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Today is Women's Handball Champions League Final. In Romania the women's handball is one of the most loved sport so it will be a big event today.
CSM Bucharest will face Hungarian hosts' favorite team Gyor, which defeated in the first semi-final Buducnost Podgorica 21-20. The Romanian team has qualified to the final on Saturday evening after a victory in the semi-finals against Vardar Skopje 27-21 in Budapest, in the final four tournament.

Odds at Unibet: CSM Bucharest 4.90
Draw: 10.00
Gyor: 1.29

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I agree it is Froome's to lose now, but the way things have gone this tour I wouldn't rule out a crash or mechanical problem.

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In the end Froome won but quite tough this time so it would be certainly interesting if he could continue to dominate next year..as far as I know Landa would leave the Sky so one more contender for the future maybe...I wonder who will be a Sky backup leader for the next season as Thomas might leave too...La Vuelta promising to be huge this year and I can't wait for it...Contador was the latest to confirm his participation there too.

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Yeah close but comfortable in the end I think. I've always wanted to see it go to the final day with only a second or two between the leaders so they could have a real race down the Champs Elysee.

Sky could probably make any one of three or four of their riders win it if they wanted to. I think the other teams need to come up with some new tactics if they want to knock Sky off. They tend to ride hard at the front to keep the pace up and make break-aways more difficult. Maybe the others should all team up and take it in turns to attack each day, then maybe the Sky guys will be exhausted half way through the tour.

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You have some really good points there Ed, of course the tactics of the others should be more creative and even including collaboration if they won't to stop Team Sky domination, but at this stage I think it's easier to say it than do something about it.
There were couple of relatively short time trials this tour which gave others a chance to compete otherwise Froome victory should it be even easier.
And yes should be thrilling for us to see a last stage action at the tour but I'm afraid it could happen only if it's a time trial stage.

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It was very interesting at the Athletics World Championship where Bolt lost(finally if you ask me 😉 ) a race, in his last one, pretty close to stay unbeaten 😮
Not only that but the Jamaican sprinters who are very much dominant in the last years on 100 and 200m have lost the women's final too where Thompson was clear favourite.
They still have a chance to revenge on the 200m distance.

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Yeah its a shame both Bolt and Coleman were beaten by a 35 year old twice caught drug cheat. Its a shame that they don't do life bans. The whole thing just makes athletics look bad.

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I don't know the whole story about Gatlin's drug affairs but it's maybe sometimes a thin line of who's on drogues and who's not, I mean in any of the sports not just the athletics but maybe they all using some medicaments (especially those for a faster recovery) and the question is who's going to be caught...yeah maybe some are more "pumped"thanf the others...a tv sports commentator here often use to say - there's no such thing like clear athletes any more...when we speak about those functional sports of course.

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You are right - its all about whether whatever they are taking is on the banned list or not. But Gatlin has been busted twice so I have no sympathy for him.

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You are right - its all about whether whatever they are taking is on the banned list or not. But Gatlin has been busted twice so I have no sympathy for him.

Yeah me too Ed, but to be honest not a Bold fan either - that would be just too easy and I don't like his pompous attitude anyway by the way recently I've also heard that that there was a contracts for the tournaments he's involved in which he demanded from the organizers which of his opponents could participate in those particular tournaments - not exactly a noble act either 😉

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Actually I read over the weekend that 6 of the 8 finalists in Bolt's race have been previously banned for doping. If they aren't going to give life bans then this is what happens. They may as well not bother testing, let them take whatever they want and risk trading a gold medal for pea-sized nuts, and then see how fast a person can run.

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Yeah I thought of what would of happen if they let them taking whatever they want and I'm pretty sure we would probably even have a death cases in year or two, I don't have doubts that many will except the trade you purposed Ed.
I just think in cycling for example there's much more doping tests (at least those revealed one) which is not the case in the athletics or some other sports, but I also don't understand how some athletes (usually from one and the same countries) being exposed 4-8!! years after the test were made. Absurd.

You're probably right Ed, the measures against doping probably should be harder but would it be a risk then of too much life time bans of some of the leading athletes like what happened in cycling for example where most of the top riders have been debunked at the time.
No federation want that publicity I guess, not that this the most important thing here.

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And speaking about absurdity’s in athletics what about that freak show(honestly I don't know how to name it other way) on "womens" 800m, yeah I know we have to be tolerant and all that but don't get it, men vs women 🤷
At least they should take their hormonal pills if they want to take part in the women's races but I guess it's "against their rights".
Caster Semenya said that "she" want's to take part in the shot put too- staggering information 😕 with that physic won't be a problem.

The last absurd was on 50km race walk women - no such discipline? -wrong- there is already, one of the participants -American girl - initiated proceedings in court and won that against IAAF for violating the women's rights because there wasn't a 50 km race like men's! so there's been 2 races for women 20 and 50km - the last one with 7 participants in it!

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Oh man don't get me started on race walking! I think that it is the stupidest event in the whole of track and field. The restriction of walking is stupid and continually gamed during the race. It is like having the one-legged high jump, the walking long jump, or the 100m running backwards. I've often wondered if this scenario could happen: given that we know each race walker can get 3 yellow cards for not walking before being red carded, could a competitor who hasn't got a yellow card yet run in a full sprint right at the finishing line to win a race? I don't see why not.

Re Semenya, that one is too tricky. I feel sorry for her as it isn't her fault and she's obviously a talented athlete but there will forever be question marks next to her achievements. And I feel sorry for her competitors too who are at a physical disadvantage. What can you do?

Oh and check out this list I saw recently - its the 30 fastest 100m times in history with all known drug cheats crossed out. I wonder if we're going to have a Lance Armstrong situation on our hands in a few years time?

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I've often wondered if this scenario could happen: given that we know each race walker can get 3 yellow cards for not walking before being red carded, could a competitor who hasn't got a yellow card yet run in a full sprint right at the finishing line to win a race? I don't see why not.

Fully agree with all you saying about race walking, it's a ridiculous sport...if you don't find the way they walk - sexy 😛
Yeah I guess your scenario is possible but probably that 'sprinter" would be banned after the race or something, the most ridiculous thing in this sport is that it looked to me the refereeing is completely subjective(yeah it's not easy but...) plus the fact you could be banned(red carded) at the 49km for example... 😕 that's insane, especially when only that judge though you run.

So you telling me Bold holds the 10 fastest times all time if you exclude those who cheated...not too much of a surprise really when we see even only his physicality compared to the rest. But lets hope all those or at least some of them weren't on drogues during the time they made those runs, not easy to beat Bolt even using stimulants though 🙂
Yeah I think all the cheaters should be exposed and banned but if the rule says 2 years is the max ban then we would still have people trying to cheat, I don't know what happened to the 4 years ban we use to have before? That should be scaring enough for those athletes.
I also think some of the stars in Athletics and Swimming got quite light "sentences" for that while in the cycling penalties are always harder, yeah that means a lot of scandals and bad publicity for the sport but I think cycling become clearer nowadays.

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Think the Vuelta is relatively interesting till now, Froome dominates but the gaps are still small so in 3 weeks horror climbing race anything could happen, Froome is like 4 times runner up in Spain so I guess it's his turn...maybe.

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Hey Slim, quite up and down year for both Red Wings and Lions till now, any thoughts about that?

I'm pretty pleasantly surprised the way LA Kings started the season especially when they changed the personal of so successful previous GM and coach.

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Any impressions from the Giro Ed, or you just don't have a time for that?

Do you remember this?

There were a few fans with a billboard at this years Giro, a couple of toilet paper rolls were glued to it and it says something like, "We've got you covered Tom",

It was pretty hilarious but I didn't find any pictures or video of that, what a shame 👎

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I haven't been watching this year. But yes I do remember that one. I like how he has to take off his helmet then his shirt then suddenly the commentators realise what is going on and the TV director is probably screaming at the camera man on the bike to turn away. Classic stuff!

I looked this year's standings up and I see Dumoulin's back and in second place now. Let's hope his 2nd half of the Giro isn't so crappy this year!

Froome looks to be gone from contention already. Maybe the drugs controversy has affected him or perhaps he hasn't been training as normal.

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Yeah Dumoulin looking good this year but Yates is a real deal, so I guess it would be between those two and Micheltton-Scott are far more classy team than Sunweb, if I had to choose I would of put my money on Simon.
I think Froome slightly slowed down his form to be on the pick of it in the 3rd week of the Giro and mainly for the Tour, despite they all saying the Giro is the real goal for him but no doubt all these doping scandals definitely affects him.

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I haven't been watching this year. But yes I do remember that one. I like how he has to take off his helmet then his shirt then suddenly the commentators realise what is going on and the TV director is probably screaming at the camera man on the bike to turn away. Classic stuff!

Yeah really, I wonder why the helmet is off though 😉 When I think again I've had never done that with a helmet on my head so...it could be an issue I guess 😂

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Bwahahahah! 😂

But seriously he took the helmet off so he could pull his shirt over his head. I've watched this over and over in great detail!

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Ha-ha,yeah I've got it now Ed, didn't thought of that to be honest, stupid me.

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This years Giro was one of the most exiting races I've ever saw, no the most exiting one!

In the Saturday's stage Frome made all by himself 80km ride to overcome all his rivals and get the pink Jersey after being 4th at `4mins before the stage.
But not only that stage, the whole race was really interesting, start to finish.

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I can't believe Froome came back and won it. He blew everyone away on the (third last?) stage where he made the solo breakaway up hill on gravel. It reminds me of that crazy ride by Floyd Landis in the Tour de France. Of course now that is raising more questions about his drugs case which is apparently still open.

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Glad to hear back from you Ed, you've been to the vacation or something or just too busy?

Yeah before that stage I was mad at myself for not staked at the Yates end victory 😉

I don't believe Froome took something in a times when he expecting his penalty to be declared.

From that 80km solo ride around 40km was a downhill and this is when he gained most of his time advantage so I think he just got them by surprise and it worked brilliantly, at least hope he's clear.

Yeah Landis - one of the cyclist should of explain and apologize in front of the media because he said "Froome made Landis" 🙂 or something similar anyway,

I think it was Kontador who's famous for those long rides, he have done that a few times in the biggest tours but I'm not sure he's ever succeed trough such move.

It's really curious for me what the Froome penalty would be, It's pretty likely to be 4-6 months and depending on the time it would be implemented could cost them his Vuelta or the Giro win, or both?!

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Yeah I'm having the front three rooms in my house painted and some electrical work done so I have half the house packed up and piled around my living room, and haven't had power sometimes. It feels a bit like I'm living in one of those hoarder's houses where they never throw anything out.

It will be a disaster if they disqualify him from those victories because if that is a possibility he should not have been allowed to race in the first play. It wouldn't be the first time cycling shot itself in the foot though would it?

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Hope you'll do that house renovation job quickly Ed, it could be annoying, I guess in a times like these we see how many useless stuff we owing in fact.
I sometimes make a clearance without much of a demur, the space is more valuable for me then the objects.

Froome's lawyers presented a document of 1500 pages which potentially must prove the medicament he uses for his asthma not improving the performance, so from UCI told that because of it their decision has been delayed.
You're completely right man, they use to do that (with a pleasure too) - shooting themselves in the foot, probably a huge % of the players in the American professional sports league using marijuana which I think increases the endurance by far and that's even kind of allowed there, but in the cycling they love to denounce their biggest names which is in fact a really bad publicity for the sport.
I hope they would not ban Froome but I doubt really.

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Tour de France started yesterday with a crazy first stage really, half of the favourites have lost time in what supposed to be a flat and boring stage.

Froome crashed but Porte and A Yates all at 50 seconds too, Quintana got really unlucky with a mechanical problem and lost even more time, so it starting really interesting, hope to be a heck of a race.

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I feel sorry for Richie Porte. The guy is cursed in the Tour.

Van Avermaet now has a healthy 2+ minute lead and he even extended it last stage. None of the top riders seem concerned though. How long do you think he can hold on?

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Interesting question Ed,
I was wondering the same thing today, the favourites keep underestimated him and it's obvious that he's not a climber but we've saw one year when Voekler (total outsider) got the yellow he bit the jersey so hard that it was his until the very last stages, probably he gave it away not before the last mountain stage I think it was, so...everything is possible , but I guess there will a lot more action between the the gs favourites today and tomorrow that Van Avermaet surely will be striped in one of those two I think.

Watch out for Roglic, he looked very fresh yesterday, I think the guy would be a real threat for the rest, too bad he started so late with the cycling being a ski jumper until 20-21 years of age I believe.

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Well, well, well..obviously Sky are the best prepared once again (I'm writing that before seeing the today's stage highlights) but yesterday Thomas was superb and I think Froome worked for the team too at least at first, letting Geraint go and didn't fowling him right away..then he made an attack himself, obviously he can't let his team mate run too far away in the standings as it would be impossible to catch him after that.

So very interesting task for Sky's management now, how to deal with both leaders, let them race?
I guess that's possible just in the closing moments of the mountain stages otherwise the team strategy would be ruined and their team-mates would be confused.
So it could also end up disastrous for the team I could imagine but in anyway it's a delicate team management and should be interesting.

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