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Governor Chris Christie and the lawmakers in the state of New Jersey are continuing their fight to get sports betting legalized across their state. They took a step in the wrong direction on Thursday night when the US District Judge Michael Shipp ruled on the side of the NFL and other plaintiffs, which will keep legalized sports gambling out of the Garden State – at least for now.
It is only July but a big series in the National League Central gets underway on Tuesday as the Milwaukee Brewers host the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers are not playing well, having lost four of their last five and they believe this is a must-win series against the Cardinals.
Mid-week college football is back as Kansas State visits Louisville on Wednesday in a game to be televised on ESPN 2. This is the first mid-week game for Kansas State since 1994. This will be the second-ever meeting between these two schools and the first since 2006 when the Cardinals won at Kansas State 23-6. The Wildcats come into the game at 2-0 while the Cardinals are 1-1.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys resume their rivalry on Monday night and if the results from Week 1 are any indication, the game could be a great one. The Cowboys routed the Cleveland Browns last week while the Eagles routed the St. Louis Rams.
The Oakland Raiders host the Denver Broncos in the late game on ESPN’s opening Monday Night Football doubleheader as rookie Darren McFadden makes his NFL regular season debut. The Raiders’ running back is expected to make an immediate impact this season. He will be facing a Denver defense that was terrible against the run last season, allowing 145.9 yards per game. In the two teams final meeting last season Raiders’ running backJustin Fargas had 146 yards.
The Green Bay Packers will look decidedly different as they open up the 2008 regular season on Monday as long-time quarterback Brett Favre is gone and understudy Aaron Rodgers has the job. Rodgers will get a real test of what it should be like as he opens up at home against NFC North rival Minnesota. It has been Favre at quarterback since 1992 so things will definitely be different on Monday.
Normally the final game of the preseason is virtually meaningless but that may not be the case in Arizona on Friday night as the Cardinals host the Denver Broncos. It was thought that Kurt Warner had won the starting quarterback job for Arizona but head coach Ken Whisenhunt was unhappy news was released by the media and supposedly Matt Leinart is still in the running.
The Chicago Cubs have the best home record in baseball at 45-17 and will be heavily favored to add to that mark on Tuesday night as they host the Cincinnati Reds with Rich Harden on the mound. Harden has been excellent for the Cubs but is still looking for his first win at Wrigley Field. Harden is 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA with the Cubs but hasn’t gotten a decision at home where he is 0-0 with a 2.81 ERA. Harden won his only career start against the Red back in 2004. Chicago is 5-4 against the Reds this season with four of those wins coming at home.
The New York Yankees will try and keep scoring runs as they open up a series in Toronto on Tuesday. The Yankees had 17 hits in Sunday as they routed the Royals 15-6. They may have a tougher time on Tuesday as they face A.J. Burnett and the Toronto Blue Jays. Burnett has won five straight games and is part of a Toronto staff which has a 1.85 ERA in the last six games. Burnett is 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA in his last four starts versus the Yankees. New York must face Burnett, rookie David Purcey and Roy Halladay in this series.
The Florida Marlins and New York Mets will begin an important three-game series on Friday with Ricky Nolasco facing Oliver Perez. Nolasco has been excellent all season for the Marlins. He is 11-6 on the season with a 3.91 ERA while Perez is 7-7 for the Mets with a 4.12 ERA.