LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat will sit out tonight’s home game against the New York Knicks because of leg injuries, and Las Vegas oddsmakers have adjusted the betting line by five points.
Florida Gulf Coast University already has made history at the men’s national college basketball tournament, and sports bettors in Las Vegas now are counting on the high-flying Eagles to make them some money.
The San Francisco 49ers are unified behind coach Jim Harbaugh, former quarterback Ron Jaworski says. They take that solid approach into the Super Bowl as Las Vegas oddsmakers’ four-point favorites to beat the Baltimore Ravens.
The safety taken by Baltimore punter Sam Koch with four seconds left in the Ravens’ 34-31 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers was one final blow in what may have been a losing night for Las Vegas bookmakers.
The San Francisco 49ers were the oddsmakers’ pick to win all five of their previous Super Bowl trips. Back in the National Football League championship game for the first time in 18 years, the 49ers are favorites again.
The Philadelphia Phillies moved past the New York Yankees to become bookmakers’ favorites to win the 2011 World Series, following reports that the team signed free- agent pitcher Cliff Lee , a two-time All-Star.
Gold futures rose to a three-week high as concern mounted that Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis will escalate, and the dollar drop’s spurred demand for the metal as an alternative asset. Silver jumped 3.5 percent.