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JTG Daugherty Racing makes second trip to Barium Springs Home for Children

JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter has always believed in having a close-knit NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing organization so much so that he refers to his team as family. Geschickter always tries to find ways to bring his race team closer together because sometimes the road can become tough traveling for 38 weekends out of a year.   At times it is easy to take each other...

Phil Ivey being sued for alleged card cheating

As the old saying goes, if you aren't cheating, you aren't trying.One would have to believe poker star Phil Ivey lives by this adage after being slapped with lawsuit by the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. over alleged card cheating. The casino claims Ivey noticed a defect in the cards being used during a baccarat session and used that to win $9.6 million...
Via Bush League Chronicle
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

From the Turf to the Table

How some athletes are getting their competitive fix off the field Considering that professional athletes have to stay as healthy as possible outside of training, it can be difficult for them to find fun activities that are both safe, and thrilling. Given their limitations, it’s not surprising that many are attracted to playing poker. The game is exciting, requires little physical...
Via Low Brow Sports
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Egypt matches a security test for troubled nation

Two international football matches, including a World Cup playoff, are set to take place in Egypt's turbulent capital, putting security there to the test after violent street protests and bloody security crackdowns followed a military coup. Football has long been intertwined with Egypt's political unrest, even before the protests that forced autocrat Hosni Mubarak from power...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The PensNation Radio Show: “Doc” Emrick and David Singer from HockeyFights.com

Tune in IMMEDIATELY following the game and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Join hosts Ken Will, Nick Richter, Andy Hughes and Casey Johnston as they’re joined by Mike “Doc” Emrick from NBC and David Singer from HockeyFights.com Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Ken, @PensNation_Andy, @PensNation_Nick, @CaseyR82 Guests: Mike “Doc” Emrick and David Singer Readjusting...
Via The PensNation
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

ScoutTV: Paul Jackson

Ole Miss strength and conditioning coach Paul Jackson was pleased with the work done by the Ole Miss football team in the off-season. The gains made are paying off, if the first week of fall camp is any indication.
Via mississippi.scout.com
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss
IT'S IN THE CARDS

Report: Ivey denied $11M casino payout

Professional poker player Phil Ivey won nearly $12 million last year at a London casino. However, the casino doesn't want to pay. Find out why.

Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2013  |  104 Comments

Poker Champ Greg Raymer Allegedly Went All-In On Some Prostitutes

"I will take two blumpkins, please."Hey, remember Greg Raymer, the every guy, average Joe who, along with Chris Moneymaker the year before, came out of nowhere to win the 2004 World Series Poker Main Event and helped push the classic card game to new heights of global popularity? He had a pretty sh*tty weekend.World Series of Poker champ Greg Raymer — aka the FossilMan...
Via With Leather
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss
KNOW WHEN TO HOLD 'EM

Prostitution sting nabs poker champ

Greg Raymer, a World Series of Poker champ, was arrested after allegedly responding to an ad posted by police on a website often used by male prostitutes.

Via BlackSportsOnline
March 15, 2013  |  3 Comments

Daniel Negreanu the poker mind reader

In the game of poker they often say that you play the opponent rather than playing your cards. Some professionals will even tell you that they can play a hand without even looking at their cards. Check out Daniel Negreanu in a hand against Matt Traudt. This hand isn't just a coincedence either, he does [...]
Via In The Neutral Zone
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

I Finally Have Phil Hellmuth's Auto!

I've posted before on my love of poker and how I would one day love to pick up autos of my favorite three players. Well, today I'm thrilled to be able to mark one of those three down as a success, as a while back I scored my first Phil Hellmuth signature for a great price, along with some trade bait from the same seller to take advantage of combined shipping discounts.Hellmuth...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Poker champ Phil Ivey reportedly denied $11.7 million payout from London Casino

By now, you would think casinos are used to paying Phil Ivey. The eight-time World Series of Poker champion has made millions of dollars throughout his gambling career, but at the moment he could be more than $10 million short.According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ivey recently won $11.7 million playing a game called Punto Blanco at Crockford’s, an upscale casino in London...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 2012  |  173 Comments

Runner-up from WSOP assaulted outside Vegas casino

It was a really good week for Sam Trickett when he played and won $10.1 million in World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop. But, the adrenaline and glow of winnings quickly went away when he was beat up outside the casino in Vegas by six men. The British poker player tweeted about the incident and even released a photo of the damage done to his face. Was having a great day until...
Via The Victory Formation
July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Esfandiari wins $18M WSOP event

Antonio Esfandiari prevailed in a daylong battle against Sam Trickett at the final table and claimed poker's richest prize of $18,346,673 on Tuesday night at The Big One for One Drop. The $1 million buy-in tournament was the first-of-its-kind World Series of Poker event. On the 85th and final hand, Esfandiari held on to win with three fives he acquired before the turn and overcame...
Via Fox Sports
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Thomas 'Amarillo Slim' Preston dies

Thomas Austin ''Amarillo Slim'' Preston Jr., an acclaimed professional poker player who fancied himself the ''World's Greatest Gambler,'' has died. Bunky Preston said Monday that his father died of colon cancer Sunday in hospice care in Amarillo, Texas. He was 83. Preston won the 1972 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and was inducted into the...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss
DEALT A BAD HAND

Report: Poker champ beaten, robbed in home

Jonathan Duhamel, the 2010 World Series of Poker main event champ, was tied up, beaten and robbed by two men at his Montreal home.

Via NESN.com
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Friberg transferred from Seattle to Swedish club

The Seattle Sounders FC have transferred midfielder Erik Friberg back to his native Sweden and top flight club Malmo FF. The Sounders announced the move on Monday. General manager Adrian Hanauer says Friberg is starting a family and wanted to be closer to home. Friberg spent one season in Seattle and started 23 regular season matches. He had one goal and two assists in his one...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss
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