Sports: Lions Thumped!
The Vikings beat the Lions 26-16 Sunday in Minnesota, as Detroit falls to 0-2. Teddy Bridgewater threw for one touchdown and ran for another while finishing 14 for 18 for 153 yards and no turnovers. Detroit fell behind 14-0 early in the second quarter and netted just 38 yards rushing against a defense that surrendered 230 yards on the ground to the 49ers. The Lions got back to within a touchdown catch by Calvin Johnson just before the half. But mistakes cost the Lions, especially in the second half. Adrian Peterson had 192 total yards. Peterson, playing in front of a pro-Vikings crowd for the first time in 658 days, rushed 29 times for 134 yards after receiving a pregame standing ovation. The Lions host the Denver Broncos this Sunday night.
Sunday Night Football
The Packers beat the Seahawks 27-17 in Green Bay.
Monday Night Football
Tonight, it’s the Jets at the Colts.
The Tigers fell short as they tried to sweep the first place Royals, as KC won it 10-3 on Sunday. Alfredo Simon allowed eight runs and 13 hits in 4 1-3 innings and falls to 13-10. Kendrys Morales homered three times and set a team record with 15 total bases.
The Tigers play two today against the White Sox at Comerica Park. Game one is a make-up game, at 1pm. Kyle Ryan starts game one. Randy Wolf starts game two. We’ll broadcast that game at 6:40 tonight on WBCK. Games with the White Sox and the Twins this week at Comerica Park are your final chance to see the Tigers at home in 2015.
The new AP Top-25 poll is out and it is topped by Ohio State and Michigan State of the Big Ten.
Michigan hosts BYU this weekend.
WMU plays at Ohio State on Saturday.
Central Michigan is at MSU this Saturday.
Spartan cornerback Vayante Copeland will miss the rest of the season because of a fractured vertebra. Coach Mark Dantonio says Copeland should heal fine and be back next spring. Copeland, a redshirt freshman, did not play Saturday. He started the first two games of the season.
Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing a victory in the opening round of NASCAR's playoffs by rallying from a disastrous start at Chicagoland Speedway.
Hamlin spun on the second lap Sunday and immediately fell a lap off the pace. He and his JGR team didn't panic, then used a gutsy call not to pit during the final caution to give Hamlin a shot at the victory. He jumped from third to first on the restart with five laps remaining, and has now earned an automatic spot in the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. In far worse position is reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick, who hit the wall during the race and finished 42nd. He's now ranked last in the 16-driver field.
Jason Day had an easy win Sunday at the BMW Championship for his fifth win on tour this season. It was his second in the FedEx Cup playoffs and vaulted him past Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy into the No. 1 spot in the world ranking.
The Australian zoomed out to a big lead by shooting 61 and 63 in the first two rounds and was never seriously challenged after that. His 22-under total tied for the second-lowest on tour this year and was good for a six-shot victory over rookie Daniel Berger. Scott Piercy finished third, seven strokes back.
Vicky Hurst locked up an LPGA Tour card for next season, winning the Garden City Charity Classic on Sunday for her second Symetra Tour title of the year. The 25-year-old Hurst closed with an even-par 72 for a two-stroke victory, more than enough to wrap a spot in the final top 10 for an LPGA Tour card.
Battle Creek Central junior Cesar Duran scored a goal with 9:32 in the second overtime to give the Bearcats a 2-1 win over Lakeview in the All-City Tournament championship game on Saturday. With the win, Central captured its first All-City Tournament title.
The West Michigan Whitecaps on Sunday forced a deciding Game 5 in the Midwest League Championship Series with a 2-1 win over the Cedar Rapids Kernels. The Tigers’ affiliate needs a win in Game 5 to clinch the championship tonight in Cedar Rapids.
The Red Wings play their annual Red and White game to wind up training camp in Traverse City. The first preseason game is tomorrow in Chicago.
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