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Major League Baseball’s Combined No-Hitters

The Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels (l.), Jake Diekman, Ken Giles And Jonathan Papelbon Threw A No-Hitter Tonight

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels (l.), Jake Diekman, Ken Giles And Jonathan Papelbon Threw A No-Hitter Tonight

It’s happened 11 times – combined no-hitters – including tonight.

Four Philadelphia Phillies pitchers joined arms to toss a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves.

The first combined no-hitter, almost 100 years ago, featured none other than Babe Ruth himself, as a member of the Boston Red Sox. Crazy thing is, he was tossed from the game for arguing balls and strikes before even recording an out. Ernie Shore came in and retired all 27 batters, including the one the Babe left on base.

The second combined no-hitter, by the Baltimore OriolesSteve Barber and Stu Miller, is the only one that was a loss.

The two most recent combined no-nos before tonight were both in interleague play and featured no less than six pitchers apiece. That’s a lot of pitchers.

TEAM PITCHERS IP AGAINST FINAL SCORE DATE
1. Boston Red Sox Babe Ruth 0 Washington Senators 4-0 Jun. 23, 1917
Ernie Shore 9
2. Baltimore Orioles Steve Barber 8.2 Detroit Tigers 2-1 (Loss) Apr. 30, 1967
    Stu Miller 0.1      
3. Oakland A’s Vida Blue 5 California Angels 5-0 Sep. 28, 1975
Glenn Abbott 1
Paul Lindblad 1
Rollie Fingers 2
4. Chicago White Sox Blue Moon Odom 5 Oakland A’s 2-1 Jul. 28, 1976
    Francisco Barrios 4      
5. California Angels Mark Langston 7 Seattle Mariners 1-0 Apr. 11, 1990
Mike Witt 2
6. Baltimore Orioles Bob Milacki 6 Oakland A’s 2-0 Jul. 13, 1991
    Mike Flanagan 1      
    Mark Williamson 1      
    Gregg Olson 1      
7. Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker 6 San Diego Padres 1-0 Sep. 11, 1991
Mark Wohlers 2
Alejandro Pena 1
8. Pittsburgh Pirates Francisco Cordova 9 Houston Astros 3-0 Jul. 12, 1997
    Ricardo Rincon 1      
9. Houston Astros Roy Oswalt 1 New York Yankees 8-0 Jun. 11, 2003
Pete Munro 2.2
Kirk Saarloos 1.1
Brad Lidge 2
Octavio Dotel 1
Billy Wagner 1
10. Seattle Mariners Kevin Millwood 6 Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 Jun. 8, 2012
    Charlie Furbush 0.2      
    Stephen Pryor 0.1      
    Lucas Luetge 0.1      
    Brandon League 0.2      
    Tom Wilhelmsen 1      
11. Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels 6 Atlanta Braves 7-0 Sep. 1, 2014
Jake Diekman 1
Ken Giles 1
Jonathan Papelbon 1

Photo: Curtis Compton, Atlanta-Journal Constitution via santamariatimes.com

The 10 Most Valuable College Football Teams

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Wall Street Journal

SCHOOL TEAM VALUE
1. Texas Longhorns $875M
2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish $811.5M
3. Michigan Wolverines $685.5M
4. Ohio State Buckeyes $674.8M
5. Florida Gators $660.8M
6. Oklahoma Sooners $655.2M
7. Alabama Crimson Tide $640.1M
8. Georgia Bulldogs $581.8M
9. Auburn Tigers $537.6M
10. LSU Tigers $529.8M

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Richest.com

SCHOOL TEAM VALUE
1. Texas Longhorns $163.3M
2. Ohio State Buckeyes $142M
3. Michigan Wolverines $140.1M
4. Alabama Crimson Tide $125M
5. Florida Gators $120M
6. Texas A&M Aggies $119.7M
7. LSU Tigers $114.7M
8. Penn State Nittany Lions $108M
9. Oklahoma Sooners $106.5M
10. Auburn Tigers $106M

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Forbes

SCHOOL TEAM VALUE
1. Texas Longhorns $139M
2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish $117M
3. Alabama Crimson Tide $110M
4. LSU Tigers $105M
5. Michigan Wolverines $104M
6. Florida Gators $94M
7. Oklahoma Sooners $92M
8. Georgia Bulldogs $91M
9. Ohio State Buckeyes $83M
10. Nebraska Cornhuskers $80M

 

NFL: Opening Odds to Win Super Bowl XLIX and 2014 Playoff Berth Odds

Super Bowl XLIX (49) Will Be Played In Arizona, And The Opening Favorites Are The Denver Broncos

Super Bowl XLIX (49) Will Be Played In Arizona, And The Opening Favorites Are The Denver Broncos

Who is going to win Super Bowl XLIX, and who’s in the running? Two sources below have some differences, but they agree on two things, most importantly.

The top four teams are the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots.

And both say it will be the Broncos who win the big one.

But boy do they disagree on some other possibilities. First, though, let’s get a rundown on the three lists below and where they came from.

As with last season’s (2013) early predictions, Sports List of the Day turned again to the Prediction Machine at predictionmachine.com. The folks over at PM have already played out the entire 2014 NFL season – 50,000 times!

The result? Super Bowl win and playoff berth percentages, sorted for all 32 teams in the top two lists, respectively.

The third list are the straight up betting odds out of Las Vegas, from Bovada.

PERCENT CHANCE OF WINNING SUPER BOWL XLIX

  TEAM SUPER BOWL WIN % PLAYOFF BERTH %
1. Denver Broncos 25.1 94.2
2. Seattle Seahawks 22.6 85.2
3. New Orleans Saints 15.8 89.6
4. New England Patriots 8.8 84.1
5. San Francisco 49ers 4.0 47.9
6. Indianapolis Colts 3.3 68.6
7. Green Bay Packers 3.1 61.8
8. Cincinnati Bengals 2.3 55.2
9. New York Giants 2.2 45.7
10. Philadelphia Eagles 2.1 46.5
11. San Diego Chargers 1.7 46.6
12. Washington Redskins 1.2 35.7
13. Houston Texans 1.1 48.8
13. Arizona Cardinals 1.1 27.7
15. Baltimore Ravens 1.0 43.7
16. Carolina Panthers 0.8 25.4
17. Detroit Lions 0.5 33.3
17. Minnesota Vikings 0.5 25.6
19. Atlanta Falcons 0.4 19.6
19. Miami Dolphins 0.4 26.1
19. St. Louis Rams 0.4 15.6
19. Pittsburgh Steelers 0.4 35.3
23. Chicago Bears 0.2 18.1
23. Kansas City Chiefs 0.2 16.1
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0.2 16.5
23. Cleveland Browns 0.2 31.9
23. Tennessee Titans 0.2 18.1
28. Buffalo Bills 0.1 9.1
28. New York Jets 0.1 12.2
30. Dallas Cowboys 0.0 5.9
30. Jacksonville Jaguars 0.0 5.9
30. Oakland Raiders 0.0 4.0

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PERCENT CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS

  TEAM PLAYOFF BERTH % SUPER BOWL WIN %
1. Denver Broncos 94.2 25.1
2. New Orleans Saints 89.6 15.8
3. Seattle Seahawks 85.2 22.6
4. New England Patriots 84.1 8.8
5. Indianapolis Colts 68.6 3.3
6. Green Bay Packers 61.8 3.1
7. Cincinnati Bengals 55.2 2.3
8. Houston Texans 48.8 1.1
9. San Francisco 49ers 47.9 4.0
10. San Diego Chargers 46.6 1.7
11. Philadelphia Eagles 46.5 2.1
12. New York Giants 45.7 2.2
13. Baltimore Ravens 43.7 1.0
14. Washington Redskins 35.7 1.2
15. Pittsburgh Steelers 35.3 0.4
16. Detroit Lions 33.3 0.5
17. Cleveland Browns 31.9 0.2
18. Arizona Cardinals 27.7 1.1
19. Miami Dolphins 26.1 0.4
20. Minnesota Vikings 25.6 0.5
21. Carolina Panthers 25.4 0.8
22. Atlanta Falcons 19.6 0.4
23. Chicago Bears 18.1 0.2
23. Tennessee Titans 18.1 0.2
25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16.5 0.2
26. Kansas City Chiefs 16.1 0.2
27. St. Louis Rams 15.6 0.4
28. New York Jets 12.2 0.1
29. Buffalo Bills 9.1 0.1
30. Dallas Cowboys 5.9 0.0
30. Jacksonville Jaguars 5.9 0.0
32. Oakland Raiders 4.0 0.0

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ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL XLIX (bovada.lv)

  TEAM ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL
1. Denver Broncos 11-2
2. Seattle Seahawks 6-1
3. New England Patriots 7-1
4. San Francisco 49ers 8-1
5. New Orleans Saints 10-1
5. Green Bay Packers 10-1
7. Philadelphia Eagles 20-1
7. Chicago Bears 20-1
9. Indianapolis Colts 22-1
10. Detroit Lions 33-1
11. Cincinnati Bengals 40-1
11. San Diego Chargers 40-1
11. Arizona Cardinals 40-1
11. Baltimore Ravens 40-1
11. Atlanta Falcons 40-1
11. Pittsburgh Steelers 40-1
17. New York Giants 50-1
17. Carolina Panthers 50-1
17. Kansas City Chiefs 50-1
17. Dallas Cowboys 50-1
21. Washington Redskins 66-1
21. Houston Texans 66-1
21. Miami Dolphins 66-1
21. St. Louis Rams 66-1
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 66-1
26. Minnesota Vikings 75-1
26. Cleveland Browns 75-1
26. New York Jets 75-1
29. Tennessee Titans 100-1
29. Buffalo Bills 100-1
31. Oakland Raiders 200-1
32. Jacksonville Jaguars 250-1

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Odds provided solely for entertainment purposes.

Photo: boards.sportslogos.net

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