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Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez a target of Sevilla

 Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez will not likely find first team football at Old Trafford; so if he wants to play the major minutes he’ll have to look elsewhere. The Mexican international is currently sidelined for the next few weeks with a shattered collarbone, but his club future hangs in the balance while he convalesces. Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Robin van Persie set to leave United; have Fenerbahce medical

Five days ago we there were published reports indicating Manchester United striker Robin van Persie had turned down an offer to join Besiktas; a giant club in Turkey. TalkSPORT claimed that Van Persie was reluctant to uproot his family and move to the large Eurasian nation. They maintained that RVP would not consider any proposal from the club. Then on the 5th, both The Guardian...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Manchester United fan makes EPIC English Football INFOGRAPHIC

This infographic is presented by Marketing Analyst Swapnil Kulkarni from VoucherBin. Besides marketing & research, he is an avid football lover, supports Manchester United & a huge fan of Lionel Messi. Original Source. Follow paulmbanks The post Manchester United fan makes EPIC English Football INFOGRAPHIC appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Manchester United don’t officially have Matteo Darmian; yet

There have been various reports that Manchester United will complete the £12.9 million signing of Torino Defender Matteo Darmian today. There have been reports that he will undergo a medical on Friday and join the club before they fly to Seattle to take on Club America in their first preseason friendly versus Club America.  The Daily Mirror went so far as to claim that the Italy internationa...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bastian Schweinsteiger “flattered” to be Man United target

It’s great that Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is “flattered by the interest from England.” Now Manchester United supporters need to hope that the flattery translates into wanted to actually sign with the club. And not just a way to use/find leverage in negotiations with his current team. The gossip pages have claimed that he could have serious talks with...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Why some NASCAR fans won’t part with the Confederate Flag

NASCAR came up with a brilliant idea to try and move towards the one day potential eradication of the Confederate flag from their racetracks. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out too well, as only “a few” took Daytona International Speedway up on their offer to turn the rebel flag in for an American flag. We don’t have an actual number on how many takers the track had this...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be NFL’s new London home

More graphics and artist renderings were released of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium today. It’s going to be a lot more than just a replacement for White Hart Lane. The new grounds will also serve as a centerpiece of a recreational district in a London neighborhood that is known for having a bit of a rough reputation. Perhaps this gentrify it somewhat. The new Tottenham stadium...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Iker Casillas move could set off David de Gea, Sergio Ramos domino theory

Time for your daily David de Gea and Sergio Ramos updates. It’s a a never ending soap opera like Arturo Vidal was last summer. Will De Gea stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Same question regarding Ramos (just reverse the teams). The two players potential transfer moves, if and when they happen, are somewhat inter-twined now. This storyline has been discussed...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

When will the Manchester United transfer party start?

Manchester United spent $34 million on highly touted Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay, acquiring him on May 7th. And although manager Louis van Gaal has assured the Old Trafford faithful that more players will follow this summer, nothing has happened since then. Last year around this time, almost to the day (it was July 19th, 2014) Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEOS, GRAPHICS: Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium plans

Tottenham Hotspur will soon be displaced from their home stadium, White Hart Lane, and could find themselves playing in the national venue, Wembley Stadium. Spurs plan for a new home stadium means they’ll have to leave White Hart Lane for at least one season, beginning in 2017. The Times reported that Tottenham have offered the Wembley board £8 million per season for the right...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Toby Alderweireld completes Tottenham move; Southampton may take legal action

Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of Toby Alderweireld today; in spite of potential reported litigation from Southampton. The Daily Star claims that Spurs heard the Saints’ legal threats, but they fell on deaf ears. The Atletico Madrid Defender had a standout season on loan with Southampton in 2014-15; impressing in 26 Premier League appearances. The Daily Mirror reported...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Illini Athletics needs a total and immediate house cleaning

Yesterday, CNN aired a “report” on Illini athletics that was universally ripped by both University of Illinois sports fans and Illini sports journalists. That ripping was well deserved. “The Lead with Jake Tapper” accomplished nothing but a regurgitation of what the Daily Illini published weeks ago and the theft of time away from our lives. Their segment was a pointless...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken on the Chicago Cubs Shortstop accumulation

At first glance, it may not make sense for a Major League Baseball organization to acquire excess talent at the same position. Why acquire a bunch of shortstops, only to then move them around to other positions later? For an answer to this query, I asked the man who was perhaps the greatest shortstop to ever play the game, Cal Ripken Jr. Under the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer regime,...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez on his upcoming Hall of Fame induction

2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Pedro Martinez was on teleconference, along with fellow TBS analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr., to preview the Sunday MLB on TBS package which premieres this weekend. Martinez on his upcoming Hall of Fame induction: “I’ve always been a fan of expressing what I feel at the time.  I had a draft of things and people I wanted to mention...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Louis Van Gaal leads Man United golf outing

Louis van Gaal is a very big personality who commands a lot attention every time he appears in public. The manager stole the show his boisterous and “festive” speech at the club’s end of the season awards dinner; and the video went viral on the worldwide web. Yesterday, Van Gaal and Sir Alex Ferguson were star attractions in the annual Manchester United Foundation Golf Day...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Basic info on new Manchester United target Matteo Darmian

Since the arrival of Memphis Depay on May 7th, this transfer window has been pretty uneventful for Manchester United. There’s been plenty of talk about David de Gea and Sergio Ramos. Also, we’ve had a little chatter about Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Harry Kane, Arda Turan, Angel Di Maria, Robin van Persie and a handful of goalkeepers that would potentially replace...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool and Raheem Sterling in preseason tour tug-of-war?

Brendan Rodgers and the rest of the Liverpool leadership have had an extremely busy summer. There’s been a slurry of signings, and it looks like there’s at least a couple more to come. The Raheem Sterling situation of course, overshadows all of it. And the word on various news sites today indicates that the situation’s tension could ramp up even further. A couple weeks...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur D DeAndre Yedlin draws social media ire

Tottenham Hotspur right-back DeAndre Yedlin is a rising young talent. He moved to the English Premier League from the Seattle Sounders of American Major League Soccer just this year, and already the 21-year-old is drawing attention from numerous other British teams. Supposedly, he’s wanted on loan by Bolton Wanderers, Derby County and Burnley. Yedlin is quite versatile....
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR’s Confederate Flag swap offer went quite poorly

NASCAR have been distancing themselves from the Confederate flag as much as possible for several years. The stock racing league saw the light on the Southern Cross a very long time ago, and it seems like only now that many other coporations are getting up to speed on it. The flag of Dixieland has been co-opted by white supremacist hate groups; and therefore signifies bigotry, oppression...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Nani encourages Robin van Persie to join him at Fenerbahce

Portugese Winger Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha, commonly known as Nani or Luís Nani, has completed his move away from Manchester United and he hopes one of his former teammates will join him. Nani officially ended his eight year career with the Red Devils yesterday; as he signed a deal with Fenerbahce for six million Euros. He hopes that United striker Robin Van Persie will join...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rayvonte Rice officially on Chicago Bulls summer roster

From the start of the college basketball season in November 2013 until mid January of 2014, Rayvonte Rice was the leading scorer in the Big Ten last season. However, the season went rapidly downhill for both him and his Illinois Fighting Illini in their visit to Northwestern. An adductor strain slowed Rice down and his production during the back half of that season never matched...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea will pay to play in Wembley during Stamford Bridge renovation

Chelsea have offered an amount in the neighborhood of £11 million per season to use the national home of English football, Wembley Stadium, as their home venue while Stamford Bridge is rebuilt. The Times reports that Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich is willing to spend £11 million per season for the right to make Wembley Stadium the team’s temporary home starting in 2017-18,...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: David de Gea featured in United’s Preseason Tour Promo

Time for your daily David de Gea and Sergio Ramos updates. It’s a a never ending soap opera like Arturo Vidal was last summer. Will De Gea stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Same question regarding Ramos (just reverse the teams). The two players’ potential transfer moves, if and when they actually happen, are somewhat inter-twined now. This storyline could...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs and the Rule 5 Draft: Part One

Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.  Former Cy Young Award Winner Johan Santana.  Former MVP Josh Hamilton. What do these and at least two dozen other current or former All-Star players have in common? They were selected in MLB’s Rule 5 Draft held every December. The Rule 5 Draft (Draft) has existed in its current incarnation since 1959.  The objective of the draft is to prevent...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant is an All-Star OMG! OMG! OMG! I’M SO EXCITED!

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and first baseman Anthony Rizzo were named to the 2015 National League All-Star team today. Rizzo was elected to the National League team by way of player vote while Bryant was named to the club via National League Manager Bruce Bochy. I know what many Cubs fans are saying today about Kris Bryant- “ZOMG! OMG! OMG!!!” That’s one reaction...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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