a bid to become...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

London Mayor seeks NFL franchise for new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur are building a brand new state of the art facility to replace the historically charming, but aging poorly White Hart Lane. The NFL continues to force itself into the city of London; so this is a natural marriage in the making. According to the London newspaper The Sun, “Tottenham are looking to install a plastic pitch at their new stadium in a bid to become...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin rumors have zero credibility, as of now

Regarding Alabama Crimson Tide Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin, I heard a rumor….”I heard a rumor they say you’ve got a broken heart. I heard a rumor, yes I did boy, they say you got a broken heart.” (credit Bananarama) No seriously, Twitter has been blowing up all morning with mentions of Lane Kiffin, and all the narratives are quite interesting. The jokes being made...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Juan Mata selects his Man United Starting XI of former players

Midfielder Juan Mata is one of Manchester United’s main leaders in the locker room. From his blogging last season to the way he handled media opportunities during the post David de Gea transfer drama, Mata consistently shows leadership. His opinion counts and that’s why we’re interested to see his all time Manchester United starting XI of former players. No current players...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United Starting XI of former players chosen by Juan Mata

Midfielder Juan Mata is one of Manchester United’s main leaders in the locker room. From his blogging last season to the way he handled media opportunities during the post David de Gea transfer drama, Mata consistently shows leadership. His opinion counts and that’s why we’re interested to see his all time Manchester United starting XI of former players. No current players...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur give Wayne Gretzky kit, misspell his name

We all make errors, not just in our text but sometimes in our headlines. You can consider this a headline level failure by Tottenham Hotspur. It is the person’s actual name, printed on the Spurs kit. Behold “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky, or as they deemed him at White Hart Lane, Wayne Gretsky The classic difference between #AmericanEnglish and #BritishEnglish #Svs.Z http...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Playoffs Twitter: the worst cliches you’ll see

The Chicago Cubs are good again. They will be in the one game playoff, and very possibly the National League Division Series. This is a good thing. I am excited about it. However, I’m not excited about Cubs Playoffs Twitter. As I wrote on May 29th, in my fourth annual vivisection of Chicago Blackhawks Playoffs Twitter: look out. (Or Should I say “LOOK OUT!!!!!!”) Cubs Playoffs...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur make big blunder while honoring Wayne Gretzky

We all make errors, not just in our text but sometimes in our headlines. You can consider this a headline level failure by Tottenham Hotspur. It is the person’s actual name, printed on the Spurs kit. Behold “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky, or as they deemed him at White Hart Lane, Wayne Gretsky The classic difference between #AmericanEnglish and #BritishEnglish #Svs.Z http...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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