Netherlands one Step to South Africa's World Cup


World Cup Qualifier OddsTomorrow, on the seventh day from Europe to South Africa to the World Cup 2010, could be completely cleared the way for Holland seal ticket.

Tulips accumulate five appearances with the same amount of victories, with 12 goals for and one against the weak and visit Iceland in Reykjavik.

Icelanders are the third group of 9 with 4 points. Scotland is second, with 7 units, with five games.

In another game in this section, Macedonia (fourth with 3 points) receives in Skopje Norway, fifth and last, with 2 units.

The knockout in Europe the 53 teams vying in the World with 13 seats.

With 13 units, Denmark and Hungary are on top of group 1. Danes visit to Solna to play Sweden, which is the fourth in the table, with 6 points, the same as Portugal (third), who moved to Tirana to face the local team, Albania.

Also with 13 points, Greece and Switzerland leads the group 2, you will not see action this weekend. Latvia is third with 10 units, followed by Israel (9), Luxembourg (4) and Moldova (1).

Group 3 will only have one game in Bratislava in Slovakia is San Marino. Slavs are in second place with 12 points, one fewer than the leader, Northern Ireland. Sum 10 Poland, Czech Republic and Slovenia and San Marino 8 carries the bottom without a single point.

The last 4 places of the group to try to save his skin, while the leaders to ensure the weapons following day, Wednesday.

Finland, with 7 units, from Helsinki to Liechtenstein, the last with 1. Wales, fourth with 6 points, he traveled to Baku to face Azerbaijan, fifth with 1 point. The leader is Germany, which has 16 units, followed by Russia with 12.

In group 5, no selection has action this weekend. Spain is the leader with 18 points. It is followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina (12), Turkey (8), Belgium (7), Estonia (5) and Armenia (1).

England will have an easy test to his leadership in Group 6 when you visit Kazakhstan in Almaty. The English have 15 units, followed by Croatia (10) that receives Ukraine (7). Belarus (6) visit Andorra (0).

Serbia, in Group 7, will be more difficult than the English, because with 12 units visit to Austria (7). France, which is second with 10, does not play, like Faroe Islands. Lithuania (9) and Romania (4) play tomorrow in Marijampole.

Finally, the Republic of Ireland, 8, second group with 12 points, have the option to go to Italy (14, do not play tomorrow) in front of Bulgaria, third place with 7 units.

Obama Chooses Lakers


NBA Finals favoritesThe president of the United States, Barack Obama, bet on the Los Angeles Lakers as the winners in the NBA finals which begins today at the Orlando Magic.

"The Lakers in six games," Obama said antistatic to a question about his prognosis for the final.

Obama is considered an expert on basketball, which comes to practice every day, since before the end of the championship college betting rightly called as the North Carolina quintet monarch.

According to ESPN the magazine dedicated to the clash between Lakers and Magic, a total of 59 percent of Americans considered the favorite quintet's display to take the coveted championship ring.

One of them is President Obama. The other 41 percent were inclined to the Magic.

It is the end number 30 for the Lakers, followed by the second and the sixth since 2000.

"The season has been a trend to be here. From the outset we talk about winning the title as a goal, "said Kobe Bryant, who won three rings at the beginning of the decade.

Its technical, Phil Jackson, look for the tenth, a record.

For the Magic, however, is the second final in 14 seasons.

"Maybe we can convince others to believe in us," said Dwight Howard, Magic star to comment on the role of victim of Orlando.

"I am confident that we are the weakest, but I believe in victory and also my team mates have the same thought," he added.

Howard, who managed a personal record of 40 points in the decider to Cleveland, as "rude" before the final and be given by the fact that he was going to be a duel between the Lakers and Cavs Bryant James.

Franchise expansion in 1989, six years after the Magic reached the NBA finals, but at that time fell 4-0 to the noise by the Houston Rockets.

Magic and Lakers met twice during the regular campaign with victories on both occasions for Orlando: 106-103 and 109-103.

The series, to the best of seven shocks, beginning with two games at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, following the three will be made in the Amway Arena in Orlando.

LeBron James Underwent Surgery on Tumor


NBA NewsGambling Advisor blog news: The basketball player LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers guard, was discharged yesterday after undergoing surgery to remove a benign tumor of the jaw. James, the most valuable player of the NBA season, suffers from this problem several months ago, but chose to delay his operation until the end of the play-off.

Federer and Del Potro Advance to Semifinals at Roland Garros


Federer and Del Potro Advance to SemifinalsRoger Federer was to get two wins of the only Grand Slam that he escaped in his career on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the French Open, but first will face Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.

Defeated the Swiss 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-4 Gael Monfils at the French and reached the semifinals of a major for the 20th consecutive time. Del Potro, however, advanced to his first semifinal of a Grand Slam to win 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to Spanish Tommy Robredo.

Del Potro is the first semifinalist at Roland Garros since Argentine David Nalbandian lost to Federer in 2006. His best result so far in a major was the quarterfinals of the United States Open in 2008 and the Australia Open in 2009.

I'm very happy, I'm in a semifinal of a Grand Slam, said Del Potro. This was a very difficult match for both, we knew we had opportunities. The most important thing was to win and play with Federer on Friday.

Pre fifth has never won in five encounters with the Swiss in the second world ranking, although experiencing a great moment after a roll Robredo and French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final round.

The native of Tandil, in 20 years, even won a set against Federer in their grief, which is crowned by road for the first time in the brick dust of Paris.

He (Federer) does everything with his perfect game. His game gives me many problems, and so I've never won, said Del Potro. We have played many games, so we already know. I think I know what's going to do, and I will do my utmost to return his serve and by doing so they, not give any points.

Federer lost the last three finals in Roland Garros at the hands of Rafael Nadal, but no longer have to worry about the Spanish that was eliminated in round, Robin Soderling.

It will be a good match. I took the advantage at the moment. Already we have faced and I have several victories advantage, Federer said about his duel with Del Potro, who won this year in the semifinals of the Madrid Masters.

In Madrid, the event on clay was much more closed. It is true that in recent years has greatly improved. Will then be a very difficult, he added.

Soderling will dispute the other semi final against Chilean Fernando Gonzalez, whose 4-3 mark against the Swedish.

Federer seeks his 14th Grand Slam title, which empataría record with Pete Sampras.

I felt some pressure before the match against Monfils, Federer confessed. I was very nervous because I thought it would be very difficult.

For its part, Serena Williams was eliminated by Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals of the women's arm and lost the chance to win his third consecutive title in a Grand Slam tournament.

The U.S. did not take one set point in the first set and eventually fell 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 before the Russian.

Kuznetsova saved a break point when they drew 5-6 in the first set. After winning nine of the next 10 points to take advantage.

Williams won the last three points in the second set and took advantage of 3-1 in the third. But Kuznetsova broke back and the service in the last game.

In the third set I had an opportunity and I became very nervous, and basically gave him, said Williams. It was like saying, take, want to go to the semifinals? Because I do not want.

Honestly, I think I lost my fault and not something she has done, he added.

The U.S. Pre second, he had won 18 matches in a row in the majors and was looking for his 11th Grand Slam title.

Kuznetsova will face in the semifinals of the Australian Samantha Stosur, who crushed 6-1, 6-3 to Romanian Sorana Cirstea.

Stosur broke him twice to take his opponent in the first set and three times in the second, including the last game.

Nelson Tried to Convince the Magic that can be helpful Against Lakers


NBA Finals Betting Odds at Gambling Advisor blogIn an attempt to help his team with Orlando Magic crucial stop against the Los Angeles Lakers for the title of the NBA, Jameer Nelson organizing the base accelerates recovery after almost four months without playing for an operation on his shoulder.

Magic and the Lakers began a series best of seven games, whose first two stops will be on Thursday and Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Current Betting line : Lakers - 6 Total 206

Gambling Advisor blog Free Pick: Lakers - 6

Nelson was seriously hurt his right shoulder in a game against Dallas on February 2 last 17 days and later went through the surgery.

Since then underwent a rehabilitation program, and although doctors gave him high and now is training with the top team, may still be out of the way to the Magic need it, yet he inscribed players available for this series.

"I am a competitor. No matter what situation you are, I always think I can go out and do the best for the team, "said Nelson, who participated on Tuesday in his third practice with the team a stadium full.

The Magic broke a streak of 14 years of frustration to get a ticket to their first final since 1995 in the giant Shaquille O'Neal led them to the postseason for instance, where fell 4-0 sweep by Houston.

That is why we now seek all necessary assistance to able to give her other gigantón internal Dwight Howard, who need efficient feeders on the perimeter in order to shine to a strong brand that will apply the Lakers.

But one thing is for training, where his colleagues are trying to not hurt much, and when Nelson has to be measured about Lakers have proven to be ruthless in defending one of its key weapons to defeat in these playoffs to the contestants hard physical Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets.

Although the direction of the Magic for the possibility of bringing Nelson to the roster, there are several factors that play against him.

The principal is the opinion of the team's general manager Otis Smith and coach Stan Van Gundy.

"In my mind it is not. There is a small outside chance that it can play, "Smith confirmed on Tuesday in Los Angeles, where the Magic on Tuesday conducted a light workout.

Nelson was the leading scorer in Orlando two victories against the Lakers during the regular season.

"A miracle can happen. One does not play every day an NBA final, "said the player in the hope that given the nod.

His colleagues say that Nelson is in great shape, then to see him perform this Tuesday.

"He's in top form. Fortunately, you can play and help a lot, "said the French reservation Mickaël Piétrus.

"It's like when he left. In practice today (Tuesday) I was kicked twice, "said Rafer Alston owners.

Van Gundy was emphatic in stating that in his opinion, "four months is a long time to go back, take two practice and play in the NBA finals."

Despite his absence from the court, Nelson has not lost its leadership within the team and in these playoffs has been seen giving advice and encouraging their peers.

Howard says he wants the return of Nelson, but does not want his friend to risk your career long term.

"I just want to be healthy. You do not have to play if not feeling well. I'd rather see him healthy more than anything else, because their long-term career is more important. This is only a number, "noted Howard.

Zé Roberto Leaves Bayern Munich


Zé Roberto Leaves Bayern MunichFlywheel Brazilian Ze Roberto will leave Bayern Munich after declining an offer of contract renewal for one year, reported today by the German newspaper "TZ" in its online version.

Zé Roberto, 34 years, said the club will "proudly" after completing a second stage in the club.

"It's not a secret that had signed a contract for two years," said the Brazilian, before adding that it is considered still in play for a couple of more seasons. However, respect the club's decision not to offer a contract for two years.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich announced that the new coach, Louis van Gaal, keep at Hermann Gerland as alternative techniques.

Gerland is the reserve team coach since 2001 and was assistant Jupp Heynckes in short internship that followed the dismissal of coach Jürgen Klinsmann in late April.

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Milan and Real Madrid Appear to have Agreement For Kaká


Kaka to Real MadridGambling Advisor blog News: The Milan have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Kaka and the Italian club's owner, Silvio Berlusconi, will speak on Monday with the Brazilian football player to resolve his future.

Berlusconi said that the final decision will be made Kaká, for whom Real Madrid paid 65 million euros (92 billion dollars) and annual soil gain of 9.5 million euros (13.5 billion dollars), according to the match Spanish and Italian press.

I have not spoken with Kaká, I will on Monday and will know what decision he has taken, said on Wednesday the Italian prime minister also.

Berlusconi recalled that in the past had to stop the attacker from Ukrainian Andriy Schevchenko to Chelsea, who returned to Milan this season.

Sheva was my friend, but made us an offer we could not match and the final decision was taken he said, saying that players should choose based on your interests.

Anticipating what might happen, we have added to Ronaldinho who has played little because they were Kaka and (Clarence) Seedorf.

The tifosi rossonero team and began to protest the sale of the Brazilian star.

About 30 supporters protested in front of the headquarters of Milan against the sale of Kaka, just as occurred last January when the Brazilian player was about to move to Manchester City.

The protest has also been indicted over the Internet with messages on the club's Web site.

Berlusconi had advanced on Tuesday, I do not know whether we can retain (a Kaká) because they offer so much money, no one can take against their will.

The Milan vice-president, Adriano Galliani, and the father and representative of Kaká, Bosco Leite, traveled to Madrid on Tuesday and met with executives of the Spanish club.

The Milan Galliani has confirmed the trip, but said it was only a courtesy visit to Madrid's new president, Florentino Perez.

The British channel Sky Sports News reported that Chelsea would have hampered negotiations to provide 73.5 million pounds (120 million dollars) for Kaka, and an annual salary of 10 million pounds (16.4 billion U.S. dollars) free taxes.

Carlo Ancelotti, a former technician at the Milan Kaká was named as coach of Chelsea on Monday.

None of the clubs involved confirmed the negotiations.

The companions of Kaká in Milan seem resigned to say the talent wheel.

I wait until it is official, but of course it bothers me a lot, "said midfielder Gennaro Gattuso on the concentration of the Italian. Kaká is not just any man. Someone who will help us win.

Gattuso stated that the global financial crisis could affect the apparent decision of Milan to sell Kaka.

Kaká on Monday flew to Brazil to integrate the training of the selection verdeamarela and insisted in an interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport that I do not want to go from Milan. To the millions of tifosi Rossoneri I say that my decision and I have taken, I said I want to stay.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings - NHL Finals Betting Free Picks


NHL Finals Free Picks at Gambling Advisor blogThe Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Joe Louis Arena in the second game of the Stanley Cup final.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Wings listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Penguins, while the game's total is sitting at 5½.

Gambling Advisor blog Free Pick: Penguins + 140

The Red Wings came away with a 3-1 win over the Penguins in Game 1 of the series on Saturday night.

The Red Wings won that game as -150 favorites, and the four goals fell UNDER the night's posted over/under (5.5).

Brad Stuart, Johan Franzen, and Justin Abdelkader scored for Detroit, while Chris Osgood stopped 31 shots in the win.

Ruslan Fedotenko scored the lone goal for the Pens, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves in the loss.

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games when playing on the road against Detroit

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road

Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Detroit is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh

Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Odds & Free Picks


MLB Betting Stats at Gambling Advisor blogThe Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Chase Field.

Kris Medlen will be the starting pitcher for the Braves on this day. Righthander Medlen is 0-2 this season with a 9.72 ERA.

The Diamondbacks will counter Medlen with Max Scherzer. Righthander Scherzer has a 3.42 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Diamondbacks listed as 155-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game's total is sitting at 9½.

Gambling Advisor blog free Pick: Under 9½

Eric Byrnes singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Diamondbacks a 3-2 victory over the Braves on Saturday, as +100 underdogs. The team's played UNDER the posted over/under (9).

Ryan Roberts doubled in a run and scored once for the Diamondbacks. Tony Pena threw two scoreless innings of relief to post the victory.

Kelly Johnson and Garret Anderson drove one run apiece for the Braves, who were favored at -120. Jeff Bennett allowed the winning run and was saddled with the loss.

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Arizona

Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona

Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road

Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games at home

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Atlanta

Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta

White Sox vs. Royals - MLB Betting Odds


MLB Betting Odds at Gambling Advisor blogDivisional bragging rights will be on the line on Sunday when the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals meet at Kauffman Stadium.

Team records:
Chicago: 23-25 SU

Kansas City: 23-26 SU

The White Sox will give the ball to starter John Danks in this one. Lefthander Danks is 4-3 this season with a 4.59 ERA.

Danks's opponent in this one will be Zach Greinke. The Royals righthander has a 0.84 ERA to go along with a 8-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 175-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.

The White Sox scored twice in the top of the ninth inning on Saturday to give them a 5-3 win over the Royals, as a -110 pick'em. The team's played UNDER the night's posted over/under (8.5).

Jim Thome led the White Sox with two RBIs, while Alexei Ramirez had three hits and one RBI. Scott Linebrink got the win in relief, and Bobby Jenks closed out the game with his 11th save.

Mitch Maier drove in two runs for the Royals, while Miguel Olivo went deep. Juan Cruz gave up two runs in relief and suffered the loss.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Stats


MLB Betting Picks at Gambling Advisor blogThe Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers will meet on the field at Miller Park on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 26-22 SU

Milwaukee: 29-20 SU

The Reds will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Micah Owings in this game. Owings has a 3-4 record and a 5.19 ERA this season.

Owings's opponent in this one will be Yovani Gallardo. The Brewers ace righthander has a 3.32 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Brewers listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game's total is sitting at 8.

The Brewers defeated the Reds for the second straight night with a 9-5 victory on Saturday, as -135 favorites. The game's 14 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8).

Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 at the plate, including a three-run dinger for the Brewers. Seth McClung threw three scoreless innings of relief and earned the win.

Jerry Hairston Jr. belted a two-run homer for the Reds, who were +115 underdogs in that contest. Aaron Harang gave up 12 hits and eight runs over 4 1-3 innings in the loss.

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee

Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road

Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee

Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati

Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games

Werder Bremen Won for the Sixth time The German Cup


Soccer Betting News at GABWerder Bremen won for the sixth time in its history the German Cup in football, in the final to defeat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0, Saturday in a balanced match played in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

The Werder, who finished tenth in the Bundesliga and was a finalist this year in the UEFA Cup, the trophy case at Bayern Munich, which had been eliminated in the quarterfinals by Bayer Leverkusen.

With this result, the Bremen team 'save' the season, despite their poor league classification, the worst since 1999, and continued disappointment protagonists in recent months.

In the duel on Saturday in Berlin, the 'hero' was the German of Turkish origin Mesut Ozil, who scored in the 58th and allowed them to lift the Cup, despite repeated attempts by the whole match for Leverkusen in the second half and forcing the extension.

In both the play's only had a role the Brazilian Diego, with a great play that allowed the couple Ozil, which many consider his successor, beating the goalkeeper Rene Adler.

The American midfielder disputed his last game against Werder, after this week will confirm that the next campaign wear the colors of Juventus of Turin.

"I am very happy to dismiss poderme of Werder Bremen in this way. It was three years of accomplishments and many joys and this Cup is a way to return all the love I received in Bremen, from the fans and the whole of Germany Werder" "said Diego.

The Brazilian insisted on his dedication to the fans of the soon to be his former team. "It was exciting to see the fans shouting my name and it is better able to lift this Cup," he added.

Despite its problems in the boot of the meeting, Bayer had the opportunity to build your score by Patrick Helmes mainly, but Thomas Schaaf pupils were well arranged and the defense managed to maintain their door to zero.

Werder had the opportunity to extend their advantage to his opponent launched to counterattack, but the Peruvian Claudio Pizarro Hugo Almeida and the Portuguese were not successful, and his team completed its objective of achieving the minimum and suffering.


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