Lions

The Lions burst out to a quick 21-3 lead but couldn't sustain it in a 33-28 loss to the Chargers Sunday afternoon.  It didn't take Ameer Abdullah long to get into the end zone as a pro.  The rookie running back out of Nebraska scored a 24-yard touchdown on his first NFL carry. Abdullah finished with seven carries for 50 yards, and also caught four passes for another 44 yard.   Matthew Stafford passed for 246 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in defeat.  Glover Quinn took an interception 31 yards for a Lions’ score.  Calvin Johnson was held to just two catches for 39 yards.   The Lions play at Minnesota this Sunday.

NFL

Green Bay Packers 31, Chicago Bears 23

Tigers

The Tigers split a double-header in Cleveland.   J.D. Martinez went 3-for-5 with three RBI to help the Tigers take game two 9-2 Sunday night.

Drew VerHagen got his first major league win in relief.  In game 1, Justin Verlander took the loss as the Tribe won, 7-2.  The Tigers take on the Twins in Minnesota tonight. Kyle Lobstein will take the mound for Detroit.  Broadcast time is 7:45 on WBCK.

 

College Football

The Michigan State Spartans moved up a spot to number-four in the top-25 poll released yesterday after 31-28 win over #7 Oregon Saturday.  Michigan State hosts the Air Force Falcons this Saturday.

Michigan beat Oregon State 35-7.

In the MAC over the weekend, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan won, but WMU fell to Georgia Southern 43-17.

US Open

Novak Djokovic has captured his third Grand Slam title of the year. Djokovic earned a four-set win over Roger Federer in the finals of the U.S. Open Sunday night. Djokovic notched a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory after a three-hour rain delay in New York.

It was the all-Italian final at the US Open women's final Saturday. Flavia Penetta defeated Roberta Vinci in straight sets to become the oldest first-time women's major champion in the open era. Moments after winning she announced her retirement.  In addition to the trophy, Pennetta takes home a 3 point 3 million dollar check

Moses Malone Dies

The first NBA player to turn pro right out of high school has died.  Malone played for the Rockets from 19-76 to 19-82 and was known as "the Chairman of the Boards," He was 60.  Malone passed away in his sleep of an apparent heart attack.  Malone's body was discovered in a Norfolk hotel room after he failed to report to a celebrity golf tournament.

Boxing-Mayweather Wins

For boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, the result of Saturday night's dual with Andre Berto was 19 years in the making.  Mayweather defeated Berto Saturday, bringing his record to 49 and 0... And tying a mark set by late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. Mayweather says the fight will be the last.

Nascar

Matt Kenseth dominated the final regular season race at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia with his fourth win of the season.

RG3 is a Third String QB
Robert Griffin the 3rd is #3 in more ways than one….the former Heisman Trophy winner is now at the bottom of the depth chart.  The Redskins have officially demoted RG3 to 3rd string, behind Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy.