The Cubs, who lead the majors with a 47-21 record and a plus-170 run differential, are so popular with the betting public that Las Vegas bookmakers are forced to root against them.
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A week ago, it was only a matter of time until Golden State was crowned as a repeat NBA champion. But LeBron James flipped the script for Cleveland.
The NBA Finals is headed for Game 7. LeBron James has pulled the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the grave and put the Golden State Warriors’ record-breaking season on the brink.
Deep roughs, fast greens and wet weather await the field of 156 players in the U.S. Open. Jason Day is the betting favorite at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.
LeBron James is facing his fifth defeat in seven NBA Finals appearances, and it’s tough to put a positive spin on that record. Golden State leads Cleveland 3-1 going into Game 5.
Exaggerator is the Belmont favorite. But Wynn race book director John Avello’s pick to win is No. 4 Suddenbreakingnews at 10-1 morning-line odds.
Stephen Curry’s disappearing act is the biggest mystery of the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors suddenly have reason to worry after being blown out in Game 3 on Wednesday at Cleveland.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, outscored by a combined 48 points while dropping the first two games of the NBA Finals, find themselves on the butt-end of a joke.
Great memories of Muhammad Ali far outnumber and overshadow the others. Still, one of the others is unforgettable, and it’s from a sad October night in 1980.
Instead of a classic NBA Finals opener, the Cleveland Cavaliers turned in a performance that was a colossal disappointment. LeBron James was upstaged by Golden State’s Shaun Livingston.
The NBA Finals should deliver soaring TV ratings and a strong wagering handle. The odds say the series probably will end painfully for the people of Cleveland.
Westgate oddsmaker Jeff Sherman is siding with LeBron James and the Cavaliers to get revenge in an NBA Finals rematch. The price on Cleveland is plus-175 to win the series.
In what amounted to a leisurely walk in the park, LeBron James and the Cavaliers coasted through the Eastern Conference with a 12-2 record. The West finals will produce a tired title contender.
It was fun to watch while it lasted. But after an historic run, Stephen Curry is jogging on hurt and tired legs, and the end appears to be near for the Golden State Warriors.
At the conclusion of spring practice, Johnny Stanton had done nothing to indicate that UNLV is about to unleash the next “Johnny Football.” By the fall, maybe that will change.
Clemson and star quarterback Deshaun Watson are not sneaking up on anyone. The Golden Nugget posted regular-season win totals on 24 teams, and the Tigers top the list.
The business side of horse racing is broken, and there’s no simple solution. The racing wagering handle in Nevada topped $700 million in 1998 before a steady regression hit, and the handle dropped to $310 million last year.
Stephen Curry has injury concerns. But the Warriors should be more worried about Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and an Oklahoma City team playing with house money and no fear heading into the Western Conference finals.
In the opinion of oddsmakers, Canelo Alvarez should fear a fight with Gennady Golovkin. Station Casinos opened Golovkin as a minus-400 favorite in boxing’s next potential megafight.
This was supposed to be the end of the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook era in Oklahoma City. Instead, the old Spurs finally hit the wall.
Golden Nugget sports book director Tony Miller is already putting the Cubs in the World Series, in a proposition sort of way.
In the late 1970s, as Jimmy Vaccaro tells the story, there were times when ticket writers in Strip sports books would fall asleep behind the counter because there was so little action. And that was Super Bowl week.
Believe it or not, there was a time not long ago when boxing was buzzing in the mainstream media. A long-awaited showdown was billed as a megafight, it was bet like a Super Bowl at Las Vegas sports books, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was the favorite and the villain.
Showered with boos on a rain-soaked weekend in Chicago, Roger Goodell told the draft crowd to “bring it on” in a rare show of his sense of humor. The NFL commissioner knows he’s unpopular, and he’s embracing the hate.
In the NFL, almost everything is subject to further review, so it’s premature to declare the Denver Broncos as draft winners because they traded up to get quarterback Paxton Lynch late in the first round.