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Jay Cutler generally doesn’t care about his job, so why would he start now with months of vacation staring him in the face? (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Palmer’s Picks: Tread lightly with meaningless matchups

It’s hard to get excited about the last week of the NFL…

 

The Bucs lost to the Falcons by a last-second field goal last week. Here’s hoping they can keep another divisional game close. (Loren Elliot/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)

Palmer’s Picks: Scores shrink when divisional foes meet twice

It’s taken nearly two full seasons, but Palmer’s Picks saw its first…

 

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers have been difficult to predict this season and are home underdogs this week. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Palmer’s Picks: Clear lines, full contrarian — can’t lose

No time to explain my philosophy (fade the public, a wholly unoriginal…

 

If the Rams' offensive explosion against the 49ers is indicative of anything, they'll be an easy over pick this week. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Palmer’s Picks: Time to determine which teams are for real, which are flashes in pan

Week 3 was not kind to Palmer’s Picks. I employed some seriously…

If the Rams' offensive explosion against the 49ers is indicative of anything, they'll be an easy over pick this week. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Whether it’s Cody Kessler or DeShone Kizer playing quarterback

Palmer’s picks: 49ers, Raiders open season as underdogs

MATCHUP SPREAD MONEYLINE OVER/UNDER NYJ at Buffalo BUF -9 NYJ +380, BUF…

Whether it’s Cody Kessler or DeShone Kizer playing quarterback
Antonio Brown made the AFC Championship extra interesting by streaming his head coach’s speech after they beat the Kansas City Chiefs last week. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

NFL playoffs lines/picks: Give me Green Bay and New England in the Super Bowl

MATCHUP SPREAD MONEYLINE OVER/UNDER Green Bay at Atlanta ATL -5 GB +175,…

Antonio Brown made the AFC Championship extra interesting by streaming his head coach’s speech after they beat the Kansas City Chiefs last week. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The Lions have made a habit of narrowly escaping losses this season. Against the Giants, expect a low point total. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Week 15 lines/picks: 49ers back to being major underdogs

MATCHUP SPREAD MONEYLINE OVER/UNDER Detroit at NYG NYG -4.5 DET +180, NYG…

The Lions have made a habit of narrowly escaping losses this season. Against the Giants, expect a low point total. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
The 49ers could possibly win their second game this weekend. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Week 13 lines/picks: No typo — 49ers favored on the road

MATCHUP SPREAD MONEYLINE OVER/UNDER Denver at Jacksonville DEN -3.5 DEN -185, JAX…

The 49ers could possibly win their second game this weekend. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
The Chicago Cubs celebrate winning the World Series at the end of Game 7. But can they repeat as champions? Vegas thinks so. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Vegas releases 2017 World Series odds: Where do the Giants land?

The 2016 World Series is over, so the time is ripe to…

The Chicago Cubs celebrate winning the World Series at the end of Game 7. But can they repeat as champions? Vegas thinks so. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Vegas is accepting bets on the Olympics this summer for the first time. (John Locher/AP)

Amateurism in elite sports is dead — let’s gamble

The Olympics aren’t what they used to be: Most notably, the defining…

Vegas is accepting bets on the Olympics this summer for the first time. (John Locher/AP)

Supervisor Yee says SF must turn its attention to gambling addiction

As a young boy, Supervisor Norman Yee said he always wondered where…

Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, a member of the Assembly Governmental Organization committee, drinks from a San Francisco 49ers mug while listening to testimony about online fantasy sports gaming at the Capitol in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

California Senate backs rules for fantasy sports betting

SACRAMENTO — California's state Assembly approved minimal regulations Wednesday for the fast-growing…

Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, a member of the Assembly Governmental Organization committee, drinks from a San Francisco 49ers mug while listening to testimony about online fantasy sports gaming at the Capitol in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, left, and Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose are just two examples of the widespread hypocrisy that pervades professional sports in America.

Beckham, Rose and shameful hypocrisy

They dress in the finest business suits, communicate with polished elocution and…

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, left, and Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose are just two examples of the widespread hypocrisy that pervades professional sports in America.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks during World Series media day on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (David J. Phillip/AP)

MLB all in, defends fantasy games

Rob Manfred has read the law, and delivered his verdict. The commissioner…

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks during World Series media day on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Supervisor John Avalos held a City Hall hearing Thursday on illegal gambling dens in the Excelsior neighborhood he represents. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City seeking ‘kingpins’ of Excelsior gambling shacks

Residents and law enforcement officers have been busy in the Excelsior neighborhood…

Supervisor John Avalos held a City Hall hearing Thursday on illegal gambling dens in the Excelsior neighborhood he represents. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The Warriors’ David Lee, center, and Stephen Curry disembark a plane Wednesday after winning the NBA Finals on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP/JEFF CHIU)

Dolan: Enforcing gambling debts between friends

This week’s article comes from Will R., who asks: Q: “My buddy…

The Warriors’ David Lee, center, and Stephen Curry disembark a plane Wednesday after winning the NBA Finals on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP/JEFF CHIU)
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCity Business Center in the Excelsior was still operating Thursday as an Internet gambling cafe despite an April police order for it to shut down or face consequences. Police did not comment Thursday.

Gambling den in Excelsior evades police, city pressure

Gambling is continuing at an Excelsior storefront, despite pressure from police and…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCity Business Center in the Excelsior was still operating Thursday as an Internet gambling cafe despite an April police order for it to shut down or face consequences. Police did not comment Thursday.
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Police tell last SF gambling cafes to close

It's last call for the Excelsior district gambling dens. San Francisco police…

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Jealous gambler sentenced for vicious Daly City stabbing of luckier card shark

Freedom wasn’t in the cards for William Don Ross, the dejected gambler…

Casino shutdown after raid could have negative impact on San Bruno

State and federal officials raided Artichoke Joe’s Casino in San Bruno as…