Is the name Redskins Offensive? First Consider the Source

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(re-post from November 2013, as the Redskins potentially changing their team name controversy heats up again)

During halftime of the Cowboys-Redskins game, NBC Analyst and Broadcaster Bob Costas offered his candid view of the nickname controversy.

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Liverpool FC Team News vs Brighton: Robertson, Milner, Lovren

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Liverpool FC are now on a quest to join 2018-19 Manchester City, and become just the second Premier League side to hit the century mark in season points. They just need 11 more out of the 15 possible remaining, and they’ll get there. Manager Jurgen Klopp says he’s not interested in breaking records, but c’mon, you know how competitive both he and his team really is.

If they win four more times, they’ll set the new benchmark for season points. Up next is a trip to the Amex Stadium, where they’ll face lower table Brighont & Hove Albion. The odds are definitely with the Reds on this one.

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Chelsea FC Debuting New ’20-’21 Sky Blue Road Kit (Photos)

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Last week, when Chelsea debuted their new home blue kit, emblazoned with the number 3 on the front, the product rollout didn’t go so well. Regardless of what you think of that shirt and its design, the club lost 3-2 to relegation fodder West Ham United while premiering the shirts.

It was just too easy for everyone to make the same “how many goals are you going to concede today?” joke. The 3 is for new shirt sponsor Three UK, a telco giant, but it’s strange seeing a number on both the front and back of a strip. That will take some getting used to, to say the least.

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Jose Mourinho Hits Back at Arsenal Social Media Post Trolling Spurs

Sunday sees Jose Mourinho managing his first north London derby, as he leads his Tottenham Hotspur side when they welcome Arsenal to White Hart Lane. Mourinho is certainly already a huge villain to Arsenal supporters, stemming from his days at Chelsea and his personal rivalry with Arsene Wenger.

Now he’ll raise the Gooner ire again with his comments hitting back at a posting on one of the club’s official social media accounts. After Tottenham got routed at Sheffield United in league player on Friday night, Arsenal’s Facebook page posted a link to highlights of their FA Cup win at Sheffield United a few days prior.

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United News and Transfer Talk: Jimenez, Matic, Fernandes

Manchester United are coming off an outing in which they showcased fine form, pasting AFC Bournemouth 5-2 on the Fourth of July. The Red Devils are rolling right now, and they have a little bit of time off until they play again, against relegation fodder Aston Villa on Thursday.

However, we still have plenty of United related news and notes items to discuss. We begin with midfielder Nemanja Matic signing a new contract extension. Here’s video of his reaction.

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2020 NHL Mock Draft 7-6-20

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.

Welcome to our updated NHL mock draft, post lottery edition. As far as we know, we’re the only mom and pop shop, small business website that does a mock draft for all four major U.S. sports. Here are the links to our latest NBA, MLB and NFL mock drafts. The order for this NHL mock draft comes via Tankathon.com

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2020 NBA Mock Draft 7-7-20

 

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The NBA’s Board of Governors approved a plan to restart the 2019-20 season with 22 teams returning to play and a tentative start date of July 31. It all hinges on an agreement with Disney Co. to use their resort in Orlando, FL, as a single site for a campus for all games, practices and housing for the remainder of the season.

The NBA Draft is now scheduled for October 15, with the lottery slated for August 25. If you’re into mock drafts, here is our MLB mock draft, the NHL can be found at this link and the 2021 NFL mock draft is available at this link.

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Chelsea at Crystal Palace Team News: Kante, Kovacic, Tomori, Kelly, Schlupp

Since the Premier League restart, Christian Pulisic has been Chelsea FC’s best overall player. Heading into Tuesday night’s clash at Crystal Palace, the young American is riding a streak of games in which he’s either scored, assisted or won a penalty setting up a spot kick score.

He’s really starting to fill the void left by Eden Hazard when the Belgian left for Real Madrid. During and after the 3-0 win over Watford on Fourth of July (the birthday of Pulisic’s home country), media pundits and social media users alike drew Pulisic-Hazard analogies.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Crystal Palace

Tuesday night sees a London derby with consequence on the top four race as Chelsea FC travel to Crystal Palace. It’s going to be really fascinating to see what happens in the battle for UEFA Champions League qualification, as Leicester City, Chelsea and Manchester United run third through fifth in the table and they are separated by just three points.

Wolves are right there as well, sitting sixth and three points behind United. Adding more intrigue to how it all shakes out, second place Manchester City are unlikely to see their European ban overturned, meaning the fifth place team is likely to get in.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Everton FC

Tomorrow night sees Tottenham Hotspur hosting Everton FC in a match-up of two sides that are only mid-table, but are led by extremely accomplished managers.

Jose Mourinho at Spurs and Carlo Ancelotti at Everton are two well decorated bossed who are tasked with trying to clean up a really messed up situation at their respective clubs.

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Tottenham vs Everton Team News: Alli, Tanganga, Richarlison, Sidibe

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Tottenham Hotspur hosts Everton FC tomorrow night in a match that could, for all intents and purposes, end European football hopes for one of the sides involved. Spurs come in to this one in 10th place four points out of seventh place and seven off the pace for sixth.

The Toffees are just behind them in the table, five out of seventh place and eight out of the sixth position. With only six games left, if you’re going to make a run for Europa League play next season, you got to start that run right now.

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Christian Pulisic Rightfully Drawing Eden Hazard Comparisons

When Chelsea signed U.S. international Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in January of 2019, many believed that this acquisition signaled the end of the Eden Hazard era at Stamford Bridge. After all they play the same position and Hazard was consistently being linked with a move to Real Madrid.

That summer the Belgian finally made his move to the Spanish capital, after years of speculation, and the Blues were left with a void in their attacking midfielder/winger position group.

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