PHOTO: Danica Patrick racecar to have new look


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Danica Patrick will have a new look with her car this week. New colors, new sponsor.  In a rare change from her normal green racecar, Patrick’s machine this weekend will sport the blue and white colors of Aspen Dental at Kansas.

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Cincinnati Bengals continue to be very un Bengals like


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The Cincinnati Bengals and their much maligned ginger starting quarterback look to start 4-0 for the first time since 2005 when they travel to Foxborough, Mass., to face a reeling Tom Brady and a downward spiraling New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football on NBC. As we chronicled earlier this season, the Bengals have established themselves as a new favorite to win the AFC East. I was even ahead of the curve, albeit wrong, when I picked them to win the AFC last year. Perhaps this the year that the Bengals show us that they are not your older brother’s Bengals.

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Tom Brady is bad now because his OL is horrible


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If you want to know why Tom Brady is bad now it’s not because he’s aged/declined rapidly. Yes, he is on the wrong side of 36. Yes, the window for Brady and Bill Belichick is closing, but let’s not make a full catastrophe out of it. I know, he just had his worst all around game in about 8 years, and by some measures his worst game ever.

Facing your new AFC Championship favorite Cincinnati Bengals next week isn’t just what the doctor ordered either. However, what’s wrong with Tom Brady is quite simple: lack of protection.

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Man United target Wesley Sneijder reveals why he rejected move to MUFC


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Wesley Sneijder has revealed the reason he declined an offer to join Manchester United. The answer may surprise you, and Louis van Gaal claims that no player he’s been seriously interested in has turned him down.

Missing out on Champions League hasn’t been an issue. Until now.

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Steven Gerrard and Liverpool working on new contract


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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has told the Liverpool Echo the club are continuing to look at a new contract for captain Steven Gerrard — but that no decision on a deal has yet been made. (ESPN FC)

Gerrard is one of the greatest and most influential players within the Premier League. He’s also one of the top 100 earning athletes in the world. He has since retired from international football to focus on club play. In the wake of this decision, Wayne Rooney succeeded him as captain of England.

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Chelsea or Arsenal could get Sami Khedira for free


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Arsenal and Chelsea target Sami Khedira could make a stunning move to the Premier League for free at the end of the season, according to reports from the Daily Star. Free, that’s right free. No money down for the World Cup winner with the German National team. The Real Madrid midfielder has also been linked in rumors this past summer to Manchester United. However most of the reports had him heavily tied to Arsenal.

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Big 12 Basketball Preview: #2 Texas Longhorns


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12.

The Texas Longhorns were one of the surprise teams in college basketball last season. With everybody returning and the addition of one of the top recruits in the 2014 class, the ‘Horns won’t sneak up on anybody this year. [Read more...]

Big 12 Basketball Preview: #3 Iowa State Cyclones


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12.

Despite losing their top two scorers from last year’s Sweet 16 squad, Fred Hoiberg and the Iowa State Cyclones reload thanks to… shocking… a few key transfers. [Read more...]

Does anyone really know how good Notre Dame football really is?


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Their record is 4-0 and their ranking is No. 9 in the AP, No. 8 in the USA Today and No. 12 in Sagarin. But really, I’m not sure even the biggest lover of Notre Dame Football can actually tell you how good this 2014 edition of the Fighting Irish is.

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Travis Wood: Chicago Cubs potential “Loogy”


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Overshadowed by RH Edwin Jackson’s disastrous two-year stint in the Cubs’ rotation and albatross contract was the severe regression of LH starter Travis Wood this season.

In his all-star campaign of 2013, Wood tossed 200 innings, allowing 163 hits and 66 walks.  Among the 79 qualifying starters, Wood ranked third in BABIP (batting average on balls in play) (.248); 19th in ERA (3.11); ninth in batting average against (BA) (.218); and 21st in WHIP (1.15).

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Ji-sung Park to be named Manchester United Ambassador


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The official Manchester United account made a cliff-hanger of a tweet earlier today in regards to Ji-sung Park.

Have a look:

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Nani re-affirms his Manchester United identity


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Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha, commonly known as Nani was interviewed tonight after Sporting Lisbon’s 1-nil defeat to Chelsea, and he gave an “interesting” spin on his being back in the Portugese capital. Nani was sent on loan to Sporting by new Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal in the summer. He had been with the club since 2007.

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