Sports: Police Report Says Draymond Green Was Drunk
A police report says Golden State Warriors star and former MSU Spartan Draymond Green was over the legal limit for alcohol when he struck a Michigan State football player in the jaw during a confrontation near campus last weekend. The report also says Green tried to apologize and then had to sit in jail for a while until he could sober up. Senior cornerback Jermaine Edmondson claimed he was punched by Green early Sunday outside a restaurant in East Lansing, though officers patrolling the area said they saw or heard a loud, open-handed "slap." It was the second alleged incident involving Green and Edmondson, who told police that he and his girlfriend were choked Friday night by men who were with Green at a bar near campus.
The Bombers were swept by the Woodchucks in Wisconsin after an 11-4 loss on Wednesday. An 8-run third inning was the difference in the game. Christian Helsel had two of the Bombers’ six hits. Daniel Jipping had one hit. His average is .347. Battle Creek is back to the .500 mark for the season. The Bombers head up to Wisconsin Rapids tonight to play the Rafters. Portland Michigan native Andrew Glick is expected to get the start for Battle Creek.
Anthony Gose Demoted to Double A
The Tigers’ outfielder Anthony Gose has been demoted again. Gose just served a three-day suspension after an argument with Toledo Mud Hens’ manager Lloyd McClendon last Saturday. He cleared out his locker before game two of the doubleheader and didn’t show up for Sunday’s game. Tigers GM Al Avila says the team talked with Gose, and told him what they expect and then shipped him off to the Double A team in Erie. Gose was sent to Toledo after struggling for the Tigers this season, and then hit just .185 for the Mud Hens in 50 games.
The Tigers start the second half of the season on Friday as the Kansas City Royals come to Comerica Park. Cleveland is on top of the Central Division with a 6 ½ game lead over Detroit. The Royals and White Sox are 7 games back. My mid-term report card has a “C+” for the Tigers. Check out the full report card at wbckfm.com. http://wbckfm.com/tigers-mid-term-report-card/
The ESPY Awards were last night in Los Angeles. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul opened the show with a statement about police violence and gun violence in general. LeBron James won the award for Best Male Athlete. Aaron Rodgers and Richard Rodgers won the ESPY for Best Play, for their game-winning Hail Mary against the Lions last season. Richard Rodgers thanked God for making Hail Marys possible to begin with.
Brady Appeal Denied
Tom Brady is going to need a "Hail, Mary" effort to get his four-game "Deflategate" suspension lifted after an appeals court refused to give him a new hearing. That upheld a lower court ruling that affirmed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's power to levy the four-game suspension. Brady's only remaining option is to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Wings Sign Pulkkinen
The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed forward Teemu Pulkkinen to a one-year, $812,500 contract. The team announced the move Wednesday. The 24-year-old Pulkkinen had six goals and six assists last season for the Red Wings. He dislocated his right shoulder and played only 36 games for Detroit. Over the past three seasons, Pulkkinen has played 70 games for the Red Wings, scoring 11 goals with nine assists. He also won the AHL's Willie Marshall Award for top goal scorer in 2014-15.
All Star Ratings
TV ratings for Tuesday's major league All-Star game set a record low for the second straight year. The American League's 4-2 win over the National League in San Diego got a 5.4 rating on Fox. That's down from the previous low of 6.6 for last year's game in Cincinnati.
The British Open began Thursday with Colin Montgomerie hitting the opening tee shot on the Royal Troon links where his father once was club secretary. Montgomerie, widely considered the best player to have never won a major, qualified at age 53 for what likely will be his last Open.