Sports: Tigers win Marathon at Wrigley
The Tigers beat the Cubs 10-8 at Wrigley Field. Ian Kinsler went five for five with a home run. Miguel Cabrera’s apparent home run in the first was ruled a double, and JD Martinez followed with a no-doubter to make it 3-0. Anthony Gose went 3 for 6 in the leadoff spot and hit a home run. Anabel Sanchez only pitched 2 1/3 innings, as rain delayed the game for two hours and 17 minutes. Six Tiger relievers finished up, surrendering 6 runs, once play resumed around 11:30pm. Buck Farmer coughed up three of those in the fifth inning as the Cubs tied the game at 6. Nick Castellanos had a two-run single and J.D. Martinez added a sacrifice fly in the tie-breaking 3-run eighth. The Tigers are still 4 ½ out of a wild card playoff spot, trailing the Angels, Orioles, Rangers, Twins and Rays. Daniel Norris starts for Detroit in Chicago tonight. Broadcast time is 7:40 on WBCK.
Dombrowski to Red Sox
Former Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has been hired by the Boston Red Sox. Last night, Red Sox officials announced Dombrowski would take over as the team's president of baseball operations. Earlier this month he was released from his contract with Detroit after nearly 14 years of service. The last-place Boston Red Sox say goodbye to general manager Ben Cherington. Dombrowski joins the Red Sox — his fifth major league club — immediately.
The Lions continue training camp as they prepare for tomorrow's preseason game against Washington. Yesterday the team announced they have waived offensive lineman Darren Keyton and cut tight end David Ausberry.
Wolverines in top-25…for Arrests!
The Michigan Wolverines football team cracked the top-25 in a poll, but probably not the poll they wanted to be in. ArrestNation.com, an aggregator that logs reported arrests for athletic teams, and found that Michigan's football program was tagged with 14 arrests/criminal citations over the past five seasons, ranking No. 19 overall nationally. Washington State was No. 1 nationally with 31.
OSU Recruit Out for a month
Former Detroit Cass Tech running back Mike Weber, who chose Ohio State over Michigan, has torn a meniscus in one of his knees, sidelining him for three to four weeks.
Danica Has New Sponsor
Danica Patrick unveiled a new sponsor and a new look. GoDaddy dropped the driver so she’s switched from green to powder blue for Nature's Bakery.
WMU Quarterback to Grand Valley
Western Michigan quarterback Cam Thomas is transferring to Grand Valley State University, Broncos coach P.J. Fleck confirmed Tuesday evening. Thomas, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound redshirt sophomore out of New Hudson, posted a photo of a GVSU football helmet on his Instagram account Tuesday with a caption, "New chapter in my life and it feels awesome!!!" He was the backup to Zach Terrell last season and was in a competition with freshman Tom Flacco in the spring and in fall camp for the backup job.
Former Wolverine and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returns to practice and lawyers for the NFL and its players union face a federal judge Wednesday after settlement talks failed to reach a deal in football's deflation scandal.
Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell along with their lawyers faced off for about four hours in New York City on Tuesday in an 11th-hour effort to strike a deal.
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman may end up deciding whether the NFL acted properly when it suspended Brady for four games to start this season.