Monday’s Lead: When Legal Sports Betting Will Hit Your City

Jul 23, 2018 9:10 AM EDT

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BETTING: Red, White, Blue (And Green)

America’s a big country with lots of cities (we’re really kicking off Monday with a couple of extremely acute observations). We broke down the legal betting timeline for the 25 biggest U.S. municipalities two weeks ago, and by popular demand, we created a new list to analyze cities 26-50. How long until places like Atlanta, New Orleans and Miami will allow sports betting? Take a look…


GOLF: Tiger’s Close

Francesco Molinari was cooler than Pogs in 1993 during his bogey-free final round. The Italian capped off an impressive tournament with a 69 en route to his first major. But one of Jason Sobel’s main takeaways from the British Open had nothing to do with the Claret Jug winner. That’s right: Tiger’s gonna win soon

PGA Championship Odds
Tiger doesn’t have the best odds to win the PGA Championship (Aug. 9-12), but he’s not far behind these two guys



Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports, Pictured: Tulane Green Wave quarterback Jonathan Banks (1)

CFB: AAC Report Card

Apologies to the three Tulane fans reading this: Riding the Green Wave might not yield a lot of green this season. QB Jonathan Banks is back, four-star RB Corey Dauphine will lead the backfield after transferring from Texas Tech, but Collin Wilson doesn’t expect them to be the second coming of JP Losman and Matt Forte

Cincinnati’s Under
Starting with Chip Kelly and UCLA Week 1, the Bearcats are gonna struggle to win five games this season. The market likes Cincy, but here’s why you shouldn’t

Charlie Bit Me
South Florida exceeded expectations in Charlie Strong’s first year at the helm, but it’s doubtful Year 2 goes as smoothly. Don’t get bit by USF’s moderate win total


ACTION ITEMS

An Aquatic Moose: The Marlins took a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but in one swing, Tampa Bay’s Daniel Robertson ruined the day for anyone who bet the Marlins (+151 and +1.5) and the under (8)…

Top EPL Goalscorer Odds: Mo Salah, Harry Kane, Lukaku? Odds for premiere Premier League net-finders have been released, and there are some interesting plays in the middle of the pack…

RIP, Tony Sparano: Former Dolphins head coach, current Vikings offensive line coach, and the man brave enough to give the Wildcat offense a whirl passed away unexpectedly yesterday at 56. Ian Hartitz honors the man behind one of the biggest upsets in NFL history…

O-H-I-O: Buckeye politicians have begun a bipartisan effort to bring sports betting to the seventh largest state. Sports betting: the only political issue that can bring both sides together…

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Suchat Pederson/The News Journal via USA TODAY NETWORK, Pictured: Delaware sportsbook

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