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Lions Crumble in Opening Collapse – Tuesday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school volleyball tonight…
– Hancock plays at Calumet.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City visits Jeffers.
– Chassell entertains L’Anse.
– Baraga journeys to Watersmeet.
– Ontonagon welcomes Bessemer.
– Ewen-Trout Creek hosts Hurley.

In cross country, Houghton runs at Kingsford today.

The Finlandia University men’s soccer team fell to Lakeland University 1-0 last night. Noah Raisenen made seven saves in the loss.

The Michigan Tech volleyball team will play at Northern Michigan University tonight. Olivia Ghormley of the Huskies has been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Ghormley posted 33 kills in Tech’s wins over Saginaw Valley State and Lake Superior State.

Justin Verlander received a warm welcome in his return to Tiger Stadium last night, then turned in seven solid innings as his Houston Astros edged Detroit 3-2. Verlander gave up both Detroit runs, and struck out 10. All of Houston’s runs came in the third inning against Francisco Liriano, who struck out seven over six frames, and took the loss.

The Tigers entertain the Astros again tonight. Jordan Zimmermann will start against Framber Valdez. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:15 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Milwaukee Brewers narrowed the gap between themselves and the Cubs in the National League Central Division to just one game, with a 3-2 victory over Chicago last night. Wade Miley gave up two runs over five innings to earn the win. Josh Hader struck out all six batters he faced in the seventh and eighth innings, and Jeremy Jeffress got the save. The winning run scored in the sixth inning, when Mike Moustakas raced home from third base on a wild pitch.

The Brewers continue that series against the Cubs in Chicago tonight. Jhoulys Chacín will pitch against José Quintana.

The Detroit Lions intercepted Sam Darnold’s first NFL pass, and returned it for a touchdown last night. Things went downhill quickly after that, though, as the Lions lost ugly to the New York Jets 48-17. Detroit kept it close through the first half, but New York erupted for 31 points in the third quarter to put the game away. The Lions were held to 39 yards rushing. Matthew Stafford threw four interceptions, and backup Matt Cassell threw one. Stafford was hurt twice in the game, staying in after a leg injury, but leaving for a few plays after taking a blow to the chest.

In last night’s other NFL game, the Rams defeated the Raiders 33-13.

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There’s no word yet as to whether Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be able to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers was knocked out of Sunday night’s contest against the Bears with a knee injury, although he hobbled back onto the field to lead a remarkable comeback win. Coach Mike McCarthy said an examination yesterday provided some additional information about the injury, but a decision may not be made until late in the week.

Golf Outing
The deadline has been extended to sign up for this Saturday’s Calumet Copper Kings Hockey golf outing. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 10:00 at the Calumet Golf Club. The cost is $150.00 for a three-person team, which includes golf and dinner. To sign up, call the Athletic Director’s Office at 337-0311, extension 2204, or email sjacques@clkschools.org.

Our high school football coverage continues Friday night, when Houghton entertains Lake Linden-Hubbell at Sherman Field. Our pregame show will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3, KBear102.com, and the free KBear Apple and Android apps.

Email sports stories and game results to mornings@up.net.

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