By Greg Luca, Staff Writer Updated 11:09 am CST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 Quarterbacks Dustin Vaughan (center) and Logan Woodside drop back for passes as the San Antonio Commanders hold mini-camp at UIW Tom Benson Football Stadium on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Quarterbacks Dustin Vaughan (center) and Logan Woodside drop back for passes as the San Antonio Commanders hold mini-camp at UIW Tom Benson Football Stadium on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Photo: Kin Man Hui /San Antonio Express-News Photo: Kin Man Hui /San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Quarterbacks Dustin Vaughan (center) and Logan Woodside drop back for passes as the San Antonio Commanders hold mini-camp at UIW Tom Benson Football Stadium on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Quarterbacks Dustin … [Read more...] about Can AAF players earn NFL roster spots?
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Americans will wager an estimated $6 billion on Super Bowl LIII Sunday between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams -- the first National Football League championship game to be played since the Supreme Court legalized sports betting last year. Roughly 1 in 10, or 22.7 million, Americans are expected to place "proposition bets," or "prop bets," on everything from who the first touchdown scorer will be to what color Gatorade will be poured over the winning team's coach.That means about 1 in 6 people watching the 53rd Super Bowl will have money on the line, American Gaming Association spokeswoman Sara Slane told CBS MoneyWatch. "It's the Super Bowl, so not only do average sports betters want to place a bet, but other people do too -- your mom, dad, aunt, uncle, cousins," said Pete Anadio, who runs the Sports Bet Expert, a subscription services that advises gamblers on where to put their money.The Supreme Court in May struck down a 1992 federal law banning commercial sports … [Read more...] about Bet on 1 in 10 Americans placing bets on Super Bowl LIII
Tyler Lauletta, provided by Published 10:01 am PST, Monday, January 21, 2019 John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images The New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship to earn a spot in their third straight Super Bowl. Leading up to the game, the Patriots had embraced the role of being underdogs after bookmakers listed the Chiefs as 3-point favorites. After their win, the Patriots leaned into the story of their triumph against the odds. The New England Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime in the AFC Championship on Sunday to punch their ticket to their third straight Super Bowl. Heading into the game, the Patriots had leaned into the idea that they were underdogs in the game — a fact settled by bookmakers that listed the Chiefs as 3-point favorites in the game but disputed by anyone that has watched football in the past three years. Tom Brady seemed particularly miffed about the football world's … [Read more...] about Tom Brady and the Patriots are reveling in their underdog status after their overtime win in the AFC Championship
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Rachel G. Bowers Globe Staff January 20, 2019 The Patriots are taking on the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. The winner will face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.Refresh refresh this page for the latest from Arrowhead Stadium. Coin toss The Chiefs won the toss and elected to defer. Tom Brady and the Patriots’ offense will start with the ball. Pregame scenes and notes A few thoughts on the game:— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) January 20, 2019 Tom Brady just came out to a mini chorus of boos here at Arrowhead. He went right his throwing drills. No length of the field jog today. #Patriots— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) January 20, 2019 Inactives For New England, DB Duke Dawson, DL Keionta Davis, OL James Ferentz, DL Danny Shelton, TE Stephen Anderson, DL Deatrich Wise, and DB Ufomba Kamalu.Tom Brady has all his weapons available today vs … [Read more...] about AFC Championship: Patriots at Chiefs live updates and analysis
These two are like George Clooney and Russell Crowe. They've been around forever, yet still somehow manage to do enough to recalibrate themselves for a new generation.Sometimes, their work verges on the vacuous. Sometimes, they'll go and do something genuinely surprising that makes you think they have hidden depths.Also: Goodbye iPhone XR: Signal strength and size bring me back to the iPhone XSStill in 2018, Microsoft and Apple managed to maintain a significance that defies time. Why, for one shining moment, Microsoft's market capitalization exceeded even Apple's this year. The bigger transformation is, of course, Microsoft's.Stealthily, it's moved away from being Windows, Bill Gates, and a vast vat of nasty to being a company that seems to have so many digits in so many pies that it needs to use its toes. It isn't just that CEO Satya Nadella has cleverly projected an image of human decency -- despite his adoration of the corrupted game of cricket.Also: Apple sued for … [Read more...] about How Microsoft won and Apple didn’t lose