Wayne Rooney: Manchester United rejects Chelsea’s bid for star

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Wayne Rooney won't be leaving Manchester United any time soon. Chelsea reportedly made a strong bid to sign the striker, but his current club rejected the overtures. New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho publicly expressed admiration for Rooney last week and on Wednesday the team released a statement that it had, indeed ...

Neymar May Just Be Worth All That Dough

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

You knew there was a perfectly good reason why Real Madrid and Chelsea are battling it out for Neymar's signature, and why his club Santos is in no rush to sell him. The Brazilian whiz-kid scored a beauty Wednesday night in league action vs. Flamengo. Below is the clip for your ...

Jose Mourinho Going Back To Chelsea?

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is widely regarded as the greatest coach in all of sports. The self-styled "Special One" has created juggernauts wherever he has gone since his first job at Benfica in 2000. Now, he might be headed back to the place that made him an international superstar. Fresh ...

Your Week Four College Football Scores

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Read my week four picks here. Record after week three: 36-10 (22-22-2 ATS) Can't believe there aren't more good noon games today. I'm sleeping in. Yeah, who am I kidding? I have an eight-month-old son. I'll be up at 7 am and probably live blogging Gameday or something equally awesome. 7:26 am ET ...

The Complete 2009/10 Champions League Group Stage Preview

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Ah, Champions League soccer. The thing that spices up midweek, mid-afternoon days for unemployed sportsbums or just lazy college kids. And it's pretty damn good entertainment - footy fan or no. It's the best in the world doing something very few can. Appreciate it. Last year, Lionel Messi led Barcelona to the ...

Chelsea Gives New Meaning To Addition By Subtraction

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Imagine your a pro sports franchise and you’ve just been told you can’t improve your team over the next 18 months. And no, this isn’t a post about the Pittsburgh Pirates.  English Premier League power Chelsea was banned from adding new players for two transfer windows after FIFA ruled the club illegally ...

TheBaker’s Annual English Premier League Preview

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

The English Premier League season begins this weekend, and as you know, we hear at Rumors and Rants are big footie fans. We try to keep you in the loop each and every EPL season. And for the most part, we're wrong. We always overrate Tottenham and believe this is the ...

Economy? What’s An Economy?

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Have a gander at Eclipse, the world's biggest private yacht. It boasts a missile defense system, two helipads, and an escape submarine along with many, many other ridiculously expensive features. It cost 300 million pounds (about $600 million) to build in German shipyards and is scheduled to be delivered to ...