Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Live Odds and Predictions


Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Live Basketball Odds: The Game 2 NBA match between Phoenix Suns and LA Lakers will kick off on May 19, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET. This match will takes place at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA.

After enduring their largest blowout loss in four months in the Western Conference finals opener, the Phoenix Suns don't have to begin Game 2 way behind the guys in the yellow jerseys.

The NBA Game 2 is set on fire! After a winning moment of Lakers in the game one the Suns is on in the test of their gaming strategy. Knowing the Suns was an unexpected team to reach the conference final but now they are tested by their opposing team by defeating them in the NBA Game 1 Conference Final.

Now this Game two of NBA Western Series, would it be the 2nd opportunity for the Lakers to take a 2-0 lead or would it be an effective adjustment gaming strategy for the Suns to poses their first win and take the game on tie by 1-1 standing?

The Suns forward, who promised physical play against the Lakers' bulky frontcourt before the series, was unimpressed by Lamar Odom, who had 19 points and 19 rebounds off the Lakers' bench in the opener.

Phoenix Suns vs LA Lakers Match Schedule

Match: Phoenix Suns vs LA Lakers

Time: 9:00 PM ET

Date: May 19, 2010

Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Live Odds, Preview and Predictions

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Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Live Odds: The MLB match between Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates will kick off on May 19, 2010 at 7:05 PM ET. This match is scheduled at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A chance to face the Pittsburgh Pirates is generally an opportunity the Milwaukee Brewers relish. The last time these teams met, though, the Pirates snapped a few embarrassing streaks.

Right now, the Brewers are entrenched in a humiliating streak of their own.

Milwaukee tries to avoid a ninth consecutive loss Wednesday night in the opener of a two-game set at PNC Park, where it outscored the Pirates 36-1 to sweep a three-game series last month.

The Brewers (15-24) came into Tuesday's game at Cincinnati having lost seven straight -- their longest skid since dropping 10 in a row Aug. 25-Sept. 3, 2006 -- but looked well on their way to ending the slump with a two-run, ninth-inning lead.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Match Schedule

Match: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 19, 2010

Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Live Picks and Predictions


Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Baseball Betting Picks: The MLB match between Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians will kick off on May 19, 2010 at 7:05 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio.

Returning home to face Kansas City might be what the injury-plagued Cleveland Indians need to get back on track.

The Indians look to avoid a third straight loss when they open a two-game set against the Royals on Wednesday night.

Cleveland (15-22) concluded a 4-4 road trip with a 6-2 loss at Tampa Bay on Tuesday. That trip started with the Indians taking two of three from Kansas City last week.

Branyan, who opened the season on the disabled with a herniated disc, is 2 or 3 with a double against Kansas City's scheduled starter Gil Meche (0-4, 7.17 ERA).

Cleveland (15-22) concluded a 4-4 road trip with a 6-2 loss at Tampa Bay on Tuesday. That trip started with the Indians taking two of three from Kansas City last week.

The Indians, however, had both shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and center fielder Grady Sizemore in that series against the Royals (15-25). They might not have either near the top of their order Wednesday.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Match Schedule

Match: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 19, 2010

Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

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MLB Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Gunning for a Victory

Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees on Wednesday both these teams will meet each other for a gunning victory at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay can bolster its early lead on the Yankees and extend its latest winning streak to five on Wednesday night, but to do so the Rays will need to end a string of six straight losses in the Bronx.

New York (25-14) has begun defense of its World Series title in strong fashion only to be overshadowed by the Rays, who are the only team in the majors with a better record.

Tampa Bay (28-11) dropped two of three to the Yankees at home from April 9-11, but manager Joe Maddon’s team - already with a three-game lead - has a chance to make a statement in New York before beginning interleague play.

“It’s going to be fun going up there, as it should be,” said Maddon, whose team has gone 15-4 on the road in 2010 but was outscored 31-12 while losing its last six in the Bronx last season.

“You want to be on the top. You want to play the best teams. You want to play in the best division. I think it’s great,” Maddon added. “Our guys will be ready for it. Our game’s a pretty good game right now. We haven’t hit to our potential yet, but we’ve been doing everything else.”

Brilliant pitching has been the foundation of the majors’ best start since Boston was 28-11 in 2002. David Price and four relievers held Cleveland to six hits in a 6-2 win Tuesday, lowering Tampa Bay’s team ERA to 2.69 - the best in the AL.

Wade Davis (3-3, 3.38 ERA) has played a role, although the rookie will be trying to avoid a third straight loss. He has held Oakland and Seattle to three runs each in his last two starts, but has gotten minimal run support in that stretch.

Davis has yet to pitch at Yankee Stadium, but New York has already beaten him twice in St. Petersburg, with Davis posting a 5.73 ERA in the two outings.

“I just want us to play the same kind of game we’ve been playing to this point,” Maddon said. “I don’t like to say: `We’re playing the Yankees, you’ve got to play a better game.’”

The Rays, however, have had major problems figuring out the Yankees’ scheduled starter.

A.J. Burnett has won four straight starts against Tampa Bay and is 6-0 with a 1.76 ERA in his last seven. He held the Rays to two runs in seven innings of a 7-3 win April 11.

Burnett (4-1, 3.31) did not factor in the decision Friday night against Minnesota, although he worked 6 2-3 innings and allowed three runs - two earned - in an 8-4 win.

The banged-up Yankees will try to regroup quickly after squandering a 5-0 lead in Tuesday’s 7-6 home loss to Boston, with Mariano Rivera allowing a go-ahead hit for the second straight outing. New York fell to 13-4 at Yankee Stadium and will now try to avoid its first back-to-back losses there.

The team remained without Nick Swisher (biceps) and Jorge Posada (foot) on Tuesday, and Curtis Granderson and Nick Johnson are on the disabled list.

The Yankees still enter this series leading the majors in runs (225) and on-base percentage (.365). Alex Rodriguez has led the way lately, going 8 for 20 (.400) with two homers and nine RBIs in five games on this homestand.

Rodriguez is 3 for 6 (.500) with a homer against Davis.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 4 straight games.
Team records:
Tampa Bay: 28-11 SU
New York: 25-14 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

New York most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

MLB: Kansas City vs Cleveland Live

Cleveland (15-22) concluded a 4-4 road trip with a 6-2 loss at Tampa Bay on Tuesday. That trip started with the Indians taking two of three from Kansas City last week.

The Indians, however, had both shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and center fielder Grady Sizemore in that series against the Royals (15-25). They might not have either near the top of their order Wednesday.

Cabrera will undergo surgery after suffering a broken forearm Monday. Jason Donald went 2 for 3 in his major league debut in place of Cabrera on Tuesday.

“If he can do that every day, we’re in heaven,” manager Manny Acta told the Indians’ official website.

Sizemore could miss a third straight game because of a bruised left knee.

“It’s still bothering me,” said Sizemore, who’s batting .221. “I’m not even testing it out yet. Right now, I’m just taking it slow.”

The Indians could rely on Russell Branyan, who’s 1 for 15 in his last five games after going 5 for 9 with three homers against the Royals last week.

Branyan, who opened the season on the disabled with a herniated disc, is 2 or 3 with a double against Kansas City’s scheduled starter Gil Meche (0-4, 7.17 ERA).

Meche is 0-5 with a 7.58 ERA in nine starts since beating the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 18. However, the right-hander is coming off one of his better outings after allowing one run in six innings of a 6-1 win over the White Sox on Friday.

“I feel real comfortable out there,” said Meche, who’s allowed four runs in 14 innings over his last two starts. “The confidence is carrying over and I’m feeling good.”

Meche is 5-9 with a 4.72 ERA in 22 starts against Cleveland, which counters with Justin Masterson (0-4, 5.92).

The right-hander, who’s 0-10 with a 5.38 ERA in 14 starts since beating the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 20, allowed six runs and five walks in 5 1-3 innings of an 8-1 loss at Baltimore on Friday.

“You think about anything that could take place - it’s probably taken place,” Masterson told the Indians’ official website. “It’s two or three pitches a game, but it seems like the two or three times I do hang them, it really does hurt me, which is unfortunate.”

Masterson, however, has had some success against the Royals, going 1-1 with a 2.95 ERA in three starts.

Alberto Callaspo had two hits for Kansas City in a 4-3, 10-inning loss at Baltimore on Tuesday. The Royals are 3-2 since Ned Yost replaced fired manager Trey Hillman after their 6-4 win over the Indians on Thursday.

Callaspo was 5 for 12 with two doubles, a homer and three RBIs against Cleveland last week.

Chi Cubs vs Philadelphia Preview

Philadelphia (24-14) opens this two-game set after splitting a pair of games with Pittsburgh. Though Utley missed his first game of the year, the Phillies beat the Pirates 12-2 on Monday night. The following evening, though, Philadelphia appeared to miss the four-time All-Star as it lost 2-1.

It was the first defeat in five games for the Phillies, who have been replacing Utley by moving Placido Polanco(notes) from third base to second and putting Jimmy Rollins(notes) in the No. 3 spot in lineup.

Rollins went 0 for 4 on Tuesday after collecting two hits the previous day, his first game after missing 29 due to a right calf strain. Rollins is hitting .198 in 24 home games against Chicago (18-22).

Phillies starter Jamie Moyer(notes) (5-2, 4.57 ERA), who began his career with the Cubs, is 3-1 with a 4.58 ERA in seven starts against them. Moyer, set to start Wednesday, has won three straight outings, though he wasn’t sharp in his last game.

The 47-year-old left-hander surrendered five runs in 6 1-3 innings of a 9-5 victory over Milwaukee. He gave up three home runs, increasing his career total to 501. Only Hall of Famer Robin Roberts (505) has given up more.

Three Hall of Famers follow Moyer on that list: Fergie Jenkins (484), Phil Niekro (482) and Don Sutton (472). Moyer’s .571 winning percentage is better than all of them.

“He keeps you in the game,” manager Charlie Manuel said. “Doesn’t matter what the score is. It seems like when we get in a close game, he’ll keep you in a close game.”

Chicago will counter with Tom Gorzelanny(notes) (1-4, 3.60), who is 0-1 with a 6.55 ERA in his last two outings. The left-hander gave up a season-high five runs and nine hits in five innings of a 10-6 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday.

In his only start against the Phillies, Gorzelanny yielded five runs and nine hits in five innings for Pittsburgh in an 11-8 loss Aug. 17, 2007.

The Cubs got a strong start from Carlos Silva(notes) in a 6-2 win over Colorado on Tuesday night. It was Chicago’s third straight win, and its two-game sweep of the Rockies was its fourth series victory.

Rookie shortstop Starlin Castro(notes) continues to be a bright spot for the Cubs. He drove in two runs Tuesday for his first RBIs since his May 7 major league debut, when he had six.

Castro is batting .350 in 11 games since being called up from Double-A Tennessee.

Veteran first baseman Derrek Lee(notes), meanwhile, continues to struggle, going 1 for 10 with five strikeouts over his last two games to drop his average to .229. Lee is hitting .125 (3 for 24) in his last seven games versus the Phillies.

Philadelphia went 5-1 against Chicago last season.

Copa do Brasil: Santos vs Gremio Picks and Preview

Santos meets Gremio in the Brazil Copa do Brasil at Estádio Vila Belmiro, São Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 21:50PM.
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In the last five matches Santos with 1-win, 2-loss and 2-draw where as Gremio with 2-wins, 2-loss and 1-draw. Santos last match played against Ceará in Series A and it was a draw 1-1. Gremio lost their last match against Corinthians 1-2 in the Series A.

Head to Head: Two teams were faced 10 times till now among the ten matches Gremio leads with 4-3-0.

Odds are a bit much on the Gremio as favorite in this match.

Match : Santos vs Gremio
Date : 19 May 2010, Wednesday
Competition : Copa do Brasil
Venue: Estádio Vila Belmiro, São Paulo, Brazil

Belmont Stakes 2010 Date – 2010 Belmont Stakes Preview and Predictions

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2010 Belmont Stakes Preview and Predictions by Sportsbook: Most of the horse racing fans are eagerly waiting for 2010 Belmont Stakes event. The 2010 Belmont Stakes date is already fixed. The 2010 Belmont Stakes will be on June 5th at Belmont Park. This will be the 142nd running of the Belmont Stakes, and will be shown live on ABC and ESPN.

Because of its distance and status as the race that can make or break a Triple Crown champion, the Belmont Stakes has been the venue for some of the most famous moments in American racing.

The Belmont Stakes, the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown, is named after August Belmont who had been a leading banker and racing man of the 19th century. He was also the first President of the Jockey Club in 1867.

The first Belmont in the United States was not the famous stakes race or even the man for whom it is named. Rather, the first Belmont was a race horse that arrived in California in 1853 from his breeding grounds of Franklin, Ohio. The Belmont Stakes, however, are named after August Belmont, a financier who made quite a name and fortune for himself in New York politics and society.

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International Friendly Soccer Match: Austria vs Croatia Preview and Picks

Austria vs Croatia live Soccer Betting Odds: Austria plays against Croatia in the International Friendly match at Hypo-Arena stadium, Klagenfurt, Austria and Match start at 19:30 hour.
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In the last five matches Austria with 3-wins, 1-loss and 1-draw where as Croatia with 4-wins and 1-loss. Austria won their last match against Denmark with 2-1 and in the last match Croatia played and lost to Belgium with 0-1. In this friendly match Austrians will try to win and to overcome that 0-4 deficit that they have in mutual matches

Head to Head: Two teams were faced 2 times till now and Croatia won those two matches.

Odds are a bit much on the Croatia as favorite in this match.

Belgium vs Bulgaria Live Soccer Match

Belgium vs Bulgaria Live Match

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Over the next six decades, Belgium established itself as a strong second-tier team, rarely in the running for winning a major tournament but never easy to handle at home or abroad. A key strength of the team was its systematic use of the offside trap, a defensive tactic developed in the 1960s at Anderlecht under French coach Pierre Sinibaldi.

Today’s Soccer Match between Belgium v Bulgaria on 19 May 2010 Koning Boudewijn Stadion match kick-off begin at 20:45 CET. Manchester United and Bulgaria striker Dimitar Berbatov has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect. The 29-year-old was captain of his country and scored a national record 48 goals in just 74 matches.

However, Bulgaria flopped in their World Cup qualifying group failing to reach the finals in South Africa
and the former Tottenham’s star’s performances drew widespread criticism from within his own country.
Confirming his decision at a press conference in Sofia, Berbatov said: “It isn’t a decision I took lightly and I have reconsidered making it several times.

Spain Copa del Rey Final: Atlético Madrid vs Sevilla Preview and Odds

Atlético Madrid vs Sevilla Football Betting Picks and Odds: Atlético Madrid meets Sevilla in the spain - Copa del Rey final on Wednesday, 19 May 19, 2010 3:00 pm in Barcelona's Nou Camp.
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In the semifinals Sevilla won the match against Getafe with 2-0 in the first leg and lost with 0-1 in second leg. Atlético Madrid won the first leg against Racing Santander with 4-0 and lost the second leg with 2-3.

Atlético Madrid are with 2-Wins, 2-Loss, 1-draw and Sevilla are with 3-Wins, 2-Loss in their last five matches.

Head to Head: The two teams were faced 10 times, among that Atlético Madrid won four matches and Sevilla won five matches and only one match was drawn. In this year both were faced two times and won each match.

As usual over the past years Atletico Madrid started with low expectations, but days away from the end of the domestic season the 14-year trophy drought has ended and Colchoneros, with the UEFA Europa League trophy already in their showcase are trying to join the ranks of Bayern Munchen, Internazionale, Chelsea or Olympique Marseille by making it a double.

Their chance comes on Wednesday when Diego Forlan is expected to lead Atleti against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final. Copa del Rey odds see Atletico Madrid at 13/8 and Sevilla are 8/5.

Aris Salonika vs PAOK Salonika Live Odds and Predictions - Greek Super League

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Aris Salonika vs PAOK Salonika Live Odds: The Greek Super League soccer match between Aris Salonika and PAOK Salonika will kick off on May 19, 2010 at 20:15 CET. This match is scheduled at Harilaou Stadium, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Both Teams, Aris Salonika and PAOK Salonika, are looking for a gunning victory. It is a very crucial match for both of the teams. The fans of the both teams are waiting for the match.

This is a bigger soccer derby than AEK vs Olympiakos. The biggest one in Greece is Panathinaikos vs Olympiakos, but quite close we have the northern one, as Aris hates PAOK and PAOK hates Aris.

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Match: Aris Salonika vs PAOK Salonika

League: Greek Super League

Time: 20:15 CET

Date: May 19, 2010

Venue: Harilaou Stadium, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Anastasija Sevastova vs Kristina Mladenovic Tennis Odds and Picks

Anastasija Sevastova vs Kristina Mladenovic Live Tennis Odds: The WTA Strasbourg Open second round tennis match between Anastasija Sevastova and Kristina Mladenovic will kick off on May 19, 2010 at 15:00 GMT. The venue for this match is Strasbourg, France.

The Tennis Player A. Sevastova and K. Mladenovic played up to today no Games together. A. Sevastova won the recent 6 Tennis Matches in Series.

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Anastasija Sevastova currently having WTA Rank of 58, she has played 7 WTA Tournaments in 2010 and she is having Hardcourt: 6-4, Clay: 6-1
Carpet: 0-0, Grass: 0-0 and WTA Record: 12-5.

Kristina Mladenovic has played 1 WTA Tournaments in 2010 and she is having Hardcourt: 0-0 Clay: 1-0, Carpet: 0-0, Grass: 0-0 and WTA Record: 1-0.

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Match: Anastasija Sevastova vs Kristina Mladenovic

Tournament: WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg

Time: 15:00 GMT

Date: May 19, 2010

Venue: Strasbourg, France

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Caroline Wozniacki vs Polona Hercog Live Tennis Picks and Odds

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Caroline Wozniacki vs Polona Hercog Live Tennis Picks: The WTA Warsaw Open 2nd round tennis match between Caroline Wozniacki and Polona Hercog will kick off on May 19, 2010 at 15:05 GMT. The venue for this match is Warsaw, Poland.

The Tennis Player Caroline Wozniacki and Polona Hercog played up to today no Games together.
Currently no Tennis Result Series known for the Players Caroline Wozniacki Polona Hercog.

Player Caroline Wozniacki won 100% of the Games against common opponents, Polona Hercog 34% of that Games.

Based uppon the comparison for Betting Tipps and Predictions there are advantage for Tennis Player Caroline Wozniacki.

Caroline Wozniacki vs Polona Hercog Match Schedule

Match: Caroline Wozniacki vs Polona Hercog

Tournament: WTA Polsat Warsaw Open

Time: 15:05 GMT

Date: May 19, 2010

Venue: Warsaw, Poland

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NBA: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview


“They’re not going to start out with a 30-point lead,” said Frye, forgetting the Suns lost to the Lakers by a mere 21 points Monday night. “It’s over, and we’re going to be even again, so hopefully we’ll do a better job.”

The Suns seemed cautiously upbeat Tuesday at their Staples Center workout following Los Angeles’ 128-107 victory in the opener. Coach Alvin Gentry held court with team personnel at the scorers’ table, while Steve Nash(notes) calmly sipped a cup of tea across the way.

And Amare Stoudemire was still talking tough before Game 2 on Wednesday night.

The Suns forward, who promised physical play against the Lakers’ bulky frontcourt before the series, was unimpressed by Lamar Odom(notes), who had 19 points and 19 rebounds off the Lakers’ bench in the opener.

“He had a lucky game in Game 1,” said Stoudemire, who seems particularly fiery in what might be his last few games with Phoenix if he declines a contract option and becomes a free agent this summer.

“We’ve just got to make sure we box him out,” said Stoudemire, who managed just three rebounds while Odom set a career playoff high on the boards. “I think I focused so much on (Pau) Gasol and (Andrew) Bynum to where he sneaked in there and got 19 boards.”

Odom and his teammates could only chuckle at Stoudemire’s bravado after another workout at their El Segundo training complex. Odom’s versatile, aggressive effort helped Los Angeles hold off the Suns in the first half until Kobe Bryant(notes) scorched them for 21 points in the third quarter.

“It was good. We can do better,” Odom said. “Hopefully I can have another lucky game.”

“You have to earn luck,” Gasol chimed in.

With a little luck, the Lakers could be on a roll to their third straight NBA finals after a commanding performance in their seventh straight playoff win.

Stoudemire’s teammates aren’t counting on good fortune to help them recover from their one-sided loss. They remain confident their pick-and-roll offense will create easier baskets later in the series, and they also hope to stop the Lakers from hitting 58 percent of their shots, as Bryant and Co. did in their highest-scoring playoff game in more than two years.

“Some of the things we game-planned for, we actually did well,” said Nash, who had 13 points and 13 assists. “We just didn’t hit shots. We want to cut down on their transitions and create some easier stuff for ourselves, but some of the things they did, you’ve just got to tip your hat to.”

The Suns hadn’t lost since April 24, but their playoff streak skidded to a halt in their most one-sided loss since Jan. 16, featuring the most points they’ve allowed since March 26. Phoenix hasn’t lost back-to-back games since Jan. 25-26, when the Suns began their 28-7 finish to the regular season, pushing them into third place in the conference standings.

Bryant, who had the first 40-point game against the Suns all season, didn’t speak to reporters after taking it easy in another practice session. Yet for all the talk about Bryant’s accumulated injuries, the Suns realize he shows no signs of slowing down after five straight 30-point playoff games capped by his first 40-point postseason performance since last year’s NBA finals.

“The shots he made, we could run anybody at him—we could run Schwarzkopf at him,” Gentry said, referring to former Gulf War Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. “It doesn’t matter. He’s going to make them. The shot he made at the end of the first quarter, that’s what I’m talking about. That’s why they pay him $30 million a year. I think he’s the best finisher that ever played.”

The defending NBA champions mostly seemed unimpressed by their opening victory, which kept them unbeaten in six home playoff games.

Coach Phil Jackson felt numerous flaws in Los Angeles’ defensive performance were covered up by the Suns’ poor shooting, while Derek Fisher(notes) worried about going through a seven-game series at Phoenix’s preferred pace.

“Sometimes we played a little bit too fast,” Fisher said. “Something we want to come back to in Game 2 is making sure Pau and Drew and Ron (Artest) and Kobe get their opportunities inside to test their D. That’s where we’re difficult for teams to guard.”

Jackson dismissed the notion of any distraction for his team in the small protest outside Game 1 over his unclear stance on Arizona’s new immigration law. The coach said he saw about 30 protesters outside Staples Center after the game, and they had a few choice words for him as he drove away.

“Luck is part of the game,” said Jackson, whose teams in Chicago and Los Angeles are 46-0 after winning the first game of a playoff series. “You make your own luck, that’s what sports people like to say.”

Game info: 9:00 pm EDT Wed May 19, 2010

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs Alona Bondarenko Live Odds and Predictions

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Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs Alona Bondarenko Live Odds: The WTA Warsaw 2nd round tennis match between Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Alona Bondarenko will kick off on May 19, 2010 at 12:45 GMT. The venue for this match is Warsaw, Poland.

The Tennis Player B. Zahlavova Strycova and A. Bondarenko played up to today no Games together.

Currently no Tennis Result Series known for the Players B. Zahlavova Strycova and A. Bondarenko.

Player B. Zahlavova Strycova won 25% of the Games against common opponents, A. Bondarenko 75% of those Games.

Based upon the comparison for Betting Tips and Predictions there are advantage for Tennis Player A. Bondarenko.

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs Alona Bondarenko Schedule

Match: Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs Alona Bondarenko

Tournament: WTA Polsat Warsaw Open

Time: 12:45 ET

Date: May 19, 2010

Venue: Warsaw, Poland

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Warsaw Open: Tathiana Garbin vs Jie Zheng Preview

Tathiana Garbin vs Jie Zheng live tennis betting Odds: Zheng meets Garbin in the Warsaw Open Second round at Court 1 on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 11 AM.
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Zheng played against Govortsova in the Warsaw Open first round and won in three sets 6-1, 5-7, 7-5. Garbin played against Benesova in the first round and won the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

Head to Head: They faced each other in two matches before, in that Jie Zheng won two out of two matches.

Currently Jie Zheng is at twenty sixth rank and Tathiana Garbin is at fifty sixth rank. Jie Zheng played five tournaments in this year and reaches quarter finals in BNP Paribas Open. Garbin played eight tournaments but not crossed second round in any tournament

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Tathiana Garbin vs Jie Zheng
Tournament: WTA Warsaw. Season 2010.
Date: Wed May 19, 2010
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Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Live Odds and Picks

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Live Odds: The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies will meet on today i.e. on May 19, 2010, 7:05 PM ET at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both teams are looking for a gunning victory.

SportsbookChase Utley's absence certainly seems more glaring now than it did following the first game he missed this season.

Utley, hampered by flu-like symptoms, may miss a third straight game as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

Philadelphia (24-14) opens this two-game set after splitting a pair of games with Pittsburgh. Though Utley missed his first game of the year, the Phillies beat the Pirates 12-2 on Monday night. The following evening, though, Philadelphia appeared to miss the four-time All-Star as it lost 2-1.

The Cubs got a strong start from Carlos Silva in a 6-2 win over Colorado on Tuesday night. It was Chicago's third straight win, and its two-game sweep of the Rockies was its fourth series victory.

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Match: Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 19, 2010

Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Warsaw Open: Elena Dementieva vsTsvetana Pironkova Preview

Elena Dementieva vsTsvetana Pironkova live tennis betting Odds: Top fifth player in the world Elena Dementieva meets Tsvetana Pironkova in the Warsaw Open Second round at Center Court on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 11 AM. The match was delayed due to heavy rain.
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Pironkova won the first round against Canada player Wozniak in straight sets 6-4, 6-1. Dementieva got bye in the first round. Pironkova currently ranked hundredth in the world rankings where Dementieva is top fifth player in the world.

Dementieva comfortably win this match against Pironkova.

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T. Pironkova vs E. Dementiev
Tournament: WTA Warsaw. Season 2010.
Date: 19 May 2010Wed May 19, 2010
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New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Live Baseball Picks


New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Betting Picks: The MLB match between New York Mets and Washington Nationals will kick off on May 19, 2010 at 7:05 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

Though the Mets have not yet announced who will step into the rotation in place of Oliver Perez, all signs point to the knuckleballer Dickey. In eight starts for Triple-A Buffalo, Dickey was 4-2 with a 2.33 ERA, numbers made better by a complete game one-hitter in late April.

The Nationals have decided that right-hander Livan Hernandez will pitch on three days' rest against the Mets on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. The Nationals were thinking about calling up a Minor Leaguer for that game, but after throwing 100 pitches in the first game of a day-night doubleheader against the Rockies, Hernandez went to manager Jim Riggleman's office and volunteered to take the ball. Washington needed a pitcher Wednesday because the day-night doubleheader messed up their rotation plans.

New York has been held to three runs or fewer in four of its last six games. The Mets lost 3-2 on Tuesday night when Atlanta scored the winning run in the ninth inning on a throwing error by third baseman David Wright, who also struck out three times.

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Match Schedule

Match: New York Mets vs Washington Nationals

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 19, 2010

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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Live Match Preview – Baseball Betting


Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Live Baseball Lines: Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees will meet on today i.e. on May 19, 2010 at 7:05 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Yankee Stadium, New York, NY.

There's little doubt that the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees have established themselves as the top teams in the AL East, the division New York reclaimed last year after the Rays won it in 2008.

They also may be the two best clubs in baseball.

Tampa Bay can bolster its early lead on the Yankees and extend its latest winning streak to five on Wednesday night, but to do so the Rays will need to end a string of six straight losses in the Bronx.

New York (25-14) has begun defense of its World Series title in strong fashion only to be overshadowed by the Rays, who are the only team in the majors with a better record.

Tampa Bay (28-11) dropped two of three to the Yankees at home from April 9-11, but manager Joe Maddon's team -- already with a three-game lead -- has a chance to make a statement in New York before beginning interleague play.

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Match Schedule

Match: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 19, 2010

Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

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ARAG World Team Cup: Tomas Berdych vs Lleyton Hewitt Preview and Picks

Tomas Berdych vs Lleyton Hewitt live tennis betting Picks: Hewitt meets Berdych in ARAG World Team at Court 2 in Red Group from 12:00 hrs. Berdych currently has a 2-0 head to head record against Hewitt.
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Hajek won the first match over Luczak in the straight sets 6-1, 6-2 to keep the Czech Rep. 1-0 lead against Australia. The second singles was on Wednesday 19 may, 2010 between Tomas Berdych and Lleyton Hewitt.

Lleyton Hewitt beat John Isner in straight sets to draw Australia level with the United States on the opening day of the ARAG World Team Cup in Dusseldorf. Australian tennis fans wants to repeat the same to draw Australia level with Czech Rep.

Match Information
Tomas Berdych vs Lleyton Hewitt
ARAG World Team Cup
Wed May 19, 2010
Court 2

Maria Sharapova vs Dia Evtimova Live Tennis Match

 Maria Sharapova vs Dia Evtimova Live Tennis Match
19 May10, 12:30 GMT
18:00 IST

 
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 Maria Sharapova made it through to the last sixteen of the Internationaux de Strasbourg following a three set victory over Regina Kulikova (6-3, 3-6, 6-1). Sharapova revealed after the match that she was concerned about a lack of matches this year, and is seeking a run of form here to put her in good stead for the French Open.

Sharapova also stated that she was primarily in Strasbourg in preparation for Roland Garros, so it’s clear that she’s trying to iron out any faults in her game this week. She faces Dia Evtimova today, in a match that she’s expected to win.

Evtimova is currently ranked two hundred and sixty
seventh in the world, so theoretically shouldn’t pose any threat to Sharapova. Sharapova’s power and serve should be enough to get this match concluded in straight sets.

This match may be an exciting one, though an upset is unlikely. It will be intriguing to see if Sharapova makes any adjustments to her game, and if she hits the kind of form that will enable her to launch a title bid in France, beginning next week.

Julia Goerges Vs Sybille Bammer Live

WTA: Strasbourg
 2nd Round Strasbourg
Women's Singles, Match 1


Julia Goerges              3
Sybille Bammer            0



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MLB World Series Betting

We’re over a month-and-a-half in to the MLB betting season and Sports Betting thought it would be fun to check in on the latest World Series odds. The defending champion New York Yankees are off to a good start and their odds reflect it, while the defending NL champs the Philadelphia Phillies are also well positioned for another run at the baseball betting title.

When spring training began, MLB betting experts targeted the Yankees and Phillies as favorites to get back to the World Series and play once more for baseball supremacy. While other contenders have emerged to wager on, the Phils and Yanks are there as well, according to the odds.

The Yankees World Series odds are 5/2 to win it all, while the Phillies World Series odds are 15/4. Both teams are relatively healthy and that’s keeping them as favorites.

But there are other baseball betting options to win the MLB title in 2010. The Tampa Bay Rays have been leading the Yankees for the most of the 2010 baseball betting season and should not be taken lightly. They were in the 2008 World Series and did finish over .500 in 2009. This season, they appear to be healthier and much deeper at the pitching position. Sports Betting has the Rays as a 5/1 shot to win it all.

Meanwhile, the perennial playoff team the St. Louis Cardinals are also being weighted as a contender. They are listed as 7/1 shots at the moment. If their offense gets hot, the Cards could go a long way, making their 7/1 status as a steal for MLB betting aficionados.

Having fallen off in terms of quality pitching starts and offensive power, the Boston Red Sox have been reduced to a .500 team so far on the 2010 baseball betting season. As a result, their odds currently sit at 14/1 to win it all. Taking into account the fact that both the Rays and the Yankees are in their division, Boston is probably not worth a bet at the moment.

Finally, do you want some real MLB wagering value? How about the Minnesota Twins? They are leading their division and boast a much deeper roster in 2010. This scrappy team is playing like a contender right from the start, a stark contrast to their come-from-behind mentality that propelled them into the postseason last year. Sports Betting lists the Twins as 16/1 to win the World Series, great baseball betting value if you can get it.

WTA Strasbourg Open: Maria Sharapova vs Dia Evtimova Preview

Maria Sharapova vs Dia Evtimova live tennis betting Picks: Maria Sharapova meets Dia Evtimova in WTA Strasbourg Open second round at Centre Court from 11:00 hrs.

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Sharapova played against Regina Kulikova in the first round of Strasbourg Open and won in three sets (6-3, 3-6, 6-1). Dia Evtimova played against Tatjana Malek in the first round and won in two sets (6-4, 7-5)

Evtimova is currently ranked two hundred and sixty seventh in the world, where Sharapova is at thirteenth. Sharapova’s power and serve should be enough to get this match concluded in straight sets. Evtimova playing substantially in this tournament qualifying matches.

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Maria Sharapova vs Dia Evtimova
WTA Strasbourg Open
Women’s Singles Second Round
Centre Court

Tennis Live: Virginie Razzano was made to fight

Virginie Razzano

The 27-year-old was matched shot for shot by Chang Kai-chen before triumphing 6-3 3-6 6-4.

Sixth seed Sybille Bammer of Austria was involved in a tough first-round clash as French wildcard Pauline Parmentier gave the home fans something to shout about before succumbing 2-6 6-4 7-5.

Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues, seeded fifth, suffered no such uncomfortable moments as she breezed to a 6-1 6-0 victory over Sandra Zahlavova.

There were also straight-sets victories for the seventh and eighth seeds, Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova beating Mariana Duque Marino 6-1 6-1 and Elena Baltacha of Great Britain seeing off Sorana Cirstea 6-3 7-5.

French wildcard Kristina Mladenovic pulled off a notable victory as the 17-year-old, ranked 235th in the world, beat Austria's Stefanie Voegele 6-3 1-6 7-6 (7/5).

Elsewhere, there were wins for Sofia Arvidsson, Lucie Hradecka, Kristina Barrois, Julia Goerges, Yvonne Meusburger and Dia Evtimova.

Rotherham United vs Aldershot Town

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In the Football League II Semifinals Live Rotherham United vs Aldershot Town starts at 19:45UK, Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in Don Valley Stadium. In the First leg Rotherham United ended in 1-0 against Aldershot Town.

Top-scorer Adam Le Fondre scored at 88th-minute to end the match 1-0 will continue up front along side Ryan Taylor.

Aldershot will play without goalkeeper Jamie Young; he lasted just 23 minutes of Saturday's first leg before he injured his knee.

In the Last five matches Rotherham United has 2 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss and Aldershot Town has 2 wins, 1 draws, 2 losses.

In the Head to Head matches Aldershot Town won the four out of six having better chances to win this match. Rotherham United won only two out of six but the last match played excellently and won. This is the better opportunity to down the Aldershot Town in the head to head matches.

Match Information
Play-Offs Semi Final (2nd Leg)
Rotherham United vs Aldershot Town
Don Valley Stadium
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 19:45 UK

2010 NBA Draft Order

2010 NBA Draft
The 2010 NBA Draft order currently have the Washington Wizards at the No. 1 spot in the overall pick in the draft. The team is said to have the chance to recruit another player to remove the team’s bad record in the 2009-2010 NBA season.

The 2010 NBA Draft order includes Philadelphia on the second rank jumping over New Jersey, which is on the third overall pick despite its bad performance in NBA season.

Not all of the 14 teams made it to 2010 NBA Playoffs, and had the chance to win the 2010 NBA Draft Lottery.