Even when he was not on top, Tiger Woods was the hottest topic in golf. Of course, when his secret sex life was exposed, the X-rated details dominated the discussion.
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What was considered a crapshoot a few weeks ago is now a game in Rick Pitino’s control. He has been rolling such a hot pair of dice, the odds are in his favor.
It took a magic trick by sophomore point guard Trey Burke to get Michigan to the Final Four. To win two more games, he might need to mimic a great escape artist.
Sometime during the second half, Mike Krzyzewski looked for help and found none. He might have reminisced that it was a lot easier coaching a crew of NBA All-Stars in the Olympics.
In the blink of an eye, it seems, Mike Trout has become the best player in baseball. He’s a freak and a phenom who plays as if he’s on a double shot of 5-hour Energy.
In what likely was junior guard Jamaal Franklin’s final game at San Diego State, he became a forgotten footnote to the biggest story of the NCAA Tournament. Nothing beats a good underdog story, and this is a great one.
Dunks are more exciting than free throws, and that’s stating the obvious, but Doug McDermott is the type of player who excites bettors even though he’s not a big-time dunker.
It was not predetermined, and this is unlikely to be a popular pick. Even since the return of senior forward Ryan Kelly from a foot injury, Duke has been far from dominant. So how did it come to this?
It’s tough to predict how far Oklahoma State will go in the NCAA Tournament, but few teams are loaded with better young talent, starting with freshman point guard Marcus Smart. He’s a good bet to go early in this summer’s NBA Draft.
It was not important how many points Shabazz Muhammad scored, at least to those in the sports book, which felt like an overcrowded elevator Thursday. The point spread was the priority, and, after push came to shove, we’ll call it a push.
On the day Gonzaga was ranked No. 1 for the first time, it was reported that coach Mark Few had gone fishing. Maybe that was true.
Writing off a talented team with a good coach is a foolish thing to do in February, and the same is true in the first week of March. So this is not the time to pen an obituary for Arizona, because Sean Miller can coach and he’s working with talent.
No longer is LeBron James a comical figure or a punch line. The King owns one ring, is getting fitted for a second, and at last count has 7.4 million Twitter followers, which in today’s society means he’s a big deal.
A quick look at the updated NBA Draft board, topped by Kansas guard Ben McLemore, explains in part why this college basketball season has become a circus of unpredictability.
Each of the four dunks freshman forward Anthony Bennett threw down made a powerful statement, followed by an exclamation point.
It is Dave Rice’s personality to remain calm and cool in most situations. This, however, is a different situation.
After all these years, it’s still easy to put Tom Brady at the top when ranking NFL quarterbacks. Some impressive young guns are on the rise, and Brady’s trigger finger might be a hair slower and his legs a little heavier, but time has not passed him by.
FRESNO, Calif. - This time, Anthony Bennett never had a chance to take a go-ahead shot with the game on the line, and coach Dave Rice was not in a position to be second-guessed for calling a questionable play. UNLV, arguably the Mountain West's most...
A majority of sports books in Southern Nevada have reported a small win, and all reported a big handle for Super Bowl XLVII. The Nevada record handle for a Super Bowl might fall when figures are announced by Tuesday. The record stands at $94.9 million in 2006.
Where it is calm this morning, it will be crazy by Sunday afternoon. A storm is due to hit Las Vegas sports books, and forecasting which way it blows is another part of handicapping a Super Bowl. Will the betting public side with the underdog...
It was far from the greatest Super Bowl ever played, but it's one of the most memorable from a betting perspective. The San Francisco 49ers, led by quarterback Steve Young, rolled in as dominant favorites. In fact, no team in the game's 47-year...
If the Los Angeles Lakers' season is a scripted reality show, the writers in Hollywood deserve some sort of award. It's hard not to follow every episode, featuring Kobe Bryant and his dysfunctional supporting cast of characters.
Not even the guys who brainstorm the proposition bets count them all. The total seems to grow each year, and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is driving up the total this year. Kaepernick, the NFL's new sensation, is becoming as...
This smelled like another hoax. These days, not all sports stories are to be believed, and this one painted Joe Flacco as a Super Bowl quarterback.
It's part of Bill Belichick's routine. Put on a hooded sweatshirt, mumble during news conferences, appear bored and humorless, and coach the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl. It's routine greatness.