Julian Love Improves 40 Time, Augments NFL Draft Stock at Notre Dame Pro Day

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When it comes to the NFL Draft stock of Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love, his body of work on the field speaks for itself. The Jim Thorpe award finalist was, many would argue, the best cover corner in college football this past season. 

You can see that in just how much the trajectory of the Cotton Bowl semifinal against Clemson changed when he left the game due to injury. 

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Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery: NFL Draft Stock Not Affected by Injury, Surgery

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All 32 NFL teams were represented at Notre Dame Pro Day yesterday with interior defensive lineman Jerry Tillery not able to physically participate in drills as he continued his recovery from surgery to repair the torn labrum he suffered early this season.

Once Notre Dame Pro Day activities were completed, Tillery met with the media where he made it clear that he’s “feeling amazing” two weeks after the procedure, and that his shoulder status is currently “outstanding.” During the week heading into the NFL Scouting Combine it was revealed that Tillery suffered the tear back in September, in a home win over Stanford.

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Should Athletes Be Allowed to Protest?

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In February, eight basketball players from the University of Mississippi knelt during the national anthem in order to protest two confederate sympathizer groups who had gathered on their college campus. The hate groups’ rallies were formed in support of a sculpture of a confederate soldier on the school’s campus. Regardless, the Ole Miss players’ silent protest stirred up some controversy around the sports media world.

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Jadon Sancho as Man United’s Top Summer Transfer Target Would Have Ripple Effects

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It’s been long reported, by multiple outlets in England that Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is Manchester United’s top transfer target this summer. This narrative is back front and center in the news again this week we’re on international break, and there are fewer topics of interest to discuss right now. 

Thus, summer transfer rumors take center stage and there are plenty to discuss with a Sancho move posing the potential to set off multiple ripple effects.

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2020 NFL Mock Draft 3-22-19

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We have 2020 vision, NFL Draft style, for the first time, right here, right now. It’s our first ever 2020 NFL mock draft, and the order, for now was simply replicated from 2019. Team needs, nor the 2019 NFL mock draft (which you can view over at this link), were taken into account.

As we have a whole draft, and two rounds of free agency to go through, it’s just too early to factor in team needs. Obviously this will be modified and reworked hundreds, if not thousands of times between now and 2020 NFL Draft day. Enjoy!

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Manchester City Reportedly Close on £80m Saul Niguez Deal

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Manchester City are already stacked in the midfield, but they are looking to beef up the position nonetheless. This could be more out of need, not just out of luxury with a long-term replacement for the 34-year-old Fernandinho now being identified. 

That target is Atletico Madrid man Saul Niguez, 24, with the Daily Mirror reporting that the Spaniard: “has a staggering £130m buy-out clause in Madrid but it is believed the two parties can strike a deal for a fee in the region of £80 million.”

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Chelsea Winger Callum Hudson-Odoi Drawing Interest From Borussia Dortmund

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After multiple attempts to sign Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in the past two transfer windows, German giants Bayern Munich will be back after him again this summer. Complicating matters, this time they will see competition from Borussia Dortmund, according to The Telegraph.

Yes, it appears we could see a summer transfer window Der Klassikar battle for the young English international who still isn’t finding a regular place in the team at Stamford Bridge. With Christian Pulisic already Chelsea bound this summer, it doesn’t appear that CHO’s playing time situation will improve at all.

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Paul Pogba Wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Get United Job Full Time

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Paul Pogba has now joined the ranks of Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and other Manchester United players that believe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be appointed full-time manager at the end of the season. As it stands right now, all signs seem to point to Solskjaer having the interim label removed from his job title, but if/when it happens it won’t be until season’s completion.

Although United headed into the break on a two game skid, he’s done a phenomenal job since he took over in mid December, and that’s reflected in his record. Conventional wisdom right now says he’s the only true candidate for the gig.

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Michigan State or Michigan: Who Has a Better Final Four Shot?

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Asked to give his initial thoughts on drawing #15 seed Bradley in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo was surprisingly defensive.

“I don’t have any thoughts on that. I guess the only thoughts I have is I’ve been-1-seed and been a 7-seed. Got to a Final Four as a 7 and got beat the first weekend as the 1,” he responded in a tone that was less jovial than expected from a coach who had just won the Big Ten Tournament title.

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Man United News and Transfer Talk: Ryan Giggs, Jose Mourinho, Gareth Bale

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As it’s the last international break of the season, United are currently off until March 30. We don’t have a game to talk about for awhile, but there is still plenty of news as many key club figures, past and present, are colorfully opining on all sorts of topics right now.

Let’s take a spin through the inter webs and see what’s buzzing in Manchester United cyberspace right now.

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Ryan Giggs Fires Back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Class of ’92 Digs

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Worldwide, the Manchester United online community is buzzing about what Zlatan Ibrahimovic had to say in a wide-ranging exclusive with the Daily Mirror.

In the interview, Ibrahimovic slammed the Class of ’92 for their consistent criticisms of the current club status quo, said United should build around Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba going forward, and that fixating on the club’s golden era, when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, is inhibiting their progress. One member of the Class of ’92, Ryan Giggs, has returned fire on Zlatan.

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Man United News and Transfer Talk: Ibrahimovic, Manolas, Pochettino, Sir Alex

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It’s the last international break of the season, so there are no matches of real note to discuss right now. However, there’s still plenty of news out there, so let’s take a spin through the inter webs and see what’s buzzing in Man United cyberspace.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave a special, wide-ranging exclusive to the Daily Mirror, and what he had to say is sending reverberations in football communities world wide. Ibrahimovic says Old Trafford should build around Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba going forward, and that the obsession with the club’s golden age, the Sir Alex Ferguson era, is holding them back.

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