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Newcastle United v West Ham United
by redhammer on 18 May at 22:24
Newcastle United v West Ham United LAST GAME OF THE SEASON-LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 24-05-2015. 15.00. St James Park. A West Ham Preview Last Time Out The Game West Ham 1-2 Everton The first half was a bit bland for the journalists with little goal mouth action but the talking point came when Coleman blocked Cresswells cross with his arm but the penalty claim was waved away. An early yellow card for Reid put Everton 1 up on the journey for Fair Play but McCarthy and Coleman put the Hammers 2-1 up. HT 0-0 The game kicked into life a little in the second half as both sides started to attack more without hitting top gear. On the 62nd minute a nice 1-2 with Song and Downing saw the latter curl it past Howard and put the Irons 1 up. 5 minutes later though and Leon Osmas made..
Stanley Cup playoffs Conference finals thoughts and bets
by Epic on 16 May at 15:21
A month from now we will probably know who's the new Stanley Cup champion. Four teams continue the journey towards the coveted trophy. Half of the Conference finals, which start tonight, is made up of teams that were also there last year as the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks try to fight off the challenges of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Anaheim Ducks respectively. I have so far correctly predicted all the previous series winners (read round 1 HERE, round 2 HERE) and hopefully I will manage to keep the run going. New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning The Rangers have made it to the Conference finals the second year in the row, whilst the Lightning has made it this far just the third time in its history. It's a fascinating matchup as the two have played quite similar..
The Derby Trends (Early Look)
by Micko70 on 17 May at 13:15
The Derby is the richest race run in Britain and is the highlight of any 3yo's career, the race is run at Epsom racecourse and is run over 1m 4f & 10yds, many horses will be tackling this distance for the very first time. The winner of the 2,000 Guineas would need to run in this race and won if they wanted to achieve the Triple Crown, which culminates in the St Leger later in the season. The Derby has been run since 1780 but wasn't run over 1 mile 4 furlongs until 1784. Workforce holds the record for the quickest derby win in 2010 when winning in a time of 2m 31.33 seconds whilst Shergar in 1981 holds the record winning distance of 10 lengths. I have looked at the last 10 runnings of the race and have looked at the following trends,..
BMW PGA Championship Preview
by jimmywomble on 19 May at 20:27
Jimenez to Jig his Way Around Wentworth The European Tour has its flagship event this week with the BMW PGA Championship from Wentworth. Going for the double double this week will be Rory McIlroy who won last week at Quail Hollow in the US and also defends the title he won here last year. Funnily enough the tee-off times are the same as the UK and are at 7am on the 21st May. Unusual for modern events as well everyone will tee off from the first hole rather than the modern trend of splitting the field with the 10th tee. The Course & Past Winners The West course at Wentworth has been used since 1984 for this event and was also the previous host of the World Matchplay Championship although that ceased in 2007. However there were some major changes..
Kansai Open Golf Championship Preview
by jimmywomble on 19 May at 23:29
Moving to Tanihara to Win in Japan Another event on the Japan Tour that moves from course to course, it is the Kansai Open Golf Championship. The event was held until 1991 when it was dropped from the schedule, but returned in 2009 with Koumei Oda winning at the Rokko CC last year. This year it will be from the Meishin Yokaichi CC in Shiga, the course actually hosted back in 1981 where Akio Kanemoto was the victor. Japan it is 8 hours ahead of the UK and so this will start at 11pm UK time, on the 20th May. The Course & Past Winners The Shiga Prefecture is between the cities of Nagoya and Kyoto, next to the Biwa Lake. The Meishin Yokaichi CC is a few miles from the lake near the city of Higashiomi, just..
Confirmation Bias - Rules Of Thumb
by garethp1981 on 19 May at 20:27
Hopefully this is entirely unnecessary but let me start out by saying I am not advocating murder; the darlings referred to in what I say next are a metaphor for pet theories, whether they are about football, racing, the X Factor or whatever event you choose to bet on. That said here goes, I think you should murder your darlings; various great writers are quoted as having used the same phrase when talking about the secret of good writing. The idea is that if a writer themselves particularly likes a certain part of what they have written, they should probably take it out as it is likely to be self-indulgent and to subtract from others’ enjoyment of the work. In terms of betting I am not saying that all pet theories are wrong or that those who bet on that..
Crown Plaza Invitational.
by Ralfie1982 on 19 May at 00:15
Cown Plaza Invitational The Course PAR 70 There are 2 more PAR 3's than usual hence the PAR 70 not 72 The course highlight is the 13th Hole. It involves alot of water and not a lot of Green to aim at.... go take a look. Also worth a little look at hole 9 and 16. These other two could be the ones to focus on in the last round get over these in tact and your looking in good shape. The Stats $6.5m total purse with the winner taking the $1.17m and 500 fedex points to boot Heavily dominated by the Americans winning 56 out of 69 events There are two double winners Zach Johnson (playing this year) and Phil Mick Smaller field - being an invitational we have 123 rather than 156 entrants Zach Johnson..
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