Archives for January 2019

Man United vs Brighton Injury Report: Sanchez, Smalling, Rojo, Bernardo, Izquierdo

When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over Manchester United on an interim basis, they were eight points behind Arsenal. Now having won all six of the Premier League contests that he has been in charge, United is level with the Gunners on points and just two behind in goal differential.

Arsenal are six points behind Chelsea for the final UCL qualification slot, and with the two London sides clashing this weekend, a golden opportunity to make up ground presents itself when United host 13th place Brighton & Hove Albion. Let’s take a look at the availability and fitness situation for both sides.

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Crossroads El Clasico: Indiana Hoosiers vs Purdue Boilermakers Series History

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(Editor’s note: re-posting this and updating it from 2017 and 2018, in honor of the Purdue Boilermakers hosting the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, the first of the two meetings between the two teams this season)

While there is no rivalry in B1G basketball as high stakes and as passionate as El Clasico (the name of the series between Real Madrid and Barcelona), the Purdue Boilermakers (11-6, 4-2) and #25 Indiana Hoosiers (12-5, 3-3) rivalry often comes close. Typically, the two teams are more than just regionally relevant, but nationally as well. In a given year, we often see at least one of the two teams influencing the NCAA Championship odds here as we head towards the final stretch run of the regular season.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace FC

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For Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, the main issue to resolve in with his starting line-up is at the right back position. With starter Trent Alexander-Arnold now on the shelf for a month, possibly a month and a half, there is no designated right back fit and available on the current roster.

Joe Gomez is still sidelined due to a lower leg fracture that he has sustained last month. However, midfielder James Milner has already seen time at the position this season, and we’re suggesting he’ll be the first team choice on Saturday at home versus Crystal Palace.

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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Injury Report: Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Benteke

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Yesterday brought news that Liverpool have suffered yet another major injury blow to the position group where they can ill afford it- the back line. The defender injury crisis deepened as first team right back Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered severe knee ligament damage during the Reds 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion this past Saturday.

TAA will be out at least a month, maybe more. The Liverpool Echo reports that no surgery will be required but Alexander-Arnold is definitely out for Saturday’s home Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace, and also upcoming matches against Leicester City, West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth. He’s not the only one on the shelf for this weekend’s match. Let’s take a look at who else won’t be able to feature when the Eagles come to Anfield Road.

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Contract Extension Seeking David de Gea Tops Individual Player Power Rankings

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The agent of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is playing the situation right- strike while the iron is hot. De Gea is arguably the world’s best goalkeeper, and this past weekend you saw the perfect illustration of evidence to back up that argument. De Gea had 11 saves, all in the second half, of United’s 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur.

He single-handedly saved the Red Devils with his man of the match performance, a game that saw the Spaniard set a new 2018-19 season high for single game saves by a Premier League keeper.

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Northwestern Wildcats Basketball Season Resume/Postseason Profile

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While there are still 14 games left in the season, the clock is very much ticking loudly for the Northwestern Wildcats. Right now, they’re projected to be in the dreaded Wednesday slate/opening day of the Big Ten Tournament and you know what that means- you have to win the whole conference tourney in order to get into The Big Dance.

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Chicago Cubs Badly Misreading the Room Part 2: Addison Russell

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This upcoming weekend brings Cubs Convention, an annual rite of passage that markets itself as a warm, feel-good celebration of all things baseball in the midst of the cold winter sports dead zone. What the event truly is, when you actually examine it, is a three day long native advertisement for Cubs tickets to the upcoming season.

A native advertisement that costs $125 to get into by the way. Typically, Cubs Con is a chance for more upbeat and positive stories to be produced en masse, but that is certainly not the tone this January. The Cubs fan base is currently pretty upset with the club for two major reasons.

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Tottenham to be without Harry Kane Until March Due to Ankle Injury


It took a couple days until the injured ankle belonging to Tottenham Hotspur striker and talisman Harry Kane was able to be scanned. It wasn’t until after the swelling subsided that a true, full assessment of the joint could be done, and once it was the club’s worst fears came true- Kane will be out of commission for about a month and a half due to severe ligament damage.

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Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Talk: Malcolm, Christian Eriksen


It’s January and that means it’s time to talk transfer rumors. Tottenham Hotspur have become notorious for inactivity in the past year or so, but every has changed now given the Harry Kane situation. Now that Tottenham have officially confirmed that their talisman and franchise player will be out until March due to severe ankle ligament damage.

Spurs now face an uphill climb to hold on to a top four position, and their odds of winning one of the cup competitions they are still alive in are now much longer. What will they do to try and beef up the squad?

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Why You Should Be Betting On Sports Online

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By Bill Burke

Have you ever thought about gambling on sports? In all likelihood, the answer is yes. Just remember that gambling on sports can be very dangerous. The good news is that there are many ways to swing things into your favor. This is why a lot of people have made the switch over to online betting. It offers them quick and easy access to the tools and knowledge needed to make a more informed decision. Below, you’re going to learn more about the reasons that you should be betting on sports online.

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Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush on Why He’s Off Social Media

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Editor’s note: re-running this today, in the wake of the news that Brandon Wimbush has officially transferred to Central Florida, and will play his final season of college football at UCF.

The adverse effects of social media are being further studied everyday. As the alarming results of these findings continue to gain more publicity, social media usage has started to stagnate. Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter have stopped growing. Only Instagram is maintaining steady growth right now.

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Man United News and Transfer Talk: De Gea, Fellaini, Under, FA Cup Tickets

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When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer assumed managerial duties at Manchester United last month, the team was eight points behind Arsenal in the Premier League table. Today, they’re level on points with the Gunners sitting fifth and United sixth due to a +2 advantage in goal differential.

The two sides will meet in a different competition, the FA Cup, a week from Friday. The fourth round clash is in the news today as United supporters are irate over a decision announced by the north London club on Tuesday.

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