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Juan Manuel Marquez kills Filipino fag Manny Pacquiao

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

On a night when a star-studded crowd that included…

Webber closes the gap on Alonso with British GP win

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Now it gets interesting.

In case you missed the last race of the 2012 F1 season, Mark Webber won in Silverstone to close the gap on Fernando Alonso in the drivers’ championship standings.

However, Mark Webber insists he’s not getting “too fired up” about the Championship despite closing the gap with his British GP victory. Webber became only the second repeat winner for this season when he overtook Fernando Alonso five laps from the end to take the chequered flag at the Silverstone circuit.

His triumph cemented the Aussie’s place as a title contender as the seven points he secured put him just 13 behind Fernando Alonso in the Drivers’ standings.

“I am not low on confidence at the moment, it is going well,” Webber said. “We will enjoy today’s result, really soak it up, that is what is important. We have to remember how hard we have to work to get these results and tomorrow morning it’s Hockenheim.”

“That is what it has to be about and it is a long, long season and I am not getting too fired up with any particular Championship positions at the moment.”

“What is for sure is I have a nice haul of points to keep going with – I am not sitting on 20 points trying to start my campaign.”

As for his race on Sunday, Webber was delighted after the…

Dirk Nowitzki moving on from the NBA Lockout

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Yeah because he knows that it’s just pointless to hope for a deal now.

Don’t get me wrong, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is still hoping the 2011 NBA season can be saved and that he’ll be in a Mavericks uniform by January.

But with the lockout taking a turn for the worse in recent weeks, Dirk Nowitzki told ESPN’s Marc Stein that he’ll be evaluating his overseas options and could settle on a European club “soon.”

Nowitzki has been recuperating from the NBA title run his Dallas Mavericks went through, including a stint in the Euro tournament as a member of his native German team.

“It’s going to take me a few weeks to get in basketball shape,” Nowitzki said, “but then I’m ready. I can’t stand not playing.”

Nowitzki will obviously be a popular target among European clubs, including Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid, which has been linked to the big German through various media reports coming out of Spain.

Nowitzki admitted to Stein that the idea of playing for such a storied club intrigues him, as does the possibility to returning home to play for a team in Germany’s top league, the Bundesliga.

But no matter where he ends up, whether it’s overseas or…

Is Michael Vick ready to step up another level?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

He should be because for the second time in his career, an NFL franchise is willing to pay him $100 million.

That’s right, the Eagles just gave Michael Vick a new six-year, $100 million contract for the 2011 NFL football season. The NFL contract that totals nine digits, even if most of it’s in funny money, is a fairly rare thing.

Who would have expected Michael Vick to be the first player in NFL history to amass two of them in his career? It’s happened, though. In 2004, Vick signed a $130 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons that went wrong for a host of reasons. And after what must seem like a lifetime later for Vick, he has agreed to a six-year, $100 million deal with approximately $40 million guaranteed. The deal will average $16 million in each of the first three years.

Under the terms of the new CBA, using the franchise tag on Vick this season was going to cost the Philadelphia Eagles $16.057 million. The National Football Post’s Andrew Brandt reports that Vick’s cap number will now go from $16.2 million to $14.4 million in 2011.

Multiple sources indicate that the deal is not backloaded, as many such deals are — Vick reportedly has the potential to earn as much as $16.7 million per season in each of the next three seasons. In 2010, after serving nearly two years in federal prison for dogfighting and spending 2009 as a glorified backup for the Eagles, Vick brought a new version of himself to the field.

In just 12 games, Vick passed for 3,018 yards and 21 touchdowns…

Hornets and Spurs to break 2-2 tie in Game 5

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Reality has set in with the Hornets while the defending champions from San Antonio have that ‘winning’ feeling again.

The 2008 NBA playoffs just got interesting as 3/4 of the four second round series wars are now tied at two games apiece. On Tuesday night, the best-of-seven face-off between New Orleans and San Antonio will be breaking the 2-2 deadlock, who ever wins the pivotal Game 5 is anybody’s guess.

You read it people, after shocking the world by winning the first two games of their series with the defending champions Spurs, the New Orleans Hornets found themselves back to square one after losing the next two games in Texas. The Hornets were dragged back to reality in San Antonio and on Tuesday night, they’ll be hoping that reality spares them when this series resumes in New Orleans.

Chris PaulHowever, when reality has set in, especially when the defending champions themselves, the San Antonio Spurs, were the ones who brought you there, cheating it could be a difficult task. The Spurs defeated the Hornets for two straight games by double-digits, 110-99 in Game 3 and 100-80 in Game 4, and coming to a pivotal Game 5, these Hornets would need more than just CP3′s playground antics to pull off the huge win.

Hell, the Spurs, probably irritated after Chris Paul made them…

Roy Jones Jr. V Felix Trinidad at Madison Square Garden

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

A few years ago, this fight would’ve been something to watch. This Saturday, it’s just probably going to be a fight between two has-beens.

Yep, unfortunately for their fans, Roy Jones Jr. and Felix ”Tito” Trinidad are nothing more but a thing of the past. They are nowhere near the form that made their names famous in boxing circles. For what it’s worth, both Jones and Trinidad are still future Hall of Famers and nobody can take that away from them. Probably.

STILL, the light heavyweight main event bout at Madison Square Garden between Roy Jones Jr. and Felix Trinidad still has the green light (imagine that…) and we will talk about it as if it was five years ago.

Let’s start with the guy once dubbed as the ”best pound-for-pound fighter in the world,” Roy Jones Jr. After all these years, Jones still refers to himself in the third person. Like me sometimes.

”I’m going to take Tito down in four. He must go in fo’,” Roy Jones Jr. said, referring to himself as ”Superman” and telling the media that they can expect Felix Trinidad to go down in the fourth round.

At the other end, Felix Trinidad does Jones one better. Trinidad claims Jones will go down as early as round two, that’s despite the fact that he had more retirements than actual fights during the last five and a half years. How in the heck does he expect to beat Jones now?

Hell, Felix Trinidad will come to…

Racism practiced by NBA referees? Black vs White.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

oddjack.jpgRacism is a BIG WORD, particularly big in the world of professional sports leagues such as NBA Basketball. Racism is different from favoritism toward celebrity athletes.

Ww c’mon! did you ever notice how some players draw fouls every time they move and how the top players get away with a lot of taps, touches, bumps and grinds? But I digress. The New York Times reported about how a recent study found NBA officiating by white referees called fouls at a greater rate against black players than against white players. Bias and prejudice against black NBA players, now that is racism!

But wait, a study by a University of Pennsylvania assistant professor and Cornell graduate student also found that black NBA officials called fouls more frequently against white players than black, but noted that that tendency was not as pronounced.

michael_jackson.jpgBias and prejudice against white NBA players by black referees, even though not on the same level as the white refs, is still racism!

Justin Wolfers, an assistant professor of business and public policy at Penn’s Wharton School, and Joseph Price, a Cornell graduate student in economics, said the difference in calls “is large enough that the probability of a team winning is noticeably affected by the racial composition of the refereeing crew.”

The study, conducted over a 13-season span through 2004, found that the racial makeup of a three-man officiating crew affected calls by up to 4 percent.

San Diego Chargers Favorite to Win 2008 Super Bowl XLII

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

With the 2007 Super Bowl XLI game still a good couple of hours before coin toss. Calvin Ayre’s BODOG already realeased the odds to win the 2008 Super Bowl XLII. What a treat for truly adventurous sports bettors, eh?

little_ladainian.jpgWith Marty Schottenheimer still on board for coaching the Chargers 2007 season, bookmakers are counting that MVP Running Back La Dainian Tomlinson and Quarter Back Philip Rivers (who will miss NFL’s PRO BOWL) will charge through the 2007 NFL football season and hoist the Vince Lombardy trophy on Feb. 3, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona

Odds to win 008 Super Bowl XLII
San Diego Chargers 6/1
Indianapolis Colts 7/1
Chicago Bears 8/1
New England Patriots 10/1

But don’t ya worry about Super Bowl XLII yet, there’s still time to place a bet on the 2007 Super Bowl between the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts. Inside, we have a list of Super Bowl propositions that are not only fun, but can also be profitable to wager on.

Top Sportsbook exits USA. Will Bodog follow suit?

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Pinnacle is an offshore sportsbook regarded and preferred by professional sports bettors for its discounted juice (vig or vigorish) and competitive sports betting odds on football, basketball and baseball games – not to mention VERY HIGH betting limits – they will take a $5k bet without batting an eyelash.

pinnacle-withdraw.jpgHowever, this morning – the professional gamblers received a shocker when they were greeted with a SHOCKING message on the site.

Player balances are not a concern though. Aside from Pinnacle ready to return balances, other Internet sportsbooks have already lined up offers to abandoned sports bettors – dangling bonus incentives as high as 25%!

The question on industry pundits minds and mouths are WHY and WHO’S NEXT? Which US-facing sportsbook will bow out of the US market next? Will BODOG kowtow to the pressure? And where the hell is Calvin Ayre?

Party pooped, where to play POKER now?

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

BODOG ONLINE POKERWith Party Poker shutting American poker players in the USA out of its systems, same with other poker rooms like Pacific Poker, Paradise Poker, Poker Room and a few more – the question is where can Americans play online poker today – right now?

Good news! It’s business as usual at BODOG’s Online Poker Room – yes, that poker room home of Jamie Gold – the 2006 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Champion. BODOG has poker games tournaments for all types of poker players, from Texas Holdem to Omaha to STUD poker games – from sit n go’s to guaranteed $100K poker tournaments, to World Poker Tour (WPT) 2006 qualifier tournaments.



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