Archive | June, 2014

Wimbledon: Roger Federer vs Tommy Robredo Preview

Roger FedererNot even the rain could stop former world No.1, Roger Federer (pictured), from once again advancing to the fourth round of the Wimbledon tennis championships where he faces Tommy Robredo (Tuesday, July 1).

Since the early years of their careers, Robredo and Federer have faced off 11 times. Eight times have been on hard courts, three on clay. Since their first match at an more …

Soccer World Cup: Belgium v USA Betting Preview & Picks

Jermaine JonesAfter qualifying from a group featuring two major European powers, the USA will be hopeful of again upsetting the odds when they take on Belgium in Salvador on Tuesday in the round of 16 (4pm EST, live on ESPN).

The USA progressed from Group G at the expense of Portugal following a narrow 1-0 defeat to Germany on the group’s final match day. Victory over Ghana and a more …

World Cup Soccer: USA v Germany Betting Preview & Picks

Jurgen KlinsmannThe USA will be assured of a place in the last 16 of the World Cup if they avoid defeat against Germany in Recife on Thursday (12:00pm EST, live on ESPN).

Germany and the USA are tied on four points at the top of Group G, with Germany ahead by virtue of their superior goal difference (+4 to +1). Ghana (-1) and Portugal (-4) have a point apiece going into the final round of matches. more …

Soccer World Cup: USA v Portugal Betting Preview & Picks

Cristiano RonaldoFollowing victory over Ghana in their World Cup opener, the USA come into their second group stage fixture against Portugal on Sunday with renewed hope of reaching the knockout stages (6pm EST, live on ESPN).

The United States are currently second in Group G, level on points with leaders Germany. Portugal are bottom of the group following their 4-0 loss to the Germans. more …

Soccer World Cup: Ghana v USA Preview & Picks

Clint DempseyThe USA begin their 2014 World Cup against a familiar foe when they take on Ghana in Natal on Monday (6pm EST, live on ESPN).

The two teams are the underdogs in Group G, which also features Portugal and three-time World Cup winners Germany. While a place in the knockout rounds is unlikely for either side, three points would give the winning team a fighting chance of causing an upset. more …

NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 4: Los Angeles Kings vs New York Rangers

Jonathan QuickFor the New York Rangers, down 3-0, it all comes down to Wednesday night’s game four (8pm EST). The Los Angeles Kings, winners of the 2012 Stanley Cup, have seemed unstoppable and are looking to sweep the Rangers for the first time since 2007. History is on the side of the Kings no doubt as only three previous times has an NHL team overcome a 0-3 deficit.

It may not seem that way, but the Rangers haven’t played that poorly over more …

French Open Men’s Final Preview: Nadal v Djokovic

Rafael NadalThe French Open men’s tennis final will be fought out by the two favorites, eight-times champion Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who seeks his first Roland Garros title (Sunday, 9am EST). With so much history between the two best players in the world, expect this one to be another classic.

The top-ranked men’s player will face the second ranked men’s player in more …

NBA Finals Game 1: Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs Preview

Tim DuncanIt all comes down to this final series and it has played out just as most expected. For the second year in a row, the defending champion Miami Heat will take on the San Antonio Spurs with the NBA championship on the line (Thursday 9pm EST on ABC).

A Decade of Dominance: In the 2002-03 season, the San Antonio Spurs led by youthful all-stars, Tony Parker and Tim Duncan (pictured), won head coach Gregg more …