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Betfair New Customer Offer: Chelsea to beat Newcastle United

Betfair New Customer Offer: Chelsea to beat Newcastle United

Football, Gambling
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has made a fine start to life in the English game, with the Blues hoping to make it three wins from three in the Premier League when they take on Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Chelsea sit on maximum points in the top-flight thanks to wins over Huddersfield Town and rivals Arsenal, with the London giants the firm favourites to defeat Rafa Benitez’s side. As a result, a bet on Chelsea to collect all three points is certainly worth a punt, with no better place than Betfair in the build-up to the clash in West London. The popular British bookmaker are offering new customers enhanced odds of 33/1 for Chelsea to come out on top, something which is well worth taking advantage of. Let’s take a closer look at the offer for those thinking
Here’s how to successfully bet on sports

Here’s how to successfully bet on sports

Football, Gambling
When we think about sports betting, all we desire is winning big. We want to be able to stake on the right games, with the best odds and hope that the results on the pitch go our way. This is a form of gambling that will keep you on the edge of your seat because you don’t just want your favorite team to win, you want it to win because you have money staked on it. So how can you become successful at sport betting? We seek to answer this question below. Use trusted information sources The first and most important tip in sports gambling is using trusted information sources. Sports betting is about having the correct insights from pre match analysis, to news, reviews and statistics about the teams you intend to stake your money on. Having the right information will enable you be able to m
The top 5 crazy sports betting wins

The top 5 crazy sports betting wins

Football, Gambling
Sports betting has been growing in popularity over the past couple of years attracting gambling enthusiasts world over. The fact that betting sites allow players to stake on various sporting events from football, to horseracing, to tennis and many more has attracted many. The beauty about gambling in sports is that you don’t have to stake a lot of money. Players are free to stake amounts they are comfortable with, yet are still able to win big if they have the right strategy. Let’s take a quick look at the top 5 crazy sports betting wins. Mick Gibbs earns 500,000£ from 30 pence Mick Gibbs from Safford, England put up a wager of 30 pence on a multiple bet that relied on 15 football results from various leagues across the world going his way. In total, the odds were heavily stacked agai
Here is a list of 6 famous athletes convicted of sexual assault

Here is a list of 6 famous athletes convicted of sexual assault

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Many athletes are known because of their on-field antics and this is what earns them their fame and even fortune. However, a number of famous athletes have gone on to tarnish their images because of off-field antics that caused them disrepute and even ended their budding careers prematurely. We take a look at 6 famous athletes who have been convicted of sexual assault. This list entails professional athletes from various leagues and sports across the world. #NFL player Darren Sharper Former NFL player cum TV analyst Darren Sharper was recently charged with sexually assaulting two women in California. The Los Angeles District Attorney's office believe that he drugged and raped the women, and it’s suspected that he did the same to other women in the states Louisiana, Arizona and Nev
8 famous professional athletes charged with tax fraud

8 famous professional athletes charged with tax fraud

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It’s no secret that athletes are among the highest earning professionals today. However, with the high salaries and big money endorsement deals, comes high taxes, something some athletes find very frustrating. To them, it feels like they are giving their respective governments too much of their hard earned cash. Some have been tempted to hide some of their income from their respective governments. Over the years, there have been a number of high profile cases where famous professional athletes have been charged and even convicted for various tax offences. Let’s take a look at 8 cases that made the headlines. #8 Basketball star Anthony Mason Basketball star Anthony Mason was charged in 2012 with failing to pay up to $1.8 million in taxes to the IRA. The NBA world was shocked by thi
Football – The 10 most expensive transfers

Football – The 10 most expensive transfers

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Football is undoubtedly the most popular game in the world. This popularity has resulted in a huge competition for world dominance of the sport by various football clubs with their owners showing their willingness to break the bank in order to sign the best players. We take a look at the 10 most expensive transfers in football so far. #10Luis Suarez with a transfer fee of €82 million Spanish giants Barcelona coughed out a cool €82 million to sign Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez from English giants Liverpool FC. This deal paid off as Suarez has since been a goal scoring machine for Barcelona, lifting the European Golden Shoe in the 2015-16 season. #9 Virgil van Dijk with a transfer fee of €84.5 million In an effort to bolster their squad, English giants Liverpool FC spent €84.5 million
Top 10 highest paying sports teams

Top 10 highest paying sports teams

Football
In our previous post, we looked into the list of the top 5 best paid athletes in the world for the year 2017. This time round, we seek to analyze the top 10 list of the highest paying sports teams in the world. This data is courtesy of a global sports salary survey that was published by Sporting Intelligence that compares player’s salaries from the first team, across 348 teams from 18 different sports leagues from around the world. #10 The New Orleans Pelicans at $7.88 million At number 10 on our list is National Basketball Association team, New Orleans Pelicans that had an average annual pay per player of $7.88 million in 2017, with the highest paid player earning $24.9 million. #9 Real Madrid at $8.09 million At number 9 on our list is Spanish football giants, Real Madrid that had an
These are the top 5 best paid athletes

These are the top 5 best paid athletes

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It’s no secret that sports payswell especially if you are one of the best players in the world. The numbers actually don’t lie as we’ll see in the list below highlighting the top 5 best paid athletes in the world and the millions of dollars they raked in in 2017 from both salaries and endorsements from big brands. #1 Cristiano Ronaldo at $93 million At the top of the list of best paid athletes is 33-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo for the second year in a row. 2017 was a good year for the Real Madrid striker as he was named by FIFA as the best player in the world for the fourth time in his career. He also led his club to their second successive Champions league trophy as well as the Spanish La Liga title, and also signed a number of endorsement deals with various sponsorship brands. All these
This is why China is angling to become a football powerhouse

This is why China is angling to become a football powerhouse

Football
The past couple of months have seen a huge financial investment by football clubs in China to recruit star players from English, European as well as south American football leagues. In less than a year, Chinese clubs have splashed out over $400 million on the purchase of players.The football world is curious as to why China would all of a sudden inject this much investment in their football industry. This article seeks to explore some of the reasons why China is angling to become a football powerhouse. Football is part of the Chinese government’s growth agenda China successfully organized the 2008 Olympics which were held in Beijing and this helped put this nation on the global sporting radar as the Olympics is one of the highest ranking sporting events in the world. This was a huge a
These are the top 3 racism incidents that have shaken the football world

These are the top 3 racism incidents that have shaken the football world

Football
Football is a beautiful game, and among the major sporting events that have helped unite different people from all over the world. This being one of the only games to be played in all the continents of the world, means that the sport transcends racial, social, economic as well as spiritual backgrounds. This is what is expected in an ideal world. However, this beautiful game of football has not been spared from the ugliness of racism. We take a look at 3 of the top racism incidents that have shaken the football world. 1 Ivorian defender Marco Andre Zorro abused by Inter Millan fans On 27th November 2005, while playing for Italian Club Messina against fellow Italian team Inter Millan, Ivorian defender Marco Andre Zorro brought worldwide attention to the issue of racism in football w...