Matt Dery’s Daily Update 6-24-11

The Tigers start up a 10 game home stand tonight, first of 3 with the surprising Arizona Diamondbacks who are first place in the AL West, 8 games over 500 for first year skipper Kirk Gibson. Detroit starts lefty Phil Coke, Zach Duke throws for the D-Backs.

Tigers announce today that owner Mike Ilitch will take part in the Sparky Anderson jersey retirement ceremony Sunday before the game. Ilitch was not present the first time the team honored Spakry years ago.

Pistons will welcome in their three draft choices tomorrow at a news conference in Auburn Hills, Brandon Knight, Kyle Singler and Vernon Macklin.

NBA owners and players gathering for more labor talks today with the current collective bargaining agreement set to expire in 6 days.

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