John Terry says Chelsea players still back Jose Mourinho

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Chelsea Owner Roman Abrahmovich still believes in his Manager Jose Mourinho. At least in public he does. The club officially granted a vote of confidence to Mourinho yesterday. The believe he should stay in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Here’s the link to the prepared statement.

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Anthony Martial plays down Thierry Henry comparisons


It’s been a fairy tale beginning for Anthony Martial. Hopes are, have been and will continue to be, very high for him. Martial mania really began to ramp up when he announced his arrival with authority versus Liverpool. Martial came on in the 65′ and scored in the 86′; putting United’s arch-rivals on ice.

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Fascinating historical essay of American Baseball Imperialism


Very interesting submission to the site this week as the baseball postseason is set to begin. This is an essay entitled “American Baseball Imperialism” by historian Christopher Kelly. Enjoy:

Armed American forces have fought in eighty-five out of the 194 countries in the world (excluding the USA itself) or 44 percent of the total.  Over the course of this amazing history, filled as it is with heroic liberations and a few tragic blunders, we Americans have had one undeniable achievement – we have exported the game of baseball around much of the world.

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Ryan Giggs’ future managerial prospects gain another endorsement



It’s becoming inevitable, if it wasn’t already, that Ryan Giggs will become the next Manchester United Manager once Louis van Gaal retires. The Dutchman said so during the last international break in early September.

What Van Gaal said was an emphatic reiteration of the same thing he told the club’s official site back in late April.

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Jessica Mendoza to make Baseball history this MLB postseason


ESPN broadcaster and current Women’s Sports Foundation President Jessica Mendoza will make Major League Baseball history on Tuesday night. According to a release sent out just now by Bristol’s big red PR machine:

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Sir Alex still maintains that David Moyes was the right choice


A new BBC documentary airing on Sunday has some fascinating anecdotes regarding legendary Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Previously, we knew that Sir Alex had considered Pep Guardiola as his successor.

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Updated Notre Dame Football Bowl Projections


We scroll through all the college football bowl projections, so you don’t have to. After last week’s heart-breaking defeat, Notre Dame football fans won’t be seeing their team listed in any of the college football playoff slots in the bowl projections right now. Instead, they’ll see the team that just vanquished them, Clemson, in quite a few of them.

There’s still enough time though, maybe. Thus far, none of the opponents on the 2015 Notre Dame football schedule are doing them any favors. Texas is total garbage. Georgia Tech was overrated; that win lost a lot of meaning.

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Brendan Rodgers expresses his disappointment over his sacking


(Update: Multiple reports say Jurgen Klopp will be the next manager, with an announcement coming as early as Friday)

(Update: Liverpool to have a new manager in place by next game)

On Sunday, Liverpool sacked Manager Brendan Rodgers. The decision came shortly after the Reds 1-1 draw versus Everton in the Merseyside Derby. On Monday Rodgers spoke out.

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Robbie Gould: the latest cardiac kicker in Bears-Raiders series


Robbie Gould’s dramatic 49-yard field goal against the Oakland Raiders with two seconds remaining on Sunday propelled the Bears to their first victory of the season 22-20.

However, Gould was probably blissfully unaware that cardiac kicks are the rule, not the exception, when these teams meet.  Make or miss, victory or defeat, jubilation or despair, most of the thirteen prior meetings between the teams, dating to their first battle in 1972, were decided by Bears placekickers, including four in the final seconds.

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Updated Northwestern football bowl projections


At 5-0, ranked #16 in the country, with a defense that was giving up just an average of just 8.8 points per game heading into today’s shut out, 2015 Northwestern football is already drawing comparisons (at least defensively) to that magical season of 1995. After today, they are now surrendering just 7 points per game.

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Sir Alex says Giggs would be current United boss, had he retired at 35


Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal said during the last international break in early September that his current assistant Manager Ryan Giggs will be successor. He emphatically reiterated what he said to the club’s official site back in late April.

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Chelsea issue statement supporting Jose Mourinho


Jose Mourinho received the dreaded “vote of confidence” from Chelsea today. It’s odd how these types of statements, designed to reaffirm and strengthen, almost always prelude a weakening relationship that could soon dissolve.

Here’s what the Chelsea statement read:

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