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Elite 8 Preview

Mar 28th, 2015 at 19:40 Basketball 0 comments

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 …

Sweet 16 Preview

Mar 26th, 2015 at 18:26 Basketball 0 comments

After an insane first day of the 2015 NCAA Tournament when it was impossible to take your eyes off the live action without missing some sort of drama, the Tournament settled down over the next three days although the quality of basketball wasn't anything less special. Over the course of those four days, 64 teams were whittled down to the Sweet 16 and those sixteen will first become the Elite …

ATP Masters 1000 Miami

Mar 23rd, 2015 at 20:50 Tennis 0 comments

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 …

NL West Preview

Mar 21st, 2015 at 20:43 Baseball 0 comments

Wrapping up my look at each Division in baseball with the Division that had one of the biggest gaps in performance in 2014. Two of the three team that had less than 70 wins were from the NL West although it produced two playoff teams, including World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants. So how will 2015 play out? Los Angeles Dodgers Last Season : 94-68 (Lost 3-1 to St. Louis in …

NCAA Tournament Preview

Mar 17th, 2015 at 23:17 Basketball 0 comments

It's time for the Big Dance again in College Basketball as 68 teams go head to head for the 2015 National Championship. Can Kentucky go 40-0? Will a 16th seed knock off a no.1 seed for the first time? Will all four no.1 seeds reach the Final Four for just the second time and the first time since 2008? There are so many questions to be answered between now and …

NL Central Preview

Mar 15th, 2015 at 22:18 Baseball 0 comments

Like the Central Division in the American League, the National League Central was the closest Division in the National League with just two games separating St. Louis and Pittsburgh. It was the second consecutive season that the Cardinals had edged out the Pirates in the final few games of the season. Will things be similar in 2015? St. Louis Cardinals Last Season : 90-72 (Lost 4-1 to San Francisco in the NLCS) It's …

NL East Preview

Mar 15th, 2015 at 12:42 Baseball 0 comments

My American League previews are in the book so now it's time to concentrate on the National League and I'll start by taking a look at the East which was the least competitive Division in baseball last season with Washington winning the Division by 17 games and also owning the only winning record in the Division. Washington Nationals Last Season : 96-66 (Lost 3-1 to San Francisco in NLDS) The Nationals returned to …

ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells

Mar 11th, 2015 at 23:06 Tennis 2 comments

After the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne and the opening round of the Davis Cup last week, tomorrow (Thursday March 12th) sees the first Masters 1000 event of the year in Indian Wells, California. It's the first of two Masters 1000 events in a row that is part of a mini stopover in the United States before the European clay court season begins. Outside of the Grand Slams, …

AL West Preview

Mar 9th, 2015 at 22:02 Baseball 0 comments

With the American League East and Central previews in the book, it's time to finish up my look at the 2015 American League with a preview of the West Division Los Angeles Angels Last Season : 98-64 (Lost 3-0 to Kansas City in the ALDS) 2014 saw a return to the playoffs for the Angels for the first time since 2009 as they finished with the best record in baseball. Unfortunately, the regular …

Winners and Losers at the NHL Trade Deadline

Mar 5th, 2015 at 19:23 Ice Hockey 0 comments

Monday March 2nd saw the NHL trade deadline and as usual, it was met with a flurry of activity as teams sought to strengthen their Stanley Cup chances or start preparing for next season. With every trade, there is a winner and a loser so with that in mind, which teams could be considered winners at the deadline and which teams left a lot to be desired with their moves? Winners New …

Davis Cup 2015

Mar 3rd, 2015 at 20:45 Tennis 0 comments

The biggest team competition in tennis returns this weekend for the 104th edition and with commitments from players such as Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, this year's competition promises to be another cracker. With eight World Group ties scheduled for the weekend, this blog takes a quick look through the matchups with the hope of trying to identify some value. Germany vs France These countries met in last year's quarter finals with the …

AL Central Preview

Mar 2nd, 2015 at 22:19 Baseball 0 comments

The countdown to the baseball season is gathering pace and this blog focuses on the American League Central which has been won by the Detroit Tigers for the last four seasons and last produced a World Series Champion in 2005 when the Chicago White Sox brought the title home Detroit Tigers Last Season : 90-72 (Lost 3-0 to Baltimore in the ALDS) Last season saw a fourth straight Division title for the Tigers …