Tottenham D Eric Dier vs homophobe Daniel Murphy in dizzy baseball (video)

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Eric Dier is a versatile defensive player for Tottenham Hotspur. Dier has been deployed as a defensive midfielder, a center half and as a right back for Spurs. He plays a lot of positions on the football/soccer pitch for the London based Barclay’s Premier League club.

Off the pitch, he played another game, “dizzy baseball,” against Washington Nationals slugger and notorious homophobe Daniel Murphy.

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2016 NFL Mock Draft 2-10-16

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This 2016 NFL mock draft order is now set for every single pick. Ohio State had nine underclassmen declare for the NFL Draft. That’s almost the ten underclassmen that we saw leave early at LSU two years ago. So, if this 2016 NFL mock draft is heavy on the Buckeyes, that’s why. This is where their 2014 National Title team goes pro.

With the Super Bowl over, it’s now officially the offseason. Which means Happy NFL Draft speculation season!

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De Gea could have made £66.7m had Real Madrid transfer succeeded

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Manchester United Goalkeeper David de Gea stood to earn £66.7 million at Real Madrid, had his transfer away from Old Trafford gone through. This big reveal was made today in a document released by whistle-blowing website Football Leaks. (h/t Sky Sports)

The document claims De Gea would have signed a six-year contract at the Bernabeu and received £9m-a-year ($12.9m-a-year) in wages as well as a £8.4m ($12.1m) signing-on fee.

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Iowa Basketball mirroring football team, building #1 seed resume

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Iowa basketball is following the lead of Iowa football this season: winning big, surpassing expectations, and doing it all very much under the radar. Both the football and basketball Hawkeyes have shocked prognosticators everywhere by winning with a certain unexpected Gestalt.

America has slept/is sleeping on both teams too. Nationally, word association with Iowa in 2015-16 has been “caucus” more than “college athletics.” This despite the Iowa caucus actually being much ado about nothing. (Hey, the votes don’t actually count for anything at all, people. The caucus is just media generated drivel)

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Memphis Depay sees time with Man United U21s

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Manchester United fans have certainly been hard on Red Devils winger Memphis Depay this season, and often deservedly so. A lot was expected of Depay when he was brought over from PSV Eindhoven in May. He’s had some good moments, but overall he’s pretty much been a flop. He certainly hasn’t lived up to the No. 7 shirt that he’s currently wearing.

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Liverpool reconsidering ticket price hike; more protests planned

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According to a story in the Telegraph, Liverpool’s owners will consider a review over the controversial ticketing policy after 10,000 fans staged an Anfield walkout over the weekend.

On Saturday, “You’ll never walk alone” became you’ll never do a walk out protest alone as the Reds supporters left Anfield early to protest the big ticket price hike. The extremely passionate, zealous fan base made an early exit at the 77?, symbolizing the new £77 ticket price tag.

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Tottenham Hotspur are legitimate league title contenders

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Are Tottenham Hotspur legitimate Premier League title contenders? At this point, absolutely. Spurs have been middling in Europa League mediocrity for a long while, but that’s all changed this season. Tottenham are top four contenders at worst, title challengers at best.

According to a story in today’s Daily Mirror, Harry Kane has fired a title warning by declaring Tottenham “don’t fear anyone” ahead of the Manchester City showdown.

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Man United top four chances down to 15%, says forecast model

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Manchester United continue seeing their chances of achieving a top four finish this season diminishing. With that development the Louis van Gaal backlash grows stronger. They’re now six points off the pace of the top four. Even Van Gaal himself admits that the club is in severe danger of missing out.

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Luke Shaw shows solidarity with Chelsea D Kurt Zouma

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Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has sent a message to Kurt Zouma after the Chelsea ace suffered a severe knee injury. Zouma will need surgery, and he’ll miss six months due to a torn ACL. The United left back can certainly sympathize and empathize with the Blues defender.

Luke Shaw broke his leg in a sickening challenge against PSV Eindhoven last September.

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Jalen Coleman-Lands: bright spot in dark Illini season

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I can’t personally speak to what having the Stockholm Syndrome feels like, but I imagine it’s quite similar to being an Illini basketball/football fan. You’re held hostage to an athletic program(s), but you’re also endeared to your captors. All the losing on the field/court and the severe issues off the field/court which have occurred under the watch of Mike Thomas, Tim Beckman, John Groce and Bill Cubit have been well documented.

Pointing out what’s wrong is quite easy.

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David de Gea breaks social media with phenomenal save (video)

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David de Gea was at it again today. The Spanish goalkeeper was top ten trending in the United States today, oh, who are we kidding, he was top ten trending world wide, on Twitter all day. Once again, he was blowing up social media due to his Man of the Match level performance today at Stamford Bridge.

He had one transcendent save in particular that you really need to see:

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Jesse Lingard, Diego Costa score in Chelsea-United Draw (videos)

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It’s fitting that Manchester United and Chelsea played to a draw today at Stamford Bridge. Both giant, big money clubs have been under-achieving all season long, so most people figured neither side would emerge with a victory today. After all, they played to a 0-0 draw on Boxing Day at Old Trafford.

Today, at least, saw a more exciting contest, that included some scoring this time.

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