SportsNet - January 2013
Emmanuel Adeboyor led Togo to the quarter finals for the first time since participation in the biannual competition, Togo took the lead when Adeboyor’s pass found Serge Gakpe who fired the ball from a tight angle. The game was marred by several incidents as there were 9 yellow card booking, Togo had 6 yellow card while Tunisia got 3. Tunisia levelled some minutes later through Khaled Mouelhi’s Penalty. The same player lost another penalty in the second half in a must win game for the North African team. Togo on the other hand just needed a draw to go through. The tides turned around for Tunisia after the equaliser and they began to search for a goal desperately, the manager – Sami Trabelsi made some changes in a bid to get the much needed goal but all to no avail as the Togolese team defended well and the goalkeeper Agassa made two superb save toward the end of the game. Didier Six the Togolese manager was filled with excitement – “This is Huge for Togo, the first time they had qualified for the quarter finals. The will be party in the country now”- Six expressed.
To put the Super Bowl bettting in perspective, let's consider that betting on the Pro-Bowl exceeded the Heats-Celtics and Thunder-Lakers games combined. The Pro-Bowl people.
With more than $90 million expected to be bet on the Super Bowl in Las Vegas and who knows how much in the offshore world, it's an understatement to say that people all across the world are looking for an edge. Let's take a closer look and see what we find.
Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers: SF -3.5 Markets
Werder Bremen welcome Hannover to the Weserstadion on Friday in a game of underachievers so far this season. The two teams are capable of mounting a European challenge, but both have failed to deliver their usual standards this season on a consistent basis.
Werder Bremen are languishing in 12th position currently, without a win in their last four Bundesliga matches, losing three of them.
Hannover are a tough team to beat on home soil, but away from their AWD-Arena is where their problems lie. The Lower Saxony outfit have lost seven of their last nine away matches in the Bundesliga. That poor form is one reason why they are sitting in 10th place in the league.
Only four points ahead of their hosts, but more importantly is that they are just three points outside of the Europa League places. Such is the competitive nature of the Bundesliga, that just eight points separate 15th placed Nürnberg and 6th place Schalke 04.
With the table that close, any kind of form from either Bremen or Hannover, that they are both capable of, could push themselves up the league standings quickly and aim for Europe come the end of the season.
Super Bowl XLVII Matchups: Kaepernick, Moss and The 49ers Passing Offense vs. Reed, Pollard And The Ravens Secondary
The San Francisco 49ers star sophomore quarterback Colin Kaepernick faces a daunting task, winning the Super Bowl in his 10th NFL start. The 49ers made the change to Kaepernick, despite Alex Smith playing well. Kaepernick has rewarded the trust coach Jim Harbaugh has showed him, leading the 49ers to the Superbowl. Kaepernick, a former baseball player, likes to highlight his rocket of an arm, and a talent for running the read option he learned in college at Nevada. Kaepernick has one primary receiver, Michael Crabtree, and a slew of other weapons to throw to. These weapons include two tight ends, two running backs, and two effective receivers. Crabtree especially has exploded with Kaepernick's presence, receiving almost half of all looks from Kaepernick, and his career year places him firmly as the 49er’s marquee receiver. Ravens cornerbacks Corey Graham and Cary Williams will both see action against Crabtree, and taking Crabtree out of the game without the help of the Ravens safeties will be important.