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Arsenal’s Case for Title Contention: From an Arsenal Fan’s POV

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The Premier League, with the exception of Chelsea, has been relatively quiet in the transfer market this offseason. It might have been because of the World Cup, and it could also be due to Spain’s La Liga –more like Spain’s duopoly of Barcelona and Real Madrid –swooping all the big-name stars. Yes, Manchester United picked up Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera, but they aren’t Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez, champion of the World Cup and Golden Boot winner, respectively. Sure, Liverpool bought Adam Lallana, but I’m not so sure if he can replace Suarez. Even, Manchester City couldn’t do better…

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Manchester United impressive in 7-0 rout

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Manchester United fans are, no doubt, eager to put the 2013-14 season behind them, and so it was with a high sense of anticipation that they surely looked forward to seeing their team take the pitch for the friendly match against the L.A. Galaxy at the Rose Bowl Wednesday night. This match marked United's first stop on their 2014 US tour, ahead of International Champions Cup play, and it also capped a night of action when other Premiership contenders -- Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham -- saw action in North America. Liverpool lost 1-0 to Series A runner-up Roma on a…

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Tigers Acquire Joakim Soria

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The Detroit Tigers have announced the acquisition of relief pitcher Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers in exchange for pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. This trade comes only days after closer Huston Street also got traded from the San Diego Padres to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. We are seeing that the interest for closers is very high right now, especially with many teams still in contention. Detroit's current closer, Joe Nathan, is not having a year to write home about as he is posting a career worst 5.89 ERA in 36.2 innings pitched, although he does have…

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Padres’ Cameron Maybin Suspended for 25 Games

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Padres fans everywhere are probably a bit bitter this season. Many came into this season with high hopes for this team but have been let down. Hard. So far, they sport a 43-56 record, have already fired Josh Byrnes from the General Manager position, Nick Hundley, Huston Street and Chase Headley have been traded, and it's only been just over a week since the All-Star Break. And it seems to be getting worse in sunny San Diego. Today, Major League Baseball dished out the first suspension for performance-enhancing drug use this season to outfielder Cameron Maybin for testing positive for amphetamines.…

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Trade Rumor: Yankees Discuss John Danks with White Sox

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The New York Yankees have always had the "win now" attitude, and losing four of their five starters to injury has not changed it one bit. On Tuesday, the Yankees added offense when they acquired third baseman Chase Headley and $1 million from the San Diego Padres for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and pitching prospect Rafael De Paula. Earlier this month, they traded struggling Vidal Nuno for Brandon McCarthy, who has pitched great in  his first two starts. Cashman is not finished. He wants more starting pitching, especially from the left side. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported Tuesday that Cashman has…

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The New Galácticos

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In The Beginning….. At the turn of the century in 2000, Florentino Pérez took over as the President of Real Madrid CF on the wave of a promise to erase the club’s sizable debt and to make significant moves in the transfer market - all part of his master plan to help Real regain their perch at the top of not just Spanish football, but European football. The dominance envisioned was along the lines of the first generation of “Galácticos” in the 1950s, when star players like Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ferenc Puskás, Raymond Kopa, Jose Santamaria and Francisco Gento were…

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Trade Rumor: Cubs Should Pass on David Price

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A few years ago, the thought of David Price pitching for the Chicago Cubs would have thrilled all of Wrigleyville and Cub fans everywhere. Even today, Cub fans dream of having an ace of Price's caliber leading their rotation, and under the right circumstances, team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer would certainly have to do all they could to make it happen. Why bring up trading David Price to the last-place Cubs? FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal calls it the "right move for the Cubs." The Tampa Bay Rays have made him available, and all contending teams will see…

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Fernando Rodney’s Arrow Returned in Good Fun

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It is really not as big a deal as the media could have made it, and, fortunately, they have not made it a big deal. Therefore, fans also should not read anything more into the matter than just good fun between two division rivals. Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney has shot imaginary arrows into the air after a save for the past few years, but this time, he did so before the game ended. In the bottom of the eighth on Sunday, Rodney got Cole Kalhoun to fly out to center field to end a threat and maintain the Mariners' 5-4…

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Trade Rumor: A.J. Burnett Not the Best Move for Baltimore

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The Major League Baseball official non-waiver trade deadline is only 12 days away, and the rumor mills are churning. As it seems almost every year, contending teams want to add starting pitching. This year's trade market, though, seems thinner than usual, but contenders will keep looking. Among the latest is the rumor of the Baltimore Orioles looking to acquire starting pitcher A.J. Burnett from the Philadelphia Phillies. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported Saturday that the Orioles have contacted the Phillies and shown interest in acquiring the right hander. Phillies and Orioles have had very preliminary talks on a trade that would…

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