Why Louis Van Gaal Needs to End Manchester United’s FA Cup Drought

During the summer of 1999, I interviewed Sir Alex Ferguson in his office at Manchester United’s former training ground, The Cliff.  It was just the two of us; the training ground was otherwise completely deserted, as the players were not due back from their holidays until the following week. Having just guided United to the Treble, which consisted of the Champions League, the Premier League and the FA Cup, as well as having just been knighted, I had assumed there would never be a better Read more [...]

Louis C.K. Loses Court Battle With Union Over Pension Plans

The joke may be on comedian Louis C.K. this time around. A judge in New York federal court on Thursday told Louis C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton Inc., that it owed unpaid contributions to union-affiliated benefit plans for the star’s work editing his Louie series on FX. Louis C.K., a celebrity comedian, who’s real name is Louis Szekely, is Pig Newton’s sole owner, and the company employs him and Louie’s cast and crew under a collective bargaining agreements with Read more [...]

Manchester United’s Win at Arsenal Could Be a Turning Point for Louis Van Gaal

On Saturday evening, when Wayne Rooney slid on his knees in front of Manchester United’s travelling support at the Emirates stadium to celebrate their first away win of the season, a weight seemed to lift from the club.   Before the weekend, for all his undoubted stature, Louis van Gaal had so far brought only boastful talk and unfulfilled expectations to Old Trafford. But here at last, in their 12th Premier League game of the season, was hard evidence United could compete and win Read more [...]

Tensions rise as white St. Louis police officer shoots black man dead

A young black man was shot to death by an off-duty white police officer in St. Louis on Wednesday night, and a tense crowd gathered at the scene nearly two months to the day after a white policeman shot an unarmed black man to death in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.
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St. Louis Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What Are Experts Saying About Tampa Bay?

The Lovie Smith era started with a bang for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.  Unfortunately for Bucs fans, that bang was the sound of their offense imploding and their much-heralded defense getting carved up by a backup quarterback. The Bucs didn't have the ball for much of their 20-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 1, and when they did, it wasn't pretty.  Quarterback Josh McCown threw a pair of awful interceptions, while the defense got to Derek Anderson just once and failed Read more [...]

UK Back Pages: Brendan Rodgers Warning to Rival Louis Van Gaal

After Manchester United ousted Liverpool in the International Champions Cup final on Monday night, the mind games quickly began between Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and Louis van Gaal.  Rodgers issued a warning to Van Gaal, letting him know that the English game will be much tougher than he may have expected after United  cakewalked through their pre-season schedule.  That's what the Star leads with, along with Sunderland's capture of Jack Rodwell.  Wednesday's Daily Star back Read more [...]

One Direction Gets Suited Up for Louis Tomlinson’s Mom’s Wedding

Putting on their best suits, the boys of One Direction attended Louis Tomlinson's mom wedding to Johannah Poulston. Gathering in Doncaster, England, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne joined their bandmate Louis and his family for the exciting day. Zayn Malik couldn’t attend. As for their lovely dates, Liam brought his on-and-off again girlfriend Sophia Smith, while Harry and Niall went solo. Horan tweeted a pic of the newlyweds and wrote, “Congrats to Dan and jay! Was a really nice Read more [...]