Wiseguy Report | I’ve previewed seven of the eight NFL divisions already, which leaves one last division to dissect before the start of training camps this week – the NFC East.view
Finish Line | We should have a leg up on handicapping Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway because we’ve already done the process twice including last week’s prep work for the Brickyard 400.view
Across the Board | It was great to see 2014 Horse of the Year, California Chrome, return to competition with a smart victory in the $200K San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. Undefeated Songbird won the $500K Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga.view
Beyond the Arc | There simply wasn’t enough negativity in last week’s NBA column. The offseason recap was far too positive. The Pacers got so much love that there weren’t enough words allotted to disparage those teams that took steps backward.view
Feist Facts | Coaching in football, more than in any other sport, is essential to a team’s success. As preseason kicks off next week, here are some teams that made coaching changes to try and upgrade weak areas.view
Vegas Sports Books | The South Point has come up with a fresh idea to make visiting its property a must throughout the NFL season. Of course the lure is cash, a whole bunch of it.view
A double-shot of Major Championship golf this season as The PGA Championship gets underway just 11 days after the conclusion of the epic battle between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson at The British Open.view
NFL Previews | This is the second of eight NFL division previews leading up to the 2016-17 regular season opener on Thursday, Sept. 8. The New England Patriots will be looking to set an NFL record this season when they go for their eighth straight division crown.view
V.I.P. The 3-2 Pitch | Most of the news this week from the MLB Network and other sources will revolve around next Monday’s non-waiver trading deadline as rumors are separated from action.view
V.I.P. On the Mark | This is the fun part of the baseball season with the Aug. 1 trade deadline approaching. Of course teams can trade after Aug. 1, but the transaction has to clear waivers.view
V.I.P. Getting Rich with Saber | Next Sunday, Aug. 7, football season officially starts with the Packers playing the Colts in the Hall of Fame game at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. ESPN will televise at 5 p.m. PT. We will dig up a play next week.view
I'm Just Saying | The PGA tournament takes place this weekend at the Lower Course at Baltusrol in Springfield, N.J., for the final major of 2016.view
The Takeover | T-minus 44 days until the Carolina Panthers try to ruin the Denver Broncos’ celebration, hoisting the Super Bowl 50 banner at Mile High Stadium. The two heavyweights trade fists Thursday, September 8 to get the road to Super Bowl 51 underway.view
The talented but troubled wide receiver has been reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who met face to face with Gordon last week and said he believes the 25-year-old can “make the right choices” going forward.view
V.I.P. Major League Baseball 5 Inning Standings are Pro Baseball stats based on 5 innings. Check your local sportsbook for 5 innings MLB Baseball betting opportunities.Major League Baseball 5 Inning Standings are updated weekly.view
FREE PREVIEW! VIP Pigskin Picks | The NFL practice games, otherwise known as the exhibition, er, preseason, are halfway complete. This week’s games traditionally feature starters playing into the third quarter in what have been labeled dress rehearsals for most teams.
Track Phantom | While the Pacific Classic was a race for the fans, the Travers will be a race for the bettors. The Pacific Classic, Del Mar’s marquee event, wasn’t much of a betting proposition. It was, however, a fantastic race to watch.
NFL Previews | For the past three seasons, the AFC South has been the league punching bag, going a cumulative 44 games under .500, including last year’s league-worst 25-39 mark when Houston won the loop at 9-7.
Jim Feist's Football Top 40 | It’s time to kick off a new football season! College football begins for most schools on Sept. 1, so here’s a look at the top teams starting with my top 21-40. And check back next Tuesday for my Top 20
Dye-ing to Know | Tony Mistretta has held several executive positions at Las Vegas casinos, including currently as vice president of marketing for SLS, located where the Sahara used to stand on the northern end of The Strip.