Reporter Julie Stewart-Binks being ogled by Louis van Gaal (photo)


Julie Stewart-Binks joined Fox Sports as an update desk anchor and correspondent for FOX Sports 1 when the network launched in 2013. She’s but one soldier in Fox’s blonde army. See: Georgie Thompson, Erin Andrews, Molly McGrath, Jenny Taft etc.

Stewart-Binks used to host Fox Soccer Daily, before it was cancelled,with Eric Wynalda, Brian McBride and Warren Barton.

She also asked New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski to give her a lap dance tonight in the middle of doing her Super Bowl 50 preview show.

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Saido Berahino advised to delete his Twitter, Instagram account

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According to the Independent, striker Saido Berahino has been told by West Bromwich Albion team-mate Ben Foster to stop doing ‘silly things’, close his social media accounts and buckle down for a relegation battle.

Berahino has been the subject of two long protracted transfer sagas that ended up going nowhere during the past two transfer windows. Saido Berahino wanted his move to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, White Hart Lane submitted their bids, and WBA rejected them.

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Actor Dominic Monaghan promotes his Manchester United fandom


You know actor Dominic Monaghan as Charlie from Lost or Merry from Lord of the Rings, but he’s also a lifelong Manchester United fan. Today, Monaghan is more well known as the crazy-brave, insect-loving host of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan on BBC America.

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Harry Kane as good as Aguero, Vardy, says Pochettino


Harry Kane, the young star striker, England international and Tottenham Hotspur franchise cornerstone said last week that he recharged his battery while on winter break. The goal scoring machine said he feels like himself again, and it certainly showed as Kane scored twice for Spurs in Tuesday’s win over Norwich City.

His manager, Mauricio Pochettino, recognizes that Harry Kane is among the best young scoring forwards in the game today.

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Illini basketball news, notes, links, nuggets and tidbits

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Have you recovered from last night’s “fun bad” Illini basketball triple overtime win over lowly Rutgers? Make no mistake about it, this was a memorable game, albeit for all the wrong reasons, kind of like the 38-33 loss to Penn State at home in 2009. The Rutgers and Illini basketball teams got together to commit time burglary against you by subjecting you to three extra periods.

Given that it was very close, and featured a ton of lead changes, you just couldn’t look away. Illinois had only one actual forward dress, and that Illini basketball team is right down in the dregs with Rutgers (and Minnesota) as by far the worst teams in the league.

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Illini football National Signing Day result not ideal


Everyone said that giving Bill Cubit only two years on his extension would torpedo recruiting and that’s exactly what happened. 2016 National Signing Day in Champaign-Urbana yielded very poor recruiting rankings (24/7 Sports have Illini football 69th nationally, 12th overall, Rivals places them 69th & 12th, and Scout went 60th, and 12th) and a sleep-inducing press conference.

#ItsNotIdeal to be 12th in the league, but at least Illinois isn’t Purdue, who seriously resemble a school that’s given up on football.

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Ed Woodward to potentially answer queries about Van Gaal’s future


Manchester United Executive Vice President Ed Woodward doesn’t do a whole lot of media interviews, because he doesn’t have to. Woodward doesn’t have to really answer to anyone other than his bosses and his investors. He isn’t accountable to fans or reporters so much.

Many people obsessed with what’s going on Old Trafford are quite puzzled as to why United boss Louis van Gaal is still in charge. What does Woodward see in him?

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How Vegas Dave Made Millions Betting on Baseball


Vegas Dave is an example of the ultimate gambler. He took one of the biggest punts in sports betting history, and it paid off in the amount of $2.5 million when the Kansas City Royals won the World Series of baseball at the end of 2015.

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Van Gaal, Klopp, Hiddink opine on Guardiola arrival


With Pep Guardiola‘s move to Manchester City now complete, the brightest managers and the biggest clubs were obviously asked to weigh in on the news that dominated transfer window deadline day. Some of what we heard was some of the industry standard whenever a big name joins a big club.

“It’s going to be a challenge, I’m warning you” kind of thing. Other comments were more interesting and original.

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Tottenham Hotspur welcome Washington Redskins QB to WHL

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Kirk Cousins is one of those extremely rare “great at life” kind of human beings. The former Michigan State Spartans and current Washington QB is great at what he does, good-looking, and most importantly excellent at being a person. Everything Cousins has going for him on the outside, he’s got in spades on the inside too.

The world was made aware of this when the Michigan State QB gave the keynote speech at the 2011 Big Ten Kick-off luncheon in Chicago.

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Jesse Lingard tries to deflect heat away from Van Gaal


Jesse Lingard has joined Wayne Rooney to form a very small group of Manchester United forwards asking fans and media to place accountability for the Red Devils woes on the players themselves, instead of on Manager Louis van Gaal.

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Sir Alex Ferguson stumps for FIFA Presidential candidate


Manchester United legend and Premier League icon Sir Alex Ferguson has given his endorsement in the FIFA Presidency election. He’s going with Gianni Infantino, believing that he’s the man to right the utterly corrupt ship that is FIFA under Sepp Blatter.

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