David Moyes Claims He Wanted Nemanja Matic Over Marouane Fellaini

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Ex Manchester United manager David Moyes made just one signing during his lone summer transfer window at Old Trafford, and it came on deadline day. That addition was Marouane Fellaini, and that was a fallback option to Nemanja Matic, the Scotsman now claims. Sir Alex Ferguson’s hand-picked successor says he never wanted Fellaini.

Fellaini, currently out for another week or so due to an injury he suffered while on international duty with Belgium, has always been linked to the brief but utterly disastrous Moyes regime in the eyes of many United fans. Of course, this perception has really changed lately as Fellaini has achieved and flourished under Jose Mourinho in a manner streets ahead of how he played under Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

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Mike Pence, Donald Trump Sports “Boycott” Inspiring Wagering Now

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At this point, anyone who’s been paying attention and possesses a basic adult human intellect realizes that Mike Pence was simply pulling a blatant publicity stunt at last Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game versus the San Francisco 49ers.

Upon “leaving in disgust” at the national anthem protests, Pence then commenced a twitter storm which consisted of obviously pre-planned statements and talking points.

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Antonio Conte Admits He Hates Being a Manager Sometimes

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Chelsea FC Manager Antonio Conte is certainly an intriguing and interesting guy. He’s an extremely hard-line leader with a very strong ego and penchant for maintaining centralized authority. Since he took over at Chelsea, there have been plenty of news stories, rumors and gossip linking him with a return to home country of Italy.

We’ve also heard a lot of narratives related to Conte being at odds with Chelsea club leadership, butting heads with his superiors and therefore being on the hot seat.

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Troy Deeney Brutally Rips Arsenal FC; Says they Lack Cojones

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You can pick your slang phrase to describe what Troy Deeney has just done to the Arsenal F.C. of Arsene Wenger- thrown shade at, talked trash about, put on blast.

No matter the choice in descriptive prose, it was certainly one harsh critique by the Watford team Captain and striker. He didn’t break any new ground, or say anything that hasn’t already been said of Wenger’s Gunners, but this time it’s a current player saying it. It’s an opponent who just vanquished then yesterday in brutal, soul-crushing fashion.

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Jose Mourinho Hints at Managing Paris Saint-Germain Someday

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Jose Mourinho is under contract at Manchester United until 2019, and reportedly looking to extend that deal. However, the 54-year-old still might have designs on managing Paris Saint-Germain someday, as he praised the Ligue 1 powerhouse in an in interview with French television network Telefoot.

In the same interview, Mourinho said he won’t be finishing his career at Old Trafford.

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2018 NFL Mock Draft 10-16-17

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Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft. Order was based on an amalgam of NFL power rankings from across the internet, plus the first quarter of results this NFL season. If you have issue with the order, well you have a lot of company. That’s what the comments section is for! Just keep it above board and professional in your criticism.

Team needs were somewhat taken into account for the 2018 NFL mock draft, at least as much as we could at this point. It’s still very early for a mock draft right now. For the link to our NBA mock draft go here.

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Illini Basketball: What Mark Alstork Brings to the Table

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Illini basketball fans will see a ton of newcomers on their team this season. It’s definitely a season of transition with a new coach, new staff and a ton of new players. One newcomer however, Mark Alstork, brings a sense of familiarity because he’s very reminiscent of a recently graduated star player- Rayvonte Rice.

Alstork will even be wearing his old number, #24, this season. 

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Juan Mata Expresses Desire to Stay at United Long Term

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Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has publicly expressed his wish to sign a contract extension with the club. Mata arrived from Chelsea in a £37.1 million (then a club record, but seemingly downright “cute” today compared to the current transfer market) deal in January 2014.

The Spaniard’s contract originally kept him at the club until next summer. However, manager Jose Mourinho said last month that United would exercise the club option on his deal for an additional year, keeping him at Old Trafford until 2019.

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Mark Smith Prepared to be the Face of Illini Basketball Renaissance

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From 2002-2006, Illini basketball led the nation in total wins, highlighted by a 37-2 (then tying the single season victories record) national runner-up campaign in 2005. In the 12 years since, Illinois has a total of just three NCAA Tournament victories, and they’ve broken the school record for single season losses not once but twice.

However, it’s a new era of Illini basketball now, as this team welcomes a new head coach in Brad Underwood, a new staff and six new players. Underwood has a track record that indicates he could be the man who turns the program’s fortunes around. If that is the case, there will be an individual player that people in the future will look back upon as a turning point recruit.

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Van Gaal Criticizes Mourinho, Manner in Which He Replaced Him

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On the same weekend that Louis van Gaal won his first and only trophy at Manchester United, he was replaced by Jose Mourinho. As the Dutchman was winning the FA Cup for United, on May 21st, 2016, the club was about to sack him and bring Mourinho in.

No matter what you think of Van Gaal, his style of management and his short tenure at Old Trafford, you can understand why he would still be bitter today about what happened to him.

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Arsenal and Chelsea Schadenfreude Ensues on Social Media After Bad Losses

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I’m sure someone, somewhere on Twitter did the “hold my beer” bit regarding Arsenal and Chelsea today.

You know the routine- Chelsea: “we’re going to be the big London club to suffer a gut punch loss today,” Arsenal: “hold my beer.”

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Jose Mourinho Says He Waited for Jurgen Klopp to Open Up the game

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Manchester United at Liverpool yielded nothing but a tedious and uninteresting goalless draw today; just like last year’s meeting at Anfield. Neither side won, but viewers and fans lost. People watching the game and tweeting along on social media, had to get really creative to find entertainment value from this one.

Criticizing announcer and United club legend Phil Neville was one method they employed.

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