PHOTO: Louis van Gaal checking out FOX Sports’ Julie Stewart-Binks


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Julie Stewart-Binks joined Fox Sports as an update desk anchor and correspondent for FOX Sports 1, earlier this year. She’s one of Fox’s many blondes that encompass the network. See: Georgie Thompson, Erin Andrews, Charissa Thompson, Danielle Trotta, Kaitlyn Vincie, Molly McGrath, Jenny Taft, well you get the idea. Every news update and studio show on the network has a blonde.

Stewart-Binks co-hosts Fox Soccer Daily, airing in the afternoons with Eric Wynalda, Brian McBride and Warren Barton. She also did sideline tonight as Manchester United CRUSHED the L.A. Galaxy 7-0. (Here’s video of all seven United goals)

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Have the Baltimore Ravens improved their offense enough?


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The Baltimore Ravens rode Joe Flacco’s big arm and a strong defense led by Ray Lewis to a magical Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers. That was the 2012-2013 season. The 2013-2014 season was much different.

Gone were future Hall-of-Famers Lewis and Ed Reed. Also gone was Flacco’s favorite target Anquan Boldin. To make matters worse, another one of his other favorite targets, Dennis Pitta, went down with a dislocated hip in training camp. The Ravens failed to make the playoffs, finishing 8-8. Despite a tumultuous offseason where five players were arrested, they are confident they can get back to the top of the AFC North in 2014. [Read more...]

VIDEO: Reggie Wayne shows up at Colts camp in IndyCar


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In the words of fictional Springfield news man Kent Brockman, “this barely qualifies as news.” Still it is amusing to see Reggie Wayne showing up in a race car to Indianapolis Colts training camp in Anderson, Indiana. All he needs to do is somehow employ a cornstalk and a reference to the sitcom “Parks and recreation” and Wayne would hit every single Indy stereotype in just one publicity stunt.

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FIFA agent claims Arturo Vidal will join Man United


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Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer is happening/not happening/might happen. After all there’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup team) and United (England of course!)

Here’s the latest:

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PHOTOS: Man United away shirt unveiled for 2014-15


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Manchester United have officially unveiled their new white away shirt for the 2014-15 season. The kit is designed and manufactured by Nike for the final time. It was recently announced that Adidas paid a record amount for the shirt sponsorship which begins in 2015-16 season. It’s a crazy and I mean crazy amount of money. (£750 million)  This year also sees a change with the Chevrolet sponsor logo, replacing previous sponsor Aon.

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Manchester United predicted starting XI for Rose Bowl friendly


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Manchester United will kick off in a matter of hours at the Rose Bowl, or as I call it heaven on Earth. Seriously, watching the sunset against the San Gabriel Mountains in Pasadena, California, when it’s 80 degrees on New Year’s Day, that’s living right there. That’s the high life. Sure, Louis van Gaal wants to end these U.S. preseason tours, so I guess Man United won’t be going to the United States in the future.

Van Gaal has definitely imposed his will on the club now it seems, which is a good thing…except in this case. Anyway, United take on the L.A. Galaxy of the MLS at the Rose Bowl tonight.

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VIDEO: Danica Patrick great at fashion, not so much at racing


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Danica Patrick was asked what she did during her off week. This past weekend there was there was no Cup, only Nationwide.

“I presented at the ESPY’s on Wednesday night and then went Lake Tahoe to cheer for Ricky (Stenhouse) in the American Century Championship. It was fun to watch him play golf and it was a fun experience,” she answered.

“I’m ready to get back, though, and I think the guys got some much-needed time off and I think we’re ready for the final 17 weeks.”

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Former Bears Coach Dave Wannstedt gets new TV gig


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Dave Wannstedt was the head man with the Chicago Bears from 1993-1998. During his tenure, the Bears went to the playoffs once, and won just one playoff game- a memorable New Year’s Eve 1994 upset at Minnesota led by the “legendary” Steve Walsh.

After a fun-to-watch 1995 Bears team had a winning record, but failed to reach the postseason, he built up expectations in Chicago with a famous “all the pieces are in place” soundbite. But the Bears suffered a losing season and eventually “this place was in pieces.”

Wanny’s way with words winds him up on FOX Sports it was announced today.

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VIDEO: Jameis Winston says he’s learned from his mistakes


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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is many things: winner of the Heisman trophy, leader of the reigning national champions and former center of a sexual assault investigation. (And that’s before his petty larceny of crab legs) Yes, the same Jameis Winston who made waves last summer when he said he didn’t suffer from “Manziel Disease,” has dealt with his own off-the-field incidents and legal problems, a la Manziel. So winning the Heisman isn’t be the only thing Winston and Johnny Manziel have in common.

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Carolina Panthers will have fierce defense, running game in ’14


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The talent is definitely there for the Carolina Panthers on D.

However, it seems that everyone else in the NFC NASCAR division improved, or at least they addressed their weaknesses this offseason. The Panthers tried but got worse. The Atlanta Falcons should leapfrog Carolina this year. And the Saints are a notch or two above both of the teams. That said, I would not be surprised if Carolina was still able to grind out a playoff berth on the strength of their defense and running game.

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Man United Exec Ed Woodward will break transfer record, spend £70m


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Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward is saying that Manchester United has carte blanche; or  “price is not an object,” a “blank check,” “money ain’t a thang.” Speaking in Los Angeles while the team is on their preseason tour in the United States, Woodward said he’s more than willing to break the British transfer record if new manager Louis van Gaal thinks it’s in the best interests of the club.

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Man United vs L.A. Galaxy: Wayne Rooney and Landon Donovan both playing


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It’s just an international friendly, but the biggest star on each side want to participate. Wayne Rooney said he hopes to start the very first game of the Louis van Gaal era as Manchester United begin their preseason at the world famous Rose Bowl to take on the L.A. Galaxy. Landon Donovan, the leading scorer in MLS history and ESPN talking head said that he hopes he gets the chance to take on United.

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