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US sports betting news

Patriots Rule Out N’Keal Harry, Stephon Gilmore May Be Next

After N’Keal Harry suffered a concussion this week, the Patriots officially ruled him out for tomorrow’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Stephon Gilmore may be next, having missed Friday practice after an unspecified knee injury this Thursday.

If Gilmore’s absence is confirmed, it would likely affect NFL betting odds with major sportsbooks. The Pats have dealt with numerous injuries so far this season; Julian Edelman had knee surgery earlier this week, which puts him on the bench for a while.

Carl David and another ten teammates are all listed as ’questionable’ for the Sunday matchup. Questionable participants had a limited role in this week’s practices. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick may well need to dip into the practice squad to fill out the roster.

UK sports betting news

Man City Manager Pep Guardiola Dispels Rumors Of Barcelona Move

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is in the final year of his contract with the Sky Blues. There’s been much speculation regarding Guardiola, particularly after Victor Font said he’d like him back leading Barça. Font is a front-runner to be the next Barcelona FC president.

Now, Guardiola himself has come out to dispel any rumors. According to Pep, he’s “incredibly happy” at Man City. The 49-year-old team manager also said he hopes to do a great job this season in order to “stay longer.”

Man City has had a rough season. The numerous injuries have taken their toll on roster depth. Hectic pandemic-induced schedule shifts have only amplified these issues. Guardiola has been pushing the Premier League to consider allowing five substitutes.

Africa sports betting news

Cricket South Africa: Sports Minister Selects New Interim Board

Cricket in South Africa has been undergoing an administrative crisis for a long time now. This week, that crisis came to a head, with the entire board resigning. Now, Minister of Sports Nathi Mthethwa has announced the members of a new interim board.

It’s headed by highly-respected constitutional judge Zak Yacoob. Eight other members sit on the board: Nkeko Caroline Mampuru, Judith February, Andile Dawn Mbatha, Haroon Lorgat, Dr. Stavros Nicolaou, Xolani Vonya, Andre Odendaal, and Omphile Ramela.

Mthethwa nominated six of the new board members, including Lorgat, a former CSA chief with valuable experience in international cricket. Mbatha, Vonya, and Odendaal were nominated by the Members Council.

Europe sports betting news

Cristiano Ronaldo Finally Completes Recovery From Coronavirus

After a series of disappointing positive tests and missed bouts, Cristiano Ronaldo is back in action. The superstar Portuguese forward for Juventus underwent weeks of self-isolation before finally testing negative for the virus.

Ronaldo first tested positive in mid-October. During his isolation, he missed an opportunity to face off against former La Liga nemesis, Lionel Messi. That match saw Ronaldo’s Juventus lose 0-2 to Messi’s Barcelona. It would’ve been their first encounter on the pitch in two years.

The 35-year-old forward missed a total of two Champions League matches and two Serie A fixtures. Ronaldo should be back with Juventus for their match against Spezia. Bookmakers will likely have to adjust sports betting odds to reflect his return.

South America sports betting news

Talleres Bests Newell’s 3-1 As Argentinian Football Season Begins

Football is back in Argentina with the Copa Liga Profesional. In their debut match, Córdoba’s Club Atlético Talleres dominated Newell’s Old Boys 3-1. It was a thrilling game, full of intense back-and-forth action. In the end, the Rosario-based team came up short.

The first half saw no goals, but was by no means lethargic. Both teams made multiple shots on goal, and possession was pretty evenly split. In the second half, though, Talleres capitalized on opportunities much more effectively. Tenaglia opened the score at 53’, receiving a great assist.

Newell’s Scocco replied at 76’ to even the score. However, Pochettino answered less than three minutes later to make it 2-1 for Talleres. Valoyes further dashed the Old Boys’ hopes at 85’, making the final score 3-1.

Australia sports betting news

Sportsbet’s ’Golden Ticket’ Punters Miss Out On Big Wins

All the winners of online bookmaker Sportsbet’s Willy Wonka-style ’Golden Ticket’ have lost their sizable bonus. The sports betting promotion saw several Aussie fans receive a free $10,000 bet for horse racing markets. Not a single one of the nine punters picked a winner.

Ten bets were originally up for grabs, but one of them went unclaimed. One punter staked his bet on Salto Angel for the Wakeful Stakes, ultimately won by Victoria Quay.

Three winners backed Aysar for the Carbine Club Stakes, who finished second behind Crosshaven. Other punters backed Young Werther in the Victoria Derby, who finished third, and Farnan in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (10th).

Additional losing bets backed Odeum (2nd place in the Empire Rose Stakes) and Octane (9th in the Linlithgow Stakes). All in all, it looks like the Australian betting site didn’t spend a cent on the promotion.

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