ESPN Deportes, which will offer more UEFA Champions League matches than any television network in the U.S., will provide extensive, season-long coverage from the group stage through the final match. AS RomaWeds., Sept. Liverpool vs. Each match day, the network will televise selected matches LIVE, while featuring the remaining matches on short turnaround or tape delay. Chelsea FCWeds., Sept. Olympique Lyonnais vs. FC Porto vs. 8 Matchday #6**Match schedule still TBD
The ESPN Deportes coverage of UEFA Champions League will include three teams of announcers made up of ESPN broadcasting veteran Luis Omar Tapia (play-byplay), Diego Balado (analysis), Randy Alvarez (play-by-play) and soccer legend Mario Kempes, who will be making his debut as UEFA Champions League analyst. AFC Ajax vs. 23 – Weds. 16 1:00 a.m. 14, 2004– Matchday #1 to Feature Europe’s Best Clubs, Including Defending Champions FC Porto, FC Barcelona, Juventus FC, Manchester United FC, Liverpool and Real Madrid CF
ESPN Deportes will begin its extensive coverage of the 2004 UEFA Champions League season this week by featuring Europe’s best clubs, including defending champions FC Porto, FC Barcelona, Juventus FC, Liverpool, Manchester United FC and Real Madrid CF. Chelsea FC vs. 28 7:00 p.m. AS MonacoWeds., Sept. Nov. 20 Matchday #3*Tues., Nov. ESPN Deportes commentator Jose Hernandez (play-by-play) and Claudio Jijon (analysis) will compose a third telecast team to handle increased schedule of games. FC Bayern Munich vs.
– Columns from ESPN Deportes commentators Diego Balado, Jose Hernandez and Luis Omar Tapia and ESPNdeportes.com soccer analyst Vito de Palma
– ESPNdeportes.com will provide in-depth coverage of this year’s UEFA Champions League , including: . 15 10:30 p.m. FC Barcelona vs. Juventus FCWeds., Sept. FC PortoWeds., Sept. Werder Bremen vs. 14 11:30 p.m. 30 1:30 a.m. 7 – Weds., Dec. Celtic FCThurs., Sept. 2 – Weds. 29 2:30 p.m. 14 4:45 p.m. AS Monaco vs. 15 4:45 p.m.
“UEFA Champions League is a showcase for the best soccer players in the world, including many from Latin America,” said Lino Garcia, general manager, ESPN Deportes. 3 Matchday #4*Tues., Nov. “Many of our viewers are passionate soccer fans, and ESPN Deportes is proud to deliver season-long coverage of this great competition.”
– Telecasts of UEFA Champions League Highlights, a weekly 30-minute highlight program airing Thursdays of each match week hosted by Randy Alvarez reviews all the top goals and plays from the league. AFC AjaxTues., Sept. Manchester United vs. 30 1:00 p.m.
– Real-time scoring
– Telecasts of UEFA Champions League Weekly, ESPN’s weekly series airing Friday evenings during the UEFA Champions League season provides updates, interviews, features and historical pieces on the league. ET, just a few hours before the season begins. DonetskThurs., Sept.
Viewers are encouraged to call their local cable and satellite provider to inquire about the availability of ESPN Deportes. PSG FC vs. Nov. Leverkusen vs. Real Madrid vs. Deportivo La CorunaTues., Sept. FC Internazionale vs.
DATE TIME (ET) TEAMSTues., Sept. FC Barcelona vs. — Interactive chat sessions hosted by ESPN Deportes commentators two hours prior to the match
As a prelude to the start of the 2004 UEFA Champions League season, Luis Omar Tapia will host a chat on ESPNDeportes.com today at 12 p.m. 28 4:45 p.m. 14 7:00 p.m. Oct. PFC CSKA MoskvaTues., Sept. FenerbahceTues., Sept. 15 2:30 p.m. ValenciaTues., Oct.19 – Weds. AC Milan vs. 14 2:30 p.m. Werder BremenTues., Sept. In total, ESPN Deportes will offer coverage of 77 matches and up 186 original hours of UEFA Champions League programming. 28 2:30 p.m. 29 4:45 p.m. Real Madrid CFThurs., Sept. 28 11:30 p.m.
Additional highlights of ESPN Deportes UEFA Champions League coverage:
– Live commentary of selected matches
– Photo galleries
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 24 Matchday #5*Tues., Dec. Celtic FCTues., Sept
m88 They enjoyed every single moment of last year as they magnificently won another treble under Jupp Heynckes. However, we can guess by their overall performance, strategic wise, strength, weaknesses, and several more things.
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It is frightful for Madrid fans to think to be a runner up or to be semifinalist again this year. We know who were the last year Champions, the German giants Bayern Munich. He is a very intelligent and experienced manager; he achieved several major trophies with AC Milan, Chelsea, and PSG. The man who replaced Jupp was Pep Guardiola, the one who took FC Barcelona to its peaks; this man also introduced the famous tiki-taka.
The pair of Cavani and Ibrahimovic can do exceptional things for PSG and they can easily win matches single handedly. Nevertheless, if again they desire to win they have to be more wary because English, Spanish, Italian and French giants are very ambitious for winning the Champions League and they are very well prepared as compare to last season, some of them have brought some big names and some of them have hired notable managers.
It was not a bad decision by Administration, though they should have given more time to Heynckes and should have waited until he resigned because to be fair he was doing a tremendous job. It was not less than a miracle for Bayern Munich to win another treble. Therefore, it means he is the right man who can bring Madrid trophies, and maybe that is why Perez spends a lot of money around Ancelotti.
If we could look at PSGs history, they have not been a strong force in Europe, however it is imperative to mention about their capability of becoming a major club in Europe. Both of them are keen to score as many goals as they can just as they are doing in French league 1, however if they continue this in Champions League matches then for sure they can be strong contenders to lift the famous Champions League Trophy.
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In champions league Munich is one of the strongest title contender, it has become a habit of Bayern Munich to play semifinal each year. That day and now we can see where PSG was and where are they now, so, it would be unfair to not to credit the Qatari Investment authority.
Last years semifinalist is looking to grab the opportunity to win the Champions league for the tenth time. In addition, fairly most of the credit goes to Mr. Now that such names have joined the club, the expectations are very high from PSG because they have spent a lot of money to enable it to compete with the other European Giants.. Real Madrid is one of the richest Football club on the planet with an estimated wealth of 3 billion. Thanks to the Jupp Heynckes who brought the Bavarians Champions league. They can sign any big name they want, they stunned the entire football world when they announced to have signed Tottenham Hotspurs winger Gareth Bale in 100 million and bringing Bale signified the high aims of Mr. Fiorentina Perez (Madrid Owner).
With a new season, they have started with new boss Carlo Ancelotti, who resigned from his job, as Paris Saint Germans manager for his dream job was to manage Madrid. They did not even dream that one day they would be favorite to win Champions League, though somehow fate was kind to them, when suddenly a Qatari Investment authority decided to possess Paris Saint German. Wow what a marvelous season for Bayern Munich last year. With this size of squad, they can easily reach the semifinal again this year.
Now when everything is settled the fans are expecting something vibrant from PSG manager and the players because they brought several world class players to PSG, namely, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Alex, Lucas Moura, Thiago Silva, Edison Roberto Cavani Gomez, including many more young stars. Madrid is one of the most successful club in the history of Champions league, which makes them even more notable in this League.
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Paris Saint German
They did well last season when they surprisingly reached quarterfinal, but unfortunately they were slapped by Barcelona.
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The battle begins
Yes the battle has begun amongst the top teams of Europe with an unlike spirit of winning champions league. Heynckes, however many of us still cannot understand the decision of Bayern Munichs President when he announced that Heynckes will be replaced byby Josep Pep Guardiola i Sala.
It would be no surprise if they win another treble under Pep Guardiola this time.
However, it is too early to say the possible teams as to which of them can be champions
m88 Match: Federico Macheda and girlfriend Sophie Larissa Houghton
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Chart-topping singer-songwriter Emeli Sande performed at the event, which was hosted by actor and broadcaster Angus Deayton and attended by several first team players and their wives and girlfriends, along with the boss himself.
Stalwarts: Albert Morgan (left), the Manchester United kit-man, with Sir Alex Ferguson (right)
Anybody who witnessed Manchester United’s demolition of Wolves on Saturday might not think Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are in a particularly charitable mood these days.
Wright also got in on the Twitter action, saying he was having ‘a lovely night for such a lovely cause’, which Ferdinand promptly retweeted.
If the players are anywhere near as sharp as they were here, he should have no trouble cutting through the QPR defence.
Unlikely partners: Rafael and Fabio Da Silva smile for the camera
R&R: Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand looking sharp at the UNICEF event
Boss Ferguson will hope he can have a similarly pleasant evening after his team visit Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. Also present and correct were ‘The Only Way is Essex’ star Mark Wright and ‘Coronation Street’ actress Catherine Tyldesley.
TV stars: Mark Wright and Catherine Tyldesley were dressed for the occasion
The event, hosted at Old Trafford, celebrated twelve years of partnership between the two organisations – the longest such link between a Premier League club and a charity.
Trio: Jonny Evans (left) with Darron Gibson (right) and Danielle Carter (centre, Darron’s girlfriend)
United: David de Gea and Javier Hernandez looked like they were having fun
Stylish: Patrice and Sandra Evra on the red carpet
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But on Monday the Red Devils were altogether less troublesome than their moniker suggests, as they held their annual charity ‘United for UNICEF’ gala dinner.
Loved up: Michael Carrick and wife Lisa grinning, while Ashley Young and his childhood sweetheart Nicky Pike pose for the camera
Serial tweeter Rio Ferdinand mentioned the event on the social networking site and even gave a ‘big shout’ to one girl’s parents, who donated 10,000 to UNICEF so she could meet and greet the players
fun88 Neymar in action against United States in friendly. AFP
Yet Brazil almost doubled their lead three minutes before the break when Marcelo thumped a ferocious angled shot towards the top corner that Guzan did well to parry away.
Klinsmann acknowledged the Bedoya experiment had left the Americans exposed and swiftly replaced him with Williams on 36 minutes.
David Luiz released Neymar into acres of space down the right and the number 10 cut back inside only to have Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron sweep his legs from beneath him for a cast-iron penalty.
Dunga brought Neymar on at half-time and the Barcelona superstar, who will be suspended for the Selecao’s clash with Chile next month, made an instant impact.
Chelsea star Willian burst clear of two American defenders down the right flank and curled a looping cross beyond US keeper Brad Guzan.
Rafinha was the next to find the target, deftly finishing after an exquisite pass from Lucas Moura for Brazil’s third goal in the 64th minute.
Foxborough, United States: Barcelona superstar Neymar scored twice as Brazil thrashed the United States 4-1 to equal the Americans’ heaviest margin of defeat under manager Jurgen Klinsmann in a friendly international here Tuesday. (Click here for latest Football stories)
Veteran striker Hulk and youngster Rafinha scored the five-time world champion’s other goals.
The USA’s lone attack of the first half came shortly afterwards when Yedlin, the Tottenham player currently on loan at Sunderland, surged down the flank and crossed for Jozy Altidore, whose shot on the run was blocked.
The scoreline matched the worst ever suffered by the Americans under Klinsmann, who were beaten 4-1 by Brazil in 2012 and 4-1 by Ireland in 2014.
Another superb ball by Paris Saint-Germain’s Moura set up Neymar to make it 4-0 in the 67th minute, the Barcelona player shooting low through a crowd of USA defenders to beat Guzan once more.
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The USA, looking for an encouraging display as they prepare for a crucial Confederations Cup play-off against Mexico next month, were run ragged as Brazil turned on the style at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
Substitute Danny Williams scored a late consolation for the Americans, lashing home a 30-yard screamer in the 90th minute.
Brazil, who face a daunting opening to their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign away to Chile next month, were always in control.
Neymar duly stepped up to rifle home the spot-kick — his 45th international goal — to make it 2-0.
It could have been worse if Rafinha had not dragged a shot wide with the goal begging in the 70th minute.
The South Americans dominated a one-sided first half, threatening to run riot against an experimental United States formation featuring Alejandro Bedoya playing in an unfamiliar defensive midfield role.
The Brazilians swept forward confidently and did not have long to wait until their early superiority was rewarded with the first goal.
As the Aston Villa goalkeeper dithered, the ball rebounded off the inside of the upright and fell kindly to Hulk, who cut back towards goal to wrong-foot defender DeAndre Yedlin to bludgeon home for 1-0.
m88 Petersburg was grouped with Valencia, Lyon and Gent. Tuesday start for fans in Spain.
Europe’s four highest-ranked leagues meet in the group of Juventus, Manchester City, Sevilla and Borussia Moenchengladbach.
”Serie A, the Premier League and the Bundesliga all in the most competitive, demanding and exciting group,” said Sevilla coach Unai Emery, whose team is the first to qualify by winning the previous season’s Europa League.
Chelsea’s Mourinho guided Porto to win the Champions League in 2004 immediately before starting his first spell at Stamford Bridge.
His quest to be the first coach to win Europe’s premier club title with three different clubs – after Porto and Inter Milan in 2010 – starts in a group with Dynamo Kiev and Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Though Man United landed with the lowest-ranked top-seeded club in PSV, the group has depth with CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg.
Bayern eliminated Arsenal at the last-16 stage in 2013 and 2014, though the English club will expect to advance ahead of Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb.
”It’s nice, against Arsenal, that we’ll meet two old friends from the national team in Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil,” Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said.
With UEFA separating Russian and Ukrainian teams in the draw, top-seeded Zenit St.
MONACO (AP) Barcelona got a favorable start to its title defense, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wish to go home was granted and Benfica was given the longest trip in Champions League history on Thursday.
The group-stage draw also means Bayern Munich play Arsenal for the third time in four seasons and sent Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho back to Porto where he won his first Champions League title.
Manchester United’s return after a one-year absence will be at Group B’s top-seeded club whose best player it bought in the offseason. on a Wednesday back home.
The group is completed by Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid, whose match in Astana will be a 4 p.m. 7 Memphis Depay can look forward to a Sept. 15 date back at PSV Eindhoven.
World football’s most coveted club competition set up many story lines for the 32 elite clubs, who will share 1.2 billion euros ($1.37 billion) in UEFA prize money over the next nine months.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo resume their duel for the all-time competition scoring record tied on 77 career goals, and Barcelona’s star forward seems favored to forge ahead.
Defending champion Barcelona will kick off at Roma and also play BATE Borisov and Bayer Leverkusen. 9. United’s new No. The top two in each group advance to the last-16 knockout round which begins in February.
. Messi routed the German side with five goals in a 7-1 win when they met in the last-16 round in 2012.
Ronaldo and Real Madrid landed in a tougher group with Shakhtar Donetsk and Ibrahimovic’s current and first clubs, Paris Saint-Germain and Malmo.
”One day I hope to experience the Champions League in Malmo on the pitch. The champion of Belgium is the second club making its debut at the elite level.
The six rounds of group matches end on Dec. Congratulations!” the Sweden great had posted on Twitter after his boyhood club advanced through the playoff round on Wednesday.
Ibrahimovic will be 34 by Nov. 25 when PSG plays at Malmo, which he left as a 19-year-old to join Ajax.
On the same day, Portugal champion Benfica will play at newcomer Astana – the further point east any club has played since the European Cup was rebranded the Champions League 23 years ago.
Benfica’s flight from Lisbon of around 6,100 kilometers (3,800 miles) across six time zones will mean kicking off in the Kazakhstan capital when it is 3 p.m
12bet It’s difficult because I still think I can play at the top level … “To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country,” Beckham said.
He started his career with Manchester United and also played for Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy, winning titles with all those clubs.
England dropped Beckham in 2006 in an effort to renew the team with younger players after a quarterfinal exit at that year’s World Cup. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report. He was blamed for England’s elimination from the 1998 World Cup for his petulant red card against Argentina, but scored the winning goal against the same team at the World Cup four years later.
Beckham told Sky that he found it difficult when his celebrity overshadowed his career as an athlete. I think I know when I’m ready … He has been giving his salary to a children’s charity.
“I want to thank all my teammates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from,” Beckham said. Coach Steve McClaren recalled him the following year after a run of stuttering form, and he returned for the remainder of England’s unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the 2008 European Championship.
“As much as I say that doesn’t hurt me, of course it does,” Beckham said.
Beckham, whose forays into fashion and marriage to a pop-star wife have made him a riveting international celebrity, has two more matches left at PSG. “I’m fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it’s my time to give back.”
2013 CBS Interactive Inc. He missed the 2010 World Cup because of an Achilles injury, but went to South Africa as part of Fabio Capello’s backroom staff.
On the international stage, Beckham made 115 appearances for England’s national team a record for a player other than a goalkeeper.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Beckham said “over the years when I’ve seen players retire, when you ask them they said ‘you’ll know when you’re ready’… I’m honored to represent England both on and off the pitch.”
Beckham spent four years in Madrid winning the 2007 Spanish title before making the surprise move to Major League Soccer, where he won the title twice.
There were highs and lows in Beckham’s international career. “I knew every time I wore the Three Lions shirt, I was not only following in a long line of great players, I was also representing every fan that cared passionately about their country. “I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.”
Beckham had already started planning for his post-playing career earlier in the season, becoming an ambassador for Chinese soccer.
His last England appearance came against Belarus in October 2009. Beckham left United in 2003 shortly after manager Alex Ferguson accidentally struck Beckham’s eye with a football boot.
At left, watch the “60 Minutes” interview with Beckham from 2008.
“If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. All Rights Reserved.
The 38-year-old Beckham, who recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain, said Thursday he will retire after the season.. I’m fortunate to have realized those dreams,” Beckham said.
LONDON David Beckham is retiring from soccer, ending a career in which he became a global superstar who transcended the sport.
“Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I’m starting a new adventure and I’m genuinely excited about what lies ahead,” Beckham said. but I’ve always said to myself I want to go out on top.”
“I’m thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level,” the former England captain said in a statement.
Beckham responded to jeering at the 2000 European Championship with an obscene hand gesture to England fans, but was lauded by the same supporters a little more than a year later when his last-minute free kick against Greece secured a place at the 2002 World Cup.
With United between 1992 and 2003, Beckham won six Premier League titles, the Champions League, two FA Cups and the Intercontinental Cup
m88 calls to a number registered to him in Fayetteville were met with a constant busy signal Tuesday, and it could not be determined if he has hired an attorney.
In January, the casino was forced to suspend an event at its Winter Open after suspicions that someone introduced counterfeit chips. About $800,000 in prize money was already paid out before the fake chips were discovered.
The Borgata also will add more staff and will do more chip counts each day during its tournaments.
Maintenance was called, and they found the chips, with a tournament value of 2.7 million, although they had no actual cash value.
Part of the new security measures will include spot checks of chips in play during games.
Lusardi is still in custody awaiting trial. They were approved by New Jersey gambling regulators for use in tournaments.
The event under scrutiny was the tournament’s Big Stack, No Limit Hold `Em event. But the chips clogged the pipes, and guests on the floor below complained that water was dripping into their rooms.
“We will be checking chips randomly throughout the day using a new process involving the UV lights,” Lupo said. A North Carolina man who won $6,814 during the tournament, Christian Lusardi, was arrested on charges including theft and rigging a public contest.
“This was very expensive, but very necessary,” said Joe Lupo, the casino’s senior vice president. He described the checks as “part of the new normal.”
The Borgata Hotel Casino Spa told The Associated Press it was using new chips for its Spring Open poker tournament that began Tuesday.
The new, more sophisticated chips combine several design and technology elements in use in the industry.
A joint investigation by the New Jersey State Police and the state Division of Gaming Enforcement continues, and $1.5 million in prize money is still on hold pending its outcome. There were 27 people remaining in the contest when play was suspended.. – A cheating scandal at a casino poker tournament has led to new security measures, including chips that are more intricate, have more colors and include an authentication element that can be checked under ultraviolet light.
Authorities said Lusardi, after suspecting the fake chips had been noticed, flushed them down the toilet in his hotel room at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, where he had been staying. “In order to have the biggest tournaments in Atlantic City and as the market leader, we need to ensure the integrity of the games.”
m88 draftKings offers daily and weekly contests for cash prizes.. The sports leagues who have aligned with DraftKings, FanDuel and others sleep well at night with that distinction and enjoy the added revenue stream fantasy brings.
There’s a school of thought that the increasing acceptance of fantasy by the leagues has no bearing on its stand on sports betting. Whether fantasy could continue to prosper if sports betting were legal nationwide remains to be seen.
What is confusing is why fantasy sports is legal as a game of skill but sports betting is not in 46 states. Fantasy sports is a multi-billion dollar industry and the news earlier this month that Walt Disney is reportedly investing about $250 million for a 20 percent interest in Boston-based DraftKings will only hasten its legitimacy and growth. Making an educated bet can hardly be considered a game of chance like playing the lottery. But they have no such concerns about the millions bet annually illegally or the cash doled out on fantasy. The fact that Disney owns sports giant ESPN makes the stake all the more compelling.
“They’ve drawn a line of demarcation between fantasy and gaming,” said Reed Bergman, CEO and president of Playbook, a sports marketing agency. What will be fascinating to see is how ESPN separates real sports from fantasy. New Jersey is waiting for a ruling on an appeal that would allow it to offer sports betting in casinos and at racetracks but it’s unlikely to win.
And while the NBA, MLB and even the NFL are embracing fantasy, they are still in court fighting the spread of sports betting mainly on the grounds it will increase, in their view, the likelihood of games being fixed. “You’re dealing with a separation of church and state issue,” added Bergman.
What’s interesting is fantasy sites avoid being categorized as gambling, which is illegal in most states and Canada, because they offer “games of skill”. While that may be true – at least for now – the spread of fantasy could eventually change the atmosphere among the public and influence the league offices and courts
After Bertolini pleaded guilty and received a federal prison sentence, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, ESPN and other news organizations filed freedom of information requests with the U.S. Dowd and his team had sworn testimony from bookie Ron Peters that Rose bet on the Reds from 1984 through 1986, but not written documentation. One Executive Tools Spiral Notebook.” Two small boxes of other items confiscated in the postal raid on Bertolini’s house went too, including autographed baseballs and baseball cards.
“He wasn’t forthcoming with much information,” she said, “but he did acknowledge to me it was records of bets he made for Pete Rose.”
Freelance researcher Liam Quinn contributed to this report. There was a for sale sign out front, the agent told him. Both agents, former supervisor Craig Barney and former inspector Mary Flynn, said the records were indeed copies of the notebook they seized.
“This does it. “We didn’t know anything about Bertolini or his connection [to Rose].”
. We tried to get them. There was stuff everywhere,” Barney said.
“The rule says, if you bet, it doesn’t say for or against. “[Ohio bookie] Ron Peters is a golf pro, so he’s got other occupations. The largest single bet was $5,500 on the Boston Celtics, a bet he lost.
Yes, he admitted in 2004, after almost 15 years of denials, he had placed bets on baseball, but he insisted it was only as a manager.
Rose, through his lawyer, Raymond Genco, issued a statement: “Since we submitted the application earlier this year, we committed to MLB that we would not comment on specific matters relating to reinstatement. It looked to them as if Bertolini had been signing memorabilia with the forged names of some of the most famous baseball players in history: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Duke Snider, Mike Schmidt and Pete Rose. Dowd recently met with MLB CIO and executive vice president of administration John McHale Jr., who is leading Manfred’s review of Rose’s reinstatement request, to walk McHale through his investigation. For 26 years, the notebook has remained under court-ordered seal and is currently stored in the National Archives’ New York office, where officials have declined requests to release it publicly.
Last year, Outside the Lines again applied unsuccessfully for access to the notebook but learned it had been transferred to the National Archives under a civil action titled “United States v. That meeting likely will come sometime after the All-Star break. Postal Inspection Service in October 1989, nearly two months after Rose was declared permanently ineligible by Major League Baseball. 13, a few days after the undercover house tour and after obtaining a search warrant, they searched Bertolini’s home and found evidence that would lead to numerous convictions. In March of this year, he applied to Manfred for reinstatement. It’s impossible to count the exact number of times he bet on baseball games because not every day’s entries are legible.
“There were numbers and dates and — it was a book for sports betting,” Barney said. This closes the door,” said John Dowd, the former federal prosecutor who led MLB’s investigation.
The timing for Rose, who played in 72 games in 1986, isn’t great. “It was such a mess. But the boys in New York are about breaking arms and knees.
Although the 1989 raid on Bertolini’s house received immediate news coverage, nothing about a betting book became public for five years. And, of course, [Rose] betting while he was a player.”
For 26 years, Pete Rose has kept to one story: He never bet on baseball while he was a player.
Bats, balls, books and papers were scattered all over. He refused to give them to us,” Dowd said. That gave them probable cause to seek a search warrant.
On Oct. So Barney and Flynn, posing as a couple looking for a home, called a real estate agent and were given a guided tour of Bertolini’s house. That came during his worst week of the four-month span, when he lost $25,500.
“We knew that [Bertolini] recorded the bets, and that he bet himself, but we never had his records. On Monday morning, MLB officials declined to comment about the notebook.
“I got a call at the place where I was working at the time from my brother, and he says, ‘You should come home.’ He said, ‘There’s a bunch of government people here, and they’re here for you.’ At the time, I think it was Mary Flynn of the postal inspector’s office who got on the phone and said, ‘We’re here,’ and she told me why and so forth.
“Bertolini nails down the connection to organized crime on Long Island and New York. “He’s a liar.”
Dowd said he wished he’d had the Bertolini notebook in 1989, but he didn’t need it to justify Rose’s banishment. But one item stood out: In a box of papers in the basement, Barney said, was a spiral notebook filled with handwritten entries.
Bertolini offered his take on the raid during his sentencing hearing in U.S. Under MLB Rule 21, “Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible.”
The documents obtained by Outside the Lines, which reflect betting records from March through July 1986, show no evidence that Rose, who was a player-manager in 1986, bet against his team. They provide a vivid snapshot of how extensive Rose’s betting life was in 1986:
The documents are copies of pages from a notebook seized from the home of former Rose associate Michael Bertolini during a raid by the U.S. “But when he bet, he was gone. “It reeked of fraud,” Barney said.
o In the time covered in the notebook, from March through July, Rose bet on at least one MLB team on 30 different days. He placed his financial interest ahead of the Reds, period.”
The two inspectors spotted an item that a complainant said had not been returned. The man’s name was Michael Bertolini, and the business he ran out of his home was called Hit King Marketing Inc.
To Dowd, one of the most compelling elements of the newly uncovered evidence is that it supports the charge that Rose was betting with mob-connected bookies through Bertolini. It’s another device by Pete to try to excuse what he did,” Dowd said. To be sure, I’m eager to sit down with [MLB commissioner Rob] Manfred to address my entire history — the good and the bad — and my long personal journey since baseball. Therefore at this point, it’s not appropriate to comment on any specifics.” Bertolini’s lawyer, Nicholas De Feis, said his client is “not interested in speaking to anyone about these issues.”
But new documents obtained by Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball — and on the Cincinnati Reds – as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986.
It was immediately clear that the many notations of “PETE” in the pages represented Pete Rose.
When the case began, it didn’t look particularly enticing, Barney said. All were denied on the grounds that the notebook had been introduced as a grand jury exhibit and contained information “concerning third parties who were not of investigative interest.”
“The implications for baseball are terrible. I need to maintain that. Attorney’s Office internal memorandum from 2000 that requested the spiral notebook’s transfer said Bertolini’s closed file has “sufficient historical or other value to warrant its continued preservation by the United States Government.” The memorandum listed among its attachments a copy of the notebook, but a copy of the memorandum provided by the National Archives had no attachments and had a section redacted.
Flynn, who said her first reaction was “Holy mackerel,” said they asked Bertolini about the notebook.
Dowd, who reviewed the documents at Outside the Lines’ request, said his investigators had tried but failed to obtain Bertolini’s records, believing they would be the final piece in their case that Rose was betting with mob-connected bookmakers in New York. The postal inspector’s office in Brooklyn, New York, had received a complaint that a man in Staten Island had failed to return goods to paying customers that he was supposed to have autographed. But Dowd never had the kind of documents that could cement that part of his case, especially in the eyes of fans who wanted to see Rose returned to Major League Baseball.
“It was a mere ‘failure to render [services]‘ complaint,” said Barney, who is now retired. “This is the final piece of the puzzle on a New York betting operation with organized crime. “Never bet as a player: That’s a fact,” he said.
“I wish I had been able to use it [the book] all those years he was denying he bet on baseball,” said Flynn, the former postal inspector. The U.S. The documents go beyond the evidence presented in the 1989 Dowd report that led to Rose’s banishment and provide the first written record that Rose bet while he was still on the field.
But Rose’s supporters have based part of their case for his reinstatement on his claim that he never bet while he was a player or against his team, saying that sins he committed as a manager shouldn’t diminish what he did as a player.
o Rose bet heavily on college and professional basketball, losing $15,400 on one day in March. District Court in Brooklyn six years later (he served 14 months for tax fraud and a concurrent assault sentence):
o But on 21 of the days it’s clear he bet on baseball, he gambled on the Reds, including on games in which he played.
o Most bets, regardless of sport, were about $2,000. Attorney’s Office seeking access to the book. [The mob] had a mortgage on Pete while he was a player and manager.”
In April, Rose repeated his denial, this time on Michael Kay’s ESPN New York 98.7 FM radio show, that he bet on baseball while he was a player. They took any records I had whatsoever, and they took different personal belongings and memorabilia from my home.”
In April, Outside the Lines examined the Bertolini memorabilia kept in the National Archives’ New York office, but the betting book — held apart from everything else — was off-limits. And that is a very powerful problem,” Dowd said. Dowd also had testimony and a recorded phone conversation between Bertolini and another Rose associate, Paul Janszen, that established that Bertolini had placed bets for Rose. “I was taken aback.”
If the accusation was true, it would constitute mail fraud, but the agents had no probable cause to search Bertolini’s house.
Outside the Lines tracked down two of the postal inspectors who conducted the raid on Bertolini’s home in 1989 and asked them to review the documents. Dowd’s investigation had established that Rose was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt at the time he was banished from the game.
Barney sent an agent to drive by the address. Their authenticity has been verified by two people who took part in the raid, which was part of a mail fraud investigation and unrelated to gambling
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Safety tips for driving the boat are better learned via a safe boating course, so these will be general safety tips for storing your boat and what to do before taking it out.
If your pontoon boat is stored at a dock, it is necessary for it to be tied up to the dock. This is in case of a sudden crash or impact, or if the boat flipped. You can find out more about your particular state’s laws and regulations at the appropriate Game and Inland Fisheries website for your state, or your state’s gov site.
When taking trips out on the pontoon boats fun may be your goal, but safety should always be a priority. Otherwise, if it is loose or becomes unattached, your boat may float away and hit something! When leaving for an outing on the boat, we always make sure one person is on board while one or more passengers are on the dock to untie the ropes from the cleats. At our dock there are four cleats, two in front and two in back of the boat. The boat can hold up to ten passengers, includes a built-in radio, fish finder, and spacious storage for all sorts of items underneath the seat cushions. Also, make sure to include a number of lifevests, which can be stored underneath the seat cushions on the boat. This article will outline several safety precautions to keep in mind while you’re using your pontoon boat. While I could cover them here, it is generally advised that you have completed a boating or boater’s safety course for your area. The flotation device should always be kept out in the open when your boating, just in case of an accident. While out on the water, there are several safety rules to keep in mind. You never know when they will be needed, or if certain passengers are unable to swim.. It’s very important before even starting the boat that you have this clip in place, so that if your key becomes dislodged or you have to pull it out for an emergency, the motor will shut down automatically.
A pontoon or party boat can be a fun and relaxing way to travel out on the water. This clip-on switch provides an important safety function to shut off the boat’s motor. The last thing you want is your partying to get in the way of safety and cause a hazard to other boaters or even worse an accident on the dock or water. Different states have different laws or regulations regarding who is required to have passed a boater safety course before being allowed to even drive a boat on the water. It is essential that you properly cleat the lines and that the pontoon boat is fastened securely near the dock. Then the people on the dock safely board as the pontoon boat motor has been switched on.
With many new and used pontoon boats, the key also includes a special clip for the “killswitch” or “dead man’s switch” attached by a cord on the keyring. Err on the side of caution by having 8-10 of these just in case you have a lot of passengers. We’ve found the pontoon boat to be a lot of fun to take out on the lake for journeys to explore different areas and enjoy the relaxation of being on the water.
On board the pontoon boat it’s essential to have a flotation device. These spacious boats hold as many as 15 or so people and can allow for sunbathing, music and partying! Several months ago after searching through various listings of used Pontoon boats for sale, we found a great deal on one for just under $5500
It simply gets better and better through the years. There are still more new elements into the latest game but gamers are intentionally made to anticipate, to add to the surprise. With this latest feature, receivers and defensive backs now can look at the ball just before they play.
When NCAA Football 2010 comes out in July of this year, there is now room for players who get lazy while playing. The great thing about it is that there are now more than a hundred schools that participate in the 2010 game.
. What’s to be glad about with 2010 updated version is that it has all-new features that would definitely be delightful for all college football fans out there, especially when online NCAA Football 2010 gaming means points for each student who plays the game. EA Sports is deliberately keeping everything a surprise up to a certain limit. It’s simply the best.
NCAA Football has geared up through the years to become the topmost selling college football game series for more than ten years now. The simming option allows the player to pick the kind of play and the computer will play the rest of the game. That means each online participant contributes to his or her college’s winning the season.
By: Brian Kaldenberg
Here’s another incredible thing with NCAA Football 2010, procedural awareness makes the players look more realistic. It brings out much excitement in the player because of the incredible game experience it gives to every player.
With the coming of NCAA Football 2010, players would want to know exactly how it would be different from NCAA Football 2009. In the NCAA Football 2010, each school or university who is part of the Football Bowl Subdivision will be embodied by their own colors, mascots and cheerleaders. Among those that came out in the wish list is a better line play, addition of team entrances, and crowd atmosphere.
Fans have always looked for authenticity in the NCAA football series that it has become a great challenge for EA Sports, the makers. Good thing EA Sports have always delivered authentic games each time they come up with an updated version. The makers have allowed fans to draw out wish lists for the upcoming NCAA Football 2010 so that suggestions could possibly be integrated into the game.
No, you don’t just get yourself NCAA Football 10 because it’s the latest game for your xbox 360. Still to be tested when it comes out, no one still knows if it’s bound to be effective.
That’s about it about the “known” features of the all-new NCAA Football 2010
The only way to fully grade a handicappers picks is over the entire season.
The fact is anyone can claim to be good at baseball handicapping. Luck has a lot to do with it. Let’s make it simple and say that a baseball handicapper is a person that analyzes two baseball teams and attempt to picks the winner.
Now you are probably reading this article because you want to know who is best. They must be up to date with all trades, injuries, trends and current statistics. Baseball season is very long and there are many ups and downs for every team. Part of being a good handicapper is promoting yourself as one. Baseball handicapping is not all based on skill. Then there are the side variable such as weather conditions, disputes among the players sand mental state of the players. The only way to test a formula is to use through an entire baseball season. A handicapper that just picks games without close examination is one that I would avoid. Don’t confuse being lucky for being good.
I would define the best baseball handicapper a one who is truly knowledgeable on the sports. There is no government rating nor is there any real tracking system. A good handicapper will take all this information and plug into their handicapping formula.. It is better to be lucky than be good, right. Anyone can create a formula and start using it, but it has to be tested. You might have a nice run for a week, start thinking you have the best system in the world then lose the next 10 games. My feelings on this are not one individual can be giving that title. For effective baseball handicapping you need to follow a formula. You just start analyzing ball games and select your winners. Be consistent with your bets and use proper money management and you will the best baseball handicapper.
Now a proven winning formula is mandatory. This formula must be battle tested.
The best baseball handicappers in one who thoroughly follows the game, uses a proven system along with all those miscellaneous variables to determine their selections. Many get lucky but luck only happens occasional. There is no license or certification required. Remember to distinguish the difference between just lucky and picking the right side. Follow the game, use a proven baseball betting formula, there are many available. I am a true believe that anyone can be the best baseball handicapper if they so desire. That is the easy part just about all handicappers claim to be the best.
Just what is a baseball handicapper? According to Wikipedia: Baseball Handicapping is the practice of assigning advantage through scoring compensation or other advantage given to different contestants to equalize the chances of winning
It is now one of the richest sporting leagues in the world. Formerly known as the American Professional Football Association, and started in the year 1920, the group soon adapted itself to the National Football League in the year 1922. Here however, is something for those of you looking for such a list in alphabetical order.
Green Bay Packers
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
New York Jets
San Diego Chargers
San Francisco 49ers
St. Each zone has four teams, resulting in 16 teams under the AFC, and 16 under the NFC. Also known as Super Bowl Sunday, it is a day on which maximum food is consumed, after Thanksgiving!
There are a total of 32 NFL teams, which have been divided into various zones of the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). A very interesting fact is that, over 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, and the sales of antacids increase drastically the next day! Such is the impact of the NFL, which seems to be only getting bigger with every passing year.. Usually, you will always find a zone-wise distribution of these teams. Every year, the Super Bowl (the NFL championship game) is what excites football fans the most, with everyone looking forward to spending time together and watching the big game over some delicious food. The AFC and NFC have four zones each-North, South, East, and West. Louis Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
As the biggest sports league that American football has ever seen, the craze about the NFL, its players, and the yearly Super Bowl only gets greater and wider. A lot of people plan Super Bowl Sunday way in advance, and ensure that they have no engagements or commitments that day. As such, the total number of NFL teams is 32
Spread funds around the bookmakers and try to keep withdrawals down to once per month.
Sports arbitrage trading is starting to spread across the internet like wildfire.
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When starting out in sports arbitrage trading, many people don’t have a clue as to how many bookmakers to use and how much money to place with each bookmaker and how to fund the bookmakers. You can use either Neteller or Firepay, both of which are similar to a paypal account. Usually a spreadsheet with all of the bookmakers’ login information and passwords works well. Sports arbitrage trading is when a two bets are placed on the same sporting even with different bookmakers. Because the odds are different for each bookmaker, there is profit to be made, hence the arbitrage.
While doing sports arbitrage trading, one important thing to remember is to have some kind of organized system so that you can log into bookmakers sites quickly. Obviously placing your money with bookmakers that have more arbitrage opportunities means more possibilities to trade on. Either back through Neteller or back through Firepay. Usually a lot of bookmakers will allow you to withdraw once per month free of charge. The reason for this is you are going to want to place your funds with the bookmakers that generate the most arbitrage trading opportunities. Sports arbitrage trading is not to be confused with gambling which carries risk. It’s important to watch the bookmakers closely before placing any money with them. Many bookmakers charge a small withdrawal feel that can easily be compensated for.
Your money comes out of the bookmakers account the same way it goes in. Once these accounts are funded, you can then fund the bookmakers you have chosen to deal with. If you haven’t heard of it already, it’s not a new concept but the possibilities seem endless. It’s not necessary to know exactly what sporting events are coming up, but if you have some knowledge of big games and tournaments, usually this is a good time to trade and where you will see some high percentage arbs.
This article was posted on March 08, 2006
A New Wave: Sports Arbitrage Trading
by: Timothy Rohrer
Finally, to maximize profits, you will need to start with a few bookmakers.
Arbitrage trading does come with a risk, but the risk is much smaller than actual gambling or betting.
The next question a lot of people ask is how do I fund the bookmakers? There are two ways to fund the bookmakers