Archives for November 2019

Northwestern Bounces Back, Gets Nice but Ugly Win Over Providence

It’s too bad more fans didn’t show up for what is undoubtedly Northwestern’s marquee home non-conference game this season. Apparently, the upset loss to Merrimac in the season opener deflated what little buzz had existed for NU men’s basketball this season because 7,039 capacity Welsh-Ryan Arena was well more than a majority empty for the Northwestern Wildcats’ 72-63 win over the Providence Friars.

The Gavitt Tipoff games, like the B1G-ACC Challenge, are a series invented by the television networks in an attempt to garner more interest in early season college basketball. In this case it didn’t work, but those in attendance did get to experience the fun and games of an ’80s theme night.

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Nemanja Matic Linked with January Exit from Manchester United

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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has been frozen out by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, having not seen action since October 3rd. Under Jose Mourinho, it was a totally different story, as he was essentially manager Jose Mourinho’s manager on the pitch during the high point of The Special One’s time at Old Trafford.

The £35 million signing from Chelsea in 2017 has seen his status drop way down low on the depth chart, and naturally wants out to a destination where he could get regular first team football. According to The Telegraph, Solskjaer would sanction his exit, provided he can secure a replacement.

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Travel and Field Guide to Notre Dame on Home Football Game Days

On Saturday I’ll be guiding at least two, if not all three of my sisters’ husbands at their first ever Notre Dame home football game. It’s a really good one too, as the #16 Fighting Irish will be taking on #21 Navy. Full game preview and prediction available at this link.

Coincidentally, my very first ND game was also against the Naval Academy, back in 2007. That was a historical game, as it marked the first time that Notre Dame lost to Navy since the Roger Staubach era (1963). The game went to triple overtime, with a final score of 46-44. This ended Notre Dame’s 43, yes 43, game win streak in the series.

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Danny Rose Gets Brutally Honest About His Future at Tottenham Hotspur

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It doesn’t always work to his advantage, but you have to give Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose this- he certainly does not hold back. He’s often notably quotable in what he has to say to the media, and it’s extremely refreshing for reporters and fans.

Rose has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane for some time, and no doubt you’ll see him in the gossip pages once the next silly season arrives in January. Or maybe not, as Rose just pre-emptively blew up all the winter window transfer rumors.

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Liverpool Star Mo Salah to Rest Injured Ankle this International Break

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Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah have a lot in common right now. Both wingers have scored five goals and registered five assists so far this season, across all competitions, the only two Premier League players to do so.

Both are also not playing for their countries this international break; Pulisic for the United States, Salah in regards to Egypt. With the former, he’s fit, but he didn’t get hardly any rest at all this summer, so his R&R is long overdue.

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Man United Midfielder Scott McTominay Withdraws from Scotland


Manchester United midfielder McTominay will officially miss Scotland’s fixtures against Cyprus and Kazakhstan this international break. McTominay, who injured his ankle in United’s win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday, underwent a scan early this week, but the club did not reveal the results of it.

United only said that they hoped to get the Scottish international back in action soon and that they wish him a speedy recovery.

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Chicago Fire Sack Veljko Paunovic, Begin Managerial Search

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The Chicago Fire took another major step in their reboot/revamp/rebuild as they will now be looking for a new manager. According to multiple outlets, Veljko Paunovic has now been sacked. This news is extremely surprising, given how

a.) team General Manager Nelson Rodriguez told all of us at his final media roundtable last month that Pauno would be back and

b.) new Owner Joe Mansueto seemingly gave both Paunovic and Rodriguez a public vote of confidence.

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Illini Football Fans Finally Have Nice Things Again Under Lovie Smith

If you’re an Illini football fan, I don’t need to remind you of history, especially recent history. Ditto for Illini basketball fans. The Mike Thomas-Tim Beckman/Bill Cubit-John Groce era did a number on you. Up until a few weeks ago the Josh Whitman-Lovie Smith-Brad Underwood era gave the previous era a “hold my beer.”

Given that, it’s understandable for an Illini revenue sports fan to think and feel “why can’t we have nice things?” Or perhaps the sentiment is the same as the title to C. Montgomery Burns’ autobiography “Will there ever be a rainbow?” Well, it finally stopped raining! And yes, you can have something nice- a bowl game vacation, most likely in San Francisco (Redbox Bowl) or New York (Pinstripe Bowl).

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#16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs #21 Navy Midshipmen Game Preview

As we enter into the home stretch of the season, who would have thought that Navy might end up being the signature win for the #16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish? The Midshipmen come to town ranked #21 in the nation, and no one that the Irish have beaten this season are still currently ranked in the top 25.

So we’ll see what happens Saturday, and how both teams end up finishing the campaign, but given ND’s remaining schedule, and the fact that Virginia, Virginia Tech and USC are not likely to end the season in the top 25, this might be the Fighting Irish’s biggest resume win; should they emerge victorious on Saturday. It won’t be easy though, as ND will be limited and series and possessions, meaning they’ll need to capitalize almost every time that they have the ball.

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Top Japanese brands that every watch enthusiast should own

There are a lot of watches that must and should be a part of every watch enthusiast’s collection. Watches are not just worn to show off or project an authoritative image but, it also signifies the passion and love towards an article.

However, if you want to call yourselves a watch enthusiast there are certain watches that must be with you and here in this article, we have written specifically about those Japanese watches that would increase your love towards watches even more.

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Get a perfect shelter with pop-up tents

If you are running a business and continuously participate in outdoor events, then pop-up tents are specially made for you. For any promotional campaigns and events, these instant canopies are of great use as an inflatable advertisement. These cost-effective tents are perfect in attracting the attention of viewers towards your products and services. Not only for business people, but they are useful for many other outdoor events. Providing shelter from rain or the hot sun is the primary purpose of outdoor pop-up tents.

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Manchester United News: Lindelof, Smalling, Romero, Martial

Happy international break Manchester United supporters. The Red Devils will be out of action until November 24th, when they’ll resume their Premier League season with a visit to Sheffield United. Then it won’t be long until festive period fixture congestion ensues.

So let’s take a look at what is currently making the internet rounds, in the world of MUFC, on this news day. For the first set of MUFC news items, posted about ten hours ago, go to this link. We’ll start this round-up with a take, from central defender Victor Lindelof.

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