—NFL – Lions win – Packers lose
The Detroit Lions beat the St Louis Rams 27 to 23 yesterday. It was San Francisco 49ers 30, Green Bay Packers 22
In other games… the Chicago Bears, took the Indianapolis Colts 41 to 21 Minnesota Vikings beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 26 – 23 (OT)
—High School Football – Ishpeming and Negaunee win!
Last Friday it was Ishpeming 23, Calumet 6 Negaunee, on a great comeback at Miner Stadium, beat Gladstone 36 to 34. Westwood beat Northern Elite 46 to 0. Marquette took Sault Ste. Marie 7 to 0. North Dickenson took Munising 48 to 6. and Manistique beat Gwinn 35 to 6.
—M-L-B – Tigers are swept
Mike Trout and Alberto Callaspo hit home runs to back seven solid innings from Zack Greinke as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers, 3-2 yesterday afternoon in LA.Andy Dirks homered in the fourth and Brennan Boesch doubled in a run in the seventh for Detroit, which was swept in the three-game series.Annibal Sanchez took the loss. The Tigers have lost five of their last six.Detroit starts a crucial four-game series with the White Sox tonight in Chicago.
First pitch is 8:10 p.m. Rick Porcello gets the start for the Tigers, up against Jose Quintana of the Sox.
—Tennis – Serena wins another title
American Serena Williams is celebrating another Grand Slam title.
The fourth-seeded Williams rallied to beat world number-one Victoria Azarenka to claim her fourth U.S. Open crown and 15th major championship overall.
Serena won the final four games of the third set to continue her recent run, which includes winning Wimbledon in July and singles gold at last month’s Olympics.
On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic completed a rain-delayed semifinal win over David Ferrer. Djokovic will play Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray in today’s men’s final. Murray beat Tomas Berdych in the other men’s semi on Saturday to advance.
—Nascar – Clint Bowyer wins at Richmond
Clint Bowyer drove to victory at Richmond International Speedway Saturday night but the 15-car wasn’t the only one celebrating after the checkered flag dropped.
Jeff Gordon finished second and jumped into the Chase before the 10-race playoff system starts next week at Chicagoland. Gordon’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne clinched the other wild card position for the Chase.
Kyle Busch was the odd man out, missing on a Chase spot by three points.
Mark Martin finished third in the race while last year’s Cup champion Tony Stewart came in fourth and clinched the 10th position in the Chase.
Denny Hamlin is the top seed in the Chase with his four wins this season.
By Mike Plourde…for Great Lakes Radio Sports.