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This week in horse racing: Spotlight shifts to Ohio

It’s the one Saturday on the calendar where horseplayers across the country find their way to Ohio. The Grade 3 $500,000 Ohio Derby will be run for the 88th time and includes names familiar to…
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College football: Personnel comings, goings offer clues

Following up last week’s piece on college football stability, I like to combine that data with key stats and other tidbits from the prior season and fit them to my systems that predict potential improvement…
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MLB: Winning systems for winning, losing streaks

The past month of the MLB season has been defined by some ridiculous winning and losing streaks. The Braves’ recent hot stretch was perhaps the most impressive, but teams such as the Red Sox…
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The psychology of golf betting

The chatter has been heard in the gambling community for the past few years: It’s only a matter of time before golf starts dominating the summer betting action. After some recent high-profile events and…
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Recruiting rankings a key piece of college football puzzle

Recruiting plays a massive role in building a college football program, and it should play a big part in college football handicapping too. With the explosive growth of the transfer portal in recent years…
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Baseball: How minor league statistics differ

The dog days of summer bring fewer off days and more fatigued pitchers. Teams are being extremely responsible with their prized arms, with the Angels and Padres among those going with six-man rotations. Other…
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Golf matchups: Why I'm fading Smith at U.S. Open

With baseball, the Belmont, barbecues and golf's national championship taking place over Father's Day weekend, summer is definitely in the air. The 122nd edition of the U.S. Open should also be of the traditional…
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Youmans: Riding high into U.S. Open, McIlroy is golf's top gun

Almost eight years have passed since Rory McIlroy last won a major championship, believe it or not. Despite a prolonged slump in golf’s biggest events, he’s showing up this week at the U.S. Open as…
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This week in horse racing: Monster horse at Monmouth

Monmouth Park’s four-stakes Saturday card features quite the marquee performer as Hot Rod Charlie takes his talents from the west coast to the Jersey Shore. The career $5 million earner, last seen as runner-up in…