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Sixers have a legitimate piece in Nerlens Noel

When Nerlens Noel suffered an ACL injury in 2013, it changed the course of his career and the Philadelphia 76ers franchise. Over the past couple of years we’ve seen Noel grow into a player who truly qualifies as a “a piece” for the Sixers. Philly is a very proud franchise with a exceedingly rich history but the 2010s have seen them devolve into a really bad joke. The last...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs News: Joe Maddon, David Price, LOADED Grilled Cheese

Here are some of the most interesting Chicago Cubs news stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -The Cubs were ranked the second most intriguing team in MLB this season by the Fox Sports panel. Fox Analyst Frank Thomas, no stranger to the Chicago baseball community said the addition of Joe Maddon is worth another 12-20 wins. Thomas...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: David de Gea, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world in the wake of the resounding 4-2 victory in the Manchester Derby. -(Caught Offside) David de Gea has been heavily linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid (via the Independent) for most of the current campaign, with...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Tottenham News: Yedlin, Weigl, Howedes, Perez, Sherwood

Here are some of the most interesting Tottenham Hotspur news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -DeAndre Yedlin couldn’t shake off the feeling of disappointment in defeat despite making his debut against Villa. Here’s the video from Spurs TV. -(The Mail on Sunday) Tottenham are chasing German midfielder...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea News: Mourinho, Nathan, Ivanovic, Muto, ****

Here are some of the most interesting Chelsea news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We’ve got items on some media mind games and more display of excessive arrogance by The Special One Jose Mourinho. Chelsea won today 1-nil over QPR at Loftus Road. The title has been a mere inevitably and formality for many...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool News: Rodgers, Balotelli, Williams, Depay, Henderson

Here are some of the most interesting Liverpool news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Sunday Mirror) Jordan Henderson is ready to commit his long-term future to Liverpool by signing a new £100,000-a-week deal. -(Sunday Mirror) Manchester United believe they have beaten Liverpool to Dutch wonderkid Memphis...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators playoff schedule, TV listings

Here it is! Get our your day planners and pens, here’s the Chicago Blackhawks playoff schedule; with television assignments. The Blackhawks certainly did not finish with a flourish, and essentially limped to the finish line. Hence they’ll enter the postseason a lower seed versus the Nashville Predators. What about Patrick Kane? Dont assume that Kaner will fix all the problems...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Smalling, Van Gaal, Ould-Chikh, DePay

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world in the wake of the resounding 4-2 victory in the Manchester Derby. For most of the match it was a Demolition Derby. Indeed #ManchesterIsRed as United have won six games in a row and are now four points clear of their...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Mata, Fellaini, Manchester Derby, Van Persie, Young

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world in the wake of the resounding 4-2 victory in the Manchester Derby. For most of the match it was a Demolition Derby. Indeed #ManchesterIsRed as United have won six games in a row and are now four points clear of their...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Mirotic establishes himself as key cog in Bulls future

When both Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose went down during this season’s stretch run, rookie Nikola Mirotic stepped up and filled the scoring void. His numbers for the month of March numbers were exceptional. Mirotic averaged 20.8 points per game; leading all rookies in scoring as he had eight 20+ scoring games. He achieved his first 20+ back to backs in the first two games that...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson ready to take NU “Prime Time” in 2015

Move over Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan, Glenbard North High School could have a new celebrity alumni in the making soon. Justin Jackson, the Northwestern running back (not the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball player) had a huge breakout rookie season for NU in 2014. Jackson rushed for 1,187 yards and 10 touchdowns during his rookie campaign as he recorded the 16th...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Van Persie, Nani, Chicharito, Rafael

As we’ve chronicled, Manchester United are possibly preparing to go after two of the top guns at Paris Saint-German. Yes, indeed Ed Woodward and Louis van Gaal are rumored to be keen on PSG duo Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva (here’s more details on that) So how would United land the allegedly £57m rated duo? According to the Sunday Mirror, United are “prepared to throw...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United interested in PSG duo Cavani, Silva

Like the Allied Forces said during WWII “You take Paris, then you take Berlin.” The expression signified what would end the way and bring victory to the good guys. If Manchester United takes Paris here, then they’ll take the Premier League in 2015-16. Or something like that. Supposedly MUFC Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward is plotting to raid Paris Saint-German. If the...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Manchester United supposedly plotting to raid PSG

Like the Allied Forces said during WWII “You take Paris, then you take Berlin.” The expression signified what would end the way and bring victory to the good guys. If Manchester United takes Paris here, then they’ll take the Premier League in 2015-16. Or something like that. Supposedly MUFC Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward is plotting to raid Paris Saint-German. If the...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Louis Van Gaal, Javier Chicharito Hernandez

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with Louis van Gaal and his emphasis on just how huge tomorrow’s Manchester Derby truly is. Van Gaal is instituting his usual hard line tactics and methods too. Of course, we wouldn’t have it any other...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool News: Skrtel, Sterling, new kit, Anfield

Here are some of the most interesting Liverpool news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Daily Express) Martin Skrtel has revealed his contract talks at Liverpool have been put on hold until the summer. -(The Sun) Martin Skrtel is unsure about his Liverpool future. -(Daily Star) Raheem Sterling was heckled...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Hurley leads list of 6 coaches who broke out this season

A great coach has the ability to get the most out of their players. They will find a way to win the game even if the players aren’t at their best. It may take a few years, but great coaching talent will always be recognized.. While there are dozens of great up and coming coaches, these six (especially Bobby Hurley) have taken their game to a new level and heightened watching the...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Projected Man United starting XI for Manchester Derby (Home)

Time for another Man United Starting XI projection. The Manchester Derby will soon be upon us. The defending league champions are looking very vulnerable as their form is nowhere near the high standards the club has set since 2008. City has fallen below United into fourth place now and the “noisy neigbbors” will likely end up reshaping the look of their entire leadership this...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Louis van Gaal pre Manchester Derby presser, best quotes

Today was Manchester United ‘s preview presser for the Manchester Derby. Below you’ll find the entire YouTube of the Louis Van Gaal pre-match press conference in full. Then below the embedded video you can read some of the best Van Gaal quotes that relate Sunday’s match against Manchester City. -“‘Never change a winning team’ is an English expression,” “But I always...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tottenham News: Kane, Howedes, Jones, Schneiderlin, Benteke

Here are some of the most interesting Tottenham Hotspur news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We start by discussing the latest transfer rumors; it should be a fun, busy, exciting window. -(Daily Mirror) Tottenham are interested in signing Schalke and Germany defender Benedikt Howedes for a fee in the region...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Famous Tottenham Hotspur supporter Christian Jones talks world football

First and foremost, this is a story/interview podcast about football; world football more so than American football. The primary reason we’re here is to talk Spurs, and not the kind from San Antonio. Before we talk Tottenham and the English Premiership, we need to get some injury news and updates out of the way. A serious knee injury kept Northwestern Wide Receiver and Tottenham...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Manchester City D Vincent Kompany: hero to Northwestern’s Ifeadi Odenigbo

Northwestern DE/OLB Ifeadi Odenigbo will be a distant, but passionate observer of the Manchester Derby (pronounced “dar-by”) Sunday morning. He has a huge sports weekend ahead of him. Tomorrow is NU’s final spring scrimmage; the main practice that’s open to the public. The next day Ifeadi Odenigbo (pronounced “if-AH-dee o-DEN-uh-bo”), a dedicated Manchester City...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Manchester Derby, Falcao, Depay, Old Trafford

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Daily Mail) Manchester United target and Netherlands striker Memphis Depay, 21, is expected to leave PSV Eindhoven in the summer, director Marcel Brands has told Dutch news agency ANP. -(The Sun) Radamel Falcao...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls REALLY NEED to face the Bucks in 1st round

For the Chicago Bulls to get right, they need a dose of brew city in the playoffs. Or as Homer Simpson put it “to alcohol- the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” The Bucks are the closest thing to a first round bye this postseason. It’s not just because of their reputation which precedes them; the Bucks aren’t exactly finishing strong. The Milwaukee Bucks...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United News: Cleverley, Alves, Nani, Rojo

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with the latest on the long term future of Tom Cleverley. The much maligned loanee to Aston Villa, the United supporter whipping boy in the midfield, is coming back to Old Trafford. However, a local team may...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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