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.
The New York Giants have a difficult road to the National Football League playoffs just two weeks into the season, as only 8.8 percent of 0-2 teams recovered to make the postseason in the past 11 years.
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.