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How to bet the PGA Championship

Looking to place a couple of bets on the PGA Championship? Dave Tuley and Will Harris offer the best values and provide their general wagering strategy for this week's event at Baltusrol.

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Watson viewed as favorite to be No. 1 pick (1:00)
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6dDavid Purdum

Vegas sportsbook operator fined; CEO ousted

CG Technology will pay a $1.5 million fine and president and CEO Lee Amaitis will resign after failing to fix problems with the company's computerized bookmaking system.

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7dPhil Steele

The 13 biggest CFB surprise teams for 2016

The top of the 2016 college football heap is projected to look a lot like the end of 2015 -- starting with Alabama and Clemson. But what are the sneaky-good teams that could crash the CFP party?

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S. Korean baseball players allegedly fixed games

South Korean prosecutors have indicted two baseball players for allegedly manipulating games in what could be another blow to the reputation of the country's professional sports leagues.

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15dReed Kuhn

UFC 300: What will MMA look like?

Reed Kuhn takes a closer look at what the sport of mixed martial arts could look like when UFC 300 occurs, including a potential playoff-style competition and the increased use of technology.

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Looking at projected win totals for Clemson, Alabama (1:10)
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MLB PickCenter

Looking to bet on MLB? Get deep insights into the betting trends for all of the day's games.

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Four charged for alleged illegal bets on NFL

The Brooklyn DA announced Thursday corruption enterprise and other charges against four men in a ring that allegedly took in nearly $1 billion in illegal wagers on NFL games.

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26dDavid Purdum

Two proposals urge to lift ban on sports betting

Pennsylvania and the U.S. Conference of Mayors each adopted resolutions in support of taking a new look at how the country approaches the massive underground sports-betting market.

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39dDavid Purdum

New York Senate approves fantasy sports

The New York Senate passed a bill that clarifies the legality of fantasy sports. It will be sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office next week, and he is expected to sign the bill into law.

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50dBen Fawkes

Spreads for every NFL team, Weeks 1-16

Looking for a line for your favorite NFL team? Chalk presents the lines for every team for Weeks 1-16, courtesy of CG Technology.

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54dDave Tuley

SuperContest announces administrative fee

As Dave Tuley reports from Las Vegas, the prestigious Westgate SuperContest will begin charging an administrative fee this season to cover costs.

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    The unique life of Las Vegas gambler

    After three arrests and a year in a halfway house, Alan "Dink" Denkenson gave up bookmaking, moved to Las Vegas and became a pro gambler. But times have changed for Dink and other old-school professional sports bettors, writes David Hill.

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Adam Silver's bold stance on gambling (1:53)
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69dMike Fish

Meet the world's most successful gambler

For four decades, other gamblers have tried to be Billy Walters while investigators have tried to bring him down. And for four decades, the world's most successful sports bettor has outrun them all.

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Vegas ranks all 32 NFL teams

Following the NFL draft, Dave Tuley and Chalk's group of Vegas handicappers rank all 32 teams. The Dallas Cowboys are on the rise, while the Denver Broncos fall several spots.

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What's the future for Daily Fantasy Sports? (5:57)
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Tuley: Early Week 1 NFL value bets

Dave Tuley breaks down all 16 Week 1 NFL lines and picks out his early best value bets.

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Latest futures odds

ESPN Chalk presents the latest futures odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook in a variety of sports.

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Appears 6000-1 longshot Charles Barkley will come up just short @ celeb golf tourney. He's in last, trailing leader Mardy Fish by 118 points

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After winning a pot worth over 4 million, James Obst has over 6 MM total - good enough for a spot in the top five on Day 5 of the 2016 WSOP main event. He's sitting across from 2014 Big One for One Drop champion Dan Colman, who has over 8 million. 137 players remain.