WSJM Sports July 11 2022

WSJM Sports July 11 2022




Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit Tigers 2

Los Angeles Dodgers 11, Chicago Cubs 9



Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals 2:10 pm – News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM and SuperHits 103.7 COSY FM

Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals 8:10 pm – News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM and SuperHits 103.7 COSY FM

Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Guardians 7:10 pm

Chicago Cubs are off


White Sox take advantage of error, score 2 in 8th of 4-2 win

Left fielder Robbie Grossman dropped Luis Robert’s short fly with two outs in the eighth to end his record errorless streak at 440 games and set up two unearned Chicago runs that snapped a tie, lifting the White Sox to a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Robert reached second when Grossman raced in and the ball bounced off his glove and fell in. The 32-year-old outfielder hadn’t made an error since June 13, 2018, while with Minnesota, setting a major league record for a position player. After Jose Abreu was intentionally walked, pinch-hitter A.J. Pollock hit a tiebreaking two-out RBI single that got past the reach of second baseman Jonathan Schoop to score Robert from second and put Chicago ahead 3-2.


Dodgers roar back to sweep Cubs 11-9

The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from a pair of early five-run deficits and completed a stellar homestand with an 11-9 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Freddie Freeman went 4 for 5 with a homer and two RBIs as the Dodgers got their seventh consecutive victory. P.J. Higgins hit his first career grand slam during Chicago’s five-run first inning, and David Bote hit a three-run homer in the third to put the Cubs up 8-3. But Chicago’s bullpen again failed to contain Los Angeles’ powerhouse lineup, blowing a lead for the third time in four games.



Djokovic tops Kyrgios for 7th Wimbledon, 21st Slam trophy

Novak Djokovic has defeated Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the men’s final at the All England Club for a fourth consecutive Wimbledon championship and seventh overall. The top-seeded Djokovic has won 28 matches in a row at Wimbledon and raised his career haul to 21 major trophies. That puts him just one behind rival Rafael Nadal’s 22 for the most in the history of men’s tennis. The 35-year-old Djokovic became the second oldest Wimbledon men’s champion in the professional era. The 40th-ranked Kyrgios was trying to become the first unseeded men’s champion at Wimbledon since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. Ivanisevic is now Djokovic’s coach and was in the Centre Court guest box for the match.



Elliott holds off LaJoie, giving Georgian 1st Atlanta win

Chase Elliott got by Corey LaJoie with just under two laps to go and crossed the finish line under yellow after a block sent LaJoie crashing into the wall. That gave Georgia-born driver his first victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Elliott pulled back around in front of the main grandstand, greeted by a boisterous ovation from fans who cheered loudly every time he went to the front. The wild capper to another eventful Atlanta race denied LaJoie the first victory of his career, which would’ve been a huge upset. It was Elliott taking the checkered flag under yellow.



AP source: Wayne Rooney agrees to coach DC United

Wayne Rooney has agreed to coach D.C. United in Major League Soccer, a person with knowledge of the move said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal had not been announced. The longtime English soccer star played for the MLS club in 2018 and 2019. Once visa paperwork is complete, Rooney is set to replace interim coach Chad Ashton, who replaced Hernan Losada earlier this season. D.C. United is tied with Chicago for the fewest points in the 28-team league with a record of 5-10-2. United lost 7-0 on Friday night at the Philadelphia Union, matching the MLS record for largest margin of defeat.



All Star Game

Team Wilson 134, Team Stewart 112


Griner’s name permeates WNBA All-Star Game, Team Wilson wins

A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart and the rest of the WNBA All-Stars wore Brittney Griner’s name and her No. 42 on the back of their jerseys for the second half of Team Wilson’s 134-112 victory over Team Stewart. It was another moment in the league’s continued push for Griner’s release from her detention in Russia. Griner has been detained since February after police at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage. Las Vegas aces guard Kelsey Plum was named MVP after she scored 30 points for Team Wilson in her first All-Star appearance.