Liverpool Loanee Mamadou Sakho Celebrates Christian Benteke Goal Against “Current” Club

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Liverpool Defender Mamadou Sakho returned to preseason training this past summer in recovery mode. Convalescing from an achilles injury, Sakho was sent out on season long loan to Crystal Palace.

Today the Eagles came into Anfield and won there for the third consecutive time. The Palace hero was none other than Christian Benteke who scored both goals in the 2-1 victory. After the game winning goal, Mamadou Sakho (still a Liverpool employee by the way) celebrated his Benteke. For many, this act is going to go over like a lead balloon.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Disputes Reports Indicating He’ll Never Play Again

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This past Thursday night, Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered what Manchester United have called “significant ligament damage” in his knee. There’s been reports that Ibrahimovic could be out until January of 2018. Other reports indicate that Ibra may never even play again.

The 35-year-old Swedish striker has said this season that he’s aging like a fine wine. He then took bold statement up a notch by saying he’s aging like Benjamin Button. Thus, you knew Zlatan Ibrahimovic was going to make a strong sentiment about his future.

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Juan Mata Sends Message Indicating He Could Return Soon

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Monday was an action packed news day regarding injured Manchester United stars. Juan Mata posted a fitness update on his blog, which was then linked on the official club site. ESPN FC broke a story indicating that Ander Herrera faces a late fitness test for the Manchester Derby on Thursday night.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic posted a message on Instagram indicating that he will return one day; disputing reports claiming that he will never play again.

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Ander Herrera Faces a Fitness Test Before Manchester Derby

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has been one of their best and most important players this season. Thus, it’s imperative that they have him ready to face Manchester City Thursday night. It’s going to be a colossal Manchester Derby, and United are already short-handed as it is.

It was reported Monday that Ander Herrera faces a late fitness test for the match by ESPN FC, which writes:

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2017 NFL Mock Draft 4-25-17

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Time for another 2017 NFL mock draft update….and we’ve already updated our 2018 NFL mock draft twice!

The Sports Bank is the only independently owned, mom and pop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2017 NBA mock draft, (NBA round two), 2017 MLB mock draft and 2017 NHL mock draft coming soon.

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2018 NFL Mock Draft Version 4-25-17

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Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft, version 1.0! Order was based on an amalgam of NFL power rankings from across the internet. If you have issue with the order, well so do many others. That’s what the comments section is for! Just keep it above board and professional in your criticism.

Team needs were not taken into account and it’s just too early. You can check out our 2017 NFL mock draft at this link, but bear in mind that our mock projections were not taking into account for the 2018 NFL mock draft either.

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Alexis Sanchez Scores FA Cup Semi-Final Winner, Gives Shirt to Fan (Video)

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Arsenal FC and Alexis Sanchez are two terms proverbially breaking social media right now due to the Gunners triumph over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final. Alexis Sanchez scored the game winning goal, and once the match was over, handed his shirt to a very lucky young fan.

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Anthony Martial Goal Means Man United Must Pay Monaco £8.5m More

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Manchester United forward Anthony Martial made a lot of headlines when he arrived on deadline day in 2015. His £36 million transfer fee raised a lot of eye brows, and with add-ons and incentive clauses, that total compensation package could potentially send that compensation package north of £50 million in a hurry.

It’s been a tumultuous second season at Old Trafford for Martial. His playing time and thus the production has substantially slipped.

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Paul Pogba is Doubtful for Manchester Derby, Jose Mourinho Reveals

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Manchester United are looking to continue their Premier League hot streak as they head across town for the Manchester Derby on Thursday. Jose Mourinho’s side is undefeated in their last 23, thrashing Burnley 2-0 today. Afterward, Mourinho addressed the media and it appears this victory came with a hefty price.

Paul Pogba limped off the pitch on Sunday and he’s now a doubt for the epic clash against Manchester City Thursday night.

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DeShone Kizer’s Cocky Remarks Won’t Help, but also Won’t Hurt Draft Stock Too Badly

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While the NFL Draft evaluation process has seen the stock of former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer plummet like the brand value of Pepsi, he still made the right call in coming out this year. The 2018 class of quarterbacks will be much stronger than the 2017, which is a bit weak. 

Also, given how ND’s season went, and the current direction and status of the Brian Kelly regime, Kizer really had no real reason to return to South Bend. It doesn’t seem like the 2017 Fighting Irish season was going to help the Toledo area native very much.

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Eden Hazard Coming off the Bench was All Part of Antonio Conte’s Plan

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Chelsea superstars Eden Hazard and Diego Costa didn’t start in today’s 4-2 FA Cup semifinal triumph over Tottenham Hotspur, but instead came on in the 61′.

Hazard fired home the game-winning goal in the 75′ with Blues boss Antonio Conte admitting in the postgame that the master plan was to indeed bring Hazard off the bench and hopefully provide a spark.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Marquinhos, Andrea Belotti

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We’ve heard stories propagating the Antoine Griezmann going to Manchester United narrative pretty consistently for the past four or five months. Multiple news outlets have kept going with it, and it’s not just the tabloids. Your more conservative, less trigger-happy outlets have reported it too.

Who, besides the superstar Frenchman at Atletico Madrid, could be on their summer shopping list?

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