The 5 Sporting Events not to be missed in February
A look at the 5 biggest Sporting events worth taking a punt on in the month of February
NBA All-Star game
The 2018 NBA All-Star game is a spectacle for fans of the NBA to enjoy watching their favourite stars up against one another. This season, the format has changed to two team captains, LeBron James and Steph Curry.
In this match up, Team James is paired up with Durant, Irving, Davis and Paul George going up against Curry's team of Harden, DeRozan, Antetokounmpo and Embiid.
The All-Star game comes down to tenacity and shooting, and Team James has the better in both areas. Irving, Durant, LeBron and Westbrook will certainly pile on the points as they take this one by a comfortable margin.
Tip: Team James
We'll keep this short and sweet. The fairy tale Philadelphia Eagles go up against the evil empire in the New England Patriots. Much can be said about this matchup but the information at hand is simple.
Philadelphia has a great defence, but the Patriots have beaten better in the past. The Patriots have an average defence but Nick Foles is quarterbacking the Eagles.
There is a likely chance that this game is close the whole way, but the class and experience of Belichick and Brady will eventually prove too much in the clutch. Besides, wouldn’t Brady lifting another Lombardi trophy be a perfect storyline?
Tip: New England 1-13
PyeongChang will bring us the beauty of the Winter Olympics here in 2018. We’ve picked out a great little nugget that could potential return a pretty penny at the games. Men’s Ice Hockey is where it’s at.
Don’t be fooled into thinking the U.S.A or Canada. The International Olympic Committee refused to cover the insurance for NHL players and therefore, none will be participating in the games.
This leaves Sweden as a damn good option to take out the gold The Swedes were runners up four years ago and have the talent and pedigree to take out top spot with the North American teams weakened.
Tip: Men’s Ice Hockey – Sweden
Rockhold v Romero headlines a n appealing UFC 221 card. Romero is a formidable opponent, but Rockhold is more than capable of holding his own against the Middleweight menace.
UFC 221 will take place in Perth. Current champion Robert Whittaker is sidelined at the moment. Rockhold and Romero are set to battle it out for the right to fight Whittaker when he returns.
Romero, the proven wrestler may lean on what he knows in this matchup, but Rockhold is more than up for the task after being unexpectedly usurped by Bisping in 2016. Rockhold's grappling and striking edge should give him the win in this contest.
Tip: Luke Rockhold
The Apollo stakes sees Randwick racecourse set for a 1400m race offering $250,000 to the victor.
Winx will be back for this one. However, regular Jockey Paul Bowman has been suspended for this run with Kerrin McEvoy touted as Bowman’s replacement.
Hartnell will be a solid competitor for those looking for extra value, but it’s hard to look beyond Winx in any race the mare takes part in. Winx is running her way into the reord books and we’re not about to stand in the way.