With the NBA Finals now over, and the soccer season well and truly finished, many sports fans have retreated for the rest of the year, awaiting their favorites to return. This time of the year can seem like a bit of a drag when it comes to major sporting events. But look a little closer and you can soon see that the sporting calendar still has a lot to offer, especially for those who like to put their money where their mouth is.
One of the most popular times of the year for sports enthusiasts is during the Wimbledon tennis tournament in the U.K. from July 3rd -16th. People placing wagers for sports fans are on fire for these matches, as punters try to guess the match outcomes and the tournaments outright. This year’s men’s singles is set to be exceptionally close, with both Roger Federer and Andy Murray close favorites with 2/1 and 3/1, respectively. If you want to take a slight outside wager then Rafael Nadal is a good option.
Perhaps you are a fitness newbie, or maybe you are an active gym-goer who can’t seem to make it off of the treadmill or out of the weights room. Either way, If you want to get fit this summer and make the most of the sun and it’s probably all-too-limited time with us before Autumn arrives, then get out of the gym, splash on some sunscreen and consider going for the following sports, and who knows, you might even get a tan.
Ranging from different levels of difficulty, most of the following sports can be tailored to your knowledge and experience, meaning that anyone can take part, from absolute beginners all the way to professional athletes.
The NBA Draft is only two rounds and consists of a total of 60 picks, so not every good college basketball player will hear his name called during the NBA Draft.
There are still some very good players left to either sign for an NBA team’s Summer League spot in hopes of catching on with a team. Most will probably end up in the Gatorade League (former D-League) or play overseas.
I’m sure people who love ‘their team’ always wonder why the star of their team didn’t even play a single minute in the NBA.
The Draft is a tricky thing. There are only two rounds, so a lot of teams teams draft for need. There are also teams who draft people overseas to stash for a couple years.
This is not the end of the road for these players. There are many undrafted players in the NBA, so a few of these guys will still make their dreams come true in the future.
Summer months give us some of the best conditions to be outside and enjoy some fresh air. What’s more, it is easier to get out and about and get your heart pumping with some outdoor sports when the weather is warm and dry. And with school being out for weeks on end in summer, there tends to be a lot of sports programs that are available to try. So if you’re looking to try something new over the next few weeks, then here are some sports that will be perfect to try.
Combining being outdoors with water is one of the best things about summer. And one sport that you might never have tried before is kayaking. You don’t have to have a lake nearby either; there are plenty of opportunities in other locations. Some lessons might even just start in a large swimming pool. It is a great upper body workout, as well as working your cardio.
As a fan of the Indiana Pacers, I knew this day was coming, but I wasn’t ready.
Paul George made it official, he wants out of Indianapolis. He wants to head back home to Southern California and play for the Los Angeles Lakers. Pacers new general manager Kevin Pritchard has a huge issue on his mind. Do they let him play next season, hope he makes the All-NBA team, so they could offer him much more money than any other team, or do they trade him now for some picks and/or another established star?
In 2010, Pritchard lost his job in Portland for a few dumb moves (and drafting Greg Oden over Kevin Durant). I’m sure he assumed a day when he needs to figure out the George problem would come, but probably didn’t think the news of George wanting out of town would leak before the 2017 NBA Draft.
In case you missed it, the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft took place this week…all 40 rounds!
Minnesota started the draft off by shocking many by drafting high school shortstop Royce Lewis with the first pick. They did it because Lewis said he would sign for way less than the slot amount of six or seven million dollars. The Twins were able to coax a few players late in the draft to forego college and sign.
We love making all-name team lists for upcoming seasons and drafts, so covering the MLB Draft is a no-brainer. There is some solid names on this year’s list.
My name is Bobby Roberts, so I am often jealous of people with unique names. The most unique thing about my name is that I was not born ‘Robert Roberts’, Bobby is my given name. I don’t know too many grown men named Bobby.
SuperBowl LI, the showpiece of 2017, was watched by over 100 million Americans as well as millions more from around the globe. However, it’s fair to say that only a small percentage are genuine hardcore NFL fans. At least before February’s event.
An incredible turnaround from the Patriots grabbed the attention of many casual fans. Now they are looking to take a far greater interest in this incredible sport. The regular season doesn’t start for another few months, but there are many ways to increase your knowledge before it does.
The NFL draft has already taken place. So as well as getting to know the best picks and who they will play, you should learn about the overlooked players. Those college stars will be the NFL heroes of tomorrow. Frankly, watching those college games on TV or at the stadium is a great way to learn more about the game. A slightly slower pace can certainly aid with digesting some of the finer rules. Continue reading →