Bettors flock to Oregon State after sportsbook’s initial line favors USC by nearly two touchdowns

An outlier opening line on USC-Oregon State prompted a flood of bets on the underdog Beavers this week and left one sportsbook with more money at stake on the Pac-12 tilt than any of the week’s NFL games. Caesars Sportsbook on Sunday opened USC as a 13.5-point favorite over Oregon State. Minutes later, oddsmakers at … Read more

Grandmaster Carlsen Breaks Silence Over Chess Cheating Debacle

Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen keeps making underhand remarks to imply rival Hans Niemann is cheating in his ARUN SANKAR/AFP (Getty Images) The ongoing chess cheating scandal won’t die out, and it’s starting to seem like the rest of us are just pawns being shuffled from one accusation to the next. Earlier this week, during a … Read more

Eagles vs Vikings: 18 winners, 5 losers, 1 IDK

The Eagles are 2-0 after thoroughly beating the Vikings. Time to hand out some winners, losers, and IDKs. JALEN HURTS lol jk THE EAGLES Undefeated. Watch out, 1972 Dolphins. JALEN HURTS Can’t possibly say enough good things about Hurts’ performance on Monday night. His Week 1 outing wasn’t bad by any means but it left … Read more

Magnus Carlsen quits match without explanation amid apparent feud with fellow grandmaster Hans Niemann

The pair were playing in the Julius Baer Generation Cup when Carlsen turned off his screen and left the match without explanation — the latest twist in an apparent feud between the two players. “We’re going to try and get an update on this,” commenter Tania Sachdev said in a live broadcast of the match … Read more

Ranking every college football team after Week 3: Washington is back on the rise

What a difference a year makes in Seattle. A year ago at this time, Washington was 1-2 with losses to FCS Montana and Michigan in which the Huskies scored 17 combined points. On Saturday, the Huskies scored 39 points in a dominant win against a Michigan State team that was ranked No. 11 in the … Read more

College football picks, schedule: Predictions against the spread, odds for top 25 games in Week 3

Following a week that turned the 2022 college football season on its head, top-25 programs favored on Saturday in Week 3 will perhaps be a little more cautious. With two games between ranked opponents on the schedule and a number of top-tier nonconference games still being played, plenty can still shake out before league play … Read more

Robert Sarver: LeBron James and other NBA figures respond to Sun’s owner decision

CNN — LeBron James and Chris Paul have criticized the NBA for the punishment handed down to Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, who this week was fined $10 million and suspended for a year after an independent investigation found he engaged in hostile, racially insensitive and inappropriate behavior. The report, commissioned by the NBA last … Read more

Tom Brady says he is ‘close to the end’ as he continues to hint at retirement

CNN — Tom Brady remarked on his latest podcast appearance that he is “close to the end” of his NFL career as he continued to hint at his retirement. Brady, now 45 years old, has had a tumultuous offseason, retiring in February only to later reverse that decision. In the midst of August’s training camp, … Read more