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Commonwealth Games: This week I start a relay that will cover 118,000 miles, 70 nations and territories in just 288 days, Sport

Commonwealth Games: This week I start a relay that will cover 118,000 miles, 70 nations and territories in just 288 days

The Queen’s Baton Relay is the official journey that invites each Commonwealth Country to the Games.

By | Sport | Monday, 7 October 2013 at 8:00 am

iBet: Tromso May Concentrate On Trying To Stay Up, Sport

iBet: Tromso May Concentrate On Trying To Stay Up

Swansea like to play the possession game and European football seems to suit them. The also have a manager who is sure to give the competition a go.

By | Sport | Thursday, 3 October 2013 at 2:01 am

iBet: Watch City V Bayern, Bet In Moscow!, Sport

iBet: Watch City V Bayern, Bet In Moscow!

The game to watch tonight is surely Manchester City V Bayern Munich. But I can’t call it from either a match odds, goals, bookings or corners perspective and better value might lie in the relatively low-key game in Moscow, where two teams who are particularly tight at the back go head to head.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 2 October 2013 at 2:01 am

iBet: Lightning Unlikely To Strike Twice At Celtic Park, Sport

iBet: Lightning Unlikely To Strike Twice At Celtic Park

Purists might want to tune into the Arsenal V Napoli clash tonight but for a bet it might be better to head to Celtic Park where I expect Barcelona to beat Celtic.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 at 6:42 pm

iBet: Expect Goals As Basle Take On Schalke, Sport

iBet: Expect Goals As Basle Take On Schalke

Swiss Superleague leaders Basle continue to be under-rated by the bookmakers and their games tend to feature goals. Those with a long memory may recall that they beat Manchester United at home in Group C in 2011 and drew 3-3 at Old Trafford in a game they probably deserved to win.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 at 2:01 am

iBet: Villa Unlikely To Get Anything From City Encounter, Sport

iBet: Villa Unlikely To Get Anything From City Encounter

It’s been quite a slow burn start to the season with some of the big teams faltering, but Manchester City went up several gears in their demolition of rivals Manchester United on Sunday and it’s very hard to see Aston Villa living with them for long.

By | Sport | Saturday, 28 September 2013 at 12:10 pm

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

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