Article posted on Tuesday 20 February
Article posted on Wednesday 21 February - 11:58 EST
Before you go racing off to the sportsbook to place your bets on the Philadelphia Eagles winning Super Bowl LIII, repeat after me: Super Bowl champions no longer repeat the process. It's happened once since 2000, when the New England Patriots captured Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX. But faced with the opportunity to do so against the Eagles in Super Bowl LII, the defending champion Patriots dropped the ball.
As certain as death and taxes, from the moment the first puck dropped at the Olympic women's hockey tournament, everyone involved knew it was headed toward one destination - a Canada-USA gold-medal game. The powers of the female game did not disappoint, and they will meet for the title for fifth time in six Olympiads. The USA has not won the gold medal since 1998, Canada winning four straight.
The young Leafs are supposed to be building toward something great, but they seemed to be putting the blocks in place much fast than expected. With an 8-2 slate in their last 10 games, the Leafs have moved to within striking distance of top spot in the Atlantic Division, and should take another step forward against a Florida Panthers team at the end of a long road trip.
There's racing on the holiday Monday at Oaklawn Park with the running of the (G3) Southwest Stakes. A full field of 10 three-year-old colts have been entered to run 1 1/16 miles on the Oaklawn dirt, chasing a purse of $500,000 and valuable 2018 Kentucky Derby qualifying points.
One of two qualifying races for the 2018 Kentucky Derby, the El Camino Real Derby is unique in that the horses run the 1 1/8 miles race on the all-weather track at northern California's Golden Gate Fields. The race has drawn a field of nine, and the winner will grab 10 Derby qualifying points.
Article posted on Saturday 17 February
In a free fall out of playoff contention, the Chicago Blackhawks have lost eight games in a row, and things don't figure to get any easier for the Hawks with the Washington Capitals in town. The Caps have won three straight from the Blackhawks by a combined score of 15-4. They've also taken seven of their eight seven meetings from Chicago, and two of the last three at Chicago.
On an excellent day of racing at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, the $200,000 (G2) Rachel Alexandra Stakes for three-year-old fillies is a qualifier for the 2018 Kentucky Oaks. Eight have been entered to chase the purse money over 1 1/16 miles on the dirt, with a win sealing a spot in the Oaks' lineup.
Article posted on Friday 16 February
Launched in 2003 as part of NBA All-Star weekend, the NBA Celebrity Game has proven to be one of the most popular events during this celebration of basketball, bringing to the hardwood actors, comedians, singers and athletes from other skills to showcase their roundball skills. Pehaps the most surprising aspect of the game isn't how many stars have game, but how many Canadian celebs there are who can ball.
The first Kentucky Derby qualifying race in North America to offer 50 points to the winner goes this Saturday from Fair Grounds in New Orleans with the running of the $400,000 (G2) Risen Star Stakes. Ten have drawn into the field to run 1 1/16 miles on the Fair Grounds dirt course.
Article posted on Thursday 15 February
If someone asked you who owned the Detroit Red Wings and the answer you came up with was the Ilitch family, you'd be correct. The pizza barons have owned the club since the early 1980s. But you know who else owns the Wings? The Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay has won 10 in a row from Detroit, and 17 of the last 21 since the start of the 2013-14 season.
- 09/05/17 Find Your Perfect Bet For Rockets Vs. Spurs Game 5
- 06/05/17 Oilers Have Sprung a Major Leak
- 05/05/17 Kentucky Derby 2017 Predictions
- 08/05/17 Senators on Verge of Final Four
- 10/05/17 EPL Goal Scorer Predictions
- 10/05/17 Capitals Look to Complete Rally
- 08/05/17 Penguins Best Show Capitals The Door
- 08/05/17 Monday’s Best NBA Playoff Bet: Go All-in on a Warriors Sweep
- 07/05/17 Sunday NBA Playoff Wagers For Winning Bettors
- 03/05/17 Rangers Find Their Game And Get Rolling