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.
An injury to Stephen Curry was reason for the Golden State Warriors to be worried. But things can change, sometimes dramatically and suddenly, and now the defending NBA champions are actually catching a lucky break.
As soon as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was sacked Monday by the legal system, with a federal appeals court reinstating his four-game suspension by the NFL, Las Vegas oddsmakers scrambled to adjust numbers.
Bookmakers were dealing the Cubs’ regular-season win total at 93 to 93½ when optimism was rampant during spring training. A 14-5 start for the Cubs has forced Chris Andrews to inflate the number.
Meetings will be scheduled, big money will be discussed and, eventually, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis will make a decision. Davis’ decision will be based on money, of course, and nothing will happen overnight.
A week after the NFL schedule was announced, and a week before the draft, CG Technology opened lines Thursday on all games for Weeks 1 through 16 and set wagering limits at $1,000 to $2,000 per side.
Kevin Durant was as bad as he gets Monday in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks, so the expectation for a fallen superstar is to see him rise again. Durant delivered 34 points Thursday to lead Oklahoma City to an NBA playoff win.
Oddsmakers and sharp gamblers were anticipating a bounce-back season for the Nationals, who flopped last year in the face of huge expectations.
At the time the pick was made, the Oakland Raiders were roundly applauded, something that rarely happens.
During a season of instability, reports circulated about the Cavaliers’ demise. Players posted cryptic messages on Twitter, trade rumors swirled, the media hit the proverbial panic button and LeBron James talked of someday forming a new dream team. And, of course, there was a coaching change in January.