Your Five Things For August 5th: Tigers Lose First Game In The Bronx
1. Tigers Drop Game One In Bronx
The Tigers lost a pitchers duel last night in the Bronx, losing 2-1. Scherzer picked up the loss giving up 9 hits and 2 runs with 4 strikeouts. Brandon McCarthy, the Yankees starting pitcher, pitched 5 1/3 innings with 8 strikeouts while giving up 5 hits and 1 run. McCarthy is 4-0 on the season with the Yankees with a 2.58 ERA. Game 2 is tonight with David Price taking the mound for his first start for the Tigers. He will face Hiroki Kuroda who is 7-7 on the season. First pitch will be at 7:05 pm.
2. Tiger Woods Not Out Of PGA Championship, Yet
After pulling out of the Bridgestone this past weekend, Tiger Woods has not yet said no to PGA Championship and to Ryder Cup consideration. This was his 3rd time playing in a competitive tournament since his March 31st back surgery. The injury came on the 2nd hole of the final round of the Bridgestone Tournament in Ohio when he "jarred" his back after landing his ball on the fridge of the bunker. Many people knew there was something wrong when Woods hit a par 3, 200 yard shot, 65 yards short. If Woods does not make the Fed Ex playoffs and does not make the Ryder Cup he will not be back in the competitive golf until the new season starts.
3. Team USA Basketball Cuts Roster By 3 For World Cup
Team USA is set to cut three more player in preparation for the World Cup. John Wall, Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards and Paul Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks are the three expected to be cut. That will put the roster at 16. The roster needs to get down to 12 before the tournament in Spain on August 23rd. It will not be an easy decision for head coach Mike Kryzewski and staff as players remaining include Kevin Durant, Andree Drummond, Klay Thompson and others. A list of players left can be found here.
4. Running Back, David Wilson, Is Set To Retire At 23
Giants running back David Wilson is going to retire at age 23 because a recent concussion. Wilson, who was selected 32nd in the 2012 NFL draft by the New York Giants. Wilson, who played his college football at Virginia Tech was the 2012 ACC Player Of The Year. Read more about Wilson and his retirement here.
5. Andy Dalton Gets New Contract
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton agreed on a new 6 year deal worth at least $96 million with the ceiling of the deal over $110 Million. Dalton will make $10.5 million in 2016 then $13.1 million, $13.7 million, $16 million ending at $17.5 million in 2020. For more information on the deal, click here.