Your Five Things For July 21st: Tigers Are Back
1. Cleveland Takes 3 of 4 From Detroit
The Detroit Tigers are back in action from the All-Star Break losing 3 of 4 against the Cleveland Indians. The Tigers won the Sunday afternoon game 5-1 behind Drew Smyly's 7-innings giving up 1 run and improving his record to 6-8. The Tigers will travel to Arizona for a 3 game series before going to Los Angeles to take on the Angels. The Tigers still have a 5.5 game lead in the division.
2. Rory Shines At The Open Championship
Rory McIlroy shines in his first Open Championship win for his 3rd major championship. Rory shot -17 (271) to win the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Course going wire-to-wire for the win. With Rory being from Northern Ireland, winning the Open Championship really hits home for him. Tiger Woods did not finish as hot as he started and shot +6 and finished 69th. The next Major will be at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY starting August 7th.
3. Red Wings Plan For A New Arena Takes Another Step Forward
Mike Illitch announced plans for the new Detroit Red Wings arena which will be the centerpiece of the Stadium District in downtown Detroit. If all goes according to plan, it will be ready by 2017. The arena will hold close to 20,000 fans and will be close to Comerica Park and Ford Field. The new project will generate $1.8 billion in economic impact and 8,300 construction jobs and 1,100 permanent jobs after that.
4. Adreian Payne Finishes Summer League On Upswing
With summer league ending, Adreian Payne finished on a positive note. He finished this summer league averaging 12.5 and 7 rebounds a game. Payne also improved on not fouling and working on ball security as both of those numbers have gone down as summer league continued. He shot 37.5% from the floor and 30% from behind the ark. He did shoot 75% from the free throw line.
5. Tour de France Entering 2nd Rest Day
Entering the 2nd rest day of The Tour Italian Vincenzo Nibali holds the lead in the event by nearly 4 minutes while only winning 3 stages total. In second is Alejandro Valverde Belmont from Spain who has surged onto the scene with either a 2nd or 3rd place finish in the last 6 stages. The Tour finishes up on Sunday as they go back to Paris and end the 3 week long bicycle race.