Four weeks later than initially scheduled, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic previously suspending the horse racing season, this year’s Derby at Epsom is set to take place on July 4th behind closed doors. Britain’s richest horse race was established in 1780 and not only is the Derby the most prestigious race of the five British Classics, it also acts as the middle leg of the famous Triple Crown. While the racecards from all today’s horse racing meetings may help you decipher your best bet for this year’s race, and we will reveal the market’s favourite shortly, in true nostalgic fashion, let’s also take a look back at the winner from the start of the previous four decades.
Esports has become a mainstream entertainment for people around the world as the sector is getting more attention. Esports is expected to have a growth rate of 9% between 2019 and 2023, as the industry is yielding enormous profits for the investors as it influences a broad audience. The yearly revenue of the market is expected to surpass 2,174.8 million by 2023 to become a multi-billion dollar business in the new future. Investors and entrepreneurs prefer esports because it offers high profitability and returns for their investments.
Sports have played an important role in human civilization since its inception. It had its ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ over the years and has gone through several transformations. People love sports for its unique combination of physical and mental exercise, along with the excitement it provides. Hence some people take up sports for handling stress and to have a healthy life.
Esports has emerged to be one of the most successful sectors in the gaming industry worldwide. Although the current outbreak of COVID-19 had brought the sports industry to a standstill with the cancellation of every sports event and league, the iGaming industry still has chances to sustain its business and recover its losses by adopting other alternatives such as esports. Being an online-based platform, esports can easily engage its users as the whole world is under lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19. It can also be helpful for entrepreneurs around the world to retain their customers and increase the revenue in their business.
Watching episodes of “The Last Dance” these past few weeks has been fulfilling for me in a way that was quite unexpected. Of course, we’re all finding ourselves starved for sports right now– the community it builds, the feelings it evokes, the memories it brings to light. In this moment of contemplation that we’ve all been forced into over the last seven weeks, I unburied an old, water damaged photo that shows a brief moment of human connectedness, except this moment happened to be with the man that was beyond superhuman to many of us in the 90’s and to this very day.
Hatice Cengiz, fiancé of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is fighting to stop a Saudi consortium controlled by its Crown Prince from buying Premier League football club Newcastle United. In a letter sent by her lawyers, she said that the Saudi acquisition would make English football complicit in Khashoggi’s assassination.
Several regions of the country offer white water rafting trips that you can enjoy during the year. These include water classifications for all skill levels and great natural scenery.
Trips along the Arkansas River will offer some of the most stunning views that Colorado has to offer. From panoramic views of several 14,000-foot peaks to traveling through canyons with walls over 1,000 feet high, there is something for everyone.
Fishing is a sport and a hobby that many individuals enjoy participating in when the weather begins to warm up. There are common tools that are required when fishing such as rods, reels and lines. A tackle box could even be considered important. There are certain items that many fisherman do not think to have, however.
When it comes to stepping out onto the golf course and playing a round of golf, there is often debated amongst golfers of whether it is more important to drive far or straight in golf. Many people think about this question and there are different approaches to looking at it. Typically, when golfers drive the ball far, they might lose some control of the ball that they would otherwise have from hitting the golf ball a shorter distance. However, when you drive straight, you might compromise on the power of that shot.
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.
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.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday called for a “relaxation or suspension” of international sanctions against Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, and other countries facing the coronavirus pandemic. Michelle Bachelet called it a “crucial time,” marked by the COVID-pandemic.
Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced it would postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021. The decision was made after a meeting with the Japanese government. Earlier, many national olympic committees, from Canada to Australia, called for this.
Due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, Canada and Australia have refused to participate in the Tokyo Olympics this summer. On Monday, the National Olympic Committee of Canada announced that it would not send athletes to the Games in 2020 due to the risk of contracting viral pneumonia COVID-19.
Sports nutrition products, once restricted to its traditional hardcore consumers such as athletes and bodybuilders, are increasingly gaining acceptance among new consumer groups. A greater number of fitness enthusiasts and health-conscious individuals are looking for sports nutrition supplements to help to achieve their health goals.
In 2021, it is expected there will be more US Esports viewers than Major League Baseball viewers. According to the new market research report, the Esports Market is expected to be worth $926.3 million in 2018 and is expected to reach $2,174.8 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 18.61% between 2018 and 2023.
High pollution rate of gasoline-powered combustion boat and rising fuel prices have shifted the priority of boat manufacturers to battery technology. The global Electric Boat Market is worth $4.49 Bn in 2018 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period from 2019 to 2027.
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.
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 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.
The world mourns the recent loss of an absolute legend. While traveling via helicopter to his daughter’s basketball game, multi-lingual NBA superstar and legend Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old daughter Gianna “GiGi” were tragically killed on Sunday, January 26, 2020 after the helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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’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.
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.
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!
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.
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, 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.”
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge completed the 42.195 kilometer run in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds in Vienna, Austria.
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.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accused Bayern Munich of “manipulating behind the scenes,” when it snatched up former Gunners’ youngster Serge Gnabry. The Frenchman confirmed that he had tried to extend the player’s contract but the Bavarians managed to turn the tables.
The broadcast of NBA games in China was suspended, and an event prior to a preseason game was canceled, following a tweet by a general manager about Hong Kong. Meanwhile, China’s state-run press accuses Apple of supporting the “agitators” by way of a mobile app.