Man United targeting Sadio Mane this January

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Sources have confirmed to ESPN FC that Manchester United are interested signing Southampton star Sadio Mane.

The Red Devils were linked with a move for Mane towards the end of this past transfer window, but it never came together. When United lost interest in Pedro (or lost out to Chelsea for him, depending on who’s side of the story you believe) Mane became the attacking option target for Old Trafford.

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Arsene Wenger calls out UEFA’s drug testing policies


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he may be forced to call on some of his reserve squad for the Gunners do-or-die UEFA Champions League group stage clash with Dinamo Zagreb. So while Wenger has plenty to worry about in getting in his own house in order before tomorrow night’s likely elimination clash, it hasn’t stopped him from also calling out the problems UEFA currently have.

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Man City’s Sagna admits Paris Attacks distracted him vs Liverpool


Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna says he should not have played against Liverpool on Saturday in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Sagna admitted the Parisian attacks were still on his mind during Saturday’s very unexpected 4-1 loss at home to Liverpool.

Sagna is a member of the France National Team, and he played in that fateful friendly against Germany at the Stade de France on Friday the 13th. On that 130 people lost their lives, including three outside the stadium during that specific match.

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Brock Osweiler: Broncos QB future is now


Is Brock Osweiler the guy? Well he went 20-27 passing today for 250 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTs at the Chicago Bears. Osweiler led a victory on his 25th birthday.

Get ready, because there’s going to be a flood “Peyton Manning legacy” op-eds and feature stories in the coming weeks.

It will inundate you. We covered the 11th hour for Manning already at this link.

What about post Peyton Manning life in Denver?

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Peyton Manning NFL Career nearing the end

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Thanks for the memories Peyton Manning. Although we know you’re not really going way, as we’ll see you in every other commercial on television. Manning is to the NFL what comedian Craig Robinson is to entertainment; they’ll shill anything and their ads run incessantly. Of course, don’t hate the player; hate the game.

I’d take those nice fat paychecks too. In terms of actually watching Peyton Manning play football though, it appears we’re nearing the end. What a great journey it has been.

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Ex Man United Striker Chicharito Breaks Mexican Scoring Record


Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has been on the move a lot lately. Loaned to Real Madrid last season, brought back to United for the summer, and then sent to Bayer Leverkusen as the season began. Chicharito is really finding his groove now in the Bundesliga.

He now has 10 goals across his last seven competitions for the club, and he’s become the first ever Mexican international to score in seven consecutive matches in Europe.

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Pat Fitzgerald will “never leave” NU says Gameday Crew


Pat Fitzgerald guided his 2012 Northwestern football team to 10 wins, tying the school record set by the much discussed 1995 squad led by Gary Barnett. Fitzgerald has won 9 this season with one game, and then a bowl game remaining. He won nine in ’08, tying the nine Barnett won in ’96 for second place on the list. Pat Fitzgerald has quietly led his team to an exceptional, and completely unexpected 9-2 season with a struggling redshirt freshman at the quarterback position.

With so many premier, brand name jobs open this college football coaching carousel, is this the year Pat Fitzgerald finally moves to one of those?

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NIU Huskies vs Ohio: Game Preview, Prediction


Your NIU Huskies (8-3, 6-1 MAC) won their sixth straight Wednesday night with a 27-19 victory over P.J. Fleck, “Baby Flacco” (Joe Flacco’s little brother, more on him here) and the rest of the Western Michigan Broncos. Northern Illinois will earn their sixth straight trip to the MAC title game in Detroit with a win over Ohio tomorrow night.

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Herbstreit: Illini Football “a sleeping giant” that’s “fallen off”

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This is an absolutely critical time for Illini football.

Not just Illini football, but Illini basketball and Illini sports in general.

The top priority is making the correct Athletic Director hire. Yes, finding the right man to be Illini football coach is important, and don’t be too shocked if we’re talking about a basketball coaching search in the not too distant future, but the A.D. decision supersedes both.

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Joe Flacco’s little bro backup QB at WMU; not “Elite” Yet


Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (who went down with a season ending knee injury yesterday) has a little brother who also plays quarterback. Tom Flacco, a freshman at Western Michigan University, is the WMU Broncos QB2.

Unlike Joe Flacco, Tom Flacco is a run first quarterback. He’s inserted into the game to provide more of a dual-threat/wildcat kind of option at this, the most important position in all of sports.

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Anthony Martial’s wife mistakes Emirates for Old Trafford

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The wife of stellar striker Anthony Martial made a major blunder on social media this weekend in an attempt to show solidarity and pride for his husband’s team. The gaffe is the kind of error that is just, well, we’ve all been there. Every social media user has made a mistake like this at some point.

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Man United to reportedly double Jesse Lingard’s Salary


Jesse Lingard is seeing his career take off, for both club and country. He got called-up to the England National Team senior squad last week. Lingard also scored his first goal for Manchester United in the team’s last fixture before the international break.

Here’s the footage of his curling effort from 16 yards out. Lingard has started two games for the Red Devils this season, and now he’s potentially poised to get a big raise.

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