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Added February 28th, 2011 by Chalk

New No. 1 Kaymer Loses Match Play Final to Donald

Martin Kaymer of Germany claimed the World No. 1 ranking just by reaching Sunday’s final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, knocking Lee Westwood of England down to No. 2 in the world. But Kaymer was no match for another Englishman, Luke Donald, who beat the German 3 and 2 and never trailed in any of his six matches this week.

Donald moved past Tiger Woods and up to No. 3 in the world with the victory, his first on American soil in five years. Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, who won two matches to reach the round of 16, also moved past Tiger Woods to No. 4 in the world. Tiger, who lost his first round match to Thomas Bjorn, is now No. 5 in the world.

 
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Added February 27th, 2011 by Brad

College Basket Preview: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Louisville Cardinals

Pittsburgh Panthers (25-3) @ Louisville Cardinals (21-7)

Time: 2:00 pm EST

Odds: Best odds at Bookmaker

Preview: The top team in the Big East will head to Northern Kentucky to take on the Louisville Cardinals. Pittsburgh is 25-3 overall, and came in ranked #6 in the most recent Associated Press poll. The Panthers hold a 13-2 Big East record, which is two games ahead of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Pittsburgh’s three losses this season came to Tennessee, Notre Dame and St. John’s. The Panthers rank as the 7th best rebounding team in the country and the third best assists team. Pittsburgh is led by Ashton Gibbs and his 16.4 points per game. The Louisville Cardinals, led by Rick Pitino would love a home win to be in better position for a two day bye in the Big East Tournament. Currently the Cardinals are 21-7 overall and 10-5 in Big East play.

 
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Added February 27th, 2011 by Chalk

Dallas Stars wins second straight with win over Nashville

The Dallas Stars snapped their six game losing streak in their last outing, and then on Saturday afternoon, they won their second straight game. Dallas scored two goals in the final period to sneak away with the 3-2 win. The loss for Nashville was their fourth straight overall.

Loui Erikkson, Alex Goligoski and Tom Wandell all scored goals for the Stars, while the Predators got games from Ryan Suter and Colin Wilson. Nashville out shot the Stars 27-25 on the game.

The win for the Stars pushed them to 33-23-6 for 72 points. The Stars are tied with Minnesota for sixth overall in the Western Conference. Dallas and Minnesota are just one point ahead of the 8th seeded Flames, and two ahead of both Chicago and Nashville.

The loss for the Predators dropped them to 31-23-8 on the season.

 
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Added February 27th, 2011 by Dwight

NBA Preview and Odds: New York Knicks vs Miami Heat

New York Knicks (29-27) @ Miami Heat (43-16)

Time: 8:00 pm EST

Odds: Best odds at Bookmaker.

Preview: The New York Knicks will head to South Beach, to take on the Miami Heat. The Knicks coming into their third game with new acquisition Carmelo Anthony are in second place in the Atlantic Division.

The Knicks are just one game ahead of third place Philadelphia. Overall in the Eastern Conference, New York is the six seed, and would start the postseason in Chicago. The Knicks are 13-15 when playing away from the Madison Square Garden this season.

New York has gone 19-12 against the Eastern Conference. New York, even before acquiring Anthony was the second highest scoring team in the Eastern Conference. Amare Stoudemire was scoring nearly 25 points per game, and now with the addition of Anthony, he is scoring 27 points per game.

 
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Added February 25th, 2011 by Chalk

Beltre Injures Calf, Out 2 Weeks Adrian Beltre hurt himself on a treadmill at his house and now will miss two weeks of spring training, but should be healthy by Opening Day.

 
Added February 25th, 2011 by Chalk

Flyers Need OT to Beat Islanders The Eastern Conference-leading Flyers blew a two-goal lead and needed overtime to beat a scrappy Islanders squad that's in 14th place.

 
Added February 25th, 2011 by Chalk

Bears Extend Lovie Smith Through 2013 The Chicago Bears are keeping head coach Lovie Smith around for another two years at least.

 
Added February 25th, 2011 by Chalk

Accenture Match Play: Westwood, Phil Fall; Third Round Odds Not many top seeds made are left among the 16 golfers who made it to the third round at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

 
Added February 25th, 2011 by Steve

India vs. England – 2011 Cricket World Cup Preview An expert cricket betting preview for the 2011 ICC World Cup match between India and England.

 
Added February 25th, 2011 by Steve

2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Preview: Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan A detailed match preview with betting odds for the 2011 Cricket World Cup game between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

 
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