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Tottenham tell Heung-Min Son not to buy Arsenal colored car

The final Tottenham Hotspur signing of the summer transfer window Heung-Min Son joined the team from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. He was the third major signing of the summer for Tottenham. Toby Alderweireld, Clinton N’Jie were the first two. Since moving to White Hart Lane, Heung-Min Son has learned there are restrictions on what color automobile he is to purchase. In...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea FC will be without Thibaut Courtois for “quite a long time”

More bad news for Chelsea, who have only taken four points from their first four Premier League matches. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be missing for quite some time. The Blues are off to a rough start in their title defense, and it’s not going to get any easier with the knee injury to their #1 much worse than expected. Asmir Begovic, acquired this summer from Stoke City...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur told Heung-Min Son not to buy a red car (due to Arsenal)

The final Tottenham Hotspur signing of the summer transfer window Heung-Min Son joined the team from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. He was the third major signing of the summer for Tottenham. Toby Alderweireld, Clinton N’Jie were the first two. Since moving to White Hart Lane, Heung-Min Son has learned there are restrictions on what color automobile he is to purchase. In...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New Man United Supporters clubs sprout up worldwide

As the world’s most popular and most recognizable sports brand, Manchester United attracts and inspires some ambitious followers. The latest surveys claim that Manchester United have about 680,000,000 million supporters world wide. That means you have large, fun-loving Manchester United  supporters clubs in cities all over the world. Behold the newest edition: Less than 24...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Louis van Gaal says there is no rift between him and his players

There was a huge story dominating European football yesterday. You read the reports- Senior players at Manchester United had confronted Manager Louis van Gaal due to his tactics and his philosophy. So how much of this story is smoke, and how much of it is fire? One thing we know is that this narrative probably wouldn’t be prominent if United was in first or second place. Winning...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

#5 Michigan State vs #7 Oregon Ducks game preview

Like Kermit the Frog told us, “it’s not easy being green.” It’s the primary color of both teams playing the primary college football game of the pre-conference. Well, sort of. The Oregon Ducks now have about 1,345 different team colors; because Oregon rolls out a new uniform for just about every drive of every game of every season in their entire history. For the Michigan...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Trojans version of “The U.” 30 for 30 upcoming

As Amory Blaine, the main character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel “This Side of Paradise” said “the only business people are interested in reading about is crooked business.” The best college football 30 for 30s, and some of the best overall in the series, revolve around the cesspool that engulfs college football. “Pony Exce$$” was phenomenal, and it was exceeded...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings stadium swindle, Seattle drama featured in new 30 for 30

Make no mistake about it, the story of the Sacramento Kings staying put is the story of a sports franchise financially holding their hometown hostage in order to get a sweetheart deal on a new arena. That new arena will cost $477 million, with $255 million of that being funded by the City of Sacramento. The rest of the arena ($222 million) would be funded by the Sacramento Kings...
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Christen Press vs KC centerbacks the key matchup in NWSL semifinal

The position battle that will determine the NWSL semifinal between the Chicago Red Stars and FC Kansas City is clear- Christen Press and the Chicago forwards versus KC’s central defenders. “Christen Press is a very talented player, she’s probably one of the best when she gets in the box or right around the box, she’s so incredibly dangerous,” said Kansas City FC Defender...
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Julie Johnston helps grow USWNT, Red Stars brand

Julie Johnston is probably the favorite to win NWSL Defender of the Year and for good reason. She does a lot more than just protect the goal, get clear-outs and defend the Chicago Red Stars zone. She gets it out to the Chicago attack and gets an assist here and there. Last week she beautifully set up Press on a header for the Red Stars only goal, coming in the 90′. The Red Stars’ profile...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

David de Gea signs four year extension with Man United

Time for your daily David de Gea updates. What had seemed like a never ending soap opera has now officially reached his conclusion. De Gea will stay at Manchester United. We have closure now after several months of discussion and conjecture. It’s official! De Gea has signed a four year contract with an option for a fifth. As this season is the final year of his current deal...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Martial will be eased into action, says Van Gaal

Manchester United‘s final acquisition of the summer transfer window, Anthony Martial, will be eased into action, said  Manager Louis van Gaal today. The Red Devils acquired the 19-year-old striker from Ligue 1 side Monaco for a transfer fee of £36 million, which made him the third most expensive signing in club history. With add-ons the sum could rise to £58.8 million...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Gaal press conference previewing Liverpool (video)

Here is the Louis van Gaal press conference held today ahead of Manchester United‘s rivalry game against Liverpool. The full YouTube is embedded below. The session included signing and chanting by Van Gaal.  There was a huge story dominating European football yesterday. You read the reports- Senior players at Manchester United had confronted Manager Louis van Gaal due to his...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Louis van Gaal chants in presser; dismisses stories of discord

There was a huge story dominating European football yesterday. You read the reports- Senior players at Manchester United had confronted Manager Louis van Gaal due to his tactics and his philosophy. So how much of this story is smoke, and how much of it is fire? One thing we know is that this narrative probably wouldn’t be prominent if United was in first or second place. Winning...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

De Gea on verge of signing new United deal, confirms Van Gaal

Time for your daily David de Gea update.  Yesterday, brought the news of  Real Madrid Florentino Perez admitting that his club will not even bother to the pursue De Gea in the January transfer window. Now today brings the news that De Gea and United are talking contract extension. The goalkeeper’s current deal expires at the end of this current season. The very first question...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings, Kevin Johnson subject of upcoming 30 for 30

Make no mistake about it, the story of the Sacramento Kings staying put is the story of a sports franchise financially holding their hometown hostage in order to get a sweetheart deal on a new arena. That new arena will cost $477 million, with $255 million of that being funded by the City of Sacramento. The rest of the arena ($222 million) would be funded by the Sacramento Kings...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Trojans version of “The U.” 30 for 30 is coming

As Amory Blaine, the main character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel “This Side of Paradise” said “the only business people are interested in reading about is crooked business.” The best college football 30 for 30s, and some of the best overall in the series, revolve around the cesspool that engulfs college football. “Pony Exce$$” was phenomenal, and it was exceeded...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

USWNT D Julie Johnston’s star continues to rise

Julie Johnston is probably the favorite to win NWSL Defender of the Year and for good reason. She does a lot more than just protect the goal, get clear-outs and defend the Chicago Red Stars zone. She gets it out to the Chicago attack and gets an assist here and there. Last week she beautifully set up Press on a header for the Red Stars only goal, coming in the 90′. The Red Stars’ profile...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

De Gea in contract extension talks with United

Time for your daily David de Gea update.  Yesterday, brought the news of  Real Madrid Florentino Perez admitting that his club will not even bother to the pursue De Gea in the January transfer window. Now today brings the news that De Gea and United are talking contract extension. The goalkeeper’s current deal expires at the end of this current season. According to BBC Sport...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Gaal says United will beat Liverpool, won’t win league title

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal has certainly been on a candid kick lately. He’s not shy about speaking his mind, and never really has been. However, this is quite an extreme level of bluntness. Yesterday he admitted that his bosses overpaid for Anthony Martial and that they did so in as a favor to his successor. Which Van Gaal then said will be Ryan Giggs. These are...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho’s tactics mocked by Actor Will Ferrell

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho takes a lot of criticism for his “parking the bus” tactics. This practice became especially extreme down the stretch of the 2014-15 Premier League season. As Chelsea took off and built a wide separation at the top of the table from the rest of the league, the “bus” tactics ensued. Chelsea had already wrapped up the title and there was nothing...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United likely loaning James Wilson to the Championship league

Youngster James Wilson will be leaving Old Trafford for the season it appears, as there are multiple reports that he’ll be loaned out to a Championship side. So there’s yet another striker that Manchester United will remove from the depth chart for 2015-16. Chicharito was sold to Bayer Leverkusen. Adnan Januzaj has been loaned to Borussia Dortmund. So now it’s Wayne Rooney...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Christen Press vs KC central defense highlights NWSL semi

The position battle that will determine the NWSL semifinal between the Chicago Red Stars and FC Kansas City is clear- Christen Press and the Chicago forwards versus KC’s central defenders. “Christen Press is a very talented player, she’s probably one of the best when she gets in the box or right around the box, she’s so incredibly dangerous,” said Kansas City FC Defender...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rio Ferdinand totally rips current direction of Man United

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand absolutely ripped apart his former club. Ferdinand criticized the pace and style of the team, ripped the attacking third which he described as very tentative and unexciting to watch. Rio Ferdinand also dismissed the Red Devils chances of competing for a title in both the Premier League and the in the UEFA Champions League “Everything”...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Social Media hash tags for all 32 NFL teams

Here it is; the primary and secondary social media hash tags for all 32 NFL teams. Happy NFL kickoff. This comes to us via a social engagement company called Postano, You have the official hash tag for each NFL team, as well as the most used hash tag for each NFL team. Enjoy! TEAM HASHTAG #1 Use Last 30 days HASHTAG #2 Use Last 30 Days Arizona Cardinals #AZCardinals...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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