Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Will Claudio Ranieri be sacked as Leicester manager, just one season after the club’s shock Premier League title win?The Foxes boss is the new 2/1 favourite to be next in the Premier League sack race. Ranieri is also 3/1 NOT to be in charge at the King Power Stadium at the start of next season, and 2/1 to still be boss.Meanwhile, with the defending league champions are now 5/2 for relegation following their 3-0 defeat to Manchester United, having been 10/1 only last week.Sunderland remain firm 1/3 favourites for the drop despite their 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, with the Eagles 11/10, Hull 4/6, Middlesbrough 11/8, and Swansea 6/4.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Gasoline prices continued their downward slide this week – the sixth in a row – but inched up Friday just in time for Fourth of July travel. Despite prices that remain about 20 percent higher than this time last summer, a record number of Americans and Californians plan to travel by land and air this weekend, according to AAA. Officials expect 2.8 million Southern Californians to hit the highways to, among other places, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. “Gas prices suck, but I’ve got to get from point A to point B,” said Mitch Bush, who expects to spend $160 driving his sport-utility vehicle from Reseda to San Luis Obispo, where he will visit family and escape 100-degree heat this weekend. Friday afternoon, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the L.A. area was $3.199 – down 16 cents from a month ago but still up 54 cents from this time last year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Increased supply and demand depressed by record-high pump prices had reduced fuel prices recently, said Marie Montgomery, an Auto Club spokeswoman. “However, the last couple of days, there has been a little bit of a U-turn in southern and northern California,” said Montgomery, who on Monday paid $2.99 a gallon for unleaded in Huntington Beach. Many people filling up at an ARCO station on Friday said that gasoline prices were hindering their Fourth of July plans. Able Torres, a Chatsworth truck dispatcher, canceled plans for himself, his wife and four kids to visit family in Arizona. “Gas prices are too high. Gas is too (expletive) high to travel, especially when you have a family,” said Torres, who only pumped 2.9 gallons – costing $9 – into his car Friday because that is all he could afford. “I’m waiting for payday,” he said. Montgomery said it is difficult to predict whether gas prices have hit their lowest point and are now beginning the upward climb that typically runs through the start of the school year. When bleary-eyed travelers refuel for their returns home Tuesday, they could find that prices have shot up again over the weekend. If so, the philosophical Bush expects to either suck it up or soak it up in San Luis Obispo. “What are you going to do? Stay up there?” he asked, rhetorically. “I wish.” email@example.com (818)713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!