Sports Roundup: Tigers Sweep the Tribe
The Tigers swept the Indians with a 6-4 win on Sunday. They’ve won 6 of their last 7. J.D. Martinez and Ian Kinsler homered and Torii Hunter had two hits and an RBI. The Tigers scored their 5th run on an odd play when Cleveland reliever C. Lee grooved one past his catcher on what was supposed to be an intentional walk. Phil Coke picked up the win in relief and Joe Nathan closed it out for his 32nd save.
Justin Verlander left with two runners on and two outs in the sixth. Both came home against reliever Blaine Hardy, on an infield single and a hit batter. Kansas City lost to Boston so the Tigers are in first place with a 1 ½ game lead. The Tigers are in Minnesota tonight. Max Scherzer gets the start for the Tigers. Broadcast time is 7:45 on WBCK.
The Lions lost 24-7 in North Carolina against the Panthers. Cam Newton hit Jason Avant with a 14-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter to put the Carolina Panthers ahead for good. Matthew Stafford threw for 291 yards, but the Lions had three turnovers and were sacked four times. Calvin Johnson made six grabs for 83 yards…..but dropped a pass in the end zone. Fullback Jed Collins scored the Lions lone touchdown
Rookie kicker Nate Friese missed two first half field goals. Detroit hosts Green Bay this Sunday. The Philadelphia Eagles head to Indianapolis to take on the Colts on "Monday Night Football."
Hardy Sits on Sunday
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera decided to bench defensive end Greg Hardy before their game against Detroit. Rivera defended his late decision to make Hardy inactive by saying the "climate has changed" in the NFL and the team "has to get this right." Hardy was convicted in July of assault on a female and communicating threats, a ruling that he's appealing.
FIBA World Cup
Kyrie Irving drained all six of his three-pointers and scored 26 points as the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 in the Basketball World Cup…their 63rd straight win.
Michigan State is coming off a bye week. The Spartans moved up two spots in this week's coaches' poll to 11th. MSU will be back in action this Saturday at home against Eastern Michigan. You could win one of three pair of tickets to the game at wbckfm dot com. Just go there now and a couple of clicks and you’re registered! We’ll announce the winners next Wednesday.
On Sunday, three former MSU quarterbacks had good days to lead their teams to wins. Brian Hoyer started for Cleveland, Drew Stanton got the last minute start for Arizona, and Kirk Cousins was pressed into action for Washington.
Florida State and Alabama are still one-two in the latest "USA Today" college football top-25 poll.
The Red Wings held Hockeyfest 2014 over the weekend at Joe Louis Arena. Hundreds of fans turned out for the event. The Wings open training camp this week. They play their first preseason game a week from today against Pittsburgh. The regular season begins October 9th.
Brad Keselowski drove the number-two car to victory lane at Chicagoland Speedway in the first race of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup. Its Keselowski’s fifth win of the season. Dating in the workplace can lead to occasional awkward moments. Especially when it's speed dating. With 10 laps to go in yesterday's race, Danica Patrick got sent into the wall by her boyfriend, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in car 17.
The Chase heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway next Sunday.
Billy Horschel pulled away with a two-under 68 to earn a three-shot victory at the Tour Championship and capture the FedEx Cup. Horschel finished 11-under-par for the week and earns the ten-million-dollar bonus that comes with winning the FedEx Cup. On Friday, Rory McIlroy hit a drive at the Tour Championship in Atlanta that hit a tree . . . and then landed in a fan's pocket. Luckily the fan stayed where he was, so all Rory had to do was take the ball from him, drop it, and he didn't get penalized. Then he made par, but ended up finishing the tournament in second place.
Hyo-Joo Kim won the Evian Championship ---her first on the LPGA Tour. Kim becomes the third-youngest major winner at 19 years, two months.
Norman almost cuts off hand
Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand. The Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur was cutting back trees in his South Florida home when the weight of a branch pulled his left hand toward the chain saw. Norman said doctors told him it missed his artery by a fraction of an inch.
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