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Tottenham Hotspur News: Townsend, Berahino, N’Jie, Walker, Lennon

Here’s the latest Tottenham Hotspur news, notes and transfer rumors. Today’s edition is driven mostly with conversation surrounding one potential swap deal. It’s the floating transfer rumor of a potential swap deal between Spurs and West Brom. They want Andros Townsend and White Hart Lane wants Saido Berahino. Big changes are supposedly coming as there was a report in the...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Nani, Van Persie, Boateng, Powell, Firmino

Here’s the latest Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. -(Daily Star Sunday) Manchester United‘s chances of signing Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng could be wrecked – by his girlfriend. -(Sunday Mirror) Nani looks set to finally end his Manchester United career with a £6 million move to Fenerbahce. Meanwhile….. -(Mirror) Fenerbahce are stepping up their...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tottenham News: Townsend, Salah, Alderweireld, Dembele, Rabiot, Lennon

Here’s the latest Tottenham Hotspur news, notes and transfer rumors. Tottenham are ready for a huge summer clear-out in the hope that up to 10 first-team players will leave the club, according to a story in the Sunday Telegraph. -(Daily Star Sunday) Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah is a target for Tottenham. –The Sunday Times had an item on a long rumored Chelsea target: Tottenham...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea News: Salah, Umtiti, Alderweireld, Witsel, Dembele, Stones, Pepe

Here’s the latest Chelsea news, notes and transfer rumors. -(ESPN FC) Axel Witsel is also considering where his future lies after announcing he wants to leave Zenit St. Petersburg this summer, but United, Chelsea and Juventus might have to play the waiting game over a reported £24 million bid for the 26-year-old. -(Daily Star Sunday) Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah is a target...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky: the 2015 NBA Draft “class clown”

Somewhere along his journey to the NBA Draft Frank Kaminsky made a fantastic social adaptation. From growing up in Naperville to prepping at Benet Academy (Lisle, IL) to his four years at the University of Wisconsin, Frank the Tank grew into an affable personality with a quirky sense of humor. Some considered him awkward due to his height. So Kaminsky used comedy as a way to fit...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Devin Booker be the next Klay Thompson?

Devin Booker is a member of Kentucky’s seven strong 2015 NBA Draft class. (It would be eight if Alex Poythress had stayed healthy) Booker can really shoot the 3-ball, so he’ll be a prized pick for any team that prioritizes outside shooting. Booker entered his one-and-done year in Lexington as the #3 rated shooting guard, #7 overall. He joins Trey Lyles (#2 power forward, #6...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: David De Gea, Dayot Upamecano, Axel Witsel

Here’s the latest Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. Time for your daily David de Gea update. It’s a a never ending soap opera like Arturo Vidal was last summer. Will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Nothing is official yet of course, but here’s the latest headlines on the situation. -(Daily Mail) David De Gea has told his Manchester...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal News: Wilshere, Howedes, Cazorla, Van Dijk, Kondogbia

It’s Sunday, meaning that it’s juiciest day for transfer rumors. Time to talk Arsenal news and notes. We take a look at who might be coming/going to/from The Emirates this summer. -(Daily Star) Man Utd and Arsenal face rejection in their hunt for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk. -(The Sun) German defender Benedikt Howedes has rejected Arsenal to stay with Schalke. -(Daily...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Schweinsteiger, Van Dijk, Kane, Beckham

Here’s the latest Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. There’s a lot of talk about past players, current players, likely future players, almost players and rumored to be players. Whatever does or doesn’t actually happen amongst the scenarios listed below, Bastian Schweinsteiger is one really really fun name to say. -(Daily Mail) Former Bayern Munich great Franz...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal News: Carvalho, Cech, Ospina, Rudiger, Van Dijk

Obviously, the talk of goalkeeper Petr Cech moving from one side of London to the other has been dominating transfer conversation regarding Chelsea and Arsenal for many months. It looks like the transfer saga will soon end finally. And as Cech moves from one rival to the other, it reminds us of the old Jerry Seinfeld comedy routine; when it comes down to it, we’re all just ...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool News: Sterling, Firmino, Clyne, Borini, Mertens

Here’s the latest Liverpool news, notes and transfer rumors. There’s a lot of talk about soon-to-be-former players, current players, likely future players, almost players and rumored to be players. -(Daily Mirror) Liverpool are weighing up an 11th-hour attempt to hijack Manchester United‘s capture of Roberto Firmino. -(Daily Express) Liverpool are considering pursuing a...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Vidal, Otamendi, Januzaj, Firmino, Clyne

Here’s the latest Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. There’s a lot of talk about past players, current players, likely future players, almost players and rumored to be players. -(Daily Mirror) Liverpool are weighing up an 11th-hour attempt to hijack Manchester United‘s capture of Roberto Firmino. -(Daily Express) Liverpool are considering pursuing a deal...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Sweden’s Kosovare Asllani: one to watch in round of 16

We’ve profiled numerous Women’s World Cup players that you need to keep an eye on during these games. Up next is Kosovare Asllani, a Swedish footballer of Kosovo-Albanian descent, who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain in the French Division 1 Féminine and and the (obviously) the Sweden women’s national football team. Prior to PSG she played her club ball with Kristianstads...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Dakari Johnson be a NBA first round draft pick?

Former Kentucky Wildcats Center Dakari Johnson looks like an NBA first round draft pick. He’s young, unpolished, but full of potential. He could be a tremendous project for a NBA GM. Even with two seasons under his belt in Lexington, there is still some rawness to him. Johnson was in fact the youngest player on the 2013-2014 team that lost to UConn in the national title game...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Ronaldo, Vidal, Otamendi, Hernandez

Here’s the latest Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. There’s a lot of talk about past players, current players, likely future players, almost players and rumored to be players. No transfer rumors regarding Ronaldo coming back to Manchester, but a story that’s still compelling- -(CNN) He’s already a star but now “Galatico” Cristiano Ronaldo can...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea News: Obi Mikel, Koke, Witsel, Alderweireld, Luis, Bamford

It’s the summer, and since there’s no action on the pitch, it’s time to talk off the pitch transactions. (Potential transactions actually) Here’s the latest Chelsea news, notes and transfer rumors. -(ESPN FC) New Ludogorets boss Bruno Ribeiro is hopeful his relationship with Jose Mourinho will help him lure some Chelsea players to the club for loan spells in the upcoming...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool News: Sterling, Illarramendi, Gomez, Ocampos

It’s the summer, and since there’s no action on the pitch, it’s time to talk off the pitch transactions. (Potential transactions actually) Liverpool are eyeing at least five more summer signings as Brendan Rodgers continues his Anfield overhaul; says a report in the Daily Mirror. Here’s the latest Liverpool news, notes and transfer rumors. -(The Guardian) Liverpool hope...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea News: Oscar, Petr Cech, Charlie Austin, Loic Remy

It’s the summer, and since there’s no action on the pitch, it’s time to talk off the pitch transactions. (Potential transactions actually) Here’s the latest Chelsea news, notes and transfer rumors. -(The Independent) Arsenal have agreed to sell David Ospina to Fenerbahce for 5.5 million euros (£3.9million) as Petr Cech is on the verge of joining the club after being given...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Update on Chicago Bulls Taj Gibson recovery timetable

With all the questions surrounding the Chicago Bulls this offseason, we might overlook the issue of Taj Gibson‘s health. That’s understandable, as Gibson often goes overlooked during the regular season. And given how the Bulls weren’t able to exploit their frontcourt advantage enough versus the Cleveland Cavaliers in the post-season…well, let’s just say the national NBA...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly leading Cubs 7th inning stretch Monday

Notre Dame Football Coach Brian Kelly will lead the 7th inning stretch and throw out the first ball at Wrigley Field Monday night. I’m sure Kelly will do a fine job with both of these tasks, but that’s not what’s news here. A chance for ND football, the Chicago Cubs and especially the South Bend Cubs to increase their brand awareness does not qualify as news. What’s news...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal News: Ospina, Schneiderlin, Cech, Wilshere, Dangote

It’s the summer, and since there’s no action on the pitch, it’s time to talk off the pitch transactions. (Potential transactions actually) Here’s the latest Arsenal news, notes and transfer rumors. -(The Independent) Arsenal have agreed to sell David Ospina to Fenerbahce for 5.5 million euros (£3.9million) as Petr Cech is on the verge of joining the club after being given...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Nani, Kane, Schweinsteiger, Di Maria

It’s the summer, and since there’s no action on the pitch, it’s time to talk off the pitch transactions. (Potential transactions actually) Here’s the latest Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. -(Daily Mirror) Tottenham striker Harry Kane has declared himself ‘flattered’ to be linked with a summer switch to Manchester United – but says he is happy at...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tottenham News: Kane, Schneiderlin, Trippier, Lloris, Perin, N’Zonzi

It’s the summer, and since there’s no action on the pitch, it’s time to talk off the pitch transactions. (Potential transactions actually) Here’s the latest Tottenham Hotspur news, notes and transfer rumors. -(Daily Mirror) Tottenham striker Harry Kane has declared himself ‘flattered’ to be linked with a summer switch to Manchester United – but says he is happy at...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: De Gea, Van Persie, Schneiderlin, Fabinho, Otamendi

It’s the summer, and since there’s no action on the pitch, it’s time to talk off the pitch transactions. (Potential transactions actually) Here’s the latest Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. -(Daily Express) Manchester United are on the verge of selling Robin van Persie to Galatasaray. -(Daily Express) Tottenham are hoping to persuade Morgan Schneiderlin...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Julie Johnston: USA’s breakout star this World Cup

Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan obviously play completely different positions, but there are striking similarities in their career arcs. Morgan was an unknown entering the 2011 World Cup. Because of her youth, she was not expected to play a leading role on the U.S. Women’s National Team. She defied expectations however, and scored timely goals that helped propel the USWNT to their...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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