Sports: Tigers Tailspin Continues
The Detroit Tigers were blasted again in Toronto as the Blue Jays finished off a three game series sweep with a 9-2 victory. The Blue Jays slugged four home runs, all in the first four innings to send the Tigers to a fourth straight defeat. Over the three games in the series, the Tigers were outscored 29-6. Alfredo Simon took the loss, giving up 6 earned runs over 5 innings of work. The Tigers travel to Kansas City for three starting Tuesday. Broadcast time is 7:40 on WBCK.
Cubs’ Arrieta No Hitter
Chicago Cubs hurler Jake Arrieta tossed a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was the first no hitter of Arrieta's career. It also marked the second time in nine days that the Dodgers have been no hit, the last time by Houston's Mike Fiers.
The Detroit Lions are preparing for the preseason finale against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on Thursday night. The past Friday, Matthew Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions knocked off the Jacksonville Jaguars 22-17. With the win, the Lions upped their preseason mark to 2-1.
There are just 3 days until Jim Harbaugh makes his Wolverines coaching debut as Michigan opens the season Thursday at Utah. Michigan State plays the Friday night at Western Michigan. There won’t be any standing room tickets for the WMU-MSU game. Citing accessibility issues and safety concerns from the fire marshal, Western Michigan University will not be selling standing room only tickets for the grassy hill areas at Waldo Stadium for the game. WMU still has some tickets available for the game, but they are only available through season ticket packages.
Central hosts Oklahoma State on Thursday and Eastern hosts Old Dominion on r Saturday.
The reigning PGA Championship winner, Jason Day, shot a blistering 62 in the final round and blew away the field to win The Barclays. It was Day's fourth win of the season and his second straight. Day finished 19-under-par, six shots ahead of Henrik Stenson who finished second. The Barclays is the first of four FedExCup Playoff events with the playoffs continuing next week with the Deutsche Bank Championship.
US Open Opens
The US Open begins today in Flushing Meadows, New York. Serena Williams is favored to win the final grand slam event of the year. Maria Sharapova has pulled out for the second time in three years because of a lingering right leg injury.
Scully to do one more Year
The 2016 major league baseball season will likely mark the final for legendary LA Dodgers announcer Vin Scully. Scully has announced dodgers games since 1950, back when they still called Brooklyn their home.
Deflategate Back in Court
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are expected in court after failing to settle the "Deflategate" scandal. Both sides are to appear before a federal court judge in Manhattan Monday for a status conference. The dispute centers on the legality of the NFL's four-game suspension of Brady after Goodell concluded he conspired with Patriots ball handlers to deflate footballs at January's AFC championship game victory. The NFL Players Association has asked the judge to void the suspension. Federal Judge Richard Berman has urged both sides to agree to a deal. He warned the NFL earlier this month he can erase Brady's suspension if it fails to negotiate a deal. Berman has said he hopes to decide the case by Sept. 4 if there's no settlement.