Chelsea FC transfer rumors: Ake, Torres, Asamoah


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Here are the latest Chelsea FC 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.

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Kentucky vs. Louisville: rivalry t-shirt wars (photos)


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Don’t think Louisville vs. Kentucky is a hard-core rivalry? Check out the Final Four smack-talking t-shirts after the jump. This is NASTY. Brutal, like Duke vs. North Carolina.

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Kentucky Wildcats: Louisville the lone obstacle to undefeated regular season


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The Kentucky Wildcats have one last obstacle in the way of a perfect season: at #4 Louisville next Saturday. If UK wins at the-worst-named-venue-in-all-of-sports (KFC Yum! Center), then they’ll run the table. The SEC cannot keep up with them. The entire Southeastern Conference just is not in their class.

Arkansas has potential, but they cannot play with this Kentucky Wildcats team. Weird things do happen in rivalry games, but Florida is too down this year.

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Five most popular college hoops stories of 2014


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As one of the four or five people (excluding people who live in four states: Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina and Kansas) who actually cares about college basketball in December, it’s time to put together our most popular college hoops stories of 2014.

It’s really a shame how so few people care about college hoops until March. And how those who do care, don’t care all that much.

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Vic Law, Jordan Ash, McIntosh, Falzon: NU’s future core


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“The Big Ten is a great conference with some really good teams,” Northwestern Forward Vic Law said.

“But I really believe in this team this year. If we all do our jobs and do what we need to do, we can do it.”

With Big Ten season right around the corner, and the league obviously much weaker than it has been (the conference has racked up 19 losses and counting to mid-majors and low-majors, with still a few non-conference games to go) league wins will definitely be there for Northwestern’s taking.

However, NU hoops fans should instead  emulate the title of a Green Day hit song from 1994 and take the “Longview.”

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Man United news: Van Gaal, Young, Rooney, Valencia


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Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. This is Man United news and notes. We start with Louis van Gaal explaining some of the components in his formations and line-ups:

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Man United news: Di Maria, Gaitan, Ronaldo, Rojo


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Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. This is Man United news and notes. We start with some Man United transfer rumors

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Liverpool transfer rumors: Lacazette, Milner, Torres, Balotelli


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Here are the latest Liverpool FC 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.

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Arsenal FC transfer rumors: Lacazette, Cavani, Henry, Van Dijk


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Here are the latest Arsenal FC 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.

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Illini Football lose Heart of Dallas Bowl: 5 takeaways


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There was no Boxing Day celebration for Illini Nation in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Illinois lost 35-18 to Louisiana Tech; although the score was much closer than that score indicates.

As you know, we don’t do game recaps here at The Sports Bank, just like I don’t do “play by play” or “live tweeting” of individual games in my Twitter feed.

It’s all big picture features, breaking news stories and/or original commentary here, and those same rules apply to Illini football. So what did we learn about Tim Beckman and Illini football today?

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Man United news: Di Maria, Rojo, Van Gaal, Fellaini, Januzaj


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Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. This is Man United news and notes. We start with the updated injury report following the 3-1 win today over Newcastle.

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VIDEOS: Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie goals in Newcastle win


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Wayne Rooney has now scored 11 goals in his last nine Premier League appearances at Old Trafford. He scored twice today, making the difference as Manchester United beat Newcastle 3-1 today at home. The Red Devils have now won seven of their eight.

They also are the first Premier League team to win all 50 matches on Boxing Day.

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