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Pepperdine coach Marty Wilson signs 5-year contract extension

  Pepperdine men's basketball coach Marty Wilson has signed a five-year contract extension that will take him through the 2020-21 season. The Waves were 18-14 overall last season, finishing fourth in the West Coast Conference with a 10-8 record. They played in the CBI tournament, their first postseason appearance since 2002. Wilson has a 55-67 record in four years as coach. The...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

World Series of Poker win extends Phil Hellmuth's record

LAS VEGAS (AP) Poker star Phil Hellmuth says his latest World Series of Poker top finish extending his record wins among all-time card-playing greats is dedicated to his friend, the late Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg. Hellmuth won his 14th tournament bracelet early Tuesday, placing him four ahead of poker's other iconic winners Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

World Series of Poker win extends Phil Hellmuth's record haul of titles

  Poker star Phil Hellmuth has again extended his World Series of Poker winning record among the card game's all-time greats and dedicated his latest victory to his friend, the late Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg. Hellmuth won his 14th tournament bracelet early Tuesday morning, placing him four ahead of poker's other iconic winners Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Boris Becker to seek British citizenship 'eventually'

LONDON (AP) Boris Becker says he enjoys living in Wimbledon so much that he's going to apply for British citizenship at some point in the future. Interviewed on BBC television, the German six-time Grand Slam champion said Wednesday that he and his family ''love Wimbledon a lot; people treat us with respect.'' He described the west London district and home of the tennis championships...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 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...
Via Busted Coverage
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Boris Becker lives at Wimbledon, plans to seek British citizenship

  Boris Becker says he enjoys living in Wimbledon so much that he's going to apply for British citizenship at some point in the future. Interviewed on BBC television, the German six-time Grand Slam champion said Wednesday that he and his family ''love Wimbledon a lot; people treat us with respect.'' He described the west London district and home of the tennis championships as his...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Villa should sell Benteke if the bid is right, says Cascarino

Tony Cascarino has urged Aston Villa to cash in on Christian Benteke if the Belgium international sees his future away […]
Via Soccer News
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders FC: How Swede it is, Erik Friberg is back!

Well, well, well,  isnt that something? Beloved former Sounder infielder Erik Friberg is back! Expect the chants of “Play Friberg!” to echo throughout the pitch this Friday by the Rave Green faithful. Injuries and red cards have decimated the Sounder squad. Losing to the cellar dwelling Philadelphia Union and suffering a second humiliation to Portland in the span of 2 weeks...
Via Seattle Side Up!
June 29, 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...
Via Bloguin Best
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Celebrities, poker pros out of World Series of Poker running

LAS VEGAS (AP) Actor James Woods and actress Jennifer Tilly are out of contention for the World Series of Poker's championship no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event. Woods went all-in with a pair of aces but lost to a three-of-a-kind of queens just before midnight Wednesday. A pair of queens ultimately ended Tilly's aspirations earlier in the evening. Chris Moneymaker, who boosted...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 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...
Via Fox Sports
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Hellmuth knocked out of World Series of Poker, 237 left

LAS VEGAS (AP) Poker pro Phil Hellmuth's chances at a second World Series of Poker championship have been vanquished as the field in the No-limit Texas Hold `em main event has shrunk to 237 players from nearly 1,200 on Friday evening. The field started with 6,420 players each putting $10,000 on the line. Hellmuth went all-in Saturday with a pair of queens against fellow poker icon...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

World Series of Poker main event closing in on final table

  The latest from the World Series of Poker main event championship: 6:30 p.m. PT The field of would-be World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold 'em champions is down to 15 players. Hall of Famer and fan favorite Daniel Negreanu is still in the running with the eighth largest stack of chips. Negreanu's luck got the best of David Peters. The 56-year-old attorney from San Diego...
Via AP on Fox
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Last 9 set at World Series of Poker; finale eludes Negreanu

LAS VEGAS (AP) Six-time bracelet winner and poker pro Daniel Negreanu seemed headed for a fairy tale ending at the World Series of Poker, but the dream was crushed by the queen of hearts sending him to the sidelines in the chase for the $7.7 million top prize. Instead, nine other competitors will finish poker's richest tournament in November, including a 72-year-old former Hasbro...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Poker star Daniel Negreanu wants to buy piece of Las Vegas NHL franchise

With approximately $30 million in tournament earnings - the highest total in history - Canadian poker star Daniel Negreanu wants to put some of his fortune towards buying a slice of Bill Foley's Las Vegas NHL franchise. Las Vegas doesn't even have an NHL franchise at the moment, but Negreanu believes there's a strong chance it'll get one, putting the odds of success at "99.9 percent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Bloguin Best
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers Fans Unhappy At Levi’s Stadium, Want To Sell Off Season Tickets

The site of Super Bowl 50 has a disgruntled fan base. San Francisco 49ers fans are so unsatisfied with their experiences at Levi’s Stadium that they are starting to sell off their season tickets. Tuan Le, a San Jose resident, told Chris Nguyen of KFSN-TV in Fresno, Calif., that the experience isn’t fun. “Half the stadium, we get beat up by the sun,” Le said. “So...
Via NESN.com
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Liv Boeree and four more female Poker champions

Yes, Poker may be a hot game, but these top 5 female poker players raise the roof! Ssssssszzzzzzz… Feel the burn with these  ladies and find out a bit more about them. In no particular order of skill or fame Raging Bull Casino presents: Liv Boeree Nicknamed ‘Iron Maiden’ because of her absolute love of all things rock and roll and heavy metal. Playing poker for over 10...
Via The Sports Bank
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Poker pro Antonio Esfandiari disqualified for peeing at table

Antonio Esfandiari has apologized for his actions after he was disqualified from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event this week for relieving himself into a bottle at a table during the tournament. The three-time World Series of Poker bracelet-winner claims he couldn’t make it to the restroom due to the debilitating aftermath of trying to win a prop bet with amateur poker...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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