Isaac Haas Returning to Purdue Boilermakers; Withdraws Name from NBA Draft

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Isaac Haas has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft and will return to Purdue for his senior season.

This according to a release sent out by the school.

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Dax McCarty Might Be the Biggest Beneficiary of Bastian Schweinsteiger Addition

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The Chicago Fire rebuilding plan, on at least one dimension, resembles the method employed by the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. While the Cubs front office team of Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein loaded up on shortstops, or players who came up as natural shortstops, the Fire stocked up on midfielders.

With Juninho, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Dax McCarty, Fire General Manager Nelson Rodriguez had a huge off-season, and now finds his club overloaded with talent at the midfielder position.

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Nastia Liukin, Nick Offerman Among Chicago Cubs Honored Guests this Home Stand

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Man United Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

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Manchester United have already long conceded the race for a top four finish, and have gone all in with winning Europa League as the route back into UEFA Champions League. Thus, their trip to St. Mary’s, to take on Southampton, will be kind of a glorified friendly. Or at least an indifferent edition of the series, as the Saints also having nothing to play for. They are firmly entrenched as a mid-table side this year.

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Jose Mourinho Credits Referee Michael Oliver with Saving United’s Season

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Jose Mourinho credits referee Michael Oliver for saving Manchester United’s season due to his red carding Ander Herrera in the FA Cup quarterfinal loss at Chelsea.

Mourinho sees the Herrera send-off as critical to United’s elimination from the FA Cup and thus reduced the high workload his team had to put in this season.

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Illini Basketball Lose Jeremiah Tilmon to Mizzou: Bad News and Good News

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Now Illini basketball FINALLY has closure on the Jeremiah Tilmon recruitment, and as Tom Petty once famously told us “the waiting is the hardest part.” Like a member of the opposite sex who isn’t actually interested in you but gives you a lot of attention, and their phone number, Tilmon vacillated on Illinois.

Three times he wavered on his commitment to Illini basketball, and as F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said “action is character.”

Illini basketball and Jeremiah Tilmon was just simply not a match that was meant to be, as the East Saint Louis big man will now take his talents to Mizzou.

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2017 NBA Draft Lottery Conspiracy Theories for EVERY SINGLE TEAM

Every single NBA Draft Lottery, the conspiracy theorists will come out in full force.

In reality though, the lottery is just an endeavor of mixed integrity. The genuine, empirical truth likely lies somewhere between the two polarities of “hey, man it’s all manipulated by the league, the NBA Draft lottery Illuminati know!” and “just luck/serendipity! (or what economists call “pure competition”)

It’s rather sad though, how much the world has changed in such a short time since we did the first and only previous edition of this article in 2015.

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NBA Mock Draft Second Round 5/16/17

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2017 NBA Mock Draft.  Outstanding trades have not been taken into account with the second round. Also, if you’re into NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories, you’ll want to read the feature piece linked here.

(Updated: 5/15/17)

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NBA Mock Draft First Round 5/16/17

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2017 NBA Mock Draft.

(Updated: 5/15/17) Also, if you’re into NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories, you’ll want to read the feature piece linked here.

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Upcoming Rosemont Baseball Team Believes Minor League Market Is Not Saturated

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It’s imperative, when you’re a minor league baseball franchise, to get way outside the box with your promotions. With over 200 minor league baseball teams in the United States, you’ve got to make major waves by being original, in order to get noticed by the media and publicity industries.

“As long as it’s legal, and in good taste, we’re going to do it,” proclaimed Shawn Hunter, co-owner of the not yet named minor league Rosemont baseball team.

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Biggie Swanigan a “Second Unit Four” or “Small Ball Five” in NBA Says Fraschilla

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ESPN has recently slashed a lot of their top tier talent, and the cuts hit the college basketball department especially hard.

However, two guys who did actually survive the massive purge are Analyst/International expert Fran Fraschilla and reporter Jeff Goodman who answered questions to preview the 2017 NBA Draft this week.

You can read the entire transcript of their media conference call at this link.

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Caleb Swanigan Probably Leaving for NBA Says ESPN’s Jeff Goodman

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ESPN has recently slashed a lot of their top tier talent, and the cuts hit the college basketball department especially hard.

However, two guys who did actually survive the massive purge are Analyst/International expert Fran Fraschilla and reporter Jeff Goodman who answered questions to preview the 2017 NBA Draft this week.

You can read the entire transcript of their media conference call at this link.

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