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Jordyn Wieber meets Justin Bieber (pic), rocks ESPYs

This Jordyn Wieber article is from new Sports Bank contributor Helen Salinger. Oh, Jordyn Wieber, you looked so cute at the ESPYs the other night rocking that little purple dress. Too bad you’re also a Justin Bieber fanatic, too. Jordyn Wieber, the Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast who is also a self-described Belieber, met Justin Bieber recently and tweeted out the news along...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Stacey Dales of NFL Network: photos and bio

Stacey Dales left ESPN in November 2008 after a contract dispute in which she was denied first class flight privileges during cutbacks. She claimed a sexist double standard. Stacy Dales, a 6-foot two-time All-American the University of Oklahoma who also played in the WNBA, is a native of Collingwood, Ontario. On August 31, 2009 the NFL Network announced that Dales would be co-host...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kate Middleton: wait for Kate not so great; she’s late!

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William have abruptly left the Middleton family estate at Bucklebury Berkshire for London via helicopter on Friday. This has GOT to be for real now. I’ve also seen reports on the Internet that beaucoup police are surrounding St. Mary’s Hospital where Kate Middleton is supposed to give birth to His or Her Royal Highness...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Biggs likes ALL CAPS FONT! doesn’t like eating Shark

Jason Biggs, star of the “American Pie” movies and uhm….uh…..uhmmmmmm….well he is appearing in the series Orange is the New Black, which premiered on Netflix July 11. Jason Biggs gave an interview to Us Weekly, and unlike everything else ever published in US Weekly, the piece doesn’t attempt to destroy all your brain cells. The Jason Biggs bit not only doesn’t dumb...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks will be represented in 2014 Sochi Olympics

The NHL and its Players’ Association agreed today to allow its players to represent their home countries in the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia. The Chicago Blackhawks will have their fair share heading to the games, whether fans want to see them overseas or not. Here is a list of who will go, should go, and could go to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. LOCKS Jonathan Toews (CAN), Patrick...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Golf Channel personality Win McMurry (Phelps GF): photos and bios

Golf Channel hottie Win McMurry is Michael Phelps’ girlfriend, we have confirmation on that now. Yesterday I got a lame pitch letter from some PR hack asking me to publish pictures of Michael Phelps wearing a specific brand of loafers. And to write an editorial about said loafers. YEAH, I’LL GET RIGHT ON THAT! BREAKING NEWS. However, the letter said the pics of Phelps getting...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls summer league notes

This Chicago Bulls Summer League article comes from new contributor Jeremy Harris. Chicago Bulls 2013 first round draft pick, guard Tony Snell is averaging 10.7 points in 34 minutes but shooting just 35.7% from the field and 18.2% from three point range.  Significantly, he is averaging 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals.  He averaged only 2.6 rebounds in his third and final season...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NBA off-season losers

With the NBA off-season winding down, it is time to take a look back at which teams came away as losers this summer.  The Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks came away mightily disappointed as one team lost an All-Star and the other failed to sign one in free agency. Here is my breakdown of every NBA off-season free agent signing and trade. Check out my NBA off-season winners...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bulls PG Marquis Teague’s Summer (League) of Content

Last Year’s Las Vegas NBA Summer League represented the first glimpse that Chicago Bulls’ swingman Jimmy Butler was primed for a big step forward in his second NBA season.  It’s similar for Marquis Teague this year. After a strike-shortened 2011-12 campaign that led to the cancellation of the summer leagues in 2011, Butler averaged 20.8 points per game, 6.5 rebounds and...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs prospect Dan Vogelbach: big personality, big potential

The walk-up music for Dan Vogelbach says it all. Whenever the Kane County Cougars first baseman comes up to bat, the Stadium audio blares the “BIG BOY” snippet from Nelly’s “Air Force Ones” over and over. You know it well, the refrain from the 2002 hip-hop hit. This music choice shows you that the 5’11″ 250 pound Chicago Cubs super-prospect has a grounded sense of self...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers continuing series with NIU: Huskers vs Huskies

It’s Husky vs. Husker. The Nebraska Cornhuskers will face Northern Illinois at Memorial Stadium in 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023, as changes to the Big Ten Conference schedule have forced the schools to make adjustments to the series originally agreed upon at the end of last year. The Big Ten recently went to a nine game schedule. Sept. 16, 2017 the NIU Huskies will travel to Lincoln...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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Jay Cutler rocks '80s style for charity shindig

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler and his famous-for-being-famous wife Kristin Cavallari threw an ’80s shindig tonight. Jay wore a D.A.R.E. to keep kids off drugs t-shirt, and bright orange shorts. Hot Pants style! KristinCav wore the exact same thing you see above Here’s the pic via the Twitter account of the Chicago Tribune’s Fred Mitchell The party was at Joe’s Bar on Weed...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson documentary airing on MLBN

Hawk Harrelson and his wife are hosting a family party revolving around the MLB Network documentary “Hawk: The Colorful Life of Ken Harrelson,” airing at 6 p.m. CST tonight. I’m DVRing it, and will be back later on my Chicago sports media website to critique it. For me, watching MLB Network is about as exciting being on hold with the cable company or paying utility bills online...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State paying out $60 million to Jerry Sandusky victims

Penn State trustees have approved a sum of $60 million to be paid to the child sex abuse victims of Jerry Sandusky, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this morning. Jerry Sandusky was convicted and will live out the remainder of his life in prison. Before resigning his post at Penn State, Sandusky was the Defensive Coordinator and #2 guy to Joe Paterno in the Penn State hierarchy...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame football enters into deal with Gator, Music City Bowls

The Gator and Music City Bowls have agreed to share selections for one of its participating teams with the Big Ten Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame football. Yes, Notre Dame football will now fall into the Music City Bowl and Gator Bowl selection processes, despite not being a part of the ACC. This agreement runs for a term of six years starting in the...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs uberprospect profile Albert Almora

As we’re just two weeks away from the MLB Trade Deadline, we’re looking at some of the biggest MILB prospect names that will be brought up by MLB GMs. Not saying any of these guys will be traded, but all of them will be talked about. Some are actually on the table; others are not. Albert Almora passes the eye test before he even swings the bat. And he has the tools too. You can...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NBA off-season winners

With the NBA off-season winding down, it is time to take a look back at which teams came away as winners this summer.  At the top of my list, the Brooklyn Nets who went all-in by acquiring two future Hall of Famers. Here is my breakdown of every NBA off-season free agent signing and trade. Brooklyn Nets Mikhail Prokhorov went all in this summer by acquiring Kevin Garnett and Paul...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari ’80s party with Billy Ocean TONIGHT!

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler and his famous-for-being-famous wife Kristin Cavallari are throwing an ’80s shindig in a couple weeks. And for $60, you’re invited. For $175, you’re invited as a V.I.P. If that price seems a bit steep, remember it’s all for a great cause. Cutler is throwing this party to raise money for his charity. I really hope this party involves Jay Cutler...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Diamondbacks prospect Archie Bradley: big OU Sooners fan

As we’re just two weeks away from the MLB Trade Deadline, we’re looking at some of the biggest MILB prospect names that will be brought up by MLB GMs. Not saying any of these guys will be traded, but all of them will be talked about. Some are actually on the table; others are not. And yes, watching Low A baseball is WAY BETTER than watching the ESPYs. No question. Archie Bradley...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians top prospect Francisco Lindor: #1 SS

As we’re just two weeks away from the MLB Trade Deadline, we’re looking at some of the biggest MILB prospect names that will be brought up by MLB GMs. Not saying any of these guys will be traded, but all of them will be talked about. Some are actually on the table; others are not. The 8th overall pick in the 2011 MLB draft, shortstop Francisco Lindor is the next huge can’t...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians top prospect Francisco Lindor: #1 SS

As we’re just two weeks away from the MLB Trade Deadline, we’re looking at some of the biggest MILB prospect names that will be brought up by MLB GMs. Not saying any of these guys will be traded, but all of them will be talked about. Some are actually on the table; others are not. The 8th overall pick in the 2011 MLB draft, shortstop Francisco Lindor is the next huge can’t...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlos Delfino comes back to the Milwaukee Bucks

Swingman Carlos Delfino was also signed by the Bucks, General Manager John Hammond announced yesterday today. Delfino  returns to the Bucks after spending the 2012-13 season with the Houston Rockets, where he averaged 10.6 points while shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc in 67 games. Prior to signing with Houston last offseason, Delfino wore a Bucks uniform for three seasons...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Details on Milwaukee Bucks Zaza Pachulia signing

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free-agent center Zaza Pachulia, who returns for his second stint with the Bucks after also spending the 2004-05 season in Milwaukee. A native of Tbilisi, Georgia, Pachulia was selected by Orlando with the 42nd overall pick in 2003. After appearing in 59 games for the Magic during his rookie season, Pachulia was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel explains himself at SEC Media Day

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel took the mic today for SEC Media Day, and the event is the highlight of the 2013 college football preseason. Well, Johnny Manziel answering questions about his off-the-field issues is certainly the highlight of SEC and any other college football media day; that’s for sure. “There’s a lot of rumors out there, a lot of talk. I’ve been very eager...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kate Middleton, PLEASE have the baby now!

My public plea to Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge: Will you please have your baby already, or at least just go into labor? The media used to call Kate Middleton Waitey Katie because she was dating Prince William for so long before His Royal Highness of Boring popped the question. And now Kate Middleton is turning the tables and making us wait to see when she’s going to give...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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