Archives for April 2018

Marouane Fellaini Wants Multi-Year Extension to Stay at MUFC

Up until very recently, Marouane Fellaini had looked set to leave Manchester United at the end of the year when his contract expires. United risked losing him on a free transfer, with rival clubs in the Premier League, as well as Italy and Turkey, potentially looking to sign the 30-year-old.

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As eSports Takes Off, eSports Media Coverage Also Booming

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eSports are taking off like a rocket ship, and with it so are ancillary gaming industry businesses. These action packed eSports encounters have a high spectator value and drive a huge amount of curious fans and gamers from all around the world to watch the events unfold.

 We’re talking about millions of eSports interested fans. This activity is a gold mine for advertisers who are willing to buy prime estate for ads in order to get the right exposure to their brands. Thus, a whole lot of money is pouring into this field. 

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Babe Ruth Called Shot Home Run at Wrigley Field Bat Up for Sale

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It’s one of the most debated moments in baseball and Wrigley Field history – Babe Ruth’s “called shot” home run off Charlie Root in the 1932 World Series. Now you can own a piece of national past time history as the bat Ruth used for that legendary homer is now up for auction. What do you get the New York Yankees, or even Chicago Cubs, or general baseball fan that has everything?

Well, if you’re looking to gift something like this, then you are obviously a 1%er. The current bid, with five days to go at Robert Edward Auction, is $60,000. It opened at $25,000 and could easily go for over $250,000.

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Former Chelsea, Liverpool Striker Fernando Torres Linked to Chicago Fire

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There has been speculation for some time that Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres could be on his way to the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. Earlier this month, the MLS’ official website published a story on the Fire being interested in signing Torres, as they own his internal league rights, if the former Chelsea and Liverpool man decided he wanted to cross the pond this summer.

Fernando Torres himself, 34, has confirmed his plans to leave Atletico, and his agent says that many international options (China, USA, the Middle East) are all on the table. Torres broke the Liverpool transfer fee mark when he joined in 2007, as well as the Chelsea record when he switched to Stamford Bridge in 2011. That transfer also set the record for the most expensive Spanish player of all time.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs AS Roma (UCL Semifinals)

Liverpool FC are well aware of what AS Roma can do at home in the UEFA Champions League, with the Serie A side having just overcome a three goal deficit at the Stadio Olympico in the quarterfinals against Barcelona. Thus, they will keep the heat on in the away leg of the semifinal tie on Wednesday night, despite the 5-2 advantage that the Reds bring into this match.

Or at least that’s what LFC defender Joe Gomez maintains, as he says that his side will embody the idea of the best defense being a strong offense.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain Suffers Knee Ligament Damage; Ruled Out for World Cup

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Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had a scary moment last week in Liverpool’s 5-2 Champions League victory over AS Roma. The Ox was involved in a challenge with Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov, and the end result saw the Englishman undergo a very lengthy treatment on the pitch before being stretchered off.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said the former Arsenal man has a “really bad injury” that “doesn’t look good.” It is indeed really bad- a knee ligament injury that will not only end his season with Liverpool, but also keep him out of the World Cup in Russia this June. If the England national team was part of your FIFA World Cup betting plans, then you might want to take heed of this development. Three Lions now have an absence in midfield to account and adjust for.

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Liverpool vs AS Roma Injury Report: Oxlade-Chamberlain, Strootman, Perotti

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In the lead-up to Wednesday night’s away leg of their UEFA Champions League tie with AS Roma, Liverpool FC defender Joe Gomez says his team will continue being positive in attack. He told the media that his side will embody the belief that the best defense is a strong offense.

Liverpool head into this match up 5-2 from the first leg, and overall very healthy. The only fresh injury concern is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who got hurt and had to be stretchered off during the Anfield leg. He suffered ligament damage and he’s unfortunately out for the season, and longer, as he will even miss out on playing for England in the World Cup.

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Liverpool Will Stay Aggressive at AS Roma, Says Defender Joe Gomez

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Despite the fact that they hold a very comfortable lead, Liverpool will not hold back in the road leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final tie with AS Roma, says the Reds’ Joe Gomez. The Liverpool defender boasts that his side will not be content to sit back and play pragmatic, despite their current +3 goal advantage on aggregate.

The Anfield outfit are well aware of what Roma can do at home in the Champions League, having just seen the Italian side overcome a three goal deficit at the Stadio Olympico in the quarterfinals against Barcelona. Gomez told the media what must be done in order to stop history from repeating:

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Liverpool Star Emre Can Finally Reaches Agreement to Join Juventus

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Liverpool holding midfielder Emre Can was acquired during the Brendan Rodgers regime from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014. Since moving to Anfield as a 20-year-old, Can has developed very nicely under Jurgen Klopp, providing occasional scoring, in addition to his reliability and tactical awareness.

The next step for the German international will reportedly be in Italy, with Juventus, as Gazzetta Dello Sport claims Can has agreed to join the Serie A juggernaut on a five year deal. 

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Liverpool Star Roberto Firmino Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension

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Liverpool have locked up one member of their “fab three” for a very long time, as the club announced a new long term extension for Roberto Firmino on Sunday. The Brazilian forward, who has 27 goals across all competitions this season, will be under contract until 2023.

Firmino has combined with PFA Player of the Year Mo Salah and winger Sadio Mane to form an extremely impressive attacking trio that has led the Reds to a top four slot and the brink of a Champions League final berth. He’s scored 50 times in 140 appearances in Liverpool shirt.

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Arsenal vs Man United News and Notes: Wenger, Sir Alex, Mkhitaryan

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Arsenal winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan became the first player to score both for and against Manchester United in the same Premier League season, with a 51′ equalizer this afternoon. The Armenian, who switched teams as part of a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window, now has as many goals at Old Trafford this season as a member of the Gunners as he had with the Red Devils this season.

Here is the video footage of the Mkhitaryan goal:

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Man United vs Arsenal News: Xhaka, Pogba, Sanchez, Mavropanos

The halftime score in this weekend’s blockbuster Premier League fixture is Manchester United 1, Arsenal 0. The lone score came in the 16th minute as Alexis Sanchez’s header bounced off the post and Paul Pogba was perfectly placed to convert from very close range.

Pogba now has three goals and three assists in games against the big six this season. (go here for volume two of our Arsenal-United news and notes)

Here’s the footage of the goal below:

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