October 29, 2013 |
For gamblers, this weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita offer the most challenging but potentially the most lucrative betting opportunities of the year. "It's high risk but also high reward," Daily Racing Form national correspondent Jay Privman said. Last year, 10 of the 15 Breeders' Cup race winners paid $20.40 or more on a $2 bet, and there were four winners that returned $32.60 or higher. Typically, in the Breeders' Cup large fields are stocked with Grade I or Group I winners and that leaves the opportunity for surprises, especially if racing luck isn't on the side of the favorite.
October 21, 2013 |
Sorry, zombies. AMC's "The Walking Dead" continues to have fans swarming Twitter, but the apocalyptic show couldn't top Tuesday night's BET Hip Hop Awards. The music awards show, which gave multiple honors to Kendrick Lamar and Drake, was the most tweeted-about telecast for the week that ended Sunday. The show had a unique Twitter audience of 6.88 million -- meaning that's the number of people who viewed the tweets -- and generated 2.55 million mentions. The accolades-fest was packed with performances by the likes of Meek Mill , 2 Chainz , Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Future, Rick Ross and the Cyphers.
October 16, 2013 |
There's one thing that took a major backseat on the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards: actual awards. The telecast, which aired Tuesday, didn't parcel out many trophies during its two-hour telecast. Instead most of the night was dedicated to live performances from a gamut of acts including Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Future, Rick Ross and the always hotly anticipated cyphers. For those who missed the telecast, and all of the chatter that dominated Twitter throughout the night, we tuned in and kept a running tab of all the moments that wowed, delivered a head scratch or made for a great, and likely profane quotable.
October 15, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before auditioning for "Fifty Shades of Grey. " The Skinny. Am I the only one who thinks that if Yasiel Puig hadn't stopped to admire his big hit he could have had an inside-the-park-home-run? Hopefully if he hits another one like that tonight he'll run first and stare later! Today's Fix includes a look at those amazing "Walking Dead" numbers, a new series from Netflix and a movie about Edward Snowden may prove to be a hard sell. Oh, not included here but news nonetheless is that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globes for the next two years.
October 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Justice Antonin Scalia earned his reputation as the Supreme Court's most outspoken conservative with sharp one-liners in his opinions and sarcastic cracks in the courtroom. When a government lawyer defending campaign funding laws raised the specter this week of million-dollar checks flowing to congressional campaigns, Scalia was unmoved. “I don't think $3.5 million is a heck of a lot of money,” he said, since billions are spent on national campaigns. This week, he also sounded off on the pope, the devil and the Gipper as well homosexuals, as he referred to them, and the “shrilly liberal” news media.
October 3, 2013 |
Activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said he has closed nearly half of his short position on the stock of Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd. but said he still firmly believes it is a pyramid scheme that will attract regulatory action. In December 2012, Ackman told investors that he believed Herbalife operated a pyramid scheme and would ultimately be shut down by regulators. He announced that he had taken a $1-billion short against the company's stock, a move that would allow his fund to profit if Herbalife shares fell.