Balotelli signing with Liverpool gives Arsenal sense of urgency


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It doesn’t feel like Arsenal’s season has truly begun unless there is speculation over adding a striker to either replace or play alongside striker Olivier Giroud, but on Thursday, one of the Gunners’ primary rivals upped the ante in a big way on the North Londoners.

That’s because Liverpool, eager to replace Luis Suarez, paid a £26.5 million transfer fee for Italian striker Mario Balotelli, who returns to the Premier League after a tumultuous tenure at Manchester City. He has been a bit of a problem child wherever he goes, garnering numerous suspensions and tangling with managers from Roberto Mancini to Jose Mourinho wherever he has gone.

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PHOTO: fan changes name to Manchester United, gets face tattoo


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It’s kind of sad that this guy has so little going on in his life. And he’s so delusional about where his life is really at. Take a look at this. Take it all in.

Let it all sink in for a minute.

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Richard Dent: Chicago Bears “defense can’t get worse”


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The Chicago Bears defense can’t get any worse. I mean think of how terrible they looked at times last year. They re-wrote the record book, all in dubious fashion, says club legend and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent.

One of the greatest defensive players in Bears history, “the sack man’s coming, you’re going to get bent, when you watch this video interview below.

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Danica Patrick: can she get on “Bristol” for her Bristol performance


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There’s no question that the biggest accomplishments for Danica Patrick in her career have been of a publicity variety. She’s great at appearing “on Bristol,” and by that I mean she’s on ESPN, the World Wide leader in sports media, based in Bristol. But what about Bristol the racetrack?

Patrick and her team are now prepare for the Irwin Tools Night Race Saturday evening at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

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Manchester United are keen on Xabi Alonso again


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Manchester United are considering a shock bid for former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, who currently plays for Real Madrid, claims the Daily Express. 

In the January window, Chelsea, Liverpool and United were all in the race to sign Alonso when his contract expired. There were rumors that Xabi Alonso had agreed to a contract extension with Los Blancos, but it doesn’t see

Liverpool agree on Mario Balotelli deal for £16m


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Mario Balotelli wants  to force through a move out of AC Milan, and back to the Premier League. It appears he has just done so.  However, it’s not Arsenal, like we thought it would be, all summer long.  Nope, Mario Balotelli is on his way to Liverpool after his agent admits Serie A return was a mistake.

According to the BBC, the former Manchester City striker is on his way to Anfield.

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EXCLUSIVE: NFL Legend Deion Sanders Previews 2014 Season


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It’s fitting that the NFL Network has both Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin as part of their on-air talent roster. Both of these phenomenal athletes helped define what today’s NFL truly is with their physical talents and outsized personalities. Sanders and Irvin (the exclusive with him is coming tomorrow, it will be posted in a “Prime Time” slot) established the precedent of what a National Football League superstar must be in today’s mass-marketed, mass media landscape.

To my younger readers, I hope you realize that without Neon Deion or Irvin, who came into the league at almost the exact time a quarter century ago, you just don’t have a Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson, Richard Sherman or Darrelle Revis.

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Jenny Dell talks about her new NFL on CBS gig (Exclusive)


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Within five minutes of meeting and speaking with Jenny Dell, one realizes that her personality is perfect for her new job. Dell has a genuine friendliness that will inspire mainstream appeal. Her down-to-Earth personality will resonate across all demographics.

When the New Orleans Saints take on “my” Indianapolis Colts in the Circle City on Saturday, (8:00 PM, ET), CBS Sports’ Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, and Jenny Dell will be the announcing team at Lucas Oil Stadium.

It’s Dell’s first assignment at the new gig since her controversial, highly publicized exit from NESN. As I learned in New York City on Monday, the career stock of Dell is trending upward; even more than shares of Dell Corporation on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Angel Di Maria finalizing £50m move to Manchester United


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Maybe there really is something to Marcos Rojo “liking” that Instagram pic with himself and Angel Di Maria together with a Manchester United background. Reports today suggest that the Real Madrid star is indeed set to join Man United for a transfer fee of £50 million.

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Arturo Vidal to Man United? Juventus boss denies it


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Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has.

There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup team) and United (England of course!)

 One thing is for certain, no one can dispute this: the Arturo Vidal to Man United storyline will not go away.

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Paul Scholes is genuinely scared for Manchester United


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Club legend Paul Scholes is frightened for Manchester United. The inspirational member of the iconic Class of ’92 isn’t wrong either. Sure, some of this is classic overreaction to the unthinkable home loss to Swansea City on opening day. Then again, some of the concern is totally warranted too.

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Louis van Gaal comments on Marcos Rojo signing


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Marcos Rojo is officially with Manchester United, and The Iron Tulip has spoken about his latest acquisition. Louis van Gaal scouted his new defender and articulated what his new role might be.

Van Gaal told the club’s official website, ManUtd.com:

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