Jason Kipnis went 2-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs scored against the Tigers on Friday.
It looks like it could be a take of two halves for Kipnis yet again, except this time it's a dominant second half instead of a first. Chalk up the power outage to the oblique injury early on as the Indians' second baseman put it all behind him with a strong performance to open the second half. He won't reach the 20-20 mark we were all hoping for, but a strong second half could certainly salvage what has seemingly been a lost season for the third-year pro. This game may have just ruined your chance to buy low on him, so hopefully you acted quickly before.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kobe Bryant is still unsure if 2015-16 will be his final season in the NBA.
“We haven’t set anything in stone and I’ve talked about it before. But could this be the last [season]? Absolutely," Bryant told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports. "It’s tough to decide. It’s really tough to make those types of decisions." In a nutshell, Kobe said that he won't be able to make a decision until after the season. He wants to see how much he enjoys playing still and the only time to make that determination is after the season comes to a close. It looks like this will annoyingly drag out all season and all of next summer. Analysis: Howard Bender
Ameer Abdullah is apparently impressing during the early stages of training camp.
Abdullah has been turning heads since being selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Lions' see him as the second coming of Reggie Bush in Joe Lombardi's offensive system. If that is true, he'll get the ball on average 10.5 times per game but most expect that number to be the bare minimum for Abdullah's rookie-year. The ADP on Ameer has him getting selected in the sixth round of most drafts. Analysis: Drew Phelps