Sports Roundup: Tigers Win. Play Royals today.
The Tigers beat the Giants last night 6-1. Detroit rookie Kyle Lobstein earned his first major league win and has a 2.11 ERA in three starts since replacing the injured Anibal Sanchez. He allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings, giving up four hits and two walks and striking out three. Torii Hunter, getting a rare chance to face a starting pitcher older than he is, had three hits against Tim Hudson. Miguel Cabrera homered for the third time in two days. Victor Martinez had a big hit to knock in a run. He’s hitting .335. The Tigers are a half-game behind Seattle in the wild card race, and two behind Kansas City in the Central Division. The Tigers host the Royals today. Justin Verlander will pitch for Detroit. Broadcast time is 3:40 on WBCK.
The Lions play the New York Giants at Ford Field in Detroit tonight. It's Detroit's first regular-season game under new coach Jim Caldwell. It's also the first time the Lions have opened the season on a Monday night since 1971. We’ll have the Lions’ pre-game show tonight, following Tiger baseball on WBCK.
FIBA World Cup
Team USA is 6-0 in basketball’s World Cup after beating Mexico. They play again tomorrow night against Slovenia in a quarterfinal game
Serena Williams has capped her third straight U.S. Open title by downing Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-3.
On the men's side, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic battle in the final at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.
Billy Horschel has won the PGA's BMW Championship by shooting a final round 1-under-69 to finish 14-under-par. Runnerup Bubba Watson was two shots back. The top 30 finishers in the event are advancing to the Tour Championship next week for a shot at the $10 million bonus.
Battle Creek Coyotes in 2nd Round Saturday
Battle Creek Coyotes season ended Saturday as they lost to the Michigan Lightning 20-8.
Sunday was "Derek Jeter Day" in New York. Retiring Yankee captain Derek Jeter was honored before Sunday's game against the Royals, with the festivities lasting nearly an hour. Among those on hand were NBA legend Michael Jordan, baseball Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr., Reggie Jackson and Joe Torre, plus new commissioner Rob Manfred. Jeter was presented with numerous gifts, including a check for 222-thousand-222-dollars and 22 cents for his Turn 2 Foundation. The Yankees also unveiled a 30-foot banner of the 40-year-old shortstop, and three NASA astronauts tipped their cap to Jeter from space.
It wasn’t a good start for Big Ten Football teams. Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State all were soundly defeated Saturday on national TV.
The Spartans fell from 6th to 13th in this week's "USA Today" top-25 Coaches' Poll. MSU hosts Eastern Michigan a week from Saturday. Michigan is back home to host the Miami Red Hawks this Saturday.
Athlete of the Week
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