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  • 03 April 2019
    LAS VEGAS -- Some football bettors do their handicapping earlier in the week and know which teams theyre planning to take. There are a lot of advantages in betting earlier and grabbing a good number before its gone.However, most bets are made on game day, not just from less sophisticated players but also from so-called wiseguys who are acting on late information or patiently waiting for the line theyve wanted all week.So to help those bettors, sharps and squares alike, every Sunday morning well monitor the weather, the inactive lists and -- most importantly -- the line moves and provide our thoughts on where the late value might be found.Without further ado, lets look at todays Week 1 card and whats happening with the lines: Wholesale NFL Jerseys . Schenn scored the game-winning goal and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. NFL Jerseys China . Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on the indoor hard-court at Belgrade Arena. The victory improved the Czech pairs impressive cup doubles record to 14-1. . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. Wholesale MLB Jerseys China .C. at the helm of the top team in the Eastern Conference. His tenure as the GM in Vancouver was all too brief. Though he led the Canucks to what was then a franchise record-shattering campaign in just his second season, Nonis was gone and replaced one year later. Cheap China Jerseys . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. It usually pays to be a top seed in tennis. Early upsets, while they happen, arent commonplace. But at the Rio Olympics, being a favorite has become a curse.Through four days, the Games have lost a host of star players, making this one of the more bizarre, unpredictable events in recent memory.Heres a recap of the first four days:Day 1Kirsten Flipkens def. No. 5 Venus Williams 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5)Few athletes have worn the red, white and blue prouder than Venus, a four-time Olympic gold medalist (1 singles, 3 doubles). However, Venus, the fifth seed, lost a heartbreaking 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) opening-day match in Rio to Flipkens, a Belgian ranked No. 62 in the world. Venus did not speak to reporters afterward, but U.S. coach Mary Joe Fernandez told the media Venus has been feeling ill before leaving for the Olympics. The same day, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska suffered a straight-sets loss against Saisai Zheng.Day 2Juan Martin del Potro?def. No. 1 Novak Djokovic 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2)The incredible shot-making and raw emotion will be remembered as much as the magnitude of this loss by Djokovic. Although Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, has fought back from multiple wrist injuries, the reality was that many believed he would never return to the player he once was. But the unseeded Argentine crushed serve after serve and forehand after forehand from the start. Djokovic never had a break-point opportunity in the match. Afterward, del Potro broke down in tears after his biggest win since that US Open seven years ago, while Djokovic was equally as distraught after failing in his quest to capture a gold medal that has eluded him throughout his career.Day 2LLucie Safarova/Barbora Strycova?def.dddddddddddd No. 1?Venus Williams?and Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4Riding a 15-0 record heading into Rio, never before had the Williams sisters lost an Olympic doubles match together. But with Serena playing her second match of the day, and Venus still suffering from health issues that had plagued her the day before, the top seeds fell in straight sets to a Czech team that wasnt supposed to be playing together in the first place. (Strycova was a late replacement for Karolina Pliskova.) On the mens side, the No. 2-seeded Murray brothers, Andy and Jamie, also lost.Day 3Gilles Muller def. No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-3The third day of Rios tennis event was the only one without a monumental upset. However, Frances top player, Tsonga, fell rather meekly to hard-serving countryman Muller. Tsonga had entered Rio riding a wave of momentum after reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals.Day 4No. 15 Elina Svitolina def. No. 1 Serena Williams 6-4, 6-3Serena has had these kind of days before, as evidenced by last years US Open semifinals. But what we saw on Day 4 in Rio was a tentative, sloppy player whose greatest weapon -- her serve -- went haywire. Late in the second set, Serena committed five double faults in one game alone. After all the positive energy she had garnered during her run to the Wimbledon title, this one came as a stunner. Serena never found a rhythm in the match against the Ukrainian and complained of the same shoulder pain that kept her out of the Rogers Cup the week before. ' ' '