Recap Reader: Tigers, Pistons, Spartans, Wings, Wolverines & more

Lots of sports happened over the July 4th holiday. Here is a sampling of the news and views from the pro and college sports world.

U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

The US Woman have won the World Cup, and Andrés ¡GOOOOOL! Cantor, was on the call for every goal.

Lions, Tigers, Pistons, Wings:

The Detroit News, Lynn Henning, writes that all is not lost for the Detroit Tigers while Miggy is away.

Meanwhile, the Freep’s George Sipple wonders if the Tigers will have a trade deadline fire sale.

Detroit Red Wings, right winger, Gustav Nyquist, was one of 23 NHL restricted free agents who Sunday filed for salary arbitration.

The Detroit Pistons signed restricted free agent guard Reggie Jackson to a five-year, $80 million deal Sunday night.

Detroit Lions great, Charlie Sanders, passed away Thursday. Mike O’Hara and Dan Miller both had great tributes to their friend and colleague.

Other News:

Michigan State junior Aerial Powers scored 12 of her game-high 22 points in a 80-68 USA victory over South Korea in the World University Games.

Deadspin reports how Lebron James is flexing on Dan Gilbert in the Cavs’ free agency hunt.

Headline of the Week:

Jim Harbaugh: ‘Clinically Insane’ Or Just Kind of a Jerk?

Ooopsie!

And finally, we wind up with an American distance runner who lost the race by celebrating too early. . . .

 

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