Your Five Things For July 28th: Tigers Head Home After West Coast Swing
1. Detroit Tigers Go 3-4 On West Coast Roadtrip
The Detroit Tigers went 3-4 this past west coast roadtrip as they head home to play the Chicago White Sox. After taking 2 of 3 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Tigers only won 1 game this past series against the LA Angels. The Angels beat the Tigers by 1 run in two of the four games. They take on the White Sox tomorrow at 7:08 from Comerica Park as Anibal Sanchez takes the hill for the Tigers.
2. MLB HOF Welcomes New Class
MLB Hall Of Fame welcomes the new class of former players and managers into Cooperstown. The class that was welcomed was Greg Maduxx, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Joe Torre. Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox. The three managers inducted were the are 3 of the top 5 winners in the sport. Read more about the induction here.
3. Tour de France Ends
Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France by over 7 minutes. The Italian cyclist is the first Italian to win since 1998. Marcel Kittel of Germany wins the final stage but finished back in the 150's. He seemed to never get his time back up after his 2nd stage disappointment. He did win 4 stages. For full coverage on the 2014 Tour de France, click here.
4. Rudolph Reach New Deal With Vikings
Kyle Rudolph agrees to a new deal with the Vikings to become the 5th highest paid tight end. The deal was a 5-year, $36.5 million, according to Jay Glazer of FOX. Rudolph had 109 catches for 1,055 yards with 15 touchdowns. Rudolph, 24, said, "I’ve said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota. I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I’m excited about where this team is going. I’m looking forward to the 2014 season and helping this organization reach our ultimate goal.” Read more about the contract here.
5. Penn State Has A New Athletic Director
Sandy Barbour, formerly with CAL, is replacing Dave Joyner of Penn State. The deal for Barbour is 5-years $700,000. Barbour's career highlights was in fundraising but the school did struggle on the field in most sports. Read more about AD Barbour and the Penn State hire here.