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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..
Volvo China Open Preview
by jimmywomble on 23 Apr at 14:06
Kruger the Right Model for Volvo China Open The European Tour stays in the Far East this week (24th-27 April) for the Volvo China Open. This year it heads to a new course and the Genzon GC in Shenzen. Again it’s a dual ranking event, but this time it joins forces with the OneAsia Tour. This will be the 20th edition of the event and the 11th year as a European Tour event, with Brett Rumford the defending champion having won at Binhai Lake GC. The Course Genzon GC is in the Guangdong province of Southern China, and near Shenzhen, which may sound more familiar as the home of the Mission Hills Golf Resort the past host of the World Cup. The course is on the outskirts of Longgang, to the north east of the Shenzhen, and sits around..
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..
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..
Zurich Classic of New Orleans ( PGA Tour ) 2014 Preview
by The rabbit on 21 Apr at 09:08
Justin Rose is competing in the next event on the PGA tour which is the Zurich Classic of New Orleans which takes place at the TPC Louisiana golf course which has hosted this event since 2007. It was also the venue in 2005 but was then badly damaged by hurricane Katrina which meant that the course had to be altered and shortened to it's present length. It is part of the FedExCup schedule and the winner will obtain 500 points. The past seven winners of this event with their final scores are - 2013 Billy Horschel - 20 2012 Jason Dufner -19 2011 Bubba Watson -15 2010 Jason Bohn - 18 2009 Jerry Kelly - 14 2008 Andres Romero - 13 2007 Nick Watney - 15 The Course The TPC Louisiana golf course was designed by Peter Dye and is a par 72 of about 7400 yards. It has four..
MMA/UFC - 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..
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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