ACC Basketball Preview: #7 Florida State Seminoles


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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, Big 12, SEC, and AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look ACC.

Having failed to make the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons, the Florida State Seminoles are hoping their talented group of wing players can get the program back to the Big Dance. [Read more...]

Man United to face major competition for Marco Reus


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Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund have still not come to an agreement. And that’s opening the door for Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal. Each of these clubs will want to make bids at the end of the season. Therefore, Reus is posed to become the hottest topic of the summer transfer window.

In addition to the four Premier League sides keen on Reus, two other European giants, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, are also throwing their hat into the Reus ring.

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Man United news and notes: Di Maria, Fellaini, De Gea


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Welcome to Saturday’s edition of Man United news and notes. Here we have a collection of links to the some of the best pre Manchester Derby reading that you’ll find right now in the Manchester United related cyberspace. Also, here’s our five big important story lines to watch for in the derby:

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VIDEO: Three glorious Man United moments in the Manchester Derby


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The Manchester Derby is almost here, and all the experts are picking Manchester City to triumph at home over Manchester United. Tommy Smyth of ESPN FC went 3-1 in his prediction, a prop bet that will pay you 12-1. (Manuel Pellegrini being the next manager to be sacked pays out 14-1)

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Ryan Giggs documentary to be released later this month


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24th November 2014 will sees the release of “Life of Ryan” on DVD & Blu-ray. It’s a documentary celebrating Ryan Giggs ’ illustrious career at Manchester United Football Club. Currently assistant manager at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs is celebrated as the most decorated player the Premier League has produced, accumulating 34 career trophies.

He has made more appearances and won more honors than any other player in the clubs illustrious history.

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Radamel Falcao out, Wayne Rooney in for Manchester Derby


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The Man United news and notes column today focuses on Sunday’s Manchester derby of course. We get you updated on who’s fit and who’s injured for both Man United and Man City. It appears Wayne Rooney is in and Radamel Falcao is out.

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Theo Epstein statement on Renteria firing, Maddon hire


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Yes, Theo Epstein the “smartest man in the room” always. Regardless of whatever room he’s in. Like I said on Twitter:

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Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors: Assou-Ekotto, Levy, Rodriguez


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Can Tottenham make the right moves this January to get them into top four contention? Can they make a move next year up from the the Europa league to the Champions League? It’s time to talk Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors.

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VIDEO: Louis van Gaal press conf previewing Manchester Derby


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Time for another Louis van Gaal press conference previewing the week’s match. A truly huge Manchester derby is Sunday, and we begin of course with injuries. According to LVG, Wayne Rooney is in while Radamel Falcao is out.

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Michigan Wolverines A.D. Dave Brandon resigns


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We already knew that Michigan Wolverines Athletic Director Dave Brandon is a dead man walking; just like Head Coach Brady Hoke. Michigan President Mark Schlissel will host a news conference at 130 eastern and it is being widely reported that Dave Brandon will step down. Happy Halloween Michigan Wolverines football fans.

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VIDEO: Charles Barkley talks about imagining Shaq naked


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Charles Barkley is always an interesting soundbite. Sports media is world filled with platitude and niceties, but the Chuckster is a refreshing and interesting candid change of pace. His chemistry with Shaquille O’Neal makes Inside the NBA on TNT the best studio show in all of sports media.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (10/31/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF OUR 2015 NBA MOCK DRAFT. [Read more...]