Monday Sports Summary 08-01-22
Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:20:40 EDT

The Tigers lost 3 of their 4 games in Toronto capped by a 4-1 loss on Sunday. A Javy Baez solo shot was their lone run of the finale Garrett Hill took the loss in his 5-inning start, tagged with 4 earned runs although Detroit committed 4 total errors in the game.

Michigan State football lands a verbal commitment from a local 4-star WR for their 2024 class. Nicolas Marsh chose the Spartans. He told the Detroit free press that MSU treated him like family.

And the NBA says goodbye to a legend. Mr. Bill Russell died yesterday at the age of 88. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. He was named Most Valuable Player five times and was a 12-time All-Star. With the Celtics they won 11 NBA championships during his 13-year career, the last two of which (1968 and 69), he was also the head coach of the team. He also led the San Francisco Dons to two consecutive NCAA titles in 1955 and 1956, and captained the gold-medal winning U.S. national basketball team at the 1956 Summer Olympics. Russell was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 1975, was one of the founding inductees into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. He was selected into the NBA 25th Anniversary Team in 1971, the NBA 35th Anniversary Team in 1980, was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996 and was selected into the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in 2021. In 2009, the NBA renamed the NBA Finals MVP Award in his honor. In 2021, he was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame a second time for his coaching career.

(Info Courtesy of Michigan News Radio and or The Alpena News, MHSAA and Mi Sports Now)


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