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Author: Brendan Jones

Illinois Postpones Multi-Million Dollar Stadium Renovations, Has Common Sense After All

University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman revealed on Tuesday that the university plans to change their previously announced $135 million dollar Memorial Stadium renovation project, which has now been postponed. Illinois now plans to spend only around half of that and begin construction in early 2018 to be completed by 2019. Why Illinois is even spending any amount of money on football related renovations, let alone HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS like they were originally gonna do is beyond me. Illinois football is arguably the worst team in the Big 10 besides Rutgers (who might be one of...

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Best Father-Son Duos In Sports

In honor of Fathers Day, heres my list of the best Father-Son duos in sports: Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning Archie, a solid NFL quarterback in his own right, raised two quarterbacks with 4 combined Super Bowl wins. All-American family through and through. Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. Two of Nascar’s finest. Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. Jr. brought playing catch with you dad to the next level. Howie, Chris, and Kyle Long Similar to the Mannings, Hall of Fame-r Howie Long raised two Pro Bowl sons in Chris and Kyle. Bobby and Brett Hull Bobby, one of the...

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wants To Part Ways With Real Madrid

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who has played for Spanish club Real Madrid since 2009, now reportedly wants to leave the organization. Sources close to the Portuguese striker are saying that Ronaldo is  unhappy with the tax situation in Spain, recently being accused of tax fraud himself. Ronaldo is accused of defrauding over 14 million euros in taxes, a charge that Ronaldo has assured he is innocent of. I personally don’t understand why soccer players are always being caught committing tax fraud. Lionel Messi and his father were both sentenced to 21 years in prison for three counts of tax...

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UFC Champ Matt Hughes Airlifted After Car Collides With Train

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes had to be airlifted to a medical facility earlier this morning after his car collided into a train. Illinois State Police reported that his pickup truck was struck on the passenger side by the front of the train after Hughes crossed a railroad gate directly into it. The incident occurred at 10:43 a.m. in Raymond, Illinois, around 12 miles away from his home in Hillsboro. UFC president Dana White has been in contact with him and his family, saying that he is recovering from severe head trauma. Hughes has been retired since 2013,...

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Michael Phelps Set To Race Great White Shark For Shark Week

The greatest athlete to ever step foot in a pool, Michael Phelps, has decided he is bored of just racing other humans, so naturally he is now going to be competing against one of the fastest and ferocious swimmers in nature: a Great White Shark. Theres not a whole lot of details about the Phelps-Shark race yet, but it has been reported that the race is slotted for Shark Week’s finale on July 30th. Great White Sharks can swim up to 25 mph, with some even being clocked at 35 mph, so it is safe to say that Phelps...

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