Sports: Tigers Salvage a Win in K.C.
The Tigers salvaged one win in Kansas City with a come-from-behind 7-4 win over the Royals. The Tigers took the early lead on a base hit by Nick Castellanos, but the Royals scored two in the third and fourth off Tigers lefty Daniel Norris. No team has come back in the 8th inning or later against the Royals this season, but in the eighth, they loaded the bases on a Jose Iglecias bunt. Ian Kinsler had the big hit to tie it at 4.
The Tigers kept scratching out runs to take the lead. Starter Daniel Norris did not figure in the decision, giving up four runs, three earned, on six hits while walking thee and striking out two in six and one third innings. Neftali Feliz got the win and Bruce Rondon notched his second save of the season. The Tigers are 13-and-a-half games behind the first-place Royals. They’re 4 ½ out of Wild Card contention, with six teams ahead of them. The Tigers are off today as they travel to Houston for a weekend series with the Astros. Alfredo Simon pitches against Astros ace Dallas Kuechel. Broadcast time is Friday night at 7:45 on WBCK. Miguel Cabrera is scheduled to come off of the disabled list tomorrow. He’s never been on the disabled list before and was batting .350 with 15 homers and 54 RBI when the calf injury took him out on the fourth of July. The Tigers are 13-and-20 in Cabrera's absence.
Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is the fourth pitcher to throw a no-hitter this Major League Baseball season. Iwakuma held the Baltimore Orioles' offense silent for the full 27 outs as the M's won 3-0 at Safeco Field. He struck out seven and walked three batters. It is the first no-hitter for Seattle since Felix Hernandez's perfect game on August 15th, 2012, and second by a Japanese player in the major leagues.
The Lions start the preseason tonight at Ford Field against the Jets. Coaches will be watching this year's draft picks including guard Laken Tomlinson and running back Ameer Abdullah. Former Lions running back Barry Sanders says he thinks Abdullah has big-play mentality and he should be a nice fit for the offense. The Jets will be without starting quarterback Geno Smith, who is out for at least six weeks after his jaw was broken in a locker room incident earlier this week. Ryan Fitzpatrick will replace Smith for New York tonight. Broadcast time is 6:30 p.m. on WBCK.
Brady Case to Court
The "Deflategate" saga entered a courtroom on Wednesday. Both Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell were in front of federal judge Richard M. Berman, who repeatedly asked a league lawyer about direct evidence that would implicate the Patriot quarterback. No agreement was reached after the seven-and-a-half hour settlement conference.
Michigan State Football practiced in full pads for the first time on Wednesday. Michigan State fifth-year senior linebacker Ed Davis is out for the season after injuring his knee during Wednesday's practice. Davis will have surgery to repair the injury and head coach Mark Dantonio says while he still has an important role on the team, he may be able to qualify for a sixth year of eligibility. In 2014 Davis had a career-high 58 tackles and this year was a preseason All-Big Ten selection. The Spartans open the season on September 4 at WMU, and then host Oregon the following week.
The Battle Creek Coyotes will travel to play the No. 1 Seed, Michiana Thunderhawks, for the MLFA North Conference's Midwest Division Championship next Saturday at 4 p.m.
Nascar heads to Michigan this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400.
The season's final major gets underway today as the PGA Championship tees off at Whistling Straits…..near Kohler Wisconsin. Tiger Woods will be hoping for a bold new look. World number-one and defending champion Rory McIlroy will return to action for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in early July.
Calhoun County Amateur
More than 100 golfers will compete in this weekend’s 38th annual Calhoun County Amateur Golf Championship at Binder Park Golf Course.
The Cal-Am tournament has three age divisions: 49 and younger, a Seniors Division for golfers age 50-69, and the Super Seniors for the over 70 crowd.