David Moyes getting sacked by United rumors starting up again


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Another pathetic performance by Manchester United yesterday in a season of huge disappointments. Manager David Moyes again looked clueless and incapable of leadership as his old club, Everton, beat the Reds for just the third time in 19 years. This completed a season sweep for the Toffees over the Red Devils, and it was absolutely the worst possible scenario for David Moyes.

It’s been surreal seeing a United side struggle like this and it’s been a soap opera watching the David Moyes backlash.

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PHOTO: Brady Hoke has interesting nicknames for Michigan opponents


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Brady Hoke has an interesting take on his 2014 Michigan Wolverines schedule. Like many coaches, he has the postseason destinations already assumed, as both the Big Ten Championship and the Rose Bowl appear on the schedule. As if it’s a foregone conclusion that Michigan is already headed there.

That’s not unique, a lot of college football coaches do that in order to motivate their employees. What’s unique about this is the nicknames Brady Hoke chose for three teams on the schedule.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round (4/22/14)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (4/22/14)


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Andrew WigginsJoel Embiid, or Jabari Parker.  Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?  It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  The draft order is based on the final standings since the NBA Draft Lottery doesn’t take place until May 20th.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

So without further ado, here is our 2014 NBA mock draft.

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2014 FULL Seven Round NFL Mock Draft 4-21-14


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Here is our seven round NFL mock draft. It’s not written by me, it’s authored by a website reader who wishes to remain anonymous. I will tell you he puts a whole lot of work into it. And of course because a seven round NFL mock draft is a ton of work. And this version is even improved and augmented, as there’s even a little bit of commentary sometimes.

As always, here’s my latest NFL mock draft; which is only one round, but goes into detail on every pick in the first round.

Anyways, let’s begin our full seven round NFL mock draft.

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VIDEO: Chelsea FC transfer targets: fans claim knowledge of made up players


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This is really, really funny. Chelsea FC fans are asked about transfer targets that don’t exist. In this man on the street video, Manchester United fan Andrew Ryan goes to Stamford Bridge to find out what Chelsea FC fans know about our completely made up footballers!

Watch them claim knowledge of these non-existent players! LOL!

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Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool inspired by words of Hillsborough Campaigner


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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he used the words of Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall to motivate his team to a 3-2 victory at Norwich.

“She talked about stress – it can prove difficult but can also offer you great determination to fight,” said the Liverpool FC boss.

“Those were words we gave the players before the game. We stuck them on the wall.”

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PHOTOS: David Moyes taunted by fan dressed as Grim Reaper at Everton


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David Moyes is well into his summer planning at Manchester United. Club Chairman Ed Woodward as well. Moyes job is safe despite the horrendous debut campaign he’s endured at Old Trafford. Even though he won’t be sacked, United have actually looked into dismissing him, having met with possible replacements during this season.

And of course, the David Moyes seat has been so warm that it’s invited speculation that he would be let go all year long. Which brings us to today’s trip to Goodison Park.

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Blake Sims and Jake Coker begin battle to succeed AJ McCarron at Alabama


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“With Blake Sims, there are probably some things that he can do as a quarterback that we really don’t feature in this game,” Alabama Coach Nick Saban said after the A-Day spring scrimmage.

“For him to be an effective player at his position, in fairness to him, it’s probably good for us to do things like that. We really don’t feature our skill guys very much.”

So don’t read too much into the statistics from the A-Day “game.” Don’t take my word for it, Saban said it himself.

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Ultimate Illini podcast: Groce, Beckman, Thomas, WSCR’s Herb Lawrence


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Welcome to the all Illini edition of The Sports Bank podcast. In the wake of the Illini re-brand, re-design from Nike I’m joined by the Illini All-Star team of guests. Yes, it is the headliners of Illini Nation. Breaking it all down with me is Herb Lawrence of WSCR 670 The Score.

Listen to him tonight on The Score, from around 6 (or about when the White Sox game ends) till 10, with Jay Zawaski. Follow Lawrence on Twitter @ecnerwal23

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D.J. Augustin one of many reasons for Chicago Bulls playoff optimism


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D.J. Augustin has emerged as the Chicago Bulls best late game scorer. He’ll be the key player for the #4 seed Bulls as they host the #5 seed Wizards to open the series tonight. The one game the Wizards lost during the season, Nene missed. But now he’s back. So the front-court match-up with Gortat and Nene against Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer will be intriguing, and I think overall a “push.”

I think the two groups of forwards will neutralize each other and the Bulls will have the advantage in the backcourt with D.J. Augustin and company.

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Man United transfer rumors: Smalling, Pedro, Welbeck, Griezmann


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Big news about Danny Welbeck, the beloved Danny Welbeck who is rumored to want out of Old Trafford so that he can a real chance to play first team football. Now he’s been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, as White Hart Lane are reportedly considering a £20 million move. (The Mirror)

I’ll believe it when I see it.

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