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Man United to give Tyler Blackett a massive pay raise

Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett has certainly earned his pay this season. He’s been a very important presence in the back line, at a time when they really needed him. We’ve seen an early season crisis in defense, and Blackett has helped provide stability and consistency. Manchester United are ready to secure the services of Tyler Blackett by offering him a new contract...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur sending Roberto Soldado to Inter Milan

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado came to White Hart Lane for a then club record £28 million in the summer of 2013. However, it’s safe to say that he hasn’t lived up to his price tag thus far given how few goals he’s scored. Now he could be on the move out. Inter Milan are set for a January deal to bring Roberto Soldado over from White Hart Lane. However, the move...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea trying to buy Raheem Sterling from Liverpool

It appears that the The Express are reporting that Liverpool have opened contract talks with their young star striker, Raheem Sterling. So it appears that the interest from Real Madrid has really influenced The Reds to get moving on getting this deal done. The 19 year old can expect to quadruple his salary as LFC plan a new contract offer to the England winger. You can add Chelsea...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Arturo Vidal to Man United: rumor mills starts up again

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. Yes, the smash hit song of the summer is indeed back! There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Suspended 5 Notre Dame football players unlikely to play this year

It took long enough, but we finally have an answer on the “ND 5,” or the five Notre Dame football players suspended from the team while undergoing investigation for academic malfeasance. It’s been a few weeks since news of this latest off-the-field drama hit the news cycle. And it’s been a cloud hovering over the 2014 Notre Dame football season since early August, but now...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Favre will always be true TD pass leader not Peyton Manning

God, there’s a heck of a lot to like about Peyton Manning. Frankly, I can’t recall any quarterback in NFL history who’s hustled pizza, sold the “glamour” of Buick Veranos or grasped the information-driven, pre-snap read quite like the young man whose only problem at Tennessee was that Steve Spurrier was at Florida. But, that’s not the reason for today’s impromptu...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Angel Di Maria training awes Man United teammates; who stop and stare

Angel Di Maria has a few “man of the match” to his credit already, even though he’s only been with Manchester United a short time. His stellar presence and transcendent skill set really personifies the difference between Man United under Louis van Gaal versus Man United under David Moyes.  United bought Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7 million, a British transfer...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United news: Rojo, Di Maria, Ronaldo, Rooney

Here is a collection of some of the latest and more important Manchester United news stories that have been circulating around the web in the past 12 hours. It’s our daily Man United news and notes. -We begin our Man United news and notes collection with a piece in the The Sun. “Wayne Rooney vows he will become England’s all-time leading goalscorer – he could match second...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks season preview

Many hockey pundits, including Sports Illustrated, predicted the Chicago Blackhawks to win it all this year. So anything less than those coveted 16 postseason wins in spring/summer 2015 will constitute a disappointment. Yes, that’s the standard. Two Stanley Cups in a four year span will do that. NHL on NBC Analysts Mike “Doc” Emrick, Pierre McGuire and Eddie Olczyk (yes the...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Basketball Preview: #6 Tennessee Volunteers

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and Big 12 now we turn our attention to the SEC. Even with their NCAA Tournament run, Cuonzo Martin headed west to Cal and Tennessee Volunteers hired Southern...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Basketball Preview: #7 LSU Tigers

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and Big 12 now we turn our attention to the SEC. In losing four of their top six scorers from a year ago, the LSU Tigers have plenty of key pieces to replace...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Basketball Preview: #8 Alabama Crimson Tide

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and Big 12 now we turn our attention to the SEC. After last season’s below five hundred finish, the seat is starting to warm up for Anthony Grant as Alabama...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: good, bad and ugly thus far

The good: -Notre Dame football is 5-0, despite losing two very good players in KeiVarae Russell and DaVaris Daniels, as well as three solid players in Ishaq Williams, Kendall Moore and Eilar Hardy to suspension. (The five Notre Dame football players were not at practice Wednesday, that’s all we know as of yet, but we may not gain knowledge of a resolution until after the North...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sir Alex Ferguson praises start of Van Gaal regime

Sir Alex Ferguson made his first public statement since Louis van Gaal arrived at Old Trafford to succeed the sacked David Moyes. As you’ll recall, Ferguson was rather stubborn when it came to the decision to sack Moyes. He wasn’t quite ready to admit the huge mistake that he made in hand-picking his successor. But that’s water under the bridge now. What does Fergie of the...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Louis van Gaal #5 in ESPN FC Manager power rankings

Louis van Gaal got off to a pretty slow start at Manchester United, but he’s picked up the pace rather quickly. On one hand, he’s only 1 point ahead of where his predecessor David Moyes was at this time last year. On the other hand, he’s guided the Red Devils to 4th place, as of now, which would place them back in the Europe next year. Van Gaal has drawn excessive praise from...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jorge Mendes addresses Ronaldo to Man United rumors

Portugese super-agent Jorge Mendes has been called “the most powerful man in football” by some. As he represents (or has represented) some of the biggest names in the sport (Diego Costa, Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel Di Maria, Jose Mourinho, David de Gea and many many more) the label applies. Mendes is a controversial figure who has been accused of breaching FIFA regulations regarding...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Mourinho: league’s most controversial manager?

The Special One is also The Controversial One.  A recent poll conducted in Great Britain determined who the general public deems the most controversial Premier League Manager. Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho got the most votes (41%) with the main reason being ‘his controversial comments and football mind games.’ We don’t think Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger had a vote in this poll...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Liverpool Defender sports new “Hitler” Mustache

As you can see from the photo above, there was once a time when Liverpool Defender Jose Enrique actually had decent, normal facial hair. Why he decided to abandon that and go with a look that resembles the mustache of Adolf Hitler is anyone’s guess. What’s worse, he did a Twitter photo proud of his new look. This could be the greatest social media fail in Premier League history...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho named most controversial manager

The Special One is also The Controversial One.  A recent poll conducted in Great Britain determined who the general public deems the most controversial Premier League Manager. Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho got the most votes (41%) with the main reason being ‘his controversial comments and football mind games.’ We don’t think Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger had a vote in this poll...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Danica Patrick has new pink car this week

Just like last week, Danica Patrick will have a new look with a new car again this week.  In a rare change from her normal green racecar, Patrick’s race machine sport sported the blue and white colors of Aspen Dental (her secondary, not primary, sponsor) at Kansas. You can view photos of that car here. And this week Danica Patrick will have a pink car for breast cancer awareness...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs release 2015 Spring Training schedule

With the Chicago Cubs it’s always “wait till next year.” And just last week during his annual end of the season “state of the cubs” press conference Theo Epstein threw down the gauntlet to his own organization saying that 2015 is next year. Theo, the smartest man in the room, regardless of whatever room that is, pretty much said the Chicago Cubs will be competitive/contenders...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

David de Gea admits he wants to Ronaldo to return to United

(UPDATE: “Of course I would like Cristiano Ronaldo to come to Manchester United,” David De Gea told Goal.com, “but I think it’s difficult.”) After David de Gea had that insanely amazingly great performance for Manchester United on Sunday, #DaveSaves became a worldwide trending term. As De Gea stopped almost everything and anything that came his way, numerous memes and...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sir Alex Ferguson named second most controversial manager

Sir Alex Ferguson recently ended his feud with Wayne Rooney, but he’s still regarded as a very controversial and polarizing figure. The fact that he hand-picked David Moyes as his successor, and of course the utter disaster that ensued from that decision, only added to the very strong opinions that surround him. Let’s give Sir Alex credit though, he was tried to redeem himself...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

How Deion Sanders inspired Northwestern RB Justin Jackson

In true freshman Justin Jackson, Northwestern has found their featured back on offense. Regardless of what the depth chart says, Jackson (@JManPrime21 on Twitter) is the true starter. NU has found life of offense after Venric Mark. Certainly, they’ve found a a new focus in the rush-first attack. Coming closer to finding an offensive identity is a big reason why the Cats have gone...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon could break Badgers rushing record Saturday

Melvin Gordon ripped off a 58-yard run on his first carry at Northwestern and a 51-yarder on his first rush of the 2nd half. He now has seven runs of 40+ yards this season and 17 in his career. Gordon is now averaging 40.8 yards per carry on his first attempt of the second half. This Saturday, Gordon and Wisconsin welcome Illinois and their 119th (out of 125) ranked run defense...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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