The favorites to win the 2013 French Open haven’t cruised through the first couple of rounds the way some thought they would, but Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have qualified for the quarterfinal round and are still very much alive. Nadal celebrated his 27th birthday by beating Kei Nishikori in four sets to advance to the quarterfinal round, and the seven-time champion is very much in contention to make history with a record four-straight French Open wins for the second time in his career. Djokovic is still Nadal’s biggest obstacle after reaching his 16th-straight Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in four sets, and as it is now he is now the two favorites are on a collision course to meet soon.
NHL Bet On Sports Preview: Kings Look To Answer Back As Series Shifts To Los Angeles For Game 3
The Los Angeles Kings will attempt to answer back when their best-of-seven Western Conference Final series shifts to the west coast for game three against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Kings dropped the first two games of the series on the road, but they will have a chance to climb right back in to it with games three and four at home. Los Angeles is undefeated at home through its first seven games of these playoffs, and will need to win both games on home ice in order to even the series before heading back to Chicago for game five.
NBA Online Betting Preview: Spurs Ready, Waiting For NBA Finals To Begin Thursday
The NBA Finals will begin with game 1 on Thursday, and by then the San Antonio Spurs will have had more than a week to prepare for the championship series. Age was considered to be one of the main things that could hold San Antonio back in these playoffs, but a pair of playoff sweeps has ensured the rest they need to prepare for the NBA Finals. The Spurs will be well rested by the time the NBA Finals get underway on Thursday, and that should give them a strong advantage after the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers went a full seven games to determine the Eastern Conference champion.
MLB Sports Betting Preview: Yankees. Rays Chase Red Sox, Orioles In AL East
The American League East title could come down to one or two games at the end of the season. For the four teams fighting for position inside of the division, winning games now could make the difference in the end. The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays opened this week three games back of the Boston Red Sox for first place in the AL East, 2.5 games back of the Baltimore Orioles for second. The Yankees will host the Cleveland Indians before traveling to face the Seattle Mariners, while the Rays will visit the Detroit Tigers before hosting the Orioles this weekend. Baltimore will get a favorable match up against the Houston Astros before visiting Tampa Bay, while the Red Sox host the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels this week. For all of the latest MLB news and betting odds, be sure to check out the best online betting sites.