• BettingbytheNumbers Pick of the Day, 01/24/2024
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    BettingbytheNumbers Pick of the Day, 01/24/2024

    #8 Auburn Tigers @ Alabama Crimson Tide (6:30 pm CT on ESPN) For today’s pick of the day, we are headed to SEC Hoops for another edition of the Iron Bowl. #8 Auburn is headed to Alabama looking as good as they have in years and are expecting to beat their long-time rivals. The Tigers are 16-2 and have one of the nation’s best defenses. Meanwhile, Alabama comes into the game with a 12-6 record, scarred by some early season losses (mostly against good teams). Both teams should show up tonight and make for a great game, so let’s get into the pick. Team Previews: Auburn is the hottest team…

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  • Week 22 – West Ham vs Bournemouth – Sport Grill
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    Week 22 – West Ham vs Bournemouth – Sport Grill

    West Ham entertain Bournemouth at the London Stadium as both teams chase an European qualification spot.  Victory would see West Ham stay sixth in the table, whilst Bournemouth can move back up into 12th position with a win.   Team News (Image credit: West Ham United FC) Kalvin Phillips could make his debut for West Ham following his loan switch from Manchester City. Edson Alvarez (calf) and Michail Antonio (knee) could return but Vladimir Coufal is suspended after he was red carded in their 2-2 draw at Sheffield United. Lucas Paqueta (calf) and Nayef Aguerd (international duty) remain sidelined. Bournemouth will be without defender, James Hill after he suffered an…

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  • Edinburgh Leisure addresses misleading media reports around closures
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    Edinburgh Leisure addresses misleading media reports around closures

    By Kath Hudson    16 Jan 2024 Edinburgh Leisure says it is not planning to close venues, in response to media reports CEO, June Peebles, is committed to maintaining provision, despite financial challenges The public sector operator is currently forecasting a budget deficit of £3.6m for 2024/25 Talks are underway with City of Edinburgh Council around budgets Edinburgh Leisure is not considering facility closures, despite a number of stories circulating in local media alleging venues could be closed to balance the books. June Peebles, CEO of Edinburgh Leisure, told HCM that details included in an internal report were leaked to local media last week and then taken out of context.…

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  • Australian Open 2024, Day 1 Order of Play: Djokovic, Sabalenka in action on opening day
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    Australian Open 2024, Day 1 Order of Play: Djokovic, Sabalenka in action on opening day

    Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka will be in action in the first round of the Australian Open 2024 at Melbourne Park in Melbourne on Sunday. Top seeded Djokovic will start his campaign against Croatia’s Dino Prizmic, while Sabalenka will face Germany’s Ella Seidel in the opening round. Here’s the full list of fixtures for day one of Australian Open 2024: ROD LAVER ARENA Day session – From 6:30am IST Men’s Singles, First Round: Jannik Sinner [4] v Botic van de Zandschulp Women’s Singles, First Round: Maria Sakkari [8] v Nao Hibino Night session – From 1:30pm IST Men’s Singles, First Round: Novak Djokovic [1] v Dino Prizmic Women’s Singles, First…

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  • Washington Huskies previes: 2024 Sugar Bowl vs. Texas
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    Washington Huskies previes: 2024 Sugar Bowl vs. Texas

    It’s the College Football Semifinals on Monday, January 1, as the second-ranked Washington Huskies face number three Texas at the Sugar Bowl. The 12-0 Washington Huskies play on New Year’s Day in what some consider their biggest game ever. In the National Championship Semifinal, they face the third-ranked Texas Longhorns at the Sugar Bowl. According to CBS Sports, UT is favored by 3.5 points. They also report the over/under is 63.5, so the score would be like 34 to 30. That shouldn’t phase the Huskies, as they were underdogs to the Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 Championship game, too. And they proved the critics wrong. In the last matchup between…

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  • LeBron James is benefitting from a desensitized media
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    LeBron James is benefitting from a desensitized media

    At the end of a journalist’s shift, we just want transparency. That’s it. We want to ask questions, and get real answers. For example, when associates of LeBron James pop up in federal investigations involving steroids or sports betting, we have questions. And to be fair, LeBron answered the questions directed his way about federal agents chatting with business partner Maverick Carter over his use of an illegal bookie in Washington D.C. to place multiple wagers ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 in 2021. “Maverick’s his own man and at the end of the day, gambling is legal,” James said Thursday. “I mean, you can go on your phone right now…

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