Thursday Morning State Sports Summary
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 02:07:22 EDT


The Detroit Tigers were beaten by the Oakland A's 14-4 last night at Comerica
Starter Doug Fister got the loss, giving up seven runs on 13 hits while striking
out two in five innings. Torii Hunter went three-for-five with a solo home run
and a double, while Alex Avila knocked in two runs.
In the series finale this afternoon, Max Scherzer (19-1, 2.73 ERA) heads to the
mound for Detroit, while Oakland counters with Bartolo Colon (14-5, 2.97 ERA).
First pitch at Comerica Park is 1:08 p.m.

                   (M-L-B Scoreboard)

American League

Boston Red Sox 4, Baltimore Oioles 3
Texas Rangers 12, Seattle Mariners 4
Toronto Blue Jays 7, New York Yankees 2
Oakland Athletics 14, Detroit Tigers 4
Tampa Bay Rays 4, LA Angels of Anaheim 1
Chicago White Sox 6, Houston Astros 1
Kansas City Royals 8, Minnesota Twins 1

National League

Cincinnati Reds 10, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 0
Washington Nationals 4, Miami Marlins 3
Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Milwaukee Brewers 1
Philadelphia Phillies 6, New York Mets 2
Colorado Rockies 5, San Francisco Giants 4
San Diego Padres 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 1


Atlanta Braves 3, Cleveland Indians 2


The Detroit Lions are in Buffalo to take on the Bills tonight in the final
tune-up before the regular season. Kick off at Ralph Wilson Stadium is 7:00
Rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah is not expected to play tonight because of an
undisclosed injury, but receiver Ryan Broyles and guard Leroy Harris, who have
been dealing with knee injuries, should see some action against the Bills.
Detroit opens the regular season at home against the Minnesota Vikings September

                                ---College Basketball---

The Big Ten has released the 2013-14 basketball schedule for the University of
Michigan and Michigan State.
Michigan will tipoff the regular season against The University of
Massachusetts-Lowell on November 8th, will take on Duke in the Big Ten/ACC
Challenge December 3rd and open Big Ten play in Minnesota January 2nd.
MSU hosts McNeese State to open the regular season November 8th, with a game
against Kentucky November 12th, and will go up against North Carolina in the Big
Ten/ACC Challenge December 4th, before opening conference play against Penn
State December 31st.
The Spartans will host the Wolverines January 25th, and U of M will host MSU
February 23rd.

                                ---College Football---

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has been suspended for the first half of
Saturday's season opener.
After officials met with Manziel for nearly six hours Sunday, the NCAA and
Texas A&M came to an agreement Wednesday to bench the Heisman Trophy winner for
the first half against Rice.
Manziel will address the team regarding the situation and lessons learned as
part of his punishment, while the university will revise its future education
concerning student-athlete autographs for individuals with multiple items.

The college football season kicks off Thursday night, and a pair of top-25
teams are in action. No. 6 South Carolina, the highest preseason ranking for the
Gamecocks, plays host to the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Steve Spurrier's team is coming off an impressive 11-2 record and an Outback
Bowl win over Michigan.
Later, the 24th-ranked USC Trojans will begin the post-Matt Barkley era as they
head to Hawaii to battle the Rainbow Warriors. Hawaii is led by
Norm Chow, the former USC offensive coordinator.
The Trojans, guided by Lane Kiffin, are coming off a disappointing 7-6 mark
last season and lost to Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl.


Third-seeded Andy Murray is into the second round at the U.S. Open. The Brit
dismissed Michael Llodra in straight sets to move on to the second round.
Sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro also advanced on the men's side despite rain
suspending play earlier on Wednesday.
American James Blake saw his career come to an end after a 7-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-7,
6-7 rally from Ivo Karlovic. Blake previously announced that this would be his
last tournament.

On the women's side, third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska moved into the third round
with a straight sets win.
Meanwhile, her younger sister Urszula lost to 15th-seeded American Sloane
Stephens in straight sets.
Fifth-seeded Li Na also advanced to the third round with a pair of 6-2 set
victories. Venus Williams was ousted 3-6, 6-2, 6-7 by Jie Zheng.

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