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.
The Golden Eagles got out to a 12-0 lead in the first quarter.,The Govs were shutout in the scoring column until senior forward Jack Maher scored a bucket with seven seconds left before the first quarter buzzer.,The Golden Eagles got 11 points from the bench.,The Govs were led by junior center Grey Zabel, who racked up ten points.,Sophomore guard Bennett Dean claimed eight points coming off the bench for the Govs.
The Govs (no. 15 in Class AA, 4-13) have lost their last nine games.
GLENVILLE — Aside from scoring his 1,000th career point here Saturday night at Glenville State College’s Waco Center, Williamstown’s Cullen Cutright had game-highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds to help lead the No. 8 Yellowjackets to an 83-62 victory versus Braxton County in the Little Kanawha Conference Night of Champions consolation affair.,SUMMERSVILLE — Wood County Christian capped its 2018-19 season on a winning note, defeating Mercer Christian 56-54 Saturday in a West Virginia Christian Athletic Tournament consolation game.,WELLSTON, Ohio — After beating Fairfield Union twice in the regular season, Warren High fell to the Falcons 38-30 in a Division II sectional final Saturday at Wellston High School.,Warren (11-9) mustered just two points in the first quarter and trailed 10-2 after eight minutes.,GLENVILLE — Gilmer County escaped with a 53-52 win over Doddridge County Saturday in a sectional tournament opener.
The Stanley County Buffaloes basketball team played their first home game in nearly two weeks on Monday night.,The Buffs clawed their way to within one point at the end of the third quarter.,The Falcons were led by senior guard Aiden Bizardie, who had a game high 26 points.,Hoftiezer had 21 points, while Fischer had 20 points.,The Buffs will next see action on Tuesday night when they host the Mobridge-Pollock Tigers at Parkview Gymnasium.
• OU has three players ranked in the top 10 in rebounding in the Big 12: Christian James (sixth, 7.3), Brady Manek (eighth, 6.7) and Kristian Doolittle (10th, 6.3).,• James failed to record a double-double in his first 104 collegiate games, but has produced at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in six of his 14 games since.,• James failed to produce a double-double in his first 104 collegiate games but has produced at least 10 points and 10 boards in six of the 13 games since.,• With an average of 16.3 points per game, James is fourth in the Big 12 scoring race.,• By scoring 20 points on Jan. 16 against Kansas State, James became the 45th Sooner to eclipse 1,000 points in an Oklahoma uniform (eighth in the Lon Kruger era).
With 2:18 left to go in the second quarter, and with the Govs up 26-23, junior forward Garrett Stout, who was one of the leading scorers for the Govs at the time, committed his third foul of the game.,With Stout of of the picture, the Tigers ended the half on a 10-2 run, including a rare four point play by junior forward Teegan Evers.,Senior forward Tanner Evers exploded in the fourth quarter for four three pointers to help expand the Tigers lead.,The Tigers were led by Teegan Evers, who had a game high 24 points.,The Tigers (9-6, no. 8 in Class AA) have beaten the Govs twice this season.
Against Winthrop, OU picked up the doubles point with wins from Jasmine Asghar and Ivana Corley at the top spot and Kianah Motosono and Olekdandra Korasvili on court three.,In singles, Corley cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 victory on court five, while Camila Romero got a 6-2, 6-4 win at the No. 3 spot.,Korashvili and Motosono again captured the point for OU, holding on for a 7-6 (5) victory at the No. 3 spot.,The award marked the first career honor for Korashvili, who made her OU debut this spring.,She becomes OU’s first Big 12 Player of the Week since Whitney Ritchie in 2014.
• The Sooners snapped ISU winning streak last year in Norman with a 21-point victory to close the regular season
• Oklahoma is the only school in the country with a win over a team from every major conference (Power Five + Big East).,• OU has three players ranked in the top 10 in rebounding in the Big 12: Christian James (sixth, 7.1), Kristian Doolittle (eighth, 6.6) and Brady Manek (ninth, 6.5).,• Oklahoma’s opponents are averaging 32.0 points in the first half.,• Graduate guard Miles Reynolds continues to make the most of his lone season with the Sooners, earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for games played Dec. 17-25.,Reynolds averaged 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in Oklahoma’s two most recent wins (Creighton and at Northwestern) to earn the honor for the first time
On court two, Camila Romero and Martina Capurro got the Sooners off to a hot start when they shut out Winthrop’s Alisa Soloveva and Rafaela Santos 6-0 in just 25 minutes.,The point came down to court three, where Kianah Motosono and Oleksandra Korashvili downed Tayla Van Eck and Ellie Burns.,Freshman Motosono clinched the match for OU with a dominant 6-1, 6-1 victory over Ellie Burns at the No. 6 line.,Capurro trailed 6-4 in the breaker, but staved off match points to take the lead and win the frame to send her court to a deciding set.,Jasmine Asghar (OU) vs. Rafaela Santos (Winthrop), 6-4, 4-6, 6-6, unfinished
There is a plaque on the wall of a newly-built Kenyan school hall that reads: "Donated by friends and family, in loving memory of Jock Hobbs, 7th January 2019".,The plaque is but one strand to Hobbs' journey that has pulled together supporters from the United States and New Zealand, and seen his close friend, NFL safety Kenny Vaccaro, embroiled in a standoff with US President Donald Trump after protesting police brutality and racial injustice by sitting with 10 team-mates during the national anthem.,Hobbs in his playing days at North Harbour ... a visit to Kenya changed his view of the world.,His professor, Glenn Kramon, identified the value in the message, and under the title "The collateral damage of a petty NFL", Hobbs' piece was published in the New York Times.,The piece turned heads, sparking feedback and financial support from the New Zealand and US communities that pushed Hobbs' project over the line.