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Sportsbook calls for investigation into Bucs bets placed before Tom Brady’s return

Tom Brady’s return to the Buccaneers not only hijacked the end of Selection Sunday, but it drastically altered NFL forecast for the upcoming season. Sports books around the country immediately altered Tampa Bay’s 2023 Super Bowl odds, though now it appears some Bucs bets are under further examination.

Westgate SuperBook vice president Jay Kornegay believes that some sizable bets placed on Tampa Bay to win the Super Bowl before Brady announced he was coming out of retirement were made with inside information, according to Todd Dewey of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Kornegay has reportedly called for an investigation into those wagers.

“There’s not a doubt in my mind that they knew he was coming back when they placed those wagers on Thursday,” Kornegay said. “And these were not casual bettors. They would be categorized as educated bettors. It wasn’t a guy with a Tom Brady jersey at the counter.

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LeBron calls blow to Stewart “accidental,” says suspension “some bulls***”

LeBron James thinks everything got blown way out of proportion.

To hear LeBron tell it, the altercation with Isaiah Stewart was a battle for rebounding position where “my hand grazed his face” and everything spiraled from there — with a bloody Stewart trying to fight LeBron — and resulted in a “bulls***” suspension.

LeBron spoke about the incident for the first time Wednesday night, after he had taken over late, forced overtime and led the Lakers to a comeback win over the Pacers. Here are his quotes, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

“Rob [Pelinka] called me. I missed his call,” James told ESPN of the Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager dialing in the bad news. “As soon as when I checked my phone and it was a missed call, I was like, ‘I know I’m suspended.’ I mean, it’s some bulls***. But whatever….

“There was

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Damian Lillard calls out ‘MF’ Draymond after hard LeBron James foul

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Andy Murray to skip French Open and focus on Wimbledon after groin issues persist

In the latest setback of a miserable season, Andy Murray has dropped his plans to participate in the French Open — which starts a fortnight today — after experiencing a recurrence of groin pain while training in Rome. His intention now is to make an early start in his grass-court preparation in order to be as ready as possible for Queen’s and Wimbledon — the two most productive tournaments of his career. Clearly, he will first have to overcome this lingering and mysterious groin problem, which first surfaced just before the Miami Open in March. Murray travelled out to Rome a week ago to test himself in a series of practice sessions with leading players. He is understood to have taken Novak Djokovic to a tie-break in their unofficial set last Sunday, and also

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Browns WR Odell Beckham Calls Out Hater, Defends Browns


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Browns receiver Odell Beckham.

Odell Beckham Jr. had some words for a social media hater on Thursday, defending his Cleveland Browns in the process.

Beckham has been especially active in recent days on social media, going through and responding to various comments from unverified accounts. SportsCenter tweeted a clip of Beckham’s rehab running at near full-sprint on a treadmill, captioning it, “Odell Beckham Jr.’s comeback loading.”

One Beckham doubter commented: “Just to missed the playoffs.” Beckham quickly pointed out his grammar mistake and put him on blast.

“Miss*” Beckham wrote, correcting the tweet with some crying laughing emojis. “Jokes don’t hit the same when ur illiterate.”

It might have been easy in the past to beat up on the Browns for their miserable track record. But Cleveland has turned the

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