Sports: Draymond Green Arrested after East Lansing Altercation
Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was arrested Sunday morning after an altercation at Conrad’s Grill, an East Lansing restaurant. Police say it was basically an altercation between two guys. Green faces misdemeanor assault and battery charges and a July 20th arraignment. If convicted, he would face a maximum of 93 days in jail and a $500 fine. East Lansing Police Lt Scott Wrigglesworth says police were already there as part of a normal patrol. Police aren’t saying what happened, but describe the incident as more than a shove. Green played four seasons for MSU and is set to join Team USA in August at the Olympics in Rio.
The Battle Creek Bombers defeated the Rockford Rivets, 7-5 Monday night, sweeping the two-game series. Left fielder Daniel Jipping doubled in the first run of the game in the opening inning as the Bombers built a 2-0 lead. The Rivets retaliated in the second inning with a two-run homerun to tie the game and it stayed that way until the bottom of the sixth. First baseman Nick Podkul doubled in a pair of runs, and scored on a single shortstop Daniel Patzlaff and the Bombers led 5-2. The Rivets bounced back in the top of the seventh inning and managed to tie the game at five. But with two out in the bottom of the inning, Cody Sporrer hit a two-run homer to give the Bombers a 7-5 lead and the win. The Bombers improve to 22-20 on the year and 4-2 in the second half of the season. The Bombers now head out on a six-game road trip before the All-Star break, starting with a two-game series against the Wisconsin Woodchucks Tuesday night at 7:35.
Home Run Derby
Miami marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton winning Monday night's home run derby in San Diego. His 61 home runs shattered the previous record of 41, set back in 2005. Stanton can defend his title at home next year when the Marlins host the all-star game. He beat defending champion Todd Frazier of the White Sox 20-13 in the final.
San Francisco hurler Johnny Cueto will start for the National League All-Star team tonight against AL pitcher and White Sox ace Chris Sale. Cueto tops the NL with 13 victories, while Sale paces all major leaguers with 14.
Miguel Cabrera is the only Tiger in San Diego for tonight’s All-Star game. The Tigers are back in action Friday as they host Kansas City. The Indians lead the Tigers by 6 ½ games in the Central Division.
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan has retired following a 19-year NBA career that included five championships. The first overall pick in the 1997 draft is a three-time NBA most valuable player who was selected to 15 All-Star games. Duncan is one of three players to win at least 1,000 games during his career, and he ranks 14th on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
Jordan Spieth has added his name to a growing list of big name players who are skipping the Summer Games in Rio next month due to health concerns. Spieth joins top-ranked Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy as those who have opted out of the Olympics because of the Zika virus. They are the top four ranked players in the world.
Kent Country Teacher Arrested
Authorities say a men's rowing coach near Grand Rapids has been arrested after a video recording device was found containing images of girls changing their clothes. The Kent County sheriff's department says 30-year-old Timothy Vallier was arrested Friday. Rockford Public Schools district Superintendent Mike Shibler says he called police immediately when a parent of a girl on the crew team alerted him of the video images.
Goguac Swim Saturday
The 89th annual Goguac Lake Swim is this Saturday at Willard Beach. The little over a mile swim starts at 8:30 a.m. Athletes can register online at runsignup.com or can download a registration form at www.ymcabattlecreek.org. Registration is due by Wednesday. Cost is $40 per swimmer. Proceeds from the event will go to help teach kids to swim in our local YMCA “Begin to Swim Program”. The event dates back to 1928 when Leroy Sparks started the event as part of a summer swim program.