Sports Notes - 03-24-09

Mar 24, 2009 4:07 PM

LUCKY’S PROMOTES FIRST TO 80 WINS

Lucky’s Race & Sports Books are promoting a "first to 80 wins" prop wagers for major league baseball. Naturally the New York Yankees are the early favorite at 2-1 to reach 80 before anyone else. If you like betting longshots, try the Los Angeles Dodgers at 30-1. The Dodgers are the clear cut favorite to win the NL West and will play most of their games within the division. Here’s the rest of the list: Red Sox 9-4, Cubs 5-2, Angels 5-1, Phils 5-1, Rays 10-1, Mets 10-1, Twins 25-1. The field (21 other teams) is 8-1.

MANDALAY NETS PAC MAN CLOSED CIRCUIT

Mandalay Bay will be among a number of MGM MIRAGE properties hosting the closed circuit telecast of the May 2 junior welterweight title bout between champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Ricky Hatton. The fight will be at MGM Grand Garden Arena, but can also be seen at the Mirage, TI, Monte Carlo, Circus Circus, Luxor and New York-New York. Tickets for the closed circuit viewing are $50 and available at the respective box offices. There’s an 8-ticket max.