This weekend saw the beginning of the 2012 NBA Playoffs and as expected their were some great games taking place over the weekend and we will keep you up to date with all the 2012 NBA Playoffs scores throughout this years playoffs.
We begin our look at the scores with the biggest shock on Saturday where the injury depleted Orlando Magic scored an upset victory over the Indiana Pacers 81-77. The Magic who are without all star center Dwight Howard had 17 point performances from Jameer Nelson & Jason Richardson as they took a 1-0 series lead.
Last night saw the completion of this years Champions League Semi Finals results, the first game took place on Tuesday evening at the Camp Nou in Barcelona. Then last night we saw the second semi final game at the Bernabau. The prospects looked bright for an El Classico Champions league Final, both Spanish teams were home for this weeks semi final matches and although both teams took aggregate losses into the 2nd legs who wouldn’t back Barcelona and Real Madrid to Turn the Tables.
Champions League Semi Finals – Chelsea V Barca
So lets begin with Tuesday’s events which saw English side Chelsea attend the Camp Nou with a 1-0 lead after getting a shock win in their home game. Despite this advantage Chelsea were still rank outsiders with Barcelona stand out favorites, after Barca are the reigning champions and their home form is outstanding. That said Barca look unlikely to be La Liga champions this year after losing El Classico last week. With the game underway Barca aserted their dominance soaking up the possession and attacking in their familiar dominant style, their fortunes looked to be changed after 35 Minutes when Sergio Busquets scored for a 1-0 lead.
Then the nightmare moment came which to this moment I cant understand why John Terry did what he did, driving his knee in to the back of Sanchez in a shocking incident he saw the red card and Chelsea dropped to 10 players. Then it got worse Barcelona turned up the pressure and scored via Iniesta in the 43rd Minute. Chelsea looked sunk after 45 minutes play but this is football and what happened next is why I love this game, Chelsea’s Brazilian Ramirez then received a perfect ball from Lampard and lofted the ball over Valdez and into the net. Chelsea now had the advantage with their way with the away goal but they still had a whole 45 minutes of Barca football to last. As it turns out Chelsea put out one of the best defensive performances ever, I’ve seen teams park the bus but Chelsea built the Hoover Dam and kept Barca out. Then who should pop up in the 92nd minute none other than Fernando Torres, he rounded the keeper and slotted home that vital goal that gave the game to Chelsea.
Champions League Semi Finals Done – What Next
This result confirmed Chelsea as the first team to reach the Champions League Final, in last nights game after 90 minutes Real Reversed the first games result matching Bayern Munich’s 2-1 win from the first leg. This game came down to the penalties whic I highly recommend you watch yourselves over on the Champions League site where you can see the Champions league Semi finals results highlights.
So with the Champions league semi Finals complete we now look forward to seeing Bayern Munich play hosts in their own ground to Roberto Matteo’s Chelsea.
We continue to move ever closer to the start of the London 2012 Olympic games here at Real Sporting news we have been checking out the various venues which will play host to the various events this summer. We started this series of articles on Monday with a look at the venues making up the stunning Olympic park venues. Today we switch our perspective to those arenas outside of the Olympic park to give you insight on how other areas of the British Isles will share in the London 2012 Olympic games.
London 2012 Olympic Games – London Venues
Many of the non Olympic Park venues are still inside London and are as follows:
Earls Court – Earls Court will play home to the Volleyball events.
Excel – This pre existing venue will play host to an absolutely amazing range of events throughout the London 2012 Olympic games and the Paralympics afterwards. 165 events will be played in this venue these will include Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Boccia, Paralympic Judo, Paralympic Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Fencing.
Greenwich Park – We will see Greenwich Park act as the venue for Equestrian events and Modern pentathlon during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Hampton Court Palace – We will see the Road Cycling Time Trial event take place here I am sure you can appreciate what a great location this venue will be.
Horse Guards Parade – Yet another fantastic venue is Horse Guards Parade right in the middle of an amazing part of London in the heart of Whitehall. Beach Volleyball will take place at this venue, simply amazing.
Hyde Park – Triathlon and Marathon Swimming will take place in Hyde Park, swimming the Serpentine lake will certainly be a highlight of the London 2012 Olympic games.
Lords Cricket Ground – Normaly the home of English Cricket Lords will be transformed into the home of Archery with 4 events taking place in the various Archery disciplines.
North Greenwich Arena – Otherwise known as the O2 or the Millenium dome, we will see Gymnastics, Trampoline and Basketball Finals played here.
The Mall – What a great location to see the Marathon and Race Walk events, not to mention the Road Cycling Road Race.
The Royal Artillery Barracks – We will see Shooting events take place at this venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Of course these shooting events will encompass all the different variations of the sport.
Wembley Arena – Normally the scene of world famous music acts the Wembley arena will host Badminton and Rythmic Gymnastics events.
Wimbledon – If Wimbledon wasn’t iconic enough Wimbledon will play host to the London 2012 Olympic games Tennis tournament.
London 2012 Olympic Games – Out of London Venues
Out of London are another selection of great venues amongst these are a selection of Football stadiums hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games football tournament. These stadiums are Wembley Stadium, Coventry Ricoh Arena, Hampden Park, Cardiff’s Millennium stadium, Old Trafford and St. James Park.
Eton Dorney will be the host of the Rowing and Canoe sprint events, where the Lee Valley White Water centre will be the venue for the Canoe slalom events.
Only 2 further venues remain first we have Hadleigh Park which will be host of the Mountain Bike competition. Then last but certainly not least Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will host the Sailing events.
All these venues combined are sure to make the London 2012 Olympic Games fantastic, make sure you check back at Real Sporting News for your regular Olympic updates.
For any Major League baseball fan there is only one date ingrained in their Diary, that is Wednesday the 4th of April. Although the official MLB Opening day 2012 is technically Thursday 5th of April, we see the Miami Marlins play host to the Cardinals.
MLB Opening Day 2012 – Opening Game
What an occassion MLB Opening Day 2012 should be as it will be the stage for the opening of a brand new MLB ball park in Miami. Historically speaking Opening days have taken place on Sundays or Mondays so a Wednesday evening start for a single centerpiece game may be the sign of things to come. Of course the opening of the New Marlins BallPark will pay homage to the legacy of their former home at the Orange Bowl, the new Ballpark will seat 37,000 fans and features a retractable roof which will prove useful this summer due to the Miami climate. Even better news for the Marlins is that they have won every single game held on the innaugral game at a new ball park. Obviously this will be not easy task based on the achievements of the Cardinals last season, but still lets hope history repeats itself on this MLB Opening day 2012.
MLB Opening Day 2012 – Scheduled match ups
Turning the attention to Thursday 5th April which is MLB Opening Day 2012, we will see a further 6 games to open the season with a bang these match ups are, The blue Jays at The Indians, Phillies take on the Pirates, Braves Vs Mets, Red Sox at the Detroit Tigers, LA Dodgers at the Padres and last but not least the Nationals travel to Chicago to play the Cubs.
The first full schedule of games will play out on Saturday the 7th of April with 15 games ready to go ahead.
This MLB Opening Day 2012 will see the start of a historic season as we will see Fenway Park celebrate it’s centennial later in April on the 20th, then later on this season we will see the LA Dodgers celebrate 50 years in the iconic Dodgers Stadium.
So make sure you celebrate MLB Opening Day 2012 in style with family and friends the way this great game should be enjoyed. Also check out all the MLB Opening Day 2012 news and MLB Opening day 2012 scores right here on RSN.com.
As we all know the London 2012 Olympics are almost upon us and the athletes will compete at a range of purpose built venues across the UK. Some of these venues form what is known as the Olympic Park, let me guide you through these venues so we can plan for what lies ahead.
London 2012 Olympics – What a great Centre piece
First up in our review of the venues for the London 2012 Olympics we have the centerpiece venue, this is the Olympic Stadium which will play host to the athletics events. In total 208 events will be held in the Olympic Stadium which is one of the most sustainable stadiums of it’s size ever built and has taken nearly 3 years to complete. 80,000 spectators will watch the events of the London 2012 Olympics from within this stadium, it will be an amazing spectacle.
Next up in the London 2012 Olympics venues is the Velodrome which will host the Track Cycling events during the games. This venue will host 28 events and will become a permanent centre or excellence for cycling after the games ends.
Our next venue for the London 2012 Olympics is the Aquatics centre which will play host to 192 events. What a treat of events they are we will see Swimming, Diving, Modern Pentathlon and Synchronised Swimming events.
For our Fourth venue at the London 2012 Olympics we find the rather unusual Copper Box venue. Just 6 Events will take place in the Copper Box and it will remain as a permanent venue following the end of the games. Handball, Fencing and Modern Pentathlon will provide the highlights at this venue.
London 2012 Olympics – Temporary Venues
The Basketball arena will play host to a number of events at the London 2012 Olympics, these events will include the finals of the Handball competition. Surprisingly even though this venue is quite large it is a temporary structure which will be dismantled after the games ends.
One of the most exciting venues is the relatively small BMX track which hosts the 400 meter specialist track, so far the track has already played host to the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and will form part of a New Velo Park following the games.
The remaining 3 London 2012 Olympic venues are quite specialist in their function such as Eton Park which will be used for Wheelchair Tennis in the Paralympics. Then there is the Riverbank arena which will be the home of Hockey during the 2012 London Olympics and then the Water Polo arena which is a temporary venue that will house the Water Polo events.
One thing that is for sure is that the London 2012 Olympics is set to be a magnificent games to be enjoyed by the whole of the world. We will be covering all the headlines from the London 2012 Olympics right here on Real Sporting news.
As we approach the start of the 2012 MLB season which is just a few days away, we are undoubtely faced with a range of stories concerning the forthcoming season. Many of the 2012 latest baseball rumors currently involve rumors concerning who will be fit for the start of the season and exactly what trades and contacts are being signed up.
Latest Baseball Rumors – Opening Night game
Unsurprisingly many of the latest baseball rumors involve the teams involved in this Wednesdays opening night match up between the Cardinals and the Marlins. Take the Marlins for example their starting line up will be seriously lacking as Logan Morrison and Giancarlo Stanton look likely to be starting the season on the disabled list. Both players are suffering from knee injuries and suffered freak injuries whilst training Morrison got hit in the shoulder by a pitching machine and Stanton slipped on a wet pool deck which could of been nasty.
The latest baseball rumors coming from the Cardinals camp involve the indefinate injury of Chris Carpenter, his right shoulder injury is not likely to be better for a number of months. The good news for Carpenter and you Cardinals fans is that Surgery is not going to be required, however the nerve irritation affecting the pitchers shoulder is proving hard to treat.
Latest Baseball Rumors – Most popular
Elsewhere the latest baseball rumors coming out of the Detroit Tigers camp surround the return of Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera suffered a broken bone underneath his right eye during a warm up game, rumor is that Cabrera will be available on opening day 2012 even though the injury looked nasty when it first happened.
The latest baseball rumors from the Phillies further confirm that 5 time all star Chase Utley will not make opening day this season, he has ongoing knee issues that require further attention. Fortunately Surgery is not likely and his issues should clear up under the correct treatment, this means that Chase will return sooner rather than later.
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