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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FOOTBALL : Carlos Tevez to move from Man City to Juventus.

Manchester City have agreed to sell Carlos Tevez to Juventus in a deal worth up to £12m.

The Argentina international, 29, is expected in Italy on Wednesday for a medical and to discuss personal terms over a proposed three-year contract.

When the fee is combined with wages and bonuses due to Tevez in the final year of his contract, City could save £27m as the sky Blues try desperately to fit within UEFAs financial "fair play" structure.

Tevez made 148 appearances for the club, scoring 74 goals, but the relationship with former manager Roberto Mancini soured in 2011 when he was fined and suspended following an incident in a Champions League match against Bayern Munich.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

LEAGUE : SportsBet.Com.Au look at State of Origin Game 2 markets

New South Wales punters seem torn on whether the Blues’ can finally break their State of Origin drought with Laurie Daley’s side having now attracted the most bets to win game two with online bookmaker, but more than double the money has been placed on Queensland to triumph.

A series of small wagers in the last 24 hours indicates Blues’ fans are unconvinced their side can win at Suncorp, while Queensland fans are confidently wagering big bets on the Maroons’ to level the series.

With the weight of money on Queensland, who remain at $1.52 to win game two, the Blues’ have drifted out to $2.60 – their biggest price since game one – in head to head betting.'s spokesman Ben Hawes said. “We’ve currently taken more individual bets on the Blues’, but there’s been double the amount of money wagered on Queensland ... All of our Queensland punters have stepped into the Maroons’ at short odds.”

Other Origin game two trends include:
• New South Wales leading at halftime and Queensland winning the game, priced at $8.00, is the best backed halftime/fulltime double result
• Good money for a 40/20 to be kicked at the juicy odds of $4.50. No 40/20 is paying a $1.20
• Greg Inglis ($10) and Darius Boyd ($12) have attracted double the money than every other player to score the first try
• The Blues are heavily backed at $1.80 to make more tackles in the game than Queensland ($1.95)
• One punter has wagered $1 on Queensland at $151 to win game two by 51 or more points Inglis, origin’s greatest ever try scorer, heads the betting at $10 to score the first try and should he score a try at any time in game one, will refund all losing first bets on the game.

Latest Markets courtesy of
2013 State of Origin Game 2 head-to-head
$1.52 Queensland (steady)
$2.60 New South Wales (out from $2.55)

Betting Line
$1.90 Queensland -4.5
$1.90 New South Wales +4.5

Game 2 Winning Margin
$2.50 Queensland 1-12 (steady)
$3.25 New South Wales 1-12 (steady)
$3.75 Queensland 13+ (steady)
$10 New South Wales 13+ (steady)
$21 Draw (steady)

2013 State of Origin series winner
$1.45 New South Wales (steady)
$2.75 Queensland (steady)   

2013 State of Origin series correct score
$2.10 New South Wales 2-1 (steady)
$2.75 Queensland 2-1 (steady)
$3.75 New South Wales 3-0 (steady)

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Friday, June 21, 2013

RUGBY : is "rooting for the Wallabies"

Australian Online bookmaker has pledged their support for the Wallabies ahead of their three Tests against the British and Irish Lions by painting a gigantic sign in a field adjacent to Melbourne Airport.

The painting, which sets two world records, is emblazoned with the words 'Rooting for the Wallabies', a hashtag #rootingforoz, and a picture of a Wallaby ‘cuddling’ a Lion…

The sign is in place now and is visible to passengers sitting on the left hand side of planes as they land in Melbourne. This includes players from both sides who will fly into Melbourne following the First Test in Brisbane this Saturday night.'s HaydnLane said: “What better way to get behind the Wallabies than to create a massive wallaby getting behind a lion?” Approximately one-million people will fly over the image in the next month.

World Record “largest painting” : The painting is 170m wide by 90m tall, or 15,030 square metres. The previous best is 11,965.7 square metres, achieved by the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports in Istanbul on 17 May 2013.
Size comparison : It is more than 1.5 times the size of a full Rugby pitch, including in-goal areas. The maximum size of a full Rugby pitch is 144 metres by 70 metres, or 10,080 square metres.

Check out all the betting odds at now! or read our full page review of this Australian Bookmaker on our site.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

FOOTBALL - Andy Carroll completes move to West Ham

West Ham United have completed the signing of England striker Andy Carroll from Liverpool for a club record £15m.

The Hammers' previous record signing was Matt Jarvis, for £10.75m from Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 2012.

Carroll, 24, cost Liverpool £35m but was loaned to West Ham in August, scoring seven goals in 24 games. The former Newcastle United forward has signed a six-year contract, with an option for a further two years.

Andy Carroll is now one of the most expensive English players in the history of football - during his career his transfer fees have reached £50m. Only Darren Bent (£53m) and Peter Crouch (£50.6m) have transferred for more.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FOOTBALL : Man City sign Jesus Navas from Sevilla for 4 years

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of winger Jesus Navas from Sevilla on a four-year deal.

Navas, 27, passed a medical in New York to complete a deal worth an initial £14.9m, potentially rising to £15.9m over the course of his contract.

Navas, aged 27, has earned 23 caps for Spain. He is a pacy right winger, and part of Spain's successful 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 squads and is in the 23-man party picked for the eight-nation Confederations Cup, which starts on 15 June.

Navas spent his entire career to date at Sevilla, which is 20 miles north of his hometown of Los Palacios y Villafranca.

He was a key part of the Sevilla team that won the Uefa Cup in 2006 and 2007 but was held back earlier in his career by a fear of travelling away from his Andalusian home.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

FOOTBALL : Japan qualify for 2014 World Cup.

Japan have become the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil next summer.

Keisuke Honda scored an injury-time penalty in a 1-1 draw against Australia to secure Japan's place at the finals for a fifth successive time.

Japan have 14 points and an unassailable seven-point lead over the 3rd placed Australia in their Asian qualifying group, with the top two team automatically progressing to the Finals.

Australia are still battling with Jordan, Oman and Iraq for either the second qualification spot, or third place, which would result in a home and away playoff with the third placed team from Group A.


Monday, June 03, 2013

Jose Mourinho returns to manage Chelsea with a four-year deal

The worst secret in English footbal has been confirmed - Jose Mourinho has been confirmed as Chelsea's manager, returning for a second spell in charge at the London club.

Mourinho, who is now 50, replaces Rafael Benitez after leaving Real Madrid, and has signed a four-year contract and will bring three coaching staff with him in Rui Faria, Silvino Louro and Jose Morais.

The Portuguese manager won two consecutive Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his first spell at Chelsea, which ended in September 2007.

FOOTBALL : Brazil 2-2 England - all square at the Maracana

Brazil dominated early, but needed a late goal to scramble a 2-2 draw with England in a friendly at the rebuilt Maracana stadium in Rio De Janerio.

Brazil, the 2014 World Cup hosts, dominated the first half, as they pulled England apart but failed to score as English keeper Joe Hart made a series of fine saves and blocks.

The second half looked to be following the same script after Fred put Brazil ahead on 57 minutes but England changed tactics and started to come forward and created three good chances in the next 25 minutes.

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain levelled the score with a quality low drive from the edge of the penalty area, and then 12 minutes later Wayne Rooney gave England the lead after a determined run and a 25-yard shot that was deflected and looped over the stranded keeper.

Paulinho levelled the score three minutes later, with a fine volley - meeting a cross 12-yards out and driving the ball just inside the far post, but England can take credit from battling through a period when they were outclassed by Brazil to come away with a draw.

Brazil, whose last match at the old Maracana was a goalless draw against Colombia in a World Cup qualifier in 2008, have drawn four of their six games since 2002 World Cup winner Phillipe Scolari returned for a second stint as manager, only beating Bolivia.

Brazil - Fred (57), Paulinho (82)
England - Oxlade-Chamberlain (67), Rooney (79)

Possession - Brazil 59% - England 41%
Shots -------- Brazil 29 - England 8