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Game 42: Wolves vs. Spurs Preview

Turn that frown upside down Karl, the third quarter is coming. Wolves at Spurs7:30 pm CSTFS North Uh-oh, game 42 of the season means it is officially the third quarter of the Wolves season! Look out Greg Popovich, the Wolves historically dominate the third quarter. Over the past three seasons, the Wolves have made an about face come game 42 of the season. Game 42 of 2015-16:...
Via Canis Hoopus
January 17, 2017

REPORT: Cal LT Aaron Cochran returning for senior season

Potential good news! Cal is losing at least two offensive linemen from their 2016 squad. Senior left guard Chris Borrayo and right tackle Steven Moore have used up all their eligibility. So Cal will have to rely at least on two new faces next year. One name that was circulated as another potential departure was tackle Aaron Cochran. Cochran was rumored to potentially be graduating...
Via California Golden Blogs
December 22, 2016

Phil Ivey loses battle with casino, ordered to pay back millions in baccarat winnings

10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Ivey and his associate Cheung Yin Sun have been ordered by a federal judge to return $10.1 million in winnings to the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, two years after the Borgata sued the pair for allegedly cheating.The ruling was especially controversial, as Ivey and Sun claimed that they simply used observation and...
Via FOX Sports
December 19, 2016

Phil Ivey loses battle with casino, ordered to pay back millions in baccarat winnings

10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Ivey and his associate Cheung Yin Sun have been ordered by a federal judge to return $10.1 million in winnings to the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, two years after the Borgata sued the pair for allegedly cheating.The ruling was especially controversial, as Ivey and Sun claimed that they simply used observation and...
Via FOX Sports
December 19, 2016

Cal football fans, would you buy or renew 2017 season tickets?

Go Bears! Put yourself in the mindset of a Cal season ticket holder. If the status quo holds, would you renew or buy tickets for 2017, choose to stay home, or do what? Nam Le: Listen, man. I don't buy the tickets or spend my money supporting this team because I expect them to win. Don't get me wrong or anything. Winning is fantastic, and winning is the goal, but my support for...
Via California Golden Blogs
November 23, 2016

Golden Blogs Pick-Em Week 12: Big Week including The Big Game

The Big Game is here! Who has Cal? There’s also “big games” happening, including one between the first place teams in the North and South. Our insight awaits! As the season is winding down and finals are just around the corner... Big Game Week is here! Tomorrow we will be heading to Memorial Stadium looking for a big time upset of the Stanford Cardinal. There’s also multiple...
Via California Golden Blogs
November 18, 2016

Qui Nguyen wins WSOP Main Event for $8M payday

Former nail salon owner and failed professional baccarat player Qui Nguyen (Kwee Win) has won the World Series of Poker Main Event after the longest heads-up matchup in tournament history.The 39-year-old in a raccoon baseball cap took the top prize of $8,005,310 and the gold bracelet on Tuesday night in Las Vegas. He eliminated San Francisco poker pro Gordon Vayo (VAY-oh) on the...
Via FOX Sports
November 02, 2016

Cal Football Evans Hall Stats: Week 8 v. USC

Once full on Roast Duck we shall make haste unto the city of Troy. Let’s hope this time it won’t take us 40 years to win at the Colosseum. When Cal was up by 20 in half-time some Cal sports bloggers started revelling in some gloating that needed to be done after losing to Oregon for 8 years in a row. i'm surfing eat24 for duck dishes if you'd like to know my relative confidence...
Via California Golden Blogs
October 27, 2016

Golden Blogs Pick-em Week 0: Cal opens up in Australia

Our staff picks Cal vs. Hawaii using Vegas odds. College Football season is finally back! Well, if you want to be technical, the season “really” starts in a week. But of course there’s one FBS game taking place a week early, and it involves our Bears! Hopefully this isn’t news to anyone, but Cal is in Australia this week to take on Hawai’i. It’s been mentioned before...
Via California Golden Blogs
August 26, 2016

Be Like Tom Vu

For the unfortunate few that did not have the pleasure of experiencing Tom Vu in the late 80’s, you truly missed out. His infomercials were the best thing on late night television, which prompted In Living Color, Saturday Night Live, and Family Guy to all pay homage to him. 
Via Razzball Football
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal vs. Texas roundtable: Feelings on the Longhorns rematch?

What are your feelings about the Texas game? What are you hoping for from the Bears against the Longhorns? LeonPowe: This one I'm completely unsure about. Last season was the narrowest of narrow escapes and that was with the #1 pick at QB. Coin flip? Avinash: What to make of Texas. They look like they'll be a complete mess offensively (no quaterback of note yet, new offensive coordinator...
Via California Golden Blogs
August 17, 2016

Cal Football Fall Camp Practice #6: Speed is Fun

Faster, faster, faster! No frills. Let's delve right into Saturday practice. Rob's Practice Notebook: With the departure of both Carlos Strickland and Austin Aaron, the depth chart will need some reshuffling. Thankfully for the Bears, the staff has gotten great depth and talent at the WR position. Its now a matter of who steps up and plays. The first big play of the day was...
Via California Golden Blogs
August 07, 2016

Making The List: William “Bill” Smith

There are many routes we could take this week for Making the List. But summer’s sweltering heat has me thinking of a pool, or more specifically, swimming. I previously mentioned two Great Buckeyes in the swimmers category, Yoshi Oyakawa, and legendary coach Mike Pepe. I do know that the Buckeyes had many great swimmers in their history, and I should acknowledge them, one which...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
June 24, 2016  |  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

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

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

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
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