Sanchez May Be Out for Season

The injury news is not good regarding Tigers’ starters.   Right-hander Anibal Sanchez was scratched from his start Wednesday after experiencing soreness in his right shoulder during a bullpen session Monday afternoon. Sanchez said he likely will see Dr. James Andrews about the shoulder. He is almost certainly finished for the season.  Sanchez has been on the disabled list since Aug. 19 with a right rotator cuff strain.  Starter Daniel Norris is out, and left-hander Matt Boyd is pushing close to his innings limit for the season. Randy Wolf and Kyle Lobstein have been struggling as of late.


The Tigers lost to the Twins 7-1 in Minnesota.  Kyle Lobstein started and gave up 6 runs and only getting 4 outs.   Last night, J.D. Martinez had two hits for Detroit, but rookie Steven Moya had four of the team's 11 strikeouts.  Alfredo Simon starts for the Tigers tonight in Minnesota.  Broadcast time is 7:45 on WBCK.

Monday Night Football

NFL Week one wrapped up with a "Monday Night Football" doubleheader. Atlanta a held on for a 26-24 win over the Eagles in Atlanta. The 49ers ran over the Vikings, 20-3. Adrian Peterson rushed for 31 yards on 10 carries in his return for Minnesota.


The Lions play at Minnesota this Sunday. Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said the 33-28 loss in San Diego Sunday shows the team is not consistent enough on either side of the ball. In his press conference Monday, Caldwell also said they have some problems to fix before this weekend's match up in Minnesota.   Caldwell did not give an update on a hit to the elbow quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered early in the third quarter or late game injuries to cornerback Darius Slay and tight end Brandon Pettigrew. Stafford stayed in the game, finishing 19-of-30 for 246 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Both Slay and Pettigrew left the field and did not return.   Lions right guard Larry Warford is inching his way back to the lineup.  Warford has been nursing a high ankle sprain, suffered during the preseason. He's been running on the side during practice for nearly two weeks and is hoping he'll be able to return to practice this week. "It's good," he said. "Your soreness is going to be obvious, but I feel better. It's coming along pretty well. It feels good to run again."

MSU Honors

Following last Saturday’s 31-28 victory over No. 7 Oregon, two Michigan State Spartans were honored by the Big Ten Conference office on Monday, as junior linebacker Riley Bullough was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and running back LJ Scott earned Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week accolades. Bullough recorded a career-high 14 tackles and a pass break-up against the Ducks.  Michigan State hosts the Air Force Falcons this Saturday. 

Michigan Could Red-Shirt Morris

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says redshirting quarterback Shane Morris is a consideration. It appears Morris would play if starter Jake Rudock is hurt because Harbaugh says he is the team's No. 2 QB. Morris started in two games and appeared in 10 the previous two years for the Wolverines.

Harbaugh isn't sure how long he'll be without cornerback Jourdan Lewis. He left the Oregon State game with a concussion during the first half.  Harbaugh says Lewis will continued to be evaluated this week and his status is up in the air for Saturday's UNLV game.  Vegas odds makers have Michigan as a 34 point favorite for the game.

WMU Football

WMU hosts Murray State on Saturday night, as the Broncos try for their first win, after two losses to start the season.


CMU heads to Syracuse on Saturday afternoon after getting a win for new Coach John Bonamego.

Red Wings

The Red Wings have released their upcoming training camp roster, which includes 72 players, prospects and tryouts. Training camp starts Thursday in Traverse City.  Detroit will play its first preseason game in Chicago against the Blackhawks September 22nd.

Cabrera a Finalist

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is one of seven finalists for the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year award and one of 30 for the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award.   Baseball fans voted online to select the finalists for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award, which goes to a player who "inspires others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performances and contributions to their communities."  Cabrera is one of the 30 finalists, one from each team, for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes the player "who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement."