Weekday Morning Sports – Tuesday 8/11/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Kansas City Royals 4, Detroit Tigers 0
Chicago White Sox 8, Los Angeles Angels 2
Cubs were off

Royals 4, Tigers 0 – Cueto beats Tigers 4-0 in his Royals’ home debut
Johnny Cueto threw a four-hitter in his Kansas City home debut as the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Monday night. Cueto (1-1) did not allow a runner past second base, struck out eight and walked none. It was his sixth career shutout and second this season. Cueto, who was acquired from Cincinnati on July 26 for three pitching prospects, received a loud cheer as he went out for his warmup pitches and the standing ovations grew after every scoreless inning as he walked to the dugout. Cueto struck out Anthony Gose on three pitches to begin the game as the festive Kauffman Stadium crowd roared with approval. Sluggerr, the Royals’ mascot, appeared wearing a Cueto-esque mane of dreadlocks. Tigers left-hander Matt Boyd, who was acquired from Toronto on July 30 in the David Price trade, gave up three runs in the first inning.

White Sox 8, Angels 2 – Sale, Garcia lead White Sox past Angels 8-2
Chris Sale was back in All-Star form, and Avisail Garcia homered twice to drive in four runs as the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-2 Monday night. Tyler Flowers added a solo shot to back Sale (10-7), who rebounded with a gem after allowing 14 earned runs and 18 hits in 10 1-3 innings while losing his previous two outings. The lanky left-hander didn’t allow a run _ or more than one baserunner in an inning _ until Johnny Giavotella drove in two with a double in the seventh. Sale returned for the eighth but was replaced by Nate Jones with one out after hitting Kole Calhoun with a pitch. Sale was charged with two runs and five hits. He struck out seven.

Milwaukee (Jungmann 6-3) at Chicago Cubs (Haren 7-7), 8:05 p.m.
Detroit (An.Sanchez 10-9) at Kansas City (Ventura 6-7), 8:10 p.m.       WSJM-AM/WCSY-FM 7:45
L.A. Angels (Santiago 7-5) at Chicago White Sox (Rodon 4-4), 8:10 p.m.

MLB – Tigers recall left-hander Ryan from Triple-A Toledo
The Detroit Tigers have recalled left-hander Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Toledo and he joined the club Monday for a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals. Ryan, 23, was 1-9 with a 4.75 ERA in 14 starts with the Mud Hens. He is 1-2 with a 6.19 ERA in nine games, including five starts, in two previous stints with Detroit this season. Ryan went 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA in six games last September in his first major league action. The Tigers optioned left-hander Ian Krol, who was 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA in 26 relief appearances, to Toledo. Krol had allowed 30 hits, including four home runs, and walked 13 in 21 1-3 innings.

NHL – AP source: Kane investigation involves woman in her 20s
A person familiar with the police investigation of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane tells The Associated Press that it involves something that happened between the player and a woman in her 20s. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because authorities have not revealed any details of the investigation being conducted by Hamburg police. Hamburg Police Chief Gregory Wickett confirmed the investigation last week, saying it involved something that may have happened at Kane’s home outside of Buffalo on Aug. 2. Wickett said police were gathering information and awaiting results of forensic tests. Kane is from Buffalo, and was selected first overall by Chicago in the 2007 draft. He has helped the Blackhawks win three Stanley Cup championships in the past six seasons.

Cycling – Feds detail why they want Armstrong medical records
The federal government says it wants Lance Armstrong’s medical records from his 1996 cancer treatments because they could prove how far he was willing to go to conceal his performance-enhancing drug use. Armstrong is vigorously fighting release of his records from the Indiana University School of Medicine as part of a federal lawsuit to recover more than $30 million in sponsorship the U.S. Postal Service paid to him and his teams.

NCAA Football – Michigan State defense moves on without Narduzzi
It’s a moment Michigan State figured was coming at some point _ the first season for the Spartans after losing defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi. After building one of the nation’s most consistently stingy defenses, Narduzzi finally left for a head coaching job when he was hired by Pittsburgh in December. Michigan State took the news largely in stride, promoting secondary coach Harlon Barnett and linebackers/special teams coach Mike Tressel to become co-defensive coordinators. Michigan State held its annual media day Monday, and the first question directed to coach Mark Dantonio was about Barnett and Tressel, both of whom joined the Spartans along with Dantonio before the 2007 season. Continuity shouldn’t be too much of a problem, but the logistics of preparation could require an adjustment period.

NFL – Bears top pick WR White has shin injury
The Bears may not have first-round draft pick Kevin White running routes for Jay Cutler until the regular season. White, the seventh selection in the 2015 draft, hasn’t practiced in training camp due to a left shin injury. The Bears have been vague on the exact nature of the injury, although coach John Fox has referred to it as “shin splints.” On Monday, White began jogging at practice for the first time on dry land during training camp. Fox said White will not be rushed onto the field. In describing the situation White faces, wide receivers coach Mike Groh invoked the name of Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants’ top pick who last year missed all of training camp and the first four games of the regular season with a hamstring injury. Beckham then won Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

NFL – Chargers trash San Diego’s latest stadium proposal
The Chargers wasted no time criticizing San Diego’s updated plans for a new $1.1 billion stadium, the city’s effort to keep the team from leaving for Los Angeles.  The proposal calls for the Chargers to be responsible for $362.5 million and all cost overruns, with public contributions capped at 32 percent of the total project.  Chargers point man and former Los Angeles deputy mayor Mark Fabiani slammed the proposal and the 6,000-page draft of an environmental impact report, saying the franchise will not be the City’s guinea pig for this inevitably ill-fated experiment.

Golf – PGA Championship – DeLaet out, O’Hair in
The field for this week’s PGA Championship will include the world’s No. 1 player. Rory McIlroy says he will compete at Whistling Straits this weekend, saying he’s 100 percent and that all parts of his game appear to be in order. McIlroy injured his left ankle playing around on a soccer field with friends the first weekend in July, causing him to miss the British Open. He showed up at Whistling Straits on Saturday and has been playing without apparent pain.  Graham DeLaet has withdrawn from the tournament because of a thumb injury that also forced him to withdraw from the Canadian Open last month. He stands 99th on the FedEx Cup race. Sean O’Hair will take DeLaet’s place.

NASCAR – NASCAR great  dies
NASCAR star Buddy Baker has died after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 74. The former Daytona 500 winner and Hall of Fame nominee won 19 races, including the 1980 Daytona 500 and was named one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers in 1998.

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Chicago Sky at New York Liberty, 7:00 p.m.
Indiana Fever at Washington Mystics, 7:00 p.m.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
No games last night

Lansing Lugnuts at Clinton Lumberkings, 7:30 p.m.
Great Lakes Loons at Kane County Cougars, 7:30 p.m.
South Bend Cubs at Beloit Snappers, 8 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 8:05 p.m.