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Ancelloti has told Angel Di Maria he can join Man United if he wants

Manchester United are stepping up for Angel Di Maria. According to the Daily Mail mow, Manchester United are prepared to commit as much as £100 m to their pursuit of Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria. United already tabled a £40 million bid, but it was rejected. Carlo Ancelotti has told Angel Di Maria he can leave Real Madrid for Manchester United if he wants, claims The Sun. ...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State QB Braxton Miller might actually miss the whole season

Two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year, quarterback Braxton Miller, re-injured his throwing shoulder in practice on Monday. He might miss the season. Seriously, he could really miss the year. So to Buckeyes fans, quoting Kent Brockman “is this the time to panic, start cracking open each other’s heads and feast on the goo inside? I would say yes, Kent.” Ohio State officials...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United has signed Marcos Rojo

Marcos Rojo confirms that he is a member of Manchester United after a €20 million fee plus Nani on loan to Sporting Lisbon for a season was agreed upon.  The reports stem from respected Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, who claims on his website that an agreement has been reached. He writes: “Tomorrow he is expected in Manchester. Rojo is ready to sign a four-year contract...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcos Rojo confirms that he has joined Manchester United

Marcos Rojo confirms that he is a member of Manchester United after a €20 million fee plus Nani on loan to Sporting Lisbon for a season was agreed upon.  The reports stem from respected Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, who claims on his website that an agreement has been reached. He writes: “Tomorrow he is expected in Manchester. Rojo is ready to sign a four-year contract...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks, Kevin Hayes win Kevin Hayes sweepstakes

The Chicago Blackhawks are the latest team to gain a draft pick by losing one. Over the weekend, the time period to sign 2010 1st round draft pick Kevin Hayes ended with no resolution. Therefore, Hayes is allowed to sign anywhere he wants. Good for Hayes and good for the Chicago Blackhawks. Kevin Hayes has every right to bet on himself. He is also allowed to do so based on the NHL’s...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Simms probably won’t use “Redskins” during broadcasts

Phil Simms, legendary former New York Giants QB and current CBS NFL Analyst made the biggest news of NFL on CBS Media Day. As you no doubt have heard by now, CBS is leaving up to their on-air talent, whether or not they choose to use the name Redskins. “I would say right now I probably won’t use it,” Simms told reporters a couple hours ago. “If it’s not a big deal, why...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan and three other athletes who came home again

LeBron James and his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers sent seismic waves through the NBA and the Twittersphere. He’ll return not only to his old team but also to his old number, once again donning jersey No. 23. When LeBron joined the Heat, Cleveland hadn’t earned a trophy in 46 years. LeBron, along with other NBA fans who love to bet on basketball, knew that his best championship...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler and six other fantasy football sleepers

As football season begins to positively loom, fantasy leagues begin to kick into high gear. Almost everyone and their brother-in-law are trying to dupe each other in the fantasy draft by brushing up on stats for all their favorite players and catching updates from their favorite teams. Every sports fan thinks that he has the key unknown players that will make a difference in leagues...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos legend Shannon Sharpe: greatest one-liners

Shannon Sharpe was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton in 2011. I had an exclusive with him at CBS NFL Media Day, where we discussed many other topics including his outspoken personality, some of the candid things he said about others, and how they react to it. First we give you some of the best Shannon Sharpe soundbites: WR Freddie Mitchell: “If I had his hands...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jenny Dell to make sports TV history; possibly

Jenny Dell may soon be known for something other than her relationship with Will Middlebrooks, a member of the team she was covering at the time. Well, possibly, we’ll see if this new enterprise by CBS takes off. Dell is expected to be a part of a new all female sports talk show. It’s being billed as “The View” meets “Pardon the Interruption,” which is a less than exciting...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood likely to lead Palace

Tim Sherwood was often confident during his public appearances while he held the managerial position at White Hart Lane. Sometimes he was too glib for Tottenham Hotspur. But maybe he’s a better fit for a smaller club like Crystal Palace. It’s a damn shame that we have no more “Tony Palace” as Tony Pulis really saved Crystal Palace. He was one of the best things that ever...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United committing £100m to get Angel Di Maria

Manchester United are stepping up for Angel Di Maria. They have major competition for the Real Madrid and Argentine World Cup star. Paris St-Germain submitted a £48 million offer for the Argentina World Cup star, but it was rejected, and it’s thought that PSG have dropped out. According to the Daily Mail mow, Manchester United are prepared to commit as much as £100 m to their...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United may commit £100m to get Angel Di Maria

Manchester United are stepping up for Angel Di Maria. They have major competition for the Real Madrid and Argentine World Cup star. Paris St-Germain submitted a £48 million offer for the Argentina World Cup star, but it was rejected, and it’s thought that PSG have dropped out. According to the Daily Mail mow, Manchester United are prepared to commit as much as £100 m to their...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United get Juan Cuadrado setback as club says he’s staying

Fiorentina wideman Juan Cuadrado has been rumored with a move to Manchester United for quite some time but today Old Trafford got a big setback. It was thought that Cuadrado has informed Fiorentina of his desire to move to a bigger club in order to further his own career and the Serie A willing to let him go for the right price. However, Fiorentina Manager Vincenzo Montella believes...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Deion Sanders appearing on Bear Grylls tonight

Deion Sanders has his own reality TV series on Oprah’s network. It was picked up for a second season. Then there’s the drama of Sanders’ real everyday life. Those situations play out some times in social and even mainstream media. But tonight airs another reality series that will star Deion Sanders. At least for one episode. Running Wild with Bear Grylls, premiered on July...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Fish Mavericks: next big hit from the Duck Dynasty producers?

Shark week is over, so if you need for fix of big fish, look no further than NBC Sports Network’s Fish Mavericks. It’s a new one-hour outdoor fishing show from the producers of Duck Dynasty, Shark Week, and Auction Hunters. There’s been plenty of shark encounters in the series thus far. “We encounter sharks in every episode except for one,” said Captain Dave Schunke,...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Minnesota Vikings QB Rich Gannon analyzes Ponder

After retiring from football before the 2005 season, Rich Gannon began a career in sports broadcasting. Currently, Gannon is an analyst for NFL on CBS and co-hosts the radio program The Sirius Blitz on Sirius XM NFL Radio. In the NFL season opening week, Rich Gannon, paired with Marv Albert on CBS, will call the Oakland Raiders at the Indianapolis Colts. The Raiders are the very...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Daley Blind still a potential buy for Manchester United

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claimed that Manchester United and Barcelona are fighting head to head to sign left back Daley Blind from Ajax for around £17.5 million.The 23-year-old certainly impressed in the Netherlands‘ strong World Cup run, and no doubt his connections to Louis van Gaal have a lot to do with Old Trafford’s interest. Blind told the media that he’s...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United holding talks with Mehdi Benatia

Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward hasn’t made this transfer window very exciting. “Watch this space” he’s been famously quoted. I am. I’m watching it. It’s empty space. Nothing’s happening. Or is it? Louis Van Gaal has only signed just two players since taking over at Old Trafford, that is THE FEWEST in the Premier League. But like LVG said in a...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Arturo Vidal to Man United: still not ruled out yet

Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has. There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Arturo Vidal to Man United: still not ruled out yet

Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has. There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick responds well to be crash, being 2 laps down

Danica Patrick, commonly referred to as “One Lap Downica” actually fell two laps down today, and got caught up in an early accident. However, she actually clawed her way out of it, to finish a respectable, and certainly respectable by her standards, 18th in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. “No sleep. Till Brooklyn. Brooklyn!”...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What every NFL team does best, according to Reddit

I found this because it’s linked up to my Jay Cutler story, but GOOD LORD is this hilarious! And thank you to the Bears fans and Reddit users to named the Cutty tale as the very first thing they associated with the Chicago Bears. Thanks to the 49ers fan who asked for an explanation. Anyways, simply put, this is Reddit users describing what their NFL team does best. Some highlights...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling will have wait before receiving pay raise

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling will have to wait before getting a new higher wage contract, says a claim in the Sunday Mirror. Just a couple days ago the Daily Mirror said the 19 year old can expect to quadruple his salary as the Reds plan a new contract offer to the England winger amid interest from Real Madrid. The Daily Mail had an item on it too...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool transfer rumors: Falcao, Remy, Cavani, Llori

Daniel Sturridge saved Liverpool today, with a late goal lifted LFC to a 2-1 win over Southampton. So The Reds began the post Luis Suarez era with a victory over the side that they raided this summer transfer window. Sturridge will be the main man who is expected to replace Suarez’s scoring. Still, you know Brendan Rodgers wants another striker. So it’s no surprise that our Liverpool...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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