Tag Archives: baseball
- Samsung Lions pitcher accused of helping to finance illegal online gambling site
July 20, 2016
South Korean baseball pitcher An Ji-man is under investigation for allegedly helping to finance an illegal online gambling operation. South Korean media reported that An was recently summoned for questioning by the district prosecutors’ office in Daegu, the nation’s fourth largest city and home to the Samsung Lions team for...
- Europa League Round-Up: Liverpool Face Sevilla in Final
May 6, 2016
Sevilla is on course for a historic third Europa League title in consecutive seasons after beating Shakhtar Donetsk 5-3 on aggregate. Liverpool will face them after defeating Villareal 3-0 at Anfield. Sevilla can become the first team in history to win the Europa League/UEFA Cup on three consecutive occasions when...
- Pitchers with gambling charges giving Samsung Lions a headache
March 16, 2016
Samsung Lions is in a pinch as the investigation over its pitchers gambling charges drags on. Last year, South Korean authorities charged starter Yun Sung-hwan, reliever An Ji-man and pitcher Lim Chang-ong with illegal overseas gambling, prompting their baseball club to leave the three players’ names off the roster for...
- Japan arrests brother of Texas Rangers’ pitcher Yu Darvish for illegal betting
October 27, 2015
Japan’s baseball betting scandal ratcheted up a notch on Tuesday following the arrest of the brother of Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish (pictured). On Tuesday, Japanese police arrested Sho Darvish, the 26-year-old younger brother of the Rangers ace, for his alleged role in an illegal gambling ring that bet on...
- Baseball gambling snafu leaves Tokyo Olympic execs reeling
October 23, 2015
Tokyo Olympics officials were dismayed by the news of a betting scandal involving Japan’s top baseball team. On Wednesday, Yomiuri Giants President Hiroshi Kubo formally apologized after it was found out that two more pitchers from his team gambled on baseball games. The Giants is Japan’s New York Yankees in...
- MLB Odds: World Series Futures
February 23, 2015
I’ve always believed that betting on futures in baseball is the most difficult of the five major sports leagues in the US. Unlike the other sports, determining a favorite in baseball before the season starts is like basing it on the flashiness of a team’s roster and their offseason spending...
MLB commish eyes joining Las Vegas expansion party
April 21, 2017
Dodgers, Astros lead way on MLB Pennant odds at break
July 12, 2017