Maybe the price tag attached to Jon Lester was too high, but that’s irrelevant. It’s only money, and the Chicago Cubs have plenty more of it. Timing is what matters, and in this case it’s perfect.
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I could go on for hours about the four-team College Football Playoff and how the Big 12 Conference was snubbed. The Las Vegas bookmakers agree. Baylor and Texas Christian are out, Ohio State is in, and we’ll see how it all plays out.
The Arizona Cardinals lost another quarterback and won another game.
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In the battle over the shrinking horse racing pie, simulcast providers are seeking increased payments from locations that don’t offer live racing. This could have a big impact at Nevada casinos.