Man United news and notes: Louis van Gaal, David de Gea, Ashley Young, Angel Di Maria


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Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world in the wake of today’s 1-nil win at Newcastle United. Although Newcastle are a pretty weak side, you’ve seen how poor the Red Devils away form has been this season.

Therfore, getting three points on the road, any which way, is always a good thing. We begin with the Man of the Match David De Gea.

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VIDEO: Curt Schilling considering legal action against Twitter attacks


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The only thing that will make us more civil to each other on Twitter is if we start suffering the consequences for our actions.

Former MLB pro Curt Schilling fought back against his daughter’s cyber bullies – and won! What Curt Schilling did Monday to a handful of classless, immoral idiots is an example. Keith Olbermann getting suspended by ESPN over his Twitter idiocy and insensitivity towards Penn State is another.

There are no “takesies backsies” on the internet. Even what’s deleted is still screen shot. There are repercussions for your social media behavior. You shouldn’t be allowed to be a keyboard tough guy anymore.

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Alex Olah having a breakout season at Northwestern


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Northwestern has been plagued with very poor play from their center position for years and it took a player from Romania to finally break the trend. Alex Olah is a 7 footer who has had his ups and downs during his time in Evanston. It was not until Coach Chris Collins arrived on campus that Alex Olah started to reach his potential as a basketball player and started to play like a dominant big man.

Editor’s note: this Doug McDermott feature article authored by new Sports Bank contributor Wes Evans. (@WesEvans24)

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Liverpool transfer rumors: Luciano Vietto, Alex Song, Brendan Rodgers


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Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Anfield.

And it’s never too early to talk about the summer transfer window.

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Chelsea transfer rumors: Dybala, Terry, Valencia, Cech


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Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Stamford Bridge.

Hey, it’s never too early to talk about the summer window! We begin with the goalkeeper who’s name is seemingly always in the rumors and gossip pages.

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Arsenal FC transfer rumors: James McCarthy, Paulo Dybala


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Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from The Emirates.

Hey, it’s never too early to talk about the summer window!

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Bulls Coach Thibodeau in No Win Situation with Doug McDermott


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It has been well documented that there is a growing rift between Coach Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls front office. Whether it is Jeff Van Gundy bringing his personal feeling to the fore front of a national broadcast (he really has been a “studio gangster” in the way he’s behaved about this) or the local Chicago media reporting on the situation, the Thibs vs GarPax quarrel has reached even the most uninformed Bulls fan.

Editor’s note: this Doug McDermott feature article authored by new Sports Bank contributor Wes Evans. (@WesEvans24)

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New 30 for 30 “I Hate Christian Laettner,” a MUST see


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(Update: review of “I hate Christian Laettner”)

Selection Sunday sees the debut of a new 30 for 30 with perhaps the most compelling title ever:  “I Hate Christian Laettner” It’s directed by Rory Karpf (“The Book of Manning,” “Tim Richmond: To The Limit”), and it premieres Sunday, March 15, at 9 p.m. ET after Bracketology on ESPN.

I recently had an exclusive with Christian Laettner, and I did not back down from asking him why he thinks that both and and the Duke program are so polarizing. Hear his answer here. 

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Tim Beckman unveils the 2015 Illini football version of “W.I.N.T.”


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This offseason, fourth year Illini football coach Tim Beckman has introduced a new acronym catch-phrase/motivational mantra for his program.

“Whatever is Necessary Today.” or “W.I.N.T.” was the slogan Tim Beckman used to motivate and lead the Illinois Fighting Illini in 2013. It was much maligned by the Chicago media.

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Details on the new Notre Dame football coaching staff


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The Notre Dame football program has made some major changes to its coaching staff. Brian Kelly finalized his new staff this offseason ahead of spring football. ND did a media opportunity this week. Here’s what the staff looks like with each Notre Dame football coach and his new title.

Where appropriate a notable quotable too. *indicates coaches that are new to the program

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Tottenham transfer rumors: Harry Kane, James McCarthy, Brad Friedel


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Here are the latest Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from White Hart Lane.

Hey, it’s never too early to talk about the summer window! We start with the lovable loquacious reserve goalkeeper.

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Man united news: Van Gaal, Falcao, Champions League odds, race


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Here are some of the most interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with a potential buyer for Radamel Falcao:

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