Tottenham signing Clinton N’Jie says he turned down Arsenal


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 Tottenham Hotspur signed Lyon’s speedy star Clinton N’Jie; the kid dubbed the next Samuel Eto’o on Saturday. Today, he revealed that he turned down a move to the Emirates before he committed to White Hart Lane.

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VIDEO: Van Gaal discusses pressure of Champions League playoff


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Manchester United are back in the Champions League! Yes, the playoff round, for entrance into the group stage of UEFA Champions League competition returns to Old Trafford Tuesday night. Here’s the link to our prediction of what lineup Louis van Gaal might put on the pitch to take on Club Brugge.

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Four MSU Football Players who could be 1st round draft picks


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Heading into the 2015 NFL Draft, we did a feature on eight MSU football players who could be selected in the 2015 or 2016 Draft (read it here). Today, as we’re just 18 days away from the kick-off of MSU football season (Michigan State travels a very short distance to visit Western Michigan in yet another Friday night tilt) we take a closer look at four Spartans who could be first round picks this April.

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Michael Carrick says ‘more to come’ for Man United


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Michael Carrick is a cerebral, composed player who does most of his work hovering in the holding-midfield position. The Manchester United midfielder is a gifted passer and reader of the game, and has never received a red card in 432 EPL appearances (premierleague.com).

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Tottenham reportedly move closer to signing Saido Berahino


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What had been a relatively quiet summer transfer window at Tottenham Hotspur is really heating up now. Toby Alderweireld was the first major acquisition; but then there wasn’t much chatter until Manager Mauricio Pochettino said on August 9th that the team would buy a striker “in the next few days.”

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Manchester City replace Chelsea as BPL title favorites


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Manchester City really took it to Chelsea today. The 3-0 score is indicative of what a true rout we witnessed. And now the book makers have taken note. On August 7th, Manchester City was given 11-4 odds to win the 2015-16 Barclay’s Premier League title. Chelsea was at 7-4; this according Bet365.com

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Danica Patrick to announce new sponsor, SHR future Tuesday


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Danica Patrick will hold a press conference Tuesday morning at 11 AM Eastern to make an unspecified announcement. This press conference will be held at the headquarters of Stewart Haas Racing in Kannapolis, North Carolina. It will be streamed LIVE on NASCAR.com.

The specific reason for the press conference was not given, but it’s widely believed that Patrick will make two announcements on Tuesday morning-

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Have other clubs closed the gap on Mourinho and Chelsea?


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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho makes great copy. Love him or hate him, he certainly is an entertaining and intriguing character. Following a week in which The Special One was at the center of a major media circus (the club medical staff storyline, more on that here) Mourinho took “credit” for the Premier League’s ramped up spending spree this summer.

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De Gea back in United first team training, but Romero still starting


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Time for your daily David de Gea update. Will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? In the words of Sideshow Mel from The Simpsons, “this endeavor is the height of tedium.” Nothing is official yet of course, but here’s the latest headlines on the situation.

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Nicolas Otamendi joining Man City on Monday, claims Spanish outlet


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Manchester United and Nicolas Otamendi have been linked all summer long, but it appears that a move to the blue side of Manchester is what’s actually imminent for the Valencia defender. Well, supposedly, remember to take all these things with a grain of salt.

Last week, it was reported that United lost interest in the center back, and today, one Spanish outlet is claiming that he’ll even be introduced as a member of the Citizens tomorrow already!

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Joe Maddon gives an “interesting” description of his style


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Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon is right up there with Bruce Bochy as the best in the game. (That’s why the Cubs risked “tampering” infractions to go get him, right? I kid, I kid) FOX Sports Analyst Frank Thomas, no stranger to the Chicago baseball community, said before the season started that the addition of Maddon was worth another 12-20 wins to the Cubs.

How he’s turned around the club so quickly and so dramatically this season is a truly amazing feat. The Cubs are 65-48 this season, 17 over .500, while last year’s club was just 73-89.

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Illini fan base keeps enduring new and more painful lows


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It never ends.
It just keeps getting worse.
Until the next one happens.
This Tweet pretty much encapsulates what being an Illini basketball and Illini football fan entails these days.

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