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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'...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Mill City Sports
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...
Via Awful Advertisements
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Low Brow Sports
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

Egypt matches a security test for troubled nation

Two international football matches, including a World Cup playoff, are set to take place in Egypt's turbulent capital, putting security there to the test after violent street protests and bloody security crackdowns followed a military coup. Football has long been intertwined with Egypt's political unrest, even before the protests that forced autocrat Hosni Mubarak from power...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The PensNation Radio Show: “Doc” Emrick and David Singer from HockeyFights.com

Tune in IMMEDIATELY following the game and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Join hosts Ken Will, Nick Richter, Andy Hughes and Casey Johnston as they’re joined by Mike “Doc” Emrick from NBC and David Singer from HockeyFights.com Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Ken, @PensNation_Andy, @PensNation_Nick, @CaseyR82 Guests: Mike “Doc” Emrick and David Singer Readjusting...
Via The PensNation
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Merson makes bid for second World Series of Poker Main Event title

Not since Johnny Chan did it 25 years ago has anyone won back-to-back World Series of Poker main events. In the past decade, nobody has even come close, except for Greg Raymer finishing 25th a year after his 2004 victory. But defending champion Greg Merson is making a bid. Last year's champion advanced along with 800 other players into the “Day 3” action of the 44th annual...
Via OddsShark
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss
IT'S IN THE CARDS

Report: Ivey denied $11M casino payout

Professional poker player Phil Ivey won nearly $12 million last year at a London casino. However, the casino doesn't want to pay. Find out why.

Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2013  |  104 Comments
KNOW WHEN TO HOLD 'EM

Prostitution sting nabs poker champ

Greg Raymer, a World Series of Poker champ, was arrested after allegedly responding to an ad posted by police on a website often used by male prostitutes.

Via BlackSportsOnline
March 15, 2013  |  3 Comments

Becker: Iniesta’s My Number One

FIFA.com speaks exclusively to former German tennis star Boris Becker about his love of football, the three FIFA Ballon d’Or candidates, poster boys of the German national team, Brazil 2014 and more.
Via Ghanasoccernet
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Daniel Negreanu the poker mind reader

In the game of poker they often say that you play the opponent rather than playing your cards. Some professionals will even tell you that they can play a hand without even looking at their cards. Check out Daniel Negreanu in a hand against Matt Traudt. This hand isn't just a coincedence either, he does [...]
Via In The Neutral Zone
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Poker champ Phil Ivey reportedly denied $11.7 million payout from London Casino

By now, you would think casinos are used to paying Phil Ivey. The eight-time World Series of Poker champion has made millions of dollars throughout his gambling career, but at the moment he could be more than $10 million short.According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ivey recently won $11.7 million playing a game called Punto Blanco at Crockford’s, an upscale casino in London...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 2012  |  173 Comments

Runner-up from WSOP assaulted outside Vegas casino

It was a really good week for Sam Trickett when he played and won $10.1 million in World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop. But, the adrenaline and glow of winnings quickly went away when he was beat up outside the casino in Vegas by six men. The British poker player tweeted about the incident and even released a photo of the damage done to his face. Was having a great day until...
Via The Victory Formation
July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Esfandiari wins $18M WSOP event

Antonio Esfandiari prevailed in a daylong battle against Sam Trickett at the final table and claimed poker's richest prize of $18,346,673 on Tuesday night at The Big One for One Drop. The $1 million buy-in tournament was the first-of-its-kind World Series of Poker event. On the 85th and final hand, Esfandiari held on to win with three fives he acquired before the turn and overcame...
Via Fox Sports
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Thomas 'Amarillo Slim' Preston dies

Thomas Austin ''Amarillo Slim'' Preston Jr., an acclaimed professional poker player who fancied himself the ''World's Greatest Gambler,'' has died. Bunky Preston said Monday that his father died of colon cancer Sunday in hospice care in Amarillo, Texas. He was 83. Preston won the 1972 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and was inducted into the...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss
DEALT A BAD HAND

Report: Poker champ beaten, robbed in home

Jonathan Duhamel, the 2010 World Series of Poker main event champ, was tied up, beaten and robbed by two men at his Montreal home.

Via NESN.com
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Friberg transferred from Seattle to Swedish club

The Seattle Sounders FC have transferred midfielder Erik Friberg back to his native Sweden and top flight club Malmo FF. The Sounders announced the move on Monday. General manager Adrian Hanauer says Friberg is starting a family and wanted to be closer to home. Friberg spent one season in Seattle and started 23 regular season matches. He had one goal and two assists in his one...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Brad Daugherty back behind the wheel

Daugherty plans to race in eight NASA Southeast Region events during the 2012 season and he has decided to test a NASCAR Camping World Series truck at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday. Continue reading →
Via i HEART RaceDay
November 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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