Posts Tagged‘sports’

4 Ways to Take Care of your Cricket Bat

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Cricket players really only have one vital piece of playing equipment, and that is their bat. Whether you are an opening batsman, or the spin bowler, you will have your turn in front of the stumps, and your half century might make all the difference. Bat maintenance, is therefore critical, and if you are about to invest in a new cricket bat, here are some useful tips. Knocking In – Every new bat must be knocked in, which is a process of gently tapping the blade with a special wooden cricket mallet. There is a degree of skill involved in…

Strategies to Win Big on Sports Betting

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Sports betting is absolutely huge right now, there are hundreds of companies offering odds on almost every sport in existence and the amount of fields that you are able to bet on is incredible. In the past you used to be able to bet simply on outcomes of matches or perhaps the number of points/goals to be scored, these days you can pretty much bet on how green the grass will been on the field. The transformation in sports betting means that it has never been more simple to make good money from gambling, in fact many people do this for…

Can Andy Murray win the US Open this year?

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“Andy Murray at the 2013 US Open” (CC BY 2.0) by  Boss Tweed  It has been a brilliant year so far for Andy Murray. The British star has reached the final of all three Grand Slam events this year; losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open and French Open before claiming victory over Canadian Milos Raonic in the final at Wimbledon in July. On his day, Murray is perhaps the only player that can consistently compete with world number one Djokovic and it is refreshing to see somebody oust the Serbian after a brief era of dominance. Can Andy Murray win the…

Who should you be backing at Glorious Goodwood?

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With less than one week until the 2016 Qatar Goodwood Festival gets underway, it is time to start checking the runners and riders as formal declarations start to come in. The best flat racing thoroughbreds in the business will go toe-to-toe with each other in a number of the most prestigious races in the sport – and plenty of punters from all over the United Kingdom will travel down to Sussex for five fabulous days of exhilarating action. This year, Glorious Goodwood could finally attract as much media attention as Royal Ascot – and rightly so. Goodwood is a magnificent…

Will Terry and Carrick become the next PL stars to join the MLS?

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“Steven Gerrard” (CC BY 2.0) by  araizavictor  Premier League legends Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard made the decision to end their respective careers in the English top flight to join the MLS. The former international midfielders opted to play out their final days at Los Angeles Galaxy and New York City FC respectively, despite arguably having enough ability to continue plying their trade in the top division in England. Many footballers from across Europe, including Andrea Pirlo, have also been convinced to leave the continent for the States in search of a warmer climate, while also raising the profile of the game across the pond.…

The advantages of using bitcoin sportsbooks

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The traditional way of placing a sports bet – going down to the bookie’s and filling in a betting slip – feels archaic these days, with the majority of sports betting now going on online. Anyone with an online betting account can now place bets wherever they are, at the click of a mouse or a quick tap on their phone. Features such as in-play betting and being able to cash-out at any moment make online betting even more popular. https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2015/02/09/21/20/horses-630229_960_720.jpg In recent years, though, there have been further developments in the online betting world, particularly with the introduction of…

The history of boxing

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  Photo by CC user SliderBase on Youtube Of all the sports that we watch on a daily basis, most came about in the past few hundred years. However, there are a select few that can trace their origins to ancient times. Boxing is one of those sports, as people have been fighting each other to prove their physical superiority since the dawn of our species. When two motivated fighters get in the ring with each other, the action can get intense not just for the athletes, but for those in the audience as well. There are even some that log…

Top 4 Fastest Sports in the World

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Does baseball bore you? Saving golf for retirement? If you prefer your sports to be high-action and adrenaline-pumping, here are 4 of the fastest sports in the world. Take a look at this exciting and surprising list below, which includes the top 4 fastest sports in the world. Badminton  This one is surprising for many readers. If you grew up in America, Badminton was a game played in elementary school gyms or with grandma and grandpa at family reunions. Players use rackets similar to tennis-rackets to propel the birdie (also known as the chuckle inducing “shuttlecock”) over a net. The…