Manchester City at Burton Albion EFL Cup Semifinal: Team News, Injury Report, Match Preview



Manchester City, already up by an eye-popping margin of 9-0 in their EFL Cup semi-final tie against Burton Albion, can treat Wednesday night’s meeting as a glorified friendly if they so desire. Having rolled up a massive advantage in the home leg of this tie, they can do a lot of squad rotation here, give the youngsters some game time and coast into the final, where they will meet the Chelsea-Tottenham Hotspur winner.

However, manager Pep Guardiola has promised to field a strong lineup for the midweek clash, so don’t expect to see a full reserve side out there for City in this one.

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2019 NFL Mock Draft 1-21-19


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It’s 2019 NFL mock draft time! The order is now set, up until the divisional round of the playoffs. Team needs were sometimes, but often not taken into account, as it’s still early for a 2019 mock draft in the purest sense.

A true 2019 NFL mock draft can’t really be composed until after 2019 free agency. Have issues with the picks? Of course you do! Many often bones to pick, so have at it in the comments section. Just try to not be like the others who hurl insults and instead keep it classy and professional. Sure, this disclaimer will go completely ignored, as it always does, but I’ll say it anyway- “THERE IS NO NEED FOR NAME CALLING!”

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Top Priority for New NIU Football Coach Thomas Hammock Must Be Bowl Wins


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Thomas Hammock officially returned to Northern Illinois University after having spent the last five seasons as the running backs coach with the Baltimore Ravens. As a player, Hammock rushed for 2,432 rushing yards in his NIU career (1999-2002), which still ranks 13th all-time in school history. The currently 37-year-old Hammock returned to DeKalb, to serve as running backs coach under Joe Novak during 2005-06.

In Hammock’s first season, future Chicago Bear Garrett Wolfe rushed for 1,580 yards and 16 touchdowns in just nine games as NIU won the MAC West Division and appeared in the MAC Championship Game for the first time. The next season, Wolfe rushed for an national high 1,928 yards as the Huskies reached the Poinsettia Bowl.

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AC Milan Boss Accepting of Gonzalo Higuain Likely Leaving for Chelsea


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There was a lot of buzz this weekend about Juventus (currently on loan with AC Milan) striker Gonzalo Higuain finalizing his transfer to Chelsea. Friday brought news of the 31-year-old heading to London to undergo his medical with the Blues and put the finishing touches on the transaction.

Well, it’s Monday and we’re still not at photos-displaying-a-jersey-and-holding-a-pen-over-a-contract time yet. According to AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso, the deal still isn’t done and the situation is providing a massive hindrance to his team. Gattuso dropped Higuain from his side that will take on Genoa today.

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Dele Alli Injury “doesn’t look great” says Mauricio Pochettino


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Last weekend Tottenham Hotspur lost the player they could least afford to lose to injury in striker Harry Kane. This weekend Spurs lost the currently active player they could least afford to lose in attacking midfielder Dele Alli. A bit if a rough patch could be ahead for the north London side.

Kane is out for approximately two months due to ankle ligament damage. As for Alli, well Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was less than optimistic, and it seems like his hamstring issues have returned. “We need to assess ( Dele Alli ) in the next few days. It doesn’t look great,” Pochettino said.

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Tips for Picking the Best Vape Juices If You Are A Sportsman


By Bill Burke

Vaping has become popular nowadays. It can be overwhelming when you are doing it for the first time. There are so many brands of vape juices in the market. This makes hard to know which one is the best for you. If you want to upgrade the quality of vape you take, you can depend on this article to help you out. If you are a sportsman, you need to ensure that you are only vaping on high-quality products. You will learn how to get high-quality vape and at an affordable price.

1. The Amount of Nicotine

E-cigarettes have a different level of nicotine when compared to normal cigarettes. You should consider the level of nicotine intake and the type of smoker you are. A light smoker, average or a heavy smoker. This will guide you in determining the amount of nicotine you want in your liquid. However, as a sports person, you need to take nicotine in low amounts. Less than 6mg. Too much intake of nicotine might have adverse effects on your performance.

2. The Flavor

You need to consider the flavor of your vape juice. What you may like, is not what everyone might like. Other than the level of nicotine, you must pick the flavor you like. If might not like the vaping experience if you choose a horrible flavor. If you are trying to stop smoking, a good flavor is very instrumental. Vape juices come in numerous flavors and forms. For instance, they come in fruits, foods, desserts, tobacco blends, beer, wine, and cocktails.

3. Consider the Base Solutions

There are two major e-juices base solutions that affect the flavor, quality and the taste of the liquid. These two base solutions are the propylene Glycerol (PG) or Vegetable Glycerol (VG). It can be the two of them together. In most cases, you will a find a mixture of both base solutions in the ratio of PG 40% and 60% VG. If you are looking for something mild if you are actively involved in sports, you should consider PG base solutions. They have a weaker vapor but are rich in flavors. VG has more vapor clouds, but the flavors are not very pronounced. As a sportsman, choose the less concentrated e-juices.

4. The Price

After you have determined the flavor, the base solutions and the amount of nicotine, the next thing you should highly consider is the price. Shop around before settling. Also, consider the for the juices. This is because you may get two high-quality products but differing in price. The prices should not be too high or too low. Go with the product with an affordable and reasonable price.

5. Test the Vape

If you are physically purchasing the vape, you should test it out. Test all the flavors that you are interested in. this might be challenging, especially if you are a starter. Most sellers will help you test the products before buying them. Ensure that you have the right tools for vaping. The vape tools will influence how good your vapor will taste.

These tips will help pick the right vape for you. Especially if you are new to this or you need a guide as a sportsman. If you follow these tips you will have a great vaping experience as well as your sports activities.

How to Combine Sports and Vaping



By Jason Verduzco

Vaping has taken the world by storm. Most people are switching to vaping from using conventional cigarettes. Well, it is true that vaping is more advantageous than smoking. There are numerous benefits that are associated with Vaping. The question here is, does vaping affect an athlete in any way? Still, there are people who feel that smoking and vaping is the same. The only difference is the method of taking it into your body.

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Fernando Llorente, Harry Kane’s Replacement, Becomes Social Media Punchline


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Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente faced a massive task today- try and fill the shoes of all world striker and talisman Harry Kane. It did not go well, as he opened the scoring in the fixture against Fulham, by scoring FOR the opponent in the 17′.

Dele Alli would equalize for Spurs in the second half, and Harry Winks scored the game winner three minutes into extra time, saving the day for Llorente. A loss to the penultimate side in the table would have been a complete disaster for Spurs, and a draw would have been essentially on par with a loss in this instance.

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Anthony Martial Reportedly Set to Sign New Contract Extension at Man United



Over the course of this season, Manchester United winger Anthony Martial has done a u-turn on his club future. TF1 claim, via Get French Football News that United will make a major announcement in the next few days, and that that announcement is a new contract extension for Martial.

French media outlet RMC reported that Martial has agreed upon a new five-year-deal which keeps him at Old Trafford until 2024, and that there are just a few minor details left for his agent Philippe Lamboley to iron out with the club. Also, the BBC’s Simon Stone claims that United are “edging closer” to locking down Martial long term.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Challenges United to Achieve Fergie Level Winning Streak


It’s been well documented that Manchester United have not been the same since since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has inspired new hope that the golden age could be returning soon. Since the Norwegian took over on an interim basis, the club has won seven straight games across all competitions.

Two more victories and the Red Devils will pull level with the nine game winning streak achieved under Jose Mourinho during his so-called “plastic treble” (EFL Cup, Europa League, Community Shield) season of 2016-17.  That nine game winning streak is the longest one that United have enjoyed since the title season of ’13, but Solskjaer has challenged his team surpass it.

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Marcus Rashford Arguably Top Premier League Striker Says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


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Perhaps no one single Manchester United player embodies the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turnaround as much as Marcus Rashford. The Red Devils have now won all seven matches across all competitions (six in the Premier League) since Solskjaer took over for the sacked Jose Mourinho, and they now find themselves just three points off the pace of the top four.

Rashford scored the game winning goal (and it was indeed a beauty, see the footage of it here) on Saturday against Brighton, giving him seven strikes in his last 10 games.

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Maurizio Sarri Blasts Chelsea Players in Scathing Postgame Rant


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When Gonzalo Higuain does arrive at Chelsea, he’ll be a major boost for sure, but one can’t expect him to be the club’s savior. The Blues have some major issues to resolve, in all position groups, and no one single player can come in and fix all that is broken right now.

Beyond that Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri sees severe problems with his own team’s motivation, as he ranted about this topic after his side lost a crunch clash at Arsenal 2-0 on Saturday. Sarri said he wanted to begin his postgame media session with a message to his players, and he wanted to do it in his native tongue of Italian, so that the message was perfectly clear.

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