Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon

It's a 3-0 NBA Playoff Sunday for Kelso Sturgeon! The Wizards (+4½) get the outright stunner on the road against the Bulls, 102-93 for a 50-Unit winner! Mavericks (+9½) hung tough against the Spurs and got the cover in their 90-85 loss, while the Blazers/Rockets shootout went way over 214½ (242)! Kelso also wins his two big games on the diamond: Personal Best clients walked away with a 50-Unit winner last night with the Red Sox (-170) over the Orioles, 6-5, and Chairman's Club bettors got the money with the Reds (-130) over the Cubs, 8-2!
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 974 TIGERS
4/23/2014 7:08 PM(et)
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 976 RAYS
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4/23/2014 7:10 PM(et)
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 979 ANGELS
 980 NATIONALS
4/23/2014 7:05 PM(et)
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Kelso Sturgeon has been a professional handicapper for 40 years and has a deep understanding of all facets of the game, be it football, basketball, baseball or horse racing. He's worked as a football scout in the SEC and studied under Hall of Fame coaches like Alabama's Bear Bryant, winner of five national titles and Hank Stram of the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the 1970 Super Bowl. He's been a Regional Sports Editor for the Associated Press, worked as a successful jockey agent and authored several books teaching people how to be a handicapper, including the bestseller, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SPORTS BETTING. Kelso also understands that to be a successful handicapper means knowing the business of gambling, and to that end he is personal friends with most of the big linesmakers in Las Vegas and gets the daily scoop on what is happening on the other side of the counter. There is no one better qualifed to be your personal handicapper than Kelso Sturgeon.

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Hightower, Foster head list of eight added to Payton watch list

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Richmond running back Tim Hightower and Georgia Southern quarterback Jayson Foster were among the list of eight players added to the Walter Payton Award watch list, announced Tuesday by the Sports Network.

Also added were Cal Poly wide receiver Ramses Barden, Southern Illinois quarterback Nick Hill, Hofstra running back Kareem Huggins, Citadel quarterback Duran Lawson, North Dakota State running back Tyler Roehl and Colgate running back Jordan Scott.

Those players join eight other candidates on the revised list. The other Payton candidates include quarterback Liam Coen of Massachusetts, running back Omar Cuff of Delaware, running back Herb Donaldson of Western Illinois, quarterback Josh Johnson of San Diego, running back Mike McLeod of Yale, running back Kevin Richardson of Appalachian State, quarterback Eric Sanders of Northern Iowa and quarterback Ricky Santos of New Hampshire.

Santos was the 2006 Payton Award winner, which goes to the FCS offensive player of the year. He is looking to become the first two-time winner of the award. Former Appalachian State linebacker Dexter Coakley is the only person to win more than one of the Sports Network's major awards, earning the Buck Buchanan Award in 1995-96.

The winner of the 21st Walter Payton Award will be announced at the annual Sports Network awards banquet on Dec. 13 in Chattanooga, Tenn. at the Marriott Hotel. The Buck Buchanan Award, the Eddie Robinson Award and the Sports Network Cup will also be awarded.

The Buchanan Award goes to the top defensive player annually in FCS, while the Robinson Award is given to the top coach in FCS. The Sports Network Cup is awarded to the No. 1 Mid-Major team in FCS.

Eight players were dropped off the updated Payton watch list. They are running back Donald Chapman of Tennessee-Martin, quarterback Luke Drone of Illinois State, fullback Jerome Felton of Furman, running back Lex Hilliard of Montana, quarterback Sean Schaefer of Towson, wide receiver Jerome Simpson of Coastal Carolina, receiver/returner Alex Watson of Northern Arizona and receiver- returner Steven Whitehead of McNeese State.

Listed below are highlights of the eight new candidates:

Ramses Barden, Cal Poly, senior, wide receiver - Barden lead FCS with 154 yards per game and with a yards per reception average of 27.18. Despite seeing specialized coverage every game, Barden has grabbed 34 passes for 11 TDs this season.

Jayson Foster, Georgia Southern, senior, quarterback - After returning to quarterback full-time this season, following a year where he was primarily a wide receiver and returner, Foster has rushed for 956 yards, a seven-yard average and 15 touchdowns in six games. He is fourth nationally in yards per game (159) and has passed for 729 yards, completing nearly 68% of his attempts. He has also returned 11 punts for 76 yards, while leading the Eagles to a 5-2 record. He is fourth in the nation with an average of 15 points per game.

Tim Hightower, Richmond, senior, running back - Hightower has piled up 1,003 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground, averaging eight yards per carry. He has also been dangerous as a pass receiver with 17 catches for 123 yards and two TDs. He is third nationally averaging 16 points per game.

Nick Hill, Southern Illinois, senior, quarterback - Hill has blossomed into one of the top passers in FCS this season, throwing for 1,661 yards and 17 touchdowns as the Salukis have roared to a 6-1 start. He has also gained 164 yards on the ground to give SIU another threat offensively. With a 17-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio, Hill is fourth in FCS in passing efficiency.

Kareem Huggins, Hofstra, junior, running back - Huggins leads the nation in all-purpose yards, averaging 220 yards per game and eight yards per play. He has 783 yards and eight TDs rushing, 480 yards and two scores as a kickoff returner and seven receptions for 54 yards.

Duran Lawson, The Citadel, senior, quarterback - Lawson has developed into one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in FCS with 1,921 yards of total offense (sixth nationally). He has thrown for 1,527 yards and 12 TDs and has rushed for 394 yards and three more scores as the Bulldogs have gone 4-2 and have been on the cusp of being nationally ranked for the first time in years.

Tyler Roehl, North Dakota State, junior, running back - Roehl has been a major force in the Bison rushing attack this season, replacing graduated tailback Kyle Steffes to run for 732 yards and 13 touchdowns and helping North Dakota State to a No. 2 national ranking. He is averaging 6.1 yards per carry and his 122-yards-per-game average places him 12th among FCS running backs.

Jordan Scott, Colgate, senior, running back - Scott has been the focal point of the Colgate offense with 1,048 yards rushing and nine TDs. He also has caught 14 passes for 107 yards. His 174-yards-per-game average is second nationally and he is averaging seven yards per carry.

Updates of the other eight Payton candidates are listed below:

Liam Coen, Massachusetts, junior, quarterback - Despite a knee injury that would have sidelined many quarterbacks, Coen has passed for 1,320 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is 10th in passing efficiency and has helped UMass to a 5-1 record.

Omar Cuff, Delaware, senior, running back - Cuff caught the FCS world's attention with seven touchdowns in his opening game against William & Mary and has continued to pile up numbers ever since. He has rushed for 863 yards and 20 TDs and has added 23 catches for 233 yards and four more touchdowns. His 144 points are tops in FCS as he has helped the Blue Hens to a 6-1 start.

Herb Donaldson, Western Illinois, junior, running back - Donaldson had the second 300-yard rushing game of his career last Saturday to earn a share of national player of the week honors. He had 314 yards to push his seasonal total to 1,033. Donaldson has eight TDs and a two-point conversion for 50 points. He ranks fifth nationally in rushing with a 148-yard average and is averaging 5.8 yards per attempt. He also has five catches as the Leathernecks have opened with a 5-2 record.

Josh Johnson, San Diego, senior, quarterback - Johnson may not play the top competition, but his phenomenal talent comes through nonetheless. He is tops in the FCS in passing efficiency with an eye-popping 222.1 rating. Johnson has completed 75% of his passes and has thrown for 1,603 yards and 23 touchdowns in five games. Also dangerous as a runner, Johnson has 390 yards on the ground and another score. He is first in total offense with 399 yards per game has not thrown an interception while directing his Toreros to a 6-0 start.

Mike McLeod, Yale, junior, running back - McLeod has averaged an FCS-leading 199 yards per game, gaining 995 yards in leading Yale to a 5-0 start. He has also scored 15 touchdowns and has five catches for 36 yards. McLeod broke single-game records at Yale for scoring (five TDs), yards (276) and carries (40 twice) this year.

Kevin Richardson, Appalachian State, senior, running back - Despite seeing limited playing time with his team blowing out several opponents during a 5-1 start, Richardson has 442 yards and seven TDs rushing on just 99 carries. He has also been dangerous as a pass receiver with 14 catches for 158 yards and two more scores. Richardson had 88 yards rushing in ASU's stunning 34-32 win over Michigan to start the season.

Eric Sanders, Northern Iowa, senior, quarterback - Sanders has thrown at a 76% completion clip with 1,391 yards and seven TDs through the air. He is also a gutsy runner, who has gained 175 yards on the ground with three touchdowns. He is ninth nationally in passing efficiency and has used his leadership to direct the Panthers to a 6-0 start and the No. 1 ranking in the Sports Network Top 25 poll.

Ricky Santos, New Hampshire, senior quarterback - Even with the graduation of favorite receiver David Ball, Santos has continued to put up impressive numbers as the Wildcats have gone 4-2. Santos has thrown for 1,268 yards and eight touchdowns and has run for 175 more and seven TDs. He has completed 72% of his passes, even though he faces secondaries that are geared almost exclusively to stop the UNH passing attack.

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