Cleveland Browns Favored to Win AFC North

The NFL offseason is just over a month old and the Cleveland Browns have quickly become a very talented team and odds makers have taken notice. The Browns’ odds to win the Super Bowl next February have shortened to 14 to 1 from 25 to 1 after trading with the New York Giants to obtain wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Cleveland has also become the most bet on team in the NFL to win the Super Bowl both in number of tickets and … [Read entire story]

Gonzaga Stunned by Saint Mary’s in WCC Title Game

The Saint Mary’s Gaels have been hearing how they were on the NCAA tournament bubble in the eyes of the tournament’s selection committee. The talk, about whether the Gaels were in or not, came to an end on Tuesday night, after Saint Mary’s defeated the nation’s No. 1 team Gonzaga, to win the West Coast Conference tournament championship and receive an automatic bid to the Big Dance. The win by Saint Mary’s ended Gonzaga’s reign as WCC champions at six years. The Gaels won 60-47 holding the Bulldogs to their lowest point total of… [Read entire story]

Ibaka and Chriss Ejected Following Punches Being Thrown

Center Serge Ibaka from the Toronto Raptors and forward Marquese Chriss from the Cleveland Cavaliers were both ejected from their game on Monday following a physical altercation between the two. Ibaka fell to the floor after he and Chriss battled for position under the basket at Cleveland’s end of the court as the Raptors had thrown a pass the length of the court that went out of bounds. Ibaka pushed Chriss from behind and at the same time grabbed the Cavaliers player near the neck prior to throwing a punch. In response, Chriss punched at Ibaka before… [Read entire story]

Source: Antonio Brown Headed to Oakland Raiders

Antonio Brown will be wearing silver and black very soon. The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to trade the disgruntled wide receiver on Saturday to the Oakland Raiders said NFL sources. In exchange the Steelers will receive a third and fifth round draft pick. Brown is expected to sign a new deal of three years for $54.125 million with the Raiders of which $30.125 million is guaranteed said the source. Previous to the trade, Brown’s contract remaining with Pittsburgh was three-years with $… [Read entire story]

Denver Broncos Offer Alternative to Onside Kick

Nine rule changes have been proposed by NFL teams for 2019 including one by the Denver Broncos that would end onside kicks. The proposal by the Broncos, which was released by the NFL on Friday night, would give each team one opportunity to remain on the offense after scoring in the fourth quarter. Rather than kicking off the team that just scored would receive the ball at its 35-yard line and play would begin as fourth-and-15. If 15 yards… [Read entire story]

Cornerback Kevin Johnson Released by Houston Texans

The Houston Texans released cornerback Kevin Johnson on Tuesday. Johnson was drafted by the Texans in 2015 with the No. 16 overall pick. Johnson, who is 26, was to be paid a $9.07 million base salary for 2019 on the fifth-year option of his contract signed as a rookie. Houston will save the complete amount on the salary cap by releasing Johnson. Last season, Johnson was put on injured reserve after he suffered a concussion during Week 1’s loss against the New England Patriots. … [Read entire story]

Nevada Upset by Utah State, Tempers Flare

Police had to restrain Nevada Wolf Pack coach Eric Musselman following a tirade filled with expletives and Jordan Caroline, the Wolf Pack’s high scoring forward punched the glass part of a case holding a fire extinguisher outside the team’s locker room following Saturday’s upset loss to Utah State that was played in Logan, Utah. The Aggies upset No. 12 ranked Nevada 81-76 to move into first place by a half-game in the Mountain West Conference. Following the final buzzer, Utah State fans charged onto the court… [Read entire story]

Pau Gasol Will Join Bucks Following Buyout by Spurs

NBA sources have said that the San Antonio Spurs bought out the contract of veteran Pau Gasol which will allow the center to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks. Players must be waived by Friday at 11:59 PM ET in order to remain available to play in the playoffs. The buyout was announced late Friday night by the Spurs. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich called Gasol an exceptional person and an ultimate professional and said the team is very grateful for the contributions he made on the court, inside the locker room and … [Read entire story]

Jason Witten Returning to Dallas Cowboys

On Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys announced that Jason Witten would return to the team. Witten will leave the Monday Night Football booth and returning to the playing field just one season after retiring from the game. Sources said the tight end would sign a one-year contract for $3.5 million that could reach $5 million with incentives and roster bonuses. … [Read entire story]

New York Jets Willing to Let No. 3 Pick Go

Last year the New York Jets made a blockbuster trade to move up in the NFL Draft and this year the Jets are open to move in the opposite direction if a deal arrives they like. General Manager Mike Maccagnan told reporters at the NFL scouting combine on Wednesday that the Jets had put their No. 3 pick overall up for sale. The New York Jets GM said at this point the team felt good about having the No. 3 pick but if an opportunity presented itself… [Read entire story]

DeMarcus Cousins Whistled for Technical After Tossing Shoe

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins had the best game of this season on Monday. He helped the Warriors to a 121-110 victory against the Charlotte Hornets. However, a technical foul that he was handed during the fourth quarter left him upset. DeMarcus Cousins was penalized after he tossed a shoe off the court. The incident occured with just less than five minutes remaining in the game. One of the shoes of Hornets player Jeremy… [Read entire story]

Eight Players at Ole Miss Kneel During National Anthem

Eight Ole Miss players on the men’s basketball team took a knee during Saturday’s playing of the national anthem prior to their home game versus Georgia in response to a nearby Confederacy rally. Just prior to the start of the game, both teams lined up for the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner. At that time, six players for the Rebels knelt and two others knelt down during the final line of the … [Read entire story]

Bryce Harper and Phillies Owner Middleton Meet in Vegas

The managing general partner for the Philadelphia Phillies John Middleton flew on Friday to Las Vegas to meet with Bryce Harper the still-unsigned free agent outfielder, said source in Major League Baseball. It is not expected that the Phillies and Harper will reach a deal on Friday said the sources, but rather it gives both sides the opportunity to see if a mutual interest exists for a long term deal that … [Read entire story]

Duke’s Zion Williamson Sprains Knee in Loss to North Carolina

Duke’s sensational freshman Zion Williamson was injured just 36 seconds into the Blue Devils game on Wednesday. He did not return to the match against ACC rival North Carolina. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski called the injury a mild knee sprain. Zion Williamson grabbed for his right knee after slipping and falling awkwardly when his basketball shoe came apart. Want $250 to bet on March Madness futures? Sign up here! The rubber sole of Williamson’s sneaker ripped loose from the toes to the heel on the … [Read entire story]

Duke Remains Favorite, Gonzaga Attracting Attention

In less than one month, college basketball teams around the country will start their conference tournaments and odds makers are adjusting their odds as the list of legitimate contenders of the 2019 national championship in men’s basketball becomes smaller. At the top there has been no change as Duke now at +170 has led the way since the start of the season, but Tennessee is closing in at +750. However, The Volunteers defeated by Kentucky 86-69 on Saturday and that could cause odds makers to … [Read entire story]

Golden State Warriors Favored to Win NBA Title at All-Star Break

The NBA regular season is almost three-quarters over and teams are enjoying the All-Star Game break as players rest and recover from injuries and coaches prepare for the final push to make the playoffs. Odds makers have adjusted their odds during the break and have kept the Golden State Warriors atop the futures boards to win the 2018-19 NBA title. The Warriors… [Read entire story]

Steve Kerr Ejected After Flagrant Foul Called on Draymond Green

On Wednesday, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr did’t see his team lose 129-107 to the Portland Trail Blazers. He was ejected by official Kenny Mauer for arguing over a flagrant foul called on Golden State’s Draymond Green late in the final quarter. The play took place with just 3:54 left in the fourth and Golden State behind 110-103. Green was called for a foul on Zach Collins as the big man for the Blazers was going up toward … [Read entire story]

Kyler Murray: Fully Committed to Becoming NFL Quarterback

Kyler Murray tweeted he is committing his time and life to becoming a quarterback in the NFL, which answered the question many have had over whether he would play football or baseball. The winner of the 2018 Heisman Trophy posted on this Twitter account just days before he was due to report to the Oakland Athletics spring training. Murray did not say anything about the A’s or baseball in the statement.Although a source says that of the $1.5 million bonus money received for signing with the A’s last year, Murray would return $1.29 million… [Read entire story]

Duke Tops College Basketball National Championship Futures Boards

In just over a month, the NCAA Tournament begins with what is affectionately known as March Madness. Odds makers have made the Duke Blue Devils the clear frontrunner to win the national championship thanks to Duke’s trio of freshmen stars that will one day very soon be stars in the NBA. Duke … [Read entire story]

Tiger Woods Favored to Win Masters

The first of golf’s four majors is just around the corner. The Masters is undoubtedly professional golf’s most prestigious event and this year’s tournament appears to be a wide open race as no one golfer has separated from the pack the first few weeks of 2019. Odds makers have made Tiger Woods the new… [Read entire story]

NCAA Grants Ohio State Quarterback Justin Fields Waiver to Play

The NCAA granted quarterback Justin Fields a waiver to play making the Ohio State signal caller eligible to play in 2019 the university said on Friday. The waiver forgoes the usual waiting period of one year for transferring student athletes. Justin Fields is expected to be the favorite to win the starting quarterback job with the Buckeyes when spring practice begins in March. In January, Justin Fields joined the Buckeyes after… [Read entire story]

Lagerald Vick Taking Leave of Absence from Kansas

Kansas’ quest to win its 15th straight Big 12 basketball title took a big hit on Thursday night. The school announced that Lagerald Vick, a senior guard, would be taking a leave of absence, effective immediately. Coach Bill Self said on Thursday that Lagerald Vick has personal issues and will leave the… [Read entire story]

Sportsbooks Make Small Profit on Lackluster Super Bowl LIII

Super cannot be used to describe Sunday’s Super Bowl LIII. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever after the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. The Bill Belichick and Tom Brady duo won their sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy in nine attempts. Sadly, that is about the only thing that can be called super related to the game. Most sportsbooks posted what are considered small wins for the industry. They were helped by … [Read entire story]

Patrick Mahomes Wins MVP and Offensive Player of Year Awards

Right from the start of the regular season, when Patrick Mahomes threw for 10 touchdowns in just the first two games of the regular season through to when he ended the regular season with 50 touchdown passes to become the second NFL player in history to throw that many and to pass for over 5,000 yards, the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs appeared to be the front runner to win the two awards. On Saturday, that is just what happened when Mahomes was named the league’s 2018 NFL Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press. His 41 votes… [Read entire story]

Kyrie Irving Calls Reception at Madison Square Garden Just a Distraction

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will become a free agent after the completion of the current NBA season. On Friday, he received a warm welcome from New York Knicks fans at Madison Square Garden during player introductions. Cheers could be heard as well for Irving during the game when he touched the ball in the first quarter. Chants of “We want Kyrie” also filled the Garden during the second half of the game. Boston defeated New York 113-99 and when Irving was asked… [Read entire story]

Sources: Bryce Harper Visits With Padres

Sources close to the situation said that Bryce Harper met with San Diego Padres officials in Las Vegas on Thursday. The developments add another team to the list trying to obtain the services of the star free agent. The move for Harper fits together with several other possible moves the Padres are said to have in the works. This includes the pursuit of Manny Machado, the other “high-profile” MLB free agent. As well as that, they could make … [Read entire story]

Take the UNDER in Super Bowl LIII

Sports bettors focus on the moneyline and point spread in NFL games. As a result, the over/under point total is very popular. With just Super Bowl LIII remaining to be played, the UNDER looks solid. That might surprise many since the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams each have … [Read entire story]

Why Rams Will be Super Bowl LIII Champions

Many football pundits believe the outcome of Super Bowl LIII is a foregone conclusion with the New England Patriots name practically engraved on the Vince Lombardi Trophy next to Super Bowl LIII. However, there are valid reasons to believe that the Los Angeles Rams will win on Sunday and become Super Bowl LIII champions. While… [Read entire story]

United States Defeats Panama in Gregg Berhalter Debut as Manager

The Gregg Berhalter era as manager of the U.S. men’s national soccer team started with a 3-0 victory over Panama on Sunday in a friendly played in Glendale, Arizona at State Farm Stadium. Berhalter is the former manager of the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer and was named to the position of U.S. manager December 4 replacing David Sarachan who took the interim manager position in November of 2017 after Jurgen Klinsmann and his replacement Bruce Arena failed to qualify the United States for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Djordje Mihailovic and… [Read entire story]

Lions Linebacker Trevor Bates Arrested in NYC

On Saturday, New York police said linebacker Trevor Bates with the Detroit Lions punched an officer in the face after he had been arrested. Bates, who is 25, was booked at the Queens 115th Precinct station for the alleged non-payment of a $32 cab fare for a trip to the Hampton Inn in Queens from Manhattan said the District Attorney of Queens Richard Brown. While at the station, Bates was told if he did not have any outstanding warrants, he would be given just a desk appearance ticket and could leave, said Brown. The DA said… [Read entire story]

Rams Nickell Robey-Coleman Fined by NFL for Helmet-to-Helmet Hit

The NFL handed down a $26,739 fine to Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. He was punished for his helmet-to-helmet hit during the NFL Championship Game. The hit was on Tommylee Lewis, a wide receiver with the New Orleans Saints, said an NFL source. Nickell Robey-Coleman was not flagged on the play. Sources in the NFL have also said that New Orleans head coach Sean Payton had… [Read entire story]

Chiefs Waste Little Time in Firing Defensive Coordinator

The Kansas City Chiefs have fired their defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. The Chiefs announced the firing on Tuesday. It came just two days after their defense couldn’t stop the New England Patriots during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. The first name to pop up on the coaching radar for the vacant position was Rex Ryan. Currently, he is a television … [Read entire story]

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