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Author: Derek Hanson

When Did Helmets Become Mandatory in the Tour de France?

The year was 2003, and some of the world’s top cyclists were gearing up to enter the second stage of the Paris-Nice race. But one of the participants, Andrei Kivilev, would not make it to the finish line. A fourth place winner in the 2001 Tour de France, he was just as highly skilled as any of his competitors. But on that day, he had an unfortunate collision with another rider and his head injuries would lead to his death a short time after. It was at this time that the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) decided to make helmets...

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5 Signs That Your Horse is Ready For The Race

Image Source We all aim for winning, whatever field and track we get ourselves into. Our competitiveness would naturally come out when we are betting and entering in competitions. This principle is also fitting to horse racings because as we register our equine athlete in a race and as we bet for it, we make sure that it is hundred percent ready and confident that it bags the first place among the rest. Today, many equine enthusiasts still search for answers to the question, ‘How to ensure victory in a horse race?’ They cannot be blamed because who wants to lose and go home with an empty pocket? I bet no one does! So, to help you visualize yourself standing and receiving awards with your winning athlete in the podium, read on and observe the following indicators that your horse is ready for a win. Signs That Your Horse is Ready to Race Look at the Physical Appearance There are instances that all you have to do is merely look at the horse, evaluate its physique, and assert if it’s well-conditioned for a run. Likewise, be keen in observing your horse’s movements before and during the race especially for grade 1 stakes races like 2018 Pegasus cup. Do not take for granted even a little bit of changes to your horse’s body because it could already mean something to...

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Aaron Rodgers Must Return to Greatness to Beat Chicago Bears

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 09: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers scrambles in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field on December 09, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Last week the Green Bay Packers got another taste of victory by soundly defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-20. The Pack was up 34-7 before allowing two ultimately meaningless touchdowns. However, this week Green Bay will travel to Illinois to take on the  Chicago Bears and renew the oldest rivalry in the NFL. The Bears are coming off of one their best performance...

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MLB 2019 Regular Season Schedule Review

With the MLB 2019 regular season just by the door, the schedule has already been released, so that the fans of different teams could have the opportunity to appraise the schedule with enough time ahead to make any plans. Here is a quick MLB 2019 regular season schedule review for those of us who are regular MLB fans.    The broad lines of the schedule for 2019 interleague is that NL West faces AL East, NL East faces AL Central, NL Central faces AL West.    From Japan, the Mariners open, rather earlier than usual on March 20th, but this is just a rematch of AL Championship.    Then on March 28, we have the official home opening day. Hopefully, the weather does not be a hindrance because that time of year it is still cold and rainy. You can search here for cheap MLB tickets without service fees to be there to cheer your team when they fight for a win.    For the opening matches we have – The Diamondbacks and the Dodgers, the Rangers and the Cubs, the Braves and the Phillies, the Orioles and the Yankees.    A highlight of the schedule is the ten-game road trip that has the Red Sox going from the West Coast to the East Coast.    April 13th and 14th see Mexico Series in Monterrey where the Cardinals and the Reds will be entertaining us...

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What are the duties of sports betting experts?

Sports betting is an activity done in which prediction of results is done on a sport, and a certain amount is reimbursed to the bettor on the results of the outcome. Almost all the sports involve this sort of sports betting.  Since this sort of sports betting is wrong, many countries have banned the activity as it is illegal to control a sport by betting on it. But some countries have not legalized this sports betting also since the damage done by illegal sports betting is much more than anything else.  A sports betting is nothing but gambling about the situation of the game. So, when the aspect of money is involved a careful investment is always advisable. Hence, approaching a good sports betting expert for some guidance regarding sports betting is always good. As a sports betting expert: You should have thorough information about the sport and in and out of the betting activities.  Only if you are knowledgeable and experienced along with a passion for the sport, you will be able to guide the bettors. Always provide complete and accurate information about a sport and its players. You should be proficient with the technical knowledge to meet the current standards of technology.  Making use of the latest technology to provide current information is a talent, and many bettors are happy when they are provided the information in...

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Buffalo Bills Release Kelvin Benjamin

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 11: Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) prior to the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills on November 11, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Kelvin Benjamin‘s time with the Buffalo Bills came to an end on Tuesday. The team released the underperforming wide receiver after another quiet effort in a 21-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Benjamin finished the game with just two catches for 20 yards on four targets. In addition to Benjamin’s departure,...

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How To Choose The Right Betting Website

Are you little to earn a little extra cash on the side? Maybe you just love the thrill and rush of gambling. Whatever the situation is, the Internet has really created a worldwide betting economy and there is no shortage of bookmakers to choose from. Anyone from any corner of the globe can place bets on a wide array of sports around the clock. You have probably heard plenty of horror stories about betting sites and some of them might even be true. This is why you always need to take the time to make sure that you are...

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Report: Chicago Bulls Fire Fred Hoiberg After 5-19 Start

NORMAN, OK – FEBRUARY 9: Head coach Fred Hoiberg of the Iowa State Cyclones looks on against the Oklahoma Sooners during the game at Lloyd Noble Center on February 9, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 94-83. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) We are only at the quarter mark of the season and another coach has been relieved of their duties. The Chicago Bulls have fired Fred Hoiberg after a 5-19 start to the season and a current six-game losing streak. Hoiberg was in the fourth year of a five-year, $25 million contract. His final game as...

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LeSean McCoy Has Huge Opportunity for Big Game Against Miami Dolphins

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 11: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills in action against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 11, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) Is LeSean McCoy beginning to show his age? They say 30 years old is that magic number associated with decline among NFL running backs. There are exceptions to the rule, most notably Frank Gore and Adrian Peterson this season. But by and large, it’s fairly rare to see running backs in their 30s shouldering a heavy workload as part of an NFL...

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Pro Athletes Make Fixing Back Pain Look Easy. It Isn’t.

Professional athletes’ livelihood is dependent upon their physical well-being. If they are not well enough to play, there is a good risk that they might be dropped from a team or lose out on wages. For this reason, it seems unsurprising that athletes seem to fix back pain effortlessly. The problem is, back pain cannot be fixed so simply. The Illusion Think of a regular person who is not a professional athlete. If he or she receives a back injury, is jumping into a back repair surgery the first step they should take? For most people, the answer is...

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Andrew Luck Reminding Everyone That He’s Still Got It

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – NOVEMBER 25: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts warms up before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Don’t look now, but Andrew Luck has the Indianapolis Colts in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt. His team currently stands at 6-5 after a hard-fought 27-24 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. It puts them one spot behind the Baltimore Ravens for the sixth and final postseason spot out of the AFC. A hallmark of the win was...

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Everything You Need to Know About No Deposit Casino Bonuses

While gambling was considered a game for the riches, it has become highly popular amongst people of all segments these days. In recent years, the trend of gambling has increased exponentially. More and more people are now trying out their luck in casinos or on online betting websites. From poker and blackjack to slots, all types of wagering games are now attracting huge money in the UK and other parts of the world. To capitalize on this increasing popularity, casinos are now focusing on marketing more than ever. No deposit bonuses have become a great way for casinos to enable more customers to try their games and experience the thrill of gambling. These days, almost every big top casino UK is offering some no deposit bonus to lure more people to their slots and tables. What are no deposit bonuses? In order to attract more gamblers, casinos give away small amounts of free cash which can be used to gamble. This free cash offered by gambling operators is known as no deposit bonus. This bonus is credited to the users’ game account when they complete the sign-up process.  Customers do not need to deposit any money to get this freebie, hence the name “no deposit bonus”. Different casinos have different amounts of free cash available for new users. While most bonuses come without any regulations, many casinos have certain...

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The 2018 Buffalo Bills Defense: More Walk Than Talk

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 11: Isaiah Crowell #20 of the New York Jets is tackled by Micah Hyde #23 and Jerry Hughes #55 of the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 11, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images) On Sunday, the Buffalo Bills return from their bye week with a home clash against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It’s a battle between two 3-7 teams, something that probably comes as unexpected to most NFL fans for differing reasons. Three wins for the Bills 10 games into the season is...

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Washington Redskins Sign Mark Sanchez

GLENDALE, AZ – AUGUST 19: Chicago Bears quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) looks to pass during a National Football League preseason game between the Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals on August 19, 2017 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Bears won 24-23. (Photo by Kevin French/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Mark Sanchez is back on an NFL roster. The 32-year-old quarterback signed with the Washington Redskins on Monday. He joins the roster one day after the team’s established starter, Alex Smith, suffered a gruesome leg injury in a loss to the Houston Texans. Smith suffered what was...

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Around the League with NBA News and Notes

The NBA season is in full swing and the action continues to heat up.  The Warriors remain the toast of the league, but intrigue is all around with Jimmy Butler heading to Philadelphia, and of course, King James playing his debut season with the Los Angeles Lakers.  For fans looking for more basketball action, an NBA sportsbook may be a good option. In order to keep your NBA knowledge up and improve your betting, here are some news and notes from around the league this week. Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant to the Lakers? LeBron James turned in his best performance since joining the Lakers in Wednesday’s win over the Blazers. James dropped 44 points and hauled in 10 rebounds — draining 13 of 19 shots he attempted. But really, his inaugural season with the team can be viewed as more of a stepping stone, as the team builds for the future with its young core. All eyes will be on what the Lakers do in free agency over the summer, as a number of superstars may be available. Former NBA player Jarrett Jack believes the Lakers will be able to sign two max players — Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis. That would instantly give them the best frontcourt in the league, allowing them to compete with the Warriors. Not only that, this would officially make them a superteam....

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San Francisco 49ers – Last Word on Pro Football

San Francisco 49ers – Last Word on Pro FootballReflections on San Francisco 49ers Week 10 Loss to New York GiantsSan Francisco 49ers Week 10 Injury Report Against New York GiantsExamining the Greatest Quarterback of All-Time ConversationFantasy Football: Duke Johnson, Ito Smith Top Week 10 Running Back Waiver ClaimsFantasy Football: Baker Mayfield, Andy Dalton Top Week 10 Quarterback Waiver ClaimsReflections on San Francisco 49ers Week Nine Win Over Oakland RaidersNick Mullens to Start at Quarterback for San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Footballhttps://lastwordonprofootball.com Fri, 16 Nov 2018 23:57:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://lastwordonprofootball.com/2018/11/13/reflections-on-san-francisco-49ers-week-10-loss-to-new-york-giants/ https://lastwordonprofootball.com/2018/11/13/reflections-on-san-francisco-49ers-week-10-loss-to-new-york-giants/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:34:10...

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What Do Baseball And Hockey Have In Common

We’re head over heels crazy over hockey. And when you get together with people who love hockey as much as we do, like the team at Hockey Pursuits does, everything from hockey helmets to hockey skills is exciting to talk about. But have you ever thought about comparing hockey to another one of the greatest sports in the world? Two of the greatest sports around, hockey and baseball might not seem like they could have much in common, but in fact they have more in common than you might imagine. From team culture and sportsmanship to competitiveness and rivalry, the two sports share many qualities. Team Culture Team culture is not about how many players are on the ice or on a field at a time. It is about the atmosphere that is built among the players of the same team. In both hockey and baseball, team culture is founded on championship. This is an environment where the emphasis is not just on the results of a game, but on the relationships within the team. This type of culture promotes positivity and friendship among players in order for them to work more effectively together when it comes to game time. This is not the same as a cut-throat or a comfortable culture, both of which have an imbalanced focus. Teamwork in both hockey and baseball are essential for success...

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Sporting Events: A Great Time To Sell

The United States hosts a lot of sporting event each year, ranging from basketball tournaments, baseball matches, and American football games. These events allow families to visit the venue and have a good day watching the games. Because of the sheer number of people who are heading to venues, like stadiums, during a certain game schedule, companies have come up with the idea of building their canopy tents either inside or outside the venue and promote their products. They are taking advantage of the fact that a lot of people would be attending a certain event, from hundreds to thousands of individuals, making their target market huge. Companies would like to offer their products at a venue because there is a chance that there will be people who would develop an interest in the product they sell, no matter what it is. Many companies who are trying to sell their products at a sporting event choose to house their representatives or marketers inside a promotional canopy, which is a tent-like structure that bears the name of their company up front. This way, people who are visiting the games would be informed about the company’s basic details, like their name, logo, and website. One of the most frequent businesses found inside sporting events would be food-related businesses. Food trucks and food carts abound, especially near stadiums and other large-scale venues....

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Buffalo Bills Receiving Corps: Potential Free Agency Targets in 2019

OAKLAND, CA – NOVEMBER 11: Tyrell Williams #16 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball after catching a pass against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of their NFL football game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 11, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The Buffalo Bills receiving corps is a precipitously bare cupboard in 2018. That much is pretty evident heading into the bye week. Through 10 games, just one Buffalo wideout has a game in which he accounted for over 100 receiving yards. And it’s not Kelvin Benjamin. It was...

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Green Bay Packers Run Defense Key vs. Seattle Seahawks Run Game

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 04: Chris Carson #32 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball while being tackled by Derwin James #33 and Uchenna Nwosu #42 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter at CenturyLink Field on November 04, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers will travel to the Pacific Northwest to play their bitter rival, the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football. The Seahawks are clawing their way back towards the postseason with a new found running game. The key to victory for Green Bay will be...

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