Tigers 

The Tigers slipped back into second place by a game after a 3-0 loss to Kansas City. Detroit managed only 2 hits against starter James Shields, who struck out 8.  Rick Porcello went 6 2/3 innings and gave up 2 runs.  He struck out 7 but gave up 7 hits and took the loss. Joachim Soria returned from the DL, and was tagged with a triple by Lorenzo Cain that led to the Royals’ third run. Reliever Phil Coke left the game with back spasms after trying to field a bunt that left the bases loaded with nobody out in the 8th.   But Al Albuquerque got them out of that jam.  Detroit stays a half game ahead of Seattle for the final wild-card spot in the AL.  The Tigers are off today and start a weekend series with Cleveland in Detroit on Friday.   David Price gets the start for the Tigers.  Broadcast time is 6:40 on WBCK.

(Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)


Iglesias…remember him?

Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has been cleared for lower-body rehab and conditioning. Iglesias was shut down for the season in spring training, when stress fractures were found in both legs.  Meanwhile, pitcher Anibal Sanchez, who has been sidelined with a pectoral muscle strain, had a light-tossing session yesterday as he works his way back to the rotation.

FIBA World Cup

The US national team will take a 61-game winning streak in international competition into the semifinal match-up against Lithuania today in what is predicted to be their first significant test of the tournament.  The bronze medal game is on Saturday and the gold medal game on Sunday.

Lions

The Detroit Lions are on the road Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. The season is over for Lions tackle Corey Hilliard after the team placed him on injured reserve yesterday. Hilliard suffered a foot injury in the third quarter of Detroit's opener against the New York Giants on Monday.  Hilliard finished the game after starting tackle LaAdrian Waddle left with a calf injury.  Waddle sat out of practice yesterday. To replace Hilliard on the roster, the Lions re-signed offensive lineman Garret Reynolds.
Thursday Night Football

The Ravens will look to put distractions of Ray Rice's release behind them when they welcome the hated Steelers to M&T Bank Stadium for a Thursday night AFC North clash.

Volleyball

Harper Creek beat Jackson NW 3-0.  Olivia Leson with 16 kills; Charley Andrews had seven kills and four aces.

Pennfield beat Parma Western in 3. Alexis Stephens with nine kills; Aubrey Ritter had seven aces.

Delton Kellogg 3, K-Christian 0 Faith Ferris with 13 kills and six blocks; Hannah Walker had 22 assists.

Girls’ Swimming

BC Central 101, Loy Norrix 75.

Boys' Soccer

Jackson NW 3, Harper Creek 0.

Rice Investigation

The NFL says former FBI director Robert Mueller will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. The league says the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers with Mueller having access to all NFL records.

Athlete of the Week

Ismael Bautista-Trejo, this week's Meijer/WBCK Athlete of the Week!  Ismael is a senior on the Battle Creek Central Bearcats' soccer team. He had three goals and two assists in win over Harper Creek last week.  Bautista-Trejo is also the kicker for the Bearcats' varsity football squad.

Go on line to nominate a high school athlete for our “Meijer Athlete of the Week”   Go to wbckfm.com and click on Athlete of the week.

Win $100 from Finleys

You can win a $100 Tailgate Party Package from Finley’s Grill & Smokehouse for this Friday’s games!   Go to WBCK FM Dot Com and Register today.

College Football

Michigan is home to host the Miami Red Hawks this Saturday.  MSU has a bye week and host Eastern Michigan a week from Saturday.

High School Football

Battle Creek Central vs. Lakeview.  Catch the action on WBCK-FM at 6:35pm!

Jackson Lumen Christi vs. Harper Creek (Harper Creek 1-1)

Coldwater vs. Pennfield (Pennfield 0-2)

Athens vs. Union City (Athens 0-2, Union City 2-0)

Bellevue vs. Colon (Bellevue 0-2)

Cassopolis vs. Bronson (Bronson 0-2)

Adrian Lenawee Christian vs. Climax-Scotts (Climax-Scotts 2-0)

Kalamazoo United vs. Delton (Delton 1-1)

Galesburg-Augusta vs. Napoleon (Galesburg-Augusta 1-1)

Mattawan vs. Gull Lake (Gull Lake 1-1)

Hastings vs. Hamilton (Hastings 0-2)

Concord vs. Homer (Homer 2-0)

Lakewood-Lake Odessa vs. Maple Valley (Maple Valley 0-2)

Parma Western vs. Marshall (Marshall 0-2)

Olivet vs. Perry (Olivet 1-1)

Jonesville vs. Quincy (Quincy 2-0)

Saturday, September 13th

Tekonsha vs. St. Philip (Tekonsha 0-2, St. Philip 2-0)