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Sports: Lions in Comeback Win, 35-32

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The Lions started the regular season with a 35-23 comeback win over the Arizona Cardinals, their first win over Arizona in the last 8 meetings.  The Lions got behind early as Matthew Stafford had a pass picked off and returned for a touchdown.

But Stafford rallied his team and threw two of his four touchdown passes to rookie Kenny Golladay in the fourth quarter.  Stafford was 29 of 41 for 292 yards and one interception.  He also ran twice for 14 yard.

The Lions picked off three of Carson Palmer’s passes, returning one for a score. The Lions play at the New York Giants next Monday night.

The Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants, 19-3 on Sunday night.

Tonight, it’s the Saints at the Vikings, and then later, the Chargers at the Broncos. ESPN’s Beth Mowens will call the game, becoming the woman to call a nationally televised NFL game in nearly 30 years.  Mowens will be joined in the booth by former NFL Coach Rex Ryan.

Tigers      

The Tigers lost the weekend series in Toronto, dropping the rubber game on Sunday, 8-2. Anibal Sanchez started for the Tigers and continued to give up home runs—two more on Sunday, to take the loss.  His earned run average is 7.43 and the Tigers still owe him $16 million on next year’s final year of his contract.  The loss assures the Tigers of just their second losing season in a decade.  Rookie Miles Jaye makes his first major league start tonight in Cleveland.  Broadcast time is 6:45 on 95.3 WBCK.

The Cleveland Indians stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Sunday night.  The Indians lead the Central Division by 13 games over the Twins.  The Tigers are 26 ½ games back.

College Football

Michigan moved up a slot to #7 in the Top 25 after beating Cincinnati on Saturday.

Oklahoma moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll behind Alabama after the Sooners beat Ohio State.   Clemson holds at No. 3, followed by Southern Cal, Penn State, Washington, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin.

Coach Jim Harbaugh’s Inside Michigan Football Show comes your way tonight, following the Tigers’ game.

US Open

Top seed Rafael Nadal beat Kevin Anderson to win his third U.S. Open championship and first since 2013.  Sloane Stephens won the U.S. Open women’s singles title on Saturday, her first Grand Slam championship.   Each wins a $3.7 million dollar purse.

Nascar

Kyle Larson won NASCAR’s Federated Auto Parts 400 Saturday at Richmond Raceway.  Martin Truex Jr. dominated the race, but was involved in a last-lap wreck with Denny Hamlin that left Truex in 20th-place.

PGA

Colin Montgomerie won the Japan Airlines Championship – the first PGA tour champion’s event in Japan.  The 54-year-old Scot won by a stroke over Billy Mayfair and second-round leader Scott McCarron.

Next is the BMW Championship this week at Conway Farms, north of Chicago.  Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are the overall points leaders, with Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama not far behind.

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