How the S.F. 49ers will integrate Jimmie Ward into the secondary


So what are the San Francisco 49ers getting this year in Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward? He became just the second Huskie ever to be drafted in the first round when he was chosen with the 30th overall pick. Ward made an impression during 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl Week in his hometown of Mobile, Ala., and followed that with an impressive performance at the NIU Pro Day in March.

Ward measured in at 5-10 ½ inches and 197 pounds, ran the 40 yard dash in 4.45 seconds, had a 38-inch vertical jump and a broad jump of 10 ½ feet.

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Arizona Cardinals lineman hosting Mexican talk show


“Titulares y Más” is getting ready to welcome former NFL player Rolando Cantú this week. The former Arizona Cardinals offensive guard will appear as guest host of the successful sports program.

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Saints, Drew Brees championship window is closing

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Drew Brees has all the weapons he needs to make another deep run. Health will be key. The offseason was busy, but the overall grade out is essentially a wash. The Jimmy Graham drama seems to be over for now. I’ll spare you a recap/analysis of that since it’s already been over-covered as it is. Overall, NOLA has to be the favorite in the NFC NASCAR division.

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Chicago Bears RB situation: Jordan Lynch has a chance


Jordan Lynch made it to my “2014 Publicity NFL Mock Draft.”

It would go like this:

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Tottenham Chair Daniel Levy stock exchange trip cancelled


Daniel Levy is the managing director of ENIC International Ltd an investment company, sports, entertainment and media group. Levy replaced Lord Alan Sugar as chairman of Tottenham Hotspur in February 2001 after ENIC bought a controlling stake in the club.  Tottenham arrive in Chicago today, and they were to kick off their tour of the city by joining in a ceremonial bell-ringing at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

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Wayne Rooney, Man United coming to USA movie theatres


A deal for American movie theaters to show live English Premier League matches was announced today by Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group. The showings (33 theaters in 14 states) will start with the opening of the Premier League season on Aug. 16. Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie will be among the many PL superstars that will be showcased.

Even before the World Cup, interest in the sport has been on the upturn, starting when NBC Sports Group began airing Premier League matches in the 2013-14 season. A record 32 million Americans tuned in to NBC’s 2013-14 Premier League broadcasts – more than doubling the 13.3 million who watched the previous season on ESPN, ESPN2 and Fox Soccer, according to The Nielsen Co.

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VIDEOS: all 7 Man United goals in Rose Bowl ROUT of L.A. Galaxy


I know it’s just a meaningless preseason friendly but tonight was a “Red Wedding” by the Red Devils on the L.A. Galaxy. The Rose Bowl crowd of about 90,000 was mostly red in support of Manchester United. Yes, even in supposed enemy territory. The final was 7-nil, but it could have easily been 9 or 10 or 11-nil if Louis van Gaal wanted it to be. 

Here are Vines of all seven goals in the Rose Bowl rout.

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PHOTO: Louis van Gaal checking out FOX Sports’ Julie Stewart-Binks


Julie Stewart-Binks joined Fox Sports as an update desk anchor and correspondent for FOX Sports 1, earlier this year. She’s one of Fox’s many blondes that encompass the network. See: Georgie Thompson, Erin Andrews, Charissa Thompson, Danielle Trotta, Kaitlyn Vincie, Molly McGrath, Jenny Taft, well you get the idea. Every news update and studio show on the network has a blonde.

Stewart-Binks co-hosts Fox Soccer Daily, airing in the afternoons with Eric Wynalda, Brian McBride and Warren Barton. She also did sideline tonight as Manchester United CRUSHED the L.A. Galaxy 7-0. (Here’s video of all seven United goals)

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Have the Baltimore Ravens improved their offense enough?

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The Baltimore Ravens rode Joe Flacco’s big arm and a strong defense led by Ray Lewis to a magical Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers. That was the 2012-2013 season. The 2013-2014 season was much different.

Gone were future Hall-of-Famers Lewis and Ed Reed. Also gone was Flacco’s favorite target Anquan Boldin. To make matters worse, another one of his other favorite targets, Dennis Pitta, went down with a dislocated hip in training camp. The Ravens failed to make the playoffs, finishing 8-8. Despite a tumultuous offseason where five players were arrested, they are confident they can get back to the top of the AFC North in 2014. [Read more...]

VIDEO: Reggie Wayne shows up at Colts camp in IndyCar


In the words of fictional Springfield news man Kent Brockman, “this barely qualifies as news.” Still it is amusing to see Reggie Wayne showing up in a race car to Indianapolis Colts training camp in Anderson, Indiana. All he needs to do is somehow employ a cornstalk and a reference to the sitcom “Parks and recreation” and Wayne would hit every single Indy stereotype in just one publicity stunt.

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FIFA agent claims Arturo Vidal will join Man United


Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer is happening/not happening/might happen. After all 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!)

Here’s the latest:

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PHOTOS: Man United away shirt unveiled for 2014-15


Manchester United have officially unveiled their new white away shirt for the 2014-15 season. The kit is designed and manufactured by Nike for the final time. It was recently announced that Adidas paid a record amount for the shirt sponsorship which begins in 2015-16 season. It’s a crazy and I mean crazy amount of money. (£750 million)  This year also sees a change with the Chevrolet sponsor logo, replacing previous sponsor Aon.

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