Author: Ricardo Vieira

Revolution Looking to Draw on English Premier League Inspiration

MLS season is well underway, and it is safe to say New England Revolution have gotten off to a slow start. Prior to Revolutions game with Atlanta United, just one win from New England’s opening six game in the MLS leaves the side tenth out of twelve sides in the MLS. However, as the fixtures come thick and fast, there is every reason why you should check them out in the live betting markets as Brad Friedel is looking to draw on English Premier League inspiration to bring Revolution out of the doldrums. Two of Brad Friedel’s squad have...

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She Likes Other Sports Teams; Will the Relationship Last?

We’ve all been there. You are a four for four with all of the Boston sports teams and the perfect woman comes into your life and she is not into them at all. However, you have to consider whether or not that spells doom for the relationship before making it a non-starter or calling it quits. Here’s what you need to consider if you find out that your girlfriend likes sports teams outside of Boston. Define “The Problem” The first thing that you have to do is consider the problem. What is the depth of her sports devotion to...

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What now for Tom Brady?

Here’s the scenario. Your 41 years of age, you’ve won the Super Bowl a record six times, your worth roughly $180 million and your idolised as one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. What do you do? For most, the answer is simple. Retire off into the sunset of course but not if you’re Tom Brady. The 3-time NFL MVP enters the final season of his contract in 2019 but it is unlikely to be his final swansong. Brady has made it clear he is keen to carry on until he is at least 45 but after inspiring...

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Top Ten Reasons to Pass CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Exam

CompTIA Network+ certification applied for the network technicians of the Mid-Level. The exam had been designed to check the ability of the technicians of the Mid-Level network in support of the TCP/IP clients. It stands applicable for cabling, hardware setup network design, support, installation, troubleshooting and so on. CompTIA known as the Computing Technology Industry Association was formerly known as ABCD: The Microcomputer Industry Association. CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam This exam all kind of questions on various levels such as traditional, identification of the problem and situational. It is open to anyone. However, it should be taken by anyone...

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5 Smartest Football Players

One would think being a football player all you need is talent but then this can be proved wrong. They are smart football players who are genius-level intellects and college paper writers who are outstanding when it comes to comparing their brain power and intellectual might. Though it is challenging for an athlete to focus both on their education and sports especially during the season, most athletes receive scholarships in return for their sportsmanship. This is a bit tricky because each one is as important as the other and one cannot miss any of them most especially they cannot miss football practice or a game because their scholarship is based on their great sportsmanship. Even with these kinds of scenarios some athletes have overcome barriers and proven to perform excellently both on the field and in their class work. John Urschel This famous Baltimore Ravens player is the first name that comes to mind anytime smart footballers are mentioned. The offensive guard player went to Penn State University and has acquired a bachelors and masters in mathematics. The player who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. had to quit football after three years. He is doing well such that he was already a professor while pursuing his master’s studies and he has published several research papers. Benjamin Watson The New Orleans Saints player has a major in Finance. From the...

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Breaking the barrier between natural and artificial surfaces when creating synthetic ice-rinks

Ice or polymer ice – skaters can now choose between skating on a real surface or artificial surface to enjoy the sport. It no more requires freezing water to set up a holiday skating rink as you can use synthetic ice instead. Water and electricity which are so essential for producing ice are absent when you install synthetic ice-rinks because the ice like effects are available from a plastic surface that allows skaters to glide smoothly across it. The feeling of gliding on traditional ice remains almost the same when moving across plastic material that has the resilience and strength just like ice. Besides, the plastic surface is as much frictionless as natural ice which does not allow skaters to feel any difference when they perform on an artificial surface. Matching with the natural feeling To create the feeling of natural ice, manufacturers use high-quality polymer or HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) with high molecular weight and embed special lubricant in it. The lubricant that remains mixed with plastic gradually oozes out from the surface thereby producing a slippery effect that matches with the natural ice surface. It ensures that the gliding ability of plastic ice surface is almost 90% of natural ice. As a result, when skaters perform on the artificial surface, they can do all kinds of maneuver and movements just as they would do on natural ice and...

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Academy Products: Investing in the Youth

If you are a soccer fan, you must have heard of La Masia, the famous football academy of FC Barcelona which has been known to churn out world-class talent on a regular basis. Victor Valdes, Xavi, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, and Cesc Fabregas. These are players who graduated from the same academy and were part of the 2010 World Cup winning team. Xavi and Andres Iniesta are true legends of the game who were known for their passing and playmaking, which was part of their education at the academy. Lionel Messi, who joined the academy at the age of 13 has come out many times to support the academy’s teachings and emphasizes the need to keep on investing in youth. They say that Messi would not have been the player he is today if he did not have the Barcelona DNA ingrained him; meaning focus on possession, passing, and playmaking. The academy is the epitome of what sports academies should be like. The academy has a rigorous routine and coaches available to focus on each aspect of players. Not only on football, but they have started coaching players in the sports of basketball, futsal, handball, and roller hockey too. The 2010 World Cup winning team is the prime reason why sports clubs and franchises across the world; no matter which sport it is, should invest in youth...

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Celtics / Magic Preview

Celtics / Magic Preview B PROBABLE STARTERS:  Celtics: Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford Magic: DJ Augustin, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isacc, Nikola Vucevic Both teams are coming off contested matches on Saturday. The Celtics (2-1) over the Knicks, 103-101. On the other hand, the Magic (1-2) lost by 1 point to the 76ers. The Celtics have failed to exceed 40% shooting from the field, other than opening night when they shot just 43% against the 76ers. KEY MATCHUP: Vucevic / Horford This game will feature two very talented big men. Vucevic had himself a...

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Celtics / Raptors Preview

Celtics / Raptors Preview After an impressive opening night victory over the 76ers, the Celtics will take on Kawhi and the Raptors tonight. The Raptors defeated the Cavaliers on opening night. Their newest addition, Kwahi, finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds on 40% shooting from the floor.  PROBABLE STARTERS: Celtics: Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford. Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka. Jonas Valanciunas did start on opening night, but due to matchup reasons, the Raptors are more likely to stick Ibaka with Al. Therefore leaving Jonas left to battle...

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Celtics Lose, Now 0-2 on the Season

Celtics Lose, Now 0-2 on the Season The Celtics Lost, and are now 0-2 on the season. The final score of 108-100, in favor of the Bucks, was a game where the Celtics simply could not make a run. The NBA is an unforgiving league. Celtics came into the opening night with high expectations for this season. Now they are looking for answers, and last nigh they did not have a way to stop the Greek Freak. He finished the game with 37 points, 13 rebounds and three assists. The Celtics looked like a young, inexperienced new team. The fourth...

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A Heartbreaking Opening Night for the Celtics and Hayward

  If you have not heard, C’s starting SF Gordon Hayward suffered what for now looks like a fractured ankle just six minutes into the new NBA season. Before the game’s end, Hayward was en route to Boston.  Celtics dropped the 1st game to the Cavs, with a final score of 102-99. Officials tell me Gordon Hayward is being flown via MedFlight to Boston. He will then be taken to NE Baptist Hosp in Boston. Our best to him — Blair Miller (@BlairMillerTV) October 18, 2017   After the freak accident, the Celtics looked out of sync all over the...

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Marcus Smart Keeps Getting Disrespected

WHY IS HE INVISIBLE? The NBA released the 2017 GM surveys, and Marcus Smart keeps getting overlooked by the league. The GMs voted for What bench player makes the biggest impact when he enters the game, and Marcus did not even receive a single vote. Take a look: Yes, correct. Not even a single vote. Despite Marcus having his best season yet. Let’s take a look at his numbers last season: 10.6 Points, 4.6 Assists 3.9 Rebounds 1.6 Steals 2.0 TOs When we talk about the most complete player of the bench, Marcus Smart tops the list. Smart did...

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Celtics Preseason Game Recap vs Hornets

CELTICS PRESEAON GAME RECAP Celtics Preseason Game Recap vs Hornets. C´s won with a Final Score of 94 – 82. This was our first look with the new team, and what a fun night! BALL MOVEMENT The game started with some ugly missfires, as expected, but the ball movement was excellent. The C´s had eight buckets in seven dimes to start the game. Everyone was unselfish and the ball did not stick with just one player. Check this out: The Celtics are going to be really tough to guard once they figure some things out: pic.twitter.com/Y1FVUcjXNc — Jay King (@ByJayKing)...

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Final Roster Spot

Final Roster Spot The Celtics have a final roster spot, but Andrew Bogut won’t be the player to fill that spot. According to multiple reports, both the Celtics and the Cavs were in on Bogut, but the 32-year old vet decided to take his talents to LA. Now with just three days until training camp, Dany may still be looking to add some more talent to the team. Boris Diaw is heading to France, Tyler Zeller to the Nets, Crawford to Minnesota. The options the Celtics now have are limited, but some impactful players remain in the market. THOMAS...

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New NBA STATEMENT Uniforms

UNIFORMS, WE TALKIN´ UNIFORMS On Friday, the NIKE announced The New NBA STATEMENT Uniforms. A new STATEMENT! #NIKExNBA pic.twitter.com/C2Rcptf0NA — NBA (@NBA) September 16, 2017 NIKE also debuted the Connected Jersey, which features a NFC chip. Once you have downloaded the NIKE app, it´ll unlock exclusive content for that player. Using new NikeConnect technology, each adult-sized Nike NBA Connected Jersey will have an embedded NFC (near field communication) chip that will launch real-time team and player content such as pregame arrival footage, highlight packages and top players’ favorite music playlists – all on the jersey owner’s mobile device. Throughout...

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Training Camp and Media Day

BASKETBALL IS BACK The entire Isaiah and Kyrie trade happened about a month ago.  And now we are just nine days away from media day on Sept. 25 Via Celtics Blog: Celtics officially announce Media Day for Sept. 25. We're just 10 days away people! — CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) September 15, 2017 Even more exciting news, Celtics will start training camp just a day later, Sept. 26th. Celtics will go on the road to build some chemistry for training camp. Three days in Newport, RI starting on Sept. 26. — Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) September 15, 2017 MEDIA DAY AND PHOTO...

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Marcus Smart Drops 20 Pounds Over the Summer

Celtics G Marcus Smart, has been in the gym all off season trying to improve his game, and dropped 20 pounds in the process.  So this means Marcus was around 240 pounds last season. That’s a outrageous weight for a guard. Marcus Smart says he's lost 20 pounds this summer. Now weighs 219 lbs. "I've been in the gym non-stop. It's a new me. I'm more explosive." — Taylor C. Snow (@taylorcsnow) September 6, 2017 Via Boston Globe “I’ve been in the gym nonstop, been eating right, making sure my body’s right,” Smart said on Wednesday during a visit to...

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BREAKING DOWN THE CELTICS ROSTER.

Just a couple weeks ago I was breaking down this Celtics roster that very much included Isaiah Thomas on it. Two weeks later and I’m here thinking, what’s next season starting lineup? That’s 4 starters gone, in 1 offseason. Avery traded to the Pistons for Morris, Amir (yes, I know, but he still was a starter for most of the regular season), Jae the Bae Crowder and the mighty one, IT. Plus Olynyk, Jerebko, James Young, Jordan Mickey, Jackson. That’s a complete roster turnaround. Only Brown, Smart, Rozier and Al left from the ECF team. That’s madness! We are talking about the...

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