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Sports: Kyle Larson wins FireKeeper’s 400 at M.I.S.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400
(Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

Kyle Larson won Sunday’s Firekeeper’s Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, his second win of the season.   Larson took control on a restart with five laps left, and held off Chase Elliott.  Larson and Elliott also finished 1-2 at MIS last August.

Bombers

The Battle Creek Bombers were swept by the Madison Mallards, with a 6-2 loss on Sunday.  Gull Lake’s Colton Bradley was touched up for four runs on six hits in the ninth and took the loss.  Third baseman Alex Howard had two of the Bombers’ six hits.  Shortstop Nick Vacic was hit by a pitch for the 13th time this season.   After a day off today, Battle Creek hosts the Kalamazoo Growlers on Tuesday in a home and home series.  It’s a late morning game in Battle Creek, and an evening game in Kalamazoo.  Then the Bombers hit the road Wednesday to play the Lakeshore Chinooks.

NHL

Hockey’s new expansion team in Vegas will announce their draft selections on Wednesday night, they could choose Red Wings’ goalie Petr Mrazek.  That’s because the Wings decided to protect goalie Jimmy Howard instead of  Mrazek.   Mrazek, the Wings’ number one goalie at the start of last season, fell out of favor with the team due to attitude problems and inconsistent play.  The Wings could also lose Riley Sheahan, Darren Helm, Xavier Ouellet and Luke Glendening in the expansion draft.   The NHL salary cap has been set at $75 million for this season, a slight increase over last year.

Meijer LPGA
Brooke Henderson claimed her fourth LPGA Tour title by taking the Meijer  Classic at Blythefield Country Club near Grand Rapids.  She won by two strokes over Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson.   The 19-year-old Henderson picks up a $300,000 first-prize check.

US Open

Brooks Koepka closed with a 5-under 67 to win the U.S. Open by four strokes over Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama .   Koepka earned $2.16 million, the largest single-day earnings in golf.  He’s also the seventh straight first-time major champion in men’s golf.

Michigan Football Trip

Jim Harbaugh is talking about another trip to Europe for the Michigan Wolverines’ football team. Harbaugh says the team voted for London, Paris and Normandy, France, for next year’s trip. The team went to Rome in the last off season.

Tigers

The Tigers lost to the Rays 9-1 on Sunday to go 2-4 on their home stand.    With the loss, the Tigers drop to fourth place in the Central Division, 4 ½ games behind first place Cleveland, and just a game in front of last place Chicago.  The Tigers start a 7 game West Coast trip, taking on Seattle tonight.  Anibal Sanchez is back up from Toledo to start for the Tigers.  He had one good outing in four starts with the Mud Hens.  Broadcast time is 9:45 on 95.3 WBCK.

Tigers’ Draft Pick Wins

The Tigers’ top draft pick has led his college team to a World Series win.  Alex Faedo limited TCU to two singles and struck out 11 in seven innings, and Florida won  3-0 Sunday night.

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