RELENTLESS” ANTONIO OROZCO IS SET TO FACE MIGUEL ACOSTA

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ON MARCH 25 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO, INDIO, CA. LIVE NATIONALLY ON BOXEO ESTELAR ON ESTRELLA TV. Tickets on Sale Now! By Christopher Lavoie Fresh off an exciting victory over former three-division world champion, Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto on the undercard of Matthysse vs. Postol on Oct. 3, “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (23-0, 15 KOs) is ready to gain a shot …

TORTOISE ROCK CASINO PRESENTS ULTIMATE VIEWING PARTY FOR HBO CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

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 FEATURING JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT Watch Live In Casino Saturday, February 27 at 7 p.m. By Jessica Rees Tortoise Rock Casino is proud to present the ultimate viewing party for HBO Championship Boxing featuring the Junior Welterweight Championship fight between Terence Crawford and Hank Lundy. HBO Championship Boxing will be shown live in Shelly’s Lounge on Saturday, February 27 at …

PGA Tour Talent Stacked For The Next Decade…

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By Flint Wheeler How can someone say “Golf is boring”? Perhaps because there are no more super stars? I don’t think that’s a feasible statement. With the 2016 PGA Tour well on its way through the West Coast swing, the crop of young players starting to make their stamp on the game is ever more evident. The young guns of …

THE 25TH ANNUAL PBI TENNIS SHOW AND CARNIVAL

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AT JW MARRIOTT DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & SPA  ON FEBRUARY 13 An afternoon of entertaining demonstrations, professional lessons, and opportunity to win fun prizes, and demo Wilson’s newest racquets used in the 2016 Austrailian Open Tennis. For the 25th consecutive year, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa continues its tradition of hosting the PBI Tennis Show and Carnival on …

Broncos prove “Defense Win Championships” In Super Bowl

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By Flint Wheeler Von Miller had 2.5 sacks and forced two Cam Newton fumbles as the Denver Broncos defense dominated the high-octane offense of the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. Newton and Miller will forever be linked in NFL lore as the players were selected No. 1 and 2 overall in the 2011 NFL draft respectively. With the …

Super Bowl Facts & Fixins…

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By Flint Wheeler No matter which side you’re on, the key players in the matchup are obvious. Here’s a look at four players that will have a major impact on Sunday’s Big Game that I’m happy to provide for free! Cam Newton Predictions The no-brainer league MVP, Newton’s terrific play has carried over into the postseason, where he’s accounted for …

Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50

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  By Flint Wheeler The NFC champion Carolina Panthers will face the AFC champion Denver Broncos on football’s biggest stage after defeating the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots, respectively, in their conference championship games Sunday. Carolina dismantled the Cardinals in every phase of the game, and the Broncos took down New England in a close finish. In the NFC …

The Perfect Team Is Always Flawed

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By Julie Buehler The Cincinnati Bengals had the lead and the keys to their first playoff win since 1990 until a running back coughed the ball up. The Steelers 2nd year linebacker Ryan Shazier levied the hit and Jeremy Hill lost the football. Bengals fans and football fans in general shook their head in amazement at what transpired. The Bengals …

What We Learned This NFL Season

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By Julie Buehler I love that feeling in September, it’s Week 4 of the NFL season and maybe your team is 1-3, or maybe they started 4-0 and you think, “There’s SO much season left.” You tell your buddies at the bar there’s “SO much left to be decided” and try to stay steady because “it’s a marathon, not a …

The Reality Of Controversy: It’s Mostly Fake

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By Julie Buehler You might have an opinion. Might be pretty passionate. Could be fairly well-substantiated. Still doesn’t matter. I likely have an opinion. Guaranteed to be passionate. Offered with ornate oration and profound points of evidence. Still irrelevant. The funny thing about “controversy:” most of it’s fake. “Should Cam Newton dance in the endzone?” “Is Russell Wilson ‘black’ enough?” …

The Sad, Sad Case Of Steve Sarkisian

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By Julie Buehler I’ve never been addicted to anything. I don’t pretend to understand the struggle and won’t pretend to comprehend the magnification of that struggle when faced in the public eye. I, however, do recognize the unconscious abyss addicts fall into and the seemingly eternal distance between their inebriated state and sobriety. And I also know, without a doubt, …

Holiday Survival Tips: Why Don’t Athletes Know Them?

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By Julie Buehler I grew up in a big family. Holidays weren’t so much about tradition as they were survival. So everything my parents taught me through the holidays stuck with me. But this past week, I watched what happened in the world of sports and couldn’t help but wonder why some of our most prominent athletes weren’t taught the …

Coming Home Means More For Local Player and Coach

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By Julie Buehler DJ Alexander didn’t have an easy path to the NFL, but it’s not hard to understand why he’s gaining a reputation in the Kansas City Chiefs’ locker room as a “hustle guy.” Barely on track to graduate from Palm Desert High School, but facing a rare opportunity to play Division-I football at Oregon State University, Alexander took …

Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival Set to Host 330 Teams

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Record Setting 9th Annual Tournament attracts 18,000+ to Valley Synapse Sports has announced the ninth annual Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival, being held Jan. 16-17, 2016 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Cal., has been expanded to include competition on 51 fields. A record 330 boys’ and girls’ teams – comprised of middle and high school players – are slated …

What a “Bettor Better Know” – NCAA Week 11

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By Flint Wheeler The weekend that was on the NCAA gridirons, and a sorting through of some of the key issues to find opportunities on the games to come.  It’s late November now One of the reasons why college football can bring such major edges is that a season is actually several different acts played out across the stage, each …

Your New Favorite Beer Has Some Punch

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By Julie Buehler UFC star, Cub Swanson, is know for his knockout blows and the beer he crafted with Coachella Valley Brewing Company, Killer Cub, is just as powerful. It’s another instance of a locally-born super star consciously deciding to reinvest in the community that invested in him. Swanson told me it took more than 2 years of planning and …

Some Sports Betting 101…

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By Flint Wheeler A guy walks into a Vegas Sportsbook wearing a Trench Coat, large billed hat and a Wad of Money. He looks both ways, walks up to the Counter, and puts down a Stack of Bills. The Room is hushed. In a Low, almost too low to hear voice he says, “Michigan -3.” And so that’s Sharp Money …

How Dumb Can You Get?

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By Julie Buehler Hey Jed. This is for you. Read the headline. Soak it in. Mull it over. Read it again. Think about it. I’d like to apologize in advance; you can all this “tough love.” Because I do love you buddy, and that’s why I have to ask: How dumb can you get? At first I thought it was …

NFL Season Braces For Rocky 2nd Half…

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By Flint Wheeler The action in NFL Week 8 was full of drama and major developments, as there were major injuries around the league, teams staying undefeated and plenty of late game drama that led to some upsets on the schedule. The New York Giants and New Orleans Saints played an offensive shootout, while there were also some last second …

To Fire Or Not To Fire: That Is The Question

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By Julie Buehler I’ve been watching the NFL with an analytical eye for more than a decade now and I can’t remember a time in which there have been so many talented teams so woefully underperforming. And it’s because coaches aren’t given enough time to install a system, earn buy-in and change a franchise. I don’t know much of what …

Pro Salaries Run-A-Muck…

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By Flint Wheeler If it seems like athletes today make more money, it’s because they do. In 1961, Mickey Mantle became the highest paid player in baseball when he signed a $75,000 contract with the New York Yankees. Calculated to inflation, that would be about $600,000 today. In 2015, the average Major League Baseball salary surpassed the $4 million mark. …

The Maddening Life Of A Coach

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By Julie Buehler It used to be a football coach, coached football. Sculpted sharp, young men out of soft, flimsy boys, taught self-respect, preached hard work, prayed for wisdom and by gum, won football games. But that’s changed. There’s little patience for sculpting a new offense, let a lone affecting a life forever. Now coaches are more concerned about their …

Undefeated Teams: This Year’s Big NFL Narrative

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By Flint Wheeler The Cincinnati Bengals are still undefeated. So are the Carolina Panthers. Peyton Manning is trying his best to get the Denver Broncos to lose, but thanks to their defense they, too, are without a loss. Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Lacy haven’t been at their best, and although the Green Bay Packers’ defense allowed 503 yards passing to …

5 Reasons Why It’s The Dodgers Year For World Series…

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By Flint Wheeler It’s been 27 years since Los Angeles has seen its Boys in Blue take part in baseball’s biggest spectacle, the Fall Classic. Marred by mismanagement and kicked down (repeatedly) by the Cardinals, the Dodgers have been stuck in a state that has fluctuated between disappointment and mediocrity for nearly three decades. Remember when Kirk Gibson reached across …

NFL Week 2 In Review

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By Flint Wheeler What we learned in week 2 of the NFL regular season: Bills fail to handle Brady Cowboys lose Romo but beat Eagles Steelers drop the hammer on San Francisco Only when the next week starts in the NFL do you really get the full extent of the overreactions from the previous week. Maybe Peyton Manning doesn’t have …

Jules From The Gridiron: Losing Can Help A Franchise Win

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By Julie Buehler The Colts got their face caved in by the Buffalo Bills. The Vikings were embarrassed on Monday Night Football by the Niners. Teddy Bridgewater was nearly sacked by his owner player. The Eagles offense was more diesel Volkswagen than Ferrari. The Steelers defense was more “Shower Curtain” than “Steel Curtain.” The Seattle Seahawks kicked their own arse …

Legal Sports Wagering Outside Nevada Is Closer Than We Think…

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By Flint Wheeler “Gambling is so — the threat of gambling, and to create more threats, is to me — I’m stunned. … I’m appalled. I’m really appalled. … It’s beyond belief.” –MLB commissioner Bud Selig, December 2012 “Gambling in terms of our society has changed its presence on legalization, and I think it’s important for there to be a …

Jules From The Gridiron: Preseason Finale Edition

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By Julie Buehler Strap on your knee brace and grab your playbook, it’s time to break down the latest in the NFL. (cue bad British accent) Welcome to this edition of… Jules From The Gridiron… (cue dramatic music) A few months ago, around the time the NFL season concluded and teams were “mutually parting ways” with their head coaches, I …

Cowboys or Packers?

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By Flint Wheeler Finally, the NFL is here. In typical American fashion, let’s now make our picks for the Super Bowl. I can easily make arguments (that make sense) for two great teams to reach the big dance. Who is more likely to make the Super Bowl this season, the Dallas Cowboys or the Green Bay Packers? It’s a tough …

Jules From The Gridiron: Preseason Week 1

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By Julie Buehler Now that we have football back, you can rest your weary eyes on this column to catch the nuggets of info, stats and facts that make the NFL so fascinating every week. I call it: Jules From The Gridiron. I used to air it on my radio show every day, and I introduced the segment with a …

Goodell vs. Brady – ‘Much Ado About Nothin’…

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By Flint Wheeler Tom Brady is said to be seeking total exoneration, and it appears he’s entitled to it. The idea that Brady and the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs for a competitive advantage has been discredited by everyone from sidewalk chemists to Web physicists oh and someone named ‘Bellicheck’. The NFL paid millions for a fundamentally flawed report …