Friday, May 14, 2010

Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles Live Match Preview and Predictions


Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles Live Odds: The MLB match between Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles will kick off on May 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland.

Coming off their first winning series in almost two weeks, the Baltimore Orioles are feeling confident.

The Orioles look to match a season high with their third straight victory in the opener of a home series with the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.

One day after snapping a three-game skid with a 5-2 win over Seattle, Baltimore (11-24) rallied for a 6-5 win on Thursday for their first series victory since sweeping Boston from April 30-May 2.

The Indians (13-19) had their third-game winning streak snapped with a 6-4 loss at Kansas City on Thursday. Asdrubal Cabrera had three hits including his sixth home run, but Cleveland couldn't hold an early 3-0 lead against reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke.

Cleveland's Justin Masterson (0-3, 5.23) tries a seventh time to win his first game of the year.

Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles Match Schedule

Match: Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

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Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins Live Odds – NHL Playoffs Game 7


Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins Live Odds: The NHL Playoffs match between Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins will kick off on May 14, 2010 at 7:00 PM ET. The venue for this match is TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.

Now the Boston Bruins know how the Philadelphia Flyers felt the past week. Win or put away the skates for the season.

Like the Flyers after they lost the first three games of their Eastern Conference semifinal, the Bruins are determined not to let three straight losses affect them in Friday night's Game 7. There's no more leeway for either team anymore.

The 7-seeded Flyers will visit the 6-seeded Boston Bruins on Friday at 7 p.m. Eastern in an attempt to complete an improbably comeback in the 2010 NHL Playoffs second round. Philadelphia is already the first team since 1975 to force a game 7 after trailing in the series 3-0. The Philadelphia Flyers knocked off Boston 2-1 last night to force the game 7.

Six years ago, Boston was celebrating one of the greatest comebacks in sports history as the Boston Red Sox became only the third team in professional sports history to win a playoff series after losing the first three games.

Now the Boston Bruins know how the Philadelphia Flyers felt the past week: Win or put away the skates for the season.

Like the Flyers after they lost the first three games of the Eastern Conference semifinal series, the Bruins are determined not to let three consecutive losses affect them in Friday night's Game 7.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins Match Schedule

Match: Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins

Time: 7:00 PM ET

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

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Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Live Odds, Preview and Picks

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Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Live Odds: The MLB match between Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees will kick off on May 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM ET. This match is scheduled Yankee Stadium, New York, NY.

While the Minnesota Twins expect to be in the postseason, they're confident the defending World Series champion New York Yankees will be there as well.

Facing the Yankees for the first time since getting swept in last season's AL division series, the AL Central-leading Twins will try to snap an eight-game slide in the Bronx on Friday.

After a one-year absence, the New York Yankees are back in the postseason for the 14th time in the last 15 years, as they begin their quest towards an unprecedented 27th World Series title with an American League Division Series matchup against the Minnesota Twins.

Minnesota, which was seven games out of first place on Labor Day, is also the first team to claim a postseason berth trailing by three with four games to play.

Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Match Schedule

Match: Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York, NY

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Boxing Betting: Cristobal Cruz vs Orlando Salido IBF Featherweight Title

Who will win IBF featherweight title? Cristobal Cruz? Or Orlando Salido?. Watch the Cristobal Cruz vs. Orlando Salido Title Fight Live on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Two strongest fighters in boxing are surfacing up to claim the victory Cristobal Cruz will face Orlando Salido at Ciudad Obregon, Mexico for IBF featherweight title.

Cristobal Cruz having a record of 39 wins, 11 losses, 2 draws and 23KOs and Orlando Salido having 33 wins, 10 losses, 2 draws and 22 KOs.

Cristobal Cruz vs Orlando Salido Match Schedule


Weight division: featherweights
Players: Cristobal Cruz (39-11-2, 23 KOs),
               Orlando Salido (33-10-2, 22 KOs)
Date: 15 May 2010, Friday
Location: Ciudad Obregon, Mexico

2010 Preakness Stakes Post Positions, Entries and Odds

The second jewel in the Triple Crown goes off on Saturday, as Calvin Borel and Super Saver look to be the first Triple Crown winning combo in 32 years.

Borel actually won the Preakness last year on Rachel Alexandra as an 8/5 favorite from the 13th post – the first horse to ever win from the outside post.

This year, Borel is aboard Super Saver, who came into the Kentucky Derby in the middle of the pack to take a spectacular win in the mud at Churchill Downs. Keep an eye on the weather for this weekend at Pimlico, as this horse loves to run in the slop.

Other notable contenders are the other top finishers at Churchill Downs, including Derby favorite Lookin at Lucky who starts from the 7th post position and and Paddy O’Prado who comes out of the 10th hole.

Here are the latest post positions and opening Preakness Stakes odds:


Post Horse Odds Jockey
1 Aikenite  20-1 J. Castellano 
2 Schoolyard Dreams  15-1 E. Coa 
3 Pleasant Prince  20-1 J. Leparoux 
4 Northern Giant  30-1 T. Thompson 
5 Yawanna Twist  30-1 E. Prado 
6 Jackson Bend  12-1 M. Smith 
7 Lookin At Lucky  3-1 M. Garcia 
8 Super Saver 5-2 5-2 C. Borel 
9 Caracortado 10-1 10-1 P. Atkinson 
10 Paddy O’Prado 9-2 9-2 K. Desormeaux 
11 First Dude 20-1 20-1 R. Dominguez 
12 Dublin 10-1 10-1 G. Gomez 

The 2010 Preakness Stakes betting odds: The Jockeys

The 2010 Preakness Stakes betting odds haven’t yet been finalized, but already Sports Betting is giving you a taste of the horse racing odds action that’s coming on May 15. While we have pony action all year round, you know that there’s nothing like Triple Crown betting. Can Super Saver win the second leg and set up a frenzied Belmont Stakes betting race? That remains to be seen. In the meantime, here’s a look at which jockeys have Preakness betting experience. Remember, not all of these horses have confirmed at the moment. These are the experienced jockeys who MAY be riding in the Preakness Stakes.

Calvin Borel (Super Saver odds) – He has one Preakness Stakes win under his belt, as well as a runner-up finish at the Triple Crown race. He’s one of the reasons Super Saver is a strong horse racing play.

Kent Desormeaux (Paddy O’Prado odds) – He is a two-time winner of the Preakness and is aboard a horse that had a good showing at the Kentucky Derby.

Javier Castellano (Aikenite odds) – Javier has a 2006 Preakness win under his belt, but isn’t aboard one of the field favorites this time around. Still, you have to respect a previous winner.

John Velazquez (A Little Warm odds) – John has 3 fifth place finishes in Preakness Stakes betting. He’s not expected to have a strong shot at winning, but at least the experience is there.


Mike Smith (Jackson Bend odds) – With 11 starts at the Preakness already under his belt, Smith does also have one win. He could be a big factor on May 15.

Robby Albarado (Hurricane Ike odds) – Robby has 8 starts at the Preakness Stakes, with his only win coming in 2007. You have to like experience.

Ramon Dominguez (First Dude odds) – Ramon has 7 Preakness races to his credit, with his best finish being in seventh place.

Edgar Prado (Yawanna Twist odds) – Edgar has an astounding 13 starts at the Preakness Stakes. He has finished fourth 4 times. You know he will be desperate for one more crack at the winner’s circle.

There are many more jockeys in the field, but none have the Preakness betting experience that this bunch has.

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Live Odds – Baseball Betting Preview


Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Live Odds: The MLB match between Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers will kick off on May 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan.

The Detroit Tigers have won each of their last three home series -- all against 2009 playoff teams -- and the club has a chance to complete an impressive run against some of the AL's elite this weekend.

The Boston Red Sox, meanwhile, are still trying to prove they belong in that category this year, and they'll begin a challenging portion of their schedule Friday night in Detroit.

The Tigers (20-15) barely missed out on the postseason last year, losing a one-game playoff for the AL Central title at Minnesota.

The Red Sox shouldn't be looking ahead to their upcoming matchups with the Yankees, however, as Detroit has registered an impressive 12-4 record at Comerica Park so far this year and just dealt New York three losses in four games held in the Motor City. Two of those victories came via shutout, including a 6-0 triumph in Thursday's finale.

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Match Schedule

Match: Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan

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Los Angeles Angels Vs Oakland Atheletics Baseball Odds

Los Angeles Angels Vs Oakland Atheletics Baseball Odds

Oakland scored 22 runs in that set, but managed two total in losing its last two games at Texas. The A’s had just seven hits in a 2-1, 12-inning loss to the Rangers on Thursday.

Jake Fox(notes) had three hits and Kevin Kouzmanoff(notes) added two in the finale. Kouzmanoff is hitting .333 in his last 10 games, and is 4 for 12 with a homer versus the Angels this season.

Oakland has a chance to get its offense going again while facing Joe Saunders(notes) (1-5, 6.19) on Friday. For More information reach out our sportsbook

Baseball Picks San Diego Padres Vs Los Angeles Dodgers

San Diego Padres Vs Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Picks:

San Diego (22-12) leads the majors with a 2.61 ERA, helping it take a 3 1/2-game lead in the NL West over San Francisco.

The Padres swept a key three-game series with the Giants this week, winning the finale 1-0 on Thursday behind an exceptional performance from Mat Latos.

The right-hander threw a one-hitter with no walks, allowing a sixth-inning infield single that deflected off him, and drove in the lone run. All five San Diego starters have an ERA below 4.00.

The Padres concluded a 5-1 trip and are now opening a five-game stretch at home, where they have a 2.01 ERA. To Read more ..Check out our Baseball Betting Picks

Baseball Betting Houston Astros Vs San Francisco Giants

San Francisco (18-15) scored four runs in getting swept in three games by San Diego this week, losing 1-0 in the series finale Thursday. The Giants batted .183 and struck out 15 times against the NL West-leading Padres.

No team in the majors has scored fewer runs than Houston’s 104. The Astros, however, have put together their best four-game stretch during this win streak with 23 runs after completing a three-game sweep at St. Louis with a 4-1 win Thursday. For baseball betting check out the betting odds.

The Astros will be facing a different Giants lineup since Edgar Renteria is on the disabled list with a groin strain. Renteria went 8 for 11 in last month’s series.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Live Picks and Odds – Baseball Betting


Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Live Baseball Betting Picks: The MLB match between Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs will kick off on May 14, 2010 at 2:20 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois.

Runs have been hard to come by for the Cubs and Pirates. With the way Chicago's Tom Gorzelanny and Pittsburgh's Brian Burres are pitching, it looks like this trend could continue.

After being swept last week in Pittsburgh, the Cubs hope to exact some revenge Friday when they open a three-game home series against a Pirates team trying to avoid losing its fifth in a row.

The Cubs are a classic ‘public’ team and you’ll always pay a premium to back them–particularly at Wrigley Field. Consider this fact–since 1997 the Cubs are 567-512 at home. Had you bet on the Cubs in every one of these home games you’d have lost -121.7 units.

Pittsburgh swept the Cubs last week at home, and Brian Burres pitched 7 innings allowing 3 hits and no earned runs. That was his second straight start without allowing an earned run. Gorzelanny has a decent 2.83 ERA this season, but the Cubs have lost 5 of his 6 starts.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Match Schedule

Match: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs

Time: 2:20 PM ET

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

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Jurgen Melzer vs Nicolas Almagro Preview - ATP Madrid Masters Quarter Finals

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Jurgen Melzer vs Nicolas Almagro Live Match Preview: The ATP Madrid Masters quarter final tennis match between Jurgen Melzer and Nicolas Almagro will kick off on May 14, 2010. The venue for this match is Madrid, Spain.

Jugen Melzer pulled off a big shock yesterday when he beat sixth seed Fernando Verdasco in straight sets but it seems the Madrileno decided not to retire in front of his home fans and played the match with an injured ankle strapped up. Melzer still played well enough and got the job done but a fully fit clay specialist Nicolas Almagro will be a much tough test.

Almagro comfortably blew away Juan Monaco yesterday and with the Spanish crowd behind once more this afternoon I would fancy him to get the better of Melzer in this one with a straight sets win pretty likely.

In Madrid both are on good form and theoretically the spot in the semis is up for grabs. It will come down to which player will be the better player today.

Almagro has home edge and that will be a huge advantage providing he gets off to a good start. Almagro to win in straight sets is offered at 5/6 while a three-set win is trading at 3/1.

Jurgen Melzer vs Nicolas Almagro Match Schedule

Match: Jurgen Melzer vs Nicolas Almagro

Tournament: ATP Madrid Masters

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: Madrid, Spain

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Jelena Jankovic vs Aravane Rezai WTA Madrid Opens Quarter Finals Preview

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Jelena Jankovic vs Aravane Rezai Live Match Preview: The WTA Madrid Opens quarter final tennis match between Jelena Jankovic and Aravane Rezai will kick off on May 14, 2010. The venue for this match is Madrid, Spain.

Jelena Jankovic thrashed local favourite Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2 6-0 to make the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open but it was a gutsy display from Aravane Rezai that caught the eye on Thursday.

Seventh-seed Jankovic got over a shaky start to the tournament, when she was taken to three sets by Serbian compatriot Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday, and made light work of her Spanish opponent on centre court.

Rezai's power and aggression unsettled her taller opponent throughout, but her haste to finish off the match almost cost her dear in the second-set tiebreak.

Rezai has also beaten Klara Zakopalova and Andrea Petkovic on her route to the quarterfinals, winning both matches in straight sets. However, she’s unlikely to get past Jankovic without producing something special.

Jelena Jankovic vs Aravane Rezai Match Schedule

Match: Jelena Jankovic vs Aravane Rezai

Tournament: WTA Madrid Opens

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: Madrid, Spain

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Venus Williams vs Samantha Stosur Live Odds WTA Madrid Opens


Venus Williams vs Samantha Stosur Live Odds: The WTA Madrid Opens quarter final tennis match between Venus Williams and Samantha Stosur will kick off on May 14, 2010. The venue for this match is Madrid, Spain.

Samantha Stosur have been in a great form for a so long period as during in the clay season of 2010 she has lost only from Justine Henin. Charleston and Stuttgart, two deserved titles but if we'll draw a litter bit some attention to her opponents than we could see that her games have been not so difficult beside the victory against Vera Zvonareva from Charleston.

Venus did looked great so far here at Madrid as she has been more in control in her games than Stosur. All in all, Stosur done a great job winning two tournaments, there are no doubts about her great serve, forehand and net play but playing against Venus is just another thing, a much more difficult task.

Going to take a bit of a punt on Samantha Stosur today to see off former No. 1 Venus Williams. Venus to her credit as stuck at it this year a little better than her sister Serena, who to me still looks out of shape and tired.

Venus Williams vs Samantha Stosur Match Schedule

Match: Venus Williams vs Samantha Stosur

Tournament: WTA Madrid Opens

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: Madrid, Spain

Venus Williams vs Samantha Stosur Live Betting Odds

Andy Murray vs David Ferrer Preview and Live Odds

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Andy Murray vs David Ferrer Live Odds: The ATP Madrid Masters quarter final tennis match between Andy Murray and David Ferrer will kick off on May 14, 2010. The venue for this match is Madrid, Spain.

The Spaniard ended Murray's tournament in Rome a fortnight ago with a 6-3, 6-4 third-round victory before going on to reach the final, where he lost to compatriot Rafael Nadal.

That defeat left Murray with just one win in three tournaments heading into this week's Madrid Open, but the world No 4 has picked up back-to-back victories in the Spanish capital after defeating Juan Ignacio Chela and Victor Hanescu in his first two matches.

Andy Murray managed to cruise through to the ATP Madrid Masters quarter finals yesterday with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over his Romanian opponent, Victor Hanescu. Hanescu is not a clay court specialist, but Murray should be upbeat with the composed and precise manner in which he managed to beat him.

This match should be one of the closest of the tournament, and both players have the ability to win this event.

Andy Murray vs David Ferrer Match Schedule

Match: Andy Murray vs David Ferrer

Tournament: ATP Madrid Masters

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: Madrid, Spain

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Rafael Nadal vs Gael Monfils Live Picks and Preview - ATP Quarter Finals

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Rafael Nadal vs Gael Monfils Live Picks: The ATP Madrid Masters tennis match between Rafael Nadal and Gael Monfils will kick off on May 14, 2010. The venue for this match is Madrid, Spain.

Rafael Nadal will continue his effort to capture a history-making 18th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 shield, as he takes on Gael Monfils in the quarterfinal round of the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open this afternoon.

Rafael holds a 5-1 head-to-head advantage over his quarterfinal-round French opponent. The players last met at the 2009 US Open, where a round of 16 clash went to the Mallorcan in four sets.

Nadal shows no signs of tiring at the moment, and his movement looks rapid as usual. He looks like an irresistible force on clay, and the topspin that he generates on his forehand can confuse and worry almost any opponent. He goes into his quarter final matchup against Gael Monfils unbeaten on clay this season, and on course to win back the ATP Madrid Masters title that he five years ago.

Rafael Nadal vs Gael Monfils Match Schedule

Match: Rafael Nadal vs Gael Monfils

Tournament: ATP Madrid Masters

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: Madrid, Spain

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Roger Federer vs Ernests Gulbis Live Odds and Picks - ATP Madrid Masters 2010

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Roger Federer vs Ernests Gulbis Live Odds: The ATP Madrid Masters tennis match between Roger Federer and Ernests Gulbis will kick off on May 14, 2010. The venue for this match is Madrid, Spain.

Roger looks very relaxed this year, he isn't playing with his power, and just walking on court. He is playing only on his serve, and on opponents serve he looks very weak really.

Federer has not been playing well recently as he lost last week in a 250 level tournament (ATP Estoril) to Albert Montanes prior to the final of that tournament. Even so you have to wonder how long the world number 1 will remain in a slump before he bursts out again.

Yesterday he won with Wawrinka very easy, but he know everything of Wawrinka style, because he is his wifes brother, and Rogers sparing partner, so for Roger was very easy to play against him.

Gulbis is in great form, he is flying high, and looks very well on his serve, he outplayed Roger about two week ago in Rome Roger Federer 2-6 6-1 7-5. I watched that game, and Gulbis really dominated over Federrer, I don't think that Roger will play worse than he played in Rome, and looks more motivated lately. But to brak Gulbis serves will be not easy for him, and I think this game can go on over 21.5 very easy.

Roger Federer vs Ernests Gulbis Match Schedule

Match: Roger Federer vs Ernests Gulbis

Tournament: ATP Madrid Masters

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: Madrid, Spain

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Pakistan vs Australia 2nd Semi Final Live Picks ICC World Twenty20

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Pakistan vs Australia 2nd Semi Final Live Picks: The second semi final of ICC World Twenty20 between Pakistan and Australia will kick off on May 14, 2010 at 15:30 GMT. The venue for this match is Beausejour Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, St Lucia.

Pakistan is the defending champion in the tournament. In fact, they are the only team who appeared in the final of the previous two T20 world cup tournaments. So, many would see them favorite against Australia.

However, Aussies are in excellent form so far as they did not lose any of their 5 matches in the tournament. In fact, Australia defeated Pakistan convincingly by 34 runs in the group stage and it looks the Aussies are now full of confidence on the back of 5-match winning streak.

Pakistan vs Australia 2nd Semi Final Match Schedule

Match: Pakistan vs Australia 2nd Semi Final

Time: 15:30 GMT

Date: May 14, 2010

Venue: Beausejour Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Teams:

Pakistan (From): Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal(w), Khalid Latif, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi(c), Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Aamer, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Asif, Abdur Rehman, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Sami, Hammad Azam

Australia (From): David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke(c), David Hussey, Cameron White, Brad Haddin(w), Michael Hussey, Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Dirk Nannes, Shaun Tait, Nathan Hauritz, Ryan Harris, Daniel Christian, Tim Paine

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