Wednesday Morning State Sports Summary
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 01:40:14 EDT

The Detroit Tigers lost Game Three of the American League Division Series 2-0 to
the A's last night in Oakland.
Anibal Sanchez was charged with the loss, giving up two runs on five hits while
striking out three over six-and-one-third innings. Oakland pitching held
Detroit to four hits, with starter Brett Anderson giving up just two hits and
striking out six in six innings. Tonight, Max Scherzer gets the nod for the
Tigers, while the A's counter with A.J. Griffin.
First pitch at the Oakland Coliseum is 9:07 p.m.
Detroit now leads the best-of-five series two-games-to-one.

Buster Posey scored on an error with two outs in the top of the 10th as the
Giants avoided elimination with a 2-1 win over the Reds in Game Three of their
Angel Pagan plated a run on a sac-fly in the third for the Giants, who had only
three hits in the win.
Sergio Romo tossed two perfect innings to get the victory.
Jay Bruce singled in a run in the first for the Reds, who still hold a 2-1 lead
in the best-of-five set.
Jonathan Broxton was charged with the loss. Cincinnati will host Game Four on

The other two Division Series matchups will resume Wednesday after a travel day.

Both are even at one game apiece.
The Orioles squared their AL set against the Yankees with a 3-2 victory on
Monday night, while the Cardinals belted four homers in a 12-4 win over
Washington to knot the NL series.

                    (M-L-B Playoffs)

Oakland Athletics 2, Detroit Tigers 0
          (Tigers lead series 2-1)
San Fransisco Giants 2, Cincinnati Reds 1 (10 innings)
             (Reds lead series 2-1)


The Detroit Pistons open 2012 preseason play tonight as they host the Toronto
Raptors at the Palace.
Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.
Rookies Andre Drummond, Kim English and Khris Middelton are expected to make
their Detroit debut, along with Kyle Singler who was drafted in 2011, but played
with a team in Spain because of the NBA lockout last season.
The Pistons open the regular season at home against the Houston Rockets October

                       (N-B-A Preseason)

Barcelona 99, Dallas Mavericks 85
Milwaukee Bucks 97, Cleveland Cavaliers 80
Chicago Bulls 92, Memphis Grizzlies 88
New Orleans Hornets 97, Charlotte Baobcats 82


The Detroit Lions returned to the practice field yesterday in Allen Park.
Safety Louis Delmas, guard Rob Sims and linebacker Justin Durant practiced,
while defensive tackle Corey Williams and tight end Brandon Pettigrew were
sidelined because of injuries.
Delmas is expected to make his season debut on Sunday at Philadelphia following
knee surgery in August.
Williams and Pettigrew are listed as questionable against the Eagles.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the discipline for four players in the
New Orleans Saints' bounty case Tuesday, but did adjust certain aspects after
meeting with the players individually.
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma remains suspended for the season but will
retain the salary he received while on the physically-unable-to-perform list.
Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita had his suspension reduced from three
games to one, while free agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove saw his ban
reduced one game from eight to seven.
If Hargrove is signed by a team, he will only serve a two-game suspension after
receiving credit for the five games he already has missed this season.
Saints defensive end Will Smith's four-game suspension was upheld.


Hockey Hall of Fame announcer Budd Lynch has died at the age of 95.
Lynch, who had been the Red Wings public-address announcer since 1985, was also
the television voice of the team for 25 years. In 1985, Lynch was honored by
the NHL Broadcasters Association with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award at the
Hockey Hall of Fame.
In 1994, Lynch was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

Dominik Hasek (HAH-sick) is finally hanging up his skates for good.
The 47-year-old goalie is retiring after failing to draw interest from an NHL
Hasek last played in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008, helping the
club win its fourth Stanley Cup in a twelve-year span. He most recently played
professionally in Russia in 2010-11.
According to, he had been hoping to return to the NHL this season, but
one club that had maintained contact apparently backed off.
Hasek was a six-time Vezina Trophy winner and two-time league MVP with the
Buffalo Sabres from 1992-2001. He retired for one season after winning his
first Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2002.

                           ---College Basketball---

University of Detroit Mercy junior guard Ray McCallum has been named the Horizon
League preseason player of the year, while the Titans basketball team was picked
to finish second in the conference.
UDM trailed only Valparaiso in the preseason vote by coaches, sports information
directors and media members at the league's media day yesterday.
Last season, the Titans won the Horizon League championship and earned their
first NCAA Tournament bid since 1999. UDM opens exhibition play against Ryerson
October 27th at Calihan Hall.

                               ---College Football---

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30-60
years in prison for his conviction on charges of child sexual abuse.
Judge John M. Cleland handed down the sentence on Tuesday after Sandusky was
found guilty in June on 45 counts charging him with sexual abuse of 10 boys over
a 15-year period.
Sandusky will serve no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years in prison.
It is essentially a life sentence for the 68-year-old Sandusky, who has always
maintained his innocence and plans to appeal.
The scandal, which broke last November with Sandusky's arrest, brought down the
Penn State football program, tarnished the legacy of the late Joe Paterno and
scarred the entire university.

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