As the lockout shortened 2012 NBA season nears its halfway point, the NBA All-Star rosters have been finalized and announced. For the first time since 1992, the weekend festivities return to Orlando Florida – where Magic Johnson made his triumphant return two decades ago.
Former Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder has agreed to multi year, multi million dollar contract, and will play for Detroit in 2012 and probably the rest of his career. Prince joins the Tigers, who his Dad Cecil “Big Daddy” Fielder played for from 1990–1996.
National Football League Week 17 action is upon us and several teams still have a ton to play for. Nine of the twelve NFL 2011 playoff positions have been secured – three spots remain. Every team except the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans can improve their positioning.
NFL Week 16 is just hours from kickoff as the Houston Texans are set to face the Indianapolis Colts. In a reversal of fortunes, the Texans are the team trying to secure their playoff positioning – not the Colts. 14 of the 16 contests have playoff implications this weekend!
National Hockey League fans were rocked to the foundation as the NHL Board Of Governors approved league realignment on Tuesday. Not since the 2004-05 lockout season has the NHL dropped a bomb like this. Let’s take a gander at the new look 2012-13 NHL Conference format.
Following the Week 13 NFL action, the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers have both punched their 2011 NFL playoff tickets. The Packers clinched the NFC North Division, while the 49ers have locked down the NFC West Division in the National Football Conference.
Fans of the National Basketball Association received an early Christmas present as the 149-day NBA imposed lockout is over. It will be game on for roundball once the details of the tentative agreement are signed off on by NBA owners and the National Basketball Players Association.
Week 13 of the NCAA College Football season brings us a plethora of games that make up Rivalry Weekend that’s highlighted by “The Battle for the Golden Boot” as the Louisiana State University Tigers hosts the Arkansas Razorbacks from Tiger Stadium.
Celebrate Cowboy fans as Dallas is starting to make some noise in the NFC playoff race. The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers continue to roll. New Orleans and Chicago have also heated up some. The rest of the contenders in the National Football Conference looked like pretenders as they all stumbled to losses during Week 10 NFL action.
For fans of the National Football League, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Thursday Night Football is back for a full slate of games over the next seven weeks. All of the Prime Time action can be seen on the NFL Network through your local cable provider.
Horse betting enthusiasts rejoice! It’s a wonderful weekend in the horse racing world as Churchill Downs hosts the 2011 Breeders Cup Championship. With $8.5 million in purse money up for grabs on Friday, and another $17 million on the line Saturday, it will be an amazing weekend in Kentucky! Who will be this year’s Zenyatta, or Alysheba, or Cigar? We can’t wait to find out as we get set for the 28th running of the Breeder’s Cup Classic!
Four weeks into the NFL 2011 season surprise teams have dominated the sports news headlines. Both the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills, who have been cellar dwellers for decades, have stormed out of the gates during the NFL 2011 season. We expect one roll to continue!
The Tampa Bay Rays, one of the hottest teams in Major League Baseball, punched an equally hot Texas Rangers team in the face yesterday to take 1-0 lead in the ALDS yesterday. The other half of the ALDS was washed out as the New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers game was suspended, in the bottom of the second inning, with the scored tied at a run apiece.
Week One of the NFL season can be the most challenging week of the year as teams adjust on the fly. This is especially true this season as teams try to catch up after the NFL imposed lockout. That being said, Hank is ready to crank it up and we are ready for some football!
The weakest division is football takes center stage as we preview the NFC West to wrap up our look at the NFL 2011 National Football Conference. The Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals, and 49ers all had sub .500 records in 2010 and three of the four will have repeat performances in 2011.
Today we begin a four part series focused on the contenders and pretenders in the NFL 2011 National Football Conference with a look at the East Division. The Philadelphia Eagles have been crowned as the preseason NFC East favorites but we’re not ready to buy into that just yet!
We kick off the Sunday Night NFL action with preseason odds for the Cincinnati Bengals traveling to East Rutherford to battle the New York Jets in AFC preseason action. The Bengals could be the worst team in the NFL so we’ll soar with the Jets with our Free Pick in this one!
The National Football League takes center stage tonight as we present betting lines for the New England Patriots visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while the Pittsburgh Steelers welcome the Philadelphia Eagles to Steel City. Proper bankroll management is key in the preseason!
National League East Division baseball takes center stage as we feature the Philadelphia Phillies hosting the Washington Nationals in matinee hardball action from the City of Brotherly Love. The Doctor is pitching and we are looking to catch a win with the Phillies today!
American League Central foes wrap up a crucial three game set tonight as we feature betting odds for the Cleveland Indians vs. the Detroit Tigers. For one of these teams to make the MLB 2011 post-season, they will need to win their division as a “Wild Card” berth is out of reach at this point. The fact that Detroit is on an 0-13 run in Cleveland, dating back to the 2010 MLB season, is offset by the “Vaporizer” being on the mound for the Tigers tonight!