MLB Power Rankings: June 13

There's a surprising new No. 1 in the MLB Power Rankings this week as the computer crunched the numbers and handed the New York Yankees the top spot.


Dallas Completes NBA Longshot Title

When the regular season ended, the ragtag group of veterans and castoffs surrounding Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas was a 20/1 longshot to win the NBA title.

Good thing for Mavericks fans that nobody told the players they had no chance of winning.

The Mavs completed a 4-2 win over Miami on Sunday and fans cheered Nowitzki's longtime search for a title and jeered the Heat, whose free agency moves to bring in LeBron James and Chris Bosh were derided.


MLB Betting: Angels vs. Mariners

Division rivals clash tonight as the Los Angeles Angels open up a three-game series in Seattle with the Mariners.

Dan Haren (5-4, 2.41) gets the start for the Angels tonight while Jason Vargas (4-3, 3.94) goes for Seattle. Haren allowed three runs on eight hits in seven innings in a loss against Tampa Bay in his last start. Vargas recorded a no decision last time out after giving up three runs on seven hits in 7 1-3 innings.


NBA Final Odds: Mavericks vs Heat

The Dallas Mavericks can claim their first NBA title tonight if they can get past the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals but oddsmakers don't like their chances, according to the betting line at most shops.

All the Heat taunting will end and all the Heat haters will rejoice if Dallas can win. Bettors hope they do that and also cover the spread and the best Mavs line this morning was at Bovada at +6.

Dallas took a 3-2 series lead with a 112-103 win in Game 6 as a 1-point favorite. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 29 points while Dwyane Wade had 23 points and eight assist for Miami. But Dallas has won 13 of the past 15 meetings against Miami. [ Check out a second Game 6 Preview here at ]


MLB Odds: Reds vs. Giants

The Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants finish off a four-game serie today at AT&T Park.

Edinson Volquez (4-2, 5.74) is schedule to start for the Reds and Jonathan Sanchez (4-4, 3.51) gets the ball for San Francisco. Volquez held the Cubs to one run on seven hits in seven innings last time out. Sanchez allowed two runs on four hits in five innings in a loss against Washington in his last start.


UFC 131 Betting Preview

The UFC heads back to Canada again this weekend for its latest pay-per-view event, UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Headlining the event is a Heavyweight title eliminator between Junior dos Santos and Shane Carwin. Originally dos Santos was supposed to fight Brock Lesnar, but after Lesnar pulled out due to complications from diverticulitis he was replaced by Carwin.


Belmont Stakes Odds Preview

Animal Kingdom and Shackleford go head-to-head one more time at Belmont Park this weekend in a final showdown in the Belmont Stakes.


MLB Betting: Rangers vs. Twins

The hard-hitting Texas Rangers continue a four-game series with the Minnesota Twins today at Target Field.

Colby Lewis (5-6, 4.37) gets the start for Texas and Scott Baker (3-4, 3.86) will head to the mound for Minnesota. Lewis was blasted for nine runs on 10 hits in 3 1-3 innings in his last start against Detroit. Baker earned a win over Cleveland last time out after allowing four runs on nine his in seven innings.


NHL Odds: Stanley Cup Game 5

After dominating the last two games of the Stanley Cup final at home can the Boston Bruins keep it going when the series returns to Vancouver for Game 5 on Friday night?

Oddsmakers don't seem to think so, making them a big road underdog, even as Tim Thomas sparkles and Roberto Luongo struggles. [ Matchup Details ]


MLB Betting: Cardinals vs. Brewers

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to add to their lead in the NL Central tonight when they open up a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Kyle Lohse (7-2, 2.41) gets the start for St. Louis, while Chris Narveson (2-4, 4.85) takes the mound for Milwaukee. Lohse picked up a no decision against the Cubs last time out after allowing four runs on 11 hits in 5 2-3 innings. Narevson is also coming off a no decision against Florida in which he allowed four runs on four hits in 5 1-3 innings.



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