Alabama is certainly looking for revenge after last season’s blowout loss. Fortunately for college football fans, the current betting odds would anticipate a close contest.The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas has Clemson as a 2-point favorite over Alabama.From ESPN gambling writer David Purdum, on how far that sportsbook has those two programs ahead of the rest of the FBS:Aaron Kessler, senior oddsmaker at Golden Nugget, told ESPN that he’d have Alabama and Clemson favored by at least seven points against any other team in the nation. Georgia is third in Kessler’s power ratings.“They’re definitely the best two teams out there,” Kessler said of Alabama and Clemson. “It’s just tough trying to figure out how much better they are than the rest of the field.”With Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence back to lead their respective teams, it’d be tough to see anyone dethrone either program.Senior oddsmaker Aaron Kessler told ESPN that Alabama and Clemson would see a much bigger spread if they don’t face each other.[ESPN] SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Patrick Phibbs #58 of the Clemson Tigers snaps the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)We’re only three months away from watching college football, and it shouldn’t shock many people that Alabama and Clemson are considered the early favorites to meet in the national championship.Betting odds for games on next season’s schedules are starting to emerge this week. This makes senses considering that a bunch of kickoff times for major programs were released on Thursday.It turns out that a few sportsbooks are also placing an early line on a potential rematch between Alabama and Clemson. Another showdown between these powerhouses would mark the fifth-straight year they’d meet in the College Football Playoff.In the event that the Crimson Tide face the Tigers this upcoming season, the edge is currently with the defending champions.
TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,481.37 down 53.54 points):BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down $1.11, or 7.43 per cent, at $13.82 on 8.33 million shares. The smartphone pioneer’s largest investor, Prem Watsa, said he’s sticking with the company despite founder Mike Lazaridis’ exit in May. Watsa first became interested in RIM because of his friendship with Lazaridis.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up 19 cents, or 0.77 per cent, at $25 on 7.11 million shares. A Chilean court suspended activities at its Pascua-Lama mine Wednesday due to “environmental irregularities.”Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 23 cents, or 3.23 per cent, at $6.88 on 6.05 million shares. Gold was one of the leading decliners on the main index, shedding 1.49 per cent to finish at 227.42 points.Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (TSX:STP). Oil. Down 13 cents, or 17.11 per cent, at 63 cents on 5.80 million shares. The company said production at its McKay Thermal Project in Alberta averaged about 1,000 barrels of bitumen per day in March. The lower activity was because of a downtime due to planned maintenance and “deliberate production restrictions” on several steam assisted gravity drainage well pairs.Cline Mining Corp. (TSX:CMK). Miner. Down 2.5 cents, or 33.33 per cent, at five cents on 5.57 million shares. The troubled company said it did not receive the $2.5 million deposit from Portpool Investments Ltd. by the 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday. Cline said it will pursue its previously negotiated restructuring plan with Marret Asset Management Inc.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Down six cents, or 1.47 per cent, at $4.03 on 5.47 million shares. Porter Airlines confirmed Wednesday a conditional order worth up to US$2.29 billion for 12 of Bombardier’s CS100 aircraft, options on 18 more and rights for six Q400 NextGen turboprops.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,048.54 up 0.80 point):Renegade Petroleum Ltd. (TSXV:RPL). Oil and gas. Up 11 cents, or 8.09 per cent, at $1.47 on 7.11 million shares.Corsa Coal Corp. (TSXV:CSO). Miner. Up 1.5 cents, or 15.79 per cent , at 11 cents on 4.46 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B). Media and entertainment. Down $1.11, or 4.32 per cent, at $24.60 on 309,113 shares. The Toronto-based company’s second-quarter net income plunged 81 per cent, as it was hit by a $25-million pre-tax debt refinancing charge and “soft” business results. Net income attributable to shareholders fell to $5.9 million or seven cents per diluted share, down from $31.6 million on 38 cents in the same 2012 period. Revenue totalled $183.7 million versus $205.7 million.Hudson’s Bay Company (TSX:HBC). Retailer. Up 25 cents, or 1.69 per cent, at $15 on 120,294 shares. Fourth-quarter profits from continuing operations were $93.6 million or 81 cents per share down from $99.2 million or 95 cents per share in the same year-earlier period. The company, which returned to the public stock markets in November, said the weaker results is due to the impact of hurricane Sandy on its Lord & Taylor operations in the United States.Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Down nine cents, or 0.15 per cent, at $61.29 on 1.70 million shares. The chief executive of Canada’s largest bank will apologize publicly to the 45 people affected by the bank’s outsourcing arrangement with a foreign company through an open letter to be published Friday. Gordon Nixon said “all will be offered comparable job opportunities within the bank.” by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 11, 2013 5:23 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email