Sports Notes - 04-07-09

Apr 7, 2009 5:01 PM

LUCKY’S BOOKS YANKEE STADIUM HR

Lucky’s Race and Sports Book will be taking action on the first home run at Yankee Stadium to be hit by a New York player. Mark Teixeira is the favorite at 3-1. Johnny Damon is the longshot at 9-1 and the field is 5-2. Lucky’s is also booking the division leaders at the All-Star break.

The M Resort will be introducing in-game wagering for baseball in about 2 weeks. M officials said NCAA tourney in-game wagering was well-received.

ORLEANS SITE OF McCALL COMEBACK

The Orleans fight card on May 22 will feature the return of former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall at age 44. Comebacks are par for the course in the history of the heavyweight division. McCall will face the Australian champ John Hopoate for what’s called the IBA title. What’s important is that there’s wagering at the Orleans on the McCall bout. Crown Boxing promoter Frank Luca has lined up an 7-bout card rating among the finest ever at Mardi Gras Ballroom.