How does Chelsea FC ‘s draw yesterday affect their Champions League chances?


Chelsea FC had the best summer transfer window of anyone, and they got off to the best start of anyone in the English Premier League. The London side made all the right deals this summer and were the preseason pick of popular pundits to punish the Premier League. Many world football talking heads picked them to win the title, and with their fast start to the season, they’re making this prognosticators look right.

What about Champions League though? After the 1-1 draw with Schalke yesterday what are their odds of advancing beyond group play?

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PHOTO: Tom Brady posts his college resume online


Tom Brady is the all time NFL Draft “Horatio Alger” story. As a sixth round pick, the New England Patriots did not expect much from him.  No one in the entire NFL did.

Considering that the NFL Draft is only seven rounds long, at pick #199 he came very close to going un-drafted in 2000. Had that occurred, the University of Michigan graduate would have faced very long odds to catch on in the NFL as a free agent.

Of course, the history of football wrote a very different story.

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Arsenal transfer rumors: Cavani, Pedro, Yobo, Lugano, Diarra


Lots of Arsenal transfer rumors to talk about today, so let’s dive right in.

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Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger regrets missing out on Cristiano Ronaldo


Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger says his biggest regret is not signing a young Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portugese superstar, widely considered one of the best players in history, and quite possibly the top footballer playing today, could have been a member of The Gunners in 2003.

Instead, Ronaldo obviously signed with Manchester United, as you know, before later being sold to Real Madrid.

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Chicago Cubs move minor league team to South Bend

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The Chicago Cubs are moving their Class A affiliate from the Kane County Cougars to the South Bend Sliver Hawks. The Low A ball franchise may rename itself to the Cubs. The South Bend franchise will unveil a new name, logo and uniform, Thursday, September 25, during a press conference beginning at 9 a.m. ET at the local St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce. Officials from both South Bend and the Cubs will be on hand.

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Liverpool transfer rumors: Reus, Cavani, Brandt, Pedro

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Lots of Liverpool transfer rumors to talk about today, so let’s dive right in.

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Man United may exchange Juan Mata for Kevin Strootman


Kevin Strootman leads the way in any and all Man United transfer rumors posts these days. It’s pretty clear that he’s at the top of the must buy list for Louis van Gaal in January. Strootman’s fitness is the reason that he wasn’t bought in this past summer transfer window. And it appears the price to acquire him might include £37.5 million man Juan Mata.

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VIDEOS: Minnesota Vikings, NFL in SEVERE crisis mode


In the middle of the night, literally, the Minnesota Vikings finally figured it out. They’ve certainly pat themselves on the back enough about it. Numerous members of the Vikings leadership used the phrases “get this right,” “made sure we got this right,” and other forms of “right.”

So in their three major decisions pertaining to Adrian Peterson, within a 96 hour span, they “firmly believe this is the right decision.”

Well, of course they got it right, because now the Minnesota Vikings are feeling pressure from their corporate sponsors. The organization had no moral epiphany, they have no moral high ground to stand out. They’re only doing this for commercial interests.

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2015 NFL Mock Draft 9-19-14


It’s never too early for a 2015 NFL mock draft. Draft order was determined by the NFL power rankings in the USA Today. Team needs were taken into account sparingly. It’s still not quite time to add those in fully yet.

A mock draft is like a stew, you can only add in each ingredient at the right time. And where highlighted, click on each name to read more about that player.

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Chelsea FC overwhelming Champions League favorite says ESPN FC

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Chelsea FC have gotten off to a superlative start in their Premier League fixtures. The Blues are in first place having knocked off previously unbeaten and surprising Swansea City. There’s a reason I picked Chelsea FC to win the league in the summer; many football pundits did as well. “The Special One” Jose Mourinho had about as effective a summer transfer window as possible. Stanford Bridge spent a lot of money, but they bought and sold very effectively. It’s a big reason they are where they are right now.

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How far can Liverpool go in the Champions League?


After three matches of Premier League action, Liverpool has earned six points. LFC currently sits 5th in the table with a 2-0-1 record and a 6-4 goal differential. It’s a good start for Brendan Rodgers side as they have shown an ability to adjust to life after Luis Suarez. At least up to this point.

What about the Reds Champions League chances? What is the likelihood LFC advances beyond group play? We have that info for you here.

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Man United made a Cristiano Ronaldo bid last year

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It seems very likely Cristiano Ronaldo will in fact force a move out of Real Madrid; at some point. Rumor mills are churning out of control on this subject right now, with Manchester United being speculated on as the eventual landing spot.

Supposedly, United made a bid for Ronaldo last year, but the deal fell apart due to Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. Speculation has it that Sir Alex is now looking to try and tempt him back to Old Trafford. That’s word from The Guardian. 

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