February 16th, 2011 by Lukas B
D-day for college basket ball is quietly sneaking up as 68 teams anxiously await Selection Sunday on March 13th. Different from previous years this season’s March Madness will unveil a “first four” round which will add additional games to the tournament.
The so called “first four” will tie the lowest seeded conference teams with the four top teams chosen. These unique eight teams will be set to play between March 15th and March 16th. Demonstrating their will to win, these teams will battle in a never before seen setting with surprises and outcomes that are certain to shock viewers. In previous years, the top seed faced off against a train wreck of a team; however this year the matches will be much more exciting as many of the elite teams will be competing against competitive, mid level teams. Read More »
January 20th, 2011 by Lukas B
Lithuania is hosting the upcoming Eurobasket 2011 with an increased number of teams when compared to previous years. Twenty four teams, rather than sixteen will now be competing for the prestige of European basketball. The decision, reached in Turkey, automatically qualifies the European teams which played in the 2010 tournament to Eurobasket 2011.
Lithuania, Serbia, Greece, Spain, Slovenia, Turkey, Russia, Germany Croatia, and France will play as part of the cross over from last year’s action. The other national teams which have been awarded the right to participate in Eurobasket 2011 in the Qualifying Round are Israel Great Britain, Macedonia, Belgium and Montenegro. Read More »
January 6th, 2011 by Lukas B
The iconic name of baseball hall of famer Ted Williams will never be the same, and for good reason. This week sports enthusiasts were introduced to an endearing story that read like a fairy tale from a Disney series.
The story, which has now spread virally on YouTube begins with a recovering alcoholic holding a barley legible card board sign on a highway in Ohio. Cars passed Ted Williams daily as he stood and entertained drivers with his captivating, vintage radio voice. His personal story spread with blinding speed and before long Williams found himself in the executive suite of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers with an offer to announce games on their behalf.
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December 2nd, 2010 by Lukas B
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 »
August 22nd, 2010 by admin
As we count down to the FIBA Basketball World Championships being held in Turkey later this month, the matter causing the most confusion at present is precisely who will play point guard for team USA? It’s not like the country with the most successful league in the world are short of options, but ask anyone who’s ever tried to create a dream team, in any sport, too much choice usually equals a headache for the selector!
Team USA national director Jerry Colangelo has until August 26 to trim the roster to its final 12 players. Those 12 players will represent the U.S. in the country’s first major international basketball tournament since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in which the USA won (an expected) gold medal.
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April 19th, 2010 by Lukas B
What makes the start of the NBA Playoffs a bit more interesting? Well, how about a near fist fight between two top contenders, the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat? As if the thrill of the match was not enough, Celtics star center, Kevin Garnet, sparked a near bench clearing brawl with 40 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter.
Garnet’s ejection puts Tuesday’s second game at risk. Check in with Titan Bet in order to see the impact of the potential suspension. With Garnet’s suspension, Tuesday’s betting line will certainly be affected.
The 85-76 Celtic victory placed Boston in a great opening position. However, there is no telling how the dramatic quarrel will influence the Celtics’ standing in the playoffs. Read More »