Getty Images The 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup will be decided this week when Team USA battles Team Europe at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Americans are currently the favorites to win the title, going off at -187 (risk $187 to win $100) in the latest 2021 Ryder Cup odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Meanwhile, the Europeans are listed as the +188 underdogs, while a tie would return +1200. Team USA is loaded with talent but the Americans have won just two Ryder Cups in the last 20 years. However, the United States leads the all time series 26-14-2. Will the Americans pull off the victory on home soil, or will the Europeans play spoiler and retain the title? Before locking in your 2021 Ryder Cup picks, be sure to see the best bets and predictions from SportsLine's Mike McClure . McClure built SportsLine's proprietary golf model, which has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed last June. In fact, the model is up almost $10,000 on its best bets since . . .
Getty Images Ryder Cup week has finally arrived. After a frenzied summer full of golf that featured the Olympics in Japan and a thrilling FedExCup Playoffs to cap the season, all eyes turn towards Whistling Straits as teams from the United States and Europe go head-to-head for the biennial matchup. Because the 43rd Ryder Cup was moved from its normal schedule last year due to the pandemic, the first time the event was postponed since the Sept. 11 terror attacks in 2001, there's even more anticipation than normal this year as Europe tries to win for the fifth time in its last six tries and the U.S. aims to stand tall as frontrunners attempting to capture their second-straight trophy on home soil. The U.S. was favored in 2018 only for the Europeans to deliver a stunning 17.5-10.5 blowout, but the Americans are even bigger favorites this time around on their own turf led by a trio of stars in Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay. Below are the odds heading into the . . .
Getty Images The teams are set for the 43rd Ryder Cup, and once again, the United States has a massive advantage going into what should be a fascinating week of golf at Whistling Straits. Captain Steve Stricker has put together arguably the most talented group of players ever assembled at a Ryder Cup, but Europe has made this the most popular team event in the world by disassembling previous U.S. teams that fit that bill. They will again try to do that with world No. 1 Jon Rahm and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy leading the way. This is a Ryder Cup of contrast. Europe is stocked with veterans who have been in some wars. The U.S. is half rookies and mostly full of players in their 20s. It's a fascinating showdown in which both sides have fully leaned into their identities. The U.S. are a big-hitting group of young studs, while the Euros are a cagey squad rife with a handful of individuals who have as much experience as the entire U.S. team combined. Though the event is . . .
Getty Images The uniforms for the 43rd Ryder Cup have been (mostly) unveiled, and the United States is already 1 up on the European team. Both squads have begun to disclose their scripting for the matches at Whistling Straits, and both have taken on the characteristics of their respective teams and countries. The American threads are brash, bold and strong. You get what you get, and there's not much subtlety to be found. They're also extremely sharp with a red, white and blue shirt-sweater combination that will be worn on the weekend as the centerpiece ( you can buy Ryder Cup gear here ). Here's a look at a few of the fits the U.S. team will be wearing. On the other hand, the European uniforms are somehow more nuanced but also less inspiring and more bland. They look like a template you might use for a youth sports league where you're trying to sell the same uniforms but in different colors. Paul Casey called the 2018 Euro team the best-dressed in Ryder Cup history . . .
Getty Images Today's date is Monday, Sept. 20. Do you realize what that means? College basketball's season starts in exactly 50 days. We've hit that fidgety, September sweet spot: you can't see the season yet, but you can feel it emerging just out over the horizon. So let's give you a taste and forecast of what 2021-22 has to offer in men's college hoops. Consider this your pre-preseason preview. The offseason is so long, I couldn't go much further without giving you a hearty, heavy package of goodies to whet the appetite. Here are 50 (really, even more than that) things to know in advance of the forthcoming season. 50. Mike Krzyzewski's retirement tour starts Nov. 9, when the Champions Classic will be played at Madison Square Garden. Krzyzewski has a 6-2 record vs. UK. Last time these two played it was the worst loss of John Calipari's career: Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, Cam Reddish and company detonated a 118-84 result on UK (and the sport at large). As for this being . . .