All-Star Break

Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes is celebrating a second straight Home Run Derby title. Cespedes hit a total of 30 home runs and beat the Cincinnati Reds' Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final to hoist the trophy at Minnesota's Target Field.  Cespedes is just the second person to win back-to-back Home Run Derby crowns, joining Ken Griffey Jr. who accomplished the feat in 1998 and 1999. Cespedes is also just the third player to win the Derbymultiple times, joining Prince Fielder in that class.

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Four Tigers will be at tonight’s All-Star Game in Minnesota.   Miguel Cabrera will start at first base and bat clean-up.   Max Scherzer is expected to pitch an inning.  Ian Kinsler is on the squad, replacing the injured Victor Martinez who is also in the Twin Cities.  The winner of the All-Star Game will determine which league gets home field advantage in the World Series.  Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will get the start for the ALagainst Adam Wainwright from the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Tigers

The Tigers finish the first half with a 53-38 record, the third best in all of baseball behind the A’s and Angels. Detroithas a 6 ½ game lead over the Royals in the AL Central.  Anabal Sanchez will start Friday when the Tigers resume the regular season againstClevelandatComericaParkinDetroit.

Bombers

The Bombers were off last night and host the Kenosha Kingfish tonight and tomorrow.  They head toWisconsinto play the Woodchucks on Thursday and Friday.   On Saturday, the Kalamazoo Growlers come in toBattle Creek.

Pistons

The Detroit Pistons officially introduced the team's first free agent signing, guard Jodie Meeks, at a press conference yesterday.  Last week, Meeks signed a three-year deal reportedly worth around 20-million-dollars.  Meeks was taken in the second round of the 2009 draft by the Milwaukee Bucks out ofKentucky, and has also played with thePhiladelphia76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers.   In his last two seasons with the Lakers, he averaged 11.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

Michigan OL Sentenced

Michiganoffensive lineman Graham Glasgow was sentenced to 12 months probation Monday. Glasgowpleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired last month.   As part of the sentence,Glasgowwill have to perform six days of community service and will be subject to substantial fines. Glasgow, who started 13 games for the Wolverines last season, was already suspended forMichigan's season opener against Appalachian State following his arrest.

U of M/Oklahoma Series

TheUniversityofMichiganand theUniversityofOklahomawill meet on the football field for the first time in the regular season as part of a home-and-home series.  The Wolverines will visit the Sooners in the first game at Memorial Stadium inNorman,Oklahomaon September 6th, 2025, whileMichiganwill hostOklahomaon September 12, 2026 at Michigan Stadium. Oklahomawon the only meeting between the two teams with a 14-6 victory in the 1976 Orange Bowl.

Titus Young Arrested—Again

Troubled former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested on another felony charge – battery with serious bodily injury.  Young is in custody in aLos Angelesjail, with bail set at $105,000. TheL.A.sheriff’s department would not comment on details of the arrest.   It happened a day before he was supposed to make a pretrial hearing appearance on 11 other charges.  The 24 year old Young, 24 had gone through several attorneys who have sought delays in the legal process while Young received medical treatment.  His lawyers and family members declined to say what treatment he was receiving, but his father has indicated previously that Young has a mental disorder.

British Open

Tiger Woods has an early start Thursday at the 2014 British Open, while Phil Mickelson will begin defense of his title in the afternoon with Ernie Els and Bubba Watson alongside at Royal Liverpool.  Woods will make his second start since returning from a three-month absence because of back surgery. He missed the cut a few weeks back at the Quicken Loans National on the PGA Tour.

Coyotes Win

The Battle Creek Coyotes Football will hit the road to play the Michiana Thunderhawks, Saturday at 4pm.  Their next home game is August 2ndatAthensHigh School against the Toledo Raiders.   Proceeds will go to help outAthens resident Crissy Castellanos.

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