2012 NFL Season kicks off
The 2012 NFL Season is finally upon us and it feels like an age since we last had NFL action on our screens, but with visions of the NY Giants lifting the Vince Lombardi trophy in the rear view mirror we look ahead to another year of grid iron action.
As with the start of any NFL season all 32 teams are in with a chance of reaching this years Superbowl which takes place in New Orleans on February 3rd 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The 2013 Super Bowl is the 47th Super Bowl or as more commonly known Super Bowl XLVII.
Cowboys @ Giants – 2012 NFL Scores
As is now common place the NFL Season kicks off on a Wednesday with the defending Champions starting off the season at home. The right to begin the season belonged to the New York Giants who faced the Dallas Cowboys at the Met Life stadium in New Jersey. So this is where Real Sporting News kicks off its season long coverage of the 2012 NFL Scores with the 2012 NFL Scores week 1 from the Giants Cowboys match up.
The match up was a rematch of the final game of the 2011 NFL regular season where the Giants defeated the Cowboys 31-14 to put them in the playoffs and leaving the Cowboys players watching from home. However the opening game of the 2012 NFL Season would see the Cowboys gain the early advantage over there NFC East rivals.
The first quarter was played out between both defences and kept the scores tied at 0-0 with the 1st scores coming in the second quarter with a Lawrence Tynes field goal breaking the tie with a 22 yard field goal. With the minutes winding down in the 1st half Tony Romo would give Dallas the lead at half time after a touchdown pass to Kevin Ogletree to put the scores at 7-3 at the half.
The 3rd quarter saw Ogletree catch his second score of the night before an Ahmad Bradshaw touch down brought the scores to 14-10 before Dan Bailey kicked a 33 yard field goal gave Dallas the 17-10 lead at the end of the 3rd. In the 4th quarter both teams scored a touchdown apiece and the scores finished 24-17.
In what was an entertaining 1st game of the season we now have to wait for more 2012 NFL scores week 1 on Sunday where the rest of the 30 NFL teams get involved in the 2012 NFL Kickoff weekend. Be sure to check back Sunday for the latest live 2012 NFL Scores.
College Football Welcome Back
This week saw the 2012 College Football season kick off with the College Football top 25 all in action with one marquee game with Number 2 ranked Alabama & 8th ranked Michigan battle it out at Cowboys stadium in Arlington Texas.
Its rare to see 2 teams in the preseason top 25 go head to head in week 1 but in the 2012 College Football scores week 1 we saw Alabama & Michigan battle it out with Alabama showing a truly dominant performance and showing they deserve their preseason rank.
The Crimson tide defeated Michigan 41-14 behind a strong performance from quarterback AJ McCarron & a stifling defence which stopped Michigan QB Denard Robinson from making an impact on the day. Many will be arguing that Alabama deserve the number 1 position in the College football rankings.
USC open 2012 College Football season with a Win
The team who held the preseason number 1 spot were USC who had 18 starters returning including Quarterback Matt Barkley returning for his senior year. They threw down a dominant performance with a 49-10 victory over Hawaii in LA. Matt Barkley lead by example throwing for 4 touchdowns for 372 yards and proving they may have the best offence in the whole of NCCA College football.
3rd ranked LSU kicked off their 2012 College football season with a dominant victory over North Texas with a 41-14 victory in Baton Rouge. 4th ranked Oklahoma produced an unconvincing 24-7 win over UTEP whilst 5th ranked Oregon defeated Arkansas St 57-34 to round out a perfect start for the top 5 teams in the College Football rankings.
Elsewhere in the 1st week of College football results saw 13th ranked Michigan State defeat 24th ranked Boise St at Spartan Stadium 17-13. The victory came thanks to a huge performance from Michigan State Le’veon Bell who scored 2 touchdowns & rushed for 210 yards.
There were also were big wins for Florida State, Arkansas & Oklahoma St who destroyed Savannah St 84-0 for the biggest margin of victory in the 1st week of College football.
Well that wraps up our brief look at the latest College football news be sure to check back next week for the latest from 2012 College Football week 2 scores.
The Open Championship 2012 teed off on Thursday from The Royal Lytham & St Annes golf Club in Lancashire England. The course is a testing par 70, 7118 yard course with course rough & testing sea breezes off the North Sea. This is the 11th British Open Championship that has taken place here with previous Open Championship winners on this course being David Duval & Seve Ballesteros twice.
Adam Scott leads after the opening round of The Open Championship
Moving onto the action from The Open Championship 2012 Day 1 which saw numerous high profile names sit atop of The Open Championship leaderboard but it was Adam Scott who was on top at the end of day 1. The 32 year old Austrailian golfer Adam Scott tied a course record with a 6 under par round of 64 to lead the tournament by 1 stroke.
Lawrie, Johnson & Colsaerts trail Scott by 1 at The Open Championship 2012
There are 3 players who are 1 shot behind Scott on 5 under par and that group includes 1999 British Open Champion Paul Lawrie, American Zach Johnson & Nicholas Colsaerts who all shot rounds of 65. Brandt Snedeker sits 1 shot further back on 4 under par after a solid opening day score of 66.
Moving back to 3 under par sees a clutch of Major Champions which sees Tiger Woods who spent time on top of the leaderboard earlier in the day, Graeme McDowell, Bubba Watson & Rory McIlroy. With all of these big names in the hunt for the Claret jug makes for what is sure to be an exciting weekend of golf.
The opening day wasnt much hope for English Golf fans hoping to see an English winner for the 1st time in 20 years at the 2012 Open Championship with Luke Donald sitting 6 shots back on even par & Lee Westwood even further back on 3 over par. The day was even worse for 2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke who struggled all day and ended up on 6 over for the day.
The action continues tomorrow in the The Open Championship 2012 be sure to check back for a daily update from the British Open.
England Euro 2012 campaign moved into their second game in Group D after a battling 1-1 draw with Group D favourites France on Monday. England faced Sweden who lost to Euro 2012 Co-Host Ukraine 2-1.
France Deafeat Ukraine 2-0 England Euro 2012
Earlier in the day France had defeated Ukraine 2-0 in a delayed game at the Donbass Arena after electrical storms & heavy rain caused the ref to pull the players off the pitch. The win for France meant they went atop of the group with 4 points and put the pressure on England to win their match up with Sweden.
So England made just one change from the team that started against France with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain being replaced by Liverpool striker Andy Carroll meaning England played in a more conventional 4-4-2 formation. It didn’t take long for that change to take effect with Carroll opening the scoring with 23 minutes on the clock. A deep cross from England Captain Steven Gerrard was headed in by Carroll to give England a 1-0 nil lead which they would continue till half time.
The lead at half time for England was muchly deserved after havingthe better of the chances and left Sweden Euro 2012 looking like they were to face an early exit from the competition.
In the second half however Sweden came out with the bit between their teeth and managed to equalise just 4 minutes after the restart. England poorly defended a Sweden free kick which allowed Olof Melberg score and it was a similar story 10 minutes later. As Melberg scored his 2nd of the game after he headed into the net uncontested with 30 minutes left to play and give Sweden a 2-1 lead.
With England’s Euro 2012 hopes in tatters all eyes were on England Boss Roy Hodgson on how he could resurrect his sinking ship. His plan was to bring on Arsenal’s Theo Walcott to replace James Milner and his plan worked perfectly.
Within 4 minutes Walcott had levelled the score after his curling effort form 20 yards out went passed Isaksson in the Sweden goal & Walcott was involved in England’ s winner. Walcott showed his pace by defeating 2 Sweden players in the box and crossing for Welbeck to deftly back heel to give England the 3-2 lead and the 3 points.
England Euro 2012 – Take 2nd spot in Group D
The win for England puts them 2nd in Euro 2012 Group D table and a draw or win on Tuesday against Ukraine will see them qualify for the Euro 2012 quarterfinals.
That wraps up our look at the latest England Euro 2012 game be sure to check back everyday for the latest Euro 2012 news from Real Sporting News.
Wednesday saw Day 6 of the Uefa Euro 2012 tournament take place with the action coming from Group B or as know the Group of Death as it featured 4 of the countries ranked in the top 10 of the FIFA World Rankings. This is the second round of games in this group after Germany defeated Portugal & Denmark shocked Holland in the opening games in Uefa Euro 2012 Group B.
UEFA Euro 2012 – Portugal 3 – 2 Denmark
The early game of tonights Uefa Euro 2012 results saw Portugal taking on Denmark in what was a must win game for Portugal as a loss would see them out of the competition. It was Portugal who made the perfect start scoring in the 24th minute with a thumping near post header & Portugal doubled their lead through a close range strike from Helder Postiga to give Portugal a 2-0 lead. However Denmark would reduce their deficit through a smart headed finish by Nicklas Bendtner just before half time.
Denmark would then level the match in the 80th minute as another strong header from Nicklas Bendtner tied the game. Yet the scoring was not over yet as a stunning strike from Silvestre Varela in the 87th minute would give Portugal all 3 points and a lifeline in Group B.
Germany 2 – 1 Holland – Uefa Euro 2012
In the second game of the night from Euro 2012 saw Germany take on Holland who again needed a win to stay competition but Germany were too efficient and too good and defeated Holland to effectively book their place in the Euro 2012 Quarter finals.
Germany took a 2-0 half time lead thanks to a Mario Gomez first half double, his first goal was a smart finish after a neat turn inside of the box, whilst his second was a great strike from the corner of the box.
Robin Van Persie scored a superb 20 yard strike to make the score 2-1 but the goal would simply be a consolation goal as the Germans efficiency shined through.
That wraps up todays Euro 2012 scores and we will report back from Poland & Ukraine for the action from Group C where Spain face Ireland & Croatia face Italy, so be sure to check back to Real Sporting News for the latest Euro 2012 news.
The Euro 2012 group stages reached the final group which was Group D which features co hosts Ukraine, France, Sweden & England. The 2 obvious favourites from Group D are France & England but they have both had difficult tournaments as of late and they opened the tournament in Donetsk.
Euro 2012 England campaign has been under the radar with limited expectations from the English football fans and the same can be said for France Euro 2012 hopes despite carrying a 21 game unbeaten record into the tournament.
Euro 2012 – England v France
The Euro 2012 Group D opener featured England & France and both teams were looking to open their Euro 2012 Campaign off with a win & England had the better of the Early exchanges as James Milner rounded Lloris in the France goal only to shoot wide.
However it would be England who would open the scoring after captain Steven Gerrard whipped it a free kick which was headed home by Joleon Lescott on the half hour. For Joleon Lescott it was his first goal for the England Senior Team and sent the England fans at the Donbass Arena into raptures.
However the lead for England would only last 9 minutes as the England defence gave Nasri too much room and he slotted a precise 20 yard past Joe Hart at his near post.
The scores would be tied at 1-1 at half time both teams would have been satisfied & the second half was a lot tighter with France getting the better of the chances but the scores would stayed tied at 1-1 which would be a fair result for both teams.
In the second game of the UEFA Euro 2012 Group D saw co hosts Ukraine take on Sweden in Kiev and after a drab 1st half the action was kept for the 2nd half. Ibrahimovic gave Sweden the lead but Ukraine would come from behind to win 2-1 thanks to a Shevchenko double to leave Ukraine on top of Group D after the first game.
Euro 2012 Group D – England 1 – 1 France & Ukraine 2 – 1 Sweden
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