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Taiwanese baseball gets another chance at redemption, Notebook

Taiwanese baseball gets another chance at redemption

Taiwan loves it baseball as much or even more than Japan and perhaps even the US, which has competing loyalties from pro football and the NBA. But it has been rocked in recent years by scandal and corruption that sent several players and even a politician to prison for fixing games.

By | Notebook, Sport | Friday, 27 September 2013 at 4:00 am

iBet: Is Ruler Of The World The Forgotten Arc Horse?, Sport

iBet: Is Ruler Of The World The Forgotten Arc Horse?

With all the Arc de Triumph trials now run and the race now only eight days away, the betting for the Longchamp spectacular now has a settled look.

By | Sport | Friday, 27 September 2013 at 2:01 am

iBet: Capital One Cup Squad Rotation Usually Leads To Goals, Sport

iBet: Capital One Cup Squad Rotation Usually Leads To Goals

History tells us to expect goals in all Premier League third round ties of the Capital One Cup. There have been 58 goals in 18 such games over the last five years – an average of more than three per game.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at 2:01 am

On The Road at the Tour of Britain: We thought Bradley Wiggins might stop to personally thank fans for coming out, Sport

On The Road at the Tour of Britain: We thought Bradley Wiggins might stop to personally thank fans for coming out

What a week it’s been! Driving rain in Scotland, stunning scenery in Wales and Yorkshire, and the amazing experience of racing through London. All the way through, the racing has been fierce.

By | Sport | Monday, 23 September 2013 at 4:24 pm

iBet: Lambert’s Approach On The Road Usually Leads To Goals, Sport

iBet: Lambert’s Approach On The Road Usually Leads To Goals

I’m not convinced the bookies know how to price Villa games up. Since winning at The Emirates (at 10/1) Paul Lambert’s men have lost unluckily at Chelsea, and lost comprehensively at home to Liverpool and Newcastle.

By | Sport | Saturday, 21 September 2013 at 2:01 am

Beautiful Horizon – How Belo Horizonte became the football capital of Brazil in 2013, Football

Beautiful Horizon – How Belo Horizonte became the football capital of Brazil in 2013

There might still be sixteen games left of this Brasileirão season, but last night’s celebrations of almost 50,000 Cruzeiro fans after a 3-0 win over closest rivals Botafogo had a definite ‘put the champagne on ice’ feel.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 2:32 pm

iBet: Spurs Have The Depth To Go Far In Europa League, Sport

iBet: Spurs Have The Depth To Go Far In Europa League

The danger of betting on the Europa League is not knowing how seriously managers are going to take the competition, but Spurs have such a deep squad of quality players now that they could put out a second team and still be extremely competitive.

By | Sport | Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 2:01 am

Via the World: Just 100 miles from shore – but this is the hardest part, Notebook

Via the World: Just 100 miles from shore – but this is the hardest part

Changing destination was the best option for me to reach land under my own power and (relatively) swiftly and safely, but it was still a big decision to head into the more serious waters of the North. Exciting though.

By | Notebook, Sport | Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at 5:55 pm

iBet: Classy Dortmund Could Be Worth Opposing In Napoli, Sport

iBet: Classy Dortmund Could Be Worth Opposing In Napoli

In a meeting between two teams who have lost some of their star quality over the summer, it may pay to side with the home team here.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at 2:01 am

On The Road: Tour of Britain – Up Hill and Down Dale, Sport

On The Road: Tour of Britain – Up Hill and Down Dale

I think it’s been a shock, again, to see just how much you British love cycling! As a sport long dominated by continental Europe, the march of ‘Les Anglais’ has been an unstoppable force for a few years now.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 at 2:16 pm

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