The Evolution of Women’s Cricket in India

The worldwide recognition of cricket as a sport needs no introduction. The global impact is beyond comprehension. Cricket is also a war of blood, sweat, and tears. Over the years, this game has evolved. 1970 is marked as the year when women officially stepped into the arena in India.

Timeline of the Rise in Women’s Cricket

It is common knowledge that even to this date in India, cricket remains a male-dominated sport. The Indian women cricket team rarely receive the accolades and recognition they deserve. Inspiring women to step out of their cocoons, in 1973, The Women’s Cricket Association of India was registered and Inter-state National Championships were being organized.

Historical flashback: The Grand National Through the Decades

The coronavirus crisis has hit horse racing hard, like every sport. All meetings in Britain and Ireland are off, with the biggest postponement that of the 2020 Grand National. The race is one of the most defining moments of the horse racing season, as the top trainers and jockeys go head-to-head in the hope of winning one of the sport’s most famous races, while punters all over the country analyse the all the horse betting odds. This year brings the beginning of a new decade of this famous race, and although it won’t take place in April as is the norm, you can be sure that jockeys and trainers will still have their eye on the big race when it is rescheduled.

Is Japan Careless to Go Ahead with Summer Olympics 2020 Amid Spread of Coronavirus – What Could It Mean for Russian Athletes?

The Japanese government is in talks with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure that the Tokyo Summer Olympics will be held as planned under any circumstances, despite the threat of a new coronavirus spreading. The news came during a budget hearing on Friday, February 28, 2020 of the Commission of the lower house of Parliament by Seiko Hashimoto, the Minister responsible for the Olympic and Paralympic games and budget allocation.

LAFC (+340) Favorites in MLS’ Silver Season

Major League Soccer kicks off its 25th anniversary season this weekend, with a full slate of eight games Saturday and another five on Sunday.  Two new teams will be making their MLS debut, bringing the total number of teams to 26.  Nashville FC will host league juggernaut Atlanta United Saturday, while Inter Miami visits 2020 MLS Cup favorites, Los Angeles FC Sunday.

The Infamous Cheltenham Fall that Still Hunts So Many Punters

The Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner, but as thousands of punters flock to Prestbury Park for the four exhilarating days of National Hunt racing, while others look for the best Cheltenham betting odds, there is still one infamous moment at the Gloucestershire course that hunts so many punters.

The scene is set, the 2015 Cheltenham Festival opening day. The sun beaming down on the hallowed turf as spectators at the course and all over the country get geared up for the four hot favorites, all trained by the successful Willie Mullins and ridden by jockey Ruby Walsh, to sweep aside their competition and win the top opening races.

Chiefs (-1.5) and 49ers Ready for Super Showdown

The biggest day on the American sporting calendar has (almost) arrived.  After the customary two-week break between games, the Kansas City Chiefs (-1.5), champions of the American Football Conference, are set to take on the National Football Conference champion San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, Sunday in Miami.  The experts are predicting plenty of offensive fireworks Sunday, which would be a welcome change, compared to last year’s 13-3 snoozer between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.

Kobe Bryant Mourned by Athletes, Fans, Presidents

A helicopter carrying former basketball superstar Kobe Bryant crashed and disintegrated on the hillside in Calabasas, outside Los Angeles, killing all nine people onboard. Witnesses said there was heavy fog and poor visibility in the area at the time of the accident. Resident Paula Dolan “heard one bang when it was in the air and then a second bang as it was descending and then I heard a huge crash.”

Olê, Olê Mister – The Story of Jorge Jesus and Flamengos

The Portuguese boss has demonstrated an unlimited passion for working and for winning in six short months, challenging preexisting ideas, and awakening the sleeping giant of Brazilian soccer. 

Ask any Brazilian what he thinks of Soccer, and his response will tell you how the nation feels about the sport.

Soccer is a fundamental part of Brazil’s culture. This country has won the highest number of World Cups, is the only country to have qualified for every World Cup tournament, and holds the title of the only country which has scored the most goals of all time. It also holds the record for the highest number of consecutive wins in the World Cup play. The sport is enjoyed nationwide and has deep sentimental value for the nationals. Soccer fever is always around in Brazil, especially since Flamengo’s fate was turned around by Jorge Jesus, a Portuguese professional coach who took up the challenge.

World’s First Driver’s Eye Camera Allows You to See Exactly What the Race Car Driver Sees

Currently, the racing cars are equipped with a myriad of the on-Board cameras that allow to display images from a multitude of angles during the broadcast. It is only now fans can finally see the race from the eyes of the rider. Previously, it was completely impossible to see. Additionally, despite the fact that in racing the cameras are located near the driver’s head or above it, all of them do not allow you to see the track as a person sitting behind the wheel sees it.

BREAKING NEWS: China Suppressing Whistleblower Report Revealing Extreme Gambling Addictions Caused by National Lottery

Macao for China is what Las Vegas is for the United States. In 2018, over 250 million mainland Chinese citizens visited Macao to have a go at the casinos there, which makes it easy to understand that Macao has produced several consistent occupants on the Forbes’ World Billionaire List and will replace Qatar to become the richest place in the world by 2020 according to the IMF.

Iranian Clubs to Boycott AFC Champions League

The main Iranian football clubs decided not to participate in the AFC Champions League for 2020, in response to an alleged ban on home matches in the country. The move is ostensibly related to the security atmosphere, and comes following the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner by missiles from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps that killed 176 people near the capital, Tehran, local media reported on Saturday.

LSU (-6.0) and Clemson Decide College Football Championship Monday

The 150th season of college football comes to its exciting conclusion Monday night in New Orleans.  In this battle between 14-0 teams of Tigers (who play their home games in Death Valley), #1 LSU (-6.0) takes on defending national champion, #3 Clemson in the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship.  The winner will be crowned the sixth college football national champion of the Playoff era.  Monday’s game should see offensive fireworks, NFL-level talent, and plenty of renditions of Tiger Rag.

McGregor Fighting Masvidal is a Bad Idea, Warns Dana White

Dana White has expressed his reservations about booking a Conor McGregor vs. Jorge Masvidal fight any time soon. According to the UFC head, he has pleaded with Conor to postpone the Masvidal fight, stating, “I think it’s a bad idea, but Conor gets p****d off when I say it is a bad idea. He’s like, ‘You think I can’t beat Masvidal?’, and that whole thing.”

#1 LSU (-13.5) and #3 Clemson (-2) Favored in College Football Semifinals Saturday

The sixth edition of the College Football Playoff Semifinals begin on Saturday, with the #1 Fighting Tigers of LSU (-13.5) taking on the #4 Oklahoma Sooners in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.  Later that night, the #2 Ohio State Buckeyes face the defending national champions, #3 Clemson (-2), in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl.  Even if you aren’t a fan of any of these four schools, if you enjoy good quarterback play— and speculation as to which will be “on to Cincinnati”— these are the games for you.

Buffalo (-6.5), Charlotte Kickoff Bowl Season Friday

It’s late December, already, and that means the start of bowl season for college football fans.  The fun begins on Friday, with the Buffalo Bulls (-6.5) taking on the Charlotte 49ers in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.  Later that night, the Utah State Aggies (-6.0) meet the Kent State Golden Flashes in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl.  In all, 78 teams (one fewer than was eligible) will compete in 39 bowl games this year, culminating with the College Football National Championship Game on January 13.

Scotland Looking to Make Amends for Poor World Cup in 2020 Six Nations

Scotland’s Rugby World Cup campaign was one to forget. A limp defeat to Ireland in their opening pool match and a loss against hosts Japan in their final game were the defining moments of a miserable few weeks for Gregor Townsend’s side. Scotland must bounce back as soon as possible, and the upcoming 2020 Six Nations Championship offers the perfect chance to make amends for their poor showing in Japan.

Online Gambling Continues to Boom in New Jersey

The online gambling industry in New Jersey is continuing to boom, with local authorities reporting that the sector generated total revenues of more than $70 million during September 2019. That figure represented a rise of around $10 million from the previous month and highlighted the growing popularity of the online casinos and sports betting sites, not only in the US, but worldwide.

Your Most Awaited Sports Event is Here! Plan to Visit It

For any sports lover, it is very important that at least once in a lifetime, they experience a game. Football gets the largest share of sports fans, followed by cricket and hockey. So, these are the obvious picks for attending a grand game. However, some prefer calmer and more settling sports such as chess, tennis, and billiards. Whatever it is that you fancy, we know you want to experience it live!

Turkey (7-9) and Iceland (43-10) Kick Off Wild Euro Weekend

The final round of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers are upon us this weekend, with teams looking to either punch their tickets to next summer’s continent-wide, 24 team final celebration, or merely to survive and advance.  It all begins Thursday at noon Eastern, when Turkey (7-9) take on Iceland (43-10) from Istanbul.  The fun doesn’t stop until the end of Matchday 10 on Tuesday.  From there, well, it gets complicated.

NBA Western Conference: Which teams Have Started the Season Well?

Basketball season is underway with the Western Conference teams battling it out once more to reach the playoffs, and have a shot at becoming NBA Champions. The NBA betting odds are currently in favour of the Los Angeles Clippers winning the championship and the Western Conference, but a few teams are faring better than them so far.

Last year, Western Conference Champions Golden State Warriors lost out to East Conference team the, Toronto Raptors. West Conference teams are no doubt eager to bring the title back to the Pacific coast. Let’s take a look at the teams who have already made a positive start to the season.

Qаіѕ Ahmеd, Afghan Under-20, Signs With Gloucestershire

Qаіѕ Ahmеd, Afghаnіѕtаn’ѕ 19-year old leg-spinner, has signed wіth Glоuсеѕtеrѕhіrе. Thіѕ is the first tіmе an Afghan under-20 cricket рlауеr has joined a UK сrісkеt сlub. The Gloucestershire County Cricket Club роѕtеd оn іtѕ оffісіаl Twitter раgе thаt Ahmed іѕ ѕеt to tаkе раrt іn nеxt year’s Vitality Blast and “the final six matches of the Division One County Championship campaign.”

McKinzie (3-1) Favored in Breeders’ Cup Saturday

A deep and talented field will gather at (in)famous Santa Anita Park this weekend, along with perhaps 100,000 spectators, for the 36th running of the Breeders’ Cup. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is hoping for his fourth win in six years, and McKinzie (3-1) may be the horse to end his two-year drought.  For a record tenth time, Saturday’s mile and one-quarter race will be held at Santa Anita.  However, a dark cloud, which has transcended the world of horse racing, hangs heavy over this weekend’s event in Arcadia.

NBA Power Rankings: Best Looking Teams of the 2019-20 Season

The dawn of a new NBA season is upon us — a moment that many have been waiting for. While the pre-season has been exciting, it’s still not quite the same as when the regular season really starts up.

Not just because the games have a more competitive edge, but because placing a wager is far less of a risk when there’s something at stake. We’ve put together the teams we think are most likely to challenge for the NBA title this year. If you agree with our choices, make sure you check out the top NBA sportsbooks if you want to place a wager.

Australian Football League: A Brutal, Giant Spectacle

Australians tend to love different sports, including cricket, soccer, rugby union, but nothing beats their passion for Australian Rules Football. It is a fast-paced, physically demanding sport that often resembles a mass brawl.

Australian Football or the AFL has the fourth-highest attendance of any domestic sports league in the world. It mainly consists of 18 teams playing each other over a 23-week regular season and a 4-week finals series. The season culminates in a Grand Final, in front of a hundred thousand fans at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

New York Punjabi Stallions are Champions of USACPL & NJ Cricket Council T10 Night Cricket League 2019

New York’s team Punjabi Stallions defeated New York Qalandars in the Final and emerge as new Champions of USACPL T10 Night Cricket Bash 2019. The USA Cricket Premier League in association with New Jersey Cricket Council successfully organized Season – 2 of Night Cricket T10 League involving the Best Cricket Teams of the region. This league was played on double round robin format and all the teams played one another twice over a period of 10 weeks before the final.

All Blacks (13-10) Still Favorites in World Cup Quarterfinals

Three grueling weeks of pool play have produced upsets, controversy, several cancelled matches, and at least one suspension.  On Saturday, the 2019 Rugby World Cup moves along, as eight teams take to the pitch for the quarterfinals.  Saturday’s contests include England (-300) taking on Australia (+260) in Oita, followed by favorites New Zealand (-460) against pre-tournament #1 Ireland (+390) from Tokyo.  Sunday’s action features Wales (-225) versus France (+235), also from Oita, then surprising hosts Japan (+459) face South Africa (-600) at Tokyo Stadium.

Big Trouble in Big China— NBA Storm Intensifies

All Chinese companies have suspended their cooperation with the NBA in the wake of a controversial tweet from one of the association’s general managers. However, Thursday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai went on as scheduled, and Saturday’s game between the two teams in Shenzhen will continue as usual as well. At the same time, the attitude of this incident on the Chinese network is one-sided.

4 Melbourne Cup Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses

With Melbourne Cup Day rapidly approaching as part of the 2019 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, opportunities are ripe for small businesses to capitalize on what is a public holiday in Melbourne and parts of the wider Victoria area. It isn’t called the Race that Stops a Nation for nothing; put in the extra work while other places may be closed and you could give your business a vital advantage.

MLB Postseason: Astros (2-1) and Dodgers (9-4) Hope to Renew a Classic

October means the welcoming of cooler weather, the turning of the leaves, and for fans of America’s national pastime, the best time of the year.  The Major League Baseball Postseason begins with the National League Division Series on Thursday, then the American League Division Series on Friday.  The top-seeded teams in each league— the American League’s Houston Astros (2-1) and Los Angeles Dodgers (9-4) of the National League— are each favored to advance to the 2019 World Series, and renew their acquaintances from their classic matchup two years ago.

Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker: Predictions, Breakdown

Israel “Stylebender” Adesanya and Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker are set to headline the much-awaited UFC 243 event which will take place on October 5 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Stylebender is from New Zealand while Whittaker currently lives in Australia. This throws the classic Aussie-Kiwi rivalry into the mix, making it one of the most unique fights that the UFC has put together this year.

Smart Security Solutions for Stadium: Here is the 5 Things You Need to Know!

Stadiums are a major focal point of any city and attract millions of visitors every year. As such, stadium and fans security cannot be taken lightly, especially as these security threats can come in many forms could cause a major catastrophe that can result in the loss of many lives and millions in property damages. In order to ensure the safety of the spectators and enhanced spectator experience, the security of the stadium is a vital element.

Russia May Face Suspension From Tokyo Olympics Over New Doping Scandal

According to The Telegraph, WADA suspects that Russia has manipulated information over the past 18 months to mask the systematic use of doping by athletes in the past. Russian athletes may be removed from participation in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo due to suspected manipulation of data from the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory. Similar information was released by journalists from The New York Post.

The Rise of Saracens – and Can Anyone Overthrow Them?

While the spine of Saracens’ side head out to Japan to represent England on the biggest stage of international rugby, the 2019 Rugby World Cup, it won’t be long before the Gallagher Premiership is underway for another season. Current champions, Saracens rise to glory may be controversial to some, but there’s no doubting that the North London club are history makers.

All Blacks (6-4) Favored to Defend Rugby World Cup Title

The ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup begins Friday, as hosts Japan (1-41) take on Russia (40-1) at Tokyo Stadium.  The tournament, which will feature matches in twelve Japanese cities, and host some 600,000 rugby fans, would be a major international sporting event in its own right.  Compared to next year’s Summer Olympics, however, the World Cup serves as a dress rehearsal.

Cricket Extravaganza 2019: USACPL & NJ Cricket Council Organize T10 Night League & Annual Champions Trophy Night

USA Cricket Premier League (USACPL.COM) in association with New Jersey Cricket Council (NJ Cricket Council) successfully organized one of the Mega Night Cricket Extravaganza involving the Best Cricket Teams of the region. More than fifty (50) teams from NJ, NY, PA & CT showed interest to be a part of Champions Trophy 2019 but only Sixteen (16) Top Teams were selected following a pre-set criteria.

FIFA Sends Delegation to Iran After Female Fan’s Death

FIFA announced on Wednesday that it would “soon” send a delegation to Iran to investigate the issue of women’s entry into football stadiums. The FIFA decision came shortly after a female football fan in Iran died after self-immolation. Sahar Khodayari, who was prosecuted for attempting to enter the stadium, committed suicide. The woman on social media became known as the “blue girl” on social media.

Bears (-3) and Packers Kickoff NFL’s Centennial Season Thursday

Are you ready?  The 100th season of the National Football League kicks off, at long last, with the most-played rivalry in the sport.  The Chicago Bears (-3) meet the Green Bay Packers for the 199th time, Thursday night at Soldier Field.  In other national games, the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (-5.5) host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night.  Monday Night Football begins its 50th season with a doubleheader: the New Orleans Saints (-7) host the Houston Texans early, then the Denver Broncos (EVEN) visit the Oakland Raiders in a traditional late grudge match.

“Week 0” Kicks Off College Football; Alabama-Clemson (-155) Heavy Title Favorites

Congratulations, college football fans, you’ve almost made it.  The 150th season of NCAA football kicks off with a two-game appetizer Saturday.  In the main event, the 8th-ranked Florida Gators (-7.5) meet their hated rivals from Miami at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.  Later that night, the Arizona Wildcats (-11.0) travel to Hawaii to take on the Warriors.