Murray finally wins a Grand Slam

After four Grand Slam final misses, Andy Murray enters into a new stage of his career with a hard fought, well deserved win over Novak Djokovic to take the US Open. In many ways, it will cement his reputation in the tennis world of being a force to be reckoned with, as conditions were difficult with the swirling winds and mentally the 25 year old had to dig deep after battling to win the first two sets and then losing the following two. The win tops off a great year for the British number one, having played in the Wimbledon Final and taking gold at the Olympics.

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Hamilton on the move or is he going to stick

Eddie Jordon has stated what everyone in the Formula One world believes to be a foregone conclusion, which is that Lewis Hamilton will not be at McLaren next season. A number of betting blog sites have always hinted at this, especially with the lack of interest of McLaren to renew the driver’s contract and Hamilton’s Management team approaching all the major teams seeking alternatives to life at McLaren.

After firm rejections by Red Bull and Ferrari, it seems that Mercedes is where the Englishman will end up, especially with talk of Schumacher retiring at the end of this season. At first glance, it may seem that Mercedes and Lewis are not best suited to each other. However, taking a closer look, there are benefits to the relationship. Schumacher has not really made an impact and there is definitely a desire for Mercedes to look for a younger, well known replacement.

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Andy Carroll’s departure leaves Liverpool wanting

Brendan Rodgers has stated that Andy Carroll joining West Ham has left the Liverpool squad short in striking options. With everyone in the football world and betting blog sites all expecting Carroll to leave the club, it comes as a real surprise that the Liverpool manager did not foresee the need to identify and acquire another striker. There was obviously some talks ongoing to have Clint Dempsey or Daniel Sturridge, but nothing has materialized.

What makes matters even worse, is Liverpool have yet to win a match in the new season of the English Premier League. The club is currently 18th in the table, with their next game away to Sunderland on Saturday. Brendan will know that a win here is absolutely essential in getting the squad believing in themselves and for the fans have something to cheer about.

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Look at Luka at Real Madrid

Real Madrid have finally gotten their man, Luka Modric, for a fee of around £30 million. It was an open secret in the footballing world and betting blog sites that Luka wanted to leave Tottenham Hot Spurs, and Real Madrid was the Croatian’s first choice for the move away from London. The 26 year old midfielder has been a loyal servant to the club, ever since joining in 2008. Luka has scored 17 goals for Spurs in 160 appearances, and has been instrumental in their midfield and offense.

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Last Chance for Betting on the Transfer Market

The Premier League transfer market is still alive and kicking, even though the season is well and truly underway. There have many comments on whether or not this should continue, as the most obvious effects of this are the unsettling atmosphere, the uncertainty for the players in question, not to mention the players around them, the clubs’ managerial staff and the fans.

In my opinion, this practice should be revised, so the window closes with the actual start of the season, thus allowing teams to settle and get on with the job of focusing on giving 100% to playing football. However, at this point in time we have a situation of flux for certain players and clubs and is one of the main topics for any betting blog site concentrating on the Premier League and transfer betting opportunities.

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Manchester City States Its Intention With the Community Shield

Manchester City showed their intent in holding on to the Premier League title this year with an impressive display against a 10-man Chelsea team. Betting blog posts will be filled with praise and admiration on City’s superb performance both as a squad and as individuals. Mancini will have very little to complain about with the likes of Carlos Tevez, Yaya and Nasri on top form at the beginning of the season.

Roberto Di Matteo will have to rue the dismissal of Branislav Ivanovic, as Chelsea held their own during the first half and went into the tunnel at half time one goal up on the Premier League Champions. There is no doubt that the dismissal was a significant turning point in the game, especially when playing against a team with the talent and skill of Manchester City. Saying that Chelsea was in with a chance in the last ten minutes of the game as Bertrand scored a second for Chelsea, but it was not to be, as City come through as deserved winners.

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Manchester United Wants Robin Not Batman

Manchester United is on the hunt for Robin van Persie, but Alex Ferguson has revealed that process is not progressing as it should and he has admitted that United can’t seem to get a ‘breakthrough’ in the negotiations with Arsenal. Sir Alex has confirmed that Manchester United did submit an offer for the striker on the 20 July 2012, but he has received very little (if any) feedback from The Gunners. A number of betting blog sites are suggesting that Arsenal is waiting for offers over £20 million, and would prefer to sell the striker to a club outside the Premiership and Juventus have expressed an interest. One must take into account that Wenger has never sold a player to Sir Alex.

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Great Britain Wins First Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics saw the hosts Great Britain finally win their first gold medal of the games in the Women’s Pair Rowing. Helen Glover and Heather Stanning were in superb form and led from the start of the race to beat second place silver medalists Australia and third place bronze medalists New Zealand. The result also means that they become the first British female rowers to win an Olympic title.

The gold medal win by the two girls ends Britain’s agonizing wait for gold, which lasted for a near embarrassing five days. To be honest, there was a huge amount of expectation from the nation to be in the medals from day one, with Mark Cavendish on form from the Tour de France where he won three stages. But when he failed to deliver, the nation was left panicking as to where the first gold was to be won.

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Scott Piercy Wins the Canadian Open

The Canadian Open was won by the American Scott Piercy with a final round 67. Scott won by a shot to beat Robert Garrigus and McGrit, claiming his second PGA title in his career. Scott finished on 17 under par while Robert Garrigus could only muster a score of 70. William McGrit was close to forcing the tournament into a play-off, but it was never to be with him bogeying the last hole.

Betting blog posts all agreed it was going to be a fight between the Americans and the final scores support the general opinion. The top finishers were virtually all American, with the only exceptions being the Englishman Gary Christian who finished in joint tenth place with a 10 under par and Fiji’s Vijay Singh, coming in joint seventh place.

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Andy Carroll Going Back to Newcastle or Remaining Red

The Liverpool striker Andy Carroll situation has been the source of huge debate, especially in the world of betting blog sites and forums. Ever since Brendan Rodgers was appointed manager of Liverpool, rumors have intensified that Andy’s days at Liverpool were numbered. Liverpool bought the striker from Newcastle for £35 million, which is the third highest fee paid by a British Club for a player.

The talk has also been that Andy does not suit Brendan’s style of play, and the Liverpool manager has always stated that any offers for the player would be considered. These types of statements does not help settle the player and obviously the football world sees that as an invitation to come get the player.

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