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Looking forward to New Year’s Day at Exeter Racecourse

For some people, the end of the year is all about New Year’s Eve. But a smarter approach may be to build up to New Year’s Day , rather than the night before. After all, they do say that you should start as you mean to go on. There’s a big difference between waking up on January 1st a little worse for wear from the preceding night and waking up fresh knowing that you’re going to have a day of fun ahead of you.

If the latter approach appeals to you, then why not consider New Year’s Day racing at Exeter Racecourse? This is a Devon tradition and always promises to be a fantastic day...

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Sportswoman award tops an incredible year for jockey Hollie Doyle

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Wed, 12/02/2020 - 9:31pm

As 2020 draws to a close, not many people will look back over the last 12 months with fond memories. However, that isn’t the case for everybody, especially those in the sporting world, who may have won personal accolades or competitions as a team over the course of the last year.

One person who will certainly remember 2020 is flat racing jockey Hollie Doyle. The 24-year-old has had an incredible year and she was recently named the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year.

"To have won it is a massive privilege and it feels incredible," said Doyle .

"Seeing my name...

2020/21 UEFA Champions League - Matchday 5 preview

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 11/30/2020 - 10:38am

Matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League is scheduled to be played on December 1 and 2 and there are several interesting match-ups to watch out for.

As many as six clubs have already sealed their spot in the round of 16 of the elite competition, but only holders Bayern Munich have managed to win their group.

Matchday 5 Preview:

Group A:

Defending champions Bayern Munich were already one of the betting favourites going into this season's competition, and a strong performance in the group stages has shown they are the side to beat. You can use this...

Chiefs side to face Bath

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 11/27/2020 - 1:58pm

Rob Baxter has warned his Exeter Chiefs side to be wary of a ‘wounded animal’ ahead of tomorrow’s visit off Bath Rugby to Sandy Park in Round Two of the Gallagher Premiership (5:30pm).

Whilst Baxter’s side kicked off their title defence with an impressive 33-3 victory on the road at Harlequins, Bath were picked off 19-12 by newly-promoted Newcastle Falcons, who were playing their first league fixture since March.

That loss, coupled with the fact that Bath were defeated by the Chiefs in last season’s Premiership semi-final - the last game played at Sandy Park - means...

Study reveals physical demands of two-hour marathon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/24/2020 - 3:08pm

Elite runners need a specific combination of physiological abilities to have any chance of running a sub-two-hour marathon, new research shows .

The study is based on detailed testing of athletes who took part in Nike's Breaking2 project – an ambitious bid to break the two-hour barrier.

Professor Andrew Jones , of the University of Exeter, said the findings reveal that elite marathon runners must have a "perfect balance" of VO2 max (rate of oxygen uptake), efficiency of movement and a high "lactate turn point" (above which the body experiences more fatigue).

The...

Exeter Chiefs side to face Harlequins

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Thu, 11/19/2020 - 2:36pm

As defending champions of the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup, Rob Baxter is acutely aware his Exeter Chiefs side have a huge target on their backs this season.

It’s a challenge, however, that the Devonians are clear relishing with the Chiefs’ Director of Rugby this week exuding a real air of excitement ahead of tomorrow night’s opener away to Harlequins (7:45pm).

“We’re looking forward to Friday, but so we should be,” said Baxter. “People will say it’s going to be tough for us having a short break, but I actually think not having that lengthy period off...

Learn showjumping with Conor Swail showjumper

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:26pm

As indicated by Conor Swail Irish showjumper , Show Jumping is one of the most mainstream disciplines. It is an exemplary pony riding sport and, simultaneously, an extraordinary equestrian occasion where riders and ponies hop over a few impediments.

Conor Swail an individual from our substance supervisory crew, has composed an article that manages the 10 subjects on Show Jumping that Conor Swail showjumper will convey in 4 sections so you can inundate yourself in the World of Jumping and expand your insight into this fascinating control.

Presentation:

In this article,...

Golf Club Selection: Your Ultimate Guide

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 - 1:35pm

Golf is one of the most popular sports the world over, and while it is most commonly associated with businessmen and middle-aged men, it is a game enjoyed by people of all age, gender, and social status. Golf is a game that can be enjoyed alone or with friends and is a great way to spend an afternoon outdoors. It is a technical game that requires expertise and precision to excel. And not only are the aforementioned qualities required but so too is the equipment. One piece of equipment, the most important piece, is the golf club.

In this article, we will hope to give you a guide...

Football latest scores and predictions

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Thu, 11/05/2020 - 11:31am

Loud victories and bitter defeats, unpredictable results of football matches and crazy intensity of passions — all this can be experienced without spending fabulous money on seats in the stands. After all, you can follow these events online. The best moments and goals, text online broadcasts, results and football latest scores . All popular football championships with experts’ forecasts you will find here.

The site gives a unique opportunity to:

  • follow matches;
  • read broadcasts;
  • find out statistics.

Read the conclusions and...

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Chiefs sign South African prop Van Dyk

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 11/04/2020 - 10:33pm

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their front-row options ahead of the new 2020/21 season with the signing of South African prop Maks Van Dyk.

With Harry Williams and Tomas Francis both likely to be involved in the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup and Six Nations Championship, Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has moved swiftly to bring in the 28-year-old tighthead.

Van Dyk - who has previously played for the Sharks, Cheetahs and Griquas in South Africa, as well as Leinster, Toulouse and, more recently, a short stint at Harlequins – joins on an initial one-year deal, although...

4 drafting stats you need to know in fantasy baseball

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 10/30/2020 - 6:31pm

Nowadays, there are a plethora of MLB stats that you can focus on when betting in fantasy baseball. There are some new advanced stats that even the most veteran fantasy baseball commissioner can be confused about. Even when watching a live broadcast of a baseball game can be pretty hard to follow as new keywords are thrown around that you know nothing about, like xwOBA or FIP.

This may seem pretty confusing to newer players, but you might find some stats worthy of focus on your next draft if you do your research. Whether you're new to fantasy baseball or a veteran with decades of...