SportsNet - August 2012

No Mirza-Bhupathi at US Open

on August 29 2012 12:42 AM
No Mirza-Bhupathi at US Open

Honeymoon period is over for Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza. The Indian duo will not play mixed doubles together at the US Open despite having captured two Grand Slam titles as a pair.

It seems that it is the result of the bitter fall-out from the Olympics.

Bhupathi will be partnering Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic in New York while Mirza will team up with Britain's Colin Fleming and could face each other at the last four stage.

Bhupathi-Hlavackova seeded 6th will play their first round match against American pair Samantha Crawford and Mitchell Krueger.

The unseeded Mirza-Fleming will start their campaign against wild card entrant Andrea Petkovic of Germany and Eric Butorac of USA.

Mirza played mixed doubles at the Olympics with Leander Paes after the later had demanded an assurance that only he would be allowed to pair with her.

Angry Mirza agreed to team up with Paes, but utter her discomfort in a huge press release hitting out about the arrangement, saying she was used as a "bait" to keep Paes happy, and was a victim of "male chauvinism".

College Football 2012 Season Preview

on August 28 2012 11:18 PM
College Football 2012 Season Preview

 

The start to the 2012 College Football season is just around the corner. Everyone is still undefeated right now, as optimism flows through each fanbase. 

I'll break down and pick the winner of each conference, the winner of the BCS championship game, and the finalists and winner for the Heisman trophy. 

Big East Champion: South Florida--USF is led by quarterback B.J. Daniels, an athletic dual-threat QB who ran for 601 yards and six touchdowns last year. The Big East is the weakest of the BCS conferences, but USF, Louisville, and Pitt give them a strong top three.

Big Ten Champion: Michigan--Quarterback Denard Robinson will lead the Wolverines to the top of the Big Ten this year. One of the fastest and most dynamic players in the country, Robinson will cause problems for the strong defenses of the Big Ten.

College Football 2012: Awards and Championship Predictions

on August 28 2012 11:13 PM

 

The start to the 2012 College Football season is just around the corner. Everyone is still undefeated right now, as optimism flows through each fanbase. 

I'll break down and pick the winner of each conference, the winner of the BCS championship game, and the finalists and winner for the Heisman trophy. 

Big East Champion: South Florida--USF is led by quarterback B.J. Daniels, an athletic dual-threat QB who ran for 601 yards and six touchdowns last year. The Big East is the weakest of the BCS conferences, but USF, Louisville, and Pitt give them a strong top three.

Big Ten Champion: Michigan--Quarterback Denard Robinson will lead the Wolverines to the top of the Big Ten this year. One of the fastest and most dynamic players in the country, Robinson will cause problems for the strong defenses of the Big Ten.

College Football 2012 Season Preview

on August 28 2012 11:07 PM

 

The start to the 2012 College Football season is just around the corner. Everyone is still undefeated right now, as optimism flows through each fanbase. 

I'll break down and pick the winner of each conference, the winner of the BCS championship game, and the finalists and winner for the Heisman trophy. 

Big East Champion: South Florida--USF is led by quarterback B.J. Daniels, an athletic dual-threat QB who ran for 601 yards and six touchdowns last year. The Big East is the weakest of the BCS conferences, but USF, Louisville, and Pitt give them a strong top three.

Big Ten Champion: Michigan--Quarterback Denard Robinson will lead the Wolverines to the top of the Big Ten this year. One of the fastest and most dynamic players in the country, Robinson will cause problems for the strong defenses of the Big Ten.

Spanish Supercopa 2012: 3 Keys to a Real Madrid Victory in the Second Leg

on August 28 2012 7:05 PM
Spanish Supercopa 2012: 3 Keys to a Real Madrid Victory in the Second Leg

 

           Wednesday is the second leg of the Spanish Supercopa between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Barcelona took a 3-2 lead after winning at home in the first leg. With a first leg score that was close enough to allow either team to win the Supercopa, the contest at the Bernabeu in Madrid is up for grabs. With that being said, here are three keys to a Real Madrid victory.

           1. Equalize possession

            Real had possession of the ball for less than a third of the first game. That's unacceptable for any team that wants to win, let alone a team trying to defeat Barcelona. If Real wants to have a chance to win, the back line will have to dispossess the Barca forwards and the midfield will have to make smart passes to the forwards. If they can keep the ball away from the dangerous Xavi, Iniesta, and Messi, then they'll have a shot at victory. Real's playmakers will have to turn the tables and keep possession away from Barca's playmakers.

           2. Get the Ball to Ozil and Ronaldo

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