Joao Moreira returns to scale on Signoff after winning the Lexus Stakes. Photo: Getty Images Champion trainer Darrren Weir’s English-bred gelding Signoff leapfrogged over several rivals to gain a start in the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup with his comfortable success in the Lexus Stakes at Flemington on Saturday. Ridden by crack Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira, the five-year-old gelding has now shortened considerably in the market to be the third horse … Read the rest

1 November 2014By Henry TamburinQUESTION: How many times can I except to be dealt four cards to the royal flush?ANSWER: That’s a acceptable question 'cause being dealt four to the royal flush is an thrilling event. The odds of being dealt four cards to the royal flush are 1 in 2,777. Assuming you play 500 hands per hour (about average for a recreational player), you can expect to be dealt … Read the rest

DEFYING THE ODDS Vet with amputated leg to run NYC Marathon

United States Army veteran Edward Lychik joined the military 'cause he wanted to be part of something bigger than himself. But on his 21st birthday, while serving in Afghanistan as a combat engineer, he faced a horrific reality of war in that prompted him to rethink his life mission entirely.On Sept. 30, 2011, about a year in to his deployment, Lychik was sitting in the gunner’s hatch of a tank … Read the rest

For those informal punters looking to make their one yearly bet on the horses at the Melbourne Cup, we take a quick look at how the odds and payouts work and what (if any) sensible betting choices can be made. Picture: Getty Images Australia’s iconic sporting event — the Melbourne Cup — will see more than 100,000 punters pack in to Flemington Racecourse this Tuesday, while those at work around … Read the rest

By – Associated Press – Friday, October 31, 2014 LAS VEGAS (AP) – John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 65-yeaer-old Force powered his Ford Mustang to a 4.039-second pass at 318.54 mph. The 16-time series champion began the weekend 36 point behind leader Matt Hagan with two events left. “We got down there so we … Read the rest

October 31, 2014 – Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) San Diego Sockers Las Vegas Legends (1-0) at San Diego Sockers (0-0) DATE: Saturday, November 1st, 2014 PLACE: Valley View Casino Center TIME: 7:05pm PDT ESPN Radio 1700-AM (radio) GoLiveSportscast.com (video-FREE) PLEASE VISIT MASLSOCCER.COM FOR THE LATEST STANDINGS NEW SEASON, NEW LEAGUE, SAME RIVALRY The San Diego Sockers open their 1st season in the newly formed Major Arena Soccer League, beginning … Read the rest

Business Desk The Star Publication Date : 01-11-2014    Fitch Ratings expects Singapore’s integrated resort casinos casinos — Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) — to face increased regional competition.In its acknowledgment issued on Friday, the ratings agency asserted other factors contain potential changes to gaming policies which would weigh on their medium-term growth and profitability outlook.However, Fitch asserted the sharp contraction in revenue from VIP clients in … Read the rest

Odds favor wet winter

November 1, 2014

By John Fleck / Journal Staff WriterPUBLISHED: Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:20 pm …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. For the serious weather nerds in the office, our friends at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque put together a five minute video on the possibility of an El Niño this winter, and what in that mean here in New Mexico: [embedded content] Of particular interest is a slide Kerry Jones shows at about 1:15, … Read the rest

New Jersey likely improved its standing in terms of legalizing sports betting as Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday in that would partially repeal the state’s prohibition on sports wagering. It was a reversal of course for Christie, who had vetoed a similar law this summer, yet has seen the light in the wake of three casino closures in the state in September. The four major professional sports leagues … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS — In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday in that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage. The unanimous ruling Thursday in a 2009 class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of six dancers at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club could alter the landscape statewide in a business … Read the rest

The arena follies are in full swing this week in Las Vegas.However, before anyone ratchets Twitter up to Defcon 2 concerning NHL expansion, please note the key word here is follies. Especially where it concerns a ground-breaking ceremony held this week on the Las Vegas Strip for a 2nd major arena. <!– This is a catch-all ASF view; only displays when an unsupported article type is put in an ASF … Read the rest