Angel Di Maria deemed fit for Man United vs Chelsea


Rest assured Manchester United fans, the £60 million investment will be fine. Angel Di Maria, one of the finest players in the world, will be ready to take on Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday. Di Maria came off in the 76th minute on Monday night, with an ailment that was identified has a minor groin injury.

Angel Di Maria then underwent a precautionary scan of the injured area.

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Highlights of the Tim Miles, Nebrasketball comedy hour

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Nebraska Coach Tim Miles doesn’t do “coachspeak” all that much. He tries to shy away from cliches too. While other coaches can ramble on and on for 20 minutes, yet say nothing interesting, Miles gives you a whole week’s work of articles in about five or six minutes.

Tim Miles summed up Big Ten Media Day best:

“Today is not media day, it’s the nightmare for sports information directors.”

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Man United transfer rumors: Chicharito, Robben, Sir Alex, Bellarabi


Time to talk Man United transfer rumors a couple days ahead of the big Chelsea match. It doesn’t seem that Chicharito is very happy at his new, current team. much like Chicharito was unhappy at Old Trafford.

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Miami Heat begin life without front-runner fanboy support

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With Lebron James gone, the Miami Heat are no longer ESPN’s overwhelmingly favorite team. Now Bristol will root for and over-saturate us with the Cleveland Cavaliers. So that means all those front-runner d-bag frat boy idiots who rooted for the Heat (but don’t actually like sports to begin with) will have to find a new team.

That’s their problem, and a topic we’ll ignore here.

No, this is about what the Miami Heat will be with life after Lebron. Their real fans, who actually like the basketball team, will be intrigued to see how this season plays out.

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Rayvonte Rice talks about Ray Rice (exclusive)


Up until mid January, Rayvonte Rice was the leading scorer in the Big Ten last season. However, the season went downhill for both him and his Illinois Fighting Illini at Northwestern. An adductor strain slowed Rice down for awhile, and the Illini offense had major issues. However, Rayvonte Rice and the Illini finished strong. Had it not been for that loss at NU, and probably the home loss to Purdue that happened next, Illinois could have been a NCAA Tournament team.

So this year, can the Illini be a couple games better to get the big dance? I had an exclusive with Rice at Big Ten Media Day and we discussed that topic, as well as other issues.

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Brooklyn Nets: 99 problems and…….

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If you’re a Brooklyn Nets fans I feel bad for ya son, cuz the Brooklyn Nets can 99 problems and the ownership is one. Not that there’s anything specifically wrong with Jay-Z’s leadership role in the franchise, it’s just that the team is already being blown apart. The people at the top might be giving up, and all that exorbitant amount of money that was spent went for nothing.

Brooklyn set the payroll record last year and “achieved” a lop-sided loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semi-finals as their return on investment. With Paul Pierce gone, the team takes a step back in 2014-15.

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Tom Izzo hilariously lists out MSU’s bizarre, freakish 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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FSU Coach Jimbo Fisher: most detestable man in college football


While Florida State Jameis Winston seems to be the main target in the anti-FSU backlash, Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher is much more deserving. Winston may or may not be ignorant as to what he truly is and what he truly is not. Jameis seems to think he can do whatever he want without fear of consequence. He thinks he’s above the law due to either ignorance, arrogance, immaturity or some combination of all these traits.

#5 may or may not “get it” yet. He could indeed be that clueless.

Jimbo Fisher on the other hand “gets it.”

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Chelsea rule Loic Remy out of match vs Man United


First we learned that Diego Costa will not play versus Manchester United. (more on that here).  Now Loic Remy. However, don’t be surprised if the status on the former changes a couple more times between now and kickoff. I wouldn’t be shocked if he played. As for Loic Remy though, it appears that he is confirmed as out.

From the Mirror Football:

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David de Gea says he’s happy at MUFC, dismisses Real Madrid rumors

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David de Gea has dismissed talk that he would leave Manchester United for Real Madrid. He said in an interview that he’s happy at Old Trafford, and that the narratives claiming he would bolt for Los Blancos are “just rumors.”

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Predicted Manchester United starting XI vs Chelsea


With the huge match with Chelsea just a couple days away now, it’s time to create your own predicted Manchester United Starting XI. And evaluate the others that have been projected already. Angel Di Maria will supposedly be fit and available for this match (more on this) Diego Costa and Loic Remy will both supposedly not be available for Chelsea (more on Costa here).  More on Remy at this link.

However, don’t be surprised if that status, at least for one of them, doesn’t change a few more times between now and kickoff.

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Lakers will be without Steve Nash for entire ’14-’15 season

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It keeps getting worse for the Los Angeles Lakers. Can you say Ronnie Price starting point guard? Yes, the third string player at the one from last year. As we’ve chronicled, Kobe Bryant isn’t going to have much in the way of a supporting cast. And now the Steve Nash news.

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