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This is why there are rules about play­ers bet­ting on base­ball

Looks like Fox put the wrong prog­nos­ti­ca­tor on its World Se­ries pregame shows.

While the net­work’s David Or­tiz went 0 for 6 pre­dict­ing the first Se­ries’ first six games, a bet­tor in Las Ve­gas re­port­edly let it ride while bet­ting on Games 1-6 and won $14 mil­lion.

Both wisely de­clined to push their luck for Game 7.


At “Trump calls Ravens to re­mind them ‘Flacco knew what he signed up for.’ ”

At Sport­ “John Cali­pari lands Ama­zon head­quar­ters.”

Bowl­ing 600

Hus­band and wife Michael and Jas­mine Snell bowled 300 games on the same night in Omaha, Neb.

Or as they’re now known around Chops Bowl­ing Al­ley, the per­fect cou­ple.


The char­tered plane car­ry­ing the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thun­der last Satur­day landed in Chicago with its nose cone com­pletely caved in—the re­sult of an ap­par­ent col­li­sion with a bird.

Here’s guess­ing it was a block­ing fowl.

Pag­ing Mr. Spacely

Head­line op­por­tu­nity missed: Astros’ Ge­orge Jet­ti­sons Dodgers.

See­ing red

Ath­letes from 11 Chicago-area Roller Derby leagues hosted a “Make ’em Bleed” blood-drive event on Oct. 29.

What, they didn’t give enough at the of­fice?

It wasn’t a friendly

Ital­ian fourth-di­vi­sion soc­cer player Gio­vanni Lib­erti has been sus­pended five games for uri­nat­ing to­ward the op­pos­ing team’s fans.

What, no yel­low card? Bolts’ No. 1 draft pick?

A baby with the last name Franken­stein was born on Hal­loween in Win­ter Park, Fla.

Co­in­ci­dence? The kid al­ready tops Mel Kiper’s big board for 2038.

Sports “Jeop­ardy!”

A: Astros short­stop Car­los Cor­rea

Q: Name the only base­ball player to ever earn a ring and give one out in less than an hour.

Talk­ing the talk

Will Brin­son of CBSs­ports. com, on Cleve­land’s front of­fice blowing a deal for Ben­gals QB A.J. McCar­ron: “It’s ba­si­cally the NFL trade dead­line’s ver­sion of ‘I gave my 10-page fi­nal paper to Steve; he said he was turn­ing it in, Mr. Hand.’ The Browns are Jeff Spi­coli.”

Washington State foot­ball coach Mike Leach, to Pac12 Net­works, on his dis­dain for Hal­loween candy corn: “It’s like fruit­cake. There’s a rea­son they only serve fruit­cake once a year.”

RJ Cur­rie of Sport­, af­ter Tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reck­less driv­ing: “His short game hasn’t been much, ei­ther.”

Caught look­ing

Dodger-fan in­mates at the Los An­ge­les County Jail got spe­cial per­mis­sion to stay up late and watch Game 7 of the World Se­ries, TMZ re­ported.

Though af­ter watch­ing the first two in­nings—when the Astros jumped to a 5-0 lead—they’re now cit­ing cruel and un­usual pun­ish­ment.

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