VIDEO: Ronaldo gets first Anfield goal, Real Madrid crush Liverpool


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All those years he played for Manchester United yet it wasn’t until today that Cristiano Ronaldo found the back of the net at Anfield. His score was the first of three for Real Madrid as Los Blancos crushed Liverpool 3-nil. Karim Benzema tallied the other two. Ronaldo is just one score away from tying for the most goals in Champions League history.
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Miss Iowa Aly Olson to sing before Hawkeyes vs Northwestern


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Aly Olson, the current Miss Iowa now competing in the 2015 Miss America pageant (she made the cut down to the final 12), will sing “God Bless America” before the Iowa Hawkeyes host Northwestern at Kinnick Stadium. Olson is attending the University of Iowa on a presidential scholarship. Aly Olson hails from Des Moines and is pursuing a bachelor of music in vocal performance.

She will perform her rendition of Irving Berlin’s patriotic tune on the field before the national anthem is played preceding kickoff.

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Tim Lincecum = “Dazed and Confused’s” Mitch Kramer: still funny


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With the San Francisco Giants back in the World Series, time to dust off one of our favorite sports jokes. Tim Lincecum is the only guy on the Giants roster who has not played this postseason. Still relevant though.

“Dazed & Confused” has absolutely no plot, but it’s still one of the most relevant teen comedies of all time. It lives up to the hype that another plotless teen comedy, “Napoleon Dynamite” receives. The entire film takes place in Austin, Texas on May 28th, 1976.

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VIDEO: MSU Spartans mascot dancing in Taylor Swift parody


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It’s a good thing my 11-year-old niece doesn’t read my site. She’s a “Swiftie” and might get upset by seeing how much I’m about to rip the music of Taylor Swift here. On the other hand, she’d probably find this parody of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” as disturbing and bizarre as I do. In the video below, you’ll see several Big Ten mascots “shaking it” and “working it” and lusting after young women.

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Todd Gurley apologizes, UGA applies for reinstatement


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Running back and former Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Gurley could return to the Georgia Bulldogs sooner rather than later. It’s hard to say given the arbitrariness and capriciousness of the NCAA. The University of Georgia sent out a very boring statement filled with a lot of legalese and corporatespeak this morning regarding the Todd Gurley matter.

There are however, three main takeaways from it:

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Chelsea transfer rumors: Torres, Khedira, El Haddadi


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Jose Mourinho made some comments earlier this week that Chelsea is going to stand pat this January transfer window. We don’t buy that. The Special One is known for mind games and every Premier League Manager says contradicting things when it comes to the buying and selling of players. Like Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal said this summer “if I talk about these players in the media, the price goes up.”

So, let’s talk Chelsea transfer rumors:

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Man United news and notes: Falcao, Shaw, Van Gaal, Herrera


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It’s time for another edition of Man United news and notes, so let’s get this party started.

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Villanova’s Jay Wright is TOTALLY DELUSIONAL about Big East hoops


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Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright analogized Big East basketball to SEC football. Seriously, he did.

Maybe Wright should see the ESPN Films 30 for 30 “Requiem for the Big East” (review here). Or perhaps he’s seen only the beginning and middle of the documentary. The Big East is a shell of what it was once, which makes Wright’s comments below a bit absurd.

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Tom Izzo explains MSU’s bizarre string of non-basketball injuries


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Tom Izzo has seen some of his Michigan State Spartans underachieve, overachieve and everything in between. Often in the same season. One of the few reasons he’s earned the nickname “Mr. March” is because his teams often struggle in midseason and/or start slowly. Last year’s Spartans had an 18-1 start to the season, the best in school history. They looked like a national champion.

However, Sparty then had a brutal 5-7 stretch over from January 25th to March 9th. February was not kind.

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Who gets the final Chicago Bulls forward roster spot?


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It looks like the Chicago Bulls will go with five guards and seven forwards this season. Given the health history of Derrick Rose, it’s mandatory to have two guys on the roster who can run the point behind him. So with Rose, Jimmy Butler, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks as locks, the final guard slot goes to E’Twaun Moore (as we’ve chronicled before). Especially now that Kim English and Ben Hansbrough have been waived.

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Angel Di Maria will get precautionary scan of groin injury


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Angel Di Maria caused a lot of concern among Manchester United fans yesterday as the midfielder held an ice pack on his groin. The Argentine winger, United’s record signing, and best overall player, was impressive at the Hawthorns, but he came off in the 76th minute.

The ailment was identified has a minor groin injury.

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Arsenal transfer rumors: Ozil, Moore, Reus, El Haddadi


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Most of the Arsenal transfer rumors lately have centered around Mesut Ozil, and for good reason. Despite what the German has said to squash the gossip, his move out of the Emirates is looking more and more likely.

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