Van Gaal Insists He’s Returning; Despite Jose Mourinho Narratives

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Manchester United have advanced to the FA Cup Final where they’ll take on Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium in twenty days time. The Red Devils could well be on their way to the first trophy of the Louis van Gaal era, but will that be enough to save the Dutchman from the sack?

No, according to reports that we’ve heard and seen all season long as United’s Champions League chances for next season continue to dissipate. Van Gaal himself though insists the opposite. He says he’ll return for the third and final year of his deal, whether there’s an FA Cup triumph or not.

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Tottenham Hotspur Injury Report vs Chelsea FC

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Interim Manager Guus Hiddink have made it known that they do not want Tottenham Hotspur to win the Premier League title this season. That talk certainly adds some spice to this London Derby. The Blues will get their wish as Spurs will officially be eliminated from the title race with the very next Leicester City win.

If the Foxes win at Manchester United on Sunday, then the title race will be officially done.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Projection vs Chelsea

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Interim Manager Guus Hiddink have made it known that they do not want Tottenham Hotspur to win the Premier League title this season. That talk certainly adds some spice to this London Derby.

The Blues will get their wish as Spurs will officially be eliminated from the title race with the very next Leicester City win.

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Twitter Users Rip Apart Man United’s Jesse Lingard, Marcos Rojo

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Manchester United drew 1-1 today at home versus Leicester City, putting off the Foxes Premier League title celebration for at least a day. However, the Red Devils really needed to take all three points today in order to stay in the race for top four and UEFA Champions League qualification.

Arsenal won yesterday, so United need to keep pace with the Gunners by continuing their trend of playing very well against the top of the table. (At least, that’s the narrative we’ve heard much of this season, that United excel against the best, and with Jamie Vardy out, three points were there for the taking on paper)

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Daniel Sturridge Admits Doubt on His Future at Liverpool

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Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge could be moving on from Anfield this summer, and Paris Saint-Germain has been a rumored destination. Sturridge has reportedly been considered a potential replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic at PSG, should Ibra move on, according to the Sun.

Today Sturridge made some comments that cast doubt on his future with Liverpool.

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Oakland Raiders 2016 NFL Draft: Mixed Bag, Mixed Opinions

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It’s hard to concisely summarize the fifth draft of Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, because it was such a mixed bag. Their first round pick, Safety Karl Joseph of West Virginia was definitely a big reach, right?

Or was it?

Not really when you find a guy who fills a need to solidify the pass defense. We knew coming in that Oakland was going to prioritize DB, and that’s exactly what they did. Likewise with the two Big Ten Defensive Ends, Jihad Ward of Illinois and Shilique Calhoun of Michigan State.

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70 AWFUL, HORRIBLE NFL Draft Scouting Report Cliches

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By this week, all the soundbites for every NFL draft prospect now run together into an indecipherable word salad. Actually, it all becomes gobbedly-gook well before this week, due to the over-usage of cliches. All the Draftniks do it:

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Mike Mayock, and Jon Gruden most of all. Gruden speaks with a much higher buzz word/NFL draft catch-phrase per sentence percentage than anyone. If I sat down and watched Gruden’s “QB Camp” show again, this list would be four times as long.

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Man United Starting XI Prediction vs Leicester City

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Louis van Gaal said at his match preview news conference yesterday that he believes a Leicester City Title would be great for the Premier League. He also said that Manchester United will try to delay that from happening of course on their own turf.

Yes, that’s the main story line here- a Leicester City win at Old Trafford gets them the Premier League title.

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Man United Injury Report: Januzaj, Shaw, Keane, Schweinsteiger, Jones

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It’s Man United injury report time. Set your fantasy and daily fantasy lineups accordingly. Manager Louis van Gaal said Friday at his weekly press briefing that a Leicester City title would be good for the league, but that he’ll do everything in his power to stop it from happening on home field. When United host Leicester tomorrow, a win gets them the title.

Amazing! a 5,000-1 shot at the beginning of the season. Van Gaal said Friday that he saw their rise coming.

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Steve Mariucci on What Connor Cook Brings to the Oakland Raiders

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What a tumultuous NFL Draft for Michigan State Quarterback Connor Cook.

Entering Thursday, many people thought he had a decent chance at becoming a first round pick. We covered the multiple destinations within round one where he could have conceivably landed. If he didn’t go round one, then we almost certainly thought he’d be selected in round two or three on Friday night. However, it didn’t happen as Connor Cook was to night two what Laremy Tunsil was to night one.

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Ohio State Football Breaks Multiple NFL Draft Records

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The Ohio State football program has led the way in 2016 NFL Draft Green Room invites, scouting combine invites, and early entries to the draft. So it’s no surprise that they also led the way in players selected in the NFL Draft. Indeed Ohio State football IS the new Alabama Crimson Tide right now, proving the Buckeyes win over the Tide in the 2015 Sugar Bowl/National Semifinal game was the real deal Holyfield.

This weekend, the 2014 National Championship Ohio State football team went pro.

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Oakland Raiders Drafting Jihad Ward Gets Mixed Reaction

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When Oakland Raiders made Jihad Ward their second round pick, 44th overall, tonight it drew some mixed reaction. Ward was projected to be a second-rounder by most draftniks, and the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock has consistently been talking about Jihad Ward as a second round talent since February. 

First off it’s pronounced juh-HODD, not jee-hahd as it’s spelled. Although it’s spelled the same, it’s not pronounced the same as a holy war being fought by ISIS. Twitter went nuts with this angle anyway.

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