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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...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Pepperdine hoops coach Marty Wilson signs contract extension

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Hellmuth’s Advice on How to Win at Poker

Getting together with your buddies (or strangers) for a night of poker can be a lot of fun. But it’s considerably more enjoyable when you...
Via Athlon Sports
April 09, 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]
Via COED
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...
Via On Pit Road
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Unsatisfied: Owner Brad Daugherty wants more from team

When AJ Allmendinger won a race and made the Chase for the Sprint Cup last year in his first full season with JTG Daugherty Racing, team co-owner Brad Daugherty was happy to have a driver reach Victory Lane and NASCAR's playoff for the first time in the organization's history. Of course, happiness is one thing. Satisfaction is another. It seems that Daugherty -- a former standout...
Via Fox Sports
January 28, 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...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Daugherty is going to stick around ESPN as a basketball analyst

ESPN has re-signed Brad Daugherty, a former NBA All-Star and college basketball player, to serve as a basketball analyst covering both the NBA and college basketball beginning in November. Given his experience as an owner in the racing world, Daugherty served as an analyst for NASCAR on ESPN, appearing on programs such as NASCAR Countdown and NASCAR Now. ESPN now switches Daugherty...
Via Awful Announcing
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Daugherty to Remain with ESPN as NBA and College Basketball Analyst

Brad Daugherty, a former five-time NBA All-Star and college basketball standout, will serve as an NBA and college basketball analyst beginning in November. Daugherty will appear regularly on NBA Tonight, NBA Coast to Coast, SportsCenter and on additional news and information programming. He will also serve as an analyst for most games in ESPNU’s ACC Sunday night package, in addition...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 28, 2014  |  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...
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
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