Posted by GameSetMatch on February 15th, 2013
When it comes to sports that are popular in the States, many outside America will think of baseball, basketball and American football, but the European variant of football (known as soccer in the States) is gaining in popularity, and so is betting on it. At the moment many UK-based sports betting sites don’t offer odds and markets for the MLS (Major League Soccer) but those servicing the American market do. Of course, like any other form of betting – such as online casino – betting on the MLS is not predictable, but basic information about the favourites at least offers a rough guide.
The MLS team that most people outside of America will be aware of is LA Galaxy, thanks to the period that David Beckham spent there, and Galaxy are rated as the hot favourites for the MLS by the betting sites – with odds of 4/1. This is no surprise given the dominance of the club, and its legacy of success, but it also means that it is difficult for those looking to bet to win much by betting on them. Given the strength of the side, betting on another team is seriously risky, but picking a side with longer odds but a realistic chance – for example San Jose Earthquakes (7/1), Seattle Sounders (7/1) or New York Red Bulls (7/1). The Earthquakes in particular also have a history of trophy success to their name.
Of course it is this unpredictability that makes betting on the MLS exciting, just like other popular forms of gambling like online casinos such as http://www.iPhonecasino.com.au/. Of course, some of the most favoured types of casino betting – such as football slots games – do not require much money in order to play them, which makes the risks more acceptable for many gamers. Throw in the strong potential for a decent payout that slots games offer (as well as the tantalising possibility of a maximum jackpot win) and it is easy to see why sports betting fans enjoy playing casino games like football slots as well.
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Posted by Decker on August 27th, 2012
The Canucks are the best team in Canada. Winning a playoff series next year would help solidify that, though.
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Posted by kirsch17 on June 15th, 2012
Since all eyes will be on Nail Yakupov and who the Edmonton Oilers select in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft Friday June 22nd in Pittsburgh the Columbus Blue Jackets are right behind the Oilers in needed to rebuild their organization. The advantage Edmonton has over Columbus is having the first round picks in three consecutive drafts. With the Blue Jackets coming off of one of the worst seasons they have ever had, the second pick in this years draft is something they need. The Blue Jackets need people in basically every position, a number one goaltender, first line center, more scoring from their second line, and puck moving defensemen. Center Alex Galchenyuk is perfect for the Blue Jackets. He is nearly identical to Ryan Johansen in that they both have similar skill sets. Having Galchenyuk allows the organization to start their rebuild in a positive way. They will probably look for another first round selection, especially considering the heavy defensive depth in the Top 50 picks this year. But look for the teammate of Yakupov to be a Blue Jacket after this years draft.
The Montreal Canadians have the third pick in the draft this year after having one of the worst years in the last decade ending the season with 78 points. The last time they ended the year with similar numbers was in the 2002-2003 season (77 points). The left winger from Sweden Filip Forsberg will go third overall this year. The Canadians, who desperately need a star on offense, need to look no further than Forsberg. Although he does not have the numbers like other players that will be available people have to remember he is only 17 years old. Given time to develop and get bigger and stronger and adapt to playing in the NHL he will be a great NHL player. This years Swedish star, Forsberg has shown his abilities on the World Juniors Championships stage and in his brief stint with Leksands in the Swedish 2nd Division. Once he builds some muscle and hones his
Tags: Forsberg, Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, NHL Draft, Prospects, Swedish
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Posted by Decker on June 28th, 2010
If Cleveland fans are worried about LeBron James leaving, Raptors fans should feel the same way about the possibility of Chris Bosh leaving. It is almost set in stone that Bosh will leave Toronto. With that being the case, it will leave the Raptors without a superstar. On top of that, due to signing Turkoglu last summer, Toronto will have minimal cap space. Raptors fans need to pray for a miracle, because it will take one for this franchise to not be down in the dumps.
by David at the Sports Fan Blog Network
Tags: Chris Bosh, Hedo Turkoglu, raptors
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Posted by GameSetMatch on June 8th, 2010
This Saturday in Vancouver, British Columbia the Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold their next pay per view UFC 115. The main event includes Rich Franklin vs Chuck Liddell. Honestly right now this is probably one of the weakest pay per view card for the UFC. Now if this was a free television card on Spike television then the card would not be bad at all. The main event fighters are both coming off losses and it is hard to say what would happen for the winner. The light heavyweight division is so deep that the winner would have a couple more challenges to face before even being considered a contender for the title.
The rest of the UFC 115 card looks disappointing in my eyes. Pat Barry a developing fighter against a worn and beat down Mirko Cro Cop as a co-main event is “ugghhhh”. Then you have Paulo Thiago versus Martin Kampmann which is a good fight between two ranked welterweights. After that I can really care less about the fights. It just does not appeal to me.
Franklin vs Liddell – Franklin via Unanimous Desicion
Barry vs Cro Cop – Barry via TKO 2nd round
Thiago vs Kampmann – Thiago via Submission 2nd round
Tags: Chuck Liddell, Martin Kampmann, Mikro Cro Cop, Patrick Barry, Paulo Thiago, Rich Franklin, UFC, UFC 115
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Posted by GameSetMatch on June 1st, 2010
The Toronto Blue Jays optioned reliever Josh Roenicke to triple-A Las Vegas on Monday night and will activate lefty Brian Tallet to start Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Roenicke is 1-0 in nine games with 4.97 earned-run average, but his 11 walks in 12 2-3 innings were a concern.
“We want him to go back and work on his control a little bit,” manager Cito Gaston said after a 3-2 win over the Rays. “He’s probably the hardest throwing right-hander out of that bullpen right now, but he does have control problems at times.”
Click here to read the full article – By The Canadian Press of http://slam.canoe.ca
Tags: Baseball, blue jays baseball, blue jays news, MLB, Toronto, Toronto Blue Jays
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Posted by Decker on May 26th, 2010
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Posted by Decker on May 19th, 2010
We are two games into the 2010 NHL Eastern Conference Finals. And the Montreal Canadians have as many goals in this series as me and you have. The difference is that the Flyers have nine goals, and thus have a 2-0 series lead. Nothing is working for Montreal. Halak has been shaky in net, especially in game one. Those guys who usually score are getting shut down by Philadelphia’s tenacious defense.
But as Philadelphia showed last round, anything is possible. With the series going back to Montreal, a win in Game 3 would put them right back in the series. A loss, and well, Montreal will have to repeat history that just happened last round. Montreal may have the most Stanley Cups in NHL history, but with the way they are playing, they won’t be adding another this year.
by David at the Sports Fan Blog Network
Tags: Flyers, montreal, playoffs
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Posted by GameSetMatch on May 7th, 2010
If someone could be bothered to author one of those fancy USA Today-type graphs, you could chart a pretty clear ascendancy of effectiveness in the UFC career of Mauricio Rua.
In his debut against Forrest Griffin — the barely perceptible starting blip — he faded after a few minutes and wound up eating only the second submission loss of his career.
He didn’t look a whole lot better against Mark Coleman, but at least he managed to pull out a win with only seconds to go. (The bar goes a little higher.)
Against Chuck Liddell, he delivered an efficient and clean knockout. (Getting up there.)
Against Lyoto Machida, he lost to the undefeated light heavyweight champion, but many believe he deserved the decision. (Bar scraping the ceiling.)
This is progress.
You would think that fighters like Rua, who spend the majority of their careers competing under Japan’s Pride rules, would have an easier time adjusting to American regulation. They have additional rest periods, which offer a chance to take more risks closer to the bell; they usually get more than a few weeks’ notice to prepare. And handing elbows back to a Muay Thai specialist (Pride forbids their use) is a pretty generous offer.
Click here to read the full article – By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com of ESPN.com
Tags: Josh Koscheck, Kimbo Slice, Lyoto Machida, Matt Mitrione, Mauricio Rua, Paul Daley, UFC 113
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