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Poker pro Daniel Negreanu wants to partially own Vegas NHL team

Bill Foley has been the name and the face mainly connected to the effort to bring an NHL team to Las Vegas. Even though that will still be the case should his effort prove successful, poker player Daniel Negreanu assisted during the team’s ticket drive and plans to buy a share of the team if and when the NHL gives the green light. Negreanu, arguably one of the best poker players...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

TUF vet Michael Graves dealing with the pressure of UFC debut well

LAS VEGAS --- Most UFC fans likely last saw American Top Team welterweight Michael Graves coming from behind in one of the most shocking and dramatic finishes in TUF history. We caught up with the 24 year-old a few days before his first official UFC fight, on the TUF Finale card in Las Vegas on Sunday, and he sincerely seemed fine with all the hoopla of International Fight Week and...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Wil Wheaton’s web series ‘Titansgrave’ the perfect RPG ambassador?

In 2012, actor and internet personality Wil Wheaton created the web series TableTop for the Geek & Sundry YouTube network. Each week, Mr. Wheaton gathers a group of actors, YouTubers, game designers and other folks to play one or several board games. Using time-lapse to move past slower bits and colorful graphics to help explain and clarify rules, the show sets out to present...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy Poker Legend Eli Elezra’s Vegas House — $1,989,450

  I’ve been doing Athlete Real Estate for like three years now and have yet to dabble in houses owned by poker players. That’s not by choice. It’s just rare that you hear about one on the market. I figure that’s because some of the guys lose them in poker matches and they never even hit the market. Today that all changes. Here we have Eli Elezra, two-time WSOP bracelet...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Simon, Co-Creator of ‘Simpsons,’ Dies at 59

Sam Simon, co-creator of comedic sitcom The Simpsons, has died. He was 59. Simon passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was diagnosed in 2012. [H/T: TMZ]
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: JTG Daugherty Looking to Expand on 2014 Success

Following a season that saw them as part of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, JTG Daugherty is looking to expand on that success in 2015. An important piece of being able to have success is having dedicated partners, which is something that Geschickter was proud to mention during the media tour. “We have a new shiny three year relationship with the Clorox company,” team co-owner...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ole Miss strength coach Paul Jackson delivers heartfelt plea for underclassmen to get their college degree.

It's that time of year when college football underclassmen announce their plans to leave school early to enter the NFL Draft. Ole Miss head strength and conditioning coach Paul Jackson sent out a heartfelt message on Twitter on Saturday reminding underclassmen everywhere that a spot on an NFL team isn't a guarantee.I really hope all these juniors declaring early for the draft understand...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Poker icon fires back at casinos who say he cheated to win $22 million

  Phil Ivey, a 10-time World Series of Poker winner, said he did not cheat when he won nearly $22 million playing baccarat at casinos in New Jersey and London. Ivey told "60 Minutes Sports" for an interview to be broadcast Tuesday that there is a difference between increasing one's odds and cheating. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the interview. "I'm viewing the casino...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series of Poker “November Nine” features Lowell native

(Photo/Joe Giron/WSOP) The 45th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship – commonly referred to as the Main Event – is down to its final nine players, including a Lowell, Massachusetts native. Billy Pappconstantinou, also known as Billy Pappas, will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino on Monday, November 10 to fight for a WSOP gold...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Poker player Phil Hellmuth is in a Carl’s Jr. ad

Has Carl’s Jr. / Hardee’s convinced you to buy a burger through their continuous use of sexual commercials? No? Well, maybe this ad with poker player Phil Hellmuth will do the trick. In what can only be described as an odd strategic reversal, the burger chain went from smoking ladies rubbing burgers all over their face to … a poker player most people have never heard of or...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

JTG Daugherty Racing welcomes Hungry Jack to the No 47 Chevy

JTG Daugherty Racing has some of the finest quality brands activating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the No. 47 Chevrolet SS team and are proud to announce the addition of Hungry Jack® pancake mixes and breakfast syrups, which are part of The J.M. Smucker Company. Hungry Jack offers a no frills, no fuss way to enjoy a hearty breakfast.   Hungry Jack will have prominent positioning...

From the Turf to the Table

How some athletes are getting their competitive fix off the field Considering that professional athletes have to stay as healthy as possible outside of training, it can be difficult for them to find fun activities that are both safe, and thrilling. Given their limitations, it’s not surprising that many are attracted to playing poker. The game is exciting, requires little physical...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kim Kelly To Cycle Across Five Provinces For Cancer Society by   TheHockeyHouse

My name is Kim Kelly, and I would like to ask for your support today in my journey to Cross Provinces to Cross Out Cancer. On June 2, 2014 I will undertake a challenging personal adventure. I have committed to cycling by myself across 5 provinces from Burlington, Ontario to Charlottetown, PEI, all in ONE MONTH. My ride will take [...]
Via The Hockey House
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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