Your Five Things For September 10th: Tigers Tied Atop AL Central
1. Tigers Top Royals 4-2
Last night, the Detroit Tigers topped the Kansas City Royals 4-2 to create a tie in the AL Central. The Tigers were lead by J.D. Martinez who went 1-3 with a homerun and 2 RBI's. The Tigers run support came early as 3 of the 4 runs were scored in the first 2 innings. The Royals scored a run in the 8th to make things interesting but Joe Nathan was able to get out of a jam to pick up his 30th save. Max Scherzer pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up 7 hits and 1 run with 6 strikeouts picking up his 16th win on the year. The series ends tonight as Rick Porcello will take the mound and face off against James Shields at 7:08 pm.
2. Roger Goodell Speaks On CBS News
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke with CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell the other day. When asked about the new Ray Rice tape, Goodell said that the NFL asked for the tape but never received the tape. According to TMZ, the casino said the NFL never asked for the tapes. Goodell continued to say that Monday was the first time he saw the clip which TMZ made public. Read more about the CBS interview here.
3. Greg Monroe Suspended Two Games
Pistons forward Greg Monroe has been suspended for the first two games of the season. This is because he was charged for driving while visually impaired. The report does not say when he was arrested but the Pistons did release a statement saying they are aware of the situation. Monroe signed a qualifying offer with the Pistons for $5.5 million after not being able to agree on a long term deal.
4. Ex-NFL Quarterback Headed To Jail
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is headed to jail after being sentenced to 5 years in jail. In 2012, he pleaded guilty for felony burglary and criminal possession of a dangerous drug. Leaf was the number 2 overall pick in 1998 and ended up playing for four teams in four years with 14 touchdowns and 36 interceptions. From 2006 to 2008, Leaf was a quarterbacks coach for West Texas A&M a Division II school before resigning.
5. Buffalo Bills Changing Hands
According to the Buffalo Bills organization, the team has been sold to Terry and Kim Pegula the owners of the Buffalo Sabers. The report says he will pay at least $1.1 billion which could top the the highest payment for an NFL team. Read more about the Buffalo Bills sale here.