As it prepares to inaugurate a team in Las Vegas, the NHL has hired a monitor to watch for suspicious gambling activity, which can be an early warning of cheating in the sport.
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With a 12-year run of NASCAR Sprint Cup victories — from 2003, when Kevin Harvick won from the pole, to 2014, when Jeff Gordon won for the fifth-time — and 16 wins out of 22 races there all time, Chevrolet clearly has been dominant at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Blue Devils are favorites to win the NCAA championship at 7-2 odds. UNLV lost its top seven scorers from last season. Duke opened as a 15½-point favorite on Dec. 10.
During quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, will Jimmy Garoppolo salvage the first month of the New England Patriots’ season or wreck it for the long haul?
California Chrome will use the San Diego Handicap at Del Mar on Saturday as a local prep for the Pacific Classic.
The NCAA announced the No. 1 overall seed will be able to choose the location of its first two games in the tournament next March. At the Westgate sports book, Duke is the title favorite at 7-2 odds.
The daily fantasy sports industry notched some wins but failed to capture a majority of states after an all-out push this year to preserve its legality amid concerns the online games amount to illegal sports betting operations.
While most of the NBA’s other 29 teams will play the hopeless role of the Washington Generals, there are teams in the West capable of challenging the Warriors.
A Joe Gibbs Racing-powered Toyota hasn’t won any of the past five NASCAR Sprint Cup races after winning eight of the first 13. But following Saturday’s final practices at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, it’s a good bet the minidrought will end in Sunday’s New Hampshire 301.
Micah Roberts takes a look at the New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at Loudon, N.H. (10:30 a.m. Sunday; NBCSP, KRLV-AM 1340)
Henrik Stenson went into the tournament at 25-1 odds, with Phil Mickelson at 30-1, and neither player was heavily supported by bettors.
We can call this Christmas in July for horseplayers, as the Del Mar meet begins Friday. It’s no secret that lots of Las Vegas residents take a summer vacation to visit the seaside resort track by the Pacific Ocean.
Phil Mickelson, who nearly made history in the first round, is the new British Open favorite at 4-1 odds. But it’s doubtful he’s going to run away and hide from the rest of the field.
The Patriots, underdogs at Arizona in Week 1, still are favored in three of the four games with backup Jimmy Garoppolo replacing suspended quarterback Tom Brady.
Jason Day arrives at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland as the 8-1 favorite in this week’s British Open. U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson is the second choice at 9-1.
Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are matched against the rest of the field in one British Open proposition wager at the Westgate sports book.
For the slumping Chicago Cubs, the All-Star break arrives at the right time. World Series futures wagers on the Cubs at 3-1 odds are no longer such hot tickets.
A breakdown of the fights at UFC 200 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.
Minus stars Jon Jones and Conor McGregor, the Las Vegas wagering handle for Saturday’s UFC 200 card at T-Mobile Arena will be down an estimated $1 million or more.
Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994, analyzes the field for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.
With the Aug. 1 trade deadline approaching, All-Star reliever Andrew Miller is the Yankees’ most valuable commodity. The Cubs and Giants will be interested.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of “The Ultimate Fighter” 23 Finale card Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
With world-class horse racing looming at Del Mar and Saratoga, it seems odd to be writing about virtual racing. But this new make-believe racing product is being field-tested in Las Vegas.