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  • 10 May
    The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook releases updated futures odds across major sports every week. ESPN Stats & Info Senior Researcher Matt Willis breaks down the biggest changes within the marketplace, including who is moving up or falling back among odds to win championships and major awards.?Super Bowl LIPatriots are the runaway favoritesThe New England Patriots lost to the Buffalo Bills in Week 4, albeit without Tom Brady or Jimmy Garoppolo able to play quarterback. New Englands odds to win the championship dropped to 4-1 at that point, but then the Patriots reeled off three straight wins -- and their championship odds have improved to a season-best 2-1 after Sundays victory over the Steelers, who were without Ben Roethlisberger.The Patriots odds are more impressive when you consider that only three other teams are better than 10-1 -- the Seahawks, Cowboys and Vikings. The next-best AFC team is the Denver Broncos at 14-1.The Steelers, who still hold a one-game lead in the AFC North, have seen their odds drop from 6-1, to 12-1, to now 16-1 after losses the past two weeks.Is there reason to believe in the Colts?The Indianapolis Colts have alternated wins and losses in each of their past six games, last beating the Tennessee Titans on Sunday to move to just a game back of the Houston Texans in the AFC South. But despite the somewhat uninspiring week for the Colts, they moved from 50-1 to 30-1 to win the championship, making them the sixth-favorite to win the conference title, ahead of teams like the Bengals, Texans and Bills, despite having a 3-4 record.ESPNs Football Power Index gives the Colts a 54 percent chance to win this week at home against the Kansas City Chiefs, but just a 29 percent chance to beat the Packers the following week on the road.College Football PlayoffOhio State was upset on the road Saturday against unranked Penn State. Now, undefeated Michigan has sole possession of first place in the Big Ten East, one game in front of both the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions.But Ohio States odds didnt take too much of a hit. It backed up slightly from 5-2 to 3-1 to win the championship. Thats still the second-best in the country behind Alabama, and just ahead of Michigan at 5-1.The reason? Despite the loss, Ohio State still basically controls its road to the Big Ten Championship Game. Even if Penn State wins out, if Ohio State wins its final five regular-season games, including against Michigan in the regular-season finale, it wins the division.What did the win do for Penn States chances? Despite needing a pair of Michigan losses to clinch the division, Penn State improved from nearly off the board (9,999-1) to a more manageable 500-1.NASCAR Sprint Cup ChampionshipWhen NASCAR trimmed its playoff field from 16 to 12 drivers, Martin Truex Jr. was the second favorite at 9-2, right behind Kevin Harvick (4-1).Truex spent most of the summer at 8-1 to win the championship, usually just off the favorites, who were at 6-1 or 7-1. Value-wise, it seemed like a good bet, given that Truex led the most laps this season and his best track type was the one that made up half of the playoff schedule. But Truex had a bad playoff leg and was eliminated, making Harvick to the prohibitive favorite at 5-2. He was 6-1 just two races ago. Authentic Sneakers For Sale .35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup. Cheap Sneakers Online . 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Reigning world champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland opened with a 12-2 rout of Winnipegs Jennifer Jones in a battle of teams bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Guys have seen the replays but its one of those things. It can happen to any team, said a crestfallen Graeme Cremer after Zimbabwe went down to New Zealand by 254 runs to concede the series 2-0 in Bulawayo. It would have been nice going into the last hour with a couple of wickets but these things happen. The disappointment was palpable considering Zimbabwe were at the receiving end of a few howlers during the series. ESPNcricinfo examines them:Sean Williams, first innings, first Test Neil Wagner hit Sean Williams on the helmet off his first delivery and broke his grille. A second bouncer followed. Williams, clearly hustled for pace, attempted a pull which lobbed off the helmet to Ish Sodhi at short midwicket. Williams stood until umpire Paul Reiffel gave him out. He walked off disappointed, but not before he gestured to his helmet in explanation.Prince Masvaure, first innings, first Test After saving Zimbabwes blushes with an 85-run ninth wicket stand with Donald Tiripano, Prince Mavaure would have been eyeing a maiden Test fifty. But his hopes were dashed when he played across the line to a Tim Southee delivery. Replays suggested the ball would have missed leg stump, but Reiffel didnt feel so.Craig Ervine, second innings, first Test Three balls after reaching his maiden Test fifty, Craig Ervine played inside the line to a Boult delivery that reversed back into him. There was a noise and Ervine was given out caught behind. But replays showed there was no nick. The ball was not close to the bat and the sound likely came from the bat hitting the pad. Debutant umpire Michael Gough made that call.Graeme Cremer, second innings, first Test Zimbabwes captain saw Sean Williams through to a century and had faced 130 balls himself, for 33. Cremer was picking the spin well until he tried to flick an Ish Sodhi legbreak but missed. He was hit above the knee roll and the ball would have sailed over the stumps, but Reiffel didnt think that way.Donald Tiripano, first innings, second Test His first Test efforts proved Donald Tiripano could bat, but his resistance was cut short in the second Test. Neil Wagner pitched a ball just outside leg, Tiripano missed an attempted nudgee and was hit in front of leg stump.dddddddddddd Reiffel gave him out despite the ball pitching outside the line of the stumps.Chamu Chibhabha, first innings, second Test The only time Zimbabwe benefitted from a decision was off the second ball on the third morning. Chamu Chibhabha and Tino Mawoyo had made sure they had not lost wickets the evening before, but Chibhabha should have been out when Boult got one to pitch in line, tail in late and hit him on the pads. Reiffel said not out even as the New Zealanders watched in dismay.Donald Tiripano, second innings, second Test For the second time in the match, Tiripano was at the receiving end of a poor call. He had batted 70 minutes of the final morning in an effort to save the game and was dealing well with seam and spin when Mitchell Santner, the left-arm spinner, bowled one that drifted in towards leg stump. The ball skidded on, without turning and would have missed leg stump. Umpire Reiffel clearly didnt see it that way.Craig Ervine, second innings, second Test At the stroke of lunch on the final day, Ervine seemed set to see out the session. Kane Williamson looked to get rid of an over by giving Martin Guptill a bowl. Ervine lunged forward to defend but missed a ball that turned. There no contact between bat and ball, although the bat may have hit the pad and made a sound. Reiffel gave Ervine out.Graeme Cremer, second innings, second Test Cremer had not managed to plant roots as he did in the first Test, but still had some hope of batting time, despite Zimbabwe being seven down after lunch. Guptill was turning the ball significantly and Cremer inside-edged one onto his pad. He was given out lbw by Reiffel.Prince Masvaure, second innings, second Test At the other end, with Zimbabwe in complete disarray, Prince Masvaure got down to defend a Sodhi ball the beat the inside edge and hit him on the pad. The ball lobbed up to Taylor, who claimed the catch at slip, and Masvaure was sent packing by Gough. Even assuming it was for an lbw, the ball would have comfortably missed leg stump. ' ' '