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23hReed Kuhn and Brett Okamoto

Betting guide to UFC 201

23hReed Kuhn and Brett Okamoto

Betting guide to UFC 201

Reed Kuhn uses analytics to find the best value bets for Saturday night's UFC 201 card in Atlanta and Brett Okamoto breaks down the main event title fight between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley

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2dJohnny Wilds

How to bet Santa Cruz-Frampton featherweight title fight

Saturday's WBA featherweight showdown between champion Leo Santa Cruz and challenger Carl Frampton headlines PBC on Showtime, and Johnny Wilds breaks down the betting market and gives his pick.

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4dDave Tuley

Michael Ruane's anonymity was nice while it lasted

Michael Ruane has lived most of his life in poker obscurity, exactly how he wanted it. But those days are gone now that he's a member of the 2016 World Series of Poker's November Nine.

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3dTim Fiorvanti

Olympic gold medal betting odds

ESPN Chalk presents the latest futures odds for a wide variety of Olympic events, as well as odds for total gold medals by country

Watson viewed as favorite to be No. 1 pick (1:00)
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9dDavid 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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11dPhil 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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19dReed 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.

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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30dDavid 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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42dDavid 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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53dBen 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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57dDave 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.

72dMike 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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81dDave Tuley

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.

What's the future for Daily Fantasy Sports? (5:57)
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102dDave Tuley

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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2dBen Fawkes

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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Nevada casino June winnings: Blackjack $83.4m Craps $32.1m Roulette $25.6m Baccarat $76.9m Sports $7.8m Penny slots $254.9m (Per NGC)

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With June's win, Nevada sports books have come out ahead in 35 consecutive months. Have not had a losing month in nearly 3 yrs (July 2013).

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Nevada sports books won $7.87 million on sports in June, a 47.29 percent decrease from last June. Hold percentage was a tiny 2.62 percent.

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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.

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With the elimination of Johnny Chan in 180th place, Greg Raymer is the last WSOP main event champion remaining in the 2016 field. He has 2.3 million chips -- an above-average stack with 173 players left. We're nearly 2 full levels into Day 5.

November Nine would benefit from a woman

If Friday's events are an indication of the level of poker being played by women, Tim Fiorvanti writes a tipping point is becoming inevitable. Excitement gaining

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Play has resumed post-dinner break on Day 4 of the 2016 World Series of Poker main event, and the cameras are now rolling on three features tables. This inaugural group being covered includes Greg Raymer, Ryan Riess, Maria Ho and Melanie Weisner.

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There are only three former WSOP main event champions left in the 2016 field and two of them -- 2004 winner Greg Raymer and 2013 winner Ryan Riess -- are seated next to one another. 584 players remain after nearly three hours of play on Day 4.

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We're less than 30 minutes into Day 4 of the 2016 World Series of Poker main event, and more than 10 percent of the 800 players in the field to start play Friday have already been eliminated.