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ATP Masters 1000 Miami
by undertherobe on 23 Mar at 20:50
Last week in Indian Wells saw it go to the form book with Novak Djokovic outlasting Roger Federer in the final to extend his lead at the top of the world rankings. Once again, we have an ATP 1000 event over the next week and a half, and this time we cross the United States onto the East Coast to take a look at the Miami Open which is the last hard court event on American soil until the ATP 250 in Atlanta at the end of July. History Between 1990 & 2004, this event was dominated by Americans with home players taking home 12 of the 15 tournaments played. Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick all winning at least one event. Since that period of American dominance, only Andy Roddick in 2010 kept the trophy in..
League One & Two Preview - Gameweek 39
by bobslay13 on 26 Mar at 20:57
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 will still be able to field their strongest line-ups. 8 games and 6 weeks to go I thought I’d give my best bets for each fixture this weekend. League One is starting to take some shape now after a few weeks of almost nothing between the mid-table sides there are now 14 points separating the bottom four and the top six. Sides are unlikely to be found completely complacent as good or bad runs of form could still easily drag them in to a relegation fight or push them into promotion contention but as the weeks go by the ‘nothing to..
Premier League Darts Week 8 - Thoughts From 4 Members
by chimaira on 24 Mar at 11:15
This week we move onto Week 8, In Dublin. Each week Myself, Micko70 and Scratville will be taking turn in writing a blog for that weeks fixtures. We will be joined in each blog by OLBG member Bobsselections and the 4 of us will be giving our thoughts on the fixtures for each week. We will give our predictions for each match and will be highlighting any bets that at least 2 of us have picked out. PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES The Premier League Of Darts has moved on into Week 8, Live from the Dublin Arena DATE CITY LOCATION Feb 5 Leeds First Direct Arena..
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..
PREMIERSHIP STATISTICS from some different angles - March update.
by davidg3907 on 27 Mar at 14:26
At the commencement of the season I decided to look at some stats from slightly different angles, searching for a profitable trend slightly off the beaten track. The stats will be generic rather than team specific initially but may be segregated later in the season once more data has been collected. At the end of the season some will also be split into Home and Away format. BACKGROUND TO THE STATISTICS During the early part of the campaign a few unexpected results will ( and indeed did ) inevitably occur. Some of those may turn out not to be shocks as the season progresses and form settles but they need to stay in the statistics. However, a few things did come as a surprise. Let’s look at the stats and see what has developed as we are now 3/4 of the way..
Valero Texas Open ( PGA Tour ) 2015 Preview
by The rabbit on 22 Mar at 15:09
Jordan Spieth recently won the Valspar Championship and is competing this week in the Valero Texas Open which takes place at the AT&T Oaks Course, San Antonio and this tournament has been going for many years but the AT&T Oaks course only hosted it for the first time in May 2010. It is part of the FedExCup schedule and the winner will obtain 500 points. The present course has been the host since 2010 and the past five champions of this tournament with their final scores are - 2014 Steven Bowditch - 8 2013 Martin Laird - 14 2012 Ben Curtis - 8 2011 Brendan Steele - 8 2010 Adam Scott - 14 The Course The course is located in the Cibolo Canyons just north of San Antonio and was designed by Greg Norman with the help of Sergio Garcia. It is a par 72 and is about..
Rory McIlroy - Can he win the Masters in 2015 ?
by The rabbit on 24 Mar at 19:33
Rory McIlroy has just finished jt 11th in the Arnold Palmer Invitational which is his last tournament before he competes in the Masters in April. He has won once this year which was the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European tour. He is the World number one and has managed to win four Majors which are the U S Open in 2011, the PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014 and the Open Championship in 2014. The only Major that Rory has not won is the Masters so can he win at Augusta this year ? The Positives 1. Rory has the confidence and experience and skill to cope with the pressure and expectations when he performs at the Masters and he is capable of closing out winning positions when in contention. 2. The Masters is arguably the easiest Major to win as it..
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MOST POPULARby man o bong
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...
MOST DISCUSSEDby Micko70
15 Mar 21:36
Grand National 2015 (Early Thoughts)
The Grand National is watched all over the world by millions of people, not all of which are serious horse racing lovers. The 2015 Grand National will be sponsored by Crabbies after years of sponsorship by John Smiths. The Race is run...