Notre Dame Football: What’s the Way Forward Now?

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There will have to be some changes within the Notre Dame football team this week. There will likely be bigger changes ahead for the Notre Dame football program down in the not too distant future. The Duke Blue Devils came in to South Bend as 22 point underdogs yesterday. They left victorious; meaning it was the biggest upset, using just point spreads as your criteria, in 20 years for the the Fighting Irish.

You have to immediately wonder how much longer Notre Dame Defensive Coordinator Brian VanGorder will remain employed.

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Chelsea FC Looking to Send Cesc Fabregas to West Ham?

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Back in May, we received word that Chelsea were looking to offload Cesc Fabregas. This notification came via email from a people claiming to be a member of the Chelsea board, but lacking any sort of verifiable status that he in fact held the position he claimed.

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Pat Fitzgerald Will Get HARD LINE on his Northwestern Football Team

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Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald is going to get tough love on his team this week. He’s going to go hard line, hard core and really ride the squad pretty hard in practice this week. Fitzgerald was very upset following his team’s very disappointing loss to #20 Nebraska.

The Northwestern Wildcats got out-gained 310-137 on the ground and 556-388 overall. Those stats do a much better job telling the story of this game than the 24-13 final score did.

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Tommy Armstrong, Nebraska Run Over Northwestern Very Ho Hum

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Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong continues cementing his position as the school’s greatest statistical quarterback ever. He’s re-writing the University of Nebraska offensive record book. He threw for 246 yards tonight, in a 24-13 win at Northwestern, increasing his career total to 7,622 yards. Entering the game, he had already broken the previous record of 7,258 yards held by Taylor Martinez. 

He also added 132 yards rushing tonight, giving his 378 of total offense for the evening. He’s now just 1,023 yards of total offense away from breaking the school record currently, also held by Martinez (10,233). Expect Tommy Armstrong to reach those marks by late October, early November.

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Chelsea FC Defender Gary Cahill Completely Shredded on Twitter

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Chelsea central defender Gary Cahill is absolutely getting lit up by the Twitterverse right now. Oh man, it is brutal. The center back is having a rough go of it at the Emirates in the London Derby right now, and Gary Cahill is a top five trending term on Twitter right now in the United States.

And what’s being said about him right now isn’t exactly sweet or nice.

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Man United Injury Report: Mkhitaryan, Jones, Shaw, Martial

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Manchester United beat defending champions Leicester City in the Community Shield on August 7th somewhat decisively. Today, they blew the Foxes out of the water. They went up 4-0 by halftime and then that was all she wrote.

Manager Jose Mourinho accomplished a much needed victory, despite being without the services of a couple key guys. Left back Luke Shaw missed today’s victory due to a slight groin tear. Anthony Martial was also out, because an ankle injury that was described as a contusion.

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Manchester United News: Smalling, Pogba, Mata, Rooney, Rashford

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Crisis, what crisis? Remember when Marouane Fellaini said Manchester United was in a little crisis; after losing three matches all in just one week? Of course you do, it was just two weeks ago.

That’s all ancient history now, as United scored four goals on the defending champions in just the first half alone.

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Ex Raiders LB Napoleon Harris Fends Off Muggers; Helps Catch Murder Suspects

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Take a seat because this Napoleon Harris story is one that you’ve got to consume.

I first knew Harris as a star on one of the most crazy athletic high school basketball teams of all time. On that Thornton Township high school hoops team with Napoleon Harris (Thornton Wildcats class of ’97) was- former 49ers wide receiver Tai Streets, former Pittsburgh Steelers star Antwaan Randle-El and former college hoops stars Erik Herring and Melvin Ely.

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Broncos QB Trevor Siemian: 2016’s Kyle Orton (“Game Manager”)

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The young gentleman in my building’s elevator that summer Sunday afternoon looked familiar, but I just couldn’t place him.

Had he not been wearing a Northwestern Wildcats football t-shirt and shorts, I probably wouldn’t have even realized that he was a person of at least a little bit of consequence in my world; the sports media universe.

The elevator ride ended. We parted ways and I thought ok “an NU football player lives here or is visiting someone who lives here.

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Manchester United Injury Report: Anthony Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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During today’s weekly press session with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (you can watch the whole video here at this link), he was naturally asked about injuries. The reporter brought up two names- Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

“Martial is not available,” Mourinho responded.

“He is out because of the contusion in the calf and ankle area. I think you know when that happened. You guys are confusing concussion with contusion.”

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Man United Starting XI Prediction vs Leicester City (4-2-3-1)

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The weekend fixture, Manchester United versus defending Premier League champions Leicester City will soon be upon us meaning that once again it is Man United starting XI projection time. Manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at the critics, who came out in full force after United went on a three game losing streak last week. The skid ended against Northampton in the EFL Cup, but beating a League One side won’t silence many of the detractors.

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Predicted Liverpool FC Starting XI vs Hull City (4-3-3)

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Liverpool returns home for just the second time this season, when they host Hull City on Saturday. The Reds are coming off a big win at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea, and then topped Derby 3-0 midweek in the EFL Cup.

Editor’s note: this Liverpool starting XI prediction and corresponding analysis was composed by Will Willems (@willdub88)

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