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Big names in sports coming to West Michigan

Posted July 31st, 2014 @ 2:56pm

Some of the biggest names in professional sports are headed to the Grand Rapids over the next few days.

The West Michigan Whitecaps announced Tiger's outfielder Andy Dirks is scheduled for a rehab assignment starting Friday.

Dirks was sidelined this spring by back surgery.  He played several games in Lakeland in early July before sitting down with back inflammation.

In golf, the No. 1 female golfer in the world, Stacy Lewis, joins U.S. Women's Open Champion Michelle Wie and other notables for next week's LPGA Meijer Classic.

Next week's golf event marks a return for the LPGA to the region after a long absence.

Blythfield Country Club in Belmont hosts this year's event.


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