#10 Michigan Football vs #8 Ohio St THE GAME Preview, Prediction

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Back in the summer, who would have guessed that Michigan football would actually be favored over the big, bad Buckeyes. They’re not heavy favorites though and the line could still move a lot between now and kickoff. The spread actually doesn’t matter all that much in THE GAME anyway.

Weird stuff happens in rivalry clashes.

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#6 Notre Dame Football Preview, Prediction vs #9 Stanford


“Never Say Never Again” is to the James Bond franchise what Notre Dame football is to the ACC; really part of it, but technically not so. This is very important, because Baylor and TCU were shut out of the playoff last season, and the Big 12 doesn’t have a conference championship game.

This year, if Notre Dame football finishes 11-1, but ends up behind a couple 12-1 teams in the playoff standings, and those teams played in and or won a conference title game, well you can see where this is going.

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Johnny Manziel comes from old money; affecting his motivation?


The Cleveland Browns are probably done with Quarterback Johnny Manziel, and if so, maybe no other NFL team takes a chance on him. Manziel has gotten better on the field lately, and the Browns did the right thing by promoting him to the starting role recently.

Then look what happened once Manziel assumed the QB1 role- more boozing, more trouble.

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Man United target Sadio Mane ruled off limits by Koeman


It’s been reported that Manchester United are interested in signing Southampton star Sadio Mane.

Saints Boss Ronald Koeman said today that he’s off limits.

“Rumours aren’t important: we will sell nobody,” Koeman told reporters on Thursday. “You can ask again about Sadio, Man United, Chelsea, but we will sell nobody in January.”

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Man United loan James Wilson to Brighton

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Youngster James Wilson will be leaving Old Trafford this season. Yet, in spite of the depleted resources in attack, and the severe issues with trying to score. Today, it was officially announced that he would be loaned to Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion.

Here’s the Tweet from United’s official account.

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Diego Costa, Gary Cahill have uncertain futures at Chelsea


Diego Costa is the biggest name, but he’s not the only one that will be heard as we speed towards the January transfer window. The Guardian claims today that Chelsea will spend the next two weeks deciding whether to bring in a replacement for striker Diego Costa in January.

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MUFC outcast Victor Valdes Tweets desire to be set free

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Former Barcelona and currently banished Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32, was reportedly a target of both Liverpool and Chelsea says a claim citing sources in ESPN FC back in late September.

Valdes will need to find a new team somewhere, as he Tweeted today that he is “fighting to be free.”

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Arjen Robben to Man United and four more transfer rumors


At the halfway point of every season, the January transfer window offers managers the opportunity to bolster their squads. This summer saw numerous big-money signings arrive to the Premier League and so there’s every reason to believe that further high-profile moves will be made at the turn of the year.

Will Chelsea splash out to try and turn their campaign around and re-join the title favourites? Will Arsene Wenger fork out for a forward? Who can bring the goals that the bottom clubs so desperately need?

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Jurgen Klopp continues being Lovable as Liverpool Boss


Jurgen Klopp has been a Beatles like rock star in Liverpool, ever since it was announced that he was on his way to take over the Reds. When Klopp succeeded the sacked Brendan Rodgers, a new era of good feelings came over LFC. The unexpected 4-1 upset of Manchester City this past weekend, a match every bit as one-sided as the score indicates, inspired more positivity as well.

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Tottenham targeting Alexandre Pato as Berahino fallback

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Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato is keen on a move to the English Premier League once the January transfer window opens, sources have told ESPN FC. Earlier in the week, Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a move for Pato, as he would be their plan B should this miss out their first choice again- West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino.

It’s no secret that Mauricio Pochettino is looking to find some striking help to pair with Harry Kane.

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Alexei Lalas rips Manchester United: “Camelot is Truly Dead”

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FOX Commentator Alexei Lalas gave a spirited and brutally honest assessment of what’s happened to Manchester United this season under the Louis Van Gaal philosophy. If Paul Scholes heard this, or hears this, he’ll no doubt be nodding and smiling in agreement.   “Till the end we were not so good anymore, we were afraid to play the ball.”

Today’s UEFA Champions League post game show on FOX concluded with a segment entitled “The Final Touch” where each pundit gives his summary final thought.

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Man United have 53% chance of reaching UCL knockout round


Louis Van Gaal: “Till the end we were not so good anymore, we were afraid to play the ball.”

That’s what the Manchester United Manager said near the beginning of his post game interview. His side drew 0-0, and the result was every bit as boring as it sounds. The second half was so dull that United’s own home fans booed them loudly and boisterously.

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