What separates the NBA’s top clubs from the rest of the pack?

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The NBA season so far has been a completely different affair compared to last season. Throughout the progression of the 2015-16 season, Golden State and Cleveland looked to be the clear finalists in the lead up to the championships, and despite a few hiccups in the playoffs, the Cavs and Warrior ended up in the NBA Finals for the second time in a row. This season looks similar again, as the mid-season review shows that the Cavs and the Warriors are yet again top of their divisions, but neither team looks as invisible as they were last season. The Cavs have already clocked six loses, while the Warriors have been defeated four times. This is thanks to the teams trailing behind them such as the Raptors and Spurs. Other teams in the NBA have played really well this season, with certain players producing a flamboyance that has made this season exciting to watch. So what separates the top clubs from the rest of the pack?

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High pressing and playing out from the back: The evolution of a different way to win the Premier League?

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It’s often been said that to win the Premier League, first and foremost, you need to be solid at the back. Well, this doesn’t seem to be the case now. Gone are the days of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea winning the league having conceded just 22 goals, or even Fergie’s Manchester United doing the same in 2008.

Since 2008, the average amount of goals conceded by the Premier League champions is just over 33 (33.28 to be precise). Manchester United even managed to top the table in 2013 having conceded 43 goals, which is really quite astonishing.

It’s clear that the emphasis has moved away from the ‘build from the back’ philosophy, and everybody is now obsessed with high-pressing attacking football. This often makes for exhilarating games of football, but why is it that the art of defending is leaving our game?

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How to Choose Winning Sports Bets

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Sports betting is sweeping the world since it offers another incentive to be a sports fan. The possibility to also make money as you watch your favorite teams is something that so many want to take into account. The problem is that way too many individuals will simply start and lose money as they have no idea what to choose. Even when you go for NFL expert picks, you can end up losing. You want to develop your own personal sports betting strategy, and everything basically starts with choosing the winning bet.

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Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton in line to win first ring

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NFL.com may not be a football betting website, but if NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt’s predictions are to be credited, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton tops the list of quarterbacks who could win their first NFL championship ring in 2016, surpassing the likes of Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton, Alex Smith and Teddy Bridgewater. Newton may have retired the ‘Dab’ and sport a new look with a blonde goatee and straw hat, but if he keeps up his gridiron performance from last season, he may very well be set to disrupt the dominance of Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and the Manning brothers – who have won 10 of the past 15 Super Bowls.

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Who’s Going Down in the English Premier League?

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We caught up with the team over at Bet on Brazil and had something of a rambling conversation about next year’s Premier League results. Looking at the top end of the table, it’s certainly going to be very competitive. But who will slip back into the Championship? Here are some of the candidates:

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