The Group of Death. It sounds like something Stephen King might title a horror novel, although you can bet Jurgen Klinsmann wouldn’t mind a few of his soccer players owning psychic abilities to see what will happen on the pitch before their opponents.
The World Cup proved surprisingly popular in Las Vegas sports books four years ago, and the monthlong tournament, which gets underway Thursday in Brazil, is expected to generate even more interest this time around. I
With the final round falling on Father’s Day, and especially because he has played second fiddle six times in the U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson will be the sentimental favorite of most fans and media this week.
The result of an out-of-competition drug test has wiped out a heavily anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship bout between Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort.
Let’s not kid ourselves here. It doesn’t take Paul the Octopus to know what will happen during the World Cup. Soccer fans across the country will jam into pubs with stereotypical British names such as The Pig and Whistle or Ye Olde King’s Head to watch matches. Social media timelines will explode with World Cup hashtags and outdated vuvuzela references. And the haters will say there’s not enough scoring.
Las Vegas Review-Journal sports writers Adam Hill and David Schoen have been given $5,000 fantasy bankrolls to bet during the World Cup on either sides, totals or props. Below are their bets for today, with an explanation of their picks:
The 2014 World Cup opens Thursday with host Brazil playing Croatia in Sao Paulo.
When discussing a trip to Lafayette, La., on his radio show, Matthew Stevens decided to do the unthinkable. He tried to be entertaining.
ODDS TO WIN TOURNAMENT
Omar Quintanilla had three hits and drove in five runs to help the 51s to a 9-3 Pacific Coast League victory at Colorado Springs on Tuesday night.