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World Snooker Championship - Analysis of bottom half of the draw
by TeddyT on 18 Apr at 13:41
World Snooker Championship 2014 Bottom Half Of The Draw Analysis Mark Selby Current Season Record: 21 events (won 1) 107 matches (w 77, L30) Frames played: 717 Five Year World Championship Results: 2R, 1R, QF, SF, QF For a player of Mark Selby’s undoubted ability I would imagine this has been a disappointing season as from twenty-one events played he has managed just one minor event win. For a player challenging to be number one in the world that level of success does not read well. Selby has appeared in five other finals this season and whilst that is testament to his high standard of play it is perhaps a worry that he has failed so often at the final hurdle. Possibly the 10-4 drubbing Selby received at the hands of Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final of The Masters has left an effect on Selby..
BJ Penn vs Frankie Edgar The Ultimate Fighter series 19
by tattflash on 22 Apr at 12:38
The Ultimate Fighter 19 starts proper this week after elimination bouts to earn entry in the house were held last week.Fighters are representing the Light heavyweight and Middleweight divisions and are from all over the world. Team coaches former world Welter weight and Light weight champion BJ Penn heads one team taking on the man who beat him twice former world Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Their bout will be held at Feather weight once the season is over. So who are our UFC hopefuls and how did they get into the house? Representing Team Penn is: Middleweights Cathal pendred. The former Cage Warriors welterweight champion relinquished his title for a shot at the big time. After his somewhat..
UFC 172 Jones v Teixera
by chimaira on 22 Apr at 21:40
UFC 172, Jones v Teixeira Busy calender month for the UFC as we have yet another mainstream event in the UFC. Jon Jones looks to defend his Light Heavyweight title for the 7th time against Brazilian Glover Teixeira. UFC 172 is taking place April 26th, at the Baltimore Arena in Maryland. The card contains 11 fights overall including an action packed prelims card however we will be focusing on 4 of the key fights in the main card of this event. Jon Jones v Glover Teixeira Here we go! Light Heavyweight Championship on the line for the 7th time as Jon Jones looks to extend his defence of the division yet again against powerful and BJJ wrestler Glover Teixeira. Jon Jones won the Light Heavyweight title back in March 2011 and is currently unbeaten in 20 professional fights including 6 title defences and..
MLB Review - We 19.04.14
by undertherobe on 20 Apr at 08:48
We’re through 3 weeks now and with around 10% of the season gone, the Divisions are starting to take shape with some teams already being left behind in the playoff race. We’ll look at that later in the blog but first, a quick recap on some of the picks recommended last week Picks Review First up was backing Dan Haren. In his start last Sunday against Arizona and Trevor Cahill he pitched just under 6 solid innings as the Dodgers roughed up Cahill and the D’Backs. He wasn’t as fluid as in his first two starts but worked himself out of trouble on multiple occasions. He faced the D’Backs again last night and again, was solid without being spectacular to grab another win and move to 3-0. Next up I recommended opposing Tim Lincecum. In his first start of the week, both he..
2014 World Snooker Championship , Value First Round Plays
by The Executioner on 17 Apr at 21:31
This is it , the big one , The World Championship. A time when not just the most ardent and avid fans will be talking about it but sports fans in general. It’s an event in some ways similar to the Grand National, obviously not in sporting terms but like the once a year punters at Aintree there will be many followers of sport that will just tune in and follow this one snooker tournament throughout the year. Many fans will recall some of the epic championships throughout it’s history, probably none more so than Dennis Taylor’s last frame and black ball win over Steve Davis back in 1985 which went on until the early hours of the morning. The heartache of Jimmy White losing five consecutive finals ( 1990/95 ) , the hugely talented but unpredictable Alex Higgins..
Some Of The Best Team Top Goalscorer Bets At The 2014 World Cup
by monkeytennis on 17 Apr at 17:00
This week I am looking at one of the slightly less obvious but slightly more interesting betting markets at the World Cup, the team top scorer betting. It’s pretty self explanatory but for those that aren’t familiar with it, basically your bet just has to outscore his team mates. I like this bet as the team you are betting on doesn’t necessarily have to perform well for your bet to win. The most important thing is that they score a few goals as the fewer goals a team scores, the more likely you are to get a dead heat in this market. The possibility of a dead heat also makes backing only odds against important here. Brazil - Fred - 4/1 Most people are going to be attracted to Neymar’s name here but I think Fred has at least an equal chance..
Who Will Win The League This Season?
by garethp1981 on 18 Apr at 17:40
The very first blog I posted to OLBG, back in September was entitled “Who Won’t Win The League This Season?”, to read it click here. I argued that Manchester City, despite being favorites, would not win the Premier League. I also argued that the league winners would be either Chelsea or Manchester United. I think it is now clear that United won’t win the league, but I could still be right if Chelsea do. There is a lot more information available now than there was in September and I am not afraid to change my mind if that is what new information suggests. So I decided today, as we go in to the weekend of most teams’ 35th game from 38 (Manchester City will play their 34th games this weekend), I decided to take a look at the teams that..
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