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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...

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 ...

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