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Scoreless Inning Mark set by Jason Hoppe

Minnesota State's right-hander, Jason Hoppe, has set the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) single-season record with 55 1/3 back to back scoreless innings. On Thursday evening, Hoppe managed to throw 3 1-3 scoreless innings making Mavericks history with a 6-5 win over St. Edward's. This secured their advancement to the school's first Division II...

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NBA Hands Down Flopping Fines

The NBA handed down $5,000 fines each to Miami's LeBron James and Indiana's David West and Lance Stephenson for breaking the leagues rules against flopping during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. When asked about the fine prior to Thursday's Game 5, LeBron said, "It is what it is.'' He was also asked if he earned the fine and in response he said, â€...

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Hamstring Injury puts LA Dodgers' Matt Kemp on Disabled List

The Los Angeles Dodgers had to place center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday due to a hamstring injury. The Dodgers have hope that the strain is mild despite a missed 51 games last season due to the same injury on the other leg. "I don't want to be in the same situation where I come back, hurt it again and sit out another month," sa...

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French - South African Consortium to Bid for Greek Horse Racing Betting

French operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) and South African tote firm Phumelela Gaming & Leisure have formed a consortium in order to win the right to offer tote betting on horse races in Greece. Phumelela Gold Enterprises (PGE) is a joint venture between horseracing and tote betting operators Phumelela and Gold Circle (Pty) Ltd (GC), through its wholly owned s...

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Premier League: Mark Hughes set to become new Stoke boss

Former Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes is expected to be appointed as the new manager of Stoke City by the end of this week. Negotiations between Hughes and the Potters have gone well so far according to media reports and the 49-year-old is believed to be the Premier League club's first choice. Former manager Tony Pulis left Stoke last week and suggested...

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Premier League: Gareth Bale to consider Real Madrid offer

Gareth Bale's agent claims the player would listen to an offer from Real Madrid if they agreed a fee with Tottenham. Jonathan Barnett told a Spanish television show the Spurs winger would be honoured to hear from Madrid president Florentino Perez. Barnett said: "If somebody like Mr Perez was interested in Gareth Bale it would be a great honour and we would listen...

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French Football: Ricardo Carvalho joins Monaco, Falcao to follow

French top-flight side Monaco have signed Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho and French media reports claim Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao will be next for a whooping £50m. Former Chelsea centre-back and Portuguese international Carvalho, aged 35, has agreed a one-year deal. 27-year-old Falcao, thought to be a target for both Chelsea and Manchester Ci...

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Cantor and Will Hill Cross Swords in Nevada

Thanks to the acquisition of Brandywine Bookmaking in 2011 and its growing presence in Nevada, Brit bookie William Hill seems to have grown into a thorn in the eye of the Cantor Gaming group, which controls much of the sports betting activity in Nevada. Another thing that seems to bother Cantor is that the Brandywine founder, former Cantor exec Joe Asher, us c...

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Real Madrid Gets Digital Sponsorship from bwin?

A new multi-annual deal between digital entertainment plc (bwin) and Spanish professional football club Real Madrid seems to be just around the corner, as the company announced it has been in the final stages of discussions with the club regarding an extension of their existing long-standing relationship to an official digital partnership. It has be...

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Inspired Virtual Sports Intrigue Gamenet and Expands in Italian Market

News came this week that Italian operator Gamenet Italy has closed a deal with the Inspired Gaming Group which will see Inspired's virtual sports become available to its Italian punters. This way, Gamenet users will gain access to betting on Inspired virtual events in football, horse racing, horse trotting, greyhound racing, speedway, motor racing, tennis and...

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New Sports Betting Site by Hungarian Lottery

After much anticipation and a five-month testing period, the Hungarian National Lottery Szerencsejáték Zrt's online sports betting website has become available at tippmixpro (.hu). The site was supposed to be developed and delivered by GTECH G2 around the middle of last year, but since the company failed to comply with its obligations it was subsequently cha...

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Horse Racing: Frankel's half-sister Joyeuse considered for Ascot race

Frankel's two-year-old half-sister Joyeuse is being considered for next month's Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot after a superb winning debut at Lingfield on Tuesday. Joyeuse was ridden to a three-and-a-quarter-length victory in the Maiden Fillies' Stakes by Tom Queally. The unbeaten Frankel retired as the world's top-rated racehorse in 2012, winning 14 races out...

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French Open 2013: Samantha Stosur cruises through amid heavy rain delays

Former US Open champion Sam Stosur started her French Open campaign by demolishing Kimiko Date-Krumm on a rain-affected day three at Roland Garros. Stosur, seeded ninth, broke her 42-year-old Japanese opponent five times to win 6-0 6-2 in just over an hour of play. Australian Stosur was runner-up in 2010 and has reached the semi-finals twice. Elsewhere in the...

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Premier League: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure from Manchester City

Liverpool have agreed a deal with Manchester City for Ivorian defender Kolo Toure and the 32-year-old international will move to Anfield on 1 July when his contract at Etihad Stadium expires. Toure has made 102 appearances for City since joining from Arsenal for 14 million pounds in July 2009 and was a key part in the team that won the Premier League in 2011-12....

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Update: Debate Over Advertising Ban in Australia Continues, Communication Minister Claims Media Need Betting Advertising Money

Regarding the latest move by the Australian Government which seeks to impose a ban on live-odds during TV sports, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said that the industry cannot afford to lose the estimated A$40 million per annum of ad spending from betting companies. According to Steve Allen, managing director of an advertising market analytics firm Fusi...

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Sportingbet Cancels Group Marketing and Sales Position?

According to this week's reports, Sportingbet's Group Marketing and Sales position, which was under the leadership of Director Richard Howarth, has been made redundant. Howarth will leave the company after two years of serving and immediately following the group's acquisition by William Hill. Regarding this move, Sportingbet Group Australia chief executive off...

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Tennis: Nadal survives early scare at French Open

Rafael Nadal made it through one of his toughest matches at the French Open as he defeated Germany's Daniel Brands in four sets to advance into the second round. The seven-time champion started the defence of his title with an surprisingly tough 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 6-3 win over the world number 59. Nadal was in all sorts of trouble at a set down and 0-3 in the s...

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Crystal Palace return to the Premier League

Kevin Phillips scored the only goal as Crystal Palace defeated Watford in a nervy Championship play-off final at Wembley. Phillips, aged 39 and a loser in three previous play-off finals, scored from the penalty spot at the end of the first half of extra time as Palace ended an eight-year absence from the Premier League. The penalty was awarded after a foul by Mar...

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Tabcorp Supports Tighter Controls of Sports Betting Advertising in Australia

In light of the recent move by Australian broadcasting networks which have accepted a government ultimatum to restrain the display of betting odds during televised sports events, the major betting group Tabcorp which claims it holds a 44-percent market share in Aussie betting, issued a statement in support of tighter controls, advocating further controls on the p...

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Update: Online Horserace Betting Bill Comes Alive… Again!

An announcement came this week that Illinois legislators resurrected a law that expired six months ago and that allows betting on the ponies over the Internet. On May 26, the Illinois House voted 90-18 to renew electronic wagering through the end of 2013, pushing the bill SB1884 to the Senate, where it is expected to pass. This will be a big move for tracks...

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