Bucks pack bags for Ireland

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The Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club heads to Dublin later this week for the Bingham Cup, the championships of the International Gay Rugby Association & Board. And if you’re a betting person, you can put down a wager on the event.

Paddy Power, a sponsor of the Bingham Cup, has published odds on the 32 teams competing in the tournament, a first for a major gay sporting event, according to Outsports. The Bucks, who finished a 3-6 season in May, face 8-1 odds for taking the Bingham Bowl, the mid-tier of three levels of competition.

The event, named for gay rugby player Mark Bingham, was first held in 2002 with eight teams in San Francisco, where Bingham lived. He was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Sydney Convicts are 15-8 favorites to win the Cup, the highest level of competition at the Bingham Cup.

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