The Tigers hung on for a 6-5 win over the Royals in Kansas City.  The Tigers scored first as a Royals miscue allowed Anthony Gose to get to third for Miguel Cabrera.  A clutch hit from Jose Iglecias made it 3-0. Ian Kinsler homered and drove in three runs.  Justin Verlander tossed his fifth straight quality start and limited the Royals to seven hits and four runs but just two earned, over 6 2-3 innings.  Johnny Cueto, who the Royals acquired in a July 26 trade with  Cincinnati, allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings to take the loss.  Royals’ All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox and will likely miss a couple of weeks.  In roster moves, the Tigers recalled left-hander Kyle Ryan and catcher Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.  Randy Wolf starts for the Tigers tonight.  Broadcast time is 7:45 on WBCK.


The Lions wrap up the preseason against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on Thursday night. The Lions made their final three cuts to get to the NFL roster limit of 75 on Tuesday. Released were LB Justin Cherocci, WR Andrew Peacock and TE Jacob Maxwell.

College Football

Tomorrow night Jim Harbaugh makes his Wolverines coaching debut as Michigan opens the season at Utah.   Jake Rudock and Shane Morris were listed as co-No. 1 quarterbacks on the depth chart released Monday. Harbaugh says that Rudock and Morris know which one of them will start against the Utes, but so far he’s not saying who it will be.

Michigan State plays the Friday night at Western Michigan.  The Spartans are 18 point favorites.  This will be the 15th meeting between the two schools, with MSU holding a 12-2 advantage.

Central hosts Oklahoma State on Thursday and Eastern hosts Old Dominion on Saturday.


Olivet beat Perry in three.

Union City hosted a tri-meet and beat Colon and Climax-Scotts.   Haley Harty with 9 kills.

Climax-Scotts beat Colon.  Emily Wager had 8 kills.

Boys Tennis

Zeeland East 7. Lakeview 1.

US Open

Roger Federer and Andy Murray are rolling into the second round at the U.S. Open. Other Tuesday winners on the men's side include Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and John Isner. American Donald Young also rallied from a two-set deficit to win.  On the women's side, Caroline Wozniacki cruised, Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova all advance.

Olympic Bid

It looks like with Boston out, Los Angeles will be the US Olympic Committee's bid to host the games in 20-24.  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says his city is "the world's greatest stage" as it prepares to compete for the 2024 Summer Olympics, calling it "a quest that Los Angeles was made for." The last time the Summer Games were held in America was in Atlanta 19 years ago. The International Olympic Committee won’t pick the host city until about two years from now.

Deflategate in Court

The judge in the Tom Brady - Roger Goodell face-off is promising a decision by Friday - but could be as early as today.  If he rules against Brady - experts say Brady will probably appeal and it could drag on for another year.