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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..
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..
Tuesday and Wednesday's Match Ups At The Crucible
by TeddyT on 22 Apr at 00:37
First Round Matches Tues and Wed 22nd 23rd April Michael Wasley gave the selections so far a great win last night at 11 on the exchanges together with other wins at 4/6, 8/13, EVS and 6/5 from seven selections so far. Marco Fu 4/7 v Martin Gould 8/5 Match starts 10.00am Tuesday 22nd Martin Gould has played seven matches at The Crucible, losing five matches and winning just two. Both of those wins however were against Marco Fu; 10-9 in 2010 and 10-8 in 2011. Fu has had twenty matches in Sheffield stretching back to 1999 and has won only seven of those games. Even more worrying is that Fu has lost eight of his last ten matches at The Crucible. Given the above stats, it’s hard to feel confident about either player but if pushed I would just favour Fu but his price..
BET365 Gold Cup
by Micko70 on 22 Apr at 20:38
The Bet365 Gold Cup is classed as the last race of winter Jumps season by many racing fans, the race is run near the end of April. The race is a Grade 3 Handicap chase run at Sandown Park and is run over 3 miles 5 furlongs and 110 yards. The race was formerly known as the Whitbread Gold Cup and once had the longest sponsorship in Racing. The meeting is a unique meeting in the calendar as it features both flat & jump racing, with 2 graded chases and 2 group flat races. As usual i will be looking at the last 10 years of the race to see if the trends can point out any possible winners from the race. LAST 10 WINNERS The table below shows the winners of the last 10 years and how they faired in all of the trends i..
Horse Racing Specialisation - Whats Your Niche?
by nors on 18 Apr at 15:55
No one punter knows everything and no one punter can successfully study every race. The bookmakers choose to have races going off very close to each other, originally to keep the betting shop punters entertained and in the shops. But this is to the detriment of the punter. Whilst the punter bemoaned his losing bet he had an instant opportunity to try again, because like buses there would be another race along imminently. So the punter was inundated with races to bet on, a quick scan of the next race and he was on again. The punter had so many races to bet on, and in many cases so many races to lose on. If you think about other tasks you spend your money on i suspect you consider the offer, weigh up the costs, make a decision, think again about..
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..
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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Irish Grand National (Updated 20th April)
The Irish Grand National takes place at Fairyhouse racecourse and is usually run on Easter Monday. The race is run over 3 miles 5 furlongs and is a handicap chase. Some big names have won this race before, including Arkle (1964), Rhyme...