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It's only a good bet if you win, especially when $6 million is apparently involved. Per the NY Daily News:
The fighter is reportedly betting $5.9 million on Monday night's Game 7 between the Pacers and the Heat, going with Miami, a seven-point favorite against Indiana.
According to Vegas Gambling Steam, which reported the news of the big bet on Twitter (@Pregame_Steam), Mayweather had to spread his wagers across nine sportsbooks.
We can safely say we've never had a bet so large that one casino could not hold all the action.
But hey, with a big Heat victory we can't say it was a bad bet.
Hearty congratulations to the NCAA for penalizing a student-athlete from a West Coast Conference school for the unspeakable crime of washing her car with the university's water and hose.
Portland basketball coach Eric Reveno tweeted about the violation Wednesday after he learned of it during conference meetings, punctuating his message with the hashtag #stopinsanity. A spokesman for the WCC did not know any further details, but a source familiar with the circumstances revealed what happened.
A WCC school self-reported an extra benefits violation to the NCAA when university officials caught one of their women's golfers washing her car on campus, according to the source. The NCAA ruled a secondary violation had occurred because the water and hose were not available to regular students and requested the golfer pay back $20, which was deemed to be the value of the water and use of the hose.
The NCAA projected that it would take in nearly $800 million in revenue in the 2012-13 season, and apparently they would like to count it out $20 at a time.
You have to love ESPN.com.
From Bradford Doolittle in an insider piece about possible NBA draft trades:
The Cleveland Cavaliers trade the No. 1 overall pick, Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller to the Sacramento Kings for DeMarcus Cousins.
Let's say the new regime taking over the Kings decides that in order to turn the page from the Maloof years, it has to begin by moving on from the Cousins-Tyreke Evans years. Evans will be a restricted free agent, and that is a separate issue. Cousins is entering the last year of his rookie deal, making him eligible for an extension in October. If the Kings are ready to pull the plug on the talented but undisciplined center, then no team could offer a package of young assets more attractive than what Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant could send their way. And doing so would likely further strengthen Cleveland's position when it comes to re-signing James.
Chad Ford also mentions this possibility in his NBA draft blog entry today, including several juicy rumors.
From Chad Ford:
The playoff issue might be the biggest reason why the Cavs don't pick Noel, or anyone else for that matter, with the No. 1 pick. Sources say the Cavs have already begun to explore what they can get with the No. 1 pick. If they can get a young big or small forward in return, Gilbert will be pushing for them to trade the pick.
Who can they get? The pickings will be slim. Teams aren't dying to get the No. 1 pick. But one name that you shouldn't totally rule out is the Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins. Bradford Doolittle mentions this in his draft trade scenarios piece today.
If it's mentioned twice, it has to be true! (Or not). But: If any of this is legitimate, Cleveland is insane.
Deadspin has been your worldwide leader in coverage today of layoffs at the Worldwide Leader. ESPN is reportedly laying off hundreds of its 7,000 employees. Per Deadspin:
ESPN is laying off a portion of its staff today, a network spokesman confirms to us. How many? ESPN won't say. A tipster told us earlier today that it would be more than 400 staffers. A source at ESPN said that number is a little high, but it appears to be in the hundreds.
There are plenty of other details in the Deadspin post. Regardless, not a great day in Bristol.