Five Things For July 1st: Tigers Win In Grand Fashion
1. Tigers Win After Honoring 1984 Team:
The Detroit Tigers honored the 1984 World Series team before the team played the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker and others were some of the former players honored at Comerica Park. The night ended with a bang as Rajai Davis hit a walk-off grand slam off of Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle. The Tigers play the Athletics again tonight at 7:08.
2. Browns Looking To Keep Hoyer:
Former Michigan State quarterback Brian Hoyer could get some security. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the Browns are trying to get Hoyer a contract extension heading into the last year of his contract. The team drafted Johnny Manziel in the 2014 NFL Draft. Hoyer, who is 28, is recovering from an season-ending ACL Injury.
3. Jason Kidd Traded
The Nets have agreed to trade the coaching rights to Jason Kidd to the Milwaukee Bucks for a pair of 2nd-round picks. The Bucks have fired coach Larry Drew who went 15-67 as the Bucks coach last year. The initial candidates for the Jobs are Lionel Hollins and former CSKA Moscow coach Ettore Messina.
4. USA Plays at 4; Altidore Available:
USA will play Belgium in the round of 16 of the World Cup today today at 4 PM. Jozy Altidore will be available if head coach Jurgen Klinsmanm wants to use him. Altidore has not played since his injury against Ghana in USA's first game of group play. The winner will play the either Argentina or Switzerland who play at noon today.
5. Big 10 officially has 14 teams:
Today marks the first day that Maryland and Rutgers are members of the Big Ten. Commissioner Jim Delany has been in Washington DC welcoming in the new members. With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers the football divisions have changed once again. The East Division will include Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers. The West Division will include Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin.