Cubs issue statement on the passing of Minnie Minoso


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Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts issued the following statement on behalf of the organization in regards to the passing of Chicago White Sox legend Minnie Minoso:

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Chelsea transfer rumors: Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala


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Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless.

It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Stamford Bridge.

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Kevin Garnett is the best thing for Andrew Wiggins


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Andrew Wiggins made history Wednesday night, as his 30 points were the most ever by a player on his 20th birthday. He entered last night’s contest at Chicago leading all NBA rookies in scoring (15.6 ppg) and field goal percentage (.438) and minutes per game (34.7).

Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like the Chicago Bulls Nikola Mirotic was the favorite to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Both Wiggins and the Wolves were struggling at the time.

Now, as the Minnesota Timberwolves have improved and Wiggins is looking like a guy who could actually be “making the leap” right now, we have a two horse race.

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Cliff Alexander’s Kansas career has been a bust thus far


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When Kansas brought in Cliff Alexander, the third ranked recruit in the entire nation, they expected a lot more than what he’s produced in his rookie season. Alexander was suspended indefinitely yesterday for what the Athletic Director deemed a “NCAA issue with his eligibility.”

That’s just corporatespeak for whatever “infraction” committed by either a.) Cliff Alexander or b.) someone in KU’s basketball program. Remember “infraction” here is defined by the NCAA; and the NCAA is not at all consistent when it comes eligibility rulings. Their laws are extremely arbitrary and capricious.

Details will emerge soon enough, the only information that’s public right now is meaningless legalese, but even before this latest issue, the 6-9, 235 power forward from Curie High School in Chicago, was having a disappointing freshman season.

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Adreian Payne’s NBA career finally begins with Timberwolves


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The best thing that happened to Adreian Payne, NBA career wise, was getting traded away from the Atlanta Hawks and to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He wasn’t going to get much playing time with the Eastern Conference’s first place team; who have now pretty much solidified the #1 seed in the East.

Payne was drafted 15th overall by Atlanta, but never broke into their rotation; hence he was traded to the T’Wolves for a lottery-protected first round pick.

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Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors: Bacca, Donsah


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Here are the latest Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from White Hart Lane.

We start with a potential striking option to pair with Harry Kane, one of the biggest breakout players this season in the Premier League.

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Liverpool transfer rumors: Donsah, Pastore, Ings


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Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Anfield.

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Man United transfer rumors: Paulo Dybala, Marquinhos


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Here are the latest Manchester United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford.

Hey, it’s never too early to talk about the summer window!

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Arsenal transfer rumors: Firmino, Cazorla, Donsah, Dybala


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Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless.

It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from The Emirates.

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Liverpool transfer rumors: Illarramendi, Khedira, Jovetic, Milner


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Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Anfield.

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Hoosiers’ Yogi Ferrell: if only he wear three inches taller


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It’s hard to deny the talent of Indiana Hoosier’s junior guard Yogi Ferrell, make that Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, and what he has meant to Coach Tom Crean’s team the past couple of years. Ferrell was an absolute stud coming out of high school and was ranked 19th in the country by Rivals.com in 2012.

The McDonalds All-American knew where he wanted to play his collegiate ball and committed to IU during his sophomore year of high school without even visiting the campus.

Editor’s note: this Vic Law feature article authored by new Sports Bank contributor Wes Evans. (@WesEvans24)

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Vic Law starts to make progress at Northwestern


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The Northwestern Wildcats have never made an NCAA men’s basketball tournament and barring a miracle, they will be on the outside looking in again this year. Coach Chris Collins is looking to break this “tradition” in the upcoming years and has recruited some talented pieces to achieve that goal.

Editor’s note: this Vic Law feature article authored by new Sports Bank contributor Wes Evans. (@WesEvans24)

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