The NFL, NBA and NHL have deals with Sportradar

Whether in three years, five or a full decade, the normalization process that leads America down a path toward nationwide regulated sports betting is expected to be complete. With it, passive fans rooting for a favorite team or player will increasingly be replaced by active sports consumers with a financial stake in the action. Technological changes, evolving Eric Staal Jersey societal views and increased media coverage have contributed to wider acceptance of sports betting.

Such conclusions stand in sharp contrast to statements like those made by former U.S. Senator and New York Knicks player Bill Bradley, the chief supporter of PASPA during Congressional hearings in 1991.

“Athletes are not roulette chips, but sports gambling treats them as such,” wrote Bradley in a 1992 academic article. “If the dangers of state sponsored sports betting are not confronted, the character of sports and youngsters’ view of them James Wisniewski Jersey could be seriously threatened.”

Now, NBA players, led by their union, are looking at sports betting legalization as a commercial opportunity.

Kick the extra point when down nine to make it a one-score game.

Let’s flip that scenario and say the Browns kick the extra point first to go down 28-20 with 2:10 left. Then, let’s say that the same stuff happens. The Browns recover the onside kick, score another touchdown, and then go for two and fail. They’re in the same situation. They’re down 28-26, but now, it’s with 30 seconds to go. There is no time left to overcome their failed two-point play.

But that argument has now been somewhat flipped recently. As discussed in part 1 of this series, professional sports leagues are increasingly of the belief that a regulated sports betting market that allows wagers to be transparently tracked would help protect the integrity of their games, not hurt it.

This is consistent with recent partnerships with big data companies by the professional sports leagues, representing a profound shift in the leagues’ position on line monitoring, the task of tracking gambling data in an attempt to identify unusual moves or unnatural money.

The NFL, NBA and NHL have deals with Sportradar, a Switzerland-based conglomerate that is the parent company of Betradar, a major player in the global sports betting industry, and Major League Baseball has partnered with Genius Sports, a multi-faceted gambling data firm located in London. Even the NCAA has a commercial affiliation with Sportradar, with the Pac-12 conference using the services of CG Analytics, a subsidiary of a prominent Nevada sportsbook.

“The issue of sports integrity is something that always comes up … Anywhere there’s big money there [are] going to be scandals. They’re just people, and people do things wrong all the time in every industry.”

“The issue of sports integrity is something that always comes up,” said Michelle Minton, consumer policy specialist who has opined on sports betting legalization as part of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Libertarian think tank. “The argument is if we legalize sports gambling, the games will be rigged, people will be taking dives, et cetera. I think that’s a red herring argument. I would make the argument that it’s less likely to cause match-fixing.”

The AFC West is wide open for the first time since 2011

The Denver Broncos are coming off of a Super Bowl 50 victory, and they have a number of questions that need to be resolved in training camp, not the least of which is who will take over under center for Peyton Manning. For the Chiefs, quarterback isn’t a question, but ensuring Jamaal Charles is at full strength for the season certainly is.

Despite promises that Kelly is in town Ty Sambrailo Authentic Womens Jersey to coach and nothing else, the 49ers used a first-round pick on one of his former players, defensive end DeForest Buckner. It wasn’t a bad pick by any stretch. Buckner and his former Oregon teammate Arik Armstead could form one of the more formidable defensive fronts in the league.

The quarterback battle between Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick will be the highlight of training camp, provided the latter is healthy enough. Kaepernick was awarded a big contract a couple years ago, but regressed to the point of being benched in favor of Gabbert last season. Kelly says either one has a chance at starting in 2016.

The loss of running back Marshawn Lynch Vance Walker Authentic Womens Jersey wasn’t surprising, but it was still a huge blow when the team’s rushing leader for four of the past five seasons elected to retire. Seattle is hoping that Thomas Rawls, an undrafted free agent who came on strong in 2015 with 830 yards, will be sufficiently recovered from a broken ankle for the start of the season. He’s not going to play much during the preseason, opening the doors for rookie C.J. Prosise to cement his place on the roster, maybe even usurp Rawls.

The Seahawks are also closely monitoring the recovery of tight end Jimmy Graham, who suffered a torn patellar tendon last season. Graham is expected to be ready for the regular season, but he still hasn’t looked like the dominant tight end he was with the New Orleans Saints.

Russell Wilson has developed a strong rapport with recently extended receiver Doug Baldwin. A breakout season at receiver from Tyler Lockett — who’s already cemented his status as one of the game’s best return men — will make Seattle’s offense that much more potent.

Last year, the Panthers finished the regular season 15-1 and made it all the way to the Super Bowl despite missing No. 1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who landed on injured reserve with a knee injury he suffered during training camp last season. Getting Benjamin back is huge for the Panthers and reigning MVP Cam Newton. Devin Funchess also impressed during OTAs and he has an opportunity to earn more minutes with his performance in training camp and the preseason.

Both Benjamin and cornerback Bene Benwikere are fully healthy and ready to go for the start of training camp. Running back Jonathan Stewart is also expected to be a full go from training camp from the leg injury he suffered in Super Bowl 50, but he may be experiencing some lingering issues.

The Saints defense has been a problem for the team over the past few seasons, and this year they’re heading into training camp with a new defensive coordinator, Dennis Allen, and several new faces on that side of the ball. Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, drafted by the Saints with the 14th overall pick in 2016, fills a huge need, and the addition of Vonn Bell in the defensive backfield should also help.

The run game is a huge question mark, too, and balancing the offense is a priority for the Saints. They’re hoping that C.J. Spiller will live up to the expectations they had when he signed with the Saints. Tim Hightower showed flashes late last season that suggest he can still contribute, and there’s also rookie running back Daniel Lasco, a lifelong Saints fan who would love to have a chance to help the team win.

Another key addition for New Orleans this offseason was free agent tight end Coby Fleener. Reports out of minicamp and OTAs suggested that Fleener and Drew Brees have established excellent chemistry, and the way Brees worked with Benjamin Watson last season might mean that Fleener is in for a breakout year.

The Bucs fired Lovie Smith following the 2015 season, promoting former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter into the head coach position. Koetter brought in his former boss in Atlanta, Mike Smith, to take over as Tampa Bay’s defensive coordinator, and with a few new faces on defense, fans should pay close attention to how this side of the ball shapes up during training camp.

Seahawks sign veteran guard Jahri Evans

The Seattle Seahawks announced Saturday that they signed guard Jahri Evans. The veteran lineman, who will turn 33 in late August, refused to take a pay cut and was released by the New Orleans Saints in early February.

“I have to say that $2,000 signing Terrell McClain Jersey bonus I got didn’t last long, but I ended up gaining a lot more than money,” Dungy said.

His head coach in Pittsburgh, Chuck Noll, taught players about life being about more than football. It was a value Dungy would carry with him and apply to his life as a coach. His Steelers teammate, Donnie Shell, took Dungy under his wing and taught him so much as he converted from to Tony Dorsett Jersey the safety position, but Shell also helped Dungy learn about being a Christian and a husband.

His first head coaching job came in 1996 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the following season, the team broke a long playoff drought.

“We made the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, and the Bucs fans went crazy over their team,” Dungy said. “And those fans remain special to me to this day.”

Next up for Dungy was Indianapolis, where his team would face off against Lovie Smith’s Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI and win.

“We had a lot of fun over those next seven years, highlighted by that Super Bowl XLI victory,” Dungy said.

Dungy thanked Colts owner Jim Irsay and general manager Bill Polian for their warm welcome and making Indianapolis feel like home for him and his family.

“I’d like to thank you big time, Jim and Bill and the Colts’ fans,” Dungy said. “You made us feel like native Hoosiers, and our family loves you.”

Of course, Dungy has coached a number of talented players, including fellow 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Marvin Harrison. Many of his former players were on hand to support him, and Dungy asked them to stand and be recognized.

“You taught us how to be teammates and you taught us how to be men, but the most important thing is you taught us about fatherhood,” Harrison said of Dungy. “I think that’s more important than anything that a head coach or any coach could ever tell his players, so I want to thank you for that.”

Seattle CB Jeremy Lane stands behind Colin Kaepernick and sits during national anthem

As the nation continues to debate the validity and wisdom of Colin Kaepernick’s decision to remain seated during the national anthem, other players are also choosing to not stand. On Thursday night, before Haloti Ngata Jersey Seattle prepared to face the Raiders in Oakland, Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane remained seated on the bench during the anthem.

“I wasn’t trying to say anything. Just standing behind Kaepernick,” Lane said following the game.

He said that he didn’t have Jake Rudock Jersey relationship with Kaepernick, but “I just like what he’s doing.”

Lane also will continue to the protest, saying he will “keep on doing it until I feel like justice is being served.”

Carson Wentz was “lying in the middle of a cornfield, hunting” when he got the call to tell him he was the Eagles starter

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 5, 2016
The Eagles’ quarterback depth chart was shaken up Saturday when they traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for two draft picks –– including a 2017 first-round selection. It was a bizarre offseason for Bradford, who signed a two-year, $36 million extension with $22 million guaranteed less than 10 days before the Eagles inked Chase Daniel to a three-year deal. Philly then traded a bevy of draft picks, including their 2016 and 2017 first round selections, to move up and draft Wentz.

Bradford, 28, reportedly demanded a trade after Wentz was drafted and missed two weeks of voluntary workouts. But he ended the saddest holdout ever in early May, pledging his commitment to the organization.

When Bradford was dealt, it was assumed Daniel would take over the No. 1 job. According to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, the 29-year-old veteran was “extremely upset” last weekend when he was first informed of the decision to start Wentz. Daniel has only started two games in six NFL seasons, completing 50 of 77 passes for 464 yards and one touchdown as well as one interception. He played under Doug Pederson for three years while he was the offensive coordinator in Kansas City.

The Eagles’ sudden change of heart isn’t all that surprising, given the movement towards starting young quarterbacks in their rookie seasons. Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, the No. 1 and No. 2 picks in last year’s draft, both started Week 1.

Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin didn’t play last night, but Goff’s struggles have come with the starters as well as the backups. He finished the preseason 22 for 49 with a 45 percent completion rate, 232 yards, a woeful 4.7 yards per attempt, two touchdowns, two interceptions and a 55.8 rating.

But don’t worry, said Fisher.

Josh McCown briefly leaves Ravens game with left shoulder injury

Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown left Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens with a left shoulder injury. McCown left the game late in the first quarter and Kyle Emanuel Jersey departed for the locker room under his own power. Immediately after he left the field, Cody Kessler began warming up.

Brees believes he can play for a few more years in the league and if that turns out to be the case, he could wind up ending his career with more yards than any other quarterback. By LaDainian Tomlinson Jersey passing Marino, Brees moved into third all-time in NFL history. He is still quite far from Brett Favre (71,838) in second and Peyton Manning (71,940) in first. Brees started off his 16th season in the league on a heater, torching the Oakland Raiders for 423 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-34 loss.

But Brees has eclipsed 5,000 yards in a season four times in his career, and has put up at least 4,800 yards twice more on top of that. He only needs to go for a couple more seasons to pass both Favre and Manning to finish at the top of the NFL, but of course, a lot can happen to an aging quarterback in that time.

Brees signed a contract extension with the Saints that included $44 million in guarantees prior to the regular season opener. It will only keep him with the team through 2017 but strictly speaking, those two years at his normal rate put him right in the range of Favre and Manning.

A Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Brees has been named to nine Pro Bowls and has been an All-Pro player four times, three of them on the first team. He has been named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year twice and has been the league’s passing yardage leader six times and passing touchdowns leader four times.

Demaryius Thomas: The Broncos are expecting Thomas to play against the Indianapolis Colts despite suffering a hip injury in the season-opener against the Carolina Panthers. The star wideout was reportedly grabbing his hip and “grimacing” during practice this week.

Jakub Voracek’s goal 10 seconds into overtime

Winnipeg, MB – Jakub Voracek’s goal 10 seconds into overtime finished off a furious comeback as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 4, on. Giroux pressured DeMarcus Cousins Jersey Byfuglien on the forecheck and Voracek was there to take the loose puck and emerge from behind the net to beat Ondrej Pavelec with a quick wrister for the win. Voracek continued his frenetic scoring pace with two goals and Lecavalier’s second goal of the night tied the game late regulation for the Flyers, who were coming off a 7 win over Toronto on Saturday. Zepp stopped 25-of-28 shots his NHL debut. The 33-year-old became the oldest NHL netminder to win his first career start since 41-year-old Lehman 1926. I thought the third we really dug and started to compete, Flyers head coach Jason Thompson Jersey Berube said. I thought really handled himself well. Halischuk, Mathieu Perreault and Byfuglien all lit the lamp for the Jets, who had their two-game winning streak come to end. Pavelec made 19 stops defeat. We stopped making simple plays. It’s not that we couldn’t make simple plays, we stopped trying to make simple plays, Jets coach said. The Flyers began their comeback just over six minutes into the final stanza. Streit faked a shot, skated across the slot and had his wrister deflected by Lecavalier past Pavelec. Winnipeg won a defensive zone faceoff, but VandeVelde charged across the circle and dove to send a pass to Lecavalier, who cooly gathered the puck and sent a shot through the legs of Pavelec to tie the game with 3 to play and send the game into overtime. Philadelphia wasted no time getting on the board. Racing into the offensive zone on a 2-on-1, Giroux sent a saucer pass to Voracek, who wristed a shot past Pavelec just 46 seconds into the contest. Winnipeg responded with two goals a span of 55 seconds. Halischuk took a drop pass from Evander Kane and fired a shot from the high slot that beat Zepp for a tied game 6 into the first. Byfuglien moved from the right boards, made a power move towards the crease and wristed the puck top shelf over a stationary Zepp for a 2 lead. at 7. The Jets added to their lead with 8 left the middle stanza. The rebound of Scheifele’s shot squirted to the right side of the net, where Perreault slipped the puck past the goal line for a 3 lead. Scheifele had the chance to make it a three-goal game with 25 seconds to play, but Zepp extended his right leg to deny the Winnipeg forward and keep the Flyers the game. Philadelphia nearly got within a goal as VandeVelde’s one-timer deflected off Pavelec’s glove before clanging off the crossbar and the post less than two minutes into the third. Game Notes Zepp became the oldest goaltender to make his Flyer debut at age 33, the previous record was held by Neil Little, who did so at age 30 on March 28… Voracek leads the league with 44 points, two ahead of ‘ Seguin… Halischuk ended a 27-game goalless drought with his first goal of the… Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo missed the game after he left Saturday’s game against Toronto with upper-body injury… Perreault extended his point streak to seven… Lecavalier fired a game-high five shots on net.

Green’s selfie at the Berlin Holocaust memorial, which he captioned You know I had to do it one time lol #Holocaust. Photograph: Twitter Green’s insensitive selfie at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial. Photograph: Twitter The 27-year-old has since altered the caption to A lot of history here, more than you could imagine…very sad tragic things happened #holocaust #berlin but that has failed to stem the tide of criticism on social media for his ill-thought out words. Green also sought to diffuse the situation on Twitter with an apology. October 8 Yes, mistakes do happen October 8 I want to sincerely apologize for the insensitivity of post! October 8 I have great respect n understanding for this country’s history n wanted to continue chronicling experience Berlin October 8 But showed poor judgement…sorry once again The Spurs lost the game to Berlin 94, with James McLean scoring at the, but the NBA champion’s dramatic defeat was overshadowed by the furore surrounding Green – who scored nine points the match.

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Edwards play an acoustic show at the Seven Steps Up

LAKE, MI – Legendary folk-rock artist Edwards take the stage Lake on 15 and 16. Edwards play an acoustic Oscar Lindberg Jersey show at the Seven Steps Up, a former Masonic -turned-music venue located at 116 S. St. The concert is hosted by the venue’s music promotions division, Run Amok Promotions. Edwards is best-known for his hit, a popular Vietnam War protest that was released the early 70s. Since then, he has been writing and performing, playing about 60 to 80 shows a year, he said. Edwards said he play both new and old songs. I do all the ones that people know me for, he said. I also bring a bunch of new songs that I want people to hear. Those new songs include selections from his latest album, Keep. The record is his first studio recording 14 years. IF YOU GO. Edwards • When: Tuesday, 15 and Wednesday, 16 at 7 p.m. both nights • Where: Seven Steps Up, 116 S. St., Lake • Admission: $32 Advance, $36 Door. Private tables are $180 for 4 ; Advance tickets can be Phil Esposito Jersey purchased at • Information: Visit the Run Amok Promotions’ website or call Seven Steps Up at 678 or Run Amok Promotions at 557 Edwards said his brand of music attracts people who are looking for alternatives to the processed, digital sounds that are prevalent today’s music. People come to hear acoustic music without digital effects, without digital loops or samples or drum riffs, he said, just a speaking honestly of his view of life and relationships and the world. He added, And I think it’s a real genuine need people have this digital age. The Edwards performances are part of Run Amok Promotions’ Pin Drop Concert series, which features acoustic music from different genres. According to the Run Amok’s website, the idea behind the Pin Drop shows is to allow concertgoers to fully appreciate the performers and their music. Patrons are asked to refrain from talking during the performances, which take place small room filled with 110 padded chairs. The furthest seat is less than 35 feet away from the stage, organizers said a press release. Doors open at 5 p.m. for both shows, but the concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $32 advance and $36 at the door. Private tables for four people are $180 and include tickets for each person. Check out Edwards’ hit the video below:

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The Arbor University baseball team continued to move the right direction after sweeping College on Tuesday at home Mid-Central College Conference play. The Cougars beat 3 and 8 to improve to 11 overall and 6 the MCC. the first game, Arbor scored all the runs it needed the second inning. Kolb drove two runs on a double, and Lumen High School graduate Maverick Nichols later drove Kolb on a single to right field. the second game, the Cougars led 3 before adding five more runs over the fourth and fifth innings. Blanco drove three runs with three hits, including two doubles, and Justin Forster and Brown each added two hits for Arbor. We pitched it very well and again played really good defense, Arbor coach Riggleman said of his team, which has committed just one error its last six. We had some timely hitting and we’ve been working on that, but it wasn’t easy day to play. There was a lot of bite the wind. Blanco picked up the win on the mound the first game, and Ferris picked up his third win of the the second game with seven strikeouts. The Cougars next play a doubleheader at 4 p.m. Thursday at Siena Heights before returning to MCC play with a doubleheader Saturday at. We’re getting our four starting pitchers solidified, and from offensive standpoint, we’re getting better as the year progresses, Riggleman said. My was that we would be able to make some headway this week, and this was a great start for us.

With Bruce Bochy one game away from winning his third World Series championship as the skipper of the Giants, some pundits are predicting that the manager one day end up the Hall of Fame. At the very least though, he could be a good replacement for Thornton a remake of. Before San ‘s Game 5 victory against the Royals, a few Giants players — including Posey, Ryan Vogelsong, and — showed off their best Bochy impressions. gave a particularly passionate French fried potaters reading: – Sports: MLB October 26 What do you think, should we help fund a stage adaptation of starring Bochy?

Ludicrous doesn’t even begin to describe it

Menu To hear some people baseball talk, they have to hold a benefit to make sure has enough left his bank account for retirement. All right, there isn’t. would have to spend money like Mike his heyday to burn through the $120 million the Phillies Ali Marpet Jersey pay him over the next five years. Still, the buzz seemed more about what he turned down from the New Yankees than the contract with the Phillies that guarantees he be incredibly for a time to come. The talk be louder because the guy who just left the Phillies grabbed every dollar he could to join a losing team. Argue Werth’s talents all you want, but there’s no way he is worth $126 million, regardless of how ludicrous baseball contracts have gotten. And ludicrous they are. The numbers are staggering we might as well be talking about Monopoly money as the real thing. And now is being held up by some as a shining example of someone not motivated by greed. This, after signing his name to the bottom of a contract that pay him average of $24 million a year. To throw a baseball.

Ludicrous doesn’t even begin to describe it. was Philadelphia on Wednesday explaining what he plans to do for the Phillies for that kind of money. He wasn’t specific, but here’s hoping that Phillies fans get more than the 12 wins he managed to scratch together for two teams last year. I was on the phone to the Save the Children Connecticut, wondering what that kind of money could do for them. It is the giving, of course, and 10 people have contributed to their current Gifts of campaign. They gave average of $52, which doesn’t sound like much the universe. But when $40 buys malaria tents for four and $50 pays for basic tools for health care workers impoverished countries, it can go a way.

For $120 you can bring a community a bicycle, said Loehr, vice president of resource development for Save the Children. That’s their ambulance, how they transport sick children from remote villages to health clinics. So what could ‘s money do? Well, let’s count the ways. For what make to pitch one game, the – which is active Alterraun Verner Jersey 120 countries – could help save the lives of 10 malnourished children by providing them with specially formulated peanut paste for eight weeks they gain weight and get stronger. For what he be paid to pitch just one inning, the could buy 4 newborn care packages to help prevent infants from dying within the first 24 hours of birth. For the money makes to get one out, a complete school could be built Mali, a country Western Africa that is one of the poorest the world. Each school can be built for $42 including three classrooms, latrines for boys and girls, and books. We can educate a girl for entire year for $65, Loehr said. It takes little to be able to bring education to the world’s poorest children.

Spend ‘s money closer to home and the left-behind $30 million could provide healthy snacks for a half million kids living poverty the United States. I’m not picking on, who is simply the latest poster player for what ails sports. It’s a seller’s market baseball and anyone who can sell themselves for $120 million certainly has the right to do. But I’m also not going to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize for leaving behind a pile of money. His salary is still far out of whack with that of paying fans, even had to acknowledge that much. It’s plenty of money, he said. When you hit a certain point, enough is enough. On that, at least, we can agree. ____ Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at.

Deflated balls are not the reason has enjoyed such a phenomenal career

If cheating did take place then the Patriots must be punished, regardless of the fact that their offence occurred a lopsided game. But equally we should not lose perspective. Deflated balls are not the reason has enjoyed such a phenomenal career. He is extraordinary player and perhaps even more extraordinary personality. He did not get here because he was blessed with greater physical tools than most other NFL quarterbacks but because he worked obsessively to make himself better than all of them. He got lucky, too, by landing with Belichick New England. ‘s legacy forever be intertwined with that of his head coach, whose own status as one of the greatest coaches of all time was consolidated on night.

I don’t like snapping the Chris Clemons Jersey ball when I think there is going to be a bad play, said at his final media session before the game last week. He knows how fortunate he has been to work with a coach who does not put him that position all that often. Neither was interested talking about legacies on evening. Those are conversations to be had at the end of a career, and has made it clear that he intends to play on for a while yet. the sublime silence of the Patriots’ winning locker room, the quarterback was most likely already thinking about what he and his team could do to make sure they stay on top again next year.
Menu made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout as the Vancouver Canucks beat the struggling Edmonton Oilers 2 on Friday night. Radim Vrbata and Sedin scored for the Canucks, who got their -opening third straight win. improved to 9 his career Chris Matthews Jersey against Edmonton. The Oilers are winless five for their worst start franchise history. The Canucks got on the scoreboard with four minutes left the second period as Sedin made a nice pass through the goal-mouth to a wide-open Vrbata on the other side of the net for his third goal of the.

Sedin then added empty-netter the final minute. made made a big blocker stop on Nugent-Hopkins, who came on a short-handed breakaway, about 2 2 minutes into the second period. then made another huge stop on a backhander tight by Hendricks a few minutes later. Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens, who also finished with 28 saves, responded midway through the second with a big save on a deflection by Higgins.