Adjustable dumbbells vs Regular dumbbells: Everything you need to know

If you’re setting up a home gym then I’m sure dumbbells top the list of the equipment needed. With dumbbells you can perform tons of isolated or even low weight moves perfect for both weight loss as well as bodybuilding goals but which dumbbells to choose, adjustable dumbbells or the regular? We decided to compare the two to make your choice simpler.

Cost

While a single set of regular dumbbells is cheaper than adjustable dumbbells if you’re looking to take your workout up a notch and need differently weighted dumbbells an adjustable dumbbell is cost effective as a single pair can get the job done in quick time whereas with regular dumbbells you’ll need 5-6 different sets.

Note, with adjustable dumbbells you’ll always have to buy a pair as these are only sold in pairs unless it’s still in warranty. On the other hand, regular dumbbells are sold individually as well.

Build

Regular dumbbells are built out of chrome, cast iron, steel or at times even rubber which ensures high durability. Adjustable dumbbells are also made using similar materials but have plastic parts to make switching weights easy that reduce durability.

However, the Ironmaster adjustable dumbbell stands out as it is made using welded steel and while it’s more convenient than regular dumbbells when compared to other adjustable dumbbells, switching weights is slightly slower.

Versatility

As you exercise your muscles start to grow and your lifting capacity increases thus the old dumbbell set becomes useless. You’ll now need a heavier set and then soon need an upgrade again thus you’re likely going to end up with 5-10 pair of dumbbells. Bowflex is known to make some of the best adjustable dumbells just because of this feature. read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo Endorsement Contracts & Earnings

Cristiano Ronaldo Endorsement Contracts: He is the best-paid Football player in the World. According to the Forbes list of  World’s Highest-Paid Athletes, the Portuguese international has earned $80 million last year, which also makes him second richest Athlete in the World.

Cristiano Ronaldo Endorsement Contracts & Earnings

He is the popular choice for brands for their Endorsement, as Real Madrid star enjoys a huge fan following Worldwide. He has over 100 million likes on the Facebook and 30 million followers on the Twitter. He represents Nike, Emporio Armani, KFC, Coca-Cola and motor oil company Castrol.

Here are the complete details of the Cristiano Ronaldo Sponsorship deals: Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth:

  •  Total Net Worth:$300 Million
  • Net Worth 2015: $80 Million
  • Endorsements Contracts: $28 Million

Cristiano Ronaldo Endorsement Brands:

1. Nike:

Contract Value: £14.1 million a year
End Date: 2020

He is the leading Face of the World’s famous sports brand Nike. The Real Madrid star has big deals with Nike and make 6 million Euros a year. Previously he has earned $41.1 million by Endorsing Nike Which he signed in 2010.

He is set to sign a new deal with the Nike worth of $64 million for next five years as the current deal expires, which will be the most lucrative deal. Nike launched special edition Mercurial Superfly CR7 before the FIFA World 2014 Brazil.

2. Armani:

Value: £1 million
End Date: 2019

He replaced his former Manchester United David Beckham for the endorsement of the Armani. Ronaldo modeling for the Emporio Armani men’s underwear and Jeans.

3. KFC:

Value:  $2 million
End Date: 2016

He signed an Endorsement contract with KFC in 2013, which is worth of $2 million. The day advertisement came out, company sees a major increase in the sales. At the same Ronaldo KFC Endorsement raised eyebrows, as per area manager Middle East of Spanish sports management firm Media Base Digital (MBD), Max Roures; ”  The KFC endorsement is a weird deal because he’s promoting fast food. read more

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Richest Footballers in the World 2016 – All Time List

The football field is not the only place that many of our players battle it out for the top honor. Looking at the majority of the world’ richest football players of all time in Forbes list as well, who are still active international players, they have also set up a successful business and have many sponsors outside the field to make them compete off the field too. Here is a list of World’s 10 richest football players, their income, and their net value for the year 2015-2016.

10) Frank Lampard – 80 million Euros

At 10 we have former Chelsea player Frank Lampard, who in the past years have earned over €35m while playing for Chelsea and a year at Manchester City. He also has made few sound investments in properties and currently owns a townhouse in Chelsea valued at €13m, two apartments in Barcelona and Dockland whose value is currently unknown and recently also sold a mansion in Esher and earned a profit of €5m on the property.

Besides properties, Lampard also has a series of football books for children and has represented Nike and Adidas in the past.

09) Ronaldinho – 83 million Euros

While Brazil’s Ronaldinho is no longer on the European football circuit, the former Ballon d’Or winner is still earning huge amount of money outside of Europe.

After leaving Europe Ronaldinho, earned €2.7m annually while playing for Atletico Mineiro and then moved to Mexico. In Mexico, he has now signed a contract with Queretaro, which is heavily based on his performance.

But despite that huge clause in his contract, he could still earn an additional €2.5m per year. Besides these, he has earned over €20m in the last 10 years having signed a deal with Nike during his FC Barcelona days. read more

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Asia Cup 2016 Cricket Schedule, t20 Format, Venues Announced

Cricket Asia Cup 2016 Schedule, Time Table, Fixtures PDF: 2016 Asia Cup Cricket will be hosted in Bangladesh in t20 format. The full Match List is shared below. This is the first time when Asia Cup is played in t20 format. The tournament will be played from 24 Feb 2016 to 6 March 2016. This is the 13th Asia Cup Cricket and 5th time it will be hosted by Bangladesh. Teams who are playing in this T20 Competition are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Host.

Update: UAE won all the 3 matches played in qualifier round. They joined the regular 4 teams by beating Oman by 71 runs in final Qualifier. They finished 1st in the table and now they start the main draw against Sri Lanka on 25th Feb

Parthiv Patel is called as a backup for Indian Skipper MS Dhoni in Asia Cup. According to BCCI, while training Dhoni suffered a muscle strain in his back. Parthiv Patel played the last match against Australia in triangular ODI series in Feb 2012. Also, he had only played 2 T20 till date in 2011.

BCCI has announced the ASIA CUP 2016 India Squad with World T20 Squad. Mohammad Shami and Pawan Negi are included in the 15 member squad.

Along these 4 regular teams, there is 1 Associate member which will be found by playing a qualifier to be played from 19th to 22nd Feb 2016.  From Next year, Asia Cup Cricket will be played in the alternate format. ICC announced that it will be played in rotation basis of 50 over competition or in T20 format. Next Asia cup Cricket is played in 2018. First Asia cup is played in 1984 in UAE and India is the 1st Champion. Sri Lanka and India both have won 5 titles. Pakistan has won it 2 times in 2000 and 2012 both are hosted in Bangladesh. read more

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IPL 2016 Schedule, Time Table PDF Download

IPL 2016 Schedule, Time Table PDF Download: Mumbai will face Pune in the IPL 2016 opener while RCB kicks off against Sunrisers. Gujarat Lions will play their first match an away game to Kings XI Punjab on 11 April. The world’s biggest Domestic T20 competition will start on April 3 just after the completion of T20 World Cup 2016IPL 2016 season full schedule and timetable list will be released after the IPL Auction 2016 in Feb. IPL 2016 Auction will take place on 6th February. This time, two new teams Pune and Rajkotis introduced in IPL due to the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. We have listed important dates for IPL 2016 season below.

The IPL 2016 Group stage will end on with the final match between Delhi vs Bangalore on 22nd May and the match will be played at Kotla, Delhi. There is only one day gap between Knockout round starts.

The 1st knockout game or Qualifier 1 will be played on 24 May in Bangalore while the Eliminator match will be played on 27 May in Pune.

The final match of IPL 9 will take place on May 29 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

IPL has successfully completed its 8th seasons and every year IPL is becoming bigger and better. The 9th season of Indian Premier League will start on 9th April 2016 and ends on 29th May 2016. There will be 8 teams playing for 50 days to win the title. There are 60 matches will be played in which 56 regular matches, 3 Final Qualifiers, and 1 Final. BCCI is the official management committee of IPL and they will release the schedule and complete fixtures list in Feb as soon as Auction completes. We will update the Full Schedule of IPL 2016 on this page. read more

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Manchester City 2015-16 Fixtures, Transfers, Kits &Squad for Premier League

 Manchester City finished second last season with 79 points and are currently undefeated since the last 6 matches. The team would be looking to continue their winning streak going into season 2015-16 and would also be aiming to win the prestigious Premier League title that they missed in 2014-15

With just weeks left for the 24th season of the English Premier League (EPL) to begin, let’s have a brief look at Manchester City, its fixture, transfers, Kits, and squad for the season 2015/16.

Manchester City FC

Manchester City 2015-16

Manchester City FC

Full name: Manchester City Football Club

Nickname: The Citizens

Founded on: 01/01/1880

Team Colors: Light Blue-White

Home Ground: Etihad Stadium

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Official Website: www.mcfc.co.uk

Top Honours:

Cup Winners Cup – 1970

Premier League (4) – 1937, 1968, 2012, 2014

Championship – 2001-02

FA Cup (5) – 1904, 1934, 1956, 1969, 2011

League Cup (3) – 1970, 1976, 2014

FA Community Shield (4) – 1937, 1968, 1972, 2012

Manchester City 2015-16 Fixtures

Round Date Place Opponent
1 10/08/2015 A West Bromwich Albion
2 16/08/2015 H Chelsea FC
3 23/08/2015 A Everton FC
4 29/08/2015 H Watford FC
5 12/09/2015 A Crystal Palace
6 19/09/2015 H West Ham United
7 26/09/2015 A Tottenham Hotspur
8 02/10/2015 H Newcastle United
9 16/10/2015 H AFC Bournemouth
10 23/10/2015 A Manchester United
11 30/10/2015 H Norwich City
12 06/11/2015 A Aston Villa
13 20/11/2015 H Liverpool FC
14 27/11/2015 H Southampton FC
15 04/12/2015 A Stoke City
16 11/12/2015 H Swansea City
17 18/12/2015 A Arsenal FC
18 25/12/2015 H Sunderland AFC
19 27/12/2015 A Leicester City
20 01/01/2016 A Watford FC
21 12/01/2016 H Everton FC
22 15/01/2016 H Crystal Palace
23 22/01/2016 A West Ham United
24 01/02/2016 A Sunderland AFC
25 05/02/2016 H Leicester City
26 12/02/2016 H Tottenham Hotspur
27 26/02/2016 A Newcastle United
28 29/02/2016 A Liverpool FC
29 04/03/2016 H Aston Villa
30 11/03/2016 A Norwich City
31 18/03/2016 H Manchester United
32 01/04/2016 A AFC Bournemouth
33 08/04/2016 H West Bromwich Albion
34 15/04/2016 A Chelsea FC
35 22/04/2016 H Stoke City
36 29/04/2016 A Southampton FC
37 06/05/2016 H Arsenal FC
38 14/05/2016 A Swansea City

Manchester City 2015-16 Transfers

IN

Enes Unal – Bursaspor, £2m

OUT

Scott Sinclair – Aston Villa, Undisclosed

James Milner* – Liverpool, Free

Dedryck Boyata – Celtic, Undisclosed

Angelino – New York City FC, Loan

Manchester City 2015-16 Current Squad

Name Position Jersey No.
Willy Caballero Goalkeeper 13
Angus Gunn Goalkeeper
Joe Hart Goalkeeper 1
Richard Wright Goalkeeper 29
Gaël Clichy Defender 22
Martín Demichelis Defender 26
Aleksandar Kolarov Defender 11
Vincent Kompany Defender 4
Eliaquim Mangala Defender 20
Bacary Sagna Defender 3
Pablo Zabaleta Defender 5
Sinan Bytyqi Midfielder
David Silva Midfielder 21
Fernandinho Midfielder 25
Fernando Midfielder 6
Jesús Navas Midfielder 15
Marcos Lopes Midfielder
Samir Nasri Midfielder 8
Yaya Touré Midfielder 42
Bruno Zuculini Midfielder
Kun Agüero Forward 16
Wilfried Bony Forward 14
Edin Džeko Forward 10
Stevan Jovetić Forward 35
Enes Ünal Forward

*Transfers/Squad updated till 06/07/2015

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WWE Wrestlers Salaries & Contracts 2016

John Cena is the most popular and also the highest paid WWE wrestler. Some other famous wrestlers with high salaries are The Undertaker, The Rock, Triple H, The Great Khali. Most of the wrestlers related with this organization are bound by long-term contracts. They are judged based on their experience and capabilities. The contracts of wrestlers in the WWE might range from 1 year to 10 years. There are numerous income factors such as annual salary, traveling allowances, and bonuses that are offered to these wrestlers. The company pays each of its members differently which ranges from the management to the wrestlers.

What is Income of WWE Executives:

Vince McMahon ( CEO ) Salary In 2014 – $1,184,500
George Barrios (Financial and Strategic Officer)  – $800,000
Kevin Dunn (Producer)  – $800,000
Michael Luisi (WWE Studios President ) – $700,000
Paul “Triple H” Levesque (vice president live events, talent) – $550,000 + $1,000,000 in yearly contract. There is the additional fee for his match appearances.

WWE Wrestlers Contracts & Basic Salary:

A professional wrestler who signs up a contract with the WWE is offered a basic salary which is further added with bonuses. There is also merchandise share which is considered. There are PPV events which are considered as a good medium to earn extra income. Wrestlers such as John Cena get extra revenue through these matches. This amount is never revealed. John Cena is indeed the highest paid wrestler in the WWE at present. The Rock also makes huge income for his PPV appearances in a single year. read more

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Man City vs Real Madrid Live Stream Free [La Liga]

Real Madrid will face Man City in 1st Leg of Uefa Champions League on 26 April 2016 at Etihad Stadium. The city has to face 10 times Uefa winners to reach the Final and claim the trophy. Watch Man City vs Real Madrid Live Stream Free Champions League 26 April 2016 Live on Ten Sports India, beIN Sports USA, Sky Sports 3 UK, & Movistar TV Fútbol in Spain.

After 2-0 loss to Germany side VFL Wolfsburg, they will now play against Eibar on 9 April at Santiago Bernabeu. They are at no. 3 in La Liga table just one point behind Atletico. They can easily cover them and reach to second place.

After beating Barcelona in El-Clasico on 2nd April 2016 by 1-2 Away game, they are on the fly. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 29 league goals and 42 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid in the 2015-16 season. They will play vs Eibar on 9th April at home. On 12th April, they will play once against vs Wolfsburg at Santiago Bernebau.

Next Match: Man City vs Real Madrid Uefa Champions League
Date: 26-04-2016 Tuesday
Kick-off Time: 12:15 am IST +1, 7:45 PM BST UK Time
Match Prediction: Man City 1-1 Real Madrid

They have played with AS Roma in Champions League on 17 Feb midweek and then they will against Malaga on 21 Feb in La Liga and thereafter with Atletico Madrid in Madrid derby on 27 Feb at home. Real Madrid now needs to win the game continuously otherwise they will be left behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in La Liga 2015-16 title race. They won the last game by 10-2 huge win over Rayo Vallecano.  They are currently at No. 1 La Liga Standings with one point plus from Barca and Atl Madrid. read more

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Watch Uefa Euro 2016 Live Streaming Online Free

Watch Uefa Euro 2016 Live Streaming Online Free: UEFA Euro is the biggest International Football event after the FIFA World. It is being played from 10 June to 10 July 2016. There are 51 matches to be played at 10 venues. This is the first time when 24 teams are participating in this tournament. Whoever wins this competition will get a chance to play in FIFA Confederation Cup 2017 in Russia.

As per the UEFA rules, 53 teams are participating in the Uefa Euro 2016 Qualifiers with 23 will qualify for the main round. UEFA has increased numbers of the teams which will qualify for Euro 2016 France to 24, previously 16 were the part UEFA Euro Cup. Gibraltar is taking part in the Euro’s qualifiers for the first time.

Watch Uefa Euro 2016 Live Streaming Online Free

Spain is the defending Champion of the UEFA Euro Cup, as they won the competition in 2012. Spain also won the UEFA Euro Cup in 2008. Italy were the runners of the UEFA Euro 2012 after suffering the humiliating defeat in the hands of Spain, with Spain made it the totally one-sided affair by beating Italy 4-0.

This is the website for Euro Cup 2016 stream. You don’t need to search any other website for Euro 2016 Live stream. We have shared all the details of Schedule, Groups, and venues of the whole tournament. Bookmark this website and stay tuned to watch euro cup live stream for free on this link.

Euro 2016 Live Streaming

We will cover the all 51 matches of the 15th edition of Uefa European Championship on our site with Live Scores updates. We will also show the live streaming of all matches on this website and provide you some free links to watch the games online for free. 2016 Euro Cup online links from Fox Sports English in the USA, Sky Sports from the UK and Sony SIX, Sony ESPN from India will be shared. read more

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Asia Cup 2016 Cricket Schedule, t20 Format, Venues Announced

Cricket Asia Cup 2016 Schedule, Time Table, Fixtures PDF: 2016 Asia Cup Cricket will be hosted in Bangladesh in t20 format. The full Match List is shared below. This is the first time when Asia Cup is played in t20 format. The tournament will be played from 24 Feb 2016 to 6 March 2016. This is the 13th Asia Cup Cricket and 5th time it will be hosted by Bangladesh. Teams who are playing in this T20 Competition are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Host.

Update: UAE won all the 3 matches played in qualifier round. They joined the regular 4 teams by beating Oman by 71 runs in final Qualifier. They finished 1st in the table and now they start the main draw against Sri Lanka on 25th Feb

Parthiv Patel is called as a backup for Indian Skipper MS Dhoni in Asia Cup. According to BCCI, while training Dhoni suffered a muscle strain in his back. Parthiv Patel played the last match against Australia in triangular ODI series in Feb 2012. Also, he had only played 2 T20 till date in 2011. 

BCCI has announced the ASIA CUP 2016 India Squad with World T20 Squad. Mohammad Shami and Pawan Negi are included in the 15 member squad.

Along these 4 regular teams, there is 1 Associate member which will be found by playing a qualifier to be played from 19th to 22nd Feb 2016.  From Next year, Asia Cup Cricket will be played in the alternate format. ICC announced that it will be played in rotation basis of 50 over competition or in T20 format. Next Asia cup Cricket is played in 2018. First Asia cup is played in 1984 in UAE and India is the 1st Champion. Sri Lanka and India both have won 5 titles. Pakistan has won it 2 times in 2000 and 2012 both are hosted in Bangladesh.

Asia Cup 2016 Cricket Schedule, t20 Format, Venues

Asia Cup 2016 Schedule:

Dates: 24 Feb 2016 to 6th March 2016
Host- Bangladesh
Teams: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, UAE

No. Date Match Time
1 24 Feb 2016 India vs Bangladesh  19:00 IST
2 25 Feb Sri Lanka vs UAE 19:00 IST
3 26 Feb Bangladesh vs UAE 19:00 IST
4 27 Feb India vs Pakistan  19:00 IST
5 28 Feb Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka  19:00 IST
6 29 Feb Pakistan vs UAE 19:00 IST
7 1 March India vs Sri Lanka 19:00 IST
8 2 March Pakistan vs Bangaldesh 19:00 IST
9 3 March India vs UAE 19:00 IST
10 4 March Pakistan vs Sri Lanka  19:00 IST
11 5 March Asia Cup Final 19:00 IST

Asia Cup T20 Qualifier scheduled to be played February:

The 4 teams will take part in Qualifier round for Asia cup 2016 which will be held in Bangladesh. Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Oman and UAE will battle for the 5th team to play in regular Asia cup t20 2016 from 24th Feb to 6 March. The Qualifiers will include a single round-robin format in which all teams play matches against each other and team who tops the out of 4 teams will join full member teams. If two teams have same points, then the net run rate is calculated. read more

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