Aug 26

Legalize sports gambling, NBA commissioner says

He says new regulations would help prevent underage betting while educating those with a gambling problem about how to bet responsibly.

. He suggests a federal framework that allows states to legalize sports betting.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says it’s time for a new approach to betting on sports.

Sports leagues have long opposed gambling on games, claiming it creates incentives for game-fixing. It is currently only legal in Nevada; New Jersey is moving toward legalization — against the opposition of all four major pro sports leagues.

Silver says new laws would have to protect the integrity of the sports.

In an op-ed article for The New York Times published online on Thursday, Silver says fans should have a safe and legal way to gamble on professional games

Aug 26

How to Bet the Kentucky Derby: A Beginner’s Guide

Here’s a quick guide:

Exacta: You pick the two horses you think will come in first and second, in that order.

Trifecta: Pick the three horses you think will come in first, second, and third – in the right order.

Superfecta: You guessed it. If you’re not going to be in Louisville for the big day, you can head to your local racetrack or off-track betting outlet and place a bet there.

Like all sports, horse racing has its own language that can be confusing to casual watchers. Therefore, betting on him won’t yield a big payout. Each horse will have a record of recent races he’s run, what place he finished, and how far ahead of the other horses he was. You can place your bet anytime up until about 20 minutes before the race goes off at 6:24 p.m. If your horse comes in any of those positions, you’ll get money.

If you’re sure you’ve got the winner and you only want to place a simple bet for him to come in first, go ahead and bet your money that way. Horses with lower first number (10 and down) are considered top contenders.

Betting on a horse with good odds will not pay out much money if they win. You’ve got your mint julep and your fancy hat ready for the Kentucky Derby, but are you ready to place your bet on the horse you think will win?

Here’s our guide to making sense of the Run for the Roses. A horse that goes into the race with 50-1 odds but comes in first place will pay out the most money to the bettor. The Kentucky Derby is one and a quarter miles long, longer than any race these horses have run before, so the winner will need stamina.

Odds and Favorites

When you look at a race form there will be a number in parentheses after each horse’s name. Say, “I’ll bet $2 on (horse’s name or number) to win.”

If you’re done with the beginner stage of betting, you can up your odds of winning by doing more complicated bets that yield bigger payouts: exactas, trifectas, and superfectas. Conversely, betting on a horse with bad odds will pay out a lot of money if they do win. What’s a superfecta anyway, and how do you bet one?

Picking a Horse

There are 20 horses in the field for the Kentucky Derby, though as of now only 19 will be running Saturday (#11 Hopportunity was “scratched.”) All the horses are 3-year-old male thoroughbreds, which means they’re young horses with lots of talent that is still developing and not a ton of experience.

Many casual bettors will pick a horse based on name or looks, but there are better ways to judge the odds for whether a horse has a shot at winning. It looks something like this: Vicar’s In Trouble (20-1).

Horses with a high first number (like 20-1 or 50-1) are considered unlikely to win the race. That number shows what the odds are that the horse will win. Good luck racing fans!

. He’s dominated all the races he’s run so far and all eyes will be on him. Like it’s name implies, the superfecta pays out big bucks if you manage to get it right.

Now it’s off to the races. Give that a good look to see who’s done well recently.

Look for a horse that has won most of his races by a good length. You’re trying to hit the sweet spot: a horse with okay odds who you think has a shot at winning.

The favorite going into this weekend is California Chrome, with 5-2 odds. The words “first, second, and third,” are replaced by “win, place, and show.” If you think your horse is pretty good but not going to come in first, you can bet that he will “place,” — that is, come in first or second. For a superfecta you pick the top four finishers in the right order. If you’re in it for the thrill of victory alone (and not the money), he’s a good bet.

Betting on Your Picks: “I’ll take $2 to win on the four horse, please.”

In horse racing, you need to bet on what place the horse will come in. Saturday. Or you can bet that he will “show,” — that is, come in first, second, or third

Aug 26

Cantor Gaming Launches New Race and Sports Book at Tropicana Las Vegas

Our deep knowledge of

algorithms and statistics enables us to manage risk across our books in

such a way that we can and will take any sized bet, including on the Big

Game this coming weekend. The South Beach inspired changes to the resort include a

fresh redesign of every hotel room and suite, the casino, the conference

center and exhibition hall, the transformation of the legendary

four-acre pool area into Nikki Beach Club and Club Nikki, several new

restaurants, bars, a new poker room, a new race and sports book, and a

new spa and fitness center. We’ve made sports wagering completely

interactive – it’s no longer a passive, wait-and-see game.”

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cantor Gaming, an affiliate of global financial services firm Cantor

Fitzgerald, L.P., announces the opening today of its newest race and

sports book at the Tropicana Las Vegas. Cantor Gaming is the exclusive provider of

mobile gaming and In-Running wagering solutions to the Las Vegas Sands

Corp. Cantor and

its affiliates process over $140 trillion of financial transaction

securely every year over its proprietary technology platform.

“We are extremely pleased with our partnership with Cantor Gaming to

present a state-of-the-art Race and Sports Book as part of our overall

transformation of Tropicana Las Vegas. In the same way that prices in the financial markets

are constantly updated, Cantor’s lines and spreads change continuously

as the action evolves.

Cantor Gaming is an affiliate and gaming licensee of global financial

services firm Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., which has over 65 years of

experience and unparalleled expertise of highly secure real-time, global

financial transaction processing, management, and execution. Cantor Gaming is the exclusive

operator of the new 4,200 square ft, state-of-the-art race and sports

book. Follow us on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/cantorgaming

Lee Amaitis, President and CEO of Cantor Gaming, said: “We have an

unparalleled database of statistics on team and player performances, and

a technology platform that is accustomed to processing over $140

trillion in financial transactions every year. of Tropicana Las Vegas.

Cantor will also offer its eDeck mobile gaming devices at Tropicana Las

Vegas, to be launched in the coming weeks. Tropicana Las Vegas is not affiliated with any other

property or brand.

For more information, please visit: www.cantorgaming.com

About Cantor Gaming

. eDeck will allow patrons to

wager on their favorite team outside of the sports book, in

pre-designated areas of the resort and will offer numerous casino-style

games, developed exclusively by Cantor Gaming.

Cantor Gaming is the first company licensed to manufacture, distribute,

and operate a mobile gaming system by the state of Nevada and remains

the world leader. With the addition of Tropicana Las Vegas, Cantor Gaming now

operates four race and sports books in Nevada.

Find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/cantorgaming

Wagering takes place on fixed trading stations within the sports book,

or on Cantor’s proprietary mobile gaming devices.

Cantor’s approach to sports wagering is to replicate the Wall Street

model, in which patrons can place numerous bets on different outcomes

throughout a game. and is the exclusive race and sports book operator at the M Resort

Spa Casino, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Tropicana Las Vegas and

the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

For additional information on events, amenities, or availability call

702-739-2222 or visit www.troplv.com. We believe this partnership will

not only bring a superior contribution to the Las Vegas Strip, but will

also add another ‘Best in Class’ venue at Tropicana Las Vegas as we

redefine the ultimate resort experience,” said Tom McCartney, President

and C.O.O. Cantor Gaming was also the first company to introduce

In-Running wagering to Las Vegas, enabling wagering on live sporting

events throughout the event. The look and feel of the new Tropicana Las

Vegas is vibrant and exciting, filled with the sultry rhythm of a hot

Havana night.

Stay up-to-date on the latest Tropicana Las Vegas happenings by finding

us on Facebook

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or follow us on Twitter

(http://twitter.com/troplv).

Cantor Gaming also offers mobile solutions to the gaming industry

through its proprietary mobile gaming device, eDeck(TM) (known as

Pocketcasino at the Las Vegas Sands’ Venetian and Palazzo), which offers

casino customers the ability to play innovative casino games developed

by Cantor Gaming including XtraOdds(TM) Baccarat and XtraOdds(TM) Blackjack,

as well as new and exciting progressive jackpot games within designated

areas of the casino property, away from the casino floor.

About Tropicana Las Vegas | http://www.troplv.com

Tropicana Las Vegas is redefining the expectations of today’s global

travelers with a major transformation scheduled for completion in the

spring of 2011

Aug 25

Home Business :: Is sports betting a real second income opportunity?

But only if it’s done correctly.

Most people will look at sports betting, and think the same old thing: it’s good fun, but you can’t really make a living from it.

Check out my FREE ebook, on who the top guys are in the sports betting systems market. The ways we use tecnology these days, makes collating statistics an easy thing to do. You will have to pay money for the info they give, but once you’ve paid that off, you can see it’s worth it. Even though technology is great, we still can’t process that much information in a short time. By this, I mean you have to take the fun out of it. And thats why most people will just have the odd $20 on a football game.

Betting on sports can be an incredibly reliable source of cash. So, from the comfort of your own computer, you can process tons of information and come up with stats that can give you almost full proof bets.

Sports betting online is now a huge business, couple that with our ability to process game stats with technology, and we have a winning sports betting system. Now, I’m not saying you have to sit there at your computer and do all of the stat processing yourself. The fact is, a horse very rarely wins randomly. . It wins because its had better training, a better jockey, or better racing conditions on that day. Visit www.increaseyourpaydays/picks

But there are guys out there who do this kind of thing for a living. You can earn all this from home, sports betting on the web is still growing rapidly. You really can make a good income from sports betting systems, and even if you aren’t seeing the benefits, they do offer money back guarantees, so you can’t lose. WRONG. Relying on chance is what makes us fill the bookmakers’ pockets. When you eliminate the random element, you start to look at the basic stats, and thats when you start to win, every time

Aug 03

Good Team Names

You want something catchy, witty, and of course, unique.

The Defending Champs

Runaway Train

Star Bursts

Pink Ponies

Powerhouse

Thunder Bolts

Purple Sonics

Lightning Bolts

Flaming Tigers. Here are some names for reference.

Aqua Army

Basketball Team Names

Basketball is your favorite game, and you and your group of friends have started a team in your town! But you have no idea what to name your basketball team. Keeping those in mind, you could think of a name for your team. It gives a platform to all those who are battling with cancer, or who were sufferers previously, to talk about their experiences and encourage others to fight back. Choose from these, or take ideas from them.

Lemon Harang Pie

Extreme Chasers

The Milledge Idiots

The Pink Ladies

Gammon’s Gamers

The Awesome Blossoms

Soccer Soldiers

Volleyball Team Names

Volleyball can be played either indoors or on the beach. Otherwise, there might be conflicts, and there will be no teamwork to show for. The strength of each member is the team.Imagine you are in the middle of a football match, and all around you spectators are shouting out ‘Shooting Stars’, which is the name of your team! How would you feel? Proud. And within you, there would be an urge to live up to your team’s name. Here are some ideas which you can choose from.

Astros

Bubble Gum Crew

The Titans

Monarchs on a Mission

Team Dynamo

Sock it Thome

Hurricane Rush

The Ferocious Killers

The Wizards

Kickers Kids

The Jump Balls

Red Diamonds

The Invaders

The Smooth Operators

Inferno

Gray Hawks

Mud Hoppers

Black Razors

Zoomers

Chicks With a Tude

Butterflies of Hope

Exterminators

Fundraiser Team Names

Fundraising is not an easy task by any stretch of imagination. Each team has a representative on the tracks all the time, and since cancer is a disease which never sleeps, the relays are also overnight. This event is organized by the American Cancer Society. Think accordingly and come up with a name for your team. Grass Jokers

Typhoons

Praying for Hope

Drinkin’ ‘n’ Thinkin’

Bring the Change

Vision Quest

Net Surfers

Power Puff Girls

Cool Cruisers

The Gladiators

Dreamers

The Weavers

Deep Impact

Tropical Storm

Citizen Cain

Mystic Movers

Light Side of the Moon

Wolf Pack

Green Monsters

Hope Floats

Destroying Divas

Shooting Stars

Over the Top

Frequent Fliers

Galaxy Girls

The 5 Queens

The Imperials

Killer Kickers

Hungry Howies

Land Sharks

Fury Girls

Hope’s Reality

Phil Jackson: Former Basketball Coach and Player

The strength of the team is each individual member. Have a look at the names to follow, and take cues, so that you can come up with your own unique name for your team.

The Tall Hunks

Sand Slingers

All Night for the Fight

Stone Crushers

Midnight Raiders

Velocity Kickers

Fear the Fearless

Killin’ Machine

Emerald Stars

Dribbling Machines

Dollars for Collars

Lady Eagles

Names for Relay for Life

The Relay for Life is a volunteer-driven fundraising event for people suffering from cancer. The name of your team should bring out the qualities of teamwork and togetherness. It would be a good idea to select a name that can highlight this quality. It creates an awareness among people. If you have a team there or are thinking of building one, then it’s necessary that you have a good name for your team.

Blessed Wings

Reschedulers

The Mermaids

Honey Bees

Power Tippers

Speedy Turtles

Serves You Right

The Misfits

Powerhouse

The Fighters

Trash Talkin’ Pitches

Lemonheads

Sidewinders

Annihilators

Football Team Names

Football is a game of skill, endurance, and tactics. Here are some examples.

No Minimum

Rack ‘em Up

Now, when you choose a name for your own team, make sure that everyone in the team agrees and likes it. You have Relay teams which take turns to walk or run around a track or a path. Like, your team can be great with attacking skills, or it could be well-known for fair play, or it could even be great at speed. Here, it’s vital that the name of your team is catchy and stands out, so as to attract attention. A team is all about unity and group work.

The Smurfettes

Jedi Knights

Lethal Goal-ers

Wonder Girls

Taking Strides

Blue Giants

Beach Crushers

Elisbury Hill

Atomic Fireballs

The Brawn Supremacy

Sheffield of Dreams

Dirty Cheetahs

Take Maholm Tonight

The Survivors

Honey Nut Ichiros

Royal Strikers

Walking for a Cure

Baseball Team Names

If you have got together with some friends and set up a baseball team, you’d require a nice name for your outfit. Here are a few ideas.

Attack Squad

Mighty Maniacs

Soccer Team Names

Soccer is an absolute team sport. Thus, it is evident that a team name means a lot to every member of the team.

The following sections are samples of team names for various sports. You also need to keep in mind that the name should somewhat suit the sport and the characteristics of your team

Aug 02

Horse racing – 2014: The year in sports photos – Pictures

The Kings clinched their second Stanley Cup Championship in three years.

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Costa Rica’s Joel Campbell celebrates with the match ball after scoring against Uruguay during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, June 14.

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Lucy Li of the U.S., only 11-years-old, plays her tee shot at the par 4, 16th hole during the first round of the 69th U.S. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier ocean race for professional racing crews.

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Motorcyclists tumble at the start of the Nordic Extreme Biking event of the 2014 Gotland Grand National at Gotland island, Sweden, Oct. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 11, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in 11 countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, the Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. 18.

It was the royal couple’s first trip to the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No.

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Shaun White of the U.S. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey (12) and wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) and tight end Jared Cook (89) and wide receiver Chris Givens (13) and wide receiver Kenny Britt (81) put their hands up, as politics spilled over into the sports world, to show support for Michael Brown before a game against the Oakland Raiders at the Edward Jones Dome, Nov. Many members of the team joined as part of their rehabilitation process and the team has won the world championship three times, from 1987 to 1989.

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Boca Juniors’ fans cheer as fireworks explode before the start of the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana semi-final soccer match against River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 30.

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Ryan Lochte of the U.S. 8.

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Umpire Russ Pulley falls down on a play during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina, Sept. 10. 28.

Picture taken with in-camera multiple exposure.

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Ukrainian WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko reacts as he leaves the arena after defeating his challenger Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev during their title fight in Hamburg, Nov. Caivano/AP Photo

Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown with an incredible catch in the second quarter against Brandon Carr #39 of the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Nov. Here are some of our favorite moments of the year.

About 100 students train at the gymnasium, which was named after 73 Cuban fencers, known as the “Martyrs of Barbados” who were killed in a 1976 attack when a bomb blew up a Cubana airliner in Barbados.

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St. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center  in Queens, New York, Sept. 26.

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Serena Williams of the U.S.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, right, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, center, on their first trip to the U.S., and retired Houston Rockets player Dikembe Mutombo, left, watch the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, Dec. 21.

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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 21.

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Japan’s Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui perform in the women’s duet technical routine synchronized swimming competition at Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Sept.

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San Antonio Spurs fans taunt Miami Heat’s LeBron James during the third quarter in Game 2 of their NBA Finals basketball series in San Antonio, Texas, June 8.

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U.S.

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Kei Nishikori of Japan serves during his men’s singles tennis match against David Ferrer of Spain at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Nov.

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Hanyu became the first skater to score more than 100 points in a short program and went on to become the 2014 Olympic champion, winning Japan’s first-ever Olympic gold in men’s figure skating.

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From left: Havard Lorentzen, Havard Bokko and Sverre Lunde Pedersen of Norway compete during the Men’s Team Pursuit Quarterfinals Speed Skating event on day fourteen of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 15.

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South Williamsport, PA, USA; Mid-Atlantic Region pitcher Mo’ne Davis (3) throws a pitch in the first inning against the West Region at Lamade Stadium, Aug. 5.

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Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Feb. celebrates with the trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to win their women’s singles final match of the 2014 U.S. 23.

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Japan’s Ken Terauchi competes in the Men’s 3m Springboard diving final at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Oct. 25.

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Irina Annenkova of Russia competes in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Qualification on day ten of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing OSC Gymnasium in Nanjing, China, Aug. 9. competes in the Men’s 200m Freestyle Final on day one of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha, Qatar, Dec. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals is doused with water by teammates, after he hit an RBI double to score two runs to tie the game in the ninth inning, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., April 23.

The Nationals won, 5-4.

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Terezinha Guilhermina and guide, Guilherme Santana, of Brazil compete in the Women’s 200m T11 final during day one of the Open Caixa Loterias 2014 Paralympics Athletics competition at Ibirapuera Sports Complex in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 24.

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Victor Espinoza leads California Chrome, wearing a breathing strip, across the finish line winning the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, May 17.

Madrid Horse Week is an equestrian show that includes the Longines World Cup Show Jumping as well as non-competitive activities such as horse vaulting, horse carriage shows, pony races and horseball games. Women’s Open, did not make the 36-hole cut.

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Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini reacts to being bitten by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal, June 24.

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Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the U.S. 20.

Credit: Victor R. In the NCAA the women’s team won a record-tying eighth national championship.

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Los Angeles Kings pose for a team photo with the Stanley Cup after defeating the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Los Angeles, Calif., June 13.

Unfortunately, the 11-year-old sixth grader, who is the youngest player to ever qualify for the U.S. 3.. crashes during the men’s snowboard halfpipe final at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, in Rosa Khutor in Sochi, Russia, Feb.

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David Kirisia, a Masaai moran athlete, celebrates after winning the 5000m race in the Masaai Olympics 2014 at the Sidai Oleng wildlife sanctuary at the base of Mt. 16.

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Francisco Ascencio, a member of the Salvadorean national amputee soccer team, is massaged before a training session at Jorge “Magico” Gonzalez National Stadium in San Salvador Nov. 7.

Germany defeated Argentina in the third final between the two countries, a World Cup record. 25.

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Onboard Team Vestas Wind. 13.

The El Salvador Amputee National Football team was founded in 1987 by veterans who lost their limbs during the civil war in the Central American nation. 25.

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Buster Posey #28, Madison Bumgarner #40, Pablo Sandoval #48 and the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, Oct 29.

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Sevilla’s Victor Machin “Vitolo,” right, is congratulated by teammate Ever Banega after scoring against Levante during their Spanish First Division soccer match at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Nov. 2.

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Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrates after a game winning RBI hit in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game before retirement at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, Sept. 23.

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Maria Sharapova of the Manila Mavericks team signs an autograph for a fan on a large tennis ball after beating Kristina Mladenovic of the UAE Royals team in their women’s singles tennis match at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Manila, Nov. Kilimanjaro near the Kenya-Tanzania border, Dec. 28.

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Miron Bococi practices with his horses before performing during Madrid Horse Week in Madrid Nov. 14.

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Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu reacts in the “kiss and cry” area during the Figure Skating Men’s Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. Maciel Cicchetti driving, Tony Rae on mainsheet and Nicolai Sehestead on trim as the boat surfs at 25 knots on the morning of Day 8 during Leg 1 between Alicante, Spain and Cape Town, South Africa, Oct.

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A wave crashes behind Todd Linehan on the 18th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif., Dec.10.

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A surfer drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, Dec. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sept. 26.

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Paolo Dal Molin, left, of Italy competes with Abdulaziz Al Mandeel of Kuwait during the men’s 60m hurdles heats on day two of the IAAF World Indoor Championships at Ergo Arena in Sopot, Poland, March 8.

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Serbia’s Jugoslav Milosevic skis during the Men’s Standing Skiing event of the Giant Slalom at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in Sochi, Russia, March 15.

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Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after losing to the Dayton Flyers 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, March 20.

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The New Zealand team perform the Haka after winning the final between England and New Zealand during the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong International Stadium in Hong Kong, March 30.

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Travis Hamonic #3 of the New York Islanders gets slammed into the glass by Nick Bjugstad #27 of the Florida Panthers during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, April 1.

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Meb Keflezighi (USA) wears an American flag at the finish line after winning the men’s division of the 2014 Boston Marathon, April 21.

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Gold medalist Charles Hamelin of Canada celebrates with Marianne St-Gelais after winning the Short Track Men’s 1500m Final on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia, Feb. Davis is also the first little league baseball player to appear on the cover of “Sports Illustrated”.

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Scott Dixon of New Zealand drives the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet during qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California, Aug.

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Athletes practice during a fencing class at the “Martyrs of Barbados” gymnasium in downtown Havana, Nov. World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko knocked out Bulgarian challenger Kubrat Pulev with a fierce left hook in the fifth round to retain his IBF title and end his opponent’s unbeaten record.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia enters the court in the singles semi-final match against Kei Nishikori of Japan on Day Seven of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, Nov. President Barack Obama laughs with UConn women’s basketball stars Stefanie Dolson (L) and Bria Hartley (2nd L) as he poses with them and men’s team star Ryan Boatright (R) and the jerseys of the NCAA basketball champion University of Connecticut Huskies men’s and women’s basketball teams in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., June 9.

2014 was a year filled with memorable moments in sports. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina, June 19.

Scores of young Masaai representing four manyattas – a barrack for warriors aged about 16-25 – competed against each other for prestige, bragging rights and a prized breeding bull for their manyatta. 25.

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A streaker runs across the pitch as a security guard prepares to tackle him during the Asian Champions League final first-leg soccer match between Australia’s Western Sydney Wanderers and Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal at Parramatta Stadium in Sydney, Oct. 11, 2014. 1.

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Ukraine’s Anna Voloshina performs in the synchronized swimming solo free routine preliminaries during the European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Aug. 8.

The men’s team won their fourth NCAA Tournament Championship. 28.

The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. 15.

California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, but failed in its bid for the Triple Crown, losing to Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes. 15.

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Spain’s Javier Fernandez performs during the exhibition gala at the Rostelecom Cup ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Moscow, Nov. 2.

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A biathlete trains ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23.

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An animation is projected on the track during the opening ceremony of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Alcides Nieto Patino velodrome, in Cali, Colombia, Feb. The Maasai Olympics is a biennial event focused on ending Masaais’ enduring cultural tradition of killing lions. 13.

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Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots is tackled during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass, Sept. 13.

Thirteen-year-old Davis, pitching for the Taney Dragons, is one of two girls who played in the 2014 Little League World Series and is the first girl to earn a win and pitch a shutout in series history. 11.

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Third-placed Italy’s Christof Innerhofer, second from right, does a somersault on the podium as winner Switzerland’s Sandro Viletta, second from left,  and second-placed Croatia’s Ivica Kostelic, left, laugh after the men’s alpine skiing super combined event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 19.

Williams defeated Wozniacki in two sets by a score of 6-3, 6-3.

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Marin Cilic of Croatia celebrates after defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan in their men’s singles final match at the 2014 U.S. This was Germany’s fourth World Cup title.

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Argentina fans mourn their loss to Germany on Copacabana Beach in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final match pitting Argentina against Germany in Rio de Janeiro, July 13.

Hughes died after a fatal injury caused by being struck by a ball in the back of the head. saves a shot during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Belgium at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador, Brazil, July 1.

Praia do Norte beach has gained popularity with big wave surfers since Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara broke a world record for the largest wave surfed here in 2011. 3.

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European Ryder Cup player Martin Kaymer, left, kicks his ball as he walks with teammates Rory McIlroy, center, and Sergio Garcia along the seventh fairway during practice ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland, Sept. 3.

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A spectator dressed as Spiderman approaches Manchester City player Gael Clichy during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at Stadium of Light in Sunderland, England, Dec. 20.

The “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture became symbolic during protests over the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer who wasn’t indicted for Brown’s death.

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Strong safety Matt Elam #26 of the Baltimore Ravens is kicked in the face by wide receiver Eddie Royal #11 of the San Diego Chargers as they collide in the first half at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 30.

During the heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Belgium in the round of 16 Howard made a record-breaking 16 saves, the most in a World Cup Match. Howard was selected Man of the Match.

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Germany’s Mario Goetze, left, and teammate Thomas Mueller celebrate after Goetze scored the winning  goal in extra time in their 2014 World Cup final against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13.

Seattle Seahawks Malcom Smith makes an angel in the confetti after his team defeated the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII  in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Feb. 13.

Germany won the match 1-0 in extra time at the famed Maracana stadium.

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Mahindra Moto3 rider Bryan Schouten of the Netherlands fights with compatriot Kalex KTM Moto3 rider Scott Deroue, right, after they crashed during the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring circuit in the eastern German town of Hohenstein-Ernstthal, July 13.

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Jul 30

Negative Effects of Gambling

Betting is a mentally taxing activity, and as one goes on risking more and more money, anxiety starts building.

Games offered in casinos, table games like poker, Red Dog, and Blackjack, as also electronic games like Slot Machine and Video Poker are some of the common types of gambling. It causes a decline in his/her work performance, thus hampering his career.

? People continue gambling with the greed of winning money. Thus, gambling practices cause a huge financial burden on the families of the affected and on the society at large.

? Similar to how an individual keeps consuming substances like drugs or alcohol to experience an altered mental state, he continues to gamble. It soon becomes a habit that can’t be broken.

? Gamblers often exhibit mood swings and a strangely secretive behavior. Six to eight million people in America are estimated to have a gambling problem.

? The costs of treating compulsive gamblers are huge. Their debt keeps building and it may reach an amount that exceeds their capacity to repay.

? The stress from gambling may lead to health issues like ulcers, stomach problems, muscle pains, headaches, and problems with sleep.

? Substances of abuse are served at casinos and in pubs and clubs, thus increasing the likelihood of gamblers consuming them. Because of this, they land in worse situations and take the wrong decisions in life.

? Gambling at the cost of one’s job results in a decline in the quality of his professional life. In spite of the losses incurred, they continue betting. The addiction leads people to continue with gambling irrespective of whether they earn or lose in the deal. ? The addiction to gambling can leave one in bankruptcy. According to the National Research Council, 10 to 17% of the children of problem gamblers have been abused and so have 25 to 50% of the partners of problems gamblers.

? Studies show that children with a sibling or parent addicted to gambling, are more likely to take to substance abuse.

? Gambling is practiced as a means of recreation. Some take to substance abuse to supplement the high they get from winning huge sums while gambling. Card games, coin tossing, and dice-based games are some non-casino based forms of gambling. Forget satisfaction or peace, it is not even refreshing in the real sense. To add to the so-called merry atmosphere, gamblers often smoke or drink while playing.

You could be at gunpoint or holding the gun. They engage in gambling activities at the cost of their time with family and friends. Their mental state can even lead to suicidal tendencies.

Initially, one looks at gambling as a way to run away from life’s problems, or from stress, anger, and loneliness. The effect is similar to that of having a drug or a drink, which is why gambling changes one’s mental state and mood.

? Problem gamblers and addicts tend to abuse their family members. Rehabilitating the gambling addicts needs money and time, and the process is not very easy. The skill of a gambler lies in weighing the three parameters and making a decision about what amount should be staked and how much should be expected in return.

? As gambling leads to increased criminal activities, in a way, gamblers add to the burden on prisons and the legal system.

? Children of parents who are problem gamblers or gambling addicts tend to feel abandoned and angry, further increasing stress and leading to strained family relations.

? Research has shown that gambling can lead to harmful behavior in people. The addiction robs a gambler of all the productive time and leads to loss of efficiency at work. This proves to be detrimental to their social and family life. They tend to stay away from their near ones, resulting in distrust between them and their loved ones.

Compulsive gambling leads to bankruptcy

? Over time, the practice of gambling starts becoming a habit and begins to have damaging effects at psychological, physical, and social levels. Due to lost mental peace, they may ill-treat their spouse and children. A study by the same university suggested that 73% of the individuals who are imprisoned are found to be problem gamblers.

? Additionally, rehabilitation and public assistance systems are taxed.

Mental and physical health problems, financial issues, and conflicts in the family are among the common negative effects of gambling. Over time, it becomes a habit, and eventually an obsession that can’t be overcome. The National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG) describes this type of gambling behavior as problem gambling.

? Addiction to gambling has been linked with substance abuse. On giving a serious consideration to the negative effects of gambling, we realize that it is best avoided.

? People who fall prey to gambling tend to remain away from their families and waste money on other bad practices. The stress of risking huge amounts of money or the frustration after losing it can increase the tendency of abuse in gamblers. A recreational activity is supposed to be refreshing and relaxing, but something like gambling is contrary to the very purpose of recreation. It can drag you into crime, gambling isn’t fun.

? Apart from absence at work and drop in efficiency, a common observation is that gamblers tend to steal money and engage in fraudulent behavior to recover from financial losses incurred when gambling, or to get more money to bet.

? An Austrian study said that around 1 in 5 suicidal patients had a gambling problem.

? A majority of those addicted to gambling have substance abuse disorders.

Gambling refers to the betting of money on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the intent of winning additional wealth. The addiction has negative effects on one’s physical and mental health and it proves to be detrimental to one’s social, personal, and professional life. The greed never ends and they keep betting more and more. The addiction gets on to the gamblers to such an extent that they fail to think wisely before acting. Some go that way to forget the sorrow of losing big sums when gambling.

? Gambling has proven to be addictive. The two go hand in hand. In the following sections of this Buzzle article, we discuss the negative effects of gambling on the individual and society.

Gambling = Thoughtless Expenditure + Waste of Time

? They start borrowing money and take secret loans. Sports betting and arbitrage betting are the other types. Addiction to gambling, coupled with substance abuse can make the gamblers physically abusive towards their family. The decision to gamble money is based on three parameters namely; how much to bet, the predictability of the event, and the conditions agreed upon, between the gamblers. When they lose the money they had risked, they further gamble to recover the lost amount and it becomes a vicious circle even they can’t escape from.

? According to a study by the George State University, 50% of the problem gamblers commit crime. Thus, gambling can have a grave economic impact which is difficult to reverse.

? According to the University of New York, in people with alcohol use disorders, the chances of developing an addiction to gambling are 23 times higher.

? According to a research by NCPG, 76 percent of problem gamblers are likely to have a major depressive disorder.

? Gambling can lead to criminal activities. It only leads to a thoughtless expenditure of money and valuables.

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Jul 29

Music is my Tishnagi – Sarosh Sami

Will this album be a big hit? He said, “yes, because the songs in the album are of every mood like Tishnagi, Rubaro, Tum ho, Jaane kya, Ye Tapish, Sun le, Aasmani every song is such which will touch the heart of people”.

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Sarosh-Sami3 by HSCommunicationWhen asked Sarosh you have done Pharmacy course then how you landed in music world? He answered, “Because I had interest towards music and wanted to try my luck so I am here with an Album”.

by Singer Sarosh Sami. S. And he managed his traditional business but with that he continued his interest towards singing. But is it necessary to for singer to be in the music video? He answered, “It is very necessary because people can’t relate to the singer they just recognize the model in the song”.

Because of his interest in singing he learnt Tabla and Semi-classical music. In the both the videos Sarosh has acted when asked music is for listening or viewing? He said, “If a song is portrayed nicely then people listen the song and like to watch the song and also they remember it for a long time”. Prior to this album his first album was “Hey Ya” was popular among the audience.

When asked about reality shows Sarosh said, “I don’t like to participant in reality show. Think so this is the reason Tishnagi has come out as his second album. The video of the Album Tishnagi is directed by Ms.Rosemary Dewy, who after listening to songs decided to make videos.

. If really something ensues then where is the participated singers? No one knows”.

Singer Sarosh Sami new Album “Tishnagi” is commencing soon, Album has 8 tracks.

Twin soul entertainment is releasing the Album Tishnagi whose all songs are sung

- H. From childhood Sarosh had interest in singing he says, “I have so much craze for music and can do everything for my passion of Singing. Asked about meaning of Tishnagi? He said, “Tishnagi means thirst, every person have thirst for something, someone have for love, some for music, and this thirst is in my song and while listening to these songs listeners can relate to it”.

Album Tishnagi’s two music videos “Tishnagi” and “Rubaro” are ready. For him music is passion and he can do anything for singing. Communication (P) Ltd

Sarosh, means Angel (Farista in presian Lanuguage). I think reality shows don’t benefit anyone it’s just for TRP. When asked why he kept his Album name Tishnagi? He replied, “We have 8 songs in the album but we thought Tishnagi will be related by people so it’s the title track of the album”. Music’s angel means Sarosh Sami’s voice has different sweetness which attracts the listeners towards it

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