Arsenal FC Agree to £17m Deal for Lucas Perez Martinez


We once again have Arsenal FC transfer news circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. With just five days left before the summer transfer window closes, The Emirates are now very active and indeed back in business. Arsene Wenger made some moves very early on in the transfer window for Rob Holding and Granit Xhaka, but it’s been pretty quiet since then.

Arsenal have agreed to terms with Deportivo La Coruna for striker Lucas Perez Martinez for £17 million.

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Arsenal FC Agree to £35m Deal for Valencia’s Shokdran Mustafi


We once again have Arsenal FC transfer news circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. With just five days left before the summer transfer window closes, The Emirates are now very active and indeed back in business. Arsene Wenger made moves very early on for Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding, but it’s been pretty quiet since.

Arsenal have agreed to terms with Valencia, on a £35 million deal for German international Shkodran Mustafi.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Hull City


Manchester United have taken all three points from both of their Premier League fixtures. Granted the opposition wasn’t the fiercest, but their performances have kindled some league title talk. Obviously, it’s way too early for that kind of discussion, but you have to pick somebody to win the title, and we picked the Red Devils to lift the trophy this year. 

They’ve shown some flaws in the first two matches no doubt, but they look as much the part of a league title winner as Chelsea or Manchester City or anybody else; at least thus far.

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Former Illini Football Coach Tim Beckman Quits New Gig with UNC


Update: Tim Beckman releases statement, steps down from position at UNC.

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2017 NFL mock draft 8-26-16


A 2017 NFL mock draft? Yes, a 2017 mock. It’s never too early. However, it is still early, thus the order was randomized and team needs were very lightly taken into account here, and in some cases not at all. The Sports Bank is the only independently owned, mom and pop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues.

Be sure to check out our 2017 NFL mock draft, 2016 NBA mock draft, 2016 MLB mock draft and 2016 NHL mock draft. Enjoy the 2017 NFL mock draft, some player descriptions were filled in, others will be completed as we go along.

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Tottenham Reportedly Keen on Man City’s Eliaquim Mangala

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There is one major Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumor circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world today. A source close to the club has told ESPN FC that Spurs are considering a move to acquire Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala.

The Bristol, Connecticut, USA based publication writes that:

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Arsenal FC Receive Favorable Champions League Grouping


If there’s one thing Arsenal FC does under Arsene Wenger it’s qualify for the UEFA Champions League. They’re consistent; you can set your watch to the Gunners finishing in the top four. Arsenal leapfrogged Tottenham Hotspur at the end of last season to finish second in the Premier League behind only champions Leicester City.

Their reward for a strong finish? A somewhat favorable UCL grouping.

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Tottenham Hotspur Fortunate in Champions League Grouping


UEFA released their Champions League groupings for the upcoming tournament today and we’ve posted a tweet that displays every single group. Last season certainly did not the end the way that Tottenham Hotspur wanted, but 2015-16 was still one of the most successful campaigns in a half century for the North London club.

Spurs were the last team left competing with upstart Leicester City for the Premier League title, and as reward Spurs find themselves making their first UEFA Champions League appearance since 2010-11.

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Chelsea FC Have Alessio Romagnoli Bid Officially Rejected


Chelsea FC Manager Antonio Conte has said that his club won’t be held ransom to exorbitant transfer fees this summer. It is a crazy market, with fees skying higher than anyone could have predicted, but the Blues have had a very productive summer transfer window anyway.

In signing N’Golo Kante and Michy Bathsuyai, Chelsea improved themselves a lot more than most Premier League clubs did.

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Chicago Bulls Back in Conference Mix, Say Bookies


The Chicago Bulls made some wholesale changes this summer and the Basketball betting industry has certainly taken notice. Chicago did some major deals this offseason and it’s lifted the team up considerably. Finishing out of the playoffs and in the NBA Draft Lottery last season, they know look like a squad that cold finish fourth or fifth in the Eastern Conference.

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Gerard Pique Hilariously Rips Arsene Wenger on Twitter


Ace Barcelona defender Gerard Pique had a fun and meaningful day on Twitter when the once relevant, but now desperate for attention media personality Piers Morgan made a plea to the former Manchester United man. The hard core Arsenal supporter, known to quite often get into Twitter tiffs with players, media and fans of rival teams, asked Pique to leave Barca and join up in North London.

Pique had the perfect answer as to why he won’t be going to the Emirates, and it included a slam at Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger.

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Hope Solo Suspension, Contract Termination a Make Up Call

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At first glance, it appears that Hope Solo received a six month suspension and the termination of her contract for the comments she made after the U.S. was eliminated from the Olympics. Solo epitomized the “sore loser” label by calling Sweden “a bunch of cowards,” due to the conservative, defensive style they played to achieve that victory.

It’s not cowardly if it’s legal, it works, and you know it’s coming and yet you still can’t stop it. It’s also not uncommon for Olympic athletes to trash their competition in a manner as harsh as Solo did. It’s ridiculously bad form, but it does happen and it’s not the real reason that US Soccer dropped the hammer on Hope Solo today.

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