Sports: Tigers’ Verlander Loses Again
The Detroit Tigers gave up six runs in the fourth inning of a 9-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. Justin Verlander got chased early, giving up eight hits and seven earned runs over three-and-two-thirds innings to take the loss. Shortstop Jose Iglesias had 4 hits. The loss dropped the Tigers to 45-and-46. They are now 10.5 games behind Kansas City in the AL Central, four-and-a-half games behind the Astros in the Wild Card race. Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler was ejected from Sunday's loss after breaking his bat in frustration and tossing it in the direction of home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez. Kinsler was angry at some of Gonzalez's calls, and then ended the at-bat with a pop fly to center. He then snapped his bat and tossed the remaining pieces in Gonzalez's direction. Crew chief Fieldin Culbreth says the toss is what earned Kinsler an ejection. Nick Castellanos was supposed to have the day off. Instead the Detroit Tigers' third baseman left Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Baltinore Orioles in the fifth inning with a black eye and an indent on his left cheek, the result of a hard-hit ground ball off the bat of the Orioles' Adam Jones. He was taken out of the game and X-rays showed a contusion to his left cheekbone. The Tigers say he's day-to-day.
The Tigers continue their home stand with a four-game series against the Mariners. First pitch is 7:08 p.m. Alfredo Simon gets the ball for Detroit.
Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk isn't sure if he'll be ready for the season-opener. Datsyuk had surgery at the end of last month to repair ruptured ankle tendons. Datsyuk told the Russian media that his recovery is expected to be four-to-five months. The Red Wings kick off the season by hosting the Maple Leafs on October 9 at Joe Louis Arena.
The Bombers split with the Mallards, winning 12-8 and losing in extra innings, 5-3.
The All Star game is Tuesday in Wisconsin Rapids. Pitcher Alex Hermeling will represent the Bombers. They’ll be back in action this Thursday at C.O. Brown Stadium to play the Kenosha Kingfish.
The Battle Creek Coyotes beat the Motor City Jaguars 59-0 on Saturday. The Coyotes improved to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the MLFA, while the Jaguars dropped to 1-5 in the conference. The Jaguars were held to negative 13 total yards and had five turnovers in the loss. The Coyotes finish the regular season Saturday as they host the 5-2 Marion County Crusaders. Kickoff is set for 7:10 p.m. at Harper Creek High School. Admission is just $5 for anyone 13 and older. It will be Kid's Night and Mascot Mania Night next Saturday, July 25. Children 12 and under get in free. Money raised will help out 11-year-old Sammy Bannister, who is battling a brain tumor.
Favre Inducted in Packers’ Hall
Three-time NFL MVP Brett Favre has been inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Over 67-thousand fans filled Lambeau Field to watch as Favre was honored by the team. His famous number-four jersey became the sixth number to be retired by the Packers, joining Tony Canadeo, Don Hutson, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke and Reggie White.
Favre's retired jersey will officially be unveiled during halftime of the Packers' Thanksgiving game against the Chicago Bears.
Kyle Busch captured the checkered flag for the second straight week by winning the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Busch led 96 of the 301 laps en route to his third victory in four weeks. After missing the first 11 races after an accident at Daytona, Busch is now just 58 points out of 30th place in the Sprint Cup standings.
Meanwhile, Brad Keselowski led a race-high 100 laps and finished second. Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top-five.
The U.S. men's soccer team beat Cuba 6-0 on Saturday and play Jamaica this Wednesday in the Gold Cup semi-final.
British Open Tied
The final round of the British Open is being played today. It's a three-way tie for the lead after three rounds of the weather-delayed British Open. Irish amateur Paul Dunne carded a six-under 66 Sunday at St. Andrews and is tied for the lead at 12-under with Australia's Jason Day and South African Louis Oosthuizen.
Jordan Spieth also shot a 66 and is one shot back at 11-under. He's trying to become the first man to win the year's first three majors since Ben Hogan in 1953.
Padraig Harrington is next at 10-under and then several players are three shots back including Zach Johnson, Danny Willett and Robert Streb. The final round will be played Monday.
Surfer Attacked by Shark
A professional surfer survived a dramatic shark attack that was broadcast on live television on Sunday. Australian surfer Mick Fanning was able to escape the attack without injury during the J-Bay Open in South Africa. Fanning could be seen fighting off the shark before being rescued. The rest of the competition was cancelled by the World Surf League after the incident.