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This past Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to an extension with first baseman Justin Smoak for a two year contract for a cool $8.5 million that will cover the 2017 and 2018 baseball season.
Smoke has been playing in Major League Baseball for seven seasons and is currently making $3.9 million this year. In addition, this year he is eligible to become a free agent and chose an extension with the Toronto Blue Jays.
His extension with Toronto will pay him $4,125,000 each season (2017 and 2018) and Toronto also has a $6 million option for 2019 with a $250,000 buyout. If Smokes can deliver, his option price will go up to $7 million if he can get 950 plate appearances for the 2017 and 2018 seasons combined.
As everyone knows, summer means that it’s time for tennis and with only a few days left until the best tennis athletes are crowned champions of Wimbledon here is a quick Wimbledon Tennis betting update from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet club.
On the women’s side, Serena Williams is once again fulfilling her expectations as she is just one victory away from winning her 22nd major tennis title. In order to achieve this goal she will have to defeat Angelique Kerber from Germany who had already taken down Serena Williams earlier this year in the Australian Open.
Williams recently defeated Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 while her older sister Venus failed to go any further after suffering a defeat to Kerber 6-4, 6-4 in Thursday's second semifinal.
Tomorrow starts the Round of 16 of the EUFA Euro Cup and for those who have not noticed, the bracket is definitively one sided as we have England, Germany, Spain and France on one side and the rest on the other side.
What does this mean? It means that we will be seeing some of the strongest teams exiting early while at the same time seeing some teams that have never won a title make it to the finals.
Of course, some sports handicapping experts believe that with this roster, Belgium should be on the other side as they believe that this year Belgium has one of the best team in Europe and has won back-to-back games at the Euro for the first time ever.
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This Saturday horse racing enthusiasts will get to see whether Exaggerator, the winner of the 2016 Preakness Stakes will be able to win the 2016 Belmont Stakes at 5:32PM CDT. The draw for the post positions was held this past Wednesday by the New York Racing Association and Exaggerator will break from Gate 11 as the favorite to win the last race of the Triple Crown.
This year, there will be no Triple Crown Winner as the Nyquist, the winner of the Kentucky Derby finished second during the Preakness Stakes behind Exaggerator and will not be running in the Belmont due to an high white-cell count in his blood after the Preakness.
For those who are thinking about placing a bet on the Belmont Stakes at their favorite online sportsbook, you should consider Stradivari as a possible option to win or to place with a 501 odds to win according to BetOnline.ag.
Once again Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is in the news and this time it is because he has officially earned his second consecutive Most Valuable Player awards in a row from the NBA. The award is to be announced officially later this week and Curry fans can’t wait for it.
During the 2014-2015 NBA season, Curry blew the competition out of the water including a three-point league record but during the 2015-2016 season, he outdid himself breaking that record with a huge 402 treys.
In addition, he has led the league for overall scoring averaging 30 points per game and also having an average of 7 assists and over 5 rebounds per game. Needless to say these records are not paled by him shooting 50% overall, 45% from the three point line and 91% from the free throw line.
Once again the Los Angeles Lakers are in need of a new head coach after Byron Scott was fired after the team decided to not exercise the option to keep him on for the 2017-16 NBA season.
Last Sunday, the official announcement was made by Mitch Kupchak, the General Managers of the Lakers that he would not be back as the head coach and thanking him for his work with the team.
For those who remember, two years ago Scott was hired to manage the final years of Kobe Bryant with the Lakers. Even Scott did well handling Kobe, he had been criticized for not working enough with the new talent the team brought in.
The Lakers have not made the playoffs for the last three seasons despite being once one of the top NBA franchise.
This weekend, College basketball fans will be glued to their TV or at their favorite watering hole for the Final Four Weekend! The first matchup will be a battle of the no. 2 seeded teams as Oklahoma takes on Villanova at 6:09PM ET on TBS.
The second matchup will take place between the no. 1 Seeded team, North Carolina and the No. 10 seeded team Syracuse at 8:49PM ET on TBS.
According to the polls and sports betting experts, the North Carolina Tar Heels are the favorite team to win the whole tournament but since this is March Madness, anything is possible.