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Reporter: Pauly McGuire

Pauly McGuire is a novelist, sports writer, and sports bettor who specializes in the NBA and NFL.

He joined in 2022 after 20 years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines in High Roller Magazine, Vegas Seven, MSN, and the UK Racing Post. He covered major spectacle events such as March Madness, the Iditarod, the Tour de France, the Oscars, and the World Series of Poker.

For nearly a decade, Pauly covered the international poker circuit in Europe, Latin America, and Australia. His critically acclaimed 2010 book "Lost Vegas" chronicled working at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas while writing for Tao of Poker, Bluff Magazine, Fox Sports, and Poker Player Newspaper during the wildest days of the poker boom.

Pauly grew up in New York City, which is why he's a jaded fan of the New York Jets and Knicks. After residing in Las Vegas and Los Angeles for the last two decades, Pauly recently relocated to Denver, Colorado.

He's currently working on his fourth novel titled "The Kicker." His most recent novels -- "Guard This" (2021) and "Fried Peaches" (2018) -- are currently available on Amazon.

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550 stories by Pauly McGuire

Atlanta Falcons QBs Desmond Ridder Taylor Heinicke

Atlanta Falcons Bench Quarterback Desmond Ridder Again

For a second time this season, Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith benched struggling quarterback Desmond Ridder in favor of backup Taylor Heinicke. The Falcons have a losing record at 6-8, but they're still a long shot to win the NFC South....

Pauly McGuire December 20, 2023
CJ Stroud Texans

Houston Texans Rookie QB C.J. Stroud Remains in Concussion Protocol

The Houston Texans are on the playoff bubble, and quarterback C.J. Stroud might not suit up this week because he remains in concussion protocol after sustaining a head injury in Week 14. Stroud exited with a concussion during a loss against the...

Pauly McGuire December 20, 2023
WR Ja'Marr Chase Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals Receiver Ja’Marr Chase Could Miss Multiple Games

The Cincinnati Bengals won't have wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase in the lineup in Week 16 because of a right shoulder injury. The Bengals are trying to hold on to their AFC wild-card berth and are worried that Chase could miss the remainder...

Pauly McGuire December 19, 2023
Cavs Evan Mobley Darius Garland

Cleveland Cavs Lose Evan Mobley and Darius Garland for Multiple Weeks

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Evan Mobley and guard Darius Garland are headed to the injury list. The two starters will miss several weeks of action. The Cavs (14-12) occupy eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Cavs would be headed for...

Pauly McGuire December 18, 2023
Chargers Brandon Staley

Los Angeles Chargers Fire Head Coach Brandon Staley After Ugly Loss in Las Vegas

The Los Angeles Chargers fired head coach Brandon Staley and general manager Tommy Telesco the morning after an embarrassing 42-point loss against the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday night. The Raiders destroyed the Chargers, 63-21, on "Thursday Night Football" in Sin City....

Pauly McGuire December 15, 2023
Keenan Allen Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers Wide Receiver Keenan Allen to Miss Thursday Game

Los Angeles Chargers star wide receiver Keenan Allen is nursing a heel injury and will sit out a Thursday Night Football divisional game against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Chargers also head into Week 15 without quarterback Justin Herbert, who is out...

Pauly McGuire December 14, 2023
Detroit Pistons Monty Williams Cade Cunningham losing streak

Detroit Pistons Extend Losing Streak to 20 Games in a Row

The desperate Detroit Pistons (2-21) will attempt to end a 20-game losing streak when they host the Philadelphia 76ers (15-7) on Wednesday night. The Pistons have a home-and-away "duplex" series against the 76ers, with two games against each other in three days....

Pauly McGuire December 13, 2023
Mitchell Robinson Knicks

New York Knicks Center Mitchell Robinson to Miss 10 Weeks

Mitchell Robinson, the New York Knicks starting center and the anchor of their defense, sustained a left ankle injury in a loss against the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Robinson will undergo surgery and he's expected to miss 10 weeks of action...

Pauly McGuire December 12, 2023
Justin Herbert Chargers injury

Los Angeles Chargers Quarterback Justin Herbert Fractures Another Finger

The bad breaks continue for the Los Angeles Chargers, as quarterback Justin Herbert has sustained a finger injury for the second time this season. Herbert fractured the middle finger on his left hand in Week 4 in a victory against the Las...

Pauly McGuire December 11, 2023
Pacers Tyrese Haliburton

Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers Battle for NBA Cup in Las Vegas Finale

Two teams remain in the hunt for the NBA Cup in Las Vegas. The Los Angeles Lakers are the betting favorite when they meet the high-scoring Indiana Pacers in the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament championship on Saturday. On Tuesday, the Lakers squeaked...

Pauly McGuire December 8, 2023