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Atlanta Falcons Place Devonta Freeman on Injured Reserve

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 06: Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) during an NFL regular season football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 6, 2018, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Devonta Freeman‘s 2018 season is all but over. Per Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, the 26-year-old running back will undergo groin surgery and is subsequently being placed on injured reserve by the Atlanta Falcons. Though he’s eligible to return in eight weeks, it’s unlikely he’ll do so should the Falcons not be in the playoff hunt. They currently...

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Devonta Freeman Ends Up on Injured Reserve

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) during an NFL regular season football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 6, 2018, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Devonta Freeman‘s 2018 season is all but over. Per Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, the 26-year-old running back will undergo groin surgery and is subsequently being placed on injured reserve by the Atlanta Falcons. Though he’s eligible to return in eight weeks, it’s unlikely he’ll do so should the Falcons not be in the playoff hunt. They currently stand at 2-4 after Sunday’s 34-29 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  You...

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NBA deal with MGM could be the catalyst for US gambling boom

In what could be a landmark moment in US sports betting, the NBA have announced MGM as their official gaming partner, becoming the first of the US major sports leagues to team up with a sportsbook provider. Basketball’s pro league will receive $25 million over the course of the three-year deal, while MGM will get the rights to NBA highlights, the league and team logos, access to the NBA’s official data feed and will be credited as the ‘official gaming partner’ of the NBA and WNBA. Though the money the NBA will receive as part of the deal is...

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Late Tragedy of Errors From Nathan Peterman Spoils Buffalo Bills Defensive Masterclass

HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 14: Johnathan Joseph #24 of the Houston Texans scores on an intereption as Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills is late on the coverage at NRG Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) It’s becoming painfully apparent that Nathan Peterman is not an NFL-caliber quarterback. That notion was on display in a variety of ways in the Buffalo Bills‘ 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday. His mere appearance in the game was a result of an injury Josh Allen suffered to his right elbow late in...

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Khabib v Mcgregor – Head to Head

When ‘the eagle’ Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor ‘the notorious’ McGregor face off at UFC 229 there is no doubt it will be the biggest fight in the history of the sport. Both are entering the contest in the height of their careers with it all to lose. The bout is set to take place on October 6th at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas and has been long awaited and is likely to surpass the previous pay per view records within the UFC. McGregor is returning from a two year absence from the octagon which has to be seen as a negative but he did face off against the greatest boxer of this generation in Floyd Mayweather Jr in the meantime. This had led to many believing he would not return to mixed martial arts as he made a vast sum of money from this contest in the region of $100 million. He now returns and with this rivalry with the Russian beginning to boil over, it all but sets up for a fascinating contest come fight night. The credentials and attributes of each fighter can be seen in the infographic below. The McGregor vs Khabib odds make the Russian the current 4/7 favourite with McGregor at 6/4 to gain the...

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Five Takeaways From Chicago Bulls Media Day

Recently, all 30 NBA teams participated in NBA Media Day. This is a day to celebrate the beginning of the new season, giving media and fans an insight into all of the NBA teams. It also gives players and coaches a chance to address the media. For Bulls fans, this year’s media day should have them feeling hopeful. The young Bulls outfit is looking healthy, excited to play, and are showing signs of team chemistry which this team has lacked in previous seasons. This may end up paying big dividends for fans who select Bulls players to their team in Daily Fantasy.  If you want to learn more about Draft Kings, then following the Bulls and other NBA teams is a good place to start. Here are five takeaways from the Chicago Bulls Media Day. 1. Lauri’s Been Lifting  Lauri Markkanen was possibly the Bulls best player last season and comes into this season with high expectations to be a core piece of the young squad. He is also coming into the season with an extra 17 pounds of muscle. Visibly larger, Markkanen said he now weighs 240 pounds, whereas last season he weighed 223. He credited this to increased time in the weight room. When asked about how it will impact his game, Lauri spoke about how his size will help him in the post. He will be...

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Pesky Mascots and the Road to the Majors

A Surprising Trend in Team Mascots and Collegiate Picks As the baseball season winds down, fans across the nation will be watching closely for their favorite teams to make the playoffs in the Hunt for October. Part of being a hardcore fan is ride-or-die loyalty and fanatical team pride, especially at the end of the season. Of course, that’s why baseball teams have fun and, let’s say…enthusiastic (an understatement, at best) mascots to engage fans and players with their amusing antics to keep camaraderie and morale up. These playful personalities entertain and interact with fans throughout games and events...

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Crawford the key as Chicago Blackhawks bid to bounce back

Chicago Blackhawks were defeated 4-2 by Detroit Red Wings in their latest pre-season game on Thursday as they continued their preparations for the new NHL campaign. Two goals in the third period secured victory for the Red Wings, but Chicago showed some promising signs for the upcoming season. The Blackhawks’ decline since winning the Stanley Cup in 2015 has been rapid, culminating in them missing the play-offs last year for the first time in nine seasons. Corey Crawford’s concussion undoubtedly played a key role in Chicago’s demise, with the netminder missing the final 47 games last term. Crawford has confirmed that he is still feeling the effects of the concussion and the Blackhawks have signed former Caroline Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward to lead them when the new season starts. The club has moved to shore up its leaky backline, with promising defencemen Adam Boqvist and Nicolas Beaudin drafted this summer. Chris Kunitz and Brandon Manning have also arrived in Chicago, although fans were less than impressed with their signings. The new boys will have another chance to familiarise themselves with the Blackhawks at Ottawa Senators on Friday, before returning home to face the Red Wings on Tuesday, September 25. If you need a hotel room in Chicago, check Chicagohotels.org for the best options. We recommend the Hotel Chicago West Loop which is situated close to the United Center. Rates...

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Golden State Warriors look nailed on to make it three-in-a-row

The 2018/19 NBA season is set to start on October 16 with Golden State Warriors the hot favourites to win the title for the third year in succession. With LeBron James leaving Cleveland Cavaliers for Los Angeles Lakers, the Warriors’ main challenge is expected to come from elsewhere this term. Despite the Golden State Warriors being on team, the other teams are showing off their chances to reign this season. We suggest that you keep an eye on sports wagering sites to stay updated on the other teams this season. Sites such as BetEasy rates Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets as the teams most likely to challenge the reigning champions, although the Lakers are also prominent in the betting. Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia could be amongst the contenders for the Conference Finals, but its difficult to imagine anyone stopping Steph Curry and company lifting the top prize again this season. Read on as we look at three main talking points for the upcoming campaign.   Cousins a gamble worth taking Golden State Warriors have been the team to beat in the NBA over the past few seasons and that seems sure to continue over the coming months. The Warriors have strengthened their roster with the signing four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, although his addition is a bit of a gamble. Cousins tore his achilles tendon last January and he is...

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What to Know About the Ball Bet Market

The “pasar teruhan bola” or ball bet market is one of the major reasons for online gambling companies to install soccer betting. The ball betting market development involves different things, including monitoring the ball market’s progress before placing a bet as per chosen betting game. Different ways to check the ball bet market’s progress include the following:    Monitoring the development of the players that will be revealed by a football/soccer club    Checking the progress of a football/soccer club’s most recent game    Monitoring the progress of another football/soccer club (which is most probably the other ball club’s toughest rival) Basically, more the players revealed by a ball club, the higher the bet will be. Meanwhile, the progress of a football/soccer club’s most recent game can also help you determine if that club is your best bet for potential winnings. More so, betting can be easier for you if the football/soccer club’s performance during the entire season is consistent (on the winning side, of course). Hence, betting on that team can give you more chance of winning the bet, and also the team getting another win under their belt as well. On the other hand, monitoring the performance of the other football/soccer ball club (a.k.a. competitors/rivals) can affect your bet as well. That is why it is important to consider which team you will bet on for better chances of winning....

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Making the Case for Betting on McGregor at UFC 229

It’s fair to say that MMA fans are excited about next month’s UFC 229 main event of Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov. Say what you like about McGregor and the side show that follows his career, but he knows how to pick a good fight. Khabib is clearly the rising star of UFC, buoyed by that incredible winning streak, so for McGregor to choose to fight the Russian on his return is a brave decision. From a betting perspective, there are a lot of factors to look at. For a start, Khabib is the favourite with almost every sportsbook....

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3 Huge Shocks That Lit Up the 2018 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics is famous for producing an upset or two. If you don’t believe me, then you’ve clearly never watched Cool Runnings. But the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang were remarkable for numerous reasons, from surprise political truce between North and South Korea that saw them enter a united Korean team in women’s ice hockey and march together under a unification flag at the opening ceremony, and then of course some surprise results and the creation of some new sporting stars. In the article below, we’ll take a look at three of the biggest shocks and talking points of the 2018 games, to see what made them so special. Germany Beat Canada in Ice Hockey One of the most nailed on Gold medals you can predict at the Winter Olympics is that Canada will land the top prize in Ice Hockey – even if they don’t have access to their NHL stars, as was a big controversy in the country in the build-up to the games. Nevertheless, Canada has won gold no less than nine times, most recently in the 2010 and 2014 games, meanwhile, the last time Germany even made the medals was way back in 1976 when West Germany won bronze. So, when Canada simply had to beat Germany – who didn’t even qualify for Ice Hockey at the 2014 Olympics – to make their way...

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Top NFL Rookies to Watch in 2018

With the end of the preseason, training camps around the NFL are wrapped up. So too are the position battles that took place over the last month-and-a-half. So which rookies were successful in their attempt to beat out a veteran for a starting job? Here are 10 training camp battles that appear to have been won by players from this year’s rookie class. These rookies are NFL players to watch on 2018/9 season. Sam Darnold, Quarterback, New York Jets Jets head coach Todd Bowles reportedly wasn’t going to name a starting quarterback until next week, but it’s now confirmed that Sam Darnold will start over Josh McCown after a solid outing in the Jets’ third preseason game. The third overall pick led an 11-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to open the game against the New York Giants last week, and he finished 8 of 16 for 86 yards with a touchdown pass. Terrific opening drive orchestrated by Sam Darnold. He has to be a starter from Week 1, doesn’t he? #NYGvsNYJ — Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) August 24, 2018 Sam Darnold is the Jets' Week 1 starter. Book it. — Dan Hanzus (@DanHanzus) August 24, 2018 Touchdown. Sam Darnold to Terrelle Pryor. The #Jets have their Week 1 starter, folks. — Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) August 25, 2018 It’s also worth noting that between the three quarterbacks, Darnold has taken the most...

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How Jersey Champs Reached $2 Million in Sales

My name is Sean Kelly. I started a custom sports jersey company called Jersey Champs, and grew it to over 1.7 million followers and over 2 million dollars in sales in just two years. Here are 4 methods I used to grow Jersey Champs from the ground up. 1 Instagram Ads Through The Facebook Ads Manager Platform If you aren’t running Instagram Ads in 2018, you are simply behind. Facebook Ads provide extremely detailed targeting for any niche of your choosing and gets better as your website racks up more data. 2 Instagram Shoutouts Almost every big instagram page...

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Baseball Gloves in 2018 – from Baseball Express

Apart from the bat, the baseball glove (or mitt) is very likely the most important and recognizable piece of baseball equipment. Due to this reason, when you’re in the market for a new glove, the available selection is simply daunting and can make you fell anxious about picking a bad or wrong one. Luckily, there’s actually method to this madness and we will guide you step-by-step in picking the perfect glove for you. The very first criterion that we’ll need to address is your type of throw: left or right handed. Pretty straight forward: if you’re throwing with your right hand, then you’ll need a left hand glove and vice-versa. Then, the very next filter is the position you will be playing in, more specifically if you’re going to be infield or outfield. Just to get this out of the way: for the purpose of this article, we will consider pitchers as being infield. So, the difference generally lies in the length of the glove, with outfield players needing longer ones, as well as the size of the pocket which should be slightly larger for the outfielders. Infielders, pitchers included, need shorter, smaller gloves so the ball is easier to be taken out and thrown. From here on, things get a bit more complicated as we move on to the webbing shape/pattern, but since we already went through the...

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Facts Known Only To Baltimore Ravens

Ravens have not had a perfect performance for some time, but the fans have remained loyal to the club. The worst seasons at the M&T Bank stadium held in downtown Baltimore still managed to sell out all the tickets. The fans have obviously made it known that they are committed to showing loyalty to the club regardless of the current performance. These are some facts the raven fans will never compromise We belong to the best team Raven fans will never regard another club fan claiming they have a better team. The fans would rather point out the fact that their team has had more wins and hall of fame members than all other teams thus still the best. The Ravens fans also point out they are only 20 years in the game, and they have still never lost the super bowl. Truly the team has maintained a top position which is enviable; they had a wonderful run from 2008 to 2013. The worst team is the Steelers. They Raven fans identify Steelers as the worst team, pointing out their poor performances which have become the most disappointing act to watch during the games. Raven fans continue to bleed purple and blue regardless of the situation. Showing strong solidarity for their team raven fans have claimed that they are so immersed in the area of club support and they...

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Drug Addiction in Athletes: A Dangerous Trend

Drug abuse has become a significant issue of concern in the sports niche in recent times. Media stations have covered story after story of the scourge, and the different experimentation escapades with drugs among stars in various sporting disciplines. With news about athletes having accidents due to drunk driving, going into rehab, or overdosing on hard drugs being all too common, it seems like the problem of drug addiction within the athletic fraternity is a force to reckon with. Athletes are often under a lot of pressure to win and perform consistently to the best of their ability. This pressure leads them to experiment with drugs and frequently, the pressure metamorphoses into addiction. Also contributing to the drug addiction problem is the exorbitant salaries many athletes earn in short amounts of time. Consequently, the availability of money accords them easy access to expensive substances like cocaine and heroin, while also providing the right atmosphere to indulge. However, having a lot of disposable income is not the only reason athletes turn to drugs. There are many other causes as this article discusses. This article delves into the growing problem of drug addiction in sports. Causes of Drug Abuse Among Athletes To Get That Extra Boost of Performance Besides easy access, one of the most common reasons athletes start abusing drugs is to enhance their performance. The high-pressure environment of competitive...

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Online Betting: Best Bookmakers

There are few things in life that come close to the thrills of betting online. Which bookmakers are the best ones? The online sports betting industry constantly evolves and changes. It’s hard to keep up with what’s legal and safe these days. It’s also hard to know which online sports books are the most trustworthy and provide the best experience.  Historically, it’s been tough to find a sports betting site created and hosted in the USA.  However, with new laws being passed, that may soon change and American sports fans may find it easier to wager.  That’s why we put together this great list of some of the top sports betting sites. On sites as Onlinesportsbettingsites.uk you can take a look at top bookmakers. Here is a sampling of some of our top selections. Sportsbetting.AG Something that makes the Sportsbetting.ag online sports book special is that they divide sports into two main categories of main sports and other sports. All the major sports can be found in the section for main sports, including basketball, baseball, hockey, football, soccer, and tennis. The other sports include golf, auto racing, boxing, cricket, softball, MMA, rugby, darts, and eSports. SportsBetting.ag offers plenty of props and future bets for sports such as baseball, football, basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, and even cycling and politics. Sportsbetting.ag also offers a “Bonus for Life” guarantee that entitles every member...

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Complete Squad List Manchester United 2018-2019

Manchester United is one of the most successful clubs in England and Europe. Man United, also commonly abbreviated as MU, became the best club in England, with a total of 20 English League champions. The names of the latest Manchester United players at the moment are arguably a lot of quality players. In addition to success in the domestic league, MU also succeeded at the international level. On the European stage, the club dubbed The Red Devils has collected 3 Champions League titles. The number of trophies that MU achieved made this club have a lot of fans. MU...

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Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Updates

Minnesota Vikings training camp kicks off this week, so here are the best position battles to watch.  This should be a great season for the Vikings.  In fact, many online bookmakers suggest that this should be a year in which the Vikings win 10 or more games and claim the NFC North title. Third Running Back Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray will see the bulk of the playing time in the backfield in 2018. However, Jerick McKinnon wound up in San Francisco during free agency, leaving a hole in the running back depth chart. That spot is up for grabs as Mack Brown will compete with two undrafted free agents, Mike Boone from Cincinnati and Roc Thomas from Jacksonville State. Brown has the NFL experience that the other guys lack. He has spent time with the Houston Texans, Washington Redskins, and Minnesota Vikings in his NFL career but hasn’t seen the field much. Boone is a very athletic but very small back. His ability to play in space and his speed with the ball will give him the ability to fill McKinnon’s role in the offense. He didn’t post incredible numbers at Cincinnati, so he will have to prove himself over the next month. Thomas is a former four-star recruit who initially signed with Auburn. After limited playing time, Thomas transferred to Jacksonville State and dominated. He finished his...

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