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Manchester United transfer rumors: Keane, Vidal, Kluivert, Van Gaal

The Daily Star today is suggesting that the Serie A powerhouses are very keen on Manchester United’s young star, Will Keane, while Arsenal are also monitoring the situation and could jump into the race to sign him as well. Keane has been out on loan at Wigan and is currently with QPR. -Previous Manchester United target Arturo Vidal is now being sought after by Chelsea. The Mirror...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United fans again now ruled by Class of 92

The Manchester United Film Class of 92 hit selected cinemas December 1st and was then released on DVD the next day, the 2nd of December. It centered around a very special group of players, with special emphasis on Ryan Giggs and David Beckham. With Giggsy now in charge for the final four games as caretaker Manager, and Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes as assistants, what’s old is now...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United denies hiring Louis van Gaal as new Manager

Louis Van Gaal has an impeccable track record and has suggested he will either work in England or retire after leading Holland at the World Cup this year. Old Trafford sources told ESPN FC that the club was moving toward hiring Van Gaal and Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Saturday that the hiring was a done deal. Following on from Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reporting yesterday...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

David Moyes thanks Man United supporters, seriously

David Moyes certainly drew the ire of Manchester United fans during his short tenure at Old Trafford. The Chosen One banner would have been forcibly removed had it not been for stadium security, and fans flew planes over the venue in order to protest his regime. Still, the editor of a leading Manchester United fanzine claims David Moyes sent him a message thanking the club’s fans...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

David Moyes thanks Man United supporters, seriously

David Moyes certainly drew the ire of Manchester United fans during his short tenure at Old Trafford. The Chosen One banner would have been forcibly removed had it not been for stadium security, and fans flew planes over the venue in order to protest his regime. Still, the editor of a leading Manchester United fanzine claims David Moyes sent him a message thanking the club’s fans...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

David Moyes thanks Man United supporters, seriously

David Moyes certainly drew the ire of Manchester United fans during his short tenure at Old Trafford. The Chosen One banner would have been forcibly removed had it not been for stadium security, and fans flew planes over the venue in order to protest his regime. Still, the editor of a leading Manchester United fanzine claims David Moyes sent him a message thanking the club’s fans...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA investigating Clippers Owner Donald Sterling over racist remarks

L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling has been much maligned for some time. He’s regarded to be one of the worst guys in the NBA. And the Donald Sterling news breaking this morning only further destroys his reputation. Donald Sterling does not want it broadcast that she is “associating with black people,” including Magic Johnson. If a player can get fined and suspended for mouthing...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: New Ryan Giggs banner replaces ‘The Chosen One’ sign

The Chosen One no more. David Moyes’ reign of terror at Manchester United ended Tuesday, and the final symbol of his tenure was removed on Thursday. The infamous ‘ The Chosen One ‘ banner was taken down from the Stretford End at Old Trafford. Today as the first day on the job for United Caretaker Manager Ryan Giggs, and without the Stretford End supporter group had a new banner...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO Illini QBs Wes Lunt and Reilly O’Toole singing Backstreet Boys

Illinois may have their next special quarterback in Wes Lunt. He has starting experience with the Oklahoma State Cowboys, having been recruited and coached by Mike “I’M A MAN! I’M 40!” Gundy, who was himself a star QB with Ok St. Now Wes Lunt is eligible this fall and has chance to 1.) show us what that potential NFL future hype is all about and 2.) lead the Fighting Illini...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Chris Colabello seriously leading the league in RBIs

This Chris Colabello story keeps getting better and better. Chris Colabello of the Minnesota Twins is seriously leading the American League in runs batted in. And it’s almost May. Then again, hey, Dayan Viciedo of the Chicago White Sox is leading the AL in batting average, so anything is possible now. This is an excerpt from Bob Wirz on Independent Baseball, on his blog IndyBaseballChatter...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert makes funny Chicago Cubs fans are drunk jokes

Stephen Colbert is on an extreme hot streak right now. He’s been bringing it every night, and everything he touches turns to gold. The #CancelColbert hashtag had the reverse effect- it increased his star power as Colbert became the successor to David Letterman, the most coveted of all late night talk spots. Stephen Colbert has a lot of Chicago ties too. He’s a Northwestern graduate...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Everton Goalkeeper Tim Howard in “Risk Everything”

Everton Goalkeeper Tim Howard may be the best at his position in the English Premier League. The part time broadcaster for NBC Sports and United States National Team keeper has had clean sheets aplenty this season, and on the strength of Tim Howard there’s still a chance the Toffees qualify for Champions League play. And once the season wraps up shortly…it’s not long before...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chelsea stars Eden Hazard and David Luiz star in new short film

Eden Hazard, David Luiz and Chelsea could be on the verge of a huge let down of a season, or perhaps a very memorable one. The Blues face Liverpool on Sunday in a game they need to have any chance of winning the Premier League title. Then on Wednesday they face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final second leg – with the chance for a double still hanging in the balance...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Wayne Rooney stars in sweet World Cup Nike Ad

Wayne Rooney, owner of the richest contract in English football history, got another nice paycheck from Nike for this sweet advertisement guaranteed to get you fired up for the World Cup. The Manchester United striker has obviously worked with Nike before, as United have a kit deal with the sportswear giant based in the Pacific Northwest United States. In this game of winner stays...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ryan Giggs referred to as David Moyes in first press conference

Ryan Giggs is well know to the Manchester United family, having played 962 matches for the club. He’s a icon; and member of the famed Class of ’92.  However, the United Media Relations professional still called Giggsy by the wrong name during his first press conference as caretaker manager. The team spokesperson accidentally referred to Ryan Giggs as “David” by mistake....
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern football union vote: everybody wins if NCAA model breaks

Today’s Northwestern football union vote is getting a lot of local and national media attention, but in the bigger picture, it’s small potatoes. The NU football players are employees by legal definition until ruled otherwise by the Federal National Labor Relations Board. The results of today’s secret ballot, which we will not know for at least a few months, do not change that...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have shut down their operations

The Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have ceased their business operations for the time being. Yes, the Bills will be playing without the support of the Buffalo Jills cheerleading squad during the 2014 NFL season. Yes, I found that name to be quite clever too. Nearly as clever as the Cincinnati Ben Gals, the name for the Bengals cheer squad. As of now the Buffalo Jills have cancelled all...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Harrison twins returning to Kentucky; not going to NBA

The Harrison twins are turning down the potential dollars of the NBA Draft, and will instead return to Lexington. According to Yahoo Sports, the Harrison twins announced today that they will return to the University of Kentucky next year for their sophomore season. It’s an interesting decision as Andrew Harrison began to find his groove late in the season and then during the NCAA...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mitch McGary declares for the NBA; makes sense given marijuana thing

I guess Mitch McGary, his agent and his handlers did the right thing. Surely, this is not the best of circumstances for the young Michigan Wolverines Center to leave school early for “league.” Mitch McGary missed pretty much his entire sophomore season due to injury, so he really would have best been served by staying for his junior year at Ann Arbor. Then, he failed a NCAA drug...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli raises awareness for National Grilled Cheese month

Chicago White Sox fans remember Jason Grilli? No? Well that’s understandable as he started eight games for the Sox and had a miserable 7.40 ERA on the southside in 2004. It took 13 seasons, but Grilli has found himself in the Major Leagues last season. He was the closer, 33 saves on a Pittsburgh Pirates team that went to the postseason for the first time in 20+ years. Jason Grilli...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Gisele Bundchen issues WED challenge

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Actors Don Cheadle and Ian Somerhalder and footballer Yaya Toure – all UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors – have launched a challenge to see who can rally the most registered activities for World Environment Day 2014. Yes, the wife of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is United Nations Environment Programme Ambassador, and Gisele Bundchen has some new initiatives...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: O’Reilly’s racist interview with Coach Cal clowned by Stephen Colbert

“Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out,” is Coach Cal’s new book that you’ve heard about incessantly. John Calipari’s new tome has been HEAVILY PUBLICIZED as Coach Cal is on the junket of all junkets! (I know, “junket” is a term reserved for film, not books, but you get the idea) Talk about “making the media rounds!”Calipari has been on TV more than John Clayton...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bradley Roby in trouble again; time to sell his NFL Draft stock

It shocks me to no end when I see Bradley Roby in the first round of NFL mock drafts. We can start with the fact that his junior year fell way below expectations on the field. Maybe he wasn’t fully 100% healthy, but that again is another concern. Considering his off the field issues; with another one popping up today, it’s time to take him out of the first round of your NFL mock...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Simeone: get to know a Manchester United Manager Candidate

Could Diego Simeone of Atlético Madrid be the next Manchester United Manager? Well, we do know who’s not coaching them: Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp. He said for a second time publicly that he’s not interested in coming to Old Trafford. So we can shoot down those rumors now. Louis van Gaal appears to be the favorite and we’ve profiled him here and here. Yesterday we...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

United remove ‘The Chosen One’ banner; Fergie stubbornly stuck by Moyes

The Chosen One no more. David Moyes’ reign of terror at Manchester United ended Tuesday, but the final symbol if his tenure was removed on Thursday. The infamous ‘ The Chosen One ‘ banner was taken down from the Stretford End at Old Trafford. Moyes backlash got so strong that the chosen one banner had to be guarded by security out of fear that it would be ripped down by angry...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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