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

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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.

(As an aside, it’s worth noting that pet account Instagram is much greater than all of forms of social media combined).

Brandon Wimbush plays one of the highest profile and thus, most scrutinized positions in all of sports, quarterback at Notre Dame. He’s currently off of social media, and at Notre Dame Media Day on Wednesday he explained why. 

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Manchester United News: Daley Blind, Jose Mourinho, Fred

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Every day is a huge news day in the world of Manchester United. Most of the time, there is a fair amount of drama surrounding the club (at least during the Jose Mourinho era anyway).

There is certainly no shortage of news topics to discuss today, so let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet right now.

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Shoeless Joe Jackson, 1919 Black Sox: “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” Podcast

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Shoeless Joe Jackson is a whole lot more than the man with the 3rd highest career batting average in Major League Baseball history and still NOT in the Hall of Fame. 

You’ve read about him in books and seen him portrayed in movies such as Eight Men Out (a thorough biography of the Black Sox scandal, written by Eliot Asinof and adapted for the screen by John Sayles, Jackson was played by D.B. Sweeney) and Field of Dreams (where he was played by Ray Liotta, a movie based on the novel Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella). 

However, the real life Shoeless Joe Jackson was plenty interesting enough and doesn’t actually need to be fictionalized.

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Kevin De Bruyne Suffers Knee Injury, Could Miss up to Three Months

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Manchester City marvel of a midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will reportedly have to wait awhile, a long while, to begin his 2018-19 Premier League season. According to various reports in both England and Belgium, the PFA Player of the Year runner-up last season has now offered a pretty serious knee injury.

He could be out of action for up to three months. The club has yet to issue a statement confirming the news.

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Diego Godin Explains Why He “Rejected” Manchester United

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Manchester United desperately searched for a new centre back this summer transfer window, but for various reasons came up empty in the end. Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Yerry Mina, Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin were some of the many names linked to Old Trafford, who ended up not signing a single player after July 3.

Godin explained why he rejected other clubs in order to stay at Atletico Madrid during a press conference at the Lillekulla Stadium in Tallin, Estonia. Diego Godin and his teammates will face intra city rival Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup tonight; the traditional clash between the previous season’s Champions League and Europa League winners.

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2018 Northwestern Football Season Preview, Predictions

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Northwestern football has won 10 games three times (2017, 2015, 2012) in the past six seasons, and if they can eclipse that mark by just one in 2018, they will set a new school record. That’s a tall order though considering how strong their schedule is this season.

It’s definitely a great year for fans to come to Ryan Field, as this is probably the greatest home slate, unquestionably so from a brand name stand point, in Northwestern football history. The schedule, along with the health of starting quarterback Clayton Thorson, have been major storylines this preseason.

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Ander Herrera Wants to Extend His Stay at Manchester United

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, who has certainly been subject to transfer rumors this summer, has spoken out about his own club future. The Spaniard, who moved over from Athletico Bilbao in the summer of 2014, wants to extend his stay at Old Trafford and make 200 appearances, at the very least in a red shirt.

He has 161 right now as he enters the final year of his current deal. Herrera won the club’s player of the year award for 2016-17, but last year found himself in a very crowded and competitive midfield where minutes are not guaranteed for anybody.

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Sergio Ramos Criticizes Jurgen Klopp as UCL Final Row Continues

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The UEFA Champions League Final row between Real Madrid team captain Sergio Ramos and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has now entered its next round. The actual match took place back on May 26, but the war of words is still going strong.

Klopp criticized the Madrid defender yet again last week, and at least three times this summer over his controversial entanglements with Liverpool superstar winger Mohamed Salah and goalkeeper Loris Karius that left both Reds players seriously hurt. Sergio Ramos has certainly done his part to keep the beef going as he’s shown zero remorse for his actions and still maintains his innocence in the incidents in question.

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Chicago Wolves Celebrate a Quarter Century; Showcasing Franchise Strength

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Nathaniel Hawthorne once said that “families are always rising and falling in America,” and the same can be said of Chicago sports franchises. If you’ve lasted a quarter century, as the Chicago Wolves have, and you’re still going strong- that’s a true testament to your franchise viability and durability.

The Chicago sports scene is an extremely crowded one, and the competition for attention can often be quite fierce. The task is made even more difficult by the fact that this town very often gets tunnel vision for one team. You see that with the Cubs now, and you just witnessed it with the Blackhawks in the first half of this decade.

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Man United News and Notes: Pogba, Shaw, Rojo, Darmian

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While the summer transfer window is now closed, players can still leave and join teams abroad up until the 31st. So let’s take a spin through the latest Manchester United news, notes and transfer rumors items making the rounds on the internet right now.

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Tiemoue Bakayoko Completes Season Long Loan from Chelsea to AC Milan

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Although the deadline to add players has now passed, players in England can still leave for clubs abroad up until the end of the month, and thus we have more Chelsea FC loaning out news for you today. We learned yesterday that midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko would be one of those on the move, heading to AC Milan on a season long loan.

On Monday he completed his medical with the Serie A club, and heads over for a fee of €5 million. On Tuesday, the deal was formally announced by both clubs.

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Man United Transfer Talk: Anthony Martial, James Wilson, David de Gea

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The summer transfer window closed in England this past Thursday, but players can still leave for teams abroad until the end of the month. With that in mind, we have plenty of Manchester United transfer news, talk, rumors and gossip to discuss. Remember, until it’s a done deal, officially, take it with a grain of salt.

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