2019 NFL Mock Draft 11-13-18

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It’s 2019 NFL mock draft time! The order is based on how teams have performed up until this point in this season, and what is expected of them the rest of the campaign. For more on the race to the bottom, for the #1 overall pick, go to this link.

Team needs were sometimes, but mostly, not taken into account, as it’s still early for a 2019 mock draft in the purest sense. Have issues with the mock draft picks? Of course you do!

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Daniel Sturridge Responds to FA Charges of Alleged Betting Rules Breach

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Daniel Sturridge has been officially charged by the Football Association over an alleged breach of betting rules. Sturridge has until to 6pm tomorrow to make an official response to the charges, which could lead to a fine and/or suspension. The Liverpool striker is being charged with misconduct over behavior in January of 2018, when he left to join West Bromwich Albion on loan. The misconduct in question allegedly violated the FA’s betting rules.

The English international has made a public statement on the matter, via a Liverpool Football Club spokesperson. Daniel Sturridge maintains that he has never wagered on football.

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Roman Abramovich, Bob Kraft in Talks for Chelsea-Revolution Match Combating Antisemitism

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Say what you want about Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, as they are two extremely rich, prodigiously powerful and extremely polarizing men, but they are on the right side of history with this initiative.

As part of Chelsea’s aggressive antisemitism initiative, the west London club is in talks with Major League Soccer club New England Revolution, another team owned by Robert Kraft, to stage a friendly where the proceeds raised will go towards fighting antisemitism.

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Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba Withdrawn from France Squad Due to Injuries

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According to an announcement from the France Football Federation, a pair of Manchester United stars, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba, have withdrawn from the France national team camp due to injury. The pair have now been ruled out of action for the world champions, in their matches against Netherlands and Uruguay this international break.

News of the former was not surprising, as he missed United’s 3-1 Manchester Derby defeat at the hands of City. Pogba missed training on Friday, and showed up to the derby wearing a suit. United didn’t disclose any information on his injury, but France team doctors have.

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Raheem Sterling Showboating Enrages Juan Mata and Pep Guardiola

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Before the Manchester Derby, City forward Raheem Sterling was praised extensively by his manager Pep Guardiola. Friday bright the announcement of the England international inking a new long term contract extension with the club, and Guardiola defending his polarizing player against all the different types of criticism that has been leveled against the winger over the course of his career.

So what does Sterling go out on do on Sunday? Pointlessly showboat towards the end of a hyped up derby match where emotions were already running high. Manchester City beat Manchester United very handily today, with the 3-1 score not quite doing justice to the one-sidedness of the affair.

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Jose Mourinho Makes Bizarre Claims About Fellaini, Excuses for Derby Defeat

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Manchester City absolutely dominated crosstown rivals United in the Manchester Derby today, spotlighting the big gap that currently exists between the two clubs right now. After the 3-1 loss, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho made a bunch of excuses for his side’s no show on Sunday, with mental and physical fatigue right at the top of the list.

He also scapegoated the fixture schedule and said that City were at an advantage because they had won their previous matches by such a lopsided margin and were thus at ease.

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Northern Illinois Football Game Preview: Mallory Cup vs Miami (Ohio)

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Northern Illinois football can clinch the MAC West title with a victory in either of their last two games: Wednesday night against Miami of Ohio, or the following Tuesday November 20th at Western Michigan. After winning the division six years straight, 2010-2015, NIU was an also-ran in the division the past two seasons.

Now they are on the precipice of returning to the Mid-American Conference championship game in Detroit, and with it reclaiming their position as the gold standard for #MACtion excellence in the 2010s. The Huskies have won the conference title three times this decade (2011, 2012, 2014) and will almost certainly meet Buffalo in the conference title game.

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Arsenal FC Lose Momentum Heading into Break, Draw with Wolves

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Overall, in the big picture, what Unai Emery has done so far this season at Arsenal FC is astounding. Certainly a rebuilding project to say the least, Emery has the Gunners in the thick of the top four race, and briefly looked like Premier League title contenders. In October, Arsenal FC saw their winning streak snapped, just three games shy of the club record.

However, Sunday saw the Gunners falling behind at home to the newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers, and needing a very late goal from Henrikh Mkhitaryan to salvage a point from the affair. That makes three consecutive draws in league play for the Gunners, who are now eight points adrift of first place Manchester City.

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Maurizio Sarri Sets Premier League Record, but Chelsea Frustrated by Everton Draw

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has set a new standard for new Premier League managers, but he did so in a game that was especially frustrating and very disappointing for the Blues.

Everton battled Chelsea to a goalless draw at home, and thus the west London side’s unbeaten streak to start the season is now up to 12. That surpasses Frank Clark’s record for the longest Premier League unbeaten run of a new manager, but the 28 points they have acquired in the first dozen matches is still not good enough to top the table.

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Manchester Derby News: Sterling, Pogba, Silva, Mourinho, Shaw, Raiola

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Another boring, tedious international break will soon be here (well, the Wayne Rooney Foundation International is an interesting story line), but before it arrives we still have a blockbuster of a Manchester Derby. At halftime, Manchester City are up 1-0 on Manchester United, thanks to a 12′ goal from David Silva.

Here are some of the news and notes surrounding the headliner fixture of this Premier League weekend.

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Jurgen Klopp Admits Liverpool were Lucky, but Feels Win Was Deserved

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Liverpool went atop of the Premier League, momentarily, following a 2-0 win over absolute bottom of the table Fulham. A big reason for their victory today was the referee ruling a Fulham goal offside, a call that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp acknowledges as a bit of good fortune.

Klopp also essentially said the good luck was owed to them, due to a scoring call that didn’t go their way against Arsenal last weekend. Ah, the football gods taketh away, and then the football gods giveth in this case. Reds winger Mohamed Salah scored 13 seconds after Fulham’s goal was disallowed, and Xherdan Shaqiri would provided the Reds second scoring strike.

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Notre Dame Obliterates Florida St. Days After “Game of the Century” 25th Anniversary

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This past Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of arguably the most meaningful game in Notre Dame Stadium history, and it was against the very same opponents that the currently #3 Fighting Irish faced that evening: the Florida State Seminoles.

In terms of modern college football, it was probably the most impactful regular season contest you’ll ever see: #1 9-0 Florida State lost to  9-0 Notre Dame, 31-24, in what was billed “The Game of the Century.” It was one of those rare contests that actually lived up to the hype too; that’s how memorable is was. Tonight’s affair between Florida State and Notre Dame in South Bend? Eh, not so much.

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