• APRIL 8TH, 2011

    Manny Ramirez Abruptly Retires From Tampa Bay Rays

    Apparently, the honeymoon Manny Ramirez and the Tampa Bay Rays is said and done with. On Friday afternoon, Ramirez was made aware of a drug related issue by Major League Baseball, though it was not indicated whether Ramirez had been caught violating the Substance Abuse Policy, which he had already been suspended for 50.....

  • APRIL 8TH, 2011

    PFA player of the year nominations announced

    The PFA have announced their nominations for the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards for the 2010/11 season, with Gareth Bale and Samir Nasri receiving nominations in both categories. Bale has had an excellent Season for Tottenham and the Welsh winger has shot to stardom with a hat-trick again.....

  • APRIL 8TH, 2011

    Porto’s striker Hulk linked with move to England

    FC Porto's Brazilian frontman Hulk has been linked with a move to England, with it being reported that both Tottenham and Macnhester United are interested in a move for the South American. The Portuguese side have had an excellent season, and have already wrapped up their domestic league with a 2-1 win against r.....

  • APRIL 8TH, 2011

    2011 NFL Draft Preview – Wide Receiver Prospects

    The 2011 NFL draft is set for Thursday April 28 through Saturday April 30. It will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City with the first round on Thursday night, the second and third rounds on Friday night, and rounds four through seven taking place on Saturday afternoon. Earlier this year over 300 of the.....

  • APRIL 8TH, 2011

    MLB Preview: Phillies vs. Braves Free Pick

    Philadelphia Phillies (5-1) vs. Atlanta Braves (3-4) MLB Betting Lines Moneyline: Phillies (-110) Braves (+100) Over/Under: 7   Starting Pitchers- Phillies (Lee) vs. Braves (Hudson)  The Phillies and the Braves will see a lot of each other this year. The first meeting of the year will take place in At.....

  • APRIL 8TH, 2011

    NBA Preview: Nuggets vs. Thunder Free Pick

    Denver Nuggets (48-30 SU, 41-33-4 ATS) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (52-26 SU, 40-37-1 ATS) NBA Betting Favorite: Thunder -4 Over/Under: 203.5   Oklahoma City went to Denver and upset the Nuggets earlier this week, which pretty much sealed up the fourth spot in the Western Conference standings. Still, this i.....

  • APRIL 8TH, 2011

    What’s Wrong With the 0-6 Tampa Bay Rays & Boston Red Sox?

    Needless to say, the 2011 MLB betting campaign has not gotten off to the start that the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox had hoped for. Coming into Friday, both teams are 0-6 out of the chute, and both teams could really be in a heck of a lot of trouble. There are only two teams in the history of baseball to start 0-4.....

  • APRIL 6TH, 2011

    2011 NBA Championship Odds Update

    The 2011 NBA regular season wraps up next Wednesday as the playoffs (the league’s real season) finally gets underway. Bookmaker has recently updated each team’s odds for winning a NBA Championship and while 16 teams will enter this year’s postseason tournament, there are only a handful that have a legitimate shot.....

  • APRIL 5TH, 2011

    Analyzing Phil Mickelson & Tiger Woods 2011 Masters Odds

    The 2011 Masters is upon us, and here at Bang the Book, we are leaving no stone unturned about how some of the biggest names in the sport are going to do at Augusta National. There has been a lot of chalk in this event since 2001, as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have combined to win this event six times. However, thi.....

  • APRIL 5TH, 2011

    2011 NFL Draft Preview – Defensive Line

    Over the past few years the focus in the first round of the NFL draft has shifted somewhat away from the skill positions, other than quarterback, and has gravitated more towards the defensive line. Last year DT’s Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy were selected No.2 and 3 overall and in 2009 there were six defensive line.....