French No 1 Richard Gasquet has secured the coaching services of two-time French Open winner Sergi Bruguera, according to sports daily L’Equipe.
Bruguera, who triumphed at Roland Garros in 1993 and 1994, will take over from Italian coach Riccardo Piatti who split from the world No 9 during the ATP World Tour finals earlier this month citing personal reasons.
The 42-year-old Spaniard, a former world No 3 who won 12 titles mostly on clay, will work alongside France’s Sebastien Grosjean as Gasquet’s coach from February onwards, primarily for the clay court season.
Under Piatti and Grosjean this year, Gasquet enjoyed renewed success by reaching the US Open semi-finals and claimed a World Tour finals spot for the first time since 2007.
“The three seasons that I spent with Richard Gasquet were very important for me,” explained Piatti, a former coach of Novak Djokovic and Ivan Ljubicic, adding he had “other projects” he wanted to pursue.
Most sports bettors are familiar with the importance of shopping for the best line and ensuring that you get the best number available. This is particularly true with key numbers typically multiples of 3 or 7. A disproportionate number of games land on these numbers which increased the significance of getting the hook.
While key numbers are commonplace when applied to the spread, far fewer bettors are familiar with key numbers when pertaining to totals. Using the historical data archive utilized by our Bet Labs software, we examined the most common combined scoring output for every NFL game dating back to 2003. The table below illustrates the most common point totals.
Note: Since there has never been a total under 30 we left it off our graph, however, 16.3% of all games we examined have finished with fewer than 30 combined point scored.
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Mylan World TeamTennis team relocates to Austin; Andy Roddick to star on team
NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 21, 2013) – Austin, Texas will be home to a new Mylan World TeamTennis team in 2014, with a familiar name on the roster – Austin resident Andy Roddick.
The Austin Aces will join Mylan WTT after entrepreneur Lorne Abony purchased the Orange County franchise and has relocated the team to Austin beginning with the 2014 season. This will be the first time a Mylan WTT team has played in Austin. The team is currently reviewing potential venue options and Abony expects to finalize a location by the end of the year.
Abony’s first move after acquiring the franchise was to add Roddick to the team’s roster.
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Helen Grant: the minister for sport failed to answer a single question in a sporting quiz. Read full article…
CLEMSON, SC—The 24th-ranked Clemson men’s soccer team will play #18 Elon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night at Elon, NC at 7:00 pm. The winner of this match will play UCLA in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday. UCLA is the number-one overall seed in the tournament. The Tigers are 11-7-2 on the year and are led in scoring by Thomas McNamara with seven goals and eight assists for 22 points. Teamm Read full article…