Liverpool FC to hire Jurgen Klopp claim multiple reports

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Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp would be interested in the Liverpool job if Brendan Rodgers leaves Anfield, according to his agent. That was a claim made by The Sun back on June 10th. With Rodgers officially being sacked yesterday, the job is now open.

According to ESPN FC’s sources, Liverpool plan to have a new manager in place for the next Premier League fixture- October 17th versus Tottenham Hotspur.

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2016 NFL mock draft 10-6-15


The Chicago Bears fire sale has already begun actually not happening, according to certain sources. It looks like #EmbraceTanking will have to wait.

Still given how bad they have looked thus far this season, the Monsters of the Midway will soon be on the clock. That’s perfect as Chicago will again be Draft Town in April. This 2016 NFL mock draft order is derived from our friends at Windy City Gridiron,  SB Nation’s Bears website. Team needs were rarely, if ever, taken into account. We played fast and loose with that because it’s quite early.

“Fail for Cardale.” “Get Sacked and Worse for Hackenberg.” “Lose-ah for Bosa.” Whatever your slogan, let the NFL Draft tanking begin.

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Liverpool to have new manager by next game claims ESPN FC

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Liverpool‘s sacking of Brendan Rodgers yesterday was the story of the weekend in global football. Any time a giant club undergoes a regime change, it’s huge news. So who’s next? Pretty much everybody is saying two names, Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp, over and over again.

And if it is Klopp, or Ancelotti, or whoever it may be, when will this new Liverpool Manager take charge?

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Orval Overall: icon of the last Chicago Cubs Dynasty 


When something gets old enough, it’s news again.

Enter former Chicago Cubs pitcher Orval Overall, who is from an era so far bygone that he’s sometimes mistakenly referred to as “Orville Overall.” It’s an honest mistake, as Overall’s heyday coincided with the crowning achievements of Orville Wright. Yes, the Chicago Cubs won three consecutive pennants 1906-1908, and back-to-back World Series titles in ought-seven and ought-eight.

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Current Illini football bowl game projections

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We scroll through all the college football bowl projections so you don’t have to. Big win for Illini football on Saturday, though it was extremely weird and rather fishy in the manner it happened. Why did the spread change 4 points in favor of Illinois hours before kickoff? Why did some sports books suspend betting on it entirely that morning?

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Carli Lloyd’s statement implies Nike may have saved NWSL


With her transcendent performance in the World Cup title game rout of Japan, Carli Lloyd established herself as one of the faces of the USWNT. Lloyd won the tournament’s Golden Ball Award (which goes to the most outstanding player), and in doing so placed herself squarely within the national consciousness.

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Seven Chicago Cubs cliches National Media will run into the ground


The Chicago Cubs are locked into playing on the road October 7th in the National League Wild Card play-in game. Should the Cubs advance and make a deep playoff run the bandwagon will start overflowing. On Thursday, we covered in excruciating detail (and we’re not getting about excruciating) what this will look like on social media.

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Chicago Cubs Playoffs Twitter: the worst cliches you’ll see


(Update: list of seven cliches that the media will run into the ground during this Cubs postseason run)

The Chicago Cubs are good again. They will be in the one game playoff, and very possibly the National League Division Series. This is a good thing. I am excited about it. However, I’m not excited about Cubs Playoffs Twitter. Yes even though #WeAreGood (pro tip: #WeAreGood has been done enough already)

As I wrote on May 29th, in my fourth annual vivisection of Chicago Blackhawks Playoffs Twitter:

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Chicago Bears deny they’re having a fire sale (sources)


These days, NFL teams almost always choose to leak information to their television broadcast partners; not their local media. The same can be said of MLB, NBA etc. Teams make sure the actual news goes to the media professionals who work for the broadcast rights holders that the leagues are in bed with, instead of the local beat professionals who are there covering the team each day.

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Pat Fitzgerald tells fantastic story from his playing days


After the Northwestern annual spring scrimmage one season, NU Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald regaled the media with a tale of being in Dallas Cowboys training camp with Troy Aikman. Fitzgerald, like all football loving boys who grew up in Chicagoland in the 1980s dreamed of being Mike Singletary and Walter Payton.

Fitzgerald’s “glory days” stories are always entertaining. He once told another tale of seeing an offensive lineman picking up an opposing defender by the throat and slamming him down.

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Van Gaal “amazed” by his side’s disastrous result today


Having won their past four games, and entering the day at the very top of the Premier League table, no one could have envisioned Manchester United having such a dreadful performance. The Emirates is a very tough place to play, so a loss or draw was certainly not expected. However, a disaster like this is never acceptable.

United Manager Louis van Gaal never saw this coming. (Why would anyone have seen this coming?)

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Louis van Gaal post Arsenal loss interview (video)


Louis Van Gaal: “When you start like that, you cannot win.” That’s what the Manchester United Manager said to begin his post game interview following his side being routed at the hands of Arsenal 3-0. Having won their last four, and sitting a top the table entering this one, no one envisioned a disaster like this.

Here’s the You Tube video of his interview embedded below:

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