Tigers sign pitcher who acted as human shield in the Las Vegas shooting to a minor league deal
The Tigers have signed a pitcher to a minor league contract on Thursday and many already call him a hero. He played in rookie leagues and high-A ball in 2015 before moving on to join the Milwaukee minor league system where he has played AA and AAA ball through last season. He has a career minor league record of 31-30 with an ERA of 4.62 and a WHIP of 1.416 in 564.1 innings pitched. Along with Derby, the Tigers also signed 31-year-old right-handed pitcher Derek Law to a minor league deal as well. Law started in the San Francisco Giants’ minor league system in 2011 and he made his major league debut with the Giants in 2016.mlive.com
Bay County Fair returns for 156th year
BAY CITY, MI - An over a century old Bay County tradition has returned this year after being briefly paused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 156th Bay County Fair and Youth Exposition is now currently underway at the Bay County Fairgrounds are located at 810 Livingston St. in Bay City. The schedule for other events throughout the week is as follows:TuesdayTerry’s Exotic Animals, noon - 8 p.m.Muxlow Exotic Animals, noon - 9 p.m. Merchant building open noon - 8 p.m.WednesdayMuxlow Exotic Animals, noon - 9 p.m. Merchant building open noon - 8 p.m.ThursdayTerry’s Exotic Animals, noon - 8 p.m.mlive.com
Coronavirus forces changes for Kentucky Derby jockeys
(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)Jockeys riding in the rescheduled 146th Kentucky Derby have to arrive by Monday and then quarantine upon returning to their home tracks, just one of many changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, Churchill Downs had proposed an arrival date of Aug. 24 -- nearly two weeks before the Derby on Sept. 5. Smith will bolster his trip to the Derby with a riding assignment the following weekend at Kentucky Downs near the Tennessee border. Smith will be joined by some other Derby jockeys. Their coronavirus tests from Churchill Downs will be honored at the southern Kentucky track.
Get the family revved up for this fun activity
The Cub Scouts of America have an idea that you and the kids will enjoy. They are launching Pinewood Derby 500, a virtual derby where all kids can take part with their parents. The Pinewood Derby 500 will take place Saturday, September 12. She bonded with her own Dad trying to build her derby car and she thought kids across America would enjoy it too. To learn more about the race and to find out how you and your family can join in , click on the video above.
Serpentine wins English Derby in bizarre fashion
People cycle, walk and sit on the Downs surrounded by the Epsom Downs Racecourse, in Epsom, England, Friday, July 3, 2020. The Derby annual horse race will take place at the Epsom Downs Racecourse behind closed doors on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. Irish trainer Aidan OBrien, who had six runners, claimed a record eighth win in the race. It was unbelievable," O'Brien said of Serpentine's win. That was his eighth winner of the classic for fillies.
Connecticut murder suspect's family pleads for his surrender
This undated photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Peter Manfredonia. Peter Manfredonia, a University of Connecticut senior, is suspected of killing Ted DeMers, 62, and Nicholas Eisele, 23, before forcing Eisele's girlfriend into her car and fleeing the state with her. Paterson is about a 90-minute drive from Derby, Connecticut, where Eisele was killed. Eisele's family set up an online fundraiser to help cover funeral expenses and far exceeded the goal of $10,000 in just a few hours. On the page, friends and family shared memories, including his love of his mother's German shepherds, Trooper and Sandy.
Coronavirus Halts Derby Until Sept. 5th
The Great Depression and World War I and World War II didnt stop the Kentucky Derby, a race that has been run without interruption since it began in 1875. At no point did we ever consider canceling the Kentucky Derby, said Bill Carstanjen, CEO of Churchill Downs Inc. That year, there were travel restrictions imposed by World War II and no out-of-town tickets were sold. Were going to have a Kentucky Derby in September and thats fine, said trainer Mark Casse, whose Derby contender is Enforceable. It wouldve been terrible if we didnt have a Kentucky Derby at all.detroit.cbslocal.com