—M-L-B—Tigers Tie With Sox
Anibal Sanchez threw a complete game shutout to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 2-0 win over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park last night.
Sanchez allowed just three hits while striking out ten and issuing one walk for his 4th victory with the Tigers.
Detroit scored their runs in the first inning, on RBI singles from Prince Fielder and Delmon Young.
The win puts the Tigers into a first place tie in the Central Division with the White Sox.
Cleveland beat the White Sox 4 to 3 yesterday.
Tonight, Rick Porcello takes the mound for Detroit, while Jeremy Guthrie gets the start for Kansas City. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.
—N-F-L—Controversial Call Stands
The NFL is standing by the decision not to overturn a controversial call in this week’s “Monday Night Football” game.
A touchdown called on the field was upheld during video review. Seattle won the game, 14-12.
The league calls the result of the game “final.” The NFL has come under fire in recent weeks for calls made by replacement referees while the regular refs sit on the sidelines in a labor dispute.
—College Football—Notre Dame Changes Course
Notre Dame has decided to opt out of its series with Michigan after the 2014 season.
The teams will still play each of the next two years, but the scheduled games for 2015, 2016 and 2017 were canceled.
The Fighting Irish, although independent in football, are set to leave the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Part of the agreement calls for Notre Dame to play at least five football games per season against members of the ACC.
Notre Dame beat Michigan 13-6 last Saturday night in South Bend.
—Nascar—2013 Sprint Cup Schedule
NASCAR is unveiling its 2013 Sprint Cup Series schedule.
The Chase race at Talladega Superspeedway will return to its traditional spot on the Sprint Cup calendar.
Talladega will be scheduled for October 20th and become the sixth round in the ten-race Chase.
This year’s Talladega fall event was pushed forward to October 7th to allow Kansas Speedway’s new pavement to be completely finished.
The 36 point races for next season begin with the Feburary 24th Daytona 500 and conclude with the November 17th race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The preseason, non-points Shootout event at Daytona International Speedway will run on February 16th, and the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be held on May 18th.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes Radio Sports