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Starting WC '18 matches' odds:

11:00 AM ET, THU JUN 14
KSA +750
vs
RUS -256
Draw +330

8:00 AM ET, FRI JUN 15
URU -164
vs
EGY +540
Draw +240

11:00 AM ET, FRI JUN 15
IRI +265
vs
MAR +120
Draw +192

2:00 PM ET, FRI JUN 15
ESP -123
vs
POR +360
Draw +230

6:00 AM ET, SAT JUN 16
AUS +1150
vs
FRA -455
Draw +500

9:00 AM ET, SAT JUN 16
ISLAND +825
vs
ARG -286
Draw +350

12:00 PM ET, SAT JUN 16
DEN +143
vs
PER +200
Draw +205

3:00 PM ET, SAT JUN 16
NGR +390
vs
CRO -141
Draw +255

8:00 AM ET, SUN JUN 17
SRB -111
vs
CRC +285
Draw +235

11:00 AM ET, SUN JUN 17
MEXICO +620
vs
GERM -217
Draw +310

2:00 PM ET, SUN JUN 17
SUISSE +800
vs
BRASIL -250
Draw +310

8:00 AM ET, MON JUN 18
RK +270
vs
SVERIGE -101
Draw +220

11:00 AM ET, MON JUN 18
PAN +1400
vs
BELGIË -556
Draw +540

2:00 PM ET, MON JUN 18
ENG -256
vs
TUN +850
Draw +310

8:00 AM ET, TUE JUN 19
JAPAN +390
vs
COL -139
Draw +250

11:00 AM ET, TUE JUN 19
SEN +225
vs
POLONIA +126
Draw +210

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The Iberian Derby 2018


Takes just two days of World Cup action
for one of the tourney’s marquee matches to take center stage.

The nearly 100 years old border rivalry
known as The Iberian Derby
pits Portugal against Spain.
Spain has dominated, winning 16 of the 35 fixtures,
losing just 6 times, and drawing the other 13.

It may be time for Portugal, the underdog (+360),
led by Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the best player in the world,
to turn the tables on their geographic neighbors...

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Unwatchable — NBA sees big drop in ratings.

Compared to previous NBA Finals clinchers,
GSW’s win fell over 30% from last year’s
Monday Game 5 (16.0) & fell a HUGE 41%
from 2016's Sunday Game 7 (18.9).

This finals clincher's 11.2 = lowest in 9 years,
since the disinterest of LAL-Magic's 9.4 in '09.

A previous NBA Finals sweep in '07, Game 4
of Spurs versus Cavs had an overnight of 7.8.
NBC got 12.0 for LAL's G4 sweep of the Nets.

All 4 games of this year's NBA Finals declined
dramatically from last year, capped off by the
double-digit decline registered for Game 4.

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The word's out:
Insiders leaked:
the +money on
SWEEP Wins !

So, nba-GOTY
GSW on the ML

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Jelf-Retarded escapades

J.R. Smith's ability to make mind-numbing decisions
is not restricted by the borders of the United States.

The oft-disciplined streak-gunner was even more of
a problem punk playing in the Chinese Basketball
Association during the NBA lockout in 2011.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports said, "Signing
J.R. —or the "clown prince of basketball— almost
immediately was easily seen as a big mistake.
Skipping practice for shopping trips, then making
unlimited "unreasonable demands" about his mode
of transportation, his China stay was no different
from the one he's had stateside
—a series of moronic events."

But one particularly cruel Brutus-type knife-twist
that Wojnarowski describes stands above the rest:

"Perhaps his greatest excess of idiocy had been a
weekend of running a room service bill into the
proximity of $3,000, a source with direct knowledge
told Yahoo Sports. He kept ordering food, stacking
piles of trays upon trays – "just to see if dem Chinks
would keep bringing it to the room," the source said.

All uneaten, all on the franchise's tab – all a window
into Self-Retardation.

It's disrespectful. It's wasteful. It's incomprehensible.

In other words, it's everything we've unfortunately
come to expect from J.R. Smith.

"These kinds of jerks don’t last in pro sports as long
as they think they will," Larry Brown wrote. "Smith
probably won’t make the NBA beyond the age of 30."

Woj described Smith's stay in China as "a relentless
pattern of insubordination." Sounds a little familiar,
doesn't it?  A lot like the "recurring instances of
unsportsmanlike conduct" that just hit Smith's wallet
for $50,000, no?

Maybe that's the saving grace in all this. That J.R.'s
transgressions aren't going unpunished. That folks
take notice of just exactly what type of punk he is.

Maybe someone should remind him that working in his
field is a privilege, not a right. And it's a privilege that
can be revoked at any time.

It isn't going to take too many more stories like this to
move J.R. to Unemployment. His on-court production
does not make his off-court blunders worthwhile.

"Scoring specialist" w/ a 34.8 FG %age to his name.

Then again, how—or why—does J.R. do any of the things
that he does? Even J.R. can NOT answer that question.
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First, beats the TOP team's best;
then adapts to the ref's bad calls:
Calls against, e.g. 'blocking' (vs.
clearly taking KD's wild charge
offensive foul - ¡¡ Overturned !!)
and many "And-one" hacks
left uncalled - so never got;
but lastly, the Brutus-like
self-saboteur,
Jelf-Retarded,
spells CAVed.
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First, beats the TOP team's best;
then adapts to the ref's bad calls:
Calls against, e.g. 'blocking' (vs.
clearly taking KD's wild charge
offensive foul - ¡¡ Overturned !!)
and many "And-one" hacks
left uncalled - so never got;
but lastly, the Brutus-like
self-saboteur,
Jelf-Retarded,
spells CAVed.
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His neck tatts tie in with his everyday pot-smoking:
Jelf-Retarded.
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His neck tatts tie in with his everyday pot-smoking:
Jelf-Retarded.
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GS vs. Cavs - Part IV

The vast majority of the viewing public fails 'GS vs. Cavs - Part IV.'
Even if the series, and each & every matchup, was a Pick 'Em price
- which this NBA Finals is not close to being; it's so badly lopsided
its no-way a "must watch."  GSW (-1000) vs. Cavs (+725) in 2018.
If one bets such a crappy contest,  then the most one can invest in
terms of one's time is to wake up the next day, scan the results and
utter  "Ho-hum: They won / They lost."
But since the NBA knows via Nielsen's, advertisers' projections, etc.
that their arranged 'GS vs. Cavs - Part IV' must also be arranged to
be at worst a 'Gentleman's Sweep' = Won in 5, the wagerer's only
question to be answered is "Will the Cavs win Game #1, #3, or #4?

One can compare the built-in boredom of this 4th-in-a-row series
to an MLB World Series of the same 2 teams for 4 straight years,
even Cubs v. Clev grows old & stale after a repeat, hurting MLB;
NHL's Stanley Cup Final of the Hawks vs. Bruins 4 yrs in-a-row
= BORING BEYOND BELIEF.

GS (-12) in Game#1 = largest spread in a Finals game since 1991,
(ESPN Stats & Info); Cavs = Biggest Finals dog in nearly 30 yrs
« "Kyrie kept GS off-balance; he allowed us to go 1-on-1 against
mismatches and can’t nobody stop him one-on-one,” Lue said.
“We gone miss that."

GSW = biggest Finals-fav in past 16 years, per historical data
compiled by SportsOddsHistory.com; previous high = 2002,
LAL (-750) Vs. Nets (LAL swept Nets);
Cavs (+650) ML-dogs, longest odds of any James's team in his
9 NBA Finals; previous high = 1st Finals trip in '07 (+350) dog
vs SA who swept in 4.  James' 9 Finals teams opened as favs 2x:
Heat (-220) in '13 [WON],
& Miami '11 (-175) [LOST to Mavs in 6].
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GS vs. Cavs - Part IV

The vast majority of the viewing public fails 'GS vs. Cavs - Part IV.'
Even if the series, and each & every matchup, was a Pick 'Em price
- which this NBA Finals is not close to being; it's so badly lopsided
its no-way a "must watch."  GSW (-1000) vs. Cavs (+725) in 2018.
If one bets such a crappy contest,  then the most one can invest in
terms of one's time is to wake up the next day, scan the results and
utter  "Ho-hum: They won / They lost."
But since the NBA knows via Nielsen's, advertisers' projections, etc.
that their arranged 'GS vs. Cavs - Part IV' must also be arranged to
be at worst a 'Gentleman's Sweep' = Won in 5, the wagerer's only
question to be answered is "Will the Cavs win Game #1, #3, or #4?

One can compare the built-in boredom of this 4th-in-a-row series
to an MLB World Series of the same 2 teams for 4 straight years,
even Cubs v. Clev grows old & stale after a repeat, hurting MLB;
NHL's Stanley Cup Final of the Hawks vs. Bruins 4 yrs in-a-row
= BORING BEYOND BELIEF.

GS (-12) in Game#1 = largest spread in a Finals game since 1991,
(ESPN Stats & Info); Cavs = Biggest Finals dog in nearly 30 yrs
« "Kyrie kept GS off-balance; he allowed us to go 1-on-1 against
mismatches and can’t nobody stop him one-on-one,” Lue said.
“We gone miss that."

GSW = biggest Finals-fav in past 16 years, per historical data
compiled by SportsOddsHistory.com; previous high = 2002,
LAL (-750) Vs. Nets (LAL swept Nets);
Cavs (+650) ML-dogs, longest odds of any James's team in his
9 NBA Finals; previous high = 1st Finals trip in '07 (+350) dog
vs SA who swept in 4.  James' 9 Finals teams opened as favs 2x:
Heat (-220) in '13 [WON],
& Miami '11 (-175) [LOST to Mavs in 6].

begginerboy
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Quote Originally Posted by scalabrine:

There goes that future. Poof. 34% from the floor and 17% from 3. That was the third wheel in the Lebron Green Celtics meltdown trio. That was the worst outcome imaginable for Celts backers and the only way the Cavs win (they implode late because of their youth and inexperience). Played a perfect first quarter. A decent second and then their youth got to them. GS Cavs 4. An embarrassment of the highest order. Cavs bench shot 2-8 with 6 fouls, and the Cavs won by 8. Disgusting. Celts go the fu** home. You wasted a GOLDEN opportunity. Love out. No gameplan. Played Lebron every second. No practice. You have game 7 at home and you blow your load. Go the fu** home Boston.

"GS Cavs 4. An embarrassment of the highest order."

That sums it all up perfectly.

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HappyKane that is, will break the record

for being the youngest England captain ever

at a World Cup

HappyKane
HappyKane

will break a record for being the youngest England captain at a World Cup.

 

 

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From one GOAT on another GOAT:

Wilt Chamberlain on those players who disrespect M. Jordan
goes "You should be given 10 % of your paycheck to
 @Jumpman23. Owners too.
He made basketball so much money that @SteveKerr
can coach 5 good players because the salary cap ends
up at $100 million from where it was at $14M."
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72 Wilt loses a bet to lakers teammates.
2 touched top of backboard square with palm. One came close.

Wilt had a 48 inch vertiucal jump at age 36
Jerry West 39.5"

In comparison to modern stats:
Westbrook 36.5
Kobe 38
Durant 33.5
Donte DiVincenzo 44
Lebron 44
MJ 48
Steph Curry 35.5
Shaq 32
Bird 28
Magic 30
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After the Golden Knights dumped the Winnipeg Jets 4-2
in Game Three, offered at (+183) making them the Fav.!

Vegas started out as (+20000) long shots to win it all —
if they do, they'll become the first expansion team ever
to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup trophy. 

Conversely, Winni took the tumble on the oddsboard —
now being offered at (+405).

Game Four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Western Conference Final is this Friday.
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ON THIS DAY...

MLB's most high scoring affair
Wrigley Field, Chicago
17 May 1979

Phils 23 - Cubs 22 (in 10 innings)
After  the 1st inning, score was Phils 7 - Cubs 6


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According to official NHL's stats —
when the conference final/semifinal
is tied at 1 game apiece, the winner
of Game #3 holds an all-time series
record of 35-8 (since '74-75 season).
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NCAA’s current policy =
“No pre-determined or non-predetermined session of an
NCAA Championship may be conducted in a state with
legal wagering that is based on single-game betting on
the outcome of any event in a sport in which the
NCAA conducts a championship.”
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