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PHOTOS of the Hillsborough Memorial at Liverpool FC (Anfield) today

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, during which 96 Liverpool F.C.  men, women and children lost their lives, having travelled to Sheffield Wednesday Stadium at Hillsborough to watch their team play an FA Cup semi-final versus Nottingham Forest. That means April 15th 2014 was a time for reflection and remembrance. For unity, as every one put their traditional...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: pictures of new Illinois Fighting Illini uniforms leaked

The Illinois Fighting Illini will debut their new uniforms at a special event tomorrow night on the UI campus.  Illinois Fighting Illini student-athletes employees (according to a recent local NLRB ruling) from football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball will model several of the new uniforms. You can watch the show on live stream at the...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Curtis Granderson unveiling new $10m college ballpark

New York Mets star outfielder and native Chicagoan Curtis Granderson will help christen the newly completed Curtis Granderson Stadium on April 17. The University of Illinois at Chicago, Granderson’s alma mater, will unveil the new ballpark with a grand opening celebration; kicking off a weekend of activities at the new ballpark. The $10 million stadium was funded in part by $5...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

How dangerous can the Golden State Warriors be in the playoffs?

The Golden State Warriors were considered as championship contenders prior to the start of the 2013-2014 season. However, soon after the start of the season they didn’t seem to be as dangerous as initially projected. After a not so great first half of the season the Dubs managed to bounce back in the second half of the season and they are now considered as one of the most significant...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the top 57 Chicago Bears of all time (vote here)

Who is the greatest Chicago Bears player of all time? Jay Cutler? No, of course I do not have a straight face as I type that. In my opinion it’s Walter Payton, but you can make a case for Red Grange too. Or George Halas. Or Dick Butkus. Well, it’s an endless, timeless debate for Chicago Bears fans. And now you can contribute your two cents. And you can vote up or down various...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

“Hillsborough” leads ESPN 30 for 30 Top 10 List

The ESPN 30 for 30 series (along with Grantland, Outside the Lines, Nate Silver, Jay Bilas and a couple other programs/personalities) comprises what grown-ups and intellectuals go for when consuming the World Wide Leader. If you’re under 14, or your intellectual development is, then by all means enjoy all the SportsCenter, NFL Primetime, Baseball Tonight, Numbers Never Lie, First...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: CAPA, Unions, Colter, NCAA Reform makes it to Stewart and Colbert

Kain Colter’s “the NCAA acts like a dictatorship” soundbite made The Colbert Report. NU Coach Pat Fitzgerald’s spring college football media session made The Daily Show. The unionization battle in big time college athletics is on every channel in every medium all of the time right now. And when something is this ridiculously saturated in over-coverage to this grandiose...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool rumored to be making £38m bid for Everton’s Ross Barkley

Do you buy into all the Ross Barkley transfer hype? As  £38 million, Liverpool Football Club record setting transfer hype for Ross Barkley? Well, only the Daily Star is reporting it as of now, so make of it what you will. Starsport understands Liverpool are willing to smash their transfer record to land the midfield ace with boss Brendan Rodgers a huge admirer. But he will face...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tremendous Day for Liverpool FC, Extremely crucial, emotional times

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy and with it the debut of the ESPN 30 for 30 “Hillsborough,” which will be come to be known as one of the definitive pieces of work on the disaster. Sunday saw Liverpool FC defeat Manchester City in what was an extremely emotional game/day. The glorious victory now put the first championship in 24 years right in the...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United evaluating Jurgen Klopp as a potential David Moyes replacement

Jurgan Klopp is the latest name to pop up as a possible replacement for David Moyes as Manchester United Manager. We’ve also heard Louis van Gaal and Carlo Ancelotti’s named kicked around as potential successors to the much maligned Scot. But while Van Gaal would be a candidate, Mirror Sport understands it is Jurgen Klopp who is the first choice of the Old Trafford hierarchy...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: The Master’s reimagined in mini-golf form

  The Master’s may be “a tradition unlike any other,” but you know what would make the tournament at Augusta a must watch event for me? This. And by “this” I mean watch the video below, which includes some lovely narration from the soothing voice of Jim Nantz. Then meet me back below the embed to discuss. Pretty awesome huh? I would watch, play and fully consume The...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcastle United fan Lynsey Hipgrave named World Cup presenter

TV presenter Lynsey Hipgrave is a global trending topic today. The 34-year-old Newcastle United fan – and BBC Radio 5 Live presenter – was named a host for ESPN’s World Cup coverage. Lynsey Hipgrave is married to Toploader guitarist and Manchester United fan Dan Hipgrave, the former husband of Gail Porter Very excited to be heading to Brazil and broadcasting to a US audience...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Dumars out; new interim leadership in Detroit Pistons front office

In Detroit’s front office, there is no more “life on Dumars.” The Pistons announced minutes ago that Joe Dumars will step aside as President of Basketball Operations, effective immediately. The team has already begun their search to fill the position, but no timetable has been set for when that replacement will be found. Said Pistons owner Tom Gores in a prepared statement...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors: Christian Eriksen, Hugo Lloris, Ben Foster

Christian Eriksen has put his future at White Hart lane into doubt, telling the press he has some kind of secret plan about his football career. “I’m incredibly happy that they seem happy with me.” The 22 year old Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is quoted by the Daily Star. “I am very glad that they like what they see.” “Of course I have a dream and a secret plan in my...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Four QBs the Chicago Bears might draft in the middle rounds

We know the Chicago Bears will have to go defense in the first round of the NFL Draft. And they probably will go that side of the ball in round two as well. However, they also do need to look at viable back-up options at the quarterback position. Jay Cutler will be the most well paid player in the NFL next season at $22.5 million. So it follows that who’s behind him is very cheap...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues-Blackhawks: Meet me in St. LouBARF

The Chicago Blackhawks start their Stanley Cup Championship defense against America’s Sweethearts: the St. Louis Blues.  The drive down I-55 is enough to hate this match-up, but the (lack of) respect shown by the Blues for opponents is unmatched in the NHL, and Chicago is aware of that. Patrick Kane was injured in a 4-0 win over the Bloos (that’s spelled correctly) in March...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Look at John Calipari’s MASSIVE new book promotion tour

“Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out,” is John Calipari’s new book, due out in bookstores on Tuesday. And with it Coach Cal is going on the junket of all junkets! (I know, “junket” is a term reserved for film, not books, but you get the idea) Talk about “making the media rounds!”Calipari going to be on TV more than John Clayton and Ellen DeGeneres combined....
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United transfer rumors: Rio Ferdinand, Antonio Valencia

Rio Ferdinand wants to continue playing for Manchester United and he does not want to retire yet (Daily Mail) “Hopefully still playing – I want to continue playing,” Ferdinand told BT Sport when questioned on his future. “I’m enjoying my football and my legs haven’t given way yet. “I want to continue – whether that be at Manchester United or somewhere else,...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United friendly with Real Madrid sells out in 2 hours

Manchester United may break the American soccer attendance record on August 2nd. United takes on Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium in the International Champions Cup. “The Big House” is known for having the highest capacity of any stadium in the United States and among the most in the world. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, it’s the home to Michigan Wolverines football and seats...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Masters Winner Bubba Watson owns the General Lee from “Dukes of Hazzard”

Bubba Watson won the 2012 Master’s. Before he took home the green jacket, he got himself another prize; that he could use for a possible parade lap. NASCAR and track officials unfortunately canceled plans to have pro golfer Bubba Watson drive the car from the television series “The Dukes of Hazzard” at Phoenix International Raceway because of concerns about a negative reaction...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Union debate: it’s not Colter vs Fitz, or NU vs NU, it’s labor vs NCAA

You don’t have to be pro NU and at the same time anti-Kain Colter. Likewise with Pat Fitzgerald. You don’t have to pick Fitz or Colter. Or Colter, but not NU. Or NU Athletic Director Jim Phillips, and then be against Kain. Or be with NU but against the movement for change and social justice.  There is room for nuance; there are grey areas to stand in. Of course, the overwhelming...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick has rough finish at notoriously tough track

You don’t have to be into auto racing to have heard of Danica Patrick. Just like you don’t have to be into NASCAR to have heard of the Daytona 500. So obviously Daytona is the most famous track, with Talladega being the second most popular. (Because of the Will Ferrell movie of course) I’m not counting the Brickyard because that speedway is known for IndyCar first and foremost...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United final offer: Patrice Evra £85,000-a-week

Manchester United are set to offer full-back Patrice Evra one final contract offer of £85,000-a-week, according to Goal.com. The United left back Patrice Evra is still undecided on his future as his contract expires this summer. Italy is a strong possibility although his agent also is saying Paris St. Germain. Inter Milan and Monaco are two clubs that have been linked to him...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool increasing bid to £30m for Chelsea target Lazar Markovic

Chelsea target Lazar Markovic is starting to get a little more interest from the English Premier League, according to reports. It appears Liverpool is jumping in to the Lazar Markovic derby. The Sunday People claims LFC Manager Brendan Rodgers wants to add the Serbian star this transfer window, with a possible fee of £20 million. That was last week of course. Now the bid has increased...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United in discussions to acquire Borja Valero

Borja Valero’s agent confirmed that he has indeed held talks with Manchester United, but insisted that signing a new contract with Fiorentina was a ‘formality.’ This news comes to us via the Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb “The relationship between Florence and Borja Valero is excellent, there is no problem. E ‘very happy with the city, the renewal is a formality...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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