Sports Roundup: Price Lit Up by Yankees!
The Tigers lost to the Yankees 8-4. David Price gave up all 8 runs on nine straight hits in the third inning. Retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who was honored in a pregame ceremony, knocked in the first and last of the 8 runs. The Tigers did come back with 4 runs in the late innings.Victor Martinez homered for Detroit. Blaine Hardy and 4 other relievers pitched the rest of the game as Price left the game after two innings. The Tigers fell 2 1/2 games behind first-place Kansas City in the AL Central. Kyle Lobstein, who made his major league debut in relief on Saturday, will start today for Detroit. Broadcast time is 12:40 today on WBCK.
Derek Jeter was given two seats from Tiger Stadium during a ceremony before the game last night. Tiger greats Al Kaline and Willie Horton presented Jeter with the seats from Detroit's old ballpark, where Jeter watched games as a kid and where he then played before the Tigers moved to Comerica Park in 2000.
The Detroit Lions will kickoff their final preseason game against the Bills in Buffalo tonight. Kick off is 7:00 p.m. Many of the starters are not expected to see too much time on the field and head coach Jim Caldwell says the game is important to a lot of players, especially those in battles for a roster spot. Detroit opens regular season play September 8th as they host the New York Giants at Ford Field.
High School Football
High School Football gets underway on WBCK tonight, as St. Phillip hosts Kingston. Broadcast time is 6:35 with Nate Adams on WBCK.
High School Volleyball
The Harper Creek girls’ volleyball team won Wednesday’s Otsego Invitational to go 10-1 overall on the season. Olivia Leson had 64 kills and 29 digs and Charley Andrews had 52 kills.
Host St. Philip swept their three matches at their SCAA Quad, beating Climax-Scotts, Colon and defeated Bellevue in decisive fashion. Abby McKinzie had five aces, 24 kills, three blocks,
Delton Kellogg beat Comstock and Eau Claire as they hosted, but lost to Coldwater in the title match. Faith Ferris had 39 kills and 11 blocks.
In the girls’ Interstate Eight Jamboree at Charlotte, Jackson Northwest was first and Marshall finished second, 12 shots off the pace. Harper Creek was fifth. Sammy Price shot a 41 for the Redhawks.
In a SMAC East and SMAC West Tournament at Stonehedge North, St. Joe finished first. Gull Lake was second and Lakeview was third. Jenna VandenBerg led Gull Lake with an 82.
Gull Lake placed first in the six-team girls cross country event, followed by Harper Creek. Delton Kellogg was fifth and Pennfield finished sixth. Gull Lake’s Lily Fell was first overall.
In boys cross country…. Gull Lake won the six-team K-Central Invite, while Delton Kellogg was fourth and Pennfield was fifth.
Lakeview lost to St. Joseph, 5-3 but beat Stevensville-Lakeshore 7-1.
Harper Creek tied Loy Norrix, 4-4.
Big 10 Season
The Michigan State Spartans open the 2014 season tomorrow against Jacksonville State. The Spartans are coming off a 13-and-1 season a year ago, including an 8-and-0 mark in Big Ten play. Broadcast time is 6pm Friday on WBCK. Tonight, it’s the Mark Dantonio show following Tiger Baseball.
The Michigan Wolverines will host Appalachian State Saturday at noon. Broadcast time is 11am on Mix 104.9 WBXX.
Sanchez gets Second Opinion
Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has been examined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who confirmed the initial diagnosis of a right pectoral strain. Manager Brad Ausmus said surgery to repair the injury has not been discussed. Ausmus also said he hopes to have the pitcher back in the rotation before the end of the regular season. Sanchez suffered a setback earlier this week when he felt some pain following a throwing session. He has been sidelined since he was taken out of his last start in Toronto on August 8th.
Stan Wawrinka is on to the third round of the U.S. Open after a victory over Thomaz Bellucci. Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych and seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov moved on to the second round of play with straight set wins.
On the women's side, two of the three top-five seeds in action advanced while fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was ousted in straight sets. Second-seeded Simona Halep moved on with a 6-2, 6-1 victory, and fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova advanced by winning the final two sets after losing the first.
Top-10 seeds Angelique Kerber, Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki also got through to the third round. Venus Williams also moved on
FIBA World Cup
Pistons Center Andre Drummond and the U.S team play their first FIBA World Cup game Saturday against Finland.