The Tigers had an off day on Thursday and host the Baltimore Orioles tonight.   Cleveland posted a 10-7 win over Houston, so the Tigers fall to 6 games behind the first place Tribe.  They are a game behind Baltimore for the final wild card spot.   The Yankees and Astros are right behind the Tigers in that Wild Card race. The Yankees won their season-high fifth in a row beating Tampa Bay last night. The Tigers have 23 games left, including the three this weekend with Baltimore, and then four at home with the Twins.  The Tigers have 11 games left with the Indians.   Michael Fulmer starts for the Tigers tonight.  WBCK will join the game right after High School Football.

Super Bowl Rematch Won by Denver

The NFL kicked off its new season with Denver hosting Carolina in a rematch of the last Super Bowl 50.  Denver's dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory. The Panthers looked like they could avenge their Super Bowl loss but Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with four seconds left.  Trevor Siemian, Peyton Manning's successor finished 18 of 26 for 178 yards, one TD and two interceptions and managed the game just well enough for the Broncos to continue their hex on the Panthers.  Newton, the NFL's reigning MVP, was 18 of 33 for 194 yard with one TD and one interception.

Tennis...Serena is Out

Serena Williams was upset in the U.S. Open semifinals for the second straight year 6-2, 7-6 (5) by 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. The loss prevents Williams from earning her seventh championship at Flushing Meadows and 23rd major title overall, which would both have been Open-era records. Pliskova plays Germany's Angelique Kerber in Saturday's U.S. Open women's final.

NASCAR

This Saturday night drivers head to Richmond for the Federated Auto Parts 400, the last race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season.

Boys Soccer

Lakeview beat Battle Creek Central 2-1.  Theodor Pfeiff had both Spartan goals.

Pennfield 1, Kalamazoo Christian 1.  Chase Austin with the Pennfield goal.

Boys’ Tennis

Sturgis 7, Harper Creek 1.

Lakeview 6, Portage Northern 3.

Kalamazoo Christian 8, Galesburg-Augusta 0.

Volleyball

Delton-Kellogg beat Gobles and Harford.

Michigan Football

Michigan will host Central Florida on Saturday in Ann Arbor.  Broadcast time is 11am on 104.9 The Edge.

WMU Football

Coming off a 22-21 win at Northwestern, WMU will host North Carolina Central on Saturday night at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo.

MSU Football

Michigan State is off this week and plays at Notre Dame on Saturday night 9/17.

Lions

The Lions open the season on Sunday at Indianapolis.  WBCK will have the game right after the Tigers-Orioles game.

MIS President Named

Minor league baseball executive Rick Brenner is taking over as president of Michigan International Speedway.

The International Speedway Corporation announced Brenner's move Thursday. It takes effect September 19th. Brenner replaces Roger Curtis, whose departure was announced shortly after MIS hosted NASCAR races in late August.

Brenner served for over a decade as president of DSF Sports and Entertainment, the company that owns the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, a Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. This season was his 23rd in minor league baseball. He also was chief operating officer and general manager of the Trenton Thunder.

Tebow Signed by Mets

Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The former quarterback, whose deal includes a $100,000 signing bonus, will take part in the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Golf

Roberto Castro has fired a 7-under 65 to take the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the BMW Championship.  The round was held up for 3 1/2 hours due to inclement weather. They will resume the first round this morning, but more bad weather is in the forecast for Indiana.

High School Football

Battle Creek Central at Lakeview.  Join Nate Adams and Jim Hughes for the broadcast tonight at 6:35pm on WBCK.

  • Jackson Lumen Christi at. Harper Creek
  • Coldwater at Pennfield
  • Quincy at Athens
  • Bellevue at Colon
  • Parchment at Bronson
  • Adrian Lenawee Christian at Climax-Scotts
  • Delton at Constantine
  • Gobles at Galesburg-Augusta
  • Mattawan at Gull Lake
  • Hastings at Jackson Northwest
  • Homer at Reading
  • Maple Valley at Stockbridge
  • Parma Western at Marshall
  • Olivet at Leslie
  • Union City at Springport
  • On Saturday, St. Philip plays Tekonsha.  WBCK will broadcast the game at 6:35pm.