Here are the latest Arsenal FC transfer rumor stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world.Follow paulmbanks
Xherdan Shaqiri is having trouble fitting in at Bayern Munich, but he will be be on the move away from Allianz Arena during the January transfer window. Shaqiri has been told he can leave Bayern Munich this winter, according to the Bundesliga club’s honorary president Franz Beckenbauer. This is a huge boost to all the clubs that have been interested in the Swiss international, including Manchester United, Liverpool and Napoli.
Here are the latest Manchester United news stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. Unfortunately, this focuses on more injuries in the back line. The health crisis in defene continues. It’s like a game of whack-a-mole, when one returns to action, another goes down. Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are still sidelined with shin and shoulder injuries. And now this:Follow paulmbanks
Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumor stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. We start with some gossip about Lionel Messi. True or not, it certainly dwarfs all the other Chelsea transfer rumors you’ll hear. After all, it’s Lionel Messi, all the other gossip is secondary and minor in comparison.Follow paulmbanks
Within a week, a record belonging to Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon was gone.
Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine, with 427 yards rushing against a Kansas team that has packed it in for the season. (Actually, I’m not sure KU even really tried that hard at the beginning of 2014). Gordon held the single-game FBS rushing record for seven days. However, he has something Perine does not- a near certain invitation to the downtown athletic club in New York City.Follow paulmbanks
Said Illini Head Coach Tim Beckman at yesterday’s news conference: “It’s almost like a playoff game, you got to keep winning to keep playing.”
“It kind of comes down to a one game season,” said Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald.
That’s right, 5-6 Illinois at 5-6 Northwestern. This year, the LOL Trophy game isn’t just LMAO or ROTFL, it’s also meaningful. It’s for more than the Land of Lincoln hat. It’s for a bowl berth. Probably a bowl you’ve never heard of. The Foster Farms Bowl is in a great location (the San Francisco 49ers brand new home in Santa Clara). If the winner of this game doesn’t get some “California Love,” then they’re relegated to Detroit. (That’s what the Quick Lane Bowl is called this year)Follow paulmbanks
Jahlil Okafor gives the Duke Blue Devils a very different look this year. They run their offense from the inside-out, and as we’ve seen through the first few games, they’re light years more efficient. There’s a dramatic difference between points per possession when Okafor touches it, versus times that he does not. He is the best true post player, a real inside presence that Coach K. has had since Elton Brand.
He’s not a big that will be buried in the corner to shoot baseline jumpers like Jabari Parker sometimes was last season.
Jahlil Okafor is a totally different kind of Duke player. He can play in the low lost like Carlos Boozer. Both Mike Krzyzewski and Jay Bilas have already compared the Whitney Young high school product to both Brand and Boozer. And Brand came out in 1999, so technically the headline is not hyperbole.Follow paulmbanks