NFLX, MLB Diamond Dust, College Football, Paterno, Real Madrid in Super Copa+ Free Plays for Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday in the NFLX camps

In Wednesday’s NFL action, the Giants beat the Patriots 6-3 in a game that featured just 430 yards of total offense and 18 punts. Tom Brady did not play for New England. Eli Manning was 4-8 for 29 yards in some brief work. The Redskins put a 30-3 beatdown on Tampa Bay as Washington rushed the ball at will racking up 228 yards on 41 carries. Kirk Cousins was 14-27 for 222 and a pick for the winners. Bret Ratliff went the entire way for Tampa Bay going 14-30 for 164 yards and three picks. Dallas spanked Miami 30-13 in the night’s finale. Lance Dunbar rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown on his 15 carries. The Cowboys outgained the Fish 404-243 for the game.

The NFL preseason comes to a conclusion tonight with 13 games. The Giants and Cowboys strap it up for real in the NFL opener Wednesday, September 5th. Don’t forget to check out any of SP3s world class sponsors and take advantage of the best bonuses in the industry.

College Football starts tonight and runs all weekend

College football starts tonight with an SEC showdown between South Carolina and Vanderbilt plus six other games. Texas A&M at La Tech and USTA at South Alabama were postponed as a result from weather from Tropical Storm Isaac. Friday action features Boise State at Michigan State followed by a full slate of Saturday action with Michigan/Alabama squaring off in the finale. Sunday is highlighted by Kentucky at Louisville with Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech squaring off on Monday.

Brian Blessing an Kenny White analyze Saturday’s college card

MLB Diamond Dust

Bryce Harper homered twice and Washinton rapped out 14 hits as the Nats snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-4 win over the Miami Marlins. Jason Werth, Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond and Mike Morse all chipped in with two hits as Ross Detwiler picked up his eighth win.

Joe Paterno’s 868 page FBI file

The FBI has an 868 page file on Joe Paterno full of threatening letters sent to the Penn State head coach and his staff in the late 70s and early 80’s. There is no mention of his former assistant Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted this year of molesting young boys earlier this year. Many of the letters were signed anonymously as “A Bitter Father” who blamed his family problems on Paterno for his son leaving the football program prematurely.

Real Madrid beats Barcelona for Spanish Super Copa

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in Madrid to keep the Catalans from winning an unprecedented fourth straight Spanish Super Copa. With Barca winning the first leg at home 3-2, the teams finished with a 4-4 aggregate, Real Madrid winning on the away goal rule. Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Real Madrid, Lionel Messi got one back with a spectacular 30-meter free kick for Barca who played a man down after Adriano was red-carded in the 28th minute.

Clijsters retires after upset in the Open

Kim Clijsters had made it clear that this year’s US Open would be her final tournament. After not losing at Arthur Ashe Stadium since 2003, she probably never imagined that her career would end in the second round. Clijsters was upset 6-7 (4), 6-7 (5) by 18-year-old Brit Laura Robson, her first loss here in nine years. After losing the 2003 finals, Clijsters won the title in 2005 then again in 2009 and 2010 after coming out of retirement. She missed the tournament in 2011 due to injury. Clijsters retires with four Grand Slam titles and three Tour Championship Titles.

Odds To Win The 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship

Tiger Woods is a luke warm 10/1 favorite over Rory McIlroy at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston. The DBC is the second leg of the rich Fed Ex Cup playoff, the top 70 returning for next week’s BMW Championship. Justin Rose is the defending champion.

All golfers 50/1 or less (Odds courtesy of Bovada)

Tiger Woods 10/1
Rory McIlroy 12/1
Luke Donald 14/1
Dustin Johnson 16/1
Jason Dufner 18/1
Adam Scott 22/1
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Bubba Watson 25/1
Lee Westwood 25/1
Louis Oosthuizen 25/1
Steve Stricker 25/1
Justin Rose 30/1
Webb Simpson 33/1
Bo Van Pelt 40/1
Jason Day 40/1
Keegan Bradley 40/1
Nick Watney 40/1
Phil Mickelson 40/1
Geoff Ogilvy 50/1
Graeme McDowell 50/1
Jim Furyk 50/1
Matt Kuchar 50/1
Rickie Fowler 50/1
Tim Clark 50/1

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