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2016-Soccer-Copa America-USA host Copa America for the first time…Who will win it???

Argentina and Brazil sit atop the Copa America Centenario oddsboard, and there’s a sizable gap between the two favorites and the rest of the field. But there are knocks against both of these South American giants, making the tournament ripe for bettors looking for a big price in the futures market. The 45th edition of Copa America kicks off Friday night, with USA and Colombia meeting at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.  It will be contested over the next three-plus weeks, culminating June 26 with the final at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Track goers are familiar with the term “second-itis,” a less-than-flattering description of a horse that can’t seem to win a race – he’s always finishing second.  It also applies to the Lionel Messi-led Argentinians. La Albiceleste has yet to win a major title since 1993.  They lost in a penalty-kick shootout to host Chile in last summer’s Copa Read More

2016-NBA-Play offs-Western Conference Finals-OKC at Golden State Game 2 preview

The Warriors will be looking to prevent a 2-0 series deficit when they host the Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday. The Thunder faced a 14-point deficit in Game 1 of this series, but they fought back and ended up winning 108-102 as eight-point road underdogs. Oklahoma City played a very good game on both ends of the floor and one thing that sticks out is that the Thunder turned the ball over just 11 times. They’ll have a chance to win every game in this series as long as they can avoid coughing the ball up. The Warriors are not going to be happy with their Game 1 performance. There were a few points in the game where it seemed as if they were going to blow it open, but they turned the ball over 14 times and shot just 44.0% from the floor. Read More

2016-NCAAB-March Madness-Final Four-North Carolina vs Syracuse game preview

North Carolina is the last No. 1 seed left standing in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Syracuse in the first No. 10 seed to ever advance to the Final Four, getting to Houston after losing five of its last six games that had it extremely anxious on Selection Sunday. When the ‘Cuse’s name appeared on the board, CBS Sports’s Doug Gottlieb immediately exclaimed, “What?!” Nevertheless, Jim Boeheim has his program in its fifth Final Four of his 40-year tenure, seeking a second national title. The Orange beat Roy Williams’s Kansas team to cut down the nets in the 2003 NCAA Finals. Williams is in his eighth Final Four and is hoping to bag a third national title, which would elevate him into elite company. The only coaches with three or more national titles are John Wooden, Adolph Rupp, Mike Krzyzewski, Bobby Knight and Jim Calhoun. The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas Read More

Barcelona’s Messi hurts left knee, asks to be substituted (Yahoo Sports)

Lionel Messi asked to be substituted in the eighth minute after hurting his left knee during Barcelona’s Spanish league match against Las Palmas on Saturday. Messi went down after …read more

Why not Memphis? Justin Fuente’s Tigers welcome you to the other Grindhouse

Memphis had won 12 games in five years. Now it’s won 11 games in a row. Let’s talk to the head coach behind all this. It’s really loud because there’s …read more

Lionel Messi sustains leg injury against Las Palmas

Barcelona could be without Lionel Messi for at least one Champions League game. Barcelona’s biggest star has gone down injured, and they’ll be praying it’s not too serious. Lionel Messi …read more

NFL daily fantasy: Luck, Brown, Peterson highlight Week 3 betting props

Andrew Luck, Antonio Brown and Adrian Peterson are among NFL stars hoping to make an impact on the field and in fantasy props this Sunday. The Indianapolis Colts are …read more

FanDuel advice: Make the best calls and hope they stay healthy

You can only do so much with you weekly prep. Guys get hurt, you’re kinda stuck. Otherwise, go crazy! Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: FanDuel is running a $1,500,000 fantasy …read more

How to watch Rice vs. Baylor on TV or online, plus 3 things to know

Hope you like points if you’re going to watch this one. After an opportune bye week last weekend, No. 5 Baylor should be nice and rested when they host Rice …read more

How to watch ULM vs. Alabama on TV or online, plus 3 things to know

The Tide are looking to get back on track against an old upset. On November 17, 2007, the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks walked into Bryant-Denny Stadium and handed …read more