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MLB Preview – LA Dogers take on St. Louis Cardinals

The Major League Baseball All Star break is over and the second half of the season is underway.  On Sunday night two teams looking to climb back into contention after a substandard start to the season will do battle as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the St. Louis Cardinals in the ‘Gateway City’.   The Dodgers started slowly after their torrid late season run last year but thanks to improved play and the struggles of the San Francisco Giants they’re


Questions Abound In 2013 Kentucky Derby

Perhaps the most fascinating thing about horse racing–or more specifically the betting component of the sport–is its complexity. To be successful a handicapper has to deal with countless interlocking variables and other ‘moving parts’. Pedigree, past performance, class of opposition, workouts, jockeys and weather are just a few of these. Once a handicapper understands how each individual horse will perform on a specific track he has to figure out how these horses will compete against each other–to do that the


Kenya’s Wesley Korir Wins Boston Marathon

For those of you not paying attention, it’s Patriot Day in Boston. That’s why the Red Sox hosted the Rays in a game starting at the bararic time of 8:05 AM Pacific. It’s also the traditional running of the Boston Marathon which was won–like so many other years–by a Kenyan competitor. Wesley Korir overcame leg cramps and unseasonably high temperatures to battle back and win the 116th Boston Marathon in gutsy fashion. At one point, Korir had to slow down


Martin Kaymer Survives Playoff To Win PGA Championship

It was apparent going into this weekend’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits that the tournament was a wide open affair, so it wasn’t surprising that it produced a first time winner.  Martin Kaymer outlasted Bubba Watson in a three hole playoff to earn his first major victory in what was a bizarre finish to four days of competition at the Wisconsin golf course on the shores of Lake Michigan.  Watson finished second ahead of third place Rory McIlroy and  Zach