Sports Notes - 07-15-08

Jul 15, 2008 7:00 PM

Plaza Delivers On Fall Boxing

Mike Colbert and the gang at the Plaza have put up some early lines on boxing "ACM" (After Cotto-Margarito).

Here’s the list straight from downtown:

Aug. 2: Joshua Clottey -270 vs Zab Judah (+230).

Sept. 13: Juan M. Marquez -300 v Joel Casamayor (+250).

Sept. 20: Joe Calzaghe -330 vs Roy Jones (+270).

Oct. 11: Shane Mosley -600 vs Ricardo Mayorga (+500).

Nov. 22: Ricky Hatton -260 vs Paulie Malignaggi (+220).

UFC 87 on Aug. 8: ex-wrestler Brock Lesnar -260 vs Heath Herring (+220)

UFC 88 on Sept. 6: Chuck Liddell -230 vs Rashad Evans (+200).

UFC 89 on Oct. 18: Michael Bisping -175 vs Chris Leben (+155).

British More ‘Open’ Without Tiger

With Tiger Woods out of the British Open, it’s doubtful an USA golfer will win this week at Royal Birkdale. But give Anthony Kim (40-1) and Stewart Cink (18-1) a look. Sergio Garcia is the 7-1 favorite at Caesars Palace. Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington and Ernie Els are 8-1. Lee Westwood is 12-1. Watch Graeme McDowell at 80-1.

MATCHUPS: Here are some of the top matchups found at the Hilton SuperBook. Note that Phil Mickelson is not on the list. Garcia -130 vs Els (+110), Westwood -115 vs Harrington (+105), Justin Rose -110 vs Adam Scott (-110).

A-ROD/MADONNA PROP: No, not marriage. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book at Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort/Casino has a prop on how many career homers Alex Rodriguez has by Aug. 16, Madonna’s 50th b-day. Over 544½ is -110 as is the Under. A-Rod has 537.