Sports: Tigers 0-10 vs. Cleveland this season
The Tigers lost in Cleveland 5-3, losing their 10th of the season against the first-place Tribe. The Tigers still haven’t beaten them this season. Daniel Norris started for Detroit and left the game in the third inning with a strained oblique and goes on the disabled list. The Tigers were down 2-0 in the fifth, but scored three in the middle innings to tie it at 3. Nick Castellanos and Steven Moya homered for Detroit. But in the 7th, Mike Napoli hit a Bruce Rondon pitch into the left-field bleachers, helping the Indians to their 12th straight win at home. Rondon takes the loss.
The game ended when Jose Iglesias bounced into a double play. Iglesias was called safe at first, but it was reversed after a replay review. Cleveland has outscored Detroit 65-23 this season and the Indians now lead the Tigers by 6 1/2 games in the AL Central. Game two is tonight at 6:45 on WBCK. Right-hander Anibal Sanchez will start for the Tigers.
Zimmerman to the DL
The Tigers have placed right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, who was scheduled to start tonight against Cleveland, on the 15-day disabled list with a right neck strain. Zimmermann is 9-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 15 starts. He won his first five starts of the season and is 4-4 in 10 starts since. The move is retroactive to July 1. The Tigers announced the move about two hours before Monday night's game. Tuesday. Right-hander Dustin Molleken was called up from Triple-A Toledo.
The Battle Creek Bombers beat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, 4-1, Monday afternoon at C.O. Brown Stadium. The win snapped a two-game losing streak and stops the Rafters from clinching the first-half South division crown at least for now. The Bombers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth as Daniel Jipping continued his hot hitting with a one-out double, scoring on Ryan Dorow's RBI single. In the fifth, a walk and three-straight singles by Dorow, Nick Podkul and Alejandro Gomez to made it a 4-0 ballgame. Bombers' starter Tommy Parsons shut down the Rafters through six innings as he worked around seven hits and didn't allow a run. Parsons moves to 4-1 on the year for Battle Creek. With the win the Bombers move to 18-17 on the year. Wisconsin Rapids takes a 23-12 record into tonight’s game at C.O. Brown Stadium.
Durant to Warriors
The most coveted free agent in professional basketball reveals his next move.
Kevin Durant is leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to join Steph Curry, Clay Thompson, Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors. It’s a two-year, $54 million contract that includes a player option. The agreement comes after Durant helped Oklahoma City take a three-games-to-one lead over the Warriors in the Western Conference finals before Golden State rallied to win the series. The 27-year-old Durant is a four-time NBA scoring champ and the 2014 league MVP who has averaged 27 points and seven rebounds over nine seasons.
Reports say the Mavericks have agreed to acquire Andrew Bogut (BOH'-gut) with the Warriors trying to clear salary cap space to add Durant. The person also said the Mavericks are set to sign Harrison Barnes, who will become an unrestricted free agent after Golden State renounces his rights to clear further cap room.
A person with knowledge of the situation tells the AP that the Spurs have agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal with veteran forward Pau Gasol after failing to get Kevin Durant.
Pistons Gbinije Out of Summer League
Detroit Pistons rookie Michael Gbinije will miss the rest of summer league with a sprained right ankle. Gbinije, a 6-foot-7 guard drafted in the second round last month by the Pistons, was hoping to play in the Olympics for Nigeria. It's not clear how this injury might affect those plans; a spokesman for the Pistons said Monday the only thing that's been determined is that Gbinije will miss the remainder of the Orlando summer league.
Top seed Serena and eighth seed Venus Williams have moved into the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with straight set wins. Seven-time champ and third seed Roger Federer also advanced, tying Jimmy Connors' record of 14 Wimbledon quarterfinal appearances. American Sam Querrey followed up his upset of top seed Novak Djokovic with a three-set win over Nicolas Mahut. Andy Murray made it back into the Wimbledon quarterfinals, beating Nick Kyrgios. Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, has reached at least the quarterfinals every year since 2008. The second-seeded Murray will next face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Brad Keselowski won the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona on Saturday.
Dustin Johnson won the PGA's Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.
Woman Becomes Youngest to Make U.S. Olympic Track Team Since 1980
Vashti Cunningham, 18, qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in the high jump on Sunday, becoming the youngest athlete to make the American track and field team in 36 years. Cunningham, the daughter of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, finished second behind Chaunte Lowe at the U.S. trials ahead of the Rio Summer Olympics with a 6-foot-5 1/2-inch jump. Cunningham is the reigning indoor world champion, and is tied for the year’s highest international jump this year, at 6 feet 6 1/4 inches.
The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to our neck of the woods on Saturday July 9th at the Gilmore Car Museum! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever created. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice! Registration fee is $65.00 in advance and $75.00 on the day of the event. By the way….On July 9th, spectators are free – so bring your friends and family!