Arsenal News: Cech, Krychowiak, preseason fixtures, FIFA, Community Shield


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A lot of ground to cover today’s edition of Arsenal News and notes. There’s some transfer rumors, some FIFA talk, and some key dates to circle on your summer calendar; for various reasons.

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With OTAs, Chicago Bears begin struggle to regain balance


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This week brings us Chicago Bears OTAs, and with that a reminder that mini-camp is less than a week away. In other words, even though it’s mid-June, “are you ready for some football?” We’ve certainly had enough dark and depressing stories this offseason courtesy of Ray McDonald.
We can start by breaking down Bears trying way too hard to fit in with today’s ultra pass happy NFL, and in the process neglecting some of their best assets in the running game.

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The Chicago Blackhawks bandwagon at its best (or worst)


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The Chicago Blackhawks bandwagon is bigger and badder this year than ever before. “HAWKS WIN” was a top ten national trending term on Twitter last night. And yes it was HAWKS WIN, in ALL CAPS, because Tweeters were YELLING. It was not Hawks win because that’s not quite LOUD ENOUGH!

Yes, it’s obvious that the Blackhawks are the most powerful national hockey brand. They’re like the Chicago Bulls in the ’90s; the bandwagon is both national and local.

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Leslie Osborne develops cult following among World Cup fans


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Of all the FOX soccer pundits this Women’s World Cup, the one that’s developed a cult following on Twitter this tournament is Leslie Osborne. Here’s a little more on her professional background:

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Man United News: De Gea, Pogba, Sterling, Ronaldo


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In this morning’s edition of Manchester United news and notes we’ll cover some former players that have rumored to be once again current players in the future. As well as a player who getting very close to becoming a former player. Let’s dive right in!

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Chelsea News: Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling


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Comedian and political pundit John Oliver described the credentials of professional Social Media Experts thusly:

“all it takes is wanting it bad enough, and not caring about whether strangers hate you or not.” Sorry for quoting a Liverpool supporter in the intro, but the quote is somewhat apt when reporting on transfer rumors too. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of people out there doing excellent reporting out there on the transfer window.

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Man United News: David de Gea, Karim Benzema, Nicolas Otamendi


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Comedian and political pundit John Oliver described the credentials of professional Social Media Experts thusly:

“all it takes is wanting it bad enough, and not caring about whether strangers hate you or not.” Sorry for quoting a Liverpool supporter in the intro, but the quote is somewhat apt when reporting on transfer rumors too. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of people out there doing excellent reporting out there on the transfer window.

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Man United News: De Gea, Butt, Lindegaard, Clyne


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Time to talk Manchester United news and notes. As it’s summer time, transfer gossip is ruling the roost in the current news cycle. Also the Mail ran a story on third-string goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, and his model wife Misse Beqiri.

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Tottenham Hotspur News: Pochettino, Werner, Wimmer


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Time to talk Tottenham Hotspur news and notes. As it’s summer time, transfer gossip is ruling the roost in the current news cycle. As you would expect, there’s a lot of talk about reshaping the attack. Without a doubt, there will be a makeover in the forward department at United this coming summer.

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Liverpool News: Milner, Lallana, Rodgers, Klopp, Sterling, Gerrard


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Time to talk Liverpool news and notes. As it’s summer time, transfer gossip is ruling the roost in the current news cycle. As you would expect, there’s a lot of talk about reshaping the team, both on the field and in the back room. It’s pretty clear that this summer will bring a lot of transition to Anfield.

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Chelsea News: Mourinho, Cech, Higuain, Loftus-Cheek, Remy


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Time to talk Chelsea news and notes. As it’s summer time, transfer gossip is ruling the roost in the current news cycle. We do however, also have an item or two relating to Jose Mourinho and the latest public controversy surrounding him. The Special One is a lightning rod for both giving and receiving criticism.

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5 Ways to Empower The 21st Century Athlete Today


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Today’s generation of athletes have often been labeled the 21st Century Athlete. And some of the common traits they possess are that they often appear unable to see beyond their own self-worth and self-importance. A lot of them are garnering more attention for their off-field/court behavior than they are for their on-field/court performance. So much so, that the 21st Century Athlete and their values are a big concern for many sports organizations.

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