Sports: Tigers beat Yanks 12-4
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
The Tigers beat the Yankees 12-4 Sunday in New York. J.D. Martinez homered three times and knocked in six runs. Victor Martinez also went deep and drove in four to help Detroit salvage the finale of the three-game set. Anibal Sanchez threw seven innings of three-run ball to improve to 6-and-7. Detroit ended a four-game losing streak yesterday to move above .500 at 35-and-34. The Tigers visit the Cleveland Indians tonight for a three-game series. Kyle Ryan takes the hill for Detroit. Hear it at 6:40 p.m. on WBCK.
The Bombers beat LaCrosse 5-4 at C.O. Brown, winning two games in a row for the first time since May. Their overall record on the season is 12-14. They go for the sweep tonight in Battle Creek.
Nationals pitcher and former Tiger Max Scherzer has thrown the second no-hitter of the MLB season. Scherzer struck out 10 and walked none in a 6-0 win over the Pirates in Washington on Saturday. Scherzer lost his bid for a perfect game when he hit pinch-hitter Jose Tabata with two outs and two strikes in the top of the ninth.
The Battle Creek Coyotes football team beat the Grand Rapids Thunder, 49-0. Saturday. Jeremy Mack and Devington Lee Halliburton each scored three touchdowns for the Coyotes, while the defense forced six turnovers and earned their second shutout of the season. The Coyotes will be back home this weekend after three straight road games. The Coyotes will take on the Northwest Ohio Knights at 7 p.m. at Athens HS, and our beneficiary will be Luke Lamson, an Athens native, who is battling his way back from a tractor accident in December.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh put on the "Ann Arbor Aerial Assault" quarterback camp at the Big House on Saturday. In addition to high school prospects, the two QBs battling it out for the starting job with the Wolverines for the upcoming season were there. Lefty Shane Morris and Iowa transfer Jake Rudock spoke to the media and both stated they hope to win the job.
Jordan Spieth birdied the final hole to win the 115th U.S. Open on Sunday. Spieth carded a one-under 69 in the final round to finish five-under for the championship and finished one shot better than Dustin Johnson, who squandered a chance to both win or force an 18-hole playoff by three-putting the 18th. The 21-year-old Spieth is the youngest player to win the U.S. Open since Bobby Jones in 1923. He will head into next month's British Open halfway to golf's Grand Slam after also winning the Masters in April. No player has ever won all four modern majors in the same calendar year.
The week of the 2015 NBA Draft has arrived. It takes place Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Pistons have the eighth overall pick in the first round and the 38th selection in the second round.
Draymond Green Home this Saturday
Former Michigan State Spartan and Saginaw native Draymond Green will be in his hometown this Saturday to celebrate his team's NBA Championship win. On Saturday afternoon, a parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by a party at 9 p.m.
College World Series
It's Virginia and Vanderbilt for the 2015 College World Series, which kicks off on Monday with the first of a possible three contests between the programs.
Grand Rapids Griffins name Todd Nelson new coach
The Detroit Red Wings on Friday named Todd Nelson the new head coach of the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins. Nelson, 46, becomes the 10th head coach in Griffins franchise history after splitting the 2014-15 season in head-coaching roles with the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL) and the Edmonton Oilers (NHL).