Chicago Bulls Fans Have Every Right to “Check Out” For a Very Long Time

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Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman lied to the media several times about shopping Jimmy Butler, so on the night that he finally dealt away his franchise player, some backlash was to be expected.

I seriously doubt Forman expected to be publicly called out as harshly as this by Butler’s trainer though-

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Caleb Swanigan Could Get Minutes Immediately, Given Portland Trail Blazers Needs

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You’ve read all the scouting reports on Caleb Swanigan, the 6’9” Power Forward/Center out of Purdue University who was taken by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 26th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

You already know the limitations of his athleticism and his defense. You’ve already heard/read about how Swanigan turns the ball over too much. On the flip side, you also know how well he rebounds and passes, what a great shooter he is for a player his size, and that he takes care of business at the free-throw line too.

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Bulls Get Fleeced in Jimmy Butler Trade; Some of the Funniest Reaction Tweets

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The Chicago Bulls made a really poor business decision by holding a country music theme night (because nothing says NBA like honky tonk), but it was pure genius compared to the Jimmy Butler trade. If you thought Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace got fleeced on draft night, in what he gave up in order to acquire quarterback Mitchell Tribusky, well that was an Oceans 11 level of a brilliant heist compared to this.

The Minnesota Timberwolves sent Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the rights to Lauri Markkanen at no. 7 to Chicago for Jimmy Butler and the rights to Justin Patton at no. 16. No, that’s not a typo.

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Man United Outbid Juventus, Barcelona for Marquinhos, Says Brazilian Report

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Marquinhos is a defender who’s been linked with a move to Manchester United many times over the past several years. Only time will tell if 2017 is the summer than finally sees the move made. For what it’s worth, Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte claim there’s a four team derby on to acquire his services from Paris Saint-Germain, with three teams having submitted bids already.

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Liverpool FC Finally Unveil Mohamed Salah; £39m Deal Breaks Club Transfer Record

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The deal is finally done! All the Is are dotted and all the Ts crossed, and at very long last it’s officially official. Egyptian Winger Mohamed Salah, it was initially reported this past weekend, was set to undergo his Liverpool medical and complete the move to Anfield on Tuesday.

Then the process was held up, and new reports claimed it was all going to go down on Wednesday.

Well, happy very very late on Thursday, because now we can all finally say #AnnouncedSalah

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Cubs Sign 2017 First Round Pick Brendon Little for $2.2m ($2.373m Slotted)

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Brendon Little has the best curveball in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, says Peter Gammons. Well, you could call that a $2,373,000 million curveball now, as the Chicago Cubs just announced the signing of their 2017 first round pick. Little was taken with the 27th overall pick on June 12th. Major League Baseball refuses to release monetary amounts, but it’s being widely reported that Little is getting $2.2 million, with $2,373,000 slotted.

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United Reportedly Closing on Sale of Adnan Januzaj to Real Sociedad

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Adnan Januzaj is a misfit at Manchester United and the club has been fielding offers for the Belgian winger this summer transfer window. The Red Devils outcast has been linked with several clubs, so there are plenty of suitors out there. Januzaj is all over the news today with multiple outlets claiming different stages of progress in a potential deal.

The Daily Mail write that “Real Sociedad have agreed a £10 million fee with Manchester United for Adnan Januzaj, which could end the winger’s tumultuous time at Old Trafford.”
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Bastian Schweinsteiger Fined by League Disciplinary Commitee

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has had a ton of new experiences since he left Manchester United for the Chicago Fire. He’s adjusted very well from the English Premier League to American Major League Soccer, and he’s helped guide his new team into MLS contention. The Fire are the hottest team in league, undefeated in their last eight.

However, last night brought another new and this time unpleasant experience for Schweinsteiger, a run-in with the MLS Disciplinary Committee.

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Liverpool FC Turn Down Napoli’s £11 Million Alberto Moreno Bid

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As Liverpool football club supporters await the official arrival of Egyptian Winger Mohamed Salah today, there is other Reds transfer news to discuss. Young Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno is a target of Napoli, but the club have rejected a £11 million bid from the Serie A side.

According to The Telegraph: “the Merseyside club has put a £15 million price tag on the 24-year-old and is awaiting bigger offers. There has been plenty of interest in the full-back, with both Milan clubs exploring the possibility of a deal.”

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Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea FC Could Prelude Nemanja Matic to Manchester United

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Chelsea FC might end up having the most interesting and news-worthy summer transfer window when all is said and done. Some of the Blues transactions could have ripple effects throughout the football world too, creating a domino theory. One of the first dominoes could fall at Manchester United.

The Daily Mail writes that “Chelsea are close to signing Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco for £35 million, which could prompt Nemanja Matic to leave for Manchester United.”

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Clothing Line Hints at His Next Destination After MUFC

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A-Z Sportswear, the clothing line of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, may have given away the Swedish striker’s next destination. His contract expiring at Manchester United, the club have decided not to renew. Recovering from a cruciate ligament injury, and subsequent knee surgery, he won’t be back in action until at least January.

Ibra is rehabilitating at the club’s Carrington training ground. Sources have told ESPN FC there remains a possibility Ibrahimovic could sign a short-term deal with United once he is fully fit. Of course, that’s a long shot at best.

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Melisa Reidy, Addison Russell’s Wife, Files for Divorce and Won’t Talk to MLB Investigators

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Melisa Russell, will soon be Melisa Reidy again, as she’s filed for divorce from husband and Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell. The couple is breaking up after just one year of marriage. The law firm representing Melisa Reidy issued a statement Wednesday announcing that divorce proceedings between the two parties had begun.

Reidy said she won’t meet with Major League Baseball to discuss the domestic abuse allegations against Addison Russell. There are no legal charges facing Russell, but there is an ongoing investigation being conducted by MLB.

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