loses by KO

Jul 30, 2002 10:27 AM, one of the top information sites on the Internet for the sport, will receive the 10-count at the end of this week. The reason ”” lack of interest.

Sad, but true.

"A major problem that has hurt the boxing side of our business is the general decline of boxing itself," wrote Editor-in-Chief Bryan Eggers in a farewell piece. "The general public is only interested in major bouts, and there are fewer of them each year."

The bright side is that nothing pertaining to the bout between Ruiz and Johnson should be there. Boxing fans can call up these Internet sites [], [] for access to stories and stats. As for, it will be missed from these parts.

Hard Rock fits Jamie

Definitely the prettiest change at the Hard Rock was the addition of Jamie Shea as race and sports director.

"This is a perfect fit for me," said Shea, who was administrative manager for the race and sports book at Venetian until last month. "I loved working there, but having the chance to set my own odds was too great an opportunity to turn down."

Shea has already created a "more polished book" at Hard Rock and hopes to have an increased hours schedule in place this week.

"Right now the book is open from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.," she said. "The expanded hours will be 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the next few days."

Shea is also enlarging the number of tracks offered in the race portion, particularly in harness racing. The sports book will expand its NFL betting to include first half and money lines.

ALSO: Make way for the NFL every weekends through January. Look for Houston to win Monday.

CLOSER: The buffet line was the only one here for Butterbean-Holmes.