Sports: Tigers Drop Series with Angels
The Tigers were shut out by the Angels in a 5-0 game on Sunday. Tiger starter Anibal Sanchez kept the Angels off the scoreboard thru the first five. But Tyler Skaggs shut down the Detroit offense in his six innings. Detroit was shut out for the 9th time this season. Former Tiger Jefry Marte had three RBI. Marte hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning off Sanchez. He played in 33 games with the Tigers last season. The Angels added three more runs in the sixth, on sacrifice flies by Andrelton Simmons and Marte, plus an RBI double by Nick Buss. The Tigers remain 4 ½ behind first-place Cleveland in the Central Division, but lost out on a chance to gain two games as the Tribe lost to the Rangers on Saturday and Sunday. The Tigers are two games out of Wild-Card contention. The White Sox come to Comerica Park tonight, as Matt Boyd starts against James Shields. Broadcast time is 6:45 on WBCK.
Kyle Larson took the lead on a restart with nine laps remaining and held off Chase Elliott at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday in a duel between two of NASCAR's up-and-coming standouts. Elliott had a comfortable lead before a tire problem on Michael Annett's car brought out the yellow flag. Larson had the better restart and went on to win by 1.48 seconds. Michigan resident Brad Keselowski finished third. Keselowski's Number 2 Ford failed post-race laser inspection. Larson's victory in his Number 42 Chevrolet snapped a 99-race losing streak for Chip Ganassi Racing. Larson secured a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with two races left in the regular season. Elliott remains winless, but is in solid shape to make the Chase field on points if need be.
WMU Football Arrests
Two Western Michigan football players were kicked off the team Sunday after a prosecutor announced they would face three criminal charges for allegedly pushing their way into a woman's apartment and robbing her. Linebacker Ron George and wide receiver Bryson White are accused of using a gun and knife to rob a woman about 9 p.m. Friday. Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting says if convicted on all the charges, they could face life in prison. Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck said he would have no comment.
Kapernick Won’t Stand for Anthem
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he plans to continue to sit during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games, even if it costs him his job. The biracial Kaepernick is protesting what he considers unpunished police brutality against minorities in the country by refusing to stand for the anthem.
Little League Series
Ryan Harlost struck out eight to lead Endwell, N.Y. to a 2-1 win over South Korea in the Little League World Series title game. Endwell snapped a five-year championship drought for U.S. teams on Little League's biggest stage and gave New York its first title since 1964.
The Lions' final preseason game is Thursday night as Buffalo comes to Ford Field in Detroit. Broadcast time Thursday night is 6:30pm on WBXX 104.9 The Edge. We have two tickets to that game, courtesy of Demaagd GMC Nissan. Be listening to WBCK at 7:15am Tuesday for your chance to call in and win!