Red-hot Carl Edwards will be looking to take yet another checkered flag when the Sprint Cup Series hits Auto Club Speedway on Sunday. Here’s your Daily Sports Roundup …
Event of the day . . .
Edwards got past Kyle Busch late in the race last Saturday night to visit victory lane in the Sharpie 500 at
Edwards, who has won the series’ last two events, is pegged as the 5/1 Vegas favorite to win the Pepsi 500 on Sunday, while standings leader Busch is just behind him on that list at 6/1. Jimmie Johnson (7/1), Tony Stewart (8/1), and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (8/1) follow those odds leaders, with each of Denny Hamlin, Greg Biffle, and Jeff Gordon at 12/1.
Clint Bowyer is currently holding down the 12th and final spot in the Chase standings; he’s pegged at 35/1 odds to win the Pepsi 500. David Ragan, who is 12 points back of Bowyer for that coveted 12th position, is better regarded by the oddsmakers right now – he’s at 25/1 odds. The Chase gets underway at
Betting event of the day…
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Political betting odds…
The Republican National Convention is going to go on in
Non-event of the day . . .
There are only two college football games on the Sunday sports schedule, and neither of them involve a ranked team.
Also on the schedule . . .
Derek Lowe (10-11, 3.81) will try to get the better of leading Cy Young candidate Brandon Webb (19-5, 2.96 ERA) when the Dodgers and Diamondback meet on Sunday night. Also on the day’s National League schedule: San Francisco at Cincinnati, the Mets at Florida, Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Atlanta at Washington, St. Louis at Houston, Philadelphia at the Cubs, and Colorado at San Diego.
Over in the American League Roy Halladay (16-9, 2.69 ERA) will be gunning for his 17th win of the year when the Blue Jays play on the road against the Yankees and Andy Pettitte (13-10, 4.37 ERA). Rounding out the Junior Circuit’s Sunday slate:
Finally, the CFL offers up a single game on Sunday, with
News from the wire . . .
Cowboys defensive back Adam Jones has been reinstated . . .Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd will miss the next couple of weeks with a sprained ankle . . . Titans quarterback Vince Young bruised his thumb on Thursday, but the injury isn’t thought to be serious . . . Notable unsigned NHL players with training camp fast approaching – forwards Mats Sundin, Teemu Selanne, Peter Forsberg, and Brendan Shanahan.
Peek at the future . . .
The Indians’ Cliff Lee (19-2, 2.43 ERA) will be looking to earn his 20th win of the season when Cleveland hosts the division rival White Sox and John Danks (10-7, 3.30 ERA) on Monday night . . . the Canadian Football League stages its annual Labour Day contests on Monday, with Edmonton at Calgary (-4.5) at 4:00pm ET, and Toronto at Hamilton (-3) at 7:30pm ET.