News

Talk about a long-shot: Vegas odds not in 76ers’ favor

Talk about a long-shot: Vegas odds not in 76ers’ favor

ODDS ARE AGAINST THEM: Minnesota Timberwolves' Robbie Hummel, left, and Philadelphia 76ers' Daniel Orton chase a rebound in the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game. Oddsmakers don't have much faith in Philly this season. Photo: Associated Press/Laurence Kesterson

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Talk about a long-shot.

The odds of the 76ers winning the NBA title are 9,999-1.

The pro basketball season got underway yesterday and the Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t have any respect for Philadelphia.

LVH sports book oddsmaker Jeff Sherman says 9,999-1 odds are the highest their computer will accept.

At the other end of the spectrum, Miami is favored at 2-1 to win another NBA title.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Fresh
joegreen

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 31.

in National

Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

Fresh
verizon

Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

in Sports

MLB: Buyers and sellers spar for deadline deals

boston

Teams are scrambling to finish acquiring difference-making players for this season or possible future stars ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

in Sports

Redskins hire PR firm amid fight over name

redskins

The Washington Redskins have hired a public relations firm to help battle criticism that its name is a racial slur.

in Sports

Bosh officially re-signs with Heat

bosh

The Miami Heat officially re-signed of nine-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh.