Sports Roundup: Tigers sweep Tribe!
The Tigers swept the Indians with a 10-4 win Sunday in Cleveland. It was just about a month ago that the Tigers’ 10-20 slide began as they were swept by the Tribe. Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and three RBI. J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos each drove in two. Ian Kinsler was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Max Scherzer tossed six innings of one-run ball with eight strikeouts to improve to 9-and-3.Detroit won its fourth straight, to move to two-and-a-half games ahead of the Kansas City Royals in the AL Central. The Tigers continue their nine-game road trip in Texas against the Rangers tomorrow. Detroit has won four in-a-row to get to 40-and-32 on the season. Drew Smyly toes the rubber for the Tigers against Colby Lewis of the Rangers. Texas took three of four against the Tigers in late May.
The Battle Creek Bombers lost to Kenosha on Sunday, 8-3. Dakota Mekkes took the loss, giving up 5 runs, but only two were earned. The Bombers only managed one hit against three Kenosha pitchers. The Bombers are in Kenosha tonight to play the Kingfish. Battle Creek split their two games in Wisconsin Rapids.
BC Coyotes Win
The Battle Creek Coyotes (3-1) traveled to Dearborn to knock off the previously unbeaten Michigan Lightning 34-21 Saturday night. Dev Haliburton and Marcus Shafer caught TD passes from QB Jake Hart. Mike Page had a 12 yard TD run and James Snider led the Coyote defense, returning 2 interceptions for TDs. The Coyote play in Ft Wayne next weekend against the Indiana Cardinals and will return home on July 12th, The game's beneficiary is Nattaly Brown.
The US and Portugal played to a 2-2 draw in Sunday’s World Cup game. Portugal broke American hearts by pulling out a 2-2 draw against the U.S.men's national team with seconds to spare in each squad's second game at the World Cup in Brazil. The U.S.had been given the lead off a goal from Clint Dempsey in the 81st minute. Jermaine Jones hit the equalizer for the United States in the 64th minute. The US can still reach the knockout round with a win or a draw against Germany on Thursday. The U.S.can also move on with a loss as long as they beat Ghanaand Portugal on goal differential. Those two teams also play on Thursday.
Kevin Streelman birdied the final seven holes on Sunday to rally and win the Travelers Championship. Streelman closed with his second straight 6-under 64 to end at 15-under-par 265. He became the first player in PGA Tour history to birdie the final seven holes to win an event.
Michelle Wie has captured her first major championship, winning the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst Number-Two. Wie fired an even round of 70 on Sunday to finish at two-under-par for the tournament. World number-one Stacy Lewis made a charge Sunday with a 66, but finished two shots back of Wie in second place.
Carl Edwards won his first-career road-course race by capturing Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Edwards grabbed the lead from Marcos Ambrose with 25 laps to go and held on. Jeff Gordon finished second to Edwards while aiming for his record-extending sixth win at the 12-turn track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was third, followed by pole-sitter Jamie McMurray and Paul Menard. The Sprint Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night for the Quaker State 400.
Spartans land Defensive End
Michigan State football has a new member in the 2015 class. MLive reports the Spartans landed Ohio's Justice Alexander to a verbal commitment. The defensive end also had offers from Tennessee, Ball State and Toledo among others.
Anthony to Leave New York?
The Carmelo Anthony era in New York appears to be coming to an end. Sources tell Yahoo! Sports that the 30 year old Anthony will opt out of the final year of his contract with the Knicks today and become a free agent. The report indicates that "Melo" will look at opportunities with the Bulls and Rockets.
The third tennis Grand Slam of the season begins today with first-round play at Wimbledon. Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are the top seeds.
NHL Schedule Out
The 2014-15 NHL regular season schedule is out. The Red Wings begin the year with three straight home games. Detroit hosts Boston on October 9th to get things underway and again on October 15th to end the stretch. The preseason starts September 22nd against Pittsburgh.