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Notre Dame football sets new game livestream record

The final Michigan vs Notre Dame football game was an ugly one. It was very lopsided and quite boring. However, it was still the most-streamed Notre Dame Football game of all time. NBC Sports Live Extra’s stream of the final meeting of the iconic (although not really all that meaningful) rivalry between Michigan and Notre Dame football delivered the most-streamed Notre Dame game...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NY Jets should effectively rush Aaron Rodgers

This NY Jets defense contains arguably Rex Ryan’s best pass rush since he came to New York in 2009. Through the years, he’s been able to call defensive gems against the likes of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. He did so against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers back in 2010, but the offense faltered and the Jets were shutout 9-0. Rodgers went just 15 of 34 for 74 yards and...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool FC feels WRATH of Gabby Agbonlahor, Aston Villa

Last year Liverpool FC got 31 goals from Luis Suarez and 21 from Daniel Sturridge. Today, you saw what life is like when both are missing from the Liverpool FC attack. Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan, the United States’ number two goalkeeper behind Tim Howard, got a clean sheet. That’s the result; as the Villans took down The Reds 1-nil at Anfield. Aston Villa has 10 points...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicted Man United starting XI by ESPN FC’s Craig Burley

It’s fun to predict how Louis van Gaal will construct his Manchester United lineup. Everyone has an opinion, but no one really knows what The Iron Tulip will do. There’s so many different ways you can go with it. Be creative. We just posted the Man United starting XI prediction from MUFC blog Old Trafford Faithful. It’s one of many potential Man United starting combinations...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United starting XI prediction versus QPR

It’s fun to predict and prognosticate what Manchester United will do with their six new players bought during the summer transfer window. We’ve posted a few potential Man United starting lineups. We’ve featured all the combinations that ESPN FC came up with this summer.  Now will feature another line-up. This comes from the Manchester United blog Old Trafford Faithful Their...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Louis van Gaal shows comedic side at Man United Presser

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal is nicknamed “The Iron Tulip” due to his hard-liner style and Dutch heritage. He’s known for his stern leadership style, not a sense of humor. However, Van Gaal showed off his comedic timing and ability to be finny yesterday in the press conference previewing United versus Queens Park Rangers.  LVG took the media by surprise with the...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nets Deron Williams gives us something NICE to discuss

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams made headlines this week for the right reasons. A wealthy star athlete doing good works? Imagine that. Usually I don’t report on philanthropy and community service, simply because nobody reads them. Seriously, those stories are never consumed at all. But this week is different. We need this story from Deron Williams. Especially after Ray...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Tim Beckman, Pat Fitzgerald called out by NIU alums

Tim Beckman is 5-18 (very likely 5-19 by the time you actually read this) versus FBS college football teams during his tenure at Illinois. It is a fact that the Northern Illinois football team has three wins over Big Ten teams in the past two years. Beckman has just one. It is a fact that NIU has the second most victories of any FBS team (Oregon is first) over the past four years...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Noah Spence fails drug test again; Ohio St extends suspension

THE Ohio State Buckeyes got the weekly “release your bad press on Friday at 5pm” party started this week, sending out a statement around 4:40 EST that defensive end Noah Spence was suspended again. They gave us spin and corporatespeak instead of the actual reason for the suspension, but it’s being widely reported that Spence once again failed a drug test. We don’t know what...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

James Wilson: future of Manchester United’s attack

There’s been a lot of talk about the youth at Old Trafford lately. From a forward stand point that could be 18 year old James Wilson. Yes, James Wilson was actually born in 1995, and he looks even younger than that. Assistant Manager Ryan Giggs talked this week at the Soccerex Convention about how United is still committed to their youth system, and that the rumors of demise of...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal FC Champions League TV schedule

  Arsenal have gotten off to a rather disappointing start with their Premier League fixtures. The Gunners have acquired five points, via a 1-2-0 record and a 5-4 goal differential. What about Champions League though? Well we have the schedule for the Arsenal match-up as well as the rest of the listings. UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 1 Tues., Sept. 16 (ET) 2:30 PM Borussia...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal FC Champions League TV schedule

  Arsenal have gotten off to a rather disappointing start with their Premier League fixtures. The Gunners have acquired five points, via a 1-2-0 record and a 5-4 goal differential. What about Champions League though? Well we have the schedule for the Arsenal match-up as well as the rest of the listings. UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 1 Tues., Sept. 16 (ET) 2:30 PM Borussia...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal FC Champions League TV schedule

  Arsenal have gotten off to a rather disappointing start with their Premier League fixtures. The Gunners have acquired five points, via a 1-2-0 record and a 5-4 goal differential. What about Champions League though? Well we have the schedule for the Arsenal match-up as well as the rest of the listings. UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 1 Tues., Sept. 16 (ET) 2:30 PM Borussia...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal FC Champions League TV schedule

  Arsenal have gotten off to a rather disappointing start with their Premier League fixtures. The Gunners have acquired five points, via a 1-2-0 record and a 5-4 goal differential. What about Champions League though? Well we have the schedule for the Arsenal match-up as well as the rest of the listings. UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 1 Tues., Sept. 16 (ET) 2:30 PM Borussia...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Louis van Gaal press conf previewing QPR match

Louis van Gaal met the media today to preview the home match versus Queens Park Rangers Sunday. It will be a landmark game for the Red Devils as Radamel Falcao, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo will all be available to make their first appearances in a Manchester United kit. Against QPR at Old Trafford will be the first opportunity to see what kind of return on investment Ed...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal (and the rest of Champions League) TV schedule

  Arsenal have gotten off to a rather disappointing start with their Premier League fixtures. The Gunners have acquired five points, via a 1-2-0 record and a 5-4 goal differential. What about Champions League though? Well we have the schedule for the Arsenal match-up as well as the rest of the listings. UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 1 Tues., Sept. 16 (ET) 2:30 PM Borussia...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool (and the rest of Champions League) TV schedule

After three matches of Premier League action, Liverpool has earned six points. LFC currently sits 5th in the table with a 2-0-1 record and a 6-4 goal differential. It’s a good start for Brendan Rodgers side as they have shown an ability to adjust to life after Luis Suarez. At least up to this point. What about the Reds Champions League action? We have that info for you here. We’re...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur Europa League TV info

Tottenham Hotspur have had a mixed bag in the Premier League season thus far, accumulating a 2-0-1 record and six points. They’re right back where you would expect them to be- 6th place. Spurs have a composite goal differential of +2 (5 GF, 3 GA) heading to their contest against Sunderland in the Stadium of Light today. But what about Europa League? Here’s the TV information...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

CBS’ James Brown has revealing interview of Ravens Owner

CBS’ James Brown gave a very poignant essay yesterday on the subject of domestic abuse before the Ravens beat the Pittsburgh Steelers last night. In case you missed it, here’s the transcript. Brown also had a very revealing exclusive interview with Baltimore Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti; which aired in the pre-game show. In can you missed that, here’s the gist of it, courtesy...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Blackhawks’ Jim Cornelison sings national anthem on Colbert Report

Jim Cornelison, the full time national anthem singer for the Chicago Blackhawks, has performed the Star Spangled Banner at numerous venues in addition to the United Center. Cornelison has performed the Star Spangled banner before NFL and college football games; as well as NASCAR races. Last night, on the eve of the Star Spangled banner’s 200th birthday, he flexed his vocal muscles...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers upset with England over Daniel Sturridge injury

Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers, according to an exclusive interview with TalkSPORT has hit out at England’s treatment of Daniel Sturridge, blaming them for the LFC striker’s thigh injury and saying it could have been avoided. The Daily Star and Daily Mail also had a story today on Rodgers being upset with England Manager Roy Hodgson for how he treated the Daniel Sturridge...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United news and notes: Welbeck, Van Gaal, Falcao, Jones

Manchester United unveiled their recent summer signings to the media yesterday, (Daley Blind, full video of press conference here, and Radamel Falcao, vid of presser here) and a few notable Man United news and notes emerged from the day. Let’s break it down. -United Manager Louis van Gaal said that Danny Welbeck was sold because he didn’t live up to the standard of Man United...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United news notes: Welbeck, Van Gaal, Falcao, Jones

Manchester United unveiled their recent summer signings to the media yesterday, (Daley Blind, full video of press conference here, and Radamel Falcao, vid of presser here) and a few notable Man United news and notes emerged from the day. Let’s break it down. -United Manager Louis van Gaal said that Danny Welbeck was sold because he didn’t live up to the standard of Man United...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United will offer Cristiano Ronaldo £300k per week

Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer Cristiano Ronaldo a £300k-a-week ($487,000) pay packet in an attempt to lure him back to Old Trafford says the Daily Express. Also, it seems Cristiano Ronaldo is reciprocating the interest in coming back to Manchester United. You can’t help but pay a lot of attention to this Ronaldo interview in the Daily Mail on September 3rd: ...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United injury report vs QPR

When Manchester United take on Queens Park Rangers on Sunday it will mark the debuts of all those new players. The QPR match at Old Trafford will be the first opportunity to see what kind of return on investment Ed Woodward will get from his £150 summer transfer window. Radamel Falcao, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo will all be available to make their first appearances in...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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