Summer vacation is officially over for NFL Players, including the Detroit Lions.
Good crowd onhand for today's opening of training camp in Allen Park. A lot of new faces to see this year, including rookie running back Kevin Smith out of Central Florida. He's counted on to help the ground game. As you heard earlier, first round pick Gosder Cherilus is in camp. Number 77, of Boston College signed his contract last night. Head Coach Rod Marinelli likes what he sees as he gets ready for the upcoming season.
Over in the WNBA...
Punishment was levied on the Shock and Sparks today in the aftermath of Tuesday nights bench clearing fracas.
The WNBA suspending Plenette Pierson four games, assistant coach Rick Mahorn gets two games off. Kara Braxton, Tasha Humphrey, Sherri Sam and Elaine Powell all receive one game suspensions. A total of five Sparks players get suspensions including 1 gamers for Candace Parker and Lisa Leslie. In wake of all the suspensions and the loss of Cheryl Ford for the season to a torn knee ligament.
Detroit called on a legend today for help.
The Shock signing 50 yr old Hall of Famer, Nancy Lieberman to a 7 day contract. She'll become the oldest player by more than a decade to suit up for a WNBA game. Head coach Bill Lambier says he got the idea while watching Lieberman take part in the skills test at last years all star game.
Ohio State picked as pre-season favorites today at the conference football media day in Chicago. Michigan not making the top three. New head coach Rich Rodriguez admits the Wolverines lost alot of talent to the NFL, but believes things will be just fine.
Michigan State is hoping to build on a seven win season, head coach Mark Dantonio says this truly is a game of inches.
The Tour De France
Carlos Sastre of Spain, retained the overall lead and Marcus Burghardt of Germany won the 18th stage of the tour de France as the race left the alps on Thursday. Sastre leads CSC teammate Frank Schleck of Luxemburg by 1 minute, 24 seconds.