Manchester City Transfer Talk: Ferran Torres, Houssem Aouar

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Manchester City, along with the rest of global football, are off indefinitely, so instead we’ll have to do some transfer talk. If there’s one thing that can survive a global pandemic, it’s transfer rumors. We start with 21-year-old starlet Houssem Aouar, who is wanted by several big, rich clubs according to The Sun.

The list includes Manchester City, but also Arsenal, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Juventus.

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Liverpool FC Transfer Talk: Torres, Zakaria, Thuram, Aouar

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Liverpool FC, along with the rest of global football, are off indefinitely, so instead we’ll have to do some transfer talk. If there’s one thing that can survive a global pandemic, it’s transfer rumors. We start with a young up-and-comer who could carry a price cost that nears 100 million pounds.

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Chicago Bulls Join Lori Lightfoot Campaign Promoting Social Distance

The coronavirus pandemic has been trying times for everybody, worldwide, but the best thing we can do to get through it is to try and maintain a sense of humor. One of the funniest memes circulating on social media throughout this adverse month is Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and her look of strong disapproval.

Her stern image appears, photo-shopped, in places closed off by this lockdown. Pair this popular trend with Chicago’s obsessiveness with sports, and you have a message that will reach a lot of people. Enter “We Are Not Playing,” a campaign that partners City Hall with Chicago’s professional sports teams in an effort to stop the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Stellar Kentucky Wildcats Guard Duo in NBA Draft to Stay

Within the past 24 hours we’ve seen the top two players, arguably, on the University of Kentucky declare for the NBA Draft in guards Tyrese Maxey and Ashton Hagans. Both backcourt stars are not testing the waters, they’re in the draft to stay.

And you got to like their chances of not just being drafted, but also making it big in the league given the UK track record in this arena. If you look at the basketball betting odds, chances are that you’ll see the favored team with a squad that contains at least a couple former UK Wildcats. In fact, players who were coached by John Calipari in college have earned $2.2 billion in NBA contracts.

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Man United News: Luke Shaw, Andreas Pereira, Wayne Rooney

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The coronavirus pandemic has brought all of world football down for the foreseeable future. The Premier League announced suspension of play until April 30, and at that point they will re-evaluate again. That said, there are still plenty of interesting Manchester United related news and notes to go over.

Let’s take a look at some of the news items trending in cyberspace right now during these very strange days and extremely uncertain times. (For today’s MUFC transfer rumors round-up, go here)

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Man United Transfer Talk: Sanchez, Gomes, Torres, Ighalo

Manchester United, along with the rest of most global football, are off indefinitely, so let’s do some transfer talk instead. If there’s one thing that can survive a global pandemic, it’s transfer rumors. (Today’s MUFC news items round-up can be found here) We begin with the latest on the biggest bust in club transfer history, Alexis Sanchez.

What to do with the mother of expensive flops? His loan deal with Inter Milan is set to expire soon, and his stay didn’t go well. He scored just one goal and registered only three assists during 15 appearances this season. Once again, injuries kept him from playing more often.

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Chelsea FC Transfer Talk: Willian, Robinho, Hakimi

Chelsea FC, along with the rest of most global football, are off indefinitely, so let’s do some transfer talk instead. If there’s one thing that can survive a global pandemic, it’s transfer rumors.

We begin with the latest on the Willian transfer saga. The soon to be out of contract Chelsea winger is wanted by several teams, including both clubs that comprise the north London derby. According to a report from the Daily Star, Tottenham are leading the chase right now.

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Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola Loses Mother to Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has created a world unlike anything we have ever experienced. The situation has become so dire that it’s now on par with the plagues of 1349 and 1918. We’ve all been affected by it, as our daily lives have been turned upside down.

For those of us not personally or individually hit by the pandemic directly, we are the lucky ones. Others are not so fortunate, and that sadly includes Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who tragically lost his mother to COVID-19.

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2020 MLB Mock Draft Version 4-7-20

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We don’t have any actual real sports, anywhere, for the foreseable future, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While playing games again, especially with fans present, is most likely months away, the respective drafts can still go ahead as planned, albeit in a very modified version.

As of now, the first of the four major U.S. sports drafts, the NFL edition, is still on. They’ll have to scale down and do it completely different, so as to adhere to CDC social distancing protocols, but it’s better than nothing. In that spirit, here is the link to our latest NFL mock draft. NBA can be found here, MLB is below and NHL can be found here.

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2020 NHL Mock Draft Version 4-7-20

The 2020 NHL Entry Draft of its kind. The draft was initially scheduled to be held on June 26–27 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. However, on March 25, 2020, the NHL announced that the draft would be postponed due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

When it will be remains to be seen, but until it’s called off, we’ll have a NHL mock draft for you. The mock is below, and it complements our NFL, NBA and MLB mock drafts, which you can view where hyper-linked accordingly. Yes, we did a mock draft for all four major U.S. sports. The order comes via Tankathon.com

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Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: Willian, Issa Diop, Ryan Fraser

Arsenal FC, along with the rest of most global football, are off indefinitely, so let’s do some transfer talk instead. If there’s one thing that can survive a global pandemic, it’s transfer rumors.

We start up with the latest on the Willian transfer saga. The soon to be out of contract Chelsea winger is wanted by several teams, including both clubs that comprise the north London derby. According to a report from the Daily Star, Tottenham are leading the chase right now.

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2020 NFL Mock Draft 4-6-20

The NFL Draft, in a highly altered and very much scaled down form, might be the only sporting event that survives the next couple months. If they can pull it off, and it is very much doable, you could see the MLB, NBA and NHL follow suit. It won’t be actual sports, but hey, it will be something close.

Just this morning, the National Football League announced that the draft will go on, on the planned date, but all fan events are cancelled. So for now, it’s on, but who knows what could change between now and the end of April.  Personally, I think it would be really cool if they went all retro/back to their roots- just a bunch of old dudes in a conference center ball room picking names off of a board.

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