Tigers

The Tigers lost to the Royals 12-1 in Kansas City.    The Royals scored in each of the first five innings including five in the fourth and three in the fifth. Randy Wolf started for the Tigers gave up 8 earned runs in 3 2/3 innings to fall to 0-3.  Royals’ starter Yordano Ventura struck out 11 Tigers and gave up just one run on 5 hits. The 24-year-old with the 100 mph fastball has not allowed more than two earned runs in his last five outings, and is 6-0 since his last defeat July 20 against Pittsburgh.  Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was tossed by third base umpire Gary Cederstrom after striking out in the third inning.  Tonight, Matt Boyd starts for Detroit against Edison Volquez for KC.  We’ll join the Tigers’ after High School Football tonight on WBCK.

Lions

The Lions wrap up the preseason against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on tonight.  With the top of the roster already in place, most starters will see very limited, if any, action. That allows opportunities for the players battling to make the roster to make an impact on Jim Caldwell and the coaching staff.  Kickoff is 7:30pm Eastern.

College Football

Tonight the Michigan Wolverines open 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.

Broadcast time is 7:30pm  on WBXX 104.9.

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.  Broadcast time Friday is 5:30pm on WBCK.

Central hosts Oklahoma State tonight at 7.    (Eastern hosts Old Dominion on Saturday.)

 

High School Football

Pennfield hosts Parma Western

Homer at Athens

Gull Lake is at St. Joseph

Battle Creek Central at Benton Harbor

St. Phillip hosts Litchfield

Harper Creek at Jackson Northwest

Delton-Kellogg hosts Hartford

Galesburg-Augusta hosts Bloomingdale

Parchment at Maple Valley

Marshall hosts Coldwater

Olivet at Middleville

Tekonsha at Webberville

Lakeview hosts Portage Central.   6:35 on WBCK.

Friday…

Climax-Scotts is at Colon

Volleyball

Lakeview beat Kalamazoo Central, Gobles and Schoolcraft to improve to 10-4 on the season. Emily Eldridge and Sidney Schiller with 19 kills apiece.

Springport beat Bellevue 3-1.

Boys’ Soccer

Marshall and B.C. Central battled to a scoreless tie.

Plainwell 4, Harper Creek 0

St. Joseph 3, Lakeview 1.

Leslie 8, Maple Valley 0.

Boys Tennis

Parma Western 8, Pennfield 0

US Open

Novak Djokovic won his match to advance to the third round of the US Open.   Top seed Serena Williams also won to move into the third round.

Deflategate in Court

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

Golf

The second of four FedExCup Playoff events gets underway Friday with the Deutsche Bank Championship.   Up for grabs are 2,000 FedExCup points and a share of 8 ¼ million dollars.  The winner gets about 1 ½ million.