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Jaylen Brown picks Cal, shocking Kentucky, UCLA everybody

6-7 Small Forward Jaylen Brown projects to be the #2 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. But long before that night comes; when he finds out where he’s playing his pro ball, Brown has to finally decide where he’ll play his college ball. That decision has finally come tonight. After a very long wait, it’s being reported by multiple sources that Brown has selected California...
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Andreas Pereira signs new deal to stay at Manchester United

Andreas Pereira will stay at Manchester United until June 2018, perhaps longer. He just signed a new deal today, which includes an option to extend an additional year. This news was just made official on Man Utd.com. Said a statement attributed to Manager Louis van Gaal: “I am delighted that Andreas has signed a new contract. Andreas has all the attributes to become an integral...
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VIDEO: NFL Draft Town goers praise fake NFL prospects

For the first time ever, the third day of the NFL Draft will be held outdoors. This also the first Draft with an accompanying fan festival, the likes of which we’ve only previously seen at Super Bowls. The NFL Draft Town festival attracted thousands of football fans, some of which are lacking in football acumen. As the Draft grows in popularity, more bandwagon fans jump on board...
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Man United News: Jones, Young, Van Gaal, Clyne

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(The Telegraph) Nathaniel Clyne has been given a 10-day deadline to decide his Southampton future. -(Daily Express) Phil Jones and Ashley Young are set to sign new contracts with Manchester United this summer....
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Man United news: De Gea, Gundogan, Van Gaal, Bale

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(The Telegraph) Louis van Gaal will be handed the £100 million necessary to lure Gareth Bale to Manchester United this summer if the Wales winger signals an intention to leave Real Madrid. -(The Telegraph) Arsenal...
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Britt McHenry and the annual NFL Draft week “April Surprise”

The NFL Draft unites as a nation; a record 32 million tuned in for the 2014 edition. You know what else unites us- a story that comes from far out in left field and appeals to our most basic instincts. The NFL Draft is an institution, and with it NFL mock drafts are clickbait. You can’t help it. You can’t stop it. You have to click and see what player the media outlet has projected...
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Chicago legend Curtis Conway talks 2015 Bears Draft

The last time the Chicago Bears drafted seventh overall was 1993. In that draft they took a wide receiver, just like they did last night. That pick, Curtis Conway, turned out quite well. Very well actually. He accomplished three 1,000 yard seasons with Chicago; one of just two wide-outs to put up back-t0-back thousand yard seasons. Marty Booker is the other. Conway is definitely...
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Predicted Man United Starting XI vs WBA (M.E.N.)

It that time of the week again; Man United starting XI prediction time. It’s one of our favorite features here at The Sports Bank because it’s highly interactive. This week, our outside outlet lineup prediction comes from the Manchester Evening News. You can read the rationale behind James Robson’s 4-3-3 here. You can see M.E.N.’s other two lineups there as well.  Di Maria...
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Projected Manchester United starting XI vs West Brom

As matchday is just about here, time to create your own Manchester United Starting XI. The Red Devils are set to take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday night. (TV info at this link)  As always, feel free to post your own Manchester United starting XI in the comments section below. Speak your mind on the formations and line-ups that are already presented here for your discussion...
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Looking ahead to Lebron James vs. the Chicago Bulls

Six months ago, the media were highly anticipating the idea of two Central Division rivals, the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers, being the last two teams standing out East. The return of LeBron James and the recruitment of Kevin Love would propel Cleveland into NBA title contention, while the addition of Pau Gasol would give Chicago a powerful squad, as long as Derrick Rose’s...
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Charles Barkley previews Bulls vs Cavs playoff series

NBA on TNT Analyst Charles Barkley has cajones. This obviously is not news; Sir Charles has made a long, wonderful career of being the boldest, most outspoken sports figure in the American landscape. It’s been that way for awhile. However, this is the first time I can remember Barkley previewing a playoff series between two teams that even STARTED their previous round series....
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2015 College Basketball transfers list

College basketball transfers are becoming a growing trend.  Here is a list of players from the marquee conferences who are transferring out of their respective programs after this past season and a list of college basketball transfers who will be eligible to play at their new school for the 2015-16 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off...
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34 of the worst ever NFL Draft cliches

By today, all the soundbites for every NFL draft prospect now run together into an indecipherable word salad. Actually, it all becomes gobbedly-**** well before this week, due to the over-usage of cliches. All the Draftniks do it: Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Mike Mayock, and Jon Gruden most of all. Gruden speaks with a much higher buzz word/NFL draft catch-phrase per sentence percentage...
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2015 NFL Mock Draft 4-30-15 (FINAL)

UPDATE: new photos of Draft Town from the areas not yet open to the public. Media Preview at this link Mel Kiper Jr. said on a recent call that he began doing Draft analysis back in 1978, and he was just one of three guys who was doing it 37 years ago. The 2015 NFL mock draft database on Walter Football, the largest collection on the internet, has 357 mock drafts. The NBA database...
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Man United News: Mata, Herrera, TV info, Darmian, Lloris

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -Great piece from The Telegraph on Juan Mata, and to a lesser extent Ander Herrera: Mata’s the hardest working by some margin. Only his compatriot Ander Herrera, the archetypal midfield engine who covers an average...
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Arsenal News: Wenger, Cech, Darmian, TV broadcast info, Law

Here are some of the most interesting Arsenal news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Daily Mail) Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are involved in an amazing battle for a Luton Town midfielder – aged just 11. -(The Telegraph) Arsenal have banned the mother of one of their most promising young players from...
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Chelsea News: Cech, Drogba, Mourinho, trick shot, TV info

Here are some of the most interesting Chelsea news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(Daily Mail) Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are involved in an amazing battle for a Luton Town midfielder – aged just 11. -(Daily Mirror) Petr Cech is edging closer to a decision on his future. Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain...
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Man United news: Van Persie, Hernandez, De Gea, Pereira

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(The Telegraph) Real Madrid are considering Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Inter Milan’s Samir Handanovic as alternatives to David de Gea amid concerns that Manchester United will reject all offers...
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Tottenham News: Lloris, Lamela, Schneiderlin, Townsend, Stambouli

Here are some of the most interesting Tottenham Hotspur news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(The Telegraph) Real Madrid are considering Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Inter Milan’s Samir Handanovic as alternatives to David de Gea amid concerns that Manchester United will reject all offers...
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NFL Draft Town photo preview, Draft nuggets and tidbits

We previewed NFL Draft Town in detail earlier this week. However, that wasn’t enough. The NFL Draft is such a huge sporting event that it’s actually two sporting events. It’s the only day on the calendar that unites all NFL fans, and all college football fans. It’s the only sporting event that actually airs on two networks. And viewership and interest continues to grow larger...
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Man United news: Januzaj, De Gea, Lloris, Handanovic

Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. -(The Guardian) Adnan Januzaj’s immediate future at Manchester United is in the balance, with Louis van Gaal considering whether the 20-year-old forward should go out on loan next season. -(Daily Star) Perhaps the...
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Chicharito, Lukas Podolski have uncertain futures with current clubs

Time to talk transfer rumors. On-loan Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is being considered as a purchase by Real Madrid. He moved from Manchester to Madrid on a season long loan last summer. After he scored 3 decisive goals in two major games, Madrid started to weigh up the possibility of keeping Hernandez on a permanent basis. Two of these goals were during Real Madrid’s...
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2015 NFL Mock Draft 4-30-15

Mel Kiper Jr. said on a recent call that he began doing Draft analysis back in 1978, and he was just one of three guys who was doing it 37 years ago. The 2015 NFL mock draft database on Walter Football, the largest collection on the internet, has 357 mock drafts. The NBA database on WF has just 24 mocks. Also, you’ll want to check out our 2015 NBA mock draft and our 2016 NBA mock...
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Randy Gregory could be the next Dion Jordan or the next Jason Taylor

Randy Gregory, along with Shane Ray and La’el Collins, are this draft’s biggest wildcards. No one has any idea where they’ll actually end up. Said NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock: “I think Randy Gregory is totally intriguing. I’m not sure if he’s Jason Taylor on the plus side or is he going to be the kid Miami took a couple years ago at No. 3 on the negative side, Dion...
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Cornhuskers Ameer Abdullah could be Reggie Bush heir apparent

Ameer Abdullah is looking like the third or fourth running back on the NFL Draft board. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, who very likely could land in Seattle (here’s a whole separate article on this idea and how it could happen) tops the positional rankings. Georgia’s Todd Gurley is number two. #FearAmeer is right there with another Big Ten back, Indiana’s Tevin Coleman, for...
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