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British Open 2019: How to watch, betting odds

British Open 2019: How to watch, betting odds

Sports
July 17 (UPI) -- The 2019 British Open tees off Thursday at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Here is how to watch and the betting favorites to win the tournament. Northerland Ireland native Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite to win the tournament, according to the odds makers at MyTopSportsBooks. The 2014 British Open champion has 17-2 odds of winning the major championship. McIlroy enters the tournament as the No. 3 golfer in the world. He finished tied for ninth at the U.S. Open after winning the RBC Canadian Open. McIlroy also won the Players Championship in March. Brooks Koepka is the No. 1 golfer in the world, but never has won the British Open. Koepka finished second at the Masters and won the PGA Championship. He is the second best bet to win the tournament, with 9-1 odds at...
Women’s World Cup soccer: How to watch USA vs. Netherlands, betting odds

Women’s World Cup soccer: How to watch USA vs. Netherlands, betting odds

Sports
July 6 (UPI) -- The United States Women's National Team is one win away from capturing its fourth Women's World Cup title. The U.S. plays the Netherlands in the final Sunday in Lyon, France. The Americans are making their record third consecutive trip to the final. The United States, playing in its fifth final, has reached more Women's World Cup finals than any other country. The U.S. is the reigning world champion, while European champion Netherlands will make its first appearance in the final. "I think the legacy that even the players want to leave is that it's bigger than within the team," U.S. coach Jill Ellis told reporters. "I hope the players feel they were put in an environment where they were encouraged to perform and to grow and give back. I think that's the bigger legacy of th...
March Madness: Final Four point spreads, title game betting odds

March Madness: Final Four point spreads, title game betting odds

Sports
April 5 (UPI) -- Brackets are busted, but the 2019 NCAA men's basketball tournament has three games remaining. Here are the best bets to advance and potential title favorites. The Final Four tips off with No. 1 Virginia battling No. 5 Auburn at 6:09 p.m. Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 Texas Tech battle after the final horn of the first game in Minneapolis. The national championship is set for Monday at U.S Bank Stadium. Oddsmakers at BetOnline.AG list Virginia as a six point favorite to beat Auburn. Michigan State is a 2.5 point favorite over Texas Tech. Texas Tech would be a 1.5 point favorite over Auburn if both of those teams advanced to the championship. Virginia would be a 3.5 point favorite over Texas Tech in the title game. Michigan St...
Shareholders are betting on the comeback of Destination Maternity

Shareholders are betting on the comeback of Destination Maternity

Finance
Shareholders at Gullane Capital Partners are betting on a comeback for maternity apparel retailer Destination Maternity. While it hasn't been exactly rosy for the company — with sales weighed down by challenges so far, and a slow entry into e-commerce, Trip Miller, managing partner of Gullane Capital Partners, believes that things are looking up. "There's just a myriad of opportunities here to generate value," Trip Miller, managing partner of Gullane Capital Partners told CNBC. His firm owns 3.4 percent of the company's outstanding shares. "Mo...
US ruling opens way for states-wide sports betting

US ruling opens way for states-wide sports betting

Business
The US Supreme Court has made a landmark ruling that could allow states across the country to legalise sports betting.It has endorsed a 2014 state ruling in New Jersey which permits sports betting in casinos and at horse racing tracks.The court also struck down a 1992 federal law banning sports gambling.The news sent the share prices of gambling stocks in the US and UK surging, including Britain's William Hill and Paddy Power.Several major US sports bodies had opposed the move, including the National Basketball Association.The National Collegiate Athletic Association said it was a threat to the "integrity of athletic competition".However, Justice Samuel Alito wrote on behalf of the Supreme Court: "The legalisation of sports gambling requires an important ...