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Wikimedia Commons Euro 2016: No Brexit Here

Wikimedia Commons While political analysts are nervously waiting on the results of a crucial referendum for the United Kingdom to either leave or remain in the European Union, sports analysts note that there was no “Brexit” from the UEFA Euro 2016 Championship. After the first round of the Euro 2016, three national teams of the United Kingdom –England, Northern Ireland, and Wales- advanced ...

Wikimedia Commons NBA Finals: Historic Victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers

Wikimedia Commons OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, JUN 20 (EFE; betting context by IDSca.com). — LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first National Basketball Association title with a 93-89 win over the Golden State Warriors. James had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in Sunday night's deciding Game 7 of the NBA Finals. The win gave James his third title in the six straight NBA Fi...

One of hundreds of memes related to the infamous goal Copa America: Brazil Eliminated by Shocking Handball Goal

One of hundreds of memes related to the infamous goal The celebrated National Football Team of Brazil has not been able to shake off its prolonged slump that started with the humiliating 1-7 loss against Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which the South American spiritual home of football hosted. At the impressive Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, Brazil faced off against Peru, a nat...

Pixabay Commons Costa Rica Exits Copa America With Sublime Goal

Pixabay Commons Striker Johan Venegas from Costa Rica scored the best goal thus far in the 100th anniversary of the world's oldest football tournament at the federation level, but the victory against Colombia was hardly a cause for celebration. The National Men's Football Team of Costa Rica, affectionately known as La Sele, obtained its sole victory at Copa America Centenario against one of...

Twitter photo by Deric Ó h'Artagáin, Ireland TV3 Presenter Euro 2016: Russian Hooligans Brutally Beat English Fans

Twitter photo by Deric Ó h'Artagáin, Ireland TV3 Presenter Marseille, France, Jun 11 (EFE).- A 50-year-old English man is battling for his life at a hospital in this southeastern French city after being beaten by a group of Russian fans Saturday ahead of a Euro 2016 Group B game between England and Russia, Marseille's police prefect, Laurent Nunez, said. The man, who had suffered a heart at...

Source: UEFA Costa Rica Sportsbooks Are Ready for the Euro 2016 Championship

Source: UEFA Saint-Martin-de-Re, France, Jun 9 (EFE; betting context by ISDca.com).- Spain's national soccer team, winners of the last two European Championships, began training in France on Thursday as they set their sights on an unprecedented third straight title, and sportsbooks in Costa Rica are prepared to take wagers on this exciting football tournament. As in previous international t...

Wikimedia Commons NBA Finals: Costa Rica Sportsbooks Adjust Odds After Cavs’ Victory

Wikimedia Commons Cleveland, Jun 9 (EFE; odds by IDSca.com).- Superstar forward LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers finally got on the board in the NBA Finals after two discouraging away losses, routing the defending champion Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game 3. James scored 32 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out six assists for the Cavaliers, who controlled Wednesday night's...

Pixabay Commons Copa America: Costa Rica Routed by the U.S.; Colombia Advances

Pixabay Commons Pasadena, California, Jun 8 (EFE).- Star midfielder James Rodriguez overcame a shoulder injury to lead Colombia to a 2-1 victory over Paraguay and a berth in the Copa America Centenario knockout phase, while the host United States got back on track by routing Costa Rica 4-0. Colombia grabbed the lead in its Tuesday night Group A round-robin game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena ...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR Copa America: High Expectations for Costa Rica – United States

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR One of the most anticipated matches of the Copa America Centenario, which is currently unfolding across the United States, will take place on Tuesday, June 7th at the magnificent Soldier Field in Chicago. The National Men's Football Teams of Costa Rica (La Sele) and the United States (Team USA) are both in tight spots within Group A, which analysts believe is the most ...

Pixabay Commons Copa America Centenario Kicks Off (ODDS)

Pixabay Commons Santa Clara, California, Jun 4 (EFE; odds by IDSca.com).- Cristian Zapata and James Rodriguez scored first-half goals to lead Colombia to a 2-0 victory here over the host United States in the opening match of the Copa America Centenario. Friday night's win at Levi's Stadium was a critical one for Colombia in Group A, which also is made up of Costa Rica and Paraguay and has b...

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons NBA Finals: Costa Rica Sportsbooks See Golden State as Favorite

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Oakland, California, Jun 3 (EFE).- The defending champion Golden State Warriors showed off their vaunted depth in a 104-89 victory here over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, cruising to the win despite uncharacteristically poor performances by their t...

Source: NORCECA Beach Volleyball: Costa Rica Gets Closer to the Olympics

Source: NORCECA GROS ISLET, St Lucia, May 29, 2016 - Costa Rica swept Guatemala 3-0 to claim first place at the NORCECA Inter Zonal Men’s Beach Volleyball Tournament, the third round of the Continental Cup towards the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.   Nicaragua, U.S. Virgin Islands, El Salvador and Trinidad & Tobago completed the top six countries qualified to the final round to b...

hanna gabriel Boxer Hanna Gabriels Could Win Two Titles for Costa Rica

The Sweet Science Press Release - LAS VEGAS, NV (May 28, 2016) – Reigning WBO World Female junior middleweight champion HANNA GABRIELS meets KATIA ALVARINO in a unification match on June 18 at Domo Jose Maria Vargas de la Guaira in Maiqueita, Venezuela. The 10-round contest is sanctioned for Gabriels WBO title and for the vacant WBA World super welterweight title. The 33-year-old Gabriels (15-1...

Source: Wikimedia Keylor Navas Makes Costa Rica Proud at UEFA Champions League

Source: Wikimedia Milan, May 28 (EFE; additional reporting by The Costa Rica Star).- Real Madrid captured an unprecedented 11th Champions League title with a victory here Saturday night on penalties over crosstown rival Atletico Madrid, which had rallied to tie the final at 1-1 late in second half. In a rematch of the 2014 final of Europe's biggest club competition, the same team came out o...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR Costa Rica 2 – Venezuela 1: A Rainy, Friendly Match`

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR The National Men's Football Teams of Costa Rica and Venezuela played their final match before the Copa America Centenario at the Chinese-donated National Stadium in La Sabana Metropolitan Park. It was an exciting, though rain-soaked match for both national teams, and it was a considerable improvement over their previous friendly encounter in Venezuela, which was an ugl...

Wikimedia Commons Costa Rica Sportsbooks See Heavy Betting on Cleveland Cavaliers

Wikimedia Commons Cleveland, May 26 (EFE; odds by IDSca.com).- The Cleveland Cavaliers pummeled the Toronto Raptors 116-78 to take a three-games-to-two lead in the Eastern Conference Finals and move within one win of trip back to the championship round. After losing the two previous games at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, which will be the venue for Friday's Game 6, the Cavaliers dominated fr...

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons NBA Finals: Sudden Change of Odds for Golden State Warriors

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Oklahoma City, May 25 (EFE).- The Oklahoma City Thunder continued to dominate their matchup against the Golden State Warriors, winning Game 4 118-94 to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals and put the defending champions on the verge of elimination. Supers...

2016 Rio Olympics Logo Herbalife Will Sponsor Costa Rica at the Rio Olympics

2016 Rio Olympics Logo LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--Global nutrition company Herbalife announced today it will be the official sponsor of the Costa Rican, Israeli, Italian and Vietnam National Olympic Committees all traveling to the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games. Herbalife will also support more than 50 athletes and 19 Paralympians from over 16 countries. These Olympic athletes will...

Flickr Commons Manchester United Wins FA Cup Title After Dubious Season

Flickr Commons London, May 21 (EFE; betting context by IDSca.com).- A remarkable goal by Jesse Lingard in the second half of extra time gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory here Saturday over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final, the Red Devils' record-tying 12th title in soccer's oldest tournament. After a first half short on excitement at Wembley Stadium, Marouane Fellaini and Anthony Marti...

Wikimedia Commons NBA Conference Finals: Toronto Clobbered by Cleveland (ODDS)

Wikimedia Commons Cleveland, May 18 (EFE).- Star point guard Kyrie Irving and do-it-all forward LeBron James combined for 51 points to lead the red-hot Cleveland Cavaliers to a 115-84 shellacking of the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Irving scored 27 points, while James contributed 24 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out four assists in Tuesday night's co...

Source; FEDEFUTBOL Alvaro Saborio Returns to Costa Rica National Football Team

Source; FEDEFUTBOL D.C. United forward Álvaro Saborío has been named to Costa Rica's roster for the Copa America Centenario, joining four other MLS players in the 23-man final selection. Saborío, 34, recently moved into a tie for fourth among active players with his 71st career MLS goal. He opened the scoring against the New York Red Bulls on Friday, May 13, in the 20th minute. The Costa Ri...

Source: Facebook Football Club Presided by U.S. Expat is Costa Rica’s New Champion

Source: Facebook Club Sport Herediano (CSH), a professional football club in the First Division of Costa Rica, obtained its 25th championship in its history, which dates back nearly 100 years. The final match of the summer tournament took place at the Eladio Rosabal Cordero Stadium in the city of Heredia. CSH routed Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (LDA) by 3 - 0 on Saturday night. CSH receive...

2016 Rio Olympics Logo Zika Fears: Pregnant Women Should Skip the Rio Olympics

2016 Rio Olympics Logo Washington, May 12 (EFE).- The World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization on Thursday asked pregnant women not to travel to Rio de Janeiro or to other parts of Brazil where the Zika virus is present as part of their recommendations for the Olympic Games in August. In a joint communique, the two affiliated organizations acknowledged that athlete...

San Antonio Spurs AT&T  Center., Wikimedia Commons Costa Rica Sportsbooks Report Long Odds for the San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center., Wikimedia Commons San Antonio, May 11 (EFE).- The Oklahoma City Thunder moved within one victory of a berth in the Western Conference Finals with a 95-91 victory here over the San Antonio Spurs, who were unable to contain point guard Russell Westbrook in the final minutes of the contest. Westbrook scored 35 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out nine ...

Club Sport Herediano Costa Rica Football Club Presided by U.S. Expat Ready for Finals

Club Sport Herediano On Monday, May 9th, the first round of the First Division Summer Tournament Finals will be played at the Alejandro Morera Soto Stadiumn in the city of Alajuela, province of the same name. The most storied clubs in the history of professional football in Costa Rica will repeat the May 2015 finals, when Club Sport Herediano (CSH), a legendary club owned by an association ...

Source; FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica: A CONCACAF Favorite in the Futsal World Cup

Source; FEDEFUTBOL FIFA Press Release - Between 8 and 15 May, hosts Costa Rica and seven other national teams will compete in the CONCACAF Futsal Championship and, at stake, are the final four available berths for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. The identity of all eight competing nations was completed on 5 May, Canada clinching their involvement via a shock 9-7 aggregate win over ...

Wikimedia Commons Costa Rica Sportsbooks Ready for Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid Match (ODDS)

Wikimedia Commons Madrid, May 6 (EFE; odds by IDSCA.com).- Atletico Madrid midfielder Gabi said Bayern Munich had been his club's toughest rival in this season's Champions League and that the second leg of their semifinal clash was Atleti's most difficult game.   "Bayern was our toughest opponent and gave us our most difficult match. Luckily, all the suffering was worth it and we're...

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons NBA: Favorable Odds for Golden State Even Without Curry

"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, May 4 (EFE; odds by IDSca.com).- Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry sat out once more while recuperating from a right knee injury, but the Golden State Warriors again showed their depth of talent by rallying for a 110-99 victory over the Po...

Wikimedia Commons Coming Soon? Space Jam 2, Starring Lebron James

Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles, May 2 (EFE).- Moviemaker Justin Lin, known for his work on a number of "Fast & Furious" action films about illegal street racing and other shady dealings, is currently in negotiations to direct the sequel of "Space Jam" starring NBA basketball player Lebron James, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday. If the deal is finally struck, Lin, besides directing and...

Source: Saprissa Oficial Twitter Costa Rica Footballer Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Expat

Source: Saprissa Oficial Twitter David Guzman, a talented midfielder who has previously been called up to play for the National Football Team of Costa Rica, spent Sunday night in jail after a quarrel with an expat fan. According to a news report filed by Gustavo Arias, Steven Oviedo and Daniel Jimenez of national newspaper La Nacion, Mr. Guzman got into an altercation with a fan during a fa...

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...

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