When eight turned into four at the European Championship, England and Italy transcended their status as tournament favorites.
After a resounding four-goal victory over Ukraine in Rome on Saturday night, Gareth Southgate's Three Lions have moved to 15/8, followed by Roberto Mancini's Italy, who are ranked at around 2/1 after outmaneuvering Belgium in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, after captain Harry Kane's brace, his chances for the golden boot fell from 25/1 to 8/1 as the Spurs man became second favorite for the crown, two goals behind Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.
Another brilliant performance by Raheem Sterling saw him top the list of players selected for the tournament in a market that is still wide open nonetheless.
Wimbledon began to heat up as Emma Raducanou prepared for her second week of action after the 18-year-old broke all odds to defeat Sorana Kirstea on Saturday.
The women's tournament still has everything worth playing for, with Ashleigh Barty having the odds to win against the favorite and Novak Djokovic being the clear choice among bettors to win the men's game.
There were fears that a small field in the Coral Eclipse could interfere with the spectacle of the event. However, in an exciting race, even the leader of the money market, St. Mark's Basilica, captured the crown.
On the other side of the pond, the absence of star player Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't stop the Milwaukee Bucks from securing an Eastern Conference victory and playing the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals.
Perhaps an injury to their key player is what led the bookies to lightly favor the Suns for the crown as the first series kicks off on Wednesday.
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