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  • NFL Suicide Pools: Millions Lost Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    If you are a gambler, you are familiar with NFL suicide pools. The idea is that you can only pick one team per week to win. If that team loses, you are eliminated. It's best with the NFL because there is such parity that there's always a pretty steady weeding out every week. But this year is the most brutal...

  • Beasley Continues With Adidas Story Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 11:12 PM ET

    Michael Beasley's sticking to the line that he's been in adidas shoes his entire life. We're fine with that. But there's no reason to go out of the way to say you've been completely loyal if there are thousands of photos that suggest otherwise.

  • At the Wynn Las Vegas, the Patriots were the favorite to win the Super Bowl, listed at 7-to-2 to win the Super Bowl before the injury. The odds have now gone up by 2.5 times to 10-to-1.

  • Tom Brady: Biggest Loss Is Fantasy Value Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 11:20 AM ET
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is helped off the field by medical personnel after being hit during play.

    Tom Brady will still make his 2008 salary. The Patriots will still sell out. So who's the most hurt in the most immediate future by the New England Patriots quarterback and his potential season ending knee injury?

  • Serena Williams

    Last night, Serena Williams won the U.S. Open title with a victory over Jelena Jankovic. With that, most Americans will now forget about watching tennis for another three months. But when women's tennis comes back in 2009, WTA CEO Larry Scott is changing up a whole lot of things.

  • Gillette Stadium

    Today, we were live from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., with Patriots owner Bob Kraft co-hosting the show. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stopped by to talk about the state of the league.

  • Today's Top Videos: Sin City, SEC's Cox & More... Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    SEC Chairman Christopher Cox talks about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's stock movements while Sin City's gambling industry faces an economic earthquake. Following are today's top videos:

  • Pizza Delivery Is Guaranteed Again Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 11:09 PM ET

    Since there is plenty of sports business going on here in Beijing, I've tried to keep the cultural posts to a minimum, but before I leave here I have to tell you one major thing: Domino's delivery here is 30 minutes or less -- guaranteed.

  • Specialty Tape Crashes Olympics Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 1:59 AM ET
    U.S. beach volleyball team Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, from left, celebrate after they won 2-0 against Brazil's team Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta Silva during their final match at the FIVB beach volleyball world championships in Berlin on Saturday, June 25, 2005. The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup 2005 runs through Sunday, June 26, 2005, in German capital. (AP Photo/ Jan Bauer)

    With Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor winning women's beach volleyball today, Kinesio comes out as a big winner as well. The company hasn't paid Walsh or any other Olympic athlete a dime to wear its strange looking tape -- they just donated 50,000 rolls to 58 countries competing in Beijing.

  • Sports Illustrated Cover Statistics Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 1:18 AM ET

    This week's Sports Illustrated is Michael Phelps' fourth appearance on the cover. For those that are interested, here are the people that have made the most appearances on the cover of the publication. For the record, I have every cover with Michael Jordan on it.

  • Usain 'Lightning' Bolt: Best Name Ever? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt is the world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. Being the first guy to win Olympic gold in both since Carl Lewis did it in 1984 is a big deal. But the name "Bolt" is marketing gold. Know a better one? Tell me!

  • Michael Phelps' Wardrobe Malfunction: Reader Poll Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 1:08 PM ET
    Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps showed up to the Bud party here in Beijing last night wearing a Lacoste shirt and a Lacoste hat. How about it, readers -- Take my poll: Should he ONLY wear his sponsors' togs??

  • My Interview With Michael Phelps Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 5:28 PM ET

    Today, at a news conference announcing that Michael Phelps would be in London for the closing ceremony -- with a Visa handoff event to the 2012 games -- I had a chance to catch up with the swimming superstar.

  • Deron Williams of USA and Yao Ming of China (l-r) compete during Men's preliminary basketball game, 2008 Beijing Olympics

    So the U.S. men's basketball team beats China by a healthy 31 points. So when they make the odds for the Angola game, they put the Angolans as 44-point underdogs. I can understand the rationale, but that's a lot of points.

  • Sega's "Beijing 2008": The Thumb Olympics Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    Beijing 2008 Game

    The next generation of gamer now has the same opportunity to develop early arthritis. The game is called "Beijing 2008" and its developed by Sega for XBox 360 and Playstation 3.

  • Carl Lewis Might Be Back... To Sing Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 2:24 AM ET

    Nine-time gold medalist Carl Lewis will always be remembered for what he did on the track. Unfortunately, he'll also be remembered for what some might call the worst public singing of our National Anthem.

  • Big Brown Takes Risk To Run Haskell Invitational Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 9:24 AM ET
    Kent Desormeaux rides Big Brown across the finish line to win 133rd Preakness horse race, Baltimore, Maryland

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown is running in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth park in New Jersey on Sunday. My reaction? I can't believe it.

  • NCAA Can't Stop Fantasy Games Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 4:12 PM ET

    I have a secret. For the last four years, I've been playing fantasy college football and we've been using all the players names. For the first year, I worried that the NCAA was going to shut down the online service we use in mid-season because it's an obvious no-no for a service like this to profit off the names of players.

  • I posed that question last week after I had been reading about gamblers complaining about bounced checks and being told it was going to take longer to get their money. Here are some responses. I have withheld names from these submissions for obvious reasons.

  • This week, Rep. Jim A. McDermott (D-Wash.) introduced legislation that would legalize, regulate and tax online gambling. I’m not sure if it’s ever going to happen, but in the meantime, it should be noted that it’s getting harder and harder to bet online. Let me rephrase that.