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Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The NFL stages games in
Colliding on the gridiron . . .
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The second week of the NFL's preseason schedule kicks off on Thursday night with
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Meeting up on the diamond . . .
Matt Cain (12-4, 2.49 ERA) will take on Aaron Harang (6-14, 4.35 ERA) on Thursday afternoon as the Giants finish off their three-game series in Cincinnati. Righthander Cain took a no-decision against the Mets last time out, giving up three earned runs over his 7 1-3 innings of work. Cain last won back on July 24. Righthander Harang took yet another loss last time out, despite giving up just two runs over seven innings vs. the Nats. Harang has one victory in his last 15 starts.
Elsewhere on the NL schedule for Thursday it'll be Arizona at Philadelphia, Colorado at Washington, Atlanta at the Mets, St. Louis at San Diego, the Cubs at the Dodgers, and Florida at Houston. Josh Johnson (12-2, 2.85 ERA) will get the ball for the Marlins; righthander Johnson beat the Rockies last time out (one earned run in 7 1-3 innings), and Florida is 5-1 in his last six starts. Wandy Rodriguez (11-7, 3.05 ERA) goes for Houston; the righthander is coming off an ugly outing vs. the Brewers in which he gave up 10 earned runs in four innings.
Meanwhile, there are just five games on the AL schedule for Thursday, with Seattle at Detroit, the Angels at Cleveland, Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Minnesota at Texas, and Boston at Toronto. Jon Lester (9-7, 3.71 ERA) will take on Brett Cecil (5-1, 4.35 ERA) in that last matchup. Lefthander Lester is on a streak of four straight no-decisions, and he was beaten by the Blue Jays back on July 19. Lefthander Cecil is 2-0 with a no-decision over his last three trips to the mound.
Tipping off on the hardwood . . .
The WNBA has two games on tap for Thursday, with San Antonio at Atlanta and Indiana at Sacramento. The Fever improved to a league best 19-5 straight-up and 16-8 against-the-spread on the season with an 82-59 drubbing of Detroit last Saturday. Katie Douglas had a team-high 19 points for Indiana in that win, while Briann January contributed 17 points off the bench. The Monarchs fell 78-61 to Los Angeles last time out, and they're at 7-18 SU and 8-16-1 ATS on the season.
Rounding out the Roundup . . .
Finally, the PGA Tour offers up the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina starting on Thursday. Vegas oddsmakers have Sergio Garcia pegged as the 10/1 favorite to win this week's tournament, which is missing most of the Tour's top names. Lucas Glover is next at 12/1, with Tim Clark at 15/1, and both K.J. Choi and David Toms back at 20/1. Defending champion Carl Pettersson is well back at 50/1 odds to get the trophy.