Brian Burns / December 06,2022

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Brian Burns / October 02,2022

Gerrit Cole records nine punchouts in 3-2 loss, now holds Yankees single-season record with 257 strikeouts


ARLINGTON — Gerrit Cole rushed to Globe Life Field Tuesday afraid he had missed it.

The Yankees ace was making his final start of the regular season in the nightcap of a split doubleheader, but like almost everyone else heading to the ballpark he didn’t want to miss Aaron Judge make history.

“I actually arrived late to the first game today and I was panicked, for sure. I was like [Rangers starter Jon] Gray is gonna throw him a heater first pitch and like we’re in business,” Cole said, imagining missing Judge’s historic 62nd home run that would break the American League single-season record. “You know, [Rangers GM] Chris Young [had said] ‘we’re not gonna walk him,’ so, I was panicked.”

Cole got there in time to see Judge hit No. 62 in the first inning of the nightcap and then went out and made some history of his own. Cole struck out nine to break the Yankees’ single-season strikeout record . Cole’s first inning strikeout of Nathaniel Lowe was his 249th of the season, surpassing the 248 that Ron Guidry racked up in 1978.

Cole finished with nine punchouts on the night and 257 on the season.

“It’s hard to put into words when you think about the Yankees, oftentimes you’re reminded of the legends that live in Monument Park and the accomplishments that they’ve had and the type of players that they were and what they did for our organization and even just to tie the record, let alone break it is a bit surreal,” Cole said.  “Obviously on a night like tonight, it’s just kind of like a lot of history going on. And just a wonderful experience to share it with my teammates and with all the people that have also contributed in that locker room and whatnot, to this record as well.”

Brian Burns / October 01,2022

NBL Round 2 – Selected Previews & Betting Tips

NBL Round 2 – Selected Previews & Betting Tips


NBL Round 2 – Selected Previews & Betting Tips

Illawarra Hawks vs South East Melbourne Phoenix

Thursday Oct 06, 7:30pm
WIN Entertainment Centre

NBL Round 2 – Selected Previews & Betting Tips

As the Illawarra Hawks gear up to host the South East Melbourne Phoenix they do so having triumphed in 10 of their last 15 contested matches at the WIN Entertainment Centre (NBL and trial matches included). Meanwhile for the Phoenix, their form is shockingly woeful as of late, they didn’t win a single trial match over the off-season, possessing a 0-6 record. But turning the script around, the Hawks went down in their latest affair vs the Kings, whilst South East Melbourne prevailed over Tasmania, as Kyle Adnam put up a career high 30PTS, whilst Mitch Creek also chipped in with a solid 23PTS. This match is well and truly there for the taking to whomever wants it the most, as it promises to be an entertaining affair.

Brian Burns / October 01,2022

Your Handy Guide To Betting On The 2022 MLB World Series

Your Handy Guide To Betting On The 2022 MLB World Series



The 2022 World Series is fast-approaching, and it’s up to sports fans to be prepared. This year’s final two haven’t been decided yet, and there’s still plenty of ball to be played before we have our championship match, but that doesn’t mean we can waste time waiting while other supporters and even sportsbooks get the jump on us. You will find that, despite the World Series fixtures still reading TBC vs TBC, pundits are already making their predictions while major gambling apps offer odds and accept your MLB best bets.

We don’t want our readers to be left behind or in the dark about anything related to this year’s World Series. That’s why we have invited a baseball enthusiast and sports betting expert to provide you with a handy guide with everything you need to know included. If it’s important to fans and worth knowing, you’ll find it here. By the end of this page, you will have the information you need to make smart, well-informed predictions while having the dates in your diary to schedule purchasing tickets or watching the play on TV.

2022 World Series

If you are a dedicated follower of Major League Baseball, the chances are you will already know the format of the World Series. It is one of the biggest, most popular and famous series of matches in professional sports. MLB is huge in the United States, but it has a healthy following globally, including in Japan and the United Kingdom. Most ball fans based overseas must stay up into the small hours to watch matches live on TV, proving they are every bit as invested in the outcome as US supporters.

Brian Burns / August 08,2022

Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades: Boston Bruins


For the last 19 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber and the team have reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them.

Brian Burns / July 13,2022

You Never Forget Your First Loathe


As a Met fan of a certain age, few things are as simple and satisfying as beating the Cubs by a healthy margin in a summer game at Wrigley Field.
I have nothing against Chicago — hell, I was just there and had a grand time. I love Wrigley Field’s essential simplicity, which still shines through more than a century of additions and supposed refinements. I’ve enjoyed talking baseball with Cubs fans in Wrigley’s seats and away from them. I’m not sent into a frothing rage by the mere existence of the Cubs, which happens when I spend too long considering the Yankees or the Marlins.
But still, they’re the Cubs.
I grew up on tales of the Cubs as our antagonists in the summer of 1969 — the black cat, Ron Santo clicking his heels, Leo Durocher shooting his mouth off, Randy Hundley‘s disbelieving leap, and all the rest. I was a babe in arms that summer, but I consumed the stories so many times as a child that pretty soon I knew them by heart. As a kid the Cubs were the team I hated in the NL East — and oh, how it stung when the Mets emerged from their years as baseball’s North Korea in 1984 only to have the Cubs throw them off the mountaintop at summer’s end.
All that’s long gone now — when I explained to my kid that I hate the Cubs and Cardinals and have to reminded to get worked up about the Braves, he was understandably nonplussed. I suppose childhood trauma leaves a mark deeper than anything that Bobby Cox or Chipper Jones could inflict on tougher adult skin. (Let’s agree to ignore the fact that Atlanta being in the NL West while Chicago and St. Louis were in the NL East never made a lick of sense.)

Brian Burns / April 02,2022

South Carolina overpowers UConn in national championship


MINNEAPOLIS — This time there were tears of joy. South Carolina star forward Aliyah Boston made sure of it.

As confetti rained down on the Target Center floor, all that Boston had worked for and accomplished this season began to sink in. In the game’s waning seconds, she bounced in euphoria on the Gamecocks bench. And then, minutes later, after No. 1 South Carolina had defeated No. 2 UConn, 64–49, to claim this season’s national championship and second in program, the weight of the moment took hold.

“Happy tears,” Boston told ESPN’s Holly Rowe.

South Carolina overpowers UConn in national championship>>

Eric Gay/AP

One year earlier Boston was moved to tears after missing a put-back layup at the buzzer in South Carolina’s Final Four contest against Arizona. This season’s National Player of the Year made sure Sunday’s victory didn’t come down to the final play.

On the game’s first possession, Gamecocks senior forward Victaria Saxton hauled in the first of her five, and the team’s 21, offensive rebounds and guard Destanni Henderson promptly buried her first three-pointer of the night, en route to scoring a career-high 26 points. There may have been more than 39 minutes left on the clock but a definitive statement had already been made.

Brian Burns / February 11,2022

FIGURE SKATING | Kamila Valieva Continues to Train as Hearing to Determine Her Fate Looms

FIGURE SKATING | Kamila Valieva Continues to Train as Hearing to Determine Her Fate Looms


Kamila Valieva trained for the fourth straight day on Sunday afternoon, February 13 at the practice rink in Capital Indoor Stadium, ahead of a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing the same night. The CAS hearing will determine whether she is able to compete in the women’s short program beginning on Tuesday evening.
The IOC is attempting to have Valieva disqualified from further competition in Beijing after learning that she tested positive for the banned drug trimetazidine in December, 2021. The ruling in Valieva’s case is expected to be delivered on Monday afternoon, February 14.
Valieva worked on her free skate to “Bolero” in the 35-minute session. The 15-year-old fell on a couple of jumps, but otherwise looked to be in good form.
World champion Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova trained alongside Valieva under the watchful eye of their coach Eteri Tutberidze. All three skaters came through the practice unscathed.

Brian Burns / December 03,2021

WIN NFT HORSE TRON Will Launch Open Beta Test on 6th December


Singapore, Singapore, 5th December, 2021,
After six months of active development, the team behind WIN NFT HORSE, one of the hottest GameFi projects in the market, has announced that they will officially launch the open beta test on December 6, 2021, on the TRON network. 
WIN NFT HORSE is a “GameFi NFT Metaverse” multi-chain horse racing game jointly developed by the APENFT Foundation and WINKLink, powered by TRON. The game runs on both Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain (BSC), as well as being the first-ever GameFi project launched on the TRON blockchain. 
After the close beta test on the TRON network on November 18, all data was erased. As a result, only the original horses (NFT) have been retained. This upcoming version on TRON will save the player data, allowing players to fight for incentives and experience the joy of the game.
WIN NFT HORSE is a high-quality horse racing game that offers plenty of entertainment and rich battle gameplay built over eight different levels and has impressive visual effects, with precise details of both the riders and horses. Players can complete daily tasks and match through a single horse or match different levels of horses to create unlimited combinations and use their strategy to play against other players. With downloads supported on all platforms, WIN NFT HORSE allows all GameFi fans to join in whenever and wherever they want without the limitation of mobile phones. 

Brian Burns / September 18,2020

La Tech beats Southern Miss 31-30 on Herbert’s TD catch | World Sports


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Griffin Hebert made a spectacular 4-yard touchdown catch underneath the goal post with 14 seconds left as Louisiana Tech rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Southern Mississippi 31-30 on Saturday night in a Conference USA opener.
On fourth down, Luke Anthony scrabbled around the pocket and then tossed the ball to Hebert, who made a two-handed jumping catch while being pushed by two defenders out of bounds. Herbert kept his left foot just inside the end zone. The play was initially ruled incomplete and reversed after a lengthy review.
Anthony was 13 of 21 for 149 yards with three touchdown passes for Louisiana Tech in its season opener. Hebert finished with five catches for 48 yards including a 5-yard touchdown from starting quarterback Aaron Allen.
Jack Abraham was 24-of-32 passing for 264 yards with three touchdowns and an interception for Southern Miss (0-2, 0-1). Tim Jones had eight receptions for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
Trailing 27-10 midway through the third quarter, Anthony threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Adrian Hardy. Anthony then tossed a 35-yard touchdown pass to Smoke Harris, who made an over-the-shoulder catch between two defenders that pulled the Bulldogs to 27-24 at the end of the third quarter.
It was interim coach Scott Walden’s debut for the Golden Eagles. He replaced Jay Hopson of Sept. 7. Hopson was 28-23 in five seasons at Southern Miss.
Capacity was limited to 25% at 36,000-seat M.M. Roberts Stadium. Six feet of social distancing was required and tailgating prohibited.
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