Sunday, May 31

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The end of the Colonial, more softball, a Pens-Wings rematch, and Sunday Night Baseball. We're living large on the Streak.

The English leagues are pretty much over, but Italian Serie A carries on. Sampdoria visits Palermo - the travelers get the draw.

Danielle Lawrie leads Washington as they try to make it to the WCWS finals. Opposing them are the gutty Georgia Bulldogs, who count on Schnake and Schlopy.

More NASCAR from Dover - this time it's the Sprint Cup race. On the Streak we've put Carl Edwards up against Jimmie Johnson.


Sunday Night Baseball - Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
Sporting the best record in baseball, Los Angeles will try to erase their memory of Saturday's 7-0 defeat. Scheduled to start are Milton and Marshall.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers cruised to a 58 percent record as both hockey and softball treated them kindly.


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Saturday, May 30

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Saturday, in the Parks
A wide-open weekend. The women are slugging it out in OKC, Corey Pavin is apparently still playing golf, and the Magic better close this one out tonight or else...

CP1 tees off with Bo Van Pelt early in the morning. On the Streak his goal is to get as many birds as Bo Knows on the front nine - Corey hasn't had this much pressure since he won the Ryder Cup.

Georgia and Mizzou grace ESPN2 at noon in an elimination game at the WCWS. As the NBA playoff advertisements would proclaim, it's "win or go home" time. Of course, the Nuggets were already at home last night...

We try again in Dover - this time it's the Nationwide series. Joey Logano is pitted (haha) against Jason Leffler in a finish-better matchup.

The Cavs and the Magic are back in Orlando for Game Six. The Magic should be treating this like Game Seven, because their chances of winning the next one in Cleveland are the proverbial slim and none.


NHL Finals - Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings
hockey in Detroit
playing for the Stanley Cup
Penguins want revenge


Yesterday's Results
Streakers looked good until the Denver Nuggets didn't - the final record was just a touch over 50 percent.


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Friday, May 29

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Streaky Friday
Nothing crazy like spelling words, but NASCAR Trucks is back after a few weeks off! Ron Hornaday Jr. and Kyle Busch are the leading contenders in Dover.

They are still golfing in Texas. Our morning alliteration matched Steve Stricker against Stewart (Cink). The afternoon challenge is between Brian Gay and Vijay Singh.

Clermont Foot visits Vannes OC in a French Ligue 2 battle. We're giving the Foot the draw for playing on the road.

Early AL East leaders Red Sox and Blue Jays go at it in Toronto. Boston starts ageless wonder Tim Wakefield; the Jays counter with Casey Janssen.


NBA Playoffs - Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets
Wasn't this the Featured Matchup four days ago? It sure was! The Nuggets are on the brink of elimination; it would help them if K-Mart stopped shooting from the outside.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers cruised to a nice and easy 56 percent behind the Red Sox and Arizona State.


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Thursday, May 28

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Today's Preview
Holy Thursday! The StreakMaster broke a sweat making this action-packed board. 16 matchups with a possible five-win day, you can't ask for anything more.

In the morning you have three options: a nine-hole golf matchup, a French Open total games match featuring Streak favorite, Andy Roddick or you take a chance with our head-to-head Spelling Bee matchup. Both Chand and Shivashankar are the favorites going in, but so far Streakers are backing last year's runner-up.

Four afternoon matchups are next with two MLB straight-up matchups and another golf prop (this one is a full 18 holes) between Geoff Ogilvy and J.B. Holmes. We also have a softball matchup between Washington and Georgia. There are no odds for these matchups but judging from records, the Huskies are probably favored.

We have a crash-course in the evening hours. If you want to play it safe, stick to the baseball but for you dare-devils we have more softball, MLS and a total letters prop for the final word of the Spelling Bee. The odds have 9 letters or fewer as the favorite at -130.

NBA - Magic at Cavs: Which side will record a higher total?
LeBron is getting his points but there is no help around him so far this series. Accuscore predicts him to score another 40, while saying Howard and Lewis will score 19 and 18 respectively. This matchup clearly depends on LeBron and how he approaches this game.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers had a strong finish, ending with an 60.8 overall winning percentage. Manchester United's loss to Barcelona was the big hit off the day while Maria Sharapova pulled off an "upset" win for Streakers.


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Wednesday, May 27

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Today's Preview
More tennis, baseball and the UEFA Champions League final headline our day. Oh yeah, we have hockey and basketball too.

French Open leads the way with streak favorite Maria Sharapova against Nadia Petrova. Petrova is the favorite here but Sharapova is receiving all the love so far.

One of the StreakMaster's favorite events, the UEFA Champions League final is today. The odds are dead-even so take your favorite team here. It should be a great one, that's for sure.

Lots of afternoon baseball today, as well. Pick carefully so you can get as many picks in as you can.

The night starts with the NHL Playoffs with 6 or more goals getting the edge in the Blackhawks-Red Wings game. We also have the Red Sox and Yankees on the board, unfortunately not against each other.

For late-night action we have a "total pitches" prop for Jered Weaver of the Angels. Four of his last five starts have been over 100 but it is usually close when it comes to his pitch count. Look for it to be around the 95-105 area.


NBA Playoffs (Nuggets @ Lakers - Game 5): Who will have the higher total?
The Lakers are favored by six points tonight but it seems a little high even though they are at home. K-Mart usually hits around five or six jumpers a game so the outcome will definitely depend on how the Lakers play in this one.

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Tuesday, May 26

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Today's Preview
The French Open is here and we couldn't be more excited. The board should be packed from morning 'til night these next few days!

The second-ranked female tennis player, Serena Williams kicks us off around 8:30 a.m. ET when she takes on Klara Zakopalova in a "total games played" matchup on our board. Will Serena take care of Klara easily or will it be a tough first-round matchup?

Then at 10:00 a.m. ET, the closest toss-up on the men's side is between Fabrice Santoro and Christophe Rochus. Santoro has the odds and the title of coolest name on his side.

Rounding out the night are some quality hardball matchups tied in with both Eastern Conference Final matchups on the court and ice.


MLB - Cardinals at Brewers
Jeff Suppan looks to lead the Brew-Crew to victory over his former club, the St. Louis Cardinals. With a win, the Cards will get back a-top the NL Central.

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Monday, May 25

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All sorts of fun on Memorial Day. Cornell goes for its second straight upset in the lacrosse finals; the Coca-Cola 600 gives it another shot in Charlotte (check the weather); English Championship holds a playoff for the right to join the Premier League next season. And lots of baseball, of course.

Burnley and Sheffield United battle for promotion at Wembley. On the Streak, our matchup asks which one will move on, so it will include any overtime or shootout necessary.

We try again in Charlotte, although latest reports suggested it's 50-50 for more rain. Kyle Busch goes against Jimmie Johnson, or alternatively you can choose between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards.

The NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championship Game is finally here! We know the winner will be from upstate New York, but will that team be the Orange of Syracuse or the Big Red of Cornell? The Ithacans have already shocked the Streak world once.


NBA Playoffs - Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets
A mad Denver team will come out fighting as they look to get back to even in their series with the Lakers. The Streak predicts a lot of fouls in this one.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers ignored the point spreads and went with the Cavs - alas, the James Gang let them down. When all was said and done it was a crummy 43 percent mark for Sunday.

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Sunday, May 24

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Today's Preview
A battle of the sexes in the Indy 500 highlights a typically active Sunday on the Streak.

We're doubling up on the soccer; AC Milan hosts AS Roma in the early match, then Manchester United visits Hull City right afterwards. Early Streakers are pounding the chalk, but it's always risky to give up the draw.


Indy 500 - Danica Patrick vs. Marco Andretti
It's a big name matchup as the most famous face in Indy Car racing takes on its most famous family. Indy has been kind to Danica, but Marco won't be giving this one away.

The Blackhawks hope to draw even with the Red Wings in Game Four of their conference finals series. They'll have the home ice advantage.

Sunday Night Baseball travels to the Metrodome, proving that there is indeed baseball outside of Los Angeles or the AL East. The Twins host the Brewers; Dave Bush and Scott Baker are the scheduled starting pitchers.

Yesterday's Results
The UVA Cavaliers put up a fight for a while, but in the end were no match for the Big Red of Cornell. That lacrosse loss ruined what would otherwise have been a third straight tremendous day for Streakers, who ended up winning around half of their selections.

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Saturday, May 23

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Today's Preview
Lacrosse is back on the board, car racing returns, NBA and NHL playoffs are both straight up, plus the usual fare.

Vijay and Davis tee off extra-early because Irving, Texas is expecting precipitation before the day is done. We're hoping these two can finish 9-holes before any weather problems, but you may want to take a peek at the latest forecast before picking this one.

German soccer makes its first appearance in a while - always-popular Schalke 04 hosts the one-and-only TSG Hoffenheim. TSG-H gets the draw.

We double-dip lacrosse as we've put up both NCAA Division I semifinal matches. The matches are being held in Foxborough - first Syracuse takes on Duke, then top seed Virginia plays Cornell.


NBA Playoffs - Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets
With the series tied 1-1 after two games in LA, the Lakers look to regain the home-court advantage. Kobe, Melo, K-Mart, Gasol - do I really need to build this one up for you? Grab some chips and your favorite beverage, order a pizza, and watch this game. Tipoff is scheduled for about 8:30 p.m.; the broadcast is on ABC.

Just not a hoops guy or gal? Then you can finish off your night with some West Coast baseball instead. The Giants (Matt Cain scheduled to start) and Mariners (Jarrod Washburn) go back-to-back nights on the Streak.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers continued their roll, once again hitting around 68 percent as the Leaderboard reached new heights.

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Friday, May 22

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Today's Preview
Not quite the thirty choices of Thursday, but there's still a panoply of matchups on the board.

We start our morning with more college softball. Jacksonville State takes on Alabama in a game broadcast on ESPN2 - on the Streak, it's a total runs matchup.

For those who prefer the beautiful game, Dijon FCO visits SC Amiens in Ligue 2 action. Dijon gets the draw, and we'll refrain from any mustard jokes.

It's always a big series when New York visits Boston to take on the Red Sox. This time, however, it's the Mets instead of the Yankees. With Santana scheduled to start against Matsuzaka, runs may be hard to come by.


MLB - San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners
Expect the Mariners fans to have split loyalties as Randy Johnson returns to Seattle looking for win #299. The Unit isn't what he used to be, but then neither are the Seattle hitters. The Streak is hoping that the crowd is treated to a Griffey at-bat against Johnson.

Alternatively, you can make your prediction about the All-SoCal affair. The Los Angeles Angels will actually play in Los Angeles as they visit the Dodgers.

Yesterday's Results
A huge day both in volume and in accuracy - Streakers hit an amazing two-thirds of their picks over the 30 matchups listed. Many new names hit the Leaderboard as well.

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Thursday, May 21

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May Stunt Event
Welcome to our May Stunt Event. We will have 25-30 matchups up on the board for you throughout the day. Most matchups will be finished before the next one starts but be careful, a few may overlap depending on score and time.

Tune into "Streak Speak" with Molly Qerim around 10 AM ET to get her picks and you can check out The StreakMaster's picks throughout the day on his Twitter account. Good luck.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers struggled once again, finishing the day with a 41.9 overall winning percentage. Cricket and soccer did the most damage, but things may look up with the Stunt event today.

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Wednesday, May 20

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Today's Preview
We like to call it the calm before the storm. 11 picks in 4 windows for you hardcore Streakers this Wednesday.

The Indian Premier League starts us off with a rematch between Chennai Super Kings and the Kings XI Punjabi. In their first meeting, the Super Kings won 185-174, a total of 359 runs. This time we have the over/under listed at 299.5 runs.

In the afternoon, the UEFA Cup finale gets underway. Werder Bremen takes on Shakhtar Donetsk in Turkey. Both teams are evenly favored to win the title, whose your choice?

Keep a heads up for three interesting MLB props as well. For game one of a day-night double-header between the DBacks and the Marlins, 4.5 runs is the over/under before the fifth inning of the game. Next, at 10:05 p.m. we have a "who will be winning" prop after the fourth inning. The Giants have the slight edge in this one at -120. Lastly, don't rule out on a Furcal win over DWright. The Dodgers shortstop is 16-for-44 against Livan Hernandez, how's that for a helpful stat?


Wednesday Night Baseball Cubs at Cardinals
With Chris Carpenter on the hill, the Cards are favored (-125) over the visiting Cubs. Can Ryan Dempster pitch a gem and give the Cubbies a much needed win? You make the call!

Yesterday's Results
Streakers took a dive with an overall winning percentage of 39 percent. The Ohio State Men's Tennis squad were the biggest disappointment on the night followed by the Giants and Rangers, who also lost.

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Tuesday, May 19

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Today's Preview
A nice little Tuesday ahead of us. Tennis, baseball, hockey, basketball and the NBA draft lottery!

We start off on the tennis court, first with the Arag World Team Cup (TBD) followed by the division-one tennis finals for both the Men and Women.

MLB takes over from there with the Rangers, Red Sox, Astros, and Cubs all favored. We also have a "total goals" matchup between the Blackhawks and Red Wings in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

In our night session we start with Game 1 of the Nuggets-Lakers series with a prop between Chauncey Billups' assists and the Lakers winning margin. Billups is predicted to have 7 assists while the Lakers are favored at -6.5.


NBA Draft Lottery: Who will win the #1 pick?
The Kings are favored to win the pick with a 25% chance, so we pair them with the Wizards to make the prop as close to 50-50 as possible. The StreakMaster thinks the Kings will win the luck of the ping-pong balls, do you?

Yesterday's Results
Streakers did what they could with limited matchups and finished with a 59.6 overall winning percentage. 18 is still the number to beat in order to get to Bristol.


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Monday, May 18

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Today's Preview
A typically slow Monday. We dig deep for the soccer, feature a lot of baseball, and include the NHL playoff opener between the Hurricanes and the Penguins.

FC Nordsjælland hosts Vejle in an SAS-Ligaen barnburner. The Streak gives the traveling Vejle squad the draw as well.

We double right back up on the footie as the lone EPL match of the day is scheduled to start soon after the Danish game finishes. Sunderland visits Portsmouth in a battle of two teams barely above relegation. Once again, the visitor gets the draw.


Monday Night Baseball - Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees
The Twins try to avoid one of their worst series of all time when they play the Yankees at the new stadium. Minnesota has lost the first three games, all when the Yankees came up with a walk-off hit at the end of the game.

The Hurricanes and Penguins take the ice at 7:30 p.m. as they begin the NHL Eastern Conference Finals.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers fell back to Earth, ending up at 45 percent for the day.


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Sunday, May 17

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Today's Preview
The NBA and NHL return; golf, soccer and basketball round out the slate.

After getting rain-delayed on Saturday, Goydos and Leonard are back on the course early Sunday. Our proposition asks which player will have the better overall score going in to the fourth round - as of Saturday night, they were tied at -12 with six holes left to play in the third round. There's a good chance that this one ends up as a push.

Alternatively, Streakers may want to play the Serie A matchup between Bologna and Lecce. Lecce is the traveling team; we're giving them the draw.

We don't usually put English Conference soccer up on the Streak, but we make an exception for Sunday's league final. Cambridge United takes on Torquay United in a match at famed Wembley Stadium. We see the teams as even, so a draw will be a push.

It seems that if the Yankees are involved, it's always a big game. Minnesota has blown two straight late leads against New York - is their confidence shot?


Sunday Night Baseball - New York Mets at San Francisco Giants
Here are two more teams heading in opposite directions. After a slow start to their season, the Mets have won eight of their last ten games. The Giants have dropped four in a row. San Francisco would seem to have the pitching edge Sunday night; scheduled starters are Mike Pelfrey and Matt Cain.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers were on the mark all Saturday long, winning almost every matchup and ending at over 65 percent.


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Saturday, May 16

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Today's Preview
Once again there's no basketball or hockey, so we've loaded up with golf, soccer and baseball. We'ev also put up a Preakness special.

Jonathan Kaye and Charlie Wi tee off early in Texas. The Streak has them opposing each other in a 9-hole matchup.

Fulham visits Newcastle United as the English Premier League nears its finish. Fulham gets the draw.

We're trying once more with the Astros at the Cubs. Yesterday's prop was rained out - here's hoping for better weather!

If you're a fan of Southern California baseball, both the Dodgers and the Angels are on our board in straight up matchups.


134th Preakness Stakes - Where will Rachel Alexandra finish?
It took a bit of maneuvering, but the filly will go against the colts in the second leg of the Triple Crown. After her dominating performance in the Kentucky Oaks, she's the morning line favorite - for the Streak, the question is whether she finishes in the top two?

Yesterday's Results
Another day around 50 percent for Streakers, as accurate baseball forecasting was undone by poor golf prognistication.


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Friday, May 15

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Today's Preview
With the NHL and NBA having the day off, we had to get creative with our matchups for today.

We begin with Joe Ogilvie against Charley Hoffman in a nine hole matchup followed by Tim Clark versus John Mallinger for a full 18.

In the afternoon slot, we have soccer, rugby or a MLB player prop, take your pick. In the Super League, Leeds is the heavy favorite, so SM threw out a "total points" prop basing the line on previous meetings between the two clubs.

Baseball (and softball) dominate the board in the early evening. The Pirates, Blue Jays, Rangers and Cardinals are favored in the bigs while our softball matchup features a "total runs" matchup between San Diego State and defending champion, Arizona State. ASU is heavily favored, so we have a "total runs" prop on the board. Could it be a 2-1 game or a 12-0 game? We'll see.

While you're out enjoying your Friday night, don't forget to choose a late-night matchup from your mobile phone. Can Lester find the zone tonight or will Seattle knock him out of the game early? You make the call.


Friday Night Fights (Kevin Johnson vs Devin Vargas): How many TOTAL ROUNDS will be FOUGHT?
The odds are out, and they're shocking. Vegas expects this match to go the full distance but The StreakMaster disagrees. Kevin Johnson should take care of Devin Vargas early, but hey, I'm no Dan Rafael.

Streakers had another average day, finishing off with a 51.7 overall winning percentage. The Phillies and the Bruins did some damage to streaks, but those who picked Rich Beem earlier in the day jumped up a few spots.


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Thursday, May 14

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Today's Preview
The Streak is back to the more usual fare on Thursday. Two more NHL series must come to an end, along with a couple NBA Game 6's. Along the way there's a new golf tourney, soccer, and plenty of baseball.

The PGA is back in Texas, and our early 9-hole matchup pits TPC fader Alex Cejka against Rich Beem.

More day baseball starts at 1 p.m. - this time in Philly, where the Dodgers might be breaking out of their post-Manny slump.

Our PGA full-round matchup showcases two home-staters: Texans Chad Campbell and Justin Leonard are on the first tee at 1:45 p.m.

The Celtics are back in Orlando at 7 p.m. in the first game of the ESPN doubleheader. The Streak sees the Magic as too big a favorite to list straight up, so we've listed a player proposition between new enemies Rajon Rondo and Rafer Alston. No, it's not which player will commit more dirty fouls (though perhaps it should be).


NHL Playoffs - Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins
For the second straight night, our featured matchup is a do-or-die hockey playoff game. Can the Hurricanes match the Penguins and pull off a road upset in the decider?

We've put up another proposition for the late NBA playoff game. This one is a simple "score more" decision: Pau Gasol against Ron Artest.

Yesterday's Results
The Streak took no mercy yesterday, winning almost every matchup and leaving the Streakers with a weak 31 percent mark.


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Wednesday, May 13

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Today's Preview
A few unique matchups make up today's board, so be careful.

No cricket this morning, but at least we have some day baseball starting us off. The Mets are favored at home against those pesky Braves.

Two matchups for you soccer lovers out there, with a "total goals" matchup for the championship match between Lazio and Sampdoria and an EPL matchup with Man U favored by 1.5 goals.

At 7:00 p.m. ET, we have the Yankees at the Blue Jays then a "first home run" matchup between the Marlins and the Brewers. The Marlins have the edge here, probably because they hit first.

Later on in the night we have Jason Terry's assists plus rebounds against the Nuggets' winning margin. Terry is predicted to have a total of eight but the Nuggets are favored by eight as well.

For the Royals/A's game, we let you folks on the East Coast get to bed early with a "total runs" matchup in the first five innings of the game. The under has the slight edge here.


NHL Penguins at Capitals - Game 7
The biggest game of the night gets underway at 7:00 p.m. ET on Versus. The Capitals are at home and are favored at -145 but don't sleep on the Penguins. The StreakMaster likes the Penguins here, do you trust him?

Yesterday's Results
Streakers finished a tad over .500 with a 56.9 overall winning percentage. Most of the board used their "expert" knowledge of our cricket and soccer matchups, with Mumbai and Burnley being the day's top streak extenders.


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Tuesday, May 12

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Today's Preview
Another board dominated by playoff hockey and basketball. Who doesn't love that?

We get started at 2:45 p.m. with the semi-finals of the English League Championship. It is the 2nd leg therefore we only ask for the winner of our matchup in the 90+ minutes of regulation time.

Both NHL game six's make the board as well. The Bruins (-115) are at the Hurricanes and the Red Wings (-150) are on the road at the Ducks.

For NBA matchups we have game five of the Magic-Celtics listed as "straight up" while we match up the Lakers winning margin against Luis Scola's points. Here's a little hint: the Lakers are favored by 12 in the game.

Plenty of MLB matchups as well, including a player prop between Carlos Lee and Todd Helton. Both players' batting averages are over .333, so expect them to put up some big numbers.


MLB (Reds @ Diamondbacks): Which SIDE will record a HIGHER TOTAL?
Dan Haren has been pitching lights-out all season, although thanks to his team's weak hitting, he is only 3-3 on the season. He averages around 7 strikeouts per start, and gives up around 4 hits a start. Can his bullpen help him out tonight? You be the judge.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers took a step back yesterday, finishing with a 45.3 overall winning percentage. Middlesbrough and the Mets were the day's top streak breakers.

Want more of The StreakMaster? Visit his site: TheStreakMaster.com for his picks and you can also follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/TheStreakMaster


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Monday, May 11

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The StreakMaster and Molly Qerim are now Tweeting at 3:24 p.m. ET
Ever wanted to know what "Streak Experts" Molly Qerim and The StreakMaster are up to? Now you can follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/MOLLYQERIM_ESPN and twitter.com/TheStreakMaster.

Today's Preview
Cricket early, soccer in the afternoon, the major American sports in the evening. With the light schedules, we've put all the MLB, NBA, and NHL games on the slate.

Monday's Indian Premier League match takes place in Kimberley, South Africa. The Deccan Chargers take on the Rajasthan Royals.

Newcastle United hosts Middlesbrough in Monday's only English Premier League match. The visitors get the draw.

The Capitals play in Pittsburgh needing a win to avoid elimination from the NHL playoffs. The Penguins want to end it at home; a seventh game would be back in Washington.


Monday Night Baseball - Atlanta Braves at New York Mets
The Mets have turned it on lately, and with ace Johan Santana on the mound they are favorites over the Braves, who will counter with Derek Lowe. However, Santana has never beaten the Braves (0-3 lifetime). The game airs on ESPN at 7:10 p.m.

The Vancouver Canucks are in the same situation as the Capitals - win on the road or go home. Vancouver plays at the Chicago Blackhawks carrying the hopes of a country - they're the only remaining Canadian team in the playoffs.

Yesterday's Results
The Streak took down over half of the Leaderboard behind the Houston Rockets, who dominated their playoff game against the Lakers despite being without Yao Ming. Streakers made up the ground in the other matchups, and finished even for Sunday.


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Sunday, May 10

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Today's Preview
Staying in our usual groove with soccer, golf, NBA and NHL playoffs, and lots of baseball.

Our early golf is again nine holes only. The Big Easy goes against Geoff Ogilvy; tee time is 10:35 a.m.

If you'd rather play the soccer match, EPL powerhouses Chelsea and Arsenal play at 11. Chelsea has been in better form this year, but the match is at Arsenal, so we're leaving the draw as a push.

Three hours later, we come back with more golf and more soccer. We couldn't leave the AC Milan-Juventus match off our slate (Juventus getting the draw); we've also put Alex Cejka against the field (including Mr. Woods) at the Players Championship.

Has Christmas come early? The Streak is listing the Lakers and the Rockets as a straight-up matchup despite reports that Yao will miss the rest of the playoffs. Catch the game on ABC.


Sunday Night Baseball - Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
Both teams have been knocking the ball around on offense lately; Sunday's game may be a lower-scoring affair with aces Garza and Beckett scheduled to take the mound. Evan Longoria already has 21 RBIs against the Red Sox this season.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers were on the wrong side of almost all the matchups, and ended up under 40 percent for the day. The biggest culprits were the Boston Red Sox and Aston Villa.


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Saturday, May 9

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Saturday in the parks
Little bit of this, little bit of that. Tiger props are always popular, so we've added one of those. All the usual suspects are on the slate as well.

Kenny Perry makes a repeat appearance in our 9-hole matchup. This time he's up against Padraig Harrington.

Our EPL soccer match is a rare win-only affair - Aston Villa is rated even with Fulham by the punters, so a draw will be a draw.

In our Tiger prop, Eldrick takes on Sawgrass. Will he shoot 68 or less? You make the call. Of course, the under won't look good until he's safely on the green at the 17th.

The Rays play at Fenway in a promising afternoon game. Scott Kazmir is scheduled for Tampa; the BoSox counter with Jon Lester.


NBA Playoffs - Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks
The Nuggets dominated at home - can they continue to do the same on the road? The Mavericks need to win this game to have a chance in the series. The sportsbooks see Dallas as the favorite, but so far Streakers are leaning the other way.

Yesterday's Results
After yesterday's disaster, Streakers made it back to 50 percent behind Sabathia and the Yankees.


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Friday, May 8

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Today's Preview
Golf, soccer, every NHL and NBA playoff game, and plenty of baseball.

Friday's nine-hole matchup is an all-USA affair. Top Ten stalwarts Kenny Perry and Jim Furyk tee off at 8:20 a.m.

A bit later Sergio Garcia takes on Zach Johnson in our second golf matchup. This one lasts all eighteen holes.

The Streak takes a detour across the pond for some Portuguese Liga action. Rio Aves visits Guimaraes - we're giving the road team the draw.

It's only Game Three, but tempers are already flaring between the Celtics and the Magic. The two teams clash in Orlando at 7 p.m. on ESPN.


NBA Playoffs - Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets
The second game of the ESPN doubleheader isn't likely to be much friendlier. The Lakers will be without Derek Fisher, who was suspended for his cheap shot in Game Two. The Rockets are desperate not to lose at home.

Yesterday's Results
The Streak came back after a couple poor days, sending Streakers to a sub-40 percent performance behind upsets from Ian Poulter and the San Diego Padres. The top of the Leaderboard is still stuck on 20.


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Thursday, May 7

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Today's Preview
It's Thursday, you know what that means. Golf is back, leading the way for a possible five-win day.

We head to TPC Sawgrass for a "lower nine" matchup between Luke Donald and Ian Poulter. These quick matchups are usually a toss-up, so good luck with your research here. Our 18 hole matchup between Stricker and Harrington is also a toss-up.

All you day baseball fans will be pleased with three matchups before you get out of work. The smart plays are the Braves, Royals and Diamondbacks.

The two NHL playoff matchups lead our prime-time slot, starting with our first ever "more saves" matchups between the Canucks and Blackhawks net-minders. We also have the Wings at Ducks with Detroit favored at -140.

Don't forget our national semi-final volleyball matchup between 2-seeded Penn State and 3-seeded USC. Penn State has looked dominant all tournament long.


NBA Playoffs (Hawks at Cavaliers - Game 2): Which PLAYER will SCORE MORE POINTS?
The so-called "second option" guys get the call on our Streak board tonight in a "more points" matchup. Accuscore predicts Mo Williams will win by a point. Do you trust the computers?

Yesterday's Results
Streakers got the best of The StreakMaster on his birthday, finishing with a 64.8 overall winning percentage. No major upsets on our board except for the Hurricanes defeating the Bruins in game three.


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Wednesday, May 6

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Today's Preview
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is the StreakMaster's birthday. To honor this special occasion, we have another round of 10 matchups in three windows.

We start at 2:45 p.m. ET with our second UEFA Champions League semi-final with Barcelona at Chelsea. The first leg was 0-0, which means the winner of this match will go to the finals.

Our first evening time-slot is jam-packed starting with NHL superstars, Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby going at it in a "more points" matchup in game three. If you want to stay away from hockey we also have the Magic at the Celtics (-3).

On our late-night menu, we have the Rangers at the A's and Ron Artest's field goals against the Lakers winning margin. The Lakers are favored by 10 at home while Ron Artest had 8 field goals in game one.


Wednesday Night Baseball (Phillies @ Mets): Which SIDE will record a HIGHER TOTAL?
For our game of the night, we have Johan Santana's strikeouts going against the Phillies total hits. Johan averages about 9 strikeouts a game while the Phillies usually get around 8 hits per game against the Mets.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers finished the day with an even 60% overall winning percentage. The top breaker were the Red Wings who dropped game three to the Ducks 2-1.


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Tuesday, May 5

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Happy Cinco de Mayo, everybody!

We start our Tuesday in Germany for the BMW Open with Mischa Zverev (-140) against fellow German, Andreas Beck.

Leg number two of the UEFA Champions League matchup between Manchester United and Arsenal takes place this afternoon on ESPN2. Man U has the 1-0 advantage so we listed this one as a win-win only in the first 90 mins plus injury time.

Both NHL playoff games make our board with an over/under matchup between the Canucks and Blackhawks with the line at 5.5 goals. We also have the Red Wings (-140) at the Ducks.


NBA (Hawks at Cavaliers - Game 1): Which SIDE will record a HIGHER TOTAL?
We have a two against one battle in Cleveland with Joe Johnson and Al Horford against LeBron James in a "more points" battle. King James averaged 29 points per game against the Hawks this season. Will Horford be healthy enough to help out Johnson to take down the King? you decide.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers struggled a little bit, finishing with a 42.4 overall winning percentage. The top streak breaker was our early morning Cricket match which knocked out 92% of picks. 19 wins is still required to get to Bristol so far.


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Monday, May 4

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Cricket is back! Plus some soccer, and the usual American sports.

The Deccan Chargers take on the Chennai Super Kings at Buffalo Park in East London, South Africa. Early Streakers are siding with the Chargers, but it's the Super Kings that lead the IPL in Net RR.

With most of the major European soccer leagues taking Monday off, the Streak looks to Italy for rare Serie B action. Bari hosts Empoli; the travelers get the draw.


Monday Night Baseball - Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
It's the most famous rivalry in MLB history. The BoSox make their first trip to the newest Yankee Stadium where they'll face a scuffling Yankee squad still waiting for Alex Rodriguez. Catch the action at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

No rest for the weary - the Celtics are back on the court for the second round of the NBA playoffs. They host the Orlando Magic who expect to be without injured guard Courtney Lee.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers laid an egg on Sunday as huge favorites let them down. They finished at 35 percent, and it would have been even worse had not both Athletic Bilbao and the Seattle Mariners made unlikely late comebacks.


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Sunday, May 3

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Sunday is a bit slower than Saturday, but there's still plenty to choose from. We double-dip on the Euro soccer, and also make sure there are props for all the NHL and NBA playoffs. Tiger takes on the field at Quail Hollow, and we finish up with Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN.

We're back in Italy, but we're skipping the tennis this time. Instead, it's a Serie A battle between Cagliari and Palermo. Cagliari is the visitor, so they get the Draw.

A few minutes after that one ends, the Streak moves to the Iberian Peninsula for Spanish Primera action. Athletic Bilbao travels to Sporting Gijon; we see this as even, so a draw will be a push should it occur.

It's now or never for the Hawks and the Heat, who face each other in Game 7 in Atlanta. The Streak has a player prop pitting Dwyane Wade's points against Joe Johnson's points, rebounds, and assists. Early Streakers are split on which side has the advantage.

If you prefer the ice, Carolina visits the Bruins for Game Two of their second-round affair. The Hurricanes don't want to return home down two games to nil.


Sunday Night Baseball - Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers
The slugging Pale Hose hope to beat up on Texas starter Matt Harrison, whose current ERA is pushing 8. The Rangers will also be without Josh Hamilton, who was placed on the DL with a strained muscle. Instead they'll turn to Ian Kinsler, who has started off the season on an MVP pace.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers stayed in the same gear, finishing just above break-even for the fourth consecutive day. However, it was an impressive comeback performance, as they were deep in the hole after Novak Djokovic came back from a rain delay to beat Streak favorite (92.4%) Roger Federer.


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Saturday, May 2

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I Want Revenge scratched from Kentucky Derby updated at 9:48 a.m.
The morning-line favorite is no longer in the race after his trainer found a hot spot on the horse's left front ankle. The Streak has cancelled the I Want Revenge proposition matchup.

Today's Preview
The Streak throws a little bit of everything on Saturday's slate, with nine different sports on the board. Playing a starring role is the most exciting two minutes in sports - the Run For The Roses.

We start early in the Eternal City where the top tennis players in the world are readying their clay-court game for the upcoming French Open. Roger Federer goes against Novak Djokovic in a best of three semifinal matchup.

Manchester's second-best soccer club hosts the Blackburn Rovers in an EPL tilt. On the Streak the Rovers get the draw as well, but so far Streakers don't care as they're picking Manchester City by a 9-1 margin.


NHL Playoffs - Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals
Two of the league's top stars headline this second-round clash as Alex Ovechkin of the Caps and Sidney Crosby of the Pens meet for the first time in the post-season. The Penguins have a history of eliminating Washington from the playoffs, but they'll have to overcome the Capital's home-ice advantage this time.

There's a star-studded leaderboard in Quail Hollow, including golf's two most recognizable names. The Streak has two different third-round matchups: Phil vs. Tiger, or Villegas vs. Furyk. The Streak expects both matchups to go down to the Green Mile.

After all that, we still haven't reached the day's most legendary event! That would be the 135th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. We've put favorite I Want Revenge in a proposition where Streakers predict his final placing; alternatively, you can select Dunkirk or Friesan Fire in a finish-higher proposition.

Yesterday's Results
For the third straight day Streakers won about as many as they lost. Jim Furyk's demolishing of Tiger Woods prevented a banner day.


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Friday, May 1

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"What potent blood hath modest May." - Ralph W. Emerson

A new month begins, and the dreams of would-be monthly winners are reborn. May Day is comprised of a typical Streak pasticcio - golf, soccer, basketball, baseball, racing, and a hockey proposition. Good luck!

We're back at Quail Hollow with another two matchups. The first is a quick (and early) 9-hole affair between Rory Sabbatini and Sean O'Hair; later on we follow up with a Tiger proposition. Early Streakers are all over Eldrick by a 97-3 ratio.

Everyone loves an afternoon in Wrigley Field, the Streak included. Take a late lunch and cast your lot with either the Cardinals or the Cubs at 2:20 p.m.

The NHL playoffs enter the second round, and two games with overwhelming home favorites take place on Friday night. We've put the home teams against each other in a more goals matchup, so you'll want to consider the opposition along with the offenses of Boston and Detroit.

The disappointing Mets visit the Phillies as losers of 7 of their last 10 games. Mike Pelfrey is scheduled to start against Chan Ho Park; expect a lot of runs in this one.

The Nationwide Series is in Richmond and you can watch Friday's race on ESPN2. Series leader Kyle Busch opposes second-place Carl Edwards on the Streak. The matchup is contingent on both drivers qualifying successfully.


NBA Playoffs - Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat
The Heat need to win this game in Miami to avoid elimination. They will (as usual) depend on All-Everything guard Dwyane Wade; the Hawks will be depending on Joe Johnson, especially if Al Horford is unable to play because of his injured ankle.

Yesterday's Results
Another break-even day for Streakers, who excelled at picking soccer but gave it all back plus some when they were on the wrong end of Tampa Bay's 13-0 shellacking of the Red Sox.


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