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Wayne Root NCAA Favorite of the Year
Win Another College Game of the Year Saturday!MY NCAA FAVORITE OF THE YEARI’ve found a team that won’t be stopped! Just $99 – Wayne Root
Kelso 2014 Personal Best Football Club
17-7 on the season and PLUS 1,140 Units! For Those Who Demand the Very Best – Kelso Sturgeon
Network College Triple Crown II
Went 3-0 Last Saturday, I’ve found the 3 teams to do it again! – Jim Hurley
OSU vs K State Tops 3-0 Kelso Saturday
I have found a big hole in the betting line in this nationally televised game and will be releasing it as a 15-unit play. You can get this game, plus two 10-unit plays, for $25. – Kelso Sturgeon
Network Gold Key Club
The Gold Key is on an amazing run this season, starting 28-11-1, and winning 25 of the last 31 games for 81%! – Jim Hurley
Richie B November College Knockout
November’s KNOCKOUT GAME OF THE MONTH will once again show you why Vegas Books call him "MR.RIGHT NUMBER." Play, Win, Collect, ONLY $40 – Richie Baccellieri
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Key Information Gives Us An Easy WinnerCash In for just $25 and cash my #1 NBA Play too. – Jim Hurley
Jim Hurley College Shocker of the Week
The Jim Hurley SHOCKER OF THE WEEK, it is the best edge in college football and it is ONLY $30 – Jim Hurley
Richie B Saturday Right Number College Football
On Saturday Richie B. has put a number of off-line games under the microscope and he sees a number of them that warrant his "RIGHT NUMBER" QUALIFICATION. – Richie Baccellieri
Salinas Upset Blowout College Parlay of the Year
This Saturday Tony gets down to Business As Usual with his UPSET/BLOWOUT COLLEGE PARLAY OF THE YEAR. Tony says: Parlay a Sucker Line & a Gift Game for 13-5 odds! – Tony Salinas
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If You Play With #1, You’ll Win Like #1Let Richie B grow your bankroll with 13 weeks of the strongest winners you ever played. Richie will not let you lose. Get a total of 85-90 Top-rated Richie B selections all yours for only $225 – Richie Baccellieri
Tony Salinas College GAME of The Year
After collecting with his COLLEGE DOG OF THE YEAR last week with LSU’s UPSET OF OLE MISS Tony Salinas is going right back to the window with his BIGGEST PLAY OF THE YEAR...his COLLEGE GAME OF THE YEAR – Tony Salinas
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Kelso 400 Unit College Football Game of the Year
This is my biggest release ever! Everything is in place; stats, matchups, intangibles - and a Vegas line that is TEN MILES off! – Kelso Sturgeon
Kelso 50-Unit College Game Of Week
The team I am releasing today as my 50-unit game of the week is healthy, motivated, is playing in the right spot and has a giant edge with one of the softest betting lines I have seen this season. – Kelso Sturgeon
Wayne Root Good Better and Best Football
When you can pick winners like I do there’s simply no limit!This is the year I make you a bigger winner than ever before. It’s the most ambitious program I’ve ever launched. It comes in THREE parts - so you get more games with more profit potential, more top plays, more aggressive money management. – Wayne Root

The Vegas Sports Masters

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Jim
Hurley
Richie
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Salinas
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Feist
SportsMasters
Consensus

Kelso Sturgeon

Kelso Sturgeon is not a shadow or a mirage. I am a real person, a man who has been handicapping football for more than 4 decades, and I bring to the table a set of credentials you can't find anywhere else in this business.

And so there is no misunderstanding, Kelso Sturgeon is my real name and I make my home in Las Vegas, the betting capital of the world.

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Wayne Root

Wayne Allyn Root is the only man to create a multi-million dollar empire out of nothing but picking winners! Long-time host of his own shows on Fox and USA Network, he has been celebrated in the business press and by all the TV pundits. He set the record for most outright upset winners in football in three different seasons and has enjoyed another winning and profitable basketball season. Wayne is the only oddsmaker/handicapper with his own Star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars.

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Jim Hurley

JIM HURLEY is the founder and president of the most unusual organization in sports wagering.

Created as a small handicapping service back in 1985, Jim's NETWORK has evolved into a nationwide TASK FORCE of, handicappers, scouts, number crunchers, draftniks and former pro players who study and analyze every team and every game to develop BETTER information, make SMARTER picks and win MORE money!

In simple words, Jim's system approach to handicapping picks more winners and makes more money for their customers. And they are able to do this not because they are a one-man band, but because of the "TEAM" approach that utilizes a huge information gathering system to fine tune every selection.

But because they truly are a "Network" and cover the colleges and pros wall-to-wall, they know what's going on inside the locker rooms and dugouts. They know who's hot, who's hurt and who's ready to kick butt. NETWORK’s computer department analyzes upcoming matchups like it was the Dow Jones. They dig beneath surface factors to find out how two teams really compare. Who needs it more? Who's tapped out? Who's out for revenge? NETWORK finds those answers.

So when they run NETWORK'S number up against Vegas', we can immediately spot whether a game is off, and how much, and just cherrypick the contests that are giving us the most points

That's why JIM has racked up twentyone consecutive money making season for his customers.

Now what about YOU? Wouldn't you like to know who the big winners are going to be this week? NETWORK can tell you. Want to make money off that knowledge? Jim's NETWORK can help you there, too.

Want the best shot at the most money? There are dozens of ways to get you there, no matter what your wagering patterns or budget. So, why not get started NOW!

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Richie Baccellieri

In case you don't know me, for years people in Vegas knew Richie B as a kind of linesmaker's linesmaker - a kind of numerical purist who, when every other sports book in Vegas was posting Ohio State (-7) over Texas, I was saying... "NO! It ought to be Ohio State (-8)!"

I took a position. I didn't just put up a "betting middle" where I could draw even betting action from both sides. Instead - if I really felt the Buckeyes were stronger than generally thought - I'd put up (-8) or even (-9) and dare the bettors, "Come and get me! Prove me wrong!"

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Tony Salinas

Tony Salinas arrived in Las Vegas over two decades ago fresh from the family ranch in Texas, looking for the next winning thing. After all, he'd always been a winner back home... captain of the football team, State Champion tennis player, point guard for the district-winning basketball team, and Texas Calf Roping Champion in both high school & College.

 

Tony was an immediate hit, winning the $85,000 Castaways Challenge of 1980, and has never looked back. Tony is the proud winner of over a dozen handicapping contests, including two years ago when he beat out 226 other rivals to take the title in the $135,000 Hilton Superbook Handicapping Championship.

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Jim Feist

World Champion Handicapper Jim Feist is locked in and loaded with a game oddsmakers dropped the football on, his College Football Dog of the Year going Sunday. This is a contest where ALL the handicapping factors come together -- motivation, situational angles, match-ups and mismatches on the field. Jim has already pounded the books with this exclusive release and you can to. Get ready for a complete wipeout from the first quarter on with Jim’s College Football Dog of the Year!

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SportsMasters Consensus

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Five professional handicappers have stepped forward to beat the line. If getting one strong man to help you win a fight, surely finding six is a dream come true. Isn't it time you learned more about the Vegas Sports Masters?

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Blog Headlines

How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 9

We’re coming up on the lightest NFL Sunday we’ve had in a while. Six teams have byes this week, which leaves only 10 afternoon games to go along with the standard prime time fair Sunday and Monday Nights. Bye teams this week are Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, and Tennessee. One result is already in the books, as New Orleans won for squares and many sharps with a 28-10 squash of Carolina as a field goal favorite.

Here’s how sharps have been betting this weekend’s NFL so far. Games are presented in rotation order so you can make notes in…

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Network Notebook: College TV Preview…Auburn/Ole Miss

If you assume it’s very unlikely that a team with two losses is going to play for the National Championship, then Saturday Night’s Auburn/Ole Miss showdown will be an elimination game for the loser.

#3 Auburn is 6-1 (with #6 Alabama and #11 Georgia still head)

#4 Ole Miss is 7-1 (with #1 Mississippi State still ahead)

It’s far from guaranteed that the WINNER will reach the Final Four given the challenges still ahead. Remember that the ultimate winner of the SEC West will still have to face Georgia in the SEC championship game…meaning Auburn may have to beat Georgia twice and Alabama…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Will “Playoff Rankings” Affect Handicapping?

College Football was hoping the announcement would make a bigger splash than it did. The first “rankings” from the Final Four selection committee were announced this past Tuesday Night to a collective national yawn. Tough to go against the World Series, opening night of the NBA, and new episodes of NCIS!

But, I can tell you this. College football COACHES and PLAYERS will be paying very close attention to those from this point forward. Teams currently in the top four will want to protect their spot. Those just on the outside will be trying to get inside. How should all of…

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How Sharps are Betting Thursday and Friday Football

Five football games to look at this week on the college and pro schedules. There’s a lot of buzz here in Las Vegas about Thursday Night’s Florida State/Louisville game in college football. That’s been one of the most heavily bet weeknight college games we’ve seen in quite some time. I’ll start with the NFL game because we always go in Nevada rotation order so you can make notes in your schedules.

NEW ORLEANS at CAROLINA (Thursday-NFL): A lot of early support from sharps and squares alike for the Saints here. An opener of New Orleans -1.5 has now been bet all…

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Network Notebook: NFL TV Preview…Saints/Panthers

It’s not really a surprise that Thursday Night’s NFL clash between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers looms very large in the NFC South race. First place is at stake between two teams who both made the playoffs last season. Carolina won the South before losing its playoff opener to San Francisco. Wildcard New Orleans won on the road at Philadelphia before falling on the road to eventual Super Bowl champion Seattle.

New Orleans has played seven games so far and had a bye, while Carolina has been on the field through all eight weeks of the season. What should…

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VSM Exclusive Preview: Florida State at Louisville on ESPN

Remember when everyone thought Notre Dame was going to provide the toughest test for Florida State this season in the Seminoles’ quest to repeat as National Champions? FSU’s stock has fallen so far in recent weeks that they’re now barely over a field goal favorite Thursday Night at Louisville in a game that will be televised nationally by ESPN.

Would Alabama, Auburn, or Mississippi State be only -3.5 at Louisville?!

If Florida State on the verge of the loss that will knock them out of the Final Four? Is the market right that the team no longer measures up to the true…

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Midweek Report

IT’S GAME 7 FOR GIANTS-ROYALS AS THE WORLD SERIES WILL END TONIGHT IN KAYCEE AS HUDSON-GUTHRIE IS THE MOUND MATCHUP

NFL WEEK 9 SWINGS INTO ACTION WITH SAINTS-PANTHERS SHOWDOWN

IT’S THE FIRST LOOK AT THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS PLUS THE LATEST INSTALLMENT OF THE HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST, AND THURSDAY’S FLORIDA STATE AT LOUISVILLE BASH

The Kansas City Royals’ fans have been chirping all post-season long with the mantra, “Party Like it’s 1985”. Hey, the San Francisco Giants have their own thoughts while heading into tonight’s Game 7 of the World Series: And they want to turn back the clock to 1975

Say…

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VSM Exclusive Preview: World Series Game 7!

It was clear very quickly Tuesday Night that the 2014 World Series would be headed to a seventh and deciding game. Kansas City, down three-games-to-two, exploded for SEVEN runs in the bottom of the second inning on the way to an easy victory over San Francisco.

So, it all comes down to TONIGHT!

This is how we got here…

Game One: San Francisco (-115) beat Kansas City 7-1

Game Two: Kansas City (-135) beat San Francisco 7-2

Game Three: Kansas City (+115) beat San Francisco 3-2

Game Four: San Francisco (pick-em) beat Kansas City 11-4

Game Five: San Francisco (-160) beat Kansas City 5-0

Game Six: Kansas City…

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Network Notebook: NBA Preview…Bulls/Knicks

A new NBA season always brings a lot of changes. There are nine new head coaches this season. LeBron James will return to his old stomping grounds when the Cleveland Cavaliers open their 2014-15 campaign Thursday Night. Handicappers must adjust to all the new faces in new places. They’ll get a chance to do that in a national TV game Wednesday Night when:

*Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls visit

*Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks

What the heck?! Hard to visualize that one. Gasol has been with the Lakers so long that it’s hard to visualize him in any other color.…

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Network Notebook: World Series Preview…Game Six

The Kansas City Royals had to feel like they were in great shape after winning Game Three in San Francisco. Their Cinderella story was falling into place chapter and verse, with a 2-1 series lead and two home games in their back pocket if needed. They’re going to need them!

After getting spanked by scores of 11-4 and 5-0 (that’s 16-4 over two games in a hitter’s park!), the Royals now have their backs to the wall with Game Six on tap Tuesday Night. Kansas City must win that one to force a Game Seven that will be played Wednesday in…

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Jets Are Terrible, Raiders Are Worse And Problems All Begin At Top
400-Unit College Football Game Of Year Set To Win In Blowout Saturday

Yes, Jets Are Terrible, Raiders Are Worse And Problems All Begin At Top

By Kelso Sturgeon

It was an unpleasant experience to watch Michigan coach Brady Hoke getting humiliated while watching his Wolverines get embarrassed at home again by Michigan State, 35-11, and it was even more painful to watch the strained face of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan as he suffered through an extremely embarrassing 43-23 home loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Football is a scientific game of organized and intentional chaos where winning is built around four factors…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Another Big Win vs. a Young Quarterback

Congrats to all of you who were with me for another big weekend. My big winner Sunday on the Houston Texans (-) over the Tennessee Titans was presented to us on a silver platter when the Titans decided to start Zach Mettenberger at quarterback.

The rookie from LSU had trouble playing consistently vs. good defenses at the college level. What was he going to do as an NFL rookie? He wasn’t as heralded as Blake Bortles (who’s struggling), or Teddy Bridgewater (who’s struggling), or Johnny Manziel (who would so obviously be struggling that he’s not getting much of a chance to…

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Wayne Root: We Were the Only Ones on the Steelers!

Contrarian handicapping sure made us a fortune this past weekend, as my clients and I cleaned up with underdogs and cheap favorites in both college and pro football. But, the game I may be most proud of is Sunday’s PINNACLE play on Pittsburgh (+) over Indianapolis. The whole world was on Indianapolis…but WAYNE ALLYN ROOT knew the wrong team was favored!

When I saw that the game had opened Indianapolis -3, I was scratching my head. That meant the oddsmakers thought the Colts were six points better than Pittsburgh on a neutral field. Give me a break. Better? Sure they had…

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NFL Week 8 Report and MNF Preview
THE NFL WEEK 8 REPORT:

BIG BEN, BRADY & BREES ALL SHINE IN KEY HOME WINS PLUS WE BRING YOU THE MNF PREVIEW AS WASHINGTON-DALLAS BATTLE IT OUT IN “JERRY’S HOUSE”

COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:WE GET READY FOR THE FIRST PLAYOFF RANKINGS AND WATCH K-STATE AND MICHIGAN STATE CLIMB

THE WORLD SERIES: WHAT TO WATCH IN TUESDAY’S GAME 6

There were three NFL teams that exceeded the 40-point mark in Sunday’s Week 8 action ... you could play a little Sesame Street game here and ask which one doesn’t “belong” as Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Buffalo all registered 43 points or more - but the…

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Network Notebook: NFL TV Preview…Redskins/Cowboys

This is just the kind of situation that can derail teams “on the rise” in the NFL. Things start going very well, with some statement victories over quality teams. Then, the players and host city get way too overconfident when a distant also-ran comes to visit as a big underdog.

*Dallas is 6-1, with a surprisingly dominant statistical win at Seattle coming on the heels of a home blowout over perennial playoff team New Orleans (which we discussed some in yesterday’s Sunday Night preview). “America’s Team” is back in prime time after being a zombie show on a small cable channel…

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Network Notebook: NFL TV Preview…Packers/Saints

It’s Week 8 of the 2014 NFL season, and the projected league power New Orleans Saints haven’t played a good game yet! Maybe they were due to explode when their bye happened to fall. But, thus far, there hasn’t been a single game where they looked like vintage New Orleans…where you could see that a Super Bowl win was a possibility…where they deserved to be up high in computer ratings or Power Ratings.

A quick review:

Atlanta: lost to what’s turned out to be a bad team

Cleveland: lost to what’s probably a non-playoff team

Minnesota: won 20-9 against a non-playoff team with an…

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Wayne Root: Can the Arizona Cardinals Shock the NFL World?

The KING OF UPSETS is always on the lookout for SHOCK THE SYSTEM possibilities. Many here in Las Vegas saw the Arizona Cardinals as a potential darkhorse in the NFC West race this season. We’re almost halfway through the 2014 campaign…and that Cinderella story seems to be coming true.

 

NFC WEST STANDINGS

Arizona 5-1

San Francisco 4-3

Seattle 3-3

St. Louis 2-4

Many voices I respect here in town thought Seattle was likely to suffer some sort of Super Bowl letdown. Maybe they weren’t going to fall all the way out of the playoff picture (one major online publication now says the Seahawks are an underdog…

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Network Notebook: TV Preview…Ole Miss/LSU

Not long ago, the #3 Mississippi Rebels relished their role as giant-killers when scoring an upset over SEC powerhouse Alabama. It was a statement victory, and launched Ole Miss very seriously into the national championship discussion. Head Coach Hugh Freeze had made it clear he was intent on building a serious title contender. That moment has arrived.

But the pressures that come with being at the top have also arrived. For the first time in this new regime, the Rebels have a target painted squarely on their backs when they visit #24 LSU this Saturday Night in a game that will…

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How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 8

Heads up for a schedule quirk this week, as the game in London featuring the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons Sunday will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET, 6:30 a.m. out here in Las Vegas. Sharps and squares will need to have their bets in that game finalized by Saturday Night!

The NY Giants and San Francisco 49ers have a bye this week, leaving us a lucky 13 Sunday NFL games spread out over four TV windows…followed by the Monday Nighter featuring Washington and Dallas.

Here’s the weekly look at how sharps have been betting the NFL. Keep in mind that game days…

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Network Notebook: TV Preview…Oregon/California

A few weeks ago, national championship contender Oregon had apparently been exposed as a pretender. They had once again become a sitting duck in Pac 12 play…facing opponents who have grown accustomed to the challenges they present. Washington State played dead even with them for 3.5 quarters…and that’s quite an insult if you’re supposed to be a great team! Then, Arizona knocked Oregon off in storied Autzen Stadium.

How bad was it going to get for Oregon?

Turns out, maybe not so bad. They crushed UCLA 42-30 in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score made it sound…then dominated…

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The College Gridiron Report

QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS OF FOUR REALLY BIG GAMES THIS FRIDAY/SATURDAY

PLUS NFL NEWS & NOTES INCLUDING WHAT TO WATCH WITH NYJ’S PERCY HARVIN

Okay, so you’re just gonna have to sit tight till Monday when the first-ever College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings come out but, heck, there’s a boatload of great/important games between now and then and so let’s get right to our key Friday/Saturday quick-hitter previews:

On Friday, it’s...#6 OREGON (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12) at CALIFORNIA (4-3, 2-3 Pac-12) - 10 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1Hope you hadn’t already tossed the Oregon Ducks from your four-team CFP mix! True, Oregon’s got a blemish on…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: When Home Field is Worth ZERO

We’ve reached the point in the college football season where home field advantage is worth ZERO for a handful of teams. Soon, that’s going to be two handfuls…and by mid-November, there are going to be teams all over the schedule who will literally gain NO benefit from playing on their home field.

Now, I want to be clear here that I’m not talking about neutral site games, or what have been called “home-neutral” like when Syracuse plays at the Meadowlands or California takes the field Friday Night vs. Oregon at the San Francisco 49ers new stadium. I’m talking about teams who…

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How Sharps are Betting Thursday and Friday Football

A marquee matchup in the NFL that also happens to be a playoff rematch kicks off Thursday and Friday action when the San Diego Chargers (5-2) visit the Denver Broncos (5-2) tonight on CBS. That’s likely to be one of the most heavily bet Thursday Night games of the whole season because of its high profile…and because squares come out of the woodwork to bet on Peyton Manning!

How have sharps been strategizing for this game? Let’s take a look at that matchup and the SIX college games set for tonight and tomorrow night. As always, we’ll take the games in…

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Network Notebook: NFL TV Preview…Chargers/Broncos

Denver Broncos fans certainly have to be wondering if the San Diego Chargers possess the Kryptonite that keeps Peyton Manning from being a superhero. They’ve seen with their own eyes that San Diego has no fear when they’re playing a mile high. These teams played on this field twice last season. Here were the results…

 

San Diego (+10) beat Denver 27-20

San Diego (+8) lost to Denver 24-17 in the playoffs

 

That’s a 44-44 tie through 120 minutes. You all should know that Denver enjoys a huge home field advantage. That two-game virtual tie really jumps out when you see the other regular…

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VSM Exclusive Preview: Miami at Virginia Tech on ESPN

The ACC has mostly stayed off the college football radar beneath the drama at Florida State. Nobody else in the league has a chance to crash the Final Four party later in the season. Nobody besides Clemson is even ranked this week. But, a truly fascinating race is shaping up in the Coastal Division…which will surely be discussed Thursday Night when Miami visits Virginia Tech in a nationally televised game on ESPN.

Any of the seven teams can win it!

In fact, all seven teams are currently within a game of each other in the standings (first place is 2-1, last place…

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Midweek Report

WE GET IT ROLLIN’ WITH A THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW AS CHARGERS-BRONCOS BATTLE IT OUT IN DENVER

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE INCLUDES OUR LATEST INSTALLMENT OF THE HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST AND SNEAK PEEKS AT THURSDAY’S VIRGINIA TECH-MIAMI BASH PLUS ‘BAMA-TENNESSEE

Let this one roll around in your brain for a few seconds: The AFC West hasn’t had a Super Bowl winning team since January 31, 1999 when the QB John Elway-led Denver Broncos busted the Atlanta Falcons 34-19.

In fact, since that night in Miami - when the Broncos strung together back-to-back titles for the only time in team history - there’s been…

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Network Notebook: World Series Pitching Notes

The football schedule is about to get busy again, which means we won’t have a chance to go day-by-day through the World Series with stat previews in each and every pitching matchup. So, we’ve put together the next best thing! Today in the NOTEBOOK, a look at the stat performances of projected rotation starters for both the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals.

Yesterday we talked about staff aces Madison Bumgarner and James Shields. Let’s see how those guys stack up amidst the four-man rotations that have been seeing action in October. We’ll start with the Giants, who are…

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How Sharps are Betting Tuesday Football and the World Series

Avid football bettors were ecstatic when lesser known conferences started putting games on Tuesday Night to get some TV exposure. Sharps recognized a great opportunity to beat a soft number that was rushed into the market by oddsmakers. For that reason, we’ll pick some spots this season here at Vegas-Sports-Masters to cover sharp betting on Tuesday action.

Of course, Tuesday’s a great day to file a report this week because the World Series begins tonight in Kansas City! Let’s see how sharps have been betting Tuesday Night college football and the Fall Classic…

ARKANSAS STATE at LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (Tuesday-ESPN2): An opener of Arkansas…

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VSM Exclusive Preview: Arkansas State at Louisiana Lafayette

It’s Tuesday Night Football on ESPN2! Las Vegas bettors want to win their football bets no matter what night of the week…and no matter how UN-marquee the matchup is. Your buddies may not be able to find the campus sites for Arkansas State and Louisiana Lafayette on a map. You don’t care about that. You want to find the winner, then enjoy watching yourself win on TV.

Here’s some quick information to help you…

First, be aware that this is actually a huge game in the Sun Belt. Most respected ratings systems have these two teams duking it out with Georgia Southern…

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Network Notebook: World Series Preview…Game One

At no point during the regular season, in the Wildcard play-in games, or even during the Division Round of the 2014 Major League Playoffs was anyone imagining a World Series battle between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. They didn’t have the pitching. They didn’t have the offense. They were seemingly outclassed by most anyone they’d face in the brackets. Maybe they’d catch some breaks and have an interesting run.

Instead, they both had DOMINANT runs by playing aggressive confident baseball against a bunch of overrated opponents that kept sitting around hoping something good would happen!

The Giants and…

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Wayne Root: False Football Favorites are Everywhere!

It amazes me every October how oddsmakers continue to post “false favorites” on the board in college and pro football. There are teams laying points that are clearly the underdog in that week’s scenario. And, there are often favorites of more than a TD who are in true coin-flip situations that could go either way.

A great example of a false favorite from this past weekend was Stanford (-) at Arizona State. Clients know I had the Sun Devils for this week’s PINNACLE play. I thought they should have been favored. Turns out they should have been favored by a lot!…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Handicapping the World Series

I’ll be back in a few days to talk football again. But, I wanted to put together a special report on handicapping the World Series for everyone who studied hard here in my College of Advanced Sports Betting and Handicapping throughout the summer.

I have to admit that we’ve seen a stunning chain of developments through the baseball postseason. Even if you liked Kansas City as a potential darkhorse in the American League, you didn’t expect them to storm through the brackets in such dramatic fashion! And, if you liked San Francisco in the NL, you probably tried to talk yourself…

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Weekend Wrapup and World Series Preview

PEYTON MANNING’S RECORD-BREAKER TD THROW LEADS THE NFL WEEK 7 KEY STORYLINES

PLUS THE MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW/FORECAST AS TEXANS-STEELERS COLLIDE

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: FLORIDA STATE SURVIVES ITS 31-27 WIN OVER ND

OUR WORLD SERIES PREVIEW: GIANTS VS. ROYALS AND EVEN THE ODDSMAKERS ARE VEXED

As it turned out, the single-best bet this past football weekend was made by the guys/gals who went “over” 2.5 touchdown passes thrown by Denver Broncos’ QB Peyton Manning (okay, so you had to lay - 160, but no sweat!) in Sunday Night Football’s 42-17 rout by the home team over the hapless San Francisco 49ers.

Manning got his…

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Network Notebook: NFL TV Preview…Texans/Steelers

It will become a major theme of Monday preview coverage on TV…what else can you talk about when the last two teams to take the field in Week 7 are both sitting right at the .500 mark with 3-3 records?! The Houston Texans are 3-3, trying to chase down the Indianapolis Colts at the top of the AFC South. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-3, and trying to chase down everyone else in the AFC North because Cincinnati, Baltimore, and Cleveland all have better records!

The winner of MNF moves to 4-3, and has a chance to compete for a playoff spot…

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Two 100-Unit Blowouts CASH in Saturday College Football!
Two 100-Unit Blowouts Top Saturday College Football!Michigan State (-16) 56, Indiana 17Marshall (-21) 45, Florida International 13

100-Unit NFL Blowout Game Of Week Set To Deliver Knockout Punch Today

By Kelso Sturgeon

Lessons learned in college football were many Saturday and after the dust settled we know for sure to never piss off Alabama coach Nick Saban, that conference play has teams cannibalizing one another and that underdog Missouri proved in a definitive way the power of the bounce-back theory.

I was also a day in which I released two winning 100-unit plays - Michigan State (-16) over Indiana and Marshall (-21) over…

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Network Notebook: NFL TV Preview…Niners/Broncos

The San Francisco 49ers were just a few inches away from beating the Seattle Seahawks last season in the NFC Championship game. If Colin Kaepernicks pass to Michael Crabtree had been completed in the end zone in the final moments…it would have been the Niners facing Denver at the Meadowlands with the Lombardi Trophy on the line.

Sunday Night, the Niners will be facing Denver in Denver, in a game that will be nationally televised by NBC.

It won’t have a Super Bowl feel because it’s not a neutral field. But, that just means a win by San Francisco would be even…

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How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 7

A big Sunday of NFL action this week includes a few matchups of teams who either qualified for last year’s playoffs…or who could face each other in this year’s playoffs. And, the Sunday Night game was “almost” the Super Bowl last February, with San Francisco visiting Denver after just missing a trip to the big game last year.

Only two bye teams this week, with Philadelphia and Tampa Bay sitting out. Let’s jump right in. Games are presented in rotation order so you can make notes in your schedule.

CINCINNATI AT INDIANAPOLIS: Both of these teams are favored to win their respective…

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Saturday & Sunday Football Previews

NFL WEEK 7 KICKS OFF AND THE PATRIOTS BLOCK LAST-SECOND JETS FG TO SNAG 27-25 WIN

MORE NFL WEEK 7 PREVIEWS AS BENGALS-COLTS AND GIANTS-COWBOYS SET TO COLLIDE SUNDAY

OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEWS FEATURE A QUARTET OF TOP 25 SHOWDOWNS

The NFL Week 7 menu started last night - and this was no typical Thursday night blowout.

Instead, the 9.5-point favorite New England Patriots needed to block a low-flying K Nick Folk field goal from 58 yards out to hold off the now 1-and-6 New York Jets 27-25 and hope you watched the post-game presser involving NYJ head coach Rex Ryan who was a…

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Network Notebook: TV Preview…Notre Dame/FSU

We’ve talked in recent days about how this Saturday night’s Notre Dame/Florida State game could be a virtual “quarterfinal” play-in game for college football’s Final Four championship tournament. You know that the SEC West champion is going to be there. It’s fairly likely that the Big 12 champion is going to be there. If defending National Champion Florida State runs the table, it would seem impossible to keep them out no matter what’s been happening off the field. If Notre Dame runs the table with a win over FSU…the Irish are a shoe-in.

Obviously there’s a lot of football left. And,…

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How Sharps are Betting Thursday and Friday Football (Plus MLB!)

Great stuff this week on the Thursday and Friday tickets…with a classic blood rivalry in the NFL, important conference games in the ACC and Mountain West…and what could be the final game of the 2014 NLCS when the Giants try to end the series at home against the Cardinals Thursday.

We’ll take the games in rotation order so you can make notes in your schedules…

NEW YORK JETS at NEW ENGLAND (Thursday-NFL): An opener of New England -9 has been bet up to -9.5 and -10. We’re starting to see signs of a tug-of-war between those latter two numbers. Early position-takers have…

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NCAA Football Previews

THERE’S THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY ACTION INCLUDING OUR IN-DEPTH LOOK AT #5 NOTRE DAME AT #2 FLORIDA STATE

Let’s face it ...College Football fans have been blessed with a slew of Top 25 matchups the past couple of weeks and now you turn around and there are five - count ‘em, five - showdowns this Saturday pitting Top 25 teams against one another but only one of those games is getting marquee coast-to-coast attention ...

Welcome to all the hub-bub regarding #5 Notre Dame at #2 Florida State - now it’s gonna be our turn here at Jim Sez to chuck in our two cents’…

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Network Notebook: NFL TV Preview…Jets/Pats

Rex Ryan and Geno Smith could be out of a job by the weekend. The New York Jets are off to a woeful 1-5 start, with their only victory coming in a tight decision over the Oakland Raiders…one of the two worst teams in the NFL (along with Jacksonville). The franchise had been trending in the wrong direction for a long time. An ill-advised gamble with Geno Smith at quarterback looks like it might be the final bone-headed straw to break the camel’s back.

How can a 1-5 team go on the road to beat Tom Brady and the New England…

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Wayne Root: Stick With What Works!

Having made my living as a sports handicapper and sports bettor here in Las Vegas for many years, I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t work for the betting public. I’m a very strong believer in focusing on your strengths when it comes to making money. I live in a house that winners built! Most sports bettors don't live like kings because they make poor betting decisions.

 

WHAT THE PUBLIC DOES WRONG

Betting too many games

Betting too large for their bankrolls

Betting for entertainment

Thinking they’re smart when they got lucky!

That last one was omnipresent this past Sunday in the NFL. The public (and…

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Network Notebook: Is Mississippi State a True #1?

The sports world was pretty much in shock when it was announced Sunday that Mississippi State was the new #1 team in the college football world. Sure, they have been playing great ball. But, it’s rare for the pollsters to let a #3 team leapfrog #1…particularly when that #1 team is undefeated and the defending national champions themselves!

And, that doesn’t even account for the fact that Mississippi State as a co-#3 with Ole Miss. And, Ole Miss was impressive Saturday Night winning on the road at Texas A&M. What the voting tells you is that a lot of pollsters are…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Football’s Full of Surprises

I don’t need to tell you…just hours after Mississippi State was named the #1 team in the country in college football…and after the Dallas Cowboys utterly dominated the Seattle Seahawks (in Seattle!) that the sports betting world has been full of surprises in recent weeks. Either one of those by themselves would have been tough to imagine back in August. That they would happen almost unison is a parlay without a payoff. Nobody could imagine odds that long!

Of course, it’s not just those two teams. Ole Miss is right on the heels of their state rival in the SEC West…

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NFL Week 6 Recap

COWBOYS WIN “HOUSE MONEY” GAME AGAINST THE DEFENDING CHAMP SEAHAWKS PLUS EAGLES SPANK THE GIANTS -- AND MORE!

WE’VE GOT A MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW/FORECAST AS 49ERS-RAMS CLASH IN ST. LOO …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: MORE MAGIC FROM MISS STATE AND OLE MISS (ARE THEY RIGHT NOW THE TWO BEST TEAMS IN AMERICA?)

Right on, Troy Aikman!

The three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys circa early 1990s really hit the nail on the proverbial head in Sunday’s 30-23 Cowboys’ win at 10-point favorite Seattle:

Not only was the Hall of Fame slinger correct when he called this one a “house money”…

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Network Notebook: NFL TV Preview…Niners/Rams

The San Francisco 49ers have played in the last three NFC Championship games, but don’t yet have a Super Bowl ring to show for it. It’s generally assumed that THIS is the final season of the Jim Harbaugh era because he and the front office have grown tired of each other during this marriage of near-misses and heartbreaks.

Is the best this team has to offer already in the rearview mirror? Or, have recent gut-check wins over Philadelphia and Kansas City made it clear that the Niners are still a force to be reckoned with in the championship chase?

 

DID SF PLAY…

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NFL Week 6 Key Previews

PATS-BILLS, COWBOYS-SEAHAWKS AND GIANTS-EAGLES HEADLINE THE ACTION

Okay, so the NFL may no longer have any unbeaten teams out there but there’s plenty of hot action when it comes to divisional races - just this weekend alone we’ve got an early-season battle for the top spot in the AFC East between New England at Buffalo and the NFC East has its own little race these days with Philadelphia hosting the New York Giants on Sunday night while 4-1 Dallas travels to Seattle.

Might the Eagles, Giants and Cowboys all be 4-2 SU (straight-up) by the end of Sunday evening? We’ll see.

Lots of…

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Network Notebook: NFL Week 6 Previews

Another very busy schedule in the NFL this weekend, with marquee matchups all over the card. Let’s jump right into our weekly look at JIM HURLEY’ key indicator stats for each showdown. Games are presented in Nevada rotation order. Note that schedule strength rankings come from Jeff Sagarin’s numbers at USA Today.

 

Denver: 6.1 on offense, 5.0 on defense, #4 schedule, -1 turnover

NY Jets: 5.0 on offense, 5.1 on defense, #15 schedule, -6 turnovers

Las Vegas Line: Denver by 9.5, total of 47.5

The line keeps going up because sharps don’t have any faith in New York’s quarterback situation. Geno Smith has struggled.…

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How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 6

Quarterback injuries have muddied the waters a bit in three different games this weekend. As we go to press Friday around lunchtime in the East, official numbers still aren’t up and widely available in games involving the Titans, Vikings, and Cardinals because it’s not yet known who will be playing quarterback. Sharps can’t bet a game until it’s on the board!

We’ll run through the rest of the card for you here in our weekly Friday NFL feature. As always, games are presented in rotation order so you can make notes in your schedules.

DENVER AT NY JETS: Denver was a very…

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31
Oct
Rams LB Dunbar questionable for Sunday

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Rams deemed linebacker Jo- Lonn Dunbar questionable for Sunday's tilt against the San Francisco 49ers.

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31
Oct
Niners LB Willis questionable for Sunday

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the St. Louis Rams.

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31
Oct
Texans' Clowney questionable vs. Eagles

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is back on the team's injury report, with the 2014 No. 1 overall pick questionable to play in Sunday's home game against Philadelphia.

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31
Oct
Romo to be game-time decision

Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was held out of practice for a third straight day on Friday, though the team remains hopeful that the veteran's ailing back will be healed enough for him to play in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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31
Oct
Dorm Report: Rooting for the lesser of two evils

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - I really do try my best not to hate anyone, seeing as how that word can be thrown around rather easily, which is why it was so tough watching the Florida State-Louisville game on Thursday night.

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31
Oct
Still unbeaten: FSU rallies from 21 down in Louisville

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Florida State escaped by the skin of its teeth once again on Thursday.

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31
Oct
NCAA denies Gurley's appeal

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Todd Gurley's appeal of his suspension has been denied, the NCAA tweeted Thursday night.

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31
Oct
Top-25 College Football Game Capsules

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Florida State escaped by the skin of its teeth once again on Thursday. The second-ranked Seminoles fell into a huge hole against upset-minded Louisville but scored 35 of the final 42 points to pull out a hard-fought 42-31 victory in a hostile environment. Florida State trailed 21-0 against one of the nation's stingiest defenses and never blinked an eye. Dalvin Cook scored the go-ahead touchdown with 3:46 remaining, and the Seminoles (8-0, 5-0 ACC) miraculously ran their school-record winning streak to 24. Jameis Winston was intercepted three times and still wound up throwing for 401 yards and three touchdowns for the Seminoles, who racked up 574 yards of total offense -- more than 300 than the Cardinals had allowed coming in. Will Gardner threw for 330 yards, 214 of which went to DeVante Parker, while Michael Dyer gashed the Seminoles for 134 yards and three TDs on the ground. Louisville (6-2, 4-2) was trying to end FSU's 19-game win streak against ACC opponents in their first meeting as conference rivals.

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31
Oct
Kentucky No. 1 in AP preseason hoops poll

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Reigning national runner-up Kentucky was an overwhelming choice for the No. 1 spot as the Associated Press revealed its preseason Top 25 men's basketball poll.

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30
Oct
UConn women unanimous preseason No. 1, again

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Connecticut will start the women's college basketball season the same way it ended the 2013-14 campaign, as the top team in the nation.

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28
Oct
Hawaii fires men's hoops coach Arnold

Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) - Hawaii men's basketball coach Gib Arnold has been fired after four seasons, the university announced Tuesday.

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28
Oct
Dorm Report: Carolina blues

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - It has not been the best three years for North Carolina basketball and not just because the Tar Heels haven't won the ACC Tournament or made it to the Final Four.

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1
Nov
Kings beat Blazers for first win of season

Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rudy Gay posted a game and season-best 40 points along with eight rebounds as Sacramento picked up its first win of the year with a 103-94 triumph over Portland on Friday night.

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1
Nov
Griffin, Clippers top Lakers

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Griffin scored a game-high 39 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers past the Los Angeles Lakers, 118-111, on Friday.

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1
Nov
Thomas helps Suns surge past Spurs

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Isaiah Thomas finally got the Phoenix Suns over the hump.

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1
Nov
National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph scored 22 points with 13 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-89 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday. Marc Gasol, coming off a career-high 32 points in Memphis' season- opening win over Minnesota, deposited 20 points with six rebounds. Mike Conley added 17 points in the win. Chris Copeland came off the bench to score 16 points, while CJ Miles and Donald Sloan contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively, for Indiana, which opened the season with a 103-91 win over Philadelphia.

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31
Oct
Giants throw spooktacular bash for third World Series parade

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - For the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants dressed as World Series champions on Halloween.

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31
Oct
Closer Hawkins returning to Rockies for 2015

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - LaTroy Hawkins will be back for a 21st major league season after the Colorado Rockies exercised the veteran closer's 2015 contract option on Friday.

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31
Oct
Cubs ax Renteria to clear way for Maddon

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs will officially make Joe Maddon their new manager on Monday and got rid of their current one on Friday, with the team dismissing Rick Renteria after just one season.

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31
Oct
Rays exercise 2015 option for Zobrist

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays have exercised their 2015 club option on utilityman Ben Zobrist.

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