Your Five Things For July 30th: Tigers Lose 4th Straight
1. Detroit Tigers Lose Game 1 vs White Sox
The Tigers are on a four game losing streak after losing game 1 to the White Sox 11 to 4. The game opened up in the top of the 7th inning after they gave up 7 runs off of 2 pitchers. Anibal Sanchez gets the loss after 6.1 innings giving up 5 runs, 4 earned runs. Joakim Soria came into the game in the 7th inning but only got 1 out while giving up 4 runs. The Tigers play again tonight at 7:08 at Comerica Park.
2. Arizona Cardinals Agree To 5 Year Contract Extension
The Arizona Cardinals agree to a new 5 year contract extension late last night. The deal is reportedly worth $70 million with $48 million guaranteed. Peterson is now under contract until the 2020 season. Peterson, who is currently 28, started all games so far and has 12 interceptions so far in his career.
3. Byron Scott Introduced As Lakers New Coach
The Lakers have officially introduced Byron Scott as the new coach. Scott grew up in California and was a former Lakers player. Scott was joined by some of Lakers past including, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes. While Scott does not have a winning coaching record, he wants to bring the NBA Championship back to LA. Read about Scott's comments here.
4. Josh Gordon Arguing Second-Hand Smoke For Failed Drug Test
Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon is arguing second hand smoke for his latest failed drug test. Gordon also hired Maurice Suh to help with the appeal process. Suh, helped the Richard Sherman win his appeal in 2012. Gordon is facing a full season ban due to the failed drug test. He also has a DWI charge in which he has yet received punishment for.
5. NCAA Reaches On Concussion Settlement
The NCAA has reached on a concussion settlement of $70 Million. The money will go to testing and diagnosing current and former players and a handful of lawsuits. This is different than the NFL agreement because this only covers diagnostic medical expenses. Also added is that baseline testing must happen in the preseason to all athletes, whether they play or not and NCAA approved concussion training to the athletes, coaches and athletic trainers.