04/30/2012 - Cedar Falls, IA (Sportsbook Betting Lines) - Former University of Northern Iowa linebacker L.J. Fort signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns on Monday.
UNI originally announced Fort would accept an invitation to rookie camp with the New Orleans Saints.
Fort was the runner-up for the 2011 Buck Buchanan Award as a senior, finishing the season as the FCS national leader in total tackles (184) and tackles per game (14.15), which are both UNI single-season records.
Fort, who ranks fifth in UNI history with 356 career stops, was the Missouri Valley Conference's defensive player of the year.
<< Lenhart tabbed as MLS Player of the Week
New York, NY (Sportsbook Betting Lines) - San Jose Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart was named the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 8 on Monday. Lenhart scored two goals in San Jose's 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturda
<< Out of the Rough: Tiger misguided with the fans
Philadelphia, PA (Sportsbook Betting Lines) - Tiger Woods has always been a trailblazer. When he burst on to the golf scene, the sport had never seen an athlete of his ethnic background compete, let alone dominate. Woods was a pioneer in the world o
<< This Week in Golf -- May 3 through May 6
Philadelphia, PA (Sportsbook Betting Lines) - PGA TOUR - WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina - Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy highlight the field as the PGA Tour heads to North Carolina for the Wells Farg
<< Green Bay Packers 2021 NFL Draft Review
(Sportsbook Betting Lines) - 1 - Nick Perry, OLB, Southern California (6-3, 271); 2 - Jerel Worthy, DL, Michigan State (6-2, 308); 2 - Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt (5-11, 192); 4 - Mike Daniels, DT, Iowa (6-1, 291); 4 - Jerron McMillian, S, Maine (5-
Top Shelf: Briere keeps adding to his playoff legacy >>
Philadelphia, PA (Sportsbook Betting Lines) - When the Philadelphia Flyers signed Danny Briere to an eight-year, $52 million contract in the summer of 2007, they were getting a player coming off a 95-point regular season with the Buffalo Sabres. Altho
New York Jets 2012 NFL Draft Review >>
(Sportsbook Betting Lines) - 1 - Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina (6-6, 284); 2 - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech (6-4, 215); 3 - Demario Davis, ILB, Arkansas State (6-2, 235); 6 - Josh Bush, S, Wake Forest (5-11, 208); 6 - Terrance Ganaway, RB, Bayl
Volandri beats Djokovic's brother in Belgrade >>
Belgrade, Serbia (Sportsbook Betting Lines) - Italian Filippo Volandri cruised past wild card Marko Djokovic in first-round action Monday at the $485,000 Serbia Open. Volandri whipped the 20-year-old younger brother of Serbian hero Nova
Silas out as Bobcats coach >>
Charlotte, NC (Sportsbook Betting Lines) - The Charlotte Bobcats on Monday announced that Paul Silas will not return as head coach for the 2012-13 season. Silas was named Charlotte's interim coach in December 2010 and guided the team to a 25-29
Matt Kenseth And Kevin Harvick Favorites To Take NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship
(September 15)—The NASCAR season has hit the homestretch with the opening event on this year’s Chase for the Cup taking place this weekend at the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. With 10 races remaining to determine the Cup Series champion, leading online sportsbook MySportsbook.com today announced odds on all 10 Chase qualifying drivers capturing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.
One of the largest sportsbook sites on the Internet, MySportsbook.com currently lists the top two drivers in the point standings as the early favorites to win the Nextel Cup. Entering the Chase for the Cup with a slim five-point lead in the point standings, 2003 NASCAR champ Matt Kenseth has been made a slight favorite to win his second Cup at 7/2 betting odds. 2001 Cup Rookie of the Year Kevin Harvick has betting odds listed at 5/2 and four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon is listed at 6/1 to capture the Nextel Cup this year.
Hoping to follow in the footsteps of his legendary father who won six NASCAR titles, Dale Earnhardt Jr. stands at 8/1 to breakthrough with his first Cup victory. Staying with the family theme, MySportsbook.com lists 2005 Rookie of the Year Kyle Busch at 14/1 to succeed big brother Kurt’s 2004 NASCAR title. While Kasey Kahne was the final driver to qualify for the Chase with a third place finish last week, the oddsmakers give him a fighting chance at 10/1 mainly due to several mile-and-a-half tracks remaining on the schedule. Despite going winless on the NASCAR circuit this season, Jeff Burton enters the Chase at 5/1 to capture the Cup title. Meanwhile, rookie Denny Hamlin is 4/1 to win the championship, while veteran driver Mark Martin enters the Chase for the Cup as a 15/1 long shot to win his first NASCAR title in his 24th and final season.
MySportsbook.com will offer comprehensive Nascar betting lines on every race remaining on the Nextel Cup series including driver match-ups, props and odds to win each race. For a complete list of NASCAR odds, please visit www.MySportsbook.com.
Brandon Roy Favorite to Win 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year
Portland TrailBlazer’s guard, Brandon Roy, is MySportsbook.com’s overwhelming favorite to win the NBA Rookie of the Year odds.
Despite missing 20 games due to an injury earlier this season, Roy has definitely put up the best numbers of his 1st year peers. In 32 games, Roy is averaging 15.3 PPG, 4.2 boards and 3.5 assists in over 33 minutes of play per game. While most rookies breakdown as the season progresses (see Morrison), Roy is only getting stronger as his playing time and scoring average has increased each month.
With 30 or so games left in the regular season, Roy isn’t a lock for the award by any means. Other rookies are putting together some pretty impressive campaigns and a few could give Roy a run for the award with increased playing time. Heading the list is first pick, Andrea Bargnani of the Toronto Raptors. Even though he has started only two games all season, Bargnani is averaging 10.3 PPPG while shooting 35% from deep.
Randy Foye of the Minnesota Timberwolves could be set to give Roy the best competition NBA Rookie of the Year betting lines. With the benching of Mike James, Foye looks like he could be the starter in the T-Wolves backcourt for the rest of the season. So far, Foye has averaged 9 PPG and 2.4 assists in just under 21 minutes per game. With his new role of starter, Foye’s numbers will definitely increase. In his first game as the new starting guard this past Sunday, Foye had 10 points; five rebounds and 8 assists. More importantly, he logged 34 minutes of playing time; his third highest run of the season.
Adam Morrison, of the Charlotte Bobcats, was the favorite early on in the season after averaging 15+ PPG through the first month of the season. Ever since his torrid start, Morrison’s point production has declined each month. This really isn’t surprising, considering at 6’8” he only weighs 205 lbs. Obviously he will need to hit the weights big time during the off-season in order to keep from breaking down in the future.
Be sure to log on to MySportsbook.com to bet on the NBA. With the regular season about to hit the homestretch, it is important to point out that MySportsbook.com has the highest credit card acceptance rate in the industry.