By Charles Jay
The New Orleans Saints have had a season of highs and lows. But now they are within striking distance of a division championship, and one of the key games in that drive takes place on Thursday night as they lock horns with the Carolina Panthers, a team that won the NFC South last season but has been going through some difficulties of its own, having emerged victorious in just one of the last six games. Thursday night NFL betting action for America’s Bookie patrons gets underway at 8:25 PM ET at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Cleveland and Varejao closing in on agreement
The Cleveland Cavaliers and their big man Anderson Varejao are closing in on a long term contract according to NBA sources. The Cavaliers and Varejao are looking to finish a three year deal, which will be worth more than $30 million. It is said that Varejao is one of LeBron James’ closest friends on the team. The big man has been with the Cavaliers his entire career, which started in 2004. This season is the final year on his contract. He is 32 years old and has been playing under a six-year, $49 continue
The Oilers continue their season-high seven-game homestand when they host the Canadiens, as both teams look to extend their winning streaks. The Oilers lost against the Canucks in the opener of their homestand before winning three straight games, including a 6-3 victory over the winless Hurricanes on Friday.
Leon Draisaitl netted his first career goal with 7:05 remaining in the third period to snap a 3-3 tie and Jordan Eberle recorded two tallies and an assist as Edmonton scored four times in the final session en route to matching their output from the first three games of the homestand.
By Rex Factor
While there were some entertaining matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, favorites had their way on Matchday 1 in the UEFA Champions League, with most of the top teams in each of the eight groups earning three points for a victory.
The best potential for an upset came at Anfield in Group B, where Champions League debutants Ludogorets lost at the death to host Liverpool, 2-1. All three goals were scored in the final 11 minutes. Dani Abalo equalized for the Bulgarians, assisted by fellow substitute Younes Hamza in the 91st minute. But the Reds earned a penalty a minute continue
We normally don’t talk about the Women’s tour except during Grand Slams, but this happened to be the tour ending championship and some good stuff happened.
For the Women we were as surprised as anyone that Simona Halep destroyed Serena Williams in the round robin portion of the tourney. As it turned out however, Serena was in trouble and needed Simona to beat Ivanovic in order for Serena to make the Semis. Simona did the right thing and won her match, which put Serena in the Semis and then they played again in the Finals and a pissed off Williams continue