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Race to the Stanley Cup playoffs - who will take the 8th seed in the East?
by Epic on 26 Mar at 18:55
With just over two weeks to go until the end of the NHL regular season, you can already feel the playoff atmosphere in certain games. Like LA Kings' defenseman Drew Doughty said this week - it's already playoffs for them. A lackluster first half of the season has left the defending Stanley Cup champs scrambling for a playoff berth. And they aren't alone. The Boston Bruins are another big club, which is struggling to make it to the playoffs. This after winning the Presidents Trophy last year for the best regular season record. The Bruins face a big battle to climb back to the Eastern Conference's Top 8. Even with poor form, the Bruins held on to the final playoff spot in the East for quite a while, but this week the Ottawa Senators finally grabbed it to themselves. A month..
Irish Grand National Trends (Early Look)
by Micko70 on 29 Mar at 10:57
The Irish Grand National is run at Fairyhouse racecourse on Easter Monday every year The race is tun over 3m 5f and 24 fences will be jumped during the race, during it's history, the race has been won by some very big names. Previous winners include Butler's cabin (2007), Numbersixvalverde (2005), Bobbyjo (1998), Desert Orchid (1990) & Rhyme 'n' Reason (1985) Arthur Moore (1996 & 2011) & Jonjo O'Neill (2007 & 2014) are the only trainers to have won the race twice in the last 20 years, Jonjo has no entries this year but Arthur Moore has 1 single entry, Pass The Hat This will be the 2nd running under the new sponsor Boyelsports who started their sponsorship in 2014. I have looked at the last 10 years of the race and looked at 8 trends, they are Age, Weight, Official Rating, Recent Runs, Last..
Elite 8 Preview
by undertherobe on 28 Mar at 19:40
My ESPN bracket has predicted all four Elite 8 matchups and my original Final Four from my Tournament Preview (See Here)) was backed at 190/1. Those four of Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Gonzaga are now just a best priced 15/2 but after three rounds of matches, do I still think those same four teams are going to be winners this weekend? Read below to find out.... Midwest Kentucky Wildcats (1) vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3) How they got here Kentucky (37-0) Regular Season : 1st in SEC, SEC Tournament winners 2nd Round : beat Hampton 79-56 3rd Round : beat Cincinnati 64-51 Sweet 16 : beat West Virginia 78-39 Notre Dame (32-5) Regular Season : 3rd in ACC, ACC Tournament winners 2nd Round : beat Northeastern 69-65 3rd Round : beat Butler 67-64 (OT) Sweet 16 : beat Wichita State 81-70 No surprise that Kentucky have ended up in a fifth consecutive..
Malaysian Grand Prix 2015
by Ralfie1982 on 25 Mar at 21:42
So Formula 1 Race 2. Is it boring? I dont know, will you get rich backing it in the early stages of the grand prix season i very much doubt it. SO! What have we learn't about the teams after race 1? Mercedes are in a League of their own, McLaren are so bad that Alonso might wish he was still unfit to drive, Ferrari look more competitive than expected, and the early season slagging match between Renault and Red Bull has started again. What do we know about the Malaysian circuit? There are two BIG DRS zones close together (the first on the start finish straight before 1st corner and the 2nd on the last straight before the final turn 15), this will point us to the cars with the better top speed such as Mercedes, Williams and Force..
#UFC fight night 63, Mendes vs Lamas fight Predicitions
by tattflash on 27 Mar at 14:27
The next instalment of UFC action comes from Fairfax, Virginia, USA on Saturday 4th April,(Sunday 1 am UK time) and sees two former title contenders facing off against each other. Both Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas are both the recent victims of Featherweight king Jose Aldo. It is worth remembering with these fight night cards that upsets are often the norm, and this card looks like it may have one or two on it. Chad Mendes vs Ricardo Lamas Mendes (1/4 UK odds,-450 US odds) has only two losses on his record and both against Aldo. His first fight he was actually winning the round before getting sloppy and knocked out with seconds to spare against the Brazilian. He then went on a five fight win streak before his rematch with the champion, this included 4 KO victories thanks to his..
ANA Inspiration ( LPGA tour ) 2015 Preview
by The rabbit on 29 Mar at 13:25
Stacy Lewis is playing this week in the first Major of the 2015 LPGA tour which is the ANA Inspiration ( previously known as the Kraft Nabisco Championship ) and it is one of five Major Championships on this tour. It first became a Major in 1983 and takes place at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. It is part of the Race to the CME Globe and the winner will obtain 625 Points Since the early 1990's, the tournament winner has celebrated their victory by jumping in the pond surrounding the 18th green. The pond is known as ' Poppie's Pond '. The past ten winners of this Major with their final scores are - 2014 Lexi Thompson - 14 2013 Inbee Park - 15 2012 Sun Young Yoo -9 2011 Stacy Lewis -13 2010 Yani Tseng - 13 2009 Brittany Lincicome -9 2008 Lorena..
Big Decision on Big Sam
by redhammer on 29 Mar at 22:18
Big Decision on Big Sam This summer the manager of West Ham, Sam Allardyce, will be offered a new deal at The Hammers or a thank you for your hard work and a cheerio. His relationship with the fans has never been simple but with plenty against the appointment from the word go and with promotion at the first time of asking (via the play off's, just) many felt it wasn't good enough with the squad and budget he had at his disposal. First year up and it was a safe and sound season with a 10th place finish with some good and some not so good results. As a result the board reward the gaffer with a new 2 year contract and signed Andy Carroll for a record 15 million breaking the 11m for Jarvis that they purchased for Sam..
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25 Aug 00:20
The Best Horse Racing Betting System Ever. Can it work?
One of the most frequently asked questions about Horse Racing Betting - "Systems, do they work?" There are three types of punters regarding systems and during this piece I will refer to each in passing. Those that use systems, lose with systems...
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26 Mar 20:57
League One & Two Preview - Gameweek 39
It’s crunch time in the Football League and, with the International break suspending the top tiers, there’s no better time for some added interest in Leagues One and Two. Some sides will be missing players to International call-ups but most...