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British bookmakers take bets on Tiger's first drive

LONDON --- Forget about simply betting on Tiger Woods to win the Masters Tournament, British bookmakers are taking wagers on whether the No. 1 player in the world will hit a tree on his first drive or if he'll kiss an anonymous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2010-03-30/british-bookmakers-take-bets
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Sampras, Hingis bookmakers' favorites at Wimbledon

...Sampras and Martina Hingis are the favorites of British bookmakers to win Wimbledon. After the two top-seeded players, the betting field is wide open. Britain's two biggest bookmakers - Ladbrokes and William Hill - each list Sampras at 13-8...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/19/oth_210114.shtml
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Bookmakers in Las Vegas pick Steelers as Super Bowl favorite

...lets bettors put money on whether the teams combine to score more or less than that amount. Initial odds often change as bookmakers weigh the money bettors put on one team or the other. Robert Walker, sportsbook director for 13 MGM Mirage casinos in Nevada...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/23/pro_48454.shtml
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Woods overwhelming favorite to take British Open

LONDON -- A British bookmaker installed Tiger Woods as the overwhelming 7-4 favorite to win...position to complete the Grand Slam. Woods was also listed by bookmaker Corals on Friday as 9-2 to win the final two events in the Grand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/13/gol_348309.shtml
Golf
Oldest major could go to the young

TURNBERRY, Scotland --- British bookmakers have listed Rory McIlroy as the third favorite at Turnberry, unusual for someone playing in his first British Open as a pro...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/16/gol_541019.shtml
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Oddsmaker lists Johnny Sack as most likely to be whacked in new season of 'The Sopranos'

...any long-term plans. That's the opinion of an online bookmaker, BetWWTS.com, which issued odds Wednesday on which character...The mob series returns Sunday after a lengthy hiatus. The bookmaker issued 3-1 odds that Sack, a rival mob boss to star Tony...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/05/tel_407868.shtml
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Offshore gambling pioneer tells story

MIAMI --- He learned at the knee of his bookmaker father in New York, took street bets in his teens, and partied with Las Vegas high-rollers. He made millions as a self-proclaimed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/25/oth_154097.shtml
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Stone Street Press makes books by hand

NEW YORK -- Tucked inside an elfin workshop in Staten Island, miles from Manhattan's publishing elite, bookmaker Malachi McCormick quietly plies his trade. REAL quietly. There is no whir of presses at The Stone Street Press, no mad dash...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/10/ent_249756.shtml
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Packers big favorites in Las Vegas

...there will be lots of scoring. The bookmakers have made Green Bay a 13« favorite...to 8« of 9." In London, British bookmakers listed the Green Bay Packers as overwhelming...been so heavily favored by the British bookmakers. That was in 1995, when the San Franciso...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/14/oth_202579.shtml
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All eyes are on McIlroy with Woods sitting out of British Open

...new at the oldest championship in golf.The buzz at the British Open is mainly about one player, the obvious choice among bookmakers, who has become such a fascinating figure that it's almost as though the rest of the field at Royal St. George's is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2011-07-09/all-eyes-are-mcilroy-woods-s