WORST (or BEST) of Indianapolis 500 Infield people watching

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The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s highest attended single day event. Its total capacity is approximately 400,000 with about 125,000 located in the cheapest and most “festive” seats of the infield.

All newbies marvel at the sheer size of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway upon entering it the first time. The modern day answer to Circus Maximus is large enough to hypothetically house the Vatican, Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium and the Rose Bowl all at the same time.

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New Arsenal FC Signing Xhaka Like Pirlo Says Teammate

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Arsenal FC did not buy a single outfield player last summer transfer window. Their only signing of note in the 2015 summer was goalkeeper Petr Cech, who won the golden gloves award. The Gunners are off to a more eventful and interesting start in 2016 as they have announced their first signing of the summer just a little over a week after the season concluded.

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger landed Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach, reportedly for £35 million.

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Juan Mata Seeking Assurance over Old Trafford Future

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Anything major going on with Manchester United these past couple years and chances are Juan Mata has something poignant to say about it. Wayne Rooney is the Captain, and Michael Carrick the Vice-Captain, but Mata is very much indeed the players’ true spokesman. The blog that he updates on occasion reflects this.

So if and when he moves on Old Trafford, that is a special void that the club would need to fill.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Agent Cools Man United Transfer Talk

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Former Paris St. Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been heavily linked to Manchester United all week, with speculation hitting a fever pitch as Ibra told the media that he’s now reached a decision. Everybody seems to think that decision is a one year deal to United, on a free transfer, but for a very healthy salary.  Most media outlets started to believe the deal could be finalized before the start of the European championships.

Not so fast.

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Ed Woodward to Give Jose Mourinho Huge Transfer Kitty

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Manchester United Executive Vice President Ed Woodward called newly minted Manager Jose Mourinho the best manager in football. Actually the full quote read:

“José is quite simply the best manager in the game today,” said United chief Woodward.

“He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here.”

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Henry Ellenson: Can Marquette PF Break into NBA Draft Top 5?

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The 2016 NBA Draft is stating to take shape, at least on paper- LSU’s Ben Simmons #1 to the Philadelphia 76ers, Duke’s Brandon Ingram #2 to the L.A. Lakers, and International prospect Dragan Bender, possibly the next Kristaps Porzingis, #3 to the Boston Celtics.

How about Marquette Power Forward Henry Ellenson? Where does he fit?

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Memphis Depay Admits He’s Got to Prove Himself at MUFC

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Manchester United Manager at the time Louis van Gaal dropped his fellow countryman, Winger Memphis Depay the night before the FA Cup Final in London at the national stadium. This decision had a two fold result. On one hand, it was a last laugh for LVG, on a player that he often bench. Secondly, it might have served as a wake up call for Depay.

The leading scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie, Depay came to United with big expectations on a big money contract a year ago. He didn’t come remotely close to living up to the hype. He now recalls his first season at Old Trafford; in a slightly more rose colored manner than most people would describe it.

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Ryan Giggs Considering Options, Future at Manchester United

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Ryan Giggs ’ illustrious career at Manchester United Football Club could be coming to an end. Currently an assistant manager at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs is celebrated as the most decorated player the Premier League has produced, accumulating 34 career trophies.

He has made more appearances and won more honors than any other player in the club’s unique and elite history. With Jose Mourinho taking over as Manager at Old Trafford, Giggsy has decided to re-evaluate his future options.

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Jose Mourinho Signs Three Year Deal at Old Trafford

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Regime change has come to Manchester United. Yesterday the club welcomed a new manager, thus making the Jose Mourinho era now officially official. The Special One signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford, with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020. It was about as newsworthy a week as possible in the Man United universe, as we saw: an FA Cup triumph, Louis van Gaal sacked, trademark controversy holding up the Mourinho appointment, Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer rumors, and now finally the Mourinho ascension.

This is a big get for United Executive Vice President Ed Woodward.

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Arsenal FC vs MLS All-Stars: Vote Online for MLS All-Star Game Roster

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Arsenal FC fans have the chance to vote online and help determine the roster of an exhibition opponent this summer. Yes, on July 28th,, the Gunners will take on the best and brightest of American Major League Soccer in an international friendly.

Arsenal FC versus the MLS All-Stars will take place at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. Fan voting is now open via online ballot and the “More Than a Vote” Challenge through July 4 at 2 p.m. CT.

Last year, it was another North London club, Tottenham Hotspur, who took on the MLS All-Stars. 

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Jose Mourinho Gives First Interview as Manchester United Manager

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The marriage between Manchester United and new Manager Jose Mourinho is now officially official. No more issues about trademarks with Chelsea, as those concerns have been resolved.  Maybe that supposed six page letter Mourinho wrote in the winter has really paid off?

We kid, we kid. Yesterday saw the unveiling of Mourinho as Louis van Gaal’s successor. Here below you’ll find the first interview that The Special One have given as United boss.

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Kentucky Wildcats SG Jamal Murray: Potential Top 10 Pick in NBA Draft

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The 2016 NBA Draft is stating to take shape, at least on paper- Ben Simmons #1 to the Philadelphia 76ers, Brandon Ingram #2 to the L.A. Lakers, and Dragan Bender, possibly the next Kristaps Porzingis, #3 to the Boston Celtics. Then it’s possibly Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn and Jamal Murray, in an order that’s anybody’s guess, right after the top three.

ESPN College Hoops and International Draft expert Fran Fraschilla discussed the 2016 NBA Draft on a media conference call, and Here are transcripts of some of the highlights of the Jamal Murray discussion below, via an ESPN release.

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