Archives for October 2014

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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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…]

Man United very keen on Abdul Majeed Waris

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Manchester United have been keeping a close eye on striker Abdul Majeed Waris from Trabzonspor of the Turkish League. That’s obviously not the position of need right now, but okay. We’ll see where this goes.

The Daily Mail,  had a new update today on the Ghana forward.

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Man United vs Man City: top 5 Manchester Derby storylines

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As the Manchester Derby will soon be upon us, here are five top storylines to watch out for.

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VIDEO: Lebron James, Cleveland propaganda film very well done

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The Sports Bank does not usually post commercials as the basis for content. At least not without some form of compensation in return. However, old media, new media, newspapers, blogs etc. have long been publishing advertisement as news for quite some time now. Today, Nike Basketball launched a new film entitled “Together,” which celebrates the pride and emotion of LeBron James’s return to Cleveland. The film will air live during the national TV broadcast of tonight’s Cleveland Cavaliers home-opener against the New York Knicks.

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ACC Basketball Preview: #8 NC State Wolfpack

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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.

While Mark Gottfried has taken the N.C. State Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament in each of his three years as head coach, the program hasn’t been able to get out of the first round the past two seasons. They will likely be in a similar situation again this year. [Read more…]

ACC Basketball Preview: #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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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.

After suffering through their first losing season in the Mike Brey era, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are looking for a bounce back year. Getting their best player back should help in that effort. [Read more…]

2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (10/30/14)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  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. [Read more…]

2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (10/30/14)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  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. [Read more…]

Wayne Rooney deemed fit to return versus Man City

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As the Manchester Derby approaches Sunday, Wayne Rooney has battled to be fit for Manchester United’s clash with Manchester City.  Monday night Rooney attended a promotional event for a watch-maker for which he has a commercial relationship. At this event he was witnessed as limping and being in discomfort as he walked. Rooney’s camp denies this and claim he will be fit.

It appears that they were right, and the reports about Wayne Rooney suffering a food injury in training on Monday were exaggerated.

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