Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Makes Harlem Globetrotters Analogy Again

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For the second time in 16 months, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that his team is “not the Harlem Globetrotters.” The first time Klopp made this remark, the world famous group of basketball playing entertainers responded by hitting back at Liverpool pretty hard (and humorously) on Twitter.

The German used the analogy, both in September of 2017 and again today, as a way to illustrate his club’s need to provide wins, not entertainment value. Saturday saw Liverpool beat Brighton & Hove Albion not in a high-scoring, swashbuckling manner of result, but instead by a final score of just 1-0.

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How is Player Efficiency Rating Calculated

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By Patrick Pierce

Math is beneficial across many fields. With all of the numbers in sports, stats become a crucial way to determine the effectiveness of any given player on the field or court. To understand how all of these numbers make sense in the realm of sports, Homeworkdoer has assembled information related to sports efficiency ratings below.

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Scottie Pippen Lawsuit Against Comedian Lindsay Glazer Hilariously Backfiring


On the court, Scottie Pippen is widely considered the second greatest Chicago Bull of all time, behind only Michael Jordan. Off the court he has a reputation (“No Tipping Pippen”) as not being the most awesome guy in the world. (All we know for sure is that he’s an AWFUL interview subject– so BORING!) There are plenty of negative rumors and un-flattering stories about him floating around out there, and some of them became a lot more believable ever since he sued comedian Lindsay Glazer (Woloshin).

Right now, it looks like filing that lawsuit was a huge mistake, as it’s starting to create a PR disaster for ol’ #33. Pippen is suing Glazer and her husband after the couple rented his Ft. Lauderdale mansion, and according to his attorney, totally trashed the place.

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NBA Star Lauri Markkanen Understands Climate Crisis Better than POTUS, Media


NBA star Lauri Markkanen gets it when it comes to the climate crisis. He definitely understands the seriousness of this issue much better than both our current President and the mainstream media.

Following the release of the International Panel on Climate Change report, and the extremely alarming findings wherein, organizations and individuals have done whatever they can to share their messages about the individual’s role in climate change. Lauri Markkanen, a green activist from Finland, is collaborating with Finnish renewable energy concern Neste by shooting hoops with this year’s world heat map.

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New Jersey Sports Betting Grows Nearly 100% in September; More States to Legalize?

Last Friday, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released its September sports betting numbers, and the results were astounding. Sports bettors wagered a whopping $184 million, good for a 96 percent increase from August’s total of $95.6 million. Considering that sports gambling has only been legal in the state since June 14th, these numbers beat even the most optimistic of expectations.

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Steph Curry Takes in Liverpool Win, Hangs with Trent Alexander-Arnold

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Golden State Warriors star of stars Steph Curry is certainly enjoying the NBA offseason. He was in two different European capitals this weekend, visiting with his soccer superstar buddies. After hanging out with Neymar in Paris, the world’s greatest basketball sharpshooter was in London to see Liverpool defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.

Steph Curry visited his friend, Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, and they had some fun with shoes and shirts. Take a look at the tweets:

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April Ross, Chase Budinger Headline AVP Gold Series Championships Chicago

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Labor Day weekend is coming up which means we say goodbye to summer (sort of), and thus many of us in Chicago will head to the beach one last time. We never need an excuse to go to the beach in the city by the lake, but this weekend we’ll have added motivation to get there as the AVP Gold Series Championships arrives comes to Oak Street Beach.

Chicago, interestingly enough has hosted more professional beach volleyball tournaments than any city not in California. The competition, which begins tomorrow and runs until Sunday, showcases the world’s top professional beach volleyball players with a postcard backdrop.

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Sacramento Kings Fund Tech Education Scholarships with Ethereum Mining

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By Sean McDiarmind

The crypto world has now expanded into yet another unexpected arena — it has touched the world of professional sports teams. The Sacramento Kings, have announced that they plan to begin mining cryptocurrency through a partnership with, a leading provider of crypto mining hardware.

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Ex-United Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic Pokes Fun at Lebron James Owning Liverpool

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Internationally well known athletic superstars Lebron James and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both currently ply their trade in the city of Los Angeles. So while they’re both as Hollywood as it gets, they will still be on opposite sides in the big International Champions Cup match on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Manchester United and Liverpool will bring their bitter rivalry (sort or kind of, this is just a friendly, which will feature squads with most obscure players and few stars) to The Big House this weekend, and it’s possible the match could break the USA record for single soccer game attendance.

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2018 NBA Mock Draft 6-21-18 Final Edition

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Welcome to our fourth version of our 2018 NBA Mock Draft. It’s the first edition post lottery. For more on a given prospect, click his name where hyper-linked, and that will take you to an in-depth feature piece on said player. Team needs were sometimes, but not always taken into account, and the order was derived from Tankathon, who we linked here.

You may not agree with the picks in this 2018 NBA mock draft, and yes, somebody will get left out, but you can air your grievances in the comments section. Just keep it all above board.

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John Calipari on Kentucky Wildcats NBA Draft Prospectus (Audio)


For Kentucky Wildcats Coach John Calipari, the NBA Draft is like his Christmas and five graduation parties rolled into one. Like every draft during the Coach Cal era, the Kentucky Wildcats will have a very significant presence. Five Kentucky Wildcats are eligible for this NBA Draft: Hamidou Diallo, Wenyen Gabriel, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox and Jarred Vanderbilt.

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Kendall Gill on the Chicago Bulls NBA Draft, Illini Hoops (EXCLUSIVE)


Fighting Illini legend and former Chicago Bull Kendall Gill just turned 50 a couple weeks ago, but he’s in as phenomenal physical shape as he’s ever been. Boxing is a big reason why, and Gill was going to box the day after we caught up to him- at the second annual Illini Athletics Hall of Fame gala. If you’re into boxing, and need a new heavy bag, see more about them at this product review site. Boxing is one of the best cardio activities that one can partake in. 

 “It’s one of my main workouts, it keeps me in good shape,” Gill told The Sports Bank during our exclusive interview, conducted at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

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