Mackinac Boat Race

More than 100 racers are expected to cross the finish line today at Mackinac Island, as the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race is completed.   The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued four people from a capsized boat on Lake Michigan Sunday, and organizers say about 80 of the nearly 300 boats in the race have withdrawn — mostly due to rough weather on Lake Michigan.

Participants were treated to a spectacular view of the northern lights last night.   This post is from the ChicagoYCRaceToMackinac Facebook page.

Bombers

The Battle Creek Bombers are off for tonight’s Northwood’s League All-Star game.  Playing tonight in Wassau are Battle Creek’s are JD Mundy, Tom Stoffel, Alex Howard and Trent Johnson.  The four were voted in by Northwoods League field staffs and media contacts.  Mundy and Stoffel have also been selected to participate in the Home Run Derby prior to tonight's game. The Bombers are 7-5 in the second half of the season, and a half game behind Wisconsin Rapids in the South Division, along with three other teams.  They resume the season in Green Bay on Thursday

City Senior Golf Championship

Mike Tungate leads the City Senior Golf Championship in Battle Creek going into today’s final round.  Tungate, a former Battle Creek resident, leads after the first day of play at Cedar Creek, shooting a 68 on Monday. Mike Raymond is a stroke back.

Spartans under Franchise Tag

Two Former Spartan stars failed to reach contract agreements by Monday’s deadline and will play this season under a franchise tag deal.

Kirk Cousins will make $24 million, four million more than last year.  Cousins will be the first quarterback in NFL history to play consecutive seasons on the franchise tag.  Team president Bruce Allen says the Redskins' offered him $53 million guaranteed.

Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell will play on a one-year tender this season. He’ll make $12.1 million, the average of the five highest-paid running backs in the league.

Tigers

The Tigers took the first of four in Kansas City with a 10-2 win.  Detroit knocked KC starter Jason Vargas out of the game early.  A bases loaded walk gave the Tigers the early lead, and then Nick Castellanos gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead with a home run. Mikie Mahtook hit a long home run to center and it was 6-0.  Ian Kinsler had two triples and a double in the first three innings.  Jordan Zimmerman threw just 97 pitches---79 for strikes, over 6 2/3 innings to earn his 6th win.   The Indians beat the Giants, so the Tigers stay six games off the pace in the division.  Matt Boyd, back up from Toledo, gets the start in game two tonight in Kansas City.   Hear it at 7:50, on 95.3 WBCK.