Jose Mourinho Throws Slams Midseason International Friendlies

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has performed the “us against the world” motivation yet again This isn’t the first, nor the second, but yes now it’s the third time this month that Mourinho has thrown shade at the powers that be regarding the fixture schedule construction.

The Football Association, the English Premier League, UEFA, everyone is fair game in this regard according to Mourinho. This time, the Portugese got very unfriendly on those who schedule the friendlies.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reveals that he is in Contract Extension Talks at United

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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently serving suspension, having accepted the charges of violent conduct leveled against him by the Football Association. His infraction was elbowing the face of AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings, in retaliation to Mings stomping on him when Ibrahimovic was down, and he’ll miss the weekend fixture against West Bromwich Albion.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger Says Proper Goodbye to Man United; Reflects on Time at MUFC

Given the timing of his release from Manchester United, and his subsequent signing by the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, Bastian Schweinsteiger never truly got the chance to say goodbye to his Red Devils teammates. His transatlantic move came while United was at Middlesbrough, winning 3-1, and then the international break took hold.

With MUFC focused on a league fixture, and the team then going their separate ways for international duty, Bastian Schweinsteiger never had the chance to say a proper goodbye to everyone.

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Liverpool FC Currently Have Fourth Best Odds for an EPL Top Four Finish

With the six biggest clubs in the Premier League battling it out for the top four positions in the table, we should see plenty of excitement and intrigue over the final stretch of the season. Liverpool FC are one of the six clubs in the mix for the top four, and with it UEFA Champions League qualification, in the English top flight.

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Anthony Martial Gave Schweinsteiger a Nickname, Bastian Explains the Meaning

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Bastian Schweinsteiger was certainly a very well liked teammate in the Old Trafford dressing room. Through what was an extreme and sometimes even humiliating situation at United, Schweinsteiger kept up his positive frame of mind and team spirit. His professionalism under very tough circumstances is commendable.

When it was announced that United had set him free to join the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, United forward Anthony Martial was quick to wish the midfielder well. In his social media goodbye to the Captain of the 2014 World Cup winning German national team, Martial revealed Schweinsteiger’s nickname on the team, calling him ‘Giorgio Armani’.

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Michigan St. Target Brandon McCoy Considering Purdue? Center Himself Gives an Update

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Although interest in the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game was far below that of previous events (the 40% off ticket sales promotions available yesterday truly says it all), there was still plenty of intrigue on the recruiting front.

During #McDAAG the real basketball is played behind closed doors in front of NBA scouts, what the media and general public see are just, as Ian Darke would put it, “indifferent editions.”

The real competition and news-worthiness lie in recruiting, and the top story on Wednesday surrounded uncommitted Center Brandon McCoy out of San Diego, California.

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Preview of Chicago Cubs World Series Victory Themed Art Show (PHOTOS)

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Art imitates a surreal, transcendent moment in the life of every Chicago Cubs fan with the work of Opie Otterstand, which will be exhibited in Water Tower Place beginning next week. Cubs pitcher John Lackey got his own personal preview back on February 24th with a showing of It Happened from Otterstad himself. The painting, which depicts the Cubs’ World Series triumph, was unveiled to Lackey, and everyone else during a fundraiser at Vandergrift High School in Leander, Texas.

The Chicago Cubs World Series celebration paintings will be on public display at Narrative Gallery inside Chicago’s Water Tower Place, featuring special in-gallery appearances by Mr. Otterstad on Saturday, April 8, from 6:00-9:00 pm CST and Sunday, April 9, between 1:00-4:00 pm.

RSVPs suggested. #CubsArtEvent

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Bastian Schweinsteiger Arrives in Chicago: Photos, Videos of #CHIweinsteiger Scene

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photo credit John Gress/Chicago Fire Soccer Club 

New Chicago Fire Designated Player Bastian Schweinsteiger arrived in his new hometown tonight. The former Manchester United midfielder strolled through the international arrival terminal at Chicago O’Hare International Airport early Tuesday evening.

More than 500 singing, chanting and flag-waving fans were on hand to welcome the legend of German football to the Windy City.

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Mohamed Bamba, Duke and Kentucky Target, has a Funny Christian Laettner “The Shot” Story

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If Mohamed Bamba commits to the Kentucky Wildcats, and Bam Adebayo stays, what a front court UK would have, name wise. Or if he goes to Michigan, he could team up with Muhamad Ali Abdur-Rahkman. Bamba might choose Duke over both of those schools, but as of now, Shaka Smart at Texas is supposedly leading the way in the race to sign him.

ESPN ranks Mohamed Bamba #5 overall, 24/7 Sports has him third nationally while Scout places him second fifth. While he is a HUGE get for whoever lands him, he also has one-and-done written all over him as Draft Express have him slotted fourth and NBA Draft Room have him going #23overall in their 2018 NBA mock drafts. NBA Draft.net has him projected the sixth overall pick.

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Sir Alex Ferguson Thinks Jose Mourinho has been a bit “Unlucky” this Season

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Early on, the Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United has been one of polarities. Mourinho won his first three league games, then achieved just six points from the next seven Premier League matches. Through the first 11 league games, the Portugese had accumulated the lowest number of points in club history.

Even less than the disastrous David Moyes. However, Mourinho and the team have certainly righted the ship since then. On October 23rd, United lost 4-0 to Chelsea; since then now undefeated (nine wins, eight draws) in their last 17 Premier League games. In their last 33, across all competitions, they have suffered just three losses.

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Man United Transfer Rumors Surround Everton Academy Director’s Teenage Son

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Manchester United are pursuing the teenage son of Everton Academy Director Peter Vint. United Academy Director, and club icon Nicky Butt is looking to finalize a deal for Will Vint, a teenage super prospect. The teen’s Instagram page already describes him as a “Footballer at Manchester United.”

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Michael Porter Jr., Nation’s Top Recruit, Talks Illini Rivalry, Braggin’ Rights Game

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Michael Porter Jr. is so much more than just the 2017 edition of basketball’s “next big thing.” He’s helping to revive a moribund college basketball rivalry, and breathe new life into a once proud but currently abysmal program. The Gatorade Player of the Year and Naismith Preps Award winner is also dating a famous actress, Madison Pettis, with over 1.5 million followers on Twitter.

Porter was also the main attraction at McDonald’s All-American Game Media Day, with the media swarms around him much larger than those surrounding all the other blue-chippers.

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