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.

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“You could put him on a field with professional players, or play at the international level and he would score three or four goals in a game right now as a 16-year-old.,“When I watch Mikey Powell, or Lyle Thompson or Brennan O’Neill play the game, there’s nothing traditional about their game.,O’Neill, a junior at St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) High School, was once the earliest boys’ lacrosse player ever to commit to a college program — making the pledge to Penn State as an eighth-grader in 2016 before flipping his commitment to Duke in September.,After games, O’Neill would come home to watch YouTube videos of Mark Matthews and John Grant Jr., then head out to the backyard to test their moves.,It took a meeting with coach Joe Spallina at a Pro Player Lacrosse Camp to give O’Neill that impression. read more

Three agreements on the disengagement of military forces had been reached, two between Egypt and Israel, and one between Syria and Israel, which set the stage for Carter’s own diplomatic efforts in the Arab–Israeli arena.,For example, during a somewhat stiff meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in March 1977, Carter pressed for Israel’s view on the future of the West Bank.,The main reason for the shift away from Carter’s initial hope that progress could be made on a broad Arab–Israeli peace was the election in May 1977 of Menachem Begin as Prime Minister of Israel—an event unforeseen in Washington.,Begin lectured us as if we were uneducated schoolchildren, showing us—Carter and the rest of the American diplomatic team—simplistic maps of the Middle East with all the Arab countries colored in red and tiny Israel standing out in blue as the only reliable democracy in the region.,In a private meeting during this visit, Begin asked Carter not to repeat his view that Israel should withdraw to the 1967 lines in return for peace, with only minor, mutually agreed modifications.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles City Council tentatively  passed an ordinance Tuesday that bans the sale and manufacturing of fur within city limits.,The ordinance bans the sale of products that use fur — such as handbags, shoes, hats, earmuffs and jewelry – within city limits.,Last September, the city council voted unanimously to direct the L.A. city attorney’s office to draft an ordinance outlining the ban.,San Francisco, Berkeley and West Hollywood are among the California cities which already have fur bans in place.,West Hollywood was the first city in the nation to institute a fur ban back in 2013.

Even for the buffalo wing sauce, we use Frank's Red Hot but we use a lot of other ingredients in there to kind of add to the flavor.",The Buffa-Blues are "super crispy" wings tossed in both buffalo and blue cheese sauce, creating a wing that is perfectly coated in everyone's favorite wing side sauce.,Just don't be surprised if you still find yourself craving the tang of their house barbecue sauce or the satisfying feeling of a wing evenly coated in buffalo sauce and blue cheese without having to give it a single dunk.,Whether sitting at the bar and sampling beers or having a nice sit-down meal with friends or family, guests can choose between a variety of wing flavors, including Buffalo New York Style, Garlic Parmesan, Sweet Chili Glaze and their new Maple BBQ, which owner Shane Nunes said is already their most popular.,The combination of maple and barbecue blends together perfectly and each wings is generously coated with this magnificent sauce, creating that rare flavor that can stand on its own without any assistance from blue cheese or ranch dressing...though it certainly still adds to it.

In the NFC, it’s Drew Brees and Sean Payton, whose pairing doesn’t go back as far as the Brady/Belichick match game but nevertheless has been a rare constant in an NFL that is obsessed with constant change.,There aren’t many folks in the country who would mind seeing the Saints get back to the sport’s biggest game one last time.,FOURTH PLACE: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Rams

You know, a lot of people are hoping for this one, because it would be a rematch of the most insane Monday Night Football game of all time.,THIRD PLACE: New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams read more

Anthony Lynn often said that the Los Angeles Chargers winning six of their final seven games in 2017 helped serve as a springboard to this season's success, which resulted in the team's first postseason berth in five years.,Lynn is hoping Sunday's 41-28 loss to New England in the AFC divisional round can serve the same purpose for next season's group.,After starting 1-2 this season — which included losses to the Chiefs and Rams — Los Angeles won 10 of 11, which included second-half rallies on the road against Pittsburgh and Kansas City.,The loss Sunday to the Patriots marked the first time all season the Chargers lost a road game outside of Los Angeles.,Here are some things to watch as the Chargers begin their offseason:

ONE MORE GAME: Lynn and his staff still have one more game to coach this season. read more

On Aug. 20, 2005, a crowd of A-listers — including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jessica Alba — watched as Lauren Sanchez, an “Extra” correspondent, sashayed down the aisle to tie the knot with their Hollywood mega-agent Patrick Whitesell.,Finally caught out, Sanchez and Bezos are in the relationship for keeps, said the source familiar with the affair.,Bezos made a play for Sanchez at a 2016 holiday party that he threw with Matt Damon to celebrate “Manchester by the Sea,” said the source familiar with the affair.,Patrick Whitesell, Lauren Sanchez and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, 2016.,In November 2018, Bezos and Sanchez told their spouses about their affair and were seen “making out like teenagers” at Hollywood power spot Felix in Venice, Calif., Page Six reported.

When: Jan. 26-27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach read more