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.”Follow paulmbanks
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.Follow paulmbanks
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.Follow paulmbanks
As was revealed earlier, Chelsea superstar Diego Costa won’t be available for this epic clash. Deportes Telemundo presents the most exciting ninth week matchup in Premier League as undisputed heavyweight Chelsea visits Manchester United this Sunday, October 26 live at 11:55AM/10:55C/8:55PT. Sammy Sadovnik’s vast sports casting experience and former Mexican player Manuel Sol’s in-depth familiarity with English soccer will be on ample display in their analysis of this game.Follow paulmbanks
Ahhhh, the Europa League, everyone’s favorite European tournament. Kidding of course. As much as we all make fun of this B Team tournament, today’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and Tripoli FC gave us what could be the best goal of year thus far. It comes from Spurs Erik Lamela.
The 22-year-old Argentine wrapped his left leg around his right and curled the ball into the right-hand corner from the edge of the box, in an early contender for goal of the season. Have a look see below:Follow paulmbanks
The internet is more obsessed with Layla than Eric Clapton, or more specifically Eric Clapton. For whatever reason, (beyond the obvious reasons, her being a pretty face) Layla Kiffin is search engine gold. Yes, she’s very attractive, we get that. But other than being married to a man named Lane Kiffin who is famous for “failing upward,” she really hasn’t done anything.
Layla Kiffin is famous for being famous, but SEO embraces her anyway. Last week, she was trending because Tosh.O did a hilarious spoof of the Kiffins (watch it here). It’s amazing how much Daniel Tosh looks like Lane Kiffin.
And today Layla Kiffin is trending because….Follow paulmbanks
The L.A. Lakers will likely struggle through another long season. They are built around one very big, very expensive piece. And that piece is aging and coming off dealing with injury issues. Obviously the health and well-being of Kobe Bryant is concern number one for L.A. Lakers fans, but there are plenty of other issues to be resolved as we head to the start of the 2014-15 NBA season.
Last year was the Lakers’ worst in quite some time. It’s difficult to find logic and reasoning to believe this year will be that much better.Follow paulmbanks
As reported earlier, Manchester United offered former Barcelona goalkeeper Víctor Valdes the opportunity to complete his rehabilitation at Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal has given the free agent, who won six La Liga titles, an opportunity to train with the club. Victor Valdes had been linked with a move to Liverpool previously, but then it was reported that the Reds lost interest.
Then came the next rumor.Follow paulmbanks
Chelsea with be without their top weapon Diego Costa when they visit Manchester United on Sunday (TV info here). Costa was the Premier League’s leading scorer up until this past weekend, when he missed a match due to a hamstring injury that he suffered on international duty with Spain. That’s not what is keeping him away from the visit to Old Trafford though.Follow paulmbanks
At first glance, the city appears to have it all.
Lights, glamour, culture, and art. It is the hub of entertainment, and its influence as the creative capital of the world is unmatched. Two world class universities tether its western and southern boundaries, and a renaissance has turned its long dormant downtown into the hub of urban excitement and civic vitality. Once blessed with a world class public transit system, the sprawling metropolis has been steadily reconnected by an ever growing patchwork of new mass transit. Perpetually summer, the sun-kissed city by the sea has inspired insipid jealousies for decades. Yes, the city of Los Angeles seems to have it all.Follow paulmbanks