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The Tigers blew another chance to beat the White Sox and lost the series after Wednesday’s 7-4 loss. The Tigers stuck early against Sox starter Luis Quintana as Justin Upton connected on a three run homer. But the Sox tied it up in the third against Anibal Sanchez.  In the 7th, the Tigers went ahead on a clutch ground rule double by Jose Iglesias. But as the ball left the field, Casey McGee had to stop at third and the Tigers ended up with one run.  Bruce Rondon and Alex Wilson were effective in relief, but Shane Greene and Justin Wilson were not. Jose Abreu led off the eighth with a single for his third hit and scored on Justin Morneau's double. Avisail Garcia hit a go-ahead single against his former team in a four-run eighth inning. Tyler Saladino and Adam Eaton added RBI singles.  The start was delayed 40 minutes for a threat of thunderstorms that never arrived on a steamy day with the heat index approaching 100 degrees.   The Tigers are off today and head home to play Baltimore on Friday.  They trail first place Cleveland by 5 ½ games and squandered a chance to move into a tie with Baltimore for the second wild card.

Super Bowl Rematch Tonight

It’s Carolina at Denver tonight in a rematch of Super Bowl 50.  Despite Tom Brady’s four game suspension, odds makers like the New England Patriots for this year’s Super Bowl 51 Championship.

Tennis

The women's semifinals highlight today's U.S. Open schedule following yesterday's victories by top seed Serena Williams and No. 10 Karolina Pliskova. In tonight’s other semifinal match, No. 2 Angelique Kerber faces unseeded Caroline Wozniacki.

NASCAR

Ryan Newman's championship hopes have taken a hit after NASCAR docked him 15 points before the final qualifying race for the playoffs. Newman was penalized for failing post-race inspection at Darlington Raceway on Sunday night. That drops him 22 points back of Jamie McMurray for the 16th and final spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff.

Volleyball

Gull Lake 3, St. Joseph 0.

Bronson 3, White Pigeon 0.  Jill Pyles with 6 aces and 5 kills.

Cross Country

Lakeview's Maggie Farrell finished first in the girls All-City Cross Country race at Pennfield High School.   Farrell had a time of 17 minutes, 59 seconds.  Harper Creek finished second, followed by St. Philip in third and host Pennfield in fourth.

In the Boys’ race…. Harper Creek junior Tommy Shaw led the Beavers to winning the city title for the first time in six years.   Lakeview was second, followed by St. Philip in third and host Pennfield in fourth.

Boys Soccer

Marshall 2, Sturgis 1.   Cody Clapper had a goal and an assist.

Boys’ Tennis

Western 7, Marshall 1.

Coldwater 8, Pennfield 0.

Lumen Christi 5, Harper Creek 3.

Notre Dame Names QB

DeShone Kizer will start at quarterback for Number 18 Notre Dame against Nevada on Saturday. Kizer said Kelly met with him Wednesday and told him he won the job.   Kelly did not talk with the media on Wednesday following Sunday night's 50-47 double overtime loss at Texas.

Michigan Football

Michigan will host Central Florida on Saturday in Ann Arbor.  Broadcast time is 11am on 104.9 The Edge.

WMU Football

Coming off a 22-21 win at Northwestern, WMU will host North Carolina Central on Saturday night at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo.

MSU Football

Michigan State is off this week and plays at Notre Dame on Saturday night 9/17.

Lions

The Lions open the season on Sunday at Indianapolis.  WBCK will have the game right after the Tigers-Orioles game.

High School Football

Two games on this weeks’ High School football radio broadcast schedule: BC Central @ Lakeview on Friday night at 6:35 PM.   St. Philip plays Tekonsha on Saturday night.