Back in March, the Daily Mail made a claim that Liverpool FC are confident Mario Gotze will come to Anfield this summer, with the Bayern Munich midfielder having privately indicated he would like a reunion with Jurgen Klopp.Follow paulmbanks
Jose Mourinho replacing Louis van Gaal stories are now dominating the Manchester United Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. It’s going to happen, we’re just awaiting official word from the club. Apparently though, no one seems to have told Van Gaal.
United club legend and current media pundit Phil Neville doesn’t see Mourinho staying around at Old Trafford very long though.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United won the FA Cup Final over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium yesterday achieving the first trophy of the Louis van Gaal era. Win or lose, the Dutchman is/was reportedly set to face the sack. Multiple outlets are reporting what we’ve heard and seen all season long:
United’s failure to reach Champions League will cost Van Gaal his job and open the door for Jose Mourinho to replace him. It’s just that no one has told LVG that he’s not returning for the third and final year of his deal.Follow paulmbanks
Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban is apparently gearing up for the start of a political career. Cuban went on NBC News “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd today and talked politics. In getting his name out there, in the political arena, it’s a huge hint that he’s planning to make a move into that field.
Mark Cuban would certainly be a non-traditional kind of candidate, and he says that Donald Trump, with how far he’s come already, has certainly opened the door to such genres of politicians.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United have tied Arsenal for the most FA Cup wins in history (12). They did so in extremely dramatic fashion too, falling 1 down late in regulation, then falling a man down, having to play a man short for the final 15 minutes due to Chris Smalling’s second yellow card.Follow paulmbanks
While Denzel Valentine may or may not be selected ahead of Deyonta Davis in the 2016 NBA Draft, it’s very likely that Davis is the Michigan State player with more long term NBA career potential. In the short term, Davis’ draft stock might not be as high as Valentine’s.
Deyonta Davis declined to participate in the physical portion of the draft combine, meaning that he now must prove himself in private workouts with teams.Follow paulmbanks
From Real Madrid to relegation. Rafa Benitez has decided to stick around Tyneside in their hour of need and rebuild the club which was been demoted down to the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League.
Yes, Newcastle United are set to confirm Rafa Benitez is staying on as manager at the start of next week as they put the final touches to the terms of the deal to keep him at St James’ Park, this according to a story today in The Telegraph.Follow paulmbanks
Arsenal FC did not buy a single outfield player last summer transfer window. Their only signing of note in the 2015 summer was goalkeeper Petr Cech, who won the golden gloves award. The Gunners are off to a more eventful and interesting start in 2016 as they are set to make their first signing of the summer just a week after the season concluded.Follow paulmbanks
The Louis van Gaal backlash has been so strong for so long right now that speculation about his future overshadows everything else going on with the club. With no clear signal and instead just overall noise right now about which direction Manchester United will go regarding their managerial future, we’re all looking for indicators anywhere we can find them.
The Jose Mourinho narrative has been dominant since December.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United will kick off the FA Cup Final versus Crystal Palace in a matter of mere minutes. They are heavily favored to win, especially when you consider that Palace finished 15th in the Premier League table. The red side of Manchester hasn’t won anything since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, so this is the first chance for a trophy post Fergie era.Follow paulmbanks
Copa America Centenario begins June 3rd and concludes June 26th. It’s the Western Hemisphere championship of soccer and the tournament determining what nations from North and South America will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. NBA legend and soccer enthusiast Kobe Bryant stars in this one-of-a-kind marketing spot developed by the FOX Sports.
It will debut this weekend; with the first airing to come during the FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace.Follow paulmbanks
It’s version 1.0 of The Sports Bank’s 2016 MLB Mock Draft. TSB is the only independently owned, mom and pop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2017 NFL mock draft, 2016 NBA mock draft, 2016 MLB mock draft and 2016 NHL mock draft.
The 2016 Major League Baseball Draft is June 9th-11th. Let’s get started with the 2016 MLB mock draft.Follow paulmbanks