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Source: Sunwing Foundation Canadian Airline Donates Football Shoes to Children in Costa Rica

Source: Sunwing Foundation TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 28, 2016) -  Last Saturday April 23, 2016 the Sunwing Foundation made a donation of 43 pairs of new soccer shoes to the local soccer school in Bijagua, Costa Rica. Janine Chapman, Chief Marketing & Technology Officer for the Sunwing Travel Group, visited the soccer field to make the gift to the aspiring young soccer players in pe...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR Copa America Centenario TV Schedule for Costa Rica

Source: FEDEFUTBOL LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports on Wednesday unveiled its comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the historic 2016 COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO: The Championship of the Americas, when the tournament commences later this spring.The announcement was made by David Neal, FIFA World Cup Executive Producer, FOX Sports. Production of the tournament is led by Neal, supported by the same team ...

Flickr Commons Math Student from Costa Rica Works on NBA Prediction Model

Flickr Commons Sportsbooks in Costa Rica are currently busy handling the NBA playoffs, but these are not the only places where number crunching and statistical probability models are being developed. At the University of California, Merced, students of applied mathematics are working on advanced algorithms and stochastic models to predict outcomes of NBA games. According to a recent article...

2016 Rio Olympics Logo Rio Olympics: Pollution Threatens Sailing and Rowing Athletes

2016 Rio Olympics Logo Rio de Janeiro, Apr 25 (EFE).- Around 100 days before the start of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games the condition of the lakes and bays where sailing and rowing competitions will take place are "between depressing and tragic," environmental consultant Mario Moscatelli told EFE. The ecologist, who has spent more than 20 years fighting to improve the environment in...

Messi with teammate Neymar. Wikimedia Commons FC Barcelona Back on Track to Win Spanish League Title (ODDS)

Messi with teammate Neymar. Wikimedia Commons Barcelona, Apr 23 (EFE).- Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez scored four goals for the second time this week as FC Barcelona routed Sporting Gijon 6-0 Saturday at Camp Nou. With Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both winning earlier in the day, Barça was fully aware that anything short of a victory would leave it in third place and with little hope of ...

Source: Cogsi, DeviantArt Costa Rica Will Host 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

Miami, FL (Friday, April 22, 2016) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that Costa Rica will host the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, scheduled for February 17 to March 5, 2017. The two venues for the competition will be the National Stadium in San Jose, and the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium, home to Deportivo Saprissa of th...

Wikimedia Commons Betting on NBA Playoff Sweeps

Flickr Commons With various teams dominating in their respective first-round of the NBA playoff series, bettors who place wagers with offshore sportsbooks in Costa Rica often look for sweep strategies that can improve their betting outlook. Before considering betting strategies on playoff series that feature sweeps, consider the current situation: U.S. Sports Desk, Apr 21 (EFE).- The Cle...

Flickr Commons NBA Playoffs: Defense Favors Hawks and Spurs (ODDS)

Flickr Commons U.S. Sports Desk, Apr 20 (EFE; odds by IDSca.com).- The San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks stymied the Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Celtics, respectively, with outstanding defense to grab 2-0 leads in their best-of-seven, first-round playoff series. The Spurs held the injury-riddled Grizzlies to 32.6 percent shooting and also got 56 points from their reserves in a 94-68 vict...

Source: Wikimedia Keylor Navas from Costa Rica and the Facebook Football Awards

Source: FEDEFUTBOL The most popular social network in the world is once again engaged in the annual Facebook Football Awards, and one of the favorite nominees this year is star goalkeeper Keylor Antonio Navas from Costa Rica. Real Madrid fans call him el halcón (The Hawk). For all the glory enjoyed by the stellar trio of strikers comprised of Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, Navas is...

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Why Betting Against the Warriors Was a Losing Proposition

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Oakland, California, Apr 14 (EFE; betting context by IDSca.com).- The Golden State Warriors set an NBA record for most regular-season victories, eclipsing the mark set by the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls with a 125-104 rout here of the Memphis Grizzlies. Superstar point gu...

WSOF Costa Rica Joins MMA World Series of Fighting

WSOF WSOF Press Release - LAS VEGAS, NV April 5, 2016 World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) continues with the promotion of worldwide events by adding International Combat Elite Fighting Championship (ICE FC) to their list of affiliates, which will be hosting events as the exclusive representative for WSOF Global in the United Kingdom. WSOF-GC has also entered into a strateg...

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons NBA: Golden State Warriors Remain Unstoppable

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Oakland, California, Apr 8 (EFE; odds by IDSca.com).- The Golden State Warriors became just the second team in NBA history to win 70 regular-season games, reaching that milestone with a 112-101 victory over one of their main Western Conference rivals, the San Antonio Spu...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR Costa Rica Gets Major Boost in Latest FIFA Ranking

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR Men's National Football Teams from the Americas are catching up to their European counterparts, and countries that were traditionally considered perennial underdogs are surprising the world of sport in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. The recent, solid performance by Costa Rica at the CONCACAF Qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has ...

Source: Boxing Promotions Facebook Controversial Boxer Gunned Down in Puerto Rico

Source: Boxing Promotions Facebook San Juan, Apr 3 (EFE).- Young Puerto Rican boxer Alexander "El Pollo" de Jesus was shot multiple times and killed Sunday morning on a street in San Juan's Hato Rey district, where he lived. Police said that the body of the 33-year-old fighter was found on Belmonte Street after being taken by force from his home nearby. According to local dailies, a few ...

Source: Wikimedia Barcelona 1 – Real Madrid 2: Great Performance by Keylor Navas of Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Barcelona, Apr 2 (EFE; betting context by IDSca.com).- Real Madrid stunned FC Barcelona with a strong late finish to Saturday's Clasico, getting a pair of goals over the last half hour of the match to defeat its arch-rival 2-1 at Camp Nou. Barça had hoped the match would be a fitting tribute to Johan Cruyff, a legendary Dutch player and manager who passed away on March 24 ...

Wikimedia Commons UPS Will Promote Youth Golf in Costa Rica With Donations

Atlanta, GA. - UPS® (NYSE: UPS) will donate junior sets of golf clubs for every birdie or better that UPS golf ambassadors Lee Westwood or Louis Oosthuizen make during a competitive round in the four 2016 major championships to deserving kids in select markets around the world. #Bags4Birdies is a program designed to support golf’s future talent, giving them the tools they need to succeed on the...

Source: Wikimedia Commons This is What NFL Star QB Tom Brady Eats in Costa Rica

Source: Gisele Bunchen Instagram When it comes to eating during vacation, most tourists who arrive in Costa Rica have indulgence on their minds. Such is not that case for future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen. A recent article by Angelique Fiske of Patriots.com explains that the diets of Mr. Brady and his wife while...

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Betting on NBA Streaks

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons U.S. Sports Desk, Mar 24 (EFE; betting context by IDSca.com).- The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs continued their remarkable seasons with wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat, respectively, and remain unbeaten at home with just weeks remaining i...

Source: XTERRA Europeans Dominated XTERRA Inaugural Race in Costa Rica

Source: XTERRA Endurance SportsWire - Playa Conchal, Costa Rica – Karl Shaw from Great Britain and Myriam Guillot-Boisset from France won the elite races at the inaugural XTERRA Pan American Tour season-opener on an amazing “Pura Vida” morning in Costa Rica on Sunday, March 20. It’s the first career XTERRA win for Shaw, who had a one-minute lead out of the swim, was seconds in front of last...

La Sele Costa Rica vs. Jamaica Will Feature 13 MLS Players

Source: CONCACAF Los Angeles Galaxy Press Release (odds by IDSca.com) - Major League Soccer continues to set the standard in diversity across the North American sports landscape, as the league boasts the most diverse group of athletes among the top five major sports leagues in the U.S. as determined by birthplace. As of March 18, 2016, a total of 59 countries from around the world are represen...

Wikimedia Commons Djokovic Prevails in Tight Match Against Nadal

Wikimedia Commons Indian Wells, California, Mar 19 (EFE).- Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic won a hard-fought first set that lasted well over an hour before asserting full control in a 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 victory here Saturday over Spain's Rafael Nadal at the BNP Paribas Open. Djokovic had won the last five matches in the rivalry - all in straight sets, mostly recently a 6-2, 6-1 shellacking i...

Wikimedia Commons Neymar Jr Found Guilty of Tax Fraud in Excess of $50 Million

Wikimedia Commons Rio de Janeiro, Mar 18 (EFE).- A Brazilian court has found FC Barcelona striker Neymar guilty of tax fraud and ordered him to pay 188.8 million reais ($52.15 million) in back taxes, interest and penalties, local media reported Friday. The ruling, which was handed down on March 4, according to the daily Folha de Sao Paulo, found that the 24-year-old Brazilian failed to pay ...

Wikimedia Commons Costa Rica Sportsbook Busy With UEFA Champions Legue (ODDS)

Wikimedia Commons London and Madrid, Mar 15 (EFE; odds by IDSca.com).- Manchester City qualified - for the first time ever - for the Champions League quarterfinals Tuesday in battling Dynamo Kiev to a scoreless draw in the second leg of the Round of 16, or knockout stage, but advancing as the 3-1 aggregate winner, after beating Dynamo in Kiev in the first leg. Man City's Vincent Kompany was...

Zinedine Zidane. Wikimedia Commons UEFA Champions League Odds for Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane. Wikimedia Commons Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Mar 13 (EFE; odds by IDSca.com).- Real Madrid beat Las Palmas 2-1 in the Canary Islands on Sunday, but the game was on tenterhooks as things heated up with a tying goal in the 87th minute and the capital squad's game-winner two minutes later, re-securing a victory from the jaws of an unexpected potential draw. The visitor...

EFE/David Fernández Tennis Star Rafael Nadal Accused of Taking Drugs

EFE/David Fernández Chicago, Mar 12 (EFE).- Chicago Bulls and Spanish national team star Pau Gasol defended tennis great Rafael Nadal after France's former sports minister accused him of doping, saying he had complete faith in his countryman. "I disregard these statements that are baseless and lacking objective elements," Gasol said after the Bulls' 118-96 home loss to the Miami Heat on Fri...

Source; FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica is Ready to Host CONCACAF Futsal Championship

AIPS Media Release - MIAMI, March 8, 2016 – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) confirmed the programming for the official draw for the CONCACAF Futsal Championship Costa Rica 2016. The draw will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 12:30 PM local time (2:30 PM ET). The event will be conducted at the Hotel Barceló San José Palacio and ...

Wikimedia Commons Tennis Star Maria Sharapova Admits to Taking Drugs

Wikimedia Commons International Sports Desk, Mar 7 (EFE; odds by IDSca.com).- Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said Monday in Los Angeles that she tested positive for the banned substance Meldonium at the Australian Open earlier this year. The 28-year-old Sharapova - winner of five Grand Slam titles, 35 singles titles and currently ranked 7th in the world - discussed the failed doping te...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL U17 World Cup Qualifiers: Costa Rica 3 – Jamaica 2

Source: FEDEFUTBOL The youngest female National Football Team of Costa Rica can still qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan. A heart-stopping and masterful goal scored almost at the end of a qualifier match against the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica kept the hopes alive for Costa Rica, which hosted the previous U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2012.   The match took place on ...

Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (R) fights for the ball with Ivory defender Eric Bertrand Bailly (L) of Villarreal during the Primera Division soccer match played at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain on 01 March 2015. EFE Impressive Performance by Ronaldo Improves Real Madrid Odds

Zinedine Zidane. Wikimedia Commons Madrid, Mar 5 (EFE; odds by IDSca.com).- Cristiano Ronaldo scored four times in Real Madrid's 7-1 rout of Celta Vigo here Saturday, a win that serves as a confidence-booster ahead of the Blancos' upcoming Champions League clash against Roma. The host squad began threatening the Celta Vigo goal in earnest late in the first half and finally opened the scorin...

Pixabay Commons Now Available: Tickets for Costa Rica Matches at Copa Centenario

Pixabay Commons Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 29, 2016 - Soccer fans can save money on upcoming Copa America Centenario events in their area by using the checkout code WINTER at buyTickets.com. buyTickets.com has tickets on sale now for Copa events running throughout the month of June, 2016—fans can see their favorite players: Messi, Neymar, James, Chicharito, Bradley, and more, take to the f...

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