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6 Essential Items for the Ultimate Sports Den

Posted on June 15, 2018 by John Harris

sports fansAs a hardcore sports fan, it’s no surprise you dedicate a lot of time, energy and heartache to your teams — and, as such, you deserve a space that reflects your passion.

Creating a sports-themed man (or woman) cave is one of those projects that can be amazing when done right, but can easily veer off the mark into tacky territory. Here are six steps to help create the ultimate sports den.

1. Choose a Theme

Before you break ground on your room, decide on a unifying theme. Whether you want to showcase your love for the Philadelphia Eagles, interest in all things hockey or incredible jersey collection, deciding on a theme will help inform all of your decisions. Going with the Eagles? You now have a green and black color scheme. Is hockey more your jam? Well, hockey sticks make for fun wall art. Showcasing your jerseys? You have your décor covered.

2. Get Comfortable

You can’t call it a proper man cave until you have ample and comfortable seating. Indeed, the focus of any good sports den has got to be watching sports. As such, furnish your room with pieces that will make sports watching the most comfortable for you and your buddies. Whether it’s theater seating with two rows of leather recliners or an L-shaped sectional, choose seating that is sized for your space.

3. Accessorize Your Space

Rather than overwhelming the room with junk, acquire one or two special items and make those your focal points. Beautifully showcased game-used memorabilia is a perfect addition to any sports den. Once you have your centerpiece, accessorize with other items that fit your theme.

Have a signed home run ball? Set it off with lighting and surround it with nicely framed photos of the player or game. Got a basketball jersey worn by your favorite player? Frame it to display it on a wall with a series of mounted basketballs. Read the rest of this entry →

Common Basketball Hand and Wrist Injuries and How Players Can Prevent Them

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Joe Fleming
Injuries hampered Robbie Hummel as he played in only 98 games over two NBA seasons.

Injuries hampered Robbie Hummel as he played in only 98 games over two NBA seasons.

Approximately 25 percent of all sports injuries involve the hand or wrist, and basketball players are particularly susceptible.

Former Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Robbie Hummel and Cavaliers forward Kevin Love are two of the many professional basketball players who have experienced hand injuries in their careers.

Whether you’re an aspiring professional or strictly a recreational player, it’s important to know how to protect your hands and wrists.

Read on to learn some important tips and tricks that can help players of all ages and skill levels prevent hand and wrist injuries.

Common Hand and Wrist Injuries in Basketball Players

The following are some of the most common hand and wrist injuries that basketball players deal with:

  • Jammed fingers — this is most common hand injury to occur in basketball. The finger gets “jammed” when the ball hits the tip of the finger instead of the palm of the hand. Finger jams can lead to more serious injuries, like sprains of the finger ligaments, dislocations, or fractures.

  • Wrist sprains — these occur when a ligament gets stretched or torn, usually as a result of the wrist being forcefully bent, or if the player falls down onto an outstretched hand. When the ligament is just stretched, it is considered a mild sprain. More severe sprains occur when the ligament is partially or totally torn.

  • Wrist fractures — wrist fractures occur when one or more of the bones in the wrist is broken. Forceful bending can cause fractures, as can falling onto an outstretched hand.

  • Finger/hand fractures — the bones in the fingers and hands are also susceptible to fractures. Even small breaks can totally put the hand out of commission and make simple tasks incredibly painful and difficult. Finger and hand fractures often occur when the ball is caught, when a player runs into another player, or during falls. Read the rest of this entry →

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Pasaran Bola: The Online Betting Website

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Cathy Carter

pakistan-siteAs the world cup draws nearer to its inauguration date, bookies are flexing their muscles and preparing their books for a long-drawn month of FIFA 2018 world cup. However, the age-old tradition of betting on sports has taken a more technologically advance turn with sports betting going entirely online. In such an industry, one of the most convenient betting platforms is the Indonesian betting platform of Pasaran Bola which not only provides a platform to place your bets securely but even gives out a centralized platform to track all the soccer-related news that one wants.

Events Covered

Football has become a totally global sport with a presence in each country and continent, and when a sport has such a vast area of reach, the events under is not limited to one global event but is broken down into yearly leagues. Pasaran Bola provides a platform for betting on all almost all the leagues that are played in different countries. Some of the popular leagues that are covered on the platform are The English Premier League, La Liga (Spain), Bundesliga (Germany), Serie A (Italy), Ligue 1 (France), Europa League and Champions League. In addition to this, the platform is also covering the FIFA 2018 World Cup. Read the rest of this entry →

Feel The Adrenaline Rush Of Online Sport Betting

Posted on June 11, 2018 by Cathy Carter

sports-betting-2018Online sport betting is identified as a game which involves skill. Due to this reason, this betting is getting hugely popular all over the world. Sport betting is considered the art of forecasting sport results by the help of a wager or a bet on the result of the particular sporting event. It turns competitive for the bettors besides the sportsbooks. This is why; you must do a proper research on the type which can propose the kind of bet which draws your interest. Supporters of legal sports betting are commonly regarded as a hobby for many sports fans because of their increased interest in a specific sporting event.

Vital tips to keep in mind

People from all over the world do spend billions of dollars to bet on the outcomes of their preferred sporting event, like poker online uang asli. There are countless fans who bet just to extract fun out of their favorite games, while some bettors consider sports betting as their only source of income. Regardless of the type of bettor you are, you must remember that bettors keep only one thing in their mind and that is to bet for winning. This is for this reason, people who are involved in online sports betting wish to discover the ways through which they can upsurge their chances to win.

Remember, winning involves many factors. As a bettor, you ought to consider these factors carefully. For winning, you are required to pay heed to several expert assistance that are available online. These expert advice do come armed with a minimal fee and there are some that are provided absolutely free of cost. You must be knowledgeable regarding the whole game. You must understand the working of the betting process plus learn about the betting lines. Besides being knowledgeable you must know the process of controlling your emotions or feelings. Never let your emotions come in your way of betting. Always keep this in mind that every bettor in the world has lost sometime or the other. It is part of the game only. Read the rest of this entry →

How Does Soft Tissue Mobilization Work?

Posted on June 03, 2018 by Joe Fleming

soft tissueLongtime athletes and coaches are constantly on the hunt for easy and effective ways to both help prevent common sports injuries as well as speed up recovery times when an injury does occur. Tactics like ice therapy, cupping, and foam rolling have all had their heyday recently, but one practice seems to have endured the longest – sports massage.

Believed to have originated in ancient Greece and Rome where gladiators were prescribed massages both before and after working out or battling, sports massage has evolved throughout the centuries to incorporate more physiotherapy and recovery techniques. This has lent itself to a newer therapeutic approach called soft tissue mobilization.

What is Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)?

An umbrella term to capture a wide array of techniques, soft tissue mobilization is any type of physiotherapy performed either manually or with instruments that help to release soft tissues in the body. Soft tissues are essentially any component of the musculoskeletal system that is not bone – so ligaments, tendons, muscles, skin, fat, fascia, cartilage, nerves, and so on.

Soft tissue injuries are common in sports, from sprains to muscle strains to tendonitis and other stress injuries. The healing process following a soft tissue injury involves a unique process of biological repair. An inflammation response from the body floods the tissue at first with fluids, blood, and eventually white blood cells; this causes the characteristic swelling, warmth, and redness of a fresh soft tissue injury like an ankle sprain. Read the rest of this entry →

They’re Back! Cavaliers and Warriors Round 4

Posted on May 31, 2018 by Dean Hybl

2018-NBA-FinalsIt wasn’t easy or conventional, but the NBA Finals that most experts expected when the 2017-2018 NBA season started has finally come to fruition. Though after rough seven-game conference finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors look a bit more like fight survivors than great champions.

Proving that the NBA regular season is really little more than a long warm-up, neither the Cavaliers nor Warriors had the best record in their conference during the regular season. In fact, the Cavaliers had the fourth best record in the Eastern Conference.

However, this is the final that most fans wanted to see and has odds-makers excited. You can check out the latest odds on this site. Read the rest of this entry →

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    • Bill Freehan: Michigan Man
      May 12, 2018 | 6:21 pm

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was an 11-time American League All-Star at one of the most demanding positions in baseball, yet outside of Detroit his exploits have been largely forgotten.

      For more than a decade, Bill Freehan was the rock behind home plate for the Detroit Tigers. In addition to earning All-Star honors 10 straight years and 11 times overall, Freehan was a five-time Gold Glove winner and in 1968 finished second in the American League in the MVP voting.

      A true “Michigan Man”, Freehan played his entire sports career representing teams from Michigan.

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