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Thursday Sports News and Notes…

By on August 29th, 2013

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner gets a “suspension” plus the start of the college football season and more in our Thursday Sports News and Notes…

** Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be suspended for the first half of the season opener Saturday in a plea agreement reached with the NCAA.   The NCAA had investigated whether or not Manziel received money for signing autographs and it was concluded there was an “inadvertent” violation.

** The start of the college football season is here; games begin tonight.   Among them, Ole Miss at Vanderbilt and South Carolina faces North Carolina.

** The final NFL preseason games will be played tonight before rosters have to be pared to 53 players by Saturday.   The rosters are now at 75.

** High school football opens tonight as Oak Hall faces Florida School for the Deaf at Oak Hall.   All the other action is tomorrow night.

** The Gator football team received some good news when running back Matt Jones returned to practice in a limited capacity.   He’s had a viral infection and he will not play Saturday in the season opener.

** In MLB action, Atlanta downs Cleveland 3-2 while Miami loses 4-3 to Washington.   Tampa Bay beats the LA Angels 4-1.

** The U.S. Open tennis championships continue today in New York.   Venus Williams was a second round loser yesterday.

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