ESPN Deportes, which will offer more UEFA Champions League matches than any television network in the U.S., will provide extensive, season-long coverage from the group stage through the final match. AS RomaWeds., Sept. Liverpool vs. Each match day, the network will televise selected matches LIVE, while featuring the remaining matches on short turnaround or tape delay. Chelsea FCWeds., Sept. Olympique Lyonnais vs. FC Porto vs. 8 Matchday #6**Match schedule still TBD
The ESPN Deportes coverage of UEFA Champions League will include three teams of announcers made up of ESPN broadcasting veteran Luis Omar Tapia (play-byplay), Diego Balado (analysis), Randy Alvarez (play-by-play) and soccer legend Mario Kempes, who will be making his debut as UEFA Champions League analyst. AFC Ajax vs. 23 – Weds. 16 1:00 a.m. 14, 2004– Matchday #1 to Feature Europe’s Best Clubs, Including Defending Champions FC Porto, FC Barcelona, Juventus FC, Manchester United FC, Liverpool and Real Madrid CF
ESPN Deportes will begin its extensive coverage of the 2004 UEFA Champions League season this week by featuring Europe’s best clubs, including defending champions FC Porto, FC Barcelona, Juventus FC, Liverpool, Manchester United FC and Real Madrid CF. Chelsea FC vs. 28 7:00 p.m. AS MonacoWeds., Sept. Nov. 20 Matchday #3*Tues., Nov. ESPN Deportes commentator Jose Hernandez (play-by-play) and Claudio Jijon (analysis) will compose a third telecast team to handle increased schedule of games. FC Bayern Munich vs.
– Columns from ESPN Deportes commentators Diego Balado, Jose Hernandez and Luis Omar Tapia and ESPNdeportes.com soccer analyst Vito de Palma
– ESPNdeportes.com will provide in-depth coverage of this year’s UEFA Champions League , including: . 15 10:30 p.m. FC Barcelona vs. Juventus FCWeds., Sept. FC PortoWeds., Sept. Werder Bremen vs. 14 11:30 p.m. 30 1:30 a.m. 7 – Weds., Dec. Celtic FCThurs., Sept. 2 – Weds. 29 2:30 p.m. 14 4:45 p.m. AS Monaco vs. 15 4:45 p.m.
“UEFA Champions League is a showcase for the best soccer players in the world, including many from Latin America,” said Lino Garcia, general manager, ESPN Deportes. 3 Matchday #4*Tues., Nov. “Many of our viewers are passionate soccer fans, and ESPN Deportes is proud to deliver season-long coverage of this great competition.”
– Telecasts of UEFA Champions League Highlights, a weekly 30-minute highlight program airing Thursdays of each match week hosted by Randy Alvarez reviews all the top goals and plays from the league. AFC AjaxTues., Sept. Manchester United vs. 30 1:00 p.m.
– Real-time scoring
– Telecasts of UEFA Champions League Weekly, ESPN’s weekly series airing Friday evenings during the UEFA Champions League season provides updates, interviews, features and historical pieces on the league. ET, just a few hours before the season begins. DonetskThurs., Sept.
Viewers are encouraged to call their local cable and satellite provider to inquire about the availability of ESPN Deportes. PSG FC vs. Nov. Leverkusen vs. Real Madrid vs. Deportivo La CorunaTues., Sept. FC Internazionale vs.
DATE TIME (ET) TEAMSTues., Sept. FC Barcelona vs. — Interactive chat sessions hosted by ESPN Deportes commentators two hours prior to the match
As a prelude to the start of the 2004 UEFA Champions League season, Luis Omar Tapia will host a chat on ESPNDeportes.com today at 12 p.m. 28 4:45 p.m. 14 7:00 p.m. Oct. PFC CSKA MoskvaTues., Sept. FenerbahceTues., Sept. 15 2:30 p.m. ValenciaTues., Oct.19 – Weds. AC Milan vs. 14 2:30 p.m. Werder BremenTues., Sept. In total, ESPN Deportes will offer coverage of 77 matches and up 186 original hours of UEFA Champions League programming. 28 2:30 p.m. 29 4:45 p.m. Real Madrid CFThurs., Sept. 28 11:30 p.m.
Additional highlights of ESPN Deportes UEFA Champions League coverage:
– Live commentary of selected matches
– Photo galleries
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 24 Matchday #5*Tues., Dec. Celtic FCTues., Sept
m88 They enjoyed every single moment of last year as they magnificently won another treble under Jupp Heynckes. However, we can guess by their overall performance, strategic wise, strength, weaknesses, and several more things.
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It is frightful for Madrid fans to think to be a runner up or to be semifinalist again this year. We know who were the last year Champions, the German giants Bayern Munich. He is a very intelligent and experienced manager; he achieved several major trophies with AC Milan, Chelsea, and PSG. The man who replaced Jupp was Pep Guardiola, the one who took FC Barcelona to its peaks; this man also introduced the famous tiki-taka.
The pair of Cavani and Ibrahimovic can do exceptional things for PSG and they can easily win matches single handedly. Nevertheless, if again they desire to win they have to be more wary because English, Spanish, Italian and French giants are very ambitious for winning the Champions League and they are very well prepared as compare to last season, some of them have brought some big names and some of them have hired notable managers.
It was not a bad decision by Administration, though they should have given more time to Heynckes and should have waited until he resigned because to be fair he was doing a tremendous job. It was not less than a miracle for Bayern Munich to win another treble. Therefore, it means he is the right man who can bring Madrid trophies, and maybe that is why Perez spends a lot of money around Ancelotti.
If we could look at PSGs history, they have not been a strong force in Europe, however it is imperative to mention about their capability of becoming a major club in Europe. Both of them are keen to score as many goals as they can just as they are doing in French league 1, however if they continue this in Champions League matches then for sure they can be strong contenders to lift the famous Champions League Trophy.
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In champions league Munich is one of the strongest title contender, it has become a habit of Bayern Munich to play semifinal each year. That day and now we can see where PSG was and where are they now, so, it would be unfair to not to credit the Qatari Investment authority.
Last years semifinalist is looking to grab the opportunity to win the Champions league for the tenth time. In addition, fairly most of the credit goes to Mr. Now that such names have joined the club, the expectations are very high from PSG because they have spent a lot of money to enable it to compete with the other European Giants.. Real Madrid is one of the richest Football club on the planet with an estimated wealth of 3 billion. Thanks to the Jupp Heynckes who brought the Bavarians Champions league. They can sign any big name they want, they stunned the entire football world when they announced to have signed Tottenham Hotspurs winger Gareth Bale in 100 million and bringing Bale signified the high aims of Mr. Fiorentina Perez (Madrid Owner).
With a new season, they have started with new boss Carlo Ancelotti, who resigned from his job, as Paris Saint Germans manager for his dream job was to manage Madrid. They did not even dream that one day they would be favorite to win Champions League, though somehow fate was kind to them, when suddenly a Qatari Investment authority decided to possess Paris Saint German. Wow what a marvelous season for Bayern Munich last year. With this size of squad, they can easily reach the semifinal again this year.
Now when everything is settled the fans are expecting something vibrant from PSG manager and the players because they brought several world class players to PSG, namely, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Alex, Lucas Moura, Thiago Silva, Edison Roberto Cavani Gomez, including many more young stars. Madrid is one of the most successful club in the history of Champions league, which makes them even more notable in this League.
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Paris Saint German
They did well last season when they surprisingly reached quarterfinal, but unfortunately they were slapped by Barcelona.
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The battle begins
Yes the battle has begun amongst the top teams of Europe with an unlike spirit of winning champions league. Heynckes, however many of us still cannot understand the decision of Bayern Munichs President when he announced that Heynckes will be replaced byby Josep Pep Guardiola i Sala.
It would be no surprise if they win another treble under Pep Guardiola this time.
However, it is too early to say the possible teams as to which of them can be champions
m88 Match: Federico Macheda and girlfriend Sophie Larissa Houghton
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Chart-topping singer-songwriter Emeli Sande performed at the event, which was hosted by actor and broadcaster Angus Deayton and attended by several first team players and their wives and girlfriends, along with the boss himself.
Stalwarts: Albert Morgan (left), the Manchester United kit-man, with Sir Alex Ferguson (right)
Anybody who witnessed Manchester United’s demolition of Wolves on Saturday might not think Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are in a particularly charitable mood these days.
Wright also got in on the Twitter action, saying he was having ‘a lovely night for such a lovely cause’, which Ferdinand promptly retweeted.
If the players are anywhere near as sharp as they were here, he should have no trouble cutting through the QPR defence.
Unlikely partners: Rafael and Fabio Da Silva smile for the camera
R&R: Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand looking sharp at the UNICEF event
Boss Ferguson will hope he can have a similarly pleasant evening after his team visit Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. Also present and correct were ‘The Only Way is Essex’ star Mark Wright and ‘Coronation Street’ actress Catherine Tyldesley.
TV stars: Mark Wright and Catherine Tyldesley were dressed for the occasion
The event, hosted at Old Trafford, celebrated twelve years of partnership between the two organisations – the longest such link between a Premier League club and a charity.
Trio: Jonny Evans (left) with Darron Gibson (right) and Danielle Carter (centre, Darron’s girlfriend)
United: David de Gea and Javier Hernandez looked like they were having fun
Stylish: Patrice and Sandra Evra on the red carpet
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But on Monday the Red Devils were altogether less troublesome than their moniker suggests, as they held their annual charity ‘United for UNICEF’ gala dinner.
Loved up: Michael Carrick and wife Lisa grinning, while Ashley Young and his childhood sweetheart Nicky Pike pose for the camera
Serial tweeter Rio Ferdinand mentioned the event on the social networking site and even gave a ‘big shout’ to one girl’s parents, who donated 10,000 to UNICEF so she could meet and greet the players
fun88 Neymar in action against United States in friendly. AFP
Yet Brazil almost doubled their lead three minutes before the break when Marcelo thumped a ferocious angled shot towards the top corner that Guzan did well to parry away.
Klinsmann acknowledged the Bedoya experiment had left the Americans exposed and swiftly replaced him with Williams on 36 minutes.
David Luiz released Neymar into acres of space down the right and the number 10 cut back inside only to have Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron sweep his legs from beneath him for a cast-iron penalty.
Dunga brought Neymar on at half-time and the Barcelona superstar, who will be suspended for the Selecao’s clash with Chile next month, made an instant impact.
Chelsea star Willian burst clear of two American defenders down the right flank and curled a looping cross beyond US keeper Brad Guzan.
Rafinha was the next to find the target, deftly finishing after an exquisite pass from Lucas Moura for Brazil’s third goal in the 64th minute.
Foxborough, United States: Barcelona superstar Neymar scored twice as Brazil thrashed the United States 4-1 to equal the Americans’ heaviest margin of defeat under manager Jurgen Klinsmann in a friendly international here Tuesday. (Click here for latest Football stories)
Veteran striker Hulk and youngster Rafinha scored the five-time world champion’s other goals.
The USA’s lone attack of the first half came shortly afterwards when Yedlin, the Tottenham player currently on loan at Sunderland, surged down the flank and crossed for Jozy Altidore, whose shot on the run was blocked.
The scoreline matched the worst ever suffered by the Americans under Klinsmann, who were beaten 4-1 by Brazil in 2012 and 4-1 by Ireland in 2014.
Another superb ball by Paris Saint-Germain’s Moura set up Neymar to make it 4-0 in the 67th minute, the Barcelona player shooting low through a crowd of USA defenders to beat Guzan once more.
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The USA, looking for an encouraging display as they prepare for a crucial Confederations Cup play-off against Mexico next month, were run ragged as Brazil turned on the style at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
Substitute Danny Williams scored a late consolation for the Americans, lashing home a 30-yard screamer in the 90th minute.
Brazil, who face a daunting opening to their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign away to Chile next month, were always in control.
Neymar duly stepped up to rifle home the spot-kick — his 45th international goal — to make it 2-0.
It could have been worse if Rafinha had not dragged a shot wide with the goal begging in the 70th minute.
The South Americans dominated a one-sided first half, threatening to run riot against an experimental United States formation featuring Alejandro Bedoya playing in an unfamiliar defensive midfield role.
The Brazilians swept forward confidently and did not have long to wait until their early superiority was rewarded with the first goal.
As the Aston Villa goalkeeper dithered, the ball rebounded off the inside of the upright and fell kindly to Hulk, who cut back towards goal to wrong-foot defender DeAndre Yedlin to bludgeon home for 1-0.
m88 Petersburg was grouped with Valencia, Lyon and Gent. Tuesday start for fans in Spain.
Europe’s four highest-ranked leagues meet in the group of Juventus, Manchester City, Sevilla and Borussia Moenchengladbach.
”Serie A, the Premier League and the Bundesliga all in the most competitive, demanding and exciting group,” said Sevilla coach Unai Emery, whose team is the first to qualify by winning the previous season’s Europa League.
Chelsea’s Mourinho guided Porto to win the Champions League in 2004 immediately before starting his first spell at Stamford Bridge.
His quest to be the first coach to win Europe’s premier club title with three different clubs – after Porto and Inter Milan in 2010 – starts in a group with Dynamo Kiev and Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Though Man United landed with the lowest-ranked top-seeded club in PSV, the group has depth with CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg.
Bayern eliminated Arsenal at the last-16 stage in 2013 and 2014, though the English club will expect to advance ahead of Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb.
”It’s nice, against Arsenal, that we’ll meet two old friends from the national team in Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil,” Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said.
With UEFA separating Russian and Ukrainian teams in the draw, top-seeded Zenit St.
MONACO (AP) Barcelona got a favorable start to its title defense, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wish to go home was granted and Benfica was given the longest trip in Champions League history on Thursday.
The group-stage draw also means Bayern Munich play Arsenal for the third time in four seasons and sent Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho back to Porto where he won his first Champions League title.
Manchester United’s return after a one-year absence will be at Group B’s top-seeded club whose best player it bought in the offseason. on a Wednesday back home.
The group is completed by Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid, whose match in Astana will be a 4 p.m. 7 Memphis Depay can look forward to a Sept. 15 date back at PSV Eindhoven.
World football’s most coveted club competition set up many story lines for the 32 elite clubs, who will share 1.2 billion euros ($1.37 billion) in UEFA prize money over the next nine months.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo resume their duel for the all-time competition scoring record tied on 77 career goals, and Barcelona’s star forward seems favored to forge ahead.
Defending champion Barcelona will kick off at Roma and also play BATE Borisov and Bayer Leverkusen. 9. United’s new No. The top two in each group advance to the last-16 knockout round which begins in February.
. Messi routed the German side with five goals in a 7-1 win when they met in the last-16 round in 2012.
Ronaldo and Real Madrid landed in a tougher group with Shakhtar Donetsk and Ibrahimovic’s current and first clubs, Paris Saint-Germain and Malmo.
”One day I hope to experience the Champions League in Malmo on the pitch. The champion of Belgium is the second club making its debut at the elite level.
The six rounds of group matches end on Dec. Congratulations!” the Sweden great had posted on Twitter after his boyhood club advanced through the playoff round on Wednesday.
Ibrahimovic will be 34 by Nov. 25 when PSG plays at Malmo, which he left as a 19-year-old to join Ajax.
On the same day, Portugal champion Benfica will play at newcomer Astana – the further point east any club has played since the European Cup was rebranded the Champions League 23 years ago.
Benfica’s flight from Lisbon of around 6,100 kilometers (3,800 miles) across six time zones will mean kicking off in the Kazakhstan capital when it is 3 p.m
12bet It’s difficult because I still think I can play at the top level … “To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country,” Beckham said.
He started his career with Manchester United and also played for Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy, winning titles with all those clubs.
England dropped Beckham in 2006 in an effort to renew the team with younger players after a quarterfinal exit at that year’s World Cup. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report. He was blamed for England’s elimination from the 1998 World Cup for his petulant red card against Argentina, but scored the winning goal against the same team at the World Cup four years later.
Beckham told Sky that he found it difficult when his celebrity overshadowed his career as an athlete. I think I know when I’m ready … He has been giving his salary to a children’s charity.
“I want to thank all my teammates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from,” Beckham said. Coach Steve McClaren recalled him the following year after a run of stuttering form, and he returned for the remainder of England’s unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the 2008 European Championship.
“As much as I say that doesn’t hurt me, of course it does,” Beckham said.
Beckham, whose forays into fashion and marriage to a pop-star wife have made him a riveting international celebrity, has two more matches left at PSG. “I’m fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it’s my time to give back.”
2013 CBS Interactive Inc. He missed the 2010 World Cup because of an Achilles injury, but went to South Africa as part of Fabio Capello’s backroom staff.
On the international stage, Beckham made 115 appearances for England’s national team a record for a player other than a goalkeeper.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Beckham said “over the years when I’ve seen players retire, when you ask them they said ‘you’ll know when you’re ready’… I’m honored to represent England both on and off the pitch.”
Beckham spent four years in Madrid winning the 2007 Spanish title before making the surprise move to Major League Soccer, where he won the title twice.
There were highs and lows in Beckham’s international career. “I knew every time I wore the Three Lions shirt, I was not only following in a long line of great players, I was also representing every fan that cared passionately about their country. “I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.”
Beckham had already started planning for his post-playing career earlier in the season, becoming an ambassador for Chinese soccer.
His last England appearance came against Belarus in October 2009. Beckham left United in 2003 shortly after manager Alex Ferguson accidentally struck Beckham’s eye with a football boot.
At left, watch the “60 Minutes” interview with Beckham from 2008.
“If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. All Rights Reserved.
The 38-year-old Beckham, who recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain, said Thursday he will retire after the season.. I’m fortunate to have realized those dreams,” Beckham said.
LONDON David Beckham is retiring from soccer, ending a career in which he became a global superstar who transcended the sport.
“Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I’m starting a new adventure and I’m genuinely excited about what lies ahead,” Beckham said. but I’ve always said to myself I want to go out on top.”
“I’m thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level,” the former England captain said in a statement.
Beckham responded to jeering at the 2000 European Championship with an obscene hand gesture to England fans, but was lauded by the same supporters a little more than a year later when his last-minute free kick against Greece secured a place at the 2002 World Cup.
With United between 1992 and 2003, Beckham won six Premier League titles, the Champions League, two FA Cups and the Intercontinental Cup
m88 calls to a number registered to him in Fayetteville were met with a constant busy signal Tuesday, and it could not be determined if he has hired an attorney.
In January, the casino was forced to suspend an event at its Winter Open after suspicions that someone introduced counterfeit chips. About $800,000 in prize money was already paid out before the fake chips were discovered.
The Borgata also will add more staff and will do more chip counts each day during its tournaments.
Maintenance was called, and they found the chips, with a tournament value of 2.7 million, although they had no actual cash value.
Part of the new security measures will include spot checks of chips in play during games.
Lusardi is still in custody awaiting trial. They were approved by New Jersey gambling regulators for use in tournaments.
The event under scrutiny was the tournament’s Big Stack, No Limit Hold `Em event. But the chips clogged the pipes, and guests on the floor below complained that water was dripping into their rooms.
“We will be checking chips randomly throughout the day using a new process involving the UV lights,” Lupo said. A North Carolina man who won $6,814 during the tournament, Christian Lusardi, was arrested on charges including theft and rigging a public contest.
“This was very expensive, but very necessary,” said Joe Lupo, the casino’s senior vice president. He described the checks as “part of the new normal.”
The Borgata Hotel Casino Spa told The Associated Press it was using new chips for its Spring Open poker tournament that began Tuesday.
The new, more sophisticated chips combine several design and technology elements in use in the industry.
A joint investigation by the New Jersey State Police and the state Division of Gaming Enforcement continues, and $1.5 million in prize money is still on hold pending its outcome. There were 27 people remaining in the contest when play was suspended.. – A cheating scandal at a casino poker tournament has led to new security measures, including chips that are more intricate, have more colors and include an authentication element that can be checked under ultraviolet light.
Authorities said Lusardi, after suspecting the fake chips had been noticed, flushed them down the toilet in his hotel room at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, where he had been staying. “In order to have the biggest tournaments in Atlantic City and as the market leader, we need to ensure the integrity of the games.”
m88 draftKings offers daily and weekly contests for cash prizes.. The sports leagues who have aligned with DraftKings, FanDuel and others sleep well at night with that distinction and enjoy the added revenue stream fantasy brings.
There’s a school of thought that the increasing acceptance of fantasy by the leagues has no bearing on its stand on sports betting. Whether fantasy could continue to prosper if sports betting were legal nationwide remains to be seen.
What is confusing is why fantasy sports is legal as a game of skill but sports betting is not in 46 states. Fantasy sports is a multi-billion dollar industry and the news earlier this month that Walt Disney is reportedly investing about $250 million for a 20 percent interest in Boston-based DraftKings will only hasten its legitimacy and growth. Making an educated bet can hardly be considered a game of chance like playing the lottery. But they have no such concerns about the millions bet annually illegally or the cash doled out on fantasy. The fact that Disney owns sports giant ESPN makes the stake all the more compelling.
“They’ve drawn a line of demarcation between fantasy and gaming,” said Reed Bergman, CEO and president of Playbook, a sports marketing agency. What will be fascinating to see is how ESPN separates real sports from fantasy. New Jersey is waiting for a ruling on an appeal that would allow it to offer sports betting in casinos and at racetracks but it’s unlikely to win.
And while the NBA, MLB and even the NFL are embracing fantasy, they are still in court fighting the spread of sports betting mainly on the grounds it will increase, in their view, the likelihood of games being fixed. “You’re dealing with a separation of church and state issue,” added Bergman.
What’s interesting is fantasy sites avoid being categorized as gambling, which is illegal in most states and Canada, because they offer “games of skill”. While that may be true – at least for now – the spread of fantasy could eventually change the atmosphere among the public and influence the league offices and courts
In a November op-ed in The New York Times, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver urged Congress to adopt a federal framework to allow betting on professional sports, arguing that a state-by-state spread of measures like New Jersey’s would be bad public policy..
Those venues would then be free to oversee their own sportsbooks under the latest bill, which the sports leagues also tried to block in court. Whichever side loses will almost certainly appeal.
Major League Baseball declined to comment.
(Reporting by Hilary Russ; Editing by Frances Kerry)
By Hilary Russ
| NEW YORK
The state may have only one major league franchise bearing its name: the New Jersey Devils NHL hockey team. The leagues said that violated a 1992 federal law that banned the activity in all but four states – particularly Nevada – where it was already allowed. They won that case as well, and New Jersey appealed.
If legal sports betting spread, New Jersey could eventually grab about $10 billion of a national market that could be as much as $400 billion, said Dennis Drazin, an advisor to two parties involved in New Jersey’s Monmouth Park Racetrack, where on Aug.
“There is an obvious appetite among sports fans for a safe and legal way to wager on professional sporting events,” he wrote.
NEW YORK Legalized U.S. subsidiary of Britain’s William Hill PLC. 2 American Pharoah won his first race since taking the Triple Crown.
The NCAA said in a statement that “the spread of legalized sports wagering is a threat to student-athlete well-being and the integrity of athletic competition.”
Other states – especially Pennsylvania and Delaware, which are also in the Third Circuit – might immediately follow New Jersey’s lead if it won and begin pushing for broader sports betting, Wallach said.
“A New Jersey win will have immediate, far-reaching implications beyond its borders,” said Daniel Wallach, a Florida sports and gambling attorney who has followed the case closely. Betting also threatens the integrity of sports games by opening the door to price fixing, the leagues argued.
New Jersey lost the case, but it tried again last year with new legislation that attempts an end-run around the federal ban – which prohibits states from authorizing, sponsoring, operating or licensing the practice – by essentially removing state control and deregulating sports wagering at casinos and racetracks.
The park has already spent $1 million to outfit a sportsbook room through the largest North American sports betting operator, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
A decision is expected any day from the U.S. “It will prompt swift action by other states.”
“It would be a huge economic boost to Monmouth Park and New Jersey and Atlantic City casinos,” Drazin said. It could be as big as $3 trillion, nearly all of it illegal, he estimated.
“Our long-standing position against the proliferation of gambling on NFL games remains,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email.
“It’s going to go down in flames,” said Chuck Humphrey, lawyer and author of the website gambling-law-us.com. The NHL did not reply to a request for comment.
The tide may be turning, however. The NCAA, NFL, NBA and other leagues sued after New Jersey lawmakers legalized sports betting in 2012. sports betting, resisted by professional leagues since they won a federal ban nearly a quarter century ago, could begin spreading around the country if the state of New Jersey prevails in a pending federal court case.
Americans bet $3.8 billion illegally on this year’s Super Bowl game, compared to approximately $100 million of legal bets on the event annually, according to American Gaming Association estimates.
So far, the NBA is the sole league calling for federal authorization.
Humphrey and others called the leagues “hypocrites” for blocking sports betting while actively investing in fantasy sports companies.
But New Jersey faces long odds, according to some analysts. But with an eroded casino industry and sluggish state economy, New Jersey has been pushing for sports betting for several years and carrying the ball in the legal battle while other states wait and watch.
Globally, the market is at least $1 trillion, 90 percent of it conducted illegally, said Patrick Jay, who oversaw Asia’s largest regulated sportsbook as director of trading at the Hong Kong Jockey Club
Bet on the horse that everyone else is betting on. He knew everything about the horse’s past performance, their breeding and who was riding them. That is better than any other kind of bet.
He is the author of Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers and What to Do When You When The Lottery. I can tell you what horses make the biggest mess. It is a driving force for web sites like Google.
My father, a professional gambler, absolutely HATED my betting system.
Bet on the horse to show, not to win or place.
For whatever reason, my system has failed me at Kentucky Derbies. Just like the lottery, big odds draw a lot of excitement and attention.
When your sitting back
In your rose pink Cadillac
Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day
– The Rolling Stones
It drove him absolutely crazy.
It was written by two statistics professors and not the easiest book to read.
The idea is that the marketplace will move with the crowd towards the best outcome.
I usually win enough money to pay for lunch. I didn’t pick Sunday Silence because of my system.
If a horse moves from 10 to 1 to 2 to 1, it is probably a good horse to bet on.
The professors frown on exactas, daily doubles or any bet that exhibits large risk.
Like in the investment world, the winner at race track is the person with a conservative style and discipline.
Although I started going to race tracks before I was able to walk, I don’t know much about the horse industry. He would bet $100 on a horse and lose.
The book bases the ability to pick horses on an economic theory known as the wisdom of crowds.
As the son of a professional gambler, people often ask me for betting advice. Betting to show fits with my overall philosophy about investing. (My mother was a sucker for horses with funny names.) I just follow the odds. I go the track a few times a year and bet small amounts.
I stuck to my system. If dad ever met the professors, he would have punched them in the nose. I stick to it today.
I picked the horse because of an alumni connection to a man I had never met. The last one I remember winning was Sunday Silence in 1989.
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Although there are people more qualified to give Derby tips, like many financial commentators, I won’t let lack of expertise stop me.
I came to the conclusion that by living in Kentucky, I needed to know how to bet on horses. His owner, Arthur Hancock III, had graduated from Vanderbilt and I had received a Masters Degree from Vandy the year before.
Don McNay, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, CSSC is the founder of McNay Settlement Group in Richmond, Kentucky. He and I would go to Keeneland every session and we never picked the same horse. .
The wisdom of crowds concept is really popular now. You can write to Don at email@example.com or read his award winning, syndicated column at www.donmcnay.com.
Most of my equine knowledge was gleamed when I worked on the clean-up crew at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Dad was superstitious and started to believe that my system was jinxing him.
Dad liked the excitement of big odds and big payoffs.
Betting to show is a practice that I follow religiously.
Thus the best advice may be to forget all the high powered systems and experts and give it your best guess. I can sum up the advice in two statements.
When I go to the track, I don’t look at the racing form, jockeys, past history or pick horses with funny names.
The professors hate jackpots like the Pick-6. Quandi.
Just like the lottery, you don’t see many people winning them.
I found a book called Racetrack Betting: The Professors’ Guide to Strategies by Peter Asch and Richard E. It was a stupid reason for picking a horse but produced one of my few winners.
The professors said that betting to show will produce a winner 52% of the time. Slow and steady works in the financial markets and works at the track too. I would bet $10 and win
The book is more notable for its exiting narrative than its handicapping secrets, but speed figures and track bias played a large part in his success.
Champions by Daily Racing Form Staff
An awesome collection of lifetime past performance for every eclipse award winner since the 1890′s. A great book to dip into when a losing streak has you looking for new ideas.
My $50,000 Year at the Races by Andrew Beyer
Andy Beyer always delivers a good read, and this account of his home run year of 1977 when he beat the races for 50 large while splitting his time between Gulfstream Park and the Maryland tracks is one of my favorite racing books ever. Nack gives us a ring side seat for all the twists and turns leading up to his incredible Triple Crown Campaign. Ragozin doesn’t give away the store here, but there’s still plenty of good information as well as an enjoyable read for horse racing fans.
What are the best horse racing books? Horse Racing has an excellent body of literature that surpasses most sports in its quality and variety. Davidowitz gives a solid treatment of virtually all aspects of handicapping from speed and pace handicapping to workouts, conditioning, trainers, pedigree, and betting strategy. If you’ve ever wanted to know about feet-per-second calculations, early, late and sustained pace, decision models, track profiles and all the other tools of high-tech pace handicapping, this is the place to start.
. I’ve divided this article into two sections, one focusing on handicapping books, and the other on more general interest books. This book covers speed and pace figures, Quirin Speed Points, pedigree handicapping on the grass, even trip handicapping. I particularly enjoyed Ragozin’s war stories about his experiences as a horse owner and bettor (he and his partner Len Friedman have poured millions into the parimutuel pools over the years). A great portrait of the greatest horse of all time.
Betting Thoroughbreds by Steve Davidowitz
For my money this is the best general handicapping book ever written, and a great place to start for novices looking to expand their knowledge as well as more seasoned players looking to move up.
Thoroughbred Handicapping State of the Art by William Quirin
Quirin was among the first to do a major computer study of American horse racing. Crist, an executive and columnist with the Daily Racing Form, has ably filled that hole with this book, which offers some solid strategies for tackling both single and multi-race exotics. Beyer on Speed gives a solid overview of how speed figures are made as well as how they might be employed for betting success. Beyer always interleavens his handicapping books with lots of good stories that bring out the magic of the track from the bettor’s point of view.
The Best of Thoroughbred Handicapping by James Quirin
Quinn was the most prolific of handicapping writers in the 80′s and 90′s. Meadow is a serious player and the information here is rock solid.
Handicapping Magic by Michael Pizzolla
There haven’t been a lot of additions to the body of handicapping knowledge since the glory days of the 70′s and 80′s, but former Sartin disciple Pizzolla at least contributes something new with his Balanced Speed Ratings and Fulcrum Pace. He also provides a figure method for the turf based on late speed as a deciding factor.
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
A book that hardly needs an introduction, given the sensation it made when published. Not a great place to start for the novice, but well worth reading for more experienced players.
Stud: Adventures in Breeding by Kevin Conley
A behind-the-scenes look at the world of high-class breeding, where millions of dollars are at stake, and wealthy breeders roll the dice as they “breed the best to the best and hope for the best.” Conley gives as a look into the breeding life of the great sire Storm Cat, as well as the Godolphin breeding operation, where Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum spends tens of millions trying for that elusive Derby winner
Exotic Betting by Steven Crist
Most of the best handicapping books were written before exotic betting came to dominate the mutual pools, and this has left a big hole in the literature for horseplayers seeking the big score. Here are my choices for the best horse racing books.
Commonsense Betting by Dick Mitchell
Winning at the track takes more than good handicapping. It also requires solid money management, and that’s where Commonsense Betting comes in. Cramer virtually invented the idea of unconventional handicapping as a way of uncovering hidden value, and here he offers ways to use pedigree handicapping, company lines, and other contrarian methods to beat the speed handicappers at their own game.
The Race for the Triple Crown by Joe Drape
New York Times writer Joe Drape gives an excellent history of a year on the Derby Trail among the high class stables of New York, a world far removed from the scrape-along lifestyle at most race tracks.
Money Secrets at the Racetrack by Barry Meadow
Many consider this the best book ever written on money management and the mathematical aspect of value betting and exotic betting. Sadly, several of the books mentioned here are out of print, but they can often be found on ebay or at abebooks. My favorite part of the book details Beyer’s expedition into the virgin territory of Australian racing, where he attempted to use his figures to conquer the fat betting pools down under.
Horse of a Different Color by Jim Squires
A great account of what it’s like to be a small time breeder by Jim Squires, the former Chicago Tribune editor turned thoroughbred breeder who hit the big time when he bred the Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos.
Figure Handicapping By James Quinn
As the title suggests, speed and pace figures are the focus here. The focus here is on non-fiction books, although there’s no shortage of fictional horse racing books. There’s something about the beauty of the thoroughbred and the color of the backstretch that brings out the lyrical side of many writers. A must for every horseplayer’s bookshelf.
Kinky Handicapping by Mark Cramer
Cramer is one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking handicapping writers there is, and Kinky Handicapping is his magnum opus. In this book, recently republished by DRF Press, he brings together a comprehensive overview of most aspects of modern handicapping theory. Quinn gives an introduction into how figures are made, as well as their application as part of the general handicapping process. In addition to an excellent chapter on money management, Mitchell teaches you how to calculate the cost of any exotic wager, make an odds line, as well as how to know when a bet is offering value on the tote board.
Secretariat: The Making of a Champion by William Nack
Nack is a long time Sports Illustrated writer who had unprecedented access to the great Secretariat and his connections during “Big Red’s” amazing career. MPH contains a complete overview of the classic Sartin Methodology by its best-known (and perhaps most successful) practitioner. I’ve spent countless happy hours with this book revisiting some old friends as well as learning about the greats before my time. I can’t imagine a horse racing fan who won’t enjoy paging through this book.
Modern Pace Handicapping By Tom Brohammer
If you only read one book about pace handicapping, this should be the one. Crist is a pick six specialist, and his treatment of how to use multiple tickets to tackle that difficult bet is well worth the price of the book.
Speed Handicapping by Andrew Beyer
By the time this was written in 1993, speed figures had lost most of their value in the parimutuel pools, but Beyer is nothing if not a die hard figure player. A meticulously researched account of Seabiscuit’s rags to riches story, as well as that of his owner, trainer, and jockey.
Laughing in the Hills by Bill Barich
Barich is a terrific writer, and here he gives a wonderful account of bumming around the Northern California racing circuit in the late 1970s, marking time and getting to know the colorful denizens of the Golden Gate Fields backside.
The Winning Horseplayer by Andrew Beyer
Written in 1983 it’s still an excellent introduction to trip handicapping and how to relate trips to speed figures. The information is certainly a bit dated, but there’s still lots of good food for thought considering the book was published 25 years ago.
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The Odds Must Be Crazy by Len Ragozin
Ragozin is the creator of the famous “Sheets” performance figures (which some consider a bargain at $25 a pop), and this autobiography cum handicapping tome gives a broad overview of how the numbers are created as well as how their users employ pattern matching to find live horses that may offer solid value in the mutual pools
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The current presidential polls — Gallup with Romney leading by three percent, CBS with Obama up by two percent, aggregators split on whose nose is ahead — are a hotbed of uncertainty.
Added Paulick Report editor Ray Paulick, one of America’s top horseracing handicappers and a political prediction markets aficionado, “Gamblers have more experience with cheaters. The prediction markets like Intrade cut through all this and give us a single number to focus on.”
“I much prefer this kind of 60-40 probability than I would in a horse race,” says Paulick.
Still, the consensus among gamblers isn’t as strong as in the last two elections. The papers’ sources were bookies who had agents at every stump and whistle-stop to gather intel and quantify popular sentiment. Nor do polls take into account intangibles like how each state’s secretary of state factors in or systems within a state designed to eliminate voters.”
Why are the polls and gamblers so far apart?
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. “When scientific polls came along, newspapers had something to report other than markets they were oftentimes uncomfortable with.”
I don’t like uncertainty. They take voter fraud into their metrics. The election is more of a marathon, a four-year race. “Also polls tend to reflect what people are thinking at a given moment, versus a forecast of what will happen on election day — post-convention bounces, for instance.”
The same discomfort led to states relegating such gamblers to outlaws.
In 2008, 90 percent of gamblers correctly forecast an Obama victory. “Relative to the polls, the betting markets have to think hard about what they’re saying since they are putting their money at stake,” he said. At approximately 3-2 odds, is the outcome in this election any more certain than that of a horse race?
Strumpf adds: “I think the big message in this election cycle is that polls are giving conflicting answers, and unless you are willing to look at several state-level polls, it is hard to make sense of it all. Halfway through Election Day 2004, various exit polls showed Kerry with the lead. Oddschecker shows bookmakers to be even more bullish on Obama.
In 2004, Gallup failed to forecast the winner of the popular vote for president — for the second straight election. Intrade asks who you think will win — a rational question that requires someone to look at the facts and real world events, such as polls, debates, speeches, gaffes, scandals and crises. The Internet has given rise to new forums, however. Between 1884 and 1940, the bettors erred on just one of sixteen elections, Wilson’s 1916 upset of Hughes. Meanwhile 91 percent of bettors on Betfair.com had their money on Bush. “And so the price for Obama to be reelected has closely tracked his probability of winning Ohio. “In a match race between two horses over a course of one-and-a-quarter miles, a lot of things can go suddenly wrong. As of this writing, betting at the three biggest prediction markets is as follows: Betfair has Obama with a 64 percent chance to win to Romney’s 36 percent; Intrade has the president at 58 percent; and the Iowa Electronic Markets have the president at 59 percent. Fortunately there are veritable election oracles I can turn to instead: gamblers.
Why the big lead for Obama?
“Our markets recognize that Romney probably needs to win Ohio to beat Obama,” Wolfenden says. The betting markets also were correct on the winner in each of the 50 states. “The polls ask who you’re going to vote for — a question that requires an emotional response. In presidential races beginning in 1896, the New York Times, Sun, and World provided daily betting quotes. They were also on the money with 48 of 50 states.
Ironically, polls sent gamblers to the sideline. “Prior to Gallup’s introduction in 1936, newspapers had little to report about the election horse race other than the betting markets,” Strumpf explains. Polls don’t. Short of a huge scandal, I can’t see an outcome other than Obama’s reelection.”
Intrade’s scoreboard, updated in real-time here:
Before the 2008 election, I spoke to Koleman Strumpf, a University of Kansas economics professor who tracks betting trends. One of these facts is the Electoral College, which isn’t accounted for in polls.”
Gamblers’ success in this arena is nothing new. So while Romney may lead in the polls, and he may have flipped a number of other key states — such as Florida, Virginia, Colorado — to his side of the ledger, our markets appear to believe that without Ohio he can’t get it done.”
“The answer highlights one of the main differences between the polls and markets like Intrade,” Intrade’s exchange operations manager Carl Wolfenden told me
They use powerful computers that can process millions of bits of data and produce a more accurate point-spread line than the bookmakers.”
Ted Sevransky, a well-known Las Vegas gambler and sports consultant with Sportsmemo.com, agrees.
“The standard bet requires gamblers to lay $11 for every $10 they want to win with the extra $1 or 10 percent known as the juice,” Konik says.
4. “As for me, the best bet in football is betting the point spread or over/under totals on individual games. If you want advice about sports betting, find someone who has a successful track record. In fact, sports bettors must pick 52.4 percent winners just to break even.”
1. “Most people prefer to bet on the ‘better’ team, the one that will probably win the game. Giving 11 to 10 odds is almost always the cheapest price you can give.”
But even though the math says it’s virtually impossible to win on a consistent basis, Americans continue to bet on football.
However, Konik adds that there are some bettors who actually know how to beat the bookies. “Teams play inspired ball at home. The only locks that exist are those that need keys to open them.”
“There is probably no better bet in sports than playing an underdog at home,” Moseman says.
“The biggest mistake that amateur bettors make is they increase their bets when they are losing,” Sevransky says.
“Most people with an understanding of football gambling bet between 3 percent and 5 percent of their bankroll, increasing when they win and reducing when they lose,” Vaccaro says. Avoid Chasing Bets – “Don’t do it! There is no worse way to mismanage your bankroll than to chase your bets after a losing day,” cautions Moseman on the dangerous practice of trying to immediately win back your losses. So underdogs tend to be slightly undervalued – except by the sharps.”
And remember, in the immortal words of “Fast” Eddie Felson, “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.” . Money Management – “This is without a doubt the most important aspect of betting on sports and possibly the most neglected,” says Morey “Doc” Moseman, a professional gambler and sports consultant with DocSports.com for nearly 40 years. On college you will be able to find different lines at different sports books.
2. “Common wisdom says that over the course of a long football season the average man or woman will pick approximately 50 percent winners.
So, how much should you bet a game?
Although exact figures are impossible to calculate, according to Jimmy Vaccaro, widely considered to be Las Vegas’ most influential bookmaker, Americans probably wager more than $50 billion a year on NFL and college football combined. To be a successful sports bettor you need to operate with a clear mind.”
Betting on football games; whether it’s through a local bookie, an offshore Internet site or a Nevada casino (still the only legal place in America to make football bets), most of us have done it or know of someone who has. And why not? We have unconditional love for the sport and betting $50 or $100 on a game adds an extra rush of adrenaline. “He is not jaded by teams and does not bet with his heart. Locks Don’t Exist – “Anyone who has watched sports for about a month realizes that the difference between winning and losing, especially against the spread, can be infinitesimally small,” Gordon says. If you are going to go with a favorite, it is best to place your bet early in the week when the sharps are laying heavy money on the points. The only touts bettors should consider are the ones who talk about the long haul and realistic winning percentages, which are in the upper 50 percent to lower 60 percent range.”
“The bookies fear and despise a tiny coterie of professional bettors known as ‘the sharps,’” Konik says. Thanks to the juice, the only one who profits in this scenario is the bookmaker. “There will be more discrepancy in the numbers at different sports books. Focus on Conferences – “The best way to win money betting football is to develop a niche and follow it closely,” Moseman advises. Research Football Services – “Most sports services realize that most people who sign up with them are insecure,” Gordon warns. “If you become an expert on a smaller conference like the WAC, you have a good chance to beat the house because sports book operators do not have the time or resources to follow this conference the way you can.
“The talking heads on TV know nothing about sports betting,” says Sevransky. Big underdogs often find ways to cover the spread and they rarely give up toward the end of a game in front of the home crowd.”
Certainly not back into the pockets of the average bettor. “For example, if you have a $1,000 bankroll for the season, you should generally bet no more than $50 a game.”
“In an average season, fewer than one bettor in twelve turns a profit,” Gordon says. There are almost an infinite number of scenarios that can happen in a single football game. The NFL, for example, will have very similar numbers at most of the betting shops you visit. “Over the course of several seasons, the percentage of bettors who turn a profit is minuscule.”
8. Bet at the Right Time – “The sharp bettors tend to bet underdogs, and they tend to bet them early,” Moseman says. Oakland comes to mind) seem like the Super Bowl. But, when you’re struggling, that’s when you want to reduce your bet size until you get out of your slump. “When you’re in a good rhythm and winning, you want to increase your bets. “In trying to bamboozle potential customers, many services make claims about having scouts all over the country that give them inside information and promise 70 or even 80 percent winners, as if the bookmakers were the biggest suckers in the world.
Also, it’s probably a good idea to disregard advice from the myriad of ex-players and football experts you see on television each week. “Thus, the bookies love and cherish the squares.”
But that doesn’t mean you have to bet like a “square” and throw away your hard-earned money.
6. “Squares usually bet later in the week and they tend to pick the favorites. He loses year after year, according to Dan Gordon, a top football handicapper and author of How to Beat the Sports Books (Cardoza Publishing 2005). Otherwise, you’re better off doing your own research.”
Newspapers and popular sports sites routinely publish the lines or point spreads for games, and football insiders offer their picks to viewers each week on ESPN and other cable networks.
So, how much are we gambling each football season?
While these tips don’t guarantee you’re going to win, hopefully they can make you a little less square and a little more sharp in your picks this season. Avoid Exotic Bets – “For very skilled handicappers, with a proven track record, there can, at least in theory, be value in betting parlays,” says Gordon on the type of bet that combines two or more individual wagers. “Because alcohol clouds your judgment and usually helps you to make rash decisions you usually wouldn’t otherwise make. Slim underdogs regularly win outright. There is a wealth of information on the Internet; it is just up to you to find it and research it daily.”
“A sharp or smart has a plan of what he wants to do,” says Vaccaro, the director of sports operations and public relations at Lucky’s Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas. “If you listen to their advice, you are sure to lose. Chasing losses is the fastest way to the poor house.”
3. Consider Underdogs – “In the long-run, it’s easier to win betting on the underdog,” Konik says. The payout is just the same as far as he is concerned. These books change their numbers according to the betting patterns of their customers, so it is not entirely uncommon to find two or three point differences in the lines.”
Another difference between squares and sharps is how they approach betting on game day.
7. Shop For Numbers – “Another important aspect of betting on football is shopping for the best number,” Moseman explains. Not all games work according to this formula, but it is usually a good rule of thumb.”
“A square is the average, unsophisticated gambler whose decision making is based on hunches, media manipulation, or spurious systems that cannot overcome the bookmaker’s inherent mathematical advantage,” Konik explains. He is not taken in by being involved in USC-Notre Dame just because it is the biggest watched game of the day.
Moseman agrees and especially likes home underdogs. Drinking and Gambling Don’t Mix – “There is a reason the casinos in Las Vegas supply you with free drinks while you are gambling,” Moseman says. “The key to proper money management is to be sure not to bet more than you can afford to lose.”
So, is it possible for the average square to become a little sharper in making football bets this season? According to professionals like Vacarro, Konik and Gordon, amateur bettors have the best chance to win if they demonstrate a little patience and follow the 10 basic tips below. If you like an underdog, it is best to get your bet in as late as possible, where there is heavy action from squares on favorites. “In the NFL, a game will often be totally turned around by one or two plays, or even a single penalty.
Michael Konik, a sports writer and best-selling author of The Smart Money (Simon & Schuster 2006), explains why it is so hard for the recreational gambler to win at betting on football.
Even Hollywood is not immune – think Two for the Money with Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey.
And where does all that money go?
“A square or recreational player might have a vague plan, but after two Corona’s he will definitely run to the window and make a hasty decision on the USC-Notre Dame game because he wants to be involved in the party atmosphere,” Vaccaro says. “The sharps are usually members of a betting syndicate privy to the most up-to-date information on injuries, weather, game plans, and, most important, the real power of the teams involved. If North Texas is his best bet on a Saturday then that is his bet.
9. Also, being “in action” can make a dull late-afternoon game (Buffalo vs
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