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Man United target Luke Shaw wanted threesome with Playboy model

Southampton Defender and Manchester United target Luke Shaw supposedly wanted, actually the word that The Sun used was “begged,” for a threesome with Playboy model Carla Howe and her twin sister. The Saints player, long linked with a move to Old Trafford, is currently with the England National Team, who have been eliminated from the World Cup, but still have one last game remaining...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal transfer rumors: Mario Balotelli, Serge Aurier, Loic Remy

Some Arsenal transfer rumors for you on this Sunday morning: Gunners Boss Arsene Wenger is meeting with the agent of Mario Balotelli in Brazil this weekend to discuss the player’s £25 million ($40 million) move to the North London side, reports the Daily Star. This rumor has been discussed for quite some time, and it seems inevitably that the AC Milan star will return to the...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United transfer rumors: Arjen Robben, Nigel de Jong, Edinson Cavani

Things have been really quiet right this week, and last week too, regarding Manchester United; especially so in the transfer market. Not only hasn’t there been a lot of news, but we haven’t had many Man United transfer rumors to discuss either. And we’ve all talked about what happened to England at the World Cup. That painful topic has been exhausted enough. So we’ll move...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors: Alvarez, Cambiasso, Krul, Lloris

Some Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors for this Sunday morning, as Mauricio Pochettino is possibly looking to make one of his compatriots his first signings at White Hart Lane. Inter Milan pair Esteban Cambiasso and Ricky Alvarez are both on his radar. -”Cambiasso is now out of contract for the Italian side, having been a key part of the team for a decade since signing from Real...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Plenty of questions surrounding Chicago Bulls off-season

Another year without Derrick Rose; another season in which the Chicago Bulls held their own in the Eastern Conference, even after trading Luol Deng. Rose’s health is the driving force behind any success the Bulls may see moving forward but there are several other x-factors this off-season that could help the franchise make strides. Potential free agent Carmelo Anthony’s name...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Sammy Watkins Bring the Buffalo Bills to a Super Bowl?

After a brutal offseason, there is nothing Buffalo Bills fans want more than to see their beloved team get back to their old winning ways. This offseason has seen the passing of long-time Bills owner Ralph Wilson, leaving the team still up for sale and in need of a new stadium in order to remain in Buffalo, New York. As if that isn’t bad enough, Hall of Fame Bills quarterback Jim...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets must swing for fences again this off-season

After acquiring Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce last off-season, the Brooklyn Nets were expected to compete for the NBA Championship this past season. Instead, they barely kept their heads above water and were bounced in the first round of the playoffs. Brook Lopez’s season-ending injury certainly factored into that disappointing finish but so did the continuing decline of aging...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United could delay £30m Kevin Strootman buy until January

Manchester United had offered £30 million and bonuses for Kevin Strootman, according to Roma Newspaper Il Tempo. Strootman is a Dutch international footballer who will not play again until November. And Old Trafford off will want to see his fitness, before investing the money in him. The Italian Serie A club Roma midfielder is an old friend of Louis van Gaal, and he may have to...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool offering Raheem Sterling new £100,000 a week deal

It appears Los Blancos are now tracking Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling as well as Luis Suarez, according to reports from Fichajes.net. (UPDATE: Barcelona now also pursuing Luis Suarez) And in order for The Reds to keep him, they are said to be offering him a brand new deal; a very lucrative one at that.  From Club Call: Carlo Ancelotti is said to be a big admirer of the player...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United battling Spurs for Memphis Depay

Both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur hired new coaches this May, and both are looking to make major changes to their roster this summer. Even though an overview is due for both clubs, neither Manager has made a major buy yet. Perhaps Memphis Depay could be that first buy, for either Louis van Gaal or Mauricio Pochettino.   From Eat, Sleep, Sport: Depay will not come cheap...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon favorite: Maria Sharapova or Serena Williams?

Maria Sharapova looked impressive in her French Open win a week ago. Even more impressive is Serena Williams, can she win her sixth Wimbledon during these next two weeks? John McEnroe, along with Chris Evert did a conference call for the media this week, previewing ESPN’s coverage of the entire Wimbledon tournament. Play begins in London Monday, and runs for a fortnight- ending...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka: a true Wimbledon Darkhorse?

  In August 2013, Victoria Azarenka was named the fourth highest paid female athlete in the world by Forbes Magazine, with total earnings of $15.7 million between 2012–2013. Her prize money constituted $6.7 million while her growing endorsements equaled $9 million. Azarenka’s $7.9 million prize money haul in 2012 was a single year record for a female athlete in any sport. Will...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What happened when Pele met John McEnroe

John McEnroe. Yes, the John McEnroe, along with Chris Evert did a conference call for the media this week, previewing ESPN’s coverage of the entire Wimbledon tournament. Play begins in London Monday, and runs for a fortnight- ending July 6th. On the call, the World Cup was discussed. Of course, because the World Cup overshadows everything, and it led into an interesting story about...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin van Persie now 10th most popular footballer on Facebook

Robin van Persie has been trending on the internet during the World Cup; and for great reason. You probably already saw his amazing header in the Netherlands’ “true rout” of Spain in the opener. If you didn’t, the video is below. If you did, you’ll want to watch it again multiple times. This Robin van Persie goal is so astounding….it’s like a real life version of the...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Hope Solo arrested for domestic assault; being held without bail

If you still believed that soccer star Hope Solo didn’t have, what might be described in Roger Goodell’s world as “character issues,” or “personal red flags” before…well that debate is certainly settled now. The U.S. National Team Goalkeeper was arrested on charges of beating her sister and nephew at their Seattle home. This information comes from Seattle Times reports...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez being pursued by Barcelona too

Luis Suarez is one of the greatest and most influential players within the English Premier League. And of all the PL players currently competing in the World Cup in Brazil, he might be the most consequential of all. He certainly proved his fitness on Thursday. Without the two Luis Suarez goals on Thursday, Uruguay would have been in real trouble, and also heavily dependent on Edinson...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Unveils Vision of New SportsCenter Tomorrow Night

The new look SportsCenter. As of June 22nd, you will see new graphics and opening. SportsCenter will be originating from a brand new building (more on that here) and we’ll see some new animation and hear some new music. ESPN’s Steve Levy and Craig Bengtson, Vice President, Director of News, joined some media members today on a call to discuss the debut of SportsCenter from its...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Extending Zach Randolph is Memphis Grizzlies top off-season priority

Led by one of the top defenses in the league, the Memphis Grizzlies followed up their trip to the Western Conference Finals with another solid season. The playoff magic fell short though as the Griz nearly pulled off the opening round upset of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs but fell short in a seven game series. Their off-season focus centers around...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Improving Washington Wizards look to take next step

After five straight abysmal seasons, the Washington Wizards finally turned the corner thanks in part to the development of their talented, young backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal. The Wiz won their first playoff series in nearly a decade and brought life back to the franchise. With a good amount of cap space this off-season, Washington could make a couple of big moves that...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, Luis Suarez pursued by Real Madrid

According to a report a couple weeks ago in the Sunday Mirror, Raheem Sterling is set to sign a new deal keeping him at Anfield just 18 months after agreeing to his previous contract extension. The new arrangement would see his pay increase to the sum of £100,000 a week. It appears Real Madrid are looking to increase the salary of Raheem Sterling as well. It appears Los Blancos...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool talking with Sevilla for Alberto Moreno again

The Alberto Moreno to Liverpool rumors may not be dead after all. The Reds agreed on a five-year deal with the young Spanish left-back according to the Daily Mirror on June 6th: tabling a £16.2 million offer for the  Sevilla defender according to the same publication back on May 30th.  Well, 11 days ago it appeared that talks have stalled.  Now, it’s back on! The Reds are...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wayne Rooney apologizes to fans for England's flop

Wayne Rooney FINALLY scored his first goal in World Cup play. It took ten games and 759 minutes of play, but it was the only goal England scored versus Uruguay. The video is below ICYMI. Wayne Rooney also provided an assist in England’s first game versus Italy. In other words, he was accountable for both of the team’s goals in the World Cup thus far. The all time leading scorer...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tottenham keen on Man United target Hector Moreno

Mauricio Pochettino is keen on a Tottenham reunion with Espanyol defender and Manchester United target Hector Moreno, claims the Express. Both clubs have yet to make a major buy this summer transfer window, so securing his signature would be a big deal to get the party started this summer transfer window. Hector Moreno would be a great addition for both clubs, as each side could...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool considering £15m bid for Sami Khedira

Liverpool are mulling over a £15 million bid for Sami Khedira. That’s the word from The Daily Express: “Liverpool are looking to outbid Manchester United and Chelsea for Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira while the Reds are hoping to get Alexis Sanchez. Meanwhile, Southampton star Adam Lallana is desperate to secure a move to Anfield.” When Khedira’s name came up with Man United...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United making move for Mats Hummels

Barcelona seems to have an edge over Manchester United in the battle for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels; according to reports in Germany. It looks likely that Mats Hummels will be in the middle of a transfer window triangle. Mats Hummels has said in the past that he is a fan of Barca, saying: “Barca is one of the clubs that would interest me.” (more on Hummels) Now it...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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