Mon 24/08/2015 - 15:31 EDT

The Viral Roundup – 10th Round KO Edition

The Viral Roundup – 10th Round KO Edition

Happy Monday! Welcome to a brand new go-around of The Viral Roundup. We’re your daily one-stop shop for all the big news, big buzz and big developments headlining a new day in the world of sports. In today’s edition: The AL and NL West division-toppers go head-to-head in the Lone Star State, Christian Ehrhoff has found a new place to play and New England might be considering a former arch-rival at wide receiver.

Did You Hear?

Breathing room was in short supply for Sunday’s matinee tilt between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw looked like he might snap up his 11th win of the season thanks to a very strong 10 K eight inning outing, but a clutch RBI single from Marwin Gonzalez in the bottom of the ninth turned a possible 2-1 victory into a setting for extra innings. In the 10th, catcher Jason Castro hit a solo shot to give Houston the 3-2 win and a full-on sweep of their NL guests. Houston’s notched four walk-off wins over their last eight contests.

Did You See?

College football (finally) kicks off a new season next month and now’s the time to get caught up on all the uniform tweaks and revamps. As always, these fashion forays tend to be a mix of the ugly and the awesome with a healthy portion of wildly unnecessary. SB Nation has put together a guide showcasing some of the changes and we have it tucked below for you to watch and study. By the way, Ohio State’s pegged by oddsmakers as the 13/5 favourite to win the national title in 2016.

Did You Know?

- Packers fans got some miserable news over the weekend. Green Bay WR Jordy Nelson left Sunday’s preseason tilt versus Pittsburgh with an apparent knee injury. The initial diagnosis is a torn ACL with an MRI follow-up for further information. If things are as bad as they sound, Nelson could be done for the season. Upon hearing the injury news, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook changed Green Bay’s Super Bowl odds from 9-2 to 6-1.

- Veteran wideout and Pro Bowl regular Reggie Wayne is still unemployed, but it looks like a former arch-rival might be interested in his services. ESPN reports that Wayne has been visiting with the New England Patriots and will take a physical for the franchise. The 36-year-old has spent his entire career with the Indianapolis Colts and was not re-signed to the team after a disappointing injury impaired campaign in 2014. The Patriots are considered a 9/1 shot to repeat as Super Bowl champs, while Indianapolis is saddled with 15/2 title odds.

- The Los Angeles Kings have picked up a new veteran to play on their blueline. The club’s signed a $1.5 million deal to bring in Christian Ehrhoff for a single season’s work. Injuries preyed upon the German defenceman last season in Pittsburgh and his scoring output was a bit on he underwhelming side (14 points in 49 games), but he appears to be a strong value add at his price point. The Kings are still in a messy state of figuring out how to operate with Slava Voynov’s future uncertain.

Category : Archives

Tag : baseball , betting , mlb , playoff chase

Join The Conversation
More articles...
Archives - 03/09/17
Scotiabank Buys Maple Leafs Naming Rights For Record $800M 
Air Canada was getting a bargain for Toronto Maple Leafs arena naming rights all along. Scotiabank and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment agreed to a record-breaking, 20-year deal to rename the Air Canada Centre. Starting July 1st, 2018, the ACC will be known as Scotiabank Arena. The third largest bank in Canada will pay $800 million for the privilege, raising the bar for naming rights across North America.
Read this article 
Archives - 05/05/17
2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Strategy 
Handicappers who convince themselves - and anyone else who will listen - that the Kentucky Derby is just another race probably haven't cashed too many tickets on the first Saturday in May. The truth is people should bet the Derby differently because of just how unlike any other race it is.
Read this article 
Archives - 20/08/16
Stampeders vs Lions LIVE CFL William Hill Betting Odds and Money Line Prediction 
Instead of trying to figure out which backup National Football League players are better than others, while betting on NFL preseason action, we turn to fight for first in Canadian Football League. Looking like the cream of the CFL crop, Calgary is in British Columbia and the Stampeders lead the Lions by a half game in the West Division. Meeting for the third time this season, these rivals hit the gridiron at 10:00 PM ET on August 19, 2016, at BC Place in Vancouver.
Read this article 
Archives - 05/02/16
Super Bowl 50 Predictions : Panthers vs Broncos Odds and Prediction 
The 50th edition of the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth, Super Bowl 2016, is almost here and NFL fans around the globe are tingling with excitement. Legendary quarterback Payton Manning leads the 14-4 Denver Broncos into battle against the 17-1 Carolina Panthers, who have a star quarterback of their own in Cam Newton. Super Bowl 50 kicks off at 18:30 ET on Sunday, February 7, at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, in the Golden State of California.
Read this article