sporting life

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Noun1.sporting life - active interest in gambling on sports events
gambling, gaming, play - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"
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He's Barchi, of the Sporting Life Gang, and the fellow that came with him is Skilling.
I had heard of the Sporting Life Gang before, a crowd of hoodlums and criminals that terrorized the lower quarters of Oakland, and two-thirds of which were usually to be found in state's prison for crimes that ranged from perjury and ballot-box stuffing to murder.
I didn't tell you what happened Tuesday night at the Sporting Life Club.
For all that he has yet to add Premier League goals to his impressive CV, Gayle is being backed as a decent each-way bet to win the Golden Boot by punters' bible the Sporting Life.
Greg Eurell 57 trainer of Apache Cat & Pinker Pinker; Lady Aitken 91 owner of Pundit & Sempervivum; Katie (Rimell) Johnston 54 owner-rider of Three Counties; Phil McEntee (pictured) 48 trainer of Indian Steppes & Living The Life; Orlando Bocachica 36 rider of Lochte & Valid; Ken Kinakin 56 owner of Dancing In Silks; Lord Sudeley 78 jointowner of Border Incident; Nick Cook 61 owner of Jungle Knife; Jo Cody-Boutcher 32 secretary to Philip Hobbs; Ben Newton 60 former deputy editor of The Sporting Life & Racing Post; Howard Jones 85 member of the Injured Jockeys Fund supporters club; Alan Tappin 62 owner with Alan King
Sporting Life, for example, included a section, "The World of Shooting," and a column, "Those Shooters We Know," which reported in each issue on the results of matches including those in which Bender competed.
But for football followers, this is sure to be an informative insight into his sporting life, from signing for Chelsea for a then-record PS24 million, to winning the Champions League, and all while he attempts to bring peace to his war-torn home country, Ivory Coast.
Proposals were made to increase the hiring cost, prompting Coun Peter Hughes Griffiths to claim: "the whole sporting life of Carmarthenshire people will be killed off.
7 (The Buzz) in Little Rock has formed a content-sharing alliance with Sporting Life Arkansas, a website and print publication that covers sports across the state.
One big fan of Angus' Sporting Life column, he was to learn, was the Queen.
com/london-2012/news/article/2/7932425/selsouli-fails-drug-test) Sporting Life , Selsouli served a two-year suspension from 2009-11 for blood-doping and could face a lifetime ban from the International Association of Athletics Federations if found guilty of the second offense.
Our Sporting Life, which opens at Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle next Saturday, will be officially launched by horsewoman Karen Dixon - who rode for Britain at four Olympic Games, winning a team silver in Seoul in 1988.