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America’s Sports Betting Ban Could Soon End

SCOTUS Oral Arguments Suggest The End is Close Have you heard the one about the 12-year-old that walked into a casino and legally placed a sports bet? No, that’s not the start of a Roy Moore joke. It’s actually a real scenario that Deputy Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall advocated for to the United States […]

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The Three Times Tim Tebow Credited Faith for His Success

Tim Tebow the baseball player is now officially in the groove. “I think I’m more comfortable seeing more pitches,” Tebow said in a recent interview with TCPalm. “Playing baseball for longer — I think that helps.” His career in the minors started off strong: During his first at-bat, he hit a home run. “I feel […]

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Cubs, Red Sox Are MLB Favorites Before Spring Training

Baseball season is finally here with pitchers and catchers already reporting to spring training. Soon enough, MLB teams will compete in actual games, getting ready for the 2017 season. Final rosters will be determined at the end of spring training, but it isn’t difficult to tell which teams will have a chance to win the […]

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Clutch Hitter Dave Henderson Passes

 Dave Henderson was immediately the center of attention for any room he entered, especially the clubhouses he populated for 14 years in an under-appreciated major-league career. For one exalted moment, he was nearly a demigod in Boston, giving them the 1986 pennant with one epic homer and then coming oh so close to delivering an […]

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Chicago Cubs can expect the unexpected in the National League wild-card game

 Cubs reliever Jason Motte had a unique and scary view of the only wild-card game he has participated in. “There were beer bottles being thrown at me,” Motte recalled with a laugh. “Shoes were being thrown from the upper deck.” And Motte was merely warming up in the Turner Field bullpen when the mayhem began […]

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Pedro Martinez Secures Spot in Hall of Fame

 The Dominican-born all-star to be honored by Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Boston Red Sox. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Only days remain until Hall of Fame Weekend begins in Cooperstown, NY. As excitement builds across the world, no country is more excited than Dominican Republic, for this is the year Pedro […]

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‘Franchise Four’ promotion launched by MLB

NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball has launched a “Franchise Four” promotion for fans to vote for the players they think had the most impact on each of the 30 teams. Eight players are listed for each team. Voting, conducted on MLB.com, also will be held for the greatest living players, greatest Negro Leagues […]

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MLB Commission: Federal Gambling Standard ‘A Pretty Good Idea’

 We now have two sports commissioners voicing support for a federal framework for sports gambling. At this weekend’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred gave some very qualified support for an idea that was once regarded as a third rail for professional sports leagues. “I give Adam Silver […]

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#MLB Spot Play for tonight. Texas vs. Tampa Bay

The Texas Rangers don’t know what have hit them. What has hit them is the red hot, magic of the Tampa Bay Rays. They have their stud pitcher J. Shields on the mound tonight, and he has owned the Rangers this year, along with most teams. Rays are actually underdogs in this game. They go […]

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Baseball Betting 101 – How to Bet on Baseball

 by Kevin T. Anderson While most people think about football when talking about betting on major sports, it’s baseball that offers the best chance to the bettor. The reason for the great payoff is the National Pastime is easy to handicap. Since baseball is most often a low scoring game, sportsbooks do not use point […]

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