The Tigers managed a weekend split with the Red Sox, after a 10-5 win on Sunday in Detroit.  Boston’s Henry Owens didn't find out he was pitching until late Saturday night and didn't arrive in Detroit until the early hours of Sunday morning. He started out well, but the key hit for the Tigers came in the 3rd when JD Martinez hit an outside changeup down the first base line.  Justin Upton then hit the first of a pair of three-run homers.  Upton came into the game hitting .228 this season, and was 3 for 35 with 11 strikeouts in his last 10 games. Both of his homers cleared the bullpens before landing deep in the left-field seats.  Erick Aybar had three hits for the Tigers.  Justin Verlander (13-7) allowed one run on three hits in six innings.   The Tigers won for just the fourth time in 14 games, and went 2-5 on their stay at Comerica Park. They’re 7 games behind first-place Cleveland and 2 ½ out of the Wild Card race.   The Tigers are off today and head to Minnesota for a game on Tuesday.  Anibal Sanchez will start for Detroit.   Broadcast time is 6:45 on WBCK.


The US finished with 121 Olympic medals, the most since the Soviet boycotted games in 1984.   The US finished with 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze.

Team USA won gold in both men’s and women’s basketball.

The U.S. women's 4x100-meter relay team won the gold medal again on Friday, after setting the world record four years ago in London.  This was after they nearly missed qualifying on Thursday because they dropped the baton, but then got a second chance after appealing on the grounds that a Brazilian runner interfered with them.

Team USA won the women's 4x400 relay on Saturday.  We've now won the gold medal six straight times in that event.

20-year-old Kyle Snyder won the gold medal in freestyle wrestling on Sunday, and became the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history.

The American men won the 4x400 relay on Saturday night.

Usain Bolt finished his triple-triple on Friday, when he helped the Jamaicans win gold in the 4x100-meter relay.

American Paul Chelimo finished second in the men's 5000-meter race on Saturday.  And then while they were interviewing him afterwards, the news came in that he had been disqualified . . . so NBC told him on live TV that he had just lost his silver medal.  Luckily it was reinstated on appeal.

Matt Centrowitz won the gold medal for the U.S. in the 1500-meter race on Saturday.  He's the first American to win the event at the Olympics in 108 years.

Swimmer Punishments

More punishment is ahead for Ryan Lochte and three other US swimmers...after lying about being robbed in Brazil. He wouldn't give specifics yet...but US Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun tells a news conference in Rio now that they have a clearer picture of what happened, something's in store for the four athletes.  Lochte and the others have been apologizing for lying. They claimed they had been robbed and held at gunpoint...when in reality, they had vandalized a gas station bathroom, and a guard took out a gun, and demanded they pay for the damages.


Si Woo Kim has earned his first career PGA victory by capturing the Wyndham Championship by five shots over Luke Donald. The 21-year-old South Korean player closed with a 3-under 67 to finish at 21-under 259 at Sedgefield Country Club, tying the tournament 72-hole record set by Carl Pettersson in 2008.

Nascar-Harvick wins at Bristol

Kevin Harvick passed Denny Hamlin for the lead with 70 laps to go and stayed in front until he saw the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway.   Harvick led 128 laps for his second Sprint Cup victory of the season and his second at the high-banked, half-mile concrete bullring. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was second, followed by Denny Hamlin.   The finish was postponed until Sunday when rains halted the race after just 48 laps the day before.

College Rankings

Alabama is No. 1 in The AP college football preseason. Clemson is ranked second. Oklahoma is third, followed by Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, Stanford, Tennessee and Notre Dame.  MSU is ranked 12th.

Notre Dame Player Kicked off the team

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he has kicked starting safety Max Redfield off the team and suspended reserve cornerback Devin Butler indefinitely after they were arrested in separate incidents. The St. Joseph County prosecutor's office has said Butler faces possible charges of resisting law enforcement and battery to a police officer, both felonies, after he allegedly punched a police officer and slammed him to the ground outside a bar.  Kelly says four others arrested with Redfield after state police say they found marijuana and a loaded handgun inside their car are subject to internal discipline. He also said in a statement released Sunday the players could still face additional discipline from the university.  Kelly said he made the decisions after meeting with all six players and talking with team leaders. He said the players' conduct fell short of what the university expects from those who represent the team.


Game 3 of the pre-season for the Lions is a week from Saturday at Baltimore.   The season starts September 11th at Indianapolis.