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Man United News: David De Gea, Robin van Persie, Sergio Ramos

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 jetting down in the Spanish capital will not be a happy sight for Manchester United fans however...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tottenham News: Holtby, Alderweireld, Llorente, Capoue

Time to talk Tottenham Hotspur news, notes and transfer rumors. We start with Lewis Holtby. -(ESPN FC) Tottenham have confirmed that Lewis Holtby has agreed a permanent transfer to Hamburg. Holtby, 24, joined Spurs in January 2013, but struggled to cement a starting role at White Hart Lane before joining Fulham on loan a year later. -(Daily Mirror) Tottenham are stepping up their...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Hernandez, Young, Falcao, Gundogan, Nani

Time to talk Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. We start with Javier Hernandez, or Chicharito, who shattered his collarbone last night, and will miss the entire Gold Cup. -There’s Hernandez news on two fronts, injury and transfer rumors. Hernandez will be out 4-8 weeks with the latest setback, and that will obviously impede upon his preseason training regimen....
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea News: Cuadrado, Luis, Begovic, Falcao, De Bruyne, Remy

Time to talk Chelsea news, notes and transfer rumors. We begin with the latest on a wayward Colombian striker trying to regain his form. -(The Guardian) Monaco forward Radamel Falcao has completed the formalities of his move to Chelsea and will link up with his new club on their pre-season tour of North America, according to his family. -(The Telegraph) Chelsea are set to make...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Javier Hernandez, Ashely Young, Radamel Falcao

Time to talk Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. We start with Javier Hernandez, or Chicharito, who shattered his collarbone last night, and will miss the entire Gold Cup. -There’s Hernandez news on two fronts, injury and transfer rumors. Hernandez will be out 4-8 weeks with the latest setback, and that will obviously impede upon his preseason training regimen....
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

L.A. Lakers have two big offseason issues to resolve

It’s extremely rare for the L.A. Lakers to be this down for this long. Rough times in Lakerland means a vast overhaul is required this summer. A massive sea change is needed to make the team competitive again.  L.A. Lakers 2015-16 Projected Depth Chart (before the drafting of D’Angelo Russell and Larry Nance): C: *Jordan Hill/Robert Sacre PF: #Ed Davis/Julius Randle/Ryan Kelly...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler locked up, Chicago Bulls have two more needs to fill

With the top priority of the summer taken care of (Jimmy Butler re-signed), the Chicago Bulls front office can now move on to their next two main issues. Chicago Bulls Offseason Team Needs: 1. Lock-up Butler: Jimmy Butler is about to get PAID. The former Marquette standout turned down an extension offer from the Bulls last offseason, and it was a brilliant move since he is coming...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Articulating Bo Ryan’s legacy with ESPN’s Jill Montgomery

Wisconsin Badgers Coach Bo Ryan has accomplished so much in college basketball. He’ll have one more year to achieve anything else on his checklist. Wisconsin has certainly seen its share of coaching turnover in the revenue producing sports as of late. Both Gary Andersen and Bret Bielema left the football program for new jobs elsewhere in the country. Bo Ryan, on the other hand...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN, Jill Montgomery help grow NCAA Track & Field

It’s trending upward for ESPN’s Jill Montgomery, NCAA Track & Field, and ESPN’s expanded coverage of the NCAA Track & Field Championships. The  first year of a new format led to record viewership for the event. Montgomery is one of the premier college reporters in the game today. Jill was gracious enough to join our podcast this week, and the growth of track...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Chicharito, Sergio Ramos, Jonny Evans

Time to talk Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. We start with Javier Hernandez, or Chicharito, who injured his collarbone, and is a doubt for the Gold Cup. -(Chron) Mexico lost star striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez in the 39th minute when he tumbled to the grass with a Honduras player. Hernandez immediately grabbed near his shoulder...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Van Persie, Turan, Nani, Wilson

Time to talk Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. We start with RVP. -(Mirror) Robin van Persie is being driven out of Manchester United and sold behind his back. That is the astonishing claim of Pierre van Hooijdonk, a former Feyenoord and Holland team-mate of the United striker. United are willing to listen to offers for Van Persie this summer...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Confederate Flag claims Dukes of Hazzard as next casualty

We didn’t need yet another reason to relegate the Confederate flag to the dustbin of history, but we got anyway tonight. The 1970s television series, the Dukes of Hazzard, is being pulled off TV Land. Sorry, no more re-runs for you. A few days ago, we published an op-ed on how rabid SEC football fans will likely handle the confederate flag take down trend. In that essay we said...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadians are taking over college basketball (sort of)

ESPN’s Jay Bilas and Seth Greenberg did a conference call for the media to preview the college hoops season and the topic of Canadian hoops came up. Canada and basketball have come so far since the days when The Simpsons made Canadian basketball the butt of a very funny joke. From Bill Wennington to Steve Nash to the last two #1 overall draft picks, to this podcast… Canadian...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Five most popular NHL stories ever: Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day everybody! That’s write today is Canadian Independence Day, and to celebrate we’re posting the five most popular hockey stories of all time during the seven year history of The Sports Bank. Yes, we’re celebrating Canada’s national past time by posting links to the most popular hockey stories in the history of the site. As much as I myself enjoy the game...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea FC News: Turan, Lacazette, Falcao, Begovic, Alderweireld

Time to talk Chelsea news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. -(Daily Express) Arsenal and Chelsea have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette after his agent confirmed he wants to leave Lyon. -(Daily Express) Atletico Madrid’s attacking midfielder Arda Turan could be heading to the Premier League with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea News: Turan, Lacazette, Falcao, Begovic, Alderweireld

Time to talk Chelsea news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. -(Daily Express) Arsenal and Chelsea have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette after his agent confirmed he wants to leave Lyon. -(Daily Express) Atletico Madrid’s attacking midfielder Arda Turan could be heading to the Premier League with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal News: Vidal, Sanchez, Ramsey, Podolski, Lacazette

Time to talk Arsenal news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. We start with Arturo Vidal of course; the most polarizing figure of this summer transfer window. Are the Gunners in or out for Vidal? Depends on who you talk to and who you believe. -(Daily Mirror) Arsenal have withdrawn their interest in Arturo Vidal and Morgan Schneiderlin. Arsene Wenger was tracking the...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: De Gea, Van Gaal, Rojo, Nani, Ramos

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. Time to talk Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. We start with David de Gea being ordered...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN gives Melanie Collins Hot Dog eating contest gig

Former bikini model and Penn State alum (class of 2008) Melanie Collins keeps taking a fast-tracked escalator up the ranks. She’s filled in for Michelle Beadle on SportsNation in the past; and today ESPN announced Collins got the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition gig. That’s an even cushier job than you might think it is, as people do actually watch this thing, held...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Julie Johnston should have drawn a red card

Julie Johnston really got away with one last night. The officials helped her and the United States out tremendously. The USWNT beat the #1 ranked side in the world, Germany, in commanding fashion. The American defense shut out the German attack, the highest scoring team in the tournament with 20 goals, completely. Deutschland never had any organically set up scoring chances. The...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: De Gea, Van Gaal, Turan, Rojo, Falcao

Time to talk Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. We start with David de Gea being ordered to go back to work by Manager Louis van Gaal. AS cover says Van Gaal has ordered De Gea to get back to work this Monday. pic.twitter.com/BXiSi0v3Kf — Man Utd News (@SirAlexStand) July 1, 2015 -(Daily Express) Atletico Madrid’s attacking midfielder...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea News: Luis, Turan, Cech, Falcao, Begovic

Time to talk Chelsea news, notes and transfer rumors. Let’s go to work. Petr Cech received online death threats just minutes after leaving Chelsea for Arsenal. Here’s a lot more on that. -(The Telegraph) Chelsea made a £6 million bid for Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic as a replacement for Petr Cech -(The Sun) Chelsea expect to seal a £6m deal for Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic by...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: De Gea, Di Maria, Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin

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 Star) David de Gea faces a humiliating return to pre-season training and Manchester United next week – despite...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool News: Augustinsson, Adekanye, Abdennour, Clyne

It’s time to talk Liverpool news, notes and transfer rumors. Here’s the story lines trending in the world of all things Red. With the transfer window set to open in hours, expect a very exciting and interesting summer to continue. -(Daily Mirror) Liverpool are in talks to sign outspoken Sweden Under-21 defender Ludwig Augustinsson. -(Daily Star) Liverpool are closing on a triple...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Petr Cech received death threats over move from Chelsea to Arsenal

Petr Cech ended his 11 year career at Chelsea admirably. He was stellar during the decade plus he spent at Stamford Bridge, but it was time to for him to move on and seek first team opportunities elsewhere. He wasn’t going to unseat Thibaut Courtois at the Bridge, but he’ll be the favorite to win the #1 jersey at Arsenal. There are now four goalkeepers vying for playing time...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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