Man United contract talks with Ashley Young have stalled


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It was thought, just last month, that Ashley Young was set to be rewarded this summer for his returning to form this past season season. The Daily Mirror claimed on June 5th that Young was set to complete his Manchester United resurgence next month by signing a new three-year deal.

But now it appears, talks have stalled out.

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Pedro supposedly available if Man United or Chelsea meet release fee


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Barcelona forward Pedro is getting linked with a move…everywhere. He seems to be in high demand, but Chelsea and Manchester United are the two clubs that he keeps getting linked to the most. Makes sense that it would be two of the richest and biggest clubs.

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Angel di Maria future with United keeps getting murkier


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It’s the summer, and since there’s no action (at least matches that count) on the pitch, it’s time to talk off the pitch transactions. (Potential transactions actually) The Angel Di Maria storyline is starting to become like the David de Gea and Sergio Ramos transfer sagas; it just keeps going and going.

The most expensive signing in British history, who cost Manchester United £59.7 million, it still set to join his current team on July 25th. Yes, rumors are running wild  that Di Maria has played his last game for United and joined Paris St. Germain, but we still don’t have confirmation on that.

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Manchester United vs Paris St. Germain at Soldier Field now sold out


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Obviously, there were some serious issues with ticket sales for the second game of the 2015 #MUTour. Manchester United versus Major League Soccer side the San Jose Earthquakes was moved from the University of California’s Memorial Stadium (capacity 60,000) to the Earthquakes brand new facility (capacity 18,000).

The official reason given was “logistics and travel concerns” but we already dissected why those are obviously flimsy excuses. We can all see through the corporate speak, and discern the real reason. Especially given the desperate measures the Earthquakes resorted to in order to ensure a sell out.

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Record £750m Man United kit deal with Adidas begins Aug 1


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Manchester United signed a world-record £750 million (that’s $1,163,562,249) kit deal with Adidas a little over a year ago. The deal will kick in eight days from now, as the Red Devils will play the 2015-16 season with a new kit and a new kit provider. United’s 13-year association with Nike will soon be over.

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Memphis Depay confident he can be Man United club legend


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According to the Soccerex 20 Football Value Index, Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is the third most valuable player in Europe under the age of 21. His teammate, Left back Luke Shaw ranks 9th on this designation.

“Combining all the factors, we came up with (Raheem) Sterling as the most valuable,” the study’s author Esteve Calzada said.

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Adult film star Jenna Jameson proclaims her Man United fandom


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Arguably the world’s most famous adult film star, Jenna Jameson is trying to get tickets to Saturday’s big clash between Manchester United and Barcelona at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. When asked what side she’ll be supporting, the queen of porn said Manchester United of course!

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Oakland Raiders Season Preview with Erin Coscarelli


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The Oakland Raiders are a team that looks poised to make a significant improvement this season. Younger NFL fans only know of the Raiders as a team that lost the tuck rule game to Tom Brady, and then fell into oblivion. Nothing could be further from the truth however, as the Raiders are actually one of the NFL’s most storied franchises; with a fine tradition.

Erin Coscarelli hails from Los Angeles, California, the past and possibly future home of the Raiders. Coscarelli is currently a host on the NFL Network. Erin Coscarelli is no stranger to Northern California sports fans.

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NFLN’s Erin Coscarelli previews the Chicago Bears season


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Our Never Too Early Season Preview series continues with another NFL Network personality podcast. On Tuesday we discussed the Chicago Bears offensive outlook with Curtis Conway. Today we break down the defense with Erin Coscarelli. She host of ‘Preseason HQ.’ Which airs from 5-7am pt. on NFL Network. Starting August 3rd, it’s your one stop shop and everything you need to get you ready for preseason football. The football talking season is here!

Let’s get this party started:

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FOX Sports legitimately competing with ESPN this month


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A confluence of factors this month has led to a situation in which FOX Sports has conveyed to us that yes, somebody can actually compete with ESPN. Make no mistake about it Bristol still has hegemony of sports media and they will for years to come, but FOX has displayed that they are a legitimate potential threat.

Due to the lack of sporting events available right now, FOX has most of the ones worth watching this month. In what they billed “the Summer of Soccer,” the network has all the soccer worth watching until mid August. Remember, broadcast rights to live sporting events are and always will be the primary criteria for defining success and failure in sports media.

Yes, having great studio shows and top notch production and on-air talent does matter, but that’s all ancillary to having the most important broadcast rights.

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Sergio Ramos to Man United deal suffers major blow


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Time for your daily David de Gea and Sergio Ramos updates. It’s a a never ending soap opera like Arturo Vidal was last summer. Will De Gea stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid? Same question regarding Ramos (just reverse the teams). The two players potential transfer moves, if and when they happen, are somewhat inter-twined now.

This storyline is pretty much speeding towards resolution now.

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Chelsea icon Drogba could sign with Fire within 48 hours


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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who won 14 major trophies with the Blues, is reportedly close to a new deal with the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. According to ESPN FC, the Fire had offered $2.5 million per season, and then even increased their offer. Of course, the Fire still have competition in the race to acquire his services; the Montreal Impact.

We’ve covered this transfer rumor in more detail at this link. But now, just minutes ago we have a key statement from an important individual within the Fire organization.

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