Junior Seau dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound
The sports world is morning the death of Junior Seau. The former Chargers star has been found dead at his home from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, Oceanside, Ca., police have confirmed. Seau, 43, was a 12-time Pro Bowler and a six-time All Pro who looks to be a lock for the Hall of Fame. He retired after the 2009 season following a 20-year career. An investigation is ongoing.
Commissioner Roger Goddell lowered the boom on four New Orleans Saints players handing out Bountygate suspensions of up to one year. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who was said to have offered $10,000 to knock out Brett Favre in the NFC championship game after the 2009 season, has been suspended for the entire 2012 season, while defensive end Anthony Hargrove has been suspended for eight games, defensive end Will Smith for four games and linebacker Scott Fujita for three games. Each player has up to three days to appeal the suspensions which will be heard by ….. Roger Goodell. The NFPLA will most certainly getting involved in this so make sure that you make Sportsbetting3 part of your daily routine for daily updates.
Just in on twitter …. it’s being reported that Raven DL Terrell Suggs has torn his achilles in a pickup basketball game. Details to follow.
Spurs, Pacers, Grizz Weds NBA winners
In NBA playoff action on Wednesday, the Spurs trampled the Jazz, the Pacers blew out the Magic, and the Grizzlies held off the Clippers. Tony Parker led seven Spurs in double figures as San Antonio pummeled Utah 114-83. The Spurs led 53-28 at the half. Danny Granger has a career playoff high of 26 points as Indiana rolled the Orlando Magic 97-74. Roy Hibbert added 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Pacers owned the glass, outrebounding the Magic 46-34. There were no last minute heroics or final quarter comebacks in Memphis as the Grizz gained a split in that series with a 105-98 win over the Clippers. LA couldn’t overcome their 20 turnovers.
Tonight in the NBA playoffs the Miami Heat is a five-point road favorite at New York, the total has not moved at 186 1/2. Amare Stoudamire is out for the Knicks after surgery on his Extinguishergate lacerated hand. Chris Bosh is in Miami with his wife awaiting the arrival of their first child. He’s a game time decision. The Heat lead the series 2-0 and the Knicks have lost 12 straight playoff games dating back to 2001. The defending world champion Dallas Mavericks are -3.5 home favorites over Oklahoma City, the total has been bet down to 194.5 after opening at 196. The Thunder lead the series 2-0 holding serve at home with one and three point wins.
Rangers outlast Caps in 3 OTs, Preds blank Coyotes
After 54:41 of extra time, a Marian Gaborik wrist shot over the glove of Cap goalie Braden Holtby gave the NY Rangers a 2-1 win of Game III of that Eastern Conference semi final series. The Broadway Blues now lead the series 2-1. The Washington Capitals have been extended in a third OT four times in franchise history, they’re 0-4. Nashville got back in their series with Phoenix by blanking the Coyotes 2-0 in Music City. The home team has won the first three games of the series.
Tonight on frozen pond, the Devils are -115 home ice favorites over the Flyers, the total is 5.5 with under a whopping -150. The series is tied at 1-1 after New Jersey’s 4-1 win in Philly on Tuesday. The LA Kings are -120 favorites after sweeping the first two game of the series in St Louis. The total is a rock bottom 4.5 with the over -115. The Kings are 6-1 in the playoffs, 5-0 on the road, winning by a 20-11 aggregate.
Jered Weaver throws 2012’s second no-hitter
Jered Weaver threw the second no-hitter of the 2012 season with a 121 pitch masterpiece, his parents watching in the stands. Weaver walked one and struck out nine Minnesota Twins in the Angels 9-0 win at Edison Field. Minnesota never really came close to getting a hit. Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game at Seattle on April 21.
Kentucky Derby Post Positions and Morning Line
Post Position, Horse, Jockey, Morning Line
1. Daddy Long Legs, Colm O’Donoghue, 30-1
2. Optimizer, Jon Court, 50-1
3. Take Charge Indy, Calvin Borel, 15-1
4. Union Rags, Julien Leparoux, 9-2
5. Dullahan, Kent Desormeaux, 8-1
6. Bodemeister, Mike Smith, 4-1
7. Rousing Sermon, Jose Lezcano, 50-1
8. Creative Cause, Joel Rosario, 12-1
9. Trinniberg, Willie Martinez, 50-1
10. Daddy Knows Best, Garrett Gomez, 15-1
11. Alpha, Rajiv Maragh, 15-1
12. Prospective, Luis Contreras, 30-1
13. Went the Day Well, John Velazquez, 20-1
14. Hansen, Ramon Dominguez, 10-1
15. Gemologist, Javier Castellano, 6-1
16. El Padrino, Rafael Bejarano, 20-1
17. Done Talking, Sheldon Russell, 50-1
18. Sabercat, Corey Nakatani, 30-1
19. I’ll Have Another, Martin Gutierrez, 12-1
20. Liaison, Martin Garcia, 50-1
AE – My Adonis, Elvis Trujillo, x-1
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton demonstrates the Cat Daddy
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(NBA) Oklahoma City +3.5 over Dallas
(NHL) LA Kings -120 over st Louis
(MLB) Pittsburg (Bedard)/St Louis (Westbrook) Under 7 +115
(MLB) Toronto (Morrow)/Anaheim (Haren) Under 7 -115