United passenger has made more than $200K playing professional poker

The man who was dragged off of an overbooked United Airlines flight on Sunday after refusing to give up his seat is apparently an accomplished poker player.David Dao, a 69-year-old doctor who has gone viral after his face was bloodied during a struggle with airport security, has participated in numerous World Series of Poker events and made $234,644 while playing professionally,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 11, 2017  |  Discuss

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

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 was...
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...
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January 13, 2016  |  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

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 Ivey...
Via Associated Press
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 Waves...
Via Associated Press
June 04, 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 Tad...
Via On Pit Road
January 30, 2015  |  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 in...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Ivey denied $11M casino payout

Accomplished gambler and noted professional poker player Phil Ivey was denied a payout of £7.8 million by a London casino last year, and the Daily Mail says that is because he is suspected of exploiting a card manufacturer’s error to read the back of the cards. As we shared with you last year, Ivey won £7.8 million playing a game called Punto Blanco at Crockfords, an upscale, private...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2013  |  104 Comments

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

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

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

Becker's estate seized after rift with gardener

Tennis great Boris Becker's sprawling estate in Majorca was impounded by the Spanish authorities because he refuses to pay a €300,000 ($425,378) gardening bill. The German, 43, booked a company to tend his orange trees, 15-meter pool and tennis and basketball courts at the 265,000 square-meter (290 square-yard) property in the northeastern region of the island. But after putting...
Via FOX Sports
June 24, 2011  |  Discuss

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