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Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon
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.
NFL Position-By-Position Draft Preview
NFL DRAFT PREVIEW
It's our annual position-by-position look at the top players as we close in on the NFL Draft set for Thursday, April 26.
QUENTON NELSON, G, Notre Dame - The unquestioned top blocker in this man's draft and a very likely top five pick come Thursday night in Dallas. Note that Nelson - who stands 6-feet-5, 330 pounds but appears even bigger - plays with a real passion for the game and he's not afraid to show his nasty side. Get this: Nelson was Notre Dame's first offensive lineman to be named team MVP (first time that's happened since 1975) and there's all sorts of reports that teams are looking to trade up to get him … and not one of those fancy-dan quarterbacks.
ORLANDO BROWN, T, Oklahoma - Generally considered a top 10 pick on draft night, this monstrous 6-foot-8, 360-pounder was a two-time winner of the Big 12 Conference's Offensive Lineman of the Year. His detractors claim that smaller-sized speedball rushers will get past 'em in a heartbeat but fact is it'll take a while just to get around his massive frame plus pro scouts love his drive technique that gets 'em to the "second level" defenders in a hurry.
Tough to Win $$$ in MLB with Good or Bad Teams
Though many handicappers and professional bettors were bracing for this, it's still amazing how quickly bad teams have sunk to the bottom of the standings just a few weeks into the 2018 season.
Through the weekend...
Kansas City 6-15
Chicago White Sox 4-14
San Diego 8-15
There has been some talk of "tanking" in baseball. That's not the right word in terms of the players. It's not like they're going out trying to lose. Pitchers want to get outs. Hitters want to post good numbers so they can stay in the league and make big money. But, at the team level...franchises are putting collections of talent on the field that don't have much hope of winning.
On Basketball: And now, Wade decides if this was the end
MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade's first NBA game was in Philadelphia.
Get a grip: Company trying to revolutionize baseball bats
RENTON, Wash. (AP) Players have been altering bats for decades in a bid to improve their grip - adding pine-tar or some specialized grip tape, maybe shaving the handle slightly to make it thinner.