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Inspired by the Last At Cannington, the blog that was the precursor to The Inside Word, the TIW blog features breaking news, betting whispers, market updates, late mail & other items that have piqued our interest – we might even find a funny cat video or two!
Utes deserved favourites in Battle of the Brothers (September 12)
After impressively handling the spotlight of one of the more anticipated games on the opening week schedule, defeating Michigan 24-17, Utah now has to gear up for an in-state rival that’s waited two years for a chance at revenge. The #24 Utes renew acquaintances with Utah State as the schools resume a long-time series Friday night after a year hiatus. Utah have won 78 of their 111 meetings against Utah State and should make it 79. The Aggies have lost seven straight road games in the series, last winning at Utah in 1997. Confirmed bet: Utah State Aggies @ Utah Utes -11.5 (one unit @ $1.94).
Steelers not happy about latest Foxboro faux pas (September 12)
The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided not to file a complaint with the NFL after their coaches complained on the sideline about hearing the New England Patriots’ radio broadcast in their headsets during the first quarter of last night’s season opener. After the Patriots’ 28-21 win in Foxboro, MT, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin was not happy about there being any controversy in a game at New England, saying, “That’s always the case. Yes. I said what I said.” Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown grabbed a touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger with two seconds on the clock to make the score 28-21 and end the game as a push after the Patriots closed as seven-point favorites.
Priddis ruled out of qualifying final (September 11)
What’s a Brownlow Medal worth? Four points, according to the bookies! The West Coast Eagles have eased from 1.5-point to 5.5-point outsiders on news that midfielder Matt Priddis won’t take his place in the side for tonight’s AFL qualifying final against Hawthorn at Domain Stadium in Perth. Our mail is that Hawk Isaac Smith will play after passing a fitness test.
PGA Tour players take a break (September 10)
It’s a rare rest week for players on the PGA Tour with two of the four events comprising the 2015 FedExCup playoffs run and won. The field will be slashed to 70 for next week’s BMW Championship in Chicago before the top 30 players contest the Tour Championship in Atlanta, where the FedExCup Champion will be crowned. The top five in the FedExCup standings are Jason Day (4680), Jordan Spieth (4169), last week’s Barclays champion Rickie Fowler (3498) and Bubba Watson (3329).
WNBA playoff line-up decided (September 10)
With the 2015 regular season set to conclude on Sunday (Monday AET), the eight sides that will contest the WNBA playoffs have been decided. In the East, the New York Liberty (22-9) have claimed the conference title and will be joined in the playoffs by Chicago (20-12), Indiana (18-14) and Washington (17-15). Connecticut and Atlanta have been eliminated. The Minnesota Lynx (22-11) are the Western Conference champions ahead of Phoenix (19-13), Tulsa (17-15) and Los Angeles (14-18). Seattle and San Antonio will battle it out for the league’s worst record. We have no bets for today’s card comprising the Connecticut Sun @ NY Liberty and LA Sparks @ Atlanta Dream.