Starting Monday, the Los Feliz native will host Daily Wager, a daily program on ESPNews airing at 3 p.m. and available for streaming on the ESPN app.Its the first regularly scheduled program from the Walt Disney Co.s sports media behemoth solely dedicated to gaming-related information and data on upcoming contests, and it likely wont be the last as legal sports betting spreads throughout the country.The Supreme Court ruling in May that legalized sports betting is expected to be a boost for sports talk shows, which are the low-cost moneymakers for outlets that need programming to supplement their live play-by-play telecasts.,Open discussion of odds, point spreads and other analytical data related to wagering on pro and college games each night could potentially energize the format for an audience that has a financial stake in the outcomes.The changes in the law open up an entirely new genre of entertainment, said Patrick Rishe, director of the sports business program at Washington University in St. Louis.Other sports networks are already on the bandwagon.,WarnerMedias digital sports website Bleacher Report announced last month that it is building a studio inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas where it will produce gaming-related content.But as the countrys leading source of sports programming, ESPN, with its entry into gaming-themed shows, is marking the strongest indication yet of an attitudinal shift toward a once-verboten subject on which sports TV coverage has traditionally tread lightly.A daily ESPN show is an important milestone, said Lee Berke, president of the consulting firm LHB Sports, Entertainment Media.,ESPNs SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt has a popular segment called Bad Beats, which humorously focuses on heartbreaking, last-minute plays that result in teams failing to cover the spread.Van Pelt sidekick Steve Coughlin will be one of the contributors to Daily Wager along with ESPN radio host Chris The Bear Fallica, ESPN.com gambling industry reporter David Purdum, Las Vegas-based handicapper Preston Johnson, fantasy football analyst Anita Marks and sports betting expert Joe Fortenbaugh.Rishe believes programs that provide usable data for bettors have the potential to draw younger viewers who have drifted away from traditional TV for sports news.,After graduating with a degree in economics from Brown University, he immersed himself in the analytics and data related to gaming and became an expert as a sports journalist in Las Vegas, where the home team is betting, he said.While wager-related data crunched by ESPNs statistic and information group will line the screen during Daily Wager, Kezirian said the programs content will still be accessible to the non-betting fan.Were still in Year 1 of legalization and I think there is a new audience that is open-minded to the space, so we want to be inclusive, he said.

Community Channel: New music store opens in Westport; Career Coach to lead class on Jan. 10

Music & Arts recently unveiled its newest musical instrument store and lessons facility in Westport.,The new store serves the residents of Westport and surrounding Fairfield County towns including Fairfield and Norwalk by offering private and group lessons programs, instrument rentals, repairs and a wide assortment of instruments and accessories.,For over 65 years, we have continued to serve local communities with a wide assortment of top-name brands, expert repairs, and university-trained lesson instructors,” said Music & Arts president Steve Zapf in a news release.,The American Job Center Southwest’s Career Coach will return to Westport Town Hall on Jan. 10 to offer a a beginner’s class in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by an intermediate class in PowerPoint 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m.,The Westport Country Playhouse will present “The Moth Mainstage,” featuring five storytellers sharing true, personal stories from their lives on the theme, “The Ties That Bind: The Moth in Westport,” on Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. read more

In the early 2000s, Indian Tennis woke up to a phenomenon called the Uberoi Sisters.,In this part, Neha shares her journey on the Pro Tour success with her sister Shikha Uberoi, the tough and lonely journey that followed leading to her quitting the game at age 22.,So the level of understanding that we have with each other and the shared memories and journey that we had is something very unique to just Shikha and I.,But I have since leaving tennis and coming out of Tennis, I have been able to form stronger relationships with my sisters, especially my younger ones – twins Nikki and Nimmi.,If you want to be great and you don’t have a lot of intrinsic motivation, no matter how hard you train, how much money you put in, you are not going to get the same results.

So if you’re not really into the whole winter sports thing, let me introduce you to a few reasons why you should definitely still watch and cheer on Team USA this winter.,Greenway is a current junior at Boston University and is the first African American to play on the USA national team in the Olympics.,Rippon was an alternate for Team USA during the 2010 games and will have his first shot at the podium this year.,Mantia currently holds 28 world championship titles and 15 world cup gold medals in various speed skating events.,In this year's game, he will be competing in the 1000 m, 1500 m, and mass start event.

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So if you’re not really into the whole winter sports thing, let me introduce you to a few reasons why you should definitely still watch and cheer on Team USA this winter.,Greenway is a current junior at Boston University and is the first African American to play on the USA national team in the Olympics.,Rippon was an alternate for Team USA during the 2010 games and will have his first shot at the podium this year.,Mantia currently holds 28 world championship titles and 15 world cup gold medals in various speed skating events.,In this year's game, he will be competing in the 1000 m, 1500 m, and mass start event.