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Analysts, Handicappers Expect Murray to Go First in Thursday’s NFL Draft

The NFL Draft starts on Thursday, and right now it still appears that Kyler Murray will hear his name called when Commissioner Roger Goodell announces the first pick. A check of NFL analyst mock drafts, as well as sportsbook prop bets, show they have consensus about the Arizona Cardinals drafting the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from…Read More

Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford Favored Over Amir Khan Saturday at MSG

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World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Terence Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) is heavily favored to retain his crown against challenger Amir Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) when the two meet at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. The highly anticipated bout pits one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world against one of the biggest names…Read More

Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association Launches With 26 Member Gaming Companies

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The Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association (SWIMA) launched this week with 26 gaming industry companies lending their support to the organization that will try and protect consumers and sportsbook operators from fraud caused by unfair manipulation of athletic games and competitions. SWIMA was announced in November with 11 founding members: MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Hard…Read More

NFL Odds Released for Week One, Cleveland Browns Favored Over Tennessee Titans

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NFL odds for week one of the regular season have hit sportsbooks, and the Cleveland Browns are favored in their first game against the Tennessee Titans, as the “Mistake by the Lake” franchise revamps. The Browns went 1-15 in 2016, and managed to follow it up by going winless in 2017. It was only the…Read More

Champions League Favorite Man City Crashes Out in Crazy Quarter Final vs Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur progressed to the semifinals of the Champions league at the expense of former favorite Manchester City on Wednesday night in a breathtaking seven-goal thriller in which VAR (video-assistant referee) played a starring role. It’s hard to recall a game of soccer so heart-stoppingly dramatic and with so much at stake. Trailing 1-0 after…Read More

Pete Rose MLB Hall of Fame Support Dwindling Despite Expansion of Legal Sports Betting

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Pete Rose remains barred from National Baseball Hall of Fame consideration, and support for his reinstatement is dwindling, a new poll concludes. The latest from the Seton Hall Sports Poll finds that 52 percent of Americans surveyed say Major League Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred should lift his ineligibility ban to allow baseball’s all-time hit…Read More

Likely Kentucky Derby Favorite Omaha Beach Arrives at Churchill Downs as Smith Opts to Ride Arkansas Derby Winner

Omaha Beach arrived in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday afternoon, and a short time later, his rider for the Kentucky Derby was confirmed. According to the Daily Racing Form, jockey Mike Smith told trainer Richard Mandella that he would take the mount on the Rebel Stakes (Division II) and Arkansas Derby winner. Smith faced a tempting…Read More

Tiger Woods Masters Victory Major Loss for Sportsbooks, Bettor Wins $1.19M

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Tiger Woods won his fifth green jacket on Sunday, and the 15-time major winner’s storied comeback delivered oddsmakers a devastating result. The most notable bet was an $85,000 wager made through William Hill at 14/1 odds. With Woods’ victory Sunday, the ticket slip became worth $1,190,000. The sports betting operator said the wager was placed…Read More

Golden State Heavy First Round Favorites over Clippers as NBA Playoffs Start Saturday

There is never really such a thing as a sure bet, but oddsmakers think the Golden State Warriors advancing out of the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs is close to it. The Warriors, the two-time defending world champions and this year’s top seed in the Western Conference, aren’t just heavy favorites to…Read More

Road to Kentucky Derby to Make Final Stops at Oaklawn, Keeneland on Saturday

The road to the Kentucky Derby comes to an end on Saturday as the final two preps for the most coveted prize in horse racing take place at Oaklawn and Keeneland. The Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs features an 11-horse field loaded with talent. The race, which awards 100 Kentucky…Read More

Two Interim Championship Fights Headline UFC 236 Saturday in Atlanta

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Four contenders will have the chance to get their hands on interim title belts on Saturday during UFC 236 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Max Holloway will face Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight championship in the main event, while Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya will battle for the interim middleweight crown…Read More

Masters Odds: Tiger Woods Favorite in Bunched Leaderboard Heading Into Weekend Play

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The Masters heads into the weekend with a jam-packed leaderboard, as five players are tied for the lead at -7 par. Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, 2013 Masters champ Adam Scott, and Louis Oosthuizen sit atop the leaderboard. But there are two familiar names one shot back: Dustin Johnson, and 14-time major winner Tiger…Read More

Masters Betting: Tiger Woods Attracts Most Money, Rickie Fowler Prints Most Tickets

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More money is on Tiger Woods for the 2019 Masters – which tees off the first round in a matter of hours – than any other golfer in the 87-player field. Westgate SuperBook oddsmaker Jeff Sherman says Woods has garnered the most money. Rickie Fowler is next, followed by Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, and Brooks…Read More

Los Angeles Lakers President Magic Johnson Resigns Following Disappointing Season, LeBron Shocked

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The Los Angeles Lakers scored last off-season’s biggest prize: LeBron James. But fast-forward nine months, and the purple and gold shockingly won’t be one of the 16 teams going to the NBA Playoffs. Lakers President Magic Johnson – who won five NBA titles in Los Angeles as a player – is resigning as a result…Read More

California Board Pushes Back Discussion of Santa Anita Racing Dates Amid 23 Horse Death Scandal

The California Horse Racing Board announced late Monday it had canceled a special called meeting for this week to discuss the possibility of moving race dates away from Santa Anita Park. Instead, the board opted to move the discussion to its regularly scheduled meeting in later in the month. That will take place at the…Read More