Chelsea rule Loic Remy out of match vs Man United


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First we learned that Diego Costa will not play versus Manchester United. (more on that here).  Now Loic Remy. However, don’t be surprised if the status on the former changes a couple more times between now and kickoff. I wouldn’t be shocked if he played. As for Loic Remy though, it appears that he is confirmed as out.

From the Mirror Football:

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David de Gea says he’s happy at MUFC, dismisses Real Madrid rumors


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David de Gea has dismissed talk that he would leave Manchester United for Real Madrid. He said in an interview that he’s happy at Old Trafford, and that the narratives claiming he would bolt for Los Blancos are “just rumors.”

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Predicted Manchester United starting XI vs Chelsea


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With the huge match with Chelsea just a couple days away now, it’s time to create your own predicted Manchester United Starting XI. And evaluate the others that have been projected already. Angel Di Maria will supposedly be fit and available for this match (more on this) Diego Costa and Loic Remy will both supposedly not be available for Chelsea (more on Costa here).  More on Remy at this link.

However, don’t be surprised if that status, at least for one of them, doesn’t change a few more times between now and kickoff.

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Lakers will be without Steve Nash for entire ’14-’15 season


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It keeps getting worse for the Los Angeles Lakers. Can you say Ronnie Price starting point guard? Yes, the third string player at the one from last year. As we’ve chronicled, Kobe Bryant isn’t going to have much in the way of a supporting cast. And now the Steve Nash news.

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Man United vs Chelsea TV info


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As was revealed earlier, Chelsea superstar Diego Costa won’t be available for this epic clash. Deportes Telemundo presents the most exciting ninth week matchup in Premier League as undisputed heavyweight Chelsea visits Manchester United this Sunday, October 26 live at 11:55AM/10:55C/8:55PT. Sammy Sadovnik’s vast sports casting experience and former Mexican player Manuel Sol’s in-depth familiarity with English soccer will be on ample display in their analysis of this game.

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VIDEO: Tottenham’s Erik Lamela scores goal of THE YEAR


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Ahhhh, the Europa League, everyone’s favorite European tournament. Kidding of course. As much as we all make fun of this B Team tournament, today’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and Tripoli FC gave us what could be the best goal of year thus far. It comes from Spurs Erik Lamela.

The 22-year-old Argentine wrapped his left leg around his right and curled the ball into the right-hand corner from the edge of the box, in an early contender for goal of the season. Have a look see below:

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L.A. Lakers have poor supporting cast for Kobe this season


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The L.A. Lakers will likely struggle through another long season. They are built around one very big, very expensive piece. And that piece is aging and coming off dealing with injury issues. Obviously the health and well-being of Kobe Bryant is concern number one for L.A. Lakers fans, but there are plenty of other issues to be resolved as we head to the start of the 2014-15 NBA season.

Last year was the Lakers’ worst in quite some time. It’s difficult to find logic and reasoning to believe this year will be that much better.

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Victor Valdes turns down deal with Man United


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As reported earlier, Manchester United offered former Barcelona goalkeeper Víctor Valdes the opportunity to complete his rehabilitation at Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal has given the free agent, who won six La Liga titles, an opportunity to train with the club. Victor Valdes had been linked with a move to Liverpool previously, but then it was reported that the Reds lost interest.

Then came the next rumor.

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AAC Basketball Preview: #3 Memphis Tigers


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12, Big 12, and SEC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look AAC.

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Chelsea star Diego Costa to miss Manchester United game


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Chelsea with be without their top weapon Diego Costa when they visit Manchester United on Sunday (TV info here). Costa was the Premier League’s leading scorer up until this past weekend, when he missed a match due to a hamstring injury that he suffered on international duty with Spain. That’s not what is keeping him away from the visit to Old Trafford though.

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Man United news and notes: Valdes, Van Persie, Sir Alex


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Time for the first of our two Man United news and notes collections today. So let’s dive right in.

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Bears OL Kyle Long did right by retracting “booing” comments


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Kyle Long, the Bears unofficial Director of Fan Behavior, made the correct call by taking back his “booing” is “unacceptable” remarks.

Jeez, so Brandon Marshall called a few players out after the Bears rolled over and played dead Sunday versus the dangerous Miami Dolphins. Some local media guys are dumb enough to think this means that Marc Trestman “has lost the ballclub.” That’s nuts, beyond nuts.

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