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Major League Soccer Gets An English Boost

John Rooney, the younger brother of English star Wayne, is entering the 2011 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

The English media unfairly criticizes MLS for its level of play, but Rooney sounds excited.

‘I’ve been watching the league for a few years now and it’s getting better and better every year,” he told the Daily Mail. “The lifestyle and the football there is great. I thoroughly enjoyed it (on trial) and I wanted to get back over there. There were a few teams sniffing around (in England) but I wanted to change my career.’

Although Rooney isn’t a star, he’s a big name and another excellent get for the growing league that features Landon Donovan, David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Rafa Marquez, and other famous names.

Here’s hoping he can stay in the headlines for the right reasons.

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The Best Thing You'll Read About the UConn Women's Bball Streak

As Bill Simmons says, vigorous co-sign.

Go read the story, if for no other reason than the quote from John Wooden‘s grandson is perfectly fitting (and its inclusion is a good example of what makes Richard Deitsch so special).

Turner Sports Relaunches NCAA.com

NCAA.com has a new feel after a relaunch on Monday by Turner Sports.

The new NCAA.com will provide fans with coverage of all men’s and women’s NCAA sports during the regular season and championships, with school-specific content for more than 1,000 NCAA institutions.

As part of the relaunch, NCAA.com will now include the following:

Live Video and Highlights: Fans will be able to experience intense action from more than 60 championships by watching live video content on NCAA.com and video highlights from all 88 NCAA championships.

Original content focused on student-athletes: The site will include weekly pieces that focus on the student-athletes off the field; video interviews with coaches, administrators and student-athletes; features on school spirit; in-depth analysis of the top must-see matchups from each of the fall, winter and spring sports across all three divisions and much more. Read more