Sports Digest: McNabb says he's going to retire as an Eagle

2013-05-14T21:15:00Z 2013-09-16T19:26:12Z Sports Digest: McNabb says he's going to retire as an Eagle nwitimes.com
May 14, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro baseball

PEAVY, POWER LIFT SOX PAST TWINS: Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo homered to back another strong start from Jake Peavy and lead the White Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

Peavy (5-1) gave up two runs and five hits with six strikeouts in seven innings and Tyler Flowers' single in the eighth scored the go-ahead run for the White Sox. Addison Reed picked up his 12th save.

Kevin Correia (4-3) gave up four runs and nine hits with two strikeouts in seven innings.

GONZALEZ LEADS ROCKIES PAST CUBS: Carlos Gonzalez homered twice and finished with a career-high five hits to lead the struggling Colorado Rockies to a 9-4 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday night.

Gonzalez was 5 for 5 and fell a triple shy of a cycle.

Jeff Francis (2-3), winless since April 5, gave up one run and three hits while striking out seven in six innings.

Carlos Villanueva (1-3) allowed six runs and 12 hits in five innings for the Cubs.

GRANDERSON ACTIVATED BY YANKEES: Curtis Granderson rejoined the New York Yankees on Tuesday, 2 1/2 months after breaking an arm in his first at-bat of spring training.

The T.F. South graduate was activated, played left field and went 0-for-3 with a run scored in a 4-3 victory against Seattle.

 

Pro football

MCNABB SAYS HE'S GOING TO RETIRE AS AN EAGLE: Donovan McNabb says he will retire with the Philadelphia Eagles this fall.

The six-time Pro Bowl quarterback led the Eagles to four NFC championship games and a Super Bowl loss in 11 seasons before he was traded to Washington in 2010. McNabb, a Mount Carmel grad, went 92-49-1 with the Eagles and holds franchise records for completions (2801), passing yards (32,873) and passing touchdowns (216).

McNabb announced these plans on ESPN Radio 97.7 FM in Syracuse and later on his NBC Sports Radio show.

 

College baseball

VALPARAISO’S WORMINGTON STYMIES TOLEDO: Kyle Wormington (5-7) allowed five hits and struck out seven in 7 2/3 innings, leading Valparaiso to a 6-1 home win over Toledo on Tuesday. Jake Hanson added two RBIs for the Crusaders (25-26).

 

College softball

TICKETS ON SALE FOR NCAA SOFTBALL REGIONAL: Tickets are on sale for this weekend’s NCAA Ann Arbor regional. Valparaiso will meet Michigan at 6 p.m. Friday in the opener. Tickets are $12 for chairbacks, $10 for reserved bleachers and $8 for outfield bleachers. For details, call (866) 296-6849, or go to www.mgoblue.com/tickets/sfb-index.html.

PUC SOFTBALL ADDS FIFTH PLAYER: Purdue Calumet landed the fifth member of its inaugural softball recruiting class, as Lake Central's Haley Loden recently committed to play for the Peregrines next season.

The Indians' outfielder also plays club softball for the Munster Magic.

 

College football

MICHIGAN'S HOKE SAYS IRISH 'CHICKENING OUT': Michigan coach Brady Hoke has taken the Notre Dame rivalry up a notch.

Hoke made a crowd chuckle on Monday at West Michigan Sports Commission luncheon by saying the Fighting Irish are "chickening out" from the storied series.

Notre Dame exercised an option in its football-scheduling contract with Michigan last fall to cancel games from 2015-2017.

Hoke lamented that the Irish will continue to play rivals Michigan State and Purdue, joking he knows why they made that decision.

A letter from Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon that opted out of the game was obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request. Swarbrick wrote then that the move was necessary because of commitments to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

 

Pro basketball

HEAT BACK HOME, CHANCE TO FINISH OFF BULLS: The Miami Heat are dealing with Dwyane Wade's injury woes and saying they need to be desperate now. The Bulls are saying how excited they are for this opportunity.

Given all that, it wouldn't sound like it's the Heat who are up 3-1 in this Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Wade is still hurting, and the Heat are rolling along nonetheless. Three straight wins by an average of more than 23 points have the reigning NBA champions one win away from returning to the East finals, and they'll try to close out the Bulls on tonight in Miami.

Chicago scored just 65 points in Game 4 and made only one-quarter of its shots in that matchup. Still, the weary Bulls say they've got hope heading into Game 5.

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