Archive for 2010
The battle for NFL East supremacy is on as the NY Giants take on the Philadelphia Eagles at New York tonight. Leading the Giants is a shaky Eli Manning with 19 interceptions thus far; Michael Vick and his cunning offense will be trying everything in their arsenal to bypass the stellar Giants defense. Manning’s recent debuts beg the question, who are the Giant more concerned about, Michael Vick or their own Eli Manning?
This game’s outcome may very well determine the pace at which the Giants will complete their season. Although the Eagles have defeated the Giants in their last five matches there is little doubt that NY will defeat the Eagles tonight. Despite an injured Steve Smith for NY, the Giants are built for success during this part of the season, when it counts. Read More »
A window was opened for Chelsea and Arsenal to climb into the top position as a result of the absence of Manchester United from weekend play. The 16th match day of the English Premier League brought more adjustments at the top of the points table.
Arsenal’s victory against Fulham, led by two of Samir Nasri’s superb goals, pushed the Gunners past Man Utd. and enabled them to reach 32 points from 16 games. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s performance at home against 15th place Everton proved less than successful in increasing their standings. Chelsea currently remains two points behind Arsenal’s 32 and is in desperate need for a victory, either at home or away.
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The Davis Cup finals, which began on December 3rd between France and host Serbia, are now wrapping up the excitement with two more matches to end the tournament. The Slavic country marked this international tennis event to be more than a classic sports match between two countries; for Serbia it has become a national symbol of the country’s progression after years of instability.
Apart from the tremendous anticipation and hope that surrounded the atmosphere in Serbia, the fate of the Davis Cup has been struck by Serbia’s inability to withstand the nine-time champion French team. Read More »
LeBron James left Cleveland, Ohio without a title and without the respect he deserved, or so he thought. The man formerly called the “chosen one” by Cleveland fans will be returning to his former city tonight for a game against the city that once adored him.
A needless rejection of the Cavaliers organization is the sentiment many former fans feel. In expectation of sporadic, mischievous acts intended to protest his presence in Cleveland, extra security will be on hand during the game. With 20,500 fans expected, it only takes one person to set off an abrupt demonstration of collective disappointment towards LeBron. He is now a vilified figure who may become the target of a crazed fan. Read More »
The upcoming clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona will answer three questions. Who is the best team, who is the best player; Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi and who is the top coach; Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola.
One of football’s most highly anticipated matches is set for November 29th in Barcelona between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The two will battle it out in the El Clasico where both clubs have won the La Liga 49 times between the two of them.
The clash of the titans will pit Real Madrid, with 31 league titles against 18 held by Barcelona. Barcelona, as the defending champions, have prevailed to win both league fixtures against Real Madrid last season. Read More »
How do you blow a victory in the most agonizing way, ask the Houston Texans. On Monday afternoon at the New York Jets Meadowlands Stadium the Jets took on the Houston Texans in a game which was essential for the Jets to win.
The intensity peaked at the end of the third quarter. Houston was down 7-23 but began a surprising push to take a 27-23 lead with only 55 seconds left in the quarter; this offensive surge proved to be the last time they would come close to victory. By the end of the fourth quarter the Jets were in control of the final possession and had the ball at their 28 yard line with only 49 seconds remaining. Adding to the thrilling game was the amount of timeouts remaining for the Jets by the end of the 4th quarter: Zero. Read More »
November fireworks are to be expected when two of England’s biggest heavyweights go toe-to-toe for the WBA heavyweight title in front of a sell-out Manchester MEN Arena crowd this weekend.
Both pugilists have been training their hearts out for a fight which has all the ingredients necessary to make it a wholly thrilling encounter: All-English, former roommates and pals who at the height of their friendship even holidayed together, now facing off in the ring to beat and tear strips off each other – all with a world title on the line.
Champion David Haye has taken his now trademark trash talking to the extreme, but with the shape he’s in it would seem that his fists are ready to take over should the conversation run dry. Read More »
Titan Bet is offering players incredible odds on the upcoming “November Nine”, 2010 World Series of Poker tournament. Players will have three main categories to choose, “Winning Hand”, “Winning Nationality”, and “Winner”.
Contestants across 92 countries came together creating the second largest field of poker players of all time, 7,319. Currently Jonathan Duhamel (66,000,000 in chips) is favored at 3:50 against the other eight contenders; slightly behind in second place is John Dolan (46,000,000 in chips) who is a 5:00 favourite. Another crowd favorite is Micheal Mizrahi who comes to the WSOP with a 7:1 chance to win. These elite players’ domination included beating out 150 former bracelet winners as well as 18 former world champions. Read More »
Before reality struck the two World Series contenders, the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants, baseball betting odds were set at 15/1 for the two teams to meet for a championship.
The Rangers opened the series slightly behind, the favored Giants. This will be the Rangers first trip the MLB Championship in club history; meanwhile, the last time the Giants made it this far in the post season was back in 2002 when they lost the series in seven games to the Los Angeles Angels.
Lee’s spectacular postseason was not on display during the first game of the series. His three wins in three starts and the ridiculous ERA of 0.75 did not make it to the ballpark. Meanwhile Lincecum has not been as good as Lee, but is still more than capable of shutting a team down. He is 2-1 in his three starts with an ERA of 1.93. Read More »