Analysis: Paris Saint-Germain’s Interest in Antoine Griezmann

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Looking to get ahead of Chelsea FC, it seems Paris Saint-Germain have put in a £28.5 million bid to bring in Atletico Madrid's star Antoine Griezmann. According to the French press, the 24-year-old player's contract has a £43 million buyout clause. As he was bought last summer for some £24 million (according to Sky Sports) by the champions of the 2013/2014 La Liga, extracting Griezmann after just one season out of the six in his contract should take more than the amount on offer. Still, notwithstanding the … [Read more...]

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham: Sergio Aguero Claims A Goal

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The first goal was gifted to Manchester City when James Collins gave off a shocking own goal after the 18 minutes of the first half. The second goal was stuck by Sergio Aguero just a moment before the half-time of the match. The leading win of Manchester City has reduced their trail behind Manchester United by just a single point, after the Saturday evening match that brought them defeat by 1-0 at the hands of Chelsea. The injury of David Silva will be a major concern for Manchester City, after he took an elbow to … [Read more...]

Have the Buccaneers Switched Draft Target?

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It had looked as though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were going to use their first overall pick in this year's Draft to sign Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. But those plans appear to have changed and the franchise could actually be set to opt for Oregon star Marcus Mariota. On the back of a dismal 2-14 season, the Bucs know the importance of making the most of their first overall pick, and Winston's off-field issues may have played a factor behind Tampa Bay's decision to court rival quarterback Mariota. While … [Read more...]

Eagles Trade LeSean McCoy to Bills for Kiko Alonso

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The new NFL year kicks off next week, but thanks to Chip Kelly, American football fans have a major headline to discuss until then. News out of Philadelphia today saw the Eagles trade LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for outstanding linebacker Kiko Alonso. The fact that the Eagles would move Shady McCoy is startling enough. Seeing it as a one-to-one trade is downright breathtaking. As the Eagles' starting running back in 2014, McCoy rushed for 1,319 yards last year, tied for third in the NFL. Alonso, meanwhile, … [Read more...]

Have Oregon Ducks Found Replacement for Marcus Mariota?

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It seemed ludicrous four weeks ago that the Oregon Ducks football team would find a replacement for Marcus Mariota anytime soon. On Monday, that seemingly crazy idea suddenly got a little less wacky, as Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams announced he was transferring to Oregon effective immediately. Adams has no guarantee of getting the nod as the Ducks starting quarterback for the 2015-16 season, but his chances are pretty high. Immediately after the College Football National Championship Game, CFB fans' … [Read more...]

Carolina Panthers Greg Hardy Domestic Violence Charges Dropped

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The breaking sports news out of Charlotte, North Carolina, today is of a very different variety than the news cycle out of Chapel Hill. Prosecutors in Charlotte today announced that the Greg Hardy domestic violence charges have been dropped, as the accuser of the Carolina Panthers' defensive end failed to appear in court. Hardy had been accused last year of domestic violence by Nicole Holder, his ex-girlfriend. Although Hardy was scheduled to begin his appeal hearing Monday, Holder had not made herself available to … [Read more...]

Top Three Sports Promotions from Super Bowl 49

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In the weeks leading up to Super Bowl 49, pundits and fans said the Seattle Seahawks vs New England Patriots game could be the best Super Bowl in years. Indeed, when the dust settled we had all been treated to one of the most whipsawing, entertaining and competitive NFL championship games in years. The networks all ran their promotions about Tom Brady vs Russell Wilson, Rob Gronkowski vs Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary, and even Bill Belichick vs Pete Carroll. Those storylines were all warranted. Each of those … [Read more...]

Aaron Rodgers Named NFL MVP Over JJ Watt by AP

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On Super Bowl Sunday, a time when NFL headlines are at their peak, seeing Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers named NFL MVP is one of the last headlines fans expected to see. However, in the words of Rodgers himself, fans need to "relax" if they think the Packers QB "stole" the award from other top candidates including J.J. Watt. Though the Associated Press can at times play favorites, Rodgers' stats warrant the award. Rodgers was named AP MVP because reporters from the news service felt he meant the most to … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Bets Move to Pick Em, Seahawks to Bust Betting Again?

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The Super Bowl bets are in, and as of Sunday morning Vegas bookies have made the Seahawks vs Patriots Super Bowl a "pick 'em" game. But does having the Super Bowl betting odds equal for both teams mean Vegas will be any worse off than it was in 2014? It could. Those 50/50 Super Bowl betting odds certainly indicate fans are split between who they think will win. In fact, it wasn't until Vegas started seeing "big, influential money" on the Seahawks that moved the Super Bowl to a pick-em against the Patriots. Prior to … [Read more...]

Kam Chancellor Injury Unlikely to Impact Super Bowl Status

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In the Seattle Seahawks last practice before the Super Bowl Friday, a freak Kam Chancellor injury threw the Seattle players and faithful into a moment of panic. A knee injury at the goal line looked like it would put one of the top two defenders on the would-be Super Bowl repeat champions out of the lineup. As of late Saturday, that fear had apparently been put to rest. The Kam Chancellor injury at first looked bad. The injury came near the end of Friday's practice, when Chancellor fell down near the goal line and … [Read more...]